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MARCH SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:22 7:44 7:20 7:45 7:19 7:45 7:18 7:46 7:17 7:46 7:16 7:47 7:15 7:47 VOL. 19, NO. 40 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 30, 2012 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONDarlings Descendants Visit Fish House For The First Timeby Jeff LysiakFrom the time she was a little girl, Jennifer Graham remembers visiting Captiva with her family. She recalls fishing and boating on crystal blue waters, soaking in the warm sunshine and every once in a while taking a ride past one of the most historic structures on the island, which at one time was owned by her family. I remember asking my father on several occasions, Can we go inside and see it? Graham said. And I was always told that we couldnt, because our family didnt own it any more. But I could never understand why. Graham, the great granddaughter of continued on page 6 Three generations of Ding Darlings family, including two great-great grandchildren, visited the historic fish house for the first time last week. The structure was originally built for Darling 70 years ago. Kip Koss, Ding Darlings grandson, shared fond memories of visiting Captiva back in the late 1940s Educational Walk Friday MorningTake a Walk on the Wild Side this Friday, March 30 at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. The educational 4.1-mile walk through the refuge will introduce the public to the native wildlife of Southwest Florida. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. with stops at various observation points to learn about native wildlife and its importance to the environment. After the walk, the event continues at CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center with refreshments, raffle drawings and a special presentation with hospital director Dr. Heather Barron. The walk is designed to engage and inform the public about CROWs mission to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. Membership opportunities are available with registration for all new members. Entry fee is $25 per person, free for children 12 and under. Reservations can be made by calling 472-3644 ext. 231. All proceeds benefit CROW and its wildlife patients. Octifest On The CausewaySanibel Sea School will hold Octifest this Saturday, March 31 in a big top tent on Causeway Island A. Its one of the last events of the season and it promises to be a relaxing time with island music, gourmet food and lots of opportunities to raise funds to support scholarships at Sanibel Sea School. This year, the event will feature DJ Gentry Thomas, a home grown movie, a surprise that will surely catch guests up in its currents and a friendly wrap up of this great year. Principal corporate sponsors for the Octifest on the Beach are PURRE and Lily and Co. Some highlights of the live auction will be: A two-hour floating cocktail party aboard the Sanibel Thriller Doc Ford and Doc Bruce a boat trip with Doc Bruce to lunch with Randy Wayne White at Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille on the wharf at Fort Myers Beach The Sanibel Sea School Powerwashing Team: the scientist blasters will clean your house or dockcontinued on page 23 Elizabeth Meardon shows off the coconut she helped paint, which will be part of the grand prize adventure with hundreds of floating coconutsMeet The Pazinskis At The Herb Strauss Theaterby Di SaggauAn opening night, sold out crowd gave a standing ovation to the cast of Over The Tavern at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. Talk about a charming family comedy. This is just what the doctor ordered. Set in Buffalo, New York in 1959, the play introduces us to the Pazinskis who live in an apartment above Chets Bar & Grill. Chet (Thomas Mothershed) is Dad, a physically and psychologically wounded man who leaves work in a bad mood, yelling at his kids and long suffering wife. He has good intentions but cant ever seem to remember to bring the dinner home. Mom (Jenny Smith) is the glue that continued on page 41 From left: Thomas Mothershed, Jenny Smith, Jake Mann, Angelina Torre, Justen Montgomery, Nancy Antonio and Tommy Short photo by Nick Adams Photography
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20122 Cycling Safety Notes WHEN STOPPED, CLEAR THE PATH AND ALLOW OTHERS TO BIKE THROUGH Its always frustrating for any path user, cyclist or other, to come across another user who has stopped and is blocking the path with their bicycle. Its also unsafe since its adding yet one more obstacle, another demand upon concentration. So lets be courteous and clear the path when were making that phone call or checking the map. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.com Ikki Matsumoto Paintings & PrintsBird?, What Bird! Captiva Community Panel MeetingThe Captiva Community Panel meeting agenda, scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at South Seas Island Resort is as follows: 9 a.m. Introductions and roll call; approval of March 13 minutes 9:05 a.m. CEPD update with Kathy Rooker, CEPD administrator 9:10 a.m. Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee with Doris Holzheimer 9:15 a.m. Committee reports (as necessary): Land Development Code Max Forgey and Rene Miville Communications Susan Stuart Finance and budget Ken Gooderham Water quality Fundraising Rick Hayduk 9:30 a.m. Review of LDC OSTDS and sign language with Gooderham 9:50 a.m. Panel income and expenses discussion with Gooderham 10:10 a.m. Other business and public comment Confirm dates for next meetings (May 9, June 12 and July 10). Adjourn The Captiva Community Panel provides a public forum whereby Captiva property owners can present projects requiring variances and get feedback from and answer questions of the panel members and other Captiva neighbors attending the public meeting. The panel has no decision-making authority on variance requests but does advise Lee County as to the point of view of the panel and the point of view expressed by other interested Captivans attending the public meeting at which the variance request was presented. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 9 in the Cone Room at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS18th Annual Spring Festival $10.00 Unlimited Games and Crafts Saturday April 7th, 2012 10 a.m 1 p.m. Sanibel City Park(Next to the Sanibel Community Association)So Much Fun!!!Pony Rides, Bounce House, Giant Slide, Ra e, Silent Auction, Games, Crafts, Live Music and More fts Bring your Easter Basket for our FREE Egg Hunt Sponsored by Bank of the Islands Local Captain Attends Captiva Film PremiereOn March 20, author Capt. Bob Sabatino waved hello while sampling refreshments following the premier of Rusty Farsts latest oral history film Captiva Memories: Earth, Water and Wind. The free event required two simultaneous projections of the film, one inside the Chapel by the Sea and the other inside the Captiva Civic Association. Capt. Sabatino, Kristie Anders, John Dickey and Dottie Wakefield all share stories in the film, which includes stunning photographic stills and video clips never seen before by the public. DVDs of the film may be purchased for $100 which includes a one-year membership to the Captiva Island Historical Society. Capt. Bob Sabatino photo by Beth Warner Duplicate Bridge On Tuesday, March 20, there were 10 tables in play at The Community House. The winners were: North/South 1. Clara and Terry Terrana 2. Lois and Doug Townsend 3. Alaine and Herman Jass 4. Helen and Jim McCartney East/West 1. Sylvia Levine and Bob Ogden 2. Marlyn and James Stewart 3. Sally and Jim Bowe 4. Rosemary and Frank Bloom The game runs for six months, November through April, at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. For further information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258.
3 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Featuring Jim Sprankle, one of the best-known wildfowl wood sculptors in the world Zonta Hosts Annual Peek At The UniqueThe Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva completed its 11th annual Peek At The Unique home tour and fundraiser, guiding nearly 600 Peekers through four spectacular homes on Sanibel and Captiva on Saturday, March 24. The club is a service organization of professional women working together to provide handson assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. For additional information, visit www.zontasancap.com. Robert Cacioppo, Zontian Sally Lund, Carrie Lund Cacioppo and Janie Howland at The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva 11th annual Peek At The Unique home tour and fundraiser Zontian Carolyn Gray cuts a cake at The Community House Zontians Linda Robison, Ginger Parker, Ellen Sloan, Kristin Ritts, Annie Nachtsheim, Carolyn Gray, Jan Alden and Sheila Hoen prepare to serve treats at The Zonta Club of Sanibel/ Captiva 11th annual Peek At The Unique home tour and fundraiser Zontian Wendy Humphreys (pictured on balcony with microphone) welcomes Peekers to La Maison Bleu, one of four homes featured during Saturdays Peek At The Unique tour
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20124 Held Over Through April Jordan, Gavin Talk About Growing Up Black On Sanibel In The sCousins Jim Jordan, director of planning for the City of Sanibel, and Oscar Gavin, owner of Gavin Plumbing on Sanibel, spoke about their early days on Sanibel to a full house at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Villages third Twilight Talk last week. The talks take place at the Old Schoolhouse in the village. The Jordan and Gavin families go back to the early 1900s on the island. Jordan and Gavin themselves have been on Sanibel since the 1950s. They talked about the hardships faced by their grandparents and parents hardships that eased over the years and now are nonexistent for their children. Gavin hailed from a family of 18. It seemed like every year someone was graduating and someone else was being born, he said. They recalled that their schoolbooks were sometimes as much as a decade out of date, as they were passed down from the white childrens school when new books were purchased for them. The ferry presented another obstacle to school attendance: the first ferry in the morning was for white children only, and the black children had to take the second ferry. We were always an hour late for school, Gavin remembered. Sometimes, Gavin said, the children simply couldnt go to school because they had to take care of the children and home while their mothers went to work to support the family. Another lasting memory for the two men was Episcopal Minister Thomas Madden at St. Michael and All Angels Church. Madden preached two sermons every Sunday one for his white congregation, and another for the black congregation. But when a new church was being built, Madden made it clear he would preach just one sermon for an integrated congregation. Some white families did stop coming, Jordan recalled. When asked how, with all the obstacles black families faced in those days, he had risen to his position in Sanibel city government, Jordan paraphrased a quote hed heard somewhere: Family is strength, and that strength comes from the past and extends into the future. The museum has asked the two to return in April for another talk. The date has not yet been finalized. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS just past Sanibel City Hall. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, closed holidays. Adult admission is $5; free for people under age 18 are. Learn more on the website, www.sanibelmuseum.org. Two men from the few old island black families gave their perspective on growing up here in the 1950s, Jim Jordan, ;eft, and Oscar Gavin, right Oscar Gavin talks to some audience members after the Twilight Talk at the Sanibel Historical Village Sanibel Planning Director Jim Jordan answers one of many questions from an audience member after the program
5 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum The Ba i l e 3RD ANNUAL OYSTER EATING CONTEST Event sponsored by The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market, and Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery. Saturday, April 21, 2012 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Join us for the annual phenomenal oyster-eating fun! Cheer your favorite oyster lover as they slurp away! Bring the kids for fancy face-painting & craft table! Proceeds benefit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum exhibits & education programs. COME JOIN THE MOLLUSK MADNESS! For details about how to participate as a competitor, to learn who is eating oysters, or to sponsor the event visit www.shellmuseum.org or contact John Suau at (239) 395-2233 or email: email@example.com. Enjoy all the great food & beverages and win raffles! Sanibel Community Associations Annual Meeting Coming April 25The Sanibel Community Associations (SCA) annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. Learn the status of the Community Association and The Community House. Appetizers and beverages will follow the report. Call 472-2155 to reserve a place. Reservations are necessary, so call or stop by The Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way to let organizers know you are coming. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, visit their website at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or stop in. Past and current SCA board members, from left, are Amy Weinreit, Marge Meek, Linda Estep, Ann Arnoff, Bill Sadd, Bill Schecker, Sally Kirkland, Robert Monk, Lenora Hoffman and Jack Samler Kiwanis Diners Delight Coupon Booklets On SaleThe Kiwanis Diners Delight Coupon Booklet, published this year by the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club, will be for sale starting April 3. The coupons are valid from April 23 through December 18. This year, each booklet features 25 restaurants and sells for $30 at the following locations: Periwinkle Park, Big Red Q Quickprint, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Bank of the Islands, or any one of the 100 Kiwanians on the islands. Quanities are limited. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20126 From page 1Darlings Descendantsconservation pioneer Jay Norwood Ding Darling, fulfilled a lifelong dream earlier this month when she and several members of her family was allowed to visit the iconic fish house for the first time. And the experience did not disappoint. Where else can you fish from your front yard? said Graham, a resident of Texas who immediately climbed to the top of the nearly 70-year-old fish house. This house, and everything that Darling did, leaves such a legacy here. And it isnt just ours it belongs to Captiva, too. The remarkable structure, accessed by a long dock, contains a small kitchen, living room, sitting room, bedroom, bathroom and loft area. It is constructed with multiple windows, which provide a majestic 360-degree view of Captivas bayside waterfront and wilderness. The visit, which coincided with the continued filming of the forthcoming documentary Americas Darling, was arranged for by the executive producer of the project, Sam Koltinsky, with assistance from the estate of Robert Rauschenberg. The fish house is part of the Rauschenberg property. Kip Koss, Darlings grandson, smiled as he watched his children and grandkids explore the fish house, inside and out. Looking out across the water, he recalled that the fishing was best off the northeast corner of the structure. He remembered visiting his grandfathers winter home for the first time back in the late 1940s. We would usually stay at Tween Waters, but after seeing this place, I really was torn between wanting to stay here or there, said Koss. Back then, I was at the perfect age to enjoy it. Darling, who officially moved into the fish house on May 1, 1942, used to snowbird on the island to escape the harsh Iowa winters. According to Koss, his grandfather liked Captiva for the weather, the wildlife and, of course, the fishing. He used to keep a boat and an aquarium underneath the house here, said Koss. And I caught the biggest redfish in my life right over there. It was a good size, too and it gets bigger and bigger every time I talk about it! Darlings other great granddaughter, Christy Steinbeigle, took time to peruse the fish house with her husband Hal and sons Chris and Seth Steffen. And for the younger generation, it seems, Darlings legacy continues to live on through them. I think the first thing people here should do is continue to protect wildlife. Ding Darling taught all of us that, said Chris, 17. Kids in my age group also need to become aware of how we can protect what we have, or it will be gone forever. Dont cut down trees or shoot wildlife, added Seth, 10. Everyone should recycle, because that helps nature, too. Koltinsky, who reported that Americas Darling is still on schedule to be released in time for this years Ding Darling Days celebration (October 14 to 20) at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, said that the more people he talks to about the legendary editorial cartoonist and founder of the National Wildlife Federation, the more he is growing to admire him. Many people think of Darling in terms of his cartoons and conservation, said Koltinsky. I have learned that when you open one door, that 10 others fly open with regard to this vision and his leadership skills. The drive by which this man operated is one which should inspire our country today. On March 13 and 14, Koltinsky and his production crew interviewed several more people for the 60-minute documentary, including Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University; Dr. Mark Madison, historian for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Cynde Fanter, board member for the Friends of Des Moines Parks; John McCabe, president of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society; Kristie Anders, education director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation; Paul Tritaik, refuge manager for the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge; Executive Producer Sam Koltinsky Cynde Fanter, board member of the Friends of Des Moines Parks An original Ding Darling cartoon, dated May 1, 1942, commemorated his moving into the fish house photo from Captiva Memorial Library Collection A group interview conducted at Ding Darlings fish house included Dr. Mark Madison, Douglas Brinkley, Kip Koss, John McCabe, Paul Tritiak, Kristie Anders, Calina and Cameron Carstens, and Tim Kenny from WGCU Public Media photo courtesy of Marvo Entertainment Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Something for Everyone Breakfast & Lunch 7am 4pm Dinner 4:30pm 8pm Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.472-5323 Call for take out or stay outdoor seating 472-4300 Sanibel 1975 Periwinkle Way 239-472-6111 Check Out Our Great Menu
7 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates League Of Women Voters Annual MeetingThe League of Women Voters of Sanibel will conduct its third annual meeting on Thursday, April 10 starting at 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. There will be a short business session, a discussion of programs for next season, along with an overview of this years legislature session. An election of new board members and officers for next season will occur. The guest speaker for the evening will be Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra, who will give a local government report. Refreshments will be served. Zimomra has served as City Manager of Sanibel since 2001. During her tenure, she has developed a motivated management team dedicated in providing high quality service at the lowest prudent tax rate. She received the 30-year Service to Local Government Award from the International City Managers Association (ICMA). She has served as an adjunct college professor at Cleveland State University, where she taught graduate students in Public Administration and as an adjunct professor at Edison State College School of Law and Public Safety. Zimomra has been named a Power continued on page 15and Calina Carstens, second place winner of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society Conservation Cartoon Contest. Our wealth is based upon our natural resources, and if we dont take better care of those resources, we will also lose our wealth, said Anders during her interview for the film. Ding Darling was the conservation spearhead for these islands. According to Koltinsky, future interview subjects include Dale Hall from Ducks Unlimited and Jerome Ringo, former chairman of the board of the National Wildlife Federation. However, during his own journey of discovery into Darlings past, he explained that the icon had a creative, whimsical side to him as well. When visiting the fish house, I was amazed to discover the sea horses which are a part of the fireplace design. I discovered the original sketch and wood carving of his sea horse along the path of our production, which is original to the fireplace, added Koltinsky. Retracing Darlings path as a designer has been a path of bliss for me personally. Darling was a true modern day Renaissance man. SCCFs Kristie Anders gave a candid and insightful interview Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20128 American Legion Post 123 NewsEvery Friday, American Legion Post 123 serves up a fish fry with cole slaw, beans and hushpuppies from 4 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10. Sunday, April 1 is spaghetti and meatballs all day. On Tuesday, April 3, the ladies auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. The Legion will be open on Easter Sunday offering a ham dinner from 1 to 8 p.m. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players are welcome. Every Friday, a six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich is served all day. Stop in and try one of the half-pound burgers, check out the daily specials and the full menu. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. American Legion Post 123 is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker three on SanibelCaptiva Road. For more information call 472-9979. Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.comLargest Selection in Southwest Florida Read us online at IslandSunNews.com What Do Aprons Have To Do With American History?Aprons have been around for centuries: from leather and canvas ones worn by craftsmen to the stereotypical 1950s housewifes everpresent garment. Are aprons approaching extinction today? No, theyre not. The principal use of grandmas apron, of course, was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few, and it was easier to wash aprons than dresses. It sometimes served as a potholder, carried eggs and vegetables, and wiped a perspiring brow. How about aprons just for fun? The gift shop in the Old Baileys Store at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is featuring aprons for grandmothers, mothers, daughters as well as their American Girl dolls. Prices range from about $10 to $26.50. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The village, which operates as a non-profit organization, is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $5 for adults over 18; members are admitted free. For more information, call 472-4648. Lizzy Newton and her American Girl doll model the aprons available at the gift shop Clothes That Feel As Good As They Look e Village Shops2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 239.472.3003 EXTRA! EXTRA!Take Home A Sanibel Memory Sanibel newsprint t-shirts in 4 colors
9 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Islanders Pitch In To Help Clean Up Shared Use PathsSanibels shared use paths received special attention last Wednesday, as almost 50 volunteers showed up for Path Cleanup Day, sponsored by the Sanibel Bicycle Club. When they were finished, the path was litter-free. The annual event is an opportunity for those who use and enjoy Sanibels extensive path system to spend a few hours helping to keep the paths looking good. Decked out in orange safety vests, the volunteers organized into four teams that covered every mile of the system by bike or on foot, removing any material nature did not intend to be there. Heading the cleanup teams were Walter and Methyl Gale, Merle and Eileen Kjonaas, Norm and Helen Flemington, and Neal and Sherry Halleran. Baileys General Store and Jerrys Market donated bags for separating the collected material into piles bound for trash or recycling, and bags were picked up and disposed of by volunteers from Billys Bikes. Each year, Path Cleanup Day produces some strange items found along pathways, and this year was no different. In addition to the usual wrappers, bottles and cans, volunteers found a pair of scissors, numerous old tennis balls, a can of soup and half a container of beef stew. Event coordinator Bill Madsen of the Sanibel Bicycle Club reported that the workload was lighter this year than in the past. For the past several years the amount of litter found along the path on Path Cleanup Day has been declining, said Madsen. Its a testimony to the good job our city staff does all year long to keep the island clean. Volunteers dispose of trash collected during Path Cleanup Day. Pictured are, from left, Katie and Carmen Senese of Sanibel, along with island visitors Deb and Tad Greene of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, Sanibel Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Shell Craft Craft Supplies Gifts Scrapbook Papers Quilting Fabric Beads NotionsMake It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.00DEMONSTRATION DAY EVERY TUESDAYHours: Mon. Fri. 9am 5pm, Sat. 10am -5pm www.threecraftyladies.comUnder New Ownership! Find us on precious and few...Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) (239) 472-8442Open Daily 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Including SundaysTHE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEARTAntique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES ~ STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECOALBERT MEADOW ANTIQUES CLOSING FOR SEASON SOON Our email address is email@example.com
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201210 Residents Out In Force To Protect Island Beachesby Anne MitchellCity officials asked for public input on protecting Sanibels beaches and they got plenty of it on Tuesday when the Planning Commission discussed coastal zone protection as part of the state-mandated evaluation of the Sanibel Plan. The Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) is required of municipalities every seven years to update their planning codes. MacKenzie Hall was almost at capacity with a crowd of islanders, most urging the city to keep a lid on human usage of the beaches to protect the wildlife. Although the commissioners were listening and not voting the final decision on all revisions to the plan will be made by the City Council months from now they heard it loud and clear: island residents love their beaches and all that lives in and on them and they dont want human intervention to harm any of it. And so did three council members, Mayor Kevin Ruane, Vice Mayor Mick Denham and Councilman Doug Congress, who were in the audience. Some residents talked about seeing buses stop at beach accesses or the Chamber of Commerce parking lot and drop of 40 or 50 passengers with coolers and beach blankets. At issue was a phrase in the revised plan that would drop a previous requirement by the state to have a study done that would determine carrying capacity. However, most commissioners and the public felt that phrase was too vague and what is needed is a baseline study of beach use by people and correlate that with studies already being done by the citys natural resources department and organizations such as SCCF, to identify trends. James Evans, city biologist, said its not as simple as it may seem because factors beyond Sanibel can have an effect on wildlife here, including the migratory species that come here each year. He said wildlife monitoring is ongoing and that putting a requirement for a study in the EAR was not necessary. A study, he explained, would have to be far ranging, including night use of beaches, chairs, dogs, sand sculptures and other elements. Just how to evaluate public use would be hard to determine. Would it mean counting people at the beach accesses? That would not cover those saying in beachfront accommodations. Counting parked cars would not include those arriving on foot or by bicycle. Many conceded the point, but some wanted the study included as a may in the EAR report to keep the idea alive that beaches are vital to Sanibels economy and ecology. Planning Director Jim Jordan said the state is no longer pressing for a study. The language was in the 2005 EAR but was never conducted due to budgetary reasons. Now, it is not required. Erick Lindblad, executive director of Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), said, It is very important we dont lose ground What we have as a result of Sanibel being so progressive is greater than what any other community has. However, he said, We need to look at the commercial activities, the buses and other impacts. We need to say we dont want any further activities to degrade where we are today. That might mean not granting variances that would degrade the potential of (beach) use by snowy plovers, Lindblad added. Bert Jenks, owner of Waterside Inn on Sanibel, said while hes not happy with buses dropping of crowds of people on the island because they clog up traffic and dont help local businesses much, hes leery of studying something as vague as carrying capacity. You are talking about private property rights and driving on public highways, said Jenks. You better figure out how to control it before you spend $50,000 to be told there are more people than a while ago. Jenks also remarked that the huge turnout of public was in support of COTI and was related to the resort redevelopment ordinance recently enacted by council. This is one thing that would undermine the redevelopment ordinance, he said. Hazel Schuller, a longtime proponent for beach protection, said the ordinance would allow development seaward of the coastal construction setback line, something she called horrendous. Schuller said beach management is needed, something entirely lacking on Sanibel. Chairman Mike Valiquette said carrying capacity doesnt mean how many chairs you can fit between the wrack line and the properties. Its about protecting wildlife from human impact. Shore Haven To Move To Final Resting Placeby Anne MitchellThe Sanibel Planning Commission on Tuesday paved the way for a Shore Haven, a 1924 Sears & Roebuck kit home, to become part of the Historical Village on Dunlop Road. Those chosen site is near the lake and does not encroach on gopher tortoise habitat. The home, owned by Terrence and Brenda Cassaday, will be moved from 1111 Bird Lane at the expense of the non-profit Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. The certificate of appropriateness approved Tuesday allows for the relocation or demolition of the old bayfront home, which the owners want to replace with a custom home. Museum officials have six months to complete the relocation. Otherwise, the Cassadays can demolish the house to move forward with construction. It seems like a slam dunk to me, remarked chairman Mike Valiquette before the commission voted unanimously for approval. Concern Voiced Over Cyclist Safety On Islandby Anne MitchellWith Sanibel at the height of its peak tourist season, near misses and minor mishaps involving cyclists and motorists are witnessed almost daily. No fatalities have been reported due to such encounters, but Planning Commission chairman Mike Valiquette wants City Council to act before someone is killed. With Mayor Kevin Ruane in the audience for Tuesdays commission meeting, Valiquette, himself a daily biker, bent his ear for council action. Island bike paths called shared use paths are busier than ever this season and though statistics arent available, traffic also appears to be heavier.continued on page 40 Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201212 April 5-8MAUNDY THURSDAY 5:00 pmWashing of the Feet, Holy Eucharist & Agap MealGOOD FRIDAY 12:00 Noon with CommunionTHE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER Saturday 5:00 pmPachal Fire, Procession, Eucharist & Light Supper EASTER SUNDAY EUCHARIST 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 am 2304 Periwinkle Way www.saintmichaels-sanibel.orgCall the Rector with any questions: e Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, 239-472-2173ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCHInvites you to join us during HOLY WEEK Saint Isabel Catholic ChurchEASTER SCHEDULEPALM SUNDAY, APRIL 1Saturday, 5:00 PM Sunday, 8:30 AM & 10:30 AMHOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 5Mass of the Lords Supper 5:00 PMGOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 6Celebration of the Lords Passion Veneration of the Cross 3:00 PMHOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 7 e Great Vigil of Easter 8:00 PMEASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 87:00 AM, 9:00 AM, & 11:00 AM Saint Isabel Catholic Church 3559 Sanibel Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 472-2763 www.saintisabel.org Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-395-0726 or email@example.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 22, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646 Captivas Chapel-By-The-Sea will have a series of Lenten studies. The 2 remaining sessions are as follows:March 21, 3 The Cross as Gods SubstitutionMarch 28, 3 The Cross as Gods Role ModelSpecial Services: April 1, Palm Sunday at 11:00 AMApril 5, Maundy Thursday Communion at 6p.m.April 6, Good Friday Passion Story at 12April 8, Easter, The Resurrection at 11:00 a.m.FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:7:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday worship services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Services, with Sunday School and LinC at 9 a.m., and Nursery Care at 9 and 11. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Friday at 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. at 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days please call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys, 472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-6thgr.) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. 1st Wednesdays of the month Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. Morning Prayer: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. TERENCE MICHAEL WALTONIn loving memory of Terence Michael Walton (May 28, 1938 to March 19, 2012). He was a beloved husband, friend and educator. He laid the foundation as an administrator in the Lee County Library System as he began his life here in 1984. He was known as the Barefoot Librarian on Captiva, where he made his home at Tween Waters Inn Marina after sailing in from Virginia. He touched the lives of many as an avid conservationist, art lover and professor. Terry maintained his love for Captiva until his passing. He was a member of the Captiva Civic Association and kept his mailbox as he did when he first arrived to our islands. He leaves behind his wife, Ruth Evans Walton, one stepson and three stepdaughters, two sisters and one brother. His spirit will remain in the hearts of many people throughout the world. A funeral will be held at Captivas Chapel by the Sea on Saturday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m. Following the funeral service, friends are invited to gather for a celebration of life at Tween Waters Inn from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the Captiva Island Historical Society, P.O. Box 163, Captiva, FL 33924. OBITUARY Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
