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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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FEBRUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:00 6:24 6:59 6:25 6:58 6:26 6:57 6:26 6:56 6:27 6:55 6:27 6:54 6:28 VOL. 21, NO. 35 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 21, 2014 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Food And Wine Festival Is This SundayThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club will host its 6th annual winter food and wine festival, entitled Sanibel Uncorked, on Sunday, February 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery. All are invited to share in an afternoon of food, wine, music and a silent auction to benefit kids needs, such as recreation and scholarships. Local wine distributers will provide a variety of fine wines for sampling during the festival and also will have wines available in the silent auction. Cooking demonstrations with samples and complimentary wine pairings will be presented by Matt Asen of Timbers Restaurant and other local gourmet chefs. Chef Karl Hamme of Baileys Catering and prepared foods department will also present a cooking demonstration. Hamme is in charge of continued on page 10 Purchase Mardi Gras Tickets OnlineCalling all partygoers! Tickets for the inaugural Mardi Gras, a fundraiser for Community Housing and Resources (CHR), went quickly last year. This year, a helpful innovation is in place: buy your tickets at www.sanibelchr.org without having to leave the comfort of your home. Click on the link under the colorful Mardi Gras poster, the first screen to appear. The 2nd annual Mardi Gras, presented by Bank of the Islands, is set for Saturday, March 1 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, including a complete Cajun dinner with crawfish, crab and corn chowder and Bourbonglazed chicken, and $10 for children (special hot dog meal). Organizers have the goal of establishing the Mardi Gras as the premier affordable and family-friendly island event. More seating has been added this year. CHR, which since 1983 has provided affordable housing on Sanibel for those who work on the island, plus retired Sanibel residents and the disabled, always needs additional funds to balance its operating budget and meet its mission of ensuring that many citizens who wish to stay on the island can do so. We depend on approximately $100,000 in community support to supplement rental income and keep rents affordable for our families, said Executive Director Kelly Collini. We have a mission of providing diversity in the community, ensuring a viable island-based work force, and offering shelter to senior citizens who have served the island during their working years. Many CHR residents, she added, not only provide vital services through their work but also volunteer for island organizations. Another factor that sets Mardi Gras apart from many other island functions is the low ticket price, reflecting CHRs philosophy ofcontinued on page 10 Photo from last years Mardi Gras Raffle And Auction Add Excitement To San-Cap Kiwanis Spaghetti DinnerThe annual Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner, to be held on Saturday, February 22, is known for its meatballs and pasta feast... but the big excitement starts following dinner when attendees compete for a wide array continued on page 10 San-Cap Kiwanis Clubs raffle includes lots of family items

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 20142 Sanibel Captiva Art Leagues Clothesline Art Sale Annual Clothesline Art Sale Saturday, March 19:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Remembers IkkiSanibel-Captiva Rotary Club took the occasion of its recent 31st Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Arts & Crafts Fair to honor the memory of internationally recognized artist Ikki Matsumoto. For at least 10 years, Matsumoto had allowed the club to use his designs on a series of collectable Arts & Crafts Fair T-shirts with sales proceeds helping the club fund many of its projects. Matsumoto, along with his wife Polly, participated as vendors at the fair and, according to Rotarians, added to the reputation of this fair as one of the best in Southwest Florida. To honor Matsumoto, a new Best of Show award was presented at the juried fair this year. First place blue ribbons in three categories were presented to: Booth, 11 Marilyn Vaillancourt, jewelry; Booth 84, Christine Reichow, painting; and Booth 100, John Thomas Herbon, pottery. From these three first place winners, Herbon was judged the overall Best of Show and the award was presented to him by Polly Matsumoto, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club President Scott Congress and Rotary Arts & Crafts Juried Committee Chair Robert Monk. As a complete surprise, Congress presented a Luc Century vase to Polly Matsumoto from the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary inscribed with a special appreciation dedi cation in memory of Ikki. Pottery by John Thomas Herbon Robert Monk, John Thomas Herbon, Polly Matsumoto and Scot Congress Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) 239-472-8442 albertmeadowantiques@yahoo.comAlbert Meadow Antiques THE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEART TIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECOShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 20144 A HUGE selection of beads BUY 1 GET 1 FREE* *Offer good February 21-February 28, 2014 or while supplies last. 1571 Periwinkle Way 239-472-5223 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 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am www.threecraftyladies.com D ai l y at 10a m e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! Astronomy Program At The LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library will host an astronomy program with Sanibel resident John Hicks on Friday, February 28 at 2 p.m. An avid solar astronomer, Hicks will give a talk on the Threat of Asteroid and Comet Impacts on Earth. Hicks is author of several books on astronomy. The latest is the second edition to his first book on designing and building astronomical observatories and is titled Building a Roll-Off Roof or Dome Observatory: A Complete Guide for Design. Hicks has concentrated on solar photography for the past 30 years. Since comets and asteroids are visitors from the early primordial solar system, they are also of interest in terms of their make-up and their origin. The presentation will include slides and other images covering the most dangerous objects, their past near-misses and their future orbital returns to threaten planet Earth (presently a topic of concern in NASAs space program) The library is at 770 Dunlop Road. Fun Times At PreschoolLilly Hall dressed up in a costume from long ago while studying a unit on Then And Now at Summit Christian Preschool at Sanibel Community Church. The kids also explored how they would find water and cook their food. Classes are available for children ages 2, 3, 4 and VPK, with Leslie Celestin serving as the preschools director. Lilly Hall playing dress up Doo-Wop Dance Party Friday Night At The Community HouseThis months House Party will transport guests back in time with a celebration of American music from the 1950s and 1960s, performed by the 10-piece band Uptown Express. The bands material includes a blend of favorite oldies from the Chicago rhythm and blues, New York doo-wop and Motown soul. The party will be held at The Community House on Friday, February 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided by Baileys General Store. Event sponsors are Michael Kelly and Joe and Marge Meek. Make your reservations in advance by calling The Community House at 472-2155. Tickets are $25 for SCA members and $30 for guests. Ticket price includes the show, dancing and appetizers. Alcoholic beverages are available by donation. For more information, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Uptown Express will perform on February 21 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 20146 Historical Village Plans Party For 30th Anniversarysubmitted by Emilie AlfinoAs the Sanibel Historical Village celebrates its 30th anniversary, its board members and staff are looking forward as well as back. Much has been accomplished since the Rutland House became the Island Historical Museum in 1984, and much work is under way to make the village better than ever. In October 2012, the village acquired two buildings that share a long history together Shore Haven, a rather large Sears kit home, and the Caretakers Cottage used by Hannah and Isaiah Gavin as they assisted Shore Havens owner Daisy Mayer in her declining years. Costs demanded that work on the two buildings be divided into two phases. The first phase is to completely restore the exterior of Shore Haven to its original form; the second phase targets the Caretaker Cottage restoration. To date, the work on Shore Haven is about 70 percent complete. When it re-opens, Shore Haven will serve as the museums entrance and welcome center with displays of new or traveling exhibits. Other possibilities for its use are also being explored. A 30th anniversary campaign is in progress with a $200,000 goal. To date, almost $153,000 has been raised. A dollar-to-dollar challenge match has begun for all gifts made up to $45,000. All are invited to participate. This is the museums first capital campaign and the enthusiasm the people of Sanibel have shown has been very rewarding for all of us at the museum, said Ellen ONeill, museum board member in charge of development. The campaign will culminate in a party on March 20 beginning at 6 p.m. on the village grounds. In addition to cocktails, dinner and a live auction, Island Jazz will provide music. Victor Mayeron will serve as master of ceremonies. Reservations are required by March 17 and tickets are $150 per person. To make a reservation, call 472-4648. Seating is limited. The Sanibel Historical Village is a joint partnership with the City of Sanibel. Since 1984, when the Rutland home stood alone as the islands history museum, the museum has grown into a village of 11 buildings that attracts 10,000 visitors annually. The city provides a modest annual budget allocation that covers salaries for the museums small staff and some ongoing maintenance of the grounds. The museum received $67,000 in 2013-2014, less than one-third of its annual budget. The acquisition of buildings and major improvements to the property have been funded by private donations to the 501(c)3 corporation, which operates the museum, working to preserve Sanibels heritage. We hope many people will consider joining us to make this 30th anniversary year very special, ONeill said. The historical village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; those under 18 and members are free. Docent-guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no extra charge, based upon docent availability. There is handicap access to all buildings. Admission for entrance to the gift shop only is free. For information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit www. sanibelmuseum.org. Shorehaven on the barge Shorehaven on the bay Roofers working on Shorehaven at the museum Shorehaven painting by Myra Roberts

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7 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Parrot Outreach Seeks Help For Displaced Birdsby Jeff LysiakLots of attention is given to dogs and cats who are homeless, abandoned or displaced. But it seems that the fate of more exotic pets such as parrots, macaws, cockatoos, conures and other birds rarely receives any sort of publicity. A nonprofit organization founded in 2010, the primary mission of the Punta Gorda-based Parrot Outreach Society is placing into safe custody birds who may have been abandoned, abused or are in need of a home for any reason. The underlying mission of the group, however, is educating the public. People go out and see these gorgeous birds and they want to bring one home, said Pam Hill, founder and president of Parrot Outreach Society. But the pet stores arent about to tell them that theyre a lot of work they can be loud, demanding and destructive at times. It isnt long before these new bird owners realize that they may have bitten off more than they can chew. According to the Parrot Outreach Societys website, the displaced captive bird population is increasing at a dramatic rate. Like other exotic pets, parrots are often much more difficult to keep than people anticipate because they are wild animals, not domesticated as human companions for generations like dogs and cats. High care demands, behavioral challenges and an extremely long life expectancy up to 80 years for some birds leave many parrots unwanted and displaced as they mature. Some parrots are guaranteed to have five to seven homes during their lifetime, so theres no such thing as a forever home for them, said Hill, who began adopting displaced birds out of her home for nearly a decade. Now at her third location, a large majority of which is dedicated to Parrot Outreach Society, she and her team of volunteers are focused on six programs: education, rescue, rehabilitation, foster care, adoption and conservation. The societys educational mission solution is threefold: 1. Education Before Commitment Thousands of captive parrots lose their homes each year because they were bought on impulse by someone unaware of a birds potential noise, mess, aggression, destructiveness, expense, time commitment and daily care needs. If thinking about purchasing or adopting a bird, read current bird books and magazines first, then join a local bird club to learn from other members. Also, volunteer at a bird adoption organization for hands-on bird care experience. 2. Dont Breed Birds Breeders and pet stores must stop supplying more and more fresh baby birds to a highly uneducated market that is already spilling over with displaced birds at the other end. Why bring more birds into the world when the ones who are already here dont have homes? 3. Adopt, Dont Buy If you have done your research and are ready to continued on page 37 Paco, a military macaw Tilla, a sun conure Pam Hill, president and founder of Parrot Outreach Society

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 20148 Spotlight On CHRsubmitted by Claudia BurnsWhen Francis Bailey passed away, he left a priceless legacy to his beloved Sanibel: his daughter Mary Mead Bailey Johnson, her husband Richard Johnson and their children Callaway, Bailie and Dane. The Johnson family would travel occasionally to Sanibel from their home in Jacksonville, but in August 2004 Richard, whose background is in information management and disaster recovery, made an extended visit after Hurricane Charley decimated the island. As he worked with Francis and Sam Bailey every day for three weeks to help restore their business, the brothers, both now deceased, instilled in him the importance of customer service and service to the community the philosophy they had inherited from their father, Frank, one of the first settlers on the island and founder of the Sanibel Packing Company, dba Baileys General Store. Johnson was deeply impressed by the Baileys business values and commitment to the community. And the Baileys were equally impressed by his willingness to work hard and embrace their approach. Returning to Jacksonville, Johnson took with him an offer to join the family business. Today Richard and Mead Johnson are co-owners/managers of Baileys, and wholeheartedly sustain the Bailey tradition of putting customers and community first. So, when Johnson was approached by Community Housing and Resources (CHR), which administers Sanibels affordable housing program, he hesitated only slightly before agreeing to join the board of directors to undertake a challenging, time-consuming commission. When you want something done, the saying goes, ask a busy person. As president of the CHR board for the past three years, Johnson has drawn upon his professional skills to lead the board in bringing this essential community service from near-collapse to financial stability. CHR is currently in the black, has reduced its long-term debt, is building reserves for capital projects, and will continue to provide homes for the work force Sanibel needs. Now young adults, the fourth generation of Baileys is also keeping the family tradition alive. Bailie and Dane Johnson work with their parents, and Calli Johnson may join them after she completes graduate studies in psychology at the University of Florida. Francis Baileys legacy lives on, and Frank Bailey, the man who started it all, would be justifiably proud. CHR depends on donations to help cover the ongoing maintenance, refurbishment and repair of CHR buildings and grounds, and will hold its secnd annual Mardi Gras fundraiser on March 1. For tickets and more information about CHR, visit wwwsanibelchr.org, stop by the office at 2401 Library Way, or phone 472-1189. CHR is a 501(c)3 organization that has partnered for more than 30 years with the City of Sanibel to provide affordable housing for people who live and/or work on the island, plus senior and disabled Sanibel citizens. With more than 117 residents occupying 74 rental units and 14 limited-equity ownership homes in 11 complexes throughout the island, CHR is an essential resource for those who provide the services islanders need. CHR residents contribute in numerous ways to island life and often volunteer for/lead island organizations. Richard Johnson, center, with Sam Bailey, left, and Francis Bailey Richard Johnson, left, with his wife Mead, children Dane and Bailie and father-in-law Francis Bailey photo by Daniela E. Jaeger, courtesy of Times of the Islands Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.comIkki Matsumoto Prints & PostersFancy-Footed Booby Featuring Original Paintings by David Ruhe630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Hours : Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pmwww.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350

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9 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Guest Speaker At Unitarian ServiceUnitarian Universalists of the Islands will meet on Sunday, March 2 at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The public is welcome. Rev. Allison Farnum, minster of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers (UUCFM), will lead the service. In her sermon, entitled The Health of the Whole, she will explore how to hold up community over hyper-individualism in this age of consumerism and me-focus. Rev. Farnum will discuss how people can pledge mutual loyalty to the spirit of love and shared values. She is an inspirational speaker who broadens perspective and deepens understanding through her sermons. Rev. Farnum began serving the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers in August 2008. In community and denominational life, she is currently serving on the board of Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida, an ally organization of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. She is also co-president of the interfaith congregation-based community-organizing group Lee Interfaith for Empowerment (LIFE). A member of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association since 2005, Rev. Farnum received her preliminary Unitarian Universalist Association fellowship in September 2007 and final fellowship in 2010. She received her master of divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in June 2008. Prior to becoming minister of the Fort Myers congregation, she served as contract minister at the Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as intern minister at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore in 2005-06 and as summer minister at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, Illinois in 2007. Discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow the service. Rev. Allison Farnum Speaker To Address The Financial CrisisDr. John T. Jack Boorman will address the Democratic Club of the Islands on the subject The Financial Crisis: Its Cost, Legacy and Impact on Inequality at the Sanibel Public Library on Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. Boorman was the director of the policy development and review department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from l990 to 2002. He served as counsellor and special advisor to the managing director until 2006. Earlier in his career, Boorman held positions in the Asian and European departments of the IMF. He taught at the universities of Southern California and Maryland, and was in the research department of the Federal Deposit and Insurance Corporation. As an author, Boorman covered diverse topics in his books and papers, such as macroeconomics, monetary theory, developing country debt, merging market issues, international insolvency, international governance, as well as IMF policies. Currently serving as advisor to the independent evaluation office of the IMF, Boorman continues to write and speak from his broad economic background. Most recently, he served as a member of the Palais Royal Group, comprising eminent persons from around the world, that produced a report recommending reform to the international monetary system. Boorman and his wife Helen live on Sanibel from November through April and spend significant time in Washington, DC.For more information, email demclubislands@gmail.com or call 395-9078. Healthy Heart Month EventsWeek 4 of Healthy Heart Month at the Sanibel Recreation Center continues with the following activities: Thursday, February 20 Biking the Refuge 10 a.m. (meet at the flagpole) *Pet First Aid Course 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, February 21 High Energy, Low Impact Aerobics To The Oldies 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22 Aqua-Thon 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, February 23 Yoga Noon to 1 p.m. Compression Only CPR 1 to 2 p.m. All events are located at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, unless noted otherwise. Call the Rec Center at 472-0345 to register for programs denoted with an asterisk (*). Dr. John T. Jack BoormanSend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201410 Whats Happening At The House In 2014Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 To enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Follow Us On Facebook CLASSES/PROGRAMSComplimentary Shell CraftingLesson: Monday 10 am -Noon Crafts on sale Mon.-Fri. until 3 pmAstronomyFeb. 24 6:30 pm $5Beading With ShellsFeb. 26 9am $35 members; $40 guestsOptimize Your Health March 12 1-3pm Public Service Energy WorkshopiPad/iPhoneMarch 13 9:30am $30 members; $35 guestsGlass Painting ClassMarch 25 3:30pm $40 member/$45 guestSissis Paint PartyMarch 26 7 pm $40 members; $45 guestsPainting with SissiTuesday 10 am $30Sanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday & Thursday at 1 pm; $10YogaMon & Thurs 8:30 am; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 DooWop DanceFeb. 21 7-10pm $25 members in advance $30 guests in advanceShell FestivalMarch 6, 7 & 8 9am-5pmAmelia EarhardtMarch 26 Luncheon & Show $30 members; $35 guestsHonky Tonk HouseMarch 28 7-10pm From page 1San-Cap Kiwanis Raffle And Auctionof prizes in a lively raffle, silent auction and live auction. This year, more than 125 items will be awarded, with a total value of over $25,000. This years prizes include artwork, jewelry, hotel and resort stays, travel packages, toys, games, restaurant gift certificates, fishing and nature trips, theater and concert tickets, home services, golf outings, sports equipment, bicycles and more. Raffle and auction items are donated by many island businesses, organizations and individuals who do so in support of the events fundraising cause: scholarships and youth programs for island children..continued on page 16 From page 1Sanibel Uncorkedpreparation of the festival hors doeuvres. Music will accompany the silent auction, which will include nights at several local resorts, and golf for four at several island courses. A night with a gourmet meal cooked in your own home will be up for bid as well as a magnum of red wine, hand-signed by golfer Jack Nicklaus. Lily & Co. will be offering discounted prices on select jewelry. Tickets are a $30 donation ($25 for designated drivers) and are available at Baileys General Store, Sanibel Caf in Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and Lily & Co. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the festival beginning at noon. A commemorative etched wine glass will be given to each guest. Free valet parking will be available. Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery is located at 520 Tarpon Bay Road, across from Baileys Center. From page 1CHR Mardi Gras Ticketsmaking something affordable for more families. This is why we are so grateful for generous sponsorships, which help keep the ticket price attractive, Collini said. In addition to scrumptious food and live music from the Blue Dirt Dixieland Jazz Band, the Mardi Gras this year will feature a silent auction, door prizes and for the first time a costume contest with prizes. The silent auction will offer, in addition to traditionally popular gift certificates and baskets, a new item: allinclusive trips to big-city locations including Chicago, New York and, of course, New Orleans. Visit www.sanibelchr.org to purchase tickets online. For those who prefer to buy tickets in person, ask for them at Bank of the Islands, the Sanibel Caf or Baileys General Store, or stop by the CHR office located at 2401 Library Way or call 472-1189. Bicycles are always a hit Fishing and golf outings attract lots of interest during the auctions Numerous travel packages draw bidding attention Independently Owned And OperatedUSPS 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. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Capt. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201412 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 For more information call 239-472-5317 or email ADSilby@yahoo.com. CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 10, 2013 thru April 27, 2014 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. NEW SANIBEL CHURCH, SBC Join us for worship Sunday mornings in the Sandpiper Room of The Sundial Beach Resort Hotel. 9 a.m. Bible Fellowship and 10 a.m. Worship. For information call 239671-5502. 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 Serivce, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Holy Days call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector Saturday Eucharist 5 p.m. Sunday Eucharist 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m. 1st Wednesday of the month 6 p.m. service followed by Potluck Supper. For more information call: 472-2173 or www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org 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 ryi39@aol.com. St. Isabel Hosting World Prayer Daycontributed by Devan A. NorrisEach year, around the globe, Christian women of faith come together on the first Friday in March for the World Day of Prayer. Here on Sanibel women from at least six different congregations St. Isabels Catholic Church, Chapel by the Sea of Captiva, Christian Science, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Sanibel Community Church and St. Michael and all Angels Episcopal Church, will meet for service at 10:30 a.m. on March 7 at Saint Isabels. The focus of the day varies every year, and World Day of Prayer International annually selects one country to write the program for all of the participants worldwide to celebrate. This year the country is Egypt and the chosen theme is Streams in the Desert. This harks to the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well, and continued on page 13 Standing,from left: Emily Kletzien, Chapel by the Sea; Kathy Lear, St. Isabel Catholic Church; Carolyn DiCosta, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ; Lolly Murray, Christian Science; Marilyn Schmidt, St. Isabels; Jan Anderson, Sanibel Community Church; Genny Gray, St. Isabel; Julie Kocourek, St. Isabel. Seated: Lois Codair, St. Isabel; Mary Miller, Christian Science. Kneeling: co-chairs Leslie Anding and Nancy Venuto, St. Isabel. Roadmap for LifeIn his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus left the world a map for going higher in life. He taught people how to love in the face of hatred, how to live without fear, how to focus on what really matters. Come discover how this timeless message can be a practical guide in your life at a free community event. Chet Manchester, from New York, is a Christian Science lecturer who enjoys talking to interfaith audiences worldwide. He will tell of his own journey to Galilee where Jesus first shared his revolutionary teachings and how you can make them your own. This 60-minute interactive talk is for all ages and faiths. 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13 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 WILLIAM A GOLISZESKIIn loving memory of William A. Goliszeski Happy Birthday February 22, 1976 February 29, 2004 You touched our souls and will stay in our hearts forever. We miss and love you more than ever. IN LOVING MEMORY Ensemble To PerformSongs On Sanibel, a series featuring Voices Of Naples, will perform on Sunday, February 23 at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The performance will begin at 3 p.m. The Voices, the small vocal ensemble of the auditioned chorale Voices Of Naples, will be presenting Bach To Broadway. Conducted by Dr. Douglas Dr. Douglas Renfroe Renfroe, the program will feature soprano Lesley Frost. Lauren Dillard will play flute, Dan Sweeny will be featured on double bass and trumpets, Mary Bowden and Christ Neron will also play on several compositions. The afternoon will feature a musical perspective of music from Bachs magnificent Crucifixus from his Mass in B-minor to Handels Let Their Celestial Concerts All Unite, moving into selections by Verdi and Gershwin. The concert will also include several familiar arrangements of contemporary Broadway productions. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday Phone # 239-472-5777 Showroom Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101Administrative 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 From page 12World Day Of Prayeris highly symbolic of both the divisiveness of our time as well as of the joy and comfort that the faithful find in Jesus. In this time of political and social unrest in Egypt as in many parts of the world, it is important to be mindful of the needs and concerns of people everywhere. It is comforting to know that at least on that one day, people from all over the globe will be coming together to pray for them and for lasting peace. The service will be followed by refreshments, including traditional foods of Egypt, served in the parish hall. All are welcome to attend, men and women of all faiths, to share in the day and the ecumenical celebration. Inquiries and information can be directed to St. Isabels at 472-2763, located at 3559 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201416 Artist Seminar At Sanibel Church Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will host a special seminar conducted by pastor and sculptor the Rev. Dr. Charles McCollough on Tuesday, February 25 at 1:30 p.m. McCollough was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ and worked as a teacher, editor, writer and speaker throughout the country. While finishing his PhD in theology, he began to study art, specifically drawing and sculpture at such institutions as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Princeton Art Association, Johnson Atelier, Mercer County College and Joe Browns Studio. McColloughs presentation will be based on his book The Non-Violent Radical: Seeing and Living the Wisdom of Jesus and accompanying sculptures in clay, bronze, wood and stone. McCollough will use multi-media projections to present Jesus wisdom and ways to resist violence with non-violent techniques that preserve the respect and dignity of oppressed people. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the church office at 472-0497 or visit the website at www.sanibelucc.org. The church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Mardi Gras Sunday At Congregational ChurchThe Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will be marking the last Sunday before the Lenten season with two celebrative services in the spirit of Mardi Gras. The services will be held at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 2. Both services will feature the Blue Dirt Dixieland Jazz Band, as well as balloons and beads. This is one of our favorite services of the year, said Senior Pastor John Danner. The Blue Dirt Dixieland Band adds such a joyful note to our worship. In many parts of the world, the days or weeks before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, are observed as festive times, most notably in New Orleans where Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is marked by parades and parties. Mardi Gras was a time for cleaning out all the fats before the Lenten time of fasting, hence the name Fat Tuesday. The Blue Dirt Dixieland Jazz Band is a traditional New Orleans-style band made up of musicians from Southwest Florida. The players include Phil Blanchette, trumpet; Dave Killkelly, clarinet; Howard Bacon, trombone; Judy Harrington, piano; Jim Welch, banjo; Dave Thorton, tuba; and Tom Cooley, drums. We play up-beat, feel good music, said tuba player Dave Thorton. We like one another, we like to play together. The bands name comes from a term used for especially fine soil in the Deep South, said to be so palatable that it is sometimes eaten like candy. The public is invited to attend either service. For more information, visit the church website at www. sanibelucc.org, or call 472-0497. The church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. The Blue Dirt Dixieland Jazz Band ADULT OCEAN EDUCATION OFFERINGS WINTER 2014Sanibel Sea School is proud to announce our adult education series for 2014. We believe that we have something for just about everyone. Please come and join us to explore the ocean that surrounds us. Fishing from a Biological Perspective. is is a 6-week long course that will hone your shing skills, abilities and enjoyment. In many ways, the secret to shing is knowing where sh are. To predict this, the saltwater sherman must have knowledge of the ocean, sh biology and weather along with just a bit of luck. We will learn about the most common species of sh encountered in SW Florida. We will learn about currents, how to read the water, how tide works and how it a ects shing. In addition to academic knowledge, we will introduce the world of saltwater yshing. We will teach casting, y-tying, knots and techniques. On the last meeting, we will arrange a shing outing to apply all of our new-found knowledge. Class Meets on Fridays 1-4 pm : Dates 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 Cost: $350Mornings of Ocean Discovery at Sanibel Sea School. Every year, we get asked, when is camp for adults well here it is. Once a week, we will spend a 3-hour morning discovering the environment that surrounds us. In Sanibel Sea School tradition, we will spend a little time indoors learning about the topic of the day and then well venture out to experience it rst-hand. Come and discover our island in ways you never have before and lean new things about the ocean that brought us all here. Each morning session is $55, or you can sign up for the series for $500. January 29 e Wrack Line and Our Intertidal Community February 5 Fighting Conchs e Feisty Little Guys February 12 Pelicans Her Beak holds more than Her Belly Can February 19 Fish, Fish, Fish February 26 Frigate Birds March 5 Black Skimmers One of our Hidden Jewels March 12 Lightning Whelks and ose Crazy Egg Cases March 19 Sand Dollars A Curious Animal March 26 Seagrasses and Seagrass Beds April 2 Our Estuary More than a Drive-overEvening Lectures with Doc BrucePlease join us for these evening lectures to exercise our brains and learn about the ocean world that surrounds us. Although Doc Bruce will lead the way, they are designed to be an engaging dialog about the world we so cherish. is lecture series is open to public at no charge. e March 6th lecture location is TBA. All other lectures will take place at e Sanibel Community House from 7-9pm. February 13 Tides How ey Work and How ey A ect Us February 20 Our Gulf What do we really know? February 27 Red Tide and Plankton Blooms March 6 Climate Change What is the Oceans Future? March 13 Fukushima How will it E ect our Oceans?To register, please call our administrative o ces at 239-472-8585, or just stop by at 455 Periwinkle Way. From page 10RaffleThe club has a lot of fun preparing the dinner, but the real action of the evening is the raffle and auction, said Les Boyle, San-Cap Kiwanis president. Weve got so many items that everyone finds something they just have to have. The friendly competition can heat up, and people really get into it. Local sponsors supporting the event are Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Bank of the Islands, Baileys General Store, Tween Waters Resort, The Sanibel Bean, Sanibel Air & Electric, Barefoot Charlies Painting, Billys Rentals and Lazy Flamingo II. The San-Cap Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 22 at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The all-youcan-eat dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, garlic bread and beverages. Dinner is served from 4 to 8 p.m., after which the raffle and auction prizes are awarded. Admission price is $8 in advance or $9 at the door. Tickets are available at Bank of the Islands, Baileys General Store, Periwinkle Park, Big Red Q Quickprint or from any Kiwanis Club member. American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, February 23, American Legion Post 123 will serve barbecue ribs and chicken dinners from 1 to 8 p.m. Live music with Robby Hutto will run from 5:30 until 9 p.m. The following Sunday, March 2, a Mexican fiesta will be served all day. A fish fry will be featured every Friday in March from 4 to 8 p.m. The 8-ball pool league is every Monday at 5 p.m. Every Wednesday, the legion has Hump Day specials. Stop in and see whats cookin. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players are welcome and must be members. Every Friday, a 6 oz. ribeye steak sandwich is available all day, along with daily specials. The public is welcome. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. The legion is at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com

