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APRIL SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:08 7:50 7:07 7:51 7:06 7:51 7:05 7:52 7:04 7:52 7:03 7:53 7:02 7:53 VOL. 20, NO. 42 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 12, 2013 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Oyster-Lympics Preparations Under WayThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is finalizing preparations for the 4th annual Oyster Eating Contest, part of the new and expanded event, now retitled Oyster-lympics 2013 to include an Oyster Shucking Contest, an Oyster Dive and other engaging and fun activities, all designed to help raise money to support the museums educational and exhibition programs. The event will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Timbers. The 3rd annual Oyster Eating Contest last year was a huge success. Lamar Williams successfully defended his title to remain the King of the Mollusk Munchers. There was some drama involved, as Williams and fellow competitors Ron Clayton and Chuck Woods finished in a three-way tie with 48 oysters eaten in one minute the same number that won last years competition. After a 30-second tiebreaker, Williams was declared the winner, having downed an additional 37 oysters. There are several event sponsorship opportunities available. To learn more about sponsorships or to participate as a contestant, visit www.shellmuseum.org, or contact John Suau at 395-2233 or info@ shellmuseum.org. The 2012 reigning champion Lamar WilliamsBeer In The Bushes Set For April 20The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) will host the 2nd annual Beer in the Bushes, a craft beer tasting on Saturday, April 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. The event will be held on the grounds of the nature center and will include craft beer, barbecue, live music, dancing, games and an island sunset. Beer in the Bushes is sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Local distributor Red White & Brew is continued on page 15Earth Day At The Refuge Talk trash, meet Bagzilla and create earth-friendly crafts at this years Earth Day at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel on Saturday, April 20. The refuge will celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day in partnership with Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) and Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE). The first 200 visitors to the fefuge that day will receive a free reusable water bottle, courtesy of DDWS. Throughout the day, meet and greet trashy refuge educator Bagzilla, costumed in a years worth of an average continued on page 15Operation Open Arms To Host Veterans On CaptivaOn Friday, April 19, Operation Open Arms a locally founded, nationally acclaimed military outreach program will officially be eight years old. The brainchild of Captain John Giddy-up Bunch, Operation Open Arms is a not-for-profit organization that has a calling and reputation for providing much deserved vacations and R&R benefits to active duty U.S. military service people and their families. To cite an example of OOAs works, on Thursday. April 18 representatives from the Lee County Sheriffs Office continued on page 5 Queenie Viglione, USMC Nicholas Elliott and Dave Jensen Wildlife Drive will be open free to bikers and hikers Uproot Hootenanny
ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 20132 Details Of Path Improvements Shared At Open Houseby Jeff LysiakLast week, members of the City of Sanibels Public Works Department hosted an open house at MacKenzie Hall to share details of the East Periwinkle Shared Use Path & Road Improvement project, which is anticipated to improve both the safety and appearance of the islands bike paths and easternmost thoroughfare before the end of the year. Plans call for the widening of the shared use path along Periwinkle Way, starting at the intersection of Kings Crown Drive and concluding at the parking area for Lighthouse Beach. The path, which is currently six feet wide, would be extended to 10 feet wide. In addition, a minimum five-foot vegetative buffer would be provided between the shared use path and the roadway, which would require some sections of Periwinkle Way to be shifted slightly to the north in order to accommodate the expanded barrier. At present, some areas of the road are less than two feet from the path. We anticipate putting this out to bid by mid-April, said Keith Williams, public works director, who anticipates that bidding would be open for one month, reviewed by city staff and assuming a qualified bid is received submitted to city council at the June meeting. In a perfect world, if council awarded a contract in June, construction would begin in July. While Williams explained that his department was still fine tuning engineering estimates for the project including how much asphalt would be required, how much Mike Miller, left, of the Sanibel Bicycle Club listens to Keith Williams, the City of Sanibels public works director, explain some of the East Periwinkle Shared Use Path & Road Improvement project highlights photos by Jeff Lysiak City employees, from left, Scott Krawczuk, Roy Gibson and Jim Jordan review the East Periwinkle Shared Use Path & Road Improvement blueprints Ken and Nancy Sebree look at the Lighthouse Beach portion of the project Season Sponsor Nick Adams Photography Show Sponsors ... a hilarious 90 minutes of laughs and mayhem Island Sun with purchase of one regular-priced ticket to a performance of Fully Committed.TO REDEEM: Call Box Of ce at (239) 472-6862 in advance, & give offer code BOGO. Not redeemable for cash. Not applicable for prior purchases. BOGOThis Offer Entitles Holder to ONE TICKET FREEWritten by Becky Mode Starring Trey Compton
earth needed to be moved and various labor costs associated with the plan the East Periwinkle Shared Use Path & Road Improvement proposal is capped with a $600,000 budget. We do have some flexibility to add funding through other resources for the shared use paths, said Williams. During the open house, islanders viewed a series of blueprints detailing individual sections of Periwinkle Way, where the shared use path will be widened and the roadway expanded and shifted. This project actually smoothes out Periwinkle Way, added Williams, which will makes it safer for both bicyclists and automotive traffic. Also, at the easternmost terminus of the path, which currently dead ends at the Lighthouse Beach parking area, a new extension will allow bicyclists to travel to the parks picnic area. Several members of the public who attended the open house spoke favorably of the extension, as well as the overall project details. To review plans for the East Periwinkle Shared Use Path & Road Improvement project, contact Public Works Director Keith Williams at 472-6397 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An open house was held at MacKenzie Hall on April 3 to review details of the East Periwinkle Shared Use Path & Road Improvement project 3 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Whats Happening At The House In 2013 Telephone: (239) email@example.com 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 LAST DANCE PARTYApril 13 House of Soul & R&B $20/ticket in advance $30/ticket at the door View party Photos www.islandphotographyllc.comThanks to series sponsors: Joe Meek & Marge Meek, Rosier Insurance, Billys Rentals, Billys Bike Shop & Michael KellyAnnual MeetingWed, April 24 6:30 pmTo enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Follow Us On FacebookSanibel Community Association needs your support. Go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net for more information, and become a member today! CLASSESComplimentary Shell Crafting Monday 10-Noon Crafts on sale daily until 3pmZumbaMonday 5:45 p.m. by appt. 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 featuring trip for 6 to Burgundy, France or $2,000 gift certi cate to Congress Jewelers or 2 tickets to anywhere Jet Blue Flies. $100. See details at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net Blueprints showing where areas of Periwinkle Way will be adjusted to accommodate a wider vegetation buffer and where the shared use path will be widened from six to 10 feetEmail editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
4 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 A Different Kind Of Treasure Hunt At The Historical VillageA new kind of treasure hunt going on at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is similar in many ways to a game called letterboxing, played around the time the first settlers came to Sanibel. Its called geocaching and was first played in May 2000. Participants use a global positioning system (GPS) and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called caches, anywhere in the world. There is no such thing as a typical cache, as they may contain a logbook for the finder to write something, or plastic containers with toys or trinkets. The games ancestor, letterboxing, used clues and references to landmarks embedded in stones. Last week, museum visitors Ken Reiskyti of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Hope DeHaan of River Forest, Illinois, arrived independent of each other at the cache located in the village. DeHaan, a geocacher for one year, was hoping for some clues from Reiskyti, a much more experienced geocacher. But clues, apparently, are not allowed. I guess we will have to move our cache now, as its location has become obvious, said Emilie Alfino, museum manager. While we strive to make the village a fun place for visitors rather than a frustrating one, I think the geocachers would like a little bit more of a challenge. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is currently 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 throughout April. Beginning Wednesday, May 1, the village will switch to off-season hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The museum closes after August 3 and reopens November 6. For more information, call 472-4648 or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org. Ken Reiskyti and Hope DeHaan found the Historical Villages hidden treasure using GPS in an outdoor recreational activity called geocaching. Museum Docent Blair Wyatt, right, assisted Sanibel Community Association Annual Meeting NoticeThe Sanibel Community Associations (SCA) annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Learn the status of the Sanibel Community Association as well as The Community House. Appetizers and beverages will follow the report. Reservations are necessary. Call 472-2155 or stop by The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. The Community House Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Do you have one of these?These new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 WOOSTER WOOSTER TV TVSALES COMPETITIVE PRICINGVIDEO DVD COMPUTERSSERVICE RENTALS2422 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel FL email@example.com www.woostertv.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
5 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013Doors Open Saturday Night At House Of Rhythm, Blues And SoulThe last of the House Party Series is Saturday, April 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Community House. The band Uptown Express will take you back in time with hits from the s and s. Their material includes a blend of oldies from Chicago rhythm and blues, New York doo wop and Motown soul. Guests are encouraged to dress in s and s attire. There will be pinball, hulahoops and a jitterbug contest. Snacks and beverages for the evening will be in keeping with the theme. Alcoholic beverages will be available by donation. Series sponsors are Billys Bike Shop, Billys Rentals, Joe and Marge Meek, Rosier Insurance and Mike Kelly. Party sponsors are A Better Bugman and West Wind Inn. SCCF is the nonprofit partner that will benefit from this event. Make reservations by calling The Community House at 472-2155. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price includes the show, dancing and appetizers. For more information, visit online at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Community House of Rhythm and Blues photo Courtesy of Island Photography, LLCFrom page 1Operation Open Armswill provide an honor escort for Lance Corporal Christian Brown, Lance Corporal Jonathan Carnes and Browns mother, Lyn Braden-Reed, as they travel from Southwest Florida International Airport to Jensens Twin Palm Resort on Captiva. The combat-wounded USMCs veterans will be on Captiva for five nights and currently have plans for fishing with local guides and a wild hog hunting trip, coordinated by Lieutenant Tim Barrett of the Sanibel Fire Department. In December 2011, while in Kajaki, Afghanistan, conducting combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom, Brown was leading his squad on foot patrol when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) and was seriously injured. In November 2011, while on his first active-duty deployment in Sangin, Afghanistan, Carnes was also seriously injured by an IED. The two Marines met during an extensive period of recovery at Walter Reed Medical Center. Operation Open Arms believes these honorable young men are more than ready for some good, old-fashioned, Southwest Florida R&R. Along with contributions by Southwest Airlines, Jensens Twin Palm Resort & Marina, YOLO Watersports, RC Otters and The Green Flash restaurants, to name just a few, Operation Open Arms will participate in a sunset parade with Captivas Marching Mullet Band on Friday, April 19 in recognizing the service of Christian Brown and Jonathan Carnes. The parade will start at Jensens Twin Palm Resort and Marina at 7:35 p.m. All are welcome to participate in this event and applaud these fine young men. To learn more about Christian Brown, you can go to the informative Facebook page which is hosted by Lyn BradenReed and updated frequently about her sons progress. On Facebook, search for Support LCPL Christian Brown, USMC, Combat Wounded. For more information, contact www. operationopenarms.org, call Dave Jensen at Jensens Twin Palm Resort at 4725800 or visit www.marchingmullet.com. Theological Studies Part IIApril Theological Studies Part II, entitled Mother Earth: A Theological Exploration of Environmental Literature, will be held on consecutive W ednesdays April 17 and April 24 at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. (identical sessions) at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Poets and writers have often written about nature, and many of the resulting poems and stories have theological significance. This two-session lecture/discussion course will focus around the writings of several such writers, including Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Flannery OConnor and Mary Oliver. There will be short advance reading assignments, brief lectures and guided discussion For more information, contact Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ at 472-0497. WE WILL PAY YOUR TOLL!!!Spend $55 and bring us your toll receipt for a full refund! Three Crafty LadiesJoin us Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th for an END OF SEASON EXTRAVAGANZA!Help us clear the shelves for Summer! Over 1300 bolts of fabric, fat quarters, jelly rolls, Three Crafty Ladies Original patterns and kits, arts & crafts supplies and sew much more! End of Season Sale! Find us on 1628 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 33957 472-2893 www.ThreeCraftyLadies.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!
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FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 20136 Canal-De-Sac Dock And Lift Receives Varianceby Anne MitchellHaving a home located at the end of a canal-de-sac, as a dock contractor called it, presents challenges for Sanibel property owners who want to construct docks. Thats what William and Julie Hayles had to contend with at the 5230 Caloosa End Lane home they purchased last July. The couple needed a variance just to replace an aging dock that was built in 1999, also with a variance. It is part of a 1984 minor subdivision of a large existing parcel, owned by Karl A. and Mary Lee Wightman from 1969 through the time the City of Sanibel implemented its land development regulations. The way the parcel was subdivided, the subject property received a relatively short frontage along the canal. However, the Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday acknowledging the hardship that such lots present voted unanimously to allow them to replace their dock and boat lift even though it encroaches on their neighbors side yard setback. City planner Ben Popple told the commission that the neighbor to the west has no objection to the Hayles plan and that no other owners have opposed it. Planning staff recommended a 4-foot wide dock, but the planning commission voted to allow the Hayles to have an 8-foot wide dock after a lengthy discussion with Brent Stokes, their dock contractor. Stokes said he needs the 8-foot width to properly brace the elevator lift for structural strength. Boat lifts contained within four pilings are more commonly seen on Sanibel, but an elevator lift while more costly will take up less room and minimize the visual impact and more encroachment, Stokes said. The configuration will require trimming mangrove shoreline vegetation, but Natural Resources Director Jim Evans was reported to have no objection. Commissioners Holly Smith and Chuck Ketteman questioned Planning Department Director Jim Jordan as to why it has taken since last December, when the application was filed, to bring it before the commission. Jordan said there was a lot of back and forth between the applicant and the city. The application never got advertised because it was not completed. He added, Our goal is to try to serve the public as best we can. Some applications are easy and some are harder. Said Commission Chairman Mike Valiquette, The staff is governed by the Land Development Code and they do their best to uphold it. They do the best they can. Community Alert On Auto BurglariesThe Sanibel Police Department has alerted the public that on April 2, there were 10 reported vehicle burglaries on the east end of the island at the condominiums at 210, 255 and 303 Periwinkle Way and 1101 Seagrape Lane. Chief Bill Tomlinson said, All the burglarized vehicles were unlocked and advises all to keep the windows rolled up and the cars locked, even if its parked at your own residence. Remove anything that looks valuable from the passenger compartment and put it in the trunk to keep them hidden. That includes backpacks, briefcases, cell phones and laptop computers. If you have any information that can assist the Police Department with this investigation, contact Detective Mark Steele at 472-3111 ext.237 or anonymously report information with a text message through Crime Tips C-R-I-M-E-S (274637). New Signs Part Of Eagle Scout Projectby Jeff LysiakThe message is simple: Be Smart. Be Clean. Enjoy. However, the background that went into assembling Kenny DiBiases Eagle Scout Leadership Project a threetiered venture which began last summer has been building for longer than the Life Scout himself can remember. I grew up on Sanibel, and I spend a lot of time on the water, said the 17-year-old. I do a lot of fishing, and theres a big issue with water quality and stormwater runoff, so I wanted to do a project that would work to improve water quality in our canals, estuaries and beaches everywhere where people are enjoying it. The three elements of Kennys Eagle Scout Leadership Project, which began in June 2012, include: Strategically-placed Protect Our Waters signs positioned in key locations around the City of Sanibel Educational speeches with PowerPoint presentations at Sanibel City Hall, at the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club and the Shell Harbor Homeowners Association. A future speech is planned at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Distribution of materials (educational brochures and bumper stickers) at the Sanibel Island Farmers Market, Baileys General Store, Jerrys Market, Island Cow and Whitneys Bait & Tackle as well as the City of Sanibels email distribution list. In his brochure, Kenny explains why water quality is important, lists the major threats to water quality (including septic system discharges, fertilizers, pet and yard waste, red drift algae along local beaches as well as other pollution/hazardous materials) and offers several ways to protect local waters. They include proper disposal of waste materials, protecting storm drains, planting native plants and embracing recreational conservation (including catch-and-release fishing and supporting local groups such as SCCF, CCA, Snook Foundation and Leave No Trace). The brochure also includes specifics of Sanibels fertilizer ordinance, details of the Eagle Scout Leadership Project as well as special acknowledgements from Kenny. The son of Tony and Donna DiBiase, Kenny has two brothers and one sister. Every action we take in our homes and yards affects our water and wildlife resources, Kenny notes in the full color, tri-fold brochure. As individuals, and collectively, we can protect Sanibels fragile estuaries and wildlife, and continue to enjoy our sanctuary island. The most visible portion of Kennys project includes the seven Protect Our Waters signs, which were erected around the island earlier this year. Asked for his reaction to seeing the fruits of his labors, the Canterbury School junior smiled modestly. Yeah, I was really happy to see it
7 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Life Scout Kenny DiBiase stands in front of a Protect Our Waters sign, one of seven signs erected across Sanibel as part of DiBiases Eagle Scout Leadership Project Kenny DiBiase with another version of the Protect Our Waters sign photos by Jeff Lysiak follow us on Thur., 4.11.2013 Wed., 4.17.2013HassAvocados 899 lb.849lb.Boars HeadDomestic Swiss Cheese Boars HeadSweet Sliced Ham3991499JerrysChicken Dinner8 Piece Fried Chicken, Your Choice of 2 Sides: Cole Slaw, Po tato S alad, or Macaroni Salad Maui Pepper Co.Sunset SalsaAssorted Flavors, 15 oz. save1.00lb. save.50lb.2/$3fresh simplemade Book Signing Event With Katie Gardenia Thursday, April 18 11 AM-1 PM This whimsical art collage book is a treasure hunt for readers as they journey through a collection of fond memories, short and tall stories, recollections and envelopes of secret recipes from the original owner and creator of the world famous Bubble Room, Captiva Island, Florida. 1571 Periwinkle Way-Sanibel, FL-239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com all come together, he said. It does feel nice to see one of my achievements finally come to completion. Its been a lot of work. But just because the signs are up and more than 1,000 brochures have been passed out doesnt mean that his work is done. My Eagle project is ending soon, but my efforts with this arent going to end, said Kenny. I plan to continue my efforts protecting our waters. Its vital that island residents take an active role. We have to do what we can to protect what we have.
ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 20138 Fun Times Had By All At Childrens Center Spring FestivalThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands (CECI) held its annual Spring Festival on March 30 at Sanibel Community Park. All monies raised during the festival goes toward funding scholarships and general maintenance at the school. CECI thanks its sponsors: Bank of the Islands, Doc Fords, Castleton Capital, Fridays Child, Burns Family Real Estate Team, The Law Offices of Jason R Maughan-LLM, Periwinkle Place, Periwinkle Park and Campground, and Periwinkle Park Coffee Club. CECI would also like to thank Cips Place, Thistle Lodge, Chips Sanibel Steakhouse, Sanibel Grill, The Timbers, Matzaluna, The Mucky Duck, Christine Lemmon, Karen Richards, Sarah Elle Emm, Island Photography, Robert Ham, Bay Medical Solutions, Island Therapy Center, Yoga by Kim, Charlie McCullough, Pandoras Box, Royal Shell, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Over Easy Cafe, Jensens Addy VonWowern gets her face painted by Ms. Silvia Audrey Mulka lets the Easter Bunny know what she hopes for Phoebe Sterner cuddles with the Easter Bunny Chef Nikkis Gourmet Vegan Take Out! Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH THE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 4-6pm all juice bar drinks 50% off! Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 4-6pm all juice bar drinks 50% off! Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 239-472-4499Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.com join us on Facebook Mon. & Tues. 10am-5pm Wed.-Fri. 10am-6pm Sat. 10am-1pm Mon. & Tues. 10am-5pm Wed.-Fri. 10am-6pm Sat. 10am-1pm Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Your place to thrive! Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com (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 Happy Anniversary! Happy Anniversary! Now in our 63rd year, Now in our 63rd year, accentuating your accentuating your natural beauty! natural beauty!Lee Republican Women MeetingOn Monday, May 13, the Lee Republican Women Federated will hold their monthly meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Florida House of Representatives District 77 Rep. Dane Eagle. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch and program to follow. Cost is $16 per person, all inclusive. To make reservations, call 432-9389 or email email@example.com.
