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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Publication Date: 05-03-2013
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MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:49 8:01 6:49 8:02 6:48 8:02 6:47 8:03 6:47 8:03 6:46 8:04 6:45 8:05 VOL. 20, NO. 45 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 3, 2013 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Visual And Performing Arts Are Highlights At Family Day May 5People of all ages are invited to Family Day in BIG ARTS Boler Garden 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 continued on page 4 Sam Baileys Islands Night Set For Wednesday, May 15The 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. Ric Base, president of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, will throw out the first pitch. The Beacons Quartet from Sanibel Community Church will sing the National Anthem on the field. Members of the quartet are: Jack David, John Petel, George Waters and Art Werner. Sponsors are needed to help support local charities. Individual and business sponsorships are available at $100 each. Call 4721516 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 SanibelCaptiva Good Neighbor Fund, Hope Hospice, Sanibel-Captiva Cares, Community Housing & Resources, FISH of Sanibel, Inc., Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Sam Bailey Capital Fund, continued on page 11 Miss-A-Miracle, the Fort Myers Miracle mascot Open Doors instructors Leo and Krista JohnsonGo Under The Sea With The Little Mermaid Jr. The Little Mermaid Jr., which features the hit songs Part Of Your World, Kiss The Girl and the Oscar-winning Under The Sea, will be performed by the middle school performing arts students at The Sanibel School next week. The Little Mermaid Jr. is based on Disneys 2008 Broadway production and animated film. The show runs Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10, and Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17 at the school. Curtain is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $8 for adults and $2 for children. Tickets are available at the school office. The Sanibel School is at 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road and the school office is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The show is being produced and directed by Sanibel School Music Director Joe Angelo. The cast made up of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students continued on page 4 CROW Needs Help Feeding Baby AnimalsWhile spring generally means an exodus of snowbirds from Sanibel, it means a proliferation of other birds namely, baby birds. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is in desperate need of volunteers to help feed the 110 baby animals currently housed at its facility. In addition to 27 songbirds, a total of 11 owls and doves, 10 raccoons and 62 opposums presently call CROW home. Many are healthy babies that concerned people have brought to CROW believing they were abandoned or orphaned, while some are being treated for various health issues. We are 10 times busier now than we are during the winter months and this is when the majority of our volunteers leave for the summer, said CROW Hospital Director Heather Barron. Baby continued on page 10 A CROW volunteer helping with the care of a rabbit


ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 20132 Historical Villages Summer Docents Are Readysubmitted by Emilie AlfinoThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open through August 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, staffed by hardy volunteers who brave the heat to serve the museums visitors. We go from more than 100 docents and volunteers in season to about 15 in the summer, said museum manager Emilie Alfino. Everyone has to work smarter, and we all work together to make sure the museum has the personnel it needs to tend to our guests. The museum will be suspending its docent-led tours on May 10 but audio tours are always available. Each building has at least one audio recitation, controlled by the visitor, with information about that building and its history. Some buildings have more than one. The audio tours are very popular and also assist the docents when handling large numbers of visitors with little staff a more common occurrence in the summer. Ive been pleased to discover that were not just a winter resort as soon as the snowbirds head north, a new crew arrives, mostly from Floridas east coast, said Karl Rodman, a board member and year-round docent. Theyre after all the good things we offer here, but particularly the cool off-shore breezes. So its nice to welcome this new group of visitors. One of the nice things about being a docent in the summer is that its often more relaxed and you get to talk to people more, said Alfino. Depending on their level of interest, you can really get into the history of the island. Our docents are great at that. Lynne Campean Jeri Magg Gayle Pence Debbie Staley Karl and Ann Rodman JUST FOR MOM ON HER DAYMOTHERS DAY MAY 12A GIFT SHE WILL TREASURE Heart Box White Mirror Manatee Basket Octagonal Box Blue-Day Basket Brown Mirror Made in Made in America America Exclusive Exclusive to the to the Museum MuseumSanibel Historical Museum & Village 950 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel 239-472-4648 Open Wed-Sat 10-4 Museum Admission $5 for Adults Gift Shop Only Free


3 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013As of now, the museums summer docents are Barbara Broadhurst, Lynne Campean, Clivie Goodwin, Ann Haymann, Jeri Magg, Gail Migliorini, Gayle Pence, Ann Rodman, Karl Rodman, Rosemary Ryan, Nancy Siegel, Anita Smith, Debbie Staley and Hal Theiss. The museum is open now through August 3, Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It closes August 4 and reopens November 6, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the museum gift shop, which carries a variety of items for children, including coloring books and paper dolls, replicas of Confederate silver and Union gold, and certificates of parole. The gift shop carries sailors valentines, pine needle baskets, and handmade aprons in adult and childrens sizes plus aprons to fit American Girl dolls. All the merchandise in the museum store is made in America. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission this summer is $5 for adults over 18; members are free. For more information, call 472-4648 or visit www.sanibelmuseum. org. Captiva Community Panel To MeetThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 7 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items are: A review of proposed changes in the countys Future Land Use Map and LDC, by county planner Matt Noble. Update on the proposed Lee Plan project and grant. Update on the Monday After The Masters April 15 event. A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. A Captiva Fire District update. A Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update. Public participation is welcome and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting will tentatively be June 11. Information and background documents are available online at www. captivacommunitypanel.com. Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members may attend fitness classes held at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, by presenting a coupon. Booklets of 12 coupons can be purchased at the center; cost is $42, or buy three coupons for $10.50. Cash or checks to the City of Sanibel are accepted. Members of the City of Sanibel Recreation Center must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. with Sandi McDougall. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance, core strength and flexibility exercises. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. 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. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Chairs are used to stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, alignment and circulation. Tuesday Kayaking April 23 and 30, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided. Bring water, a small snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Stop by the center to sign up. Tuesday, April 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Basketweaving Class. Martha Kehow will teach you how to weave a multi-use basket. She will have the kits made up. All you have to do is weave and have fun, and leave with your own hand-made functional basket. Cost is $30. Thursday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jewelry Making Class. Andrea Goetzinger has designed a multi-colored necklace that looks great with Florida colors. The memory wire fits easily and you dont have to worry about a clasp. She will help you create your own piece of unique jewelry. Cost is $20. 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. 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Mon. Sat. 10:30 to 5:00 239-472-3386 www.watsonmacraegallery.comA Sanctuary of Art in The Village Shops FINE ART STUDIO JEWELRY GLASS & CERAMICS A Mothers Day Gift GuideUNIQUE VISION DISTINCT STYLE


4 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 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 HEALTH FOOD STORE THE ONLY HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! 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 From page 1Family DayPediatric 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. The Open Doors Exhibit runs 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 is Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream. Phillips Gallery Patron Sponsor is FineMark National Bank & Trust. Founders Gallery Patron Sponsors are Deborah and John La Gorce. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more information. To purchase tickets stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road or call 395-0900. Lee Republican Women MeetingOn Monday, May 13, the Lee Republican Women Federated will hold their monthly meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Florida House of Representatives District 77 Rep. Dane Eagle. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch and program to follow. Cost is $16 per person, all inclusive. To make reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. Art from the Art by Kids with Cancer project From page 1The Little Mermaid Jr.has been rehearsing the musical since January. The students put on two musical productions each year, in December and May. In years past they have performed junior versions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mulan and Willy Wonka as well as all-time favorites The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls and Beauty and the Beast. The performing arts classes offer students a chance to be on stage as well as work behind the scenes. Performing arts class at The Sanibel School provides experiences ranging from singing, acting and dancing, to running the audiovisual equipment and other crew responsibilities. The students must plan the choreography and staging of the show. Students develop performance techniques in musical and dramatic settings and learn the basics of drama. Angelo said, We earn funds for our musicals primarily through donations, fundraisers and ticket sales. Any donations to help support our musical productions are greatly appreciated. The Little Mermaid is one of Disneys most popular animated films and winner of two Academy Awards. The story is set in a magical kingdom fathoms below, where the young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, shell have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that shes the girl with the enchanting voice. Steve Harrell of Sanibel and Jimmy Franks of Franklin, Tennessee landed two large redfish on April 9 off the coast of Captiva. Kasey Harrell of Sanibel had her first redfish catch the same day. The group was fishing with Capt. Ozzie Lessinger. Fish Caught Jimmy Franks and Steve Harrell Kasey Harrell


Casa Mariposa Stages Ice Cream Social With CHRs Encouragementby Jeff LysiakMore than a dozen residents attended Tuesdays inaugural ice cream social staged at Casa Mariposa, the 12-unit senior development on Sanibel governed by the citys Community Housing & Resources. The tenants enjoyed an afternoon of live music provided by local entertainer Danny Morgan ice cream, pink lemonade, snacks and refreshments, brought by the residents themselves as well as Baileys General Store. According to CHR board member Robyn Moran, when she went around and inspected 72 units, she personally spoke with many of the residents. They talked about wanting a social gathering such as a potluck dinner or lunch-type outing that tenants of each CHR property could hold by themselves as a way to get to know each other better. Moran brought the idea back to the board, who agreed that such an activity would be very beneficial to the community. She also spoke to Morgan, who donated his time and talents to the residents of Casa Mariposa. Myra Legg, who offered the blessing at the beginning of the gathering, said that she enjoyed the informal get-together. This is very nice, added Legg. We should do this for birthdays and other special occasions. Held in the screened gazebo in the center of the complex, residents listened to Morgan sing old fashioned tunes including Red Sails In The Sunset, You Dont Know Me and Makin Whoopee while munching on cheese and crackers, deviled eggs, egg rolls and assorted snacks. Later, the group cooled off with ice cream. Another tenant in the complex, Nancy Getto, expressed her desire to hold social gatherings with her neighbors in the future. Sometimes its hard to plan a get-together, said Getto. But I wish we could do things like this more often. 5 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Tim Garmager, chair of CHRs development committee, with CHR executive director Kelly Collini at Tuesdays inaugural ice cream social at Casa Mariposa photos by Jeff Lysiak Richard Johnson and Mick Denham Robyn Moran and George Campean Nancy Getto and Myra Legg Richard Strauss and Charles Kelleher Danny Morgan Residents of Casa Mariposa give a warm ovation for Danny Morgan, who sang songs and played guitar Libby Magnus, Lynn Ridlehoover and Phyllis Kelleher Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591"Let us Pamper You!"LINDA MARISA JEANNE JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE( b btnf) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms


6 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-472-0177 or adsilby@gmail.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman Services every Sunday 11 a.m. 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes; 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir. Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, 10 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days call ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys, 472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-gr.5) at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Potluck Supper 1st Wed. of the month 5:30 p.m. Morning Prayer Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email ryi139@aol.com. WILLARD DAVID BOYCE JR.Willard David Boyce Jr., 75, of Fort Myers, died on April 22, 2013. He was born on November 23, 1937 in Dover, Delaware, a son of Willard David and Margaret Chance (Phillips) Boyce, Sr. A resident of Fort Myers since 1987, he previously lived in West Chester, Pennsylvania. David lived life to its fullest, he loved the great outdoors but he was always the happiest having his family and friends around. David and Lorettas home was always filled with laughter and fun, it was always the very best of times there. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Loretta (Frank) Boyce, his beloved sons, W. David Boyce III of Fort Myers, and Douglas Chance (Stephanie) Boyce of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, his sister, Anna Boyce (husband, John Pratt) of West Chester, Pennsylvania; he also leaves behind three cherished grandchildren, Angeline, Anna and Trevor, whom he was lovingly called PePe. David will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends, who always enjoyed his charm and fun loving personality. Davids family would like to express their appreciation to the nurses, aides and staff of the Joannes House at Hope Hospice and Page Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for their loving care of David. A memorial service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Friends may sign the guest book at www.horizonfunerals.com. OBITUARY 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). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. 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7 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Sanibel Teen Awarded Zonta Scholarshipsubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasMegan Lucker, an outstanding young Sanibel resident and Fort Myers High School senior, was this years recipient of the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva Young Women In Public Affairs Award. Presented on April 17, the $250 scholarship is given each year to a Sanibel or Captiva teenager in recognition of her commitment to volunteerism, participation in student and community activities and dedication to advancing the status of women. The award is part of a Zonta International Program designed to encourage young women to pursue careers in public policy making, government or volunteer organizations and further their education with those goals in mind. Lucker, 18, exemplified the qualities necessary to win the award, which is given in honor of the late Carla Johnston, a longtime Zontian, community activist and former Sanibel mayor. Luckers long list of accomplishments include membership in the National Junior Honor Society, participation in student government throughout middle and high school, and volunteering at the Sanibel Sea School. She also spent time mentoring at-risk children in Quito, Ecuador as part of her churchs youth group. The kids were residents of a home set up by The Inca Link Organization for children whose parents were in jail or who were abandoned. Closer to home, Lucker serves as the Lee County Teen Ambassador for the American Heart Associations Go Red For Women Campaign. Having suffered a stroke and heart valve procedure herself, Lucker said educating women about the dangers of heart disease is a mission she gladly undertakes. I think that it is an honor to be recognized by the Sanibel/Captiva division of Zonta for my volunteer work the past four years, said Lucker, who was recently accepted by St. Johns University in Annapolis, Maryland. 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. From left, Jodi Lucker, Megans mother, Zontians Ellen Strobel and Barbara Stevelman and Megan Lucker Est. 1986 A Great Place to be Stranded A WIDE VARIETY OF BOOKS JEWELRY WOMENS CLOTHING GIFTS BATH AND BODY GREETING CARDS STATIONERY AND MUCH MORE! 472-5223 1571 Periwinkle Way www.sanibelbookshop


8 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 BIG ARTS Live Jazz & Pop SeasonBIG ARTS on Sanibel has announced its 2013-14 Live Jazz & Pop 35th anniversary season. The lineup includes The Rossano Sportiello Trio (January 11); John Pizzarelli (January 24); Louise Pitre (February 1); The Piano Men (February 8); Grammy winner Tom Paxton (March 7); Musical Tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline (March 21). All shows begin at 8 p.m. at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. The Rossano Sportiello Trio will present their The Great American Songbook, a journey through the masterpieces of American popular music of the s, s and s interpreted according to the idioms of classic jazz improvisation. Award-winning jazz pianist Rossano Sportiello will be joined on stage with bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott, and percussionist Eddie Metz. This concert features special guest Harry Allen on the saxophone. Back for his third Sanibel visit, worldrenowned jazz guitarist and singer, John Pizzarelli has been called hip with a wink by Town & Country, madly creative by the Los Angeles Times and the genial genius of the guitar by The Toronto Star. Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the great American songbook and beyond, bringing to his work the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing. Receiving a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash hit Mamma Mia! was a highlight for Louise Pitre, in a career that spans theater, television and concert stages across the globe. In addition to headlining the Broadway and U.S. touring company casts of Mamma Mia!, Pitre is known for her signature performances as Fantine in Les Misrables (Toronto, Montreal and Paris) and the title character in Edith Piaf. In September, 2009, Louise made her Carnegie Hall debut singing the role of Ulrika in the concert version of the musical Kristina by ABBAs Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, which she reprised at Royal Albert Hall in April 2010. The Piano Men is a musical celebration of the 1970s year by year, hit by hit with the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. Recording artist Jim Witter and his band lead an expertly-crafted tour of an entire decade that begins with Your Song and winds us along on a musical time machine, saluting two of the centurys most popular contemporary songwriters. Grammy-winning guitarist Tom Paxton plays folk music from his celebrated 50-year career. The timeless hit The Last Thing On My Mind, written and recorded by Paxton in 1964, has been The Rossano Sportiello Trio Louise Pitre The ONLY FROZEN YOGURT Store on Sanibel In the Baileys Center Open Everyday 11am to 9pm 239.579.0860 ZebraFrozenYogurt.com 14 FLAVORS + 52 TOPPINGS = YOUR DECISION WHAT FLAVOR WILL YOU CHOOSE?


