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APRIL SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:02 7:53 7:02 7:54 7:01 7:54 7:00 7:55 6:59 7:55 6:58 7:56 6:57 7:56 VOL. 21, NO. 43 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 18, 2014 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Big Laughs At The Straussby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is ending the season with The Big Bang, a wild and crazy laugh out loud production with two very talented actors. Trey Compton and Mikey LoBalsamo play Jed and Boyd, two producers who are trying to raise $83.5 million to finance a musical extravaganza showing the entire history of the world. The 12-hour production would be presented in four installments. continued on page 3 Mikey LoBalsamo and Trey Compton in The Big Bang Happy Happy Easter Easter Eggs EverywhereIts spring and there are thousands of eggs everywhere on the campus of Sanibel Community Church. The churchs Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be games, lunch for the family, the story of the sand dollar, and a time to collect eggs and prizes. All families with children ages three years through 5th grade are welcome. Bring a collection bag, basket or bucket. A young Easter egg hunter finds a cacheEarth Day At The Refuge Features Tours, Free BikingTalk trash, meet Bagzilla, watch plein-air artists at work, and create earth-friendly crafts at this years Earth Day at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel this Saturday, April 19. The refuge will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day in partnership with Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) and Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE). The first 200 visitors to the refuge that day will receive a free upcycled T-shirt bag, courtesy of DDWS. Throughout the day, meet and greet refuge educator Bagzilla, costumed in a years worth of an average persons disposable bag consumption.continued on page 18 Bikes To Be Raffled At Beer In The BushesBicycles hand-painted by island artists Laura Ball and Jaye Boswell will be raffled at SCCFs Beer In The Bushes fundraiser on Saturday, April 26. Raffle tickets can be purchased at Bank of the Islands on Sanibel and are $10 each or three for $25. The raffle also includes a 50/50 raffle. You do not need to be present to win; proceeds benefit the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Ball and Boswell donated their time islandizing the two fat-tire bicycles. Billys Bikes donated the mens bicycle and SCCF purchased the ladies bike. The craft brewery featured at this years Beer In The Bushes is New Belgium Brewing, maker of the popular Fat Tire beer. The Reverend Peytons Big Damn continued on page 18 Hand-painted bikes are on view at Bank of the Islands, where tickets can be bought for SCCFs Beer In The Bushes raffle on April 26. From left, SCCF Executive Director Erick Lindblad, island artist Jaye Boswell with her ladies bicycle, Bank of the Islands Captiva branch manager Willy Ocasio, Bank of the Islands Vice President Rob Lisenbee and island artist Laura Ball with her mens bicycle. Free bike rentals and Wildlife Drive admission for bikers and hikers encourage visitors to get outdoors and get active
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 20142 Childrens Center Spring FestivalFor the past 20 years, the Childrens Education Center of the Island has hosted its annual Spring Festival. It will be held at the Sanibel City Park on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and all families are invited to join the celebration. The festivites will begin at 10 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt for children three years and younger. The egg hunt for children ages four to six will follow, then ages seven and up. There is no charge for the Easter egg hunt. Games, contests and crafts will begin at 10:15 a.m. and will continue until 1 p.m. A $10 armband will allow each child unlimited participation in all activities, including a bounce house, giant slide, pony and unicorn rides, pinatas, sack races, crafts and games. The Easter Bunny will be available at 11 a.m. for pictures. The festival will also include a silent auction with over 40 baskets to choose from. The Childrens Education Center of the Islands is a nonprofit school run by a parent board. It relies on the support of the community. Proceeds from the Spring Festival will benefit the centers scholarship fund and general operating expenses. All residents and visitors are welcome to attend. The Easter Bunny made an early pit stop at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands and is pictured here with Ava Phillips and Dillon Barron 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. Trash & Treasures Sale will be back in November The center is now accepting donations of clean, gently used items. Drop off at the Center 4 Life Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. No clothes, shoes, computers or TVs. If you have any questions, call 472-5743. Page Turners with Ann Rodman To be on the Page Turners list, email email@example.com or contact the Center 4 Life. On Wednesday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m., the featured book is Ahabs Wife by Serena Naslund. Ahabs Wife is a novel on a grand scale that can legitimately be called a masterpiece; beautifully written, filled with humanity and wisdom, rich in historical detail, authentic and evocative. Games: Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Mahjongg Thursday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Tuesday Kayaking April 29, May 6 and 20, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets are provided. Bring water, a small snack, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses, hat and change of clothing. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Fitness classes are cancelled Tuesday, April 22 due to the Special Congressional Primary Election. Classes will resume on Wednesday, April 23. 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. continued on page 37 btnfrfbt tnrnttnr ttt !t"# $ ttt !t"# $ !%' !%'tn())(t*+,*t-.t**/* f((ttt 0t"# $ f((ttt 0t"# $ (( ((t1(t*+,*t -.t*,t).,t(((2* .*ttt"#t"# $ .*ttt"#t"# $ !%$3 !%$3tn*t*+,* 4%##t5t %## 4%##t5t %##t1(t*+,*t -.tn(t5tb.,t,* *)(t.*%t6rtr*(t5tr**,.( "#3#t'*-7*t1t/*tbt&&43! "#3#t'*-*t1t/*tbt&&43! ---8/*,,8(2t ---8/*,,8(t t9"&4:t$!";#$4! t9"&4:t$!";#$4!r*+8tt<(tt*t*(t'.(r*+8t*/(t=*t(,.*t'.( 630 Tarpon Bay Rd (near the Over Easy Cafe)Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm www.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 Original Paintings by David Ruhe Original Paintings by David Ruhe Hide and Seek by David RuheSee more paintings on our website.
3 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 From page 1The Big BangIt has a cast of 318 with 6,428 costumes. The producers are using a friends spacious Park Avenue apartment with the skylights of New York visible through the window. The audience represents potential backers as Jed and Boyd hold a backers audition trying to get money for their new show. Compton and LoBalsamo have a great time, using curtains in the apartments living room for costumes, turning a lampshade into Nefertitis headdress and using just about everything else available to serve as costumes and props. The two are natural partners, playing off one another and setting their timing with the same internal watch. They also show a wealth of accents depending on the characters they are showing off in over 15 songs. Both are comic naturals and have voices to meet the challenge. Their pianist is Aimee Radics. There are so many memorable moments. I was hysterical watching LoBalsamo as Nefertiti. He even broke up Compton who had trouble keeping a straight face, but in this setting it was acceptable and added to the hilarity. Both are equally funny portraying an exasperated Mother Mary and Mrs. Ghandi who say they tried to raise normal kids. Pocahontas and Minnehaha get into the act, as do two overworked chefs cooking for Henry VIII. The Napoleon and Josephine skit is also a riot. From Adam and Eve to present day in 90 minutes The Big Bang is a fitting way to end the season. The charm and magic of the show is how the actors make their magician-like quick changes in full view of the audience with ingeniously simple materials. You cant help but enjoy this hilarious musical journey directed by Jeremy Gold Kronenberg. The Big Bang plays through May 3 at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Tickets are available online at www.BIGARTS. org, by calling 395-0900 or at the box office. Community Association Annual MeetingSanibel Community Associations annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. Learn about the status of the Sanibel Community Association and The Community House. Appetizers and beverages will follow the report. Reservations are necessary, so call 472-2155 or stop by The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way, to reserve your space. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. OWN A PIECE OF ISLAND HISTORYHistorical Map of Captiva & Sanibel IslandsHand drawn and illustrated signed and numbered 300 Limited Edition giclee prints of Captiva & Sanibel Islands commissioned by The Captiva Island Historical Society. Artist Chris Robitailles old world style makes these maps a unique art collectible. $350.00 unframed w/ Certificate of Authenticity $650.00 framed w/ Certificate of AuthenticityQuestions or Inquiries call: CIHS 230-472-2323 or email: mail@ captivaislandhistoricalsociety.org Maps on display at Sanibel Art & Frame, 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel and can be purchased there Framed or Unframed. Custom Framing is also available at Sanibel Art & Frame.The Captiva Island Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 20144 Historical Village Goes To Summer Hours May 1The Sanibel Historical Village and Museum will go to summer hours beginning Wednesday, May 1. The village will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with docent-led tours at 10:30 depending on docent availability. The village will close August 3 and reopen with full-time hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on November 5. The village celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1984 with the mission to preserve, protect and share Sanibel history. Its buildings and artifacts tell the story of Sanibel from the Calusa and Spanish eras to the early pioneer families who settled on the island in the 1800s. Volunteer docents share the stories of Sanibel with 10,000 visitors a year. Nine historic buildings have been restored to their original states after having been moved to the village from their original island sites. This year the Sears kit home Shore Haven and its caretakers cottage are under renovation. Phase I of Shore Havens restoration is complete, and the building will be open to visitors when the museum opens next season. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $10 for adults (18 and over) and free for members and children. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org. An aerial view of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am www.threecraftyladies.com D aily at 10a m e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR!Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WayThe Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WayOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadTown Center2496 Palm Ridge Road Retail Hours: 10 a.m 5 p.m. Daily Services: By Appointment Restaurant Hours: Cafes open 7:30 a.m. SHOP WELL For Up-To-Date Store O ers and Merchandise Visit: ShopOnSanibel.com FINAL BROMELIAD SHOW OF SEASONThe Village Shops April 17 & 18SPRING SALES at Centers April 17-19
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 20146 Baileys Spring Coloring Contest Winners From The Sanibel School Kindergarten First place Ava Selby Second place Kyler Kouril Third place Alana Vandenbrink First Grade First place Une Jankauskaite Second place Ella DAbo Third place John Clark Second Grade First place Maya Brennan Second place Amelia Gallo Third place Lauren Macalka Third Grade First place Lillian Doster Second place Camryn Peach Third place Bodhi Taylor Second grade: first, second and third place; third grade: first, second and third place Kindergarten: first, second and third place; first grade: first, second and third place Voted Best Join a Growing List of SupportersELECT MR. DENNISWorld Famous Sanibel Barber since 1984For Quality Professional HaircuttingMEN AND BOYS Razor Styling Beard Trimming etc.Sanibel Barber ShopWalk-in Shop located at Baileys Shopping CenterCall (239) 472-5626 for HoursPaid for and approved by Dennis for Sanibel Barber The Island Book Nook is closing permanently on April 30, 2014April 21 through April 26BAG SALE to CLEAR INVENTORYDuring the last full week of April we are doing a bag sale to clear our book inventory. You select the size bag, ll it with books and pay the price that corresponds to that size bag! We have appreciated your business, your well wishes, and we will miss you!!
7 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheonsubmitted by Trish PhillipsAn ppreciation luncheon was held for the Island Seniors, Inc. volunteers at the Center 4 Life on April 4. The event offered a great opportunity to say Thank You to all those who helped make their programs such a success. Voluntters assists with programs and activities incude bridge, mahjongg, book club, kayaking, pot lucks, technology assistance, Trash & Treasures Sale, Arts & Crafts Sale and countless hours of clerical assistance. During the luncheon, Katie Reid, president of Island Seniors, Inc. spoke about the Civic & Cultural Core Conceptual Plan and explained what it was all about. A big Thank You also went to Bea Pappas, who donates a painting to Island Seniors, Inc. as a fundraiser. This years recipient was Walt Furjanic from Fennville, Michigan. He was extremely excited to hear that he was the lucky winner. Everyone enjoyed the day and looks forward to another season of fun and friends. Island Seniors, Inc. president Katie Reid addresses the volunteers Volunteer appreciation luncheon at the Center 4 Life Walt Furjanic won Bea Pappas paintingShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 20148 Free Fun At Family DayBIG ARTS annual Family Day, to be held this year on Sunday, May 4 between 3 and 5 p.m., will offer an afternoon of musical and educational festivities for everyone. Members of the Southwest Florida Symphony will be available to demonstrate their musical instruments and there will be an interactive program to provide a hands-on experience for all-ages, offering an introduction to multiple instrument families as well as explanations about each instruments role in the orchestra. Visitors are also invited to the opening reception of the youth art exhibits Beyond the Refrigerator Door in Phillips Gallery and Open Doors in Founders Gallery. Complimentary snacks, desserts and refreshments will be provided throughout the afternoon, with Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream dishing up frozen treats and Catering by Leslie Adams serving an assortment of goodies. Family Day will also include an array of live performances, featuring The Sanibel School steel drum band and performing arts students, winners of the Lee County 2014 Young Artists Awards, the multicultural Community Youth Chorus as well as numerous local artists. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road. For more information, visit www. BIGARTS.org or call 395-0900. BIG ARTS Family Day 2013 with Southwest Florida Symphony Summer Fun For Kids Ages 3-7! Register Now For Our 4 Themed Weeks June 2 Air and Space June 9 Olympics June 16 Superheroes June 23 Nature $150/week $75/week for second child $60 Registration Fee LIMITED SPACE REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 1 For applications and more information call 472-0497 A ministry of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Also accepting applications for the 2014 -15 school year beginning August 18. 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
9 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Episcopal Church Women Annual MeetingThe women of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church held their last luncheon and annual meeting on April 14. Newly elected officers of the ECW (Episcopal Church Women) are: President Norma Emerson, President-elect Betsy McCullough, Secretary Sylvia Heider, Treasurer Liz Coffey. Additional members of the ECW board include: Judy Pryor, Marge Almas, Carol Heath, Val Sadd, Pat Van Alstyne, Carol Kreml and Chris Salerno. Following the installation of officers, Don Adams presented a program entitled How the Invention of the Bicycle Rolled Women into Liberation. Adams bicycling history hobby began in 1968 when he saw an 1880s bicycle for the first time. He has advised museum and private bicycle collections across the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has edited the Bicycle History Journal and wrote the first book on collecting and restoring antique bicycles. He was public affairs officer for the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and director of the Automotive Hall of Fame Museum. Adams continues in the museum field with a museum management consulting practice that has served 40 museums across the U.S. and Canada. The next meeting will be in November. 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MetalsInArt.com MetalsInArt.com CUSTOM MADE FINE JEWELRY AND INVESTMENT GOLD PIECES Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center, Trails and Exhibits: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. www.sccf.org (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks April 24Several hundred sea turtle nests are laid on Sanibel and Captiva every summer. Sanibel had one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country. Thursday, April 24 at 10 a.m. $5 adults. EXPLORE OUR NATURE CENTER, TRAILS AND OBSERVATION TOWERButterfly House Self-guided tour. $1 donation Nature Center live turtles, snakes, touch tank, videos, 4 miles of walking trails with an observation tower. $5 adults Snowy Plovers April 22Have you ever wondered about the staked nests on the beach or the families of birds with tiny chicks running around? 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Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: email@example.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 LysiakISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201410 BIG ARTS Its Illuminating: Juried Art Exhibit Award Winners AnnouncedBIG ARTS honored an array of artists on April 11 during the artists reception and award ceremony for Its Illuminating, as well as the Eliza Brewster: Quilts & Prints in Phillips and Founders Galleries. Judged by Kathleen Conover, an artist and past president of ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists) AWS, NWS, ISEA-NF, Its Illuminating showcases artwork with the theme of illumination, either creatively or literally and the awards were announced during the reception. The winners of the Its Illuminating Exhibit are as follows: First pllace ($500): Cheryl A. Fausel,, Reflected Flowers Second place ($250): Charles Reina, Luna Reflections Third place ( $125): Carl Schwartz, Shadows and Reflections Merit Award ($50): Rita Mach Skoczen, Getting Ready Merit Award ($50): Jerry Churchill, up2pink Honorable mention: Eliza Brewster, Chapel Honorable mention: Chris Obetz, Work Boots at Sunset Honorable mention: David Baron Egan, Late Night Honorable mention: Celeste Borah, Cumulonimbus I The Quilts and Prints Exhibit highlights the work of local artist Eliza Brewster, who also won an honorable mention for the Its Illuminating Exhibit. Since 1985, Brewster has been designing and sewing art quilts. As an early member of the Studio Art Quilt Association, her work has been shown in galleries across continued on page 34 Charles Reina, Luna Reflections Its Illuminating award winners, from left: Jerry Churchill, Eliza Brewster, Charles Reina, Carl Schwartz, Celeste Borah and Rita Mach Skoczen
11 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellWe had such a great speaker at Rotary this week but I have a limited capacity to fully understand the topic. The topic was our national economy and the role the Federal Reserve has on monetary policy. The speaker was Dr. David M. Jones, president and CEO of DMJ Advisors, LLC, executive professor of economics and finance at Florida Gulf Coast University and author of numerous books on Federal Reserve policy. Jones began his career as an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Jones has been called one of Americas most respected Fed watchers. His latest book, Understanding Central Banking, was just released in December. He has appeared as a regular commentator on CNBC, CNN and other network and cable TV news shows. He has been featured in Smart Money and Money magazines. Jones said, It is no big secret that our economy has some major issues economic growth and jobs. In the last five years, our country has been stumbling our way back following the recession of 2007-2008, mid-2007, the bursting of the housing bubble, and 2008, a housing market correction and a subprime mortgage crisis. Our economy was in near collapse. Banks werent lending money and businesses were in free-fall. As Jones said, the economy hit the wall, the money spigot was turned off. Who could turn it back on? The Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserves primary function is to manage the nations money supply and interest rates. The Federal Reserve Board during 2008 and 2009 used emergency measures to steady the economy. One of the measures was to electronically create money and use it to lend against collateral of various types. Jones refers to it essentially as printing money. This increased the money supply to be used by the federal government during the bailout and continues even today. Printing money increases the money supply or what Fed chair at the time, Ben Bernanke, called credit easing. This is complicated stuff. Jones is concerned that this policy of printing money by the Feds continues whenever a financial crisis is looming and is putting the United States in debt. The security connected to this electronically created money is beyond understanding. So, if youre interested, read one of his books. Five years later, where are we now? Recovery from the recession of 20072009 has stumbled during the last five years. Federal Reserve monetary policies and interest rate settings have not created the number of jobs expected. Although the new Federal Reserve chairwoman, Janet Yellen, is assuredly working on job growth, some market watchers doubt that interest rate changes are the only stimulus necessary to grow jobs and stimulate our countrys business environment. Jones briefly discussed government regulations that stifle the economy. America has the potential of creating a new wave of prosperity. Jones predicted that energy markets are key to the United States new wave forward to economic recovery. Government deregulation of securing these natural resources will stimulate business investment and job growth both at home and abroad. He also mentioned that new business creation overall has been subdued because of government regulations. Taking a look at how to change or loosen regulations in that sector might provide a jumping off point to again opening the market place and creating jobs. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. David M. Jones 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
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201412 St. Isabel Womens GuildSt. Isabel Womens Guilds board for the 2014-15 season was installed at the guilds annual Spring Luncheon, which recently took place at the Captiva Island Yacht Club. The guild, whose membership now numbers over 130, will have its first meeting of the next season in October. At the luncheon, Margaret Curtin, outgoing publicity chair, presented a gift from the guild board to Arline Ford, who has completed a four-year term as guild president Board members for the next season: Karen Sartoris, membership; Francine Dale, president; Dottie McGovern, treasurer; Ann Marie Sprotte, third vice president; Liz Clark, secretary; Mary Stegman, publicity; Jan Vap, first vice president; and Kathy Lear, second vice president Pastor Of Community Church Takes On 1,000 Questions Where did God come from? How old is the Earth? Why do such horrible things happen to good people? Why does it seem God is so silent? Over the years, Dr. Daryl Donovan, senior pastor of Sanibel Community Church, has heard more than 1,000 questions of faith. Beginning on April 30 and running for seven weeks, from 6 to 8 p.m., Pastor Donovan will be at the Carpenters Caf and Bookstore on the campus of Sanibel Community Church ready to field questions. He will also do a short book review at each session to provide more questions to ponder. All are welcome to come and go during the two-hour session. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, (next to Jerrys Market), with the caf and bookstore at the back of the campus. For more information, call 472-2684, or visit www.sanibelchurch.com. Dr. Daryl Donovan SAINT ISABEL CHURCHEASTER SCHEDULE Stations of the CrossFridays during Lent 9:00 AM In the church PENANCE SERVICE, April 10, 2014 7PM PALM SUNDAY, April 13, 2014Saturday, 5:00 PM Sunday, 8:30 AM & 10:30 AMHOLY THURSDAY, April 17, 2014Mass of the Lords Supper 5:00 PMGOOD FRIDAY, April 18, 2014Celebration of the Lords Passion Veneration of the Cross 3:00 PMHOLY SATURDAY, April 19, 2014 e Great Vigil of Easter 8:00 PMEASTER SUNDAY, April 20, 2014 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, & 11:00 AM Telephone: 239.472.2763 Saintisabel.org 3559 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island at the intersection of Rabbit Road
Sanibel Community Church Invites Everyone...Easter Sunrise Service on the Sanibel Causeway CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!Sunday, April 20 at 6:30 a.m.Free Co ee and DonutsPowerful Testimony by Teen Challenge Dynamic Drama by H2O Teens of SCC Upli ing Songs of Praise Led by the SCC Praise Team e Message RESURRECTED LIFE proclaimed by Dr. Daryl G. Donovan, Senior Pastor of SCC Believers Baptism by Immersion in the Bay following the Service. A Love O ering will be received for Teen Challenge Ministry.Bring Your Lawn Chair and Bring a Friend to Celebrate the Risen Christ!Easter Sunday Worship Services at Sanibel Community Church8 a.m. Traditional Service led by Dr. Ed VanderHey With the Lords Supper 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship Featuring Teen Challenge 11 a.m. Traditional Service Featuring the Hallelujah ChorusDr. Daryl G. Donovan, Senior Pastor will be preaching at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Dont Miss Fun for the Whole Family! Community Easter Egg Hunt and LunchSaturday, April 19th 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.For families with kids ages 3 years thru 5th grade at the Sanibel Community Church CampusCAF WILL BE OPEN 13 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201414 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Rabbi 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 www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email email@example.com. JANE J. HARRISONJane J. Harrison, longtime resident of Sanibel Island, passed away on Saturday April 12 at the age of 87. At the time of death, she was residing at the Lodge at Cypress Cove in Fort Myers. Jane had suffered for many years with Parkinsons Disease. She was born Martha Jane Jones in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania in 1926. She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she met her future husband William Harrison. They were married June 2, 1948. They resided in New Jersey and Connecticut while working and raising their children, before retiring to Sanibel Island, Florida. Jane was a lifelong animal lover devoted to her many pets. She was a dedicated volunteer for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) on Sanibel Island, an active member of the Sanibel Congregational Church and an avid golfer. Jane is survived by her three children and their spouses, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her beloved husband predeceased her by three months. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. Memorial donations may be made to CROW or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research: CROW, PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957, www.crowclinic.org; Michael J. Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 101634777, www.michaeljfox.org. OBITUARY JOHN KENNETH WILSON SLATERJohn Kenneth Wilson Slater passed away after a brief illness on March 27, 2014 at Shell Point Hospice in Fort Myers. John was born on September 29, 1941 in Rochester, Pennsylvania to Helen Shane and John W. Slater (both deceased). He was a graduate of Rochester High School and attended Ray-Vogue School of Design in Chicago, Illinois. He married Patricia Mosca on February 1, 1970. Three weeks later, they moved to Fort Myers. On April 13, 1970, John and Pat began their 25 years employment at the beautiful Song of the Sea Inn, with John overlooking the grounds and maintenance and Pat as innkeeper. When Sanibel became a city in 1974 and formed the Police Department, John started as an auxiliary officer and rode with the sworn officers several nights a week. He attended police academy and became a sworn officer in 1981. He worked as a road officer for several years, then moved into the Detective Division, where he worked on crime scene, property and evidence and photography and was honored with a commendation for perfect attendance of 25 years. He retired in April 2011 after serving over 35 well-respected years with the City of Sanibel. John became an avid sheller when he and Pat moved to Sanibel in 1970 and had continued over the years. He had a special collection of the miniature shells (wenteltraps, scallops, horse conchs) that only a patient sheller would find. He loved oldies music, enjoyed stir-fry and grouper, was an avid football and hockey fan, collected antiques, dabbled in watercolor and stained glass but excelled in photography. John and Pat bought a cottage in Bryson City in western North Carolina in 1983 and spent many wonderful vacations there. After Johns retirement, he was able to enjoy being there in the summer and early fall. Over the years, he photographed the beautiful Smoky Mountains fall foliage, the beautiful summer flowers and most recently captured a fabulous photo of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad that will be in their new brochure and website. Since the early 2000s, John and Pat have been part of the Captiva Chapel by the Sea family. John served on the board of associates and looked after the preservation of the chapel for many years. Every year, he painstakingly designed, installed, maintained and then took down and stored the 6,000 to 8,000 magnificent Christmas lights at the chapel, including the 15-foot Christmas tree. During his years at Song of the Sea, tens of thousands would make the special trip on Christmas Eve to enjoy his trio of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, lighted grounds and the over 125 luminaries all set by his hand. For many years, he also decorated the tall Australian pine tree at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Lindgren. His work with the Christmas lights was beautiful, tasteful and enchanting and, like the man himself, will not be forgotten. John is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pat, and his special felines, Misty, McKenzie, Katie, Mozart, Angel and Dawg; sisters-in-law Mary (Greg) Burlett, Peggy (Larry) Nolder, brothersin-law William (Sharon) Mosca, Thomas (deceased) and Vincent (Robbin) Mosca; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews on Pats side; his cousins Noreen Atkatz, Jeff Swain, Megan Browne and Mark Swain, Karen Swain, Mary Ann (Harry) Sichak and their families; and special friends, Jeff and Barb Molnar and his godchildren, Alison and Ian Molnar. John will be honored at a memorial service on Sunday, April 27 starting at 12:15 p.m., immediately after the 11 a.m. service (last service of the season) at Captivas Chapel by the Sea. Johns ashes will be placed on a special day in the historic Captiva Chapel by the Sea Cemetery. Memorials can be made in Johns honor to the Captiva Chapel by the Sea, P.O. Box 188, Captiva, FL 33924 or PAWS, Inc. (cat rescue), P.O. Box 855, Sanibel, FL 33957. OBITUARY OBITUARY DONALD EDWARD SIKKEMADon Sikkema, 84, passed away on April 8, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida. Son of Edward and Tillie Sikkema, Don was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Central High School in Kalamazoo, then attended the University of Michigan. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, Don received his MA degree from Western Michigan University. He was a high school government and history teacher and golf coach in Kalamazoo for 30 years. An avid golfer, Don moved to Sanibel Island, Florida when he retired. For the last several years, he lived at Shell Point in Fort Myers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally, and his sister, Betty Glendening. He is survived by his sister Lois Mead of Midland, Michigan; his children Tom and Jerry (Jody) of Kalamazoo, and Andrew (Juan) and Joan of Tuscon, Arizona; his grandchildren Sam, Jeremy (Megan), Molly and Maggie; and his great grandchildren Lucy and Eloise Jane. 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15 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 RONI JO FREERRoni Jo Freer passed away peacefully at The Lodge at Cypress Cove on Sunday, April 6. She was 74. Born in Harrisville, Michigan, she was a long-time Sanibel resident and ambassador for this paradise island, an active volunteer for FISH, BIG ARTS, the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and various breast cancer support groups here and in Fort Myers. She was also a strong supporter of the Sanibel Public Library, Sanibel Historical Society and the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Her team always did the annual breast cancer walk with great gusto. Professor Emeritus of Business, Orange County Community College (State University of New York), Roni was an educational leader in her field, developing the colleges records management program and brining some of the first computer technology into the business programs there. She earned degrees from Central Michigan University (BS) and Western Michigan University (MS) and did post-graduate work at various universities. She traveled across the world, especially loved Australia and Alaska, visited Greece, Czech Republic, Spain, England and Italy. She is survived by a host of loved nieces and nephews, including Kim and Joyce Ross, with whom she was especially close. Her parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. A celebration of Ronis life was held at The Community House on April 15. Cremation services were private. Contributions in her memory may be made to FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Hope Hospice or Partners for Breast Cancer Care in Fort Myers. OBITUARY April 19-20THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTERSaturday 5:00 pmPachal Fire, Procession, Eucharist & Light Supper EASTER SUNDAY EUCHARIST 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 am 2304 Periwinkle Way www.saintmichaels-sanibel.orgCall the Rector with any questions: e Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, 239-472-2173ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCHInvites you to join us EASTER WEEKEND Guest Speaker At Holocaust ServiceTemple Bat Yam will hold a Holocaust memorial service on Friday evening, April 25 at 8 p.m. Sanibel resident Robert L. Hilliard will be the guest speaker. Hilliard will tell of his experiences as an American soldier dealing with Holocaust survivors immediately after World War II. His injuries during the war sustained at the Battle of the Bulge earned him a Purple Heart. A journalist, playwright and the author of more than 35 books, he earned his doctorate from Columbia University, served as chief of public broadcasting at the Federal Communication Commission and was a professor at Emerson College in Boston. His memoir, Surviving the Americans: The Continued Struggle of the Jews after Liberation, tells of the attempts he and a comrade, Edward Herman, made to save thousands of concentration camp survivors. The memoir was made into a documentary film entitled Displaced: Miracle at Ottilien. The community is invited to the service and to pay homage to all those who died in the Holocaust. Robert Hilliard HOLY WEEKAPRIL 17 MAUNDY THURSDAY5:00PM HOLY COMMUNION Remembrance of Our Lords Last SupperAPRIL 18 GOOD FRIDAYNOON REFLECTING ON THE PASSION OF CHRISTAPRIL 20 EASTER SUNDAY11:00AM THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORDWorship with special music Chapel Chapel By e By e Sea Sea Historic Captiva Historic Captiva The Rev. George E. Morris 11580 CHAPIN LANE CAPTIVA 1239472 1646(Next to the Library and Civic Association) You are cordially invited to come, bring your family & friends and discover a very special place Where God Lives.Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201418 From page 1Earth Day At The RefugeThis is the time for cyclists and hikers to do Wildlife Drive for free, said Ranger Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist and event organizer. You can even get free bicycle rentals if you pick up at Tarpon Bay Explorers, our concessionaire, that day. Below is the schedule for earth-friendly and free fun throughout the day: Note: *Regular tram tour fees apply (buy tickets at booth in parking lot). 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wildlife Drive is open free to bikers and hikers only ($5 fee per vehicle). Plein-art artists will be painting along Wildlife Drive throughout the day. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free bike rentals from Tarpon Bay Explorers location at 900 Tarpon Bay Road (returns by 6 p.m.) 9:30 to 11 a.m. Biking The Refuge Tour. Join a naturalist on the four-mile Wildlife Drive/Indigo Trail Loop to learn about the refuges bird life and ecology. Meet at the flagpole. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ongoing Earth Crafts in the Education Center Classroom featuring Recycling Educator Bagzilla (Education Center Auditorium) Soda-bottle flower pots Cloud Window frames Mother Earth ornaments Colorful plastic-bottle butterflies or jellyfish Plarn (plastic bag yarn) bracelets 10 to 11 a.m. Guided Hike Along Indigo Trail. Join a refuge naturalist on a guided nature hike along Indigo Trail to the new Wildlife Education Boardwalk. Meet at the flagpole. *10 to 11:30 a.m. Narrated refuge tram tour 11 to 11:30 a.m. Reading In The Refuge. Family story-time about sea turtles. (Education Center Auditorium) *11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour Noon to 12:30 p.m. Lets Talk Trash Marine Timeline competition for kids. How long does it take that trash to biodegrade in a marine environment? (Education Center Auditorium) Lunch (on your own) 1 to 1:30 p.m. Reading In The Refuge. Family story-time about manatees. (Education Center Auditorium) *1 to 2:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour 2 to 2:30 p.m. UPcycle Trash. Learn how to turn trash into yarn, jewelry and other masterpieces. (Education Center Auditorium) *2:30 to 4 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour *4 to 5:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour Regular tram tour fees apply (buy tickets at booth in parking lot). Artists who wish to participate in the plein-air activity should contact Toni Westland at 472-1100 ext. 237 to gain free admission to Wildlife Drive. For more information on Earth Day at the Refuge, call 472-1100 ext. 236 or visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org/earth-day. Bagzilla and friends The refuge adds plein-air artists along Wildlife Drive to this years Earth Day celebration From page 1Beer In The BushesBand will be providing music at Beer In The Bushes, to be held from 6 p.m. to -ish on the grounds of SCCFs Nature Center. There will be six craft beer tasting stations, and food will be provided by a variety of food trucks (every ticket includes $10 in Trux Bux for food purchases). Tickets for Beer In The Bushes can be purchased online at http://sccf.org/ beerinthebushes. Online ticket purchase is preferred, but tickets can also be purchased by calling SCCF at 472-2329. The regular ticket price is $50 per ticket in advance or $60 on the day of the event. 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
19 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 NEW ADDRESS 2330 Palm Ridge Road SanibelSTORE HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm PHONE: 239-472-1454 S A N I B E L D I A M O N D Diamond Disposal Week! NOW All Sales FinalCROWs Wild Party Friday NightThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) invites the public to celebrate the birthdays of Stanley, the Virginia opossum, who turns 1, and Trouper, the blind raccoon, who turns 5, on Friday April 18 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Visitor Education Center. Both animals are permanently disabled and cannot be released back into the wild, so their caregivers have obtained the necessary permits to train and display them as animal ambassadors for educational purposes. There will be birthday cake and ice cream for everyone plus Pin the Tail on a cutout replica of Stanley, who lost most of his tail when he was an infant. Partygoers may have their photos taken with Stanley and Trouper, who will be held by their caregivers at all times. Easter baskets brimming with goodies from CROW will be raffled during the event, for $1 per ticket, six tickets for five dollars or 12 tickets for $10. Baskets are currently on display in the Visitor Education Center and tickets may be purchased from now until the drawing at 3 p.m. on April 18. Ann Arnoff and Anita Pinder, who fostered opossum babies for CROW, will share information and anecdotes about their charges. Dot Lee, Troupers caregiver, and Kyle Miller, author of Trouper the True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon: The Beginning, will be on hand for questions as well as book signings. The birthday boys will be happy to receive gifts of tax-deductible donations to the wildlife hospital. Partygoers are welcome to explore the Visitor Education Center and learn more about CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 and under. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228 or email rrainbolt@crowclinic. org. CROW is located at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Stanley, the Virginia opossum, loves grapes Ann Arnoff holds Stanley during an educational presentation at CROW One of the four Easter baskets to be raffled at CROWs Wild Party
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201420 Birds Eye ViewMy Experiences With River Ottersby Mark Bird WestallWell, it was a long wait for the Wildlife Drive to be repaved (I wasnt able to take out any trips for five months), but it seems that the project was a success. The pavement is as smooth as a babys bottom; bicyclists can now traverse the drive safely and not deflate their tires and my canoes do not make a racket on the trailer like they did with the old surface. But I have noticed something else with the new pavement that was more difficult to see in the past. It seems like just about every other time I go onto the drive, I spot the tracks of river otters crossing from one side to the other, especially just after you go past the fee booth. Several times this year, the otters have still been in the barrow ditches alongside the drive, giving tourists a wonderful view of one of Sanibels most endearing wild creatures. When we spot the otters in the canoe, I can often talk to them in their own language and get them to at least stop and turn around, raising their heads up out of the water and looking at us with curious eyes. Sometimes, I can even get them to come to within 20 feet of the canoe. I dont speak their language very well; only being able to give their alarm call, which has been described as an explosive snort, made by expelling air through the nostrils. I compare the sound they make to someone clearing his nose without using a handkerchief. They seem to be like that one kid in the classroom who was forever in trouble with the teacher, pulling pony tails, shooting spit balls, or sticking a piece of chalk in the eraser so it would leave a mark on the blackboard when someone tried to use it. It is fun to watch the otters cavorting with each other in the water, rolling and tumbling over each other. They always seem to be at play. But they are serious predators. Their primary diet is fish and crustaceans, but they also occasionally prey on wetlands birds, like ducks and rails, insects, and, in the rare situation, mammals such as the marsh rabbit. Once, I was on the Sanibel River and watched a river otter up on the bank, tugging on the tail of a four-foot alligator that was desperately trying to claw his way back into the water, grunting his own juvenile distress call. The otter seemed to be determined to pull the young gator up out of the water until it noticed our approach and released its struggling prey. The river otter has always been one of my favorite creatures. The animal lover in me fantasized about having one of these wild spirits as one of my friends that would come up to me and play whenever we bumped into each other out in the swamps. But I realized that any type of real companionship with a wild animal usually means the eventual destruction of that animal. A tame, wild animal either becomes too dangerous, such as alligators, or a nuisance, like the welfare birds you see hanging out around the fishermen. But river otters are just so cute. Years ago, during a cool, spring morning, that cuteness tested my resolve to keep the wildlife wild when I was on a canoe trip on Buck Key. We were way down inside the island on a mosquito ditch when we came across an orphaned otter pup that was struggling in the water trying to climb up the side of the ditch. It was only about six weeks old and appeared to be very weak. In the past, I had seen adult otters in the area and I was thinking that this pup had been abandoned by its mother because something was wrong with it. I felt he was probably the runt of the litter and was destined to die. If I intervened, wouldnt I be going against the rules of nature and helping to pass on inferior genes? While we were watching this poor little guy struggling to get out of the water the folks on my trip made their feelings be known that something had to be done to help him. So, I put on a pair of gloves and pulled the pup up out of the water. Of course, he tried to bite me, but I was able to control him. On arriving back at the cars, I bid farewell to my customers and went down the Captiva road to where the old CROW facility was located. They were in the process of moving from Captiva to a new location on Sanibel and nobody was home. I thought to myself, God, somebody up there really is testing me today! He was so cute and cuddly in my hands; maybe I could take him home and raise him myself. The whole way back down to Sanibel, I had a running debate with myself. I would have loved to raise that little guy as one of the family, but I knew that would not be doing the otter any favors; I would only be making me feel good. So, I pulled into CROW and let them raise him the way humans should raise a wild animal; with as little human contact as possible. The next day, I went back to Buck Key and in the same area where we found the pup, we came across the dead body of the mother. I had been thinking that my rescued pup was the weakest of the litter and had been abandoned, but maybe he was the strongest and after the mother had died, he was the one who made his way out of the den and was trying to find his mom. Maybe he was destined to live and pass on some of those strong genes. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information.
21 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Brown Pelican Is A Model Patientby Patricia MolloyThe brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is a small pelican, native to the Americas, that is frequently seen closely skimming the oceans surface around Sanibels beaches and diving from great heights to pluck fish out of the warm Gulf waters. Recently, one these graceful fliers was found on the ground, in obvious distress, and admitted to CROW. From the moment he entered the doors of the wildlife clinic, Dr. Heather recognized that patient #0805 was a special bird. Hes beautiful. An unusually handsome pelican, she said with a huge grin. As part of his intake examination, the birds body was gently palpated in an effort to detect broken bones and bodily injuries. While none were found, Dr. Heather couldnt help but notice that the feathers on his neck were so soft they feel like mink. All fun aside, the male bird was indeed quite ill and presented as painfully thin, lethargic and depressed. Early blood tests revealed that the pelicans body was producing an abnormally high level of white blood cells, indicating that his immune system was working hard to fight an infection. We took radiographs and his kidneys were a little bit larger than they should be and his heart was really tall and thin. You see this sometimes in really dehydrated birds. But other than that, I didnt see anything that would indicate what the site of infection was, explained Dr. Heather. The pelican has been placed on antibiotics and strict cage rest. His morning routine begins with a soft towel being gently paced over his head covering a birds eyes has a calming affect and he is weighed on a large scale to ensure that he is gaining weight. After the time of day and weight are recorded in his medical chart, its time for breakfast; fondly known amongst staff as tub time. In an effort to make a patients stay at the wildlife hospital as stress-free as possible, CROW goes to great lengths to provide stimulating environments that mimic the natural habitats of birds, mammals and reptiles. In the case of the seabird, the pelican is placed in a water-filled bathtub with a pulled curtain for privacy. It gives the patient time to swim and stretch his wings, all while gobbling small fatty fish from the water. Tub time also allows the busy staff to thoroughly clean the patients enclosure undisturbed. This routine of feeding and cleaning is carried out several times each day to ensure that the pelican grows to a healthy weight and has a clean environment in which to heal. With continued supportive care, the brown pelican with the model good looks should make a full recovery and return to the equally beautiful beaches of Sanibel. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. This brown pelican, patient #0805, has won the hearts of CROWs staff with his model good looks. He sports a rusty-orange tuft of feathers on the back of his head and pale yellow accents on his face, throat and pouch 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 Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201422 Where Are The Shiners?by Capt. Matt MitchellIts been well over a month since the weather has not been responsible for at least one rescheduled or cancelled trip a week. This proved true again this week with more rain and wind keeping most anglers off the water for at least a day or two. April should really be the start of a much more consistent weather pattern yet mother nature is simply not cooperating. What seems like the most asked question on the water this past month has been where is the bait For some reason so far the shiners aka whitebait, pilchards, scaled sardines have just not shown up in good numbers yet. Catching shiners has been more hit and miss than I can ever remember this year. Generally by the middle of March live bait fisherman have all made the switch from live shrimp to shiners, this has just not happened yet this year. Sure there are as many pinfish and threadfins as you could ever want but the favorite spring time bait to catch snook, redfish and trout has yet to appear in large numbers. I dont know if its caused by the lack of sea grass in the southern sound due to the fall water releases but even the schools of shiners that are usually out on the beach have not shown up yet either. Just keep chumming out on the flats and throwing on the bridges, they have to show up in the next few weeks. Before the last little cold spell I had just began to hear more reports of anglers hooking a few tarpon throughout the sound. Several reports came from just around redfish pass from fellow charter Captains shark fishing on cut baits while other reports came from closer to home from anglers trout fishing by the powerlines with small live pinfish while targeting trout and surprisingly hooking into a couple of 100 pounders on tackle way too light to have a chance. This weeks forecast of warm weather should really kick off spring tarpon fishing as the large schools of threadfins these fish love to feed on are already here. As a fisherman this month is one of the most exciting times of the year to be on the water. We switch gears and prepare for the arrival of the silver king. In the next month tarpon become the number one target for many anglers in our area. They are like no other fish that swims in our waters, learning there movements and how to successfully fish for them only comes with time and lots of patience. This fish has a cult like following like no other fish in our waters. The adrenaline rush of hooking one just cannot be explained. Every tarpon fight is different with no two fish ever giving a angler the same battle. Im pumped up and cant wait to start the hunt. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Get ready for tarpon fishing this month 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 D E 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 c e 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 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island
23 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 The Goolsby family had a great day of fishing with Sea Reed Charters recently. Anna Goolsby caught this redfish then safely released it back into Pine Island Sound. The Goolsby family have a home in Georgia and on Sanibel Island. Fish Caught The Goolsby family caught and released this redfish Sanibel Island Fishing Club MeetingDr. Heather Barron, CROWs clinic director, spoke to the Sanibel Island Fishing Club at its April 8 meeting about the dangers of fishing gear to animals other than fish. Ralph Woodring, owner of The Bait Box on Sanibel, gave a coaching session on how to avoid tangling fishing gear in mangroves, and showed members the correct way to cast line. Dr. Heather Barron, CROWs clinic director, talks to the Sanibel Island Fishing Club Ralph Woodring, owner of The Bait Box, gives casting tips to club members Read us online at IslandSunNews.com CAPTIVA CRUISES Here are just a few of the exciting cruises we offer: Marine Naturalist Adventure 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. Prices also include admission to the Shell Museum. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday & Saturday s 9:00 AM 1:00 PM Adults $100 / Child $75 (Plus tax) Sunset Serenade Cruise Enjoy live music & the fresh sea air while watching a fabulous Gulf of Mexico Sunset. The perfect way to end the day. Thursday Evenings 7:00 8:00 PM Adults $30 / Child $20 (Plus Tax) Cayo Costa Beach & Shelling Enjoy pristine Gulf Coast barrier islands & explore the secluded, undeveloped Cayo Costa State Park beaches only accessible by boat. Full day & half day trips available. Please call Captiva Cruises at (239) 472-5300 for additional information or visit captivacruises.com
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201426 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show presents informative anecdotes about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), along with photos of patients 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 Shows are on Friday, April 18 and 25 at 11 a.m., with a repeat at 2 p.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 or under. The entry fee also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Baby Coopers hawk photos courtesy of CROW Baby green heron Baby screech owls Baby yellow-crowned night herons Shell Found James Haddad with his junonia James Haddad, 47, from Fort Myers/Iona, found a junonia on the beach at Gulfside City Park, Sanibel. 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 Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Shell Of The WeekThe Tinted Cantharusby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationThe tinted cantharus (Gemophos tinctus (Conrad, 1846)) is a relatively common gastropod around the islands, found living mostly on oyster reefs. The shell is thick and heavy for its size, with a reticulated (criss-crossed) sculpture and color pattern of varied shades of brown and reddish brown. The egg cases are spherical, depressed in the center, and are attached to hard surfaces by a round base. The photos of egg cases were taken by Robert Bachand in Estero Bay. Learn more about the tinted cantharus at http://shellmuseum.org/shells/shelldetails.cfm?id=80. This Week at the Museum Join us for an environmental lecture on Wednesday, April 30 at 2 p.m. The lecture is free with museum admission/ membership or just $5. Dr. Pamela Morton will host a discussion about Lovers Key State Park. Learn about the various opportunities that await you during your next visit; the habitats, butterflies, birds and other wildlife. Lovers Key is more than the beach. You will be surprised. Shell Museum Events Exhibit Chat: This 10-minute presentation will provide an in-depth look to a different exhibit. Daily at 11 a.m. Live Tank Demonstration: See Live Mollusks Up-Close and Personal. See a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, watch a lighting whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with the jet propulsion skills. Daily at 3 p.m. Shelling 101: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shells, but Were Afraid to Ask. Learn how to find, clean and pack shells for safe travel. Discover how mollusks are classified into families and classes. Monday at 2 p.m. Shell ID Clinics: This new weekly program will provide shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Thursday at 2 p.m. Beach Walks: Join our marine naturalist for a beach walk on the sand near Island Inn on Sanibel. This guided beach walk leaves from Island Inn 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. Space is limited so book today. Call 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon for half-off shell museum admission. Marine Naturalist Adventure Cruise: The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises present an ecological expedition that will educate and excite marine enthusiasts. Join a marine naturalist from The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum for an unforgettable 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 Island 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 Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Weekly Schedule Friday, April 18 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 20 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, April 21-Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shelling 101 at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Beach Walk at 10 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shell ID Clinic at 2 p.m., Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Phone 239-395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum.org. Tinted cantharus (Gemophos tinctus) 27 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 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
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201428 Orchid Society Meeting April 21Orchid Tales will be the topic of the Monday, April 21 meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society. The featured speaker will be Raphael Romero, owner of Plantio La Orquidea in Sarasota. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the society talk about the fundamentals of orchid growing. Participants are encouraged to come early to purchase orchids or to do so during intermission. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting during show-and-tell. San-Cap Orchid Society members are invited to participate in a continued on page 33 Jim Monroe, Carol Zell, Ronn Downey and Kathy Dubuque, all of Sanibel, show off their winning 1st and 2nd place hybrid and species orchids at the March meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Orchid Society City Of Sanibel Vegetation CommitteeGuided Native Vegetation TourThe City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee is offering a guided native vegetation and landscaping tour of City Hall grounds, which have been planted solely with native plants. The next tour will be held on Saturday, April 26, beginning promptly at 10 a.m. Come walk the grounds for ideas on planting native vegetation that requires no fertilizer. Come see how you can 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 of Sanibel encourages planting of 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, located at 800 Dunlop Road, in front continued on page 33 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 Major League We have the Major League Baseball (MLB) Package Baseball (MLB) Package 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!
