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MARCH/APRIL SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:22 7:44 7:21 7:45 7:20 7:45 7:19 7:45 7:18 7:46 7:17 7:46 7:16 7:47 VOL. 25, NO. 39 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 30, 2018 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands Photography Exhibit, Reception At Ding DarlingPhotographer David Jeffrey is cur rently exhibiting 30 bird images at the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center Auditorium through April 30. On Thursday, April 5, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) will host a free meet the artist reception from 10 a.m. to noon. Jeffrey, a talented amateur photographer who winters on Captiva, became seriously interested in bird photography in 2010 after retiring from a career in continued on page 10 Two Bald Eagles by David Jeffrey photo providedThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands 24th annual Spring Festival will be held this Saturday, March 31 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sanibel Community Park on Periwinkle Way, next to the playground. All families are invited. The festivities begin at 9 a.m.continued on page 22 Jaxson Britt has been practicing for the Easter egg hunt and is ready for some fun at the festival that follows photo providedSpring Festival This Saturday At Sanibel Community Park BIG ARTS Chorus Spring ConcertsBIG ARTS Community Chorus will bid farewell to the winter season with its popular Spring Concerts on Wednesday and Thursday, April 4 and 5 under the direction of Ellen Whitten, who is finishing her first season as director. The 82-member chorus will fill Schein Hall with beautiful, hand-selected music. The program represents an eclectic variety of choral music chosen, in part, from the chorus choral library, some of Whittens favorites and in conjunction with Randy Woods, director of Shell Point Singers. There will be early madrigals and pieces by great composers like Frans Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms. The rousing gospel number, He Never Failed Me Yet, is sure to have the audience tapping their toes. Randall Thompsons The Road Not Taken, based on the poem by Robert Frost, is also on the program. The second half of the program includes selections from one of my favorite continued on page 6 BIG ARTS Chorus Director Ellen Whitten photo provided Permanent Space Sought For Childrens Theaterby Jeff LysiakWith the goal of establishing a permanent childrens theater, Creative Theater Workshop (CTW) is currently participating in A Community Thrives, an online fundraising project that will distribute $600,000 in grants. According to Michelle Hamstra, artistic director at CTW, A Community Thrives is a USA Today Network nation wide program focused on helping orga nizations related to wellness, arts and culture, and education. Our new permanent childrens the ater will not only offer students more opportunities to perform and grow as artists, said Hamstra. It will be a safe continued on page 19 The cast of Creative Theater Workshops production of Disneys Aladdin Jr. rehearsing a dance number photo provided




3 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 Baileys Annual Spring Coloring Contest Winners Kindergarten 1st Place Ava Wodjeski photos by Jeff Lysiak First grade 1st Place Libby Phelan Kindergarten 2nd Place Max Carter First grade 2nd Place Mariia Zacharievich Kindergarten 3rd Place Alannah Jarbis First grade 3rd Place Scout MooreEaster Egg Hunt At Sanibel Community Church All families are welcome to attend the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel Community Church. There will be outdoor games, crafts, preschool games, a bounce house, storytelling and a free lunch. New this year will be the life-size Family Candy Land Adventure in Fellowship Hall. The finale will be age appropriate egg hunts, with 2,500 pre-filled eggs and prizes. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. A youngster collecting Easter eggs photo provided


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20184 GARDENS1975-2019 Periwinkle WayNow open in The Village Shops a restaurant by TradersVILLAGE SHOPS2340 Periwinkle WaySANIBEL SHOPPES630 Tarpon Bay RoadCENTER2496 Palm Ridge Road WOMENS CLOTHING MENS CLOTHING SHOES JEWELRY HOME DCOR TOYS COLLECTIBLES GIFTS CARDS SPECIALTY SHOPS FAMILY DINING TAKE-OUT HAIR SALON ART GALLERIES PET NEEDS ALTERATIONS/ DRY CLEANERS VACATION & REAL ESTATE INFORMATIONCome for the beaches... discover the shopping! WWW.ShopOnSanibel.COMFor individual shop information: LUNCH BAR DINNER GIFTS Captiva Island Historical SocietyLooking Back: Ann BruningThis weeks image features Ann Bruning standing in front of old Futch cabin on Buck Key in 2000. She was a strong component and advocate in preserving Buck Key from development. The History Gallery, developed by the Captiva Island Historical Society, features many photos like this. All ages are welcome to step aboard a wooden replica of the old mailboat, Santiva to capture the spirit of Captiva and learn through graphic and video panels about the events and people that shaped the island. The History Gallery is accessed through the Captiva Memorial Library, located on Chapin Lane and open during library hours. Call 533-4890 for more information. Visit the Captiva Island Historical Society website www. to view many more images to bring you closer to Captiva. Ann Bruning image courtesy Captiva Island Historical Society Archives Book Signing A SuccessA full house gathered at the Carpenters Caf and Bookstore on the campus of Sanibel Community Church on March 21 for the release of Dr. Daryl G. Donovans new edition of Esthers Friend, illustrated by his daughter Kay Church. The evening included food and fellowship, with a love offering received for Feed the 5000 Now, an initiative to help feed the poor. A highlight of the signing was a brief teaching by Dr. Donovan on demons and deliverance as well as a Skype appearance by the illustrator. Books are available in The Carpenters Bookstore at Sanibel Community Church, located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call 472-2684 or visit www. Dr. Daryl Donovan speaking during his March 21 book signing photo provided Where Islanders Have Sent Their Friends & Family To Shop Since 1976 Sanibel & Worldwide Shells Corals & Exotic Sealife Shell Gifts Jewelry Books Candles Lamps Sanibel Perfumes Craft Supplies T-Shirts Tanks Muscles Hoodies Hats Cover-Ups & Dresses Handmade Shell Xmas Ornaments & FlowersCelebrating Over 40 Years On Sanibel! Adult & Kids Ts sizes XS-XL3 for $23XXL 3 for $29 1157 Periwinkle Way 472-6991 472-8080Open 7 Days 9:00am til 9:00pm SheSellsSeaShellsSanibel.comWE SHIP!FREE GIFT!20% OffAny Single Item(cash sales only)Good with coupon not valid on sale items SUN ALL SHARK TOOTH JEWELRY20% OFFSHELL CANDLES20% OFFBIG SELECTIONVoted The Best Shell Shop in SW Florida -News Press Readers Poll 2000-2017 Voted The Best Gift Shop in SW Florida 2017 Winner Best Shell Shop -Islander/Island Reporter Readers Poll 2000-2017 2015 Best Craft Shop & Best Gift Shop An Ocean Boutique WELCOME VISITORS SEE OUR STERLING SILVER JEWELRY


5 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 And for all the moments that have followed. Three Diamond Anniversary rings and Eternity bands.Periwinkle Place Shops Sanibel Island 239-472-4177 SEALIFE FASHION DIAMONDS ESTATE Register Early For BIG ARTS Summer CampRegistration is open for the 2018 BIG ARTS Summer Camp, a well-rounded six-week program of visual and performing arts with activities inspired by weekly themes. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 to July 27. Campers love the diverse creative outlet throughout the day, said Erin Peter, who has organized the camp for the past four years. Campers in first through fifth grades create art projects pottery is a favorite and participate in music and theater classes taught by professional instructors. On Fridays, artwork is properly exhibited and campers put on a performance for parents, combining music and theater. Its very exciting for the kids to showcase their hard work, said Peter. This years weekly themes are: Superheroes Assemble join forces to save the world of art, music and theater; Futuristic Fun design the future of your wildest dreams; Welcome to the Jungle explore the animal kingdom; Spirit Week Fun Hat Monday, Wacky Sock Tuesday, Holiday Wednesday, Pajama Thursday and Future Self Friday; Got Talent Use unique talents to create art and teach each other new tricks; Pack Your Passport an art adventure around the globe. And there is a special role for campers in middle and high school: apprenticing the younger campers to earn community service hours. The older campers join the staff in setting up activities for the day, and participating and interacting with young campers. There is also a second summer apprentice program that includes participating in classes such as drawing, painting and sculpting with unconventional materials. Apprentices may choose to volunteer, participate in classes, or both. BIG ARTS tailors the apprentice and young campers program. We see a lot of campers return every year with some growing into the apprentice program and one returning as our theater teacher, said Peter. However, we always enjoy seeing new faces join us. Register early as this popular arts and education summer experience sells out fast. Parents can download registration forms from or register in person at BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road. Campers can take part in theater classes led by professional instructors photos provided Art projects are fun for campers


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20186 Next to Planet Fitness in Miners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. and GladiolusDonations AcceptedOpen Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 4pm225-652915501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908 Tuesday, April 3 50% Off All Items in Store 2018 Shell Point Retirement Community. All Rights Reserved. ACT-1325-18 Post-Easter Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel 239-472-2591 LINDA MARISA JEANNE Manicures and Pedicures by Lois Hair Styling by Lily rfntbb b b b b b b b Find us on bb tOpen Piano Recital At St. MichaelsSt. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church will present a four-hand piano recital 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at the church. The recital, part of St. Michaels Nourishment for Body, Mind and Spirit series, will feature pianists Roxane Olevsky and Jan Holly in their third appearance at the church. They will perform music by Bach, Beethoven, Ravel, Gershwin and Cole Porter on a Steinway Model O grand piano furnished by Prosperos Acoustic Art in Naples. Steinways are known for their bright, shimmering sound, Holly said. This characteristic enhances fourhand music, which distributes themes and figurative passages equally in both high and low registers. Born into a family of concertizing musicians, Olevsky was surrounded by music from an early age. She began teaching guitar and piano in high school, after which she earned degrees in piano and vocal music education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, studying with Swiss pianist Fernande Kaeser. She also studied at Les coles dArt Amricaines in Fontainebleau, France, with world-famous music theorist Nadia Boulanger and pianist Jean Casadesus, and sang in choirs with such renowned directors as Robert Shaw. Her first love remains with teaching individual and class piano she operated a successful piano studio in Massachusetts for over 30 years. She maintains a piano teaching studio on the island. Holly holds a bachelors degree in piano performance, and a masters degree and PhD in musicology. She has devoted her professional life to the training of musicians in both college and university settings. For 25 years, she was a collaborative pianist and accompanist for college and community choirs. She currently teaches online music courses in music appreciation, world music and American popular music. A specialist in piano pedagogy, she operated a piano studio for 30 years, applying the Taubman/Golandsky method to technical challenges facing both children and adult learners. Holly writes for the Santiva Chronicle and Times of the Islands and is a public relations consultant. A member of the board of directors of the Committee of the Islands, she also serves on the BIG ARTS Classical Music Committee and Classical Music Scholarship Committee. She is Saturday and summer organist at St. Michaels. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a brief Compline Service in the Sanctuary and a pot luck supper in the church Parish Hall. Diners share their favorite recipes at a buffet. Everyone is welcome. Bring your favorite dish to the dinner, and your dinnerware, if you can, or just bring yourself, enjoy the camaraderie and get better acquainted with your fellow islanders. For more information on services and special events at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, contact Rector Ellen Sloan at 472-2173. The church is located at 2304 Periwinkle Way. Visit From page 1Chorusmusicals, South Pacific, said Whitten. Nothin Like a Dame will be performed as part of a medley and feature Ed Mosel, Don Breiter, Dick Brown and Bob Brace as they sing and swing a deck mop. Whitten hopes the audience will walk away with an appreciation for a job well done by the singers. They have worked very hard and I hope the audience is not only entertained, but enlightened by their performance, she said. Whittens first season with the chorus baton has been a busy and rewarding one. Its been great working with individual singers and molding them into a chorus, she said. Ive gotten much support from BIG ARTS and the chorus members. Its been a very good season. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available online at BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road. For more information, call 395-0900. Pianists Jan Holly and Roxane Olevsky photo provided


7 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018Couples Cooking ClassOn Tuesday, April 3 from 5 to 8 p.m., chefs Loretta Paganini and Jarred Harris will host on a hands-on cooking class, themed Taste of Napa Valley. The menu will include Heirloom Tomato, Beet and Micro Green Salad with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette, Lobster Ravioli with Lemon Butter Sauce and Wagyu Teres Major Medallions, and Passion Fruit Crme Brulee. Cost is $75 for members and $95 for guests.Yoga Classes Yoga classes are offered on Monday and Thursday from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. See website for details.Colorful Sips PaintingColorful Sips with Sissi Janku will be held on Wednesday, April 4 beginning at 7 p.m. No experience is required. Students will explore new ways to paint with acrylics. Bring your favorite snack or beverage. Registration can be completed online. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for guests.Interior Design Workshop The final workshop in this series, directed by the Sanibel design team of Decorating Den Interiors, will be held on Monday, April 9 from 12 to 2 p.m. The workshop will begin with a luncheon prepared by Resident Chef Jarred Harris. Cost is $30 per person. The workshop runs from noon to 2 p.m. Register by 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 online at www. or call 472-2155. Art By You With Jenny Make Alcohol Ink coasters with artist Jenny Licht on Wednesday, April 11. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for nonmember. Call or go online for details.Barbeque DinnerThe Community House will host a barbecue dinner on Saturday, April 14 beginning at 5 p.m. Chef Jarred Harris will be serving his slow roasted barbecued chicken, fall-off the-bone baby back ribs and authentic pulled pork with locallysourced special recipe barbecue sauce. Food will be cooked on site in the smoker. Side will include black beans and rice, macaroni and cheese and corn on the cob. Desserts will be available for $5; choice of strawberry shortcake with whipped cream, brownie sundae or root beer float. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under, available at The Community House and Baileys General Store. Cooking With Chef JarredThere will be a cooking demonstration with Chef Jarred Harris on Monday, April 16 at 5 p.m. Learn the art of basic meat and fish cutting; lollipop pork chops, make French lamb chops, trim a whole tenderloin of beef and 8-way a Cornish hen. Cost is $45 for members and $55 for guests and includes a meal. Register by 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. Growing MushroomsOn Tuesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m., Jeff Samson will share his knowledge on growing mushrooms. Samson has owned and operated restaurants since 1993, and has also been a food consultant and educator. He works with farmers, foragers and fishermen to bring fresh, quality sustainable food to the table. Register by 3 p.m. Thursday, April 12. Cost is $30 and includes lunch. Community PotluckCommunity Potluck Wed. April 18 6 pm. All our welcome to enjoy this short speaker and then enjoy the comradery! Not sure what to bring?-Protein is always a good choice. Art Of Hand YogaDr. Susan Pataky will host a one-hour presentation on yoga mudras on Thursday, April 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants will be seated in chairs while working on breathing skills and specialty techniques. Bring a notepad or journal. Cost is $22 per person. Community Shredding DayThe Secure Shredding truck will be on site Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon in the north lot across the street from The Community House. Enter at the driveway next to Dunlop Road and exit by the driveway nearest to the Sanibel Bean. Cost is $5 per box or bag. No large paperclips or binder clips allowed. Foodies and Yogis This specialty program with Dr. Susan Pataky and Chef Jarred Harris will be held on Sunday, April 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. This series starts with a one-hour themed beginner-friendly yoga session led by Dr. Susan Pataky. Following the session, Resident Chef Jarred Harris will prepare and serve a delicious and nutritious meal. The topic for this class is Chocolate and Chakras. Cost is $49 per person. Annual Meeting The Sanibel Community Association (SCA) annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 25 beginning at 5 p.m. Appetizers and beverages will follow the report. Call 472-2155 for reservations. The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, visit www. or call 472-2155. The Community House Resident Chef Jarred Harris serving one of his decadent desserts photo provided


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20188 Independently Owned And OperatedCOPYRIGHT 2018 Island Sun LORKEN Publications, Inc.Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersLeah Biery Barbara Cacchione Kay Casperson Walter Cheatham Constance Clancy, EdD Suzy Cohen Linda Coin Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Shelley Greggs Jarred Harris Marion Hauser, MS, RD Ross Hauser, MD Bryan Hayes Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Shirley Jewell Bob Kern Dr. Jose H. Leal, PhD Anne Mitchell Capt. Matt Mitchell Trinette Nelson Gerri Reaves PhD Angela Larson Roehl J. Brendan Ryan, CLU, ChFC, MSFS Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Tom Sharbaugh Jeanie TinchUSPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, FL, 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: 8,000 10,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $60 one year, $30 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $150 one year, six months $75 (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, call 239-395-1213; or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: 239-395-2299. Email:, E-mail: The Island Sun reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Publisher Lorin Arundel Advertising Bob Petcher Graphic Arts & Production Ann Ziehl, Manager Amanda Hartman Justin Wilder Reporter Jeff Lysiak Application For Living Shoreline Approvedby Jeff LysiakA project between the City of Sanibel and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to create a living shoreline along the eroded section of the Woodring Road right-of-way was unanimously approved during Tuesdays planning commission meeting. Josh Ooyman, a member of the citys planning department, delivered a summary of the conditional use application submitted by Hans Wilson and Associates on behalf of the city for the property owner, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The project seeks to rebuild approximately 170 linear feet of existing rip-rap and stabilize approximately 710 linear feet of existing vegetated shoreline by the installation of living shoreline, an erosion control structure comprised of rip-rap, concrete pipes and Reefballs. The proposed accessory structure will be constructed and installed within an eroded section of the Woodring Road right-of-way adjacent to the shoreline of San Carlos Bay on a property located west of Dixie Beach Boulevard and owned by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the citys staff report reads, in part. In many areas, the subject shoreline is mostly devoid of native vegetation such as red and black mangroves, and green buttonwood that would help to protect the upland area along the north side of Woodring Road. According to James Evans, the citys natural resources director, this area has been subject to ongoing erosion and exposure. We havent been able to establish any vegetation in this area, he told commissioners, noting that the shoreline is currently stable. Evans also pointed out that a similar living shoreline project at Lighthouse Beach Park has been very successful. Its doing exactly what its supposed to, he added. Wilson explained that he is experienced with similar projects both on and off the island. Installing additional rip-rap and shoreline stabilizing materials including Reefballs provide additional protection from wave energy created by wind, waves and boat wakes. His PowerPoint presentation demonstrated samples of previous living shoreline successes. Commissioner Richard Johnson asked what potential negatives could result from this project moving forward. Wilson responded that during the construction phase, local traffic flow could be impacted slightly. There are a lot more positives than negatives with this project, Evans added. The goal of this project is to stop the ongoing erosion along this road. The city has budgeted $200,000 for the project, which will likely go out for bids in late April, then be brought before the Sanibel City Council in May or June. Evans anticipates that once approved, the project would be completed this summer in 30 to 45 days. Following some additional discussion, Commissioner Chuck Ketteman made a motion to approve the application, which was seconded by Vice Chair Dirk deWerff and approved, 7 to 0. For the first time in several months, the planning commission was at full strength. To begin the March 27 meeting, Chairman Dr. Phillip Marks welcomed new appointee Matt Kirchner. A former member of the citys contractor review board, Kirchner has worked in the residential and commercial building industry primarily on Sanibel and Captiva. Its a pleasure to be here, Kirchner told his fellow commission members. Later in the session, Acting Director of Planning Roy Gibson reviewed the approved 2018 Planning Commission Goals, which include redevelopment of non-conforming properties outside the resort housing district and commercial district, guided tour operations and sign standards. He also noted the upcoming subcommittee meeting schedule: Permitting Process Review (April 10) Capital Improvements Review (May 8), Land Development Code Review (June 12) and Below Market Rate Housing Review (June 26). Each subcommittee meeting will be held following the planning commission session. Treasure Hunt For Children At Historical VillageIts time to hunt for pirate treasure at the Sanibel Historical Village. Children who visit the village are invited to go on a treasure hunt through the villages historical buildings, and then choose a prize from the treasure chest at the Rutland House. The treasure hunt will take place through April.The historical village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; those under 18 and members are free. Docent-guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no extra charge, based upon docent availability. There is handicap access to all buildings. Admission for entrance to go only to the Museum Store is free. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit www. Children can look for treasure throughout the Historical Village to earn a prize photo provided School Book Fair Open To PublicThe Sanibel Schools Scholastic Book Fair Safari will be open for family and friends to shop online from April 1 through 21, as well as in the school Media Center before and after the Spring Music Showcase on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and after dismissal on Monday, April 16 from 2:15 to 4 p.m. For online purchases, go to https:// cptoolkit/ page&url=sanibelschool1. The Sanibel School is located at 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-1617.


9 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 Churches/TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH Reverend Father Dean Nastos, Orthos Ser vice Sunday 9 a.m., Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m., Fellowship Programs, Sunday School, Bible Study. 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, annunciation., 481-2099. BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. Rabbi Stephen Fuchs. President Alan Lessack 579-0296. HISTORIC CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA The Re v. Dr. John N. Cedarleaf Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 12, 2017 thru April 29, 2018 11580 Chapin Lane, Captiva 472-1646 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 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). 2950 West Gulf Drive, 472-8684. SANIBEL FELLOWSHIP, sbc Join us for Bible study and Worship Sunday 10 a.m. at Island Cinema. Call Pastor Mark Hutchinson 284-6709. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship 8, 9 and 11 a.m. Traditional in historic Chapel, 8 a.m. Contemporary and childrens church in the main sanctuary, 9 a.m. Traditional in the main sanctuary, 11 a.m. Childcare available at all services. 1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684 SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST The Re verend Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Reverend Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor. 7:45 Chapel Service, 9 a.m. Blended Worship Service, 11 a.m. Traditional Workshop Service with Sunday School and nursery care at 9 a.m. 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 www.sanibelucc. org. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH Pastor Reverend Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m., Sunday Mass 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., May through October 9:30 a.m. only. Daily Mass Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Monday and Tuesday 8:30 a.m. Holy Days call. 3559 San-Cap Road, 472-2763. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH The 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. Prayer and Potluck first Wednesdays 6 p.m. Taiz Service third wednesday 6 p.m. 2304 Periwinkle Way,, 472-2173. UNIT ARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS Meets 5 p .m. on the second Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. 2050 Periwinkle Way,, 433-4901. 1975 Periwinkle Way Sanibels Only Positively Authorized Dealer! The Best Selection in Southwest Florida!


