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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: 7:39 7:36 7:38 7:37 7:37 7:37 7:36 7:38 7:35 7:38 7:34 7:39 7:33 7:39 VOL. 21, NO. 38 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 14, 2014 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at A Heros Homecoming For Captiva Firefighterby Jeff LysiakMembers of the Captiva Island Fire District welcomed home one of their own on Monday morning, as United States Army Reserve Sgt. Timothy TJ Cline returned home from his latest deployment to a heros welcome. From the 30-foot American flag hanging above the Sanibel Causeway to hundreds of residents, visitors and business workers waving flags and holding signs along the parade procession, the 27-year-old islander was stunned by the outpouring of support he witnessed upon his return. When I got to the causeway and saw the giant flag, I said, Wow, thats pretty cool whos that for? Cline said with a smile after arriving at South Seas Island Resort, across the street from the Captiva Island Fire Districts temporary quarters. And all the kids at The Sanibel School were great, too. A firefighter on Captiva since 2011, Cline was deployed with his army reserve unit to Qatar last February. His Secret Squirrel mission, as he described it, focused on security and intelligence. During his first deployment, from 2005 to 2006, he saw a lot more action, spending most of his time in Iraq. When youre in the military, you want to be the best soldier you can be. Just like here on Captiva, I want to be the best firefighter I can be, added Cline. Im always proud to serve, and Ill go back if they (the army) call again. After arriving on the causeway shortly continued on page 38 Members of the Captiva Island Fire District welcomed home TJ Cline, fourth from right, on Monday morning following his most rec ent deployment with the United States Army. Cline has been a firefighter on Captiva since 2011. photos by Jeff Lysiak Romantic Musical At The Straussby Di SaggauRomance/Romance is now showing at The BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. It consists of two separate one-act musicals that are linked only by the common theme of love and one song, Its Not Too Late, performed in both acts. In Act One, The Little Comedy, based on a short story by Arthur Schnitzler, explores the continued on page 42 Anne Chamberlain, in a scene from Act 1, is wearing an 18-carat gold pav diamond pendant with a matching set of earrings on loan from Romance/Romance Show Sponsor Congress Jewelers. All together, the pieces are over seven carats total weight. photo by Nick Adams PhotographyFree Food And Fun At Fire HouseSanibel firefighters are inviting the public to attend a free open house on Saturday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring free food, childrens activities and fire/rescue simulations. The open house will take place at the Sanibel Fire Rescue District Station #1, located at 2351 Palm Ridge Road. Parking will be available at the nearby Center 4 Life (Senior Center) on Library Way. The event also includes tours of the station and the equipment and a fire safety trailer. Lee County Emergency Medical Service is also taking part. For more information, call 472-5525. Highlights Of The 77th Annual Sanibel Shell Festival At the 77th annual Sanibel Shell Festival, sixth grader Tyler Ulrich, right, shares his knowledge at the Live Mollusk Exhibit as Ron and Denise LaTouche, visiting from New Hampshire, look on. Inside The Community House, where the show was held on March 6, 7 and 8, crowds made their way through the scientific and artistic exhibitions. For a list of show winners, see pages 23 and 24 photos by Jeff Lysiak


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 20142 Italian Vacation On Auction Block For MuseumThe Historical Village will celebrate its 30th anniversary at a party 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. The party will include a live auction of four items: A painting by Myra Roberts of Daisy Mayer fishing off the dock of Shore Haven. Roberts was commissioned to do this piece by the historical village. A fishing trip with Richard Johnson and Billy Kirkland. The trip is for four to six people, depending on whether guests want to fish or just ride. Time on the water is four to six hours in a 33-foot World Cat. Dinner for eight at Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille on Sanibel with the historical villages authors Emilie Alfino (My 92 Years on Sanibel, Francis Bailey); Deborah Gleason, co-author of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Postcard History Series; and Jeri Magg, Historical Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Tales of Paradise. This auction item includes autographed copies of the books. The final auction item is a five-day stay at the 400-year-old home of Gianni and Gail Migliorini near Parma, Italy. The offer is valid for one year with the exception of June 12 to 28. The house sleeps four and has two bathrooms. It used to be a small stable for Scipione Castello (a castle on the grounds that is open for visits), which was built in 1025 on Roman ruins. The village has just 15 inhabitants yet is convenient to spas, shopping, medieval churches and restaurants. The Emilia Romagna region is famous for prosciutto, Parmiggiano, truffle and wine and the auction item includes dinner at two of the Migliorinis favorite trattorias and a free cooking class in their home by one of the best cooks in the area. Their cantina will provide 10 bottles of wine, and a tour will be arranged of the local Parmiggiano producer. A housekeeper will come once during the week. Flights are not included. Reservations for the celebration are required by March 17, and tickets are $150 per person. To make a reservation, call museum manager Emilie Alfino at 472-4648. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit An original Myra Roberts painting of Shore Haven and its owner Daisy Mayer, with Daisy fishing on the dock as she often did, is a special auction item In the shadow of a castle with a breathtaking view, this home in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy sleeps four and comes with lots of extras Bidders could win a five-day stay at a 400-year-old home that once served as a stable to this castle in Italy An antiquing adventure in paradise.Renate B. Taylor Promoter P.O. Box 50880 Fort Myers, FL 33994Sanibel Antique Shows2014 Show Date March 15th & 16thSbCtnnfrbHt2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 33957 Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am 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. CREATIONS BY CARY A silver and gold jewelry designer and repair person who will be exhibiting at the show. He is an expert and skilled professional that is able to repair both antique and modern gold and silver jewelry. It is a privilege to have him at the show. He will be able to perform many repairs and services such as ring sizing.


3 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Looking Back: Captivas Island Store The Captiva Island Historical Society, which will debut its new History Gallery inside the Captiva Community Center at the end of March, is focused on presenting the history of the island with a series of photographs. This weeks image is of the Island Store on An dy Rosse Lane on Captiva (circa 1915). photo archives of the Captiva Island Historical Society Two Generations Describe Growing Up On Sanibel In DocumentaryDeb Gleason, along with her sons Greg and Nick, were at the oneroom school at the Sanibel Historical Village recently to talk about what it was like to grow up on Sanibel. For her, it was a return to the first school she knew on the island, and she recalled that as a second grader, she was one of 28 students who were taught by Sanibels only schoolteacher. She and her twin, Mark McQuade, started school there, along with their older sister, Judi, who was in 6th grade. She recalled how the teacher, Miss Nancy McCann, was able to seamlessly move from one grade level to another and keep the students engaged. Then Greg and Nick contrasted their experience a generation later. I started at The Sanibel School when I was five years old, in 1993, and my older brother was in second grade then. We played on the monkey bars together, Greg Gleason said. His brother remembers going to preschool at Rabbit Road, a private kindergarten. I had a great teacher there named Miss Mary, and have so many great memories. As they tell their school stories, its apparent that mother and sons had many similar impressions of growing up on Sanibel, simply separated by time. The Gleason familys story is another great example of the unique experiences so many have had growing up on Sanibel Island, said Eric Pfeifer, broker of Pfeifer Realty Group, who sponsored the documentary, Growing Up On Sanibel. The film, produced by 7time Emmy winner David E. Carter, a Sanibel resident, will premiere at BIG ARTS on April 10. Nick, left, and Greg Gleason with their mother Deb Gleason 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 pmiPad/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 guestsOptimize Your Health April 9 10am Public Service Energy WorkshopPainting 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 Amelia EarhardtMarch 26 Luncheon & Show $30 members; $35 guestsHonky Tonk HouseMarch 29 7-10pmCruise with Maureen McGovernMarch 31 6:30pm $75Maureen McGovern LiveConcert. April 1 7pm $50/Combination Ticket $100


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 20144 Seahorse Festival Set For April 12The Sanibel Schools annual fundraising event, The Seahorse Festival, will be held on Saturday, April 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. The festival is open to the public and will include plenty of familyfriendly games and activities all within the green lawns at the Dunes. There will be face painting, a silent auction, live band, bounce house, food, and games for both children and adults. Leilani Sivsov, general manager at The Dunes, said, We are excited to host this community event. Last years event brought out community leaders and families along with people visiting our islands. We feel that The Dunes is the perfect venue which allows our kids to run around, while adults can bid on items in the silent auction area and listen to great music all in a beautiful island setting. We are proud to once again partner with The Sanibel School.continued on page 6 Students offer a reminder of the date of the Seahorse FestivalCalusa Day Coming Soon To Historical VillageAny discussion of Sanibels history must include its first inhabitants, the Calusa. To honor the Calusa and their culture, the Sanibel Historical Village will hold Calusa Day on March 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A number of activities are planned, including fun for the children. Museum volunteers and Calusa experts Susan Schmidt (in the morning) and Bonnie Frankel (in the afternoon) will talk with visitors in the museums Calusa Room in the Rutland House. This room contains artifacts, shell tools and a diorama showing how the Calusa lived. They created small villages and worked with natural resources (shells and native wood) to build their homes and, later, shell mounds. They most likely numbered in the many thousands from what is now Charlotte Harbor, to the Keys, and the east and continued on page 8 Museum volunteers and Calusa experts Bonnie Frankel and Susan Schmidt 630 Tarpon Bay Rd (near the Over Easy Cafe)Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm 239-395-1350 Original Paintings by David Ruhe Original Paintings by David Ruhe Spring Fling by David RuheSee more paintings on our website.




ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 20146 Lions Club Arts And Crafts Fair Is Next WeekendThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Arts and Crafts Fair has been tradition for over 30 years. Many of the artists and crafts people are longtime participants who have developed a following among island residents and visitors. Over 100 participate each year and bring their finest works for review and purchase. This years fair at The Community House on March 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will include a silent auction with over 100 items including services and vacations available to the highest bidders. The silent auction items are available for review and bidding inside The Community House. A raffle for valuable prizes and cash is another part of the fair tickets can be purchased inside at the raffle table. The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club serves the local community in many ways and Lions are always visible assisting organizations throughout the island. Their contributions to local charities and particularly sight-based charities throughout the community are funded by events such as this. Admission is a donation of $5 and parking is free. Lions are identifiable by their yellow shirts Laura Ball, a Sanibel artist, at a previous Lions fair One of the informational booths at the fair From page 4Seahorse FestivalThe funds raised will allow the PTA and The Sanibel School Fund to focus on supplementing school needs in the areas of foreign language, technology and classroom necessities. Both groups work in concert to maintain the quality of The Sanibel School and its status as the best in the state of Florida. There are various sponsor and donor levels available. All the sponsor levels include exposure to both the Seahorse Festival and the Blue Ribbon Golf Classic. To become a sponsor, donate items or volunteer, contact Kate Sergeant, 314-9809 or email The Community House Presents Amelia EarhartDaring To Dream is about the life and last flight of the famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart. The first woman to attempt an around-the-world flight on a course approximating the equator, she was idolized during her life. Her disappearance evoked tears and sparked numerous theories as to her ultimate fate. Those theories continue to be debated even today. The one-woman play will be performed at The Community House on Wednesday, March 26. Seating starts at noon and luncheon includes honey grilled chicken salad with mixed field greens and raspberry balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Wine is available by donation At the start of the play, Amelia arrives as if she has just stepped off one of her planes and proceeds to tell the story of how she came to be a pilot and, more importantly, what that meant to her. In the course of the recollection, her spirit, drive and strong commitment to equal rights for women becomes clear. More than a simple biography, the piece is designed as an encouragement to all to reach for the stars. Janina, the actress and writer, was commissioned to write Daring to Dream by the Zonta International chapter in Naples, Florida, to help that group celebrate both its founding and the role that Amelia, a Zonta member, played in the national organization. Zonta has established a fellowship in Amelias name that has helped more than 1,000 young women pursue careers related to flight. Tickets for members are $30, guests $35. Reservations must be pre-paid. Call the Community House to reserve a space at 472-2155 or visit For more information on this event or other SCA sponsored events, log onto or call 472-2155.


7 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Summer Junior Sailing CampsChildren ages eight to 18 of all experience levels will have a great time on and off the waters of Roosevelt Channel at the Captiva Island Yacht Clubs sailing camps this coming summer, as they learn to rig and sail a boat single-handedly, how to race a sailboat, and how to handle a kayak. Families need not belong to the club for their kids to participate. Session 1, from Monday, June 23 to Friday, July 4, is for beginning sailors. Session 2, from Monday, July 7 to Friday, July 18, is for intermediate sailors who want to learn more about racing and tuning a boat for speed. Camp will be held at the yacht club, next to Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Drive. Each of the sessions will have a family awards luncheon on the closing Thursday, were participants will be recognized with certificates and a slide show of all the fun. The closing Friday is a family sail day when all the participants can have their families come and sail with them and see what theyve learned. This is a proud moment for students to show their learned skills on the water. The Captiva Island Yacht Club will run the camps as it has for the past four summers. Each child will be assigned his/her own sailboat and kayak, and an instructor for each three to five campers. The only qualification for participation is successful completion of a swim test (50-yard swim, tread water, put on a PFD (personal flotation device) in the water and swim back 50 yards wearing the PFD), which will be conducted on the first day of the programs. Enrollment is limited. For more information or enrollment forms, contact Lauren Davies at 472-9627 or email A group of young sailors Intermediate campers learn about racing and turning for speed Kayaking 2242 Periwinkle Way, Unit 1 Sanibel Island, FL 33957(239) 472-6868www.normzeiglers Come Join Us Come Join Us For Our 5th Anniversary Celebration For Our 5th Anniversary CelebrationSunday, March 16, Noon-2 p.m.Free shrimp boil with corn on the cob, kielbasa, soft drinks, dessert! Prizes! Free Casting Clinic. Everyone Welcome.


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 20148 Public Invited To Hear Ray Judah Speak On Water Issues At COTI Annual MeetingRay Judah, former Lee County Commissioner and presently Coordinator for the Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition, will be keynote speaker at the Annual Meeting of Committee of the Islands, on March 28, 2014, at the Sanibel Community House. The pubic is invited to this meeting. Judah is a widely known and long-time advocate for the responsible stewardship of Florida waters. The topic of his address will be, Everglades and Coastal Estuaries Restoration By the Numbers. Judah is a graduate of California State University of Humboldt, with a Master of Science in Natural Resources and Bachelor of Arts in Zoology. As a former environmental land planner with the Lee County Department of Community Development and Lee County Commissioner (19882012), he continues his strong advocacy for providing a balance between management of growth and responsible stewardship of our precious natural resources. Here is just a sample of the many accomplishments and awards that are the result of his efforts: Championed the designation of the 96,000 acre Density Reduction Groundwater Resource Area of Southwest Florida, Co-founded the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Land Trust and spearheaded the effort to establish the Conservation 2020 program to protect our critical water resources, open space and wildlife habitat. Assumed a leadership role in the efforts to protect the Caloosahatchee and coastal estuaries by advocating for restoration of the historic southern flow-way to the Everglades and responsible management of Lake Okeechobee, Awards and Honors Everglades Coalitions James D. Webb Award for making an outstanding contribution to the Everglades in 2011, Conservationist of the Year Florida Wildlife Federation in 2007 and the Florida Audubon Society in 1984 and 1996, Florida Audubons 2012 Theodore Roosevelt Award for Resilience, Resolve, and Courage on Behalf of Floridas Environment. Judah and his wife, Kristen, have a 25-year-old son Kallen who is a 1st. Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. The COTI Annual Meeting begins with coffee and rolls at 9 a.m., followed by the keynote address at 9:30, then presentation of COTIs Citizen of the Year award. After a brief break, a business meeting will be held for Committee of the Islands members, at which members of the board will be elected. For more information, email Committee of the Islands at You can also see other articles on community issues at the COTI website, or visit COTI on Facebook. 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In addition to the ne jewelry pieces created by Ron, Metals In Art offers In addition to the ne jewelry pieces created by Ron, Metals In Art offers jewelry cleaning, stone replacement, ring sizing, watch battery and band jewelry cleaning, stone replacement, ring sizing, watch battery and band replacement, clasps repaired or replaced as well as jewelry restoration. replacement, clasps repaired or replaced as well as jewelry restoration. Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and services is at Tuttles Sea Shell Shop, Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and services is at Tuttles Sea Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. All items are 100 percent 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. All items are 100 percent insured throughout completion of these services. Private consultations insured throughout completion of these services. Private consultations are also available. are also available. 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Tornado Drill At Childrens Center At the Childrens Education Center of the Islands, safety of the students is serious business. But dont tell that to the students. They had a fun time in their fort during a tornado drill on Thursday, March 6 while storms thundered by and a tornado watch was in effect for Sanibel. Theological Studies CourseThe Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will hold a special threesession course exploring the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Book of Mormon on Wednesdays, March 12 through 26. An optional field trip to the new Mormon Temple in Fort Lauderdale will be offered on April 2. The class will be taught by the Rev. John H. Danner, PhD. Danner holds a doctorate in religious studies (church history) from Boston University. This course, he said, will provide an overview of one of the fastest growing groups in the religious realm. The Mormon story is one of the great American epics, and the Book of Mormon one of the most fascinating books ever written. The class is open to the public, free of charge. For more information, call the church office at 472-0497 or visit the website at The church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Children had fun taking cover during the tornado drill From page 4Calusa Daywest coasts of Southern Florida. Karen Nelson, Calusa enthusiast and communications coordinator for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, will speak at approximately 2:45 p.m. Her topic will be Calusa/Spanish Interaction In The mid-1500s. Most of the known information about the Calusa comes from Spanish records of that time. The Calusa eventually died, first at the hands of Spanish explorers, and later of European illnesses, leaving behind shell mounds, skeletons, bones, wood carvings and pottery shards. 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. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit


9 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Twilight Talks At Historical VillageThe Sanibel Historical Village will hold its next Twilight Talk at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at the Old Schoolhouse on the village grounds. The speaker will be Kristie Anders, education director at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. You must make a reservation by calling Emilie Alfino at 4724648. The cost is $5 per ticket, with museum members and volunteers admitted free. Anders topic for the evening is The Growth Of Conservation Consciousness On The Islands. SCCFs education director since 1988, Anders has been teaching people about the areas natural habitat and environmental stewardship for over 30 years. She has developed a unique knowledge of the greater Everglades ecosystem through her experience as a marine educator in the Florida Keys, a ranger in Everglades National Park, an outdoor recreation planner at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and her position at SCCF. In addition, Anders has been a park ranger in Acadia National Park, Independence National Historic Park, and Salem Maritime Historic Site. Anders is the former executive director of the Ding Darling Foundation. She holds dual degrees from Penn State University in Marine Sciences and Environmental Education. She resides on North Captiva Island, traveling to work daily by boat. The April Twilight Talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9. Deborah Gleason, chair of the citys Historical Preservation Committee, will talk about Island Ladies Of The 1950s. Also in April, Charles LeBuff will speak at the last Twilight Talk of the season at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16. His talk with cap off the museums Lighthouse Day, and his topic will be The History & Operation Of The Sanibel Lighthouse. Reserve your tickets for both or either presentation as soon as possible by calling 472-4648. 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 scheduled for 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. The historical village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit ABWA Spring Fundraiser BrunchThe deadline is March 28 for the Sanibel-Captiva American Business Womens Association fundraiser, The Little Black Dress. The event includes a brunch fashion show and live auction at the Crown Colony Golf and Country Club, 8851 Crown Colony Boulevard; Fort Myers, on April 6. All accessories and apparel will be furnished by B Unique Boutique of Sanibel. There is a choice of four brunch entrees. Cost is $35 per person. The fashion boxes to be auctioned off have themes such as a catered dinner party, theatre/restaurants, health and beauty, fashion accessories, grandparents and a 7-day Mediterranean Sea Dream Yacht Club cruise. Call Gloria at 395-2661 or email to reserve a place. Retirement Lecture March 18Inspiring speaker and relationship coach Marianne Oehser provides her final of three lectures at The Community House on Tuesday, March 18 starting at 3 p.m. In this lecture, Three Keys To Successful Retirement: The Things People Forget To Prepare For That Challenge Their Happiness, Oehser discusses how challenging retirement can be. Almost every aspect of your life changes. Most people focus on acquiring enough money to allow them to retire comfortably and on where they want to live. However, they dont think about three fundamental aspects of a happy retirement that show up right after the newness wears off. This seminar will offer solid information about how to deal with who you are when your business card is obsolete, when playing golf or tennis everyday gets old, and when so much togetherness is getting on your nerves. Participants will walk away with solid tips and techniques they can use immediately. Oehser is an expert in helping singles and couples through mid-life transitions. Her discussions are very informative and interesting and provide something every relationship can benefit from. Admission to the lecture is free for SCA members while guests are a $5 suggested donation. Call 472-2155 to register in advance. For more information on this event or to become an SCA sponsor, visit www. or call 4722155. 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. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201410 Speed Limit To Be Considered For The Dunesby Jeff LysiakDuring his council liaison report to the planning commission on Tuesday, Vice Mayor Doug Congress said that several residents who live in The Dunes subdivision recently voiced concerns over increased traffic coming through their neighborhood, the result of commuters and islanders avoiding the congestion along Periwinkle Way. According to Congress, the city is currently performing a traffic calming study within The Dunes. Last week, council approved a budget amendment transfer of $39,795 and authorized city staff to contract with Johnson Engineering to perform the analysis and study. On March 4, a handful of residents from The Dunes told the council that between 4 and 6 p.m., the subdivision is overwhelmed with vehicular traffic that drives through the neighborhood in order to avoid severe congestion along Periwinkle Way. If you lived in The Dunes, youd be concerned about that, too, said Congress. One homeowner from The Dunes suggested lowering the current 30 mph speed limit to 25 mph. Theres not a whole lot you can do, said Commission Chairman Michael Valiquette, a former resident of The Dunes, who noted that speed bumps cannot be installed there because they are public roadways. He also called the 30 mph speed limit a little fast. The Dunes traffic study, prompted by concerns about the condition and age of the roadways, will also look at increased usage of the subdivision as an alternative traffic route for island egress, aims to produce a traffic calming report that will illustrate potential options that may be entertained to address traffic-related issues revealed in the analysis, the memorandum attached to the approved resolution states, in part. If we want to solve the problem with The Dunes, weve got to deal with Periwinkle, said Commissioner Chuck Ketteman. Thats where the real problem is. Several commissioners approved considering a reduction in speed limits within The Dunes. However, any such action would require the approval of the city council. New IWA Well Proposed To Meet Peak Useby Jeff LysiakOn Tuesday, the planning commission unanimously approved a conditional use application for the Island Water Association (IWA) to abandon and replace an existing onsite production well intended for potable water use. The subject parcel of land, located at 3425 Sanibel-Captiva Road, is owned by the United States Department of the Interior (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). It is the intention of IWA to increase the capacity of this well site by constructing a replacement well to withdraw water from the Suwannee Aquifer adjacent to the existing well as shown on the attached plan, the application reads, in part. The well will serve to supply water during peak demands and serve as a standby well in the event other wells are removed from service for maintenance. According to city planner Roy Gibson, the IWA requested making modifications to the existing well on the subject site by plugging the existing production well in concrete and installing a replacement production well adjacent to it, approximately 13 feet away. The well will provide water supply to IWAs reverse osmosis potable water treatment facility. IWA operates five storage tanks which have a total capacity of 15 million gallons of water. The reverse osmosis plant currently has a permitted capability of 5.99 million gallons of water per day. The IWA distributes the treated water from its treatment facilities directly to all areas of Sanibel and Captiva. In addition, the IWA owns and operates three remote pumping stations to boost the pressure in the outlying areas of the distribution system. The Lower Hawthorn Aquifer and the Suwannee Aquifer are the current principal source of the domestic water supply for IWA. Gibson added that the parcel is predominantly within the Altered Lands ecological zone, in which public utility uses are permitted as a conditional use. Hearing no objections, the planning commission approved the application 5-0. Bike Path Connectivity Draft Okayedby Jeff LysiakPlanning commissioners on Tuesday approved the most recent staff report on developing the interconnectivity and intraconnectivity interpretive guidelines of the citys shared use path system, moving the draft ordinance which amends the Land Development Code and a new development permit application along to city council for approval. In his report to the commission, Planning Director Jimmy Jordan outlined details within the 13-page draft ordinance for the interconnective and intraconnective interpretive guidelines. They include these goals: To remain consistent with the goals, objectives and policies of the Sanibel Plan. To build upon the success of the shared use path system. To ensure pedestrian, bicyclists and motorist safety by providing unobstructed sight lines at points of ingress and egress. To mitigate vehicular traffic volumes by continuing to promote walking and bicycling. To improve safety by eliminating conflict points between automobiles and pedestrians and bicyclists. To enhance pedestrian and bicyclist access to properties within the commercial district. To encourage opportunities for shared parking, thus reducing the need for large parking lots. The guidelines also include suggested standards for width, surface materials, vertical clearance, number, location, driveway separation, obstructions, visibility, pedestrian and bicycle lanes, line of sight, design, lighting, drainage and signage. A cross access agreement, requiring owners of two adjoining properties to enter into a perpetual easement, along with maintenance and mutual indemnities, was removed. According to Jordan, the purpose behind establishing the guidelines is to incentivize participation. During their February 25 meeting, commissioners requested that a $50 filing fee be eliminated. In addition, they asked for a one-year look-back after the guidelines have been established, to determine if changes or alterations need to be made. Commission Chair Michael Valiquette called the document precise and to the point. During public comment, resident Claudia Burns asked if a current map or listing of existing interconnective and intraconnective paths within the city has been completed. Jordan said that if the council determines such a document is needed, his staff will act upon that request. With no objections heard, commissions approved the interpretive guidelines, 5-0. Independently Owned And OperatedUSPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957. Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201412 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study, 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 Rookery BookeryCheck out Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christs Rookery Bookery, open to the public every Sunday through March 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. The store offers great prices on books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, jewelry and more. The Rookery Bookery is located on the ground level of the church, just beyond the courtyard. All proceeds benefit local programs benefiting women and children. For more information, call the church office at 472-0497. IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Show your colors!This bumper sticker has a green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is in conservation land and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel o back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Suncatchers Dream Traders Tuttles Sea Horse Shop 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


