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MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET : 6:44 8:06 6:43 8:06 6:43 8:07 6:42 8:07 6:42 8:08 6:41 8:08 6:41 8:09 VOL. 25, NO. 45 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 11, 2018 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands by Jeff LysiakAfter returning from a recent sixmonth deployment to Syria, United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Londan Chase Harper and his wife, Ashlyn, were looking to spend some quality time together during his 14-day leave. The young couple, currently stationed at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California, continued on page 10 Chase and Ashlyn Harper enjoying a quiet moment at the Captiva Fishing Museum at Jensens Twin Palm Cottages & Marina photo by Jeff LysiakMarine Visits Captiva Thanks To Local Charity Busy Summer Planned For Rec Center Campersby Jeff LysiakIn less than one month, a fun-filled summer of daily activities, sports experiences and day trips is being planned by the Sanibel Recreation Department team for this years Summer Day Camp, a traditional eight-week day camp which will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, July 27. Each week will follow a different colorful theme. The camp, offered to children enter ing kindergarten through eighth grades, runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. For the first time this summer, as a pilot program, camp will be open to children entering kindergarten (refer to the registration packet for specific kin dergarten registration requirements). Campers will participate in activi ties such as swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, basketball, bowling and archery, along with a number of other games and athletic endeavors. Special guests, along with locally-focused field trips, will also be a part of the action. This summer will also feature sev eral new offerings, including Lego Workshops (Mondays from 2 to 3 p.m. for grades K, 1 and 2, and from 3 to 4 p.m. for grades 3 and 4); Junior Chefs, a non-cooking class (Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. for grades K, 1 and 2, and from 3 to 4 p.m. for grades 3 and 4); Indiana Drones with Ken Burgener (Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon for grades 7 and 8); Snorkeling with Sanibel Sea School staff (Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. for grades K, 1 and 2, and from 10 to 11 a.m. for grades 3 and 4). Indiana Drones will have our middle schoolers using some old Sanibel maps from the 1960s. Theyll look at footage captured by drones, and theyll have to identify each location, said Dave DeFonzo, youth program supervisor. Were also doing something called Wildlife Explorers for the younger camp ers, which will be a scavenger hunt-type of activity. Among the most popular activities returning this summer are Introduction to Scuba Diving with Calli Johnson (Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon for grades continued on page 5 Kids enrolled in the Sanibel Recreation Centers Summer Day Camp will have opportunities to learn how to paddleboard and kayak every Tuesday at Captiva Island Yacht Club photo by Jeff LysiakAnnual Ride Of Silence May 16Matzaluna Italian Restaurant, in conjunction with Sanibel Bike Club and Billys Bikes, will be hosting the annual Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 16. Riders are encouraged to arrive for waiver signing and equipment check by 6:45 p.m. at Matzaluna, located at 1200 Periwinkle Way. The ride will begin at 7 p.m. and cross over the first two bridges of the Sanibel Causeway, with a turn around under the main span and return to Matzaluna. Matzaluna will provide discounted food and drink for all riders. Since May 2008, the Sanibel Bike Club has hosted a local Ride of Silence to honor fellow cyclists who have been killed or injured in cycling accidents and to raise awareness that everyone should share the road. The Ride of Silence is a worldwide event that takes place at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of May each year. Club members, friends, neighbors and the com munity are invited to ride in this short, silent, slow ride. Helmets ar e required for all riders and front and tail lights are required if you plan to ride your bike home after dinner. The initial Ride of Silence in 2003 in Dallas, Texas drew 1,000 cyclists in response to the death of Larry Schwartz by a school bus mirror. The Ride of Silence honors cyclists who have been killed or injured in cycling accidents photo by Jeff Lysiak


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3 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 French Baking ClassesProfessional French baker Andre Gratesol will be teaching a series of progressive baking classes this month on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the real deal in French pastry, so sign up early. Cost is $50 per session. Simply Vegetarian CookingResident Chef Jarred Harris will teach a Simply Vegetarian cooking class on Tuesday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. This hands-on class features vegetarian and vegan recipes that are not only quick, easy and delicious, but dairy and gluten free. Menu will include Vegetable Spaghetti with Sweet Potato Pumpkin and Peanut Stew topped with Coconut Bacon, and Citrus Ginger and Coconut Crme Brulee. Cost is $40 per person and you must register and pay in advance.Healthy Asian CookingChef Jarred Harris will lead a demomonstration for beginners and experienced cooks, titled Healthy Asian, on Tuesday, May 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. Learn how to make Shrimp and Vegetable Summer Rolls and Spicy Peanut Sauce, Simple Pho Noodle Soup, and Roasted Bananas and Coconut and Honey Custard. Cost is $25 per person and you must register and pay in advance. Yoga And Shell CraftingYoga classes continue in May on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 and 11:15 a.m. with Dr. Susan Pataky. Shell crafting lessons are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays. All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. The Community House is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, visit www. or call 472-2155. The Community House Alligator bread by French baker Andre Gratesol photos provided Resident Chef Jarred Harris will lead cooking demonstrations on May 15 and 22 Tea Time At Bailey HomesteadThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) invites residents and visitors to the Bailey Homestead Preserve on Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. for some cool refreshing tea from the gardens. Taste teas made from Tulsi basil, native mint, passionvine, lemongrass, yaupon holly and native pennyroyal. All are growing at the Native Landscapes and Garden Center. There will be a demonstration on how to make the teas from the freshly harvested leaves. Learn to build your own container tea garden for your porch from nursery grown plants. Cost of the program is $10 and reservations are required. Call the Native Landscapes and Garden Center at 472-1932. The Bailey Homestead Preserve is located at 1300 Periwinkle Way. Learn how to make tea from freshly harvested leaves photo provided


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 20184 rfntbb b b b b b b b Find us on bb tOpen Christian Preschool Offering Summer CampRegistration is open for Sanibel Christian Preschools new summer camp for 3to 7-year-olds. The deadline to sign up is mid-May and the camp begins on June 4, with the first of four themed weeks of fun and learning. Each week will also include art and music activities. The camp will be taught by the preschools teachers. Children may attend one, two, three or all four of the following weeks: Week 1: June 4 to 8 Storytelling Children will develop their storytelling skills as they listen to stories read to them and are given the chance to create and illustrate their own stories. The week will conclude with Pajama Day on Friday and a short dramatization of a story they learned throughout the week. Week 2: June 11 to 15 Fun And Fitness Students will continue developing their motor skills as they take part in fitness activities such as relay races, obstacle courses, dancing and stretching exercises. They will also learn about nutritious food to help them stay healthy and strong. Week 3: June 18 to 22 Amazing Race Children will practice working in teams as they go through different stations where they must complete challenges that include art and science projects, math and reading activities. Week 4: June 25 to 29 Water World What lives under the sea? What can you find living in rivers? Children will learn about these two ecosystems and what they can do to take care of them. This week will conclude with water activities and games on Friday. Sanibel Christian Preschool is an outreach of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and is located on the church property at 2050 Periwinkle Way. For more information, contact the preschool director, Ana Abella, through the church office at 472-0497. To download an application form, visit www. Stretchy slime fun at Sanibel Christian Prsechool photo provided FREDERICK B. WIGHTMANFrederick B. Wightman; loving husband of the late Mary Ellen; beloved husband of Kay (Manion) Wightman; loving father of Barb (Scott) and Sandra (Randy); dear stepfather of John (Lorelle), Sue (Rich), Ginny (Dan), and Mike (Sarah); cherished grandfather of David, Taylor, Olivia, Jocelyn, Nathan, Zack, Elise, Danny, Meg, Jane, Lucy, Grant, Brett, Kent, Emma, Emmett, Tommy, Pierson, Katie, Alex and Ted; fond brother of Henry (Joyce) Wightman and Winifred (the late David) Webster. Memorial donations may be made to: Rock Steady Boxing, 7440 N. Shadeland Avenue, Suite 202, Indianapolis, IN 46250 (www. OBITUARY Where Islanders Have Sent Their Friends & Family To Shop Since 1976 Sanibel & Worldwide Shells Corals & Exotic Sealife Shell Gifts Jewelry Books Candles Lamps Sanibel Perfumes Craft Supplies T-Shirts Tanks Muscles Hoodies Hats Cover-Ups & Dresses Handmade Shell Xmas Ornaments & FlowersCelebrating Over 40 Years On Sanibel! Adult & Kids Ts sizes XS-XL3 for $23XXL 3 for $29 1157 Periwinkle Way 472-6991 472-8080Open 7 Days 9:00am til 9:00pm SheSellsSeaShellsSanibel.comWE SHIP!FREE GIFT!20% OffAny Single Item(cash sales only)Good with coupon not valid on sale items SUN ALL STERLING SILVER JEWELRYNOW 20% OFFPLUSH ANIMALS AND PUPPETSNOW 20% OFFVoted The Best Shell Shop in SW Florida -News Press Readers Poll 2000-2017 Voted The Best Gift Shop in SW Florida 2017 TRY OUR GATOR JERKYWinner Best Shell Shop -Islander/Island Reporter Readers Poll 2000-2017 2015 Best Craft Shop & Best Gift Shop WELCOME VISITORS An Ocean Boutique Vacation Bible School Coming To Sanibel ChurchRolling River Rapids Vacation Bible School, open to children who are 3 years old through completion of fifth grade, is coming to Sanibel Community Church. All are invited to join this complimentary week of fun. The program will be held Monday through Friday, June 4 to June 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sanibel Community Church, located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. This whitewater rafting adventure includes a themed dinner, exciting new music, amazing science, creative crafts, fun recreation and memorable Bible stories that will help children know God is always with them as they ride the rapids of life. For more information, call Sanibel Community Church at 472-2684. Vacation Bible School directors, from left, Emma Hall, Amy Selby, Christine Szymanczyk and Evette Zurbriggen photo provided whims SALE239-313-0535 2451 Periwinkle Way Baileys Center mon sat 10 am 5 pm clothing to look your best. art & gifts to feather your nest.


5 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 From page 1Rec Center7 and 8); Golfing at The Sanctuary (Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon for grades 6 and 6); Pickleball (Mondays from 1 to 2 p.m. for grades K, 1 and 2, from 2 to 3 p.m. for grades 3 and 4, and from 3 to 4 p.m. for grades 5 to 8). Local field trips will include weekly outings to the beach along with visits to Skyzone Trampoline Park in Fort Myers (June 7 for grades 5 to 8, June 13 for grades K to 4), a Fort Myers Miracle baseball game at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers (June 20 for grades K to 4), mud flat fun at Bunche Beach in Fort Myers (June 21 for grades 5 to 8), Sun & Fun Lagoon in Naples (June 27 for grades K to 4), SunSplash in Cape Coral (July 5 for grades 5 to 8), Zoomers Amusement Park in Fort Myers (July 11 for grades K to 4, July 19 for grades 5 to 8) and Cmon Golisano Childens Museum in Naples (July 25 for grades K to 4). Campers will also visit Island Cinema for special screenings, rotating on a weekly basis for all grades. (Field trips may be limited due to seating capacity or daily attendance.) Events planned for Fridays at the rec center facility include a slip-n-slide inflatable (June 8), John Storms World Campers will learn basic golfing skills on Wednesdays at The Sanctuary Golf Club photos by Jeff LysiakSenior Sunday CelebrationSanibel Community Church celebrated Senior Sunday on April 29, which honored all high school graduates at the church. Youth Pastor Kevin Schafer spoke at all three services, blessing and praying for the students as they enter new beginnings in their lives. Following the last service, a lunch was hosted for the seniors and their families to honor them and to encourage them as they prepare for the next steps in their lives. Parents and grandparents read letters of blessing to each of the graduates. Some of the graduates have already planned for the future: Katie Haas Pursuing education in art and photography Daniel Ibarra Going to Wheaton College Julia Senkeleski Going to Liberty University Ian Vandervelde Traveling abroad for a gap year before college The congregation congratulates these 2018 graduates and offers them this blessing: May God richly bless you as you walk in the plans He has for you. H2O Student Ministries is Sanibel Community Churchs Youth Ministry program for young men and women, grades six to 12. H2O middle school students meet on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m. for high school students, and on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. until noon in the youth center at Sanibel Community Church. All students on the island and surrounding communities are welcome to attend. Sanibel Community Church is an evangelical, non-denominational congregation, with the church campus at 1740 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call 472-2684 or visit www. From left, Julia Senkeleski, Daniel Ibarra, Ian Vandevelde, Katie Haas, Emma Markle, Maddie Pezzi and Emilee Milton (not pictured: Laurin VanOlst) photo provided of Reptiles showcase (June 15), a wrecking ball inflatable (June 22), Lil Dipper water slide (June 29), Challenger obstacle course (July 6), Zorb inflatable ball (July 13), a dual-lane water slide (July 20) and the X-Factor obstacle course (July 27). Rates per week range from $132 for members and $171 for non-members (early bird; call for registration dates) to $157 for members and $206 for non-members. Camp will not be held on Wednesday, July 4. Financial assistance is available to qualifying families. As part of the registration fee, breakfast and lunch will be provided daily as well as the all-inclusive weekly field trip itinerary. Campers should bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen daily. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit Reptile expert John Storms, pictured with a skink, returns to the rec center on June 15


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 20186 Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel 239-472-2591 LINDA MARISA JEANNE Manicures and Pedicures by Lois Hair Styling by Lily Photographer Exhibiting At Sanibel Church Each month throughout the year, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ (SCUCC) exhibits the work of one or more fine artists with local ties. Photographs by Holly Badger English are currently on view in Fellowship Hall. My interest in photography started at an early age with fond memories of watching my father develop photos in his darkroom, said English, a member of the SCUCC congregation. The process seemed magical. I cant remember when I didnt have a camera. After college, I attended Vesper George School of Art, a commercial art school in Boston. Ive always loved visual and performing arts and was an administrative assistant at the Arts Council of Erie, Pennsylvania. English has taken four, one-week photography class cruises on a schooner in Maine offered by Neal Parent, a professional photographer known for his black and white images. She is a member of the Shell Point Photo Club and received ribbons in the last four annual photo contests. I am a snowbird and spend half the year at Shell Point in Fort Myers and the rest of the year in Maine, said English. I feel greatly blessed that I have the opportunity to photograph in two wonderful parts of the world, here in Southwest Florida and also in midcoast Maine. My hope is that the viewers of my work will enjoy seeing a glimpse of the beautiful world around us. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. The photographs are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the church. The exhibit may be seen during office hours when Fellowship Hall is not in use and on Sundays after services. The church offers a 7:45 a.m. chapel service and a 10 a.m. traditional worship service. For more information, call 472-0497. Sunflowers by Holly Badger English Roseate spoonbill by Holly Badger English Holly Badger English photos provided 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 The Mighty Minty Micromeriasubmitted by Dee Century, SCCFMicromeria brownei is a lovely native ground cover that I grow in a pot on my porch to make a gentle mint refreshing tea. It is much easier to grow year-round than the more commonly known mints. I am going to try it in my homemade Mohito. Commonly known as Creeping Charlie or St. Johns mint, this ground cover grows in part shade to sun as long as it is always moist. It is found growing along the banks of its namesake, the St. Johns River. This square stemmed mint is a wet-footed plant that blooms year-round and is available at the SCCF Native Landscapes and Garden Center. It is growing nicely in the demonstration gardens at the Bailey Homestead Preserve, located at 1300 Periwinkle Way. Micromeria brownei photo provided


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ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 20188 Independently Owned And OperatedCOPYRIGHT 2018 Island Sun LORKEN Publications, Inc.Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersLeah Biery Barbara Cacchione Kay Casperson Walter Cheatham Constance Clancy, EdD Suzy Cohen Linda Coin Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Shelley Greggs Jarred Harris Marion Hauser, MS, RD Ross Hauser, MD Bryan Hayes Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Shirley Jewell Bob Kern Dr. Jose H. Leal, PhD Anne Mitchell Capt. Matt Mitchell Trinette Nelson Gerri Reaves PhD Angela Larson Roehl J. Brendan Ryan, CLU, ChFC, MSFS Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Tom Sharbaugh Jeanie TinchUSPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, FL, 33957. Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 8,000 10,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $60 one year, $30 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $150 one year, six months $75 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, call 239-395-1213; or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: 239-395-2299. Email:, E-mail: The Island Sun reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Publisher Lorin Arundel Advertising Bob Petcher Graphic Arts & Production Ann Ziehl, Manager Amanda Hartman Justin Wilder Reporter Jeff Lysiak City Of Sanibel Vegetation CommitteeGroundcovers: No Bunnies Business This is the 21st in a series of articles written by members of the City of Sanibel Vegetation Committee dealing with vegetative matters of concern to island residents. Members of the committee are Sanibel residents appointed by city council for one-year terms. To be considered for an appointment, contact the city managers office at 472-3700. The use of native groundcovers versus turf grass makes so much sense. Native groundcovers require no watering once established, no fertilizing, no weeding (they suppress weeds), no mowing (although many may be cut) and they hold soil in place. Furthermore, they are generally not bunny food. There is a bumper population of rabbits on Sanibel this year, in case you have not seen them. Small mammal population boom/bust cycles are a common phenomenon. When resources (i.e. food, shelter) are plentiful, rabbit populations can significantly increase. Subsequent to the rabbit population increase, predator populations will also increase since the rabbits provide them an abundant food source. Eventually, the rabbit population growth is usually curtailed by predators preying on the rabbits. You may have noticed that these rabbits have a voracious appetite and are eating everything they can reach including turf grass. Not to worry, though. There are native groundcovers that are less appetizing, and can be substituted for plants that are being grazed by rabbits. This article discusses some of the available native groundcovers suitable for Sanibel yards. There are plenty of others to choose from: matchweed (Phyla nodiflora), spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis), coontie (Zamia pumila) and blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), to mention just a few. Many of these groundcovers attract butterflies and some produce food for other wildlife. They also cool the air surrounding the plants as water evaporates from the leaves. Turf grass is still an option where there is a lot of foot traffic, but groundcovers and mulch paths are aesthetically pleasing and in need of less maintenance (i.e. irrigation and fertilizer) once established. If youre unsure of what to plant, its always best to consult your local native nursery to determine which native groundcovers are suitable for your yard. You can also visit the Florida Association of Native Nurseries website (www.afnn. org) to view more information on native plants. Where can I learn more about native plants on Sanibel? The Vegetation Committee hosts free plant walks from November to April at city hall to view and discuss the use of native plants. Everyone and their questions are welcome. To view pictures of the Invasive Exotic Plants Worst of the Worst or the citys The Alien Invasion brochure, visit www. Exotic-Vegetation/Other-Invasive-ExoticVegetation or contact the citys Natural Resources Department at 472-3700. The Natural Resources Department section of the citys website, www., offers information on native plants, a listing of licensed contractors, 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. Beach verbena (Glandularia maritima) Blanket flower (Gaillardia pulchella ) Blue porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis ) Golden creeper (Ernodea littoralis ) Gopher apple (Geobalanus oblongifolius ) Dune sunflower (Helianthus debilis ) photos provided Mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa )


9 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 Churches/TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH Reverend Father Dean Nastos, Orthos Ser vice Sunday 9 a.m., Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m., Fellowship Programs, Sunday School, Bible Study. 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, annunciation., 481-2099. BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. Rabbi Stephen Fuchs. President Alan Lessack 579-0296. HISTORIC CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA The Re v. Dr. John N. Cedarleaf Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 12, 2017 thru April 29, 2018 11580 Chapin Lane, Captiva 472-1646 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST Sunday 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m. Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 2950 West Gulf Drive, 472-8684. SANIBEL FELLOWSHIP, sbc Join us for Bible study and Worship Sunday 10 a.m. at Island Cinema. Call Pastor Mark Hutchinson 284-6709. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship 8, 9 and 11 a.m. Traditional in historic Chapel, 8 a.m. Contemporary and childrens church in the main sanctuary, 9 a.m. Traditional in the main sanctuary, 11 a.m. Childcare available at all services. 1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684 SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST The Re verend Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Reverend Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor. 7:45 Chapel Service, 10 a.m. Traditional Worshop Service with Sunday School and nursery care at 10 a.m. 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 www. 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 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (until May 20). Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m. Prayer and Potluck first Wednesdays 6 p.m. 2304 Periwinkle Way,, 472-2173. UNIT ARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS Meets 5 p .m. on the second Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. 2050 Periwinkle Way,, 433-4901. 1975 Periwinkle Way Sanibels Only Positively Authorized Dealer! The Best Selection in Southwest Florida!