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17 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014Shell Festival Time ApproachingIt has been said that shell collecting is the second most popular collection hobby after postage stamps. Perhaps that is why last years Sanibel Shell Festival was voted The Best Island Event of 2013. This years festivities promise to be bigger and better than ever. The dates for the upcoming event are March 6, 7 and 8. Parking is free, and food and beverages will be available. This year when visitors attend the 77th festival and go to see the Shell Show inside The Community House, they will again receive an added bonus. Anyone who donates the requested $5 for entering will also receive a free admission to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum that is valid during the show weekend. That coupon is worth $9. An always-popular stop at the festival is the Live Tank building. Here, sixth graders from the Sanibel School explain to visitors about the live creatures inside the various large sea tanks. The students are taught by teachers and volunteers and they enjoy telling visitors how mollusks live and eat, how they move around, and how they create their beautiful shells from the minerals in ocean water. Inside the building are the artistic and scientific exhibits. There are specimen shells, sailors Valentines, floral arrangements, wreaths and various other shell creations for sale. There is an authors table at which the books cover a wide range of topics from scientific journals, craft how-to and shell guides, beach novels to childrens coloring books. The following authors will be available on a varying schedule to sign their books: Marianne Berkes, Katie Gardenia, Charles Sobczak, Jane Tuccillo, Dr. Gary Schmelz and Harlan Wittkopf. The Sanibel Shell Festival is the major fundraising event for both the Sanibel Community Association and the SanibelCaptiva Shell Club. Money raised by the sale of seashells and fossils in the shell tent and by the sale of artistic shell craft items on the grounds are used to maintain The Community House. Funds raised by the shell club from the admission donations are given out in the form of grants to local educational and conservation organizations, including scholarship funds at both University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University. Guests will find world-class, prize-winning shell specimens on display, educational exhibits, plus an array of intricatelymade shell art and crafts. In addition, attendees will find treasures from the sea that they can take home as gifts or souvenirs.. ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WayThe Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WayOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadTown Center2496 Palm Ridge Road ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTAHITIAN GARDENS | THE VILLAGE SHOPS OLDE SANIBEL SHOPPES | TOWN CENTERRetail Hours: 10 a.m 5 p.m. Daily Services: By Appointment Restaurant Hours: Cafes open 7:30 a.m. SHOP WELL For Up-To-Date Store O ers and Merchandise Visit: ShopOnSanibel.com Freda Willis selling T-shirts Sanibel School sixth-graders showing off the creatures in the Live Shell Exhibit

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201418 Program On The Mangrove Cuckoo Mangrove cuckoos are rare inhabitants of the mangrove forests of Southern Florida and are found nowhere else in North America. So elusive are these birds that a sighting is considered an uncommon occurrence. The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will host a program entitled Unlocking The Secrets of the Mangrove Cuckoo on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House. Presenter Rachel Frieze Mullin, research scientist with Ecostudies Institute, will detail findings of her ongoing pilot study of the mangrove cuckoo being conducted at Sanibels JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The mangrove cuckoo (Coccyzus minor) is a tropical bird species which resides in Southern Florida, as well as in the Bahamas, Caribbean and both coasts of Mexico and Central America. Best distinguished by its black facial mask and buffy underparts, the adult bird measures 11 to 13 inches in length, 15 to 17 inches across the wings. These birds are among the most poorly known of North American birds and what little is known is based on anecdotal and casual observation. Primarily because of its narrow range and specialized habitat requirements, the mangrove cuckoo is at risk of becoming endangered, and recent analyses of population trends lend credence to this concern. Mangrove cuckoos have declined by 87.1 percent between 2000 and 2008 in the Ten Thousand Islands region of Southwest Florida where they once were common. With a BS from Humboldt State University, Mullin has worked as a research scientist for environmental consultants Monk & Associates of Walnut Creek, California, conducting studies of many special status plants and animals. From mid-2012 to the present, she has continued her work with Ecostudies Institute of Southern Florida, studying the seasonal movements and ecology of the mangrove cuckoo. This is the last of eight SanibelCaptiva Audubon lectures to be held in 2014. All are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and parking is available at The Community House and as across the street in the Herb Strauss Theater parking area. A $5 donation is appreciated, with proceeds after costs being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For more information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or visit www. san-capaudubon.org. Mangrove cuckoo photo by Lillian Stokes Gentle handling of a mangrove cuckoo Rachel Frieze Mullin with a mangrove cuckoo 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... BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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Tahitian Gardens 1979 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 239-395-0385 Hundreds of Dresses on SALE! 1975 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Making Memories Since 1986 Family Owned and OperatedOpen 7 Days No reservationsBreakfast & Lunch 7 Days 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Dinner Mon.-Sat. 4:30 8 p.m.472-5323 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Island Style Home Cookin in our Open Air Kitchen Kids Menu Try Our Homemade JamsDine At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell Tables clothes for menContemporary Casual Cool Clothes for Men239.472.1171 ALL THE LATEST TRENDS!Tahitian Gardens 1985 Periwinkle Way472-1115Sanibels Hippest BoutiqueYoung, Fabulous & Broke Vince Tolani HudsonA.G. Jeans Parker 19 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201420 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music Lets SHOP Till We Drop Collars, Harnesses & Leads Great Pet Toys Pet Beds & Carriers Breed Speci c Items Cat Stuff Too! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.1464 fax 239.395.1458 IslandPaws.com Specializing in all Natural Pet Food and Treats Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio!Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 OverEasyCafeSanibel.com Zontas Peek Features Artists Captiva Charmersubmitted by Dalia JakubauskasSurprises lie around every corner of Rosalyn McGlynns vibrant Captiva cottage, to be featured on Zontas Peek at The Unique, the sold-out home tour set for Saturday, March 15. A custom-designed, sea life iron staircase, a playful white heron peeking around a corner, and rooms bursting with tropical flourishes are just some of the delights awaiting Peekers. Each room is awash in bright colors and creative touches that showcase McGlynns talents as an artist and interior designer, and her love of the island she calls home. Drawing on inspirations from her travels in Europe, she set out to transform the once dingy cottage into an oasis of tropical charm for her family and guests. Taking the four-bedroom house down almost to the studs, McGlynn and her son, Colby Jerdon, a contractor, tackled most of the renovations themselves. We took it apart a board at a time, she said. I love to do the work myself. We could come up with any crazy idea we wanted to. Their crazy ideas resulted in bright splashes of custom faux-finish work on the walls; bathrooms decorated with iridescent glass and custom glazed tiles; and whimsical additions to custom-built furnishings. Outside, the French Riviera-inspired gardens are lined with towering royal palms and contain mature fruit trees. The front of the house features a walled courtyard and fountain reminiscent of an Italian villa. McGlynn and her late husband, Burton McGlynn, purchased the cottage in 2004 to complement their primary residence a gulf-front home that was featured on the Peek in 2009. Now in its 13th year, the popular home tour is the signature fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva, executing the event through its foundation, the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida. Peekers, benefactors and local businesses generously support Zontas work through personal donations, placing ads in the events keepsake program, and purchasing raffle tickets ($10 each from any Zonta member). Personal, taxdeductible donations can be made online at www.zontasancap.com. Mural of a white heron at the McGlynn cottage Fountains at the McGlynn cottage Terrace at the McGlynn cottage

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21 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 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 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. Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $22.99Bacardi Rum Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. $25.99Dewars Scotch 1.75 ltr. $36.99Captain Morgan Spiced Rum 1.75 ltr. $26.99 Captain Morgan White Rum 1.75 ltr. $25.99Casarena 505 Malbec 750 ml. $10.99 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750 ml. $22.99 Creme de Lys Chardonnay 750 ml. $9.99 Sterling Napa Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. $10.99 THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Birthday Party For Piano Manby Jeff LysiakOne of Southwest Floridas most beloved local musicians known by many simply as The Piano Man is on the mend following a recent health scare, and his family is inviting the community to attend a birthday and recovery party held in his honor this weekend. The Cracker Box Jamboree honoring Jim Welker will take place on Saturday, February 22 from noon to 11 p.m. at The Cracker Box, located at 16910 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Live music will be featured throughout the day along with a cookout barbecue, auction items and a 50/50 raffle. We hope a lot of people from the area come out to the party, including musicians who want to jam with or for Jim, said Jody Jones, Welkers daughter. Hes been through a lot over the past few months but hes on the road to recovery. According to Jones, Welker underwent what was supposed to be a minor procedure to improve circulation in his legs last July. However, due to a series of complications that nearly took his life, Welker ultimately spent 145 days in the hospital including more than 40 days in critical ICU before being released on December 17. Everything that couldve gone wrong did go wrong, said Jones. He was told by one doctor that nobody above the age of 30 ever went through that many blood transfusions and lived. A musician from Indiana who has opened for Jerry Lee Lewis, Buck Owens and Jimmy Buffett, Welker and his wife, Judy, have lived in Southwest Florida for 42 years. They purchased The Cracker Box in 1975. My dad told my mom she could do anything (with the business) she wanted, as long as he could play his music, recalled Jones, who also noted that her father is the commander of American Legion Post 123 on Sanibel. He invited other musicians to play here, too, but it wasnt for money. It was so he could jam with them. During his recovery, Welker practiced playing the piano to increase dexterity in his fingers. He also underwent vocal therapy, and has progressed from using a wheelchair to a walker to a cane. The 77-year-old Welker also returned to The Cracker Box stage on February 6, and plans to play there on Thursday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m. This Saturdays fundraiser, to help offset the cost of Welkers rehabilitation, will rely upon donations, food sales, several auction items and the 50/50 raffle. For more information, contact The Cracker Box at 466-4344. Jim Welker

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CROW Case Of The Week: Softshell Turtlesby Patricia MolloyTwo Florida softshell turtles are currently undergoing treatment at CROW, patients #0076 and #3330. Both have shell fractures consistent with being hit by careless drivers, having sustained damage to their carapaces (upper shells) and plastrons (breastplates). The carapace lesion has made a vast improvement, Dr. Kristin Dub, DVM intern said of #3330. When he came in, there was a gaping hole that was contaminated with algae and mud. Hes heading in the right direction. However, the plastron lesion is unstable, she continued. Every time he gets picked up or moved, the pieces shift. We need to repair that again with another surgery. Its a hard area to keep closed and dry because he wont eat if hes not in the water. Number 0076 had an avulsion of the soft part of the shell away from the bone, explained Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director. We repaired it surgically, but the first surgery failed. We repaired it again, with partial success, and we are going in again. Its an unusual injury and theres really nothing about how to treat these in medical literature. But were getting there. Both softshell turtles will continue receiving supportive care; nutrient-rich food, pain medications to keep them comfortable and antibiotics to stave off infection. Once they have made full recoveries, they will be released back into the wild. It takes approximately four months for a shell fracture to heal and an additional six to 12 months for full recovery, which is traumatic for the turtles and expensive for CROW. Be a good steward of the environment and do your part to keep wild turtles out of harms way. While it is unwise to interfere with wild animals in most cases, if you find a slow-moving turtle trying to cross a busy road, by all means help. First, relocate it in the direction it is traveling. If you return a turtle to its point of entry, the turtle will simply begin its journey again once you have gone on your merry way. Second, turn your cars hazard lights on and pull your car completely off the road. Make sure that other drivers see you before you step into the road. Next, determine if the turtle is injured; if so, call a first responder at CROW (472-3644) immediately. If the turtle appears healthy, place one hand near its tail and slip the other under its bottom shell between its hind legs (even better if you happen to have a towel handy). Florida softshell turtles can become aggressive when they are handled or feel threatened, so keep your hands away from their strong jaws and sharp claws. The scientific name for the Florida softshell is Apalone ferox. For those of you who may not have fared well in high school Latin (like me), ferox means ferocious. Helping a defenseless turtle cross a busy road is noble; losing a fingertip in the process is not. If you prefer not to touch the wild animal, push it along the road, gently, with a blunt object. Dont push the turtle with your foot and dont use anything sharp, because you dont want to cause injury. Finally, stay a few minutes to make sure that the turtle doesnt turn around and re-enter the road. As you watch it walk away, give yourself a pat on the back. You have just helped one of the oldest creatures on the planet. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Florida softshell turtle, patient #0076, during its third pre-op examination. Its extensive shell fractures had to be repeatedly stabilized with sterilized bone screws. Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours:Mon-Sat 8am 5:30pm Sun 9am 3pmComplete DO-IT-YOURSELFBoat Parts Store Marine Trading Post15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots) Call 437-7475 Filet Table$59.99 Stainless SteelProps$299 Aluminum Props$99 3-Rod Holder$9.99ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201422

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23 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Go FISH Gala A Fundraiser For Food Pantryby Jeff LysiakGo FISH, a major fundraising gala to support the upgrade and redesign of the FISH food pantry, will be held on Sunday, March 2 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. The first-time event, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., includes a buffet dinner, beer and wine, games, dancing with music provided by DJ Robert McDonald, auctions and raffle prizes. In 2013, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva distributed 76,459 pounds of food to 295 households, an increase of 21 percent over the prior year and nearly 60 percent more than what was distributed in 2010. The focus of our inaugural event is to raise funds to upgrade and enlarge the FISH food pantry, John Morse, president of the organization, wrote in a letter to supporters. Since we opened it at this location in 2010, it has grown to the point a redesign is critical to meet the needs of our clients. According to FISH board member Nicole McHale, the event will also include the screening of a film created with the assistance of local filmmaker Ken Burgener, which will feature three FISH clients and the services provided to them. Eric Pfeifer will serve as auctioneer, and among the many raffle prizes available is a basket filled with gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses as well as a vacation stay at the W Hotel in South Beach, Miami. Theres a huge need on this island for FISH, which truly is neighbors helping neighbors, said McHale. FISH is all about serving the people in this community, and this event is all about the community supporting one another. In addition, the gala will offer a live auction for prizes including a four-night stay at an Orlando deluxe vacation home for six people, Walt Disney World tickets and convertible car rental; an original Charles Krypell emerald, blue sapphire and diamond ring in 18kt yellow gold; a Napa Valley Backroads & Railways trip for two; a one-week stay at an executive house on a 10-acre estate in Stowe, Vermont for up to eight people; a threenight weekend trip to New York City, including accommodations at The Hilton New York, a pair of prime tickets to two Broadway shows plus roundtrip airfare; and a $5,000 shopping spree at Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery on Sanibel. The island non-profit group, staffed by more than 200 volunteers, assists Sanibel and Captiva islanders and visitors with a wide range of services. For more than 30 years, FISH has offered a wide range of human services including: Daily home-delivered hot meals program Emergency financial assistance Non-emergency medical transport on and off the Island Temporary loan of medical equipment Reassurance calls and in-home visitations Self-help workshops Island youth summer scholarships and backpack programs Tickets for the Go FISH gala are $150 per person, and may be purchased at the FISH Walk-In Center, 1630-B Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, or by calling 472-4775. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Wednesday, February 26. For more information, visit www.fishofsanibel.com. Genealogical Program A special genealogical program presented by Carolyn Ford of the Lee County Genealogical Society, will take place at Sanibel Public Library on Wednesday, March 5 at 2 p.m. The program will focus on techniques to preserve an assortment of heirloom items. Participants are encouraged to bring keepsakes or other mementos to discuss. Jan Klein stands inside the FISH of SanibelCaptivas food pantry Film producer Ken Burgener at the FISH Walk-In Center Sundial WinterFest A Season of Celebration During 2014, Sundial Beach Resort has many reasons to celebrate The rst winter season open to the public in 5 years. Three new restaurants for your dining pleasure. Chef Criss Menassa & her culinary creations celebrating Gulf seafood. Enhanced convention & catering services. Awarded Best Full-Service Resort on Sanibel & CaptivaDining & Entertainment Enjoy daily al fresco dining at Sea Breeze Caf with an all-day menu served from 7 am until 10 pm or a Gulfview dining experience in Waterview from 5-10 pm. At Turtles Beach & Pool Bar, casual diners can enjoy menu selections from 11-7 daily. Sample our All-You-Can-Eat poolside BBQ buet every Saturday from 1-4. Enjoy live entertainment In Sea Breeze Caf Visit www.SundialResort.com 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201426 The Ups And Downs Of Winter Temperaturesby Capt. Matt MitchellWith another short blast of winter air this week, water temperatures quickly dropped back into the mid-60s. Fish that had been out in open water feeding well and basking in the spring-like weather headed back deep into the mangrove creeks. But even with the near 10-degree drop in our water temperature, fishing continued to be very consistent with redfish, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and trout making up the majority of the fish caught. After a few weeks of awesome, ginlike water clarity out on the sound, the few days of high winds we experienced really stirred the water back up. Back deep in the sheltered mangrove creeks though, anglers still found pretty clear water conditions and lots of fish. With a week of near-perfect weather forecast again, the open water in the sound will clear right back up. Most of my week was spent hiding from the wind, trying to keep my clients comfortable and dry. Rough crossings of the sound all seemed to be part of a normal day of fishing. Once tucked away in the mangroves of the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, live shrimp caught crazy amounts of fish, yes, most of them small, but for sheer numbers this type of fishing is hard to beat. Daytime low tides made the perfect set up for creek fishing. The larger deeper bays back in sheltered mangrove systems are holding a good variety of fish. With stirred up and cold water on the open sound many of the fish that are normally out on the open flats headed back, just like the anglers, into the much more comfortable mangroves. Trout, mackerel, ladyfish and even a few pompano made for non-stop action on popping cork rigs baited with live shrimp. Many of these trout are on the small side of the slot but catching them just about every cast is never a problem. Ive been targeting the channel edges in the threeto four-foot range with this rig. Look for the edge of where the shallow flat drops off into the deeper water. During higher tide periods these same fish will push up on top of the mangrove bay flats. It seems the colder things get, the better this action is. Moving further back in the mangroves into the narrow creeks, I switch rigs and bounce the bottom with a jig and shrimp set-up. The faster the tide in these creeks, the better the action. Along with lots of sheepshead, some of these creeks held some larger mangrove snapper and rat redfish. The average size on these redfish is starting to get a little bit bigger with one trip this week producing four keepersized reds out of a dozen or more redfish caught. Not having to go far and catching lots of fish is the best part of our winter fishing. The downside is the often windy and cold conditions which offer anglers very few options on where to fish. Even though all my clients were happy and caught lots of fish, I am so ready for things to warm back up and get into our springtime fishing pattern. I honestly do not remember the last time I got to fish a high tide pattern and had favorable weather conditions to simply go out and do whatever type of fishing I wanted. I know our northern friends are experiencing a much tougher winter than we are but for a fishing guide, Mother Nature can be a very tough boss to work with.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Nick Basilio from Delaware with a black drum caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell Julia Rinaudo, 11, from West Chester, Pennsylvania caught a 20-inch trout on white bait while fishing in Pine Island Sound with Sea Reed Charters. Fish Caught Julia Rinaudo with her catch ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1

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27 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014Magnificent Frigatebird Tracking Subject Of Ding Darling LectureDr. Ken Meyer, founder of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) and adjunct associate professor in the University of Floridas Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in Gainesville, will present two programs on bird research projects in Florida beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, February 21 in the free Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel. Dr. Meyer obtained his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1987. From 1987 to 1997, he served as a post-doctoral and then research associate in UFs Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and was employed as a research biologist with the National Park Service in Big Cypress National Preserve. He founded ARCI in 1997 and today serves as executive director of the nonprofit organization, which conducts studies that support the management and conservation of rare birds. His Ding Darling presentations will focus on magnificent frigatebirds, but will also touch upon upcoming reddish egret tagging in the Sanibel Island area and on great white herons. Magnificent frigatebirds can be seen along the coastal areas of the United States and throughout the Bahamas, Caribbean and islands off the coast of Central and South America. In the U.S., their only known nesting colony is on a small island in the Dry Tortugas. In late 2012, ARCI began efforts to deploy satellite/GPS tracking units on magnificent frigatebirds in the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges and at this time is tracking six birds. Studying the birds movements is determining, for the first time, where the birds breed, the timing of migration from roosts to breeding areas, patterns of seasonal movements, their faithfulness to roost sites and the rate of survival for individuals. ARCI is also documenting the year-round effects of human disturbance due to recreational activities, the most likely cause of the species ongoing decline. continued on page 28 ARCI researchers tagging a magnificent frigatebird for tracking Magnificent frigate bird nest photo by Marjesca Brown The female frigatebird at center wears a tracking antenna. photo by Marjesca Brown Come explore our natural world SCCFSanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationSanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center, Trails and Exhibits: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. www.sccf.org (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks February 27Several hundred sea turtle nests are laid on Sanibel and Captiva every summer. Sanibel had one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. $5 adults. Cane Toads Feb. 25The invasive, non-native Giant Cane Toad was found this past summer for the first time. Come and learn how to help control them in your yard. Tuesday, February 25 at 10 a.m. Free to all. Beach Walks at Two LocationsWest Wind Inn February 25 Meet your SCCF guide on the beach at West Wind Inn at 3345 West Gulf drive at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 25 at 10 a.m. Free. Bowmans Beach & Birds February 26 Meet your SCCF guide at the Pay-to-Park Station in the Bowmans Beach parking lot. Free to all but you must pay to park. Wed., Feb. 26 at 8 a.m.Birding at the Preserves February 28Both new and experienced birders are welcome to join experienced birders at the Shipley Trail at the Bailey Homestead Preserve (enter at Roadside City Park) NOTE: The Bailey Homestead is still undergoing restoration and is not yet open to the public. Call 472-2329 for more info. Friday, February 28 at 8 a.m. Free. EXPLORE OUR NATURE CENTER, TRAILS AND OBSERVATION TOWERButterfly House Tour Tuesdays, 10 a.m., also a Self-guided tour Guided Trail Walks Tues-Fri, 11 a.m. 4 miles of trails to explore $5 adults Bobcat Tales February 26Bobcats seem to be flourishing through most of their North American range. Learn more about this shy feline that moves so peacefully among us. Wednesday, February 26 at 10 a.m. $5 adults.The City That Almost Wasnt & the Sanibel Plan Feb. 26The City of Sanibel was the first in the country to adopt a comprehensive land use plan based on the islands natural systems. Learn about the Citys creation and the shaping of its future through the Sanibel Report. Wednesday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. $5 adults.Smalltooth Sawfish: Research and Recovery Feb. 28The smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) is an endangered species that is found in southwest Florida and researchers with Floridas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have been working in the Charlotte Harbor estuary for over a decade conducting research on the remaining population. Come and learn more from Gregg Poulakis of FWC. Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. Free to all. Invasive Cane toad Native Southern toadCaloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise Feb. 23A February 23 cruise has been added to the schedule! Depart from the Franklin Lock. Sun. Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. Reserve by Feb. 21, 472-2329. $40.