13 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Families Begin Lent TogetherLOGOS families at Sanibel Community Church gathered together on March 5 for a light dinner. Then moms, dads, and children observed an Ash Wednesday service together where the youngsters sang All I Want to Do. Together they stepped into the Lenten season in preparation for Easter. The children singing All I Want to Do A family sitting down to the Ash Wednesday dinner 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 ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WayThe Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WayOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadTown Center2496 Palm Ridge Road Retail 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: St. Pattys Day SALESMarch 16-18 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201414 Childrens Center Spring Festival The 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 the Sanibel City Park (next to The Community House). The festival begins with a free Easter egg hunt scheduledbby age group, followed by games, crafts and contests. Activities will include a bounce house, grand slide, sack races, face painting by Ms. Silvia, and arts and crafts. The cost is $10 for unlimited fun. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures. Phoebe Stirner is ready for the Easter Egg Hunt Mardi Gras At The Childrens Center Pre-K students at the Childrens Center of the Islands created their own masks for the Mardi Gras party last week. Pictured: Dylan Stevens, Scotty Tongyai, Pheobe Stirner, Elin Mossberg, Raleigh Stevens, Gia Lackenby, Tyler Lloyd, Jayden Wolff and Madison Byrne C D with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 239.437.4555 On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Thyme body and lotions Thyme body and lotions 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am D aily 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! Open PaintingOpen Painting will take place on T uesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Come join in this fun time, as the creative juices flow during open painting sessions. Bring your own supplies, ideas and a smile. You will meet new friends and inspire one another as you work on your collections. Call the church office at 472-0497 for more information. Email your editorial copy to:


15 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Using The Bible As Guide To Modern MedicineRoss Hauser, MD, will speak on the topic of applying Biblical principles as a guide to modern medicine at Sanibel Community Church on Saturday March 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Dr. Hauser is a well -known lecturer and Internet presence who writes a daily e-newsletter that goes to 6,000 subscribers. He will discuss and engage the audience in a question and answer session on topics such as reversing chronic diseases including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, pain and fatigue. Dr. Hauser will share his over 20 years experience in the natural health field, emphasizing the underlying cause of most chronic diseases. He will cover the seven deadly stresses that cause myriad health problems, including bitterness, anger, unforgiveness and guilt. For those interested in weight loss and reversing fatigue, he will also share the tenants of The Hauser Diet in identifying which diet is best for each individual. Dr. Hauser and his wife Marion have authored nine books on health and have published over 20 scientific articles. They run a comprehensive natural pain clinic in Oak Park, Illinois, utilizing prolotherapy and stem cell therapy and are opening a Fort Myers office this summer. Ross Hauser, MD Biblically-Focused Weekend For WomenThe Village Church and The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point are presenting Dare To Believe: A Biblically-Focused Weekend for Women on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. This womens conference will provide an entertaining, yet thought-provoking weekend of fellowship and study of key female figures who dared to believe and demonstrated unwavering faith in God. On Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m., men are also welcome to see veteran actresses Nan Gurley and Bonnie Keen present a faith-based musical drama, Women Who to Dare to Believe, which brings to life 21 women from the scriptures whom God used to fulfill the covenant and bring in the Messiah in this thought-provoking musical. Tickets are $15. On Saturday, April 5, women only are invited to a day of Bible study with Gurley and Keen from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sessions include They are Enough: An Overview Study of Rachel and Leah; When God Says No: A Study of Anna; and No Matter the Cost: A Study of Jochedbed, Mother of Moses and Mary, Mother of Jesus. Saturdays sessions and a catered lunch are $35. Cost for the full conference of Friday and Saturday events is $45. To register, visit daretobelieve or call 454-2147. Attendees can make overnight accommodations at The Guest House at Shell Point by calling 454-2123.The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. Bonnie Keen and Nan Gurley Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201418 Get That Tarpon Gear Ready Theyre Here!by Capt. Matt MitchellWith our transition into spring now well under way, each almost weekly cold front seems shorter and milder than the last. The windy conditions we are experiencing are pretty much normal for March, so fishing and finding places to catch fish is the challenge for anglers this month. Shiners have still been a little hit and miss so the majority of my fishing is still with live shrimp and cut ladyfish chunks. Add to that the clocks moving forward one hour and its really a scramble with a small window of time to catch bait before picking up clients at 8 a.m. With another week of warm weather behind us and our water temperature holding steady in the mid 70s, tarpon sightings are becoming more and more numerous. Although we are a roughly a month away from tarpon season kicking into high gear, reports of anglers catching tarpon have already started to come in. Most of these reports are coming from anglers fishing the Cape Coral and Fort Myers bridges up the Caloosahatchee river and the Sword Point area southeast of Matlacha Pass. Twice this week while catching trout and mackerel just west of Regla Island, I saw a small pod of rolling tarpon in roughly the 50-pound range. I think most of these tarpon we see early in the season are our resident fish just moving out from their winter haunts and not part of the major migration. With threadfin herring starting to show up in good numbers this is a good indication that fishable numbers of tarpon are not that far away. Tarpon fishing without a doubt is my favorite fishing of the year. This fish offers anglers of all skill levels a chance to do battle with them using numerous methods and techniques. From a simple cut bait rig to sight fishing on the fly rod and everything in between, you can catch a tarpon. No matter how many tarpon you have caught or seen caught in your life you still see these fish make jumps and moves you have never seen before. Add to that the sheer brute strength they possess and nothing else that swims in our waters even comes close to hooked a tarpon. Simply put, no matter where in the world you fish, these are ultimate saltwater game fish. My preferred way to catch tarpon is a spinning rod. I basically use two types of spinning rods rigged a few different ways. For live bait spinning rods I use a 71/2to 8-foot medium heavy rod rated 20to 30-pound test. This longer rod helps a lot when you need to make a longer cast to present the bait to rolling fish. The reels on these rods are a 6500 series spinning reel filled full with about 300 yards of 50-pound braid. For terminal tackle on the live bait spinning rods I go with a 6-foot piece of a 60or 80-pound fluorocarbon leader. When the water is really clear I might even drop down to as little as a 40or 50-pound fluorocarbon leader if thats what it takes to get a bite. For a hook on this rig I go with a live bait circle hook anywhere from 4/0 to 8/0. The size of the hook depends on the size of the live bait youre fishing, the bigger the bait the bigger the hook. I fish this same rig freeline and with a float just above the leader depending on the presentation Im looking for. Use this set up with live threadfin herring, pinfish and crabs. My cut bait spinning rods are a little heavier and shorter. For these I go with a 7-foot heavy action rod rated 20to 40-pound test. On these rods I use 7500 series spinning rods filled with about 300 yards of 65-pound braid. Terminal tackle on these consists of a 6to 8-foot piece of 80-pound fluorocarbon leader and a 12/0 cut bait circle hook. Baits for this include cut mullet, catfish tails and cut ladyfish. These rods are cast out while the boat is anchored and simply put in the rod holder until a fish picks up the bait. Ideally every tarpon would be sightfished in slick calm water, watching the fish eat a well-presented bait. But realistically during windy and less than perfect conditions cut bait can get it done when nothing else will. My everyday tarpon spread combines both of these methods, clients fishing live baits under floats from the bow and cut baits out the back of the boat. Start getting your tarpon tackle ready. The season for these silver kings is just around the corner. 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. 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19 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Sea Schools Octifest To Be A Tentacular EventOn Saturday April 12, Sanibel Sea School will once again celebrate its mission of improving the ocean, one person at a time. For the eighth year here on the islands, the school will put up a tent for its annual fundraising party on Causeway Island A. Guests will be treated to sunset views, a local and sustainable dinner, good music, good friends and a worthy cause. Proceeds will help fund scholarships to Sanibel Sea School and allow more students from more places to participate in marine science and summer camp programs. The events committee will offer many opportunities to support the school, including a live auction and a silent auction. So far, auction items include a fishing trip with Sanibel Custom Charters, tickets to Disney World, and a variety of gift certificates to local restaurants, with many more to be added in the coming weeks. There will also be a coconut current study in which guests can buy one or more tagged, hand-painted coconuts that will be ceremoniously released into the ocean at the end of the night. The first coconut to wash ashore (maybe even in a faraway land) will be named the winner. Before the main event, Octifest sponsors will gather at Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille to celebrate together and enjoy each others company, thanks to the generosity of Mark Marinello and Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille. For additional event information, to become a sponsor or to purchase tickets to Octifest, visit or call 427-8585. Boating CourseThe Sanibel-Captiva Sail and Power Squadron will be offering Americas Boating Course at the Sanibel Library on Saturday, March 22 at 8:30 a.m. The course will be completed in one single day class ending at approximately 5 p.m. Americas Boating Course covers required safety equipment, operator responsibilities, rules of the road, navigation aids and state and local regulations. In addition, experienced, certified instructors form the squadron will cover local knowledge issues including intracoastal waterway marker protocols, shallow areas, slow zones and area weather concerns. The course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and meets the educational requirements of the State of Florida for operating a boat greater than 10 h.p. The boating safety education requirements are applicable to anyone born after January 1, 1988, who wishes to operate a boat. Successful completion of the course results in the issuance of a boating safety card by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. The fee of $40 entitles participants to a six-month initial membership in the U.S. Power Squadron with additional boating courses offered at reduced rates. Pre-registration is required by March 18 and can be done at http://bit. ly/1drcbPz or by calling the lead instructor Jay Brown at 314-807-6860. A boy with a live sand dollar Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9pm472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road OYSTER BAR NOW OPEN 7 DAYS Serving the largest selection of oysters in SW Florida Open at 1PM Sat & Sun March 15 &16 Corned Beef Special St. Paddys Day! With North Carolina Basketball coach Roy Williams $2.50 OFFPizzas Not Included. Present 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 3/19/14The purchase of each adult entree. 3/21/14Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201420 Carol Kaufmann Springfield, Illinois found a junonia along with an angel wing and lace murex in the shallow water off of East Gulf Drive. All shells were found the same morning of December 24, 2013 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Shells Found Carol Kaufmann Christina Hall from New Jersey found a junonia on Turner Beach, Captiva on March 7 at about 5 p.m. A former legendary football coach was walking by and congratulated my husband and I! Ive been looking for a junonia since I first came to the island with my grandparents, Maria and Henry Oldenburg, in 1969, she added Shell Found Christina Hall Renee and John Brady of Jackson, New Jersey, found a junonia on a Captiva beach. They were staying at South Seas Island Resort. Their comment on their find: Yea! Shell Found John and Renee Brady with their junonia Zach (9), Braden (6), mom Tina and grandmother Carole Guyette from Green Bay, Wisconsin, found a junonia on the beach at Blind Pass. We found it at 12:30 on our first day!they said. Shell Found Zach, Braden, Carole and Tina Guyette Kids Program Features Local Sheller Sanibel shell expert Harlan Wittkopf along with Jaden Wicker, Nicole and Natalie Kelly, will be featured in a new episode of the Curious Kids program, airing on WGCU this Saturday, March 15 at 9 a.m. Wittkopf and the youngsters filmed the segment on the beach behind the Sandalfoot condominiums on Sanibel last November. Saturdays episode of Curious Kids, which will focus on career choices, will rebroadcast on television channel 440 on Saturday and Sunday mornings as well as on the Curious Kids YouTube channel. photo by Jeff Lysiak Since 1978 We serve it fresh.... ....or we dont serve it at all!Oyster Bar Open 7 Days Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9pm472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.comSushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays!35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!*Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013 13 Dinners for $15, before 5:30pm 7 days Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight Confucious Say: Chinese Leprechaun carrying Big Fish bring Good Fortune!Chef OTeh brings good fortune (and great food!)Yellowtail Snapper We have Golden Tilefish Red Grouper Salmon, Yellowtail Snapper Pink Shrimp and Blue Point Oystersbut NO GREEN SEAFOOD! (We DOHave Corned Beef on St. Paddys Day!)Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


21 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive 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 CROW Case Of The Week: Sick Baby Squirrelby Patricia MolloyHumans are always a young, wild animals last hope for survival, never its best hope, cautioned Dr. Heather Barron, clinic director. A young animal should only be removed from the wild after all avenues to reunite it with an adult animal have been explored. On March 4, a juvenile eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) was admitted to CROW. A local homeowner had found the little furry mammal on the ground. Despite a thorough investigation, no nest could be found. Noticing that the squirrel was lethargic and potentially ill, she contacted a first responder at CROW for further instructions. When the squirrel arrived at the wildlife clinic, it was cold to the touch, thin and infested with fleas. Blood tests revealed that the squirrel, patient #0374, was severely anaemic and dehydrated because the tiny parasites had feasted on the babys warm blood. Before it could be fed, the fleas were removed and the little squirrel was placed in a warm incubator. Once its core temperature had recovered, the squirrel was fed Rebound, an electrolyte serum much like Pedialyte for human infants and children. Fox Valley formula, a milk replacer specifically designed for baby squirrels, eastern cottontails and opossums, was then introduced to its diet. As soon as the squirrel is weaned and can eat soaked monkey biscuits, vegetables and fruit, it will be transferred to an outdoor enclosure where the active youngster can learn essential social behavior from other squirrel patients. Before long, the adorable little tree dweller will be returned to its home territory. If you find a baby bird or mammal, observe it from a distance to see if its mommy returns; she will likely retrieve it as soon as she hears its cries. If you find a baby that is in immanent danger of a predator attack while waiting for its mom, it may be acceptable to intervene. CROW suggests placing the little one in a faux nest (cardboard box or pet carrier), making sure that it is well ventilated, and attaching it to a nearby tree. If mom does not return or you fear that the baby is ill, like the squirrel in this story contact a first responder in patient admissions at CROW (472-3644) for further instructions. 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: This eastern gray squirrel, patient #0374, was found alone on the ground by a local homeowner. The baby was infested with fleas, resulting in dehydration and anaemia.


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201422 Plant SmartThree Vines For Butterfliesby Gerri ReavesLooking for plants to attract butterflies to your yard? Try these colorful lowmaintenance vines: Coral honeysuckles (Lonicera sempervirens) five-petaled tubular flowers attract a variety of butterflies as well as the rubythroated hummingbird, which pollinates it. The small red berries attract birds such as thrushes, orioles, mockingbirds and catbirds. The coral red or bright orange flowers are about two inches long with yellow centers. Pretty evergreen foliage pairs of smooth, dark green oval leaves makes this woody vine an attractive cover for a fence or trellis or even a groundcover, with stems reaching up to 15 feet long. It prefers full sun, but will tolerate some shade. Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) is another woody vine whose nectar attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Cluster of three-inch long tubular flowers range in color from bright orange to red and bloom in the warmer months. Saltand cold-tolerant, it reaches up to 30 feet long. This fast-grower climbs and clings with aerial rootlets, thus the other common name, trumpet creeper. The coarse fern-like leaves of seven to fourteen inches long are made up of toothed leaflets. It produces a pod containing winged seeds. Give it a sunny, well-drained location. Fast-growing purple passionflowers ( Passiflora incarnata) showy flowers bloom most of the year. Bluish purple and up to three inches across, they are among the most striking of native flowers, accented with many squiggly white and lavender filaments. But the passionflower is a notable larval host plant, too, attracting zebra longwing and gulf fritillary butterflies, who consume the three-lobed leaves. This extravagant vine is also known by the hum-drum name maypop. It will climb a fence or trellis with tendrils, but like coral vine, it also makes a good groundcover. Plant it in a sunny spot with dry well-drained soil. And talk about a win-win the passionflowers fruit makes a delicious jelly. Remember, if you want your butterfly garden to be successful, avoid using pesticides and be sure to buy plants that havent been treated with them. Sources: Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, and Wildflowers of Florida Field Guide by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Hardy trumpet vine attracts butterflies and hummingbirds Coral honeysuckle attracts butterflies and birds Purple passionflower is the host plant for several native butterflies photos by Gerri Reaves Next Ding Darling Film Features PythonsMonster Python: Inside Natures Giants comes to the screen at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m. The free showing is part of the refuges 2nd annual biweekly film series in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center. Most wildlife documentaries focus on animal behavior, but the PBS Inside Natures Giants (ING) series goes inside the largest animals on the planet to explore their anatomy, reveal their intricate inner workings and uncover their evolutionary secrets. For Monster Python, the team ventures into the swamps of the Florida Everglades in search of the giant Burmese python. No one knows for sure how snakes native to Southeast Asia ended up in the Everglades, but now these giant reptiles are thriving in southern Floridas swamps and driving some native species into extinction. The team joins local python hunters on the front line of the battle against the snakes. At a swamp camp in the heart of the Everglades, they meet up with reptile expert Jeanette Wyneken to dissect two captured pythons a nine-foot male and 14-foot female. Together, they explore the anatomy that allows pythons to sense, strike, squeeze and swallow their prey. While investigating the remains of the snakes last meal, they make an amazing discovery ovaries bulging with 40 egg follicles ready to be fertilized. Richard Dawkins describes how snakes evolved from four-legged lizard-like ancestors, and biologist Simon Watt gets firsthand experience of what it feels like to be constricted by a python. Admission is free to the film, which is sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Seating is limited and available on a firstcome basis. Future films follow. All films begin at 2:30 p.m. For full descriptions of the films, visit March 19: Monster Python: Inside Natures Giants April 2: The Lost Bird Project April 9: A Life Among Whales To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566 or email Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Untangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly


23 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 2014 Sanibel Shell Show Ribbon Report ScientificStudent Grades K-6 Worldwide Shells and/or sea life, any source: 1st Tessa May Student Grades 7-12 Worldwide, Shells and/or sea life, any source 1st Bethany Namour Single Shell Sanibel-Captiva, selfcollected: 1st Weezie Sachs 2nd Michael Gillmore 3rd Joseph Weise Single Shell Florida-Caribbean, self-collected: 1st Anna Marie Nyquist 2nd Marilee McNeilus 3rd Bunni Collins Single Shell Florida-Caribbean, any source: 1st Greg Curry, Sr 2nd Marilee McNeilus 3rd Irene Longley Single Shell Worldwide, any source: 1st Greg Curry, Sr 2nd Phil Miller 3rd Irene Longley Single Shell Unusual Variants, albinos, freaks, etc., any source: 1st Ken Matthys 2nd Mary Geyer 3rd Michael Gillmore Single Shell Fossil, shells and/or other sea life, any source: 1st Sammy Miller 2nd Irene Longley 3rd Ethel Sinow Single Specimen Sea Life other than shells, coral, echinoderm, etc., any source: 1st Phyllis Gray 2nd Marilee McNeilus 3rd Deborah Yamin Multiple Shells Sanibel-Captiva, self-collected: 1st Joseph Weise 2nd Ethel Sinow 3rd Leonard Geyer Multiple Shells Florida-Caribbean, self-collected: 1st Donna Carey Multiple Shells One Genus, any source: 1st Greg Curry, Sr. Multiple Shells One Species, to show color, form and/or growth, selfcollected: 1st Stephen and Susan McCarthy 2nd Charles Barr 3rd Donna Carey Multiple Shells Educational, intended primarily to teach, any source: 1st Gene Everson 2nd Kris & Roger Woods 2nd Harold Payson & Leroy Neitzel and Jim Scatterday 3rd Joy and Rod Henderson Multiple Shells Land or Fresh Water Shells, any source: 1st Sheila Nugent 2nd Phyllis Gray Multiple Shells Unusual Variants, albinos, freaks, etc., any source: 1st Joseph Weise Multiple Specimens Fossil, shells and/or other sea life, any source: 1st Ron Bopp 2nd Sammy Miller Multiple Specimens Special, does not fit into any other class 1st Harry Berryman 1st Rachel Fields Multiple Shells Miniatures, adult shells only, maximum size 1 inch: 1st Ron Bopp Special Theme Scientific Treasures of Sanibel only species of shells that can be found on Sanibel: 1st Robert and Alice Pace 2nd Phyllis Gray Best of the Blues Previous winner of a Blue Ribbon at any past Sanibel Shell Show 1st Donna CareyArtistic HobbyistFlower Arrangement made of shells, shells only: 1st Deborah Yamin 3rd Marvin Sunderman Flower Arrangement, sea life, with or without shells: 1st Valerie Robinson 2nd Marvin Hennemann 3rd Ann DiRico Single Flower, shells and/or other sea life: 1st Barbara Malbouef 2nd Deborah Yamin 3rd Donna Carey Single Stem of Flower, shells and/or other sea life: 2nd Donna Carey 3rd Victoria Ross Miniature Flower Arrangement, max. 3in. x 3in. x 3in., shells and/or other sea life: 1st Tyler Schoenherr 2nd Victoria Ross 3rd Deborah Yamin Miniature Picture, max. 6in. x 8in., shells and/or other sea life: 2nd Donna Carey Lamp, shells and/or other sea life: 2nd Donna Carey Tree or Topiary, non-holiday ,shells and/or other sea life: 1st Marvin and Mary Hennemann 2nd Victoria Ross 3rd Liz Magee Jewelry: 1st Joy Henderson 2nd Pamela Pearson 3rd Donna Carey Jewelry: 1st Marvin Hennemann 2nd Donna Carey 3rd Anna Fastenau Shell-Related Needlecraft, no kits: 1st Scott and Melva Wilzbach Holiday Decoration, shells and/or other sea life: 1st Susan Seipelt 2nd Donna Carey 3rd Shelia Rooney Single Sailors Valentine, min 7 in., max 32 in., shells and/or other sea life: 1st Helen Green 2nd Joy Henderson 3rd Hans Peter Hoppenbrouwerscontinued on page 24 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


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201424 From page 232014 Sanibel Shell Show Ribbon ReportSingle Miniature Valentine, 6 inches or smaller shells and/or other sea life: 2nd Sally Arbib 3rd Dianne Reich Traditional Single Sailors Valentine, max 14 x14 in., shells and/or other sea life: 1st Victoria Ross 2nd Ruth Ellen Bulger 3rd Helen Green, shells and/or other sea life: 1st Deborah Yamin Flower Picture, shells and/or other sea life: 3rd Carol Judd Picture or Mosaic, other than flowers, shells and/or other sea life 1st Vera Muenkenwarf 2nd Susan Seipelt 3rd Kristen Bowersox Mirror, shells and/or other sea life: 1st Donna Smith 2nd Wendy Robinson 3rd Laura Akins Wreath, non-holiday, shells or sea life or fossils: 1st Barbara Malbouef Multmedia Photo, painting, artistic rendering, shell related, no actual shells: 1st Marilee McNeilus 2nd Sheila Nugent 3rd Cathe McDevitt Shell Table Must uilize shells and/ or sea life as a major component: 2nd Valerie Robinson Shell Box Must uilize shells and/or sea life as a major component: 2nd Susan Seipelt 3rd Sarah Trenski Miscellaneous Not applicable to other classes: 1st Carol Judd 2nd Mary Hennemann 3rd Jennifer Hamme Student Grades K--6 1st Emily PowersArtistic Professional Flower Arrangement Made of Shells, shells only: 1st Shamsia Banu 2nd Georgia Lohmeyer 3rd Barbara Walling Flower Arrangement Sea life with or without shells: 1st Darla Ross 2nd Ann Stegner 3rd Barbara Walling Single Flower Shells and/or other sea life: 1st Georgia Lohmeyer 2nd Shamsia Banu Single Stem of Flowers Shells and/ or other sea life: 1st Jeanne Stuteville 2nd Darla Ross Miniature Flower Arrangement Max. 3in. x 3in. x 3in., small shells and/or other sea life: 1st Cheryl Whitten 2nd Constance Miller 3rd Darla Ross Professional Lamp, shells and/or other sea life: 2nd Shamsia Banu Tree or Topiary Non-holiday shells and/or other sea life: 2nd Charles Barr Jewelry Single piece, shells and/or sea life related: 1st Francis Tammaro 2nd Nancy Goes 3rd Anita Gober Jewelry: 1st Francis Tammaro 2nd Judy Dinnick 3rd Anita Gober Shell Related Needlecraft No kits: 1st Nancy Goes Holiday Decoration Shells and/or other sea life: 1st Judy Dinnick 2nd Georgia Lohmeyer 3rd Ruth Reetz Single Sailors Valentine min. 13 in., max 32 in. seashells and/or sea life: 1st David Rhyne 2nd Constance Miller 3rd Suzanne Marie Dietsch Single Miniature Valentine Six inchs or smaller, seashells and/or sea life: 1st Constance Miller 2nd Wendy Marshall 3rd Denise Betourne Single Med. Sailors Valentine Min 7 in., max 12 in., seashells and/or sea life: 1st Karine Almir 2nd Audrey ODonnell 3rd Denise Betourne Traditional Single Sailors Val. Max 14 x14 in., seashells and/or sea life: 1st Gayle Condit 2nd Gerda Reid 3rd Constance Miller Double Sailors Valentine Max 20 x 40 in., seashells and/or sea life: 1st David Rhyne Novelties Shells and/or other sea life: 1st Bill Jordan 2nd Barbara Walling 3rd Suzanne Marie Dietsch Flower Picture Shells and/or other sea life: 1st Constance Miller 2nd Jeanne Stuteville 3rd Audrey ODonnell Picture or Mosaic Other than flowers, shells and/or other sea life: 1st Susan Lloyd 2nd Karine Almir 3rd Charles Barr Mirror Shells and/or other sea life: 1st Ruth Reetz 2nd Charles Barr 3rd Heather Strawbridge Wreath Non-holiday, shells or sea life or fossils: 1st Leslie Angel 3rd Marilou Angevine Multimedia Photo, painting, artistic rendering, shell related, no actual shells: 1st Constance Miller 2nd Pam Rambo 3rd Charles Barr Shell Table Must uilize shells and/ or sea life as a major component: 1st Helen Thibault 2nd Judy Dinnick 3rd Richard Lee Shell Box Must uilize shells and/or sea life as a major component: 1st Jeanne Stuteville 2nd Susan Lloyd 3rd Heather Strawbridge Miscellaneous Not applicable to other classes: 1st Judy Dinnick 2nd Peter Gabel 3rd Leslie Ventresca Collectibles Antiques, fine art, unusual artifacts incorporating shells or shell motifs: 1st Audrey ODonnell 2nd Heather Holmes OKeefe 3rd Charles and Kristine Barr Special Theme Artistic Treasures of Sanibel, must be created with shells or items that can be found 1st Susan McCarthy 2nd Victoria Ross 3rd Barbara Malbouef 2014 Sanibel Shell Show Special Awards Report Scientific du Pont Trophy Most outstanding entry in Classes 1-27: Gene Everson Conchologists of America Award Entry which best furthers interest in shells and shell collecting: Ron Bopp Best Sanibel-Captiva Shells Selfcollected Best entry in Class 11: Joseph Weise Best Florida-Caribbean Shells Any source, best entry in Classes 12 and 13: Donna Carey Marilyn Northrup Award Shell of Show, self-collected Best single self-collected shell in any exhibit: Anna Marie Nyquist Shell of Show: Any Source Best single shell in any exhibit: Greg Curry, Sr. Shell of Show: Fossil Best single shell in any fossil exhibit: Ron Bopp Sanibel Community Association Award Best Student Exhibit. Best entry in Classes 1 and 2: Bethany Namour Best of the Blues Best in Class 27: Donna Carey Anne Joffe Sanibel Superstar Award Best entry in Class 28: Jim and Linda Brunner Special Theme Award Scientific. Best entry in Class 26: Robert and Alice Pace Judges Special Ribbons One award by each scientific judge to any exhibit: Greg Curry, Sr. Judges Special Ribbons One award by each scientific judge to any exhibit: Ken Matthys Judges Merit Ribbons Awarded to a non-blue ribbon exhibit that judges agreed was noteworthy of recognition: Kris and Roger Woods Eugene Spencer Award Best South Pacific Shell in any exhibit: Kris and Roger Woods Artistic Myrtle Williams Weinstein Award Best shell flower exhibit in Classes 40-43: Valerie Robinson Gertrude A. Ford Award Best miniature flower arrangement in Class 44: Tyler Schoenherr Best Picture or Mosaic Hobbyist. Best entry in Classes 45, 58 and 59: Vera Muenkenwarf Flo Ioreo Award Best lamp in Class 46: Donna Carey Wanda Will Award Best jewelry in Class 48 and 49: Marvin Hennemann Dorothy K. Putnam Award Best mirror in Class 60: Donna Smith Best Single Sailors Valentine Hobbyist Best Single Saliors Valentine in Classes 52-54: Helen Green Best Miniature Sailors Valentine Hobbyist Best Miniature Sailors Valentine in Class 53: Sally Arbib Bettie K. McGowan Award Best Holiday exhibit in Class 51: Susan Seipelt Best Shell Related Exhibit Hobbyist Best exhibit in Classes 50 and 62: Marilee McNeilus Daniel E. Malone Award Best exhibit in Student Classes 66 and 67: Emily Powers Best in Show Hobbyist. Best Hobbyist exhibit in Classes 40-67: Helen Green Terri Gosselin Memorial Trophy Best exhibit in Hobbyist Miscellaneous Class 65: Carol Judd Best Single Sailors Valentine Professional Best exhibit in Classes 82-85: Karine Almir P2 Best Double Sailors Valentine Professional Best exhibit in Classes 86 and 87: David Rhyne Best Miniature Sailors Valentine Professional Best exhibit in Class 83: Constance Miller Best Medium Sailors Valentine Pr ofessional Best exhibit in Class 84: Karine Almir Best Flower Exhibit Professional Best exhibit in Classes 70-73: Shamsia Banu Meta Neujahr Award Professional Best exhibit in Class 74: Cheryl Whitten Best Picture or Mosaic Professional Best exhibit in Classes 75, 89 and 90: Constance Miller Best Miscellaneous Exhibit Professional Best exhibit in Class 96: Judy Dinnick Captain Tom Clifford Award Professional Best exhibit in Classes 70-96: David Rhyne Judges Special Ribbons One ribbon by each artistic judge to any Artistic Division exhibit: David Rhyne Judges Special Ribbons One ribbon by each artistic judge to any Artistic Division exhibit: Francis Tammaro Judges Merit Ribbons Awarded to a non-blue ribbon exhibit that judges felt was noteworthy of recognition: Anna Fastenau Special Theme Award Artistic Best exhibit in Class 202: Susan McCarthy


