Island sun


Material Information

Island sun
Uniform Title:
Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description:
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication:
Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Creation Date:
June 21, 2013
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note:
"Sanibel and Captiva Islands."

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 36863761
lccn - sn 97027775
System ID:

This item is only available as the following downloads:

Full Text


MARCH/APRIL SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:24 7:43 7:23 7:44 7:22 7:44 7:21 7:45 7:20 7:45 7:19 7:45 7:18 7:46 VOL. 21, NO. 40 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 28, 2014 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Maureen McGovern To Visit SanibelThrough her long and acclaimed career as a recording artist and stage performer, Maureen McGovern has experienced the full range of show business glamour, from the bright lights of Hollywood to the footlights of Broadway and even Carnegie Hall. But she has a special attraction to Southwest Florida and is looking forward to her upcoming visit to the area. I have special friends here, and the weather and natural beauty of the area are just so spectacular. I can see why people love it so much here, she said. Also attractive to her is the fact that many people in the area appreciate her style and talent. Snowbirds are my best audiences! They know the songs, and they understand and appreciate the skill that goes into performing them well, she said. Critics have called McGovern The Stradivarius Voice and her recordings have received numerous Grammy nominations. Her interpretation of the Academy Award-winning song The Morning After has become a classic. On Tuesday, April 1, McGovern will perform in a special cabaret-style show at The Community House in An Evening With Maureen McGovern. Shell be singing favorites from her long career interpreting the American Songbook, as well as some new songs from her recent touring work. The show is a rare opportunity for area fans to hear her live. McGovern said, Im blessed that I can do an intimate show like this wherever I want because it doesnt require elaborate technical support...just me, a piano and these remarkable songs I love to sing. The day before her concert at The Community House, McGovern will also continued on page 3 There will be a sunset cruise with Maureen McGovern aboard the Lady Chadwick Maureen McGovern Sanibel Library Celebrates 20 Yearsby Jeff LysiakWhat began with a collection of 600 donated books occupying four, seven-foot-tall bookshelves inside The Community House back in late 1962 has grown into a nearly 30,000-square-foot world class facility that continues to be one of the most rewarding treasures of the island. This year, the Sanibel Public Library which currently boasts more than 60,000 titles, easily accessed through a fully automated online catalog as well as across the Internet is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Dunlop Road headquarters. Some of the librarys current staff and volunteers talked about working at the highly touted 5-Star library (according to Library Journals annual Americas Star Libraries survey conducted in 2011), which has also been named the top ranked attraction on Sanibel by TripAdvisor. We are very proud of our star ratings and best of ratings. These honors belong to the people of Sanibel who generously support the library through their tax dollars and who use the library for information, education and entertainment, said Margaret Mohundro, executive director of the library. We look at the Sanibel Public Library, too, as a destination a terrific place to visit and to while away the hours; an information place, a sanctuary, a social center, a technology center. When I arrived on Sanibel in 2006, I stopped by the Sanibel Public Library during a job search, and landed in a wonderful work environment, said Cathy Cameron, secretary. More than just books, the library is an incredible source of information, and a lively, fun-filled, community-oriented place to be. According to Cameron, many current staff members have been with the Sanibel Public Library since the early 1990s. When the library used to be located at whats now the senior center (Center 4 Life), there was a small office for the director and three areas for the entire collection, said Sandra Ham, who began continued on page 3Free 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 a fire safety trailer. Lee County Emergency Medical Service is also taking part. For more information, call 472-5525. The Sanibel Public Library will celebrate the 20th anniversary of moving into its present location, 770 Dunlop Road, on March 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. photo by Jeff Lysiak


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 20142 Looking Back: Bayview Hotel On Captiva The Captiva Island Historical Society, which will debuted its new History Gallery inside the Captiva Community Center this month, is focused on presenting the history of the island with a series of photographs. This weeks image is The Bayview Hotel on Captiva (circa 1911), later renamed Fishermans Lodge, then Captiva Lodge, then Captiva Hotel. It was built by F.A. Lane in stages from 1911 to 1915. It burned down in 1948. photo: archives of the Captiva Island Historical Society CHRs Mardi GrasThanks to the generosity of the following businesses and individuals who donated their time, talents and treasures to make our 2nd annual Mardi Gras event a great success: Bank of the Islands, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Baileys General Store, Jerry Carroll Air Conditioning, Inc., Dorothy Donaldson and Aaron Cohen, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, John Grey Painting, Phillip and Susie Marks, Barry Alan Roth, Attorney at Law, The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Barrier Island Title Services, Blades Tree Services, George and Lynne Campean, Rich and Sally Ennis, Hahn Construction, The Lazy Flamingo, Rich and Mary Eileen McDonnell, Ed and Lynn Ridlehoover, Tween Waters Inn, Tom and Linda Uhler, West Wind Inn, Adventures In Paradise, B Unique Boutique, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum, Armand and Beverly Ball, Peter and Nancy Bender, Blue Coyote Supper Club, Brian Boyd, Caf du Monde, CC Caldwell, Cedar Chest Jewelers, Luc Century, Cips Place, Community Coffee, Congress Jewelers, CoolBrew, Kerry and Carolyn Cooper, Jean Eaton, Floral Artistry, Island Photography, Island Sun, The Islander, The Jacaranda, jB Design, Petra Kaiser, The Lighthouse Caf, Lilys Jewelers, John MacLennan, Nory McNelis, Kathy Polk, Realtor, Royal Shell, Rinaldis Fashion Shoes, Rosies Caf & Grill, Sanibel Art & Frame, The Sanibel Caf, The Sanibel Deli, Sanibel Steakhouse, The Sanibel Thriller, Shell Point Retirement Community, Shiny Objects, Diane Silhavy, Subway, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, Sweet Melissas, The Timbers, Traders Caf, Traditions on the Beach, The T-Shirt Hut, Patty Waters, Zebra Frozen Yogurt, Zonta (SWOTI). A special thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, board members and staff! CHR is a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing for families and individuals who work in and/or serve the community of Sanibel. Today, CHR administers housing for 145 island residents in 11 rental complexes plus 14 limited equity ownership homes throughout Sanibel, thus facilitating local workforce for island businesses and ensuring economic diversity in our community. CARD OF THANKS Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite BQWIKPACK & SHIP


3 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 From page 1Sanibel Library 20th Anniversaryworking there in 1992. I used to have to crawl over boxes of books to get to my desk. Ham also remembers that after the new library building was constructed in 1994, patrons were encouraged to check out as many books as possible from the old facility, and then return them to the Dunlop Road headquarters. This new building is enormous and beautiful, she added, noting that the community even helped select what style of chairs would be purchased for the new library. Architecturally designed to blend seamlessly with nature, the librarys original 19,162-square-foot facility on Dunlop Road was expanded a decade later (in September 2004), adding another 10,386 square feet. We could always be larger because the demand is so high, especially during season, said Ham of the now 29,548-square-foot building. Independently owned by local residents, the barrier island oasis consists of a two-story lobby featuring a fossil shell collection from Florida and the Caribbean, meeting rooms, fax and notary services as well as a reading porch with rocking chairs overlooking the water. The first computers were put into use at the library in the mid-1990s; today, the facility includes more than two dozen computers which have been used by over a quartermillion members and visitors. A writer commented on TripAdvisor that the library is a gift from Sanibel to itself and to everyone. I think that is so true and a wonderful compliment to our residents, said Mohundro. The Sanibel Public Library is a cultural touchstone, and its truly an honor to be associated with a library and a community that values its public library like Sanibel does. There is a unique community feel and a sense of passion that emanates from staff about this library, added Cameron. On Thursday, March 27 from 2 to 4 p.m., the Sanibel Public Library invites the island community to celebrate the 20th anniversary at the current facility. Admission is free, and music and refreshments will be provided. The library is located at 770 Dunlop Road. Call 4722483 for more information. Library staff, from left, Duane Shaffer, Sandra Ham and Betsy Eidem with historical images of the building From page 1Maureen McGovernmake an appearance as the special guest aboard the Lady Chadwick for a sunset cruise with a smaller group. Guests will be able to meet her in a comfortable, informal setting and hear her sing a song or two a cappella, while having appetizers, drinks and watching a tropical sunset. Concert tickets are $50 and cruise tickets are $75. A combination ticket is $100. Tickets are available at The Community House or by calling 4722155. McGoverns appearances here are fundraisers to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. Benefits are used so that rental fees can be kept low for the nonprofits that meet at the house. Sponsors for the events include: The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Captiva Cruises, Tween Waters Resort, JetBlue, and West Wind Inn. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF SANIBEL TO HOSTMEET AND GREET WITH CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES Curt Clawson Lizbeth BenacquistoMichael DreikornApril Freeman Paige KreegelRay NetherwoodTim RossanoBecause of the resignation of former Congressman Trey Radel, a special election to ll his place as the Representative from Congressional District 19 must be held.SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION IS APRIL 22, 2014 SPECIAL GENERAL ELECTION IS JUNE 24, 2014The League of Women Voters of Sanibel has invited all quali ed candidates for the post to attend a Meet and Greet on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Candidates will have time to make a short presentation, and then be available to meet the public and answer individual questions. No signs or demonstrations will be allowed in the auditorium.Candidates who have con rmed that they will attend are as follows: Curt Clawson, Michael Dreikorn, Paige Kreegel, Ray Netherwood, Tim Rossano, and April Freeman (tentative). Lizbeth Benacquisto will not attend but will send staff members. The League of Women Voters Florida requires that all quali ed candidates be invited to a League sponsored Meet & Greet.Email your editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 20144 The 77th annual Sanibel Shell Festival hosted by the SanibelCaptiva Shell Club and the Sanibel Community Association was a great success, and the two groups wish to express their appreciation to everyone who supported this annual event. David Drotleff provided his time and talent to design the beautiful rack cards. The following generously provided items for the Sanibel Community Association raffle: Judy Dinnick, Tween Waters Inn, Congress Jewelers, JoAnne Bedient, Three Crafty Ladies, Ann Pershing, Diane Winder, the Shell Crafters and Bill Jordan. The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club would like to thank the following businesses for making major financial contributions to the Sanibel Shell Show. The Island Inn, where the Shell Show began 77 years ago, became the shows first Angel Winglevel show sponsor this year. The following businesses are Heart Cockle-level sponsors: Sealife by Congress, The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and Matzaluna, Baileys General Store, Three Crafty Ladies and She Sells Sea Shells. Besides these major sponsors, the following businesses and individuals sponsored the trophies and awards that were given to the winners of the Scientific Division and the Artistic Division competitions of the Shell Show. They include the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, the Weinstein Family, Bonnie Ford, the McGowan Family, the Lesinski Family, Sanibel Seashell Industries, Bank of the Islands, the Neujahr Family, Jerrys Foods, the Clifford family, Karl Kotasek, The Sea Shell Company, the Sexauer family, Gene Everson, Casa Ybel Resort, Irene Longley, Ken and Joyce Matthys, Evelyn Spencer, Shalimar Cottages & Motel, Clair Beckmann, Goz Gosselin, The West Wind Inn, Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank, Mary Burton, the Edinburg family, Donald Dan, the Shellcrafters, Sanibel Community Association, Delaware Museum of Natural History and the Conchologists of America. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum hosted the Judges Reception and Awards Ceremony. We thank them for allowing us to use the museum for this event. Again this year, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum granted free museum admission to everyone who gave the requested $5 donation to visit the Shell Show. Nearly 500 people took advantage of this generous offer and visited the museum without charge during the show. We thank the museum for its generosity. Thank you to the sixth grade students of The Sanibel School for sharing their knowledge about mollusks at the live shell exhibit. Thanks to all the volunteers who worked to make the Shell Festival a huge success: the Sanibel Community Association Shellcrafters, who work throughout the year preparing for the Shell Festival craft sales; those who sort shells throughout the year so they can be sold in the Shell Tent; the Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis who help with parking and opening the tents each morning; Sanibel Community Association members; all the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club members, and all the people from the community who volunteered to work during the Shell Festival. The club also thanks nature photographer Melanie Moraga for allowing the use of her junonia photograph, without charge, for the Shell Show awards and the Shell Show booklet. Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Sanibel for their assistance. The Island Sun and The Island Reporter newspapers provided great coverage with stories and photos before and during the event. The Island Suns show booklet was beautifully done and was mailed to all households on the island. A big thank you goes to the community of Sanibel for helping make the 77th annual Shell Festival a success. Planning is already under way for next years Shell Festival. The dates are March 5, 6 and 7, 2015 at The Community House. Plan to come and be amazed! CARD OF THANKS The Island Book Nook is closingIt is with a sad and heavy heart that I announce the Book Nook will be closing. Our sales have declined and it is becoming increasingly more dif cult to make ends meet. We will sell as much inventory as possible and then close the store by the end of April. We have great riches in the people weve met. You, our customers from world-wide, have come to mean a great deal to us. We nd it impossible to express our appreciation for the warm welcome you gave us 5 1/2 years ago. You remained loyal over the years, gave us the gift of friendships, and made this one of the grandest adventures anyone could experience. We wish all of you good health, happiness, and safe travels. And who knows, maybe someday we will see you again. Thank you for everything. We will miss you dearly, Jan, Melanie, and ShilohWe will no longer take trade-ins. We must deplete our inventory. Sales will begin at 50% off all used paperbacks and 25% all new items. Long-Time Islander To Give Next Twilight TalkThe Sanibel Historical Village will hold its next Twilight Talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Old Schoolhouse on the village grounds. The speaker will be Deb Gleason, chairperson of the citys Historical Preservation Committee and long-time islander. Gleasons topic for the evening is Island Ladies of the s and s. She grew up on the beach, helping with family rental cottages and later helping visitors become islanders in the world of real estate. She is co-author with Charles LeBuff of Sanibel and Captiva Islands: Postcard History Series. Reservations may be made by calling Emilie Alfino at the museum, 472-4648, or via email at The cost is $5 per ticket; members and volunteers are admitted free. Alfino says, Dont delay. These talks have been selling out very quickly. Charles LeBuff will speak at the last Twilight Talk of the season at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. His talk will cap off the museums Lighthouse Day, and his topic will be The History and Operation of the Sanibel Lighthouse. Again, tickets must be reserved, and the cost is $5, and free for members. The historical village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and will change to summer hours May 7, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; free 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 for entrance to the Gift Shop only is free. For information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit Send your editorial copy


5 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 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 Island Pharmacy Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Suncatchers Dream Traders Tuttles Sea Horse Shop Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.comIkki Matsumoto Prints & PostersFancy-Footed Booby Young Students Celebrate The First Day Of Spring The students at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands celebrated the first day of spring by blowing bubbles, playing soccer and throwing a football around. Who needs April showers and May flowers? They have different ideas about the best way to celebrate spring! Students at the Childrens Education Center tried their best to blow bubbles for spring Connor Storey shows whos the best soccer player around with a great big kick Tyler Lloyd jumped for joy when he scored a point for his football team Our email address is 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 E AR T a n Paintin gs N ZES O Last Day of Season Soon


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 20146 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. Childrens Spring Festival April 19The 20th annual Spring Festival put on by the Childrens Education Center of the Islands will be held on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel City Park (next to The Community House). The festival begins with a free Easter Egg Hunt by age group, followed by a silent auction, games, crafts, food and contests. Activities will include a bounce house, grand slide, sack races, face painting by Ms. Silvia, pinatas and photo booth. The Easter Bunny will also be available for pictures. The cost is $10 for unlimited fun. Emma Murray-Spencer, Dylan Stevens, Gia Lackenby and Scotty Tongyai are getting excited about the Spring Festival Backyard Games A family event, Backyard Game Night, is planned for Saturday, March 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Community Park on Sanibel. Ice cold lemonade will be served and there will be games such as volleyball, football, shuffleboard, corn hole toss, ladder ball and bocce ball. There is no fee to participate; all activities are weather permitting. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345. MOAA MeetingThe next meeting of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association or America) will be held at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 8. Note the change to Tuesday. The speaker will be the Honorable Thomas F. Hall, former assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs and acting under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA may contact Steve Epkins at 810-0488 for membership information. 31st Annual Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Arts & Crafts FairBEST IN SHOW: John Cheer WINNERS BY CLASS:CLASS 1 (Two-Dimensional Art Paintings, Gr aphics, Drawings, Photography) First Place: Ann Shroeder Second Place: Beth Erlund Third Place: Dave BrunnerCLASS 2 (Three-Dimensional Art Sculpture, Jewelry, Carvings, Pottery and Glass)First Place: Katrin Wolf Second Place: John and Nancy Sheele Third Place: Penny Weinstein CLASS 3 (Creative Crafts Clothing, Plants, Woodwork, Hats, Baskets) First Place: Cindy Hirt Second Place: Shella King Third Place: Katie Gardenia




ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 20148 Historical Village Celebrates 30th AnniversaryThe Sanibel Historical Village celebrated its 30th anniversary last night with a party on village grounds, co-chaired by museum volunteers Ellen ONeill and Gail Migliorini. About 250 people attended the celebration under three tents. Adding to the ambience of the evening was music by the all-volunteer musical group Island Jazz. The 30th anniversary campaign, the reason for the party, raised $255,650. Officially, the campaign continues until the end of the year and is open for donations. The funds will be used to complete renovation of Shore Havens second floor, to restore the Caretakers Cottage, and to complete landscape and signage improvements. Five live auction items were featured: a painting of Shore Haven and Daisy Mayer by Myra Roberts, a fishing trip with Richard Johnson and Billy Kirkland, dinner with three island authors, a dedicated parking spot at Baileys General Store, and two vacations in Italy. Several volunteers played historical figures and told guests facts about the buildings and favorite stories about islanders from days gone by. Museum volunteers did the decorating, led by Pam Magnotto. Keeping to a theme of natural beauty, the table centerpieces were vegetables and herbs that were planted in the museums garden the next day. Marty and Brenda Harrity, Jim Sprankle, Mary Buck and Alex Werner Barbara Jones, Sally Duffy, Dottie Miller and Sarah Bailey Ada Shissler and Libby Hanson Annie Nachtsheim and Robin Cook All-volunteer Island Jazz band Richard and Jean Turney and Mary Buck


9 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 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! ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WayThe Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WayOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadTown Center2496 Palm Ridge Road ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTAHITIAN GARDENS | THE VILLAGE SHOPS OLDE SANIBEL SHOPPES | TOWN CENTERRetail Hours: 10 a.m 5 p.m. Daily Services: By Appointment Restaurant Hours: Cafes open 7:30 a.m. SHOP WELL For Up-To-Date Store O ers and Merchandise Visit: Janet and Peter Halliday and Dorothy Donaldson Carol and Peter Kaplan Maddy and Jim HanlonThe big centerpiece of the evening was Shore Haven itself. Renovated by general contractor Gus Landl, architect Amy Nowacki, and painted by John Grey Painting, the 1924 kit home, purchased for about $4,000, is a showpiece once again. Although the interior is empty at this time, party guests were able to go through the house for the first time. Plans are to use Shore Haven as the museums entrance and welcome center. The Sanibel Historical Village is a joint partnership with the city of Sanibel. The city provides a modest annual budget allocation that covers salaries for the museums small staff and some ongoing maintenance of the grounds. The museum received $67,000 in 20132014, less than one-third of its annual budget. The acquisition of buildings and major improvements to the property have been funded by private donations to the 501(c)3 corporation, which operates the museum, working to preserve Sanibels heritage. The historical village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and will change to summer hours May 7, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; those under 18 and members are free. Docent-guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no extra charge, based upon docent availability. There is handicap access to all buildings. Admission for entrance to the gift shop only is free. For information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit


Independently Owned And OperatedUSPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957. Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Dr. Jose H. Leal, Ph.D. Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Angela Larson Roehl Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakCOPYRIGHT 2014 Island SunISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201410 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/iPhone April 3 9:30am $30 members/$35 guestsOptimize Your Health April 9 4pm Public Service Energy WorkshopAnnual Meeting April 23 6pmPainting with SissiTuesday 10 am $30Sanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday & Thursday at 1 pm; $10YogaMon & Thurs 8:30 am; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 Honky Tonk HouseMarch 29 7-10pm $30 members/$35 guests House Wedding April 11 7pmCruise with Maureen McGovernMarch 31 6:30pm $75Maureen McGovern LiveConcert. April 1 7pm $50 Combination Ticket $100Sweet Melissas Ra eCooking Demo and Tasting for 6 $50 (Only 100 Tickets sold) Planners Approve Path Extension To Bowmans Beachby Jeff LysiakDuring a brief planning commission meeting on Tuesday, the seven-member board gave unanimous approval to the citys plan to develop a 10-foot wide shared use path along the western portion of Bowmans Beach Road, which hopes to improve the safety of both bicyclists and pedestrians accessing the heavily traveled roadway. According to Keith Williams, director of Sanibels public works department, the city is developing and renovating trails and a park located along Bowmans Beach Road. Plans are under way for recreational facilities including open space, picnic areas, trails, trail amenities and supporting facilities. Williams told the commission that the city has already budgeted $200,000 for the project in this years fiscal budget. Grants from the State of Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP), Land and Water Conservation Grant and Recreational Trails are all being sought to assist with the cost of development for these new facilities. Williams noted that the FRDAP grant application, requested in the amount of $200,000, would be submitted before the end of this week. Commissioner Chuck Ketteman called the proposed project a well-needed and very positive addition to this community. Following a brief discussion, commissioners approved the project, 7 to 0. More City page 46 The proposed shared use path extension along Bowmans Beach Road


11 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 AUT AU AUTHOR AUTHOR AUTHOR THOR AUTHO UTHO OR A AUT R IZED G IZED G IZED G IZED G ED D G ED D G OLDST OLD ST OLD ST OLD ST LD OLD ST OLD S D ORE RE ORE RE ORE RE ORERE E RE ORE ORE T T T T T T AILER AILER AILER AILER R AILER AILER THE WORLDS MOST EXQUISITE DIAMONDThe Sanibel Diamond StoreMon-Fri 10am-5pm 1-800-850-6605 (239) 472-1454 Palm Ridge Place (across from CVS) SANIBEL DIAMOND IS FEDERALLY REGISTERED WITH THE U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION SALE UP TO60%OFF Congressional Candidates To Be On SanibelSanibel League of Women Voters will sponsor a meet and greet for District 19 congressional candidates on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet almost every one of them in person on Sanibel, at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The candidates will each give a short speech and then answer audience questions. They are Curt Clawson, Michael Dreikorn, Paige Kreegel, Roy Netherwood, Tom Rossano and April Freeman. Lizbeth Benaquisto cannot attend but will send a staffer to answer questions. These are the people who want to take Trey Radels place, representing us in the U.S. Congress, after Radels resignation, said Dick Calkins, voter service chairman. The special primary election for the Republican contenders will be April 22. The special general election will be June 24. The mission of the League of Women Voters is to encourage informed voting by all citizens, and to protect that right in every way possible. The national league was formed in 1920 when women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Since the bicentennial in 1976 The League has welcomed men as members. In Florida, LWV was a major sponsor of the successful Fair Districts amendment to the state constitution, a measure designed to prevent the legislature from gerrymandering voting districts to favor one party over another. For further information, contact Dick Calkins at 395-1751. Goss Honored By Social WorkersSanibel resident Chauncey Goss was given the National Association of Social Workers-Southwest Florida Units 2014 Public Citizen of the Year Award. The award was handed out during the organizations annual awards banquet on March 22 at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport. In addition to Goss, other honorees included: Elected Official of the Year: Representative Matt Hudson Social Worker of the Year: Dr. Mary Hart Social Work Educator of the Year: Dr. Amanda Evans The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Patricia Washington. NASWSWFL Chair. Anjali Vandrie delivered the opening remarks. Kindergarten Orientation The Sanibel School will be holding its Kindergarten Orientation on Tuesday, April 1, for children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2014 and who plan to attend school in the fall. Children are invited to visit the school from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. that day. That same evening, parents only are encouraged to attend an open house from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. They will have an opportunity to visit the kindergarten classrooms, learn what a typical day is like for a kindergarten student, talk to the teachers, tour the school, and submit registration forms. The registrar, Donna Marks, will be available at 6 p.m. to take registration forms and make copies of documentation. For further information or to receive a registration packet, call Marks at 472-1617 any weekday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, March 30, American Legion Post 123 will be celebrating March and April birthdays with a meatloaf dinner and live music outdoors in the afternoon and indoors in the evening. On Monday, March 31, the 8-Ball Pool Leagues awards banquet will begin at 5 p.m. A fish fry will be featured every Friday in March from 4 to 8 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 472-9979. To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201412 Monday, April 79a.m. to 5p.mJoin us for an Easter Bonnet Contest! There will be prizes awarded for the following categories: Best Tea Party, Most Outrageous, and Pure 5th Avenue. Plus, guests will receive special discounts off already wellpriced items. You won't want to miss this fun and crafty event! Next to Planet Fitness in Miners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. and GladiolusCommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e 225-652915501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908Now Open Monday Saturday from 9amto4pm Concert On The Porch This SundaySanibel Community Church will host The Kingsmen Quartet for the next porch concert on March 30 at 6 p.m. For more than half a century, no group has secured such a far reaching legacy like that of The Kingsmen Quartet. Since 1956, this group has risen from humble beginnings in the mountains of western North Carolina to one of the most beloved and innovative groups in Christian music. The successes of The Kingsmen have led to many prestigious opportunities. In 1977, the group performed on the south lawn of the White House for President Jimmy Carter; in 1982 they performed at the opening ceremony of the Worlds Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. They were also the first group to film and recorded a live performance at the famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. In 2000, they were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and the Christian Music Hall of Fame in 2008. The band has garnered multiple Dove awards and numerous Singing News Fan awards, including favorite male quartet of the year, favorite album, favorite song and group of the year. The Kingsmen band was voted favorite band a record 17 times, making this group one of the most awarded groups in southern gospel music. The church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). The Carpenters Caf will be open for snacks, desserts and coffee house drinks. Bring a lawn chair and a friend. A love offering will be received for the groups ministry. For more information, call 4722684. The Kingsmen Quartet Power Squadron Holds Food Drive For FISHAt the Tuesday, March 18 Sanibel-Captiva Sail and Power Squadron (SCSPS) dinner meeting, members were requested to bring a donation of a canned good or non-perishable food items for the FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. food pantry. The power squadron is using the National Civic Service Award as an achievement goal for the squadron. One of the categories in this award is supporting local community activity, and the community liaison committee is exploring ways to support various organizations on the island. This is a great way to show our support to our community and assist our fellow non-profit organizations under the civic service leg of our fraternal triangle, said Jim Strothers, commander of SCSPS. We are happy to help our neighbors in any way we can. John Pryor, SCSPS advertising chair and FISH vice president; Judy Pryor, SCSPS membership chair; Maggi Feiner, FISH executive director; Jim Strothers, commander of SCSPS 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. Rabbi Myra Soifer. For information call 239-395-2544. 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