13 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Pantry Sunday Held Palm Sunday At Captivas Chapel By The Seasubmitted by Pat BorisCaptivas Chapel by the Sea celebrates Palm Sunday on April 1 in the usual way with palms and song. This year, it is also the date for our annual Pantry Sunday. Its a festive Sunday of joy in giving to area food pantries. Our outreach to FISH of Sanibel and the South Fort Myers Food Pantry continues long after Chapel season ends because of donations of non-perishable food and generous money gifts. These supply the pantries throughout the summer when many Sanibel and Captiva residents return up north, unaware that some of our neighbors are hungry. When we talk of resources on the islands, we know that we are the best resource for each other. We are people caring for people in our own backyards. In the case of FISH, we are friends in service here, providing meals, rides, medical equipment and much more, in addition to the food pantry. As a year-round resident, I am struck by how full the pantry shelves are in April and how sadly empty they are in August and September. The same families use it all year, without a school lunch to rely on for children; many go hungry if the pantry is empty. Did you know that your donation of $1 buys $6 of food because of the buying power our pantry has? That means your gift of $10 buys $60 of cereals, milk, meats and even fresh produce. Where else can you get six times the return on your investment? Come to Chapel at 11 a.m. each Sunday through April 22. But especially come Palm Sunday and celebrate the joy of giving to our area food pantries. We have raised thousands of dollars in years past lets do it again! Bring all non perishable, unopened foods and generous money donations. We will get it all to the pantry. Also, when you are leaving the island to go north, bring your remaining food even frozen meats to FISH of Sanibel, at 1630-B Periwinkle Way. Tell them Chapel sent you! Captiva Islands Chapel By The Sea is a seasonal Christian ministry open to all from early November through April 22. The historic Mission Chapel is denominationally independent and welcomes everyone regardless of their spiritual beliefs. Holy Week Sanibel Community Church! 1740 Periwinkle Way (Next to Jerrys) 239-472-2684 ~ www.sanibelchurch.com Palm Sunday Celebration ~ Sunday, April 1 4 Services 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Traditional. 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Contemporary. Upper Room Luncheon ~ Thursday, April 5 12:00 p.m. The luncheon is free, but reservations must be made by April 1. Maundy Thursday Communion Service ~ Thursday, April 5 7:00 p.m. Candlelight and Communion with Chancel Choir. Easter Egg Hunt ~ Saturday, April 7 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. A great family celebration for the Easter Weekend. There will be games, prizes, storytelle rs, eggs to hunt, food, fun, and fellowship. Sunrise Service on the Causeway ~ Sunday, April 8 6:30 a.m. Free Coffee and Donuts: Believers Baptism by Immersion Offered at the conclusion of the service. Bring Your Lawn Chair...and Bring a Friend. Easter Morning Services ~ April 8 4 Services 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Traditional. 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Contemporary. Believers Baptism by immersion offered on the Causeway at 12:30 p.m. following services. Retired Police Chief To SpeakInspirational speaker Edward Doyle, retired police chief from Longwood, Florida, will give a talk called Police Chief Surrenders at the SanibelCaptiva Christian Womens Connection (SCCWC) Thursday, April 10 at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club. The luncheon program begins at 11:30 a.m. and costs $18 per person. Women are invited to bring their special man. Reservations are required. Captains Mike and Joyce Rehr experts in fly and offshore fishing will share fishing tips with the audience. Music will be provided by Janice Keeney and Fred Nordstrom who will perform a medley of Gershwin tunes. Attendees are asked to bring donations for Lifeline Family Center for Babies such as diapers size 4 and 5; Diaper Genie refills of any size, or hair accessories for baby girls. For information and reservations call Anita at 395-9015. Reservation deadline is April 9. Make checks payable to Sanibel-Captiva CWC and mail to Linda Yoder, 9290 Bayberry Bend, Unit 104, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. The program is sponsored by SCCWC and Stonecroft Ministries. The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club is at 949 Sand Castle Road. Edward Doyle
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201214 SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTPalm Sunday, April 17:45 AM Chapel Service with Palms 9:00 & 11:00 AM Festival Service with the Suncoast Brass and PalmsMaundy ursday, April 57:30 PM Service of Tenebrae and Holy CommunionGood Friday, April 6Noon Good Friday Service featuring a dramatic monologue by the Rev. Dr. John H. DannerEaster Sunday, April 87:45 AM Chapel Service 9:00 & 11:00 AM Festival Service with Chancel Choir, guest singers from the Mastersingers Chorale and Brass Players from the SW Florida Youth Symphony 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 www.sanibelucc.org (239) 472-0497 Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Holy Week At SCCSunday, April 1 commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem where he was met with the waving of Palms and shouts of Hosanna. Thats why it is called, Palm Sunday. At Sanibel Community Church, there will be four morning worship services with Palms waving, children singing and songs of Hosanna filling the air. At 8 and 10 a.m., there will be traditional worship services, with chancel choir. The 9 and 11 a.m. services will be contemporary with the Praise Team. Dr. Daryl Donovan will be preaching at all four services. Holy Week continues with special services on Thursday, April 5. At noon, as a remembrance of the Last Supper meal Christ shared with His disciples, there will be an Upper Room Luncheon. The luncheon will conclude with partaking of the Lords Supper. The luncheon is free and open to the public, however reservations are required by Sunday, April 1. On Thursday at 7 p.m., Sanibel Community Church will celebrate a candlelight Maundy Thursday service. The word Maundy means command. Jesus gave two commands to his disciples on that Thursday evening. He told them to be a servant and to wash the feet of those in need. He also told them to eat the bread and drink from the cup remembering him and his sacrifice. Resurrection Sunday begins at 6:30 a.m. on the Sanibel Causeway with vibrant songs of praise filling the air. Free donuts and coffee are available to all who come. Pastor Donovans message, Extreme Makeover, will be an encouraging word. Teen Challenge, as well as the Teens of Sanibel Community Church, will provide dramatic presentations. A love offering will be received to support the ministry of teen challenge. Believers baptism by immersion will be offered at the conclusion of the service. Four Resurrection services of worship will be held on the Campus of Sanibel Community Church. Both 8 and 10 a.m. will be traditional, with 9 and 11 a.m. being contemporary. Believers baptism by immersion will be offered on the causeway at 12:30 p.m. following the services. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys). There is plenty of parking at the rear of the campus, with parking attendants providing assistance. For more information, visit www.sanibelchurch.com or call 472-2684. LOGOS Family Banquet NightThe LOGOS Family Banquet Night will be held on Wednesday, April 4 at Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. All of the families are invited to dinner as we celebrate and reflect on our LOGOS year together. There will also be a special video presentation of all the kids who participated. For further information, call Kathy at 472-2684. Easter Services At Chapel By The SeaThe historic Captiva Chapel By The Sea will hold the following Easter season services: April 1 Palm Sunday at 11 a.m. April 5 Maundy Thursday Communion at 6 p.m. April 6 Good Friday Passion Story at noon April 8 Easter, The Resurrection at 11 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Tom Nyman at 472-1646 or 651-747-7504. On April 5, an Upper Room Luncheon will be held at Sanibel Community Church Come to the Big Dog for all your beach needsWant a photo memory of your beach day or vacation? Then, dont forget to Hang Ten under ourBig Wave!459 Periwinkle, Sanibel Is.239-472-0966
15 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 From page 7Annual MeetingWomen of Lee County by Florida Weekly. Among the challenges Zimomra has dealt with during her tenure as Sanibel City Manager includes the recovery from hurricanes Charley and Wilma. Her accomplishments include reducing the tax burden on local property owners by obtaining more than $35.8 million in grants over the past 10 years, as well as developing a user fee system to recover costs for municipal services. The city also completed construction of a voter approved $14.5 million recreation center. She also oversaw the completion of a $73 million sanitary sewer and effluent reuse system. For further information about the meeting, contact Carla Benninga at 4726689. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The Leagues enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels. Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455 NEW FASHION ARRIVALS DAILY Unique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3X WE NOW OFFER STERLING SILVER JEWELRY Sterling Silver Polishing Available 14K and 18K Platinum, Custom Design, Watch Batteries and Bands Buying GoldOn Sanibel For Over 20 Years! Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544 (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.net Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon Braids, Wraps Braids, Wraps and Feathers! and Feathers! Make your reservations today! 1231 Middle Gulf Drive472-4646 Dinner for 2 for $30.00 with a glass of house wine eachChoose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENU*Choice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily!(Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays)*Excluding Grouper. Expires March 31, 2012 SCTC Sponsors Fundraising EventThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company sponsored SCCFs fundraising event last Saturday, March 24 at The Sanctuary Golf Club that featured Sally Jane-Heit presenting her one-woman show called Before I Forget: A Musical Memoir. With her musical director, Uel Wade, Heit sang songs from Bob Bendorff, Shirley Grossman, Rodgers and Hart, Richard Whiting, Cole Porter and Jerry Herman. James M. Young, senior vice president and senior portfolio manager of SCTC, spoke about the trust companys ongoing commitment to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Also representing the trust company was Betsey Houston, Phyllis Gibson and Kathleen McClanahan-Gruhl, along with retired assistant vice president Linda Mason. Erick Lindblad, Sally Jane-Heit and James Young Best Of Show WinnerDavid King, who retired to Southwest Florida after practicing dentistry in Michigan for 31 years, was named the Best Of Show winner at the 29th Annual Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Arts & Crafts Fair. King stated that he has enjoyed drawing and painting nature and wildlife since 1967. He prefers watercolor painting as a way to express what he sees in nature. David King, 2012 Best Of Show winner Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201216 SWIMWEAR & SPORTSWEAR Come In and visit us at Come In and visit us at Anchor Pt. Plaza Anchor Pt. Plaza (NEXT TO BANK OF THE ISLANDS ACROSS (NEXT TO BANK OF THE ISLANDS ACROSS FROM HEART OF THE ISLAND) FROM HEART OF THE ISLAND) Open 5 Days A Week from 10am 5pm Open 5 Days A Week from 10am 5pm Closed Sunday & Thursday Closed Sunday & Thursday 239-395-0393 239-395-0393 1633 Periwinkle Way 1633 Periwinkle Way Your very own OUTLET STORE OUTLET STORE without leaving the island! Up To Up To 90% OFF 90% OFF Announcing the reopening of Island Grooming, LLCnow under new ownershipStriving to keep Sanibel and Captivas canines and felines well groomed!(239) 472-7297By appointment only695 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL email@example.com Staff Madi Schuman Owner, Bather Angie Goodhand Owner6 yrs. experience groomingKathy Kelley10 yrs. experience groomingCarrie Toothman, Bather Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThe SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club celebrated its 32nd anniversary on March 18. A special buffet breakfast was served last Friday morning and glasses of mimosas were raised in honor of the occasion. Current Club President Joel Ospa took a few moments to express a thank you to past Sanibel-Captiva Rotary presidents and board members for providing outstanding leadership for our club over the years. Rotarians also hosted Rotary District 6960 Group Study Exchange Team (GSE) from South Korea. The Group Study Exchange program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women in their initial years of professional life. The program is designed to help develop professional and leadership skills among young adults so that they can address the needs of their communities in an increasingly global workplace. In the last five years, our Rotary club has hosted teams from Norway, Poland, Japan, Russia and Korea. When GSE teams visit district clubs, each team member speaks about their profession, family, and country. GSE team leader Dr. Myeong Gon Kang, veterinarian/ surgeon is joined by members Byong (John) In Doo, high school science teacher; Chul Ho Jang, Guri public official, Guri City Hall; Eun ML Lee, public office tourist department; and Tae Sun Hwang, public office, general affairs department, Gwangji City Hall. Team members introduce a slide presentation with pictures of their families, their place of business, and share how they enjoy spending their leisure time. A video was played and showed that South Korea has overcome war and poverty, emerging as a strong and vital nation. In the business world this nation plays the role of leader in adapting to new technology and trends. Korea embraces new challenges and changes. Businesses throughout the world pay attention to the technology being used and developed in this small country. South Korea is also a leader in environmental and green technology. Koreans have a long history of belief in living in harmony with nature. Global groups are studying Korean environmental practices. The unique sounds and sights of Korea can be breathtaking and show an exciting and vibrant country embracing the challenges of global business in todays marketplace. As the group expressed, Living with passion allows the explosive energy in their veins to emerge. They embrace the future and the unlimited resourceful and creative ideas that are developing throughout the world. All GSE teams value the opportunity to spend six weeks in their host country absorbing the cultural and business settings. District 3600, GSE Korea, is visiting Southwest Florida through April 1. District 6960, GSE Southwest Florida, is visiting South Korea through April 26. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro At Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. For further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. GSE Team Korea Dr. Myeong Gon Kang To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 COMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands BIRKENSTOCK MEPHISTO ECCO Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe) Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-4www.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201218 Were Seafood Savvy, are you? Seafood Savvy is an initiative of the SanibelCaptiva Chapter of START, supported by funds raised from the San-Cap Cracker Fest. Sweet Melissas Cafe Baileys Market Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille Lighthouse Cafe The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Traders Store and Cafe The Island Cow YOUR LOCAL SEAFOOD SAVVY RESTAURANTS AND MARKETS:WANT TO BE SEAFOOD SAVVY?Heres what you can do to help protect our Gulf waters and ensure that we have sh for the future: Visit your local Seafood Savvy Restaurants and Markets supporting Ocean-friendly shing and environmentally responsible aquaculture Ask your server or counter person which items are sustainable choices Visit Seafood Savvy at SeafoodSavvy.org and see the initiatives that are being taken to protect our oceans and future seafood Download and use the Seafood Watch mobile app by Monterey Bay Aquarium, a Seafood Savvy partner, which can help you buy sustainable sh when you are shopping or dining out. (App is available in the iTunes App Store and Android Market)There are plenty of sh in the ocean You may think so, but the reality is that our oceans are being overshed. The choices we make today will determine the fate of tomorrows seafood. The goal of Seafood Savvy is to help ensure that we have seafood for the future by educating consumers, chefs, restaurant and market owners about Ocean-friendly seafood. Spring Festival At Community ParkThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands will hold its annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel Community Park, located on Periwinkle Way. Olivia Parks and Marit Foster of the Childrens Education Center of the Islands with the Easter Bunny at last years Spring Festival Easter Egg Hunt At ChurchThe annual Easter egg hunt at Sanibel Community Church will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring the family for fun and games, crafts, food and age-divided egg hunts. Its a great family celebration for ages three years through 5th grade. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information, call Kathy at 472-2684. Kids line up prior to last years Easter egg hunt
19 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Store hours: Mon. Sat. 10am-6pm Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.comTHE ONLY ORGANIC HEALTH FOOD STORE ON THE ISLAND!Our mission is to create an island hub of wellness where there is a collective intent to share good will, good health and the warmth of conscious community. Fresh Certi ed Organic Produce Delicious Snacks, Treats and Drinks Wide Selection of Gluten Free and Vegan Products Highest Quality Supplements & Nutraceuticals And Much More!!Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BC The Sanibel Sprout The Sanibel Sprout Your place to thrive! Your place to thrive! Organic, Nutritious, Healthy Lifestyle Organic, Nutritious, Healthy Lifestyle Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping Managed by Association Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch239-395-9111 ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Adventures In Paradise C. Turtles Cheeburger Cheeburger Dolce Tesoro Needful ings Pandoras Box Pandoras Box Two Royal Shell Real Estate Royal Shell Vacations Sanibel Resort Wear Sanibel Sole Shiny Objects Synergy e Cedar Chest Fine Jewlery e Leather Connection e Sanibel Caf Wilford & Lee Home Dcor Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered Kym Nader Interiors Home Dcor On e Edge a unique boutique Sanibel Tropical Wines Tribeca Hair & Nail Salon Watson MacRae Gallery Why Knot Why Knot Relax William E. Wilson Fine Jewlery Design 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Amys Something Special Island Paws jb designs Over Easy Caf Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibellas Sanibel Holiday Suncatchers Dream Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OM Subway Island Pizza Sanibel Yoga Easter Egg Hunt At Island Inn Open To AllThis Easter Sunday, the Island Inn will host its 2nd annual Easter egg hunt on its beachfront property. All Island Inn guests and children from the Sanibel and Captiva community are welcome. As the first inn on Sanibel, Island Inn has hosted families for Easter Sunday since 1895 and the tradition will continue again on April 8. The egg hunt, with more than 500 eggs hidden on site, is just part of the spring holiday celebration at the Island Inn. Miss Silvia will also be on hand to do complimentary face painting for the children. Open to all children 12 years and under, the Easter egg hunt includes three golden eggs with a special prize inside. The hunt will begin at 11 a.m. on the south side of the front office building, and will end once all the eggs are found. Island Inn is located at 3111 West Gulf Drive. Participants at last years Easter egg hunt
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201220 OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Join CROW for Walk on Walk on the the Wild Side Wild Side March 30, 2012 8am For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or phone 472-3644 ext. 229Go to www.crowclinic.orgClick on Help Insure a CROW Patient Choose your favorite patient Make your pledge with a credit card Receive a certi cate with a photo of your chosen animal by reply e-mailFor more information, phone 472-3644 ext. 231Please thank our Case of the Week ad sponsor for supporting CROW:thanks for helping insure the care and feeding of our patients CROW Case Of The Week: River Ottersby Patricia MolloyEnergetic. Engaging. Inquisitive. The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) is the quintessential face of mischief and playfulness. As exciting as it would be to watch the adorable, furry babies at play (CROWs otter complex currently houses 11 young pups), Dr. Heather stated, I quietly peek into the otter complex only once a week to avoid being seen. The staff at CROW goes to great lengths to ensure that the wildness of each patient remains intact during its stay at the clinic. This is most evident in their care of otters, as the ever-curious creatures easily imprint on humans. Imprinting occurs when a wild animal sees a human as its friend; it is dangerous to release an imprinted animal back into the wild. To have a 30-pound, 30-inch otter seeing humans as a food source would be fatal to the wild animal. Otters bird-like chirping is often heard along quiet springs and rivers by canoers and kayakers. Possessing clawed, webbed feet, they are as comfortable frolicking on land as they are swimming. They can remain under water as long as four minutes and dive up to 250 feet while searching for food. They are exceptionally intelligent and capable of creating and using tools just like monkeys, apes and beavers. Incredibly social creatures, young otters (called pups) will feed and travel with their mothers (called queens) for approximately one year. Before and after breeding, male otters (referred to as meowters) lead primarily solitary lives. In order to clean the otter complex, staff members quietly place food in a room separated from the pool area. When the door is opened to the feeding room and the otters enter, a trap door closes, shielding the patients from the presence of the cleanup crew. Once the complex has been put back in order and the otters have finished their meals, they are re-released into the main activity room without ever seeing their human caretakers. Caring for sick and orphaned otters may require a lot of smokeand-mirror tricks for the CROW team, but the effort insures the health and safety of these extraordinary mammals. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. CROWs secluded otter complex, complete with a trap door for feeding, is full of stimuli to ensure that the social mammals entertain themselves and build foraging skills There are currently 11 orphaned otter pups staying at the clinic photo courtesy of CROW
21 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Call 472-2329 to reserve today! This fun-raiser will be a great time for just $30 per guest. Generously supported by Graciously sponsored byThanks to The Grog Shop with Great Sunset, Live Music, Dancing, Beer Food & Games Saturday, April 14 7-9ishSCCF Nature Center, Boardwalks and Trails 3333 San-Cap Road FIRST ANNUALTo benet SCCFs mission to conserve coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed Craft Beer Tasting Birds Eye ViewIts All About Balanceby Mark Bird WestallI am constantly asked on my canoe trips if I am a vegetarian because it becomes obvious that I respect the animals so much. I smile as I say, You know, I do respect life so much. But because I do, every time I start thinking about what Im going to eat next, I have a difficult time deciding if, today, I will kill the cow or the carrot. Both species deserve my respect. But since I am not a plant generating my energy from the sun, whether I kill an animal or a plant, I must take the spark that made them alive in order to sustain the spark that makes me alive. Following that train of thought, I tell people that I think it is just fine that parents send their kids to those nice summer camps where their children can experience hiking, birdwatching, camping, nature and the like. But I add that I wish they could also be sent to spend a little time on a farm or a ranch, because there they would most likely also learn the valuable lesson that death is just as much an important part of the sustainability of life as life is. Today, many people spend much of their time in a naturally isolated, civilized world, removed from the harsh reality of how life really works, losing sight of the balance of nature. So many times they become Bambi lovers and enjoy every opportunity to hand feed the wildlife and dont want people to hunt or fish anymore. Ok, so they would rather see Bambi overpopulate the forest and create an ecological catastrophe. Now, I dont want to see a hunter out there with an AK-47 and a six-pack of beer haphazardly shooting at anything that moves, but promoting species propagation and survival without also addressing the necessary checks and balances needed to maintain a healthy system is asking for ecological disaster. Its all about balance. A few days ago, I took some folks who own one of these ranches Im talking about out on a canoe trip. Now, I would imagine they are not interested in starting a summer camp for kids, but they are implementing exactly what I am talking about when I talk about balance and coexisting with the natural world. These folks run a buffalo ranch out on the prairie in South Dakota. They let the buffalo free-range on about 30,000 governmentleased acres and then they cull the herd and provide healthy meat for the public. The buffalo was historically a major factor in maintaining a healthy prairie system and these folks are finding a way to make this type of restoration economically feasible. Their website is www.wildideabuffalo.com. Check it out. A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www.canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information. Fishing Documentary To Be Screened At Ding DarlingThe J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will host a premiere screening of WGCU-TVs latest one-hour documentary, Silver King: The Birth of Big Game Fishing, on Friday, March 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. The story, told by award-winning producer Lynne Howard Fraser, begins with the first tarpon caught using a rod and reel in Tarpon Bay, now part of the refuge. This 1885 event changed the face and fabric of sports fishing and helped make Southwest Florida a destination for anglers from all parts of the world. Today, the silver king remains one of the most sought-after of all game fish. The premiere showing is free, but seating is limited. Call 4721100 ext. 233 to reserve seats. Advance reservations are required. Before the screening, the refuge will unveil a sign marker about Woods history-making catch. It will be erected at Tarpon Bay and was made possible by a donation from the Sanibel Island Fishing Club. William Halsey Wood launched a brand-new sport at Tarpon Bay, giving birth to big game fishing in 1885
23 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Come explore our natural world Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center and Shop: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m., Sat: 10 3 Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat 10 3 www.sccf.org (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks April 5Sanibel Island has one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, April 5 at 10 a.m. Bobcat Tales April 4Bobcats seem to be flourishing through most of their North American range. Learn more about this shy feline that moves so peacefully among us. Wednesday, April 4 at 10 a.m. Picayune/Fakahatchee Field Trip April 6Learn more about Everglades restoration on this fieldtrip to the Picayune Strand, the first Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan project to break ground, restoring natural flowways to a large planned development south of Naples. Then travel a few miles to the Fakahatchee Strand State preserve. Meet on U.S. 41 at the Marsh Trailhead, 3 miles east of the entrance to Collier Seminole State Park. Call 4722329 for info/reservations. Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m.Coyote and Bear Tales April 3A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time last winter. Tuesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. SCCF Wildlife Tour at The Dunes April 3Alligators, eagles and wading birds will be on the greens at The Dunes this winter. An SCCF interpreter will lead a 45-minute tour by golf cart. Reservations required; call The Dunes at 472-3355 (ask for Julayne). April 3 mid-afternoonThe City That Almost Wasnt April 5The City of Sanibel was the first in the country to adopt a comprehensive land use plan based on the islands natural systems. Learn the local history of conservation, the story of the Citys creation and preservation of our natural resources. Thursday, April 5 at 2 p.m. Trail Walks: Explore Sanibels Interior WetlandsExplore Sanibels Everglades-like interior freshwater wetland ecosystem. Tuesday thru Friday at 11 a.m.Buttery House Tour April 3A guide will teach you about the life cycle and behavior of butterflies. Tuesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore CruisesCome with us to experience the historic meanders of the upriver Caloosahatchee, following the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. Departs from the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam Park off SR 80 in Olga. Advance reservations and payment required, call 472-2329. Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m. SCCF Trip To Picayune Strand And FakahatcheeA trip to Picayune Strand and Fakahatchee Strand is being offered by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation on Friday, April 6. Participants will meet at the Marsh Trail on US 41 at 10 a.m. After a walk and talk with Refuge Manager Kevin Godsea, the group will travel on to the Fakahatchee Boardwalk. There, the group will be met by Park Ranger and orchid expert extraordinaire, Mike Owen. Picayune Strand Restoration will help the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge and is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program. It connects Panther National Wildlife Refuge with 10,000 Islands. The restoration is taking place in an area called Golden Gate Estates, which was semi-developed and sold by the same corporation that developed Cape Coral. Over 112,000 acres of wetlands were dredged to create what has been called the States largest subdivision. After acquiring some of the property, agencies are now filling in canals and eliminating roads which flooded each summer. By doing so, the natural sheet flow will be restored. Fakahatchee Strand is one of the hidden jewels tucked away in cypress trees. It has only been in the past few years a boardwalk has been available to explore this area in an easily accessible way. The group will picnic at the Fakahatchee Boardwalk Trailhead before walking through the cypress. This trail has just opened to the public in the past few years, giving people an opportunity enter the swamp without getting their feet wet. The Marsh Trail parking lot is well marked with a Refuge Sign and has space for about 15 cars. It is approximately three miles past the entrance to Collier Seminole State Park and three miles before you get to Port of the Islands. For another landmark, it is 1.3 miles beyond Corey Billies (CB) Airboat Rides. Participants should pack a lunch, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water, sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent. Binoculars may add to your enjoyment as there is an observation tower a short distance into the trail. For additional information, call 4722329. Audubon Bunche Beach Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Saturday bird walk will be held this Saturday, March 31 at Bunche Beach. Meet at the beach parking lot at 8 a.m. Parking fee is $1 per hour, and the meters accept bills only. Waterproof shoes are a must because participants walk through tidal pools throughout the walk. These bird walks are open to public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation to Sanibel-Captiva Audubon is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 3953798 for more details. From page 1Octifest Four box tickets to see the New York Yankees play in New York There will be opportunities small and large to contribute to and learn about Sanibel Sea School, a 501(c)3 dedicated to a world in which all people value, understand and care for the ocean. Come celebrate a great year here on the island that Arthur Frommer ranks his Number 1 destination. For ticket availability, call Dina at 472-8585.