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201428 From page 27Frigatebird TrackingAs ARCI builds understanding of the ecology and movements of magnificent frigatebirds, researchers will be able to galvanize solutions to eliminate threats to the survival of the spectacular species. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), as part of the latters 12-week Friday Afternoon Lecture Series. Future events are listed below; all include two presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. except where otherwise noted. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the free Visitor & Education Center and the recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures. Upcoming Ding Darling Lecture Series events include: (*Book-signings will follow starred presentations) February 27 at 5:30 p.m. Brian Lapointe Investigating the Demise of the South Floridas Estuaries: The Science of Nutrient Pollution (reservations required at director@dingdarlingsociety.org. February 28 Volunteer Luncheon (no lecture) March 7 Joy Hazell, Florida Sea Grant Learning & Loving Mangroves March 14 Mike Owen, Biologist Fakahatchee Strand March 21 Rick Bonney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science March 28 Erin Myers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Florida Panthers *April 4 Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz, authors of Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands *April 11 Clyde Butcher, Nature Photographer Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. We serve it fresh.... ....or we dont serve it at all!Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9pm472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.com35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!*Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013 13 Dinners for $15, before 5:30pm 7 days Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight OYSTER DYNASTY!OYSTER BAR NOW OPEN 7 DAYSServing the largest selection of oysters in SW Florida(And Sushi too!) An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers insights about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), with photos of patients in treatment at the facility. In 2013, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3,391 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 60 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and seven percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients publicly, so this presentation offers the next best thing: numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show is on Friday February 28 at 11 a.m. in CROWs 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 entry fee also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby otter Traders Struts Its StuffAbout 150 people attended a fashion show at Traders Caf & Store on Sanibel, held to showcase a new and expanded selection of womens clothing and jewelry that co-owner Gretchen Wilson has added. Emcee for the show was Kathleen McClanaghan Gruhl, a Traders employee. Fashions included hand-made ponchos, crinkle-textured palazzo pants, handkerchief hem cardigans, easy care dresses, hats and accessories, all available at the store. The models were local women: Nancy Dreher, Anne Mitchell, Maureen Valiquette, Merrill Taylor, Marion Shelton, Christa Wilson and Leslie Adams. The models, from left, Christa Wilson, Marion Shelton, Maureen Valiquette, Anne Mitchell, Merrill Taylor, Nancy Dreher and Leslie Adams SanibelTaxi.com Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service

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29 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Special Ding Lecture Explores Nutrient PollutionDr. Brian Lapointe pioneered a scientific system to fingerprint land-based nitrogen sources and established the longest low-level nutrient record for a coral reef at Looe Key in the Florida Keys. The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island presents the nutrient biology expert for a special evening lecture titled Investigating the Demise of South Floridas Estuaries: The Science of Nutrient Pollution on Thursday, February 27 at 5 p.m. in the free Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel. Admission to the lecture, which is sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), with special support from Oceans Reach Gulf Front Condominium Resort, is free, but advance reservations are required by emailing director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Dr. Lapointe has worked at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. He is currently a research professor in the Marine Ecosystem Health Program at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Fort Pierce.The biologist has garnered extensive experience in assessing nutrient pollution and harmful algal blooms in the coastal waters of South Florida and the Caribbean region. He has received numerous awards for his work and currently serves on the editorial board of Harmful Algae and the board of advisors of the Arthur Marshall Foundation, and is a national fellow in the Explorers Club. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/lectures. Upcoming Ding Darling Lecture Series Events March 7 Joy Hazell, Florida Sea Grant Learning and Loving Mangroves March 14 Mike Owen, Biologist Fakahatchee Strand March 21 Rick Bonney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science March 28 Erin Myers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Florida Panthers April 4 Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz, SCCF Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands (book-signing to follow) April 11 Clyde Butcher, Nature Photographer Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet (book-signing to follow) Shell Of The WeekThe CrossHatched Lucineby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationClams are cool! The elegant, inchlong cross-hatched lucine, divalingaquadrisulcata (dOrbigny, 1846), can be distinguished from other little white clams from our area by the distinctive, oblique etched lines on the shell surface. This well-preserved shell was found by Gail Carr on the Captiva side of Blind Pass during one of Pam Rambos (www. iloveshelling.com/blog/) beach walks. It was probably deposited there as a result of the recent beach renourishment around the pass. Learn more about this uncommon species at http://bit.ly/crosshatchedlucine. This Week at the Museum Exhibit chat: This 10-minute presentation provides an in-depth look at a different exhibit daily at 11 a.m. Live Tank Demonstration: See live mollusks up-close and personal such as a fighting conch using its foot for locomotion, or a lighting whelk slamming its trap door shut for protection, or scallops zipping across the tank with jet propulsion. Daily at 3 p.m. Shelling 101: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shells, but Were Afraid to Ask. Learn how to find, clean and pack shells for safe travel. Discover how mollusks are classified into families and classes. Monday at 2 p.m. Shell ID clinics: This new weekly program provides shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Thursday at 2 p.m. (no clinic March 6). The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Phone 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum. org. Dr. Brian Lapointe immersed in his research The cross-hatched lucine, divalingaquadrisulcata (dOrbigny, 1846) In Recognition of Your Commitment to Excellence in Foodservice AWARDof ACHIEVEMENT EXCELLENCE Award-Winninggolf tennis dining casually elegant setting CALL FOR MEMBERSHIP OFFERINGS2801 Wulfert Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 www.sanctuarygc.netContact: Sheryl Tatum 239.472.6445

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Hello Shoppers of Sanibel, When you shop Jerrys of Sanibel youll experience much more than just quality grocery shopping. From H20 Outfitters to Sanibel Surf Shops flagship store to Sanybels Finest and more, there are just enough shops at Jerrys to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day. Before shopping at Jerrys Foods, you can enjoy PocoLocos exclusive ice cream selection from local favorite, Love Boat Ice Cream, or you can get pampered at Sanibels only organic spa and salon Spatini Teabar. And our courtyard is a wonderful spot to relax with family and friends; its a little piece of paradise teeming with colorful exotic birds! Stop by and say hello! Regards, Jerrys of Sanibel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Welcome to Welcome to Jerrys Jerrys of of Sanibel Sanibel Fax 239.472-1658Toll Free 866.746.6574 239.472-6776 ARTS & CRAFTSHours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days F2394721658 To To A R AR NANNYS NANNYS CHILDRENS SHOPPE CHILDRENS SHOPPE Childrens Childrens Fashion Fashion NOW OPEN NOW OPEN 239-472-TINI (8464) www.spatiniteabar.comMassage Salon Services Facials Tanning Tea & Retail Bridal Services Tea barSpatini Organic Spa & Hair LoungeISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201430

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201432 Caloosahatchee Oxbow Cruise Added Tour the historic upriver Caloosahatchee on a two-anda-half-hour Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise that explores the meanders of the Caloosahatchee back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The adventure begins by locking through the WP Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, you will enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) natural resource policy director. The vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that goes out for daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. from the WP Franklin Lock and Dam off SR 80 in Olga. A new cruise date has been added for February 23. Additional cruise dates are Sunday, March 9, Sunday, April 13 and Mothers Day, Sunday, May 11. Private group cruises can be scheduled by appointment. Advance reservations are required and payment is due at time of reservation. Cruises return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. Reservations must be made by noon Friday, February 21 for the February 26 cruise. Call SCCF at 472-2329. Space is limited.How To Catch A Cane Toad Learn about Sanibels newest invasive non-native amphibian at SCCF on Tuesday, February 25 at 10 a.m. The giant marine toad, aka cane toad, was documented during SCCFS annual frog call survey this summer for the first time. Learn about this newest invader and how to help control them in your neighborhood and yard. A live cane toad will make an appearance for the program. You will leave the program as a graduate toad buster, hopefully returning to your neighborhood to catch cane toads around lights after dark. No one knows what will happen to native critters that try to eat these toxic toads. Dogs can die if they eat one. What happens to a bobcat that eats a cane toad? The toads are not toxic to handle unless you eat one. Wash your hands after handling or use gloves or a net to capture them and bring them to SCCF for freezing. Call SCCF habitat management at 472-3984. The program is free to all. Bowmans Beach And BirdsMeet an SCCF guide at the pay to park station in the Bowmans Beach parking lot. Take a walk across the bridge over the bayou to the beach and the back dune trail. Keep your eyes open for shorebirds, gopher tortoises and alligators. The walk is free but you must pay to park. The walks begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays; February 26, March 12 and March 26.Turtle TracksOn Thursday, February 27 at 10 a.m., learn about the life cycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on island beaches in the summertime and what SCCFs nest monitoring program is doing to protect them. On all of Floridas beaches this summer, the endangered green sea turtle nested in record numbers, a 70 percent increase since 1989. The program is free to SCCF members and children, $5 for adults. Birding In The PreservesJoin experienced birders on outings on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month to two island preserves: Sanibel Gardens Preserves, jointly owned and managed by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and the City of Sanibel, and the Shipley Trail at the Bailey Homestead Preserve. Both new and experienced birders will enjoy a variety of birds in a diversity of wildlife habitats. Botany enthusiasts are also welcome to help identify plants along the trails. All walks begin at 8 a.m. but the locations do vary. Walks are free for members and non-members. Please call 472-2329 for more information. February 28 For the Shipley Trail, meet in the parking lot at Roadside City Park on Periwinkle (just east of Islander Trading Post). The Shipley Trail runs through the Bailey Homestead Preserve and connects the Citys Pond Apple Park Trail to Roadside City Park. The Shipley Trail is not yet open to the public, nor is the rest of the Bailey Homestead Preserve, which is still undergoing restoration. Visit shellpoint.org/concertsor call (239) 454-2067 Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.2014 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-815-14 GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! | Single Ticket $15Shell Point Concert Series 2013-2014LET THE MUSIC MOVE YOU BARBARY COAST DIXIELAND BANDFriday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.Back to Shell Point by popular demand, the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band will have you tapping your feet to every note they play. Performing for over 45 years, The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band has been elected into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame and is rated among the nest Dixieland bands in the country. Devils Elbow Cane toad Crowd gathered at Bowmans Beach Baby sea turtles hatching Red shouldered hawk photo by Clair PostmusSanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

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33 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014Beach Walks At West Wind InnMeet your SCCF guide on the beach at the West Wind Inn at 3345 West Gulf Drive at 10am. Take a walk on the beach identifying what the local tides, currents, and winds have deposited for you to see. Sanibel continues the commitment to protect local beaches by leaving the wrack community of cast ashore seaweeds and sea grasses that feed the insects, shorebirds and beach plants that live there. This program is free to all. Every Tuesday in February and March at 10 a.m.Trail Walks: Explore Sanibels Interior WetlandsSanibel Island is a unique barrier island in Florida because it still has an interior freshwater wetland ecosystem that has not been lost to development. Take a guided walk through the interior wetlands and mid-island ridges of the Center Tract with discussion of native habitats, natural and cultural history and preservation efforts. Trail walks are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for non-members, free to SCCF members and children.Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish: Past, Present And Future Of Research And RecoveryThe smalltooth sawfish ( Pristis pectinata) is an endangered species that is found in Southwest Florida. In fact, it was the first endangered marine fish in the United States. Detailed studies on the species were never conducted prior to the population collapse so researchers with Floridas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) have been working in the Charlotte Harbor estuary for over a decade conducting research on the remaining population. Are sawfish found throughout Florida? How do sawfish use Southwest Florida as a nursery? When are sawfish born? How long do sawfish remain in the nurseries? How fast do sawfish grow? How do hurricanes affect sawfish? Hear the answers to these questions and more from head researcher Gregg Poulakis of FWCC on Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. at SCCF. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs unless otherwise indicated. SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Shells and other sealife Marsh Ecology educational display Swordfish Endangered smalltooth sawfish NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MON-SAT 11:30AM 2:30PM 1223 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239.472.1771 www.JacarandaOnSanibel.com Sanibels Best Sanibels Best HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 1/2 Price Drinks 1/2 Price Drinks Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Select House WineHappy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken Wings

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201434 Birds Eye ViewWho Really Rules The Roost?by Mark Bird WestallThe basic force behind heterosexual life is the replication of two individuals genetic code. Different species evolve various behavior patterns that increase the odds of individuals within the species in successfully accomplishing that task. With many larger raptors (like ospreys and bald eagles), a long-term pair bond is established and usually the same pair will mate together year after year using the same nest. I figure long-term relationships evolve whenever it is cost effective. And if any of my readers have ever tried to maintain a long-term relationship with a single mate, you know how much energy goes into maintaining that bond. Species that do not live very long would be wasting their precious energy developing strong bonds with their mates if the odds were that the mate might be dead come next breeding season. But if the individuals of a species live long enough and the best chance for successfully raising their young to a survivable age occurs if both parents are active participants, then it is worth it to put up with all the hassle of sharing their time with someone else. Thus, you have what ospreys and bald eagles have worked out. And among these species where there is a strong life-long bond, each pair has an established arrangement whereby certain tasks are taken on by only one mate and other jobs are shared. But sometimes an important decision must be agreed upon by both mates and, if there is a difference of opinion between which mate has the best solution to the issue, the question is, who has the final say over which choice shall be followed? I have been having fun watching the behavior between a certain osprey pair way out in the refuge for several years now and, more recently, watching the same set of circumstances being played out with the eagle pair at Gulf Pines/Gulf Shores. The osprey pair tried nesting for several years in a big, beautiful red mangrove. The tree is very large and stable. And at the top of this super canopy tree, the pair worked diligently together to build a huge, great nest. The problem was, the tree was so strong and stable with lots of strong limbs branching out all along the main trunk that if I wanted to, I could have easily climbed up to the nest and look right into the nest cup. And if I could do it, you can bet that a raccoon could do it even more easily. For three or four years, the male and his lady osprey tried unsuccessfully to raise their young in that nest. But every year, raccoons raided the nest. Eventually, she decided that she had wasted enough of her energy on that beautiful home in a bad neighborhood and decided that she wanted to raise her young in a better environment. What has been fun to watch has been the poor male showing up every fall and start putting a few new sticks in the same old, unsuccessful nest trying to entice the female back to the old territory. Its as if hes saying, Look, honey! Isnt this just the most beautiful, big nest you have ever seen? Wouldnt this be a great place to raise our young? And the female will actually go and sit in the old nest for a few days. But after a while, she remembers the problems associated with that nest and she says, Look! If you want to stick with me, hoping to get a chance to do your breeding thing, youre going to follow me down the creek a few hundred feet and build me a new nest! One that is more difficult for those darn raccoons to climb. Then, and only then, will you get what only I can give you! You see, the males hormones are telling him that his number one goal is the act of reproduction. And that force is so powerful that he will do just about anything to accomplish that act. He would like to stay at the old site because he wouldnt have to do much more each breeding season than add a few new sticks. But the females hormones are more maternally aligned and she is not going to go through all the effort of producing the eggs and feeding, shading and protecting the hatched young unless the chances are good that she will be successful. Males want to mate, but females want to be successful in that endeavor! Otherwise, why waste their time? And the same thing happened with the eagle pair at Gulf Pines/Gulf Shores this last August and September. As the sun was coming up every morning, the male would leave their perch tree and fly over to the remains of last years nest and say, Look, honey! There are still a few sticks here at the old site. Lets try it again here like we did last year. And she would fly over and actually land on the remains of the nest for a few minutes. But then she would glance over at that really solid, big platform, with the built-in sun shade for the chicks and she would leave the old site and fly directly over to the new platform. He would watch her for only a few minutes and then he, too, would fly over to the new platform. That happened for about a week, but the next thing you knew, both were bringing new nesting material to the platform and making it their new home. We males like to think that we rule the roost, but everyone knows who really gets the last say in the matter! A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201436 Anglers First Tarpon On Fly submitted by Capt. Mike RehrOn Tuesday, February 11, I fished with John Miller of Lewes, Delaware and Sanibel Island. He has caught tarpon with me before on conventional tackle and has now started to fly fish and has been perfecting his fly-fishing techniques. The first place we went on Tuesday morning was to the same place where Art Kaemmer had hooked up and lost a tarpon on fly the previous day. After Miller took a few warm-up casts, we started our search for laid-up tarpon. It didnt take long before I spotted this beauty lying on top of the water showing a color as black as the ace of spades at about the 3 oclock position pointing to the right. Miller had an easy time seeing the fish and let loose with his first cast using a brand new black and purple 5 Puglisi fly. While the fly was in the air, I spotted another fish directly below the fish he was casting to. When the fly hit the water, I saw the bottom fish kick its tail, moving it forward and that fish was the one that ate the fly. The first jump of the fish was a matter of two or three seconds after the hook-up and my immediate impression was that this was a very, very big fish. Well, for a tarpon that large, in all my years of tarpon fishing, I had never seen one that big jump so many times. We counted 12 times twice, there were consecutive jumps, one time three consecutive jumps. I said to Miller, As much as this big fish is jumping we might be able to land it in quick time. And, thats what took place. Miller knows how to fight big fish and he did a heck of a job in handling that tarpon. When a tarpon jumps a lot, its tough to keep the hook in it because you have to continually bow (thrust your rod out) creating a little slack in the line to keep the hook in. He put the fish alongside the boat. I had leader in hand, trying to lay the fish out as best I could for pictures. We were in awe when the fish was beside the boat as it was easily six feet plus and its girth was just huge. I try to be conservative in my estimates of the weight of tarpon, when theyre that big they could be 130or 160-pounders. It was in that giant size category of at least 130 pounds. Whichever it was, it was one incredible catch. Amazing, Millers very first cast to a tarpon on fly, he hooked up and landed a monster. Fish Caught John Millers first tarpon catch using a fly The hooked tarpon great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com

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37 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 CAPTIVA CRUISES Introduces Two New Exciting Cruises Adventure Sailing Expedition A partnership between Captiva Cruises and the Bailey Mathews Shell Museum. Come aboard the Adventure, our 24-passenger sailing catamaran for an unforgettable island expedition. Passengers enjoy a Zodiac boat ride to the island, a naturalist guided shelling adventure, tropical island lunch and a fun sail back to Captiva. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday & Saturdays 10 AM 2 PM Adults $100 / Child $75 (Plus tax) Historic Cruise to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Come aboard the Santiva, our 49-passenge r power catamaran. Cruise the Captiva & Sanibel coastline and learn about the conservation heritage of these unique barrier islands. Enjoy dolphin and wildlife sightings. Continue down th e Caloosahatchee and learn the early history of Fort Myers. Passengers can enjoy lunch at the new and exciting Pinchers restaurant at the Marina at Edison Ford, followed by a private tour of the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Wednesdays 10 AM 4 PM Adults $65 / Child $50 (Plus tax) From page 7Parrot Outreachmake a commitment to your first parrot, or you have room and time to add another bird to your life, contact a bird adoption group to find a wonderful secondhand parrot in need of a home. You have the ability to make a critical difference in the life of a displaced parrot. In conjunction with Bird Gardens of Naples, the sanctuary seeks to provide a permanent, safe, loving and disease-free environment for unadoptable psittacine (parrot) species. Bird Gardens of Naples provides shelter, medical and rehabilitative care to displaced and unadoptable parrots in a natural environment for those who have failed to thrive in a family setting. Free informational bird seminars are staged at Parrot Outreach Society on the last Friday of each month at 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.parrotoutreachsociety.org. To make a donation to the Parrot Outreach Society, click the PayPal button on their website or send a check to 1205 Elizabeth Street, Unit I, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. You may also sponsor a bird program, which helps defray food, toy and veterinarian costs for your favorite bird, or volunteer time at the facility. All contributions are tax-deductible. Our goal is to ultimately purchase a property and building that is just for our birds. Our overhead is very low, only rent and utilities, because our staff is all volunteers, added Hill. We probably wont be able to realize that goal in the near future, but thats what we hope to do some day. Meanwhile, Parrot Outreach Societys sister group Bird Gardens of Naples recently found homes for a number of exotic parrots in the newly-reopened Everglades Wonder Gardens, located in old Bonita Springs. On Sunday, March 2 at 1 p.m., Everglades Wonder Gardens will host Groove In The Gardens, featuring the music of Mudbone, food by Weekend Willies of Naples, and beer and wine from Decanted. Admission is $30 per person, and all proceeds benefit the birds at Bird Gardens of Naples. Everglades Wonder Gardens is located at 27180 Old 41 in Bonita Springs. Call 273-5813 for more information. Morning Meander Atop The MarshExplore the wonders of Prairie Pines Preserve, a 2,650-acre Conservation 20/20 preserve on Saturday, March 1 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. From an ADA-compliant 1/4-mile loop boardwalk, this guided nature walk will traverse a seasonal marsh while sharing information about the birds, butterflies and plants that call it home. The degree of difficulty for this walk is easy. Participants should remember to bring items they may need during the walk (i.e. water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, closed-toed shoes or boots, etc.). Restrooms are available. Prairie Pines Preserve is located at 18400 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers. Participants will meet in the parking lot. Provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, the tour and parking are free. For more information, call 707-2206 or visit www.conservation2020.org. Huey, Dewey and Louie, a trio of white-eyed conuresShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201438 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 239-476-9000 We have the BIG TEN Network We have the BIG TEN Network HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations! Center Celebrates 10th Anniversarysubmitted by Kevin BedsonExcitement is building as the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Educations 10th anniversary celebration approaches. The center is hosting its Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture on Friday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Schein Performance Hall at BIG ARTS on Sanibel. For the first time in the centers history, this signature event will be a theatrical performance. Actress Kaiulani Lee will perform her one-woman show A Sense of Wonder, which is based on the life and works of Rachel Carson. Immediately following the performance, the center will host its 10th anniversary celebration in Phillips Gallery. Refreshments will be served while center director Peter Blaze Corcoran and cochairs Mary Evelyn Tucker and David Orr make remarks on the centers 10-year history, and its future. Rachel Carson scholars Rick Clugston and Lee will join them to reflect on the importance of Carsons work. A Sense of Wonder, written and performed by Lee, portrays Carsons love of the natural world and her fight to defend it. The play has been performed at over 100 universities and has been the centerpiece of regional and national conferences on conservation, education, journalism and the environment. Peter Dykstra of CNN describes Lees powerful performance: Rachel Carson shook the world of journalism and changed the shape of environmental politics. There are few if any comparable figures in either field. Kaiulani Lees performance gave me the opportunity to feel I had met this remarkable woman and experienced the quiet courage of Rachel Carson. Patron tickets are sold exclusively by the center for $75. Patrons will have reserved elevated loge seating during the performance. Call Kendra Carboneau at 590-7444. General admission tickets are $50 and available at the BIG ARTS box office, students and children are $15. The general admission floor seat selection is on a first-come, first-served basis. General admission tickets include the performance in Schein Hall as well as the reception in Phillips Gallery. The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education is a scholarly center located at Florida Gulf Coast University. The center works toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth. For more information please visit us at www.fgcu.edu/ cese. Peter Blaze Corcoran Mary Evelyn Tucker David Orr Kenneth Kim and his children Christian Kim and Sydney Kim, visiting the islands from Tenafly, New Jersey this past week, found a perfect junonia on Saturday, February 15 around 7:30 a.m. The shell, found off the West Gulf Drive beach just north of the Tarpon Bay Road entrance, was buried in the wet sand at the low tide line. This is our second visit to lovely Sanibel/Captiva and will be sure to return to search for more wonderful shells, explained Millie Kim. Shell Found Kenneth, Sydney and Christian Kim Zach, 13, and Jake, 9, Vanderpool from Uoquet, Minnesota found a horse conch and a nesting set of Atlantic giant cockles at Gulf Side City Park. They were staying at their aunt and uncles house. This was the boys first trip to Sanibel and first shelling experience, and they found these treasures. Shells Found Zach and Jake Vanderpool Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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39 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 2013-2014 Season Show Sponsor: Linda & John Kramer Show Sponsors: Show Sponsor: 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957Tickets: (239) 472-6862 and ONLINE at www.BIGARTS.org Opening Night Receptions Hosted by: Season Sponsor:Romance/RomanceBook and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith HermannMarch 7 April 5 7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Friday, March 7 2 pm, Wed. Matines: March 12 & 19 4 pm, Sun. Twilight Shows; Mar. 9, 16, 23 & 30The Big BangMusic by Jed Feuer Book & Lyrics by Boyd GrahamApril 11 May 3 7 pm, Opening Night Reception: Friday, April 11 2 pm, Wed. Matines: April 16 & 23 COMING SOON...Discounts & Specials Available For Group Rates.All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted DEFAMATION A PLAY BY TODD LOGANDIRECTED BY RICHARD SHAVZINDEFAMATION is a riveting courtroom drama with a twist: the audience is the jury. In this case of a striving African-American professional woman suing a wealthy Jewish businessman for defamation, the real issues on trial are race, religion and class -all of which the audience/jury must openly untangle in order to reach a verdict. All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted7 pm, Opening Night Reception: Thursday, February 20 4 pm, Sunday Twilight Shows: February 23 and March 2DefamationA Play by Todd Logan A BRILLIANT, shifting jigsaw puzzle of a courtroom drama, Defamation holds the audiences own prejudices under a powerful lens, and does not let us go except by the way of unsettling self-examination. No one escapes the jurys deliberations unchanged. Rabbi Debra Kassoff February 20 March 2 RACE, RELIGION, AND CLASS COLLIDE IN A RIVETING COURTROOM DRAMA Preschoolers Take Art Classes D.J. and Olivia of Sanibel Christian Preschool show off their interpretations of Pemaquid Lighthouse, Maine, by Don Rogowskey. Rogowskeys pen and ink piece challenged the students to learn several new art concepts. The students created their own masterpiece representation in color or black and white, working one-on-one with teacher Ms. Miltner, as part of their continuing fine arts education. Their drawings were part of the students display at the Don Rogowskey and Friends Silent Art Auction to benefit the weekday preschool provided by Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. D.J. and Olivia showing off their works of art Womens Discussion Group To Host Distinguished SpeakersThe Womens Seminar Discussion Group at BIG ARTS will continue to host distinguished speakers for the remainder of February and into March. Margaret Mohandro, director of the Sanibel Public Library, has spoken about Opportunities for and Contributions by Women Authors and Librarians. Former Massachusetts Senator Marian Walsh spoke to a large audience in Schein Hall about Challenges Facing Women in the Political Arena. The group looks forward to the following speakers and discussions for the remainder of this season: February 20 Rabbi Myra Soifer of Temple Bat Yam, Breaking the Sacred Ceiling Can Be A Holy Pain. February 27 Jodi Andrews, global programs manager for a large multinational technology company, Challenges, Opportunities and Contributions of Women in Business. March 6 Amy Tardif, WGCU station manager and news director, Women in the Media. The Womens Seminar discussions have evolved during the past twenty years from a group called Creative Women in History, which began in 1994. It has morphed into Women Reflecting on Women, Womens Issues and now Womens Seminar. The history of the Womens Movement, the lives of sung and unsung women and first ladies in all walks of life have been studied, as well as the skills and abilities which enabled women to overcome obstacles, break the glass ceiling and succeed in areas where few had succeeded in the past. The discussions are not limited to women only; all are welcome. The group meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the Bonser Room at BIG ARTS. There is a $12 fee for each session for those not already registered members of the Womens Seminar. Call BIG ARTS office at 395-0900 if you wish to attend any particular session and for further information. Amy Tardif