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201810 Be Aware Of Manatees When BoatingChances of close encounters between Florida manatees and boaters increase in the spring. For manatees, it is the season when they leave their winter refuges and travel along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and through inland waters. For boaters, it is a critical time to be on the lookout for manatees to avoid colliding with these large aquatic mammals. Spring is a great time to go boating in Florida, but manatees are out there too. Please watch out for them, said Ron Mezich, who heads the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manatee management program. From April 1 through November 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercrafts. FWC law enforcement officers are on patrol in state waters to remind boaters of the seasonal manatee speed zones and take enforcement actions when appropriate. Since manatees are difficult to detect when under water, operators of boats and personal watercrafts can help by: Wearing polarized sunglasses to help spot manatees. Looking for large circles on the water, also known as manatee footprints, indicating the presence of a manatee below. Looking for a snout sticking up out of the water. Following posted manatee zones while boating. Reporting an injured, distressed, sick or dead manatee to the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or dialing #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone. FWC biologists, managers and law enforcement staff work closely with partners to evaluate current data and identify necessary actions to protect this iconic animal. Florida has invested over $2 million annually for manatee Manatees swimming in local waters photo by Karen Parker colors! r frntbr rr brrbr rb r They are available at: Baileys General Store Baileys at Sundial Beach Stuff CVS Pharmacy Doc Fords Island Pharmacy Suncatchers Dream conservation, and the FWC works toward continued success for manatees in the state. Manatee zones and maps are available at, where you can select Protection Zones for links to county maps. Boaters can get tips from A boaters guide to living with Florida Manatees And if you want to see manatees in the wild or captivity, visit manatee/where-to-see/. To support FWCs manatee research, rescue and management efforts, purchase a Save the Manatee Florida license plate at or donate $5 to receive an FWC manatee decal by going to manatee and clicking on Decals. From page 1Marinemissed their opportunity to take a honeymoon trip after they were married. So when Ashlyn heard that her husband had been granted an opportunity for some R&R, she looked into planning something special. Thats when she learned about Operation Open Arms. A friend of mine from cosmetology school also has a husband in the military, and she told me about some groups that offer vacations for veterans like my husband, said Ashlyn, 19. Thats when I first reached out to GiddyUp. GiddyUp, by the way, is the name of Capt. John Bunch, a fellow veteran and founder of the nonprofit veterans organization Operation Open Arms (OOA), based in Southwest Florida. In addition to providing complimentary vacations for both active duty and disabled service members, OOA has facilitated over 100 weddings, more than 1,200 fishing trips and paid for mental health (including PTSD) counseling services. In all, more than 3,700 troops have been served thanks to OOAs efforts. Bunch and Ashlyn began discussions on planning the Harpers vacation back in December 2017. Not knowing exactly when her husband would be granted leave made confirming which dates would work best for the newlyweds a little tricky. The hardest part was not knowing exactly when Chase would be on leave, Ashlyn explained. But Capt. Bunch understood that there could be scheduling problems. He was in the military, so he knew that sometimes schedules do change. But with a little bit of work, Bunch helped arrange for the couple to spend five days and four nights on Captiva, where they were given accommodations at Jensens Twin Palm Cottages & Marina. Over the years, the Jensen b rothers John, Jimmy and Dave have hosted between 20 and 30 military veterans through OOA. Any time we can do something that seems so small for someone that does so much for our country gives us a great feeling, said Jimmy Jensen. Bunch expressed his appreciation for the brother trio, along with more than 325 Southwest Florida businesses, who have supported his charity since 2005. Jensens has been a bigger part of OOA than any other group, he noted. Im not sure that you could find three other men that are greater advocates for our troops than the Jensens. Two weeks before they were to come to Captiva, Bunch asked the Harpers what food or beverage items they would like placed in their room upon their arrival. He requested that Ashlyn provide him a list of 10 items to stock their room with. Modestly, Ashlyn only requested five: white bread, smooth peanut butter, grape jelly, Dr.Pepper and bottled water. She couldnt even come up with 10 things, recalled Bunch. It brought tears to the eyes of my wife. But after pressing the teen for a few more items, Ashlyn added three more items: bagels, cream cheese and any kind of chocolate. When the couple arrived at Jensens last Thursday morning, they expressed their appreciation for everything that OOA helped coordinate for their honeymoon vacation. They arranged for us to get a ride from the airport, and they even bought us some groceries, said Ashlyn. Everybodys been really nice. This place is so beautiful breathtaking, for sure, added Chase, 20. This is the best first impression I could ever have for Florida. The couple, originally from West Virginia, planned on taking advantage of some activities offered to them, including two charter fishing trips, parasailing lessons and some local sightseeing. They might also take in a baseball game with the Fort Myers Miracle in town. Stacy Stevens of Cartwheel Golf Carts provided them with a rental vehicle during their stay while OOA senior advisor Kerry Constantine delivered $50 worth of Godiva Chocolates. Tony Lapi (of Tween Waters Inn) offered us some dinners while were here, noted the Harpers. We just want to thank Operation Open Arms for everything they do. They go above and beyond for anyone. For additional information or to make a contribution to the allvolunteer 501(c)3 charity, visit www.


11 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 Ornithologist Leads Group For WGCU FundraiserLast Saturday morning, Tarpon Bay Explorers hosted renowned ornithologist Dr. Jerry Jackson and 19 other wildlife enthusiasts for a combined birding trip fundraiser through Tarpon Bay. Tarpon Bay Explorers provided kayaks for paddlers so Dr. Jackson could lead them through Commodore Creek within the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. These fundraisers help support WGCU programs such as Dr. Jacksons With the Wild Things. Dr. Jackson discusses various species of wildlife endemic to Florida. This paddling excursion raised over $1,700. Dr. Jackson has been birding since he was a kid throwing newspapers at dawn with birds chirping in the background. Ding and I have similar backgrounds, said Jackson. He was a syndicated cartoonist and I was a paper boy, joked Jackson. Beyond his occupation as a former paperboy, Dr. Jackson has been a professor for 50 years; 30 years at Mississippi State University and another 20 at Florida Gulf Coast University. We were happy to provide Dr. Jackson and WGCU with the needs for their fundraiser, said Tarpon Bay Explorers General Manager and part owner Wendy Schnapp. Education is part of Tarpon Bay Explorers and the refuges mission. Who better to raise funds for WGCU, and go birding at the same time, than Dr. Jackson. Educating the public is of extreme importance to Tarpon Bay Explorers, who is the official concession to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. The tour not only included information about birds, but the ecosystem in which they inhabit, the mangrove estuary. Tarpon Bay Explorers naturalists and Dr. Jackson stress the importance of mangrove forests and the benefits they provide for humans and wildlife alike for Floridas coastal communities. Mangroves are one of the most important protectants we have, said Jackson. Visitors can learn even more about mangrove estuaries, their significance and the wildlife that inhabits them on any guided tour Tarpon Bay Explorers offers. Tours range from kayaks, pontoons, paddleboards, trams and other opportunities. Visit the website at or call 472-8900 for more information. Dr. Jerry Jackson and his wife Bette, right, with fellow paddlers photos provided Dr. Jackson and his kayakers on their way to the Commodore Creek kayak trail SEALIFE FASHION DIAMONDS ESTATE Periwinkle Place Shops Sanibel Island 239-472-4177 Thursday Coffee, Tea And Trivia At Church CafSanibel Community Church invites residents and visitors to a night of trivia on Thursday evenings at the Carpenters Caf & Bookstore. The caf opens at 6:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7 p.m. Its family-friendly fun for all ages. Parking is available in the back lot of church, located at 1740 Periwinkle Way.


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201812 Sunshine, Food And Fun For All At Seahorse Festival A brief shower gave way to sunny skies during last Saturdays Seahorse Festival at Sanibel Community Park. It was an afternoon filled with family-friendly fun, inflatable activities, live music and fantastic food for kids of all ages. Pictured is student Ava Campanella tossing a pie in the face of music teacher Joey Giangreco in a fundraising game for The Sanibel School PTA. photos by Jeff Lysiak Caroline Muddell and Ava Selby climbing the rock wall Nick Cerabona at the bungee jump From left, Elin Mossberg, Nevnah Schwartz and Sammy Wells selling lemonade Jackie Chavez, right, tosses a ball in an attempt to dunk Kayla Nette From left, customers Bill LeJeune, Jonathan Tongyai and Jeff Muddell are served chicken and waffles by Bridgit Stone-Budd of The Pecking Order From left, Preston Hanni, Preston Farhat, Insa Baumgarten, Kennedy Hanni and Ava Camputaro selling lollipops


13 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 Jeff Siwicke and Jenny Evans with their son, Cassidy Attendees young and old had a good time playing a friendly game of corn hole Inflatable games and sports-themed activities were spread out across Sanibel Community Park From left, Luke Czaster, Cindy Lopez and Joey Almeida at the Joeys Custard food stand The Naples-based band Wilder Brothers performed throughout the festival From left, teachers Barbara Scarnato, Edna Dykhuizen and Joey Giangreco at the pie toss booth


Plant SmartA Southern Magnolia Brown Beautyby Gerri ReavesSouthern magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora) many attributes qualify it as one of Florida most attractive native trees: large fragrant flowers, shiny leaves, wildlife friendliness, low maintenance and shade. The iconic trees natural range doesnt extend to southernmost Florida, and its size 100 feet or more renders it unsuitable for most residential and commercial landscapes anyway. However, a number of smaller cultivars of the famed magnolia have become popular landscape trees in South Florida. One is Brackens brown beauty, named for the leaves velvety brown undersides. Brown beauty reaches a height of 30 to 50 feet with a somewhat pyramidal shape and narrow oval crown. It is multi-branched with dense ornamental foliage that provides cover for birds. When planted in a row, this tree creates an especially pretty effect. The glossy coarse oval leaves measure up to eight inches long. Showy saucer-shaped flowers appear in spring and summer at the branch ends. They can be up nearly a foot across and have six to 12 petals. As they age, they gradually darken, becoming a soft tawny brown that complements the undersides of the leaves, which are smooth velvety cinnamon. The fuzzy cones of about four inches long are pale yellow to soft pink. They ripen in fall and winter to yield seeds with fleshy deep-red outer coverings and pendant threads. A variety of wildlife eat the seeds. Plant this tree in full sun to partial shade where it will have plenty of moisture. It has moderate drought tolerance but poor salt tolerance. Protect the thin bark from landscape tools and equipment. Sources: Florida Gardners Guide by Tom MacCubbin and Georgia B. Tasker; Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; Florida Plants for Wildlife by Craig N. Huegel; A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio; Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell;; and Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. Showy large fragrant flowers bloom in spring and summer In fall and winter, the fuzzy cones bear seeds sought by wildlife The leaves of Brackens brown beauty, a cultivar of the iconic Southern magnolia, are shiny deep green with velvety brown undersides photos by Gerri ReavesISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201814 Or consider not using any rat poisons at all. Instead, seal all entry points to your home. Help SCCF Bring Back the Barn Owls SCCF 472-2329 sccf.orgPoisoned rats can kill the eagles, hawks, bobcats and owls that eat them.Tell your pest control professional to NOT use these rat poisons: brodifacoum bromailone difenacoum difethialone EXPERIENCE: HUNDREDS OF SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPES300 Center Road, Fort Myers FL 33907 PHONE 239.939.9663 FAX www.AllNative.bizOPEN DAILY: 9 to 5 Mon Sat 10 to 3 SunOUR NURSERY FEATURES OVER 200 SPECIES OF NATIVE PLANTS ON SEVERAL ACRES Buttery Gardens Wildlife/Bird Sanctuaries We also offer landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance. Tips For Living With AlligatorsThe American alligator is a conservation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million alligators of every size. They are an important part of Floridas wetlands, but should be regarded with caution and respect. Alligators become more active and visible during spring when temperatures rise and their metabolism increases. Although serious injuries caused by alligators are rare in Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recommends taking precautions when having fun in and around the water. Alligators inhabit all 67 counties in Florida and can be found anywhere there is standing water. Reduce the chances of conflicts with alligators by swimming only in designated swimming areas during daylight hours. Also keep pets on a leash and away from the water. Because alligators control their bodycontinued on page 21


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Windy Tarpon Tactics by Capt. Matt MitchellWith our Tarpon fishing now in full swing, it makes you realize how many factors can play into the days fishing plan. Tarpon fishing is seldom easy even during perfect conditions, although a few times a season you have those days when the fish seem to just eat every bait put out there. Memorable tarpon hookups and battles wash away all those tough lean days. Targeting these often finicky fish can be extremely frustrating at times, although the thrill factor of catching one more makes all the time invested worth while. Wind, weather, tides, water clarity and moon phase are just a few of the factors that play a huge part in tarpon fishing. No matter how good a certain spot was the day before, a change in any one of these factors will change everything. Choosing a location to tarpon fish because it sets up better on that tide and wind direction will certainly increase your odds. The shape of Pine Island Sound and the barrier islands make it possible to almost always be able to find somewhere to tarpon fish no matter what our wind direction. Reacting to the wind direction will dictate where your going to spend your time hunting tarpon. During east winds the eastern side of the sound along with out on the beaches from Knapps Point north is the sheltered calmer water. West winds mean fishing the west side of the sound from the powerlines all the way to Cayo Costa is often the call. During periods of north wind, its all about the southeren end of Sanibel from Lighthouse Point to Knapps Point along with a few other places in the sound that are either sheltered by shoals or mangrove islands. Throw in northeast, southeast, northwest etc., and its a game of angles dodging the wind and looking for that little bit more sheltered calmer water that will give you a chance at spotting these tarpon. During calm conditions, all our water is fishable, and you can cover lots of ground and spot tarpon from a long way off. Throw in a big full moon and it seems the tarpon simply disappear as its presumed they move offshore to spawn. Even when every variable comes together and youre sitting in rolling tarpon, the one factor you have no control over is if they will bite. This week marks the 7th annual Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament with more than 50 of the best local tarpon teams coming together to decide the winner. All the above factors will come into play as weather conditions during the past few years have been a major factor in this event. At the end of the day, one team will have a big pay day, a converted pink tarpon sport jacket and, best of all, bragging rights for another year. 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@ ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERHEA D S FACTORY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g Sanibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur B ottom Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on a c es C C ll n Pa in t Pr i es C C i i Call on Paint Prices D ave Doane1 Send Us Your Fish TalesWe would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include a photograph with identification. Email to or call 395-1213. Chase Calkin with a slot-sized redfish caught this week while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell photo provided ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201816 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than FishUntangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly BILL FISCHER


CROW Case Of The Week: Injured Migrating Songbirds by Bob PetcherMigrating songbirds, including many species of warblers, thrushes, vireos, orioles, flycatchers and grosbeaks, to name a few, are known to be strong travelers. During the course of an evening, these night fliers can cover more than 200 miles only to find a tree near dawn to rest up for another night of migration. Incredibly, some long-distance fliers like the scarlet tanager and cliff swallow can cover a distance of more than 10,000 miles on a journey. Keep a watchful eye out. Migrating songbirds are on the move at this time of year. According to the National Audubon Society, there are hundreds of millions of small songbirds migrating north in early May. With that vast estimated number, you can expect songbirds are flying north over a large territory of land and water in this country. There are reports that say that some of these migrating birds often return to the same tree each year. Thats impressive! Unfortunately, these night travelers sometimes get disoriented and suffer window strikes. According to The Sierra Club, collisions are the second largest killer of birds in the nation after cats. Bright lights tend to confuse birds, especially on buildings that reflect trees. These situations trick birds into thinking such reflections are actually places to perch. That causes these tired fliers to fly headlong into the glare. At CROW, there have been a number of different species of songbirds admitted to the clinic, most commonly from window strikes. So far this year, we have admitted approximately 200 patients that sustained blunt force trauma from a known cause, such as window strike, hit by car, etc. Oftentimes, we do not have a history of what happened to the patient, so many other patients that are treated for trauma may ultimately fall into this category, said Dr. Robin Bast, CROW veterinary intern. In the past two weeks alone, we have treated 12 songbirds for window strikes. Oftentimes, people will find a songbird at the base of a window to their house. The bird cannot see the glass barrier and inadvertently flies into it, thinking it can fly through it. When a bird collides with a window, CROW officials state swelling in the brain may cause it to be temporarily stunned. Often times, it will just need some time for the swelling to subside, while other times the swelling may prove fatal. When a bird flies into a window, it often hits the glass head-first, resulting in blunt force trauma to the head. If the bird wasnt flying very fast, it may have only minor injuries, temporary mentation change or stunning similar to a concus sion in people, said Dr. Bast. However, it is also possible for the injuries to be mor e severe, resulting in brain swelling, perma nent neurologic deficits and even fractures of the spine or shoulder bones. If a songbird is found after a window strike, keep it safe from predators while it recovers. Do handle the bird as little as possible but do not offer it any food or water. If the bird recovers quickly, it will fly away. If it is slow to recover or has a broken wing or leg, it is best to get it medical attention immediately. If you find a bird that flew into a window and needs medical attention, bring it to your local wildlife rehabilitator, said Dr. Bast. Place it in a box in a quiet, dark space until you can bring it to a rehabilitator for further assessment. Do not offer food or water if the bird is stunned, it is at increased risk of drowning or choking. Once at the rehab center, it will be assessed for any fractures, given pain medication and placed in oxygen while it recovers. 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. From left, patient #18-1501 and patient #18-1504 were temporarily stunned and were released within 24 hours. Patient #18-0246, on the far right, succumbed to severe brain swelling. photos by Brian Bohlman SUN 17 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 rfnf nrtbf frf nf frr nfnfr r Cocktails Outdoor Dining Gi Shop The New Island Favorite!


Shell Of The WeekSunrise Tellinby Jos H. Leal, PhD, BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum Science Director and CuratorThe Sunrise Tellin, Tellina radiata Linnaeus, 1758, is likely the most attractive of all tellins (family Tellinidae) found in the western Atlantic Ocean. Its shell is large (up to 65 mm, or about 2.5 inches), glossy, and delicately colored with yellow hues and reddish radial stripes that resemble rays of the rising sun. Its presence on Sanibel and Captiva, however, is questionable only four entries of the species from the islands exist in the National Shell Museum collection, all collected prior to 1971. The species is nonetheless relatively common in the Florida Keys, Caribbean and other parts of the tropical western Atlantic. Learn more about local mollusks and their shells at www. and https://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 or call 395-2233. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is located at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit The Sunrise Tellin, Tellina radiata, from Sanibel photo by Jos H. Leal ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201818 Serving Breakfast til 3:00 everyday!Breakfast & Lunch 7am 3pm Carry Out Kids Menu Beer & WineDine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 NO TIME? NO PROBLEM! Call us with your order and well have it ready to go! All Natural Pet Food Treats Chews Pick Up Bags Litter Shampoo Frontline Vitamins Shop Local 630 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239-395-1464 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 Reef Fish State For-Hire ProgramAt the April 26 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the creation of a Gulf Reef Fish State For-Hire program for 2018 and 2019. This program will enhance management efforts by requiring for-hire operations that target or harvest certain reef fish in Gulf of Mexico state wa ters (excluding Monroe County) to report their intention to harvest these species. The FWC also discussed gulf r ed snap per management, including the 40-day gulf r ecreational season (June 11 to July 20, 2018). To learn more about the season in gulf state and federal waters, visit www. and click on Saltwater Fishing, Recreational Regulations and Snappers. For-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit but target reef fish in state waters will need to sign up for the Gulf Reef Fish State For-Hire program before targeting any of the following species: red snapper, vermilion snapper, gag grouper, red grouper, black grouper, gray triggerfish, greater amberjack, lesser amberjack, banded rudderfish and almaco jack. This effort is part of a fishery-manage ment pilot program (also referred to as an Exempted Fishing Per mit) that allows the FWC to manage recreational red snapper harvest in gulf state and federal waters off Florida in 2018 and 2019. To share your comments or input on gulf red snapper, visit saltwatercomments. Become A Wildlife Volunteer Last year, more than 5,000 volunteers assisted Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff with 85 projects around the state. We value our volunteers. The positive power of volunteers strengthens our efforts to conserve Floridas fish and wildife resources, said FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton. If you want to combine being in Floridas beautiful outdoors with volunteering, we encourage you to get involved as an FWC volunteer. Here are some projects that FWC volunteers are assisting with: Collecting data to increase knowledge of Floridas imperiled species; instructing youth, residents and visitors on how to become responsible outdoor recreators; rescuing marine mammals; monitoring and restoring oyster reef habitat; constructing, installing and monitoring nest boxes for southeastern American kestrels and wood ducks; helping construct and maintain a gravity-fed irrigation system for plants used in scrub habitat restoration; helping improve visitors experiences at many of the FWCs wildlife management areas; helping organize scientific data. Visit involved, to see FWC volunteer opportunities available statewide and by region. Volunteers can sign up for projects at, where a wide range of volunteer opportunities are advertised.


