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APRIL/MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:55 7:58 6:54 7:58 6:53 7:59 6:52 7:59 6:52 8:00 6:51 8:00 6:50 8:01 VOL. 20, NO. 44 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 26, 2013 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Firefighters Provide Patriotic Welcome To The Islandsby Jeff LysiakLooking to arrange a spectacular greeting for Operation Open Arms honorary guests Lance Corporal Christian Brown and Browns mother, Lyn Braden-Reed as they arrived at the Sanibel Causeway last Thursday afternoon, Tim Barrett, training officer for the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District, recalled how the arrangements were made to make a very patriotic and memorable welcome to the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. On March 20, I received a call from Captain John Giddy Up Bunch about the upcoming visit from two combat wounded Marines, recalled Barrett. John is the founder of Operation Open Arms, a non-profit organization helping to provide U.S. service men and women visiting Southwest Florida every conceivable benefit during their two-week combat leave or return from a foreign duty station. Bunch asked the Sanibel firefighters if they could arrange something special for the veterans arrival to the islands. Nothing would give us a greater pleasure then to help honor a wounded serviceman, said Barrett. Members of both the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District and Iona-McGregor Fire Department gathered on Causeway Island A with a pair of ladder trucks. Borrowing a 30-foot American flag from the City of Fort Myers Fire Department, the two companies planned to hang the stars and stripes across the causeway road. But that task may not be as simple as it sounds. According to Barrett, its a rather complicated process: Step 1 Park two 75-foot ladder trucks on each side of the road just past A span Step 2 Rig ropes to the top of each ladder truck continued on page 22 Sanibel Fire & Rescue District and Iona-McGregor Fire Department provide a heros welcome Lance Corporal Christian Brown
2 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Celebration Marks Beginnings And Endingssubmitted by David RohnHard hats, overalls, tuxedoes and evening gowns marked the Captiva Civic Associations final Champagne & Sawdust farewell to its meeting hall. The association also heralded a groundbreaking celebration for the remodeling and expansion of the associations Captiva Community Center. By the time the first guest arrived, the buildings old air conditioner, installed during the centers last major renovation nearly a quarter century ago, was icing up as it struggled to take the heat and humidity out of a muggy 90-degree evening on April 16, when the event took place. Its on its last legs, said Paul Garvey, the associations executive director, but theres no point getting it fixed since this is the last night well need it. Jeff Good, vice president of Benchmark Inc., the general contractors for the project, said demolition of the meeting hall will begin as soon as all of the permits are obtained from Lee County. He added that completion of the project is expected by Christmas. According to Garvey, more than 83 percent of the $800,000 fundraising goal has been achieved. Efforts are continuing to raise $132,250 needed to complete the construction. This project will add nearly 1,200 square feet to the existing 7,400-squarefoot building at 11550 Chapin Lane. Roughly two-thirds of the extra space involves expanding the meeting hall by more than 50 percent. Other aspects of the project include: Re-roofing the entire building. Creating space for a new Captiva history museum and a home for the Captiva Historical Society. Expansion and renovation of the Captiva Memorial Library, which will include a place for parents to read with children and a new librarian work room. Updated and enlarged kitchen and bathroom facilities. A covered veranda at the entrance of the building, plus a courtyard with native shade trees and vegetation. Wind-resistant glass, new heating and cooling systems, and state-of-the-art lighting, audio and video equipment. Installation of an emergency generator to power the entire complex in the aftermath of major storm activity. A new roof and refurbished housing for the resident sheriffs deputy. Garvey noted that about 150 people had recently packed the meeting hall to capacity while attending a film presentation by the Captiva Historical Society. An architects drawing of what the remodeled and expanded Captiva Community Center will look like when the project is finished The invitation to the Captiva Civic Associations Champagne & Sawdust event Members of the Captiva Civic Association Board of Governors will preside over the remodeling and expansion of the associations community center. From left: Sue Sherlock, Cindy Sargent, Jeff Good (Benchmark contractor), Mady Rohn, Rich Stegmann, Shirley Stanton, Sally Rheinfrank, Phill Urion and Jack Cunningham (past president). Not pictured are Mike Frascati and Molly Barbee. Captiva Civic Association members Clare Sawyer and Martin Leimdorfer reminisce at the last social event in the Associations Meeting Hall, which will soon be torn down as part of a major remodeling and expansion project for the Captiva Community Center. Shirley Stanton, a member of the Captiva Civic Association board of governors, dons a hard hat Sherry Isler, administrative assistant to the Captiva Civic Association executive director, gets a hug from her father, Rusty Isler Captiva Civic Association members Jean and Bill Kiser put on the ritz for the celebration
3 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Jack Cunningham (right) hands a shovel to Rich Stegmann so he can break ground for the new center 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 Mike Boris grills hot dogs Jeff Good and Mark Anderson join the last festivities in the Captiva Civic Associations meeting hall Lee County Sheriffs Deputy Ed Waite gets a laugh at Rich Stegmanns pink flamingo headgear That came on the heels of the hall being filled to capacity for an art exhibition by Stella Farwell. Those jam-packed events, he said, underscore the need for expansion. Rich Stegmann, newly elected president of the associations board of governors, said the enlarged facility will enable the association and other community groups to host new and different events on Captiva. He said of the project, Its going to be a bright star for the community although this star is going to be on the ground and not up in the air. It will provide a new home and museum for the historical society, modernize and expand our wonderful library which is so often a lifesaver for a lot of tourists here on vacation. And, it will be simply wonderful having a building that will be able to handle all kinds of new and different events. Stegmann, who was handed a shovel for the groundbreaking by past association president Jack Cunningham, added, Im excited to be involved in this, and Im sure that by next year we will get more members in the association because of this project. Asked if the library would be able to remain open during the demolition and reconstruction of the meeting hall, as well as its remodeling and expansion, Good said, It depends on the amount of disruption they can stand. Much of the work involving the library is expected to take place in September or October when fewer patrons are on Captiva. Many people at the gathering reminisced about the wealth of activities the old meeting hall has hosted art exhibitions, social events, films, the old ABC Celebration fundraising events, lectures, you name it as they sipped champagne and munched on hors doeuvres. Countless friendships on the island have begun at events held in that meeting hall room, which will soon be a memory. But as the evening wore on, nostalgia gave way to eager anticipation over what awaits the island community when the new, updated and enlarged facility is finished.
4 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 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 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily www.threecraftyladies.com Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Notions Quilting Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Scrapbook Papers Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Gifts Shell Crafts Gifts Find us on WE WILL PAY YOUR TOLL!!!Spend $55 and bring us your toll receipt for a full refund! Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com Sanibel Historical Village Summer Hours Begin May 1Sanibel Historical Village and Museum will go to summer hours beginning on Wednesday, May 1. The village will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The village will close on August 3 and reopen with full-time hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on November 6. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village was founded in 1984 with a mission to preserve, protect and share Sanibel history. Its buildings and artifacts tell the story of Sanibel from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. It tells of warriors, adventurers, fishermen, farmers and proprietors. Nine historic buildings including the Sears kit home Shore Haven and its caretakers cottage have been moved from their original island sites and brought to the village. Each building has been restored to its original state, with the exception of Shore Haven and the cottage, which are under renovation. Volunteer docents share the stories of Sanibel with 10,000 visitors per year. The village is the only place around where can you see a mammoth bone, an original Sanibel Lighthouse lens Fresnel Order 3, and the telegraph machine that brought the news to the world that the U.S.S. Maine had been sunk. It is the only place where islanders can step back in time and get a feeling for what it was like to live on Sanibel when it was still a bucolic barrier island with fewer than 100 residents. Docents are on hand to present an overview of the museum and share Sanibel stories. Audio recordings in each building tell the story of Sanibels pioneers and life on the island from the 1880s to the 1940s. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $5 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours. An aerial view of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, taken before Shore Haven and its caretakers cottage were moved to the village photo courtesy of Jim Anderson To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 20136 Neighbors Club Rally For FISHSanibel Neighbors Club (SNC) will be hosting a member rally and food-raiser on Monday, April 29 at Cips Place, in the Forever Green Center, to benefit FISH (Friends in Service Here) of Sanibel, Inc. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and feature extended happy hour drink discounts, appetizers and 10 percent off the dinner menu for members. SNC invites all members and those interested in becoming a member to bring non-perishable, unopened food items to help stock the FISH food pantry, or a cash donation. With many residents heading up north for the summer, this is a great time to empty out cabinets and help fill the food pantry. FISH board member Jerry Edelman will be there to collect the food and display some of his clay artwork. There will also be a raffle to win one of Edelmans pieces. SNCs newest business member and RE/MAX of the Islands agent Chuck Bergstrom will be making a donation to FISH for every listing or sale he makes with a SNC member. For more information on the Sanibel Neighbors Club, log on to www. SanibelNeighborsClub.com or stop by Hillgate Communications in Baileys Center. Cips Place No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m.Creme de Lys Chardonnay 750 ml. $9.99Conquista Malbec 750 ml. $6.99Masciarelli Montepulciano dAbruzzo 750 ml. $9.99J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml. Reg. $16.99 SALE $14.99Jose Cuervo Tequila 1.75 ltr. Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99 Bacardi Rum 1.75 ltr. Reg. $27.99 SALE $25.99 Dewars White Label Scotch 1.75 ltr. REG. $42.99 SALE $39.99 Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $22.99THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Mothers Day Gifts At The Historical VillageThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Village has gifts for Mothers Day at the village gift shop in the 1927 Bailey General Store: one-of-akind miniature Sailors Valentines handcrafted by Texas artisans Jim and Rose Prestigiacomo, and pine needle baskets made by Gisela Damandl originally from Frankfurt, Germany and now residing in Naples. Both of these gift ideas are available in a wide price range and variety, ensuring there is something for every mom. Pine needle baskets are a Native American craft and Damandl is an awardwinning artisan. She now teaches workshops at BIG ARTS and other places. Many of the baskets for sale at the museum feature seashells worked into the design. Sailors valentines come in many forms and have been popular almost as long as men have gone to sea. It used to be believed that lovesick seamen took a collection of shells and an empty compass case or candy box and fashioned this beautiful shell art. By the 1830s, the octagonal shell mosaics were being made by crafters in the British West Indies, mostly in Barbados, and sold to sailors whose ships were in port there. By the 1930s, these special shell creations were called sailors valentines. The museum shop carries various shapes and sizes, as well as small kits for creative types. Beginning Wednesday, May 1, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 18. Museum members are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours. A pottery piece with pine needle accent Pine needle basket Sailors valentine Sailors valentine ENDLESS TRAILS ENDLESS TRAILS FLORIDA HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING FLORIDA HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING Lark Campisano Lark Campisano& Ray Simpson Ray SimpsonTRAIL GUIDES19201 Matt Road Fort Myers, FL 33917 (239) 731-3265 (239) 731-3265or (239) 560-4589 (239) 560-4589
7 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Winners Cash In On Historical Village Auction PrizesWinners of two of the live auction items at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Villages February fundraiser collected their prizes recently. Dottie Miller, a long-time supporter of the museum, won a lunch for four to six people with Sanibels firefighter at Sanibel Fire Station #1. Afterwards, they had a tour of the firehouse with demonstrations and an opportunity to hear some of the firefighters stories. Catherine and Ed Anderson hosted an Alaska seafood dinner for 12 at their home in The Sanctuary. The seafood was flown in by their daughter Stephanie, who is a bush pilot in Homer, Alaska. Servers were locals including Jeanine Bradford, Gail Garlinghouse, Wanda Malone, Gayle Pence, Blair Wyatt and Judy Yenkole. Serving the fresh Alaskan seafood dinner were Gail Garlinghouse, Blair Wyatt, host Catherine Anderson, Wanda Malone, Jeanine Bradford and Judy Yenkole Enjoying a day with the firefighters are Bud and Ginny Albertson, Alan and Adrienne Cross, Dottie Miller, host firefighter/EMT Robert Wilkins (the newest member of the department), Dennie and Barbara Jones, and Ed Miller Islands Night Sponsors NeededThe 20th annual Sam Baileys Islands Night is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The parade around the ballfield begins at 6:15 p.m. and the game starts at 7:05 p.m., with the Fort Myers Miracle hosting the Dunedin Blue Jays. Sponsors are needed to help support local charities. Individual and business sponsorships are available at $100 each. Call 472-1516 to reserve your spot in the parade and make checks payable to Islands Night, Baileys General Store, 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. Sponsorships, concessions and donations from the game last year allowed the Islands Night committee to give $10,730 back to the community. Donations from 2012 were made to The Sanibel School, The Sanibel School Home Economics Program, City of Sanibel Recreation Center sponsorship, 2012 Sanibel high school graduates, Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva, Good Neighbor Fund, Hope Hospice, Sanibel-Captiva Cares, Community Housing & Resources, FISH of Sanibel, Inc., Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Sam Bailey Capital Fund, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, The Community House and Friends Who Care. Free tickets to Islands Night are available at sponsoring businesses and Baileys General Store. Islands Night founder, the late Sam Bailey
8 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members may attend fitness classes held at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, by presenting a coupon. Booklets of 12 coupons can be purchased at the center; cost is $42, or buy three coupons for $10.50. Cash or checks to the City of Sanibel are accepted. Members of the City of Sanibel Recreation Center must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. with Sandi McDougall. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance, core strength and flexibility exercises. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. The 11 a.m. class is being monitored and may be extended beyond Friday, April 19. 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. Tuesday Kayaking April 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. GAMES: Bridge 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 1 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 1 p.m. Thursday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Spring cleaning? Remember the fall Trash and Treasures sale. The center is accepting donations. Please, no clothes, shoes or TVs. Call 472-5743 for details on programs or stop by to register. Committee Meets To Discuss Hurricane Preparedness Lee County can be paradise, but along with the sun and warm weather comes the annual threat of hurricanes. And, according to top forecasters, an aboveaverage 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted. Each year, the FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel, Inc. hurricane committee volunteer team meets with individuals to provide and review important information, evacuation routes, and emergency plans. The team works closely with the City of Sanibel, the Sanibel Police Department and Lee County Emergency Management to ensure island neighbors are as prepared as possible in the event of an emergency. If you have not created your family emergency plan for hurricanes, now is the time to get started. Set aside a closet or an area in your home for items you will need in case disaster strikes, or if you have to evacuate. A hurricanes high winds can cause power outages that last for days, even weeks so stock up on flashlights and batteries. If you or someone you know would like to receive the FISH Hurricane Preparedness Packet, contact Maggie Goldsmith at 472-0404. Packets will be available at the FISH Walk-In Center after May 5. FISH hurricane committee members Helma Reynolds, Sally Ennis, Maggi Feiner and Sharon Thomas Spotlight On CHR: Randy Carsonsubmitted by Sue DenhamIt might seem that everyone knows Randy Carson, one of Sanibels most colorful characters. After service with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, he arrived more than 30 years ago and worked as a licensed mechanic at the Mobil station (now gone) next to Huxters Deli. Apart from a few years away when his wife fell ill, he has lived here ever since. His children attended The Sanibel School and Carson found work at the Shell Station, Baileys Hardware, and Sanibel Screens. He also served as a volunteer firefighter. When Carsons wife died in 1990, CHR was his lifeline. Faced with raising his teenage son and daughter, he needed an affordable home. The answer: a brand new unit on Airport Way, and the family moved there in 1992. One of CHRs most loyal tenants, Carson later lived on Mahogany Way and most continued on page 45 Randy Carson regularly attends the annual Oyster Eating Contest Randy Carson works on replacing window screens, a volunteer activity, at CHRs Mahogany Way location Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel IslandEmail editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Show your colors!This bumper sticker has a green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is in conservation land and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel o back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Suncatchers Dream Traders Tuttles Sea Horse Shop
9 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Zonta Receives Praise From TLCThe long-standing relationship between the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva and the Transitional Living Center (TLC) for women at Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) was noted, with appreciation, in a recent presentation to the club by TLC managing director Rosemary Boisvert. SWFAS, a Fort Myers non-profit organization which prevents and offers treatment for individuals impacted by substance abuse disorders, has been a Zonta partner for the past 12 years. During this time, the campus has expanded from three buildings to 15, and more than 450 women have been served. Boisvert reminded a large audience of Zonta members and guests that complete recovery from hardcore addiction is extremely challenging. The time-tested support system offered by SWFAS, she said, has resulted in a success rate of 60 to 65 percent, far higher than in other, comparable systems. Addiction is almost always associated with other mental health issues, she said, and confronting these problems in our structured, residential setting is the most effective solution. Clients, who range in age from teenagers to senior citizens, often come from a background of abuse and may suffer from depression, anxiety and/or bipolar disorders in addition to their addictions. The drug of choice is no longer alcohol but opiates, Boisvert noted, and those addicted are younger. Ninety percent of them are from Lee County, and 50 percent are homeless when they arrive. When our clients come into the SWFAS system, they have already failed at life on many levels, she said. She explained that the upcoming merger of SWFAS with Lee Mental Health will provide opportunities to meet complex mental health needs; the TLC will continue its mission unchanged. Entrance for new clients at SWFAS is typically through a residential, 14to 42-day detox program. They then move through the system, from residence for up to six months in the halfway house, to outpatient programs and often to supportive housing, also on the SWFAS campus. Over the years, Zonta has met many of the TLCs practical and emotional needs, from furniture and computer equipment for the halfway house to household goods for the apartments in supportive housing. Zonta funds educational aspirations and maintains a regular schedule of visits to the TLC, bringing in experts on a variety of topics to expand the womens social, financial and economic skills as they prepare to re-enter the work force and a regular life. The club also advocates on behalf of SWFAS on mental health issues, particularly funding. The women from the TLC also visit Sanibel on regular occasions, helping with Zonta projects, attending organized beach clean-ups, and enjoying picnic lunches with Zonta members. Programs like this help our clients to feel human again, Boisvert explained. She related the story of one client who learned, on a visit by Zonta members, how to make a simple skirt from a length of cloth. From this small beginning, the woman found the confidence to embark on a lifelong program of sobriety and selfimprovement. The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. League Of Women VotersThe League Of Women Voters Of Lee County Florida will meet Saturday, May 4 from 9:30 a.m. to noon for the presentation Climate Change: Where Are We Now? Registration and networking begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the program at 10 a.m. The keynote speaker is James Beever, principal planner of Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council (SWFRPC). Beever is an expert in natural resources and climate change in Southwest Florida. His responsibilities include implementing the environmental planning review for the SWFRPC. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers (northeast corner of Summerlin Road and College Parkway). Cost is $10 for continental breakfast. Checks to LWVLCF are preferred. Student rates are available. For reservations, call 278-1032 or e-mail lwvlee@ yahoo.com by April 30. Zontian Darla Letourneau (back to camera) asks Rosemary Boisvert to comment on the clubs advocacy efforts Enchanted BALLROOMDance First... 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10 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 INSIDE CITY HALL Work Still Needed On Distressed Property Ordinanceby Anne MitchellPlanning commissions were having second thoughts Tuesday when they reviewed a draft ordinance aimed at giving the City of Sanibel the tools to deal with neglected and distressed properties. How far was too far to go? But at the same time, was the wording definitive enough to not harrass owners who may not maintain their properties as their neighbors might wish. The city council, before sending the ordinance to the commission some months ago, decided not to include vacant lots in the ordinance, but Commissioner Phillip Marks on Tuesday repeated his objection to that approach, saying unkept yards can downgrade a neighborhood, lower property values and cause the spread of weeds and invasives. As resident Claudia Burns put it, One mans mess is another mans treasure. She said while she lives in a jungle of vegetation, across the street there are manicured lawns and very precise landscaping. After a lengthy discussion, the commissioners voted unanimously to send the ordinance back to the drafting board and to review it at a later date, not yet determined. Commissioner Chuck Ketteman said many such concerns were handled by homeowners associations. However, he felt the wording was too vague and seemed to apply to every property on the island, to which Commissioner Tom Krekel agreed. Planning Director Jim Jordan said the goal was to address mostly vacant properties to be able to take action on such issues as pool and hot tub security, safe walkways and decks and damage that could lead to flying projectiles in a storm. The issue arose last year when properties were left vacant due to foreclosure, something City Attorney Ken Cuyler said was now tapering off. Cuyler acknowledged it was the type of ordinance that attorneys dont favor. Its hard to define neglected or distressed, he said, adding that it was in the eye of the beholder. But he welcomed the discussion, saying the commissions questions were those which attorneys would ask. Fred Bondurant, resident, agreed with the eye of the beholder comment. He said some lots in The Dunes back up to sanctuary lands, which we cherish. Yet he hears complaints about yards that look natural like the protected lands. Vice Mayor Doug Congress, who was in the audience, said he would take the comments back to the city council. However, council didnt want to be too far-reaching. He said, Its genesis was the downturn in the economy and several neighbors were suffering. It was much less about safety because I think we have those (laws) in place. It was much more about staying away for how high their lawns should be. Congress believes the ordinance wont be 100 percent right when enacted, but will evolve naturally and can be improved over the years. Financial Assistance Program For Citys Summer Day CampThe Financial Assistance Program is for children of parents who work on Sanibel or Captiva Island or live on Sanibel or Captiva Island. The Summer Day Camp Program at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center runs for 10 weeks. A youth enrolled in first grade through eighth grade can attend summer camp for a minimum of one week or a maximum of 10 weeks. An hour seminar about this program will be held at The Fish House Restaurant, 1523 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, on Tuesday, April 30 beginning at 10 a.m. In the application, the applicants name and address is removed from the application. The application is reviewed by a committee who makes awards based on a fee scale without knowing the identity of the applicant. Awards range from 35 to 80 percent of the program fee. The difference between the amounts awarded and the program fee is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. The awards are based on income of the family, tax returns, income stubs and other financial information. Extraordinary circumstances are considered. The financial assistance program also provides assistance for fun days, holiday camp and the after school program at the Recreation Center. We want to help you; dont be shy. Pass this message and seminar date on to other parents. Dont ignore this opportunity to learn about financial assistance. Your child will be in a safe, fun-filled supervised environment this summer and your mind will be at ease. Most of all, your child will have a wonderful time. Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). 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Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak Director Dons Snorkel Gear To Check Dock Siteby Anne MitchellThe Sanibel Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a conditional use permit and a development permit to allow for the expansion of a boat dock and install a boat lift in the bay beach zone. The applicants, Martin and Crystal Mulder, live at 1824 Woodring Road. James Evans, director of natural resources, donned snorkeling gear on April 18 to examine the bay bottom near the dock. He reported that there were no sea grasses or live bottom where the lift was proposed. Docks and accessories are permitted as a conditional use in the bay beach zone, said Roy Gibson, city planner. The Mulders representative, Butch Jones of SteMic Marine Construction, agreed to the conditions recommended by the planning staff, including no construction when ospreys are actively nesting on an adjacent boat lift. The nest was said to be waist high, which is unusually low for this species. The nesting season generally runs from January through April.