9 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Grammy winner Tom Paxton Jason Petty and Carolyn Martin Country Royaltyfrequently covered, perhaps most memorably by Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and Peter, Paul and Mary. Along with a host of nominations throughout the 2000s, Paxton received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2009. I have sung Toms songs for three decades and will go on doing so in the new century, for they are beautiful and timeless, and meant for every age, said Judy Collins.Country Royalty goes back in time to bring legends Hank Williams and Patsy Cline back to the stage. Hank Williams: Lost Highway star Jason Petty re-creates the role he has become famous for, while Grammy-nominated singing sensation, Carolyn Martin, gives a jaw-dropping performance at Patsy Cline. In The New York Times, reviewer Bruce Weber writes, Jason Petty does a remarkably good job of rendering Williams famous melodies with the silky warble and sob that recreate their touching simplicity. Carolyn Martin gained national notoriety from the PBS special, The Time Jumpers. Along with a five-piece band, Petty and Martin will perform hits including Crazy, Hey Good Lookin, Sweet Dreams, Your Cheatin Heart, Walking After Midnight, I Saw The Light, I Fall To Pieces and Im So Lonesome I Could Cry.Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including links to artists websites and to purchase tickets. Tickets also available at BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900. Other BIG ARTS Box Office locations are BIG ARTS Gallery & Gift Shop at 2244 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, call 472-9700 or at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, call 472-6862. 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. 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


ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 201310 Open 7 Days From page 1CROW Needs Helpbirds need to be fed every half hour and we do not have enough volunteers and staff to maintain this pace, she said. In addition to feeding the baby animals, CROW needs volunteers willing to act as foster parents. If you are able to help CROW feed or foster these babies, call 4723644. Many injured species arrive at CROW, like this baby birdStudent Recital At BIG ARTSOn Saturday, April 27, music instructor Jennifer Valiquette held her annual student recital at BIG ARTS on Sanibel. Each student displayed their diligence and talent by performing a variety of songs on piano, saxophone and flute. From beginners playing Mary Had A Little Lamb to the more advanced playing jazz and classical, it was an entertaining concert for all in attendance. If you are interested in taking music lessions with Jennifer Valiquette, call 9897799. Front, from left, Jackson Sprecher, Evan Rafalski, Amber Crutchfield, Addison Sprecher, McKenna Sprecher, Carley Ross, Caitlin Ross, Jennifer Valiquette, May Babcock, Caroline OMailia and Tammy Phamm; back, from left, Richard Walker and Daniel Velope To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


11 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Sanibel Physician Helps FISH Clients With Care submitted by Ida VaynbergThere are many ways that neighbors in our island community choose to donate their time and money to help the FISH of Sanibel, Inc. neighbors in need. For many years, Dr. Edward LaMotta has been quietly assisting FISH clients in need with medical care on a pro bono basis. There are times when a qualified FISH client requires medical care, but does not have any health insurance or money to pay for the much needed visit to the doctor. The very generous Dr. LaMotta has stepped in again and again to provide pro bono healthcare for these qualified FISH clients and their families. Meanwhile, FISH helps pay for their medication and laboratory work. Dr. LaMotta and his staff have spent many, many hours assisting FISH clients and they continue to provide professional, quality care for those most in need in our community. FISH would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. LaMotta and his staff for their time and dedication. They help uphold our commitment to help our island neighbors in most need by providing access to much needed medical help necessary for them to lead healthy and productive lives. Words can never express our sincere gratitude for their generosity over the years. If you see Dr. LaMotta or his great team around the islands, please thank him for his great work for those most in need on our islands. He is our own true Sanibel hero. American Legion Post 123Come to American Legion Post 123 this Sunday, May 5 for Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican Fiesta from 1 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music with Robby Hutto from 5:30 p.m. to close. On Sunday, May 12, stop by Post 123 for a meal of BBQ ribs and chicken served from 1 to 8 p.m. Nine-ball pool tournaments continue every Monday night throughout the summer. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are welcome but must be Legion members. Every Friday, Post 123 serves a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Check out the daily specials and the entire menu. The half-pound burgers are a local favorite. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. From page 1Islands NightThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, The Community House and Friends Who Care. Free tickets to Islands Night are available at sponsoring businesses, the Sanibel Recreation Center and Baileys General Store. Dr. Edward LaMotta 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 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 Cream To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Send your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


12 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Kiwanis Club Gifts Over $103,000 To Golisano CampaignMembers of the Kiwanis Club of SanibelCaptiva recently presented a check for $103,950 to Lee Memorial Health System Foundation in support of the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida capital campaign. The campaign supports construction of a new 128-bed state-of-the-art pediatric medical facility on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers. The funds were directed toward the totals of a recent record-breaking fundraising event on Sanibel entitled SanibelCaptiva Cares. The funds will be matched dollarfor-dollar via a $20 million matching challenge grant by Mr. B. Thomas Golisano. Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is part of Lee Memorial Health System in Lee County, Florida. It is the only acute care childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami. The childrens hospital opened in 1994 within HealthPark Medical Center. The name was changed to the Golisano Childrens Hospital in 2012. Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, the primary fund raising entity for the Golisano Childrens Hospital, is currently engaged in a major capital campaign that will enhance pediatric hospital care in Southwest Florida by building a new 292,000 square foot, 128-bed childrens hospital on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center. For more information, visit www. ChildrensHospitalGoal.org. First row, from left, Amanda Cross of Sanibel and chair of Sanibel-Captiva Cares; Lee Memorial Health System President and CEO Jim Nathan, Dick Muench of Kiwanis Club Sanibel-Captiva; Medical Director at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Dr. Emad Salman; Pete Bender of Kiwanis Club Sanibel-Captiva; and Lee Memorial Health System Chief Foundation Officer Sharon MacDonald; Second row, Dave Essig and Alan Marcus; Second row, Jerry Edelman, Kate Dietrich and Andy Schroder; Third row, Maryanne Daly, Jaimie Wimbush and Doug Dietrich; Fourth row, Tim ONeill, Bob Wimbush and Ed Ridlehoover; Fifth row, Peter Perkins, George Campean and Bob Smith; Sixth row, Buddy Long and Ric Base; Top row, Al Hanser, Alan Lane and Doug Congress No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m.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 ShopsasDifferentas ShellsontheBeachOver thirty shops and restaurants all within one mile. Shop ON sanibel Tahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WaySOMETHING FOR EVERYONEClothing Jewelry Shoes Gis Beachwear Home Decor Novelty Items Family Dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner) Vacation & Real Estate Information Town Center2496 Palm Ridge RoadEAT, DANCE, OMTake-out Restaurants (outdoor seating available) Ballroom Dancing Yoga StudioOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadPET-FRIENDLY PLAZAArt Gallery Clothing & Accessories Gis Pet Store Caf (pets welcome on patio) The Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WaySHOP AND BE PAMPEREDWomens Clothing Art Gallery Photo Gallery Home Decor Custom Jewelry Design Tropical Wines Free Trade & Gi Items Hair and Nail Salon (men and women) SHOPONSANIBEL.COMManaged by Royal Shell Property Management | LeaseOnSamibel.com | 239-395-9111Retail: Daily 10am 5pm | Restaurants: Call for hours | Services: By appointment Pet Palooza 3 Pet Palooza 3 is coming to is coming to Tahitian Gardens May 25. Tahitian Gardens May 25. Come meet your new best friend Come meet your new best friend


13 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Summer Sunday Seminar SeriesBeginning Sunday, May 5, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christs popular Summer Sunday Seminary Series returns. Classes will be held every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. in Heron Hall through October. We will explore a variety of topics ranging from the latest in Biblical scholarship to religion in modern life and ethical issues. Watch the website, weekly emails, Facebook and the Sunday bulletin for announcements concerning upcoming topics. Come to church early and/or bring a friend Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For more information, call 472-0497. SCUCC Celebrates March MadnessThe congregation of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ played off the excitement of the recent NCAA Basketball Tournament with their own March Madness Challenge. For the second year in a row, visitors and members were challenged to bring in jars of peanut butter and jelly for the Harlem Heights Food Pantry during the span of the NCAA Tournament and they responded. They were able to deliver more than 500 jars to the Harlem Heights Food Pantry, located on Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers, where they were enthusiastically received by the all volunteer staff from the High Hopes organization. This special challenge is just part of the congregations ongoing support of the Harlem Heights Food Pantry and other organizations that address hunger issues. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, across from Periwinkle Place. Concerning The Recent Arrest Of Chad Navesubmitted by Sanibel Community Church Council and Pastor Daryl DonovanWe are shocked and deeply grieved by what has transpired. We in no way condone or support what Chad has done. We do, however, stand in support of his family. The charge is that Chad obtained child pornographic materials on the Internet and passed these images to others. The Federal Court has stringent guidelines in force with the best interest of the publics protection as the highest priority. An electronic monitor has been attached to Chad and he is under house arrest. Just to state clearly, he will not cross on to the property of Sanibel Community Church or any other church, school or public property. Any movement outside of the home must be pre-approved by a federal officer and a court appointed guardian must accompany him. We ask for your prayers at this time. FISH Sponsors Tutoring Program Maria, a single mother who came to the U.S. in pursuit of a healthy, stable environment for her family, is a FISH of Sanibel Inc. success story. Maria came to FISH four months ago after learning of English as a second language (ESL) program in conjunction with the Literacy Council of the Gulfcoast. FISH collaborates with the Literacy Council of the Gulfcoast, a United Way partner, to provide ESL services for those living and working on the islands. Marias goal was to strengthen her English skills. Through FISHs program, she met Karen, Literacy Council volunteer, who provides ESL tutoring. They worked together twice a week to reinforce her understanding of the English language, and increase Marias English proficiency to help her reach her next goal; to attend college on a part-time basis. Maria has expressed her gratitude to FISH for providing ESL tutoring. Both she and her tutor, Karen, are experiencing the rewards resulting from hard work and dedication. Thanks to another successful FISH program, Maria has now realized a goal that will impact her future forever. 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


14 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellJust over a year ago, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club ventured overseas (across the causeway) on a field trip to the construction site of the Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center. In the middle of a five-acre parcel, just off San Carlos Boulevard sat an impressive 14,000-square-foot unfinished construction shell. Construction stopped when a financial pledge of $4 million to complete the project was withdrawn because of the national downturn in the economy and its impact on the primary financial supporter of the center. The challenge for the Heights Foundation was to search out financial support from community, state and federal resources to complete the project. Executive Director Kathryn Kelly and Heights Foundation board members Julie Workman and Victor Mayeron never gave up. They had the vision of a bustling community center offering a myriad of activities: English and literacy classes, after school and summer camp programs, play groups and Reading Buddies programs, job training, outreach programs, computer learning lab, culinary arts training facilities, a 250seat theater space with light track and sound booth equipment for theatrical performances, dance classes and theater arts instruction. The space will also be used for community functions and social gatherings and will have a full catering kitchen. Rotarians were so impressed with the impact that this center could make in the Harlem Heights community that they voted to pledge $25,000, upon receipt of the centers certificate of occupancy, for the fitting of a generalpurpose activities room. Kelly, along with Heights board members and many others, worked diligently on grant writing and fundraising to reach their financial goal and put back into action construction and completion of the Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center. They reached their goal earlier this year and the construction shell is now a beautiful and colorful completed center. Last Friday, Rotarians journeyed overseas to tour the community center in all its splendor. All classrooms are now open for after-school programs plus a number of adult activities and training programs. Sanibel-Captiva Rotarians were there to present their $25,000 check and to tour the building. Our club president, John Grey, was so impressed with the community center that he joined the board of directors at the center. We also invited a number of other local Rotary Clubs to send representatives to join us for breakfast, see the facilities, hear Kelly outline the types of programs now running and future plans. Rotary Trust Foundation member Chet Sadler is now trying to put together another Rotary matching-grant project with six other local Rotary Clubs for the community center. This grant is being written to help fit out the kitchen area. Funds are also needed for light and sound equipment for the theater area. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club congratulates the Harlem Heights Foundation for its remarkable achievement and hopes to continue our support for your cultural arts and community center. 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. Sponsorship Brick at the center Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center Kathryn Kelly and John Grey Rotary Room at the community center (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 certificateCLASSIC SCENIC UNDISCOVEREDCUBAN Culture, Art & MusicPlease Call: Leigh Klein for details at ALL WAYS TRAVEL ALL WAYS TRAVEL 239.472.3171 239.472.3171An Af liate of Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. Member of Signature Travel Network got cuba? got cuba? Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


15 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Say Yes To Turtles And To Beachessubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsA new rule on habitat might end up pitting healthy beaches against healthy turtles and thats an unnecessary conflict that ends up benefiting neither. Some background: In late march, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued a proposed rule to designate much of the coastal East Coast as critical habitat for the loggerhead turtle, which is already designated as an endangered species. Broken into three units covering coastline from North Carolina to Mississippi, these designations would place restrictions on what can be done in coastal regions where the loggerhead nests. Those restrictions could be pretty broad, extending to what is allowed to be done on beaches including how beaches are managed and maintained. The proposed rule acknowledges a nourished beach that is designed and constructed to mimic a natural beach system may benefit sea turtles more than an eroding beach it replaces. However, it claims a larger proportion of turtles abandon attempts to nest on engineered beaches compared to natural beaches, due chiefly to physical differences between the two post-construction. Also cited by the rule as interfering with nesting are groins and jetties, coastal development, recreational beach use, predation, and the increased severity of tropical storms caused by global warming, among other elements. No one will argue against protecting loggerheads, but the broad designation advocated by USFWS may not achieve much protection and could bring with it a significant cost. Failure to adequately restore eroded coastlines would not only reduce the nesting habitat for turtles (who thrive on a wide natural beach), it could pose significant threats to coastal economies (who thrive on the visitors and residents healthy beaches bring), to recreation (since beaches are more highly used that all our public parks combined) and to private properties and public infrastructure (which are best protected by wide beaches and high dunes to keep storm waves away). This potentially pits turtles against people and thats just not necessary nor productive. The proposed USFWS rule cites beach sand placement as one of twelve primary threats to loggerhead habitat, but relies upon data from 1999 to support that claim. Managing beaches to protect environmental resources has advanced significantly since then, and those advances need to be recognized in the agencys findings. Remember, all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beach renourishment projects face a thorough environmental review before approval, and many state and local governments currently have management plans in place to protect wildlife and habitat as well. It would be prudent to expand those efforts first, to ensure that turtle habitat is protected but not to the exclusion of other activities and that the myriad threats to nesting are considered as part of the planning process for use and management, not after the fact. Most coastal residents, businesses and communities are committed to protecting loggerhead sea turtle habitats a goal best achieved when all resources are balanced in the decision-making process. To do so, USFWS must fully consider all of the environmental, recreational, and economic effects of this proposed rule and you have a chance to encourage them to do just that, as well as to add your voice to turtle nesting protection efforts. USFWS wants your opinion on this designation, but public comments must be submitted by May 24. Information is available online at www.federalregister. gov/articles/2013/03/25/2013-06458/ endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-andplants-designation-of-critical-habitat-forthe-northwest, which is also where you can leave your comments. For more information, go to www. asbpa.org, Facebook or www.twitter. com/asbpa. Critical Habitat For LoggerheadsA list of states and their counties that contain critical habitat for the loggerhead (although not all of the countys coastline is necessarily included in that designation): Florida: Bay, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gulf, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Monroe, Palm Beach, Sarasota, St. Johns, St. Lucie and Volusia North Carolina: Brunswick, Carteret, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender South Carolina: Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton and Georgetown Georgia: Camden, Chatham, Liberty and McIntosh Alabama: Baldwin Mississippi: Jackson 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" 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 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! 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It is because of issues like these that the public asked the FWC to streamline current marine fisheries rules. Cleaning up marine fisheries information in 68B of Florida Administrative Code will make it easier for anglers to understand and therefore enjoy Floridas many saltwater fishing opportunities. It will do this by providing consistency among regulations and clarifying complex and confusing language. The first part of the proposed cleanup and reorganization effort includes standardizing the format and rule language for 20 species chapters and relocating the regulations for swordfish, wahoo and sheepshead to new rule chapters of their own, separate from chapters dealing with other species. Neither of the changes will alter the meaning of these rules or how they are enforced. The second part of the proposal includes the creation of a new General chapter, which will house definitions and regulations that can be applied to all marine fisheries. Currently, there is no place for general definitions or rules that apply to all marine fisheries. Instead, individual chapters contain repetitive definitions or rule language, which can be cumbersome and confusing to the reader, especially when worded differently. These changes will reduce confusion and enhance compliance by ensuring there is consistency among wording and meaning, and by eliminating repetition. All proposed regulations for the new chapter have been taken from existing species rules, and are therefore not new regulations. However, moving them to the new chapter will mean they apply to all marine fisheries, which could change how certain rules are currently enforced for certain species. For example, a rule in place for red drum, reef fish and king mackerel, specifying vessel operators are responsible for any fishery violations that occur aboard a vessel, will be moved to the General chapter and applied to all saltwater fishing. This change will improve enforceability even if no one on the vessel is willing to claim responsibility. Changes in definitions could also improve how the regulations are enforced. For example, the proposal would expand the definition of Florida waters to include any potential fishing site and the adjacent parking area. The definition of harvest would be expanded to include the unnecessary harming or destruction of marine organisms. This rule-cleanup proposal, which will be brought before the Commission for final approval at its June meeting in Lakeland, is the first phase of an extensive rule-cleanup process being conducted by FWC staff, including members of the FWCs Legal Office and divisions of Law Enforcement and Marine Fisheries Management. The public is encouraged to offer input on this proposal by attending one of two public webinars April 22 or 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT. Learn more by visiting www.MyFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on Saltwater, Rulemaking and Upcoming Public Workshops. Future phases of the cleanup will include standardizing the remaining chapters in 68B; conducting a review of the FWCs current local laws, which are specific to counties or regions, to determine which ones are still needed; and conducting a comprehensive review of Florida Statutes to determine which statutes need to be transferred to FWC rule or recommended for repeal. Learn more about this proposal by clicking the Commission Meetings link at www.MyFWC.com/Commission. SCCFs Anders To Speak At Shell Point AcademyThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes to its Summer Academy Kristie Anders, education director at the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. Anders will speak Monday, May 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Anders presentation, entitled Fish: No Bones About It, is an overview of cartilaginous fish that have no bones. Anders will speak about elasmobranchii, a subclass of Chondrichthyes, which are cartilaginous fish such as sawfish, sharks, stingrays and skates. Anders will also share what motivated Teddy Roosevelts visit to Captiva and what it had to do with stingrays. We are delighted to welcome Kristie back to The Academy. She always highlights areas of ecological interest that are relevant to right here, where we live, said Teri Kollath, manager of Volunteer Services and The Academy at Shell Point. This event is free, but reservations are required. Call 489-8472 for more information. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org.