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Two Steinway Artists Featured At BIG ARTS Fundraiser ConcertBIG ARTS welcomed Steinway artists Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers on February 6 for the second special fundraising event held in Schein Performance Hall to celebrate the 35th anniversary of BIG ARTS. A home for all the arts, BIG ARTS offers an array of programing that covers more than 250 performances of theater, dance, music of all kinds, educational lectures, film series and productions for young people. Lee Ellen Harder, BIG ARTS Executive Director noted, the high caliber of performers, such as The Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo and the John Pizzarelli Quartet, our first special fundraiser concert this season, demonstrate our continued commitment to producing and presenting the best of national and international arts to residents and visitors of Sanibel, Captiva and surrounding Southwest Florida regions. BIG ARTS Development Director Howard Wheeldon added, After both special events, every member of the audience was invited to meet the performers while enjoying a special reception. We appreciate all of our supporters and are very pleased to provide a diversity of programming for our fundraising concerts as well as throughout the year. BIG ARTS memberships start at $50, and all members enjoy a variety of networking opportunities and special events as well as discounts on over 200 workshops and classes. A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, programming at BIG ARTS is made possible through the generous support of more than 300 dedicated volunteers and donors as well as individual and corporate sponsors, such as The Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo Grand Patron Sponsor Kenneth L. Nees and Reception Sponsor Nanelle Wehmann. Discover more by visiting BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, online at www. BIGARTS.org, by phone at 395-0900 or via e-mail at info@BIGARTS.org. From left, Don Rice (BIG ARTS President, Board of Directors), Marina Lomazov, Joseph Rackers, Nanelle Wehmann (sponsor of the concert reception) and Phil Johnson during The Lomazov/Racker Piano Duo Reception Island Resident Leads Mastersingers To Another Successful SeasonSanibel resident Jill Janda-Kanner is playing a key role as the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers president for the fourth year. This is the 13th season for the Mastersingers. There have been two performances at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall this year, with a third scheduled for March 2, when the group will perform Carl Orffs Carmina Burana. In January, the Mastersingers appeared with Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie in a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch and a Deck the Halls Christmas concert with the Gulf Coast Symphony in December. The Mastersingers spring concert is scheduled for April 5 and 6. Janda-Kanner was elected to lead the ensemble in 2011 and has served on the board of directors for 10 years. She was previously chorus manager of the organization. She is a life-long singer and retired music educator. A soprano, Janda-Kanner also sings with the 18-member Chamber Chorus the Mastersingers formed to entertain in venues too small for the full choir. The smaller segment has four concerts on its schedule for 2014, including a 3 p.m. concert on Sunday, March 16 at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. The program is a variety of choral masterpieces that includes madrigals, folk songs and jazz standards. I know there is something truly unique to choral music, Janda-Kanner said. Singing is a very personal experience our musical instruments are us. When musicians gather to be an ensemble, they must work together to create beautiful music. Janda-Kanner and her husband, Mort Kanner, have been full-time residents of Sanibel since 2004 and are volunteers at BIG ARTS. Jill Janda-Kanner BIG ARTS | (239) 395-0900 | 900 Dunlop Road | Sanibel, FL 33957 BARRIER ISLAND GROUP for the ARTS ANNIVERSAR YFor a full listing of programs, please visit: www.BIGARTS.orgCLASSICAL | DANCE | FAMILY | FORUM | JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARY | THEATER VISUAL ARTS | FILM | COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS | WORKSHOPS | WINTER ACADEMY GALLERYF UNDERS PhillipsGallerychein PERFORMANCE HALLS Discounts & Specials Available For Group Rates.Patron Sponsor: Patricia & Davis Thurber Sponsor: Patty & Attila Molnar Grand Patron Series Sponsor: The Ferguson FoundationBook and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith HermannAll Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise notedAdult: $42 Student/Child $57 pm, Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 7 2 pm, Wednesday Matinee: Friday, March 12 & 19 4 pm, Sunday Twilight Shows: March 9, 16, 23 & 30Romance/Romance THEATER Coming Soon... March 7 April 5 Opening Night Receptions Hosted by: Season Sponsor: Show Sponsor: COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS Island Jazz | Every Sunday, 3 pm Now through April 27 Film Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters:FILMMonday Night Film Series$8 per ticket, 7 pm Schein Performance Hall Fill The Void THE FORUMNicholas Eberstadt |Sun., February 23, 7:30 pmGrand Patron Series Sponsors: VISUAL ARTSPhillips Gallery: Based On BooksPhillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor: Exhibits: Now Through February 26Founders Gallery: Founders Gallery Season Sponsor: CLASSICALFaur QuartettThursday, February 27, 7:30 pm ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201440

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A Sense of Wonder A one-woman play based on the life and works of environmental activist, Rachel Carson Starring Kaiulani Lee Please Join Us! Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture and Tenth Anniversary Celebration Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:30pm BIG ARTS, Schein Hall, Sanibel Seats are still available! Tickets include the play and a reception with fine wine and dessert. Patrons: $75 General Admission: $50 Both levels of tickets will be available at the door at BIG ARTS The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Educ ation works toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth th rough scholarship, education, and action. For more information visit www.fgcu.edu/cese or call 239-590-7166. 41 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days www.matzaluna.net$8.00 OFF any bottle of wine $25 or more. All Evening. $2.50 OFFPresent this ad to your server. Must be seated prior to 5:30 p.m. Not valid on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon or discount. Expires 2/26/14The purchase of each adult entree. Happy Hour Happy Hour4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.1/2 OFF House Wine & Wells$1.00 OFF Craft Draft$.50 OFF Bottled BeerWine WednesdaysFt. Myers Brewery Gateway Blonde ............................. Primavera Cigar City Jai Lai .......................................................Matzaluna New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire .................................... Pepperoni Peroni ............................................................... Chicken Siciliano New Belgium Brewery Shift .............................. Angelo Meatlover Florida Avenue IPA ..................................... Shrimp Scampi Pizza Kona Wave ................................................................... Margarita Matzaluna Ale ......................................................... Caprese PizzaNo matter how you Mix n Match, Matzaluna is THE place for Craft draft beers and wood fired pizza Selections subject to change 2/28/14 Since 1978 We serve it fresh.... ....or we dont serve it at all!Oyster Bar Open 7 Days Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9pm472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.comSushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays!35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!*Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013 13 Dinners for $15, before 5:30pm 7 days Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight FISH DYNASTY!SERVING FRESH FISH & CHOICE STEAKS SINCE 1978 (NO DUCK!) Shell Islands Garden ClubOn Tuesday, March 11, the Shell Islands Garden Club will host Kathleen Hawryluk, an award-winning floral designer from Naples. The meeting will be held at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, at 12:15.. The public is invited. A $5 donation is requested. Hawryluk moved to Naples six years ago from Huntington, New York, where she was president of the Nathan Hale Garden Club. Now a member of the Naples Garden Club, she served as chair of the club flower show held recently. She is an accredited National Garden Club flower show judge, the director of judges council District IX and president of the Naples Ikebana International #106. She and her husband live on a five-acre parcel planted with a large variety of fruits and semi-tropical foliage. Her design presentations make use of different design styles using containers readily available at resale shops. Her designs and containers will be raffled to attendees. To quote Ms Hawryluk, Serious designers will find my presentation very worthwhile and not-so-serious designers will find it entertaining. For more information, call Dotty Mount, 472-1821. Pond Apple Trail Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be Saturday, February 22 at the Pond Apple Trail. Meet in the Matzaluna parking lot nearest Periwinkle Way at 8 a.m. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 3953798 for more information. Members of the Shell Islands Garden Club tour Kathleen Hawryluks home while in Naples for the Naples Garden Club flower show. From left, Anne Deignan, Peg McGann, Glenda Campbell, Connie Walters, Kathleen Hawryluk, Sally Parsons, and president, Maggie Butcher. Pileated woodpecker photo by Sam Ayres ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201442

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43 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Center For The Arts Presents Musical ComedyCypress Lake High School Center for the Arts will present Stepping Out by Richard Harris, with performances March 6 to 9 at 6:30 p.m. Stepping Out is the story of eight women and one man who attend a Thursday evening adult tap class in a church basement. The class is taught by fading Broadway chorus girl, Mavis Turner. The lessons begin as social engagements, but as a performance opportunity approaches, skill levels increase and so does performance pressure. Stepping Out won Londons Evening Standard award for Best Comedy in 1984. The show ran for three years in Londons West End. It was turned into a movie starring Liza Minelli, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Andrea Martin, Jane Krakowski, Bill Irwin and Julie Walters. Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret, Curtains) wrote the title song Stepping Out for Minelli for the 1991 film. A stage musical version of the play was introduced in 1998 under the same title, then reworked and released as the musical One Night A Week in 2010. Stepping Out stars senior Halie Boling as Mavis, the ex-professional dancer and teacher of the class. Bolings most recent roles include Judy Bernly in 9 To 5: The Musical and Elle Woods in the Florida Rep Conservatory production of Legally Blonde. Mrs. Fraser, the class accompanist will be portrayed by Courtney Camarillo. The role of Lynne will be portrayed by Tricia Garmager while Madeleine Arana will play Dorothy. Freshman Callie Atkinson plays Maxine. Cat Marks will play the tragically shy and uncoordinated Andy, with junior Zach Holmer playing Geoffrey. Sylvia will be played by Melissa Menard, and Rose will be played by Aria Hartwell. Rounding out the cast in her third mainstage production of the year is sophomore Gillian Marino as Vera Andrews, the role for which Julie Walters was nominated for the BAFTA Award. The creative team for Stepping Out includes director Jason Loete, choreography by Broadway Palm and BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theatre favorite John Ramsey, costume design by Garrett Nowlin, lighting design by Monty Stobb and properties management by Marcos Martins. Tickets for Stepping Out are $5 each and are available at the Center for the Arts box office. The box office is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and show night one hour before curtain. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. Call 481-2233 ext. 6510 for more information. Sanibel Island Cotillion Valentine DanceOn February 12, the Sanibel Island Cotillion held its annual Valentines Day Dance at The Sanctuary Golf Club. The formal dance was hosted by Judy and Bill Cheney, Jan and Pete Halliday, Dorothy Donaldson and Aaron Cohen. After a sumptuous dinner, the Perry Fotos Orchestra provided the music for the 106 attendees who danced the night away. Of those attendees, 16 are new members and were formally introduced by JoAnn McKelvey, who chairs the Steering Committee. The last dance of the season, which will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at The Sanctuary Golf Club, will be a country western theme, with music provided by The White House Band. The Island Cotillion was founded in 1986 for the purpose of organizing and supporting several formal and informal dinner dances each season. Membership is by invitation and is comprised primarily by couples who reside on Sanibel and Captiva islands who enjoy dancing and the camaraderie of their fellow members. Persons desiring more information about membership are encouraged to contact JoAnn McKelvey at 395-2237 or Andrea Gainer at 395-3184. Front from left is James Davis and Maggie Davis; back from left is Don Rolley, Nancy Rolley, Bob Van Tassel, Betty Van Tassel, Ken Grosse, Ginny Grosse, Marletta Short, Don Short, Dianne Hay and Bill Hay

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Art Exhibit At Sanibel LibraryFifty-five members of Sanibel Captiva Art League have paintings on exhibit at the Sanibel Library. This non-juried show was judged by artist, Neil Walling. First prize was awarded to Neil Glaser for his painting The Shipyard, a watercolor. Audrey Chiaradio won second place with her oil, Before the Rains, and third place went to Pauline Healey, with her watercolor, Golden Coconuts. Honorable Mention awards were won by Marion Hall, Daphne Hammond and Audrey Otto. A variety of media including oil, pastel, batik, watercolor, and acrylic are included in this display, as well as diverse artistic focus. The art is on exhibit until February 28, which will also be the date when the next Sanibel Captiva Art League juried show will begin. All members of Sanibel Captiva Art League are eligible to enter the shows. Membership forms and information about the art league may be found at www.sancapart.com. ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201444 Honorable Mention, October Hillside, by Audrey Otto Second place award, Before the Rains, by Audrey Chiaradio Gloria Krekel with her pastel, Take Me Away Pat Smart with her batik art, White Tulips White Pelicans acrylic, by Michael Moukios MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.comMetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.comMetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com Introducing Introducing MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com by Ron and Fran Dioguardi by Ron and Fran Dioguardi Times may change, but a Times may change, but a dedication to offering quality dedication to offering quality jewelry and outstanding jewelry and outstanding customer service with every customer service with every experience hasnt changed experience hasnt changed for Ron and Fran Dioguardi. for Ron and Fran Dioguardi. Their latest creation is Their latest creation is MetalsInArt.com, a full service MetalsInArt.com, a full service jewelry website. jewelry website. In addition to the ne jewelry pieces In addition to the ne jewelry pieces created by Ron, Metals In Art offers created by Ron, Metals In Art offers jewelry cleaning, stone replacement, jewelry cleaning, stone replacement, ring sizing, watch battery and ring sizing, watch battery and band replacement, clasps repaired band replacement, clasps repaired or replaced as well as jewelry or replaced as well as jewelry restoration. Drop-off and pick-up restoration. Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and services is at Tuttles for repairs and services is at Tuttles Sea Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way Sea Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. All items are on Sanibels east end. All items are 100 percent insured throughout 100 percent insured throughout completion of these services. Private completion of these services. Private consultations are also available. consultations are also available. For more information, For more information, visit www.MetalsInArt.com, visit www.MetalsInArt.com, email MetalsInArt@gmail.com email MetalsInArt@gmail.com or call 239-671-6112 or call 239-671-6112 Exuma pendant with blue-green Exuma pendant with blue-green tourmalines and diamonds tourmalines and diamonds Ron and Fran Dioguardi Ron and Fran Dioguardi CHECK OUT CHECK OUT OUR SEALIFE OUR SEALIFE AND 24K AND 24K INVESTMENT INVESTMENT COLLECTIONS COLLECTIONS

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Call To Artists For EntriesBIG ARTS invites all photographers to submit their best black and white images for the juried exhibit, Trick of the Light. The entry fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. A photographer may submit up to two entries for consideration and the entrance fee will remain the same, regardless of whether one or two pieces are submitted. Bea Pappas and Deborah Butler, artists, instructors and Visual Arts Committee co-chairs, will serve as the judges for the exhibit. There are no cash prizes for this juried exhibit. All entries must be submitted for review to BIG ARTS between 9 a.m. and noon on Friday, February 28. No entries will be accepted prior to the official receiving date and time. The full prospectus is available online at www.BIGARTS.org and at BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The exhibit will be free and open to the public for viewing in Phillips Gallery from March 3 through March 31. The artists reception on Saturday, March 15, 5:30 pm to 7 p.m. will also be free and open to the public. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Cypress Cove Gala Is March 15The 3rd annual Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida benefit gala, Steppin Up: A Celebration In The Jazz Age, will be held Saturday, March 15. Tickets are $100 per person, which includes food, drinks, entertainment, an array of silent auction packages and other surprises. Guests will be chauffeured from parking areas to the galas club entrance in classic Jazz Age period motorcars. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the Cypress Cove campus, located at 10200 Cypress Cove Drive in HealthPark Florida.This years gala serves as the official kick-off for the communitys Memory Care Residences at Cypress Cove Capital Campaign, a private 44-room household for the care of those with the challenges of memory loss. Cypress Cove seeks to raise $3.5 million toward the Residences project, which will be completed in 2016.Presenting sponsors for this years gala include Martino and Binzer, Northern Trust Corporation, Leading Edge Benefit Advisors and FineMark Bank. Other sponsors are Panther Printing, NetGain Technologies, Wegman Design Group, Inc., Crowther Roofing, GMK Interiors, Holland & Knight, LLP, Herbert J. Sims & Co., Inc. and Hughes, Snell & Co., PA.Tickets are available through the Cypress Cove Community Advancement office. Contact Jean Christensen at 4155100. Bonita Wood Carving ExhibitWood carvers both experienced and novice will be exhibiting their carvings and demonstrating their various carving techniques at the annual Wood Carving Exhibit on Saturday, March 1, at the Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Boulevard. The exhibit will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend the exhibit, presented by the Bonita/Estero Wood Carvers. There is no charge for admission or parking. Attendees will be able to view carvings from recent competitions as well as completed projects and carvings in progress. Wood carving supplies and equipment will be available for purchase. Bonita/Estero Wood Carvers meet weekly throughout the year on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the Estero Recreation Center. Instruction is available for beginners and advanced carvers enhance their skills during the regular club sessions. Membership is free and newcomers are welcome. Additional information about the exhibit or Bonita/Estero Wood Carvers may be obtained by contacting Lynn Sheeley, 482-6822. Made in Cuba by Shareen Groce 45 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201446 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZAThe MLB & The MLB & NHL Ticket NHL Ticket voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 & 2013 2012 & 2013 free free pizza delivery pizza delivery 29 BEERS 29 BEERS ON TAP! ON TAP! Monday Night MovieFill The Voidby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night, February 24 is Fill The Void, a 2012 Israeli drama film. It focuses on life in an ultraorthodox Hasidic community in Tel Aviv. Shira, a naive 18-year-old girl is looking forward to an arranged marriage with a young man whom she likes. However, on Purim, her family suffers a tragedy when Shiras older sister Esther dies in childbirth. Yochay, the widower, brings his son regularly to Shiras home where she cares for the young child. When Yochays mother suggests her son marry a widow in Belgium, Shiras parents, distraught about their grandson being taken out of the country, suggest that Yochay marry Shira instead. Shira is forced to make a difficult choice. Should she take her sisters place alongside a man who is much older and raise his child as her own? Or should she determine her own path? The filmmaker, Rama Burshtein, lets her female characters demonstrate their impact on the community in order to create a greater understanding of the Orthodox community, in part by dispelling the common misconceptions that women are often forced into arranged marriages; despite the differences in structure, the woman is always given the final say in whom she marries. The film, well received by critics for its depiction of Orthodox Jews and their lifestyle, won seven Israeli Academy Awards. It runs 90 minutes Monday, March 3, a special event called A Movie Mogul Speaks Out will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Schein Hall, featuring an Inside the Actors Studio setting with David V. Picker, a retired producer and film executive. He will talk about the Oscars and what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood. A movie that Picker produced, The Jerk, will be shown, followed by a champagne recep -tion. Tickets for the glitz and glam event are $15, available at BIG ARTS. Admission to BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is $8 and all screenings begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Each film is followed by a complimentary reception and discussion in Phillips Gallery. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Supporters are Sanibel Taxi, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel and John R. Wood Real Estate. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are available by calling 395-0900. Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour We have some spectacular bands scheduled this season We have some spectacular bands scheduled this season on Friday & Saturday on Friday & SaturdayVIEW OUR SCHEDULE ONLINE at Brattasristoramte.com NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 11:30am-4pm 11:30am-4pm Happy Hour at Lunch Happy Hour at Lunch BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Dinner Dinner Daily Daily 4pm 4pm Serving Lunch Serving Lunch Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 11:30am 11:30am This weekends entertainment is This weekends entertainment is ISLANDE & CHARLES ISLANDE & CHARLES Friday, Feb 21 Friday, Feb 21 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm DUSK DUSK Saturday, Feb 22 Saturday, Feb 22 Grilled Calamari Salad Portobello Burger Fish Tacos Flatbread Pizza Top Ten Books On The Island1. Obituary Writer by Ann Hood 2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 3. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline 4. Pill Game by Darryl Bollinger 5. Night Moves by Randy Wayne White 6. Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty 7. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda 8. Gone by Randy Wayne White 9. Promise of Stardust by Pricille Sibley 10. Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer Holland Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop First Lee County Fair PageantThe first ever Miss Southwest Florida/Lee County Fair pageant will be held on Saturday, March 1 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. The pageant will start at 4 p.m. The pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss Florida U.S. International and Miss Florida American Beauty pageants. The winners will proceed to the state competition in November. There will be divisions for all ages and there will be no talent requirement.Prizes, crowns and banners will be awarded and winners will take part in a year of parades, fashion shows and community events. For information or to obtain an entry form contact the state offices at: 822-4661 or by e-mail at famemodeltalent@aol.com. Miss Florida U.S. International Valerie Trinidad, right, and Miss Pre-Teen Florida American Beauty Rose Hatch

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47 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildThe Seasons, Driving I-475by Marcia GoldbergWinter clamps down too suddenly, the roads concrete ribbon offering somber sights muted by cloud-filtered gray-white light: stick trees sprouted from browned yards, lifeless homes shuttered against approaching snow, a giant vertical ice cube the beacon of the downtown cityscape. But one morning, nature gladdens the scene, a nights snowfall bringing scurrying snowsnakes, silently slithering and sidewinding away from approaching tires in comic orchestrated choreography: an uncatchable frolic on the pavement. Spring announces its arrival with tiny pinpoint glimpses of palest green here and there among the awakening brown trees, each day advancing their size and color until the roadside boasts its bouquets of brightgreen accompanying sunbright forsythia and daffodils, promising azaleas, rhododendron and roses to come: an urban joyscape. But it is autumn that most delights the senses, climaxing in a unified, glorious burst when a sufficient number of sufficiently cool nights coaxes the trees into their sugarfree eye feast of caramel, butterscotch, milk chocolate, plum, raspberry and cherry, strawberry, grape and mango: artistry in both palate and palette. Marcia Goldberg retired from the practice of law in Toledo in 1996. Having vacationed in the area, she moved here and is now a permanent resident. This poem is a memory of what she enjoyed seeing as she drove to work in downtown Toledo each day. Academy Awards ContendersDallas Buyers Clubby Stan GembickiOn Wednesday, February 26 at 1 p.m., the Island Cinema will show the 8th movie in the BIG ARTS Academy Awards Contenders Film Series. After the movie, a discussion will take place at George & Wendys Seafood Grille. Tickets are available at the Island Cinema. This will be the last film in this years Oscar Contender Series. The Oscars will be awarded on Sunday, March 2. Dallas Buyer Club is inspired by true events. Matthew McConaughey portrays the reallife character Ron Woodroof, who is an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence. Dallas Buyers Club has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The film is 1 hour and 56 minutes in length and showtime will be at 1 p.m. 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. New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 NEW SEASONAL MENU NEW SEASONAL MENU FARM-TO-TABLE FARM-TO-TABLETASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD IL TESORO OPENS AT 4:00 FOR WINTER SNOW-BIRD SEASON IL TESORO OPENS AT 4:00 FOR WINTER SNOW-BIRD SEASON EARLY BIRD AND HAPPY HOUR EARLY BIRD AND HAPPY HOUR BOGO BOGO WINE AND WINE AND BOGO BOGO APPS APPS

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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 35 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 21, 2014 B BSECTION Ding Darling And Doc Fords Tarpon TourneyA 100 percent purse and Randy Wayne Whites participation promise to make the 3rd annual Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament on Saturday, May 3 the hottest competition on the water. Award-winning Doc Ford murdermystery series novelist White has already signed on for fishing the tournament, in which 100 percent of the entry fee ($500 per boat of up to four) will be distributed as tournament awards. Im really looking forward to the tournament, said White, a former area fishing guide. Its for such a great cause, and a good excuse to get out and meet people and hopefully hook into some feisty tarpon. Following the catch-release-and-care competition, the Silver King For Ding After-Party will be open to the public, with limited tickets available at $50 for each non-fisherman, including dinner and a silent auction. The Captains Dinner will take place the previous evening, on Friday, May 2 at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach. Doc Fords with locations on Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach has again committed to being the title sponsor for the 2014 tournament, along with the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Proceeds will benefit wildlife and conservation education at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Theres not another tarpon tournament like it in the area, said Marty Harrity, Doc Fords co-owner. In past years, weve had fishermen from all over the country. Doc Fords has been a faithful supporter of our efforts at Ding Darling, helping greatly to bolster refuge programs and research to balance federal budget shortfalls, added Birgie Miller, DDWS executive director. Last year, we raised $40,000 for the refuge as a result of sponsorships, donations and auction proceeds. Were so grateful to Doc Fords for this huge effort in our behalf. For more information on the tournament, visit www.dingdarlingtarpontourney. com. Anyone interested in becoming a tournament sponsor should contact Miller at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Tournament sponsors include: Title Sponsor, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; Presenting Sponsor, Diversified Yacht Services of Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Bean; Platinum Sponsors, Florida Weekly, Lamar Advertising and Suncoast Beverage; Gold Sponsors, Bella Signs & Designs and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank; Silver Sponsors, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA; and the Sanibel Island Fishing Club. Tarpon teams head out to fish at first light

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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 BondurantRealtyGroup.com BondurantRealtyGroup.com Garden Apartment on the Gulf Garden Apartment on the Gulf A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking location has an enchanting botanical garden A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking location has an enchanting botanical garden and a wide stretch of private shell covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community room, laundry, and a wide stretch of private shell covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community room, laundry, gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or investment property. investment property. Sanibel Moorings #422 Sanibel Moorings #422 O ered at $475,000 O ered at $475,000 Adorable East End Condo Adorable East End Condo Located on desirable east end, this adorable ground level, corner unit is beautifully upgraded. Relax on your lanai and Located on desirable east end, this adorable ground level, corner unit is beautifully upgraded. Relax on your lanai and take in the tropical landscaping and a view of the canal. Bait that hook and head to the marina and shing pier that are take in the tropical landscaping and a view of the canal. Bait that hook and head to the marina and shing pier that are close by! Enjoy east end restaurants, shopping and quick access on and o the Island. This is a great opportunity to buy close by! Enjoy east end restaurants, shopping and quick access on and o the Island. This is a great opportunity to buy on Sanibel at a terri c price! on Sanibel at a terri c price! Captains Walk #C1 Captains Walk #C1 O ered at $319,000 O ered at $319,000 Fred Bondurant Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 239-839-3633 JOHN R WOOD ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INCMary & Fred Bondurant are proud to represent clients in the purchase or listing of these fine properties. Mary & Fred Bondurant are proud to represent clients in the purchase or listing of these fine properties. List Well, Buy Smart List Well, Buy Smart Either way, make sure to start your journey with experience! Either way, make sure to start your journey with experience! Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features a large Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features a large living room/dining room combination and a tiled kitchen. The living room sliding glass doors lead to a large screen living room/dining room combination and a tiled kitchen. The living room sliding glass doors lead to a large screen enclosed deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing while watching sunset skies! Just steps away enclosed deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing while watching sunset skies! Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. 950 Sand Castle Rd. 950 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $549,000 O ered at $549,000 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11AM 3PM OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11AM 3PM Immaculate East End Canal Home Immaculate East End Canal Home Magni cent Canal View in the desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. With 3 bedrooms plus a den/o ce and 2.5 baths this Magni cent Canal View in the desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. With 3 bedrooms plus a den/o ce and 2.5 baths this home has a wonderful ow. Enter through the outdoor atrium into this immaculate home with canal views. Other features home has a wonderful ow. Enter through the outdoor atrium into this immaculate home with canal views. Other features include screen enclosed pool/lanai area with a hot tub, replace in the family room, boat dock & lift and a deck o of the include screen enclosed pool/lanai area with a hot tub, replace in the family room, boat dock & lift and a deck o of the Master Bedroom suite. Deeded beach access. Enjoy quiet East End living with easy access on and o the island. Master Bedroom suite. Deeded beach access. Enjoy quiet East End living with easy access on and o the island. 1001 Kings Crown. 1001 Kings Crown. O ered at $975,000 O ered at $975,000 PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11AM 3PM OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY 11AM 2PMISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 20142B