The Kiwanis Club of Sanibel/Capva would like to thank everyone who aended Spaghe Dinner 2014 We appreciate your support. Funds raised by the Spaghe Dinner will underwrite Island youth scholarships and recreaonal acvies during the coming year. The Spaghe Dinner could not happen without the great sponsors who help to stage the event and the donors who generously contribute rae and aucon prizes. These ne organizaons and individuals are listed below. Please join us in thanking them, and please reward them with your patronage. Ace Hardware Ace Performer Kayaks & Boards Adventures in Paradise B Unique Boutique Baileys General Store Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Bank of the Islands Banner Pool Service Barefoot Charleys Painting Beach Bowl Beach Chic Monogram Big Arts Big Red Q Quickprint Billy Kirkland Billys Bikes Blue Coyote Broadway Palm Theater Bubble Room Captiva Cruises Carefree Birding w/ Ken Burgener Cedar Chest Charlie Sobczak Cheeburger, Cheeburger Cips Place Congress Jewelers Danny Morgan Doc Fords Don Feiner Dorothy Doubleday Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Edison Winter Home Eric Napier Fishing Guide Evette Zurbriggen Zumba Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Rep. Theater Harley Davidson of Ft. Myers George Campean Gramma Dots Great White Grill Green Flash Gulf Harbour Country Club Holiday Inn Beach Resort Island Cow Island Graphics Island Paws Island Pharmacy Island Photography Island Winds Coiffures Jacaranda Jensens Marina Jerry Edelman Ceramics Jungle Golf Karl Reik Kurt Streeyffeler Key Lime Bistro Larkins Restaurants Laura Ball Lazy Flamingo I and II Lighthouse Caf Lilys LodgeWorks Lowes Home Improvement Luc Century Macintosh Books Mike Layton Pottery Myra Roberts Naples Zoo Oceans Reach Condos Peach Republic Performance Food Group Pfeifer Realty Pinocchios Planet Fitness Robb Moran Royal Shell Resorts Salty Sams Pirate Cruise Sanctuary Golf Club The Sandbar Sandcastle Gifts & Gourmet San/Cap CPA Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Sanibel Air & Electric Sanibel Bean Sanibel Caf Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Sanibel Community Association Sanibel Day Spa Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory Sanibel Home Furnishings Sanibel Island Golf & Tennis Club Sanibel Olive Oil Co. Sanibel Sea School Sanibel ServiceCenter Sanibel Steak House Sanibel Sunglass Company Sanibel Surf Shop Sanibel Thriller Sanybels Finest SCCF Native Plant Nursery Shell Point Retirement Community S he l l Point Golf Club South Seas Plantation Spatini Sporty Seahorse Shop Starfish Grille Steve Faytis Suncatchers Dream Sundial Beach Resort Sunsplash Water Park Sysco Tarpon Bay Explorers The T-Shirt Hut Thistle Lodge Three Crafty Ladies Timbers Traders Cafe Tween Waters Resort Turtles Gift Shop Whitneys Bait & Tackle Wilford and Lee Yolo Board Adventures Yolo Watersports Captiva Zebra Yogurt Zoomers Zurbriggen Financial See You Next Year! The Kiwanis Club Says Thank You For Spaghe Dinner 2014 Kiwanis Club of Sanibel-Captiva 25 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201426 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 3,391 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 60 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and seven percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients 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 the Visitor Education Center at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, and 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 4723644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit Baby box turtle photos courtesy of CROW Baby softshell turtle Gopher tortoise baby with bandage Gopher tortoise eating 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 Local golf pro Gene Taylor caught and released a 32-inch snook in the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge while on a fishing trip with Sea Reed Charters. Fish Caught Gene Taylor holds up his catch Read us online at Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


27 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 CROWs Auction Event To Feature Estate JewelryThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.s (CROW) Antique, Fine Art and Estate Jewelry Auction, to be held at The Community House on Saturday, April 12, will feature more than 80 pieces of estate jewelry in addition to many antiques and fine artworks. More than 30 pieces of jewelry will be auctioned live at 5:30 p.m. The remainder of the jewelry will be sold at the events Buy It Now! sale that will be open from 1 to 7:30 p.m. All of the jewelry was bequeathed to CROW through the estate of a longtime supporter. Included are rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings and cufflinks. All are set in 14K or 18K gold with a variety of gemstones including diamonds, rubies, emeralds and amethyst as well as tourmaline, aquamarine, tanzanite, jade and opal. All items are in mint condition. Kathleen M. Pica, founder of Auctions Neapolitan & Gallery in Naples, will serve as auctioneer. Three antique appraisers will be available to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. to appraise items at $5 per appraisal. The entry fee for the event is a $5 donation to CROW. For more information on CROWs Antique, Fine Art and Estate Jewelry Auction, contact Jan Egeland or James Robinson at CROW at 472-3644 or 18K gold peridot necklace 18K gold pins Pearl necklace Darling Is Back! In Upcoming Iowa Documentary Iowa Governor Terry Branstad proclaimed February 12, 2014, Jay N. Ding Darling Day as Iowans had the opportunity to witness an historic event at Lake Darling near Brighton, Iowa. History repeated itself as the gate of the dam at Lake Darling was again set to allow the once-pristine man-made lake to refill after undergoing major repair and conservation efforts. In September 1950, Darling himself had set the gate before a large crowd at the dedication of the lake named for him. A truly innovative conservation project for its time, Lake Darling nevertheless deteriorated, becoming filled with sediment and contaminants from poor farming practices. The February gate setting was the culmination of years of effort on the part of area residents and state government to restore and redevelop the lake and its adjoining recreational area and facilities. The accomplishments of these dedicated individuals and the challenges they faced will be the subject of a new 30-minute Marvo documentary co-produced with Iowa Public Television tentatively titled, Darling is Back!, now in production. Darlings legacy also came to life in Iowa as the exhibit, The Hidden Works of Jay N. Ding Darling, opened Januarycontinued on page 35 Sundial WinterFest A Season of Celebration During 2014, Sundial Beach Resort has many reasons to celebrate The rst winter season open to the public in 5 years. Three new restaurants for your dining pleasure. Chef Criss Menassa & her culinary creations celebrating Gulf seafood. Enhanced convention & catering services. Awarded Best Full-Service Resort on Sanibel & CaptivaDining & Entertainment Enjoy daily al fresco dining at Sea Breeze Caf with an all-day menu served from 7 am until 10 pm or a Gulfview dining experience in Waterview from 5-10 pm. At Turtles Beach & Pool Bar, casual diners can enjoy menu selections from 11-7 daily. Sample our All-You-Can-Eat poolside BBQ buet every Saturday from 1-4. Enjoy live entertainment In Sea Breeze Caf Visit 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201430 Exploring Our Backyard: A Sanibel River Adventuresubmitted by James SprankleHaving spent 16 years living on Sanibel Island, I always prided myself on knowing everything about it. I went to the old Sanibel Elementary and rec program. I was a junior naturalist at Ding Darling and when I was older spent many a night camping near Clam Bayou. But the Sanibel River was always somewhat of an urban legend to me. Youd come across an odd body of water in the middle of the island and someone would say, Yeah, thats the Sanibel River. I never reflected on what it was, where it came from or where the water was going. For some reason this past Christmas, I challenged myself to explore this nebulous, skinny water. When I decided to journey the river, I loaded up what any 21st century navigator would: Google Maps. From my apartment in Washington, DC, I was able to get an idea of where the river flowed or rather didnt flow. The water really doesnt begin or end anywhere in particular. Sanibels deputy director for public works, Scott Krawczuk, informed me that the Sanibel River is more of a mosquito control ditch than a real river. When it rains, the city opens the wier structures and the engorged slough relieves itself into the islands east end canal system or Tarpon Bay. I thought Id be travelling from the Clam Bayou/Bowmans Beach area, but this is, in fact, not connected to the Sanibel River. The furthest up island I figured I could put in was the Chteaux Sur Mer neighborhood off Sanibel-Captiva Road. When I came home in February, my assumptions were verified. The day before my journey was spent driving around with my mother to different points of the river we could see from the road. This gave us a vague idea of what lay in store. The next day, we unloaded my neighbors kayak at Chteaux Sur Mer and said goodbye. Armed with a camera, a machete, water and a sandwich my mom made, I set forth. Sitting inches from the water, I was flanked by small, tucked away homes on my right and mangroves on my left. Within minutes, I rowed past an alligator sunning itself in someones backyard. Further on down, a woman told me that there were tons of gators here. I asked if there were any big ones. According to her, more than one. The first portage took place at the next neighborhood down, Gulf Pines. I carefully placed my bag and water jug on the shore and stepped into the mud. I hoisted the craft out of the water, over the shell road and plopped it down in the adjacent body of water. I collected my belongings and headed off. After one more portage, I was alone. There were no more signs of life until I reached Rabbit Road. I had entered a realm belonging to the flora and fauna. As I calmly paddled along, a hawk came screaming out of the sky. The bird body checked a reddish egret, and squawking and screaming filled the air. As I floated along, I noticed that many of the trees had been trimmed by a chainsaw. Scott informed me that they dont cut the vegetation to make the river navigable for people, but instead to make it more accessible for wildlife. When you clear out a lot of the brush, it is easier for birds and other wildlife to build their homes. Those nests were everywhere. I would be floating through the water and had to duck underneath tree limbs with nests right over my head. I soon paddled by an SCCF observation tower constructed along the bank. Its here that I came across two young gators. Since the first one was a being a bit coy and ducked under water before I could fire off a shot with my Nikon, I paddled back around the corner to wait him out for another opportunity. When I did this, I came across the other who had been watching me the whole time. This guy let me get about two feet from him and I was able to snap some pretty righteous photographs. After a quick chat, I headed on towards the big radio tower near Tarpon Bay Road. This portion proved to be the most challenging part of my journey. According to the Sanibel Department of Public Works, the river is divided into two parts. The Western Pool stretches from Chteaux Sur Mer to Tarpon Bay Road. The Eastern Pool goes from the other side of Tarpon Bay Road down to Beach Road and the saltwater canal system. At this point, I was reaching the end of the Western Pool. Getting trapped in a mangrove maze in the Western Pool A two-foot alligator keeps a vigilant watch near an SCCF observation tower photos by James Sprankle 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...


31 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014It is, by far, the most dense and confusing portion of the river and a real pain in the neck. Using Google Maps on my iPhone, I was able to find what I thought to be a possible cut through the mangroves. I hung a right into some incredibly thick vegetation and unsheathed my machete. A downed tree thwarted my forward progress and forced me to take my kayak out and carry it around. As I gingerly attempted to reboard the vessel, it tipped and I ended up in the drink. Reminiscent of a trip I took in the Everglades 10,000 Islands a decade earlier, I decided just to walk through the water with my kayak until I could find a more stable location. Back in the boat, I paddled out into a large open body of water. To my chagrin, it appeared that I had made somewhat of a circle and ended up in a large lake. Not to mention that I saw about 10 alligators all giving me evil eyes. The thought that I had just been swimming in the same water made me shout. It took me about 30 minutes of hacking and swimming to make it through this. On my second attempt, I paddled past my first port of entry and found a sandy footpath that took me where I need to go. The Eastern Pool of the Sanibel River is a much more densely populated than the Western but you wouldnt know it. Even though I was paddling 100 feet from a home, the dense foliage prevented me from thinking I was anywhere but in an ancient Cuban estuary. Only the sound of a pile driver in the distance or an airplane above convinced me otherwise. That is, until I reached the Beachview housing development and golf course. As I came through the mangroves on the other side of Casa Ybel Road, I could hear the thwack of golf balls being hit down range. But Beachviews high property costs dont prevent the islands birds and reptiles from staking out their own piece of the good life. Anhingas drove right in front of me for their dinners, and I was again surrounded by curious scaly reptiles. My mother met me at the Sanibel trailer park next to Dick Meunchs private animal sanctuary. I sat on the side of the small concrete bridge and explained to her all that had taken place in the past five hours. I dont think she was very pleased about the swimming with gators part. We met again at the Beach Road wier along with my father and good family friend, Jay. This point marked the first time Id be leaving the river. The canal systems are primarily saltwater-fed by San Carlos Bay and not rainwater. Now, I was surrounded by homes and the salt air covered my face like a washcloth. The Sanibel River illustrated how little I knew about the place I called home. It is easy to count the Gulf of Mexico and Ding Darling as defining natural characteristics of Sanibel. They are key ingredients in making Sanibel as special as it is. But the river is the central nervous system tucked away. Its relationship with the island is symbiotic. A unique freshwater environment which is so rare on barrier islands feeds bass, gators and freshwater vegetation seen nowhere else on the island. The rivers environment provides sanctuary to so many of the birds for which Sanibel is famous ibis, tri-colored herons, red-shouldered hawks. This trip opened my eyes to what may be Sanibel Islands best-kept open secret. Even after my 28-year relationship with the island, this place still surprises and delights me. A wide open section of the Western Pool CAPTIVA CRUISES Introduces Two New Exciting Cruises Adventure Sailing Expedition A partnership between Captiva Cruises and the Bailey Mathews Shell Museum. Come aboard the Adventure, our 24-passenger sailing catamaran for an unforgettable island expedition. Passengers enjoy a Zodiac boat ride to the island, a naturalist guided shelling adventure, tropical island lunch and a fun sail back to Captiva. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday & Saturdays 10 AM 2 PM Adults $100 / Child $75 (Plus tax) Historic Cruise to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Come aboard the Santiva, our 49-passenger power catama ran. 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: 239-472-5300Email your editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201432 Shell Of The WeekThe Ribbed Cantharusby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationThe ribbed Cantharus, hesperisternia multangulus (Philippi, 1848), is a very variable species ranging in color from brown-marked to orange shells. The ribbed Cantharus closely resembles two species of oyster drills, the mauve-mouth drill and the gulf oyster drill, and for this reason is also known as the false drill. The ribbed cantharus has eye-catching egg cases that resemble miniature stars. Learn more about the ribbed Cantharus at shells/shelldetails.cfm?id=79. Dr. Jos H. Leal, the museums curator and director of education, will lecture on The Potential Effects of Repeated Freshwater Releases on Local Populations of Mollusks on Wednesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. Admission is free with museum admission/membership or $5. Weekly Schedule Friday, March 14 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, March 17 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shelling 101 at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Dr. Jos H. Leal lecture at 2 p.m., Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 20 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shell I.D. Clinic at 2 p.m., Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. The museum is at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Phone 395-2233 or visit The ribbed Cantharus and its egg cases resembling minature stars Audubon Bunche Beach Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Saturday bird walk will be on March 15 at Bunche Beach. Meet at the beach parking lot at 8 a.m.The new parking fee is $2 an hour, bills only. Waterproof shoes are a must because the group walks through tidal pools. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for further details. Black skimmers at Bunche Beach photo by France Paulsen Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000 We have the BIG TEN Network We have the BIG TEN Network HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations! Local Waters/ Charts ClassThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/ Local Charts class on Saturday, March 15, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and must bring this chart to class. Optional on-the-water training is also offered at a later date. Check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $45 and it is taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road. Students can register online at www. or call 466-4040. Irish SayingSaol fada chugatPronunciation: Sail fod-ah cu-gutMeans: Long life to you. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


33 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Citizen Birding Next Up On Lecture Series Rick Bonney, director of program development and evaluation at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology in New York State, will make a special guest appearance to speak about citizen science on Friday, March 21 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the free Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center. Floridas gulf coast is home to many species of birds and is a favored birding location for many birdwatchers. Much of what we know about the distribution of birds in the gulf and throughout the rest of Florida comes from information contributed by birders participating in a variety of citizen science projects. What can citizen science tell us about the status of Floridas birds past, present and future? And how can birdwatchers help you learn more? Bonney, co-founder of the labs citizen science program and co-editor of the Cornell Handbook of Bird Biology, will explain how ordinary citizens can become involved in research projects such as backyard bird counts, NestWatch, FeederWatch and eBird ( content/ebird). The latter is an online, nationwide bird checklist where birders can enter their sightings. In addition to offering home computer listing opportunities, Cornell places eBird reporting kiosks in prime birding locations, including JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Admission is free to Bonneys lecture, which is sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) as part of its 12-week Friday Afternoon Lecture Series. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Future events follow; all include two presentations, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. except where otherwise noted. Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to explore 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, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety. org/lectures. 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 Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands, 10 a.m. lecture only *April 11: Clyde Butcher, Nature Photographer 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 email Orchid Society 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. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way. Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the society talk about the fundamentals of orchid growing. 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. Rick Bonney COFFEE FOR THE OCEANSanibel Sea School has recently opened the doors to its new building at 455 Periwinkle Way, and staff members are working hard to create a welcoming community space on the east end of the island. Locals and visitors alike are invited to stop in to see the new facility and enjoy a cup of Sanibel Sea Schools private label coffee, a blend of organic, fair-trade African beans created in partnership with an artisanal roaster. The coffee is also available for sale, and proceeds support the schools mission to promote marine conservation through education so buy a jar or bring your own container and take home some coffee for the ocean ($5/0.6 lb. jar; $4/jar refills; $6 per pound with your own container). American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, March 16, American Legion Post 123 will offer a fish fry from 1 to 8 p.m. Live music with Robby Hutto will run from 5:30 until 9 p.m. On Monday, March 17, Post 123 will celebrate St. Patricks Day by serving corned beef and cabbage all day long. A fish fry will be featured every Friday in March from 4 to 8 p.m. The 8-ball pool league is every Monday at 5 p.m. Every Wednesday, the legion has Hump Day specials. Stop in and see whats cookin. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players are welcome and must be members. Every Friday, a 6 oz. ribeye steak sandwich is available all day, along with daily specials. The public is welcome. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. American Legion Post 123 is located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 4729979. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email Read us online at


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201434 Birds Eye ViewEagle Adventuresby Mark Bird WestallContinuedSo in case you missed last weeks column, I was anxiously looking at the platform eagle nest at Gulf Pines/ Gulf Shores a few weeks ago after a strong cold front went through and I couldnt see both chicks in the nest. Was it possible one of the chicks had been pushed off of the platform and fallen to the ground? I was starting to get a funny feeling. While watching the nest closely for signs of the second chick, my mind wandered to the many other times that I had been in the same situation and actually ended up finding osprey or bald eagle chicks on the ground. Last week, I reported about a time when I was with the director of the Environmental Department for Lee County and we found two almost fledged chicks on the ground. Another time was many years ago when I was scheduled to fly a monthly survey of about 15 to 20 eagle nests for the county. My wife and I had made arrangements to meet Erick Lindblad, executive director of SCCF, and his wife Ellen, in town for dinner after the flight. I wasnt expecting to do anything very rustic that afternoon besides flying the airplane so I left my everyday work clothes at home. And since I was planning to go out to dinner later that evening, I dressed in nicer clothes than what I usually wore on a flight with the exception of my tennis shoes (I felt that loafers didnt give me the best feel for the rudder pedals). I loved that type of seat-of-the-pants flying because you always have to be on your toes when you fly that low, but on that particular day nothing out of the ordinary had occurred and we only had a few more nests to check before it was time to head back to Page Field. One of the last nests we had to check was a relatively new one in North Fort Myers that was situated right in the middle of a cypress dome. We had observed two chicks in the nest the month before, but upon flying over the nest this time there was nothing there; not even the nest! There had been a storm go through the night before and I just knew the chicks were on the ground and possibly still alive. They were approximately eight weeks old; old enough to survive the fall, but several weeks away from fledging. Upon landing at the airport, I called my wife and told her I was going to be a little late for dinner because I was going to see if it was possible to get below where the eagle nest had been. After arriving at the cypress dome and finding a suitable place to park my car, I started to scout the area out to see how difficult it was going to be to get inside the swamp. Luckily, it was the dry season so the water in the swamp was only about knee deep; if it had been summer-time, it might have been waist deep. Standing at the edge of where the water started, I hesitated for a second remembering my nice pants and shirt that I had on. I smiled a little to myself because my wife and I had a little running argument about why I always dressed like I just came out of the swamp. She would say, Why dont you ever dress nicely? Youd look so much more presentable! and I would always answer, But I never know when I might have to go into the bush. Well, at least I had my work tennis shoes on. I knew that I didnt have much time left before it got too dark to see inside the cypress dome, so I quickly waded through the swamp and made my way to the remains of the eagle nest below the nest tree. The chicks were nowhere to be seen, but there were all sorts of signs that they were still alive. I could hear the adults perched up in the top of the canopy voicing their concern about my presence and there was fresh feces sprayed all around the top of the debris pile from the overturned nest that was half submerged in the water. But it was getting dark inside the swamp fast. As I mentioned last week, eagles are famous for continuing to care for downed chicks, but the canopy of the cypress forest, and within the forest itself, was so dense that I was concerned that the adults could not get access to the chicks very easily. Plus, because they were still pretty young, I was worried that they would not survive several weeks on the ground with all the raccoons that most likely frequented the swamp. I determined that I would leave for the evening and return first thing in the morning and undertake a more intense search for the lost chicks. Of course, when I got to the Lindblads house it was pretty obvious that I wasnt going to wear the clothes that I had planned to wear to dinner that night. But luckily, Erick and I are fairly similar in size and he loaned me some of his clothes so I looked a little more presentable. And I also had to kid my wife, See! You should always be prepared to go into the bush! You never know when you might have 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. Emergencies At Sea SeminarThe Sanibel-Captiva Sail and 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 22. Emergencies at Sea will be presented from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sanibel fire station on Palm Ridge Road. Boat Handling Under Power will be presented at the Sanibel Library on Dunlop Road from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Emergencies on Board is designed to prepare the prudent skipper for those unfortunate situations involving accidents and emergencies on board. Topics such as preventing accidents, running aground, fire, getting lost, towing, medical conditions as well as other possible emergencies are covered. Students will receive a waterproof reference guide and a fullcolor guide for the seminar. Boat Handling Under Power shows boaters how to depart and dock under a variety of conditions as well as how to trim the boat while under way. The seminar materials include a waterproof Captains Quick Guide and student notes with copies of the slides. Those attending either 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 click on Call Andrew Jacob at 539-0055 or Steve Abbott at 395-9409) for additional assistance. Hortoons To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