17 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013This neonatal hawk, patient #0898, must be kept in an incubator to stabilize its body temperature. It is fed numerous times per day to ensure that its caloric intake is at a maximum, which is very important for a youngster of any species to grow properly CROW Case Of The Week Red Shouldered Hawk Babyby Patricia MolloyHawks are common symbols in mythology, often representing swiftness, agility and strength. Redshouldered hawks (Buteo lineatus) are divided into five subspecies. The variety found in south Florida have the palest plumage of those in North America. They are territorial and monogamous avians best known for their distinctive, loud kee-aah. Unlike most hawks, a red-shouldered hawk is a sit-and-wait hunter, utilizing perches instead of the ground to hunt for prey. A neonatal red-shouldered hawk was delivered to CROW after an apparent fall from its nest. It looks like a little fluff ball, said Dr. Heather. After a thorough exam, it was found to be uninjured, however, the infant required around-the-clock care. Our hope is to re-nest him as soon as possible, she added. Often when a healthy baby bird is admitted to the clinic, the CROW staff will return it to the location at which it was found within a couple of days in hopes that the parents will are still in the area. If the original nest is damaged, a more sturdy, handmade one will be attached to a tree with bungee cords, off the ground, to protect the bird from predators. After filling the nest box with wood chips and feeding the baby a hearty breakfast, CROW staffers and/or volunteers will monitor the progress of the bird at a safe distance. The paternal instincts of avians are very strong, and in most cases, the parents will quickly resume feeding their little ones. Spring has sprung, which means that the CROW clinic is inundated with babies of all species, particularly birds. Volunteers are desperately needed to help care for and feed injured, abandoned and abducted hatchling woodpeckers, blue jays, common grackles and newborn eastern screech owls. Training is provided. Volunteer shifts are four hours and divided by morning and afternoon schedules. If you are interested, call Kathy Boone, CROWs volunteer coordinator, at 472-3644 ext. 229 or email her at volunteers@crowclinic.org. Help reverse some of the damage to native habitat created by humans by donating your time to save our precious wildlife. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. 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


18 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Big High Water For Big Actionby Capt. Matt MitchellJust coming off the full moon this past week, we had some really giant mid-day high tides. These high tides made for the perfect set up to mangrove fish for redfish. Not only was the redfish bite going on this week but the snook action stayed hot too, often finding snook right under the bushes mixed in with the reds. Fishing the lower water action started out slow with trout and a few reds but once the tide got up, the fishing was very consistent. Mangrove shorelines around the mouth of the river were the best redfish bite for me this week. Tail hooked pinfish flipped up under the mangroves caught redfish to 34 inches. Once you found a mangrove that was holding redfish, the bite was non-stop with some holes producing six or more top-of-the-slot reds. During lower periods of the tide, I fished for the redfish in sand potholes just out from the mangroves in two to three feet of water with cut ladyfish and cut pinfish. Although this bite was nothing like the high water bite, you could still pick up a few reds while you waited for the tide to get right. Snook could be found anywhere from a mangrove creek all the way out to the passes and the beach this week. During the low incoming water, I spent my time targeting deeper mangrove channels and creeks with live shiners. Pitching a few shiners as chum against a shoreline quickly let you know if the spot was worth fishing. Higher water oyster bars and shallower mangrove keys were the places to be. Trolling motor fishing mangrove shorelines with soft plastic jigs during the high tide was also a good bet. Once the tide got down about half way, I moved on to docks and the passes and the bite just continued. A better bait choice for docks and the passes was live pinfish and grunts. This week I did not catch as many jumbo trout as I have in the past few weeks. We did catch a 27-incher one day while snook fishing a mangrove shoreline though. These jumbo trout are still going on but with great high water this week, I just did not concentrate my efforts on trout fishing at all. Sharks off all varieties have moved into the sound in good numbers. Blacktips can be found on just about any flat and will eat both live and cut bait. These are one of my favorite fish to catch when fishing with kids. The deeper water in the middle sound is a great place to get this going on. A chum bag hung off the back of the boat will quickly draw in the twoto four-foot blacktips. On light spinning tackle, rig up with a float, a sixto 12-inch piece of light wire and a circle hook. For bait I like a live pinfish, but cut bait will also get it done. These scrappy blacktips make screaming runs and often jump. Be careful releasing these fish as they are solid muscle and able to contort their body to bite their tail. I have a long hook remover and try not to lift them out of the water. Tarpon fishing is still a little hit and miss from the reports I have received from other captains. There are fish that have been spotted throughout our area but just not that consistently quite yet. Both out on the beaches and in the sound I have seen a few fish rolling and free jumping yet I have not started to target them as I hoped. By the time you read this I will have been fishing them for about a week non-stop and should have much better information and, hopefully, some pictures to share. Today was my last snook and redfish trip for a while as I now move on to tarpon fishing, pretty much all of May.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. 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19 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Ding Darling Celebrates National Trails DayTake a hike, play Animal Olympics and learn more about refuge creatures and the fingerprints they leave on refuge trails at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel during National Trails Day, to be held on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Indigo Trail and the Bailey Tract will be open all day free to hikers and bikers, who will be able to also experience the new Childrens Education Boardwalk trail. Wildlife Drive will remain closed for maintenance. The days activities will include: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Animal Olympics: Test your abilities against the elite Olympians of the animal world. This fun, interactive program runs all day along the Indigo Trail. 10 a.m. Indigo Trail Hike: Join naturalists as they lead a one-hour tour identifying the ecosystems plants, animals, birds, reptiles, and more. Explore the Childrens Birding Trail and its two-story observation deck. Bring water and bus spray, and meet at the flagpole in front of the Education Center. 11 a.m. Reading in the Refuge: Oh Scat & Animal Tracks: Whose scat is that? Whose tracks are those? Learn about the wondrous world of animal tracking from a refuge naturalist in this fun, 30-minute interactive program in the Education Center Classroom. 1 p.m. Wildlife Wonders: What makes a bird a bird? Why is a manatee called a sea cow? Is that a crocodile or alligator? Find the answers to these questions and more as you join a naturalist in exploring the refuges unique ecosystem. The 30-minute program takes place in the Education Center Classroom. The Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge co-hosts the 2013 National Trails Day activities to educate about wildlife and opportunities for getting outdoors at the refuge. For more information on the event, call 472-1100 ext. 237. Try out Dings new Refuge Ranger photo opp mural at National Trails Day We Proudly Brew Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Fun new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun new" Moo Wear for all agesServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Treat Treat Mom Mom on on Mother Mother s Day All All Mothers Mothers receive receive sweets sweets We Will Serve You We Will Serve You 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.comVoted Best Family Dining Restaurant 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012


20 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Kristin Lewis of Chapel Hill, North Carolina found an alphabet cone and a horse conch on the beach at Pointe Santo de Sanibel on April 23. Kristin is the granddaughter of Pat and Stokes Fishburne, who resided in The Sanctuary Golf Club for many years. Shells Found Kristin Lewis Sanibel sheller Mike Gillmore found a junonia near the Lighthouse Beach pier around midday on Sunday, April 28. It was his fourth junonia found on the Sanibel and Captiva islands. Mike Gillmore holding his junonia shell Junonia found by Mike Gillmore Shells Found During our annual family shelling vacation to Sanibel, we each found an alphabet cone as well as other treasures. These lucky shellers are Linda and Kristian from Boulder Creek, California and Pamella from Fortuna, California. We love coming to Sanibel. they said. Linda and Kristian from Boulder Creek, California, and Pamella from Fortuna, California Shells Found Joseph Passanisi and Jannando Rodriguez from Brooklyn, New York found a lions paw on April 18 at Bowmans Beach on Sanibel. They said, Ever since we stepped foot on Sanibel Island, all weve been doing is shelling and looking for unique shells. We will hopefully be contacting you after we find our first junonia. Shells Found Lions paw 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 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... Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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22 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013Sanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationTurtle Tracks Learn about the life cycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) is doing to protect them. Since 1992, SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff have monitored every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches each morning from May 1 through October, looking for tracks to nests laid the night before or nests that have hatched. The Turtle Tracks program is Thursday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at SCCF. The program is free to SCCF members and children, $5 for adults. Take a walk on the trails or visit the butterfly house following the program. Tank Talks On Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m., an SCCF biologist will present the program Tank Talks in the nature center. The nature center has educational ambassadors living in tanks. There is Indie, the endangered indigo snake; Jewel, the diamond back terrapin, Happy, the Florida snapping turtle; Salty, the mangrove water snake; plus baby box turtles and critters in the touch tank. Take a guided tour to learn about these living ambassadors, many of which are SCCF research subjects. The cost of the talk is $5, with SCCF members and children free. Snowy Plover ProgramWatch where you walk; there are plovers on the beach. SCCF has been monitoring and staking the nests of this bird on Sanibel beaches for 10 years. Learn about this threatened species and what you can do to protect their small nesting populations at the Snowy Plover Program on Thursday, May 9 at 2 p.m. in the SCCF auditorium. Cost of program is $5, with SCCF members free and children. Call SCCF at 4722329 for more information on these programs unless otherwise indicated. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Green sea turtle grazing on seagrass Happy, the Florida snapping turtle Snowy plover sibling chicks brighten mealsup your 5491499Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!CoronaImported BeerExtra or Light, 12 Pack Bottles or CansJerrysBrown Bag SpecialAny Half Sub, Small Bag of Chips and Medium Soda follow us on Thur., 5.2.2013 Wed., 5.8.2013FreshBroccoli Bunch 1049 ea. lb.Boars HeadOven Gold Turkey399Perfect for Cinco de Mayo!Maui Pepper Co.Sunset SalsaAssorted Flavors, 15 oz. save1.00ea. save.50lb.299brighten mealsup your save.50ea. save1.00 99FloridaCut Watermelonlb.ea.


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24 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 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 Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on Heres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 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 33957239-472-1133woostertv@embarqmail.com www.woostertv.com


25 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Birds Eye ViewSnakes!by Mark Bird WestallFor the past several weeks, I have been going through a list of creatures the media reports are the most dangerous to humans. That list, starting with the least threatening and progressing on up, has included bears, sharks, Cape buffaloes, hippos, elephants, the big cats, crocodilians and scorpions. And even though the list includes some of the scariest creatures according to the media; in reality, the number of fatalities per year is really quite low. All of these terribly dangerous creatures combined kill less than 5,000 people worldwide annually. The next group of creatures on the list comes from the Order Squamata and probably frighten more people on a daily basis than any other type of animal on the planet; snakes. As I have said, many times before, I believe that our deep fear of certain species stems from our distant evolutionary past, but in the case of snakes, there actually are some legitimate reasons to still be cautious (notice I said cautious and not fearful) around them. Although most snakes are not harmful to humans, a few species are potentially dangerous to humans and it is purported that they may kill as many as 20,000 people a year. Thats a fair number of people. Our genetic basis for the fear of snakes goes all the way back to when hominids first showed up in Africa and then expanded outward towards India well over a million years ago. Some of the most dangerous snakes to humans are found in that part of the world. As a result, that fear is so deeply entwined within our DNA that all we have to do is see Indiana Jones say, Why does it have to be snakes! and we feel that all snakes are just plain creepy. But humans are intelligent, right? And the people of Sanibel want to coexist with the wildlife of the island, right? People are always telling me that what makes humans different from the rest of life on this planet is our ability think and reason. So, we should be able use our intelligence to differentiate one species of snake from another and comprehend what is dangerous and what is not. SCCF has a very good herpetologist on staff, Chris Lechowicz, who would be glad to educate anyone who is interested in learning about the snakes of Sanibel. No environmentally-friendly citizen of Sanibel has an excuse for ever killing a snake. Although there are venomous snakes found all around the world, some even on Sanibel, most snakes on the island are of the harmless kind and, actually, can provide a benefit to people who live here by controlling rodents and bugs that can come into our houses. One species of snake that was found here historically (and sadly now, possibly extinct), the indigo snake, is one of the most gentle of snakes and even preyed on the snakes that could harm us. But wherever one lives, it should be an easy task to find out what snakes in the area are venomous and dangerous. Learn to identify these species and then just leave the others alone. That is called using our intelligence. In Southwest Florida, there are four species of venomous snakes that can be found and, therefore, potentially could be on Sanibel; the eastern diamond-back rattlesnake, the dusky pygmy rattlesnake, the Florida cottonmouth (or water moccasin), and the eastern coral snake. In 35 years as a professional naturalist, Ive only had to deal with one rattlesnake on the island and that was probably accidently brought here and discovered hiding in a forklift pallet behind Baileys. I think Charles LeBuff found one years ago down by the lighthouse that was probably from the mainland and drifted out here on a log. I also remember pygmy rattlers being discovered occasionally on the island in years past in landscaping pots. On the other hand, I have had many people tell me that they have seen water moccasins on the Sanibel River or in other water bodies on the island, but I have yet to come across one while wading around in waist-deep water trimming the Sanibel River for the city. I have, however, come across many common water snakes in my wanderings and they can be easily mistaken for a cottonmouth. I remember one early morning, walking through the wetlands to get to where I had stored my canoe and when I turned the canoe over, there was a snake all coiled up looking and acting as though it was a cottonmouth. It had its mouth open in typical cottonmouth behavior and in the early pre-dawn light I couldnt see it well enough to easily identify it. I had to identify it. I couldnt let a possible cottonmouth sighting on the island get away. I had to get a closer look. Of course, I didnt have a snake-hook with me so I had to lean in close to see if the snake had oval pupils (water snake) or cat-like pupils (cottonmouth). As I am leaning in closer and closer to the snake and it is increasingly threatening to strike at me, I am thinking, Great! Just because I feel the obligation to identify a possible cottonmouth on Sanibel, Im going to get bit on the nose! I hope its a water snake and not a cottonmouth. It was a water snake and I wasnt bitten. Unfortunately, when many island residents come across a snake that vaguely mimics a venomous snake, they kill it first and ask questions later. Many snakes will mimic the appearance and behavior of dangerous snakes because usually most other creatures will just leave them alone. But humans fear snakes so much they tend to think the only good snake is a dead snake. continued on page 32


26 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Shell Points 2013 Summer Concert Series To BeginShell Point Retirement Community has announced the 2013 Shell Point Summer Concert Series. Kicking off on Tuesday, June 11 with The Naples Jazz Orchestra, the fourth annual series will also welcome The Sunshine Trio on Thursday, July 11 and The BUZZ, a Sweet Adeline Barbershop Quartet on Friday, August 9. Shell Point Summer Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church. Tickets are available to the general public for all three concerts. Tickets are $35 for the series of three concerts or $15 for individual concerts. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 4542067. Many residents live here year round, and we love being able to offer this concert series for everyone to enjoy, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. Feedback from the first three years has been amazing, and we are looking forward to another wonderful season. The Naples Jazz Orchestra is a big band in the tradition of the legendary bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and the Tonight Show Band. They will perform the music of the greatest composers, arrangers and bands of jazz history at Shell Point on Tuesday, June 11. Comprised of some of the finest professional jazz musicians in Florida, the Orchestra was formed to provide the highest quality big band jazz experience available to audiences and musicians in Southwest Florida. Enjoy an evening of light classical and popular favorites with the sounds of the Sunshine Trio on Thursday, July 11. Members include Kay Kemper, harp, Scott ODonnell, viola, and Beth Larsen, flute. All three accomplished musicians perform with the Southwest Florida Symphony and the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. The BUZZ is a Sweet Adeline Supergroup coming to Shell Point on Friday, August 9. Already well-medaled individually before they got together, Nancy Cloeter, Debbie Cleveland, Karen Breidert and Jeannie Froelich have won several Sweet Adelines International Quartet championships as The Buzz. They have been delighting audiences and happily living their Four Parts, One Voice motto ever since. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-7801131. The Sunshine Trio The Naples Jazz Orchestra 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 29 BEERS ON TAP! 2 2 2 voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 2012HOME OF THE HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA 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 05-10-13COME 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 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 The BUZZ


27 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra EventYoung Peoples Concert, entitled Symphony Is All Around You, will be held on Tuesday, May 7 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall under the direction of Chris Confessore. The Symphony Is All Around You is fun-filled concert that is an excellent introduction to the wonderful sound of a live, professional orchestra in concert. Students will take a journey with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra to discover how the symphony is part of their everyday lives, with music by Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky as well as selections from Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Star Wars. The program is offered free to area elementary school students with support from Publix Supermarkets Charities. Funding assistance for transportation is made available to the schools through the support of LCEC and the Southwest Florida Symphony Society. If you are interested in attending a performance or wish to provide additional funding support for this project, call the Symphony Office at 418-0996. In addition, the Youth Orchestra Concert will be held on Sunday, May 12 starting at 7 p.m. at the Cypress Lake High School Auditorium. David Cole will be the conductor. The Youth Orchestra will present the final concert of this season and 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! Tickets $5 for students and $10 for adults, available in advance or at the door. Box office information www.swflso. org or call the box office at 418-1500. 2013-14 season subscriptions are now on sale. International Artist To Perform At Music WalkOn Friday, May 17, internationally acclaimed percussionist Ayb Dieng and friends are playing at the French Connection during Music Walk in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Originally from Senegal, Dieng has gained international fame by collaborating with legends such as Brian Eno, Mick Jagger, Herbie Hancock, reggae star Bob Marley, beatnik author William S. Burroughs, Emmy Award-winning flutist Kat Epple, jazz rock drummer Ginger Baker and prolific bassist/producer Bill Laswell. He has performed live at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall with Karl Berger. He has also recorded a solo album entitled Rhythmagick. After touring around the world, Dieng is back in Southwest Florida to perform select live shows. Ayb Dieng has a large, loyal following in Southwest Florida 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. May 3 & 4: Bad Banditos May 6 & 9: Captiva Crab Races May 7 & 8: 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