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201810 Presentation On The Lords PrayerMany people dont realize that there are various versions of the Lords Prayer in the Christian scriptures and used by different branches of Christendom. After establishing this context in her presentation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Jean Chandler will take a closer look at possible translations of the Lords Prayer in Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke. What a difference a translation makes. Aramaic yields astonishingly fresh insights into the nature of God, creation and humans role in it, and prayer. Hints: Father does not specify a gender, and Heaven is not a place. Aramaic is a vibrational language, so its important to intone it aloud, said Chandler. Using a recording of the Lords Prayer in Aramaic and a book, Prayers from the Cosmos by Neil Douglas-Klotz, a Sufi mystic who is a native speaker of Aramaic, the group will engage in some body prayers, which encourage participation in the sound and feeling of the words, as well as their intellectual or metaphorical meaning. Anyone who wants to learn about this fundamental prayer of Christian worship around the world and practice attuning to the divine vibration, becoming one with the source of all creation, is invited to come to the church Fellowship Hall for this free program. Chandler is a retired college professor with broad interests, including in language and theology and meditation. She has both taken and taught classes in all three subjects, as well as neuroscience. Those interests came together when she discovered the writings of Neil DouglasKlotz. She has also been stimulated by the work of Cynthia Bourgeault, who focuses on Jesus as a wisdom teacher, and Bruce Sanguin and Richard Rohr, who write about the confluence of theology and science. Chandler has a doctorate in human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her religious background has been ecumenical and her practice interfaith. She is a member of three Protestant churches: Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Massachusetts and Judson Memorial in New York City, which is both UCC and American Baptist. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way, across from the Periwinkle Place Shopping Center. For more information, call 472-0497. Jean Chandler photo provided Response to the ad placed by a group of Sanibel CatholicsAs a member of St. Isabel Catholic Church, I have watched the happenings in our community since October 28, 2016 when Fr. Christopher Senk was placed on administrative leave. Like most of the members of our parish, I felt shock, disbelief and sadness. A year and a half has passed and Fr. Chris situation has not been resolved. However, more disturbing and disheartening for me has been to stand by and watch the response of The Parishioners for Justice. You have chosen to express your resentment toward the bishop and his decision to remove Fr. Chris with acts of deance. These acts have been leveled at our current spiritual leader, Fr. Joseph Gates and the administrative staff. I dont understand this thinking. For me, the issue is between Fr. Chris, Bishop Dewane and God. In no way did Fr. Joseph or he administrative staff cause or contribute to Fr. Chris situation. In your ad you write that many parishioners, dissatised and spiritually unfullled by the temporary priest in residence have chosen to go off-island to other Catholic churches. You say some have decided to worship in other faith communities. I have to ask, was your faith and spirituality founded in the person of Fr. Chris or in your faith in Jesus Christ and the church He established? When you attended Mass, were you spiritually fullled by the presence and preaching of Fr. Chris, or by the celebration of the Holy Eucharist performed by an ordained priest of God? Change is always uncomfortable. You say there have been other changes that have happened at the church that have also caused parishioners and visitors to stop attending Mass at St. Isabel Church. Again I ask, what changes have been so great and vital to your faith to cause you to stop attending Mass at St. Isabel? Have you witnessed blasphemy? Grave acts of disrespect toward the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist? Drastic changes in the celebration of Holy Mass as ordained by the Catholic Church? My sense is that these changes you mention have been minor and not essential to the practice of our faith. So many of you are people that I have loved and admired over my years as a member of St. Isabel Church. I ask you as one who comes to you humbly and with a loving heart to reexamine your actions and your motives. Have your actions brought forth good fruit or have they been tainted with a false sense of loyalty and pride?Submitted and payed for by Carol Bradshaw From page 1Photographyfinance. The self-taught photographer took inspiration from Arthur Morris, author of The Art of Bird Photography. I feel a deep connection with the birds I photograph, said Jeffrey, who lives in Massachusetts but photographs regularly at the refuge. I am particularly pleased if the bird is catching food, trying to attract a mate, building a nest, feeding its young, or trying to frighten off a potential rival I am also fond of the portrait-like quality of one or two birds expressing absolute peace. I feel that peace when I photograph them. The public is welcome to view Jeffreys images, about half of which he shot at Ding Darling, in the admission-free Visitor & Education Center during regular hours, daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To support the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www., contact Birgie Miller at 472-1100 ext. 4 or director@ David Jeffrey photo provided March 30th April 1stGOOD FRIDAY 12:00 p.m. with CommunionHOLY SATURDAY 5:00 p.m. with Communion Following the service, there will be a potluck supper. THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER Saturday 8:00 p.m. Kindling of the new re, lighting of the Paschal Candle, Lessons, and Holy Eucharist EASTER SUNDAY EUCHARIST 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.2304 Periwinkle Way www.saintmichaels-sanibel.orge Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan 239-472-2173ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH Invites you to join us during HOLY WEEK


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201812 The Pain no shade. The angle of the hot afternoon sun. Resort Umbrella Solutions shade all day. Stay shaded as the sun angles. The Promise provide shade all day tilt the pole. A new patented Catholic Group Hosts Italian FestivalA sold-out crowd, hosted by the Sanibel Catholic Women and Men, celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph recently with a homemade Italian dinner followed by karaoke song and dance. The celebration marked the fourth charity event benefiting local Catholic and Sanibel charities since the groups formation in the fall of 2017. This new Catholic organization has held several functions in various locations. Following Februarys successful Lobster Festival, this was the second event to be held in the beautifully renovated Community House. Italian Festival at The Community House From left, Joe Palchak, Carole and Leo Larkin, Judy and Gerry Risch photos provided Top Ten Books1. On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman 2. Caribbean Rim by Randy Wayne White 3. L ying Game by Ruth Ware 4. Mangr ove Lightning by Randy Wayne White 5. Flash! W riting the Very Short Story by John Dufresne 6. Bricklayer of Albany Park by Terry John Malik 7. Educated by Tara Westover 8. If the Cr eek Dont Rise by Leah Weiss 9. W omen in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 10. Book of Polly by Katharine Hepinstall Courtesy of MacIntosh Books and Paper. Book Study At Sanibel ChurchBeginning Thursday, April 5, Pastor Daryl Donovan and Pastor Doug Hummer will be leading a study based on Mark Battersons book Whisper. The course will be held weekly at noon for eight weeks. Book reviewer Joi stated in her September 18, 2017 book review, Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God is by the wonderful best-selling author Mark Batterson. This book is not just a remarkable journey its one you cannot afford to miss. If we dont listen to everything God has to say, we eventually wont hear anything He has to say. (Mark Batterson, Whisper) This is not a book about hearing God speak as Moses did from the burning bush although, if God chose to speak through any size plant to us, He certainly could, whether or not it was ablaze. The truth of the matter is, He doesnt generally speak to us in this manner. More times than not, the voice of God comes to us as you guessed it, a whispers. This study is about how to hear the voice of God with the focus being on the seven languages of God. God still speaks today and you can hear His voice. All are welcome to attend the free course. Sanibel Community Church is an evangelical, non-denominational congregation with the church campus at 1740 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call 472-2684 or visit www. image provided whims SALE239-313-05352451 Periwinkle Way Baileys Center womens clothing gifts jewelry art mon sat 10 am 5:30 pm sun 10 am 4 pm 30 70% sale March 30 April 15


13 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 Saint Isabel Catholic Church r fntbn r ffn fntbn t tbn rfntbn r ffn fntbn t tbn On Thursday, April 5 from 4 to 5:15 p.m., Jean Chandler will present a slideshow of Moscow and three small towns on the Volga River. This virtual tour with colorful photographs and lively commentary will be held in Fellowship Hall at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. The program is free and open to the public. Put Putin in context, said Chandler. Learn about Russian history and culture from Ivan the Terrible to wonderful churches, from vodka to crafts such as Faberge eggs, from the circus to the metro. She asks, Did you know that Russia is twice as big as the U.S. or China and has a quarter of both the worlds forests and the worlds scientific literature? Did you know that Red Squares name has nothing to do with communism? Did you know that the Kremlin used to be the heart of the Russian Orthodox church and is still Moscows geographical and social hub, as well as its political center? Chandler has had the good fortune of taking many interesting trips, including one by ship from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Her favorite quotation by St. Augustine is: The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way, across from Periwinkle Place Shopping Center. For more information, call 472-0497. Program On Multifaceted Russia Russia by Jean Chandler photo provided Documentary Screening At Ding Darling The documentary STRAWS wraps up the 6th annual free Ding Darling Wednesday Film Series on April 4 at 1 p.m. in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium. An official selection for film festivals around the world, STRAWS is a 30-minute documentary about plastic straw litter and how we can effect a sea of change one straw at a time. It points out that United States consumption of straws in a single day could circle the earth 2.5 times. With colorful straw history animation and segments narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS which premiered in April 2017, leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution. Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge hosted the free seven-film, biweekly series with sponsorship from Sanibel-Captiva Beach Resorts. Seating is free, but limited and on a first-come basis. A short discussion will follow the film to allow visitors to gain more from their documentary-viewing experience by listening to other peoples points of view and analyzing what they just watched.


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201814 Tues., April 3, 5 8pmChefs Loretta & Jarred Hands On Cooking $95/Person Sponsor: The Sanibel Captiva Trust CompanyWed., April 4, 7pmColorful Sips with Sissi $50/Members, $60/GuestsMon., April 9, NoonPrinciples of Design Lunch $30/PersonWed., April 11, 6pmArt By You with Jenny $50/Members, $60/GuestsSat., April 14, 5pmBBQ $15/AdultsMon., April 16, pmChef Jarred Cooking Demo Basic Meat and Fish cutting $45/MemberTues., April 17, 11:30amGarden Growing Mushrooms Lunch by Chef Jarred $30Wed., April 18, 6pmPotluckThurs., April 19, 1pmMudra $22/PersonSun., April 22, 4pmFoodies & Yogies $49/PersonWed., April 25, 5pmSCA Annual Mtg.Sat., April 21, 9am NoonCommunity Shredding Day $5/Box North Lot. Enter near Dunlop.Visit for more information Follow Us On FacebookTo enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Telephone: (239) 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Whats Happening At The HouseFor Full Schedule of ALL Happenings visit r fr nt frr r fbr br fr ` Sea School Offers After School Surfing LessonsOn Wednesday afternoons in April from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sanibel Sea School will offer surfing lessons for students ages 6 to 13. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to surf for the first time, or improve their existing skills. In this program, we will teach proper paddling techniques, how to maneuver the surfboard through the water, and how to pop up and catch a wave, said Director of Education Nicole Finnicum. Surfing is a great way to connect with the ocean in an active way, and we think every Florida kid should know how to do it, she added. Pick up and drop off for this program will be at Sanibel Sea Schools Flagship Campus, located at 455 Periwinkle Way. The cost is $36 per child per session. To learn more and register, visit or call 472-8585. Children can learn to surf at Sanibel Sea School photo provided Jeff Kersanty caught a 19-inch sheepshead in Pine Island Sound on March 25. He was fishing with Capt. Dwight Dunlap aboard Liquid Asset, using a jig and shrimp with water temperature at 72 degrees. Jeff Kersanty photo provided Fish Caught


15 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 2050 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 472-0497 Holy Week Services at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ SANIBELCONGREGATIONALUNITEDCHURCHCHRISTOFMARCH 29MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE 7:30 p.m.Tenebrae & Holy Communion Special music by the Chancel ChoirMARCH 30GOOD FRIDAY VIGIL SERVICE NoonWith a dramatic monologue, "You Don't Know Him," by the Rev. Deb Kunkel as the wife of JudasAPRIL 1EASTER SERVICES 7:45, 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.Special music by the Chancel Choir at 9:00 & 11:00 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner preaching In The Garden retail garden center and outdoor showroom has a spirit tree that benefits island nonprofits. The olive tree was chosen because it represents love and charity. The Community House/Sanibel Community Association is the April recipient. The Community House is a unique and special place rich in history that has been serving both Sanibel and Captiva Islands since 1927. Operated by the Sanibel Community Association (SCA), it is a nonprofit whose mission is To enrich community spirit through educational, cultural, and social gatherings in our historic Community House. We are inviting everyone to stop by and add their good thoughts, well-wishes and blessings to our spirit tree, said Lisa Walsh, owner of In The Garden and RS Walsh Landscaping. Canvas tags are available in our gift shop for $2 and the entire amount will be donated to different local charity each month. RS Walsh In The Garden Retail Garden Center & Outdoor Showroom is located at 3889 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School, and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 395-5859 or visit The sign on the spirit tree Spirit tree photos providedCommunity House Benefits From Spirit Tree Calusa Palooza Canoe, Kayak And SUP RaceThe 3rd annual Calusa Palooza, a competitive race event organized by the College of Life Foundation for paddling enthusiasts, will be held at Koreshan State Park on Saturday, April 7. Check-in is from 8 to 8:45 a.m., the race meeting begins at 9 a.m. followed by the races with staggered starts at 9:15 a.m., a Calusa Kids Race at 10:30 a.m., lunch in the social picnic area at noon and awards ceremony directly afterwards. The Estero River race includes events for standup paddle boarders (SUPs) as well as kayaks, outrigger canoes and surf-skis. The American Canoe Association-sanctioned race will include an 8-mile race, 4-mile race and the free quarter-mile Calusa Kids Race. More than 80 paddlers from Florida attended last years Calusa Palooza. The event is free for spectators, and several locations along the river offer vantage points. This year, Calusa Palooza organizers hope to attract even more local participants and spectators. A renewed emphasis will be placed on introducing more people to paddling as a familyoriented event. There will be free kayaks and SUPs available through Estero River Outfitters on a first-come basis. Pre-registration is required for racers. There will not be an opportunity to register the day of the event. Race entries are $35. All proceeds from Calusa Palooza will benefit a summer camp for underprivileged youth, which includes youth paddling sports in Southwest Florida and an environmental workshop. My goal as a race director is to get our community involved in paddle sports while supporting a great cause, said Brandy Minchew, Calusa Palooza race director. This race is not only for our local competitive racers, but for our everyday paddler as well. I have the honor of offering a summer camp for underprivileged youth every summer and, without the proceeds from this race, I would not be able to do this. Our community is so supportive. To register or for a full event schedule, visit CalusaPalooza2018. Out-of-area paddlers and spectators can book lodging at a discounted rate at www.floridastateparks. org/park/koreshan. Event sponsors include FineMark Bank, Coconut Point Ford, The Great Calusa Blueway, Rotary Club of Estero, BayWater Boat Club, Koreshan State Park, Argo, Boral Engineering & Design, RiverGlades, Sanibel Sea School and LAI Group of Florida. Koreshan State Park is located at 3800 Corkscrew Road in Estero. For event information, call Minchew at 992-2184 or email esteronaturalist@


Plant SmartSpiny Sowthistleby Gerri ReavesSpiny sowthistle ( Sonchus asper ) is a fast-growing wildflower naturalized in much of the state, meaning that it needs no help from people to propagate. Its found along roadsides and in yards, undeveloped lots and disturbed areas. Also called common, field, or spinyleaved sowthistle, it can be a particular problem in cattle pastures or agricultural fields. A single sowthistle can produce 4,000 to 13,000 seeds that can remain viable for years, waiting for suitable conditions to grow. The tenacious plant first sends down a taproot several feet long and develops a rosette of dark-green leaves. The leaves are deeply lobed at the base of the plant but smaller and less deeply lobed on the upper stems. The upright stems branch near the inflorescence. The stem can be as tall as 6 feet. The alternative leaves clasp the stems, are curved at the base and often have a white or purplish midrib. They have a frilly or wavy look and are tipped with spines, giving the plant an overall prickly appearance, thus justifying the term asper, which means rough. Broken stems and leaves exude a milky sap. The numerous yellow flowers are composed only of ray flowers and resemble the dandelion another member of the aster family. They measure less than an inch across and bloom in all but the cooler months. Spent flowers become puffball seedheads that are dispersed by the wind. Each tiny brown seed is attached to its own miniature silky parachute. This weed has positive attributes too. Food-foraging experts prepare and eat the leaves as salad greens, insects visit it for nectar, and birds visit for seeds and insects. Sources: Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida by Peter Alden et al., Wildflowers of Florida Field Guide by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela,, www.eol. org, and Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. Non-native spiny sowthistle is a very common weed and a member of the aster family photo by Gerri ReavesISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201816 EXPERIENCE: HUNDREDS OF SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPES300 Center Road, Fort Myers FL 33907 PHONE 239.939.9663 FAX www.AllNative.bizOPEN DAILY: 9 to 5 Mon Sat 10 to 3 SunOUR NURSERY FEATURES OVER 200 SPECIES OF NATIVE PLANTS ON SEVERAL ACRES Buttery Gardens Wildlife/Bird Sanctuaries We also offer landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance. Or consider not using any rat poisons at all. Instead, seal all entry points to your home. Help SCCF Bring Back the Barn OwlsSCCF 472-2329 sccf.orgPoisoned rats can kill the eagles, hawks, bobcats and owls that eat them.Tell your pest control professional to NOT use these rat poisons: brodifacoum bromailone difenacoum difethialone Discussion On Global Climate Change At SCCFSevere weather events, like the rain bomb over Phoenix, Arizona that dropped an inch of rain in just five minutes, are occurring with greater frequency across the planet as a result of climate change. These changing patterns are increasing flooding, as well as draughts and fires. As a result, we are seeing unprecedented economic costs as well as unexpected effects on global and national security impacts. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) will host a discussion with Ariel Hoover to understand these issues more fully on Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center. Hoover will present an opportunity to make change at both the personal level and through policy actions. SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-2329 or visit Rain bomb over Phoenix, Arizona photo provided


17 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018Beach Profile Monitoring UpdateThe City of Sanibel announced an update on efforts relative to ongoing beach erosion that may be affecting Gulf Pines/Gulf Shores/West Gulf Drive beaches. The city has been closely monitoring erosion along a section of beach between Gulf Shores, Gulf Pines and the western portion of West Gulf Drive for the past several months. This area has historically experienced erosion, which in 1996 prompted a beach renourishment project to place more than 229,000 cubic yards of sand along 3,400 linear feet of the shoreline. The specific area is located between Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) reference monuments R-129 to R-133. Over the past several weeks, some recovery of sand along the beach in this area has been observed. Additional recovery is anticipated as the beach transitions from its typical winter to summer profiles. Sanibels beaches are very dynamic systems and are continuously changing. High winds and wave action associated with hurricanes Irma and Nate substantially changed the shoreline in this area. Because these were late-season storms, the beach did not have time to recover before winter winds began producing additional impacts to the beach and shore profile. Strong west/northwest winds associated with cold fronts can erode beaches, moving the sand to adjacent beaches or transporting it to nearshore or offshore sandbars. Based on recent observations, it appears that a significant amount of sand remains within the system on adjacent beaches and in nearshore sandbars. This sand typically moves onshore during the spring and summer as prevailing winds shift back to the south/southeast. The city has an ongoing contract with a coastal engineering firm to conduct annual and post-storm beach profile surveys. This information is used to quantify changes in beach conditions. Between March (pre-Hurricane Irma) and September 2017 (post-Hurricane Irma), the sand between monuments R-129 and R-136 shifted substantially, with accretion between monuments R-129 (Gulf Shores) and R-131 and erosion between R-131.5 and R-135 (West Gulf Drive). The beach in this area continued to change with the passage of Hurricane Nate in October 2017. Accretion was documented along Gulf Pines/Gulf Shores, but there was little recovery of sand along the properties at the end of West Gulf Drive between monuments R-132 to R-135. While officials have observed significant erosion along some properties in this area, the citys coastal engineering consultant believes that no structures are in imminent danger from typical wave conditions and high frequency storm events at this time when considering the current setback from the bluff. Officials are continuing to monitor the area. In response to the ongoing erosion in this area, the city has obtained a proposal from a coastal engineering firm to design, engineer and permit a beach renourishment project. This project is being designed and permitted as a precaution to ensure that if an emergency renourishment project needed, the appropriate permits will be in place. The project design that is proposed by the coastal engineer mirrors that of the project completed in 1996. At the December meeting, Sanibel City Council approved the Scope of Work for the project. City staff is currently working with the coastal engineer to finalize the project design and permitting documents. The city will provide additional information as it becomes available from the coastal engineer and regulatory agencies. For more information, contact Director of Natural Resources James Evans at or 472-3700 ext. 376, or City Engineer and Public Works Director Keith Williams at keith. or 472-6397 ext. 507. Free Guided Beach Walk On Saturday, April 7, Sanibel Sea School will offer a free community beach walk. The walk will be guided by Sam Lucas, a marine educator who is also the organizations conservation initiative coordinator. This walk will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about some of the items that commonly wash ashore on the beaches. This is our last community beach walk of the season, so its a great day to join us if you have not yet attended, said Lucas. Recent strong winds have blown many interesting objects ashore, so there will be plenty to look at and learn about, she added. To join the walk, meet at Sanibel Sea Schools Flagship Campus, located at 455 Periwinkle Way, at 9 a.m. The walk will last approximately two hours, but you are welcome to come and go at your leisure. All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Sanibel Sea School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the oceans future, one person at a time. To learn more, visit www.sanibelseaschool. org.


Spring Fishing Close At Hand by Capt. Matt MitchellYet another March cold front put the breaks on snook fishing again for a few days with our morning lows dipping into the low 50s. This latest cold blast was as cold as anything we have dealt with almost all winter long. After having had such mild weather the whole month of February, this late season cold front was another real shocker to the fish. If the cold did not keep you off the water for a few days, then the strong winds certainly did. Weather conditions caused lots of cancelled fishing trips as conditions where just unfishable for a few days. Once the wind speed did finally began to relax a little, we bundled up and ventured back out to enjoy some outstanding sheepshead fishing. Then gradually as temperatures slowly crept back up, snook and trout fishing began to get back to normal. Whenever we get such a drastic 10-plus-degree drop in water temperature, fishing just totally changes for a few days. Sheepshead is one of the few species that feeds better during these cold temperatures and, for several days, we targeted and caught lots of keeper sheepshead up to 5 pounds. Just about any dock close to the passes was loaded up with fat roe-filled sheepshead, which are at the end of the annual spawn. This was probably our last chance at some really good sheepshead action until next winter. For a few days after the cold front passed, we struggled to catch shiners and even when we did get them with water temperatures hanging in the mid 60s nothing would eat them. Cooler temperatures and rough conditions push these favorite baits out to the deeper warmer water from the grass flats. The aggressive snook and trout bite we are used to got a whole lot slower, although it is improving everyday as temperatures gradually warm back up. In many sheltered shallow dark bottomed bays, I found lots of snook just laid up soaking in the heat from the sun as they tried to warm up. When going fishing after yet another extreme cool down like we just experienced, having the ability to switch it up and go target sheepshead is often the only choice when you need to catch fish. Luckily, this week, I had anglers who were just happy to be out on the water and catching any kind of fish. When we changed it up to the ultralight spinning gear, we made the best of this bad weather situation and still managed to keep the rods bent. Now that we finally have a week of 80-degree temperatures in the forecast, fishing will really light up. Once our water temperature starts getting into the middle 70s, its like someone flips the on switch. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol. com. 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 Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERHEA D S FACTORY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g Sanibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur B ottom Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on a c es C C ll n Pa in t Pr i es C C i i Call on Paint Prices D ave Doane1 Send Us Your Fish TalesWe 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 a photograph with identification. Email to or call 395-1213. Trout fishing came back to life as water began to warm again photo provided ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201818 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than FishCast carefully to avoid tangling tackle in mangroves


19 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 From page 1Childrens Theaterplace where amazing professionals in the field will mentor our local students. Now through Friday, May 11 at 11:59 a.m., up to 16 grants will be awarded by the Gannett Foundation through CrowdRise, which administers innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and leverage, and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector. Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producers Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to date. For more information, visit www. Hamstra explained that if funded via a grant, the future CTW theater will be a safe place dedicated to creating theater for young people throughout the year. We need funds to secure a facility, she noted. Once we are established in the space, the program will sustain itself. To help Creative Theater Workshop receive grant money from A Community Thrives, visit campaign/creative-theater-workshop. A permanent childrens theater will allow us to increase our productions from two to three shows a year to 10 to 12 shows a year, added Hamstra. Students will have the opportunity to take quality classes in acting, singing and dancing. An advanced drama team will be created for competition and traveling. Mystery dinner theater, musicals and non-musicals will be presented. School field trips will be offered in order for the entire community to enjoy the new venue. Next month, CTW will stage its eighth production on Sanibel. With a cast of 80 comprised of both on-island and off-island actors and actresses ages 6 through 17, Disneys Aladdin Jr. will debut at The Community House on Thursday, April 5, with performances of the musical running through Sunday, April 8. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 738-3525 or visit Some of the 80 local youngsters involved with Creative Theater Workshop, which will stage Disneys Aladdin Jr. from April 5 to 8 at The Community House photo provided EXCITING NEW EXHIBIT rf ntbfntnn bnbbbff Shanna FliegelTaylor RobenaltMaia TsinamdzgvrishviliAni KastenPatty RobertsrfrThe Fine Art of Contemporary Crafts VIfbfbINTRODUCING WORLD MASTER WOOD CARVER Gary Eigenbergerntbrf NOW IN THE GALLERYNew Exhibit: Beauty HealsWorld Master Wood Carver Gary EigenbergerThe Power of Nature in PaintMarch 6 30, 2018 8 NEW AMAZING CARVED BIRDSMiniature Red Tailed Hawk, carved from one piece of tupelo. Spiny Lobster Season Closes April 1 The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting Sunday, April 1. It will reopen August 6. The twoday recreational sport season is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July, which is July 25 and 26 this year. Spiny lobsters photo provided


Shell Of The WeekCoral-Eating Musselby Jos H. Leal, PhD, BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum Science Director and CuratorThe Coraleating Mussel, Gregariella coralliophaga (Gmelin, 1791), is a coral-rock boring species, found locally within small coral branches strewn on the beach after storms. The common name is a misnomer, as these mussels do not eat coral, only use the coral skeleton as substrate for boring substrate. The 20-mm (about inch) shell is inflated, with a strong ridge on its postero-dorsal part. The shell margins are finely serrated. The shell interior is iridescent, bluish-white. The periostracum is thick, heavy, but often absent in dead shells. Learn more about local mollusks at www.shellmuseum. org/shells/southwest-florida-shells. Shell Museum Events See truly giant shells. Watch a live Tank Talk. Take a daily beach walk. Check out our family programs. We are the only natural history museum in North America devoted entirely to shells. Drop by and let us inform and inspire you. Visit or call 395-2233. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit The Coral-eating Mussel, Gregariella coralliophaga, from Sanibel photo by Jos H. Leal ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201820 Love is in the Air e Easter Egg Collection by Norman Love Confections GIFT SHOP Available March 19th thru March 31st Bonsai Society Auction And PicnicThe Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. annual Auction and Picnic will be held at the Berne Davis Botanical Garden on Saturday, April 21. Bonsai trees and bonsai materials will be sold at auction beginning at 10 a.m. A free buffet lunch will follow the auction. The public is invited; free parking is available on Larchmont Street, just east of the Edison Garden Shop. The Berne Davis Botanical Garden is located at 2166 Virginia Avenue in Fort Myers. Audubon Bailey Tract Bird Walk The next bird walk of the SanibelCaptiva Audubon 2018 season will be held on Saturday, March 31 at the Bailey Tract. Island Inn Road is closed due to mulch work from Hurricane Irma, so participants should use the Tarpon Bay Road entrance. Free parking is available. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A $5 donation is appreciated. For more information, visit Northern cardinal photo by France Paulsen


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201822 Scientist To Discuss Coral Restoration Coral reefs are one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world and worth more than $6 billion to the state of Florida. Corals, however, are dying at an unprecedented rate because of global and local threats such as climate change, ocean acidification, and disease outbreaks. Mote Marine Laboratory scientist Dr. Erinn M. Muller aims to understand how these threats are impacting reefs around the world and identify corals that are resilient to the stressors. On Friday, April 6, Dr. Muller will be presenting two free programs titled Coral Restoration at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., part of the 2018 Ding Darling Lecture Series at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Dr. Muller hopes to use her research on the distribution, prevalence and mechanisms creating resilient corals to increase the success of coral restoration activities, while also promoting the retention of high genetic diversity within the reefs of the Florida Keys. The staff scientist and program manager of the Coral Health and Disease Program at Mote Marine in Sarasota, Florida earned her doctorate in biology from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, studying Spatial and temporal dynamics of coral disease in the U.S .Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Dr. Muller has written numerous published papers on coral bleaching and disease and has won several awards for her work, including the International Society for Reef Studies Young Scientist of the Year Award in 2015. HighTower/Thomas & Swartz Wealth Management sponsors the refuges 12-lecture series with support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). The seasons remaining lecture is listed below. Seating for the lectures is limited and available on a first-come basis. Early arrivals can save one seat each with personal items. Saved seats must be filled 15 minutes before lecture time. As usual, Wildlife Drive closes on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the free Visitor & Education Center, Indigo Trail and recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official recreation concession located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. Note: Opinions expressed in guest lectures do not necessarily reflect the views of refuge and DDWS management, staff and board of directors. For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or log on to dingdarlingsociety. org/articles/lecture-and-film-series. April 13 Avian researcher Dr. Kenneth Meyer, Swallow-tailed Kites: 10,000 Miles to Survival. Dr. Erinn Muller photos provided Dr. Erinn Muller will speak about her close and scholarly relationship with coral reefs AIRPORT & LOCAL 239-472-4888 More Than a Ride! Call Madeline for Reservations MON-FRI 9:305:30 Sat 10-2 Authorized Shipping Center Friendly and Courteous service All items professionally packed with care 10% OFF GROUND SHIPPING WITH THIS AD QWIK PACK & SHIP We Ship Shells! We Ship Luggage! 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite B (Next to Billy's Bike Rentals) (239) 472-0288 Fax (239) 472-0809 Shipping Packing Packing Supplies BW & Color Copies Mailbox Rentals Pick Ups Notary Services Fax/Scan & Email From page 1Spring Festivalwith a free Easter egg hunt for children of all ages. Afterwards, there will be games, contests, crafts and other activities until 11 a.m. A $10 armband allows each child unlimited access to all the fun. Additional attractions include pony and unicorn rides, a bounce house, giant slide and face painting. Best of all, the Easter Bunny will be on site at 10:15 a.m. for pictures. The festival will also include a silent auction with over 60 baskets to bid on. The Childrens Education Center of the Islands is a nonprofit school run by a parent board. The school relies heavily on the support of the community. Proceeds from the Spring Festival will benefit the education centers scholarship fund and captial improvements.