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201224 Lighthouse Lighthouse Caf Caf serving easter dinner serving easter dinner 5-9 pm 5-9 pm CHANGING DAILY CREATIONS TO INCLUDE CHANGING DAILY CREATIONS TO INCLUDE SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB, CHAR GRILLED LAMB SLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB, CHAR GRILLED LAMB CHOPS, RED & BLACK GROUPER, PACIFIC AHI TUNA, CHOPS, RED & BLACK GROUPER, PACIFIC AHI TUNA, COBIA, ATLANTIC SALMON, GULF RED SNAPPER, COBIA, ATLANTIC SALMON, GULF RED SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, TILAPIA, ATLANTIC SWORDFISH TRIPLE TAIL, TILAPIA, ATLANTIC SWORDFISH SERVED.... SERVED.... Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut-Garlic Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut-Garlic Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted, Nut Crusted... Sweet Potato Crusted, Nut Crusted... ...AND MORE! ...AND MORE! Burgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Burgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List! Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List! Breakfast & Lunch Breakfast & Lunch Everyday 7 a.m. 3 p.m. Everyday 7 a.m. 3 p.m. Dinner TueSun 5 pm 9 pm Dinner TueSun 5 pm 9 pm362 PERIWINKLE WAY 472-0303 472-0303 Call Ahead Call Ahead Seating Seating At Breakfast & LunchRESERVATIONS AT DINNER Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Nicholos Riley, 10, from St. Louis Park, Minnesota found a junonia on Nerita Beach while staying at Periwinkle Park on March 24. Nicholas, who is visiting his grandparents on the island, said that he found the shell at low tide at night using a cap flashlight. Shell Found Betsy, Nicholas and Bill Riley Drew and Zach Brandenburg of Grafton, Wisconsin found a Kings crown, angel wing and nutmeg shell on Sanibel while staying at Blind Pass Condominiums on March 23. Shells Found Drew and Zach Brandenburg
25 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 ALL SANIBEL RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO THE SANIBEL SUMMER SOCIAL2012 Social Membership for $599 at this event only!Sunday, April 29th3pm 7pm LIVE Island-style Entertainment by the Danny Morgan Band Complimentary club reception Chance to win one complimentary family social membership for one year Local Plein Air Artists Paint The Dunes Free golf and tennis clinics Summer camp preview activities YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Where your community comes together. Open to the Public. Please RSVP to 239.472.3355.Ph. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel Shell Museum Oyster Eating Contest Offers Fun For Entire FamilyEveryone is invited to join the mollusk madness during The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums 3rd annual Oyster Eating Contest on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The contest will be held at The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market on Tarpon Bay Road. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by the museum, The Timbers, and Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, will benefit the museums exhibit and educational programs. Not only do the best oyster eaters win a prize, but spirit, costume, and fundraising awards will also be up for grabs. Although the oyster eating contest is the main attraction, there will also be food and drinks from The Timbers, plus shell crafting and face painting for kids. The raffle winner of a watch donated by Lily & Co. will be announced. The 23 contestants in last years competition tried various methods of ingesting as many mollusks as possible in one minute including dunking the oysters in butter, beer, Tabasco and cocktail sauce before slurping them down. A rowdy crowd of nearly 400 sampled oysters, cuttlefish, shrimp and baby octopi from The Timbers. They also waved signs, shook noisemakers and cheered wildly for their favorite contestants. Lamar Williams, who was sponsored by Stilwell Enterprises, downed four dozen oysters to win last years contest. I just ate like I was on fire, he explained. Thats all I did. I just grabbed them and ate them as quickly as I could. There wasnt any strategy to it; I didnt put anything on them. Great oysters! Local news personality Clay Miller of NBC-2 will return as master of ceremonies. I think its great, he said of the contest. I like the camaraderie, the community coming together to do what they can for The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Anytime you can put money towards stuff that deals with our environment and whats out in our oceans, I think its wonderful. There are several event sponsorship opportunities available. To learn more about sponsorships or to participate as a contestant, visit www.shellmuseum.org, or contact John Suau at 395-2233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Prize winners and judges from last years contest Sanibel Center 4 LifeMondaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 and 11 a.m. TuesdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga 11 a.m. WednesdaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 and 11 a.m. ThursdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga 11 a.m. FridaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 and 11 a.m.2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201226 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 REBUILT POWERHEADS F A C T O RY TRAINED MER CU RY MARINER J O H N S O N E V I N R U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I /O S MER C RUI S ER C ourteous Professional Marine Re p air Service Dockside Servic e S ervin g Sanibe l & C ap t i va F or L i f e Y B t t Yo ur B ot to m Yo ur B ot to m Sp ecialist Sp ecia li st C Call on Paint Pr ic es Call on Paint Pr ic es Da v e D oa n e 1 Springtime Shark Fishingby Capt. Matt MitchellWith spring now here according to the calendar, things just keep getting better out on the water. Its always amazing to me where all of the life that shows up in the bay this time of year comes from. It seems a switch is flipped when our water temperature reaches the mid to high 70s and the bay and near shore waters load up with bait fish and all the predators that follow them. One of my favorite types of fishing this time of year is catch-and-release inshore fishing for sharks. Sharks can be targeted in all sizes, anywhere from five-pound blacktips all the way up to 300-poundplus bull sharks. After months of fishing with light spinning tackle for smaller species all winter, its a nice change to switch it up and hook into some hard fighting big sharks. Blacktip and bull sharks are plentiful and right at the top of the list for me right now. Lots of my clients have never caught a 100-pound-plus fish and they really enjoy hooking into something this big and feeling the brute power. My basic rig for shark fishing is medium heavy spinning tackle. I use my tarpon gear, which is a sevento eightfoot rod with a 6000 series reel spooled with at least 250 yards of 50# braided line. Most of the time I avoid using a steel leader when targeting sharks and simply use a fourto five-foot piece of 100# fluorocarbon leader and a circle hook. Yes, you will have some cut offs without using steel leader but you will also get a lot more bites. If the water is dirty or I am getting a lot of cut offs I will switch it up and use a oneto two-foot piece of single strand wire. Use non-coated circle hooks that will quickly rust out of a sharks mouth. If you want to target the smaller blacktips, 10# to 15# test spinning tackle is a blast. Twoto four-foot blacktips are a great fun on this set-up. I like to put a chum bag out while sitting on the anchor. When fishing for these smaller blacktips a live pinfish under a float is hard to beat. You will see the blacktips swim right up to the boat and they can often be sightfished. Deeper flats in the fiveto sevenfoot range hold tons of these hard fighting, smaller sport model blacktips and are a riot for anglers of any age. They run fast, often quickly changing direction, and some even jump. When chasing after bigger sharks, a fresh cut bait is key. Mullet and ladyfish caught the same day or half a stingray is hard to beat. I simply freeline these baits putting out a spread of lines from an anchored boat. You can chum with small chunks of cut bait but most of the time its not even needed. Be ready to chase down these bigger sharks as they will quickly take 200 yards of line off a big spinning reel. Although sharks can be found throughout our waters, some places hold larger numbers of sharks than others. Any natural channel close to the passes that cuts through a grass flat is a great place to get started. The sloughs that come in from both Captiva and Redfish passes are some of my favorite places to set up. I very seldom have a client keep a shark. Once a shark is brought boatside, anything under four feet, I usually grab and remove the hook with a long pair of hook-outs, keeping my fingers as far away from the powerful jaws as possible. Get a tight grip on the shark and turn it upside down as that makes them go dormant. When sharks are larger, they can be very hard to handle so I will often cut the leader as close to the hook as possible, letting them swim free If you do intend to keep a shark for a meal, I suggest keeping a small blacktip. Bigger sharks are high in mercury content and really not any good to eat. Days of killing a big shark just for a photo of it hung up at the dock are, luckily, long gone. You are not doing anyone a service by killing these awesome animals. If you plan on keeping one, the shark must be immediateley gutted and packed on ice as sharks urinate through their skin. If a shark that is not properly gutted and iced right away, the meat will have a strong ammonia taste. The FWC has new regulations on sharks and certain species are being protected. Anglers are allowed one shark per day with a maximum of two per vessel per day. These hard-fighting fish are the top of the food chain and are much more fun to catch than they are to eat. 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 email@example.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. 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27 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Caloosahatchee Oxbow And Riverlore CruiseThe next Caloosahatchee Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise will be held on Sunday, April 15. All are invited to experience the historical Caloosahatchee on this cruise that explores the meanders of the upriver Caloosahatchee. Join with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation as they follow the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The 2.5-hour adventure begins by locking through the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, participants enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF Natural Resource Policy Director. The vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart 1 at p.m. from the WP Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Cruises return by 3:30 p.m. The last cruise of the season will be on Mothers Day, May 13. Tickets are $40 per person, with payment due at time of reservation. They also need the names of all passengers at the time of reservation. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more details. (Please note that reservations must be made by Friday, April 13 for the April 15 cruise. Space is limited.) Devils Elbow portion of the Caloosahatchee Donna and Kelly Steich found two lions paw shells on a beach off Jamaica Drive in Sanibel after a rainstorm. Kelly and Donna Steich Shells FoundShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201228 Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 www.muckyduck.com Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... by Jeff LysiakWhile there is no cause for immediate panic, the fact that Southwest Floridas native animal species are being threatened by a number of invasive exotic mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians opened more than a few eyes recently during a Wonders of Wildlife presentation at CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center. On March 16, CROW assistant rehabilitator Jordan Donini and junior docent Christopher Arundel delivered an informative 35-minute interactive lecture, entitled Invasive Species. During their PowerPoint presentation, the pair talked about how non-native animals were introduced to the area, what effects their presence has on local wildlife and ways people can help stop the growing threat. According to Donini, the region is now home to more than 100 species of non-native birds and at least 20 species of non-native mammals. Their presence most impacts local wildlife because of the increased competition for resources including food and shelter but may also be damaging both ecologically and agriculturally. In most cases, these invasives are introduced locally through the international animal and plant trade. In other cases, however, they are released by irresponsible pet owners. Some people may just get tired of keeping a snake, or it gets too big to handle by themselves, said Donini. So they just let it go free, back into the wild. Unfortunately, freeing these exotic species can cause an extreme shift in the local ecological balance. Thats because Southwest Florida offers an abundance of warm weather and a unique array of habitats, allowing some species to breed virtually year-round. Donini used the example of the Cuban tree frog, which has successfully overtaken some areas previously dominated by Floridas own species of frogs. The foreign frogs are generally larger than native tree frogs They will eat whatever they can fit into their mouths including other tree frogs, he explained and reproduce a larger clutch of eggs. Burmese pythons, native to Southeast Asia, are another invasive species that has seriously threatened Florida over the past several decades. Once thought only to be problematic in the Everglades and suburbs of Miami, these snakes have recently been found throughout Rookery Bay in Naples and other Southwest Florida locales. The problem with the Burmese python is that they have very few predators, said Donini, who noted that these snakes can grow to up to 20 feet long. A crowd of approximately 25 people were allowed to meet several live invasive reptiles during the presentation, including a pair of ball pythons and a Russian tortoise, which had been found the previous week along a roadway in Fort Myers. Two overlooked threats to local wildlife, Donini explained, are household pets: cats often chase and eat native birds while dogs unleashed on the beach may disturb or attack sea turtle nests and/or hatchlings. He also offered a few tips to assist local wildlife: Avoid buying exotic pets on a whim; do your research first. Do not release exotic pets into the wild. Spay/neuter your pets, and keep them on a leash when outdoors. Upcoming Wonders of Wildlife presentations at CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road (across from The Sanibel School), include CROWs Aquatic Patients: Fresh Water & Sea Turtles on April 3, Rescues & Releases: A History Of CROWs Patients on April 4, Clinic Rounds on April 5, Meet an Animal Ambassador on April 6 and Owls Of Southwest Florida on April 7. All presentations begin at 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org. CROW junior docent Christopher Arundel displays his pet ball python, Cleo Jordan Donini shows off a four-foot ball python during the presentation Closeup of a Russian tortoise CROW Presentation Warns About Invasive Animal Species A young visitor is allowed to touch an invasive species turtle found in Fort Myers by CROW assistant rehabilitator Jordan Donini
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201230 Plant SmartCypress Kneeby Gerri ReavesThe curious phrase cypress knee evokes a host of associations. For decades, kitschy carved knees have been a staple item in gift shops along Floridas highways. Anyone who had tried to mow a knee-dotted landscape or has tripped on one might have an adversarial attitude toward the pneumatophores, or aerial roots. But people in the know appreciate the cypress knee as a component of the iconic bald cypress tree ( Taxodium distichum). The majestic treelives not only in cypress swamps, where it survives part of the year with its base submerged in slow-moving water, but in flood plains and along bodies of fresh water. The conifer can grow to more than 100 feet tall and live for hundreds of years. The conical, or tapered, knees surround the base of the tree. They arise from a lateral root systemand can reach six feet high. The knees are less conspicuous in the wet season, when they might be all but submerged in standing water. And what do those knees do? One, they provide oxygen to the tree during the submerged season. A useful comparison is the black mangrove (Avicennia germinans), which has finger-like vertical pneumatophores to aid the root system in breathing. Another theory, not exclusive of the first, is that the knees help to anchor the towering, straight-trunked trees in the unstable soil of wetland habitats. This adaptable tree will also do surprisingly well in upland or dry areas, too, a characteristic that makes it increasingly popular as a specimen for large properties that dont require mowing. Trees located where flooding never occurs might not develop knees. Sources: www.sfrc.ufl.edu and www. floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Knees rise from the lateral roots of the bald cypress tree photo by Gerri Reaves Come To SCCFs Beer In The Bushes Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations inaugural Beer In The Bushes, a craft beer tasting is on Saturday, April 14 from 7 p.m. to -ish. Tickets are $30 per person. It takes place on the grounds of the SCCF Nature Center with live music, dancing, beer, food and games. Guests will begin the evening by visiting six tasting stations to be served different signature Samuel Adams craft beers. Games will include golf putting machines, a cornhole toss, darts, ring toss and a photo booth. There will also be a great selection of raffle prizes, leading to a 50/50 drawing where the winner receives half of all the money raised in continued on page 37 Fresh SEAFOOD Entr ees Daily Veal, Chicken, Pasta & PizzaFEATURING SANIBELS ORIGINAL WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid with any other coupon. Expires 4/6/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days 4:30 9:30 pm HAPPY HOUR4:30-6 PM 1/2 PRICE Well Drinks & House Wines .50 OFF Bottled Beer HAM IT UP!Have Easter with us. Fh SEAFOODE Dl M IT UP! av e Eas t e r w i t h us. THE ITALIAN KITCHEN PIRATE CRUISE INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are Required Call for Cruise Times 239.765.7272 Also Ask about our Sunset Cruises,Private Parties & Charters. Full Service Barwww.PiecesofEight.com PIRATE CRUISE WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY COUPON MAY BE USED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE EXP. 12/15 2012 $5 OFF
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33 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music FLYING OYSTERS!Well, ey Fly In A Plane When We Get em From Up North And Out West!NORTHEAST & WEST COAST OYSTERSFrom Massachusetts Rhode Island Long Island Washington State OregonPlease call to check our ever changing selection! 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island (239)472-HIKE Open 7 Days 4 p.m. Fish Market open 11 a.m. Full Liquor License Now Now taking taking reservations reservations for for Easter Easter$1.25 Apalachicola oysters at the raw bar Happy Hour 4-6 $1.00 ApalachicolasNOW OPEN 7 DAYSOysters Shrimp Stone Crab Claws Clam Chowder Crab Bisque Seafood Gumbo David Lee Art Exhibit And Sale To Benefit Harry Chapin Food BankThis Saturday, March 31 from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 1 from noon to 6 p.m., Don and Ann-Marie Wildman invite the public to an exhibition and sale of original paintings by David Lee at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. A champagne reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. For this weekend only, Lees paintings will be offered at special prices. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank as we all work to stamp out hunger in Southwest Florida. Born in Canton, China, Lee studied at the National Taiwan University, Kao Shiung University, and the Far East Academy of Art. He taught at the Far East Academy of Art, the Church College in Hawaii and the Taiwan University Art Center For Students.continued on page 37 Colorful Garden by David Lee SANIBEL ISLAND BOOKSHOP 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 | 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com Receive a sterling silver bracelet with the purchase of a decorative clasp.
