APRIL/MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET : 6:54 7:58 6:53 7:58 6:53 7:59 6:52 8:00 6:51 8:00 6:50 8:01 6:50 8:01 VOL. 25, NO. 43 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 27, 2018 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands by Jeff LysiakOne week after successfully releasing a critically endangered Kemps ridley sea turtle, officials from the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) released a sub-adult female loggerhead sea turtle following two months of treatment. According to Dr. Heather Barron, CROW hospital director, the injured sea turtle was admitted to CROW on February 26 suffering from brevitoxicosis also known as red tide poisoning as well as a condition called loggerhead anemia syndrome. On the morning of April 17, the loggerhead was brought to Lighthouse Park, where it was placed about 10 yards from the waters edge. Slowly and methodically, the sea turtle used its front flippers to crawl across the sand, continued on page 6 A sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle was released on April 17 photos by Jeff Lysiak CROW veterinarians carrying the loggerhead onto the beachCROW Releases LoggerheadBIG ARTS will host two fascinating exhibitions by aspiring young artists and those with physical limitations throughout May. Open Doors and Art by the disABLED opens Tuesday, May 2 with a reception and appearances by artists on Friday, May 4 continued on page 21 Sea Ray by Frank DiMaria image providedTwo Exhibitions Opening At BIG ARTS Live Band To Perform At Seahorse Festivalby Jeff LysiakAs part of this years Sanibel School Seahorse Festival, the Naples-based band Wilder Sons who are sched uled to take part in this summers Vans W arped Tour alongside acts including Sum 41, Taking Back Sunday and Less Than Jake will perform on the grounds of Sanibel Community Park. The Seahorse Festival, a family-friend ly event and fundraiser for the schools P arent Teacher Association (PTA), will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. It is being held at Sanibel Community Park for the first time. Wilder Sons was created in 2013 on continued on page 2 Wilder Sons photo provided
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 20182 Blind Pass Inlet Management Study MeetingThe Lee County Division of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in the Sea Pearl Room at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva, located at 5400 South Seas Plantation Road, to update the public on the Blind Pass Inlet Management Study. Lee County and the consulting team from APTIM (formerly known as CB&I) will present modeling results and accept comments and questions from the public about inlet management scenarios and next steps. A draft report is anticipated by the end of May, with a final report to be presented to local elected officials and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection early this summer for direction on adoption and implementation. For more information about the Blind Pass Inlet Management Study, visit www.leegov.com/naturalresources/ blind-pass-2016-inlet-management-planstudy. For questions regarding the Blind Pass Inlet Management study, contact Lee County Division of Natural Resources at SBoutelle@leegov.com or 533-8109 or the City of Sanibels Natural Resources Department at james. email@example.com or 472-3700. From page 1Seahorse Festivala humid back porch in South Florida by indie scene veterans Brian Blount (vocals/ guitar) and Jake Rubington (vocals/guitar). Both experienced frontmen of previous touring bands, the two joined forces to construct a beachy alt-rock style that is stimulating the senses of the progressive alternative scene. Transcendent guitar riffs weave effortlessly between catchy melodies, upbeat bass lines, and complex drum progressions, all of which paint a captivating backdrop to Brians reminiscent lyricism, the bands Facebook page noted. Wilder Sons continue to push the boundaries, creating a new sound that is pulsating through the prism of the Southwest Florida scene and beaming out to a national audience. Their 2014 self-titled EP created a strong local following helping the group land opening gigs with bands like The Story So Far, Copeland, Turnover, Further Seems Forever and Mewithoutyou, to name a few. In 2016, Wilder Sons, along with the help of their devoted fans, ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of their second EP, Scatterbrain. Around the same time, the group rounded out their lineup with the addition of Dan Springs (bass) and Nic Viens (drums), both seasoned musicians who add a refreshing dynamic to the foursome. In addition to the performance by Wilder Sons, organizers of the Seahorse Festival are planning a bigger and better experience for all. This year there will be food, beer and wine vendors including The Pecking Order, Keylime Bistro, The Bubble Room, Joeys Custard, Sanibel Deli and the Hawaiian Shaved Ice truck. JJ Taylor and Point Ybel Brewery are beer sponsors for the event, and Baileys General Store is the wine sponsor. Tickets for this years Blue Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament raffle prize, a 2018 street legal golf cart ($25 donation per ticket, or $100 for five tickets), will also be sold in addition to a 50/50 raffle. Silent auction items will include restaurant gift certificates, hotel vacation stays, golf outings, gift baskets, a sailing excursion on a pirate ship and roundtrip passes on the Key West Express, among other terrific prizes. The always-popular Kids Inflatable Area will feature bounce houses, slides, a basketball free throw game, plus a rock climbing wall. PTA President Kimberly Paulus also explained that each class from The Sanibel School is planning their own fundraising games and activities. The eighth grade class, for example, will offer a dunk tank, with various island celebrities taking a turn on the hot wet seat. Another class will put prisoners in a jail-style lockup, with funds raised through donations sought as their bail. Other activities will include cornhole, a fishing game, a musical game, card games and face painting. Allowing each class to conduct their own activity to raise funds is a win-win for everybody, said Paulus. Tickets for the Seahorse Festival are $5 for adults; children are admitted free. Wristbands at $20 will be sold for unlimited play in the kids inflatable area. Sponsors of the 2018 Seahorse Festival include: Gold Sponsors ($1,000 to $5,000) George and Anna Sampas, Invest Florida Realty Nicholas and Kimberly Paulus, PGI Homes Anthony and Tia Farhat; Silver Sponsors ($500 to $999) Dan and Mary Bell; Bronze Sponsors ($100 to $499) Jay Scanlon of Scanlon Lexus/Acura of Fort Myers, Ralph and Allison Quillen; Personal Best Sponsors ($25 to $99) Sanibel Charm-Lifestyle Blog. Businesses may purchase vendor tables to hand out marketing materials and freebies at the Seahorse Festival. Tables are $100 each. Event sponsorships are also available. For more information about becoming a sponsor or purchasing vendor tables, contact Kimberly Paulus at 8224044 or KimberlyPaulus@me.com.
3 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 Spirit Tree GivingThere is a spirit tree at RS Walsh Landscaping and In The Garden that benefits island nonprofits. The olive tree was chosen because it represents love and charity. The Community House and Sanibel Community Association were named the April beneficiary. All are invited to stop by and add their good thoughts, well-wishes and blessings to the spirit tree. Canvas tags are available in the garden gift shop for $2 and the entire amount will be donated to a different local charity each month. RS Walsh In The Garden 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. Cooking DemonstrationThere will be a cooking demonstration with Chef Jarred this Sunday, April 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. The theme is Fast, Healthy & Delicious. Menu features include: Curried Parsnip and Apple Soup; Quinoa and Leek Cakes with Salad and Tzatziki; and Hazelnut and Honey Pie. Cost for members is $45, guests are $55. Includes meal. Coming SoonWell-known professional French baker Andre Gratesol will be teaching a series of four progressive baking classes. Sessions will be offered on Thursdays in May. Cost is $50 per session or $175 for the series. On June 30, there will be a Smoke on the Island Hog Roast. A cooking camp for kids will be offered July 30 to August 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Cost is $50 per day per child. Parent and child (ages 5 to 9) cooking classes will be offered at 10 a.m. on select days. Watch for more details on these programs. The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, visit www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. The Community House Resident Chef Jarred Harris, second from left, will give a cooking demonstration this Sunday, April 29 photo provided Manatee Foraging In The MangrovesLorraine Cowl captured this image of a manatee eating mangrove leaves recently in a canal in the Del Sega neighborhood on Sanibel. Cowl said the manatee was pulling the branches downward with its flippers. She also noted that this is one of the reasons why mangroves are so important to local wildlife. Manatee eating mangroves in Del Sega photo by Lorraine Cowl
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 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 rfntbb b b b b b b b Find us on bb tOpen Monday-Saturdaywww.threecraftyladies.com Captiva Island Historical SocietyLooking Back: How The Snyder School For Boys Came To Buck KeyThis weeks image is The Punta Rassa hotel which was the headquarters for the Snyder Outdoor School For Boys in 1913 but burned down. The school was then moved to Buck Key. 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 information. Visit the Captiva Island Historical Society website www.captivaislandhistoricalsociety. org/archives/research to view many more images to bring you closer to Captiva. Newspaper clipping from 1975 featuring The Punta Rassa Hotel photo courtesy Captiva Island Historical Society Archives Summer Hours At Historical VillageThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will switch to off-season, summer hours beginning Tuesday, May 1. Summer hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The museum will be closed starting Wednesday, August 1 and will reopen Tuesday, October 16 on regular fulltime hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum staff and board members plan a busy off-season working on key administrative tasks and many museum improvement projects that often take a back seat during the busy tourist season. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is a nonprofit organization formed with the mission to preserve, share and celebrate Sanibels history. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS. Adult admission is $10; those under age 18 and members are free. The museum is handicap accessible. Single memberships are $40, family memberships are $60, and other levels are available. Call 472-4648 for more information or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org. Farmers Market Supports FISHThe Sanibel Farmers Market and its delicious fruits, vegetables, breads, cheeses and other items were greatly appreciated at the FISH Food Pantry again this season. FISH of SanCap and the Sanibel Farmers Market joined forces to provide fresh products to patrons of the food pantry. Betsy Ventura and Jean Baer, owners and operators of the Sanibel Farmers Market, organize the market throughout season, and often suggest to vendors that they pack boxes of unsold fruits, vegetables and goodies for the FISH Food Pantry at the end of every market Sunday. FISH volunteers unload the goods at the food pantry, located at 2430 Periwinkle Way. FISH and our clients greatly appreciate the generosity of the farmers market. We cannot thank Betsy and Jean and generous vendors enough for helping supply healthy choices for our clients. Their continued support and eagerness is an integral part of our programs success, said Maggi Feiner, FISH president and CEO. Our volunteer teams, some of which include island youth earning community service hours, who pick up from the market and organize our food pantry on Sunday afternoons deserve our heartfelt thanks as well. We could not provide these wonderful healthy foods to our community without their help. The FISH Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Those wishing to use the food pantry must reside in Lee County and complete an intake form annually. For more information on programs and services, visit www.fishofsancap.org or call 472-4775. Produce was one of the healthy foods donated by the owners of the Sanibel Farmers Market photo provided
5 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018Former restaurant owner Ann Walter reminisced about the Harbor House Restaurant for a group of Sanibel Historical Village volunteers last week. The Harbor House started out as Jacks Place, owned by Jack Cole. Known as a character, Cole had a shooting range in the back. Jacks Place was built in 1948, making it the first restaurant on the island. It has continued as a restaurant since that time. The Walters Bill and Anne purchased it in 1981, almost on a whim. Neither Bill nor Anne had any restaurant experience at all. But they made it work. The Harbor House received national praise from The New York Times, National Observer, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and many others. Bill and Anne gave everything their personal attention; everything was fresh and made from scratch. Walter and her husband worked on the restaurant floor almost every night of the week. People loved the fact that the owners were in the dining room. They were disappointed if we werent there, she said. The restaurant became famous for its key lime pies made from fruit trees growing behind the restaurant which were topped with meringue, making them unique. We went through 10 big pies a day, more in season, Walter said. I think Historical Village volunteers loved hearing stories about the early restaurants on the island, said Executive Director Emilie Alfino. And of course, Anne is absolutely charming. Everyone learned a lot. The Walters sold the Harbor House in 1999 and retired. The restaurant became Dolce Vita and is now Il Cielo. Bill passed away in 2014, and Anne keeps busy with a number of island organizations. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Beginning May 1, it will go to summer hours, which are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults over 18; 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 at the village. For more information, call 472-4648 during business hours or visit www. sanibelmuseum.org. Ann Walter with an artists rendering of the Harbor House Restaurant photo provided Restaurateur Shares Stories With Historical Village Volunteers
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 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: email@example.com, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Womens Guild Celebrates 40th AnniversarySt. Isabels Womens Guild celebrated their 40th anniversary at the annual end-of-the-year luncheon at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on April 12. The luncheon featured a tribute to the former members of the group and the installation of the 2018-19 guild board. The guild honored Joanie Jenks, who is an original member and was instrumental in organizing the guild. Karen Sartoris installed the new board members for the 2018-19 season: Annette Hendrick, president; Lori Schulz, first vice president; Vicki Bundschu, second vice president; Geraldine Mockler, recording secretary; and Dottie McGovern, membership. They joined continuing board members: Suzie Cullen, treasurer; Nancy DeBenedictis, corresponding secretary; and Pat Haggerty; publicity. The guild continues its original mission of working in an ecumenical spirit on service and social projects that reach beyond St. Isabel, offering fellowship to all the women in the parish. Membership is open to all ladies of the parish who are interested in joining their efforts. Outgoing board members, from left, Ann Heymann, Marikay Trimble and Francine Dale Joanie Jenks From left: Annette Hendrick, president; Lori Schulz, first vice president; Nancy DeBenedictis, corresponding secretary; Geraldine Mockler, recording secretary; Susie Cullen, treasurer; Ann Heymann, outgoing membership; Dottie McGovern, membership; Marikay Trimble, outgoing corresponding secretary; Francine Dale, outgoing president; Vicki Bundschu, second vice president; and Pat Haggerty, publicity photos provided
9 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 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. fl.goarch.org, 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, saintmichaels-sanibel.org, 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, email@example.com, 433-4901. 1975 Periwinkle Way Sanibels Only Positively Authorized Dealer! The Best Selection in Southwest Florida!
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201810 Earlier this year, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum announced that the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club had generously underwritten a portion of the value of an annual family membership to the museum for all Sanibel School families. To encourage those families to take advantage of this great offer, the museum has increased the membership to the $100 level to include reciprocity with other museums through the NARM program. The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world and has 985 arts, cultural and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, childrens museums, science and technology centers that offer their NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits. Kiwanis is proud to support the kids and families at The Sanibel School. To be able to help both our national shell museum and our island youth at the same time makes it even more worthwhile, said Jason Smith, president of the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club. For all those who have ever searched for the perfect shell, the BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum is a rare find. It is the only museum in the United States solely devoted to shells and the mollusks that create them. This accredited natural history museum is home to scientists, marine biologists, and highly-educated volunteers who are passionate about the study of shells, mollusks and protecting the oceans amazing biodiversity. The Sanibel School is honored that the national shell museum is reaching out to our families. Hands-on learning is key. It is exciting that our students are offered such wonderful opportunities here on Sanibel. Thank you to Kiwanis and the national shell museum for supporting the education of our youth, said Chuck Vilardi, principal of The Sanibel School. To obtain their free museum membership, interested Sanibel School families can visit the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and sign up at the front desk. The museum is located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Leigh Gay at 3952233 with any questions. Visit www. shellmuseum.org for more details about the museums programming. From left, The Sanibel School Principal Chuck Vilardi, Kiwanians Pete Bender and Eric Pfeifer, Dorrie Hipschman, executive director of Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and Jason Smith, president of the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club photo provided Free Shell Museum Membership For School Families For pickup only on Sanibel. All furniture in Good condition $1500.00 or best offer, Jim Urbelis (973) 216-4780 One-Of-A Kind Furniture Art Signed by Ikko Matsumoto Gopher Tortoises More Active In The SpringSpring days are a good time to spot a gopher tortoise, as Floridas only native tortoise becomes more active, foraging for food and searching for a mate. If you see gopher tortoises or their half-moon shaped burrow entrances, it is best to leave them alone. It is illegal to disturb or harm gopher tortoises, their burrows or their eggs. You can help a gopher tortoise cross a road by picking it up and placing it on the roadside in the direction it was heading. But only do this if it is safe for you to do so, and dont put the tortoise in your vehicle. Remember too, the tortoise is a land animal, so never attempt to put it into water. You also can help by using the Florida Gopher Tortoise smartphone app to report gopher tortoise sightings and learn about the species. For more information on gopher tortoises, visit www.myfwc.com/ gophertortoise. Gopher tortoise photo provided Led by our outstanding teachers! Register for one or all four weeks. Contact Director Ana Abella for early-bird rates and more information at Sanibel Christian Preschool: 472-0497 or check us out at www.sanibelucc.org/preschool.YOUR PRESCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN DESERVE THE BEST Preschool Summer Camp Coming this June! For 3-7 year olds 4 themed weeks June 4-8 Storytellers June 11-15 Fun and Fitness June 18-22 Amazing Race June 25-29 Water World An outreach of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 DCF License C20E0116
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201812 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 through April 30 On April 16, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) Sea Turtle Program reported the first sea turtle nest of the 2018 season. For only the third time in the history of the SCCF Sea Turtle Program, a Kemps ridley sea turtle nested on Sanibel. The Kemps ridley is one of the smallest and most endangered species of sea turtle in the world. We are beyond thrilled that our first nest of the season was laid by a rare Kemps ridley, the SCCF press release stated. Last year, SCCFs Sea Turtle Program reported a total of 684 nests on Sanibel; 650 loggerhead nests and 34 green nests, and 189 nests on Captiva. Both the loggerhead and the green nest counts for Sanibel surpassed previous records. Last year was the fourth year in a row that Sanibel has broken historic nesting records, so SCCF staff is hopeful that conservation efforts from the past 20 to 30 years are starting to pay off and sea turtle nest counts will continue to rise. Please keep the beaches sea turtle friendly by following these rules: Turn off or shield all lights that are vis ible from the beach. Do not use flashlights or cell phone lights on the beach. If necessary, use amber or red LED bulbs. Do not disturb the screens covering nests. They prevent predators from eating the eggs and the hatchlings emerge through the holes without assistance. Remove all beach furniture and equipment from the beach at night. Dispose of fishing line properly to avoid wildlife entanglement. Fill in large holes that can trap hatch lings and nesting sea turtles. Do not disturb nesting turtles. Do not to get too close, shine lights on or take flash photos of nesting sea turtles. Pick up litter. If you have any questions or concerns about nesting or injured turtles, call the SCCF Sea Turtle Hotline at 978-7283663. Kemps ridley nesting on Sanibel photo by Sharri StaggsTurtle Tracks Program At SCCFStarting April 15, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) volunteers began monitoring every inch of beach every morning of the week on Sanibel and Captiva because it is the beginning of sea turtle nesting season. The volunteers are looking for sea turtle nests laid the night before. Each nest will be staked, numbered, recorded and moni tored until hatching. Each nest will also be scr eened to keep predators out. Every year, loggerhead sea turtles are the most abundant nesters on local beaches. Every other year, green sea turtles also nest locally. The story goes that all the green sea turtles around the world nest on that same year and skip the next year. How does that happen? Last year was the year for green turtles to nest but will any nest this year? Join SCCFs sea turtle volunteers every Thursday at 10 a.m. for a Turtle Tracks program at the SCCF Nature Center, located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-2329. Last year, the SCCF Sea Turtle Monitoring Program volunteers attached tracking devices to green sea turtles to track where they went after nesting photo provided First Sea Turtle Nest On Sanibel A Kemps Ridley 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 product.www.tiltthepole.com www.resort-umbrella-solutions.com Norm Zeiglers Fly Bait and Tackle Shop 2242 Periwinkle Way, Unit 1, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 normzeiglersyshop.com 239-472-6868Come cast the new Joe Mahler series of y rods from Reilly Rod Crafters. Joe Mahler is a y casting champion, author, illustrator and y shing guide. Joe Mahler will conduct a casting clinic and show o the new rods on Sunday, April 29 from Noon to 3 p.m.We are a full-service y shop oering the nest y shing equipment, apparel, ies, books, artwork, and accessories. We feature Sage, Redington, Rio, Simms, Seaguar, omas and omas, Umpqua, Temple Fork, and other top brands. Our ies are tied by local experts. We book guided charters and oer y casting instruction.