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CROW Case Of The Week: Sora by Bob PetcherThe sora ( Porzana carolina) is a robin-sized bird that is small and chubby with long toes. From the rail family, this secretive brown-and-gray marsh bird is said to have features of a chicken due to the way it walks slowly through shallow wetlands. While it does take some effort to find, the sora is regarded as the most abundant and widespread rail in North America. Interestingly, these chubby-bodied birds can fly long distances and reportedly do so for hundreds of miles each spring and fall to wetlands in Central and South America. At CROW, a juvenile sora was admitted to the hospital from Sanibel on St. Patricks Day after it was found struggling in a canal. During its intake exam, veterinarians noted the patient to be emaciated with swelling over its left radius and ulna. It was suspected of having a fracture, but full x-rays would be needed to determine if this was the case. Unfortunately, due to the birds emaciated condition, veterinarians could not anesthetize the bird for full radiographs at the time of intake. It was placed in a body wrap to stabilize the wing and provided fluids and pain medication. The patient was also started on a re-feeding plan. The sora was safely anesthetized for full-body radiographs four days after being admitted to the hospital, said Dr. Robin Bast, CROW veterinary intern. After four days of treatment and nutritional support, the bird was more stable and a better candidate for anesthesia. According to Dr. Bast, x-rays confirmed suspicions of a fracture. (It was) a simple, broken in one piece, fracture of the left radius; the ulna remained intact which acts as an internal splint to help stabilize the neighboring radius bone, she said. Since the bone fragments were well aligned, we were able to treat this bird with a stabilizing bandage instead of surgical repair. The sora continues to be treated with therapy in between wing wrapping. The bird has a body wrap in place which is removed every three days for physical therapy under sedation, said Dr. Bast. After two weeks, the bandage will be removed for one week strict cage rest before the sora is moved to an outside enclosure for the next phase of rehabilitation. Dr. Bast was asked if the birds struggles in a canal could be attributed to brevetoxicosis since red tide has been affecting other birds recently. We dont know what caused the injury itself there were no other wounds found. Several possible explanations exist, including traumatic incident, or debilitation from a chronic process disease or toxin could have resulted in the bird struggling to get out of a certain area and injuring itself secondarily, she said. After a full week at the clinic, the sora appears to be reacting well to treatment. At the last physical therapy session, a palpable callus had formed over the fracture, and it is healing well. The bandage will be removed in three days followed by strict cage rest for a week before moving outside for flight conditioning, said Dr. Bast. The sora has gained weight with the re-feeding plan. If all continues to go well, it will be ready to release within the next two to three weeks. 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 P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit Dr. Robin Bast examining the soras injured wing photo by Bre Frankel SUN ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201826 rfnf nrtbf frf nf frr nfnfr r Bailey's Shopping Center (next to Island Cinema) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m. THEWine Spirits Liqueurs Cigars Gift Items 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 Great Selection of Cigars & Accessories Walk-in Humidor This Weeks Specials Ketel One VodkaKendall JacksonChardonnay 1.75 Ltr. 750 ml.$39.99$13.99 Closed Easter Sunday Where the Locals Shop!


27 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 MARCH 2018MUSEUM SPONSOR 1:30 PMWEDNESDAYSShell Jewelry 1 PMSATURDAYSScience Saturday 1 PMTHURSDAYSCollection Connection 1 PMFRIDAYSFossil Dig 1 PMSUNDAYSMicromollusks 2 PMTUESDAYSMollusk Matine 1:302:30 PMMONDAYSCarolyns Collection In addition to DAILY Beach Walks, Live Tank Talks, Arts & Crafts, and MoviesNow through April 22, enjoy these exciting DAILY SPECIALS!*Visit to learn more!CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE! 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd. Sanibel, Florida 33957 (239) 395-2233 Open Daily, 10SHELLMUSEUM.ORG*Free with paid Museum admission. Schedule subject to change. Wildlife In The Skies, On Land And Under Waterby Jeff LysiakAt last weeks Mollusk Matinee presentation at the BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum, Outreach Coordinator Leigh Gay delivered a 45-minute lecture on some of the common birds, marine mammals and reptiles found on the islands. I love shells and I love mollusks, but I also love all the other wildlife here on Sanibel, said Gay, who is also one of the museums shell ambassadors. Her March 20 lecture focused on shorebirds (willet, Wilsons and snowy plovers, and ruddy turnstone), gulls and terns, soaring birds (osprey, bald eagles and magnificent frigatebird), roseate spoonbills, marine mammals (manatees and dolphins), sharks, rays and jellyfish, sea turtles and tortoises, and crocodilians (alligators and American crocodiles). According to Gay, many shorebirds can be seen running along the shoreline, probing their beaks into the sand while searching for food. Most of them nest in shallow indentations in the sand or in dune habitat. They are also known for being very skittish, and Gay advised attendees not to approach or harass shorebirds. Gulls and tern, however, are very loud and tend to harass one another. They are often seen together. One segment of Gays presentation, dubbed Those White Birds, focused on how to identify the differences between snowy egrets, great egrets and ibis. While both egret species feed on fish and other crustaceans, ibis prefer mollusks and crustaceans in their diet. Talking about the magnificent frigatebird, Gay pointed out the deep orange/red color of that birds gullet pouch when engaged in mating season. Whichever one has the biggest, brightest red gullet usually gets the girl, she said. A side-by-side comparison of the roseate spoonbill and its distant but unrelated cousin, the flamingo, showed just how different the two pink birds actually are. While flamingos get their color through their diet (via eating shrimp and other seafood), roseate spoonbills get their distinctive shade through age. Often found in Sanibels bayside waters, manatees prefer swimming in waters above 69 degrees. The protected marine mammal species can be seen during mating season hovering in small groups, typically with several males surrounding a single female. The biggest threat to them is human interference, said Gay, who added that although passive, manatees should never be approached. Sanibel is also home to many alligators and, according to reports, two or three American crocodiles. Gay explained how to distinguish between the two: alligators prefer fresh water, have rounded U-shaped snouts and have skin colored nearly black with yellow or whitish markings; crocodiles swim in salt water, have pointed V-shaped snouts with exposed teeth, and are a grayish color. A common misconception, Gay explained, is that the Florida box turtle is a turtle. Turtles primarily live in the continued on page 32 Leigh Gay Alligators, like the one displayed at CROWs Visitor Education Center, are plentiful on Sanibel photos by Jeff Lysiak


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201828 Southern Comfort Raises Funds For CROWs Mission From left, Mary Schoeffel, Nancy Siegel, Pam Salvo, Julie Nickel and Joellen Urasky welcoming guests to Southern Comfort, the annual fundraiser for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) held at The Community House on March 23 photos by Jeff Lysiak John Schwandke playing the wine bottle ring toss game Bob and Joan Gonser Linda Estep, CROW executive director Robin and Doug Cook playing the ping pong basket game Debi Almeida and Roy Gibson Helen Barker was the first raffle winner of the night From left, Linda Estep, Rachel Rainbolt and Diane Neitzel From left, CROW volunteer Mike Manning watching guests Joe Pearson and Karen Allegretti play cornhole From left, Rotarians Bill Harkey, John Schwandke and John Carney


29 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 Guests enjoyed a southern-style barbecue meal with pulled pork, brisket, potato salad and cole slaw Auctioneer Tommy Williams soliciting bids during the live auction LCECs four-piece band Killa-Watts performed cover tunes throughout the evening Dr. Malka Spektor


CROW Calendar Of EventsThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) has specialty programs available for residents and visitors. Meet the staff and learn what it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife in Southwest Florida. For reservations, contact David Waszmer, Visitor Education Center and gift shop manager at 472-3644 or Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Friday, March 30, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25 per person, advance registration required Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (hospital tour). Wildlife Walks are approximately 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Photography opportunity following the tour with an animal ambassador. Friday, March 30, 11 a.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises (daily presentation). The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow. These tortoises are found digging from southern Georgia to southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a keystone species. CROWs presenter explains why they are admitted and how the medical staff treats this species. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Friday, March 30, 2 to 3:30 p.m. $25 per person, advance registration required Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (hospital tour). Wildlife Walks are approximately 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Photography opportunity following the tour with an animal ambassador. Friday, March 30, 2 p.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Owls of Southwest Florida (daily presentation). Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida, specifically the five species of nocturnal hunters known as owls. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Saturday, March 31, 11 a.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Baby Care at CROW (daily presentation). Wildlife parents are devoted to the care of their young and rarely abandon them. Juveniles found abandoned might actually be in a natural stage of develop.m.ent. Those needing assistance are placed in a specialized wing of the wildlife hospital and are provided supportive care around the clock until they are old enough to care for themselves. Saturday, March 31, 2 p.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums (daily presentation). Virginia opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Floridas wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Monday, April 2, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25 per person, advance registration required Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (hospital tour). Wildlife Walks are approximately 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Photography opportunity following the tour with an animal ambassador. Monday, April 2, 11 a.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Virginia Opossums (daily presentation). Virginia opossums are the only marsupial, or pouched mammal, native to the United States. They are highly adaptable animals and can live in a variety of habitats, both natural and human made. Although it may not be obvious to some people, opossums are a unique member of Floridas wildlife, playing an important role in the function of a healthy ecosystem. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Monday, April 2, 2 p.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida (daily presentation). Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only six of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this animal, most species are harmless to humans and form vital links in the ecosystem. Snakes are extremely valuable because they are efficient at monitoring pest populations without relying on chemical pesticides which can degrade the environment and harm other animal species. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Tuesday, April 3, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25 per person, advance registration required Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (hospital tour). Wildlife Walks are approximately 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Photography opportunity following the tour with an animal ambassador. Tuesday, April 3, 11 a.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey (daily presentation). Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Tuesday, April 3, 2 p.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Wild About Rehabilitation (daily presentation). After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROWs rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. This supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final step in the rehabilitation process. Ask the staff how they work their magic. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Tuesday, April 3, 4:15 p.m. adults $10, teens $5, age 12 and under no charge, advance registration recommended Speaker Series: Living in a Sea of Red: Challenges for Gulf Coast Wildlife (seasonal program) presented by Heather W. Barron, DVM, Dipl. ABVP-avian, CROW hospital director. Dr. Barron will discuss red tides and the effects on many different species (including humans and pets) and what CROW is doing to try to improve health in the Gulf Coast environment. Wednesday, April 4, 11 a.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Wildlife Rescue 101 (daily presentation). After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROWs rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process. Ask the staff how they work their magic. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Wednesday, April 4, 12 to 1:30 p.m. $35 per person, advance registration required Lunch & Learn with Dr. Barron (seasonal program). Spend part of an afternoon on CROWs campus and join the hospital director for lunch. Learn about how CROWs work is vital to Southwest Florida and beyond. Hear wildlife patient stories and end the program with a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital. Reservations include a boxed lunch catered by the Sanibel Deli and concludes with a tour of CROWs hospital and rehabilitation grounds. Wednesday, April 4, 2 to 3:30 p.m. $25 per person, advance registration required Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (hospital tour). Wildlife Walks are approximately 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Photography opportunity following the tour with an animal ambassador. Wednesday, April 4, 2 p.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge CROW Case of the Week (daily presentation). CROWs teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and share their favorite patient stories. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Thursday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $25 per person, advance registration required Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (hospital tour). Wildlife Walks are approximately 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Photography opportunity following the tour with an animal ambassador. Thursday, April 5, 11 a.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Species Profile: American Alligators (daily presentation). The American alligator is a large aquatic reptile and is one of two crocodilians native to Florida. Although it is hard to believe, this species was once on the road to extinction. With the help of conservation efforts over the last few decades, alligators have made a drastic comeback. This program discusses how this iconic species contributes to the overall health of Floridas ecosystems and economy. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Thursday, April 5, 2 to 3:30 p.m. $25 per person, advance registration required Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (hospital tour). Wildlife Walks are approximately 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Photography opportunity following the tour with an animal ambassador. Thursday, April 5, 2 p.m. adults $12, ages 4 to 12 $7, age 3 and under no charge Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises (daily presentation). The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow. These tortoises are found digging from southern Georgia to southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a keystone species. CROWs presenter explains why they are admitted and how the medical staff treats this species. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201830


31 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 While visiting Sanibel over spring break from Davenport, Iowa, Lily and Samantha Scodeller, 14and 11-year-old sisters, each discovered a kings crown at sunset near Seaside Inn. It sure did top off our tropical vacation! they said. This was their fifth visit to Sanibel. Shells Found Lily Scodeller photo provided Nate Haas, visiting from Woodbury, Minnesota, caught a 15-pound snook at Blind Pass using live bait. He caught a number of large snook that same night. Haas spends the winter break each year visiting his grandparents on Sanibel and has had many large catches of snook, redfish and tarpon. Nate Haas photo provided Fish Caught Carrie and Mike Pitt, visiting from Hilliard, Ohio, found a lions paw while shelling on March 17 (St. Patricks Day) in the wrack in front of Casa Ybel during low tide. We have been coming to Casa Ybel annually for over 20 years now and have never found a lions paw, the couple said. Guess it was a lucky day doing the Sanibel Stoop! Shell Found Carrie and Mike Pitt photo provided


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201832 1244 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 | (239) 472-5555ILCIELOSANIBEL.COM A Dynamic Culinary ExperienceIN A CASUAL,ELEGANT SETTING Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Sanibel dining experience featuring Art Deco inspired indoor dining, live piano music nightly and unparalleled service by an approachable team. All meals are prepared daily with sustainable, fresh from Florida fish, produce, grass-finished beef, lamb and free-range chicken. Il Cielo provides the most creative and comprehensive Farm to Fork experience on Sanibel Island.Monday Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, 7pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning December 11th, 11am to 2pm (Excluding Holidays) Contemporary American Cuisine Award Winning DiningVoted Best Fine Dining Four Years in a Row! Voted Best Seafood and Taste of the Taste 1244 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 | (239) 472-5555ILCIELOSANIBEL.COM A Dynamic Culinary ExperienceIN A CASUAL,ELEGANT SETTINGEnjoy a one-of-a-kind Sanibel dining experience featuring Art Deco inspired indoor dining, live piano music nightly and unparalleled service by an approachable team. All meals are prepared daily with sustainable, fresh from Florida fish, produce, grass-finished beef, lamb and free-range chicken. Il Cielo provides the most creative and comprehensive Farm to Fork experience on Sanibel Island.Monday Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, 7pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning December 11th, 11am to 2pm (Excluding Holidays) Contemporary American Cuisine Award Winning DiningVoted Best Fine Dining Four Years in a Row! Voted Best Seafood and Taste of the Taste 1244 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 | (239) 472-5555ILCIELOSANIBEL.COM A Dynamic Culinary ExperienceIN A CASUAL,ELEGANT SETTINGEnjoy a one-of-a-kind Sanibel dining experience featuring Art Deco inspired indoor dining, live piano music nightly and unparalleled service by an approachable team. All meals are prepared daily with sustainable, fresh from Florida fish, produce, grass-finished beef, lamb and free-range chicken. Il Cielo provides the most creative and comprehensive Farm to Fork experience on Sanibel Island.Monday Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, 7pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning December 11th, 11am to 2pm (Excluding Holidays) Contemporary American Cuisine Award Winning DiningVoted Best Fine Dining Four Years in a Row! Voted Best Seafood and Taste of the Taste 1244 Periwinkle Way | Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 | (239) 472-5555ILCIELOSANIBEL.COM A Dynamic Culinary ExperienceIN A CASUAL,ELEGANT SETTING Enjoy a one-of-a-kind Sanibel dining experience featuring Art Deco inspired indoor dining, live piano music nightly and unparalleled service by an approachable team. All meals are prepared daily with sustainable, fresh from Florida fish, produce, grass-finished beef, lamb and free-range chicken. Il Cielo provides the most creative and comprehensive Farm to Fork experience on Sanibel Island.Monday Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, pmServing Sunday Brunch Beginning December 11th, 11am to 2pm (Excluding Holidays) Contemporary American Cuisine Award Winning DiningVoted Best Fine Dining Four Years in a Row! Voted Best Seafood and Taste of the Taste From page 27Wildlifewater, but tortoises live exclusively on the land, she said. So box turtles should actually be called box tortoises. Gay concluded her presentation talking about some of the common fish species found in local waters. They include snook, pinfish, ladyfish, mullet, tarpon, redfish, mangrove snapper, sea trout and several species of shark. Fishing around here is so plentiful that if you drop a line in the water with live bait, youre usually gonna catch something, she said. The remaining 2018 Mollusk Matinee schedule of presentations includes: April 3 The Bahamas Deep-Sea Expedition with Dr. Jos H. Leal, science director and curator; April 10 Beach ID with Rebecca Mensch, marine biologist; April 17 CSI: Mollusks with Leigh Gay, outreach coordinator. Mollusk Matinees, which are held at 2 p.m., are free with paid admission to the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 395-2233 or visit Box turtles actually belong to the tortoise species, since they only live on the land photo by Jeff Lysiak Gear Guide: Kayaks Part Iby Ocean Tribe PaddlersKayaks are believed to have been invented by the Inuits far, far away from Southwest Florida. The original Inuit kayaks had wooden frames, were very narrow, and were wrapped in the skin of a marine or land mammal. Needless to say, kayaks have changed in 4,000 years. They now come in many styles and materials, and can serve many different purposes. There are only a few that should be considered by those who want to kayak in our region. Recreational touring kayaks are often the best option for beginners because they tend to cost less and are generally more user-friendly. They are longer from bow to stern than river kayaks, lending stability and efficiency, and tend to be made from plastic. Some recreational touring kayaks are assembled by gluing a top piece to a bottom piece. Others are rotomolded crafted from melted plastic that is injected into and hardened in a mold. The latter is more durable. Recreational touring kayaks are available in sit-in and sit on top models. While personal preference is important, sit on top kayaks are more forgiving for the beginner as they do not fill with water. There are holes throughout the hull of the kayak through which water can drain in the case of a large wave or a capsize. These holes are called scuppers. Scupper plugs can be purchased for winter paddling to prevent cold water from chilling the seating area. Sit-in kayaks can fill with water, but will leave you dryer (barring any major mishaps) at the end of the day. These have a cockpit in which one sits. They tend to have more dry storage, and some will have dry storage hatches. These hatches can also serve as flotation points in case the primary cockpit fills with water. We will continue our overview of kayaks next week. Happy paddling! Ocean Tribe Paddlers is a club that helps the Southwest Florida paddling community better explore, enjoy and understand the ocean. Visit www. or follow on Facebook to learn more. Happy Hour at Sw eet Melissa s Cafe!DISCOUNTED BEER, WINE, COCKTAILS + FOOD1625 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL 239.472.1956 sweetmelissascaf End your day with a k.o.!MONDA Y THRU FRIDAY, FROM 4 PM. LUNCH SERVED M-F 11:30 AM 2:30 PM


33 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 Welcome to Jerrys of SanibelHello Shoppers of Sanibel, When you shop Jerrys of Sanibel youll experience much more than just quality grocery shopping and dining at Jerrys Restaurant. There are just enough shops at Jerrys to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day. Before shopping at Jerrys Foods, you can enjoy the wonderful courtyard to relax with family and friends; its a little piece of paradise teeming with colorful exotic birds! Stop by and say hello! Regards, Jerrys of Sanibel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 rf nttrfbnn n nrf rfnttrf ntfn r bn b 2018-03-29_SAN_Print.indd 1 3/26/18 1:16 PM Check out our new look!