28 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Sea Turtle Nesting Season StartsThe beginning of sea turtle nesting season in Southwest Florida is upon us once again. Wednesday, May 1 marked the official start of nesting season, but Captiva was the lucky recipient of the first loggerhead nest on the west coast on Sunday. All sea turtle species are protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and are either threatened or endangered. As nesting season gets under way on the islands, please keep the following in mind to provide a safe beach for nesting and hatching: Shield or turn off lights near the beach Take all beach furniture, tents and umbrellas off the beach with you Fill any holes you dig Pick up trash on the beach, especially plastic Honor the leash law Do not approach or disturb nesting turtles Never take a flash photo of a sea turtle Limit your use of flashlights on the beach at night For more information on the sea turtles that nest and hatch on our beaches, visit the SCCF Nature Center for our Turtle Tracks education program. A nesting sea turtle on the beach Lakes Park To Host Public Gardens DayLakes Park Enrichment Foundation is hosting a day-long celebration in recognition of National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 10 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public, the event includes garden tours; birding tips and tours; guest speakers including well-known local author Charles Sobczak and cartoonist Doug McGregor; demonstrations by local garden clubs, nurseries and growers; childrens story-telling and activities and more. In addition, the culmination of the 2013 Botanic Gardens at Lakes Park Photography Contest will take place at noon with the presentation of the awards. The winning photos will be on display during the day. The day begins with a bird walk at 7:30 a.m. and a second bird walk at 9 a.m., starting in the gardens and continuing to the new wetlands area of the park. Hourly tours of gardens include the succulent collection, ginger garden, the butterfly garden, heritage rose garden, vertical garden, water garden, bromeliad garden, the wedding gazebo and community garden. Continental breakfast will be available in the morning, as well as refreshments throughout the day. For a complete schedule of events, visit www. LakesPark.org. A variety of activities and programs will showcase the many gardens and other special features of Lakes Park, said Susan Moore, active member of the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. The day will emphasize the impact of Lakes Park on our local natural environment and all the benefits the park has to offer. Lakes Park joins more than 500 public gardens in the nationwide celebration, and May 10 is officially designated as National Public Gardens Day in Lakes Park by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners. The event is being sponsored locally by the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, a 501c3 organization that enriches the park with many projects including an expansion of the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park. The foundations main focus is to assist Lee County Parks and Recreation in the continued implementation of the $30 million Lakes Park Master Plan, enhancing the parks environmental aesthetics, wildlife habitat and recreational amenities for the community to enjoy for many years to come. For more information on the foundation, visit www.LakesPark.org. The Lee County Bird Patrol is also assisting in this event. National sponsors include the American Public Gardens Association, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and Rain Bird Irrigation. Free parking is available by downloading a voucher at www.LakesPark.org. Lakes Regional Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive between US 41 and Summerlin Drive. For more information, contact Marsha Asp, Vice President of Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, at 851-6434. Pink ibis in the trees at Lakes Park 2013 Botanic Gardens at Lakes Park Photography Contest winners will be announced 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


29 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Plant SmartRed Silk-Cotton Treeby Gerri ReavesThe red silkcotton trees ( Bombax ceiba) origin is unknown, but it is thought to be native to tropical Asia or Australia. The term bombax derives from the Greek word for silk. After leaf drop in early winter, the tree flowers, a stunning display perfectly timed for seasonal visitors. The eye-catching scarlet-red flowers are up to a half-foot across and last only about a week on the branch. (Some trees have orange or white flowers.) Tulip-like and five-petaled, the flowers appear near the branch ends, attracting a host of birds to feed and pollinate. The petals are reflexed, or bent downward, at the tips, and the many stamens have purple-black tips. The straight trunk covered with sharp spines supports tiers of horizontal branches. The gray-green palmate compound leaves have three to nine leaflets. Fruit capsules of about six inches long split open while on the tree and release cottony floss embedded with brown seeds. The incredibly soft cotton falls to the ground or becomes wind-borne. The tree has drawbacks, too. The litter from leaves, flowers, and cotton fluff make it a somewhat messy species, and the prickly trunk is a safety hazard. In addition, the trees sheer size, up to 100 feet tall with a wide breadth, makes it too large for many residential landscapes. Sources: Flowering Trees of Florida by Mark K. Stebbins, Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan, lee.ifas.ufl. edu, and plantbook.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. During its flowering period in January, this red silk-cotton tree was a show-stopper The large conical spines on the trunk can be a safety concern Located at Casa Ybel ResortMay 12, 2013 11:00am to 3:00 pm2255 W. Gulf Dr. Sanibel, Fl. 33957 thistlelodge.com Mothers Day Brunch BuffetLobster & Crab Bisque Tropical Fruit Explosion Local Seafood Selection Imported Cheese & Antipasto Platter Smoked Fish Display Fresh Salad Selections Fresh Baked Breads Eggs & Omelettes Homestyle Breakfast Selection Grouper & Crab au Gratin Roast Prime Rib of Beef Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb Garlic Smashed Potatoes Wild Rice Pilaf Southern Style Succotash Assorted Dessert Selection Adults $49.95 plus tax and gratuity. Children 10 years and under $19.95 plus tax & gratuity. Children under 3 years no charge. Call for Reservations (239) 472-9200 Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out Every Thursday Karaoke Ladies Night-SaturdaysMay 4th Robby Hutto 9pm-Midnight 1/2 Price Drinks for LadiesLIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday, May 3rdThe TroublestartersFriday, May 10thRobby Hutto & The Absent Minded r d a y e s Come Watch With Us!Run For The RosesSaturday May 4th Food & Drink Specials 1 1/ / 2 Pr ic e Dr in ks f or L ad i e e s s To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Even as the pods dispersed their silky floss in April, new leaves appeared photos by Gerri Reaves


30 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Swallowtailed Kite Nest Draws Interest Of Birdersby Jeff LysiakThey say the early bird catches the worm, so it would make sense to say the early birders might catch the best look at two of the rarest birds on the islands. Last week, a dozen aviary aficionados gathered across the street from the Pete & Pat Allen Family Tract (part of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations Bob Wigley Preserve on Casa Ybel Road) in order to catch a glimpse of a nesting pair of swallowtailed kites. According to birding expert Jim Griffith, who led the tour on behalf of SCCF, he estimated that the migratory species now numbers between 2,500 and 7,000. Approximately one-third of the worlds swallowtailed kite population will nest for part of the year in Florida. Dr. Ken Meyer, of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute, told me to start looking for (swallowtailed kites) around the end of February, but on February 21, I was out on my deck and saw one of them flying overhead, said Griffith, a Sanibel resident. So I started looking for them around the island. The swallowtailed kite, which prefers living in tropical and subtropical forests with swamps, marshes and other wetlands, is a raptor that will grow to 19 to 26 inches in length with a wingspan about four feet wide. It feeds on insects, lizards, snakes and reptiles, but will also eat small birds and nestlings. Females lay one to three eggs when reproducing, and the eggs incubate for 28 to 31 days. Young kites fledge from five and a half to seven weeks after hatching. Griffith said that he and Mark Bird Westall came across the swallowtailed kite nest while birding one morning around March 1. Both men speculate that the female kite is sitting on eggs, the male kite is feeding her and the eggs are due to hatch. On April 26, Griffith told a group of birders armed with cameras, binoculars and spotting scopes perched on tripods that the swallowtailed kites prefer a nest that is in a high location. Unfortunately, the nest in the Bob Wigley Preserve doesnt appear to be very well constructed or protected from the elements. They make a pretty shabby nest. Itll probably be blown down some time this summer, said Griffith, who noted that the birds will likely migrate back to South America by late July. But when they do come back, they usually nest in the same area. A dozen birders joined aviary expert Jim Griffith last Friday morning for a rare opportunity to see an occupied swallowtailed k ite nest with the female still inside on SCCF-protected land off Casa Ybel Road on Sanibel photo by Jeff Lysiak A pair of swallowtailed kites perched on the limb of an Australian pine tree submitted image Jim Griffith peers through a spotting scope at the swallowtailed kite nest in the Bob Wigley Preserve photos by Jeff Lysiak Swallowtailed kite in flight


31 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013For more than 45 minutes, the birders got excited every time the female kite popped her head up out of the nest, or turned her body around from one side to the other. As Griffith explained, Bird watching takes a lot of patience. Ive seen (swallowtailed kites) flying, but Ive never seen a nest before, said Paul Duval, an island resident since 1996, who peered through his binoculars at the nest, awaiting the next signs of activity. A fellow birder asked Griffith where the male kite was. He explained that while he might be off finding food, he was more likely perched in a nearby nest, giving his wings a well deserved rest. Swallowtailed kites spend a lot of time resting, said Griffith. Since they have a very wide range, theyll spend almost twothirds of their day resting. In addition to Florida, swallowtailed kites may be seen in North America in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Paul Duval uses a pair of binoculars to look at the swallowtailed kite nest across Casa Ybel Road Jim Griffith answers questions about swallowtailed kites The birding group gathered in the parking lot at SCCF before departing for the Bob Wigley Preserve 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 5/10/13 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 Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! We Would Be Serving It Under Water!


32 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 From pag 25Birds EyeNext week, I will continue writing about some of the local snakes, including a potentially dangerous one; the eastern coral snake, and tell you about one species of snake on the island that will usually let me pet him. 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. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, April 23, there were six tables in play at The Sanibel Communiy Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Linda Tedeschi and Kenneth Appel 2. Joan and Bob Kent East/West 1. Susan Freund and Judy Harralson 2. Barbara Frith and Elizabeth Neill The game runs for six months November through April at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. For further information, call Susan Willoughby at 2813258. Watercolor WorkshopSanibel Captiva Art League announced that that Steve Rogers, a nationallyknown artist and teacher, will be conducting a watercolor workshop at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on December 4, 5 and 6. Rogers has been teaching workshops throughout North America and the Mediterranean for over 30 years. He said on his website (www.watercolorsbyrogers. com), My purpose as an artist is to portray the beauty of light and color in Gods world as I experience it within my heart. His watercolors are filled with light. Since the workshop, open to all artists regardless of membership in Sanibel Captiva Art League, is limited to 20 artists, it is suggested that those interested sign up soon. For more information, contact Carol Good via email at carol12@gmail.com. Demo painting created by Steve Rogers at a workshop last year photo by Kathy Taylor 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 MUSIC LESSONSJennifer ValiquettePrivate Instruction on Piano, Saxophone, & Flute Sanibel and Fort MyersPhone: 239-989-7799 Web: wwww.sanibelschoolofmusic.weebly.comShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


33 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Lessons Learned At Florida Repby Di SaggauAs the first act begins in Educating Rita, we find Frank, professor of English literature (William McNulty) trying to remember where he stashed a bottle of booze in his bookshelf. A middle-aged alcoholic, he has lost both his passion for the subject and his respect of his students. Suddenly, there is a banging on the door. In barges Rita (Jessica Wortham), a hairdresser who enrolls in a class with Frank as her tutor. The entire play takes place in a university professors office in the north of England. Rita wants an education, although she has no idea what it is that shes asking. He is not interested in giving lessons in the evenings, as the course requires. Rita stands her ground and says she will return next week. Her brash sincerity eventually earns the respect of the professor. She is a breath of fresh air for Frank and he starts to care about someone for the first time since his wife left him. Each will end up teaching the other. The street-smart student is bored with her life and eager to learn. There is a warm bond that soon forms between pupil and teacher as Frank finds a student who actually wants to learn. Not surprisingly, the play has been compared to Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion. Playwright Willy Russell is also the author of Shirley Valentine. In their first tutorial, Rita and Frank discuss EM Forster. Frank criticizes Ritas first essay, which consists of one line. She defends it. You see Rita transform, gradually with each scene. The script is well written and the dialogue is hilarious. Director Chris Clavelli has fearlessly tackled this two and a half hour play. He keeps the action moving around the stage with quick fades to dark without slowing the pace or interest. The set by Robert F. Wolin is exceptional, as always, befitting a professors lair with books from floor to ceiling. The two actors earn the audiences respect with their excellent performances. Wortham is everything you want Rita to be; bright, smart and clever, and also faintly desperate in her desire to rise above her background. McNulty excellently captures her tutors self-loathing and resentment when he finds his protege evading his grasp. Educating Rita is a crowd-pleasing play dealing with borderline-edgy issues of class and education while offering plenty of laughs. It plays through May 5 at Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry in the Fort Myers River District. Tickets are available online at www.floridarep.org or by calling the box office at 332-4488. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos! William McNulty and Jessica Wortham in Educating Rita To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 201334 Il Cielo Hosts Reception For East Coast ArtistsSanibel Islands Il Cielo restaurant hosted a reception on Sunday, April 28 for east coast artists Carmen Lagos and Gustavo Castillo. Attendees conversed with the artists about the vibrant and colorful paintings that are hung throughout the restaurant, all of which are for sale. Suzanne Lurie, Sanibel resident and retired interior designer who curated the artwork for Il Cielo, has a number of Lagos and Castillos prints in her Sanibel home and brought one of her own giclees of a banana leaf by Lagos and hung it in the restaurants foyer. She helped select the additional 15 pieces from Lagos and Castillos catalogue. The limited edition prints, which were framed by the artists, range in size from 30 inches by 40 inches to 50 inches by 70 inches. Castillo and Lagos have been painting full time for 24 years. The married couple turned to painting full time after successful careers as a commercial pilot and architect. Lagos work features an earthy palette and detailed forms of leaves and blossoms. Castillos work, by contrast, has an abstract foundation and playfully addresses images and colors. For more information, visit www.ilcielosanibel.com or call 472-5555. Carol and Ed Garske Suzanne Lurie and Penny Wilkinson Paul McCarthy, Suzanne Lurie and Gustavo Castillo Erik Vandenburgh and Veronica GarayStough Gustavo Castillo and Carmen Lagos Yolanda and Camilo Buendia Randy and Penny Wilkinson Gustavo Castillo, Jeff and Alison Gibson Carmen and Mike DeTommaso with Chef Neil Griffin Art by Carmen Lagos Art by Carmen Lagos


35 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Young Peoples Concert May 7The Symphony Is All Around You is fun-filled concert that is an excellent introduction to the wonderful sound of a live, professional orchestra in concert. Students will take a journey with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra to discover how the symphony is part of their everyday lives, with music by Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky as well as selections from Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Chris Confessore will conduct two performances of The Symphony is All Around at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, May 7 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and shows are nearly sold-out. Confessore has a reputation for designing and delivering outstanding educational performances for young people. He is in his 18th season as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, Florida and also serves as Resident Conductor of the Alabama Symphony. From 1990 to 1995, he administered one of the most intensive orchestral education programs in the country as Education Director of the Florida West Coast Symphony in Sarasota. The program will demonstrate the versatility of a symphony orchestra, from traditional repertoire to TV, cinema, Broadway and even cartoons. The program is designed for fifth grade students but open to all grade levels. A packet of educational materials is available on the Symphonys website at www.swflso.org, under For Educators. The program is offered free to area elementary school students with support from Publix Supermarkets Charities. Funding assistance for transportation is made available to the schools through the support of LCEC and the Southwest Florida Symphony Society. If you are interested in attending a performance or wish to provide additional funding support for this project, call the Symphony Office at 418-0996. Entering its 53rd Season, the Southwest Florida Symphony is recognized as one of the finest performing ensembles in the region. In addition to a five-concert Masterworks Series, four pops concert and chamber orchestra programs on Sanibel Island, the organization offers a full array of educational programs. These include: A youth orchestra program with three large ensembles and chamber ensembles coached by the professional musicians of the Southwest Florida Symphony In-School educational ensemble programs by a string quartet and brass quintet The Symphony Discovery Club, Student Rush Tickets and tickets for disadvantaged youth and families An instrument Zoo that provides a hands-on introduction to the instruments of the orchestra For more information on these and other programs of the Southwest Florida Symphony, visit www.swflso.org or call 418-0996. Youth Orchestra Concert May 12The 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 Schools 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. 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!Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com VOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER Mothers Day Mothers Day Celebri la vostra madre! Celebri la vostra madre! Come celebrate with us and enjoy a complimentary Come celebrate with us and enjoy a complimentary Champagne Cocktail Toast and Momma Champagne Cocktail Toast and Momma will receive a special Mothers Day gift. will receive a special Mothers Day gift. Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black