29 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Plant SmartLeather Fernby Gerri ReavesFlorida is the only state where leather fern (Acrostichum danaeifolium) is found. This member of the maidenhair fern family is also called giant leather fern, and with good reason, for this native typically grows about six feet tall, sometimes as high as 12 feet. In the wild, it grows in coastal hammocks, swamps and along inland canals and ponds. The stiff spreading fronds arise from thick fleshy roots that make the plant useful in preventing erosion along waterways. Fronds are pinnately compound with 20 to 60 pairs of leaflets, whose coarse texture justifies the term leather. Felt-like reddish brown spore cases coat the undersides of the fertile fronds, which are taller and more erect than the non-fertile ones. The lanceolate leaflets are dark green with paler undersides, prominent midribs, and under-turned edges. Also known as inland leather fern, this robust species does best in a moist partially shaded spot with plenty of room to develop. As a specimen plant, this large fern makes a dramatic statement. It also works well in a mass planting or even a hedge. It has high salt tolerance, low drought tolerance and a medium growth rate. Propagate leather fern by dividing the rhizomes or with the spores. The only maintenance is the optional removal of old fronds. Sources: Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell; A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio; The Ferns of Florida by Gil Nelson; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; and lee.ifas.ufl. edu. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Native leather fern is Floridas largest fern Felt-like spore cases coat the underside of the fertile fronds photos by Gerri Reaves OPEN FOR LUNCH MON-FRI 11:30AM 2:30PM 1223 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239.472.1771 www.JacarandaOnSanibel.com 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 OPEN EASTER4 p.m. Reservations Suggested SPRING EASTER MENUFresh Seafood, Steaks & Pasta
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201432 NOAA: Not Just A Foul-Weather Coastal Friendsubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directors Coastal residents may only know about NOAA the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the worst of times say, when the National Hurricane Center is talking about a major storm stirring things up offshore. But NOAA plays a larger and more substantial role in U.S. coastal issues, and its worth any coastal advocates time to get to know more about the agency. While NOAA is a relative newcomer to coastal concerns (having been formed in 1970), its roots go far back in the countrys history all the way to the National Coastal and Geodetic Survey formed in 1807. Drawn together from a number of existing agencies, NOAA was tasked to work for better protection of life and property from natural hazards for a better understanding of the total environment [and] for exploration and development leading to the intelligent use of our marine resources. It works through the following to accomplish those goals: National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service: Providing satellite and scientific data to provide information and conduct assessments. Thanks to this, we can keep an eye on weather systems, polar ice caps, ocean and land conditions and more all from eyes hundreds of miles in the sky. National Marine Fisheries Service: Monitoring and maintaining marine habitat and species, including fishery management and regulation to balance commercial and public needs. So, if you like to fish (or just like to eat those caught by someone else), these are the folks who fret about the state of the species. This arm weighs in on coastal permits as well, as those involved with beach restoration projects are aware. National Ocean Service: Home of the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, which includes many wellknown coastal programs such as the Coastal Zone Management Program, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, the Coastal Estuarine Land Conservation Program and more. Youll also find the many state-based Coastal Ocean Observing Systems here. Also the source for nautical charts, tidal information and a lot of coastal data (see State of the Coast below). National Weather Service: As the name implies they provide weather, water and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property issuing some 1.5 million forecasts and 50,000 warnings annually. The National Hurricane Center is housed here, of course. Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research: Focused on atmospheric, climate and ocean/coastal research, to help others understand the natural processes at work here in hopes of achieving better forecasts, warnings and science. Drawing on the work done in the other offices, youll find reports on ocean acidification, drought resilience, hurricane hunting and more. The National Sea Grant College Program is based here, which operates in 33 coastal states bringing coastal research closer to home. Office of Program Planning and Integration: A recent addition to the agency to foster integration and strategic management. NEPA (the National Environmental Policy Act) is here, as well as other regional and strategic collaborations. If youre in to coastal statistics and reports, be sure to check out NOAAs State of the Coast online compendium, teeming with tidbits such as: $6.6 trillion The contribution to U.S. GDP from coastal shoreline counties, just under half of the countrys entire GDP in 2011. That would rank as the third largest GDP in the world if coastal counties were considered as an individual country. 51 million The total number of jobs in U.S. coastal shoreline counties in 2011, which generate $2.8 trillion in wages. 16.4 million The approximate population residing in a coastal floodplain in 2010 (5 percent of the U.S. population) and 12 percent of them have incomes below the poverty level. 39 percent How much of the nations total population lived in coastal shoreline counties in 2010 (the number has gone up since then, and doesnt include coastal watershed or coastal-adjacent counties which are typically used to calculate actual coastal population). Those folks live on less than 10 percent of the total U.S. land area, which means coastal shoreline counties have a population density more than four times higher than the U.S. as a whole. To see a thorough overview of NOAAs activities in your state, go to www.legislative.noaa.gov/NIYS. 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From page 28Orchid Society Meetingmonthly show. Ribbons are awarded for best hybrid and best species orchids. Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly orchid raffle. Annual society membership is $20, which covers the cost of meetings. Guests may attend meetings for $4. From page 28Guided Vegetation Tourof the main staircase. For additional information regarding the guided native vegetation tour, contact the Citys Natural Resources Department at 472-3700. The Natural Resources Department section of the citys website, www. mysanibel.com, 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 at city hall at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of the month from November to April. For more information, contact the Sanibel Natural Resources Department at 472-3700. 33 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Taylor and Tania Ashe of Champions Gate, Florida found three junonias and several alphabet cones on the beach near Blind Pass while staying at Castaways on April 9. Shells Found Taylor and Tania Ashe Erik Donley, visiting from Minneapolis, Minnesota found a beautiful junonia near Captivas Red Fish Pass on April 8. He was with his sister, Meghan Kimber of Duluth, Minnesota, who found two good size scotch bonnets during the same shelling adventure. Shells Found Meghan Kimber and Erik Donley Jacob Shufelt, 13, and Melissa Shufelt of Kalamazoo, Michigan found a junonia on the beach at Pointe Santo Condominiums, where they were staying. They said the shell was found at 7 a.m. with a flashlight and had just washed up on the beach. Shell Found Jacob and Melissa Shufelt 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 www.SundialResort.com for complete entertainment schedule. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
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35 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Congressional Candidate To SpeakThe next meeting of the SanibelCaptiva Republican Caucus will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. in meeting room #4 at the Sanibel Public Library, located on 770 Dunlop Road. The guest speaker will be Curt Clawson, a candidate for the vacant House seat in District 19 of the United States Congress, which includes Sanibel and Captiva. Clawson grew up in Batesville, Indiana. As a senior in high school, he led the state in scoring and was recruited by Purdue University. While at Purdue, he served as a senior captain on the 1984 Big Ten Championship Team. Clawson began his working career in manufacturing in 1986 as a supervisor on a muffler production line in Columbus, Indiana for Arvin Industries. In 1988, he entered Harvard Business School for a two-year Masters of Business Administration degree, sponsored by Arvin. Clawson then held a variety of management positions of increasing responsibility. In 1995, Clawson joined AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) as President of the Filters and Spark Plugs Group. Eventually, he became President and Chief Operating Officer of American National Can, the largest global manufacturer of beverage cans for soft drinks and beer. Curt Clawson SanibelTaxi.com Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite BQWIKPACK & SHIP Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or firstname.lastname@example.org Email editorial copy to: email@example.com
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201436 It Takes Patience And Persistence, Says Famed Photographerby Jeff LysiakTwo capacity crowds gathered at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges Visitor & Education Center on April 11 to hear iconic wildlife photographer Clyde Butcher discuss Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet during the final Friday Lecture Series presentation of the season. Butchers presentation, which included many color and black-and-white images taken throughout his illustrious career as well as several videos of the photographer in action, was followed by a book signing at the refuge nature store. The first time I visited the Everglades, it sort of reminded me of the Redwood Forest, said Butcher, whose career behind the camera began in California in the early 1960s. There really is a kind of prehistoric quality to Floridas landscape. Butcher, who had a very successful career as a nature photographer by marketing his images to national retail chains including Sears, J.C. Penney and Montgomery Ward made the transition from color to black-and-white photography with large-scale cameras in the late1970s. Since then, he has become one of the worlds most celebrated landscape photographers, earning accolades for his work as an artist and an advocate for preserving and protecting wildlife. During his 55-minute presentation, Butcher talked about his admiration for photographic legend Ansel Adams whose work his has been compared with for decades and shared a story about meeting Adams, who at the time was selling his 16 x 20 photographic prints for $75 each. Ansel Adams actually took many of his photographs while sitting in his car, he told the crowd while showing them a series of images taken on the side of the road near Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. He used to say Nobody gives you points for being a mule. In reality, Butcher takes many of his photographs while tackling some of Southwest Floridas wettest and wildest terrain. Between September and March, he leads groups on swamp walks behind his Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee (on the edge of the Everglades), demonstrating key elements of his unique photographic style. In several images, he explained the back story of taking the photograph. One picture, called Wilderness Waterway, was taken on Sanibel at the refuge tower. He explained that he waited for five hours before all of the conditions were perfect. I like just watching the clouds do their thing you just wait, keep patient, until it explodes, said Butcher. There are a lot of choices of what you can shoot, but every time I go click its $10 (for the large format 8 x10 film). Its not like digital, which is much less expensive. Butcher held a short question-andanswer session following his lecture, offering world-be photographers some advice on improving their images. You have to be persistent, he noted. Fine art photography has really rich blacks and really rich whites and all of the subtle mid-tones in between. Its very difficult to get those things just right in the darkroom. He also shared a story about leading former President Jimmy Carter on one of his swamp walks. After Carter saw a number of his photographs hanging at the Big Cypress Gallery, the former U.S. leader questioned, Why do you use an 8 x 10 camera? That must be very difficult to do. Smiling, Butcher responded, Well why did you run for President? That must be very difficult to do. Wildlife photographer Clyde Butcher photos by Jeff Lysiak Butcher autographs copies of his book, Clyde Butcher: Florida Portfolio Volume II, at the refuge nature store Clyde Butcher at work in the Everglades in a photograph entitled Wagon Wheel Road 1 submitted image LIVE ENTERTAINMENTFri. Apr. 18th Wed. Apr. 23rd Fri. Apr. 26th Til We Run OutEvery Tuesday Nite$18 Prime Rib*Every Wednesday Nite $18 Snow Crab Legs*Every Friday Nite $15 Fish Fry Special* Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating Made to OrderOmelettes & Waffles Fresh Fruit-Pastries-Meats EASTER SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH 9am-1pm Live Smooth Jazz Tuesdays-Open Mic Night Thursdays-Karaoke Saturdays-Ladies Night9pm-Close Price Drinks for Ladies Featuring Music by R obby Hutto EASTER DINNER SPECIALS:Rack of Lamb, Grilled Ham Steak2013 Top 4 Places To DineJean LeBoeuf (News-Press Food Critic) $3 Mimosas and Bloody Marys Brunch For Only $13 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
37 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Butchers image, Wilderness Waterway, was taken at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel submitted image Music Students Give End Of Season RecitalSanibel music students of Jennifer Valiquette each gave an outstanding performance at the end-ofseason music recital on April 12. Students ranging from Kindergarten age through high school showed their skills in playing their repertoire during a delightful morning of music. Valiquette teaches piano, saxophone, and flute. This was her last student recital on Sanibel. She is moving to central Florida for a new career opportunity. From page 2Island SeniorsGentle 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. For more information on programs or to join Island Seniors, call 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way. Jennifer Valiquette, center front, with some of her students 2013-2014 Season Music by Jed Feuer Book and Lyrics by Boyd Graham Show Sponsors: A A A A A A m m m m m m m a a a a d d d d d d c c c c a a a a p p p p p m m m m m u u u u u s s s i i i c c c a a l l l t t t o o o u u u r r r t t t h h h h h r r r o o o u u u u u g g g g g h h h h h h h h h h i i i s s s s t t t t o o o o o r r r r y y y y y ! The hysterically amusing musical extravaganza brings audiences on a whirlwind tour from creation to the present and everything in between! The Big BangAll Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted2 pm, Wednesday Matin es: April 16 and 23photo by Nick Adams Photography Season Sponsor:and ONLINE at www.BIGARTS.orgShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201438 Yacht Clubs Junior Sailing Camp To Use International Class SailboatsCaptiva Island Yacht Club Commodore Ed Stringer announced that the club will use Optimist Prams and Lasers, both International Class sailboats, in their upcoming Junior Sailing Camps open to kids ages 8 to 15 of all experience levels this coming summer. Membership in the yacht club is not necessary for participation. Session 1, held from Monday, June 23 to Friday, July 4, is for beginning sailors. Session 2, held from Monday, July 7 to Friday, July 18, is for intermediate level sailors who want to learn more about racing and tuning a boat for speed. Captiva Island Yacht Club will use the U.S. Sailing Associations curriculum at our Junior Sailing Camp. In a few short weeks, campers can graduate from learning on Optimist Prams to sailing Olympic racing class Lasers, said Stringer. Camp will be held at the Captiva Island Yacht Club, located next to Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Drive. Beginning sailors will learn to rig and sail their own Optimist Prams, single-handed sailing dinghies approved by the International Sailing Federation for youngsters. The original Pram was designed in 1947 by Clark Mills of Clearwater, Florida, a member of the Optimist Clubs of America. Mills designed a small, stable, responsive boat that could back then be constructed for $50. This low cost opened opportunities in the sport to many children. At the recent London Olympics, 80 percent of competing skippers learned to sail on Optimist Prams. Once campers master the basics of sailing, they can graduate to Lasers. These competitive racing boats sturdy, simple to rig and sail single-handed are very fast. The 13-foot Lasers became an Olympic class in 1996 and are raced all over the world. It is important for young people to learn how to harness the power of the wind and experience the joy of controlling a sailboat. Its a sport they can enjoy all through their lives. For additional information or enrollment forms, contact Lauren Davies at 4729627 or Accounting@CaptivaIYC.net. Enrollment is limited. Participants during last years CIYC Junior Sailing Camp Junior Sailing Camp participants demonstrate their skills learned Island Restaurant Join Us Easter SundayWe will be serving a Ham Special for Lunch & Dinner as well as our regular menu.Reservations Accepted 239-472-0223Open Daily: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 2055 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957Located in the Forever Green Shopping Center next to Eileen Fisher Amaya, 11, Snaps Owl Photosubmitted by Karen RichardsA month ago my granddaughter Amaya, 11, came to Sanibel to live with me. I am her guardian. She will attend The Sanibel School this fall and has already joined a church youth group and a softball team. I thought it would be a unique welcome to her to have her first photograph printed in our favorite newspaper. Susan Gordon took the first picture, then taught Amaya how to snap a good picture of a great horned owl atop one of our frond-less palm trees in the second photo. It was near midnight when Amaya and Susan were taking our dogs out one last time that they spotted the owl. He seemed quite unafraid of the commotion and was patient enough to wait until a camera could be retrieved. We sent pictures of the owls to Amayas teacher in Kansas and to friends and relatives. She also has pictures of a great egret walking in front of us as we were walking the dogs, the gators in our lake and the two night herons nesting again in the pines. Shes as enamored with the beauty and sanctity of Sanibel as I. Great horned owl photo by Susan Gordon Great horned owl photo by Amaya
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201440 Ding Darling Announces High School Photo Contest WinnersAt a special ceremony on April 12, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) announced finalists and winners in the inaugural Ding Darling-Theodore Cross High School Photography Contest. Sponsored by the Theodore Cross Family Charitable Foundation, the competition was for high school students from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties to compete for prizes that included a Canon digital SLR camera package, chartered class trips to the refuge, and copies of Waterbirds: Portraits and Anecdotes from Birding Adventures by contest namesake, the late Theodore Cross. Cross, who lived part-time on Sanibel and has family still living here, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; advised the Johnson and Nixon administrations on antipoverty programs; wrote the influential book Black Capitalism, among others; played a prominent role in President Obamas election; and created Birders United, a web site that ranked legislators according to their record of bird protection support. Late in life, Cross decided to indulge his love for birds and photography and traveled the world to collect portraits and stories to chronicle his adventures. He photographed often at Ding Darling, and a number of the images in his book reflect his love for the refuge. Cross published Waterbirds in 2009 at age 85; he passed away shortly after that in February 2010. National Public Radios All Things Considered called Cross collection of 179 images and countless anecdotes spectacular. The New York Times described it as part visual encyclopedia, part memoir. Photographer Bill Fischer, refuge biologist Bill Thomas, and community member Ginny Kopperl judged the contest, which was curated by Sarah Lathrop and Terry Baldwin. First place went to a snowy egret portrait by Maxx Pollack of Canterbury High School. Alejandrina Arroyo-Pena from Lehigh Senior High took second with her palm warbler. In third place, James Klein from Cape Coral High, captured an Eastern green water snake with his camera. Honorable mention winners and other finalists are listed below. Theodore Cross family made this contest possible, and we hope it will continue on an annual basis, said Birgie Miller, DDWS executive director. We couldnt be more thrilled that the family wanted their donation used in this way to reach an age group that often falls through the cracks of conservation education. DDWS intern Sarah Lathrop did an excellent job running the competition. We were surprised and delighted that we had nearly 400 amazing photo entries in our first year said Lathrop. Teachers, advisors, and volunteers worked hard at helping to encourage students to enter with nearly 100 entries from Lehigh Acres High School alone. We are so happy to be supporting a contest in my fathers name, a contest that will get our youth involved with nature by looking at it as my father so loved doing through a camera lens, said daughter Amanda Cross. Students were able to submit up to two photographs. Winning and honorable mention images are on display at the Ding Darling Education & Visitor Center and will be available to view by Facebook album on DDWS page, www.facebook.com/dingdarling. Winners 1st Maxx Pollack, Canterbury High School 2nd Alejandrina Arroyo-Pena, Lehigh Senior High School 3rd James Klein, Cape Coral High School First place winner Maxx Pollack, third place winner James Klein, Deputy Refuge Manager Joyce Palmer, second place winner Alejandrina Arroyo-Pena, Amanda Cross (daughter of Theodore Cross), and Jim Hellmuth (lifelong friend of Theodore Cross) Maxx Pollacks winning photo of a snowy egret Lets SHOP Till We Drop Collars, Harnesses & Leads Great Pet Toys Pet Beds & Carriers Breed Speci c Items Cat Stuff Too! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.1464 fax 239.395.1458 IslandPaws.com Specializing in all Natural Pet Food and Treats Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio!Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 OverEasyCafeSanibel.com Alejandrina Arroyo-Penas photo of a pine warbler took second place
41 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order) Tara Etienne, Lehigh Senior High School Chandler Gray, Cape Coral High School Carly Harris, Fort Myers High School Carmen Hoyt, Gulf Coast High School Gabrielle Jones, Lehigh Senior High School Dahilia Lilleslatten, Cypress Lake Center for Fine Arts Jessica Manocchi, Cape Coral High School Stephanie Martinez, Lehigh Senior High School Ashley Mirabile, Lehigh Senior High School Dan Oak, Fort Myers High School Cristian Sanchez, East Lee County High School Anthony Veiga, North Fort Myers High School Finalists (in alphabetical order) Isabella Armas, Cape Coral High School Caitrin Burke, Fort Myers High School Lizette Calvillo, Lehigh Senior High School Alina Castellanos, Cypress Lake High School Oliva Devries, Lehigh Senior High School Tara Etienne, Lehigh Senior High School Amanda Feltz, Lehigh Senior High School Cameron Gillman, LaBelle High School Chandler Gray, Cape Coral High School Ciera Howard, Estero High School Dahlia Lilleslatten, Cypress Lake Center for Fine Arts Savannah McAloose, Fort Myers High School Yuliana Mercado, Lehigh Senior High School Emily Primrose, Cape Coral High School Kelsey Quan, Estero High School Zack Scott, Ida S. Baker High School Sydney Swanson, Lehigh Senior High School Jeanette Vidal, Lehigh Senior High School As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. Third place winner was this Eastern green water snake by James Klein 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 gratuityEmail your editorial copy to: email@example.com
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201442 Rita Tarr McLain with The Banyan Tree and The Sailboat Florida Tropical Exhibit At Sanibel LibraryRita Tarr McLain is the featured artist this month at the Sanibel Library. In her exhibit titled Tropicals, delicate paintings of Florida scenes, tropical skies, water, foliage and architecture are on display. Sunshine on location is what motivates McLain, a plein air watercolor painter. McLain, who has been painting in watercolor on Sanibel since 1987, began her career by painting in oils at the age of 12 during the summers in Rockport, Massachusetts. She studied painting at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and has taken numerous watercolor workshops in New England, Florida, the Bahamas and Ireland. McLains paintings have been exhibited in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Panama Canal Zone; Rockport, Massachusetts and Florida. Her paintings are in many private collections in the United States and abroad. She is an award winning artist who has been invited this year to the Winners Circle Show of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. Breezy DayShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 FILMFilm Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: VISUAL ARTSFilm Documentary SeriesWed., April 16 Salinger Wed., April 23 Mon., April 21 Phillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor Founders Gallery Season Sponsor The Big Bang April 11 May 3 Wednesday Matines Season SponsorShow Sponsors: Sunday, May 4, 3-5 pm Supporter: Phillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor Founders Gallery Season Sponsor Island Jazz | Every Sunday, 3 pm Finding Your Way
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201444 Art Students Share Experiences In The Rauschenberg GalleryThe School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Edison State College is hosting a pair of student art shows at the Lee Campus, 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers. The exhibitions are on view at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery and the Richard H. Rush Library. They feature various artistic works created by Edison State College art students, including three who recently traveled to Iceland for a four-day intensive field experience in landscape painting and drawing. In Icelandic, the word feralag means a voyage or journey. In the exhibition, Feralag: Josu Charles, Christopher Lacoste and Leila Mesdaghi, three Edison State College art students, tell their personal stories of their journeys through art. The exhibition will be on display in the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery through April 24. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 2014 Juried Student Art Show will feature various artworks by Edison State College art students. The work will be on exhibit through May 9 in the Richard H. Rush Library ground floor lobby. The Rush Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 489-9313, visit www.rauschenberggallery.com or www. edison.edu/cultural/rushlibrary/index. Students in the art class Shell Point Welcomes Duo-Pianists Nielson & Young For Easter ConcertThe Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes duopianists Stephen Nielson and Ovid Young on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 6:15 p.m. as they conclude the 2013-14 Season of Praise Concert Series. Internationally-acclaimed concert pianists, Nielson & Young are Steinway artists who display a breadth of repertoire and performance venues virtually without comparison. Tickets are $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. For additional information about the series, call 454-2147. The Village Church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway, the community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with a newly renovated 18-hole championship golf course that is open to the public, deep water boating access with free boat dockage, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Stephen Nielson and Ovid Young iPhone And iPad WorkshopsiPhones and iPads are extraordinary devices that keep you connected to friends, family, knowledge, entertainment and the world. They can enrich and stimulate in new and exciting ways. They can also be intimidating, secretive and, as a result, used in very limited ways. The final installment of iPhone and iPad courses for the season are being offered at The Community House on Thursday, April 17 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This workshop is designed to demystify the technology and provide an easy on-ramp to really love your iPhone and iPad. Whether you havent yet ventured into this brave new world, or have a device but feel you could be using it more (or more efficiently), this workshop is for you. iPhone/iPad II is for those wanting to take their skills to the next level. Specific apps for password control, photo editing, GPS guidance, shopping and more will be discussed. Also covered will be tips for working efficiently, using the cloud and integration across multiple devices. Eric B. Orkin is a former business school professor and department chair at the University of New Hampshire, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, author of numerous articles and an inductee into the prestigious HiTech Hall of Fame. After two decades of dealing with Microsoft idiosyncrasies, he migrated his family to the Apple world and never looked back. When presenting technology, he is noted for making it accessible, practical and memorable. Advanced registration is encouraged. Cost for SCA members is $30 per class and guests arwe $35 per class. Contact The Community House for advanced registration. For more information on this or other SCA-sponsored events, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Beading ClassesAll are invited to The Community House to learn the intricate art of beading with shells and other treasures of the sea. The final classes for the season will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on May 7 and May 21. Instructor Anita Gober is a patient instructor who enjoys teaching these projects. All supplies and tools will be available and included in the price. Gober suggests that if you wear reading glasses, you should bring them. Classes are kept small for one-on-one instruction. There is a minimum of three people and a maximum of 10 for these projects. The per class price is $35 for SCA members and $40 for guests. Advanced classes will be scheduled ad hoc for $50 for three hours for SCA members. For more information or class registration, call 472-2155. To become an SCA sponsor, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net.