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201834 SanCap Cares Sponsor Party Celebrates DonorsSanCap Cares and Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida honored a special group of island ers on March 25 at the Captiva Island Yacht Club, while at the same time discussing a sensitive and serious issue in the community the importance of mental and behavioral health care for the children of the community.More than 100 hospital advocates attended the sponsor party, which precedes the 18th Annual SanCap Cares signature event to be held April 8. These generous individuals and organizations have already contributed more than $350,000 in sponsorships. Proceeds from this years event will support Golisano Childrens Hospitals efforts to create and operate a sustainable and accessible pediatric behavioral and mental health program in Lee County and Southwest Florida. Event co-chairs Diana Day and Valerie Tutor joined Jeff Muddell of Lee Health Foundation in welcoming the guests to the packed yacht club. John Schubert, who along with his wife, Donna, are this years honorary chairpersons, told the audience why he and Donna are believers in the cause of pediatric behavioral health. He shared a personal story of a family member struggling with anxiety as a child and adolescent, and the help that turned her life around. Lee Health CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci addressed the sponsors, crediting the SanCap Cares community for play ing a critical role in the creation of a childrens hospital in Southwest Florida. He also offer ed a salute to Jim Nathan, the retired CEO of Lee Health, who attended the event. Nathan has been an ardent supporter of SanCap Cares and, in retirement, remains a cheerleader for Lee Health and Golisano Childrens Hospital. Dick Pyle, president of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, offered his thanks to the Sanibel and Captiva community for their generosity and commitment, and commented on the pride they feel being a partner with SanCap Cares. His business is celebrating its 15th year as Presenting Sponsor of the event. The highlight of the sponsor party may have been Armando Llechu, the new chief administrative officer of Golisano Childrens Hospital, who addressed the crowd both as a hospital administrator and a father. He spoke passionately about his 13-year-old son AJ and the behavioral challenges he presented his family as a young child. The Llechus personal experience served to underscore the critical need for quality pediatric behavioral health services in Southwest Florida. SanCap Cares is an island group dedicated to the raising of awareness and funds for Golisano Childrens Hospital. The annual fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 8 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. For more information, visit, contact Jeff Muddell at 984-0381 or email sanibelcaptiva Jeff Muddell, Lee Health Foundation, with John Schubert From left, Doug and Sherry Gentry, Susen Berg, Gail and Roland Garlinghouse Freddy DAmelia, center, who led the Captiva Yacht Club team welcoming attendees, with Cindy and Jay Brown From left, Robert and Diane Williams with Larry Antonucci From left, MaryAnn Watt, Amy Wainwright and Vonnie Wilson checking in guests From left, Cheryl Giattini of SCCF; Armando Llechu, chief administrative officer, Golisano Childrens Hospital; and Jim Sprankle with his Screech Owl carving photos by Jim Jett From left, David and Ellen Raisbeck with Marty and Brenda Harrity Honorary Chair John Schubert joined co-chairs Valerie Tutor and Diana Day in welcoming islanders and hospital officials to the sponsor thank-you party


35 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 From left, Becky and Dr. Larry Antonucci; Dr. Steve Brown, chairman of Lee Health; and Dick Pyle, president of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Scot and Melissa Congress; Melissa is wearing the Moonstone Jewelry to be auctioned From left, Marty Harrity, Jim Sprankle and Dick Muench From left, Golisano Hospital representatives Susan Ryckman, vice president patient care; Armando Llechu, CAO; Jim Nathan, former CEO Lee Health; Dr. Larry Antonucci, CEO Lee Health; Dr. Emad Salman; and Dr. Craig MacArthur Valerie Tutor with Antonette McDonald. Antonette and Bruce McDonald have generously donated their home for a gourmet auction item experience. From left, Doug and Sherry Gentry with co-chair Valerie Tutor From left, Armando Llechu with his wife, Tamara, and their son, AJ


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201836 SUN Book ReviewMurder Games by Di SaggauIn Murder Games by James Patterson and Howard Roughan, a serial killer is loose in Manhattan. The victims appear to be random except for the fact that at each crime scene the killer, known as The Dealer, leaves a playing card at the scene. A tenacious cop in charge of the case, Elizabeth Needham, turns to Dylan Reinhart, a brilliant professor whose book has turned up in connection with the murders. Dylan wrote the book on criminal behavior and apparently this criminal is taking note. His book could implicate him in the murders. As tabloid headlines about the killer scream from newsstands, New York City descends into panic. The whole city is under siege as Dylan and Elizabeth race from scene to scene trying to end the murder spree. With the cops at a loss, its up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylans expertise can hope to get inside the mind of The Dealer. While all of this is going on, Dylan and his husband Tracy are trying to adopt a child from South Africa. This makes for an interesting side story. As the book progresses, we discover all of the victims do have something in common. Murder Games is a fast read that is easy to digest in one sitting because of the short chapters and twists and turns that take place. Its hard to put down. In spite of the gruesome murders, there is a wonderful sense of humor throughout the book. I found myself laughing out loud several times. The book is full of factoids and clever banter about movie stars and other famous people. Dylan and other characters in the book are quite memorable. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Im looking for a preschool for my daughter. Shell be three in June. I would like some guidance as to what to look for in a preschool since this is my first time checking one out. Thanks. Heather W, Fort Myers Heather, Its very important to check out a preschool ahead of time to see how it fits with your child, lifestyle and budget. Some people think all preschools are the same but that is not the case. Its a good idea to visit several before you decide which one to send your child to. Here are some questions to ask that will help you make a good choice for your daughters preschool. It may be helpful to have a chart for each school you visit so you can keep the information organized and accurate. First, you will need the basic information for each school, name, address, phone, name of director, hours of operation and cost. Next find out the schools philosophy. What are their teaching principles? Do they follow a certain school of thought such as Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Religious, Cooperative or another dominating principle? What is the schools environment like? Is the school licensed and/or accredited? What is the adult-child ratio and total number of children per classroom? Do the children look happy and engaged? Does the facility look clean and safe both indoors and outdoors? Find out what the school provides in terms of early educational experiences. Do they prepare children for early literacy, language and math? Do they work with expressive and receptive language strengths and concerns? How do they promote self-help skills, self-control skills and socialization? How do they work with fine and gross motor skills? You should inquire about the school staff. Do all or most teachers have early childhood training/certification? Is the staff trained to recognize and work with at-risk kids? How do they deal with discipline and behavioral concerns and is there written policy on these issues? Is there a trained staff member or school nurse who can provide first aid, administer medication and deal with medical emergencies? Is this the right place for your child? Do the teachers engage and talk with the children? How is behavior modeled? Are children given positive reinforcement and choices? Are all children included in both indoor and outdoor activities? Are my childs toileting, napping and other behaviors expected and/or accepted at this preschool? If your child can visit the school, what is her opinion? Does she like it? And you must also consider how the preschool fits your familys needs and lifestyle. Is the preschool in a convenient location with open hours that correspond to the familys work schedule? Are there parent-teacher conferences and regular notifications to learn about your childs progress or lack of progress? How will the school and teachers communicate with you on a regular basis? Is if affordable, are there scholarships? Does your workplace have any programs that help defray the cost of preschool? This probably seems like too many questions and too much work for each preschool you visit, however I can assure you that when you are highly knowledgeable about what each preschool can offer your child, your decision will be much easier to make and you wont be nagged by doubt. Remember that a great preschool experience for your child will help to create a love of learning and school for her now and in the future. Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern State College, where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Locally owned restaurant located on Sanibel Island, with over 9 years of experience. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201838 Speaker Discusses Artificial Intelligence At FORUM Speaker Shanker Ramamurthy with Neal Hallleran at the BIG ARTS FORUM Speaker Series on March 11 photos provided From left, Gail Bachman with Steve and Laurel Hafener Sherry Halleran and Sabrina Ramamurthy From left, Barbara Bruene, Lynn Swagerman and Liesl Schultz BIG ARTS CornerWorkshops And SeminarsBIG ARTS is offering the following workshops and seminars. Creating with Polymer Clay with Martha Grattan, Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m. April 3, 10, 17 and 24. Acrylics for Beginners & Intermediate Painters with Jane Hudson, Friday, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. April 6 to 27. Clay Sculpting and Pottery on the Wheel with Marjorie Bronsted, Wednesday, 3:30 to 6 p.m. April 11 to May 16. Adult Tap with Bobby Logue, Tuesday, 12:30 to 2 p.m. April 17 and 24. Wheel Throwing with Clay with Martha Grattan, Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m. April 17 to May 29. Intermediate Tap with Bobby Logue, Friday, 9 to 10:30 a.m. April 20. Call 395-0900 or stop by the BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road to enroll. Preregistration is recommended. For complete course descriptions and the full seasons workshops and class schedules, visit, or email Read us online at Pam Rambo is a very well known, highly respected, very creative and beloved artist and personality. She has an international reputation as a sheller and blogger with over 100,000 followers on I LOVE SHELLING.COM. She has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, in The New York Times, National Geographic, and numerous other local publications. People come from all over the world to go shelling with Pam. SHE IS THE FACE AND VOICE OF SHELLING ON THE ISLANDS OF SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA. She is the most enthusiastic and effective ambassador this area has ever had! The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) approached Pam, who had consulted with them for several years, and challenged her to come up with ideas for their promotion of the rst ever National Seashell Day. Pam conceived the idea of a mobile sculpture which would showcase the beauty, color and diversity of the shells native to our islands. She convinced the Lee VCB to purchase an older VW convertible, with the agreement that she would decorate the vehicle in exchange for access to it and eventual ownership of it. She used her own collection as well as the treasured collections of her many followers to secure the 22,000 perfect local shells, representing thousands of hours of beachcombing on Sanibel and Captiva, to decorate the VW which became THE SHELL LOVE BUG. She used her connections to secure volunteers who spent hundreds of hours washing, sorting and painstakingly attaching the shells to execute Pam's design. The LOVE BUG was an immediate success! It attracted excitement, attention, admiration and awe everywhere it went! It went to New York City and won a rst place National Prize for the Lee VCB. But no credit was ever given to Pam! Numerous assurances had been given to Pam regarding her access to and eventual ownership of the car, but once it was so successful, the Lee VCB backed away from all its promises, not even allowing Pam to have the car at the Sanibel Shell Festival, where so many members had contributed to its creation! The Lee VCB denied that any agreement had ever existed because it was not in writing. They even contended that a $3,000 receipt for consulting work Pam had done prior to the creation of the LOVE BUG represented payment for her work on the car! It is laughable to suggest that $3,000 would be adequate compensation for the design genius, the irreplaceable materials and the hundreds of hours it took to create this unique masterpiece. Pam engaged an attorney, and, at one time, an agreement was reached with the Lee VCB, but that agreement, too, was broken. A Lee County attorney said that the county must follow the law, but the Lee VCB has twice broken the law by ignoring a Court Ordered Cease and Desist Order. It has further broken the law by infringing on Pams copyrights, which is a FEDERAL offense. As a citizen and tax payer in Lee County, we are dismayed and disgusted that the very agency which is responsible for creating positive publicity for our area is instead doing the opposite by engaging in a FEDERAL lawsuit which will have to be paid by the taxpayers. Effective management, using reason, judgment, common sense and integrity by the Lee VCB could have and should have resolved this situation months ago. This calls into question the competence of those in charge of this organization. We appeal to the Lee County Commissioners to do the right thing and honor the commitment to allow Pam Rambo to claim her creation! Lee County deserves better! IN SUPPORT OF PAM RAMBOPaid for by Friends of Pam


39 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 Famed Designer Returns For Spring Trunk ShowSteven Mazza, a fifh-generation jeweler, will return to Sanibel for the popular Spring Trunk Show Thursday through Saturday, March 29 to 31 at Lily & Co. Jewelers, located at 520 Tarpon Bay Road. There will be a waterfall of colorful, hand-crafted pieces on display and for sale, and guests can meet the famed designer. We are pleased to host Steven and the Mazza Spring Trunk Show, said Dan Schuyler, who owns Lily & Co. with Karen Bell. Pieces by Mazza are always inspired by nature, or nature derived, whether it be from coral, shells or pearl, or by creating design from a natural architectural element such as a shells shape. Mazza has long known the beauty of natural shells like the ones strewn on the beaches of Sanibel. They are often incorporated into his collections. It crosses demographics, from young to old, in the same way people are drawn to the sea, said Mazza, who places a focus on color as well, so pieces are not trendy to the point of in one season and out the next. The Mazza family legacy in the jewelry industry dates back nearly two centuries with coral and conch shells, which they harvested and hand carved in a small town near Naples, Italy. Founder Louis Mazza left Europe at the turn of the century to import gems and Mazza carvings to the United States. In the 1940s and 1950s, his four sons joined him as the business grew. Today, third son William is joined by his three sons, including Steven. The Mazza Company continues to broaden its designs while holding fast to the tradition of the Italian masters. They certainly create wearable, enduring designs women will enjoy for years and years to come, added Bell. Mazza jewelry photo provided Art League Member Exhibit And ReceptionSanibel Captiva Art League member Carolyn Johns is exhibiting her artwork during the month of April at Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, located at 2475 Library Way. The public is invited to meet the artist and talk about art at a reception on Thursday, April 19 from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. For more information about the Sanibel Captiva Art League, visit Carolyn Johns Sanibel Lighthouse by Carolyn Johns photos provided


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201840 239.472.2625 Bring your pup and come sip, sniff and mingle amongst friends on the Over Easy Patio. 239-395-1464 YAPPY HOUR Friday, April 6th from 5-7 pm Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road The FINAL dog-friendly event will feature plenty of surprises and excitement to end the season. Beer, Wine, Doggy Treats and Fun! Hosted by Island Paws and Over Easy Cafe 1 oz coee-rubbed ribeye steak. NOW SERVING DINNER! Dec 15-May 1 Dinner Reservations Recommended The Community HouseWhat Is Cardamom? by Resident Chef Jarred HarrisCardamom is the seed pod of a plant related to ginger. The pods contain seeds and are usually found dried. They are very fragrant and have a complex camphor flavor. This unique flavor is essential in certain types of Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian and Scandinavian cooking.Cardamom is one of the worlds most expensive spices (only saffron and vanilla are more expensive). Native to India, cardamom has been used for medicinal and culinary purposes for over 5,000 years. Ancient Greeks and Romans used cardamom because they believed it contained aphrodisiac properties. There are several types of cardamom; green, also known as true cardamom, black, white and red. Green cardamom pods are the most common type found in North America and are also the most pungent. They are primarily used for culinary purposes. Cardamom is used to treat digestive disorders, nausea, loss of appetite and heartburn. It is also used as an inhibitor of certain types of cancers, immune booster, expectorant and as a blood pressure regulator. This fragrant seed pod can be used as an antiseptic, anticoagulant and to kill pathogens. Cardamom contains vitamins A and C, manganese, calcium, potassium, magnesium, riboflavin and thiamine. The next time you visit the supermarket, pick up a container of ground cardamom and try this simple recipe. Cardamom Cookies Ingredients 1 cup butter (browned) cup organic sugar 1 egg yolk 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. ground cardamom 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup powdered sugar Method Preheat oven to 350F Combine the butter and sugar until well blended. Add the yolk, vanilla and cardamom to the sugar/butter mixture and mix well. Gradually add the flour to the mix until a dough is formed. Gently scoop the dough and form into balls, then place on parchment paper. Bake until golden about 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly, then toss in powdered sugar. Resident Chef Jarred Harris heads the Culinary Education Center at The Community House on Sanibel. For volunteer opportunities or questions, contact him at kitchen@ or call 472-2155. First Friday Stories For GrownupsDr. Sidney B. Simon, one of the alltime favorite storytellers on Sanibel, will be the final storyteller this season at First Friday Stories for Grownups at The Community House on Friday April 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. Dr. Simon, who was the winner of the Angels of the Arts Award as the Lee County Literary Artist of the Year in 2011, is known for his column Theater Notes. Back when he was professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, he was internationally known for his work in Values in Values Clarification and Forgiveness. A reporter, in his review of an earlier Simon program wrote: Whether the stories were long, or short, each one elicited laughs and familiar feelings due to Simons magic as a storyteller. The effortless way in which he wove tales from his own life with stories that have endeared themselves to him along the way had the audience amused and awed. Simon tells for the first half hour, and then he draws out stories from those present, usually triggered by one of his stories. You dont have to tell a story, but if one occurs to you, you might get the chance to share it. For more information, call 472-2483. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to or 395-2299. Il Cielo has live entertainment with Scott McDonald on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey. Peter Redpath plays on Saturday. On Sunday, its Dan Confrey. Sea Breeze Caf at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa has live island style entertainment on Mondays. Traders Gulf Coast Grill & Gifts has live entertainment on Tuesday and Thursday with the Danny Morgan Band. Chris Workman plays on Wednesday. Traditions on the Beach at Island Inn has live entertainment on Friday with the Woody Brubaker Duo. Dusk Duo performs on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Mike Arnone performs on Monday. Woody Brubaker and Kathy Buda play on Tuesday. On Thursday, its Woody Brubaker and Barbara Dexter.


41 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 Last Call For Beer In The Bushes Saturday NightIts last call to buy your tickets for the 7th annual Beer in the Bushes. SCCFs popular end-of-season event is set for Saturday, March 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. Guests can roam the grounds of SCCFs Nature Center while enjoying great craft beer and food truck offerings, live music, dancing, and a few surprises. Nine micro-breweries will be offering tastings of their best craft beers. Guests will taste donated beer samples from Point Ybel Brewing Company (this years craft beer curator), Millenial Brewing, Momentum Brewhouse, Bury Me Brewing, Naples Beach Brewery, Fort Myers Brewing Company, Bone Hook Brewing Company, South Cypress Brewing Company, Palm City Brewing Co. and The Great White Grill. This year, organizers are asking guests to come in their most groovin attire, from 70s Soul Train to Parliament-inspired. Keller Williams with More Than A Little will be performing live at the venue. The combination of craft beer tastings, great food truck offerings and world-class music make Beer in the Bushes the place to be Saturday night, said Jeff Siwicke of SCCF, creator of the event. This is a rain or shine event and 21-and-older guests are welcome to attend. The $70 tickets will sell out and can be purchased online at www. Guests are sure to have a great time while helping to support SCCFs mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-2329. Keller Williams with More Than A Little photo provided ArtPoems Exhibit At ACT GalleryArts for ACT Gallery will hold an opening reception and meet-theartists session during Art Walk on Friday, April 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. The ArtPoems Group will display original works of art and poems in the main gallery, while local artist Terry Lynn Spry will be showing creative oil paintings in the white gallery. Co-op artists will also exhibit new works. ArtPoems, the collaborative multimedia poet and artist project of Southwest Florida, is a group of 12 artists and 12 poets ranging from Peace River to Cape Coral to Fort Myers, Sanibel and Naples that has collaborated to produce poems inspired by artworks and artworks inspired by poems. The poems and their paintings, sculptures, photography and mixed media artwork will be paired together. There will also be an ArtPoems book available to purchase for the 2018 season. Artists include Paul Adamick, Honey Costa, Scott Guelcher, William Kramer, Claude Lyles, Lawrence Massing, Leslie Morrow, Barbara G. Mulford, Roy Rodriguez, Beverly Taht, Kenneth A. Vinton and Buck Ward. Collaborating poets are Joyce Berrian Ferrari, Jamilla D. Brooks, Dan England, Christine Goodwin, Sandy Greco, Mary Beth Lundgren, Holly continued on page 43 So It Was Until It Wasnt by Kenneth A. Vinton image provided


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201842 Shotgun Wedding Delivers A Rockin Performance At BIG ARTS Karen DeWitt and Ken Gill Deborah and Martin Watz Beverly and Bernard Lubetkin were among the guests who attended the performance by Shotgun Wedding in BIG ARTS Schein Hall on March 9. Shotgun Wedding is a duo from New York City, known for their original blend of country, Americana, alt-country and rock and roll music. photos provided From left, Larry and Judy Yenkole with Jim Webber From left, Eric Dampier, Bailie Johnson, Evan Dupont, Calli Johnson and Richard Johnson From left, Charlie and Gail Sheetz, Angie Lapi, Jim Pigott and Tony Lapi From left, Phil and Gail Pilibosian with Ron and Janice Chaddock


43 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years r fntbb frr Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES r r Sanibel Public Library Programs As Sanibel Public Library enters Phase II of the Your Library Reimagined remodel project, the facility is open for normal operating hours. Phase II includes popular services like computers and printers, high speed Wi-Fi, Children and Teen Space, newspapers, Reading Porch, used books for sale and reference services. The other half of the library is being renovated for a new Childrens Area, Book Sale Room and modular meeting places. The next phase is expected to open in early fall 2018. Weekly childrens programs are listed on the librarys online calendar. No registration is required for these programs. Family Storytime for young readers and their caregivers will be held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and repeated at 1 p.m. This program helps develop pre-reading skills through songs and stories. The After-School Crew (for children in kindergarten to third grades) will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Favorite books, new books, never-knew-existed books, games and crafts will be explored, plus a snack will be provided. Geared specifically for children in fourth through sixth grade, the AfterSchool Clique will meet on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. The group will be crafting, building, making and playing, with books and a snack thrown in. If kids love dogs and books, they might enjoy reading to Bessie, a bearded collie and a Reading Education Assistance Dog. The READ program encourages childrens love of books by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend. Bessie will be at the library on rain-free Thursdays at 4 p.m. Readers can sign up on the spot, with the program finishing by 5 p.m. Dr. Sid Simons popular First Fridays Stories for Grownups will be held at 2 p.m. on April 6, taking place at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, due to the librarys renovation project. Like all First Fridays, the designated storyteller will wow the audience for the first half, then stories are delightfully drawn from the audience by Simon himself. The public is invited to First Fridays; no registration is required. For more information about the Sanibel Public Library, call 472-2483 or visit Childrens crafts at the Sanibel Public Library photo provided From page 41ArtPoems ExhibitMcEntyre, Gary McLouth, Marilyn Mecca, Joe Pacheco, Sid Simon and Lorraine Walker Williams.Sprys paintings are in national and local juried art exhibitions, as well as private collections across the country. She graduated from Phoenix Institute of Technology with a degree in production art and went on to study under Nina Conner. Sprys desire to pass on her passion and love for the arts led her to a career teach ing at the Alliance for the Arts. In 2012, she won honorable mention in Artists Magazines annual art competition. Both of these exhibits continue through Monday, April 30. Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information, call 337-5050. Untitled by Terry Lynn Spry image provided


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201844 Coastal Keepers Promotes Conservation Campaign With Inaugural Fundraiser Dr. Bruce Neill, executive director of Sanibel Sea School, handing an auction bidder their prize during The Launch, the initial fundraiser for Coastal Keepers, which formerly operated as the Sanibel-Captiva chapter of Solutions To Avoid Red Tide (START) photos by Jeff Lysiak Artist Monika Urbanski created this painting at The Community House during The Launch Susan Rautenberg and Emma Neill One of the live auction items, displayed by Dr. Bruce Neill, was a vintage tackle box From left, Justin Chisum, Ron Taverna and Henry Natchsheim From left, Dr. Bruce Neill, Mike and Gary Dutton and Kevin Vertesch From left, Monica and Craig Albert with Evelyn Neill


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201846 BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series The Salesmanby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS Monday Night Movie on April 2 is The Salesman, a gripping Iranian drama. Its the story of a shocking and mysterious event which shatters the wellbeing of a middle-class couple. It is about male pride, male violence, and male privilege. The Oscar-winning drama begins with what seems like an earthquake, and the happily married Emad and Rana have to flee into the street. They have to move into a new apartment that was once rented by a prostitute. The two lead characters are performing in an amateur production of Arthur Millers Death of a Salesman in Tehran. Emad is Willy Loman and Rana is Linda. One day, Rana buzzes in a caller she thinks is her husband, but it is a former client of the prostitute. We next see her in hospital, bloody from a head wound, and having been subjected to a sexual assault she cannot remember very clearly. Emad is shamed by it all and refuses to call the police. He tries to catch the culprit himself. The Salesman morphs from a quiet family drama to a tale of revenge. Emad sets out in search of retribution, even though his wife doesnt want the matter to become public. The Salesman is candid about the reality of prostitution in Iran. The movies final sequence is an obvious parallel with Millers play. Viewers can see some Willy Loman in Emads physically burdened character. The film is a potent, disquieting piece of work. It runs 125 minutes. The moderator for the evening is Malcolm Martini. Admission to BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is $10 and all screenings begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Each film is followed by a complimentary reception and discussion. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are available at, at the door or by calling 395-0900. image provided April Happenings At Captiva LibraryA number of activities and events are planned during the month of April at the Captiva Memorial Library, located at 11560 Chapin Lane. Coloring For Grownups (all library hours) Coloring books are no longer just for kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. Researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, with researchers at Johns Hopkins University to the editors of Yoga Journal suggesting coloring as an alternative to meditation. Like meditation, coloring allows the brain to switch off other thoughts and focus. Coloring has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness. Participants may bring their own materials or use those provided. Checkers (all library hours) Play classic checkers, the game of games, or try other versions such as Fox and Geese, Give Away, Shifting Pyramids, Corner Checkers or Goban. Instructions are included. Or reverse the field and play Tic Tac Toe or Super Tic Tac Toe. Youth Services April Showers Bring May Flowers, April 3 to 7 (all library hours) Drop in anytime during opening hours. Enjoy reading and creating in the Childrens Room. There is a picture book display about rain. Have fun making an umbrella craft. Spring Into Reading, April 10 to 14 (All library hours) Drop in anytime during regular library hours. There is a springtime book display with activity sheets to complete. Make a birds in a nest craft. Earth Week at the library, April 12 to 21 (All library hours) Drop in anytime during opening hours. Nonfiction book display featuring saving our planet. There are activity sheets to complete. Enjoy planting seeds in an ice cream cone. Sports and Games, April 24 to 28 (all library hours) Drop-in anytime during opening hours. Sports and game books on display. Make a pop bottle ball game to take home. For more information, call 533-4891. Game of checkers photo provided Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black7 Days 5-10 pm 751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested 239-395-4022 FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro styleVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARDTASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER AJ BLACKCelebrating Our 10 Year AnniversaryExtensive New Wine List Tasting Menu www.SanibelDoubleD.comLicensed & Insured Locally Owned & Operated Since 2007TAXI Service 239.472.3458BEST RATES Serving Sanibel & Captiva IslandsSanibel Double D, LLCDESIGNATED DRIVERS For All Your Island Needs Dinners Deliveries Shopping Late Nights Doctors Appts.Airport Transportation LLC


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NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands VOL. 25, NO. 39 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 30, 2018 BSECTION Weather and Tides pa ge 39B Lawsuit Filed For Ownership Of Shell Love Bugby Jeff LysiakPartners who collaborated on one of the iconic treasures that helped make the inaugural National Seashell Day national news back in 2016 are engaged in an odious battle over ownership of a 2005 Volkswagen Beetle. Local shell expert and blogger Pam Rambo created the Shell Love Bug, a vehicle decorated with more than 20,000 shells including 67 different spe cies of shells. The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB), which pur chased the then 11-year-old vehicle for $7,000, bought the car with the purpose of promoting National Seashell Day. All of them are local shells you might find on Sanibel or other beaches throughout Lee County, Rambo said in an interview on June 20, 2016. She explained that with the assistance of 66 volunteers including members of the Sanibel Shell Crafters she spent approximately 1,200 hours designing, decorating and affixing the shells to the vehicle. Im a blogger and I usually work by myself, but this was truly a commu nity project. A lot of people had a lot of fun creating this. That same day, Rambos Shell Love Bug was featured during a live segment on ABCs Good Morning America broadcast. Over the next year and a half, the uniquely adorned vehicle made appearances with Rambo and on behalf of the VCB across the islands, in Lee and Collier counties as well as in Minnesota and Massachusetts. But according to Rambo, her agree ment with the VCB was that she would be granted ownership of the vehicle. (VCB Communications Director) Francesca Donlan told me that if I could make my vision of Shell Love Bug come to fruition, the county would give me the car they paid $7,500 for, Rambo told members of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners on March 20. I would never have glued very meaningful, personal shells from my family collec tion to any vehicle if I had known Lee County would not stand up for their side of this bargain. An attorney representing Lee County, Andrea Fraser, claims that even if a county employee made a verbal agree ment to transfer ownership of the vehi cle to Rambo, that promise would not be valid since it violates the Florida statute regarding disposal of county-owned property. There is an administrative code for disposal of county property that all employees and the county must follow continued on page 2B Pam Rambo standing next to the Shell Love Bug created by 66 volunteers using more than 20,000 individual shells in front of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on National Seashell Day 2016 photo by Jeff Lysiak Johnson Earns COTI Citizen Of The Year AwardAt its 43rd annual meeting last week, the Committee of the Islands (COTI) presented Richard Johnson with its Citizen of the Year Award. COTI President Mike Miller presented Johnson with a Luc Century sculpture commemorating the award. COTI Vice President Mike Gillespie, who introduced Johnson as the winner of the award, spelled out its significance as honoring a Sanibel citizen who has demonstrated extraordinary community service through a long record of volun teer activities on Sanibel. Gillespie listed these as Johnsons involvement in the following: Sanibel Historical Village Advisory Council; Member of 2018 Sanibel City Charter Review Committee; Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2006-12; President Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club 2007-08; Vice President Sanibel Community Association (SCA); City of Sanibel Planning Commission; President Community Housing and Resources (CHR). Gillespie also pointed out that Johnson and his wife, Mead, as co-own ers of Baileys General Store, have madecontinued on page 22B Richard Johnson with COTI President Mike Miller photo providedClean Water Subject Of Speaker Seriesby Jeff LysiakLast week at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Dana Dettmar, environmental specialist with the City of Sanibel Natural Resources Department, delivered a 50-minute presentation on the islands Communities for Clean Water initiative. During her March 20 lecture, Dettmar discussed both local and region al water quality initiatives, the condition of the Sanibel Slough, what contributes to impaired water quality and what peo ple in the community can do to help. For several years, the top priority of the Sanibel City Council has been improving water quality, both on a local and regional level, said Dettmar. Regional water concerns pertain to the quantity, quality, timing and distri bution of freshwater flows from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee; locally, the Sanibel Slough listed as an impaired water body by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection since 2004 is being monitored by the city, which has taken several steps to make improvements. According to Dettmar, the city has partnered with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) continued on page 10B Dana Dettmar photo by Jeff Lysiak