13 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Allisons In Church RecitalAbbey and Shawn Allison will present Shouts and Elegies, a duo recital of saxophone and piano music, at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. This lively concert will feature music by Ravel, Poulenc, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla and Turnage, with Shawn playing soprano and tenor saxophones and Abbey playing the piano. Admission is free; donations will be gratefully accepted. Shawn Allison holds degrees in saxophone performance and composition from St. Olaf College and Ithaca College and is currently pursuing a PhD in composition from the University of Chicago. As a saxophonist, he has performed with The Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Ensemble X (Ithaca), the Maverick Ensemble (Chicago), and the University of Chicago New Music Ensemble. He played with the New Heritage Saxophone Quartet when the ensemble was selected as a semifinalist in the Fischoff International Chamber Music competition and was invited to perform at the World Saxophone Congress. As a composer, he has worked with ensembles including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Contempo, eighth blackbird, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), the New Fromm Players, Spektral Quartet, and the Cadillac Moon Ensemble. He has won awards and fellowships for his compositions from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Composers Forum, and New Music USA; and his music has been selected for performance at the Tanglewood, Wellesley, Bowdoin, SICPP, and Fast Forward Austin festivals. Abbey Allison holds a double degree in piano performance and string education from Ithaca College. Since then, she has been a professional accompanist/ collaborator in the Ithaca and Chicago areas, working with both student and professional instrumentalists and vocalists, ranging from national competition winners to contemporary music specialists to live public radio broadcasts. Locally, she has performed as the harpsichordist with the March 2014 FGCU Opera Workshop performances of Dido and Aeneas. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Shawn and Abbey Allison FISH Offering Free Workshops FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. will hold the following complimentary workshops during the month of April: Womens Health Seminar Series Womens Physical Health: Making Various Forms of Exercise Worthwhile For You Wednesday, April 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This seminar, presented by Barbara Gennity, fitness coordinator, Sanibel Recreation Center, will concentrate on how physical exercise can meet physical and emotional needs and which ones work best to address those needs. Call 472-4775 to RSVP. VITA (Tax Preparation) Friday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required. Call 4724775. Mom and Toddlers Group Monday, April 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Open to all island parents and their children, ages birth to five years. Mobile Mammo Monday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Baileys General Store. To make an appointment or for more information, call 472-4775. No prescription is necessary for this service, and FISH may be able to provide financial assistance to those without insurance or with limited financial resources. Chris Coile Performance Tuesday, April 8 and 22 at 6 p.m. at George & Wendys Seafood Grille. Proceeds to benefit FISH. Friendly Faces Lunch Tuesday, April 8 at 11:30 a.m. at George & Wendys Seafood Grille. Visit with FISH staff, volunteers and board members. Cost is $8 per person, all inclusive. RSVP to Sally Ennis at 395-8821. Exact cash requested. Womens Health Seminar Series Womens Medical Health and Well Being Wednesday, April 9 from 6:30 8 p.m. This seminar is being presented by Dr. Anne Lord-Tomas, private practice physician; womens health and gynecology, who discuss womens well care and health issues throughout a womans lifespan. Call 472-4775 to RSVP. 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


Palm Ridge Rd. FIRE STATIONPeriwinkle WayTarpon Bay Rd. To Captiva PALM RIDGE PLACE THE CENTER THE CENTER Periwinkle Way P alm Ridge Road Periwinkle Wa y In the Palm Ridge Palm Ridge Plaza Plaza In the Palm Ridge Palm Ridge Plaza Plaza We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound care Every Day Items Also!Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare DWe specialize in Customer Satisfaction Bite and Itch Lotion Small Store Feel, National Chain JD Powers Award JD Powers Award ISLAND PHARMACY Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 6 6 years in a row! years in a row!We are ready for all your needs with: Specially Formatted Bite & Itch Lotion Natural No-See-Um Repellent We also o er rental of Walkers, Wheelchairs Crutches Special Orders Welcome Deliveries AvailableCaring for you and about you Heath MartPHARMACY 239-472-6188Fax 239-472-6144 I h h h h h I h Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Tk OOpen 7 DaysBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner & LaterWe Cater! Gluten Free Options Serving Pizza & Wings Frozen Yogurt & So MUCH MORE! Sanibels Favorite Delicatessen WINNER Best Pizza Taste of the Islands BOARS BOARS HEAD HEAD NOW OPEN NOW OPEN FOR INDOOR FOR INDOOR SEATING SEATING OPEN OPEN SUNDAYS SUNDAYS (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 www.SanibelBeautySalon.comSanibel Beauty Salon Full Service Salon Full Service Salon for Men, Women and Children. for Men, Women and Children. Color, cuts, perms and nails. Color, cuts, perms and nails. We do it all! We do it all! Sanibels First Beauty/Barber est. 1951 Sanibels First Beauty/Barber est. 1951 239-312-4688 Mention this ad and receive10% OFFyour purchase!ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201414


PALM RIDGE PLACE PALM RIDGE PLACE 2330 2330 PALM RIDGE PALM RIDGE PLACE PLACE2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel Island, FL OF IT ALL OF IT ALL 2013 TASTE OF THE ISLANDS WINNER Top Honor: Golden Eagle Award Top Honor: Golden Eagle Award Taste of the Taste Taste of the Taste Best Carryout: Rosies Famous Cheese Steak Best Carryout: Rosies Famous Cheese Steak Best Dessert: Cake Sundae Best Dessert: Cake Sundae Open Every Day Open Every DayBreakfast 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. Co ee & Ice Cream Cafe 8 a.m.-9 p.m. COFFEE CAFE COFFEE CAFE Have a Rosie Morning! Have a Rosie Morning! Co ee $1 with FREE re lls Co ee $1 with FREE re lls 7-8 a.m. 7-8 a.m. Dine In or Out 239.579.0807 Dine In or Out 239.579.0807 wine & food B EER& Proudly Serving Proudly ServingVoted Best Ice Cream In SW Florida 14 Years & Counting Chef Nikkis Gourmet Vegan Take Out! Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals Your place to thrive! Your place to thrive! Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle Organic Nutritious Healthy Lifestyle THE ONLY HEALTH FOOD THE ONLY HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND! STORE ON THE ISLAND!Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 4-6pm Healthy Happy Hour every Friday 4-6pm all juice bar drinks 50% off! all juice bar drinks 50% off! 239-472-4499Visit our website at: join us on Facebook Mon. 10am-5pm Mon. 10am-5pm Tues.-Fri. 10am-6pm Tues.-Fri. 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-4pm The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel SproutLAUGHING PELICAN15 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201416 FISH of Sanibel-Captiva recognizes the ongoing support and partnership with South Seas Island Resort for their efforts since October 2013 in raising awareness and collecting food for FISH. We reached out to FISH because we noticed our guests visits were coming to an end, yet they still had unused food and questions about what they should do with it, said Daniel Smock, marketing & communications director for South Seas. This is a common dilemma that each visitor faces: What can we do with all of this perfectly good food? South Seas set up a collection bin at the front gate, where guests can leave unopened, non-perishable food upon their departure. The FISH volunteers set up a schedule to pick up donations each week. On behalf of the FISH board, staff, volunteers and clients, we thank South Seas for their partnership during this very busy season. The donations throughout have been very generous and much appreciated by those in need on Sanibel and Captiva. CARD OF THANKS Rabbi To Lead Discussion At Unitarian ServiceRabbi Myra Soifer of Temple Bat Yam will lead a participatory text study at the Unitarian Universalist of the Islands service on Sunday, April 6. The service, which will begin at 5 p.m., will meet in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The public is welcome. In leading the discussion, Rabbi Soifer will consider the Biblical chapter Numbers 20, verses 1-13 and ask questions of the text, look to commentaries of the classical rabbis/sages in connection with those questions, and then come to what may be a surprising insight, from a contemporary, feminist reading, relating to grief and appropriate grieving. Rabbi Soifer assumed the leadership of the Bat Yam congregation in January 2014. She was one of the first 10 women ordained as rabbi after Reform Judaism accepted women in 1972. Rabbi Soifer was born in Miami and attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. She completed her master of arts degree in Hebrew letters at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati in 1977 and was ordained there in 1978. Rabbi Soifer served as a student rabbi at the Jewish Community Center in Union City, Tennessee and at Temple Beth Shalom in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1978, she became an assistant rabbi for a New Orleans congregation. She served as the rabbi for Temple Sinai in Reno, Nevada for 25 years before retiring from there. Rabbi Soifer is very active in interfaith work and organized an inter-denominational forum for clergy as well as a series of lectures on world religions. She is considered an outstanding speaker. All are welcome. Lively discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow the service. Rabbi Myra Soifer Special Service At Temple Bat YamBat Yam Temple of the Islands will hold an early Sabbath service on Friday, March 28 at 6 p.m. followed by a potluck supper. Call Temple President Martin Pokedoff at 395-2544 for further information. 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


17 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 CAPTIVA CRUISES Introduces Two New Exciting Cruises Adventure Sailing Expedition A partnership between Captiva Cruises and the Bailey Mathews Shell Museum. Come aboard the Adventure, our 24-passenger sailing catamaran for an unforgettable island expedition. Passengers enjoy a Zodiac boat ride to the island, a naturalist guided shelling adventure, tropical islan d lunch and a fun sail back to Captiva. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday & Saturdays 10 AM 2 PM Adults $100 / Child $75 (Plus tax) Historic Cruise to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Come aboard the Santiva, our 49-passenger power catamaran. Cruise the Captiva & Sanibel coastline and learn about the conservation he ritage of these unique barrier islands. Enjoy dolphin and wildlife sightings. Continue down the Caloosahatchee and learn the early history of Fort Myers. Passengers can enjoy lunch at the new and exciting Pinchers restaurant at the Marina at Edison Ford, followed by a private tour of the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Wednesdays 10 AM 4 PM Adults $65 / Child $50 (Plus tax) For Reservations: 239-472-5300 St Isabel WomenFollowing their general meeting in March, St. Isabel Womens Guild members and their invited guests listened to a talk by Deputy Gerry McNulty from the Lee County Sheriffs Department on the topic, Identity Theft. They found it informative and instructive and McNulty answered questions from the audience when he finished. Arline Ford, Womens Guild president, Deputy Gerry McNulty and Brenda Segura Blessing Of The AnimalsAll Gods creatures, along with their human owners, are invited to Captivas Chapel by the Sea on Sunday, March 30 for a Blessing of the Animals. The service will begin at the regular Sunday time of 11 a.m. with animals individually blessed in the shaded church yard immediately following the service. The tradition harkens back to Saint Francis of Assisi. Light refreshments will be provided for pets and owners. All who attend are encouraged to bring a donation of dog or cat food for FISH of Sanibel. Bring your furry, feathered or finned friend to Chapel by the Sea. Good pet behavior and leashes are encouraged. Dogs, birds, frogs and all pets great and small, regardless of denomination, are welcome. If your favorite pet cannot attend, bring a photo. Captivas Chapel by the Sea, recorgnized on the U.S. Registry of Historical Places, is denominationally independent, located at 11580 Chapel Lane, Captiva. For more information, call 472-1646. All dogs and their owners are welcome to take part in the service A young girl with her dogEmail your editorial copy to:


Hello Shoppers of Sanibel, When you shop Jerrys of Sanibel youll experience much more than just quality grocery shopping. From H20 Outfitters to Sanibel Surf Shops flagship store to Sanybels Finest and more, there are just enough shops at Jerrys to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day. Before shopping at Jerrys Foods, you can enjoy PocoLocos exclusive ice cream selection from local favorite, Love Boat Ice Cream, or you can get pampered at Sanibels only organic spa and salon Spatini Teabar. And our courtyard is a wonderful spot to relax with family and friends; its a little piece of paradise teeming with colorful exotic birds! Stop by and say hello! Regards, Jerrys of Sanibel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Welcome to Welcome to Jerrys Jerrys of of Sanibel Sanibel Fax 239.472-1658Toll Free 866.746.6574 239.472-6776 ARTS & CRAFTSHours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days F2394721658 To To A R AR 239-472-TINI (8464) www.spatiniteabar.comMassage Salon Services Facials Tanning Tea & Retail Bridal Services Tea barSpatini Organic Spa & Hair Lounge NANNYS NANNYS CHILDRENS SHOPPE CHILDRENS SHOPPE Childrens Childrens Fashion Fashion Featuring: JoJo Maman, Florence Eiseman, Featuring: JoJo Maman, Florence Eiseman, Le Top, Anita G & many other ne brands Le Top, Anita G & many other ne brands ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201418


1599Blue MoonBeerAssorted Variety Packs or Original Belgian-Style Wheat Ale, 12 Pack Thur., 3.27.2014 Wed., 4.2.2014 209JerrysHot Dog Buns8 Count William HillWineAssorted Varieties, 750 ml.399Sunset SalsaFresh SalsaAssorted Varieties, Refrigerated, 15 oz.149FreshZucchini or Yellow Squashlb. follow us on 1399 Deli FreshChicken Dinner8 Pieces Fried Chicken (2 Legs, 2 Wings, 2 Thighs and 2 Breasts), 4 Dinner Rolls and Choice of 2 lbs. S alads (Potato, Macaroni or C ole Sla w)1299FAMILY SIZE MEAL!grabgo&easy meals save.50lb. save1.00 Jerrys of Sanibel Directory Jerrys Restaurant19 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201420 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Untangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly 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! Good Spring Action Is Here Almostby Capt. Matt MitchellWindy weather made things a little tough early this week. Strong east winds in the mornings switched and gave us a strong sea breeze by the afternoon. Churned up dirty water throughout our area finally began to clear up and the fishing in the open sound picked right back up. Grass flats in the threeto five-foot range provided anglers with the best action and a good mixed bag of trout, ladyfish, jacks and bigger Spanish mackerel. Slow moving tides made redfish and snook action a little slower than it has been it was still possible to get a quality fish here and there if you put in the time and effort. Tide or no tide, fishing the grass flats was hands down the best bite in town. Live shrimp or small shiners fished on a jig head under a popping cork caught fish when fishing was just just plain slow anywhere else. Several trips this week we started out on the flats catching fish after fish then moving on to what I thought would be bigger and better things. Luckily, after not finding much else going on, we targeted another flat and the almost non-stop fish action continued. Limits of sea trout came pretty easily most days out on the flats although there are still lots of under sized trout in the mix. The bigger trout I caught this week came during the low incoming tides fishing the deeper creek mouths that feed the Ding Darling refuge. Although snook were the target species while fishing these creeks with live shiners, the explosive top water hits of trout to 24 inches did not disappoint. Live shiners really light up these creeks with snook, mangrove snapper and jacks all crashing the party. Redfish action on the poor moving morning tides this week was pretty slow with the few redfish we caught all taken while soaking cut bait. The good news was that they were all good sized fish ranging from 25 to 29 inches; the bad news was it was only one or two a trip. Two trips in a row this week we caught a big redfish within 10 minutes of anchoring up then after working the same shoreline for almost another hour we could not get another one and moved on to the fast-paced flats action. One real plus this week was the fact the shiners are getting easier to catch. Spring marks the time of year that our area is bombarded with these baitfish. Seeing bait in the sound is a sure sign our fishing is getting really close to being as good as it gets all year. With most of the bait on the causeway bridges being on the larger size I have been going out on the grass flats and chumming for shiners. It seems the ideal sized shiners are the three-inch models. A live well full of these perfect pilchards means a great day of fishing action. Until this point, catching the bait has been harder than catching fish. Every week as we get closer and closer to that magic mid to upper 70s water temperature and our snook bite really goes off, we get another cold front and we are right back to square one. This looks like it will be the case yet again with at least one or two more cold fronts heading our way in the 10-day forecast.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 Tom Mahoney with a 26-inch redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213.


21 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 All Minar, Dan Seward and Nick Perrone, who live in Periwinkle Park on Sanibel, were fishing near the boat pier last Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The trio reeled-in 22 sheepsheads, the largest of which weighed nearly three-and-a-half pounds. The result: more than nine pounds of filets. Fish Caught All Minar, Dan Seward and Nick Perrone Elijah and Benjamin Bauer from Collingwood, Ontario, Canada caught a 24-inch black tip shark on March 11. They were fishing with shrimp off the beach at the end of Rabbit Road. Nearby beachgoers dropped their shells to have a look at the shark, which was released. Shark Caught Elijah and Benjamin Bauer 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 To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201422 CROW Presents Secret Lives Of Snowy PloversThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, in partnership with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, will present The Secret Lives of Snowy Plovers on Friday March 28 at 2 p.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center, located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Snowy plovers are tiny shorebirds whose feathers are the color of sand. Their main defense is camouflage, so its almost impossible to see them unless theyre moving. Because they nest right on the beach, they are potential prey for a host of predators and are listed as threatened in the State of Florida. With miles of unspoiled beach, Sanibel Island is home to a significant population of breeding snowy plovers. In 2002, SCCF initiated their Snowy Plover Project, along with the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the City of Sanibel, to protect and study these vulnerable ground nesters. Staff members and volunteers comb the beach from midMarch through August for snowy plover nests, stake off the nests to prevent their inadvertent destruction by human activities, monitor the progress of each nest and record resulting data. Joel Caouette, SCCFs shorebird monitoring coordinator, will join Claudia Burns, long-time CROW and Snowy Plover Project volunteer, to make the continued on page 26 Snowy plover chicks photo by Wanda Leisinger Diorama created by Joel Caouette, SCCFs shorebird monitoring coordinator 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


23 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Northern Gannetby Patricia MolloyA lethargic northern gannet (Morus bassanus) was recently discovered lying on the sand in obvious distress. It was rescued and driven to CROW, where Dr. Heather immediately found an abscess on its right shoulder area. Concerned that there was a more serious underlying problem with the patient, the hospital director ordered radiographs to be performed. The result: a fishhook was lodged in the birds ventriculus, also known as the gizzard. The northern gannet is a spectacular migratory seabird that winters in coastal waters in Florida and occasionally Texas. As the only northern member of the booby family, northern gannets are among the only bird species in the world to possess binocular vision, meaning they are able to see forward with both eyes. Graceful, fast-flying birds, they can glide just above the oceans surface for hours at a time. Gannets are also powerful plunge-divers capable of diving up to 72 feet in pursuit of shoaling pelagic fish. He needs to go to surgery ASAP, said Dr. Heather of the ailing bird. For 24 to 72 hours, the gannet will require supportive care: antibiotics, pain medication and light exercise in the form of daily tub time. Additionally, it is tube fed Piscivore Care (a liquid formula specifically designed for fish eaters) and fish analog, pellets that serve as an alternative to frozen fish. You just pop (the pellets) in their mouths and they swallow them. Gannets are not hard to force feed. They are great when you feel like a patient needs a break from digesting whole, hard prey. But neither one are ideal for long-term maintenance diets in terms of keeping enough weight on these seabirds, Dr. Heather said. Once she is confident that the gannet is strong enough to survive general anaesthesia, the hook will be removed. In the meantime, the wound on its wing is flushed daily with diluted iodine. The abscess is resolving on its own, but when hes in surgery, I will take a look more deeply to see if anything else needs to be done. But the main reason he needs to go to surgery is to have the hook removed, she said. With the dedicated support of CROWs veterinary staff and students, the prognosis for the northern gannet is promising. After surgery, patient #0361 is expected to make a full recovery within 10 days and be returned to its home on Sanibels pristine white beaches. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: It will take four to five years before the plumage of this northern gannet, patient #0361, turns snowy white with jet-black wingtips 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


Ranked Sanibels Shopping Destination # 1 by the Lee County Convention and Visitors Bureau Follow us on on F o ll o w u s o Casual Clothing and ShoesTelephone: 239.472.8444 www.peachrepublic.comUpscale Womens Casual Clothing, Sandals and AccessoriesWe Carry Tribal Cheryl Nash Nic & Zoe Lisette Pants Andrea Lieu Naot & Onex Sandals We Also Carry Sanibel Perfume Custom Jewelry Design Watch & Jewelry Repair Appraisal Estate-Buying239-472-4177 Periwinkle Place Shops Sanibel Island Found on Sanibel, created on SanibelPeriwinkle Place Shops #5, Sanibel Island Please join us on May you always have a shell in your pocket & sand between your toes. and more! Indulge in Color and Fun!(239) 472-4206 LOCATED IN PERIWINKLE PLACE 2075 PERIWINKLE WAY LOCATED IN PERIWINKLE PLACE 2075 PERIWINKLE WAY WWW.TGIFCHILD.COM 239.472.9500 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201424 25 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Shop in Store Shop in Store239.472-4600 Shop Online Shop


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201426 239-472-0303 239-472-0303 362 PERIWINKLE WAY 362 PERIWINKLE WAY BREAKFAST & LUNCH BREAKFAST & LUNCH 7 a.m. 3 p.m. DINNER DINNER 5 p.m. 9 p.m. ENJOY OUR CRUSTED FRESH FISH SPECIALS FRESH FISH SPECIALS (when available) (when available): Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut Squash Crab Crusted, Butternut Squash Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted Crusted Lighthouse Caf Lighthouse Caf Lig Lig hth hth ous ous e C e C af af CRAFT CRAFT BEER AND BEER AND WINE LIST WINE LIST BIG BIG PARTIES PARTIES DONT DONT SCARE US SCARE US RESERVATIONS RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED ACCEPTED CAESAR & OTHER SELECTIONSTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALAD (when available) (when available)GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA DAILY FRESH FISH BURGERS, RIBS, STEAK & PASTA Shell Of The WeekRed-Brown Arkby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationThe red-brown ark, Barbatia cancellaria (Lamarck, 1819), is a relative of the famous turkey wing. The species lives offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, attached by a bundle of fibers (called byssus) to the underside of rocks and coral ledges. Valves of the red-brown ark have been found recently on Captiva and the Blind Pass area, in sand deposited by the recent beach renourishment project. The shell in the illustration was found by Karla Mason of Grand Blanc, Michigan, on March 13, and is now in the permanent shell museum collection. Learn more about the red-brown ark at This Week at the Museum Exhibit Chat: This 10-minute presentation provides an in-depth look at a different exhibit. Daily at 11 a.m. Live Tank Demonstration: See Live Mollusks Up-Close and Personal. See a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, watch a lighting whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with the jet propulsion skills. Daily at 3 p.m. Shelling 101: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shells, but Were Afraid to Ask. Learn how to find, clean and pack shells for safe travel. Discover how mollusks are classified into families and classes. Monday at 2 p.m. Shell ID Clinics: This new weekly program provides shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Thursday at 2 p.m. Beach Walks: Join our Marine Naturalist for a beach walk near Island Inn on Sanibel Island. This guided walk is every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Come learn about the shells, the mollusks who create them, and other marine life that has washed ashore. The cost is $10 and parking at Island Inn is free for beach walk participants. Call 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon for half-off shell museum admission.Join a marine naturalist from the shell museum for a day with a small group aboard the 40-foot sailing catamaran Adventure. The trips set sail Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at South Seas Resort on Captiva. The four-hour cruise costs $100 for adults and $75 for children and includes the boat trip, lunch, and admission to the shell museum. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Phone 239-395-2233 or visit From page 22Secret Lives Of Snowy Ploverspresentation, which will feature numerous photos along with insights into snowy plover behavior, which is usually completely different than that of birds who nest in trees. Caouette will also unveil a diorama he created to show typical snowy plover habitat and behavior. This is a rare opportunity to learn about a threatened species that depends on Sanibels beach for its continued survival. Its also a chance to explore CROWs Visitor Education Center and learn more about the efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. CROW is located 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. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228. The red-brown ark found by Karla Mason at Blind Pass Reagan Sprinkle, 4, found a junonia on the beach in front of The Castaways. Reagan thought it was pretty and brought it back to the cottage, dropped it on the table and said, Heres another pretty shell. Shell Found Reagan Sprinkle with her junonia Our email address is


27 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Celebrate Easter Sunday Phone 239-395-6030 for Brunch reservations Elegant Easter Brunch MenuServed in Waterview from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a partial listing of items to be featured. Champagne and MimosasTropical fruits & berries in cracked coconuts, Spiced smoked pastrami salmon, capers, cream cheeses, mini-bagels Iced ShellshOysters, clams, mussels, snow crab clusters Chefs Stations10 am-1 pm Omelets made to order with every imaginable topping, Ricotta cheese lled crepes, marinated berries 1-4 pm Made-to-Order Pasta: Cheese tortellini, penne with favorite sauces The CarveryGarlic studded Steamship of Beef with wild mushroom fondue, Slow roasted Leg of Lamb with candied walnuts and minted jelly, Bone-in Virginia Ham with mai-tai relish Hot Item sPan ashed Mahi-mahi with tropical relish and sweet plantains, Blackened Salmon with pineapple soy reduction Assortment of fresh pies and desserts Forty nine dollars for adults Nineteen dollars for children ages four through twelve Children under three dine complimentaryPlus tax and gratuity City Of Sanibel Vegetation CommitteeWhy To Protect The Cabbage PalmThe cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto) is a stalwart native and has been described as a small ecosystem in itself. If you respect Sanibels environmental sensibility to live in harmony with our natural surroundings, that seems reason enough to protect this important palm. It is also the Florida State tree, rugged and perfectly adapted to our, sometimes harsh, barrier island environment. Why does this palm deserve our knowledgable care? Lets explore this small ecosystem to better understand how it supports plant, bird, insect and critter life. Brown fronds provide a unique habitat for tree frogs and bats, which are a natural mosquito control. Frizz from the fronds makes great nesting material. Flowering branches (inflorescences) provide nectar for bees and butterflies. Palm berries are highly nutritious food for local birds, migratory birds, and small mammals. The palm boots (leaf bases) are important habitat for other plants, including the beautiful golden polypody fern. Harsh pruning of these palms jeopardizes all these habitat benefits and can endanger the health, and even the life of the palm. Its green fronds are the cabbage palms source of nutrients. Cutting healthy green fronds stunts growth, invites disease and reduces the palms natural resilience to high winds. Pruning of protective green fronds makes the palms cold-sensitive heart susceptible to frosts. An over-pruned palm (hurricane cut) leaves the heart of the palm totally unprotected in strong winds. Damage to the heart can result in the death of the palm. An over-pruned palm can develop a bottleneck trunk, sometimes referred to as penciling. In high winds and hurricanes, this stressed and weakened point can cause the palm to break off and die. Work boots with climbing spikes cause wounds in the trunk, leaving the palm prone to disease. You can make a difference. Heres how: continued on page 35 Harsh pruning photo City of Sanibel Unpruned cabbage palm photo City of Sanibel Sabal Palm Pruning Acceptable Harsh Long Term Pruning Pruning Effects illustration by Amy Mosher


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201428 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 admitted to 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 28 at 11 a.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. The entry fee also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit Baby blue jay with worm in its beak photos courtesy of CROW Baby mocking birds gaping Baby wren being fed Baby screech owls Lecture Explores Amphibians Island, ReptilesTwo local biologists whose recently published book, Amphibians and Reptiles of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Florida: A Natural History, will present a slide program beginning at 10 a.m. (one lecture only) on Friday, April 4, in the free Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel Island. Charles LeBuff, a r etired Sanibel sea turtle biologist and a J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge biologist for 32 years starting back in the 1959, and Chris Lechowicz, a herpetologist with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, collaborated on the book, which represents more than 55 years studying regional herpetofauna. They have documented all amphibians and reptiles on Sanibel and Captiva islands and appended a four-species supplemental list for historical purposes. Unlike contemporary field guides, this is a readable reference book that brings history and biology into perspective. This is unlike any book I have in my library, said LeBuff. Chris and I worked hard to make it that way and put it on the leading edge of amphibian and reptile books. It contains much information on the islands sea turtles, crocodilians and venomous snakes and the impact of many environmental changes that have occurred on Sanibel and Captiva. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, as part of their 12-week Friday Afternoon Lecture Series. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Following the lecture the authors will be available to sign copies of the book, which is available for purchase in the Refuge Nature Store, proceeds from which benefit the refuge. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Fridays, but visitors are welcome at the free Visitor & Education Center and the recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit On April 11, Clyde Butcher, Florida nature photographer, will give a talk entitled Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 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... To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