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201234 Edgartown, Marthas Vineyard Fine Italian Cuisine Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ BlackTASTE OF THE ISLANDS 2010 IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD 2009 & 2010Early Dining Special 5-6 pmBuy one entree get the second of equal or lesser value entree 1/2 o (18% gratuity willl be added to the check before discount, dine in only, cannot be used with any other discounts, valid through April 15, 2012) Present This Ad, To Receive Discount FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Pbtntfr W(Ttt Gb)is an Espresso bar, Bakery with French sorbet and Italian Gelato, Panini, Pizzette and all to-go (Sweet Treasure translated in Italian) 751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave. Fabrication Exhibit At BIG ARTS Fabrication, an exhibit of artwork by Tania Begg, Vicki Kessler and Donna Kjonaas, will be on display in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery April 5 through 30. An artists reception will take place Saturday, April 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tania Begg transforms colored beads and wire into unique three-dimensional sculptures. Her work can be seen at the Hirdie Girdie Art Gallery on Sanibel, Sea Grape Art Gallery in Punta Gorda, and at Arts For Act and Koi and Krane art galleries, both in Fort Myers. Her work was chosen as one of Bead&Button magazines top 100 international finalists in their 2006 Bead Dreams competition. Begg has won awards in many Southwest Florida Art shows. Collaborative, contemporary fiber artists Donna Kjonaas and Vicki Kessler reclaim and repurpose recycled objects to create vessels, quilts and altars. They create art to invite a tactile and interactive experience. Fiber with historic value or purpose, manipulated through processes such as felting, discharge, monoprinting, over-dying, painting, stamping and stitching, offers a connection to the past, recalling the humble task of hand sewing performed by women over the centuries. Kessler, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, resides in Waterloo, Iowa. She is a self-taught fiber artist who has been experimenting with cloth and stitch since childhood. Kessler is a founding member of The Womens Fiber Art Collective in Madison, Wisconsin. Her work is permanently installed in the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ in DeForest, Wisconsin; Pilgrim Heights Retreat Center in Green Lake, Wisconsin; First Congregational United Church of Christ and Community of Hope United Church of Christ, both in Madison. Kjonaas, a retired United Methodist minister, divides her time between residences in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Sanibel. Interested in fiber and art from childhood, she has a background in clothing construction and quilting. Her creative impulse, along with her affinity for innovation, leads her to explore unconventional methods and materials in her artistic compositions. Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit is supported by Founders Gallery Patron Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. For more information, go to www.BIGARTS.org or call 395-0900. Remembering Chihuly, fiber art, by Donna Kjonaas and Vicki Kessler Zuri and Bentley, beaded wire sculpture, by Tania Begg To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
35 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 GENERAL: $42, CHILD UNDER 17: $20 PERFORMANCES RUN TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY Utterly charming The Chicago Sun Times Over the Tavern by Tom DudzickProduced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com) An Evening With Wendy Webb And Friends At Strauss TheaterBIG ARTS presents a concert with singer-songwriter Wendy Webb on Monday, April 2 at 8 p.m. Webb will perform at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. She will sing and play piano, accompanied by Danny Morgan on guitar and John G. McLane on saxophone. Webb has been described as an undiscovered American treasure, by Tim Cahill of Outside magazine. People magazines Steven Dougherty, says her music is tough, fragile and enduring. Jeff Klinkenberg, columnist for The St. Pete Times, says her voice is achingly beautiful. There will be a reception at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for child 17 and under. Call 472-6862 or 395-0900. The Strauss Theater is at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Singer-songwriter Wendy Webb in concert Call For Scripts For Community Theater SeriesBIG ARTS invites local talent to submit plays for 2012-13 Community Theater play reading series. All submissions will be reviewed by the Community Theater selection committee. The entry deadline is Monday, April 2. BIG ARTS Community Players is a new program which will feature local playwrights, actors, and directors, performing at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Play submission criteria: Plays can be any length (10 to 20 minutes, one act or full length). Small to medium size casts are preferred. Rehearsals for large casts are difficult to schedule during season. Submission instructions: All plays are considered anonymously. Submissions must include two attachments: Attachment One: Cover sheet with name of play and author contact information. Attachment Two: Full script with no author identification. The script should include a list of characters and a synopsis of the play. E-mail scripts to info@BIGARTS.org. Put Community Theater Play Submission in the subject line. If you cannot submit by e-mail, you may drop your play submission off at BIG ARTS Center, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Call 395-0900, or for more information, visit www.BIGARTS.org. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201236 The John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation wishes to thank all the local businesses who were so generous with all of their donations along with artists from around the country who have given a part of their creative hearts by donating their work to Art For The Cure, benefiting the Kanzius Caner Research Foundation held at Trader Restaurant 1551 Periwinkle Way Sanibel on March 25th. Nancy Denk Abraham Fine Jewelry Frank Sedera Oil/Watercolor George Graham Photography Janice Snow Metzger Watercolor Katherine Weber Oils Myra Roberts Oils Betty Schmidt Oils Dr Leon Skolnick Oils Peter Zell Oils May OKipney Furniture Ron Vermeiren Oils Theresa Johnson Fabric Eric & Betty Orkin Photography Dick Forturn Photography Toni Ory Mixed Media Sandra Galloway Watercolors Marie Gawlik Smith Watercolors Beth Schroeder Oils/Watercolors Tony Rinaldi Oils Sue Newman Watercolors Dr William Turner Bronze Sculpture Dr, Michael Newhouse Acrylics Jim Monroe Watercolor/Oils Louise Vermieren Oils Lois Levin Jewelry Sarah Lopez Photography Gib and Alice Clenenger Metals Daphne Hammond Pastels Dan Winters Watercolors Connie McConoughy Oils Robert Cipriani Oils/Watercolors Lucas Century Glass Francesco Teresi Jewelry Kay Mark Watercolor Nancy Sperte Watercolor Deborah Kleinow Pencil Barbara Pluta Randall Jewelry Laura Ball Painted Furniture Janice Snow Metzger Watercolors Marian Maida Denk Jewelry Southwest Airlines Aqua Beach Wear The Sanibel Caf Wilford & Leecontinued on page 37 Karen Whittemore and May OKipney An Ikki Matsumoto signed sweatshirt photos by John CarneyArt For The Cure Fundraiser For The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation Some of the artwork, baubles and gift baskets available at the auction Gourmet appetizers were served Canella Mullins and Marianne Kanzius Mark Neidig and Marian Denk George Graham puts a silent bid in on a painting From left, George Campean, Ivan Davis, Shelly Callahan, Janice Davis and Lynn Campean Ken Rasi with Linda and John Kramer Auctioneer Jean Baer opens the bidding
From page 33David Lee Art ExhibitAt age 21, he entered his works in the prestigious National Historical Museum juried art show and received the Best of Show award, making Lee the youngest recipient of that title. His painting is based on calligraphy, or Chinese writing. Light and active, his quick, deft brush strokes are in perfect harmony with one another. Lee utilizes suggestion and negative space, symbolic method and subjective imagination which reflect the principles of Buddhism and its influences in Chinese art. He works with a special blend of Chinese watercolor on treated raw silk imported from China. Sanibel artist Jim Sprankle, one of the best-known wildfowl wood sculptors in the world, has recently joined the event with his wood carvings. For additional information about the sale and exhibit, call 472-2155. From page 30Beer In The Bushesthe raffle. Join us for this fun evening of food, fun, dancing and live music from Vernal Pool, while helping to support SCCFs mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Beer In The Bushes is graciously sponsored by Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and generously supported by Samuel Adams, which will be providing six of their finest beers for the tasting, courtesy of The Grog Shop. Reservations for Beer In The Bushes and advance payment are requested. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information. 37 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 From page 36Art For The CureWhy Knot Sanibel Home Furnishings Floral Artistry Her Sports Closet 50% off Framing Laura Ball Sanibel Home Furnishings Sanibel Art & Frame Garry M Abraham Sanibel Spirits Gordons, Big Red quick Print Beachnick Designs Comfort by Design Peach Republic Chicos Island Therapy Center The Blue Giraffe Lucky Dog Concierge Cruises Lily & Co The Find Ace Hardware Nannys Children Shop Lynn Campean John E. Carney Timbers Tips to Toes Stephen Michael Boudreau Sanibel Day Spa Sponsors Monika Amowitz Silver William J. Cheney Silver William & Patricia Lamothe Silver Dr. Edward Lamotta Silver Nicholas A. Lapardo Bronze Sanibel Captiva Trust Co. Silver Lee Memorial Health Systems Silver Royal Shell Real Estate Silver Rec Center Discount To SpeedwayGet ready to start your engines with a trip to the Punta Gorda Speedway on Saturday, March 31. Catch all the live action from the grandstand with a variety of races ranging from Road Warriors, Three Quarter Midgets, Cowboy Cadillac, Street Stocks and more. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the races start at 6 p.m. Special reduced rate for this event is only $8 per person, with ages 12 and under admitted free. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Teens can also join in on the racing action. Cost is only $13 for Sanibel Recreation Center members and $14.25 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The van will leave the Recreation Center at 4 p.m. and approximate return time is 11 p.m. Teens ages 13 to 15 are welcome. Van seating is limited. Bring extra money for dinner and snacks at the tracks concession stand. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2011 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best of the Islands www.pinocchiosicecream.com 2010 2011 Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 2011 Talk of the Town for Customer SatisfactionWe proudly serve Pinocchios Ice Cream Ice Creams Gelato Sorbets Sherbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks Coffee Latte Cappuccino Espresso Pastry Gourmet Chocolates Gifts Fun Apparel Baby GearOriginal Italian Ice Cream Anti Pasto Anti Pasto Artisan Breads Artisan Breads Try Our Signature Try Our Signature Sanibel Blossom Sanibel Blossom Geppettos BEACH FOODIES BEACH FOODIES Ask Us About Our Franchise OpportunitiesI CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST...I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566www.beachfoodies.comAre YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!A market for people who love good food!!!Are YOU a Beach Foodie? Are YOU a Beach Foodie? A market for people who love good food!!!Open Daily 8am 9pmCroissants Baguettes Souffle Pastry Artisan Breads Panini & Foccacia Proudly Served Proudly Served next door at next door at Geppettos Geppettos Beach Foodies Beach Foodies 8am 9pm 8am 9pm daily daily Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar O O r i g E L L A L I E ...IT'S B E S T H o e H o m e Happy April 1st Happy April 1st Try our Flying Pig Try our Flying Pig Ice Cream! Ice Cream!362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6566
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201238 Artists Weather The StormDespite the rain, wind, thunder and lightning, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League Clothesline Show was held as scheduled on Sunday, March 25. With only a six-hour window of opportunity for sales, artists Rita McLain, Rita Skoczen, Sylvia Kasparie and Joan Reynolds were four of many hardy league members who kept calm and carried on. Their smiles were their only umbrellas. The clothesline show included watercolors, oils, acrylics, collages, prints, notepaper, pen, pencil and charcoal drawings, pastels and fabric paintings. All works were unframed but could be matted, and all prices were reasonable. It was a wonderful opportunity on a dismal day to purchase art directly from the artists. Rita McLain, Rita Skoczen, Syvia Kasparie and Joan Reynolds at the Clothesline Show photo by Beth Warner Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on (239) 395-1263 2499 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Easter Brunch 9 am 3 pmEggs Benedict Wa es Shrimp Salmon And MoreOutdoor Seating Available Call for reservations Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET $24.99 per person $24.99 per person The rst 100 people to make online reservations at The rst 100 people to make online reservations at BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM Receive Free Bottomless Mimosas for the entire table. Receive Free Bottomless Mimosas for the entire table. Also serving regular menu & Easter specials from 4pm 9 pm. Also serving regular menu & Easter specials from 4pm 9 pm. Live Piano Music by Bonnie Craig Lancaster Live Piano Music by Bonnie Craig LancasterTANTALIZING STARTERS DAZZLING ENTREES SCRUMPTIOUS DESSERTS DINNER DAILY 4PM 11PMHAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR : : 1/2 Price on all liquor, beer and wine by the glass Plus Discount Appetizers Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11Bennigans, Biddles & now Brattas has never tasted so good!!! Michael Bratta & Brenda Biddle invite you to experience our newly renovated dining room.12984 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 239.433.4449 239.433.4449 ANTALIZINGSTARTERS DAZZLINGENTREES SCRUMPTIOUSDESSERT S TRY OUR EVERYDAY EARLY BIRD TRY OUR EVERYDAY EARLY BIRD 2 ENTREES FOR $20.00 4pm-5:30pm 2 ENTREES FOR $20.00 4pm-5:30pm With the purchase of two beverages With the purchase of two beverages (enjoy Happy Hour with this offer) Enjoy Entertainment 7 Nights!Saturday 3/31 Special Appearance by Chicagos Jimmy Niteclub 7pmRenata & Paul performing multiple instruments every Tuesday & Friday Jazz Night Mondays with Danny SinoffSophisticated yet comfortable elegance with impeccable serviceSpecial Sunday 4/1 Two Dinners for $26.99 5:30pm until close
39 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Author Named VIP Member Of Whos Who For LiteratureSanibel resident Kyle Linda Miller, owner of Jungle House Publications, was recently named a VIP member of Worldwide Whos Who. This special distinction honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving personal and professional success. As the author and owner of Jungle House Publications, Miller writes and publishes original and creative childrens literature. She also presents at public speaking engagements, and markets her publishing projects, essentially providing her own publicity. Jungle House Publications is a publishing company that specializes in wildlife books for children. Millers 2005 book, Dillo: A Baby Armadillos Adventure on Sanibel Island, was a first-runner up for the 2009 Eric Hoffer Award in legacy fiction. In 2011, she received a Presidents Book Award silver medal from the Florida Publishers Association for her 2011 release, Snowy Pea and the Ghost Crab. She has also developed a wildlife education program around her most recent book, Trouper The True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon. She attributes her success to her passion for teaching children and her love for wildlife. Miller earned a Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Slippery Rock University in 1986, having received a Master of Science in physical education and coaching from Ohio University in 1983. She is the vice president and treasurer of the Florida Publishers Association, as well as a member of the Gulf Coast Writers Association, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. With her 2012 childrens book release of Trouper The True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon: The Beginning, the first of a series, Miller intends to reach as many children as possible through her writing. In the years to come, her writing and public appearances will focus on respecting and protecting all animals. For more information about Jungle House Publications, visit www.junglehousepublications.com. Kyle Linda Miller Aubuchon Addresses Local GOPsubmitted by George ClarkOn March 24 at the Sanibel Public Library, the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus featured Gary Aubuchon as the guest speaker. Mr. Aubuchon is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in the August 14 primary. This newly formed Congressional District encompasses both Sanibel and Captiva. Aubuchon presently represents District 74 in the Florida State Legislature, where he has served since 2006. He has held numerous leadership positions and is now chair of the prestigious Rules and Calendar Committee.During his address to the Caucus, Aubuchon spoke of the need for congressional members to engage each other without changing their core beliefs. He is truly concerned about Americas shift from a land of opportunity to a land of entitlement. He stressed the need to reform the tax system, to reduce government over-regulation, to facilitate a climate which will produce job growth and to closely monitor federal aid to those countries unfriendly to the United States. He wants to see manufacturing return to continued on page 46 ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d by : Follow us on acebook Yucatan Shrimp! Fish Tacos!
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201240 Easter Bunnies On Middle Gulf DriveIt looks like the Easter Bunny has already made a stop along Middle Gulf Drive on Sanibel. Edie Ethridge created these bunnies from coconuts, areka leaves, Spanish moss and tall grasses. If you happen to pass by Ethridges house during other holdiays, you might find turkeys, ghosts, Christmas balls or other seasonal decorations made by hand. Ethridges bunnies beside a planter Edie Ethridges hand-made Easter bunnies Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly Find Us on Facebook
41 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Matinee Film Director Series ContinuesBIG ARTS Film Societys annual Director Series features Nicholas Ray, an important influence in the French New Wave cinema movement of this era, which rejected the traditional form of the time and experimented in new visual style and narrative. The series is hosted by film aficionado, Sid Picker, who will lead an in-depth discussion before and after the screenings. All Director Series films are held Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Admission is $5. The April 4 film is The Lusty Men (1952), a classic western film starring Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy and Arthur Hunnicutt. When he sustains a rodeo injury, star rider Jeff McCloud (Mitchum) returns to his hometown as a hired hand with a local ranch, where he befriends fellow ranch hand Wes (Kennedy) and his wife, Louise (Hayward). Wes dreams of owning his own farm and believes rodeo winnings could help him finance it. He convinces Jeff to coach him and the threesome hit the road for one unforgettable rodeo adventure. The series ends on April 11 with the film Rebel Without A Cause (1953). This American movie classic with James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo explores the conflicts between generations in its story about a teenage boy who defies his parents wishes and goes against the schoolyard bullies at his high school. It is a social commentary on the youth culture in America at the time and was released less than one month after Deans death in a fatal car crash. Wood and Mineo earned Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Actor, respectively, for their performances in the film. Enhanced by surround sound, films will be shown in Schein Performance Hall, with a high-definition projection system and large screen. Listening devices are available for the hearing impaired. For tickets stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www. 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She moves from all-knowing matriarch to battle-hardened partner to sweet, protective nurturer without missing a beat. At one point, out of desperation concerning her precocious son Rudy, she says Will the Jesuits take him? My favorite line in the play.Their four children are Eddie (Justen Montgomery), Annie (Angelina Torre), Georgie (Jake Mann) and the hero of the tale, 12-year-old Rudy (Tommy Short). Hes an energetic, bright but unfocused kid who is beginning to question the Roman Catholic Church. Rudy believes God put us on earth to have fun and hes wondering why his family isnt having any. His talks with Jesus are priceless. Rather than learn his catechism he prefers to run home to amuse little brother Georgie with his impressions of Ed Sullivan. What makes this play work is the humanity of the characters playwright Tom Dudzick creates. Rudy is routinely held after class by Sister Clarissa (Nancy Antonio), who carries a clicker and a sturdy wooden ruler for discipline. We soon discover theres much more to her when she reveals a secret that helps us see our flawed patriarch in a more sympathetic light.Eddie and Annie are wrestling with teen problems. Eddie tries to smuggle copies of Playboy into his room and Annie is confused about becoming a young woman. Georgie, the mentallychallenged youngster is precious as he flies about the apartment in his Superman cape and shouts out a new swear word he learned. The cast does an excellent job bringing to life the complicated relationships of the family. Its especially difficult when a show has young actors in critical roles with lots of dialogue. In this case, they are all up to the challenge. Director Marc Tumminelli does a fine job keeping things moving in this nostalgic comedy. The set by William Davis covers the entire stage and brings back memories, with its avocado green stove, oval braided rug and formica and steel kitchen table with turquoise vinyl padded chairs.One of the great joys of Over The Tavern is that as you laugh out loud, you will be nodding your head in recognition. Tickets to this one will be going fast, so order yours soon by calling 472-6962, 395-0900, log on to www.BIGARTS.org or stop by the Marks Box Office at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Over The Tavern plays through April 21 at the Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201242 A Touch Of Red Exhibition Opens At Phillips GalleryThe Sanibel-Captiva Art League 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at BIG ARTS, A Touch Of Red, opens on Thursday, April 5 in Phillips Gallery. A reception and awards ceremony will take place Saturday, April 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Charles Miano, artist, educator and president of the Southern Atelier Fine Arts Center in Sarasota, will judge the artwork in the exhibit. Awards will also be presented by Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, who will be giving a Mayors Choice Award, and by Erick Lindblad, executive director of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Members of the Shell Islands Garden Club will display floral arrangements in keeping with the shows theme, A Touch Of Red. The public is invited to vote in a Peoples Choice Award. The competition draws from members of the Art Council of Southwest Florida, which includes more than 4,000 artists from 16 area art organizations. This years exhibit highlights the use of the color red, and will feature original works in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, collage, sculpture and original prints. All exhibited work is for sale. For more than 15 years, members from the Art Councils of Southwest Florida have been invited by the Sanibel-Captiva Art League to exhibit at BIG ARTS. The mission of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League is to create opportunities to create art, share art, support art education and to enhance the community artistically. In addition, artwork by Sanibel School students Julia Holston and Daniel Shuster will be displayed. BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, is open Monday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. A Touch Of Red exhibit will be open through Monday, April 30. A Touch Of Red Art Exhibit supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. For additional information about this exhibit, BIG ARTS events and membership or to sign up for workshops, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS. org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Gratitude by Julia Holston Medusa by Daphne Hammond, colored pencil ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceDELIVERY AVAILABLE TUE.SAT PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. SeasonalWinner 2010 Taste of the Islands Voted BEST PizzaWe now sell beer!VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 04/06/12 $14.99 BUY ONE ICE CREAM GET ONE FREE The The MLB Ticket MLB Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebookCOMING SOON: SANIBEL RED ALE! COMING SOON: SANIBEL RED ALE! 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 GROG SHOP THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m.Crown Royal 750 ml. Reg. $28.99 SALE $23.99Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $21.99Jose Cuervo Tequila Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99Bacardi Rum Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. Reg. $27.99 SALE $25.99 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio $22.99Mark West Pinot Noir $12.99Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $23.99
43 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Monday Night MovieA Separationsubmitted by Terry NagleWhen 99 percent of professional reviewers say its a great film; when a movie receives a 2012 Oscar plus an impressive array of international awards; and, most importantly, when audiences worldwide agree with these assessments, you can be reasonably certain your commitment of a few dollars and two hours of your time will be well spent. You will have just that opportunity on Monday night, April 2 when BIG ARTS shows, A Separation, an Iranian film (with subtitles) written and directed by gifted filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. A Separation can be seen as a courtroom drama; a political commentary; and/or a twisty thriller that gradually draws you in and becomes more engrossing with each new revelation. It is a rigorously honest, low-budget film that portrays a secular, middle-class family in Tehran in ever-deeper trouble over ethically complex issues. It takes a small domestic matter related to a son who feels obligated to care for his elderly father and quickly evolves into a family splintered by generation, class, gender, and honor. It is, however, far more than just a great foreign film it has universal messages regarding truth-telling and moral contradictions. The film opens with the mother and father seated before a judge seeking a divorce. It is not granted, however, the family separates. The only child, a 12-year-old daughter, stays with her father and grandfather as mom moves in with her parents. Dad hires a devout, chador-clad caretaker for his sick, dementia-suffering father and a crisis soon ensues. Farhadi treats viewers as adults and avoids gimmicks and cheap, emotional tugs at your heart as the plot becomes increasingly provocative, tense and complex. As one, over-the-top reviewer states: At the throbbing, screaming, moaning heart of this emotionally riveting and traumatically tragic contemporary Iranian drama is anger in all its seething glory. It consumes and devours the human soul, temporarily destroying the conscience. Everyone is infuriated with their lies, and how they channel and fumigate the wrath forms a ferociously realistic debate about egoworship, moral quandaries and social justice, yet it makes us feel an empathy for all these flawed characters. Its a powerful movie and one that you will want to discuss after youve seen it. A Separation shows at 7 p.m. April 2 at BIG ARTS. Tickets are $8. General Admission is $8, or purchase a film booklet of 11 tickets for $88. Film booklet holders must be seated no later than 6:45 p.m. to ensure a seat. All Monday night films begin at 7 p.m. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is supported by Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki, supporters George & Wendys Corner Grill, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Taxi. For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, call 395-0900, email info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Debut At FGCU Theatre Lab Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Theatre Lab invites the public to the opening of Faustus Burns Brightly, a play written, directed and designed by Professor Barry Cavin, incorporating Christopher Marlowes Doctor Faustus, running April 4 to 8, and April 11 to 15 in the Theatre Lab, located at the Arts Complex on campus. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sunday at 2 p.m. The performance centers on a group of recent college graduates who open a small theater on the dingy streets of Hollywood and decide to produce Marlowes Doctor Faustus as their opening show. Art and life blend when the young companys funding secret leads to their Faustian bargains. The play is based on true events. To purchase tickets online, visit http://theatrelab.fgcu.edu. For more information, call the box office at 590-7268. Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: 10,000 Views; Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT. Email your editorial copy to: email@example.com
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Not valid with any other promotion or discount, Must present ad. 10% OFF FOODLunch or Dinner Every Day BEER BATTERED FISH N CHIPS BASKET$9.95 Every DayIncludes French fries and coleslawOPEN 7 DAYS! Palm Ridge RoadPeriwinkle WayW EHungry Heron Across from CVS Upcoming Workshops At BIG ARTSSign-ups are ongoing for upcoming BIG ARTS workshops and Winter Academy courses. Full workshop and Winter Academy schedules are available at www.BIGARTS.org, or by contacting the main office at 395-0900. iPad Basics with Gerard Damiano is Monday, March 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Studio Clothed Model or Still Life with Eleanor Gause is Tuesday, March 20, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. iPhone Advanced with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Art of the iPhone with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 21, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Winter Academy Art History: The Changing Story of Art with Deborah Butler starts March 21, meets Wednesdays 9 a.m. to noon. iPad Advanced with Gerard Damiano is Thursday, March 22, 1 to 5 p.m. Intermediate Watercolor with Bea Pappas starts March 23, meets Fridays 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Torn Strip Papier-mch Sculpture with Jerry Churchill is Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Precious Metal Clay Jewelry: Capture the Sea with Mary Ann Devos is Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Art of the iPad with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 28, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Assistive Technology: Universal Access on Apple Products with Gerard Damiano is Wednesday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Layering of Transparent Watercolor with Patty Kane is Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advanced Apps (Apple products) with Gerard Damiano is Friday, March 30, 9 a.m. to noon. Great Themes Book Discussion, with Steve Oberbeck, starts April 2, meets Mondays 2 to 4 p.m. Adult Tap with Bobby Logue starts Tuesday, April 3, noon to 1:30 p.m. Adults Jazz/Hip Hop, with Bobby Logue starts Tuesday, April 3, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pilates Mat Class with Marsha Wagner starts Tuesday, April 3, 9 to 10 a.m. Stand in the Moment: Short Fiction or Memoirs, with Steve Oberbeck, starts Tuesday, April 3, 1 to 3 p.m. Glass Fusing (Wednesday) with Petra Kaiser starts Wednesday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Glass Fusing (Thursday) with Petra Kaiser starts Thursday, April 5, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Life Drawing Open Studio NonInstructed (morning session) with Carol Rosenberg starts April 6, meets Fridays 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Life Drawing Open Studio NonInstructed (afternoon session) with Carol Rosenberg starts April 6, meets Fridays 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Individual flute, piano and saxophone lessons are available for children and adult students. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road. icecreamchickwingshotdogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 Crotons I, watercolor by Patty Kane Second Annual STEMtastic Showcase The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and The School District of Lee County will present a STEMtastic Showcase on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. In an effort to introduce students and their parents to the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, students in kindergarten to 12th grade will have the opportunity to visit hands-on exhibits, meet local scientists and engage in STEM activities. Last year, more than 500 students attended the showcase with their parents. Students in Florida are falling behind in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, and we are working with the community, our local businesses, and the School District to ensure that Lee County students have the opportunity to learn about these career options, and become interested in pursuing an education in these fields, said Marshall Bower, president and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. The STEMtastic Showcase will have ongoing activities in the four hallways at the Lee County Public Education Center. Tables, exhibits, virtual classrooms, outdoor and indoor activities and computer labs will be set up so students can learn more about the various subject areas. Suncoast For Kids Foundation is the major sponsor of this event. For more information, call The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools at 337-0433. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
