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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
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Publication Date: 04-05-2013
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APRIL SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:15 7:47 7:14 7:48 7:13 7:48 7:12 7:49 7:11 7:49 7:10 7:49 7:09 7:50 VOL. 20, NO. 41 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 5, 2013 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Childrens Education Boardwalk Construction Begins At Refuge Clearing work began last week behind The Sanibel School for the Childrens Education Boardwalk, which will connect school property and JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge when completed this summer. As construction progresses in coming weeks, Indigo Trail will close to hikers and bikers as needed when heavy equipment is at work. Call ahead to the refuge (472-1100) for closure dates. Wildlife Drive and other trails will remain open. When completed, the Childrens Education Boardwalk will be open to the public.continued on page 19 Memorial Rock Installed Near Gardners Homeby Jeff LysiakOne of the islands true conservation and environmental rocks will forever be memorialized in stone. On Monday afternoon, a mammoth 1,005-pound Ozark moss boulder containing a plaque dedicated to Timothy Gardner who passed away on November 25, 2012 was installed inside the Herons Landing development, off Sanibel Bayous Road. The inscription on the plaque reads Lest We Forget Tim Gardner, Mayor Of Herons Landing, Protector Of Clam Bayou, Friend along with the dates 1941 2012. According to Charlie Trainor, president of the Herons Landing Homeowners Association, the group wanted to show their appreciation for Gardners years of dedicated service to the community, and for his efforts to improve the quality of life in and around Clam Bayou. Tim Gardner almost single-handedly saved this bayou, said Trainor. He continued on page 21 Dedication on the plaque to Tim GardnerCaptiva Island Fire Station Open HouseMembers of the public are welcome to view the redevelopment plans for the Captiva Island Fire Station on Tuesday, April 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the station, located at 14981 Captiva Drive. The fire department staff, the project architect and civil engineer will be available to guide visitors around the station, discuss the new building plans, answer questions and receive public input. Landscapers clear vegetation for the new Childrens Education BoardwalkAppreciation Dinner For CROW VolunteersOn April 1, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) honored its volunteers, students, board of directors and staff at a dinner at The Community House on Sanibel. The food and musical entertainment was donated by supporters of the wildlife clinic. Speakers included Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director; Peg Albert, interim executive director; James Robinson, interim development director; Melissa Congress, vice president of the board of directors; and Kathy Boone, student and volunteer coordinator. Thank you everyone for coming out tonight. You are really the linchpin to our continued on page 6 CROW volunteers, staff members, students and board members at the wildlife clinics annual appreciation dinner, held this year at The Community House on Sanibel


2 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Spring Break Entrepreneurs On March 28, a lemonade stand opened on Periwinkle Way adjacent to the shared use path. The operators were Peyton, Sloan and Brooke. The three took turns with shopkeeping chores. Their lemonade was made from scratch and sold for $1 a glass. Peyton, Sloan and Brooke photo by Beth Warner Season Sponsor Nick Adams Photography Written by Becky Mode Starring Trey Compton e comedy that never stops dishing! Show Sponsors FISH Upcoming April WorkshopsFISH of Sanibel, Inc. announced the upcoming free workshops during the month of April as follows: Mom & Toddlers Group Monday, April 8 and Monday, April 22 from 10 to 11 a.m., the Island Moms Group will meet at the FISH Walk-In Center. All island moms of children birth though age 5 are welcome, either alone or with their children. It is a time for fun, refreshments, learning and sharing with other moms and their children. We work together to research and organize new topics of discussion, introduce interesting speakers and maintain regular gettogether times. This group is sponsored by FISH, Healthy Start of Lee County and the United Way of Lee County. Empowering Women Group Tuesday, April 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. This group will meet at the FISH Walk-In Center to provide a source of support for women. All island women are cordially invited to attend our special womens group as we explore topics related to personal empowerment. Please join us for a time of discussion and refreshments. FISH Friendly Faces Luncheon Tuesday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m. Join FISH staff, volunteers, board members and clients for our monthly Friendly Faces lunch at George and Wendys Seafood Grille, on the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. The cost is only $8 per person, all inclusive. Radiology Regional Mobile Mammography Unit Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Mobile Mammography Unit will be located in the Baileys General Store parking lot. The Mobile Mammography Unit provides professional mammography services for all women in the community and does not require a physicians order or prescription to provide mammography services. A mammogram costs $150 or is covered by some insurances. If an individual has no insurance coverage or no funds to pay for a mammogram from the Mobile Mammography Unit, they may be eligible to receive financial assistance through FISH to fund the mammogram based upon financial need. Crime Prevention Workshop Friday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This Crime Prevention Workshop will be held at the Sanibel Congregational United Churchs Fellowship Hall, 2050 Periwinkle Way. This meeting is being co-sponsored by the Zonta Club of Sanibel and Captiva and FISH. It will include guest speakers presenting on the topic of crime prevention including: identity theft prevention, home safety and community safety. The workshop will include a complimentary light luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. and is open to the community. RSVP by calling Christine or Jessi at the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775. To sign up or to request more information on these workshops, call Christine or Jessi at the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775.


3 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 CEPD Announces Beach Nourishment Project For CaptivaThe Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will award funding for a beach nourishment project to restore the Captiva Island beach in response to erosion impacts and Tropical Storm Debby. The corps will provide up to $7.7 million toward the full nourishment project and will begin construction August 1. The project will include beach sand replacement and dune restoration along 4.8 miles of Captiva shoreline. Beach nourishment projects work by allowing the destructive forces of waves to strike the beach instead of the structures and infrastructure behind the beach. The last nourishment project on Captiva was completed in February 2006. CEPD Board Chairman Jim Boyle commented after receiving the news, Without the exemplary work of Colonel Ed Jackson, commander of the corps South Atlantic Division; and the army corps Jacksonville District, especially Colonel Alan Dodd, commander; Jackie Keiser, chief of the coastal and navigation section; Jerry Scarborough, chief of water resources branch; and Laurel Reichold, project manager, the development of this project would not have been possible. The district, working collectively with corps headquarters South Atlantic Division Team Leader Stacey Brown, and Rob Grubbs, program manager, was able to overcome many challenges. It is a great example of what can be accomplished when everyone works together toward a common goal. Timing is everything and the corps willingness to move this project along will allow construction to take place before the peak of hurricane season and outside the busy tourist season. We estimate that construction will be completed by December 31, 2013, Boyle said. The Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD) is an independent special beach and shore preservation district under the provision of chapter 161.32 of the Florida Statutes. It is governed by an independently elected board possessed of broad powers to do as necessary or desirable to carry out the CEPD comprehensive beach and shore preservation program. The CEPD provides beach erosion control and preservation activities for the protection, preservation and restoration of Captivas sandy beach. The CEPDs jurisdiction includes all lands within the tidal waters of Captiva Island. Informational Meeting On Beach Nourishment ProjectThe Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD) invites all interested citizens to an informational meeting on its upcoming nourishment project for Captivas beach. Work is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2013. The meeting will be held on April 10 in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn starting at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Tween Waters Inn is co-sponsoring the meeting. Beach restoration is the process of placing beach quality sand on narrowing beaches to reverse or offset the effects of erosion. Over 385 miles of Florida beaches are considered critically eroded. For over 50 years, the Captiva Erosion Prevention District has been protecting, preserving, and restoring Captiva Islands beach. The district won a top restored beach award for the 2006 project. In 2012, Captivas beach won the American Shore and Beach Preservation Associations award for the Best Florida Gulf Coast Beach. For more information, contact Kathy Rooker at 472-2472 or email mycepd8@ gmail.com. Indigo Trail Temporarily ClosedThe Indigo Trail (hiking/biking trail) at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will be closed through Friday, April 5 due to the construction of the new Childrens Education Boardwalk. It will reopen for the weekend on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. The trail will be closed again on Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 10 to finish work. The trail will open again on Thursday, April 11 unless prevented by unforeseen delays. This new boardwalk will link The Sanibel School with the Indigo Trail. It will offer school children and visitors the opportunity to climb two-story pavilion and observation tower to view alligators and other wildlife safely. Construction of the boardwalk will be completed this summer. Retail Hours: Daily 10am 5pm | Restaurant Hours: 7:30am to ? Call for hours. | Services: By appointment.Managed by Royal Shell Property Management Association Mana gement | Commercial Leasing | Property Watch www.LeaseOnSamibel.c om 239-395-9111 Tahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WaySOMETHING FOR EVERYONE16 Stores FeaturingClothing Jewelry Shoes Gis Beachwear Home Decor Novelty Items Family Dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner) Vacation & Real Estate Information Town Center2496 Palm Ridge RoadEAT, DANCE, OMStores FeaturingTake-out Restaurants (outdoor seating available) Ballroom Dancing Yoga StudioOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadPET-FRIENDLY PLAZA7 Stores FeaturingArt Gallery Clothing & Accessories Gis Pet Store Caf (pets welcome on patio) The Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WaySHOP AND BE PAMPERED9 Stores FeaturingWomens Clothing Art Gallery Photo Gallery Home Decor Custom Jewelry Design Tropical Wines Free Trade & Gi Items Hair and Nail Salon (men and women) Shopsas Differentas Shellson the BeachOver thirty shops and restaurants in four unique centers all within one mile.Conveniently located on and just off Periwinkle Way.1 Tahitian Gardens2 The Village Shops3 Olde Sanibel Shoppes4 Town Center Shop ON sanibel To CaptivaSanibel-Captiva RdTo C auseway P eriw i nkle WayTarpon Bay Rd1234Palm Ridge RdSHOPONSANIBEL.COM COMING IN APRIL COMING IN APRIL Final Orchid Show Final Orchid Show of the Season of the Season The Village Shops April 12-14 The Village Shops April 12-14 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 20134 Oyster-Lympics Preparations Under WayThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is finalizing preparations for the 4th annual Oyster Eating Contest, part of the new and expanded event, now retitled Oyster-lympics 2013 to include an Oyster Shucking Contest, an Oyster Dive and other engaging and fun activities, all designed to help raise money to support the museums educational and exhibition programs. The event will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Timbers. The 3rd annual Oyster Eating Contest last year was a slurping success. Lamar Williams successfully defended his title to remain the King of the Mollusk Munchers. There was some drama involved, as Williams and fellow competitors Ron Clayton and Chuck Woods finished in a three-way tie with 48 oysters eaten in one minute the same number that won last years competition. After a 30-second tie-breaker, Williams was declared the winner, having downed an additional 37 oysters. 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 info@shellmuseum.org. The three finalists from last year slurp down the edible mollusks during an eat off at the 2012 Oyster Eating Contest. From left is Chuck Woods from Baileys General Store, Ron Clayton from Veolia and 2012 reigning champion Lamar Williams from RC Otters A huge thank you to Millisa Sprecher Photography. Milissa, thank you for volunteering your time and services for The Sanibel Captiva Trust Companys toast to local non-profit organizations last week. It is greatly appreciated and the photo was terrific. Regards, Beth S. Kindt, assistant vice president, marketing and client relations, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company CARD OF THANKS American Legion Post 123 NewsA fish fry will be served at American Legion Post 123 from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5. On Sunday, April 7, the Legion will serve spaghetti and meatballs all day. Also, Robby Hutto will perform live music from 5:30 p.m. until closing. The 8-Ball Pool League awards banquet will be held on Monday, April 8 at 5 p.m. A 9-Ball Pool Tournament will follow. On Sunday, April 14, BBQ ribs and chicken will be served from 1 to 8 p.m., with live music from 5:30 p.m. to close. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are welcome. Every Friday, Post 123 serves a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Check out the daily specials and the entire menu. The half-pound burgers are a local favorite. 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 from noon to 9 p.m., located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Mothers Day Trunk Show! April 10-13 Receive this never before released pendant, 2 Jewelpops, an 18 chain, and a beautifully imprinted compact all packaged together in a custom designed box that is perfect for gift giving! Retail Value $149.00 Mothers Day Trunk Show Price $89 *Only available April 10-13 or while supplies last _____________________________________________ 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5223 www.sanibelbookshop.com 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 239-472-1683 239-472-1683 1633 Periwinkle Way 1633 Periwinkle Way Your very own OUTLET OUTLET STORE STOREwithout leaving the island! If you love a good bargain, discover the best kept secret on Sanibel the Cricket Shop. Youll nd deep discounts on brand new womens clothing swimwear, sportswear, dresses, skirts, tops and pants, shoes, hats and jewelry. New items are brought in regularly from Marco Island so check in often. Some sizes are limited. Come on in, have some fun and take home a bundle of high-quality fashions at unbelievable prices. Tell a friend. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