45 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Bling Bash Was A Big Successsubmitted by Nola TheissThe 2nd annual Bling Bash was a successful, fun afternoon. We had volunteers from all around the county and want to especially thank members of the Zonta Club of SanibelCaptiva who came out to set up, sell and clean up as well as FGCU students who volunteered. Cips Place waiters served delicious canaps, wine, water and iced tea and the Eileen Fisher staff jumped in and helped with the displays. Most of our previously loved jewelry now has happy, new owners. We had one family of three generations shopping happily. A large audience witnessed the presentation of the 2014 Human Trafficking Awareness Partner Award to Yaro Garcia, head clinician at ACT. Jennifer Benton, executive director of ACT, attended and was recognized for ACTs continuing support of human trafficking victims and building human trafficking awareness in the region. We want to thank the 60 generous donors of live and silent auction items, including Mark Loren Designs, Bradley Jewelers, Lindy Holt, Gulf Breeze Cottages and many others. This year, we had a diverse selection of items including unique pieces of jewelry from Mark Loren and Lindy Holt; a vintage painted desk from Vintage Designs; and valuable gift certificates from Bradley Jewelers, Estero Point Resorts and Gulf Breeze Cottages. Jean Baer was amazing as the auctioneer. The money earned at this event will be used to fund our prevention programs for youth. This summer, we will be conducting ARTREACH programs at Our Mothers Home, Heights Center and Boys and Girls Clubs. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information, contact us at email@example.com or 415-2635. From left, Jennifer Benton, Yaro Garcia and Nola Theiss Mary Faegre and her granddaughter Heidi Three generations shopping together 239-472-0303 362 PERIWINKLE WAY www.LighthouseCafe.com BREAKFAST & LUNCH 7 a.m. 3 p.m. DINNER 5 p.m. 9 p.m. ENJOY OUR CRUSTED FRESH FISH SPECIALS (when available): Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut Squash Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted Lighthouse Caf Lig hth ous e C af CRAFT BEER AND WINE LIST BIG PARTIES DONT SCARE US RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED CAESAR & OTHER SELECTIONSTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALAD (when available)GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA BURGERS, RIBS, STEAK & PASTA Author To Discuss Hate Group IdeologyAuthor Claire Connor will discuss her familys involvement with the John Birch Society and how she came to write the book Wrapped in the Flag at the regular meeting of the Democratic Club of the Islands. The meeting, to be held on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, is free and open to the public. Connor was in 8th grade when her parents dove into the world of paranoid politics, a world dominated by the John Birch Society (JBS). The phrase Were taking back the country was originated by founder Robert Welch in 1958. This seductive mantra turned Connors parents into life-long anti Communist, anti-government radicals. When she recognized these radical ideas being spouted as solutions to contemporary challenges, she knew she had to tell her story. Her book, named one of the best of 2013 in nonfiction by Kirkus Reviews, goes deep into the heart of the JBS and exposes the extreme ideas of that powerful political fringe group and shows how it continues to impact America today. She says, the past is not dead. In fact, it is not even past. Sanibel poet-author Joe Pacheco will also be present to share a couple of his political poems. For more information call 395-9078 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 201446 Monday Night MovieIn The Houseby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday, April 21 is In The House, a clever psychological comedy that touches upon the nature of creativity and stories within stories. Loosely set on a Spanish play called The Boy in the Last Row, its set in a secondary school in an unidentified French town where the intense prissy, humorless Germain (the fabulous Fabrice Luchini) teaches literature. In his mid-50s, he is married without children. Germain despises most of his fellow teachers for their conventional thinking and despairs of his pupils for their uniformity and lack of imagination. His wife, Jeanne (Kristin Scott Thomas), runs a would-be fashionable avant-garde art gallery. Germain discovers a gifted pupil, 16-year-old Claude, who turns in an essay on What I did last week. Claude writes of his fascination with a fellow pupil and his seemingly perfect middleclass life with adoring parents. They are so different from Claudes own broken family. Germain is grabbed by the mixture of affection and satire in Claudes paper and becomes obsessed with the development of Claudes literary style. We learn that Germains given name is Claude, and that he himself is the author of an unsuccessful novel and haunted by its failure. In The House is crafty and juicy and ought to delight anyone whose ever thought themselves a storyteller. The award-winning film runs 105 minutes. Next up on April 28 is the last Monday Night Film for this season, Augustine, a gothic love story about a doctor and patient. 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. Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour 4-9pm Join us for our REGULAR MENU & CHEF EASTER SPECIALS Music by Renata & Paul Music by Renata & Paul RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED for both options 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 Winner of Winner of Best Casual Fine Dining Best Casual Fine Dining 2012 & 2013 2012 & 2013 NEW GLUTEN FREE MENU Li ve E nt er ta in me nt N ig ht ly 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 TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE! RESERVE NOW!!! TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE! RESERVE NOW!!! Saturday, April 19th Saturday, April 19th TOP SHELF TOP SHELF BAND BAND 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm 10:30am-4:00pm 10:30am-4:00pm $24.99 Adults $24.99 Adults $12.99 Children $12.99 Children VIEW MENU ONLINE @ brattasristorante.com VIEW MENU ONLINE @ brattasristorante.com EASTER BRUNCH/DINNER BUFFET Friday, April 18th Friday, April 18th The NDECISION The NDECISION BAND BAND 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm Working TogetherSummit Christian Preschool at Sanibel Community Church encourages creativity while learning all the basics. The preschool caters to children ages two to four. Jackie Chavez and Rivkah Livermon work together choosing just the right colors for their shapes picture New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 NEW SEASONAL MENU NEW SEASONAL MENU FARM-TO-TABLE FARM-TO-TABLETASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD EARLY BIRD SPECIAL EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FROM 5-5:30PM FROM 5-5:30PM
47 ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildThe Swimming Placeby Derek FellTwo waterfalls bright, In a cathedral of trees, Making pools of deep water; Silver threads in the breeze. I walk down a dark path, Engulfed in green vines, And swim in slow movements As though afloat in a shrine. The water sparkles, feels cool, It refreshesrestores I drift through fine spray, Climb to a great height, Dive from high lava rocks, Emerge in a shaft of sunlight. I bathe there for hours Enthralled by the scene, Make a sketch on a pad Never felt more serene. As smooth as a mirror, Clear and clean shore to shore. Island resident Derek Fell was inspired to write this poem after discovering a series of waterfalls along a hiking trail on the Big Island of Hawaii. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, April 8, there were seven tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Helen and Jim McCartney 2. Sharon Broadwell and Alaine Jass 3. Barbara and Tom Kelso East/West 1. Christl and Bruce Smith 2. Clara and Terry Terrana 3. Gini Gersack and Ann Lindberg There are two ACBL-sanctioned games at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. from the beginning of January through the end of April. For further information, contact Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week, individual work will be showcased. BIG ARTS Documentary Seriesby Di SaggauThe critically acclaimed BIG ARTS Documentary Series continues on Wednesday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. in Schein Hall with the controversial documentary Blackfish. The film focuses on the captivity of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound male orca involved in the deaths of three individuals, and the consequences of keeping killer whales in captivity. It includes interviews with trainers and one of the whalers who stole Tillicum from his family as a baby. Tillicum, however, is not the villain. This particular whale, serving as a glorified sperm bank for SeaWorld, is the genetic source for over half of SeaWorlds whales in their entire park system. While that is frightening, whats more frightening is the knowledge that these whales have a sense of self, a sense of family, even a portion of the brain that humans lack. One former trainer said, When you look into their eyes, you know somebody is home. Somebodys looking back. Blackfish raises awareness about their captivity. The film runs 83 minutes. There will be a brief introduction to the movie and a discussion after with the audience. Tickets are $5 each. For more information, call 395-0900. 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 Veuve Cliquot Rose 750 ml. Reg. $68.99 SALE $58.99Johnnie Walker Red 1.75 ltr. Reg. $36.99 SALE $29.99Bacardi Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. $25.99Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. Reg. $25.99 SALE $22.99 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 750 ml. $13.99A to Z Pinot Noir 70 ml. Reg. $21.99 SALE $18.99(Rated in Top 100 Wines by Wine Spectator)Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. $15.99 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750 ml. Reg. $26.99 SALE $22.99Clos 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. Artists Say Thanks To Sanibel LibraryOn April 3, 2014 the directors of Sanibel Captiva Art League made a presentation to the Sanibel Public Library with thanks for all the library does in supporting the league through regular exhibitions of art. The monthly exhibitions range from shows of work by one or more artist members of the league, judged and/or juried exhibits, as well as open shows. Margaret Mohundro, library director Joanne Wessels, technology manager, and Dan Moeder, treasurer of the board of commissioners, were presented with a current book by Richard Smith and Katie Swatland, Alla Prima II: Everything I Know about Painting and More. As well, two DVDs by Charles Reid were presented: Watercolor Solutions and Watercolor Secrets. It is hoped that this educational material will be of interest to those interested in art and art techniques. Information about Sanibel Captiva League is available at www.sancapart. com. Gloria Krekel, Joanne Wessels, Kathy Taylor, Dan Moeder and Rene Scheu Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 43 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 18, 2014 B BSECTIONCaptiva Breaks Ground For New Fire Stationby Jeff LysiakOn April 10, about two dozen firefighters, fire commissioners, public officials and VIPs turned over dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Captiva Island Fire Control Districts new headquarters. The facility, which will be located at 14981 Captiva Drive, replaces the fire station originally constructed in 1980. According to Captiva Fire Chief Rich Dickerson, the new 6,110-square-foot station will include three bays (the previous station had two), an administration building with living quarters (seven bunk rooms), four offices, training room and break room. After Hurricane Charley, we didnt have a place for all of the emergency personnel we had out here, said Dickerson. We had talked about a remodel (of the old facility); we wanted a building that could serve this community for the next 50 years. Captiva Fire Commissioner Bob Brace, who emceed the groundbreaking ceremony, talked about the project partners responsible for envisioning, designing, financing and constructing the new facility. They include Sweet Sparkman Architects, J L Wallace, Inc. Construction, Fifth Third Bank, past and present firefighters as well as the island community. Todd Sweet spent a lot of time planning something that would fit right in with Captiva, and we believe theyve done that, said Brace, who called the community support the district received for the project the glue thats held this together. Dickerson noted that construction officials have estimated the new fire station will take eight to 10 months to complete. At the groundbreaking ceremony for the Captiva Island Fire Control Districts new station facility, firefighters, commissioners, public officials and VIPs prepare to turn over dirt at the construction site photos by Jeff Lysiak Artists rendering of the new Captiva fire station, which is expected to be completed by next spring image courtesy Sweet Sparkman Architects Taking part in last Thursdays ceremonies were, from left, Bob Brace, Colin Kilgore, Sheryl Sims and Rich Dickerson Looking over the new fire facilitys plans are, from left, Jeff Bauer, Sheryl Sims and TJ ClineAll Signs Good For Local Tourismby Anne MitchellDuring the month of February, Smith Travel Research Lee Countys tourism consultant recorded an 88.3 percent occupancy rate for The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, reflecting a 5.8 percent increase compared to 83.5 percent in February 2013. RevPAR figures (revenue per available room) increased by 18.8 percent over February 2013. Tourism resort tax collection continues record-breaking increases. After unprecedented double-digit increases during the first four months of the fiscal year, the preliminary resort tax collections continue to rise to record levels. For the month of February, a preliminary total of $4,097,842 was collected, a 16.9 percent increase over the preliminary collections in February 2013. Yearto-date collections increased 17.7 percent to $13,876,746. Airport activity was also on the upswing in February. Some 862,899 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, an increase of 4.33 percent compared to February 2013, making it the busiest February in the airports 30-year history. That was despite numerous weatherrelated flight cancellations. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 3.7 percent from the same period last year.