19 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 Trap Fishery WorkshopsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on the recreational and commercial stone crab and blue crab fisheries and the commercial spiny lobster trap fishery. Share your feedback on potential regulation changes for this fishery. The FWC is hosting public workshops throughout the state in May to develop a better understanding of the publics view on management of these fisheries. Stone crab and blue crab will be discussed at all eight workshops. Spiny lobster, in addition to the other two fisheries, will be discussed at workshops in Key West, Key Colony Beach and Dania Beach. Potential regulation changes being discussed include requiring all recreational stone and blue crab traps have an FWC-issued tag number affixed to the trap. Several potential regulation changes for the commercial fishery will also be discussed including standardizing management measures across the fisheries. The following workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.: Monday, May 14 Key Colony Beach, City Hall, 600 West Ocean Drive Tuesday, May 15 Key West, Monroe County Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street Monday, May 21 Dania Beach, Dania Lions Club, 501 SW Fourth Avenue Tuesday, May 22 Fort Myers, Joseph P. DAlessandro Office Complex, Room 165 C&D, 2295 Victoria Avenue If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, submit comments online by visiting SaltwaterComments. For more information and updates on these meetings, visit fishing and click on Saltwater Fishing, Rulemaking and Workshops. MAY 2018MUSEUM SPONSOR CANT COME TO THE MUSEUM? WE CAN BRING THE MOLLUSKS TO YOU! Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 (239) 395-2233 Open Daily, 10 a.m. p.m. College Students From Missouri Visit Sea SchoolStudents from Culver-Stockton College, located in Canton, Missouri, visited Sanibel Sea School during their spring Three-Week Term, a time period at the end of each semester designated for educational travel and work experiences. The group participated in field-based lectures and activities designed to complement their classroom learning in topics such as environmental studies, sustainability and ecology. Daily program topics included mangrove and seagrass ecosystems, the wrack line, subtidal ecology and conserving cultural history. Participants also had a chance to paddle stand up paddleboards near the Sanibel Causeway Islands. Our teaching team thoroughly enjoyed developing course content for these college students, said Sanibel Sea School Director of Education Nicole Finnicum. Its a treat to be able to delve into subjects that they are already familiar with. There have been so many interesting questions, valuable conversations, and fun moments this week, she added. The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to prepare students of promise for a dynamic world through a distinctive experiential curriculum within a supportive learning community. Sanibel Sea School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the oceans future, one person at a time. To learn more, visit www. Sanibel Sea School educator Shannon Stainken, center, led a seagrass ecology class on the Sanibel Causeway photo provided


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201820 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 Peaceful Paddling On The Sanibel Canalsby Ocean Tribe PaddlersEasily accessible from the Sanibel Boat Ramp, the canals of Sanibels east end offer a place for peaceful, protected paddling. Mostly sheltered from the wind, and with plenty of shady stretches, the waters are calm and there are endless nooks and crannies to explore. If youre a fan of landscaping and architecture, enter the canals at the Sanibel Marina and turn immediately right to explore the Shell Harbor neighborhood. There are beautiful homes and gardens to admire as you glide by, and a few abstract outdoor sculptures along the way. If you prefer the solitude of the mangrove forest, head straight past the marina, pass under a small bridge, paddle along the thin mangrove corridor and turn left when you come to a T-shaped intersection. This path will lead you through dense foliage as you approach the Kinzie Island area. Keep an eye out for wading birds and mangrove crabs. Before paddling the canals, it is helpful to orient yourself. We like to use the satellite aerial view feature on Google Maps. Perhaps look for the two Periwinkle Way bridges and find the East End Canal Loop that passes under both. This paddle route will take you through residential and mangrove zones, and it is a great introduction to what the canals have to offer. No matter which direction you choose, there is a good chance you will encounter manatees, dolphins, birds and other wildlife along the canals. We recently spotted a bald eagle flying near the Lindgren Boulevard bridge. It can also be fun to look for invasive iguanas sunning themselves along the walls. Happy paddling. Ocean Tribe Paddlers is a club that helps the Southwest Florida paddling community better explore, enjoy and understand the ocean. Visit www. or follow on Facebook to learn more. 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, no reservations required. Schedule subject to change. The museum also offers daily Beach Walks led by shell experts. For reservations and pricing, visit www. or call 395-2233. Bowmans Beach Mangrove ExplorationSanibel Sea Schools Ocean Tribe Paddling Club organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. Weather permitting, the next meet-up will be held on Sunday, May 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. Participants will paddle through the bayous, encounter wading and diving birds, and discover a bit about mangrove ecosystems. For the more adventurous folks, theres also an opportunity to portage over Old Blind Pass and into the gulf. Those interested in joining the paddle should bring their own paddling equipment (kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards and other paddle-powered vessels are all welcome). A limited number of loaner boards are available, but must be reserved via email in advance. The group will meet at the Bowmans Beach kayak launch. Parking is $5 per hour. Your first Ocean Tribe Paddlers event is free, then it is requested that you purchase a membership online at www.oceantribe PRSVP to Stay tuned for futur e meet-ups. Any weather-related changes will be announced via the Ocean Tribe Paddlers Facebook page on the event day. The next Ocean Tribe Paddlers event, a mangrove paddle, is coming up on May 13 photo provided


21 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 SUNDAY, MAY 13 10AM, 12PM, 2PMADULTS $55 CHILDREN 412 $19 CHILDREN 3 & UNDER FREEPlus tax and gratuityBUFFET HIGHLIGHTS: Seafood and Shell Fish Display House-Rolled Sushi Carved Apricot, Prune and Gorgonzola Stuffed Pork Loin Carved Pepper and Herb Rubbed Prime Rib Amish Country Natural Chicken Breast with Caramelized Spring Onion and Wild Mushroom Tomato and Olive Crusted Salmon International and Domestic Cheeses and Fruits Assorted Salads and Antipasto Give Mom the Brunch She Deserves: Live Entertainment Bouquets for the Ladies An Elaborate BuffetMOTHERSDAY ATSUNDIALTo view the full menu, visit For reservations, call 239.989.1160 MIDDLEGULFDRIVESANIBELISLAND SCCF Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsThe 2018 sea turtle season has begun. Here is the first Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) report on nesting for the islands. The first west end loggerhead nest was first discovered by the night interns and then by sea turtle volunteers on the morning of May 4. This female was originally tagged on May 27, 2016 near the Rabbit Road access, and last night she nested in front of Waterside Inn. There are now seven nests on Sanibel and Captiva (six loggerhead and one Kemps ridley). As of May 4, 2017 Sanibel East: 2 loggerhead nests, 0 green nests, 1 loggerhead false crawl*, 0 green false crawls Sanibel West: 2 loggerhead nests, 0 green nests, 7 loggerhead false crawls*, 0 green false crawls Captiva: 3 loggerhead nests, 0 green nests, 1 loggerhead false crawls*, 0 green false crawls As of May 4, 2018 Sanibel East: 2 loggerhead nests, 0 green nests, 1 loggerhead false crawl*, 0 green false crawls Sanibel West: 1 loggerhead nests, 0 green nests, 2 loggerhead false crawls*, 0 green false crawls Captiva: 3 loggerhead nests, 0 green nesst, 1 loggerhead false crawl*, 0 green false crawls *False crawl a failed nesting attempt Please keep the beaches sea turtle friendly: Turn off or shield all lights that are visible 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 hatchlings and nesting sea turtles. Do not disturb nesting turtles please do not to get too close, shine lights on or take flash photos of nesting sea turtles. Pick up litter. If you have questions, or would like to know more about nesting statistics on Sanibel, email or call SCCF at 472-2329. The first marked sea turtle nest of the season photo by Alexis Horn of SCCFFrom page 14Alligatorstemperature by basking in the sun, they may be easily observed. However, the FWC urges people to keep their distance if they see one. And never feed alligators because it is dangerous and illegal. The FWC places the highest priority on public safety and administers a Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) to address complaints concerning specific alligators. People concerned about an alligator should call the FWCs toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (3924286). SNAP uses contracted nuisance alligator trappers throughout the state to remove alligators four feet in length or greater that are believed to pose a threat to people, pets or property. The FWC also works diligently to keep Floridians and visitors informed, including providing advice about living with alligators. Learn more about alligators at www.


CROW Calendar Of EventsThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) has specialty programs available for residents and visitors. Meet the staff and learn what it takes to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife in Southwest Florida. For reservations, contact David Waszmer, Visitor Education Center and gift shop manager at 472-3644 or Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Friday, May 11, 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, May 11, 11 a.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 adapta tions of the native and migratory raptors of Florida, specifically the five species of nocturnal hunters known as owls. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Monday, May 14, 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 vet erinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conserva tion medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and shar e their favorite patient stories. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Tuesday, May 15, 11 a.m. (Adults: $12, Ages 4-12: $7, Age 3 and under: Free) 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 contribu tions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a Keystone Species. Come listen as CROWs presenter describes why they are admitted how the medical staff treats this species. One of CROWs Animal Ambassadors will be present. Wednesday, May 16, 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 16, 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 vet erinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conserva tion medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and shar e their favorite patient stories. One of CROWs animal ambassadors will be present. Thursday, May 17, 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 17, 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. National Safe Boating WeekThe 60th annual National Safe Boating Week kicks off on Saturday, May 19. More than 45,000 people around the world will participate in fun, family-friendly events to bring awareness to safety issues. Heres a sampling of upcoming events: May 18 Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day. Boaters are encouraged to wear their life jacket to work, snap a picture and share on social media with the hashtags #lifejacket2work and #safeboating. May 19 to 25 National Safe Boating Week. This annual awareness boating safety week is the kickoff for the yearlong Safe Boating Campaign. May 19, June 9, July 7, August 11 Ready, Set, Wear It events. All who enjoy boating can participate in one of these four events to raise awareness about the importance of wearing a life jacket and available life jacket styles. Go ahead, grab your life jacket and find resources to plan a #RSWI2018 event in your community at ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201822 Watershed Restoration CompletedThe South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) officially completed the restoration of 1,000 acres of the Southern Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) in Lee County before handing the project over to its Land Stewardship Division for long-term management. By taking out roads and plugging ditches, this agency continues much needed restoration while also maintaining flood control by providing water storage to protect nearby residential properties, said Big Cypress Basin Board Chairman and SFWMD Governing Board Member Rick Barber, an avid hiker of the CREW region and longtime secretary of the CREW Trust Executive Committee. As the results of our efforts begin to pay dividends, I have no doubt that Southern Corkscrew will be fully restored to its natural beauty. SFWMD and its partners representing businesses, environmental groups, landowners and governmental agencies manage the watershed for its numerous benefits to water storage and wildlife preservation. The 60,000-acre watershed, spanning Lee and Collier counties, includes a 5,000-acre marsh at its headwaters, as well as the famous Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Work began on this SFWMD restoration undertaking back in 2016. The project included degrading approximately 10 miles of roads built decades ago, as well as berms, while also removing spoil piles, plugging ditches and canal drainage systems. All of this work allowed the area to return to its natural hydrological conditions of periodic inundation. The restoration project benefits the entire Southwest Florida ecosystem and its residents by restoring wetlands and historic sheetflow of water, improving regional flood protection, drainage and increasing water storage and aquifer recharge capability. About CREW Water once flowed freely across the pristine landscape of what is now Bonita Springs in Lee County. Historic sheetflow in the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed was later blocked by dirt roads, agricultural ditches and several residental communities. This altered the ecosystem and contributed to flooding in areas. Floods in 1995 led the SFWMD to develop the Southern CREW Restoration Project to restore the ecosystem while protecting residents and their properties. With work spanning more than a decade, the SFWMD acquired approximately 4,000 acres for this project, cleared exotic vegetation from more than 2,500 acres, removed roads and plugged agricultural ditches on more than 600 acres. To date, the SFWMD and state have invested more than $32 million to conserve the lands, with the U.S. Department of Interior contributing another $7 million to the restoration effort. SFWMD has completed its restoration work in the Southern Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) in Lee County photos provided A great crested flycatcher in CREW


23 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 Avery Swartzendruber had a successful day of fishing on her annual birthday trip with Capt. Ben Biery of Cast About Charters. Avery, 12, landed snook, redfish, seatrout and mackerel, and also hooked a large tarpon. Her brother, Jackson, caught and released seatrout and mackerel. Fish Caught Avery Swartzendruber and Capt. Ben Biery photos provided Avery and Jackson Swartzendruber John and Sally Leneave, visiting from Conroe, Texas, found four alphabet cones at Beach Access #3 and #7 while staying at Barb and Doug Wallings home. We have been coming to Sanibel since 1984 and love vacationing here, they said. The shelling is just wonderful. Shells Found John and Sally Leneave photo by A. Ziehl Stephen Clay, the grandson of Grace Towler and Char Durand, found a beautiful olive shell while shelling on the Sanibel side of the beach at Blind Pass. Stephen loves shelling! said Towler. Shell Found Stephen Clay photo provided


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201824 Hammerheads Caught, Tagged And ReleasedIn collaboration with the conservation efforts of NOAA Apex Predators Pr ogram, Elliot Sudal caught a 12-foot male hammerhead shark on Sanibel Island near Blind Pass on May 6, along with CJ Floyd, Morgan Matson, Kathy Fjeldstad, Liz Lombardo and Merrill Taylor. Sudal also caught a female hammerhead shark at Blind Pass the previous night on May 5. Both sharks were quickly tagged with research data then released safely. After working with NOAA for years, Sudal will start working this summer with the New England Aquarium to head up the Nantucket shark research division studying the migration of sand bar sharks. The 12-foot hammerhead was named after Sudals Instagram account, AckSharks. From left, Elliot Sudal, Steele Floyd and his father CJ Floyd with the 12-foot hammerhead shark photos by Morgan Matson Elliot Sudal safely releasing the 12-foot hammerhead shark Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black7 Days 5-10 pm 751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested 239-395-4022 FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro styleVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARDTASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER AJ BLACKCelebrating Our 10 Year AnniversaryExtensive New Wine List Tasting Menu SUNSET DINING 4:30-6:30 P.M. 3-Course Tasting Starting at $19.95 From left, Merrill Taylor, Kathy Fjeldstad and Pam Rambo assisting Elliot Sudal with the release


25 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 The Community HouseTurmericby Resident Chef Jarred HarrisTurmeric is the root of the curcuma longa plant, which is a member of the ginger family. In fact, ginger root and turmeric root are often mistaken for each other. Turmeric root is smaller than ginger root and has bright orange flesh, whereas ginger root is much larger and has slightly yellow flesh. Both are used in soups, curries and health drinks and both can be found dried or raw. Turmeric originated in India about 3,000 BC and the root is still cultivated there in large quantities. India is the worlds largest producer of turmeric powder and the country also consumes the largest amount of turmeric in the world. Turmeric, also known as Indian saffron, has many different uses. It is used as a fabric dye and it is also used as a culinary coloring agent. Have you ever wondered why American mustard is yellow, or why some Indian and Thai curries are yellow? Turmeric powder was used as a coloring agent. This amazing root has also been used for medicinal purposes for many years. Turmeric is an anti-carcinogenic and a powerful antioxidant. It is used to treat stomach disorders, improve liver function, it is a body detoxifier and has even been used as an anti-venom for King cobra bites. Turmeric has antiinflammatory properties and is a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, iron, potassium, B6 and vitamin C. If you would like to try turmeric root, here is a simple recipe. Mulligatawny Soup Ingredients 2 tblsp. butter 2 stalks celery (fine diced) 1 medium onion (fine diced) 1 medium carrot (fine diced) 1 medium russet potato (peeled and rough diced) 1 granny smith apple (peeled, cored and rough diced) 1-inch piece of turmeric root (peeled and minced) 2 tsp. cumin (ground) 2 cups chicken stock 1 can coconut milk 2 tblsp. cilantro (stems) Salt and pepper (to taste) Method In a large, heavy bottom pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the cumin, celery, onions, carrot, potatoes, apples and turmeric. Cook for two minutes. Stir in the chicken stock, coconut milk and cilantro, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook on a low heat, gently simmering for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are very soft. In small batches, puree the soup at high speed in a blender or with an emersion blender or food processor. Can be served hot or cold. Resident Chef Jarred Harris heads the Culinary Education Center at The Community House on Sanibel. For volunteer opportunities or questions, contact him at kitchen@ or call 472-2155. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney 2. D ame and the Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 3. W omen in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 4. W oman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 5. A nything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout 6. E ducated by Tara Westover 7. Br icklayer of Albany Park by Terry John Malik 8. I f the Creek Dont Rise by Leah Weiss 9. Mi dnight Line by Lee Child 10. S tars are Fire by Anita Shreve Courtesy of MacIntosh Books and Paper. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to or 395-2299. Il Cielo has live entertainment with Scott McDonald on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey. Peter Redpath plays on Saturday. On Sunday, its Dan Confrey. Sea Breeze Caf at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa has live island style entertainment on Mondays. Traders Gulf Coast Grill & Gifts has live entertainment on Tuesday and Thursday with the Danny Morgan Band. Chris Workman plays on Wednesday. Traditions on the Beach at Island Inn has live entertainment on Friday with Woody Brubaker and Kathy Buda. Dusk performs on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. On Thursday, its Barbara Dexter.


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201826 FINEST FARE ON THE ISLANDSParisian Chef Christian Vivet and his Floridian wife Mari Vivet are hosts of the classic French bistro. Choose from an array of appetizers, the extensive a la carte menu, a Prix Fixe Tasting Menu, the Chefs Bleu Inspirations or Petite Plates. Pair your dinner with an extensive French and domestic wine list, dessert wines or French craft beers. Authentic French dishes and desserts are prepared from scratch in the open kitchen. Youll feel welcome by Maris southern hospitality as you are greeted at the door. Open Tuesday through Saturday at 5 p.m. Reservations encouraged. 565-1608 BLEU RENDEZ-VOUS FRENCH BISTRODoc Fords is a well-known locals restaurant, fa mous for its great food and service with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating boasting Award winning flavors from the Caribbean Rim. The restaurant is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites best-selling mystery novels. With locations on Sanibel and Captiva islands and Fort Myers Beach, all locations offer island favorites like Yucatan shrimp and fish tacos along with raw bar selections and fresh local seafood dishes. Premium rums and tropical drinks such as the Island Mojito are a specialty of the house. The combined menu offers lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 472-8311, 312-4275, 765-9660 DOC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLECips Place is named for the late Jimmy Cipriani, a longtime islander and owner of the property on which the restaurant sits. In Jimmys memory, Cips styles itself as a local watering hole. A large mural shows many islanders through the ages including "Cip" and if you dont recognize them all, ask to see the key. Food choices range from comfort to culinary with some Carib bean and island favorites as well. Try the homemade potato chips fried buttermilk chicken with sage gravy and snapper tacos. Dine on the outdoor garden patio, front porch or indoors. Full bar available. Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily, with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. 472-0223 CIPS PLACEFamily owned Blue Giraffe offers casual island din ing for no wait breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon daily as w ell as lunch and dinner seven days a week until 8 p.m. Dine outside in the garden atmosphere of Periwinkle Place or inside at hand-painted tables, inspired by local artists. The menu is full of traditional and unique break fast items, signature burgers, custom sandwiches, fresh and local seaf ood, salads, steaks, pork and vegetarian options. There is a full liquor bar and various local beers on tap. 472-2525 BLUE GIRAFFE BAILEYS GENERAL STOREBaileys General Store has a full deli, bakery, coffee bar, daily lunch specials, take out and catering for cookouts, picnics and parties. This is the oldest supermarket on the islands, established long before a causeway linked Sanibel to the mainland. Services include shop ping for your groceries and delivering them to your home or v acation destination. Pick up the extensive list of gluten-free products near the entrance to the super market. Baileys has a second location at Sundial Beach Resor t & Spa. 472-1516 The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is open to the public and serves lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chef specials include an assortment of salads, wraps and sandwiches, soup buffet Monday through Friday, and the popular hand-battered coconut shrimp and steak sandwich. Dinner is available only on event nights from 6 to 9 p.m. or for special seasonal dinners. Take in the sunset views while sipping on your favorite drink. Happy hour is every day from 3 to 6 p.m. Enjoy with the famous crab bisque as a starter. 949 Sand Castle Road, 472-3355 DUNES GOLF & TENNIS CLUBIl Tesoro (The Treasure) serves authentic Italian food with the taste and feel of a Tuscan holiday, according to owner Chef AJ Black. He infuses flavors from the old world to the new world of cooking using only fresh seasonal ingredients. Daily specials focus on pairing authentic meals with a bold array of fine Italian wines. Il Tesoro serves dinner seven nights a week from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Sunset Dining specials are served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Reservations suggested. 395-4022 IL TESOROJerrys Restaurant and Deli in Jerrys Market is the next best thing to dining in a tropical garden. This family-style restaurant has large windows to view the lush garden with caged tropical birds that are favorites with visitors and residents. Daily specials are offered in the spacious restaurant and you can order a sandwich or hot food from the deli or help yourself at the wellstocked salad bar to take out. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 472-9300 JERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELIIsland Pizza does pizza right. The dough is made daily and the ingredients include fresh produce from local vendors. The family-owned restaurant specializes in home-cooked Italian cuisine and has been voted Best Pizza on the Island from 2009 to 2016. There is also a large selection of appetizers and salads as well as wings, subs, calzones and seven choices for kids. Boars Head deli meats are served on subs. Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until late evening. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with BOGO drafts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eat in, take out or free local delivery. 472-1581 ISLAND PIZZAThe Island Cow is a family favorite with its colorful indoor and outdoor seating and live entertainment. Come as our guests leave as our friends! is the motto. The Cow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood and meats and has an ex tensive childrens menu. Starbucks coffee is also on the men u. Now serving full liquor island cocktails. Breakfast is served between 7 and 11 a.m. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9-ish p.m. 472-0606 ISLAND COWIl Cielo offers creative American cuisine and internationally inspired specials in an upscale casual atmosphere. From locally caught fish, American lamb and grass-finished beef to farm-fresh organic produce, there is a thoughtfully prepared dish on the menu for everyone. Il Cielo is open 7 days a week from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Happy hour is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and features signature small plates, appetizers and half-priced house wines, domestic beers and well drinks. There is live piano music by Scott McDonald Tuesday through Sunday nights beginning at 6 p.m. 472-5555 IL CIELOGramma Dots, the only dockside dining on Sanibel, offers a lunch and dinner menu seven days a week from Sanibels only seaside saloon where you can dine at the Sanibel Marina in view of luxury yachts and fishing boats and watch the comings and goings of seagoing folk and fishermen. The menu features a full line of fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more. Appropriate dress is required. If arriving by boat, check in with dockmaster for a lunch slip, monitor VHF 16. Tie up for a night or two at available dockage if you wish. Open daily at 11:15 a.m. For dinner, arrive before 8 p.m. 472-8138 GRAMMA DOTSThis Sanibel Island Beach Resort restaurant features Italian signature dishes with an emphasis on coastal flavors and fresh ingredients. La Bella Vita Ristorante serves breakfast daily from 8 to 11 a.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m. There is also the Poolside Tiki Bar with casual fare and views of the beach and sand dunes. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to sunset with lunch available daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The eateries are a part of the boutique hotel on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico at the corner of Donax Street and Middle Gulf Drive. 472-4123 LA BELLA VITA RISTORANTE SANIBEL SPROUTThe Sanibel Sprout is the island's only 100 percent gluten-free/vegan/organic cafe where the emphasis is on providing creative culinary creations designed to nourish and delight. Choose from fresh salads, Wizard Waffles, classic burger, Mexican plates, indulge in Indian curry, Vietnamese pho or raw vegan lasagna. Pair your meal with a locally crafted beer, organic wine or housemade kombucha. The juice bar offers smoothies, herbal elixirs and custom juices as well as espresso and cappuccino. Donuts, pies, cupcakes or truffles are also available. The Sanibel Sprout is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. 472-4499 Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free menu in addition to homemade regular choices, along with award-winning New York style pizza and wings, Boars Head meats, frozen yogurt, New York style bagels and ice cream. There is indoor seating as well as outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas. Free Wi-Fi. Eat in or take out as well. 472-2555 SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORYThe Sanibel Grill has 19 big screen TVs with satel lite TV tuned to every televised sporting event. The Grill shares a kitchen with The Timbers, serving the same fresh seafood, along with burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Crunchy Grouper and Crunchy Shrimp are signature dishes. Open seven days from 4 to 11:30 p.m. with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and 10 to 11:30 p.m. 472-3128 SANIBEL GRILLThe Pecking Order features tender, juicy, fried chicken and all the fixins. The chicken is marinated and seasoned, and the high-pressure deep-frying system produces a crispy coating that seals in the juices without allowing the fat to penetrate. Homemade sides include slow-cooked collard greens, sweet and spicy baked beans, cheesy shell mac, rice and beans, cole slaw, mashed red potatoes and gravy, Harlem special, cheesy grits and veggie chili. Try the Black Betty, a warm, dark chocolate torte filled with liquid dark chocolate, sprinkled with sea salt flakes and confectioners sugar. Take out, delivery and outdoor dining available. 472-2534 PECKING ORDEROver Easy Caf is a pet-friendly place with indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch. The covered patio is a popular spot. Choose from 22 different eggs benedict, scramblers and omelettes, 11 pancakes and French toast choices, 15 egg specialties and wraps, eight salads and 26 sandwiches and burgers, plus baked goods. Beer and wine is available. Breakfast is served all day. Hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 472-2625 OVER EASY CAFEMatzaluna Italian Kitchen has a wood-fired oven to bake authentic pizzas. Thats in addition to a big menu; over 20 combinations of pasta dinners from $11.95 (including soup or salad and fresh baked bread), afford able veal, chicken, choice steaks and seafood (Italian style) in a casual mar ket-like setting. Gluten-free pizza and pasta available. Choose from a large selection of Florida craft beer; draft, cans or bottles plus full liquor bar. Enjoy $5 apps at the bar from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open 4:30 to 9 p.m. daily with happy hour from 4:30 to 6 p.m. 472-1998 MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHENPanoramic Gulf views await you at the Gulf-front Sea Breeze Caf where the menu celebrates fresh local produce and seafood. Open 7 AM10 PM daily, enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on the outdoor terrace or dine indoors and watch the giant salt water aquarium. Happy Hour is every day from 3-5 PM. Celebrate the start of the week with Margarita Mondays, with $5 margaritas from 4-10 pm and live island-style entertain ment from 5:30-8:30 pm. Sea Breeze Caf is located at Sundial Beach Resor t & Spa. Visit www.sundialresort. com/eat for menus and to make a reservation. 472-4151 SEA BREEZE CAFTraditions on the Beach has been delighting its guests since 1895. Offering Contemporary Cuisine, Sanibel Style, Traditions provides the highest level of service in a relaxed beachfront setting. Both the tapas menu, served in the Sunset Lounge, and the full dining room menu capture the flavors of the gulf, comple mented by the unique atmosphere of the historic Island Inn. Award winning Chef Aziz uses only the finest fresh, local ingredients to create vibrant dishes. Drink, dine and dance at Traditions on the Beach, featuring live entertainment. Tapas and cocktails are available in the bar and lounge beginning at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Regular dinner menu beginning at 5 p.m. daily. Reservations suggested. 472-4559 TRADITIONS ON THE BEACHThe Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and adjoin ing Sanibel Grill are mainstays of the island dining scene boasting 40 years of fresh fish on Sanibel. The restaurant offers 13 dinners for $15 daily before 5:30 p.m. plus a large selection of local seafood, such as grilled shrimp, fried grouper, oysters, clams and crab cakes. The seafood market opens at 11 a.m. (Sunday at 2 p.m.) The restaurant is open seven days from 4:30 to 9 p.m. The Grill is open seven days from 4 to 11:30 p.m. The Raw Bar is open Wednesday to Saturday. 472-3128 TIMBERS RESTAURANT & FISH MARKETTraders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts is unique in that it combines a bustling restaurant with a large shopping emporium with casual clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decorating and gift items, books and lamps. The restaurant serves bistro cuisine with island flair, featuring such offerings as black beans and rice, blackened fish and fresh salads from an open kitchen. Theres no fryer in the place. The tables are freshly wrapped in white paper for each party, and theres a pot of colored crayons for doodling, whether youre an adult or a child. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. 472-7242 TRADERS GULF COAST GRILL & GIFTSVoted Best Sushi, Best Steak and Best Chef on the Islands, discover an authentic experience at Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar featuring dinner SHIMA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR Award-winning Sweet Melissas Caf offers eclectic fine dining in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant features handcrafted artisan cocktails, local craft beers, a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list and a farm-to-table, chef-driven menu. Have lunch or dinner in the dining room, on the screened-in patio, or at the chefs bar and watch Melissa and her staff in action. There is live music Wednesday through Saturday featuring acoustic guitar by Michael David. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. until closing. Happy hour at the bar, featuring 2-for-1 draft beers, glasses of wine and well cocktails as well as a light menu for afternoon snacking, is Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Call for reservations. 472-1956 SWEET MELISSA'S CAFE TIDEWATER BISTROTidewater Bistro recently opened in Palm Ridge Place and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in the reno vated space on the far left of the plaza. Owner David Maudlin ser ves casual, island-style fare with fresh and often locally sourced ingredients. Open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 472-9283 Opened by the owners of Traders, T2 in The Village Shops offers trendy tacos and savory flatbreads, in addi tion to coastal-inspired classics. All dishes are executed b y the talented Executive Chef Mike Patnode. A full bar features mixology cocktails such as Sanibel Sunset and Elderflower Bloom, a rotating Florida craft and draft beer selection, and an extensive wine list. Stop in the T2 Gift Shop for a unique find for yourself or someone special. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for lunch, dinner or any time in between. Outdoor seating is available. T2 BY TRADERSand a show at the hibachi grill. Shima offers sushi and teppanyaki perfectly orchestrated to delight the senses. Shima Grab N Go serves up the same award winning sushi for take-out. Visit www.shimasushisteak. com for reservations (highly suggested), menus and hours. Shima is located at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. 472-4151 Read us online at