5 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Earth Day At The Refuge Talk trash, meet Bagzilla and create earth-friendly crafts at this years Earth Day at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel on Saturday, April 20. The refuge will celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day in partnership with Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) and Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE). The first 200 visitors to the fefuge that day will receive a free reusable water bottle, courtesy of DDWS. Throughout the day, meet and greet trashy refuge educator Bagzilla, costumed in a years worth of an average persons disposable bag consumption. We are gearing our activities for all ages, said Ranger Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist. Well bring back our disposable bag-costumed Bagzilla character, and teach people how to make yarn out of plastic bags to weave into their own sturdy, reusable shopping bags. Below is the schedule for earth-friendly and free fun throughout the day: Note: *Regular tram tour fees apply (buy tickets at booth in parking lot). 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wildlife Drive is open free to bikers and hikers 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free bike rentals from Tarpon Bay Explorers site (returns by 6 p.m.) 9:30 to 11 a.m. Refuge Caravan Tour. Join naturalists as they guide you on a car caravan tour of the refuges four-mile Wildlife Drive. Meet at the flagpole. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ongoing Earth Crafts in the Education Center Classroom Mother Earth ornaments Colorful plastic-bottle butterflies or jellyfish Beeswax candles Egg-carton Florida Bats Plarn (plastic bag yarn) bracelets 10 to 11 a.m. Guided hike along Indigo Trail. Join a refuge naturalist as he/she leads you on a guided nature hike through the refuges Indigo Trail. Meet at the flagpole. *10 to 11:30 a.m. Narrated refuge tram tour 11 to 11:30 a.m. Reading in the Refuge: Family Story-time about sea turtles. (Education Center Auditorium) *11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour Lunch on your own Noon to 12:30 p.m. Lets Talk Trash Marine Timeline Competition for Kids. How long does it take that trash to biodegrade in a marine environment? (Education Center Auditorium) 1 to 1:30 p.m. Reading in the Refuge: Family Story-time about Florida manatees. (Education Center Auditorium) *1 to 2:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour 2 to 2:30 p.m. Make Your Own PlarnPlastic bag overload? Learn how to make plarn (plastic-bag yarn) and weave reusable shopping bags that are 10 times stronger than regular plastic bags. (Education Center Auditorium) *2:30 to 4 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour *4 to 5:30 p.m. Narrated refuge tram tour For more information on Earth Day at the Refuge, call 472-1100 ext. 236 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/earth-day. Youngsters learn to make a beautiful butterfly out of recycled plastic bottles during Earth Days Earth Crafts activities Bagzilla and friend


From page 1CROW Volunteerssuccess and we would not be here without you, said Dr. Barron. Tonight is about what you have accomplished, so give yourselves a big pat on the back. Dr. Barron continued to talk about the changes she helped implement last year at CROW, including reaching out and working with more local, state and federal agencies to share information in an effort to detect disease trends that not only affect wildlife, but could potentially affect human health. I am really excited about this opportunity that everyone has given me, mainly because this is a culmination and fusion for me of my professional expertise and coupling that with my love for the environment and wildlife, said Albert upon her introduction. ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 20136 Most of CROWs current students, assistant wildlife rehabilitators, intern DVMs, certified veterinarian technicians and first responders were in attendance. Colleen Goff, senior licensed wildlife rehabilitator, was absent due to the fact she was rescuing an owl. From left, Jennifer Nichols, Dr. Helen Ingraham, Dr. Heather Barron, Melissa Congress, Dr. Dave Nichols, Peg Albert and Fred Albert Kathy Boone with volunteer Ruth Parks Kathy Boone with volunteer Mary Ellen Miller


7 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 CROW Names Interim Director, 2013 BoardThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) has announced the selection of Peg Albert as its interim executive director. Albert will temporarily fill the vacancy created by Steve Greensteins departure on March 1. Peg will bring nearly 25 years of executive leadership, administration and marketing experience from the corporate, government and non-profit sectors to CROW, along with a passion for the care and rehabilitation of wildlife, said Melissa Congress, board vice president. The CROW membership elected four new members to its board of directors. They are: Jeannie Kendall, Jeff Powers, Diane Bean, DVM, and Jeff Haungs. Each of the members voted onto the board brings a unique perspective and direction as well as invaluable input from active participation in various committees, events and business, added Congress. In addition to the new members, CROWs board of directors for 2013 includes Paul Douglass, DVM, Gail Seldess, Wayne Boyd, Rob Lisenbee, Jeff Burns, Jan Egland, Jeff Weigel and Regina Toops. Volunteers Paul and Maureen Napier, and Pat and Richard Zeidman Carey and Ruth Parks, Leslie Angel and Kathy Beeler Kathy and John Kennedy with Lynn Ridlehoover and Jaye Boswell Volunteers collectively donate thousands of hours of their time each year Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 20138 Southwest Florida Herb Day FestivalThe Lee County Master Gardeners will present the 10th annual Southwest Florida Herb Day Festival on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eco-Living Center at Rutenburg Park, 6490 South Pointe Boulevard in Fort Myers. Its the year of the elderberry. There will be several speakers, authors, vendors and an herb garden tour. Herbs, vegetables and fruit trees will be for sale. There will be door prizes including hand painted rain barrels, allspice trees, cookbooks, custom pottery and unique yard art. The speakers will educate attendees on a wide variety of topics. The schedule is: 8:30 a.m. Registration and shopping 9 a.m. Delightful Herbs, an introduction to growing the plants that give us pleasure and health with Debbie Hughes 9:30 a.m. The Many Medicinal Uses of Herbs with Jim Lederer 10:45 a.m. The Cooking Herbs with Anne Liebermann 11:15 a.m. Herbal Chopped Salad cooking demonstration with Madeline Bohannon 11:45 a.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. Top 10 Ornamental Herbs For Southwest Florida Gardens with Britt Patterson-Weber 1:45 p.m. Growing The Elderberry with Bonnie Jean Clancey 2 p.m. Door prize giveaway The herb garden tour will follow the program. Browse and shop the vendor marketplace for free and/or attend the workshop series for $20 paid in advance, per household or $25 at the door. Take home a gardening goodie bag. Register online at http://herbdayfestival2013.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Peggy at 533-7504. About the Speakers: Debbie Hughes has been a master gardener since 1996. Realizing herbs grow differently here than up north, she began the demonstration herb garden in 2002 at the Lee County Extension Service to learn and teach the differences. She also started the Florida Herb Enthusiasts Club in 2010 to continue learning all of the joys of growing and using herbs. She now works at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates as the horticulturist. Whats Happening At The House In 2013 Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Shredding DaySat, April 6. 9 am noon $5/2 boxesLAST DANCE PARTYApril 13 House of Soul & R&B $20/ticket in advance $30/ticket at the door View party Photos www.islandphotographyllc.comThanks to series sponsors: Joe Meek & Marge Meek, Rosier Insurance, Billys Rentals, Billys Bike Shop & Michael KellyAnnual MeetingWed, April 24 6:30 pmTo enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Follow Us On FacebookSanibel Community Association needs your support. Go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net for more information, and become a member today! CLASSESCrafts on Sale daily until 3 pmZumbaMonday 5:45 p.m. by appt. Tuesday/Thursday 10 am 11 am $15 & Seasonal Packages AvailableYogaTuesday/Thursday 8:30 -9:45 am $12 members $15 guestsSanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday at 1 pm $8Painting Wednesday 12-3 pm $25Complimentary Shell Crafting Monday 10-Noon Crafts on sale daily until 3pm Ra e Tickets featuring trip for 6 to Burgundy, France or $2,000 gift certi cate to Congress Jewelers or 2 tickets to anywhere Jet Blue Flies. $100. See details at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net The Island Water AssociationNOTICE -The annual meeting of The Island Water Association, Inc., will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8th, 2013 at the of ces of the Association located at 3651 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Florida. James M. Grif th Secretary All IWA Members are encouraged to attend. (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.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.comSanibel Beauty Salon Braids, bling, Braids, bling, feathers, wraps... feathers, wraps... you want it, we got it! you want it, we got it! Aloe plants used in landscaping Potted herb An assortment of herbs