13 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 (239) 395-2233 Open Daily, 10 a.m. p.m.www.ShellMuseum.org www.SanibeIlsIandVacations.com APRIL 2018MUSEUM SPONSOR DAILY CRAFTS AND TANK TALKS Its nesting season for Floridas waterbirds, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Audubon Florida are reminding beachgoers and boaters to give these birds and their young space to help keep them safe. This is a critical time of year for nesting birds and their young, said Craig Faulhaber, avian conservation coordinator for the FWC. By taking a few simple steps, people can enjoy a day at the beach or on the water without disturbing nesting birds and their chicks, which increases the birds chances of survival. Shorebirds and seabirds build shallow nests out of sand and shells on beaches in spring and summer, and eggs and chicks are difficult to see. Wading birds, such as herons and egrets, as well as pelicans, are also nesting now on islands around the state. Both types of birds can be easily disturbed if people approach too closely. Such disturbance can cause birds to abandon their nesting sites, exposing eggs and chicks to predators, sun exposure and other harm. Shorebird nests, eggs and chicks are well-camouflaged and can easily be missed and even stepped on unless people know to look out for them. The snowy plover, least tern, black skimmer, American oystercatcher and Wilsons plover are several of Floridas beach-nesting bird species facing conservation challenges. Wading birds and pelicans typically nest in mangroves and on tree islands. Reddish egrets, tricolored herons and roseate spoonbills have also experienced declines. Floridas coasts took a beating from Hurricane Irma in 2017, said Julie Wraithmell, interim executive director for Audubon Florida. We cant control impacts to nesting sites from weather, but we can protect them from human disturbance. This year it is more important than ever. The FWC has established Critical Wildlife Areas (CWA) to protect congregations of one or more species of wildlife from human disturbance during critical life activities such as nesting, feeding or migration. People can help keep nesting birds safe by keeping their distance from CWAs and other areas where birds are nesting or raising young. In addition to observing the marked-off areas around CWAs, people can also help by following a few simple steps while enjoying the beach this season: Keep your distance from birds, on the beach or on the water. If birds become agitated or leave their nests, you are too close. A general rule is to stay at least 300 feet from a nest. Birds calling out loudly and dive-bombing are signals for you to back off. Respect posted areas. Avoid posted nesting sites and use designated walkways when possible. Never intentionally force birds to fly or run. This causes them to use energy needed for nesting, and eggs and chicks may be left vulnerable to the suns heat or predators. Teach children not to chase shorebirds and seabirds, and kindly ask fellow beachgoers to do the same. Shorebirds and seabirds outside of posted areas may be feeding or resting and need to do so without disturbance. It is best to not take pets to the beach, but if you do, keep them leashed and avoid shorebird and seabird nesting areas. (State parks, national parks and CWAs do not allow pets.) Keep the beach clean and do not feed wildlife. Food scraps attract predators, such as raccoons and crows, which can prey on shorebird eggs and chicks. Litter on beaches can entangle birds and other wildlife. Spread the word. If you see people disturbing nesting birds, gently let them know how their actions may hurt the birds survival. If they continue to disturb nesting birds, report it to the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922), #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone or by texting Tip@MyFWC.com. You may also report nests that are not posted to the Wildlife Alert Program. For more information, go to www. myfwc.com/shorebirds and download the Share the Beach with Beach-Nesting Birds brochure. Or go to the Florida Shorebird Alliance website at www. flshorebirdalliance.org to learn more about how to participate in shorebird and seabird conservation efforts. For more information about Floridas CWAs, visit www.myfwc.com/cwa. A nesting black skimmer photo by Carol RizkallaGive Nesting Waterbirds Space
Plant SmartYellow Necklacepodby Gerri ReavesYellow necklacepod ( Sophora tomentosa var. truncata ) is a long-lived perennial shrub or tree and a member of the pea family. In the wild, its found in shell mounds, coastal strands, dunes, hammocks and salt marshes. This Florida native has a lot to recommend it wildlife friendliness, low maintenance, year-round butter-yellow flowers and attractive foliage. Use it as a buffer or in a wildlife garden, where it will provide cover for wildlife. A tendency to be leggy makes it suitable as a background plant. Multi-trunked with an irregular rounded crown, it reaches six to 10 feet in height and eight to 12 feet in width. The alternate leaves are glossy and evergreen. Hairy when young, they have 11 to 21 pairs of opposite oval leaflets that are three-fourths to an inch long. The showy irregularly shaped flowers are densely clustered and drooping on terminal spikes up to 16 inches long. Less than an inch long, they bloom at the branch ends, opening from the base of the spike to the tip. They bloom throughout the year, attracting bees, moths, hummingbirds, and butterflies, in particular, mangrove skippers. The seed pods measure two to eight inches long and contain up to nine seeds. They turn brown with age and persist on the plant. The pod, tightly constricted between each rounded seed, resembles a string of beads, thus the common name. This hardy species has a moderate growth rate and is highly drought and salt tolerant. It will adapt to a variety of conditions, even poor soil, although it needs organic content to do well. Give it full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Propagate it with the seeds. Self-sowing sometimes occurs near the parent plant. The seeds are a food source for birds and other wildlife but are poisonous to people. This plant is used medicinally to treat a wide variety of conditions. Another variety of necklacepod, Texas or hairy necklacepod ( Sophora tomentosa var. occidentalis ) is very similar to the native one, so be sure to buy plants from a supplier who knows the difference. The non-native variety with the velvety silver-green leaves is becoming naturalized in Florida and hybridizing with the native species. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio; Growing Native by Richard W. Workman; A Guide to Florida-Friendly Landscaping by Florida Yards & Neighborhoods; Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell; The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson; Wildflowers of Florida Field Guide by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela; www.fnps.org, www.regionalconserva tion.org, www.wildflower.org, and www. wildsouthflorida.com. Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. Clusters of flowers attract butterflies, bees, moths and hummingbirds The constricted seed pod inspires the common name Yellow necklacepod grows up to about 10 feet tall and almost as wide photos by Gerri ReavesISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201814 EXPERIENCE: HUNDREDS OF SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPES300 Center Road, Fort Myers FL 33907 PHONE 239.939.9663 FAX 239.939.8504www.NoLawn.com 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. City Of Sanibel Vegetation CommitteeAttract Birds And Butterflies To Your PropertyThe City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee is offering guided native vegetation and landscap ing tours of city hall grounds, planted exclusively with native plants. The next tour is on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 10 a.m. Walk the grounds for ideas on planting native vegetation that requires no fertilizer. See how you can plant a garden that reseeds itself with very little maintenance, is good for the environment and will attract birds and butterflies. Vegetation committee members will provide valuable information on proper planting and care of native vegetation. The City of Sanibel encourages plant ing of vegetation that is indigenous to the area as it requires very little maintenance, no fertilizer and no supplemental irrigation. Registration is not required. Attendees meet at the main entrance to city hall, located at 800 Dunlop Road, in front of the main staircase. For for information, contact the Natural Resources Department at san. firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 472-3700. The next tour dates will begin in October. The Natural Resources Department section of the citys website, www. mysanibel.com, offers information on native plants, a listing of licensed con tractors, Sanibels vegetation standards and codes, and the Environmental Reference Handbook prepared by the citys vegetation committee. The committee also offers free native plant tours. For more information, call 472-3700.
15 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 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 rfntb b rft ntb br bf b brf rfbb b bt b brfntbb 2018-04-26_SAN_Print.indd 1 4/23/18 8:54 AM Check out our new look!
Lots Of Fishing Options by Capt. Matt MitchellFishing certainly improved this week due to much more consistent weather conditions. Add bait that was much better and the wide variety of species that took part in the rod-bending fun, and it was a great week to be out fishing. Snook, trout, tripletail, grouper and mackerel were all part of the weeks menu for anglers. Although we still are waiting for the snook bite to go off in the passes, the big trout bite has been as good as it gets. We fished with live shiners rigged with a split shot to keep it down in the current, and limits of trout came easily in all of our local passes. My clients managed a few real bruiser trout pushing in excess of 24 inches along with lots of trout in that 17to 19-inch range. At times, this bite was basically every cast and made for a much-needed easy fishery that we have not had for what seems like months. During periods of slack tide, we switched it up and went dipping channel markers throughout the sound. Many of the intercoastal markers have man-made structures either right on them or just out from them. These structures can hold a crazy amount of fish. Catching gag grouper on almost every cast is a awesome thing no matter what size they are. Ive been starting out on these markers by dropping live shrimp on a jig head to reach the bottom, then once the bite is going off, switching up to heavier gear with a half-ounce jig head and a live pinfish. Trying to pull some of these larger grouper out of this structure is only what can be described as full-contact fishing. We also were lucky enough to catch a few keeper tripletail on these channel markers this week. Snook fishing remained a little tough with slower-than-normal tides for the majority of the week. Every time we snook-fished, we did catch a few but just never found that wide-open bite. Fishing mid-week with clients Melissa and Tom from Sanibel, we sat in a favorite sand pothole in the middle sound and watched dozens of 30-inch-plus snook just milling around. Even when I live-chummed these fish, we just could just not get them to feed. After camping and watching these big snook swim by the boat for well over an hour, Tom managed to get a bite and caught a 30-inch slot snook as our patience finally paid off. In and around the passes, look for feeding birds on schools of small bait to locate some really large Spanish mackerel. These mackerel are suckers for live shiners but will also readily eat spoons and small diving plugs. Further down the beaches, more and more tarpon are being spotted and caught as we get into prime-time tarpon fishing we experienced in May. Knapps Point is hard to beat to find a large school of early-season tarpon. First light and light winds offer anglers some of the best sight fishing for these tarpon, although many places in the sound hold these fish when conditions are not so perfect. Along with the tarpon, we are seeing more and more sharks both out along the beaches and in the sound. 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 email@example.com or call 395-1213. Tom from Sanibel with a 30-inch snook caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week photo provided ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201816 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Single hooks cause less damage than treble hooksCLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish
CROW Case Of The Week: Loggerhead Shrike by Bob PetcherThe loggerhead shrike ( Lanius ludovicianus ) is not related to a familiar sea turtle that is currently beginning to nest on local beachfronts, but rather is a thickbodied songbird that is so-named due to the relatively large size of its head as compared to the rest of its body. These tweeters sing during courting or do so to maintain territories. While smaller than a robin, the loggerhead shrike can attack larger prey and is nicknamed the butcherbird after its carnivorous tendencies. The gray bird with a black mask and black wings with white markings is known for impaling rodents, lizards and other birds on thorns or barbed wire so that they can return and eat their caught prey later. The shrike patiently waits on elevated perches and hunts by scanning the ground area, then dives at its prey and uses its thick bill with a small hook for killing. The northern mockingbird and Clarks nutcracker are similar bird to the loggerhead shrike. It is smaller than the northern shrike but has a similar call. At CROW, an adult loggerhead shrike was admitted to the hospital from northeast Cape Coral. The bird was found on the sidewalk, and the finder noted that it had ants on its face. When the bird arrived, it was noted in the intake exam to having swelling of its right shoulder and was suspected to have a fracture of the right coracoid, similar to a collarbone in humans. Loggerhead shrikes are a common species found in this area. However, we only see approximately 20 cases per year in our hospital, and the most common reason for admission is falling from the nest, said Dr. Robin Bast, CROW veterinary intern. The shrike was unable to fly at time of admission to the hospital, and because of its debilitated state, the ants were able to attack it. X-rays confirmed the right coracoid fracture. Shortly after its April 6 intake, the patients right wing was placed in a body wrap and the bird was given pain medications. The shrike had a body wrap bandage on its wing while the fracture healed and received physical therapy every three days, said Dr. Bast. Last week, the bandage was removed, and the shrike is currently on a week of cage rest this means it is only able to take short flights around its small soft-sided enclosure. In a few days, it will be moved to a larger, outdoor enclosure for the next step of its rehabilitation. On April 15, CROW medical staff inspected the fracture by palpation and deemed it stable. Three days later, the body wrap was believed to be no longer necessary. There does not appear to be any complications due to the fracture at this time, and it has normal range of motion in the wing, said Dr. Bast. It is building back strength in the muscles on the affected wing. By April 24, the loggerhead shrike was closer to being moved to an outdoor enclosure for more extensive rehabilitation. The patient will likely be released within the next one to two weeks once it has regained normal flight patterns, added Dr. Bast. 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 www.crowclinic.org. Patient #18-0961 is gaining strength in its previously fractured wing and is expected to be released within the next two weeks photo by Brian Bohlman SUN 17 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018
Shell Of The WeekGray Pigmy Venusby Jos H. Leal, PhD, BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum Science Director and CuratorWith 20 species and counting, the Venus clams family (Veneridae) is the most diverse (most species) of all the local, shallow-water bivalve families. There are species of many different sizes, ranging from the Brown Gem Clam ( Parastarte triquetra) at 3 mm (about 0.12 inch) to the large Southern Quahog ( Mercenaria campechiensis), which can exceed 150 mm (about 6 inches). Our featured species, the Gray Pigmy Venus, Chioneryx grus (Holmes, 1858), is one of the smallest (as its vernacular name implies) among the local Venus clams. The shell rarely exceeds 10 mm (about 0.4 inch) in length. It is elongaterectangular, with a sculpture of radial ribs crossed by weaker concentric lines. The background shell color in the Gray Pigmy Venus is not always gray; it can also be whitish or light tan. Internally, the shell is white, with purple-brown posterior area, and often with a purplish hinge. Learn more about local mollusks and their shells at hwww.shellmuseum.org/ shells/southwest-florida-shells and www. shellmuseum.org/blog. 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 www.shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum.org. The Gray Pigmy Venus, Chioneryx grus, from Sanibel photo by Jos H. Leal ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201818 Cocktails Outdoor Dining Gi Shop The New Island Favorite! SUNDAY, MAY 13 10AM, 12PM, 2PMADULTS $55 CHILDREN 412 $19 CHILDREN 3 & UNDER FREEPlus tax and gratuityGive Mom the Brunch She Deserves: Live Entertainment Bouquets for the Ladies An Elaborate BuffetMOTHERSDAY ATSUNDIALTo view the full menu, visit sundialresort.com/holidaydining. For reservations, call 239.989.1160 MIDDLEGULFDRIVESANIBELISLANDSUNDIALRESORTCOM Five-year-old Kavya Singleton from Carmel, Indiana found a junonia while taking a sunrise walk with her mom on the morning of April 17 at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. She found it all by herself and said, Mommy! Look what I found, this ones pretty! This was the familys first visit to Sanibel and third morning on the island. Kavya is new to shelling but loves it already. She is a big sister to her twin 2 -year-old sisters and loves to help them find shells as well. Shell Found Kavya Singleton photo provided
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201820 SCCF Earth Day Celebration Inspires Positive Changes Visitors attending the Earth Day celebration at the SCCF Nature Center on Sunday afternoon learning about affordable solar panel systems and the benefits of using alternative energy sources photos by Jeff Lysiak Jim Colliers T-shirt shared a poignant message on Earth Day Anna DeFillipo holding Earth in her hands SCCF Education Director Kristie Anders with Abby DeLoache Karen Turner and Diane Neitzel Anna Shork, inventor and co-founder of the LuminAID solar powered lantern, spoke to a capacity crowd From left, SCCF volunteers Katie Goulder and Mia Claridy with Andy Ginitro, signing up for the raffle Philip Puschel and Paul Roth checking out hardware on display David and Brenda Bass