45 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Enjoy Beachfront Casual Dining Enjoy Beachfront Casual Dining Enjoy Beachfront Casual Dining Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine A Andrea, Your Host Also available for weddings, private parties and corporate events Call for Reservations Open for Dinner 7 Days a Week From 5 p.m. until Late (239)472-4559 Inside the Historic Isla nd Inn 3 111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Live Entertainment Nightly Barbara Smith on Fridays Marvilla Marzan on Saturdays Join us for live music and dancing every night with Pianoman Joe McCormick and guests Sundays featuring Dusk Duo Andrea with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation And featuring Paul Ventura, aka Mr. Swing Wednesdays featuring Prime Rib Prime Jazz Play Readings This Sunday BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater recently launched a community theater program that includes play readings of works written by Sanibel playwrights. The next play reading on Sunday, April 1 covers three plays Carmen Garmin, Lady Godiva of Flamingo Landing and Homecoming for Sergeant Porter. The readings begin at 7:30 p.m. at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way. Cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children 17 and under. Carmen Garmin, written by Marci Rudin and directed by Angie Koch, will be acted by Judy Kolosky and Doug McElheny. The story is about a driver whose GPS voice comes to life, and scolds him for neglecting his family. Lady Godiva of Flamingo Landing, also penned by Rudin and directed by Koch, is based on a true story. Three couples are on a train to Florida. The plot develops when a naked woman is discovered in a locker room. Actors are Fay Carney, Molly Dowling, Dorothy Donaldson, Don Hogg, Sidney Picker, Sid Simon and understudy Erstine McKay. Homecoming for Sergeant Porter is an intense drama about the effects of psychological trauma on war veterans. Homecoming was written by Wally Kain, and directed by Edina Lessack. Actors are Laurie Pickens and Doug McElheny. All play readings feature local talent both onstage and backstage. A talk-back session with the playwrights will take place after the three plays are presented, and audience participation is encouraged. Rudin, a resident for screenwriting at New Hampshires MacDowell Colony of the Arts, writes plays, screenplays and novels. Four of her plays have been presented in festivals in Manhattan, and one at a 10-minute play festival in Santa Cruz, California. One play won the 2006 Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre contest, and was read on the air on WGCU-FM radio station in Fort Myers. Several of her plays have received staged readings. She has also published two non-fiction books, and her articles and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The Congressional Quarterly Researcher and Encyclopedia Judaica. Kain was born in Nebraska and grew up in Yonkers, New York. He has degrees from Princeton and Harvard Law School, and served during the Korean War with the 82nd Airborne Division. Kain has had several careers, the first of which was in the world of patents and copyrights for inventors and authors. He was drawn to do creative work painting watercolors and writing while living on Sanibel. Writing for island newspapers led to elective office and two terms as mayor of Sanibel. He has two published novels, The Nunca Riddle (2003) and The Red Column (2006), and is working on A Fly In The Butter true stories about growing up in the 1930s and 1940s. Homecoming for Sergeant Porter was a finalist in the 2008 Naples Players New Play Contest. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including ticket prices and links to performers websites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Fay Carney Don Hogg Sidney Picker Doug McElheny Dorothy Donaldson Judy Kolosky Sid Simon Laurie PickensShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Me Dukesubmitted by Ray BuckRichard Duke Barron, the complete man from Michigan (although he has been one with Sanibel the last 25 years), will have a book signing event for his recently published work Call Me Duke at The Island Book Nook on Sanibel on Monday, April 9 from noon to 2 p.m. Barrons essays on his mid-20th century days growing up in Niles, Michigan in World War II years, will resonate not only with those from that state, but with any midwesterner who was a youth of that period. And many others. Barron is a craftsman with words and memory. For the last dozen years, he has been writing his stories, originally for his large family (seven children) and hordes of grandchildren. Then, after joining one of the Sanibel writing groups, hes been writing for Sanibel as well. Twice a year for eight years, he has read his pieces at the competitively selected Writers Read, many in the 120-plus person audiences at BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery come to the event especially to hear him read. He reads dramatically, and his prose lends itself to the presentation. In the 33 stories in Call Me Duke, Big Mike, Dukes railroad-man dad, comes across as the wise and benign masculine presence that binds the family. He is not alone in holding a prominent place in this book. The ordinary and extraordinary citizens (of all ages) of Niles come alive in this charming history of childhood, and more. Duke Barron was introduced to Sanibel Island 25 years ago. A dozen years ago, he bought his seasonal home in Periwinkle Park where he and his wife, Nona, escape the winter cold and snows of Kalamazoo, Michigan where they have a home among the large Barron gang. Duke is a graduate of Western Michigan and the University of Michigan, where he earned his Masters. For many of his years with the telephone company in (you guessed it Michigan), Duke was in the Detroit area, and had a brief moment of consequence with the Romney family, recounted not in the book but at a recent meeting of the Writing Group on the island. Hopefully, there will be a second volume that will include this grownup tale. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer 2. Chasing Midnight by Randy Wayne White 3. Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns by Ron Base 4. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 6. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 7. Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 8. Dry Grass Of August by Anna Mayhew 9. Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 10. A Bubble Moment by Katie Gardenia Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownIsland Girlby Brenda HuntI like Evies fuschsia flip-flops Her matching nail polish And the toe ring she wears I like her life is not A dress rehearsal mindset And her bright pink lipstick. I like her afternoon margaritas And her irreverent attitude. I like all the Evies in the world As they whiz past me on their bikes Tennis racquets hanging out their backpacks. Skin browned by the Florida sun They take no prisoners. Their time is precious Nothing to be taken for granted. Island Girl was written by Brenda Hunt from Queensville, Ontario, Canada. Hunt is a retired French teacher who now spends her winters on Sanibel. She had spent many of her spring breaks on Sanibel and hoped that one day she would be lucky enough to call Sanibel her second home. This year she took part in Vicki Lettmanns Writing Workshop for Everyone at BIG ARTS. She was inspired to write Island Girl when she read a Mark Twain quote on her coffee cup in the Sanibel Bean: Its not the years in a life but the life in the years. From page 39Aubuchon Addresses GOPthis country and he believes in a strong military while cutting waste wherever possible. Aubuchon concluded his talk with an informative question-and-answer session. The next meeting of the Republican Caucus will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at Meeting Room 4 of the library. Byron Donalds, candidate for Congress in the August 14 primary, will be the guest speaker. All are welcome to attend. Richard Duke Barron To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213 For consideration, please send typed poems with a short biography to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Attn: Don Brown or send a Microsoft Word attachment to donbrown@alum. mit.edu Read us online at IslandSunNews.com ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201246
Wednesday Wisdom Series Holly Maiz, MA, DTR, and Virginia Jones, Psy.D., of Secret Signals Seminars return to The Community House on Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate springs arrival by presenting the third in the 2012 Wednesday Wisdom Series. Continuing the exploration of biology and psychology, Coming Home: Reclaiming Life explores our ability to stay fresh in creating our lives. When we speak of coming home, we are talking about being present in our lives, moment to moment. As we mature, its easy to get into a routine were everything is a repeat performance. We imagine that there is safety in doing and thinking as we always have. Although this is true in some situations, it is also the case that our bodies and our world are always changing. Lifes events, joyous or painful, can challenge our reliance on habitual behaviors. What used to work, no longer does. Conscious awareness is the tool we can use to bring ourselves into presence, to bring us home to ourselves. Judgment or opinions, which are thoughts about experience may be unavoidable and sometimes necessary. If we learn to be more curious in direct experience meaning noticing without judgment sensations, feelings and thoughts then we become more present in our lives. That presence cultivates adaptability, creativity, responsibility and brings more joy into each moment. Presence cultivates playfulness. Remember an occasion when you lost track of time, when you were enjoying what you were doing so much that you were without interpretation or judgment? With experience we learn what has worked for us. When we use this knowledge in a creative way while not closing ourselves off to new input it opens doors to fresh perception and playful experiences. Adaptability is not throwing experience and knowledge to the wind but remaining flexible enough to respond appropriately to any situation. Adaptability is a survival skill. It is part of our biological makeup that our survival as individuals as well as a species has been dependent on our ability to balance adapting to change with saving time and energy through patterned behavior. Being away from home or a lack of presence can lead to boredom, anxiety, depression or a general sense of dis-ease. It can also be experienced as irritability, confusion or a sense of isolation and hopelessness. Functional problems can follow such as pain, digestive and cardiac disorders. If we define a sense of home as the experience of nurturance, security, and relaxation, what takes us away from being at home with ourselves? This seminar will explore how can we restore ourselves to being present and reclaim our lives. In this three-hour workshop, Jones and Maiz will provide: Examples and exercises that bring us home to our sensations, thoughts and behaviors. Experiences that help us clarify whether or not our choices reflect our values and if we are consciously constructing our lives. A demonstration that biofeedback trains our ability to be present. Research based data that indicates the importance of balance between habitual vs new behaviors. Concrete tools that will enable you to understand body/mind health Interventions that may include movement, sound, laughter, biofeedback, cognitive strategies, behavioral changes, mindfulness meditation, and breathing. Psychotherapists Holly Maiz and Gini Jones bring different but complementary perspectives to their workshops. Before their psychotherapist training, Maiz was a dancer and Jones was a biology teacher. Holly is a body/mind psychotherapist with specialties in addiction, eating disorders and optimal aging, and training in the instruction of Yoga, QiGong and Pilates. On Sanibel, she works with groups and individuals. Jones is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialties in health psychology, anxiety and panic disorders. Also trained as a biofeedback therapist, she is in private practice on Sanibel. Together, they bring a wellrounded knowledgeable view of your biology and psychology to help you make successful life-style changes. Cost for pre-registered participants is $20 or $25 at the door. Visit www. SecretSignals.net for more information on this seminar. To pre-register for Coming Home: Reclaiming Life, call or text 699-4545 or 898-1047, e-mail SecretSignals@yahoo. com, snail mail to P.O. Box 821, Sanibel, FL 33957 or use contact us at www. SecretSignals.net. Holly Maiz and Gini Jones 47 ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012
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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 40 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MARCH 30, 2012 B BSECTION Committee of the Islands Board of Directors (from left): Jill Dillon, Phyllis Gresham, Mike Gillespie, Claire Mallon, Barbara Joy Cooley, Jim Beauchamp, Ruth Woodham, David Bath, Wayne Ponader, and Larry Schopp. Not pictured: John Harries, Martin Packard and Bud ReinholdWater Problems A Mess But Fixable, Says Keynote Speaker At Committee Of The Islands Annual MeetingBy Mike Gillespie, Vice President Committee of the IslandsWe have a mess on our hands. So spoke Daniel DeLisi, Lee Countys representative to the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District. He delivered what he called this sobering message to members and friends of the Committee of the Islands last week at their 2012 Annual Meeting. The mess DeLisi referred to was his term for what has been done over the past century to the Everglades, a result of decades of efforts to drain the region and re-direct its waters for development and agricultural purposes. Today we here in Southwest Florida are at the receiving end of measured water releases from Lake Okeechobee that affect our local continued on page 20B Monday After The Masters To Debut At South Seassubmitted by Ken GooderhamSouth Seas Island Resort is hosting a new event to celebrate a spectacular winter season, give golfers multiple chances to win $10,000 and to raise funds for a hard-working Captiva group all in the wash of a Captiva sunset. The inaugural Monday After The Masters Golf Event & Sunset Community Celebration takes to the course on Monday, April 9, with a 4 p.m. shotgun start on South Seas beautiful Par 3 golf course that boasts finishing holes running parallel with the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. With a maximum of 18 foursomes, every player will have an opportunity to win $10,000 on five different holes (five opportunities), with the remaining holes offering hole-in-one prizes and a closest to the pin contest. The closest-to-the-pin winners will then compete in a shootout on the ninth hole as the sun sets, with the winner donning Captivas Green Jacket. This event has been created not only for golfers but for non-golfers as well. Hospitality tents surrounding the ninth hole will offer great views of the players and the sunset shootout along with spectator-friendly access throughout the course. A silent auction will also offer hotel deals, certificates and other items adjacent to the ninth green. Finally, a cash bar and barbecue will be available to cap off a successful event, along with a typically spectacular Captiva sunset. The success of an event like this is dependent on word-of-mouth and the involvement of community supporters, said organizer and panel member Rick Hayduk. Panel members have already committed to more than half of the available foursomes but the true potential for this event lies in it being an incredible community gathering on the golf course overlooking the beach. Weather permitting, the event is poised to be a wonderful community celebration. Money raised will go towards the funding of the Captiva Community Panels initiatives, which include the community-driven update of Captiva-specific language in the Lee Plan (its comprehensive land use plan) and the countys Land Development Code to protect the long-term interests of the island. Since its inception, the panel has combined donations from the community with more than $350,000 in grants to study water quality and re-vegetate the island after Hurricane Charley while fostering a strong relationship with Lee County officials on a range of issues affecting the island. Even though expenses are kept to a minimum and all panel members serve voluntarily, the panel doesnt receive any funding from Lee County and is reliant upon private donations to fund its efforts. Foursomes and sponsorships are still available, with details (and a registration form) available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. For more information, call 472-7565 and ask about Monday After The Masters. Kanzius Cancer Technology Moving Forwardby Jim GeorgeMarianne Kanzius puts a human touch to a very complex medical project that could ultimately reduce or even end the suffering of many cancer patients. Mariannes husband John passed away three years ago from cancer, and she continues to lead his project forward with quiet and determined confidence sprinkled with large doses of optimism about the future of the project. John Kanzius developed a technology during his illness that could possibly change the course of cancer treatment. The Kanzius technology works by emitting radio waves from a radio frequency generator that heats and kills cancer cells targeted with nanoparticles, microscopic pieces of metal that are injected into the bloodstream. The device has been proven to kill pancreatic cancer cells in live mice continued on page 25B Marianne Kanzius
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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20124B Historical Village Thanks Docents And VolunteersThe Sanibel Historical Museum & Village hosted more than 80 of its hard-working volunteers last week at a luncheon at the Island Inns Traditions On The Beach restaurant. Continuing the theme of the museums successful fundraiser, Its In The Bag, board members congratulated volunteers with the message Its In The Bag: Weve had a great year! The museums dedicated docents make it possible for the museum to operate as well as put on its special events and shows, including the popular quilt show, the Village Gift Shop, holiday decorations, the training of new volunteers, special tours, the annual fundraiser, archives and displays. After lunch, author of Historic Sanibel & Captiva Islands: Tales of Paradise, Jeri Magg showed a slide show with pictures of Old Captiva versus New Captiva and told stories of the past days of Sanibels sister island. More than 20 new docents have joined the museum family this year, training with board members and experienced docents. They are: New Docents Leslie Alteri Merilyn Cummings-Kirby Carol DiCorpo Janet Frizzell Jim Frizzell Buzz Griffin Julianne Kocourek Mary Ann Lokitus Susie Marks Marianne Masterson Dick McNeill Carol Ann Mosel Lucy Nordahl Gerri Perkins Susan Rosenberg Barry Roth Brenda Segura Sally Shelton Mary Watson Mary White Dave Wolfe Sandy Wolfe Docents reaching milestones in their years-of-service were also recognized: 15 Years of Service Mickie Kaplan Dottie Miller Gayl Ponce 10 Years of Service Debbie Gleason Christel Heidecker Gail Meier Paula Newton Jean Turney 5 Years of Service Bill Bachman Irma Cummings Pat Hoesel Ted Hoesel Kathy Lear Kevin ODonnell Isabelli Rasi Karl Rodman Barbara Stull Gerry Verblaauw Board Vice President Gayle Pence thanks museum volunteers Volunteers Barbara Eisenberg and Lois Codair with author Jeri Magg (center) Author Jeri Magg with museum docent Manfred Strobel, who took photographs for her book, Historic Sanibel & Captiva Islands Program speaker author Jeri Magg being introduced by Blair Wyatt
5B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Assisted Living Lets Play Dress-upby Priscilla Friedersdorf Our new Frommers designation engenders a sartorial responsibility. Ask yourself before rushing out willy nilly, What sort of image am I projecting to the tourists of the worlds number one destination? What will those recent arrivals think as they sip their latte or espresso on the verandas of Baileys, Jerrys and The Bean? At what point do people say to you, Ethel/Larry is that you? If it is in the cocktail lounge at The Sanctuary on Saturday night or prior to a performance at BIG ARTS you know your everyday man or woman about the island image needs buffing and polishing. Try to adhere to a high standard. No Muscle undershirts at Timbers early bird or Traders Happy Hour. Make certain the soles of your flip-flops are intact and have no crumbling edges, or if socks are worn with sandals that they do not collapse and crumple around your ankles. Pay close attention to shorts or trousers whose elastic waist bands gave up continued on page 14B Hortoons Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Banking BusinessDefinitely a matter of dollars and sense. Its worlds away from the olden days of friendly tellers at the windows and mostly a matter of deposits or withdrawals with occasional mortgages thrown in. Given that Sanibel is small, the banks operating here need to be seen as a part of the community a giving part, that is and how to put that face forward presents a challenge to personnel ingenuity. SunTrust provides Pelican Knitters with weekly meeting space. For almost two hours each Wednesday, they occupy a large meeting room which provides sufficient space around the long table with comfortable chairs for the several dozen likely to be knitting that morning. An added benefit is the wall of storage space where they can keep their records, patterns, projects, materials, etc. In a final jot of generosity, the bank lets them use the copying machine when necessary to re-produce patterns or other handouts and, if needing to be caffeinated, the knitters are free to visit the banks coffee pot. Bank of the Islands is a nice place to visit in terms of the visual excitement provided. They have a huge aquarium whose occupants are fed daily by Eric, one of the customer service people. (Overall, routine tank maintenance is handled by an outside company.) Right next to this is a huge box marked FISH, where people are encouraged to drop in boxed or canned goods to be delivered to that agency. In full view on the front lawn is the automobile being raffled off for the yearly Sanibel School fundraiser. Inside the lobby, the bank promotes island artists with occasional displays of their work, including those from The Sanibel Schools art classes. Craving a snack? Feel free to have some coffee and cookies, these baked fresh each morning by one of the tellers. Who eats them? Customers and even casual walk-throughs who might be coming on bank business or else just to sit and read current island papers or USA Today or browse exhibits. They have a bank logo, which many customers put in their car windows. Each week, if one is spotted on the roadway by a bank person, the license number of the car is posted in the bank lobby. The winner gets $100 if they come to claim it. And what happens with that money? The winner can choose any island non-profit to be the recipient. The morning I happened by, Jason Maughan a local attorney won. The amount that day, because of unclaimed rollovers, was $1,500. He chose to give it to the Childrens Educational Center of the Islands to be used for their scholarship fund. Each year, the bank gives away $5,200 this way for a total of $45,000 spent since they began the We Love Our Islands program. Golf tees the long ones. Theres a basket filled with them and savvy golfers stop by to pick them up, noting its hard to find shops that carry this size anymore. Sanibel Captiva Community Bank... independent and definitely not one of a large chain. Its headquartered here and owned by Sanibel residents. Each morning, it greets its customers with hot coffee and fresh baked Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. (Even drive-throughs can get cookies-to-go plunked into a small paper bag though the window teller said hand-held is surer not to crumble.) Cookie-lovers, when queried, said this is their favorite do-it-yourself brand at the local markets. Tastes good, too. I know because even though its not my bank, when I pedal past I sometimes stop by for a freebie. For customers not needing face-toface teller transactions or those not wanting to drive over to Library Way, the bank has four ATMs located elsewhere on the island for simple cash-andgo transactions. In the category of community dogooding, this bank supports Blessings In A Backpack, a non-profit program which provides weekend nourishment for children qualifying for federal free and reduced meals. Items include ready to eat foods all choices are kid friendly, healthy, light in weight, nonperishable and easy both to carry and to prepare. ($80 will feed one child for the entire school year.) In the lobby, youll find a range of pottery bowls set out on a table near the entrance door. These all made by middle school students at The Sanibel School and your $20 contribution goes into the collection box while you are free to choose a bowl to take away. Dollars and cents. Far more than merely money these days. Welcome to todays world of banking. SanibelRealEstateMarket.comJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate inc.
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 20126B Around The IslandsNew Surf Shop Opens On East End; Final Month For Farmers Marketby Anne MitchellBig Dog Surf Shop has been open for less than two weeks and is already filling a need for beach supplies and accessories on Sanibels east end. Owner John Cahill, himself a lifelong surfer hailing from Maryland, says even people who dont surf find surf shops cool. Big Dog sports lifesize curling waves painted on the walls, Beach Boys music and a photo op wall where customers can pose with surfboards. One section of the store is devoted to beach essentials, items such as Reef Safe sunscreen, towels and Frisbees. Cahill sells high end stand-up paddleboards, but if youre not ready to make a big purchase or are just visiting, you can rent less expensive ones to see how you like the sport. Also for sale are surfboards, skim boards, body boards, skateboards and such, Cahill is a font of local knowledge and is happy to pass it along. I heard him telling customers where to get paddleboard lessons, details about the Sanibel Sea School, and information about other surf-related activities. He knows he cant be all things to all people, but his enthusiasm is evident. Matching people up with great instructors is a service we offer, he says. For the convenience of patrons, Cahill carries a small selection of womens and girls bikinis, sun hats, inexpensive sunglasses by Moda, and a collection of braided surfer bracelets, anklets and necklets. He has a good selection of SPF 50+ shirts for all ages by Tribal Surf; USA-made recyclable Okabashi flip-flops; and thong sandals from $8.99. He carries Maui Rippers Hawaiian-made shorts and T-shirts for men. The company started off making lifeguard shorts and people liked the quick-dry, soft feel of the fabric so they expanded the product. His own line of Big Dog T-shirts features his familys beagle, Wishbone. His canine companion in the store is the very mellow Asta, a Catahoola leopard dog. So if you need surfing supplies, beach essentials or just helpful advice and information, drop into the store at 459 Periwinkle Way, or phone 472-0966. The Sanibel Island Farmers Market will be closing at the end of April. But you can still catch it every Sunday until then rain or shine from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., including Easter Sunday. The market is located at 800 Dunlop Road, between the Sanibel Public Library and BIG ARTS. Youll find locally grown and organic produce, seafood, imported and domestic cheeses, baked goods, flowers and plants, hand-made soaps and candles, readymade meals to go, barbecue and soul food. The Sanibel Neighbors Club (SNC) has welcomed Cips Place restaurant as its newest business member. Cips Place, open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., is located in the Forever Green Shopping Center, 2055 Periwinkle Way. Cips is a perfect fit for Neighbors Club with their history here on Sanibel, said Jason LaManna, SNC co-founder. He added, We are excited to have them on board and are looking forward to our members enjoying the benefits they have to offer. Cips Place is the 22nd business to join SNC in its first two months. Their first weekly special, to be announced on the Sanibel Neighbors Club website and by email to all SNC members, will be a complimentary glass of house wine to all members who purchase an islander favorite entre: these entrees are served all day. Members must show their membership card to claim. The club is a loyalty program for Sanibel residents that offers weekly specials from island businesses. New specials are added weekly. All specials are posted on the club website and emailed to members. The annual membership fee is $15; $5 of the first years fee goes to a local non-profit of the members choosing. For more information and joining instructions log on to www. SanibelNeighborsClub.com or stop by Hillgate Communications located in the Baileys Center at 2451 Periwinkle Way. The Sanibel Health Club is now opening weekdays at 5 a.m. as of March 26. New hours are Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come join us for coffee, breakfast and a workout, says co-owner Tim Shevlin. The fitness center is at 975 Rabbit Road, phone 395-2639. The Tower Gallery is extending Charlie McCulloughs Historical Images of Sanibel and Captiva show through April due to the overwhelming response and interest in his work. New photographs will continue to come in as others sell, said Jo Anne Bedient, of Tower Gallery. Tower Gallery is at 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, phone 472-4557. Hours are 10 a.m. until 9 .pm. daily. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn has live entertainment nightly. This weeks lineup starting Thursday, March 29: Pianoman Joe McCormick for popular favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, Jazz and Pop for dancing; Friday, Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and vocalist Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals with pop, R&B, country and jazz for dancing and listening; Monday, Joe McCormick; Tuesday, Joe McCormick; Wednesday, Prime Rib & Prime Jazz with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation featuring vocalist Mr. Swing Paul Ventura performing smooth jazz classics. Traditions continued on page 10B One of a selection of Tribal Surf SPF 50+ shirts at Big Dog Skim boards and board shorts at Big Dog Surf Shop John Cahill of Big Dog Surf Shop with some of the boards he sells Photograph of the Sanibel Lighthouse by Charlie McCullough, from an exhibition of his work at Tower Gallery through April Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page.