35 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Ding Gets On The Map The Google MapThanks to a donation from the Gardner Family, visitors trying to find the entrance to J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Google wont end up at the far end of Wildlife Drive instead. The refuges official address, 1 Wildlife Drive, didnt register correctly on Google Maps (and still does not on Garmin GPS), so the Gardner donation went toward hiring Google photographers to come to the refuge to take pictures and film from street side, through the refuge, and even inside the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center. So now when prospective visitors enter ding darling on the Google Maps page, they can click on interactive 360-degree films that show the refuges entrance and take a virtual walk-through of the education centers exhibits. More than 50 still photos give Google Maps visitors a taste of whats inside and outside at the refuges main campus. This is huge! said Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger. It will cut down on complaints about driving past the refuge trying to find it. So frustrating for everyone! We believe we are the first of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services more than 550 refuges to offer this new online conduit to the refuge and its free Visitor & Education Center. The Gardner family has always been forward-thinking in their donations, said Birgie Miller, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, which managed the project. In the past, they have funded our web sites live video feed. They were really excited about helping us take this step toward enhancing nature with technology and education. We believe it will draw more people into the free Visitor & Education Center to learn more about the refuge. Screenshot of Ding Darlings 360-degree virtual tour of its Visitor & Education Center From page 27Darling Is Back25 at the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. The exhibit, which features treasures personal artifacts, and neverbefore-seen artwork from the path of discovery in the production of Marvos documentary, Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling, will be on display at the museum until March 23. Darling is being honored nationally in 2014 in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, known as the Duck Stamp. He was largely responsible for the passing of legislation that led to the establishment of the Federal Duck Stamp Program and designed the first Duck Stamp in 1934. Marvo joins U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in celebrating the success of the program that has generated revenue to purchase more than 9 million acres of wetland habitat. Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling, continues to screen nationally. Recently the film was included as part of the Art in Conservation event at National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyoming. The event also featured work by regional artists. Marvo Executive Producer Samuel Koltinskys work is inspired by a passion for stories, history, preservation and the environment. Over the past 22 years, he has produced numerous documentaries in Europe and the United States and has worked with PBS, the History Channel and the Documentary Channel. 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 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 Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith HermannRomance/Romance Photos by Nick Adams Photography2 pm, Wednesday Matines: March 12 & 194 pm, Sunday Twilight Shows: March 9, 16, 23 & 30All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted Read us online at


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201438 The entire kindergarten class from The Sanibel School offered a heros welcome home for TJ Cline Debbie Wells gives TJ Cline a huge hug as her husband, fellow Captiva firefighter Mark Wells, looks on TJ Cline received the 2013 Firefighter of the Year Award Captiva residents, visitors and business owners lined the processions path, waving flags and holding signs Patrons of The Bubble Room stopped eating lunch to go outside and wave to the passing processionFrom page 1Heros Homecomingafter 11 a.m. on March 10, Cline and his entourage made their way to The Sanibel School, where the entire kindergarten class greeted him by waving and wearing the stars and stripes. Once the procession got to the Santiva General Store, Cline transferred to one of Captivas fire trucks for the remainder of the route. The parade of fire and police vehicles with lights flashing and horns blaring proceeded slowly along Captiva Drive, where hundreds of patriotic well-wishers waved American flags and held up signs in honor of Cline. A Florida-style barbecue cookout for the entire contingent was provided courtesy of South Seas Island Resort. Officially on leave until March 19, Cline said that he hoped to complete his paramedic/EMT training once he returns to work, which he plans to begin on March 24. Members of the Sanibel Fire Rescue District and Iona-McGregor Fire Department erected a 30-foot American flag above the causeway to welcome the island firefighter home TJ Clines family, friends and fellow firefighters were treated to a lunch buffet provided by South Seas Island Resort


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201440 Laughter And Learning At BIG ARTS Workshops Known for the wide variety of classes and topics, BIG ARTS Workshops also offer a community spirit and the opportunity to have a little fun as demonstrated by Bobby Logues tap class. The Herb Strauss Theater production manager led his class of enthusiastic tappers for an impromptu flash mob performance in the produce section of Baileys General Store on February 28. The BIG ARTS Community Chorus will perform at Baileys General Store at 2 p.m. on St. Patricks Day this year. Both the chorus and the BIG ARTS Concert Band offer ongoing enrollment throughout the year, while the more structured classes may have limited enrollment opportunities. In addition to the performing arts, workshops include painting and drawing; open studio sessions, fine crafts, such as stained glass and weaving, pottery, dance/fitness, discussion groups, music appreciation and instruction, technology lessons, language and writing classes. The fourth season of BIG ARTS Winter Academy featured courses in art, music, economics, international law and religion. Winter Academy classes delve into subjects on a more in-depth basis than a single lecture but less than a full college course. Many of the Winter Academy instructors are retired university faculty in addition to being accomplished speakers. BIG ARTS members receive a 20 percent discount on the workshop class fees. For further information, go to or call 395-0900. Bobby Logues BIG ARTS tap class flash mob at Baileys General Store Two-Piano Concert By Rising Star And Mentor A master concert pianist and his award-winning student will combine their talents in a two-piano benefit concert on Thursday, March 20 at Florida Gulf Coast University. Michael Baron, professor and head of keyboard studies in FGCUs Bower School of Music and the Arts, and Priscila Navarro, a piano major who has played Carnegie Hall and won international competitions, will perform at 7 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. They will play works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Saint-Sans and Lutoslawski on twin Steinway concert grand pianos. Tickets are $50, and proceeds will support scholarships as well as competition travel for FGCU piano majors. The concert is sponsored in part by Steinway Piano Society and Greg and Sara Billings. An award-winning concert pianist, Baron performs more than 40 concerts each year, including annual tours of Europe and engagements in the United States, Asia and South America. In addition to performing as a recitalist, a soloist with orchestras and a chamber musician, he leads master classes and recruits promising musicians from around the world for the Bower School. Baron discovered Navarro at the National Conservatory of Peru when she was 15. While studying with Baron, Navarro has won four major international competitions including those devoted to Chopin, Beethoven and Liszt. She has studied and performed in Europe and presented a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in 2013. Navarro attends FGCU with support from the Steinway Piano Society as well as the Myra N. and Van Zandt Williams Jr. Scholarship Fund and the Eva Sugden Gomez Scholarship. Priscila has matured into one of the finest pianists of her generation, Baron says. At 19 her future is limitless. Established in 2006, the Bower School attracts and cultivates gifted musicians from around the world with degree programs in music education and performance and state-of-the-art studio and concert facilities. Tickets can be purchased online at For more information, contact Dr. Baron at 590-7209 or Michael Baron and Priscila Navarro Email your editorial copy to:


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201442 From page 1Romance/ Romancebudding relationship between two people. A wealthy playboy Alfred Von Wilmers (Matthew John Martin) assumes the disguise of a struggling poet in order to find a mate. He is rich, elegant, attractive and unhappy. Things change when meets Josefine Weninger (Anne Chamberlain), a demimonde weary of the social life provided by her upper class lovers. She assumes the guise of a working class woman and the two meet while enjoying their new personalities. Set in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century, this musical farce is a delight to behold. Adding to the charm are John Ramsey and Jennifer Andres as Him and Her. They add lovely choreography to the act even while moving scenery around. The second act, Summer Share, is based on a Jules Renard 1898 play that has been updated to present time and takes place at a summer house in the Hamptons. Two married couples in their thirties are spending the season in a rented cottage. Sam (Matthew John Martin), who is married to Barb (Jennifer Andres), and Monica (Anne Chamberlain), who is married to Lenny (John Ramsey), find themselves gradually progressing from harmless flirtation to the serious possibility of an illicit affair. The two have been best friends forever. As they move closer to crossing the line in their relationship, their spouses watch from the sidelines uttering words that reflect their suspicions. The music is lovely and the lyrics are so fitting. They have a Sondheim-like quality to them. This includes Goodbye, Emil, The Night It Had To End, Lets Not Talk About It and many more. The audience truly enjoyed this romantic musical romp. I heard one man say, This is the best show yet. Its directed by Trey Compton, who says the audience will be getting two musicals for the price of one. Everything in this romantic musical works. It plays through April 5 and its one I suggest you see. Tickets for Romance/Romance are available by calling 395-0900 or the Strauss Theater at 472-4146. The theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Picker introduced James Bond to film. When asked if he had any idea that 50 years later it would still be so popular, he kiddingly replied, Absolutely, why do you think I did it. He then explained how it all came together. The audience had some laughs watching The Jerk, a film Picker produced and one that launched Steve Martins career. To cap off the evening, a champagne reception provided by Baileys General Store took place in Phillips Gallery. The entire evening was a gala affair. Albert Hann and David Picker entertain the crowd Alan and Edina Lessack with Steve and Adele Anish Don and Steffi Irwin with Visnja and Stan Gembicki Bob and Pat Page Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


43 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 McGovern To Perform On Sanibel, CaptivaBroadway performer and legendary songstress Maureen McGovern will be performing on Sanibel and Captiva this month, with two opportunities to enjoy the accomplished singer in person. First, join Maureen McGovern on a sunset cruise aboard the Lady Chadwick on Monday, March 31 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Meet the acclaimed vocal artist and Broadway star in a very special, casual setting. Enjoy her a cappella songs while witnessing the setting sun. Light snacks will be served, and drinks will be available for purchase. Second, spend an evening at The Community House on Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. enjoying an intimate performance of this multiple Grammy-nominated recording artist. McGovern is called The Stradivarius Voice for her superb vocal technique. This is the 40th anniversary of her Academy Award-winning song The Morning After featured in the 1974 movie thriller The Poseidon Adventure. The events are sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Tween Waters Inn, Captiva Crusies, Jet Blue and The West Wind Inn, with proceeds benefitting The Community House. Cruise tickets are $75 per person, and concert tickets are $50 per person. Combination for both events is $100 per person. Tickets are on sale now; space is limited. There is reserved seating, so call 472-2155 or stop by The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information on this or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. Cruise with Grammy Award-winning artist Maureen McGovern aboard the Lady Chadwick on March 31 Maureen McGovern Womens Health Seminar SeriesFISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc., in partnership with the City of Sanibel and the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva Islands, will offer a second complimentary Womens Health Seminar Series on Wednesday, March 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Centers Pelican Room. This seminar is the second of four offered through April 9. The seminar, entitled Womens Nutrition For Optimum Brain And Physical Health, will be led by Dr. Loureen Downes, professor at Florida Gulf Coast University. She will discuss nutrition education, the incorporation of positive nutritional practices in our everyday lives, and how nutrition effects brain health. This interactive format consists of a one hour seminar followed by a questionand-answer period. Sessions on womens health are presented by multidisciplinary speakers with expertise in a variety of womens health issues, including mental health, nutrition, physical health, medical health and well-being. This health series is open to persons of all genders. For more information, contact Jessi or Christine at FISH by calling 472-4775. 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 Corned Beef & Cabbage Lunch & Dinner Drink Specials Read us online at


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201444 Heights Center Presents Nashville Songwriters Live Three highly accomplished hit songwriters will perform their popular compositions and tell the stories behind them on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at The Heights Center in Fort Myers.Nashville Songwriters on Stage will feature the famous Gordon Kennedy ( Change the World), Danny Flowers ( Tulsa Time) and Grammy award-winning Randy Thomas (Butterfly Kisses). General admission tickets are $75 and VIP tickets that include a reception with hors doeuvres, cocktails and meet and greet with the songwriters are $150. Tickets can be reserved online until March 21 at For more information call 482-7706 or visit All proceeds benefit the Heights Center, a place for education, opportunity, and enrichment whose mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. About the Artists Danny Flowers may be best known for having penned classic hits for other artists, but also as a solo artist his bluesy blend of raw emotion, combined with a heartfelt yearning. His writing credits span several genres and his flexibility as a guitarist and wordsmith is well-known. He penned Tulsa Time for Eric Clapton, which Don Williams also cut. Williams then had hits with Back in My Younger Days, Senorita and To Be Your Man. Emmylou Harris recorded Before Believing and Gulf Coast Highway was recorded by Harris and Willie Nelson as well as by Nanci Griffith and Evangeline. Gordon Kennedy is a multi-Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, world-class guitarist and visionary at the forefront of Nashvilles music community. Kennedys name became nationally recognized when he won Song of the Year at the 1997 Grammys for Eric Claptons No. 1 hit, Change the World, which he co-wrote with Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims. In addition to his work with Clapton, Kennedy has had his songs cut by musical greats, including Bonnie Raitt, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Bruce Hornsby, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek, Peter Frampton, George Strait, Martina McBride, Joan Osborne, Wynonna, Jerry Reed and, most recently, bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs. Some of his most notable cuts include his Bonnie Raitt singles, I Cant Help You Now and I Will Not Be Broken, his Garth Brooks single, You Move Me, which reached No. 2 on the country charts, and his Alison Krauss cut, Maybe. Randy Thomas has received numerous awards for his work in the pop, country, and Christian genres. These include the Grammy, Dove, ASCAP, NSAI, and Nashville Music awards. His pop/country smash Butterfly Kisses has been performed and recorded by numerous artists and was the crossover hit of Written with Bob Carlisle, it was #1 for seven weeks on Adult Contemporary radio, won a Grammy for country song continued on page 53 Danny Flowers Gordon Kennedy Randy Thomas 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


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201446 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildThe Good Wifeby Tanya HochschildMondays, laundry days, I reinvent myself as a wife, you know the drill, whites in the first wash, delicate cycle, followed by colors on power wash if there has been fishing, rugby or other filthy activity over the weekend. Later, no-iron shirts hang dry on the lanai, like so many commuters they wave on the platform for the train to stop. Some lean inwards, other gents look down the rails, shoot the breeze. Tuesdays, wifely feelings still strong, push a cart down the mega supermarket aisles, buy natural, organic, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan, but then the muzak makes me do it I reach for Jimmy Dean Blueberry Pancakes and Molten Hot Wings flavored potato chips junk food, fast food convenience food beckon, I weaken. My vow to be a good wife doesnt come undone only in the aisles; at the cashier, a packet of Spongebob Squarepants Gummy Krabby Patties flies into my cart. A big change comes on Wednesday night, as I soak in sudsy splendor, wine glass on the rim of the tub, I belt out Wilson Picketts Mustang Sally, the corners of the bathroom shake. My sheik, my duke, my prince, my husband is out with the boys and I am in with Wilson Pickett, untamed mentor of good wives. Thursday, a neutral day, pay the bills play a round of golf, clean out the linen shelf polish silver frames of our wedding pictures, remember for better or worse, In sickness and in health, for richer or poorer. An ordinary, wonderful, full of anything-can-happen day. Friday comes in heralded by TGIF, When the week takes a breath and we an expensive dinner. I talk to you, dear husband, about the secrets of long marriages, your hand covers your heart, and I am touched until I realize you are checking to see if you brought your wallet. When I think of our 43 years of Saturdays and Sundays I say to myself, It doesnt feel that long, yet it took that time to become family, you and I, to share a history, to be called grandparents, to seek each others hands in sleep. Tanya Hochschild is member of a Sanibel Writers Group, has participated in Artpoems and Writers Reads on the island, and had two books published. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. A Tasty RaffleA private cooking demonstration and tasting experience for six, with Chef Melissa Talmage of Sweet Melissas Caf on Sanibel, is being raffled by the Sanibel Community Association. Talmage will select the perfect wine to pair with each course. Raffle tickets are $50 each and are on sale now. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Proceeds will be used entirely for operating expenses of The Community House, which is owned and managed by the Sanibel Community Association, an independent, non-profit community organization, as a service to island residents. Tickets are being sold at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The drawing will be held on there Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. during the Maureen McGovern Concert. You need not be present to win. Dinner must be scheduled between May and October. For more information visit www. or call 4722155. Chef Melissa Talmage


47 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 McCulloughs Photography Shared In New Bookby Jeff LysiakWhen Charles McCullough was only 13 years old, he purchased his first camera and began taking pictures of his favorite places and people who touched his life. Eventually, his photographic hobby became what he would eventually become known and revered for: the ability to capture an image that tells a tale, shares an emotion or perfectly embraces a moment in time. McCullough, who passed away on May 27, 2013 at the age of 90, took vibrant and vivid black-and-white images in and around Sanibel and Captiva islands for nearly nine decades. And recently, his family and friends decided to honor his legacy by publishing a hardcover, 64-page book entitled Sanibel Memories: The Photographs of Charles McCullough. Most of the pictures are from the 1940s and 1950s, back before the causeway was built, said JoAnne Bedient, one of McCulloughs friends who helped assemble the collection of images for the book. Charlie always wanted to put a book together, but it never came together before he died. So I encouraged his family to put a book out, and they acted on it pretty quickly. The newly released coffee table book, which includes some of McCulloughs own personally-selected favorites, contains images of some of the most famous people from Sanibel and Captiva, taken by the legendary photographer over the course of his life. Included are pictures of Esperanza, Ralph and Harrison Woodring, Pegleg Dugan as well as self-portraits of McCullough, his wife Ann and daughter MaryAnne. Other photographs include landscapes featuring the Ding Darling Fish House, Andy Rosses dock and bar, Blind Pass bridge, Sanibel Lighthouse, Baileys dock and Kinzie Ferry along with wildlife images and scenes depicting island life more than 50 years ago. I dont know whether Charlie realized when he was taking these photographs that he was capturing history Sanibel Memories: The Photographs of Charles McCullough is available at Tower Gallery Charles McCullough took photographs on the islands for more than eight decades A self-portrait of Charles McCullough taken at Andy Rosses dock in 1948 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 great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining continued on page 48


From page 47McCulloughs New Bookor just doing it because he loved it, added Bedient. Sanibel Memories: The Photographs of Charles McCullough is currently available at Tower Gallery, priced at $39.95. The book will soon become available at other island retail businesses and bookstores. For more information, visit McCulloughs photograph of the Sanibel Lighthouse under cumulus cloudsISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201448 New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested 239-395-4022 NEW SEASONAL MENU NEW SEASONAL MENU FARM-TO-TABLE FARM-TO-TABLETASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD IL TESORO OPENS AT 4:00 FOR WINTER SNOW-BIRD SEASON IL TESORO OPENS AT 4:00 FOR WINTER SNOW-BIRD SEASON EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FROM 5-5:30PM EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FROM 5-5:30PM HOUSE WINE OR BEER 2 FOR 1 HOUSE WINE OR BEER 2 FOR 1 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! Email your editorial copy to:


49 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Broadway And Silver Screen Tunes At BIG ARTSLed by conductor Mike Lamade, BIG ARTS Concert Band will perform a selection of iconic Broadway and silver screen show tunes at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28 in Schein Performance Hall. It will be a fun-filled concert that is sure to appeal to all, young and old. The spring concert program will feature John Philip Sousa marches, selections from Oklahoma!, light concert pieces and a trumpet solo during the performance of the classic Hoagy Carmichael hit, Stardust. Adding to the fun, soprano Kathleen Lamade will be accompanied by the band as she performs the iconic Les Misrables showstopper, I Dreamed A Dream and the Wizard of Oz classic, Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Assuming the conductor duties for BIG ARTS Concert Band as of the 2013-14 season, Lamade is a graduate of Syracuse University School of Music and a former high school band director. His band performed at the Miss America Pageant, several Philadelphia Eagles football games as well as at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. The BIG ARTS Concert Band is comprised of 40 musicians representing 15 states as well as Canada and would welcome new members. If you play an instrument and would like to learn more about BIG ARTS Concert Band, contact Mike Lamade at 482-4131 or Adult tickets to the BIG ARTS Concert Band Spring Performance are $7 each, while tickets for students with valid student ID are free. Tickets for children 17 and under are also free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Reserve all student and child tickets in advance to guarantee seats by calling BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900. 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 Concert Band Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. BIG ARTS Concert Band will present a showcase of Broadway and silver screen show tunes on March 28 BIG ARTS Concert Band during a performance 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. FAMILYNational Geographic LIVE! Greg MarshallFriday, March 14, 7:30 pmSchein Performance Hall COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS Island Jazz | Every Sunday, 3 pm Now through April 27 FILMMonday Night Film Series$8 per ticket, 7 pm Schein Performance HallMarch 17 Hannah Arendt March 24 Before Midnight March 31 Museum Hours Film Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: Writers Read Thursday, March 13, 7:30 pm THEATER Romance/RomanceMarch 7 April 5Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith HermannAdult: $42 Student/Child $5All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise notedSeason SponsorShow Sponsor: Sponsors: Photo by Greg Marshall Photo by Mark Thiessen VISUAL ARTSExhibits: Now Through March 31Founders Gallery: Trick of the Light: Founders Gallery Season Sponsor: Phillips Gallery: Latin BeatPhillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor: Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201450 Sanibel Music Festival Features The Two JonsThe Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo will perform at Sanibel Music Festival on Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m. in Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The two Jons have both appeared at the festival previously, but not as a duo. Pianist Jon Nakamatsu first performed in I998, after he won the Cliburn Gold Medal. Jon Manasse, who is principal clarinetist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra and of Mostly Mozart, was a guest clarinetist with the American Chamber Players in 2012. In 2004, they became a duo, appearing on many of the nations most prestigious series, including Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center, Washingtons National Gallery and Fort Worths Van Cliburn Foundation. They are also co-directors of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival. The concert is sponsored by Janet and Joseph Davie and Gene and Lee Seidler. Program: Brahms Sonata in E-flat major for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 2 von Weber Grand Duo Concertante, Op. 48 Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962) DRivera: Lecuonerias from The Cape Cod Files Novacek: Four Rags for Two Jons (2006) Novacek: Four More Rags for Two Jons (2013) Tickets may be purchased for $45 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. The Sanibel Music Festival, celebrating its 28th season, presents world renowned artists during the month of March at the Sanibel Congregational Church. Incorporated in 1987 as a non-forprofit organization, its mission is to present classical music of the highest standard at affordable prices and to promote the careers of young artists through performance opportunities. Jon Manasse Jon Nakamatsu A Musical Tribute To Hank Williams And Patsy ClineKick up your heels to the honky tonk sounds of country royalty performing at BIG ARTS March 21. The concert kicks off at 8 p.m. with Obie award winner Jason Petty and Grammy nominee Carolyn Martins musical tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. Honored with an Outstanding Actor Obie for his performance in Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Petty was hailed by the New York Post for his performance because at times it seems as if Petty is not just offering an impersonation of Williams, but channeling his ghost. Martin, a Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame inductee (2011), will be joining Petty on stage. Nominated for two Grammy Awards as part of the renowned Western swing band, The Time Jumpers, she gives a jaw-dropping performance as Patsy Cline according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Accompanied by a five-piece band, the duo will perform a selection of popular hits, such as Crazy, Hey Good Lookin, Sweet Dreams, Your Cheatin Heart and Im So Lonesome I Could Cry. Tickets are $42 for loge and $37 for general seating and $5 for students with valid student ID and children 17 and younger. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel and more information is availab le at, by phone 3950900 or via e-mail to info@BIGARTS. org. Jason Petty Carolyn Martin 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. Opera eater of Connecticut eme for the evening is e Bad Boys and Wicked Women of Opera. Opera scenes and arias illustrating this intriguing title will be supplemented with supertitles and witty commentary from Alan Mann, Artistic Director.Sponsored by Estate of Christine Johnson, Tween Waters Inn, and Friends of Opera 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 America Sings! An entertaining and informative look at the development of music theater in America as it evolved from the European operettas of Lehar and Gilbert & Sullivan into the classic musicals of the American Stage. Sponsored by LAT Foundation Mastersingers Free ConcertThe Fort Myers Mastersingers will perform a free concert on Sunday, March 16 beginning at 3 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. The concert will take place in the sanctuary. The Chamber Chorus will delight the audience with music that spans the history of choral singing, including Renaissance madrigals, folk music, unaccompanied jazz standards and much more. There is something for everyone to enjoy. A freewill offering will be received, and everyone is invited to attend. Call the church office at 472-0497 for more information.