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FROZEN YOGURT & FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlacePIZZA & WINGSCALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal36 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 6, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve set a fast pace for yourself. But as you approach your goal, you might want to slow down a bit in order to take time to reassess your situation and make changes while you can. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Patience continues to be a virtue for the Divine Bovine. So as eager as you might be to get things moving, remember that time is on your side. Make good use of it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. And while eager to get started, do so slowly so that you can focus those sharp Cats Eyes on every detail. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Put your skepticism aside and listen to advice from colleagues whove been where you are now. What they say could be helpful as you get closer to a decision. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family matter might again require your reassuring touch. Handle it, as always, with kindness and fairness, even if some of your kin prove to be especially difficult. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your ability to tackle even the most intricate details of a project is likely to impress some very important people. A relative shares news later this week. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The Archers aim might be focused on the big picture this week, but dont overlook checking for those details you might have missed. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might feel awkward asking for assistance, but who would refuse the charming Goats request? Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travel-related field? On May 8, 1884, Harry S Truman is born in Lamar, Mo. Upon President Franklin Roosevelts death in 1945, Truman became the 33rd president of the United States. After four months in office, Truman authorized the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan, believing it ultimately saved American and Japanese lives by forcing Japan to surrender. On May 12, 1932, the body of aviation hero Charles Lindberghs baby is found more than two months after he was kidnapped from his familys New Jersey mansion. After numerous ransom notes, the baby was found less than a mile from the home. He had been killed the night of the kidnapping. On May 11, 1947, the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announces it has developed a tubeless tire. The disadvantage of the old inner tube design was that if the inner tube failed, the tire would blow out immediately, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. On May 6, 1954, in Oxford, England, 25-year-old medical student Roger Bannister cracks the four-minute mile. Bannister won the mile race with a time of 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds. On May 7, 1960, Leonid Brezhnev, one of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchevs most trusted proteges, is selected as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet -the Soviet equivalent to the presidency. Brezhnev took control of the USSR in 1964 when Khrushchev was removed from power. On May 9, 1971, the last original episode of the sitcom The Honeymooners, starring Jackie Gleason, airs. Despite its brief life as a traditional sitcom, The Honeymooners remains one of the most memorable TV comedies of all time, rivaled only by I Love Lucy. On May 10, 1994, in South Africa, Nelson Mandela is sworn in as the first black president of South Africa. In his inaugural address, Mandela, who spent 27 years of his life as a political prisoner of the South African government, declared that the time for the healing of the wounds has come. It was nationally syndicated newspaper columnist L.M. Boyd who made the following sage observation: Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one. The game of Chinese checkers did not come from China; it was invented in Great Britain in the 19th century. The games original name was Halma. We usually think of Spain as a warm country, so it might surprise you to learn that the nation has 13 glaciers. Doubtless youve heard of Indias Taj Mahal, but did you know that there is a tourist attraction in America that is so grand, it is popularly known as the Taj Mahal of the West? In 1968, a group of Hare Krishnas founded the New Vrindaban Community near Wheeling, W.Va. Though they began on 100 acres with no electricity or running water, the community now covers more than 1,200 acres and features Prabhupadas Palace of Gold, an ornate edifice of gold, marble and hand-carved teakwood. The award-winning rose garden alone is said to be worth a trip. If youre a dog lover, you might have used your beloved pet as a foot warmer from time to time. This is by no means a modern practice; the Aztecs were fond of a certain breed of small, hairless dogs to accomplish the task. Despite popular opinion, the dictator Napoleon was not particularly short. He measured 5 feet, 6 inches tall, which was the average height for a Frenchman at that time. Those who study such things say that if youre like the average person, you can go 11 days without water -provided the temperature never gets above 60 degrees F. Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together. -Georg Lichtenberg THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


37 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 The zStonez Rock The RiverThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents the final Rock The River concert of the season, The zStonez, on Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. The zStonez are a premier Rolling Stones tribute band and one of Americas hottest party bands. Band members include Richard Stewart, Donovan Christenson, Steve Lavalley, Dave Radford, Chuck Noonan and Karky Karkalits. Richard Stewart was born in New York City and has the moves of Mick Jagger. He started doing Elvis impersonations at the young age of 10. While doing many impersonations, he eventually found that doing Mick Jagger became his favorite and most natural. Joining his first Rolling Stones tribute in 2008, which quickly became a hit, Stewart was invited to open for the Rolling Stones movie premier showing of Shine A Light in Tampa at The MOSI Museum. His extensive theater background includes a starring role in West Side Story as Riff for many sold out performances at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida. Stewart has also appeared internationally, in the Caribbean, as Mick Jagger. One of his most memorable comments from a fan was, Dude, it was like being at a real Rolling Stones concert. From Columbus, Ohio, Donavon Christenson playing Keith Richards is a versatile guitarist. He is wellversed in many musical styles, having performed country, rock, blues and light jazz. His true love in music, however, has always been The Rolling Stones. I was fortunate enough to have grown up in the s listening to The Stones, he says. Learning their songs at an early age provided Donavon with a solid foundation in harmony, theory and composition which has served him throughout his musical career. Steve Lavalley comes from New York and is a long-time admirer of a certain bass player from London. He was more than happy to lend his years of guitar and bass-playing experience to zStonez. These songs, when played correctly and in the spirit of the originals, have an energy and emotion all their own that audiences have really responded to. Its great to be working with other musicians that are as dedicated to capturing the authentic feel and presentation of this most special era of music, said Lavalley. Under the influence of the Stones since February 9, 1964, Dave Radford (from Memphis, Tennessee) is the bands drummer, private pilot, historian and stickler for authenticity. An ardent collector, when not playing the drums (or restoring vintage Corvettes), he thrives on the challenge of recreating each and every piece of Stones history. Chuck Noonan has been an ardent Rolling Stones fan since early childhood. In the process of researching the music and lives of Stones, he is constantly awed by the genius and creativity they displayed and the impact they made on music and the world. Karky Mr. K Karkalits, who hails from Miami, is now celebrating over 50 years as a professional musician and entertainer. It all began at two and a half years old, when he kept going back to the piano and picking out melodies and improvising by ear and having fun. He began his early professional career whencontinued on page 38 The zStonez a Rolling Stones tribute band will perform at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on May 11 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Sunday May 5th 12pm-7pm BEACH BEACH Party Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo *50/50 ALL proceeds goes towards Autism Speaks of Central Florida LIVE MUSIC $2 TACO BAR 50/50 RAFFLE* CONTESTS CORONA LIGHT ON TAP DRINK SPECIALS GAMES PRIZES At Star sh Grille @ The Holiday Inn Resort1231 Middle Gulf Dr. Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.7827 239.472.8454


38 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 The 20th Annual The 20th Annual Sam Baileys Islands Night Sam Baileys Islands Night will take place will take place Wednesday, May 15th Wednesday, May 15th at the at the Lee County Sports Complex Lee County Sports Complex Ft. Myers Miracle Ft. Myers Miracle vs. vs. Dunedin Blue Jays Dunedin Blue JaysSign up to be a Sponsor today!!! Your $100 sponsorship helps support local charities that are important to us all including helping our school kids. Dont be left out!!!Spring has arrived, and that means Summer is right around the corner! .... but before its here; lets have a parade, add a baseball game and lots and lots of fun!With heartfelt appreciation we Thank You! The Committee of Sam Baileys Islands NightCall 472-1516 to reserve your spot today. Send your $100.00 check payable to:Islands Night, 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957*** BUSINESS AND INDIVIDUALS WELCOME ***Gates Open at 5:30 PM Parade Start at 6:15 PM Game Start Time 7:05 PM From page 37zStonezwhen he was 11, playing a Hammond organ at resorts and supper clubs in Florida every summer as well as organ for the spring training games for the Pittsburg Pirates. Serious classical piano training began when he was 6 which continued for 16 years, including 7 years at the Florida School for the Blind and four years at Florida State University, where he majored in piano and music therapy. There, he also studied electronic music composition on the first Moog Synthesizer under the direction of Dr. Robert Moog. Karkalits recorded his first pop organ record when he was 16, Karkey At The New Hammond, and began playing numerous promotional concerts around the southeastern U.S. as one of the featured organists on the Hammond Artist Series. Through the years, he has performed with various groups and done session work and jingle production at numerous studios. Special highlights for him are performing my own serious piano composition in Toronto Canada, playing grand piano on stage with Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians and performing with Tanya Tucker, Mickey Gilley and now zStonez. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Tickets to the zStonez are $10 each. For tickets or information, visit www.sbdac. com or call 333-1933. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Night Moves by Randy Wayne White 2. Bubble Moment by Katie Gardenia 3. Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 4. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 5. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 6. Falling into Place by SR Lewis 7. Dry Grass of August by Anna J. Mayhew 8. Hit by David Baldacci 9. Bossypants by Tina Fey 10. America the Beautiful by Ben CarsonCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildSunset On Coquina Beachby Isabella SbarraAfter a nice long walk along the smooth and grainy sand, I look to the side and realize that the sun is touching the land. The sunset is starting! A woman shouts out loud, and everyone freezes to sit on the ground. The waves are filling up the big bright ball and the sky turns pink and red! The sight mesmerizes all. Everyone claps as loud as a crash and then Can you guess it? Its the GREAT GREEN FLASH! So colorful and bright, we all wanted more! But the beautiful color quickly dissolved on the shore. When the sunset is over and everyone starts to go I look back at the lighthouse and thats when I know that I love Sanibel, just like you and it will always be with me. Is it with you? Isabella is a Sanibel native who won first place in Sanibels poetry contest for this poem. She lives at home with her Mom, sister Sophia, Mica the dog, three cats, two bunnies, a guinea pig and two fish. She is looking forward to moving on to Sanibel Middle School next year. 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


39 ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Dancing With The Islands Stars ReunionThe shoes were dusted off and the music played at Enchanted Ballroom when owners Susan Scott and David Flory hosted a Dancing With the Islands Stars reunion at their dance studio on Palm Ridge Road. The event, which began three years ago by the Sanibel Community Association, shook the island, brought an awareness to ballroom dancing and created a sensation among the stars who had never stepped on to a dance floor. As the group gathered to rekindle their cha chas and shimmies, the room was filled with laughter and exclamations as they watched the videos of their past performances. As Scott says, Once a star, always a star. David Flory and Susan Scott Philip and Gail Pilibosian Susan Scott and Michael Dressler Michael Valiquette and Jeff McDermott Phaidra McDermott, Liddy Johnson, Linda Naton and Nichole McHale Craig and Susan Scott, Jeff and Phaidra McDermott Rick and Evette Zurbriggen and Marj NordstromShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 45 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 3, 2013 B BSECTIONDunes Adds Triathlon Training To Sports Campsby Jeff LysiakThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club will host nine weeks of recreational activities for ages five to 14 as the Summer Sports Camps return June 3 through August 2. Camps are held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and feature a variety of sports, including golf and tennis. Additional activities include soccer, hockey, arts and crafts, theater and water sports. According to Leilani Sivsov, general manager at The Dunes, this years Summer Sports Camps will also include training for the 3rd annual Captiva Triathlon, a family fitness weekend which includes childrens races on Saturday, September 14 and an adult race on Sunday, September 15. Were working with (race director) Kate Gooderham on triathlon training, encouraging kids to do more distance training, said Sivsov. The Captiva Triathlon is an activity on the islands that is growing in popularity, and something that families can do together. Angie Ferguson, a well-known Elite Level 2 level triathlon coach and 19-time Ironman, will also consult at the Summer Sports Camp. Anyone can do the triathlon, with or without the training, added Sivsov, who noted that last year, her nine-year-old daughter, Anicca, competed in the 2nd annual Captiva Triathlon. Its something parents can do with their kids, just like they can play tennis with their kids or play golf with their kids. Its fun for everyone.continued on page 5B Pet Palooza Returns To Sanibel May 25Saturday, May 25 is Pet Palooza 3 at Tahitian Gardens, located at 1975 Periwinkle Way. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you and your pet(s) are invited to this interactive event. Since last July, The Royal Shell Companies and the merchants in their various centers have hosted three pet adoption events. Sanibel has come through each time by adopting some good dogs looking for a new home along with monetary donations totaling over $1,000, plus wish list supplies for the Gulf Coast Humane Society, a non-kill shelter. The Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) will bring out some good dogs looking for a new home. Pets du Soleil on Location Photography will return with their air-conditioned photography trailer modified for all types of pet photography, and K-9 Connections will set up a course for dogs to run. Many of the Tahitian Gardens merchants will donate a portion of that days sales to GCHS. Several have planned fundraising activities in their stores. Stop by the main table for information. Admission is free, but a donation to GCHS is appreciated. To find out what items GCHS is in need of, visit www. gulfcoasthumanesociety.org and click on Supply Wish List. The Royal Shell Companies, the merchants of Tahitian Gardens, Pets du Soleil on Location Photography and GCHS friends and supporters invite you to come out, mingle with other pet owners and start your summer by finding a forever friend. Come out and meet some good dogs looking for a new home Dunes summer golf campTucker Carlson To Speak In Fort MyersOn Thursday, May 16, Tucker Carlson, young political commentator and founder of the popular news website The Daily Caller, will headline this years Lincoln-Reagan Dinner hosted by the Lee County Republican Executive Committee (LCREC). The event takes place at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers. The local Republican Party is looking to energize its base and unite all Southwest Florida residents concerned about the direction of the country and the partisan environment. Carlson will offer a unique perspective as well as solutions, and will take questions from the audience. Former CIA Director and Mayor of Sanibel Porter Goss will introduce Carlson. Tickets are $100 per person and include dinner. Business and table sponsorships are available and the public can sponsor a student for $30. A reception with cash bar will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner. The speech about the future of the party will conclude the evening. Make checks payable to LCREC and mail to PO Box 61465, Fort Myers, FL 33906 by Thursday, May 9. Tucker Carlson Porter Goss Anicca Sivsov


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 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 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 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 239-839-36332B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013


Anna Turner Anna Turner Client Care Director Client Care Director 239-671-5839 239-671-5839 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 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 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 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 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 UNDER CONTRACT 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 $595,000Open & 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 $349,000East End Home with 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 $1,100,0003B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013


4B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Hortoons Live On The IslandsGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille will feature The Trouble Starters rock band on Friday, May 3. Saturdays entertainer is Robby Hutto, guitar and vocals. Karaoke has moved to Thursdays, from 9 p.m. to midnight. George & Wendys is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 3951263. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday Night Dance Party with Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, smooth music with Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan with the sounds of Broadway, Latin hits and all styles of popular dance music; Sunday, Dusk Duo, Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals; Monday, Mike Arnone aka The Jersey Kid, pop pianist and vocalist, performing everything from The Rat Pack to Motown; Tuesday, Mike Arnone aka The Jersey Kid, pop pianist and vocalist, performing everything from The Rat Pack to Motown; Wednesday, Prime Rib and Prime Jazz!; Thursday, Sanibels own Pianoman Joe McCormick, with popular favorites, R&B, jazz and pop, dancing and great 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 4727242. 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.continued on page 9B 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. Original art for your home! Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


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6B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Last Saturday For Mens Group At Sanibel Island Golf ClubApril 27 was the last Saturday for an organized event for the Mens Golf Association at Sanibel Island Golf Club. They will start up again in the fall. The event was a variable better ball: 2 best balls count on par fours, 3 best balls on par threes and 1 best ball on par fives. The winners were Don Bradford, Dick Chocol, Bill Sartoris and Jack Tukey with a total score of 107. All members of that foursome had some of their lowest scores of the entire season. In second place was the team of Rich Rompala, Bjorn Olsson, Dave Smith and Al Krause with a score of 111. Two teams tied for third both with scores of 114. They were Chuck Bye, Mike Zembko, Roger Cogswell and Rene Lohser. The other team was Fred Zimmer, Dave Bugby, Rod Verblaauw and a blind draw. Jack Tukey, Don Bradford, Dick Chocol and Bill Sartoris The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Hosts End Of Season CelebrationThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company hosted more than 150 clients and friends of the firm at the Casa Ybel Resort last week for its annual End Of Season Celebration. Greeting everyone under the big tent and in front of the steel drums, Al Hanser, founder, CEO and co-chairman of the trust company, said, It has been a busy season in Sanibel and Captiva. We want to thank all of you for your friendship and support and want to wish each of you a wonderful summer. Also attending the party was Pat Dorsey, CFA, Director of Research for the company, who said, As we enter the summer months, we are committed to remaining vigilant in our investment philosophy and process, looking for only those best assets that can deliver investment gains over time despite whatever short-term challenges are thrown at those asset valuations by political or economic forces. As always, we are being careful but not fearful.For additional information, call 472-8300 or visit www.sancaptrustco.com. Carolyn Clark, Al Hanser and Ralph Clark Site Visitation Landscape Design Installation Delivery Monthly Maintenance300 CENTER ROAD FORT MYERS FL 33907239.939.9663 www.NoLawn.comOpen Mon Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3pmGET REAL: GO NATIVE!WE CARRY THOUSANDS OF NATIVE WILDFLOWERS, TREES, SHRUBS, VINES, GRASSES & AQUATIC PLANTS 20% OFFEVERYTHINGthrough December Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. Wouldnt it be more convenient to have a local nancial advisor? Call us to arrange a 2nd opinion on your current plan. Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: gregwegz@earthlink.net www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 20138B A Visit To South Americasubmitted by Patty MolnarSaludos de Santiago, Chile, was the first stop on a journey through South America. Chile is a thin country, 2,600 miles long and 120 miles at its widest. Desert in the northern part comprises 40 percent, Santiagos climate is like that of Los Angeles, while the Lake District to the south is cooler and, in the winter, attracts skiers from other parts of the continent, mainly Brazil. Chileans, 65 percent of whom are under the age of 35, consider their country to be the most stable in South America. They have always been open to immigrants who enjoy the unusual right to vote before obtaining citizenship, as long as they have lived there for five years. The indigenous folk of Chile, the Mapuche Indians, comprise 6.5 percent of the population. Interestingly, there is a large Cuban population of 14,000 in Chile. Economically sound, the countrys main industries are copper mining (Chile is the number one copper-producing land in the world) and the exportation of fruit and vegetables. In addition, Chile is the worlds fourth largest wine exporter (superb reds). Chile was the last stop on the Conquistadores march through South America, and when they arrived in 1541, they found no gold and little else of interest to them and hence invested nearly nothing. Independence from Spain came in 1810. As the sixth largest city in South America, Santiago is home to a third of Chiles population and 43 percent of its industry. The average yearly salary for a 45-hour work week is $18,500, supplemented by allowances for lunch and transportation. Because of all the people being attracted to the city, Santiagos property values have increased greatly in recent times. As in many Latin locales, the extended family ranks high on Chileans list of values, with three generations often living under one roof. When it comes to physical characteristics and temperament, Chileans resemble Europeans more than other Latinos. A word about local politics: The Socialist Salvador Allende ruled the country from 1970 until 1973 when the Nixon administration decided that it did not like the path Chile was on and began a campaign of destabilization. I read in more than one source that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that there was no reason to watch as a country became communist without doing anything about it. In 1973, a military junta led by General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the Allende government, bringing on a period of privatization of industries and terrible human rights abuses. In 1988, the Chilean people voted for free elections, thus bringing on the demise of the military dictatorship. Next time we will go south to the Lake District. A couple performs native Chilean dances Santiagos magnificent cathedral on the Plaza de Armas, the center of the city 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 Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Phone: 239.267.9000 Online: www.naumannlawpa.comCall for a FREE Consultation FREE WOOD CHIPS!!


