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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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MARCH SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:47 6:33 6:46 6:33 7:45 7:34 7:44 7:34 7:42 7:35 7:41 7:35 7:40 7:36 VOL. 21, NO. 37 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 7, 2014 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, Spring Ahead One Hour New Verizon Cell Tower Is Up And RunningSanibels newest cell phone tower, located on city utility department lands off Donax Street, is now operational. Verizon built the 149-foot tower on land leased from the city to boost mobile phone reception on the islands east end. The tower has been designed to double as a flag pole a city requirement that took extra time for Verizon to fulfill. A regular flagpole would have been noisy so city officials asked that the mechanism be put inside the pole rather than on the exterior so as not to annoy neighboring residents. It called for an internal lanyard system and Verizon had not built such a tower before. The new tower is good news for customers of other cell phone companies too, as there are spaces for other carriers. According to City Manager Judie Zimomra, on a facebook post, AT&T is currently negotiating with Verizon for the second slot on the tower. Working on the interior mechanism photos by Corky Boyd Verizon crew working on the tower Almost complete Love And Romance At The Strauss In MarchLove and romance are the themes at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater during the month of March. First, the family-friendly, feel-good musical, Romance/Romance, opens on March 7 and runs through April 5, and for one night only, BIG ARTS Community Players will present Love Letters on March 10. Performed by Molly Downing and Robert Runck, A R Gurneys Love Letters is comprised of a series of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways but still continued to share confidences. During the presentation, continued on page 47 Trey Compton, Romance/Romance director National Geographic LIVE! At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS will present National Geographic LIVE! with Greg Marshall on Friday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. The vice president of National Geographic Societys Remote Imaging Department, Marshall will personally explain the inspiration behind his invention the Crittercam as well as screen a selection of videos captured by the camera. Providing direct observation of animal behavior over temporal and spatial scales that are unprecedented, the Crittercam has been used by Marshall and his team in studies of whales, sharks, seals, turtles, penguins, and other marine and terrestrial species. Biologist, inventor, filmmaker and twotime Emmy Award winner for cinematography and sound (National Geographic specials Great White Sharks and Sea Monsters: Search for the Giant Squid), Marshall has dedicated his career to exploring and documenting the behavioral ecology of animals in remote or otherwise inaccessible environments. Funded by the National Geographic Society, philanthropic foundations and federal grants, Marshall has created a collaborative research continued on page 4 Greg Marshall photo by Mark Thiessen


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 20142 Meet And Greet The Neighbors At The Museumby Jeri MaggNeighborliness has been an important part of life on Sanibel. This tradition can be traced back to the earliest pioneers. Guests at the 30th Anniversary Party for the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will have a chance to visit each building and greet more of these earliest village neighbors, portrayed by a village docent. This article will focus on Frank Bailey (Bill Bachman), his sister-in-law Charlotta Matthews (Nanette Lurion) and school teacher Nancy McCann (Deb Gleason). The Old Bailey Store: Frank Bailey, a native of Kentucky, arrived in 1894 and farmed 600 acres. His family purchased Geratys Store on Matthews Wharf and renamed it the Sanibel Packing Company. After the store and wharf were destroyed in the 1926 hurricane, a second one was rebuilt up on land in 1927. The unofficial mayor of Sanibel, Frank was founder of the Sanibel Community Church. Baileys store was where the locals shopped, waited for the ferry and voted. Their motto, If we dont have it, you dont need it! Miss Charlottas Tearoom: Charlotta Matthews returned to the island in 1928 to help her mother run the familys hotel. Constructed in 1926 as a gas station, the tearoom was left standing after the 1926 hurricane and became a temporary store. After completion of the new Bailey store, Charlotta ran the tearoom from 1927 to 1933, serving tea, sandwiches and gossip. Charlotta, nicknamed Scooter because of her boundless energy, did the bookkeeping for the familys hotel. The Old Schoolhouse: Nancy McCann taught in the school. The building, built in 1898 for $530, was a typical one-room schoolhouse and served the islands children until a larger building was constructed in 1962. Nancy, an avid baseball fan, always wore bobby sox that rolled down over her two-inch-high pastel heels. As the all day pitcher during recess, Nancys system for striking out was unique. When the World Series was being played, students listened to the game during class. Bill Bachman (Frank Bailey) first visited Sanibel in 1998, fell in love with the area and bought a home. After retiring as the director of a management consulting firm in Maryland, he and his wife became fulltime winter residents. A docent for nine years, Bill has served on the museums board in a number of positions. His outgoing personality and management style makes him an excellent choice to portray Frank Bailey, the unofficial mayor of Sanibel. Nanette Lurion (Charlotta Matthews) will be giving her usual energetic performance. As a retired teacher and former health care administrator from New York, this 20-year resident of Sanibel is familiar with the islands history and will pepper her portrayal with Charlottas stories. Deb McQuade Gleason (Nancy McCann) came to live on Sanibel in 1958 with her parents, sister Judi and brother Mark. They attended the white schoolhouse with Nancy McCann as their teacher. An island realtor, she currently chairs the Sanibel Historical Preservation Committee. Tickets for this event are $150 per person. For more information about the Sanibel Historical Museum and Villages 30th Anniversary Party on Thursday, March 20, contact Emilie at 472-4648. Village neighbors Nancy McCann (Deb Gleason), Frank Bailey (Bill Bachman) and Charlotta Matthews (Nanette Lurion) on the Old Schoolhouse porch This great trip is coming up quickly! If you are interested please contactDAVE REIGLE AT (239) 693-0818 The Netherlands, Belgium, France & LondonST VINCENT DE PAUL TRAVEL CLUBNAWAS International Travel12 Days: October 6-17Visiting the following cities:Amsterdam Bruges Brussels Caen Normandy Chartres Paris LondonHosted by St Vincent De Paul Travel ClubAir/Land tour price from Fort Myers is $3,819 plus$680 government taxes/airline fuel surcharges 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am D ai l y at 10a m e 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! Calusa Indian Mounds CruiseCaptiva Cruises Discover Southwest Florida History tours focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound, a story of fascinating characters and traditions. This cruise departs from McCarthys Marina on Captiva on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and travels to Pineland on Pine Island. Passengers get an up close look at historic fish houses and hear about the areas diverse fishing cultures such as the indigenous Calusa to Spanish Cuban ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular tarpon and sport fishing of today. Lunch is at the historic Tarpon Lodge, after which passengers will walk across the street to The Randell Research Center, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History. This is an internationally significant archeological and historical site, a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. For additional information and reservations call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. A depiction of Calusa Indian mounds at the Randell Archeological site Whats Happening At The House In 2014Telephone: (239) 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 pmOptimize Your Health March 12 10am Public Service Energy WorkshopiPad/iPhoneMarch 13 9:30am $30 members; $35 guestsSuccessful RetirementMarch 18 3pmGlass 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; $10 except March 4, 6 & 20YogaMon & Thurs 8:30 am; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 Shell FestivalMarch 6 & 7 9am-5pm March 8 9am-4pmAmelia EarhardtMarch 26 Luncheon & Show $30 members; $35 guestsHonky Tonk HouseMarch 28 7-10pmCruise with Maureen McGovernMarch 31 6:30pm $75Maureen McGovern in PersonApril 1 7pm $50/Combination Ticket $100


3 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014Stokes Birding Tour Goes CuckooIt wasnt the intent of nationally acclaimed bird experts Don and Lillian Stokes to elicit tears from participants on a private birding tour, but they had some help. Bird enthusiasts were treated to a rare and, for some, emotional sighting of the illusive mangrove cuckoo in the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. On February 28, the Stokes led two fundraising tram tours along the refuges Wildlife Drive. With the drive closed to the public on Fridays, participants had the Stokes all to themselves. Lillian focused on bird photography while Don honed in on the principles of bird identification. The highlight of the tour for most was finding not one but two mangrove cuckoos, a species that many lifelong birders will never see. The bird is one of North Americas most poorly known species and lives in dense mangrove forests in south Florida. The first research project of its kind to study the mangrove cuckoo is currently under way in Ding Darling. Biologists Rachel and Steve Mullin of the Ecostudies Institute were on Wildlife Drive conducting research at the same time of the Stokes tour, and graciously alerted the group of their rare finds. In two separate locations, tour participants both heard and sighted the illusive bird. Needless to say, it was the thrill of a lifetime for many.continued on page 6 Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto btn frn bbtb t Host Committee Stokes birding tour participants spotting the illusive mangrove cuckoo Mangrove cuckoo Lillian Stokes discussing wildlife photography Don Stokes delights birding tour participants with tips on identifying birds


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 20144 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: From page 1National Geographic LIVE!program engaging scientists worldwide. To date, he and his Remote Imaging Department have worked with dozens of science teams in studies of more than 50 species. Marshall earned a bachelors degree in international relations from Georgetown University and a masters degree in marine science from SUNY Stony Brook. The unique images Crittercam captures provide an intimate connection to the challenges animals face in the wild. Marshall will share these images and the novel stories they convey through National Geographic films intended to inspire caring and conservation. Dont miss this family-friendly opportunity to learn about cutting edge filmmaking techniques and our environment from one of the leading experts in the field. Tickets are $5 each for children 17 and under as well as for students with valid student ID. Adult tickets are $35 each. Tickets may be purchased online at www., by calling BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900 and at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Crittercam attached to a penguin photo by Greg Marshall Democratic Womens Club Monthly Members MeetingOn Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m., the Democratic Womens Club (DWC) of Lee County is holding its monthly membership meetings at the Helm Club at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, located at 4420 Flagship Drive in Fort Myers. Members and guests should tell the attendant at the gate to The Landings they are going to the Democratic Womens Club meeting at the Helm Club, and the attendant will offer directions. May is Florida Democratic Womens Month. To help the club celebrate this statewide event, a young poet, Alisha Perkins, will be reciting her original poem, Take Me As I Am. She brought home a silver medal to the NAACP of Collier County when she recently competed against 40 other students in the national ACT-SO contest. The featured speaker for the meeting is Larry Aguilar, a Democratic Womens Club member and Democratic candidate for Florida State Representative, District 79. He will be discussing his views on such issues as voting rights, worker protections, womens healthcare rights, how to improve public education and rights for all people. He will also be reviewing his background and his qualifications to hold public office. Aguilar will take questions from the audience after his presentation. An optional lunch will be served following the April 12 meeting at a cost of $18, and visitors may make reservations for lunch by contacting Pat Fish at fishpatricia@ or by calling 466-8381. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


520 TARPON BAY ROAD | ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S) | SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COM JEWELERS Meet master jewelry designer Charles Krypell and experience an evening of food, fare and entertainment. Bring the family and discover casual Island elegance. OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, MARCH 8 | 10 5 SUNDAY, MARCH 9 | NOON 5MEET FAMED DESIGNER CHARLES KRYPELLMARCH 7 | 5-9 PM CelebrationSPECIAL COCKTAIL HORS DOEUVRES | LIVE MUSIC | SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE 5 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014


From page 3Stokes Birding TourThe Stokes are veteran birding experts recognized throughout the country, and they have quite a following, said Birgie Vertesch, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, which organized the tours. Thanks to their generosity and our partnership with (refuge concessionaire) Tarpon Bay Explorers, 100 percent of the proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit wildlife and education programs at the refuge. Refuge tram tours are available to the public every day except Friday. Tarpon Bay Explorers invites all nature lovers to experience the many adventures they have to offer to explore the refuge. Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., visit Tarpon Bay Explorers in the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge at 900 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel. Call 472-8900 for information and reservations or visit their website at Shore Havens Interesting HistorySears, Roebuck and Co. sold over 100,000 prefabricated homes between 1908 and 1937, and the Sanibel Historical Village is proud to have two of them. With 450 Honor Bilt designs, from mansions to summer cottages, Sears hoped to sell the furniture to fill them. Brothers Ross and Martin Mayer of Erie, Pennsylvania had visited Sanibel in the 1920s and bought bayfront acreage. The family business was construction and eventually both brothers would build their individual Honor Bilt homes. In 1924, Ross and Daisy Mayer ordered the Verona, a Dutch Colonial design home. Elinore Mayer Dormer related that her parents paid about $4,000 for the seven-room, one bath pre-cut home. As the home arrived in phases, Ross Mayer completed the house with the help of several workers. The home had a garage, servants quarters, rain water cistern and an outdoor laundry. Eventually, both homes Shore Haven and Morning Glories would share a generator, an artisan well, a long dock and a bathhouse. And, of course, most of the furniture was from Sears. Ellie Dormer remembered that the house came with a leather-bound instruction manual. On the stormy day that the barge arrived, some of the bundles of wood slid off the barge and the Mayer children walked up and down the shore looking for the pieces. Every piece of wood was cut and numbered as to its place in the house. The barge unloaded at the Bailey dock, and Model Ts brought the bundles to the site. After the house was framed, the next shipment arrived with windows, then shingles, trim, wiring, plaster, plumbing fixtures and enough paint and varnish for three coats. Ellie remembers having extra paint and nails for years. She also remembered that the plaster walls and ceilings did not hold up well in the Florida heat and humidity. It simply fell off in chunks and eventually, the Mayers replaced the plaster with Masonite and lattice strips. The second house was soon built (Morning Glories, a Springwood model, cost a modest $2,211) and the Mayer families used them as winter residences, enrolling the younger children in The Sanibel School. These were years of troubles as well as adventures. The hurricane of 1926 left their new home unscathed, and Baileys General Store and Miss Charlottas Tea Room were their new neighbors. Then, in the early 1930s, Shore Haven The Verona pictured in the 1923 Sears Catalog, priced at $4,096 Shore Haven at Sanibel Historical Village Pictured from left is Lillian Stokes, Steve Mullin, Rachel Frieze Mullin and Don StokesISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 20146


7 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014the Mayers Pennsylvania construction business failed as the country went into the Depression. Ross Mayer passed away, leaving his widow with debts and two young children. The older children pitched in and made sure everyone got a chance to go to college and two of the five graduated. Daisy Mayer refused to declare bankruptcy and sold their Erie properties to pay their debts. Daisy Mayer returned to Sanibel when she could, and by World War II, she moved back permanently. Isaiah and Hannah Gavin were caretakers for the Mayers and for a while stayed in the two-room guest house. After Daisy Mayer passed away in 1969, the home was often empty. In 1977, the home sold to Doris and Robert Potts, who were careful to preserve the original details of the house. They did change the main entrance of the home to be on the south side, as the bay road (now Bird Lane) ran south of the property. Harrison and Mary Hummel bought the property in 1983 and enlarged the sun room. Larry Thompson bought the property in 2004 and lived there with his family. His intention was to build a bigger home. They eventually moved to a larger home in Fort Myers. Terrance and Brenda Cassaday bought the home in 2008. After being seasonal residents, they decided they needed a larger home and in 2012, they donated Shore Haven to the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. As the Historical Village celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, much work is under way to make the village better than ever. A 30th anniversary campaign is in progress with a $200,000 goal. A dollarto-dollar Challenge Match has begun for all gifts made from February 1 up to $45,000. All are invited to participate. The campaign will culminate in a party on Thursday, March 20 beginning at 6 p.m. on the village grounds. In addition to cocktails, dinner and a live auction, music will be provided by Island Jazz. 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 museum manager Emilie Alfino at 472-4648. Seating is limited. Shore Haven on the bay Shore Haven roofers at work Shore Haven on a barge A Sanibel Tradition for 38 Years Feel the Romance of an Earlier Time with Authentic Ancient & Spanish Treasure Coins and Estate Jewelry SANIBEL MEMORIESThe Photographs of Charles McCullough


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 20148 Captiva Holiday Village Funds Benefit SCCFThe snowflakes hanging from trees on Andy Rosse Lane have long been put away. Every once in a while, a photo emerges that makes us all smile at the Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade, sponsored by the Royal Shell Companies. Although we are all in the depths of winter season, we wouldnt be surprised if somewhere for a moment or two, people ponder what next years crazy designs might be. We all need a laugh this time of year. In the meantime, the Captiva Holiday Village board is beginning to develop the schedule and searching for grants for the 2014 parades, by boat, by cart and dancing to the rhythms of the Junkanoo, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas draws out Captiva Islands characters to celebrate. Just so the memories do not fade, the CHV parade participants entry fees recipient of funds were turned over to SCCF this week. Erick Lindblad, SCCFs executive director, has served as lead judge since the conception of the parade. Kristie Anders works with Denice Beggs, Royal Shell Real Estate and chair of the CHV parade, on the CHV board. The best gift is laughter, but the gift from proceeds of the parade is also appreciated. Just in case the event is a distant memory, here are just a few other photos of that day. Captiva lighted boat parade From left, Erick Lindblad, Denice Beggs and Kristie Anders Santa at the Captiva Holiday Village Junkanoo parade down Andy Rosse Lane Spring Festival Is On Its WayThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands will hold its 20th annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Sanibel Community Park. The festival will begin with an Easter egg hunt by age group, which is free to the public. Games, crafts and contests start at 10 a.m., and will include a bounce house, grand slide, sack races, face painting by Ms. Silvia, arts and crafts, and other surprises. The cost is $10 for unlimited fun. The Easter Bunny will also be available for pictures. All are welcome. Dylan Stevens and Gia Lackenby are ready for some Easter fun Open Mon. Sat. 11-5 p.m.


9 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Looking Back: Wightman Harvesting Raccoons The Captiva Island Historical Society, which will debut the new History Room inside the Captiva Community Center soon, is focused on presenting the history of the islands with a series of vintage photographs. In this weeks image, David Wightman is seen harvesting raccoons on Captiva in 1919. The Wightman family first arrived on the island in 1917. photo archives of the Captiva Island Historical Society Captiva Community Panel To MeetThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 11 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: Update on the community survey and Captiva Plan update workshops. Discussion on property tax and appraisal issues. Captiva Erosion Prevention District update. Captiva Fire District update. Hurricane Preparedness and Response Committee update. Other business as necessary. A public workshop on the Captiva Plan update and community survey will immediately follow the panel meeting at 10 a.m. in the Cone Rooms. A Bylaws Committee meeting will be held right before the panel meeting, starting at 8:30 a.m.; two or more panel members may be in attendance. The schedule for the upcoming Captiva Plan review public workshops is: Thursday, March 6: Design... landscaping, Captiva Drive and community appearance Tuesday, March 11: Transportation... bike/ped issues and lighting (safety) Thursday, March 27: Commercial Core & Mixed Uses... commercial and mixed uses in the Village Tuesday, April 8: Water Quality... waste and storm water management All of these workshops will be held beginning at 10 a.m. in the Cone Rooms at South Seas Island Resort. If you cannot attend these sessions, email your comments to captivacommunitypanel@gtmail. com to share them with the panel members and staff. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting will tentatively be April 8. Information and background documents are available online at www. Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) 239-472-8442Seasonal December 18 April 10 11am 4pm Closed Sundayalbertmeadowantiques@yahoo.comAlbert Meadow Antiques THE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEART Antique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECO 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 Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service Featuring Original Paintings by David Ruhe630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Hours : Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 239-395-1350 To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213 Read us online at


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201410 INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. 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 Dr. Jose H. Leal, Ph.D. Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Angela Larson Roehl Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak No Space For Bus Parking In Citys Beach Lotsby Jeff LysiakFollowing a study which investigated whether space could be made available at three different city beach parking lots for full-sized buses, staff concluded that there was insufficient clearance to accommodate the radius requirements for those vehicles. On Tuesday, Public Works Director Keith Williams delivered his report to the city council, which had brought back a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the parking, stopping or standing of a bus, van or other motor vehicles for passenger embarking or disembarking. The ordinance does not pertain to school buses. According to Williams, his staff looked at parking lots for Lighthouse Beach, Bowmans Beach and Tarpon Bay Beach (called the Trost parking lot) for possible use by buses. Given the size of the vehicles and their clearance requirements in order to maneuver through the lots, staff determined that none of them was suitable for such use. Councilman Marty Harrity, who said that buses using these lots would be an accident waiting to happen, added that he supported gathering additional information before making a final decision regarding the proposed ordinance. Councilman Mick Denham noted that the principal destination of buses coming on to Sanibel appears to be Lighthouse Beach, so I think we need to focus our attention there. City Manager Judie Zimomra suggested that the council could request an interceptor study, in order to determine specific details related to bus visits to the island. These would include the number of buses coming on to Sanibel, the number of passengers on these buses, the frequency of their visits and duration of their stay on the island. Wayne Ponader, a representative of the Committee of the Islands, called the issue a public safety problem, adding, While we do nothing, the buses continue to come. Chris Heidrick, representing the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce, said that his organization is not looking to expand bus traffic. Resident Claudia Burns suggested that council look at the environmental impact of buses visiting the island, and consider a permit being required for all bus companies. Fellow citizen Bob Holder asked City Attorney Ken Cuyler how concerned he was that any bus ordinance could be challenged in court. Cuyler responded that the city would be justified in establishing regulations for bus parking, since it pertains to public safety, city finances and traffic issues. Mayor Kevin Ruane asked Williams and his staff to continue to gather data related to the bus parking ordinance and to look at the economic impact as well as impact on the citys infrastructure. He also suggested the study be conducted over the next 30 days. Vice Mayor Doug Congress offered that data be collected through Easter Week (April 20 to 26), which has traditionally been the busiest week for traffic on Sanibel. With unanimous approval for gathering additional data, Ruane added that the ordinance would be continued to the May 6 city council meeting. Latest Civic Core Concept Is Well Receivedby Jeff LysiakContinuing discussions on the longproposed civic core master plan for Sanibel, members of the city council on Tuesday received the latest update on the conceptual layout as well as the workflow timeline related to the project. Last November, architect Henry Woodroffe outlined a plan that would consolidate BIG ARTS, the Herb continued on page 50 Mayor Kevin Ruane reads a proclamation recognizing Assistant City Engineer Sandy Larsen for her 25 years of service photos by Jeff Lysiak Kevin Ruane presents a proclamation honoring police dispatcher Jennifer Wilson upon her retirement from full-time employmentMore City pages 33 and 50




ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201412 Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. and GladiolusNowOpen Mondays!ClothingFurniture ArtworkCollectables ElectronicsMusic BooksHoliday ItemsLinensHome Dcor AppliancesKitchen Building Supplies Sporting Goods CommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e 225-652915501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908Now Open Monday Saturday from 9amto4pm 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, 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 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 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 RANDOLPH N. WILKINSON, IIIRandolph Randy N. Wilkinson, III, beloved husband of Elizabeth Penny Wilkinson (ne Summer) for 53 years, died on February 22, 2014 due to complications from multiple myeloma. Father of Brad Wilkinson, Katie (Shane) Heekin and Sarah Wilkinson. Devoted grandfather of Colin, Luke and Ryan Heekin. Brother of Jane Spicer of Lewisburg, West Virginia. Born in Huntington, W est Virginia, he graduated from Western Hills High School in 1952. After being awarded a full academic scholarship, Randy earned his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering in 1956 at Yale University, where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi honorary society. He completed his Masters in Industrial Management from the Sloan School at MIT in 1958. Randy worked in research and product development for Procter & Gamble from 1958 until his retirement in 1996 as a director. Among his career highlights were International Division assignments, including a transfer to Canada for two years, the award of a patent and the creation of the Victor Mills Society to honor top research innovators. A member of the University Club of Cincinnati, The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel and the Captiva Island Yacht Club on Captiva, Randy continued to pursue his lifelong passions for reading, bridge, exercise and classical music. As a board member of the Cincinnati Natural History Museum, he was president of the Childrens Museum, facilitating its move to the Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati. More recently, Randy served as chair of the classical music committee at BIG ARTS on Sanibel as well as the BIG ARTS classical music scholarship committee. The memorial service will be private. Memorial gifts may be made to BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 or to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. OBITUARY