27 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 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 Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning Decembe r 1 1t h, 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 Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning Decembe r 1 1t h, 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 Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning Decembe r 1 1t h, 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 Sunday, 4:30 to 9pm | Happy Hour Menu, 4:30 to 6pm | Scott McDonald on Piano Tuesday Sunday, pm Serving Sunday Brunch Beginning Decembe r 1 1t h, 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 Love Inspired Collection At Local JewelerShow mom how much you love her this Mothers Day with an exquisite piece from the Charles Krypell Love Story collection, available exclusively at Lily & Co. Jewelers. The collection was created to inspire the love in all of us. Charles Krypell designs pieces with the modern woman in mind, said Dan Schuyler, owner of Lily & Co. with Karen Bell. You have passion and style, and wearing Krypells jewelry will blend seamlessly with both. Say I love you with the Today, Tomorrow, Forever collection of rings, bracelets and necklaces. The simple, yet heartfelt message is discretely inscribed on the inside for only your loved one to see with a pink sapphire as a romantic accent. Leave it as is or personalize it with the name of your loved one. Pieces are available in 18k gold and sterling silver. The Show Your Love For Her 365 Days A Year collection features a handcrafted sterling silver ivy love pendant inscribed with the discreet message on the reverse side and a pink sapphire as a romantic accent. The Seven Days a Week collection is a silver bangle, which is actually seven bracelets linked by a clasp inscribed with I Love You 7 Days a Week. Whether you are driving the kids to soccer practice or enjoying a night out on the town, you can rest assured that you will look beautiful and timeless, never sacrificing individuality, said Krypell. All of my jewelry will transcend time, setting apart your style in the modern day and creating lasting memories for future generations. Lily & Co. Jewelers is located at 520 Tarpon Bay Road. For more information, call 472-2888. Back of pendant Front of pendant photos providedNew Artist At Tower GalleryShah Hadjebi has joined the artists cooperative at Tower Gallery. Hadjebi is a full time watercolor artist residing on Sanibel. He is a late 1980s graduate of Syracuse University and comes from a creative family of fine artists, architects, interior designers, industrial designers and furniture designers. Although he has been painting part-time for the past 20 years, he started out as a musician. Along the way, he discovered that painting is his most natural outlet and passion. Hadjebis subjects range from wildlife to still life and realism. Living on Sanibel, he is supplied with an endless array of subjects; wading birds on the beach and at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, classic automobiles at car shows at Periwinkle Place and other popular landmarks around the island. His main goal is to bring some presence and mindfulness into this hectic world and to live a life where inner and outer purposes are aligned. Hadjebis paintings are on view and for sale at Tower Gallery, located at 751 Tarpon Bay Road, as well as on his website at www.watercolorsbyshah. com. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 472-4557. Vintage automobile by Shah Hadjebi Shah Hadjebi photos provided A Sanibel-inspired work by Shah Hadjebi


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201828 SUN Book ReviewTwo Kinds Of Truth by Di SaggauMichael Connellys page turner Two Kinds of Truth, features Harry Bosch, a well-known character to his read ers. Bosch becomes involved again in a case involving Preston Borders, who was convicted 30 years ago of raping and murdering three young women. Hes cur rently on death row in San Quentin. Now new evidence has sur faced that might get him out of prison. Meanwhile, Bosch who works cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department, lands a new case involving the murder of two pharmacists. All the structural problems you might expect from combining two unrelated cases together take place, but they eventually come together and a wonderful courtroom sequence makes you want to stand up and cheer. With regard to the two killings in a local pharmacy, Bosch and the tiny towns three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big-business world of prescription drug abuse. To get to the people at the top, Bosch must risk everything and go under cover in the shadowy world of organized crime and pill mills. He poses as an addict and potential drug mule. As to the old case, the man on death row has accused Bosch of framing him, and he seems to have new evidence to prove it. If this conviction is overturned, every case Bosch ever worked will be called into question. He has to fend for himself as he tries to clear his name and keep a clever killer in prison. The two cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way, Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness. Two Kinds of Truth is a tense, fast-paced, well-written and engaging story from a master of the genre. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, The Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) tests are quickly approaching. The FSA is one measure of a students achievement of Floridas education standards. These standards were developed and implemented to ensure that all students are ready for success in college, careers and life. The test results allow schools to determine whether the grade-level goals are being met and if students are ready to move on to the next level. Sometimes children become anxious about these tests, so here are some basic tips that you can share with them for successful test taking. Test Taking Tips: Bring at least two pens/pencils with good erasers, a calculator with enough batteries and any other resources that your instructor allows you to. Bring a watch to the test so that you can better pace yourself. Keep a positive attitude throughout the whole test and try to stay relaxed. If you start to feel nervous, take a few deep breaths to relax. Keep your eyes on your own paper, you dont want to appear to be cheating and cause unnecessary trouble for yourself. When you first receive your test, do a quick survey of the entire test so that you know how to efficiently budget your time. Do the easiest problems first. Dont stay on a problem that you are stuck on, especially when time is a factor. Do the problems that have the greatest point values first. Pace yourself, dont rush. Read the entire question and pay attention to the details. Ask the instructor for clarification if you dont understand what they are asking for on the test. Write legibly. If the grader cant read what you wrote, theyll most likely mark it wrong. Always read the whole question carefully. Dont make assumptions about what the question might be. If you dont know an answer, skip it. Go on with the rest of the test and come back to it later. Other parts of the test may have some information that will help you out with that question. Dont worry if others finish before you. Focus on the test in front of you. If you have time left when you are finished, look over your test. Make sure that you have answered all the questions. Only change an answer if you misread or misinterpreted the question because the first answer that you put is usually the correct one. Watch out for careless mistakes and proofread your essay and/or short answer questions. Double check to make sure that you put your first and last name on the test. Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern State College, where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Lee Virtual School Summer Courses Begin May 14Middle and high school students have the chance to enroll in Lee Virtual Schools summer courses. Interested students should meet with their school counselors to sign up. Students have access to many of the same courses as they would in a traditional school when taking summer courses online but also get the flexibility of a dynamic schedule. Students requesting courses should indicate Lee County Virtual School and a May 14 start date. This will allow students to start Monday, May 14 and work an abbreviated 10-week pace chart to complete one semester (0.5 credit) courses. Driver Education (Traffic Law & Substance Abuse Education course) and HOPE are also available online and can be completed well within the timeframe. Lee Virtual teachers are available to assist students throughout the week during the summer session. Lee County is home to one of Floridas top-ranked virtual schools. Lee Virtual Instruction Program is the only kindergarten through 12th grade public accredited online public school in the area. For more information, call Lee Virtual School at 337-8178. WERE ON SOCIAL Local News, Photo Galleries And More NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands 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 We have re-opened after remodeling! BOGO Draft Beer 11am-5pm BOGO Draft Beer 11am-5pm


29 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 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! Differing Views Of The American Dreamby Di SaggauA Raisin in the Sun premiered on Broadway in 1959 and has remained essential theater. It is the first play written by an African-American to be produced on Broadway, and its playing through May 13 at Theatre Conspiracy. I highly recommend you see it. Written by Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun is about dreams as the main characters struggle to deal with racial bigotry and injustice in their lives. The title comes from a Langston Hughes poem, Harlem, about dreams and what happens to them when they fail to become reality. Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? The play follows the Youngers, a poor, hard-working, African-American family living together in an apartment on the South Side of Chicago. After the death of their patriarch, they await a $10,000 check from the insurance company and try to figure out what to do with it. Walter (Derek Lively) wants to make a business investment in a liquor store. He is unhappy in his job as a chauffeur and desires a better lifestyle. His mother Lena (Patricia Idlette), while realizing Walters dreams, is intent on purchasing a home for all of them to live in. Both actors give tremendous performances. The rest of the cast also shines with Rose Thomas as Beneatha, Walters sister, the identity-seeking intellectual who longs to be a doctor. Cantrella Canady is Walters exhausted wife Ruth, who wants to escape the dreary confines of their apartment. Beneathas suitors are Kenneth Jones as Joseph Asagai from Nigeria, and Peter Lange as the wealthy George Murchison. James Robinson, the only white actor in the play, is the cagey Karl Lindner from the white neighborhood association that doesnt want the Youngers as neighbors. Keehnon Jackson is Ruth and Walters 16-year-old son Travis, Sandra Dixon is the meddlesome neighbor Mrs. Johnson, and Lemec Bernard is Bobo, the bearer of the bad news that squashes Walters dreams. The plays strength is in the little things that motivate us all and give us hope. Its also about the familys individual struggles to discover who they are and about self-worth in a white-dominated society. There are moments of humor, tenderness and heartbreaking despair. The play has some of the best theater dialogue ever written and the devastating second act finale is masterful. On the way out, I heard someone say, Now thats what I call good theater. The play, directed by Sonya McCarter, is not to be missed. Theatre Conspiracy is located at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets, visit or call 939-2787. The entire cast of A Raisin in the Sun photo provided


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201830 Happy Hour at Sw eet Melissa s Cafe!DISCOUNTED BEER, WINE, COCKTAILS + FOOD1625 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL 239.472.1956 sweetmelissascaf End your day with a k.o.!MONDA Y THRU FRIDAY, FROM 4 PM. LUNCH SERVED M-F 11:30 AM 2:30 PM Upcoming Programs At Sanibel LibraryAs 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, newspapers and reference services are available. The other half of the library is being renovated, expected to reopen in early fall 2018. Stop by the librarys tech area between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to test drive a Virtual Reality (VR) viewer on May 14, 18 and 25. On those days, patrons age 10 and older can enjoy a five-minute VR experience. VR is a computer-generated simulation of images that creates environments that allow people to be present in an alternative environment; it starts with the real world and overlays objects with 360 degree video that captures an entire scene. TheBlu Deep Sea VR Experience is planned for Monday, May 14 and Friday, May 25. Paint your own 3-D masterpiece in a virtual world with Google Tilt Brush on Friday, May 18. The librarys annual Summer Reading Kick-off Party is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Youth, from babies to age 18, are invited to participate in the summer reading program, even if they cannot attend the kick-off party. For more information about the Sanibel Public Library, call 472-2483 or visit Experience Virtual Reality at the Sanibel Public Library photos provided Sign up for the librarys Summer Reading Program on May 26 Poets Corner by Hannah Star RogersHow the Captain was Civilized by a Blue Clam Through buttonwoods yet fragrant flower the tide at night exposed its tender meat for snails. The pods yet dangle as a weeping chime as through them moves the ochre mangrove crab. The open shell its tongue unfolds in tide its open whirl the sun pulls back and dries. The ocean curls around the pressing oars, overhead cadence and a flag unfurls. Collecting ship, we treasure the least rare: the seeds, the hides of creatures large and small, the temperature of parts unknown, the glass holds worlds seen by the microscope alone. I but a new man, a tabla rasa, my wax now fused to freshly mollusced sands, peeled back the shell, poured in the boiling sea, and from blue flesh yet she a gleaming white. While ocean touched her brief array she glowed, yet when I packed her in wool cloth she grayed. If time should take me back to those late waves, I would return to that great beach the pearl. 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. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to islandsunpoetry@ Each week, an individual poem will be showcased.


31 ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 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 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~Cooked Pink Shrimp and Citrus Ceviche 1 pound large pink shrimp, peeled and deveined with the tail on 2 tablespoons seafood boil seasoning 2 pink grapefruit, peeled and segmented, seeds removed 3 tangelos, peeled and segmented, seeds removed 3 tangerines, peeled and segmented, seeds removed 1 sweet pepper, diced 1 red onion, diced 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 limes, juiced cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and diced Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 1 bag plantain chips or tortilla chips Fill a medium-sized sauce pot the way with water, and heat over medium-high. Add the seafood seasoning to the boiling pot of water. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until completely done. As soon as the shrimp are done, plunge them into an ice water bath to stop the cooking and cool them off. When the shrimp are completely cool, strain them and put them into a mediumsized mixing bowl. Add the citrus, sweet pepper, red onion, olive oil, lime juice, cilantro and avocado. Season the ingredients to taste with salt and pepper. Stir to combine ingredients. Serve ceviche with chips. Cooked Pink Shrimp and Citrus Ceviche p hoto courtesy Fresh From Florida


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NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands VOL. 25, NO. 45 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 11, 2018 BSECTION Weather and Tides pa ge 14BOpposition Sought For New Developmentby Jeff LysiakA major off-island residential development that has been in the works for the past six years is about to come before a Lee County hearing examiner next week, and environmental activists are rallying other concerned citizens to share their objections for the proposed development. An application for Eden Oak Preserve seeks to rezone 36 acres of jurisdic tional, coastal mangrove wetlands and open water, from Agricultural (AG-2) to Residential Planned Development (RPD) to enable the development of 55 single family homes and 56 boat slips. The proposed development site is located on both sides of Shell Point Boulevard, which is surrounded by the Shell Point Retirement Community to the north, San Carlos Bay to the west and the Estero Bay State Buffer Preserve to the south. Currently, the property is owned by Ontario, Canada-based Eden Oak LLC, a commercial developer responsible for the construction of more than 30 significant developments in the greater Toronto area. According to officials from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), development on this property has been proposed and appro priately rejected repeatedly over the past 40 years beginning with The Estuaries development in the 1970s. It was dis missed due to the critical location, ser vices and functions of these wetlands, which include mangrove habitat that provides public protection from storm surges, flooding and designated critical habitat used by several endangered and listed species. These critical functions are even more important today as over half of Lee Countys wetlands have been eliminated for development and sea level rise presents a progressive erosion of wetlands that will significantly increase the storm surge hazard in the next 20 years, an April 13 letter from SCCF to Lee County Community Development representative Anthony Rodriguez reads, in part. This project is contrary to the public interest and does not meet the goals, policies and objectives of the Lee County Comprehensive Plan or the Land Development Code that have been adopted to assure public safety and care fully plan for growth and its effects. Rae Ann Wessel, SCCF natural resource policy director, said last week that plans to build Eden Oak Preserve in a critical wetland area have been downscaled by its developers over the years, however, it remains an undesir able project. Weve been fighting it since 2012, said Wessel. The original plan called for 171 boat slips. The marina, clubhouse, multi-family and all but four single family units have been eliminated from the east side of Shell Point Boulevard. But this is all critical wetland habitat. Why in this day and age, with concerns about sea level rise, would we want to put people in a wetland zone like this? In a 13-page letter to Rodriguez, SCCF pointed out that the elimination of 36 acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands would have negative impacts on a number of animal species including the smalltooth sawfish, diamondback ter rapin, manatee, mangrove cuckoo and American bald eagle. At least three species of endangered sea turtles, both juvenile and adult, are known to use and forage in this area, the letter stated. Any time there is increased boat traffic in an area with sea turtles, there is a heightened concern for collisions. The heightened traffic activity resulting from the addition of 56 boats will push turtles out of the more protect ed areas into areas of higher boat traffic, increasing collision risks. Wessel also noted that mangroves bordering the wetland zone would be affected. Mangroves represent some of the most important wetland habitat for coastal fish and wildlife resources, which are critical to the health of local aquatic systems and the specifically designated, publicly owned aquatic preserves and national wildlife refuges that surround this site that have been protected for their high resource values. In Southwest Florida, 80 percent of commercial and recreational marine spe cies depend upon mangrove estuaries for a portion, if not all, of their lifecycle. There is also question about the den sity proposed for Eden Oak Preserve. The applicants calculation of 55 dwell ing units is based on the assertion that there are eight acres of uplands on the 306 acres, and that a small portion of the northern property boundary is within the Suburban Land Use category. However, the property is currently iden tified on the Future Land Use Map as Environmentally Critical Wetlands. We challenge the applicants char acterization and assertion that isolated, spoil piles created by the excavation of mosquito ditches through healthy man groves meets the definition of uplands, said Wessel. The Future Land Use Map shows the entirety of the property as Environmentally Critical Wetlands. Three sides of the applicants property is adjacent to wetlands zoned AG-2, thus the maximum calculation of units would not approach 55 units. According to Wessel, a maximum of 15 dwelling units would meet current county requirements for that property. The county would create a cancer ous precedent by allowing increased density over current zoning by allowing the applicant to use the subdivision zon ing along the north boundary to calcu late their unit count when that property was established before the comprehen sive plan. Far more of the applicants property is wetlands on three sides of the property, which should be a stronger consideration for future zoning, added Wessel. Another concern shared by SCCF is for public safety. Should Eden Oak Preserve be permitted to construct a major residential development off Shell Point Boulevard, traffic congestion for the lone evacuation route affecting the residents of the retirement community along with people who live on Sanibel, Captiva and in South Fort Myers could continued on page 14B Aerial image showing the proposed Eden Oak Preserve development image courtesy SCCF