9B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 The Dunes Member-Guest TournamentThirty two teams competing in two divisions took to the links for the 2013 DMGA Member-Guest Tournament. The festivities began with players competing in the Jacaranda Wedge Skills Challenge. Roger Blouin put his short game on center stage taking home the prize hitting a wedge shot to 4 2 to best Jeff Mistlers 5 shot that was good enough for second place. In the Gross Score Division, Jerry Muench and Andy Muench led wire to wire, taking home first place while firing a total score of 144 in the best ball of 2 format. Second place honors went to Chuck Hogg and Thomas Hogg, who came up just short with a score of 146. Joe Miller and Russell Hensel finished in third place with a score of 150. The Net Score Division was a close race with Jim Burkholder and Jeff Burns finishing on top with a score of 112. Second place went to Jim Fjelsted and Bill Hamilton who shot 118. Finishing in third was the team of Howard Dwyer and Keith Dwyer with a score of 120 and fourth place went to Jack Czarnecki and Jay Czarnecki with a 122. Matching scores of 123 put the team of Bob Schoen and Kevin Sievert in a tie for fifth with Gary Bello and Joe Vinci. And finishing in seventh place with a final tally of 124 was the team of Dennis Reimer and Douglas Roberts. The tournament was capped off with live music and an evening of festivities for the participants and spouses. From page 4BLive On The IslandsThe 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. 10K Race 4 FISH Seeks Sponsors, Runners And MoreFISH of Sanibel, Inc. is now calling for sponsors, runners and volunteers to show their support for the organizations main fund-raising event of the year. The 5th annual 10K Race 4 FISH is scheduled to take place on Sanibel on Saturday, October 19. Held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club, it will once again take place from The Community House, and is expected to attract more than 400 runners this year. We have several sponsorship categories and we are asking businesses and individuals to help support our race, said John Pryor, vice president of FISH, and co-chairman of the FISH 10K committee. We really hope that everyone can join us again this year as we share our island with the 10K runners. I cannot tell you how important the support from the whole community is to FISH and particularly during the FISH 10K, we are truly grateful for your support. More than 50 island businesses and organizations sponsored the 10K last year, and over a 120 people volunteered their support to make it a huge success. We have got off to a good start with the confirmation of our title sponsor, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. We need more sponsors and hope the business and local community will once again support us in our efforts. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, aimed at the runners and their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. If you would like to sponsor the race or participate in the trade fair, download the FISH 10K 2013 sponsorship forms at www. fishofsanibel.com. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 2nd floor 2 bedroom with view of gulf & rental income at Island Beach Club $474K ~155 x 130 home lot on Dimmick Dr, handy to school & rec center $199.9K Lot in small community of olde-FL-style homes with shared pool & tennis $224K Build in The Dunes with golf, tennis, pool, & beach access. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 201310B Gussie Blue Doris Dewitt Annie Wainwright Cathy Sleiter Joan Kent Ann Humphrey Anne Frymoyer Grethe Christensen Mary Donovan Janice McNeal The Dunes Womens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Womens Golf Association results from Friday, April 26, format: 1, 2, 3 better balls, are: T1st Annie Wainwright 114 Cathy Sleiter Joan Kent Doris Dewitt T1st Gussie Blue 114 Grethe Christensen Mary Donovan Janice McNeal Chip-ins Ann Humphrey #10 Anne Frymoyer #10. Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, April 24. Format: Individual Quota Points Flight #1 1st Gordan Rains +16 2nd Jim Bradford +11 3rd Bob Schoen +8 Flight #2 1st Jerry Nichols +9 *11 back nine 2nd Bill Hotchkiss +9 *7 back nine 3rd Chuck Hogg +6 Flight #3 1st Jack Trautwein +10 2nd Michael Funk +9 *9 back nine 3rd Robert Orr +9 *6 back nine Hole-In-OneOn Saturday, April 27, Dave Essig of Sanibel hit a 161yard hole-in-one on the fourth hole at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Gulf Coast Mens InterclubThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association event r esults from Thursday, April 25. The event served as a qualifier for the Kelly Greens event, scheduled to be held on Friday, May 3, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Interclub Qualifiers Gordon Rains +16 Bill Hotchkiss +9 Mike Hnatow +8 Bob Schoen +8 George Sell +7 Tom Veratti +7 Jerry Muench +5 Jack Roberts +4 Phil Pilibosian +4 Bruce McLaughlin +4 Bob Rohl +3 Doug Mallon +2 Alternates Wilf Mannion +2 Dan Alton +2 Terry Finzen +1 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 WayShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


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. 11B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013


12B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? The WRONG answer could cost you thousands ... or millions!ATTENTION!Dual State Residents Free Florida Estate Planning Guide 239-334-1141 or www.sbshlaw.com c ? y cost y I n whi c plan? cost y Craig R. Hersch|Attorney, CPAFlorida Bar Board Certied, Wills, Trusts & Estates Island Sun Will Power Columnist Red Sox And Twins Proving Experts Wrong Early In The Seasonby Ed FrankThe Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins were destined for last-place finishes this season, so said the baseball experts just as both teams were leaving our area at the conclusion of spring training. How wrong they were at least after the first month of the 2013 season. As we went to press earlier this week, the sizzling Red Sox were off to an 18-7 start atop the American League Eastern Division with the best winning percentage in baseball at .720. And the Twins, 11-11, after losing to the Detroit Tigers Monday, appear a far different team than a year ago when they posted the worst record in the American League. In 2012, the Twins didnt pick up their 11th win until May 16 after stumbling to a 10-26 start. First lets look at the 2013 edition of the Red Sox: The team as of early this week had a batting average of .272, second best in baseball, and was tied for the best on-base percentage. Newly acquired Mike Napoli was first in doubles and second in RBIs. Jacob Ellsbury was first in steals and triples, and Dustin Pedroia was first in times on base. Another major reason for the early success of the Red Sox is their pitching. Clay Buchholz leads the rotation with a 5-0 record and a 1.19 ERA, second best in baseball. And Jon Lester isnt far behind at 4-0. Boston pitchers topped the Majors with 248 strikeouts, a franchise record for a single month. And Boston hurlers have held opponents to the lowest batting average in the American League, .221. Now to the Twins: Despite losing to the Tigers on Monday, the Twins were just two games out of first place in the tight American League Central. And like Boston, improved pitching was the key. Minnesota pitchers had a combined ERA of 3.73, sixth best in the AL. Last year, they ranked 13th. The starters ability to battle through tough situations is a big reason for the improvement. Last year, a lot of games ended up in the third inning when we had to go to the bullpen. These guys know how to pitch enough to get us deeper in the games, even when they havent had their best stuff, Manager Ron Gardenhire said recently. After a blazing start, All-Star Joe Mauer had dropped into a deep batting slump. Once he gets going, the horizon should be even brighter for the Twins. When we interviewed Twins General Manager Terry Ryan during spring training, he was annoyed when asked if he would be satisfied if his team improved to .500 this year after the last two disastrous seasons. He said satisfaction would only come with a division championship. But a .500 season would sure be a gigantic leap from the 63-99 and 66-96 records in 2011 and 2012. Everblades on Brink of Elimination as Week Began The Florida Everblades, the defending ECHL Kelly Cup Champions, were down three games to two against Reading in the leagues American Conference semifinals at our deadline early this week. The best-of-seven series moved to Reading for game six and, if necessary, game seven Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The Everblades must win both games on foreign ice to keep their hopes alive for a second straight league title. Florida was in a precarious situation by losing two of three games last week here at Germain Arena, including a heart-breaking 5-4 overtime loss Saturday night. 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13B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 From page 12BRed Sox And TwinsFlorida thus began the week with a four-game lead in the Florida State League South Division. Team leaders Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario continued their hot hitting with .365 and .340 batting averages respectively. Fort Myers returns home to Hammond Stadium this Thursday to begin a seven-game home stand. The St. Lucie Mets provide the opposition Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and Tampa moves in for four games beginning with a Sunday matinee. Registration Open For Galloway Captiva TriathlonOnline registration is now open for the 3rd annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon, according to officials with Southwest Florida Events, the event organizer. To be held on September 14 and 15, the Captiva Triathlon is a family, fun and fitness weekend at South Seas Island Resort centered around a childrens race on Saturday morning and an adult spring-length race on Sunday morning. Angie Ferguson, a well-known Elite Level 2 level triathlon coach, 19-time Ironman, and one of the race directors for the event, said, We were amazed by the level of support for last years race, particularly when we sold out a month before the race. This year, we will again limit entries to 750 (700 individuals and 50 teams). We are adding a special wave for Elite Amateur participants will be seeded in the opening wave, competing head-to-head with other top amateur triathletes for awards three deep by gender. There will be two childrens fun races on September 14: the 6 to 9 year olds will complete a 100-yard swim, 1.5-mile bike and 0.5-mile run, and the 10 to 13 racers face a 200-yard swim, three-mile bike and one-mile run. The swim course will take place in waist-deep water along Captivas Gulf beach, and the course will be lined with adults and life guards. The bike course will be closed to all traffic, and the run course will be along the golf course overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. All children who finish will receive a medal. If kids are looking for a project for the summer, we have a great one: preparing for the triathlon, according to Kate Gooderham, another of the races directors. The September 15 adult race is a sprint length comprising a 0.25-mile swim, 10-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. It is the same incredible course that people loved last year. Weve had inquiries from around the state asking us when registration will open, said Gooderham. Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI) is the benefitting charity for the race, as it was the last two years. Last years race raised $15,000 for the local charity. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go towards supporting CCMIs School Pantry & Emergency Food Backpack, providing emergency food more than 2,000 local children each school year. The program helps reduce child hunger and improves health and academic outcomes providing support for Lee County children and families in need. Southwest Florida Events, Inc., a tax exempt Florida not-for-profit corporation based in Fort Myers and dedicated to combining fun, fitness and support for local charities through multisport events. For additional information, go to www. captivatri.org or find us on Facebook by searching for Captiva Tri.. Help Needed For Letter Carrier Food DriveThe Harry Chapin Food Bank needs help for a successful Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 11. The Stamp Out Hunger event is the nations largest single-day food drive. Letter carriers in Lee and Collier counties will be collecting nonperishable food during the 21st annual drive. Help is needed for two aspects of the food collection: drivers are needed to assist letter carriers in picking up the food and volunteers are needed to complete a preliminary sort of the food. Stamp Out Hunger is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Food collected in Lee County will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other agencies; food collected in Collier County will be distributed by Collier Harvest. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. To help letter carriers with their pickups on May 11, contact Debi Mitchell in Lee County, 573-9638; and Jesse Costin in Collier County, 239-643-4716. To help sort food, contact Bedzaida Bryen at Harry Chapin Food Bank, 334-7007, ext. 141, or Kim Berghs at the United Way, 433-2000, ext. 260. If you want to donate food but arent able to do so on May 11, you may drop off donations at any Post Office. Food may also be left at Uncle Bobs storage areas at 3780 Central Avenue, 4400 Solomon Boulevard, or 6600 Industrial Drive, Fort Myers; 1320 River Road, North Fort Myers; or 800 Abrams Boulevard, Lehigh Acres. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. 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14B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Trailways Camp Returning To Labelleby Jeff LysiakFollowing a successful launch in 2012, The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund announced the expansion of the Trailways Camp program open to adults with special needs who reside in Southwest Florida returning to the Riverside Retreat Center in Labelle from May 6 to 9. Trailways Camp removes barriers and social isolation by giving participants a chance to experience quality social recreational experiences including fishing, swimming, hiking, karaoke, talent shows, field trips, canoeing, arts and crafts, dances and campfire sing-alongs in a safe environment while giving respite to their families and caregivers. According to Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund founders and Sanibel residents Sharon and Jerry Miller, the fund has again selected Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida as its partner for operating the 2013 camps, which will also run from October 7 to 11 at the same location. The camp maintains a 1:1 camper-tocounselor ratio, minimizing costs by relying upon the assistance of 20 to 30 volunteers. Our first camp exceeded everyones expectations, said Jerry Miller. Nobody had ever held a camp like this here in Southwest Florida. In fact, many of the campers who had come to the camp had never been away from home before. And as the days progressed, you could see the growth in their social skills. You could see it in the smiles on their faces. Everybody was extremely pleased. More than 30,000 adults with disabilities live in the Southwest Florida region. These adults many of whom reside with family members of caregivers have few social or recreational opportunities that provide relief/ respite for their caregivers. At the inaugural Trailways Camp, held last October, more than 40 applications were received for 20 available spaces. We expect this years camp to be even better, added Jerry Miller, who noted that his son, Ben, attended last years first Trailways Camp. Ben really got involved. He caught a few fish which he had never done before and during the talent show, he got up and sang the National Anthem. It was just a joy to see him experience something he hadnt done before. The number of applications for the upcoming May 6 to 9 camp will also more than double the number of spaces available. Charitable donations to the The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund are invited to grow the number of spaces that will be available. For instance, $25 will fund a single activity session, while $50 will fund a single day of activities. A $150 donation will fund one day of activities for a single camper, while $250 will fund one camper for a day. A $1,000 donation will sponsor one camper for a retreat, while a $1,250 donation will sponsor one camper for a week. Trailways Camp also has a wish list of items: 24-packs of bottled water Non-aerosol insect spray Non-aerosol sunscreen PG and PG-13 movies on DVD Acrylic paint and craft paint brushes Digital video camera Percussion instruments (tambourines, maracas, bongos, etc.) Smores ingredients (Hershey bars, marshmallows, graham crackers) Umbrellas and rain ponchos Balloons and helium tank Board games, Wii system and Wii games Soccer ball, football and basketball Fishing poles Golf cart Beach towels Plastic or cloth aprons Disposable and/or waterproof cameras Gift cards (Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.) The Millers began a donor advised fund in Texas after their son, Robert, passed away in late 2005 from complications stemming from a rare neonatal disorder. Both Robert and his brother, Ben, enjoyed camp experiences as children and young adults in Michigan. More and more, the Millers observed the social isolation and barriers to relationships that developed as children with special needs passed through school experiences, became adults, and their families aged. In 2011, the Millers established the fund which bears the names of their sons at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and created an advisory group which led to the creation of the Trailways Camps. Donations can be mailed to: Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund, c/o SW Florida Community Foundation, 8771 College Parkway, Bldg. 2, Suite 201, Fort Myers, FL 33919. For additional information about Trailways Camp, visit www.trailwayscamps.org or call 579-0587. Tarpon Bay Aides In Relief For Bombing VictimsWinston Spurgeon, owner of Tarpon Bay Explorers, the concessionaire for the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, announced that on Saturday May 11, all proceeds taken in will be donated to the victims of the Boston Marathon. The explosions at the Boston Marathon claimed three lives and injured 174 people. Many of these victims are facing amputations and other lifechanging injuries. The cost of an artificial leg can be upwards of $50,000. And this does not take into account the expense of rehabilitation and any additional medical needs like modified cars or wheelchairs. Tarpon Bay Explorers is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 472-8900 or visit www. tarponbayexplorers.com. Participants at the first Trailways Camp in Labelle, held in October 2012, took part in activities including swimming, hiking, hayrides, canoeing and talent shows Ben Miller, center, of Sanibel, at the inaugural Trailways Camp held last October Riverside Retreat Center in Labelle will host the camp from May 6 to 9 Fishing is one of several recreational and social activities for campers