13 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 BOBETTE ANN PFEIFERBobette Ann Pfeifer, 75, a 15-year resident of Sanibel, and a 40-year vacationer, formerly of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014 on Sanibel. She was born August 19, 1938 to Robert and Lucille Buchanan, now deceased. She attended the Sanibel Congregational Church and the First Presbyterian Church in Murrysville. Since 1983, she has been an award winning photographer. For her excellence in unique creativity and processing styles in both digital and film format and specializing in nature photography, she has been recognized and awarded at all levels of competition at local, state-wide and international levels, even earning the Photographic Society Associations Four-Star Level in both monochrome and color print categories. Her unique eye for creative composition, color combinations and abstraction gave all of her photography a fresh distinctive style she made the ordinary, extraordinary. She often served as judge for juried photography shows. While she enjoyed the challenge of photography contests and winning, her true passion in life was being out there in the field pushing her camera to the limit. One could often see her photographing birds and animals along the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge trail on Sanibel or at many other locations including the less exotic but much loved Disney Savannah view at Animal Kingdom Lodge. She was also a long time and active member of the Fort Myers Camera Club and kept learning new digital photography techniques in the Digi-Clicks camera study group. She was accepted in the Pittsburgh Society of Artists for her photography and was also an active member of the Penn Art Association and East Suburban Art League. She participated in arts and crafts shows exhibiting and selling her creations in many types of media ranging from bread dough, fused glass beads and stained glass. Much of this creativity was fostered by her college education at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where she earned a degree in parks and recreation with a minor in art. Bobette was also a longtime member and officer of the American Association of University Women in Fort Myers and Murrysville. An avid reader of mysteries and photography, she was member of many book clubs across multiple states. In Murrysville she was also a member of Symphony East, Womens Club and of the Welcome Wagon Club, delivering meals and creating crafts Bobette Pfeifer, while the accomplished artist and committed to the many social and professional organizations, will best be remembered for her love of family and people. A wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all; always guiding, supporting and nurturing. She took humble pride in participating both as Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader for many years while her children were growing up. Despite her many personal pursuits and interests, her kids remember she always was back home after school or present for the many after school events. She is fondly remembered by many for her warm and sincere smile, sunny good humor and pitching in to help in any way no matter where she was at. Besides her love of family, friends and the arts, she also had a soft spot in her heart for many family dogs, gardening and growing beautiful flowers. She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Norman Ray Pfeifer of Sanibel; two children, Dr. Cynthia Ann Pfeifer-Hill of Alva, Oklahoma, and Craig Norman Pfeifer, daughter-in-law Jaiprabha JP of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Joseanna C. and Joseph C. Pfeifer; five Ridgway great grandchildren; sister-in-law Jenny Buchanan and her niece and nephew, Danielle and Rob Buchanan. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Richard Buchanan, and her son-in-law, Dr. Loyd V. Hill. Formal services will be held at a later date to be announced. Memorial contributions in memory of Bobette Ann Pfeifer are suggested to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231 or to Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957. Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book at www. Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care. OBITUARY JEAN M. POMBOJean M. Pombo of Cypress Cove in Fort Myers, died on January 30, 2014 at Hope Hospice surrounded by her loving daughters. She was born January 9, 1922 in Paterson, New Jersey, to James and Ruth Logan. Married in 1941, she and her now late husband August Charles Pombo owned and operated popular restaurants in Totowa and Greenwood Lake, New Jersey, for over 35 years. They relocated from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey to Southwest Florida in 1971, where Jean became a real estate broker in a partnership in Cape Coral and later with a Sanibel brokerage. She also taught real estate at Edison Community College. Over the years, she and Charlie lived first in Cape Coral then Sanibel and Fort Myers and built a home in Franklin, North Carolina, where she enjoyed living in the mountains, her preferred locale. They had three daughters who one by one followed them to Florida, and who were blessed with two loving parents. Jean was an independent thinker, a devoted and supportive wife and partner to her husband of 59 years, and a caring and selfless mother to her daughters. She was self-contained, an avid reader, a lifelong student of consciousness growth and a member of Astara and Center for Spiritual Awareness. She was predeceased by her husband Charles, her parents, brother Robert Logan and her sonin-law William E. Wilson. She is survived by daughters Roberta Logan Pombo of Fort Myers, Patricia Wilson and Charlene Black of Sanibel; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201414 The Captiva Island Yacht Club Mark Davis, President of Sailors for the Sea will be the featured speaker. Founded in 2004 in Newport, Rhode Island, by David Rockefeller Jr. and Dr. David Treadway, Sailors for the Sea is the only ocean conservation nonprofit focused on the sailing and boating community. Mr. Davis is making a special tr ip to the Captiva Island Yacht Club to address the residents and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. This CIYC event is free and open to the public. Environmental Program Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10 AM Starry Starry Night March 9SCC Student Ministries annual Starry Starry Night Night of the Stars Talent Show will be held on Sunday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Come and experience our evening of talent, American Idol-style. This year, they will have an exceptional lineup of performers that will make you laugh, cry, sing, want to dance or just put a smile on your face. Also, they will feature talent from Sanibel residents of all ages showing off their skills. Refreshments will follow. Starry Starry Night is a talent show to showcase SCC Student Ministries. This night will also be a great way to observe and hear about what God has done, is doing and will continue to do through our youth ministry. The teens have several mission opportunities planned for this summer. One of these is a mission trip tocontinued on page 18 Nola Kilgore as Audrey Hepburn Pastors Centennial MessageOne hundred years ago, Sanibel Community Church was born on Sanibel Island. For a century, the congregation has served the community, proclaiming the good news of Gods love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Recently, Dr. Ed VanderHey, associate pastor emeritus of the church, preached a message about how God works through the lives of retired people. Having served in ministry more than 50 years (15 at SCC), Pastor Ed brought his seasoned wisdom to this timely topic that reflects the heart of the congregation. According to Dr. VanderHey, Even though people are retired, they still want to make a difference they still want to make a significant contribution and that is the passion of the retired people at Sanibel Community Church. Hundreds of volunteers make a difference in the community and especially in the lives of young people here on the Islands. Many of these veteran Christians serve as table parents at LOGOS or volunteer with teens, he added. It is a beautiful thing to see. continued on page 18 Temple Bat Yam To Celebrate Passover April 14Every year, Jews around the world celebrate Passover to commemorate the Exodus of the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery as described in the Hebrew Scriptures (often referred to as the Old Testament). It is considered a pilgrim festival which has historical and agricultural significance and is celebrated by Reform Jews for seven days in the spring during harvest time. The Hebrew Scriptures describe the 10 plagues that God was said to have caused to punish the Egyptians when the Pharaoh refused to set the Jews free. The last of these was the slaughter of the Egyptian first born children. In order for the Jews to be exempt from this plague, they were instructed to mark their doorposts and lintels with the blood of a Pascal Lamb so that the Angel of Death would pass over the Jewish households. When the Pharaoh finally relented, Moses led the Jews to the Sea of Reeds (the Red Sea), which God had caused to part, allowing the Jews to cross safely, while the Egyptians in pursuit were drowned. The story of this saga in ancient Egypt is read annually at the Seder table so that all Jews today are to consider that they, too, were part of that Exodus out of Egypt led by Moses. Temple Bat Yams Passover Seder will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 14, the first night of Passover, at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, where they will make every effort to accommodate all who wish to participate in this traditionally sold-out event. This will be a catered dinner including all the favorite traditional Passover foods, supplemented by side dishes and desserts prepared by Bat Yams own master chefs. Guests may provide their own personal Seder plates, matzoh covers, wine and any other traditional table items to create a homelike ambience. The cost will be $40 for Bat Yam members and immediate family guests, $50 for non-member guests and $18 for children 10 and under. Reservations can be made with members of the Seder Committee Miriam Bailey (489-0460 or MiriamBailey@ or Ann Arnoff (472-8809 or AnnOf The community is welcome to join Temple Bat Yam members for this special evening. Please indicate the number of people in your party and any seating requests. Tables will seat up to eight/nine people. Interested parties are encouraged to make their reservations now. Moses leads the Jews across the Sea of Reeds (the Red Sea)


15 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 World Day Of Prayer Is March 7Each 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 Saint Isabel Catholic Church, Chapel by the Sea of Captiva, Christian Science, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Sanibel Community Church, and Saint Michael and all Angels Episcopal Church will meet for service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 7 at Saint Isabel Catholic Church. 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 theme chosen is Streams in the Desert. This harks to the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well, and is symbolic of both the divisiveness of the 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 and inspired by the traditional foods of Egypt, served in the parish hall. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 472-2763. St. Isabel Catholic Church is located at 3559 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Back row, 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. Isabel; Jan Anderson, Sanibel Community Church; Genny Gray, St. Isabel; Julie Kocourek, St. Isabel. Front row, from left: Leslie Anding, St. Isabel; Lois Codair, St. Isabel; Becky Higbie, Christian Science; Gillian Bath, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church; Mary Miller, Christian Science; Nancy Venuto, St. Isabel. Various church participants rehearsing for World Day of Prayer Various church participants rehearsing for World Day of Prayer Finalists To Perform At Art Walk On Friday, March 7, the Young Artists Awards will provide a preview of the talented finalists performing at their upcoming gala during Fort Myers Art Walk at the Reverie and Rock Art Gallery in the historic downtown River District. Three vocalists selected to perform at the Young Artists Awards 11th annual gala to be held on Monday, March 10 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. during Art Walk in front of the gallery, located at 1528 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. Martina Long, 18, is a senior at Cypress Lake High School and is a 2014 finalist in both drama and contemporary voice/musical theatre. Sarah Daigle, 18, is a recent graduate of North Fort Myers High School who will be attending the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts in the fall, was named a finalist in the classical voice category. Bryanna Walker, 16, attends Fort Myers High School and is a finalist in classical voice and contemporary voice/musical theatre. The Young Artists Awards, in its 11th year of programming, is a not-for-profit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. The performance is free and open to the public. Details about tickets to the event on Monday, March 10 will also be available. For more information on the Young Artists Awards, visit www. or Young Artists Awards on Facebook. Martina Long, Sarah Daigle and Bryanna Walker


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201418 From page 14Starry NightStaten Island, New York, for two different weeks, where they will be ministering to at-risk city kids. The Staten Island team will be connecting with Urban Hope NYC for a week of their summer camp for inner-city children. The team hopes to sponsor Urban Hope camp children, as well as allowing Urban Hope to have additional funds for needs that arise this year. All donations will be given towards scholarships for our upcoming mission trips this summer to Staten Island, New York, Moldova and Guatemala. If you are interested in performing at Starry Starry Night, contact Youth Pastor Kevin Schafer at 472-2684. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, next to Jerrys Market. All are welcome to attend. From page 14MessageEach Sunday this centennial year, the morning message has been a Biblical perspective on the DNA of Sanibel Community Church. Senior Pastor Dr. Daryl Donovan said, Each Sunday. we are taking a look at how God has uniquely formed and worked through the Sanibel Community Church. The church will also have dramatic presentations depicting each decade of its 100 years of service. On Sunday, April 27, the celebration will culminate with a community old-fashioned fish fry starting at noon on the church campus. Sanibel Community Church was formed in 1914 and has served as a non-denominal evangelical congregation for 100 years. The historic chapel, built in 1917, is now surrounded by a beautiful campus serving multiple ministries at 1740 Periwinkle Way, next to Jerrys Market. Worship service times are 8 and 11 a.m. for traditional services, with a Contemporary Worship service at 9 a.m. Childcare is provided at all services. For more information, visit or call 472-2684. Pastor Ed VanderHey 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email Read us online at


19 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Brown Pelicanby Patricia MolloySouthwest Florida boasts a wide variety of spectacular seabirds. Of these, perhaps the most fascinating is the brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). To watch these graceful flyers skim across the surface of the ocean and deftly dive into the waters for food is awe-inspiring. While rather clumsy on land, the brown pelican is an expert plunge diver thanks to superior eyesight; it can spot fish in the water from heights of 50 to 60 feet. The large pouch of skin suspended from its long gray bill can hold up to three times more than its stomach nearly three gallons of fish and water.Brown pelicans are one of the largest seabirds in the U.S. However, they are the smallest members of the seven pelican species worldwide. Adult males and females are similar in appearance and size, weighing approximately eight pounds (3.6 kg) with a four-foot long body and a wingspan of seven feet (2.1 m). They are also long-lived birds. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, one pelican captured in Florida had been banded 31 years earlier! At any given time, CROW is likely to have more than one pelican in its care; their curious nature and habit of staying in close proximity to fishermen in search of a handout, often puts them in harms way. Take for example the case of patient #0019, which had inadvertently swallowed a fishing hook and sinker. He came in with a hook in his GI (gastrointestinal) tract), explained Dr. Kristin Dub. Specifically, the metal objects were located in the ventriculus, more commonly known as the gizzard. According to Dr. Heather Barron, the likelihood that the pelican will simply pass them on its own is very slim. It happens rarely; Id say in less than 10 percent of these cases. While the plan all along has been to remove the objects surgically, inflammation and infection had to be addressed first. For at least 10 days, the pelican will require supportive care: antibiotics, pain medication, a lot of fatty fish to eat, and light exercise in the form of daily tub time. Once Dr. Heather is confident that the pelican is strong enough to survive general anesthesia, the hook and sinker will be removed.With continued medical care and patience, the pelican will make a full recovery and be returned to its home on Sanibels pristine white beaches. 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: The brown pelican stretches its neck to grab a finger mullet during its daily tub time 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 634 N. Yachtsman Drive Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201420 Snook Season Open; Warm Water Is Keyby Capt. Matt MitchellMarch 1 began the two-month opening of snook season for our area. This short period to harvest a snook can go either way with the action being very dependent on water temperature. If conditions continue to warm, snook fishing can be excellent, but more cold fronts and low water temperatures can make this a tough time to catch a snook let alone a slot-sized fish. Constantly changing weather has made baitfish a little tough to locate but when you can locate shiners, snook are much more willing to eat. Another option to catch snook without using shiners is to work mangrove shorelines with soft plastic jigs and twitch baits. With higher afternoon tides, this week should have the perfect set-up to catch these snook as they lie out from the trees sunning themselves. Covering lots of mangrove shoreline on the trolling motor while pitching jigs is probably my favorite way to catch snook when the conditions are right. Target sunwarmed, wind-blown shorelines ranging in depth from two to four feet. Redfish action picked up some this week with more and more keepersized fish starting to feed. Soaking cut baits around the edges and drop offs of exposed bars and flats during the morning low tides was the most effective method. At times during calm water periods you could see pods of reds pushing around on the edges of these bars. Most are in the middle slot but dont be surprised to catch a 30-incher as there are some real bruisers in the mix. Mangrove and oyster bar high water redfish action should really pick up this week too as we finally have some decent tides over two feet coming up. After months of low water, tides are starting to get better and better as spring approaches. Chunk bait is hard to beat for this as the many bait-stealing mangrove snapper around the trees have made shrimp fishing for redfish just about impossible. Trout action continues to be non-stop. There are still lots of shortsized trout out there but the ratio of keeper sized fish to short fish just keeps getting better and better. Live shrimp under a popping cork will get bitten just about every cast once you locate these fish. I have been switching it up and throwing a big freelined threadfin to these same areas trying to search out those much larger trout. You wont get one every time like this but when you do its usually over 20 inches. Look for flats with clean water and good tide movement then fish in the sandy pot holes around depth changes and drop offs. The clearer the water the easier it is to find the sand holes where the trout stack up. While moving around on the flats keep your eyes peeled for skipping pompano. When these fish get spooked by the running boat you will often see them skip in the wake. Most flats this week produced a pompano here and there. Spanish mackerel continue to be more numerous too out on the flats as our water temperature warms. Even while fishing deep creeks in the Ding Darling Refuge this week we caught mackerel along with a great mix of other species. Black drum were the real bonus species caught in the refuge this week. These fish went anywhere from three pounds up to right around 10 pounds. They were all caught while targeting sheepshead and redfish. Black drum really prefer a small bait, a oz jig head sweetened with a chunk of fresh shrimp caught them in just about every deep, shell-bottomed creek with fast tide movement. The deeper was not one after another they made for a good fight when you were expecting to catch a sheepshead. With warming water temperatures, the variety of species and amount of quality fish in the sound is getting better by the day. Even if we get a more few more little cold fronts, the worst of winter should be well behind us. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email 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; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Spencer from Chicago with one of two black drum caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201422 Riley Van Straten, 12, caught and released this 22-inch redfish while fishing with his great uncle, Denny Baer. Riley and his family were visiting Jean and Denny Baer recently to escape the cold of Kimberly, Wisconsin. Riley Van Straten with his fish catch Fish Caught Mackenzie Matlen from Birmingham, Michigan, has been coming to Sanibel for 19 years. When I found the white horse conch I said Wow! Ive never found a shell like this before, she said. At first I thought the three alphabet cones were junonias, but sadly not, she added. Shells Found Mackenzie Matlen Fourteen-year-old Chris Cook, visiting from Michigan, caught a 25-inch redfish on white bait near Matlacha. He was on a fishing trip with Sea Reed Charters. Fish Caught Read us online at


23 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 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$9.99 Birds Eye ViewEagle Adventuresby Mark Bird WestallAs many of you know, I have been a little involved in helping the eagles at Gulf Pines/Gulf Shores find a suitable nesting site since their nest tree died several years ago. They nested for a few years in an artificial nest I built for them until the rotting nest tree broke in two. Then after another few years of the pair moving around from one unsatisfactory natural site to another, they have just this year started using an artificial platform that I designed and two healthy chicks are being raised there. Since I dont live on the island anymore, I try to check in on the chicks progress every time I have a canoe trip. So, the other day I was finishing up one of my trips and seriously thinking about just heading home and not worrying about the status of the chicks; after all, I was going to be back on the island the next day. Surely, the chicks could get along fine without me looking in on them for one single day! But then I remembered that another one of our strong cold fronts had passed through the night before and there had been quite a bit of rain combined with some strong winds. I decided that I had better turn around and go back up island and make sure the chicks weathered the storm. As I pulled off of the road and focused my binoculars on the platform, I was expecting to see at least one of the chicks standing high up on the side of the nest just as I had seen him doing the day before; just short of two months old and already flapping his wings! But I didnt see anybody up there! My heart skipped a beat. But then I really focused my eyes through the binoculars and I thought I could just barely see what appeared to be the telltale brown tail feathers of one of the chicks lying flat on his belly by looking through one of the slats of the shade attached to the side of the platform. And I thought that, just maybe, another spot of brown visible nearby might be the other chick. But then to my dismay, I saw the first chick stretch out a wing for a second or two, confirming that all I was seeing so far was just one chick. So where was the other chick? Had the gusting winds been strong enough the night before to whisk the uncoordinated bird off of the platform and down to the ground ninety feet below? I decided that maybe I wasnt going to go home for a while and would have to stay and see if I could catch a glimpse of the other chick. I wasnt sure how long I would be waiting for some sign, but I knew that if I didnt eventually see the second chick on the nest, I would have to venture out into the wetlands and go look for him on the ground. While waiting there with my eyes glued to my binoculars, my thoughts wandered to the many times in the past that my concern for the safety of some osprey or eagle chick(s) had led me to stop by a nesting site, only to discover that my concerns were justified and it was lucky for the downed chick(s) that I just had a funny feeling and decided that I should check on that particular nest. I have often wondered if someone like me, someone who lives his life closely connected to the natural world, can actually come to sense what is happening in that world more easily than others can. One simple example happened in the late s after I told Lee Countys Eagle Technical Advisory Committee (ETAC) that I was going to resign from the committee after the nesting season and, therefore would no longer be groundtruthing (checking from the ground) my designated eagle nests or flying as pilot in command for the countys monthly eagle surveys during the nesting season. The director of the Environmental Department for the county asked if I would show him how I got to my particular eagle nests so he could help my replacement continue monitoring the next season. We spent an afternoon going to about seven or eight nests and had just one more to go. It was a warm afternoon and it was starting to get late and I know he was anxious to get back to the office. To get to where we could get a good view of the last nest with a pair of binoculars we had to walk through some pretty thick bush. As I was looking at the nest with my binocs from about 500 feet away, however, I just felt that something wasnt right. Both parents were perched in the nest tree (which was normal), but I knew that both chicks were getting pretty large and neither one was visible in the nest. I spent a few minutes watching the adults and they spent a lot of time looking below the nest. The director was ready to head back to the car; the adults were in attendance and he now knew how to find the nest, but I told him, Somethings wrong. So we walked the last 500 feet through the bush and as we got closer, the adults started getting more and more agitated. Sure enough, when we got to the base of the tree, there whre both chicks standing on the ground at the base of the tree. The director looked at me with a funny look and said, You knew they were here on the ground didnt you? I was surprised by his question because, for me, the signs were all there; the adults were telling me something was wrong. Since both chicks looked healthy and appeared to be close to fledging, I merely climbed a little ways up into a nearby accessible tree and set both chicks on branches up off the ground. Eagles are famous for continuing to care for chicks that fledge a little too early and I saw no reason to remove them from the area. Upon my next survey, I saw both chicks perched one in the nest tree and the other nearby a successful nest!continued on page 24


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201424 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 Fishing Club MeetingOn Tuesday, March 11, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The Community House. This months featured speaker is Mike Campbell, environmental specialist and senior artificial reef director for Lee County Division of Natural Resources. Campbell will give Power Point presentation, beginning at 7 p.m., on the recent invasion of the lionfish into both Lee and Collier county offshore waters. Originally from the Indo-Pacific oceans, lionfish in the gulf have no known predators and are known to eat juvenile snapper, grouper and other important gamefish. First discovered near Dania, Florida in 1985, the lionfish is now rampant in the Florida Keys and will eventually invade the entire Gulf of Mexico. Campbell will also give an update on current status of lionfish on offshore reefs. A round-up rodeo is planned for April that will put scores of local divers down to try to remove these venomous fish from regional reefs and ledges. Anyone interested in artificial reefs and invasive species is welcome to attend the meeting. There is no admission charge. Pizza and refreshments will be available at a nominal charge. The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly throughout season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and organizations such as START, Lee Reefs and Sanibel Sea School. For information on joining the club, contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or go to www. Power Squadron Boating SeminarsThe Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron, a non-profit educational organization for the promotion of boating safety, is offering another pair of seminars for boaters. These seminars will be held on Saturday, March 15 at the Landings in Fort Myers. Mastering Rules of the Road will be presented 10 a.m. and Coastal Navigation at 1:30 p.m. Rules of the Road provides an explanation of the 37 navigational rules for both the U.S. Inland Rules and the International Rules. It simplifies the sometimes complex law relating to boat operation for the recreational boater and is a starting point for study preparation for the U.S. Coast Guard license examination. The seminar includes McGraw-Hills The One Minute Guide to the Nautical Rules of the Road and student notes with slides. Coastal Navigation teaches practical techniques for planning, navigating and checking your progress on the water. Especially helpful will be the presentation of back-up techniques to be used when the electronics become suspect so that the captain and creww can navigate safely and comfortably. The student kit contains The Weekend Navigator textbook, a notes booklet, and a Chart Navigator Training CD containing navigational software. Those attending any of these seminars will be registered in the United States Power Squadrons national database and receive credit toward future national boating certification. For course descriptions and registration go to seminars.htm. Click on find a location near me and follow the instructions for registration. Call Andrew Jacob at 5390055 or Steve Abbott at 395-9409 for additional assistance. 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite BQWIKPACK & SHIP Yacht Club Offers Environmental ProgramsThe Captiva Island Yacht Club presents two public environmental programs annually, which are free and open to the public. The next program will be held on Tuesday, March 11 at 10 a.m. The featured presenter will be Mark Davis, president of Sailors For The Sea, an international, nonprofit environmental organization based in Newport, Rhode Island. Sailors For The Sea educates and engages the boating community in the worldwide protection of the oceans. Last September, 100 members of the Captiva Island Yacht Club travelled to San Francisco for the opening weekend of the 34th Americas Cup. Sailors For The Sea was the official Clean Regattas Partner of the 34th Americas Cup. CIYC Rear Commodore Paul McCarthy met Sailors For The Sea founder and chairman David Rockefeller, Jr. at a CIYC Americas Cup event at the St. Francis Yacht Club. As Rockefeller has been impressed with the culture of environmental awareness on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva, he recommended that Sailors For The Seas Davis present an environmental program at the yacht club. During his presentation, Davis will discuss his organizations Clean Regatta initiative. This is a certification program wherein sailing programs and regattas adopt principles and practices to achieve higher environmental standards. He will also discuss Sailors For The Seas youth environmental education programs. The Captiva Island Yacht Club is pleased that Davis is traveling from Newport to Captiva to discuss these interesting environmental issues, which are so important to the sailing and boating public. All are welcome to attend this event. Arrive early for best seating. From page 23Birds EyeAnother time I had a feeling about eagle chicks, I had to get down and dirty! To be continued. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit for more information. Morning Stroll In The WoodsTraverse wetland, oak hammock and pine flatwoods on ADAcompliant 1/2-mile live oak loop boardwalk and trail while learning more about the birds, butterflies and plants that call this home. Visit one small section of a 1,290-acre Conservation 20/20 wilderness oasis that includes nature trails, scenic observation areas and picnic pavilions. The next guided nature walk at Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve will take place on Saturday, March 8 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The degree of difficulty of this walk is easy. Participants should remember to bring items they may need during the walk (i.e. water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, closedtoed shoes or boots, etc.). Restrooms are available. Participants will meet in the parking lot of Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserves east entrance, located at 10130 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. For more information, call 707-0862. Downy woodpecker