51 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Mastersingers Chamber Chorus Performs On Sanibel March 16Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers 20-member Chamber Chorus will perform at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. The program includes madrigals, folk songs and jazz standards from composers such as Renaissance master Joquin des Prez, Hungarian composer Bela Bartok and American great Cole Porter. Selections will include El Grillo by des Prez, four Slavic Folk songs by Bartok, Porters You Do Something To Me, Carl Orffs O Fortuna from Carmina Burana and Danny Boy, among many others. The program also will present a patriotic salute to the armed forces, featuring each services hymn. The Chamber Chorus is an group of outstanding voices from the Mastersingers that hold extra rehearsals and prepare special programs to entertain in venues that are not large enough to accommodate the full 80-person chorus. This season, the smaller ensemble has performed in North Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. A free will offering will be collected. Mastersingers performances are sponsored by L A T Foundation. This performance is also being sponsored by Tween Waters Inn and Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Chamber Chorus America Sings! At Sanibel Music Festival March 18The Sanibel Music Festival will feature The Opera Theater of Connecticut, who will offer an entertaining and informative look at the development of music theater in America. The program evolves from the European operettas of Lehar and Gilbert & Sullivan into the classic musicals of the American stage. America Sings! will be presented on Tuesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. at the intimate setting of the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way.The directors light-hearted narrative will make it a delightful evening of song and stories, bringing alive the composers, lyricists and other characters that helped develop this uniquely American art form. The concert is sponsored by the LAT Foundation. The America Sings! program will feature works by Romberg, Gilbert & Sullivan, Friml, Lerner & Loewe, Berlin, Bernstein and Gershwin. Tickets may be purchased for $45 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. America Sings! will be staged at the Sanibel Music Festival on March 18


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201452 Monday Night MovieHannah Arendtby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night, March 17 is Hanna Arendt, about the life of an extraordinary mind and a controversial figure. Arendt, played by Barbara Sukowa, was a philosopher and author considered to be one of the great lives of the 20th century. She was born in Germany in 1906 and died in New York in 1975. During her life, she was an eyewitness to much of the madness and catastrophes of the age. The film focuses on two controversial episodes in her life. The first is Arendts coverage of the trial of Adolf Eichmann and the uproar that followed the publication of her newspaper articles and her book Eichmann in Jerusalem. The second is Arendts relationship with the German philosopher Martin Heidegger, her teacher and lover, who joined the Nazi Party in 1933. Heidegger, played by Klaus Pohl, and Eichmann, represented in real clips from his 1961 trial, are contrasting embodiments of the dark time, as Arendt calls it. She sees Eichmann as the banality of evil. In her book, she describes him as a thoughtless, bloodless functionary rather than a monster and this led to accusations that she was defending him. The criticism extended into Arendts personal life and cost her several long-time friends. The Anti-Defamation League urged rabbis to denounce her on the High Holy Days. Her book sold 100,000 copies. While the film is definitely serious, it is not grim or plodding. It shows how ideas can become the best kind of entertainment. It is a challenging cinematic portrait of Arendts life by director Margarethe von Trotta. The film runs two hours. Next up, on March 24, is Before Midnight, the third chapter in the saga of the relationship between Jesse and Celine played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. 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. Sanibel Poets New BookSanibel poet Lorraine Walker Williams new book, Split Poems, from Kelsay Books is her fourth book of poetry. This collection is a poetic journey when life changes challenge us and the healing power of words begins. Three poems from the book have been published in Womens Voices of the 21st Century, 2013. She has read her poems at the Library of Congress and most recently at The Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco where she was awarded first prize for her work. Williams has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. Her poetry can be read weekly in her new column, Poetry Place, published online at She is a member of Sanibel Island Writers, where she has served on the Coordinating Committee. She is the creator and chair of the collaborative artist-poet project, ArtPoems and serves on the Visual Arts Committee and the Scholarship Committee at BIG ARTS and has presented poetry at Art Salon, Gulf Coast Writers and at the National and State Conferences of the National League of American Pen Women. Walker is the author of three previous books of poetry, Near Water, Paradise Found and Fire in the Grass. All of her books may be found in local book stores and online at and She is published in numerous literary journals and is a member of Gulf Coast Writers. Lorraine Walker Williams VIEW OUR SCHEDULE ONLINE at JOIN US FOR ST PATRICKS DAY JOIN US FOR ST PATRICKS DAY MONDAY MARCH 17 MONDAY MARCH 17 FOR CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE FOR CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE 11:30AM-3PM $10.99 11:30AM-3PM $10.99 3PM-CLOSE $15.99 3PM-CLOSE $15.99 HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY 11:30AM-CLOSE HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY 11:30AM-CLOSE LIVE MUSIC 6-10PM BY SHERRIN M LIVE MUSIC 6-10PM BY SHERRIN M cCUNE CUNE BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Serving Serving Lunch Lunch 11:30am-4pm 11:30am-4pm Mon -Fri Mon -Fri Dinner Daily Dinner Daily 4pm 4pm NEW!!! GLUTEN FREE MENU NEW!!! GLUTEN FREE MENU LIVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY NIGHTLY DANCE DANCE FLOOR FLOOR TWO SPECTACULAR SHOWS YOU MUST SEE!!! TWO SPECTACULAR SHOWS YOU MUST SEE!!! Friday March 14 Friday March 14 LIZZIE TRUE & THE LIARS BAND LIZZIE TRUE & THE LIARS BAND 70s 80s ROCK 70s 80s ROCK 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm Saturday March 15 Saturday March 15 THE RENATA BAND THE RENATA BAND 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm My little leprechaun... now a true Irish Lassie. Happy 10th Birthday March 18! Love, Grandma Happy Birthday Jaedyn Rae McEvoy


53 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 A Legacy In Song ConcertSt. Peter Lutheran Church will host A Legacy In Song, a special concert event to be held on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature a lineup of world-class and acclaimed soloists. Robert Beane, tenor, appears in concert programs in Southwest Florida and on international stages. Katherine Beane, mezzo soprano, is Professor of Voice at Drake University Community School of Music, Des Moines, Iowa. Douglas Renfroe, bass baritone, has appeared throughout Europe and the United States including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Sarah Thompson Johansen, soprano, is a performer in opera, concert, recital and musical theatre. Shirley Roe, accompanist, is Artist-in-Residence at St. Peter Lutheran Church and has performed in concert with the Toledo Symphony and worked with Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. The program will feature classical, Broadway, sacred and operatic selections. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Free-will donations will be accepted. St. Peter Lutheran Church is located at 3751 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. From page 44Nashville Songwritersof the year, and sold three million CDs. Thomas is currently worship director for Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers, and is still very active writing and producing and recording. The Heights Foundation is located at 15570 Hagie Drive. Robert Beane BIG ARTS Symphony Concert SeriesBIG ARTS welcomes the Southwest Florida Symphony on Wednesday, March 26 for their third and final appearance in their concert series performed in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall this season. Conducted by Leif Bjaland, the Mendelssohn Marathon concert is a mini musical marathon dedicated to Felix Mendelssohn. Featuring an array of romantic compositions, including works inspired by the symphonic poem Fingals Cave and the Scotch Symphony as well as The Fair Melusina Overture. The final concert in the series, Mendelssohn Marathon, will be performed at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26. In a musical mini-marathon dedicated to Felix Mendelssohn, the concert will explore many of the composers most brilliant creations. Then, mysterious water sprites and ancient curses abound in the Fair Melusina Overture and twilight becomes magical with Mendelssohns most famous of works in the Overture to Midsummer Nights Dream. Individual tickets for each concert are $36 for adults or $5 each for students with valid student ID and for children 17 and younger with the purchase of an adult ticket. Reserve all student and child tickets in advance to guarantee seating by calling BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900. For more information, visit or e-mail info@ Katherine Beane


ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201454 BIG ARTS Scholarship Applications Due March 28BIG ARTS is currently accepting applications for two programs, The Robert Rauschenberg Scholarship and The Patricia Thurber Scholarship Trust. Students who have professional goals to pursue visual arts, music, dance, theater, literary arts or film are invited to apply. The purpose of this award program is to encourage artistic development in students. A committee will consider funding for, but not limited to, tuition associated with any arts related degree. Applicants must be a high school senior planning to study the arts or a student currently enrolled in accredited undergraduate program. In addition, applicants must also meet one of the follow criteria; be a current resident of Sanibel or Captiva for at least two years; be currently employed (or have a parent employed) on Sanibel or Captiva for at least two years; or be a current resident of Lee County. To be considered, all applicants must submit a completed application form, a onepage essay, three letters of recommendation, official school transcripts and a representative portfolio by Friday, March 28 to BIG ARTS, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 or fax to 395-0330. If materials cannot be loaned to BIG ARTS, provide an alternative method for the committee to review your work. All of the applicants work will be returned. The application form is available by calling the BIG ARTS office at 395-0900 or may be downloaded from scholar. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview with the scholarship committee in April and will be scheduled in advance based on availability. More information is available online at Applicants may also pick up a copy of the scholarship application Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. BIG ARTS scholarship programs are supported by donors to BIG ARTS. To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund to support your artistic or cultural passion and to make a difference in the lives of young artists, contact Howard Wheeldon, BIG ARTS development director at 472-9700. Jim Curry Tribute To The Music Of John DenverShell Point Retirement Communitys Fine & Performing Arts Concert Series concludes with Take Me Home: A Tribute to the Music of John Denver with Jim Curry on Monday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church Auditorium. Denver was a beloved singer/songwriter whose music has stood the test of time. Currys uncanny ability to mirror Denvers voice and clean-cut look takes listeners back to the time when Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine, Calypso and Annies Song topped the charts. Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets, or to learn more about The Shell Point Fine & Performing Arts Concert Series, visit or call 454-2067. 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. Jim CurryRead us online at Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Just JazzFor Tom Cooley, it all began in a used Plymouth. No, he wasnt born there but thats where his love of jazz was born. The car entered his life when he was five. It had a radio and back home in Gaffney, South Carolina they played a lot of music over the air, either country western or jazz, the choice was yours. Since his dad hated country, it was jazz all the time. The first tune Tom remembers went something like dont get around much anymore. Maybe it was an Ellington piece, and though the word wasnt in his vocabulary yet he thought it sophisticated. He began playing drums in 8th grade. He even had his own rock group and when their piano player sewed sequins on her jacket he thought it way cool! How did your parents view your musical activities, I asked. My dad loved Wayne King and hed sing a lot of his tunes, so it was fine with him. My mom, a high school math and science teacher, was very much a live-and-let-live kind of person. She pretty much let me do anything I wanted. For his 12th Christmas he got a record player; it played 78s. He recalls a small shop in town where you could listen to records in a tiny booth, just you and the music. Thats where he heard Ragmop in the early 1950s. The first record he ever bought was Hearts Made of Stone and the first song he ever danced to was Rock Around the Clock. By now he was in high school and the dance of the day was the Shag. Eventually it became the official state dance. Dancing, drumming, he loved them both. Why? I asked. They both use the entire body. Tom was in his high school band but remember, this was back in the 1950s when Carolinas schools were still segregated. His own school played straight music but he recalls hearing the black high school band practicing and they played swing. I felt disadvantaged not being able to be in a jazz band. The black band director had a combo of his own. I heard them playing Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White and their leader was a trumpeter. Its not an instrument I can play but one I respect tremendously. Next came Duke University where he studied to be a journalist. He was the managing editor of the Duke Chronicle. When he looked at his textbooks, he came away thinking, I could do better than that. Eventually that thought put him on another path. After graduation in 1964, he entered the navy. Those were the Vietnam years but most of his service was done stateside, teaching sailing and English at the Naval Academy Prep School. Once discharged, he used the GI bill to earn a PhD at Indiana University which led to his teaching American literature at Ohio State in Columbus. It seemed as if there were great drummers on every corner there. I heard a lot of good jazz. During the 33 years he taught there, Tom also wrote articles and textbooks for writers which were published by WW Norton. How did you discover Sanibel? I asked. My wife Barbaras parents and grands had been coming here for years. I came down here in 1988 and loved it and two years later we bought our first house. And thats when he let me in on his big secret. Jazz hungry? Its huge in many of the RV parks in Fort Myers Palmetto Palms and Siesta Bay. There are hundreds of listeners and retired musicians living in those parks. They jam weekly. I was playing with them in Indian Creek when the light went on for me. There were 400 people in their hall and I realized thats what Sanibel needs, its own jazz band. There had been Satin Jazz, they had five or six players and theyd lost their drummer so I joined them. They finally collapsed as their players moved on. Island Jazz grew out of this. Were entering our ninth season this year. Jazz is Toms passion but not his profession. Nowadays, he says, a jazz musician would need an income-producing day job to make a living. Island Jazz is dear to his heart; he describes himself as the groups Den Mother. In season, Sanibelians can find them on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. through the winter months at the Boler Garden of BIG ARTS. Come capture the sense of remembered yesterdays along with the crowd keeping beat with fingers, toes, heads, whatever enjoy a few hours of pure listening pleasure. Sanibel Public Library ProgramsFamily and Consumer Sciences Agent Celia Hill will be at the Sanibel Public Library on Tuesday, March 18 at 2 p.m. with a program on food preservation in Meeting Room 4. On Monday, March 17 at 2 p.m. the library will host a special program titled Miriams Words: The Personal Price of a Public Life. Sanibel resident and author Mary Lou Judd Carpenter will present a program and book signing about her mother Miriam Barber Judd. This is a gripping story about a missionary in war-torn China during the 1930s and the wife of a United States congressman. From meetings with presidents and world dignitaries as the wife of a U.S. Congressman, Miriam Barber Judds collection of letters and private writings provides a first-hand, real time account of an amazing life in public service.


55 ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Sanibel Siblings Share Broadway Palm Stageby Jeff LysiakTwo young actors who call Sanibel home are currently sharing the stage at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, playing important roles in the current production of the musical hit Les Miserables. Henry Crater, 12, has been cast in the role of the streetwise urchin Gavroche while his younger sibling Annabel, 9, is playing the role of Cosette, a young girl forced to become a servant. Two years ago, Henry began his professional acting career as part of the ensemble cast of Miracle on 34th Street, also at Broadway Palm. In 2012, both he and Annabel were cast in Broadway Palms production of The Sound of Music, with Henry in the role of Kurt and Annabel in the role of Marta. Its fun to be experiencing this with Annabel, and we keep each other company a lot backstage, said Henry, currently a sixth grader at Canterbury School. What I enjoy most about my role (Gavroche) is that he breaks the fourth wall (communicates with the audience) a lot, and almost acts as a sort of narrator for the story. As Cosette, Annabel explained that she likes dancing with actor Austin Riley Green, who plays the lead role of Jean Valjean. Its a really fun number, she said. He picks me up and we dance all around the stage. Before starting their work in Les Miserables, the Crater family traveled to New York City, where both young actors attended several Broadway and OffBroadway performances. We saw Matilda, The Lion King and Peter & The Starcatchers, added Annabel, who noted that during their winter visit up north they got to see some snow. When we were in a restaurant, it snowed for a couple of minutes. But the snow melted as soon as it hit the ground. Both siblings plan on attending Destination Broadway, a week-long workshop for aspiring actors held in New York City this summer. But until then, the youngsters are focused on enjoying their experiences on the stage in Fort Myers. I hope lots of people will come see the show (Les Miserables) because its an interesting story with great songs, said Annabel, a fourth grader whose favorite tune from the production is On My Own. I love all the songs, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be either Stars or One Day More, added Henry, who isnt quite sure what hed like to do as a career. Im not really sure, but I think I want to be an engineer. Id love to be on Broadway someday, but not as a life career, because Im interested in too many different things. As for Annabel, her dreams are already very clear: I want to become a Broadway actress! The parents of these rising young stars, Dana and Scott Crater, also have a 7-year-old son, Luke. Les Miserables is playing through Saturday, April 12 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www. or by stopping by the box office located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Gavroche (Henry Crater) when he is challenging Javert (Adam Clough), revealing Javert as a traitor, during the Barricade scene of Les Miserables Cosette (Annabel Crater), center, pictured with Monsieur Thenardier (John Anker Bow) and Jean Valjean (Austin Riley Green) in a scene from Les Miserables Henry Crater, pictured at top center, with the cast of Les Miserables, currently playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre In a scene from Les Miserables Cosette (Annabel Crater) and Jean Valjean (Austin Riley Green) dancing after he successfully whisks her away


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 38 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 14, 2014 B BSECTIONSCCF, City And Public Celebrate Boardwalk And Trail Dedicationby Jeff LysiakMore than 150 local dignitaries, honored supporters and guests came out last Thursday morning to assist in the dedication of four new amenities for walkers, hikers and bicyclists on Sanibel the Starr Thomas Memorial Boardwalk, the Harris Gilbert Memorial Bench, the Shipley Trail and the Conservation Gateway Kiosk. The result of a partnership between the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and the City of Sanibel, the boardwalk and trail connects with the previously completed Pond Apple Park Trail, originally a 1.6-mile path. The route now encompasses a 2.4-mile route, beginning at the rear of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerces parking lot and ending at Sanibel Roadside Park, adjacent to the Bailey Homestead Preserve. According to James Evans, director of the citys Natural Resources Department, SCCF approached the city in 2011 about looking into connectivity between the Pond Apple Park Trail and what is now the Shipley Trail on the Bailey Homestead Preserve. The challenge was to find a path of least resistance across the citys Schlosser Preserve. However, due to the wetland nature of the site, we could not just build a ground-level trail, said Evans. At that point, the city and SCCF began looking for funding opportunities for a boardwalk. In addition to $3.8 million from the city, approved through a referendum, funding for the project came via a $2.1 million Florida Communities Trust grant, $74,000 from the FDEP Florida Recreational Trails program, $18,020 from a Florida Forest Service FHII grant and $18,000 from a county Community Development block grant. Donations were also received from SCCFs Starr Thomas Memorial Fund, the Shipley family, Bank of the Islands, Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society, Sanibel Bicycle Club and private donors for the Harris Gilbert Memorial Bench. Erick Lindblad, executive director of SCCF, hosted the March 6 ribbon-cuttings. After welcoming the crowd at the entrance to the the Starr Thomas Memorial Boardwalk, he invited members of the Thomas family to cut the ribbon and unveil a memorial stone located next to the walkway. On the stone is a quote from legendary conservationist Rachel Carson: In nature nothing exists alone.continued on page 10B Members of the late Starr Thomas family help unveil the new boardwalk connecting Pond Apple Trail to The Shipley Trail on March 6. Assisting with the ceremony at right is SCCF Legacy Coordinator Cheryl Giattini. photos by Jeff Lysiak Starr Thomas family members, including son Jey and daughter Jennifer, center, and husband Jack Thomas, right, cut the ribbon to the new memorial boardwalk Remnants of the original windmill are located just behind the Bailey Homestead Sondra Gilbert cuts the ribbon to the new Harris Gilbert Memorial Bench Educational signage is found throughout the newly-installed path


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 20144B ABWA Little Black Dress Fashion Show Returnsby Jeff LysiakThe American Business Womens Association of Sanibel-Captiva will conduct its Little Black Dress Southwest Florida style fashion show, brunch and live auction on Sunday April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Crown Colony Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers. This is a fundraising event for educational scholarships. Fashions and accessories will be sponsored by the B Unique Boutique on Sanibel. Debonair Concierge Travel Services, LLC will be sponsoring the premier auction item of the fundraiser, a seven-night Mediterranean cruise for two aboard the SeaDream. The luxury yachts 112 guests will be pampered by 95 crew continued on page 30B 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 will be offered at the Little Black Dress fundraiser photo by Jeff Lysiak Bank Again Partners With SchoolBank of the Islands is once again a Blue Ribbon Partner for The Sanibel School. Blue Ribbon Partners are sponsors who have raised and contributed funds to maintain the schools foreign language program and support enhancements in technology for the school. We are so pleased to be a Platinum-level Blue Ribbon Sponsor, said Rob Lisenbee, bank vice president. The Seahorse Festival and Blue Ribbon Golf Classic are great events to attend and good ways for our community to enhance our childrens quality education. Because of support from local businesses, students at The Sanibel School are able to take Spanish lessons in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The Sanibel School, which has approximately 340 students, is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School and is rated the top K-8 school in Florida. From left: Willy Ocasio, the banks Captiva office manager; Robbie Roepstorff, bank president; Jason Maughan, school fund president; Barbara Von Harten, school principal; and Rob Lisenbee, bank vice president Beach Front Home on Sanibel Captiva: Beautiful Home with 3,600 sq. ft., 5 bed/bathrooms, one step away from the beach, property comes with a Guesthouse $ 5,900,000 Rare Opportunity on Captiva Luxury Two Story Mansion Cape Coral: Magnificent Estate Home with 6,950 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, intersecting canal, wide waterfront Thomas Hopf Broker Isabella Rasi Realtor $ 2,590,000 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-209-1513 Sanibel: Magical unique pr operty built on 2.11 acres, directly on the Gulf of Mexico, with 3 bed/bathrooms and a private office. $ 3,900,000


5B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Ding Darling Welcomes South Seas Resort As Accommodations PartnerSouth Seas Island Resort recently joined Ding Darling Refuges Guest Contribution Partners (GCP) program as the eighth island business to combine forces in support of the refuge, one of the islands main economic drivers. By partnering with the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, we are able to support an integral resource to Sanibel and Captiva, while simultaneously informing our guests of the amazing experience awaiting at the refuge, said Daniel Smock, who handles marketing and communications for South Seas. GCP partners agree to give their guests and customers the option to donate $1 to the refuge per night or per transaction. So far, the program has contributed more than $100,000 of which 100 percent goes directly to benefit conservation and education programs at the refuge. We are so grateful to our accommodation and business partners for being a part of this program, which gives their guests and customers an opportunity to show appreciation for their experiences at the refuge, said Birgie Miller, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), which manages the program. These gifts will strengthen the refuge even further in the areas of conservation, research and education. She added, With 330 acres and more than 100 thousand guests each year, the partnership is certain to pay off for the wildlife. Birgie and (DDWS) president John McCabe made the process incredibly easy, said Smock. They provided educational materials to promote the refuge and explain how the donations will be used to continue to offer memorable experiences to its visitors. All we had to do is add a posting code in our property management system to route the donations, and well be able to periodically write a check for the donations collected. Guests are eager to donate, Smock added. Its only $1 per night, and it goes toward a great cause. It only takes one trip to the J.N. Ding Darling Refuge to understand how special a place it is. GCP partners include Jensens on the Gulf and Marina & Cottages, Kona Kai Motel & Cottages, Mitchells Sand Castles and Forty/Fifteen Resort, Parrot Nest, Sanibel Moorings, South Seas Island Resort, Tarpon Tale Inn and Tarpon Bay Explorers. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit Birgie Miller, Daniel Smock and Jess Shelton 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 TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. Email your editorial copy to:


6B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Slave Free Day A Great Successsubmitted by Nola TheissRecently, the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition hosted a family day in Bonita Springs Riverside Park. Twenty eight agencies set up booths and games for kids and families to learn about trafficking. There was face painting and bounce houses, and ongoing entertainment featuring local school kids, dancing and music. The event was promoted as a fun family event yet the subject of human trafficking is one of the hardest things to imagine. Who can stand the thought of young girls ages 10 or 11 being tricked into a life of sex trafficking? Who can imagine it happening here? So where does the fun fit in? The fun drew kids and parents to the park, and the knowledge they gained may save the childrens lives. The Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition is the group that has been working on the ground in our communities since 2005. Agencies have been building relationships, providing victim services and facilitating and encouraging governmental agencies to engage with the community. Slave Free Day is one of the collaborative events of the coalition. We are in the planning stages of holding the next Slave Free Day at the Heights Foundation, which already hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships ARTREACH programs. Two of the most active agencies that are leading the fight against trafficking are Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) and ACT, the domestic violence shelter. Together they create outreach and training programs, and youth programs to prevent young kids from becoming victims. ACT has treated 120 trafficking victims in Southwest Florida since 2009. HTAP has presented information to over 24,000 people, ranging from middle school kids to legal professionals. Both ACT and HTAP have led the SWFL Regional Human Trafficking Coalition since it began in 2005. Under the auspices of the regional coalition, the partnerships of many grassroots agencies have provided a 24-hour human trafficking hotline, shelter and treatment for victims, community-wide trainings for businesses, Lee Memorial Health System, libraries and soon hotels as part of its Point of Contact, Point of Rescue program. Programs for young people, like HTAPs ARTREACH and TIPS program and soon Boys Too, a program for middle school boys, have been staffed by volunteers from churches and clubs around the area. No one group can do it all, but working together, we feel we have made tremendous progress. If you would like to support both HTAP and ACT, come to HTAPs 2nd annual Bling Bash to Smash Slavery on April 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Forever Green Shops on Sanibel. Like Slave Free Day, the Bling Bash is a lot of fun with auctions, treasure hunting through previously loved jewelry, great refreshments by Cips Place and it supports the work of combating a deadly serious problem. ACTs Head Clinician Yaro Garcia will receive the first ever Human Trafficking Awareness Partner Award for her collaborative action and care of human trafficking victims. HTAP will use the funds raised to support collaborative programs with ACT to educate more kids and their families about human trafficking. People ask us how many victims there are in Southwest Florida. After nine years of building awareness of the problem and treating the victims, HTAP and ACT believe the number is less than it would have been without your support of our efforts, but victims are seeking care every week. We need your support. For more information, email info@ or call 415-2635. Nola Theiss of HTAP and Yaro Garcia of ACT collecting victim care packs Kids showing off their art at Slave Free Day Previously loved jewelry to be sorted for this years Bling Bash LAWN SPRINKLERS RAIN SENSORSSMALL REPAIRS SERVICE CONTRACTS INSTALLATIONSISLAND RESIDENT239-395-0419Lee County Lic. # LS04-01903 Sanibel Lic. # S2-11946 Paul Harris9421 Moonlight Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T.Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


7B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellWhat you see is not exactly what you get. That pretty much sums up what we found out from our recent guest speaker, Brian Boyd. His appearance was quite daunting; an imposing stature dressed in black. No surprise, his background includes a dual career in federal law enforcement and the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets). Boyd told us that, His influences growing up were scouting, Quincy and James Bond. All you need to know, you can learn in scouting, particularly how to tie someone up. And, of course, the knight on the white horse mentality of intrigue and crime solving cloaked in glamour is pretty much what led him to a career in law enforcement and then into the Green Berets. As a member of the U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Agency, Boyd trained troops from all over the world in military law enforcement techniques and regulations. One of the teaching techniques that he found invaluable was using magic. Because not all of the trainees spoke the same language, magic illustrated that nothing is what it seems. Observation is important nothing is black and white and sometimes it is just an illusion. Magic broke the language barrier and relaxed everyone so that they could learn to work together and perform their tasks. Boyd was then recruited into the Green Berets and counter intelligence. At some point while still in the Green Berets, he wanted to become an FBI agent, but if he were to become an FBI agent, he would have to leave the Green Berets. That wasnt going to happen. The DEA didnt have the same restriction, so the opportunity arose to be interviewed by President Nixon along with fellow candidate G. Gordon Liddy for the DEA. What ever happened to that guy? From the DEA to the AFT agency, Boyd became an arson specialist, handling federal arsonist crimes. ATF has offices in all 50 states. He said, AFT special agents in the field handle investigations involving criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. ATF agents often work closely with local law enforcement officials. After retiring from government service, Boyd became a restaurateur and as a promotional tactic to increase business, he performed his magic. After a successful entrepreneurial career, he decided to make Sanibel his home. Once again, he is picking up that magic wand and performing magic and comedy shows. Everyone was amazed and left wondering, how does he do that? Rotarians Joel Ospa, Don Russell and Holli Martin assisted with the magic tricks. What a treat. 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 Holli Martin and Brian Boyd Joel Ospa and Brian Boyd Magican Brian Boyd Don Russell and Brian Boyd Send your editorial copy 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 BAYFRONT AND BEACHFRONT EASY TO SHOW1272 Isabel Drive 150 Direct Bay Frontage, Dock Included Open Air Pool with Bay Views Open Balcony & Screened Lanais Spacious Guest Wing, Private Master Suite with Elevator Access.Offered at $3,750,000 Open Tuesdays, Thursdays & SaturdaysTalk to Tracy for your Private Showing or for more information, 239.994.79751520 San Carlos Bay Drive 110 Bayfront Property. Second Level Guest Suites with Wet Bar. Private Of ce off Master Suite. Open Air Pool, Cul de SacOffered at $2,195,000 Open Daily4781 Tradewinds Drive Direct Gulf Front Master Bedroom with Gulf Views West End of Sanibel Guest Bedrooms with common bathOffered at $1,595,000 Open Daily904 Almas Court East End Living with it all!! Moments to the Gulf of Mexico Second Floor encompasses Master Suite 2 bedrooms with full bath plus a den Screened Pool and SpaOffered at $1,295,000 Open Daily1500 Angel Drive Outstanding Direct Bay View from Intersecting Canals Split Bedroom, 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Eat In Kitchen Open Air Pool and Patio AreaOffered at $1,249,000 Easy to Show