15B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 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 godehaan@comcast.net to apply. Application must be submitted in good order to be considered by May 10. 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. FGCUs 30th Commencement Graduates Over 1,300 StudentsFlorida Gulf Coast University expects to graduate over 1,300 students during spring commencement exercises at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Alico Arena FGCU Main Campus. The morning ceremony confers Lutgert College of Business, U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering, and Health Professions and Social Work. Doors open for guests at 8 a.m. The afternoon ceremony confers College of Arts and Sciences, and College of Education. Doors open for guests at 1 p.m. Members of the media will gain entry by presenting proper credentials at a designated table marked MEDIA REGISTRATION at the Alico Arena lobby. Commencement tickets are labeled for either a.m. ceremony or p.m. ceremony as appropriate. Guests will not be permitted to use the p.m. tickets for the a.m. ceremony and vice versa. Guests will be directed to the overflow room in the Cohen Center ballroom. FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw will confer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in the Universitys five academic colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, Lutgert College of Business, College of Education, U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering, and College of Health Professions and Social Work. FGCU has conferred more than 15,000 degrees since fall 1997. The commencement ceremony lasts approximately two and one half hours. Commencement ceremonies have been held twice a year, in spring and fall. The spring commencement is for graduating candidates who have completed or who plan to complete all degree requirements in the spring term. The fall ceremony is for graduating candidates who have completed or who plan to complete all degree requirements in the fall semester. This year, there will be a summer commencement ceremony in early August for students completing degree requirements in summer. Alico Arena has a policy prohibiting balloons in the arena and will not allow them to be brought into the arena for the commencement ceremony. Additionally, in an effort to provide the most comfortable experience for all participants and guests, we ask that attendees refrain from the use of latex and scented fragrances during the Commencement ceremonies. The commencement ceremony will be viewable via webcast at www.fgcu.edu beginning at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Larry NorrisSanibel 1025 Periwin kl e Way M o n Sat 1 0 5 E venin g s & Sunda y s b y appointmen t 5 7 9 0 412 Designer CONDO C h oose f r o m o v er 50 fabrics 0 a n d 20 wood sam p les at t h e same price! NorrisHomeFurnishin g s.com Complete condo packages starting from $10,999!SANIBEL PACKAGES P eriwinkle Way Causeway B lvd B aily Rd. E xit I sland Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 201318B School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, In the past couple of weeks, I have received many questions in regard to Individualized Education Plans, generally referred to as IEPs. I will be addressing these questions over the next several weeks. Here is the first IEP question: Dear Shelley, I keep hearing and seeing a term in the letters from my daughters school that I don t know. She is going into fifth grade and has had an IEP for several years. I find the IEP process very difficult and there are so many words and abbreviations that are used. I have a hard time understanding some of them. Please tell me what this one means: PLAAPF. Albert M., Estero Albert, You are so correct there is a great deal of educational jargon used in the writing of IEPs. It can be very frustrating to attend a meeting and hear people talking in acronyms. It would be appropriate for you to ask them to define and explain some of the educational jargon more clearly. Its so easy for people involved in the profession to forget that others may not be so fluent in their professional language. I am happy to define PLAAPF for you and I refer you to Understanding Special Education.com (www.understandingspecialeducation.com/special-education-terms.html) for additional definitions, as you may need them. So what does this term PLAAPF really mean? This acronym stands for the Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance or the objective data that describes what your child knows and is able to do (Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition). The big change from what you may have heard in the past is that now the IEP must include functional performance as well as academic performance (IDEA 2004). PLAAPF are objective data that describe what your child knows and is able to do. They describe your childs strengths, challenges and needs. The term performance describes what your child can do. The Present Levels describe your childs unique needs that result from the disability and are the foundation for everything else in the IEP. For academic achievement, it includes subjects like reading, math and spelling and for functional performance it will include non-academic and functional areas like communication, fine motor skills, behavior and social skills, and daily life activities. Other words often used that mean the same thing are PLOP (Present Levels of Performance) or the PLEP (Present Levels of Educational Performance). For an initial IEP, the present levels of academic achievement and functional performance are based on data from objective assessments that the IEP team must collect as baseline data that describes your childs present levels of performance and serves as the starting point for developing goals. If your child has earlier IEPs, as in your daughters situation, progress toward her goals in the prior IEPs should be reviewed. Other sources of information may be informal assessments and observations by parents and teachers. I hope this has provided some clarification for you with the alphabet soup of acronyms that are a part of the IEP and Special Education process. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Heights Foundation Receives Donation For Culinary CenterThe Pierce Family Fund donated $25,000 to the Heights Foundation to purchase a commercial hood, fire suppression and exhaust system for the Heights Culinary Center. The Culinary Center will be a commercial teaching kitchen, located within The Heights Center a 14,000 squarefoot facility for education, opportunity and enrichment in the Harlem Heights community. The Heights Culinary Center will provide family self-sufficiency and development through workforce training, entrepreneurship and community feeding programs. Our intent is to help under-employed adults gain the skills and experience needed to meet their life goals. We are excited to partner with area resorts, life-care establishments, restaurants and hotels to provide job-ready, qualified and motivated staff to meet their needs. said Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of the Heights Foundation. The donation by the Pierce family allows us to purchase the most important piece of equipment in our kitchen. Additional commercial equipment is needed to complete the teaching kitchen. The Heights Center, supported by the Heights Foundation, is a place for education, opportunity and enrichment. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, selfsufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The centers mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts. The Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center is located at 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. For more information about the Heights Center and the Heights Culinary Center, call 482-7706 or visit www.heightsfoundation.org. STEM Night Rescheduled For May 16by Jeff LysiakThe Sanibel Schools 2nd annual STEM Night highlighting educational and career opportunities for people interested in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event was postponed from a prior date due to inclement weather. According to middle school science teacher Dana Sanner, who is organizing the event, professionals in the STEM fields have been invited to attend the event and share their expertise with students and attendees. Many of them will offer hands-on demonstrations at the event. Families will move from table to table as interested and stop by and try the activity that is going on there, said Sanner, whose demonstration will include how to make a chromosome of your genes. The goal is to promote excitement about and interest in the STEM fields. Among the STEM professionals invited to attend the event are: Katie McBride, MS Environmental Biologist, City of Cape Coral Learn about marine mammals, costal birds, red mangroves and zebra longwing butterflies Kraig Hankins, M.S. Environmental Biologist, City of Cape Coral Learn about monitor lizards Katie Walls, Meteorologist Learn about weather maps and forecasting Kate Bender and Lynn Ridlehoover from CROW, with Dot Lee, Trouper the blind raccoon and Kyle Miller, author of the books about Trouper Carole Holmberg of Southwest Florida Astronomical Society Solar Telescope Sabrina Perry of FGCU Getting to know mosquitoes Cheryl Clark of Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve Touch Tanks Keith L. Williams, Public Works Director/City Engineer for the City of Sanibel Katrina Anderson, Science Assistant Buoyancy Diane Cortese, Sanibel School math teach Measure parts of your body and learn about proportions Sgt. 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19B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 It seems that everywhere you turn you hear, read or see some report about how todays youth are lazy, dont know how to communicate with one another, or otherwise dont measure up in some way or form. Dont believe those reports. Todays youth impress me. I just returned from the Scholarship Recipients Reception and Admitted Students Day at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (a Boston suburb) where my daughter will attend this coming fall. We happened to be heading to Bostons Logan International Airport just as the marathon bombs exploded. Many Brandeis students volunteered during the race as emergency medics expecting to assist exhausted runners but instead became some of the first responders assisting those who were traumatized. Before the mayhem, when walking around the Brandeis campus I would ask any student that would talk to me about themselves. Many were double or triple majoring in everything from molecular biology to near eastern studies to social entrepreneurship. And despite reports to the contrary, at least with the students that I happened to interact with, they are actively engaged in political discourse and the problems that our society faces. Turning closer to home, I can tell you that todays graduating high school seniors are a most impressive group. My daughter is graduating from the Fort Myers High International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, a rigorous college preparatory program that boasts over one million enrollees in over 144 countries. Her public high school experience reminded me more of how I had to work in getting my bachelors degree in accounting than it did of my high school days. Dozens (if not hundreds) of the Fort Myers High IB students have been offered academic scholarships to many top colleges and universities both within and outside of the State of Florida. While the newspapers and television news programs cover with great fanfare where our local quarterback will attend school, little publicity is given to the many students who will become our next engineers, medical research technicians, software developers, entrepreneurs, diplomats, teachers, scholars, accountants, lawyers and physicians. Let me tell you that they are out there in great number, right here in Southwest Florida. When you talk to them they look you in the eye, have a firm handshake, and are personable and well-rounded. They are not just academic geeks either. Theyve served as captains of their high schools swim, cross country, track, lacrosse, basketball and baseball teams. The IB program includes a service component requiring the completion of community service hours and projects. But it isnt just the IB kids who are special. There are many good, smart, well-rounded kids almost everywhere. Todays technology doesnt make them social misfits. In fact, since their birth the kids of this generation have had to deal with computers, software, Smartphones and all of the ubiquitous technology which has made them amongst the savviest teenagers of any generation. I believe that these kids will be able to tackle our current problems and make our country even greater than it is today. Theyve had the benefit of witnessing the economic collapse of a few years ago. Being old enough to understand what happened should make them better savers and consumers than my generation is. Theyve seen terrorism and war up close and personal. Many know wounded combat veterans from our foreign wars and know of or families who have lost loved ones in overseas duty. This hasnt scared them. In fact, college overseas study abroad programs are booming. My niece who attends the University of Texas has been in Spain this past semester, my middle daughter, a sophomore in the FMHS IB program, will this summer attend a high school in Israel program and my Brandeis-bound daughter intends to study abroad during her college years. These experiences will help them to better understand the world we live in, including foreign cultures that arent like ours. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman often writes that the world is flat meaning that we live in a world of instantaneous communication that makes the people of the world closer to each other, economically, politically and socially than at any time in history. It is only through better understanding of other cultures and the personal relationships that these kids develop through international study that will lead to working solutions to our global problems. So when you see a young man or woman around town, whether wearing a high school lettermans jacket or a college T-shirt, realize that they are likely to be a fairly impressive individual with a great future. Dont be afraid to engage them, to ask them about their plans and what they would like to contribute to their community and the world. Their answers are likely to give you a lot of hope and good feeling. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerDont Believe The News Reports Our Future Is Brightby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Florida Courts E-Filing Portal BeginsThe Lee County Clerk of Courts Office is pleased to report a successful beginning in meeting the Florida Supreme Courts mandate to accept civil cases through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, located at www.myflcourtaccess. com. More than 28,285 documents were electronically filed in Lee County since the mandate went into effect on April 1, 2013. The transition from optional to mandatory efiling has been very smooth overall, thanks to the dedication and hard work of the Clerks civil team, said Linda Doggett, Clerk of Court. This changes the way we do business and will ultimately reduce costs, increase timeliness in the processing of cases, and improve services to the public and judiciary. The next step is to use these electronic documents in the court room and the judiciary is very close to making this happen. It is very exciting! The Florida Supreme Court mandated by April 1, 2013, that all attorneys file documents electronically in civil cases, probate, circuit and county civil, and family law cases through the statewide portal. At this point, more than one-third of all attorneys registered with The Florida Bar are making use of their e-filing account. By the end of the first week, more than 206,000 documents were sent through the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal and transmitted to the local clerks offices and the Supreme Court topping the average daily number of documents filed statewide in March by nearly 500 percent. Florida is one of the first states in the nation to implement statewide electronic filing of court documents and has implemented e-filing at the trial and appellate court levels in all 67 counties and in the Florida Supreme Court. Electronic filing in the five District Courts of Appeal will be phased over the balance of the year. Then, the next major revision to the portal will be seen October 1, 2013, when attorneys will be required to file criminal cases. To access the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal, visit www.myflcourtaccess.com for the statewide access point for the electronic access and transmission of court records to the courts. Rates as Low as $695/week. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 201320B A/C Add-Ons by Bryan HayesYou may have been offered several aftermarket gadgets that can be added to your air conditioning system. They are added for a multitude of reasons including but not limited to safety, convenience and efficiency. Here are a few items that I think are helpful as add-ons to an air conditioning system: A time delay this is a device that prevents your outside system from starting up just after it shuts down. This is really bad for the compressor and really stresses it out. This is very useful when you have people with different comfort levels. One person walks by and thinks boy, is it hot in here and turns the temperature down. The next person walks by and is freezing and turns the temperature back up. Sound familiar? A float switch this is a device that tells the system to stop running if there is water in places there shouldnt be. This helps prevent water damage due to a/c back ups. Great device for absentee owners. Humidistat this is a control that runs your a/c in your absence, and its used to control humidity. When we are not in our homes for extended periods of time, our biggest concern is to control humidity to prevent the growth of microorganisms. It also saves a great deal of money on your electric bill, usually paying for itself with a six months. A hard start device this is like a battery, it stores energy until its needed. These are useful devices when used properly. For the most part, they are used to help an older compressor that is worn to start on its own. Now, lets look at items that I am not that big of a fan of (no pun intended): Programmable thermostats Programmable thermostats are a great device, but they are not for everyone. If you only use your home on average four to six months per year on Sanibel or Captiva or rent out your property, its not something that will work for you. A programmable thermostat can be complicated to set if one is not familiar with it, and can easily become more trouble than its worth. Everything that needs to be accomplished in this situation can be done with a non-programmable thermostat and a humidistat. If you are a full time resident and like gadgets, they do have their place. We have seen on many occasions homes that have programmable thermostats and are put in the bypass mode. Electrostatic Filters the type that I am referring to are the ones that go in your filter return. The idea is that as the air passes over the filters it will elctrostatically charge it, in return it is supposed to grab more particles as they pass by. Our observation is that it does not catch any more materiel than an average filter. And they are not cheap. A better alternative would be a five-inch media filter. Although more expensive than an elctrostatic filter, it will filter at a much better rate. While this is not a long list of products, it can help you figure out what may or may not be useful in your home. If your a/c contractor is offering to sell you one of these, ask some questions: What does it do? Why do I need it? How will it benefit me? The most important point is for you to feel comfortable with your service provider and what he is offereing. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Superior InteriorsHow Long Does It Take To Install? by Cindy MalszyckiWhen planning a new room redesign, window treatments can usually be ordered after other furnishings have been purchased. As a general rule of thumb, hard window treatments (blinds, shades, verticals, cellulars, etc) can generally be installed two to four weeks after the order is placed. Remember, these are custom ordered specifically for your windows. Fabric treatments vary in greatly in delivery time. The more elaborate the design, the longer it may take to create and manufacture. Some windows actually require the designer to make a template to insure proper installation of the finished product. Its not uncommon for a custom made window treatment design to take approximately six to eight weeks from order to completion. The next step in the process is scheduling the installation of your window treatments by a professionally trained window treatment installer. All reputable designers have installers on their staff who are truly craftspeople when it comes to insuring a beautiful, trouble free installation. Often, another week or two is needed to schedule this installation.Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at cindy@decden.net. 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21B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Dr. DaveHemorrhoidsby Dr. Dave HepburnI have written many, many articles. My columns tend to be a little... out there. But that doesnt mean there isnt some useful information in them, just as there are useful nutrients in elephant dung, if you happen to be a mongoose or a dung beetle. Yes, I tend to be less pedantic, wikipedic and sublime and more the ridiculous and even absurd because medicine can be ridiculous... and even absurd. Yet of all of the articles I have written, I have actually never written about the number one health subject searched for online. While Doc Google has given oodles of advice about this, I have given none and what makes this worse is that this is a topic that many of you would associate with me. Hemorrhoids. Lovely. According to the FDA, hemorrhoids have really popped out piles ahead of all other health topics searched online and, as I tweeted this week, Hemorrhoids are the health subject most searched for online, unfortunately also too often searched for in line at Walmart. (I have since been banned from Walmart, so there goes my wardrobe.) I have written about anal fissures, rectal gas, anal tags and tax collectors, but never about hemorrhoids, and so to rectify that obvious cultural void in my therapeutic tome, I will discuss the grapes of wrath. Why is that it is number one online? Well, likely because: 1. Everyone gets em. Up to 75 percent of us... err, you, will be affected by hemorrhoids at some point before the end of our lives, in the end. 2. Many think that anything unusual in the nether regions like a lump, an itch, blood, Snooki, etc., is a hemorrhoid. And that scares us, as doctors, as believe it or not there are many anal issues that are not hemorrhoids. Do not self diagnose or let Dr. Google determine what you actually have. You might be harboring anything ranging from anal fissures to warts to cancer to small seashells collected from that last time you body surfed in Maui. (After a day at beach, I take off my shorts and Holy Seahorse! It looks like Jacques Cousteau would have a heyday in there.) 3. A third reason, I suspect, is that folks are a little embarrassed (put the emphasis where you will) about being bare in front of the doctor. Instead, they go to the computer which though less invasive than a doctors rubber glove doesnt have our charming personality or sartorial taste. Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum or anus. Lovely. There are two different types that do two different things to you, depending on location. Internal: They are painless but can bleed like a stuck pig, which apparently bleed a lot when stuck. They hide up inside the rectum, meaning that they are not visible to your naked mirror unless you happen to catch them when they pop out for a breath of fresh air. They rarely hurt you, but they do surprise you when the bowl turns fire engine red or perhaps a softer burgundy. In this case, you can have a lovely wee noose painlessly slipped over them from whence they slough off and are gone, much like myself when fishing season opens. External: These outer guys (pains in this area usually referred to medically as fellas) can just sit there and look attractive, or can suddenly turn nasty and develop a blood clot, which will cause tremendous discomfort. Cant sleep, cant sit, cant bungee jump naked. These are not exactly piles of fun and have to be enucleated by a doctor ASAP. Creams and preparations, regardless of which letter you use, will not help these fellas. While hemorrhoids can happen to anyone, they are more predisposed to those who suffer from constipation, obesity or pregnancy. And to dispel a common myth, you cannot get them from sitting on a cold bench at a bus stop unless you happen to become obese, constipated or pregnant while waiting. Time for lunch. Lovely. Listen live or call in to Dr Dave on his fun yet informative radio show, Wisequacks, heard each Sunday at 5 p.m. EST at www.cknw.com. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks.org. Alzheimers Caregivers Support MeetingsThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center offers monthly support group meetings for caregivers throughout Lee County and neighboring areas. The caregivers support group meetings include an opportunity for caregivers to meet others who are facing similar challenges and to learn more about Alzheimers disease and effective coping strategies. Select meeting locations feature a guest speaker as well as an informal time for sharing. Sanibel Wednesday, May 22, 1:30 p.m. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 437-3007. Eden Energy MedicineWeave Your Energy Systems For Balanceby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAMLFrom previous columns, you have learned that EEM recognizes nine energetic systems. The exercise addressed today reinforces The Celtic Weave energy system. Our bodies energies spin, spiral, crisscross (remember that the right hemisphere of the brain controls the left side of the body and the left hemisphere controls the right side) and weave our subtle energies into invisible interconnected threads that literally weave all other energy systems together to function as a whole integrated unit. Perhaps you have heard reference to Tibetan Rings (from The East) or noticed that in our own culture, the caduceus depicts two serpents on a staff intertwined seven times to symbolize medicine. The caduceus is generally displayed in your doctors office. Crossing seven times is associated with another of our systems the seven basic Chakras. This recognition in many cultures of the crossing of energy, including the double helix of our DNA, reflects the fundamental knowledge that these crisscrossing energies permeate our body to serve as the connective tissue of our energy system. Thus, The Celtic Weave system weaves your subtle force fields together creating harmony with all systems. During the article on the Cross Crawl exercise, you learned more about the benefit of keeping the energies crossed. The Celtic Weave exercise, part of the 5 Minute Routine, will enable you to strengthen your auric field (the field that has seven layers and surrounds the body, acting as an antenna to filter information); weaves all systems together and enhances your inner strength to create a network of communication between systems. Use this exercise if you feel vulnerable to others energies; or feel too extended or as if you invisible; or feel disoriented from the environment itself (too many electro-magnetic frequencies); or find it difficult to communicate. The exercise works since it fluffs your energies, enabling protection. Step 1: Stand straight with hands on the thighs. Imagine energy being pulled through the feet to meet the hands as you breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth throughout the exercise. Step 2: Rub the hands together vigorously, shake them off, and place your palms close together as you feel the energy between them. 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22B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband and I were feeling punk, so we thought a little change of scenery and a visit with some old friends would make us feel a lot better. We went to a beautiful resort hotel and felt worse. We went out to eat, but stayed on couches or in bed for most of the time. Fortunately, we had two TV sets so we didnt squabble about the programming. We didnt think we felt badly enough to go home, but hardly well enough to stay. Later, we did see our friends and listened to their health problems. While we sympathize with their concerns, we thought maybe we werent so bad after all. We are home now, life has lost its spark what do you suggest we do now? Beulah Dear Beulah, My experience has been to never go on vacation if you feel terrible before you leave. Eating different foods, sleeping in different beds, different daily routines all contribute to causing problems even if you started out feeling well. You and your husband may have had a condition before you left and being away just made it worse. At least you were getting bed rest. If your symptoms persist for longer than a week after you are home, go to see your family physician. Tell him/her your symptoms and about your lives losing their sparkle. Many people who are not interested in much, and too tired to do anything about it, have treatable conditions that respond quickly to medications. Lizzie Dear Beulah, Your observations about your daily lives are similar to others, young and old. People can become so bored, they can hardly tolerate themselves. Then other times, there really is some medical problem or medicine reaction that can give you wild symptoms that can go undiagnosed. If your physician gives you a clean bill of health, there are many other possibilities for you to consider. As far out as it may sound to you, you could consider separate vacations. Some retired couples spend too much time together; they have nothing to talk about because they have both shared the same experiences. Your husband could go golfing with men friends, and you could go visit a woman friend or go with some women friends on a cruise. You could also consider volunteering at different cities to help others less fortunate. The biggest problem some people seem to have is that when they go on vacation they always have to take themselves along wherever they go. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. deaRPharmacistExcitement Builds For Suvorexant, A New Sleep Drugby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I cant sleep well and have taken Ambien for years. What else do you recommend? FT, Bradenton, Florida If you cant sleep on Ambien, Id try something different. Another novel sleep drug is coming to the market called Suvorexant and so far, I like it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating it right now. Merck & Co is manufacturing the new drug, which supposedly does not induce memory loss, daytime fatigue or attention difficulties, all common side effects with benzodiazepines and Z drugs, which dominate the multi-billion dollar insomnia market. You know them by names like Ambien, Lunest, Sonata, Xanax, Valium and Halcion. The drugs increase GABA levels, a neurotransmitter that induces sleep. Tickle those GABA receptors, and you will fall asleep, and likely have cognitive problems, full-body muscle relaxation, daytime fatigue and bizarre hypnotic events. Anythings possible. Suvorexant doesnt affect GABA at all, it reduces a hormone called orexin (a.k.a. hypocretin). This drug doesnt induce sleep, rather it turns off the switch that keeps you awake. Interestingly, elevated orexin are common in those prone to panic attacks ( Nature Medicine, 2010), but that is not Suvorexants focus, its marketed as a prescription sleep aid and will do very well. There are well-designed unbiased clinical trials to show orexin blockers improve sleep (and reduce panic). If you have sleep deprivation, it increases risk of depression, heart disease and infection, so sleep any way you can. Orexins keep you awake. If orexin levels suddenly drop, so do you, meaning you go to sleep! People with narcolepsy have swinging orexin levels. Contrarily, if orexin is high, you might feel panicky, anxious, wired or have insomnia. Thats where Suvorexant works; it reduces orexin, and remember orexin keeps you awake. Its categorized as a dual orexin receptor antagonist or a DORA blocker for short. Dual because it blocks both OX1 and OX2 receptor sites. How do you feel if you wake at 4 a.m. on your sleep medication? Researchers compared conventional GABA blockers to DORA blockers to find out. Monkeys given popular GABA blockers were much foggier, confused and slower to respond as compared to monkeys given a DORA blocker. Were not monkeys, though the point is made. Is Suvorexant the next best amazing sleep drug? Time will tell. So far, headache is the most commonly reported side effect. Always use the lowest effective dose and for short-terms. Never combine sleep drugs with sedatives or alcohol. Clean your bedroom, turn off lights and implement healthier sleep hygiene practices; go to my website to read about natural remedies if those interest you. One theoretical concern is narcolepsy. If you reduce orexin levels you will go to sleep. Thats the point of the drug. Fortunately, late-stage clinical trials have not reported this side effect. More adverse reactions may trickle after the medication is launched. Sleep aids are for short-term use; they are not a forever thing. 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. 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23B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyThe Role Of Exercise Physical fitness is an important part of achieving optimal health. It makes you feel better and adds to self-esteem. This is very important in a culture where many people dont seem concerned about their health, but gradually more of us will want to look and feel better. Exercise plays an important role toward weight loss. Most people who exercise regularly maintain a normal weight. Exercise helps you to feel alert, more focused and alive. It aids digestion, increases muscle mass, helps prevent osteoporosis, improves your libido and helps you sleep better. Have you ever noticed that people who enjoy exercise look happier and younger? There is no one exercise plan that fits all. If you like to jog, then jog. Some people prefer a fitness center while others enjoy the outdoors. If you are someone who is not self-motivated, get an exercise buddy or exercise with a group. Recreation centers have many classes that are fun and provide great exercise, such as a spin class, aerobics, pilates and water aerobics. Make sure you do plenty of stretching before and after any exercise. Remember that the most important thing is to exercise regularly. Be sure to check with your health professional before starting any exercise regimen. If you prefer to exercise at home, you can purchase a treadmill or an elliptical trainer. There are many DVDs of different exercise regimens available. A word to the wise, start slowly. You want to like exercising and not get so sore that you decide to quit. Again, it is finding the optimal exercise that works for you. I am fortunate that I like to exercise. I dont always like a hard core workout, but enjoy the outdoors and being in nature. Personally, if I had to choose a favorite form of exercise, it would be hiking. There is something so freeing about being out in nature, and it makes me feel good. I hike with my dogs, and they enjoy it as much as I do. We can all find our niche. If you have not exercised in a few days and you feel the desire to get out and move, you are well on your way to a new lifestyle. If you are uncertain where to begin, it might be worth the investment to hire a personal trainer to get started. It can be motivational because you are committing to an actual appointment and learning how to work with your body in a safe effective way. Affirmations to consider with exercise: I allow myself to exercise to keep my body slender, healthy and fit. I allow myself to be attracted to the exercises that are best for me. I allow myself to enjoy a regular exercise routine. I allow myself to easily achieve and maintain my ideal body weight. From page 21BWeave Your Energy Systemshands again, taking the palms and bringing them close to the ears. Take a deep breath. Visualize bringing in fresh energy to your head. Step 3: While inhaling, bring your elbows together. Exhale, cross your arms and swing them out to the side. Visualize that you are clearing stale energy from your field. I like to make a whoosh sound. Step 4: Cross and swing them out again. Bend forward, repeat at the waist, at the knees and again at the ankles. Stay bent forward. Step 5: Bring the hands behind you with palms parallel to the floor, cup the hands and scoop the energy from the earth all the way to your head as you stand. Then, sprinkle the energy over you. You will now feel invigorated, more balanced and your energetic systems all integrated. Have fun with your energy! Send me your questions. Next weeks topic is The 5 Minute Routine: Your Recipe For Health. 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. From page 18BSTEM Night Ralph Verrastro, PE Senior Project Manager, Stantec Design and build bridges Gib Warren, Engineer Electrical engineering Joelle Hammes, Environmental Educator Make your own paper Diane Thomas, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Learn about local shells Becky Wolff, Education Specialist, JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Adaptations Also, various middle school students with an assortment of STEM-related topics will be on hand. 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