11 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Center 4 Life Farewell Party For McDougallby Jeff LysiakLast Friday afternoon, an informal farewell party was held for Sandi McDougall, senior program administrator for the City of Sanibels Center 4 Life. McDougall recently announced that she and her husband, Paul Schierberl, will be relocating to Fargo, North Dakota in order to be closer to her family. Im going to miss so many things the fitness classes, the potlucks, the group trips, but especially the friendships Ive created here, said McDougall, who joined the city staff in 1997. We created a lot of great memories. During the farewell celebration, McDougall was honored with a PowerPoint presentation of photographs which followed the theme Thanks For The Memories taken during her tenure at the Center 4 Life, a comedic skit, poetry and heartfelt tributes from friends, fellow volunteers and center members. Sandi McDougall, right, receives farewell wishes from Pedro and Gayl Ponce Sandi McDougall and her husband, Paul Schierberl, will soon be relocating to Fargo, North Dakota photos by Jeff Lysiak Everybody attending Fridays farewell party enjoyed cake decorated with the Center 4 Life logo and Thanks For The Memories theme John Brown, donning a red wig and skirt, gets an instant reaction from Sandi McDougall ABWA Sponsoring Grant Scholarship The Sanibel-Captiva Charter Chapter of American Business Womens Association is sponsoring a $1,500 Outright Grant scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund. The Outright Grant Program offers junior level (or higher) college students a small scholarship that helps to offset costs associated with their college tuition, books and fees. The amount awarded for each Outright Grant is $1,500. Outright Grant scholarships awarded are non-renewable. Applicants may receive only one Outright Grant each award year. Applicants can be ABWA members or nonmembers; they must be a female U.S. citizen and have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours. The applicant must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. The applicant must be seeking a baccalaureate degree or higher and must be attending an institution authorized to confer degrees at the baccalaureate level or higher in the United States. Contact Peggy Richardson, education chair, at Peggy@sanibelsand.com or Gayle DeHaan-Garland, chapter president, at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Application must be submitted in good order to be considered by May 10. Our email address is email@example.com 1975-2019 periwinkle way Tahitian Gardens ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Breakfast & Lunch 7am 2:30pm Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.472-5323 NOW OPEN FOR DINNER4:30 to 9 p.m. Mon. thru Sat.
12 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 WOOSTER WOOSTER TV TVSERVING SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA FOR OVER 35 YEARSTelevision Sales and Service Competitive Pricing Free Delivery Fast, Friendly Service2422 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel FL firstname.lastname@example.org www.woostertv.com Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-472-0177 or email@example.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman Services every Sunday 11 a.m. 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes; 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir. Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days call ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys, 472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-gr.5) at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Potluck Supper 1st Wed. of the month 5:30 p.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. DONALD LEE BROWNFriends on island mourn the passing of Don Brown, a respected writer, poet and novelist who passed away on April 12. Don was a true Renaissance man, combining his skill of engineering, architecture and poetry, reaching the apex of acclaim by his peers on Sanibel and his former classmates at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Don graduated in 1951 from MIT with a BA from the School of Architecture. He spent two years serving his country during the Korean War. Following his service tour, he worked for Reynolds Aluminum designing residential and commercial buildings made of aluminum. He was in the forefront of this design program that took off after World War II. Don worked for the company from 1960 to 1990. When he retired, he settled on Sanibel, where he wrote poetry including several books of his poetry. He headed the Poetic Voices column for the Island Sun newspaper for several years, sharing works of poets on island and in Southwest Florida. He was also active in the writers groups on Sanibel. Among other accolades he received was poet laureate of his class at MIT. On many occasions he would be asked to write a poem for his class reunions and would bring them to the writers group for critiquing. Few changes would be made as Don had great skill as a poet. He was known as a man who could say so much with so few words. His wife Eleanor preceded him in death on October 20, 2002. They had no children. A memorial service is planned for November. OBITUARY Read us online at IslandSunNews.com DOMINIC MANARITEA memorial service for Dominic Manarite will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. on the Sanibel Causeway. Look for signs. A lunch reception will follow at the Sanibel Community Churchs Fellowship Hall, with open microphone (see www.sanibelchurch.com). Dress is casual. After a 13-year battle with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer, Dominic Anthony Manarite left this world on April 12, 2013 and crossed over into Heaven. Dominic was best known on Sanibel and Captiva Islands in the s as Captain Dominic of Janice Too Charters at Castaways Marina, and previously as a favorite bartender at Tween Waters Inn. He also worked at Baileys liquor store, The Grog Shop, in recent years after leaving the charter guide business. Dominic leaves behind his wife Jan and their son Mico. He also leaves behind his son Tony and daughters Gina, Carla and Nicole of Springfield, Massachusetts, along with their respective families. He leaves his brother Michael and wife Simone, his sister Addie and her family in Texas, and his sister Toni and her family in Massachusetts. Dominic passed away peacefully in capable hands of the nurses of Hospice House in Fort Myers, Florida. He found great peace in his final months with short, simple prayers with his wife, being read to from books written by those who have had end-of-life experiences, and saying his rosary in private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in Dominics name to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (www.PCRI.org) or send support to the Manarite family. Condolences can be sent to: Jan and Mico Manarite, 411 Airport Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. For people who would like to sign his online guestbook, it can be found at www.horizonfunerals.com. For those who cannot make the memorial service, a DVD recording can be obtained by emailing Jan at JManarite@hotmail.com. MEMORIAL SERVICE Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
13 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Sakes alive, look whos 35! Youve come a long way, baby. Happy birthday to the best daddy, husband and son! Jeff Burns Happy Birthday (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 Mothers Day is coming... Mothers Day is coming... Free gift when you purchase Free gift when you purchase a $50 gift certificate a $50 gift certificate To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 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 Scholarships Open To High School GradsThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is offering two four-year college scholarships. This brings the number of current Optimist Club scholarships to six. Each scholarship is $1,250 per year ($5,000 total). The competition is open to all 2013 graduating seniors in Lee County. Applications are available at most Lee County high schools (see your guidance counselor) and online at www.sancapoptimist.org. For more information, call Stan Howard at 472-0836. Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, June 12,. The scholarship committee plans to make the final selections a few weeks later. Academic records, financial need, extracurricular activities, civic/community service records and references are integral parts of the selection criteria. The application package gives exact procedures. Team Tourism Rally DayThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) invites tourism partners, their employees and families, and the community to attend the 2nd annual Tourism Travel Rally Day at the new river basin in downtown Fort Myers on May 3. The event, which includes free admission and prize giveaways, supports National Travel and Tourism Week. It celebrates tourisms impact on local businesses and the economy and recognizes the importance of travel and hospitality professionals. It is exciting to see the support and enthusiasm shown at the rally by members of our travel industry, said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director. Its important to appreciate and celebrate how the travel industry contributes significantly to local job growth and the economy.continued on page 21
14 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Great Fishing Is Here; Tarpon Being Sightedby Capt. Matt MitchellFishing just keeps getting better and better as our water temperature is now up into the low 80s and right where it should be for this time of year. Live bait fishing for snook, redfish and big trout was all going off this week. Every days fishing also resulted in more and more tarpon sightings. Our tarpon fishing will really get into full swing within the next week or two. Live chumming mangrove islands and pot holes with live shiners really had the fish exploding on baits. Filling the livewell with hundreds of shiners made for easy fishing. Simply pulling into an area and throwing stunned live shiners into the hole quickly let you know if the area was worth fishing. Watching snook, redfish and trout pop these baits right on the surface sure makes for some exciting action. Catch-and-release snook fishing this week was the best I can remember since before the big snook kill of three years ago. Although our big snook of the week was only in the mid 30-inch range, we had several real monsters hooked up that just could not be tamed. Mangrove islands in the mouth of the river and south of Matlacha Pass held some of the bigger fish but almost every mangrove point, oyster bar and dock throughout the sound held good numbers of snook in the 24to mid 30-inch range. Its great to see this fishery coming back strong as these fish are a blast to catch. Redfish action on the higher stages of the tide was also a sure bet. The redfish were also responding well to live shiners and often mixed right in with the snook. Reds up to 31 inches were caught this week, along with the average size fish now in the mid 20-inch range. During low water, sand holes out from oyster bars and deeper mangrove shorelines were a good bet to hook into a redfish. April is always one of our best months for big trout. This proved true this week with some real giants caught. Shallow potholes out on the grass flats and around oyster bars held some of the biggest trout I have seen all year. Several 27and 28-inch monsters were caught while throwing big shiners and pinfish. Lots of trout from 18 to 22 inches could be found on most any clear flat in the twoto four-foot depth range. Spanish mackerel are also thick out along the beaches, along with all the other species that follow them. This is some easy fishing if you just want to bend a rod as they can be caught by either casting through the breaking fish or trolling spoons and small plugs around feeding birds gulfside. Have a big rod ready if youre going to do this as tarpon, sharks and cobia are right around these mackerel schools, too. This week for me will mark the start of tarpon fishing this season. This hands down is my favorite fishing of the year. Im really looking forward to switching it up to chasing tarpon after a long winter. If you have never caught a tarpon, you probably have no idea of what all the hype is about. If you have caught tarpon, your gear is ready and youre ready to get that first fish of the season, too.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol. com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to email@example.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Liz Reinemo of Cape Cod with a 32-inch snook she caught on her first cast of the trip while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT P O WERHEAD S FA C T O RY TRAINED MER CU RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RUI S ER C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Life YBtt Your B ot to m Your Bottom C Ca ll on Pa in t Pr ic es Ca ll o n Pa int Pr ic es Da ve D oa ne 1 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island
15 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Highlights From Earth Day At Ding Darling Fiona Nash from Harvard, Massachusetts meets Bagzilla (Becky Wolff) on Earth Day Refuge volunteer Judy Davis helped Mia Faretra from Brigantine, New Jersey make a plarn bracelet The refuges education center was filled with lots of information about receycling on Earth Day Nate and Esme Dodge from Boston, Massachusetts celebrated Earth Day 2013 at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge photos by Jeff Lysiak Ava Nibbelink from St. Paul, Minnesota paints a butterfly 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
16 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellSanibel-Captiva Rotary inducted their new club officers for 2013-14 at a wonderful and warm reception and dinner at the Captiva Island Yacht Club recently. They wont take on their official duties until July, but during the next couple of months, they will be involved in Rotary training and next years planning and budgeting process. Back as club president is Scot Congress; he had been president 10 years ago and decided it was time to take the gavel back for another round of leading the club. 2013-14 SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club Officers: President Scot Congress, President-Elect Bill Rahe, Vice President Chris DeCosta, Treasurer John Danner, Secretary Chet Sadler, Sergeant-at-Arms Don Russell. Club members are looking forward to learning what Congress will make his priority this year. Past-President John Grey really has set a high standard. He spearheaded a $25,000 donation to the Harlem Heights Community Center in Fort Myers. Now that the center has had their official ribbon-cutting ceremony, club Rotarians are going over this week for breakfast on Friday and will take a tour of facilities. This center will provide a much-needed central location for many already existing programs for the residents of Harlem Heights but will also introduce new programming in arts and culture. Congratulations, John, for showing your dedication to our neighboring community where children and adults need a hand up, not a hand out. I think that it is fair to say that most Rotarians have a pretty good understanding of how to contribute to society and have made a conscious decision to bring their intelligence, energy and some of their financial resources to helping others. Therefore, you would think we had everything covered when it comes to setting a good example for the young people in our lives and mostly we have. However, our guest speaker this week, Dr. Sidney B. Simon, Professor Emeritus, the University of Massachusetts, brought a new slant to this with his topic for the morning: How To Leave A Legacy, More Than Money. Simon is an internationally and nationally recognized authority in the areas of values clarification and values realization, self-esteem and negative criticism. When Simon got to speak, you couldnt help but be impressed by his wonderful rich speaking voice, no doubt developed over many years of teaching and public speaking engagements. He started slowly telling us a few stories in a delivery style that pulled you in and suddenly you felt receptive to listening and warmly receiving the message of his story. This is a shorten version of Sids story about encountering a young child behind him in the Baileys checkout line. A boy tugged on Sids coat and asked this simple question, Youre a grandpa, arent you? Sid, ever mindful of the thought process of children, couldnt help but be inquisitive himself, so he asked this question; how do you know? Is it the cereal box on the belt, is it the type of fruit I have up there? He asked a few other probing questions regarding the reason for the question? Finally, the answer. No, its the prune juice. Simon asked how many of us were grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and on and on. What kind of legacy are we leaving behind for them? What do we teach them? Then, he passed out a handout with a pre-printed six-box grid sheet already on it. Whats this for, we all thought? Now we got six yellow stickies. Sid then wanted us to evaluate these six words and their importance to us personally: environment, social justice, integrity, culture, frugality and wellness. We talked somewhat about what those words meant, such as social justice and how to define it. Does it mean that you show people respect, no matter what their station in life or what religion that they practice? Does it mean you treat everyone equally and support this with both your words and actions? Simon talked about culture encouraging us to introduce our young people to the arts; bring them to the theater, art exhibits and musical concerts. We talked about the environment and spending time with your grandchildren outside, teaching them about their environment and bringing along a bag to pick up trash. If they see you care, they will too. After discussing each of the words for a while, we then had to post the words on our grid in the order of importance to us. After that, we were given 100 points and had to assign a numeric value to each of the words representing their value in our own life. If we understand what is valuable to us beyond money, we can then in turn work on passing these values to the young people in our life. How To Leave A Legacy, More Than Money. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary meets at 7 a.m. for breakfast every Friday at the Beachview Restaurant. Guests are always welcomed. Exception to that is that on Friday, April 26 at 7 a.m. at the Harlem Height Community Center, Fort Myers. If you would like to join us there, e-mail John Grey firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Dr. Sidney B. Simon 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... 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18 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013Highlights From SCCFs Beer In The BushesThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) hosted its 2nd annual Beer in the Bushes on April 20. Pr oceeds supported SCCFs mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Steve Heaton, Daniel Zeugin, Charles Klucka and Gary Killen Sandy Zahorchak, Nathan Riches, Tony Lamantia, Rudy Zahorchak Rachel Mullin, Fred Bondurant and Steve Mullin Phil Howard, Gretchen Spruance and Karen Howard Peter Kendall and Luc Century Mike Marn with Jim and Jackie Burke Mike Kelly, Jim Herring and Lindsey Brink Lynn and Ed Ridlehoover with Clara and Ken Bergstrom Toby Clark and Greg Scherer Volunteers Lisa Newmeyer-Cochrane and Diane Neitzel with SCCFs Wendy Cerdan Carolyn and Victor Dix with new family member Rubita Barb Renneke, Holly Downing and Eric Milbrandt
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20 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013Radakovic, Matthews Tops At Oyster-lympicsby Jeff LysiakA new champion was crowned on Saturday during the 4th annual Oyster Eating Contest renamed the Oyster-lympics as two-time defending champion Lamar Williams was ousted in the first round of the mollusk-munching spectacle held at The Timbers. Instead of determining a winner by the number of oysters eaten, this years event was decided by speed: who could eat a half dozen oysters in the least amount of time. In the end, Steve Radakovic representing Lighthouse Caf was the quickest oyster eater amongst the more than two dozen contestants, earning the 2013 King of the Oyster Eaters crown. In addition, Radakovic who was also airbrushed green from the waist up to look like comic book hero The Hulk Steve Radakovic of Lighthouse Caf is crowned the winner of the 4th annual Oyster-lympics, a fundraiser for The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum held on Saturday at The Timbers photos by Jeff Lysiak Kimball Mathews reacts to winning the first heat of Saturdays Oyster-lympics. Also pictured are celebrity judge Sandy Stilwell and emcee Krista Fogelsong. Emcee Clay Miller, contestant Wayne Woodring, celebrity judges Mick Denham and Bridgit Stone-Budd, and contestant Lamar Williams Lamar Williams during the oyster-shucking competition Heather Harrison from Bank of the Islands won Most Clams Collected. She is pictured with Jim Young and Mark Blust. NBC-2s Krista Fogelsong was co-emcee of the event for the first time Clay Miller from NBC-2 pauses to swallow his portion of oysters Dr. Jose H. Leal from The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum finishes a plate of oysters
21 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 From page 13Team TourismThere will be live music and friendly competitions including a bellmens race, a luggage lug and a make-the-bed-quickly contest. There will be face painting, slime making and magic tricks for the kids. The Cape Coral High School drum line will also perform. Information tables will offer brochures about many of Lee Countys attractions, accommodations, restaurants, transportation and hospitality partners. There will be seating but guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Visitors can also take part in Art Walk and shop and dine downtown. The master of ceremonies will be meteorologist Robert Van Winkle with NBC-2. Officials in the tourism industry participating include Dennis Castleman, U.S. Travel Association vice-president, and Paul Phipps with Visit Florida. City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will also attend. Along with music and activities, the VCB will celebrate its 30th birthday with a culinary masterpiece prepared by Andre Gratesol, master baker with Lush Bakery. Along with the cake, there will be snow cones. To RSVP or register for a tourism race, contact Judi Durant with the VCB at 590-4855 or firstname.lastname@example.org. also took home the trophy for Best Costume. The 2013 Queen of the Oyster Eaters went to Kimball Mathews in a successful defense of her title. Other Oyster-lympics awards went to: Most Clams Collected Heather Harrison from Bank of the Islands Best Team Spirit Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille Fastest Shucker on the Islands Andres Gutierrez The event was emceed by NBC-2 anchors Clay Miller and Krista Fogelsong and co-hosted by Mark Blust and Jim Young. Celebrity judges included Sanibel City Councilman Mick Denham, chamber of commerce marketing director Bridgit Stone-Budd, Captiva business owner Sandy Stilwell, She Sells Sea Shells owner Anne Joffe and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation executive Director Erick Lindblad. Matt Asen entertained the crowd with his oyster-inspired poem Sanibel Pitbull reacts to winning his first round heat of the Oyster-lympics 2013 Team Sponsors and Their AMAZING Oyster-Lympians: Baileys General Store: RICHARD JOHNSON ; The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum: BABS BROWN ; Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill: Cindy Porter ; George & Wendys Seafood Grille: WHITEY ; Gulf Breeze Cottages: ALEC COHN ; The Jacaranda: CHERYL DUFFY ; John Grey Painting: ELIZABETH COOKE ; R.C. Otters Eats: LAMAR WILLIAMS ; Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva: MICHAEL COHN ; Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank: CRAIG HOLSTON ; Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club: DAVE DOLLY; Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club: MARILYN ODEA; Sanibel Grill: ROXY MILLER ; The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market: JOE SCHULTZ ; Traders Caf & Store: HECTOR MARTINEZ; Tween Waters Inn: PAUL MINOUI; The Whelk Hunters: SANIBEL PITBULL. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE 4th ANNUAL OYSTER-LYMPICS A SLURPING SUCCESS! Waterman Broadcastings Masters of Ceremonies: CLAY MILLER & KRISTA FOGELSONG and The North Ft. Myers Academy of the Arts Steel Drum Band. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS: Grand Champion: STEVEN RADAKOVICH, Lighthouse Caf of Sanibel ; Second Place: WAYNE WOODRING, The Law Offices of Janet Strickland ; Third Place: RON CLAYTON, Advanced Disposal ; Female Champion: KIMBALL MATTHEWS, Adventures in Paradise; Second Place: PHYLLIS GIBSON, Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company; Third Place: KAREN TURNER, Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery ; Grand Champion Shucking: ANDRES GUTIERREZ, The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market ; Most Clams Collected: HEATHER HARRISON, Bank of the Islands ; Best Team Spirit: Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grill ; Second Place: Lighthouse Caf of Sanibel ; Best Dressed Male: STEVEN RADAKOVICH, Lighthouse Caf of Sanibel; Best Dressed Female : CHERYL PRANN, Zebra Frozen Yogurt. The Committee ( LEE ALMAS, CLAIR BECKMANN, MARK BLUST, JIM HALL, JOS H. LEAL, JOHN SUAU & JA MES YOUNG) would like to thank: Celebrity Judges: Sandy Stilwell, Stillwell Enterprises, Inc.; Mick Denham, Sanibel City Councilman, Sanibel; Erick Lindblad, Executive Director, Sanibel-Captiva Community Foundation; Anne Joffe, She Sells Sea Shells; Bridget Stone-Budd, Director of Marketing, Sanibel -Captiva Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers: Matt Asen, Peg Bisignani, Mary Jo Bogden, Rodger Bunnell, Mary Burton, Linda Edinbu rg, Roda Gillispie, Barb & Dick Hansen, Walt Hendry, Kristian Colberg, Rob Lisenbee, Connie Mara, Joyce & Ken Matthys, Anne Moeder Sally Jane Moore, Leroy Neitzel, Ron Nixon, Amy Nowacki, Amy OConnor Walker, Marie Peart-Colberg, Kathy Price, Tom Risher, Sue & Tyler Schoenherr, Marianne Sherrier, Janet Strickland, Bev erly Visnsky, Richard Weiss, Freda & Dick Willis, Susan Young, Silvia Zavala, and the staffs at The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and The Bailey-Matthew s Shell Museum. Additional In-Kind Sponsors: The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market Carol Orr Hartman Fine Art Phot ography, Caloosa Tent & Renta l Company, Dan Davies, Rusty Farst, Dave Horton Cartoons, L ily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, Morty The Knife Man, Oyster Bay Wines, Sanibel Shell Crafters, Suncoas t Beverages, Sysco Food Services.
ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201322 Marine Impressed With Outpouring Of Supportby Jeff LysiakIt may be approximately 990 miles from Lance Corporal Christian Browns home in Munford, Tennessee to Captiva, where the combat-wounded United States Marine Corps veteran was staying last weekend as an honorary guest of the Operation Open Arms program. However, according to Brown, the people of the island made him feel like he was home. All of the locals have been really kind to me, especially the school kids, said Brown, referring to the welcoming reception he and his mother, Lyn BradenReed, received upon their arrival to the islands on April 18: students from The Sanibel School greeted his motorcade with a patriotic salute of banners, signs and flags. They made me feel like I was from here, he added. 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. Operation Open Arms arranged for Brown and his mother to spend five days enjoying some R&R on Captiva. On most days of his vacation, the 29-yearold has opted to spend them on the water fishing, his favorite activity thanks to the generosity of several local businesses and individuals. For instance, the pair was lodged at Jensens Twin Palm Resort & Marina, courtesy of the Jensen brothers themselves: Dave, Jimmy and John. The Jensens really opened up their place to me they fed me, clothed me, gave me fishing gear to use, all the tackle and bait I needed, said Brown. Plus, the boats were taken care of, too. I couldnt ask for anything more. Any time Ive tried to pay for something, they say everythings been taken care of. Another surprise awaited Brown when he got to his room. There mustve been 40 pints of Queenies Ice Cream in the freezer! he added with a laugh. And thats good ice cream, too. Shes a really nice lady. Brown also said that he and his mother have received VIP treatment wherever theyve gone on the islands. We went to dinner at the Keylime Bistro. We were standing in line on Friday night, because it was pretty crowded, and these people stood up and gave us their table, he recalled. And the food there was really good, too. Another bonus for the vacation to Southwest Florida for Brown was that he was able to spend time with Nicholas Del Campo, a fellow Marine whom he served with in Afghanistan who lives in West Palm Beach. Del Campo drove over from Floridas east coast in order to spend time with his former platoon mate. While Brown and Del Campo went fishing on Monday with local charter fishing captain Doug Mallon himself a veteran of the marine corps from 1967 to 1969 Braden-Reed was trying her hand at parasailing. She takes care of me full-time, so it was good for her to be able to get away and try something new, said Brown. She needed a break this vacation was good for her, too. During their fishing excursion, Mallon took the veterans around both islands, landing only one keeper-size trout. However, Brown enjoyed seeing a herd of manatees congregate near the shallow waters around the Sanibel Lighthouse. Other highlights of his stay on the islands included the Mullet Marching Parade last Friday evening on Captiva, a flight aboard a Lee County Sheriffs Office helicopter and a fish fry at American Legion Post 123. And, of course, the people that hes met. Everybodys just been so, so kind, Brown addes. On Tuesday, mother and son headed back to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, where Brown faces six more months of physical therapy before he will finally be able to return home to Tennessee. Donations to Operation Open Arms can be made online at www.operationopenarms.org or by mail, payable to Operation Open Arms, PO Box 101, St. James City, FL 33956.. Christian Brown, an Operation Open Arms visiting veteran, and local charter fishing captain Doug Mallon following Mondays fishing excursion around Sanibel and Captiva photo by Jeff Lysiak Founder Of Operation Open Arms Praises Islanders Effortsby Jeff LysiakOn the same day that combat-wounded United States Marine Corps veteran Christian Brown was spending his first full day of vacation on Captiva Island, Operation Open Arms a nationally acclaimed military outreach program based in Southwest Florida was celebrating its eighth anniversary of providing much deserved time off and R&R benefits to active duty U.S. military service people and their families. Capt. John GiddyUp Bunch, founder of Operation Open Arms (OOA), greeted Brown and his mother, Lyn Braden-Reed, at Southwest Florida International Airport on April 18 from their home in Maryland. The pair was scheduled to spend five days on Captiva, with lodging provided by Jensens Twin Palm Resort & Marina. I greeted them at the airport, but I wanted them to enjoy the motorcade out to the islands by themselves, said Bunch, referring to last Thursdays patriotic outpouring of support displayed by the Sanibel and Iona-McGregor Fire Departments which hung a giant American flag between two ladder trucks at the base of the causeway bridge as well as students from The Sanibel School, who lined up along Sanibel-Captiva Road while waving red, white and blue banners, signs and flags. I got a text message from Christians mom she said that she was very, very touched by the kids from the school who did that, added Bunch. Since 2005, OOA has provided more than 2,000 vacations (including 99 weddings) for combat-wounded veterans. It is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded when Bunch, a charter fishing captain, offered to take an army forward scout on leave out for a day of fishing free of charge with these words: This fishing charter is about your service to our country. It will be free of charge. You deserve and have earned a free fishing trip with me. And the rest, as they say, is history. Over the years, OOA has been supported by individuals and businesses on both Sanibel and Captiva every time that Bunch has called upon them to help support a visiting veteran. But head and shoulders above all, Bunch wished to thank the three Jensen brothers: John, Jimmy and Dave. Jensens has been a bigger part of OOA than any other group, said Bunch. Im not sure that you could find three other men that are greater advocates for our troops than the Jensens. Honestly, I cant think of any time that Ive asked for something for our troops that they havent been there for us. Theyre just amazing. Bunch also offered praise for other Sanibel and Captiva businesses, including Jeff Shuff and his staff at Tween Waters Inn, The Green Flash and Sandy Stilwell, for providing $50 gift certificates to her restaurants. And in the end, thanks to the Jensen brothers was reiterated. If they cant do it, theyll find somebody who can, Bunch added Donations to Operation Open Arms can be made online at www.operationopenarms.org or by mail, payable to Operation Open Arms, PO Box 101, St. James City, FL 33956. Capt. John GiddyUp Bunch and his wife JenniferFrom page 1Patriotic Welcome(for raising 30-foot flag) Step 3 Stop traffic Step 4 Raise flag without letting it touch the ground and secure top of flag Step 5 Realize flag needs to go up a lot higher to keep away from big trucks Step 6 Stop traffic (again) Step 7 Secure additional lines to bottom of flag and raise ladders to their maximum height After dozens of supportive honks, cheers, and pictures from cars, trucks and bicycles, we were ready for our honored visitors, said Barrett. Both fire departments lined up by their ladder trucks, snapped to attention, and saluted our guest as he passed. Preceded, of course, by a large contingent of civilian motorcycles, a Lee County Sheriffs Office motorcycle escort, and several fire department and law enforcement vehicles. The experience left Barrett, and all those who witnessed the huge American flag hanging above the entrance to the islands, with a warm and patriotic feeling. It left me with a great sense of honor and pride, he said. Its the least we could do, considering all he has done for our country. We should all be saluting our troops.
Lance Corporal Christian Brown Celebration on the beach at The Mucky Duck on Captiva Lance Corporal Christian Brown, Dave Jensen, Capt. John Giddyup Bunch, Lyn Braden-Reed and Rev. Thomas E. Nyman Summer Mendez, Isle Mendez and Kristian Colberg The Mullet Parade began at Jensens Twin Palm Marina and proceeded down Andy Rosse Lane to The Mucky Duck 23 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013
The students and staff of The Sanibel School lined up outside to welcome Lance Corporal Christian Brown and his mother Lyn Brad en-Reed photo by Jeff Lysiak Charlie Reinhardt, Noah Weigel, Anna Kjoller, Sarah Adler, Haley Keller, Mariah Hendricks and Sarah Heidrick Grace Mitchell and Isabelle Rose photos by Sarah Crooks Caroline Waite and Tabitha Carrigan Michael Junkin, Michael OBrien and Sam Gruss Megan Brown, Callie Connor, Kristen Dunavant, Christina Reim, Lander Peck, Hunter Borman and Alex GossISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201324
John Holik Ben LeJeune Kayla Nette, Livia Von Wowern and Matthew Ciccone Annabel Crater, Beru Pierce and Chiara Corricelli25 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013
Bike Ride Leads To Meeting With Marineby Anne MitchellThrough a remarkable series of coincidences, Claudine Wells had a week to remember, starting with a bike ride on the Sanibel Causeway last Thursday. She saw the American flag being raised and wondered why. It was an awesome stight, this huge beautiful flag being raised, she recalled. The Boston (bombings) had just happened. It really touched me. A police officer at the scene told her the flag was to welcome a wounded soldier who had both legs blown off. I couldnt get him out of my mind, Wells said. She was praying for him as she rode her bike over the bridge back to Fort Myers when she realized she was the only person on the bridge and that all the traffic had stopped. Then came a parade including police cars flying flags, part of a motorcade in which rode Christian Brown, the wounded soldier. Wells was so stunned, she said, she didnt even think to place her hand on her heart. She just smiled as he went by. I wanted to honor him, she said. And she had missed her chance. I prayed all the way home. I said, Lord, if there is a way that I can run into him sometime, I want to tell him thank you. The next day, she learned that Marine Lance Corporal Brown was to attend a fish fry Sunday at the American Legion on Sanibel, organized by well-wishers including Queenie Viglione of Captiva, for whom Wells works as an ice cream delivery driver. Wells attended the fish fry with her husband Larry and three teenage daughters. She said later, We were all honored to meet him. What we noticed about him is that he has such a great positive spirit, no bitterness, no sadness. He was full of life and happiness and jokes. The Wells family was scheduled to move to their new home on Sanibel this week. The Wells family with Marine Lance Corporal Christian Brown. They are, from left: Amber, 17, Jessica 14, Larry, Brytne, 16, and Claudine Christian Brown with a fish he caught during his stay Lyn Braden-Brown and her son, Christian Brown, out for a day of fishing while on vacation in Southwest Florida Christian Brown with two of his catches ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201326 At American Legion Post 123, which held a fish fry for Brown and his mother on Friday evening
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In early 1914, Ford had announced it would pay workers a minimum wage of $5 per eight-hour day, upped from a previous rate of $2.34 for nine hours. On April 30, 1939, the New York Worlds Fair opens in New York City on a 1,200-acre site at Flushing Meadow Park in Queens. Among the new technology exhibited was FM radio, robotics, fluorescent lighting and a crude fax machine. On May 3, 1946, in Tokyo, the International Military Tribunals begins hearing the case against 28 Japanese military and government officials accused of committing war crimes during World War II. The trial ended with 25 of 28 Japanese defendants being found guilty. Of the three other defendants, two had died during the trial, and one was declared insane. On May 5, 1955, the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) becomes a sovereign state when the United States, France and Great Britain end their military occupation, which had begun in 1945. 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29 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Mid-April Sanibel Fishing ReportSubmitted by Elliot SudalWith the water temperature dancing around the 80s and the generally fantastic weather weve been having, many kinds of large underwater creatures have been moving inshore. This last week of fishing has produced a variety of species around Sanibel and Pine Island Sound. You never know what you may pull up when fishing around here, and that adds to the excitement. The majority of my fishing is based around targeting sharks. This is usually done by soaking large live or cut baits on the bottom, held there with a few ounces of weight attached to very large hooks and wire leaders. I personally feel that the absolute best bait is a fresh, legal size Spanish mackerel... still alive, if possible. Over the course of the last week, me and a buddy pulled up 17 sharks, a 30-pound kingfish, many big stingrays and to top it off a nice six-foot tarpon. All of these were caught within a half-mile of shore, which was quite a surprise when we pulled upcontinued on page 35 Ryan Skott and Eliot Sudal with a nurse shark Elliot Sudal with bull shark caught last week In the Baileys Center Open Everyday 11am to 9pm 239.579.0860 ZebraFrozenYogurt.com The comments keep rolling in! ZEBRA FROZEN YOGURT is a HIT!
ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201330 Yacht Club Group Explores The EvergladesIn March, the Environmental Committee of the Captiva Island Yacht Club invited The Everglades Foundation to make a public presentation at the Captiva Island Yacht Club. Members and guests were very impressed by the work being done by The Everglades Foundation. So when The Everglades Foundation extended an invitation to the CIYC to explore the Everglades on air boats with scientists, yacht club members enthusiastically accepted. On April 8, the Captiva Island Yacht Club chartered a bus and made the two and a half hour drive from Captiva to Shark Valley. Fourteen members of the CIYC ventured out into the Everglades aboard two air boats with scientists from The Everglades Foundation. It was an extraordinary experience, remarked Paul McCarthy, chairman of the CIYC Environmental Committee. Our members got an up close and personal view of the Everglades, complete with scientific commentary. All of us left with a commitment to help The Everglades Foundation in its mission to save this amazing eco-system, which is so vital to our quality of life here in Southwest Florida. The next public program of the Environmental Committee of the Captiva Island Yacht Club will be held on Tuesday, November 12. Susan Ervin of The Everglades Foundation CIYC Environmental Committee Airboat rides were taken through the Everglades Alligators were spotted during the excursion great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food Full Bar 239-472-0223 Soup & Sandwich SpecialSoup of the Day w/ New Summer Menu Item PLACEIsland RestaurantLets DoLunch!