3B ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 rfntb nbb rrfrn tnbffrn rn rfn tb n rfn Less Than One Month Until Hurricane SeasonThe City of Sanibel issued a reminder that with less than one month remaining until the start of hurricane season, residents should be preparing now. The city will continue to use 2016 Hurricane Hangtag Reentry Passes in 2018. The residential pass is purple, the commercial pass is tan, and both have 2016 in the middle. Hurricane Tools And Information Hurricane Reentry Pass: The pass easily identifies who and when persons are authorized to return after an evacuation. The reentry pass program is all about safety and security, therefore getting a pass requires a short application and specific documentation (shown on the application). Reentry passes are issued all year, so dont wait until a storm threatens. Family Emergency Plan: Completing this pre-formatted plan makes it your familys emergency plan. An essential part of surviving a hurricane, it can also improve your quality of life during the event. The plan is on the county website CodeRED: Both the city and county use this tool to send targeted emergency alerts. You can receive alerts on multiple phones such as your home and/or cell. Sign up for this free service on the city website (use the QuickLinks on the right side). Special Needs Program: The program provides shelter from a tropical storm or hurricane for those who live in a home and/or area that isnt safe from storm surge or wind, and who have no other safe place to go. It also provides transportation to a shelter for those who do not have a way to get there. The program is available to Lee County residents at no cost, but you must register by completing an application. Sanibel and Captiva residents are encouraged to register via FISH of SanCap at 472-4775, or you can register directly with the county at www. A great resource on a variety of topics like preparations, shelters, and contacts may be found in the All Hazards Guide posted on the county website Flood Hazards: The Federal Emergency Management Agency lists the entire City of Sanibel as a Special Flood Hazard Area. Floods kill almost 200 people a year in the United States, 50 percent of those are vehicle related. Remember: Turn Around Dont Drown! The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club named George Veillette as Lion of the Year at the annual installation dinner on Wednesday, May 2 at Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant. Veillette has been an active Lion for 30 years and was honored for his tremendous efforts during the past year. Since becoming a Lion in 1989, George has contributed to the success of our club, said Lion Bert Jenks. He has often contributed his time and efforts without the recognition he deserves. Veillette has served as the clubs president and is a Melvin Jones Fellowship recipient. He has been active in all of the clubs fundraisers and has played a major role in raising funds in the business community for events. He personally sees to the needs of those in the community who require eye care, but cannot afford it. Not only has George been an active Lion, but he has found time to volunteer for other organizations on the island, said Jenks. It is people like him that make Sanibel a special place. George Veillette with his wife Hazel at her recent induction into the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club photo provided Sanibel Captiva Club Names Lion Of The Year


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 20184B 413 BELLA VISTA WAY, SANIBEL Luxurious 4 BR, 4 BA Home, Direct Gulf Views Private Elevator, Very Ample Storage $2,495,000 MLS 218022814 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 COLONY BEACH ESTATES 1656 MIDDLE GULF DR., SANIBEL Florida Style 3 BR, 4 BA Home Directly Across the Street from Beach $949,900 MLS 217077607 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 RELAX NEAR THE 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 3784 COQUINA DR., SANIBEL Two Homes for the Price of One! Two Kitchens, Separate Guest Quarters $588,885 MLS 218001589 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 GREAT VALUE NEAR BEACH 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 1199 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL 3 BR, 2.5 BA, Near Beach, Pool Home Water & Golf Course Views, Steps to Beach $1,099,000 MLS 217073462 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 BEACHVIEW CC ESTATES 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 14860 JONATHAN HARBOUR DR., FORT MYERS 4 BR, 4.3 BA, Gorgeous Bay Views 5,724 Living S.F. w/Private Elevator $2,995,000 MLS 217067299 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 JONATHAN HARBOUR 1655 LANDS END VILLAGE, CAPTIVA Golf Course, Pine Island Sound & Gulf Views Large Floor Plan, Open & Screened Lanais $1,075,000 MLS 216031921 Vicki Panico & Fred Newman 239.980.0088 SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT 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 1401 MIDDLE GULF DR. #Q404, SANIBEL Near Beach Unit w/Enclosed Gulf View Lanai Open Concept, Spacious Living & Dining Rm. $929,900 MLS 218014522 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT 1244 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL 4 BR, 3 BA, New Master BA w/Luxurious Shower Pool w/Spa, Deeded Beach Access, Storage $1,045,000 MLS 218021869Linda von Wowern, McMurray & Nette 239.223.3382 BEACHVIEW CC STEPS TO BEACH 1325 PAR VIEW DR., SANIBEL Great Room w/Fireplace, 3 BR, 3 BA, Beach Access$699,996 MLS 218004433 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 BEACHVIEW POOL HOME 1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #G204, SANIBEL Great Gulf View, 2 BR, 2 BA $649,999 MLS 217049018 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 SUNDIAL 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 1299 MIDDLE GULF DR. #232, SANIBEL Inviting 2 BR, 2 BA, Furnished Condo $659,000 MLS 218005862 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 COMPASS POINT 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 Hardwood Floors, Impact Windows/Doors $3,550,000 MLS 217011639 Tracy Walters 239.994.7975 14380 RIVA DEL LAGO DR. #2002, FORT MYERS Luxury Residence/Condo, 3,800+ Living S.F. Gulf Views, Gated w/Awesome Amenities $899,000 MLS 218011332 McMurray & Nette 239.281.4435 RIVA DEL LAGO PENTHOUSE 1501 MIDDLE GULF DR. #E104, SANIBEL Sensational Gulf Views, 2 BR, 2 BA + Den Walk-Out Lanai, Exceptional Rental History $899,000 MLS 218013189 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 SUNDIAL DIRECT GULF FRONT NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE


5B ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 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 $7,600,000 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 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 $2,895,000 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 Motivated Sellers Bring Offers


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 20186B CHR Adds New Housing Administratorby Jeff LysiakLast week, the team at Sanibels Community Housing & Resources (CHR) welcomed Dawn Sanchez as the organizations newest housing administrator. With more than 30 years of professional experience in real estate property management, Sanchez has a bachelors degree in political science and a masters degree in public administration. She spent eight years enlisted in the United States Army, where she underwent training as a 71 Delta and worked as a paralegal for the JAG (Judge Advocate General) Corps. During her military career, Sanchez was stationed in Columbia, South Carolina, Babenhausen, Germany and Fort Huachuca in Southeast Arizona. Following her stint in the Army, Sanchez worked for six years with the Sisters of Mercy affordable housing program, serving as property manager in Twin Falls and Moscow, Idaho. For the next seven years, she worked for the City of Boise, Idaho Housing and Community Development Department, helping operate the citys homeless shelters and transitional housing programs. There, she partnered with organizations like the Veterans Administration (VA) and the states Department of Corrections. Most recently, Sanchez worked for the St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, working as a property manager for four hospitals, seven medical office buildings and more than 300 leased clinics. Now a part of the CHR administrative team, Sanchez is looking forward to the challenge of her new position. Im going back to my roots in the affordable housing field, which is where I started my career, she said. My heart is in affordable housing, because not only are you managing an asset, youre impacting lives directly. Youre providing people with an opportunity to better themselves. A native of Joplin, Missouri, Sanchez and her husband, Joe, recently relocated to Southwest Florida from Boise, Idaho. The couple has two children, Jill, 32, and Evie, 24, both of whom reside in Idaho. A retired real estate manager, Joe works part-time as a soccer and basketball referee. We were looking to relocate for about one year, added Sanchez. My husband has family in Jacksonville, and hes originally from Cuba, so hes looking forward to having an opportunity to visit his sister there. Melissa Rice, CHR executive director, is delighted to add somebody of Sanchezs professional caliber to the organization. Were lucky to have her, said Rice. Were hoping she will help take CHR to the next level. Shes worked throughout her career with affordable housing programs and administration, and I know she has the care and compassion to help individuals in need. Dawn Sanchez photo by Jeff Lysiak FISH Offering Summer Camp ScholarshipsThe FISH of SanCap Summer Youth Scholarship Program provides partial financial assistance for childrens summer camp sessions. These scholarships are made available, in part, through partnerships with BIG ARTS, Captiva Island Yacht Club, Sanibel Recreation Center, Sanibel Sea School, and Childrens Education Center of the Islands, and through generous donations from private donors and grant funding from the SanibelCaptiva Kiwanis Foundation. Our goal is to help build economic security for families by giving children the opportunity to experience quality care while their parent works. Summer programs, now more than ever, play a crucial role in the development of school-age children. The structure that these programs provide is invaluable to the family, and educationally fun for the children, said Kathy Y. Monroe, MSG, FISH program director. Summer programs include: BIG ARTS Summer Program Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., grades K through 12; Captiva Island Yacht Club Sailing Program Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ages 8 and up, June 11 to 22 and July 9 to 20; Childrens Education Center of the Islands Summer Program Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., grades pre-K; Edison Sailing Center Program Monday through Friday, half day sessions, times vary depending on activity selected, ages 8 and up; Sanibel Recreation Center Summer Program Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., grades 1 through 8; Sanibel Sea School Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., ages 6 and up; two weeks for ages 4 to 6. Again this year, the Captiva Island Yacht Club and its members donated scholarships to the youth summer sailing camp. This camp introduces youth to the great sport of sailing, beautiful waters and wildlife. Based on need and eligibility, scholarships will be offered to families as determined by FISH social workers Kathy Y. Monroe and Nitza Lopez. We understand that families sometimes face economic challenges and must make difficult choices. Our hope is that no child is deprived of a summer camp opportunity continued on page 9B Beautiful gulf views from the screened lanai are waiting at this 2bd/2ba Condo. Great island location close to everything and being sold fully furnished. 1341 Middle Gulf Drive #2C Quick walk to the beach from this Beachy 2 bdr/2bth charmer that is located in a quiet, midisland neighborhood. Comfortable island living is found throughout this home with spacious screened porch with private views. Impact windows throughout, large garage and carport with plenty of storage. 1717 Atlanta PlazaREAL ESTATE EXPERTSW Florida, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva Islands is All About HomeCathie Lewis, RealtorPhone: 239-745-7367 Cathie@AllAboutHome.Life Pfeifer Realty Group Listed at $455,000 Sanibel Captiva Island SpecialistI will sincerely work for you Just Listed at $645,000


7B ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 836 Donax St. Sanibel Shores opportunity. 3 BR/2BA single family with WEEKLY RENTALS. Community pool and easy walk to beach$629,000 3941 Coquina Dr. New! New! New! 3 BR/2 BA, great room, re place, impact glass and enclosed salt water pool. $949,000 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!$449,000 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. $1,100,000 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 REDUCED REDUCED Award Presented For Outstanding AchievementThe Sanibel Captiva Lions Club announced the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, one way the club recognizes the outstanding achievement of its members. Lion Jeff McDonald accepted the award at the annual installation dinner Wednesday, May 2 at Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant at Casa Ybel Resort. I am proud to present this award for the 95th time to a very worthy recipient, said Lion Bert Jenks. In the three-and-a-half years Jeff has been a member, he has been active in almost all our activities. McDonald, a Sanibel resident, serves as co-chair of the popular arts and crafts fair, and is the club secretary. The Lions Club International was founded June 7, 1917 by Melvin Jones and his associates, originally named The Business Circle of Chicago, and took the name of Lions after a group invited them to join. The clubs purpose was the betterment of their communities and world at large. It became international with a club in Windsor, Canada just three years after forming. Membership grew to 60,000 with 1,183 clubs in 10 years. Today, Lions Club International has more than 1.5 million members in more than 200 countries, making it the worlds largest service organization. It was in 1925 that Lions made their commitment to the blind at the urging of Helen Keller. The Sanibel Captiva Lions continue that commitment through programs such as Recycle for Sight and supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs. In its 51 years of existence, the Sanibel Captiva Lions have had 95 members selected for the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, of which 20 are still active members. I am honored to be recognized by my fellow Lions who have previously received this award, said McDonald. We strive to make a difference every day and our service is as diverse as our members. To learn more about the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, visit www. Anyone interested in becoming a member can contact Lion Steve Schulz, membership chairman, at or 233-6261. Bert Jenks presents Jeff McDonald with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award photo provided American Legion Post 123American Legion Post 123 is having a Mothers Day ribs and chicken barbecue this Sunday, May 13 from noon to 8 p.m. There will be a fish fry the following Sunday, May 20. The 10th annual Redneck Olimpics is scheduled for Sunday, May 27. Stay tuned for details. On Tuesdays, tacos are served all day. Country fried steak is served all day on Wednesday. On Fridays, a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich is on the menu. There are daily specials as well as half-pound burgers. Food is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you have a flag that needs to be retired, drop it off at Post 123, located at Mile Marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. It is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, call 472-9979.


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 20188B Judy Reddington(239) 851-4073 SPACIOUS SCREENED POOL 70 FOOT DOCK VIP R G B PLocated on a direct access canal to the Gulf 3 minute idle to open obstructions or bridges, etc. Well-maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home New Hot Water Heater$1,248,000Reduced! Call or e-mail us for more information. Phone: 239-558-5733 E-mail: Rabbit Rd. Property Management & Home WatchA Sanibel-based Boutique Property Management/ Home Watch Company which specializes in Sanibel/ Captiva and Fort Myers properties. An accredited, licensed, insured and bonded company with over 20 years of experience. Theres A New Van In Town For FISH Of SanCapFISH of SanCap recently added a new cargo van to its organization thanks to a grant from Charitable Foundation of the Islands and The Sanctuary Golf Club, and a donation from an anonymous private donor. The grant and donor funds covered the cost of the van, tags and transponder. Van signage will be donated by a private donor. The organizations first ever agency vehicle was unveiled to board, staff and volunteers and available for service on April 5. According to Maggi Feiner, president and CEO of FISH, the new van will be used to pick up products from Harry Chapin Food Bank and Midwest Food Bank, used for weekly shopping trips, and pick up donated food from sources around the island. It will cut back on multiple trips by volunteers or renting of a larger truck, which is more costly. Until the recent van purchase, all pick ups and drop offs were completed using volunteers personal (and smaller) vehicles, Feiner said. The procurement of food from local sources is a critical part of feeding our neighbors as we have a hard time keeping pace with the always increasing number of clients coming through our doors, Feiner said. This long-awaited addition will help us keep our pantry stocked. And, when not in use for the Food Pantry Program, we will use the van for our Equipment Loan Program, our Holiday Food Program and more. It will prove to be an incredibly valuable resource for everything we do. Jamie Layne and Big Mike Marlow, both of Fort Myers Victory Layne Chevrolet, threw in some extras such as a wire partition and wired windows. They were wonderful to work with, said Feiner. There is really no way to truly thank everyone that made this dream become a reality. We are extremely grateful and thrilled to have this addition to our agency. To learn more about the programs FISH of SanCap offers, call 472-4775. For additional information, visit www. Maggi Feiner and Maria Espinoza help load the van photos provided The new van provides valuable cargo space for transporting items to the food panty Superior InteriorsDo It Yourself Or Hire A Professional?by Trinette NelsonThe popular ity of so many home improvements shows on TV in recent years has really driven our culture to a renewed apprecia tion of beauty and improved function in our homes and, as a result, interest in interior decorating has never been higher. We are increasingly relying on the comfort, safety, convenience and serenity of our homes as a place to entertain family and friends, and as a retreat. If you are considering an interior decorating project, one of the first questions to ask yourself is whether you need to involve a design professional. While the internet is flooded with resources offering great ideas and some relatively useful instruction about undertaking such projects, doing it all yourself may be more than you want to or should tackle. But how do you know if you need to hire a professional decorator? Begin by determining a general idea of the scope of your project. If it involves structural changes to your home, you may need to consult a contractor or if the job is more in depth, an architect. The involvement of these professionals will insure that your result is structurally sound and safe and meets building codes. Beyond structural changes, the aesthetic aspects of your project are what can be addressed by an interior decorator. Here are some questions you should ask yourself before you begin. First, do you enjoy the process enough to want to do it yourself? For some people, coordinating color schemes, creating a plan, researching and shopping for products, measuring, ordering and installing everything from paint to furniture to window treatments and accessories is great fun. For others, its like adding another full-time job to an already full schedule. Secondly, what kind of time do you have to spend on the project? If there are contractors and subcontractors involved, will you be able to keep up with their timetable, so that progress will be maintained as they need it to be? Are you available to receive and install products when needed because delay costs time and money? Finally, the question of how will involving a design professional impact your budget? If you are truly adept at the skills needed to achieve a good result on your projects and you have the time, energy and motivation to do it yourself, you may save some money. However, if you end up making mis takes, delaying the process or causing unnecessary change orders, doing it yourself can actually end up costing you more. Trinette Nelson is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands and can be reached at linda@coind


9B ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 Chamber Launches Shop Local CampaignThe Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce is celebrating local boutiques that are as unique as the seashells lining the beaches with Shop Local, Shop Small starting in May. Spot the special decal in island shop windows and receive an exclusive offer. Shop Small highlights our incredible neighborhood marketplace you wont find anywhere else, said Chamber President John Lai. Shopkeepers stock handpicked items from specialty trinkets to stylish clothing and provide personal service for a world-class shopping experience. Sanibel has taken care in ensuring chain stores are limited to ones which either started on the island or can be found in few places. It keeps our island a special place, said Lai. There are convenient centers, such as the sprawling Periwinkle Place or quaint Baileys Center, where no two shops are alike and offer more than the typical vacation souvenir. Participating shops include Beach Daisy, Suncatchers Dream, Adventures in Paradise Outfitters, Eileen Fisher, Whims on Periwinkle, Three Crafty Ladies, Sanibel Sea Schools Ocean Tribe Outfitters, Coffee Bar at Baileys and Sanibel Skin Spa. Shop Small runs all year long and participating shops, along with downloadable coupons, can be found online at shop-small. We will continue to add new shops and offers, so be sure to check our special web page before you set out for a day of local shopping, added Chamber Member Services Manager Ashley Gibbons. image provided John Naumann & AssociatesThe top producers at John Naumann & Associates for the month of April were: Marianne Stewart, top listing agent; Larry Hahn and Debbie Hoofer, top listing team; Kimberly Powers, top sales agent; Harrell, Tolp and Albright team, top sales team. Harrell, Tolp and Albright Larry Hahn Marianne Stewart Debbie Hoofer Kimberly Powers ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Mailbox Food Drive Collection This SaturdayThe National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct the 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. The nations largest single-day food drive will involve the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide. Last years drive resulted in carriers collecting 75.3 million pounds of food from local communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since the drive began in 1993, total donations have surpassed 1.6 billion pounds of food. Making a donation is easy. Customers should leave their non-perishable food donations in a bag near their mailbox on Saturday, May 12 before their letter carrier arrives. In the days leading up to the food drive, letter carriers delivered special bags along with your mail that may be used to make donations. Food collected during Saturdays drive will be delivered to local community churches, food banks and food pantries for distribution. While all non-perishable donations are welcome, foods that are high in protein such as canned tuna, salmon, beans and peanut butter are most needed. Canned fruits and vegetables, whole grain, low sugar cereals, macaroni and cheese dinners and 100 percent fruit juice also top the list of most needed items. Most-wanted foods include: Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon) Canned and boxed meals (soup, chili, stew, macaroni and cheese) Canned or dried beans and peas (black, pinto, lentils) Pasta, rice cereal Canned fruits 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed) Canned vegetables Cooking oil Boxed cooking mixes (pancake, breads) What not to give: Rusty or unlabeled cans Glass containers Perishable items Homemade items Expired items Noncommercial canned or packaged items Alcoholic beverages or mixes or soda Open or used items. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. From page 6BScholarshipsbecause of this. Thank you to our donors for giving children the chance to experience camps here on Sanibel and Captiva, said Nitza Lopez, SW, case manager.Scholarship assistance is evaluated on a case by case basis. The FISH Social Services Department determines eligibility for need-based financial assistance through a review of a familys income and expense documentation. Scholarship amounts vary depending upon the length and cost of the program and the familys financial status. Available funding is limited and scholarships will cover only a portion of the tuition cost. To learn more and to see if you qualify, contact Kathy Y. Monroe at 472-4775.