21 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 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 From page 1BIG ARTSfrom 5:30 to 7 p.m. These exhibitions are dear to us at BIG ARTS and important to our community, said Executive Director Lee Ellen Harder. It brings much-needed awareness to these incredible programs. Each piece of art is created with passion, no matter the abilities or skill level of the artists, and it really shines. In Phillips Gallery, the Art by the disABLED exhibition of about 50 paintings displays the beauty of art created by artists with disabilities and highlights their achievements. It also helps extinguish the common misunderstanding of people with disabilities and reinforces their significance in our society, said Doug McGregor, organizer of the exhibit. We also want this to be an opportunity for us to connect with others in our community who would benefit from our program, McGregor said. Art by the disABLED, part of the Arts in Healthcare program at Lee Health, has a working relationship with The Lighthouse of Southwest Florida and Special Populations in Cape Coral. These two organizations provide a creative outlet for artists who suffer from disabilities ranging from visual impairment to lime disease. It can take a lot for some of them to get the brush to the canvas, but its a healing processes for all of them, said McGregor. There are various levels of artistic abilities, but they always give it their all. The BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery is a precious space to these artists who earn 60 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their pieces. Its the third year Art by the disABLED has been hosted in the gallery and it continues to grow in popularity. In the Founders Gallery, the Open Doors exhibit features works by students with exceptional ability in art, and the drive to paint, draw and expand vistas from traditional to post modern art. It also opens the door to children who have a financial need. It gives students self-confidence, a sense of dignity in labor as they work to figure out their composition, said Krista Johnson, organizer of the exhibition. Most of the works we will exhibit this year are colorful and based on nature, but some are abstract while others depict objects and people they see in everyday life. Students are encouraged to express themselves freely and develop their creative potential, said Johnson, who is an Open Doors instructor. This exhibition is also a chance for them to sell their work and earn all the proceeds. Both exhibits will be on view throughout the month of May. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road. For more information, call 395-0900. 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 www.southwestfloa.org. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. Joy by Riley Remus image provided
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Beginning May 1, CROW will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily presentations will be offered at 11 a.m. only. Wildlife Walk hospital tours will be offered Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, 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, April 27, 11 a.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. Friday, April 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m. $25 per person, advance reg istration 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, April 27, 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 ambas sadors will be present. Saturday, April 28, 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 development. 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, April 28, 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. Monday, April 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. Monday, April 30, 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 30, 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 neces sary 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, May 1, 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. Wednesday, May 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. Wednesday, May 2, 11 a.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, May 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. Thursday, May 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. ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201822 Coastal Keepers Offering Free Reusable BagsOn Saturday, May 12 at Baileys General Store, Coastal Keepers will hold an event to reduce the use of disposable plastic bags on the islands and educate locals and visitors about the harm plastic bags cause to the environment. More than 100 billion disposable plastic bags are used annually in the United States, making them one of the most common trash items collected on beaches worldwide. Plastic bags have a short usage time and are rarely recyclable, taking 1,000 years or more to decompose. They pose a threat to wildlife as countless animals each year become entangled or mistake them for food. The solution to this problem is simple bringing your own reusable bags when you shop eliminates the need for disposable plastic bags. On May 12 starting at noon, Coastal Keepers and Baileys General Store will partner to distribute reusable, washable canvas bags for free while supplies last. Coastal Keepers, formerly the SanibelCaptiva Chapter of START, operates as an independent branch of Sanibel Sea School to create and implement conservation initiatives that promote and improve the future of marine resources and coastal heritage. Additional BYOB events are being planned for 2018. Baileys General Store is located at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. For more information, email email@example.com. Customer carrying a reusable Coastal Keepers bag photo provided
23 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 Borrow Passes To Local Attractions With Library CardAs Sanibel Public Librarys Your Library Reimagined remodel project continues, the facility is open for normal operating hours. Popular services like computers, printers, high speed Wi-Fi, newspapers, puzzles and reference services are available. The other half of the library is being renovated, expected to reopen in early Fall 2018. The childrens weekly program schedule changes after May 3. The full schedule is listed on the librarys online calendar. Geared specifically for children in fourth through sixth grade, the After-school Clique will meet on Tuesday, May 1 at 3 p.m. Family Story Time for preschoolers will be held on Wednesday, May 2 at 10 a.m., repeated at 1 p.m. The After-School Crew (for children in kindergarten to third grades) will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 4. If your children love dogs and books, they might enjoy reading to Bessie, a bearded collie and a Reading Education Assistance Dog (READ). The READ program encourages childrens love of books by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend. Bessie will be at the library on Thursday, May 3 at 4 p.m. Readers can sign up on-the-spot, with the program finishing by 5 p.m. The library offers passes to four of the areas popular attractions: Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples (Cmon) and CROWs Visitor Education Center. In addition to checking out books, movies, music and magazines, you can check out these passes. Cultural passes may be reserved to check out for one week using a current Sanibel Public Library card. Call the library to reserve a pass and to get more information. For more information, call 472-2483 or visit online at www.sanlib.org.Sanibel Public Library cards are available to all residents of Sanibel and Lee County at no charge. Visitor library cards are available for a $10 annual fee. For more information about the Sanibel Public Library, call 472-2483 or visit online at www.sanlib.org. Daily Programs At Shell MuseumThe Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road, offers daily Tank Talks at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Daily Shell Crafts are from noon to 3 p.m. (Shell Jewelry from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays). Included with museum admission and no reservations required. Schedule subject to change. The museum also offers daily Beach Walks led by shell experts who are passionate about protecting the oceans biodiversity. The one-hour walk departs at 9 a.m. from the Island Inn lobby on Sanibel, 3111 West Gulf Drive. Space is limited and reservations are required online at www.shellmuseum.org or by calling 395-2233. Cost is $15 for adults 18 and older, $9 for ages 12 to 17, $7 for agest 5 to 11, no charge for 5 and under. Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum photo provided
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201824 rfnf nrtbf frf nf frr nfnfr r AIRPORT & LOCAL SERVICEwww.IslandTaxi.com firstname.lastname@example.org 239-472-4888 More Than a Ride! Call Madeline for Reservations Stand Up Paddleboarding: A Brief Historyby Ocean Tribe PaddlersWhen you see todays sleek, highly engineered stand up paddleboards, it is easy to think of the sport as a modern addition to our means of exploring the ocean. But people have been standing up to paddle in boats and on boards for thousands of years, for a variety of reasons. Nobody knows for sure, but researchers believe that Peruvian fishermen were probably first to stand up on their bundled-reed vessels more than 2,000 years ago, catching waves on their way in from fishing. There is also evidence of people in Polynesia, Africa and China riding their traditional boats in a similar way around that time. Then came Venice, Italys gondoliers (perhaps the best-known stand up paddlers) and Israels hasake paddlers first fishermen, then lifeguards who used boats designed for paddling in a standing position. The earliest photograph of modern stand up paddleboarding, as we know the sport today, is of the Hawaiian Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku, taken around 1940. He was paddling an Australian surf ski standing up. Soon after, surf instructors known as Beach Boys started to stand on their surfboards with paddles while giving surf lessons, making it easier for them to guide and take pictures of their clients. The practice caught on as a way for surfers to catch waves even on days when the swell was small, and Beach Boy Surfing was added to a major Hawaiian surfing competition in 2004. During the early 2000s, pro-surfer Laird Hamilton was photographed paddling a tandem surfboard in Malibu, California. The photos went public and the sport quickly caught on in the United States. Some studies have identified stand up paddleboarding as the fastest growing sport in our country, and new ways to enjoy it are being invented all the time. The rise of SUP yoga, SUP racing, SUP fishing and more has led to new board shapes, materials, and innovations over the past decade, and it doesnt look like things will be slowing down in the near future. Ocean Tribe Paddlers is a club that helps the Southwest Florida paddling community better explore, enjoy and understand the ocean. Visit www. oceantribepaddlers.org or follow on Facebook to learn more. Sanibel Sea School Executive Director Dr. Bruce Neill led a beach walk for members of the Captiva Island Yacht Club recently. The walk has become a post-Easter tradition, and has been organized for the past four years. We take a walk along the beach and discuss any interesting objects or creatures we find, said Neill. This year, we talked about seasonal changes in the ocean and fish migration, which felt appropriate for spring. Participants were also invited to use a seine net, and children were able to gently hold a pufferfish before releasing it back into the sea. Many of our yacht club families have come to Sanibel Sea School for years, and I enjoy watching the kids learn and grow, and be able to identify creatures. Many are summer campers, so its a nice opportunity to touch in with them mid-year, added Neill, who also explained the value of building partnerships between different organizations in the community, and expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to explore the ocean with club members each year. Dr. Bruce Neill led a beach walk for Captiva Island Yacht Club members photo provided Captiva Yacht Club Members Take Beach Walk
25 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 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.day 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.day 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.day 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.day 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 Non-Native Species Fishing TournamentsThe Southwest Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) will host its annual NonNative Fish Roundup for two weekends beginning Friday, April 27 and concluding Saturday, May 5 at Lakes Regional Park. Southwest Florida waterways are home to several non-native freshwater fish species. Many of these non-native species have a detrimental impact on the health and populations of the regions native fish communities. The roundup is intended to raise awareness about the harmful effects of releasing non-native fish species into local waters and to collect data about non-native fish distribution to assist wildlife manage-ment professionals with efforts to control these species. The competition is split into two separate events in Fort Myers and Naples. The roundups are team events, with one to four anglers per team in both youth and adult categories. The tournamet on April 27 and 28 will be held at Sugden Park, located at 4284 Avalon Drive in Naples. Competition begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 27; check-in between 3 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, with scales opening for weigh-in at 4 p.m. For children 12 and under, a non-native fishing blitz will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Avalon Lake in Sugden Park. On May 4 and 5, the tournament will be held at Lakes Regional Park, located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Competition begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 4; check-in between 3 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, with scales opening for weigh-in at 4 p.m. For children 12 and under, a non-native fishing blitz will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 within the lake at Lakes Regional Park. Participants must register in advance in advance at www.floridainvasives.org/ southwest to compete in one or both weekends. Registration is free. Fishing during the competition is permitted in all legal freshwater fishing areas in Southwest Florida, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Participants must follow all state and federal fishing regulations. For more information on state regulations, visit www.myfwc.com. Prizes will be awarded each weekend for largest non-native fish and most weight of total non-native fish caught. Additionally, a grand slam prize will be awarded to one adult angler and one youth angler who reel in the most diverse group of non-native species from either weekend. The event is co-sponsored by the Southwest Florida CISMA, UF/IFAS Extension, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Lee County Parks & Recreation, Collier County Parks & Recreation, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and the Naples Zoo. Fishing during the competition is permitted in all legal freshwater fishing areas in Southwest Florida, including Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties photo courtesy SWFL CISMAShared Use Path Repair Project Under WayThe City of Sanibel began repairing Hurricane Irma related damage to the citys Shared Use Path system on April 20. Because of the nature of the damage, the project will receive FEMA funding assistance. The city anticipates that the repair work will be complete by Friday, May 4. For safety, the areas under repair may be barricaded off from users. All path users are reminded to use caution while around and passing through construction zones. Each year, the city inspects all 26.06 miles of Sanibels Shared Use Paths and prioritizes the needs for repairs. Last years original repair project was completed, however, Hurricane Irma caused additional damage to the path system, resulting in the need for this project. Contact the Public Works Department at 472-6397 if you have any questions. Alexandra Cousineau, visiting from Acushnet, Massachusetts, found an alphabet cone, sharks eye and olive shell on Nerita Beach while staying at Periwinkle Park. The 12-year-old has been coming to Sanibel for her April vacation for 10 years, staying with her grandparents. Shells Found Alexandra Cousineau photo by A. Ziehl Jane Drew, visiting from Jersey in the U.K., caught a 22-inch black drum using a jig and shrimp while fishing off Pine Island on April 18. Jane Drew photo provided Fish Caught
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201826 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 www.iltesoro.net 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 1 oz coee-rubbed ribeye steak. NOW SERVING DINNER! Dec 15-May 1 Dinner Reservations Recommended The Community HouseSweet Cornby Resident Chef Jarred HarrisSweet corn is a member of the grass family and was first cultivated by Native Americans over 7,000 years ago. Corn is grown on every continent except Antarctica and is considered a grain worldwide, except for North America, which classifies corn as a vegetable.There are over 200 varieties of corn and sweet corn is used almost exclusively for culinary applications. It has the highest sugar content of any variety of corn. The most popular way to use sweet corn is eating it straight off the cobb. The United States produces 42 percent of the worlds corn and that makes America the largest producer of corn in the world. Sweet corn contains potassium, thiamine, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and protein. It also contains zinc, copper, iron and powerful antioxidants. Sweet corn is a staple vegetable that I always have in my fridge this time of year. As a youngster growing up in central Florida, the middle of April meant The Zellwood Corn Festival. Its a popular festival in central Florida, celebrating Zellwood super sweet corn. Zellwood corn has two seasons: the middle of April until the middle of June and the middle of September until the end of November. Here is a simple recipe for you to try using sweet corn. Sweet Corn Chowder Ingredients 1 stick butter 4 stalks celery (diced) 2 medium onions (rough diced) 3 sprigs of fresh thyme (leaves removed) tsp. black pepper (ground) 2 qts. chicken stock 16 ozs. fresh sweet corn kernels (removed from the cobb) 2 large russet potatoes (peeled and medium diced) cup heavy cream 2 tblsp. corn starch Salt and pepper Method In a large, heavy bottom pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the celery, onion, thyme and black pepper. Heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken stock, sweet corn and the potatoes, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook on a low heat, gently simmering for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Add the cream, then gently stir. Once the chowder begins to boil, add the corn starch and stir until thickened. Season to taste. Resident Chef Jarred Harris heads the Culinary Education Center at The Community House on Sanibel. For volunteer opportunities or questions, contact him at kitchen@ sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. Call To Artists For Juried ExhibitArts for ACT Gallery is looking for professional and emerging artists for an open themed group exhibit that will open on July 6. This years theme is Of Myth or Lore, which explores the stories humanity has created and passed on to explain the world around us. A non-refundable entry fee for one piece is $10, two pieces are $15 and three pieces are $20. Judge to be announced. Cash prizes include first place, $100; second place, $75; third place, $50; and honorable mention, $25. Artists can drop off artwork from Friday, June 29 through Monday, July 2 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Art sales involve a 40 percent commission retained by Arts for ACT Gallery with proceeds benefitting the ACT shelter. Arts for ACT Gallery is located at at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information, contact Claudia Goode at email@example.com or call 337-5050. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Woody Brubaker and Kathy Buda. Dusk Duo performs on Saturday and Wednesday. Woody Brubaker plays on Sunday and Tuesday. Mike Arnone performs on Monday. On Thursday, its Barbara Dexter.