31 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Rocco Costanzo, 7, a Sanibel resident, caught his first snook in an east end canal using shrimp as bait. Rocco Costanzo Fish Caught Bo Clayton of Orlando, Florida found a junonia near Compass Point, where he was staying. He found the junonia while battling the surf around 4 p.m. He was very excited about his find. Shell Found Bo Clayton 549 follow us on Thur., 4.25.2013 Wed., 5.1.2013FreshRomaine Bunch 1049 ea. lb.Boars HeadOven Gold Turkey3991299Fetzer VineyardsWineAssorted Flavors, 1.5 LiterMaui Pepper Co.Sunset SalsaAssorted Flavors, 15 oz. save1.00ea. save.50lb.199fresh simplemade JerrysBrown Bag SpecialAny Half Sub, Small Bag of Chips and Medium Soda save.50ea. save2.00 199FreshZucchini or Yellow Squashlb. save.50lb.ea. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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33 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Program On Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital cared for 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 a 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 is on Friday May 3 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. The fee includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore the hospitals hands-on educational facility and become familiar with CROWs efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby turtle soaking Gopher tortoise baby bandaged Baby gopher tortoise Baby box turtle photos courtesy of CROW We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! way s! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always
ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201334 Plant SmartWatch For Wildflowersby Gerri ReavesThink twice before you refer to a field as empty or say theres nothing there. Wildflower lovers know different especially this time of year when even the most common blooms are in greater profusion along roadsides and in fields. If you can safely catch a glimpse of these beauties while at a stop light, enjoy. Or even better, pull over, park the car and yield to the temptation to explore a field on foot. Some wildflowers are easy to see from a distance, such as swathes of yellow tickseed ( Coreopsis leavenworthii), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), and white-petaled Spanish needle (Bidens alba) and delicate oakleaf fleabane ( Erigeron quercifolius). Get a little closer, however, and youll discover flowers and colors too small to perceive from the car. In the field pictured here, for example, are hidden treasures like native star-rush whitetop (Rhynchospora colorata), yellow husk tomato (Physalis pubescens), narrowleaf blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), and pink marsh fleabane (pluchea rosea). Also present are the non-native but Florida friendly red tasselflower (Emilia fosbergii), various bright-yellow members of the pea family and many others. The fact that these wildflowers are unbidden, uncultivated, and uncared for that they simply appear where they can and triumph over bulldozers and pesticides makes them all the more enchanting and deserving of appreciation. Despite habitat loss and other odds against them, they persist in beautifying the landscape and insuring the survival of butterflies, birds and insects. And all for free. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Empty field is a misnomer for this wildflower-laden area along U.S. 41 photos by Gerri Reaves Nature has already landscaped this roadside with Spanish needle, a larval and nectar food for butterflies Tickseed and oakleaf fleabane are visible from the road, narrowleaf blue-eyed grass not JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 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
35 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 From page 29Fishing Reportthe kingfish. The biggest sharks were bull sharks in the seven-foot range and a ninefoot nurse shark. Other than that, it was mostly blacktip sharks up to six feet, small lemon sharks and a sandbar shark. The tarpon was caught on a catfish tail in 20 feet of water off Sanibel. I havent seen many around and wasnt targeting them specifically; it was just one of those fluke things that happens every once and a while. I was using a 500-pound mono leader, which I like for sharks, so its even stranger for them to pick up something that heavy. Many more should be around in a few weeks. Overall, fishing has been great for larger species in the area. Bait is abundant, Spanish mackerel blitzes have been occurring near the lighthouse and all sorts of awesome angling opportunities are available around Sanibel Island. Elliot Sudal with a large barracuda Ryan Skott with a small shark and Elliot Sudal with a Spanish mackerel ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y: Fish Tacos! Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season To OpenThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 44-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf of Mexico state waters at its meeting on April 17 in Tallahassee. State waters are from shore to nine nautical miles in gulf waters. This season will start on June 1 and end on July 14. It is inconsistent with the current proposed federal season. Federal fishery managers recently passed a rule that grants NOAA Fisheries the authority to shorten the federal recreational red snapper season off states that adopt inconsistent red snapper regulations. The current estimate of the recreational red snapper season is 21 days in federal waters off the gulf coast of Florida. While the federal limit for how many pounds of red snapper can be caught has increased, the season length has gotten shorter over the past few years because of more fishing effort and larger fish, according to federal fishery managers. The commission chose to go inconsistent based on reports that the upcoming continued on page 37
ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201336 Free Deck Talks At Tarpon BayDid you know Indians lived on shell mounds here 3,000 to 5,000 years ago or that manatees are relatives of elephants? Tales of the Calusa Indians, information about manatees, sharks, alligators, dolphins and turtles are just a few of the topics discussed at the free deck talks held at Tarpon Bay Explorers. Deck talks run a half hour in length and are given weekdays, Monday through Friday, at 12:45 p.m. Bring a sandwich and relax on the deck with a naturalist. There is shelter from the afternoon sun under the new shade structure. No reservations are required. For more information, call Tarpon Bay Explorers at 472-8900 or visit the website at www.tarponbayexplorers.com. New shade structure over the deck area Naturalist Bill Burch giving a talk on turtles 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" 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 05-03-13COME 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 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: 05/10/13 SUN13Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com
37 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Fishing With A Hero Guidesubmitted by Ralph ClarkLast week, I took my two grandsons, Theo and Cole Kammerer, fishing with Capt. Bryan Dollar. It was an exciting day of catching as we loaded up on very large trout. But that is not the story, nor why we were meant to be there. We were about to leave our fishing spot on North Captiva when Capt. Dollar said, Lets try one more cast. Five minutes later, Capt. Dollar spotted a little girl who jumped off the end of a dock about 50 yards north of us. After about one minute, it was clear she could not swim and was flailing in the water. She started to scream for help and Capt. Dollar sprang in to action. He released the anchor line into the water, yelled at us to hold on, and gunned the boat toward the little girl. She had gone down at least three times when we reached her and Capt. Dollar dove in, pulled her out and took her to shore.` Her parents were two doors away and knew nothing until Capt. Dollar appeared at their door with their crying daughter in his arms. Another 30 seconds and she would have drowned. We were honored to witness a hero in action and a little girl who has a life ahead of her, thanks to Capt. Dollar. Capt. Bryan Dollar Winter Visitors Rose In Februaryby Anne MitchellIn February, the occupancy rate for Lee County hotels and motels including Sanibel and Captiva reached 83.6 percent. Thats a 5.8 percent increase over last February, according to Smith Travel Research, which consults for the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. RevPAR (revenue per average room) increased 11.4 percent during the same periods, from $113.15 to $126.08. In line with those increases, 827,147 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in February, an increase of 8.5 percent compared to February 2012. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 6.5 percent from the same period last year, airport officials said. TripAdvisor recently award Sanibel with a 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Islands award. The awards recognize 100 islands around the world; Sanibel landed in the top 10 favorite island destinations. I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566www.beachfoodies.com Open Daily 8am 9pmAre YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!A market for people who love good food!!!Are YOU a Beach Foodie? Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!Breakfast Lunch Beach Meals Party PlattersCroissants Baguettes Souf e Pastry Artisan Breads & Sandwiches NYC Bakery Pizza 362 Periwinkle Way239-472-6566www.pinocchiosicecream.comGrab & Go Beach Cuisine2012 Best of Islands BEST BEACH FOOD TO GO 2012 Taste of Islands BEST TAKE OUT National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Cream in Gulf Coast America 2011 2012 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Best of the Islands BEST ICE CREAM 2012 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence Talk of the Town for Customer Satisfaction Come See Why Theres Always a Crowd At Pinocchios me ri ca w 20 Ta l k nce a ction A r r r r e e e e Y Y Y Y O O O O U a B e e e e a a a a a a c h F o o h Foo d d d d d i i i i e e e e ? ? ? ? Br ea kf Want a delicious Want a delicious alternative to airport alternative to airport terminal food? terminal food? Order our popular Order our popular GBF Farewell Foodie Box GBF Farewell Foodie Box for your return travel. for your return travel. Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Made Fresh Everyday RIGHT IN OUR STORE from the Finest and Freshest Ingredients.We make it today and serve it tomorrow. It cant get any fresher than that!Ice Creams Gelato Sorbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks Original Italian Ice CreamFrom page 35Red Snapperfederal stock assessment would likely show red snapper populations are doing better than previously thought and reports from anglers that the fishery is improving. For more on the proposal that was given to the commission, visit www. MyFWC.com/Commission. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201338 Birds Eye ViewScorpionsby Mark Bird WestallIn my continuing discussion about what are the most dangerous animals to humans, we will now leave the large, powerful herbivores and carnivores of Africa, India and Southeast Asia, and come to an Order of Arachnid that, though they are much smaller in size, install an equal amount of fear in most humans; the scorpions. While the annual mortality rate for humans caused by scorpions is still relatively low when measured on a per capita basis, the fear they generate is a little bit more justifiable when compared to the subjects of my last two articles. As I reported last week, the two groups of predators in the Old World (big cats and crocodilians), each kill around 800 people a year, but these tiny little creepy-crawlies (scorpions) are responsible for an estimated annual fatality rate of between 800 and 2,000 people per year. And also, once again, just as we have seen before, some of the most dangerous species of scorpions are found in the same part of the world where early hominids got their start. Humans, the intelligent species, seem to carry an awful lot of emotional baggage from their evolutionary past. As we humans slowly spread out and colonized the whole world, we also brought along with us that evolutionary past and the perceptions that come with it. Scorpions are found almost everywhere in the subtropical and tropical regions of the world. In reality, however, out of the 1,752 described species worldwide, only 25 species are known to have venom capable of killing humans; none of them on Sanibel. The scorpions found on the island are from the genus Centruroides. This genus does include species whose sting can be fatal, but generally the injury suffered from a Sanibel scorpion is no greater than that of a wasp sting. Of course, some people are more allergic to these types of stings than others and they should always be careful putting on shoes stored outside on the patio or when cleaning and shaking things like curtains around the house. And it should go without saying that no one should stick their hands under a log or rock or inside a water meter box buried in the ground without first checking the area closely. But other than that, there are a lot more things for us to worry about while living on Sanibel, like trying to turn left onto Periwinkle Way during tourist season! Years ago, when my family was participating in a city-organized night-time survey of alligators in The Dunes subdivision, my young stepson placed his hand on top of a wooden post as we walked from one lake to another. Suddenly, he yelled that something had bit him and his mother and I checked his hand with our flashlights, then shined our lights at the post and there scurrying away was a small oneto two-inch scorpion. At first, there was some concern that, Oh, my God! Hes been stung by a scorpion! What do we do now? But I suggested that there was no real concern and said we should continue on with the survey, only keeping a close eye out for any negative reaction. There wasnt any and he was fine. The next week he was able to tell his friends at school how he was stung by a scorpion and it didnt bother him hardly at all. Basically, scorpions are opportunistic predators of small arthropods and usually only sting a human when accidently trapped in a shoe or pinched against the skin while putting on a shirt. They are generally fairly inactive creatures, being most active at night, and can go for long periods of time without eating, sometimes for as long as six to 12 months. During breeding, the male and female scorpions clasp their front claws together (these claws are not part of their legs, but rather a highly modified part of their mouth structure) and do a courtship dance. After fertilization of the female has occurred, the male makes a fast exit, probably to keep from being cannibalized by the female. Another interesting trait of scorpions is that, like our alligators, the females are very good mothers. Unlike most arachnids, scorpions are ovoviviparous and the young are born one by one after hatching inside the mothers body and the brood is then carried about on the mothers back until the young have gone through, at least, one molt. And although there has not been much research done on scorpions, the age range for these creatures appears to be between four and 25 years. And while we are on the subject, it should be mentioned that there is also a creature found on Sanibel that is quite often mistaken for a scorpion. It is called the whip scorpion, or vinegaroon. This creature is given its name because it looks very much like the creepy-crawly we fear, but if you look closely, you will see that it only has a whip-like tail instead of the sharp stinger. The whip scorpion can be found usually on the ground under logs and rocks and functions very much like the true scorpions feeding on small arthropods. And actually, being a little bit larger than most scorpions, it is another natural way to keep the local palmetto bug population around the house under control. That is, if you havent already killed all the small creatures around your house with pesticides. When it comes to these little creepycrawlies I always like to say, Just because something is ugly and a little scary looking doesnt necessarily mean they have no reason to exist!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. Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e Marine Tradin g Pos t 15600 S an C arlos Blvd, Un i t 170, Ft M y ers ( Bes i de B ig Lots ) C all 437-747 5 A dd iti o n al L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. 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39 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Attention Sanibel-Captiva Gardenerssubmitted by Dr. Phillip MarksThe 66th Master Gardener Lecture Series will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library. The speaker will be Jenny Evans, manager of the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Native Plant Nursery since 2005. Her topic will be Your Garden Matters, a discussion on what you plant and how the actions you take in your yard will have a positive or negative effect on our environment and ecosystem on Sanibel. Evans will discuss the link between plants and wildlife (particularly insects) and will recommend small actions you can take in your own backyard to make a positive change. The SCCF Native Plant Nursery was established over 35 years ago and was the first native plant nursery founded in America. The nursery has established a wide range of sources for their native plants, which are replenished continuously. The nursery also propagates native plants onsite. SCCF plans to establish a demonstration garden at the Bailey Homestead property. As a member of SCCF, you are entitled to a free evaluation of your property and a 10 percent discount on nursery plant material. Delivery of large specimens or large orders of mulch is available. Evans is an articulate and knowledgeable professional who combines a strong scientific background with a wealth of practical knowledge on Sanibels climate and ecology. The PowerPoint digital photography is superb and will add interest to her presentation. Questions are welcome from the audience. The lecture is free and open to the public but seating is limited. The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road. Sanibel resident Wally Mulka recently caught this 27-inch trout using a White Zara Spook lure. Mulka released the trout back into the local waterway. Wally Mulka holding a 27 trout Fish Caught Call Ahead 239472-0303Seating At Breakfast & Lunch RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER362 PERIWINKLE WAY Lighthouse Caf Lighthouse Caf Worlds Best Breakfast Worlds Best Breakfast DAILY FRESH FISH INCLUDING:GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA SERVED...ENJOY FRESH FISH CRUSTED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut-Garlic Crusted, Sweet Potato CrustedTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALADBurgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List!Breakfast & LunchEveryday 7 a.m. 3 p.m.Dinner 5 pm 9 pm Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201340 Award Winners For Fine Crafts ExhibitionBIG ARTS Phillips Gallery hosts the Fine Crafts Exhibition juried visual arts exhibit through April 30. Awards presentation and artists reception was held on April 5 in Phillips Gallery. The exhibits first place winner is Andrew Corke for Bird Bath; Second place is Muffy Clark Gill for Aqua XI; Third place is Phil Krym for Purple Calle #1392. Judges Merit Awards went to Benton Jones and Martha Soshnick. An Honorable Mention was given to Dawn Boesen, Jerry Churchill, Polly Matsumoto and Charles Reina. Eliza Brewster received the Gail Jones Ceramic Award. The juror was Anica Sturdivant, Interim Gallery Director at Florida Gulf Coast University. The exhibits first place winner, Andrew Corke, is a past recipient of the BIG ARTS/Robert Rauschenberg Award, which is part of BIG ARTS Scholarship program. This award is granted to assist Andrew Corke and Jessica Baxter photo by Frank Gumpert Starburst bowl by Benton Jones, made from copper and glass Postcard from Portland by Polly Matsumoto, fiber Purple Calle #1392 by Phil Krym, made from jacaranda wood Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining with Live Entertainment Open for Dinner from 5 p.m. until late Every Night 3111 West Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 Call 239.472.4559 or visit Tradition sOnTheBeach.com Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events Happy Mothers Day Happy Mothers Day Happy Mothers Day Sunday, May 12th Sunday, May 12th Sunday, May 12th Dinner from 4pm Dinner from 4pm Dinner from 4pm Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Live Entertainment Treat Mom to... Treat Mom to... Treat Mom to... Dinner & Dessert Specials Dinner & Dessert Specials Dinner & Dessert Specials Complimentary Rose Complimentary Rose for all Ladies for all Ladies for all Ladies Live Entertainment by Dusk Duo Live Entertainment by Dusk Duo Live Entertainment by Dusk Duo 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music
41 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013with college tuition for students studying visual arts. The project is supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which seeks to further the artists philanthropic and educational interests, and to advance understanding of the legacy of Rauschenbergs life and artwork. Corke graduated Florida Gulf Coast University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2011, he launched Andrew Corke Art, LLC. He has also worked as a studio assistant to Darryl Pottorf, and he has exhibited in several shows in Southwest Florida. BIG ARTS has several scholarship programs that are supported by generous donors. These programs support students pursuing programs in writing, visual arts, music, classical music composition and conducting, dance, theater, and film. To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund to support your passion, and make a difference in the lives of others, contact BIG ARTS at 472-9700. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. For additional information about these exhibits, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Boxed In by Eliza Brewster, ceramic Bird Bath by Andrew Corke, made from recycled bicycle tires Aqua XI by Muffy Clark Gill, fiber icecreamchickwingshotdogs 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 MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
42 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Family Day At BIG ARTSPeople of all ages are invited to a fun afternoon in BIG ARTS Boler Garden on Sunday, May 5. Family Day activities include student vocalists, student art exhibits and light refreshments. The event is free and runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Vocalists Haley Ondrejka, a student at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Hannah Steele from North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts will be performing. Sarah Best, a finalist in the 2012 Young Artists Awards competition, will perform with her sister, Elisabeth. Young Artists Awards is a performing arts education, audition, performance and scholarship program for southwest Florida youth ages eight to 21. BIG ARTS Family Day will feature exhibits in Phillips Gallery with artwork created by Sanibel School and Cypress Lake High School students as well as works from the Art by Kids with Cancer project. The Young Artists Awards program works with the Pediatric Oncology/ Hematology at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida to showcase and auction artwork created by children who are being treated for cancer. Donated art supplies are used in a therapeutic setting for children being treated at the Hospital. Proceeds from the sales will provide assistance to families facing the financial challenges of childhood cancer. Open Doors Exhibit is open May 4 through 20, in Founders Gallery. The Open Doors program provides classes for children with artistic talent and/or financial need. All of the student art will be displayed in Phillips and Founders Galleries May 4 through 20, exhibits are open from 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays. BIG ARTS Family Day Reception Sponsor Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust. Founders Gallery Patron Sponsors Deborah and John La Gorce. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. For event information or to purchase tickets, go to www. BIGARTS.org or call 395-0900. Artwork from the Art by Kids with Cancer project Open Doors instructors Leo and Krista Johnson 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 Ladies Night Saturdays April 27thMarty Stokes & The Captiva Blues BandMay 4thRobby Hutto9pm-Midnight 1/2 Price Drinks for Ladies r d a y LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Thursday, April 25thAnthony WayneFriday, April 26thSlow DealThursday, May 2ndKaraokeFriday, May 3rdThe 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 s f f or or or or L L L L L L L L d d d d ad ad ad ad i i i ie ie ie e s s s s H H H H H H C C H H C N C C C C H H Last OneTil November Iron Chef Winner Sal Velez invites you to try one of his award winning specials and a wood red pizza! THE ITALIAN KITCHEN Fresh SEAFOOD Entr ees Daily Veal, Chicken, Pasta & PizzaFEATURING SANIBELS ORIGINAL WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid on Wine Wednesdays or with any other coupon. Expires 5/03/13 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Serving 7 Days from 4:30 9:30 HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR4:30-7 PM WINE WEDNESDAYS WINE WEDNESDAYS$8 OFF All Bottles $25 and up all Evening