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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201210B S.W. FLORIDAS LEADERS IN REAL ESTATEIf Youre Thinking About Buying or Selling Real Estate, Call McMurray & Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate Today! 239 850 7 88 8 ( M ikes Cell ) Mike @ McMurrayandNette.co m 239 28 1.44 3 5 ( Trevors Cell ) Trevor @ McMurra y andNette.com MCMURRAY & NETTEOF ROYAL SHELL REAL ESTATE SanibelRealEstateMarket.comJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate inc. The Sanibel Sprout Opens For BuisnessMarch 21 was a big day for the new shop, The Sanibel Sprout. They hosted their inaugural ribbon-cutting with the Chamber of Commerce, where supporters from all over the islands came out to celebrate the stores opening. The Sanibel Sprout is a new familyowned, inter-generational organic health food store and it is the only one on Sanibel & Captiva. We like to think of ourselves as the Islands wellness hub, where our customers are welcome to browse, shop and find fun and empowering educational resources, said Nikki Rood, co-owner of the business. Co-owner Edith Rood added, At The Sanibel Sprout, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality organic foods and products to support the process of internal energy production and renewal. The mother and daughter owned store offers a weekly vegetable/fruit organic co-op basket that members can order each week. The baskets contain the freshest and organic in-season produce available. The Sanibel Sprout is located at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 in the Sanibel Deli/Island Pharmacy Shopping Plaza. For more information, log on to www.thesanibelsprout.com. The Sanibel Sprout owners Edith and Nikki RoodFrom page 6BLive On Islandsis at 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 4724559. Cips Place has live music from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with Jimmy G on steel drums. Steve Scooter Reynolds performs Thursday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Cips is at 2055 Periwinkle Way. Phone 472-0223. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-1771. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grown-up races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Live entertainment at George & Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille: Wednesdays, Robbie Hutto; Thursdays Karaoke; Fridays Chris Workman; Saturdays alternating, John Memeli and The TroubleStarters; and Sunday, Taylor Nave, young talent on keyboard and viocals The restaurant is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Phone 395-1263. 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The Ball Busters had topped the league for the past three years until they finally succumbed to the superior firepower from the Fort Myers team composed of shooters from throughout Lee County. In the match between Bunts Ball Busters and Fresh Legion Crew, Pattee Frank again showed she could keep up with the boys as she notched two wins to bring her win total to 21 for the year. Frank is the top woman player in the league by 25 percentage points. Kelly Greten, Doc Lubinski and Jimbo Gaubatz went undefeated for their Odd Ball squad and helped their teammates to a 15-1 submerging of George & Wendys. Pool League Standings page 24B
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2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Colonnades #47, aka Colony Resort near-beach condo with income from nitely rentals $149K 1847 Farm Trail, single-family lot in mid-island community of old-FLstyle homes, pool & tennis $249K 1120 Olga Ave lot $299K Sundial Beach & Golf Resort #I-101, like-new ground-floor corner Club Suite with superb income $349.9K 5307 Umbrella Pool Rd lot $449K Compass Point #141, remodeled beach-front income-producing 2 bedroom plus den $999K 220 Southwinds Dr, quaint yet charming beach home, steps to deeded beach access, now $499K Seashells of Sanibel #37, nearbeach 2nd floor 2 bedroom steps to pool & tennis, on-site rentals $274K Sanibel Arms West #M7, incomeproducing 2nd floor 2 bedroom with washer/dryer $399.9K 545 Rabbit Rd lot $199K 555 Piedmont Rd lot $149K 837 Limpet Dr lot $930K Lighthouse Point #332, top-floor sunset& bay-view 2 bedroom with den, terraces & balcony $474K 542 North Yachtsman Dr, charming home on direct-deepwater-access canal with large dock $699K Sandalfoot #5C1, beach-front 2-bedroom walkout with terrific onsite rental income $699K Oceans Reach #2B1, highly-rated investment rental with covered parking & xtra storage $699K Mariner Pointe #1043, top-floor direct bay-front 2 bedroom with high ceilings & boating $299.9K Gulfside Place #319, penthouse with 2 pools, saunas, tennis courts, on-site mgmt $974K Dunes 3-bedroom townhome with new roof. Community amenities include beach access $324.9K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 SanibelSusan.com Kings Crown #212, bright corner gulf-view condo in semi-residential complex with pool & tennis $599K 1118 Sand Castle Rd, vacant lot in Dunes golf & tennis community with this pool plus beach access $299K 13B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201214B From page 5BPlay Dress-upthe battle several years ago and now hover about your hips or give a balloon aspect to your derriere. T-shirts should be of a discernable color and not have frayed or stretched neckbands which reveal your clavicle. Mr. Bailey, of course, does not give an apple fritter about this, but a buffed tourist couple pondering whether to spend next season on Bali, sign up for a Caribbean cruise, a stay in Monaco or return to Sanibel might take your de rigueur island casual as a bit louche. Safeguard your collection of casual attire from marauding spring cleaning spouses the summer crowd, with their relaxed attitudes and lower sartorial standards, will be arriving. And if you need to replenish your island look, Noahs Ark Bag Day is coming. 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Sanctuarys Pazdera Named Assistant Golf Pro Of The YearJon Pazdera, Assistant Golf Professional at The Sanctuary Golf Club, was named 2011 Southwest Florida Chapter for the PGA, Assistant Golf Professional of the Year by his peers last week. Pazdera received an official letter from the awards chairman inviting him to receive his award publicly at the annual spring meeting in April. This is the highest honor awarded to Assistant Golf Professionals. Pazdera demonstrates consistent and outstanding service at the club. He provides service to industry peers; shows exceptional leadership qualities at the club and amongst his peers; displays a commitment to improving opportunities for assistants within the PGA Section and/or Chapter; and portrays a positive image of both the PGA Professional and the PGA of America. Pazdera is the current chairman of the Southwest Florida Chapter of Assistant Golf Professionals. We could not be more proud of Jon. He is an outstanding young Golf Professional, a terrific young man and truly demonstrates the necessary qualities to win the award, said Ed Lockard, Director of Golf at The Sanctuary Golf Club. We are very lucky to have him at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Pazdera stated, Its an honor to receive this award and I cannot be more thankful. Its been a privilege to work at some great facilities with The Sanctuary Golf Club being one of them for the past seven seasons. They have groomed me into the PGA Golf Professional that I am today, giving me the resources and tools to achieve this goal. Also, the love and support my parents have given me has really made me the person that I am. Id like to thank my peers for acknowledging my hard work. The recognition is greatly appreciated. For more information regarding the PGA of America, visit www.pga.com. Jon Pazdera SCCF Tournament, Raffle And Silent AuctionIts too late to sign up to play in SCCFs 20th Annual Tennis Tournament at The Dunes PavelBlackwood Tennis Academy, but the public is welcome to stop by and enter our raffle and silent auction for some great gifts. Raffle prizes include a beautiful, large dolphin vase by Sanibel glass artist Luc Century as well as a stay in historic St. Augustine. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25. Silent auction donations include gift certificates from Ace Hardware, Ace Performer, Beachview Tennis Golf & Restaurant, Captiva Cruises Sunset Cruise, Cips, Danny Morgan, Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille, The Dunes, George & Wendys Corner Grill, Jensens Twin Palm Resort & Marina, Kay Casperson Girlfriends Spa Party, Lazy Flamingo, Lighthouse Caf, Lily & Company, Monica Fields, A stay at a Sundial Condo from Royal Shell, Sanibel Day Spa, Stay in a St. Augustine Bed & Breakfast, Tarpon Bay Explorers Gift Basket, Thistle Lodge, Traders, Twilight Caf and a stay at the West Wind Inn. To place bids, stop by The Dunes Pavel-Blackwood Tennis Academy on Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. Event organizers are pleased to welcome Francis Bailey as this years lead tournament sponsor and FineMark National Bank & Trust as the sponsor of the Friday night cocktail party for players. Tournament proceeds benefit SCCFs General Operating Fund. SCCF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Enter the Tennis Tournament raffle to win this elegant dolphin vase by Luc Century Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
15B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 e Law O ce ofJanet M. Strickland, P.A.23 Years Experience Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probates & Estates Business & Corporate Law Sale of BusinessVisit Us Online at www.jmslawyer.com 472-3322 e Village 2340 Periwinkle Way Suite J-1 Sanibel, FL 33957(Located in the executive o ces behind the shops) ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Beachview Men And The 112 Clubsubmitted by Jack TukeyOn Tuesday, March 20 the Beachview Mens Golf Association played a very modified stableford game: net bogie 1 point, net par 2 points, net birdie 3 points and net eagle 4 points. The foursome of Jim Mulka, Tom Ware, Jerry Mader and Bill Blankenship were the winners, thanks in large part to several long putts holed by Smiley Blankenship for an overall score of 168. In second place was the team of Tony Bricks Baldino, Bob Hole-in-One Richlin, Rene Mr. Swiss Lohser, and Bill (no nickname yet) Fetherston with a score of 164. In third was the foursome of Fred Zimmer, Guy Tober, Dave Smith and Dick Chocol with a total of 148. On Saturday, March 24, the men played a four-person, two best-ball net game. There was a unique finish to the day when six of the nine foursomes ended with a score of 112. This is the first time in recent memory that more than three teams have finished with the exact same score. Our pro was heard to say Impossible! Two teams came in with a slightly higher score and then we had to wait for the last team to arrive and they had the winning score of 110. That was the foursome of Dave Wiseley, Hunt Etheridge, Ralph Barton, and John Kilkenny. And then to determine who would be awarded second place from the 112 Club, there was a scorecard playoff of all six teams. With two net birdies on the 18th hole, the foursome of Skip Tutor, Jerry Mader, Dave Smith and Jack Tukey were the second place winners. In third was the team of Mike Mackay, Guy Tober, Dick Arnould and Al Krause. Tuesday, March 20 winners, Bill Blankenship, Jerry Mader and Tom Ware (not pictured Jim Mulka Saturday, March 24 winners, Hunt Etheridge, Ralph Barton, John Kilkenny and Dave Wiseley To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201216B TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Dunes Womens Golf ResultsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the DWGA event results from Friday, March 23 Format: New Pal Flight #1 (Team HCP Range 37.8 48.2) 1st Anne Frymoyer 54 Gussie Blue 2nd Daphne Hellmuth 60 Mike Dutton 3rd June Muench 61 Annie Wainwright Flight #2 (Team HCP Range 51.6 58.5) 1st Maureen Rains 55 Joan Kent 2nd Kenene Weymouth 57 Mardi Glenn 3rd Linda Defrancisco 59 Mary Ann Parmelee Flight #3 (Team HCP Range 59.4 75.8) 1st Margaret Dwyer 57 Adrienne Cross 2nd Rosemary Ryan 58 Jan Baker 3rd Tanya Hochschild 60 Bridget Funk 3rd Judy Yenkole 60 Nancy Orr Chip-Ins Cathy Sleiter (Hole #14) Margaret Dwyer (Hole #10) Gussie Blue (Hole #13) Mary Donovan (Hole #1) Anne Frymoyer Gussie Blue Daphne Hellmuth Mike Dutton June Muench Annie Wainwright Maureen Rains Joan Kent Kenene Weymouth Mardi Glenn Linda Defrancisco Mary Ann Parmelee Margaret Dwyer Adrienne Cross Rosemary Ryan Jan Baker Tanya Hochschild Bridget Funk Nancy Orr Judy Yenkole Hole-In-OneOn March 22, Alex Okray, 18, scored a hole-in-one on the 101yard second hole at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Okray used a pitching wedge and a Titleist ball. It was the first hole-in-one of Okrays golfing career. Hole-In-OneOn March 22, Nick Sbrockey scored a hole-in-one on the 132yard sixth hole at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Sbrockey used a 6 iron. It was the second hole-in-one of Sbrockeys golfing career. SPORTS QUIZ1. Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro set a record in 2010 for most RBIs in a major-league debut. How many did he have? 2. In 2011, Atlantas Brian McCann became the second person in major-league history to have a pinch-hit, game-tying homer in the ninth and followed with a game-winning home run. Who was the rst? 3. Who was the last coach of the Houston Oilers before Jeff Fisher took over in 1994 and the team eventually moved to Tennessee? 4. Entering the 2011-12 season, Kentucky was the No. 1 team for total victories in Division I college basketball (2,052). Name three of the next ve schools. 5. How many players reached the 100-point plateau in the NHL in the 2010-11 season? 6. Name the Russian superheavyweight Olympic weightlifter who won two gold medals and had a nine-year unbeaten streak (1970-78). 7. Who was the last LPGA golfer before Yani Tseng (2010-11) to capture two womens majors in consecutive years.1. Six. 2. Jeff Heath of the Boston Braves in 1949. 3. Jack Pardee (1990-94). 4. Kansas (2,038 wins), North Carolina (2,033), Duke (1,944), Syracuse (1,800) and Temple (1,766). 5. Just one, Vancouvers Daniel Sedin, with 104 points (41 goals, 63 assists). 6. Vasily Alekseyev. 7. Karrie Webb, in 2000-01. ANSWERS Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201218B Spring Training Nears End: What Are The Prospects For The Red Sox, Twins?by Ed FrankThe moving trucks have arrived. Packing is under way. And early next week, the 2012 spring training season will have ended. By all indications, the Florida Grapefruit League will set a new attendance record this year more than 1.5 million fans with the Boston Red Sox leading the pack as a result of their magnificent new jetBlue Park here in Fort Myers. As the regular season dawns anew, we will look forward at the two teams that train here, Boston and the Minnesota Twins, and what the experts predict for these two clubs in 2012. Remember, the Twins compiled the worst record in the American League last season, losing 99 games. And the Red Sox September implosion when they went 7-20, the greatest collapse in baseball history, cost manager Terry Francona his job. First to the Twins: The Twins 2011 disaster resulted in the dismissal of general manager Bill Smith and the return of former GM Terry Ryan. Whether Minnesota can return to its former winning ways most likely depends upon the M & M boys catcher Joe Mauer and first baseman Justin Morneau, two former American League MVPs. Both missed major portions of last season due to multiple injuries. But both reported to spring training healthy and have showed signs of their former selves this past month. The absence of Mauer behind the plate forced the Twins to use two substitutes whose combined batting average of .185 was the lowest at that position of any AL team. The addition of Ryan Doumit, who hit .303 last year for Pittsburgh, should rectify the problem. The acquisition of free agent outfielder Josh Willingham (.246 with Oakland in 2011) should help in the outfield, along with newcomer Jamey Carroll, who can play both the infield and outfield. The Twins signed the 38-year-old Carroll, who hit .290 in 146 games last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, to a two-year deal. Woeful pitching last year was another big factor in their last place finish in the American Leagues Central Division. The combined ERA of 4.58 ranked next to last in the AL. Injuries to Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano and Nick Blackburn decimated the starting pitching. Ryan signed right-hander Jason Marquis, a combined 9-6 record last season with Washington and Arizona, as a starter. And veteran Carl Pavano, 9-13 in 2011, returns to round out the starting rotation. Prior to last season, the Twins had won the AL Central six times in nine seasons. A rebuilding job remains before they can most likely return to a plus-.500 record. A third or fourth place divisional finish is a good guess. However, their spring training record of 13-11 (as of Monday) is an encouraging. Now to the Red Sox: Starting pitching, or the lack thereof, was the principal reason for the Red Sox historic collapse last September. Losing right-hander Clay Buchholz to injury was atop the misery index, but you have to figure there will be injuries to players throughout any season. The Red Sox will begin the 2012 season with three reliable starters Buchholz, Josh Beckett (13-7 last year) and Jon Lester (15-9 in 2011). New general manager Ben Cherington aggressively sought starting pitching in the off-season through free agency, but it appears they will begin the season moving reliever Daniel Bard into a starting role. Boston did acquire All-Star closer Andrew Bailey from Oakland to replace Jonathan Papelbon, who departed for Philadelphia. And to strengthen the back end of the bullpen, Mark Melancon was acquired from Houston. There is little doubt that the Red Sox will score a lot of runs off the bats of David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis and Adrian Gonzalez, who combined for 489 RBIs in 2011. But the big question remaining is whether outfielder Carl Crawford, who the Red Sox signed last year to a seven-year $142 million contract, will be productive this year. He hit .255 with just 11 RBIs a year ago and will not start the regular season as a result of a wrist injury. The Red Sox replaced Francona as manager with much-traveled Bobby Valentine, whose outspoken personality should keep the pressure off the Red Sox players themselves. In the tough American League Eastern Division, the Red Sox will compete, but a playoff berth is a big, big if. Florida Tarpons Start 2-0 It appears we have a winner in the new Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. Now, they just need the crowds to support the team. The Tarpons defeated the Lakeland Raiders, 62-47, on Sunday night at Germain Arena for their second straight victory of the new season. Quarterback Brian Harris threw for six touchdowns and 240 yards to spark the win while wide receiver Donald Fusilier caught five passes for 85 yards.continued on page 32B Open House Extravaganza Sunday, April 1st, 12 -3 pm St. Charles Harbour Yacht & Racquet Club..Fort Myers Best Kept Secret At the end of Iona Road, and only minutes from Sanibel Island, sits a hidden treasure St. Charles Harbour.St. Charles is a gated community tucked along the shores of the Caloosahatchee River offering an impressive array of amenities normally found in much larger communities a marina, rst-class food and beverage facility, two Har Tru tennis courts and more. St. Charles Yacht Club is member of both Florida Council of Yacht Clubs (FCYC) and the Yachting Club of America. 13881 Blenheim Trail Road Welcome to our beautiful St. Charles home. Over 4,500 sq. ft. of living space that includes a magni cent den / study with working re place, home theatre room, lower and upper master suite, formal dining, plus and outdoor dining area. Our heated pool and screened deck area is in a very private preserve setting that o ers an abundant view of our tropical birds and plant life. Well landscaped and well cared for, this is a property that o ers the perfect family setting in one of the best kept secrets in south Florida. Make this part of your tour. Alex Nicodemi, BrokerAssociate, Coldwell Banker Residential, 239-810-231015930 Knightsbridge Court Entertainers dream, this luxurious courtyard home o ers travertine marble oors, granite counters, wood burning replace, wine cellar, all high-end stainless appliances, and many other fabulous upgrades too numerous to mention. Our courtyard o er endless opportunities for the type of Florida living you would expect. Free owing heated pool, sun deck, out door living room which is all beautifully landscaped. This is a must see on your tour. Alex Nicodemi, Broker-Associate, Coldwell Banker Residential, 239-810-231015721 Chat eld Dr.8300 Sq foot, 3 bedroom main level, 2 additional bedrooms in lower level, 5 baths, 3 car garage. Former London Bay Homes model, 3 story home with elevator, crown moldings, chair rail, granite throughout, formal living and dining rooms, executive o ce, gourmet kitchen open to family room, butlers pantry, 2 laundry rooms, 3 car garage with lots of storage capacity. Top level is the master retreat that includes a large bedroom, wet bar, spacious walk in closets, exercise room, storage/gift wrapping room, a steam room, and an observation deck. Lanai includes heated pool with elevated spa. Ground oor has 2 bedrooms and full bathroom, and in addition has potential for wine cellar, billiards room and more. Located in esteemed St Charles Harbor (prestigious yachting community in Ft Myers), minutes from boating in the gulf, world class beaches, golf courses and shopping. Patrick Quinn, Real Estate Investment Specialist, Direct 239-839-4835, E-Fax 239-244-8919, Core Realty & Investments15750 Waite Island DriveCasual Elegance describes this 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath home, that o ers 200 of unobstructed river views. One of the best oor plans youll nd giving you wonderful views from almost every room. Gourmet kitchen, Butlers pantry, 2 laundry rooms, replace, and so much more. Very spacious pool area with outdoor kitchen plus a private shing pier. 4 Car Garage plus includes a 34 slip at Marina. Large property allows you to enjoy tremendous privacy. For more pics and info Text 330733 to 85377. Nancy Finch, REALTOR, John Naumann & Assoc., 239-822-7825 13870 Blenheim Trail RoadMizner inspired over 4,000 SF custom villa home on Gulf access canal lot. Dynamic 4/5 bedroom, 3.5 bath design features pool/spa, 3-story foyer, gourmet kitchen, elevator, volume ceilings, and 8 ft. inside doors. This car collectors dream has an A/C 6-car garage, expandable to 10 cars. Club membership available. Dennis Green, 239-464-2613 or Debbie Ringdahl, 239-770-7029
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From page 1Annual Meetingestuaries; sometimes there is too much released for the health of these estuaries, and sometimes too little during drought conditions. DeLisi made his remarks in a presentation titled, How We Will Put The Caloosahatchee Estuaries Back on the Path to Recovery. He believes, despite his sober warnings, that recovery is possible. The key, he stressed, was to get the major stakeholders -especially agricultural interests and environmentalists -to resolve competing interests. He spoke bluntly about the political difficulties involved in such efforts, yet cited steps that SFWMD is taking to achieve incremental but significant progress. Among these are: Dispersed water storage, a program that pays agricultural land owners to store surplus water on their properties to mitigate the effects of seasonal flooding. Water retention and filtering systems, one of which is now operating in Lehigh Acres. Public land acquisition to retire agricultural acreage. After concluding his presentation, DeLisi engaged in a lively Q&A session with the audience. Board Members, Officers Elected In other business at the meeting, the following members of the Committtes board of directors were elected to serve second 2-year terms: David Bath, Barbara Joy Cooley, Mike Gillespie, Claire Mallon, Bud Reinhold, and Larry Schopp. The board subsequently elected the following officers for 2012-13: Barbara Joy Cooley, president; Mike Gillespie, vice president; Bud Reinhold, treasurer; and David Bath, secretary. The Committee of the Islands was founded in 1975 by those who helped incorporate Sanibel as an independent, self-governing city within Lee County. Guided by the mission of these founders, the Committee seeks to ensure the continuity of good local government, to protect the environment, and to preserve the sanctuary character of our barrier island community. Further information is available on the Committees website at www.coti.org, or via email to coti@coti. org. You can also visit Committee of the Islands on Facebook. Glen and Phyllis Gresham Henry and Inge Glissman David Bath and Larry Schopp 1976 Committee president Milena Eskew with current president Barbara Joy Cooley Committee of the Islands president Barbara Joy Cooley Daniel DeLisi and Tom Cooley Keynote speaker Daniel DeLisi addresses the impact of water releases from Lake Okeechobee Commitee of the Islands president Barbara Joy Cooley addresses attendees Paul Emilius and Wayne Ponader Claire Mallon greets attendeesCommittee Of The Islands Annual MeetingISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201220B
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Meanwhile, an old friend offers the advice youre seeking. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Its time to stop licking your wounds from past mistakes. Get up and get going toward your future. Loyal friends will be there to help the Lion get back into rip-roaring shape. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Take time out to go over whats expected of you before you begin your new project. Otherwise, you run the risk of pushing yourself harder than you need to. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An unusual request could put you in an awkward position. Best advice: Deal with it immediately. The longer you delay, the more difficult it will be to get out of it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You should feel recharged and ready for whatever your workaday world holds for you. The same positive energy spills over into your personal relationships. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A prospect might be less than it appears to be. Like the Archer in your sign, you always aim for the truth. And this is no time to settle for less than full disclosure. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Start doing some serious thinking about a career move that could entail more than just changing job sites. Some lifestyle changes also might be involved. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) With tensions easing at the workplace, a more positive environment once again encourages the free flow of ideas so typical of the alwaysinnovative Aquarian. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Show some of that usually hidden steel-strong Piscean backbone, and stand up for yourself if you hope to make a case for that promotion you know you deserve. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy doing new things and staying ahead of the crowd. You would make a fine sports coach or military leader. On April 4, 1812, President James Madison fires an economic salvo at the British government and enacts a 90-day embargo on trade with England. The embargo did little to forestall war: The British refused to cease harassing American ships, prompting Madison to lead America into the War of 1812. On April 3, 1860, the first Pony Express mail simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Mo., heading west, and Sacramento, Calif., heading east on a 1,800-mile journey. On April 13, the westbound packet arrived in Sacramento, beating the eastbound packet by two days. On April 7, 1891, American showman Phineas Taylor Barnum dies in Bridgeport, Conn. The 81-year-old showmans sense of humor never deserted him. He requested that a New York newspaper run his obituary before he died so he could enjoy reading it, and the paper obliged. On April 2, 1902, the first American theater devoted solely to movies opens in Los Angeles. Housed in a circus tent, the venue was dubbed The Electric Theater. Admission cost 10 cents for a one-hour show. On April 5, 1931, Fox Film Corp. drops John Wayne from its roster of actors. Wayne had played bit parts but failed to impress the studio. In 1939, Wayne finally had his breakthrough in Stagecoach. He went on to play in dozens of movies, including True Grit, for which he won an Oscar in 1969. On April 6, 1970, Sam Sheppard, a doctor convicted of murdering his pregnant wife in a trial that caused a media frenzy in the 1950s, dies of liver failure. After a decade in prison, Sheppard was found not guilty in a second trial in 1966. The Fugitive television series and movie were rumored to have been loosely inspired by the story. On April 8, 1990, director David Lynchs surreal series, Twin Peaks, premieres. The show, with its bizarre characters and baffling story line, became an instant cult hit. Kyle MacLachlan starred as Dale Cooper, an FBI agent assigned to visit a small town in the Pacific Northwest to try to unravel the mystery of the murder of resident Laura Palmer. It was Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who made the following sage observation: A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. Were all familiar with the act of CPR -we often see a film or television character come to the rescue and save a life using the technique. And on TV, according to a recent study, CPR is shown as being successful 75 percent of the time. The reality is not quite so rosy, though. A study conducted in 2010 found that when CPR is used in real life, only about 8 percent of the patients were still alive after one month. Of those who did survive that long, 97 percent couldnt live a normal life. Do you suffer from astraphobia? If so, I hope you dont live in Florida. Those who are afraid of lightning would be terrified in the Sunshine State, especially in Tampa, known as the lightning capital of the world. Researchers in the United Kingdom have invented a robot that eats slugs and is powered by the gas from the decaying creatures. They have dubbed their creation the SlugBot. For six generations, many members of the Fugate family of the Appalachian region of Kentucky have suffered from a rare blood disorder called methemoglobinemia. The disorder seems to have no adverse health effects, but its not at all difficult to diagnose it at a glance: Sufferers have blue skin. Not just a slight tinge, either; various family members have been described as blue as Lake Louise, the bluest woman I ever saw and almost purple. A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, At my age, I dont even buy green bananas. -Claude Pepper THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201222B