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20182B rfn tbtfnrtff nfff rfntbbf ntbn ntbnttnnfntnf rnrt tntt frrnttfb fftfbnnnr tff rf nr bnbfrfntbtfrrrbb r submitted by Dan PerkinsHonor Flight of Collier and Lee County is a veterans service organization that takes veterans and a guardian to Washington, DC to see many of the war memorials. The flight is paid for by donations from individuals and organizations that want to thank those men and women who have served our nation. The veterans are transported to and from Washington, DC for no out-ofpocket expense, and guardians pay their way for the trip. Initially started for World War II veterans, it now includes World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. This trip allows the veteran to see the tributes a grateful nation has erected for them and their brothers and sisters who served our country. Songs and Stories for Soldiers is a Sanibel-based 501(c)3 non-profit that is now working with this group and other Honor Flights in the state of Florida. In addition, the veterans are given an MP3 audio system for free. Songs and Stories for Soldiers is seeking donations to defray the cost of the MP3 players given to the Honor Flight veterans. A contribution of $10 will pay for the system. The MP3 system comes loaded with two novels and an eight-hour, custom-designed sleep audio to help veterans who are dealing with sleep deprivation to get needed sleep. The website offers veterans free downloads from three million songs, more than 100,000 audiobooks and 30,000 old time radio shows, plus three more eighthour sleep audios. For more information, to make a contribution and learn about the great things both of these organizations do for veterans, visit Honor Flight online at www.collierhonorflight. org and visit Songs and Stories for Soldiers, Inc. online at www. Local veterans and guardians being honored in Washington, DC photo providedSongs And Stories For Soldiers Joins Forces With Honor FlightFrom page 1BShell Love Bugin the disposal of the property, Fraser said last week. Earlier this month, Rambo filed an injunction with the United States Middle District Court Fort Myers Division for copyright infringement against Lee County. Rambo claims the copyright to the original arrangement of shells designing the Shell Love Bug vehicle. Copyright infringement carries fines from $200 up to $150,000 per violation. Currently, Lee County has custody of the vehicle, which cannot be displayed while litigation is pending. In her March 21 blog post, Rambo stated that the last straw was drawn when Lee County refused to display the Shell Love Bug at the 81st annual Sanibel Shell Festival, held March 1 to 3 at The Community House. Shell Love Bug was born on Sanibel with the blood, sweat and tears of the local community and, of course, our seashells, she wrote. I shouldnt have trusted my own county. Last Friday, fellow shelling enthusiast Denise Dillon started a petition for Lee County Commissioners to release the Shell Love Bug back to Rambo. Lets send a message to the Lee County Commissioners in support of Pam and her artistic efforts, as well as the thousands of shells from her own collection and the collections of countless Sanibel residents that were used on the vehicle, the petition states, in part. Lets get the Shell Love Bug home to Sanibel and to Pam where it was born and deserves to be. Signatures can be added to the online petition at www.ShellLoveBug. com.


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20184B 1246 & 1250 SEAGRAPE LN., SANIBEL Last Large Underdeveloped Bayfront Estate Natural Shoreline w/Beach to Walk $2,995,000 MLS 217004453 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 BAYFRONT ESTATE LOT 1656 MIDDLE GULF DR., SANIBEL Florida Style 3 BR, 4 BA, Saltwater Pool w/Spa Directly Across the Street from Beach $949,900 MLS 217077607 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 RELAX NEAR THE BEACH 1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #G204, SANIBEL Great Gulf View, 2 BR, 2 BA $649,999 MLS 217049018 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 SUNDIAL 1321 SEASPRAY LN., SANIBEL Desirable Tennis and Pool Community Huge Lot, Lovely Setting, Beach Access $995,000 MLS 218002223 John Nicholson 239.849.3250 PRIVATE NEAR BEACH 14860 JONATHAN HARBOUR DR., FORT MYERS 4 BR, 4.3 BA, Gorgeous Bay Views Luxury Gated Comm. Minutes from Beaches $2,995,000 MLS 217067299 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 JONATHAN HARBOUR 2611 W. GULF DR. #C102, SANIBEL Beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Beach Views 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1st Floor, Sunset View $1,299,000 MLS 218016361 John Nicholson 239.849.3250 WEST IS BEST BEACHFRONT 2659 W. GULF DR. #B102, SANIBEL Desirable Gulf Front Corner Unit in W. Building 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 2,200 S.F., 14 Unit Complex $1,795,000 MLS 218012994 Jason Lomano 239.470.8628 HIGH TIDE WEST IS BEST 17 BEACH HOMES, CAPTIVA Beach Home w/Extraordinary Gulf Front Views Large, Open 4 BR, Waterfront Deck $3,395,000 MLS 218018805 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 SOUTH SEAS DIRECT BEACHFRONT 2445 W. GULF DR. #E35, SANIBEL 3rd Floor Unit w/Stunning Gulf Views $1,295,000 MLS 218006573 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 POINTE SANTO DIRECT GULF FRONT 2445 W. GULF DR. #C3, SANIBEL Gorgeous 3 BR, 2 BA, Ground Level Spectacular Gulf Views, Spacious Unit $1,184,415 MLS 218015819 John Nicholson 239.849.3250 POINTE SANTO WALK-OUT 14380 RIVA DEL LAGO DR. #2002, FORT MYERS Luxury Residence/Condo, 3,800+ Living S.F. Open and Screened Wraparound Decking $949,000 MLS 218011332 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 RIVA DEL LAGO PENTHOUSE 1304 EAGLE RUN DR., SANIBEL Great Street, Golf Course & Sunset Views Beautiful New Construction Ready Soon $1,100,000 MLS 218017983 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 BEACHVIEW CC ESTATES 3784 COQUINA DR., SANIBEL Very Spacious 3 BR, 3 BA, West Rock Subdiv. $599,995 MLS 218001589 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 GREAT VALUE NEAR BEACH 956 DIXIE BEACH BLVD., SANIBEL Newly Remodeled, Open Tropical Cottage Updated Kitchen w/New Appliances $449,000 MLS 218021806Linda von Wowern, McMurray & Nette 239.223.3382 CONVENIENT BEACH COTTAGE 1299 MIDDLE GULF DR. #232, SANIBEL Warm Gulf Breezes from Screened Lanai $659,000 MLS 218005862 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 COMPASS POINT 1283 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL 2 BR, 2 BA, Near Beach, Pool Home Steps to Beach, Amazing Views $574,000 MLS 218016559 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 BEACHVIEW CC ESTATES 15051 PUNTA RASSA RD. #WS02, FORT MYERS Wet Slip 50 x 20, One of Only 5 Wet Slips Five Star Amenities, Gated & Security $425,000 MLS 217030648 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 SANIBEL HARBOUR YACHT CLUB SEASPRAY BEACHFRONT 1320 SEASPRAY LN., SANIBEL 4 BR, 5 BA Home w/Majestic Setting Western Sunsets & Panoramic Gulf Views $3,550,000 MLS 217011639 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW PRICE NEW PRICE UNDER CONTRACT1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #E104, SANIBEL Sensational Gulf Views, 2 BR, 2 BA + Den Walkout Lanai, Exceptional Rental History $995,000 MLS 218013189 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 SUNDIAL DIRECT GULF FRONT 1401 MIDDLE GULF DR. #Q404, SANIBEL Near Beach Unit w/Enclosed Gulf View Lanai $949,000 MLS 218014522 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT NEW PRICE NEW PRICE


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20186B Local Author Appointed To Board Of AdvisorsDr. Robert L. Shewfelt, a perma nent resident of Sanibel since 2014, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Advisors of the American Council on Safety and Health. The organization announced seven new additions to the board chosen to write articles for Priorities magazine, for peer review contributions to the councils work and to advise the organization on science policy. ACSH President Hank Campbell congratulated the new advisors indicating that They are now part of a 40-year history that has included thousands of critical thinkers, and has counted among our ranks Surgeons General, the first director of IARC, and both scientists credited with eliminating smallpox, not to mention the Nobel laureate credited with saving a billion lives using agricultural science. Dr. Christine Whelan, another new member of the Board of Scientific Advisors, is a clinical professor of consumer science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also the daughter of one of the co-founders of the organization, Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, who authored the groundbreaking book, Panic in the Pantry The American Council on Science and Health is a consumer advocacy orga nization founded in 1978 to promote evidence-based decision making. Dr. Shewfelt is the author of In Defense of Processed Food: Its Not Nearly as Bad as You Think His weekly blogs on the same topic appear at Dr. Robert L. Shewfelt with his dog, Sweetie photo provided Chrysalis Awards Celebration Set For April 19The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will host the 9th an nual Celebration of Business & Tourism Chrysalis Awards Luncheon and Trade Show at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village on Thursday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. General admission is $45. The Chrysalis Awards represent an ongoing partnership between the business and tourism communities. The awards ceremony is designed to foster a stronger alliance between the tourism industry and the countys business community. The Chrysalis Awards spotlight the dedication and hard work by our tourism partners, said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director. This is a time to shine and celebrate the tourism industry and all they do for Lee County. The Celebration of Business & Tourism Chrysalis Awards Luncheon and Trade Show is part of the VCBs yearround Team Tourism program, which recognizes the value of tourism and community teamwork in maintaining and enhancing tourism as a major economic engine for Lee County. At the luncheon, six Chrysalis award recipients will be announced. The awards will be in six categories: Business Development, Cultural Achievement, Education, Business Tourism Leader, Eco Innovation and Sales & Marketing. A panel of local business and community leaders judge the nominations and select one award recipient for each category. The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village is located at 5951 Silver King Boulevard in Cape Coral. For VIP tables and tradeshow registration, visit Thomas R. Louwers, MST Tax Consulting & Accounting ServicesServing the Islands since 1978 has Affiliated withBriersCPA, P. A.Certified Public AccountantsAuditing, Bookkeeping, Tax & Consulting Services1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 (239) 472-5152


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20188B Providing Custom Interiors to Sanibel & Captiva for 28 years Complimentary In-Home Consultation695 Tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.6551 REDUCED! $405,000 Insurance Tip Do You Have An Umbrella Insurance Policy? by Angela Larson RoehlAn umbrella policy can be one of the least expensive insurance policies you purchase; however, it can easily be the most valuable policy to have should you have a liability loss. The umbrella policy provides protection for your assets, so its best to have an umbrella limit that is close to your net worth. An umbrella policy pays after your underlying liability insurance has been exhausted. In some cases, an umbrella policy will cover you for some instances that may not be covered by your primary policy; such as false arrest, libel or slander, and invasion of privacy. Remember to contact your agent if you already have an umbrella policy and have acquired any new properties, vehicles, recreational vehicles or boats, as the agent will need to add these items to your umbrella policy. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience, who can be reached at info@ Historical Village Thanks RotariansThe Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club recently donated $3,000 to the Sanibel Historical Village. The money is meant to mitigate the cost of the museums free admission for children under 18 years of age. Rotary is a service organization that puts service above self, said Ty Symroski, Rotarys sponsor for the Historical Village. The Historical Museum and Village, with many volunteers, provides a great service to the community, and we are very happy to be able to help. More than 1,000 children visit the museum every year. Were very grateful to Rotary for these gifts, said Historical Village Executive Director Emilie Alfino. The village has never charged for children, and weve worked hard to keep our costs down to be able to do it. This donation from Rotary is very helpful, and were very grateful. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no additional charge, depending on docent availability. The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access. Admission is $10 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit www. Ty Symroski photo providedMarine Science Educator Joins Sea SchoolSanibel Sea School recently welcomed Kalli Unthank to the organizations team of marine science educators. Unthank grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, studied marine science at Jacksonville University and earned a masters degree in geosciences from Florida International University. During her graduate studies, she researched water quality in the Everglades. As a person who is passionate about environmental education, Unthank looks forward to exploring the ocean with Sanibel Sea Schools campers and students. I love meeting new people and getting them excited about the ocean and science, she said. For more information, visit www. Kalli Unthank photo provided


9B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 Dakos TeamTheSanibel & Captiva Islands Dakos TeamTheSanibel & Captiva Islands Dakos TeamTheSanibel & Captiva Islands Top Producers in Real Estate on Sanibel and Captiva Islands for over 27 years.Helping you accomplish all your Real Estate goals! www.RoseDakos.comRose Gibney Dakos & Rex Dakos Live Your Dreams On Sanibel & Captiva! PRIVATE DUNES LOCATION W/ GORGEOUS LAKE VIEWS!This is the home you have waited for! Wonderful great plus a spacious 3 bedrooms and 2 baths plus den. The screen enclosed pool and spa is elevated to the living level overlooking the 10th green with expansive water views! Enclosed 3 car garage with separate air conditioned garage. Great family home on Sanibel. Striking architectural home in Sanibels premier gated community Kinzie Island on the East end of Sanibel. Youll love this beautifully furnished home with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths plus den, expansive master large chefs kitchen and pantry and navigable canal has been exquisitely appointed with luxurious Island furnishings, thoughtfully designed with a great eye for detail. Enjoy the outdoor living and tranquil breezes as you lounge by the luxurious pool and spa and relax to the sounds of the Gulf of Mexico. Asking price is $1,895,000 furnishedKINZIE ISLAND HOME ON SANIBEL ADORABLE DUPLEX ON SANIBEL CLOSE TO GULFSo close to the Gulf you can hear the waves! Adorable duplex 3 lots away from the Gulf of Mexico. Great Rental stretch of the beach on the Island with private beach access seconds away. Great family home on Sanibel. Asking price is $650,000 INCREDIBLE GULFFRONT LOCATION AT SANDDOLLARGulf-front, Top Floor, Corner location with a spacious beautifully furnished. Fantastic rental income. One of the Best Gulf-front views on Sanibel! COTTAGE COLONY WEST 2 UNITS!! NET proceeds to Owner $42,000 to $45,000+ per year -NET!!! The resort does everything Owners just sit back and receive the income. Rental income will continue to grow from this TOP FLOOR, CORNER GULFentertainment, tennis center, boat and bike rentals and fun kids programs. UNIT #108 Asking price is $654,000 furnished UNIT #132 Asking price is $654,000 furnished Asking price is $1,149,000 furnished Asking price is $76,900 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACTHappy Easter!


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201810B From page 1BClean WaterMarine Lab to conduct water quality sampling in lakes and ponds across the island. The Sanibel Communities for Clean Water program recommends Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improve water quality, with the goal that residents and visitors will adopt these voluntary, eco-friendly measures to improve the health of local lakes. In 2017, the city introduced plans for a wetland filter marsh known as the Jordan Marsh Water Quality Treatment Park project. Located in the vicinity of Periwinkle Way and Casa Ybel Road, the park will occupy six acres of city-owned land known as the Jordan Marsh Preserve and 1.3 acres of land within SCCFs Bob Wigley Preserve. The goal is to improve water quality in the impaired Sanibel Slough basin to help meet future Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements to ensure a healthy balance of flora and fauna. The eastern basin of the Sanibel Slough, which is located within several high-density developments, is more impaired than the western basin, said Dettmar, who received a bachelor of science degree in environmental science from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia and a masters degree in environ mental science from Florida Gulf Coast University. She began working for the city in December 2015. Additionally, Sanibel requested $2 mil lion to assist in the funding of upgrades to the citys Donax W astewater Reclamation Facility for advanced wastewater treatment. That request, Dettmar noted, was ap proved earlier this month. Among other water -based initiatives under way on the island are the voluntary Golf Course Report Card program, native plant protection and sod limitations, weir modifications within The Dunes subdivision, conversion from septic systems to sewers, mangrove, beach and dune protection, plus a more restrictive fertilizer ordinance. In the latter, nitrogen content must be 20 percent or less and at least 50 percent must be in a slow release form; phosphorus content must be two percent or less; a July through September blackout period is in place; and fertilizers cannot be applied within 25 feet of a water body. During the lecture, Dettmar showed several images in her PowerPoint presenta tion of algae-covered water, piles of red drift algae on the beach and the r esulting fish kills. If we dont take care of our water quality, things like this can happen, she explained. Its not good for wildlife and its not good for our well being. For more information, visit www. Upcoming Speaker Series presentations at CROW include: April 3 Living in a Sea of Red: Challenges for Gulf Coast Wildlife with Dr. Heather W. Barron, hospital director at CROW; April 10 The Story of Ospreys with Claudia Burns, volunteer for The International Osprey Foundation; April 17 Turtles of Pine Island Sound with Chris Lechowicz, director of habitat management and herpetologist for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. All programs begin at 4:15 p.m. in the CROW Visitor Education Center, located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For additional information, visit or call 472-3644. Yard Sale At CROW Next WeekendSupport the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) while browsing through gently used items at CROWs Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. The yard sale will feature a vast assortment of items, mostly donated by volunteers, CROW staff and members of the community. They include books, lamps, furniture, jewelry, decorative items and wildlife related artwork. Our volunteers have played a big role in helping us organize all the items and price them accordingly, said JoEllen Urasky, CROW business and operations manager. They have taken the lead for us, which is amazing. All of the items are reasonably priced from 25 cents to $50, with a few exceptions. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale will benefit CROW. CROW is located at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road. For more information, call JoEllen Urasky at 472-3644 ext. 221. Peruse gently used items next weekend at the CROW Yard Sale photo provided




ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201812B 239.900.7323 YOUR REFERRALS ARE MY BEST Like me on 5 STAR AMENITIES INCLUDED IN QUARTERLY FEE: ISLAND STYLE RESORT CONDO HOME FEATURES: Breathtaking views Low density living with only 132 condos on 50 acres Secured elevator to each unit 1,956 2,473 sq. ft. Hurricane impact windows Surrounded by 700 acres preserve landWALKING DISTANCE TO THE BEACH, GROCERY, SHOPPING, RESTAURANTSLOVE SANIBEL?take a look at m stique! only 2 Miles from the sanibel causewayCALL ME TO DISCOVER HOW TO MAKE MASTIQUE YOUR HOME. aerobic studio, media & billiard room Resort-style saltwater pool & spa Tennis, pickle ball, bocce ball courts One-mile walking path around 25-acre lake with available canoes, kayaks, paddle boats & boards, and hobie cat VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting, Tax Preparation and Consultation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non ResidentsCHARTERED FINANCIAL CONSULTANT Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project Volunteer Of The Weeksubmitted by Anna TamblynSanibel is the last place I thought Id end up! said Ken Burgener, Community House Volunteer of the Week. He has had an on again, off again relationship with the island for many years. Today, Burgener says,Sanibel is just a good place to hang out and have a lot of fun. How he got here and what keeps him here is quite a story. He calls his company Carefree Birding and to listen to Burgener tell it, he is living and loving a carefree life on Sanibel. Although originally from Indiana, Burgener has spent much of his life in southern Florida. As a teenager, he remembers shopping trips from Ft. Lauderdale to Sanibel, forced on him, first by his mother and then by girlfriends. I dont like shopping today, he said. But he does love the outdoors. His commitment to nature began as a park ranger in Ft. Lauderdale. Part of his job was to patrol the beaches. There was a definite twinkle in his eye as he recalled patrolling the beaches during Spring Break. He described this as a very rough job almost went blind! There were no police just the park rangers. On a more serious note, he said, I love the outdoors. I wouldnt do a job I didnt enjoy. And Burgener has had an interesting career. Aside from park ranger, he has been a filmmaker and a crocodile hunter for a couple of weeks. Burgener is justly proudly of the film he made, Birds Gone Wild. It has been distributed throughout the states. His film coincided with his involvement with the Audubon Society. Burgener also helped with the making of the films about Sanibel, and especially the renovation of The Community House. Through the making of this film, Burgener began a relationship with the staff and people around the House. It started by helping out with odd jobs around the SCH (Sanibel Community House), he said. Now, he is one of the go to volunteers. In addition to filming all the cooking shows, Burgener can be found at a variety of volunteer positions. He always seems to be in a good mood and makes himself available for any help needed. He likes the potluck dinners and the Kiwanis spaghetti nights best. Why? Its a zoo! Long lines, loads of people and general chaos is an environment where Burgener thrives. Burgener had no difficulty identifying his favorite moment at The Community House: creating a time capsule. He said he grabbed a bag and started filling it with the letters of 4th graders identifying where they will be in 50 years. He included all the paraphernalia critical to life today credit cards, cell phones, key fobs, dollar bills and library cards. It should be a lot of fun for those 4th graders to open the capsule in 50 years and remember a very kind man who helped put it all together. Ken Burgener as a zombie fisherman photo by Johathan TongyaiHolocaust Survivor To Speak In Fort MyersHolocaust survivor Steen Metz will speak at The Laboratory Theater of Florida on Monday, April 2 at 7 p.m. Metz will speak about his experiences within a concentration camp in the now Czech Republic. He is a speaker within the theaters expanding tolerance and cultural education programming. His question-andanswer discussion coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Month in April. Metz spends his senior years telling his story throughout the country. He accepts no pay or remuneration for his captivating talks and discussions except that he asks that each person that hears his story share with four more people so that the Holocaust may never be forgotten or denied. In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. For the most part, Yom Hashoah has been observed with candle lighting, speakers, poems, prayers and singing. Often, six candles are lit to represent the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. During this time, Holocaust survivors speak about their experiences or share in the readings. Throughout Florida, synagogues and Jewish service organizations will hold Holocaust remembrance events available for the public to attend. Though the theater is not a religious organization, it is a center for all people. It is through theater and the arts that people get a chance to share and learn from each other. Its mission is to enlighten, bring awareness and break down the walls of fear and hatred with education and understanding. Metz, 79, was born in Odense, Denmark. His family was arrested and deported to Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia in 1943. His father, Axel Metz, died within six months of starvation and hard labor. Metz is married to Eileen and is the father of two daughters and a grandfather. He is a former seasonal resident of Sanibel and speaks to civic and school groups throughout the year about his experiences during the Holocaust. He encourages students to be ambassadors of his story. To learn more, read Metzs self-published book A Danish Boy in Theresienstadt or visit www. The presentation is free, but a $10 donation is suggested. Proceeds will be given to the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida in Metzs honor. Seating is available on a first come basis and doors open 30 minutes prior to the event. The Laboratory Theater of Florida is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in the Fort Myers River District.




ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201814B Shareholders Updated At Annual MeetingSanibel Captiva Holdings, Inc. held its 2018 shareholders meeting on March 21 at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers. More than 70 people attended the meeting hosted by founder and chairman S. Albert D. Hanser and CEO Terence M. Igo. Hanser detailed company business, while Igo reviewed the 2017 financial results. Among his comments, Hanser noted, We are fortunate to have such engaged advisory board members who are connected in their communities; provide productive observations and advice, and serve as company ambassadors. All three major markets of Sanibel-Captiva, Tampa Bay and Naples have active advisory boards in addition to a dedicated board of directors. Board member Richard Botthof, who was instrumental in developing The Naples Trust Company, a division of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, was celebrated and thanked for serving nine years as he officially retired from the board recently. Currently, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is comprised of 34 employees, all benefiting from the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) that was established in 2015. The ESOP has positive growth due to thoughtful strategic hiring practices and efficient business management. It also demonstrates the companys commitment to the employees and the desire to stay independent. Igo reviewed financial results, which indicated strong growth for the trust company with 356 client relationships at the end of 2017 and $1.8 billion assets under management with an increase of 28 percent from 2016. Revenues increased $14.7 million at 16.3 percent. Weve established ourselves as one of the top trust companies in Florida through a combination of successfully establishing our company in all three regions; consistently increasing our net profit and shareholder value, and building an exceptional team of professionals to care for our clients, said Igo. Most importantly, we have maintained our culture, which is the backbone of our company. Terry Igo, CEO, and Al Hanser, founder and chairman of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company photo provided Night For Life Fundraiser April 2The 11th annual Night For Life fundraiser, sponsored by the Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida, Inc., will be held at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on Monday, April 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and include a buffet dinner, program, entertainment, and silent and Chinese auctions. Entertainment includes rock and roll band Electric Lipstick. Doors open at 5 p.m. Auctions will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and the dinner buffet will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For tickets, call David Weinstein at 560-3401. This event raises money for the Fletcher Trust Fund, which was established in 2004 to assist transplant recipients and those awaiting transplants in Southwest Florida. It supports the groups purpose to provide a place for the sharing of medical experiences among members, to provide public information and education on matters relating to organ transplantation and organ donation, and to provide support activities for transplant candidates, recipients, donors and families. For more information about registering to be an organ donor, visit Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information on the event, visit




ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201816B Global Warming, Sea Level Rise Topic Of Meetingsubmitted by Christine Schluter, LWVS Board MemberThe League of Women Voters of Sanibel hosted a luncheon on March 15 at the Sundial Beach Resort. It featured Dr. Rick Bartleson, SCCF research scientist, who spoke about greenhouse gases, rising sea levels and the South Florida ecosystem. Scientists predict that at the current rate of global warming, even assuming some mitigation efforts, much of Florida including Sanibel and much of Fort Myers is expected to be under water by the year 2100. Sea level rise in Fort Myers and Miami is expected to be even more severe than in other parts of Florida because of wind, sea currents and other factors. By 2100, about $1 trillion in U.S. GDP will be lost per increased degree Fahrenheit. Florida will experience one of the highest levels of this economic damage in the country, so our state should be among the most active in combating climate change. Unfortunately, Floridas state government, compared with the other 49 states, receives a below average grade in steps taken to mitigate the expected damage. (The National Resource Defense Council awarded Florida a grade of C-minus in climate preparedness compared with other states.) We learned that our political leaders have not done enough to protect citizens: President Donald Trump calls climate change a hoax and has rolled back a number of steps to limit climate change; Governor Rick Scott has been quoted to say that he is not a scientist; Senator Marco Rubio has claimed that a cost/benefit analysis argues against important steps to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. In 2017, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) gave Floridas most influential politicians scores of zero percent in protecting our environment, with a large number of elected officials in the state receiving scores of 8 percent or less. Dr. Bartleson reported that a perfect storm of conditions is leading to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane which cause global warming, rising sea levels, and other serious impacts: Warming ocean temperatures are killing many coral reefs; Stronger and more frequent storms; More red tides; More flooding; More extended and serious droughts; More wildfires. Oceanic acidity is expected to continue to increase rapidly as atmospheric carbon dioxide increases. Many shellfish will be unable to produce shells and will become extinct. Many other sea animals ranging from Atlantic flounder to blue crab to striped bass are also at extreme risk. In 2014, acidic waters killed 10 million scallops off Vancouver, Washington. Population growth is a key contributor, as carbon dioxide production correlates closely to population growth. By 2025, the worlds population will rise to more than 8 billion, a dramatic increase from 3 billion in 1960. The encouraging news is that the growth rate has slowed from 2.1 percent in 1960 to 1.2 percent in 2015. Individuals can take steps to slow climate change and help mitigate the worst effects by: Voting for political leaders who listen to scientific consensus and take steps to mitigate climate change; Reducing our individual carbon footprints; Eating less meat; Attending future sea level rise-related meetings; Minimizing fertilizer use. The League of Women Voters of Sanibel is a non-partisan organization which offers educational activities throughout the year that are open to members and the public. The goal of LWVS is to encourage citizen education and participation around important issues in every sector of American life. We offer voter services in the form of voter information and registration. For further information regarding upcoming luncheons and membership details, visit Parkinson Awareness WalkTo kick off National Parkinson Awareness Month, Hope Healthcare Parkinson Program is hosting Walk 4 Hope at Lakes Regional Park on Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. The oneto three-mile walk will help raise awareness and support the local Parkinson community. A registration fee of $25 per person includes an event T-shirt and light refreshments. Corporate sponsorships are available. Lakes Regional Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. For more information and to register, visit or call Michelle Martin at 985-7727. Dr. Rick Bartleson photo by Maree Elowson 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL 239-395-2525 Painting Flooring Furniture Upholpstery Bathroom Remodel Kitchen Remodel Window Treatments www.BeachFloorDecor.comBring This Coupon In and Receive a Discount ofa Purchase of $1,000 or More10% OFF Maximum discount not to exceed $300.00. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per customer. All previous purchases excluded & cannot be combined with any other offers or current discounts. Offer expires 4-30-18. FA345


17B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 836 Donax St. Sanibel Shores opportunity. 3 BR/2BA single family with WEEKLY RENTALS. Community pool and easy walk to beach$629,000 3941 Coquina Dr. New! New! New! 3 BR/2 BA, great room, re place, impact glass and enclosed salt water pool. $949,000 Ofce Locations in Sanibel and Captiva 2400 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 11508 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 REDUCED Buying, Selling or Just Want to Chat... Talk to Chuck! CHUCK@CHUCKBERGSTROM.COM CHUCK BERGSTROM Island Resident Award Winning Realtor Loggerhead Cay # 434 Exceptional remodeled top oor end unit, 2BD/2BA. Great rental income, nicely furnished, only steps to the beach and pool. Great sunset views.$629,000 3825 Coquina Dr. Beautifully renovated 3BR/ 3BA; Enclosed Pool and lake views; Light, bright, and private. $849,000 9248 Kincaid Court Perfect investment opportunity. 2 BR/1BA; Close to school and Rec Center; Move in ready!$475,000 Loggerhead Cay # 463 East End Opportunity. 2 BR/ 2 BA in popular Gulf front complex... Pet friendly, amenities and on site Mgmt. $519,000 3832 Coquina Dr. West Rocks w/deeded beach access, 3-BD en-suites, open great room. Private elevator, large studio/workout area. Enclosed lanai overlooks pool with beautiful lake views. $1,250,000 Direct: 239-209-6500 Ofce: 239-472-2311 Toll Free: 800-388-2311 COTI Elects New Board MembersAt its 43rd annual meeting this past week, Committee of the Islands (COTI) elected the following new members to its board of directors: Maryann Bell, Barbara Joy Cooley, and Malcolm Martini. Reelected to a second term were Martin Packard, Linda Robison and Susan Tucker. COTI also elected the following officers: Mike Miller, president; Jan Holly, vice president; Susan Tucker, treasurer; and Linda Robison, secretary. In other developments at the meeting, keynote speaker David Guest spoke about issues concerning the environment. He explained how for years Florida governors had pushed for conservation land acquisition with the support of the legislature. But, beginning in 2009, attitudes changed and the legislature slashed funding for the Land Acquisition Trust Fund and its beneficiary, the Florida Forever program. That, he said, is what led to Amendment 1, the 2014 Land Legacy Amendment to the state constitution that was intended to reinstitute meaningful funding for land acquisition and restoration. However, that hasnt happened, and Guest is now lead counsel in a case to compel the legislature to provide that funding. Guest also described the troubled history of the Everglades, for years drained and polluted to serve the interests of cattle ranchers north of Lake Okeechobee and sugar growers south of the lake. He is skeptical about claims that the storage reservoir planned for the Everglades Agricultural Area can adequately filter out the pollutants entering from Lake Okeechobee and fears that over time regulators may be forced to lower water purity standards for water entering the southern Everglades and Florida Bay. From left, Erhard Joeres, Malcolm Martini, Vice President Jan Holly, Treasurer Susan Tucker, Martin Packard, Maryann Bell, Joe Salatino, President Mike Miller, Barbara Joy Cooley, Mike Gillespie, Larry Schopp and Peter Walcott (not pictured: Linda Robison, secretary) photo provided


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201818B THE ONLY LAWN EQUIPMENT SALES & REPAIR SERVICE LOCATED ON ISLAND AT 1205 PERIWINKLE WAY. SERVING SANIBEL, CAPTIVA & FORT MYERS FOR 40 YEARS!FREE ESTIMATES!#CPC1458912 #SI-12240 Veteran Owned & OperatedCALL Monday-Friday 7am-4pm 24 Hour Emergency Service AvailableDEPENDABLE, FAST & RELIABLE Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThe first 7 a.m. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting since the time change saw a few of us still feeling it. Having to wake up before dawn, you would think attendance would be down. But Rotarians did roll in, although not as pulled-together as usual. The exceptions were Rotarians Richard Green, looking dapper with his cuff-linked shirt, and Holli Martin, looking oh so smartlydressed in her trendy, professional attire. Although that is not unusual for these two, they might have stepped it up just a notch, because they were the speakers for the morning with their RI (Rotary International) classification talks. When a person joins Rotary, they are asked to choose a classification: professional sector they would like to represent as part of Rotary. Rotary International encourages diversity amongst members, bringing varied backgrounds, professional experiences and life experiences to projects and programming within the spectrum of Rotarys founding principles. Business broker Richard Green was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. At the ripe old age of 15, with absolutely no money, he had the gumption to approach a local clock and watch company and got them to let him buy watches on spec for resale. The watch business went extremely well for this junior salesperson, and eventually he was able to open his own market store, running this business for the next 15 years, all this while still pursuing his education. Green calls himself lucky because this was the beginning of the computer kids generation. He studied business and computer science at college and, at 24, founded Printext Ltd., supplying laser printers to the corporate market in Central London. He ran that business for 10 years, building the business to 60 employees and an annual revenue of more than $5 million. At the same time, Green bought half ownership in a computer manufacturing business, Olympian Computers Ltd., pulling that struggling business out of financial difficulty to profitability in three months. As the year 2000 was approaching, complications in computer manufacturing had Green turning the business toward developing computer software, Integrated Document Technology (IDT), Inc., another multi-million dollar company. He sold the company 12 years later to a major NASDAQ listed U.S. corporation. For the next four years, he enjoyed being a business consultant before following his lifelong dream of moving to the U.S. (Green had come to Miami, Florida for high school on a Rotary Group Study Exchange Program). He bought a property management company in Orlando under the E2 Treaty Investor Visa Program. Eventually realizing that this type of business was not his cup of tea, he sold it and moved to Sanibel with his soon-to-be wife, Elsie, who sold real estate in Orlando and now sells residential real estate on Sanibel. Green couldnt stand still for very long and, at first, he thought he would become a residential realtor himself, but he was drawn to the entrepreneurial characteristics of becoming a business broker. He joined Corporate Investment Business Brokers in July 2017 and is well on his way toward having a great year. His experience with buying and selling businesses himself and his ability to share this knowledge holds him in good standing on both sides of a buying and selling transaction. Who says you cant have it all? Holli Martin has an outstanding career as operations manager and commercial insurance account executive with Heidrick & Co. Insurance on Sanibel, wife of Martin Design Studio founder Larry Martin, mother of two teenage boys, and an active member of the community. During college, she was going in the direction of pursuing a career in political science, but her interest gravitated toward mass communications and public relations. After college, she worked in the marketing field and had a stint as executive director of the Highland Chamber of Commerce. Eventually, it was time to open her own advertising and marketing business, Hype Creative, in Highland, Illinois. Ultimately, it became time for another change. She sold her company, Larry sold his farm, and the couple moved to Sanibel for the good life a beach bums life. Before arriving on Sanibel, Martin called about a job on Sanibel as administrative receptionist for Heidrick & Co., hoping it wasnt going to be too demanding of her time. That didnt even last until the end of the phone call. She was hired for a full-time position as the staff manager. Five years later, she became the commercial account manager along with being staff manager. A couple of years ago, Chris Heidrick was developing a new business dealing with flood insurance. Martin joined that effort and is now vice president of Trusted Flood Insurance Brokerage and continuing her other duties. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets Friday mornings at 7 a.m. at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Guests are welcome. Date Set For Dress For Success Black And White Gala Dress for Success SW Florida has announced its annual signature event: A New York Night in Black & White will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa on Friday, May 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. This year, the gala theme celebrates the style and sophistication of New York. The evening will include hors doeuvres, Champagne, dinner, as well as live and silent auctions. Guests are invited to wear their finest black and white cocktail attire for an evening of fun and fashion to support Dress for Success SW Florida. Liz Carey, chief affiliate growth and sustainability officer of Dress for Success Worldwide, is the keynote speaker. She is responsible for the overall health and governance of the organizations global affiliate network. Carey overhauled the application process for new Dress for Success locations. With the help of her leadership, the affiliate network has more than doubled during her tenure. Global reach expanded from five countries to 30 as part of this effort. She joined Dress for Success in 2004. White House Black Market is returning as the founding sponsor. The brand has been instrumental with its continued support to grow Dress for Success SW Florida. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa is located at 5001 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs. For more information, contact Nickole Hendra at 689-4992.


19B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018Last week, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce welcomed Island Condo Maintenance as a new member with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Although the business has been operating for decades on the island, in August of 2015, it had a change in ownership. John and Kim Munger moved from Floridas east coast when they bought the pool maintenance business. We are very happy to be living and doing business on Sanibel. Its a much better lifestyle on this side of Florida, said Kim. We have retained all the services Island Condo Maintenance is known for, which is really everything except pool installation. Its a pleasure to have John and Kim, along with their Island Condo Maintenance family, as members of the chamber, said John Lai, chamber president. They are wonderful people who take pools seriously. Front from left, chamber president John Lai, Island Condo Maintenance owners John and Kim Munger, chamber representatives Mary Bondurant, Mitch Orr and Candy Thompson. Back from left, Adrian Gonzalez, Wesley Ellis and Leslie Kramer of Island Condo Maintenance. photo provided Doc Fords Returns As Spring Festival SponsorThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands (CECI) recently welcomed longtime supporter Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille as a sponsor for the 24th annual Spring Festival. For the past 24 years, CECI has hosted its annual Spring Festival, a family-friendly festival open to the public. The event will be held at Sanibel Community Park, next to the playground on Periwinkle Way, on Saturday, March 31 from 9 to 11 a.m. The festivities will begin at 9 sharp with a free Easter egg hunt for children of all ages. All families are invited to attend. Proceeds from the Spring Festival will benefit CECIs Scholarship Fund and capital improvements. For more information, call Cindy DeCosta at 472-4538 or visit www. From left, Tyler Wussler, Kim McGonnell and Marty Harrity of Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, CECI Executive Director Cindy DeCosta, Blake Colbert and Katy Forret of Doc Fords photo provided Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting REALTORS Marlene DonaldsonVIP Realty Group, Inc. Realtor PA, CRS, GRI, SCIS, AHWD239-850-0333Email: . and So Close to the Beach 735 SAND DOLLAR DRIVE Marlene Donaldson Marlene Donaldson Beach Beach Beach Catch the Spirit of the Islands Sunny 3BR/3BA Canal-Front Home St. Cyr-Designed Remodel in Shell Harbor Dockage with 13,000 lb. Lift Volume Ceilings & Custom Finishes$1,339,000 Please Call for Your Private Viewing


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201822B Superior InteriorsTerrific Window Treatment Tipsby Marcia FeeneyBefore selecting a window treatment, you must decide how striking you want the treatment to be. Do you want the treatment to serve as a quiet background in your room or would you prefer to have your window take center stage and become the rooms focal point? How about using your window treatment as a soft background rather than a focal stand out. If this look is for you, then use colors that blend easily into the surrounding walls. To cleverly disguise an unattractive view without shutting out sun light, incorporate a beautiful printed or textured sheer fabric at your window. Accent your windows, with tiebacks, borders, fringe or beads. Its not only a clever way to get that unique custom look but it will add a splash of the unexpected to your window treatment design. Decorative rods, brackets and finials have expanded dramatically and beautifully in todays marketplace. From wood, to metal, to acrylics, to unusual material, todays rod choices are varied and unlimited. Theyre guaranteed to set off your window in a truly dramatic fashion. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Sanibel Plumbing24/7 Service Remodel New Construction 239.472.11012244 Periwinkle Way Suite 13 Sanibel, FL 33957 Lic. #CFC1429575 SanCap ElectricalService Remodel New Construction 239.472.18412244 Periwinkle Way Suite 13 Sanibel, FL 33957 Lic. #EC13006430 From page 1BCOTI Awardmany other contributions to Sanibel. Through Baileys they have long supported CROW, FISH of SanCap, Friends Who Care, START, SCCF, Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Sanibel Historical Village, BIG ARTS and essentially every organization on the island. The Johnsons also continue to sponsor Islands Night at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers to raise awareness and funds for island charities and scholarships. 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FDOT Secretary Mike Dew said, will help older adults and their families access safe and convenient travel solutions and gain a better understanding of available transportation options that meet their individual mobility needs. provides an alphabetical listing of service providers based on the specific information entered such as where you are traveling from/to or the purpose of the trip. Results can be narrowed by type of route, schedule, or even time of day. From the results page, you can print a summary or view more information about the transportation provider including service area, eligible riders, and approximate cost. Use the contact information listed to call a provider to learn more about their services or scheduling. currently contains over 800 resources and is maintained and updated by the University of Florida I-MAP when new transportation providers become available. 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23B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018Including Vacation Homes In The Estate PlanFor those who own homes in sunny Southwest Florida, many families struggle with whether to bequest the Florida residence to children and other loved ones in their estate plan. Three area experts will delve into this important topic on Wednesday, April 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. Craig Hersch, PA, attorney at Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, PA, will join Robin L. Cook and Steven Greenstein, executive vice presidents for wealth services at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company to present Passing the Vacation Home to Your Heirs, vital points to consider when including family vacation homes or other real estate in the estate plan. Your vacation home may have been a place that held your family together for many years, said Hersch. Our presentation will provide the first steps to think about during this process. With insightful forethought, professional planning and proper documentation, important decisions can be made in advance in collaboration with your estate planning attorney and your wealth services managers. Attendees will gather at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m. To reserve space, contact Frances Steger at or call 472-8300. The presentation is focused on $2 million in investible assets and higher. Craig Hersch photos provided Robin L. Cook and Steven Greenstein VIP R G B P Judy Reddington(239) 851-4073 SPACIOUS SCREENED POOL 70 FOOT DOCKWell-maintained New Hot Water Heater$ 1,298,000 Located on a direct access canal to the Gulf 3 bedroom, 2 bath home Reduced! American Legion Post 123On Easter Sunday, April 1, American Legion Post 123 will be serving a ham dinner from noon to 8 p.m. All are welcome. There will be a barbecue the following Sunday, April 8. The Ladies Auxiliary meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 3. The American Legion general meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11. On Tuesdays, tacos are served all day. Country fried steak is served all day on Wednesday. On Fridays, a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich is on the menu. There are daily specials as well as half-pound burgers. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have a flag that needs to be retired, drop it off at Post 123, located at Mile Marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. It is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, call 472-9979. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201824B Many of my clients who live on the islands dream of leaving their beloved residence to loved ones. They imagine that, long after they are gone, their children and grandchildren will frolic on the beach at the family beach house, remembering the good times that they all had together while building more good times for the future. This dream is often shattered when the children actually inherit the island residence. Upon the death of their parent, the residence loses its Save Our Homes property tax assessment cap that the parents enjoyed when the residence was homsteaded. This often results in a significant increase in property taxes, sometimes to the point that the family can no longer afford to retain the residence. When you add on the increases we have all experienced in homeowners insurance rates in Florida, it is not uncommon for even a modest townhome on the island to require tens of thousands of dollars to maintain on an annual basis. There are additional issues as well. Who should inherit the residence? Should the residence be treated as satisfying a share of one of the children beneficiaries? What if he or she doesnt want the residence? If you instead leave the residence to all of the children, who decides when each family can use the residence during the most popular vacation periods such as Christmas or spring break? What happens if you leave the residence to a child who then gets divorced? Might a former daughter-in-law or son-in-law own a stake? What if one of the children isnt financially capable of contributing his or her fair share of the annual expenses? I am aware of at least one situation where the residence was left to all of the children, some of whom wanted to retain the residence as a vacation home and the others wanted to sell the residence. The children who wanted to sell the residence disagreed how much they should get paid from the other children who wanted to keep the residence for each of their shares. Something ugly like a partition action which results in a forced sale could erupt. These are all serious issues that merit attention. I happen to be giving a free lecture open to the community sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company on Wednesday, April 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Community House. Ill be able to delve into the details at that talk, but there are some general guidelines that you might want to consider before telling your estate planning attorney how you would like your island residence bequeathed. First, you want to consider whether your children really do want the residence. Is leaving them your Sanibel or Captiva property important to them? Or is it just important to you? If your children are busy raising families and working in a career, a Sanibel residence might be viewed more as a burden than as a gift. How should the residence be bequeathed? Rather than outright bequests to one or more children, consider creating a testamentary trust inside of your estate plan, or perhaps form a family partnership. This could serve to both protect the residence from a beneficiarys divorce or other creditor problem, as well as centralize its management and control. Its usually better to put the responsibility of collecting the money for annual expenses on one or two of the children rather than all who own it. You may also want to consider providing a source of liquidity to pay for the expenses associated with the residence. Its not right to put a specific monthly or annual dollar amount in the trust. Instead, its important to allocate a sum of money to be held in the continuing trust to generate income (or invade the corpus itself) to pay for the expenses associated with the residence. There certainly are many issues to consider. But doing this thinking up-front will help you and your family to better realize your dreams of continued enjoyment for generations to come. If youd like to hear more, contact Frances Steger at the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company at 472-8300 or Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerDreams Of Island Residency Shatteredby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Doug WilsonIsland Resident, Licensed & Insured239-292-3314 General Repairs Power WashingTHE SANIBEL HANDYMANNO JOB TOO SMALL HOME REPAIRS SPECIALIST! Golf Classic Raises $43,000 For Hope HospiceMembers of the Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club hosted the 17th annual Golf Classic to benefit Hope Hospice. More than 80 golfers and 150 event supporters participated in a golf tournament, scavenger hunt and banquet during the event, which raised $43,000 from a 50-50 raffle and silent and live auctions. Since the inception of the Kelly Greens tournament, members of the country club have raised nearly $500,000 for Hope Hospice. John and Judy Dolan served as golf and tennis classic event committee chairs. Sponsors included Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch; Club Care/Pine Straw Inc.; Cintron Landscape Services; Tim Smith Brick Pavers; Build, Inc.; and Charles and Jane Johnson. Hope Healthcare is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill lifes journey. For more information, call 482-4673 or visit More than just an AccountantPatrick W Rollmann EATax Prep & Accounting ServicesCall us for professional tax return preparation and well help you maximize your deductions. 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25B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 Dunes Womens Tournament A Huge SuccessThe annual Play for PINK golf tournament held at The Dunes on February 10 was again a resounding success. The Dunes Womens Golf Association (DWGA) will be sending a check for over $25,000 to Play for PINK, sponsored by Este Lauder Companies. This organization donates 100 percent of these funds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and is rated A+ by CharityWatch. Many merchants and members supported members in this endeavor, both financially and with heartfelt energy. The luncheon, prepared by Chef Roro, was enjoyed by nearly 100 participants and underwritten by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Also, major contributors were Corporate Sponsor Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, the Hanser Family Foundation, A Members Family Foundation and Walgreens. The 40-plus silent auction items, 38 raffle items, and the 50/30/20 raffle were a huge part of the fun and success. Many thanks also to John Lento and Dennis Maxfield for hitting golf balls on holes #5 and #13. This also added to the donation figure. The many volunteers who solicited our generous island merchants to be hole sponsors, cart sponsors or donate merchandise made up the workforce: Hole sponsor/cart signs A group effort Hole sponsor sign set-up Amy and Jim Clapp Luncheon Gussie Blue, Kenene Weymouth and Brian K. Centerpieces Annie Wainwright and Kenene Weymouth Goody bags Claudia Finzen 50/30/20 raffle and raffle ticket sales Jeanne Lindman, Karen Hendricks, Bridget Funk, Annie Levinsohn, Linda DeFrancisco, Nancy Orr, Amy Clapp, Annie Wainwright and Nancy Risch Raffle/silent auction announcements Joan and Bob Kent Distribution of items Amy Clapp, Annie Wainwright, Maureen OBrien, Teresa Miller, Nancy Risch and Dave Blue Thank yous/stamps Carol Brodersen and friends Check-in and mulligans Anne Kuhnle, Maureen OBrien, Janice McNeal and Linda Drasnin Many members volunteered to also solicit merchandise/certificate donations and/or hole and cart sponsorships: Amy Clapp, Mary Donovan, Mardi Glenn, Sue Altum, Pat Wentling, Grethe Christensen, Linda DeFrancisco, Mo Rains, Anne Kuhnle, June Muench and Gussie Blue. As is evident by this list, Play for PINK has become nearly an all club event with participation by the majority of DWGA and help from 9 Holers and DMGA members. To know that so many of our own have been touched by this disease makes this effort all the more meaningful and important. And finally, our philanthropic venture would not have been such a success if it were not for the outstanding efforts of The Dunes staff. Even the pavilion looked festive with all its pink and white decor filled with tables of generous attendees. Thanks to The Dunes staff including General Manager Brian Kautz for facilitating this Dunes/city-wide event; Head Pro Chris Shaul for organizing nearly 100 golfers, printing cart sponsor cards and handling scoring duties while staying calm; Dwight Doherty for Friday raffle/silent auction setup and Saturday food services, and Dana Swanson for all her help and patience organizing and printing many pamphlets, labels, tickets, etc. On behalf of The Dunes Womens Golf Association, Este Lauder Companies and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, we sincerely thank you all. Gussie Blue, Amy Clapp, Anne Kuhnle and Pat Wentling 2018 Play for PINK Committee Members and participants from The Dunes Golf and Tennis Clubs annual Play for PINK Tournament photo provided