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 201410B From page 1BBoardwalk And Trail DedicationA short trek from the start of the boardwalk is the Harris Gilbert Memorial Bench. The ribbon cutting for the resting spot was conducted by Gilberts widow, Sondra. Two additional ribbon-cuttings took place following a meandering walk through the heavily canopied wetlands. The first took place at the Conservation Gateway Kiosk and was performed by Geoff and Robbie Roepstorff from Bank of the Islands. The open pavilion, located just past remnants of the historic windmill, includes several information panels which interpret the Bailey Homestead Preserve. Signage also directs visitors to other environmental and historical organizations on Sanibel and Captiva. Finally, Richard Shipley cut the ribbon at the end of the shellrock and mulch-covered trail, which is marked by a memorial stone only a few steps away from the SCCF kiosk. Today represents another fine example of the strong partnerships and exceptional cooperation between the different organizations on Sanibel, Mayor Kevin Ruane told the crowd. Trails like the Pond Apple Park and Shipley Trails provide island residents and visitors an opportunity to experience the wild areas of Sanibel and to better appreciate the value of our conservation areas. In the next year, Evans noted that the city will also be completing additional improvements along the Pond Apple Park Trail and the Starr Thomas Memorial Boardwalk. A 130-foot boardwalk through the wettest portion of the trail near Dairy Queen will be completed after eagle nesting season ends on May 15. We will also be putting in some pit shell along the trail to make it accessible year-round, added Evans. And finally, we will be installing some additional educational signage along the boardwalk and putting in some more wetland plantings. Geoff and Robbie Roepstorff of Bank of the Islands cut the ribbon at the Conservation Gateway Kiosk. To their right is SCCF Executive Director Erick Lindblad. Richard Shipley, right, cuts the ribbon to The Shipley Trail, located behind the Bailey Homestead Preserve. At left is Erick Lindblad. Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane Department of Natural Resources Director James Evans Entrance to the Starr Thomas Memorial Boardwalk Erick Lindblad points out a truck owned by one of The Hammerheads, Tom Price ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716


11B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Island Seniors At The Center 4 LifeMeet your friends and make some new at the Center 4 Life. Browse through the following activities, then stop by to sign up. Whats Spreadsheet? Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 and 26 or Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8 and 9, 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 Become Your Own Brain Fitness Coach Friday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. with Cindi Ryerson of Millennium Cognitive Caf. You will learn the tools needed to exercise your brain and reap the benefits. Invest in your future by building cognitive reserve. Learn the top 10 brain facts and be inspired to get on the brain training circuit and be your own coach. Have fun experiencing some unique brain activities. Cost is $10 or members, $15 for non-members The Memory Think Tank Friday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m. with Cindi Ryerson of Millennium Cognitive Caf. Get to know your brain, how you think and why you have senior moments. The lecture will describe the four types of forgetting and how you can move information from short term memory to long term memory. The presentation and handouts will give you several tips for better brain fitness. Experience a sampling of unique brain activities. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Page Turners with Ann Rodman To be on the Page Turners list, email or contact the Center 4 Life. On Wednesday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m., the featured book is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The story begins on a warm summer night in North Carthage, Missouri. It is Nick and Amy Dunnes fifth wedding anniversary. Amy disappears. Amys diary has revelations. Nick is oddly evasive. Is he really the killer? The book was on The New York Times best seller list for 45 weeks. 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. 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. 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Phone: 239.472.0176 Toll Free: 877.777.8105 Fax: Presenting the Finest Island Properties Since 1975 Your Passage to Paradise 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239.472.1395We are part of the islands a Let us help you become part of them too To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


12B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Go FISH Gala Reels In FundsFISH of Sanibel-Captivas first annual fundraising event was held at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sunday, March 2. It proved to be an overwhelming success, according to Executive Director Maggi Feiner. We here at FISH are so humbled from the generosity of this community for our first ever fundraiser. We really had no idea what to expect. I cannot even find the words to reflect the deep appreciation I feel toward each and every person, business and organization that contributed, from the volunteers who worked so hard, to the master sponsor donation level. Every dollar raised goes directly back to this community. The evening included a raffle, live auction and a paddle raiser for direct donations. Auctioneer Eric Pfeifer, accompanied by Nicole McHale, a board member, kept guests entertained while helping to raise both funds and awareness of FISHs mission. Following the live auction, a powerful video presentation featuring stories of the clients of FISH preceded the paddle raiser. Once the paddle raiser began, attendees were able to give to the greatest need of FISH by raising their paddle to pledge to the organization. The video may be viewed on the website. FISH surpassed its fundraising goal to further its mission to lend a helping hand to those in need who live or work on Sanibel and Captiva. Live auction winners left with a vacation in Orlando package which includes a four-night stay in an executive home, six Disney World tickets, six SeaWorld tickets and a convertible car rental; an original Charles Krypell 18k emerald, blue sapphire and diamond ring; a fivenight Napa Valley Backroads & Railways vacation including airfare; a five-night stay at an executive estate in Stowe, Vermont; a $5,000 shopping spree at Lily & Co.; and a New York Broadway vacation with two tickets to two Broadway shows of choice, and airfare. The caliber of our auction items was at such a high level that we had many bidders for each item, said John Pryor, FISH vice president. The very special surprise of the evening was when Dan Schuyler, Lily & Co., added two more $5,000 shopping spree experiences, for a total of three, so that all bidders could win. We cannot thank Dan and Karen Bell enough for their big-heartedness that evening. For more information: Auctioneer Eric Pfeifer and FISH board member Nicole McHale Mayor Kevin Ruane and Doreen Ruane Dan Schuyler and his wife Sharon Vice Mayor Doug Congress and Melanie Congress Melanie Congress, Mary Ellen Pfeifer and Holly Smith From left: FISH Director of Operations Maggie Goldsmith; FISH Executive Director Maggi Feiner; FISH Board Member Jerry Edelman


13B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 8 8 37 Limpet Dr Over 1/2 acre on Shell Harbor canals $749K Spanish Cay #A7 Large 2nd floor 1 bedrm w/rental income & peek of river, beach across street $274K 820 Angel Wing Dr Near-beach cul-de-sac pool home on seawalled canal w/2 boat lifts $999K Island Beach Club #310F Pet-friendly income-producing gulf-view 2 bedrm w/covered parking & storage $474K Pointe Santo #C34 rd floor 1 bedrm w/this view over lagoon to gulf, grosses $35K/yr $499K Mariner Pointe #332, #631, #711 Sanibels peninsula condo complex w/boat dockage, fishing pier, 2 pools, tennis, on-site mgmt, & deeded beach access 2 bedrm on canal or bay, or ground-floor 3 bedrm $520K, $549K, & $599.9K Sandalfoot #5C1 Beachfront 2 bedrm w/new tile & stainless appliances, super income w/low fees $699K Blog & More Listing Info at & 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Loggerhead Cay #353 rd floor 2 bedrm looking down courtyard to beach, excellent income too $499K 5307 Umbrella Pool Rd Near beach in Sanibel Bayous $399K 1 1118 Sand Castle Rd Lot in golf community $199K D D immick Dr Wide parcel in Belle Meade $185K Swim Florida SEALS ProgramThe Swim Florida SEALS program is a water safety, swim and exercise program for children ages 4 to 10 years old. The 30-minute class starts at 5 p.m. at the Fort Myers Aquatic Center, 1750 Matthew Drive in Fort Myers. To register for a free week of classes, to be offered March 24 to 28, call 2450285 or visit and click on Free SEALS Week. Swim Florida has been the leader in Southwest Florida swim training for the last 40 years. Coaches train all levels of swimmers in programs from the novice level to national level Olympic Trial swimmers. Spring Break Camp EnrolmentSpring Break Camp for youngsters in Kindergarten through 8th grade will be held at the Sanibel Recreation Center March 17 to 21. The week-long camp will include athletics, games and crafts as well as specialty snacks each day. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to pack a swimsuit and towel and bring their own lunch for the day. Register before March 10 to receive the early bird rate. For more information contact the Recreation Department at 472-0345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Rec Center Game NightA Teens Choice Open Gym Game Night will take place at Sanibel Recreation Center on Friday, March 14. It will include a variety of active games in the gymnasium followed by pizza in the teen room. Specialty prizes will be awarded throughout the night. Refreshments will be served. Non-members will need to buy a day pass for entry. There is no charge for recreation center members. Closed toe footwear is required. For more information, call 4720345. Local Tennis Pro Wins Medal For VolleyballChristie Bradley, director of tennis and fitness at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel, competed in the Florida International Senior Games & State Championships winning a Silver Medal in volleyball. She was part of six-person team from Florida, Maryland, and New York that played at Estero Community Park. I took up volleyball in the early s when I stopped professional tennis tournaments. I was living in Maryland and competed for the Chesapeake Division of the USA Volleyball Association. When I am not playing indoors as part of a team, I like two-man volleyball on sand and grass. I passed the love of volleyball to my daughter, Hayley, who is playing club volleyball for USA South. I am so proud of her, she added. Bradley said, Volleyball and tennis are very similar in moves and defense, I love to play both sports. I also feel very fortunate to be able to coach both sports at The Sanibel School to future generations. For more information about the Florida International Senior Games & State Championship, go to at Recording Office Open April 26Work all week? Children in school? Summer vacation is coming and you need to get a passport? The Lee County Clerk Of Courts Recording Office will be offering special hours on Saturday, April 26 so you dont have to take your child out of school or time from your busy weekday schedule to apply for a Passport. Instead, visit the Clerk of Court Recording Office on April 26 to process your *passport application, marriage license or have your wedding ceremony. Passport photo services will also be available. The Clerk of Court Recording Office is located in the Lee County Administration Building, 2115 Second Street, 2nd Floor in Fort Myers. Hours on Saturday April 26 will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointments are necessary. *Currently, regular passport service turnaround time is approximately 4 to 6 weeks and expedited passport service turnaround time is approximately 2 to 3 weeks. Visit for additional passport or marriage license information or call 533-5007. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


Mary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at Fred Bondurant Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 239-839-3633 JOHN R WOOD ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INCMary & Fred Bondurant are proud to represent clients in the purchase or listing of these fine properties. Mary & Fred Bondurant are proud to represent clients in the purchase or listing of these fine properties. List Well, Buy Smart List Well, Buy Smart Either way, make sure to start your journey with experience! Either way, make sure to start your journey with experience! Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home located in You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home located in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. Relax and enjoy the views from the open, screened-in lanai or take a dip in the the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. Relax and enjoy the views from the open, screened-in lanai or take a dip in the pool with its new energy e cient pool pump. This is a wonderful location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the pool with its new energy e cient pool pump. This is a wonderful location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the golf course. golf course. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $529,000 O ered at $529,000 Location is Everything Location is Everything Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking the pool with a sweeping golf and water view. This home glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking the pool with a sweeping golf and water view. This home also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a must see! also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a must see! 1182 Kittiwake Circle. 1182 Kittiwake Circle. O ered at $745,000 O ered at $745,000 Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features a large Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features a large living room/dining room combination and a tiled kitchen. The living room sliding glass doors lead to a large screen living room/dining room combination and a tiled kitchen. The living room sliding glass doors lead to a large screen enclosed deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing while watching sunset skies! Just steps away enclosed deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing while watching sunset skies! Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. 950 Sand Castle Rd. 950 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $549,000 O ered at $549,000 Adorable Island Home in the Dunes Community Adorable Island Home in the Dunes Community Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to beautiful architectural design. The vaulted Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living area & decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close to San Carlos ceilings in the living area & decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close to San Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few homes away from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few homes away from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in this community! 3BR/2BA home in this community! 970 Sand Castle Rd. 970 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $525,000 O ered at $525,000 OPEN HOUSE TOUR DUNES PROPERTIES FRIDAY, 11AM 2PM REDUCED14B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014


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 15B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014


16B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Holocaust Memorial WeekEdison State College, Lee Campus, will observe the Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust Memorial Week March 17 to 21. The program, now in its 18th year, is named in memory of the late Edison Professor Dr. Talbot Spivak, whose determination to teach the lessons of the Holocaust both inside and outside the classroom led him to create this week-long program with college-wide support in 1996. Dr. Spivak retired after 21 years of dedicated service to the college in 2006. This years theme is LIFE. This is the 18th year that Edison State College has held this event. The number 18 symbolizes life or chai in the Jewish tradition. The week will include programs that give the local community an opportunity to listen to, interact with and learn from local Holocaust survivors, as well as children of survivors. In individual sessions and in round table discussions, survivors will share their personal stories with a small group of attendees in an intimate setting. GenShoah, a committee of children and grandchildren of survivors dedicated to Holocaust education and preservation of memories of the Holocaust, will conduct a similar Lunch and Learn for students and the community. We must continue to educate our students and the community about the Holocaust, and other similar acts against humanity. We strive to raise understanding about the Holocaust and why it is still relevant to todays world, said Cindy M. Campbell, faculty librarian. We hope that members in our surrounding community are able to attend many of the events and activities that will take place during the Holocaust Memorial Week. Additionally during the weeks events, presenters such as Myra Roberts, Ella Nayor and Robert Hilliard will be on hand offering activities to highlight the occurrences during the Holocaust. Sanibel artist Myra Roberts latest works tell a backstory to illustrate the people, places and thinking that led to the Holocaust. Her original oil paintings are in collections across the United States and Europe. She will discuss how she created these pieces and how she advocates for truth in history so that horrible situations like the Holocaust are not repeated. Her newest exhibition, which features a full series of collages about the anti-Semitism and propaganda that led to the holocaust and all genocides, will be on exhibit at the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida through March 23. Ella Nayor is a Fort Myers journalist who focuses on human-interest features and socially conscious pieces. For the past several years, Nayor has been pursuing Project Tolerance with Roberts. For their work she authored Faces of Tolerance: Everyone Counts, which has taken her into the lives of people from all walks of life. During this personal journey, she spent time with Holocaust survivors, religious leaders and people who are often marginalized in society. Robert Hilliard has been a presenter at the Holocaust Memorial Week a number of times over the years, principally in connection with the documentary Displaced: Miracle at St. Ottilien, which is about his and another GIs work in helping save possibly thousands of concentration survivors at the end of World War II in Europe. He has also authored a memoir, Surviving the Americans: The Continued Struggle of the Jews After Liberation outlining his personal experiences. To see the full schedule of events, visit For more information about the events, call or email Cindy Campbell at 489-9367 or ccampbell@ A painting by Myra Roberts Ella Nayor Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueJack The GiantIf youre old enough, you remember the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk, with Jack being the giant killer. Now you dont have to go back to fairy tale time to identify another Jack the giant killer. His name is Jack Dalton and hes the top percentage shooter for Sandycappers plus hes the guy that handed Bunts Ball Buster Rich Ennis four losses Monday night. Ennis was the top percentage shooter in the league and had never lost four in a row in his league pool shooting history. Whats even neater is that it was Daltons birthday and his son, Chris, was visiting from Boston. Daltons big night, however, awakened the rest of Bunts players and Terry Ricotta, Dave Doane and Bob Buntrock ran off 12 straight wins to capture the match 12-4. Jack Cunningham and Carmen Senese paced Island Lifers to a 9-7 victory over Odd Balls with three wins each over Kelly Greten and Doc Lubinski. Island Lifer Captain Connie Lee played like a champion and captured two games from Odd Ball Captain Kip Buntrock. Fresh Legion Crew brought in two players, John Gonzalez and Dennis Bender, from last years championship Bathroom Magic team and they produced six wins in the Crews 9-7 pounding of Sanibel Caf. Richard McCurry racked up three of his Caf teams seven victories. March 10 Results Bunts Ball Busters12Sandycappers 4 Island Lifers 9Odd Balls 7 Fresh Legion Crew9Sanibel Caf 7 StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 241111 SecondOdd Balls 202150 ThirdSanibel Caf 185167 FourthSandycappers 182170 FifthIsland Lifers 135217 SixthFresh Legion Crew 111241SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2014 Standings through March 10, 2014 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.Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


17B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Youth Summer Day CampSanibel Recreation Department Youth Summer Day Camp Registration is now open. This traditional 11-week day will run from Monday, June 2 through Friday, August 15. It is offered to children entering grades first through eighth and will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days except Friday, July 4. Campers will participate in activities such as swimming, arts and crafts and athletics, and a variety of games. Special guests along with an enhanced field trip itinerary will also be a part of the action. Campers should bring swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and a brown bag lunch daily. The cost is $85 per week for members and $105 for non-members. Register in advance and receive the early bird rate. Financial assistance is available to qualifying families. For more information call the Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly and annual memberships are available. For more information call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit Youth Summer Camp Registration DateEarly Bird RateAfter Early Bird Rate Week 1 June 2 June 6 Member: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by May 26) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after May 27) Week 2 June 9 June 13 Member: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by June 2) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after June 3) Week 3 June 16 June 20 Member: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by June 9) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after June 10) Week 4 June 23 June 27 Member: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by June 16) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after June 17) Week 5 June 30 July 3 Member: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by June 23) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after June 24) Week 6 July 7 July 11 Member: $85 Member: $102 (registration by June 30) Non-Member $105 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after July 1) Week 7 July 14 July 18 Member: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by July 7) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after July 8) Week 8 July 21 July 25 Member: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by July 14) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after July 15) Week 9 July 28 August 1 Member: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by July 21) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after July 22) Week 10 August 4 August 8 Member: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by July 28) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after July 29) Week 11 August 11 15 Member: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by August 4) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after August 5) 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 n 800-805-0168n n Bayfront Home with Boat Dock & Views4BR/4.5 BA, gourmet kitchen, top of the line nishes Bayfront direct access canal, sea walled, no bridges Boat lift, gulf access, expansive bay views, multiple lanais$3,495,000 Breathtaking Views Captiva Gold Coast 4 BD/4 BA with Guest House Over 170 Direct Gulf Frontage, Multiple Lanais, Pool Unparalleled views, private pathway to beach$4,949,000 Bayfront Home on Almost 2 AcresSurrounded by preserve land for ultimate privacy Located on Woodring: one of Sanibels most lived locations 3 BR/2BA, boat dock w/lift, replace, wood oors$1,995,000 Extraordinary Bay Views2 BR/3 BA home with pool, spa, boat dock Located at the tip of Isabel Dr. 150 sea wall on direct access canal$1,195,000 Stunning Captiva Estate5 BR/5.5 BA with pool Over 1 acres, Roosevelt Channel Navigable, Dock, Elevator$2,149,000 Luxurious New Construction in South Seas4 BR/3 BA home built to newest hurricane codes Private acre lot across the street from the beach Two properties from community pool, tennis & beach access$1,849,000 Spacious Ground Level Direct Access Canal Home140 on Canal, 90 dock & 10k lift 3000+ sq ft, 3 BR/3.5 BA + loft & den Screen enclosed pool; replace, updated interior$1,695,000 South Facing Beachview HomeElevated concrete construction 3 BR/2 BA with fairway & river views Private pool, vaulted ceilings, updated kitchen$759,000


18B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 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 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. SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, Michael Cuddyer set a Colorado Rockies record for most consecutive games reaching base in a season (46). Who had held the mark? 2. Who holds the record for most doubles in a season? 3. The Texans Andre Johnson, in 2012, became the second NFL player to have 100 catches and 1,500 receiving yards in at least three seasons. Who was the first? 4. In the 2012-13 college basketball season, Ben McLemore broke the Kansas freshman single-game scoring record with 36 points. Who had held the mark? 5. During the 1970s, Original Six NHL teams made up 15 of the 20 teams that played in the Stanley Cup Finals. Which two teams appeared the most times? 6. In 2013, Usain Bolt tied for the top spot in world championship career medals for men in track and field, with 10. Who also has 10? 7. Who has won golfs U.S. Senior Open the most times? ANSWERS 1. Matt Holliday reached base in 38 straight games in 2007. 2. Earl Webb had 67 doubles for the Boston Red Sox in 1931. 3. Marvin Harrison did it for the Colts (1999, 2001-02). 4. Danny Manning had 35 points in a game in 1985. 5. Montreal (six appearances, six titles) and Boston ( ve appearances, two titles). 6. Carl Lewis. 7. Miller Barber won it three times (1982, 84-). The Dunes Golf ClubIndividual Quota PointsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, March 5. Format: Individual Quota Points Flight #1 1st Jack Strothman +11 2nd Bill Hotchkiss +8 3rd Rocky Cantalupo +7 Flight #2 1st Tom Veratti +6 2nd Don Weymouth +3 3rd Dick Hopkins +2 Flight #3 1st Jack Pagel +13 2nd Mike Funk +8 3rd Tom Donovan +8 Flight #4 1st Tom Browning +9 2nd Mike Richmond +6 3rd Charles Simms +4 The Dunes Golf ClubMixed GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Sunday Mixed Golf tournament on March 9 was a 1, 2, 3 Net Better Balls of 4 format. The results were: 1st Bob Rohl 112 Roberta Rohl Doug Mallon Jeanne Mallon 2nd John Hellmuth 113 Diane Hellmuth Jack Chestnut Fay Chestnut 3rd Norbert Kunz 114 Aud Kunz Ken Grosse Ginny Grosse 4th Ray Vazquez 115 Doris Dewitt Ray Galligan Jana Stone Closest to the pin: Lesley Simmons, Hole 2 Bob Kent, Hole 9. The Dunes Golf ClubNifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, March 6. Format: 2 Best Net of 4 1st Joan Kelly 48 Trudy Burkholder Aud Kunz Jeanne Mallon 2nd Maureen Saage 50 Sue Tray Sue Norpell This event scored through eight holes due to weather. Gators Football Home Game Tickets AvailableThe Southwest Florida Gator Club has released season ticket sales for all seven University of Florida football home games for the 2014 season, according to Brian OConnell, the clubs vice president of athletics. Each of the cubs 45 season tickets is available for purchase as a package, at a discounted cost of $600. The purchase price of each ticket covers the actual seat cost, a pro-rated Gator Booster contribution, and a modest donation to the scholarship fund. This is the primary fundraiser for the clubs scholarship fund. Additionally, and as a thank you to season ticket holders, the club leases professionally-installed, permanent seatbacks for each seat purchased, which enables local Gator fans and alumni to watch the games in relative comfort. Season ticket packages are available for purchase from April 1 through June 30. Beginning July 1, any remaining single-game tickets may be purchased by using the order form on the clubs website. Each season ticketholder may also purchase one ticket to the University of Georgia Bulldogs game set for November 1 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Tickets are $120 and include the cost of the game ticket, a pro-rated Booster contribution and a scholarship fund donation. Gator-Bulldogs game tickets may also be purchased along with the season tickets at an additional cost. Purchased game tickets are expected to be ready for pick-up after the second or third week of August, at the 2014 Gator Football Kickoff Party. Alternatively, they can be mailed to those who provide a self-addressed stamped envelope for regular U.S. Postal Service delivery, preferably insured with trackand-confirm feature. Purchasers may also elect to use other traceable and insurable services such as FedEx or UPS. For more information, call OConnell at 898-8449, or e-mail him at Briano@ or log onto Spring Training Home SchedulesBoston Red Sox at Jetblue Park at Fenway South Saturday, March 15 Philadelphia Phillies; 7:05 p.m. Monday, March 17 St. Louis Cardinals; 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 Pittsburgh Pirates; 7:05 p.m. Thursday, March 20 New York Yankees; 7:05 p.m. Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium Thursday, March 13 Boston Red Sox; 1:05 p.m. Friday, March 14 Baltimore Orioles; 1:05 p.m. Sunday, March 16 Miami Marlins; 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 Tampa Bay Rays; 7:05 p.m. Our email address is


19B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Red Sox GM Not Sitting On His Laurels; Looks To New Challengesby Ed FrankWhen your team is the World Series champion and you have been named baseballs Major League Executive of the Year, the obvious question is how do you improve when youre riding the top of the mountain? These pinnacles of success, however, do not fly with Ben Cherington, general manager of the Boston Red Sox, who states emphatically that its a new season and high expectations are expected every year in Boston. We expect this when we sign up. Cheringtons well-chronicled success was last years sports story of the year. His shrewd off-season acquisitions and the hiring of John Farrell as manager brought Boston a World Series winner, reversing a disastrous 2012 last-place finish. The previous seasons failure was attributable to several factors, chief of which was Bobby Valentine, the cantankerous field manager, who was fired after one season. It has been reported that Valentine was not Cheringtons choice but was overruled by Boston ownership. We had some things we had to correct after that season, he said. It wasnt difficult after the year we had in 2012, he added. Foremost among the corrections was the hiring of Farrell, a former Red Sox pitching coach, who had managed the Toronto Blue Jays for two seasons. Cherington explained that baseball is a game of change and to remain winning, changes are a constant. This past off-season he signed veteran catcher A. J. Pierzynski to replace the departed Jarrod Saltalamacchia and to complement Red Sox catcher David Ross. A durable, fiery competitor throughout his 13-year major league career, Pierzynski hit .272 with 70 RBIs last season with the Texas Rangers. He leads all active catchers in career games with 1,678. He said a second off-season priority was the re-signing of first-baseman Mike Napoli who appeared in 139 games for Boston last season in his first year with the club. Cherington inked Napoli through 2015 for a reported $32 million. The Red Sox own baseballs secondbest rated prospect is shortstop Xander Bogaerts who made his major league debut late last season and started all six games in the teams World Series run. Cherington decided to go with Bogaerts this year instead of veteran Stephen Drew who had a $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Red Sox that he rejected, looking for a multi-year contract. At the time of this writing, Drew was still at home awaiting an offer. Drew is a good guy and a major league shortstop. He ought to be playing and should get an offer, Cherington said. The Red Sox have been a leader in the use of sabermetrics, a statistical approach to analyzing the effectiveness of ballplayers in several areas such as on-base percentages etc. Asked whether sabermetrics outweighs in the importance of scouting, Cherington said they employ the best of both along with the medical history of a player. You cannot ignore one over the other. He gave credit to former Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein who constantly worked to refine the blend of scouting and the statistical approach to baseball. Epstein and Jed Hoyer, a former Red Sox assistant GM, have moved onto the Chicago Cubs where they are attempting to revive that moribund franchise. Told that Cubs fans are beginning to become restless with their continued losing ways, Cherington said thats expected during the rebuilding process. Both (Epstein and Hoyer) are bright and savvy and have stocked the club with loads of talent. The fans will see the results, he said. With never-ending responsibilities as general manager, and heading a staff of 150 to 200 scouts, coaches, trainers, medical and administrative personnel, Cherington admitted its a job with seldom a day off. But the results speak for themselves. With three World Series championships in the last 10 years, the Red Sox have reigned supreme in major league baseball. Ben Cherington, General Manager, Boston Red Sox 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