29 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Molly Devocelle of Olathe, Kansas (pictured with her grandchildren) found a junonia at Gulfside City Park while staying at Oceans Reach, their family destination each year since 1980. All grandkids live in the same town (Olathe, Kansas), said Molly, aka Nano. They are all regulars at the Lighthouse Cafe. Shell Found Front from left, Andrew Schoonover (14), Will Hanson (12), Molly Devocelle (Nano), Oliver Ramus (4) and Henry Wiley (8). Back from left, Molly Schoonover (18), Tom Wiley (11) Bobby Schoonover (16), Bryce Hanson (10) and Callie Wiley (12). Shell Found Christopher Rinker, 11, from Tampa, Florida found a junonia at the north end of South Seas Island Resort on March 19. Christoper said, The early bird gets the junonia! Christopher Rinker To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Jack and Davis Gillenwater from Richmond, Virginia, caught this 32-inch snook while fishing from their canoe just off the Venus Drive canal on March 14, around 7 p.m. They said they LOVE Sanibel! Fish Caught Jack and Davis Gillenwater holding up the snook they caught To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201430 Film Pays Homage To Extinct BirdsThe Lost Bird Project comes to the screen at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, April 2, at 2:30 p.m. The free showing is part of the refuges second annual bi-weekly film series in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center. Gone and nearly forgotten in extinction, the Labrador duck, the great auk, the heath hen, the Carolina parakeet and the passenger pigeon leave holes not just in the North American landscape but in our collective memories. Moved by their stories, sculptor Todd McGrain set out to create memorials to the lost birds to bring their vanished forms back into the world. The Lost Bird Project follows the road-trip that McGrain and his brother-in-law Andy Stern take as they search for the locations where the birds were last seen in the wild and negotiate for permission to install McGrains large bronze sculptures there. Traveling from the wetlands of Florida (the Carolina parakeet sculpture resides at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee) to Marthas Vineyard to the rocky coasts of Newfoundland over a period of two years, McGrain and Stern scout locations, talk to park rangers, speak at town meetings and battle bureaucracy to gather support for the project. McGrains aim in placing the sculptures was to give presence to the birds where they are now so starkly absent. These birds are not commonly known, he says, and they ought to be, because forgetting is another kind of extinction. Its such a thorough erasing. The Lost Bird Project is a film about public art, extinction and memory. An elegy to five extinct North American birds, it takes a thoughtful, moving, sometimes humorous look at the artist and his mission. 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 first-come basis. The April 9 film is A Life Among Whales at 2:30 p.m. For full descriptions of the films, please visit We serve it fresh.... ....or we dont serve it at all!Raw Bar Open 7 DAYS!! Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9:30pm Owner Matt Asen with an Amberjack he picked up at the docks in Ft. Myers Beach472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.com35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!*Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013 13 Dinners for $15, before 5:30pm 7 days Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight 4/4/14 Read us online at


31 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Plant SmartCrown-Of-Thornsby Gerri ReavesCrown-of-thorns ( Euphorbia milii ) is a member of the spurge family and native to Madagascar. This slow-growing succulent is commonly used as a border, in mass plantings, and as a pot plant. Its particularly suited for rock and cactus gardens because it thrives in dry sunny conditions. The fiveor seven-sided stems sport one-inch thorns, making it a good security plant. It can grow as high as three feet, but dwarf hybrids are available, including ones with soft spines. It is also called the Christ plant or Christ thorn because it reputedly crowned Christs head during the crucifixion. The leathery leaves capable of storing water make it drought-tolerant. Foliage is sparse because only the newer leaves tend to remain on the plant, arranged spirally near the branch ends. This low-maintenance year-round bloomer is popular in South Florida. Pairs of bright red rounded bracts cup inconspicuous yellow flowers. Pink, yellow, white, salmon, and orange cultivars have also been developed. Crown-of-thorns tolerates salt spray and salty soil in moderation. It prefers full sun and well-drained sandy soil but will grow in partial shade too. It will suffer from being over-fertilized or over-watered, so avoid planting it near sprinklers. Broken stems and leaves exude a milky sap that can be irritating to the skin if contacted or poisonous if ingested. The fruit, which rarely forms in Florida, splits open when ripe. Sources: Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan,,, and Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Crown-of-thorns thrives in dry sunny conditions photos by Gerri Reaves Bright red bracts and tiny flowers top the succulents thorny stems NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MON-SAT 11:30AM 2:30PM 1223 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239.472.1771 Sanibels Best Sanibels Best HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 1/2 Price Drinks 1/2 Price Drinks Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Select House WineHappy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken Wings


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201432 Shell Found Beth and Erin McCoy Erin McCoy, 14, visiting from West Des Moines, Iowa, found a junonia on Blind Pass Beach while staying at Song of the Sea on March 18. We always wanted to come on a shelling vacation, and we ended up finding the junonia, she said. Kathy and Doug McCoy, visiting from Bloomington, Indiana found an alphabet cone near the Sanibel fishing pier while staying at Song of the Sea on March 20. They said, Weve been coming down for 22 years. Shell Found Kathy and Doug McCoy ESC Conference Focus Is A Natural EcosystemEdison State College and its partners are hosting Designing to Thrive, a conference that is part of the Biennial Colloquium Education for a New Humanity. This annual conference focuses on urban development coexisting in a natural ecosystem. It is free and open to the public. There are two informative and educational sessions: Sustainable Design & Construction and Sustainable Urban Agriculture. Panelists will share how balancing the needs of interested groups allows for prosperity and growth that can be a positive part of all aspects in our area: Planet, People, Profit. The public can join the discussion on innovative design solutions that address environmental challenges and can help us build sustainable and healthy communities. The event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, on the Fort Myers Campus of Edison State College in building AA, room 177. Schedule: 1-1:20 p.m. Welcome Remarks 1:20-3:15 p.m. Panel on Sustainable Urban Agriculture, facilitated by Sean Posey, Eastern Gateway Community College, Ohio. Solutions to Food Deserts; Edible continued on page 33Email editorial copy to: 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


33 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 CROWs April 12 Auction Features Local ArtistsThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.s Antique, Fine Art and Estate Jewelry Auction, to be held at The Community House on Saturday, April 12, will feature more than 70 pieces of fine art in addition to estate jewelry and antiques. More than 20 pieces of art will be auctioned live at 5:30 p.m. The remainder of the artwork will be sold at the events Buy It Now! sale that will be open from 1 to 7:30 p.m. CROWs live auction will feature works by local artists Darryl Pottorf, Myra Roberts, Ikki Matsumoto and Charlie McCullough in addition to works by more than dozen other artists. One piece to be featured is a vintage Audubon print. The Buy It Now! sale will feature all types of work by more than 25 artists. 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 of CROW at 472-3644 or From page 32ESC ConferenceLandscapes; Permaculture; Community Gardens; Aquaponics. 3:30-6 p.m. Panel on Sustainable Design & Construction, facilitated by Paul Shahriari, Green Mind, Inc. Integrated Design for Mixed Use; Incorporating Green Practices in Building Codes; Sustainable Goals Become Reality; Sustainable Storm Water Design; Transportation Design. RSVP via email to Charlene.Wolfe@ The event flyer with the detailed agenda is available at http://www.edison. edu/newhumanity/designing. *AICP/CM credits pending approval. Atttendees are asked to use the Open Parking lots indicated on the campus map, which can be found at http://www. Looking To You by Darryl Pottorf Blue Heron by Myra Roberts Flamingo by Ikki Matsumoto Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or 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 28, 201434 Featuring Original Paintings by David Ruhe630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Hours : Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 239-395-1350 Birds Eye ViewHuman Vs. Animal Thoughtsby Mark Bird WestallWhen I am out on my canoe trips, you can just about guarantee that well come across some white ibises. In explaining my rationale as to why the ibises are brown when they are young, I often say that they are either the most brave, or the most stupid, birds of the mudflat. Raising their heads up to watch us as we pass by; they will look at us with one eye and then turn their heads and look at us with the other eye. You can almost see the little gears working in their heads trying to determine if the threat of our presence is real or only perceived. Imitating the voice of a stupid human being, I try to express what, to me; the birds are thinking when I say, Well, I dont know, do you think they are dangerous? I have always said that experience is a wonderful thing, if it doesnt kill you. And if, as a species, the white ibises are not the sharpest tool in the shed, doesnt it make sense that their young are camouflaged? Now, when I am trying to help my customers gain a better understanding of how the natural world functions, I will quite often put what is going through the animals minds into human terms; in other words, I anthropomorphize. Anthropomorphizing has, historically, been considered a bad thing for science-oriented people to do. Giving the animals human-like capacity to think is generally considered by most humans (even scientists) as uneducated fantasy; everyone knows that animals cant think like we do. But when I look closely at the ability of the animals in using their senses to gather information about the world around them and then taking that data and making logical decisions about how to expend energy in reacting to that information; I have a very difficult time seeing much of a difference between humans and all other forms of complex life on this planet. Of course, we are not going to see chimpanzees sending anyone to the moon! Animals do not have that much control over their environment. but I would argue that many, perhaps most, of the thoughts that occur to our consciousness, materialize not because of our unique human capacity for free will and intellectual, logical thought, but rather by listening to the same evolutionary instincts for survival that all life on this planet adheres to. They say that we humans share 98 to 99 percent of genes with the Bonobo chimps. That one to two percent of our genetic makeup is why we can send someone to the moon and nobody else can; that is what makes us different and special. But when I see someone being afraid of a snake or an alligator and then get into a car after drinking alcohol, or texting while driving, I dont see an intelligent human being; I see a smart animal merely listening to its instincts. To me, the big difference between us and the rest of the complex organisms on this planet is that an animal would find it very difficult to ignore what its instinct is telling it about how it should react to the world around it; a human has the capacity to listen to his instinct and then choose a different course of action in dealing with that environment. The problem is, most humans take the easy way out and just listen to what their instinct is telling them is the proper course of action. I think if we humans can eventually let go of our egocentricity and come to realize were just merely the smartest student in the class, maybe we will be able to see just how much we share with the rest of the complex organisms on this planet. There are numerous stories out there about non-human species on this planet exhibiting human-like behavior, but are those examples just another simple case of complex, social species following some sort of blind, instinctive behavior with little or no thought (like our fear of snakes, but lack of fear of automobiles)? Well, I have one story that gives me goose bumps every time I read it. In Roger Fouts book, Next of Kin, that he wrote with the help of Stephen Tukel Mills, Fouts tells the story of his work with chimpanzees and teaching them to communicate with humans through the use of sign language. He explains how difficult it was to get even those that worked with chimps to believe that the chimps were capable of learning how to sign and then communicate their thoughts and feeling to their human caretakers. Another curious, but important to my storyline, display of human-like behavior was the chimps fondness for trying on piles and piles of clothes brought in by the caretakers for the chimps enjoyment and standing in front of a mirror for hours trying on different sets of clothes. Well, after many years of having to keep his chimpanzees in an enclosed, crowded psychology facility that allowed no sunlight in, everyone was able to move into a new, 5,000-square-foot enclosure that also allowed the caretakers to let the chimps play outside in the sun. Two chimps, named Tatu and Mara, had become so ill from a vitamin D deficiency due to never being exposed to direct sunlight that they could hardly walk and it was believed they might soon die. In the new outdoor enclose, however, they quickly regained their health and almost never wanted to come back inside. During one cold, winters morning, Tatu was waiting anxiously at the entrance to the outdoor part of the enclosure and quickly signed GO OUT to the caretaker when she arrived at work. The caretaker, thinking that the weather was too extreme to let Tatu venture into the outdoor part of the enclosure, responded by signing, SORRY VERY COLD. YOU MUST WAIT. Tatu quickly signed back and demanded, GIMME CLOTHES! So the caretaker gave Tatu some sweaters and she went outside to play. Now, dont tell me that chimpanzee did not have the capacity to look at the world around here, think about the situation, and come to a logical solution that most would only believe humans were capable of. 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. Hortoons Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


35 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Sea Breeze Caf Pool & Beach Bar 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel IslandSundial Beach Resort & Spa Has Many Reasons To Celebrate Best Full Service Resort Open to the Public Visit for complete entertainment schedule. Audubon Ding Darling Bird Walk The next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be Saturday, March 29 at the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Meet at 8 a.m. in the overflow parking lot to the left as you drive in. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. Refuge fees will apply. The Duck Stamp and Federal Senior Pass are accepted. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for more information. Roseate spoonbills photo by Sam Ayres Cruises To Calusa Indian MoundsCaptiva Cruises Discover Southwest Florida History tours include one that focuses on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound This cruise departs from McCarthys Marina on Captiva on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. to travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way passengers will get an up close look at historic fish houses andc hear about the areas diverse fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular tarpon and sport fishing of today. Lunch is at the 1926 Tarpon Lodge, after which passengers will walk across the street to The Randell Research Center, an internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site for a guided tour of the Calusa Heritage Trail. The site includes pre-Columbian mounds of the ancient Calusa. Captiva Cruises also offers cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande, beach and shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park, sailing adventures, sunset cruises, and Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventures with The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Additional information may be obtained by calling 472-5300. From page 27Protect The Cabbage Palm Do not remove green fronds. Save money. Say no to landscapers who want to over-prune, especially green fronds. Exclude annual harsh-pruning from your landscape contract. Though not necessary, it is acceptable to prune brown and yellow fronds hanging below an imaginary horizon line (think like a clock, 9 to 3). Say no to hurricane cuts. The cabbage palm is naturally wind-resistant. If you are hoping to protect your palms during hurricane season, this drastic pruning, which leaves them vulnerable, is the worst thing you could do. Help spread the facts. Having a better understanding of the cabbage palms use by our plants and wildlife enables us to see its natural assets as things of great value, and to many, beauty. Enjoy it. You can learn more about protecting native vegetation on Sanibel by visiting the Natural Resources Department page at or calling 4723700. The Natural Resources Department section of the citys website, www., offers information and photos of native plants, a listing of licensed contractors, Sanibels vegetation standards and codes, and the Environmental Reference Handbook prepared by the citys vegetation committee. The vegetation committee also offers free native plant tours of the grounds of city hall at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of the month from November to April.


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201436 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. FAMILY COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS Island Jazz | Every Sunday, 3 pm Now through April 27 FILMMonday Night Film SeriesMarch 31 Museum HoursFilm Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: Adult: $42 Student/Child: $5All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise notedSeason Sponsor Show Sponsor:Sponsor: Sponsor: Photo by Nick Adams PhotographyFriday, March 28, 7 pm VISUAL ARTSExhibits: Exhibits: Founders Gallery: Trick of the Light: Founders Gallery Season SponsorFounders Gallery: Quilts and PrintsFounders Gallery Season Sponsor: Latin BeatPhillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor: It's IlluminatingPhillips Gallery Patron Season SponsorTuesday, April 8, Begins at 3 pmSponsor March 7 April 5Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith Hermann4 pm, Sunday Twilight Show:BIG ARTS Community Chorus ConcertThursday, March 27, 7 pmFilm Documentary SeriesWed., April 2 20 Feet From StardomAn audience discussion will City Of Sanibel Vegetation CommitteeReduce Fertilizer On Your PropertyThe City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee is offering a guided tour of the native vegetation and landscaping on city hall grounds on Saturday, March 22, at 10 a.m. The grounds have been planted solely with native plants, which reduce the need for fertilizer and reduce maintenance. Participants will see how to plant a garden that reseeds itself with very little maintenance, is good for the environment and will attract birds and butterflies. Vegetation committee members will provide valuable information on proper planting and care of native vegetation. The city encourages planting vegetation that is indigenous to the area as it requires very little maintenance, no fertilizer and no supplemental irrigation. Registration is not required. Attendees meet at the main entrance to city hall, 800 Dunlop Road, in front of the main staircase. For additional information, contact the Citys Natural Resources Department at 472-3700. The Natural Resources Department section of the citys website, www., offers information and photos of native plants, a listing of licensed contractors, Sanibels vegetation standards and codes, and the Environmental Reference Handbook prepared by the vegetation committee. Lee County Boaters GuideLee County is distributing the latest print edition of the Lee County Boaters Guide to area libraries, boat dealers, tackle shops and other marine-related businesses. The guide available now is the most comprehensive navigational and resource guide for local boaters and visitors. It is free and includes resource information, boating tips and regulations as well as contact information for local, state and federal agencies. In addition to the print version, the Lee County Boaters Guide is available on the web and as a mobile phone application. The application is available free on Google Play and the iTunes store. The boating app is free and will be updated to reflect the changes to the print version. The Boaters Guide and the mobile applications were designed by Pearl, a Lee County-based creative advertisingcontinued on page 46 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 Tanqueray Gin 1.75 ltr. Reg. $39.99 SALE $34.99 Gordons Gin or Vodka 1.75 ltr. $17.99 Dewars Scotch 1.75 ltr. Reg. $42.99 SALE $36.99 Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. Reg. $25.99 SALE $22.99 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750 ml. Reg. $26.99 SALE $22.99 Meiomi Pinot Noir 750 ml. $23.99 Leese Fitch Red Wine 750 ml. $9.99 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 750 ml. $13.99 Clos du Bois Chardonnay 750 ml. $10.49 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 On e of t he B es t Check out our New Vaping Supplies. Starter kits and re lls.


Tahitian Gardens 1979 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 239-395-0385 Hundreds of Dresses on SALE! 1975 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 clothes for menContemporary Casual Cool Clothes for Men239.472.1171 Making Memories Since 1986 Family Owned and OperatedOpen 7 DaysBreakfast & Lunch 7 Days 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Dinner Mon.-Sat. 4:30 8 p.m.472-5323 OPEN FOR DINNER OPEN FOR DINNERHomestyle Cookin Beer & WineDINNER RESERVATIONS ACCEPTEDEARLY BIRD SPECIALS4:30-6:30 p.m.Fried Chicken or Pot Roast $10.99 ALL THE LATEST TRENDS!Tahitian Gardens 1985 Periwinkle Way472-1115Sanibels Hippest BoutiqueYoung, Fabulous & Broke Vince Tolani HudsonA.G. Jeans ParkerNow Exclusively Featuring WILDFOX37 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201438 Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000 We have the BIG TEN Network We have the BIG TEN Network HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations! by Ron and Fran Dioguardi A dedication to offering quality jewelry and outstanding customer service A dedication to offering quality jewelry and outstanding customer service with every experience hasnt changed for Ron and Fran Dioguardi with every experience hasnt changed for Ron and Fran Dioguardi (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry). Their latest creation is, (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry). Their latest creation is, a full service jewelry website. a full service jewelry website. 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. For more information, visit, For more information, visit, email or call 239-671-6112 email or call 239-671-6112 From our Sealife Collection From our Sealife Collection Your Shell Pendant Your Shell Pendant 18kt gold, weighing 18.1 grams. 18kt gold, weighing 18.1 grams. The shell that you always nd at The shell that you always nd at the beach! $2,184. the beach! $2,184. M e Me by by Thanks to all of our friends and customers who stopped by to see us at the Lions Arts & Crafts Fair! Pastor Donovan To Sign New BookDr. Daryl Donovan, senior pastor of Sanibel Community Church, will be available for a signing of his new book, Men Mentoring Men, (revised) on Thursday, April 3 at 6 p.m. at the Carpenters Caf and Bookstore on the campus of Sanibel Community Church. Dr. Donovan first wrote Men Mentoring Men, a Christian discipleship course for men, in the late 1990s, published by CSS Publishing. This new edition reflects dramatic changes that have taken place in our culture, but the stability of the eternal Word of God. In a brand new format, Men Mentoring Men is a tool for a man to grow in Christ, or to help another man grow in his faith. Dr. Donovan has served at Sanibel Community Church for more than 12 years. His other books include Able to Stand, Mentoring For Marriage, Maximizing Your Marriage, Men Mentoring Men, Again The Inheritance, a discipleship resource for children andcontinued on page 44 Pastor Daryl Donovan ABWA Little Black Dress FundraiserThe Sanibel-Captiva Charter Chapter of the American Businesswomans Association is hosting its first brunch/fashion show with a live auction in Fort Myers on Sunday, April 6. The event will raise funds for professional development, scholarships and annual grants. The registration deadline is March 28. The Little Black Dress fundraiser will be held at the Crown Colony Golf and Country Club, located at 8851 Crown Colony Boulevard in Fort Myers from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per person. It will include a brunch buffet with a fashion show (accessories furnished by BUnique Boutique of Sanibel) as well as a live auction of 17 fashion boxes that will include such themes as fine jewelry, health/beauty, theatre/restaurants, fashion accessories and catered dinner party as well as specialty trips like the Schroon Lake vacation in the Adirondacks, and a special premier excursion that includes a seven-day Mediterranean Sea Dream Yacht Club Cruise. In its 35-year existence, the SanibelCaptiva chapter has given more than $100,000 in scholarship funds. This organization is about women helping others to make a difference. ABWAs mission is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to providecontinued on page 40 One of the featured fashions at ABWAs Little Black Dress fundraiser will be this dress, created by WrapItByTish, available at BUnique Boutique on Sanibel photo by Jeff Lysiak


39 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildThe Danceby Martha K. GrahamA lady spider dressed up for a ball. Garbed in a web, She removed from the wall. She did not wear shoes, Nor did she wear gloves, She thought it unnecessary For dancing with bugs. But none of the guests, Dared take a chance, To ask this fine lady For a waltz or a dance. Each of them feared Theyd be rude when theyd greet, As no gentleman bug knew Her hands from her feet! Martha K. Graham made a book of block prints and poems in which this poem found a home. Her book Giggles and Quirks is a collection of her illustrated poems that began as a series for her gallery shows entitled OnePageBooks. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, March 18, there were 11 tables in play of The Community House. The winners were: Tuesday, March 18 North/South 1. Alaine Jass and Will Smith 2. Joan and Bob Kent 3. Rick Smart and Ted Smith 4. Clara and Terry Terrana East/West 1. Marlyn and James Stewart A tie for second and third: Caroll Curcuru and June Muench Lois and Doug Townsend 4. Mary and Dick Butler Thursday, March 20 On Thursday, March 20, there were six tables in play. The winners were: 1. Sue Danford and Dick Turney There was a tie for second and third between the teams of Cathy Suthard and Nancy Traylor and Shirley Levine and Cynthia Reuling There was also a tie for 4th and 5th places between the teams of Carolyn Combi and Katie Rust and Carolyn Karch and Elizabeth Tone There are two ACBL-sanctioned games at The Community House, located at 2773 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Island. The games are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. from the beginning of January through the end of April. Far further information, contact Susan Willoughby at 287-3259. Catch The Literacy Lunch At Gulf HarbourOn Friday, March 28, a lot of little bugs and butterflies will be flying around Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club in Fort Myers. The Gladiolus Learning and Development Center is having a luncheon around the theme, Catch the Literacy Bug. It is a fun-raiser to support the low-income children and families that it serves. Students from the voluntary pre-Kindergarten program will be performing for those who attend. Mirage Boutique will present a trunk show beginning at 11:30 a.m., which will be followed by lunch at noon and the childrens songs and poems. Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company is sponsoring the event and will be offering a free glass of wine to each participant along with a wine charm. Admission is $50 per person. There will be door prizes and a silent auction that will include a weeks stay for six to eight people in a home located in the center of Captiva on Andy Rosse Lane, just a step or two from the beach. To view this offering, visit www.royalshell. com/vacation/capi/detailpage/447/atthe-beach. The vacation was donated by Royal Shell Realty and may be used from May 1 until November 14. To bid on this item, call the school and leave your name and your bid amount or you may email your bid to You do not need to be present to win. The winner will be contacted on April 12. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. Our email address is


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201440 We serve it fresh.... ....or we dont serve it at all!Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9pm472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.com35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! 13 Dinners for $15, before 5:30pm 7 days Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight OYSTER DYNASTY!OYSTER BAR NOW OPEN 7 DAYSServing the largest selection of oysters in SW Florida(And Sushi too!) Sushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays! great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining Photography Scavenger Hunt At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS invites all aspiring photography buffs to embark on a conceptual scavenger hunt on Tuesday, April 8. The day will be filled with fun and camaraderie as you explore the islands photographing your interpretations of the given clues. At the end of the scavenger hunt, each team will be able to relax over a gourmet boxed dinner as the collected images are gathered together for judging and display. Steve Greenstein will serve as the emcee. During the wine and dessert reception, the images will be showcased on a big screen at BIG ARTS and prizes will awarded for the best images of the day. Proceeds will benefit BIG ARTS scholarship programs. Limited tickets are available and are $45 per team member, which includes the days activities, dinner and reception. For those who just want to come out to for the reception and support their friends and family during the video showcase, tickets are $8. The adventure begins at 3 p.m. when the teams pick up their clues at BIG ARTS. Each team will use only one digital camera to capture images inspired by the given clues. Make sure the camera has a clean memory card before you begin and the card is clearly labeled with your name. SD, CF or XD memory cards will be accepted. Each team will photograph their interpretations of the given clues. Thinking outside the box is encouraged. Whether you walk, drive or bike during the course of your hunt, each team must return to BIG ARTS by 5 p.m. to hand in their memory card. The photography scavenger hunt sponsor is Sanibel Susan Realty Associates; supporters are Floral Artistry, Bennetts Fresh Roast, Clyde Butcher and Zebra Frozen Yogurt. For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, go online at www. or call 395-0900. Davidson Sings Song About Sanibel For Upcoming DocumentaryIn 1974, the City of Sanibel was incorporated, and a local woman named Marian Chapman wrote a song for the new city, titled Sanibel. Back then, Connie Davidson had recently moved to Sanibel and said, I was involved in a dance studio when we were in Ohio. When we moved here, my grandfather encouraged me to perform in events on the island. Davidson sang the song Sanibel on stage at The Community House as part of the newly-formed citys celebration. Davidson recently returned for an encore in the familiar building which she said was really a youth center for us kids back then. As the video camera rolled, Davidson once again sang Sanibel as part of her interview for the documentary Growing Up on Sanibel, which will premiere at BIG ARTS on April 10. Connies story and the Sanibel song from 1974 is another great example of the unique experiences so many have had growing up on Sanibel Island, said film sponsor Eric Pfeifer, broker of Pfeifer Realty Group. The documentary is produced by seven-time Emmy Award winner David E. Carter, a Sanibel resident. Connie Davidson To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 From page 38Little Black Dressopportunities for them to help themselves and others to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, support and national recognition Register by calling Gloria at 395-2661 or email abwasanibelcaptiva@gmail. com.