9 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013Marina, Baileys General Store, The Sanctuary, Lalita Coker, The Mad Hatter, Burns Family Real Estate Team, Courtneys Place, and Key West Express for their donations to the silent auction. The Childrens Education Center would especially like to thank Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane and the Island Sun. One of the many family crafts at the Spring Festival Sophia Carter is all smiles The Easter egg hunt was a lot of fun Pony rides were huge hit for the little ones The kids were all ears at the Bunny HopSCA Annual MeetingThe Sanibel Community Associations (SCA) Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Learn the status of the Sanibel Community Association as well as The Community House. Appetizers and beverages will follow the report. Reservations are necessary, so call 472-2155 or stop by The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, to let us know you are coming. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
10 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Jerry and June Muench announce the marriage of their daughter Jennifer Jenni Jane to George Brinson Jr. on April 16, 2013 on the waters off Captiva Island. Muench was born and raised on Sanibel and Brinson is a lifelong resident of Fort Myers. Muench is a wellness specialist for Lee Memorial Health System and Brinson is an engineer with RHA Engineers. The couple plan to continue their life together in Fort Myers. A Bloomin Good Tea Benefit ShowSanibel Congregational Women In Mission will present a A Bloomin Good Tea, a fashion style show and silent auction to benefit local charities that serve families on Monday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. Contributions to CCMI, Brightest Horizons and PACE Center For Girls will be given at the event. The Sporty Seahorse on Sanibel will show fashions for men, women and children. Tickets are $25 each, made payable to SCUCC. Space is limited. Call 4720497 for more information. The Tea will be held in Fellowship Hall of the United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT George Brinson and Jennifer Muench Just over three years after meeting on a bike ride on A1A in Palm Beach County, Christine Donovan and Eric Staubs tied the knot on March 11, 2013. They were married on a beach off of West Gulf Drive on a breezy evening with a beautiful Sanibel sunset as the backdrop. Their honeymoon in Puerto Rico included hiking in the El Yunque rainforest, a nighttime kayak trip, and a day-long caving expedition which included rappelling 150 feet off a cliff into mid-air, ziplining and exploring a mile inside the Rio Camuy cave system. If you see them out on their bikes, congratulate Eric and Christine Staubs on their commitment to each other and a life of love, health, happiness and adventure. WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT Eric and Christine Staubs SUNDAY, APRIL 21 AT 6:15 P.M.15100 SHELLPOINTBLVD. FORTMYERS, FL 33908 CALL(239) 454-2147for information or visit www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise to get tickets. THE VILLAGE CHURCH AT SHELL POINTWOMEN WHO DARE TO BELIEVEa faith-based musical dramaTwo veteran actresses, Bonnie Keen and Nan Gurley, bring to life 21 women from the Scriptures! With cutting-edge dialogue, original music and creative interaction with the audience, this musical will inspire viewers with the stories of women who dared to believe and pushed against the pressures and culture of their day. The scarlet thread of hope runs through the stories of Rahab, Tamar, Leah and Rachel, Deborah, Esther, Anna and Mary. Like women today, these women knew this was their hour; this was their moment. Tickets Just $10 Send your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
11 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 General William Boykin To SpeakOn Sunday, April 14 at 6 p.m., retired Lieutenant General William G. Boykin will be coming to Sanibel Community Church. General Boykin was one of the original members of the US Armys Delta Force. He was privileged to ultimately command these elite warriors in combat operations. Later, General Boykin commanded all the armys Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and School. In his 36 years in the army, Boykin also served a tour with the CIA. He has participated in clandestine operations around the world and served his last four years in the army as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. General Boykin served as the commander of the battle of Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down), as well as the attempt to rescue the hostages in Iran in 1980. He has played a role in almost every recent major American military operation over the past four decades. He now teaches at Hampden-Sydney College and serves as an ordained minister. General Boykin will share a stirring testimony of how faith has sustained him through some difficult situations. A love offering will be received for General Boykins ministry.Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, next to Jerrys market. For more information visit www. sanibelchurch.com or call 472-2684. 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 General William G. BoykinThe Myakka River Bluegrass Band At Sanibel Congregational ChurchThe Myakka River Bluegrass Band will appear at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday, April 14, performing at 9 and 11 a.m. The Myakka River Bluegrass Band (MRBB) has been performing bluegrass music in the Southwest Florida area for several years. All members are accomplished musicians who have played in various other bands before coming to MRBB. Most performing events have been in the Southwest Florida area and include such events as the opening of the restored Historic Charlotte County Courthouse, Stevefest, Lemon Bay High School featuring Sheriff Bill Cameron, Cracker Cookout, the Empty Bowls event, the North Port Library 1800s event and many more. Come join the celebration as this awesome band plays during the 9 and 11 a.m. services guaranteed foot-stomping, bluegrass and country-flavored worship. Myakka River Bluegrass BandShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
12 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. GERALD A. JERRY PAULSENJerry Paulsen, 89, of Edina, Minnesota and a long-time winter resident of Sanibel, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Edina on April 5, 2013. He was born on May 1, 1923 to Kitty (Damuth) and Arnold Paulsen in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Following graduation from South High School in 1941, he was awarded a scholarship to the Minneapolis School of Business. His education was interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he fought in Belgium and Germany with the 69th Infantry Division. Within a few months of returning from the war, Jerry married Shirley Ann Lund on June 15, 1946. In 1947, he joined Grandview Market in Edina, working part-time as a butcher while he completed his degree in business from the University of Minnesota. In 1950, he purchased the store and moved to the other side of Vernon Avenue and opened Jerrys Lucky Dollar near the site of the current Jerrys Foods store and corporate offices. From these humble beginnings as a butcher and his lifelong love of high quality meats and foods, Jerrys Foods has grown to todays expansive corporation that consists of 37 stores including Cub, County Markets, Save-a-Lot and Jerrys Foods, as well as various other commercial and real estate interests. He opened Jerrys Foods of Sanibel in October 1983. Jerry was ever thankful for his extended family of over 3,400 dedicated employees. Two family members hold key positions with the company: Son-in-law Bob Shadduck is corporate president. Shadducks daughter, Melissa Shadduck Schaefer, is corporate project manager. He was active for many years with the Zurah Shrine, Edina Rotary, Salvation Army and the United Way. Jerry spent much of his time in the summer at his hobby farm on Clearwater Lake near Annandale, Minnesota, where he enjoyed playing tennis with his family, golfing, walking and tending to his extensive flower beds and gardens. He spent many winters at his home on Sanibel Island and enjoyed walking the beach with his family, golfing and fishing. No matter where he was, Jerry enjoyed and appreciated all aspects of food and its preparation. He had a collection of thousands of cookbooks, and he owned at least one of every kitchen gadget ever invented. Above and beyond all of his other interests, Jerry was most happy when he was surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and he took great pride in their accomplishments. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Shirley; daughters, Charlotte (Robert) Shadduck of Annandale, Minnesota, LuAnn (Brian) Cornell of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Cheryl (Peter) Sullivan of Edina, Minnesota; grandchildren Melissa (Jonathan) Schaefer, Kristin (Marc) Fahey, Amy (Jim) Miller, Adam (Aubrey) Cornell, Sarah (Joel) Ihrie, Allison (Ted) Bickel, Brett Cornell, Kelly Sullivan, Monica Sullivan (fianc Max Hintz), Michael Sullivan; nine great-grandchildren; nephews Kenneth (Diane) Lund, Jerry Brunskill, and niece Victoria Brunskill; and his beloved dog, Charlie. Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, June Brunskill. Memorial services were held April 10 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Memorials are preferred to the charity of the donors choice. OBITUARY To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
13 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 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. Museum Honors Founding Volunteersubmitted by John SuauOn behalf of The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, it is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Harold Hal Pilcher. Hal passed away on Saturday, March 30 at his home in Fort Myers. He is survived by his wife Marguerite and grandson Derek of Annapolis, Maryland. Hal was a dedicated member of a small group of founding volunteers with our organization, having served since the museums opening in November 1995. He assisted the museum for almost 18 years, both as a great hall docent and as a collection assistant. Hal enjoyed his different volunteer duties equally: The two are symbiotic, he said, because I learn about shells upstairs and I can relate to them down here (in the Great Hall of Shells). His wife, Marguerite, joined him in service to the museum in 1996 as a collection assistant. Hal and Marguerite managed the global School Shell Kit Program for many years. A retired air force colonel, Hal attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He moved with Marguerite to Sanibel in 1992 from Bowie, Maryland. After their move to Sanibel, Hal became an avid sheller and joined the Southwest Florida Conchological Society (Fort Myers). More recently, he was an active member and past board member of the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club. Hals love and dedication to our organization were emblematic of the best that volunteerism can elicit from people. In all that he did in his multi-faceted activities, Hal became a true asset to the museum and will be sorely missed and remembered fondly. Harold Hal Pilcher IN MEMORIAM As the Executive Director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, I would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their amazing support of our first annual Bling Bash To Smash Slavery held on April 6. On Sanibel, we received beautiful gift items, auction items and gift certificates from the following businesses: Jewelry Stores William E. Wilson Fine Jewelry Design, Shiny Objects and Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry. Restaurants The Jacaranda, The Lazy Flamingo, Doc Fords, Rosies Cafe & Grill and The Sanibel Cafe. Salons Tribeca Salon, Sanibel Beauty Salon, Tips & Toez Resort South Seas Island Resort Attractions Billys Bike Shop, Adventures In Paradise, Tarpon Bay Explorers Art Lucas Century Studio Four fabulous jewelry designers exhibited their artistic designs and contributed a portion of their proceeds to HTAP and donated an item to the live auction. From Lee County, the following businesses contributed to our cause: Jewelry Stores B. Franklin Jewelers, You Look Mahvalous, The Best of Everything, Dunkins Diamonds and Dixie Dixon Designs Restaurants Nervous Nellies and Parrot Key Caribbean Grill Attractions The Florida Repertory Theatre, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa, Princess Yacht, Key West Express Frantz Photography donated a $900 photography package to the live auction and photographed the event at no cost. Hotel/Resort Hyatt Regency Coconut Point A special thank you to the following groups for their logistical and volunteer help Baileys General Store, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Project HELP, Inc., FGCU students, Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva. And especially Forever Green Shops, Ace Hardware, Eileen Fisher, Cips Place Restaurant and to all the people who donated previously loved jewelry and everyone who came, enjoyed and showed their support. Nola Theiss Executive Director, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships CARD OF THANKS 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
ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201314 Holocaust Memorial At Temple Bat YamIn 2005, the United Nations adopted an annual international Holocaust Remembrance Holiday. In Hebrew, it is known as Yom Hashoah. Temple Bat Yam of Sanibel joins with Jews and others all over the world every year to bear witness to the crimes against humanity perpetrated by Hitlers regime during World War II. Six million Jews and millions of others suffered and perished in the concentration camps in Czechoslovakia, Poland and other countries which were occupied by the Nazis. During the planned extermination of the Jewish population, homes and synagogues were looted by the Nazis, who took thousands of Torahs, the scrolls containing the first five books of Moses, the Hebrew Scriptures. Many of the torahs were found after the war in a warehouse in Prague by an English businessman, who in 1964 set up a museum in London to house them with documentation of their origins. Bat Yam congregants Ann and Leonard Arnoff arranged to have one of the torahs flown to the United States on permanent loan. It came from one of the temples in the city of Boscovitz in the Czech Republic. That old synagogue in the city is now used as a soup kitchen to feed the poor, and another is being refurbished as a tourist center for the lovely gardens of the city. Bat Yams Holocaust Torah is now in an ark built especially to house it, and is installed in Fellowship Hall of the Sanibel Congregational Church, where Temple Bat Yam holds services every Friday evening. Ann has created a beautiful needlepoint torah cover which depicts scenes of Sanibel. The special torah was used on Friday evening, April 5, when the congregation held a Holocaust Memorial Service. A memorial candle was lit, prayers of remembrance were said and sung, and members of the congregation whose families were personally affected by the Holocaust recited the names of those who perished or suffered, yet survived. It was a very meaningful and moving ceremony. Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed annually throughout the world lest we forget. Rookery Bookery Open To The Public SaleDue to popular demand, the Rookery Bookery at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will be open to the public on Sunday, April 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come and fill a plastic grocery bag with books for only $5 (other items will not be reduced). Teens Choice Open Gym Game NightJoin us for a Teens Choice night of pick-up games and music in the gymnasium on Friday, April 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Closed toe footwear is required. Refreshments will be served. Non-members will require a day pass for entry. There is no charge for Recreation Center members. For more information on the Teen Scene or this event, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. 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15 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 From page 1Earth Daypersons disposable bag consumption. We are gearing our activities for all ages, said Ranger Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist. Well bring back our disposable bag-costumed Bagzilla character, and teach people how to make yarn out of plastic bags to weave into their own sturdy, reusable shopping bags. Below is the schedule for earth-friendly and free fun throughout the day: Note: *Regular tram tour fees apply (buy tickets at booth in parking lot). 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wildlife Drive is open free to bikers and hikers 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free bike rentals from Tarpon Bay Explorers site (returns by 6 p.m.) 9:30 to 11 a.m. Refuge Caravan Tour. Join naturalists as they guide you on a car caravan tour of the refuges fourmile Wildlife Drive. Meet at the flagpole. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ongoing Earth Crafts in the Education Center Classroom Mother Earth ornaments Colorful plastic-bottle butterflies or jellyfish Beeswax candles Egg-carton Florida Bats Plarn (plastic bag yarn) bracelets 10 to 11 a.m. Guided hike along Indigo Trail. Join a refuge naturalist as he/she leads you on a guided nature hike through the refuges Indigo Trail. Meet at the flagpole. *10 to 11:30 a.m. Narrated refuge tram tour 11 to 11:30 a.m. Reading in the Refuge: Family Story-time about sea turtles. (Education Center Auditorium) *11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour Lunch on your own Noon to 12:30 p.m. Lets Talk Trash Marine Timeline Competition for Kids. How long does it take that trash to biodegrade in a marine environment? (Education Center Auditorium) 1 to 1:30 p.m. Reading in the Refuge: Family Story-time about Florida manatees. (Education Center Auditorium) *1 to 2:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour 2 to 2:30 p.m. Make Your Own PlarnPlastic bag overload? Learn how to make plarn (plastic-bag yarn) and weave reusable shopping bags that are 10 times stronger than regular plastic bags. (Education Center Auditorium) *2:30 to 4 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour *4 to 5:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour For more information on Earth Day at the Refuge, call 472-1100 ext. 236 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/earthday. From page 1Beer In The Bushespresenting beers from local brewery Point Ybel Brewing Company as well as Belfast Bay Brewing Co., Black Diamond Brewing Company and Full Pint Brewing Company, with thanks to The Grog Shop. Island BBQ will provide the food. The band Uproot Hootenanny will bring their unique brand of folk, bluegrass, Irish and rock from the east coast. Proceeds will help support SCCFs mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. SCCF is at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Reservations and advance payment are requested. Call SCCF at 4722329. Apply For The Abbott Visiting CuratorshipThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum invites applications for the 2013 R. Tucker Abbott Visiting Curatorship. The curatorship was originally established in accordance with the wishes of the late Dr. R. Tucker Abbott, founding director of the Shell Museum, and is awarded annually to enable malacologists to visit the museum for a period of one week. Through collection-based research, Abbott Fellows are expected to assist with the curation of portions of the museums collection and to provide one talk for the general public. The museum collection consists of marine, freshwater and terrestrial specimens. A large percentage of our holdings have been catalogued through a computerized database management system; part of the catalogue is already available for searches online at www.shellmuseum.org/collection.cfm. The R. Tucker Abbott Visiting Curatorship is accompanied by a stipend of $1,500. Interested malacologists are invited to send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a letter detailing their areas of taxonomic expertise with research objectives, and to provide a tentative subject for their talk. Send materials to Dr. Jos H. Leal, Director, The Bailey-Matthews Shell continued on page 30 Meet Bagzilla 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! 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16 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 by Mark Bird WestallGenerally, when we think of animals that are most likely to kill a human being, we naturally accuse predators as the likely culprit. And, in most cases, that is a logical and realistic assumption to make. But in Africa, although we humans do have to worry about predators such as lions and crocodiles, right up there with them are three species of herbivores; the cape buffalo, the hippopotamus and the African elephant. Last weekend, Jurassic Park was once again released in theaters, only this time in 3D. What Hollywood wont do to try and frighten us. Now, I have my own questions about whether or not a T-rex would actually recognize the human shape and form as potential prey seeing as how the two species never existed on the planet during the same time period. But those questions are merely fodder for another article sometime in the future. The reason I bring up Jurassic Park is because of the scene after the T-rex first attacks the cars and Dr. Grant and the kids are spending the night in a tree where it would appear to be safer. In the morning a huge sauropod awakens the frightened humans when it begins eating leaves from the tree where they have taken shelter. Dr. Grant calms the fears of the children by saying, You dont have to be afraid. Theyre vegetarians. Yeah, right! Like that classification is all you need to know to understand that an animal the size of a sauropod would never harm you. Why is it that we have so little fear when there are herbivores around? Fear of carnivores makes sense, but it seems to me that large herbivores should demand an equal amount of respect as well. Have you ever seen what a bull white-tailed deer can do to a human being during rut season? Doesnt it seem silly for a parent to lift their child up onto the back of a bison in Yellowstone National Park and step back to take a picture? Yet our species is the intelligent one! A few weeks ago when I was writing about black bears, I suggested that maybe one reason why they are, generally, less aggressive towards humans than grizzlies is because of the Pleistocene Overkill Hypothesis. This theory argues that in Australia and North America; as humans colonized those respective continents, much of the mega fauna that was already there could not evolve the recognition that humans were very efficient predators fast enough to avert eventual extinction. Following that line of reasoning for black bears in North America, I threw out the idea that since they too had evolved for a long period of time without confronting humans in their ecosystem, their typical response was less aggressive as well. But in Africa, it is a different story. The only continent where massive Pleistocene extinctions were drastically limited as humans came into dominance was the very same continent where the human species got its start. The hypothesis suggests that as we slowly evolved into one of the most dominant predators in Africa, all the other species there were also evolving behaviors that helped them survive our presence. The large, powerful predators of Africa, though still very dangerous to humans and on our list of most dangerous (I will write about them next week), they have been able to survive the onslaught of humanity even though the large predators of Australia and North America were essentially annihilated. But in Africa, even the herbivores give humans a race for their money. I find it interesting that the cape buffalo, hippo, and African elephant kill on average more people than sharks and bears. Cape buffaloes kill around 200 people a year, the hippo around 300, and the African elephant close to 500. As humans grew larger and evolved larger brains, they were able to increase their use of tools, communicate more efficiently with language and develop complex social skills that allowed them to coordinate more efficient hunting strategies. But while this evolution was slowly taking place, the prey species also had time to evolve behaviors to combat the new innovations. Given the luxury of time, Life has always worked out a balance of nature this way. Every time something new comes along that gives one group an advantage over everyone else, someone else develops something to neutralize that balance of power. Like many species of animals that share the world with humans today, the smaller prey species in Africa evolved behaviors that told them escape was the best choice for survival. But for the large herbivores on the continent, they evolved the ability to recognize the threat presented to them by a skinny, weaklooking creature standing upright on two legs and as it stalked them out in the bush they said to themselves, That creature is going to try to kill me! Im bigger than he is. Im going to kill him first!! Unfortunately, for two of these ferocious vegetarians, the African elephant and the hippo, humans today are upping the ante and the likelihood of their survival into the second half of this century is in doubt. Illegal poaching for the ivory tusks of the elephant and the canine teeth of the hippo has put great pressure on their chances for survival. 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ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201318 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to the 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 3,583 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 60-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 will be held on Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, and free for members as well as children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility and become familiar with CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Juvenile barn owl pair photo courtesy of CROW Daisy and Jayne Kulina, visiting from Missoula, Montana, found 35 different species of shells on Bowmans Beach during their spring break vacation. Shells Found Daisy and Jayne Kulina Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Calvin (8), Erik (8) and Tripp Higgins from Buffalo, New York found three alphabet cones on the beach between Sundial and Casa Ybel. Tripp said, We found all three shells on what would have been the boys great grandparents 68th wedding anniversary. They were regulars on Sanibel since 1960. Shells Found Calvin, Erik and Tripp Higgins
19 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week A Great Horned Owlet Rescueby Patricia MolloyIn February, Fort Myers resident Paul Ben-Susan investigated a report from neighbors that a threeday-old owlet had fallen from its nest, a dangerous place for such a young bird. Owls, we have learned, are notorious for building substandard nests and it is far too much the norm for their eggs and baby owls to fall from the nest, said BenSusan. After his wife, Julie, donned heavy gloves in order to place the youngster in a box on their lanai overnight, he called the Sanibel wildlife clinic for assistance. Volunteer Doug Albert responded to the scene to assess the situation the following morning. While the owlet was unharmed, it was determined that the entire nest had fallen out of the tree, rendering it useless. Colleen Goff, senior licensed wildlife rehabilitator, soon arrived on the scene. She was armed with a ladder, a nest box with wood chips, bungee cords and mice to feed the baby, reported Ben-Susan. After Goff fed and re-nested the owlet in a more sturdy, handmade nest, both parents were heard making clicks and squawks later that evening. They resumed caring for and feeding their baby. The owl has now fledged the nest, but has been observed recently spending quality time with mom and dad. Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director, added, Last year, we really reached out and expanded who we are working with. That has been incredibly successful for us. For example, there hasnt been barn owls on Sanibel since 2007. This year, with an amazing amount of cooperation with volunteer Doug Albert, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and a lot of state, federal and local authorities, CROW obtained permission to reintroduce barn owls on the island. These owls are now very well established; we already have an unrelated male and female who appear to be pairing up. 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. CROW re-nested this owlet in Fort Myers photo courtesy of Doug Albert The same re-nested owl after it fledged the nest photo courtesy of Paul Ben-Susan 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots
ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201320 San-Cap Orchid Society MeetingGrowing and Showing Specimen Plants will be the topic of the Monday, April 15 meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society. The speaker will be Bill Thoms of Valrico, Florida. Thoms and his wife Doris Dukes have been growing orchids in Florida for almost 40 years. They have received almost every award granted by the American Orchid Society as well as more Awards for Culture than anyone else in the world. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way. Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the 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. 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. Annual membership is $20. Guests are $4. For more information, call Nannette Lehr at 395-3327. Another Oxbow Cruise ScheduledSCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) is offering another Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise on the Caloosahatchee on Sunday, April 21. River researcher Rae Ann Wessel will lead an exploration of the meanders of the historic upriver. The cruise will follow the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers lived in the wilderness. The 2.5-hour adventure begins by locking through the WP Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, the boat enters the historic bends of the river and revisits the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. Wessel is a long-time river advocate and historian. She is the natural resource policy director for SCCF. The vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart 1 at p.m. from the Franklin Lock and Dam off SR 80 in Olga. The final cruise of the season will be on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 12. Tickets are $40 per person, with payment due at time of reservation. Call SCCF at 472-2329. Reservations must be made by Friday, April 19 for the April 21 cruise. Caloosahatchee Oxbow 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... 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: 04/26/13 SUN13Email editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
21 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Plant SmartBanyan Treeby Gerri ReavesThe very name banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) conjures up romanticized images of a tropical landscape. Its understandable why the majestic tree was widely planted in the early 20th century in South Florida. It becomes a shade tree in record time and has fascinating characteristics, too. The banyan is one of several ficus, or fig, species found in Florida. Ficuses were introduced to Florida by renowned plant explorer, Dr. David Fairchild of the United States Department of Foreign Plant Introduction. A native of India, the banyan can develop to an enormous size, with massive trunks and a height of 100 feet. Traveling laterally from the original trunk, prop roots, which in turn develop into trunks themselves, can spread the trees canopy over acres of ground. Some specimens can justifiably be called a one-tree forest. Fortunately, the banyan has not disrupted the environment to the extent that it is officially listed as invasive by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. However, without management, the tree will gobble up as much space as its allowed to. Few residential landscapes can accommodate it. The banyans leathery oval leaves are five to ten inches long. Those large leaves help distinguish it from some other common fig trees in South Florida, such as the highly invasive laurel fig (Ficus microcarpa), also called Cuban laurel. Birds love the plentiful reddish fruit of the banyan, but some homeowners consider it messy. The banyan and other ficuses such as the ecologically valuable native strangler fig (Ficus aurea) neednt begin life in the ground. A seed deposited by a bird in a tree crevice or on a wall or roof edge can send down aerial roots and start to develop a trunk. The aggressive roots systems of ficuses are well-known threats to foundations, sidewalks, driveways and swimming pools, so think carefully about extending hospitality to the entrancing banyan tree. Sources: plants.ifas.ufl.edu, plantbook. org, asla.org, and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. This prop trunk began as a thread reaching toward the ground to establish itself photos by Gerri Reaves A banyan tree can grow to massive size 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! ways! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always
ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201322 Spring Bait Migration Brings Great Fishingby Capt. Matt MitchellThe first signs of spring in Pine Island Sound really began to show this week. Birds, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, trout and jacks all feeding on the surface are a sure sign that the spring bait migration has started to move into our local waters. Several times this week, I even caught a few quick glimpses of rolling tarpon in the mix along with the first full-size sharks I have seen in months. Getting in on this fast-paced action is as easy as finding the feeding birds. Once you locate the birds you can go one of two ways; either casting live baits or artificials. Match the size of the hatch. Just about any small spoon, soft plastic or plug will work. As for live bait, small shiners and live shrimp either free-lined or fished under a float will quickly be eaten. My go-to rig has been a popping cork with a Berkley Gulp white shrimp rigged on a jig head. This rig is hard to beat as it gives you the best of both worlds. The bite is often so fast its great not to have to put a live bait on after every bite; simply recast and keep on catching fish. Then, just to mix it up, I like to rig up a big spinning rod with a fresh caught live ladyfish hooked on a big circle hook under a float and let it drift out behind the boat. Though tarpon fishing is far from being in full swing, a few fish are moving in mixed in with the mackerel and ladyfish and this rig will hook either a shark or a tarpon. A few places in the bay that were on fire this week were the shoals inside Redfish Pass, the west side of the fish shacks in the northern sound and Red Light Shoal. Just about any place in the sound where there was a large number of feeding birds, hungry fish could be spotted breaking the surface under them. Anywhere close to the passes, both inside and outside, is a good area to start your search but also look on shallow edges of grass flats and sand bars right off the intracoastal. Out on the beaches during calm periods, big dark clouds of bait can be seen. This bite is more Spanish mackerel than anything else, but on some of the more wide open blitzes, sharks can be spotted finning through the feeding frenzy. Small heavy spoons either cast or trolled through the feeding frenzy will catch many, many fish. Big Spanish mackerel on light spinning tackle are a blast, often screaming the drag on the first blistering run after being hooked. Spring has to be one of the best times to fish Pine Island sound. If you simply want to bend a rod and catch a wide variety of species, the next month or so is the time. This week also marked the first trips since fall when I started carrying a few heavy spinning rods, just in case. For the next month you just really never know what opportunities you might run into. The first reports of tarpon hooked by trout anglers have already started to come in and if you are lucky enough to run into some early season tarpon, you had better be rigged and ready.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email email@example.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Mike Brown with a pompano caught fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island
23 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Museum Needs Shell Collection Volunteers As Summer ApproachesInterested in shells, museums, or organization? Or are you looking for a fun and rewarding way to give back to the community? Volunteers, who are wintertime or year-round residents, come from throughout Lee and Collier counties. They range from casual collectors of seashells to scientists who are experienced in the field of malacology. All have an abiding interest in the museum and its mission. The museum, which employs nine staff members, is fortunate to have more than 100 dedicated volunteers helping in several departments. More than a dozen students of The Sanibel School are also actively involved as junior docents. Currently, the museum is seeking immediate assistance with an on-going IMLS grant-funded collections project, plus there are many other volunteer positions available. New volunteers are always welcome. If interested, contact Laura Richardson, collections manager, at email@example.com or call 395-2233 ext. 16 for more information. Museum volunteers Tom Risher and Ann Moeder work with the enormous collection of shells and provide the organization with critical assistance Bird WatchingIsland resident Beth Warner was behind the Island Cinema when she spotted a little blue heron intently fishing. To make sure of her identification, she sent the photograph to her friend Rick Bonney, co-founder of the Cornell Lab of Orinthlogys Citizen Science program. His only comment was, beautiful lighting. You can check out the labs ebird website and report your bird sightings. Little blue heron photo by Beth Warner 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!