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201810B THE ONLY LAWN EQUIPMENT SALES & REPAIR SERVICE LOCATED ON ISLAND AT 1205 PERIWINKLE WAY. SERVING SANIBEL, CAPTIVA & FORT MYERS FOR 40 YEARS!FREE ESTIMATES!#CPC1458912 #SI-12240 Veteran Owned & OperatedCALL Monday-Friday 7am-4pm 24 Hour Emergency Service AvailableDEPENDABLE, FAST & RELIABLE Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellWe all have to do it, doctors orders lab tests. Here in may lie a problem. Our guest speaker at Rotary on April 27 was Ren Salerno, director of Division of Lab Systems at Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia His topic was Reducing Diagnostic Error. Salerno told us that studies indicate that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Most of us are aware of what are traditionally noted as the leading causes of death in the U.S.: heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, accidents, stroke, Alzheimers disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia. But the ugly fact is, medical error is not included on the statistical charts and coding systems that record death certificate data used in funding research for the studies of preventing deaths and developing public health programs. However, the facts are that over 250 thousand people a year in the U.S. die due to medical error. Salerno said that the lab tests themselves are not usually the culprit in most of these cases. Its most likely attributed to human error. Errors in choosing and ordering the appropriate test, properly performing the tests, transmitting the results of the tests, communicating clearly and presenting accurate information, communicating results to patients clearly, and the list goes on. Diagnosing a medical problem is difficult, at best, but when other factors interfere with proper treatment not administered in a timely manner, deadly results can ensue. Salerno brought up Thomas Duncan as an example. Several online news and publication sources reported: Thomas Eric Duncan: First Ebola Death In U.S. Ebola had hit West Africa; the world was scared it would spread. Ebola response plans were put in place in many U.S. hospitals. A travel history should be completed on every patient. Something went terribly wrong in Duncans case. He went to a Dallas hospital with abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, headache and a fast-rising temperature. The triage nurse did not follow the procedure of asking for a travel history. Duncan had arrived from Africa a few days earlier. He was given normal lab tests and all came back within normal range. He was given Extra Strength Tylenol and intravenous saline solution. Duncan returned to the hospital three days later and was diagnosed with Ebola. He died at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian, eight days after the virus was detected in him on September 30. If Duncan had been given treatment for Ebola on his first visit, would he have lived? The medical error was caused by personnel that did not follow medical procedure. Would others sitting in the waiting room with him have been preventively treated and saved from being tormented with the possibility that they too had Ebola? There are so many areas of testing that can be misread or misdiagnosed: pap smears, breast cancer, prostate cancer, problems in the pathology lab unneeded surgeries. The medical community is reluctant to acknowledge this. Thirty six percent of malpractice claims are death claims. Testing, testing, testing. Doctors are practicing defensive testing, and possibly over testing to cover themselves but medical error is not usually in the testing but in the ordering and interpretation of the testing. Not technical errors but system problems and human error. As Salerno was ending his talk, he mentioned a medical film coming out, titled To Err is Human based on an Institute of Medicine Committee report. One of the reports main conclusions is that the majority of medical errors do not result from individual recklessness or the actions of a particular group. This is not a bad apple problem. More commonly, errors are caused by faulty systems, processes, and conditions that lead people to make mistakes or fail to prevent them. For example, stocking patient care units in hospitals with certain full-strength drugs, even though they are toxic unless diluted, has resulted in deadly mistakes. Thus, mistakes can best be prevented by designing the health system at all levels to make it safer, to make it harder for people to do something wrong and easier for them to do it right. Of course, this does not mean that individuals cant be careless. People still must be vigilant and held responsible for their actions. But when an error occurs, blaming an individual does little to make the system safer and prevent someone else from committing the same error. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets Friday mornings at 7 a.m. at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Guests are welcome. Miracle To Host Pet-Friendly NightsThe Fort Myers Miracle will open Hammond Stadium to dogs for four more Saturday games this season, allowing pooches and their owners to sit side-by-side for the ballgame. The next Bark in the Park event will be held on Saturday, May 19. Lee County Domestic Animal Services is the presenting sponsor for all Bark in the Park events this season, and its staff members will bring along several adoptable dogs and offer information to pet lovers about the agencys adoption process. We have worked hard to establish a great family-friendly atmosphere at Hammond Stadium, but when one of your family members is stuck at home, continued on page 18B Ren Salerno photo provided Sanibel Plumbing24/7 Service Remodel New Construction 239.472.11012244 Periwinkle Way Suite 13 Sanibel, FL 33957 Lic. #CFC1429575 SanCap ElectricalService Remodel New Construction 239.472.18412244 Periwinkle Way Suite 13 Sanibel, FL 33957 Lic. #EC13006430


11B ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 Helping Communities, Businesses and Individuals Since 1924. REAL ES TATE Where Real Estate and Legal Knowledge come together.Property development is vital to the continued improvement of our region. Our attorneys help clients take the appropriate turns through a spectrum of complex real estate matters, including: land use and zoning, commercial and residential transactions, banking law, condominium and homeowners association law, and title insurance. Let us help you negotiate the twists and turns of Southwest Florida real estate law.henlaw.com239.344.1100Fort MyersBonita SpringsSanibelNaples Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, P.A. Founding Club President Visits New Rest AreaIt has a cylindrical, bi-level water fountain in English racing green, a pair of sparkling white benches that will stay cool even on hot days, a detailed map of Sanibel roads and byways, some welcome shade from native trees, and, of course, a bike rack. Its the new rest area beside the shared use path at the corner of Middle Gulf Drive and Casa Ybel Road and Keith Trowbridge approves. The founding president of the Sanibel Bicycle Club is delighted by the latest addition to the islands bike paths, now known as shared use paths. He expressed his pride in the progress the club has made since its inception in 1994, and hes particularly pleased that the rest area is dedicated to his friend, the late Dale Armstrong, a founding member of the club who served as its fifth president. Its great to see the new rest stop dedicated to Dale. He was a wonderful guy and a stolid member of the Sanibel Bicycle Club. Im so glad hes been recognized in this way, said Trowbridge. He added, Its great to see the bike club continuing to improve the paths in ways that will enhance the wonderful experience of biking on Sanibel. Ever since we started the club in 1994, seeking improvements to the existing paths and hoping to create new ones, commitment to education and safety and careful planning have been hallmarks of the organization. After Armstrongs death at the age of 88 in 2016, his family and friends underwrote the path rest area through a donation to the clubs Trails in Motion Fund. The city made the land available; and on April 21 of this year, Sanibel Bicycle Club members and city officials held a ceremony to officially open and dedicate this spot where anyone using the shared use path can stop, rest and renew. A section of Trowbridges autobiography, written with author Barbara Freeman and scheduled for publication later this year, tells how and why he spearheaded the effort to create the Sanibel Bicycle Club and relates little-known details of the fledgling organizations first encounters with the city. The book tells how a boy from the industrial city of Sarnia, Ontario, who grew up among fishermen and farmers, achieved success in academia, earning his PhD and planning Florida International University. It tells how The Father of Timeshare invented a concept and created the nations first interval ownership resorts on Sanibel and then expanded the concept to areas throughout North America. It was his career in real estate development that brought Trowbridge to Sanibel. It was his enjoyment of bicycling on Sanibel and his recognition of the need for safer bike paths, and more of them, that led him to start the Sanibel Bicycle Club. The wellmaintained network of paths has been the lasting legacy of his early efforts, as well as the result of continuing efforts by all the members and leaders who followed him. Leadership Day At Sanibel SchoolThe public is invited to The Sanibel Schools First Leadership Day on Friday, May 25 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Students from the school will present projects and perform for guests. There will also be guided tours of the facility with classrooms in action. Reservations are requested by calling Cozetta Kelly at 472-1617. The Sanibel School is located at 3840 SanibelCaptiva Road. Keith Trowbridge, founding president of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, stopped by the new bike path rest area built in honor of his friend and fellow founder Dale Armstrong photo provided


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201812B Highlights Of The 2018 Lee County VCB Travel Rally Competitors taking part in the Make The Bed Race during Lee County VCBs Travel Rally, held last Tuesday afternoon at Lakes Regional Park in South Fort Myers photos by Jeff Lysiak Hotel and resort employees taking part in the Bellmans Race The team from South Seas Island Resort The team from Sanibel Moorings VCB Executive Director Tamara Pigott welcoming the crowd Way Too Tall Torrie making balloon animals for Cape Coral visitors Logan and Avalon Leah and Noah Cuomo of Cape Coral meeting Captain America and Wonder Woman


13B ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 WINK anchor Channing Frampton, dressed as Superman, sang the National Anthem while the Junior ROTC team from Cypress Lake High School presented the colors Bob MacPhail with his line of Conchalele instruments Odalys Ramos getting her face painted by Silvia Zavala Paula Schuttera and Captain Bubby Barb Harrington and Candy Thompson VCB Communications Manager Megan Contreras and her dog Abigail Juggler Daniel Israel entertaining the crowd


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201814B Island Seniors At Center 4 LifeMeet your friends and make some new ones at the Center 4 Life. Browse through the following activities, then stop by to sign up. Donations are 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 or contact the center. The featured book for Wednesday, June 13 is Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. The movie will be shown at 12:30 p.m. followed by the book discussion at 2:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch. Gelli Printing with Bea Pappas Fridays, May 18 and 25. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. 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. 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 15 and June 12 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 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Athletic footwear is required. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords, stability balls and mats are used. Improve core strength and balance. Athletic footwear required. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Bring a towel. Kim Kouril is the instructor. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Similar to gentle yoga but all poses are done in a chair. Kim Kouril is the instructor. For more information, call 472-5743 or stop by the Center 4 Life, located at 2401 Library Way on Sanibel. From page 1BDevelopmentprove to be catastrophic. This area is in the evacuation zone for the most minimal of storms so permitting additional development in wetlands in this flood prone region is in conflict with public safety, Wessel said. Evacuation and flooding risks are substantial before the addition of the proposed additional units. Late last week, the Lee County Department of Community Development submitted their staff report recommending denial of the rezoning application. Regardless of the density proposed by the request, the request is inconsistent with Lee Plan goals, objectives and policies intended to limit density within the Coastal High Hazard Area, the report reads, in part. Moreover, the request, if approved, will adversely impact environmentally critical and sensitive areas and natural resources. On Friday, May 18 at 9 a.m., the Lee County hearing examiner will be accepting public comment on the proposed Eden Oak Preserve development at their offices, located in Room 218 of 1800 Monroe Street in Fort Myers. Only the people who appear during the examiners public hearing will be permitted to speak during the Lee County Board of County Commissioners meeting on the topic, during which they will formally vote on the plan. The hearing examiner will either recommend approval, denial or approval of the project with certain conditions, said Wessel. But only the people who speak before the hearing examiner will be able to speak during the commissioners meeting. Thats why its important for people to get involved. For additional information or to submit comments on the Eden Oak Preserve development, send an email to or rsweigert@, call 533-8100 or write to Lee County Community Development & Zoning, 1500 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. 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Fri10:35 am4:41 am10:45 pm5:29 pm Sat10:55 am5:17 am11:43 pm6:11 pm Sun11:16 am5:49 amNone6:53 pm Mon12:38 am6:18 am11:41 am7:35 pm Tue1:33 am6:45 am12:09 pm8:20 pm Wed2:30 am7:11 am12:42 pm9:09 pm Thu3:33 am7:36 am1:20 pm10:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:44 am7:55 am1:40 pm8:43 pm Sat1:50 am8:31 am2:00 pm9:25 pm Sun2:48 am9:03 am2:21 pm10:07 pm Mon3:43 am9:32 am2:46 pm10:49 pm Tue4:38 am9:59 am3:14 pm11:34 pm Wed5:35 am10:25 am3:47 pmNone Thu6:38 am12:23 am4:25 pm10:50 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 MONDAYSunny High: 80 Low: 74 SATURDAYC loudy High: 84 Low: 78 FRIDAYC loudy High: 83 Low: 77 Island Sun Weather Outlook May 11, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 82 Low: 76 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:30 am4:39 am11:40 pm5:27 pm Sat11:50 am5:15 amNone6:09 pm Sun12:38 am5:47 am12:11 pm6:51 pm Mon1:33 am6:16 am12:36 pm7:33 pm Tue2:28 am6:43 am1:04 pm8:18 pm Wed3:25 am7:09 am1:37 pm9:07 pm Thu4:28 am7:34 am2:15 pm10:00 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:12 am4:45 am11:17 pm5:20 pm Sat11:48 am5:25 amNone6:10 pm Sun12:12 am6:04 am12:17 pm6:56 pm Mon12:59 am6:42 am12:41 pm7:41 pm Tue1:44 am7:19 am1:02 pm8:29 pm Wed2:35 am7:57 am1:24 pm9:19 pm Thu3:38 am8:40 am1:56 pm10:10 pm Day High Low High Low Fri10:35 am4:41 am10:45 pm5:29 pm Sat10:55 am5:17 am11:43 pm6:11 pm Sun11:16 am5:49 amNone6:53 pm Mon12:38 am6:18 am11:41 am7:35 pm Tue1:33 am6:45 am12:09 pm8:20 pm Wed2:30 am7:11 am12:42 pm9:09 pm Thu3:33 am7:36 am1:20 pm10:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:44 am7:55 am1:40 pm8:43 pm Sat1:50 am8:31 am2:00 pm9:25 pm Sun2:48 am9:03 am2:21 pm10:07 pm Mon3:43 am9:32 am2:46 pm10:49 pm Tue4:38 am9:59 am3:14 pm11:34 pm Wed5:35 am10:25 am3:47 pmNone Thu6:38 am12:23 am4:25 pm10:50 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 MONDAYSunny High: 80 Low: 74 SATURDAYC loudy High: 84 Low: 78 FRIDAYC loudy High: 83 Low: 77 Island Sun Weather Outlook May 11, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 82 Low: 76 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:30 am4:39 am11:40 pm5:27 pm Sat11:50 am5:15 amNone6:09 pm Sun12:38 am5:47 am12:11 pm6:51 pm Mon1:33 am6:16 am12:36 pm7:33 pm Tue2:28 am6:43 am1:04 pm8:18 pm Wed3:25 am7:09 am1:37 pm9:07 pm Thu4:28 am7:34 am2:15 pm10:00 pm Day High Low High Low Fri11:12 am4:45 am11:17 pm5:20 pm Sat11:48 am5:25 amNone6:10 pm Sun12:12 am6:04 am12:17 pm6:56 pm Mon12:59 am6:42 am12:41 pm7:41 pm Tue1:44 am7:19 am1:02 pm8:29 pm Wed2:35 am7:57 am1:24 pm9:19 pm Thu3:38 am8:40 am1:56 pm10:10 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:35 am4:41 am10:45 pm5:29 pm Sat10:55 am5:17 am11:43 pm6:11 pm Sun11:16 am5:49 amNone6:53 pm Mon12:38 am6:18 am11:41 am7:35 pm Tue1:33 am6:45 am12:09 pm8:20 pm Wed2:30 am7:11 am12:42 pm9:09 pm Thu3:33 am7:36 am1:20 pm10:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:44 am7:55 am1:40 pm8:43 pm Sat1:50 am8:31 am2:00 pm9:25 pm Sun2:48 am9:03 am2:21 pm10:07 pm Mon3:43 am9:32 am2:46 pm10:49 pm Tue4:38 am9:59 am3:14 pm11:34 pm Wed5:35 am10:25 am3:47 pmNone Thu6:38 am12:23 am4:25 pm10:50 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 MONDAYSunny High: 80 Low: 74 SATURDAYC loudy High: 84 Low: 78 FRIDAYC loudy High: 83 Low: 77 Island Sun Weather Outlook May 11, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 82 Low: 76 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:30 am4:39 am11:40 pm5:27 pm Sat11:50 am5:15 amNone6:09 pm Sun12:38 am5:47 am12:11 pm6:51 pm Mon1:33 am6:16 am12:36 pm7:33 pm Tue2:28 am6:43 am1:04 pm8:18 pm Wed3:25 am7:09 am1:37 pm9:07 pm Thu4:28 am7:34 am2:15 pm10:00 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:12 am4:45 am11:17 pm5:20 pm Sat11:48 am5:25 amNone6:10 pm Sun12:12 am6:04 am12:17 pm6:56 pm Mon12:59 am6:42 am12:41 pm7:41 pm Tue1:44 am7:19 am1:02 pm8:29 pm Wed2:35 am7:57 am1:24 pm9:19 pm Thu3:38 am8:40 am1:56 pm10:10 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:35 am4:41 am10:45 pm5:29 pm Sat10:55 am5:17 am11:43 pm6:11 pm Sun11:16 am5:49 amNone6:53 pm Mon12:38 am6:18 am11:41 am7:35 pm Tue1:33 am6:45 am12:09 pm8:20 pm Wed2:30 am7:11 am12:42 pm9:09 pm Thu3:33 am7:36 am1:20 pm10:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:44 am7:55 am1:40 pm8:43 pm Sat1:50 am8:31 am2:00 pm9:25 pm Sun2:48 am9:03 am2:21 pm10:07 pm Mon3:43 am9:32 am2:46 pm10:49 pm Tue4:38 am9:59 am3:14 pm11:34 pm Wed5:35 am10:25 am3:47 pmNone Thu6:38 am12:23 am4:25 pm10:50 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 MONDAYSunny High: 80 Low: 74 SATURDAYC loudy High: 84 Low: 78 FRIDAYC loudy High: 83 Low: 77 Island Sun Weather Outlook May 11, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 82 Low: 76 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:30 am4:39 am11:40 pm5:27 pm Sat11:50 am5:15 amNone6:09 pm Sun12:38 am5:47 am12:11 pm6:51 pm Mon1:33 am6:16 am12:36 pm7:33 pm Tue2:28 am6:43 am1:04 pm8:18 pm Wed3:25 am7:09 am1:37 pm9:07 pm Thu4:28 am7:34 am2:15 pm10:00 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:12 am4:45 am11:17 pm5:20 pm Sat11:48 am5:25 amNone6:10 pm Sun12:12 am6:04 am12:17 pm6:56 pm Mon12:59 am6:42 am12:41 pm7:41 pm Tue1:44 am7:19 am1:02 pm8:29 pm Wed2:35 am7:57 am1:24 pm9:19 pm Thu3:38 am8:40 am1:56 pm10:10 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:35 am4:41 am10:45 pm5:29 pm Sat10:55 am5:17 am11:43 pm6:11 pm Sun11:16 am5:49 amNone6:53 pm Mon12:38 am6:18 am11:41 am7:35 pm Tue1:33 am6:45 am12:09 pm8:20 pm Wed2:30 am7:11 am12:42 pm9:09 pm Thu3:33 am7:36 am1:20 pm10:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:44 am7:55 am1:40 pm8:43 pm Sat1:50 am8:31 am2:00 pm9:25 pm Sun2:48 am9:03 am2:21 pm10:07 pm Mon3:43 am9:32 am2:46 pm10:49 pm Tue4:38 am9:59 am3:14 pm11:34 pm Wed5:35 am10:25 am3:47 pmNone Thu6:38 am12:23 am4:25 pm10:50 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 MONDAYSunny High: 80 Low: 74 SATURDAYC loudy High: 84 Low: 78 FRIDAYC loudy High: 83 Low: 77 Island Sun Weather Outlook May 11, 2018 7-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 82 Low: 76 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:30 am4:39 am11:40 pm5:27 pm Sat11:50 am5:15 amNone6:09 pm Sun12:38 am5:47 am12:11 pm6:51 pm Mon1:33 am6:16 am12:36 pm7:33 pm Tue2:28 am6:43 am1:04 pm8:18 pm Wed3:25 am7:09 am1:37 pm9:07 pm Thu4:28 am7:34 am2:15 pm10:00 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:12 am4:45 am11:17 pm5:20 pm Sat11:48 am5:25 amNone6:10 pm Sun12:12 am6:04 am12:17 pm6:56 pm Mon12:59 am6:42 am12:41 pm7:41 pm Tue1:44 am7:19 am1:02 pm8:29 pm Wed2:35 am7:57 am1:24 pm9:19 pm Thu3:38 am8:40 am1:56 pm10:10 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:35 am4:41 am10:45 pm5:29 pm Sat10:55 am5:17 am11:43 pm6:11 pm Sun11:16 am5:49 amNone6:53 pm Mon12:38 am6:18 am11:41 am7:35 pm Tue1:33 am6:45 am12:09 pm8:20 pm Wed2:30 am7:11 am12:42 pm9:09 pm Thu3:33 am7:36 am1:20 pm10:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:44 am7:55 am1:40 pm8:43 pm Sat1:50 am8:31 am2:00 pm9:25 pm Sun2:48 am9:03 am2:21 pm10:07 pm Mon3:43 am9:32 am2:46 pm10:49 pm Tue4:38 am9:59 am3:14 pm11:34 pm Wed5:35 am10:25 am3:47 pmNone Thu6:38 am12:23 am4:25 pm10:50 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 MONDAYSunny High: 80 Low: 74 SATURDAYC loudy High: 84 Low: 78 FRIDAYC loudy High: 83 Low: 77 Island Sun Weather Outlook May 11, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 82 Low: 76 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:30 am4:39 am11:40 pm5:27 pm Sat11:50 am5:15 amNone6:09 pm Sun12:38 am5:47 am12:11 pm6:51 pm Mon1:33 am6:16 am12:36 pm7:33 pm Tue2:28 am6:43 am1:04 pm8:18 pm Wed3:25 am7:09 am1:37 pm9:07 pm Thu4:28 am7:34 am2:15 pm10:00 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:12 am4:45 am11:17 pm5:20 pm Sat11:48 am5:25 amNone6:10 pm Sun12:12 am6:04 am12:17 pm6:56 pm Mon12:59 am6:42 am12:41 pm7:41 pm Tue1:44 am7:19 am1:02 pm8:29 pm Wed2:35 am7:57 am1:24 pm9:19 pm Thu3:38 am8:40 am1:56 pm10:10 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:35 am4:41 am10:45 pm5:29 pm Sat10:55 am5:17 am11:43 pm6:11 pm Sun11:16 am5:49 amNone6:53 pm Mon12:38 am6:18 am11:41 am7:35 pm Tue1:33 am6:45 am12:09 pm8:20 pm Wed2:30 am7:11 am12:42 pm9:09 pm Thu3:33 am7:36 am1:20 pm10:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:44 am7:55 am1:40 pm8:43 pm Sat1:50 am8:31 am2:00 pm9:25 pm Sun2:48 am9:03 am2:21 pm10:07 pm Mon3:43 am9:32 am2:46 pm10:49 pm Tue4:38 am9:59 am3:14 pm11:34 pm Wed5:35 am10:25 am3:47 pmNone Thu6:38 am12:23 am4:25 pm10:50 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 MONDAYSunny High: 80 Low: 74 SATURDAYC loudy High: 84 Low: 78 FRIDAYC loudy High: 83 Low: 77 Island Sun Weather Outlook May 11, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 82 Low: 76 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:30 am4:39 am11:40 pm5:27 pm Sat11:50 am5:15 amNone6:09 pm Sun12:38 am5:47 am12:11 pm6:51 pm Mon1:33 am6:16 am12:36 pm7:33 pm Tue2:28 am6:43 am1:04 pm8:18 pm Wed3:25 am7:09 am1:37 pm9:07 pm Thu4:28 am7:34 am2:15 pm10:00 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:12 am4:45 am11:17 pm5:20 pm Sat11:48 am5:25 amNone6:10 pm Sun12:12 am6:04 am12:17 pm6:56 pm Mon12:59 am6:42 am12:41 pm7:41 pm Tue1:44 am7:19 am1:02 pm8:29 pm Wed2:35 am7:57 am1:24 pm9:19 pm Thu3:38 am8:40 am1:56 pm10:10 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:35 am4:41 am10:45 pm5:29 pm Sat10:55 am5:17 am11:43 pm6:11 pm Sun11:16 am5:49 amNone6:53 pm Mon12:38 am6:18 am11:41 am7:35 pm Tue1:33 am6:45 am12:09 pm8:20 pm Wed2:30 am7:11 am12:42 pm9:09 pm Thu3:33 am7:36 am1:20 pm10:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:44 am7:55 am1:40 pm8:43 pm Sat1:50 am8:31 am2:00 pm9:25 pm Sun2:48 am9:03 am2:21 pm10:07 pm Mon3:43 am9:32 am2:46 pm10:49 pm Tue4:38 am9:59 am3:14 pm11:34 pm Wed5:35 am10:25 am3:47 pmNone Thu6:38 am12:23 am4:25 pm10:50 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 MONDAYSunny High: 80 Low: 74 SATURDAYC loudy High: 84 Low: 78 FRIDAYC loudy High: 83 Low: 77 Island Sun Weather Outlook May 11, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 82 Low: 76 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:30 am4:39 am11:40 pm5:27 pm Sat11:50 am5:15 amNone6:09 pm Sun12:38 am5:47 am12:11 pm6:51 pm Mon1:33 am6:16 am12:36 pm7:33 pm Tue2:28 am6:43 am1:04 pm8:18 pm Wed3:25 am7:09 am1:37 pm9:07 pm Thu4:28 am7:34 am2:15 pm10:00 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:12 am4:45 am11:17 pm5:20 pm Sat11:48 am5:25 amNone6:10 pm Sun12:12 am6:04 am12:17 pm6:56 pm Mon12:59 am6:42 am12:41 pm7:41 pm Tue1:44 am7:19 am1:02 pm8:29 pm Wed2:35 am7:57 am1:24 pm9:19 pm Thu3:38 am8:40 am1:56 pm10:10 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:35 am4:41 am10:45 pm5:29 pm Sat10:55 am5:17 am11:43 pm6:11 pm Sun11:16 am5:49 amNone6:53 pm Mon12:38 am6:18 am11:41 am7:35 pm Tue1:33 am6:45 am12:09 pm8:20 pm Wed2:30 am7:11 am12:42 pm9:09 pm Thu3:33 am7:36 am1:20 pm10:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:44 am7:55 am1:40 pm8:43 pm Sat1:50 am8:31 am2:00 pm9:25 pm Sun2:48 am9:03 am2:21 pm10:07 pm Mon3:43 am9:32 am2:46 pm10:49 pm Tue4:38 am9:59 am3:14 pm11:34 pm Wed5:35 am10:25 am3:47 pmNone Thu6:38 am12:23 am4:25 pm10:50 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 MONDAYSunny High: 80 Low: 74 SATURDAYC loudy High: 84 Low: 78 FRIDAYC loudy High: 83 Low: 77 Island Sun Weather Outlook May 11, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 82 Low: 76 TUESDAYSunny High: 82 Low: 76 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:30 am4:39 am11:40 pm5:27 pm Sat11:50 am5:15 amNone6:09 pm Sun12:38 am5:47 am12:11 pm6:51 pm Mon1:33 am6:16 am12:36 pm7:33 pm Tue2:28 am6:43 am1:04 pm8:18 pm Wed3:25 am7:09 am1:37 pm9:07 pm Thu4:28 am7:34 am2:15 pm10:00 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri11:12 am4:45 am11:17 pm5:20 pm Sat11:48 am5:25 amNone6:10 pm Sun12:12 am6:04 am12:17 pm6:56 pm Mon12:59 am6:42 am12:41 pm7:41 pm Tue1:44 am7:19 am1:02 pm8:29 pm Wed2:35 am7:57 am1:24 pm9:19 pm Thu3:38 am8:40 am1:56 pm10:10 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:35 am4:41 am10:45 pm5:29 pm Sat10:55 am5:17 am11:43 pm6:11 pm Sun11:16 am5:49 amNone6:53 pm Mon12:38 am6:18 am11:41 am7:35 pm Tue1:33 am6:45 am12:09 pm8:20 pm Wed2:30 am7:11 am12:42 pm9:09 pm Thu3:33 am7:36 am1:20 pm10:02 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri12:44 am7:55 am1:40 pm8:43 pm Sat1:50 am8:31 am2:00 pm9:25 pm Sun2:48 am9:03 am2:21 pm10:07 pm Mon3:43 am9:32 am2:46 pm10:49 pm Tue4:38 am9:59 am3:14 pm11:34 pm Wed5:35 am10:25 am3:47 pmNone Thu6:38 am12:23 am4:25 pm10:50 am WEDNESDAYSunny High: 81 Low: 75 MONDAYSunny High: 80 Low: 74 SATURDAYC loudy High: 84 Low: 78 FRIDAYC loudy High: 83 Low: 77 Island Sun Weather Outlook May 11, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass 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15B ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 Air Ambulance800-MED-JETS (633-5387) 239-262-5387 Aircraft Charter800-AIR-TREK (247-8735) 239-262-8735 Planning a trip this summer? Let Air Trek be the wings that take you there! Academy Of Lifelong Learning Programs In MayThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to attend May classes that will discuss the environment, politics and history. At 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, Kristie Anders, education director at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, will present Tides and Currents in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, located at 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. This presentation will explore waves, tides and currents of the sea. During the lecture, Anders will explain not only what influences the tides, but also how they affect Southwest Florida residents. A short film by the Captiva Island Historical Society, entitled Santiva, will also be shown. The Academy of Lifelong Learning will also welcome Lee County Supervisor of Elections Tommy Doyle for a free presen tation at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 19 in the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point, located at 15101 Shell Point Boulevard in Fort Myers. During his class, entitled Lee County Supervisor of Elections Preparing for Mid-Term Elections, Doyle will focus on politics and upcoming elections. As a lifelong resident of Lee County, Doyle has a deep-rooted passion for the countys history and traditions. His fundamental belief in a representative form of government led him to run for office, and he was elected supervisor of elections in 2016. The final class offered in May is The Viking Age, hosted by Florida SouthWestern State College Professor Adrian Kerr at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, located at 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. During his compelling presentation on the Vikings, Kerr will explain how the Norse invaders spread out and colonized Dublin, York, Normandy, Greenland and even parts of Russia and the Mediterranean during the Germanic Iron Age. Kerr will uncover what led the Vikings to flee their homeland and set off on many dangerous expeditions, and also examine the rich influence these Norseman left on the world today. Tickets for the classes with Anders and Kerr are $10. The event with Doyle is free, however, an RSVP is requested. Ticket purchase and registration can be made by calling 489-8472. To learn more, visit Chronic Pain WorkshopsLee Health is offering a free six-week workshop entitled Chronic Pain Self-Management at The Sanctuary on Fridays beginning May 25 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Seating is limited and registra tion is required by calling 343-9264. T he research-based program developed by Stanford University can help one become empowered to improve his or her quality of life. Learn how to more easily manage your medications; understand the benefits of exercise; manage symptoms of stress, pain and fatigue; and make smarter decisions related to health eating. Participants will also receive a copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain The Sanctuary is located at 8960 Colonial Center Drive in Fort Myers. Kristie Anders photos provided Tommy Doyle Adrian Kerr