41 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201442 Trick Of The Light: Black And White Photography Show Award WinnersBIG ARTS honored an array of artists on March 15 during the artists reception and award ceremony for the Trick of the Light: Black and White Photography Show as well as the Latin Beat exhibit in Phillips and Founders Galleries. During the reception, awards were given for the juried exhibit The Trick of the Light, which was judged by the BIG ARTS Visual Arts Committee. The winners of the Trick of the Light: Black and White Photography Show are: First place: Michael Derechin, Cotton Wood Second place: Mike Fortier, Back Door Third place: William Rosenberg, Reflections Merit Award: Steve Conley, Adobe Skies Merit Award: Phillip Olssen, Lake Como Merit Award: Hannah Johnson, Fall In Sedona The Latin Beat exhibit in Phillips Gallery features four artists who all hail from a Latin background. Guest curated by David Acevedo, the show is named Latin Beat because of the connection often seen between the visual images and the rhythmic music of Latin culture. Just as Latin music has many variants from salsa to tango, so there are many variants in Latin art including content, media, and techniques. The four artists featured in this exhibit are David Acevedo (Puerto Rico) guest curator for the exhibit, Willow (Cuba), Quintin Perez (Mexico) and Xavier Brignoni (Puerto Rico). Both the Latin Beat and the Trick of the Light: Black and White Photography exhibits are free and open to the public through March 31. All of the artwork for both exhibits is available for purchase. A non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, programming at BIG ARTS is made possible through the generous support of more than 300 dedicated volunteers and donors as well as our corporate sponsors, including Phillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor June Rosner & Russ Bilgore as well as Founders Gallery Season Sponsor Deborah and John LaGorce. Discover more by visiting BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, online at, by phone at 395-0900 or via e-mail at Latin Beat artists, from left, Xavier Brignoni, David Acevedo, Willow and Quentin Perez First place winner Michael Derechin with his entry, Cotton Wood Documentary Series At BIG ARTSby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS critically acclaimed Documentary Series starts off on Wednesday, April 2 with 20 Feet From Stardom. This is the recent Oscarwinning 2013 American film that shows us more about the lives of background singers. The film follows the behind-the-scenes of backup singers and stars Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Tata Vega and Jo Lawry, among many others. Its 90 minutes of pure satisfaction, even including the frustrations of not making it into the best part of the spotlight. The documentary will be shown in Schein Hall at BIG ARTS starting at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $5. There will be a brief introduction to the movie and a lively discussion with audience members will follow. For more information, call 395-0900. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


43 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 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 5The 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 PhotographyAll Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted Show Sponsor:4 pm, Sunday Twilight Show: March 30 King Book SigningJim King delivered a winning performance at his From Brooklyn To The World book presentation at the Sundial Resort on March 14. But the real winners were those in a crowd of 75 when former Brooklyn Dodger pitching great Carl Erskine called in and spoke about his days with his beloved Bums. Especially touching were his comments about the courage of Jackie Robinson, which Carl witnessed firsthand as his teammate in 1947 when Jackie broke the Major League Baseball color barrier. Proceeds from Kings book sales were donated to Erskines charity, the Madison County Indiana Special Olympics. For those interested in making a donation, the address is 4031 Fallbrook Lane, Anderson, IN 46011. Limited copies of Kings book are available by calling the author at 472-8096. Mary Ellen Walker has her book signed by Jim King Jim King signs his book for Bill and Carol Rosenberg


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201444 Library Features Photography By Marie MoorePart-time island resident Marie Moore is exhibiting a collection of her photographs at the Sanibel Public Library through March. The collection includes Sanibel subjects including osprey, crocodiles, roseate spoonbills, great egrets and more. Additionally, she has included some of her personal favorites such as a lovely photo of her granddaughters and a dramatic Niagara Falls picture. I have had the love of photography since I was a young girl, said Moore. I think this came from my granddad who was a photographer in the s and s. Although, sadly, he passed away before I was born, I feel that I got the eye for photography from him, Moore was born in Cleethorpes, which is on the east coast of England. It is a seaside resort bringing visitors mostly from the Midlands of the United Kingdom. The photographer explained that she always likes to be by the seaside. We are privileged to have a home on Sanibel, which we had built 14 years ago. After visiting several times, we fell in love with the wildlife and the people and the island in general, she said. The photographs are on display in the audiovisual area of the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, through the end of March. Marie Moore Great White Egret photograph by Marie Moore Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour We have some spectacular bands scheduled this season on Friday & Saturday We have some spectacular bands scheduled this season on Friday & SaturdayVIEW OUR SCHEDULE ONLINE at NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 11:30am-4pm 11:30am-4pm Happy Hour at Lunch Happy Hour at Lunch BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Dinner Dinner Daily Daily 4pm 4pm Serving Serving Lunch Lunch Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 11:30am 11:30am Grilled Calamari Salad Chilean Sea Bass Seared Tuna Macadamia Nut Crusted Grouper Winner of Winner of Best Casual Fine Dining Best Casual Fine Dining 2012 & 2013 2012 & 2013 NEW GLUTEN FREE MENU NEW GLUTEN FREE MENU Li ve E nt er ta in me nt N ig htly On li ne D is co un ts Lo ya lt y Pr og ra m T he B es t Ha pp y Ho ur This weekends entertainment is This weekends entertainment is THE RENATA BAND THE RENATA BAND Friday, Mar 28 Friday, Mar 28 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm ISLANDE & CHARLES ISLANDE & CHARLES Saturday, Mar 29 Saturday, Mar 29 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm Stories For GrownupsThe Sanibel Public Library reports that Dr. Sidney B. Simon, the first storyteller in the 2014 Stories for Grownups series, wowed his audience on January 3. Many people have said that they regretted missing it, and wondered when Simon might do it again. The library has scheduled a command reappearance of Simon, to be held on Friday, April 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. It will include his collection of favorite stories, along with some brand new tales. A reporter from a local paper, in his review of an earlier Simon program, wrote, Each category delighted the audience equally. Whether the stories were long or short, each one elicited laughs and familiar feelings due to Simons magic as a storyteller. The effortless way in which he wove tales from his own life with stories that have endeared themselves to him along the way had the audience amused and awed. This will also be a story time for members of the audience. Simon tells his tales during the first half-hour, and then he draws out stories from those present. You dont have to tell a story; just come to listen if thats your preference. But, if one occurs to you, you might get the chance to tell it to the rest of the audience. Call the Sanibel Public Library at 4722483 if you have any questions. Come early, seats fill up quickly. Dr. Sid Simon, featured storyteller From page 38Men Mentoring Menone fiction book, Sanibel Under Siege. The Carpenters Caf and Bookstore is located at the back of the Sanibel Community Church Campus at 1740 Periwinkle Way. For more information, log onto or call 472-2684.


45 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Rotary Donates Books For Library Childrens RoomThe Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club continues its partnership with the Sanibel Public Library through its Books For Children program. Each week, at the Rotarys regular meetings, a guest speaker updates Rotarians on activities or speaks about a specific topic. The club then donates a book to the childrens room at the library in the name of the speaker, honoring that speaker with a longtime legacy and in a very useful way. Rotary starts with our youth, according to Scot Congress, club president. We have always supported reading, from our yearly dictionary donations to area third graders to our donations to the library its a natural fit for us. How does it work? Youth Librarian Barb Dunkle puts together a list and selection of best new childrens books, along with some classic favorites. Rotarians have this small library on hand and show the selection to each speaker, who in turn picks a book to be donated in his or her name. This is a terrific idea the speakers can select books they read as children and have happy memories of; or they can select books of local interest, on sea life or alligators, for example; or they can select something fun and interesting about a hobby or maps or history, said Margaret Mohundro, library director. Any topic is possible. Congress thinks encouraging reading, and ensuring children are good readers, is good for the future and gets them where they need to go in life. The project began in 2012 with the first donation, Listen To My Trumpet! by Mo Willems, a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator and winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal for excellence in childrens literature. It was donated by Rotary in honor of Scout Troop 140, whose members spoke to the club at a 2012 meeting. This is a wonderful service provided by the Rotary Club, said Sandy Zahorchak, library commissioner. We want to foster a love of books and reading among the children of Sanibel, and adding these new titles helps us do that. The children are always excited to see what book comes in next. We thank the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary for its generosity. Partnering with the library is not new for the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary. The club, working through the Joan Hunt Cory Fund of the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, donated early literacy computer stations, featuring software for preschoolers and early readers, working with their parents, to learn colors, shapes, art, maps, music and more. Additionally, Rotary has provided funding for a specialized business collection for the librarys eShelf service of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Scot Congress and Dave Drotleff look over some childrens book donations to the Sanibel Public Library from the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club. Youth Librarian Barb Dunkle and area children help with the selection.Email your editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201446 From page 10Resort Room Sizes And Roof Levels Under Reviewby Jeff LysiakOn Tuesday, the planning commissioners, sitting as the Land Development Code Review Subcommittee, considered a pair of proposed ordinance changes related to the size of short-term rental units in the Resort Housing District as well as allowing minor modifications to the rooflines of lawfully existing structures devoted to a nonconforming use. Planning Director Jimmy Jordan went over several details of the proposed ordinance amendment regarding room size. He told the subcommittee that under the current provisions of the Land Development Code, a short-term rental property in the Resort Housing District which exceeds the permitted residential density designated on the citys development intensity maps may rehabilitate or redevelop if the resort property: Retains its short-term rental and occupancy status; and Redevelops no more than the same number of units and habitable floor area than existed in the development being replaced. The limitation on floor area applies only to habitable space. The limitation does not apply to under building or other covered parking areas or exterior spaces such as stairs, storage, decks, balconies and lanais. To encourage the retention of resort developments, the city recognizes the incentive that is created by permitting redevelopment of existing resort uses at existing densities, the report reads, in part. These existing densities are within the levels of service standards provide for public facilities as established in the Sanibel Plan. Several resort property owners have expressed an interest in either redeveloping or rehabilitating their properties. However, an unintended consequence of the current habitable floor area limitations hampered those plans. After considering industry reports on room sizes which are currently considered standard, staff proposes amending Land Development Code Section 126636 to allow short-term occupancy units to maintain up to their existing density, provided that the redeveloped hotels, motels or resort condominiums shall: (1) Not exceed the number of units that existed in the prior development. (2) Continue the short-term occupancy use of the prior development. To maintain the stock of short-term occupancy units in the city without increasing the development intensity of the site, existing hotels, motels or resort condominiums that are rehabilitated or redeveloped shall: (1) Not increase the number of bedrooms from the number of existing bedrooms per unit. (2) One-bedroom units shall not exceed 600 square feet of habitable floor area. Jordan called the proposal a logical change. Subcommittee member Chris Heidrick said that the ordinance amendment is the best opportunity to bring these properties into conformity, or at least closer to conformity. Resident Larry Schopp questioned the visual impact that the proposal may bring, suggesting that the planning department develop some architectural standards. Jeremy Kane, representing the Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce, thanked the planning department staff for their hard work and research on the proposed amendment, adding that it may give some of the affected businesses as opportunity to offer a higher level of accommodation and eliminate a substantial number of nonconformities. Chuck Ketteman told his fellow subcommittee members that it would be in the affected owners best interest to create something thats enticing to shortterm unit renters. Chair Michael Valiquette made a motion to move the proposal along to the planning commission, which was seconded by Ketteman and eventually approved, 7-0. In other business, the subcommittee heard a report from city planner Ben Pople which would allow minor cosmetic improvements to nonconforming structures that are consistent with the Sanibel Plan and the ultimate intent that nonconforming uses be removed or redeveloped in a manner that conforms to tc code. Staff proposed changing several subsections of the citys Ordinance Section 126-153 (Nonconforming Uses) related to exceptions and prohibitions. These would include alterations within the existing perimeter not the three-dimensional outline of the structure, which, in conjunction with prior repairs, rehabilitations or alterations do not amount to a substantial improvement. In addition, a new subsection would allow features similar to those that are exempt from angle of light height limitations to be added to an existing roofline. The provided language specifies that the overall height of the roof cannot be exceeded and that no usable floor area can be added. Here, floor area can mean habitable floor area or commercial floor area and would serve to limit both. A third subsection was added that would allow an applicant to request approval to increase in the height of an existing principal structure. According to a conversation with the city building official, the Florida Building Code identifies progressively higher design wind loads for roofs with a pitch greater than 27 degrees, for roofs with a pitch greater than 7 to 27 degrees, and for roofs with a pitch from 0 to 7 degrees. Other factors, such as the mean roof height, also factor into design wind loads, the report reads, in part. A sizeable change would be required in some cases for an existing roof to be modified for higher wind resistance. Because of the high variability involved with this type of change, writing an exemption for a minimal increase in pitch or overall height into the land development code is not advisable at this time. Because an increase in height approved for an existing grade-level structure could also have an amplified effect on neighboring properties under buildback conditions, the approval process should take these potential effects into consideration and would at a minimum provide an opportunity for surrounding owners to voice their concerns. Ketteman made a motion to pass the ordinance amendments along to the planning commission, which was seconded by Dr. Phillip Marks and approved by the subcommittee, 7-0. From page 36Boaters Guideand digital agency, and were funded by a grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District. Lee County Natural Resources Marine Program staff members coordinate the information and produce the guide. To learn how you can obtain copies of the seventh edition, contact Natural Resources Justin McBride at 533-8109 or To access the Boaters Guide online, visit www. and click on departments and Natural Resources. For maps of the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, Lee Countys canoe and kayak trail, visit or download the mobile phone app. Sanibel Residents Images, Photo Book Sales Benefit Local Non-Profits Kim Patmore is a part-time Sanibel resident who shares her passion for wildlife and nature through her photography. Net proceeds from the sale of her photographs and photo books benefit local non-profit organizations such as the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Jan Berger, Kim Patmore, Deidra Ominski, Steve Hall, Kerry Edwards and Deb Minnick One of Kim Patmores dolphin photographs


47 ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Monday Night MovieMuseum Hoursby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday, March 31 is Museum Hours, an Austrian-American film set in and around Viennas Kunshistorisches Museum. Wintry Vienna provides the background for this fusion of drama and documentary. A museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor and the museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. Anne is the visitor who wanders the city in limbo, taking the museum as her refuge. Johann, the guard, offers help and they are drawn into each others worlds. Their meeting sparks a series of explorations of their lives, the life of the city, and of the way artworks can reflect and shape daily experience. The museum is seen in the film as an enigmatic crossroads in which, through the artworks, a discussion takes place across time with vital implications in the contemporary world. At the heart of the film is the argument that dusty old artworks have plenty to tell us about life, especially about money, politics, power, social class and sex. The film, directed by Jem Cohen, has intellectual and aesthetic impact delivered with warmth, wit and quiet confidence. It runs 107 minutes. Next up on April 7 is The Patience Stone, set in Afghanistan during a war in which a young woman tends to her badly wounded older husband. More on that next week. 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. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 2. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer 3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 4. Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin 5. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 6. Bone Deep by Randy Wayne White 7. Insurgent by Veronica Roth 8. Mahalas Lane by Marian Cushing 9. Two Sanibel Sunset Detectives by Ron Base 10. Missing You Harlan CobenCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. 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 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FROM 5-5:30PM FROM 5-5:30PM Send your editorial copy


Visit Us Online @ Live Music & Happy Hour Available Details online! 239-463-5505 | 1249 Estero Blvd. Live Music Every Night! Happy Hour Mon-Fri BOOK SIGNING EVENT! APRIL 5TH12-2PM & 4-6PMSanibel IslandFt. Myers BeachCaptiva Island CAPTIVA ISLAND: BOOK SIGNING EVENT!MEET THE AUTHOR!DETAILS ONLINE12-2PM & 4-6PMAPRIL 5TH ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201448


NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 40 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 28, 2014 B BSECTIONClub Members Celebrate Wildlife Drive Reopeningby Jeff LysiakLast Wednesday morning, 37 members of the Sanibel Bicycle Club which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year gathered at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to commemorate the official reopening of Wildlife Drive. Last fall, after being closed for more than four months, Wildlife Drive debuted with a smooth asphalt blacktop surface. However, due to the government shutdown, the October 1, 2013 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 4.23-mile roadway was cancelled. On March 19 at 11:30 a.m., refuge manager Paul Tritaik and Birgie Miller, executive director of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, welcomed the contingent from the Sanibel Bicycle Club to ride the newly-paved drive. Twenty years is an amazing accomplishment, Miller told the group gathered at the refuge flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center. Sanibel is a bicycle-friendly community, and we appreciate everything you all do to help promote the refuge and promote safe biking in this community. Bike club representative Patti Sousa thanked the refuge staff for inviting them to attend the re-opening ceremony, and asked her fellow riders to say what they enjoyed most about the paved Wildlife Drive. The ride is so much quieter now, one member said. The birds and other animals arent disturbed by the sounds of cars and bikes passing through any more. The surface is so much smoother than before, another added. Its a great ride. Tritaik noted that Wildlife Drives old pervious pavement, installed in 2002, had deteriorated to a point where it was continued on page 34B Members of the Sanibel Bicycle Club attended the official re-opening ceremony for Wildlife Drive, along with several members of the refuge staff, at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel photos by Jeff Lysiak Sanibel Bicycle Club members cheer during the re-opening ceremony for Wildlife Drive Refuge manager Paul Tritaik with mascot Blue Goose, wearing a bicycle helmet Following the ceremony, bike club members took a free ride through the refuge


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! Studio With Partial Gulf View Studio With Partial Gulf View Located on Middle Gulf Drive, this studio apartment is located on the second oor of the Sundial Resort with partial 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 throughout, this unit boasts a full kitchen, screen enclosed lanai and can views of the Gulf and Courtyards. Tiled throughout, this unit boasts a full kitchen, screen enclosed lanai and can accommodate up to four people. Sundial property amenities include beach access, a pool, BBQ grills and high-speed accommodate up to four people. Sundial property amenities include beach access, a pool, BBQ grills and high-speed wireless internet access. This is an excellent investment with great rental history! wireless internet access. This is an excellent investment with great rental history! Sundial I207 Sundial I207 O ered at $324,900 O ered at $324,900 Lovely Canal Home Lovely Canal Home Cathedral ceilings, an open oor plan and lots of natural light give this three bedroom, two bath home a bright and Cathedral ceilings, an open oor plan and lots of natural light give this three bedroom, two bath home a bright and cheery atmosphere. The spacious living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen boast new tiled oors. Sliding glass doors cheery atmosphere. The spacious living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen boast new tiled oors. Sliding glass doors from the living room and kitchen lead to a large screen enclosed pool and deck. Lounge by the pool, relax and enjoy the from the living room and kitchen lead to a large screen enclosed pool and deck. Lounge by the pool, relax and enjoy the tropical landscaping and a picture perfect view of the canal. This gem is a must see! tropical landscaping and a picture perfect view of the canal. This gem is a must see! 1063 S Yachtsman Dr. 1063 S Yachtsman Dr. O ered at $675,000 O ered at $675,000 NEW LISTING OPEN HOUSE MARCH 27 & 28, DAILY 11AM 4PM Adorable Island Home in the Dunes Community Adorable Island Home in the Dunes Community Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living area & decking beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living area & decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close to San o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close to San Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few homes away from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in this community! from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in this community! 970 Sand Castle Rd. 970 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $525,000 O ered at $525,000 Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this 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 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 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 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 golf course. location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the golf course. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $524,000 O ered at $524,000 Location is Everything Location is Everything Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes 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 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 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 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 also o ers 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 a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a must see! must see! 1182 Kittiwake Circle. 1182 Kittiwake Circle. O ered at $745,000 O ered at $745,000 REDUCED2B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


Knowledge, Knowledge, Connection, Connection, Service & Results Service & Results This is Our This is Our Commitment to You! Commitment to You! COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITYTree 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. SOLD A Tranquil Paradise A Tranquil Paradise Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of 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 Sea 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 three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! space. 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 Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis 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 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 enclosed 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 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. sunset skies! Just steps away 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 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 $449,999 O ered at $449,999 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 $310,000 O ered at $310,000 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 REDUCED REDUCED3B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


4B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 SanCap Cares Hosts Sponsor Party To Benefit Golisano Childrens HospitalThe sponsor party for SanCap Cares 14th Annual Island Celebration to benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida was held last Sunday night at the historic Kings Crown at South Seas Island Resort. SanCap Cares has more than 110 sponsors who have donated a record $300,000 for this years event. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is celebrating its 11th year as Master Sponsor. SanCap Cares has committed to raise $10 million on the islands over the next few years to help Lee Memorial Health System build a freestanding building for Golisano Childrens Hospital adjacent to HealthPark. The proceeds from this years event will go towards this capital campaign. With this $10 million commitment, Lee Memorial has agreed to name the new Childrens Hospital Emergency Department for the Sanibel and Captiva community. For more information about the capital campaign, contact Amanda Cross at 4722082 or email SanibelCaptivaCares@gmail. com. SanCap Cares Bidding Lesson 101 Louise Fletcher and Robert Stasey with event co chair Mike Mullins Mercedes Walter, Danny Morgan and Bob Walter, regional managing director, South Seas Island Resort and The Inns of Sanibel This magni cent bay-front home completed in 2008 offers: a state of the art cooks island kitchen with custom cabinetry, TurboChef dual ovens, U-Line refrigerators, Dacor six burner gas stove, pot ller, KitchenAid washers, Bosh built in coffee maker, Sharp microwave, custom marble sinks, cork ooring, carefully selected granite tops, four seat bar, walk in pantry; domed foyer with imported inlaid decorative oor medallion, laundry room with Bosch washer & dryer; four bedrooms en-suite; two half-baths; an of ce with custom cabinetry; theatre with 100 inch screen & motorized curtain, nine recliners, each with a subwoofer in stadium arrangement, wet bar, RF controlled theatre system with theatre opening to upper lanai and bay views; outdoor kitchen and living area with marble gas replace and Dacor grill; ten car garage with rear door to access 125 beach and a huge storage area on the ground level; automated switch-over back-up generator, elevator, heated pool with spillover spa and waterfall; separate H2X swim spa with LED lighting, audio component and resistance swim feature; whole house audio, intercom and IT networking; security system with cameras; dumb waiter; European styled faade wall; shutters for all glass openings; and enclosed lanais that offer a cool mist system & fans. This great home with breath-taking views of the bay, designed and constructed with meticulous attention to detail, is one of the nest homes on Sanibel.$5,990,000 The View... And This Great House Too 1077 Bird Lane Glen Simmons, J.D.VIP Realty Sanibel, Fl 33957 239-634-7623 email: OPEN HOUSE This Sunday, March 30 10am 4pm


Dorothy Fitzgerald, event co chair, with Dr Larry Antonucci, COO of Lee Memorial Health System Eileen and Lex Roulston, with Linda Kelly from LMHS Foundation Jim Courter, Steve Peltzman and Carmen Courter Jim and Susen Berg Dr Eric Eason, pediatric cardiologist, with wife Melissa Valerie Tutor and Chris Heidrick Bruce and Kris Gurall Matt Kirchner with Evette and Rick Zurbriggen Ed Kfoury, in his vintage Buick, accompanied by Nancy Clark, Amanda Cross, event co chair, and Barbara Martin Joyce and Joe Sirkin Ed Wheeler and Anne Haslem Eleanor Dalton, Patty Sprankle, Linda Mondelli and Julie ONeill5B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 20146B Sanibel Resident To Be Inducted Into National Academy Of SciencesSanibel winter resident Dr. Robin Fox will be inducted into The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, in April. Membership in the academy is the highest honor that the national scientific community can bestow on an American scientist. The institution (founded by Abraham Lincoln and Congress in 1863) provides scientific advice to the president and Congress. Fox, who will join both the anthropology and evolutionary biology sections of the academy, is university professor of social theory and research professor of anthropology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he founded the department of anthropology in 1967. It is now ranked as one of the top 10 departments in the nation. In January last year, he gave the Shared Scholar in Residence Lecture on The Puzzle of the Ten Commandments at the Sanibel Congregational Unite Church of Christ. It is now available on his website. Fox is known for his ground-breaking work on kinship and breeding mechanisms in human evolution and has worked with Pueblo Indians, Irish Islanders and Macaque monkeys, as well as on brain evolution and behavior, and on the history of ideas. His book Kinship and Marriage has been the most widely used anthropology text in the world for almost 50 years. He is also a published poet and an expert on the Shakespeare authorship question. He has written or edited 20 books, the latest being The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage Mind and Shakespeares Education: Schools, Lawsuits and Drama in the Tudor Miracle. While on Sanibel, he works on the archaeology of the Calusa Indians and the light it can shed on the origins of complex societies. Born in England, Fox was educated at the London School of Economics, Harvard and Stanford, and was a director of research for the HF Guggenheim Foundation for 12 years, where he helped start the revolution of ideas about social behavior now known as sociobiology, along with his colleague Dr. Lionel Tiger. Together, they wrote the bestselling book of the 1970s, The Imperial Animal. With Desmond Morris and David Attenborough (a former student of his), Fox helped launch the BBCs LIFE: in the animal world, one of the earliest of their great natural history series to deal with human behavior. He has appeared many times on television and on NPR, given evidence to Congressional committees, lectured for the Pentagon (Office of Net Assessment), worked for the National Intelligence Councils Committee on CounterTerrorism, and has written amicus briefs for the U.S. and New Jersey Supreme Courts on Mormon polygamy and surrogate mothers (Baby M). In his books, Fox thanks my friends the Sandpipers of Sanibel Island for their help and support, and particularly the crew of the Luna-C under the captaincy of sculptor Charles Reina, the man who monumentalized DNA. Foxs wife Lin is a retired professor of health sciences at Kean University in New Jersey. She has sung in the BIG ARTS chorus and has led regular seminars for the womens issues group. This year, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, a book of research studies by leading scholars dedicated to Fox will be published by Transaction Publishers, called The Character of Human Institutions: Robin Fox and the Rise of Biosocial Science. See his website at Robin Fox Spring Fashion Show At Shell PointShell Point Retirement Community will hold a Wild About Style community fashion show and luncheon on Friday, March 28 at noon. Guests will have lunch while previewing the latest spring and summer fashions from Bell Tower Shops, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Brodeur Carvell, Talbots, Chicos, Cache, Drapers and Damons, Patchington, Francescas, Trader Ricks and Eyetopian Optical. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance by calling 454-2249. Each guest will receive a gift bag as well as the opportunity to win door prizes. Proceeds will benefit Shell Points Memory Care Center. Located in the Larsen Pavilion, the center serves Shell Point residents and members of the surrounding community who have memory loss and dementia from Alzheimers and other brain diseases. The fashion show will be held in the auditorium located on The Island at Shell Point, located just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway.