43 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Rush Gallery Opens New ExhibitionA new exhibition of paintings adorns the walls of The Julia and Richard H. Rush Collections Gallery at Edison State College. The exhibition, entitled High Renaissance to Impressionism, features works from the early 1500s to the beginning of the 20th century. Paintings by world-renowned artists Luini, Bassano, Rembrandt, Hoppner, Manet, Renoir and more will be on view. The paintings are on loan from the collection of Julia and Richard H. Rush for the next year. The exhibition gives us a glimpse of 500 years of painting, said Ron Bishop, director of Exhibitions and Collections, Edison State College. We can see how painting has progressed and how it mirrors the changes in society and culture. This is a wonderful opportunity for students in our art history, studio art, and humanities classes to see artwork from so many important artists in person and not solely in the pages of a book. It also provides them with a better understanding of the values of the time periods these pieces reflect, Bishop added. The Julia and Richard H. Rush Collections Gallery is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about the gallery and exhibition, contact Ron Bishop at 489-9314. John Hoppners Portrait of Lady Jane Orde, oil on canvas Youth Orchestra At Cypress LakeThe Southwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will present the final concert of this season on Sunday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at Cypress Lake High School Auditorium. The program features Rimsky-Korsakovs thrilling Capriccio Espagnol, the Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner, Stephanie Van Duijn in the first movement of the Violin Concerto of Mendelssohn and the Southeastern U.S. regional premiere of Rational Exuberance by Wes Flinn. Chamber ensemble performances will include what manager and coach Todd Betz describes as, a crazy cool percussion thing! Come hear the future and support the finest young musicians Lee County has to offer. The Sinfonietta and Chamber Ensembles are under the direction of Nanette Grant, the new Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra is under the direction or Roland Forti, and the Youth Symphony is conducted by Dr. David Cole. The Youth Orchestra program is a group of auditioned students who are trained and rehearse with professional musicians from the Southwest Florida Symphony. For more information, contact the Symphony Box Office at 418-1500 or visit www.swlfso.org. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, available at the door. 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 26 & 27: Gator Moon April 29 & May 2: Captiva Crab Races April 30 & May 1: 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. 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201344 Brightest Horizons Derby To Debut Next Saturdayby Jeff LysiakBringing some of the pomp and pageantry of the legendary Churchill Downs racetrack to Sanibel Island, the 1st annual Brightest Horizons Derby a fundraiser for Brightest Horizons Child Development Center in Fort Myers will be held on Saturday, May 4 at George & Wendys Seafood Grille on Sanibel. Nan Sprague, a volunteer at Brightest Horizons, came up with the idea for staging a Kentucky Derby-themed party in order to raise desperately-needed funds for the nationally-accredited child development program, which has been awarded the Gold Seal of Excellence by the State of Florida. Ive been to the Kentucky Derby in person I used to live in Lexington, said Sprague. Even if you didnt go to The Derby, everybody had parties, which were a lot of fun, so we thought it would be fun to hold a fundraiser that would be like those parties. In addition to watching the 139th Kentucky Derby, dubbed The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports, partygoers will be able to sip mint juleps, show off their most fashionable hats and sing My Old Brightest Horizons Home (to the tune of My Old Kentucky Home). Prizes will be awarded for the Best Derby Hat. You cant place bets, but you can buy tickets to participate in a special horse race well have before the big race, added Sprague. The 1st annual Brightest Horizons Derby will have horses with names picked out by the children from the center. A portion of the proceeds will go to Brightest Horizons. Tickets purchased by patrons attending the event will be placed in a bucket representing each horse. A roll of the dice will move the horses around a designated track and a winner will be determined following the random rolls. Sprague also hopes that the Brightest Horizons Derby winner gets into the spirit of the event and donates a portion of their winnings back to the center. According to executive director Tina Parsons, the state-licensed not-for-profit organization provides an educational program for 170 children, from four weeks old to age 12. Brightest Horizons has a goal of raising $375,000 each year from individuals, organizations, churches and foundations in Lee County and elsewhere. All contributions are tax deductible. We have been supported by the Sanibel and Captiva communities for as long as Brightest Horizons has been around, said Parsons, who noted that the facility was built in 1960. Our dream is to find that million dollar donor. The cost to attend the derby, which includes a gourmet buffet dinner, one drink (beer, wine or a mint julep) and party-related activities, is $75 per person. Space is limited to the first 50 participants; reservations must be made in advance by calling Brightest Horizons Child Development Center at 481-2100 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our motto is break the cycle of poverty through early education, added Parsons. George & Wendys Seafood Grille is located at 2499 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The event begins at 4 p.m. Youngsters from Brightest Horizons Child Development Center in Fort Myers, with executive director Tina Parsons, and the decora ted horses to be entered in the 1st annual Brightest Horizons Derby on May 4 at George & Wendys Seafood Grille Eva Particska reads a book to the three-year-old class at Brightest Horizons Child Development Center photos by Jeff Lysiak
45 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 From page 8Randy Carsonrecently moved to a one-bedroom unit at Riverview. Today, his kids grown and gone, Carson is a grandfather, officially retired and working part-time at Island BBQ. He is a past officer of the American Legion Post 123 and has time for volunteer activities including helping out at FISH of Sanibel and performing odd jobs for CHR. A naturally modest man, he says, Helping at FISH is a way of giving back. When times were tough for me, they were there. Now I do what I can to help them. He also served on the City of Sanibels Parks and Recreation Committee, prior to the construction of the Recreation Center on San-Cap Road. Next week, with his friend Richard McCurry (featured earlier in this series), Carson will embark on planning for the 34th annual Optimist Road Rally, which always takes place on July 4th. Richard and I have been organizing the rally for fifteen years, he commented. He first met McCurry at Island Pizza more than 30 years ago, and the friendship has endured. Carson has served as president of the Optimist Club, and is currently vice president. That takes a lot of my time, he said, indicating that it is enjoyable time, and well spent. Carson acknowledges the value of CHR for working folks. They would have to spend more time and money driving from off island, he said. The way it is, people can live here and be a part of the community. CHR executive director Kelly Collini commented, Its wonderful to have Randy available when we have practical maintenance needs such as re-screening doors and windows that would require costly attention. He is one of our most reliable volunteers and we can always count on him to help out. CHR is a non-profit organization that partners with the City of Sanibel to provide affordable housing for families and individuals who work in and/or serve the community of Sanibel. Today, CHR administers housing for 150 island residents in 11 locations plus 14 limited equity ownership homes throughout Sanibel, thus facilitating local work force for island businesses and ensuring economic diversity in our community. CHR relies on private donations to supplement income received from renters which doesnt always cover the costs of insuring and maintaining their properties. For information, stop by the CHR office at 2401 Library Way or call 472-1189. School PoemOlivia Herman, age 10, granddaughter of islander Steen Metz, wrote this poem following a recent visit to Sanibel. She wrote it for a school assignment and sent her grandparents a copy. Metz lives on Sanibel seven months each year. Sanibels sights make me smile the sunsets me go whoa and now I think I might stay a while Sanibel is quite a show The warmth of the sun feels good on my skin sometimes I start to tan because I like to spend time with my kin any sign of winter is banned the water is cold on my feet I love the salty smell I pick up shells with my hand thats why I came to Sanibel. 472-0305 2761 West Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL LUNCH SERVED 11:30 AM 3:30 PM DAILY Dinner Reservations Major Credit Cards Full Liquor WWW.SANIBELSANDBAR.COM THE $9 LUNCH is HERE! STEP 1. Pick ANY Sandwich or Salad STEP 2. Pick ANY Soft Beverage STEP 3. Pay JUST $9! 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 05/03/13TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARDShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201346 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildJunonia Shells(To the Beach Boys tune California Girls)submitted by Michael and Sharon BuglerThe East Gulf Beach is hip I really dig those shells up there and the Mid Gulf Beach is kinda cool Ive found some shells that are quite rare. The West Gulf beach in sunshine so I also get a tan its the best darn shelling, in the whole wide world so Ive become a Sanibel fan. I wish that I could find a Junonia I wish that I could find a Junonia I wish that I could find a Junonia shell. I walk the beach each morning with my coffee in my hand searching for that most elusive shell here among the tropical sand. The Sanibel stoop developed I must really look a sight but I will find that prize that I am looking for even though I cant stand upright. I wish that I could find a Junonia I wish that I could find a Junonia I wish that I could find a Junonia shell. Then on Bowmans beach one morning I just couldnt believe my eyes for lying there just looking up at me I saw my perfect prize. The Junonia shell Ive been searching for this shelling has been real fun Cause I find that Im quite famous now Got my photo in the Island Sun. Now that I have found a Junonia Now that I have found a Junonia Now that I have found a Junonia shell. Michael Bugler and his wife Sharon are full time Sanibel residents and he is a member of the chorus, where this poem/song was first heard. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week, individual work will be showcased. Monday Night MovieChico & Ritaby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night, April 29 is Chico & Rita, a grown-up animation film that is an unusual treat. The lush, delicate animation depicts a love affair in late40s Havana between Chico, a talented young pianist, and Rita, a beautiful, sultry, talented singer. The two experience success, heartbreak and career setbacks. From the start, the couples effervescent relationship is fraught with hottempered misunderstandings, yet they remain attracted to one another. After a spat, Chico follows Rita to New York, where she is on the road to becoming a star, and then to Paris where both meet up with bad luck and betrayal. The direction by Fernando Trueba along with Javier Mariscals drawings make for a magical film, capturing everything from the ruined elegance of a Havana street to the shafts of sunlight falling through a dusty window. The late Roger Ebert said in his review: The parts I liked most were Havana in its pre-Fidel days of big spenders, New York in the heyday of jazz, Paris when foreign musicians were hot, Vegas in its early golden years. Architecture, neon signs and big classic American cars are all done with brio and abandon. Its entertaining to watch, and I enjoyed the way they slipped in such real-life figures as Dizzy Gillespie beside the fictional leads. The music is terrific. Idania Valdes dubs Ritas sensuous, smoky singing voice, and the film is essentially constructed as a musical. There came a point when the sweep of the romantic story caught me up as much as a narrative film might have, and I wasnt distanced by the animation. After seeing the film, I went online to see if Chico and Rita were inspired by real-life musicians. Non in particular, I learned, but probably a great many in general. The film scored one of the biggest surprises of the 2012 Oscars by winning a nomination for best animation feature. The reason for that is the story and the music along with the animation. The swaying, snake-hipped Latin music from Bebo Valdes, Tito Puente and others reinforces the languid, sensual mood. It celebrates the moment when American jazz legends fell in love with the intoxicating rhythms that Cuban musicians carried with them to the nightclubs of New York. Discussion following the film will be led by Stan and Visnja Gembicki. 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. Sanibel author Sarah Elle Emm will be joining the Middle School Book Club for their discussion of Prismatic, book one from the Harmony Run Series on Saturday, April 27th at ten a.m. at e Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Copies of Prismatic are available for check out at the Sanibel Public Library and the Captiva Memorial Library. Emms novels are also available in local bookshops and online retailers. Young-Adult Fantasy Author Tackles Segregation And Teenage Love Sarah Elle Emm Brings Us e Harmony Run Series Top Ten Books On The Island1 Bubble Moment by Katie Gardenia 2. Night Moves by Randy Wayne White 3. Fatal Decree by Terrell Griffin 4. Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman 5. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 6. Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 7. Gifts from the Sea by Ann Morrow Lindbergh 8. Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 9. Invisible Thread by Laura Schorff 10. Beautiful Ruins by Jess WalterCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. 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Around The Islands With AnneEating Green At The Sanibel Sprout; And Cooking With Green Pans From Baileysby Anne MitchellWhen customers are clamoring for kale salad, something special must be happening in the kitchen. Nikki Roods Sanibel Sprout organic health food store is having a great season with its recently opened juice and smoothie bar and daily gourmet vegan take-out items. She has built a clientele of healthconscious and well-informed islanders and visitors who want fresh, organic food, whether it be in the form of salads, soups, smoothies or wellness shots. Rood said, It has been very gratifying to put the passion and the love into the food and have it come back to us. Last fall, co-owners Rood and her mother Edith Rood, installed state of the art juicing and blending equipment to produce the pure essence of such power-packed fruits and vegetables as kale, wheat grass, broccoli, strawberries and avocados. Rood said the most popular juice has been Emerald Island a mix of cucumber, kale, celery, apple and lemon. Thats what islander Joelene Black likes. She was in the store to pick up a kale salad for lunch on Monday. Blacks husband is noted Italian chef AJ Black of Il Tesoro restaurants on Sanibel and in New York City. The kale salad is wilted by massaging it with sea salt, then adding a creamy chipotle dressing whose main ingredient is avocados flavored with toasted sesame oil and supplemented with hemp and other seeds and grains. I sampled it and found that breaking down the kales fibers by massaging makes it more flavorful and easier to chew. Rood, a trained vegan chef, makes everything from scratch, including some healthy takes on family favorites such as vegan tuna and vegan burgers and makes them just as delicious as they are nutritious. Her dishes are also very filling, she adds. Other popular menu items are Nikkis Raw Vegan Pizza whose crust is made with crushed seeds and meals and nut cheese and topped with a tomato and red pepper sauce and vegetables. Pizza is the Thursday lunch special. A chalkboard shows the specials each day. They include a soup, salad, entre and dessert. Juice bar drinks are half price during Happy Healthy Hour Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. The store also carries organic cotton T-shirts eco-friendly Sprout watches, made by focusing on materials that are easy on the planet, plus a wide selection of dietary supplements, vitamins and snacks. The Sanibel Sprout is at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, phone 472-4499 or log onto www.thesanibelsprout.com. I always find something new and different at Baileys Hardware Store and this week was no different. The store carries The Original Green Pan, a line of healthy ceramic non-stick pans at a surprisingly affordable price. These pans have a Thermolon ceramic coating, which does not use any toxic chemicals or persistent pollutants. The coating is resistant to high temperatures, which means if you overheat your pan, it wont emit toxic fumes. It is cadmiumand lead-free. The line available at Baileys has metal handles which can go from cooktop to oven, which is something I always look for in cookware. The pans are priced from $19.99 for a small skillet up to $49.99 for a wok. I also noted that at the grocery store entrance, Baileys has printed information on the many glutenfree items it carries. This list is 12 pages long and very useful for those who are gluten-intolerant or who follow a gluten-free diet. Baileys General Store is at 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-1516. Il Cielo will host a reception Sunday, April 28, for Florida artists Carmen Lagos and Gustavo Castillo, whose colorful paintings hang in the restaurant. The reception is free and open to the public from 4:40 to 6 p.m. Those who attend will be able to speak with the artists and purchase limited editions of their art. The couple have been painting for 24 years after successful careers as a commercial pilot and architect. Il Cielo is at 1244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-5555. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS George & Wendys Seafood Grille offers music Tuesday through Sunday. Tonight, Friday, there will be live music by rock band Slow Deal; 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. This will be Coiles last performance until next season. Karaoke is Wednesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. George & Wendys is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn this week features: 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 and Tuesday, Mike Arnone aka The Jersey Kid, pop pianist and vocalist, performing everything from The Rat Pack to Motown; Wednesday, Prime Rib and Prime Jazz!; and Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormicks 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 395-4000. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@aol. com or 395-2299. 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. A reception for Carmen Lagos and Gustavo Castillo will be held Sunday at Il Cielo The Original Green Pan a ceramic non-stick line of cookware that does not use toxic chemicals is available at Baileys Hardware Store Hand-made kimono silk eye pillows made with flax and lavender, available at The Sanibel Sprout Sprout eco-friendly wristwatch from a selection at The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout juice bar 47 ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013
SUMMER SPORTS CAMP JUNE 3 THRU AUGUST 2 summer sports camp Nine weeks of sessions for ages 5 to 11 years (5 days per camp) Monday Friday, 8:30am 2:30pm Non-member Rate: $200/week | Member Rate: $160/week (Additional children at 10% off) summer sports camp with golf or tennis upgrade Nine weeks of sessions for ages 5 to 11 years (5 days per camp with 3 upgraded days of professional instruction) Monday Friday, 8:30am 2:30pm Non-member Rate: $290/week | Member Rate $230/week (Additional children at 10% off) junior golf program Nine weeks of sessions for ages 6 to 14 years (3 days per camp) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00am 11:00am Non-member Rate: $115/week | Member Rate: $90/week junior tennis program Nine weeks of sessions for ages 6 to 14 years (3 days per camp) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00am 11:00am Non-member Rate: $115/week | Member Rate: $90/week OPEN TO THE PUBLICSave 10% when you register before May 15, 2013 Call 239.472.3355 for more information and to register. 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel IslandThe Dunes introduces ten weeks of unforgettable, educational and fun-lled summer camp options for children ages 5 to 14 years, beginning June 3rd thru August 2nd. With a schedule of activities and recreation-packed events, The Dunes summer camps include professional instruction in golf and tennis and continue with instruction in soccer, volleyball, hockey, art, theatre, water sports and more. Save up to 20% with member pricing! Only $599 to join as a family social member in 2013. ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201348
NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 44 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 26, 2013 B BSECTIONMonday After The Masters WinnersRecently voted a Top 20 Florida Golf Resort by Cond Nast Traveler, South Seas Island Resort hosted Captivas Monday After The Masters event to benefit the Captiva Community Panel. This years winners were Sanibel resident Bob Rohl, who shot a tournament low 28 on the par 27 executive course, and ninth hole shootout winner Mark Willis of the Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille team. The par-3 golf event on the award-winning nine-hole course was a sunset community celebration that included chances to win a variety of prizes, including five $10,000 holein-one prizes. More than 100 attendees participated in golf, cocktails and a closest to the pin shootout on the ninth hole. South Seas pulled out every stop to make this second annual Monday After The Masters a huge success, said Captiva Community Panel president Mike Mullins. continued on page 10B Mark Willis receives the Captiva Green Jacket from South Seas General Manager Shawn Farrell after winning the Monday After The Masters shootout Rob Rohl, second from right, poses with his group. Rohl was the overall champion after shooting a 28.SCCF Holds Tennis Tournament, Thanks Many Sponsors And DonorsThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) held its 21st annual Tennis Tournament at The Dunes Pavel-Blackwood Tennis Academy on April 6 and 7. SCCF acknowledges Barbara Chappell, Francis Bailey and FineMark National Bank & Trust as lead sponsors, and all of the championship, match, set and game sponsors. continued on page 10BCROW Classic Held At Sanibel Island Golf ClubCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, held its CROW Classic on Saturday, April 20 at Sanibel Island Golf Club. In addition to an 18-hole scramble, 73 golfers had breakfast, lunch, bid on silent auction items and took a chance in the 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from the tournament will be matched by a grant from continued on page 10B First place winners Kris Van Olst, Erny Bonistall, Keith Geiger and Eric Carlson Mark Andrews and April Tzanis in action during the SCCF Tennis Tournament
Mary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup Peaceful Water ViewsExpansive water views from this large 3BR 3BA home. Watch the birds from your screened lanai. Features include 2 master suites and a 3rd bedroom on main living level; private dock on property to name a few. Quiet, small neighborhood, convenient to beaches and shopping.. 1667 Sabal Sands O ered at $469,000 Architectural GemBright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home. Vaulted ceilings in the great room w/decking o all bedrooms and the open kitchen. Close to San Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sun bathing. Only a few homes away from the Dunes club house. 970 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $569,000 Tranquil LifestyleIsland Living! Enjoy a tranquil life style in this beautiful 2BA 2BR, remodeled home with attention to detail everywhere you look! Lots of privacy and the two adjacent lots will convey with this property. Roam the property and pick fresh fruit from your mini orchard outside you door. Enjoy the orange, grapefruit, key lime, meyer lemon, leche nut and papaya at your island retreat home. 9307 Dimmick D r. O ered at $529,000 East End Home w/Private DockSpacious 3/2.5 East End Pool home has gorgeous architecture including dramatic ceilings, open kitchen and great room leading out to the screen enclosed lanai. Enjoy the sounds of the Gulf from the upper level deck. Cross the road to be at the beach or hop in your boat from your 30 of private canal dock. 912 Almas Ct.O ered at $1,249,000 Canal Access in Shell HarborMagni cent East End canal 3BR 2.5BA + o ce home in Shell Harbor; includes a deeded beach access. This home has a upper level master suite along w/ features such as replace; screened pool/ lanai area w/ hot tub; boat dock & lift. 1001 Kings Crown.O ered at $1,159,000 Serene Living in Gumbo LimboSpacious pool home in Gumbo Limbo holds many surprises from the vaulted ceilings to the beautiful wrap around screened lanai. Walk through your choice of french doors out to the jetted spa o your master bedroom. This 3BR 4BA home has a large workshop and 3 car garage. 9459 Begonia O ered at $669,000 BondurantRealtyGroup.com JOHN R WOOD ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INC Fred Bondurant Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 239-839-3633 UNDER CONTRACT2B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013
Anna Turner Anna Turner Client Care Director Client Care Director 239-671-5839 239-671-5839 UNDER CONTRACTGround Level Home Wide Lake ViewsGround level 2BR/2BA pool home with spectacular lake & golf course views. Features include hard surface counters, views from teh Kitchen, Family Rm, Living Rm, Master Bedroom & Lanai. Enjoy Dunes community living. 1481 Sand CastleO ered at $595,000 Panoramic Golf ViewsSweeping golf course and lake views from this fully furnished Dunes duplex. Home features include a glass slider enclosed porch w/ vaulted ceilings both in the great room and on the lanai; remodeled kitchen cabinetry and hard surface countertops; nicely landscaped. Extra storage space. 1639 Sand CastleO ered at $399,000 Open & Bright Dunes DuplexOpen & Bright, this 3/2.5 duplex home is peaceful with wooded views from the lanai. With high vaulted ceilings & Master Bedroom on the main living level, this home wont last long. Close to bike path, hiking trail and a short distance to Bailey Beach. 966 Greenwood Ct.O ered at $349,000 Private & QuietElevated 3BR/2BA home with vaulted ceilings, living room, dining room and kitchen; great value on the west end of Sanibel, near Dinkins Bayou. Oversized lot in neighborhood which o ers a community boat ramp. 6069 Henderson Rd O ered at $395,000 Dunes Golf ViewsDarling duplex with panoramic views of dunes 18th fairway. This 3/2.5 Has expanded deck & porch and extended master bedroom on main living level. This home will not last long! 1613 Sand CastleO ered at $399,000 Duplex with Lake ViewsSerene views of Horseshoe lake from this immaculate 2BR/2BA duplex. The kitchen has granite counters and a nicely appointed glass enclosed lanai. Enjoy the peaceful outdoors from the large exterior deck. 1415 Sandpiper Cir. O ered At $339,000 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIESCommercial Causeway1177 Causeway Blvd. The rst commercial location upon entering Sanibel. O ered For Sale or Lease. Commercial LeaseSanibel Promenade, 695 Tarpon Bay Road. High tra c location across from Post O ce. O ce Condo For Lease Negotiable Sweeping Golf & Lake ViewsLovely 3BR 3 BA pool home in the Dunes Golf & Tennis Community. Walk out onto your lanai and enjoy panoramic views of the golf course and lake. Fully Furnished. Turn Key. 1031 Sand Castle Rd.O ered at $690,000 SOLD3344 Twin LakesSerene views of the lake in Murex Lakes community. Walk into this well built home to an open great room with views from the bay window and the glass sliders throughout. This 3 BR 2 BA pool home has plenty of outdoor living space as well.O ered at $549,000 SOLDMary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup SOLD UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT3B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013