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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 27BAUT O DETAILIN G PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 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 Island 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 25B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 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 Consultant CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.com 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.netPRE SS URE WA S HIN G Owner Matthew Ryan1-239-645-9834www.oneppw.comLicense & Insured Owner Owne r Ask About Our$9900Specials!! Professional Pressure WashingFREE ESTIMATEQuality Service Guaranteed LAWN MAINTENAN C E INTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128 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 26B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Shell Harbor Sanibel1975 1,671 1,795,0001,475,000 409 Marina IsleBonita Springs1999 3,563 1,397,5001,225,000 182 Coconut IsleBonita Springs2000 3,867 1,150,0001,080,000 6 Fa Lanes BayviewCaptiva1987 979,000979,000 4Orchid RidgeBonita Springs2002 3,702 999,950955,000 33 Hampton GreensFort Myers1990 6,720 825,000815,000 3 Shell Harbor Sanibel1988 1,968 950,000775,000 189Sanibel IslesSanibel1969 2,294 935,500675,000 886 Cape Coral Cape Coral2011 3,008 689,900660,000 13 Avallone Bonita Springs2006 2,391 775,000644,000 53Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales


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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED LOST AND FOUNDLOST AND FOUNDLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395RS 1/4 NC TFN FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN SERVICES OFFERED MODIFIED MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARKAffordable year-round or seasonal living on beautiful Sanibel Island! $49,000. Fleetwood Prowler Regal with addition, vinyl siding and metal roof-over to create nearly 600 sq ft living space. Large living/dining room, den, kitchen, dinette, bathroom with shower stall, study and bedroom with queen bed. Sleeps 7. Beautifully landscaped, private terrace, lots of storage. Motivated seller. Pictures and details at: http://www. mhvillage.com/Mobile-Homes/MobileHome-For-Sale.php?key=706511 Call 440-427-1573 or email elpete7148@gmail.com. RS 4/12 CC 5/3 HOUSE FOR SALEDonax St, Sanibel, SF 4/2 Home for sale. $470,000 OBO, Over 2000 SF, built in 1986. No pool. ML#201302314 Call for details 239-825-2608.NS 3/15 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472RS 1/4 CC TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.RS 1/4 BM TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.com RS 1/25 BM TFN HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COM RS 1/4 CC TFN PAINTING GOATProfessional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 4/19 CC TFN FOR SALE BY OWNER3BEDROOM/2BATH POOL HOME IONA/MCGREGOR AREA $169,900 CALL FOR DETAILS 239-565-2155 RS 4/12 NC 5/3 MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK$130,000. 60 x 12 wl metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Master BR has queen size bed & blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/ shower & dbl sink vanity w/extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + 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 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 TFN COMMERICAL RENTALOFFICE / COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENTPALM COURT CENTER 2424 PALM RIDGE ROAD SANIBEL, Florida HIGHLY VISIBLE GROUND FLOOR SPACE 520 SQUARE FEET MOVE IN CONDITION IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY $750 / MONTH Landlord pays all common maintenance. Call 239-472-6543 or 973-726-3213NS 4/5 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN 28B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 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 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 BR 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 5/3 CC 5/3 ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta NS 5/3 BM TFN Moran Realty GroupJohn Gee & CompanyMeticulously maintained and updated. Best value on Sanibel under $500,000!! Close to beach $459,000 1610 Sabal Sands Rd Robyn & Robb Moran


29B ISLAND SUN MAY 3, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 3/15 CC 5/31 FRUIT SHIPPINGGOT MANGOS??We ship Prime Florida mangos from our grove on Pine Island, Fl to YOU or YOUR FRIENDS in the continental US (no ship AZ or CA sorry) Mango harvest and season starts midJune thru August. Please visit www.eatmoremangos.com NS 4/5 CC 4/26 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800 RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 CC TFN HELP WANTEDDEAR OVID,Happy 1st year anniversary. I have loved and cherished each day. You are a wonderful husband. Yours Forever, Liser NS 5/3 CC 5/3 PERSONALS GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALESat. May 4, 8am 2pm Lots of Outdoor Stuff tools, Art, antiques, house wares, furniture etc. 1342 Sand Castle Rd., in the DunesNS 5/3 CC 5/3 SANIBEL EAST END MOVING SALESaturday, May 4, 9:00 to 1:00. 1053 Seahawk Ln. off Beach Rd. Minutes from causeway. Moving to a condo. Sofas, hide-a-bed, other furniture. Kayak, life jackets, paddles. Lawn mower, chain saws & tools, hardware. Household goods. Bikes and bike trailer. Toys and beach stuff and much more. Everything must go!NS 5/3 CC 5/3 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDSERVERS ASSISTANT SERVERS LINE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: iltesoro@me.com or ll out applications between 11-2 daily. NS 1/18 NC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICE/ OUTSIDE SALESWe need you to pamper our customers and spread the word about our services. Union Mechanical Inc. 239-437-5595 Knowledge of construction/contracting a plus.RS 2/8 CC TFN HELP WANTEDHOUSEKEEPER ON BEAUTIFUL CAPTIVATravel time and tolls paid. Call 239-472-5800. NS 4/26 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVolunteers needed for Independence Day parade on Sanibel. Help needed prior to and during the parade. Various duties. If you can help out, call Trish Phillips at 2462981 or email trishphillips@mysanibel.com. NS 2/22 NC TFN HELP WANTED To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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 MAY 3, 2013 Pets Of The Week Im Banjo, a funloving, live-in-themoment kind of guy whos looking for a best buddy. I am a four-year-old Akita mix. My new best friend can be a guy or a girl. Im not picky because its all about the fun. Besides my upbeat personality, I have a very unique look and beautiful blue eyes. My adoption fee is $30 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Spring Fever adoption promotion. My name is Schnurrie and Im a very beautiful, good-natured kitty. I like to cuddle and love to be brushed. Please consider adopting me along with my friend Fritz. We came from the same home and would love to stay together. Its a great time to give two cats a home since cats are a two-for-one adoption fee at $30 (regularly $50) during Animal Services promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Schnurrie ID# 336911 Banjo ID# 561181 photos by squaredogphoto.com Lost CatHis name is Walter and he is a 6-year-old neutered male cat. He weighs 15 pounds, has gold eyes, has a charcoal grey and white coat with a black spot on his pink nose. Walter loves kids and people, and he is micro-chipped. He was last seen on April 26 wearing a white flea collar with a gold ID tag with the name Walter in Periwinkle Park on Sanibel. If found, please call Cathy at 395-2087. Walter Walter Squeaky Cat FoundPAWS recently found this cat on Wightman Lane on Captiva. He does have a microchip, but it is registered to Betty Jo Gullia, who recently passed away. If you have any information about this cats current owner, please call Pam at PAWS of Sanibel at 472-4823.


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