7B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 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. iPad Class With instructor Ronda Seifer Walis. iPad Introduction: April 1 and 3. A session includes a Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $60 per session for members and $90 per session for non-members. Class size limited to four. You must provide your own device. Whats Spreadsheet? With instructor Patty Waters, 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 features guest speakers on various topics at the Center 4 Life, such as: 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. 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. AAUW MeetingThe American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its annual meeting and installation of officers beginning with a social at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 12. Luncheon and pr ogram will follow. Russ Luther, from ECHO, will present The Ever Needing Food Supply. The event will be at The Helm Club, The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, Fort Myers. For further information, go to www. AAUWFortMyers/Lee County.wm Share your communitynews with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email:


Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley WE MAKE IT EASY. YOU MAKE IT HOME.RoyalShellSales.com239.472.0078 Space & Luxury of Gulf Front Home 3BD/3BA Condo, Private, Secluded East End Private Garage, Poolside Cabana, Rooftop Sundeck $2,499,000 MLS 2130412 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Plantation Village Penthouse Wet Slip 50 x 20 One of only 5 Wet Slips Gated & Security $425,000 MLS 2120619 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club 2BD/2BA + Den, Corner Unit Private Gated Community Large Covered Lanai $299,000 MLS 2140334 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Sanibel View Condo Stunning 2BD/2BA, 6 Unit Complex Great Rental Potential Great Virtual Tour @ $895,000 MLS 2131270 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Sayana of SanibelGulf Front Sanctuary offers Golf, Tennis, Fitness & Dining Overlooking the 14th Green, Fairway & Lake Lot 11D Next Door is Also Available at $300,000 $300,000 MLS 2801673 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Sanctuary Land 2BD/2BA with Den Deeded Beach Access Great Rental Complex $975,000 MLS 2140035 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Gulf Front Sundial Unit 3BD/2.5BA with Panoramic Gulf Views Spectacularly Updated 2,200 S.F. Living Area Granite Countertops, Solid Stone Flooring & More $1,299,000 MLS 2121089 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 High Tide Condo 3 BR/3BA, 3+ Garage, Elevator Open Pool with Separate Therapeutic Spa Vast Storage, Shutters, Handicap Access $694,000 MLS 2131181 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Lake Murex One Bedroom / Two Bath Directly on the Bayside Marina Peaceful Views from your Large Screened Lanai Bayside Villas Offer an Oversized Pool and Spa $275,000 MLS 2131145 Vicki Panico & Fred Newman 239.980.0088 Bayside Villas 4114 Captiva Large 1BD/1BA Condo Sundial Beach Resort Rental Program Recent Upgrades & Nicely Appointed $264,900 MLS 2140118 Brian Murty 239. 565.1272 Sundial Unit Nicely Updated 2BD/2BA with Den Deeded Beach Access Great Rental Complex $739,000 MLS 2131009 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sundial Unit Beautifully Remodeled 4BD/3.5BA Separate Guest Quarters with Kitchenette and Bath Stunning Views of Lake and Golf Course $789,000 MLS 2131283 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Dunes Lake View Home Gorgeous Gulf Front 3BD/3BA Amazing Opportunity, Rare-to-Market Large Pool, Private Garage, Large Floor Plan $1,449,000 MLS 2130410 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Shorewood of Sanibel 2BD/2BA Beachside Condo Updated and Offered Furnished Ground Level, Fenced Yard $395,000 MLS 2131369 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Coquina Beach Exceptional Gulf of Mexico Water Views Penthouse Master Suite with Sun Deck Large, Contemporary 3BD Floor Plan $1,850,000 MLS 2121310 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 1638 Lands End Village 2BD/2BA +Den 1,531 Living Sq. Ft. Gorgeous Courtyard & Gulf Views Excellent Rental History $699,000 MLS 2131244 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Sundial Condo Totally Remodeled, Gorgeous Great Views of Grounds and Gulf of Mexico Weekly Rentals Allowed $749,000 MLS 2131301 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 Sandpiper Beach On Gulf Access Canal Lot 3BR /3BA Built to Current Standards Impact Windows, Screen Encl. Pool $999,000 MLS 2901313 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Build To Suit Yourself Stunning Views of Dinkins Bayou Large Lot 30,000+ S.F. Dock in Place $499,000 MLS 2130696 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Dinkins Bayou OPEN 4/2 1-3 PM NEW PRICE NEW PRICEISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 20148B


RoyalShellSales.com239.472.0078 Extraordinary 4BD/4BA Captiva Cottage Gulf Side Porches Lead to Beach Charming Interior with French Doors & Fireplace $4,850,000 MLS 2121281 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Captiva Beach Gem 4BD/3.5BA, Large Heated Pool/Spa Direct Access Dockage Pristine Condition, Offered Furnished $3,995,000 MLS 2121356 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Gulf Front Captiva Estate 3BR/2BA, Fairway & River Views Vaulted Ceilings, Updated Kitchen Tile Floors, Private Caged Pool, $759,000 MLS 2121107 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 South Facing in Beachview 1 1/4 Acre Lot Borders Wildlife Refuge Private Setting-Deeded Beach Access Custom BuiltOne OwnerMany Upgrades $699,000 MLS 2131264 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Little Lake Murex Extraordinary 2BD/3BA Bayfront Property Boat Dock with Over 150 Canal Frontage Large Pool and Hot Tub $1,195,000 MLS 2130445 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sanibel Harbours 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Fully Furnished on Beach Beautifully Updated Throughout $440,000 MLS 2130290 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Best Value 2 Bedroom at Sundial 3BD/3BA Luxury Condominium with River Views Secure, Private Elevator, Gated, Garage Included Granite, Tile, Tray Ceilings, High End Window Treatments $549,000 MLS 2140253 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Gated Riverfront Community 4BD/3.5BA Customized/Decorator Designed Roosevelt Channel Location Gulf Access Dock $1,795,000 MLS 2130669 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 4 BD/3BA with Guest Suite Bright and Inviting Floorplan Gorgeous Views $1,199,999 MLS 2130796 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Captiva Waterfront Retreat Shell Harbor 3BD/2BA Piling Home on Canal w/Gulf Access Wrap-Around Dock w/Boat Lift, Kayak Launch Deeded Beach Access, Room for Pool $698,000 MLS 2140410 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 3BD/3.5BA w/Direct Gulf Views Casual Elegance, Top Floor West Corner Penthouse Unit Oversized Screened Lanai, Private Elevator $2,935,000 MLS 2140103 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Sanibel Island Canal Home Sedgemoor of Sanibel NEW PRICE9B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201410B Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Hosts 2014 Womens SeriesThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company hosted the fourth session of the 2014 Womens Series this week at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Dawn Moore, Certified Professional Geriatric Care Manager of Lee Memorial Health System, spoke to the group of 49 women on the subject Patient Advocacy For Yourself And Loved Ones. Her talk provided valuable tips and strategies to ensure that you and your loved ones get the best treatment from your health care providers, in the doctors office, hospital, home health care and skilled nursing care. It is essential for women to feel confident and secure about making decisions in todays challenging times. WOW (Women. Opportunity. Wealth.) is designed to help our clients and friends cut through the clutter and make wise decisions about their personal life, said The Sanibel Captiva Trust Companys vice president Robin L. Cook.For information regarding the 2015 WOW series, contact Frances Steger at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company at 472-8300 or Martha Graham, Robin L. Cook and Laura Hansen Learn ABWA History On April 8Lynda Rubenstein and Sheila Bedwell will make a presentation to ABWA (American Bsuisness Womens Association)on on Tuesday, April 8 titled, Learn the History of ABWA and Sharing the ABWA Experience through Mentoring. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. and at program is at 6 p.m. Lynda Rubensteins background led her to ABWA, which she credits with changing her life. After she graduated from Woodbury Technical College in Los Angeles with a BS/BA degree in fashion design, merchandising and marketing, she quickly began designing childrens clothes and womens sportswear for two large international companies. She later advanced her career by moving to New York to open a wholesale business where she sold dresses, bridesmaid and wedding dresses to buyers at department stores. Ruvenstein joined the Palms of Edisonia Chapter of ABWA in 2005, where from 2006 to 2008 she served as membership chairman. During that time she started a monthly social event, The Lunch of the Month. In 2008 she was the chapters Woman of the Year. She continued as vice president from 2009 to 2011 and then as president from 2011 to 2013. In fall 2013 she moved her primary membership to the Sanibel-Captiva chapter. She believes that the incredible women she met in ABWA impacted her life immensely. Through their mentoring and direction she was able to succeed as a leader and improve her public speaking. Sharing the ABWA experience through mentoring will be Sheila Bedwell, a resident of Fort Myers since moving from Jackson, Tennessee, in 1981. She holds a bachelors degree in economics from Middle Tennessee State University and has been employed for many years by the Board of Lee County Commissioners in the Division of County Lands as a real estate title examiner. Bedwell began as a charter member of ABWA in Lehigh Acres, where she served as program chairman, education committee chairman, secretary, vice president and then as the charter chapters president. In 2003 she was elected as the chapters Woman of the Year. She is currently with the Palms of Edisonia chapter where she has served as The standing rules committee chairman, secretary and the president. In 2011 she was elected as the chapters Woman of the Year. She has served as nominating committee chairman, communications officer, vice chair of council and chair of the council. Her inspiration and expertise in mentoring has helped guide many of her ABWA sisters. The meeting will be at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Guests are welcome. Those interested in attending may contact Carol Schapiro, membership chair at 466-1956 or email her at The cost for the evening, including dinner, is $22, payable by check or cash. Devonwood Estate 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 Fort Myers: Outstanding home with 6,500 living sq. ft., 6 bed/bathrooms, 4 garage spaces and outdoor fireplaces. $ 1,890,000 Wendy Humphrey Gulf Shores Beach and Bayou: Colorful artists home in beachfront community. 4 bedrooms 3 bath plus office /media room and pool. Beach and Wildlife: Watch tropical birds soar over Gulf waters from this 2 bed 2 bath penthouse condo bordering preservation land. For more information please call Wendy Humphrey Independent Broker/Owner specializing in island properties for more than 20 years (239) 851-2301 E-mail: $749,000 $599,000 cond ation 99 n


1019 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Lifelong Island Resident Lifelong Island Resident 239-472-4411 info 239-472-4411 info Phaidra McDermott Phaidra McDermott Phaidra McDermott Phaidra McDermott Phaidra did a superb job of showcasing our home and bringing possible buyers in a difficult market. Phaidra exceeded our expect ations in all aspects; follow-up communication, management of details, services, and overall expertise. Well done! Muehler, New Jers ey Welcome to Sanibel and Captiva Islands... Welcome to Sanibel and Captiva Islands... No Jacket Required 14980 Binder Drive $1,398,000 0 West Gulf Dr. $1,400,000 High Tide A101 $1,199,000 4407 West Gulf Drive $3,500,000 4405 West Gulf Drive $7,998,000 15879 Captiva Dr. $2,995,000 4.588 ACRES ONE OF THE LAST GULF FRONT PARCELS 6015 Clam Bayou $2,695,000 2899 Wulfert Road $2,695,000 2915 Wulfert Road $2,898,000 1842 Woodring Rd. $1,998,000 1520 Angel Drive $1,598,000 5612 Baltusrol Ct. $1,695,000 SanctuaryIslandHome.com11B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201412B Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellIts been a couple of years since SanibelCaptiva Chamber of Commerce President Ric Base stopped by one of our Rotary meetings. I guess its because he was busy taking care of business, pun intended. As president of the chamber for the last eight years, Base has gained the confidence of the business community on island and off, along with the respect of city officials, and that collaborative spirit is providing a healthy and rich business environment here on the islands. With a staff of nine part-time employees and about 35 weekly volunteers, the chamber is fielding during season over 1,000 inquiries a day from all over the world. Inquiries are coming from Germany, England, France, Canada, South America, and of course from all over the United States. Walk-in traffic at the chamber office is around 175 families a day. Business is extremely good this season; factor in a colder winter season up north and a quick get-away to Sanibel or Captiva for vacationers and visiting relatives is sounding pretty good. For the month of February the airport reported that passenger traffic was the highest in Southwest Florida Internationals last 30 years. Driving those numbers are, of course, weather and a great marketing campaign by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. The islands received national ranking from USA Today as one of the Top 10 Best Florida Beach Towns; Frommers Travel Guide ranked Sanibel Island the #1 top tourist destination; and the Chambers visitors center was named the #1 attraction by Trip Advisor. It is and will continue to be a great year and great season for business on Sanibel and Captiva but there is the realization that todays vacationers have travel expectations beyond past generations. Our hotel and condo infrastructure needs to be updated to keep up with the times. Larger sized hotel rooms are the norm in newer accommodations at vacation destinations. Families are now traveling together so parents, kids, grandparents, and nannies need space. Internet and cellar telephone service is a must-have; everyone in the family craves a connection to the outside world. In response to that the chamber has set up a new Government Development Affairs Committee headed up by board member Robert Monk, also a Rotarian. This committee has opened a dialogue with Sanibel government officials and the Committee of the Islands (COTI) to discuss and address how to rehabilitate and rebuild hotel and condo properties within the framework of city building codes and restrictions. In the past, families would vacation again and again in the same spot, but not now. Tourists and travelers are more sophisticated than in the past. They can shop the world for their next vacation on the Internet. They want their needs fulfilled if not here, then some other place. Looking at it from another angle, in the past, 90 percent of all purchases of properties on the islands started out as vacationers. Improvements to hotels and condos will provide a springboard for real estate transactions. The recent opening and changeover of businesses on the islands is notable. Sanibel saw the opening of Bennetts Fresh Roast Caf and the Blue Coyote Restaurant, along with the reopening of the Sundial Resort. And islanders can now look forward to new ownership at the former properties of Blackstone on Sanibel, including The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. Captiva welcomed Doc Fords Restaurant and McCarthys Marina has expanded on boat tourism routes leaving from Captiva. With plans for development of the new cultural center on Sanibel heading in a positive direction, the non-profit cultural entities BIG ARTS, Strauss Theater, Sanibel Community Association, and the library have an exciting future to look forward to and the islands will only be enriched with updated facilities and a plethora of activities good for residents and tourists. 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 Ric Base of Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce 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 NEW TO THE MARKET Talk to Tracy for your Private Showing or for more information, 239.994.7975Little Lake Murex 553 Lake Murex Blvd 3 bedroom 2 bath Split Floor Plan Screened Pool & Shaded Pool Deck Two Vehicle Garage Oversized Lot Community TennisOffered at $579,000 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Outstanding Agent! Outstanding Results!Direct: (239) 209-6500 O ce: (239) 472-2311 Toll Free: (800) 388-2311 Email: Chuck@ChuckBergstrom.comWWW.SANIBELCAPTIVAREALESTATEGUIDE.COM WWW.BUYSELLCHATSANIBEL.COM 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL Sanibel, FL 4203 Dingman Drive 4203 Dingman Drive Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA Beautifully Renovated 4 BR/3 BA Pool Home on Approximately 1 Acre Pool Home on Approximately 1 Acre on West Gulf Dr. Across from the on West Gulf Dr. Across from the Beach! Gourmet Kitchen, Birchwood Beach! Gourmet Kitchen, Birchwood Floors, Elevator, Quartz/Granite... Floors, Elevator, Quartz/Granite... $2,495,000 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... Elevator, Impact Glass, Tile/Bamboo Features... Elevator, Impact Glass, Tile/Bamboo Floors, Granite, Screened Lanai. Large Lot Floors, Granite, Screened Lanai. Large Lot Surrounded by Native Vegetation. Surrounded by Native Vegetation. $849,407 $849,407 T T wo Parcels, A & B Zoned CG wo Parcels, A & B Zoned CG (Commercial General) Located on (Commercial General) Located on Tamiami Trail. Parcel A is Approx. Tamiami Trail. Parcel A is Approx. 4.5 Acres and Parcel B is Approx. 4.5 Acres and Parcel B is Approx. 2.0 Acres. Survey Available. 2.0 Acres. Survey Available. (A) $1,150,000 & (B) $400,000 (A) $1,150,000 & (B) $400,000 Commercial Lots Tamiami Tr Commercial Lots Tamiami Tr 529 Lighthouse Way 529 Lighthouse Way Newly Updated 3 BR/3 BA Canal Newly Updated 3 BR/3 BA Canal Home. Multiple Sliders Access Caged Home. Multiple Sliders Access Caged Pool. All New... Granite, Stainless Pool. All New... Granite, Stainless Appliances, Shutters, Floors, A/C... Appliances, Shutters, Floors, A/C... 33 Dock with Direct Gulf Access. 33 Dock with Direct Gulf Access. $985,000 $985,000 Tennis Place B-24 Tennis Place B-24 Gorgeous Water Views! This Gorgeous Water Views! This Updated 2 BR has Impact Glass, Updated 2 BR has Impact Glass, Tile, Fully Furnished... Enjoy Pool, Tile, Fully Furnished... Enjoy Pool, Tennis, Boat Dockage. Minutes to Tennis, Boat Dockage. Minutes to the Gulf By Bike/Boat. the Gulf By Bike/Boat. $305,000 $305,000 Gulfside Place #307 Gulfside Place #307 Wonderful Gulf View from this Top Wonderful Gulf View from this Top Floor 2 BR/2 BA Updated Unit. Floor 2 BR/2 BA Updated Unit. Beautifully Furnished and Decorated. Beautifully Furnished and Decorated. Under Bldg. Parking/Storage. Enjoy Under Bldg. Parking/Storage. Enjoy Amenities...Steps to the Beach! Amenities...Steps to the Beach! $1,225,000 $1,225,000 SOLD 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 REDUCED13B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


14B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Highlights Of The 31st Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Arts & Crafts Fair Thousands of people attended the 31st annual Sanibel-Captiva Lions Clubs Arts & Crafts Fair, held on March 21 and 22 at The C ommunity House photos by Jeff Lysiak Joan Morro from Long Island, New York displays some of her homemade marionettes Lion Kurt Peters sold raffles tickets near the arts and crafts fair entrance San-Cap Lions Club members, from left, Claire and Michael Mallon, Al Krause and Geri Podlin Mixed media artist Cindy Hart with her home dcor offered for sale Cape Coral artist Jean Stanish creates paintings on palm fronds ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 ?


15B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 After Masters Golf Will Raise Funds For Captiva Community PanelThe annual Monday After the Masters golf event at South Seas Island Resort is a celebration of another successful season for island residents and businesses that also raises funds for the Captiva Community Panel. This year the tournament will be held on Monday, April 14, beginning at 3 p.m. on South Seas par 3 golf course, with the finishing holes running parallel to Sunset Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Every player will have an opportunity to win $10,000 on five different holes (five opportunities) with the remaining holes offering hole-in-one prizes and a closest-to-thepin contest. The closest-to-the-pin winners will then compete in a shoot-out format on the 9th hole, with fellow golfers and spectators cheering them on. New this year is the $5,000 putting contest. Its open to all golfers and spectators and is open to anyone donating $20 per attempt to make a putt on the practice green. The top three contestants who make the putt or come closest to making the putt will then each have one attempt on the 9th green to make one putt to win $5,000 in cash. All proceeds will benefit the community panel. Hospitality tents will surround the 9th hole with great views of the players and the sunset shoot-out. A cash bar and barbecue will be available andf participants are encouraged to bring your friends and family along. The community panels initiatives include reviewing and updating the Captiva Plan portion of the Lee Plan to protect the long-term interests of the island. Even though panel expenses are kept to a minimum and all panel members serve voluntarily, the panel relies on private donations to fund its initiatives and help match any funding from public and private grants. Since its inception, the panel has secured more than $350,000 in grants to study water quality, strengthen land use and zoning rules and help restore island vegetation after Hurricane Charley, while fostering a strong relationship with Lee County officials on a range of issues affecting the island. Those who dont play but want to participate may volunteer from 1 p.m. on to help with a variety of tourney tasks. Send an email to or Final 2014 Spring Training Home Schedules Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadium Friday, March 28 Boston Red Sox, 1:05 p.m. Boston Red Sox jetBlue Stadium Thursday, March 27 Minnesota Twins, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, March 29 Minnesota Twins, 1:05 p.m. The Dunes Golf ClubChampionship Round TwoThe second round of the Dunes Womens Golf Association Club Championship was played on Friday, March 21. The results were: Championship Flight (1) Karen Hendricks def (4) June Muench 1 UP (2) Jody Hawkins def (3) Irmingard Markusch 1 UP A Flight (1) Marlo Bamberger def (4) Ann McDonald 2 UP (2) Gussie Blue def (3) Sharon Hannon 2 UP B Flight (4) Carol Brodersen def (1) Linda DeFrancisco 4 and 3 (7) Lesley Simmons def (6) Betsy Cox 1 UP C Flight (5) Lee Bogan def (1) Carol Curcuru 2 and 1 (2) Doris DeWitt advances by forfeit Gulf-view Island Beach Club end-unit w/covered parking, big storeroom, & rental income$474K furnished 2nd floor 1 bedrm at Spanish Cay w/income & beach access across street$274K furnished Beach-front Sandalfoot 2-bedrm walk-out w/new tile, appliances, income nearing $60K/yr $699K Loggerhead Cay 3rd floor 2-bedrm income-producer, grossed $36K last year$499K furnished East-end 3-bedrm pool home w/patio dock, 2 boat lifts, just minutes to open water & near beach$999K Beachy 3rd floor 1 bedrm in center back tier of Pointe Santo courtyard w/ tropical gulf view & income$499K (left to right) Susan Andrews, Realtor Broker; David Anderson, Realtor ; Lisa Murty, Realtor ; & Elise Carnes, Licensed Assistant & Notary 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Great choices at Mariner Pointe: #3322 bedrm overlooking canals/marina & bay view too$520K furnished; #6311st floor bay-front 2 bedrm $549K partly furnished; & #711ground-floor remodeled 3 bedrm$599.9K furnished 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 & S Single-family home lots... ~155 x 130 mid-island parcel next to preserved land$185K 1/2+acre near Bowmans Beach$399K 1/2+acre on intersecting canals$749K Casa Ybel Resort direct gulf-front condo w/on-site rental program & years of solid income$599K Read us online at


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201416B CROW Classic Returning May 3 To The Sanibel Island Golf ClubThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. will host its 2nd annual CROW Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 3 at the Sanibel Island Golf Club. The event will feature 18 holes of golf with prizes to be awarded. In addition, there will be a silent auction of golf-related items. This four-person mystery scramble will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Blue Coyote. Entry fees for the tournament are $125 for individual players and $400 for foursomes. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Other sponsorship opportunities include lunch sponsor and event sponsor. Each sponsorship comes with several benefits. For more information on sponsorship or to request a registration form, contact James Robinson of CROW at 472-3644 ext. 221 or CROW Classic committee members Jeff Powers, Craig Albert, Jeff Burns and Jeff Haungs with the Sanibel Island Golf Clubs Drew Donnelly and Ed Lockard The Dunes Golf Club2 Best Net Of 4The Dunes Womens Golf Association on Friday, March 21 played a 2 Best Net of 4 tournament. The results were: Flight 1 1st Grethe Christensen 111 Mary Donovan Pat Wentling Maureen OBrien 2nd Kenene Weymouth 116 Claudia Finzen Barb Chappell Anne Frymoyer Chip-ins Nancy McConnell #6 Muriel DeRoberts #18 Birdies June Muench #6 and #8 Sharon Hannon #6 Gussie Blue #8 The Dunes Golf ClubMixed GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Sunday Mixed Golf on March 23 was a Couple Swap (1 net better of 2). Results were: 1st Gordon Rains 110 Mo Rains Bruce McLaughlin Jeanette McLaughlin 2nd Robert Orr 111 Nancy Orr John Defrancisco Linda Defrancisco 3rd Jerry Muench 117 June Muench Dick Jones Carolyn Jones Closest to the pin: Mo Rains Hole 2 Felix Curcuru Hole 9 THE LEE COAST CHAPTER OF THE MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA IS SPONSORINGThe BOB JANES MEMORIAL GOLF OUTINGWEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014To Bene tWounded Warriors, their Families, and other Veterans in NeedFour Person Scramble at Shell Points Platinum 18-Hole Championship Golf CourseHonorary Chairman Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN (Ret)Former Chief of Naval Reserve, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve A airs, and Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Manpower and ReadinessThis event, honoring the former Mayor of Sanibel, Lee County Commissioner, and rst President of this chapter, will be hosted by Shell Point Golf Club Head Professional Gary Keating. A light breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, followed at 8:00 a.m. by the 18-Hole Four Person Scramble. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of play, where winners will be announced and prizes awarded. The $125 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf plus cart, player gift bag, a light breakfast and lunch. The Lee Coast Chapter MOAA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with IRS Tax Number 260156596. Letters documenting that portion of the entry fee as a charitable donation will be mailed out following the Outing.To Sign Up, contact Entries Chairman John Bathke at (651) 503-8893 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email 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. Read us online at


3BR/3.5BA ground level pool home Magni cent vistas over the golf course Wet bar, replace, of ce den, skylights Spa and pool bath, at end of cul-de-sac $499,900 (2130616) Marlene Donaldson 472-5187 x 242The Forest Fantastic mid-island home site Enjoy mocking birds, doves & wrens City water and sewer available Oversized 14,000 Sq. Ft. lot $209,555 (2120279) Charlie Sobczak 472-5187 x 255The Wildlife Surrounds You Panoramic bay, gulf and sunset views Luxurious 2BR/2BA condo Numerous upgrades, designer furnishings Completely turnkey, many amenities $499,900 (2131252) Sally DiVenere 472-5187 x 222 Sanibel Harbour Towers 2BR/2BA + den, 1890 SF under air Many upgrades throughout Great location, lots of privacy No HOA fees, close to beaches, shopping $229,000 (2131091) Debbie Ringdahl 472-5187 x 269 Lovely Home Off Mcgregor Gorgeous Gulf views! 2BR/2.5BA beach home Remodeled top to bottom Community pool, tennis & docks $2,495,000 (2140394) Karen Bell 472-5187 x 270Gulf Front Magic NEW LISTING Elevated and open Two bedrooms, one bath Metal roof Ample parking & storage below $463,000 (2140423) Deb Gleason 472-5187 x 263Sanibel River Getaway Island design perfection, meticulously cared for, upscale kitchen, wooden oors throughout, metal roof, elevator, near beach & lot has access to river/preserve $1,195,000 (2140427) James & Penny Hetmanek x 219/202 Unique, Exceptional & Quality Vacant lot close to the beach Community deeded beach access Lot is on a beautiful lake Cable, phone and electric available $449,000 (2140429) Janie Howland 472-5187 x 268Location, Location, Location! 3BR/2BA home on oversized corner lot Screened porch & sundeck overlook pool Furnished, LR with wet bar, separate DR Lovely landscaping, Southern exposure $549,000 (2131297) Dan Cohn 472-5187 x 294Tremendous Privacy 2BR/1BA ground oor home w/garage Nicely furnished, tile and bamboo oors Quiet street, close to beach access Lg. yard, room for pool and/or addition $450,000 (2140133) Lynda Traverso 472-5187 x 226Cute Beach Cottage 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Townhome. Large loft area, home of ce & screened porch. Whimsical Island style decorator features. Swimming pool, tennis courts, Beach Access & BBQ grills. $998,500 (2130234) Mary Lou Bailey 472-5187 x 246 Direct Bayfront! 3BR/2BA, 3-car garage, furnished Key West style home, elevator, pool Only 1 lot from the beach Fireplace, lush tropical landscaping $835,000 (2130416) Linda Gornick 472-5187 x 261Sea Oats 3BR/3.5BA, of ce, loft, gourmet kitchen Fireplace, 2 guest brms ensuite, French doors Spacious lanai overlooking seawalled canal Boat dock with lift, heated pool, 3-car garage $1,595,000 (2140398) Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215 Gulf Access Canal Home NEW LISTING Large 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo Fully furnished Partial bay views Pool & tennis $530,000 (2140401) David Schuldenfrei 472-5187 x 227Lighthouse Point 130 NEW LISTING Beautiful 4 bedroom estate home Serene, secluded pool area Endless Western sunset view over the lake Gated community with pool and tennis $499,900 (2130753) Arika Bjorkedal 472-5187 x 252Coconut Creek Spacious 2BR/2BA at Pine Cove Top oor offers awesome views Sold furnished, weekly rentals Electric storm shutters, washer& dryer $1,150,000 (2140100) Fred & Cathy Gerasin 472-5187 x 232/236Rarely On The Market 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?CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS VIPS NUMBER ONE PRIORITY! WE ARE DEDICATED TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND TO ENSURING THE BEST REAL ESTATE PROCESS IN THE INDUSTRY. PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED 17B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


18B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Sweet Appointed To USGA CommitteeKyle Sweet, CGCS, Superintendent at The Sanctuary Golf Club for the past 17 years, was recently appointed to the USGA Green Section Committee after being nominated by Todd Lowe, USGA Senior Agronomist for Florida. Committee members provide input into Regional and National Green Section Updates, provide assistance for USGA-sanctioned golf tournaments, attend golf rules workshops and are expected to be competent in communicating the Rules of Golf. In addition, committee members are asked to communicate with their Regional Director and provide feedback about concerns or issues as they surface at the local level and attend USGA qualifiers in the area to provide assistance and support. Kyle has been a friend of the USGA for over a decade. He has assisted with several turf management publications, by providing valuable information and excellent photographs. Kyle has also provided presentations on wildflower management and wildlife conservation at several USGA seminars, said Lowe. Kyle also gives back to the game by assisting other local golf course superintendents whenever his expertise is needed. He is a true asset to the game of golf and we are honored to have him on the committee. The Sanctuary Golf Club has worked closely with USGA agronomists over the years. The USGA offers one-day, half-day and special concerns visits by regional agronomists that focus on all areas of course management from greens management to improving pace of play. The USGA separates the country into several regions and provides professional visits, research assistance, and advisement to golf courses with regional USGA agronomists in each area. After nearly 30 years of golf course maintenance experience and being an avid golfer for many of those years, its an honor to be chosen to help the USGA promote the game of golf, said Sweet. The USGA has such rich tradition and industry respect. Im very excited to be part of it all and hope I can contribute through my work here at The Sanctuary and throughout Southwest Florida. For more information about the USGA Green Section, visit www.usga. org. Kyle Sweet, left, with members of the USGA Green Section Committee Attention Tennis Players and Fans!Theres still time to sign up for the22nd Annual SCCF Tennis Tournament Saturday and Sunday April 5 and 6, 2014Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel Spectators, Players and Sponsors Invited To register or for more information, please contact Lisa Cochrane (239) 246-8875) or Diane Limeri at The Dunes (472-3522)Rafe Drawing and Silent Auction on Sunday at NoonSCCF gratefully acknowledges Barbara Chappell as Major Sponsor 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, Henry Blanco became the second major-league catcher to hit a grand slam at age 41 or older. Who was the first? 2. How many players were picked ahead of Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in baseballs Amateur Draft in 1992? 3. In 2012, Frank Gore set a 49ers record with his 51st NFL career rushing touchdown. Who had held the record? 4. When was the last time before 2013 that the La Salle mens basketball team reached the NCAA Tournaments Sweet 16? 5. Wayne Gretzky is the all-time leader in NHL hat tricks (three-plus goals in a game) with 50, and Mario Lemieux is second (40). Who is third? 6. Notre Dames mens soccer team won the NCAA College Cup for the first time in 2013. How many times has Notre Dame won the College Cup in womens soccer? 7. Which of the major boxing title belts he has won has Floyd Mayweather Jr. defended the most times during his career? ANSWERS 1. Carlton Fisk was 43 when he did it for the Chicago White Sox in 1991. 2. Five players. 3. Roger Craig and Joe Perry. 4. It was 1955. 5. Mike Bossy, with 39. 6. Three times (1995, 2004, 2010). 7. He defended the WBC super featherweight title eight times. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeaguePottorf Wins Pool League SinglesKevin Pottorf, captain of the Sandycappers, won six matches without a loss to take first place honors in the leagues annual year-end single game double elimination 8-ball tournament. Twenty-five shooters competed for six hours on the two tables at American Legion Post 123 on Monday, March 24. Jimbo Gaubatz from the Odd Balls took second place honors with Rich Ennis from Bunts Ball Busters placing third. John Bates from Sandycappers was fourth. John Earle from Sanibel Caf and Jack Cunningham from Island Lifers tied for fifth and sixth. Dave Doane from Bunts Ball Busters and Kelly Greten from the Odd Balls tied for seventh and eighth. The winners will be awarded cash prizes at the leagues awards banquet set for Monday, March 31, at 6 p.m., at Legion Post 123. Team cash prizes and awards to the years top percentage shooter and most improved player will also be presented. A 3-Ball tournament will take place after the banquet and program. On Tuesday, April 8, the Sanibel league again plays its annual match against the North Fort Myers Senior 8-Ball League. The march starts at 7 p.m. in the four-table billiard room at Del Tura County Club. The series is tied at 3-3.