24 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Edison Ford Estates Gators In The Garden Exhibit Open Through MayGators in the Garden is the theme for the annual Art in the Garden, an outdoor sculpture exhibit, a project of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, the Lee County Art Educators and Lee County Schools. The exhibit runs through May in the Heritage Gardens at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. It is free to the public. The program is now in its fifth year and 23 schools are participating from throughout Lee County. Visitors can expect to see at least 23 gator scukptures among the flowers and vegetables in the Edison Heritage Truck Garden near the museum. Teachers have been awarded funds to assemble the weather-proof materials for the sculptures, and the art is up to the students. Gators in the Garden participating schools include: Allen Park Elementary, Alva Elementary, Cape Coral High, Challenger Middle, Cypress Lake Middle, Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts, Estero High, Franklin Park Elementary, Harns Marsh Elementary, James Stephens International Academy, Lexington Middle, Mirror Lakes Elementary, Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle, Pelican Elementary, Pine Island Elementary, Riverdale High, Skyline Elementary, Tice Elementary, Tortuga Preserve Elementary, Trafalgar Elementary, Varsity Lakes Middle, and Veterans Park Middle. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Angela Weiss, Mirror Lakes Elementary art teacher, installs a gator in the Edison Ford Heritage Truck Garden for Art in the Gardens exhibit which opened April 7 Turtle SightingAn eastern spiny soft shell turtle gave tourists a thrill last week when crossing Tarpon Bay Road. Turtle crossing the road photo by Beth Warner For dinner reservations call 239-472-5555 5-10 pm daily at 1244 Periwinkle, Sanibel www.ilcielosanibel.com Full Bar & Wine Available for Catering & Private Parties what could make you happier than an hour on cloud 9? Beginning April 19 DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS: 4:30 6:00 PM2-for-1 domestic bottled beer, wells & house winesALL APPETIZERS $6 Meatballs Shrimp Cocktail with golden tomato gazpacho Parmesan white truffle French Fries Angus Beef Sliders with house made pickles Salmon Rillettes with crostini Caprese flatbread free range chicken wings with redhot, honey & sriracha baked blue fin crab cake with lemon caper tartar sauce seared ahi tuna, roasted garlic ponzu, wakame-cucumber salad
25 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 San-Cap Orchid Society MeetingGrowing and Showing Specimen Plants will be the topic of the Monday, April 15 meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society. The speaker will be Bill Thoms of Valrico, Florida. Thoms and his wife Doris Dukes have been growing orchids in Florida for almost 40 years. They have received almost every award granted by the American Orchid Society as well as more Awards for Culture than anyone else in the world. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way. Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the 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. 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. Annual membership is $20. Guests are $4. For more information, call Nannette Lehr at 395-3327. Take A Hike At Six PreservesGuided nature hikes around Lee County will be led by Conservation 20/20 Ranger Mickey Miller. The hikes are designed to show the diversity these preserves have to offer. The preserves are open to the public via existing pedestrian access gates and are scattered throughout Lee County, in Alva, Cape Coral, Estero, south Fort Myers and Pine Island. Each guided hike is limited to 15 people. Contact Miller at MMiller2@leegov. com or call 229-0522 to reserve a place. Space for vehicles is primitive and limited and participants are asked to carpool. There are no restroom facilities on site. Bring supplies such as water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera and closedtoed shoes or boots. For more information, visit www. conservation2020.org or www. conservation2020.org/Documents/ publications/2013-Ranger-Hikes.pdf A Raffle To Make Your Dreams Come TrueThe Community House is holding a raffle featuring three prizes and only 300 tickets will be sold. Prize one is a dream vacation in the wine country of the Cote dor area of Burgundy, France. The winner of this prize will have 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 tour organizer Hidden France. You can choose 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 two is a $2,000 gift certificate from Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place. Congress Jewelers has an array of fine jewelry and watch brands to choose from, including many designer lines. The Sealife by Congress collection is now available in its own boutique at Periwinkle Place, featuring shell-inspired jewelry and nautical creations in 14k gold or sterling silver. Prize three is an airline trip with two round-trip tickets on JetBlue to any destination served by its system. You can choose a getaway to New York, Chicago, or San Francisco, or an exotic locale like Grand Cayman, Turks and Caicos, Barbados or Santa Lucia. Raffle tickets are $100 each. They are available 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 at 8 p.m. at The Community House during the Soul and R&B House Party. You need not be present to win. Prizes must be used within one year of the drawing. continueld on page 29 www.prawnbroker.com ZAGAT ZAGATSURVEY We couldnt have said it any better ourselves!Busy and big, these seafood chain links in Ft. Myers and Sanibel are among the best for fresh sh with simple and honest preparations such as the house specialty crunchy grouper in portions that are more than enough; moderate prices and friendly service. THE ITALIAN KITCHEN (239) 472-1998 (239) 472-HIKE(239) 472-3128 (239) 437-4377 (239) 489-2226 Our Sanibel Island Locations Our Fort Myers LocationsPrawnbroker Restaurant
ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201326 Wonders Of Wildlife Presentations At CROWCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, is 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 before and after the presentation. The schedule is: Friday, April 12 Animal Ambassador Meet Trouper Lee Trouper, the blind raccoon, was saved by volunteer Dot Lee four years ago. Lee and author Kyle Miller tell Troupers story from the time of his head injury to becoming a certified ambassador for education. This week is Troupers birthday, so there will be a celebration outside the center following the presentation. Saturday, April 13 Florida Felines There are two cat species in Florida; the bobcat and the Florida panther. Staff member Rachel Rainbolt will talk about both species, their current conservation status, and how CROWs medical staff treats and rehabilitates patients at the hospital. Tuesday, April 16 Something Special: Ospreys Even though this animal is considered to be a bird of prey, osprey are in a family all their own. Staff member Rachel Rainbolt will talk about their adaptations, on-site surrogate mothers and how their contributions help CROWs medical staff treat and rehabilitate patients at the hospital. Wednesday, April 17 Rescue and Release: A History of CROWs Patients With his 13-year history of rescues, releases and patient support, volunteer Denny Toll will give you an insight on CROWs efforts to save wildlife in addition to tips on how you can save wildlife in the community. Thursday, April 18 Clinical Rounds CROW operates educational externship and fellowship programs for undergraduate natural sciences and veterinary medicine students. Dr. Helen Ingraham will discuss 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. Baby eastern gray squirrel being fed with a syringe 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 Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceTUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-8pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA 16 CHEESE PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS $17.99VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. LIMIT 1 COUPON PER CUSTOMER. EXPIRES 04-19-13COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y NOW NOW SERVING SERVING SOFT SERVE SOFT SERVE FROZEN FROZEN YOGURT YOGURT & & ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians Indigo Trail To Close For ConstructionThe Indigo Trail (hiking/biking trail) at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will be closed for construction of the new Childrens Education Boardwalk from Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19. The trail will open again on Saturday, April 20 unless prevented by unforeseen delays. Further announcements will be made at that time. This new boardwalk will link The Sanibel School with the Indigo Trail. It will offer school children and visitors the opportunity to view wildlife safely from a two-story pavilion and observation tower. Construction of the boardwalk will be completed by summer. This project is made possible by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society and its donors. The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located at 1 Wildlife Drive. Call 472-1100. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
27 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013Orchid Alliance Hosts Naturalist And Photographer Dave GraffThey call it Fakahatchee Fever the irresistible urge to immerse oneself in the beauty and wilds of the Fakahatchee Strand and Dave Graff has acquired an incurable strain, causing an acute passion for some of natures most improbable plants; orchids some of which call this enticing swamp their home. The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance invites you to attend its Third Thursday Orchid Event on April 18, when Graff presents his unique visual perspective about Southwest Floridas native orchids. Graff is a Florida Master Naturalist instructor who has been teaching about our regions environments for more than 15 years. After earning his degree in photo-communication and psychology, he spent four years in the Peace Corps as a health educator and environmental education specialist in West Africa before devoting himself to the natural wonders of south Florida. His compelling photographs convey the beauty, fragility, and improbable existence, of some of the flowered jewels that can be found in Collier County, including its swamps. The Fakahatchee Strand in Southwest Florida is the orchid and bromeliad capital of North America where 44 native orchids and 14 native bromeliad species co-exist with panthers, white-tailed deer, black bears, minks, terrapins and snakes as well as a resident and migratory bird population that attracts bird watchers from all over the world. All this bio-diversity is contained within a 20-mile by five-mile swath of land that has been sculpted by centuries of fresh slow-moving water the very key to its existence. This alluring swamp has historically offered protection to many of our native orchid species. Land-use changes and over-collecting have threatened many species of orchids, but there are several projects currently working to improve some orchid populations. Come and enjoy the beauty of these orchids and learn how everyday human actions or inactions affect the survival of these special plants, and how we can improve our own local environment by improving theirs. This program is offered as part of the Alliances community outreach efforts to inspire others to learn about orchids and orchid conservation. For more information, call 498-9741 or visit www.GulfCoastOrchidAlliance.com. SCCF Presents The Alien InvasionOver 500 fish and wildlife species, 1,180 plant species and who knows how many insects that are not native now live and multiply in Florida, introduced by humans. Some, like the pythons in the Everglades, are having devastating effects. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation will present a program about the species that make up Sanibel and Captivas Alien Invasion on Wednesday, April 17 at 10 a. in the Nature Center at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Cost is $5 with SCCF members and children admitted free. Bonsai SocietyBonsai enthusiasts can participate in a demonstration of styling a buttonwood tree during the Bonsai Society of Southwest Floridas April 20 meeting. Ed Trout will provide the program, 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. April 12: Stolen Fruit April 13: Gator Moon April 15 & 18: Captiva Crab Races April 16 & 17: 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. Reservations 239.472.5161 X42115951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COM SHOULDNT EVERY DAY BE THIS GOOD? W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, OUR VIEWS ARE EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. which will begin at 9 a.m.at Wigerts Bonsai Nursery, 2930 South Road, North Fort Myers. Admission to the demonstration, which includes a raffle ticket on the resulting tree, will be $10. For further information about the program, or directions to Wigerts Nursery, call 543-2234. The Bonsai Society will hold its annual Picnic and Auction at the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Councils Center, 2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers (located one block east of the Edison Laboratory grounds) on Saturday, May 18. Sidewalk sales and viewing of auction items will begin at 10 a.m., with the auction of trees and related materials beginning at 11 a.m. A lunch buffet will follow. There is no admission fee, and parking and the buffet lunch are free. For further information about the lunch and auction, call Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida is a non-profit organization formed to promote the knowledge and appreciation of bonsai, the practice of raising small, artistic trees in containers, which originated in the Orient. Further information about the Society and its future events is available at its website, thebonsaisswfl.com or by calling Jim Bremer at 482-7543.
ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201328 FWC Releases Male Panther Rescued In 2011Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released a male Florida panther last Wednesday night at the Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area. The release site is along the borders of Palm Beach, Broward and Hendry counties. We chose this location because it is part of the species known range, and it should provide ample undeveloped area for the panther to acclimate into the wild, said Darrell Land, FWC panther team leader. The FWC rescued the panther and its sister as 5-month-old kittens in September 2011 in northern Collier County after their mother was found dead. The animals were then taken to the White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, where they were subsequently raised. The panther siblings are now nearly 2 years old. These panthers most likely would not have survived without our intervention and the subsequent support of White Oak staff, said Land. The female panther was successfully released in February in Collier County. Through post-release monitoring, biologists have observed her adapting well and behaving as typical wild female panthers do. FWC biologists have determined the male panther is healthy and has grown to a size that should prepare him for life in the wild. However, young male panthers must be on their guard to avoid adult male panthers. We are pleased with the progress of the female since her release, said Land. Young males face the additional survival challenge of potential confrontations with older males, but we believe our choice of a release site will minimize the risk of such encounters. Both releases were coordinated in consultation with partners from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. An estimated 100 to 160 adult and subadult endangered panthers remain in south Florida. Florida residents can support conservation efforts like the rescue and rehabilitation of these panthers by purchasing a panther license plate. Fees from license plate sales are the primary funding source for the FWCs research and management of Florida panthers. The rescue, rehabilitation and release of these panthers were made possible by these license plate funds, said Land. To report dead or injured panthers, call the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone. For more information on Florida panthers, including a guide to living with panthers, go to www.floridapanthernet.org. Panther before it was released from the crate photos courtesy of FWC Panther running free Panther as it was leaving the crate on April 3
29 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Meghan Fewins, 20, of Ellensburg, Washington found an alphabet cone on the beach while staying at West Wind Inn on April 3. It was Fewins first time visiting Sanibel. Shell Found Meghan Fewins From page 25Dream RaffleProceeds from the raffle will be used for operating expenses of The Community House. For more information go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net, call 472-2155 or stop by The Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way. Danish Harrell of Indian Harbor Beach, Florida caught and released this snook while visiting her in-laws Wesley and Jimmy Fay over the Easter holidays. Fish Caught Danish Harrell ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos! Prize #2 is a $2,000 gift certificate for Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place Prize #1 is a week in the wine country of Burgundy, France Prize #3 is a pair of round trip tickets to any jetBlue airlines destination
30 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Community Players Hold Play Readings April 21BIG ARTS launched a program for community theater and staged play readings. All readings will feature the Community Players and other local talent, volunteering onstage and backstage. BIG ARTS Community Players will be presenting three staged play readings at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 21: Paul Newman Hops The Amtrak Auto-Train, Waiting For Wilma and Oz In The Clozet These readings will take place at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Sanibel playwright Marcia Rudin wrote Paul Newman Hops The Amtrak AutoTrain, the play is directed by Shirley Jewell, the cast is Fay Carney, Bill Rahe, Michael Samet and Laurie Pickens. In this short play, a middle-aged housewife from New Jersey gets an intriguing proposition from a handsome stranger aboard the auto-train from Virginia to Florida. Rudin also penned Waiting For Wilma, and it is directed by Jewell. The cast is Judith Koloski, Michael Raab and Peter Sterns.The story unfolds as Floridians evacuate their homes during Hurricane Wilma. Two different couples get booked into the same hotel room, so who gets to stay and who must leave? Or does this present an opportunity of convenience? The third reading on April 21 will be Oz In The Clozet, a one-act play by Len Cuthbert, creator and director of Fridge Door Live Theatre Company, Ontario, Canada. His scripts have been produced in festivals in Canada, U.S. and the UK. This farce is directed by Jana Stone, the cast is Kelly Greten, Molly Downing, JoAnna Bowers and Judith Koloski. The recipe for Oz In The Clozet: place one enigmatic girl and one vulnerable guy in one locked custodial closet, add one dominant fianc, shake knob three times. Tickets are now on sale at BIG ARTS and at the Herb Strauss Theater, adults are $12 and children age 17 and under are $5. The Community Players are also seeking volunteers. If you are interested in being part of the production team, contact Community Players chair Shirley Jewell at firstname.lastname@example.org. These evenings have been gaining in popularity and our audiences enjoy being part of a process that helps playwrights develop their creative offerings, said Jewell. A staged play reading allows the audience to watch a play in development and allows the playwright to see how the characters present themselves on stage, how the blocking or movement suggested in the script works on stage, and how the audience responds to the play. Come out and support your local community theater troupe, support new works by playwrights that are developing works for live-theater, and support your friends and neighbors who volunteer their time and talent here on the island, she added. Our audiences are important to us and provide the support for having community theater here on Sanibel. BIG ARTS Community Players May are also working on a full-stage production of Old Money by Thomas C. Riti. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 16 to June 1 at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. This comedy involves sweet elderly sisters an unlikely pair of counterfeiters who use the manufactured money to support their favorite local charities. The local mob is out to put an end to this unexpected counterfeiting competition, which serves side-splitting situations as their granddaughter/grandniece, local law enforcement, a priest, a mob boss, his not-so-bright goombas, and a girl scout keep the comedy rolling right up to the unexpected final curtain. Tickets are now available at BIG ARTS Box Offices. Visit www.BIGARTS. org for more event information or call 395-0900. From page 15ApplicationsMuseum, P.O. Box 1580, Sanibel, FL 33957 or email email@example.com. Applications for the 2013 Visiting Curatorship should be sent electronically to the above e-mail address no later than May 31, 2013 or postmarked by that date if sent by regular mail. The award will be announced by late June. Questions about the Visiting Curatorship should be sent to the e-mail address above, or by phone at 395-2233 or fax to 395-6706. Members of the BIG ARTS Community Players Surprise Film BIG ARTS Film Societys Monday night surprise film for April 29 is Chico & Rita. Monday Night Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Chico & Rita won Spains Goya Award for Best Animated Film at the 25th Goya Awards and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 84th Academy Awards (the first time that a Spanish full-length animated film had been nominated). Glorious Cuban music and a turbulent love affair with a splash of salsa are at the heart of this soulful saga that takes a 60-year star-crossed romance from 1948 Havana to New York and the Las Vegas Strip. Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero brings heartache and torment. The film features music by Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddy Cole. In The Miami Herald, a reviewer wrote, the film melds dazzling visuals and a wildly infectious score into a simple yet affecting love story. Fotogramas, the oldest and most prestigious film magazine in Spain, gave the film four out of five stars and praised how its characters were more human and alive than many real actors. Chico & Rita is not rated, but has a suggested MPAA Rating of R. The film is in English and Spanish with subtitles, and is one hour and 36 minutes long. 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31 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013Monday Night MovieBeasts Of The Southern Wildby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night, April 15 is Beasts of the Southern Wild. The film tells a heart-wrenching fable thats so unique, its hard to explain. You can make it into an allegory of just about anything you want. Its the first film by Benh Zeitlin, based on a screenplay and stage play by Lucy Alibar. The film, in many ways, is a fantasy and the untrained actors make it very convincing. USA Today reported: Its unlikely there will be a film as visually stunning or poetic this year or perhaps any year to rival Beasts of the Southern Wild. Perhaps the late Roger Ebert said it best: Sometimes miraculous films come into being, made by people youve never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with creative genius. Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of the years best films. Its a drama about an alcoholic father who is deeply flawed, but loves his six-year-old spitfire daughter fiercely. Hushpuppy is played by the amazingly talented Quvenzhane Wallis. Its a celebration of quirky friendships and the power of the imaginations. And what an imagination. Its an indictment of the deep divide that separates the rich and the poor. This perfect storm of a film is a thing of beauty and originality. Quvenzhane Wallis is a force of nature. There is no way you wont be captivated by her. She was selected from 3,500 candidates to play the tiny folk hero who narrates the story. She was five years old when cast in the role and seven when it finished. She had never acted before but you will view her as the only one possible for the part. Hushpuppy is strong and brave and very precocious for her age. She has a wise outlook on serious matters. She doesnt let anything keep her down and she believes in her power and ability as she fights rising tides and fantastic creatures in a mythic battle against the modern world. Her performance is a towering achievement. Filmed in post-Katrina locations in the Louisiana bayous, you meet people who face daily struggles that seem insurmountable. This film is unlike any you have seen before. I cant wait to hear the discussion following the movie. It will be led by Joan Halperin. 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. NOW OPEN on Sanibel at 2496 Palm Ridge RoadSingles and couples are welcome.Studio 239.579.0468 Cell 239.471.6797 Dance First... 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 Call David for your complimentary lesson partner is not necessary.
ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201332 Original Painting To Benefit Refuge CampaignIsland artist Myra Roberts, known for her vintage-tinted local scenes, is doing her part to help the Ding Darling Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) achieve its final Preservation Campaign goal of $1.8 million to acquire Woodring Point property and update the Ding Darling Education Center. A recent $200,000 challenge gift from anonymous donors, who visited the Woodring homestead during the Zonta Peek at the Unique and saw the importance of preserving this property, has resulted in donations from island residents and annual visitors in response to the challenge. Since the announcement, $50,000 in gifts have arrived, leaving $150,000 to raise. Roberts will donate 50 percent of the appraised $12,000 value and asking price for her portrait Young Ding Darling. The painting portrays Jay Norwood Ding Darling, the namesake of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, in his 30s, at the beginning of his career as a Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist and staunch conservationist who regularly visited here in the 1930s. I painted his portrait when I did my historical Sanibel painting series, said Roberts. I recently finished it. I studied his biography and did many presentations about his interesting and colorful life. Few people see him as a young man, which is why I chose to paint him in his 30s. Ding had a great sense of humor and it comes through in my painting. It took many years to complete because it is a larger and a more detailed portrait, incorporating the mangroves and wildlife with a portrait of young Ding. DDWS leads the Preservation Campaign to acquire the 6.56 acres on Woodring Point for the refuge. Site of the historic Woodring homestead, Woodring Point is also home to myriad species of birds, marine creatures and vegetation. The property preservation is a cooperative effort. DDWS and Lee Countys Conservation 20/20 program will each purchase part of the land; the refuge will assume responsibility to restore and manage both parcels. If not preserved by the refuge, the land could be developed with as many as five dwellings, each permitted a boat dock extending into Tarpon Bay. Construction of new homes and the increase in boat traffic would have significant impact on the sensitive habitat. Roberts original painting will be on display for public viewing at Sanibel Captiva Trust Company through April 30. Individuals interested in purchasing the painting should contact Roberts directly at 395-5370. To make other donations to the Preservation Campaign, contact DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated and welcomed. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Night Moves by Randy Wayne White 2. Dry Grass of August by Anna Mayhew 3. Snow Child by Ivey Eowyn 4. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 5. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 6. Sanibel and Captiva Islands by Deborah Gleason and Charles LeBuff 7. Paris Wife by Paula McLain 8. Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff 9. Chasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White 10. Rules of Civility by Armor TowlesCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop Myra Roberts Young Ding Darling 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 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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34 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Gulfshore Ballet Spring PerformanceGulfshore Ballet, Southwest Floridas premier not-for-profit classical ballet school, presents its Spring Performance, An Evening of Classical Divertissements and La Bayadere, on Sunday, May 11 at 6 p.m. The performance takes place at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel Island. Gulfshore Ballets spring performance features local area classical ballet students performing excerpts from masterpieces such as Coppelia, Swan Lake and La Bayadere and other performances choreographed to music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johan Sebastian Bach and Dimitry Shostakovich, among others. Tickets are $20 for general adult admission and $15 for children under 18 years. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.bigarts.org or at www.gsballet.org or by contacting Gulfshore Ballet at 590-6191 or the BIG ARTS Box Office at 395-0900. Gulfshore Ballet will perform on May 19 at BIG ARTS on Sanibel Gulfshore Ballet ballerina 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 Every Wednesday Karaoke All New Ladies NightSaturdays-The Absent Minded Live 9pm-Midnight 1/2 Price Drinks for Ladies in de d e s LIVE ENTERTAINMENTThursday, April 11thRobby HuttoFriday, April 12thMarty Stokes & The Captiva Blues BandTuesday, April 16thChris Coile 6-730 pmThursday, April 18thAnthony WayneFriday, April 19thThe Troublestarters u u u n n Made to OrderOmelette and Waffle Stations Fresh Fruit-Pastries-Meats $3 Mimosas and Bloody MarysAll For Only $13 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 H H H C C N C C H U N C C N N C C H C C 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! Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
35 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Sanibel Recreation Center Members Discount Offer For Fully CommittedThe BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is offering Sanibel Recreation Center member rates with a discount ticket price for all City of Sanibel Recreation Center members for the April 16 and 17 performances of Fully Committed. The devastatingly-funny Fully Committed follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattans number-one restaurant. A cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing to land a prime reservation. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself? The play features 40 wildly diverse characters interpreted by the extremelytalented Trey Compton. Admission for Sanibel Recreation Center members (adults and seniors) will be $30 (30 percent off regular ticket price) and $5 for students 17 and under. All participating members can purchase tickets at the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office, located at 2200 Periwinkle Way, or BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, located at 900 Dunlop Road, with a valid Sanibel Recreation Center membership card (6 month or annual) or receipt of a currently valid daily/weekly pass to the Rec Center. The discount ticket offer is good for select seats at all shows at the Herb Strauss Theater on April 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. Offer not valid on prior purchases and are subject to availability. One ticket per membership card, please. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345. Art League MeetingThe Sanibel-Captiva Art League will host master watercolor painter Anne Kittel at its monthly meeting on April 18 at 1:30 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Kittel will give a demonstration showcasing her unique design and composition theories. Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m. There is no admission fee and the public is invited. Kittel paints in a representational and semi abstract style with a cubist, or flat, element, which results in a unique and image. With her loosened rules of composition, she creates new pathways for traditional painters to explore. Kittel has been painting for over 30 years. She received a degree in illustration and fabric design from the Traphagen School in New York City. She also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a member of the Florida Watercolor Society and other regional and national watercolor groups and is a past member of FLAG. She has won numerous exhibit prizes and shows, regionally and nationally, and is a popular instructor at BIG ARTS and Fort Myers Beach Art Association. Her work is shown presently at Hirdie Girdie art gallery on Tarpon Bay Road. The Sanibel-Captive Art League welcomes artists of all levels and media. It meets on the third Thursday of every month during season. Its art activities include exhibitions, plein air painting, studio painting at BIG ARTS, workshops, and demonstrations and speakers on art and related topics at its meetings. For more information, visit sancapart.com. Documentary Series At BIG ARTSby Di SaggauKinshasa Symphony is the final film in BIG ARTS new critically acclaimed documentary series. It will be shown at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in Schein Hall. The film is described by Varietys Rob Nelson as a fully charged ode to the power of music in a region ravaged by war and poverty. Kinshasa Symphony is the winner of numerous awards including a Gold Panda, Hugo and the 2011 Gold World Medal at the New York African Film Festival. Kinshasa is the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Almost 10 million people live here and they number among the poorest inhabitants on this planet. In the 15 years of its existence, the Kinshasa Symphony musicians have survived two attempts to overthrow the government and a war. But concentration on the music and hopes for a better future keep them going. Two hundred orchestral musicians are planning a huge open-air concert to mark the anniversary of independence for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The film is a study of people in one of the worlds most chaotic cities doing their best to maintain one of the most complex systems of joint human endeavor; a symphony orchestra. The film runs 95 minutes. There will be a short introduction before the film and an open discussion following the showing. Tickets are $5 and are available at the BIG ARTS box office, 900 Dunlop Road. Call 395-0900 for more information or visit www.BIGARTS.org. 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36 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Mastersingers Spring ConcertThe Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Sounds of Spring concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14 in Schein Performance Hall at BIG ARTS. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for children 17 and under. Conducted by Jeff Faux, the concert will feature Magnificat by Gerald Finzi, Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, and Stars by Dan Forrest. They will also perform Appalachian folk song Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair, Danny Boy, American folk song Shenandoah and Armed Services Medley The Pride of America! For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, or call 395-0900. The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 SUNSET DINING Buy One Entree And Get The Second Entree 50% OFF Between 5-6pm. 18% gratuit y added before discount.Must present ad for discount. Expires 04/19/13TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com 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 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
37 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Comedy Runs Wild At Herb Strauss TheaterBIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is showing Fully Committed now through April 27. Fully Committed tells the story of Sam, an out-of-work actor who works the reservation line in a desperately trendy and fully-booked New York City restaurant. He juggles multiple phone calls from a milieu of nave tourists, society grande dames, media stars, wannabes, and the chef, who has the rough language of a Mafia hit man but is very sensitive about his polenta. Sam is kept in the crucible while dozens of calls come in, often simultaneously, at a whirlwind pace. In the Island Sun, Di Saggau called this one-man show, ... a hilarious 90 minutes of laughs and mayhem. Trey Compton plays Sam and 40 other roles. Charles Runnells reviewed this production in The Fort Myers NewsPress and wrote, Compton swaps characters with a simple swivel of his stool or a change in posture, and he uses an arsenal of funny accents and facial expressions to great effect. All with dead-on comedic timing and a boundless energy (his Latino chef and his little old lady in a wheelchair are particularly hilarious). Local theater fans will remember Compton, who not only dazzled audiences as Freddy Benson in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels but also played a plethora of male and female characters in the Herb Strauss Theaters production of Das Barbec. In 2013, he received rave reviews as Historian/Not Dead Fred/Prince Herbert in Spamalot at the Strauss. Comptons New York and regional theater credits include the Emmy Award-winning Passion: Live at Lincoln Center, (starring Patti LuPone), Like You Like It, Altar Boyz, Little Shop of Horrors, Stones in his Pockets, Legally Blonde, and the world premiere of the musical Love Incorporated. He is also a director, choreographer and fight director, and holds a BFA in theater from Pace University in New York. Written by Becky Mode and based on the experiences of Mark Setlock, the play was inspired by Setlocks job answering the phone at a high-end TriBeCa restaurant, though the actual characters and situations are said to be fictional. This production, directed by Jeremy Gold Kronenberg, the set designer William Davis, lighting designer David A. Sexton, props mistress Jenny Smith, and technical director Adam Trummell. Herb Strauss Theater production manager is Bobby Logue. Performances of Fully Committed are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through April 27. Tickets are $42, children 17 and under are $20. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounts. Call 472-6862 for tickets. Fully Committed is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor Landgraphics and Casa Ybel Resort. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Trey Compton in Fully Committed photo by David Sexton In the Baileys Center Open Everyday 11am to 9pm 239.579.0860 ZebraFrozenYogurt.com The verdict is in! ZEBRA FROZEN YOGURT is a HIT! Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201338 From page 16Birds Eye ViewAlthough managed hunting provides some incentive for humans to tolerate these dangerous animals, as I proposed about the grizzlies in the lower 48 states, as the human population continues to increase in Africa, I am not so sure our species will accept having these animals in their neighborhoods as well. Im afraid our technological advancements in altering natural habitats into humanoriented habitats combined with our intolerance of potentially aggressive behavior in wild animals will outpace the wildlifes capability to evolve solutions to those threats. Next week, I will start to address the next dangerous animals for humans; the big cats of the world and crocodilians. So do me a favor and dont watch any Hollywood programs with these animals in them or you might find it difficult to believe what I will try and tell you. Just kidding sort of. 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. Final Performance Of Shell Point Season Of Praise Concert Series The final performance in the 2012-13 Season of Praise Concert Series will be a faith-based musical drama entitled Women Who Dare To Believe on Sunday, April 21 at 6:15 p.m. Veteran actresses Bonnie Keen and Nan Gurley will bring to life 21 women from the Scriptures whom God used to fulfill the covenant and bring in the Messiah in this thought provoking musical. With cutting-edge dialogue, original music and creative interaction with the audience, this 90-minute musical will inspire viewers with the stories of women who dared to believe and pushed against the pressures and culture of their day. The scarlet thread of hope runs through the stories of Rahab, Tamar, Leah and Rachel, Deborah and Esther, Anna and Mary. Like women today, these women knew this was their hour, this was their moment. On a bare stage, two women using 20 feet of scarlet fabric leave audiences breathless with the stories of the blood of Jesus running through time from the Garden to the empty tomb. Rich with personal application, this musical will be an inspiring conclusion to the Season of Praise series held at The Village Church. The Village Church is located near the entrance of The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Tickets for Women Who Dare To Believe are now on sale and are $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. For additional information about the concert, call 454-2147. Bonnie Keen and Nan Gurley Thompson Donates Book To Sanibel LibraryOn April 5, Berdenna Thompson donated a copy of her recently-published childrens book, Round Red Apple, to the Sanibel Public Library. A member of the Island Writers Group III, Thompson was an elementary school teacher for 25 years. Round Red Apple, intended for preschool to kindergarten and first grade-age readers, was illustrated by her son-in-law, former Sanibel Police Chief Lew Phillips. Sanibel Public Library Youth Services Manager Barb Kunkle accepts a copy of Round Red Apple from Berdenna Thompson Berdenna Thompson inscribes the book to the library as Barb Kunkle looks on photos by Jeff Lysiak RESTAURANTCourtneys has something for everyone. Come & see why Courtneys aims to please!239.466.464620351 SUMMERLIN ROAD, FORT MYERS. ACROSS FROM TANGER FACTORY OUTLETS. IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA.Hours: Closed Monday Tues. Thurs. 11am to 9pm Fri. & Sat. 11am to 10pm Sunday Brunch 10am to 3pm NOW SERVING LUNCH JOIN US FOR SUNDAY BRUNCHSUNSET DINING SPECIAL4-6PM EVERY DAY PRICES STARTING AT $11HAPPY HOUR DAILY4PM-6PM IN OUR BEAUTIFUL LOUNGEREDUCED DRINK PRICES AND $2.00 OFF APPETIZERS Award Winning Chef Dale TonellNOW OPEN AT THEIR NEW HOME. SUNSET DINNER SPECIALS 2 FOR $3000Dinners are from our Sunset Dining Menu and include your choice of Beer, House Wine or Well Drink 4pm 6pm only.Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
39 ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Sanibel Library Book DiscussionReaders are invited to discuss Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier, the focus of the Wednesday, April 24 book discussion meeting at the Sanibel Public Library. There is no charge to attend and the discussion is open to the public. The discussion will be led by Nancy Carlile and it begins at 2 p.m. in meeting room #4, located across from the elevator on the ground floor. Growing up fascinated with the fossils she collected on the beach, Mary Anning blossomed into a skillful amateur archaeologist. When she discovers an intriguing fossilized skeleton, townspeople and religious authorities react viciously. Barred from the scientific community and in love with an unavailable man, Mary turns to Elizabeth Philpot, a London exile, for friendship. Together, they look to make their way in the evolving nineteenth century through archaeology and scientific discovery. The books featured for group discussions are available and located in the library near the reference desk. While it is preferable to come having read the book to be able to join in the lively discussion, all are welcome. For questions or more information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Flat Stanleys Meet At Sanibel Public LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library had two unique visitors this past week. Two Flat Stanleys arrived via mail as the guests of library staffers. Cathy Cangelosi-Camerons nephew, Mark Cangelosi, sent his Flat Stanley from Des Plaines, Illinois. Candy Heises granddaughter, Hannah Heise, sent her Flat Stanley from Scott City, Missouri. The two Flat Stanleys met at the library for a little fun time and photos in the Childrens Area. Flat Stanley is a wonderful story written by Jeff Brown in 1964. The story is about a boy who is flattened, but not hurt, by a bulletin board that falls on him. His parents find a way for him to travel around the world by way of mail. The Flat Stanley Project, started in 1995 by a third grade teacher Canada, Dale Hubert, is a popular project focusing on letterwriting by schoolchildren. Students begin by reading the book and then cutting out a paper Flat Stanley, which they mail with an instructional letter to visit distant friends and relatives. The recipients of Flat Stanley are asked by the children to treat him as a guest and document Flat Stanleys activities during his stay. Flat Stanley is returned to the school, along with photos and a journal of his stay in each location. The children and teachers discuss the many places Flat Stanley has visited. Flat Stanleys at the library with Cathy Cangelosi-Cameron and Candy Heise 2012-2013 Season OPERA CLASSICAL LECTURES DANCE POP & JAZZ LIVE THEATER VISUAL ARTS BALLET DANCE FILM BIG ARTS SCHEIN PERFORMANCE HALL APRIL 11 APRIL 29 Th 11 Ballet in Cinema: Giselle .................................................. 7 PM Su 14 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers ............................4 PM M 15 Film: Beasts of the Southern Wild ................................... 7 PM Su 21 Island Jazz ........................................................................ 3 PM Su 21 Community Theater Playreadings at Herb Strauss ...... 7 PM M 22 Film: Like Someone in Love ............................................. 7 PM Su 28 Island Jazz ........................................................................ 3 PM M 29 Film: Chico & Rita ............................................................ 7 PM STAGED PLAY READINGS: WAITING FOR WILMA BY MARCIA RUDIN PAUL NEWMAN HOPS THE AMTRAK AUTO TRAIN BY MARCIA RUDIN OZ IN A CLOZET BY LEN CUTHBERT~ THE FORT MYERS ~SYMPHONIC MASTERSINGERS CHORAL PROGRAM TO INCLUDE: Magnificat, Chichester Psalms, Danny Boy, Shenandoah & Armed Services Medley 7 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 21AT HERB STRAUSS THEATERADULT: $12, 17 & UNDER: $5 4 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 14 ADULT: $20, 17 & UNDER: $10
DINERS DELIGHT 2013COUPON BOOKSON SALE NOWThank you to these fine restaurants for contributing to the quality of life on Sanibel and Captiva IslandsFrom these proceeds, and proceeds from our other fund raising projects, the Foundation annually provides $100,000 in grants to various community organizations and schools, including $50,000 in scholarships. In addition to island youth sports teams, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis supports the following causes and organizations, among others:THE CLUBHOUSE AT SIGC 1100 Parview Drive, Sanibel BLUE GIRAFFE 2275 Periwinkle Way, Unit 14-15, Sanibel CANTINA CAPTIVA 14970 Captiva Drive, Captiva CHIPS SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE 1473 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel DOC FORDS (2 locations)975 Rabbit Road, Sanibel 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers BeachDUNES 949 Sand Castle Road GEORGE & WENDYS SANIBEL SEAFOOD GRILLE 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel IL TESORO 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel ISLAND COW 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel ISLAND PIZZA COMPANY 1619 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel JACARANDA 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel JERRYS CAFE 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel KEY LIME BISTRO 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva LAZY FLAMINGO (2 locations) 6520 C Pine Avenue, Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel RC OTTERS 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva ROSIES 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel THE SANDBAR 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel SANIBEL CAFE 2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel SANIBEL FISH HOUSE 1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel STARFISH GRILLE 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel SUNSHINE SEAFOOD CAFE 14900 Captiva Drive, Captiva SWEET MELISSAS 1625 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel THISTLE LODGE 2255 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel TIMBERS 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel TRADERS 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel TWEEN WATERS CROWS NEST 15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva WINDJAMMER 2430 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel College Scholarships for Island Youth Sanibel Recreation Center Scholarships Childrens Education Center of the Islands Scholarships F.I.S.H. of Sanibel, Inc. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Community Housing & Resources Inc. Below Market Rate Housing BIG ARTS & Herb Strauss Theatre Summer Childrens Program Scholarhips The Sanibel School The Sanibel School PTA Seahorse Festival Kiwanis Science Fair (Fort Myers) Friends Who Care, Inc. Ding Darling DaysDiners Delight Available at:Periwinkle Park Office Big Red Q Sanibel Captiva Community Bank 2475 Library Way 1037 Periwinkle Way Bank of the Islands (Edison National Bank) Any KiwanianISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201340
NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 42 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 12, 2013 B BSECTION CROW Classic To Be Held At Sanibel Island Golf ClubThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife will hold the CROW Classic at Sanibel Island Golf Club on Saturday, April 20. The tournament start time is 8:30 a.m. Sponsorships and foursomes are still available. In addition to 18 holes of golf, the event will include a light breakfast, lunch and a silent auction. Proceeds from the tournament will be matched by a grant from Royal Shell Real Estate, tournament sponsor, and will be used to support direct patient care in CROWs wildlife hospital. The golf tournaments event sponsor is The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and lunch sponsor is Coral Veterinary Clinic. Corporate sponsors include Baileys General Store, Island Management and Brian Murty island realtor, and hole sponsors include Billys Bike Shop, Mary Bondurant realtor, John R. Wood Island Real Estate, Inc., Island Insurance Services, Pfeifer Realty Group, Stewart Title of Sanibel-Captiva, Law Office of Janet M. Strickland, PA, Superior Title and West Wind Inn. Jeff Burns, committee chair, and his committee Steve Greenstein, Craig Albert, Jeff Weigel and Ed Lockard invite anyone interested in registration or sponsorship to contact James Robinson at CROW. He can be reached at 472-3644 ext. 221 or email@example.com. Ed Lockhard (Sanibel Island Golf Club), Jeff Burns (CROW Classic committee chair), Craig Albert (CROW Classic committee) and Drew Donnelly (Sanibel Island Golf Club) Sanibel-Captiva Cares Holds A Million Dollar Evening For The Golisano Childrens Hospital At HealthParksubmitted by Jeannie KendallIt was a million dollar evening for the Sanibel-Captiva Cares Island Celebration to benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital on Sunday April 7. The sold-out event marked the groups 13th year proving again that Sanibel and Captiva are islands filled with generous people who take a personal interest in children. Leprechaun Marty Harrity, auctioneer, was magnificent as he urged the crowd to new heights on behalf of the children in Southwest Florida. By the end of the night, over $1 million was raised, providing much needed support for the capital campaign to build a new facility. A few lucky attendees walked away from The Sanctuary with trips to a French Chateau, New Yorks Broadway, a Taylor Swift concert in Los Angeles and an original piece titled Captiva Cares by Darryl Pottorf, membership to South Seas Island Resort, jewelry from Congress Jewelers and the ever-popular Name That Drink! opportunity from Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille. Thanks to Sanibel-Captiva Cares co-chairs Amanda Cross, Dorothy Fitzgerald and Sherry Gentry and their hardworking committees, the children of Southwest Florida will also have a new pediatric ambulance. Thats just the beginning of a long list of wishes fulfilled for the childrens hospital including child defibrillators, parent sleep beds, in-house infant transporter, pediatric ICU resuscitation bags and rapid result blood analyzers.continued on page 10B Mary Claire Lyons, Brenda and Marty Harrity with Julie Smith Sanibel-Captiva Cares committee members
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 20134B Florida Youth Soccer ChampionsThree Sanibel girls were part of the Under 12 Lee County Striker team that won the Florida Youth Soccer Associations Division II State Championship on April 7 in Fort Myers. Lander Peck, Megan Brown and Julia Holston (along with their parents) endured a long season filled with twice a week practices and long road trips to tournaments. Its great to see that kids from the Sanibel Recreation Program excel in a more competitive soccer league. It is a tribute to the hard work of the girls and the teams head coach, Mark Bost said Craig Holston, president of Sanibel Youth Soccer and proud parent of Julia Holston. The three Sanibel School sixth graders will play a few more scrimmages and enjoy a short break until next season begins in August. From left, Lander Peck, Megan Brown and Julia Holston stand proudly with the State Championship trophy Help Stock Food Pantry Before You Head Up NorthAs seasonal residents, visitors and vacationers begin to leave the islands, the FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel, Inc. Food Pantry begins to enter its lean period with fewer donations coming in from supporters. The demand for food is at its highest in the summer months and it is difficult to keep the food pantry well stocked during this time. In the past, many islanders leaving to go up north have helped by donating leftover, unopened and unused food. If you can help, bring unopened, unexpired, perishable or non-perishable food items to the FISH Walk-In Center. Items in need include: canned meats, tuna, vegetables, fruits, soups; frozen or fresh meats, fish, vegetables and juices; boxed cereal, pasta, rice and crackers; coffee, tea, juices, Boost and Ensure drinks. Unopened non-food items needed include: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, toilet paper, laundry detergent, softener, cleaning products, paper goods, diapers, wipes, pet food and sun block. We are always grateful for the support of our fellow islanders, said FISH President John Morse. Their generous donations always help to make a difference in the lives of people who benefit from FISH and the food pantry. The FISH Walk-in Center, 1630-B Periwinkle Way, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 472-4775 or visit www. fishofsanibel.com. The FISH food pantry Larry NorrisSanibel 1025 Periwin kl e Wa y Mo n Sat 1 0 5 E venin g s & Sunda y s b y appointme n t 5 7 9 0 412 Designer CONDO C h oose f r o m o v e r50 fabrics 0 a n d 20 wood sam p les at t h e same price NorrisHomeFurnishin g s.com Complete condo packages starting from $10,999!SANIBEL PACKAGES P eriwinkle Way Causeway B lvd B aily Rd. E xit I sland
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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. Chairs are used to stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, alignment and circulation. Tuesday Kayaking April 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 Educating Rita by Willy Russell, Saturday, April 20. Olivier Awardwinning Best Comedy from the author of Shirley Valentine. Tenth Annual Friday Coping With Life Series 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. Tuesday, April 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Basketweaving Class. Martha Kehow will teach you how to weave a multi-use basket. She will have the kits made up. All you have to do is weave and have fun, and leave with your own hand-made functional basket. Cost is $30. Thursday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jewelry Making Class. 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ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 20136B Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellAlthough we will miss our regular snowbird Rotarians, sometimes referred by us as Snowtarians, its that time again for many to fly toward the North. They are an integral part of our Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club. We welcome them, learn from them, work together, have fun together and look forward to their return in the fall. Newly transferred Rotarian Roger Triftshauser wanted to bring to the clubs attention the fact that many Rotary families across the globe participate in Rotarys student exchange program and that this program is instrumental in building trust and friendship among a global village of tomorrows leaders. This definitely promotes Peace Through Service, our Rotary International presidents theme. This program provides a platform for educational learning as well as learning about the people and culture of a new country. The students also become ambassadorial representatives of their own country. For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Student Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs. Why did Triftshauser bring this up? The Triftshauser family had seven Rotary exchange students in their home: Shirley Farqueson, Australia; Katri Tillia, Finland; Sten Barnekow, Sweden; Helene Barnekow, Sweden; Per Thorell, Sweden; Marcia Alavrenga, Brazil; and Gustavo Vacchiano, Brazil. Triftshausers daughter Kristen participated in a Rotary Student Exchange program for a year in Brazil and daughter Erin spent two summers in Sweden. The Triftshausers support and advocate this program, which never really ends, as their exchange students return for visits and his family has visited exchange students homes. Triftshauser says that this family affair is their quest toward furthering world peace. 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. Rotary Club Supports The Artssubmitted by Shirley JewellSanibel-Captiva Rotary Foundation member Chet Sadler recently presented a $500 check to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Arts Complex Acting Director Anika Sturdivant in support of the universitys 2013 annual juried student art exhibition. Students must show their best efforts since these competitions are the entry level to the art world.The exhibition gives FGCU students a chance to show off their talents, have their work juried by their faculty and, in a few cases, take home prizes. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary believes in supporting youth leaders in their chosen fields and wishes all of them a bright future ahead. Roger Triftshauser Meet Tiny Tim, a stray kitten in need of a forever home. He was only 2 weeks old when he was found underneath a car in the Sanibel Bean parking lot. He is currently being bottle fed, but will be available for adoption in approximately 6 to 8 weeks, in late May/early June. If you have room in your heart for Tiny Tim, call Pam at PAWS of Sanibel at 472-4823. PAWS is in need of foster homes as well as donations. Checks made payable to PAWS can be mailed to P.O. Box 855, Sanibel, FL 33957. Tiny Tim PAWS Pet Hortoons Cycling Safety Notes STAY TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PATHS In the U.S., we drive and cycle on the right. That applies to roads, but it also applies to our Sanibel Shared Use Paths. Other users will be expecting you to be on the right side, so lets establish a good habit always keep to the right especially where there are yellow lines. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB
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8B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013Brits Come Out To Bat And Its Not Cricketby Anne MitchellMonday night pickup softball players got a surprise this week when group of visiting Brits, who know the rules of cricket much better than softball, made an unannounced appearance on the Sanibel ball fields. Deb Gleason, who also plays for the Baileys team, came up with the idea of bringing in the Crawford family from Yorkshire to see what softball is all about. The Crawfords were on their annual visit to relatives Rod and Anne Mitchell of Sanibel. Gleason had met them last year during a trip to England with islander Anne Mitchell, sister of Andy Crawford, and wanted to give them a flavor of her hometown. The host players were very courteous and helpful and gave Crawford and his two teenage sons, 16-year-old Jack and Harry, 14, some tips. The boys play a little baseball in school, but a similar game, called rounders, is more common in England. After a short warm-up session, about 16 players took to the field with the visitors split between the two local teams. The score was 8-9. The pickup game was started by Sam Bailey years ago. According to Gleason, It was first known as the Over 50 League but Sam eventually re-named it the Not so Young, Not so Good League. She said its open to anyone wanting to come out for a good time. But if anyone hits it out of the park, theyre out! Rules are adjusted to put safety first and to ensure the games are fun for all even those who dont move so fast any more. The league goes on hiatus in May as many people head north and before the summer downpours begin. Back, from left: Rod Mitchell, Jack Crawford, Rudy, Andy Crawford, Bill, Harry Crawford, Donny Frye, Carol Stafne, Tom Stafne, Red Culver, Deb Gleason, Larry Bisby and Tom Apgar; front: Jack Koc, Tony Rinaldi and Dwight Dunlop Harry Crawford, 14, from Leeds, England Jack Crawford, 16, from Leeds, England Larry Bisby, right, gives Andy Crawford some pointers as Donny Frye goes to assist AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATESPRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery Custom Upholstery FREEKitchen Sink with any Cambria Countertop Order Over 50 S/F COUNTERTOPS ... Cambria Quartz, Granite, Corian & Staron, Glass & Tile Backsplashes, Shower & Tub Replacement Interior Interior Painting Painting SALE SALE Limited Time Only Limited Time Only (CARPET SALE)TAKE 10% OFF CARPET ONLY WITH MIN. PURCHASE OF 300 SQ. FT. EXCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS SALES. Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918 ALL ON SALEFurniture Accessories Window Treatments... The UK contingent, from front, Rod Mitchell of Sanibel, with Jack, Harry, Sharon and Andy Crawford visiting from Leeds, England
9B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Local Producer Has Begun Filming On Sanibel-Captiva Video The film project, The Top 20 Things to do on SanibelCaptiva, is now in production and producer David E. Carter has released a partial list of the attractions that will be included in the DVD. Filming for these 10 SanibelCaptiva attractions has been completed or they are on the schedule for shooting very soon. They are: Bicycling on Sanibel CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Farmers Market Sanibel Lighthouse Sanibel Moorings Botanical Garden Sanibel-Captiva Visitors Center Shelling on the Beach Sunset at the Beach Carter stressed that there will be no number ratings for the top 20 attractions. Any of them could be number one, based on an individuals interest. All of the 20 attractions are really outstanding, Carter said. Thats why Sanibel-Captiva is such a vacation paradise. In fact, theres a good chance that there will be 21 or 22 attractions in the finished film. Im not sure I can actually stop at 20. A seven-time Emmy winning TV producer who lives on Sanibel full time, Carter is actively soliciting suggestions for the top 20 list. The website www.TheSanibelDVD. com lets people email their suggestions for attractions for the film, and also get frequent updates on the project. A Facebook page has been set up and linked to the website. Carters Emmy-winning work includes four documentaries that ran on PBS stations around the country. His most-viewed work was numerous comedy sketches that he produced for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The best of that work also appeared on one of Carsons prime-time anniversary shows. His most recent production, a baseball documentary, was honored by the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York He expects to have the Sanibel-Captiva video completed by early summer. Business & Individual Taxes Bookkeeping Small Business a x es i ness The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, J2, Sanibel The Islands Full Service CPA FirmPersonal Service With Affordable Fees Call 239.472.1323 TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. sancaptrustco.com
From 1B Sanibel-Captiva CaresIn addition to the $1 million raised at the event, members of the Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva personally contributed $101,700 to the hospital and an anonymous islander pledged another $200,000. Thanks to the generous matching grant made by B. Thomas Golisano, the $1,300,000 contributed turns into $2,600,000 for the hospital. Honorary Chairs Mike and Cannella Mullins helped raise the event to a new level. We all know the phrase its better to give than to receive, but the generosity of our islands gives new meaning to this phrase, said Mike. We couldnt have been prouder of our involvement. On hand to chat about the new hospital plans was Jim Nathan, CEO of Lee Memorial Health System. He discussed exciting new plans for the future of medicine in our area as the new Golisano Childrens Hospital will provide a world-class facility and additional beds. Nathan also thanked Al Hanser, CEO of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company for the 10th year of being Master Sponsor of the event. This years success brings the 13-year total of Sanibel-Captiva Cares contributions to the Golisano Childrens Hospital at HealthPark to $5 million and continues the mission to provide great resources to our community so that families can be treated right here at home. If you missed this years event, you havent missed the opportunity to give. Contact SanibelCaptivaCares@gmail.com to pledge a donation. Michael Szymanczyk, Karen and Jim Nathan (CEO of Lee Memorial Health System), Amanda Cross and Deb Szymanczyk Holly Smith, Doug and Sherry Gentry, auctioneer Marty Harrity and Jeannie Kendall Jim Nathan with Kiwanians Dick Muench, Al Hanser, Peter Bender and Dave Essig Honorary Chairs Mike and Canella Mullins, with daughters Carolyn, Jenny and Elizabeth Eileen and Lex Roulston with Sanibel firefighters Co-Chairs Dorothy Fitzgerald, Amanda Cross and Sherry Gentry Dave Raisbeck, Dorothy Fitzgerald and Randy Hockensmith Wayne and Gayle Laufer ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201310B
Ellen and Dave Raisbeck Rob and Patty Moore Jim and Dulce Doss with Patty and Jim Sprankle Walter and Emily Mead with Shirley Allen and George Siconalfi Julie and Steve Smith Tim and Julie ONeill Linda and Dave Essig Emily and Dick Muench Mary Jo and John Boler Sally and Al Hanser (CEO of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company) Randy and Charlotte Hockensmith Eugenia and William Kiser Dorothy and Ron Fitzgerald with daughter Allie11B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013
12B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Islanders Donate Their Tips To Capital CampaignSupporters of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS) are coming up with creative fundraising techniques for the societys preservation campaign to acquire 6.56 acres on Sanibel Islands Woodring Point for the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Wendy Schnapp, coowner and manager of the refuges concessionaire, Tarpon Bay Explorers, decided to donate all the tips she received as a tour guide during the busy month of March to the campaign. In addition, Wendy and husband George donated tips collected while serving green beer on St. Patricks Day from their restaurant, George & Wendys Seafood Grille. In all, the tips added up to $565. When people learned about the importance of acquiring Woodring Point at the entrance of Tarpon Bay to preserve the vital wildlife habitat there, they were happy to tip a little extra, said Wendy. Every dollar adds up, and Im so pleased with the generous contributions from our visitors. To learn more about the Ding Darling Wildlife Society and to become a member, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Visit Tarpon Bay Explorers at 900 Tarpon Bay Road, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on tours and rentals to explore the refuge, call 472-8900, visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com, or www. facebook.com/TarponBayExplorers. George and Wendy Schnapp Zonta Announces Raffle Winnerssubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasThe lucky winners of The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva Six Chances at The Unique raffle drawing received exciting prizes and, more importantly, helped raise more than $14,000 to improve the lives of needy women and girls locally and around the world. The drawing was held on March 16 as part of Zontas 12th annual Peek at the Unique house tour, the clubs signature fundraiser. At $10 each, potential winners bought raffle tickets during the months of February and March. Tickets were sold on weekends prior to The Peek at Baileys General Store and on March at the Sanibel Farmers Market. Zontians also sold tickets. But only six lucky winners were awarded prizes donated by island businesses and individuals: A three-night stay for two at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, an all-inclusive, luxury beachfront resort in Cancun, Mexico. The prize is a $1,400 value and was won by Lee Schaff of Sanibel. A five-night stay for two in a New York City apartment overlooking the Hudson River. A $1,500 value, this prize was donated by Zontian Barbara Stevelman and won by Sanibel resident Alex Werner. An eight-story high ride for two in a cherry picker anywhere on Sanibel or Captiva. Worth $500, this prize was donated by Dickey Brothers Tree Services and awarded to Mike Mullins of Captiva. A custom cartoon drawn by Florida cartoonist, creator of Hortoons and Fort Myers resident Dave Horton. A signed copy of Hortons book Welcome to Florida, Cartoons by Hortoon, is included in this package valued at $415. This prize was awarded to Sanibel resident and Zontian Nancy Bender. A family portrait gift certificate that includes a one-hour photo shoot with professional photographer Jonathan Tongyai, an 18 x 24 canvas gallery wrap and a disc of photos. This prize, valued at $400, was donated by Island Photography and won by Ann McDonald of Captiva. An island-shopping spree worth over $900. The spree includes the following merchants: Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, CJs Island Boutique, Eileen Fisher, Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, Nannys Childrens Shop, Fridays Child, Geez Leweez, Peach Republic, Why Knot, Her Sports Closet and Cheeburger, Cheeburger. This prize was awarded to Sanibel resident and Zontian Edina Lessack. Ann McDonald, winner of the photo shoot, said she plans to use the prize later this year to include her new great-granddaughter and her family when they visit. I feel really lucky to have won and think it is important for everyone to do their share, she said referring to the Peek and the charities it helps to fund. A separate raffle drawing open only to Peek participants was also held on March 16 and included three photographs by famed Sanibel photographer Charles McCullough and framing donated by Sanibel Art and Frame. The prints were donated by McCullough and island resident and Zontian Sheila Hoen and awarded to Jean Ely of Sanibel. The raffle is just part of the overall funds raised at this annual event. Last years Peek raised about $92,000 from ticket sales, sponsorships and donations. Final figures have yet to be released, but Peek organizers expect to do even better this year and credit the community with making the event such a success. Thanks to our wonderful community of merchants, residents and artists, our prizes this year were fantastic, said Wendy West, chair of Peek raffle sales. We couldnt reach our goals of helping women locally and internationally without them. The money raised will be awarded in the form of grants to local and international service organizations such as The Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership and PACE Center for Girls to help improve the lives of women and girls. 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Superb floorplan seldom available. The views from this home are uninterrupted and your 31x15 lanai is completly private. Professionally decorated by Robb and Stuckey. F rom the moment you step into this spacious open floor plan you enjoy the beautiful view of the river, waterway into Gulf Harbours spectacular marina and private preserve island park. The Nantucket Shores residences also feature a myriad of waterfront amenities from a private beach with tiki hut sunshades, resort style riverfront pool and spa,out door grills and even golf carts! This is the community, the location and the home youve been looking for! Furnishings and Golf Membership also available! Offered for $729,000 Contac Debra Hobbs 239/565-0549 LOCATION-LOCATIONYoull love this large,gorgeous direct Gulf access Sanibel home across from San Carlos Bay. Over 2500 square feet of living space. 2 BR,2 1/2 bath;(with bonus space you must see). .MidIsland deep water canal only 1000 ft to San Carlos Bay. This home boasts a beautiful kitchen with custom wood cabinetry, wet bar, plus a wood burning fireplace in the great room with soaring cathedral ceiling and wonderful wood floors. Very private pool area, with nicely maintained lush landscaping that leads you to your private dock. Multiple porches, great views from every room including views of THE BAY from LR and front porch. A TRUE must see, soon, it wont last. True Sanibel Living Offered for $899,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825 SOUTH SEAS2611 Beach Villa Island-Style inspired waterfront jewel perched on the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico offering a captivating backdrop composed by the wide beach, grassy dunes and bluish-green waters. Classic design villa brings enduring beauty in the charming furnishings and crisp finishes with crown molding, granite counter tops and, tile through-out living areas. A tucked away corner location is the perfect spot to offer a serene escape, while the additional side windows and screened lanai offers a myriad of places for a lazy afternoon with a summer novel. Providing the ultimate Captiva experience by combining the advantages of ownership, strong rental income & the Resorts premier club amenities. Offered for $610,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. BANYAN BAYSOUTH FT. MYERS NEW DEVELOPMENT8630 Banyan Bay Blvd Beautifully appointed recently completed 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home with pool overlooking the lake and preserve area. Magnificent sunsets from the lanai and pool area. Upgraded cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, high ceilings with crown moulding and upgraded tile. Immediate occupancy available. Offered for $355,000. Contact John Naumann 239/851-4281. NEAR BEACH HOME IN EAST ROCKS. Enjoy lake views from this beautifully updated 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom home with a completely renovated kitchen. All new flooring, paint, lighting and numerous other additions create a bright and inviting atmosphere. The large back deck leads to a beautiful pool and patio area, perfect for entertaining. The lower level also includes a 2 car garage, workshop, a poolside bar and plenty of storage. The expert landscaping adds to the great curb appeal. A very short stroll leads to Beach Access #2 and the wonderful Gulf of Mexico. Offered for $615,000. Contact Bob Berning at 239/ 699-9597 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357 ENJOY THE LIFESTYLE WITHOUT THE HIGH ASSOCIATION FEES.Quiet South Ft. Myers neighborhood near Cypress Lake Country Club. Close to everything. This home features marble flooring, wood burning fireplace, 3 car garage with tile flooring,central vac, beautiful pool large kitchen with granite. Formal and informal dining rooms,and a laundry room and a wonderful entertainment area in great room with surround sound. Large master suite features a huge walk-in closet and built-ins, and jacuzzi tub. Separate wing for your guests, nanny or mother-in-law. Offered for $478,500. Contact Connie Walters Ms Lister 239/841-4540 JONATHAN HARBOUR BUILDING SITECleared filled and ready to go. Large waterfront lot with dock in place in private gated community. House plans included. Offered for $550,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/828-5897. GREAT LOCATION IN SOUTH FORT MYERSClose to Sanibel and the beaches, lots of room, no hoa restrictions or fees!! 2400+ Square foot renovated 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home on a dead end street. Quiet and comfortable, almost a full acre, shed large enough to hold 3 oversized cars and the toys, separate two car garage, pool, another out building for storage or whatever, this home has all the elbow room you could want. Offered for $385,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 699-9597. NEW LISTING13B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013
ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201314B SCCF Tennis Tournament WinnersIslanders competed in the 21st annual Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Tennis Tournament on April 6 and 7 at The Dunes. SCCF is grateful to lead sponsors Barbara Chappell, Francis Bailey and FineMark National Bank & Trust for their support. Mens 4.0 finalists Bob Scherer and Bill Rosenberg, and champions Ken and Jim Monahan Mens 4.5 champions Dave Petrick and Tony Fittipaldi, and finalists Mark Andrews and Helmut Peters Ladies 3.5/4.0 champions Jan Carlson and Ann Write, and finalists Jane Settanni and Robin Cohan Luc Century with Ladies 4.0 champions Deb Fairbanks and Janie Heck, and finalists Pam Monahan and Holly McIntosh Mens 4.5 champions and finalists Tony Fittipaldi, Mark Andrews and Helmut Peters break out the champagne Tournament Director Jered Kalpin Mens 3.5 finalists Clint Parsons and Cliff Leach Mixed 4.0/4.5 finalists Helmut Peters and Janet Turner, Luc Century and champions April Tzanis and Mark Andrews Mens 3.5 champions Allen Wortzel and Chuck Klucka with Luc Century
15B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Top Prospects Sano And Rosario Slug Miracle To 4-0 Season Start, But They May Not Be Here Longby Ed FrankIf youre a baseball fan, you have the opportunity to watch two exciting youngsters on this seasons Fort Myers Miracle team that are destined for bigger things but you better act quickly, because Miquel Sano and Eddie Rosario might not be here long. Sano and Rosario blasted the Miracle to a 4-0 season start and, as the week began, Sano, with back-to-back three-hit games, was batting .438 and Rosario .389. Weve written extensively about Sano in the past, but this is the first season where he will be competing in the tough High A Florida State League. The Dominican Republic native is listed by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization and No. 9 among all Major League prospects. Rosario is No. 7 in the Twins farm system. Sano was signed by the Twins in 2009 for a whopping $3.15 million, the highest international signing bonus in Twins history, more than the Twins spent on 70 international prospects from 2006 through 2008 combined. He was just 16 years old when he signed. A lengthy investigation by Major League Baseball preceded his signing to confirm his young age, and that long probe actually reduced the multi-million dollar deal he was awarded. Sano was the subject of the 2012 documentary Pelotero that followed the controversial period before his signing. Still just 19 years old, the Twins have been cautious with his development in order to improve his defensive skills at third base and to reduce his propensity for striking out. That conservative approach is working as last season, the 6, 236-pound Sano hit 28 home runs and knocked in 100 runs while batting .258 at Low A Beloit. Rosario, 20, also is moving up from Beloit where he hit .296 with 70 RBIs playing second base. He recently competed for his native Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, where Puerto Rico finished runner-up to the Dominican Republic champions. The purpose of minor league baseball is to develop youngsters for the majors. If Sano and Rosario continue to play the way they have the first week of the season, dont be surprised to see them move up soon to Double A New Britain. In addition to Sano and Rosario, the 2013 edition of the Miracle, under first-year manager Doug Mientkiewicz, blends experience along with 11 players new to a Miracle uniform. Of local interest is Florida Gulf Coast University alum Stephen Wickens, a centerfielder, who hit .307 last year with rookie-level Elizabethton and Beloit in 59 games. The red-hot starting Miracle will be home Sunday at Hammond Stadium to begin a four-game homestand starting against Charlotte followed by Palm Beach on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Everblades 1-1 Against Elmira In First Round Of Playoffs The Florida Everblades, the defending Kelly Cup champions of the ECHL, split the first two games against the Elmira Jackals in Round 1 of the playoffs. The series moved to Elimira for the next three games that began Wednesday and will continue this weekend. If Games 6 and 7 are necessary, they will be played back here at Germain Arena next Monday and Wednesday. The first game of the ECHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals began with a 5-1 Florida victory, but the Jackals skated back with an 8-2 win last Saturday. Twins, Red Sox Off To Good Start After writing last week that baseball experts had predicted last-place finishes for both the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox, both teams completed the first week of the season with 4-2 records and in first place in their respective divisions. And on Monday of this week, the Red Sox improved to 5-2 with a shutout win over Baltimore. 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ANSWERS Lifeguard Course Offered At Rec CenterAn American Red Cross Lifeguard Course will be held at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Friday, April 19 from 2 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Upon completion of this three-day course, participants will be certified as professional rescuers in lifeguarding, first aid, and adult, child and infant CPR/ AED. The American Red Cross now offers course manuals online. Participants must bring a printed copy of the lifeguarding manual to all class sessions. For step-bystep instructions for downloading and printing the course manuals, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center. Course cost is $200 for Rec Center members and $250 for non-members. Must be at least 15 years old to register and able to attend all class sessions. Call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 for swimming ability prerequisites or more information. Class size is limited.
ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 201316B Sanibel Island Golf Club ResultsOn April 6, the Sanibel Island Golf Club mens group played a Very Modified Stableford event 1 point for a bogey, 2 points for par, 3 points for birdie and 4 points for an eagle. The team of Roger Cogswell, Dick Arnould, Hunt Ethridge and Bruce Cutler were the big winners, eclipsing the rest of the field with a total score of 169. Cutler contributed with his usual long drives, Cogswell had some chip-ins while Ethridge and Arnould had good, steady rounds to make for the runaway score. Second place honors went to Bill Stell, Bill Sartoris, John Kilkenny and Rod Verblauuw with a score of 156. In third place was the threesome with a blind draw of Rich Rompala, Gholi Darehshori and Rene Lohser with a net score of 152. Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, April 3. Format: Quota Points Flight 1 1st Bruce McLaughlin +8 2nd Gordon Rains +6 3rd Bob Schoen +6 Flight 2 1st Mike Hnatow +11 2nd Dave Blue +3 3rd Jim Bradford +3 Flight 3 1st Joe Burns +10 2nd Max Friedersdorf +10 3rd Tim ONeill +8 Dunes Sunday Mixed GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Sunday Mixed Golf results from April 7. Format: 2 Person Scramble 1st Marv Seibold Helen Seibold Frank Cassavell Barbara Cassavell 2nd Tom Winkler Willie Winkler David Dyke Joan Dyke 3rd Jim Fantozz Janet Fantozzi Howard Dwyer Margaret Dwyer Closest to the Hole Mike Dutton #2 Gordon Rains #9 15th Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association will hold its 15th National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships in Lee County this weekend, concluding on Sunday, April 14. The event will feature 56 teams in three divisions (Division I, Division II, and B Division) together to compete for the title of Collegiate Roller Hockey National Champion. Games will be played at the Fort Myers Skatium from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. (the last game starts at 11:45 p.m.) the first four days of the tournament and then 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the final day. Fans are welcome; admission fees vary from $5 or $12 for youth/adult day passes to $10 to $30 for tournament passes. The Skatium is located at 2250 Broadway in Fort Myers. Teams will represent each of the seven member organizations of the NCRHA. The format for the event includes three round robin games for each team, followed by a single-elimination bracket round leading up to the National Championship games. The Division I Championship Game will be held on at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, followed on Sunday, April 14 by the Division II Championship Game and B Division Championship Game, held at noon and 1:30 p.m., respectively. For more information, a complete schedule and list of teams, visit http://ncrha.org/schedule. php?&event_id=1529&playoff_ id=572&area=schedule. Or call 310-7537285. April 6 winners, from left, Bruce Cutler, Hunt Ethridge, Roger Cogswell and Dick Arnould Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Gulf Shores Sanibel1973 3,110 2,950,0002,750,000 32 Barefoot BeachBonita Springs1985 2,500 2,895,0002,550,000 196 Bay WoodsBonita Springs2002 4,274 2,395,0002,050,000 32 Frowes Captiva1946 1,652 1,790,0001,415,000 649RiverwatchNorth Fort Myers2005 4,682 1,275,000900,000 261 Sea Oats Sanibel1997 2,895 799,000799,000 4 Sanibel Isles Sanibel1986 2,554 839,000780,000 24West RocksSanibel1998 2,982 995,000757,500 491 Sanctuary PointFort Myers2005 3,553 699,000675,000 118 West Rocks Sanibel1986 1,467 699,900659,000 68Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T.
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18B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Around The Islands With AnneSeason Soon To End For Cricket Shop; Courtneys Reopens Off-Islandby Anne MitchellThe Cricket Shop, Sanibels one and only outlet store, is nearing the end of its seasonal run. Its last day likely will be next Wednesday, April 17, says owner Jeff Johnson. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store is closed Thursdays and Sundays. The heavily discounted merchandise includes famous maker swimsuits, beach cover-ups, sarongs, casual dresses and easy care separates such as crinkle cotton pull-on pants and loose tops in pastel colors. For example, on the clearance rack, I found embellished short-sleeve shirts by Afiva at the give-away price of $3.80 and $4.80, representing reductions of around 90 percent. However, most discounts are not this drastic they are more in the 50 percent range. This is a store where it pays to spend a little time browsing the racks because youll find a hidden gem here and there. Theres something for the young and not-so-young, such as cute little beach dresses with peek-a-boo draped backs as well as more modest garments for mature women. Theres even a cocktail dress in the mix. Jams World colorful rayon tops sell for big bucks in most stores, but theres a selection here priced at $23.45, almost 70 percent less than the regular $67 tag. Youll also find sun hats, sandals, jewelry, bags and other accessories. Johnson uses this store to liquidate merchandise from his yearround stores in Collier County. The Sanibel location is in Anchor Point shopping center, just east of Bank of the Islands, phone 472-1683. Its easy to overlook on busy Periwinkle Way, but well worth checking out if you get the chance. If you miss it this time around, the Cricket Shop will return to Sanibel next January. Another island store thats a little off the beaten path is On the Edge boutique, set back in the front corner of The Village Shops. This little store sells mostly bold beaded items such as oversize necklaces, belts and colorful beaded purses and theres also a selection of casual dresses in cotton and rayon, and some locally made earrings and bracelets. Local artist Linda Threet makes the jewelry using sea glass and semi-precious stones fashioned with silver and copper wire. Its pretty and delicate, in contrast to the heavily embellished imported jewelry that features chunky turquoise, coral, black and cream stones, among others. The dresses are affordable and cute appropriate for the beach and casual wear, with asymmetrical hems and lace inserts or embellishments. Check them out at 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-0296. Courtneys, which departed Sanibel last year, has reopened just off-island in the Publix-anchored plaza on Summerlin Road, across from Tanger Factory Outlets. Nothing has changed, just the location, says owner Betty Tonnell. Come and see our beautiful new location, she added. She, her husband Chef Dale Tonell and staff look forward to seeing islanders, and they want everyone to know about their sunset dining specials from 4 to 6 p.m., starting at $11. Happy hour is daily from 4 to 6 p.m. as well, with reduced price drinks and $2 off appetizers. Courtneys address is 20351 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, phone 466-4646. 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 half price on all drinks for ladies and DJ Eric with a turntable full of hits from 9 p.m. to midnight. The Sunday Jazz Brunch features live smooth jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Tuesday, Chris Coile will play s and s hits from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Karaoke is Wednesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. Robby Hutto, guitar and vocals, will entertain on Thursday. George & Wendys is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 3951263. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday Night Dance Party with Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, smooth music with Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith playing classic R&B, dance and disco sounds of the s as well as top contemporary dance music hits; Sunday, Dusk Duo, Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals; Monday, Mike Arnone aka The Jersey Kid, pop pianist and vocalist, performing everything from The Rat Pack to Motown; Tuesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals; Wednesday, Prime Rib and Prime Jazz!; and Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan with the sounds of Broadway, Latin hits and all styles of popular dance music. 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 3954000. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@ aol.com or 395-2299. Some of the bold, statement pieces from the jewelry selection at On the Edge Beaded sandals on sale at The Cricket Shop Black and white swimsuit and sarong from The Cricket Shop Colorful rayon dress has a high-low hem available at On the Edge boutique Jams World tops are heavily discounted at The Cricket Shop Peacock feather motif makes this racerback dress from On the Edge stand out A zebra print slinky top at The Cricket Shop Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.
19B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 March Happenings At Sanibel RecThanks and appreciation are offered to all of the volunteers who gathered early in the morning on March 28 to install mulch on the native plant beds at the Sanibel Recreation Center, located at 3880 SanibelCaptiva Road. Earlier in the month, campers of the Sanibel Rec program experimented with a variety of messy mixtures and potions, as well as some tasty laboratory treats during this years 2013 Spring Break Camp. On each day of camp, junior scientists wore standard issue, individually decorated lab coats and goggles for each event. Sublime Slime was a favorite among grade school inventors as well as edible experiments such as homemade ice cream. Also, March 29 was Fan Appreciation Night at the Everblades hockey game. Swampee visited the Rec Center on March 25 and played games with the Spring Break Scientists. People who purchased tickets by March 22 received a commemorative Sanibel Fit 4 Life Florida Everblades T-shirt as well as an entry into a drawing to ride the Zamboni on the ice at Germain Arena. The winners were John Gavin and Janet Ashby. Spring Break Camp scientists at the Sanibel Recreation Center Swampee visits the Sanibel Rec Center John Gavin and Janet Ashby Volunteer Mulch Project participants on March 28 We make it easy. You make it home. CROW CLASSIC CROW CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT GOLF TOURNAMENT Saturday April 20, 2013 Proceeds Bene t e Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. Sanibel Island Golf Club (formerly Beachview)Includes Continental Breakfast Lunch Silent Auction Begins at 8:30 am Entrance Free $125 Foursome $400 To Register for the Event, or for Information on Sponsorship Please Contact James Robinson at CROW (239)472-3644, ext. 221Tournament Sponsor
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It was pioneering British director of suspense films Alfred Hitchcock who made the following sage observation: The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. If youre an arachnophobe, you probably dont want to know that a tarantula can live for up to two years without eating a single thing. If youre like the average American man with a job, you spend 8 minutes per day cooking. If youre like the average American woman who works, you spend 50 minutes a day preparing meals. There are four times more astrologers than astronomers in the United States. You may not think it significant that in 1921, Earle Dicksons wife had a tendency to injure herself while working in the kitchen. He kept bandaging her wounds with gauze and adhesive tape, but the bandages always seemed to be slipping off. Finally, in exasperation, he put a small piece of gauze in the center of a piece of adhesive tape, which worked beautifully. None of this would have made any difference to us today, except that Dickson was an employee of Johnson & Johnson. He took some samples of his invention into work, where the owner, James Johnson, loved the idea. The Band-Aid went into production shortly thereafter. In the 1979 gubernatorial election in Louisiana, a man named Luther Knox was fed up with the candidates on the ballot. In order to give like-minded Louisianans an option, he ran for the office himself -after legally changing his name to None of the Above. You might be surprised to learn that rock star Elvis Presleys idol was General Douglas MacArthur. The hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes. -Albert Einstein THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY22B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013
23B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Uncommon Friends Pavilion Kick-Off EventThe Uncommon Friends Foundation will add an outdoor pavilion to the premises to accommodate character education and business ethics conferences and corporate, nonprofit events and weddings. The public is invited to participate in a special Ladies and Gentlemans 1920s Style Barbecue as the kick-off to the Uncommon Friends Foundations pavilion capital campaign. The unique event will be held at the Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street in Fort Myers, on Saturday, April 20 at 5 p.m. The barbecue will feature a roast pig with all the trimmings, fried chicken and seafood, and wine and beer. In addition, there will be single barrel, small batch bourbon tasting, Cuban-style cigar rolling with samples, along with 1920s music and dancing. The Uncommon Friends Foundation has a 50-year lease from the City of Fort Myers to manage the Burroughs Home, one of the oldest homes in Fort Myers, dating back to 1901. It was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers elite, including the Edisons, Fords and Firestones. It was one of the first homes of quality built in Fort Myers and is situated in the historic riverfront section of town. It is an elegant two-and-a-half story home with over two acres of stately oak trees, which shade the lawn on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. The pavilion to be built will be an open-air structure constructed on the existing concrete slab known as the former tennis court. The architectural intent is to capture components prevalent within the existing adjacent open-air river pavilion while being complementary to the Burroughs Home. Roll-down fabric panels will be utilized for temporary enclosure for inclement weather. It will accommodate character education and business ethics conferences and corporate, nonprofit events and weddings. The pavilion committee consists of Joseph Cati, Gray Davis, Todd Gates, Randall Henderson, Rose ODell King, Gary Krueger, Ronald Reitz, Arlene Roth, Robert Simpson and Steven R. Whitley. Tickets are available for the event at $150 for singles, $300 for couples and $1,200 for tables of eight. Relaxed, casual dress is suggested for the event. Reservations and additional information may be obtained by contacting Arlene Roth at 337-9503. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among todays youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, call 239-337-9505 or visit www. uncommonfriends,org. The Burroughs Home, located on First Street in Fort Myers Nutmeg Village #106 Shell Island Beach Club #5B 1660 Bunting Lane 569 Lighthouse Way 437 Lake Murex Circle Compass Point #141 1978 Roseate Lane Sanibel Arms West #M7 1521 Wilton Lane East Lake Lane lot Colony Resort #47 2991 Singing Wind Road Pointe Santo #C43 545 Rabbit Road Kings Crown #212 220 Southwinds Drive Seashells of Sanibel #37 Mariner Pointe #1043 Lighthouse Point #332 1120 Olga Avenue 555 Piedmont Road 542 North Yachtsman Drive Beachfront 2 bedrm grossed ~$57K last year & already has ~$46K on the books for 2013, low fees too $699K Opportune time to buy club suite grossing up to $40K on site, resort renovations underway $349.9K 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 3rd floor 2 bedrm with courtyard to gulf view, consistently earns $30K$35K/yr, already $27K this yr $499K Ground-level 2-bedrm condo with wide water views, updated kitchen, remodeled baths, & more $549K David Anderson Realtor Sales Associate Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator, Notary Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate T T THE HE HE S S SANIBEL ANIBEL ANIBELS S SUSAN USAN USAN T T TEAM EAM EAM OFFERS OFFERS OFFERS THE THE THE BEST BEST BEST CUSTOMER CUSTOMER CUSTOMER SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE Looking for Listings Susan Andrews Realtor Broker Owner 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 More info & blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com High oversized parcel with patio dock, wide water views of intersecting canals near Sanibel Marina, in Shell Harbor which has large private beach access with parking $885K Over 1/2 acre near end of a Umbrella Pool Road cul-de-sac in Sanibel Bayous, short walk over Clam Bayou to Bowmans Beach $399K One of the last undeveloped parcels in The Dunes Golf & Tennis Community, peaceful views, backs to natural land, community beach access on East Gulf Dr $299K Tucked away on the back inner circle of Farm Trail in Island Woods, olde-Florida-style community of homes, share pool & tennis, & low fees which include grass cutting $224K Hot Market DAVID J SASS CPAIndividual, Corporation, Estates & Trusts All Federal & State Returns & Accounting ServicesFlorida CPA since 1986239-395-0690