25 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 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 islan d 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-passenger power catamaran. Cruise the Captiva & Sanibel coastline and learn about the conservation he ritage of these unique barrier islands. Enjoy dolphin and wildlife sightings. Continue down the 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) For Reservations: 239-472-5300 Untangle Tackle From Vegetation And Discard It Staff and volunteers at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge have noticed a dramatic rise in the amount of monofilament fishing line/gear tangled in mangroves throughout the waterways. And CROW Wildlife Hospital personnel have seen a disturbing increase in the number of birds, reptiles and mammals injured or killed by carelessly discarded fishing line/gear. In an effort to raise awareness that fishing tackle catches more than fish, the two conservation organizations have developed a Clear Your Gear campaign. The Island Sun newspaper is partnering with CROW and Ding Darling by publicizing Clear Your Gear messages and offering weekly updates on the program. A pelican with hook and line in its bill An alligator with a fishing lure in its mouth Awhite ibis dangling from monofilament line in a tree photo by Toni Ferrell A yellow crowned night heron hanging by monofilament You may scan the QR code in the above graphic to view a short, selfadvancing slide show that depicts the reasons the campaign was initiated Monofilament line tangled on a roseate spoonbill and egret A cormorant consuming fishing gear


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201426 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 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... CROW To Host Antique, Fine Art & Jewelry AuctionOn Saturday, April 12, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. (CROW) will host an Antique, Fine Art & Estate Jewelry Auction at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. This live auction, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is the highlight of a day-long event that also features a large Buy It Now! sale of additional antiques, fine art and estate jewelry. CROW has secured Kathleen M. Pica to serve as auctioneer. A Florida licensed auctioneer and founder of Auctions Neapolitan & Gallery in Naples, she has almost 30 years experience buying and selling antiques, fine art and valuable personal property. Pica actively participates in educational seminars and fundraisers for some of Southwest Floridas finest philanthropic and social organizations. Doors for the Buy It Now! sale will open at 1 p.m. Those interested in the live auction will be able to view all items between 1 and 5 p.m. The Buy It Now! sale will end at the conclusion of the live auction. In addition to the live auction and the Buy It Now! sale, three antique appraisers will be available to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. They will appraise items at $5 per item. A cash bar and complimentary hors doeuvres will be available throughout the day. The entry fee for the event is a $5 donation to CROW. Auctioneer Kathleen M. Pica Chest of drawers or hutch Fine jewelry Dan Freeman of Minnesota found a junonia and an alphabet cone on the beach at Gulfside City Park, Sanibel. He said, Been shelling for over 30 years wife has found two. Shells Found Dan Freeman Artwork To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


27 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 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 W aterview from 5-10 pm. At Turtles Beach & Pool Bar, casual diners can enjoy menu selections from 11-7 daily. Sample our All-You-C an-Eat poolside BBQ buet every Saturday from 1-4. Enjoy live entertainment In Sea Breeze Caf Visit 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show presents informative anecdotes about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), along with photos of patients treated at the facility. In 2013, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3391 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 publically, 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, March 14 at 11 a.m., with a repeat at 2 p.m., in CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 SanibelCaptiva 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 Baby crow community chorus Baby black vulture on scale Baby burrowing owl Baby ducks photo(s) courtesy of CROW


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201430 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days Wine Wednesdays $8.00 OFFany bottle of wine $25 or more. All Evening. HAPPY HOUR 4:30-6:30 7 DAYS GLUTEN FREE PIZZA & PASTA AVAILABLE! $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 3/12/14The purchase of each adult entree. Iron Chef Winner Sal Velez invites you to try one of his award winning specials and a wood fired pizza! 3/14/14 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 Yes Megan, Our Oysters are out of this world!OYSTER BAR NOW OPEN 7 DAYS Serving the largest selection of oysters in SW Florida With Miss World, Megan Young Shell Of The WeekThe Striate Piddockby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationThe inchlong striate piddock, Martesia striata (Linnaeus, 1758), uses its rough shell to bore through wood. Piddocks use the front end of their shells in a semicircular motion to drill through the wood, creating a long, cylindrical hole that is occupied for life by the animal. To collect their shells, look for Swiss cheeselike driftwood with the characteristic boreholes indicative of their presence. Learn more about the species at http:// cfm?id=282. This Week at the Museum Exhibit Chat: This 10-minute presentation will provide an in-depth look to a different exhibit. Daily at 11 a.m. Live Tank Demonstration: See Live Mollusks Up-Close and Personal. See a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, watch a lighting whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with the jet propulsion skills. 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 will provide shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Thursday at 2 p.m. Weekly Schedule Friday, March 7 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, March 10 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shelling 101 at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 13 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shell ID Clinic at 2 p.m., Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Phone 239-395-2233 or visit www. The striate piddock and a piece of bored driftwood found on Sanibel


31 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Refuge To Host Fakahatchee Strand BiologistMike Owen, lead biologist for Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, will make a special guest appearance at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, March 21 in the free Visitor & Education Center at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. Owen will talk about the famous wild orchid populations at Fakahatchee Preserve, known as the Amazon of North America for its remarkable flora and fauna 44 species of native orchids, 14 of native bromeliads, royal palms, bald cypress, Florida panthers, black bears and more. 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. Seating for the lectures is limited and available on a first-come basis. 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 Upcoming Ding Darling Lecture Series Events (*Book-signings will follow starred presentations) March 20 Steve Archibald, Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center Wilderness 101 1 p.m. (lecture only) 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 & Chris Lechowicz, authors of Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands *April 11 Clyde Butcher, nature photographer and author of Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or The delicate ghost orchid, star of Fakahatchee Strand photo courtesy Visitors to Fakahatchee Strand immerse themselves in the experience photo courtesy 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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33 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Council Applauds CHRs Annual Reportby Jeff LysiakDuring Tuesdays city council session, two representatives from Community Housing & Resources, Inc. (CHR) presented their annual report for fiscal year 2013, which confirmed that the organization has maintained a 96.8 percent rent and utilities collection rate and only a 4 percent vacancy rate last year. CHR addressed all previous years notes from the auditors report to management letter. The letter this year stated, No financially significant comments noted for current year. This is excellent improvement in CHRs audit, the report presented by CHR board chair Richard Johnson reads in part. We are operating now on smooth ground and look forward to continuing, Johnson added. CHR Executive Director Kelly Collini noted that the organization has operated in the black since January 2013, having paid all outstanding debts and eliminated a $30,000 deficit. In addition, $60,000 has been dedicated to establish two reserve accounts, half of which is to establish a rental replacement reserve fund for maintenance and/or replacement of roofs, staircases and other capital projects for CHR rentals buildings. The other half is to establish a Limited Equity Ownership (LEO) application reserve fund to ensure that funding is available to pay for the appreciation owed to LEO owners upon selling their home back to CHR. Collini described the annual report as fabulous news. The nine-page document presented to the city also indicated that CHR has sold the last available LEO unit, thus reducing long-term debt by $160,000. Councilman Mick Denham praised the report, and told Johnson and Collini that he was very surprised and pleased with the progress youve made this year. 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. (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks March 13Several 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, March 13 at 10 a.m. $5 adults. Cane Toads Mar. 11The 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, March 11 at 10 a.m. Free to all. Beach Walks at Two LocationsBeach Walk at West Wind Inn March 11 Meet your SCCF guide on the beach at West Wind Inn at 3345 West Gulf drive at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 11 at 10 a.m. Free. Bowmans Beach & Birds March 12 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., Mar. 12 at 8 a.m. 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 Invasive Cane toads Native Southern toads grow to 5.5 long grow to 3 long Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise March 9Come with us to experience the historic meanders of the upriver Caloosahatchee, following the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee. This 2.5 hour adventure departs from the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam Park off SR 80 in Olga. Sun. March 9 at 1 p.m. Reservations required by March 7, 472-2329. $40. Also April 13, May 11.Coyote and Bear Tales Mar. 12Coyotes and a Florida black bear (since relocated) were recently documented on the island for the first time. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species. Wednesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. $5 adults.Tides, Currents & the Florida Shelf March 12 Tides and currents affect most of our lives daily. Why do the islands sometimes have just one tide a day? Learn how water behaves as the earth spins, the moon orbits and the winds blow. Wednesday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m. $5 adultsBirding at the Preserves March 14Both new and experienced birders are welcome to join experienced birders at Sanibel Gardens off Island Inn Road. Call 472-2329 for more info. Friday, March 14 at 8 a.m. Free. Presentation On Pakistan And AfghanistanThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point will host a presentation, entitled The Story of Pakistan and Afghanistan, by Professor Adrian Kerr on Tuesday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point. Kerr offers a two-part series of lectures on the history and colorful cultures of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Each country is often overshadowed by their neighbors the giant India to their south and Iran to their north. They are two of the most enigmatic countries and both have emerged into high profile as a result of the post-9/11 conflicts in the Middle East. Tickets for the class are $10 and are available by calling 489-8472. Professor Adrian Kerr brings such richness to The Academy, said Teri Kollath, manager of volunteer services and The Academy at Shell Point. He always brings some of the most intriguing and insightful presentations to our residents and the community, she said. These two historical presentations are a prelude to Professor Kerrs lecture on Pakistan post-9/11 scheduled for May. Kerr is the author of Ancient Egypt and Us, a concise yet sweeping review of 3,000 years of history that focuses on how modern religion, literature, art, architecture, medicine, cosmetics, warfare, peace treaties, mathematics, government, womens empowerment and science all have their roots in ancient Egypt. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. Shell Point Retirement Community is in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Egyptian landscape


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201434 Hortoons Duplicate Bridge ResultsDduplicate bridge results from Tuesday, February 25, with 11 tables in play at The Community House, are: North/South 1. Alaine Jass and Will Smith 2. Karen and Geoffrey Moss 3. Kenneth Appel and Albert Simon 4. Marvin Wachs and Clark Wackerman East/West 1. Dorothy and Irwin Levy 2. Berta Wetzel and Charles Rogers 3. Lou and Hendrik Regtuit 4. Sue Danford and Linda Drasnin On Thursday, February 27, there were eight tables in play at The Community House. The winners were: North/South 1. Karen and Geoffrey Moss 2. Linda and Gordon Coons 3. Clara and Terry Terrana East/West 1. Marlyn and James Stewart 2. Dick Butler and Dick Turney 3. Maureen Hnatow and Susan Riley There are two ACBL-sanctioned games at The Community House. The games are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. from the beginning of January through the end of April. For information, contact Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining 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


35 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 2014 Earth Day At The RefugeTrash-talking, plarn and Bagzilla are just a few highlights of the adult and kid activities that will be available at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 19. Free activities will include giveaways to the first 200 arrivals, earth crafts in the Education Center classroom, a guided hike along Indigo Trail and the new Wildlife Education Boardwalk, a trashy contest for kids, family story-times, free admission to Wildlife Drive for hikers and bikers, free bike rentals and upcycle trash activities. We are gearing our activities for all ages, said Ranger Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist. Well bring back our disposable bag-costumed Bagzilla character and teach people how to turn trash into jewelry and other masterpieces. JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS), and Tarpon Bay Explorers co-host Earth Day at the Refuge. Watch local papers for more details, visit or call 4721100 ext. 236. Bagzilla wears a years worth of an average persons disposable bag consumption Audubon Bailey Tract Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be held on Saturday, March 8 at The Bailey Tract. Participants should take Island Inn Road across from Baileys General Store and meet at the back entrance to the Bailey Tract at 8 a.m. Free parking is available in the field. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of birding experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for more details. Northern cardinal photo by Sam Ayres Birding In The PreservesJoin experienced birders on outings on the second and fourth Fridays of the month to two island preserves: Sanibel Gardens Preserves, jointly owned and managed by the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and the City of Sanibel, and the Shipley Trail, located 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 continued on page 52 Red-bellied woodpecker photo by Clair Postmus 2013-2014 Season Show Sponsors: 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957Tickets: (239) 472-6862 and ONLINE at Opening Night Receptions Hosted by: Season Sponsor: COMING SOON...Discounts & Specials Available For Group Rates.All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise notedAdult: $42 Student/Child $5 March 7 April 5 7 pm, Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 72 pm, Wednesday Matines: March 12 & 194 pm, Sunday Twilight Shows: March 9, 16, 23 & 30All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise notedMusic by Keith Hermann Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman Smart, bubbly and ardent. New York Daily News Show Sponsor:The Big BangMusic by Jed Feuer Book & Lyrics by Boyd GrahamApril 11 May 3 7 pm, Opening Night Reception: Friday, April 11 2 pm, Wednesday Matines: April 16 & 23


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201438 Center Hosts Successful Rachel Carson Lecture submitted by Kevin Bedson, Center for Envionmental Sustainability EducationExcitement filled the air at BIG ARTS as guests waited to see Rachel Carson brought to life in the renowned one-woman show A Sense of Wonder. Actress Kaiulani Lee, who has more than 35 years of experience in theater, film and television, performed the play with extreme passion. Lees moving performance captured Carsons essence and left guests captivated. The centers annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture seeks to engage the public in discussions on sustainability, ethics, democracy and literature with scholars and public intellectuals. This year, to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the center invited Lee to perform the one-woman show. In A Sense of Wonder, Lee took on the role of Carson in order to showcase her love of the natural world and her fight to defend it. The play has been the centerpiece of regional and national conferences on conservation, education, journalism and the environment, and the center staff felt it would be a great way to commemorate Carson and bring her message to life. Prior to the play, center director Peter Blaze Corcoran presented co-chairs Mary Evelyn Tucker and David Orr with the centers highest award, the Rachel Carson Award. The center gives this award, in the form of a lightning whelk, to recipients who embody Carsons contributions most relevant to the centers mission. Tucker and Orr then made brief remarks, which set the context for the play. Orr set up the historical context and explained why it is so important that we heed Carsons warnings and spread her message today. Tucker provided the cosmological context for Carsons work by drawing attention to the larger story of the universe and life on Earth. After the play, a celebration was held in Phillips Gallery, where guests were able to reflect on a decades worth of scholarship, education and action in pursuit of a more peaceful and sustainable world. Corcoran, Tucker and Orr made remarks on the centers 10-year history and its future, and Lee joined guests to discuss the importance of Carsons work. Sanibel residents Mallory and Peter Haffenreffer announced that they will graciously renew their fundraising challenge, which will match donations to the center up to a total of $10,000. The center is looking forward to the future and is delighted that Lee came to Sanibel and evoked Carsons spirit as a way of commemorating her legacy and the centers 10-year history. The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education is a scholarly center located at Florida Gulf Coast University. It works toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth. To make contributions toward the Haffenreffer Challenge, email the center at or call 5907444. For more information visit www. Kaiulani Lee engages the audience Kaiulani Lee Chuck and Helen Ketteman, Mallory and Peter Haffenreffer, Peter Blaze Corcoran and Maureen Watson The Stauffers, from Zionsville, Pennsylvania, were visiting Cole Stauffers grandparents Dave and Barbara Burnett on Sanibel and shelling at Bowmans Beach when Cole found an alphabet cone and his dad found a large horse conch in late February. Shells Found Cole and Gary Stauffer Shell Club Season FinaleAnne Joffe will be the guest speaker at the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Clubs final meeting of the season. Joffe has traveled to many countries on shelling expeditions, including the Philippine Islands, which are well known for their beautiful shells. She will share her shelling experiences in her presentation titled Welcome to the Philippines. The meeting is on Sunday, March 16 in the Education Room at The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum, and it is open to the public. Anyone who enjoys seashells is welcome to attend. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. Door prizes will be given and refreshments will be served. Is it time to nish your degree? We can help!Scholarships & mentors


39 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 BIG ARTS Womens Seminar Hosts Former Senator WalshBIG ARTS welcomed Marian Walsh, a public affairs consultant, author, lawyer and former legislator, as the featured speaker during the BIG ARTS Workshop: Womens Seminar: For & About Women. Walsh discussed The Challenges Facing Women in the Political Arena in Schein Performance Hall on February 13. Following the presentation, Sen. Walsh participated in a spirited question and answer session before mingling with the audience during the reception. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Walsh holds a BA in American Studies from Newton College of the Sacred Heart, an MA in Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School and a Juris Doctor from the Suffolk University Law School. In addition to a distinguished political career, serving in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Senate, Walsh is the first woman from her district to becontinued on page 48 From left, Jane Picker, Marian Walsh and Linda Kramer BIG ARTS Hosts Artists Reception, Awards Presentation March 15All are welcome to attend the BIG ARTS Artists Reception on Saturday, March 15 between 5:30 and 7 p.m. in Phillips and Founders galleries. During the reception, awards will be given for the juried Trick Of The Light: Black And White Photography exhibit. The Black And White Photography showcase will be judged by the BIG ARTS Visual Arts Committee and all of the artwork will available for sale. Also on display, the Latin Beat exhibit in Phillips Gallery features a selection of young artists who all hail from a Latin background. Curated by David Acevedo, the show is named Latin Beat because of the connection often seen between the visual images and the rhythmic music of Latin culture. Just as Latin music has many variants from salsa to tango, so there are many variants in Latin art including content, mediacontinued on page 48 Made In Cuba by Shareen Groce Silver Head mixed media by David Acevedo


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201440 Sanibel Antique Shows2014 Show Date March 15th & 16thSbCtnnfrbHt2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 33957 Hours: Saturday 10am 5pm Sunday 11am 5pmTwo days of shopping fun for $6.00. Please bring this ad to receive $1.00 o admission.There will be a silver appraisal service both days. Proceeds donated to the Sanibel Community House. There will also be two $25.00 gift certificates drawn each day. An antiquing adventure in paradise.Renate B. Taylor Promoter P.O. Box 50880 Fort Myers, FL 33994 Getting Henpecked At Every TernThe above image was captured by photographer Beth Warner on March 1, taken shortly after dawn on the beach by The Sanibel Inn. In the past five months, at completely different island locations, times of day and in different flocks, one royal tern will relentlessly harass and pursue another, said Warner. The tern being abused looks meek and ragged, but does nothing to retaliate. Sometimes it grooms itself or makes short feeble flights in unsuccessful attempts to flee. Other terns in the flock cooly observe, avoid involvement and adopt roles as aloof bystanders. The henpecking behavior remains mysterious despite research, but it may be an on-going courtship ritual. Royal terns photo courtesy of Beth Warner David Oginski, 12, of New York, found a junonia at Blind Pass. He was staying at Sanibel Moorings with his family. They said We used the shell net to go for a big lightning whelk and instead got the junonia. Shell Found Wendy Fried, David Oginski and Helene Fried Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


41 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Power Squadron Conducts Change Of Watch CeremonyJames Strothers was installed as the new commander of the Sanibel-Captiva Sail and Power Squadron by District Commander George Musco at the 39th annual Change of Watch. The event was conducted on February 18 at the St. Charles Yacht Club and was attended by squadron members, district officers and officers of neighboring squadrons. Members of the 2014-15 Executive Committee, who took their oaths of office and received their flags, include Executive Officer Charlene Timothy, Administrative Officer Robert Allen, Education Officer Jack Purse, Secretary Marge Lieblein and Treasurer Ellen Trevor. Assistant officers are Bill Jennings, assistant educational officer; Judy Pryor, assistant secretary; and Dave Kentner, assistant treasurer. Past Commander Hal Theiss received the Educator of the Year Award for his outstanding instruction of the weather course. District Commander George Musco, left, swearing in James Strothers, the new commander of the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron The new bridge officers, from left, Robert Allen, administrative officer; Charlene Timothy, executive officer; Jack Purse, educ ation officer; Marge Lieblein, secretary; and Ellen Trevor, treasurer From left, Education Officer Jack Purse, Outstanding Educator of the Year Hal Theiss and District Education Officer Don Cook NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MON-SAT 11:30AM 2:30PM 1223 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239.472.1771 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


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201442 Plant SmartWhite Milkweed Vineby Gerri ReavesWhite milkweed vine (Sarcostemma clausum) is a native twining perennial whose stems can reach more than 10 feet long. It is widespread in natural areas in Southern Florida, usually found in wet habitats such as the edges of mangroves, swamps, ponds, or ditches. It supports a variety of beneficial insects and pollinators and therefore plays an important role in the ecosystem. Butterfly gardeners will want it in the landscape because it is the host plant for monarch and queen butterflies. Five-lobed fragrant flowers appear in rounded clusters on stems that are about twice as long as the leaves. About an inch across, the white flowers are hairy with a purplish ring at the base. The dark-green leaves are opposite, oblong or linear, and one to three inches long. Inside the plant is the milky sap typical of milkweeds. Ingesting that sap makes the butterflies less palatable to predators. The elongated pods contain silky white tufts of hair that enable the seeds to spread via the wind. This vine is fast-growing, so it works well to cover a fence or trellis or as a groundcover. Plant it in a sunny location. Keep in mind that butterfly host plants will be munched, so dont be dismayed by chewed leaves or temporarily bare plants. New leaves will soon appear. Most important: Dont use pesticides or other lawn toxins anywhere near your plants, or youll kill the very butterflies you are trying to attract and breed. Remember, without milkweed species, there will be no monarchs. By planting them in your yard, you do a little to bolster the butterflys population, which is plummeting in North America. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plant by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor, and Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. A white milkweed vine spirals up a tree photos by Gerri Reaves White milkweed vines five-lobed hairy flowers appear in clusters on long stems Concerts are held at the Sanibel Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way at 8:00 p.m.Sanibel Music Festival is grateful to Lee County and Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Sanibel Music Festival thanks Piano Distributors, Inc. and Yamaha Corporation of America for graciously providing the Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano. Boston Chamber Music Society with Ann Hobson Pilot, HarpAn ensemble of superbly versatile musicians, who come together in dierent instrumental combinations to perform chamber music.Sponsored by Bunny & Joel Ospa and Hazel & David Barber Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, a Cliburn gold medalist, and Jon Manasse, principal clarinetist of the American Ballet eater Orchestra and Mostly Mozart became a highly acclaimed duo in 2004. Sponsored by Janet & Joseph Davie and Gene & Lee Seidler Tickets may be purchased at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way or Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2475 Library Way. Cash or check only. Tickets also available on-line at or by phone at Orchid Society Monthly MeetingThe Captivating World of Orchids will be the topic of the Monday, March 17 meeting of the SanibelCaptiva Orchid Society. Featured speaker will be Barb Murza, former president of the Southwest Florida Orchid Society in Fort Myers. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way. Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the orchid society talk about the fundamentals of orchid growing. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting during show and tell. Orchid society members are invited to participate in a monthly show. Ribbons are awarded for best hybrid and best species orchids. Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly orchid raffle. Annual society membership is $20, which covers the meetings. Guests are $4. Mary Ann Boorvy of Sanibel displays her first place phaleonopsis orchid at the February meeting Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


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Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant Community Players Present Touching DramaBIG ARTS Community Players will present the 1990 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama, Love Letters, on Monday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Performed by Molly Downing and Robert Runck, AR Gurneys Love Letters is comprised of a series of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways but still continued to share confidences. During the presentation, Downing and Runck read the evocative, touching and frequently funny letters aloud. In addition to performing, Runck will be assuming directing duties for this presentation. A Boston-area actor and director who has performed with the American Repertory Theatre and at the Boston Center for the Arts, Runck has acted in and directed a number of Shakespeare plays as well as studied acting with Shakespeare & Company. His previous experience with BIG ARTS Community Players includes directing and performing in Shakespearean scenes and monologs as well as directing The Growers. Also a returning BIG ARTS Community Players performer, Downing has played Beth in Lady Godiva at Flamingo Landing, Martina in The Growers and Blair in Oz in the Clozet. In staged readings for the BIG ARTS drama workshop, Downing played Joan of Arc in The Lark, the title role in Anouilhs adaptation of Sophocles Antigone and the Woman in Neil Simons The Good Doctor. Adult tickets to Love Letters are $12, free for students with valid student ID and for children 17 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. There is a discount package for $45 featuring one adult ticket to Love Letters and one adult ticket to the Herb Strauss Theater professional production of Romance/Romance, playing March 7 through April 5 (adult tickets regularly priced at $42). The Feel The Love discount package offers a savings of $9 on the two romance-themed plays. For tickets and to reserve student/ child seats, call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900 or BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater at 472. The Feel the Love discount package is also available online at Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor os The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Romance/Romance Show Sponsor is Congress Jewelers. Eagle Forum LuncheonThe Naples Chapter of Eagle Forum will host the Republican candidates for Congress at its 34th annual luncheon on Friday, March 14 at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. We are delighted to introduce the candidates for the 19th Congressional District to an audience of actively involved and interested Eagle Forum members and their guests, said Pat Andrews, president of the Florida Eagle Forum. Luncheon guests will hear a keynote speech from Phyllis Schlafly, president and founder of Eagle Forum who will address the controversial Common Core Curriculum being considered for K through 12 implementation by individual states. Schlafly has visited the Naples area for 34 consecutive years where the Naples Chapter of Eagle Forum has promoted the causes of individual liberty, a robust national defense, strong families, religious freedom and limited, constitutional government. How fortunate we are to again welcome to Naples Phyllis Schlafly, one of Americas great patriots, added Andrews. Luncheon tickets are still available and can be purchased by contacting Bonnie Nugent at 594-3405. Dinner tickets are also available for a fundraiser for Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund in Schlaflys honor at a private home on Sanibel the previous night March 13 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Bonnie Nugent at 594-3405. Schlafly has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An Echo. She has been a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972, when she started her national volunteer organization called Eagle Forum. In a 10-year battle, Schlafly led the pro-family movement to victory over the principal legislative goal of the radical feminists, called the Equal Rights Amendment. An articulate and successful opponent of the radical feminist movement, she appears in debates on college campuses more frequently than any other conservative. She was named one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by the Ladies Home Journal. Schlaflys monthly newsletter called The Phyllis Schlafly Report is now in its 47th year. Her syndicated column appears in 100 newspapers and on many conservative websites; her radio commentaries are heard daily on over 600 stations; and her radio talk show on education, called Eagle Forum Live, is heard weekly on 90 stations. Robert Runck Molly Downing Read us online at