19B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Managing The Flow Of Minor League Players From One Team To Another Is A Never-Ending Jobby Ed FrankCan you imagine a job where you made 167 last-minute travel arrangements, hotel reservations and in some cases even lined up doctors and nurses all in less than six months? That was the responsibility last season for Kate Townley, senior manager of Minor League Administration for the Minnesota Twins. But first lets set the scene how this multifaceted job comes about every baseball season. On most days at the Minnesota Twins minor league facility at the Lee County Sports Complex, upwards of 150 ball players are participating in Spring Training spread out over several baseball diamonds. In a few days, most will be assigned to the Twins six minor league teams as the regular season starts next week for the four upper-level teams: Triple A Rochester, Double A New Britain, High A Fort Myers and Low A Cedar Rapids. The 60-game schedule for the two rookie-level teams, Elizabethton and the Gulf Coast League Twins, begins in June. But did you ever consider the complexity and the logistics of managing the constant up and down flow of these players throughout the season as the result of promotions, demotions and injuries? In addition, players often are called up and sent down by the major league club throughout the long season? Last year, according to Brad Steil, the Twins director of minor league operations, there were 167 moves a much higher number than in the past as the result of an unusual raft of injuries. What most dont understand, when a player is promoted to the major league club or moved back to the minors, it could have a ripple effect on five other teams, Steil said. This is the result of 25-player limits for the four higher minor league teams and 30-player limits for the rookie teams. So thats the scenario for Kate Townleys job one she has managed for nine years. When a player is moved from one team to another, he is expected in most cases to be with his new club the next day. Its my responsibility to find the best flight, to find the best hotel values and even taxi arrangements, she said. The 167 moves last season included 12 surgeries for injured players. Some surgeries were performed here in Fort Myers and some in Minnesota. There even were situations where doctors and nurses accompanied injured players on flights. Maybe now readers will begin to grasp the mine-boggling, constant responsibilities for the friendly Kate Townley. Her job, however, is not limited to the baseball season itself. She manages transportation home for players and staff and is involved the often-complicated, red-tape business of visas and passports for foreign players. Local baseball fans who follow the Fort Myers Miracle team are familiar with the season-long flow of players in and out of the team throughout every season. Every move, however, results in fast-action logistics for Townley. Miracle Home Opener Next Saturday The 2014 season for the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team opens next Thursday when the team travels to Jupiter. The home opener is Saturday at Hammond Stadium at 6:05 p.m. when the Miracle hosts Jupiter. Returning for his second year as Miracle manager is Doug Mientkiewicz who guided the team to a 79-56 record in his first year, including a division championship in the seasons first-half. In next weeks paper, we will review the teams season-opening roster. Everblades Nine-Game Home Stand to Decide Playoff Hopes In their 14-year franchise history, the Florida Everblades have never failed to reach the post-season playoffs. The final nine games of the 2013-14 regular season will decide whether that record will stay intact. The Everblades began the week two points behind eighth-place Fort Wayne. Only the top eight teams in the ECHL Eastern Conference qualify for the leagues Kelly Cup Playoffs. The local hockey team does have the advantage of playing their final nine games on home ice at Germain Arena. The home stand began Wednesday night against Evansville and will continue this weekend with Friday and Saturday night games against Cincinnati. Kate Townley n 239-464-2984n n Bayfront Home on Almost 2 AcresSurrounded by preserve land for ultimate privacy Located on Woodring: one of Sanibels most lived locations 3 BR/2 BA, boat dock w/lift, replace, wood oors$1,995,000 Stunning Captiva Estate5 BR/5.5 BA with pool Over 1 acre, Roosevelt Channel Navigable, Dock, Elevator$2,149,000 One of the Most Beautiful Views in the DunesFlowing oor plan for indoor/outdoor living Expertly remodeled, 5 BR/3.5 BA Spectacular lake views, large pool deck$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 Tropical Oasis on Direct Gulf Access Canal4 BR/4.5 BA uniquely designed w/guest suite Large screen enclosed pool w/tropical gardens Private dock and boat lift, no bridges$1,895,000 Luxury Meets Location on West Gulf Dr.4 BR/4 BA, across the street from the beach Chefs kitchen, gas range, wet bar Fireplace, private pool & spa$1,795,000 Bayfront Home With Views, Boat Lift & Dock4BR/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$3,395,000 Breathtaking Views Captiva Gold Coast 4 BR/4 BA with Guest House Over 170 Direct Gulf Frontage, Multiple Lanais, Pool Unparalleled views, private pathway to beach$4,949,000


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 Sarah Gremore, server at Rosies Cafe & Grill 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 28, 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. continued on page 22B21B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 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. Read us online at 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 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 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.


From page 21BRestaurants22B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 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. Read us online at SANIBEL CAFEThis longtime Sanibel restaurant specializes in island-style cooking in its open air kitchen. Early bird specials are available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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. 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 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 Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE


The 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 Robby & the Absent-Minded. Saturday its Robby Hutto, guitar and vocals. Sunday Jazz Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. Tuesday is open mic night. Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield are entertaining Wednesday and 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, Pianoman 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 Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals; Monday, St. Patricks Day Party with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan; Monday, Mike Arnone aka The Jersey Kid, pop pianist and vocalist performing everything from The Rat Pack to Mo-Town; Tuesday, Woody Brubaker on piano, saxophone, and vocals accompanied by Barbara Smith; Wednesday, Jazz Night! with vocalist Paul Ventura, joined by Father Al & the Jazz Congregation; 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 The New Vinyls on 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. 23B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Joe McCormick on piano and Barbara Smith, vocals, will be entertaining at Traditions on the Beach, tonight, Friday March 28 LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Enchanted Ballroom Brings Home The GoldEnchanted Ballroom once again brought the gold back to our islands. Owner Susan Scott, along with student Elisabeth Smith, participated in Tampas Spring Fling dance competition. They both won their divisions in partnership with their dance instructors Michael Dressler and Stefan Zhivkov. Smith, having just celebrated her first year anniversary of dancing, reportedly amazed the judges with her performances in all the American and International dance styles, including the romance of the Argentine tango. She suggests that anyone wanting to to burn calories, learn some new moves or just have fun, stop by the Enchanted Ballroom studio on Palm Ridge Road. Every Tuesday at 4 p.m. is an open dance session, with basic ballroom instruction. Call 579-0468 for more information or visit Stefan Zhivkov, Susan Scott, Elisabeth Smith and Michael Dressler 239-337-1147 www .KF J J l l a a w w .co m m 1 5701 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 M easure twice cut once K evin F J u r r s s i nsk i B.C. S S Build your future on a Solid Foundation: Hire a Certified Construction Attorney K evin F J ursinski is the 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 Fl orida Bar Boar d Cer tied in t h h e e se thr ee ar e a a s s i i mult a a n n e o o usl y y :

PAGE 71 over 14,000 associates | nearly 700 oces | 49 countries worldwide | 21 locationsSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. 16682 Captiva Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p $11,900,000 CAPTIVA 16428 Captiva Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $10,750,000 CAPTIVA 3411 West Gulf Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $3,740,000 SANIBEL 11340 Longwater Chase Court Augustina Holtz 914.648.8888 $2,997,000 FORT MYERS 2984 Wulfert Road Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 SANIBEL 428 Bella Vista Way East Augustina Holtz 914.648.8888 p $1,895,000 SANIBEL 2514 Blind Pass Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,398,500 SANIBEL 2543 Tropical Way Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,100,000 SANIBEL 11851 Cypress Links Drive Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 $899,000 GATEWAY 2449 Harbour Lane Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $878,000 SANIBEL 1 Island Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 p $749,000 FORT MYERS 101 Fairview Avenue Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $749,000 FORT MYERS Shores at Gulf Harbour III #417 Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 $475,000 FORT MYERS Island Reef Club #103 Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $380,000 FORT MYERS BEACH 11359 Pond Cypress Street Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 $265,000 FORT MYERS BROAD AVENUE .. 390 Broad Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 FIFTH AVENUE 776 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 505 Naples, FL 34102 MARCO ISLAND .n. 760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 Marco Island, FL 34145 THE VILLAGE .n.nn 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 Naples, FL 34103 THE GALLERY 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 Naples, FL 34103 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS SALES CENTER .n. 1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 34105 THE PROMENADE ..ttt 26811 South Bay Drive, Suite 130 Bonita Springs, FL 34134 SANIBEL 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 1 Sanibel, FL 33957 BONITA BAY SALES CENTER 26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 34134 RENTALS .n. 1395 Panther Lane, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34109 VANDERBILT .f. 325 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34108 MERCATO SALES CENTER 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 34108 VENICE .. 400 Barcelona Avenue Venice, FL 34285 THE PLAZA AT FIVE POINTS .n.ttt 50 Central Avenue, Suite 110 Sarasota, FL 34236 CAPTIVA .f.fb 11508 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 LONGBOAT KEY ..ftt 546 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 ST. PETERSBURG 102 2nd Avenue NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701 LAKEWOOD RANCH .tb.f 8141 Lakewood Main Street, Suite 101 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 We take great pride in using our considerable experience, resources and global connections to artfully unite unique homes and extraordinary people. Stop by our office and allow an associate to work or you. 2013 was a tremendously successful year for our company. Your confidence in our services reflected more than $2.8 billion in real estate sales.are Premier Sothebys International Realty CLEARWATER 321 Indian Rocks Road North Belleair Blus, FL 33770 SOUTH TAMPA .b.f 202 South Moody Avenue Tampa, FL 33609 24B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201425B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


My Stars FOR WEEK OF MARCH 31, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Putting yourself in someone elses shoes isnt easy for you. But if you do it, youll gain a better perspective of what you need to do to achieve your goals. Be open to new ideas. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) There are still some problems you might have to deal with before moving on to your next project. Its a good idea to accept help from those who share your objectives. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its time to recognize the difference between those who are truly concerned for you and those who simply plan to use your good nature to their advantage. New ideas become increasingly attractive. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Depending on a promise made becoming a promise kept could be more than a mite unwise at this time. Its best to proceed on your own rather than wait for aid that might never arrive. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A recently revitalized relationship might not be quite what the Big Cat expected. But give yourself more time to deal with the changes. A little flexibility can go a long way. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A major change could prompt more adjustments. Some of them might be difficult to deal with at first. But hang in there, and before you know it, youll be coasting to your next goal. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your sense of justice prompts you to speak out against an unfair situation, even if you seem to be the only one who feels that way. But you soon learn that many others agree with you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Creating a fuss is not usually your style. But that doesnt mean you should tolerate an illmannered attitude. Speak up for yourself, and youll earn the respect of others. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have a few loose ends to tie up before you can stamp your project as complete. But once thats done, you might want to celebrate with someone special in your life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Disappointment darkens the Goats mood. But close friends rally to pull you through with words of encouragement. Use their confidence in you to rebuild your own selfesteem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An upcoming decision might be more difficult with inaccurate information. Best to recheck the data you have at hand right now to be sure it wont mislead you later. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An offer you previously turned down might no longer be available. But if you do some checking around, you could find something else that would suit you just fine. BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in helping those who cannot help themselves. Although it embarrasses you, the fact is, people like you and tell you so. On March 31, 1776, future first lady Abigail Adams writes to her husband urging him to remember the ladies when drafting a new code of laws for the fledgling nation. Abigail pondered if and how the rights of women would be addressed in an American constitution. On April 4, 1841, only 31 days after assuming office, William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, dies at the White House. At his inauguration, Harrison declined to wear a jacket or hat and made a two-hour speech. Soon afterward, he developed pneumonia. On April 5, 1859, naturalist Charles Darwin sends his publishers the first three chapters of Origin of Species, which will become one of the most influential books ever published. Knowing the fates of scientists who had published radical theories and been ostracized or worse, Darwin had held off publishing his theory of natural selection for years. On April 1, 1924, Adolf Hitler is sentenced for his role in the Beer Hall Putsch of Nov. 8, 1923. He had been charged with high treason. Despite his conviction, he was out of jail before the end of the year, with his political position stronger than ever. On April 3, 1936, Richard Bruno Hauptmann, convicted in the kidnapping and murder of the 20-month-old son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, is executed by electrocution. In 1932, Charles Jr. was kidnapped from the nursery of the Lindbergh home. On April 2, 1979, the worlds first anthrax epidemic begins in Ekaterinburg, Russia (now Sverdlosk). Thirteen years later the epidemic was finally explained: Workers at a weapons plant had failed to replace a filter, causing a release of anthrax spores into the outside air. On April 6, 1950, a train plunges off a bridge into a rain-swollen river in Tangua, Brazil, killing 110 people. Days of torrential rains had undermined the bridges foundation, but there was no warning system to stop the train. The locomotive and five cars fell into the river. The remaining 17 cars somehow stayed on the tracks. It was nonviolent Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi who made the following sage observation: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Beloved childrens author Dr. Seuss had a hobby that few people were aware of: He collected hats. With the summer holidays approaching, you might want to keep in mind this tidbit: Every year, 75,000 stuffed animals are left behind in hotels. Be sure to check under the bed before you leave! It was long believed that a single piece of paper couldnt be folded more than seven times, but in 2002, high-schooler Britney Gallivan disproved that notion. She ordered a 4,000-foot-long roll of toilet paper and, along with her family, headed to a shopping mall to try to break the seven-fold limit. After seven hours, she and her family had succeeded in folding the paper 12 times, putting an end to the myth. Ancient Mayan warriors were known to throw hornets nests at each other in battle. At some point youve almost certainly heard a coward described as lily-livered, but did you ever wonder where that expression came from? It was once believed that the seat of courage in the human body was the liver; therefore, someone who was timid presumably lacked blood in the liver, causing that organ to become white. If youre like the average American, you spend 38 hours in traffic every year. If you live in Chicago, youre stuck for 46 hours. If youre unlucky enough to be driving in Los Angeles, youll be at the mercy of traffic for a whopping 72 hours every year. If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe. -Carl Sagan BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. Filet MignonsDining Awards: 6 years running 472-8138 FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 BOARS HEAD MEAT! BOARS HEAD MEAT! FROZEN YOGURT & FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlacePIZZA & WINGSCALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEwww.iltesoro.netOpen 7 days a week 751 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.4022 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201426B THIS WEEK IN HISTORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Daily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch Dinner Open Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m.Restaurant & Deli


SCAN THIS QR CODE FOR DAVE'S LATEST DEALS Discover the difference A DAVE MAKES239-472-5187 x 227 800-553-7338 x 227 239-466-0514 eves.Visit us online at: or email davids@schuldenfrei.comDavid L. Schuldenfrei CRS, GRI, SCIS, Realtor Selling the Islands for more than 37 years. 2007 & 2004 San/Cap Realtor of the YearVIP Realty Group, Inc. 1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 H H H H O O O M M M E E E S S S C C C C O O O O O N N N N N D D D D O O O M M M I I I N N N I I I U U U M M M S S S SANDDOLLAR C-101 REDUCED TO $854,0005821 PINE TREE REDUCED TO $539,000 L O T 4279 GULF PINES REDUCED TO $730,000COMPASS POINT 212 REDUCED TO $569,0001838 BUCKTHORN REDUCED TO $1,100,000 $515,000Pointe Santo C-32 $575,000 $595,000$603,000 $615,000 $647,000Pointe Santo A-22 $695,000$1,120,000$1,200,000 $510,000$549,900$3,640,000 $4,000,000 SOLD IN 2013 HOMES CONDOSIt has been a wonderful year for real estate on Sanibel. For his part, David has worked hard to meet both buyers and sellers goals. Contact David Schuldenfrei today and nd out what he can do to make your 2014 the best year yet! List With US!We're "HOME" to the hottest action on the Islands' POINTE SANTO E-21 PRICED AT $725,000 New Listing Under Contract4500 WATERS EDGE PRICED AT $839,000 New Listing 27B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


28B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Special Appearance By Jewelry DesignerMeet international jewelry designer Gurhan at Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery on Friday, March 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. A collection of his latest works will be unveiled at the reception. An open house featuring Gurhans designs will be held Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, March 30, from 12 to 5 p.m. Whether it is the unique design wrought solely in gold or the tri-tonal silver line, women around the world seek out Gurhan pieces. His fingerprint is the hand-hammering and natural imperfections that are evident in every piece. It was in the early 1990s when Gurhan was handed a sheet of pure 24-karat gold during a trip to Istanbul. He was immediately drawn to its warmth and sensuality. Four years later, his first Gurhan pieces were created. Before him, pure gold jewelry had not been made since ancient times. Gurhan rejected modern teachings and instead studied techniques used by ancient goldsmiths. His distinctive designs drew the attention of New York-based investment banker Fiona Tilley, who was convinced the designers pieces would be successful in the United States. Nearly 10 years after first holding the sheet of pure gold, Gurhan and Tilley launched his inaugural U.S. line. InStyle magazine promptly heralded his designs as being on the forefront of fashion. Gurhan continues to defy the boundaries of traditional jewelry design, which is present in his 4/24 line that features a combination of an early Ottoman alloy containing 4 karats of gold and 24k gold, as well as a new way of setting diamonds. Gurhan continues to evolve and grow with retailers in more than 15 countries. He has become a leader in both the fine jewelry and fashion worlds. Lily & Co. is at 520 Tarpon Bay Road, across from Baileys. For more information, call 472-2888. Gurhan Tale Of Two CatsAlthough the cutest, tiniest of kittens inevitably become full sized cats it seems feline adopters go for kittens rather than the adult cats they become. Both cats and adopter are missing the boat, according to volunteers for PAWS. Mature cats are a lot easier and a lot more appreciative, they say. These two clean, personable, neutered, loved and respected, mature indoor male adults whose family must move to a no-pets neighborhood are pressed to find a new home. Teddy, the calm, 11-year-old grey tiger cat, has claws and was adopted at age three while his mistress was taking chemo. He slept on her bald head keeping it warm. Still does. Sebastian, the spirited 8-year-old, front declawed, omnipresent, copper-colored tiger adopted to keep Teddy company when mom went back to work, greets human guests, helps fold laundry, converses, and stretches out on any shirt left lying on the bed. Throw a toy and he retrieves like a dog. Both are loved, are fastidiously clean, are in great health and have shots and licenses and micro-chips and all that stuff you pay extra for with a kitten. Both are currently interviewing adult humans who will scratch their ears, dont mind being slept with, and savor their predictable maturity. Call PAWS volunteer Bob at 239-4664414 now and ask about adopting Teddy and/or Sebastian. Each is immediately available, comes with a carrier, and both would like to avoid the pound. These are great companions, but neither is a kitten just great cats needing to be rescued. Rescue them. They make for a great home. Sebastian Teddy Sale Of Sanibel Art To Benefit Island Non-Profits You may have seen the Sanibel is newspaper advertisements over the past 10 months. Each ad focused on one aspect of Sanibel life, and was sponsored by Eric Pfeifer, broker of Pfeifer Realty Group. The ads have now been produced as one-of-a-kind artworks on gallery wrap canvas. Each will be sold, and the buyer may choose which of 10 Sanibel non-profits will receive the proceeds. This is a concept unique to Sanibel, Pfeifer said. Many events raise money for a single cause. This one lets the buyer choose which organization benefits from their purchase. The 10 artworks feature fishing, kayaking, boating, shelling, nature, wildlife, cycling, history, spectacular skies and the last one, Sanibel is. My home. The art auction is unusual in that bids can be made online at www.SanibelStories. com. In addition, the art can be seen at Sanibel Art & Frame, 630 Tarpon Bay Road. And, for those want to be assured of getting the piece they want, there is a buy it now price of $400. The art auction is being conducted in conjunction with the premiere of Growing Up on Sanibel, a documentary which will have its first showing at BIG ARTS on April 10. The documentary is also sponsored by Pfeifer Realty Group. Tickets for the premiere are $5 and are on sale at BIG ARTS, Pfeifer Realty Group, Baileys General Store and Sanibel Art & Frame. Eric Pfeifer with all ten of the Sanibel is artworks that will be sold to benefit Island non-profits. They are on display at Sanibel Art & Frame.