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4B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 The winners were: Mixed 4.0 Main Division Pam Monahan and BJ Hallsey; finalists Janet Craycraft and Butch Sherock Mens Blue Division Bob Orr and Roger Blouin; finalists John DeFrancisco and Gene Lopez Mixed Open Division Kerry Kendrick and Scott Kendrick; finalists Holly McIntosh and Aaron Sunday Mens Red Division Tom Rizzo and Dave Petrick; finalists Bryan Koehn an David Koehn Ladies 4.0 Division Janie Heck and Judy Wilson; finalists Linda Humphries and Jan Gworek Tournament play kicked off Saturday morning and continued through Sunday, with a break for socializing at Saturdays Courtside Happy Hour and a chance to cheer on the players at the Pro Exhibition Match (Scott Kendrick, Aaron Sunday, Jeff Soloman and Preston Hindman). Tournament winners received an etched wine glass by Lucas Century. Tournament proceeds support SCCFs programs and mission to conserve coastal and aquatic habitats on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Championship Sponsors were: Bill and Tory Burch, The Sanctuary Golf Club, Karen Bell VIP Realty, and Wayne and Linda Boyd. Match Sponsors were: Barefoot Charleys Painting, Baileys General Store, John and Martha Wolf, Mimi and Tom Adams, Nancy Orr, Lily and Co., Philip and Roberta Puschel, Ellen Raisbeck, Carol Gardner, Paul and Lucy Roth, Intech Printing, John and Deborah La Gorce, Lisa and Nathaniel Bradley, Dolce and Jim Doss, Mike Kelly, and Barrier Island Title Services. Set Sponsors were: Henry and Inge Glissman, Sally Reed, Nanelle Wehman, Dr. and Mrs. Curtin, Bob Fisher, Fran Cameron, April and Patrick Tzanis, Hal and June Patinkin, and Superior Title Services of Sanibel. Game Sponsors were: Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sabal Signs, Sallie Soule, Harry and Mona Gleitz, Bill and Carol Rosenberg, Indigo Press, Joseph Pacheco, RE/ MAX of the Islands, Mark Andrews, and Warren Schwab. Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille, The Dunes, Lazy Flamingo, Traders Restaurant and Point Ybel Brewery donated food and drinks for the Saturday evening Courtside Happy Hour and Pro Exhibition Match. Tournament founder Luc Century, who provided the trophies and auction prize Major sponsor Barbara Chappell on the court Leonard Thatch, playing for Lily & Co. Game, Set And Match At SCCFs Tennis TournamentPerfect weather complemented the competition at the 22nd annual SCCF Tennis Tournament played at The Pavel & Blackwood Tennis Academy at The Dunes on April 5 and 6. Support from major sponsor Barbara Chappell helped make the weekend possible. Erick Lindblad, SCCF executive director, with Pam Monahan, BJ Hallsey, Janet Craycraft and Butch Sherock Gene Lopez, John DeFrancisco, Roger Blouin and Bob Orr Linda Humphries, Janie Heck and Judy Wilson Championship sponsor Karen Bell with SCCFs Erick Lindblad and Dee Serage-Centruy Scott Kendrick, Holly McIntosh, Aaron Sunday and Kerry Kendrick Dave Petrick, Tom Rizzo, Bryan Koehn and David Koehn
5B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014Donors of gifts for the auction and raffle were: The Sanctuary Golf & Tennis Club, Lily & Co., Fort Myers Harley Davidson, Lighthouse Caf, Casa Ybel Resort, Beachview Tennis Club, Laura Ball, Jim Castle, Green Flash, Sanibel Fish House, Captiva Cruises, Tie 1 On Charters, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Sunset Grill, Lazy Flamingo, Green Flash Restaurant, Ace Performer, West Wind Inn, Thistle Lodge, Cheryl Clark, and Lucas Century Glass. Coordinators and volunteers included: tournament director Nick Blackwood of Pavel & Blackwood Tennis Academy at The Dunes, The Dunes General Manager Leilani Sivsov, Jean Crenshaw and staff from the tennis pro shop, Lisa Cochrane of Dorado Property Management, Warren Schwab, Lucas Century, and Toni Halski of Beachview Tennis Club. Karen Bell of VIP Realty and Lily & Co. provided additional support. SCCF Executive Director Erick Lindblad and SCCF educator and tennis tournament organizer Dee Serage-Century with The Dunes General Manager Leilani Sivsov and tournament director Nick Blackwood of Pavel & Blackwood Tennis Academy at The Dunes Dee Serage-Century with Lisa NewmeyerCochrane Recreation Department Recognizes Volunteer Of The Month BurgenerThe City of Sanibel Recreation Department recognized Volunteer of the Month Ken Burgener, a Rec Center volunteer for two years. He is usually found volunteering with all ages and at special events. He enjoys seeing all of the smiling faces and working with the kids. When asked how volunteering at the recreation center has impacted his life, Burgener responded, Physical fitness is good both for the body and the mind, and volunteering here keeps me active. I also enjoy seeing my local neighbors using the facility. Burgener and his wife of seven years, Linda, run a bird-watching business, which has allowed him to work outside with kids for the Florida Audubon as well as taking thousands of people through the Everglades. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University in environmental geography. He is an Eagle Scout and is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America. Burgener loves to travel and has visited all 50 states and many foreign countries. Volunteer opportunities are now available. For more information on joining your friends and neighbors who serve as Recreation Center volunteers, call 472-0345. Ken Burgener 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. sancaptrustco.com
6B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Sanibel Minors Teams Go 1-1-1 In NaplesSanibels first ever minors division baseball teams traveled to Naples to play against three top Naples teams this past Saturday. Sanibel teams won one, lost one and tied one. In the opening game, Sanibel Blue (2-1) beat Naples Raptors 8-3 behind solid pitching from Matthew Ciccone (1-0) and Chase Johnson (S, 1). Kaden Taylor hit key a key triple to drive in three runs (2-3, 5 RBI). Jackson McKee began a double play in the final inning to thwart Naples from rallying. Riley Johnson scored three times after reaching base every time at the plate (2 BB; 1 HBP). In the second game, Sanibel combined Sanibel White and Sanibel Blue in a pickup lineup without practice. Naples Bulldogs, reputedly the top team in Collier County, took advantage of the untested lineup. Sanibel Combined (0-3) lost 13-3. Kaden Taylor took his second loss on the season (1-2) after a stellar start the prior weekend versus the Cape Coral Yankees. Daniel Paul (1-1) cracked a double to deep centerfield, Tye Phoenix (1-2, 1 R) had a base hit, and Chase Johnson (0-1, 1 R, 1 BB) stole two bases in the cause. The third game was exciting throughout. Sanibel White (1-1-1) couldnt hold a four-run lead in the final inning, but outhit the Naples Cubs 7-5 to finish with a 10-10 tie in an action packed game. Tye Phoenix (2-3, 1 RBI, 2 R) tripled in the first inning with a deep fly ball to right and reached based on each at bat. Aidan Donovan (1-2, 2 RBI, 1 R) hit a line drive double to center in the third. Ryan Dunavant (1-2, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 HBP) was solid at the plate and in the field. Haven Elias-Branca (1-1, 1 RBI, 1 R) picked up his first hit. Christian Menzel (1-1, 2 BB) scored twice. Daniel Paul (2 H, 3 BB, 1 ER) made his pitching debut to be remembered with two innings of work, including four strikeouts. Phoenix threw out a would-be thief to Donovan, who applied the tag at third base to end the Cubs second inning rally. Sanibel last faced Naples two years ago in a Cal Ripken 12U All-Stars District Championship Tournament in Bradenton. The Naples All-Stars beat the Sanibel All-Stars 28-0 in two innings, with the Naples team letting up considerably against overmatched Sanibel (playing in its first ever sanctioned All-Star game). Sanibel White coach Anthony Aracri explained, Look, the air is thinner that far north. You might give up 42 runs in that weather and lose 26-0. It can happen nothing to be embarrassed about. Sanibel is also standing at 1-3 against the Cape Coral Yankees after two highoctane doubleheaders. In the first doubleheader, the teams scored a combined 53 runs, with Cape Coral holding a 31-22 advantage and taking both exciting games. In the second doubleheader, Sanibel improved to outscore Cape Coral 19-17 and split the doubleheader. Christian Menzel blasts a double during Game 2. He went 2 for 5 with an RBI. Hortoons CROW Classic Seeks Golfers Player spots are still available for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlifes 2nd annual CROW Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 3 at the Sanibel Island Golf Club. The Classic will feature 18 holes of golf, with several prizes to be awarded. In addition, there will be a silent auction of golf-related items, including foursomes from many local golf and country clubs. The four-person mystery scramble will tee-off at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Blue Coyote at the Sanibel Island Golf Club. A continental breakfast will be provided by the Sanibel Deli. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sanibel Island Golf Club, site of the 2nd annual CROW Classic Golf TournamentSend your editorial copy to:email@example.com
7B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Loggerhead Cay #353 has long successful rental history & gulf view too $499K 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Mariner Pointe #631 bayfront 2 bedrm w/open kitchen & glassed lanai $549K Cottage Colony West #119 grosses $80K+ in 50/50 split program $599K Mariner Pointe #711 updated 3-bedrm walk-out w/this bay view $599.9K Sanibel Surfside #123 has this view, updated interior & super income $874K Sand Pointe #122 has new kitchen & baths, gulf view, & rental income $749K Spanish Cay #A7 river on one side & beach across street $274K furnished Mariner Pointe #332 remodeled 2 bedrm w/this front porch view $520K Sandalfoot #5C1, beachfront walk-out income-producer in low-fee complex $699K Dimmick Dr parcel next to preserved land, plenty of room for pool home $185K 5307 Umbrella Pool Rd oversized near-beach parcel on cul-de-sac $399K 837 Limpet Dr is over 1/2 acre in Shell Harbor overlooking canals $749K SanibelSusan.wordpress.com SanibelSusan.com 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 FISH Gives Thanks To Sanibel Island Farmers MarketIts hard to believe, but after months of hard work, a whole lot of fun and tremendous support from the community, the Sanibel Island Farmers Market season will soon be over. Betsy Ventura and Jean Baer, co-managers of the Sanibel Island Farmers Market, organize and staff the market throughout its November through April season. At the end of every market Sunday and at the suggestion of Betsy and Jean, vendors tirelessly pack boxes of unsold fruits and vegetables for the FISH food pantry. FISH volunteers load and unload fresh fruits and vegetables, bagels and treats each Sunday afternoon at the FISH food pantry. FISH and our clients greatly appreciate the generosity of the Sanibel Farmers Market. We cannot thank Betsy and Jean enough for thinking of the FISH food pantry and encouraging the vendors to supply healthy food choices for our clients, year after year, said Nicole McHale, FISH board member. Their continued support is an integral part of the success of our food pantry. For more information, visit www.fishofsanibel.com. Sanibel Island Farmers Market growers with FISH board member Jerry Edelman Betsy Ventura, FISH board member Nicole McHale and Jean Baer Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference
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 Stunning, Expansive Gulf Views Spacious & Pristine 2BD/2BA + Den Exquisitely Updated & Furnished $1,575,000 MLS 2140465 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Beachcomber Ground Level, 2BD/2BA Attached Villa Wonderful Private Lake View, Move-in Ready New AC, Water Heater, Paint, Carpet, W/D $209,000 MLS 2140497 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Tamarind Cay Gulf Harbour Yacht & CC 3BD/3BA Luxury Condominium w/River Views Secure, Private Elevator, Gated, Garage Included Granite, Tile, Tray Ceilings, Window Treatments $549,000 MLS 2140253 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Gated Riverfront Community Beautifully Remodeled 4BD/3.5BA Separate Guest Quarters w/Kitchenette & Bath Stunning Views of Lake & Golf Course $749,000 MLS 2131283 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Dunes Lake View Home 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 2BD/2BA Second Floor Condo Fully Furnished Deeded Beach Access $415,000 MLS 2130731 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Coquina Beach Condo Lovely, Spacious, Updated 3BD/3BA Pool Home Granite & Stainless Kitchen Split Floorplan3rd BR Murphy Bed/Home Of ce $424,900 MLS 2140491 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 McGregor Woods Build to Suit East End Location Deeded Beach Access, Club House & Golf Course $293,000 MLS 2121294 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Dunes Sanibel Beautiful 2BD/2BA with Gulf View New Kitchen, Baths, Flooring & Furnishings Community Pool & Tennis Court $1,275,000 MLS 2140289 Vicki Panico & Fred Newman 239.980.0088 Lands End Village 1637 Large 1BD/1BA Condo Sundial Beach Resort Rental Program Recent Upgrades & Nicely Appointed $264,900 MLS 2140118 Brian Murty 239. 565.1272 Sundial Unit Stunning 3BD/2.5BA Luxury Residence Gorgeous Views Over Golf Course & Lake Private Pool/Hot Tub & Elevator $1,099,000 MLS 2900605 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Beachview CC Estates 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 Luxury Waterfront 4BD/3BA 4 Car Garage & Screened in Pool Area Deep Water Wide Canal w/Dock & Lift $849,900 MLS 2131234 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Palm Isles Gulf Access 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 Serene Sanibel Setting 4BD/4BA with Den Private Pool & Hot Tub Chefs Kitchen w/ Custom Cabinetry $1,795,000 MLS 2131189 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Prestigious Location on West Gulf Custom Home with 4BD/4BA & Pool Lot May Be Purchased Separately Virtual Tour: www.861Birdie.info $1,149,000 MLS 2140273 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 New Custom Home in Beachview C.C. Historic 2BD/2BA, 2,023 Living Sq. Ft. Almost 2 Acres of Private Bay Front Tranquility Boat Lift & Dock $1,795,000 MLS 2130947 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Woodrings Subdivision 2BD/2BA Beachside Condo Updated and Offered Furnished Ground Level, Fenced Yard $395,000 MLS 2131369 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Coquina Beach Totally Remodeled Kitchen & Bathrooms Beautifully Furnished Great East-End Rental Complex $549,000 MLS 2131294 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 Loggerhead Cay NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW PRICE NEW LISTING8B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014
RoyalShellSales.com239.472.0078 5BD/5.5BA Gated Estate Large Private Boat Dock Stunning Views of Roosevelt Channel $2,149,000 MLS 2140135 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Angels Breeze Captiva On Gulf Access Canal Lot Boat Dock in Place East End Location $449,000 MLS 2901320 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Build to Suit Yourself Stunning, Expansive Gulf Views Spaciaous & Pristine 2BD/2BA + Den Exquisitely Updated & Furnished $1,575,000 MLS 2140465 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Beachcomber 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 Remodeled Upscale Eatery/Of ce Building High Traf c Periwinkle Way Location High End Finishes in Both Eatery & Of ce Areas $2,299,000 MLS 2130703 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Prime Commercial Space Expansive Fairway Views Ample Space to Build Dream Home Boasts 4,250 S.F. Impermeable Coverage $ 349,000 MLS 2900288 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Beachview Country Club Lot Two Free Standing Homes Over 170 ft. Beach Frontage Large Private Pool $4,949,000 MLS 2140177 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Side-By-Side Captiva 3BD/2BA Beach Cottage w/Loft Vaulted Ceilings & Large Windows Quiet Street Between Beach and Bay $849,000 MLS 2111213 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 4BR/3BA w/separate guest house Wood ooring, wood beamed ceilings Multiple porches, sparkling pool, double lot $1,849,000 MLS 2140495 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sunny Captiva Beach Cottage Motivated Seller East End Charmer Near Beach 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 Sanctuary Golf Course, Situated on 1 lots Majestic Bayfront & Golf Course Views Amazing Outdoor Living, Pool/Spa $3,295,000 MLS 2121339 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 Sanibel Island Canal Home Sanctuary Bayfront NEW LISTING NEW LISTING9B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014
10B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Sanibel Sand Sculpturessubmitted by Darrel Larson from MinneapolisMy wife and I stayed at the Sundial Resort and during the first week my daughter and her family came down and we built a sandcastle, whale and lobster. During the second week my son and his family came down and we spent the week making an alligator, hammerhead shark, sea horse and an octopus. The sand sculptures were a big hit with locals and vacationers. Several of the locals stated they have lived on the island for many years and had never seen anything like it. Needless to say, there were a lot of pictures of the sculptures taken during the two weeks. Attached are a few of the sand sculptures. Seahorse Octopus Some of the Larson family members with their sand sculptures Alligator Shark Cycling Safety Notes WHEN STOPPED, CLEAR THE PATH AND ALLOW OTHERS TO BIKE THROUGH Its always frustrating for any path user, cyclist or other, to come across another user who has stopped and is blocking the path with their bicycle. Its also unsafe since its adding yet one more obstacle, another demand upon concentration. So lets be courteous and clear the path when were making that phone call or checking the map. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB
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12B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 The Beaches Of Fort Myers And Sanibel Honored For Online Film The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel video Awaken has been honored for Best Travel & Adventure Online Film & Video in the 18th annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the Internets highest honor by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and creator of the Gif, Steve Wilhite. Awaken is a five-minute digital experience that celebrates the exceptional ecological diversity found along the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel while immersing potential visitors in the destinations natural beauty. At the forefront of digital innovation, the first-of-its-kind film was shot in a 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) format using the latest photo, video, slow motion and time-lapse techniques. Awaken can be viewed on an enormous scale IMAX-sized as well as shared on PCs and smartphones. The full-length film can be viewed at www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/awaken. Honorees like The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet, said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 12,000 entries we received this year. As a destination, we are continually embracing technology to engage travelers and promote the regions unique natural beauty, said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau. We wanted to be the first travel destination to create a film in 4K. This honor acknowledges Awakens success and underscores our efforts as innovators in the industry. The 18th Annual Webby Awards received 12,000 entries from more than 60 countries and all 50 states. Out of all the 12,000 entries submitted, fewer than 15 percent received this honor and were deemed an official honoree. Change Of Command At Final MOAA Dinner MeetingOn Tuesday evening, April 8, the last dinner meeting of the Lee Coast Military Officers Association of America was held at Crown Colony. The annual change of command. Cmdr. Douglas Quelch presented a token of appreciation to outgoing President RADM Rodger Triftshauser and his wife Joann. First Lieutenant Bobbie Alexander was recognized at the dinner. She was awarded Frances highest honor, the Legion of Merit, for her work as an army nurse in the Battle of the Buldge. A new slate of officers was sworn in for the coming year. Outgoing President Roger Triftshauser congratulates incoming President Fred Bondurant Roger Triftshauser awards Bobbie Alexander the French Legion of Merit Mg. James Dozier swears in, from left: Past President Roger Triftshauser, Treasurer Ltc. Alex Mackenzie, Corresponding Secretary Ltc. Teresa Galgano, Vice President Col. Steve Epkins and President Ltc. Fred Bondurant Roger and JoAnn Triftshauser and Doug Quelch
13B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Bob Janes Memorial Golf Outingsubmitted by Commander Douglas Quelch, USN retired, Tournament DirectorThe 1st annual Bob Janes Memorial Golf Outing was held at Shell Point Golf Clubs Platinum course Wednesday, April 9 in windy, but partly sunny conditions. Sponsored by the Lee Coast Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), 112 golfers participated in this fundraiser for wounded warriors and other veterans and their families in need. The late Bob Janes, former mayor of Sanibel and Lee County commissioner, and also the first president of the Lee Coast chapter, was honored at this event. His widow, Linda Janes of Sanibel, who attended a chapter dinner the night before, knew her husband would have been so pleased at the way in which his name was remembered. Baileys of Sanibel catered both the breakfast before and the lunch following play. Head catering chef Karl Hamme produced a fruit tart in the shape of an American flag to go with the other smoked delicacies on the luncheon menu. Due to the extreme generosity of numerous local merchants and other citizens, almost every player left with a prize. Unfortunately, no one won the two new Mercedes Benz offered by Mercedes of Fort Myers for holes-in-one, but two lucky golfers did win a free weekend rental of a new BMW, offered by BMW of Fort Myers, for Ultimate Drives by a male and female. Following the award of competition prizes by Shell Point head pro Gary Keating, Sanibel Vice Mayor Doug Congress and Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra were introduced. Two wounded warriors from the most recent conflicts were also introduced. Their presence was contrasted by two golfers from World War II; Bill Harrod, 92, a former army sergeant who fought in the South Pacifc, and Bill Reiff, 91, a former P-51 Mustang pilot from the 8th Air Force, who fought in the European theater. One of the guests at the luncheon, 81-year-old USAF colonel John Freeland, former mayor of Rockville, Maryland and father-in-law of Shell Point Village Church pastor Andy Hawkings, was quite proud of the efforts being made to support veterans causes. Due to the success of this event, the golf calendar in future years will include this tournament. Fred Bondurant, Doug Quelch and Roger Triftshauser Area Youth Baseball CompetitionSanibel Babe Ruth League will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition for area youth on Saturday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. at The Sanibel School fields. Presented by Scotts Competition, Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the allaround champion in each age and gender group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For more information, contact local coordinator Chuck Phoenix at cptp@RhodesTucker.com or call 4721144.