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201444 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationHow To Catch A Cane Toad To learn about Sanibels newest invasive non-native amphibian, the giant marine toad aka cane toad, attend a Tuesday, March 11 presentation at 10 a.m. This species was documented during SCCFS annual frog call survey last summer for the first time. 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 our 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. Just 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 BirdingMeet an SCCF guide at the pay to park station at the Bowmans Beach parking lot and 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. Free to all. Must pay to park. W ednesday, March 12 and 26 at 8 a.m. Turtle TracksOn Thursday, March 13 at 10 a.m. there will be a presentation 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 last summer, the endangered green sea turtle nested in record numbers, a 70 percent increase since 1989. Learn why. The program is free to SCCF members and children, $5 for adults. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs unless otherwise indicated. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Cane toad A birding group at Bowmans Beach Baby sea turtles hatching 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 Ketel One Vodka 1.75 ltr. Reg. $42.99 SALE $39.99 Crown Royal 1.75 ltr. Reg. $53.99 SALE $49.99 Bombay Sapphire Gin 1.75 ltr. Reg. $42.99 SALE $39.99 Bacardi Rum Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. $25.99 Captain Morgan White Rum 1.75 ltr. $25.99 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 750 ml. $13.99 J. Lohr Cabernet 750 ml. Reg. $17.99 SALE $14.99 Menage a Trois California Red 750 ml. $10.99 A to Z Pinot Noir 750 ml. Reg. $21.99 SALE $18.99 9 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


45 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Sanibel Music Festival Features Boston EnsembleThe Boston Chamber Music Society, with harpist Ann Hobson Pilot, will perform at the Sanibel Music Festival on Tuesday, March 11. This ensemble comes together in different instrumental combinations to perform chamber music. Their performance begins at 8 p.m. at the intimate setting of the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The Boston Globe calls them vivid, compelling and first-rate. They are New Englands longest-running chamber music society and they have built a reputation for impassioned performances, with a perfect combination of control and freedom that comes from years of working together. In the Boston area, they present a six-concert series at Harvards historic Sanders Theater, a four-week Summer Series and two December holiday concerts. In 2010, they were ensemble-inresidence at MIT. They have recorded six critically-acclaimed CDs and tour nationally and internationally. The concert is sponsored by Joel and Bunny Ospa and Hazel and David Barber. PROGRAM Mozart Quartet in D major for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello Turina Quartet in A minor for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp Saint-Saens Fantasie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124 Faure Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 Tickets may be purchased for $35 each by calling 344-7025 or online at Tickets may also be purchased at the Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2477 Library Way on Sanibel. Ann Hobson Pilot Astrid Schween Ann Bobo Harumi Rhodes Marcus Thompson Randall Hodgkinson To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201446 Events And Programs At The Estates The month of March at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with a number of programs. Events include a Scarf Art Workshop with artist Maria Dyer, Garden Talk, Wednesday River Cruises, and Emerging Inventors, as well as a variety of other programs and activities throughout the month. Registration is now open for Celebrating 50 Years of Ford Mustang, an exhibition of five decades of Mustangs on April 19. The March schedule of programs and events includes: Emerging Inventors/Early Learners: Flowers and Trees, March 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m. For oneto three-year-old children and their parents, grandparents and other family members, Emerging Inventors will learn about and use all five senses while discovering the many flowers and trees throughout the estates. Each session introduces science through activities and time to tend the Emerging Inventors Vegetable Garden. Cost for members is $5; non-members are $15 (one adult, one child), each additional child is $5. Edison Bougainvillea, Take a Plant Home, March 8, 10 a.m. Tom Scannell, Bougainvillea Growers International (BGI), will show you how to make bougainvillea cutting plants (all participants will receive a cutting to take home) and how to care for the plant. Scannell will talk about his own blend of fertilizer, which is used on flowering plants at the estates.There are always varieties for sale in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe with a 20 percent discount for participants. There is no cost for members; non-members are $5. Road Scholar at Edison Ford, March 11, 31 and April 8. With more than 300 participants from around the world, the estates is a featured site for the weeklong lifelong learning Road Scholar program of Elderhostel. Participants will get a Southwest Florida experience that includes Sanibel Island and downtown Fort Myers. Spend a full day at Edison Ford with a behind-the-scenes tour inside the historic homes and laboratory with curatorial staff, learn about unique architecture and award winning restoration as the Edison and Ford families experienced in Florida. There will be presentations Edison Ford Garden Talks will be about the bougainvillea and how to care for the plant. Participants will be able to take a plant home on March 8. Coming up on April 19, celebrate Fifty Years of Ford Mustang on the property along the Caloosahatchee. 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 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


47 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014by Edison Ford faculty including Edison at Work: Laboratories and Innovations and Henry Ford Industrialization, offering insight into two great inventors. The program offers breakfast, lunch and refreshments, as well as a tour of the site, lab and museum. To register or for more information, visit or call 800-454-5768. Edison Ford Monthly Volunteer Meeting and Program, March 11, 9:30 a.m., Edison Ford Shoppe, Bell Tower Shops. Childrens author Edwina Raffa will discuss her books, which take place in Florida. Raffa is a native Floridian who lives with her husband in Southwest Florida and is author of Race to Kitty Hawk, Escape to the Everglades, and Kidnapped in Key West. Books are available for purchase and signing. Meetings are open to current Edison Ford volunteers, potential volunteers and the public. For more information, call 334-7419. Scarf Art Workshop with artist Marie Dyer, March 21, 22 and 23, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops. Southwest Florida artist Marie Dyer will help you create your own hand painted silk scarf. She will teach a variety of techniques to inspire painters of all levels to create their own one-of-a-kind piece. All materials will be provided. Known for her vivid floral landscape paintings, Dyer has been a featured artist at Edison Ford and has taught Scarf Art workshops throughout the New England area. Bring your own lunch or dine at one of the restaurants at Bell Tower Shops. To register, call 334-7419. Cost for members is $85; non-members are $90 (includes materials and one silk scarf). Celebrating 50 Years of Ford Mustang, April 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is now open. The Ford Mustang 50 Year Celebration takes place on the historic Ford Estate. There will be a large display of Mustangs with support from local Mustang clubs and Sam Galloway Ford, and barbeque and music from the 1960s on the Ford Estate. Did you know that the first Mustangs were featured in an early James Bond movie? Sam Galloway Ford will bring several of the new commemorative 2015 Mustangs with the help of his friends from the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 2350 McGregor Boulevard. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit From page 1Romance/ RomanceDowning and Runck read the evocative, touching and frequently funny letters aloud. For Romance/Romance, popular actor/director/fight choreographer Trey Compton will be making his Sanibel directorial debut. His previous directing credits include both City of Angels and the New York premiere of Christopher Durangs Mrs. Bob Cratchits Wild Christmas Binge for The Gallery Players, Parade at The University of Pennsylvania and Drood at Georgetown University. Compton also recently played Jack in the Strauss Theater production of Into the Wood and will also be starring in The Big Bang, opening on April 11. As Compton explains, the Romance/ Romance audience will be getting two musicals for the price of one. The first, set in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century, is a wonderfully amusing musical farce based on Arthur Schnitzlers tale, The Little Comedy. A beautiful demimonde and a wealthy playboy assume the guise of working class denizens to find a mate. Hilarity ensues, as it so often does. The second musical, entitled Summer Share, is a modern take on Jules Renards Le Pain de Mnage. Marriage, friendship, platonic love and desire are the thematic backdrop in this beautiful musical about two married couples who rent a summer home in the Hamptons. The show stars John Ramsey, Anne Chamberlain, Matthew John Martin and Jennifer Andres. Starfish Grille will be hosting a preshow opening night reception starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7, and is also offering a complimentary dessert at the restaurant when you present your Herb Strauss Theater ticket envelope from any performance of the 2013-14 season. Tickets for Romance/Romance are $42 for adults and $5 each for students with valid student ID as well as for children 17 and under. Groups of 10 or more may be eligible for additional discounts. For those who want to feel the love even more, theres a special discount package featuring one adult ticket to of Love Letters (playing Monday, March 10 only) and one adult ticket to Romance/ Romance for $45, a savings of $9 on the two romance-themed plays. For tickets, call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900 or the Strauss Theater at 472. The Feel the Love discount package is also available online at www. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email 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! FISH Facts Did you know?In 2013, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. impacted the lives of 1,217 households comprised of 1,634 individuals on Sanibel and Captiva. One accomplishment was: Subsidized 75 households with $166,634 of emergency financial assistance Volunteers provided 6,311 hours of service and drove 27,319 miles on behalf of FISH and its clients. Neighbors Helping Neighbors


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201448 From page 39BIG ARTS Womens Seminarelected to the legislature. Upon leaving public office, Walsh established her own consulting and coaching firm, founded the nonpartisan American Campaign School and Leadership Camp in Boston, began teaching Leadership and Ethics at Northeastern University and authored RUN: Your Personal Guide To Winning Public Office, a non-partisan primer for citizens to run and win public office. Currently led by Patricia Thurber, the BIG ARTS Womens Seminar began in 1994 and was known as Creative Women In History. Over the years, the name of the group has been changed to Women Reflecting On Women, and then Womens Issues, before settling on its current title and the group always focused on the history of the Womens Movement, the lives of sung and unsung women, the study of first ladies in all walks of life 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 special February 13 session of the BIG ARTS Womens Seminar was presented with assistance by the Sanibel Public Library and the League of Women Voters as well as by BIG ARTS members Linda Kramer and Jane Picker. Discover more about BIG ARTS, including upcoming concerts, volunteer opportunities and membership options by visiting BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, online at, by phone at 395-0900 or via e-mail at info@BIGARTS. org. 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, including BIG ARTS Workshops Grand Patron Sponsor Sony Corporation of America. From page 39Artists Receptionand techniques. The four artists featured in this exhibit are David Acevedo (Puerto Rico) guest curator for the exhibit, Willow (Cuba), Quintin Perez (Mexico) and Xavier Brignoni (Puerto Rico). Both the Latin Beat and the Trick Of The Light: Black And White Photography exhibits are free and open to the public from March 3 through March 31. 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 our corporate sponsors, including Phillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor June Rosner and Russ Bilgore as well as Founders Gallery Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. Discover more about BIG ARTS by visiting 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, online at, by phone at 395-0900 or via e-mail at A Musical Phenomenon At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauA revolution is under way at Broadway Palm as they present Les Miserables, based on Victor Hugos classic novel. This is an epic story and an epic production that Broadway Palm has pulled off in magnificent fashion. The talent on stage is phenomenal. From the leads to the chorus members, whenever someone sings, they have the perfect voice. The show runs three hours including intermission, and there is never a lull in what is transpiring on stage. When prisoner number 24601, Jean Valjean (Austin Riley Green), breaks parole, he is hunted by the merciless Inspector Javert (Adam Clough) throughout some of the most tumultuous years in French history. Thanks to a kind Bishop (Derrick Stevens), he builds a new life and false identity. When Fantine (Amanda Kuchinski), who has been forced into prostitution, literally drops at his feet, Valjean shows mercy and promises to care for her young child, Cosette (Annabel Crater, alternating with Sarah Best). Fifteen years later, a grown Cosette (Kayleen Seidl) falls for a radical student Marius (Nick Lerew). Eponine (Elizabeth McMonagle), who also loves Marius, delivers a beautiful rendition of On My Own. Young Gavroche (Henry Crater, alternating with Carson Maschmeier) is another favorite who pulls at your heartstrings. All the characters, and there are many, collide with the Paris student uprisings of 1832. The production is blessed with compelling lead performances. From Greens opening Soliloquy to Who Am I? and Bring Him Home, he genuinely connects with the audience. Clough looks like a young Russell Crowe but sings so much better. His Soliloquy on the bridge is exceptional. The Peoples Song, sung by the revolutionary Enjolras (Jesse Corbin), Marius and other students, fills one with emotion, as does the stirring One Day More. Adding a comic touch are the innkeepers Mr. and Mrs. Thenardier (John Anker Bow and Andrea Spencer Christensen). Les Miz is the worlds longest running musical, seen by over 65 million people in 42 countries. The size and scope of this production is the largest Broadway Palm has tackled, and they are up to the challenge. The costumes, the sets, the lighting, the direction... everything works in this timeless musical testament to the survival of the human spirit. Director Brian Enzman and set designer Robert Kovach worked together for over six months on the set alone. Les Miserables will be at Broadway Palm through April 12. Reservations can be made by calling 278-4422, by visiting or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. I liked it so much, Im going back to see it again. 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49 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 BIG ARTS Spring Concerts To Present Songs From Broadway Hit Musicalsubmitted by Lillian Decker Guys with fedoras and sharp lapels and dames with attitudes will be belting out songs from the celebrated Broadway hit musical Guys And Dolls at the annual BIG ARTS Community Chorus spring concerts during two March evening performances. The local chorus, this year totaling 85 members, has a reputation on the island for producing entertainment that audiences love. Each year, Steve Cramer, the director and producer of the BIG ARTS Community Choruss semi-annual concerts, brings together a program of serious and just plain fun music that highlights the talents of his singers. The spring concerts, performed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 27 at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, will feature a lively Guys And Dolls medley. The music, written by Frank Loesser, includes some of the best-known showtunes of all time. Based on short stories by Damon Runyon, a chronicler of gangster life in New York City, it premiered on Broadway in 1950, ran for 1,200 performances and won the Tony Award for best musical. For classical enthusiasts, the highlight of the concerts will be Brahms Neues Liebeslieder waltzes, which were written in 1868. They were an instant success, popular with both professional musicians and the home market for which they were composed. The melodies and harmonies show Brahmss elegant style and ability to evoke emotion. Sponsored by Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, BIG ARTS Community Chorus eclectic spring program will also include a Patriotic Salute, featuring the songs of George M. Cohan, a medley from the 1950s, a folk dance and some barbershop harmonies. BIG ARTS Community Chorus Spring Concert tickets are on sale now and are $10 for adults and are free for students with valid student ID as well as for children 17 and under with the purchase of an adult ticket. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS Marks Box office, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel or call 395-0900. BIG ARTS Community Chorus singers, from left, Bill OBrien (Nicely), Dick Brown (Nathan) and Ed Mosel (Rusty) BIG ARTS Community Chorus singers Heidi Weidner (Adelaide) and Jack Kennedy (Nathan)


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201450 From page 10Master PlanStrauss Theater, the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Center 4 Life and The Community House onto a 25-acre site along with City Hall, the Sanibel Public Library and the Public Works Department. After discussions on the subject stalled, with additional stakeholder meetings being held, Woodroffe returned to MacKenzie Hall with a PowerPoint presentation showing the chronological progression of work performed on the civic core concept. In the newest versionl, the Sanibel Community Associations (SCA) headquarters (and the historic Community House) have been moved across Periwinkle Way from their present location. To the south of both buildings are two parking lots with 100 spaces. To the north of the SCA facility is a community green. BIG ARTS (including the Herb Strauss Theater) and the Center 4 Life, conjoined by a plaza and adjacent to a 254-space parking lot, would be located to the east of the green, while the citys Public Works Department would be located to the north. To the west of the green is City Hall, the Sanibel Public Library and 120 parking spaces (in addition to a 52-space lot at City Hall and 48 spaces at the library). At the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, whose location remains unchanged, a 125-space lot borders a new green space where BIG ARTS used to be. I think this would make a very walkable and a very liveable space, said Woodroffe, who also pointed out during his presentation that several of the stakeholders, including BIG ARTS, Center 4 Life and SCA (during special events), do not currently have adequate parking to meet their needs. Mayor Kevin Ruane, who said the city is attempting to achieve something that will benefit the entire community, noted that building consensus on a project like this has been quite a challenge. And since the council has not yet adopted a conceptual plan for the civic core, they still have an awful lot of information to digest. While adoption of a consensus plan by council appears to be the next step, a number of other actions including evaluation of the consensus plan, cost estimates, governance structure options, referendum options and funding options will be determined in the future. Based on preliminary input from staff, it seems like we are moving towards achieving our goals, said Ruane. Lets move the way we are going and keep the ball rolling, added Vice Mayor Doug Congress. Following several public speakers, Councilman Marty Harrity spoke in favor of moving forward with the conceptual master plan. I always look for negatives, and Im not hearing any negatives from this audience, he said. And thats a good thing. Ruane reminded those in attendance that before the civic core becomes a reality, it would need to be approved through a referendum vote. If the citizens do not want this, the citizens will have the opportunity to speak, he added. Illustration of the most recent Civic Core Conceptual Master Plan, presented at Tuesdays city council meeting 239-472-0303 239-472-0303 362 PERIWINKLE WAY 362 PERIWINKLE WAY BREAKFAST & LUNCH BREAKFAST & LUNCH 7 a.m. 3 p.m. DINNER DINNER 5 p.m. 9 p.m. ENJOY OUR CRUSTED FRESH FISH SPECIALS FRESH FISH SPECIALS (when available) (when available): Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut Squash Crab Crusted, Butternut Squash Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted Crusted Lighthouse Caf Lighthouse Caf Lig Lig hth hth ous ous e C e C af af CRAFT CRAFT BEER AND BEER AND WINE LIST WINE LIST BIG BIG PARTIES PARTIES DONT DONT SCARE US SCARE US RESERVATIONS RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED ACCEPTED CAESAR & OTHER SELECTIONSTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALAD (when available) (when available)GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA DAILY FRESH FISH BURGERS, RIBS, STEAK & PASTA


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201452 Artistic Collaborations Featured At BIG ARTSby Di SaggauThe 8th annual ArtPoems event took place February 28 at BIG ARTS, and it contained an eclectic mix of art and poems from local artists. The event is the brainchild of Sanibel poets Joe Pacheco and Lorraine Walker Williams. Artists did a painting based on a poem and poets wrote about a piece of art. The mix included paintings, mixed media and jewelry. Its one thing to view the artwork and another to hear the poets read their pieces. The poetry comes alive when it is read aloud. This year, popular Sanibel artist Myra Roberts added several pieces to the mix, including one titled ArtPoems. Pacheco told me, I think the most valuable contribution ArtPoems has made is to give the poets and artists insight and appreciation of each others art form. Collaboration also forces us to leave our artistic comfort zones and venture into our collaborators medium. The evening also included musicians and dancers from the Dance Alliance of Fort Myers. In case you missed it, ArtPoems will be at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11 and there will be a preview performance at Art Walk at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 4. ArtPoems will also be on exhibit for the entire month of March at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Clubs clubhouse. Andrew Corke and Joe Pacheco Sheila Hoen and Lorraine Walker Williams JR Roberts and Dorothy Brooks Jan Palmer and Gary McLouth Myra Roberts with one of her paintings Jonise Roberts and Deb Lavender Sid Simon and Peg Cullen Cheryl Fausel and Carol Drummond From page 35Birding In The Preservesalso 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. Call 4722329 for more information. March 14 For Sanibel Gardens, enter Island Inn Road from Tarpon Bay Road and park on the side of the road near the trailhead or enter Island Inn Road from West Gulf Drive, park near road barrier and short walk to trailhead. March 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. Note: The Shipley Trail opened on March 6, but the rest of the Bailey Homestead Preserve is closed and still undergoing restoration. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email


53 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival Is This Weekend The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival is going on this Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Lynn Hall Park on Fort Myers Beach. The Shrimp Festival parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The two-mile parade runs down Estero Boulevard from Fort Myers Beach School to the festival grounds at Lynn Hall Park. Matanzas Pass Bridge will close at 9 a.m. that morning. The crowning of the 56th annual Shrimp Festival Queen will take place in the pavilion on Saturday at 1 p.m. Scholarships and trophies will be awarded. There will be over 90 arts and crafts vendors and 18 food booths at the Lions Shrimp Festival Expo. Artists will feature hand crafted jewelry and accessories, blown glass and wooden sculptures, childrens games and books, lawn ornaments and furniture. Many of the vendors will be making their items while the festival is in progress, allowing for customizing. Food items will range from funnel cakes and other desserts to shrimp, gyros, shish kabobs, fish, chicken and pizza. Commemorative T-shirts, tank tops, caps an other items will be on sale. The Fort Myers Beach Lions will be boiling and serving local gulf shrimp on Saturday and Sunday, just as they have for over 50 years. The secrets of perfectly cooked peel and eat shrimp have been passed on from boil master to boil master through the years, as well as the recipe for the signature cocktail sauce. One half pound of shrimp is served on every plate, accompanied by cocktail sauce and coleslaw. The shrimp is delivered straight from the Fort Myers Beach shrimp boat fleet. The Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival raises tens of thousands of dollars for charities like the Florida Lions Eye Bank, Baskin Palmer Eye Institute and Southeast Guide Dogs. Funds also go to provide large print books for the local library and to help with the needs of local kids, including scholarships, sports programs and eye glass exams. For more information, visit www. Caroline Brooks, 2013 queen, left, with 2014 princesses photos courtesy of Fort Myers Beach Lions Club A judging interview Future princess Local royalty Matanzas Pass Bridge Closing Matanzas Pass Bridge Closing 9am-12 for Festival Parade. Please arrive early. For further information 56th Annual Shrimp FestivalSaturday March 8, Shrimp Festival Parade 10am Saturday. This 2 mile long parade runs down the main street of town (Estero Blvd) from the beach school to the County Park and Festival Grounds on the beach. The Matanzas bridge closes at 9am so arrive early! Call Lion Diane 239-454-0043 for info22nd Annual Shrimp Festival Food Fun & Crafts Expo More than 100 great Vendors hit the beach! on the beach 10am Saturday til 6pm for info Call Lion Ted 239-454-0043 Official Festival Tee Shirts Tank tops, caps and more on sale Festival Grounds Saturday & Sun. all day til 6 World Famous Lions Shrimp Dinners! On the beach and pavilion 10am Saturday til 5pm and Sunday 10 am til theyre all sold out. Shrimp provided by our local boats Crowning Of The 56th Shrimp Festival Queen 1pm an old fashioned family event with scholarships and trophies awarded on the beach at the beach pavilion at the county park. Free. Sunday March 9 22nd Annual Shrimp Festival Food Fun & Crafts Expo More than 100 great vendors hit the beach! 10-5 pm on the beach for info Call Lion Ted 239-454-0043 Official Festival Tee Shirts, Tank tops, caps and more. Sun.10am-til they are gone! at the Expo on the beach Contest chair Tracey Gore, center, with a few princesses