9 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013James Lederer PhD DSc is a local resident who has advised and worked for numerous botanical firms, governments, farmers and NGOs worldwide. He has helped bring over 1,200 natural products into modern use. He has researched and developed processes for production of products from plants, herbs and spices. His background in bio chemistry has allowed him to better explore the makeup of plants to determine possible use and better extract useful compounds from them. Anne Liebermann is a master gardener and owner of Annes Herbs. Her mother was a botanist and she began gardening when she was very young. She had her first flower bed when she was eight and has grown vegetables all her life. She has gardened in Canada, Colorado, Kentucky, Nevada, and Florida. Only since arriving in Florida did she feel like she was not able to grow things. Therefore, she took the 2012 Master Gardeners class. While taking the class she started helping in the herb garden at the Terry Park location. She found that continued on page 13 Elderberry follow us on Thur., 4.4.2013 Wed., 4.10.2013Florida Navel Oranges lb.149scrumptious simple and 899 lb.849lb.Boars HeadDomestic Swiss Cheese Boars HeadSweet Sliced Ham3991499JerrysChicken Dinner8 Piece Fried Chicken, Your Choice of 2 Sides: Cole Slaw, Po tato S alad, or Macaroni Salad Maui Pepper Co.Sunset SalsaAssorted Flavors, 15 oz. save.20lb. save1.00lb. save.50lb.


10 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Secure Shredding Offered SaturdaySanibel Community Association will again be hosting a drive to shred your unneeded documents and papers on Saturday, April 6, between 9 a.m. and noon at The Community House. With identity theft a growing problem, the public is advised to securely dispose of unwanted financial and personal files so they dont end up in the wrong hands. If the thought of tediously hand-feeding piles of personal papers into your home shredder makes it tough to get motivated, one solution is to let Secure Shredding Inc. shred it for you safely and quickly. Bring documents such as bank statements, credit cards receipts, old checks, income tax returns or anything that contains personal information. You can watch the professionals pulverize your papers into bits within minutes. The event is open to the public. A $5 fee for one or two boxes per car will be collected. If you have more boxes, an additional donation is requested. All proceeds go to The Community House operating fund. For more information on this event, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155. The shredding truck Easy Prep Will Prevent Water Leaks While You Are Up Northsubmitted by Jack DavidWater leaks are expensive. It is so important to prepare your home properly when you leave the islands for a long period of time. I have provided home watch services here on Sanibel for over 20 years, and just in the past two months, I have run across leaking hoses under the sink, leaking pool pumps, faucets dripping and even toilets leaking at the floor seal... yuck. The most common situation I encounter is a sprinkler system running with a damaged head or timer that has been affected by power outage running, leaving the water to run 24/7 and costing homeowners big bucks because they have used thousands of gallons of water and were totally unaware. I talked to a man who had his toilet leak into the condo below. What a mess. Here are some tips to help you avoid such disasters: 1. Turn off the water to your home/ condo when out of town. 2. Make sure your water heater is off and turned off at the breaker. 3. Have someone periodically check your house to see that the a/c is working and that everything is a-OK. 4. Turn water lines off to washing machine and dishwasher. Jack David of Jack Of All Trades is an island resident and property owner since 1976. He can be reached at jackdavid0521@gmail.com. Jack David Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren Bell Kimberley Berisford Don Brown Nick Brown Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Di Saggau Jeanie Tinch PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakHeaded Up NORTH Be Sure To Read The Island Sun Online IslandSunNews.com


e Islands Collection520 TARPON BAY ROAD (ACROSS FROM BAILEYS) SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 | LILYJEWELERS.COM JEWELERSVOTED cooe JEWELRY STORE IN THE NATIONThis handcrafted Sanibel & Captiva Island Jewelry collection By John Allan has been a tradition for the past 25-years. Now you can nd these Island treasures only at Lily & Co.PROUD TO SUPPORT: Sanibel CARES | Saturday | April 7 6:30 9PM | The Sanctuary Bailey Oyster Olympics | Saturday | April 20 11AM 2PM | The Timbers Beachview Breast Cancer Tennis Classic Saturday & Sunday April 27 & 28 | Beachview Tennis Club SAVE-THE-DATEDESIGNER DREAMSMazza | KC Designs Cotton Daze Fashion Event Thursday Saturday, April 25 27LILYS BIRTHDAY BASHSaturday, April 27 | Noon 4PM 11 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013


12 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 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 239-472-0177 or adsilby@gmail.com CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman Services every Sunday 11 a.m. 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes; 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir. Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Service, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days 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-gr.5) at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Potluck Supper 1st Wed. of the month 5:30 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 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email ryi139@aol.com. ECW Meeting And LuncheonThe ECW (Episcopal Church Women) of St. Michael & All Angels Church will hold their annual meeting and luncheon on Monday, April 8. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. followed by the meeting and program. The program will feature Katie Gardenia, doll maker, artist and author. She is renowned for her doll sculptures which can be found at the Tower Gallery on Sanibel. She also has a home and studio near the Edison Home where people can visit and view her work. Sign up at The Ark or in the church hall by Wednesday, April 3. Mobile MammogramWomen of all ages will have local access to mammography services on Friday, April 12 when FISH of Sanibel, Inc. sponsors the Radiology Regional Center Mobile Mammogram for the island community. Mammograms are x-rays of the breast, continuing to be the gold standard and the key to life-saving early detection of breast cancer. Early detection allows for a greater number of options for treatment and a better chance of survival. The Radiology Regional Centers Mobile Mammography Coach is a customized, mobile breastimaging clinic, bringing the latest technology in digital mammography directly to you. Convenience, state-of-the-art technology and exceptional quality are the reasons why women choose this service. The FISH-sponsored mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the Baileys General Store parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents can book an appointment or learn more about the program by calling Christine or Jessi at the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775. No prescription is necessary for this service, and FISH may be able to provide financial assistance to those without insurance or with limited financial resources. Inner Resources Will Be Topic At Unitarian ServiceUnitarian Universalists of the Islands will meet on Sunday, April 7 at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. Unitarian Universalist congregations welcome people with diverse beliefs from all religious or philosophical traditions. As a theologically diverse religion, Unitarian Universalism encourages its members to seek their own spiritual path. The public is welcome to attend the service. Suzanne Fast, M. Div., minister intern at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers (UUCFM), will give a sermon entitled From Monday to Sunday. She notes that life is ever shifting and presenting us with challenges and changes, large and small. In the face of these stresses and strains, it is often a struggle to be our best selves. What resources might we draw upon to sustain us as we look for meaning in the raw materials of life? Fast is a certified spiritual director in private practice. She is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School and a candidate for ministry with the Unitarian Universalist Association. A cradle Unitarian Universalist, Fast has served variously at the congregational, continued on page 38 Suzanne Fast Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com Chef Nikkis Gourmet Vegan Take Out! 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Mr. and Mrs. Stan Howard of Sanibel are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Adam Howard to Megan Morris, daughter of Curt and Peggy Morris of The Colony, Texas. Adam Howard is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and received his masters degree at the University of Northern Texas. He is employed as a general manager for a nationwide retail chain in Allen, Texas. Megan Morris is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and is employed as a RN in a major hospital in Plano, Texas. A September 2013 wedding is planned in Texas, where the couple will reside. From page 9Herb Day Festivalherbs were so much easier to grow here than vegetables. Her love for herbs has manifested into her taking over the garden at Benchmark, off McGregor Boulevared. She has always cooked with herbs and grown a few herbs, but she now runs a commercial garden that grows 40 herbs that she harvests and sells at the farmers markets in Fort Myers and at the Alliance for the Arts. She also dries herbs and makes flavored vinegars. Madeline Bohannon is an herb enthusiast and tropical fruit expert. Her wideranging life experience has taken her from the travel industry to professional modeling, advertising, real estate and radio personality. Her interest and expertise in tropical fruit and nutrition started with early childhood. Her mother was a nutritionist, and father, a fruit tree grower. Her five acres in Fort Myers boasts more than 300 fruit trees and three herb gardens. She is regarded as an expert on growing tropical fruit in Southwest Florida. Britt Patterson-Weber received her BA from the University of Montana-Missoula in 2002. Since then, she has been working with many organizations including the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Pigeon Key Marine Science Foundation and Ambassadors of the Environment by Jean-Michel Cousteau. For the last few years, she has been working at the Naples Botanical Garden, where she is the youth programs manager, managing the childrens garden and butterfly house and coordinating youth and family programming. Currently, she is working on her masters of agricultural extension education through Colorado State University. Bonnie Jean Clancy became a Lee County master gardener this past year. She lives on Sanibel and has been involved in organic gardening over a span of 50 years. Vendors include Cooking by Connie, Funky Feathers, True Lyes, Edison Ford Winter Estates, Annes Herbs, Tree House Nursery, Pottery Express, Victory Patio Gardening, Naples Botanical Gardens and Chef Brooke. A Florida herb garden13 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT Megan Morris and Adam Howard Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919 Administrative Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park


ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 201314 455 Periwinkle Way Lighthouse End Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Mon-Sat 10 am 5 pm Sunday 11 am 4 pm FINAL WEEK ANYTHING ANYTHING IN IN THE STORE THE STORE $10 10 99 99Happy 18th Birthday Heather!Happy birthday to my beautiful daughter, Heather. I am so proud of you! You are finally 18 and you can do whatever you want. Good luck! Love, Mom To my baby sister, even through all our crazy shenanigans and ridiculously absurd fight, you are still my best friend. I am so proud to call you my sister. I hope you have the best 18th birthday anyone could ask for. Love, your big sister, Sarah You will always be my little girl. Happy 18th birthday! Love, Dad We were there the day you were born and watched from tiny toes to dolls you grew. Then from dolls to make-up and from make-up to skateboards and high school boys. From high school and beyond, it is ever changing. You are becoming a beautiful woman. It is hard to let you grow because it means I am getting old. We know you will find your way and will have great successes as your dreams come alive. We wish you the best that life can offer and remember you are only young once, so live it to the fullest. We wish you a happy 18th birthday, granddaughter. Love, Grandma Kim and Grandpa Richard Heather, weve only known each other for like two years but youve become my best friend in this time. I know I can tell you anything with the confidence that you wont tell anyone and youll help a girl out. Now youre turning 18! Legal now! Were about to graduate and take on life and everything things seems easier and better knowing that youll have my back through it all and vise versa! So keep on being sassy and remember; who needs boys when you have cousins? Love, Caitlyn. Happy 18th birthday, Heather! Love, Uncle Rich, Aunt Kellie and Paige Heather, we hope you have a great 18th birthday. You have grown into an amazing, independent young woman. We are very proud of you! Love, Aunt Jess, Nathan and Alexandra Happy Birthday, my little turkey! I love you and Im so proud of the amazing and responsible women you have become. Have a good birthday and be safe. Love you dearly. XOXO, Honey Wishing you lots of lub on your 18th birthday, Heather. Dont want to hurt your feelers on your big day! Love, Neal and the Packer clan Happy Birthday Happy 65th Birthday Mike. Life is Good! Love, Sharon. Mike Terry Happy Birthday


15 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 A Seashell Weddingsubmitted by Mary C. Uhlhorn, Postmaster, Sanibel Post OfficeI am the newly appointed postmaster of Sanibel. On November 30, 2012, I transferred from Naples to serve the community of Sanibel. I am getting married on April 13, 2013 on Fort Myers Beach. My whole wedding is made from the shells my mother and I found on the beaches of Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach and bought at She Sells Sea Shells. From my invitations, to my table decorations, the shoes the girls are wearing, the bouquets they will carry to my wedding cake that is being made at Jerrys... all sea shells. My mother is visiting and helping me. She has met so many nice people on the beaches of Sanibel looking for shells that she cant even count. This has been a great experience and the customers that I have met at the post office are wonderful. The wedding invitation A centerpiece made from seashells The seashell bouquet Zonta And FISH Offer Identity Theft WorkshopIdentity theft is the number one crime in the United States today. According to some sources, seven percent of American adults have their identities misused each year, with each instance resulting in average losses of $3,500. Close to 100 million Americans also have personal identifying information placed at risk when records in government or corporate databases are lost or stolen. Do you know how to protect yourself? The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, through its service project Serving Women on the Islands, and FISH of Sanibel, Inc. are co-sponsoring a free workshop for island residents to learn about current trends and the prevention of identity theft, as well as how to prevent becoming a victim of crime, at home or in public. This informative workshop will be held on Friday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational Churchs Fellowship Hall, 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Guest speakers at this workshop will include: Beth Schell, educator from the Community Relations Unit of the Lee County Sheriffs Department Jamie Thompson, educator for Abby Home Health Services Lt. Anthony Thompson of the Sanibel Police Department A light luncheon will be provided, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The event and luncheon are free and open to the public. donations of non-perishable food items for the FISH pantry will be welcome. Reserve your place by calling the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775 and ask for Christine or Jessi. MOAA MeetingThe next meeting of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association or America) will be held at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers on Tuesday, April 9 beginning at 6 p.m. Please note the change from our normal Monday date. Reservations are required. The guest speaker will be Leslie Schlotfeld, administrator for the Lee County VA Healthcare Center in Cape Coral. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA should contact Joe Smaha at 395-0776 for additional membership information. 1975-2019 periwinkle way Tahitian Gardens ShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Breakfast & Lunch 7am 2:30pm 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 2:30 p.m.472-5323 NOW OPEN FOR DINNER4:30 to 9 p.m. Mon. thru Sat.


16 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 A Passover Ritualsubmitted by Tanya HochschildEach year, I prepare the Passover seder meal. An addition to our ritual is to display the Russian Matreoshka nesting dolls on our sideboard. They symbolize a link to maternal ancestors from the geographical and generational past. This extravaganza of family participates in the preparations of the ritual meal. The day before Passover, I move the dolls from the fireplace mantle in the living room to the kitchen. There they stand, lined up, a vital presence, a reminder of a shared history. And as each hour passes, I become reunited with the women in the kitchen. I imagine the largest doll is my greatgreat grandmother, Genya. She has a round, smiling face, with two red dots of rouge on her cheeks and a cherry rosebud mouth. A black and yellow shawl covers her shoulders, and a smaller rose decorated scarf frames her wide blue eyes. There are no photographs of her. We do not know who her husband was, what made her laugh or which shtetl in Eastern Europe they called home. With the freedom imagination allows, I consider her the doyenne of the chicken soup recipe which has been passed down from generations of mothers to daughters. She stands near the pot as I peel carrots, chop celery, dice onions, grate turnips and parsnips and pare pumpkin slices to enhance the flavor and give color to the soup. Her forehead moistens and although I know it is from the steam of the cooking pot containing the fowl and the vegetables, I like to think it is from the memory of her effort making the chicken soup. She rose early in the morning, entered the hen house where among flying, squawking chickens and drifting feathers, she managed to corner one. With a twist of its neck and a prayer, she stilled the bird. If the morning was warm, she would sit on a stool in the spring sunshine, plucking the feathers. Each year, I tell her how I drive to a supermarket, choose a plastic-wrapped parcel marked chicken, bring it home, run it under the hot water faucet, remove the plastic and the paper-wrapped giblets. Do I see her smiling? Her eyes seem to twinkle. Soup making for me is such a different experience, I tell her as I adjust the height of the gas burner. By the time my soup is in a Tupperware bowl in the refrigerator, you are probably still schlepping firewood to keep the water boiling. I kiss the top of her head, and with a tissue stroke away the moisture from her face and turn to Great Granny Hindele, whose blonde hair my grandmother inherited. My grandmother taught me her mothers charosset recipe. For the next few minutes, the food processor whirls, whipping dates, almonds, red wine, apples and cinnamon, becoming charosset, whose sweet taste minimizes the bitterness of the recited plagues. Great Granny Hindele, so the story goes, emigrated with her husband to the frontier town of Bialystok. He was in textiles. We have photographs of her and her family, a fashionably dressed group, arms folded, looking intently at the camera. Ma, something smells good, whats cooking? Claudie, our daughter, rushes indoors, sees the two grandmothers, who appeared to lean forward to catch a glimpse of the latest of their line. Oh, its the doll festival! she says, blowing a kiss our way as she gusts through the kitchen. The hours are passing and it is time to place Granny Freda next to the other two. Her name was Fraidl before she left Vilna and went to live in Leeds, England. It was she and I who prepared the gefilte fish in South Africa. This year, I had a surprise for her. No longer would we use bones nor skin to make the aspic. An American friend had said, Use gelatine, then you dont have to cook those bones forever. It is just as good; you wouldnt know the difference. Granny Freda does not resemble the other two grandmothers. I remember her sashaying into rooms on Marlene Dietrich legs, a fashion plate at all times. As a young woman, she was asked to pose as the Madonna for a sculptor. I see her symbol now before me, but unlike the other two, I knew her. She was a joker and a story-teller. While the gefilte fish balls bob in the pot, Granny Freda and I tell the other two stories about Aunt continued on page 18 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! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island Russian nesting dolls