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Knowledge, Connection, Service & Results Knowledge, Connection, Service & Results This is Our Commitment to You! This is Our Commitment to You! Location is Everything Location is Everything Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking the pool with a sweeping golf and water view. This home glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking the pool with a sweeping golf and water view. This home also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a must see! also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a must see! 1182 Kittiwake Circle. 1182 Kittiwake Circle. O ered at $745,000 O ered at $745,000 Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home located in You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home located in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. Relax and enjoy the views from the open, screened-in lanai or take a dip in the the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. Relax and enjoy the views from the open, screened-in lanai or take a dip in the pool with its new energy e cient pool pump. This is a wonderful location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the pool with its new energy e cient pool pump. This is a wonderful location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the golf course. golf course. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $539,000 O ered at $539,000 PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features an open oor plan, the living room features a stone replace, gorgeous This home features an open oor plan, the living room features a stone replace, gorgeous wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new countertops wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new countertops and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened pool. The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate pool. The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate private screened porch with a view of the beautiful landscaping. private screened porch with a view of the beautiful landscaping. 1076 Sand Castle. 1076 Sand Castle. O ered at $620,000 O ered at $620,000 Adorable Island Home in the Dunes Community Adorable Island Home in the Dunes Community Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living area & decking beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living area & decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close to San o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close to San Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few homes away Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few homes away from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in this community! from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in this community! 970 Sand Castle Rd. 970 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $525,000 O ered at $525,000 PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED A Tranquil Paradise A Tranquil Paradise Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Sea Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Sea Oats. Enter into a bright and airy Great room with a replace, wet bar and three Oats. Enter into a bright and airy Great room with a replace, wet bar and three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a beautiful French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central vac, pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage space. beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! 475 Sea Oats Drive. 475 Sea Oats Drive. O ered at $835,000 O ered at $835,000 PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIESTree Tops Center O ce CondoUnit A-2 in the conveniently located Tree Tops Center. Only o ce condo currently o ered for sale on Sanibel. SOLDDolce Tesoro/Simply CupcakesNestled in the heart of Sanibel Islands tourist district, Dolce Tesoro/Simply Cupcakes is renowned among residents and visitors as Sanibels premier source for Queenies Ice Cream, Lavazza ne Italian co ee and Simply Cupcakes gourmet cupcakes. Currently rated # 1 on Trip Advisor! The quaint atmosphere of Dolce Tesoro/Simply Cupcakes is accentuated by authentic cobblestone oors and bright and energetic display cases. O ered at $49,000 NEW OPPORTUNITY OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY 11AM 2PM OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY 11AM 2PM3B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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4B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Highlights From Noahs Ark 50th Anniversary And Fashion Show On February 10, The Episcopal Church Women of St. Michael & All Angels Church celebrated the 50th anniversary of Noahs Ark Thrift Shop with an annual fashion show, which drew the largest crowd ever. Here, Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, left, introduces one of the shows volunteer models Jane Withers Robin Koerselman Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan enjoys a light moment during the fashion show Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com

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5B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Sanibel Square #3 2242 Periwinkle Way POINTE SANTOrd floor 1 bedrm w/this direct view to gulf, income too $499K WONDERFUL CHOICES AT MARINER POINTEst view is from #332, just-listed 2 bedrm overlooking canals/marina & w/bay view too ($520 K furnished); 2nd view is from #711, easy-living ground-floor remodeled 3 bedrm ($599K furnished); 3rd view from from #631, 1st f loor bay-front 2 bedrm ($549K partially furnished), & 4th view is from #812, 2nd floor cottage-style updated 2 bedrm w/both bay & canal views ($459K) EASY-LIVING BEACH ROAD VILLASTownhome-style 2 bedrm w/water & nature views $335K AFFORDABLE SPANISH CAY Big 2nd floor 1 bedrm w/income, beach across street $274K 1960 ROSEATE LANE Cottagestyle 3 bedrm w/pool nestled amid native landscaping $449K ISLAND BEACH CLUBRentalready 2 bedrm w/gulf view, covered parking, & income $474K LOGGERHEAD CAYrd floor 2 bedrm, grossed $36K last year in rental income $499K SANDALFOOTGulf-front 2-bedrm w/new tile floors, stainless steel appliances, & more $699K Dimmick Drive~155 wide double-parcel bordering conservation land $185K 1118 Sand Castle Rd in The Dunes golf & tennis community $199K Over 1/2-acre near-beach at 5307 Umbrella Pool Rd cul-desac $399K 837 Limpet Dr 1/2-acre-plus w/patio dock & overlooking intersecting canals $749K GULFSIDE PLACENewly remodeled 3rd floor 3 bedrm $1.295M beautifully furnished 820 ANGEL WING DRIVENearbeach canal easy-living 3 bedrm w/caged pool & 2 boat lifts $999K David Anderson Susan Andrews Elise Carnes Lisa Murty 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Island Seniors At The Center 4 LifeMeet your friends and make some new at the Center 4 Life. Browse through the following activities, then stop by to sign up. iPad & iPhone Classes Instructor is Ronda Seifer Walis iPad Introduction: March 4 and 6 iPad Intermediate: March 11 and 13 iPhone Intermediate: February 18 and 20 A session includes a Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $60 per session for members and $90 per session for non-members. Class size is limited to four. You must provide your own device. Coping with Life Series Friday, February 21 at 1:30 p.m. The topic is Isolation: The Enemy of Positive Aging with Rita Southern, director of assisted living and resident support services at Shell Point Retirement Community. Are you struggling to meet the daily challenges that accompany the normal aging process? This presentation examines the positive steps that an individual can take as they encounter the frustrations that aging will often present on a daily basis. It is focused on providing insight on how to stay connected to your community as you age and when energy becomes a valuable commodity. Friday, February 28 at 1:30 p.m. The topic is Scam Prevention with Kurt Schulte, police detective with the Sanibel Police Department. In society today, fraud prevention, online privacy and cyber security can be hard to understand and difficult to manage. Here are some objectives for scam prevention training: 1. How to recognize and protect yourself from identity theft, frauds and scams; 2. Safe practices for online and email usage; 3. What to do if you become a victim of identity theft; 4. How to obtain a free credit report. Thanks for the Memories: A Visit with Dolores Hope by Damaris Peters Pike Friday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m. Pike is professor emeritus of music at Hiram College and a center favorite. She is the founder of Women of Note, a speaking series that dramatizes the lives of women in music. She will be portraying Bob Hopes wife Dolores, who was a singer and philanthropist. Pikes dramatization will include songs and stories about Bob Hopes rise to becoming a Hollywood star. Register at the center due to limited seating. Members are $5, nonmembers are $10. Page Turners with Ann Rodman To be on the Page Turners list, email annrodman@aol.com or contact the Center 4 Life. Wednesday, March 12, the featured book is Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The movie will be shown at 12:30 p.m. Bring lunch or a snack. Immediately following the movie (around 2:30 p.m.) will be discussion of both the book and movie. AARP Safe Driving Classes Thursdays, March 20 and 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Classes are held in the Center 4 Life building on Library Way. Cost is $20 with a $5 discount for AARP members. Participants will be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. Register by calling Ed Vander Hey at 292-4012. No membership required. Games: Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Hand & Foot Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Canasta Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Mahjongg Thursday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Trips: Ybor City Tour and Tampa Bay History Center Tuesday, February 25. Cost is $79 for members and $89 for non-members. Includes round-trip transportation, guided walking and riding tour of Ybor City, lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse (converted from a cigar factory) and tour of Tampa Bay History Center. Deadline to sign up is Friday, February 21. Historic St. Augustine Three-Day Tour Sunday through Tuesday, March 2 to 4. Cost is $349 per person, doubleoccupancy for members and $399 per person, double occupancy for non-members; $499 single for members and $549 single non-members. Includes round-trip transportation, three days and two nights at branded hotel with five meals (two breakfasts, two dinners and scenic lunch cruise on the St. Johns River), private trolley tour of St. Augustine with all day hop on, hop off privileges, free time in the historic area. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 26. From Batman to Bond The Dezer Collection of Cars & More Monday, March 3. Cost is $69 for members and $79 for non-members. Includes round-trip transportation, admission to the Dezer Collection in North Miami/ Sunny Isles and lunch at the museum. See over 1,000 of the most collectible vehicles in the world, including Cars of the Stars and the James Bond Collection. Depart from Fort Myers at 7:30 a.m. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 26. Clewiston Sugar Tour with Lunch at The Clewiston Inn Wednesday, March 5. Cost is $79 for members and $89 for non-members. Includes roundtrip transportation, guided tour to hear about the history of Clewistons agricultural growth and lunch at The Clewiston Inn. Depart from Fort Myers at 8:30 a.m. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, February 26. Fitness Classes: Classes are available and all ages are welcome. Cost is $3.50 for members and $6 for non-members. Annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. This class keeps your brain fit and your heart, continued on page 25B

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6B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Hundreds Involved In Planning Ace Group Classic Tourneyby Ed FrankThe 27th Ace Group Classic golf tournament is over. The players have departed, the viewing stands taken down and the chore of restoring the TwinEagles Golf Club to its pristine pre-tournament condition has begun. But did you know what it takes in the way of planning, logistics and the hundreds of tasks that must be accomplished to stage a tournament of this magnitude? The prime responsibility rests with tournament director Gail Graham, a former successful golfer on the LPGA Tour and former president of the LPGA Tournament Owners Association, who took over the Ace Group Classic reins last October. Ive had the experience of playing golf professionally and working outside the ropes in various jobs, so this is a natural fit, she said. We also had a great staff in place when I came here. There are five permanent staff members here year round, all employees of the Octagon, a worldwide company that owns the local tournament franchise. Contracting vendors and corporate suites, securing local sponsors, developing marketing programs, securing county building permits and booking hotels and banquets the pre-tournament responsibilities appear endless. Prior to the tournament itself, Octagon supplements the local staff with about 12 representatives brought in from Arkansas, Texas, Michigan and North Carolina who remain during tournament week. About 700 volunteers are recruited and trained for more than 20 specific jobs such as concessions, marshals, transportation on and off the course, players services, ecology and many, many more tasks. About a month before the tournament, work begins on the course to assemble the grandstands and suites, installing miles of electrical cable for TV, scoreboards and communication systems, erecting concession stands, the placement of hundreds of signs and a myriad of other details. Just how much damage occurs to the magnificent TwinEagles links with thousands of fans trooping the grounds for a week? Interestingly, according to Graham, very little as the crowd is confined to the roughs and a few fairway crossings. Within a month, you would never know a tournament was held here because everything grows so fast in Florida, she said. And within a week to 10 days, all of the temporary tournament facilities have been removed, she added. The Ace Group Classic is one of the longest running tournaments on the Champions Tour. The Ace Group sponsorship runs through the 2016 tournament as does the contract with TwinEagles, with additional options for both, thus adding continuances for the popular event. The enthusiasm and commitment that Gail Graham brings to this local tournament is reflective of her past accomplishments in the field of golf. A native of Canada, she began playing golf at the age of 13 and was an amateur champion there before attending Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where she was an Academic All-American in 1986. In 1988, she turned professional and won the Canadian PGA Ladies Championship. She played on the LPGA Tour from 1990 to 2006, winning twice, the Fieldcrest Cannon Championship and the Alpine Australian Ladies Masters. She continues to compete on the Legends Tour on the World Team that won the Handa Cup last October. The thought perhaps that a running a large tournament like the Ace Group is a mans job. Gail Graham proves it is not. Gail Graham A CPA spends years preparing formoments just like these .Call 239.472.13231648 Perwinkle Way, Suite D SanibelWe recommend Tax Saving Strategies that help you...Businesses and individuals pay the lowest amount of taxes allowable by law because we continually look for ways to minimize your taxes.Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com

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7B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 The Dunes Golf ClubChampionship Quarterfinal RoundResults from the quarterfinal round of the 2014 Dunes Mens Golf Association Club Championship held Monday, February 17, at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, were as follows: Championship Flight (1) Bob Rohl def. (8) Jack Czarnecki 4 and 2 (2) Jerry Muench def. (7) Gordon Rains 4 and 3 (6) Felix Curcuru def. (3) Tom August 1 UP (5) Noel Davis (defending Champion) def. (4) Doug Mallon 4 and 3 Platinum Flight (1) Bob Schoen adv. with a bye (2) Bill Hotchkiss adv. by forfeit (3) Terry Finzen def. (6) Roger Blouin 2 UP (5) Tom Veratti def. (4) Skip Jewett 5 and 4 Gold Flight (1) Joe Raboy def. (8) Tom Winkler 3 and 2 (2) Jim Bradford def. (7) Dave Blue 4 and 3 (3) Frank Cassavell def. (6) Dick Hopkins 1 UP (5) Jim Boughton def. (4) Don Weymouth 1 UP Silver Flight (8) Greg Jennings def. (1) Jack Pagel 4 and 3 (7) Howard Dwyer def. (2) Bob Lindman 2 UP (3) Stan Hirschfeld adv. by forfeit (5) Bruce McLaughlin def. (4) Bob Kent 1 UP Bronze Flight (1) Mike Hnatow def. (8) Ken Grosse 2 and 1 (7) Dan Alton def. (2) Tom Donovan 4 and 3 (3) Ray Galligan def. (6) Bruce Sprinkle 4 and 2 (5) Pat McNeilus def. (4) Dod Wainwright 3 and 1 The semi-final round was held Wednesday, February 19. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueBall Busters Extend LeadRich Ennis, Bunts Ball Busters top shooter, came off of five weeks of rest and relaxation and showed that his short vacation did not adversely affect his game. Ennis won his four games against Odd Balls Ray Walker. Dave Doane, Terry Ricotta and Bob Buntrock chipped in with three wins each for the victorious Ball Busters as they routed second place Odd Balls, 13-3. With four weeks left of league play, the win almost assures the Ball Busters of their fourth top finish in seven years of league play. Sandycappers and Sanibel Caf played to an 8-8 tie, with Jack Dalton posting three wins for the Sandycappers and Joe Mason doing the same for Sanibel Caf. Both teams picked up five games on second place Odd Balls. Sanibel Caf is now in third, nine games behind the Odd guys and Sandycappers is in fourth, six games behind Sanibel Caf. Gator Gates, captain of the Fresh Legion Crew, showed hes still a force to be reckoned with as he pounded Island Lifer ace Steve Gordon, 3-1. His teammates, Tom Yorgey and Jerry Welker, backed him up with two wins each over Jack Cunningham and Tom Walters. February 17 Results Bunts Ball Busters13Odd Balls 3 Fresh Legion Crew9Island Lifers 7 Sanibel Caf 8Sandycappers 8 StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 20995 SecondOdd Balls 175129 ThirdSanibel Caf 164140 FourthSandycappers 158146 FifthIsland Lifers 116188 SixthFresh Legion Crew 90214SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2013-14 Standings through February 17 Exercise, Athletics And Aging TalkClaire Coolbeth, a doctor of physical therapy and certified strength and conditioning specialist, will present a program and lecture on Tuesday, February 25, at 11 a.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center in recognition of Healthy Heart Month. The program is free and open to the public. Coolbeth will discuss the age-related changes that affect body systems and how to stay injury-free and active into your nineties. She will demonstrate techniques to stay flexible and strong, as well as review modifications to increase safety during exercise and sports activities. Her presentation will include fitness tips appropriate for varied athletic levels and ages. Along with her skills in treating orthopedic and sports injuries at the Island Therapy Center on Periwinkle Way, Coolbeth is an avid runner and cyclist, completing 10 marathons, a half Ironman triathlon and scores of distance running and cycling races. To pre-register, call the recreation center at 472-0345. Hortoons Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com

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Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley WE MAKE IT EASY. YOU MAKE IT HOME.RoyalShellSales.com239.472.0078 250 Feet of Premier Gulf Front Operating as Trip Advisors #1 Captiva Beach Resort Perfect for Corporate Retreat/ Family CompoundSleeps 32 $12,998,000 MLS 2140041 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Own THE Gulf Front Corner to Captiva Village 2BD/2BA Second Floor Condo Fully Furnished Deeded Beach Access $415,000 MLS 2130731 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Coquina Beach Condo 2BD/2BA w/Direct Sunset, Gulf Views Corner Location W/Tile Floors Bahama Shutters, Granite Counters $599,900 MLS 2120306 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Sunset Beach Villa 2318 South Seas 2BD/2BA Fully Furnished Steps to Beach Beautifully Updated Throughout $440,000 MLS 2130290 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Pet Friendly For Owners 4BD/4.5BA w/Screened Pool Private Dock & Boatlift Separate Guest Suite w/Kitchen & Bath $1,895,000 MLS 2140231 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 East End Canal Home 3BD/2.5BA w/Panoramic Gulf Views Spectacularly Updated 2,200 S.F. Living Area Granite Countertops, Solid Stone Flooring & More $1,299,000 MLS 2121089 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 High Tide Condo 3BD/2.5BA 3,218 Living Sq. Ft. Great Views of Golf Course & Lake Private Pool/Hot Tub & Elevator $1,099,000 MLS 2900605 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Stunning Luxury Residence 1BD/1BA Condo Close to Shops, Restaurants Enclosed Porch $289,900 MLS 2140129 Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249 Cute Near Beach Cottage Donax Village Build Your Dream Home Close to Beaches West End Location $299,000 MLS 2140095 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Rabbit Road Lot 3BA/2BA w/Wide Open Lake Views Large Lot with Spacious, Heated Pool Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceilings $619,000 MLS 2131263 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Sanibel Near Beach Spacious 5 Bedroom Compound Awesome Pool & Entertaining Area Great Rental History $1,795,000 MLS 2121137 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Captiva Open Breeze 1BD/1BA Condo Beautiful Gulf Views Offered Fully Furnished $489,000 MLS 2121351 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 Sundial Unit 5BD/5BA Plus Screened Pool Great Courtyard with Hot Tub Architect Designed Decorator Furnished $1,985,589 MLS 2131073 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Captiva Village Charm Nicely Updated 2BD/2BA + Den Deeded Beach Access Great Rental Complex $780,000 MLS 2131009 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sundial Unit Sanctuary Golf Course, Situated on 1 lots New in 2006, Gorgeous Interior Finishes Amazing Outdoor Living, Pool/Spa $3,295,000 MLS 2121339 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Sanctuary Bayfront Lakeside near Beach Home w/Southern Exposure 3 BR/3BA, 3+ Garage, Elevator Open Pool w/Separate Therapeutic Spa $694,000 MLS 2131181 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Lake Murex Stunning 2BD/2BA, 6 Unit Complex Great Rental Potential Great Virtual Tour @ www.SayanaofSanibel.info $895,000 MLS 2131270 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Sayana of Sanibel Gulf Front 2BD/2BA Beachside Condo Offered Fully Furnished Exterior Storage & Covered Parking $590,000 MLS 2121132 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Kings Crown 4BD/4BA Exquisitely Remodeled Stunning Pool w/Waterfall World Class Amenities $2,695,000 MLS 2140220 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva NEW PRICE8B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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RoyalShellSales.com239.472.0078 2BD/2BA Condo w/Expansive River Views Garage & In-Unit ElevatorUpdated Directly Across From Beach $520,000 MLS 2131141 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Sunset South Directly on Beach at South Seas Resort Large, Updated 3BD/3BA Stand Alone Home Beautiful Pool, Tennis & World Class Sunsets $1,997,500 MLS 2130265 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Beach Home 6 2BD/2BA +Den 1,531 Living Sq. Ft. Gorgeous Courtyard & Gulf Views Excellent Rental History $750,000 MLS 2131244 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Sundial Condo Gulf Views Over the Brick Pavered Pool Spacious 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Full laundry/Utility Room + Den $1,369,000 MLS 2800790 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Wedgewood Penthouse Gorgeous Gulf Front 3BD/3BA Low Density, East End Location Pool, Private Garage, Large Floor Plan $1,449,000 MLS 2130410 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Shorewood of Sanibel Remodeled Upscale Eatery/Of ce Building High Traf c Periwinkle Way Location Immaculate Condition & Great Curb Appeal $2,299,000 MLS 2130703 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Prime Commercial Space 2BD/2BA Beach Front Condo Total Green Remodel in 2014 Cork Floor & Plantation Shutters $895,000 MLS 2140227 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Kings Crown of Sanibel 4BD/4BA with Den Private Pool & Hot Tub Chefs Kitchen w/ Custom Cabinetry $1,795,000 MLS 2131189 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Luxury Meets Location Rare to Market 4BD/3BA Large Condo Lives Like a Home Breathtaking 180 degree Gulf Views $1,749,000 MLS 2130091 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Anglers Key Direct Gulf of Mexico Views 100 of Beach Frontage Can be Purchased with Neighboring Lot $2,995,000 MLS 2121110 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Captiva Beach 5BD/5.5BA Gated Estate Large Private Boat Dock Stunning Views of Roosevelt Channel $2,149,000 MLS 2140135 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Angels Breeze Captiva Two Free Standing Homes Over 170 ft. Beach Frontage Large Private Pool $4,949,000 MLS 2140177 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Side-By-Side Captiva 1BD/1BA Fully Furnished Expansive Gulf Views Close to All Amenities $339,000 MLS 2140115 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sundial Unit 3BD/3.5BA on 2 Levels Completely Decorated & Furnished Virtual Tour: www.4809Tradewinds.info $1,690,000 MLS 2130005 Bob Radigan 239.691.6240 Best Priced Beach Home Sanibel Island 2BD/2BA + Den Awesome Gulf Views 1,500 Sq. Feet, Large Lanai $649,000 MLS 2140212 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 Sundial Unit 2BD/2BA Fully Furnished Courtyard and Gulf View Excellent Rental History $475,000 MLS 2131175 Brian Murty 239. 565.1272 Sundial Unit Expansive Gulf front Western View 2BD/2BA + Den Private Corner Unit, Wrap Around Lanai $1,295,000 MLS 2131170 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 By the Sea Incredible Views from Glass Enclosed Lanai 2 Bedrooms plus Den, Open Kitchen Peninsula Location w/ Boat Docking $399,000 MLS 2131268 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 Lowest Priced Bay Front Condo Beautiful Sunset Views New Pool & Spa Great Rental Income $2,249,000 MLS 2120780 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Captiva Beach Getaway Historic 2BD/2BA, 2,023 Living Sq. Ft. Almost 2 Acres of Private Bay Front Tranquility Boat Lift & Dock $1,995,000 MLS 2130947 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Woodrings Subdivision 1 1/4 Acre Lot Borders Wildlife Refuge Private Setting-Deeded Beach Access Custom Built One Owner Many Upgrades $749,999 MLS 2131264 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Little Lake Murex Build to Suit Quiet Cul-De-Sac Location Deeded Beach Access $495,000 MLS 2131295 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Chateaux Sur Mur Lot Remodeled 3BD/2.5BA Open Kitchen w/Granite Counter Tops Pool & Spa with Caged Deck $1,095,000 MLS 2140021 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 East End Canal Home UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT9B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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10B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Artists Whimsical Work Captures The Imaginationby Jeff LysiakWhen one looks upon artist David Ruhe and the varied subject matter of his works, finding a single adjective to describe his paintings would be an exercise in futility. I dont like to get too typecast, said the Sanibel artist. I enjoy variety and I want my paintings to be interesting doing something thats provocative in some way. Ruhe, who is showing about 20 of his paintings at Sanibel Art & Frame, is a self-taught artist whose chosen medium is acrylics on canvas. The Dayton, Ohio native opts to feature landscapes and wildlife in most of his works, but also offers a fair amount of still life and dream-inspired paintings as a means of capturing a viewers attention. I do a lot of whimsical subject matter, said Ruhe, pointing towards his painting entitled Otter Things Have Occurred. I always want to do something that isnt boring. Its got a little bit of wry humor in it. It also comes from my love of nature. Ruhe is a two-time Best of Show winner at the Hemingway Festival (1998 and 1999). His works may be found in the private collections of Gov. Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota and film producer Jon Landau (Titanic and Avatar) as well as several art galleries across Florida. Ruhe lived on Sanibel during the 1990s, then moved to Fort Myers and Jupiter, Florida, and returned to the island last fall. He explained that he typically works on a painting for one-and-a-half to two weeks. However, the ideas for his new creations are always coming. Doing the same thing over and over again gets boring, he said. Art should be fun and interesting. Ill never retire Ill keep on painting as long as I can hold a brush. To view Ruhes artwork, visit Sanibel Art & Frame, located at 630 Tarpon Bay Road in the Olde Sanibel Shoppes. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 395-1350 or visit www.sanibelartandframe.com. Artist David Ruhe stands next to his painting, entitled Thumbergia at Sanibel Art & Frame photo by Jeff Lysiak David Ruhes Otter Things Have Occurred VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents 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 The Fast And The Furriest 5K Run And 1-Mile WalkThe Gulf Coast Humane Society will be holding its 4th annual The Fast And The Furriest 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk at Coconut Point Mall in Estero on Saturday, March 29. Avid runners to leisure walkers alike are encouraged to compete in the 5K race or participate in the one-mile walk with their dogs. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. This is the final race of the Triple Crown, an event that spanned over a three-month period and included three 5K race/walk events benefiting local no-kill shelters. Participants in all three events will receive the Triple Crown Award at the end of the Fast And Furriest event on March 29, which includes a commemorative certificate and an array of gift certificates to local stores. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are now available and all proceeds benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. To register for the race, visit www. GulfCoastHumaneSociety.org. For more information or to become a sponsor, email Courtney@gulfcoasthumanesociety. org. Meet Lily, a 5-year-old, full bred, medium sized, soft coated Wheaton terrier looking for her forever home. She is perfectly healthy, sweet, playful and smart. Lily is somewhat of an alpha girl, so would do best as the only dog in the house. If you can adopt Lily, call PAWS volunteer Yolanda at 691-4488. PAWS Lily

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SUNDAY & MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23 & 24 1:30 P.M. DUSKSomerset at the Reef 3215 West Gulf Drive A301, SanibelCell 239-691-5024 Home 239-472-2287 Office 239-472-0176 Toll-Free 877-777-8105 email lindaeggie@aol.com www.jnarealestate.com OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSESpectacular gulf views from lanai and master bedroom in this updated gulf front luxury condo. Rare opportunity third floor gulf front in this beautifully maintained large property. Glass lanai providing additional living area to an already spacious a nd desirable floor plan. Large master suite with walk in closet. 2nd bath services the guest bedroom and den or 3rd bedroom. Maple wood floors throughout. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite and wood cabinets. Mirrored hallway entrance and crown molding in great room. Amenities include oversized swimming pool and tennis court. $1,899,000.Linda Naton, REALTOR 1149 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel 11B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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12B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Youngsters Take Part In Trike-A-ThonThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands hosted a Trike-A-Thon fundraiser for St. Judes Childrens Hospital. Throughout a week-long preparation, the students learned about bike safety such as wearing their helmets, riding on the bike path and being cautious when crossing a driveway, all important lessons on a bike-friendly island. They then rode their tricycles and bicycles around the figureeight bike path on the playground. The students, families and friends raised over $1,400 for St. Judes Hospital. The students remembered the most important lesson about bike safety: always wear your helmet, especially if they are really cool looking Maya Mossberg pedels her hardest for the children of St. Judes Hospital The pre-k class takes off for their laps supporting St. Judes Hospital Salli and Billy Kirkland with Ally Flynt Ally Flynt is given a helping hand by her mom, Vanessa Flynt, and her grampa, Billy Kirkland The Dunes Golf ClubSunday Mixed Golf ResultsThe results from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Clubs Sunday Mixed Golf event held on February 16. Next weeks format is a 4-Person Shamble (2 Net Better Balls of 4). 1st Gordon Rains 56.5 Mo Rains Doug Mallon Jeanne Mallon 2nd Bill Walsh 56.7 Terry Walsh Hank Humphrey Ann Humphrey 3rd Jerry Muench 57.4 June Muench John Hendricks Karen Hendricks 4th Dod Wainwright 60.4 Annie Wainwright Howard Dwyer Margaret Dwyer Closest To The Pin Terry Walsh #2 Jim Clapp #9 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: info@hmdlegal.com www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTA ATTORNEYS AT LAW