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 Candi Maraldi, server at the Blue Giraffe 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 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. 20B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014


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 14, 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. n 800-805-0168n n OPEN HOUSE MARCH 17TH & 20TH 10AM-1PM909 Lindgren Boulevard Shell Harbor Canal HomeThis 2005 elevated home built on one of the largest corner lots in Shell Harbor cleverly takes advantage of long Southern and Western canal views and provides amazing privacy. The home distances itself from all neighbors and uses screening of mature native vegetation while affording water views from all living areas. 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From page 21BRestaurants22B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 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. To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213 Cycling Safety Notes STAY TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PATHS In the U.S., we drive and cycle on the right. That applies to roads, but it also applies to our Sanibel Shared Use Paths. Other users will be expecting you to be on the right side, so lets establish a good habit always keep to the right especially where there are yellow lines. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB


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 Busted Stuff, a duo direct from Buffalo. 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. On Monday, St Patricks Day, there will be Irish music by a DJ in the daytime and a live musician at night. Tuesday is open mic night. 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 and disco sounds of the 70s and 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 and vocals; Monday, St. Patricks Day Party with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan; Tuesday, Woody Brubaker on piano, saxophone, and vocals accompanied by Barbara Smith; Wednesday, for one night only, a special evening of jazz with the reunion of The Cape Cod Jazz & Blues Review; Thursday, Pianoman Joe McCormick. 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 Chicago Mob Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Taylor 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. Jazz Reunion At TraditionsOn Wednesday, March 19, for one night only, Traditions on the Beach Restaurant, Bar and Lounge will be hosting a special evening of jazz with the reunion of The Cape Cod Jazz & Blues Review. The band will feature Sanibel Pianoman Joe McCormick and some of his former band members from Massachusetts including Mike Oakland, Bill Roundtree and Tim Griffin. Oakland is known for being a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, recording artist and TV producer. Roundtree is one of New Englands top recording artist as a nationally renowned bassist and vocalist. Griffin is an international recording artist on over 37 major artist albums as a drummer and percussionist. This will be a wonderful evening of amazing jazz, said Andrea Mucciga, owner of Traditions on the Beach. I want to welcome everyone to come out see these amazing artists perform. 23B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan will be playing on St. Patricks Day at Traditions at the Island Inn LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, B CS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 Rosier: The name that has been serving Southwest Florida for over 60 years 1200 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Matzaluna Plaza Sanibel IslandAngela Larson Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs on Sanibel and Choosing the Right Insurance Agent Makes all the Di erenceIrish SayingPronunciation: bann-ockt-tee nih fail-eh pawd-rigMeans: Happy St. Patricks Day! Beannachtai na Feile Padraig! Read us online at

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News about a potential career move might be delayed. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Career obligations could interfere with important personal plans. But using a combination of common sense and compromise helps resolve the dilemma to everyones satisfaction. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A stressful situation drains some of your energy reserves. But you soon bounce back in time to finish your tasks and enjoy a well-deserved weekend getaway. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to throw a party for friends and colleagues and surprise them with your dazzling domestic skills. You also might want to reconsider that career move you put on hold. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A sudden change of mind by someone you relied on could cause a delay in moving ahead with your plans. But those whom youve helped out before are prepared to return the favor. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You start the week feeling too shy to speak up in front of others. However, your selfassurance soon takes over, giving you the confidence you need to make yourself heard. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) One way to deal with a pesky personal dilemma this week is to meet it headon. Insist on an explanation of why the situation reached this point and what can be done to change it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The creative Capricorn finds several outlets for her or his talents this week. Also note that while a romantic connection looks promising, remember to allow it to develop on its own. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You stand out this week as the best friend a friend can have. But be careful that you dont take too many bows, or you might see gratitude replaced with resentment. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) What seems to be an ideal investment should be checked out thoroughly before you snap at the offer and find yourself hooked by an expensive scam. BORN THIS WEEK: Your wisdom is matched by your generosity. You are a person who people know they can rely on. On March 17, 1834, Gottlieb Daimler, who in 1890 founded an engine and car company bearing his name, is born in Germany. In 1885, he and Wilhelm Maybach developed a new version of the four-stroke internalcombustion engine, which they attached to a wooden bicycle, creating what has been referred to as the worlds first motorcycle. On March 19, 1842, French writer de Balzacs play Les Ressources de Quinola opens to an empty house, thanks to a failed publicity stunt. Hoping to create a buzz, the writer circulated a rumor that tickets were sold out. Unfortunately, most of his fans stayed home. On March 20, 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowes anti-slavery novel, Uncle Toms Cabin, is published. The book was so widely read that when President Abraham Lincoln met Stowe, he reportedly said, So this is the little lady who made this big war. On March 22, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Beer and Wine Revenue Act. The law levied a federal tax on all alcoholic beverages to raise revenue for the federal government and gave individual states the option to impose further regulations. On March 18, 1942, the War Relocation Authority is created to take all people of Japanese descent into custody. Earl Warren (who would go on to become chief justice of the Supreme Court) claimed that a lack of evidence of sabotage among the Japanese population proved nothing, as they were merely biding their time. On March 21, 1963, Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners. At its peak use in 1950s, The Rock, or Americas Devil Island, housed more than 200 inmates at the maximum-security facility. On March 23, 1983, Barney Clark dies, 112 days after becoming the worlds first recipient of a permanent artificial heart. The 61-year-old dentist spent the last four months of his life at the University of Utah Medical Center attached to a 350-pound console that pumped air in and out of the aluminum-andplastic implant through a system of hoses. It was celebrated Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky who made the following sage observation: Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms. Its by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! I talk nonsense, therefore Im human. If you can foretell the future by looking at fingernail clippings, youre practicing onychomancy. The name of the islands of Hawaii is thought to come from a word in an early Polynesian language meaning place of the gods. You might be surprised to learn that before novelist Salman Rushdie wrote The Satanic Verses and had a fatwa issued against him by the Supreme Leader of Iran, he worked in advertising, coming up with slogans for candy companies. If youre like the average woman, you will kiss 15 men, go on four disastrous dates, be stood up once and suffer heartbreak twice before you meet the man you want to settle down with. In 2009, Japanese scientists revealed that the human body emits a very slight, yet perceptible, glow. After using a special camera to study a sample of men in their 20s, they found that intensity of the glow varies, with the lowest point at around 10 a.m. and the brightest at 4 a.m. Horses can tell each other apart just by the sound of their whinnies. It is traditional in Scotland to blacken the bride. In this process, a soon-to-wed woman is abducted by friends, covered in honey, eggs, sauce and feathers, then taken around town on a pub crawl. In ancient Rome, slaves with red hair commanded a higher price from buyers. What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup. -Boris Pasternak THIS WEEK IN HISTORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE


27B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014Rotary-Sponsored Guatemalan Coffee At Baileys General StoreThe Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva has partnered with an organization, As Green As It Gets (AGAIG), to supply the highest quality organic free trade coffee from the farmers fields to the coffee isle at Baileys General Store. Profits from the sale of the coffee will go to provide micro financing loans to the farmers in the Antigua and Huehuetanago, Guatemalan area coffee coops. We were looking for matching grant projects to help native communities, said Chet Sadler, past president of the SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club. John Grey (also a past Rotary president) and I visited numerous sanitation and clean water projects in the mountainous area around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. We saw many worthy projects funded by Rotary Clubs all over the world in cooperation with local Guatemalan Rotary Clubs. John and I came to a different conclusion after seeing some projects that had failed due to the complexity of the project or poor communication with the people benefiting from the project. Grey said, Get jobs for the poor so they can help themselves. Sadler and Grey met with Franklin Voorhes, owner of AGAIG. He explained that AGAIG is an organization formed to eradicate the marginalization of coffee farmers, by creating an integrated international supply chain that links farmers directly with consumers and extends all the way from the field to the final sale. In addition AGAIG provides training on best practice farming techniques, exporting of green coffee beans, and micro financing loans. Sadler asked Franklin, How long has AGAIG been providing loans to the coffee bean farmers and what results have they had? Voorhes said, AGAIG has been operating for over 12 years and they have never had a loan go bad. With this record, Sadler and Grey saw a way of providing micro financing loans so coop members can support their families, grow more coffee and hire workers that can go on to purchase their own land. To bring this high quality shade grown Arabica coffee to Baileys, the SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club purchased the green coffee beans from AGAIG. They had the green beans roasted and packaged by Ric Kerns at Coffee Uphoria in Cape Coral, providing the freshest roast available. There is a display in the coffee section at Baileys about this worthy project. Baileys General Store is at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. Farmers in the field picking their coffee beans Coffee farmers sorting for the highest quality bean 1-239-851-5188 Cell 1-239-851-5188 Cell800-553-7338 x 233 www.RoseDakos.comRose Gibney DakosVIP Realty Group, Inc.Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Florida 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 WIDE OPEN VIEWS OF THE BAY WIDE OPEN VIEWS OF THE BAY 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 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 HEART OF THE ISLANDS ON SANIBEL HEART OF THE ISLANDS ON SANIBEL Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath Old Florida style home Association pool and tennisASKING PRICE IS $449,000


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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. Not that anyone reading this plans on mixing up a cocktail of illegal drugs and shooting them into ones body, the death in February of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at the relatively young age of 46 offers lessons of what not to do in your estate plan. The last will and testament of Hoffman was signed in October 2004 when he had only one child, Cooper, now 11 years of age. Hoffman subsequently fathered two daughters, Tallulah and Willa, neither of whom is mentioned in his will. Reports indicate that Hoffmans estate is valued at approximately $35 million. He left everything to his longtime companion Marianne ODonnell, who is also his childrens mother. But Hoffman and ODonnell were not married at the time of Hoffmans death. To make matters worse, Hoffman is a resident of New York State, which imposes another 16 percent state level death tax. All told, the combined estate tax could reach more than $15 million. How much would that tax had been if they were married? Zero. And how much of the remainder of that estate will be taxed in ODonnells estate when she dies? All of it. So in essence, because they chose not to get married, all of Hoffmans estate will be taxed twice. Once when he died and again when ODonnell dies. Hoffmans will does give ODonnell the right to disclaim assets so that she can use some of his exemptions to get the assets to the children. But because Hoffman didnt update his will, the disclaimer would likely only benefit Hoffmans son Cooper, leaving the other two children out. Moreover, the trust inside of Hoffmans will provides outright distributions at age 25 and 30 rather than a continuing trust to protect the assets from a spendthrift beneficiary, divorcing spouses or other creditors and predators. We dont know if Hoffman had any life insurance policies or IRA accounts that he left to his children. If he did, it would appear that a court-imposed guardianship over the assets would be necessary since the children are minors. It is also possible that Cooper would receive a large inheritance while Tallulah and Willa get nothing. ODonnell may have to look into getting a court-appointed guardian ad litem to represent the interests of Tallulah and Willa, as they may be entitled to assets under state law that treats afterborn children equally. The problem with the application of that law is that the children would likely have access to the funds at the young age of 21. Due to the lack of proper planning, ODonnell may be boxed into the choice not to make any disclaimers on behalf of the children. The lack of planning by Hollywood actors is not uncommon. Heath Ledger, who also died from a drug overdose, hadnt updated his will to include his daughter Matilda Rose, who was 2 when he died in 2008. Ledgers three-page will, signed five years before his death (at the young age of 24) probably seemed adequate at the time. It called for the bulk of his estate to be put into trust and divided into two shares. The first half benefitted his parents, and the other half split between his three sisters. Between the time that Ledger signed his will and died, he had become a famous, wealthy actor. A nasty mess of legal issues ensued to determine who was his rightful heir. The answer depended upon Ledgers domicile as he maintained residences in Australia, New York and California. Fortunately for Matilda, Ledgers parents and sisters chose to avoid courtroom drama and ceded the estate (reported to exceed $20 million) to Matilda. This may nor may not have been what Ledger would have wanted. Had Ledger and Hoffman paid attention to how their wills would distribute their growing fortunes, determining their intent and carrying out their plan could have easily been accomplished. None of us knows when our time will come. But for those that have any degree of net worth (even if not up to Hollywood actor levels), its always a good idea to stay on top of your estate plan. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerYoure Never Too Young To Update Your Estate Planby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA 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


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Gourmet Kitchen, Birchwood Floors, Elevator, Quartz/Granite... Floors, Elevator, Quartz/Granite... $2,495,000 $2,495,000 Opportunity on Lighthouse Way Opportunity on Lighthouse Way Wonderful Opportunity on Lighthouse Wonderful Opportunity on Lighthouse Way... Very Special Bay Views and 105 Way... Very Special Bay Views and 105 Existing Seawall. Create Your Own Bay Existing Seawall. Create Your Own Bay Front Vision of Paradise! Perfect Location Front Vision of Paradise! Perfect Location with Easy Access On and Off Island! with Easy Access On and Off Island! $1,995,000 $1,995,000 Chuck Bergstrom Chuck Bergstrom ISLAND RESIDENT ISLAND RESIDENT AWARD WINNING AWARD WINNING REALTOR REALTOR Pine Cove 1A Pine Cove 1A New Kitchen, Master Bath, Newly New Kitchen, Master Bath, Newly Furnished... this 2 BR, 2 BA Gulf Front Furnished... this 2 BR, 2 BA Gulf Front Corner Unit has Amazing Ocean Views! Corner Unit has Amazing Ocean Views! Large Screened Lanai. Under Building Large Screened Lanai. Under Building Parking/Storage. Great WEEKLY RENTALS! Parking/Storage. Great WEEKLY RENTALS! $779,000 $779,000 690 Birdie View Point 690 Birdie View Point Lots of Room to Build Lots of Room to Build Your Island Dream Home! Your Island Dream Home! Short Walk to Beach. Enjoy Short Walk to Beach. Enjoy Beautiful Fairway Views on Beautiful Fairway Views on Sanibel Island Golf Club! Sanibel Island Golf Club! $384,000 $384,000 561 Lighthouse Way 561 Lighthouse Way Completely Renovated 5 BR/4 Completely Renovated 5 BR/4 BA Pool Home on Gulf Access BA Pool Home on Gulf Access Canal. 80 Dock w/Lifts. Dual MBR Canal. 80 Dock w/Lifts. Dual MBR Suites. Custom Upgrades. Suites. Custom Upgrades. An Exceptional Home! An Exceptional Home! $1,895,000 $1,895,000 6433 Pine Avenue 6433 Pine Avenue Beautiful 4 BR/3 BA w/Study in Santiva. Lots Beautiful 4 BR/3 BA w/Study in Santiva. Lots of Custom Features Cabinets, Granite, of Custom Features Cabinets, Granite, Wood Floors. Master w/Fireplace, Sitting Wood Floors. Master w/Fireplace, Sitting Area, Patio. Screened Pool/Lanai. Steps to Area, Patio. Screened Pool/Lanai. Steps to Private Dock w/Gulf Access or Beach! Private Dock w/Gulf Access or Beach! $1,200,000 $1,200,000 Sunset South 9D Sunset South 9D Beautiful River & Sanctuary Views from Two Beautiful River & Sanctuary Views from Two Large Lanais! Furnished Top Floor 2 BR/2 Large Lanais! Furnished Top Floor 2 BR/2 BA. Light, Bright & Open, Pet Friendly, Single BA. Light, Bright & Open, Pet Friendly, Single Car Garage w/Large Walk-In Storage. On Site Car Garage w/Large Walk-In Storage. On Site Mgmt. Only Steps to the Beach and Pool. Mgmt. Only Steps to the Beach and Pool. $449,000 $449,000 917 Pepper Tree Place 917 Pepper Tree Place Beautifully Constructed 4 BR/3 BA in Gulf Pines. Beautifully Constructed 4 BR/3 BA in Gulf Pines. Steps to Pool, Tennis, Beach, Clubhouse. Many Steps to Pool, Tennis, Beach, Clubhouse. Many Features... 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30B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Spacious living areas Breakfast nook Enclosed lanai 2 car garage Freshly painted Lots of extra storage New carpet Lake views $488,000.00 G.G. Robideau Broker-Associate (239) 940.7878 Sanibel Lake Front Home VIP Realty Group, Inc. 1560 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 472.5187 Historical Village Elects OfficersThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Village held its annual meeting recently. Members voted to re-elect board members Dorothy Donaldson and Karl Rodman to three-year terms. New board members elected were Sally Duffy, Gail Migliorini, and James Clivie Goodwin, also to three-year terms. They join present board members Debbie Staley, Janet Halliday, Bill Bachman, Alan Lessack, Paula Newton and Ellen ONeill. This brings the total number of board members to 11, up from nine. At a special board meeting following the annual meeting, the board elected officers as follows: Dorothy Donaldson, president; Karl Rodman, vice president; Debbie Staley, treasurer; and Jan Halliday, secretary. Officers serve one-year terms, and historically the vice president has succeeded the president. The museum is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It began in 1984 in one house the Rutland house and was called the Islands Historical Museum. A 30th anniversary party will take place March 20 beginning at 6 p.m. on the village grounds. In addition to cocktails, dinner, and a live auction, Island Jazz will provide the music. Victor Mayeron will serve as master of ceremonies. Reservations are required by March 17, and tickets are $150 per person. To make a reservation, call museum manager Emilie Alfino at 472-4648. The historical village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older and free for those under 18 and members. Docent-guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no extra charge, based upon docent availability. There is handicap access to all buildings. Admission to the Gift Shop only is free. For information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit Dorothy Donaldson Karl Rodman New Gateway Realty Office A CollaborationSeveral local businesses combined professional talents to renovate the first building people see on Sanibel when coming off the causeway. The property, located next to the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, was vacant for years and is now a realty center named SanibelCaptiva Gateway. Reviving the old property at the gateway to the islands and bringing together strong real estate and property management professionals from the islands supports the welcome message given to visitors, said Butch (Maurice) Long, one of the founding partners of the new center. The message we hope to give is that these islands are a great place to visit but also a great place to invest or live. Butch and Cindy Long purchased the property at 1177 Causeway Boulevard last year, and a partnership team began planning and creating the new gateway center concept. To complete their vision, the Longs combined efforts with Robert Coscia, a long-time real estate broker and resident of Sanibel, and Sherry Snyder who has been involved in many aspects of the accommodation industry in southwest Florida and Sanibel since 1985. The new center includes a range of real estate services provided by SanCap Gateway Realty (formerly SanCap One Source Realty) owned and managed by Coscia, and the newly-formed property management firm SanCap Management operated by Snyder. The Longs are long-time visitors to Sanibel and have lived on the island since 2009. A grand opening and ribbon-cutting will be held Wednesday, April 2. From page 4BFashion Showmembers with award-winning service and cuisine. The all-ocean view, elegantly appointed staterooms feature the finest Belgian linens, a marble lined bathroom with a multi-jet shower massage, terry robe, slippers and Bvlgari toiletries. It also offers a state-of-the-art entertainment center, flat screen TV, DVD, CD player and Internet access. SeaDream goes to destinations where larger vessels cannot go. Some itineraries include late evening or overnight stays in port so passengers can experience the nightlife in such yachting playgrounds as Monte Carlo or Cannes. This auction item is valued at $19,800, and bidding will start at $9,000. Advance bids will be accepted in writing. Tickets for the Little Black Dress fundraiser, priced at $35 per person, may be reserved by emailing or by calling 395-2661. Robin Roberts Joins RE/MAXRE/MAX of the Islands has announced that Robin Roberts joined the firm as a sales associate. She is originally from Bloomington, Indiana. Robin Roberts Top AssociateChuck Bergstrom was named top marketing sales associate in February at RE/MAX of the Islands. Ber gstrom was one of the top Florida RE/MAX sales associates in 2013. Chuck Bergstrom ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Top SalesChuck Andrews was the most productive sales associate at RE/MAX of the Islands in February. He is a recipient of the companys International Platinum Club Award, was inducted into the Hall of Fame and received the International Lifetime Achievement Award. Chuck AndrewsShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email Read us online at


2BR/2BA top oor condo New paint, appliances & carpet Weekly rentals, well maintained grounds Tennis, shuf eboard, pool, BBQ areas, beach $490,000 (2140276)Jim Anderson 472-5187 x 214Loggerhead Cay 3BR/2BA upper unit in Coco Bay Fantastic views over a 13 acre lake 10 minutes from Sanibel & beaches Club room, work out facility, pool $260,000 (2130865) Raleigh Allen 472-5187 x 320Spend Your Days In Paradise! Build your dream home on a dream lot! Gulf access with 290 feet of frontage Within gated & exclusive St. Charles Harbour Nestled amid multi-million dollar homes $985,000 (2130819)Arika Bjorkedal 472-5187 x 252 Waite Island Home Site 3 BR/3BA, charming cottage-style home Spellbinding Bay and garden views French Terracotta ooring, art-deco lighting 165 long dock on San Carlos Bay w/15,000# lift $1,995,000 (2121352) Mary Lou Bailey 472-5187 x 246 Graciously Restored Bayfront! Lovely 3BR/2.5BA elevated home Formal LR/DR, spacious master suite Private elevator, replace, large pool Beautiful Italian Carrera pool fountain $1,049,000 (2140355) Kara (KC) Cuscaden 472-5187 x 283Beachview Beauty! NEW LISTING Wide, deep canal lot Wrap around dock 20,000 lb. boat lift Direct access $729,000 (2140335) Fred & Cathy Gerasin 472-5187 x 232/236Canal Lot With Dock & Lift 3BR/3BA 2001 top quality construction All bedrooms en-suite, upgraded kitchen Over-sized lot with beautiful landscaping Wood oors throughout, split oor plan $669,000 (2140345) Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215 Gorgeous Lake Views 5BR/4BA + den & media room estate home Large screened-in pool with hot tub 23 ceilings, overlooks lake, 3-car garage Gated community, pool, tennis, shing pier $569,000 (2140342)Judy Reddington 472-5187 x 233Laguna Lakes Deep water sailboat access Minutes to the river Upscale homes being built on street Concrete Dock & seawall in place $199,000 (2140163) Deb Smith 472-5187 x 251Direct Access Canal Lot Charming & spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home Vaulted ceilings Sanctuary-like ambience Community pool and tennis $449,000 (2140170)Rose Dakos 472-5187 x 233Heart Of Sanibel Home Split oor plan with 3BR/2BA + den Enclosed lower level, ample storage Bamboo ooring, impact windows, tin roof Room for a pool, deeded beach access $580,555 (2140067) Charles Sobczak 472-5187 x 255 Listen To The Wind Sing! 1 bedroom, 1 bath walkout to beach Tiled throughout, new kitchen Fully furnished Over 900 sq ft in total area $299,000 (2601347) Robin Humphrey 472-5187 x 218Daily Rentals Expanded oor plan, custom design Great sunsets, water views Corner condo, huge screened lanai Gorgeous cabinets, granite counter tops $699,000 (2140378) John Nicholson 472-5187 x 279 17th Floor Unit With Stunning Views NEW LISTING Beautiful Bayou views! 3BR/2.5BA direct water-front home Situated on an one lot Great mid island, private location $959,000 (2140370) Karen Bell 472-5187 x 270White Heron NEW LISTING 8930 Crown Colony villa home 2BR/2BA + den with lake views Lovingly cared for, many newer features Golf & membership choices, none mandatory $339,000 (2131373)Anthony Gaeta 472-5187 x 231Crown Colony Golf & Country Club 3-BR/2-BA in a great neighborhood Just a short walk to the beach Split oor plan, double garage Screened lanai with hot tub $549,000 (2131265) Lynda Traverso 472-5187 x 226Near Beach Home & Lake Views viprealty.comScan this QR code with your Smart Phone to search all properties available for sale!1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel (239) 472-5187 (800) 553-7338 Toll free 2000 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 395-0607 14970 Captiva Drive, Captiva (239) 472-7800 (866) 472-7800 Toll free NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED DID YOU KNOW?ISLAND OWNED AND OPERATEDVIP REALTY GROUP WAS FOUNDED ON SANIBEL ISLAND IN 1975 AND NOW HAS OVER 200 A GENTS WITH OFFICES IN SANIBEL, CAPTIVA, FT. MYERS, FT. MYERS BEACH, AND NAPLES! PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED 31B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014