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18 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 From page 16Passover RitualRose, the maven, who was given to exaggeration. She felt her illnesses were the worst, her embroidery was the best and how, once, we were all sitting on Muizenberg beach and saw a whale, Rose mentioned she could see two. I carry the dolls to the dining room where I place them in a line on the sideboard. I begin dressing the table. The inherited Rosenthal china, the gold-rimmed tumblers and wine glasses enhance each place setting on the pointde-Venice lace cloth. A ray of sunlight filters into the dining room and lights up the faces of the three dolls. I am convinced they connect to the family members whose treasured porcelain adorns the table. We have moved thousands of miles from our home, yet the special sanctity of the festival remains rooted in the past. We recapture its essence annually. We observe the holidays, reveal the purpose to the young who search for the afikoman; who ask, as we did, the meaning of the matzah, and why is this night different from all other nights? We read together about the pilgrimage from darkness to light, from bondage to freedom, from suffering to rejoicing. The doorbell rings. A delivery man holds a vase of yellow roses. The card reads: Wish we were with you, Love, Mom and Dad. I pick up the fourth doll, my mother, and place her next to her mother. I call South Africa, which is seven hours ahead of us and hear the sounds of my parents seder meal coming to an end. There is singing in the background, the familiar chorus of An only kid, an only kid, my father bought for two zuzim, had gadya, had gadya. Tanya, are you making my brisket recipe? my mother asks. I stroke the littlest dolls cheek. My mother is the link to our shared tradition, my childhood and family. Yes, Ma. Hold on, the kids want to talk to you. Spring ConcertFort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers return to Sanibels BIG ARTS on Sunday, April 14 to perform choral masterworks of Leonard Bernstein, Gerald Finzi and Dan Forrest and other highlights of the chorus enthusiastically acclaimed 12th season. The concert, Sounds of Spring, is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Schein Performance Hall. Selections from Finzis Magnificat, Bernsteins Chichester Psalms and Forrests Stars highlight the program. The 70-voice ensemble will also present popular folk music such as Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) and Shenandoah as well as a medley of armed services hymns. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available through BIG ARTS. Call 395-0900 or visit www. BIGARTS.org. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Store cordially invites Island guests and residents to our Semi-Annual Customer Appreciation Sale. Museum Store Sale Come view our wonderful book selections, stunning jewelry collections, playful childrens section, and our household decor items before theyre all gone. You will find merchandise marked down as much as 75%! If you present an admission receipt at the store upon check out, you will receive an additional 10% off sales items. Offer good while supplies last. The Museum is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. 5 p.m., excluding New Years Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.2233 | www. shellmuseum.org Iron Chef Winner Sal Velez invites you to try one of his award winning specials and a wood red pizza! THE ITALIAN KITCHEN 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 on Wine Wednesdays or with any other coupon. Expires 4/12/13 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Serving 7 Days from 4:30 9:30 HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR4:30-7 PM WINE WEDNESDAYS WINE WEDNESDAYS$8 OFF All Bottles $25 and up all Evening Friday is Lobstah Night! WATCH THE TIDE ROLL BCS CHAMP GAME JAN 7th NBA FULLCOURT703 Tarpon Bay Rd. 239.472.HIKE Full Liquor Open 4pm 7 DaysBEST PLACE TO WATCH THE GAME!* BEST BARTENDER!* BEST SEAFOOD!* THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY NOW SERVING NOW SERVING SUSHI & SASHIMI! SUSHI & SASHIMI! NOW SERVING NOW SERVING SUSHI & SASHIMI! SUSHI & SASHIMI! MLB PACKAGE Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, Stone Crab Claws Happy Hour 4pm 6pm $1.00 Oysters


19 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Marisa Salatino, Fangfei Li and Hongchao Li found an alphabet cone while shelling on Bowmans Beach at 5:30 p.m. on March 28. Salatino is from Dallas, Texas while Fangfei Li and Hongchao Li are from Beijing, China. They are studying at UC Irving and the University of Washington, respectively. Shell Found Fangfei Li, Marisa Salatino and Hongchao LiFrom page 1Boardwalk Construction(For security reasons, a locked fence will separate it from the school.) The boardwalk will cross a brackish wetland currently inaccessible to the public en route to Indigo Trail. It will give school children and visitors up-close views of alligators, wading birds and more. The boardwalk will weave through mangroves and feature a two-story pavilion and observation tower. The project is one of only a handful of school-refuge partnerships in the nation that are physically connected by an educational boardwalk, said Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. We are so grateful to the Ding Darling Wildlife Society for its ongoing effort in making this long-time dream project finally become a reality, said Westland. Its so important to us in our mission to educate people about our habitat and wildlife, to get them as close as possible to what we here at the refuge strive to protect and preserve. Major donations for the project came from the Jim Sprankle Duck Decoy Exhibit sponsorships, the George and Miriam Martin Foundation, a bequest from the late Syril Rubin, memorials to the late Win Kloosterman, and a contribution from The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591"Let us Pamper You!"LINDA MARISA JEANNE JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE( b btnf) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms 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


ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 201320 Windy Day Pine Island Slamby Capt. Matt MitchellMarch is always one of those months that can go either way for fishing. This year Im very happy to see an unseasonably cold and windy March finally behind us. Even though we often had extreme windy and cold conditions, all in all fishing was pretty good for the month and despite bad conditions, I even had a few extremely memorable trips. One such trip that really stands out for me came early in the week. With winds gusting well over 20 mph at 8 a.m., I had the Poehlmann family from Wisconsin booked for a morning trip. After switching pick-up locations due to the wind, I loaded everyone on board and headed out, opting for a rough ride across the bay with the plan of getting tucked away in the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and hopefully getting on enough action to just stay busy. Starting off fishing in some of the deeper creek mouths, action was slow with only a few mangrove snapper and sheepshead feeding. With the wind picking up more and more, I headed further back, deep inside the maze of finger creeks, to get some relief from the cold and hopefully find some better action. The incoming tide was now really moving in good, fueled by the strong northwest wind. Setting up in a deep creek not much wider than my boat, it did not take long to catch our first redfish. Although it was just short of the 18-inch slot, it was a good sign that the fish way back in here were going to feed. Emily Poehlmann then began to quickly turn the trip around, first catching a nice 24-inch redfish. Then a few casts later, she was hooked into a much bigger fish which made a few fast runs up and down the treeline trying to break her off. After a good fight, a 31-inch snook came boatside. We continued to catch a few more fish from this same hole until they quit biting, then we moved on. Staying back in the comfort of Ding Darling, we moved down to the next creek mouth where we quickly managed another short redfish. The mangrove snapper found us though, and after having our baits stolen time after time, I made another move. The next stop was one of my favorite creeks and the water was running in hard, making for a near perfect set-up. I mentioned that this creek had been loaded with some bigger trout and it would be cool if she could finish out her slam here. On one of her first casts, she was hooked up into a monster trout. I was expecting an average 15to 20-inch standard model to finish out her slam but quickly realized this was no normal Ding Darling trout. After a brief fight, a couple of big showering head shakes, a big 25-inch gator trout was in the boat and Emilys slam was complete in a big way. This trout bite continued to go off in this creek with everyone catching a few for roughly an hour. The trout were sitting out in a clear, deep eight-foot hole waiting onthe back edge for baits to drift over them. After a few trout, I began pitching baits to the mangrove edges of the channel and we caught a few more snook in the mid 20-inch range. Despite the wind and far from perfect conditions, action that day was on fire. Great job Emily, on your first Pine Island Slam.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. 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 islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Emily Poehlmann from Wisconsin with the redfish, snook and gator trout that completed her Pine Island Slam ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1


21 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 From page 1Memorial Rockworked with the city, the (SanibelCaptiva) Conservation Foundation, and with students at FGCU to get things done. Without his efforts, the culvert underneath San-Cap Road would never been done, which has dramatically improved the heath of this waterway, the mangroves and everything around it. He was the kingpin in all of those environmental restoration efforts. On April 1, Ruck Brothers Landscape Supply of Fort Myers arrived with the memorial stone, with the bronze plaque furnished by Priceless Stones. The stone was installed next to the observation tower on Sanibel Bayous Road, approximately 50 feet from the roadway. Total cost of the project, funded by the Herons Landing Homeowners Association, was less than $800. A memorial rock, fashioned with a plaque dedicated to Tim Gardner, is moved into place inside the Herons Landing development, off Sanibel Bayous Road. The installation took place on Monday afternoon. photos by Jeff Lysiak Mick Warfield, center, of Ruck Brothers Landscape Supply oversees installation of the memorial Were Seafood Savvy, are you? Seafood Savvy is an initiative of the Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of START, supported by funds raised from our San-Cap Cracker Fest. LOCAL SEAFOOD SAVVY RETAILERS: Baileys General Store Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille George and Wendys Sanibel Seafood Grille Lighthouse Caf Sweet Melissas Cafe The Sanibel Caf Want to be Seafood Savvy? Heres how you can help: Visit Seafood Savvy Restaurants and Markets. Ask your server or counter person for sustainable choices. Visit SeafoodSavvy.org and see the initiatives that are being taken to protect our oceans. Use a Seafood Watch mobile app when you are shopping or dining out. (Apps are available for iTunes 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 ensure our ocean resources for the future by educating everyone about Ocean-friendly seafood. 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily www.threecraftyladies.com Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


22 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Ten-year-old Tiernan McCarthy Kenney caught and released this bull shark off West Gulf Drive on Sanibel Island. His grandparents are islanders Richard and Cecelia Tweedy. Shark Caught Tiernan McCarthy Kenney, age 10, with a bull shark he caught and later released Michael Cohn, Liz Cooke, Tom Jones, Samuel Guerrero, Andrea Guerrero and Jazlin Guerrero caught a nice batch of white grunts, sheepshead, mojarras, snapper, gatsbys and jacks on Captiva Friday, March 8. Fish Caught Michael Cohn, Jazlin Guerrero, Liz Cooke, Samuel Guerrero and Andrea Guerrero 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... BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