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201454 Monday Night MovieWadjdaby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night, March 10, is Wadjda, a simple story about a 10-year-old girl who wants nothing more than to own a green bicycle she sees in a store every day on her way to school. She wants to race against her friend Abdullah, a boy from the neighborhood. The big problem for Wadjda is that she lives in Saudi Arabia where girls arent supposed to ride bicycles, or for that matter, do much of anything. The film is about gender oppression, hypocrisy and youthful spunk, with accent on the latter. Its a film that is delightful and boundary-pushing with a light touch. Wadjda is played by a remarkable young actress, Waad Mohammed. She is not only a rebel, but also someone who, once she makes her mind up about something, is determined to make it happen. The bike is expensive. She starts saving money and sells bracelets at her school where such trinkets are frowned upon and for a fee delivers smuggled letters. Her mother is more concerned with keeping the affections of Wadjdas father, which have waned since she can no longer bear children. Things are looking hopeless until Wadjda finds out about a Koran competition at her school with a big cash prize for the winner. Writer-director Haiffa Al-Mansour is considered something of a revolutionary in Saudi Arabia. Shes the countrys first female director and had to stay inside a van to monitor exterior shots because in her country a woman cannot be seen working alongside men. Wadjda is a film about the human spirit and about determination against unfair odds. It runs 98 minutes and has won numerous awards at film festivals around the world. The Monday Night Movie for March 17 is Hannah Arendt, a German author who is considered one of the great lives of the 20th century. 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. Local Writers Read Poetry And Prose At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS presents an array of talented local writers reading works of poetry and prose during the Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers Read at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13 in Phillips Gallery. The program is scheduled to include readings by Joyce Rand (The Funeral of Martin Luther King, poem), Jane Hogg (Memory of Mine, prose), Lorraine Walker Williams (From My Window, poem and My Mother Has Not Disappeared, poem), Hazel Barber ( Down Memory Lane, prose), Bev Forslund (Golf, poem), Chris Godwin ( Tidal Time, poem and At The Childrens Book Fair, poem), Maryanne Daly (What Is It?, prose), Morton Levy ( The Fence, poem), Fran Starkweather ( Twenty Toes, prose), Harriet Edwards ( And So I Make Soup For You, poem) and Martha Jeffers (five limericks). After an intermission, the Writers Read will continue with readings by Joe Pacheco (Christie Hiawatha, poem and The Night After Christmas 2013, poem), Beth Warner (Bad Housekeeping, prose), Gary McLouth ( Woman at OHare, poem), Nancy Jones Mann (Pot Roast, poem and The Girdle, poem), Laurie Pickens (Its Enough, prose), Chris Boesen (What To Do, Oh What To Do, prose), Sandy Greco (The Past, poem and Train Tracks, poem) and Tanya Hochschild (A Remote Place, prose). Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Island Writers have been meeting weekly since 1984 to share their work and help build a community of thriving writers. Selections have been chosen carefully for quality and listener friendliness by a special selection committee. Held in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel on March 13 at 7:30 p.m., admission to the Writers Read is only $5 for adults and is free for students with valid student ID. Children 17 and under will also receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Please reserve child/student tickets in advance to guarantee seats. For more information, visit www., call 395-0900 or e-mail Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildInnocenceby Ethan SlocumShe was subtly vanishing Right before my eyes Making friends with the shadows That slept in her skin The serene beauty Cleansing the night Holding light within her eyes As white as the snow Disappearing as if by smoke Being released into the air Now becoming one with the dirt Fading away from me Making her transition From this room to the next As white as the dove She comes to my side And shows me things Ive done This body that holds me Under the midnight moon Is innocent to the world White-eyed and barren She fled the daylight And kept her fingers crossed She floated away Away from me And she remained, And she remained freeEthan Slocum is 20 years old, attends Edison State College and will be transferring to FGCU for his English major. 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55 ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 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. JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARYTom Paxton Friday, March 7, 8 pmSchein Performance Hall Student/Child $5Sponsor: The Jacaranda Benefactor Season Sponsor: John M. & Mary Jo Boler COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS Island Jazz | Every Sunday, 3 pm Now through April 27 FILMMonday Night Film Series$8 per ticket, 7 pm Schein Performance HallMarch 10 Wadjda Hannah Arendt March 24 Before Midnight Museum Hours THE FORUMChristie Todd Whitman |Sun., March 9, 7:30 pmSchein Performance Hall Grand Patron Series Sponsors: Film Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: THEATER BIG ARTS Community Players Love LettersMonday, March 10, 7:30 pmWriters Read Thursday, March 13, 7:30 pmRomance/RomanceMarch 7 April 5Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith Hermann Adult: $42 Student/Child $57 pm, Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 7 All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise notedSeason SponsorShow Sponsor: Opening Night Reception Hosted by Peters Pike Returns To Sanibel Librarysubmitted by Cathy Cameron, Sanibel Public LibraryAll are invited to the Sanibel Public Library on Thursday, March 13 at 2 p.m. for the return of Damaris Peters Pike. Her latest Women Of Note program is entitled The Second Mrs. Bach (Johann Sebastian Bachs second wife). Peters Pike earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Christian University, and her Master of Voice Performance from Kent State University. She is professor of music emerita at Hiram College, where she founded the Opera Workshop and directed the Hiram College Madrigals and College Choir. She continues to teach two courses each year and to direct the Hiram Womens Chorus. The Women of Note programs were launched in 1988, when Peters Pike decided to take her knowledge of music history to the public. From her classes at Hiram, she knew that the best way to understand a period in history was to study important characters and their times. She has explored women from a 12th century nun to 20th century figures. This special performance will be held on Meeting Room #4 of the library, located at 770 Dunlop Road. Herman Koch Book At Library Discussion GroupReaders are invited to discuss The Dinner, by Herman Koch, the focus of the Wednesday March 26 book discussion meeting at the Sanibel Public Library. The meeting is free and open to the public. The discussion begins at #4 across from the elevator on the ground floor. Judy Davis will lead the discussion. About the book: Two couples meet for dinner at a fashionable restaurant in Amsterdam. Behind their polite conversation, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act, an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple shows just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love. The books featured in the group discussions are available and located in the library near the reference desk. While it is preferable to come having read the book to be able to join in the lively discussion, all are welcome. If you have questions, call the library at 472-2483. Book Signing At The LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library will hold a book signing and presentation with author Ray Verdon on Tuesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. Verdons first book is Not Exactly a War Hero. After years as the CEO of a multinational, he wanted to try something entrepreneurial that required nothing more than paper, pencils and time. Verdon has been summering in the Gatineau Hills and is a part time resident of Sanibel. The subject of his book is: an unwilling recruit who was urged to go across the sea and fight the Germans; how he was branded for refusing; how they put him on a train anyway; how he left the train somewhere near Montreal. Mondou became a bit of a legend in the Gatineau. Was he dead or alive? Hear Verdons story to find out. The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road. Republican Womens Club Dinner Meeting The Lee County Republican Womens Club (chartered) will hold its monthly dinner meeting at the Crowne Plaza, located at 1305 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, March 11. Social hour and registration will begin at 6 p.m., with the dinner/ program to follow at 6:30 p.m. The featured speaker at the meeting will be Ismael Hernandez, founder of The Freedom and Virtue Institute. For more information and to make reservations, call 574-2571. NARFE Meeting The next meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will be held on Wednesday, March 19 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, located at 4690 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Ross Hollander of the American Red Cross, discussing the new CPR lifesaving technique. For more information, call 4826713. Read us online at


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 37 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 7, 2014 B BSECTION Trailer Park Celebrates 50 Years On Sanibelphotos by Ken RasiPeriwinkle Trailer Parks annual Mardi Gras celebration and parade this year was extra special. It marked the 50th anniversary of the park, the only such park on Sanibel. The owners, the Muench Family, threw a celebratory bash on Tuesday with drinks and dinner following the parade. see more photos on page 6B Thelma Miller started the parade 18 years ago with her husband Jerry and Dick Muench


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Knowledge, Connection, Service & Results Knowledge, Connection, Service & Results This is Our Commitment to You! This is Our Commitment to You! 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 THESE 3 PROPERTIES SUNDAY, 11AM 3PM Studio With Partial Gulf View Studio With Partial Gulf View Located on Middle Gulf Drive, this studio apartment is located on the second Located on Middle Gulf Drive, this studio apartment is located on the second oor of the Sundial Resort with partial views of the Gulf and Courtyards. Tiled oor of the Sundial Resort with partial views of the Gulf and Courtyards. Tiled throughout, this unit boasts a full kitchen, screen enclosed lanai and can throughout, this unit boasts a full kitchen, screen enclosed lanai and can accommodate up to four people. Sundial property amenities include beach accommodate up to four people. Sundial property amenities include beach access, a pool, BBQ grills and high-speed wireless internet access. This is an access, a pool, BBQ grills and high-speed wireless internet access. This is an excellent investment with great rental history! excellent investment with great rental history! Sundial I207 Sundial I207 O ered at $324,900 O ered at $324,900 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 NEW LISTING 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 Garden Apartment on the Gulf Garden Apartment on the Gulf A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking location has an enchanting botanical garden and a wide stretch of private location has an enchanting botanical garden and a wide stretch of private shell covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community shell covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community room, laundry, gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden room, laundry, gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or investment property. apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or investment property. Sanibel Moorings #422 Sanibel Moorings #422 O ered at $465,000 O ered at $465,000 Adorable East End Condo Adorable East End Condo Located on desirable east end, this adorable ground level, corner unit is Located on desirable east end, this adorable ground level, corner unit is beautifully upgraded. Relax on your lanai and take in the tropical landscaping 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 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 that are 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! o the Island. This is a great opportunity to buy on Sanibel at a terri c price! Captains Walk #C1 Captains Walk #C1 O ered at $319,000 O ered at $319,000 Immaculate East End Canal Home Immaculate East End Canal Home Magni cent Canal View in the desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. With 3 bedrooms 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 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 include 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 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 & 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. 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 3B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014


4B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014Island 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 Intermediate: March 11 and 13 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. Whats Spreadsheet? Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 and 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Have you worked with that green or yellow ledger paper? Now, the columns and rows are on the computer. They are useful to balance your checkbook, keep track of expenses or keep an address list. If have a spreadsheet program with Microsoft Works or Office, learn the basic ABCs. If you use email or word processing, you have the skill level to begin. Class size limited to six students. Cost is $60 for members and $90 for nonmembers. Coping with Life Series 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 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. The Chorus is Coming The Sanibel Community Chorus Ensemble will perform after the potluck dinner at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Wednesday, March 12. This year, the chorus will perform a s medley and a selection of songs from Guys and Dolls. Call or stop by the center to sign up. AARP Safe Driving Classes Thursdays, March 20 and 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Classes have been moved to the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 SanibelCaptiva Road. 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. Spring Training Baseball Limited tickets available, $20 for members, $28 for non-members. Boston Red Sox Stadium jetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. Saturday, March 29 at 1:05 p.m., Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins. Minnesota Twins Stadium Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress in Fort Myers. Friday, March 28 at 1:05 p.m., Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox. 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: Discover Washington, DC with Former National Parks Director Fran Mainella April 7 to 15. Fran Mainella was the 16th director of the National Parks Service, having been appointed by former President George W. Bush. This custom one-of-one tour will not be repeated. Cost for members is $1,599 per person, double occupancy or $2,199 per person, single occupancy. Non-members are $1,699 per person, double occupancy or $2,299 per person, single occupancy. Included is round-trip transportation, eight nights lodging, including four nights in Washington, DC, and eight meals. Tour includes Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National World War II Memorial, Monticello, Fords Theater, The National Mall, Jefferson Memorial, a night tour and other attractions. Contact the Center 4 Life to sign up. 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, lungs 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. Read us online at


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7B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Rotary Happeningssubmitted by Shirley JewellAt a recent Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club special fundraiser held to benefit Rotarys Gift of Life Florida, a financial matchchallenge was offered unexpectedly during the intermission of the clubs Classical Piano Concert benefit for Rotarys Gift of Life Florida. The challenge was that anyone who donated $500 to Gift of Life right then would have that amount matched by our club. This gift would then be recognized as a donation of $1,000 designated for Gift of Life to Rotarys Paul Harris contributions for the Rotary Foundation. Thank you John Mason for gift to honor wife Daphine, Peter Weiner, Bunny Ospa to honor her husband Joel Ospa, Steve Bethea and John Goodman. Many of these recipients have received multiple Paul Harris Awards and are now members of the Paul Harris Society having contributed over $10,000. Now a drum-roll please: special recognition for Rotarian John Goodman who has received somewhere around thirty Paul Harris Awards for contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Other Friends of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary and other local members attending this same benefit and pledging $500 to Gift of Life have or soon will be receiving Paul Harris Awards from our club. Gift of Life Floridas primary purpose is to help needy children who require corrective heart surgery secure another lease on life in Gift of Life participating hospitals primarily in the United States but now in other surgery facilities in and around the world. Richard Barron, author of Call Me Duke, a book of short stories based on recollections of things passed, was our speaker last week. Barron describes the book in the intro: I am a small town boy who grew up in the Midwest during the Great Depression and World War II, 1930 to 1948. World changing events were going on in the lives of the adults around me, but day-to-day activities and relationships in my life seem, in retrospect, to have been amazingly stable. I share with you a way of life that few will ever be privileged to enjoy as I have. The railroad played an important role in some of his stories. He wrote great stories about his dad Big Mike and his experiences as a railroad detective. Stories, like the one he read to us, The Crossing. Although I wont give away the entire story, Ill give you a tease. Two young railroad workers were assigned Sunday morning duties at the Niles Railroad Station. Young Beck Monahan, telegrapher, and his pal Cubby Baehr, freight brakeman, were feeling pretty good about their future with the railroad, so good that Cubby Baehr felt confident enough to go to the local jeweler and buy an engagement ring for girlfriend Fran. On this day Fran was taking a trip to Chicago to visit with friends. It was a quiet afternoon and the young railroaders went about their work as usual. It was February 27, 1921. Trains were on time and Cubby was anxiously awaiting Frans return from Chicago at 9:30. The Sunday schedule of passenger traffic included only two west-bound trains and two east-bound, the early Canadian Express due in at 6: 58 and the Wolverine due in at 9:30. Fifty-two miles southwest of Niles and 44 miles southeast of Chicago was the sleepy crossroad village of Porter, Indiana. Perhaps the only thing remarkable about Porter was that it was the location where the mainline of the New York Central Railroad and the mainline of the Michigan Central Railroad crossed. There was always danger at Porter Junction. In Niles it was 6:30 and the first alert came when both the telegraph started its frantic chatter and the official company phone started ringing. The message was coming from Porter. MCAA mainline closed at Porter. All westbound units hold at Niles; all east units hold at Gary. Emergency relief and repair units needed. Thank goodness Fran was coming in at 9:30. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at Duke Barron 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Double-size parcel on Dimmick Dr, handy to school, rec center, & bike path $185K Single-family home lot in The Dunes golf & tennis community, deeded beach access $199K Oversized pie-shaped lot in Shell Harbor, overlooking intersecting canals, patio dock $749K Top-floor Spanish Cay with pool, riverside decks, & beach across the street $274K Canal-front 3-bedroom pool home with quick access to the bay, two boat lifts! $999K 2nd floor end-unit with gulf view at Island Beach Club, covered parking $474K Delightful 1 bedroom at Pointe Santo, grosses $35K in rental income $499K Remodeled & expanded Mariner Pointe 2 bedroom overlooking marina/canal & bay view too $520K 2-bedroom walk-out at Mariner Pointe with direct wide bay view & open kitchen $549K Renters love this updated beach-front 2 bedroom at Sandalfoot $699K 1/2+acre on cul-de-sac in Sanibel Bayous, short walk to Bowmans Beach $399K Bay-view 3 bedroom at Mariner Pointe with many water amenities including dockage $599.9K Blog & More Listing Info at S S & 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Susan Andrews Realtor Broker-Owner, SanibelCaptiva Specialist, e-Pro Eco-Broker TRC (Transnational Referral Certified) & RSPS (Resort & 2nd Home Property Specialist David Anderson Realtor Sales Associate & Office Manager Elise Carnes Real Estate Licensed, Notary, & Listing Coordinator Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate No guessing involved in why Sanibel real estate is selling quickly this year. 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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 Direct Gulf Front 2 BR/2BA Plus Loft Villa Parking, Pool and Tennis Courts $739,000 MLS 2131012 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 South Seas Beach Villas 2BD/2BA w/ Loft Beach Front Condominium Direct Gulf of Mexico Views Tile Floor, Flat Screen TVs & Great Sunset Views $725,000 MLS 2131331 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Sunset Beach Villa 2337 South Seas Large 1BD/1BA Condo Sundial Beach Resort Rental Program Recent Upgrades & Nicely Appointed $269,000 MLS 2140118 Brian Murty 239. 565.1272 Sundial Unit 2BD/2BA Fully Furnished Close to All Amenities Beautifully Updated Throughout $440,000 MLS 2130290 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Pet Friendly For Owners 1BD/1BA Condo Close to Shops, Restaurants Enclosed Porch $289,900 MLS 2140129 Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249 Cute Near Beach Cottage Donax Village Lakeside near Beach Home with Southern Exposure 3 BR/3BA, 3+ Garage, Elevator Open Pool with Separate Therapeutic Spa $694,000 MLS 2131181 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Lake Murex 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 Beautiful Gulf Views Largest 1BD/1BA Condo At Sundial Double Sliding Glass Doors to Huge Lanai $489,000 MLS 2121351 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 Sundial Unit 2BD/2BA +Den 1,531 Living Sq. Ft. Gorgeous Courtyard & Gulf Views Excellent Rental History $699,000 MLS 2131244 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Sundial Condo Extraordinary 4BD/4BA Captiva Cottage Gulf Side Porches Lead to Beach Charming Interior with French Doors & Fireplace $4,850,000 MLS 2121281 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Captiva Beach Gem 2 Bedroom 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 4BD/3.5BA, Large Heated Pool/Spa Direct Access Dockage Pristine Condition, Offered Furnished $3,995,000 MLS 2121356 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Gulf Front Captiva Estate 1 1/4 Acre Lot Borders Wildlife Refuge Private Setting-Deeded Beach Access Walk to Beach & Tennis Court $699,000 MLS 2131264 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Little Lake Murex Large 3BD with Penthouse Master Suite Exceptional Views of Red sh Pass Comm. Pool, Tennis & Fitness Room $1,895,000 MLS 2120634 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Direct Waterfront at Lands End Direct Bay Views and Deep-water Dockage 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Loft with Cabana Intimate 10 unit community $1,095,000 MLS 2140132 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Ventura Captiva Townhouse One Bedroom / Two Bath Directly on the Bayside Marina Peaceful Views from your Large Screened Lanai Bayside Villas Offer an Oversized Pool and Spa $275,000 MLS 2131145 Vicki Panico & Fred Newman 239.980.0088 Bayside Villas 4114 Captiva Vistas Holes 1-3 Private Golf Club End of Cul-de-Sac Location on Wulfert Gorgeous 4BD/5BA with Pool/Spa $1,675,000 MLS 2111298 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Luxury Sanctuary Residence Exceptional Gulf of Mexico Water Views Penthouse Master Suite with Sun Deck Large, Contemporary 3BD Floor Plan $1,850,000 MLS 2121310 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 1638 Lands End Village 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 NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE8B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014


RoyalShellSales.com239.472.0078 Direct Beach front home with incredible sunsets 4 BD/3BA with new tile throughout 1st oor Steps to the beach and community pool $2,675,000 MLS 2140113 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 South Seas Beach Home Gorgeous 3BD/2BA Townhome Stunning Gulf Views & Sunsets Vaulted Ceilings Open Floor Plan $1,049,000 MLS 2140055 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Signal Inn 4BD/2BA Updated Ranch Style with Pool Beautifully Landscaped with Night Lighting End of Cul-de-Sac on Oversized Parcel $819,000 MLS 2130543 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Steps to Beach Chateaux Sur Mer 2BD/2BA Fully Furnished Updated Kitchen & Baths Great Rental Income $439,000 MLS 2140285 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Blind Pass Condo Expansive Fairway Views Ample Space to Build Dream Home Boasts 4,250 S.F. Impermeable Coverage $395,000 MLS 2900288 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Beachview Country Club Lot 2BD/2BA Furnished Beachside Condo Great Investment or Secondary Home Exterior Storage and Covered Parking $590,000 MLS 2121132 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Kings Crown 3BD/2BA Updated & Remodeled Large Lot Close to Pool, Tennis, Beach Hurricane Shutters, Security System & More $849,000 MLS 2140297 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Gulf Ridge Sanibel 10,000 S. F. of Mediterranean In uence Uncompromised Quality & Design Breathtaking Unmatched Beauty & Views $23,000,000 MLS 2130765 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 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 Mandalay A Beachfront Estate Own THE Gulf Front Corner to Captiva Village Directly on Beach at South Seas Resort Large, Updated 3BD/3BA Stand Alone Home Beautiful Pool, Tennis and World Class Sunsets $1,895,000 MLS 2130265 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 3BD/3.5BA w/Direct Gulf Views Casual Elegance, West Corner Unit Private Elevator & Oversized Screened Lanai $2,935,000 MLS 2140103 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Beach Home 6 Sedgemoor of Sanibel NEW PRICE9B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014


10B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Zonta Applauds Its Generous Peek Sponsorssubmitted by Sue Denham, Zonta Club of Sa nibel-CaptivaBus schedules are set, homes are receiving a final polish, the 96-page keepsake program is at the printers, and an army of 100-plus volunteers Zontians, their friends and family members is gearing up for one long, exciting, tiring and ultimately rewarding day. Saturday, March 15 marks the 13th annual A Peek at the Unique, the signature fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. Executed under the auspices of the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, the event raises money to be distributed in grants to organizations that support Zontas mission, to improve womens lives. This is a good time to pause and honor the events most generous supporters, especially those who open their homes, those businesses or individuals who sponsor homes or contribute at the premier ad sponsor level, and individuals who also donate at the highest level: Art in the Park (homes of Ernie and Sheila Hoen and Maddy Mayor) House sponsor. UBS (Cynthia Lopez) Rainbows End (home of Ron and Spring Rosen) House sponsor, Gulf Breeze Cottages A Touch of the Riviera (Home of Rosalyn McGlynn) House sponsors, Law Office of Janet Strickland, P.A. and Beggs Realtors (Denice Beggs) Casa Sin Nombre (Home of Marvin and Helene Gralnick) House sponsor, Joan Sherman The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company and Dan Hahn Custom Builders made generous contributions as premier ad sponsors. Major benefactors who wrote personal checks include Sally and Richard Ennis, Gail and Gianni Migliorini, Michael and Dickey Peers and Linda Robison. Joan Sherman, a former Peek homeowner and benefactor, commented, I was inspired by the work of Zonta to make a further contribution, to ensure there will be more dollars to help women and girls improve their lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world. In addition to financial contributors, the 70-plus members of the local Zonta chapter honor others who provide priceless support. The event is staged at the Sanibel Community Church, which generously allows use of its courtyard, fellowship hall, kitchen, and parking area. Support from the local print media, the Island Sun, the Islander and Island Reporter, has made it possible to tell the Zonta story and encourage support island-wide. Dolphin Transportation, the bus guys and Island Graphics have for years consistently gone above and beyond their contracts to help Zonta ensure every detail is taken care of. And again this year, owner/designer Jana of Floral Artistry will donate a gorgeous arrangement for each tour home. The 13th Peek, organizers say, is shaping up to be yet another recordbreaker. Since 2002, the event has expanded from a simple guided tour to include more buses, a longer schedule, a keepsake program packed with ads and information, Peek Perks discount coupons, and the Six Chances at the Unique raffle (tickets on sale up to Peek day). By the third week of January, all 608 tour tickets had been sold a record in terms of time as well as numbers. The number of businesses placing program ads or Peek Perk coupons is the largest ever at 160, and 26 island restaurants and caterers will provide food and beverages. Individual benefactors total almost 50. Its not too late to help: purchase raffle tickets on March 8 and 9 outside Baileys General Store and at the Sunday Farmers Market ($10 each with a choice of dazzling prizes), or visit and make a personal donation. All proceeds go to organizations that improve womens lives through initiatives that address education, health and safety. Principal sponsors include, from left, Janet Strickland; Sandi Hutchings of Gulf Breeze Cottages flanked by Barbara and Jimmy Gennity; Kevin Vertesch of Dan Hahn Custom Builders; Denice and John Beggs; and Cindy Lopez, Melissa McGill and Carol Powell of UBS 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. Trust Company Sponsors ConferenceThe Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida and the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter partnered to bring the area its first Updates on Dementia Conference, which was held on Friday, February 28 at Hodges University in Naples. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company was a gold sponsor for the conference, which offered lectures by nationally recognized speakers in the field providing guidance to enhance clinical practice and care giving for professionals and families. In order for all of us to successfully deal with the significant rise in Alzheimers disease and related dementias, education related to care, treatment, research and caregiving is essential, said Sanibel Captiva Trust Executive Vice President Robin Cook. Our efforts here today will also enable us to better serve our clients when they are faced with difficult and life-changing decisions caused by cognitive issues affecting family members. Robin Cook and Steve Greenstein welcomed attendees at the 1st annual Updates on Dementia Conference


11B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 March Fun Day At Rec CenterRegistration is open for Fun Day on Friday, March 14 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. It will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and special entertainment for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The program operates from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a lunch, swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. Register in advance and receive the early bird rate of $20 for members and $25 for non-members. On or after March 8, the fee is $24 and $30 respectively. For more information call the rec center at 472-0345 or log onto www.mysanibel. com. Expanded Pool Hours At Rec CenterNew spring expanded leisure pool and slide hours began on Monday, March 3 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Additional amenities include: open gym time, tennis courts, lap pool, state-of-the-art weight room with cardio equipment, gymnasium and over 40 fitness classes a week, included with your membership. Leisure Pool Hours: Monday through Friday 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. Slide Hours: Monday through Friday 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. All persons 18 years and over must present valid photo ID at the time of membership purchase. When accompanied by a resident who holds a daily, weekly, six-month or annual membership, the guest will qualify for a reduced member guest rate. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA 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 904 almas court eastwood landingsBullet points 3 Bedrooms with Master Suite encompassing 2nd Floor 2 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath Gulf Access with Community Dock Private Pool & Spa Den with Fireplace East End of Sanibel Living Cul de Sac NeighborhoodO ered at $1,129,000Talk to Tracy, 239.994.7975 NEW TO THE MARKET FEATURED LISTING SCCF Tennis TournamentIn support of the 22nd annual SCCF Tennis Tournament on April 5 and 6, The Sanctuary has donated a round of golf for four and lunch at the clubhouse. Throughout the tournament at The Dunes, spectators, players and tournament sponsors will be bidding on silent auction and raffle prizes. Spectators are invited also to the courtside happy hour and proexhibition match on Saturday, April 5 at 5 p.m. An additional donation from The Sanctuary is a tennis lesson. Sign up for play at The Dunes or call SCCF at 472-2329 and ask for Dee. SCCF is seeking additional sponsors for the tournament. If you would like to bid ahead of time on the lunch and golf, call Dee at SCCF. Dee Serage-Century of SCCF (front) with staff of The Sanctuary, clockwise from top left: Brett Kist, director of golf, Ken Kouril, general manager; Christie Bradley, tennis and fitness director; and Kyle Sweet, golf course superintendent