4B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Business & Individual Taxes Bookkeeping Small Business a x es i nes s The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, J2, Sanibel The Islands Full Service CPA FirmPersonal Service With Affordable Fees Call 239.472.1323 Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Alva : Gated beautiful o ld Florida home on 3.13 ac. on Caloosahatchee River, 6 bed / 5.5 bath, free form pool and spa. Majestic Riverfront Estate Cape Coral : Best location! Building lot on Dolphin Drive. Build your dream home or use existing home (3 bed / 2 bath). $ 799,000 Riverfront Lot Luxury Miami Style Home Cape Coral: This beautiful home has 3,595 living sq. ft., 4 bed / 4 bath and is located at Caloosahatchee River. Thomas Hopf Broker Isabella Rasi Realtor $ 1,150,000 $ 1,925,000 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/sanibel Chamber Holds Annual Meeting, Presents Awardsby Jeff LysiakThe Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on April 16 at Tween Waters Inn, taking time to recognize their successes over the past year, passing the torch to a new chamber chair and handing out awards to a number of volunteers, business members and the Citizen of the Year. Outgoing chamber chair Michael Miller welcomed more than 160 members and guests to the meeting, which lasted about one hour. Chamber president Ric Base offered a presentation of the previous years accomplishments, which included a 98 percent retention rate of members. During his report, Base noted that the chambers visitor center welcomed approximately 190,000 visitors during 2012 while fielding more than 12,000 phone calls. In addition, Sanibel and Captiva was ranked #1 on TripAdvisors website. The chambers own website generated over one million referrals to members. Everybodys doing a great job getting the word out there, from the London Times to the Island Sun, Base said. During fiscal year 2012, the chamber generated more than $784,000 in income while producing some $741,000 in expenses, leaving a total of $43,339 in reserves. He told members that during the coming year, the parking lot at the chamber visitor center will be paved. Base also thanked the volunteers who work at the visitor center, who contributed more than 3,000 volunteer hours during 2012. All of the volunteers attending the chamber meeting were asked to stand up, and were warmly applauded for their efforts. He also handed out Bridgit Stone-Budd, Chris Heidrick and Blanaid Colley at the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce annual meeting at Tween Waters Inn on April 16 Maureen Tesoro of BIG ARTS with Tom and Donna Puma of Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream Anne Liese, 10-year chamber volunteer, with chamber president Ric Base Outgoing chamber chair Michael Miller with newly-elected chair Chris Heidrick
5B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Real estate blog & more info at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Island Beach Club #310F 2 bedrm w/gulf view & years of rental income $474K Double-wide Dimmick Dr lot bordering conservation land & on private road $199.9K Lot at 1847 Farm Trail on back inner circle of Island Woods w/this pool & tennis $224K Single-family home lot in community w/golf/tennis & beach access $299K Over 1/2 acre in Shell Harbor overlooking wide intersecting canals $885K Sundial #I-101, remodeled lower-level corner suite with super income $349.9K Sandalfoot #5C1, beachfront 2-bedroom walk-out grossing $56+K/yr $699K Large near-this-beach lot on Umbrella Pool Rd in Sanibel Bayous $399K Loggerhead Cay #353, 3rd floor 2 bedrm w/income & courtyard to gulf view $499K Mariner Pointe #631, updated ground-floor 2 bedrm w/this bay view & boating $549K Loggerhead Cay #202, 2nd floor end-unit 2 bedrm steps to this beach $599.9K Loggerhead Cay #223, 3rd floor 2 bedrm w/gulf view & excellent income $599.9K a 10-year volunteer award to Anne Liese and a five-year volunteer award to Lisa Williams. Miller then introduced Chris Heidrick, who was elected to serve as chamber chair for 2013-14. I am very fortunate to be accepting this role while the chamber is so incredibly strong, said Heidrick. As much as wed like to believe that our great businesses are the main attraction that draws so many visitors to Sanibel and Captiva, we know that is not true. Our sanctuary island environment is the single most important reason our community is continually recognized as one of the most attractive vacation destinations in the world. Heidrick also introduced the 2013-14 chamber board of directors, including Mark Anderson, Benchmark General Contractors; Doug Babcock, Tween Waters Inn; Mark Blust, Timbers Restaurant; Blanaid Colley, Hillgate Communications; Chris Davison, Island Inn; Dru Anne Doyle, Times of the Islands; Lee Ellen Harder, BIG ARTS; Barb Harrington, RLR Investments; Ken Kouril, The Sanctuary Golf Club; Michael Miller, Michael P. Miller, CPA, PL; Robert Monk, Murty & Monk, PA; Chris Pendleton, Edison & Ford Winter Estates; Fran Peters, Island Vacations of Sanibel & Captiva, Inc.; Donna Puma, Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream; Jeff Shuff, Tween Waters Inn; and Sonja Smith Suitor, Condominium Association of Sanibel, Inc. Whether it is the clean waters, the beaches, the wildlife, the shells, the nature preserves or the harmony with nature, we all recognize that the environment is the most important factor in the success of any business on Sanibel or Captiva, said Heidrick. In other words, having business interests and having environmental interests are not mutually exclusive. In fact, on Sanibel and Captiva, they are one in the same. Miller and Heidrick took turns handing out a number of awards, including: Sue Rosica Gray Volunteer of the Year Melissa Congress New Business of the Year Cips Place Businessperson of the Year Paul McCarthy Citizen of the Year John Schubert Following the meeting, a cocktail reception was held at The Old Captiva House. The future for our chamber looks incredibly bright, and I am looking forward to a very successful and exciting year, added Heidrick. Paul McCarthy, Businessperson of the Year award-winner, with Chris Heidrick John Schubert, Citizen of the Year awardwinner, with Michael Miller photos by Jeff Lysiak Alison Dry of Cips Place, New Business of the Year awardwinner, with Michael Miller photo by Jessica Reimer/Hillgate Communications Melissa Congress, Sue Rosica Gray Volunteer of the Year award-winner, with Chris Heidrick
6B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 CPR/AED Course At Rec CenterThe American Red Cross Community CPR/AED course will be held Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will hold an adult, infant, child CPR/AED certification, valid for two years. The cost of the course is $70 for members and $87.50 for non-members and includes all materials. Skills acquired in this course cannot be applied to a lifeguarding certification as this course certifies participants in rescue skills for lay responders, not professional rescuers. For more information, call 472-0345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Visit the website at www.mysanibel.com. Schneider To Speak At LuncheonLynn Schneider, APR, CPRC, assistant vice president of marketing and communications for Shell Point Retirement Community, will present The Psychographic Stages of Adult and Senior Living at the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce Business Lunch to be held at the Sundial Beach Resort and Spa on Sanibel on Tuesday, May 14 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Schneiders presentation will review the various life stages adults and senior adults go through as they age, beginning at the age of 18. These psychographic stages explore the potential changes adults may experience in personality, attitudes and interests as they age and define the life choices they may make based upon these stages. This topic also addresses the milestones so notably experienced by Baby Boomers as they have reached retirement in the 21st Century. Schneider is one of 23 industry experts listed in the 2013-2014 Speakers Bureau provided as a community service by Shell Point. Across the country, the senior adult population is the fastest growing segment of this society. With this unprecedented growth comes significant challenges, as well as exciting opportunities. Lynn Schneider 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... To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com
1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395For More Information on These and All Island Listings Visit our Website www.jnarealestate.com SUNDIAL SPECIALG-201Gulf Views From Your Lanai! Nicely Appointed 2 Bed/2 Bath. Sleeps 8. Updated Kitchen. Offered for $449,000. Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272. Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 SOUTH SEAS RESORTBAYSIDE VILLAS1 bedroom/2 bath Corner Unit. Turn Key interior package & appointments. $41,000. Gross income for 2012. Offered for $299,900. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. 1102 TALLOW TREE CT (GULF COTTAGES), SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORTGulf Front Ideal Island Retreat. 3576 sq. ft. 5 bedroom/ 4 baths. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239.872.1632. ST. CHARLES HARBOURSpectacular Riverfront Estate. 5 bedrooms/ 6.5 baths. Large outdoor entertainment area/ Offered for $2,997,900. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825 CRESCENT ISLAND4-acre private island is in San Carlos Bay C. Close to St. James Citys restaurants, marinas, and shops. Full furnished custom Florida style 2 bedroom pool home. Music room could easily convert for a third bedroom. Offered for $1,950,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. CANAL FRONT HOUSE/LOT PACKAGEGreat east end location. Beach access. Boat dock in place. House plans available for review. Offered for $1,095,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/8511357 or Bob Berning 239/6999597. REDUCED NEW LISTING NEW LISTING BEACHVIEW1213 Parview Beautifully maintained golf course home. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Pool area is lush and tropical. Close to beach. Offered for $849,000. Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. PALMETTO POINTPool overlooks canal with a 90 foot concrete dock. Across from the Preserve. 3 large bedrooms all with full baths. Offered for $799,999. Contact Ralph Galetti 239/-826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5807. DIRECT GULF FRONT LIVING WITH OVER 2000 SQ FT3 bedrooms, 2 bath with bonus Florida room. Being sold Turn Key. Eat in Kitchen. Separate dining area can accommodate 10. Spacious living room Offered for $325,900. Contact Connie Walters Ms Listr at 239/8414540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 DIRECTLY ON SAN CARLOS BAY!!4 bedroom/3.5 bath. Spectacular Gulf Views. Remodeled home with pool and hot tub. Offered for $2,250,000. Contact Tracy Mr. Listr/ 994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540 MAGNIFICENT LAKE FRONT HOME OVER 3900 SQ. FT Beautifully furnished 4 bedrooms plus den, 4 + 2 half baths home. Offered for $1,345,000 Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 PUNTA RASSA 1103Breathtaking views of San Carlos Bay. Brand new Kraftmaid kitchen. Deeded parking space and brand new furniture. Offered for $349,900. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. DREAM CONDO IN POPULAR SOUTH FORT MYERS RIVERWALKSpacious and quiet top floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit overlooking lake. Turn key package with tasteful. Resort style community pool and Club House. Offered for $149,000. Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825. THE DUNESThis well appointed 3 bed/2 bath home has Bamboo flooring throughout, large enclosed garage for several automobiles and lots of storage. Offered for $789,000. Contact Connie Walters Ms. Listr 239/841-4540 or Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975. REDUCED7B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013
8B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market None Sanibel1997 7,855 8,890,0008,000,000 235 Rookery BayBonita Springs1999 4,056 1,799,0001,500,000 133 Renaissance Fort Myers2012 3,958 2,750,0001,149,876 74 Devonwood Fort Myers2005 4,496 959,000940,000 67Venetian GardensFort Myers1990 6,413 1,195,000925,000 113 Cape CoralBonita Springs2003 3,337 1,075,000875,000 157 Whiskey Creek TerraceSanibel1986 2,899 979,000860,000 20Cape CoralBonita Springs2004 3,021 899,000857,000 298 Beachview Country ClubFort Myers2005 4,391 895,000840,000 31 Cape Coral Fort Myers2006 3,679 1,049,000735,000 175Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Local Resort Hosted National Energy EventLee County was the destination for the Solid Waste Association of North Americas (SWANA) annual North American Waste To Energy Conference at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa from April 22 through April 24. About 250 national and international waste-to-energy industry leaders attend this conference, which included technical sessions, presentations and a trade show. A tour of the Lee County Solid Waste Divisions Waste To Energy facility campus and the countys integrated solid waste management system were included in the conference program. According to SWANA, 89 waste-toenergy facilities currently operate in 27 states and generate the equivalent of 2,500 megawatt-hours of electricity while disposing of more than 29 million tons of trash. Enough electric power is generated from the combustion of trash to supply more than 2 million homes with clean, renewable energy. In Florida alone, 11 waste-to-energy facilities process about 20,000 tons of garbage each day; thats enough trash to fill a football stadium. Waste-to-energy facilities eliminate 90 percent of the waste that once would have been disposed of using traditional disposal practices such as land-filling. They also eliminate millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the avoidance of methane caused from land-filling the waste, and they promote the waste hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and then Recover. Insurance Tip Friendly Dogs Really?by Marge MeekRecently, having been scratched by a sweet little dog trying to get more petting and nearly knocked down by a big dog who was happy to see me, I thought Id look at how insurance would respond to a liability issue. Because, believe me, almost every dog owner says their pooch wouldnt hurt anybody. Statically, there are about 4.7 million injuries from dog bites annually; 50 percent happen inside the dogs home. Thirty three percent of money paid out on homeowners liability is a result of dog bites, with the average claim over $24,000. Dog owners take heed! Many homeowners policies specifically exclude dog liability. If you get a dog after you purchase your homeowners insurance, remember to read the policy or call your agent and see to what extent you are or are not covered for liability claims. After you check that out, look at your umbrella policy. Some types follow the underlying homeowners insurance, which means, if your homeowners doesnt cover dog liability, the umbrella wont either. Some will drop down and cover dogs no matter what the underlying policy says, but often have a deductible on this type of claim. Maybe Ill stick with cats. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. Hortoons
9B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Dunes Mens Golf Association Raises $2,500 For Teen Suicide Awareness On April 10, the Dunes Mens Golf Association (DMGA) held their annual charity shootout, this year benefiting the Will-To-Live Foundation, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to spreading the message of teen suicide awareness. The Will-To-Live Foundation was established by John Trautwein, the son of DMGA member Jack Trautwein, in memory of his son Will, who tragically took his own life in 2010 at the age of 15. The work of the foundation and the Trautwein family has been honored by both houses of the Georgia state legislature. The Big Ten Conference and Northwestern University have similarly recognized John Trautwein and the Will-To-Live Foundation. Learn more about the foundation at www.will-to-live.org. Through the generosity of the men who participated in the shootout, plus many more who donated even though they did not play, the DMGA raised over $2,500, which will be sent to the foundation. Foundation President John Trautwein advises that the money raised will be used to sponsor sports tournaments, cub scout and boy scout dinners, scholarships and training classes on the signs of suicide for teachers. It will go to activities that the kids create, organize, implement and deliver together building those bonds all the while increasing their will to live, he said. The shootout competition, held after the DMGA monthly luncheon, was an exciting, down-to-the-wire event again this year. The participants were divided into three flights. In a shoot-out format, one player is eliminated at each hole. Gordon Rains took the win in the White Tee Flight, edging out Terry Finzen by two inches in a chip-off on the final hole. In the first of two Gold Tee flights, Jack Roberts sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the last hole to win over Bob Lindman. In the second Gold Tee flight, Bob Orr won on a chip-off over Ley Smith to end the days activities. All the members of the Dunes Mens Golf Association who had a hand in the Will-To-Live Charity Shootout gained great admiration for the work the foundation is doing in preventing teen suicide and improving the lives of kids. They were honored and proud to contribute. Dunes Sunday Mixed GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Sunday Mixed Golf results from April 21, format 1 Gross, 1 Net and Lowest Putts Added Together, are: 1st Hank Humphrey 149 Ann Humphrey *76 Back Nine Gordon Rains Maureen Rains 2nd Bob Rohl 149 Roberta Rohl Jack Chestnut *78 Back Nine Fay Chestnut 3rd Jim Fantozzi 149 Janet Fantozzi Felix Curcuru *81 Back Nine Carol Curcuru Closest to the hole #2 Geri Perkins #9 Gordon Rains. PAWS PetMeet Tiny Tim, a stray kitten in need of a forever home. 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10B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 From page 1BTennis TournamentChampionship sponsors were Bill and Tory Burch, VIP Karen Bell Realty, and Wayne and Linda Boyd; Match sponsors were John and Deborah La Gorce, Philip and Robert Puschel, John and Martha Wolf, Barefoot Charleys Painting Company, Paul and Lucy Roth, Ellen Raisbeck, and Bob and Nancy Orr; Set sponsors were Tom and Mimi Adams, Patrick and April Tzanis, Fran Cameron, Dr. and Mrs. Richard Curtin, Fred Gobel, Jodi Cort and Warren Schwab, Rick and Martha Siders, Sally Reed, Island Chiropractic/Dr. Bob Fisher, Nanelle Wehmann, Your Neighborhood Gopher Tortoises Jack Thomas, Hal and June Patinkin, Henry and Inge Glissman, and Carol Gardner. Game sponsors were Harry and Mona Gleitz, Dick and Robin Cohan, REMAX of the Islands Art and Sandi Corace, Dorado Property Management/Lisa NewmeyerCochrane, Island Condo Maintenance, Wiles Architects/Arla and George Wiles, Tom and Jane Settanni, Bill and Carol Rosenberg, Sallie Soule and SanibelCaptiva Community Bank. Food donations for the courtside reception were donated by Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille, Lazy Flamingo and Traders Restaurant. Raffle prizes were an Eternal Light glass sculpture, donated by Lucas Century, and a one-week island stay, donated by VIP Vacation Rentals. Silent auction items were donated by Terry See, Sherrie and Chris Hughes, Captain James Branca, Jim Castle, Deborah La Gorce, Laura@Creative Baskets, Jessy Lees, Jodi Cort and Warren Schwab, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Michael and Charlene Zausner, Ace Hardware, Lucas Century, Ed Wheeler, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, George and Wendys Seafood Grille, Lazy Flamingo, Veranda Restaurant, Danny Morgan and Congress Jewelers. Entrants received tournament T-shirts, and first place winners and finalists received an etched glass piece created by Lucas Century. Thanks from SCCF to Lisa NewmeyerCochrane and to co-chair Warren Schwab. All tournament proceeds benefit SCCFs General Operating Fund. From page 1BCROW Classictournament sponsor Royal Shell Real Estate. They will be used to support direct patient care in CROWs wildlife hospital. Event sponsors were Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Lunch sponsor was Coral Veterinary Clinic. The Sanibel Deli provided breakfast. Corporate sponsors were Thomas August, Baileys General Store, The Burns Family, Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille, Global Solutions, Inc., Island Management, Island Sun, Brian Murty island realtor, and John Schubert. Hole sponsors were Billys Bike Shop, Mary Bondurant realtor, John R. Wood Island Real Estate, Inc., Island Insurance Services, Pfeifer Realty Group, Sanibel Sunglass Company, Stewart Title of Sanibel-Captiva, Law Office of Janet M. Strickland, PA, Superior Title, and West Wind Inn. The tournament was organized by the CROW Classic Golf Committee: Jeff Burns (committee chair), Steve Greenstein, Craig Albert, Jeff Weigel and Ed Lockard. Chris Harris and Lisa Newmeyer-CochraneJunior Sailing Camp At Captiva Island Yacht ClubRegistration is open for the fourth season of the Captiva Island Yacht Clubs (CIYC) Junior Sailing Camp, which will be held this summer. Families do not need to belong to the yacht club to participate. The first session of the camp for beginning sailors is scheduled for Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 19. The second session for sailors who have had an introduction to sailing and want to learn more about racing and tuning a boat for speed will take place Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 26. At the end of each two-week session, every camper will be able to rig and sail a boat single-handedly and properly handle a kayak. Youngsters will demonstrate their newly acquired sailing and marine skills at the Parents & Friends Day Luncheon at the club on the final day of each session. Activities begin each morning at the Captiva Island Yacht Club, next to Tween Waters Inn on Captiva, and move to the waters of Roosevelt Channel. Each Friday the program will feature Fun Fridays including paddleboarding, kayaking and a sailing outing. Pick up is at 4 p.m. each day. CIYC sponsors the camp, with support from the Edison Sailing Center. The enrollment fee is $600 per two-week session ($300 per week). Each child will be assigned his/her own sailboat and kayak. There will be a certified instructor for every three to five students. The only qualification for participation is successful completion of a swim test; 50-yard swim, tread water, put on a PFD (personal floatation device) in the water and swim back 50 yards wearing the PFD. Enrollment is limited. For enrollment forms or more information, contact Lauren Davies at 472-9627 or email info@CaptivaIYC.net. From page 1BMasters WinnersSpeaking for my wife Cannella and I, we appreciate every painstaking effort that made this such a fun and overwhelmingly successful event. Monies raised will go to fund the Captiva Community Panels initiatives, which include reviewing and updating the Captiva Plan portion of the Lee Plan to protect the long-term interests of the island. It was a pleasure for the staff of South Seas Island Resort to host the 2nd annual Monday After The Masters, added Shawn Farrell, general manager of South Seas. The resort is deeply entrenched in both protecting and furthering the island of Captiva and remains dedicated to serving its community. Camp is open to beginners and experienced young sailorsSanibel Doubles Tennis ChampionshipsThe Beachview Tennis Club will host the inaugural Sanibel Island Doubles Tennis Championships to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which works to eradicate breast cancer. Our pro shop manager Cheryl Clark battled breast cancer and is a survivor; she has been very active in making this event happen, said Toni Halski, Beachview tennis professional and longtime tennis tournament organizer who will direct the tournament. We hope it will be successful in raising much-needed funds for the Komen Foundation. The tournament will be April 27 and 28 and feature mens and womens doubles for all skill levels, as well as a consolation tournament for teams who lose their first round match. In addition to the tennis action, Beachview Tennis Club will have a cocktail party at 5 p.m. April 27 during which raffle prizes will be drawn with proceeds donated to the Komen Foundation. Raffle tickets will be available until the drawing during the courtside cocktail party. There will also be a silent auction held during the tournament with prizes including a necklace by jewelry designer Charles Krypell. It is part of his Breast Cancer Hope for a Cure and Pink Promises collection to be unveiled by tournament co-sponsor Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery during the tournament. The auction will close at noon April 28 with all proceeds being donated to the Komen Foundation. We are excited to unveil this new collection at the tournament, said Dan Schuyler, co-owner of Lily & Co. This will be a wonderful way to bring breast cancer awareness to our community. With the help of Charles Krypell, Lily & Co. will donate 15 percent of all future sales of this new collection to the American Breast Cancer Association. The entire Hope for a Cure and Pink Promises collection will be on display and available for purchase or special order at the tournament to help generate donations. Lily & Co. will also provide complimentary gift bags to all entrants. There will be a complimentary lunch both days of the tournament, as well as courtside beverages. The entry fee is $50 per person and the deadline to enter is 5 p.m. April 24. Main draw finalists and consolation champions will receive a commemorative etched glass award. For more information or to enter, contact the Beachview Tennis Club at 472-9099.