23 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Museum Shelling Trip To Chub CayJoin a group of nature and shelling enthusiasts for this years trip to Chub Cay, Bahamas, sponsored by The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Join tour guides Dr. Gary Schmelz, biologist and paleontologist, and Anne Joffe, past president of the museum board and owner of She Sells Sea Shells on Sanibel Island. The duo will lead a seven-day trip to one of the Bahamas most impressive shelling locations. Cost for the trip is $2,450 per person for double occupancy or $2,950 per person for single occupancy, and does not include meals or drinks. To reserve your spot, a deposit of $500 per person should be made to the museum by check or credit card. Deposit must be made at time of booking, with the remainder paid by no later than May 1. Depending on the final waiting list, participants may cancel their trip by no later than two weeks prior to departing without losing their deposit. The trip package price includes: pre-trip orientation; roundtrip airfare from Fort Lauderdale on a private plane, including departure tax and landing fees; use of golf carts for transportation around the island; hotel rooms with refrigerators, coffee maker, and two beds; three shelling trips by boat to outer islands; daily identification clinics and live viewing in an aquarium; and many great photo opportunities. More details about the trip agenda and registration is available online. Visit www. shellmuseum.org/events.cfm to learn more, or contact John Suau at 395-2233 or info@shellmuseum.org. A group of nature and shelling enthusiasts from a recent museum trip to Chub Cay pose for a picture during their stay in the Bahamas Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Come explore our natural worldSanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationSanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center, Trails and Exhibits: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat 10 3 www.sccf.org (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks April 11Sanibel Island has one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country; several hundred nests are laid on Sanibel and Captiva every summer. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. EXPLORE OUR NATURE CENTER, TRAILS AND OBSERVATION TOWERButterfly House Self-guided tour Trail Walks Tues. Fri. at 11 a.m. The City That Almost Wasnt & the Sanibel Plan April 10 The City of Sanibel was the first in the country to adopt a comprehensive land use plan based on the islands natural systems. Learn about the Citys creation and the shaping of its future through the Sanibel Report. Wed., April 10 at 2 p.m.Tank Talk April 9Learn about the Nature Centers educational ambassadors living in tanks, including an endangered Indigo snake, Diamond Back Terrapins, and critters in the touch tank. Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.mGator & Crocodile Tales April 10Floridas history of gators and humans is closely intertwined, and Sanibel has one crocodile. Learn about what we must do to ensure our safety and their survival. Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 7 to 9ish Beer in the Bushes Space is limited. Reservations strongly recommended. Presented by Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Call SCCF at 472-2329 $30 in advance -$40 at the doorDancing to the music of Uproot Hootenanny plus Games, BBQ and a Great Sunset! Craft Beer Tasting


24 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Double TroubleFrom island photographer Beth Warner: While biking along West Gulf on Saturday, March 30, I heard a rustling sound above me. I stopped, looked up and saw two masked faces looking down at me. They were on some kind of mission, impatient and wanted to climb down but allowed me to photograph them. To force me to retreat, they relieved themselves. I decided to call this double trouble Mac and Mire. Double trouble Mac and Mire photo by Beth Warner THIS IS THE SMELL OF A THIS IS THE SMELL OF A FRESH FISH! FRESH FISH! (Scratch & Sni )If you dont smell anything, thats because FRESH FISH has no odor!If you dont believe it, come one down & put your nose to the test! Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm-9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9:30pm 472-3128 Full Bar 703 Tarpon Bay Road Major Credit CardsHappy Hour In The Oyster Bar 4 6 p.m.$1.00 OystersFriday Is Lobstah Night at The Sanibel GrillSince 1978 While staying at Pointe Santo de Sanibel for their 11th spring break, the Sirk boys found many shells on West Gulf Beach. The family was visiting from Silver Spring, Maryland. Their parents, Betsy and Steve, who honeymooned on Sanibel, were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. Other great finds included a wentletrap, sharks eye, lightning whelks, periwinkle, nutmegs and an angel wing. Shells Found Brian holding the three alphabet cones, Emerson with a true tulip and a lace murex, and Weston with the 11-inch horse conch and a banded tulip S S Wbtntf Arbftb Mf Stbb, Ft Mbt Bb, FLFLORIDAPIRATECRUISE.COM 800-776-3258Sfb Ctb Ptb Ptb Ctbt F Sbtb Bt$5 OFFWITH THE PURCHASE OF 2 FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY LIMIT 4 PEOPLE EXPIRES: 04/19/13 SUN13 Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceTUE.SAT 4PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~ Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-8pm Sun. Seasonal ONE LARGE ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA 16 CHEESE PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS $17.99VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. LIMIT 1 COUPON PER CUSTOMER. EXPIRES 04-12-13COME IN AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAMOUS SANDWICHESWE SERVE BOARS HEAD MEAT! Sanibel Deli & Coffee Sanibel Deli & CoffeeF A C T O R Y NOW NOW SERVING SERVING SOFT SERVE SOFT SERVE FROZEN FROZEN YOGURT YOGURT & & ICE CREAM ICE CREAM


25 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013Gator and Crocodile TalesThe biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m., come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. Alligator eggs hatch as a male or female, depending upon the incubation temperature of each individual egg. With warm weather approaching, island gators will be going into the mating season. Take a walk on the trails and see if you can find an old alligator nest. Cost of the program is $5 for adults, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Tank Talks On Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m., join an SCCF biologist for Tank Talks in the SCCF Nature Center, which has educational ambassadors living in tanks. There is Indie the endangered Indigo snake, Jewel the Diamondback Terrapin, Happy the Florida snapping turtle, Salty the mangrove water snake, plus baby box turtles and critters in the touch tank. Take a guided tour to learn about these living ambassadors, many of which are SCCF research subjects. Cost of the talk is $5, with SCCF members and children admitted free. continued on page 26 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Alligators basking in the sun Diamondback terrapin Chris Lechowicz releasing an Indigo snake 2012-2013 Season OPERA CLASSICAL LECTURES DANCE POP & JAZZ LIVE THEATER VISUAL ARTS BALLET DANCE FILM BIG ARTS SCHEIN PERFORMANCE HALL APRIL 5 APRIL 14 F 5 Visual Arts Reception .................................................. 5:30 PM Su 7 Island Jazz ........................................................................ 3 PM M 8 Film: Ruby Sparks ............................................................ 7 PM Tu 9 Photo Scavenger Hunt and Silent Auction ..................... 3 PM W 10 Documentary Film: Jiro Dreams of Sushi ................ 1:30 PM Th 11 Ballet in Cinema: Giselle .................................................. 7 PM Su 14 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers .......................... 4 PM 7 PM THURSDAY, APRIL 11 BALLET IN CINEMA: GISELLE TUESDAY, APRIL 9 3 P.M.FROM LONDONS ROYAL OPERA HOUSE SERIES SPONSORS DINNER, RECEPTION & SHOWCASE$45 PER TEAM MEMBERSILENT AUCTION NOW ACCEPTING BIDS AT BIG ARTS CENTER


26 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 From page 25SCCF ProgramsTurtle TracksLearn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what SCCF is doing to protect them. Since 1992, SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff have monitored every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches each morning from May 1 through October, looking for tracks to nests laid the night before or nests that have hatched. The next Turtle Tracks program is Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The program is free to SCCF members and children, and $5 for adults. Take a walk on the trails or visit the butterfly house following the program. Beer In The BushesSCCFs 2nd annual Beer in the Bushes party is on April 20. There will be a craft beer tasting from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. There will be live music, dancing, barbecue and games. Beer in the Bushes is sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and supported by Point Ybel Brewing Company; Red White and Brew; and Island BBQ, with thanks to The Grog Shop. The band Uproot Hootenanny will bring their unique brand of folk, bluegrass, Irish and rock from the east coast. Proceeds will help support SCCFs mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. Reservations and advance payment are requested. Call 472-2329. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs.The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Leatherback sea turtle hatchling Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out Every Wednesday Karaoke All New Ladies NightSaturdays-Great Music 9pm-Midnight 1/2 Price Drinks for Ladies h t c d ie s LIVE ENTERTAINMENTThursday, April 4thRobby Hutto Friday, April 5thTaylor NaveThursday, April 11thAnthony WayneFriday, April 12thMarty Stokes & The Captiva Blues Band & u u u u n u n n Made to OrderOmelette and Waffle Stations Fresh Fruit-Pastries-Meats $3 Mimosas and Bloody MarysAll For Only $13 SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH9am-1pm Live Smooth Jazz 1/ 1/ / / 2 2 Pr Pr ic ic e e Dr Dr in in ks ks f f or or L L a a H H C C H H C C N C C C H H H Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! We Would Be Serving It Under Water! Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


27 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Anonymous Bidders, Donors Thank SprankleThey created quite the drama when they anonymously bid $60,000 for the Jim Sprankle Mangrove Cuckoo sculpture at a February fundraiser at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, then turned around and donated it to the Ding Darling Education Center. Island winter residents Fred and Alice Stanback, however, recently blew their cover to personally thank Sprankle for all of his contributions to the community. The mangrove cuckoo piece needed to stay within the education center for others to enjoy and learn from, said Fred Stanback. I couldnt bear to see it leave once it took up residence there before the auction. Having served in the field as a research decoy, this bird is unique and tells a story about the importance of research. So Alice and I decided we would make sure it stayed in its rightful place. The cuckoo first used for an important, groundbreaking mangrove cuckoo study being conducted at the refuge was the key auction item at the Cuckoo for Ding Trailgate Party on February 15 at the refuge. The Stanbacks had someone place their winning $60,000 bid by phone and then announce their intentions to donate it. Despite our intentions to keep behind-the-scenes, we wanted to make the donation a public show of appreciation for all the hard work and talent Jim has contributed to the refuge and other organizations and events throughout the islands and beyond, said Stanback. The Stanbacks contribution and much of the other proceeds from the fundraiser went into the coffers for the Ding Darling Preservation Campaign, which strives to purchase the environmentally sensitive land of Woodring Point at the entrance to Tarpon Bay and improve the 12-year-old Ding Darling Education Center. Fred and Alice have been long-time supporters of conservation and land acquisition around the country as well as on Sanibel Island, said Sprankle, campaign chair. This generous gesture is so typical of them, and it truly brings tears to my eyes. Not only are they contributing to the preservation of valuable, sensitive habitat with their gift, but also a learning tool that will benefit generations to the education center a place dear to my heart. The Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) leads the Preservation Campaign to acquire the 6.56 acres on Woodring Point for the refuge. Site of the historic Woodring homestead, Woodring Point is also home to myriad species of birds, marine creatures, and vegetation. The property preservation is a cooperative effort. DDWS and Lee Countys Conservation 20/20 program will each purchase part of the land; the refuge will assume responsibility to restore and manage both parcels. If not preserved by the refuge, the land could be developed with as many as five dwellings, each permitted a boat dock extending into Tarpon Bay. Construction of new homes and the increase in boat traffic would have significant impact on the sensitive habitat. DDWS is working to raise $1.8 million to cover the acquisition and education center improvements. Recently, the society received a challenge gift, leaving $200,000 left to raise to reach the goal. To make a tax-deductible donation to the Preservation Campaign, contact DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Alice and Fred Stanback (left) publicly revealed their anonymous gift to pay homage to sculptor Jim Sprankle, pictured with Ding Darling Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik Call Ahead 239472-0303Seating At Breakfast & Lunch RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER362 PERIWINKLE WAY Lighthouse Caf Lighthouse Caf Worlds Best Breakfast Worlds Best Breakfast SERVING DINNERfrom Dec 15 thru AprilDAILY FRESH FISH INCLUDING:GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA SERVED...ENJOY FRESH FISH CRUSTED WITH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut-Garlic Crusted, Sweet Potato CrustedTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALADBurgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List!Breakfast & LunchEveryday 7 a.m. 3 p.m.Dinner 5 pm 9 pm Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