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201412B Should Baseballs Drug Cheaters Be Rewarded With Huge Contracts?by Ed FrankWith Spring training under way and the start of the regular baseball season just a few weeks off, a big controversy is brewing for fans and players alike. Last year, you will recall, Major League baseball suspended 12 players, including three All-Stars, for the use of performanceenhancing drugs with penalties ranging from a full season (Alex Rodriquez) to 65 games for Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun to 50 games for the remaining nine. The issue is simply whether these admitted cheaters should be monetarily rewarded with huge contracts when they return to baseball and, secondly, how will the fans react to these players when they take the field this season? The pot boiled over last week when it was reported that All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta, one of the 12, received a whopping $53 million, four-year deal from the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the second biggest contract awarded to any free agent this year, more than tripling his previous three-year contract with the Detroit Tigers. The Cardinals played the Minnesota Twins here Thursday. Whether Peralta traveled with the Cardinals, and if he did play, the fan response would have been interesting. Heres what Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes was quoted as saying recently in USA Today: This is like if somebody was to rob a bank, eventually got caught, and served five years in jail, got out, but still got to keep all the money. Its like, no, you shouldnt keep the money. You stole it. Gomes did temper his remarks saying, I like the guy. Its just that when a guy like Stephen Drew is still at home, and this guy has a contract, its a little tough. Drew is the former Red Sox shortstop who has been unable to land a Major League contract this year. The 2014 contract situation for another AllStar who was suspended, Nelson Cruz, is far different. The slugger refused a $14.1 million offer from his former team, the Texas Rangers, and went unsigned for weeks. Just recently, he accepted a one-year $8 million contract from the Baltimore Orioles. Whether it was stubbornness or bad advice, the blunder cost him $6 million. The counter argument on the drug controversy is the fact that the suspensions did cost the players millions in lost wages. For example, the one-season suspension for Rodriquez is costing him between $30 and $33 million. Braun lost about $3 million, Peralta, $1.6 million and Cruz, $2.7 million. We discussed the issue of fan acceptance or fan disgust with Rob Antony, assistant general manager of the Minnesota Twins, who is filling in while GM Terry Ryan is undergoing cancer treatment. Baseball fans have met numerous challenges over the years such as work stoppages and other issues. They get upset, but time does heal, he said. There will be catcalls, but I think most fans believe in a second chance, he added. Particularly disturbing to many is the reinstatement of Milwaukee All-Star Ryan Braun who lied repeatedly when first confronted with steroid charges. He even questioned the honesty of the official who handled his drug testing. As a result, in that earlier instance, he was not suspended. Then last year, he was implicated in the South Florida Biogenesis Clinic scandal, and finally admitted his guilt. Milwaukee has a very loyal following. I think their fans will forgive and forget, Antony said. Baseball Hall of Fame admission may be something else, he added. Florida Everblades Fighting For Playoff Slot. The Florida Everblades hockey team has never failed to reach post-season play in the 15-year history of the franchise. As the season winds down, the Everblades are fighting to keep that record intact. As the week began, Florida was tied with the Wheeling Nailers for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference of the ECHL with 62 points with18 games remaining in the regular season. Fort Wayne was just one point back and Evansville two, The Everblades did snap a four-game skid Sunday with a 5-3 road victory over Gwinnett after losing the first two games of the series. Florida returned to home ice at Germain Arena this week hosting Orlando Tuesday and Gwinnett Friday and Saturday nights. Rob Antony, assistant general manager, Minnesota Twins Spring Training Home SchedulesMinnesota Twins Hammond Stadium. Thursday, March 6 St. Louis Cardinals; 1:05 p.m. Sunday, March 9 Philadelphia Phillies; 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 Pittsburgh Pirates; 1:05 p.m. Thursday, March 13 Boston Red Sox; 1:05 p.m. Friday, March 14 Baltimore Orioles; 1:05 p.m. Boston Red Sox Jetblue Park Friday, March 7 Atlanta Braves; 1:05 p.m. Saturday, March 8 Baltimore Orioles; 7:05 p.m. Monday, March 10 Tampa Bay Rays; 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 Miami Marlins; 1:05 p.m.


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14B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Sanibel Island Golf ClubShambleOn Saturday, March 1, the mens league members at Sanibel Island Golf Club played a shamble to start the new month. In a shamble, all members of the foursome tee off and the best drive is selected. Then each member plays his own ball from that point until they hole the putt and then the best net ball is selected for the score. Eighty percent of handicaps were used to determine the net scores for each hole. This had to be the most unusual finish they have ever had on a Saturday morning outing. Four teams tied with final scores of 50. To determine who would be awarded first, second and third place, total scores on the back nine were used and there was one clear winner: the team of Bill Stell, Bjorn Olsson, Jay Allen and Tom Golatzki. They finished with eagles on the last two holes and thus had the lowest score on the back nine. For second and third the tie still was not broken so the final six scores on the back nine were used (counting backwards from the 18th hole) and the foursome of Rich Rompala, Roger Triftshauser, Bob Richlin and Rene Lohser were low men and awarded second place. By now Gene Taylor had to get out his abacus and keep counting back till a team had the low net ball on a hole and could be in third place. That foursome was Tony Baldino, Jack Schmidt, Bill Sadd and Dick Chocol. Jim Mulka, Mike Zembko Guy Tober and Dave Bugby got honorable mention for their 50 score. There were two 51s and a 53 and a 54 and therefore a close match overall. All members stayed for lunch at the Blue Coyote. Bill Stell, Tom Golatzki, Jay Allen and Bjorn Olsson Eden Energy MedicineCancer: Finding The Energetic Balance, Part 1by Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAMLCancer. Lets shift our perspective and view cancer as an imbalance of the bodys cells, just like diabetes, fibromyalgia or Parkinsons. Our body is continually seeking the balance in our energetic anatomy and if we can help it find that balance, healing at a deeply profound level begins. I have been asked about dealing with cancer quite frequently, so thought it appropriate to provide some basic tools. Michael Douglas had the right idea when he said, Cancer didnt bring me to my knees; it brought me to my feet! So, if we have cancer or know someone who does, how do we get to our feet? That is the topic for today. Cancer is like any other disease of the body, it is a loud warning to us that our bodies are out of balance and we need to act to bring harmony back. Of course, acting is not always easy and with cancer. It is necessary to shift long entrenched habit fields. Cancer didnt happen overnight, it is a gradual process. Cancer cells have damaged DNA which have by-passed detection by many biochemical gateways in our body designed to detect and eliminate damaged DNA cells. Once our gateway of the immune system fails to detect the damage, the DNA is enabled to transform genes into cancercausing or cancer-suppressing genes. A single cell starts the process of cancer if it sneaks through our natural built-in defenses. Cancer is an abnormal growth that has the ability to invade other tissue. From an energy standpoint, the best approach is prevention, but if cancer is a reality in your life or that of someone close to you, what can be done to help? The suggestions below are generic. Working with a skilled EEM practitioner will offer many other techniques and tools to assist. And of course, you want to explore all of your options and follow the advice of you allopathic doctor if that is the route that is being followed. Under Traditional Chinese Medicine tenets, our immune system is governed by Triple Warmer and Spleen. As explained previously, TW governs all the organs in the body and is able to take energy from any other organ to do its job of seeing that we survive. However, the first place from which TW takes its energy is Spleen (which metabolizes everything passing through our body). Under stress, when the body is being bombarded with cancer cells, TW is in overdrive pulling energy from spleen. Thus, we can expect that spleen will be extremely depleted and TW will be in overdrive. Since we cant just change our energetic habitual patterns with our thoughts, we need to change the habit fields that helped create the present condition. The first line of defense is generally to strengthen Spleen and sedate Triple Warmer, which you will learn below. To strengthen Spleen, look at the diagram here and hold the first pair of points (holding removes energy from the TW meridian) three to five minutes minimum on one side of the body and then the other side. Hold for longer if it feels good! Hold the second pair of points (holding stabilizes the shifts you made with the first pair) on the one side and then the other side for half the time as the first. Do this several times a day. At a seminar I just did last week at The Community House, as attendees were holding these points, they were yawning (this means energy is moving) and feeling much better. Next week we will learn to sedate Triple Warmer and additional tools to aid with repatterning our energetic anatomy! If you have a questions, email Semmelman at SemmEnergyCenter@ Learn more at EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. Spleen strengthening points Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueValiant EffortSandycappers beat Fresh Legion Crew 10-6 to move into a tie with Sanibel Cafe for third place with only two weeks left in the season. Sanibel Caf has Fresh Legion Crew and Bunts Ball Busters for their last two matches and Sandycappers meets Bunts and Island Lifers for their final two. In the Sandycapper/Legion Crew match, Jack Dalton and John Riegert of the Sandcappers had three wins each. League leading Bunts Ball Busters pounded Island Lifers 12-4 with Dave Doane leading the way with four wins for the victors. Island Lifer Tom Walters stunned Ball Buster ace Rich Ennis by taking two games from the leagues top percentage shooter. Terry Ricotta and Bob Buntrock had three wins for Bunts. With another perfect four-win night, Jimbo Gaubatz led the Odd Balls to a 10-6 victory over Sanibel Caf. His powerful play came when his team had fallen behind 5-3 mainly because the Odd Balls were forced to substitute Kip Buntrock for Matt Hall because Hall was under the weather. Buntrock did manage to win one from Sanibel Caf Captain Rich McCurry. His teammates gave him a resounding cheer and praised his valiant effort. March 3 Results Bunts Ball Busters12Island Lifers 4 Odd Balls 10Odd Balls 6 Sandycappers 10Sanibel Caf 6 StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 229107 SecondOdd Balls 195141 ThirdSanibel Caf 178158 FourthSandycappers 178158 FifthIsland Lifers 126210 SixthFresh Legion Crew 102234SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2014 Standings through March 3, 2014


15B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Bob Janes Memorial Golf Outing by Jeff LysiakThe Lee Coast Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is sponsoring the inaugural Bob Janes Memorial Golf Outing on Wednesday, April 9. The four-person scramble, which will benefit wounded warriors, their families and other veterans in need, will be held at Shell Point Golf Clubs platinum 18-hole championship golf course in South Fort Myers. The 18-hole four-person scramble begins at 8 a.m., with breakfast to kickoff the day at 7 a.m. The $125 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, player gift bag, a light breakfast and lunch. The honorary chairman of the outing is Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN (Ret.), former chief of the naval reserve, assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs and acting undersecretary of defense for manpower and readiness. Named for Bob Janes, the former mayor of Sanibel, Lee County commissioner and first president of the Lee Coast chapter of the MOAA, the outing will be hosted by Shell Point Golf Clubs head golf professional Gary Keating. About 55 percent of our membership is from Sanibel, and weve spoken with Bobs widow (Lynda Janes) about honoring him with this event, and shes very pleased, said Douglas Quelch, an island resident and retired commander in the United States Navy. Were doing everything we can to support local veterans programs. To sign up as a participant in the Bob Janes Memorial Golf Outing, call John Bathke, entries chairman, at 651-5038893. For sponsorship opportunities or more information, call Fred Bondurant at 281-5356. Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Shell Crafter SupremeAs you head to the main desk at the Sanibel Library youll likely notice an immense floral display. I had seen it for two years (always wondering how they kept the flowers so fresh) before I realized they werent real flowers at all, they were shells and fish bones! Large, medium and tiny ones made petals, painted in countless allnatural colors, and then there were the leaves, and the stems and branches. What a work of art. But where did it come from? Enter Goz Gosselin. Installed in 2000, it was his piece. Hes a master of the medium, a shellcrafter par excellence. In his working life Goz was a florist. He was known for his attractive floral displays in the Hartford, Connecticut area. In fact, for more than a decade he had his own shop but when he and Terri retired 28 years ago they joined the flock of snowbirders, winters here in Sanibel and summers back home at the lake in Connecticut. A few years ago that changed. Just too expensive to keep two places, he explained. We moved year-round into a place at Shell Point. All three of us. Thats Goz, his wife, and their carefully tended 24-year-old staghorn fern, which has been installed in a tree adjacent to their building entrance. Curious about his long agos, I asked him what he wanted to be when he was growing up. Id been brought up in the Christian faith and always assumed Id enter the religious life, not as a monk but somehow formally committed. After several years I discovered I didnt have a vocation, so I sought advice from my older brother. Knowing Gozs interest in flowers, his brother suggested he investigate those possibilities. This led to a Boston school specializing in floral design. After completing the course, he not only received his certificate but also a number of high continued on page 38B 1-239-851-5188 Cell 1-239-851-5188 Cell800-553-7338 x 233 Rose Gibney DakosVIP Realty Group, Inc.Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Florida SUNDIAL FANTASTIC RENTAL INCOME! SUNDIAL FANTASTIC RENTAL INCOME! Spacious one bedroom, one bath oor plan with great views of the Gulf of Mexico. Solid owner generated rentals of over $40,000. Asking price is $389,000 furnished SANIBEL ARMS EAST END SANIBEL ARMS EAST END Spectacular View Canal & Beach Beautifully furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo. Weekly rentals and pet friendly. Asking price is $345,000 furnished 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 Read us online at


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201416B African AID 5K Registration Now OpenRegistration now is under way for the African AID 5K run along McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, one of the annual favorites among local runners and a fundraiser benefiting South African children impacted by AIDS. The African AID 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 at New Hope Presbyterian Church, located at 3825 McGregor Boulevard. The race is hosted by New Hope Presbyterian Church and the Fort Myers Track Club. Online registration is available at The route takes runners along McGregor Boulevard, which will be closed to vehicular traffic during the race. Early registration is $25 per runner; race-day registration is $30. Proceeds from the 5K will be donated to World Vision, a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision will use the money to fund the relief efforts for children affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Every 14 seconds, a child is orphaned due to HIV/AIDS, and there are more than 14 million of these orphans worldwide. Certainly our mission is to help South African children, but its rewarding to know that at the same time we are hosting a community event thats rated among the best of local races, said Stu Austin, New Hopes Associate Pastor. Each year, we hear from area runners who tell us how much they enjoy the race. And like the church members who volunteer at the event, runners tell us they appreciate knowing they are helping an important cause. This year is the ninth year of the race that has raised over $50,000 for HIV/AIDS relief work in Africa. Additional information about the African AID 5K is available at and or by calling the church office at 274-1230. Runners competing in the 2013 African AID 5K line up for the start of the race The Dunes Golf ClubNifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners results from Thursday, February 27, format 1 Best Net of 2 (special event), are: 1st Roberta Rohl 28 Jeanne Mallon 2nd Judy Yenkole 28 Trudy Burkholder 3rd Lesley Simmons 29 Dorothy Hirschfeld Chip-Ins and Birdies Gerri Perkins, chip-in #7 No Lost Balls in the Water Maureen OBrien Jeanne Mallon Nancy Hopkins Lesley Simmons The Dunes Golf ClubMens GolfThe Dunes Mens Golf Association results from Wednesday, February 26, format 1-2-3 Better Balls of 4, are: 1st Joe Raboy 106 Charles Simms Ken Grosse 2nd Terry Finzen 111 Al Larsen Pat McNeilus 3rd Bill Walsh 112 Michael Funk Bruce Sprinkle Maureen Gobbi RE/MAX Realty Team 2326 Del Prado Blvd. S. Cape Coral, FL 33990 Of ce: (239)425-2519 ASK for ASK for MORE MORE Experience, Experience, MORE MORE Service, Service, MORE MORE Results ResultsGo with MAUREEN GOBBI Above Above the the Crowd! Crowd! Live On Vacation All YearUpgraded and professionally decorated with casual sophisticated furniture included. Over 2800 sq ft of open contemporary living area, three bedroom, (all en-suite with 3.5 baths, 2 private balconies to view the river, resort amenities, marina, hotel restaurants and shops. Like being in a private island resort. $675,703. Beauty and the Beach Gulf access. Almost 2 acres of Tropical Oasis. 4123 sq ft, 5 bed/4.5 bath, pool & spa. Light, Coastal contemporary, granite counters, elevator & marble oors. Turnkey (all included) furnished. Moor your boat at private dock. Beautiful gulf beach access across the street. Bike to charming Village of Captiva. $2,999,585. Design Your Beachfront HomeRare, 1/2 acre direct Gulf of Mexico Estero Island Beachfront homesite. Extra deep building site to t your Estate size Coastal home. Tucked away location on quiet street. Rendering is Custom R.G. Design being built next door. Ft Myers beach, restaurants, shops, marinas, & golf nearby. $1,499,000. Boating Pleasure Unrestricted access at this updated 3 bed/2 bath pool home. Cul-de-sac street with Intersecting views from pool. NEW barrel tile roof, light/bright interior with multiple sliders. Light neutral tile floorspristine inside and out. $359,492. 25 Years Experience Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


17B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 2014 Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge Trumps Previous YearOn January 25, The Sanctuary Golf Club held the 12th annual Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge benefitting the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. This event grossed over $119,000 adding to the inception total of $1,000,000. The event included brunch, a beautiful afternoon of golf and concluded with the ever-popular helicopter drop, cocktails, hors doeuvres and an awards ceremony on the patio. Committee members for this years event included chair Chip Roach, co-chair Steve Greenstein, Al Hanser, Ralph Clark, Gordon Coons, Terry Igo, Tom August, Mike Valiquette, Steve Brown, Ken Kouril and Brett Kist along with honorary chairs John and Mary Jo Boler. It really is a fun event and Mary Jo and I would be happy to do it again, said John Boler. This event benefits so many by allowing people to play golf at The Sanctuary Golf Club and through the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. The Sanctuary Golf Club members are very generous to offer the course for such a great cause. The people of Sanibel and Captiva communities are very generous. It is a pleasure being a part of it, added Boler. This event was originally started by The Sanctuary Golf Club with the membership donating the club for the day in support of our island community. We truly appreciate our partnership with the Charitable Foundation of the Islands and all of the many generous participants and sponsors, said Ken Kouril, general manager of The Sanctuary Golf Club. Donors included Title Sponsor The Sanctuary Golf Club; Diamond Sponsors Tom and Elaine August, Al and Sally Hanser, Chip and Nancy Roach, Ron and Debbie Brooks and John and Mary Jo Boler; Platinum Sponsors Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, FGCU Athletics, Tim and Julie ONeill and the Bahnik Foundation; Gold Sponsors Gordon and Linda Coons, Barry Humphries, Dick and Mary Butler, Beachview Birdie Hunters, Charlie and Gail Sheetz, BB&T-Oswald Trippe & Company, Mike Gadaleta, Scott Gregory, Don and Nancy Rolley, Mary and Dick Jalkut, Jeff and Suzanne Springer, Butch and Jackie Bingham, Sandy and Colin Black, Sanibel Home Furnishings Ray and Diane Knight, Stroemer & Company, PA, Bill and Judy Cheney, Hodges University, Jim and Patty Sprankle, Steve and Laura Kreter, Chris Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Mickey and Becky Ciriello, Tween Waters Inn, Ralph and Carolyn Clark, Bob and Sara Berendt, Bob and Marlene Burris, Stuart Buck, Barclays Wealth, Jim and Carmen Courter, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, Gene and Mary Burt Lankford, Diane and Nick Lopardo, Darlene and Bob Duvin, Sharon and Jim Ellen, FGWW, John and Donna Schubert, Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank, David and Ellen Raisbeck; Helicopter Sponsor Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company; Lunch Sponsors Paul and Lucy Roth, Case Pearlman, Bank of the Islands, A.J. and Sunny Scribante, John and Kay Morse; Drink Sponsors David MacKenzie, Alan and Joan Klutch; Special Sponsors Richard and Linda Green, Robert and Dixie Bowden, Gary and Roseanne Oatey, WETWO Group, Paula and Peter BentinckSmith, Lisa and John Schmidlin, Vince and Marilyn Conoscenti, Steve and Amanda Greenstein, Leo and Carole Larkin, Lee and Deb Wilson, Joel and Shirley Levine, RT and MN Lewis, Mark and Barbara Low; Hole Sponsors Bob and Sara Berendt, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, Bill and Cathie Thiede, Sheridan and Dick Snell, AJ and Sunny Scribante, Liddy Johnson, Garry and Barbara Scheuring, Bonnie and Al Koch, Jon and Gretchen Heinrich, The Bird Brain on Bird Lane, Steve and Mary Paige Abbott, Steve and Lena Brown, Joe and Ellen Thomas, Tom and Barb Dunham, Congress Jewelers, Ginny Fleming, Kathy and Ken LaMotte, HP and Sandy Andrews, Art and Susan Cassell, The McCombe Family, Gerry and Judy Risch, Tim and Jean Cadman, George and Susan Heisler, Ralph and Carolyn Clark, Billys Rentals and Sanibel Day Spa. For more information about the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, contact Al Hanser at 472-8300. For information about The Sanctuary Golf Club, contact Sheryl Tatum at 322-5182 or Carts lined up outside The Sanctuary Golf Clubs pro shop ew Name, New Location SanCap Gateway Realty (formerly SanCap One Source Realty) is now located at the Gateway to the Islands! Offering visitors complimentary private real estate tours, a business center, WiFi, and most importantly, 35 years of Island knowledge to help you find the perfect home. Call or come by today. Robert Coscia, Broker / Owner1177 Causeway Road, Sanibel Island, FL | | Next Door to The Chamber V isitors Center239.472.3334


18B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 The Dunes Golf ClubMixed GolfThe Sunday Mixed Golf on March 2 was a Best Odd/Best Even 1 Net Better Ball format. Results were: 1st Dave Blue Odd 24 Gussie Blue Bob Rohl Roberta Rohl 2nd Howard Dwyer Odd 25* Margaret Dwyer Jim Drover Sharon Hannon 3rd Hank Humphrey Odd 25 Ann Humphrey Ed Greenberg Nancy Greenberg 1st Tom Donovan Even 22 Mary Donovan Ray Vazquez Doris Dewitt 2nd Dan Perkins Even 23* Gerri Perkins Jim Boughton Lesley Simmons 3rd Jerry Muench Even 23 June Muench Bob Kent Joan Kent Closest to the pin: Doris Dewitt Hole 2 Bob Roh Hole 9 The Dunes Golf ClubRinger TournamentThe Dunes Womens Golf Association held a Ringer Tournament on Friday, February 21 and Friday, February 28. The final results were: Flight A 1st Gussie Blue 57 2nd Irmingard Markusch 61 2nd Sharon Hannon 61 (tie) Flight B 1st Nancy McConnell 61 2nd Ann Humphrey 63 3rd Grethe Christensen 65 Flight C 1st Maureen Rains 56 2nd Elaine August 58 3rd Joan Kent 60 Flight D 1st Maureen OBrien 57 2nd Linda Drasnin 62 3rd Janice McNeal 63 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, Baltimores Chris Davis became the second player in major-league history to have at least 26 home runs and 23 doubles in the first 72 games of the season. Who was the first? 2. How many times did Roger Clemens lead the American League in wins for a season despite pitching for a team with a losing record? 3. Which college football team has won the most Fiesta Bowls? 4. Five players have won the NBAs regular-season MVP Award at least four times. Name four of them. 5. Which four NHL teams have combined to win the past five Stanley Cups? 6. In 2013, Tim Cahill set a record for fastest goal in Major League Soccer history (eight seconds). Who held the previous mark? 7. Name five of the previous eight WBA world heavyweight boxing champions before Mike Tyson won the title in 1987. ANSWERS 1. Lou Gehrig, in 1927. 2. Twice -1987 (Boston) and 1997 (Toronto). 3. Penn State, with six victories. 4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell. 5. Chicago (twice), Boston, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. 6. Dwayne De Rosario scored a goal in 11 seconds in 2003. 7. John Tate, Mike Weaver, Michael Dokes, Gerrie Coetzee, Greg Page, Tony Tubbs, Tim Witherspoon and James (Bonecrusher) Smith. THE LEE COAST CHAPTER OF THE MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA IS SPONSORINGThe BOB JANES MEMORIAL GOLF OUTINGWEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014To Bene tWounded Warriors, their Families, and other Veterans in NeedFour Person Scramble at Shell Points Platinum 18-Hole Championship Golf CourseHonorary Chairman Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN (Ret)Former Chief of Naval Reserve, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve A airs, and Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Manpower and ReadinessThis event, honoring the former Mayor of Sanibel, Lee County Commissioner, and rst President of this chapter, will be hosted by Shell Point Golf Club Head Professional Gary Keating. A light breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, followed at 8:00 a.m. by the 18-Hole Four Person Scramble. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of play, where winners will be announced and prizes awarded. The $125 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf plus cart, player gift bag, a light breakfast and lunch. The Lee Coast Chapter MOAA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with IRS Tax Number 260156596. Letters documenting that portion of the entry fee as a charitable donation will be mailed out following the Outing.To Sign Up, contact Entries Chairman John Bathke at (651) 503-8893 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 Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water 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




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 Melissa Portilla, server, Jerry's Restaurant 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 20B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 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.