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ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201818B Those ugly turkey vultures are quite ubiquitous throughout Southwest Florida. You see packs of them on the side of the roads picking at road kill. I suppose that they serve a useful purpose, disposing of the carcasses of various dead creatures big and small. But family vultures are quite different. Theyre not present in all families, obviously. Vultures can be found in just a few, I would say. But when theyre present, someone has to stand guard. While both dad and mom are alive and well, they circle patiently overhead, not making a sound. But then dad dies, and when moms vulnerable, you see them become more aggressive. My car wont start anymore and I cant afford a new one. The kids private schools are so expensive, and I just dont know how were going to pay the tuition bills. I havent been on vacation in years and Im burning out at the office. Now that Im middle aged no one will hire me. And so on. The vultures prey on moms maternal instincts to take care of her children, even though those children are now adults and are quite capable of taking care of themselves. They knew that they couldnt ask for money while dad was alive, because he would say No and might even disinherit them for even asking. But now that Dads gone, they look at moms retirement account as a lump sum that can and should be shared by all. The vultures dont realize that the corpus of the retirement account is necessary to generate annual income for mom. Since yields are so low these days it takes a lot of money to generate even modest income. Ive seen the vultures swarm several times throughout my career. Moms financial advisor warns her that she really cant afford to make such large gifts to her children without compromising her standard of living. Yet she does so anyway. And I dont mean to be sexist. Sometimes the surviving dad is the one being preyed upon. More often than not its mom, only because women tend to have longer life expectancies than do men, and as I said before, the instinct to assist even capable adults seems stronger with the parent who actually carried and gave birth to that person, even though it was several decades ago. And sometimes the vultures sweep in while both parents are alive. Not too long ago I represented a long time married couple who were bled completely dry by one of their adult children. Even though son had a job and apparently did reasonably well (or overspent) as he took vacations to Europe with his family. But son also demanded that his parents pay for the plane tickets to bring his family of four down to visit, and expected mom and dad to pick up the tabs when they went out to eat, and for the familys activities. This was on top of the annual assistance he said he needed to make ends meet. Despite the pleadings of their professionals, including the CPA and the couples financial advisor, mom and dad couldnt stop themselves from making large gifts to son. When daughter found out about it, she became terribly upset and frustrated, but there was little that she could do by that time. The damage had been done. So whats the answer? How do you protect yourself from a circling vulture? Thats a complicated answer, since every familys situation is unique. But there are some common threads. When your advisors are telling you that you really cant afford to make gifts that your adult children request, the first line of defense is to say No. But this is hard to do for many. If you find yourself unable to say No when you know that you should, thats the time to name a co-trustee in your revocable living trust who does have the ability to help you say No and will monitor your financial situation. That co-trustee might be a trusted son or daughter who wont try to take advantage and will act as a gatekeeper to their vulture-like sibling. It could also be a trust company that can serve the same role in a less emotional and more impartial way. When I mention professional management, oftentimes my client will bemoan the fees that they would have to pay. I remind them that they are likely already paying management fees of one sort or another, but even if they arent, paying 1% for someone to stand guard is better than losing large amounts to vultures whose appetite never seems to diminish. If you suspect that you have vultures circling, please do yourself a favor and ask your team of advisors what steps you should take before you jeopardize your own financial stability. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerThe Vulturesby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Thomas R. 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Because all five Bark in the Park events this season fall on Giveaway Saturdays, fans will receive some Miracle swag upon entering Hammond Stadium on these dog-friendly dates: May 19 vs. St. Lucie Mets: Joe Mauer bobblehead giveaway, presented by First Community Bank June 30 vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers: Jose Berrios bobblehead giveaway, presented by Achieva Credit Union July 21 vs. Lakeland Flying Tigers: Torii Hunter bobblehead giveaway, presented by Millennium Physician Group August 18 vs. Clearwater Threshers: Miracle replica jersey giveaway For more information, call 768-4210 or visit


19B ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 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 Craig R. HerschFlorida Bar Board Certied Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA Will Power Columnist, The Island Sun or a copy of one of our books, visit For FREE Selecting who should serve as your trustee during your incapacity and, ultimately, after your passing is not as simple as you may think. Learn what characteristics to look for when choosing those who will handle the future of your estate.Craig R. HerschFlorida Bar Board Certi ed Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA SELECTING YOUR TRUSTEE online resources Democratic Club School Board Candidate ForumOn Thursday, May 17, the Democratic Club of the Islands will host a forum featuring four candidates for election to the Lee County School Board. It will take place at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way, starting at 7 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. Karen Putnam-Watson holds a masters degree in social work from FGCU. She worked 22 years for Lee County School District, where she taught Head Start, working with pregnant moms, infants and toddlers. Devoted to modeling best practices and providing resources, Putnam-Watson advocated for moms and children 0 to 3 years while tutoring and offering a Family Home Child Care. Career teacher Betsy Vaughn spent 36 years in the classroom, both in New Jersey where she was English Department chairperson for 19 years and the last eight years teaching language arts and reading at Estero High School. Her BA in English is from Upsala College and her masters in education is from the College of New Jersey. Vaughn is currently chair of the CSI School Board Advisory Committee and a Guardian ad Litem child advocate. Mary Fischer has served on the Lee County School Board since 2010 and is now a candidate for re-election. She has served as Lee County School District school counselor, teacher and prevention specialist. Fischer is a Florida Supreme Court-certified family mediator and is a nationally certified trainer in BullySafe, USA. Her BA in social science and MA in counselor education are from University of South Florida. She received the Lee County School Counselor Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Charles Dailey is a retired educator for Lee County who has served in various capacities including dean of students, principal of high, elementary-middle school, principal of alternative high/ middle schools, principal of community school and coordinator of desegregation, and director of adult and community school. Selected as middle and high school Principal of the Year, Dailey was selected as Administrator of the Year for the state of Florida in 2012. Anyone wishing to join the Democratic Club of the Islands is invited to bring their check payable to DCI for $35 (individual) or $60 (family) to the meeting on May 17, or mail your check to DCI, P.O. Box 898, Sanibel, FL 33957. For more information, call 634-4295 or email demclubislands@ Betsy Vaughn Dr. Charles Dailey Karen Putnam-Watson photos provided Mary FischerBest Tasting Water In Florida Drinking water from the North Lee County Water Treatment Plant was recently named the 2018 Best Tasting Water in the state by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Next, Lee County Utilities drinking water will compete for national honors this June at the AWWA annual conference in Las Vegas. Water from the North Lee County Water Treatment Plant, one of five water treatment plants operated by Lee County Utilities, was selected to represent the utility and won the regional competition. The plant earned the right to represent the region at the state level, where it was judged on taste, color and clarity with the top representatives of the 12 regions in Florida. Lee County Utilities is among the largest of a dozen public and private utility organizations that serve residents and businesses in Lee County. For service area locations, visit new-development/service-franchise-areamaps.


So Much Going On In Sports Locally And Nationallyby Ed FrankIn this weeks world of sports column, we will touch on some of the major happenings locally and nationally writing about what we believe is of interest to our readers. Florida Everblades The local hockey team advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals of the ECHL with a four-games-toone series win over the Orlando Solar Bears. With eight of nine playoff wins, Florida moves to the conference finals for the first time since 2012. The 5-2 clinching series victory last Sunday in Game Five at Orlando was sparked by Goalie Martin Ouellette who had 40 saves. Florida will host the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals at Germain Arena tonight, Friday at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow, Saturday, at 7 p.m. against the winner of the Adirondack-Manchester series. Adirondack led that series 3-2 as the week began. Big crowds are expected for both games. Fort Myers Miracle We hope there was good weather for the 25th annual Islands Night Wednesday at Hammond Stadium in the CenturyLink Sports Complex. Struggling to reach the .500 mark in the current season, the local baseball team began the week with a 14-16 record, seven games out of first-place in the Florida State League South Division. Wednesday nights Islands Night concluded a three-game series with the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The Miracle was 6-4 through Sunday in their last 10 games. Following Wednesdays Islands Night, the Miracle departed on a seven game road trip, three at Dunedin and four at Jupiter, before returning home next Friday for six games, three with St. Lucie and three with Bradenton. Red Sox And Yankees When the baseball season began six weeks ago, we wrote that the rivalry of old between these two teams was expected to renew this year as both teams were loaded with power and pitching. It sure seems that way in the early going. Through Sunday, these two teams had the best records in baseball, Boston at 25-9 and New York, with 15 victories in their last 16 games, had a season record of 24-10. Boston had just a one-game lead over the Yankees in the American League Eastern Division. Up and down the leader board batting averages, RBIs, home runs, runs scored, hits, doubles and triples youll find Boston and New York players among the top 10. A little bit of history was recorded Sunday when Yankee shortstop Gleyber Torres, at just 21 years old and 44 days, became the youngest Yankee to hit a walk-off home run, a three-run shot in a 7-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. He was 41 days younger than Mickey Mantle when he hit his first walk-off shot. Justify Big Favorite To Win Preakness After winning the Kentucky Derby last Saturday in the rain and mud, Justify is the overwhelming favorite to win next weeks Preakness as several of his Derby contenders will not compete in the second leg of the Triple Crown. The big colt had not raced as a two-year-old, but his savvy trainer, Bob Baffert, now has five Kentucky Derby winners and will be going for his sixth Preakness Stakes triumph. Justify was a 5 to 8 Preakness favorite in early betting. NBA Playoffs It appears that Cleveland will face Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals, and Houston will take on Golden State in the Western Conference Finals as all four teams held 3-0 conference semi-final leads as the week began. Dont be surprised if Cleveland and Golden State match up against each other once more in the NBA Finals. There is so much more we could write about the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, this weeks Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Pointe Vedra Beach, Florida and much, much more. But weve given you just inkling in the world of sports. SUN ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201820B $429,000 Call Eric Pfeifer239.472.0004 Beautiful, Fully Furnished Town House 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Turnkey Unit Fantastic Income Potential This Weeks Featured PropertyBlind Pass Unit E 207 Dunes Member Scores Another Hole In OneOn May 6, Knud Christensen, a long-time member of The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, shot a hole in one on the 17th hole during the clubs Sunday Couples tournament. Made with his 7 iron, this was Christensens sixth hole in one. His team consisting of his wife, Grethe, along with Mo and Gordon Rains not surprisingly, won the tournament. Knud Christensen photo provided SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last Detr oit Tigers pitcher before Justin Verlander in 2017 to record 10 strikeouts on opening day. 2. Who was the first thir d baseman to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame? 3. When was the last time befor e 2014-16 that Alabamas football team won three straight Iron Bowl games against rival Auburn? 4. Who is the only player in NBA history with 25,000 points, 10,000 r ebounds, 5,000 assists, 1,500 steals and 1,500 blocked shots for his career? 5. When was the last time befor e the 2017-18 NHL season that the Colorado Avalanche won at least nine games in a row? 6. Name the first r ookie to win the NASCAR midsummer All-Star race. 7. Who was the last tennis player befor e Roger Federer in 2017 to capture the mens singles title at Wimbledon without losing a set in the tournament? ANSWERS 1. Mickey Lolich, in 1970. 2. Jimmy Collins, in 1945. 3. It was 1990-92. 4. Kevin Garnett, who played in the NBA for 21 seasons. 5. It was the 2000-01 season. 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., in 2000. 7. Bjorn Borg, in 1976. Counselor In Training Program The City of Sanibel Counselor In Training (CIT) Program is a junior level personal development and leadership opportunity for teens entering 9th and 10th grade that are interested in volunteering with children in a recreational day camp setting. This is a special leadership program designed to prepare teens to become a camp counselor. CIT students will gain valuable work experience, compression only CPR certification and earn community service hours all while making new friends. The Sanibel Recreation Department Summer Day Camp is a traditional eightweek day camp which will run from Monday, June 4 through Friday, July 27. There is an application that must be completed and returned to the City of Sanibel Recreation Department for review and approval. The application can be picked up at the Sanibel Recreation Center front desk. There will be a mandatory meeting for CITs on Thursday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration includes lunch, activity participation, compression only CPR certification and field trip admissions when applicable. Register by May 29 and receive the Early Bird rate of $25 for members or $31 for non-members). On or after May 30, rate is $30 for members and $38 for non-members. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit


21B ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 Free Autism ScreeningGolisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, will be offering a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to 5 years of age on the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile at the Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point on Friday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is estimated that one in every 68 children is diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis can make a vast difference for toddlers and their families. They say early intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well. The ASD screening is conducted by the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The screenings are administered by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. The Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point is located at 23190 Fashion Drive, Suite 105 in Estero. To schedule a screening, call 343-6838. Southwest Floridas only full time regenerative medicine clinic, leading the eld for over 25 years, Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics, will provide exciting information on stem cell treatments and other regenerative medicine options for chronic pain, arthritis, & sports injuries, oering alternatives to pain medications, cortisone shots, and joint replacement surgeries!Are you looking for pain cure versus pain management? Contact us to reserve a spot to discuss your specic case with our specialist Katherine Worsnick, MMS, PA-C, otherwise, no reservation needed! FREE Open House with drinks & light appetizers! WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 | 1:00-4:00PMIs Stem Cell Prolotherapy Right for You? We look forward to seeing you there!LOCATION: 9738 Commerce Center Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33908 (on Summerlin & Bass Roads) 239-303-4069 Life InsuranceGetting Cash From Life Insurance J. Brendan Ryan, CLU, ChFC, MSFSWe have all heard of cash value life insurance and term insurance. What is the difference, and why does it matter? Term insurance should be considered temporary coverage. It is fine while it is in force, but the premiums increase typically after an initial level premium. The premium increases as a result of the increasing likelihood that the insured will die as age advances. It eventually gets too expensive and the owner drops it, doing so when he or she is as old as he or she has ever been and thus more likely to die than ever before. The premium goes up because the policy does not have cash value to help offset the risk that the insurer takes in holding the policy. That cash value is a reserve that helps mitigate the risk. Cash value insurance (whole life or universal life) does have that extra reserve built in. This type of policy starts out more expensive than term insurance because it has to build that reserve. But, over time, the cash value and the interest that the insurer earns on it allow the insurer to keep the premiums low and level at an affordable amount. Some people have to invade their policies for one or another financial need. Of course, without a cash value, term insurance can be of no help here. But cash value coverage can. How can cash be obtained from such a policy? Cash Value Loan. Typically after the first several years, there is cash value available. It is possible to borrow part or all the cash value at a reasonable loan rate. The loan amount is not taxable. It reduces the cash value and the death benefit dollar-for-dollar. It never has to be paid back. But if it remains outstanding at the death of the insured, it is deducted from the death benefit. Surrender. If cash is needed and the insured can afford to give up the insurance benefit, the policy can be surrendered or cashed in for its cash value minus any outstanding loans. If the amount received in the surrender plus all amounts previously received, such as loans and dividend actually received, exceed the total amount paid for the policy over the years, that gain will be taxed as ordinary income. Long-Term-Care Benefit. Some policies written since around 2010 have a long-term care (LTC) feature which allows the owner to draw down as much as the whole death benefit not just the cash value to help cover LTC expenses incurred by the insured. This is not a policy loan but a tax-free acceleration of the death benefit. Each dollar drawn out for such a use reduces the death benefit dollar-for-dollar. With such a benefit, someone is sure to get the full amount of insurance either the owner as a LTC benefit, the beneficiary as a death benefit, or some to each. Chronic Illness, Critical Illness or Terminal Illness Riders. Different insurers use different triggering events, as implied in the titles, for these benefits that accelerate the death benefit into living benefits similar to the long-term care rider explained previously. Some pay lump sums when the benefit is triggered, others monthly amounts. Since there is such a variety in these clauses, it is important to read and understand the triggers, the definitions and the method of benefit payment. Thus, with whole life and universal life insurance, the cash value of these policies can provide living benefits when cash is needed for emergencies or opportunities. Ideally, the policy owner will leave the death benefit intact for the sake of the beneficiaries, but with whole life and universal life, the owner has the flexibility to get to the cash, if appropriate. None of this is possible with term insurance. J. Brendan Ryan is a Cincinnati insurance agent. He can be reached at