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29 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Why WRDA Matters To Yousubmitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsFor those along the coast who are fluent in the federal process, the letters WRDA bring a quickening of the pulse and a sense of anticipation. But should they matter to the rest of us? Yes, because WRDA which stands for Water Resources Development Act is how Congress authorizes flood control, navigation and environmental projects related to the countrys water resources. Since that includes beaches, its worth your attention. Note that we said Congress authorizes a project this way not funds. Getting federal money to the coast is a multi-step process which continues to evolve in the wake of the earmarks ban a few years back when Congress essentially took itself out of the coastal funding decision-making. However, since only projects with Congressional authorization typically can get standard (that is, nonemergency) funding, getting your project authorized in a WRDA bill is a major milestone toward success. The sign of any WRDA on the horizon is also noteworthy because sightings of these bills have been less frequent lately. The last WRDA was passed by Congress in 2007 (overriding a presidential veto to do so), so theres pent-up demand of water resources issues waiting to be addressed. A Senate committee gave unanimous bipartisan approval to a new WRDA bill on March 20, kick-starting the process to get discussion moving on both sides of the Capitol. Among the highlights of this WRDA draft: Congress finesses the funding issue by using this WRDA to enable the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with authorized projects with a complete Chief of Engineers Report (the final step of the Corps approval process for a project). This, the thinking goes, should inspire the Corps to finish pending project reports before the WRDA bill passes in order to have a supply of projects ready to go. This WRDA draft addresses the looming issue of federal project authorizations coming to their 50-year deadlines, setting a process to look at the feasibility of continued federal participation for a period of time (currently 15 years). Since many of the expiring authorized projects are iconic coastal areas where the original need for federal participation has not decreased (or where federal involvement has not been robust enough to solve the problem), any steps to keep an authorization alive are important. This bill continues to encourage a more regional approach to sediment management, looking beyond an individual projects boundaries to how it integrates into the larger coastal picture. Not only can this result in better coastal management, it puts a dwindling and valuable resource (sand) to its best use rather than letting it be lost at sea. It may also allow some adjustment in federal/nonfederal cost sharing based on integrating with nearby projects, also a welcome approach. To expedite the project process, the bill proposes both allowing someone other than the federal government to manage feasibility studies and construction, as well as keeping the Corps on task through its current x 3 x 3 approach a Corps feasibility study within three years for a federal cost not to exceed $3 million and undergo only three levels of review. Of course, because WRDA covers the entire water resources spectrum, there are important initiatives concerning ports, wetlands, inland waterways, levees, flood control and more beyond the obvious coastal considerations inherent in the legislation. While clearing a committee in such a convincing fashion bodes well, WRDA still faces full Senate approval and awaits a companion bill in the House; the chair of the committee where such a bill would originate promises action, which is encouraging. So those with federal projects will keep watching this bill, and anyone along the coast should want to stay up on this WRDAs progress as well. Keeping the federal government engaged in coastal issues is crucial, even if your particular portion of the shoreline doesnt see any direct benefit right now. For more information, go to www. asbpa.org, Facebook or www.twitter. com/asbpa. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL, WE MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT. The Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $29.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. 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30 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Sea-Turtle Nesting Begins With Post-Storm Issues Marine-turtle nesting season began in March on Florida beaches from Brevard through Broward counties, although two leatherbacks laying their eggs in late February got a head start. May 1 marks the official start in other coastal counties. This year, Floridas nesting sea turtles face specific challenges due to the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, which slammed the Atlantic coast last October, and Tropical Storm Debby, which hit the Gulf coast in June 2012. The impact of two strong storms last year and the resulting beach renourishment and repairs have altered many Florida beaches where sea turtles nest, said Dr. Robbin Trindell, who is responsible for sea turtle management at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Changes in the coastal landscape, such as a shallower strip of sandy beach or an unnatural profile, can make it more challenging for sea turtles to successfully lay their eggs and produce hatchlings. Still, we are hoping for a strong sea turtle nesting season, and we ask beachfront property owners and coastal towns and cities to keep nesting beaches free of potential hazards to increase the chance of successful nesting in the wake of such major storms, she added. The FWC reminds beachgoers that it is illegal to disturb sea turtles, their nests or hatchlings. The loggerhead is listed as a federally threatened species, and the leatherback and green turtle are federally endangered species. State law restricts things like beach renourishment and repairs on structures such as seawalls during nesting season, which continues through October. Coastal residents and visitors can help ensure successful nesting of threatened and endangered sea turtles by: Ensuring beach-repair work is completed before nesting turtles arrive; Removing all equipment, beach furniture and other potential obstructions from the beach at night, when nesting females and hatchlings need to move unimpeded across the sand; Managing artificial light at night (see below) by turning off lights when not in use, closing curtains and shades, and shielding lights needed for human safety so no light is visible from the beach. Nesting and hatchling sea turtles may become confused by artificial nighttime lighting and head in the wrong direction when trying to find the water. If confused hatchlings end up heading landward instead of toward the sea, they often die from dehydration, get run over or become prey for raccoons, ghost crabs and fire ants. Each year, about 2,500 FWCpermitted volunteers patrol more than 800 miles of sandy shoreline around the state on a regular basis, scanning the beach for leatherback, loggerhead and green turtle nests. The Marine Turtle Permit Holders mark and count nests and educate the public about protecting turtles, eggs and hatchings. Eggs in most nests will have finished incubation and hatch by the official close of nesting season on October 31, although green turtles may continue laying eggs into October, keeping volunteers busy. We love it. It is more of a passion for continued on page 44 Loggerhead hatchling Green turtle nesting Bigfoot Spotted At Ding RefugeA photograph and text received from local author Charles Sobczak on April 1: Around 11 a.m. this morning, while on a nature drive through JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, we happened upon a rare sighting of what appears to be Bigfoot. Shortly after snapping this single shot, the large animal bolted off into the understory and vanished. This ape-like man, sometimes called the skunk ape, is far more common in the Everglades but apparenty this one has taken up residence on Sanibel, where there are a lot more dumpsters available for feeding. April Fools! SCA Annual MeetingThe Sanibel Community Associations (SCA) Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Learn the status of the Sanibel Community Association as well as The Community House. Appetizers and beverages will follow the report. Reservations are necessary, so call 472-2155 or stop by The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, to let us know you are coming. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Bigfoot spotted in JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Casual Beachfront Dining with Live Entertainment Open for Dinner From 5 p.m. until Late 3111 West Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 Call (239)472-4559 or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Specializing in weddings, private parties and corporate events Open 7 days a week Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Prime Rib & Prime Jazz Every Wednesday Night! Every Wednesday Night! Every Wednesday Night! Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