27 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 For reservations, visit shimasushisteak.com or call 239.989.1160.DINNERANDASHOWOFFBest Sushi | Best Steak | Best ChefBest of the Islands 2017ATSHIMAJAPANESESTEAKHOUSE&SUSHIBAR*Must present this coupon to your server. Excludes alcohol and not combinable with other offers. Valid through 5/24/18. MIDDLEGULFDRIVESANIBELISLANDSUNDIALRESORTCOM Kiwanis Diners Delight Books Selling Out FastTuesday, May 1 marks the first day that the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Clubs 2018 Diners Delight 2-for-1 coupons can be used at local restaurants. As a result, the coupon books are being snapped up quickly. Restaurants look forward to the local customers the coupon book brings in at a time when the islands seasonal visitors are leaving town. A total of 28 island restaurants will welcome the Kiwanis 2-for-1 coupons this year, which range from casual settings to elegant dining. In addition to the boost in customer traffic, restaurants like the fact that the coupons encourage diners to visit new places they dont usually frequent, and to try out different menu items. From the customers perspective, the coupon books are the best deal in town, giving them two entrees for the price of one a potential savings of over $500 if all coupons are used. A limited quantity of the coupon books is made available for sale, and they sell out every year. Those interested in securing a coupon book are urged to do so soon before they run out. The 2018 books are available for a donation of $40 at Bank of the Islands, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank and Big Red Q Printing, or from any Kiwanis member. Proceeds from sale of the coupon books are used by the Kiwanis Club to underwrite recreation and education activities for island youth, including the Kiwanis Scholarship Program for students pursuing advanced education. photo provided by Tracie LantzAlcohol Ink is a solvent based dye that comes in a wide range of solid and metallic colors. The portable size and fine tipped applicators make them extremely user friendly. Inks work nicely on a range of surfaces including glass, ceramic tile, metal, wood, seashells and a synthetic form of watercolor paper called Yupo paper. Prior to working with Alcohol Inks, you will need to collect a few basic supplies. We recommend a minimum of three ink colors, a piece of craft felt cut into small squares, a spray bottle filled with Blending Solution or 91 percent rubbing alcohol, a smock or apron to protect your clothing, and a thick paper plate or a plastic placemat to protect your table top. Once you have assemble your basic supplies, you will need a sheet of continued on page 30 Supplies for creating Alcohol Ink suncatchers photo provided Alcohol Ink Suncatchers
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201828 SUN Book ReviewThe Whispering Room by Di SaggauThe Whispering Room by Dean Koontz, is a sequel to The Silent Corner and again features former FBI agent Jane Hawk as she continues her fight against an evil conspiracy that brainwashes people with nanomachines. Before she takes her own life, schoolteacher Cora Gundersun utters these words, No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this. The phrase is also uttered by many others in the same situation. When Coras secret journal is discovered, its contents lead the authorities to think she must have been insane. Jane thinks differently. The 27-year-old Jane is the most wanted woman in America because shes been killing the bad guys responsible for the murder of her husband, by making it look like a suicide. Using disguises and her brain power to avoid surveillance by government agencies that have been infiltrated by the company, she continues her search for the murderous billionaire whose California biotech firm developed the microscopic control mechanisms being injected into peoples bloodstreams. These people are bent on hijacking Americas future for their own monstrous ends, but they never banked on Jane, a highly trained FBI agent, to go rogue in order to detail their insidious plans. Jane finds a good friend in a cop, Luther Tillman, after a teacher in his Minnesota town drives a car bomb into a hotel and kills 42 people including the governor and a congressman. Driven by her love for her lost husband and by fear for her 5-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane has become an unstoppable predator. The Silent Corner still remains my favorite read, but The Whispering Room will not disappoint as the charismatic Jane turns into an avenger. Shes a new heroine who will continue her thrilling journey in Koontzs next book The Crooked Staircase available May 8. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My preschool daughter lied to her teachers twice last week. We discussed this with her and told her that lying is wrong, but I am concerned that she may have some type of psychological problem. Her teachers said that lying at this age is generally not a problem. Is this true? Jenna R, Cape Coral Dear Jenna, All children lie at some time or another. The key issue here is that you need to examine the behavior and see if the root cause can be determined. Lying, particularly with younger children, is often not serious but there is a range of issues that lying may represent from mild misunderstanding to fear. In your case with a young child, her teacher is probably correct since lying at the preschool age is very common and does not typically represent abnormal behavior. Young preschool-aged children often make up stories and tell tall tales. This is typical of this age because preschoolers enjoy hearing and creating stories for fun. Sometimes though, young children may blur the distinction between reality and fantasy which results in lying. This type of lying is usually not a serious problem, and children typically outgrow this behavior. As children get older, they may tell a lie to be self-serving, for example, to avoid doing a chore or to deny responsibility for their behavior. Parents should respond to these isolated instances of lying by talking with their child about the importance of truthfulness, honesty and trust. Older children and teenagers may also lie to avoid hurting anothers feelings, to protect their privacy or to help them feel psychologically separate and independent from their parents, as the American Academy of Adolescent Psychiatry has reported. Lying can become a bad habit if it goes unchecked. It can also indicate malicious behavior or emotional problems. Children may lie to get attention from peers or adults, to deal with daily demands or to cover up a serious problem such as substance abuse. If you find that your child has lied to you, you should take that opportunity to talk about their behavior. Parents are the most important role models for children and honesty is learned at home. The importance of honesty at home, school and in their community, should be discussed, as should alternatives to lying. This could be a great way to discuss and model how to problem solve. Teach your child different ways to cope and meet their needs without lying. And with the younger children, make sure to include a discussion about reviewing the differences between make believe and reality. If as a parent, you do see a maladaptive pattern of lying with your child that is serious and repetitive, it may be time to seek professional help. An evaluation by a professional child/ adolescent counselor could help both the child and parent understand and remediate this behavior. 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 email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Locally owned restaurant located on Sanibel Island, with over 9 years of experience. Our dough is made fresh daily, and we specialize in home cooked Italian cuisine and use quality meats and fresh produce from our local vendors. 1619 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 239-472-1581 & 239-472-1107 www.IslandPizza.net We have re-opened after remodeling! BOGO Draft Beer 11am-5pm BOGO Draft Beer 11am-5pm
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201830 BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series Faces Placesby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS Monday Night Movie for April 30 is Faces Places, a documentary unlike any other. A collaborative effort between legendary director Agnes Varda and photographer and muralist JR, the documentary takes the shape of a road trip infused with equal parts of artistic experimentation and awe-inspiring monumentality. There is an age difference of 55 years between these mismatched buddies, but they are perfectly matched. The things that happen during their wanderings around rural France are lovely, surprising and deeply moving. JR is a photographer with a habit of superimposing massive images of faces and eyes on walls, streets and rooftops. The two discover a mutual fascination with people and their environments as they tour in JRs customized van, complete with large-format camera and printer. Faces Places celebrates the farms, factories and shipping docks where everyday people make their living and create their lives. Their enormous portraits are pasted onto houses, trains, barns and town squares. JRs mission is to get ordinary people to take part in his work. An enlarged portrait of Guy Bourdain, a former collaborator of Vardas who went on to become a celebrated photographer, is put on a concrete bunker that Germans abandoned in World War II and ended up off a cliff and embedded in a beach. A visit to a goat farm inspires an artwork calling for goats to be permitted to own their own horns. The films finale is puzzling, heartbreaking and yet celebratory. It will linger in your heart for days. Faces Places runs 90 minutes and the moderator for the evening is Visnja Gembicki. This is the final film in this seasons BIG ARTS Monday Night Series. 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 www.bigarts.org, at the door or by calling 395-0900. image provided 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 Bacardi Rum Light or DarkKendall JacksonChardonnay 1.75 Ltr. 750 ml.$25.99$13.99Where the Locals Shop! 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 Poets Corner by Hannah Star RogersNight-Dwelling Lightning Whelk My heart is a translucent operculum b ut not too translucent and sometimes it opens automatically l ike a garage door, and otherwise t here is no budging it, a stone t hat cannot possibly be rolled away except by the miracle o f wanting to. Hannah Star Rogers holds an MFA from Columbia University and a PhD from Cornell University. Her writing has appeared in the Kenyon Review LA Review of Books Carolina Quarterly and Southern Womens Review May Programs At Captiva Memorial LibraryThe Captiva Memorial Library is offering the following free programs for adults and children in May: Adult Programs Coloring for Grownups, May 1 to 31 Available during normal library operating hours: Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The repetitive motion involved in coloring has a calming effect and adults have found this childhood activity a refreshing way to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness. Participants may bring their own materials or use those provided. Checkers, May 1 to 31 Available during normal library operating hours: Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Play classic checkers or try other versions such as Fox and Geese, Give Away, Shifting Pyramids, Corner Checkers or Goban. Instructions included. Alternatively, reverse the field and play Tic-Tac-Toe or Super Tic-Tac-Toe. Childrens Programs Checkers, May 1 to 31 Available during normal library operating hours: Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Play classic checkers or try other versions such as Fox and Geese, Give Away, Shifting Pyramids, Corner Checkers or Goban. Instructions included. Alternatively, reverse the field and play Tic-Tac-Toe or Super Tic-Tac-Toe. The Captiva Memorial Library is located at 11560 Chapin Lane on Captiva. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4890. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. From page 27Suncatcherstranslucent Yupo paper and a laser cut suncatcher. Next, lay your paper on your protected work surface and begin applying a few drops of color to your felt square. Dab the color onto the Yupo paper. Continue this process until you have used all of your colors. You can then apply some of the rubbing alcohol to your design by giving it a quick spritz from your spray bottle. Once you are satisfied with your inked Yupo paper, you can trace the outline of your laser cut suncatcher onto the page, cut it out and glue it to the back of your suncatcher. This activity is perfect for experienced and novice crafters alike. Visit the Craft Tutorial section of our website for a video about Alcohol Inks at www.ThreeCraftyLadies.com. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to Islandsunpoetry@ gmail.com. Each week, an individual poem will be showcased.
31 ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 FAST A AND FRESH T TO GO To advertise call: 395-1213 FULL DELI, BAKERY DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS COLD BEVERAGESCall us for your cookout, picnic and party needs. Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Daily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch Dinner Open Daily 6 a.m. 8:30 p.m.Restaurant & Deli Store Hours 6 a.m. 10 p.m. PIZZA & WINGS CALL A AHEAD 472-2555Across from CVS in Palm Ridge Place~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. Seasonal BOARS HEAD MEAT! FROZEN YOGURT & ICE CREAM Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y Voted Best Sushi239-395-6005shimasushisteak.com Sundial Beach Resort & Spa 1451 Middle Gulf DriveFRESHLY PREPARED SUSHITO-GO!For Dine-In Visit Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 2463 Periwinkle Way The Sanibel Sprout Follow Us On facebook: Vegan Cafe and Juice Bar The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. Filet Mignons Dining Awards: 6 years running 472-8138 Get The Word Out About Your Take-Out!~Advertise Here~ Pan Grilled Red Snapper with Avocado-Strawberry Salsa photo courtesy Fresh From Florida Pan Grilled Red Snapper with Avocado-Strawberry Salsa 1 jalapeo pepper, finely chopped 1 ripe avocado, diced 2 cups strawberries, finely chopped cup red onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice teaspoon sugar Sea salt, to taste 4 six-ounce red snapper fillets 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoons fresh lime zest Salt and pepper to taste Stir jalapeo, avocado, strawberries, onion, cilantro, lime juice, sugar and sea salt together in a bowl. Cover and set aside. Salsa may be made several hours ahead and chilled. When making ahead, add the sugar, salt and avocado when ready to serve. Preheat stovetop grill pan over high heat. Pat fillets dry then brush both sides with the oil; sprinkle with the lime zest, salt and pepper. Lay fillets on grill pan skin side down and cook 4-5 minutes on each side, turning once, until cooked through. Transfer fillets skin side up to individual serving plates. Carefully remove skin; top with avocado-strawberry salsa.
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NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands VOL. 25, NO. 43 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 27, 2018 BSECTION Weather and Tides pa ge 28B Sanibel School Recognizes Blue Ribbon Partnersby Jeff LysiakLast Friday morning, The Sanibel School hosted a Blue Ribbon Partner Appreciation Breakfast in recognition of community businesses, individuals and families who have made significant contributions in support of the award-winning K-8 educational facility. The April 20 gathering, held inside the schools cafetorium, included refresh ments, mingling, the presentation of rib bons and a musical performance by the schools Seahorse Chorale, who sang six songs including a Disney medley, the Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah and You Will Be Found from the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen Our students here are top notch, and the programs you are supporting are top notch, said Chuck Vilardi, the schoolscontinued on page 20B On April 20, The Sanibel Schools Blue Ribbon Partners were recognized for their support of the award-winning K-8 school. The gathering included refreshments, the presentation of ribbons and a performance by the schools Seahorse Chorale. photo by Jeff Lysiak submitted by Tom SharbaughLast Saturday morning, the City of Sanibel joined with the Sanibel Bicycle Club to officially open the newest rest area on the shared use path. A crowd of 50-plus enthusiastic users of the path system, including many yellowshirted bike club members, gathered to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony. Located on Casa Ybel Road at Middle Gulf Drive, the rest area is outfitted with classic white benches, a drinking foun tain, bike rack, shade trees and a map of the path system to help island visitors with directions. The location of the new continued on page 14B Gathered to cut the ribbon were, from left, Sanibel City Council member Holly Smith, Armstrong family members Brad, Sarah, Liz, Julie and Susan, and Sanibel Bike Club President Tom Batcheller photo providedPublic Hears Plan For Restoration At Bailey Tractby Jeff LysiakLast Friday morning, the first of three public information sessions regarding plans for the upcoming Bailey Tract Hydrologic Restoration Project was held inside the Visitor & Education Center at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. During the 75-minute meeting, Senior Wildlife Biologist Jeremy Conrad discussed the history of Sanibels fresh water wetlands and the Bailey Tract, the altered hydrology of that preserve, details of the restoration and what ben efits are anticipated. Another focus of the meeting was to dispel rumors of the project disturbing mating pairs of black-necked stilts that continued on page 22BNew Rest Stop Added To Sanibel Shared Use Path A group of visitors preparing to enter the Bailey Tract photo by Jeff Lysiak
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3B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 rfntb nbb rffntb ntbbbn bbbrt bbbbbbntr rf ntbrttfnt brttt ttr ttrf brrfrrfn tbt rtrf rfnt Sanibel residents Dr. Mark and Gretchen Banks made the winning bid for Myra Roberts original acrylic painting, Tickled Pink, at an auction held to benefit WGCU Public Media. The February 21 auction, held at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers, also featured a guided tour of the Sanibel-based artists Dream Peace exhibition. Officials at WGCU Public Media, a member-supported service of Florida Gulf Coast University, are grateful to Roberts for donating the painting. Tickled Pink was painted to honor brave women who have come forward to start the #MeToo movement, said Roberts. A week before Dream Peace opened on February 2, Roberts was interviewed on WGCUs Gulf Coast Live radio show. Dr. Mark Banks is a retired physician and health care executive and Gretchen Banks retired as an attorney with Cargill, Inc. The former Minnesotans began visiting Sanibel in the late 1960s and have been residents for a decade. He is on the board of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge. WGCU has been my constant companion when I am painting, Roberts noted. The Banks are longtime supporters of public media in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida and said, Educational radio is needed now more than ever. WGCU Public Media, in partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the Womens Fund of Southwest Florida, chose Roberts as one of five 2016 Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida. Nominated by the public, the selection of Roberts was based on her impact in the arts and social justice in Southwest Florida. From left, Dr. Mark Banks, Myra Roberts and Gretchen Banks with Roberts Tickled Pink painting photo providedSanibel Artist, Couple Help Support WGCUAre You Ready To Vote In 2018? The League of Women Voters of Sanibel wants you to know its easy to register and vote but you need to make note of these simple tips. Be sure you are registered and update any information that has changed in your status, such as your address or party affilia tion. You can do all of this online at www. Lee.V ote (or www.RegisterToVoteFlorida. gov). Be aware that you are removed from the rolls if you do not vote in at least one election during a four-year period. If you find yourself in that situation, just register again. In addition, ballots are not forwarded, so be sure the Supervisor of Elections knows where to send your ballot for each election. Sign up for vote-by-mail (votebymail@ lee.vote) and to check your status. The Supervisor of Elections will send you a ballot for each election you ask for. Most people dont realize their vote-by-mail status expires after two general elections; even if youve voted consistently in previous elections, you must renew your vote-by-mail request. Its easy to check your status and renew at www.lee.vote or by calling 533-8683. Vote-by-mail is especially encouraged this year because there will be 13 proposed Constitutional amendments on the November ballot. If you voted in 2012 in Florida, you will remember how long it took the ballot reader to process each page of that ballot which had 11 amendments on it. If you still want to go to the polls on election day, you can turn in the ballot you received in the mail when you go to vote at your polling place. Also, you can always check the status of your mailed-in ballot online. August 28 is the primary and November 6 is the general election. You must be registered at least 29 days ahead; the deadlines are July 30 for the primary and October 9 for the general. Go to www.lee.vote for more informa tion on voting, including who is eligible, polling places and early voting. The League of Women Voters of Sanibel is a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting an educated and participatory electorate. Later this year, the league will be distributing information on candidates responses to policy questions as well as pros and cons on the Constitutional amendments.