29B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Visitors Celebrate Annual FestivalsIn addition to great weather, shelldrenched beaches and the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Southwest Florida is the setting for award-winning, nationally-recognized festivals and special events each year. Winter visitors enjoy art festivals and spring training with the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins, the 77th annual Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, the inaugural Island Hopper Songwriter Fest and more. Spring Training 2014 The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. What could be better than beautiful spring days and great baseball? The destination makes it easy for fans to take advantage of all that it has to offer along with great accommodation deals for spring training. For a complete listing of packages, special rates and information on a spring training vacation at Floridas unspoiled island sanctuary, visit www. For Red Sox tickets and package information, visit or call 334-4700 or 877-RED-SOXX. For Twins tickets and package information, go to or call 800-33-TWINS. Fort Myers Beach Film Festival Back for its eighth year, the Fort Myers Beach Film Festivals attracts independent film fans, filmmakers and distributors to spend four days on the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers Beach. The film festival held April 23 to 27 offers the opportunity to exchange ideas, make new contacts and enjoy compelling and interesting films for a wide range of tastes. Events are presented for all ages and area accommodations offer special rates and packages to support this international celebration of independent filmmaking. For a list of films, locations, schedule and other event details, visit www.fmbfilmfest. com. Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament Encouraging conservation, education and sportsmanship, this two-day tournament includes up to four anglers per team who will be competing for thousands in cash and prizes. Competitors will follow procedures designed for quick releases and the post-release welfare of all tarpon. Winners will be determined by the highest total number of tarpon successfully released. While competition heats up in Boca Grande Pass and the Gulf of Mexico on May 15 and 16, there will be plenty of family-friendly fun and excitement in downtown Boca Grande as sponsors exhibit their products and conduct demonstrations and promotions, along with a wide variety of art vendors, live music performances, the Mote Mobile Aquarium, entertaining and educational lectures by some of todays leading fishery experts and scientists, plus food and beverages. In addition, the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament will take place on May 17. For more information, visit www. MangoMania Tropical Fruit FairThe mango is the star attraction for two days each summer on Pine Island. Go wild for fruit as you sample locally-grown delicacies at this annual affair, an unusual celebration of all the tropical fruit grown on the island, which includes lychee, carambola, longan, papaya and chocolate pudding fruit. Fruit, exotic fruit trees, and fruit-related products are available for purchase. The festival, held on July 13 and 14 at the German-American Social Club, 2101 Pine Island Road, also offers live music, kids activities and rides. Check or call 2834842 for hours and details.Island Hopper Songwriter Fest The inaugural Island Hopper Songwriter Fest will bring nationallyacclaimed singer-songwriters to the islands of Captiva and Fort Myers Beach during fall 2014. Presented by BMI, along with iHeartRadio, Cat Country 107.1 and The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, the festival will take place over two weekends, September 26 to 28 on Captiva and October 3 to 6 on Fort Myers Beach, at popular island venues free of charge. With dozens of free shows to select from, attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience the voices, back stories and personalities of the artists in intimate island settings. Visit for more details. 25th Annual Ding Darling Days Held from October 19 to 25, Ding Darling Days include a week of ecoactivities with free refuge tram tours, live wildlife presentations, kids activities, Federal Duck Stamp artist presentation, art day, family day and more. Birding and kayaking tours, environmental speakers, a nature photography contest and the Junior Duck Stamp Awards will fill the week with environmental activities for all ages. The festival celebrates the birthday of the refuges namesake, conservationist and Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Jay N. Ding Darling. The event kicks off with Family Fun Day on October 19. For detailed schedule, visit or call 472-1100. 29th Annual Oktoberfest Hosted by the German-American Club from October 17 to 19 and 24 to 26, this huge celebration includes German culture, food, music and dancing. Highlights include authentic live entertainment with large musical groups from Germany, along with enough German food and beer to make anyone do the Chicken Dance. There is also a carnival area for kids. Call 283-1400 or visit for schedule and ticket information. Cape Coral CoCoNut Festival November 6 to 9 573-3121 Sun Splash Family Water Park The Cape Coral CoCoNut Festival celebrates Cape Corals reputation for coconuts, multi-cultural food, boating, continued on page 34B 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 acresASKING PRICE IS $1,395,000 FURNISHED GORGEOUS LAKE-FRONT GORGEOUS LAKE-FRONT HOME ON SANIBEL HOME ON SANIBEL Perfect oor plan with 3 bedrooms and 3 and 1/2 baths, huge kitchen for entertaining. Located on a very private over sized lot. Beautiful pool area in a serene tranquil setting. ASKING PRICE IS $629,000 SUNDIAL FANTASTIC SUNDIAL FANTASTIC RENTAL INCOME! RENTAL INCOME! Spacious one bedroom, one bath oor plan with great views of the Gulf of Mexico. NET rental income of $35,000 to $41,500 per year.ASKING PRICE IS $389,000 FURNISHED HEART OF THE ISLANDS HEART OF THE ISLANDS ON SANIBEL ON SANIBEL Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath Old Florida style home Association pool and tennisASKING PRICE IS $449,000 SANIBEL ARMS SANIBEL ARMS EAST END EAST END Spectacular View Canal & Beach Beautifully furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo. Weekly rentals and pet friendly.ASKING PRICE IS $345,000 FURNISHED Rose Gibney Dakos VIP Realty Group, Inc.Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Florida 1-239-851-5188 Cell 1-239-851-5188 Cell800-553-7338 x 233


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201430B Tom and Nancy recently entered into marriage, the second time for each. Tom has three adult children from his prior marriage and Nancy has two adult children from hers. When they arrived at my office to discuss updating their estate plans, Tom and Nancy verbalized some very specific and definite goals. We have kept our finances separate, Nancy told me, and we want to keep it that way. So no matter who dies first, then that persons estate will immediately go to his or her children. It was apparent from their financial statements that they didnt need each others money to survive in retirement. So what you want, I asked, is to keep your estates forever separate what is Toms will one day go to Toms three children and what is Nancys will one day go to Nancys two children. Exactly! they both affirmed. Do you have a nuptial agreement that affirms this understanding? I asked. No we dont, nor do we want one, Tom replied. We trust one another and didnt want to throw water on our relationship by engaging lawyers to argue over a document that contemplates divorce. I understand those feelings, I began. But you need to know that a nuptial agreement doesnt necessarily need to address divorce issues. A nuptial agreement however, might also be crucial to protect your estate-planning intent and to make sure that what you want to have happen in your estate actually happens. What do you mean? Nancy asked. As married persons, when one of you dies, the other has certain rights conferred by the law in the others assets. If, for example, you havent updated your estate plan between the time of your marriage and the time of your death, then the surviving spouse is entitled to an intestate share of your estate. In other words, there is a presumption that the decedent spouse would have left the surviving spouse a portion of his or her estate equal to what he or she would have received had the spouse died without a will. This may occur even if that presumption is untrue and can be rebutted by testimony. Under Florida law, that would mean that the survivor of you would be entitled to fifty percent of the deceased spouses estate, even if the will doesnt provide the surviving spouse anything. What happens if your plan has been updated? We are working now to update our estate plans, so we each plan to sign a new will which is obviously after our marriage, Tom wondered. Just because you have updated your estate plan doesnt end it. The surviving spouse still has an elective share available which would roughly give him or her thirty percent of the deceased spouses estate, even if the surviving spouse is excluded in the will. I answered. A nuptial agreement waiving these rights is the only legal way to foreclose this possibility. It sounds like the survivor of us would actually have to do something proactive to take from the others estate, Nancy pointed out. And we trust each other not to do that. So is a nuptial agreement really necessary? Not if the survivor of you doesnt make the election, I confirmed. But imagine a scenario where the survivor of you has dementia and that spouses adult child who holds a durable power of attorney makes the election on behalf of their parent. The adult child would have a vested interest to do so since he or she would inherit more. Well I would tell my children not to make that election. Tom said. But I see where the trust that Nancy and I have with each other sometimes might not be enough. I havent even discussed the Florida homestead issue, I continued. The home is in Toms name, I said, so where would Nancy reside if Tom predeceases her? I want my will to give a life estate to Nancy and then at her death the house would go to my children. Theyd probably sell it and divide the proceeds. Unfortunately without a nuptial agreement waiving Floridas descent and devise rules, that provision in your will would be considered invalid, I counseled. Really? I cant do what I want with my home? Tom asked. What would happen when your will contains an invalid devise is one of two things. Nancy could elect to take one-half of the residence as her own as tenants in common with your children, or she could take the life estate. So it could work out as we want? Nancy asked. It could, but there are no guarantees. If you both didnt want Toms children involved in decisions regarding the home before you both were deceased, having a nuptial agreement would go a long way to solving that problem. Many married couples also want more flexibility than Florida law provides, such as giving the surviving spouse the right to sell the home and move to a different home. So one can see that a nuptial agreement may actually serve to ensure a married couples wishes are carried out without having to rely on the goodwill of other family members. A nuptial agreement need not even contemplate divorce but instead could be used as a useful estate planning tool. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerNuptial Agreement Often A Necessary Estate Planning Toolby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Top Agents And Sales Teams VIP Realty Group announced the top agents and sales teams for the month of February. Jim and Penny Hetmanek were recognized as the top sales agents while Lomano, Nicholson & Associates were recognized as the top sales team and top producing team. The Bell team was recognized as top listing team. In addition, Debbie Ringdahl was recognized as the top listing agent and Mary Lou Bailey was recognized as the top producing agent. Debbie Ringdahl Mary Lou Bailey Karen Bell Lomano, Nicholson & Associates Jim and Penny Hetmanek ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS 239.565.1712www.RonSmiley.comDistinctive Homes and CondosCall Ron Smiley w BEAUTIFUL LOGGERHEAD CAY CONDO, A TRANSFORMED, WALKOUT SPECTACULAR. Gutted and redone by Cook & Son in the summer of 2011. Over $55,000 in renovations, which included all new kitchen and appliances, bathrooms, bedrooms and new furniture. Diagonal matching tile throughout the condo and lanai. Walk out the condo to the beach path without steps or elevators to contend with. Wind resistant windows and sliders. Building was re-piped and new pavers replaced the asphalt. ASKING ONLY $495,000Ron Smiley, Realtor, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro, GRI, SCIS, 1031Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


31B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My high school son says hes bored all the time in school. His grades are still pretty good but Im concerned about him. What can I do? Jennifer C., Fort Myers Jennifer, Boredom is a big issue for high school students. Here is some background on the topic. According to a recent Gallup poll that asked American teenagers to choose three words that best described their typical feelings in school from a list of 14 adjectives, bored was chosen most often by one out of every two students. Tired came in second, chosen by 42 percent of teenagers surveyed. Boredom is a global issue as well. Across 32 countries, nearly half of 15-yearolds said they often felt bored at school according to a 2000 OECD survey. Ireland did worst of all, with 67 percent of teenagers reporting frequent boredom, compared to 61 percent in the U.S. Boredom is not healthy. It is related to depression, poor grades, substance abuse, hopelessness, and loneliness. In one survey of 467 recent high school dropouts, nearly half said boredom was a major factor in their decision to quit school. There is a new phenomenon going on now with students and boredom according to a recent report. Students are coping with it digitally. Just look at a real-time map of bored-in-school Twitter real-time graph to see how many are tweeting about being bored at school. Students are now tweeting about their boredom in huge numbers. Students appeared to be bored most often around 10 or 11 a.m., Eastern Time in America. By then, schools are in-session all over the country, and the Tweets explode. Some kids are complaining but most just want a response from anyone so they can engage in some type of interaction. While not all schools permit digital devices, there are so many ways kids get around this rule. Many more teachers and schools have decided to allow the devices with some limitations, since smart phones can hypothetically be used for research and since comprehensive bans are so arduous to enforce. According to Amanda Ripley, a writer for the New Republic, there is very little research on boredom; its not a topic that has been well investigated. What we do know more about is how to engage kids in learning. And right now that should be the focus. Studies tell us that the way to engage students in their learning is to make the work relevant to their lives. There are many examples of good teachers who do just that. Im sure you can think back to a time when your son was highly engaged with a school project or class and much of that was due to the teachers skills of presenting and reinforcing the material is a creative and relevant manner. It might be time to take a closer look at what your son is studying. Is his boredom in every class or just a few? Is he taking the correct classes to help him meet future goals? Are the classes too easy or maybe too difficult? Does he have the prerequisite skills to accomplish the class work? Maybe he is just trying to fit in with the crowd by saying hes bored. If he does reveal that a particular class is just deadly for him, talk about it. See if you can help him understand the how the course work relates to his life right now. This isnt a one-time lecture from you but an ongoing conversation where you and he can really dig in and get more insight into your sons interests and needs. It may be hard to start this conversation but over time both you and he will appreciate the insights you discover. Greggs is adjunct faculty member 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. Forum At Edison State CollegeThe Edison State College Diversity Alliance is hosting its 9th annual Religious Diversity Forum from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 on the colleges Fort Myers campus in building U, room 102. The event is free and open to the public. The forum, entitled Women and Religion, will feature the following panelists: Reverend Margaret Beard, minister, All Faiths Unitarian Congregation Mary Tracey Sigman, Buddhist leader, Rissho Kosei-kai Sect Dale Cohen, religious education director, Temple Beth El Geri Gallagher, member, Free Inquiry Group of Southwest Florida Refreshments will be served, courtesy of Edison State College Student Life. For more information, contact Dr. Russell H. Swanson at Russell.Swanson@ or call 489-9312. New Lee County Environmental Policy Management Office Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais announced the establishment of the Environmental Policy Management Office. The new office will be responsible for ensuring a balanced approach as county staff reviews and enforces Lee County commissioners environmental policies. Staff will serve as a central source of environmental information and assistance to Desjarlais and his senior management team as well as to county departments such as community development, natural resources, transportation, utilities, transit and solid waste areas that affect Lee Countys management of environmental sciences, construction management and landuse planning and zoning. As we emerge from a failed economy and begin to rebound, it is more important than ever for us to demonstrate to commissioners and the community that the Lee County staff is committed to sound, fair and consistent review and application of the Lee County Commissions environmental and economic policies, codes and programs as well as state and federal laws, Desjarlais said. The office will be led by Holly Schwartz, a 20-year county employee with experience and knowledge of environmental policies and the Lee County Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Schwartz will transition from her post as assistant county manager to head up the new office, which will include four other current county employees who will be reassigned to this effort. Desjarlais announcement is part of an on-going strategic planning process that is designed to identify Lees critical financial, operational, capital, technology and staff issues and to focus on basic services and customer service. The strategic planning will support commissioners in establishing priorities and direction for several years. We plan to focus on strategic opportunities in order to continue to provide costeffective and quality services as well as good customer services, Desjarlais said. A landing page at will be established soon for the new office, which was officially launched on March 24. For more information, call 533-2221. Email your editorial copy to: Share your communitynews with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email:


Superior InteriorsDont Be Matchy-Matchyby Jeanie TinchOne of the tips I often give during interior decorating seminars is: Take a look in your closet. What colors do you see in your wardrobe that you particularly enjoy? Pastels? Dark jewel tones? Neutrals? Bright, lively shades? Doesnt it stand to reason that the very colors youre attracted to in your wardrobe might just be the perfect shades to consider in re-coloring a room? When you look in that closet though, dont you often see outfits that match? Well this falls New York Fashion Week offered a different approach. One word that was heard frequently was juxtaposition. That means not so matchymatchy. Theres more freedom now to express yourself through clothes than there was 20 years ago, 50 years ago, said one designer. (I wonder if that includes the disco-era? Maybe that was too much expression then.) If fashion designer Kenneth Cole can embrace prints, stripes, dressy and casual, all in one outfit, then why not do the same in your home? Isnt it all about personality? Much like you dont want to see the same dress you are wearing at a party, you dont want your home to look just like some other one. You want it to reflect your lifestyle, your taste, your personality. Your decorating should tell a story about you and your family, the area in which you live, your culture, your talents your loves. It should look different from a picture in a magazine. That means having the freedom to mix and match, or not match at all. Yes, you do want something that holds it all together. It could be a theme, a color, a style, an emphasis. Emphasis is truly adding the excitement factor to the creation of a new room. The basic idea behind emphasis in decorating is that every room should have a focal point, or a center of interest that immediately attracts the attention of anyone entering the room. Perhaps, though, its time to change a rooms focal point by juxtaposing a new element into the design. Just as you feel special entering an event in a new outfit, you can make it an event to enter your favorite room with a new focal point. Another aspect of not being matchymatchy in your home is the notion that good decorating must be limited to only one interior style. That idea has been discarded. Just because you like country in one room doesnt mean you cant have a different theme in other rooms. Its not unusual these days to see several different compatible styles within the same household. For example, some of the most exciting home interiors might include a formal Queen Anne living room and dining room, a contemporary kitchen, a country family room and a romantic Victorian master bedroom. Hows that for not being matchy-matchy? As you hit the stores looking for the new fall and winter fashions, think about this: A new outfit is enjoyed periodically. A new look for a room is seen every day. Dont be afraid to mix it up. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Insurance Tip Loss Of Use Coverageby Angela Larson RoehlLoss of use coverage provides coverage in the event your property has a partial or complete loss that prevents you from living in the dwelling until repairs are made. Usually the coverage for loss of use is based on a percentage of the dwelling coverage. However, in some cases you can increase/decrease coverage based on your needs. Seasonal/secondary home owners usually do not need this coverage as they have another residence to reside in while repairs are being made. Payment of loss of use will be based on the least amount of time necessary for the repair or replacement. This coverage is only payable if the damage to your home was caused by an insured peril and coverage will be based on your normal standard of living, for instance the same size of living area your home has. The carrier may not pay the additional costs should you rent a home that is much larger or more elaborate than your current home. The carrier may also not pay for any additional rents to a temporary residence if the repairs are all done, but you decide to stay in the rental for an extended period of time. While your homeowners policy offers loss of use coverage, your flood policy specifically excludes this coverage. Angela Larson Roehl is a SanibelCaptiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience. She can be reached at info@rosierinsurance. com. LCEC Makes New Award To CROW LCEC is giving a $4,450 environmental funding award to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) to help save wildlife through care, education, and collaboration. CROW is the first organization to receive LCECs newly established environmental funding award. To apply for this award, organizations can email to receive an application. The deadline for 2014 award applications is September 1. Interested organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered, including being located within LCEC service territory, funding utilized for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry, and having a demonstrated need for funds. Fan Appreciation Night With The EverbladesSanibel Night with the Everblades is Saturday, April 12. Game time is 7 p.m., Everblades vs. the Greenville Road Warriors at Germain Arena. This is the last game of the regular season and it will have playoff seeding implications. Tickets are $22 for adults or children. Purchase your tickets at the Sanibel Recreation Center by Wednesday, April 9 and receive a commemorative Florida Everblades shirt at the game. With each ticket purchase, receive an entry into a chance drawing to ride the Zamboni after the first period. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345. Craig R. Hersch | Attorney, CPA Estate Planning Wills Revocable Trusts Durable Powers of Attorney Probate & Trust Administrations Irrevocable Trusts including modifying problem trusts Elder Law ServicesWhy not take the time to protect it for your loved ones?YOUVE WORKED HARD TO EARN AND SAVE ITCall 239-334-1141 for a FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide Celebrating 90 Years Serving Southwest Florida Florida Bar Board Certied Wills, Trusts & Estate Specialist Will Power Columnist 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 | 239-334-1141 Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference 32B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


33B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Next Trailways Camp Is April 7-10Its a marvelous thing! These are the words of Shelley Brunner, a Sanibel resident and mother of Jeremy Flickinger, who is 34, has Downs Syndrome and is profoundly deaf. He communicates using his own adaptations of American Sign Language. Jeremy attended the February session of the Trailways Camps, founded by Sharon and Jerry Miller. The Millers established the Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund in 2012 and have partnered with Goodwill Southwest Florida and the Riverside Retreat Center in Alva to provide this unique, and much needed, opportunity for adults with special needs who live in Southwest Florida. They, along with their son Benjamin, are also Sanibel residents. Brunner explained that for Jeremy, the camp experience provides an opportunity to do things, to be part of something, meet new people, make some friends and to have new adventures. For me, it was an opportunity to have some healing time from surgery that I had the week before. These feelings are reflected in the ratings given by campers, families, volunteers and staff who participated. The overall rating for Trailways Camp in February was a 4.87 out of 5 possible for the various experiences at the camp. Brunner, her son and their toy poodle Bella moved from Tennessee to Florida in May 2013. Family members had lived in the Fort Myers area for many years previously and Mrs. Brunner had worked on Captiva. She is now living on Sanibel and working at Magnolias in Periwinkle Place. They reside in an apartment with assistance from the Community Housing and Resources. The next Trailways Camp will be held April 7 to 10. Application can be made by contacting Jesi Cason, Trailways Camp Coordinator, at 357-3623 ext. 2312 or online at Shelley Brunner with her son, Jeremy, and their toy poodle, Bella Jeremy with Jesi Caison, Trailways Camp coordinator, receiving the Most Fish Inches Award at Trailways Camp Jeremy Flickinger Jeremy Flickinger loved the Special Equestrian horse Sale And Auction To Help End SlaveryOn April 5, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) 2nd annual Bling Bash will be held at the Forever Green Shops, 2025 Periwinkle Place, from 3 to 6 p.m. Last year, money was raised to support programs for youth to learn how to protect themselves from becoming victims of human trafficking. The group which is most targeted in the state of Florida is young American girls between the ages of 11 and 15 so HTAP targets them as the group which needs the most education. Through its ARTREACH and TIPS programs, working at after school programs and summer camps, HTAP reached over 100 students last year at Boys and Girls Clubs, Our Mothers Home and the Heights Center. After four years of development of its youth programs, HTAP has held Train the Trainer classes locally, in Tampa, Savannah and Milwaukee and has seen the program spread across the country. HTAP is currently developing a prevention program aimed specifically at boys since more boys are victimized. This year, there will be over 1,000 pieces of previously loved jewelry for sale; jewelry from noted local designer Lindy Holt; and over 60 silent and live auction items from local businesses, designers and jewelers. Proceeds from sales will support youth programs and the Point of Contact, Point of Rescue program which is educating the staff of Lee Memorial Health System to recognize the signs of trafficking, follow a protocol to report cases, and teach librarians and hotel employees the same. The suggested donation is $20, which includes six raffle tickets and special opportunities at the live auction, conducted by professional auctioneer Jean Baer. All are welcome to purchase jewelry, sample canapes by Cips Place and honor Yaro Garcia, head clinician at the ACT center who has personally treated over 120 human trafficking victims in Southwest Florida over the last five years. Garcia is president of the SWFL Regional Human Trafficking Coalition. She will receive the first Human Trafficking Awareness Partner of the Year Award. Make reservations at Cips Place for dining during or after the Bling Bash and a portion of your tab will go to HTAP. Reservations are recommended. The first silent auction will end at 4:30 p.m., followed by the award presentation. At 5 p.m., the live auction will be held and at 5:45 p.m., the second silent auction will end. Auction items include eco-tours, resort stays, theater tickets, gift certificates for dance lessons and dinners, jewelry, and some special items for men. Donations, auction items and jewelry will accepted up until the day of the event. For more information, call 415-2635 or email Designer Roberta Montgomerys necklace will be up for auction ARTREACH program at Boys and Girls Club in Fort Myers


ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 201434B fishing and wildlife. The festival held on November 6 to 9 at Sun Splash Family Water Park will feature a national musical act, gymnastic entertainment, carnival rides, water-ski shows, tropical food, contests, coconut crafts, fireworks and more. Visit or call 573-3121 for a complete schedule. Sanibel Island Writers Conference Participants at all stages of development, from notebook scribblers to published novelists, are invited to attend workshops in fiction, poetry, songwriting, childrens literature, journalism, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, publishing and editing, along with nightly readings and concerts. All scheduled events are presented by celebrated and experienced writers and teachers, and are open to fulltime registrants. The conference held from November 6 to 9 welcomes any aspiring writer who wants to create new work or refine a project already in progress. The keynote address will be presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. Call 590-7421 or visit for registration details, schedule and costs. American Sand Sculpting Championships Come join the fun on Fort Myers Beach for the 28th annual American Sand Sculpting Championship and Beach Festival, returning on November 21 to 30. Sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, this fun-filled event will include world-class master sand sculptors, a state championship contest, amateur contest, quick sand speed sculpting, sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, chain saw art, flying colors, a kids activity area with bounce houses and slides, and more than 60 vendors. Scheduled for 10 days this year, the first week will include the Master Solos and Amateur divisions. The second week includes the Master Doubles and State Championship divisions. Call 454-7500 or visit for schedule details. Christmas Luminary Trail and Open House December 5 and 6 472-1080 This popular event draws visitors from all over the world as they join local residents to celebrate the season. Three miles of luminary candles line Periwinkle Way from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Sanibel Island on December 5 and December 6 on Captiva Island. Businesses are decorated for the holidays with 2,000 candles illuminating the island pathways, storefronts and homes. Call 472-1080 or visit www. for more details. Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at the Estates reflect the many contributions of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and their families. Discover the fun of a bygone era and make this a holiday tradition for your family. It was chosen by the editors of 10 Best for USA Today as one of the Historic Homes for the Holidays, which also included The White House, Mount Vernon, Monticello and the Biltmore in North Carolina. The event is a must see holiday tradition in Southwest Florida. During the holidays, the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford are seasonally decorated and visitors have the option of a self-guided tour or a guided tour with a historian. Holiday Nights includes evening entertainment by school and community groups, book signings and appearances by artists, plus the Childrens Tree Trail, a forest of trees. See for admission and details. Captiva Holiday Village Joyful sights and sounds will fill the beaches, bays and lanes of this quaint and cozy village throughout the month of December. Packed with holiday activities for everyone in the family, this event includes nightly entertainment, tree lightings, Junkanoo Parade, Santa visits, decorated boat and golf cart parades, musical performances, fireworks and much more. Check out for details and a complete schedule. The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Southwest Florida includes Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Pine Island, Boca Grande & Outer islands, North Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres. From page 1BWildlife Driveno longer pervious and had become so rough that our cycling visitors could no longer comfortably ride the drive. It was supposed to last at least 10 years, but it barely lasted that long as it was severely crumbling and functionally impervious, he explained, adding that the fresh asphalt surface will extend the life of Wildlife Drive for at least 20 years. Following their ceremonial first ride through Ding Darling, members of the Bike Club traveled to Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille for lunch. 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 erence Is it time to nish your degree? We can help!Scholarships & mentors Jewelry Designer Bez Ambar To Visit Congress JewelersBez Ambar, creator of the Princess, Quadrillion and Blaze cut diamonds, is coming to Sanibel March 28 and 29 to showcase his collection at Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place Shopping Center, 2075 Periwinkle Way. During his two-day visit, Ambar will be available to sketch and collaborate with customers on their very own masterpieces. In 1979, Ambar wanted to create a square-cut diamond that was more modern and could rival the round brilliant diamond. After years working alongside diamond cutters, he achieved the look he wanted. He formed Ambar Diamond in 1980 to sell the diamond in the United States, but he found difficultly in marketing this shape without it being mounted. He ultimately drew on his classical training in sculpture and painting to design his own line of jewelry. Unlike the round brilliant, the square cut diamonds can sit flush against each other, thus creating a modern and seamless presentation. Throughout his career, Ambar has developed the most notable design features, from being the first to use microscopes in setting small diamonds, to creating the term micro-pave. Congress Jewelers was among the first retailers to carry his collections in the United States and has for more than 25 years. Bez Ambar is an innovator and trendsetter in the diamond jewelry industry and without his many talents diamond fashion jewelry would have stayed in very simple platinum settings, said Scot Congress, owner of Congress Jewelers. Grand Opening For New CompanySanCap Management will hold a grand opening party on Wednesday, April 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Our family has dreamed about opening a management firm on Sanibel for years, said Sherry Snyder, owner, along with her husband, Steve. The Snyders have worked in the hospitality industry throughout their careers. Steve is involved with the association management division of the company and will take care of the accounting and financial side of the business. Their three sons, Nicklaus, Joseph and Christopher, are also a part of the family business. Nicklaus is a licensed community association manager and will be managing condominium associations as well as heading up the property watch division. Joseph, an information technology major at FGCU, will assist with IT issues. Christopher is majoring in hospitality management at Florida Gulf Coast University. A ribbon-cutting will be held during the grand opening celebration. The Rev. Christopher Senk of St. Isabels Church on Sanibel and Ric Base, president of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce, will lead the ceremony. The ribbon cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m., followed by appetizers, drinks and give-a-ways including a resort stay, wine basket and restaurant gift certificates. An exhibition of art by Wilson Lopez of Ultimate Mosaic, will add to the festivities along with jazz guitarist Mario The Catman Infanti. Infanti has played with Chuck Mangione, has recorded and produced numerous CDs and jingles for radio and TV, as well as sound tracks for movies. SanCap Management is located at 1177 Causeway Road, next to the chamber of commerce. Quadrillion cut diamond pendant and earrings


35B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Seahorse Project Boosts Childrens HospitalFollowing a special event held Friday, March 7, members of the Seahorse Dream Team announced that they had raised more than $380,000 for the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida during the groups year-long campaign. More than 240 guests, plus a herd of 40 seahorse statues, attended the gala, which was held at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Jack Thomas, a member of the Seahorse Dream Project, expressed the committees gratitude to the individuals, businesses, and organizations for supporting the groups efforts. Thomas stated that, With your donations and sponsorships of the fivefoot-tall, decorated seahorse statues, the Seahorse Dream Project was able to more than triple our goal to raise funds for the new hospital. During the gala he also praised the generosity of an anonymous donor who gave $75,000 recently to the project, helping to boost the total amount to more than $380,000. The project has been guided by a steering committee comprising David Eberhardt, Paula Castallo-Eberhardt, Irma and Roger Spencer, Joyce and Jack Thomas and Jim Sherman, working through the not-for-profit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. Individuals or businesses that would like to continue supporting the Seahorse Dream Project may do so by contacting the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 343-6106. Seahorse Dream Project Committee members with Lee Memorial Health System staff members, from left: David Eberhardt, Paula Castallo-Eberhardt, Jim Nathan Lee Memorial Hospital president and CEO; Jim Sherman, Jack Thomas, Joyce Thomas, Dr. Emad Salman, medical director of hematology/oncology, Irma Spencer and Roger Spencer Is your bug problem SPIRALING out of control?Tempco Pest Control can stop the spiral!Spiraling White Flies feast on more than 60 types of trees and shrubs and leave behind a white, waxy substance called honeydew that spreads rapidly. A black sooty mold develops destroying leaves, and covering cars, pools and patios. The end result is weakened trees, defoliation and a big mess. Dont wait another minute! Call Tempco Pest Control for a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.(239) 693-2330 or visit TempcoPestControl.comTrees primarily affected:Gumbo LimboLive Oak & Black OliveFruit trees & Palm treesAreas primarily affected:Sanibel/Captiva/Fort Myers BeachNaples/Bonita SpringsHow well treat it:Deep root feedingArbor Jet Tree Injection 4735 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 (239) 693-2330 Our experts will determine the best, most cost-effective means of treatment. We offer warranties on all work, so if they come back within the warranty period, well re-treat at no charge. Thats our pest-free guarantee. 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 Read us online at