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239.472.3355949 Sand Castle Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957 Your Island. Your Club Come See Whats Happening at Your Club... JOIN NOW AND NEW MEMBERS SAVE UP TO $1000 For Reservations, call 239.472.3355 and visit www.dunesgolfsanibel.com for more information.THE DUNES 3.5 LADIES TENNIS TEAM swept all four matches against Team Lexington last Wednesday during a competitive and exciting match. A lot of practice with Dunes Pro Je Solomon and a little home court advantage led the ladies to a victorious afternoon. After the match, the ladies raised their winning glasses of champagne in the clubhouse for a well deserved victory toast! e Dunes has 6 Ladies Teams and 5 Mens Teams that play weekly in the Lee County Tennis League and the club also hosts weekly clinics and round robins for tennis players of all levels. COME OUT AND PLAY! Top Row, Left to Right, Dunes Pro Je Solomon, Sherri Hughes, Ann Wellauer, Susan Newton, Laura Beckenbaugh, Jonatha Castle. Bottom Row, Left to Right, Emma Brown, captain Debbie Staley, Sherry Scherer, Bonnee Strunc Al Marty, Pat Kurds, Jayne Lumley, Ann Kurn, Clarence Kurds, Comedian James Yon, Ron P ederand, Diane Cortese e Newest Dunes Members Whalens and Stiglers pose with Comedian James Yon e Dunes hosted its LIVE COMEDY SHOW last ursday, bringing Laugh-In Comedy Cafe to the island. Members and guests enjoyed an evening of dinner, drinks and lots of laughs with comedian James Yon. By the end of the night, even the audience went on stage for some island fun. Come join the Dunes every week for new and exciting event nights and save the date for the next Comedy Show, MARCH 6th, featuring G David Howard. PLAY 18 HOLES BEFORE 8:30AM FOR ONLY $99 Friday, 2/28TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT 6 pm Teams of 6-8 compete for Dunes Victory with Challenging questions and team wages. Sunday, 2/23THE DUNES SUNDAY MIXED GOLF 18 AND 9 HOLES 1pm & 4pm Dinner at 6pm Come out and play 18 or 9 holes of golf and nish with e Dunes fabulous backyard barbeque.**JUNIOR MEMBERS PLAY FREE EVERY WEEKEND** Tuesday, 2/25OPEN BRIDGE NIGHT 7 pm Connect with fellow bridge members in an evening over a fun and casual bridge night Friday, 2/21FAMILY FEUD HAPPY HOUR 6 pm Teams Of Four Compete For Happy Hour Fun And Victory Monday, 2/24DUNES MENS GOLF ASSOCIATIONCLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 13B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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14B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Twins Travel Director Moves Baseball Team 30,000 Miles A Seasonby Ed FrankHis formal title is director of team travel but in actuality he is Mike the Mover, with the awesome task of handling the transportation, housing and a myriad of other details for the Minnesota Twins during the long coast-to-coast 30,000-mile baseball season. The job requires endless planning, patience, rapid-fire decisions, a keen understanding of airline travel and a steady, cool personality. And this describes Mike Herman, the Twins director of team travel, one of 30 baseball executives charged with these responsibilities from season start to season finality. And the job, to a lesser degree, also includes spring training. Herman, 38, was thrust into this job in the middle of the 2012 season after beginning his career with the Twins 15 years ago as an intern and working his way up to director of baseball communications before this present complex assignment. I devote the off-season to mapping our schedules, negotiating rates, reserving at least 65 hotel rooms in every city we play, chartering buses for local transportation and equipment handling arrangements, Herman said. And thats just the beginning of this multi-million dollar program. Throughout the season, the Twins, like all teams, are constantly shuffling players from the Major League team to the minors and in reverse due to injuries, promotions and demotions. The call might go out to get a minor leaguer, for example, in Rochester, New York, to Oakland, California by the next day. Thats my job to get him on the first plane available, he said. And this occurs dozens and dozens of times throughout the season. Obviously, Herman must travel with the team. During our interview, his phone rang and two players flying from Venezuela to Atlanta had their flight canceled in Atlanta to Fort Myers due to an ice storm. Unruffled, he said he would figure something out to get them here for the start of Spring Training. Each Twins charter flight carries 50 to 55 persons including players, broadcasters, trainers, coaches and administrative personnel. Even the menu planning aboard flights is closely administered by the team trainer and the four lead Delta flight attendants. Flight manifests and hotel rooming lists must be filed prior to each trip. The Twins open the 2014 season March 31 in Chicago and these documents must be filed by March 15 a near impossibility since the Major League roster will not be finalized until the closing days of Spring Training. Ill do some guessing and changes, he said. The season is not without off-field incidents and unusual requests for Herman. Early one morning, his phone rang with an urgent message from a player to come down to his hotel room immediately. I honestly didnt know what to expect and all kinds of horrors ran through my mind, Herman said. The player had turned on the hot water in the shower to steam wrinkles from a shirt. Then he proceeded to fall asleep and the hot water and steam ran for 10 hours. When he awoke, the paint from the room had pealed from the walls, I guess I was relieved it wasnt worse, he laughed. But the player had to pay for the room to be repainted. Another urgency occurred last season when All-Star Joe Mauer was notified that his wife had gone into labor early prior to the birth of their twin girls. She was in Minneapolis and the team was in Anaheim, California. The call came in at 6 p.m. and Herman quickly arranged a charter flight for Mauer. He arrived at the hospital 25 minutes before delivery. As Spring Training opens this week, Herman is on hand with his phone on ready. Its another season of challenges, problems and long travel. But thats the job as director of team travel. Mike Herman The Dunes Golf ClubSweetheart Tournament WinnersWinners of The Dunes Womens Golf Associations annual Sweetheart Tournament were the foursome of Anne Frymoyer, Julie ONeill, Mo Raines and Hank Humphrey. Other event winners included: Longest Drive (Women) 10th hole, Karen Hendricks Longest Drive (Men) 10th hole, Gordon Rains Closest To The Pin (Women) 2nd hole, Carol Curcuru and 17th hole, Annie Wainwright Closest To The Pin (Men) 9th hole, Gordon Rains and 11th hole, Felix Curcuru Winners of The Dunes Womens annual Sweetheart Tournament are, from left, Anne Frymoyer, Julie ONeill, Mo Raines and Hank Humphrey ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716

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15B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Sanibel Island Golf ClubOne Best BallOn Saturday, February 15, the Mens League at Sanibel Island Golf Club played a one best ball net event with 80 percent handicap applied to each participant. The winners were the foursome of Tom Rathbone, Bill Sadd, Dave Bugby and Jack Tukey with a final score of 52. Captain of the team, Rathbone scored a double eagle on the par 4 sixth hole, which offset a net par on one hole. The team averaged a net birdie on every hole and finished 18 under par for the event. In second place was the team of Rich Rompala, Jim Purviance, Rene Lohser and Dick Arnould with a score of 54. They had several net birdies and Lohser had a double eagle on the third par three hole. There was a tie for third place at 56, between the foursome of Skipp Tutor, Buddy Long, Dick Chocol and John Kilkenny, and the threesome of David Graham, Guy Tober, Tom Ware and a blind draw. Tutors team was awarded third in a scorecard playoff. Tom Rathbone, Bill Sadd, Dave Bugby and Jack Tukey SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first major-leaguer to have 40 or more steals and 30 or more home runs in his rookie season? 2. How many times did Rickey Henderson steal four or more bases in a game during his 25-year major-league career? 3. Which college football team has played in the most Orange Bowl games? 4. In 2013, Portlands Damian Lillard became only the fourth unanimous selection as NBA Rookie of the Year. Name two of the first three to do it. 5. How many NHL players have tallied at least 155 points in a season? 6. In 2013, Chris Horner became the oldest cyclist (41) to win a Grand Tour event. Who had been the oldest? 7. Who is the only male golfer to win all three Australian majors in the same year? ANSWERS 1. The Angels Mike Trout, in 2012. 2. Nineteen times. 3. Oklahoma, with 18 appearances. 4. Ralph Sampson (1984), David Robinson (1990) and Blake Grif n (2011). 5. Three -Wayne Gretzky (nine times), Mario Lemieux (four) and Steve Yzerman (once). 6. Firmin Lambot was 36 when he won in 1922. 7. Robert Allenby, in 2005. Adult Co-Ed Softball LeagueThe Spring 2014 Sanibel Adult Co-ed Softball League will start on February 26. Teams need to be registered no later than Friday, February 21. Games will be played at the Sanibel Ball Fields on Wednesday nights. League T-shirts and team trophies will be awarded to top teams. The fee is $495 per team. An informational meeting was slated for February 19 at 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. For more information, or for those looking for a team, contact Kayla Schuneman at the recreation center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com viprealty.comScan this QR code with your Smart Phone to search all properties available for sale!1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel (239) 472-5187 (800) 553-7338 Toll free 2000 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 395-0607 14970 Captiva Drive, Captiva (239) 472-7800 (866) 472-7800 Toll free SHANE SPRING DAVID SCHULDENFREI JANIE HOWLAND DIANE BARR VIP Realty agents were recently honored at the Sanibel Captiva Association of Realtors Awards and Installation Banquet held at e Sundial Resort. Shane Spring was honored with the prestigious Realtor of the Year Award. David Schuldenfrei and Shane Spring were honored with e Presidents Award for their hard work in ghting SWFL water quality issues and changes to oor insurance guidelines. David Schuldenfrei was also inducted as the 2014 Sanibel Captiva Association of Realtors Board President Janie Howland was presented with the Community Service Award for her many years of involvement with local charities and organizations. Diane Barr, VIP Realtys O ce Manager, was honored as the Support Person of the Year. Joel Goodman and Martha Smith were sworn in as new Board Members for the Realtor Board. I am very proud of all of these hardworking VIP Agents commented Jim Hall, Managing Partner of VIP Realty, VIP is consistently a strong supporter of our Real Estate Board and local community. VIP Realty Group is the oldest and most successful Real Estate Company and was founded on Sanibel in 1975 with eight o ces throughout Lee and Collier Counties. VIP o ers Real Estate sales, rentals, title and mortgage services. JOEL GOODMAN MARTHA SMITHVIP REALTY GROUP ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS!

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The variety of dining options on Sanibel and Captiva just keeps getting better. For their size, the islands offer an extensive culinary array all making the most of the areas fresh and abundant seafood and local produce. Youll find everything from burgers to barbecue, bistro style, Italian, Mexican, American, classic deli fare, organic, vegan, gluten-free, caf food and Caribbean. In this column, each week you will be able to stay updated on our local dining establishments and what theyre offering and get the scoop on the island dining scene, whether its fine or casual, take-out or frozen desserts.w Veronica Rabanal, server at Bennett's Fresh Roast RESTAURANTS CIPS PLACE Cips Place is named for the late Jimmy Cipriani, a longtime islander and owner of the property on which the restaurant sits. Jimmy always made time for a good conversation, good company and great food. In Jimmys memory, Cips styles itself as a local watering hole. A mural that takes up an entire wall shows lots of islanders through the ages including Cip and if you dont recognize them all, ask to see the key. Food choices range from comfort to culinary with some Caribbean and island favorites as well. And do try the home-made potato chips, the fried buttermilk chicken with sage gravy and the snapper tacos. Choose between the outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse has many great options for locals and tourists alike. It is open seven nights a week with daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring two-for-one drinks and $4.95 appetizers. For early diners, theres a three-course prix fixe menu for $35 including a cocktail. In addition to an updated wine list, seasonal house-infused liquors such as strawberry-jalapeo tequila, blood orange vodka and cucumber gin are available. The menu features steaks and seafood, including a six-ounce filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat finished with Hollandaise and served with of asparagus and choice of potato; Parmesan-crusted seabass served with mushroom risotto and finished with a creamy dill sauce. Save room for dessert though, because whether you are a chocolate lover or Key lime pie fan, Chips has something for every sweet tooth. CHIPS SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE BAILEYS GENERAL STOREBaileys General Store has a full deli, bakery, daily lunch specials, take out and catering for cook-outs, picnics and parties. This is the oldest supermarket on the islands, established long before a causeway linked Sanibel to the mainland. The bakery has freshly made donuts, scones and breads. The deli offers a variety of hot foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering services for special events. Services include shopping for your groceries and delivering them to your home or vacation destination. If you are on a gluten-free diet, pick up the extensive list of gluten-free products near the entrance to the supermarket. The Coffee Bar at Baileys serves espresso based drinks, hot chocolate, smoothies and specialty coffees. BLUE GIRAFFEBlue Giraffe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This restaurant offers casual island dining seven days a week from a menu featuring fresh local seafood, chowders, salads and steaks. Besides dessert choices, you can get hand-dipped Edys Grand Ice Cream. Dine outside on the boardwalk or inside at handpainted tables decorated by a local artist, or sit at the full liquor bar for a mixed drink, glass of wine or cold beer. ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun THE DUNES RESTAURANT You may not be aware that the restaurant at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel is open to the public for lunch and dinner. The clubhouse offers great views of the lush greens and fairways and the sunsets are spectacular. Theres a new gourmet chef on board, a brand new lunch menu and sunset dinner specials every night. In addition, there are comedy nights, wine dinners, trivia nights, murder mysyteries and Name that Tune. CROW'S NEST AT TWEEN WATERS INNThe Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn is a more casual place than its sister the Old Captiva House. Its home to the famed Captiva Crab Races on Mondays and Thursdays and is a popular venue for live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a nightly happy hour. DOC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLEDoc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites best-selling mystery novels. This summer, in addition to its Sanibel restaurant, Doc Fords added a Captiva location, in Chadwicks Square. GRAMMA DOTSGramma Dots, the only dockside dining on Sanibel, offers a lunch and dinner menu seven days a week from Sanibels only Seaside Saloon where you can leisurely dine at the Sanibel Marina in view of luxury yachts and modest fishing boats and watch the comings and goings of seagoing folk and fishermen. The menu features a full line of only fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more. Appropriate dress is required. If youre arriving by boat, check in with dockmaster for a lunch slip, monitor VHF 16. You can tie up for a night or two at the available dockage if you wish. Gramma Dots is open daily at 11:30 a.m. For dinner, arrive before 8 p.m. IL CIELOChef Neil Griffin and his team are reinventing Il Cielo to bring diners creative American cuisine and internationally inspired specials in an upscale casual atmosphere. From locally caught fish, American lamb and grass-finished beef to farm fresh organic produce, there is a thoughtfully-prepared dish on the menu for everyone. Visit us to see whats new at Il Cielo.. GREEN FLASHThe Green Flash has marvelous waterfront views of Captivas bayside and Pine Island Sound. The Green Flash was built on the site of the historic Timmys Nook, opened in 1950. Fittingly, seafood dominates the menu, although other options are offered as well. The Green Flash is easily navigable by boat and is located southwest of Marker 38 on the Intracoastal Waterway. Hours are daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for dinner. GREAT WHITE GRILLThe Great White Grill is a sports bar featuring 29 beers on tap and a good wine list. Its home of The Steel Curtain Pizza. Theres free pizza delivery too. The Great White carries the TV Baseball package and the NFL package for sports enthusiasts and has arcade games for kids of all ages. The regular menu includes hand-cast fresh dough pizza, wings, fries, chicken fingers, salads, gyros, sandwiches and burgers. Check out the Pittsburgh Salad, which consists of grilled chicken, French fries, cheddar cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions on a bed of lettuce. GREENHOUSE GRILLThe Greenhouse Grill offers happy hour pricing on a special appetizer of the day as well as beer and wine by the glass from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. The menu stretches from fresh salads, homemade soups and grilled black Angus burgers to pasta, steaks and fresh seafood. A must-have is the signature dish of the house, bouillabaisse, a medley of six seafoods prepared in a light broth of fresh aromatic herbs. All meals focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. You can sit under the market umbrellas on the pet-friendly patio or inside the quaint and casual dining room. The grill is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations appreciated and carry out orders are welcome. GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLEGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and Saturdays and Karaoke on Thursdays. Specials include prime rib on Tuesdays for $18, snow crab legs on Wednesdays for $18, and Friday night fish fry, $15. Happy hour is celebrated from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The full bar has an extensive wine list, 20 beers on tap, local, domestic and craft beer, mojitos, martinis and tropical favorites. Football specials are served in the bar area during NFL games and Saturday college games. Food specials include 50-cent wings, $1.50 sliders and $2 16B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 chili cheese jumbo hot dog. For $5, choose from pretzels with beer cheese, chicken quesadilla, jalapeno poppers, loaded cheese fries or bratwurst. Cheese flatbread is $6. Drink specials include $1 Jello shots, $2 drafts of Bud Light and Yuengling, $2 bottles of Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, Millter Lite and Rolling Rock, and $2 off all wines by the glass. Bloody Marys are $3. There are free Jello shots with each Chicago or Buffalo touchdown. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are an island favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. BENNETTS FRESH ROAST Bennetts Fresh Roast has prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch doughnuts made daily and serving fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans resulting in the most flavorful and freshest cup of coffee around. Bennetts also offers fresh desserts including praline bread pudding, lemon bars and pies and packaged whole bean or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. On the weekends, Bennetts Strata, a layered baked breakfast dish, is a regular sellout. Tea lovers can choose from a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Lunch offerings including paninis, soups, sandwiches, three signature salads and Bennetts Chicken & Donut and Donut Dog.

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To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 continued on page 18B17B ISLAND SUN FEBRUAR 21, 2014 MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHENIn the mood for pizza? Matzaluna Italian Kitchen has a wood-fired oven to bake authentic pizzas, including gluten-free ones. Thats in addition to a big selection including over 20 combinations of pasta dinners from $11.95 (including soup or salad and fresh baked bread), affordable veal, tender chicken, choice steaks and seafood (Italian style) in a casual marketlike setting. Gluten-free pizza is also available. Matzaluna recently added craft beers on tap. On Wine Wednesdays, every bottle priced $25 and over will be discounted by $8 all evening. Hours are 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily and happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. LAZY FLAMINGOThe Lazy Flamingo is a famed island hang-out with two Sanibel locations: one at 1036 Periwinkle Way, the other the original at 6520 Pine Avenue, near Blind Pass. If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water! is the Flamingos motto. And that includes, shrimp, grouper, oysters, conch fritters and chowder as well as chicken. The Flamingo Bread and the Caesar Salad are signature items. Pull up a stool to the rustic bar or take a high or low table. The interior feels like the inside of an old pirate ship with its portholes and hewn wood surfaces. The atmosphere is definitely casual and beer is available by the bottle, on draft or by the pitcher. Jerrys Restaurant and Deli in Jerrys Market is the next best thing to dining in a tropical garden. This family-style restaurant has large windows to view the lush garden with caged tropical birds that are favorites with visitors and residents. Daily specials are offered in the spacious restaurant and you can order a sandwich or hot food from the deli or help yourself at the wellstocked salad bar to take out. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. JERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELI MUCKY DUCK The Mucky Duck may well be the most famous restaurant on the islands due to its longevity and quirky name. Then theres the fabulous sunsets. Patrons gladly wait on the beach for tables this place draws crowds sipping cocktails and beverages until they can take their seats. Reservations are not accepted. The Duck is open for lunch and dinner, serving fresh seafood, pub-style food, sandwiches, steaks and other items. Old Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, offers romantic sunset dining in an historic setting with live piano music. Executive Chef Jason Miller prepares New Florida island favorites, tropical seafoods, classic meats and daily fresh-baked breads and pastries, served with an extensive selection of wines, liquors and coffees. First built as a one-room school for children of Captivas pioneer settlers, the Old Captiva House still reflects much of its original charm from white French doors to hardwood floors to the Gulf of Mexico sunset that streams through the western windows. Its collection of famed cartoonist JN Ding Darlings 1930s whimsical vacation illustrations has led to its designation as a landmark in Southwest Florida. OLD CAPTIVA HOUSE AT TWEEN WATERS INNOver Easy Caf is a pet-friendly place with indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch. The covered patio is a popular spot. Choose from 22 different Eggs Benedict, scramblers and omelettes, 11 pancakes and French toast choices, 15 egg specialties and wraps, eight salads and 26 sandwiches and burgers, plus baked goods. Beer and wine is available. Breakfast is served all day. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. OVER EASY CAF SANIBEL BEANThe Sanibel Bean coffee shop is java central on Sanibel Island. With its indoor and outdoor seating and free wi-fi, its a popular venue for laptop-toting coffee lovers to relax and check their inboxes, have breakfast or lunch or recharge the batteries in the afternoon. Besides a big selection of coffee from around the globe and a variety of coffee drinks, The Bean has tea and other beverages and a variety of hearty sandwiches, pastries and muffins, plus other light fare. ROSIES CAF & GRILLRosie's repertoire includes crab cakes, grouper and shrimp entrees and steaks with all the trimmings, Southwestern dishes such as burritos and fajitas, soup and sandwich combos, and salads. Among the most popular items is Rosies Famous Cheese Steak made from shaved rib eye, grilled mushrooms, onions and green peppers, Ultimate Cuban and Classic Reuben, home-made muffins and cinnamon rolls and Key lime pie, root beer floats and banana splits. A childrens menu and carry-out are also available and outdoor seating is available. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week with two-for-one draft beer and wine and a menu that starts at $4.50 for items such as nachos with cheese and salsa and $5.50 wings and chicken tenders. The ice cream bar has 20+ flavors of locally made Royal Scoop ice cream. POCOLOCO Need a pick-me-up? Looking for some downtime? Either way, your best bet is PocoLoco on the tropical courtyard at Jerry's Center. Indoors or out you will savor gourmet coffee, tea, signature sandwiches, pastries, or a cone of the region's most popular ice cream, Love Boat. PocoLoco is the Sanibel source for this ice cream and always features a couple dozen delicious favors. Stop by, sit in the sunshine and chatter with six cheerful parrots for a unique and memorable experience. IL TESOROIl Tesoro serves authentic Italian food with the taste and feel of a Tuscan holiday, according to owner Chef AJ Black. He infuses flavors from the old world to the new world of cooking using only fresh seasonal ingredients to bring his dishes to life. Daily specials focus on pairing authentic meals with a bold array of fine Italian wines. Il Tesoro (The Treasure) serves dinner seven nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. ISLAND COWThe Island Cow is a family favorite with its colorful indoor and outdoor seating and live entertainment. Come as our guests leave as our friends! is the motto. The Cow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood and meats and has an extensive childrens menu. Starbucks coffee is also on the menu. Breakfast is served between 7 and 11 a.m. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JACARANDAThe Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge is a Sanibel mainstay. with a reputation for fine seafood and steaks. Dinner is served year round and starting Tuesday, November 12, the Jacaranda will be serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can eat inside or outside on the pretty patio with its fairy lights and tropical vegetation. The Jac Bar with its live music nightly is the unofficial HQ for Sanibels social scene. The patio lounge menu includes a selection of happy apps for $5.95 and half price drinks during happy hour, 5 to 7 p.m. There is also a raw bar. Distinctl norris.com O LYMPIC-SIZE EVENTSTOREWIDESAVINGS Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5Evenings & Sundays by appointment 579.0412 Naples & Fort MyeLIMITED TIME SAVINGS ON SELECT ITEMS!