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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201224B 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 McGregor WoodsSpacious fully furnished Home with 3 BR and 2.5 BA on large lot. Community Pool, Spa, Clubhouse, Tennis, Fishing Pier. Close to beaches, restaurants & shops. SOLD! School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My children have terrible handwriting. I am concerned that they are not learning how to write properly. Are they teaching handwriting in school now with all the computers in use? Jon B., Estero Jon, The teaching of handwriting has become somewhat controversial. Some experts say that the skill of handwriting is no longer of value since we are now in a digital age. Some schools have already discontinued the teaching of handwriting. This behavior seems to parallel the comments made about teaching math when calculators were introduced into schools many years ago. At that time, many wondered if we no longer needed to teach calculation since everyone would have a calculator. Of course, we have not seen the end of this type of math instruction and I dont think we will see the complete dismissal of handwriting instruction. It is still important to be able to read and write personal handwriting. In the primary school classroom and even in the upper elementary grade classrooms, most schoolwork is still produced by hand. Students must complete class work in math, language arts, science and social studies in a paper-pencil format. While some assignments may be submitted digitally, the bulk of classroom work is still completed by using handwriting. Virginia Berninger, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, said that learning handwriting has both cognitive and motor benefits, and that letter formation is a skill that needs to be taught and practiced. She reported that some of the same motor skills a student needs to use when writing are the same small skills required with keyboarding. Poor handwriting skills may also reveal motor deficits. That kind of information is important to have since motor deficits can indicate a learning disability. Another professor, Dr. Steve Graham from Vanderbilt University, has said that, Not practicing the motor skills associated with writing also makes it more difficult for people to communicate their ideas. Students who struggle to form their letters may spend their energy on the act of writing rather than what they want to say. Professor Laura Dinehart from Florida International Universitys College of Education has been researching the relationship of handwriting and academic achievement. Her research that will soon be published in the Journal of Early Childhood Education and Development revealed that students with good penmanship tend to get better grades. We think it has something to do with kids ability to pay attention, to focus and hold things in their working memory, Dinehart said. When children are in pre-school and the primary grades, it is easy to find practice sheets and games to play to help them learn how to write. The following two sites are both a good starting place to get information and free practice sheets for handwriting: http://kidshealth.org http://www.handwritingforkids.com There are also many new apps out to help with letter formation. It is much more difficult to help older children to improve their handwriting since they have developed their own personal style of writing. There are books and programs advertised to help an established writer improve their legibility. Advice from your childs teacher may be the best place to start this process. We will see the debate about handwriting instruction continue and the instruction may become minimal. It will then become very important for parents to intervene and assist their children to develop legible handwriting to aid in their development. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail. com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. FGCU National RecognitionIn 15 years, Florida Gulf Coast University students have devoted more than one million hours to community organizations as part of the universitys service-learning program. For its extraordinary efforts, FGCU has been named to the Corporation for National and Community Services Honor Roll with Distinction for its work in strong institutional commitment to service, developing campus-community partnerships that produce measurable impact, and engaging students in meaningful service. Programs like FGCUs are being modeled throughout the American educational system, according to Service Learning Director Jessica Rhea. It is gaining momentum in higher education because it is a high-impact teaching practice that increases content knowledge, higher-order thinking, citizenship skills, academic engagement, and success, said Rhea. Students participate in 80 hours of service-based learning prior to graduating. The EaglesConnect program helps them match personal passions and academic goals with more than 300 agencies, including social, legal and health services, environmental organizations, and educational institutions. continued on page 25B Samet Named To Deans ListTaryn Samet, daughter of Mr. Michael G. Samet and Ms. Elissa G. Karasin-Samet of Sanibel, was named to the Winter Term 2012 Deans List at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. Choate Rosemary Hall is an independent secondary school enrolling 850 boarding and day students from 39 states and 46 countries. 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25B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012Anonymous Donation Made To Brightest HorizonsBrightest Horizons has had supporters before, but only a few could truly be called champions for the children. Located in the Harlem Heights community of Fort Myers, Brightest Horizons provides early education to children of low income working families to break the cycle of poverty by giving them the tools to grow, learn and thrive. An anonymous donor has made a $100,000 challenge to fellow residents of Shell Point Retirement Community and those in the surrounding area. Donations will offset the costs of providing quality early learning programs to children of low income working families. Over the years, Brightest Horizons children have gone to Shell Point to sing during the holiday season, visited the train museum and enjoyed other field trips; perhaps one of the most anticipated is the trick or treating in a safe environment while showing off their costumes. Many Shell Point residents volunteer by devoting their time and energies to enhance the human experience for these special children. The anonymous donor has challenged fellow members of the community to match the $100,000 commitment. These funds will help Brightest Horizons continue its mission through the year, helping underserved children have a significantly greater chance of having a successful future. We are so grateful for this selfless leader in our community who shares a vision of excellent early education for every child. This gift enables us to continue our good work and the legacy of breaking the cycle of poverty, said Tina Parsons, executive director. From page 24BFGCU RecognitionFor additional details on the awardwinning program, visit www.fgcupinnacle. com. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006, recognized a total of 642 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Of that total, 513 were named to the Honor Roll, 110 received the recognition of Honor Roll with distinction, 14 were identified as finalists, and five received the Presidential Award. For a complete list of recipients, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll. From page 1BKanzius Projectwithout harming healthy tissue. The goal is to produce an effective, non-invasive cancer treatment in humans that doesnt have the harsh side effects associated with current treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. Marianne Kanzius refers to the project as this generations miracle. Since her husband died she evolved from a caregiver of seven years to managing partner of the company that is developing the radio frequency device used in the technology. She is the first to admit its been a steep learning curve which involves all the legal, technical and financial disciplines necessary to bring the product to commercialization. Her primary mission now is focusing on continued research and development of the Radio Frequency Generator. Helping people with this deadly disease has been the driving force behind this project. It was when John was alive and it is that way today, she said. Asked if she could sum it up in one word, she responded, Hope. We give people hope and show them theyre not alone with the disease. The primary research of developing the nanoparticle and target molecule technology is being done at the MD Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston, Texas with much of the funding coming from the non-profit Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation in Erie, Pennsylvania. There has also been significant funding from local island and Southwest Florida people. MD Anderson is presently working toward FDA approvals for the technology which is the precursor to human trials expected two to three years from now. Several technical breakthroughs have been made in the past year. The development of the RF Generator is in the hands of Thermed LLC, the company formed by John Kanzius to develop the machine. The machine, currently in its fifth generation, is now of sufficient size to accommodate human beings. The earlier devices could only accommodate petri dishes and small animals like mice and rabbits. Here again, the various iterations of the machine are bringing it closer as a viable device. The development of the device is separate and apart from the effort going on at MD Anderson, said Kanzius, now managing partner of the company. Our focus is developing a machine sufficient to treat humans when Dr. Curley (lead researcher at MD Anderson) is ready for human trials. Kanzius conversation about the business is constantly sprinkled with references and concern for the patients and caregivers who approach her almost on a daily basis. The weight of her responsibility is evident when she speaks of the suffering of cancer patients. All I can give them at this point is hope but if this process ultimately works, and Im confident it will, cancer patients will be relieved of the suffering they endure now. The future of the project lies with the methodical and often painfully slow process that researchers must use to establish a safe human treatment protocol. There are no shortcuts. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201226B New Florida Pool Pump And Motor Lawby David LiebetrauLately, weve been receiving a lot of questions regarding the new Florida energy efficient pool pump and motor law that went into effect on March 15. I have to admit that the bureaucratic wording of the changes had us confused too, so we spent some serious time reading and researching all of the information we could find. After losing a little of our sanity, we hope to pass on this information without causing you any headaches or crossed eyes. First, the new law is only applicable to residential pools, and their main filter pump. All current pumps and motors will be grandfathered in until they fail, and need part replacement. Also, any pump or motor under warranty will be able to be replaced with a single speed motor, and repairs to existing pumps and motors under warranty are ok as long as no money changes hands. The new law will affect you only when it is time to replace your current equipment. Anything 1 HP or larger will need to be replaced with a multi-speed, or variable speed motor or pump. Split-phase, shaded-pole, and capacitor-induction run types will no longer be allowed. Additionally, if you have an outdated control system that is not capable of operating that pump it will need to be replaced. However, several pump motors with the new multi-speed motors are capable of operating multi-speed on their own, and a new controller is not needed. This new law does allow the use of single speed equipment for purposes other than filtration, such as water features and booster pumps. If you are in doubt of how this legislation affects you, consult a pool professional for specifics to your pool and equipment. Now I know what youre thinking, Oh, great. The government is going to make me spend more money on something that was expensive enough to begin with, but during our research we found some information that will help ease the pain. The current pumps and motors that have been standard in our industry are extremely inefficient. In fact, your current pool filtration costs can be one of the three largest energy cost in your home. The new multi-speed pumps and motors are designed to run slower, while still sufficiently circulating water and the energy savings can be dramatic. In fact, not only will this new equipment save you money on monthly energy costs, but it can have a longer lifespan due to magnetic drive systems that run cooler and have minimal vibration. So breathe a sigh of relief, Sanibel. This new law really isnt bad at all. It will help conserve energy use, while also saving you money in the long run. In fact, this new equipment can pay for itself in as little as two years. The upfront cost will be a little higher, but your savings will be significant over the pumps lifetime. The days of thinking that high flow is better are over. Now weve come to understand that lower flow for a longer period of time can be better in many ways. Remember that the state requires a licensed contractor only make repairs, and doing otherwise is not only a felony in Florida, it also creates insurance denials if a claim results in unlicensed activity. Protect yourself, and your property, by always hiring a licensed contractor. David Liebetrau is a licensed pool contractor on Sanibel. If you have a question for David, e-mail him at info@ bannerpoolservice.com. Superior InteriorsTop 10 Home Fashion Must-Havesby Jeanie TinchIf you are thinking about re-decorating your home this year, you may be interested in the hottest home fashion must-haves from the most recent Highpoint Furniture Market. Over 200,000 designers and furniture store buyers descend upon the market each spring and fall to select the newest, latest and greatest for their clients. More than ever, homeowners are looking to their home as a haven and want it to reflect their individuality. 1. Eclectic Accents The number one direction in home furnishings, eclectic accents bridge the gap between the elegance of traditional and the informal comfort of contemporary by mixing various elements and accessories from different periods and styles. Versatility was evident in all the showrooms, with something for everyone who is looking for fresh choices. 2. Massive & Masculine Tall, dark and handsome would be appropriate description for the plethora of home furnishings with a bold sense of masculinity. Leathers, tweeds, plaids, oversized ottomans and handsome recliner chairs were in abundance. Leather covered armoires and desks were real standouts. 3. Bold Beds No matter what design four poster, canopy or sleigh bed proportions are predicted to be bigger and better than ever. Elegant bed coverings were featured everywhere, as were large, plush chaise lounges. 4. Hi-Ho Silver The Midas Touch has turned to silver, replacing gold as the number one choice for a luxurious finish. Silver will be more prominent in the traditional areas such as accessories. Look for silver to pop up in fabric weaves and trimmings as well. Gold and copper finishes were strong, especially in an antiqued finish. 5. Black Is Back (And So Is Brown) Always a fashion favorite, black is back in home accessories. A touch of black was evident in almost every showroom in lampshades, tabletop accessories, frames, and bed coverings. Black and white in harlequin diamond patterns and in French toiles were seen everywhere. Rich, warm browns in all coffee shades made a strong showing. Paired with gold and copper touches, the look was irresistible. 6. Mixed Media Accent and occasional tables were an exciting mixture of materials which made each piece seem distinctive. Leather and iron, wood and glass, woven reed, hammered silver, stones and even wall coverings all combined for the intriguing look of eclecticism. 7. Touchable Textures Highly textured solid and woven fabrics, chenilles, tapestries, velvets, supple suedes and leathers have overtaken prints as the newest feel good fabric trend. Even the cottons are sueded to impart a look and feel of luxury. 8. Pizzaz With Pattern As a result of texture being more prominent in fabrics, pattern is taking off in floor coverings and accessories. Animal prints were still in evidence, but to a smaller degree. Ethnic touches were strong with exciting accessories from all over the world with vibrant colors and patterns from Morocco to India, China to Turkey. 9. Mirror-Mirror Mirrors were popping up everywhere. On furniture, lamps and accessories it seems we just cant get enough of ourselves. Small mirrors on easels for table tops to huge framed mirrors that rest on the floor and soar towards the ceiling were all elaborately framed in myriad materials and shapes. Tiny mirrors embroidered into silk fabrics sparkled to catch the eye and imagination. 10. Decorative Hardware & Trims Dramatic and innovative, decorative drapery hardware featured a variety of unusual metals and themes which add tremendous visual interest to window treatments and upholstered furniture. Tassels and trims were embellished with beads and crystals for additional elegance. As the largest furniture and accessory market in the world, the semi-annual international furniture Highpoint is a fantasy of the latest products and design in the home furnishings industry. Look to the direction and forecasting from Highpoint to ensure your investment in home dcor is on target and timeless. Jeanie Tinch is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Insurance Tip Recap Of 2012 Citizens Changesby Marge MeekCitizens continues to create changes that will improve their financial position and will potentially limit its number of customers. All renewal offers of continuing coverage will include a notice of insurance changes making it important to read what changes affect your particular property. On homeowners policies, the changes are substantial enough that staying with Citizens is not advisable. Items like liability coverage are being reduced and the gaps between what other companies offer and what Citizens will provide are substantial. Besides no longer offering coverage on pool cages, carports and other similar structures, the lowest class of opening protection credits will no longer receive wind credits. Wood paneling over windows and doors for hurricane protection typically falls into this category. On the commercial residential side, efforts are under way to ensure buildings are insured to 100 percent of their replacement value. Limits to the amount of coverage Citizens will insure will also place added financial pressure on various types of associations. Citizens is reinstating past assessment rules that will allow them to increase the amount of assessments until their goal is reached. Additionally, all policy holders will be advised of a potential that up to 45 percent maybe an added surcharge on all polices in the event of an account deficit. Limiting coverage and increasing rates, potential surcharges and assessments will achieve the states goal of reducing Citizens size. This will be a bumpy ride continued on page 27B SanibelRealEstateMarket.comJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate inc.
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Located on West Gulf Dr. Watch the sunsets from the large pool & spa.$3,499,000 Text T157251 to 85377 MLS/ID 2110801 www.IslandCoastExperts.com www.IslandCoastExperts.com FABULOUS VIEWS!! Casa Ybel Resort remodelled top oor with vaulted ceilings & designer furnishings. Every amenity imaginable! Excellent rental with guaranteed income & 35 days owner use. $559,000Text T157249 to 85377 MLS/ID:2900885 BAYOU AND GULF VIEWS Enjoy boating, shing, bird watching, tennis & the beach! 3BR/3.5BA & den & of ce. Elevator, dock & 3 car garage. Walk to the beach & golf nearby. Beautiful well maintained home. $1,649,000 Text T157252 to 85377 MLS/ID:2900938 AFFORDABLE/INCOME PRODUCING2BR/2BA top oor, bright corner condo. Across from beach. Pool, deeded beach access, tennis, barbeque grills. 3 day rentals allowed generating good rental income. $299,000 Text T157250 to 85377 MLS/ID:2110077DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!Lowest priced with Gulf view. 1BR sleeps 4 at Sundial Resort. Well maintained & turn key. Beach, tennis, pool, spa, health club,restaurants, grills, laundry, storage & covered parking.$289,000Text T157248 to 85377 MLS/ID: 2101304 email@example.com James & Penny James & Penny HETMANEK YOUR ISLAND REAL ESTATE EXPERTS UNDER CONTRACT My youngest daughter received some birthday checks from her grandparents, uncles and aunts. She wanted to spend the money on all sorts of foolishness DVDs of movies she has seen several times, pillow pets and other what not. I said No. She replied, Its my money! I can do what I want with it! So I said, Yes, you can. But if you spend your money unwisely, when you want me to buy you that laptop computer you have your eye on, Im not going to be so willing to pitch in for it. And that was the end of it. But she wasnt happy about it. Almost every parent has had a similar experience Im sure. Children are prone to impulsive purchases that they might otherwise regret after they realize that the big-ticket item they should have saved for is out of reach. But you dont want to lock up their money forever on them. Its a matter of helping them make wise decisions. This applies in estate planning as well. Suppose that you are making a will and that you have minor children. In the event of your death, you cant have money and other assets distributed outright to your minor children for various reasons. First, theyre too young to legally sign their name and accept any amounts anyway. A court-ordered guardianship would be necessary which is time consuming and expensive. So instead, your attorney suggests that your will contain a testamentary trust for your minor children that will name a trustee for them to manage the money and to make distributions to or for your minor childs benefit. Your will might say that at age 25 your minor child would get to control one-third of the remainder of his trust share, at age 30 he can control half of what is left, and by age 35 he can control the remainder. When reading these provisions, some people get concerned that the inheritance is locked up until the child is 25 years old. What if they need money for college? is a common question. The answer is that the money is available for the childs education. It is usually also available to pay for essentials such as food, clothing, shelter and medical expenses. The money is not locked up until the child attains age 25. Instead, the money is subject to the discretion of whomever you have named as trustee over the money. The trustee decides how the money is to be used until that time. Suppose, for example, that Mary dies leaving a will naming her sister Jane as the trustee for funds held for her son Max. Max is only 14 years old when his mother Mary dies, leaving insurance, money and assets totaling $500,000. Jane as trustee decides how to invest the $500,000 for Maxs benefit. When Max turns 16 and wants her to buy him a Porsche, declaring, Its my money and I should be able to choose the car I want! Jane can say, No. Your mother would have wanted me to invest this money for your college education. I will have the trust funds purchase you a Honda CRV, which is safe and much more reasonable than a Porsche. Max might be angry with Jane, but there is nothing he can do about it. When Max turns 18, he goes to college. Jane uses the trust funds to pay for Maxs college educational expenses, his travel, room, board and books over the course of his studies. Lets fast forward to when Max turns 25. Lets assume that theres $210,000 left in Maxs trust after Jane has used the money to pay for Maxs college education. Max has the ability, now that he is 25 years of age, to ask for one-third of the balance, so Jane must distribute $70,000 outright to Max if he makes the demand. Jane still controls $140,000. On Maxs 29th birthday, he decides to buy his first home. He needs $40,000 as a down payment. So he asks Jane if she can make that distribution from the trust. Jane thinks this is a good idea and distributes the money for Max to make his down payment. When Max turns 30, his trust share has $100,000 left in it. He can demand half of whats left now so if he wants, he can access another $50,000. When he turns 35, he can demand the rest if Jane hasnt yet used the trust funds for his benefit before then or otherwise distributed the balance to Max. That is how a typical testamentary trust works. You see that the trust funds havent been locked up during Maxs youth, rather his mother Mary has entrusted Jane to manage Maxs money wisely for him. Without Jane, Max may have bought the expensive Porsche and not had the money to go to college and make a down payment on his first home. Anyone with young children as beneficiaries whether they are children, grandchildren or other loved ones should consider building a testamentary trust to ensure that the money is used the way it should be. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. From page 26BCitizens Changesand other insurance companies have just started to react to their business opportunity. One thing is certain: your insurance premiums will continue to increase over the short term. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. Will PowerIts Not Locked Up Its Just A Matter Of Who Is In Chargeby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA
ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201228B FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 CATS & DOGS SanibelRealEstateMarket.comJohn R. Wood Island Real Estate inc. United Way Campaign Makes Goal The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has concluded the 2011-12 campaign and exceeded the campaign goal of $8,030,533. The campaign had been scheduled to conclude on February 29, however, the campaign was $300,000 short of the goal. It was extended to March 16, and because of a vigorous last push effort by volunteers and United Way board members, the goal was met this past Friday. Tom Uhler, 2011-12 United Way Campaign chair and partner at Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners announced that local residents and companies contributed $8,035,146 to the campaign. At the goal announcement, Uhler said, I am very excited to announce that the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has reached its campaign goal for the 19th consecutive year. Our wonderful community has done it again! Thank you to every individual and company who gave to the United Way Campaign. Many people who have been hurt by the economy gave because they realized that many of their friends and neighbors were much worse off than they were. Because of your generosity hungry families will receive food, abused children and adults can find shelter, Alzheimers caregivers can have respite, and babies and toddlers can get a healthy start in life. Low to middle income persons can receive free help in filing their income taxes, and thousands of meals will be delivered to the homebound. Thank you for giving so generously to help our friends and neighbors who are hurting, out of work, or ill. You gave so others could look forward to a better life. I am proud to live in Southwest Florida where people truly care about each other. Making our campaign goal means that the 70 United Way Partner Agencies will receive their full allocation of funds. The needs in our community have remained high this year. Many agencies have lost funding from both government and private sources. United Way Partner Agencies 140 programs will be fully funded and hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens will receive the help they need, he continued. Thank you to all of the individuals, companies, communities and partner agencies for your generous contributions. You proved once again what a caring community this is, Uhler concluded. In addition to all of the very generous individuals and agencies that contributed to the 2011-12 United Way Campaign, the top local contributing companies and organizations, and the top communities are as follows: YMCA children with thank you signs during the announcement that United Way made its goal Linda Uhler, left, was United Way Campaign chair 19 years ago. Tom Uhler is the 2011-12 United Way Campaign chair
29B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Will Power Columnist: Craig R. Hersch, B CS B oard Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919Top United Way Contributing Companies Publix Supermarkets $1,260,869 Bonita Bay Group $382,965 Chicos $300,835 Lee County School District $216,560 FineMark National Bank & Trust $183,970 LCEC $164,000 Lee Memorial Health System $134,630 BB&T Oswald Trippe & Company $101,350 United States Postal Service $97,344 Enterprise Holdings $93,728 WCI Communities $75,000 Lee County Government Employees $54,199 SunTrust Bank $53,840 Bank of America & US Trust $49,487 CenturyLink $49,229 Apollo Information Services $49,111 Wells Fargo $48,542 Tween Waters Inn $45,164 CRS Technology Consultants $43,882 Hilliard Brothers $43,718 Top United Way Contributing Communities Bonita Bay $890,899 Sanibel-Captiva $300,282 Mediterra $239,680 Fiddlesticks $217,954 The Brooks $215,105 Shell Point $92,544 Pelican Landing $85,618 Grandezza $45,338 All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way partner agencies and initiatives like Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, Literacy Council of Gulf Coast, Harry Chapin Food Bank, LARC and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. 25% OFF 25% OFF All In-Stock Solar Blankets All In-Stock Solar Blankets www.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I guess I am very old fashioned, but when I give a gift am I out of touch with reality to expect a thank you? I tried to teach my adult children to send thank you notes, but one son never learned. I tried all kinds of ways to improve his behavior, but nothing works. He even told me that he is so appreciative that his in-laws never expect a thank you, so I guess I will wait a long time. He is also going to wait a long time because I plan to leave my wealth to more appreciative people. Your comments, please. Harvey Dear Harvey, It would appear for many people that a common thank you is beyond their ability. I was once in charge of a program for elderly women who knitted scarves and mittens all year and gave them to local churches at Christmas time. One year, the women waited and waited but no thank you ever came. Come March, I realized that their adult children were wondering if I had secretly sold these items, so I approached the local priest, He told me that the women and I were expecting far too much to be thanked and they should be satisfied with their very act of giving. I was embarrassed when I had to tell the ladies what the priest had said and I cancelled their wonderful program. Lizzie Dear Harvey, I know showing appreciation for gifts of all sorts is very important. I am sorry your adult children have disappointed you in this regard. It appears that this issue is so important to you that you think about it a lot. If their unappreciative ways are one of many disappointing behaviors, I can understand your concern and your decisions. If your adult children are otherwise good, loving and supportive, I encourage you to revisit how important the thank you note is to your overall relationship. We all have our warts and behaviors that need to be improved. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. 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ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201230B Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 4 years in a row!ISLAND PHARMACY Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare D We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound care 239-472-6188Every Day Items Also! We specialize in Customer Satisfaction Caring for you and about you2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 12 Sanibel Island, FL 33957Fax 239-472-6144 We are ready for all your island needs with: Specially Formatted Bite & Itch Lotion Natural NoSeeUm Repellent We also offer rental of Walkers, Wheelchairs Crutches Special Orders Welcome Deliveries Available Bite and Itch Lotion Small Store Feel, National Chain Heath MartPHARMACY Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way In the Hungry Heron Plaza In the Hungry Heron Plaza Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC JD Powers Award META..... is Back with MORE!!!(Didgee too!)You are cordially invited to HELP CELEBRATE...The SANIBEL FITNESS by META. Inc.s Personal Training Studio New Grand Opening/Chamber Ribbon Cutting.What: THE BOLER BEAST THE BOLER BEAST multi station weight machine,(Generously donated by the John and Mary Jo Boler family and Il Cielo restaurant)Featuring:The TRX Suspension Training System and challenge your CORE!Experience:Sanibel Fitness by META, INC A Lifestyle enhancement studio... Come, experience the difference...!!! Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 5:30PM to 7:00PMWhen:The NEW Studios state of the art upgrades with weight machine, strength work/TRX, and as always, Elite Pilates Equipment/Mat training,Where: All this with NO Crowds!!!Come, share and enjoy complimentary food, beverages and music with Meta & Dave! Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: My 7-yearold daughter has been waking up from bad dreams and I believe this is due to the fact that she has to have surgery for removal of her tonsils. My husband and I are very reassuring, but she keeps telling us that she is afraid. Can you suggest anything that could eliminate these bad dreams and help her be more relaxed about the procedure?A: As you already know, it is very natural for your daughter to experience fear and have bad dreams regarding her upcoming surgery. Despite your reassurance, perhaps some relaxing CDs can help her lessen her fear and meet this challenge better prepared. These are guided imagery CDs which will help her gain a sense of mastery over her situation and enhance feelings of control and well-being. This recording, called Magic Island by Betty Mehling, is used at Denver Childrens Hospital for children going through similar experiences as your daughter. To help with the bad dreams, I also like Sleep Fairy, another relaxing recording that offers progressive relaxation, and other positive affirmations. All the best to you and your family during this time. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may e-mail Dr. Connie at email@example.com. From page 24BFGCU Community Servicewinning program, visit www.fgcupinnacle.com. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006, recognized a total of 642 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Of that total, 513 were named to the Honor Roll, 110 received the recognition of Honor Roll with distinction, 14 were identified as finalists, and five received the Presidential Award. For a complete list of recipients, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll. Email editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org ...Paradise Found! ...Paradise Found!Scan Code to View Property Details Instantly!...Eric Pfeifer CIPS, CRS, GRI, Broker-OwnerPfeifer Realty Group, LLC (239) 472-0004Eric@PfeiferRealtyGroup.com www.PfeiferRealtyGroup.com www.1520AngelDrive.comDirect Gulf access, 4 bedroom canal home boasts pool, spa, dock, boat lift & custom detailing throughout. $1,850,000 Sanibel Sanibel Real Estate Is... Real Estate Is...