36B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Local Realtors Donate To The International Osprey FoundationMembers of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors had the opportunity to meet Jim Griffith, president of The International Osprey Foundation, based on Sanibel, at their March 20 Membership Breakfast. Griffith spoke about the foundation and its mission to preserve the osprey population. The members made a donation of $250.00 to help further the efforts of the osprey foundation to build nesting platforms. For more information on the International Osprey Foundation, log onto Lori Pierot presents a check from the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors to Jim Griffith, president of The International Osprey Foundation Save this Emergency Number579-0804 MARK S. MATHUSA D.V.M Sanibel ResidentFull Service Care in one of ce!Medicine Dental Surgery X-Ray House Call Ground Floor Access Friendly StaffCompare our fees! Compare our service! After Hours Emergency 1640-3 Periwinkle Way 1640-3 Periwinkle Way Call Call 239.579.0804 239.579.0804 for appt. for appt. Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate recognize its top producers for the month of January. The top listing producers team was The Burns Family Team. The top listing producer individual/ partners was Bob and Viv Radigan. Top sales producers team was McMurray and Nette. Top sales producer individual/ partners was Fred Newman and Vicki Panico ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Bob Radigan The Burns Family Team Vicki Panico and Fred Newman McMurray and Nette team Top Producers For FebruaryJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate announced its top producers for the month of February. They include top closings agent Phaidra McDermott, top pending sales agent Ellie See and top listings agent Denise Chambre. Denise Chambre Ellie See Phaidra McDermott Cause For The Paws Set For April 11April Bordeaux of the Professional Womens Group has been selected to chair this years Community Action Project. The title of her project is called Cause for the Paws Southwest Florida. A Yappy Hour Pawty is planned for Friday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bell Tower Shops Center Court. All funds raised will benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society. The event will feature a Dogs on the Catwalk fashion show, food, drinks, live entertainment, raffles and vendors of pet related products and services. Admission is free and no registration is required. The fashion show will feature a Dressed for Success category for the best owner/ pet duo dressed the same; Most Creative Costume; and Mr. or Mrs. Congeniality for pets with personality to spare. Entry fee is $5. Pets available for adoption will also take to the catwalk in hopes of finding a forever home during the Diamonds in the Ruff segment. The humane society will accept donations of funds and pet supplies and attendees are asked to bring your donations to help fill the fountain at Center Court. Vendor tables and sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit or email for more information. The Professional Womens Group is a networking, job retention and professional development program that empowers employed Dress for Success SW Florida clients to aspire for self-defined success through motivation, mentoring, resources, training and partnership with professional women in the community. Membership is lifelong, free, and open to all Dress for Success clients who are working or in school. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


Summerlin Rd Colonial BlvdCleveland AveGladiolusBass RdMcGregor BlvdBlvd Del PradoHancock Bdg PkwyPine Island Rd New Location Visit our NEW Summerlin Road Convenient Care walk-in center when you or your child need medical treatment. C ommon me d d d ica l l p ro b b b l l ems s u u c h h h a s s s s s o o r r e e t t t h h h r r o o a a t u co ld s, ras h es, earac h es an d i n f ec ti on s ldhhdifti Minor, nonlife-threatenin g emer g encies, such as sprains, fractures, lacerations, abrasions, burns and eye injuriesSummerlin RoadNow Open 1 6230 Summer l in Roa d ( Summerlin & Bass Roads ) Ot h er l ocations:Cape Coral Pine Island Road, 1682 N.E. Pine Island Road ( Between De l Pra d o an d Super Tar g et)Fort Myers Pa g e Fie ld 4771 S. C l eve l an d Ave. ( North of Pa g e Field Commons) Convenient Care walk-in medical centers239-481-4111 R oa d iC 7 a.m.7 p.m.7 DaysA Week37B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


38B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Everyone I am around seems to be so serious. I try to lighten up and no one seems to get it. I think it is important to laugh and use humor. Any suggestions to help the serious people around me?A: As a therapist, I work with people on their concerns, grief, depression, divorce, addiction and anxiety. I help clients begin to see the light in their darkness and emerge with some sense of hope and encouragement. When appropriate, I even encourage them to see some humor in how they react even in difficult situations. I get them to understand that humor is good for the soul and encourages a cathartic release of emotions. Humor therapy is used in many therapeutic programs. Remember Patch Adams? He was the physician who dressed as a clown and made his primary healing method humor rather than medication with children in hospitals. Humor therapy is used in other rehabilitation programs, including the treatment of physical trauma and addiction. It has also been a stress reliever for the military. Below are some tips to use to help those around you begin to see the value of humor. Look for the humor in what you experience. If you dont learn to laugh at yourself then how are you going to benefit from what laughter offers? Instead of being so serious, lighten up. 2. Watch comedy shows or films. Whether its an old comedy movie or re-runs of Seinfeld or Frazier, expect to crack up. Its a great way to boost the immune system. 3. Practice belly laughing everyday. Think about something really humorous and just start really laughing. The more ridiculous, the better. It will give your internal organs and muscles a fabulous workout. Try it for 30 seconds. 4. Start a comic relief notebook. Write anything or paste cartoons or photos in the notebook that put a smile on your face. Share the notebook with friends and ask them to start one. Share among yourselves. Before you know it, you will have a great collection of humorous sayings, stories, cartoons, and funny photos. Laughing makes you feel good inside. 5. See yourself as more than your work. Unless you are a comedian, you most likely need to be serious in the work that you do. We tend to forget that we are not all about work. Not that you should start taking your work less seriously, just take yourself more lightly. 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, I was patiently waiting for the lab results from a lab test I recently had. Finally the doctors nurse called with the results. She stumbled over the numbers and then said she could not read the doctors writing. Then said, I think it says that you are to continue to watch your diet, and come back in six months for more tests. It was pointless for me to ask to have the doctor call because he does not make phone calls to patients but he does take Medicare so I will have to stay with him. Does that tell me something? And what do you think? Maryanne Dear Maryanne, I know it is hard being a patient. It is also very hard being a health care provider. I am confident that most health care providers go to work wanting to provide the best care possible but, because of policies and procedures to meet legal, insurance and business demands, it is difficult to provide the care we wish we could.I am not suggesting that anyone stand for poor care. I am suggesting that patients try to work with providers, understand that while one patient believes their concerns are the most important and must be answered immediately; there are 500 patients who feel the exact same way.Pryce Dear Maryanne, I have experienced many similar problems and it is very annoying and frustrating. Unfortunately this seems to be the direction that modern medicine is going. Government regulations, insurance companies and the legal system have made it extraordinarily difficult for medical offices to function the way they did in the past. Regulations first, the patient second. Lizzie Dear Mom & Me, While scanning the net the other day I read about Bubba, and thought you might find this interesting and entertaining. Bubba walked into a doctors office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Bubba said shingles. so she wrote continued on page 39B Our email address is deaRPharmacistSix Tips That Could Save Your Lifeby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I take four different medications now. Lately, Ive had stomach pain, insomnia, headaches and dizziness. I am sure its related to my medicine. What should I do, stop everything? LE, Seattle, Washington While I do believe in drug holidays I dont think you should ever undertake those without your physicians approval and supervision. If you stop certain medications suddenly that are supposed to be weaned off slowly, it could cause seizures or major withdrawal problems. If youre fed up and insist on stopping everything, you must do it properly, and with supervision by your doctors. When beginning a medication or new dietary supplement, its ideal to keep a little notepad handy, an app, or a computer document to track progress. Doing this allows you to pinpoint which medication triggers a side-effect. I believe all side-effects are caused by the drug nutrient depletion, something I call the drug mugger effect. Unfortunately the side-effects are often misdiagnosed and labeled a symptom thus giving you some new disease. By restoring nutrients stolen by your medicine, you can avoid these new symptoms. Thats important, because nutrient deficiencies look just like diseases. For example, a diagnosis of restless legs syndrome could be tied to your cholesterol medicine stealing vitamin D and CoQ10. Your depression diagnosis may just be related to your acid blocker, which suppresses your ability to make neurotransmitters by mugging your body of probiotics and methylcobalamin (a form of B12). Ive been a pharmacist for 24 years, so here are some of my ninja secrets to help you minimize side-effects and interactions: Go to the same pharmacy each time. There is a computer record of your medication profile that automatically screens for interactions. If you chase coupons and stray, the new pharmacy will not have the rest of your medication profile and youre more apt to experience an interaction. Take your medication at the same time each day. If you take your blood pressure pill at different times of the day, you will experience more highs and lows in your blood stream, and the swinging blood levels cause dizziness, nausea and faintness. Consider the drug mugging effect. If you take one or two medications, and suddenly need more medications for brand new symptoms, its probably related to drug number 1 or 2 ripping you off! You have to fix the nutrient depletions, not layer on more medications. Dont drink coffee with stimulants. Theres an additive effect of caffeine with certain drugs like Provigil, Adderall, Concerta and Ritalin. Avoid the stimulants. Dont drink alcohol with sedatives. Theres an enhanced effect on your nervous system, and the alcohol can make your medicine work much stronger causing your breathing to stop completely. Its bad news to combine drugs that all depress your nervous system. Ask both your doctor and pharmacist point blank, Will this new medication interact with anything Im taking. This is particularly important if you go to more than one physician. 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. 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


39B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 From page 38BMom And Medown his name, address and medical insurance number and told him to have a seat. Fifteen minutes later a nurses aid came out and asked Bubba what he had and Bubba said shingles. So she wrote down his height, weight a complete medical history and told him to wait in the examining room. A half an hour later a nurse came in and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said shingles. The nurse gave Bubba a blood test, a blood pressure test and an electrocardiogram, and told him to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor. An hour later the doctor came in and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said shingles. The doctor asked where? Bubba said outside on the truck, where do you want them? Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is Fundraiser To Benefit Ronald McDonald House CharitiesThe Red Shoe Society will host a fundraiser with the Florida Everblades on Saturday, April 5 benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of SW Florida. You can support this great cause while watching some hard hitting hockey action as the Everblades take on the Greenville Road Warriors. There will be a pre-game tailgate party, a hockey puck entrance giveaway and a chance to win some great prizes. Tickets are $20 and include an end zone ticket, pre-game tailgate access and a $10 donation to RMHC. The Red Shoe Society is a group of young professionals dedicated to supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida through fundraising, volunteerism and public awareness of its mission to improve the health and well-being of children and provide a home away from home for families of hospitalized children. For ticket information, visit or www. to get involved. Reservations: 239.437.3900 se habla espaol Visit us online at www.DrPrendiville.comLook Young AgainJoin us for a free facial rejuvenation seminar. Learn the advancements in facial rejuvenation from Southwest Floridas facial expert.Friday, April 11 at 11:30amSanibel Harbour 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive Fort Myers, FL 33908 Space Is Limited. Reserve your spot today!Stephen Prendiville, MDFellowship Trained & Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon FREE SEMINAR Read us online at Mobile Mammogram Returns March 31The City of Sanibel Recreation Center will host the Radiology Regional Centers Mobile Mammo Coach on Monday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Mobile Mammo Coach is a state of the art breast imaging clinic, providing full field digital mammography services. Most insurances are accepted and discounted self-pay pricing available. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. More importantly, with early detection, the survival rate for an early diagnosed breast cancer at five years is better than 97 percent. Mammography is one aspect of breast health, in addition to monthly self-exam and annual physician exam. For an appointment or if you have any questions relative to the test, call the Radiology Regional Center at 9362316. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit Womens Health Series ContinuesThe next FISH of Sanibel-Captiva Womens Health Seminar Series presentation is on the topic of Womens Physical Health: Making Various Forms of Exercise Worthwhile For You on! Wednesday, April. 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. It will be presented by Barbara Gennity, fitness coordinator, Sanibel Recreation Center. Seminar #4, Womens Medical Health and Well Being, is set for Wednesday, April 9, presented by Dr. Anne LordTomas, private practice physician at Womens Health and Gynecology. Contact Jessi or Christine at FISH, 472-4775, for more information. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email Doctors Eyecare Centers Robert G LeSage, OD & Timothy E. Underhill, OD Just off the Island! Professional eye care for over 20 years. Glaucoma, Cataract, Macular evaluations. Contact lens and optical services. Join your neighbors and see us for all your eye care needs. 239-482-0355 15620 McGregor Blvd., Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33908


To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213 PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 40B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 Products: Career information available Gift ideas available ALWAYS A GIFT WITH PURCHASE! CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386AIR CONDITIONING Licensed & Insured: CBC1254276 and CAC1814724Call today for a free estimate!( 239 ) 344-6883We are your One-Stop Contractor Sales Service Installation Duct Cleaning 24 Hour Emergency Service AIR CONDITIONING BY: Alligator Scallopini with Sauce Dijon 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound alligator fillets, thinly sliced or pounded thin 2 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped 1/4 cup brandy 1 10-ounce can cream of mushroom soup 3/4 cup milk 3 tablespoons coarse-grain Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons chopped parsley Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add alligator meat and saut quickly 1 minute per side. Remove and keep warm. Add shallots to skillet and saut 2 minutes. Add brandy to skillet and deglaze by stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of pan. Stir in soup, milk, mustard and parsley. Simmer over low heat until sauce is smooth and thick. To serve, spoon Dijon sauce over alligator scallopini. Alligator Scallopini with Sauce Dijon


answer on page 43BSUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 43B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS 41B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 CO MPUTER S CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS G LA SS 2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975 Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass Specialists in impact condo complex replacement H O ME S TA G IN G SHERRI MARTINOWNER(239) 233-7823 SHERRI@SANIBELHOMESTAGING.COMWWW.SANIBELHOMESTAGING.COMStaging Sanibel, Captiva & the Surrounding Area CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S C U S T O M H O ME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446


Read us online at PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Top 10 Real Estate Sales42B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014DESIGN AND REMODELING ARTISTIC INTERIORS INC. CALL CHRIS BORING @239-989-6122BORINGDESIGNSO6 @EMBARQMAIL.COMLic#RG291 103860, SI 16371DESIGNING AND REMODELINGFROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETIONQUALITY REMODELING AND SERVICEWE DONT JUST DO REMODELING, WE CREATE ARTWORKINTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128UPH O L S TERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandPET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland B O AT DETAILIN G WE TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR BOAT CARE NEEDS!WASH WAX BOAT HAUL-OUT MONTHLY/QUARTERLY MAINTENANCE239-246-1180Rinn Newmeyer25 YEAR SANIBEL RESIDENTU.S.C.G. MASTER LICENSED TREE & LAWN C ARE Jesus Hernandez LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE 482-7350 We Service All your Landscape Needs FULL Landscaping SERVICES Tree TRIMMING AND REMOVAL Stump Grinding SANIBEL INVASIVE VEGETATION REMOVAL MONTHLY MAINTENANCE SERVICES FREE Landscape Consultation and LANDSCAPE Designs LANDSCAPE REFURBISHING MULCHING RIP RAP GRAVEL DRIVEWAYS CUSTOM PAVERS NOW OFFERING IRRIGATION WET CHECKOver 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myerslicensed insured jesuslawncare@gmail.comNEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R N Cbtn f Rr CGC1517615www.dbrowngc.com239-593-1998 A BBB Accredited Business with an +A Rating Courtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate City Sub Condo Name CityYear BuiltSquare FootageList Price Selling Price Days On Market Bonita Springs Bonita Beach Bonita Springs2003 4,562 $3,995,000 $3,500,000 64 Fort MyersFiddlesticks Country ClubFort Myers1987 9,363 $999,000 $950,000 245 Sanibel Seagull Estates Sanibel 1987 1,824 $749,900 $725,000 0 Fort Myers Somerset Fort Myers2011 3,094 $719,900 $689,000 128 Fort Myers Bella Lago Fort Myers2005 3,120 $699,900 $678,000 0 Fort Myers BeachFlamingo BayFort Myers Beach1988 1,580 $529,900 $525,000 257 Fort Myers Heritage Palms Fort Myers2004 3,995 $649,500 $525,000 6 Fort MyersPalm Acres First AdditionFort Myers1991 2,047 $550,000 $510,000 33 Bonita Springs Bellino Bonita Springs2006 2,543 $489,900 $478,000 37 Cape Coral Cape Coral Cape Coral2001 1,969 $549,000 $475,000 48


PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUPER CROSSWORD PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 43B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 SCRAMBLERS REMODELING We are your One-Stop ContractorCall today for a free estimate!(239) 344-6883Licensed & Insured: CBC1254276 and CAC1814724 REMODELINGD O Sbtnn Residential & Commercial Additions Kitchen & Bath Design Water Damage Restoration & Repair Roof Repairs Screen EnclosuresH O ME WAT C H 20 year Sanibel ResidentJack David Beeper:Dial 279-8701 then enter your number and # Phone number 472-8269 License# 97-06781 EMAIL: HOME WATCH LAWN MAINTENAN C E CO NTRA C T O R G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238TREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789 FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) email: captmattmitchell@aol.comPRE SS URE WA S HIN G Owner Matthew Ryan1-239-645-9834www.oneppw.comLicense & Insured Owner Owner Ask About Our$9900Specials!! Professional Pressure WashingFREE ESTIMATEQuality Service Guaranteed


REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 44B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Read us online at: RS 3/21 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COMC M F Y Pbtn T Looking for a Home in McGregor Woods ? ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN 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 ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since RS 3/28 BM TFNGULF FRONT Fully Furnished 2/2 Condo. Pool/Tennis. $3,500/mo. GREAT DEAL NOW RENT TILL NOV. 1 RIGHT ACROSS FROM BEACH Furnished two BR/two baths. Pool/Tennis. Discounted $900/mo. 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. CAPTIVA BAY SIDE Ground Level 3/2 UF with pool. Beach and Bay access. $3,300/mo. ANNUAL RENTALThree bedroom, three full baths, elevated pool home, unfurnished. West end location, close to Bowmans Beach. Available June 1st, $2,600 per month which includes pool and landscaping. Call KC for more information, 239-470-1516. NS 3/28 CC 4/4 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 VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 1/4 CC TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESSGulf Pines 3BR/2BTH Lanai Pool,Tennis, WI/FI Available March &/or April Call Cathy 786-877-5330 Miamiblocks@bellsouth.netNS 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 tidewaterbob@comcast.netRS 2/28 CC TFN WATCH THE OCEAN FROM BEDSanibel Direct Gulf Front Panoramic View Big Luxury Lanai w/Glass Doors. 2B/2Ba. WIFI-Beach Items-3 Flat Screen TVs w/DVD Details & Photos: RS 3/28 CC 4/25 GARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTINGRICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER239-472-5147garciaonsanibel.comOffering Personal, Private, and Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. 30 Year Resident of Sanibel. Licensed in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. NS 3/7 CC 3/28 REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL RENTALRESTAURANT, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716RR 1/17 NC TFN PRIME BUSINESS LOCATION 1640 Periwinkle Way, Unit 1. 850 sf. in Lime Tree Center. Large exterior sign & Periwinkle facing window. 239-472-2466RS 3/28 CC 3/28 PRIME OFFICE PRIME OFFICE space available for lease located in a key Periwinkle location. Approx. 800 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 RS 3/28 CC 4/4 HOME WATCHSanisal Property Management Complete Home & Condo Service 24/7 Sanibel Call: Sally & Bob 239-565-7438 www.homewatchsanibel.comNS 1/17 CC 5/16 SERVICES OFFEREDS. FL LINE DANCEWith Robert Robitaille Line dance classes. Fun and great exercise with energetic instructor. All styles of music! No experience or partner required. Audience: adults and seniors. First 30 minutes of class is an instruction for beginners. Call 239-245-8196 or cell 954-309-3778. Welcome all...RS 11/15 CC TFN HOME WATCH! Going North or on vacation? I hold a Florida CAM license; will do monthly or bi-monthly checks of your condo; will email after each visit & photo any problems. Reasonable rate per visit. References. Call Sandra at cell: 843-216-5609RS 3/28 CC 3/28 FICTITIOUS NAMEFICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of BILLYS AT BAILEYS, located in Lee County, Florida with an address of 2437 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 7th day of March 2014. Billy KirklandNS 3/28 CC 3/28 FOR RENTDUNES TOWNHOUSESpacious, furnished townhouse with 3+ bdrms./ 3 baths, avail. May-Dec. for $1,600. mo. Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and a 2 car garage. View is of propertys swimming pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay. Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: 2/14 CC TFN


CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 45B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO CLICK ON: PLACE CLASSIFIED 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 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 OFFEREDSCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 3/21 CC TFN HELP WANTEDHousekeeping Inspector needed for Sanibel Vacation Rental Company. 40 hour week, bene ts. Saturdays mandatory. Must have reliable transportation. Call David L Schuldenfrei at 472-1613 or fax a resume to 427-7543 or email to DSchuldenfrei@VIPrealty.comNS 3/21 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN FULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIANBene ts Tolls Paid Call Maureen at the Sanibel School 239 472-1617NS 3/21 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN LOVE TO BEAD?PT sales, Tuesdays 11-5:15 p.m. Retail sales experience a must. Basic beading experience prefered. Fill out application in store. 1101 Periwinkle Way M Sat. 11 -5 p.m.NS 3/28 CC TFN 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. Excellent compensation package based on Vacation Rental experience. Call David at VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613NS 1/24 CC TFN HELP WANTEDThe Sanibel Bookshop is hiring for full and part time positions. If you have a love for books, strong customer skills, ability to multi task, and are team player. Apply to holliesbooks@aol.comNS 3/28 CC 3/28 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 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN BOAT STORAGESECURE INDOOR BOAT STORAGE FOR RENT10x12x30 GROUND LEVEL Dry Dock at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club (Next to Sanibel Bridges) Unlimited In/Out Privileges 7 days/week. Complete Boat Wash/Engine ush after each use. Total use of club facilities (no dues.) (Restaurant, Marina Supplies & Boat Shop & Certi ed Mechanics & Repair Shop); showers, Fuel at Wholesale (gas & Diesel) Slip #157 Call Chad 239-222-4848 Call Phil 239-395-0407NS 3/21 CC 4/11 BOAT SLIP FOR RENTBay Drive Boat Slip Gulf Access. Summer or Winter or Year Round. 413-374-3995.NS 3/28 CC 4/18 AUTO FOR SALE1993 MAZDA MIATA CONVERTIBLEIsland car, garage kept, only 46,000 original miles! Hardtop included. $3,900. Car located on Captiva. 207.229.3214NS 3/21 CC 3/28 2007 HONDA ODYSSEYOriginal owner since purchase and only 25,000 miles. Kept in garage 6 mo/year but driven weekly. Power windows & doors and cloth interior. Seating for 8. Asking $13,000. Gently used. Call 1-413-668-8335NS 3/28 CC 4/4 AUTO STORAGE WANTEDSTORAGE WANTEDInside storage for 2 cars on Sanibel May 1 to November 1. Call 395-1178.NS 3/28 CC 3/28 LOST PETMISSING CATMissing adult male neutered black cat. answers to Sammy. Friendly and affectionate. Last seen in area of East Rocks subdivision. Call 239-395-0757 or cell 270-559-9079 or e-mail ckcarolyn@comcast.netNS 3/28 CC 3/28 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 FOR SALESilver Jewelry SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 3/21 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALESaturday, March 29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 821 Sand Dollar Drive, Sanibel. Misc. items: clothing, books, decor, puzzles, games, toys, etc. NS 3/28 CC 3/28 GARAGE SALE TO BENEFIT ZONTA CLUB CONFERENCE FUND8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 29 1046 Sand Castle Road. Lots of good stuff. NS 3/28 CC 3/28 SERVICES OFFEREDLIVE-IN PROPERTY CARETAKER SANIBEL OR CAPTIVAWell-respected, reliable, year-round island resident available to reside on your property to monitor maintenance needs and offer peace-of-mind for you and your home while you are away. Many local references available. Call 407-404-0022 NS 3/28 CC 3/28


NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2040 The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week Email your editorial copy to: 46B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014 Hi, my name is Ginger and I am a 2-monthold black female American Staffordshire mix. I was one of five puppies found in the woods with our mom. We are all so lovable and obviously adorable, so why wait. You can train me to be the perfect family dog youve always wanted, Adoption fee: $95 Im Ace, a domestic short hair neutered male gray and white tabby cat. Do you think you could find a little room in your heart and home to adopt me? Im really a personable kitty that plays well with others. Im pretty low maintenance too. I enjoy lazy afternoons and Id be happy to spend some with you. Adoption fee: $50. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Ace ID# 583909 Ginger ID# 582106 photos by


BEACH CHAIR PASTIMEanswers on page 43B47B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014


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. PLAY 18 HOLES BEFORE 8:30AM FOR ONLY $99 IF YOU WANT TO BE A CHAMPION, THEN COME JOIN THE DUNES! Your Club celebrated with e Dunes Mens White B Team as they raised their trophies in pride as the 2014 Lee County League Champions. 1st RowJohn Gersack, Ray Vazquez. 2nd Row-Tom Settanni, Fred Gobel, Don Athey, Clint Parsons, Jim Fantozzi, Cli Leach. 3rd RowPhil Howard, Manfred Dicks, Steve Wassman, John Bralove, Howard Dwyer. TopAndy BermanEvery Sunday, e Dunes hosts its weekly MIXED GOLF EVENT. Teams of couples and friends play 18 holes of competitive but always social golf and then complete the day at the club's Sunday Backyard BBQ. is week's format was Couple Swap (1 Net Better of 2) and the Rains and McLaughlins take the rst place prize! Bruce and Jeanette McLaughlin with Mo and Gordon Rains e Dunes introduces the newest island event THE DUNES GOLF SANCAP SCRAMBLE. e Dunes partners with Sanibel Captiva Community Bank to o er a full summer schedule of Friday Scrambles And kicking o the season is the March Scramble event, all starting tonight at 5:30pm. Come out and play with members and island locals...ONLY $49/Member for nine holes of golf, a backyard BBQ dinner and winning prizes! The Dunes announces its brand new Spring Golf Rates. Only $109 for 18 holes of golf, The Dunes announces its brand new Spring Golf Rates. Only $109 for 18 holes of golf, $99 Early Bird Special if you play before 8:30am and only $70 Twilight Special if you play after $99 Early Bird Special if you play before 8:30am and only $70 Twilight Special if you play after 3:45pm. Become a Full Club member and pay only $23 everyday or even become a Social and 3:45pm. Become a Full Club member and pay only $23 everyday or even become a Social and Sports Member and pay only $45 on the weekend and $23 at Twilight. Sports Member and pay only $45 on the weekend and $23 at Twilight. COME OUT AND PLAY COME OUT AND PLAY Friday, 4/4DUNES WOMENS MEMBER GUEST GOLF AND BRUNCH 10:30am DWGAs competitive 18 hole golf tournament where members showcase Your Club to family and friends with celebratory events and a fun and social brunch Sunday, 3/30THE DUNES SUNDAY MIXED GOLF, 18 and 9 Holes 1pm & 4pm, Dinner at 5pm 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, 3/28DUNE GOLF SANCAP SCRAMBLE 5:30pmNine holes of golf followed by a sunset dinner bu et. Saturday & Sunday, 4/5-4/6SCCFS 22ND ANNUAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT Players and fans are invited to attend the 22nd Annual SCCF Tennis Tournament. Matches start at 8am each day, and a Players Party and special Exhibition Match will end the day on Saturday. Wednesday, 4/2BOOK SIGNING BY DAN PERKINS BROTHERHOOD OF THE RED NILE TRILOGY 6pm 48B ISLAND SUN MARCH 28, 2014