Tough TV Decisions With Opening Weekend Of Baseball Season And Basketballs NCAA Final Fourby Ed FrankWith your NCAA basketball brackets demolished as it is doubtful whether any of our readers picked 11thseeded Loyola-Chicago to advance to the Final Four, will you be watching basketball this weekend or the opening of the 2018 baseball season? No question that Loyolas march to San Antonio to become only the fourth 11th-seeded team to reach the Final Four has captured the basketball world. However, the three previous ones to do it Louisiana State, George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth all lost in their national semifinal games. But none of the previous three had an adoring 98-year-old nun, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, as their goodwill ambassador and team chaplain. Sister Dolores has become so famous that a bobblehead of her became the best seller in the history of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum within 48 hours of its release. They reportedly were selling for thousands of dollars on E-bay. Early week odds had Michigan, a third seed and a five-point favorite over Loyola in Saturdays semi-final game. But then dont discount the power of Sister Dolores behind the underdog Loyola. Now lets turn to the opening this weekend of the 2018 baseball season. Our two local Spring Training teams, the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins, begin the regular season today, Thursday, on the road. Boston is at Tampa Bay and Minnesota visits Baltimore. The Red Sox faced Tampa Bay four times during Spring Training and will face the Rays in seven of their first nine games in the new regular season. Boston has a four-game series starting today against Tampa Bay, then travel to nearby Miami for a two-game series Monday and Tuesday with the Marlins. They will again face Tampa Bay at Fenway Park next Thursday for the Red Sox home opener. The Twins open play today, Thursday, at Baltimore in a three-game series followed by a two-game set in Pittsburgh on Monday and next Wednesday. Minnesota hosts the Seattle Mariners next Thursday in sold-out Target Field in their home opener. As the new season dawns, hope springs eternal for all 30 Major League teams as they begin on equal footing. Realistically, however, we know this really isnt true. There are a myriad of pre-season predictions and odds emanating from Las Vegas bookmakers and other baseball sources. We checked with just one, www., and the following odds were listed early this week: Odds to Win the 2018 World Series Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, 11/2; New York Yankees, 6/1; Chicago Cubs, 7/1; Boston Red Sox, 10/1; Minnesota Twins, 20/1. The Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers trailed the pack at 500/1. Odds to Win the American League Pennant Houston, 13/5; New York, 3/1; Boston, 6/1; Minnesota, 12/1. Odds to Win the American League Eastern Division New York, 5/6; Boston 7/5. Odds to Win American League Central Division Cleveland Indians, 1/5; Minnesota, 7/2. Obviously, the Dodgers are favored to win the National League West, the Cubs the National League Central and Washington the National League East. We will check these predictions as the season progresses and ends. There are always surprises. SUN ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201826B $429,000 Call Eric Pfeifer239.472.0004 Beautiful, Fully Furnished Town House 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Turnkey Unit Fantastic Income Potential This Weeks Featured PropertyBlind Pass Unit E 207 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2017, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw made his seventh consecutive Opening Day start, tying a franchise r ecord. Who else did it? 2. Who has led the American League in runs scor ed the most times? 3. Clemsons Deshaun W atson set an ACC record in 2016 by throwing for 580 yards in a game. Who had held the record? 4. How many consecutive double-double seasons of points and r ebounds did San Antonio Spurs great Tim Duncan have to start his NBA career? 5. Who was the last Edmonton Oilers player befor e Connor McDavid in 2017 to win the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL regular-season MVP? 6. How many consecutive years did Dale Ear nhardt Jr. win NASCARs Most Popular Driver Award? 7. Name the last time befor e 2017 that four American women made up the semifinals of tennis U.S. Open? ANSWERS 1. Don Sutton (1972-78). 2. Babe Ruth, eight times (1919, 21, , and ). 3. Stephen Morris of Miami, Fla., threw for 566 yards in a game in 2012. 4. Thirteen seasons (the 1997-98 season through the 2009-10 season). 5. Mark Messier, in 1990. 6. Fifteen years. 7. It was 1981 (Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Barbara Potter). Miracle To Offer Sponsorships To Youth BaseballThe Fort Myers Miracle are donating $15,000 to sponsor 21 youth baseball and softball organizations across Southwest Florida. The sponsorships will help area leagues pay for much-needed equipment, supplies and operational costs. In Southwest Florida, the spring season for Little League and Cal Ripken seasons began in January and runs through May, with all-star teams forming at seasons end. Some leagues also offer fall ball. Youth baseball and softball leagues strive to keep registration costs as low as possible, and many organizations are run entirely by volunteers, from the local governing boards down to coaches, umpires and concession stands, said Chris Peters, president and general manager of the Fort Myers Miracle. Thats why it is so important for businesses to take a leadership role in supporting youth sports. Every child deserves a chance to play ball. In addition to Little League and Cal Ripken sponsorships and frequent community appearances by players and staff, the Miracle also offer a variety of youth-oriented programs at the ballpark. The Achieva Credit Union Baseball Buddies program recognizes youth teams by allowing children to stand side-by-side with Miracle players during the National Anthem. On Family Sundays, children can play catch on the field before the game and run the bases after the game. At select home games, children can receive free tickets by showing their report cards or coming dressed in their team uniform. The Miracle have long been a supporter of youth sports in Southwest Florida, and we gladly welcome their teams and players at the ballpark, said Jason Hochberg, founder and CEO of SJS Beacon, which owns the Miracle. We hope to continue our partnership with area youth organizations for many years to come. Little League International is a nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and organizes baseball and softball leagues throughout the world. Programs are available for boys and girls ages 4 to 16. Cal Ripken Baseball is a division of the Babe Ruth League and headquartered in Hamilton, New Jersey. Its leagues are designed for players ages 4 to 12. The Fort Myers Miracle, the Class-A Advanced Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, begin the 2018 season on Thursday, April 5 against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The 140-game regular season schedule runs through Sunday, September 2. For more information, visit www. or call 768-4210.


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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201828B Is your Estate Plan providing you COMFORT, CONFIDENCE & CLARITY? Attorneys at Law SHEPPARD, BRETT, STEWART, HERSCH, KINSEY & HILL P.A. 9100 College Pointe Court Fort Myers, FL 33919 Phone 239.425.9383 Fax 239.334.3965 Craig R. HerschFlorida Bar Board Certied Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA Will Power Columnist, The Island Sun or a copy of one of our books, visit For FREE Selecting who should serve as your trustee during your incapacity and, ultimately, after your passing is not as simple as you may think. Learn what characteristics to look for when choosing those who will handle the future of your estate.Craig R. HerschFlorida Bar Board Certi ed Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA SELECTING YOUR TRUSTEE online resources Looking For Automotive Service You Can Trust?All Makes and Models both Foreign and Domestic 35 years experience in the service and repair of all makes and models. 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Goodreads Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Beach Walk Friday, March 30. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. This is a two-part tour. Begin at Bowmans Beach for an overview of the beach ecosystem and search for local shells. After the beach walk, travel to the shell museum for a guided tour. Participants will watch an introductory video, hear a live animal Tank Talk and explore shells from across the globe in the exhibit hall. Following the tour will be lunch at Doc Fords. Trip cost includes beach walk and admission to the shell museum. Advance registration is required. Carpool arrangements will be available. RS Walsh Garden Tour Tuesday, April 3. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Private tour at RS Walsh In The Garden Retail Garden Center and Outdoor Showroom. Explore the tropical garden with wandering paths through display gardens, bountiful plant nursery and garden gift shop. There is a large assortment of native and tropical plants, pottery, fountains, unique outdoor seating, garden accessories and gifts for people who love gardening, as well as original works of garden art from local artists. This is the perfect place to get the latest landscape design and outdoor living trends ideas. Lunch will be at Cips Place with a talk about the iconic Wall of Faces mural. Advance registration is required. Carpool arrangements will be available. River District History Tour of Downtown Fort Myers & Lunch at Izzys Restaurant Monday, April 9. Cost is $16 for members and $26 for non-members. This 90-minute walking tour will educate and entertain with narratives of local history and the colorful personalities of the founders of Fort Myers. The ambitions and rivalries of the famous and infamous who were the early builders of Fort Myers make an engaging story. Sometimes unruly, often stubborn but always visionary, these founders grew from a frontier fort to a city that has become an international destination for sun seekers. There is a whole lot more to this town than you think. Tour is ADA compliant; wheelchair/scooter accessible. Carpooling available. Advance registration required. Ostego Bay Working Waterfront Walking Tour Wednesday, April 11. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Cost includes a three-hour guided tour of the working waterfront, learning about the shrimping industry firsthand. Learn about Floridas pink gold and the oldest and largest fleet in Florida. The tour will also include 1 -hour guided tour of the museum, which contains numerous hands-on exhibits. Lunch is on your own at Dixie Fish Co. Advance registration required. Carpooling available. Sunset Social on the Causeway Tuesday, April 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Spend an evening relaxing and watching the sunset with friends. Meet on the causeway at 6:30 p.m. Food will be served at 7 p.m. Bring a side dish to share, and your beach chair. Call 472-5743 if you are interested in participating and for directions to the viewing area (weather permitting). Games Cost for all games is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes will be awarded. Bridge Monday and Wednesday. Registration begins at noon; the game begins at 12:30 p.m. Mahjongg Monday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. New: Rummikub Tuesday at 1 p.m. Hand & Foot Thursday at 12:00 p.m. New: Canasta Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Hearts Friday at 12:30 p.m. Kayaking on Tuesdays and Select Thursdays April 3 at 8:30 a.m. (weather permitting) There is space for 16 people on eight twoperson kayaks and limited space for those who own their own kayaks. Signup is available for experienced kayakers two weeks prior to each launch date. Island Seniors, Inc. will provide kayaks, paddles and life jackets (which must be worn at all times). Bring water, a small snack, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses, towel, hat and change of clothing (your shoes and clothing may get wet). Cost is $5 for members and $20 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Fitness Classes Island Seniors, Inc. members pay $4 per class, visitors pay $7 per class. Annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership card to attend. Fitness class schedule is as follows: Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. Keep your brain fit and your heart, lungs and muscles strong. Hand weights, stretch cords and your body weight will be used. The format is 40 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance exercises, core strength, flexibility exercises and mat work. Athletic footwear is required. Connie DeCicco is the instructor.continued on page 31B


29B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 Lee Health Chief Operating Officer AppointedScott Nygaard, MD, MBA, has been promoted to chief operating officer for Lee Health. In his new role, he will be responsible for all clinical operations throughout the health system, including all hospitals, ambulatory, post-acute and ancillary services. Dr. Nygaard joined Lee Health in 2010 as the chief medical officer for Lee Physician Group. While in that role, he aligned the management structure across all employed physicians and developed a cohesive Lee Physician Group brand. He also helped initiate the Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health to address the shortage of primary care physicians in the community. Dr. Nygaard also successfully redesigned the hospitalist medicine program to achieve an integrated approach across the health systems hospital campuses. In 2016, Dr. Nygaard was promoted to chief medical officer for the health system and most recently served as chief medical and clinical integration officer. Dr. Nygaard will retain the duties of the chief medical and clinical integration officer and further assess the need to replace this role. Lee Health has been continually investing in physician leadership across the health system, and Dr. Nygaard believes the system now has excellent talent at the operating level to achieve operating excellence. Scott has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership in building collaborative relationships and is skilled at leading clinical and operational transformation to enhance care delivery and the patient experience, said Larry Antonucci, MD, MBA, Lee Health president and CEO. Before joining Lee Health, Dr. Nygaard served as senior vice president of corporate services at Via Christi Health System in Wichita, Kansas, and at Affinity Health System in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he served as the chief medical officer responsible for Affinitys multispecialty group practice. Dr. Nygaard earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed an internal medicine residency and a pulmonary and critical care residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Nygaard also earned a master of business administration from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. Lee County Adds 40 School Resource OfficersWhen Lee Countys public school students returned to class from spring break on March 26, 40 additional school resource officers were on patrol. Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins says, I am humbled, I am honored and I am deeply appreciative of the efforts of this team, because through their efforts our children are going to be safer in Lee County. Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno made the announcement in a joint news conference on March 21. The Sheriffs Office Youth Services Division will grow to 100 members by immediately reassigning supervisors, lieutenants, sergeants and patrol deputies. Our goal is to have a deputy assigned to each and every school as quickly as possible, Marceno said. The Sheriffs Office is also increasing its presence at Lee County Schools by directing: Patrol deputies to utilize school facilities to complete reports; Detectives to use school facilities as a base of operations whenever possible; Patrol deputies to increase their already frequent area checks of schools during every shift. I want that omnipresence, Marceno said. I want people to see our deputies everywhere possible, as much as possible and as often as possible. The School District of Lee County, and its longtime partners, the Lee County Sheriffs Office, are choosing the use of additional school resource officers to meet the requirements of SB7026 called The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. Theyre a proven entity for us, Adkins said. Student safety is our number one concern and I, as a superintendent, certainly want to go somewhere I know I can depend on, and that would be the sheriffs office. Overeaters AnonymousIf food is a problem for you, Overeaters Anonymous can help. Meetings are held in Room 132 at Sanibel Community Church on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 9 a.m. For more meeting information, visit Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. Dr. Scott Nygaard photo provided rfntb nbb rffntb ntbbbn bbbrt bbbbbbntr rf ntbrttfnt brttt ttr ttrf brrfrrfn tbt rtrf rfnt


ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201830B Monday Friday 8:00 am 4:30 pm Lunch 12-1 pm Walk-Ins & Appointments Available Dr. Richard Wilson D.O., FACOFP 1648 Periwinkle Way, Suite C2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Telephone (239) 472-3131 Minor Emergencies Physical Exams Laboratory Testing Skin Disorders Laceration Repairs Wound Care Joint Injections Fish Hook Stingray Catsh Barb INR Testing B12 Injections Infections BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN THE DOCTOR IS IN / AT NEW LOCATION Doctor and DieticianThe MIND Dietby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDEating a healthy diet is good for the body. Certain diets, such as the MIND diet (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay), have also been shown to improve brain health. A couple of the main benefits for the brain include lowering the risk of developing Alzheimers disease and slowing cognitive decline. In fact, one study showed that people who stuck to the MIND diet lowered their risk of Alzheimers disease by 54 percent, and even those who made modest changes still reduced their risk by 35 percent. Thats extremely promising for a disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. The MIND diet is similar to the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet, but includes specific foods that science has shown to be good for the brain. Foods to include with the MIND diet: Whole grains: 3+ servings per day Green leafy vegetables: 6+ servings per week Other vegetables: 1+ serving per day Nuts: 5 servings per week Berries: 2+ servings per week Beans/legumes: 3+ servings per week Fish: 1+ serving per week Poultry: 2+ servings per week Wine: 1 serving per day Olive oil used as the main cooking oil Foods minimized with the MIND diet include: Sweets: less than 5 servings per week Red meat: less than 4 servings per week Cheese: less than 1 serving per week Fried/fast food: less than 1 serving per week Butter/ margarine: less than 1 tablespoon per day Scientific studies continue to prove that eating nutritious whole foods while avoiding processed, fried and sugary foods is the way to go for better overall health, well-being and longevity. For long-term benefits, these healthy eating patterns should be a way of life versus a temporary diet. Never underestimate the power of food. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics has two locations: one in Oak Park, Illinois, and one in Fort Myers. It was established in 1991 by Ross Hauser, MD, and Marion Hauser, MS, RD. They can be reached at info@ Beautifulife:Disr-UP-tionby Kay CaspersonThe word disruption means: a disturbance or problem that interrupts an event, activity or process. Today I would like to discuss the upside of disruption. You may say, how can there be an up side to any kind of disruption? Your world is falling apart, your job, marriage or partnership has come to an end or your health is at a crisis point, and all of a sudden you are faced with making some significant decisions and changes in life. I would say that this is the true definition of disruption. So, what is the upside of this, you might ask? Well, in my humble opinion and experience in life, where there is disruption, there is growth, new possibilities and positive change right around the corner. Now, I understand that this might not be recognized right away, but if you really try to look for a positive outcome and the light at the end of the tunnel, you will see the upside of all that has been disrupted in your life. Here are just a few examples of what might try to cause disruption in your life: Marriage is at a crisis point; Someone close to you passes; Business partnership is dissolving; Group or organization is not in unity; Team or league is not working together; Family is in turmoil over a trust or legacy; Health issues are surfacing and need attention. No matter what the disruption is, I do believe there is always a solution that will help you get through it and even come out better than you ever thought you could. This is the UP side of it all, and if you know that no matter what happens in life, there is an upside to it, you will not be overwhelmed with stress, worry, fear or anxiety. Remember to stay focused on the best outcome for every situation and remain as positive as you possibly can until you get through this small but mighty moment. Continue to speak positive and encouraging words to yourself and to others. Pray for wisdom and strength, and you just might find yourself landing in a better place then you had ever imagined. My affirmation for you this week is: I am always looking for the UP-side of every situation and know that any disruption in life is ultimately a path to something better and more beautiful. Kay Casperson is a beauty and lifestyle expert, founder and CEO of Beautifulife by Kay Casperson. She owns resort spas on Sanibel and Captiva islands and manufactures beauty and lifestyle products sold across the country. To stay inspired, visit www. or follow on social media @kaycasperson. Free Autism Screening For Young ChildrenGolisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, will offer a free autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age on the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile at the Sanctuary Outpatient Center on Friday, April 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ASD screenings are administered by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. The Sanctuary Outpatient Center is located at 8960 Colonial Center Drive in Fort Myers. To schedule a screening, call 343-6838.


SUN deaRPharmacistHerbal Teas For Your Troublesby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Were doing something wrong because, as a nation, we spend twice what other comparable countries spend on health care, but we have the lowest life expectancy. Worse, we have the highest infant mortality rates. Our medical system is expensive, slow, inefficient and at times miserably incompetent. Its not me saying this, Im just passing along news from a JAMA study that was just released. Today Id like to get back to nature. Im going to share the best teas for various health concerns. Teas are gentle but they contain powerful natural com pounds that man has relied on for eons. If you have a medical condition, please make sure your practitioner or local herbalist or acupuncturist weighs in for you. The teas I mention below are sold as commercially prepared teabags or you can learn to make them yourself. If you want help with cancer and immunity: Many good animal studies prove that EGCG in green tea can slow down the growth of many cancers, including pan creatic cancer. Angiogenesis slows. If you have chr onic infections or cancer, talk to your oncologist about taking this because timing is important if youre on chemo. If you want help remembering: Gotu kola is for your brain baby. It boosts emory and helps with age-related cognitive decline. I have my own refreshing recipe for Mint Hibiscus Memory Tea. If youd like to watch my video, Ill make this exact tea for you. Watch at www.suzycohen. com/hibiscus-tea If you want to sleep: Lavender tea is the best option. It works like prescribed tranquilizers, meaning it activates your natural sleep hormone called GABA. Rose petals can do the same thing. I crawled out of bed one night in my jammies to make Lavender Rose Sleep Tea. Watch my video: lavender-rose-tea If you have diabetes or want to lower blood pressure: Rooibos tea is excellent at cleaning capillaries, and there are many of these tiny capillaries that lead to your retina. I think its great for both blood pres sure and vision. Rooibos has no caffeine. It contains chrysoeriol which helps r educe blood pressure. You might also consider goldenseal or dandelion, two of Mother Natures best diuretics. If you want to relieve nausea: Ginger tea is easy to make, and it does not have caffeine. It contains numerous biologically active compounds including gingerols that act like medicine in the body. You can grate fresh ginger into some water and simmer it for a few minutes. Its also a potent anti-inflammatory for joint health. Allergies and Sinus Problems: The herb called stinging nettles is a very common natural way to deal with allergies. Its a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory herb. It helps with hay fever according to some well-designed trials. You should ask your practitioner about this if youre interested. Its a natural diuretic by the way, so be careful if you take HCTZ or furosemide. 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. 31B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance Clancy-FisherQ: I have a very stressful job and, although I am exhausted at night, I still have trouble sleeping. Can you give me some suggestions on ways to improve my sleep?A: You are not alone. We are a society of insomniacs. Its very difficult to turn off our brain yet we all know how very important a good nights sleep is. Perhaps some of the suggestions below may be new to you and can help. 1. Unplug at least two hours before going to bed. Perhaps we are such insomniacs because we are addicted to our phones and computers even through the night. The light submitted from our computer screens can actually suppress melatonin. This hormone helps our body shut down for rest. Its important to go through all of the sleep stages for a full nights rest; alpha, beta, delta and theta. 2. Keep all electronics out of the bedroom. Just viewing the screen can have the same effects as the computer. TV will stimulate your brain rather than suppress those emotions that became flared up while watching TV. Adrenaline gets released when your brain spikes so that is what you want to avoid at bedtime. 3. I tell my clients to drink a warm glass of milk or a cup of chamomile tea as it relaxes you and makes you sleepy. 4. Have a good mattress. Your mattress should be replaced every seven to eight years. It will be worth the investment. 5. Pull the blinds or curtains shut so your room is dark. You may even want to use a lavender eye pillow and take a few deep relaxing breaths and give thanks for your day. 6. Some spa music can be put on low, and you can fall asleep to this soothing sound. It can even be the sounds of the ocean or babbling brooke. 7. Turn the thermostat down. Research shows that we sleep better when it is cooler. The ideal temperature is between 60 and 68 degrees. Fine to use a blanket but make sure the room is cool. Your core body temperature should be cool for optimal rest. Sweet Dreams! Constance Clancy-Fisher, EdD, LMHC, LPC, NCC is a licensed mental health therapist, hypnotherapist, author and holistic stress management instructor. If you have a question, email Constance at or visit From page 28BCenter 4 LifeEssential 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. Athletic footwear is required. 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. Athletic footwear required. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Bring a towel. Kim Kouril is the instructor. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Similar to gentle yoga but all poses are done in a chair. Kim Kouril is the instructor. For more information, call 472-5743 or stop by the Center 4 Life, located at 2401 Library Way on Sanibel.