RC OTTER'S, CANTINA CAPTIVA, SUNSHINE SEAFOOD, KEYLIME BISTRO AND CAPTIVA PIZZA, YOGURT & GIFTSFive Captiva eateries under the same ownership RC Otter's, Cantina Captiva, Sunshine Seafood, Keylime Bistro and Captiva Pizza, Yogurt & Gifts offer a fun and casual dining experience with a tropical flair reminiscent of Key West. RC Otter's and Keylime Bistro have live music outdoors most of the day. Cantina Captiva serves Mexican food. Sunshine Seafood Cafe Wine Bar specializes in fine dining with a very respectable wine list. You have your choice of dining inside or outdoors. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 continued on page 22B21B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 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 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. 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. Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5Evenings & Sundays by appointment 579.0412 Naples & Fort Mye PROOF THAT SANIBELS TREASURESarent limited to shells...Visit our Island Boutique to see our Designer condo packages Unique accessories Home furnishings ALL ACCESSORIES THIS WEEK ONLY!OFF20% Distinctl


From page 21BRestaurants22B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 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. 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 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. 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.) 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. EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE 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. 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. 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23B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 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 the Cruzan Vibes Reggae Band; Saturday, its Robbie Hutto, guitar and vocals. Sunday Jazz Brunch 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, Chris Coile will be playing s and s hits. 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, Joe McCormick and Barbara Smith with classic R&B, dance & disco sounds of the 70s as well as top contemporary dance music hits; 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, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals, with pop, R&B; 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 the Jewmaicans Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. andTaylor Stokes 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 Saturdays from 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. RC Otters on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out. Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva features live music days and nights seven days a week. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to or 395-2299. Island Style Clothing Trunk ShowAdventures in Paradise Outfitters will host a trunk show on Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Rum Bum crew will be in attendance to show off Island Companys new Spring 2014 line with a trunk full of classic beach lifestyle clothes and accessories. Over the years, Island Company has evolved beyond a womens collection of classic swimwear to become a focused lifestyle brand of tropical travel apparel worn the world over. The brand offers island style resort wear, bikinis, classic swimwear, linen clothing, vintage sunglasses and accessories. Adventures in Paradise is in Tahitian Gardens shopping center on Sanibel. For more information, call 472-8236 or go to Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield will be entertaining Wednesday night at George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Sanibel LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Craig R. Hersch | Attorney, CPA Estate Planning Wills Revocable Trusts Durable Powers of Attorney Probate & Trust Administrations Irrevocable Trusts including modifying problem trusts Elder Law ServicesWhy not take the time to protect it for your loved ones?YOUVE WORKED HARD TO EARN AND SAVE ITCall 239-334-1141 for a FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide Celebrating 90 Years Serving Southwest Florida Florida Bar Board Certied Wills, Trusts & Estate Specialist Will Power Columnist 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 | 239-334-1141 Sundial Adds To Restaurant TeamSundial Beach Resort has named Phyllis Muscatello as restaurant assistant manager. She will support Paul Cuppy with food and beverage operations. A third generation restaurateur originally from Brooklyn, New York, Muscatello has spent over 30 years in the food service industry, following her mother and grandmother. Her grandmother was the head meat carver for the famed Horn and Hardarts Automats in New York City. Her mother owned several Italian restaurants in Miami Beach, including one at the celebrated Tropicana Hotel. Muscatello lived in North Miami Beach for over 30 years prior to moving to Naples 14 years ago. She was previously dietary director at Grand Court Lakes Assisted Living Facility in Miami until her relocation to Southwest Florida. Earlier, she worked at both Chops and Blue Water Bistro in Bonita Springs, as general manager. Her food and beverage experience includes two years as assistant director of food and beverage at Quail Creek Country Club. She was also dining room manager and then assistant food and beverage director at Spanish Wells Country Club in Bonita Springs. Phyllis Muscatello Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Getting together with people who care for you is a great way to get that ego boost you might feel you need at this time. Things start to look brighter by weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You should be able to continue with your plans once you get past those temporary delays. Surprise, surprise. An offer to help comes from a most unlikely source. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Prioritizing your tasks is important this week because of all those demands you have to deal with. The pressure eases in time for you to enjoy the weekend. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Save your energy and stay focused on what has to be done, despite all those distractions youre likely to face. You should see some evidence of real progress by weeks end. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a generous, giving person who is always ready, willing and more than able to help others in need. On March 16, 1802, The United States Military Academy -the first military school in the United States, located at West Point, N.Y. -is founded by Congress for the purpose of educating and training young men in the theory and practice of military science. In 1870, the first black cadet was admitted, and in 1976, the first female cadets. On March 15, 1820, as part of the Missouri Compromise between the North and the South, Maine is admitted into the Union as the 23rd state. The entrance of Maine as a free state was agreed to by Southern senators in exchange for the entrance of Missouri as a slave state. On March 12, 1888, the most severe winter storm ever to hit the New York City region reaches blizzard proportions. The 36-hour blizzard dumped some 40 inches of snow, and for several weeks the city was virtually isolated from the rest of the country by the massive snowdrifts. On March 10, 1927, Robert Kearns, who patented a design for the intermittent windshield wiper, is born in Gary, Ind. Kearns later won a multi-million dollar judgments against Chrysler ($20 million) and Ford ($10 million) for using his concept without permission. On March 11, 1942, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur leaves the Philippines as the American defense of the islands against the Japanese collapses. MacArthur had received a message from President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Feb. 20 ordering him to leave immediately. He finally obeyed the presidents order on March 11. On March 14, 1964, Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed Lee Harvey Oswald -the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy -is found guilty of murdering Oswald with malice and sentenced to die in the electric chair. On March 13, 1979, power pitcher Johan Santana is born in Tovar Merida, Venezuela. He went on to become the dominant lefthanded pitcher in baseball from 2003 to 2006 and won the Cy Young Award as the American Leagues top pitcher in 2004 and again in 2006. It was historian Barbara Tuchman who made the following sage observation: War is the unfolding of miscalculations. You might be surprised to learn that a polar bears skin is black and its fur is colorless. The transparent strands are so dense, though, that the fur takes on the color of the light around it. Unless youre a literary scholar, youve probably never heard of the novel Cup of Gold. It was American author John Steinbecks first novel, and it was a flop. He was issued a $250 advance to write the book, and the sales didnt even make that much money for the publishing house. Of course, early failure was no indication of talent; Steinbeck continued writing and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Domestic diva Martha Stewart once dated actor Sir Anthony Hopkins. 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27B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 DDWS Board Welcomes New MembersThe Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) Board of Directors recently welcomed four new members, including Sarah Ashton, Mike Baldwin, Vasanta Senerat and Richard Yanke. Ashton, a broker associate for Royal Shell Real Estate, moved to Sanibel in 2001 and has been biking Wildlife Drive ever since. A former board member and chair of the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce, she will serve on the Advocacy Committee for DDWS. Baldwin has lived on Sanibel for 14 years after retiring as vice president of technology at Millennium Petrochemical. Until last year, he continued to consult on health, safety, and environmental issues in the oil, chemical and energy industries. He has already taken an active role in the DDWS Advocacy Committee. Certified Public Accountant Senerat has been operating her accounting practice in Fort Myers since 1994 and on Sanibel since 2004. She has served on the boards for the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Fort Myers Womens Network, Southwest Florida Addiction Services and others. She has accepted the position of board treasurer for DDWS. Yankes vast professional background includes chief information officer and information technology director in the banking industry as well as health care, public accounting, education and business impact analyses. He will head the newly formed DDWS IT Committee. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit or contact Birgie Miller at 2920566 or Sarah Ashton Mike Baldwin Vasanta Senerat Richard Yanke Photo By Moraga Featured On Shell Magazine CoverThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, celebrating its involvement with the 77th annual Sanibel Shell Festival, announced that one of its employees received the cover of the Shell Festival magazine. Melanie Moraga, executive assistant to the museum, submitted a photograph of a junonia that was featured on the cover. The junonia was loaned to Moraga by Linda and Tom Annesley, museum volunteers, and she took the photograph in the sand at Bowmans Beach in March 2013. Her photo is titled Gift From The Sea, since junonias are Sanibel Islands treasured finds. We are happy to support Melanies photography in the museum. Her work is a delight to museum guests, said Dorrie Hipschman, executive director of The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Moragas work has also appeared in Florida Travel & Life, and it is currently being sold in the museum store and online at Melanie Moraga ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716


ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201428B Flash Mob Dances In The Aisles at Baileys Store On February 28, Baileys General Store was the site of the latest flash mob scene to explode on Sanibel, with more than a dozen tap dancers surprising customers with an impromptu performance. Tapping to the sounds of The Black Eyed Peas hit Ive Gotta Feeling, the group led by dance instructor Bobby Logue staged their second local flash mob in as many weeks. Participating tap dancers included Esta Berger, Joan Conroy, James Davis, Barbara Egan, Nancy Goodwin, Jeanne Hamilton, Lyn Humphrey, Joe La Motta, Sandy Nelson, Ann Packman, Lynn Quigley, Joyce Rice, Pat Santucci, My St. John and Trudi Williams. Following their performance, store general manager Richard Johnson said, You never know what youll see at Baileys. photos by Jeff Lysiak ABWAs Little Black Dress Cruise From left: Gayle Dehaan-Garland, president of the Sanibel-Captiva Charter Chapter of ABWA; Stacey Gerhart, ABWA board member; and Debra Lee Nashed, owner of Debonair Concierge Travel Services, LLC, sponsor of the SeaDream Yacht Club cruise that was offered at the Little Black Dress fundraiser Bling Bash To Smash SlaveryThe 2nd annual Bling Bash To Smash Slavery will be held at the Forever Green Shops on Saturday, April 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. In addition to the fun events of last years event, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) will be presenting its first Human Trafficking Awareness Partner Award to Yaro Garcia, head clinician at ACT (Abuse Counselling Treatment Center). She is also president of the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition, the organization which was first organized as the sheriffs Human Trafficking Task Force in 2005 with the help of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. This year, Jean Baer will serve as auctioneer of exciting resort stays, jewelry and gifts which will supplement HTAPs two silent auctions. Their Downton Abbey To Abbey Road selection of previously loved donated jewelry will be available to treasure hunters. There will also be a door prize raffle. Lindy Holt of Silvery Lane Studios will be returning as the featured designer with a huge assortment of her natural stone and silver worked designs. Cips Place will be providing its delicious canapes throughout the event. All tips from wine served by Cips will go toward HTAPs youth programs, ARTREACH and TIPS. The admission donation of $20 will give guests six tickets to the raffle as well as an opportunity to support Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships many prevention and awareness programs. For further information, call 415-2635 or send an email to Yaro Garcia Cycling Safety Notes ALWAYS WEAR A BICYCLE HELMET Our Shared Use Paths intersect with many roads and driveways; the risk of a crash is always present. So lets be prepared and always, no matter how short the trip, wear an approved bicycle helmet. Florida law requires helmet use for children under sixteen, but adults should set a good example and wear a helmet whenever using the Paths. Protect your head! SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTA ATTORNEYS AT LAW Sanibel Residents


29B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Recipes From Paradise Benefit FISHCompiling a cookbook is more than just collecting recipes everyone loves. Its a lot of fun to talk to co-workers, family members and friends to learn about the dishes they love. That is why Cathy Gerasin of VIP Realty, spearheaded the VIP cookbook project. Its rewarding to know that once youve completed your cookbook, youve preserved several generations of family and friends memories and made them permanent, she said. The VIP Cookbook, titled Recipes from Paradise, includes over 400 recipes contributed by VIP agents, family and clients. Pre-order sales sold the entire first order of over 1,000 books and of 500 more that were re-ordered, nire than 200 are already sold. All profits were divided between the four VIP offices to go to the charity of their choice. The Sanibel-Captiva office chose to give to FISH of Sanibel-Captiva. Cookbook purchases are still available while supplies last at $20 each. To purchase a cookbook, call 4725187 ext. 236. Front from left: FISH Vice President John Pryor, Cathy Gerasin of VIP Realty and FISH President John Morse. Second row: Glen Simmons, Marlene Donaldson, Brian Johnson, Jayne Lumley, Janie Howland, Deb Gleason, Judy Reddington, Shane Spring, Sally DiVenere, Deb Smith, Clo Whitney. Back row: Tina DiCh aria, Robin Humphrey, Debbie Staley, Keith McMenemy, Joel Goodman, John Nicholson, Jim Hetmanek, Penny Hetmanek, Jim Hall, Lynda Traverso, Kit Traverso, Fred Gerasin, Judie Anderson, Jackie Natzke, Nessa Adelson. 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 The View... And This Great House Too 1077 Bird Lane Glen Simmons, J.D.VIP Realty Sanibel, Fl 33957 239-634-7623 email: Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


30B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 12-year-old son has been described recently by his teacher as a reluctant reader. I am not clear what this really means and how I can help him. Hes a great student, so I really dont understand why he has this problem. Please give me some information. Anthony T., Estero Anthony, Generally speaking, a reluctant reader is defined as anyone not showing an interest in reading. According to the experts, there are several different types of reluctant readers. They can be intelligent children or teens that are interested in reading, but lack good reading skills, such as speed and comprehension. Some kids simply have no interest in reading and are at risk of falling behind. Other kids have specific learning problems that impede their ability and desire to read. The most challenging kid is one with excellent skills but has no interest in books or reading. And adolescent boys are typically the largest number of reluctant readers. Jon Scieszka, teacher, author and reluctant reader advocate says, Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No one is quite sure why. Some of the reasons are biological. Some of the reasons are sociological. But the good news is that research also shows that boys will read... if they are given reading that interests them. Visit his website for great ideas about reading for boys Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) reports that more than 4,800 books are published a year for teens. However with so many choices, it can be hard to sort and select books that interest reluctant readers. YALSA can help with that task. They have published a list of award-winning books for teens (ages 12 to 17) as well as other recommended reading at Here are some other things you can do that YALSA recommends to help your child become more interested in reading. Lead by example: Let your teen see you reading and visiting the library often. Sharing books shows you care. Talk about what you read with your teen. Keep plenty of books, graphic novels, magazines and newspapers around your home. Empower your teens: Let them select books that speak to their interests and hobbies. Read stories, poems, graphic novels, magazines or books out loud together. Make sure your teen has regular transportation to the library. Provide a quiet space for reading in your home and set aside time each day for reading. Give books or gift certificates to bookstores as gifts. Listen to audio books when traveling. Dont forget that reading should be fun, as well as educational, for all ages. Let your teen choose some lighter reading that isnt required for school. Get good advice: Librarians and School Library Media Specialists are experts at matching the right book to the right teen. Ask them to recommend good books that are appropriate for your teens age, maturity level and reading ability. And remember: Good teen readers = High achievers! 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 Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Insurance Tip Are You Covered For That Tweet?by Angela Larson RoehlAdding the personal injury endorsement to your homeowner policy can protect you if you or a member of your household is accused of a slanderous action. Most standard homeowner polices will not cover for personal injury issues which can include a tweet or status about another person, false arrest, invasion or violation of privacy and slander and defamation. Another plus is that the personal injury endorsement will also pay for legal costs to defend you in the event you are sued for any of the reasons listed above. Now having this endorsement does not give you the okay to say, post or tweet unpleasantries about others and there may be some exclusions to the coverage. This valuable endorsement is very inexpensive to have added to your policy. Contact your insurance agent for additional details. Angela Larson Roehl is a SanibelCaptiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience, who can be reached at info@rosierinsurance. com. Making The Most Of BubblesBrooks Selby and Eva Anderson Kilgore had recent fun experimenting how to make more bubbles at Summit Christian School at Sanibel Community Church. Summit Christian Preschool accepts children ages two, three and four years, including VPK students. For more information call Kathy at 472-2684. Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: 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 Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Rehabilitation Licensed, Experienced Therapists Medicare Providers One-on-One Scheduling in our Full-Service Clinic 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 (in the Sanibel Square) Tel: (239) 395-5858 Reduce pain, restore mobility and return to your active lifestyle! MA# 27832 PT# 13489 Brooks Selby and Eva Anderson Kilgore To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213




32B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Superior InteriorsShopping Tips For Outdoor Furnitureby Jeanie TinchIf youve been procrastinating on buying new outdoor furniture, dont get into such a hurry that you make decisions youll regret later. Here are a few tips: Seek out attractive, well designed fabrics. You do not have to settle for the traditional outdoor look of awning stripes and the like. Todays fabrics that withstand climate also are stylish. We see more variety in patterns that make fabrics blend well with interior and outdoor usage. Make your decisions not just about function. Decorate your outdoor spaces to be pleasing to the eye. The outdoors are beautiful; so too should be the space in which you enjoy the outdoors. Fabric Beauty And Durability You do want that fabric to last. So what qualities should you want? Look for the label. You want fabrics that are stain and mildew resistant, water repellant and fade resistant. Most indoor/ outdoor fabrics are made from acrylic or polyester and arc solution dyed. This means that the color is put into the material when it is a liquid. This makes the color an inherent part of the fabric, not something that is added later on. Most indoor/outdoor fabrics arc UV protected and have a guarantee to not fade for 3 to 10 years, depending on the pattern. Also, look at the cleaning instructions. If its stain resistant, it most likely can be cleaned using a mild detergent and cold water for spot cleaning. Some outdoor fabrics can even be hosed off. Perhaps the best known brand for these types of fabrics is Sunbrella, which was developed in the early 1960s as an alternative to cotton canvas. The acrylic canvas was originally used for awnings. In the 1970s, the Sunbrella marine fabrics were used on boats and outdoor cushions. In the 1980s, Sunbrella introduced a line of furniture-weight fabrics and in 2002, Sunbrella expanded into residential fabrics that can be used indoors or outdoors. Structure Aluminum, plastic and PVC materials are rustproof, lightweight, relatively inexpensive, require very little weather treating and can be washed easily with a little soap and water. Steel and wrought iron are heavy duty and sturdy, but will rust if not weatherproofed or painted periodically. Wicker furniture uses natural materials such as rattan that presents a great look and is very durable outdoors, especially when treated with a resin finish. Wicker is the weaving process that is used to make the furniture. Its use has been documented as far back as ancient Egypt, and wicker baskets have even been discovered in the ancient city of Pompeii. Wood looks very attractive in outdoor furnishings and makes for sturdy furniture that can be as comfortable as anything you use indoors. It does require regular treatment with a preservative and may also require UV protection. Choose weather-resistant woods like teak, redwood, cypress and cedar. Some manufacturers, by the way, have categories described as Outdoor Limited Exposure and Outdoor Weatherproof. Again, look for the label. Comfort Comfort is important... very important. You may want steel or wood construction in your patio furniture for stability and longevity, but dont forget that without some homey comforts like soft, plush cushions, your outdoor furniture will go largely unused. Go for thick cushions with polyester filler. The more lightweight and springy the filler is, the more quickly it will dry out after exposure to moisture. That means it will resist mold and mildew and stay comfortable and sweet smelling longer. Watch those dimensions, too. Give yourself enough room to look forward to relaxing in what will become your favorite outdoor chair or chaise. Like always, decorating is about you. And, to make it even easier, why not take all the guess work out of outdoor decorating and give a professional a call. We know how to help you get just the right product the right look at the right price. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Walk For Wishes Returning In AprilThe 4th annual Walk For Wishes 5K Walk/Run, to benefit Make-AWish Southern Florida, will be held on Saturday, April 5 at the Florida Gulf Coast University Alico Arena, located at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers. The fundraiser is a certified timed 5K walk/run with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and walk/run beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Family Fun Day, which includes food, face painting, a rock climbing wall and more activities, will run from 9 to 11 a.m. All ages are encouraged to participate in the event to help make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Pre-registration fees for the Walk For Wishes are $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children 12 years of age and younger. Event-day registration is $30 for adults, $20 for students and $15 for children 12 and younger. Registration is available online at www. to sign up as an individual or to register a team. A team consists of a minimum of four people; each team member must register online and pay entry fee prior to the event. Team members receive a T-shirt if registered by March 21. Any team that raises $2,500 or more will be named a partner in sponsoring a childs wish, and any team that raises $5,000 or more will be named a wish sponsor. Make-A-Wish also announced that Allegiant Air will be the presenting sponsor of the Walk/Run. Earlier this year, Allegiant made a commitment to provide flights for Make-A-Wish families traveling to their wish destinations. The relationship with Allegiant Air embraces the initiative of making more wish vacations possible. Rick and Barb Gallo, who chaired continued on page 34B Shell Point Informational Meetings Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 2 p.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on March 11, 19 and 25. Meetings will also be held at 10 a.m. on March 12, 18 and 26. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family and twin villa homes along with a community center and a pool. Admission is free, however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by visiting or calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. Doctors Eyecare Centers Robert G LeSage, OD & Timothy E. Underhill, OD Just off the Island! Professional eye care for over 20 years. Glaucoma, Cataract, Macular evaluations. Contact lens and optical services. Join your neighbors and see us for all your eye care needs. 239-482-0355 15620 McGregor Blvd., Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33908


33B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 So, where are you from? And if you own a residence in Florida and havent declared Florida residency yet, why havent you yet? In case you havent heard, living here can substantially decrease your tax bill. In contrast with forty-four (44) other states, Florida doesnt impose a state income tax. In 2014, 15 states (CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, NJ, NY OR, RI, VT and WA) impose an estate tax, while seven states (IA, KY, MD, NE, NJ, PA and TN) levy an inheritance tax. Two states even tax gifts (CT and MN), and four states sock it to generation skipping transfers (HI, NY, MA and VT). By making your Florida residence your legal homestead, not only can you shed many of the taxes discussed above, you may also enjoy a property tax break due to the Save Our Homes property assessment cap that serves to limit each countys tax appraisers ability to increase the assessed value of your homestead for property tax purposes. Especially if you own a residence both here and somewhere else and your current state imposes income, estate, inheritance or gift taxes, why would you remain a legal resident of that other state? The answer isnt necessarily that you dont spend enough time here in Florida. In fact, Florida really doesnt care how long you stay here so long as you take the necessary actions to establish residency which typically includes registering as a voter, obtaining a drivers license, declaring Florida homestead and disassociating yourself from the residency of your former state. And thats where most of the issues arise. Its really not so much whether you can establish Florida residency under Florida law thats the easy part its really all about whether you can successfully disassociate yourself under the statutory provisions of the state from which you formerly legally resided. One important note of which everyone should be aware if you have source income that is earned in another state, then that income will likely continue to be taxed in that state regardless of your residence. A classic example of source income is that earned in your employment or business activity in that state. Another example would be rental income from real estate located in that state. In contrast, you may save considerable tax sums from interest, dividend, capital gains, IRA, 401(k) and similar accounts should you successfully break from your former state of residence. Breaking from that state doesnt necessarily mean that you should sell your residence there. You just need to be aware of the rules that each state has created to determine who they consider a resident for tax purposes. New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are examples of states that consider an individual a resident if that person spends more than 183 days in the state. They may also consider where your spouse and minor children spend a considerable amount of time when deciding whether you fit under their taxing umbrella. Minnesota recently considered some of the most draconian residency laws that beg to be challenged in court. Ive written about those in a past column. By and large, the individual states dont want to lose tax revenue especially to their residents who own homes in tax-friendly Florida, and are looking for any and all means available to retain their citizens as state taxpayers. Im often asked how the states determine how many days youre actually there. With todays technology, theres a number of means available. If a former resident has filed his last state income tax return, and the state decides to audit whether he has established residency elsewhere, it may decided to subpoena credit card, cell phone records or even flight receipts. To remove yourself as a taxpayer from a northern state, you may want to consider a two-step process. The first step is to take the necessary actions to become a resident of Florida, with the second step including taking steps to abandon your former legal residence. When becoming a Florida resident, in addition to declaring homestead, obtaining a voters registration and drivers license, one should consider changing your address for passports, Medicare, Social Security and tax returns, as well as keeping a log of your travel. When abandoning the old state residence, so long as you dont have any source income in that state, filing a final state income tax return appropriately marked FINAL at the top of the return would be appropriate. If there is such a thing as a homestead declaration in your other state, you should renounce that declaration (which is also a Florida requirement). You would want to change your primary physician to Florida and change your legal documents, among other things. If you decide to join those of us who agree that Florida is a great state to reside, you will have plenty of company. Florida recently overtook New York as the third largest state by population, behind only California and Texas. We welcome nearly 1,000 new residents every day. So I ask again if you own a residence here but are legally domiciled in a state that imposes its own income tax, estate tax, inheritance tax and/or gift tax in addition to what you pay the federal government, why arent you already one of us? Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerSo, Where Are You From?by 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 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.