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 20184B 14860 JONATHAN HARBOUR DR., FORT MYERS 4 BR, 4.3 BA, Gorgeous Bay Views Deep Water Direct Access, Private Pool & Spa $2,995,000 MLS 217067299 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 JONATHAN HARBOUR 14380 RIVA DEL LAGO DR. #2002, FORT MYERS Luxury Residence/Condo, 3,800+ Living S.F. SW Exposure w/Vistas to Gulf of Mexico $949,000 MLS 218011332 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 RIVA DEL LAGO PENTHOUSE 2230 CAMINO DEL MAR DR. #4B1, SANIBEL 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Direct Gulf Front Beautiful Updates, Excellent Rental Income $799,900 MLS 216019723 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 OCEANS REACH 1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #G204, SANIBEL Great Gulf View, 2 BR, 2 BA $649,999 MLS 217049018 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 SUNDIAL 2445 W. GULF DR. #E35, SANIBEL 3rd Floor Unit w/Stunning Gulf Views Popular Complex, Excellent Rental Income $1,295,000 MLS 218006573 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 POINTE SANTO DIRECT GULF FRONT 2611 W. GULF DR. #C102, SANIBEL Beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Beach Views 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1st Floor, Sunset View $1,249,000 MLS 218016361 John Nicholson 239.849.3250 WEST IS BEST BEACHFRONT 413 BELLA VISTA WAY, SANIBEL Luxurious 4 BR, 4 BA Home, Direct Gulf Views Spectacular Remodel, Professionally Designed $2,495,000 MLS 218022814 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 COLONY BEACH ESTATES 17 BEACH HOMES, CAPTIVA Beach Home w/Extraordinary Gulf Front Views 2nd Floor Master Suite w/Waterfront Deck $3,395,000 MLS 218018805 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 SOUTH SEAS DIRECT BEACHFRONT 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 1656 MIDDLE GULF DR., SANIBEL Florida Style 3 BR, 4 BA Home Tropical Setting, Saltwater Pool & Spa $949,900 MLS 217077607 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 RELAX NEAR THE BEACH 1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #E104, SANIBEL Sensational Gulf Views, 2 BR, 2 BA + Den Walkout Lanai, Exceptional Rental History $899,000 MLS 218013189 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 SUNDIAL DIRECT GULF FRONT 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 2445 W. GULF DR. #B26, SANIBEL Popular Pointe Santo Condo, Weekly Rentals Spacious 2nd Floor, 2 BR, Gulf Views $759,000 MLS 217071623 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 GULF VIEWS PRICED TO SELL 1299 MIDDLE GULF DR. #232, SANIBEL Inviting 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo Beautifully Furnished Island Retreat $659,000 MLS 218005862 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 COMPASS POINT 721 CARDIUM ST., SANIBEL Remodeled, 2 Floors, Great Rental History Furnished, Large Pool, Excellent Income Producer $849,000 MLS 218022341Linda von Wowern, McMurray & Nette 239.223.3382 3 BR POOL HOME NEAR BEACH 2445 W. GULF DR. #D6, SANIBEL 2 BR Condo, Walk to Beach from Your Lanai $699,900 MLS 217070874 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 LOWEST PRICE IN POINTE SANTO 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 $3,550,000 MLS 217011639 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 1401 MIDDLE GULF DR. #Q404, SANIBEL Open Redesign w/Spacious Living and Dining Room $949,000 MLS 218014522 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT 1401 MIDDLE GULF DR. #N403, SANIBEL 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, Penthouse Condo Pleasant Sunset Gulf Views from Lanai $889,500 MLS 218025477 Cathy Rosario 239.464.2249 CAPTIVATING SUNDIAL
5B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 SANCTUARY STUNNER Newly remodeled 6BR/6BA premier golf course residence Ultimate location situated on multi parcels Expansive lake and golf course views Gorgeous pool and spa area. Beautifully designed Price $1,995,000 NEW CONSTRUCTION SANCTUARY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath of Luxurious Living Beautiful Golf Course Views Spectacular Lanai w/Outdoor Kitchen & Fireplace Coastal Modern Interior w/3 Car Garage Beautiful Pool & Spa Price $1,750,000 Romance rarity and history on Captiva gold coast Meticulously restored 1912 beach house on 131 of beach frontage Bay house offers covered boat dock w/20,000b lift 5BR/5.5BA w/multi pools surrounded by spectacular landscaping and privacy Price $7,900,000 Steps to Beach from this Great Location Only Lot Available in Captiva Village Potential Design Includes Views of Beach & Bay Walk to Beach, Shops, Restaurants & Marina Price $899,000 Beautiful Florida Style within Heart of Village 3/ 4 Bedrooms, 3,500 Living S.F. Original Owner, Well Maintained w/No Rentals Great Curb Appeal, Steps to Beach & Village Lifestyle Price $1,799,000 LUXURIOUS GULF FRONT Beach estate residence w/magnificent views Private Enclave Situated on 1 Majestic Acre Private Elevator, Theatre, Wine Room, Game Rooms Pool w/Spa, Outdoor Kitchen, Workshop, 3-Car Garage Price $7,995,000FT. MYERS BEACH Sunset Paradise. 4 BD, 4 BA Direct Beachfront Awesome Rental Income. Pool & Spa. Remodeled. New Impact windows, roof, Hard-i-Board Siding kitchen. Great Beach Location. Sunsets & Fishing. Price $2,750,000 GULF TO BAY ESTATE http://www.listandtour.com/15735nb.html Estate Offering Uncompromised Luxury Lanai, Superior Quality & Construction Guest House, Boat Dock, Pool/Spa Price $7,895,000 One of a Kind Waterfront Opportunity Main & Guest Houses/multiple boat docks Super Private setting offering magnificent Dinkins Bayou views Walk to Beach & restaurants. Incredible Location. Price $2,799,000 NEW PRICE Awesome Roosevelt Channel point location Big Water Views w/multiple newer boat docks Beautiful Florida style residence offering gorgeous Island setting Privacy within Captiva Gold Coast Price $2,750,000 TURTLE GAIT Island ambiance w/Euro design & quality Situated on 1.3 acres w/all new concrete construction Main house w/ separate guest quarters Award winning infinity edge pool Price $2,795,000 NEW PRICE NEW LISTING NEW NEW PRICE NEW LISTING Oversized Lot on Sanibel East End Cleared Offering Awesome Water Views Natural Shoreline w/Sandy Beach to Walk Option of Deep Water Dockage for Large Yacht Best of the Best/Last Undeveloped Estate Sized Bayfront ParcelPrice $2,995,000 Huge Price Reduction Motivaed Sellers Bring Offers
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 20186B Judy Reddington(239) 851-4073 SPACIOUS SCREENED POOL 70 FOOT DOCK VIP R G B PLocated on a direct access canal to the Gulf Well-maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home New Hot Water Heater$1,298,000Reduced! CROW Honored With Chrysalis AwardThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) was awarded the Chrysalis Award in the category of Eco-Innovation at the 9th annual Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show on April 19 at the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce honored six local individuals and businesses who positively influence Lee County. The 19 businesses and four individuals nominated for Chrysalis Awards were judged on innovation in their respective category. The judges also focused on how the nominees distinguished themselves in the community, the results of their efforts to promote the destination and their contributions to business and tourism partnerships for the overall benefit of the county. We are incredibly humbled to be recognized with this prestigious award, said Linda Estep, executive director of CROW. We owe huge thanks to the many individuals who support our organization and help us save the wildlife that makes Southwest Florida a top destination for visitors. In addition to saving wildlife through state-of-the-art veterinary care, research and conservation medicine, CROW also offers an opportunity for travelers and residents to learn about local wildlife in its Visitor Education Center, located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The center features interactive exhibits, childrens areas, live feed cameras of rehabilitation areas, live animal exhibits showcasing native versus invasive species, and daily presentations by staff. CROW also offers an in-depth look behind the scenes of its hospital through its Wildlife Walk program. The approximately hour and a half program includes admission to the center, daily presentation and a guided tour that walks through the history of the organization, its student programs, and the process it takes to rehabilitate Southwest Floridas native and migratory wildlife. Beginning May 1, CROWs Visitor Education Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and presentations are offered daily at 11 a.m. Wildlife Walk programs are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. Advanced registration for Wildlife Walks is required. Registration can be done by phone at 472-3644 ext. 229. For a schedule of presentation topics or for more information, visit www. crowclinic.org. The CROW team accepting the Chrysalis Award for Eco-Innovation, from left, Brian Bohlman, Dr. Heather Barron, Rob Lisenbee, Paul BenSusan, Linda Estep, Breanna Frankel, Mary Schoeffel and Rachel Rainbolt photo provided Chrysalis Awards: Best Of Business And TourismThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce recently honored six local individuals and businesses who positively influence Lee County at the Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. The 2018 Chrysalis Award honorees celebrated for their positive impact on the local community were: Business Development: Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Cultural Achievement: Alliance for the Arts Eco-Innovation: CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) Education: The Laboratory Theater of Florida Sales & Marketing: HelloSWFL Business Tourism Leader: Courtney Fraser/Eat Local Lee The event, prior to National Travel and Tourism Week, May 6 to 12, celebrates the successful collaboration between tourism and the community to maintain and enhance tourism as the major economic engine for Lee County. IberiaBank is the presenting sponsor. These are the MVPs of tourism and business in Lee County, said Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass, chairman of the Lee Board of County Commissioners as well as the Tourist Development Council. Their commitment to excellence goes a long way toward benefiting our community and our citizens. The 19 businesses and four individuals nominated for Chrysalis Awards were judged on innovation in their respective category. The judges also focused on how the nominees distinguished themselves in the community, the results of their efforts to promote the destination and their contributions to business and tourism partnerships for the overall benefit of the county. Honorees were recognized for their commitment to excellence in improving community growth and creating job opportunities for the citizens of Lee County. The awards event was attended by members of the local business and tourism community. Tourism brings an estimated $3 billion annually into the local economy and accounts for one in five jobs in Lee County.
7B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018Lions Support Southeastern Guide DogsThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club has been a longtime supporter of the Southeastern Guide Dogs organization that pairs well-trained dogs with the visually impaired and veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Its for those who cannot see and those who have seen too much. Its not really our goal to be the biggest organization training guide dogs, just the best, said Ron Bloom of Southeastern Guide Dogs, who was the guest speaker, along with Carole Bloom, at the Lions March dinner meeting. We train 100 dogs per year and there is a 20-day training program for the recipient, who receives a dog for life through us. Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs throughout the United States. Its a nonprofit training dogs of the highest pedigree all without government funds. The most impressive thing about working with this organization is meeting those who have received a dog and hear their story, added Ron. It truly changes their life. The Lions recently presented a generous donation to the organization, which made an appearance at the annual arts and crafts fair to draw attention to its work and highlight its partnership with the club. Sight is one of the Lions defining causes, so we believe the work of the Southeastern Guide Dogs is very important, said Lion President Tom Nachazel. The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Induction Dinner for 2018-19 new board and officers will be held on May 2 at Thistle Lodge. Dr. Brian Healy will speak on Chinese medicine and acupuncture at the May 16 meeting. Visiting Lions are welcome to attend. To learn more about becoming a Lion, contact membership chairman Steve Schulz at stevenschulz@comcast. net or 233-6261, or visit www. sanibelcaptivalions.org. Southeastern Guide Dogs ambassadors made an appearance at the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Arts & Crafts Fair to draw attention to the organizations mission Sanibel-Captiva Lions Rick Wagner, Jeff MacDonald and Bob Kern, center, present a donation to Carole Bloom and Ron Bloom of Southeastern Guide Dogs photos provided 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 www.SanibelCaptivaRealEstateGuide.com REDUCED Buying, Selling or Just Want to Chat... Talk to Chuck! 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 3790 West Gulf Dr. Across From Beach! Fabulous renovation of this 3 BD, 2-1/2BA plus ofce elevated home Great room with gas replace. Kitchen, dining and master all access the screen enclosed deck overlooking the oversized salt water pool$1,699,000 9248 Kincaid Court Perfect investment opportunity. 2 BR/1BA; Close to school and Rec Center; Move in ready!$475,000 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 Saeshells of Sanibel #43 2BR/2BA with 3-day minimum rentals. Quiet location, deeded beach access close by. A great investment opportunity. $379,000 CHUCK@CHUCKBERGSTROM.COM CHUCK BERGSTROM Island Resident Award Winning Realtor Direct: 239-209-6500
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 20188B REAL ESTATE TOP PRODUCERS John R. Wood Island Real EstateThe top producers at John R. Wood Island Real Estate for the month of March were: Dave Russ, top lister; Kris Cardinal, top closed sales; Tom and Elise Starr, top pending sales; and Julie Oberlin and Allie Oberlin, production award: Julie Oberlin & Allie Oberlin. Tom and Elise Starr Dave Russ Julie Oberlin Kris CardinalJohn Naumann & Associates The top associates for the month of March at John Naumann & Associates were: LeAne Taylor Suarez, top listing agent; Larry Hahn and Debbie Hoofer, top listing team; Nancy Finch, top sales agent; and George Kohlbrenner and Jane Reader Weaver, top sales team. LeAne Taylor Suarez Larry Hahn Debbie Hoofer Nancy Finch George Kohlbrenner Jane Reader WeaverRE/MAX of the IslandsThe top producers at RE/MAX of the Islands for the month of March were: Sarah Ashton, top marketing associate; and Chuck Andrews, top selling associate. Sarah Ashton Chuck AndrewsJohn Gee RealtyThe top producers for the month of March at John Gee Realty were: Bob Hodosky, top producer; and Will Compton, top sales. Bob Hodosky Will Compton To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Captiva Panel ReportThe outpouring of comments and ideas from the community in response to the recent community survey conducted by the panel was overwhelming, with a response rate near 25 percent. All the information collected and analyzed to date is available on the panel website at www.captivacommunitypanel. com under the Captiva Code section. Included is an aggregate of survey responses, a brief analysis of those, and all the comments provided under all the various topic areas and other questions. A more detail analysis is expected to be presented at the panels May 8 meeting, and will be posted online in advance of that meeting. The next meeting of the Captiva Community Panel is set for Tuesday, May 8 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms at Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all islanders and the public. A more detailed review of the recent community survey will be presented, part of the public input process for the ongoing update of the Captiva Code. Input from this survey and the four community workshops will be discussed at the May 8 panel meeting, and will serve as the basis for research and review over the summer. Possible options on these issues will be discussed with the community in the fall. Among the other agenda items will be an update on the planned upgrades to the panel website, plus committee reports and updates from other island organizations. The next meeting will be held on June 12. Information and background documents are available online at www. captivacommunitypanel.com. The next meeting of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District board is Wednesday, May 9 beginning at 1 p.m. at Tween Waters Inn. Call the district at 472-2472 or go to www.mycepd.com for more information.
9B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 Superior InteriorsColor Trendsby Linda CoinColor is a key ingredient in decorating it adds life, excitement and fun to our rooms. Color has a large impact on us it can affect things such as our moods, our appetite and our working efficiency. Heres a look at some hot new color trends that you might consider for your next decorating project. The new neutrals are classic and sophisticated. Hues of gray, from pale to deep, are the top trend in the neutral palette. They also link the area between black, which may be too severe, and taupe, which may not be strong enough. These grays are classy and are at home in any room. Rich browns such as mink, espresso and chocolate are other neutrals that are key to the home fashion palette. Emerging as a hot fashion color last fall, purple is not just a fad. Look for gray violets as an accent color or neutral, as well as deeper purples in a huge range of products. Mauve is making a comeback as an accent but also serves as a neutral now. Purple, silver and gray create a lovely color palette for the contemporary living room or a guest room. Passionate, warm and inviting the red and orange family will have a strong presence moving forward. From softer orange tones to hot and spicy shades of red and orange, they are great at livening up a space. Crimson, tangerine and cool apricot add life and spice up any room whether it is with paint or adding trendy accessories in these striking colors. Cool and calm blues are relaxing and still a hot trend, especially in Southwest Florida. Watery blues, sea glass, spa blue and sky blue will help you create a tranquil and peaceful feeling. They are ideal for bedrooms and baths where relaxation is key. Expect several versions of pink, from modest blush to barely-there beige-pinks to vibrant pinks some with hints of purple and coral. They are all great color choices for those extra special accents. Complementary colors are huge. Whether its black and white or blue and green, opposite shades can make a room more exciting. Use neutrals in opposite sides of the spectrum for an elegant, distinct look or couple primary colors for a more daring result. Dont know where to start? Use colors that are in keeping with your surroundings. If you have a gorgeous view, neutrals will make the view stand out. If your home is lacking in architectural interest, the addition of color will add some. Finally, color is a personal choice. When choosing colors, think about what colors look good on you and make you happy and ask, what do I want to feel when I am in this space? Choose a color palette that reflects that. Linda Coin is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. At its April annual meeting, the members of the Island Water Association, Inc. elected directors for the coming term. Ralph Sloan retired from the board after having served five years, this past year as president. Maureen OBrien was elected to her first two-year term. Current board member Bruce Neill was re-elected to his second two-year term. OBrien and Neill join other directors, Paul Garvey, Ken Kouril and Dennis Berry. IWA board officers for 2018 include: Dennis Berry, president; Paul Garvey, secretary; and Maureen OBrien, treasurer. Incorporated in 1965, the Island Water Association, Inc. is a nonprofit memberowned utility providing potable water to the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. It is governed by a board of five volunteer directors who may serve a total of three two-year terms. From left, Maureen OBrien, Paul Garvey, Bruce Neill, Dennis Berry and Ken Kouril photo providedIsland Water Association Elects Board Of Directors
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201810B 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 Island Seniors Hold Mahjong Season FinaleOnce a month during the winter season, a mahjong tournament is held for members of the Island Seniors. Due to building constraints, the Center 4 Life facility is unable to accommodate these tournaments. Each tournament lasts from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with five or six tables (20 to 24 players). There are only a few homes that can accommodate that many people and/or tables. In 2018, the tournaments were hosted by Gay Nichols, Katie Reid and Susan Riley. The final tournament for this season was held on April 13. Being an all-day affair, it starts with breakfast and socialization, moves into three rounds (12 games), then lunch followed by two more rounds (eight games) and ends with coffee, dessert and prizes. Lucille Nadeau and Kate Dietrich photos provided From left, Anita Force Marshall, Carole Myer and Anne Scott From left, Shirley Rigsby, Pat Macchia and Gay Nichols From left, Pat Hammond, Ruth Bringer and Susan Riley The Finest in Outdoor FurnishingsSouth Ft. Myers 239-481-610015121 S. Tamiami Tr. ( mile south of Gladiolus at Jamaica Bay & 41) Bonita Springs 239-495-090028811 S. Tamiami Tr. ( mile south of Bonita Beach Rd.)Naples 239-262-00853666 N. Tamiami Tr. (next to Mels Diner)Sarasota 941-217-65477606 South Tamiami Tr. Ste. 101NOW OPENMon.-Sat. 10am-6pm | Sunday 12-5pm | www.ElegantOutdoors.comIn-Home White Glove Delivery~Worldwide Shipping~Designer Rewards Program Family Owned And Operated SAVINGS UP TO 50% OFF MSRP DURING OUR FACTORY AUTHORIZED SALE FORT MYERS LOCATION ONLYSave an ExtraStock and Special OrderMin purchase $2000. Excludes prior purchases, clearance and Tommy Bahama. Exp. 5/3/1815% OFFVOTED TOP 5 OUTDOOR FURNITURE STORES IN THE USA
11B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 Realtors Continue Community EffortsThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) held its 7th annual Beer in the Bushes fundraiser on March 31. Guests were treated to craft beer tastings, dinner, live music, dancing and other surprises. Participants dressed in Soul Train attire of the s era. Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors (SCIAR) members Connie Walters, Anna Turner, Eric Pfeifer and Joel Goodman were among the realtors enjoying the festivities. Along with supporting and attending Beer in the Bushes, the Association of Realtors has its own End of Season Party and Water Quality Auction in May to benefit SCCF, with all proceeds going towards water quality efforts such as the SCCF Marine Labs RECON Network, and policy advocacy work on water quality and restoration. If you would like to donate items to this water quality auction to aid SCCF, you may drop off any donations to the Association of Realtors office or contact your local realtor. SanCap Cares held its 18th annual Island Celebration on April 8, which raised money to support pediatric mental and behavioral health programs being spearheaded by Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Realtors on the SanCap Cares committee include co-chair Valerie Tutor, Kasey Albright, Melissa Rice and Amy Wainwright. Realtor guests at the event included Jim Hall, Ted Benjamin and Mary Lou Bailey. SCIAR is also running a food drive for FISH of SanCap. Throughout the next couple weeks, realtors will be collecting non-perishable items to help fill the food pantry at FISH. If you have leftover non-perishables from your winter stay or would like to donate any items, let your local realtor or vacation rental company know or drop it off at 2353 Periwinkle Way, Suite 201 directly behind the Winds Beach Shop above Finnimores Bike Rentals. Look for updates on other upcoming community projects. Karen and Jim Hall with Sunny and Sparkle at SanCap Cares Island Celebration to benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital photos provided Ted and Carol Benjamin at SanCap Cares Island Celebration Connie Walters and Anna Turner at SCCFs Beer in the BushesLCEC RecyclesFrom volunteering in the community to fundraising for organizations like the United Way to providing local environmental funding awards, Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) believes in taking an active role in making communities and the environment a better place to work and live. Another less obvious way that LCEC gives back is through recycling. Each year, aluminum, copper, steel and other equipment is recycled to generate revenue that is reinvested into the system. In addition, materials such as plastic, paper and wood are routinely recycled, and employees and contractors are encouraged to participate. Last year alone, LCEC recycled 1.7 million pounds of recycled aluminum, copper and other materials as well as 38,510 pounds of paper. Recycling is just another way LCEC is proud to help energize the community. Everything has been completed to make this your place in paradise. Pack your bags, move in and enjoy lovely gulf views from this beautifully remodeled 2 BD/2 BA condominium located in a low density residential complex. Recent renovations provide comfortable coastal style with attention to detail that is not often found. The complex includes well maintained amenities such as covered parking, pool, spa, tennis and pickle ball. It is located very close to Tarpon Bay Road for easy access to bike paths, shopping and restaurants. 2777 West Gulf Dr. #103Comfortable island living is found throughout this 2 BD/2 BA plus den home. Very conveniently located on Sanibel, you can enjoy a bike ride or stroll to many island amenities, including the beach. The bike path is just around the corner from this home making it easy to walk and bike around the island. Come home to a quiet neighborhood and enjoy a lovely breeze with nature views from the large screened back porch. Updates include radiant heat and all windows are impact rated glass and front door is wind rated. 1717 Atlanta Plaza Dr.REAL ESTATE EXPERTSW Florida, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva Islands is All About HomeCathie Lewis, RealtorPhone: 239-745-7367 Cathie@AllAboutHome.LifePfeifer Realty Group Listed at $455,000 Listed at $810,000 Sanibel Captiva Island SpecialistI will sincerely work for you