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201822B 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 Interventional Radiology Lab Now Open A new interventional radiology lab opened recently at HealthPark Medical Center. The lab, specializing in minimally invasive, image-guided diagnosis and treatment of disease, is equipped with advanced, stateof-the-art equipment for angiography and fluoroscopy procedures, and will be used for both adults and children. Interventional radiology serves as an alternative to many traditional surgeries because it is safer, cost effective and can drastically decrease patients recovery time. The lab will be used for inpatient and outpatient procedures, broadening the scope of services available at the hospital. In the new lab, physicians are now offering prostate artery embolization, which shrinks the prostate without surgery. Many other procedures are also now available in the lab, including arterial and venous embolization; dialysis catheter insertion; biliary drainage, intervention and stent placement; peritoneal and pleural PleurX catheter placement; cholecystostomy and gastrostomy tube placement; arteriograms of A/V fistulas w/intervention (i.e. angioplasty/stent); IVC filter placement and removals; kyphoplasty; jejunostomy tube replacement or exchange; nephrostomy tube placement and removals; ureteral stent placement; mediport catheter insertion and removals; TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt); PICC line placement; diagnostic and interventional Angiograms (i.e. angioplasty/stent); venograms; and prostate embolization. Equipped with the latest technology, this new lab is a great addition to the services available at HealthPark Medical Center, said Scott Kashman, chief acute care officer at Lee Health. Lee Health is committed to providing leading-edge, high-quality, safe options for care, like interventional radiology that can be an alternative to surgery, in convenient, easily accessible locations throughout Southwest Florida. From left, Rendy Petrin, system director of radiology and respiratory services; Dr. Thomas Presbrey, Florida Radiology Consultants; and Kristen Hickey, director of radiology photo provided Doctor and DieticianKnee Osteoarthritis And Depressionby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDKnee osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition facing the aging population. The condition affects more than just the body. It can have a powerful impact on mental health as well. When osteoarthritic degeneration begins to limit activities of daily living, depression may soon follow. The combination of both conditions worsens the decline in activity and functioning. Researchers in a new Japanese study examined 573 newly diagnosed people with knee osteoarthritis aged 65 or older. Although none of the participants suffered from depression at the outset of the study, within two years almost 12 percent suffered from depression. The article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, noted that pain at night while in bed, pain that hindered putting socks on and off, and pain inhibiting getting in and out of a car, were the factors most strongly related to the development of depression. Anyone who has ever dealt with pain knows how difficult it can be to have that pain hinder activities, sports, walks on the beach and participation in all that is enjoyable. Its not surprising then how knee osteoarthritis pain may affect ones mental health. Osteoarthritis is the result of knee instability or abnormal and destructive joint motion. The ongoing abnormal joint motion will result in the hallmark cartilage breakdown and bone spur formation. If the instability is treated early, rapid degeneration can be prevented. Destructive joint motion and the degenerative process can be treated through regenerative injection therapy, also known as prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy. These are non-surgical, non-drug therapies that give long-term relief to those with arthritic knees. The treatments can also be used earlier than later to prevent further degeneration and the lost time, lifestyle adjustments and mental distress that come along with painful 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. FSW Respiratory Care Program Earns AwardThe Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) has awarded Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Respiratory Care program the Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success award for the fourth consecutive year. To receive the award, programs were required to have three or more years of outcomes data; hold accreditation without a progress report; document Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing success of 90 percent or above; and meet or exceed established CoARC thresholds for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credentialing success, attrition and positive job placement. We take great pride in the fact that we have earned this honor for the fourth time, said Jean Newberry, program director, FSW Respiratory Care. Our students work very hard throughout the program, and their efforts, along with the dedication of our faculty, clinical associates and clinical facilities have made this all possible. It is an honor to be associated with this program. The program will be recognized in July during the annual CoARC conference in San Antonio, Texas. The Associate of Science in Respiratory Care is one of 17 career options offered in the FSW School of Health Professions. Overeaters AnonymousIf food is a problem for you, Overeaters Anonymous can help. Meetings are held in Room 132 at Sanibel Community Church on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 9 a.m. For more meeting information, visit Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way.


SUN deaRPharmacistHealth Myths That You Think Are Trueby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: The following are health myths. About Eyes: Contrary to popular belief, some people can keep their eyes open when they sneeze! Also, green is the rarest eye color to have. About that Trick Knee: Some of you have a trick knee (or shoulder) that can predict weather. Basically, you can tell when bad weather or a storm is coming with one off your bum joints. As the barometric or atmospheric pressure drops (before a storm), tissues in joints expand a little bit, and your knee or shoulder may feel it and alert you by experiencing pain. About Spinach: Some nutritionists still recommend spinach for people who have iron-deficiency anemia due to the iron content. Even Popeye made it famous for building up muscles. But the fact is that the iron content isnt as high as you were told. It was mistakenly reported as 35 grams instead of 3.5 grams per serving, due to a printing error where the decimal point got moved. The chemist made a mistake in 1870, and its still being perpetuated. About #2: Pushing out waste in the wee hours of the morning doesnt happen because we have sophisticated neurons in our gut that follow our 24-hour circadian rhythm. The bladder however, is only so big, and you might not be able to hold urine for six hours while youre sleeping. About Burping: Also termed eructation, this is just your body expelling gas through your mouth. Most people burp between eight and 20 times a day. Its not objectionable to burp out loud after eating a meal in certain parts of China, India and a small island in the Middle East. About Amnesia: This occasionally happens after mind-blowing sex, and luckily its temporary. People can lose their immediate memories. Its clinically termed transient global amnesia and it can also occur after strenuous activity like vigorously exercising, jumping into hot water or a brain injury. About Hair: The color grey is a neutral tone between black and white, and it really just appears due to the absence of color in the hair shaft. While its not a hard-fast rule, blondes have more hair on their heads than redheads, however each hair shaft is thinner in diameter. Redheads on the other hand, tend to have thicker hair shafts and less hair. Hair grows faster when you sleep. About Your Tongue: Like that unique fingerprint, you also have your own tongue print. The average tongue has thousands of taste buds. About Your Ticker: A human heart will beat about 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. By the way, a football weighs just slightly more than your heart. About Kissing: It lowers cortisol which is a stress hormone known to inflame the body. So kissing is a natural anti-inflammatory. And get this, while I wouldnt call it romantic, its still interesting the longest kiss on record goes to a Thai couple who locked lips for a 58 hours and 35 minutes! Eeew. 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 23B ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have been through a few nice relationships with men, but none of them seemed to connect on an emotional level. Are they capable of this?A: Every woman wants to have an emotional connection when meeting and getting to know a man. One of the challenges in establishing a connection is that men are conditioned NOT to be vulnerable, and it takes vulnerability to connect on an emotional level. Men dont get this. Not that its their fault, they just are hard-wired that way. Here is what men were traditionally raised to be: Problem solvers and fixers, meaning solving any problems Protectors In control of all situations No showing of emotions Manage all affairs In our 21st century, men are learning more how to awaken or feel their emotions rather than repress them like our former generations. We are diminishing the stigma of little boys have to be tough and grow up to be tough men. This has not been an easy task. There is now a greater acceptance of men being vulnerable and showing their vulnerabilities. Women have to be the initiators for the most part to help their men feel as though its ok to express their emotions without being judged or criticized. Be patient with men and realize this may be entirely new to them. Be encouraging with your man and if you see he is disconnecting emotionally, do not take it personally. It has nothing to do with you. It is his issue because he doesnt know any different. However, you need to know that collectively men are going through a process of emotional awakening. This is encouraging because men and women have an increased chance of connection. The art of connection comes from persistence and patience. Believe that you and your partner can connect on an emotional level and maintain it. Express your feelings that this is important for you and your relationships. Ask for cooperation and expression from your partner, and he may just surprise you especially if he is operating with conscious awareness. What do you have to lose? 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@ or visit www. Volunteers Sought For Medicare ProgramSHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is seeking volunteers to assist Medicare beneficiaries and their families. SHINE is an award-winning information and counseling program that is administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and operated locally by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL). SHINE volunteers have the opportunity to perform a variety of functions, including providing counseling on Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, prescription drug plans and long-term care planning. Volunteers may also deliver educational presentations in the community and participate in health fairs and outreach events. In 2017, 60 local SHINE volunteers helped more than 9,400 clients in Southwest Florida. In total, the AAASWFL SHINE volunteers provided more than 5,750 hours of counseling last year. Requirements to become a SHINE volunteer include an interest in assisting seniors and people with disabilities, along with basic computer knowledge and Internet navigation skills. A background in health care or insurance is not required. Specialized training and informational materials are provided to all SHINE volunteers. The ability to speak Spanish or other languages is helpful, but not necessary. Contact Camilita Aldridge at 652-6900 for more information about volunteer opportunities or to apply. Volunteer applications can also be found online at Our email address is


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 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 . ........... Demc lubislands@gmail . com FISH OF SANCAP Neighbors Helping Neighbors . ............. 472-4775 FISH . OF SANCAP 24-hr ser vice . ........................... 472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . ............................... 472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . ......................... 472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . .......... 472-8334 Kiwanis Club . ........................................... 677-7299 League of Women Voters . .................... sanibelLWV@gmail . com Lions Club, Jeff MacDonald . ........................... 302-521-1158 Master Gar deners of the Islands . ........................... 472-6940 MOAA Military Officers Assc . of America, Alex MacKenzie . .... 395-9232 Newcomers . ............................................ 472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . ..................... 768-0417 Optimist Club . ...........................................472-0836PAWS . ................................................. 472-4823 Rotary Club . ................................. 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Bike Club . ........................... sanibelbic ycleclub . org Sanibel Beautification Inc . . ................................ 470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . ............................ 472-6940 Sanibel-Captiv a Power Squadron . ...... www .. usps . org/localusps/sancap Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus . ........................ 395-1202 Sanibel-Captiv a Shell Club . .... facebook . com/sancapshellclub 267-7291 Sanibel Youth Soccer .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www .. sanibelsoccer .. org . .. 395-2040 United Way of Lee County . ................................ 433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline 24 hour . ..................... 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . ............................................. 728-1971 ISLAND ATTRACTIONS Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum . .................... 395-2233 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . .................. 472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . ....................... 472-4648 SCCF Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation . ............... 472-2329CALLING CARD 239-395-1213 NEWSPAPER Sanibel & Captiva Islands To be listed in calling card email your information to: PETS OF THE WEEKphotos provided Haven on Earth Animal LeagueTriscuit And BlueberryHello, my name is Triscuit. I am a beautiful 1-year-old Calico kitty, and I recently had a litter of kittens. I am currently living with a foster family. I will be spayed and brought up to date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $100. Hi, Im Blueberry. I am a beautiful 1-year-old Russian Blue kitty with bright green eyes. I am a very shy little girl and really need to be in a quiet home with someone that will give me time to adjust. I am currently staying with a foster mom. I am spayed and up-to-date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $35. We are being cared for by Haven on Earth Animal League. For more information, call Diane at 860-833-4472 or email Triscuit Blueberry Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesBailey And JacksonHello, my name is Bailey. I am a 1-year-old female pit bull mix who is the perfect size gal for an apartment or condo if you like a big dog personality in a medium dog body. I love to go for walks or on a run and play fetch. I am perfect for an active family.My adoption fee is $75. Hi, Im Jackson. I am a 2-year-old male hound mix who is a tall, handsome, quiet, simple country boy that looks great in a hat. Alan Jackson would love me. I was found as a stray no tags, no collar only a mysterious purple stain on my chest. My history is a mystery but one thing is for sure Im the nicest dog you will ever meet. My adoption fee is $75. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Bailey ID# A737787 Jackson ID# A736792


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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORYanswer 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 MAY 11, 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 & / enviromow@outlook.comLicensed & 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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CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED PLACE CLASSIFIED ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201830B HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #0510471/4 TFN SERVICES OFFEREDPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTADDICTION SCREENINGS Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 877-841-55093/2 TFN COMMERCIAL RENTALWONDERFUL RENTAL IN POPULAR LOCATION ON SANIBEL2 Rooms, Bathroom, Approx. 1,000 sq. feet. Call Judy at 239-851-4073.8/5 TFN REAL ESTATEGARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTINGRICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER239-472-5147garciaonsanibel.comOffering Personal, Private, and Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. 30 Year Resident of Sanibel. Licensed in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.4/29 TFN SERVICES OFFEREDComplete Landscaping Services & Weekly Lawn Service New Client Special 10% OFF your Mulch Installation, Landscaping Project, or Tree Trimming Project. 239-896-6789 4/13 TFN JC WINDOW CLEANINGResidential-Commercial-New Construction $120 Window Cleaning. Inside And Out. Single Home Or 10% Off. First Time New. Customers/Free Estimates. JC 407-902-7845-jccpcleaning@aol.com11/17 TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.com1/25 TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICDock Lighting, affordable LED conversion. FPE panel replacement, Landscape Lighting. Generator Sizing, etc, etc, etc. Call or text Roger 239-707-7203 State License #130027884/20 TFN HELP WANTEDJERRYS FOODS SERVERS & BARISTASPart Time Evening And Weekend Front End Associates Needed. Looking for energetic, personable, and fun individuals, with open availability Monday through Sunday. If interested call and ask for John, Norm Sarah 472-9300. 1700 Periwinkle Way5/6 TFN BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-58001/4 TFN VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-72771/4 TFN 2427 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Local: (239) 472-6385 Toll Free: (800) 472-5385 Fax: (239) 472-5858 www. cottages-to-castles.com1/26 TFN RENTALS WANTEDRENTAL WANTEDLongtime Sanibel residents (mature couple) seek small cat friendly house or condo on Sanibel or Captiva for 3 to 6 month rental Nov. through April, 2018-19. 239-395-34224/27 5/18 ANNUAL RENTALSANIBEL ANNUA L RENTAL $1,700 / MO. (SIX MONTH NEGOTIABLE)A fully furnished 2-bedroom waterfront condo. Beautiful canal views and gorgeous morning sunlight from the balcony of this TOP FLOOR unit at Tennisplace! Convenient East End location for easy on-off Island. Under building parking, bike racks, and an additional private beach storage locker at the parking level. Short walk or bike ride to the beaches. Tennisplace offers a newly remodeled HEATED IN GROUND POOL, (2) Tennis Courts (marked for pickle ball,) a TREX BOARDWALK along the canal with multiple boarding ladders, a board, WATER SIDE BBQ GRILLS AND DINING AREA, deeded beach access. A perfect Sanibel Island waterfront condo! Call 607-745-5534.5/4 5/11 ANNUAL RENTALANNUAL RENTAL AVAILABLESanibel 3/2 duplex avail June 1 or earlier. Great location, ground level access $2,300 + 239-322-8642 Jim3s2g@gmail.com4/27 5/11 SANIBEL ANNUAL RENTALAvailable June 1 Annual Rental Canal home 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home in Shell Harbor with close access to the Gulf on the East end of Sanibel. Perfect location $4,000 per month. Call or text Rose at 239-851-51885/4 5/18 CALOOSA SHORES3BR/2B Annual Rental $2,700 month. Furnished, two car garage. Begin July 2018. 239-770-5568. Call in evening.5/11 5/11 ANNUAL RENTAL 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. Call Today 05/11 TFNGREAT DEAL NOW RENT TILL NOV. 15 RIGHT ACROSS FROM BEACH Furnished two BR/two baths. Poo/Tennis. Discounted $1,000/mo STUNNING!! Offering this 2 story, Gorgeous custom 3 BR/3.5 BA Home, large gourment kitchen, elevator, Huge mbr suite and bedrooms, 2 car garage, steps to beach. Fully furnished. All high end. $6,000/mo. WATERFRONT This 4/2 UF piling Home with dock. $3,100/mo. To advertise in the Island Sun and The River Weekly News Call 395-1213 BUILD NEW ON SANIBEL $500,000 INCLUDING HOUSE & LOT!Call Ann Gee, Realtor 239-850-0979 John Gee & Company, Realtors5/11 6/1 GREAT ISLAND CAR 2006 BMW 325XI WAGONA/C, am/fm radio, cassette player, sunroof, 6 speed manual, body in decent shape, very good tires,170k, $1,500. 239-410-89795/11 5/25 AUTO FOR SALE


Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate 31B ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 2018 My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 14, 2018Aries (March 21 to April 19) Taking advice isnt always easy for self-assured Rams and Ewes who think they know whats best. But it wouldnt hurt to listen to what close colleagues have to say. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) You know how to balance lifes practical aspects with the poetic. This gives you a special edge this week in both your professional endeavors and your personal life. Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Focus on keeping a balance between your home-related activities and your workplace responsibilities. Be mindful of both without obsessing over one or the other. Cancer (June 21 to July 22) A change in plans is likely as you discover more facts about a possible commitment. Continue to ask questions and, if youre not sure about the answers, demand proof. Leo (July 23 to August 22) Be careful not to let that Leonine pride keep you from seeking wise, experienced counsel before making an important decision. A family member once again seeks your help. Virgo (August 23 to September 22) That surge of Virgo energy drives you to take on more work assignments. Be careful you dont overdo it, or you might find yourself overdone: i.e., burned out. Libra (September 23 to October 22) Your decision to be upfront with colleagues on a touchy matter causes some consternation at first. But in the end, your honesty wins their trust and admiration. Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) As in the past, someone again wants to share a secret with you, knowing it will be safe. But do you really want to be this persons confidante? Think about it. Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) As one of natures straight shooters, you seek to correct misconceptions about a project. Do so, of course, but without giving away too much too soon. Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) Creative pursuits continue to be strong in the gifted Goats aspect. New friendships can come from sharing these experiences with like-minded art aficionados. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) Resolve lingering grumblings over your way of doing things by keeping your mind open to suggestions while continuing to show how your plans will work. Pisces (February 19 to March 20) The perceptive Piscean might find that changing course in midstream isnt as workable as it would seem. Explore this option carefully before making a decision. Born This Week: Your willingness to share your love of lifes good things brings joy to many, including, of course, yourself. It was influential American sciencefiction author Philip K. Dick who made the following sage observation: Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane. The skin of the African elephant, the largest living land animal in the world, weighs 2,000 pounds by itself, and there are more than 60,000 muscles in its trunk alone. Youve almost certainly heard of narcolepsy, a medical condition that causes sufferers to sleep excessively, sometimes up to 18 hours a day. Youre probably not familiar with philagrypnia, though. People with this condition I wont call them sufferers require only three or four hours of sleep a day. What would you do with all that extra time? If youre like most people, the length of your footprint is approximately 15 percent of your height. While at a Turkish bath in San Francisco, Samuel Clemens better known to us as Mark Twain got involved in a chat with a local fireman. This may not seem at all interesting until you learn the name of that long-ago firefighter: Tom Sawyer. The author liked the name so much that today, American schoolkids all know it. There is a law on the books in Maine that prohibits having your shoes untied in public. I assume that this one is not much enforced. Ever had to make a large claim to your insurance company? If you thought it was a pain to fill out all the paperwork and explain what happened, consider the plight of the poor soul who had to handle the claim in 2006 when a guard dog mauled a teddy bear that once belonged to Elvis Presley the stuffed animal was valued at $80,000. What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to. Hansell B. Duckett SCRAMBLERS THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE Hortoons Subdivision City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Seaspray Subdivision Sanibel 1991 4,831 $5,795,000 $5,400,000 45 Metes and Bounds Sanibel 2012 4,444 $5,485,000 $5,257,800 0 Metes and Bounds Sanibel 2000 4,168 $4,895,000 $4,500,000 35 Becklers Riverside AddFort Myers 2015 5,079 $2,850,000 $2,850,000 12 Rookery LakeBonita Springs 2001 4,481 $2,249,000 $2,225,000 58 Butterknife Sanibel 2002 4,123 $1,875,000 $1,775,000 317 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2006 5,770 $1,695,000 $1,550,000 398 Verona LagoMiromar Lakes 2004 3,707 $1,649,000 $1,550,000 119 Sanibel Isles Sanibel 1988 3,996 $1,549,000 $1,400,000 56 Sanctuary at Wulfert Sanibel 2004 3,108 $1,495,000 $1,400,000 67


ISLAND SUN MAY 11, 201832B 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 Elise Carnes Susan Andrews The SanibelSusan Team Over $300 million sold Lisa Murty David Anderson Canal-side 3 bedrm 3 bath with central great room, dock & 2 lifts, 569 Ligh thouse Way, $1,395,000 Riverside community with beach across street, #A7, 1 bedrm on 2nd floor, $274,000 furnished Convenient east-end Captains Walk cozy groundlevel 1 bedrm, #B2, $239,000 furnished Residential lot at 9441 Peaceful Dr, $249,000 Modern ground-level 3 bedrm with dock, on private near-beach cul-de-sac, 734 Anchor Dr $949,000