14B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 North Fort Myers Whitewashes Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueThe North Ft. Myers Senior 8-Ball League trounced the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League 21-13 in the annual challenge match played this year at Del Tura Country Clubs four-table billiard room. This puts the North Fort Myers cue men ahead in the series 4-3 and avenges last years loss to Sanibel when the match was played on American Legion Post 123s two coin-op tables. Participating for Sanibel were: Rich Ennis, Dave Doane, Bob Buntrock, Jimbo Gaubatz, Matt Hall, Doc Lubinski, Kevin Pottorf and Kip Johnson. North Fort Myers shooters were: Harry Christopher, Del Tura; Denny Erickson, Del Tura; Johnny Graverson, Pine Lakes; Harry Cowan, Buccaneer Village; Elmer Voigt, Six Lakes; Joe OBrien, Six Lakes; Al Sutherland, Herons Glen; and Gary Grant, Tamiami Village. Top producers for Sanibel were Dave Doane and Jimbo Gaubatz with three wins each. Harry Christopher, Johnny Graverson and Denny Erickson went 4-0 each for North Fort Myers. When asked what caused the most lop-sided loss in the seven matches played in the series, Sanibel captain Bob Buntrock said, Well, it could have been the tan cloth on the Del Tura tables and having to use tan chalk. Or, it might have been the tight pockets and cushions that catapulted balls past planned position. Or, it may have been playing on bigger tables without having to put quarters in slots. But, all in all, it came down to the fact that they put a better team on the tables and just kicked our butts. The annual match closes the season for the Sanibel shooters. Their league will start play again in mid-October with six teams playing on the only two tables on the island located at American Legion Post 123 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. Players interested in playing in the league should contact Bob Buntrock at 887-2704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Classic Golf Tournament8:30 am start with Continental Breakfast provided by Sanibel Deli Lunch After Tournament Blue Coyote May 3 2014The Sanibel Island Golf Club Golf and Lunch $125.00 Foursome $400.00Register for event James Robinson (239) 472-3644 ext 221 Jrobinson@crowclinic.orgSAVE THE DATESaving Wildlife Through Care, Education and CollaborationThe Dunes Golf ClubIndividual Quota PointsThe results from The Dunes Mens Golf Association play on April 9, format Individual Quota Points, are: Flight #1 1st Bob Schoen +15 2nd Place Terry Finzen +4 3rd Ed Greenberg +4 Flight #2 1st Bruce McLaughlin +8 2nd Dave Blue +4 3rd Mike Funk +3 Flight #3 1st Fred Gobel +11 2nd Tom Donovan +10 3rd Tom Browning +9 The Dune Golf ClubNifty NinersThe results from Nifty Niners play at The Dunes on April 10, format Individual Low Net and Flag Day, are: Flight 1 1st Willie Winkler 34 2nd Maureen OBrien 35 Flight 2 1st Gay Nichols 30 T2nd Nancy Hopkins 35 Shirley Richards 35 Flag Winner Gay Nichols Birdie Judy Yenkole #4 The Dunes Golf ClubLow Gross, Low Net, Low PuttThe results from The Dunes Womens Golf Association play for April 11, format Low Gross + Low Net + Low Putts, are: 1st Jody Hawkins 152 Betsy Cox Mary Donovan 2nd Margaret Dwyer 153 Sharon Hannon Annie Wainwright Grethe Christensen 3rd Tanya Hochschild 154 Joan Kent June Muench Maureen OBrien Chip-ins Tanya Hochschild #1 Marcia Cohen #6 Carol Curcuru #8 Birdies Jody Hawkins #6 Hole In OneJack Stahl, island resident and employee on The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, got his sixth hole in one on the 11th hole at The Dunes on Saturday, April 5. The shot was witnessed by Bobbie McGlynn and Jim and Sharon Ellen. A CPA spends years preparing formoments just like these .Call 239.472.13231648 Perwinkle Way, Suite D SanibelWe recommend Tax Saving Strategies that help you...Businesses and individuals pay the lowest amount of taxes allowable by law because we continually look for ways to minimize your taxes.Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 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 REDUCED 16B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 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 $799,000 O ered at $799,000 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 $499,000 O ered at $499,000 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 $899,000 O ered at $899,000 REDUCED UNDER CONTRACT REDUCED REDUCED 17B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014
18B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: email@example.com www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTA ATTORNEYS AT LAWSanibel Residents American Lung Association Stairclimb EventRegistration is under way and a record number of teams have begun training for the Fight for Air Stairclimb, scheduled for April 26 at the High Point Place, 2104 West First Street in Fort Myers. Last years event, hosted by the Gulfcoast Chapter of the American Lung Association (ALA), raised $45,000 for the battle against lung diseases such as lung cancer and asthma. Lung cancer is the leading cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. Event organizers hope to top $50,000 this year in part to fund lung cancer research. During stairclimbs, which ALA hosts nationwide, participants raise money by collecting pledges to ascend the stairway in a high-rise tower. High Point Place, the tallest building between Tampa and Miami, has donated access to one of its towers for all five years of the Fight For Air Climb. Participants ascend the high rises 541 steps up 30 floors. We have double the number of climbers and teams registered so far this year compared to this time last year, said Kurt Goerke, regional director of the ALAs Gulfcoast Chapter. The event is growing in popularity, and we hope to turn that interest into record participation and dollars raised. As is the trend nationally, the Fort Myers stairclimb is attracting an increasing participation from local firefighters and police officers who are members of their departments SWAT teams. Firefighters and SWAT officers don their full gear during the climb, providing a healthy competition between neighboring fire districts and law enforcement agencies, while inspiring non-public safety participants. Teams who have registered for the event are invited to begin training, and practice climbs are scheduled weekly on Saturday mornings. The cost to register is $25 and each climber must raise $100. More information and online registration is available at www.FightForAirClimb.org. Sponsor include: Lee Memorial Health System, High Point Place, 21st Century Oncology, Lee County Electric Cooperative, BB&T, Bagel Bagel, Simplified Technologies, Culligan Water, Bonefish Grill, Story Book Realty, McDonalds, Kings Brand, The Morgan House and Sun Harvest Citrus. For more information, or to get involved, call 9082685. SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who were the last teammates before Baltimores Manny Machado and Chris Davis in 2013 to lead the A.L. in doubles and home runs in the same season? 2. How many times did New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio have seasons of more RBIs than games played? 3. Who holds the Pac-12 record for most touchdown passes in a season? 4. In 2013, San Antonios Tim Duncan became the fourth player to play in the NBA Finals during three different decades. Name two of the other three. 5. When was the last time before the 2013-14 season that the Philadelphia Flyers won at least 10 consecutive games at home in regulation? 6. How many times has a Tour de France bicycling champion come from Great Britain? 7. Who gave heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali his second professional defeat? ANSWERS 1. Lou Gehrig (doubles) and Babe Ruth (home runs) did it for the New York Yankees in 1927. 2. Four seasons (1937, , ). 3. Southern Cals Matt Barkley, with 39 in 2011. 4. Elgin Baylor, A.C. Green and John Salley. 5. They won 14 consecutive home games in 1984-85. 6. Twice -in 2012 (Bradley Wiggins) and 2013 (Chris Froome). 7. Ken Norton beat him in 1973. Green Wave Golf Classic Is May 3 The Green Wave Golf Classic on May 3 is open to the public and features lunch and prizes. The annual tournament benefits the Fort Myers High School Athletic Boosters. Entry fee for the four-person scramble is $70 per participant. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100 and $200. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m. at Eastwood Country Club, 4600 Bruce Herd Lane in Fort Myers. For more information or to register, contact Cheryl Mitchell by email at VacationByCheryl@aol.com. to Benet the Sanibel School Fund Saturday, May 17th 12:30 p.m. shotgun start 4:30 p.m. helicopter ball dropOpportunity to win a Lexus by making a hole-in-one Rafe Tickets for Prizes Golf and Cocktail Reception $200 per personFor more info: Contact Jason Maughan at firstname.lastname@example.orgEvent will support Sanibel School Fund to provide funding for the Schools Foreign Language Program, technology, and other educational needs. Master Sponsors: Doc Fords Kiwanis Foundation Royal Shell Properties To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
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 Coast4 BR/4 BA with Guest House Over 170 Direct Gulf Frontage. Multiple Lanais, Pool Unparalleled views, private pathway to beach$4,949,000 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 One of the Most Beautiful Views in the Dunes Flowing oor plan for indoor/outdoor living Expertly remodeled, 5 BR/3.5 BA Spectacular lake views, large pool deck$825,000 Best of Loggerhead CayWe have the best units currently available at Loggerhead Cay. All have 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Community highlights include well maintained grounds, large pool, tennis, clubhouse, on-site management, weekly rentals, and pet friendly.Unit 451 $492,500 Upgraded kitchen, great location Unit 453 $519,000 Corner lanai, vaulted ceilings, Gulf views Unit 351 $548,000 Remodeled kitchen, Gulf views over courtyard Unit 373 $559,000 Beautifully remodeled with Gulf views Unit 574 $565,000 Great location & lowest priced unit in bldg. 5 Beautiful Golf Course Views in the Dunes 4 BR/3.5 BA, remodeled, bamboo ooring Separate guest quarters with kitchenette and bath Panoramic golf course views, walk or bike to beach$749,000 Extraordinary Property with Bay Views Located at tip of Isabel Drive 150 sea wall on direct access canal 2 BR/3 BA home with pool, spa, boat dock$1,195,000 Sundial Selection Gulf front complex w/pools, tennis, on-site rentalsUnit D304 $339,000 1 BR/1BA, Furnished Unit Q202 $739,000 2 BR/2BA w/den, Gulf View Unit O307 $975,000 2 BR/2 BA w/den, Gulf Front Pointe Santo A2Remodeled 2 BR/2BA, granite, furnished Popular Gulf front complex w/ weekly rentals Beach frontage, pool, hot tub, tennis$849,000 Luxury Penthouse Condo On East EndSpacious 2800 Sqft. 3 BR/3 BA + den Private garage and cabana, rooftop sundeck Fireplace, hurricane shutters, wet bar & built in grill on lanai$2,299,000 Gulf Front 3 BR Shorewood Unit3 BR/3 BA, private garage, Gulf view Rare to market; small condo complex Weekly rentals; East End location$1,449,000 Desirable Wedgewood PenthouseSpacious 3 BR/3.5 BA + den, laundry Beautiful Gulf views over brick paved pool Rooftop sundeck overlooking the Gulf$1,369,000 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$1,795,000 End End Charmer; Near Beach3 BR/3 BA w/separate guest house Wood ooring, wood beamed ceilings Multiple porches, sparkling pool, large lot$1,849,000 Stunning Captiva Estate5 BR/5.5 BA with pool Over 1 acre, Roosevelt Channel Navigable, Dock, Elevator$2,149,000 Home on Wide, Direct Access CanalCharming 2 BR/2 BA Screen enclosed pool with brick paver deck Boat dock, minutes to the bay$875,000 Gulf Front Condo Tanglewood3 BR/2BA, direct Gulf front views Bright & cheery, impact sliders, new tile Tropical landscaped grounds, large lanai $1,179,000 Paradise Found: Two Captiva Gold Coast LotsPurchase them separately or together for ultimate estate 100 ft of gorgeous Captiva beach frontage for each parcel Each parcel is perfect for constructing your masterpiece$2,995,000 each REDUCED NEW LISTING n 239-464-2984n 800-805-0168LiveSanibel.com n LiveCaptiva.com NEW LISTING19B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014
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 Jitka Kotlanova, server at the Greenhouse 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 APRIL 18, 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 APRIL 18, 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 IslandSunNews.com VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Site Visitation Landscape Design Installation Delivery Monthly Maintenance300 CENTER ROAD FORT MYERS FL 33907239.939.9663 www.NoLawn.comOpen Mon Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3pmGET REAL: GO NATIVE!WE CARRY THOUSANDS OF NATIVE WILDFLOWERS, TREES, SHRUBS, VINES, GRASSES & AQUATIC PLANTS 20% OFFEVERYTHINGthrough December
From page 21BRestaurants22B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 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. 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, ZEBRA FROZEN YOGURTThis bold and bright cafe/store offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors try the caramel sea salt pretzel with more than 50 toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, chopped candy and sprinkles. Other offerings include milk shakes, smoothies and frappes. Zebra has indoor and outdoor seating. The store recently added frozen yogurt to go, by the pint and quart. SANIBEL CAFEThis longtime Sanibel restaurant specializes in island-style cooking in its open air kitchen. 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 State Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years 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. 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. 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 Earl, with contemporary music and reggae; Thursday, Malibu Duo, contemporary, reggae and dance; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has music tonight, Friday, by Marty Stokes & The Captiva Blues Band. 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. On Tuesday, Chris Coile will be playing 50s and 60s hits, and its also open mic night from 8 to 11 p.m. The John Allender Band is entertaining Wednesday with rock music, 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 Marvilla Marzan with with smooth music for dancing; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals; Monday, Mike Arnone aka The Jersey Kid, pop pianist and vocalist performing everything from The Rat Pack to Mo-Town; Tuesday, Woody Brubaker on piano, saxophone, and vocals accompanied by Barbara Smith; Wednesday, Jazz Night with vocalist Paul Ventura and Father Al & the Jazz Congregation; Thursday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and vocalist Marvilla Marzan. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Scott McDonald plays piano every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Il Cielos Cloud 9 Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. McDonald, a Sanibel resident, has had a long music career including being pianist for singer Andy Williams. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature The Jewmaicans 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. Canary & Keys plays Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. during Sanibel Soft Rock. 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 2 to 5 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 email@example.com or 395-2299. The Jewmaicans are playing Friday and Saturday at The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn LIVE ON THE ISLANDS
23B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18 2014 Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE Island Businesses Celebrate Easter With Special Holiday OfferingsThis Easter Saturday, April 19, the Island Inn will host its third annual Easter Egg Hunt by the beach at 1 p.m. The egg hunt will once again be open to the whole community. As the first inn on Sanibel, Island Inn has hosted families for Easter festivities since 1895 and the tradition will continue again this weekend. Over 500 eggs including three golden eggs, with a very special prize inside each one will be hidden on the beachfront property. Miss Silvia will also be on hand to do complimentary face painting for the children. The hunt is open to all children under 12 years of age. The hunt will begin at 1 p.m. on the south side of the front office building, and will end once all the eggs are found. All Island Inn guests and children from the Sanibel and Captiva community are welcome to attend. On Easter Sunday, April 20, Traditions on the Beach restaurant, bar and lounge will start seating at 4 p.m. for an Easter dinner. The evening will feature dinner specials along with the regular menu selections. Entertainment will be by the Dusk Duo, Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals, performing pop, R&B, country and jazz standards for dancing and listening. Also, an Elegant Easter Brunch will be served at the Waterview Restaurant at Sundial Resort on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Price is $49 for adults, $19 for children age four to 12 and free for children 3 and under. It will include iced shellfish, a carvery, pasta station, hot items, fresh pies and desserts and champagne and mimosas. George & Wendys Seafood Grille will have its regular Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday. In addition, there will be dinner specials including rack of lamb topped with garlic demi-glace, served with garlic smashed potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetable, and grilled ham steak topped with pineapple cherry sauce, served with garlic smashed potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetable. Zebra Frozen Yogurt is throwing an Easter party for kids of all ages on Saturday, April 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. There will be games, face painting, goody bags, frozen yogurt specials and a live butterfly release. Zebra features a variety of frozen yogurt flavors and 52 toppings to accompany them. The menu also includes milkshakes, smoothies and frappes. Children at last years Easter Egg hunt at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213 Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Appoints Marcelli To BoardLinda D. Marcelli has joined the board of directors of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. A resident of Gulfport, Florida, Marcelli worked for Merrill Lynch in various capacities for 32 years where she was one of the first women field managers. After retiring in 2007, she became a full-time entrepreneur and is currently vice president and principal of Luckys Real Tomatoes, a family-owned, national company founded in 1979. Lindas investment experience and her commitment to the community is a real asset to our company and to our clients, said Terry Igo, CEO of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Marcelli is also a board member of the Rabbi Marc Tannenbaum Foundation in New York, USF Foundation, USF College of Business Advisory Board, Urban League, Edible Peace Patch and Academy Prep of St. Petersburg. She earned her B.A. degree at Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Securities Institute at Wharton and the Tuck Institute at Dartmouth College. Linda D. Marcelli North Fort Myers Whitewashes Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueThe North Ft. Myers Senior 8-Ball League trounced the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League 21-13 in the annual challenge match played this year at Del Tura Country Clubs four-table billiard room. This puts the North Fort Myers cue men ahead in the series 4-3 and avenges last years loss to Sanibel when the match was played on American Legion Post 123s two coin-op tables. Participating for Sanibel were: Rich Ennis, Dave Doane, Bob Buntrock, Jimbo Gaubatz, Matt Hall, Doc Lubinski, Kevin Pottorf and Kip Johnson. North Fort Myers shooters were: Harry Christopher, Del Tura; Denny Erickson, Del Tura; Johnny Graverson, Pine Lakes; Harry Cowan, Buccaneer Village; Elmer Voigt, Six Lakes; Joe OBrien, Six Lakes; Al Sutherland, Herons Glen; and Gary Grant, Tamiami Village. Top producers for Sanibel were Dave Doane and Jimbo Gaubatz with three wins each. Harry Christopher, Johnny Graverson and Denny Erickson went 4-0 each for North Fort Myers. When asked what caused the most lop-sided loss in the seven matches played in the series, Sanibel captain Bob Buntrock said, Well, it could have been the tan cloth on the Del Tura tables and having to use tan chalk. Or, it might have been the tight pockets and cushions that catapulted balls past planned position. Or, it may have been playing on bigger tables without having to put quarters in slots. But, all in all, it came down to the fact that they put a better team on the tables and just kicked our butts. The annual match closes the season for the Sanibel shooters. Their league will start play again in mid-October with six teams playing on the only two tables on the island located at American Legion Post 123 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. Players interested in playing in the league should contact Bob Buntrock at 887-2704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
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Its interesting to note, though, that in 1898 a book called Futility, by Morgan Robertson, described an almost identical scenario: The ship in the novel was called Titan, and, like the Titanic, it was trying to break a speed record for crossing the Atlantic. The Titan was declared to be unsinkable, and it didnt have enough lifeboats for all the passengers. On its fictional voyage in the month of April, it struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean and sank, resulting in the deaths of almost all the passengers. In Ireland, the police do not carry firearms. Their only weapons are batons and pepper spray. In 1943, then-chairman of IBM, Thomas Watson, went on the record saying, I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. If youre afraid of sharks, you might want to consider this tidbit: Every year, more people are killed by bees than by sharks. 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27B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014Goodwill Hosts 4th Annual Golf TournamentGoodwill Industries of Southwest Floridas 4th annual golf fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 10 at Coral Oaks Golf Course in Cape Coral. Last years tournament successfully raised over $11,000 in gross proceeds to benefit the agencys programs and services and Goodwill is hoping to raise even more at this years event. This tournament is such a fun way to give back to the community, said Goodwills Community Relations Coordinator Madison Mitchell. Coral Oaks is a great course to play and the proceeds raised go right back into Southwest Florida through Goodwills programs and services. The Goodwill Golf Classic will feature a raffle and multiple contests such as Closest To The Pin, 50/50 raffle and a longest drive competition. If the Hole In One challenge has a winner, they will receive a getaway package. The cost to play is just $60 for a single player, $240 for a four-person team and $100 to sponsor a hole. Last year, Goodwill was able to assist over 37,000 people in Southwest Florida, said Mitchell. That was possible because of the support of events like this one. To RSVP or for more information on the Golf Classic, call Madison Mitchell at 995-2106 ext. 2213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Players may also register online at www.goodwillswfl. org/golfclassic2014. Foursome from GCG Construction Teeing off during last years tournament at Coral Oaks Golf Course Golfers prepare to head out onto the course for the 2013 Goodwill Tournament Tracy Walters REALTOR 239.994.7975 Connie Walters REALTOR 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 OPPORTUNITIES ON SANIBEL...The Only Home to make sure you SEE1500 Angel DrivePicturesque, direct, water views of San Carlos Bay while enjoying morning coffee with the dolphins frolicking around the dock. Cozy up in the Florida room after a dip in your private pool. Arriving at your Sanibel getaway with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, breakfast room, dining area, and family room preparing for a relaxing day on the boat or heading out to the Gulf of Mexico for a day at our area islands.Offering at $1,195,000 OFFERING AT A NEW LISTING PRICE736 Cardium StreetHear the Gulf of Mexico from this quiet beach home within a 5 minute stroll to the beach. This true gem has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, two open balconies, a peaceful screened porch within the native yard. A true relaxing Sanibel beach bungalow. This home has a small studio on the lower level. A dream come true for an artist or writer. Open House on Wednesday 10:00am-1:00pmOffering at $439,000 Riders Wanted For Charity Poker RunOn Saturday, May 3, more than 100 motorcycle riders are expected to participate in the 2nd annual Lyle McCreary Memorial Poker Run. McCreary, a former employee of Parr Moto and towering figure in the local riding community, lost his battle with cancer in 2011. Money raised during the ride to remember Lyle and all those affected by cancer will benefit Hope Hospice. All riders will meet at The Hut in Buckingham for an optional breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and kickstands go up at 10:30 a.m. From there, riders will then continue on to the Fort Myers Brewery in Gateway, Rustys Raw Bar in Estero, the Royal Scoop in Bonita Springs and end continued on page 35B
28B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Although He Didnt Win The Masters, 20-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Already Is Being Compared To Tiger Woodsby Ed FrankThe riveting spectacle of The Masters is unlike anything else in sports. And if you were one of the tens of millions who watched the final round last Sunday, you no doubt marveled at the booming finesse of winner Bubba Watson and the poise of 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, who tied for second in this famed event. Watson, the lefty whose power fade earned him his second green jacket in three years, has a golf game as if it was designed for the curving fairways of Augusta National. But lets take a closer look at the youngster Spieth, who has catapulted upon professional golf like no other since Tiger Woods. He became the first teenager in 82 years to win a PGA Tour event last summers John Deere Classic was the Tour Rookie of the Year and the first rookie to play for the United States in the Presidents Cup after being selected by captain Fred Couples. Spieth ended the 2013 season 10th on the PGA Tour money list and ranked 22nd in the world after beginning the year 810th. In less than two years, he has won more than $6.5 million and recently established the Jordan Spieth Charitable Trust to assist special needs youths, military families and junior golf. While he has become a hero to young and old alike, Spieths real hero is his 12-year-old sister Ellie, a special needs child. She was born with an undiagnosed neurological disorder. He marvels at her sense of humor and how she keeps him grounded. When Im upset at a tournament or dont finish it off the way I should, it really does put things in perspective, he was quoted recently. Born and raised in Dallas, he graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School. In high school, he helped in his sisters classroom which, according to his mother, was a turning point in his life. He saw that were not alone, that so many families are going through this. The firstborn of Christine and Shawn Spieth, his athletic prowess comes naturally as his mother played college basketball and his father baseball. His younger brother, Steven, plays basketball at Brown. Jordan showed promise as a quarterback and a left-handed pitcher in his early years before deciding upon golf as a teenager. He attended the University of Texas for three semesters, leaving to turning pro. As a freshman, he led his team to a National Championship. Its natural to compare the highly-talented Spieth to the early career of Woods. For example: Woods was 20 years, 9 months, 20 days when he won his first PGA tournament, the Las Vegas Invitational. Spieth was 19 years, 11 months, 18 days when he won the John Deere Classic. Woods was 21 years, 3 months, 14 days when he played in his first major as a professional, the 1997 Masters. Spieth was 19 years, 10 months, 19 days at the 2013 U.S. Open. Woods recorded his first top 10 finish after three starts; the same for Spieth. And Woods was 16 years, 2 months and 1 day when he played in his first PGA tournament as an amateur; Spieth was 16 years, 9 months and 26 days. Woods has gone on to win 14 major tournaments, second only to the 18 won by Jack Nicklaus. Its far too early to predict whether this phenom will reach those heights. You can be certain, however, the golfing word will be watching. Everblades Fail To Reach Playoffs For The First Time For the first time in the 16-year franchise history of the Florida Everblades, the local hockey team failed to reach post-season play. Despite winning the final three games of the season, two against Reading and the finale against Greenville, Florida finished ninth in the American Conference of the ECHL, two points behind eighth-place Fort Wayne. Only the top eight teams qualify for the Kelly Cup playoffs. The Everblades completed the season with a 37-27-3-5 record.continued on page 32B Jordan Spieth Sanibel Island Golf ClubTwo Person Points GameOn April 12, the Mens League at Sanibel Island Golf Club played a two-person points game one point for a net bogie, two points for a net par, three points for a net birdie and four points for a net eagle. The winners with a score of 93 were Rich Rompala and Mike Zembko. Rompala shot his best game of the season with a gross score of 74, which included one under par on the back nine, and Zembko had one of his best rounds with a net double eagle on the 10th hole. In second place was the twosome of Rene Lohser and Phil Pilibosian with a score of 86. Lohser had one of his best rounds of the season with a first-ever net double eagle on the 18th hole (his home is on that hole). Pilibosian played his usual steady game and contributed points on every hole. Third place went to Bruce Cutler and Jerry Mader with a score of 85. Cutlers long drives and steady putting and one of Maders best rounds accounted for their good score (in spite of the fact that Maders elbow hurt on most shots and will be operated on April 14). Because there were only two men to a team, a fourth place was awarded to Jim Sauer and Chuck Bye, who had a score of 79 points. They played OK and were glad that a fourth place was included. Gene Taylor, assistant pro, with second place teammates Phil Pilibosian and Rene Lohser Third place twosome Bruce Cutler and Jerry Mader The April 12 winners were Rich Rompala and Mike Zembko Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