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201812B Trust Company Hosts Spring CelebrationThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company hosted its annual Spring Celebration once again at Casa Ybel Resort last Thursday evening. The trust company team thanked their clients, community partners and friends for their patronage and community commitment. More than 200 guests enjoyed the ideal weather during the early evening function on the gulf front lawn. An array of heavy hors doeuvres and cool drinks were served under a tent, while John McLane played steel drums and other music selections for the crowd. Founder and chairman Al Hanser said, Every year this group seems to get larger and larger, and thats a testament to the growth of our company. Youve helped make that happen and we are sincerely grateful. He went on to say, The guests here tonight are a microcosm of our community valued clients whom we consider our friends; leaders of local charities who work tirelessly for our community, and business owners and city leaders who contribute to the culture of the islands and attract thousands of visitors to our community every year. We are proud to be among you. Another season will soon fade on Southwest Florida as locals take a brief break and prepare for summer vacationers and next fall. From left, Sally Slay, Graham Whitlow and Janet Ingersoll From left, trust company hosts Gail Latino, Kristi Lane and Frances Steger welcome guests Guests Valerie Tutor, Antonette McDonald, Catherin Anderson, Dulce Doss and Mandy Greenstein ham it up with Trust Company CEO Terry Igo Al Hanser, founder and chairman of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, left, greets guests as they arrive at the last event of the season From left, Janina Galante and friend Jolanda share a laugh with trust company host Steve Greenstein From left, Al Hanser with Priscilla and Doug Viets photos provided
13B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 Guests enjoyed a buffet under the tent Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra and Al Hanser pose for their annual photo From left, Barry Gordon with friends Don and Dee Hunter From left, Marilee Wood, Ed Anderson and Marty Arnowitz with Al Hanser From left, Steve Kreter, Robin and Doug Cook with Dave Essig AJ and Sunny Scribante Al Hanser thanks his guests From left, Chip Roach, Al Hanser, Ralph Clark and Ken Kouril From left, Steve Brown, trust company CIO Ian Breusch and Judie Zimomra
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201814B Island Seniors At Center 4 LifeMeet your friends and make some new ones at the Center 4 Life. Browse through the following activi ties, then stop by to sign up. Donations ar e now being accepted for the annual Trash & Treasures Sale. A tax deductible receipt will be provided for your donation of clean, gently used items. You may bring them to the Center 4 Life Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Books, clothing, shoes, computers or old TVs cannot be accepted. If you have any questions, call 472-5743. Page Turners with Louise Fitzgerald & Ann Hartman If you are not on the Page Turners list and wish to be, email email@example.com or contact the Center 4 Life. The featured book for Wednesday, May 9 is Happiness Is a Choice You Make by John Leland. The discussion takes place at 2:30 p.m. Newly divorced at 55 and living alone, New York Times writer John Leland felt unmoored as he struggled to come to terms with caring for his elderly mother. Then he began work on a series of articles about people 85 and older, focusing on six elders from different backgrounds. He visited them with no real agenda but listening. And the lessons he ultimately gleaned in gratitude and resilience and purpose not only helped him sort out his own midlife difficulties but also formed the heart of his new book, Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons From a Year Among the Oldest Old. AARP Gelli Printing with Bea Pappas Fridays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Beginners welcome. You can do mono type or make papers for collage use. Supplies needed: paper towels, acrylic paints, water container and one-inch brush. The instructor will provide all other supplies. Trip to IKEA Tuesday, May 8. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Cost includes round trip transportation. Lunch is on your own at the IKEA Caf. This will be an all day shopping spree at IKEA in Plantation, Florida. If you have never experienced IKEA, this is your chance. Advance registration is required by Friday, May 4. Franklin Lock Buffet Cruise Thursday, May 10. Cost is $58 for members and $68 for non-members. Take a 4-hour cruise, heading east on the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway en route to the WP Franklin Locks that control the waters of Lake Okeechobee. You will pass through the historic Tice Railroad Bridge built in 1903. Observe the working of the locks as well as the banks of the Caloosahatchee that flourish with tropical growth and beautiful homes. View wildlife, manatees and eagles in the natural habitat. On the return trip, there will be a sing-along, dancing and sightseeing on the open third deck. Trip price includes buffet lunch, live narration and refreshments. Advance registration is required by Friday, May 4. Carpooling is available on a first come basis. 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 May 1 and 15 at 8:30 a.m. (weather permitting). There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and limited space for those who own their own kayaks. Island Seniors, Inc. will provide kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, sun screen, bug spray, sunglasses, towel, hat and change of clothing. 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 Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Available through May 4. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flex ibility training with hand weights, stretch cor ds, 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 align ment 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. From page 1BShared Use Pathfacility has already proven to be a hit with path users, as many people have been seen stopping there even before construc tion was completed. It is the first path-side r est area along the gulf side of the island, and the intersection is a spot where many visitors not familiar with Sanibel need help deciding which way to go. The Sanibel Bicycle Club has a tradition of working together with the city to create shared use path support projects over the past 28 years since the club was formed. Past projects have included construction of gazebos, the Path Information Center near Huxters Market and development of the Shared Use Path Master Plan. The club raises funds for these projects through its 501(c)3 arm, the Sanibel Trails In Motion Fund. This latest rest area was inspired by the family of the late Dale Armstrong, a founding member and past president of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, who wanted to do something in his memory. Project construction was funded by donations from Armstrongs family and friends, made to the Sanibel Trails In Motion Fund. The site was provided by the City of Sanibel. There to mark the opening were numerous club members, City Manager Judie Zimomra, City Council members Holly Smith and Chauncey Goss, and Dale Armstrongs family including wife Julia, daughters Liz and Susan, son Brad and daughter-in law Sarah. Sanibel Bicycle Club President Tom Batcheller welcomed attendees and thanked the city for its cooperation on the project. In her remarks to the crowd, Smith commented on the unique asset the path has become for the City of Sanibel. She also applauded the value of the public/ private partnership between the city and the club which has aided continuing improvement of the path system over the years. Dale Armstrongs son, Brad Armstrong, also spoke on behalf of the family. He told some entertaining anecdotes about his fathers years supporting the path. Dale was famous for bringing hedge clippers along on his bike rides so he could stop and trim back encroaching tree branches. Brad brought along those old hedge clippers to cut the ribbon, officially opening the facility. Sanibel Bike Club President Tom Batcheller, right center, welcoming the crowd photo provided
15B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 Limo from Florida home to airport Closest airport to your summer home Non-Stop Luxury Headed North for the Summer? We can do this in reverse this fall! Limo from your Northern airport to summer home Attorney, Trust Company Partner On PresentationThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company hosted more than 60 guests on April 11 at The Community House for the presentation Passing the Vacation Home to Your Heirs, giving vital points to consider when including family vacation homes or other real estate in estate plans. Guest presenter Craig R. Hersch, attorney and partner with the firm of Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey and Hill, spoke as part of the Trust Companys annual WOWPlus Series. The program was hosted by Robin L. Cook and Steven Greenstein, executive vice presidents and wealth advisors of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company who also contributed to the content of the day by providing real-life scenarios of the family dynamics involved in acquiring or liquidating the family vacation home. Some highlights of the presentation included considering the first step in the process, which is determining whether it makes financial sense to keep the home in the family before leaving that legacy to heirs. Liquidating a second home has become a necessity for some parents who are living off their assets and need all their assets to generate a return. When in doubt, parents should take care of their own financial needs first. Next, confirm whether or not children actually want the home and will equally share the use and enjoyment of the property. If multiple children are involved, can they all manage the expenses of insurance, upkeep, taxes, etc.? Some children may prefer or even need a liquid inheritance that could contribute to their lifestyle. If you have multiple heirs and do decide to pass on the home, consider placing the home into a limited liability company, a family partnership or a trust, and appointing an independent trustee to be responsible for making all decisions. This may help alleviate some of the tensions that can be caused by direct ownership and keep the happy memories that you all enjoyed as a family intact for the next generation. Public Forums Set For Sales Tax ReferendumThe School District of Lee County is inviting all parents and interested parties to two community forums about the Sales Tax Referendum on this Novembers ballot. The first forum will be held Tuesday, May 1 in the Gateway neighborhood of Lee County. The second is on Thursday, May 3 on Sanibel. Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins and school board member Chris Patricca will be presenting Change-for-Change, the Facts about the School Boards Half-Cent Investment in our Children. Topics to be covered include: The capital need Why a sales tax? How will the money be spent? There will be time set aside for a question-and-answer session after the presentations are finished. The Gateway community forum will be held at Next Level Church, located at 11081 Gateway Boulevard, from 7 to 8 p.m. on May 1. The Sanibel community forum will be held at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on May 3. The public is welcome. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For details about the Sales Tax Referendum, visit www. leeschools.net/change-for-change. From left, Steven Greenstein, Robin L. Cook and Craig R. Hersch photos provided
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ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201818B I recently sat down with Mike, in his mid 80s, who owned and operated more than a dozen car dealerships in the Northeast before selling those dealerships to his son. How did you get started in the car business? I asked. I was about 27 years old, selling used cars after my stint in the Navy, Mike said. Someone who knew someone got a representative from Volkswagen to meet with me about opening a dealership in my community. They painted this picture where I would build a $300,000 building a lot of money back in the early 1960s. I would build the building, purchase inventory and hire mechanics, sales staff and support personnel. That sounds like a lot of money, even now. In todays dollars it was probably a couple million dollars or more, I noted. Did you have a stash of cash? Inheritance? I didnt have two nickels in my pocket, Mike chuckled. I had another friend from the Navy whose father was the bank president. He loaned me the money. At first, I was nervous because they wanted me to personally sign for all this money. But then I visited a friend who had a thriving business. He asked me what I had to lose. I was judgment proof, really. If I defaulted, there wasnt anything for the bank to get other than the business. So I did it. The rest was history. Mike went on to build several dealerships that sold cars, employed hundreds of people and served communities. Later that evening, I thought a lot about Mike and how he made himself such a success. I also thought about how impossible building that business would be today for someone in a similar circumstance. Bank regulators would never allow a bank to loan significant amounts even to an ambitious 20-something without collateral or a co-signer. Purchasing property and obtaining all of the necessary permits to build a car dealership, complete with environmentally hazardous materials such as used oil, would likely cost multiples of what was necessary back in 1960. Hiring workers entails not only salary costs, but also the remittance of state and federal taxes, and compliance costs associated with laws and regulations governing employers, including employer Social Security matching, Medicare matching, health insurance, disability insurance and others. So is replicating Mikes success even possible today? I dont know the answer. It is evident that while government plays an important role in regulating business such that the consumer, environment and employees are all treated properly, I question whether weve also choked off the American dream in many ways. Has government taken too large of a role in our lives? Where should we draw that line as a society? Government regulation isnt the only constraint today. Most businesses compete not only with those down the highway or across the street, but from across the globe. Going back to the car example, how much money would a new dealership have to invest in a web presence and Internet capabilities in order to attract customers, quote prices and close deals? Obviously, the car business isnt the only one affected by these factors. All of those in business share these obstacles. Are they the right obstacles? Are they too many? Have we over-regulated to the determent of young, ambitious people who dont have access to capital? Somehow, making money and even our economic system called capitalism have become taboo in our society. Thats too bad because capitalism was named by its enemies, including Karl Marx. The true definition of capitalism according to Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992) is an ever increasing system of cooperation among strangers. No other economy in the world works as well as capitalism in creating value and wealth for its citizens. Less advanced economic systems fail because they require a centralized system of management consisting of individuals who are part of a family, clan, tribe or party. Those outside dont benefit. Those inside benefit greatly. Only when you have a society that is governed by the rule of law, rather than the whims of a man or a group, can it engage in an economic system capable of producing remarkable results. When you withdraw money from an ATM machine that is not your banking institution, think about how successful cooperation amongst strangers must be in order for that transaction to occur. In Europe, I used ATM machines to withdraw local currency from my checking account here in Fort Myers. Without the reliance among strangers in the economic system, that wouldnt be possible. We may all want to take time to consider how todays young generation is going to make a go of it so that we all continue to prosper. 2018 Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerIs It Possible Anymore?by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA 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 239-472-4505IslandCondo@comcast.net www.icmpools.com Monday-Friday 7am-4pm 24 Hour Emergency Service AvailableDEPENDABLE, FAST & RELIABLE 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 Commissioner Warns Of Potential Threats To Home Rulesubmitted by Will SmithBrian Hamman, District 4 Commissioner of Lee County, met with the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus on April 14 to discuss issues fac ing Sanibel and Lee County. One issue he raised was that of Home Rule, which is the philosophy which al lows control of important issues to reside with the local citizens of a county or city, rather than be regulated by the state of Florida. The Florida Constitutional Revision Commission is considering a Constitutional Amendment that would weaken this provision. Hamman is a supporter of Home Rule, as he feels that cities benefit by having decisions made locally, rather than expect one size to fit all..He is concerned about voter acceptance of general constitutional or legislative proposals that may sound good, but can be problematic to certain cities because of their specific situation. Thus, a regulation that permits chain gas stations to have pre-approved building architecture and gas pumps layouts may be efficient for large corporations which operate across the state, but may be detrimental to smaller, independent stations that offer specialized products and architecture. Localities would also lose ability to control size and appearance of the businesses. Similarly, unified rules for pest controls or fertilizers may be fine for most cities, but might not fit Sanibel and Lee County with our significant concerns for overcoming water pollution. Commissioner Hamman recommends that voters read ballot measures carefully before voting in cases that may eliminate flexibility for alternative, more favorable approaches to be used in local situations. He pointed out that this years Primary will be August 28, followed by the General Election on November 6. Both voting dates are important, since there are elections that may only be on the Primary ballot. The final Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus meeting for the season will be on April 28, with a program to be announced. Brian Hamman photo provided
19B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: email@example.com 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 www.SanibelPlumbingCompany.com Sanibel Plumbing24/7 Service Remodel New Construction 239.472.11012244 Periwinkle Way Suite 13 Sanibel, FL 33957 Lic. #CFC1429575 www.SanCapElectricalCompany.com SanCap ElectricalService Remodel New Construction 239.472.18412244 Periwinkle Way Suite 13 Sanibel, FL 33957 Lic. #EC13006430 FGCU Honors Advocates With Service AwardGeoff and Robbie Roepstorff received the Green & Blue Service Award at the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) annual Mens Basketball Banquet. The Green & Blue Service Award is bestowed annually in recognition of the recipients numerous distinguished contributions that have continually fostered goodwill for and the image of FGCU Mens Basketball and the gentlemen who comprise the program. Since 2012, the award has been presented to Jim and Donna Sublett, Art and Phyllis Herman, Dr. Bob and Cinda Ryan, Dean and Janie Schreiner, Sam and Carol Crimaldi, and Mike and Karen Hartley. Geoff and Robbie personify what this award represents. A couple who proverbially bleed green and blue and who have demonstrated such for years in so many ways to FGCU as a whole on a daily basis. In particular, in relation to our mens basketball program, as with their predecessors who have been bestowed the Green & Blue Award, they simply have been tremendous advocates and supporters and do so without any stipulations, beyond wanting the best overall for our student-athletes academically, athletically and with their personal growth, said FGCU Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh. Geoff and Robbie Roepstorff, who are co-founders of Edison National Bank and serve respectively as chief executive officer and president, are longtime Eagles fans. I am just so proud to be part of this university and see how much it means to the Southwest Florida community, said Robbie, who serves as the vice chair of the FGCU Board of Trustees. The Roepstorffs appreciation for the FGCU athletics programs has only grown since Kavanaghs arrival in 2009. We are impressed with Athletics Director Ken Kavanagh and consider him to be the best in the nation, said Geoff. Just look at FGCUs Athletics programs, and you can see the value of his decision-making. Kens choice of Michael Fly to lead our mens basketball team is another great example of that. FGCU is one of only four schools in the nation to have its mens and womens basketball teams both win at least 20 games in six straight seasons, joining Duke, Louisville and Saint Marys. FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 70 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 10-plus seasons at the Division-I level. Additionally, in just six-plus seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had 33 teams or individuals compete in NCAA championships. Seven FGCU programs have earned a top-25 national ranking in their respective sport. In 2016-17, the Green and Blue posted a department-best 6th place finish in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors Cup and top-100 showing nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. FGCU also collectively earned a 3.27 GPA in the classroom and served an all-time high 7,200-plus volunteer hours being recognized as one of two runner-ups for the inaugural NACAD Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl. From left, Edison National Banks Geoff and Robbie Roepstorff with FGCU Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh photo provided Optimists Offering Bailey Memorial Scholarship The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is offering a single, four-year col lege scholarship to 2018 graduating seniors. This recurring scholarship is pr esented in memory of Sam and Francis Bailey, natives and long-time residents and benefactors of Sanibel Island. They both had a strong commitment to higher educa tion. This maintains the number of current Optimist Club scholarships at six. Each scholarship is $2,000 per year ($8,000 total). The competition for the Bailey Memorial Scholarship is open to all 2018 graduating seniors who live, have lived, worked or whose parents are employed on Sanibel. The other five scholarships, when available, are open to all Lee County students. Applications are available at all Lee County high schools and on the San-Cap Optimist website at www.sancapoptimist. org. Additional information is available by contacting Stan Howard at 472-0836 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarship applications must be post marked no later than Thursday, June 14, 2018. The scholarship committee plans to make the final decision by the end of June. Applicants should be aware that academic records, financial need, extracur ricular activities, civic/community service r ecords, and references are integral parts of the selection criteria. The application package gives exact procedures. The San-Cap Optimist Club also sponsors and/or supports a number of other activities on the island with emphasis on youth welfare and education.