32B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Janie Howland, Realtor VIP Realty Group Cell 239-850-6419 Elegant 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath pool home on the 5th fairway of Beachview Golf Club. Travertine and wood oors, high ceilings, wine closet, gas replace, storm impact windows and doors and more. Please call for more information! $1,099,000BEACHVIEW GOLF CLUB Superior InteriorsBedroom Designsby Jeanie TinchSimplicity, tranquility, good cheer... these should be your goals in a bedroom makeover project. Your rooms size naturally affects its decorating possibilities and its capacity to serve other purposes. Here, as in other rooms, strive for a harmonious relationship between color, form and space. If your bedroom isnt restful and restorative, then change it. First and foremost in your plan should be more than just sleeping accommodations. Inevitably, your bedroom typically becomes the chosen place to accomplish those things which require privacy reading a book, writing letters, pursing a hobby, watching TV or contemplating plans for the next day. With clever planning, your bedroom makeover project can accomplish all those tasks and more. Choosing a bed Your bed is typically the most dominant piece of furniture in your room. Your bed must be comfortable to you, so I encourage you to make whatever investment is necessary to get absolute comfort. Night tables Minimally, its important that the top space is adequate for a lamp, book or magazines, or clock. Floor coverings This product should always be selected with consideration for bare feet in winter. Wall to wall carpet is the choice of many. With large sized decorative area rugs, also a popular and practical choice. Window coverings Is privacy your main concern? Are room darkening treatments your priority? Or do you prefer to let the sun shine in? Be sure to share your thoughts and functional requirements with your decorator. He/she will know the best products given your special circumstances. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Application Fees Waived At Edison StateEdison State College will waive application fees for applicants who apply online from March 17 to 23. To apply, visit We want to encourage students to apply at Edison State College and explore what our programs offer, said Laura Antczak, Interim Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management & Student Success at Edison State College. By providing a fee waiver, students who may have been hesitant due to application fees can apply and start the process towards their future career goals. continued on page 39B USGA President Speaks At SanctuaryThe Sanctuary Golf Club Speakers Forum hosted Tom OToole, newly-elected president of the USGA to discuss the health and welfare of the current golf industry. Securing the games health is indeed a critical role that the USGA plays within the golf community. The golf industry is vast and multifaceted, and it comprises countless dedicated individuals, who possess the skills, experience and drive to grow the number of golfers participating in the game, he said. Growing the game is not our primary responsibility; rather, it is to ensure that the game they are marketing and selling to consumers is consistent with the very spirit and principles of equity upon which the game was founded. If we fulfill our mission to provide a strong nucleus for the game, by being concerned with the games health, we optimize the chance for the golf industry that surrounds it to grow. OToole is the 63rd president of the USGA and was elected on February 8 at the USGAs annual meeting in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He will serve two consecutive one-year terms. Brett Kist, director of golf at The Sanctuary commented, It was a great honor to have Mr. OToole here. With his experience and position, he brings a perspective about the game of golf that many people dont have the opportunity to hear first-hand. It also gave the members the opportunity to ask questions about the game that affect them directly, including questions about handicapping and the recent ban on anchoring strokes. Thomas OToole 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


33B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 2 39-337-1147 www .KF J J l l a a w w .co m m 15701 S. T amia m m i i T T rai l F or t M y y e e r r s, F F L 339 0 0 8 Measure twice, cut once. K evin F J u r r s s i ns k i B.C. S S Build your future on a Solid Foundation: Hire a Certified Construction Attorney Kev in F Jur sins k i is t h e o n n l l y y y y attor ney i n n F l l o o r ida w w h o o is y F l ori d a Bar Boar d Cer tie d in t h h e e se t h r ee ar e a a s s i i mu l t a a n n e o o us l y y : Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. In honor of this and of all children with disabilities, I would like to share some important information on a very difficult topic bullying. According to, children with physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional and sensory disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their peers. It has become increasingly apparent as well that children with special health needs, such as food allergies, may also be at higher risk of being bullied. For kids with special health needs, bullying can include being taunted because of their allergies or even being exposed to the things they are allergic to. Obviously in these cases, bullying can mean life or death. Further, research has indicated that children with the following disabilities ADHD, autism, epilepsy, diabetes, stutterers, learning disabilities cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida are more often targets of bullying. Kids who are bullied are more likely to have depression and anxiety that may include increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy. These issues may persist into adulthood. Increased health complaints are often a sign of bullying as is decreased academic achievement and school participation. Children who are bullied are more likely to miss, skip or drop out of school. Children with disabilities may have some legal protection at school since that bullying a disabled child may be described as disability harassment. According to the U.S. Department of Education, disability harassment is intimidation or abusive behavior toward a student based on disability that creates a hostile environment by interfering with or denying a students participation in or receipt of benefits, services, or opportunities in the institutions program (U.S. Department of Education, 2000). It is prohibited under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. When a school learns that disability harassment may have occurred, the school must investigate the incident promptly and respond appropriately. If you believe that your child with special needs is being bullied: Be supportive and encourage your child to describe who was involved and how and where the bullying happened. Ask the child specific questions about his or her friendships. Children with disabilities do not always realize they are being bullied. They may, for example, believe that they have a new friend although this friend is making fun of them. Talk with your childs teacher immediately to see whether he or she can help to resolve the problem. Put your concerns in writing and contact the principal if the bullying or harassment continues. Explain the situation and keep a written record of all conversations and communications with the school. Be persistent. Talk regularly with your child and with school staff to see whether the behavior has stopped. For more information on this topic, visit 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. Is it time to nish your degree? We can help!Scholarships & mentors To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


34B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Aquatic Center Opens At Shell PointShell Point Retirement Community recently celebrated a ribbon cutting for the LifeQuest Aquatic Center with key executives, project supporters and residents. After the ribbon cutting, Shell Point residents enjoyed tours of the new $2 million Aquatic Center, which features a 99,000-gallon main recreation pool with two lap lanes, a zero-entry access, and shallow and deep water areas. The Aquatic Center also has a 23,000-gallon therapy pool with an easy-access ramp and an adaptable water chair for those needing assistance entering the pool. There is also a seven-person hot tub, an old-Florida style pool house, a Chickee Hut shade structure, shade sails over the pool, and lounge areas. The eight-month project was completed by Wright Construction Group, Jackson Pools, Johnson Engineering, RDg Planning & Design and Winter Interiors. The LifeQuest Aquatic Center replaces the original Island pool, which was constructed in 1968. Shell Point Wellness staff members were on hand to talk with residents about the fitness class schedule, including popular water exercise classes and new specialty aquatic classes. Residents also attended a special afternoon presentation about preventing, reversing or controlling chronic disease through aquatic exercise. Dr. Bruce Becker, an internationally-recognized expert in the field of aquatic exercise, explained how it can be a remarkably effective tool for battling high blood pressure, obesity, insulin resistance and other chronic illnesses. His presentation was filled with information about the many physical benefits of exercising in the water, including positive effects on the brain, respiratory system and other internal organs. For more than 30 years, Dr. Becker has researched the positive effects that aquatic exercise can have on the human body. A clinical professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. Becker is an adjunct research professor at Washington State University, where he directs the National Aquatic and Sports Medicine Institute. He has researched, written and lectured extensively in the field of aquatic exercise for more than 30 years and is a frequent speaker at the World Aquatic Health Conference. The LifeQuest Aquatic Center represents the power of our joint efforts to make this project a reality, said Shell Point President Peter Dys. This project would not be possible without Shell Point residents generous endorsement and support for growth and change. Today, we celebrate our success. LifeQuest is Shell Points balanced approach to wellness that emphasizes six dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, community/social, educational and natural environment. The LifeQuest Aquatic Center is the newest key community amenity that embodies the active lifestyle and fuels mind, body and spirit. Residents throughout all levels of care can benefit from the versatility of the LifeQuest Aquatic Center without any barriers regarding age or physical condition and refresh, rejuvenate or recover as they benefit from waters role in their own health and well-being. To learn more about Shell Point, visit or call 1-800-7801131. Shell Point Resort Services and Management Team, from left, Craig Norling, Leslie Brand, Mary Franklin, Bob Southern, President Peter Dys, Scott Moore, Cheryl Cooper, Melanie Brod and Michelle Smith Shell Point Aquatic Center Construction Team, from left, Dave Heuring, RDg Planning & Design; Steve Morrison, Johnson Engineering; Mark Valin, Andy Powell, and Jeff Sinatra, Wright Construction Group; Julie Nipper and Bob Southern, Shell Point Retirement Community; Tom Fritz and Kim Richardson, Jackson Pools Shell Point residents and staff celebrate a ribbon cutting at the new LifeQuest Aquatic Center


35B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: What are some things I can learn to do in order to feel like I have more quality time in my life instead of feeling like it is passing me by so quickly?A: In the book I authored, The Gift of Change, I wrote some things that helped me promote quality time and joy in my life. I will pass them along to you. 1. I became the priority. When you are in a highly stressful line of work and you are faced with some challenging demands on a daily basis, you make everyone else a priority except yourself. I rushed from one task to the next often fearful of what might or might not happen. I was really running on adrenaline. All that changed when I made myself my first priority. 2. I started to slow down. I learned the art of accepting that you can let certain things go. There is a difference in letting something go until another time, as opposed to being lazy and procrastinating. People who procrastinate dont start projects or do things, usually because they fear failure. Lazy people do not start a project because it requires work. I learned that some tasks can be left for another day. If, for example, the laundry doesnt get done today, it can easily be done tomorrow. 3. I began to say no. I realized I did not have to be everything to everyone all of the time. If you are a people pleaser like me, this can be challenging. It took increased awareness to stop being a yes person. I didnt have to attend every function, party, event and fundraiser. I didnt need to be a people pleaser anymore. This was empowering for me. Saying no used to be hard for me. As a pleaser, I thought I had to say yes to everyone in order for them to like me. As my confidence level increased, saying no became empowering for me. It felt uncomfortable initially, but then it reached a point where it really felt good to say no to things I truly wanted to say no to. I am very comfortable with it now. It has given me a freedom that I embrace. Remember that when setting a boundary with another, you may be tested, and that is fine. Once the other person realizes you really mean what you say, there will usually be a welcoming respect from them. 4. I learned how to unplug. I dont have to check my emails constantly anymore. I dont have to answer the phone every time it rings. I dont have to carry my cell phone everywhere I go. I dont have to have the television on constantly. These are distractions that I really dont want or need all the time in my daily life. 5. I started to honor my body. Women especially have a real challenge with this and I have been no exception. Leading fashion magazines have featured anorexic models on their covers, suggesting them as examples to be imitated. I learned that a healthy average weight is necessary to have a healthy body. I focused on things about my body that I like. The more I focused on what I liked, I found more about myself to like. 6. I started to eliminate activities such as excessive cleaning, shopping, exercising in hot weather because I thought I had to, and people who drained my energy. Some people are energy drainers, who take anything they can for their personal gain, including energy from other people. I learned to avoid them. 7. I started to practice mindful living everyday. Once I start thinking about the future, which takes me right out of the present, my anxiety develops. Truly when I am in the moment, which is all I really have, mindfulness is experienced. I began a mindfulness practice by taking five minutes daily to sit, close my eyes, take a fewcontinued on page 39B 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. 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Researchers have published 1,000 scientific studies on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin. A recent Japanese study showed symptom improvement in those who supplemented with turmeric capsules for one year. Two participants who had severe cases were even able to recognize family members by the studys conclusion. Back in 2008, researchers in India published a paper reviewing the major research done on curcumin as a treatment for Alzheimers. They noted that curcumin apparently has the ability to help a component of the immune system (macrophages) clear away amyloid plaques from the brain. They concluded, based on the main findings above, curcumin will lead to a promising treatment for Alzheimers. What theyre saying is that, in time, someone will turn it into a drug. Then it will take years to study the new drug on animals and people before its brought to market for a hefty price. Well, duh! The take home point is that turmeric and curcumin supplements are readily available, affordable and worth a try. Since supplements are hard to absorb, you can eat the spice. Its popular in curry dishes. Sprinkle it on everything like I do because its good for heart disease, arthritis and breast health. Other food items you should add to your shopping list are colorful fruits and vegetables, with a special emphasis on blue and purple, which indicates the presence of anthocyanins, a pigment that scientists are looking at as a possible Alzheimers preventive. In fact, I suggest eating blueberries several times a week. Other memory boosting supplements include citicoline, phosphatidylcholine and Acetyl L-carnitine. What else can you do? Theres a tight association with memory loss and damage from popular foods so I often recommend either a Paleo Diet or Doug Kaufmanns Phase One Diet. You could read about the dangers of gluten in the new book Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter. I would absolutely include at least two teaspoons of organic coconut oil in your diet each day. Get plenty of exercise to turn on life-extension genes and increase production of memory molecules. Im glad to hear your mind and emotional health are a priority, none of us should take it for granted. 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. Eden Energy MedicineRepatterning Our Energetic Anatomy Part 2 by Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12)Last week, we learned that cancer, like any other imbalance of the body creating disease, has managed to bypass the biochemical gateways in our body that remove damaged DNA cells before they get to our immune system. Our immune system is governed by Triple Warmer (TW) and Spleen, which inevitably with cancer, will need rebalanced. Generally, TW needs sedated and Spleen needs strengthened. You learned how to strengthen Spleen last week. This week, the tools to sedate Triple Warmer will be reviewed. The sedating and strengthening points are acupressure points along each meridian. These points, along with many others, are used in acupuncture to release clogged or sluggish energy. We use the same points in EEM. By holding these points with your fingers, you are able to energetically begin to shift the flow of energy into the organ and systems involved. Because TW controls energetically all of the organs of the body, by sedating it, you are literally pulling energy from this meridian, to enable the body to calm and rebalance. TW is governed by and governs the hypothalamus, in the primal part of our brain, which operates automatically and is based on the fight, flight and freeze response. By calming TW, we are enabling our body to shift into a much less stressful mode, so that we may enhance the shifting of our ingrained habits. Whether we like it or not, we cant change these habits with our minds by merely thinking we want to change, because these habits have been set into the subconscious primitive part of our primal anatomy. So, by sedating TW, we enable the habit field to begin to be changed so our being is in a much more relaxed state. Not only is sedating TW beneficial for use with cancer, but it is helpful in any stressful situation it is deeply relaxing. Try it and see for yourself. I have seen people time and again just relax into a position of comfort and calm by using these points. As with any energy tool, however, be mindful of how it impacts you and if it doesnt feel good, dont do it. To sedate Triple Warmer, look at the diagram and hold the first pair of points three to five minutes minimum on one side of the body and then the other side. Hold them longer if need be. I have held points on clients for up to 20 minutes and sometimes more. If you hold until the pulses are equal on both points, this is the perfect amount of time. Then hold the second set of points on the one side and then the other side for half the time as the first. Do this daily or more if your body is feeling under attack. With cancer, it is best to hold spleen strengthening points right after TW sedating points. Using these paired points is extremely helpful if undergoing chemotherapy or radiation since it enables the body to stay calmer with the infusion of foreign chemicals into the body, which is viewed by TW as an attack on its troops (all the organs it governs energetically). If you do chemo and experience nausea or acid reflux, place your thumb and the middle finger on Stomach 1 point (right below the pupil of the eye on the bony surround of the eye) while you place your other hand on your stomach. Or trace Stomach meridian backwards (see EEM book on my blog of prior columns for meridian tracing). One more tip for today for cancer is the Triple Warmer/Spleen hug. It is easy, quick and you can do it anywhere comfortably. Wrap the left hand around right arm right above the elbow. Wrap right continued on page 39B Triple Warmer sedating points 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


39B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My dear aunt has always been a very vibrant person. She never married, had a very successful career and retired at 70. After retirement, she seemed to change, lost interest in many activities that she formerly liked and gradually seemed to go downhill. I tried to help her, but she was not interested in any of my help and became openly hostile at times. I heard from others that her friends were now ignoring her because she was too difficult. After two years, she sold her house and moved into a nice retirement complex. I have renewed contact with her and she is now her old self and would like to move out. The question is, what do you think happened? I cant ask. Eva Dear Eva, Your aunt may have had a bout of depression after her retirement. The change to retirement lifestyle can be a drastic experience for some people not the fun-filled days of the golden years that some articles would have us believe. She could have been ignoring her diet, living on tea and toast and just couldnt be bothered watching her nutrition. When she moved to the retirement complex, she had medical intervention, regular nutritious food and social activity. Many people thrive in this type of environment and their retirement years do become the fun-filled days of the golden years. Lizzie Dear Eva, Often individuals living in an assisted living complex feel better, look better and are healthier. They feel so much better that they desire to return home because they know that they are better. Unfortunately for some of these people, they return to the same environment that caused their problem. The best analogy is taking blood pressure medication. A person who has high blood pressure can feel terrible. The physician prescribes medication and the blood pressure returns to normal and the person feels better. When he or she starts to feel better, they want to stop taking their medication and they do not connect that it is the medicine that is causing the improvement. Some people feel better in supportive living because they are receiving proper care. You really cannot prevent your aunt from returning home. If she chooses to leave, there should be a return plan if her previous problem arises. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is From page 32BFees WaivedEdison State College will be hosting an Open House event in April. For more information, visit Registration for Summer 2014 begins on Monday, March 17. From page 38BRepatterning arm around left side of body underneath breast. Hold three breaths or more and then switch sides. Have fun with your energy. Next weeks topic is Cancer, Repatterning our Energetic Anatomy-Part 3. If you have a question for Karen, email her 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. From page 35BQuality Timedeep breaths and just be. I increased the time and gradually worked up to 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and even an hour. 8. I looked for opportunities to volunteer my services. Part of managing my time effectively includes taking the time to assist others. There are so many organizations looking for volunteers to assist in helping those in need. I would suggest volunteering for an organization for which you have a passion. Animal shelters, groups that help soldiers returning from war, or older veterans with mental and physical disabilities, homeless shelters, and soup kitchens always need people. I know people who volunteer on holidays when help is needed most. You will be glad you did, since it is another way to experience joy. You can volunteer for charity fundraisers in your community. Focusing on others in need and helping to raise funding for those who are less fortunate is a way to take the focus off your daily stressors and will help you realize how fortunate you are. Help others by volunteering. With so many in need, you can give of yourself and it just plain feels good. My husband and I had the good fortune of volunteering in the summer of 2011 at the Sopris Therapy Center Horses for Heros Program near Aspen, Colorado. We assisted the soldiers with overcoming their fear of riding horses and using their physical and mental disabilities to their advantage. Anyone who has worked with soldiers in this program knows how helpful it can be. Many soldiers suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They need so much love and support. There are so many things in life that are so satisfying and rewarding, and volunteering is one of them. 9. I stopped being fearful of what might or might not happen if I did or did not do something. I realized I was not managing my time effectively by incessant worry and fear. Fear can be paralyzing. When we are in fear, we dont feel love. If we dont feel love, we dont know how to give love to others. Fear is being outside the present moment. It means we are worried about the result of something that has already taken place, or anxious about the things that have yet to occur. Through meditation, I have allowed myself to contemplate and reflect on the biggest fears and challenges facing me. Upon reflection, I concluded they were not that threatening. My advice to you from the above includes: When you set a boundary with another and he or she realizes you mean what you say, there will usually be a welcoming respect from them. If you have a body image problem, start with just one attribute you like, certainly from the tips of your toes to the top of your head you can find one. Once you find one attribute, it will lead to finding others. Start doing things that make you feel good. Take a relaxing warm bath, a yoga class or a dance lesson. Have a massage or a makeover. Give your body what it needs. Pay attention. Honor your body. Do your best to keep your body at an ideal weight to achieve optimal health. If you tend to obsess about the future or stay focused on the past, you are not living mindfully in the present moment. Stay present and practice mindful living at your own pace. Author Ram Dass says, Deepen your practice of feeling fear, come close to it, invite it in for tea, and each time you do this, you will get a little closer to being able to look at it and say, Ahhh, so. Thank you, Ram Dass. Doctors Eyecare Centers Robert G LeSage, OD & Timothy E. Underhill, OD Just off the Island! 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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 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.RS 3/14 CC 3/14 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 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 WANTEDANNUAL OR LONG TERM SANIBEL RENTAL WANTEDCouple seeking 8-12 month rental house/ condo on Sanibel, preferably located on a quiet street on the north west side of the island, between Rabbit Road and Blind Pass. Rental to begin October 1, 2014. Non-smoking, no pets. Require 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, washer/dryer, internet & cable TV. Please contact Cynthia at or call 508-654-3598. NS 3/14 CC TFN 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 REAL ESTATEOPEN HOUSE CORNER OF WEST GULF DR. AND DINGMAN DR.Sunday, March 16th, 11am 2pm 4203 Dingman Drive, Sanibel Simply the Best! Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA $2,495,000 Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RS 3/14 BM 3/14 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. Approx. 1,200 sq. ft. w/private conference room, reception area, 2 private of ces & additional of ce space w/partial kitchen. Outstanding Opportunity, please call Wil at 239.472.2735 or email wil.rivait@sothebysrealty.comNS 2/28 CC 3/21 PRIME BUSINESS LOCATION 1640 Periwinkle Way, Unit 1. 850 sf. in Lime Tree Center. Large exterior sign & Periwinkle facing window. 239-472-2466NS 3/14 CC 3/14 ANNUAL RENTALRE/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 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 Now Available 6 months. 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 RENTALS AVAILABLE IN PARADISECondo in Captains Walk on the historic east end of the island. Quiet neighborhood, canal-front. 2 bedroom, 1 bath $1,500/month Duplex Unit on Sunrise Circle mid island. Pet friendly. 2 bedroom, 2 bath $1,800/month Triplex Unit mid island. Shared screened-in pool. Pet friendly. 3 bedroom, 2 bath $2,100/month Please call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920 RS 3/14 CC TFN VACATION RENTAL3 BR, 2 BTH, home on canal, bikes, kayaks, 3 decks, lanai, avail. 4/13 week or month, no smoke, no pets. dn3662@aol.comNS 3/14 CC 3/21


CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 45B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014HOME/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 OFFEREDHELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC 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 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION CASA BELLA COMMUNITY SALE16320 DUBLIN CIRCLE, SOUTH FORT MYERS OFF KELLY ROAD, NEAR SUPER TARGET STORE SATURDAY MARCH 15, 8AM-1PM NS 3/14 CC 3/14 HUGE GARAGE SALE6039 Dinkins Lake Road Sat 15 March 9:00-4:00 High end shoes, clothes, antiques, antique wood stove, funiture, household items, and art workNS 3/14 CC 3/14 HUGE SALELots of stuff from soup to nuts, very clean. Dont miss this one! 956 Fitzhugh Street, Sanibel (turn at Schnappers Hots). Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.NS 3/14 CC 3/14 SANIBELSHELL HARBOR 10 FAMILY GARAGE SALE926 Lindgren Blvd, Friday & Sat. 3/14 &15, 8 AM. Furniture, Italian Wine Glasses, Antiques, Jewelry, Lots of great Home Accessories, Kitchenware, Dishes, Ceiling Fan, Bedding, Lighting, Shell Art and Art, Books, Hats, Handbags, Clothing, Exercise Equipment, Pool Figurines, too much to list, all wonderful items. NS 3/14 CC 3/14 GARAGE SALEFri & Sat Mar. 14th & 15th, 1694 Bunting Lane, 9:00-2:00. Gumbo Limbo off Dixie Beach. 100s of Quality, Clean Items. To Much to List. Come See.NS 3/14 CC 3/14 PRESSURE 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 www.homewatchsanibel.comNS 1/17 CC 5/16 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 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 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 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN HELP WANTEDOur very busy of ce has an immediate opening for an experienced Medical Assistant, LPN, or RN to work 4 days a week. Please call Stacey @ (239) 395-2444. NS 3/14 CC 3/14 HELP WANTEDRECEPTIONIST 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 VOLUNTEERS 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. RS 3/14 CC 3/21 HELP WANTEDThree Crafty Ladies is seeking a Part-Time Sales Associate & a Full-Time Assistant Manager! Applicants Must regularly Sew, Craft or Quilt! Contact (239) 472-2893 for details.NS 3/14 CC 3/28 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN VEHICLE FOR SALE2008 ADLY MOTOR SCOOTER6k miles, 49cc, red Very reliable. $500 Great island vehicle! 579-0448, on islandNS 2/21 CC 3/14 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 WANTEDFULL 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. 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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 46B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014 Hello, my name is Megan and I am a black and tan spayed female Belgian Malinois mix 1 years old. For some reason I get overlooked here at the shelter. Probably because Im usually curled up on my bed passing the time away till its my turn to go outside. Im just well behaved and calm. They say a picture says a thousand words and mine should say what a beautiful, sweet, friendly, low-maintenance, peopleloving girl I am. Adoption fee: $75. Hi, Im Placo, a neutered male domestic short haired black and white cat age 2 years. Comments: One of the first things you might notice about me is that I look like Im wearing a toupee and a bad one at that! Its just part of my quirky personality. I love attention and dont mind entertaining you to get it. Im not all about fun and games, though. I am lovable guy with a serious side too.\ You could say Im the total package, toupee and all. 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. Placo ID# 583389 Megan ID# 578742 photos by

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239.472.3355949 Sand Castle Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957 Your Island. Your Club Come See Whats Happening at Your Club... JOIN NOW AND NEW MEMBERS SAVE UP TO $1000 For Reservations, call 239.472.3355 and visit for more information.Dunes Mens Golf Association President Terry Finzen presents a check for $600 to Jack and Maryann Czarnecki, co chairs of the Dunes Womens Golf Associations Play for P.I.N.K. Tournament. e tournament raised over $12K for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. ($18K raised with 12K going directly to the fund) e Dunes Mens Golf Association will hold its Charity Shootout event April 2nd. Proceeds from this event will go to the Will to Live Foundation, an organization which works to prevent teen suicide. Leilani Sivsov (General Manager), Terry Finzen (DMGA President), MaryAnne and Jack Czarnecki (Play for Pink Charity Chairpersons) Receive the DMGA Charity Check PLAY 18 HOLES BEFORE 8:30AM FOR ONLY $99 ursday, 3/20NIFTY NINERS GOLF ASSOCIATION CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 9:30am and Luncheon Ladies compete for the championship nine hole title while enjoying the comradery of fellow friends abd members. Tuesday, 3/18BRIDGE LESSONS WITH SUSAN 9:15am Refresh the basics of the classic game with Island Expert Susan Willoughby Sunday, 3/16THE DUNES SUNDAY MIXED GOLF, 18 and 9 Holes 1pm & 4pm, Dinner at 6pm Come out and play 18 or 9 holes of golf and nish with e Dunes fabulous backyard barbeque.**JUNIOR MEMBERS PLAY FREE EVERY WEEKEND** Friday, 3/21 & Saturday, 3/22DUNES MENS GOLF ASSOCIATION MEMBER GUEST GOLF TOURNAMENT Tee Times and EventsDay One of the competitive 18 hole golf tournament where members showcase Your Club to family and friends with celebratory events and dinner. Day Two of the competitive 18 hole golf tournament where members showcase Your Club to family and friends with celebratory events and dinner e Dunes hosted its monthly Team Trivia night. irteen teams of 6-8 players enjoyed a beautiful bu et spread and then challenged their knowledge in a live 7 round trivia competition. During e Dunes Trivia night, a master of ceremonies reads trivia questions split up into di erent rounds. At the end of each round, a representative from each team turns in its answers to our score keeper who then calculate the scores for each team. e teams compete against one another with the top three teams receiving prizes. Dunes Trivia Winners, e Foss, Voss, Shriner and Schoen couples celebrate their victory48B ISLAND SUN MARCH 14, 2014