PETS OF THE WEEKISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201832B Emergency . ................................................. 911 Sanibel Police . .......................................... 472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . ............................... 477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . ................................. 472-5525 Fire Department Captiva . ................................ 472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . ..................................... 332-6966 Florida Highwa y 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 Planning Department . .................................... 472-4136 Library Sanibel . ........................................ 472-2483 Library Captiva . .................................... 239-533-4890 P ost Office Sanibel . .................................... 472-1573 Post Office Sanibel (toll free) . ......................... 800-275-8777 P ost Office Captiva . ..................................... 472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . ........................... 472-2155 Center 4 Lif e Senior Center . .............................. 472-5743 ARTS Arcade 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288-2535 Gulf Coast Symphon y . .................................... 472-6197 Lee County Alliance f or the Arts . ........................... 939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . ..................................... 597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . ..................... 472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 36-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . .......................... sancapart . com SW Florida Symphony . ................................... 418-0996 Symphonic Chorale of SW Florida . ......................... 560-5695 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS ABWA American Business Womens Assoc . .. http://abwasanibelcaptiva . org American Legion Post 123 . ................................ 472-9979 Angel Flight SE . ................................. 1-877-4AN-ANGEL Audubon Society . ........................................ 472-3744 CHR Community Housing & Resources . ..................... 472-1189 Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . .................. 274-5900 COTI Committee of the Islands . ........................ coti@coti . org CROW Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife . .............. 472-3644 Democratic Club of the Islands . ........... Demc lubislands@gmail . com FISH OF SANCAP Neighbors Helping Neighbors . ............. 472-4775 FISH . OF SANCAP 24-hr ser vice . ........................... 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, Jeff MacDonald . ........................... 302-521-1158 Master Gar deners of the Islands . ........................... 472-6940 MOAA Military Officers Assc . of America, Alex MacKenzie . .... 395-9232 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 Bike Club . ........................... sanibelbic ycleclub . org Sanibel Beautification Inc . . ................................ 470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . ............................ 472-6940 Sanibel-Captiv a Power Squadron . ...... www .. usps . org/localusps/sancap Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus . ........................ 395-1202 Sanibel-Captiv a Shell Club . .... facebook . com/sancapshellclub 267-7291 Sanibel Youth Soccer .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www .. sanibelsoccer .. org . .. 395-2040 United Way of Lee County . ................................ 433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline 24 hour . ..................... 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . ............................................. 728-1971 ISLAND ATTRACTIONS Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum . .................... 395-2233 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . .................. 472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . ....................... 472-4648 SCCF Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation . ............... 472-2329CALLING CARD 239-395-1213 NEWSPAPER Sanibel & Captiva Islands To be listed in calling card email your information to: Haven on Earth Animal LeagueBlueberry And TatersHi there! Im Blueberry. I am a beautiful 1-year-old Russian blue kitty with bright green eyes. I am a very shy little girl and really need to be in a quiet home with someone that will give me time to adjust. I am currently staying with a foster mom. I am spayed and up to date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $75. Hello, my name is Taters. I am a very pretty Calico girl. Im only 6-months old. I am very shy and really need to be in a quiet home with someone that will give me time to adjust. I am currently staying with a foster mom. I am spayed and up to date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $75. We are being cared for by Haven on Earth Animal League. For more information, call Diane at 860-833-4472 or email Blueberry photos provided Taters Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesDanica And IkeLee County is rolling out the red carpet for celebrity pets during the month of March. Some famous felines and canines have taken up residence at the Lee County Domestic Animal Services shelter. Spin the lucky wheel for a chance at a reduction in your adoption fee from $5 to $25. With the 90th Academy Awards ceremony earlier in March, pets at the shelter that are up for adoption will have names of the stars such as Ingrid Bergman, Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson to name a few. Hello, my name is Danica. I am a 6-year-old female chihuahua who is a sweet little girl that came to LCDAS after having a run-in with a motorcycle. After having treatment at Specialized Veterinary Services and some tender loving care in foster, I am ready for a home of my own. I tend to walk to the left, but otherwise show no signs of trauma. My adoption fee is $25. Spin the wheel for a $5 to $25 discount. Hi, Im Ike. Im a 9-year-old male domestic shorthair who is the super senior this week. I am a laid-back fellow that likes to chill on my own. I take my time to warm up to you and would prefer that other cats leave me alone. At my age, I am quite independent making me the perfect addition to a busy family. My adoption fee is $25. Spin the wheel for a $5 to $25 discount. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in 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. Danica ID# A728859 photos provided Ike ID#: A421533


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Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate 39B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2018 My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 2, 2018Aries (March 21 to April 19) Resist a confrontation with that irksome person. The matter will soon blow over anyway. Meanwhile, channel your high Arian energy into areas with more positive potential. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) The innovative Bovine finds a creative way to resolve a sensitive domestic problem by midweek. A former colleague returns with an intriguing business suggestion. Gemini (May 21 to June 20) An unexpected critical statement from someone you trust could catch you momentarily off guard. But you soon recover your equilibrium and rise to the challenge. Cancer (June 21 to July 22) You might feel you can handle a new project on your own. But advice from someone with experience could help you avoid possibly costly as well as time-consuming obstacles. Leo (July 23 to August 22) Waiting for others to make decisions is difficult for the take-charge Lion. But by weeks end, you should hear news that will help you regain control of the situation. Virgo (August 23 to September 22) Your superjudgmental side could dominate the week unless you try to keep it in check. Otherwise you risk offending people, including some who are very close to you. Libra (September 23 to October 22) Expect more information to come out about that possible career shift. Meanwhile, your loving concern helps someone close to you get through a worrisome period. Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) Despite an occasional setback, workplace pressures should continue to ease through most of the week. This would be a good time to plan that long-delayed trip. Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) The sage Sagittarian quickly recognizes an opportunity when she or he sees it, especially if its one youve been planning for. Take aim and go for it. Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) The Sea Goats unique insight guides you as you check out a questionable situation. Your efforts should prove rewarding for you and your many supporters. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) You might want to pace yourself a bit more. Rushing could lead to serious slip-ups. Take more time to check out details you might otherwise overlook. Pisces (February 19 to March 20) The best way to resolve those remaining problems is to ask others for help. Theyll be happy to do so, especially when you agree to share the credit for a job well done. Born This Week: Your natural gift for honest leadership earns you the respect and admiration of others. It was famed Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius who made the following sage observation: Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. The United States isnt the only country that has an accolade to recognize excellence in the film industry. Here the awards are known as the Oscars, but other nations have their own names: In Canada theyre known as Genies, in France theyre Cesars, in Russia theyre called Nikas, in Mexico theyre Golden Ariels, in Spain theyre known as Goyas, and in the United Kingdom theyre called BAFTAs (formerly the Orange British Academy Film Awards). Heres a disturbing statistic for parents: If your child is like the average American youth, between the ages of 5 and 15 they will see approximately 13,500 people killed on television. A chicken, a sheep and a duck get in the basket of a hot air balloon. No, thats not the first line of a joke; they really were passengers on a hot air balloon -the very first passengers in that type of conveyance, as a matter of fact. Those who study such things say that fully one-third of all your brainpower is used for vision. I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I dont. -W. Somerset Maugham THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE SCRAMBLERS Hortoons SUNDAYSunny High: 72 Low: 61 TUESDAYSunny High: 76 Low: 65 THURSDAYSunny High: 77 Low: 66 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:59 am7:12 am1:46 pm7:18 pm Sat1:49 am7:39 am2:03 pm8:01 pm Sun2:35 am8:03 am2:22 pm8:42 pm Mon3:20 am8:25 am2:42 pm9:24 pm Tue4:06 am8:46 am3:06 pm10:08 pm Wed4:58 am9:07 am3:34 pm10:56 pm Thu6:03 am9:27 am4:06 pm11:52 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:52 am7:18 am1:18 pm7:31 pm Sat1:32 am7:54 am1:44 pm8:15 pm Sun2:12 am8:29 am2:10 pm8:58 pm Mon2:54 am9:02 am2:33 pm9:40 pm Tue3:41 am9:32 am2:52 pm10:21 pm Wed4:32 am9:56 am3:12 pm11:02 pm Thu5:24 am10:11 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:04 am7:14 am12:51 pm7:20 pm Sat12:54 am7:41 am1:08 pm8:03 pm Sun1:40 am8:05 am1:27 pm8:44 pm Mon2:25 am8:27 am1:47 pm9:26 pm Tue3:11 am8:48 am2:11 pm10:10 pm Wed4:03 am9:09 am2:39 pm10:58 pm Thu5:08 am9:29 am3:11 pm11:54 pm Day High Low High Low Fri3:09 am10:28 am3:56 pm10:34 pm Sat3:59 am10:55 am4:13 pm11:17 pm Sun4:45 am11:19 am4:32 pm11:58 pm Mon5:30 am11:41 am4:52 pmNone Tue6:16 am12:40 am5:16 pm12:02 pm Wed7:08 am1:24 am5:44 pm12:23 pm Thu8:13 am2:12 am6:16 pm12:43 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 74 Low: 63 MONDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 64 SATURDAYPartly Cloudy High: 69 Low: 58 FRIDAYPartly Cloudy High: 76 Low: 65 Island Sun Weather Outlook March 30, 2018 Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 72 Low: 61 TUESDAYSunny High: 76 Low: 65 THURSDAYSunny High: 77 Low: 66 Day High Low High Low Fri12:59 am7:12 am1:46 pm7:18 pm Sat1:49 am7:39 am2:03 pm8:01 pm Sun2:35 am8:03 am2:22 pm8:42 pm Mon3:20 am8:25 am2:42 pm9:24 pm Tue4:06 am8:46 am3:06 pm10:08 pm Wed4:58 am9:07 am3:34 pm10:56 pm Thu6:03 am9:27 am4:06 pm11:52 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:52 am7:18 am1:18 pm7:31 pm Sat1:32 am7:54 am1:44 pm8:15 pm Sun2:12 am8:29 am2:10 pm8:58 pm Mon2:54 am9:02 am2:33 pm9:40 pm Tue3:41 am9:32 am2:52 pm10:21 pm Wed4:32 am9:56 am3:12 pm11:02 pm Thu5:24 am10:11 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:04 am7:14 am12:51 pm7:20 pm Sat12:54 am7:41 am1:08 pm8:03 pm Sun1:40 am8:05 am1:27 pm8:44 pm Mon2:25 am8:27 am1:47 pm9:26 pm Tue3:11 am8:48 am2:11 pm10:10 pm Wed4:03 am9:09 am2:39 pm10:58 pm Thu5:08 am9:29 am3:11 pm11:54 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:09 am10:28 am3:56 pm10:34 pm Sat3:59 am10:55 am4:13 pm11:17 pm Sun4:45 am11:19 am4:32 pm11:58 pm Mon5:30 am11:41 am4:52 pmNone Tue6:16 am12:40 am5:16 pm12:02 pm Wed7:08 am1:24 am5:44 pm12:23 pm Thu8:13 am2:12 am6:16 pm12:43 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 74 Low: 63 MONDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 64 SATURDAYPartly Cloudy High: 69 Low: 58 FRIDAYPartly Cloudy High: 76 Low: 65 Island Sun Weather Outlook March 30, 2018 Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 72 Low: 61 TUESDAYSunny High: 76 Low: 65 THURSDAYSunny High: 77 Low: 66 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:59 am7:12 am1:46 pm7:18 pm Sat1:49 am7:39 am2:03 pm8:01 pm Sun2:35 am8:03 am2:22 pm8:42 pm Mon3:20 am8:25 am2:42 pm9:24 pm Tue4:06 am8:46 am3:06 pm10:08 pm Wed4:58 am9:07 am3:34 pm10:56 pm Thu6:03 am9:27 am4:06 pm11:52 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:52 am7:18 am1:18 pm7:31 pm Sat1:32 am7:54 am1:44 pm8:15 pm Sun2:12 am8:29 am2:10 pm8:58 pm Mon2:54 am9:02 am2:33 pm9:40 pm Tue3:41 am9:32 am2:52 pm10:21 pm Wed4:32 am9:56 am3:12 pm11:02 pm Thu5:24 am10:11 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Day High Low High Low Fri12:04 am7:14 am12:51 pm7:20 pm Sat12:54 am7:41 am1:08 pm8:03 pm Sun1:40 am8:05 am1:27 pm8:44 pm Mon2:25 am8:27 am1:47 pm9:26 pm Tue3:11 am8:48 am2:11 pm10:10 pm Wed4:03 am9:09 am2:39 pm10:58 pm Thu5:08 am9:29 am3:11 pm11:54 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:09 am10:28 am3:56 pm10:34 pm Sat3:59 am10:55 am4:13 pm11:17 pm Sun4:45 am11:19 am4:32 pm11:58 pm Mon5:30 am11:41 am4:52 pmNone Tue6:16 am12:40 am5:16 pm12:02 pm Wed7:08 am1:24 am5:44 pm12:23 pm Thu8:13 am2:12 am6:16 pm12:43 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 74 Low: 63 MONDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 64 SATURDAYPartly Cloudy High: 69 Low: 58 FRIDAYPartly Cloudy High: 76 Low: 65 Island Sun Weather Outlook March 30, 2018 Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 72 Low: 61 TUESDAYSunny High: 76 Low: 65 THURSDAYSunny High: 77 Low: 66 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:59 am7:12 am1:46 pm7:18 pm Sat1:49 am7:39 am2:03 pm8:01 pm Sun2:35 am8:03 am2:22 pm8:42 pm Mon3:20 am8:25 am2:42 pm9:24 pm Tue4:06 am8:46 am3:06 pm10:08 pm Wed4:58 am9:07 am3:34 pm10:56 pm Thu6:03 am9:27 am4:06 pm11:52 pm Day High Low High Low Fri12:52 am7:18 am1:18 pm7:31 pm Sat1:32 am7:54 am1:44 pm8:15 pm Sun2:12 am8:29 am2:10 pm8:58 pm Mon2:54 am9:02 am2:33 pm9:40 pm Tue3:41 am9:32 am2:52 pm10:21 pm Wed4:32 am9:56 am3:12 pm11:02 pm Thu5:24 am10:11 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:04 am7:14 am12:51 pm7:20 pm Sat12:54 am7:41 am1:08 pm8:03 pm Sun1:40 am8:05 am1:27 pm8:44 pm Mon2:25 am8:27 am1:47 pm9:26 pm Tue3:11 am8:48 am2:11 pm10:10 pm Wed4:03 am9:09 am2:39 pm10:58 pm Thu5:08 am9:29 am3:11 pm11:54 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:09 am10:28 am3:56 pm10:34 pm Sat3:59 am10:55 am4:13 pm11:17 pm Sun4:45 am11:19 am4:32 pm11:58 pm Mon5:30 am11:41 am4:52 pmNone Tue6:16 am12:40 am5:16 pm12:02 pm Wed7:08 am1:24 am5:44 pm12:23 pm Thu8:13 am2:12 am6:16 pm12:43 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 74 Low: 63 MONDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 64 SATURDAYPartly Cloudy High: 69 Low: 58 FRIDAYPartly Cloudy High: 76 Low: 65 Island Sun Weather Outlook March 30, 2018 Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 72 Low: 61 TUESDAYSunny High: 76 Low: 65 THURSDAYSunny High: 77 Low: 66 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:59 am7:12 am1:46 pm7:18 pm Sat1:49 am7:39 am2:03 pm8:01 pm Sun2:35 am8:03 am2:22 pm8:42 pm Mon3:20 am8:25 am2:42 pm9:24 pm Tue4:06 am8:46 am3:06 pm10:08 pm Wed4:58 am9:07 am3:34 pm10:56 pm Thu6:03 am9:27 am4:06 pm11:52 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:52 am7:18 am1:18 pm7:31 pm Sat1:32 am7:54 am1:44 pm8:15 pm Sun2:12 am8:29 am2:10 pm8:58 pm Mon2:54 am9:02 am2:33 pm9:40 pm Tue3:41 am9:32 am2:52 pm10:21 pm Wed4:32 am9:56 am3:12 pm11:02 pm Thu5:24 am10:11 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:04 am7:14 am12:51 pm7:20 pm Sat12:54 am7:41 am1:08 pm8:03 pm Sun1:40 am8:05 am1:27 pm8:44 pm Mon2:25 am8:27 am1:47 pm9:26 pm Tue3:11 am8:48 am2:11 pm10:10 pm Wed4:03 am9:09 am2:39 pm10:58 pm Thu5:08 am9:29 am3:11 pm11:54 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:09 am10:28 am3:56 pm10:34 pm Sat3:59 am10:55 am4:13 pm11:17 pm Sun4:45 am11:19 am4:32 pm11:58 pm Mon5:30 am11:41 am4:52 pmNone Tue6:16 am12:40 am5:16 pm12:02 pm Wed7:08 am1:24 am5:44 pm12:23 pm Thu8:13 am2:12 am6:16 pm12:43 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 74 Low: 63 MONDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 64 SATURDAYPartly Cloudy High: 69 Low: 58 FRIDAYPartly Cloudy High: 76 Low: 65 Island Sun Weather Outlook March 30, 2018 Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 72 Low: 61 TUESDAYSunny High: 76 Low: 65 THURSDAYSunny High: 77 Low: 66 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:59 am7:12 am1:46 pm7:18 pm Sat1:49 am7:39 am2:03 pm8:01 pm Sun2:35 am8:03 am2:22 pm8:42 pm Mon3:20 am8:25 am2:42 pm9:24 pm Tue4:06 am8:46 am3:06 pm10:08 pm Wed4:58 am9:07 am3:34 pm10:56 pm Thu6:03 am9:27 am4:06 pm11:52 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:52 am7:18 am1:18 pm7:31 pm Sat1:32 am7:54 am1:44 pm8:15 pm Sun2:12 am8:29 am2:10 pm8:58 pm Mon2:54 am9:02 am2:33 pm9:40 pm Tue3:41 am9:32 am2:52 pm10:21 pm Wed4:32 am9:56 am3:12 pm11:02 pm Thu5:24 am10:11 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:04 am7:14 am12:51 pm7:20 pm Sat12:54 am7:41 am1:08 pm8:03 pm Sun1:40 am8:05 am1:27 pm8:44 pm Mon2:25 am8:27 am1:47 pm9:26 pm Tue3:11 am8:48 am2:11 pm10:10 pm Wed4:03 am9:09 am2:39 pm10:58 pm Thu5:08 am9:29 am3:11 pm11:54 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:09 am10:28 am3:56 pm10:34 pm Sat3:59 am10:55 am4:13 pm11:17 pm Sun4:45 am11:19 am4:32 pm11:58 pm Mon5:30 am11:41 am4:52 pmNone Tue6:16 am12:40 am5:16 pm12:02 pm Wed7:08 am1:24 am5:44 pm12:23 pm Thu8:13 am2:12 am6:16 pm12:43 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 74 Low: 63 MONDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 64 SATURDAYPartly Cloudy High: 69 Low: 58 FRIDAYPartly Cloudy High: 76 Low: 65 Island Sun Weather Outlook March 30, 2018 Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 72 Low: 61 TUESDAYSunny High: 76 Low: 65 THURSDAYSunny High: 77 Low: 66 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:59 am7:12 am1:46 pm7:18 pm Sat1:49 am7:39 am2:03 pm8:01 pm Sun2:35 am8:03 am2:22 pm8:42 pm Mon3:20 am8:25 am2:42 pm9:24 pm Tue4:06 am8:46 am3:06 pm10:08 pm Wed4:58 am9:07 am3:34 pm10:56 pm Thu6:03 am9:27 am4:06 pm11:52 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:52 am7:18 am1:18 pm7:31 pm Sat1:32 am7:54 am1:44 pm8:15 pm Sun2:12 am8:29 am2:10 pm8:58 pm Mon2:54 am9:02 am2:33 pm9:40 pm Tue3:41 am9:32 am2:52 pm10:21 pm Wed4:32 am9:56 am3:12 pm11:02 pm Thu5:24 am10:11 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:04 am7:14 am12:51 pm7:20 pm Sat12:54 am7:41 am1:08 pm8:03 pm Sun1:40 am8:05 am1:27 pm8:44 pm Mon2:25 am8:27 am1:47 pm9:26 pm Tue3:11 am8:48 am2:11 pm10:10 pm Wed4:03 am9:09 am2:39 pm10:58 pm Thu5:08 am9:29 am3:11 pm11:54 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:09 am10:28 am3:56 pm10:34 pm Sat3:59 am10:55 am4:13 pm11:17 pm Sun4:45 am11:19 am4:32 pm11:58 pm Mon5:30 am11:41 am4:52 pmNone Tue6:16 am12:40 am5:16 pm12:02 pm Wed7:08 am1:24 am5:44 pm12:23 pm Thu8:13 am2:12 am6:16 pm12:43 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 74 Low: 63 MONDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 64 SATURDAYPartly Cloudy High: 69 Low: 58 FRIDAYPartly Cloudy High: 76 Low: 65 Island Sun Weather Outlook March 30, 2018 Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 72 Low: 61 TUESDAYSunny High: 76 Low: 65 THURSDAYSunny High: 77 Low: 66 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:59 am7:12 am1:46 pm7:18 pm Sat1:49 am7:39 am2:03 pm8:01 pm Sun2:35 am8:03 am2:22 pm8:42 pm Mon3:20 am8:25 am2:42 pm9:24 pm Tue4:06 am8:46 am3:06 pm10:08 pm Wed4:58 am9:07 am3:34 pm10:56 pm Thu6:03 am9:27 am4:06 pm11:52 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:52 am7:18 am1:18 pm7:31 pm Sat1:32 am7:54 am1:44 pm8:15 pm Sun2:12 am8:29 am2:10 pm8:58 pm Mon2:54 am9:02 am2:33 pm9:40 pm Tue3:41 am9:32 am2:52 pm10:21 pm Wed4:32 am9:56 am3:12 pm11:02 pm Thu5:24 am10:11 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:04 am7:14 am12:51 pm7:20 pm Sat12:54 am7:41 am1:08 pm8:03 pm Sun1:40 am8:05 am1:27 pm8:44 pm Mon2:25 am8:27 am1:47 pm9:26 pm Tue3:11 am8:48 am2:11 pm10:10 pm Wed4:03 am9:09 am2:39 pm10:58 pm Thu5:08 am9:29 am3:11 pm11:54 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:09 am10:28 am3:56 pm10:34 pm Sat3:59 am10:55 am4:13 pm11:17 pm Sun4:45 am11:19 am4:32 pm11:58 pm Mon5:30 am11:41 am4:52 pmNone Tue6:16 am12:40 am5:16 pm12:02 pm Wed7:08 am1:24 am5:44 pm12:23 pm Thu8:13 am2:12 am6:16 pm12:43 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 74 Low: 63 MONDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 64 SATURDAYPartly Cloudy High: 69 Low: 58 FRIDAYPartly Cloudy High: 76 Low: 65 Island Sun Weather Outlook March 30, 2018 Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 72 Low: 61 TUESDAYSunny High: 76 Low: 65 THURSDAYSunny High: 77 Low: 66 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:59 am7:12 am1:46 pm7:18 pm Sat1:49 am7:39 am2:03 pm8:01 pm Sun2:35 am8:03 am2:22 pm8:42 pm Mon3:20 am8:25 am2:42 pm9:24 pm Tue4:06 am8:46 am3:06 pm10:08 pm Wed4:58 am9:07 am3:34 pm10:56 pm Thu6:03 am9:27 am4:06 pm11:52 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:52 am7:18 am1:18 pm7:31 pm Sat1:32 am7:54 am1:44 pm8:15 pm Sun2:12 am8:29 am2:10 pm8:58 pm Mon2:54 am9:02 am2:33 pm9:40 pm Tue3:41 am9:32 am2:52 pm10:21 pm Wed4:32 am9:56 am3:12 pm11:02 pm Thu5:24 am10:11 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:04 am7:14 am12:51 pm7:20 pm Sat12:54 am7:41 am1:08 pm8:03 pm Sun1:40 am8:05 am1:27 pm8:44 pm Mon2:25 am8:27 am1:47 pm9:26 pm Tue3:11 am8:48 am2:11 pm10:10 pm Wed4:03 am9:09 am2:39 pm10:58 pm Thu5:08 am9:29 am3:11 pm11:54 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:09 am10:28 am3:56 pm10:34 pm Sat3:59 am10:55 am4:13 pm11:17 pm Sun4:45 am11:19 am4:32 pm11:58 pm Mon5:30 am11:41 am4:52 pmNone Tue6:16 am12:40 am5:16 pm12:02 pm Wed7:08 am1:24 am5:44 pm12:23 pm Thu8:13 am2:12 am6:16 pm12:43 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 74 Low: 63 MONDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 64 SATURDAYPartly Cloudy High: 69 Low: 58 FRIDAYPartly Cloudy High: 76 Low: 65 Island Sun Weather Outlook March 30, 2018 Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 72 Low: 61 TUESDAYSunny High: 76 Low: 65 THURSDAYSunny High: 77 Low: 66 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:59 am7:12 am1:46 pm7:18 pm Sat1:49 am7:39 am2:03 pm8:01 pm Sun2:35 am8:03 am2:22 pm8:42 pm Mon3:20 am8:25 am2:42 pm9:24 pm Tue4:06 am8:46 am3:06 pm10:08 pm Wed4:58 am9:07 am3:34 pm10:56 pm Thu6:03 am9:27 am4:06 pm11:52 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:52 am7:18 am1:18 pm7:31 pm Sat1:32 am7:54 am1:44 pm8:15 pm Sun2:12 am8:29 am2:10 pm8:58 pm Mon2:54 am9:02 am2:33 pm9:40 pm Tue3:41 am9:32 am2:52 pm10:21 pm Wed4:32 am9:56 am3:12 pm11:02 pm Thu5:24 am10:11 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:04 am7:14 am12:51 pm7:20 pm Sat12:54 am7:41 am1:08 pm8:03 pm Sun1:40 am8:05 am1:27 pm8:44 pm Mon2:25 am8:27 am1:47 pm9:26 pm Tue3:11 am8:48 am2:11 pm10:10 pm Wed4:03 am9:09 am2:39 pm10:58 pm Thu5:08 am9:29 am3:11 pm11:54 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:09 am10:28 am3:56 pm10:34 pm Sat3:59 am10:55 am4:13 pm11:17 pm Sun4:45 am11:19 am4:32 pm11:58 pm Mon5:30 am11:41 am4:52 pmNone Tue6:16 am12:40 am5:16 pm12:02 pm Wed7:08 am1:24 am5:44 pm12:23 pm Thu8:13 am2:12 am6:16 pm12:43 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 74 Low: 63 MONDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 64 SATURDAYPartly Cloudy High: 69 Low: 58 FRIDAYPartly Cloudy High: 76 Low: 65 Island Sun Weather Outlook March 30, 2018 Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 72 Low: 61 TUESDAYSunny High: 76 Low: 65 THURSDAYSunny High: 77 Low: 66 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:59 am7:12 am1:46 pm7:18 pm Sat1:49 am7:39 am2:03 pm8:01 pm Sun2:35 am8:03 am2:22 pm8:42 pm Mon3:20 am8:25 am2:42 pm9:24 pm Tue4:06 am8:46 am3:06 pm10:08 pm Wed4:58 am9:07 am3:34 pm10:56 pm Thu6:03 am9:27 am4:06 pm11:52 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:52 am7:18 am1:18 pm7:31 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FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Metes and Bounds Captiva 1998 3,252 $3,999,000 $3,750,000 174 Bonita Beach Bonita Springs 2006 2,784 $2,999,000 $2,910,000 111 Town and River Fort Myers 2003 4,611 $1,995,000 $1,550,000 460 Lake Forest at Shadow Wood Estero 2004 4,517 $1,745,000 $1,600,000 40 Solenzara Bonita Springs 2004 4,770 $1,650,000 $1,525,000 529 Caprini Miromar Lakes 2006 3,346 $1,595,000 $1,525,000 276 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2008 3,470 $1,100,000 $940,000 74 Not Applicable Fort Myers 2006 3,018 $925,000 $875,000 18 Glenview at Shadow Wood Estero 2002 3,021 $895,000 $862,500 137 Palaco Grande Cape Coral 1972 2,734 $879,000 $850,000 11