Everblades Perfect In First-Round Of Hockey Playoffs; Next Up Orlandoby Ed FrankFor lovers of sports, this may be the best time of the year. The 2018 baseball season is in full swing (15 games on some days), the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association playoffs are being played, and the National Football League draft is this week. In addition, what some say is the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby, is next weekend, and there is professional golf, soccer and tennis on television. Ive probably missed others. Right here in our own area, however, there is exciting playoff hockey as the Florida Everblades, having advanced to the South Division Finals of the ECHL with a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Gladiators, take on the Orlando Solar Bears in a best-of-seven series starting tonight, Friday, at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, for Game Two. Games Three, Four and Five (if necessary) will be in Orlando next week before returning here if Games Six and Seven are necessary. Orlando swept South Carolina in the first round. The Fort Myers-Orlando bestof-seven series marks the first time in ECHL history that two teams meet having swept their opponents in the previous round. The history of the Florida Everblades is one of true success in, not only minor league hockey, but minor league sports in its entirety. The Everblades have qualified for postseason play in 19 of its 20 years of franchise history. The team won the ECHL championship, known as the Kelly Cup, in 2012, and advanced to the league championship finals in the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. Nearly every season the Everblades are among the leagues top five teams in attendance, averaging nearly 6,500 fans per game. More than 4 million fans have attended Everblades hockey at Germain Arena in the teams history. Thirty-one former Everblades players have been promoted to the National Hockey League. There were doubters that minor league hockey could survive when the franchise began as we have seen minor league basketball and arena football teams here fold. But they were sure wrong about the Florida Everblades. Miracle Also Home This Weekend In addition to Florida Everblades playoff hockey here this weekend, the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team also will be home at Hammond Stadium hosting a four-game series against Daytona that began Thursday and concludes with a Sunday matinee. The Miracle began the week with an 8-9 season record and a fifth-place standing in the Florida State League South Division. Daytona came here in firstplace in the North Division with a sparkling 12-5 season record. Game times for the series are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. SUN ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201820B PRGHomeTeam.comCall Eric Pfeifer239.472.0004Community, Service, Leadership, Expertise, Integrity, Results From page 1BBlue Ribbonsecond-year principal, who also announced the hiring of a new gifted teacher and Spanish language instructor. Vilardi also announced that on Friday, May 25, the school will host Leadership Day, where members of the community are invited to visit the school. Part of our mission is to unite, he explained. Its important for us to open up the school to the community so they can see everything were doing. Christian Fautz, president of the Sanibel School Fund, and PTA President Kimberly Paulus also thanked the Blue Ribbon Partners and sponsors in attendance for their continued support. They also mentioned two upcoming fundraisers the Seahorse Festival, to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Sanibel Community Park, and the Blue Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament, to be held on Saturday, May 12 at The Sanctuary Golf Club along with this years raffle prize: a street legal golf cart, currently on display at Baileys General Store. Recognized that morning were Blue Ribbon Partners including (Premier Sponsor) Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club; (Title Sponsor) Charitable Foundation of Islands, J. McLaughlin; (Grand Sponsor) Bank of the Islands, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, The Sanctuary Golf Club, Chuck Bergstrom, AJ and Sunny Scribante, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, George and Anna Sampas; (Platinum Sponsor) Island Sun newspaper, Baileys General Store, The Mossberg Family, The Kouril Family, Law Offices of Jason Maughan, Pfeifer Realty Group, Jensens Twin Palm Resort & Marina, The Dunn Family, Lazy Flamingo, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, PGI Homes Tia and Anthony Farhat, Aaron Pruss, Esq., Invest Florida Realty Nicholas and Kimberly Paulus, RS Walsh Landscaping, Jeff and Veronica Powers; (Gold Sponsor) The Crater Family, Donna and John Schubert, Natalya Zacharievich, Dan and Mary Bell; (Silver Sponsor) Jen McSorley, Helen and Chuck Ketteman, Alan and Joan Klutch, Superior Title of Sanibel, Jay Scanlon Scanlon Lexus/Acura of Fort Myers, Ralph and Allison Quillen; (Bronze Sponsor) Linda and Richard Green, Emily and Dick Muench, Phaidra McDermott, Sanibel CharmLifestyle Blog. For more information about the Blue Ribbon Sponsorship Program, contact Christian Fautz at 917-763-6824 or ChristianFautz@netscape.com. SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who are the three official Montreal Expos in the Baseball Hall of Fame? 2. How many times did Hall of Famer Steve Carlton win at least 20 games in a season for the Philadelphia Phillies? 3. When was the last time befor e 2016 that the Temple Owls football team won a conference championship? 4. Golden States Stephen Curry set a r ecord in 2016 for most 3-pointers in a game (13). Who had held the mark of 12? 5. Who holds the NHL r ecord for most consecutive games played? 6. Which two soccer gr eats have won the Ballon dOr award as soccers best player five times each? 7. Name any of the thr ee horses trained by Bob Baffert that won the Breeders Cup Classic between 2014 and 2016. ANSWERS 1. Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines. 2. Five times -1972, , and 3. It was 1967. 4. Kobe Bryant (2003), Donyell Marshall (2005) and Curry (2016). 5. Doug Jarvis, with 964 consecutive games played. 6. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. 7. Bayern, 2014; American Pharoah, 2015; Arrogate, 2016. Attention Sanibel Nonprofit OrganizationsThe City of Sanibel has received the following announcement from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation announcing their next funding cycle: As we gear up for this years Lee County Arts and Attractions Marketing grant cycle, funded by the Lee County Tourist Development Council, we are excited to kick it off with the annual Attractions Marketing Workshop. This year, the workshop will be virtual so you dont have to worry about traveling in. You can find more details about and register for the webinar at this link: https://www.leevcb.com/events/ tdc-attractions-marketing-applicationwebinar. This years grant cycle will open its call for applications on May 1 and will close on June 22. If you plan on applying, you must attend this virtual workshop, scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m.
21B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 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 www.sbshlaw.com 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 estateprograms.com 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 On February 10, The Dunes Womens Golf Association hosted its annual Play for PINK fundraising tournament for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The event is sponsored by Este Lauder Companies which donates 100 percent of monies earned to BCRF and is rated A+ in CharityWatch. A total of $25,000 was raised thanks to the generosity of Sanibel and Captiva financial institutions, merchants, artists and personal foundations. The attendees purchased raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items to help contribute to the cause. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company underwrote the luncheon for 100 golfers. From left, Brian Kautz, general manager of The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club; Chris Shaul, The Dunes head golf pro; Gussie Blue, DWGA Play For PINK committee representative; and Steve Greenstein of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company photo provided Tournament Raises $25,000 For Breast Cancer Research Foundation Seeks Nominations For Teacher AwardThe Uncommon Friends Foundation has set a Tuesday, May 15 deadline for nominations for the annual Character Education Teacher award to be presented at Uncommon Evening on November 8. Educators in elementary, middle and high schools throughout Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties who teach the foundations character education curriculum are eligible. The award recognizes outstanding educators who teach character education using the foundations Lessons Learned from the Uncommon Friends, as well as inspire their students to adopt and live by high ethical standards. The full eligibility criteria and nomination form are available at www. uncommonfriends.org/charactereducation. The completed nomination form and a letter of support from the nominees supervising administrator must be emailed to jennifer@ uncommonfriends.org no later than May 15. The character education programs meet the Florida educational standards and are easily aligned with the standards of other states. For more information, call 3379503. Rotary Club Elects New Directors And OfficersRotary District #6960 Gov. Sandy Hemstead and Sanibel-Captiva Rotary President Holli Martin recently inducted Sanibel-Captiva Rotarys new club officers for 2018-19. They are: President John Danner; Presidentelect Eldon Bohrofen; Vice President Jack Alexander; Secretary Chet Sadler; Treasurer John Raho; and Sergent-atArms Don Russell. New to the board of directors are Roger Grogman and Richard Green. Effective start date for these officers will be July 1, 2018. President John Danner Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Board of Directors and new board officers photos provided
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201822B Doctor and DieticianDecrease Inflammationby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDOur daily food choices fall into either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflam matory categories. Interestingly, r esearchers have found links between eat ing a pro-inflammatory (bad inflammation) diet and incr eased fractures in women, as well as an increase in osteoarthritis in both men and women. As we age, pain and fractures are very real concerns, and smarter dietary decisions can help us stay strong and pain-free. Salmon, for example, is a well-known source of omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fats are often labeled as anti-in flammatory, since they decrease systemic inflammation. The fatty acids, eicosapen taenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), can impr ove functional ability and reduce pain in a myriad of conditions, including osteoarthritis. Onions and garlic both possess anti-inflammatory agents that help with chronic pain. Onions also have the antioxidant quercetin that aids in inflamma tion. Since both onions and garlic are the basis of so many r ecipes, the fact that they are so good for us is a great bonus. Berries are excellent sources of anti oxidants. The popular blueberry contains a str ong antioxidant called anthocyanin. Strawberries contain high concentrations of anthocyanins as well. A major antho cyanin in strawberries, pelargonidin-3-Oglucoside (P3G), can help in inflammatory conditions. According to a 2018 edition of Food Chemistry, oxidative stress and its components were halted and reduced by P3G. The benefit of strawberries doesnt stop there. Resveratrol is found in high concentrations in strawberry seeds. Resveratrol has shown cardiovascularprotective properties as well as anti-cancer properties. Overall, berries are a delicious and powerhouse health food. What are pro-inflammatory foods? Sugar is one of the top inflamma tory foods to eliminate much as possible. Others include trans and saturated fats, fried foods, processed meat, refined carbohydrates and articficial sweeteners/ additives. Choosing fresh, whole foods instead of pro-inflammatory foods as often as possible has far-reaching effects on our health, including our joints. 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@caringmedical. com. From page 1BBailey Tractare currently nesting at Bailey Tract. First and foremost, we dont have any plans to disturb those birds who may be nesting, said Nate Caswell, deputy refuge ranger. In early March, the first black-necked stilt arrived at the Bailey Tract. The bird, which was identified as a female, was joined by at least five others. The group formed nesting pairs, one at the first long pond on the right at Baileys eastern end and the other across from the bench at the west end. The male black-necked stilts have a solid black back while the females have a slight brownish tint to their back. On April 16, the refuge posted on its Facebook page that one of the stilt pairs was spotted guarding three eggs in its nest, located on the island within Ani Pond. It is the second year in a row that these stilts have successfully nested on Sanibel. We will wait until the birds have finish nesting before we begin work on the project, Conrad assured the two dozen audience members. Prior to the 1950s, interior portions of Sanibel including the Bailey Tract, located off Tarpon Bay Road near the Island Inn Road intersection was a freshwater cordgrass marsh. Evidence of that was shown in a December 1944 aerial photograph showing little diversity in vegetation, except for some Australian pines and palm trees along thoroughfares such as Periwinkle Way. By the late 1960s, developers convinced refuge officials to allow excavation of the Bailey Tract in order to harvest much-needed fill material for Sanibel-Captiva Road. They were also hoping to create waterfowl habitat, which really didnt happen the way they thought it would, Conrad said of the altered hydrology of the preserve. I dont think that they understood at the time that if you altered the hydrology like that, this would be the result. Currently, ponds within the Bailey Tract serve as a sink for water within the marsh. Shorter periods of hydrology (evaporation) allows for woody encroachment and ecological succession into the forested wetlands. No longer a marsh, almost half (42 percent) of the tract has become a forested wetland, which doesnt help support the plethora of marsh species which used to thrive in that area. Among the species that has been threatened due to the transition of the marsh is the Sanibel Island Rice Rat, which is dependent upon hydric marsh habitat for foraging, nesting and shelter. The first rice rat was captured and identified at the Bailey Tract in 1954, but populations of the unique species have dwindled steadily since the 1980s. An objective of the Bailey Tract Restoration Plan is to improve 25 percent of the potential Sanibel Island Rice Rat habitat, said Conrad. This little fella is in trouble, which is why were doing this but its not the only reason were doing this. The goals of the project, supported by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commissions Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement (AHRE) initiative, are: Increase acreage of cordgrass marsh and habitat for a wide variety of marsh species; Reduce encroachment of woody species and non-native invasive species; Reduce hazardous fuel loads (vegetation) and improve fire management. Once the project begins, work is expected to last approximately six to eight weeks. For more information, contact Jeremy Conrad at 472-1100 ext. 230 or email@example.com. Beautifulife:Edgesby Kay CaspersonI enjoy my walks on the beach as often as I have time to fit it into my morning or evening routine. There are many times that I come home with a pocket full of shells that I have found to be interesting. Many of my favorites were found not in the midst of all the new ones just washed in, but the ones around the outside edges of the beach, swept up, stepped over, forgotten and ignored. Since I have lived on or near the beach for many years now, I have quite the collection of these beautiful shells sitting in bowls, used for art or given away to guests and visitors. I have often given visitors a favorite shell in a little organza bag with an affirmation attached to brighten their day and send them home with a happy memory. Finding these shells makes me think about the fact that there are also people in our lives that are staying around the edges yet they are the most precious, beautiful, talented and interesting individuals if we would take the time to engage and interact with them. Some of the most laid back, quiet, content and confident individuals can tend to be the most interesting and inspiring people that you would want to meet and know. Who are the people in your life that live around the edges, not necessarily in the spotlight all the time or maybe even a bit shy, private or just not interested in putting themselves out there for the world to see? Maybe there are distant relatives that you have not taken the time to get to know or members of your club or organization that you have never really had a conversation with. How about at your church or even your place of work? It might be nice to find out something new about someone that you have seen so many times yet know so little about. I believe that exploring more around the edges in life will bring you many new surprises that you might not have found if you had stayed only on the path that everyone takes. I promise that you will be even more inspired and will open up your heart and mind to living your most balanced and beautiful life. My affirmation for you this week is: I am taking the time to explore around the edges of my life and will open my heart and mind to embrace the things that might have been missed along the way. 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.kaycasperson.com or follow on social media @kaycasperson. From left, Jeremy Conrad, John Thompson, Paul Tritaik, Nate Caswell, Toni Westland and Monica Scroggin photo by Jeff Lysiak
SUN deaRPharmacistTaking Medicine That Makes You Gain Weightby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Some of you are eating like a bird, and still strug gling to lose weight. As a phar macist, Ive seen it time and time again. Someone comes in looking fit and great, and six months later they have 30 pounds on them. And, it is out of character, meaning, theyve been thin all their life. Counting calories wont matter. Todays article will shed light on why youre getting heavier and heavier, even though you may be exercising or eating a diet that should keep you slim. Estrogen-containing hormones: This category includes oral contraceptives as well as HRT, hormone replacement therapy. Its partly because high levels of estrogen cause insulin resistance and make it harder for you to break down glucose. Your fat cells expand to four times their size. These fake estrogens, as well as pesticides which are also estrogenic, cause a relatively lower amount of testosterone which is needed for lean muscles. Antidepressants: The reaction varies, so in some of you, these drugs can cause weight loss during the first few months. However, its often short-lived as many users of antidepressants develop a vora cious appetite (especially for carbs) after the initial weight-loss effect. Ster oids: Hydrocortisone, prednisone and methylprednisone are part of this cat egory, and they are popular medications. These corticoster oids are taken by mouth, unlike some of the ones you inhale for the treatment of asthma. So, as a result, the oral medications cause more dramatic weight gain. In 2006, a survey showed that about 70 percent of steroid users gained weight despite trying to exercise and diet. Antipsychotics: Clozapine (Clozaril) and olanzapine (Zyprexa) are second genera tion antipsychotics that are used in the tr eatment of mental health disorders like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. These second generation medications cause serious weight gain. Insulin: The weight gain can be dramatic if you take insulin, and it doesnt matter the type. Its such an irony too if you think about it. Insulin is used to treat diabetes, which is frequently associated with obesity, and insulin is the drug used to treat diabetes, but it causes more obesity. Obviously, if you take these medica tions, please do commit to a healthy exer cise regimen and continue on a clean low fat, low carb diet. But hopefully reading this will give you some peace and the realization that its not your fault, and that another medication might exist that isnt associated with as much weight gain. Its a good conversation to have with your doctor. If youd like a more comprehensive version of this article, sign up for my newsletters at www.suzycohen.com and Ill email you every Tuesday with the electronic version of this health blog. Why Tuesday? Because Sam thought of it; he said Tuesdays are Suze-days! LOL. And just recently, Ive written a new series of newsletters which includes delicious recipes and funny cartoons; these will come to your email on Sundays because Sunday is fun day! 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. SuzyCohen.com. 23B ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 2018 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: What is heart coherence? I heard that term recently and didnt quite know what it means.A: The description of heart coherence from the HeartMath Institute, which has been researching emotional resilience for more than 25 years, is based on the premise that one experiences emotions primarily in the body, not the head. Think of all the ways we describe emotions experienced in the body: My heart is broken, shes a pain in the neck, my heart skips a beat, I have butterflies in my stomach, and my heart is full of gratitude. While our brain communicates with the heart, there are far more messages from the heart to the brain than vice versa. The heart speaks to the brain via nerves, blood pressure, hormones and electromagnetic messages. What do you think would happen if you could calm your heart? Thanks to advances in computer technology, we now know that calming the heart profoundly affects the mind, mood, performance and the rest of the body. We can now record beat-to-beat changes in heart rate, which allow us to track heart coherence the hearts ability to adjust heart rates smoothly and quickly as needed. Heart coherence is associated with fewer symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger and stress; a greater sense of well-being, reductions in sleeplessness, blood pressure, pain, cortisol (stress hormone) and weight. It also is associated with improved focus and concentration, thinking, listening ability and productivity. The good news is that most people can achieve heart coherence within weeks, and the basic principle is that any positive emotion experienced at the heart level promotes heart coherence. The fastest and most effective pathway to heart coherence is through the experience of mature love (as opposed to infatuation). The quick heart coherence technique activity: 1. Begin with heart-focused breathing. Focus your attention on the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area. Breathe a little slower and deeper than usual. 2. Activate a positive feeling. Make a sincere attempt to experience a regenerative feeling, such as appreciation or care for someone or something in your life. Take your time. Let your breathing and heart rhythms settle. Then allow time to let the positive feeling settle in the heart region. Experiencing the feeling in the heart is more important than thinking about the details of a memory. Try practicing this skill several times a day for several days. Initially try it in calm moments. Eventually, you may try it prior to a somewhat stressful situation. You may want to log your experiences and keep track of your activity. Constance Clancy, 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 drconstanceclancy@ gmail.com or visit www. drconstanceclancy.com.
ISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201824B 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 . ........... 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Hi there! Im Triscuit. I am a beautiful, 1-year-old calico kitty, and I just had a litter of kittens. I am being fostered while I raise my babies and will be available for adoption in about a month. I will be spayed and brought up to date on all vaccines. As an adult, my special adoption fee is only $35 during the month of April. Hello! Im Malia. I am a very pretty Siamese girl with beautiful blue eyes. Im about 7 years old. I would prefer to be the only cat in the house, but I get along well with dogs. I am currently staying with a foster mom. I am spayed and up to date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $35 during the month of April. We are being cared for by Haven on Earth Animal League. For more information, call Diane at 860-833-4472 or email email@example.com. Triscuit Malia PAWS Of SanibelMallory Ann And Corey JamesHello, my name is Mallory Ann. I will be 7 years old in June, and Im looking for a forever home. Im beautiful, shy when you first meet me, but would love to be your only kitty, so that I can sit with you and get all of your attention. I will give you all of mine. My last year has been a sad one, and Im looking for a fresh start with someones loving that I can love in return. If you want to be that person, please call Pam at PAWS at 4724823 and come and see me!Hi, Im Corey James. Im a big, laid back boy, a real charmer. Im almost 7 years old, and Im looking to hang out with you and your family doing anything you like to do. I really enjoy being a couch potato, watching footbal and movies. Anything that you like to watch, I will watch too. If youre interested in hanging out with me, call Pam at PAWS at 472-4823. Mallory Ann Corey James Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesNibbler And OrlandoHello, my name is Nibbler. I am a 2-year-old female domestic shorthair who is a sweet gal that loves attention. My favorite place to be pet is behind her ears. I recently visited with Girl Scout Troop 223 when they brought in donations for me and my shelter friends, and I loved all the attention. I get along well with adult and young felines. My adoption fee is $50, and when you adopt me, you get another kitty for free. Hi, Im Orlando. I am a 1-year-old male pit bull who is a fun, playful boy who would love to have a backyard to run and play fetch in. I am currently involved in Canine Good Citizen training with volunteers. My lucky new family can continue my training if they wish to as well. My adoption fee is $75. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets. com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 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. Nibbler ID# A7355753 Orlando ID# A735048 PETS OF THE WEEKphotos provided
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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 31BSUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 29BISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201826B PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302POOL SERVICE & REPAIR 239-699-627924/7 emergency repair service. Free estimates for weekly service and repairs! Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience License # CPC1457386 Pool Heater Specialist Sales Service & Installation of All Brands FREE EstimatesTREE & LAWN CARE Locally Family Owned & Operatedwww.enviromow.net / firstname.lastname@example.orgLicensed & InsuredComplete Landscaping Services Weekly Lawn Service Mulch & Sod Installation Property Clean up Tree Trimming & Pruning Landscape Design and Installation239-896-6789 New Client SpecialMust Present Coupon at First Appointment 10% OFFMulch Installation or Landscape Project 10% OFFTree Trimming Project FIND AT LEaAST S SIX D DIffFFERENCES BETWEEN PaANElLS
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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORYISLAND SUN APRIL 27, 201828B SUNDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYSunny High: 83 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:08 am5:56 am12:36 pm6:35 pm Sat1:05 am6:25 am12:54 pm7:17 pm Sun1:55 am6:50 am1:13 pm7:56 pm Mon2:42 am7:11 am1:33 pm8:33 pm Tue3:27 am7:31 am1:56 pm9:10 pm Wed4:12 am7:52 am2:22 pm9:49 pm Thu5:03 am8:14 am2:52 pm10:33 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:18 pm6:06 amNone6:33 pm Sat12:44 am6:45 am12:46 pm7:17 pm Sun1:23 am7:22 am1:12 pm7:59 pm Mon2:00 am7:57 am1:34 pm8:40 pm Tue2:41 am8:29 am1:52 pm9:22 pm Wed3:26 am8:59 am2:08 pm10:02 pm Thu4:18 am9:24 am2:30 pm10:42 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:41 am5:58 amNone6:37 pm Sat12:10 am6:27 am11:59 am7:19 pm Sun1:00 am6:52 am12:18 pm7:58 pm Mon1:47 am7:13 am12:38 pm8:35 pm Tue2:32 am7:33 am1:01 pm9:12 pm Wed3:17 am7:54 am1:27 pm9:51 pm Thu4:08 am8:16 am1:57 pm10:35 pm Day High Low High Low Fri2:18 am9:12 am2:46 pm9:51 pm Sat3:15 am9:41 am3:04 pm10:33 pm Sun4:05 am10:06 am3:23 pm11:12 pm 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Fri11:41 am5:58 amNone6:37 pm Sat12:10 am6:27 am11:59 am7:19 pm Sun1:00 am6:52 am12:18 pm7:58 pm Mon1:47 am7:13 am12:38 pm8:35 pm Tue2:32 am7:33 am1:01 pm9:12 pm Wed3:17 am7:54 am1:27 pm9:51 pm Thu4:08 am8:16 am1:57 pm10:35 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:18 am9:12 am2:46 pm9:51 pm Sat3:15 am9:41 am3:04 pm10:33 pm Sun4:05 am10:06 am3:23 pm11:12 pm Mon4:52 am10:27 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Tue5:37 am10:47 am4:06 pmNone Wed6:22 am12:26 am4:32 pm11:08 am Thu7:13 am1:05 am5:02 pm11:30 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 85 Low: 78 MONDAYSunny High: 79 Low: 73 SATURDAYSunny High: 78 Low: 72 FRIDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 69 Island Sun Weather Outlook April 27, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYSunny High: 83 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:08 am5:56 am12:36 pm6:35 pm Sat1:05 am6:25 am12:54 pm7:17 pm Sun1:55 am6:50 am1:13 pm7:56 pm Mon2:42 am7:11 am1:33 pm8:33 pm Tue3:27 am7:31 am1:56 pm9:10 pm Wed4:12 am7:52 am2:22 pm9:49 pm Thu5:03 am8:14 am2:52 pm10:33 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:18 pm6:06 amNone6:33 pm Sat12:44 am6:45 am12:46 pm7:17 pm Sun1:23 am7:22 am1:12 pm7:59 pm Mon2:00 am7:57 am1:34 pm8:40 pm Tue2:41 am8:29 am1:52 pm9:22 pm Wed3:26 am8:59 am2:08 pm10:02 pm Thu4:18 am9:24 am2:30 pm10:42 pm Day High Low High Low Fri11:41 am5:58 amNone6:37 pm Sat12:10 am6:27 am11:59 am7:19 pm Sun1:00 am6:52 am12:18 pm7:58 pm Mon1:47 am7:13 am12:38 pm8:35 pm Tue2:32 am7:33 am1:01 pm9:12 pm Wed3:17 am7:54 am1:27 pm9:51 pm Thu4:08 am8:16 am1:57 pm10:35 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:18 am9:12 am2:46 pm9:51 pm Sat3:15 am9:41 am3:04 pm10:33 pm Sun4:05 am10:06 am3:23 pm11:12 pm Mon4:52 am10:27 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Tue5:37 am10:47 am4:06 pmNone Wed6:22 am12:26 am4:32 pm11:08 am Thu7:13 am1:05 am5:02 pm11:30 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 85 Low: 78 MONDAYSunny High: 79 Low: 73 SATURDAYSunny High: 78 Low: 72 FRIDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 69 Island Sun Weather Outlook April 27, 20187-Day Local Forecast 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am10:06 am3:23 pm11:12 pm Mon4:52 am10:27 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Tue5:37 am10:47 am4:06 pmNone Wed6:22 am12:26 am4:32 pm11:08 am Thu7:13 am1:05 am5:02 pm11:30 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 85 Low: 78 MONDAYSunny High: 79 Low: 73 SATURDAYSunny High: 78 Low: 72 FRIDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 69 Island Sun Weather Outlook April 27, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYSunny High: 83 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:08 am5:56 am12:36 pm6:35 pm Sat1:05 am6:25 am12:54 pm7:17 pm Sun1:55 am6:50 am1:13 pm7:56 pm Mon2:42 am7:11 am1:33 pm8:33 pm Tue3:27 am7:31 am1:56 pm9:10 pm Wed4:12 am7:52 am2:22 pm9:49 pm Thu5:03 am8:14 am2:52 pm10:33 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:18 pm6:06 amNone6:33 pm Sat12:44 am6:45 am12:46 pm7:17 pm Sun1:23 am7:22 am1:12 pm7:59 pm Mon2:00 am7:57 am1:34 pm8:40 pm Tue2:41 am8:29 am1:52 pm9:22 pm Wed3:26 am8:59 am2:08 pm10:02 pm Thu4:18 am9:24 am2:30 pm10:42 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:41 am5:58 amNone6:37 pm Sat12:10 am6:27 am11:59 am7:19 pm Sun1:00 am6:52 am12:18 pm7:58 pm Mon1:47 am7:13 am12:38 pm8:35 pm Tue2:32 am7:33 am1:01 pm9:12 pm Wed3:17 am7:54 am1:27 pm9:51 pm Thu4:08 am8:16 am1:57 pm10:35 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:18 am9:12 am2:46 pm9:51 pm Sat3:15 am9:41 am3:04 pm10:33 pm Sun4:05 am10:06 am3:23 pm11:12 pm Mon4:52 am10:27 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Tue5:37 am10:47 am4:06 pmNone Wed6:22 am12:26 am4:32 pm11:08 am Thu7:13 am1:05 am5:02 pm11:30 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 85 Low: 78 MONDAYSunny High: 79 Low: 73 SATURDAYSunny High: 78 Low: 72 FRIDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 69 Island Sun Weather Outlook April 27, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYSunny High: 83 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:08 am5:56 am12:36 pm6:35 pm Sat1:05 am6:25 am12:54 pm7:17 pm Sun1:55 am6:50 am1:13 pm7:56 pm Mon2:42 am7:11 am1:33 pm8:33 pm 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7-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYSunny High: 83 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:08 am5:56 am12:36 pm6:35 pm Sat1:05 am6:25 am12:54 pm7:17 pm Sun1:55 am6:50 am1:13 pm7:56 pm Mon2:42 am7:11 am1:33 pm8:33 pm Tue3:27 am7:31 am1:56 pm9:10 pm Wed4:12 am7:52 am2:22 pm9:49 pm Thu5:03 am8:14 am2:52 pm10:33 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:18 pm6:06 amNone6:33 pm Sat12:44 am6:45 am12:46 pm7:17 pm Sun1:23 am7:22 am1:12 pm7:59 pm Mon2:00 am7:57 am1:34 pm8:40 pm Tue2:41 am8:29 am1:52 pm9:22 pm Wed3:26 am8:59 am2:08 pm10:02 pm Thu4:18 am9:24 am2:30 pm10:42 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:41 am5:58 amNone6:37 pm Sat12:10 am6:27 am11:59 am7:19 pm Sun1:00 am6:52 am12:18 pm7:58 pm Mon1:47 am7:13 am12:38 pm8:35 pm Tue2:32 am7:33 am1:01 pm9:12 pm Wed3:17 am7:54 am1:27 pm9:51 pm Thu4:08 am8:16 am1:57 pm10:35 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:18 am9:12 am2:46 pm9:51 pm Sat3:15 am9:41 am3:04 pm10:33 pm Sun4:05 am10:06 am3:23 pm11:12 pm Mon4:52 am10:27 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Tue5:37 am10:47 am4:06 pmNone Wed6:22 am12:26 am4:32 pm11:08 am Thu7:13 am1:05 am5:02 pm11:30 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 85 Low: 78 MONDAYSunny High: 79 Low: 73 SATURDAYSunny High: 78 Low: 72 FRIDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 69 Island Sun Weather Outlook April 27, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYSunny High: 83 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:08 am5:56 am12:36 pm6:35 pm Sat1:05 am6:25 am12:54 pm7:17 pm Sun1:55 am6:50 am1:13 pm7:56 pm Mon2:42 am7:11 am1:33 pm8:33 pm Tue3:27 am7:31 am1:56 pm9:10 pm Wed4:12 am7:52 am2:22 pm9:49 pm Thu5:03 am8:14 am2:52 pm10:33 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:18 pm6:06 amNone6:33 pm Sat12:44 am6:45 am12:46 pm7:17 pm Sun1:23 am7:22 am1:12 pm7:59 pm Mon2:00 am7:57 am1:34 pm8:40 pm Tue2:41 am8:29 am1:52 pm9:22 pm Wed3:26 am8:59 am2:08 pm10:02 pm Thu4:18 am9:24 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Outlook April 27, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYSunny High: 83 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:08 am5:56 am12:36 pm6:35 pm Sat1:05 am6:25 am12:54 pm7:17 pm Sun1:55 am6:50 am1:13 pm7:56 pm Mon2:42 am7:11 am1:33 pm8:33 pm Tue3:27 am7:31 am1:56 pm9:10 pm Wed4:12 am7:52 am2:22 pm9:49 pm Thu5:03 am8:14 am2:52 pm10:33 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:18 pm6:06 amNone6:33 pm Sat12:44 am6:45 am12:46 pm7:17 pm Sun1:23 am7:22 am1:12 pm7:59 pm Mon2:00 am7:57 am1:34 pm8:40 pm Tue2:41 am8:29 am1:52 pm9:22 pm Wed3:26 am8:59 am2:08 pm10:02 pm Thu4:18 am9:24 am2:30 pm10:42 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:41 am5:58 amNone6:37 pm Sat12:10 am6:27 am11:59 am7:19 pm Sun1:00 am6:52 am12:18 pm7:58 pm Mon1:47 am7:13 am12:38 pm8:35 pm Tue2:32 am7:33 am1:01 pm9:12 pm Wed3:17 am7:54 am1:27 pm9:51 pm Thu4:08 am8:16 am1:57 pm10:35 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:18 am9:12 am2:46 pm9:51 pm Sat3:15 am9:41 am3:04 pm10:33 pm Sun4:05 am10:06 am3:23 pm11:12 pm Mon4:52 am10:27 am3:43 pm11:49 pm Tue5:37 am10:47 am4:06 pmNone Wed6:22 am12:26 am4:32 pm11:08 am Thu7:13 am1:05 am5:02 pm11:30 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 85 Low: 78 MONDAYSunny High: 79 Low: 73 SATURDAYSunny High: 78 Low: 72 FRIDAYSunny High: 75 Low: 69 Island Sun Weather Outlook April 27, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYSunny High: 83 Low: 77 Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:08 am5:56 am12:36 pm6:35 pm Sat1:05 am6:25 am12:54 pm7:17 pm Sun1:55 am6:50 am1:13 pm7:56 pm Mon2:42 am7:11 am1:33 pm8:33 pm Tue3:27 am7:31 am1:56 pm9:10 pm Wed4:12 am7:52 am2:22 pm9:49 pm Thu5:03 am8:14 am2:52 pm10:33 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:18 pm6:06 amNone6:33 pm Sat12:44 am6:45 am12:46 pm7:17 pm Sun1:23 am7:22 am1:12 pm7:59 pm Mon2:00 am7:57 am1:34 pm8:40 pm Tue2:41 am8:29 am1:52 pm9:22 pm Wed3:26 am8:59 am2:08 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