24B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 FGCU Receives Donation Of Trees And Plants From Forest ServiceFlorida Gulf Coast University Tree Campus USA, a program that brings students, faculty, staff, and community members together to promote healthy urban forest management, has received a donation of trees and plants from the Florida Forest Service in celebration of Arbor Day. Clark Ryals, senior forester at Florida Forest Service, an active member of the Tree Campus USA program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), has donated trees and plants for service-learning students to plant around a pond to enrich the natural environment at Housing and Residence Life. The project is a joint effort among Student Government, Housings First Year Residence Experience (FYRE), Colloquium, Campus Naturalists, and Tree Campus USA. Students celebrated Arbor Day as part of their Earth Day celebration, planting the donated trees and plants along the lake adjacent to South Village student housing on April 9. FGCU was recognized in 2012 by the Arbor Day Foundation with a national award for engaging students and campus community members in the care of trees and the natural environment. To earn Tree Campus USA recognition, a school must meet five core standards of tree care and community engagement: 1) Establish a campus tree advisory committee, with community members, students, faculty, and staff representatives; 2) Provide evidence of a campus tree-care plan; 3) Maintain dedicated annual expenditures toward the campus tree-care plan; 4) Celebrate Arbor Day; and 5) Organize a service-learning project aimed at engaging the student body. More information about the Tree Campus USA program is available at www.arborda.org/TreeCampusUSA. For further information, contact Sasha Wohlpart, Ecological Studies, at email@example.com. Ronald McDonald House Charities Offshore Rodeo And Reggae PartyThe inaugural Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party will be making a splash in Southwest Florida the weekend of June 1 and 2. A benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, the fishing tournament launches at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 from Port Sanibel Marina. Anglers will spend the day catching a variety of species and return by 6 p.m. Dinner will be served on site at the Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant. The awards banquet, live music and brunch will be held on Sunday, June at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Spectator and guest tickets are available for both the Saturday and Sunday festivities. The Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party is sure to be a great time for families and anyone interested in fishing, said Jeff Miloff, event organizer. Best of all, it supports families in need at the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida. Registration is $200 per angler prior to May 15, and $250 per angler thereafter. To register, visit www.rmhcswfl.org. For more information, contact Jeff Miloff of Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group at 565-0831. Sponsorship opportunities are available. A special kick-off celebration and Texas Hold em Poker Tournament is planned for Friday, May 17 at The Joint in Cape Harbour, with food, drinks and live reggae music. Ticket information is available at www.rmhcswfl.org. Since 1996, more than 2,000 families from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties, as well as other states and countries, have found a home away from home at Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers while their children are undergoing medical treatment at Golisano Childrens Hospital. Additional thousands are served by the Ronald McDonald Care Mobileand by grants and scholarships awarded to deserving individuals and organizations in the five-county region. Bureau Plans Family Reunion WorkshopThe staff at the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau wants to make your next family reunion as successful as possible. The bureau will host the 2013 Family Reunion Workshop on April 13 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops. The seminar equips local residents with expert ideas for keeping each age group in the family entertained with inventive projects and activities, said Candice Cocco, tourism group sales manager. Topics include: Identify the who, what, where and when for your event; Get tips for planning a reunion on a tight budget; Discover creative activities for guests during your reunion; Speak with experts about reunion planning; and Find out about the best group hotel accommodations and recreational venues. The experts include Candice Cocco, who has conducted dozens of family reunion workshops, and Nancy MacPhee, the bureaus tourism development manager. This 101-style seminar is free to anyone planning a reunion in Lee County; seating is limited to two guests per reunion. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information, contact Cocco at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 338-3500. ENGEL & VLKERSCall Isabella Rasi at 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEACH COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Featuring restaurant & private residences High traffic location on San Carlos Blvd Direct Gulf access$575,000 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com Edison College To Offer Summer Housing ScholarshipsEdison State College is offering housing scholarships for students who wish to live on campus during the summer term of 2013 and who may have a financial need. The priority application deadline is April 19. To receive details on how to apply, visit http://www.edison.edu/financialaid/housingscholarship/. Criteria to receive a scholarship will be determined on a case by case basis, and award amounts can be up to $3,000 for the summer 2013 term only. Individual award amounts are dependent on each students circumstances. For more information, visit www.edison.edu. Lighthouse Commons
25B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 When you deal with your estate plan once every decade or so, its easy to get lost in the vocabulary. This occurred to me the other day during a conversation with a client who was upset that one of her daughters was not listed in her documents as a successor trustee if the client became incapacitated or died. I was befuddled since this very same client told me how irresponsible this particular daughter was. In fact, the client said that she didnt want this daughter to have any control over the clients bank or brokerage accounts. So I first confirmed with her that we were talking about the same person. Well, yes, client answered, I dont want her to control any of my money, at least while Im alive. So why are you upset that she is not going to serve as your trustee? I asked. Because I still want to treat all my children equally! This is where I explain that being a trustee is not an honor, nor does it bestow any more of a beneficial interest on the person acting as trustee. Instead, acting as a trustee is a job. It is laden with a lot of responsibility. Whomever serves as your successor trustee must have the ability to interact with your financial advisor to determine what your asset mix should consist of. In fact, your trustee is held to the prudent investor standard under Florida law. Violating that standard could lead to a lawsuit where the other beneficiaries of the trust recover damages against the trustee. If stocks or bonds need to be sold in order to have cash to pay for in-home nursing care or other convalescent care expenses, your trustee is the one who makes decisions which assets should be sold to do that. If you need to move out of your home for care, then the family member that you have named as your trustee will have to decide whether to continue to have your finances carry the expenses associated with owning the home or whether it would be prudent to sell it. These are not easy decisions. Your trustee will file your tax returns. He or she will interact with your CPA as well as your attorney when deciding legal matters associated with your estate. When you die, your trustee will have a fiduciary duty to your creditors, taxing authorities and the other beneficiaries. If your trustee violates these fiduciary duties, then he or she can be held liable and have to pay an attorney out of their own pocket to defend the claims or to satisfy any judgments if they are deemed to have acted negligently. Just because someone is a trustee does not mean that the amount that they are entitled to as a beneficiary will change. If Suzy is a 25 percent beneficiary of the estate, she does not receive any additional beneficial interest when acting as the trustee. She may get reimbursed for her outof-pocket expenses associated with fulfilling her trustee duties, such as air fare, car rental, hotel expenses, overnight express charges and the like. She will also be entitled to take a trustees fee for her time. The fee that she takes is usually well earned and is taxed as ordinary income much like a CPAs or attorneys fees would be taxed to them as ordinary income. Many family members graciously perform their duties without taking a fee. More often than not, his or her siblings will not appreciate it and expect the child you have selected to act as trustee to do it all for free even though the duties can be enormously burdensome. It is therefore vitally important when naming a trustee that you select someone who will devote the requisite time and attention to these important matters, and will be comfortable interacting with your professionals. Someone who is confident, diligent and detail oriented makes for a fine trustee. They dont necessarily have to have any background in law, accounting or taxes. So long as they know how to interact with your team of professionals, it usually works out fine. As you can see, it really isnt a matter of being fair to one child or another. I would go so far as to say that not only have you not bestowed an honor upon the family member that you select as your trustee, rather you have handed them a job. A big job, at that. So dont worry about being equal. Select the family member who is the most likely to do the job right. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerThe Difference Between Trustee And Beneficiaryby Craig R. 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26B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Insurance Tip Expect Big Premium Increases In Flood Insuranceby Marge MeekFlood insurance may cost some of us thousands instead of hundreds due to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) enacting the flood law that went in last November. The federal government says that the flood program needs to pay for itself, so these increases will be phased in over the next three to four years. Policies will start increasing annually by up to 25 percent. Two areas that will be hit the hardest are older homes and some existing homes when they are sold. Grandfathering homes will no longer be permitted. On Sanibel that means homes built before early 1979 and on Captiva before late 1984. In the past those homes received slightly higher, but subsidized, rates. No longer. There will need to be an elevation certificate and the rate will be determined by the base flood elevation. Ground level homes will see rates skyrocket. Another high impact area is that when you buy an existing home, the flood policy will be rewritten using the current flood map. Those houses that were in the A zone when they were built, but were changed to the V zone in 2008 when our islands were remapped, are going to take substantial increases as the flood building codes for A zone houses are much different than V zones. Watch your flood invoices and talk to your agent about major increases. If you are purchasing a new home, be sure you check out the flood zone and year built before you decide to sign the contract. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. Superior InteriorsWindow Designs With Drama And Pizzazzby Jeanie TinchNothing gives a room more drama and pizzazz than beautifully designed window treatments. Consider your living room. Often times, these rooms boast of some sort of outstanding architectural feature... perhaps a fireplace, soaring ceiling or tall windows. Whatever architectural feature your living room possesses, a beautiful window treatment is a must. The more elaborate the treatment, the more it will add to the overall beauty of your room. And if budget is a consideration, its always better to drape a window generously with a lesser priced fabric then to skimp with a costly one. If a bold decorative statement is called for, perhaps a luxuriously designed swag and jabot treatment designed in a soft flowing silk fabric, or dramatic taffeta would be to your liking. If youd like to subtly frame your windows, then lush side panels mounted on a unique decorative rod would give your windows a very subtle, yet dramatic impact. Not only do custom window treatments add beauty, design and uniqueness to your decorating plan, they are truly crafted for you and your windows alone. No two designs are completely alike, because they will project your personality and style and no one elses! Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. by Bryan HayesThe answer to this question is met with another question. What type of program do you have? There are several different types offered on the market today. There are pros and cons to each program. I will cover two of the more common programs offered and my thoughts on each. Semi-annual preventative maintenance program. This program includes two a/c checks per year. It goes through the system to make sure everything is clean and operating properly. The scope of this program is to identify minor problems prior to them becoming larger problems. The pros of this program are that it is the least expensive of the programs offered. The program by nature will give you a true picture of what type of condition your system is in. There are usually discounts offered when enrolled in this program on additional work. The cons: it is not going to cover repairs as they arise. Air conditioning and heater repair service. This type of program includes the items stated above, but also has some repairs built into the price of the program. This may sound like a good thing at first, but there are some inherent problems with this type of program. Lets start with the pros. As stated, it will cover some repairs. You may stop me there and say but wait, the name implies that it is an a/c repair service-type program, how come all repairs are not covered? The fact of the matter is there is a very long list of things that are not covered. To name a few: electrical lines, refrigerant lines and plumbing lines are not covered. It also excludes repairs due to corrosion, abuse and water issues. It also does not cover humidistat, thermostats, electrical service equipment, circuit breakers or panels. This program is usually two to three times the price as well. The pro side is that some items will be covered. As you can see, there is a bit of a difference in the two programs. I believe that the best choice is the semi-annual program. But thats just me... I guess thats why they make vanilla and chocolate. 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. 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27B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Exactly what is therapeutic horseback riding? How does it work? Someone has suggested it for my child who has cerebral palsy and I am worried that it might be dangerous for her. Please explain. Jannetta R, Cape Coral Jannetta, Therapeutic horseback riding has been widely recognized as a beneficial activity for disabled people for at least the past 20 years. In 1969, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH), a nonprofit group, was founded to promote therapeutic horseback riding. Experts say that from the physical perspective riding is a non weight-bearing activity that forces riders to use both sides of their bodies. For those with walking issues, a horses gait mimics that of a human. The horses motions may stimulate neurons that help enable riders to straighten their own movements. Physical strength improves significantly while riding the horses. Increased muscle tone is one of the benefits of horse therapy that is particularly beneficial for children with CP. Then theres the rhythmic part of riding a horse. The one, two, three, four cadence helps organize a riders coordination and thoughts. The interaction with the horses may also help a students social skills. Riders need to communicate with the horses and they begin to learn the interactive nature of this communication and learn how to extend it to human interaction. Sometimes student riders are allowed to learn groom, care and equip horses, as well as learn about horse breeds, nutrition and gait. These skills may lead a child to develop a life long interest in horses and riding which is very beneficial as it is often more difficult for handicapped children to develop life long interests. Increased self-confidence is often a product of horseback riding therapy. Students need to get beyond any initial fears while mounting these large animals and they need to work hard to stay on the saddle. Its an exhilarating feeling to have a successful horseback ride and a big confidence builder. Any necessary accommodation or assistance is available at therapeutic riding centers. The focus is on safety for the rider, which will bring the success of the experience. At some therapeutic riding centers, family members are also encouraged to ride along side their sibling or child and assist in other chores in caring for the horse. Taking part in these experiences together helps families grow closer and may strengthen emotional bonds. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Graham To Speak At Golden Halo AwardsIn 1997, Earnest Graham was named Floridas Mr. Football and was named a Parade magazine high school All-American. Graham was born in Naples and graduated from Mariner High School in Cape Coral. The Florida High School Athletic Association recognized Graham was one of the 100 Greatest Players of the First 100 Years of Florida high school football. Ranked as one of the best running backs for The University of Florida, the Gator graduate went on to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2003 through 2011. The 7th annual Golden Halo Awards is a signature event of the Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida. This event will be held on Saturday, April 20 at Pelican Preserve Country Club, 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd. in Fort Myers at 6 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the chamber office at 481-1411 or online at www.hischamber.org. The Golden Halo Vision is to Inspire Christian teachers through recognition of excellence. Nominations are broken into three levels: kindergarten to fifth grade, sixth to eighth grade and ninth to 12th grade for Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties. With the 12 finalists in attendance, three winners will be announced and presented with a custom crafted pin donated by the Diamond District. Golden Halo Sponsors are: Diamond Sponsor The Diamond District; Silver Sponsors Northwest Mutual/The Glenn Black Group, Rice Contracting and Naples Daily News; Bronze Sponsors Busey Bank and Ameriprise Financial; and Media Partners NBC-2 and WRXYTV. Loretta Geiger Nancy Finch ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Top Realtors The top producing realtors for the month of March at John Naumann & Associates are Loretta Geiger, top sales associate; and Nancy Finch, top listing associate. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
28B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 The Springs Assisted Living Celebrates First AnniversaryShell Point Retirement Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors in Southwest Florida, opened its third assisted living venture, The Springs, one year ago. New to the Shell Point lifecare tradition, The Springs offers assisted living services to the public on a month-to-month private pay basis. Assisted living services at The Springs are available at an affordable rate while maintaining the high quality care for which Shell Point is well known. By providing assisted living services on a month-tomonth basis, The Springs allows residents a higher degree of flexibility including seasonal and respite stays. When the newest assisted living facility (ALF) at Shell Point officially opened its doors for new residents, Virginia Moore was the first person to move into the facility. On April 11, 2012, Moore moved into her comfortable apartment to enjoy the services and lifestyle offered at Shell Point. I first heard about The Springs construction and renovation plan from good friends of mine that are Shell Point residents, said Moore. I had always dreamed of coming to Shell Point, but never thought it would be possible. On the day that I moved in, I was met by all of the staff welcoming me to my new home; it is something that I will never forget. I was overwhelmed with emotion and was so excited to move in. A year later, I couldnt be happier with my decision to come to The Springs. I love my third floor apartment, which gives me a beautiful view of the fountain. I have met so many nice people and value the very special friendships I have made since moving here. The care is excellent and I really appreciate the daily support I receive, she added. Our entire first year has truly been a year of celebration, said Rita Southern, director of assisted living. The Springs has become a warm and inviting home to more than fifty residents that have chosen to join the Shell Point family, and we are very honored that both the residents and their families trust us and have placed their care in our hands. The location of The Springs at the entrance to Shell Point is less than two miles from the Sanibel Island causeway. This location, plus Shell Points comprehensive resident activities and healthcare services, are just some of the many benefits that residents of the facility enjoy. The Springs comprehensive monthly rate (excluding personal laundry), helps residents and their families plan for the most effective use of their resources. This new assisted living option provides the added security of access to the network of quality health care services provided by the Shell Point healthcare team, when and if those services are needed. The facilitys amenities and services include a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, transportation, dining, 24-hour healthcare staffing and a professional activities leader who coordinates high-quality events and activities, educational and entertainment programs, and opportunities for socialization and personal growth. Representatives of The Springs are available to assist individuals or families through the steps involved in making the transition as smooth and simple as possible. For information about The Springs at Shell Point or to request a brochure, call 454-2077, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shellpoint.org/assistedliving. The Springs The Springs is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community Rita Southern Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 107 Years Old And Still Going Strongby Di SaggauIn 1906, the average life expectancy for women in the United States was around 50. Jennie Truncale was born April 11,1906 and she just celebrated her 107th birthday. The big celebration took place on April 4 during a luncheon meeting of the Continental Womens Club of Fort Myers at Colonial Country Club. Truncale received a huge basket of cards, her own birthday cake, and everyone sang Happy Birthday and wished her many more. She responded by telling her friends, I wish you all health and happiness, and thank you, thank you. Truncale shares a home with her only daughter, Carrie Blair. During World II, Truncale made bullets and was featured on the cover of Woman Power magazine in 1942. She was one of the women who replaced two million men called into the army and navy that year. She continued working for the company Scovill Manufacturing in Waterbury, Connecticut for 38 years. As a result, she is a longstanding member of the Rosie the Riveter Association. Truncale grew up on a farm in Connecticut, the oldest of 10 children. When asked what her secret is to longevity, she told me what she said on her 106th birthday, I dont drink, I dont smoke, I walk the straight line. Carrie Blair and her mother Jennie Truncale
29B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Letter Carrier Food DriveLetter carriers in Lee and Collier counties are gearing up for the 21st annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive. The nations largest singleday food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, will be held on Saturday, May 11. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Summer is coming, school will be out, and the need for food assistance will be greater than ever. Food collected in Lee County will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other agencies; food collected in Collier County will be distributed by Collier Harvest. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. Northerners who are returning home prior to May 11 may drop off their contributions at any Post Office for inclusion in the May 11 food drive. Food may also be left at Uncle Bobs storage areas at 3780 Central Avenue, 4400 Solomon Blvd. or 6600 Industrial Drive in Fort Myers; 1320 River Road in North Fort Myers; or 800 Abrams Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who may not be able to leave food by their mailboxes on May 11. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 11. Contact Debi Mitchell in Lee County at 573-9638; and Jesse Costin in Collier County at 643-4716. Volunteers are also needed to assist with preliminary food sorting on May 11. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007 or Kim Berghs at the United Way at 433-2000 ext. 260. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Lung Association Launches Annual Stairclimb EventThe 2013 Fight For Air Stairclimb has been scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at the High Point Place, 2104 West First Street in Fort Myers, and will be hosted by the Gulfcoast Chapter of the American Lung Association. Last years event raised $45,000 for the battle against lung diseases such as asthma and lung cancer, which is the leading cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. Event organizers hope to up the fundraising effort to $50,000 this year. During stairclimbs, which the American Lung Association (ALA) hosts throughout the country, participants raise money by collecting pledges to ascend the stairway in a high-rise tower. High Point Place, the tallest building between Tampa and Miami, has donated access to one of its towers for the Fight For Air Climb. Climbers ascend the high rises 30 floors and 514 steps. Nearly 250 climbers participated last year, and we anticipate that number to increase substantially this year, said Kurt Goerke, regional director of the ALAs Gulfcoast Chapter. As is the trend nationally, the Fort Myers stairclimb is attracting an increasing level of support and participation from local firefighters. Firefighters don their full gear during the climb, providing a healthy competition between neighboring fire districts while at the same time inspiring non-firefighting participants. A very healthy rivalry has developed among the local fire departments, Goerke said. The firefighters all want to be the fastest up the stairs and generate the most donations. The event and our important cause certainly benefit from their involvement. Teams who have registered for thecontinued on page 31B 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 APRIL 12, 2013 deaRPharmacistNatural Script To Relieve Painby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I live in chronic pain, but no one is sure why. I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen daily, but Im still in pain. Can you recommend any vitamins to help me? MC, Dallas, Texas Im sorry you are going through this. Luckily, your doctor prescribes pain medicine for you; many wont out for fear of addiction. Every day, I receive letters from people feeling helpless (and hopeless) because their physicians are not compassionate enough to prescribe analgesics. Anyway, there are many herbs, spices, teas and supplements for you. First, some background on why pain happens. Your body cranks out substances (called cytokines) in response to an injury which help patch you up. One well-known cytokine is called Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha or TNFa. Dont let the name scare you, it doesnt cause tumors, it actually tries to prevent them by causing cancer cells to commit suicide called apoptosis. So when your body makes TNFa, its your god-given cancer fighter. It also helps fight infection. Problem is, too much causes backlash and you begin to hurt all over. Elevated TNFa levels are associated with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, migraines, type 2 diabetes, heart failure, COPD, Lyme disease, depression, narcolepsy, ankylosing spondylitis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis and dozens more. People with high amounts of TNFa often have a hyper-reactive immune system and are diagnosed with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus and multiple sclerosis. Drugs like Remicade and Enbrel are TNF blockers, but they are thousands of dollars if you pay out of pocket. There are natural TNF blockers. This will interest you: A deficiency of either magnesium or CoQ10 drives up TNFa. Yes, running out of either nutrient contributes to pain and sadly, there are hundreds of medications that rob these nutrients from your body. Refer to my Drug Muggers book for the lists. If I were writing you a script to ease your pain, I would recommend natural TNF blockers. Id pen out the following, but before buying anything, ask your physician if this is reasonable, and what dose is best for you: Magnesium malate 250 mg three times daily Astaxanthin 12mg every morning Ubiquinol (this is activated CoQ10) 200mg at lunch Boswellia 250 to 350mg two or three times daily Slippery Elm lozenges or tea (protects stomach from ibuprofen) In addition, I recommend probiotics, the sort that contain prebiotics as well as organic acids. I suggest you drink green tea (or matcha) every day and eliminate foods that contain refined sugar/corn syrup, MSG, artificial dyes and artificial sweeteners. Id sprinkle turmeric spice on everything. Give this protocol a few weeks and then send me a love note, you should feel better. It should be fine to integrate this while taking your analgesics (hopefully over time, youll need less of that). Ask your doctor whats right 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. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyStereotypes Of Aging In Our Western CultureWe westerners for the most part have difficulty with the aging process. In our culture, we are not taught about aging; therefore, we are unprepared to embrace aging as well as we could. Just look at our television commercials. They try to sell us age-defying wrinkle creams, lotions and serums as well as weight-loss pills and gadgets to tone the tummy and give us six-pack abs. The fashion and celebrity magazines are so youth-oriented they make it seem as if aging never happens. It is something we have to hide. In Japan, silver hair and wrinkles are not looked down upon, and wisdom and service are valued. Will we westerners ever get to that place? Scientists have recently discovered that the adult brain can adapt itself to compensate for damage, such as may occur from a stroke, for instance, by producing new neural networks, a phenomenon known as plasticity. What is even more exciting, researchers have found that the brain, known to suffer from the regular death of cells through aging, also experiences the growth of new cells. Older people can be as mentally competent as their younger counterparts and, often, have greater depth and wisdom from accumulated experience. They can offer compassion, kindness and guidance to those younger in a society that values their contributions. Perhaps you are at acontinued on page 31B Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 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 husbands mother came to live with us because she was no longer able to care for herself and her home after she was widowed. She was getting very forgetful, missed taking her medicines or took them twice and forgot to do many of her responsibilities. We had a dreadful time when she came to live with us. This once very articulate woman was dirty and we had difficulty with her extreme irritability. We did our best to give her the medicines her doctor had ordered and do it on a regular basis as was necessary. We finally found it was just too difficult and we researched the available retirement and nursing homes, and she was able to be admitted. Her condition deteriorated. She would doze in her wheelchair in front of the television all day and I guess would sleep all night. One day while I was there visiting, I saw she had a terrible bedsore, and I told my husband she would have to be moved. Her care in the new residence was outstanding. Under the care of a new physician, almost all of her medications were discontinued and she has made a complete reversal. She is now alert, wants her makeup case, and is no longer irritable. When she came to our house on a recent visit, she wanted to stay. She now wants to go shopping for new clothes, she is no longer incontinent, the bedsore has finally healed and she is becoming the articulate, outgoing, well groomed woman that I knew in earlier years. The staff says her only problem now is that she wants to leave and go home and be with her family. We are very pleased that she has improved but in the interim of time, we have moved to a much smaller house and dont have the room for her. It would appear to us that her condition was the result of being extremely over medicated. What do you suggest we do? Kathleen Dear Kathleen, If assisted living is not the living environment appropriate for your motherin-law and your home is not appropriate consider independent senior housing. This type of living environment is independent living with some support services, such as dining service, that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Residents purchase a monthly meal plan that fits their schedule. Transportation to appointments, shopping and trips are available. Also, other support services may be available for purchase. Independent senior living is for individuals who do not want, or cannot keep up the responsibilities of a home, but do not need assisted living. You can begin your search by looking under apartments in the telephone book Pryce Dear Kathleen, There is little doubt that many people are over medicated. Some people use their prescription drugs, plus over the counter drugs, and then wash them all down with alcohol. The results can be disastrous. People can be misdiagnosed as being mentally impaired when they are just overloaded with drugs. Your mother-in-law may be eligible for some kind of group home. Consult with geriatric services in the area where you live. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
31B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Dr. DaveVaccination Confusionby Dr. Dave HepburnI recall sitting with my mother in a veterinarians waiting room with our RottweilerDoberman-Mike Tyson cross, Petunia. I was busy reading I Am Joes Ovary while Petunia was trying to gnaw through his Hannibal Lecter muzzle in order to better scratch n sniff/maul n ingest the skittish waiting room clients. Suddenly, around the corner wheeled the nurse of my dreams. Hi, my names Kitty. Whats his? Petunia my mother replied, Pet for short. No, I mean your son. Oh, David. Hes going to be a doctor one day. Really? How old is he? . No, the dog. Oh, 3. Is he fixed? Who? replied my mother, a concerned furrow puckering her brow. I see he slobbers quite a bit. Does he do any tricks? Well, he knows a little magic... No, I mean the dog. By the time the interview was over, I was so confused I wasnt sure if I was free of fleas, was house trained or liked my belly rubbed. But we were really stumped by the question, Has he had all his shots? Im not certain how the confusion was finally sorted out, but I do know that to this day I have never had heartworms or distemper (though I once threw a tantrum when Josie and the Pussycats was cancelled). Petunia has never had the mumps or whooping cough. Confusion still reigns in the world of vaccinations. Have you had all your shots? Are you even aware of what they are now? Should you have more? Should you have less? Vaccination has become a victim of its own success. There are those who mistakenly feel that diseases such as polio or diphtheria appear to be eradicated, hence vaccination is no longer necessary. Why must we start filling our kids up with vaccines as soon as they are hatched? But in 1990, after an easing up in measles vaccination, the usual 1,500 cases of measles per year in the U.S. ballooned to 55,000 cases. Hundreds were hospitalized and 132 unvaccinated children died. In addition, every pediatrician, it seems, can recall a horror story involving an unvaccinated infant who contracted pertussis. And so, yes, vaccination remains the cornerstone of public health. A vaccines goal ultimately is to render itself obsolete. To the few fear mongers still left, i.e., those who consider science an inconvenient nuisance or who yap that vaccines are a CIA plot to turn law abiding citizens into Leaf fans, and yet have never had to deal with these diseases... youre welcome. Some examples: Smallpox: Whats that scar on your shoulder, dad? I was shot. Cool! Those of us with the Sea of Tranquility crater stamped on our deltoids are apparently now safe from Smallpox. And because of us, so is everyone else. Smallpox, all but gone. Diphtheria: With only five cases a year in North America, vaccination has all but wiped out this dreaded and dangerous disease. Polio: A once devastating paralyzing illness that claimed FDR amongst its victims, polio is now very close to becoming the next disease that will join smallpox on the eradicated list. Though there have been no wild cases since 1979 in North America, a few pockets, such as a recent outbreak in Haiti, still exist. The amazing polio story of Salk and Sabin has virtually resulted in vaccination victory over a very vicious virus. HiB: Another marvelous vaccination success story since it was introduced in the 1990s as routine immunization. Where HiB meningitis killed five percent and left another 25 percent of its many victims brain damaged, the HiB vaccine is already close to actually making this common form of childhood meningitis a disease of the past. Tetanus: Though there are now only 50 to 100 cases of lockjaw per year, 30 percent of those who contract tetanus will die. A booster (along with diphtheria) every 10 years is recommended for everyone but Petunia. Lockjaw would certainly save on muzzles. 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. Eden Energy MedicineFind Inspiration, Sharpen Memory With Crown Pullby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAMLPart of the 5 Minute Routine includes The Crown Pull, where the sutures in the skull are literally being pulled open with your fingers. In the column on Chronic Headaches, the sutures in our brain were discussed, i.e. those plates in the skull that move with each inhalation and exhalation to create a cranial adjustment that helps to pump the cerebrospinal fluid into the brain providing oxygen and nourishment to the brain. As the skin on the skull becomes tight, the muscles of the head get rigid and tight, or the sutures movement is limited we literally have clogged energy stuck in our heads! So, how do we release this energy that is stuck in our skull? It is released at the top of the head, through the Crown Chakra (the chakras are frequently referenced in yoga). The Crown Chakra provides a gateway to our own inspiration and spirituality, enabling the feeling of connectedness to a higher presence, whatever that presence may be. Consider doing The Crown Pull when refreshing of your thinking ability is needed; you seek inspiration; the head feels full or clogged; your nervous system needs calming; and/or you want to sharpen your memory. Given the stressors of daily life, it is delightful to have a technique at your fingertips, literally, that provide an opportunity to tap into inspiration. I find it extremely helpful to do The Crown Pull right after I have finished Wayne Cook Posture. When working with clients, they frequently tell me that their head is tingling and feels so much more open, after I have done a Crown Pull for them. The technique follows: Step 1. Place the thumbs at the temples with fingertips resting in the middle of the forehead. Step 2. With pressure, slowly pull the fingers apart, stretching the skin on forehead. Step 3. Place the little fingers at the hairline and repeat the stretch (about 1 and a half inches on both sides of the sutures). Step 4. Continue this pattern of stretching the suture line over the top, center and back of the head, then down the back of your neck. Step 5. Press your fingers into the back of the shoulders and hold for 2 breadths. Pull the fingers across the shoulders toward the front of the body. Hold as long as you like and then release. You are done, having creating vibrancy, clarity and fresh energy to your being on all levels. Have fun with your energy! Send me your questions. Next weeks topic is Toxins Be Gone Rub Those Neurolymphatics! If you have a questions for Karen, email her at ksemmelmanenergy@ gmail.com. Learn more at www.semmelmanenergy.com. EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. ISLAND ISLAND PHARMACY PHARMACY(Voted Best Pharmacy on The Island 6 years)CARING FOR YOU AND ABOUT YOUPhone 472-6188 Fax 472-61442330 Palm Ridge Rd. #12, Sanibel From page 29BStairclimbevent are invited to begin training, and practice climbs are scheduled weekly on Saturday mornings beginning this month. The cost to register for the event is $25, and each climber must raise $100. More information and online registration is available at www.FightForAirClimb.org. Sponsor of the local event include Lee Memorial Health System, High Point Place, Lee County Electric Cooperative, Bagel Bagel, Simplified Technologies, Culligan Water, Starbucks, Allyn International, Story Book Realty, McDonalds, Kings Brand, The Morgan House and Sun Harvest Citrus. For more information or to get involved, call 9082685. From page 30BDr. Conniecrossroads, facing retirement or advancing age. At these crossroads, we can either be consumed with fear or excited about entering a new phase of life filled with adventure and new beginnings. Carl Jung warned of being too occupied with the self later in life. Older age and retirement offer us the chance to be of service to others, which in turn, provides the rewards that service to others brings. Our country needs its people, vibrant and contributing at every stage of life. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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Designed with pass-thru from K to FL room and wrap around breakfast bar w/ storage underneath. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed with tools outside back door for grilling or relaxing AM/ PM coffee breaks. 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, kitchen ceiling fan & louvered blinds throughout Purchase completely furnished; including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables, 8 chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & additional folding beach chairs, etc. Call or email for further information or to make offer. Owner 239-472-3403. LMSrealtor@aol.com.RS 3/22 CC TFN MODIFIED MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARKAffordable year-round or seasonal living on beautiful Sanibel Island! $49,000. Fleetwood Prowler Regal with addition, vinyl siding and metal roof-over to create nearly 600 sq ft living space. Large living/dining room, den, kitchen, dinette, bathroom with shower stall, study and bedroom with queen bed. Sleeps 7. Beautifully landscaped, private terrace, lots of storage. Motivated seller. Pictures and details at: http://www. mhvillage.com/Mobile-Homes/MobileHome-For-Sale.php?key=706511 Call 440-427-1573 or email email@example.com.RS 4/12 CC 5/3 COMMERICAL RENTALOFFICE / COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENTPALM COURT CENTER 2424 PALM RIDGE ROAD SANIBEL, Florida HIGHLY VISIBLE GROUND FLOOR SPACE 520 SQUARE FEET MOVE IN CONDITION IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY $750 / MONTH Landlord pays all common maintenance. Call 239-472-6543 or 973-726-3213NS 4/5 CC TFN HOUSE FOR SALEDonax St, Sanibel, SF 4/2 Home for sale. $470,000 OBO, Over 2000 SF, built in 1986. No pool. ML#201302314 Call for details 239-825-2608. NS 3/15 CC TFN FOR SALE BY OWNER3BEDROOM/2BATH POOL HOME IONA/MCGREGOR AREA $169,900 CALL FOR DETAILS 239-565-2155RS 4/12 NC 5/3 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231. RS 1/4 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELBAY FRONT RESIDENCE This spectacular Bay Front home offers Panoramic Views of the Bay, 4 bedrooms + maids quarters, large garage, pool on Bay and UF. $4,200/mo. CANAL-ACROSS FROM BEACH This elevated private home is located right across from the Beach, & offers 2+ car garage, private pool, Boat dockage, & furnished 3 bedrooms/2 baths. Easy access to Causeway. $4,000/mo. 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 4/5 BM TFNSANIBEL DUPLEX1 B/R, 1 bath ($950/mo + elec.) + water 2 B/R, 1 bath ($1,350/mo + elec.) + water Tile oors; modern kitchens; screened porches; fenced side yard; pleasant quiet area; walk to banks, stores & restaurants. Waste & sewer incl. Available March 1st. # 239-395-8774.NS 2/8 CC TFN FOR RENTCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. For information call 239-472-1189.RS 3/15 CC 8/30 CONDO RENTALMastique Gated Community Fort Myers side of Sanibel Causeway 6th oor Gulf View on Mastique Lake Private elevator/ fully furnished 3 Bedroom / 2 baths Screened Lanai, storage area, space for 2 cars, pool, club house, gym, small boating on lake, much more. $1,900. per month 917-224-5229 631-553-2403 NS 4/5 CC TFN Fantastic sunset view Spacious, updated condoGREAT BUY! $599,000 RS 4/5 BM TFN Moran Realty GroupJohn Gee & CompanyNutmeg Village #202 REDUCED !!! 36B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013OPEN HOUSE BEACHVIEW CCMonday, April 15th 10am 2pm 657 Birdie View Pt. Sanibel Beautifully Constructed Custom Built 3 BR/3 BA Pool Home with Of ce Only Steps to the Beach Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RE/MAX of the IslandsRS 4/12 BM 4/12 RENTAL WANTEDWanted! 3 plus bedroom home on Sanibel. Professional couple with island association. Long-term, Off-season is ideal. Contact Dr. Heather at CROW-(386) 214-0194.NS 4/12 CC 4/19 HOUSING WANTEDLocal Family looking for a 3 or 4 bedroom house on Sanibel. Excellent work and rental references. Please call or email with any info. 239-284-2864 or firstname.lastname@example.orgNS 4/12 CC 4/19 HOUSING WANTED
CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON SERVICES OFFERED 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 3/15 CC 5/31 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN FRUIT SHIPPINGGOT MANGOS??We ship Prime Florida mangos from our grove on Pine Island, Fl to YOU or YOUR FRIENDS in the continental US (no ship AZ or CA sorry) Mango harvest and season starts midJune thru August. Please visit www.eatmoremangos.comNS 4/5 CC 4/26 30% Off SALE STORE CLEARANCE!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 3/22 CC TFN FOR SALEFUTONFOR SALE 7 foot long futon with nautical print. Great condition. $100. 239-395-3195 NS 3/29 CC 4/5 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 TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALEPower & hand tools, woodworking equipment, housewares, rugs, books, electronics, Raleigh 10 speed bike, VOX Ampli er, 2005 Chevy Astrovan,etc Saturday, April 13th from 9am to 4pm 647 Rabbit Road, SanibelNS 4/5 CC 4/12 37B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDPAINTING GOATProfessional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Sr Discounts Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919 RS 3/22 CC 4/12 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 email@example.com RS 1/25 BM TFN HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, firstname.lastname@example.org WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMRS 1/4 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472RS 1/4 CC TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556. RS 1/4 BM TFN 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 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or email@example.comRS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDPart-time exible hours on Sanibel. Must have knowledge of wines and be familiar with liquor products. Hospitality experience a plus. Call 472-1682. NS 3/29 BM 4/19 SERVERS ASSISTANT SERVERS LINE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org or ll out applications between 11-2 daily.NS 1/18 NC TFN 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.RS 2/8 CC TFN HELP WANTEDVolunteers needed for Independence Day parade on Sanibel. Help needed prior to and during the parade. Various duties. If you can help out, call Trish Phillips at 2462981 or email email@example.com. NS 2/22 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 CC TFN TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED
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) . . . . . . 472-232938B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013 Pets Of The Week Hello, my name is Karma and I am a 4-year-old spayed female black with black and white speckles terrier mix. You might be wondering what kind of dog I am. Well, Im a true mix, so I can be whatever you want me to be. My one blue eye and one brown eye complete my unique and quirky look. One things for sure... Im cute! I have a lovable personality, I walk well on a leash and love to roll over for belly rubs. Im looking for a best friend. How about you? My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Its Raining Cats & Dogs adoption promotion. My name is Spock and I am a 2-year-old male white and black domestic medium hair. I cant explain why I havent found my forever home. Its simply illogical. After all, Im handsome, personable and very affectionate. I would make a great first mate and I promise life with me would be fascinating! My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Its Raining Cats & Dogs adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Spock ID# 559425 Karma ID# 555638 photos by squaredogphoto.comShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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We make it easy. You make it home. RoyalShellSales.com | RoyalShellRentals.com239.472.0078 | 800.805.0168 Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers/Cape Cora l, Naples, Captiva and Sanibel Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Lake Glen ville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley Come out of your shell and into one of ours. Little Lake Murex 3BD/2BA, Wide Open Lake View Desirable, Quiet, Near Beach Neighborhood Large Lot with Spacious, Heated Pool Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceilings $639,000 MLS 2130386 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Gulf Front Captiva Estate 4 BD/3 BA Steps to 132 ft. Beautiful Gulf Frontage Gorgeous Heated Pool & Spa Direct Access Dockage $3,995,000 MLS 2121356 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Best Priced Beach Home-Sanibel Island 3BD/3.5BA on 2 Levels Panoramic Gulf Views Everywhere! Completely Decorated & Furnished Virtual Tour: www.4809Tradewinds.info $1,690,000 MLS 2130005 Bob Radigan 239.691.6240 Captiva Beach 100 of Beach Frontage Direct Gulf Views Expansive Lot Can be Purchased with Neighboring Lot $2,995,000 MLS 2121109 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sanibel Bayous 3BD/3BA with over 2,200 S.F. Living Area Meticulously Maintained Custom Built Home Beautiful Curb Appeal Cabana off Paved, Screened-In Pool Area $730,000 MLS 2130285 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Bayside Villa 5132 Large 1BD/2BA at South Seas Directly on Bay with Sunrise Views Perfect Island Retreat or Rental Property Steps to Pool, Beach, Shops & More $273,900 MLS 2120952 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Beachview Country Club Sanibel Long Fairway Views 3BD/2BA South Facing Large Private Caged Pool Updated Kitchen with Granite $759,000 MLS 2121107 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Captiva Beach Retreat 3BD/2.5BA Custom Beach Cottage 131 Direct, Pristine Beach Frontage Walk to Village Shopping, Dining & Marina Sunset Views Over Gulf of Mexico $3,450,000 MLS 2121402 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Sandpiper Beach 2BD/2BA with Stunning Water Views Spacious, Updated & Beautifully Furnished Quiet 27 Unit Complex on 13 Acres Resort Amenities $625,000 MLS 2121425 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Captiva Charm Captiva 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms Direct Bay Front Estate Private Dock w/10,000lb Lift Open Pool & Porches Overlooking Bay $3,225,000 MLS 2900722 Jane Weaver & Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249 Gulf Beach Villa 2008 First Floor, 2 Bedroom Direct Beachfront Sunsets Completely Updated Island Casual Pool, Tennis & Convenient Location $649,000 MLS 2130346 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Pine Cove of Sanibel 3BD/2BA with 2,200 S.F. of Living Space Screened In Porch/Pool/Beach Super Large Master Suite Great Amenities & Parking Under Unit $1,250,000 MLS 2120086 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 White Pelican 2BD/2BA with Specacular Gulf Views! Very Low Density, Private, East End Complex Large Pool, Spa and Tennis Courts Den Could Easily Convert to 3rd Bedroom $850,000 MLS 2130311 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Lands End Village 2BD/2BA with Incredible Pine Island Sound Views Resort Style Pool, Spa & Tennis Courts Tile Floors, Granite Counters, Wood Cabinets New Roof, Plumbing, All Windows & Sky Lights $1,215,000 MLS 2121186 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Ultimate Dream Location Architectural Gem Offers Utmost Privacy Protected Bay Locale, Boat Dock & Lift Open Docks, Pool, Hot Tub Wildlife Views, Private Beach $2,650,000 MLS 2801656 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Sundial Beach Resort Sanibel Recently Updated 1 Bedroom, 1-bath Tile Flooring Throughout Beach Front Complex $272,900 MLS 2900975 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 NEW LISTING NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE40B ISLAND SUN APRIL 12, 2013