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15B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Sanibel Math Team ScoresThe Sanibel Mathematics Team participated in the Spring Lee County Mathematics Competition at Diplomat Middle School on Saturday, April 13. Members are Deanna Craig, Haley Keller, Anna Kjoller, Griffin Kupsaw, Matthew Lucker and Colin Maw. The team placed second out of 18 schools and over 130 students at the competition. Deanna Craig placed 5th in the 8th grade individual Algebra I test. Griffin Kupsaw, Anna Kjoller, Deanna Craig, Matthew Lucker and teacher Diane Cortese Deanna Craig School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son has a student in his third grade class that has emotional problems. Some of the children are mean to him and say hes mental. Fortunately, my son knows this is wrong but he is confused about why this other student has so many problems and acts out. How can I explain this to him accurately? Courtney L., Fort Myers Beach Courtney, What a great question! It is especially fitting, since the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services had declared that Thursday. May 9 is National Childrens Mental Health Awareness Day. Kids are naturally curious and have questions about mental illnesses. Understanding mental illnesses can be challenging for adults as well as for children so before you begin your discussion, make sure that you have a basic understanding about mental illness. You may need to do some background reading to prepare for this conversation. Myths, confusion and misinformation about mental illnesses cause anxiety, create stereotypes and promote stigma. Parents can help children understand that these are real illnesses that can be treated. Here are some general tips for this discussion as well as age specific suggestions. When talking about mental illnesses, parents should: Communicate in a straightforward manner and at a level that is age appropriate for your child Have the discussion when your child feels safe and comfortable Watch your childs reaction during the discussion Slow down or back up your child becomes confused or looks upset Pre-School Age Children Young children need less information and fewer details because of their more limited ability to understand. Preschool children focus primarily on things they can see, for example, they may have questions about a person who has an unusual physical appearance, or is behaving strangely. They would also be very aware of people who are crying and obviously sad, or yelling and angry. School-Age Children Older children may want more specifics. They may ask more questions, especially about friends or family with emotional or behavioral problems. Their concerns and questions are usually very straightforward. Why is that person crying? Why is that person talking to herself? They may worry about their safety or the safety of their family and friends. It is important to answer their questions directly and honestly and to reassure them about their concerns and feelings. Teenagers Teenagers are generally capable of handling much more information and asking more specific and difficult questions. Teenagers often talk more openly with their friends and peers than with their parents. As a result, some teens may have already have misinformation about mental illnesses. Teenagers respond more positively to an open dialogue that includes give and take. They are not as open or responsive when a conversation feels one-sided or like a lecture. Two excellent websites to visit for more information are www.samhsa.gov/ children/index.asp and www.nasponline. org/resources/mentalhealth/mhtips.aspx. 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. Scholarships Open To High School GradsThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is offering two four-year college scholarships. This brings the number of current Optimist Club scholarships to six. Each scholarship is $1,250 per year ($5,000 total). The competition is open to all 2013 graduating seniors in Lee County. Applications are available at most Lee County high schools (see your guidance counselor) and online at www.sancapoptimist.org. For more information, call Stan Howard at 472-0836. Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, June 12,. The scholarship committee plans to make the final selections a few weeks later. Academic records, financial need, extracurricular activities, civic/community service records and references are integral parts of the selection criteria. The application package gives exact procedures. ABWA Sponsoring Grant Scholarship The Sanibel-Captiva Charter Chapter of American Business Womens Association is sponsoring a $1,500 Outright Grant scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund. The Outright Grant Program offers junior level (or higher) college students a small scholarship that helps to offset costs associated with their college tuition, books and fees. The amount awarded for each Outright Grant is $1,500. Outright Grant scholarships awarded are non-renewable. Applicants may receive only one Outright Grant each award year. continued on page 23B Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. 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18B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Superior InteriorsFurniture Placement Can Be Trickyby Jeanie TinchThe second biggest conundrum my clients struggle with is furniture placement (the first being paint color selection). Because it is difficult for many people to visualize the threedimensional effect of furniture placement, costly mistakes are often made during the initial phases of a new design project, even if only a re-arrangement of the furnishings in a room. Careful planning is necessary for proper balance. The dimensional qualities of each piece of furniture must be taken into consideration. Whether dealing with a very large room or one of a more modest size, here are a few dos and donts for successful furniture arranging: DO, space permitting, float your furniture in the room by pulling it away from the walls. Furniture lined up against the walls of a room tend to take on the look of an office waiting room. DO place large pieces first. Placing smaller pieces such as lamp tables and accent pieces first will only serve to frustrate you as you attempt to attain a balanced grouping. DONT use too many matched sets of tables, lamps, chairs or accessories in the same room. While matching pieces do help to unify a room, too many pairs will make your room resemble a furniture store display. Balance is best achieved by scale, visual weight and rhythm, rather than matched sets. DO remember that the human eye prefers odd numbers over even. Three pieces in a set will always be easier on the eye than two or four. That third throw pillow on your sofa will avoid the regimental look of a pair. DONT use only one material for your tables or for your upholstered furniture. Mix metal, glass, wood and stone in your table assortment and use fabrics that complement each other beautifully, but dont actually match. DO be aware of any awkward architectural elements in your home and attempt to place furniture and accessories in a manner that will minimize their impact in your overall design. DO try to place your furniture in an interesting configuration that will facilitate good conversation. Remember that the optimum separation for people engaged in conversation is six to eight feet. DONT hesitate to call us or another professional designer if you need assistance in arrangement or to deal with some missing pieces in your furnishings scheme. And above all, DO remember these three important guidelines for every room of your home: convenience, comfort and composition. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at email@example.com. Edison Professor Receives AwardEdison State College Adjunct Professor Joseph van Gaalen is the recipient of the inaugural Outstanding Adjunct Faculty award for the Geo2yc Division of National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT). Recipients of this award are adjunct faculty who should be recognized for the work they do in supporting education in the geoscience area, and the efforts they put forth to contribute to the departments in which they work. Joe embodies all the characteristics of what we expect from our full-time faculty, said Dr. Rozalind Jester, professor of marine science at Edison State College. He makes a point to participate in departmental projects, meetings and discussions, as well as contribute to curriculum development. Dr. van Gaalen received his BS in environmental science in 2002, his MS in geological oceanography in 2004 and his PhD in geology in 2011. He has worked in the private sector for six years, and in the academic and research area for seven years, and has been published in various publications related to the field of geoscience. Additionally, van Gaalen served aboard four research vessels while working on his MS degree. These included research vessels Bellows, FG Walton Smith, Pelican and Suncoaster. He also spent time in New Zealand working with the National Institute for Water & Atmospheric Research on beach morphology investigations, which produced a series of publications in the Journal of Coastal Research, Geomorphology, and EOS. Professor Joseph van Gaalen What Is A Float Switch?by Bryan HayesIf youve never heard of a float switch or seen one of these before, it doesnt mean that your air conditioning system doesnt have one. This device helps protect your home in case of a clogged drain line. This little gem can save you thousands of dollars. In an earlier article about raining in your living room, it was due to a condensate overflow. This little device can help that from happening. Since air handlers and overflow pans are usually, but not always, installed in the attic, if the drain pan overflows, you can find yourself facing some serious damage. How does the float switch work? When the main drain line leading from your air handler gets obstructed (usually by dirt and dust that builds up), the backed up water drains into the pan. The float switch has a float that will trip when the pan is about to overflow, effectively shutting off the air conditioner. I know that its hard to believe that an air conditioner can really cause a significant amount of water damage, but I have seen some pretty horrific scenes. The worst damage usually occurs when people are not home and dont notice that something is wrong, allowing the air conditioner plenty of time to pump a tremendous amount of water into their home. While drain obstructions can be prevented by regular maintenance, a float switch is that extra insurance. They are very inexpensive to install, and if it prevents a back up, they are literally worth their weight in gold (by the way, they dont weigh much). 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. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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$675,000
19B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Susan Silk, a clinical psychologist, recently wrote an interesting piece for the Los Angeles Times, explaining how not to say the wrong thing when interacting with those who are suffering from terminal illnesses or who have just lost a loved one. Recovering from breast cancer surgery, Dr. Silk told those concerned about her that she wasnt up to receiving visitors. Imagine her shock and hurt when a colleague said to her, This isnt just about you. Its not? Dr. Silk wondered. My breast cancer is not about me, its about you? Dr. Silk described another incident when a friend named Katie had a brain aneurysm. Katie was in intensive care for a long time, finally being transferred to a step-down unit. No longer covered with tubes and lines and monitors, Katie remained in rough shape. Thats when one of Katies friends visited but then stepped into the hall with Katies husband, Pat. I wasnt prepared for this, the visitor told Katies husband. I dont know if I can handle it. While the visitor clearly was moved by Katies condition, what she said wasnt appropriate. And it was wrong in the same way Dr. Silks colleagues remark was wrong about her cancer being not only about you. Dr. Silk has since developed a simple technique to help people avoid this mistake. It works for all kinds of crises: medical, legal, financial, romantic, even existential. She calls it the Ring Theory. Draw a circle. This is the center ring. In it, put the name of the person at the center of the current trauma. For Katies aneurysm, thats Katie. Now draw a larger circle around the first one. In that ring put the name of the person next closest to the trauma. In the case of Katies aneurysm, that was Katies husband, Pat. Repeat the process as many times as you need to. In each larger ring put the next closest people. Parents and children before more distant relatives. Intimate friends in smaller rings, less intimate friends in larger ones. When you are done you have a Kvetching Order. Here are the rules. The person in the center ring can say anything she wants to anyone, anywhere. She can kvetch and complain and whine and moan and curse the heavens and say, Life is unfair and Why me? Thats the one payoff for being in the center ring. Everyone else can say those things too, but only to people in larger rings. When you are talking to a person in a ring smaller than yours, someone closer to the center of the crisis, the goal is to help. Listening is often more helpful than talking. But if youre going to open your mouth, ask yourself if what you are about to say is likely to provide comfort and support. If it isnt, dont say it. Dont, for example, give advice. People who are suffering from trauma dont need advice. They need comfort and support. So say, Im sorry or This must really be hard for you or Can I bring you a pot roast? Dont say, You should hear what happened to me or Heres what I would do if I were you. And dont say, This is really bringing me down. If you want to scream or cry or complain, if you want to tell someone how shocked you are or how icky you feel, or whine about how it reminds you of all the terrible things that have happened to you lately, thats fine. Its a perfectly normal response. Just do it to someone in a bigger ring. Comfort IN, dump OUT. There was nothing wrong with Katies friend saying she was not prepared for how horrible Katie looked, or even that she didnt think she could handle it. The mistake was that she said those things to Pat. She dumped IN. Complaining to someone in a smaller ring than yours doesnt do either of you any good. On the other hand, being supportive to her principal caregiver may be the best thing you can do for the patient. Most of us know this. Almost nobody would complain to the patient about how rotten she looks. Almost no one would say that looking at her makes them think of the fragility of life and their own closeness to death. In other words, we know enough not to dump into the center ring. Ring Theory merely expands that intuition and makes it more concrete: Dont just avoid dumping into the center ring, avoid dumping into any ring smaller than your own. Remember, you can say whatever you want if you just wait until youre talking to someone in a larger ring than yours. Unfortunately, we all get our turn in the center of the ring. Until that happens, this Kvetching Order may be a useful guide when comforting those closer than you are to the ones who are in the center of the ring. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerComfort In, Dump Out How Not To Say The Wrong Thingby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA 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! 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20B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Tarpon Bay Explorers New FacesTarpon Bay Explorers, the official concessionaire for the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, welcomed three new staff members to their working family. In an effort to continually provide excellent customer service, the Explorers filled three additional positions this year, including a fishing guide Dan Bridgers, boat ramp professional Doug Coupar and gift shop professional Jessica Greissing. Currently residing in Cape Coral, the abundant sunshine and warm weather brought Bridgers here from his hometown of Ahoskie, North Carolina. What he likes most about working at Tarpon Bay Explorers is the way employees are treated... and the fact he can fish! Coupar originally hails from Vancouver, British Columbia. He visited Sanibel 10 years ago for sea trials in the gulf. He marvels at the fact that he learns something new about the natural environment every day. A Florida native, Greissing attended Edison State College and FGCU, studying marine science. She enjoys fishing, boating and hunting, and on her 18th birthday she was excited to catch, clean and cook her first dolphin fish. Open seven days a week, Tarpon Bay Explorers is located at 900 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel. Call 472-8900 for information and reservations or visit their website at www.tarponbayexplorers.com. Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 Doug Coupar Jessica Greissing Dan Bridgers Top AgentsJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate announced its top agents for the month of March. Top listing agent was Ellie See, top closed sales agent was Christie Dufinetz and top pending agent was Phaidra McDermott. Ellie See Christie Dufinetz Phaidra McDermott ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate recognized their top producers for the month of March from their Sanibel and Captiva offices. Top Listing Producers Team: McMurray & Nette Top Listing Producer Individual/Partners: John and Denice Beggs Top Sales Producers Team: McMurray & Nette Top Sales Producer Individual or Partners: Sally Davies. Sally Davies Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette John and Denice Beggs Top ProducersVIP Realty Groups top agents and sales teams for the month of March are: Mary Lou Bailey, top sales agent; The Bell Team, top sales team, top producing team and top listing team; Robin Humphrey and Martha Smith, top listing agents; David Schuldenfrei, top producing agent. Mary Lou Bailey Karen Bell Robin Humphrey Martha Smith David Schuldenfrei Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
21B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Exceptional Volunteer AwardSanibel islander Doris Hardy, a nine-year volunteer at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and vice president of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), recently received word of the 2013 Exceptional Volunteer Award from Philanthropy Journal. The award is a result of nominations culled from nonprofit organizations throughout the nation. With National Volunteer Appreciation Week beginning April 21, the journal wanted to recognize volunteers around the country who make good things happen, said DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch, who nominated Hardy. Doris definitely makes good things happen, and it is so exciting that others around the country can see what she is helping to accomplish. Hardy, who began serving on the DDWS board of directors in 2009, heads the education committee and has effectively expanded the refuges student scholarship and teachers grants programs in the field of environmental education. She actively fundraises for DDWS and recently joined the societys $1.8 million Preservation Campaign committee to save Woodring Point and upgrade the Ding Darling Education Center. She has been a very enthusiastic volunteer from the start, said refuge ranger and volunteer coordinator Jeff Combs. Doris saw the problems we were having with birds and other wildlife being entangled in discarded monofilament line and volunteered to lead a crew of volunteers to remove the line from the mangroves. Other recent projects with Hardys fingerprints on them include a new, sophisticated sightings board outside the education center and upgrades and added exhibits to the Calusa Shell Mound Trail. She helps others when they are in need, trains new volunteers, and always goes above and beyond the call of duty, asking for nothing in return, said Vertesch. Thank you Team Refuge, it is an honor to be so recognized and I share this with each of you, said Hardy. It is said that many opportunities catch your attention, but only a few captivate you: pursue those. To which I add, indeed. Thank you to Doris for her everlasting positive attitude and amazing commitment to the missions of both the refuge and the society, said Vertesch. Our volunteers are precious commodities, and we are blessed to have Doris as a member of the Ding family and a role model and mentor to other volunteers. To see the article in Philanthropy Journal, visit www.philanthropyjournal. org. For information about becoming a refuge volunteer, go to www.dingdarlingsociety.org/volunteering-at-the-refuge. Doris Hardy Breast Cancer Ultrasound ScreeningComing direct to you. B B re re re re a a s s t t C C a a n n c c e e r r U U l l t t r r a a s s o o u u n n d d S S c c re re re re e e n n i i E ar l y d etect i on i s everyt hi ng Painless, No C om p ression. F ast T est R esu l t s N o P rescr ip t i on R e q u i re d Affordable & C ondentia l NEW P a i n l ess Ul trasoun d T ec h no l o gy Ultrasound is capable o f detecting cancers tha t cannot be found by d or p h ys i ca l exams, part i cu l ar l y i n women w i t h d ense b reasts. D ense b reast t i ssue appears white on a mammogram, just like cancers do, its described as looking f o r a snow b a ll i n a snowstorm. Addi ng a w h o l e BREA S T ULTRA SO UN D s creen i ng to y our breast health regimen can provide the ea rli es t de t ec ti on Sanibel Island / Captiva Fri. May 3 rd 3 3 8:30a to 4p d S anibel Island / C a p tiv a F r i M a y 3 rd 8 : 30 a to 4p y mammo g g r r a a p p hy $139.00Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 201322B 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 doctor was a personal friend. When he was diagnosed with a terminal illness all three of us felt badly. The doctor tried to help my husband all he could to relieve his suffering and also extend his life. My husband would not change his lifestyle, so his condition worsened. One day, the doctor called and said he wanted to drop by our house on his way home. This man stayed for over an hour and tried to convince my husband to help himself, but it didnt have any effect. Before the doctor was at the end of our lane, my husband was already doing what the doctor had told him to stop doing. My husband died six weeks later. While I miss him terribly, Im really not the grieving widow. Im still annoyed that he was so selfish not even to try and make a better life for both of us. Id like your comments, Gertrude Dear Gertrude, Most men dont seem to think it is important to care for their own health. Statistics are all around us to prove this is true and all the high percentage of widows in our country. Men will only seek medical care when their symptoms are so severe, the illness is frequently beyond a curable state. Health care (what we can do for ourselves), diet