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From page 17BRestaurants18B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured starting at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 7 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, David Christian, funk, pop and top s; Wednesday, Trevor, with contemporary top s and reggae; Thursday, Malibu Duo, contemporary, reggae and dance; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has rock music tonight, Friday, by Busted Stuff; Saturday, its Robbie Hutto, guitar and vocals. Sunday Jazz Brunch The Danny Morgan Band plays for Margarita Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., a new feature being launched at Sundial Resort LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free menu in addition to regular choices, along with pizza and wings, Boars Head meats, frozen yogurt and ice cream. There is indoor seating as well as outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas, and free wi-fi. SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY SANIBEL GRILLThe Sanibel Grill has 19 big screen TVs with satellite TV tuned to every televised sporting event. The Grill shares a kitchen with The Timbers, serving the same fresh seafood, along with burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Crunchy Grouper and Crunchy Shrimp are signature dishes. SANIBEL SPROUTThe Sanibel Sprout is the place to go for organic, vegetarian, gluten-free take-out. All food is prepared by The Sprouts own vegan gourmet chef Nikki. To complement the food, The Sprout features an organic, sugar-free and dairy-free juice and smoothie bar. Favorite dishes include Vegan Lasagna, Mexican Salad, Zucchini Pesto Pasta, Indian Curry, Quinoa Salad and Untuna Sanwiches. Desserts include Lemonylicious Tart, Fresh Berries with Cashew SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPASundial Beach Resort has undergone a $5 million renovation and is celebrating its first winter season open to the public in five years with three new restaurants and a new chef specializing in fresh gulf seafood and other culinary creations. Diners may choose from Waterview for an elegant dinner or the more casual Sea Breeze Caf. Both have panoramic beach and gulf views. A specialty is the Clay Pot Baked Mediterranean Gulf Grouper. Sea Breeze Caf features al fresco dining with an all-day menu served from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. or theres a gulf view dining experience in Waterview from 5 to 10 p.m. At Turtles Beach & Pool Bar, diners can choose from menu selections from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. An all-you-can-eat poolside barbecue buffet is available every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. There is entertainment in Sea Breeze Caf from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for Margarita Monday and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. and at Turtles Beach & Pool Bar every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. There are two happy hours daily: Turtles from 3 to 5 p.m. and Sea Breeze Caf from 5 to 7 p.m. with appetizers from $3 to $8 and beverages from $3 to $5. TRADITIONS ON THE BEACHTraditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel restaurants with beachfront dining. The menu features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh local seafood, meats and produce. Dining is from 5 p.m. until late and there is live entertainment most nights for listening and dancing. Besides fish and steaks, youll find Moroccan Lamb, roast duck, Texas Wild Boar Saddle and veal. Pasta, grilled items and a raw bar round out the menu. Theres an attractive bar area also serving food and an extensive wine and cocktail list. TRADERS STORE & CAFETraders is unique in that is combines a bustling restaurant with a large shopping emporium selling casual clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decorating and gift items, books and lamps. The restaurant serves bistro style food with an island flair with offerings such as black beans and rice, blackened fish and fresh salads from an open kitchen. Theres no fryer in this place! The tables are freshly wrapped in white paper for each party and theres a pot of colored crayons for doodling, whether youre an adult or a child. Traders has been around long enough to have become a favored local hang-out. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Theres live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Danny Morgan and Wednesdays with Chris Workman. ZEBRA FROZEN YOGURTThis bold and bright cafe/store offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors try the caramel sea salt pretzel with more than 50 toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, chopped candy and sprinkles. Other offerings include milk shakes, smoothies and frappes. Zebra has indoor and outdoor seating. The store recently added frozen yogurt to go, by the pint and quart. SANIBEL CAFEThis longtime Sanibel restaurant specializes in island-style cooking in its open air kitchen. Patrons love the unique tables, which are fashioned from fossil seashells displayed in beautiful patterns in handmade shadow boxes. Home-made jams are popular. The caf is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. In the winter season, dinner is served Monday through Saturday, 4:30 to 8 p.m. TIMBERS RESTAURANT & FISH MARKETThe Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and the adjoining Sanibel Grill are mainstays of the island dining scene, boasting 35 years of fresh fish on Sanibel Island. The restaurant offers 13 dinners for $15 daily before 5:30 p.m. plus a large selection of local seafood such as grilled shrimp, fried grouper, oysters, clams and crab cakes. Besides specializing in fresh local seafood, the restaurant has a seafood market that opens at 11 a.m. (except Sunday, when its 2 p.m.) Creme, Raspberry Cacao Truffles, gluten-free brownies and The Sprouts popular Sproutaccino Smoothie. Last but not least, theres always good coffee and a pot of tasty soup. Healthy Happy Hour is Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m., when juices and smoothies are half price. Talk to Chef Nikki about her 30-Day Vegan Challenge, for weight loss, optimal health or just a month of no cooking. 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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19B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. Tuesday is Open Mic Night from 8 to 11 p.m. with guitar and vocal performances by various local artists. Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield will be entertaining Wednesday. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. 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. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday, Mike Arnone and singer Barbara Smith, with music for dancing; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Woody Brubaker and Marvilla Marzan with the sounds of Broadway, Latin hits and all styles of popular dance music; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar & vocals; Monday, Mike Arnone, The Jersey Kid,, piano and vocals; Tuesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals accompanied by Barbara Smith; Wednesday, vocalist Paul Ventura, joined by Father Al & the Jazz Congregation; and Thursday, Pianoman Joe McCormick for popular favorites and smooth vocal styling. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Scott McDonald plays piano every Friday and Saturday at Il Cielos Cloud 9 Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. McDonald, a Sanibel resident, has had a long music career including being pianist for singer Andy Williams. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature Taylor Stokes Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Chicago Mob is playing Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. for families and 9 p.m. for adults. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Bu ckeye K en, Fridays. Sea Breeze Cafe at Sundial Beach Resort features the Danny Morgan Band Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. and on Margarita Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is also live entertainment on Saturdaysfrom 7 to 10 p.m. Turtles Beach & Pool Bar at Sundial Beach Resort features live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. with Danny Morgan performing on Fridays. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Bu ckeye Ken. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to press@islandsunnews.com or 395-2299. Stilwells Eighth Restaurant Is Moving AlongA new nautical-theme restaurant and fish market near the Sanibel toll plaza is taking shape after a sixweek setback. Restaurateur and owner Sandra Stilwell said things are now moving along with her latest venture, SS Hookers. Im very pleased that the Lee County building inspector discovered the problem and we were able to redesign and correct the problem before much further construction went on, she said. We lost approximately six weeks of season and that is very painful. However, Im glad to put that behind us and move toward the goal. Far worse had it been discovered later and we wouldnt have met the elevation guidelines. The restaurant will offer a lofty view of San Carlos Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and the Sanibel Lighthouse. Stilwell didnt give a completion date but said, The container of yacht furniture will arrive in a few weeks and we are moving along. Nora Price is my interior designer. We have worked on several projects in the past and she has caught my vision for what I want to create. Stilwells goal is to add a warm and inviting restaurant with a rather yacht club kind of feel to her seven other restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva and in Fort Myers. The SS Hookers staff will be dressed in fishing-style apparel. The other restaurants in the Stilwell Enterprises and Restaurant Group chain are Keylime Bistro, RC Otters, Cantina Captiva, Captiva Pizza, Sunshine Seafood Caf and Wine Bar and Latte Da Coffee & Ice Cream Shop on Captiva and Sunshine Grille in Fort Myers. A crane lifts some of the components of the new restaurant View of the construction from the area approaching the Sanibel toll plaza This magni cent bay-front home completed in 2008 offers: a state of the art cooks island kitchen with custom cabinetry, TurboChef dual ovens, U-Line refrigerators, Dacor six burner gas stove, pot ller, KitchenAid washers, Bosh built in coffee maker, Sharp microwave, custom marble sinks, cork ooring, carefully selected granite tops, four seat bar, walk in pantry; domed foyer with imported inlaid decorative oor medallion, laundry room with Bosch washer & dryer; four bedrooms en-suite; two half-baths; an of ce with custom cabinetry; theatre with 100 inch screen & motorized curtain, nine recliners, each with a subwoofer in stadium arrangement, wet bar, RF controlled theatre system with theatre opening to upper lanai and bay views; outdoor kitchen and living area with marble gas replace and Dacor grill; ten car garage with rear door to access 125 beach and a huge storage area on the ground level; automated switch-over back-up generator, elevator, heated pool with spillover spa and waterfall; separate H2X swim spa with LED lighting, audio component and resistance swim feature; whole house audio, intercom and IT networking; security system with cameras; dumb waiter; European styled faade wall; shutters for all glass openings; and enclosed lanais that offer a cool mist system & fans. This great home with breath-taking views of the bay, designed and constructed with meticulous attention to detail, is one of the nest homes on Sanibel.$5,990,000 www.viprealty.com/2131310A Very Special Home...For You 1077 Bird Lane Glen Simmons, J.D.VIP Realty Sanibel, Fl 33957 239-634-7623 email: GlenRaySimmons@gmail.com

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premiersothebysrealty.com 14,337 associates. 680 oces. 53 countries worldwide. 20 locations along the Gulf Coast.Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. 01/29/14 16682 Captiva Drive J ane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p remiersir.com/id/213505218 $11,900,000 CAPTIVA 3411 West Gulf Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 premiersir.com/id/213506506 $3,740,000 SANIBEL 11340 Longwater Chase Court Augustina Holtz 914.648.8888 premiersir.com/id/212038400 $2,997,000 FORT MYERS 2984 Wulfert Road Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 premiersir.com/id/213509754 $2,450,000 SANIBEL 428 Bella Vista Way East Augustina Holtz 914.648.8888 premiersir.com/id/213502087 $1,986,000 SANIBEL 2514 Blind Pass Court J ane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p remiersir.com/id/213508079 $1,398,500 SANIBEL 2543 Tropical Way Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 premiersir.com/id/213504844 $1,100,000 SANIBEL 11851 Cypress Links Drive Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 premiersir.com/id/214003640 $899,000 GATEWAY 2449 Harbour Lane Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 premiersir.com/id/213504906 $878,000 SANIBEL 1 Island Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 premiersir.com/id/213022093 $749,000 FORT MYERS 101 Fairview Avenue Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 p remiersir.com/id/214001080 $749,000 FORT MYERS Shores at Gulf Harbour III #417 Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 premiersir.com/id/214000574 $475,000 FORT MYERS Island Reef Club #103 Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 premiersir.com/id/213021805 $380,000 FORT MYERS BEACH 11359 Pond Cypress Street Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 premiersir.com/id/214002711 $270,000 FORT MYERS Jonathans Bay #501 Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 premiersir.com/id/214009309 $188,900 FORT MYERS BROAD AVENUE .. 390 Broad Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 FIFTH AVENUE ..bbt 776 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 505 Naples, FL 34102 MARCO ISLAND .n. 760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 Marco Island, FL 34145 THE VILLAGE .n.nn 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 Naples, FL 34103 THE GALLERY .nf.tt 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 Naples, FL 34103 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS SALES CENTER .n. 1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 34105 THE PROMENADE ..ttt 26811 South Bay Drive, Suite 130 Bonita Springs, FL 34134 SANIBEL .b.bf 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 1 Sanibel, FL 33957 BONITA BAY SALES CENTER .f.tf 26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 34134 RENTALS .n. 1395 Panther Lane, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34109 VANDERBILT .f. 325 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34108 MERCATO SALES CENTER .f.tt 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 34108 VENICE .. 400 Barcelona Avenue Venice, FL 34285 THE PLAZA AT FIVE POINTS .n.ttt 50 Central Avenue, Suite 110 Sarasota, FL 34236 CAPTIVA .f.fb 11508 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 LONGBOAT KEY ..ftt 546 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 ST. PETERSBURG bb.ff.ntt 102 2nd Avenue NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701 LAKEWOOD RANCH .tb.f 8141 Lakewood Main Street, Suite 101 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 No other Florida brokerage even comes close. We are in the business of exceeding your expectations and we are certainly here to stay. With $2.3 billion in total closed sales volume in 2012, we rank 37th in the list of the 500 largest U.S. real estate brokerages as shown in the prestigious Real Trends 500 report.are Premier Sothebys International Realty CLEARWATER bb.ff.ntt 321 Indian Rocks Road North Belleair Blus, FL 33770 SOUTH TAMPA .b.f 202 South Moody Avenue Tampa, FL 33609 20B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201421B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Jerrys FoodsRestaurant & DeliDaily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch DinnerOpen Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m. The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. Filet MignonsDining Awards: 6 years running 472-8138 FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 BOARS HEAD MEAT! BOARS HEAD MEAT! 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. Seasonal FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEwww.iltesoro.netOpen 7 days a week 751 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.4022 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 201422B My Stars FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 24, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Try to say as little as possible about the work youre doing through the end of the month. Then you can make your announcement and accept your well-deserved plaudits. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You face a more difficult challenge than you expected. But with that strong Taurean determination, you should be able to deal with it successfully by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Before you act on your feelings about that upcoming decision, it might be wise to do a little fact-checking first. You could be very much surprised by what you dont find. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A recent workplace success can open some doors that were previously closed to you. On a personal level, expect to receive some important news from a longtime friend and colleague. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Put your wounded pride aside and do what you must to heal that misunderstanding before it takes a potentially irreversible turn and leaves you regretting the loss of a good friend. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) One way to kick a less-than-active social life into high gear or rebuild an outdated Rolodex file is to throw one of your well-organized gettogethers for friends and associates. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Getting out of an obligation you didnt really want to take on can be tricky. An honest explanation of the circumstances can help. Next time, pay more attention to your usually keen instincts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Use your Scorpion logic to push for a nononsense approach to a perplexing situation. This could help keep present and potential problems from creating more confusion. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A friends problem might take more time than you want to give. But staying with it once again proves the depth of your Sagittarian friendship and loyalty. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The Sea Goat can benefit from an extra dose of self-confidence to unsettle your detractors, giving you the advantage of putting on a strong presentation of your position. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might want to ask a friend or relative for advice on an ongoing personal matter. But be careful not to give away information you might later wish you had kept secret. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Use the weekend for a creativity break to help restore your spiritual energy. Once thats done, youll be back and more than ready to tackle whatever challenge you need to face. BORN THIS WEEK: You get great joy out of creating beautiful things and sharing them with others who appreciate them. On Feb. 26, 1564, poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe is baptized in Canterbury, England, two months before the birth of his fellow playwright William Shakespeare. Historians believe Marlowe served as a spy for Queen Elizabeth while at Cambridge. On Feb. 25, 1862, the U.S. Congress passes the Legal Tender Act, authorizing the use of paper notes to pay the governments bills. This ended the long-standing policy of using only gold or silver in transactions, and it allowed the government to finance the enormously costly Civil War. On Feb. 27, 1915, The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle is published. Sherlock Holmes had been a popular character since he first appeared in the story A Study in Scarlet in 1887. The detective was modeled partly on Dr. Joseph Bell, a medical-school teacher at the University of Edinburgh. On March 2, 1944, a train stops in a tunnel near Salerno, Italy, and more than 500 people on board suffocate and die. The trains locomotives were burning low-grade coal substitutes that produced an excess of odorless and toxic carbon monoxide. Approximately 520 passengers were asphyxiated. On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps as a new agency within the Department of State, which would send trained American men and women to foreign nations to assist in development efforts. On Feb. 24, 1981, socialite Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Dr. Herman Tarnower, the author of the bestselling The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet. Harris claimed that she had been trying to kill herself but that Tarnower was shot when he tried to wrestle the gun away from her. He was shot four times. On Feb. 28, 1993, at Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) launch a raid against the Branch Davidian compound as part of an investigation into illegal possession of firearms and explosives by the Christian cult. During an extended gun battle, multiple agents and Branch Davidians were killed or wounded. It was novelist, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein who made the following sage observation: Everybody knows if you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something. Some people enjoy novelty when dining out, but restaurateurs take a big risk when adding new items to a menu; it seems that less than a third of diners will actually try a new menu item. Two-thirds of all Tony award-winning composers and lyricists have been Jewish. Everyone knows you should not drive while under the influence of alcohol, but riding a bike? A stationary bike? It seems that in Tennessee in 2007, a woman was arrested at her gym while riding an exercise bicycle while drunk. BUI, or simply disorderly conduct? The record isnt clear. If insects give you the creepy-crawlies, you might not want to read the following tidbit: Researchers have discovered a kind of caterpillar that emits a sound eerily like a human scream. This particular species is often a victim of predatory wasps. When the wasps approach, the caterpillar rubs two special organs together to produce the sound. The scream calls a troop of ants that protect the caterpillar, and in return the caterpillar secretes an amino acid that the ants need. The name of the state of Vermont comes from the French mont vert, which means green mountain. (If the explorers who named the state saw green mountains, they obviously were not there in the winter.) I dont trust a man who uses the word evil 18 times in 10 minutes. If youre half evil, nothing soothes you more than to think the person you are opposed to is totally evil. -Norman Mailer THIS WEEK IN HISTORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE

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Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! An Island Resident Specializing in Island Properties!Direct: (239) 209-6500 O ce: (239) 472-2311 Toll Free: (800) 388-2311 Email: Chuck@ChuckBergstrom.comWWW.SANIBELCAPTIVAREALESTATEGUIDE.COM WWW.BUYSELLCHATSANIBEL.COM 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL Sanibel, FL 529 Lighthouse Way 529 Lighthouse Way Newly Updated 3 BR/3 BA Canal Newly Updated 3 BR/3 BA Canal Home. Multiple Sliders Access Caged Home. Multiple Sliders Access Caged Pool. All New... Granite, Stainless Pool. All New... Granite, Stainless Appliances, Shutters, Floors, A/C... Appliances, Shutters, Floors, A/C... 33 Dock with Direct Gulf Access. 33 Dock with Direct Gulf Access. $985,000 $985,000 Gulfside Place #307 Gulfside Place #307 Wonderful Gulf View from this Top Wonderful Gulf View from this Top Floor 2 BR/2 BA Updated Unit. Floor 2 BR/2 BA Updated Unit. Beautifully Furnished and Decorated. Beautifully Furnished and Decorated. Under Bldg. Parking/Storage. Enjoy Under Bldg. Parking/Storage. Enjoy Amenities...Steps to the Beach! Amenities...Steps to the Beach! $1,225,000 $1,225,000 Pine Cove 1A Pine Cove 1A New Kitchen, Master Bath, Newly New Kitchen, Master Bath, Newly Furnished... this 2 BR, 2 BA Gulf Front Furnished... this 2 BR, 2 BA Gulf Front Corner Unit has Amazing Ocean Views! Corner Unit has Amazing Ocean Views! Large Screened Lanai. Under Building Large Screened Lanai. Under Building Parking/Storage. Great WEEKLY RENTALS! Parking/Storage. Great WEEKLY RENTALS! $779,000 $779,000 4203 Dingman Drive 4203 Dingman Drive Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA Pool Home on Approximately 1 Acre Pool Home on Approximately 1 Acre on West Gulf Dr. Across from the on West Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach! Gourmet Kitchen, Birchwood Beach! Gourmet Kitchen, Birchwood Floors, Elevator, Quartz/Granite... 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24B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA properties.com properties.com Tracy Walters Tracy Walters REALTOR REALTOR 239.994.7975 239.994.7975 Connie Walters Connie Walters REALTOR REALTOR 239.841.4540 239.841.4540 John Naumann & Associates1149 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Let us help you become part of them too We are part of the Islands 1500 Angel Drive, Sanibel 3 bedrooms, 2 baths Outstanding views of San Carlos Bay Eat In Kitchen Dock and LiftO ered at $1,249,000 490 Elizabeth Drive, Sanibel 2 bedroom, 2 bath Private Screened Pool Cottage style home Private settingO ered at $419,500 Gulf Front Living 3 bedroom, 2 bath Gorgeous Gulf Front Views West End of Sanibel Open SundeckO ered at $1,595,000 Loggerhead Cay Unit E583 2 bedroom, 2 bath Newly refurbished Great Rental Revenue Gulf Front CommunityO ered at $595,000 1272 Isabel Drive, Sanibel Over 10,000 square feet 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths Private Master Suite Private Pool & ElevatorO ered at $3,750,000Your Private Showing can be scheduled by calling 239.994.7975 FEATURED PROPERTIES LUXURY BAYFR ONT LIVING Seahorse Sculpture Now On DisplayThe seahorse sculpture, sponsored by Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank, is complete and on display in the lobby of the banks Sanibel office. A Seahorse Dream, a not-for-profit fundraising public art project created to help raise funds for construction of the New Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, presented five-foot tall blank canvas seahorse sculptures to their donors in early Fall 2013. Bank of the Islands could think of no better partner in the project than the principal, art teachers and students at The Sanibel School. The moment we were approached, I knew the school had to be our partner in this project, said Bank of the Islands/ Edison National Bank President Robbie Roepstorff, a longstanding school supporter. Since the schools mascot is the seahorse, they can now create one for permanent installation at the campus entrance. Through this wonderful project, were delighted to be helping the Childrens Hospital and The Sanibel School at the same time. With the support of Principal Barbara von Harten, art teachers Tylor Stewart and Andi McCarter worked with their students to create a sophisticated mosaic design for the seahorse sculpture. It is just spectacular, said Bank of the Islands Vice President and Sanibel office manager Rob Lisenbee. We invite folks to come see what a great job the students did under their teachers direction. And dont forget to have a freshly baked cookie while you admire their creativity. The seahorse sculpture will remain on display until it is moved to the Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort for the Seahorse Dream Project gala dinner and auction on March 7. Following the gala, plans will be announced for the permanent installation of the seahorse sculpture at The Sanibel School. To learn more about the Seahorse Dream project, visit www.a-seahorsedream.org or call 481-3907. Bank of the Islands Rob Lisenbee, and Sanibel School teachers Andi McCarter and Tylor Stewart with the finished sculptureShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com

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25B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, I am pleased to pass along some good news today. The issue at hand is children who wander. In 2012, the journal Pediatrics published results from a survey of more than 1,200 families of children with autism that confirmed that child wandering is a very big concern for these families. Researchers found that 49 percent of children with autism ran off at least once after age 4. About half of those who ran away were gone long enough to be considered missing. These missing children experienced close calls with traffic injuries in 65 percent of cases and 24 percent of missing kids found themselves at risk of drowning, according to the research. The journal article reported that more than half of parents surveyed said that wandering was among the most stressful behaviors they encounter in caring for a child with autism and they said that they had no guidance from anyone about how to deal with the issue. Paul Law, senior author of the study and director of the Interactive Autism Network, or IAN, a national autism registry at the Kennedy Krieger Institute that collected the data said, Parents often fear being viewed as neglectful when their children leave from safe places. This study demonstrates that we urgently need interventions to address elopement and provide support to affected families. Tracking devices are an intervention that has gotten the go ahead in terms of funding from the U.S. Justice Department. Tracking devices can be worn as a bracelet, attached to a childs shoe or belt loop or even sewn into clothing. If the child wanders and goes missing, the parent can contact the monitoring company for the device to identify the childs location. The Justice Department will make funding available immediately to provide free electronic tracking devices for kids with autism who are at risk of wandering. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that his department has existing grant money that can be used for the technology according Disability Scoop, an online newsletter. Police departments nationwide can begin applying for funding immediately, Holder said. Local law enforcement would then use the money to pay for tracking devices to distribute to families who want them. Further positive news on this topic is that U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said he was introducing legislation that would allocate $10 million to the Justice Department to create a grant program to provide tracking devices to families wishing to monitor their kids with autism and other developmental disabilities due to wandering concerns. The plan is modeled after an existing federal program that provides tracking devices for those with Alzheimers disease. Obviously this is not a cure all but it is a step in the right direction to assist parents and caregivers of autistic children in protecting and keeping their children safe and thats good news. 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. Need Cash For College?Fort Myers Institute of Technology (FMIT) will be hosting College Goal Sunday on February 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the schools cafeteria. Free assistance is available to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) and their federal tax return. High school seniors who attend will be entered into a drawing to win one of five $100 scholarships. Call FMIT at 334-4544 for more information or visit www.collegegoalsundayusa.org. Mathematics ConferenceThe Edison State College Mathematics Department is hosting the 47th annual Joint Meetings of the Florida section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Florida Two-Year College Mathematics Association (FTYCMA) on Friday and Saturday, February 21 and 22. The event will consist of: Sessions and workshops presented by college and university students and professors from around the state of Florida Plenary sessions with guest speakers from around the nation An integration contest, a math puzzle competition, and a math Jeopardy challenge specifically for students Business meetings for FTYCMA and the Florida section of the MAA Commercial displays from educationrelated vendors All sessions and workshops are taking place in the Classroom Building (Building U) on the south side of the Lee Campus of Edison State College. The event is free for students and $20 for all other attendees. The full program and additional registration information can be located at http://sections.maa.org/florida. For more details, contact Professor Donald Ransford at Donald.Ransford@edison.edu or 433-8056. From page 5BCenter 4 Lifelungs and muscles strong with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises and balance. Hand weights, stretch cords and your body weight will be used. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought for the day. Silvia Villanueva is the instructor. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords, stability balls and mats are used. Improve core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga 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. Kris Brown is the instructor. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. All exercises are done using a chair. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Bring a towel. Kris Brown is the instructor. For more information on programs or to join Island Seniors, call 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way. Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, B CS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 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 Way472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE

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Superior InteriorsBeautiful Window Treatments For Dining Roomsby Cindy MalszyckiGreat top treatments are the crowing glory of any window treatment. Sheers, overdraperies or side panels are shown at their best when a top treatment has been added. Top treatments are truly unique and make a definite statement that shows your special style and personality. What better way to set off your dining room than with a custom designed window treatment, complete with a dramatic top treatment. Top treatments can actually save you energy, transform the height and width of your windows, coordinate with other fabrics in the room and, best of all, they can cover up utilitarian drapery hardware and rods. The most attractive drapery can be spoiled by opening it and exposing plain white rods. The simplest and most well-known top treatment is probably a pleated or shirred valance. Made like its traversing drapery counterpart, it helps to finish off the treatment and carry the fabric and color across the window area. These valances can be dressed up with scallops, trims, braiding or even a contrasting fabric to set it off from your main drapery fabric. No matter what style you choose, a distinctive top treatment will surely be a beautiful focal point in your dining room design. Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at cindy@decden. net. Insurance Tip Have You Protected Your Family? by Angela Larson RoehlLets get personal this week and touch on a subject no one likes to think about: death. Every one of us will someday pass away and our families will be left with memories and mementos that we have collected over our life span. However, we may also leave behind debt or burdens of our funeral expenses that our loved ones will have to deal with. Every one of us should have a plan in case we pass away, whether it be a life insurance policy or other means to meet the needs of our loved ones, so they will not endure financial hardships from our passing. I personally can attest to the importance of having a life insurance policy, as in 2005 I lost my spouse of 14 years unexpectedly. We had just bought our first home two weeks beforehand and were excited to provide our girls with a home they could grow-up in. As you all are aware, life happens and those dreams were shattered. There were many uncertainties, however, the one assurance in the time of all the confusion was that my husband did have a life insurance policy. Having a life insurance policy assisted in some of the financial responsibilities that allowed me to spend time with our girls, and help them to adjust to losing their dad. The passing of a loved one never goes away and you dont really get over the loss, you just learn to live with the loss. And in time, the pain subsides to allow the sweet memories to come without the hurt. There are many life insurance options available and I encourage all of you to take the steps to protect your loved ones in case you pass away. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience. She can be reached at info@rosierinsurance.com. 26B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP 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 Acquisition Of Accounting And Tax PracticeMichael Miller, CPA of SanCap CPA, announced an agreement to acquire William E. Boswell CPA, an accounting, tax and bookkeeping practice located on Sanibel. Boswell has been providing outstanding service to business owners and individuals for over 25 years, said Miller, who noted that SanCap CPA is the only full-time, full service, locally-based firm on the island. The acquisition of Bills practice fits into SanCap CPAs niche of services to island businesses and individuals. We offer the convenience to the community with a full-time office centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Clients will benefit from increased services provided by SanCap CPA, including audits, reviews and QuickBooks consulting. In addition, SanCap has extensive experience in the nonprofit, condo/ HOA, restaurant and retail industries. Michael Miller NEWS FROM OUR ADVERTISERS ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Top AgentsPremier Sothebys International Realty named Maxwell Thompson the top listing agent for January. Consistently one of the top selling agents in Gulf Harbour, he holds monthly Economic Trend Talks that focus on real estate and related issues. In addition, Stephanie Bissett was named top producing agent for January. After time spent in the hospitality industry, she began her real estate career in Southwest Florida in 1977. She became an independent agent specializing in the marketing and promotion of waterfront homes in the luxury home segment as well as investment and condominium sales. New OwnerDustyn Corace is now an equal share owner of RE/MAX of the Islands, along with his parents Art and Sandi Corace. He began his real estate career by developing the RE/ MAX of the Islands vacation rental and annual residential lease programs. He holds several designations: realtor, Sanibel and Captiva Island Specialist (SCIS), Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). Maxwell Thompson Stephanie Bissett Dustyn Corace