Breathtaking views of the river Enjoy countless amenities Heated lap pools, pool-side cabanas 1BR/1.5BA with amazing sunsets $179,000 (2131025) Theresa Lomano 472-5187 x 287Oasis Tower One 2BR/2BA + loft, fully furnished condo Private corner location, tennis court view Granite baths & kitchen, soaring wood ceilings Gulf front complex, beach access, pool, BBQ $429,900 (2130688) Jackie Natzke 472-5187 x 223 Popular Weekly Rental Complex 2-Bedroom/2-Bath second oor unit Updated kitchen and bathrooms Enclosed breakfast room, extra storage Pool, tennis, steps to beach, shing pier $599,000 (2130836) Lynda Traverso 472-5187 x 226 Bayside Views Gulf front 3/3 + FAMILY ROOM Top oor penthouse in 18-unit complex Rooftop sundeck, 2 secured parking spaces Pool, tennis, unparalleled panoramic views! $1,895,000 (2101178) Mary Lou Bailey 239-472-5187 x 246 Sea Forever! Remodeled Direct Gulf Access w/ 60 ft. dock 3 bed/ 2 bath w/ loft (bay views) + lower level Vaulted Ceilings, granite kitchen/baths, tile oors Stainless appliances, glass enclosed lanai, workshop $889,500 (2131205) Jason Lomano 472-5187 x 286Windows On The Water Stunning Views PRICE REDUCED 2BR/2BA direct gulf view condo Third oor, corner unit next to elevator Furnished, daily rentals, clubhouse Pool, tennis, restaurant, beach $549,000 (2110538) Glen Simmons 472-5187 x 332Kimball Lodge Vaulted ceiling Overlooks the Sanibel River Two bedrooms, one bath Located near beaches, refuge & school $442,000 (2140423) Deb Gleason 472-5187 x 263 Tree Top Bungalow Turn-key 1BR/1BA Sundial condo First oor, updated throughout Daily rentals, partial gulf view Pool, tennis, shuf eboard, beach $375,000 (2120562)G.G. Robideau/Lori Pierot 472-5187 x 210/211A Little Getaway Place Sanctuary view Large, single family estate size lot Privacy Community pool and tennis $495,000 (2140058) John Nicholson 472-5187 x 279Near Beach Home Site Very near beach on West Gulf Drive 2BR/2BA condo offered fully furnished Avg. $45K in gross rental income past 3 years On site rentals and management $459,000 (2140483)Joel Goodman 472-5187 x 224Great Rental Income 3BR Cozy main home, well designed oor plan 3 f/p elevator, pool. spa, game room, library 4BR Key West style guest home, private pool Beach w/golf cart access, designer furnished $3,550,000 (2140068) Glenn Carretta 472-5187 x 221 Captiva Waterfront Estate On 2 Acres Unique 3BR/3BA East end home New seawall, dock & no bridges Over 3500 SF under air, replace Fireplace, wood oors, large pool $2,100,000 (2140020) Robert Cronin 472-5187 x 225Canal Front Direct Access Updated kitchen, granite, gas stove Private elevator, open oor plan 3BR/2BA, hardwood oors, new carpet Conveniently located, under building parking $635,000 (2140488) Deb Smith 472-5187 x 251 Welcome Home! NEW LISTING 2BR/2BA pool home Freshly painted and cleaned Deeded beach access Perfect Island get away $489,000 (2130733) Arika Bjorkedal 472-5187 x 252Charming Near Beach Home PRICE REDUCED On Sanibels only championship golf course Borders wild life preserve, very private It offers a clubhouse, tennis, tness facility Golf, social memberships & house plans available $199,000 (2130259) Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215Great Building Parcel Elegant 3BR/3.5BA pool home Wine cellar, replace, impact windows Beach access, golf course, restaurant Travertine & wood ooring, new roof 2008 $1,099,000 (2131068) Janie Howland 472-5187 x 268Beachview CC Estates 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 PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED DID YOU KNOW?ONE STOP SHOPPING! VIP IS THE ONLY ISLAND REAL ESTATE COMPANY TO OFFER SALES, VACATION RENTALS, TITLE AND MORTGAGE SERVICES UNDER ONE ROOF! NEW LISTING 29B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014
30B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Wendy Humphrey SanibelProperty.com Gulf Shores Beach and Bayou: Colorful artists home in beachfront community. Four bedrooms 3 baths plus office /media room and pool. Short Stroll to Beach: Build your perfect dream home on this large piece of land a short stroll from the beach on the western end of Sanibel. For more information please call Wendy Humphrey Independent Broker/Owner specializing in island properties for more than 20 years (239) 851-2301 E-mail: Wendy@SanibelProperty.com $749,000 $349,000 New Spa & Boutique At Sundial ResortBeauty and lifestyle expert Kay Casperson has opened a new spa and boutique at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on Sanibel. The Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique is founded on Caspersons personal philosophy of Beauty Inside Out, which promotes an inspirational approach to creating a balanced, beautiful lifestyle, emotionally, physically, spiritually, environmentally and socially. This is an opportunity for us to share our message of Beauty Inside Out and to provide amazing experiences for Sundial guests from across the globe, as well as island locals, Casperson said, noting that exclusive discounts on spa and salon services are available to Sanibel and Captiva residents. Guests of the new spa can have manicures at the innovative nail bar, lounge in comfortable pedicure chairs, and have their hair cut, colored and styled in the newly refurbished third floor of Sundials resort center. Facials and massages take place in private treatment rooms. Bridal styling and services for teens and princess (age 12 and under) are also on the menu, as well as opportunities for customized spa parties, convention groups, fundraisers and other special events. The new Lifestyle Boutique, located on the lobby level, carries all of Kay Caspersons naturally nourishing, affirmation-based skincare products and cosmetics as well as inspirational apparel and accessories, bags, jewelry, scented soy candles, select beach accessories and gift items. From left, Annie Kisskeys, Heather Degele and Kay Casperson in the new pedicure chairs overlooking the Gulf of Mexico Kay Casperson, center, and her team of lifestyle consultants Sanctuary Adds Scannell As Executive ChefDaniel Scannell, one of only 66 Certified Master Chefs in the country, has joined the management team at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Administered by the American Culinary Federation and the Culinary Institute of America, the title Certified Master Chef (CMC) represents the most rigorous culinary testing a professional chef can obtain. Chef Daniel is coming from Oak Hill, where the 2013 PGA Championship was held hosting over 200,000 people attending the event, stated Ken Kouril, general manager of The Sanctuary Golf Club. His education is impeccable, the awards and accolades numerous, and passion for food is contagious. In Ireland, he won The Jean Conil Perpetual Trophy for International Chefs, has been inducted into The Epicurean World Master Chefs Society in London, and been a member of the Culinary Olympic Team USA 2000, 2004 and 2008, to name a few. We are very excited to have him on the team. Scannell has passionate views on food, noting I enjoy providing unique approaches to the hospitality business through food. My desire is to use my craft to celebrate all of the senses during your dining experience. Beginning with the aroma, followed by a vivid presentation, with bold, rich, brilliant tastes, and ending with the sounds of satisfaction, fun and pure enjoyment. Im looking forward to using the best ingredients and treasures from Florida to create an extraordinary experience. My family and I are excited to be a part of Sanibel and I look forward to being a part of The Sanctuary team. For more information about membership at The Sanctuary Golf Club, contact Sheryl Tatum at 322-5182 or statum@ sanctuarygc.net. Chef Daniel Scannell
ARTISTIC CHARACTERLake Front 2 Bedroom plus Den 2 Bath Island Cottage. Wood burning fireplace, two story great room, wood walls, soaring tongue and groove wood ceilings, skylights, pocketing sliders, bay window & Mexican tile throughout the living area and large lanai. Kitchen w/light cabinets & beamed ceiling. $449,000 UNIQUE SEAGULL ESTATES HOMEIsland design perfection & quality craftsmanship. Wood floors throughout, great room w/vaulted ceiling, skylights, fireplace, pocketing sliders to large screened lanai. Exquisite kitchen w/multiple pull outs, center island, separate dining area. Master w/sitting room, huge walk-in, claw tub + shower, double vanities. Guest suite w/sun room & spacious closet. Sundeck, den, elevator, studio, beach shower, covered outdoor living area. Community pool, tennis, clubhouse & deeded beach access. $1,195,000PUNTA RASSA CONDO Bright 2 BR/2 BA corner unit features direct views of bay, sunsets, harbour & cupola of the resort. 2nd balcony off dining area. Fishing piers, pool, tennis, shuffleboard, grills. Owners enjoy complimentary membership to SHYC w/lounge, bistro.$305,000 WEST GULF DRIVE HOME Refined well-crafted touches and custom built-ins accent this Mediterranean design. Quality construction. 3 private suites, nursery, den (possible BR) and office. Upper level master retreat w/gorgeous tray ceilings, his & her baths and closets, sitting area, morning kitchen, sundeck & screened lanai. Upscale kitchen, solid surface counters, double ovens, breakfast bar & pantry. Elevator to all floors, Vantage system, concrete pilings, pool & spa, Pao Lope decks. Beautiful lot, dramatic views, on the beach! $4,495,000 UNDER CONTRACT31B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014
32B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter keeps talking about a new movie called Divergent and her teacher is sending home notes about how they are working on divergent thinking in class. I dont want my daughter spending school time on this movie. Do you think this is a problem? Katie M., Fort Myers, Florida Katie, I do not believe these two things are the same. The movie Divergent is based on a recent popular book about a dystopian society, while divergent thinking has been around for a quite a while. The psychologist JP Guilford first invented the terms convergent thinking and divergent thinking in 1967. Divergent thinking is considered a valuable way to introduce and develop creativity, to go beyond rote thinking and learn how to appreciate various points of view. According to cognitive psychologist Dr. Mark A. Smith, divergent thinking is the process of generating multiple related ideas for a given topic or solutions to a problem. Divergent thinking occurs in a spontaneous, free-flowing, non-linear manner. The word divergent is partly defined as tending to be different or develop in different directions. Sometimes divergent thinking is called thinking outside the box. Convergent thinking, on the other hand, requires one to restrict ideas to those that might be correct or the best solution to a problem. Studies suggest that, as children, we are very strong divergent thinkers but our ability to think divergently decreases significantly as we become adults, which is problematic. Our children need to learn and be able to think both convergently and divergently. Students must have the convergent thinking skills to use logical and evaluative thinking to critique and narrow ideas to make crucial and wellformed decisions after evaluating a range of ideas, information. They also need the ability to elaborate, and think of diverse and original ideas with fluency and speed. Children need experience with both types of thinking in order to be skilled at solving a wide variety of problems effectively. There are many complaints about the current state of education that center on the standardized testing now required. Complaints typically focus on the huge number of tests kids must take and that these tests seem only to value convergent thinking and the production of the one, and only, right answer. There are many who say that the current school model encourages students to adopt rigid mental models of how things work, encourage rote thinking and discourage creative thinking and problem solving. It should be noted as well that there is a movement in education currently that promotes creativity and divergent thinking as to create more resourceful students who can develop their own solutions to problems. This is a confusing conversation with no one right answer, in my opinion. As stated before, I think kids need to learn both ways of thinking. Guilford said that most of us are better at one than the other, but at least a little of each complements the other. Combine convergent thinking with divergent thinking? Yes! Encourage divergent thinking to find as many possible answers to a particular problem. Encourage convergent thinking to find the best single answer to a problem and practice everyday application of both. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. FISH Youth Scholarship ProgramThe FISH Youth Scholarship Program helps FISH clients pay for their childs educational camp sessions, helping them to continue working when their child is out of school during school vacation days and summer months. During the summer months, FISH also provides the childs lunch up to four days a week, depending on the schedule of the program. FISH works with the local public school and the City of Sanibel as a source to identify families in need. Depending on the unique situation of the household, as is determined by the FISH intake process, up to 80 percent of the cost of the program may be funded. All of the lunch costs are funded by FISH. Our goal is to help build economic security for vulnerable families while giving children the opportunity to experience quality care while their parent works. Summer/vacation day programs, now more than ever, play a crucial role in the development of school-age children. The structure that these programs provide is invaluable to the family, said Maggi Feiner, FISH executive director. Summer programs that FISH has developed a relationship with and may partially fund include: BIG ARTS Summer Program Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., grades kindergarten through 12. Childrens Education Center of the Islands Summer Program Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., grades pre-kindergarten. City of Sanibel Summer Recreation Program Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., grades 1 through 8. For more information, go to www.fishofsanibel.com or call 472-4775. ABWA Outright Grant Scholarship The Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter of the American Business Womens Association is sponsoring a $1,500 Outright Grant scholarship for 2014-15 through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund. The Outright Grant program offers junior level (or higher) college students a small scholarship that helps to offset costs associated with their college tuition, books and fees. The amount awarded for each Outright Grant is $1,500. Outright Grant scholarships awarded are non-renewable. Applicants may receive only one Outright Grant each award year. Applicants can be ABWA members or nonmembers; they must be a female U.S. citizen and have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours. The applicant must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. The applicant must be seeking a baccalaureate degree or higher and must be attending an institution authorized to confer degrees at the baccalaureate level or higher in the United States. Contact Lynda Rubenstein, education chair, at Lyndar83@aol.com or Gayle DeHaan-Garland, chapter president, at email@example.com to apply for this scholarship opportunity. Applications must be submitted in good order to be considered by May 10. From page 28BSpiethWimmers Hurls Miracle Into First Place Right-Hander Alex Wimmers, the firstround draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2010 who has been plagued with injuries for the last three years, has begun to show why he was a first-round draft choice. Wimmers hurled six scoreless innings Monday night, including 18 straight outs, in a 7-3 win for the Fort Myers Miracle over the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The victory moved the Miracle to a 7-4 season record and into first-place in the Florida State Leagues South Division. Wimmers is now 2-0 in the early season with a miniscule 0.93 ERA. In his first victory, he gave up only one hit while striking out six. Fort Myers is home this weekend at Hammond Stadium hosting St. Lucie for a three-game series. Thursday and Friday games start at 7:05 p.m., with the first pitch Saturday at 6:05 p.m. Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. 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34B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 25 Years Experience Superior InteriorsArea Rugsby Marcia FeeneyHave you ever thought about the impact that an area rug or even flooring, for that matter can have on your overall design scheme? Light colored floors tend to make your room appear larger, and conversely, darker, richer colors used in flooring will reduce your rooms apparent size. Here are some great ideas you might want to consider when purchasing new flooring or area rugs for your home or office: Unbroken Expanses Enlarge your space with a dramatic room-sized area rug. Create A Focal Point Area rugs can make a dramatic room statement. Call Attention To Your Furniture Grouping Wherever your area rug goes, so does the eye of the beholder. Area Rugs Form & Function When placed over tile or hardwood floors, area rugs will warm up your room, and help with sound. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at email@example.com. PAWS PetsTrout and Loki are two-year-old Bengal litter mates looking for a new home. Bengal cats are noted for their leopard-like coats. A lot of Bengals love to talk. They meow, chirp and yowl. They really love to spend time with their families. In this sense they are unique when compared to other cats. They are very similar to dogs in this character trait, according to Pam at PAWS of Sanibel. To adopt Trout and Loki, call Pam at 472-4823. Trout and Loki Insurance Tip Take Note Before You Leaveby Angela Larson RoehlIts hard to believe that its April and its time for all you seasonal friends and neighbors to leave us once again. However, before you leave, please take note of these friendly reminders to assist you in having a pleasant return this Fall or Winter. Clean out your fridge and freezer in case there is a power outage while youre away Turn off water supply to washer Clean out the dryer vent Turn the water heater off if you will be away for more than a month Make sure your toilets and drain stoppers are sealed to avoid evaporation of water Change out or wash your air conditioning filter Have your air conditioning unit serviced to insure that the system works properly Set your air conditioning thermostat so that the air conditioner will kick on a couple hours a day to reduce potential development of mildew Clean off debris from your roof and gutters Cut back trees and shrubs from your home; make sure your lawn will be maintained in your absence Check for and repair any outside cracks around openings, walls and roof to prevent water intrusion Clean your pool and equipment, and make sure your pool is serviced in your absence to ensure that your pool is properly maintained to prevent algae growth or evaporation of the pool water to prevent the pool from cracking Lastly, make sure all windows and doors are locked With all that said, I want to wish each and every one of you a safe trip wherever your travels may be and we will see you back here on Sanibel and Captiva as soon as the leaves fall and the cold returns. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. End Of Season Checklistby Bryan HayesWith Easter just a couple of days away and the temperature starting to rise, its getting to be that time of year again. The time of year when some of our friends and neighbors close up their houses and head north to their summer retreats. Here is a checklist of things that need to be accomplished prior departure. Hope this helps. A couple of weeks before your departure date: Beat the rush and go to the post office and set the date to forward your mail or better yet, go to www.usps.com and fill out their short form online; it is very easy. Touch base with friends and neighbors to let them know about your departure plans, if for no other reason than a farewell get together. Find out when you last had your air conditioner serviced. If you are due, schedule that appointment before you leave and help ensure a trouble free vacancy. Let your other service providers know of your departure plans, i.e. house watch, lawn service, pool service, cable/ phone provider. Quick tip; Comcast has a seasonal plan option that may save you money. Compile lists of things to do and tasks to perform. If you drive north, schedule to have your car serviced. A week prior to departure: Start packing Get together important papers that will go with you, such as property insurance. Let northern friends know of your arrival plans. Plan your route. Make hotel reservations along your route. Make sure hurricane protection is in place or plans are set to have it installed after you leave. Departure day: Turn off water to the house and turn off the breaker that feeds your water heater. Set your thermostat and humidistat for away operation. Check all doors and windows. Double check this checklist and make sure all is done. Have a safe and enjoyable ride home. We will see you when you return. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
35B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Gary and Tina have two children, including one adult daughter, Samantha, who is on disability and Medicaid. When Gary and Tina discuss their will, they wonder if Samantha should be disinherited. Instead, Gary and Tina would, at their deaths, leave their entire estate to their son Jerry with instructions to take care of his sister. Thats one way to deal with the problem. Of course, giving all of their estate to Jerry may pose certain problems. What would happen, for example, if Jerry got sick or died before Samantha? If Jerry died and his will left everything to his wife or children, would they be as willing to take care of Samantha? Another alternative would be to leave amounts in a trust for Samantha, since she is unable to manage her own financial affairs. Gary and Tina have to be careful when going down this road. Government benefit programs such as Medicaid have very strict asset and income limitations. The beneficial interest that Gary and Tina leave to Samantha would likely disqualify her from the receiving any further government benefits. In other words, upon the death of the survivor of Gary and Tina, Samantha would no longer qualify for the government benefits she received up to this point. This is true despite provisions of the trust that make any distributions to Samantha discretionary. There is, however, another alternative that Gary and Tina could build into their estate planning documents. Upon the death of the survivor, their will could contain a testamentary trust known as a Special Needs Trust or it is sometimes referred to as a Supplemental Needs Trust. The idea behind a Special Needs Trust is that it would serve to supplement what the government benefits provide but it will not disqualify the beneficiary from receipt of the benefits. The Special Needs Trust accomplishes this by mandating an independent trustee to make distribution decisions, and the authorized distributions under the terms of the document are only for those things that the government wont pay for but do not disqualify the beneficiary.Examples of permissible payments and distributions usually include medical and dental expenses, training and education, rehabilitation, travel to visit relatives, payments necessary for private residential care rooms (as opposed to doubles that the government may only pay for), payments for care managers, food and clothing and such other life necessaries.Federal and state government agencies continue to limit the use of Special Needs Trusts in an effort to disqualify anyone that may have access to assets and income from receiving government welfare and disability benefits. Therefore, the use of a Special Needs Trust that works today may in the future disqualify the beneficiary. Because the Special Needs Trust doesnt actually get funded until the death of the survivor of Gary and Tina in my example, it might be a good idea for their attorney to insert Trust Protector language inside of the document to allow for posthumous changes that might be necessary to comply with ever-changing laws.Yet another alternative is to forgo the government benefits entirely. For those wealthy enough to leave amounts that would allow their special needs beneficiary adequate assets and income to live out their lives in reasonable comfort, wills and trusts might be drafted anticipating that when the inheritance occurs the beneficiary will come off of the government aid entirely. From that point forward, rather than providing a Special Needs Trust that could only pay for limited expenses, a General Needs Trust that is broader in scope could apply. Assuming that Gary and Tina choose to build a Special Needs Trust inside of their estate planning documents, they should be careful about assets that their will or revocable trust does not govern. If Samantha is named as a beneficiary to an IRA account, annuity or life insurance policy, she would likely be disqualified from receiving the government benefits. While there is a way to route those types of assets and accounts through a Special Needs Trust, there are adverse income tax consequences that may apply. Gary and Tina have much to ponder. No choice is right or wrong. Each family ultimately decides what is best considering their individual facts and circumstances. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. From page 27BPoker Runat Pinchers Tiki Hut on Fort Myers Beach (located behind the Wyndham Garden Hotel). Along the way, riders will draw cards as part of the poker run. In addition, they can also win prizes by participating in a cornhole toss at the brewery and a dart throw at Rustys. At the final stop, Pinchers Tiki Hut, riders will enjoy food and live music, participate in a raffle and determine the best poker hand drawn during the run. To make this charity event a success, Parr Moto is seeking prize donations from area businesses and greater participation in the poker run from riders and non-riders alike. To donate a prize for the raffle, contact Dana Parr at 866772-1381 ext. 225 or at email@example.com. To donate to Hope Hospice in the name of Lyle McCreary, go to www. hopehospice.org/donate and click on the butterfly prompt that reads Donate Now. Be sure to fill out the tribute information at the bottom of the donations page. Will PowerTroublesome Choices With Special Needs Beneficiariesby Craig R. 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We offer warranties on all work, so if they come back within the warranty period, well re-treat at no charge. Thats our pest-free guarantee.