changes, the need for stress management, preventive screening and yearly or bi-yearly physicals seem to be beyond their comprehension. Men feel it is fine for their wives and children, but they will find all kinds of excuses not to do it for themselves. Your husband did have a terminal illness and he knew it. He was probably a take-charge man and had decided months before what he was going to do and how he would manage his illness. He just did not want to talk about it with you or anyone else. Try not being too harsh with his memory. He enjoyed himself and did what he wanted to do until the end. Lizzie & Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com. deaRPharmacistCalcium Supplements For Bone Strengthby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Im concerned about my bone density because I was told I have osteopenia. Are all calcium supplements the same? Do you have other recommendations? AF, New York Osteopenia, or lower-than-normal bone density, is frequently found in postmenopausal women but can affect men and women of all ages. Over the past few years, some questionable research suggested a connection between calcium supplements and atherosclerosis. But last November, Harvard researchers presented research showing no connection between calcium supplements and coronary artery calcification. If your doctor suggests calcium supplements for you, heres some information: Calcium carbonate The least expensive form of calcium to manufacture, calcium carbonate is also called bone meal or dolomite. This requires lots of stomach acid to digest, so very little calcium goes to your bones where needed. Because it stays in the gut, you will find this compound also sold as Tums and Rolaids, two products used to neutralize acid (not for bone growth). Calcium citrate The easiest form of calcium to find, calcium citrate is absorbed about as well as calcium carbonate but requires less stomach acid to digest, so it can be taken with or without food. But be careful, as this type of calcium can sometimes cause headaches. Theres a bunch of brands for this. Tricalcium Phosphate Easy to absorb, this is a combination of calcium and phosphorous which your bones (and body) need as well. Nature Made makes adult gummies with this type of calcium. Calcium aspartate or calcium gluconate These intelligent forms of calcium offer your body aspartate or gluconate which is used in other metabolic pathways to produce energy. Sometimes this bioavailable form of calcium is combined with vitamin D, magnesium and/or zinc. Calcium collagen chelate Minerals that are ingested as chelates, or organic salts offer good absorption and that means less tummy upset. Life Extension and Swanson brands both make this. Calcium as Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite (MCHC) This easily absorbed form of calcium is derived from freeze-dried calf bone. This provides other bone-builders like phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, and chromium that nourish your bones. Solaray and Xymogen brands both make this. For people who dont drink milk, conntinued on page 23B Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyA Word About AnxietyFor most people experiencing anxiety, you are out in the future worrying, fretting, stressing out about what might or might not happen. All of these emotions result from living outside present moment awareness. We all do it. We worry about the mundane, and we worry about circumstances that are out of our control. The mundane are situations we can do something about, for example, the laundry that didnt get finished, the taxes that have not been filed, the house that has yet to be cleaned this week, the studying that has yet to be done, or the car that has yet to be washed. Examples of anxiety out of our control include: Is our countrys economy going to remain in recession? Am I ever going to earn enough money to pay my outstanding debts? Am I going to die of cancer? To manage anxiety, we have to stay in present moment awareness, and do what the present moment requires. Speculating and worrying about future events that may or may not happen is not productive and can lead to health consequences. The Art of Meditation To Lessen Anxiety The ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness has become a part of mainstream America in the last couple of decades. The first hospital stress-reduction clinic, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, began in 1979, directed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Dr. Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) guru, has facilitated thousands of MBSR workshops for professionals and lay persons alike. MBSR is about letting the mind be as it is in the present moment. It is not about getting somewhere else. It is allowing yourself to be where you already are. Breathing mindfully is a simple remedy for reducing our ever-increasing levels of stress. The question I receive most often is Can anybody meditate? The answer is: Yes, you can. Meditation involves intentionality. If you can breath, you can meditate. Meditation is not about feeling a certain way. It is contemplation and reflection. It is truly about moment-tomoment awareness. I tell students that the thoughts will come in, so let them. Just allow yourself to let them pass through. Make a commitment to meditate and stick with it. You may start with sitting or lying down for at least five minutes, and just relaxing. Support Group For Adult Children Of Alzheimers PersonsA support group specifically for adults who have a parent with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder will meet at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. Interested caregivers can attend on Tuesday, May 7 at 6:15 p.m. Meetings are held each month on the first Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. The meetings are sponsored by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns and questions adult children face as they provide care to a parent with memory loss or strive to learn more about Alzheimers disease. The group is open to all interested individuals at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational, and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 437-3007. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223
23B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 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 Eden Energy MedicineSettle Tiff With A Spinal Flushby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAMLLast week we reviewed neurolymphatic reflex points, those points located on the surface of the body, that when rubbed, enable toxins to be released from the system, clearing stagnate energies (including emotional energy) and thus leaving you feeling invigorated and energized. Remember that our lymph system has no pump so rubbing these points is quite beneficial to release toxins. Points exist on the front and back of the body. The exercise reviewed last week enables one to clear the points on their own body by using your hands to circle the points. This week you will learn how to do a flush of the neurolymphatic points on the back, which points are parallel to the spinal column. So, when you and your significant other have a tiff, say to him or her, Hands against the wall. At this point you are wondering how this position can possibly resolve the conflict. It is easy. If you are both stressed, the frustration is high, you believe you are right and your partner believes he or she is right, a great way to expel the emotional toxin is to flush it out! How? Step 1: Have the partner stand about three feet from the wall with both hands against the wall with elbows locked. By standing firmly in this position, the person is stable since the other partner will be exerting pressure. The other partner stands behind the person facing the wall, placing both thumbs on either side of the spinal column beginning right below the neck Step 2: The partner circles, with pressure, the points that are on both sides of the spine at the notch of each vertebrae (being careful to never push on the spine itself), using either the thumbs or middle fingers and applying his or her body weight to lean into the points. Step 3: The points are deeply rubbed or circled for at least three seconds each as you move from the base of the neck all the way down to the sacrum area. If there is a point that is particularly sore, then give extra attention to that point it needs it in order to release the toxins. Always check with your partner to make sure the pressure is comfortable. Step 4: Sweep the energy off the body from head to toe by running your hands over the body two or three times. Do the massage a second time if possible and then sweep the energy off the body again. You have just made your partner feel better and you feel better having released that frustration from both of you. Switch partners and both will feel doubly better. The Spinal Flush works since each of these points is associated with a meridian, and each meridian is associated with an organ; thus creating an immediate release for both giver and receiver. Other options include having the receiving party lay down; or if you dont have a partner wrap two tennis balls in a cloth napkin with rubber bands at each end to hold the tennis balls in place and then put the tennis balls behind your back against the wall and lean into them. You will receive immediate gratification! Have fun with your energy! Send me your questions. Next weeks topic is Weave your Energy Systems for Balance. 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. Letter Carrier Food DriveUnited States Postal Service customers in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties are urged to participate in the 21st annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. This is the nations largest oneday food drive. Letter Carriers will be collecting nonperishable food when they make their regular deliveries. The annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive will assist in replenishing food banks and pantries. Food banks are notoriously empty during summer months and the need for food is even greater since many children no longer have the benefit of their school food program. Collected food donations will be delivered to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and Wake Up America in Lee County, Collier Harvest in Collier County and other participating agencies. All food donated is distributed to at no cost to the participating agencies. Monetary donations are also accepted; checks should be made payable to the Harry Chapin Food Bank or Wake Up America in Lee County and Collier Harvest in Collier County. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, non-breakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Individuals who wont be able to participate on May 11 (seasonal residents and visitors, especially) may drop off their food items in advance at any Post Office for inclusion in the food drive. The Postal Service is also requesting volunteers to help make this the most successful food drive yet: Volunteers are needed to assist rural letter carriers who use their private vehicles for mail delivery 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 food sorting on May 11. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at the Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007, or Kim Berghs at the United Way at 433-2000 ext. 260. From page 15BABWA ScholarshipApplicants can be ABWA members or nonmembers; they must be a female U.S. citizen and have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours. The applicant must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. The applicant must be seeking a baccalaureate degree or higher and must be attending an institution authorized to confer degrees at the baccalaureate level or higher in the United States. Contact Peggy Richardson, education chair, at Peggy@sanibelsand.com or Gayle DeHaan-Garland, chapter president, at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Application must be submitted in good order to be considered by May 10. From page 22BCalciumHawaiian Spirulina tablets (a blue-green algae) may help. It actually contains 300 percent more calcium than whole milk, plus other minerals. Remember, minerals like calcium are best absorbed when taken in combination with other minerals like strontium, magnesium, and vitamin D. Other important factors in bone health include adequate levels of vitamin K2 which is involved in clotting. And strontium. It has a two-fold effect on osteoporosis meaning it prevents bone breakdown while also stimulating new bone growth. Medications only work one side of that equation. A 2004 study in New England Journal of Medicine concluded that strontium reduces risk of non-vertebral fractures by 41 percent over three years, and increases bone mineral density by about 14 percent. Eliminated processed and refined foods is a must. 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. Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com
24B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS G LA SS 2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975 Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass Specialists in impact condo complex replacement EDU C ATI O NAL CO N S ULTIN G Wright Educational ConsultingBehavioral erapy / Motivational Counseling & Secondary / College Placement / SAT PREPPeter R. Wright, M.A.T., Ed.S. 215 LaGrange Street, Boston, MA 2604 Roosevelt Place, Sanibel, FL Phone: (617) 872-2968 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org W: W righteducationalconsulting.com IECA Associate Member C U S T O M H O ME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.comAIR CONDITIONING & REMODELING We are your One-Stop ContractorCall today for a free estimate!(239) 344-6883 Licensed & Insured: CBC1254276 and CAC1814724 AIR CONDITIONING Sales Service Installation Duct Cleaning 24 Hour Emergency ServiceREMODELING Residential & Commercial Additions Kitchen & Bath Design Water Damage Restoration & Repair Roof Repairs Screen Enclosures Florida Gulf Shrimp and Sweet Pepper Stir Fry with Honey-Citrus Glaze 1 pound Florida shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 Florida bell peppers, assorted colors, sliced 1 large onion, sliced 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 1 tablespoon Florida honey 1 cup Florida orange juice 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce Oil for cooking Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste Lightly coat the shrimp with the corn starch. Preheat a large saut pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the preheated saut pan. Carefully add the coated shrimp to the saut pan and cook until almost done, about 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan and add the peppers and onions. Cook the peppers for 4 minutes. Add the honey, orange juice and soy sauce to the pan. Turn the heat up slightly. Bring the liquid ingredients up to a boil. Turn the heat back down to medium high and add the shrimp back to the saut pan. The sauce should thicken and the shrimp will be cooked after three minutes. Serve over brown rice. Garnish with sesame seeds. Florida Gulf Shrimp and Sweet Pepper Stir Fry with Honey-Citrus Glaze
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 27B SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27B25B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: email@example.comAUT O DETAILIN G BUILDING CONTRACTOR PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS
26B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 CO NTRA C T O R S HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands 10 times since 1999New Construction Remodeling Commercial(239)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTORIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909 Hurricane Protection ConsultantPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY C OMPUTERS UPH O L S TERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandPET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 email@example.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128 S LIDIN G G LA SS D OO R S Replacing Sliding Glass Door Rollers, Locks, Tracks and More 2393397355www.SliderMedic.comLicensed & InsuredServing Lee & Collier Counties R LAWN S PRINKLER S LAWN SPRINKLERS RAIN SENSORSSMALL REPAIRS SERVICE CONTRACTS INSTALLATIONSLOW-VOLT LANDSCAPE LIGHTINGPaul HarrisIsland Resident239-395-0419Lee County Lic. # LS04-01903 Sanibel Lic. # S2-11946 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R Dan Budd, OwnerServing Sanibel & Captiva Islands ExclusivelyLicensed & Insured Lic# CBC1250224 WildseedConstruction.comWILDSEED CONSTRUCTION239-994-4581 Wildseed2@Earthlink.net LAWN MAINTENAN C E NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 Team Tourism Rally DayThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) invites tourism partners, their employees and families, and the community to attend the 2nd annual Tourism Travel Rally Day at the new river basin in downtown Fort Myers on May 3. The event, which includes free admission and prize giveaways, supports National Travel and Tourism Week. It celebrates tourisms impact on local businesses and the economy and recognizes the importance of travel and hospitality professionals. It is exciting to see the support and enthusiasm shown at the rally by members of our travel industry, said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director. Its important to appreciate and celebrate how the travel industry contributes significantly to local job growth and the economy. There will be live music and friendly competitions including a bellmens race, a luggage lug and a make-the-bed-quickly contest. There will be face painting, slime making and magic tricks for the kids. The Cape Coral High School drum line will also perform. Information tables will offer brochures about many of Lee Countys attractions, accommodations, restaurants, transportation and hospitality partners. There will be seating but guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Visitors can also take part in Art Walk and shop and dine downtown. The master of ceremonies will be meteorologist Robert Van Winkle with NBC2. Officials in the tourism industry participating include Dennis Castleman, U.S. Travel Association vice-president, and Paul Phipps with Visit Florida. City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will also attend. Along with music and activities, the VCB will celebrate its 30th birthday with a culinary masterpiece prepared by Andre Gratesol, master baker with Lush Bakery. Along with the cake, there will be snow cones. To RSVP or register for a tourism race, contact Judi Durant with the VCB at 590-4855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Guest BR has dbl closet + blt-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room. Designed pass-thru from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed. 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. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware,2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. NS 4/26 CC 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 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 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. ACROSS FROM BEACH This elevated private home is located right across the street from the Beach. Offering 3+ bedrooms/2 baths, private pool, Canal dockage, & community tennis ct. Furnished. Close to causeway. $4,000/mo. 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Ownersanibelannualrentals.comServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 4/26 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALISLAND EAST END Nice large 1-2 BRs furnished, ground level, screened lanai, washer dryer, etc. $795/$1,595 seasonal. 239-339-2337; 239-980-3592. Please leave message if no answer.RS 4/26 CC 4/26 EAST END APT. SUBLET2 Bed/ 1 bath 2nd oor apt. avail. May to Dec. partially Furnished, walk to beach, easy access. 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NS 4/19 CC 4/26 29B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 FICITIOUS NAMEFICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of Resort Investment Property, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 744 Marthas Lane, Sanibel, Florida 33957 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 4th of April 2013. Jim RainvilleNS 4/26 CC 4/26 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS 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 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 CUSTOMER SERVICE/ OUTSIDE SALESWe need you to pamper our customers and spread the word about our services. Union Mechanical Inc. 239-437-5595 Knowledge of construction/contracting a plus. RS 2/8 CC TFN DOC FORDS RUM BAR AND GRILLE JOB FAIR975 Rabbit Road, Sanibel May 1st 11am-3pm Apply in person Hiring all positions FOH and BOH for our new Captiva location. Bring your resume and be ready for immediate interviews. We look forward to meeting you! NS 4/19 CC 4/26 HELP WANTEDHeidrick & Co. Insurance Of ce Administrator immediate opening Full-time/permanent great environment Professional of ce experience reqd. No insurance knowledge necessary. EMail resume: Chris@Sanibelinsurance.com RS 4/26 CC 4/26 HELP WANTEDHOUSEKEEPER ON BEAUTIFUL CAPTIVATravel time and tolls paid. Call 239-472-5800. NS 4/26 NC TFN Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVolunteers needed for Independence Day parade on Sanibel. Help needed prior to and during the parade. Various duties. If you can help out, call Trish Phillips at 2462981 or email 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 HELP WANTED
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) . . . . . . 472-232930B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013 Pets Of The Week Hello, my name is Honey. I am a 3-yearold spayed female tan and white terrier mix. I hope you dont think its corny to name a really sweet dog Honey, but I am really very sweet. Im a staff favorite and they want you to know that my name really says a lot about my personality. If your looking for a good-natured pet that would love to be a part of your family, then please come adopt me! My adoption fee: is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Its Raining Cats & Dogs adoption promotion. Hi, my name is Hopper and I am a 2-year-old female brown tabby domestic short hair. No, Im not a bunny... even though my name is Hopper. I would love to hop into your lap for some snuggles and cuddles, though. My other favorite things include investigating what my roomates here at the shelter are doing, getting in some serious play time and then taking a nice, long snooze. Please come visit me. Im the one wholl hop right over to greet you! My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Its Raining Cats & Dogs adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (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, ageappropriate 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. Hopper ID# 559274 Honey ID# 459426 photos by squaredogphoto.com
BEACH CHAIR PASTIMEAnswers on page 27B31B ISLAND SUN APRIL 26, 2013
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