34B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 iPhone Or iPad I And II WorkshopsEveryone knows that iPhones and iPads are extraordinary devices that keep you connected to friends, family, knowledge, entertainment and the world. They can enrich and stimulate in new and exciting ways. However, they can also be intimidating, secretive and as a result used in very limited ways. These workshops offered at The Community House are designed to demystify the technology and provide an easy on-ramp to really love your iPhone and iPad. Whether you havent yet ventured into this brave new world, or have a device but feel you could be using it more (or more efficiently), this workshop is for you. iPhone/iPad I is for those wanting to master the basics of setup, navigation, efficiency with the basic apps (e.g., Phone, Mail, Safari, Calendar, Facetime, Maps, Siri). This workshop will be held on Thursday, March 13. iPhone/iPad II is for those wanting to take their skills to the next level. Specific apps for password control, photo editing, GPS guidance, shopping and more will be discussed. Also covered will be tips for working efficiently, using the cloud and integration across multiple devices. This workshop will be held onThursday, April 3. Advance registration encouraged. Leading these workshops will be Eric B. Orkin, a former business school professor and department chair at the University of New Hampshire. He is a successful hightech entrepreneur, author of numerous articles and an inductee into the prestigious HiTech Hall of Fame. Orkin owned two companies that developed applications using MS-DOS, then Windows. After two decades of dealing with Microsoft idiosyncrasies, he migrated his family to the Apple world and never looked back. He is highly regarded as a teacher in many fields. When presenting technology, he is noted for making it accessible, practical and memorable. These workshops are scheduled at The Community House from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Cost for members is $30 per class, and guests are $35 per class. Contact The Community House for advanced registration. For more information on this or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. iPhone and iPad courses will be offered at The Community House From page 32BWalk For Wishesthe 2013 Walk/Run, will be the chairs again this year and encourage the community to help them reach this years goal of raising enough money to grant 10 local wishes. Corporate and individual sponsorships ranging from $500 to $7,500 are still available for this event. Contact Taylor Marini at 992-9474 ext. 23 or for additional information. For more information about Make-AWish, visit To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Top Agents, Sales Teams For January VIP Realty Group announced the top agents and sales teams for the month of January. The Bell team was recognized as top sales team while Glen Simmons and Tina DiCharia were recognized as top sales agents. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates was recognized as top listing team and top producing team. Deb Smith was recognized as top listing agent while Mary Lou Bailey was named top producing agent. Karen Bell Tina DiCharia Glen Simmons Deb Smith Mary Lou Bailey Lomano, Nicholson & Associates Smith Joins Trust Company The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company announced that Cherry W. Smith has joined the firm as executive vice president. In her new position, she is responsible for helping clients and prospects with investments and estate planning. Prior to joining The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Cherry was vice president, business development for Northern Trust Bank. Befpre that, she spent 20 years working in the trust department of Bank of America and five of its predecessor banks. Cherry earned a B.A. degree at The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also graduated with honors from the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University and is Series 7 licensed. Sleep SeminarParadise Sleep in conjunction with The Island Book Nook will be holding a free seminar on Sleep Health and Stress Management at 2 p.m. on April 3 at The Community House. Southwest Florida sleep specialist Dr. Jose Colon is passionate about delivering his message of help and hope to people experiencing insomnia. Insomnia is very common, but it is not a disease, rather a symptom, he says. Paradise Sleep has a book, The Sleep Diet, A Novel Approach to Insomnia, for adults, and a new childrens bedtime book. Cherry W. Smith Read us online at


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 201436B Night For Life A Huge SuccessOn February 24, the Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida, Inc. held its 7th annual Night For Life to raise money for the Fletcher Trust Fund. It was well attended and we raised close to $20,000 from the event, said Mike Terry, treasurer of The Fletcher Fund. A buffet meal was served to the 300plus attendees, who were entertained with songs performed by two cast members from Broadway Palms Les Miserables, music by Matthew Hembling and a 1950s-era hits routine by The Del Prados. Donna Williamson, event chairperson who recently was discharged from the hospital, gave great detail on how the funds are used when the Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida give out grants to people. Her 15-year-old transplanted kidney is now failing and she will need to go on the list for another one. For more information, visit www. Donna Williamson, right, chairperson of Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Floridas Night For Life VII, welcomed attendees to the annual fundraiser on February 24 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. At left is her husband and caregiver, Steve. photos by Jeff Lysiak Sarah Best entertained the crowd with a song from Les Miserables Night For Life emcee John Gordon, left, with musician Matthew Hembling 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 Realtors HonoredDuring VIP Realtys Groups 2013 recognition ceremony, Kate Sergeant was named Rookie of the Year for Sanibel-Captiva. The Bell Team was awarded for SanibelCaptiva Top Team. Mary Lou Bailey was Associate of the Year for Sanibel-Captiva and was also awarded VIP Realtys most prestigious award; The All Company Number One Agent out of all offices in Lee and Collier counties. The awards ceremony was held on February 21 at Kelly Greens Country Club in Fort Myers. Realtors from the Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Naples offices were in attendance. Jim Hall, Mary Lou Bailey and Matt Hudson Kate Sergeant Karen Bell Letter Carrier Food Drive May 10Letter carriers in Lee County are gearing up for the 22nd annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive. The nations largest single-day food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, will be held on Saturday, May 10. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Summer is coming, school will be out and the need for food assistance will be great. Food collected in Lee County will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other agencies. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. Northerners who are returning home prior to May 10 may drop off their contributions at any post office for this food drive. Food may also be left at Uncle Bobs storage areas at 3780 Central Avenue, 3111 Cleveland Avenue, 4400 Solomon Blvd. or 6600 Industrial Drive, all in Fort Myers; 1347 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers; or 800 Abrams Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who may not be able to leave food by their mailboxes on May 10. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, non-breakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 10. Contact Kitty Swanson in Lee County at 573-9638. Volunteers are also needed to assist with preliminary food sorting on May 10. Contact Tanya Phillips at Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007 or Kim Berghs at the United Way at 433-2000 ext. 260. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


37B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014Discussion On OsteoporosisThe Sanibel Chapter of the American Business Womens Association will host Rachel Tritaik for a presentation entitled Reduce Your Risk of Osteoporosis Practical Tips to Stay Tall and Reduce Fractures on Tuesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at The Community House. Tritaik is physical therapist, certified lymphedema therapist, vestibular rehabilitation therapist and owner of Island Therapy Center. Tritaik grew up in England and Canada, and graduated with her physical therapy (physiotherapy) degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1995. She has practiced in Florida for over 18 years, primarily in outpatient orthopedic, neurology and rehabilitation settings, with specialties in vestibular rehabilitation, NDT and lymphedema. She has lectured to community groups on topics including osteoporosis, dizziness, lymphedema, stroke, arthritis, fall/fracture prevention and body mechanics. She became a vestibular rehabilitation specialist in 1999, a certified lymphedema therapist in 2003. During the presentation, Tritaik will educate attendees about how to reduce the risk of fracture and reduce the risk of developing dowagers hump or rounded upper back. This applies to both men and women. There is a common misconception that by only taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, osteoporosis can be avoided, but recent studies have shown that this approach is limited. Tritaik will discuss and demonstrate practical ways to assist slowing bone-density loss and even increasing bone density, as one in two women over 50 will develop osteoporosis. She will also discuss pain reduction, physical therapy and the types of diagnoses and treatments, including nontraditional modalities. Guests are welcome. If you are interested in attending, call Carol Shapiro, membership chair, at 222-9713 or email her at The cost for the evening is $22, payable by check or cash. Individual Tickets Available For Fundraising GalaFor the first time in many years, the American Cancer Society Cattle Barons Ball is offering single tickets for individuals who want to attend the annual Western-themed fundraising gala. We wanted to make the Cattle Barons Ball open to everyone, not just those who would sponsor a table, said committee chairman Todd Gates. The individual tickets are popular not only with friends and co-workers who want to attend together, but also with business owners who are giving them as gifts to their customers. The Cattle Barons Ball will be held March 28 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort. Individual tickets are $400 and can be purchased online at Tickets also are available for VIP sponsor couples for $1,000, and tables of eight for $3,000. Renown for its Wild West theme and denim-clad patrons, the event offers an evening of food, cowboy-themed games, silent and lives auctions and boot-stomping music by the award winning country band One Night Rodeo. The Cattle Barons Ball is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. Now in its 11th year, the ball has raised more than $3.7 million for support services, research and education. For more information or to volunteer, contact the American Cancer Society at www.cancer. org or call Jamie Powell at 936-1113. 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 (Space Limited Pre-Registration Required)Sanibel / CaptivaFriday & Saturday, March 14th & 15th 8a 5pSanibel Island / Captiva Fri & Sat, March 14th & 15th 8a to 5p


38B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 deaRPharmacistTips For A Healthy Thyroidby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I take Synthroid for my thyroid condition and also Wellbutrin for depression. I am in pretty good health other than my hair still coming out, and I have cold hands and feet, but I feel better overall. What else can I take or do to help myself? RP, Boston, Massachusetts It sounds like your getting somewhere, but not fast enough. The symptoms you describe are commonly associated with low thyroid. I suggest you ask your doctor for added support. By that, I mean a slight dosage increase, or a different medication altogether and/or supplements. Lets talk about this more. Synthroid contains synthetic thyroxine (T4). Its pure T4 and its a bio-identical match to our own natural thyroid hormone. Some people can easily convert that drug to its active form called T3, but not everyone. The problem is that in people with depression, they have a very hard time converting T4 to active T3, which is what your cells are starving for. It sounds like this could be happening to you. Its what I call being thyroid sick as opposed to hypothyroidism, which is where your gland fails you. There are ways to overcome this. One way is to switch to a natural dessicated thyroid (NDT) drug such as Armour Thyroid, Nature-Throid or WP Thyroid (very clean ingredients). Since NDT drugs are combinations of T4 and T3, youll probably get better results. Another way is to take a T3 drug with your Synthroid each morning (2 pills). This offers the active T3 to your body, which could ease your depression and other symptoms. T3 drugs are compounded at special pharmacies and you can buy a readymade brand called Cytomel at any pharmacy. Yet another way to help improve T4 to T3 conversion is to take natural herbs and vitamins that help your body activate the Synthroid. Im thinking of a high quality trace mineral formula that contains zinc, magnesium and so forth. Selenium is particularly important because it improves T3 activation while reducing antibodies that would otherwise destroy your thyroid gland. Here are tips for everyone: Thyroid Healthy Tip #1: Wear a thyroid collar whenever you get a chest X-ray, or any X-ray where your thyroid gland is exposed to the radiation. Your thyroid is extremely sensitive to radiation, so do whatever you can to protect it. Thyroid Healthy Tip #2: Before you become pregnant, have your thyroid checked properly. Hypothyroidism is a risk factor for infertility, premature birth, low birth weight, miscarriage and poor fetal neurological development. Thyroid Healthy Tip #3: I often hear a person describe obvious symptoms of hypothyroidism several weeks or months after surgery. This is termed non-thyroidal illness and it happens after surgery. Its detrimental to not treat this condition. Your cells could be starving (what I call thyroid sick) even though your TSH test is normal so if you feel hypothyroid despite a normal lab test, ask for a trial course of medicine and see how you respond. 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. From page 15BPortraits In Printawards. He got a job with a local florist immediately, a job he kept for 15 years until he opened his own shop. When I first talked with him, Goz was at The Community Center where the shell crafters meet each Monday. Looking around the room he noted that so few of the real old-timers were still there. Sadly, that number diminished again a few months ago when Goz joined the growing group of widowers. Dealing with grief can be overwhelming; he chose to bury himself in a project. In preparation for the 77th annual Shell Show this month, he created more than one hundred free-standing flower arrangements in his small at-home studio, all of which will be for sale at the show, the profits of which are important fund raisers for The Community Association. Not one to be satisfied with something simple, he then launched a second project, completing several dozen shadow box arrangements. I had no idea how difficult it would be. Im used to working with arrangements you turn around and see from all sides. The boxes are three-dimensional but one construction meant working from the back and creating mirror images. Ill not likely try that approach again, he said. I asked him if he could be a shell which one would he choose to be? He laughed. How about the Sanibel pen. Its ugly. Everyone just steps on them, and they crack easily. The first floral shell piece I ever did used them because, to me, they resemble a flower petal. Are they used often? I asked. One judge told me that while a few crafters use them, I was the only one who did it successfully. he replied. Now I like to think of myself as the pen shell perfectionist. Remembering previous pieces hed made, Goz recalled his largest ever, completed two years ago and taking up too much room on his design bench. He and Terri had thought theyd like to gift it to the Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum, arrangements which were all made just months before her death. The immense piece bears a brass plaque naming not only its creator but its inscription, in honor of his beloved wife, to whom it is dedicated. 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, We just returned from a lovely cruise to a much warmer climate. I could hardly avoid seeing so many fat people, young and old. Some ate a bag of potato chips while they waited in line and then piled their plates filled to overflowing. I guess some go for the food paradise and since they prepaid, they were really going to get their moneys worth. Some even admitted they were watching their weight getting heavier and heavier. Obviously they indulge at home, so this was not a rare occasion. On the beautiful deck, the chain smokers were enjoying themselves and the drinkers started at breakfast time. I was appalled at their behavior. What are your comments please? Pauline Dear Pauline, People go on cruises for many different reasons. Some go to have private time to think through their personal problems. Others go for just plain fun and some for the pleasures of enjoying a great deal of food. I recently read that the International Agency for Research on Cancer estimates that 25 to 30 percent of breast cancer cases could be avoided if women were thinner and exercised more. The agency is part of the World Health Organization. No wonder our health care costs continue to rise and it is a sad commentary of life in the modern world. Lizzie Dear Pauline, I try to be open-minded when I see individuals engaging in poor health habits. I try hard to convince myself that health habits are a matter of personal choice and if an individual chooses an unhealthy lifestyle, they suffer the consequences. Unfortunately I cannot get past the total economic cost which we all share of individual choice. I do not know the answers. I try to focus on what I can control: my own habits. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am retired and I seem to be around people my age who are complaining about their aging. Do you have any advice on how to get them to accept it?A: Aging does bring about much change, however, it can be a positive experience rather than a negative one. The aging process can be a gift if this population chooses to come alive and accept the benefits that aging can bring. There are blessings and gifts in the aging process and aging has many purposes: Surround self with positive people with great energy will raise your vibration. You can be a positive role model for others and share the following: Spend time in reflection and contemplation; Engage with others; Begin new projects. Be creative in how we allow our lives to be more meaningful. Becoming older also gives us a chance to embrace coming alive in ways we have never done before. There is a whole new creative part of the self that can emerge if the mind allows and accepts what is. We begin to see the true meaning and purpose of life. We can decide how to grow in new ways. You can contribute to society in many ways. Our youth needs us. Spend time with youth. Tell your stories. Share your wisdom. Be of service to others. It feels good to give. Carl Jung warned with being too occupied with the self later in life, so learn to be of service to others. Write a letter to a soldier. Our country needs vibrant people contributing at every stage of life. Make it a wonderful, fruitful time. Dont want to waste time with superficial conversations. Use this time wisely. By sharing this insight, the people around you have every reason to be more positive and accept their gift of years. Send your editorial copy


39B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Pancreatic Cancer Research WalkThe Fort Myers Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, where all proceeds will benefit The Lustgarten Foundation, the nations largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research, will be held on Saturday, March 15 at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. The walk aims to raise money and awareness for much-needed research for pancreatic cancer, Americas fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths. Suzanne Kennedy created this event in honor of her husband, James J. Kennedy. The Fort Myers Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk has raised more than $68,900 for pancreatic cancer research. Sadly, I learned the devastating impact of pancreatic cancer having lost my beloved husband, said Kennedy. Thats why I joined together with The Lustgarten Foundation in his honor to fight this deadly disease. I know he would be proud. With an overall survival rate of just six percent, pancreatic cancer is a disease with no prevention, no early tests and unless detected in its early stages no cure. The Lustgarten Foundation works to advance scientific and clinical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer. One hundred percent of all donations to the foundation will go directly to pancreatic cancer research. Ann Walsh, director of events at The Lustgarten Foundation, said, We are grateful for Suzannes support. It is because of the dedication and determination of individuals like Suzanne that were able to not only raise much-needed funding but also much-needed awareness for pancreatic cancer. The Lustgarten Foundation remains dedicated to funding more research so a cure can be found. The Fort Myers Walk will take place at Lakes Regional Park starting at 8 a.m. on March 15. For more information and to register, visit or call 866-789-1000. Tools for Optimizing Your Health WorkshopsThe October issue of Prevention Magazine extolls the virtues of energy medicine. Two r emaining free public service workshops will be held at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Each class will begin with learning Eden Energy Medicines hands-on tools that take five minutes daily. Work with subtle energies to restore your energy when tired, sharpen your memory, boost your immune system and alleviate stress and pain. Wednesday, March 12, 10 a.m. to noon Stressed? Dropping a fork set you into meltdown mode? Activate your internal Joy Juice with Energy Medicine. We will look at stress. We all have it; its part of our culture. Not only does it deplete our spirit, but it depletes our body and minds, too. Learn how to activate the Radiant Circuits of your energy systems, to find the positivity and joy even when the lynch pin falls. Of course, singing, dancing and playing help, too. Wednesday, April 9, 4 to 6 p.m. Eyes sad? Cataracts, night vision, bright light hurts, macular degeneration? Activate your inner healing with Energy Medicine shifts. Does anyone do daily eye exercises? No? Why not? We realize the importance of exercise for our body and mind, but the Windows to our World get neglected. This class will provide exercises for improving eye health and assisting with healing for cataracts, night vision, bright light that hurts the eyes, etc. The workshops are free, but pre-registration is required. Call The Community House at 472-2155 to register. For more information, email SEMMEnergyCenter@ or visit Pancreatic cancer survivors Bob DeNardo and David Bayer FREE SEMINAR 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


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REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON Read us online CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 44B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 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 GARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTINGRICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER239-472-5147garciaonsanibel.comOffering Personal, Private, and Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. 30 Year Resident of Sanibel. Licensed in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. NS 3/7 CC 3/28 FOR RENTDUNES TOWNHOUSESpacious, furnished townhouse with 3+ bdrms./ 3 baths, avail. May-Dec. for $1,600. mo. 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: 2/14 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN SERVICES OFFERED 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 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDRetired Couple wants Annual Rental house on Sanibel. Prefer 2 bedroom, garage pool, quiet canal or dead end street location. 614-595-6576RS 2/14 CC 3/7 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED 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 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN 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.ANNUAL RENTALNice pet friendly home located in Sanibel Bayous available for rent starting March 1, $2,350 a month. Unfurnished, 2 BR, 2BA with mother-in-law suite downstairs. Nice water views with two separate garages. Call Lighthouse Realty 239-579-0511. NS 2/28 CC 3/7 VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESSGulf Pines 3BR/2BTH Lanai Pool,Tennis, WI/FI Available March &/or April Call Cathy 786-877-5330 NS 1/17 CC TFN WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA AVAILABLE APRIL 2014 Bright, Clean, Modern Call Bob 410-913-2234 RS 2/28 CC TFN WATCH THE OCEAN FROM BEDSanibel Direct Gulf Front Panoramic View Big Luxury Lanai w/Glass Doors. 2B/2Ba. WIFI-Beach Equip-3 Flat Screen TVs w/DVD Details & Photos: NS 3/7 CC 4/25 VACATION RENTALOne bedroom furnished Condo in Ft. Myers River District available April 1; will lease short term up to 9 months. Rent depending on length of lease. Non-smoking, no pets. Great river view. 2875 Palm Beach Blvd. 815-985-9039RS 3/7 CC 3/7 SEVERAL ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES FOR SALELawn/Pool Service Full Service Restaurant Breakfast/Lunch Restaurant Service Business Marine Contractor Waterfront Restaurant & Marina For Information Call or Email Corporate Investment 239-936-1718, www. oridabusinessbrokers.comRS 2/28 CC 3/14 BUSINESSES FOR SALE SEASONAL RENTALSEASONAL RENTALNicely furnished two bedroom condo at Captains Walk on the East End available starting March 1. $3,800/month for March and $3,200/month for April. Call Lighthouse Realty at 239-579-0511. NS 2/28 CC 3/7 RESTAURANT, 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 239-246-4716RR 1/17 NC TFN COMMERCIAL RENTALPRIME OFFICE PRIME OFFICE space available for lease located in a key Periwinkle location. 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TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: CLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 45B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 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 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 island NS 2/21 CC 3/14 VOLUNTEER/ 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 HELP WANTED SUPERVISORY & ADMIN. POSITIONSWe are seeking applicants who can help manage our growing of ce. RELATIONSHIP OFFICE MANAGER Must have knowledge of and love for Sanibel and Captiva islands. Strong written and oral communication skills a must, as well as superior organizational skills. BA or equivalent experience in a related eld, plus administrative and supervisory experience. REAL ESTATE OFFICE RECEPTIONIST Strong written and oral communication skills a must, as well as superior organizational skills. Desire someone with knowledge of Sanibel and Captiva islands. Administrative of ce skills and software pro ciency required. Flexible schedules. For detailed job descriptions, requirements and salary visit: 2/28 CC 3/7 LOOKING FORFive energetic individuals who love interacting with people. Conducting historical bus tours as needed, morning or afternoon 4 hrs a day available. Mandatory training. Email resume to kymonroe@ by 3/12/14. NS 3/7 CC 3/7 RECEPTIONIST NEEDEDEvery Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 and some holidays at Island real estate of ce. Fun atmosphere. $15. an hour. Call Diane Barr at 472-2603 ext. 244NS 3/7 CC 3/14 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 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 SERVICES OFFEREDPRESSURE CLEANING WINDOW CLEANINGTaskWorksbiz (239) 206-1212 cell (239) 292-1915 www.TaskWorks.bizRS 2/28 CC 3/21 MARIOTI SUPREME CLEANINGResidential and janitorial services for Lee county including Sanibel & Captiva. We are proud to be an eco-friendly, green company. Call Natalie at 239-785-9688 or email NS 3/7 CC 3/28 SERVICES OFFEREDHOME WATCHSanisal Property Management Complete Home & Condo Service 24/7 Sanibel Call: Sally & Bob 239-565-7438 NS 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 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 RS 1/25 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN S. 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 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM 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 FOR SALEGARAGE THRIFT SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 2/7 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 3/7 CC 5/30 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN HELP WANTEDImmediate part time position at Grog Shop liquor store on Sanibel. Call Rick at 472-1682 for interview. NS 2/28 CC 3/7 DENTAL RESEARCH ASSTResearch dental literature to nd applicable modes of treatments and diagnoses for of ces patients. Write detailed reports on patient histories and research discoveries. Minimum Masters degree in Dentistry or Dental Medicine required. Community Dental Practices, Ft. Myers, FL. Fax resume to 239-694-9996. NS 3/7 CC 3/7 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION ANNUAL GIRLFRIEND TAG GARAGE/YARD SALEFriday and Saturday March 7 and 8 8 am to 1 pm 760 Windlass Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Chicos, Chicos, Chicos ( Ladies Clothing), Shoes, Purses, Housewares, Luggage, Dishes, Wine Glasses, Artwork, Craft Items, Gifts, Jewelry, Watches... Just lots of W@W!!! Refreshments Will Be Served!NS 3/7 CC 3/7 ESTATE SALE549 East Rocks. Everything goes: furniture, appliances, light xtures, artwork, accessories, rugs, linens, vanities, kitchenware. Saturday, 8am to 1pmNS 3/7 CC 3/7

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . 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 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 Email your editorial copy to: 46B ISLAND SUN MARCH 7, 2014 Hello, my name is Heatherand I am a three-year-old spayed female blue and white pit bull terrier Comments: Im a celebrity for all the wrong reasons. My story got a lot of media attention when my owner was videotaped dumping me and my canine companion at the shelter in the middle of the night. Both of us were in poor condition. Im doing much better now and could sure use a good loving home where Ill be appreciated for the good girl I am. Adoption fee: $45 during Mardi Paw Adoption Promotion. Hi, my name is Titan Iand I am a two-year-old orange and white tabby neutered male domestic short hair cat. I have a cute little pixie face and a personality to match. I promise to provide you with hours of entertainment plus lots of love and affection because thats just the kind of kitty I am! Adoption fee: $50 or $10 if you adopt me on Cat Tuesday (all Tuesdays during March). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. 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. Titan ID# 582958 Heather ID# 582413 photos by

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