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27B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Estate taxes will not concern as many families now that the federal estate tax exemption amount has increased to $5.34 million. The increase in the marginal estate tax brackets, coupled with the Medicare Surtax result in income tax planning becoming more important inside of many familys estate plans. I recently attended the Heckerling Estate Planning Conference, a one-week high level continuing education course designed for trust and estate attorneys, CPAs and trust officers. Top academics and lecturers impart wisdom on the 5,000 attendees from around the country on how to help familys plan their estates to minimize taxes and achieve the familys goals. During one of the sessions, an interesting idea surfaced related to the elimination of capital gains by reversing the normal estate plan. Instead of leaving assets down the generational line, this strategy actually moves assets from a younger generation member to a parent or other older generation family member. In order to understand the strategy, one must first understand the step up in tax cost basis concept. If I purchase a stock at $1/share and later sell that stock for $10/share during my lifetime, I recognize a $9 capital gain and pay taxes on that capital gain. If, however, I die with that stock in my estate and it is worth $10/share, generally speaking, my beneficiaries receive a step up in tax cost basis equal to that assets date of death value. So, in my example, if I die with stock worth $10/share and leave it in my will to my children, and if my children were to sell the stock at $10/share shortly after my death, then they would not recognize the capital gain that I would have recognized had I sold the stock the day before I died. Normally individuals estate plans leave assets to their spouses, children and grandchildren not to their parents who have a shorter life expectancy. But consider a strategy where an individual has an asset worth $1 million that has a tax cost basis of zero. If he were to sell the asset, then he would recognize a capital gain equal to $1 million and pay 23.8 percent in federal capital gains taxes, totaling $238,000. Assume in my example that the owner of the $1 million asset is a wealthy middle-aged child who has a poorer parent. Provided that the family members can work together, there is an opportunity to eliminate the capital gains tax. Suppose, for example, that the child transfers the asset into a trust for his parent that pays the income to his poorer parent for the parents lifetime. At parents death, the trust contains something known as a general power of appointment that allows the parent to direct the disposition of the asset, but if the parent doesnt so direct then the asset continues on in a generation skipping tax exempt trust to the child and that childs descendants who originally gifted the asset to the parent. If parent survives the transfer by at least one year, then on parents death the asset would receive a step up in tax cost basis to its current fair market value of $1 million. If the parent then dies, leaving the asset back to the child in trust, and the trustee sells the asset then the original capital gain could be eliminated. There are issues that must be dealt with for the strategy to be successful. The trust must be drafted in such a way so as to avoid the IRS claiming that the whole transaction is a fraud to evade taxes, so the parent should not be so restricted that he must leave the asset back to the child who made the gift. Along those same lines, if the parent isnt restricted, then the child may lose the asset in a gift to his or her siblings. These types of issues can be mitigated in several ways. The wealthy child could, as just one example, purchase an assignment of interest from his or her siblings of any assets that parent might leave them from this particular trust. Another danger is if the poorer parent has any creditors who could have an interest in the assets of the poor parents estate. Again, these types of issues must be considered and planned for. This is just one example. With the increase of both the federal gift and estate tax exemptions, a multi-generational family that shares common goals can work to save estate, gift and income taxes in a number of different ways. Ill be exploring more of those ways in future columns. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerReverse Estate Plan To Eliminate Capital Gainsby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Is your bug problem SPIRALING out of control?Tempco Pest Control can stop the spiral!Spiraling White Flies feast on more than 60 types of trees and shrubs and leave behind a white, waxy substance called honeydew that spreads rapidly. A black sooty mold develops destroying leaves, and covering cars, pools and patios. The end result is weakened trees, defoliation and a big mess. Dont wait another minute! Call Tempco Pest Control for a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.(239) 693-2330 or visit TempcoPestControl.comTrees primarily affected:Gumbo LimboLive Oak & Black OliveFruit trees & Palm treesAreas primarily affected:Sanibel/Captiva/Fort Myers BeachNaples/Bonita SpringsHow well treat it:Deep root feedingArbor Jet Tree Injection 4735 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 (239) 693-2330 tempcopestcontrol.com Our experts will determine the best, most cost-effective means of treatment. We offer warranties on all work, so if they come back within the warranty period, well re-treat at no charge. Thats our pest-free guarantee. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference

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28B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 How United Way 211 Helps Our Communitysubmitted by Chauncey Goss, SanibelCaptiva United Way Campaign Committee MemberAs a Sanibel-Captiva United Way Campaign Committee member, I have had the opportunity to learn about the hundreds of health and human services agencies that are available to our friends and neighbors in our community. Frankly, there are so many agencies and services available it can be hard to find the right one to help us when we are in need. Fortunately, United Way has a program to help people navigate the large number of agencies and provide referrals to the agency most likely to give them the help they need. We all know to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency, but did you know that United Way staffs a 24/7 service that provides non-emergency information and referrals to Lee Countys health and human service agencies? By dialing 2-1-1 you will reach a referral specialist who will provide information on emergency food, housing, utility, employment, medical assistance and many other types of help. Perhaps you think you wont ever need United Way 211, but what if your aging parent develops Alzheimers disease and you need information on the disease and what to expect as a caregiver. United Way 211 can help you find a number of resources such as the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. They have Alzheimers support groups for both those with Alzheimers and their caregivers. They have educational resources, lending library of materials, and individual assistance. They even have meetings at the Sanibel United Way House. And there are so many other services like help for veterans returning home through the American Red Cross, food pantries that can help with emergency food needs, or meals delivered to individuals who are homebound, mental health and substance abuse counseling and much more. We all know what to do in an emergency, but most of us dont know where to begin when we need a hand in a non-emergency or in navigating the many excellent health and social service agencies in Lee County. United Ways 211, makes it easy and is a great place to start. Sanibels United Way campaign ends on February 28. We are very near our goal thanks to the continued generosity of this community. If you have not yet made a donation and would like to, please feel free to contact me or United Way at 4332000 (wwwunitedwaylee.org). Chauncey Goss EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE BADENOCH239-472-2659www.YourExclusiveBuyerAgent.comMikeandfrancie@msn.com 2424 Palm Ridge Road, SanibelLong-time Sanibel resident. Former attorney; twenty-three years experience. An advocate for you, not the transaction. At your side, negotiating the lowest price and safeguarding your interests.Buying property is an investment. Your prot is made when you buy, not sell, so buying smart is crucial. Only trust your purchase, and future prot, to someone who represents you solely. Traditional real estate agents who represent the seller or provide limited representation to both the buyer and the seller can not advocate for you exclusively, as I do. Buyers Choice Realty Group is the only exclusive buyer agency on Sanibel and CaptivaI dont take listings; the seller pays my fees. lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Service that Speaks for ItselfIch spreche Deutsch OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT. Night For Life To Benefit Organ Transplant RecipientsOn Monday, February 24, from 5 to 9 p.m., the annual fundraiser, Night for Life, will be held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. The event is sponsored by the Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida Inc., to benefit local organ transplant patients and those on the transplant waiting list. Entertainment this year includes Broadway Palms Les Miserables performers and the Del Prados. Tickets are $35 general seating and $50 for VIP seating and include a buffet dinner, entertainment and the silent and Chinese auctions. Guests can bid on original art, jewelry, golf packages, boat trips, vacations, dinners, services and gifts. Auctions begin at 5 p.m., the buffet dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Table sponsorships are available. A $10 ticket may also be purchased, which includes the entertainment and auctions only. Proceeds from the event benefit the Fletcher Trust Fund, which was established in 2004 to assist transplant recipients and those who are waiting for transplants in Southwest Florida. An average of 18 people die each day in the U.S. due to a lack of available organs and tissue donors. For tickets and information call 440-223-2662 or 768-1814. To become a sponsor, call 768-1814. for tickets, call 440-223-2662. For more information about this nonprofit organization, email swmson@embarqmail.com. Visit the website at www. organsupport.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OrganTransplant-Recipients-of-SW-Florida-Inc/456165927762457. Duplicate BridgeOn Thursday, February 17, there were seven tables in play at The Sanibel Community Asssociation. The winners were: North/South 1. Jane Witte and Tom Giles 2. Kenneth Appel and Al Simon 3. Helen and lim McCartney East/West 1. lrma and Mel Rotstein 2. Gayle and Borry Trqbitz 3. Karen and leffrey Mass There are two ACBL-sanctioned games at The Community House, located at 2773 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The games are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. from the beginning of January through the end of April. For informotion, contact Susan Willoughby at 287-3258. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213

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29B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Annual Home Healthcare Meeting The annual FISH (Friends In Service Here) Home Healthcare Meeting, held on February 4 at the Sanibel Public Library, was a successful gathering of onand off-island healthcare representatives who met to share information regarding services available for senior clients, and to provide a forum to network with one another regarding resources in Lee County to assist seniors. Twenty-six individuals, including FISH representatives, local parish nurses, companion services, private duty caregivers and health care companies attended. Three guest presenters spoke on the following topics: Dotty St. Amand, executive director of Arden Courts Memory Care Community, spoke on Dementia and Alzheimers Care for seniors. The focus of Arden Courts Memory Care is on family support and client care. St. Amand stressed the importance of maintaining partnerships with area agencies to provide needed services for the aging, the caregivers and other family members. Stacey Daniels, RN manager of Shell Point Retirement Community, discussed depression assessment in seniors and available resources to address depression. Jill Waruszwski, MSW, director of Comfort Care at Hope HealthCare Services, talked about the various services available through Hope HealthCare Services, such as The Valor Program for veterans of all four branches of the armed services; bereavement counselors for those who need it; Rainbow Trails Camp for children who have lost someone close to them; Comfort Care Program to look at options for end-of-life situations; and Hope PACE, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly with Medicare/Medicaid. FISH sponsors the home healthcare meeting annually, which includes an opportunity for those in attendance to update their listing of home healthcare services annually for those needing medical, physical therapy or personal care. The agencies and individuals are known, licensed and insured, and have developed a relationship with FISH on Sanibel. The individual caregiver list and agency list are available by calling 472-4775. Stacey Daniels, RN manager of Shell Point Retirement Community, speaks during the meeting. Christine Swiersz of FISH is seated right. Dotty St. Amand, executive director of Arden Courts Memory Care Community Jill Waruszwski, MSW, director of Comfort Care at Hope HealthCare Services 1-239-851-5188 Cell 1-239-851-5188 Cell800-553-7338 x 233 rosedakos@gmail.com www.RoseDakos.com Rose Gibney DakosVIP Realty Group, Inc.Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Florida Beautiful home and guest cottage with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths on Sanibel. New boat lift and dock Wonderful Sunsets on the Bay Prime location with over 1.5 acres Asking price is $1,395,000 furnished WIDE OPEN VIEWS OF THE BAY WIDE OPEN VIEWS OF THE BAY OPEN HOUSE Sunday, 2/23 from 1-4 Dr. Matthew L. Davis, DDShas acquired the Island Dental practice on Sanibel, formerly owned by Dr. Lyle HotchkissCosmetic & Restorative Dentistry Serving Island Residents and VisitorsDr. Davis has been established in Fort Myers since 1982 Dental Hygienist Mary Romulus is on staff for your cleanings SANIBEL OFFICE OPEN MONDAY FRIDAY CALL 395-1211 FOR AN APPOINTMENT Free Consultations New Patients Welcome Emergency Appointments Available Located in the Island Medical & Business Center (next to Jerrys Center)1648 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

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30B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 deaRPharmacistThese Herbs Work Like Medicineby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What are popular medications, and their natural counterparts? AT, Dallas, Texas This is a great question, and theres a lot of different things that come to mind. For example, when I think of popular medications, I think of allergy drugs (antihistamines), pain relievers, antacids, blood pressure drugs, cholesterol reducers and sleeping pills. That covers a lot of ground. Ill give you some options, but these natural choices do not work as strong as a drug, and Im not recommending you stop your drugs and take these either. This sort of decision is between you and your doctor. With that said, here are some interesting ideas. Allergy drugs (antihistamines): Quercetin, a supplement, that occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables is a powerful mast cell stabilizer, which means that it helps reduce histamine in the body. Think of it as a natural version of loratadine, a popular effective drug used to treat allergies. As a benefit, quercetin may help with other things like stress induced anxiety, asthma and inflammatory pain syndromes. Pain relievers: Willow bark and California poppy are two herbal remedies used to relieve pain by holistic physicians. There are drug interactions and side effects to herbs too, but these two herbs offer effects like natural aspirin and natural (weak) opiate drugs, respectively. Antacids: Slippery elm, marshmallow root, digestive enzymes, DGL and probiotics are my go to supplements here. Its not that they directly reduce acid (they dont) but they help reduce gut inflammation and other problems that could trigger the burn. There is also the possibility you need more acid (betaine with pepsin supplements) to digest your food. Blood pressure drugs: Grape seed extract can help reduce systolic blood pressure (the top number). Potassium citrate found in foods and supplements can do so too. Be careful though, not everyone can take potassium, it has interactions. Magnesium is a strong anti-hypertensive too. Youll want to eat more basil, and perhaps garlic. I recommend eating garlic, or taking aged garlic supplements. Cholesterol reducers: I think of natural statins here Red Yeast Rice or vitamin C, particularly liposomal C. Coenzyme Q10 can help as can a cup of Tulsi tea each day. Sleeping pills: This category is perhaps the hardest. As humans, we sleep thanks to melatonin and GABA. To get this pathway running, you have to go slowly and carefully, under supervision. Supplements of 5-HTP turn into serotonin, then melatonin (provided you have good B vitamin status), but I suggest low doses. Special phenylated GABA supplements may help like Kavinace sold online. Lemonbalm, hops and passionflower are other natural relaxation herbs to discuss with your doctor. In summary, there are many choices you can consider, Ive only touched the surface. I love natural options, and your safety comes first. While natural, and expected to be safer than pharmaceuticals, botanicals may cause similar interactions, allergies and setbacks. Always discuss changes to your health regimen with your doctor because we are all individual. 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. bt bt nbfrrt nbfrrt rfrtrbrfbt rrbfrt rrbfrt tb!r tb!r f"fbr f"fbr #rrrfr$ rfbr$b #rrrfr$ rfbr$b %r&#brftfrrrfbrt&rr %r&#brftfrrrfbrt&rr 'r$$rtrf#bfbft 'r$$rtrf#bfbft(#rff)* t ##bfrf +,)-... +,)-... /-.01rb&bf2r'" br /-.0rb&bf2r'" br by Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12)To welcome and celebrate the new year, the last two columns were devoted to boosting heart energy. So far, we have learned about: 1. Improving our internal compass to help revitalize; 2. Holding our heart source point to reduce heart dis-ease; 3. Biting down on the little finger to calm the body; 4. Tracing the heart meridian; and 5. Learning how to open the horizontal band of energy at the waist (Belt Flow). Today, you will be introduced to yet additional tools to strengthen the heart energy. The fascinating part of these approaches is that they are endless. When working one on one with a client, the energies are assessed with a determination made as to which technique is the most viable. I have helped clients reduce and eliminate prescription medications that were taken for years (of course, with the monitoring of their physician) all by moving the energies. Today, the focus with be on three exercises that boost and strengthen heart energy. By doing these exercises, expect to find more comfort and calm with heart dis-ease. They are easy, quick and beneficial, so enjoy. Cross Arms and Push Hard with Fingers. Cross the hands over the chest and wrap the fingers around the outside of the arms. Push into the outside of your arms, massaging from the shoulders to elbows. Use nice pressure and for as long as it feels good. Yin Bridge Flow Radiant Circuit Exercise. This connects you to yourself and your heart, correcting inner schisms (alienation of mind/body; or head and heart; or love and sex) Hands on back of head with in breadth Hands over forehead on out breadth Hands over cheeks on in breadth Hands crossed over front of chest with hands over shoulders on out breadth Trace three hearts around your heart. With pressure and open hands, run hands down front of body, down front of legs and off feet. Place all fingers under all toes and hang for several breadths. Return to standing, cross both hands and place over heart-coming home to self. Nine Heart Exercise: This exercise corrects yin and yang imbalances; plus it helps to activate all of the radiant circuits (one of the nine energy systems, which systems acts as our joy juice). Rub hands together and shake off. Place hands on thighs and take deep breadth to ground yourself. Raise hands over head, then bring them down through center to prayer position. 3 hearts around head, can use affirmation I love myself 3 hearts around chest, can use affirmation I love my family and friends 3 hearts around body, can use affirmation I love the world and the universe Because there are so many tools to utilize in working with heart issues, there will be one more column associated with tools to use for the heart. Stay tuned. Have fun with your energy. Next weeks topic is New Year Resolution: Strengthen Your Heart Energy Part IV. If you have a questions for Karen, email her at SemmEnergyCenter@ 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. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: How can I break the habit of eating when I feel stressed?A: Its helpful first to learn more about stress itself, especially the socalled normal stress of daily life. Its considered normal for two reasons: 1. No traumatic event triggers the stress; 2. The kind of pressure we all feel is generally low-level. If you find yourself eating without being able to put your finger on why you suddenly wanted food, its likely that you are trying to cope with stress. Food even though comforting, shouldnt be your main way to cope and continued on page 31B Eden Energy MedicineNew Year Resolution: Strengthen Your Heart Energy Part III

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31B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 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, When the kids were small, we did our best and hoped that they would turn out well. All was fine until their teenage years, and suddenly our lives fell apart. For a long time we blamed ourselves, but we now realize that they both must have inherited some bad genes that were destined to surface. Visiting two different jails on a regular basis is extremely difficult now. We are elderly and will be long gone before there is even a chance for them to be released. We have been so badly hurt, we have no more love left and we have decided to forgive, forget and go our own way. What advice do you have? Rena Dear Rena, I am sorry to hear about your family situation. I honestly think all of us are one decision away from disaster and it is by grace that more of us are not in a bad way. If you have done all that you can, then you cannot do any more. I understand if you cannot visit any more for your own reasons. Pryce Dear Rena, Retirement is your time, time to do what gives you pleasure. You have done your best; your family made the decision to pursue a lifestyle that has resulted in their being in a detention facility. Enjoy your remaining years, and forgiving and forgetting I think is a wonderful plan. I am not a psychologist, so I do not know if criminal behavior is the result of genetic background. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 30BDr. Conniecertainly not the first thing you reach for. There are three factors that make stress worse in daily life: 1. Repetition: Doing the same thing over and over dulls the mind; in and of itself, this is stressful. 2. Unpredictability: This kind of stress is perhaps worse than repetitive stress, because when you cannot predict the next thing, you remain vigilant and apprehensive even when its not happening. 3. Lack of control: This is actually the worst factor in stress. Having control over your own life is important, yet for anyone, lack of control creates frustration and a sense of helplessness. It is helpful to recognize what stress is in your life under each of these factors. With awareness and recognition, you are able to pinpoint the cause, therefore, you can begin the work in breaking this habit. Ask yourself if there is a way to eliminate these stressors. There are many books written on this subject and perhaps you may want to seek professional help for guidance. Breast Cancer Ultrasound ScreeningComing direct to you. BreastCancer B re re a s t C a n n c e r r Ultrasound Screenin U l t r a s o u nd Scre n d S c re re nin e n i n NEW Painless Ultrasound TechnologyEarly detection is everything. Painless, No Compression. No Radiation Fast Test Results No Prescription Required Test Results Read by Radiologist Affordable & Condential $139Ultrasound is capable of detecting cancers that cannot be found by mammography or physical exams, particularly in women with dense breasts. Dense breast tissue appears white on a mammogram, just like cancers do, its described as looking for a snowball in a snowstorm. Adding a whole BREAST ULTRASOUND screening to your breast health regimen can provide the earliest detection. y mammo g g r r a a p h y All test results are reviewed by a Board Certied Radiologist. Results are mailed in 10 days via U.S. Mail. At this time Medicaid or third party insurances are not accepted. All tests are for screening purposes only. Good breast health requires you to participate in regular physician guided exams, self breast examination, recommended annual mammograms, or breast MRI. Consult with your physician regarding these test results.Call today 1-800-338-7499COMING TO:www.HerScan.com (Space Limited Pre-Registration Required)Sanibel Island / Captiva Friday, February 21st & 28th 8a 5pSanibel Island / Captiva Friday, February 21st & 28th 8a to 5p

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answer on page 35BSUDOKUTo 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 35B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386 CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available ALWAYS A GIFT WITH PURCHASE! BUILDIN G CO NTRA C T O R 33B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014

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REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON Read us online atIslandSunNews.com COMMERCIAL RENTALRESTAURANT, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716 RR 1/17 NC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDHOME WATCHSanisal Property Management Complete Home & Condo Service 24/7 Sanibel Residents-sanisal@comcast.net Call: Sally & Bob 239-565-7438 www.homewatchsanibel.comNS 1/17 CC 5/16 HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC 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 ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC 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.comRS 1/25 BM TFN PRESSURE CLEANING WINDOW CLEANINGTaskWorksbiz (239) 206-1212 cell (239) 292-1915 www.TaskWorks.bizNS 1/31 CC 2/21 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 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 36B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014GULF PINES HOME W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH SANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL $3,500/MO UNFURNISHED3200 SqFt single family home in beautiful, private community. One house from beach, short walk to 2 community pools and tennis courts. Large, private landscaped lot.3-4 Bedrooms -most with decks; 3.5 baths, large open living room -LR& EIK open to screened porch. High end appliances, 2nd fridge, W/D, 2 car garage. Contact: (917) 680-4440. RS 11/8 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALANNUAL RENTALS ON PARADISETwo 3/2 units available Unfurnished Washer/Dryer in each unit Newly remodeled Pets allowed On the river. Quiet island living. $1,900/Month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920 NS 12/6 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL3/2 house with pool near beach on Sanibel, 426 Lake Murex Circle. Call 239-634-7623.NS 2/14 CC 2/21 ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 2/14 BM TFN GULF FRONT This 2/2 Furnished Condo has great views of gulf & beach from the 3rd oor. Fully Furnished. Elevator/Pool/Tennis/covered parking. $3,500/mo. RIGHT ACROSS FROM BEACH Rent 3/1/14 11/1/14 Two BR/two baths, 3rd oor, fully furnished condo. Pool & Tennis. Call for more info. & to view. $1,400/month. WATERFRONT HOME Never before offered for rent. This 4 Bedroom home is Beautiful. Soaring ceilings in Fam. Rm. views to water, dock, boat lift, direct access. Offered UF. $3,300/Mo.OPEN HOUSE GULFSIDE PLACE # 307Sunday, February 23rd, 11am 2 pm 1605 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Gorgeous Top Floor 2 BR, 2 BA Gulf Views, Updated, Beautifully Furnished! $1,225,000 Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RS 2/21 BM 2/21 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. 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Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and a 2 car garage. View is of propertys swimming pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay. Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: murray.camp@rcn.com RS 2/14 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDRetired Couple wants Annual Rental house on Sanibel. Prefer 2 bedroom, garage pool, quiet canal or dead end street location. 614-595-6576 RS 2/14 CC 3/7 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED RENTALS WANTEDGUARANTEED RENTAL INCOME FOR SANIBEL OWNERS!!The Sanibel Captiva Guaranteed Income Company is looking for 2 bedroom condos to begin in April/May 2014 with pool access and close proximity to the beach for GUARANTEED INCOME. Property must allow week to week rentals for our travel club members. We can guarantee you a yearly rental income and still allow some owner weeks. Income varies based on condo location, amenities, and owner use. Call Diane Wieland at 970-470-3168 or email dwieland@coloradormr.comNS 2/21 CC 3/14

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TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON SERVICES OFFEREDS. FL LINE DANCEWith Robert Robitaille Line dance classes. Fun and great exercise with energetic instructor. All styles of music! No experience or partner required. Audience: adults and seniors. First 30 minutes of class is an instruction for beginners. Call 239-245-8196 or cell 954-309-3778. Welcome all...RS 11/15 CC TFN AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. 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Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN LOST AND FOUND CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 20143883 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. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER 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 NC TFN FULL TIME VACATION RESERVATIONS AGENT Must be familiar with Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Candidate should possess good communication skills, computer knowledge; Excel and Word pro cient and like working with people. Excellent compensation package based on Vacation Rental experience. Call David at VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613NS 1/24 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN HELP WANTEDPart time of ce help needed for a busy home homebuilding company. Need someone with strong organizational & computer skills. Call 472-0071 or email resume to Rhonda Henning rah1149@yahoo.com.NS 2/14 CC 2/21 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALEFeb 22, 8:00 12:00, 1027 Kings Crown Drive, Sanibel. Fishing, boating, baby, generator, tools, beach items and more.NS 2/21 CC 2/21 SIESTA ISLES NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE FRI. & SAT FEB 21/22 8-5; SUN 9-2 HEADING TOWARDS FT MYERS BCH, 33931 CORNER OF SAN CARLOS PKWY AND SIESTA FOLLOW SIGNS! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!NS 2/21 CC 2/21 FOR SALEGARAGE THRIFT SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 2/7 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE KITCHEN UTENSILThe Nicer Slicer will change the way you think about your daily bread. This handheld kitchen tool slices breads and meats into thin vertical pieces. Visit www.thenicerslicer.com.NS 2/14 CC 2/28 KITCHEN UTENSIL FICTITIOUS NAMEFICTITIOUS NAMEFictitious Name, Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of TELEP GROUP REALTY, located in Lee County, Florida with an address of 16685 Lake Circle Drive U-1030, Fort Myers, FL 33908 has registered said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, FL Dated 15th day of February 2014. Daniel Telep Jr.NS 2/21 CC 2/21 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN VEHICLE FOR SALE2008 ADLY MOTOR SCOOTER6k miles, 49cc, red Very reliable. $500 Great island vehicle! 579-0448, on islandNS 2/21 CC 3/14 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLETwo Positions Available at physical therapy clinic on Periwinkle Way. Experienced medical/therapy biller needed 6-12 hrs per wk, exible times (late afternoons preferred) willing to work complex cases. Energetic and friendly of ce assistant/ therapy tech required 30-40 hrs per wk Mon-Fri during season, and 12-20 hrs per week off season. Of ce experience, Microsoft Of ce pro ciency, excellent multitasking and communication skills required. Cover letter and resume to Rachel@islandtherapycenter.com, or bring to 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, SanibelNS 2/7 CC 2/21 SOLOIST WANTEDSundays only First Church of Christ, Scientist Fort Myers Call Doris at (239) 334-4200NS 2/14 CC 2/21 EVENT SETUP PERSONEvent Setup Person needed Year Round. Maintenance Experience a Plus. Call SCA at 472-2155, Monday Friday, 9 am 3pm.NS 2/21CC 2/21 SEVERAL ESTABLISHED SANIBEL BUSINESSES FOR SALEExcellent Opportunity for Either a Hands-On Buyer or a Passive Investor Serious Inquiries Only/Con dentiality Agreement Required To View Listing Call or E-Mail Corporate Investment They can be reached @ 239-936-1718, cibb@cibb.net RS 2/21 CC 3/14 BUSINESS FOR SALE

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NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . .sanibelLWV@gmail.com 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) . . . . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week 38B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Hi, Im Baxter, a youthful, active, handsome hound looking for a family with some room for me to run. I am a working breed traditionally used to herd cattle. You dont have to buy a herd of cattle to keep me happy, though. Id be content to be the family pet. You can adop me for $75, plus youll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate from Angelinas Ristorante. My name is Olaf and when I was found, my front left leg was broken and I had a couple of other injuries. I lost the circulation in my leg so the vet had to remove it. Wish I could tell everyone what happened but Im just glad they fixed me. Youd never know I only had three legs by the way I act. Im very playful but when I run out of steam, Im a lap cat. I get along well with other animals and people too. My adoption fee is $75, plus youll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate from Angelinas Ristorante. 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. Olaf ID# 581375 Baxter ID# 580317 photos by squaredogphoto.com

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