31B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 deaRPharmacistBest New Health & Home Productsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: I attended the 2012 Natural Products Expo West trade show in California to scout out new healthy, delicious or unique products. The companies mentioned below did not know that I was with the media as I was sampling their goodies, and I receive nothing from this: Caveman Cookies I like the Alpine and Original flavors, they are gluten and grain-free (and therefore Paleo diet compliant). Made with nuts, honey and berries, no preservatives or table sugar. These are chewy and delicious, and I grabbed a handful of their samples when the rep turned around. LOL! (www.cavemancookies.com) Earthpaste Amazingly Natural Toothpaste by Redmond They mean it! Earthpaste only contains their famous real salt along with Redmond clay, xylitol and natural essential oils. Thats it, their label even says Earthpaste is safe to eat. Rinse or swallow at your discretion, either way would be fine. Earthpaste comes in three flavors: wintergreen, peppermint and cinnamon. Good for your teeth, and your body. (www.earthpaste. com) Inner-Eco To Go This is a 100 percent pure and natural, dairy-free, sugarfree, gluten-free, soy-free and certified vegan living food! Its coconut kefir, so if you cant handle dairy but still love kefir, heres your dream come true. This kefir product provides probiotics. It tastes like coconut soda. (www.inner-eco.com) All Purpose Cleaning Powder by Poppys It contains only natural ingredients such as plant-derived surfactants, sodium bicarbonate and essential oils of tea tree and peppermint. This company makes toxin-free dishwashing soap, laundry detergent and more. (www.poppysnaturallyclean.com) Krazy Ketchup Two moms are making the most popular condiment healthy, so that ketchup can be guilt free. Krazy Ketchup has only organic tomato puree, and organic agave. Compare that to the ingredients found in popular commercial brands. It tastes fabulous. (www.krazyketchup.org) Mineral Sunscreen SPF 32 by Dolphin Organics This company makes a line of personal care products targeted at babies and young children, but I believe everyone should use toxin-free products on their body. This sunscreen contains natural, organic ingredients to protect you from UVA and UVB rays. (http://dolphinorganics.com) Bambooee Reusable Towels This is a cleaning towel made from bamboo, which is a fast growing tree. It requires no pesticides or fertilizers. You use these all over the house, they are machine washable. Best when slightly damp. (http:// www.bambooee.com) Yogavive Apple Chips No sugar added, just USDA-certified organic Fuji apples that are dried and popped, so the fruit is a little crunchy. These are addictive and come in all sorts of fruity flavors. (www.yogavive.com) Maqui Berry Antioxidant Powder Mix the powder with fruits, juice, yogurt or ice and make a smoothie. Contains maqui berries, acai berries, vanilla flavor, stevia and brown rice (emulsifier). Its organic. Maqui berries are sacred to the Mapuche Indians. (www.organicmeetsgood.com) This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Pain SeminarLee Memorial Health System will present their next For Your Health seminar on Chronic Pelvic Pain this Tuesday, April 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The lecture will be held at HealthPark Medical Center, Room HP1A, located at 9981 S. HealthPark Drive in Fort Myers. Join obstetricians/gynecologists Kevin Fleishman, M.D. and Rex Stubbs, Jr., M.D., as they explore the causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatment options for pelvic pain. Seating is limited. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 454-8762. Visit www.leememorial.org for more information. Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizCan you see your eyelids? Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. Before After After Natasha, COA BeforeShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201232B LAWN MAINTENANCE LANDSCAPING DESIGN & INSTALLATION LAWN MAINTENANCE SHRUB & TREE TRIMMING(239) 472-3440FAX 472-1763P.O. Box 1035/1633 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957earth care INC. George Kneram Walter Ciesienski INTERIOR DESIGN 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 firstname.lastname@example.orgVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128 POOL SERVICE & REPAIRIslands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service UPHOLSTERYA Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandCUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 C OMPUTERS REMODELINGCustom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121 License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You!www.theblindrepairshop.com 10% OFF ANY SERVICEWith is Ad CLEARVIEW CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSDRAPERY/WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR GENERAL CONTRACTOR Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc. Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc.Building in Southwest Florida for over 25 YearsDREAMSBUILDING Specializing In Impact Glass WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT(239) 489-0442www.gregweglarz State Certi cation Number CG CA05420NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELINGCONTRACTORS CONSTRUCTION CO.HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands For Ten YearsIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909Hurricane Protection Consultant(239)472-0200Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling Commercialwww.sandcastle-homes.com T RAVEL AGENCY 239.472.3171AllWaysTravel@LeighKlein.comCruises, Vacation Packages Leisure & Corporate TravelLeigh Klein OwnerSanibel, FL From page 18BSpring TrainingFlorida is on the road today (Friday), playing the 1-3 Mississippi Hound Dogs and return home next Friday to host the Rome Rampage. The two victories placed the Tarpons atop the leagues South Division. Everblades Clinch Playoff Spot The Florida Everblades hockey team, with a 4-2 victory last Saturday at Germain Arena before a near sellout crowd of 6,816, clinched a berth in the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs. It was the 1,000th game in the Everblades franchise history. The Everblades are skating to their best hockey of the season, winning 10 of 12 games in the month of March. They swept all three games last week from the South Carolina Stingrays by scores of 4-3, 5-2 and 4-2. Floridas season record is now 37-25-2 and they host Gwinnett for three regular season-ending games this week at Germain Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Boston Red Sox jetBlue Stadium Thursday, March 29 Toronto; 1:35 p.m. Sunday, April 1 Minnesota; 1:35 p.m. Monday, April 2 Washington; 1:35 p.m. Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadium Friday, March 30 Boston; 1:05 p.m. (split squad) Saturday, March 31 Pittsburgh; 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 Tampa Bay; 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 Fort Myers Miracle; 1:05 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY answer on page 34B SUDOKUTo 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 34B 33B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: email@example.comBUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 LAWN MAINTENANCE LAWN MAINTENANCE
KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU SUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS SCRAMBLERS PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PAINTING 239-694-0645 Craftsmanship with Precision Doors & Windows, Crown Molding, Custom Decks Remodels, Interior and Exterior Paintingwww.2niceguys.netS213640 S313641 Member BBB A+ Rating2 Nice Guys, Inc. CONTRACTORCarpentry Painting GLASS Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement CONSTRUCTION Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS COMPUTER SERVICES FISHING CHARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: firstname.lastname@example.orgISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201234B PETS The Golden Paw Salon16848 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908 www.goldenpawinc.comGrooming, Daycare & PetsittingKathy Irvello Owner Phone: 239-415-7297 Fax: 239-481-8999PICK UP AND DELIVERY SANIBEL AND CAPTIVAPERSONAL TRAINER SanFit Training Free ConsultationStrength Weight Management BalanceLaura McGowan Personal Trainer Conditioning Coachlaura@sanfittraining.com 239 464 7876 www.sanfittraining.com COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY
PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395email@example.com CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING OFFICE : ( 239 ) 579-0028www.tradewindshomes.comCGC 1510520NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING KITCHENS AND BATH DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER 1633 1633 Periwinkle Periwinkle , Suite Suite H HCONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable C OSMETICS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 firstname.lastname@example.org Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Lip Glosses and Botanical Skin CareTREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789DESIGNERS G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: email@example.comLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows Plus CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING CABINETS MONDO CABINETS MONDO CABINETS Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets www.mondocabinets.com www.mondocabinets.com 239-267-1004 239-267-1004 239-565-0025-cell 239-565-0025-cell 239-267-1007-fax 239-267-1007-fax e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail: email@example.com 5780 Youngquist Road 5780 Youngquist Road Unit #4 Unit #4 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Shirley C. Daraban Shirley C. Daraban35B ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 2012 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Development Captiva2003 7,203 5,998,5003,250,000 300 No Development Captiva2000 4,306 2,895,0002,400,000 652 Bonita BayBonita Springs2000 6,299 1,775,0001,700,000 69Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2004 4,636 1,699,9001,515,000 29 Town River Fort Myers2003 4,452 1,495,0001,475,000 207 Grandezza Estero2003 3,021 659,900619,000 70 Crown ColonyFort Myers2005 3,021 629,000590,000 73 Shadow Wood PreserveFort Myers2003 2,573 575,000525,000 136 Belle Lago Fort Myers2006 4,395 549,000500,000 336 Cape Coral Cape Coral1999 1,960 575,000500,000 187Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales
HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS AUTO FOR SALE PETS FOR SALE MISC FOR SALE MISC FOR SALE LOST AND FOUND FICTITIOUS NAME COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATEISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201236B PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799 RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or firstname.lastname@example.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 3/9 NC 3/30 HEAD CUSTODIANAt The Sanibel School Full bene ts. Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.NS 3/9 NC 3/30 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESAttention Final Expense Agents: Top rated IMO expanding. Opportunities exist throughout the southeast. We are looking for agents and managers. Great commissions and an outstanding lead program. Attention Insurance Agents Prequali ed leads to market nal expense insurance. $100k a year agency building opportunity. Attention Insurance Agents Prequali ed leads to market insurance to the senior market. $100k a year opportunity. Call John at 203-763-9534.NS 3/9 NC 3/30 MONINO CONSTRUCTION, INC.CBC 1257406 Home Maintenance, Drywall, Tile, Paint, Carpentry. Call Luis 239-209-3979 Licensed & Insured NR 3/9 CC 3/30 PART TIME CLERK/TYPISTAt The Sanibel School Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.NS 3/16 NC 4/6 THE SPA AT TWEEN WATERS INNis looking for a part-time receptionist to work weekends. All quali ed applicants, please respond with your resume. Thank You. 239-472-5161 ext. 390 email@example.comNR 3/23 CC 3/30 HELP WANTEDPart-time year round help needed in Laundry. Must be able to lift 30 + lbs. Apply in person at 2341 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FLNR 3/23 NC 3/30 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971NR 3/23 BM 4/13 2002 THUNDERBIRDBlue, 30,000 miles, excellent condition. $20,000. 239-395-9336NS 3/23 CC 3/30 ENTERTAINMENT UNIT & TVWicker/Rattan Open Entertainment Unit with 30 Toshiba High De nition TV. Made by Braxton Culler. Color: Honey Wheat. $300. 239-472-2696 or 585-624-7398.NR 3/23 CC 3/30 KEYS FOUNDFound in the parking lot of the Book Nook and Island Pharmacy: two keys one with the name of a ower on them. Call 239-472-0560 to claim.NS 3/23 NC 3/30 ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 firstname.lastname@example.orgNR 3/30 CC 4/27 998 22 DECK BOAT 2002 MERC OB SANIBEL NO TRAILER Call: 513-236-1957 or 239-472-2810NR 3/30 CC 4/20 AUSSIE PUPPIESBEAUTIFUL MINI AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD puppies. Female blue merle w/ blue eyes, male black tri color. $800. Will be 20-24 lbs full grown. Mom is family pet with show dog heritage. Available 4/1. 239-472-8798 RR 3/30 CC 3/30 FOR SALE: Coleman Power Mate Generator $400, GE Chest Freezer $50, Appliance Dolley $40, Queen Anne Wingchair $50, End Tables $25, Antique Lamp, Chair, Pewter Plates, 2008 Wrangler Back Seat-Gray. OBO, 239-849-0907.NS 3/30 CC 4/20 LOST IN SANIBELSTERLING SILVER MEXICAN BRACELET Gift, sentimental value. $50 Reward. 472-1254 or 810-9153RR 3/30 NC 3/30 LOST BRACELETLost gold charm bracelet with childrens heads. Very sentimental...reward... Please call 472-2159RR 3/30 NC 3/30 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business as a Sole Proprietor under the fictitious name of GARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTING, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 457 Whitehall Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 15th Day of February 2012. Richard J. Garcia, BrokerNR 3/30 CC 3/30 CHARMING 1920s COTTAGEPerfect store, of ce, restaurant, gallery, located within walking distance of trendy River District. Ample Parking. 239-898-1194. $1,200 per month plus utilitiesNR 3/30 CC 4/6 SANIBELS PERIWINKLE PARK28 mobile home with 20x10 lanai. On quiet street. Renovated bath, all appliances in good condition. Plenty of storage. Tropical garden in backyard. Owner has clear title. Motivated to sell $21,000. Unit 159. Call 727-207-5787NR 3/30 CC 4/6 FOR SALE AT PERIWINKLE PARKIdeal arrangement, bedroom/bath at each end of a 60 foot mobile home. FL room with dining area added later giving an open concept of LR and kitchen, plus bedrooms and baths. Two sofa beds and stacked washer & dryer. A delightful deck with a big presiding frog and storage Bldg. in back and carport in front. $159,000. 5 E Street, unit 314. 239-472-3403.RS 3/30 CC 4/6 Sanibel Family Seeking a HS student or older for after school and/or weekend help for 2 grade school students, homework school organization. Seeking dependable student who is strong in academics. $12 hr. Call 1-339-832-4326 moms cell.NR 3/30 CC 4/27 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 3/30 NC 4/6McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2 $299,000MATLACHA WATERFRONT Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants & shing community. $550,000EAST END RETAIL CENTER Newly renovated retail center with high visability on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity. $1,299,000 SOLD!
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004 RS 6/17 BM TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201237B NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION NS 10/28 BM TFN FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Price reduced to $69,900. Ground rental $541.66/mo. Key at of ce. Dorisdavenport@hotmail.comRR 3/9 CC 3/30 DUNES SEASONAL RENTAL3 BR, 3 Bath home with pool Lake views, fabulous sunsets Master suite with jacuzzi Available Sept 2012, 3 month minimum Call 860-559-5471NR 3/9 CC 3/30 DAVIS COURT 2 bed/2 bath top oor condo for rent. Minutes to Sanibel, $795/month plus utilities. Available April 1. First and security required. Call Chris at 851-3506. RS 3/2 NC 3/30 WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath. 1/2 of duplex. East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234 or email email@example.com RR 3/9 CC 3/30 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 3/23 CC 4/13 SOBCZAK KNOWS SANIBEL!Realtor/Resident/Naturalist As a VIP Realtor, Charles Sobczak has closed more than 700 properties on Sanibel & Captiva. As the author of Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Charles Sobczak knows the history of the islands and the Sanibel Plan in detail. He also knows and deeply appreciates the islands birds, ora and fauna. If you love the nature of Sanibel, Charles Sobczak is your real estate agent. Call Charles Sobczak for all your real estate needs!(239) 850-0710 or e-mail him at livingsanibel@ earthlink.netRR 3/23 CC 3/30 New construction in Sea Oats Subdivision. Hurricane windows, Three bedrooms/two baths and should be completed by next season. Asking $649,555. Now heres the good part. The house overlooks a wetlands preserve that holds snowy egrets, great egrets, ibis and osprey. Its like living in a National Park! THIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTING!ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDIsland professionals looking for annual rental on Sanibel. No smoking, no pets. Call 472-5187, ext. 291.NS 3/23 CC 4/13 GARAGE SALEFRIDAY, MARCH 30 from 10 A.M. 2 P.M. His & hers golf clubs,baby equipment, Amcor air puri er, patio table, household goods, clothing, garden tools. 595 Sea Oats Drive, SanibelNR 3/23 CC 3/30 LEXINGTON COUNTRY CLUB GATED COMMUNITY Just off island with resort style amenities 3/2 lake front upscale $195,000 p/f granite, stainless steel, upscale Must see. Glenn Carretta, Broker Associate 239-850-9296 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.TeamSanibel.com John R. Wood, Island Real EstateNR 3/30 CC 4/6 SUNDAY, APRIL 1 BAY FRONT OPEN HOUSE1314 Isabel Drive Bay fronts Best Opportunity! 150 Bay front, nearly 1/2 acre. Bay front pool and bay front views are focal point for classic ranch style 4000+ sq. residence. Dream views from everywhere...perfect for extended family or nanny privacy. Must see the family room with stone replace and walls of windows... New Price adjusted $2,194,000. Go to 1314isabeldr.com for photos and video. Optional safe harbor dock available. (From Periwinkle go to Bailey Rd to Bay Drive to Isabel) Time for Isabel open 124PM phone glenn for more information 239-850-9296 Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 email@example.com www.TeamSanibel.com RR 3/30 BM 3/30 AFFORDABLE YEAR-ROUND OR SEASONAL LIVING ON BEAUTIFUL SANIBEL!Less than a half mile walk or bike ride to shelling and white sand beach swimming. Modi ed permanent travel home in a quiet restricted private Periwinkle Park. Original 35Z Prowler Regal Trailer was professionally elevated 3.5 feet and made semi-permanent with central air conditioning/heating and electric hot water. Installed a 9.5 feet wide by full 35 feet long addition consisting of a bedroom, 7foot wide clothes closet and a living/dining area. The added space provided room for a combination washer/dryer, a second full size newer refrigerator and a pantry. Original trailer area contains an of ce/ computer room, a dinette area that can be adjusted to provide extra sleeping place, and a family/TV room. New air conditioning/heat and humidistat in 2011; new PEX piping in 2009. Fully furnished with beautiful wood grain cabinets; includes two sofas that convert into extra beds and has two ceiling fans. Professional window treatments throughout with new screens in 2011. Basement area has a cement oor, ve access doors and is excellent for storage. Has outside lighting for outdoor grilling. Cement block walkway leads to a secluded patio that is furnished with a table and chairs with an umbrella. Front door has a cement walkway with stairs to a covered landing. Lot rent is approximately $6500/year including water and sewer. Buyer must interview with and be accepted by Periwinkle Park management and agree to Park terms and conditions. Secure your place in paradise today! Only $69,000 239-395-2630 RR 3/30 CC 3/30OPEN HOUSE BY OWNER $36,900 Saturday March 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.13151 Kings Point Drive Unit 9A, Fort Myers, Florida 33919 Beds: 2, Baths: 2, Sqft: 1231, Lot: 9,883 sq ft/0.23 acres, Type: condo, Year Built: 1964, Last sold: 1982, Parking: 1 deeded space, County: Lee, Condo fee for 9A: $237.32/per month, Tax History: $704.30 paid November 2011. Prime location and value can be yours in this top floor two bedroom, two tiled bath condo. Enjoy the weather year round in either of the two enclosed sun rooms. This property has been in the same family for 30 years. Any questions or to make an offer, please call Trish Ziehl at #781-453-2282. All offers will be given serious consideration. Thank you. NS 3/30 NC 3/30 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDFamily of 4 looking for annual rental on Sanibel before school starts. Non-smoking, 2 dogs, 1 cat (well behaved). Prefer 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Please call Brad 480-282-7458NR 3/30 CC 4/6 MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 encl porches; Bay/Canal views; shing pier; Lease includes Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection. Boat dock lease available. No pets. 239-395-1786 NR 3/30 CC 4/6 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN AVAILABLE NOW For Rent annually. Cozy 1BR 1BH Cottage Surrounded by lush vegetation. $800 per month (includes utilities.) Small Pet OK. Wont last long. 239-472-2978.NS 3/30 CC 3/30 NEAR BEACH W/DIRECT ACCESS3br/2ba west-end Sanibel ground level w/ large deck. Canal home features a dock and natural shoreline to launch your canoe. Updated & clean w/extremely low utilities. Call 395-0401 or 410-1191. $1,800 monthNR 3/30 CC 4/6 GARAGE SALE1103 Schooner Place, 10-2, Sat. March 31 Gen. household, furn. Decor, Fabrics, vintage jewelry, books, Craft items, printer/fax/scanner. 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NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . . . . . . .472-2929 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3156 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-7257 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2121 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6689 Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2040 www.sanibelsoccer.org The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week Breed: Pointer Mix Sex: Spayed Female Age: 8 Years Old Color: White & Tan Comments: Im a mature and affectionate dog that loves to snuggle and be petted. I am fully housetrained and will sleep all night quietly on a pet bed or blanket. If you like to take walks I would love to go with you. Im great on a leash. I love car rides, people, and other pets. Adoption Fee: $25 (If you volunteer for any organization you can adopt me for only $8 LCDAS says thank you to all volunteers for everything they do for the community!). Breed: Domestic Short Hair Sex: Female Age: One Year Old Color: Black and White Comments: Im a petite little kitty that likes to cuddle with people. If you hold me in your arms I will purr to my hearts content. I have been at the shelter since December when my owner, who had over 70 cats, was unable to continue taking care of us. On the positive side, I am used to being around other animals so I would fit right in with a multi-pet household, just maybe not so many this time! Adoption Fee: $25 during Animal Services Find Your Lucky Charm adoption promotion (regularly $50). If you volunteer for any organization you can adopt me for only $8 (LCDAS says thank you to all volunteers for everything they do for the community!). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/ neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. ISLAND SUN MARCH 30, 201238B Meeka ID #524666 photos by squaredogphoto.com Sugar ID # 193997 photos by squaredogphoto.com
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