36B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting For SanCap Gateway CenterThe Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new SanCap Gateway Center on April 2. Over 150 people attended the evening event, enjoying island cuisine, drinks, music and door prizes. SanCap Gateway Center will now host the new SanCap Gateway Realty and SanCap Management. SanCap Gateway Realty is a real estate company with expertise in helping people buy and sell homes in the local area of Sanibel and Captiva. Their agents are experts in the local market, and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate locally. Its not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. We are eager to serve you, said Robert Coscia, owner and broker of SanCap Gateway Realty. SanCap Gateway Realty is a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Board of Realtors, the Greater Fort Myers and Beaches Board of Realtors, and the Florida Association of Realtors. SanCap Management is a full service, family-owned and operated property management firm. Services include association management, VRBO concierge, property watch and more. Our team of licensed community association managers are dedicated to bringing the highest level of quality service to our clients, said Sherry Snyder, owner of SanCap Management. We welcome SanCap Gateway Center as our newest neighbor and business member, added Ric Base, president of the Chamber of Commerce. The SanCap Gateway Center is located next to the Chamber Visitor Center at 1177 Causeway Road on Sanibel. For more information on SanCap Gateway Realty, call 472-3334 or visit www.SanCapGateway.com. For more information on SanCap Management, call 472-2255 or visit www.SanCapManagement.com. Chris Heidrick, Robert Coscia, Reverend Christopher Senk and Steven and Sherry Snyder cut the ribbon Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate recognized its top producers for the month of March. They are: Top listing producers team, McMurray and Nette; Top listing producer individual/ partners, Cindy Sitton. Top Sales Producers team, McMurray & Nette; Top sales producer individual/partners, Jennifer Berry/Ken Frey. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS McMurray and Nette team Ken Frey and Jennifer Berry Cindy Sitton Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. Wouldnt it be more convenient to have a local nancial advisor? Call us to arrange a 2nd opinion on your current plan. EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE BADENOCH239-472-2659www.YourExclusiveBuyerAgent.comMikeandfrancie@msn.com 2424 Palm Ridge Road, SanibelLong-time Sanibel resident. Former attorney; twenty-three years experience. An advocate for you, not the transaction. At your side, negotiating the lowest price and safeguarding your interests.Buying property is an investment. Your prot is made when you buy, not sell, so buying smart is crucial. Only trust your purchase, and future prot, to someone who represents you solely. Traditional real estate agents who represent the seller or provide limited representation to both the buyer and the seller can not advocate for you exclusively, as I do. Buyers Choice Realty Group is the only exclusive buyer agency on Sanibel and CaptivaI dont take listings; the seller pays my fees.
37B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Safety For Alzheimers CaregiversThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center is offering a safety program for Alzheimers caregivers in Lee County. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Centers safety program was created to provide caregivers with tools to implement an emergency plan to prevent crises. Each safety program packet includes two components: An emergency plan kit An identification bracelet for the memory-impaired person The emergency plan kit is intended to help eliminate the possibility of a crisis situation if the caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder requires emergency care. The emergency workers who come to rescue the caregiver may not know a memory impaired adult resides in the home, and therefore, may leave the person with Alzheimers alone when they take the caregiver to the hospital. The Safety Program Universal Symbol, included with the emergency plan kit, is designed to alert emergency workers that a memory-impaired person resides in the home. The symbol hangs on the front of the homes refrigerator. The corresponding packet of forms, which contain important emergency contacts and care instructions provided by the caregiver, are located inside the refrigerator. Once a trained emergency worker sees the symbol, he or she will automatically know to search for an Alzheimers client in the house and, using the information in the refrigerator, take appropriate measures to see that care for this person is provided. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center caring staff works closely with local law enforcement and emergency workers throughout Lee County to help train them on how the safety program can assist them when they respond to an emergency involving the caregiver of an individual with memory loss. The safety program packet is provided at no charge to caregivers caring for a loved one with memory loss in their homes in Lee County. Each packet contains all the items necessary to participate in the safety program. Instructions to put the emergency plan in place are included with each packet and assistance is available from the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The safety program also stresses the importance of having an identification bracelet for individuals with memory loss to wear at all times. Identification bracelets help local law enforcement identify individuals who are separated from their caregivers and are unable to find their way home or even tell someone where they live due to memory impairment. Each bracelet (or necklace) is engraved with the persons first name or nickname, a code number which matches their application number, the words memory-impaired and the phone number for the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Both the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center and the Lee County Sheriffs Office maintain records of enrolled persons application numbers and identifying information. Being able to look at a bracelet, make a phone call, and escort the lost person to his/her home reduces the time memory-impaired persons are away from their homes and saves police departments valuable effort. A brochure with an application to obtain a bracelet is included in each safety program packet. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way agency, provides a variety of services including support groups, a quarterly newsletter, a lending library of books and resource materials, educational seminars and training programs for professionals as well as family caregivers. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Centers office is located at 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. 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38B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 deaRPharmacistCurb Your Hungerby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I am 90 pounds overweight and just began taking the medication Xenical. Is there another drug that works better than this? Are there any supplements you recommend? JM, Dallas, Texas Kudos to you for getting on the path to wellness. This topic could encompass an entire book and if there was one easy answer it would be great but theres not. There isnt a medication that I recommend for weight loss, although the orlistat (Xenical) is commonly prescribed to assist in weight loss. But it is not a fat burner. It is a fat blocker. It reduces intestinal fat absorption by blocking an enzyme called lipase. One way to prevent fat in the first place is to keep your cortisol levels down. Cortisol will rise in the presence of chronic stress, fear and grief and the hormone contributes to belly fat. You can evaluate cortisol and other adrenal hormones with urine and saliva tests. Theres probably no faster way to lose weight than to just eat meats, veggies and nuts/seeds and drink only water, tea or coffee. Testing your thyroid is important because that is often very low, despite normal blood tests. Leptin resistance can cause you to hold on to weight, and leptin can be measured via blood tests too. How to test your thyroid and leptin is discussed in my new book, Thyroid Healthy. When you have adequate levels of thyroid hormone, you can turn food into fuel. As for supplement aids, there are only a handful that can assist you, and I want you talk to your practitioner(s) before taking anything new, because I dont know whats right for you. Ive included a partial list here and if you want the extended version of this article, go to my website www.SuzyCohen.com. In no particular order: Tyrosine An amino acid that is considered a gentle appetite suppressant. It helps you make thyroid hormone, which regulates metabolism and burns fat. Turning calories into energy is important. Unburned calories equals stored fat on you. Tyrosine helps you make dopamine, a happy neurotransmitter that influences appetite. You often see this compound in thyroid supplements and diet aids. Phenylalanine An amino acid that helps you make tyrosine (see above) while also triggering the release of CCK (cholecystokinin), a compound that helps you feel full. Its what we call a satiety hormone. People often take this amino acid before meals. If you take tyrosine, you would not need this and visa versa. People with phenylketonuria should never take this supplement. Avocado extract It comes as a capsule, tablet or powder. Its a gentle appetite suppressant and people say it reduces carb cravings. It should improve your glutathione status. Glutathione is a major liver antioxidant that you want more of. Cumin A spice you can buy at any store that some tout as a natural appetite suppressant activity. Sprinkle it on food. Peppermint tea Drinking peppermint tea with your meal could help you reduce appetite, but be careful, it may exacerbate reflux. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Letter Carrier Food DriveLetter carriers in Lee County are gearing up for the 22nd annual national letter carrier food drive. The nations largest single-day food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, will be held on Saturday, May 10. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Summer is coming, school will be out, and the need for food assistance will be great. Food collected in Lee County will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other agencies. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. Northerners who are returning home prior to May 10 may drop off their contributions at any post office for this food drive. Food may also be left at Uncle Bobs storage areas at 3780 Central Avenue, 3111 Cleveland Avenue, 4400 Solomon Blvd. or 6600 Industrial Drive, all in Fort Myers; 1347 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers; or 800 Abrams Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who may not be able to leave food by their mailboxes on May 10. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 10. Contact Kitty Swanson in Lee County at 573-9638. Volunteers are also needed to assist with preliminary food sorting on May 10. Contact Tanya Phillips of the Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007 or Kim Berghs of the United Way at 4332000 ext. 260. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I know diet and exercise are important ingredients to my overall health. What else can I be looking for to feel more fulfilled?A: You might first want to ask yourself what are the important goals in your life? Staying connected with your family, friends, spouse, feeling good about yourself and being there for your children. Finding a spiritual connection or meaning, a positive achievement, wanting success in all areas of your life are all important keys in living an optimal life. People whom I have worked with professionally of all ages and have known personally, I noticed six traits common to individuals who find fulfillment in their health and well-being, bring it into their daily lives and feel success in all areas of life. They thrive under adversity, tend to enjoy life to its fullest, and find success in all areas of their life. They are: 1. Open-minded, willing to look at the facts and broaden their horizons. As the saying goes, minds are like parachutes... they only work when they are open. 2. Willing to make changes. They are open and they let go of old ways of thinking and embracing the unknown until it became the known. 3. Understanding how each change they made in lifestyle gives immediate benefits. They looked better, had more vitality, more stamina, better relationships and felt good about themselves. 4. Able to link what gives them important meaning in their life. It gave them strong and long-lasting motivation to sustain change. They came to understand the happier they were the better their health outcomes and vice-versa. 5. They set their intention to make diet, exercise, stress management and developing better relationships a life long quest. They found other people amongst family and friends who supported their lifestyle changes. They were attracted to people in situations who supported them. They are less interested in situations where people didnt support them. 6. They understood they were investing for the long run in their health. Their dividends were freedom, self-esteem, independence, vitality and better overall satisfaction. Bio Ethics Conference In Fort MyersThe Diocese of Venice in Florida with the Southwest Florida Guild of the Catholic Medical Association presents Truth To Power: Catholic Tradition In Health Care Ethics to be held on Saturday, April 26. The 7th annual conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection Parish Center in Fort Myers. Led by course director Stephen Hannan, M.D., the learning objective of this seminar is for participants to become knowledgeable in discussing the Catholic perspective on bioethical issues for several beginning-of-life and end-of-life issues. The seminar includes a morning session, catered lunch and an afternoon session. Topics are of a general nature and will appeal to both healthcare workers and those without formal medical training. Speakers include Peter Kreeft from Boston College, Fr. Tad Pacholczyk from the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, Dale Ahlquist and Chuck Chalberg from the American Chesterton Society, and Fr. Germain Kopaczynski from St Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach. The conference is designed for physicians, nurses, clergy, chaplains, respiratory therapists, PAs, ARNPs, CRNAs, educators, college and high school students, and anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic approach to ethical issues in health care. It is a Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Nursing Contact Hour conference. All are welcome regardless of faith tradition. This seminar has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Lee Memorial Health System and the Diocese of Venice. Lee Memorial Health System is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Participants must register by April 22. Registration is $30 for general admission, $10 for students and no charge for clergy. Seating is limited. To register online, visit www.floridacma.org. Click the seminar banner on the home page. For questions, contact Stephen Hannan, M.D. at 849-6908 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Resurrection of Our Lord Parish Center is located at 8121 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. More information about the Diocese of Venice and the Florida Catholic Medical Association can be found online at www.dioceseofvenice.org and www.FloridaCMA. org. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
39B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Eden Energy MedicineColds, Dry Cough And Fever, Let EEM Helpby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12) Part IILast weeks column addressed colds with runny nose and sneezes. This week, we will address dry coughing and fevers related to colds plus an added bonus of what to do in the bathtub if you feel a cold coming on. What is better than a warm bath, especially with candles, a good book and a glass of wine? The answer is EEM to beat a potential cold. Remember the benefits of working with the neurolymphatic reflex points discussed in previous columns? Because the lymph system has no pump, there is no way to get the toxins moving from the body unless we move vigorously, but the best way is to rub these points (part of the 5 Minute Routine). Many of the points you will learn to rub today are accessing the lymph system to move out the toxins and you will recognize some of the points right away. When your cold sniffles have turned into a dry cough and fever, our approach is a bit different. So follow the steps below to feel better quickly. Step 1. Rub or thump the K 27 points for one minute while breathing deeply. K 27 are located about one inch below the inside edge of the collar bone and are the first set of points we do as part of the 5 Minute Routine. If uncertain as to the exact location, use the knuckles and rub the entire area. This starts to get all the meridians in the body flowing forward; begins activating all nine energetic systems and jump starts the bodys systems. Step 2. Bend your head back slightly to find the edge of your skull. Locate the middle divot and then move out about two inches on each side. Press or circle these points on both side of the head for one minute. Step 3. Bend your elbow and observe where the skin changes from a darker color to the soft under-skin on the inside of the arm. On the darker skin, more on the top of the arm, press or circle this point with the opposite hand for one minute. This is on the large intestine meridian. Repeat on other side. Step 4. Repeat steps 1-3. Step 5. Press or circle the entire outside of the thighs from the hips to the knees. I use my knuckles and press hard moving from the top to the knees this muscle is governed by large intestine. That is it. You should begin feeling better. Now for the bonus. If you feel that cold coming on, while in the bathtub, let your knees fall apart so they are resting on the tub. Cross your arms and push the elbows into the middle of the inside of your thighs and push your thumbs into the biceps. This helps the congestion drain from your lungs (thumb is the beginning of the lung meridian). Have fun with your energy. Next weeks topic is Experiment with Feeling Your Own Energy. If you have a questions for Karen, email her at SemmEnergyCenter@ gmail.com. Learn more at www.semmelmanenergy.com. EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. HEY, RUNNERS! Does pain limit yo ur running/recovery? Want to improve your running form? Schedule a session with Runnin g Rehab Specialist, Claire Coolbeth, PT, DPT, CSCS. Dr. Claire, a distance running competito r herself, is available until May 21st. 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 (in the Sanibel Square, near the Sanibel Bean) (239) 395-5858 www.islandtherapycenter.com Physical Therapy Massage Therapy MA# 27832 Licensed, Experienced Therapists Medicare Providers One-on-One Sessions Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.visionsource-doctorseyecare.com 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, Our parents had very few friends and stayed to themselves. Sometimes we wondered if they just didnt relate to other couples. Out of the blue, our mother had a brain hemorrhage and was dead in 10 minutes. Our father was devastated. He was extremely lonely and in less than three months he had met a friend of a friend. It is less than a year now and he has turned into a social butterfly. We want him to feel better but this behavior seems so unusual and we are trying to understand. Can you help us? Chris Dear Chris, Many widows and widowers that have had wonderful marriages will try to reestablish a married life soon after the death of their partner. They are trying to replace what they are missing. It is often difficult for family, adult children and friends as the quick interest in reestablishing a close relationship is viewed as disrespectful to the individual who has died. It is important for survivors to create a new life after the death of a loved one. Pryce Dear Chris, People who isolate themselves from others can be very happy people. They enjoy their own company, however, most people enjoy social interchange with others. Your father may have loved to be among others but your mother preferred isolation and he was happy just to be with her. His new lady friend may help him in the social environment and he enjoys her company and having a life he has never had. Loneliness is dreadful and you are fortunate that he has found a friend. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com.
To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213 PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 40B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 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 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 DeCorteFour.com Florida Grouper Coconut Florentine 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 6-ounce grouper fillets 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1/2 cup red onion, diced and divided 1 1/2 cups canned light coconut milk 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 splash hot pepper sauce 4 plum tomatoes, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 10-ounce bag spinach, washed In large saut pan over medium-high heat, saut fillets in 1 tablespoon olive oil 2-3 minutes per side until browned. Remove fillets and set aside. Add garlic, ginger and 1/4 cup onion to pan; cook until tender. Add coconut milk, lime juice, cilantro, soy sauce and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil and add fillets; simmer 1 minute until fillets are opaque in center. In a separate large saut pan, heat remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over mediumhigh heat. Saut remaining 1/4 cup onion, tomatoes, bell peppers and spinach until greens are just wilted. Serve fillets on a bed of spinach mixture. Florida Grouper Coconut Florentine Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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, answer on page 43B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS 41B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 CO MPUTER S CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & Operated ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS UPH O L S TERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandDESIGN AND REMODELING PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395firstname.lastname@example.orgINTERI 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 email@example.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128
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Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?Call 239-395-121343B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 email@example.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher 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 # CPC1457386 CO NTRA C T O R G Ibtn Pfr Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238AUT O DETAILIN G FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing p CAPT. MAT T MI TCHELL USCG Licensed & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD SUPER CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE PUZZLE ANSWERS
REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 44B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 Read us online at: IslandSunNews.com 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 ? 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: email@example.comRS 2/14 CC TFN VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 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: www.vrbo.com/192495 RS 3/28 CC 4/25 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM 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 SHORT WALK TO PRIVATE BEACHGulf Shores, lovely home, 3bd/2ba, pool, wi AC, on river, 28 day minimum stay. Available July-Oct. See www.VRBO#333478 or call 262-853-5267NS 4/11 CC 5/2 RESTAURANT, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716RR 1/17 NC TFN COMMERCIAL RENTAL REAL ESTATEGARCIA 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.RS 4/4 CC 4/25 STEAL AN ACRE OF SANIBEL PARADISE!Quiet subdivision neighboring The Sanctuary. Close to community boat ramp. $289K 239-699-2957NS 4/11 CC 4/25 REAL ESTATE VACANT LOTANNUAL RENTALS ON SANIBEL ISLAND3/2 units in duplex & triplex with pool. Newly remodeled. Pet friendly. $2,100/month 2/2 units in duplex. Newly remodeled. Pet friendly. $1,700/month 2/1 condo. Newly remodeled. Sorry,no pets. $1,600/month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 4/11 CCTFN ANNUAL RENTALHOME FOR RENT2 Bedrooms, 11/2 Baths. Tile oors, updated kitchen and baths. Central location. Available June 1st. $1,850/mo Call 239-472-5187, ext 228NS 4/18 BM 4/25 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDSANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDMarried couple with daughter seeking 3+ BR Single Family House East of Rabbit Road Starting after May 15, 2014. No smoking. No pets. Please contact Bart at bzautcke@gmail. com or (239)579-0640NS 4/4 CC 5/2 ANNUAL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-654-3598.NS 3/14 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDCurrent family of 4 residing on Sanibel seeking Annual Rental home of at least 3 bedrooms on Sanibel or Captiva. No pets and non smokers. Looking for end of May/beginning of June to move in. Please call or text Gina at 407-595-8295.NS 4/18 CC 4/25 SERVICES OFFEREDHOME IMPROVEMENTS JOE WIRTH GENERAL CONTRACTOR, LLCWhen Its WIRTH Doing Right! Florida Certi ed General Contractor & Long Time Sanibel Enthusiast Over 20 Years Experience Renovations, Additions & Repairs Decks, Kitchens, Flooring, Etc. Call 239.339.7988 www.joewirthconstruction.com Licensed & Insured #CGC1521967NS 4/4 CC 5/2 HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN ANNUAL RENTALANNUAL RENTALNicely furnished two bedroom condo at Captains Walk available starting May 1. $1,400/month plus utilities. Call Lighthouse Realty at 239-579-0511.NS 4/11 CC 4/18 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL HOUSE RENTAL3 Bed,2 Bath 1200 sq/ft home available May 1, 2014. This renovated island cottage has original 1950s wood work with cathedral ceiling in living space. Modern updates include new kitchen cabinets, appliances and granite countertop. Bedrooms and baths are tiled. Large ensuite master with French doors to screened deck. Rear view to the preserve. Convenient to shopping but a short bike ride to beach on West Gulf. Washer/dryer hookups. Call 207-720-0330 for info and application.NS 4/4 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975www.sanibelannualrentals.com RS 4/18 BM TFNGULF FRONT Fully Furnished 2/2 Condo. Pool/Tennis. $3,500/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. $3,000/mo.
TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 45B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN 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 email@example.comRS 1/31 NC TFN PART TIME SALESThe Sanibel Bead Shop. Must have retail sales experience. Apply in store. 1101 Periwinkle Way. Open M-Sat 11-5 p.m.NS 4/11 CC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICETarpon Bay Explorers has an opening for part-time associates to work in the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge selling tickets for the tram tour and greeting and collecting entrance fees for Wildlife Drive. Must enjoy customer service and helping visitors. Must also be able to operate a basic cash register and credit card processor. Please email resume to EcoErler@aol.com or stop in at 900 Tarpon Bay Rd to ll out an application.NS 4/11 CC 4/18 BOAT STORAGEBOAT SLIP FOR RENTBay Drive Boat Slip Gulf Access. Summer or Winter or Year Round. 413-374-3995.NS 3/28 CC 4/18 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 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.com RS 3/21 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN LOST AND FOUND LOST/FOUND PETSFOUND KITTYLost Kitty found on Sanibel Island. Very friendly and affectionate, approx. 3-4 months old, black and white female. Please call 239-297-5321 to claim. NS 4/18 CC 4/18 SERVICES OFFEREDAFFORDABLE 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 HOME WATCHSanisal Property Management Complete Home & Condo Service 24/7 Sanibel Residentsfirstname.lastname@example.org Call: Sally & Bob 239-565-7438 www.homewatchsanibel.com NS 1/17 CC 5/16 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 www.doradoproperty.com Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 3/21 CC TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 email@example.com RS 1/25 BM TFN HOUSEKEEPING & TRANSPORTATIONReliable, punctual & honest w/great references. I offer: housekeeping, laundry, transportation & house watching. Service Ft Myers, Sanibel & Naples. Call Miriam at (239) 368-6458. RS 4/18 CC 4/25 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION YARD SALEHousehold goods, kitchen, decorative items, books, furniture, puzzles. SATURDAY April 19th, 8am to 2pm 328 Palm Lake Drive, SanibelNS 4/11CC 4/18 GARAGE SALESaturday, April 19th at 8 a.m. 317 Palm Lake Drive Furniture, tools, household and moreNS 4/18 CC 4/18 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN FULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIANBene ts Tolls Paid Call Maureen at the Sanibel School 239 472-1617NS 3/21 NC TFN ART TEACHERSBIG ARTS is looking for energetic art teachers of all disciplines for BIG ARTS 2014 Summer Camp. Supplies are provided, all you need to bring is your imagination. For more details contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.NS 4/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDResort and Marina. Person for afternoons to clean boats, pump gas and yard work. Tolls paid. 472-5800NS 4/11 CC 4/18 PRESSURE CLEANING WINDOW CLEANINGTaskWorksbiz (239) 206-1212 cell (239) 292-1915 www.TaskWorks.bizRS 4/18 CC 5/9 SERVICES OFFERED
NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsCALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . .sanibelLWV@gmail.com Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2040 www.sanibelsoccer.org The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 46B ISLAND SUN APRIL 18, 2014 My name is Lilly and I was named after a flower that means pure, beautiful and innocent. Thats me. Ive got a beautiful smile, loving disposition and a real zest for life. Please consider me as your forever friend and Ill be yours for life. My adoption fee us $40 (regularly $75) during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Everybunny Needs Somebunny adoption promotion. I know my name is Fuzzy but Im more fluffy than anything. In fact, I have adorable little tufts of hair that frame my petite face. Im a quiet, laidback kitty who likes to snuggle and purr. My adoption fee is $30 (regularly $50) during the adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Fuzzy ID# 585068 Lilly ID# 585629 photos by squaredogphoto.com
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