31 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Birds Eye ViewAfter Bears: Sharks!by Mark Bird WestallAlthough most of the time on my canoe trips is spent looking for birds on the mudflats, there are parts of each trip where we must be in deeper water, sometimes going all the way out to the edge of Sanibel. In the winter, I tell folks to keep their eyes open for dolphins and stingrays out there. When the water temperatures warm up in the summer, I add manatees to the list. And around the month of May, I also tell my people to look for sharks. Over 10 years ago on one of my trips, we were about a quarter mile inside the mangroves heading back towards the mudflats, when we saw the distinctive dorsal fin of a 7to 8-foot long shark. It was swimming in the same direction we were going and the water was so shallow, it would not have been able to get its dorsal fin below the surface even if it wanted to. I could see that it was heading for a creek where the channel leading into the creek was going to be too shallow for the shark to continue on, so I set an intercepting course that would hopefully herd the shark back towards deeper water. Most wild animals, when given the opportunity, will choose a path that minimizes the potential for a confrontation with humans; give an animal an easy escape route and they will usually take it. Well, as the shark and the canoe both got into increasingly shallow water, I was expecting the shark to take the path of least resistance and turn away from us and head to safety. But when the shark got to within 30 to 40 feet of us, instead of turning away from us, it quickly turned towards us, bumped up kind of hard against the side of the canoe, and then finally headed back out towards the bay. As it was passing by the canoe, I could see that it was a bull shark. My customers didnt say a word, but there was a little nervous laughter as we watched the shark swim away. Bull sharks have a reputation for being a little aggressive, and I told everyone in the canoe one of my favorite sayings, Experience is a wonderful thing, if it doesnt kill you! I was expecting the shark to behave one way, but its personality told it to teach us a lesson. It didnt understand that we were trying to help it stay where it was safer; it only knew the water was getting too shallow and something that made it nervous was getting too close. I would say that sharks are right up there with snakes, crocodilians and the big cats as some of the most feared animals by humans. And just like the grizzlies I have been writing about the past few weeks, you have to follow the rules when you go into shark territory; and that means anywhere there is warm saltwater. But as usual, the rules are fairly simple and straight forward. It is best to not go swimming from before dusk until past dawn (that is when sharks like to feed and they like to feed in the shallow waters close to shore). Dont go into the water if you have recently been cut or, for ladies, during certain times of the month. And if there is someone fishing on the shore, be careful; that might attract a shark into the area. There is probably one more rule, however; if you see a shark in water so shallow you think it might get stranded, unless it is already stranded, let it find its own way to the deeper water. It would greatly appreciate being left alone. But how dangerous are sharks really and why do we fear them so? The article on the Internet that led me to write about The most dangerous animals to humans stated that an estimated 100 people were killed by sharks each year around the world. But when I went to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) at the Florida Museum of Natural History website, it stated that in 2012 there were only 80 unprovoked attacks worldwide... and only seven of those were fatal. Isnt it interesting how the media likes to sensationalize the facts? So if sharks, in reality, actually kill so few people, why are we so afraid of them? If you try to find out the answer, you will quite often find our various cultures and Hollywood blamed for our unreasonable fear. Even expert opinions will site scary folklore stories and movies like Jaws as the cause of our emotional feelings. But just like our fear of snakes and crocodilians (as I bring up in my articles over and over), I believe it goes much deeper than that.It makes sense to me that we are deeply, instinctively afraid of snakes and crocodilians because those creatures killed our ancestors on a regular basis when we were evolving in East Africa. And those evolved fears are so deeply ingrained in the most primitive parts of our brain that it is easy for cultural folklore and modern movies and TV programs to reinforce those fears. But why be equally afraid of sharks; there are no sharks in the Nile River. Well, one of the Out of Africa theories suggests that when modern homo sapiens migrated out of Africa, they did continued on page 35 S USHI, TAPAS, MARTINIS, MUSIC. C ANCEL YOUR W EDNESDAY AND F RIDAY PLANS.Whatever youre doing Wednesday and Friday evenings, cancel your plans and join the party at the Garden Patio at Tween Waters Inn. Sushi, tapas, martinis, live accoustical music, the sunset and friendly faces. TGIW and TGIF, Captiva Island style!15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COM SHOULDNT EVERY DAY BE THIS GOOD? WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 6 PM 9 PM GARDEN PATIO


32 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Sanibel Island Fishing Club Monthly Meeting April 9submitted by Charles SobczakOn Tuesday, April 9, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be holding its monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The featured speaker will begin his presentation at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission charge for the event and the angling public is cordially invited to attend. This months featured speaker is Captain Jimmy Burnsed Jr. of the Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team. Capt. Burnsed is a native Floridian who has been fishing the waters surrounding Sanibel and Captiva since he was big enough to hold a rod and reel in his hands. He has claimed countless trophies and awards for fishing, including winning the Caloosa Catch & Release Tournament and the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series. With the upcoming fantastic spring fishing fast approaching, Capt. Burnsed will focus and his techniques for catching and releasing the renowned inshore grand slam. The grand slam being the successful catching of a spotted sea trout, snook and redfish. Capt. Burnsed will discuss the various techniques he uses to catch each of these three distinct species and the most likely locations to find them in the spring, when the local fishing begins to heat up. Every inshore angler interested in having a grand slam someday should find this presentation very informative. The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and organizations such as START, Lee Reefs and the Sanibel Sea School. For information on joining the club, contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend their next meeting. The Sanibel Island Fishing club has been an active social club for more than 27 years on the island. To learn more about the club, to view their catch photos or to explore their fish recipe section, go to www. sanibelislandfishingclub.com. Captain Jimmy Burnsed, right, with a massive 250-pound tarpon caught in Boca Grande Pass, which was released unharmed shortly after this photo was taken Dream Raffle Drawing April 13The Community House dream raffle is just over a week away. Just 300 tickets will be sold and the prizes are a French vacation, jewelry and a flight. The week-long vacation is in a threebedroom guest house in the village of Santenay for up to six people. Acctivities for the week will be personalized by custom tour organizer Hidden France and will include visits to wineries, historical and cultural sites, bicycling and dining. This prize does not include air travel. Prize #2 is a $2,000 gift certificate from Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place, which has an array of fine jewelry and watch brands to choose from. Prize #3 is two round-trip tickets on JetBlue to any destination served by their system. Tickets are $100 each issued, available at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way; Bank Of The Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way; or Congress Jewelers in Periwinkle Place Shops. The drawing will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m. during the Soul and R&B House Party. You need not be present to win. A week in Burgundy 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 Heres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch ice cream chick wings hot dogs 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 Audubon Bird WalkMigrating warblers and other songbirds will be the focus during the next SanibelCaptiva Audubon bird walk on Saturday, April 6. Meet at the Sanibel Lighthouse in the fishing pier parking lot at 8 a.m. Non-resident parking is $2 an hour. Bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A suggested donation is $2. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for more information. Ovenbird


33 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week Peninsula Cooterby Patricia MolloyAs one of the most common freshwater turtles in Florida, the peninsula cooter (Pseudemys peninsularis) can often be seen near fresh bodies of water like lakes and slow moving streams. These environments provide soft sandy bottoms, ample basking sites and abundant vegetation on which to feed. They will, however, occasionally enter brackish water. While Florida cooters (Pseudemys floridana) are found throughout the southeastern coastal plain, the subspecies peninsularis is only found in Florida. Reaching nearly 15 inches in length as adults, the body and shell are darkly colored with bright yellow lines. One of the most interesting facts about these freshwater turtles is that while primarily omnivorous (youngsters have been known to eat some fish and insects), they become more vegetarian with age. It is a common sight for drivers in Southwest Florida to see a turtle slowly, but determinedly, crossing a road. Be patient. These gentle terrestrial beings have survived on this planet for millions of years; a few minutes of your time pales in comparison. If you feel compelled to accelerate its journey and protect it from less attentive drivers, please relocate it in the direction it is traveling. If you return a turtle to its point of entry, it will simply try to cross again once you have driven on your merry way. A peninsula cooter was admitted to CROW after being hit by a careless driver. The turtle had a gaping wound on its shell, which the wildlife veterinarian staff treated with antibiotics and kept it as dry as possible for a week. We inserted an esophagostomy tube down its neck because its not eating. The more it can go out and graze and exercise, the better, said Dr. Helen Ingraham, DVM intern. The patient is also receiving warm water soaks to help stimulate its digestive system, added Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director. The cooter still has discharge coming from its nose, which is a big concern for Dr. Heather. I fear that its lungs may be irretrievably damaged and I want to make sure it can float and dive OK in fresh water. We plan to fill-up one of the tubs with warm water since its shell fracture has healed well enough and test it in deeper water. Turtles inflate and deflate their lungs to dive and float in the water. It takes months for a shell fracture to heal. If you would like to sponsor this peninsula cooter on its long road to recovery, go to CROWs website and donate to patient #0286. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. This peninsula cooter was injured by a careless driver. An esophagostomy tube was inserted to ensure sufficient nutritional int ake We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! way s! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always


34 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Conservancy Reopening Weekend FestivalThe public is invited to experience the new 21-acre Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center during a two-day Grand Reopening Weekend Festival on April 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The newly renovated, $20 million Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, located off of Goodlette-Frank Road, just south of the Naples Zoo in Naples, is designed to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the water, land and wildlife in the region. The weekend festivities include special exhibits, educational programs and speakers, including renowned oceanographer and Saturdays keynote speaker, Dr. Sylvia Earle from National Geographic. The event includes music, games, arts and crafts, live entertainment and special activities for children and adults. Food, beverage and additional vendors will be on-site throughout the weekend as well. In addition to special events and exhibits, attendees can experience the new Conservancy Nature Center, which begins at the new entrance, Smith Preserve Way just south of the Naples Zoo on Goodlette-Frank Road where guests can spot native species, including endangered gopher tortoises, meandering through the Christopher B. Smith upland preserve. Inside the new Dalton Discovery Center, guests can experience several natural Southwest Florida ecosystems featuring interactive exhibits, a near-shore touch tank exploration and a live loggerhead sea turtle in a 5,000 gallon patch reef tank. In the new von Arx Wildlife Hospital, Nature Center guests can observe baby animals in the nursery and learn about animal care. The Shorebird Pool, home to wading birds in their last stages of recovery, is also viewable to the public. Eaton Conservation Hall and the Jeannie Meg Smith Theater offer a state-of-the-art multi-media experience with presentations, programs, featured speakers and more. The new Ferguson Learning Lab is home to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida STEM Institute, where hands-on environmental studies incorporate the latest in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. At the Allyn Family Lagoon and Dock, guests can search for wildlife and perhaps spot a manatee on a leisurely electric boat cruise or rent a kayak for a closer look at nature in a mangrove-lined lagoon up to the Gordon River. Guests can also explore the secrets of how the Shotwell Wavering Family Filter Marsh cleans and purifies water and view visiting wading birds and wildlife from the gazebo. Conservancy members are admitted for free to the festival. Special grand reopening admission for the weekend festival is just $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. The public can join as a Conservancy member before or at the event and enjoy special benefits during the festival. The event is free for children under 3. No onsite parking is available, as guests are asked to walk over the new Smith Preserve Way entrance. Free parking is available at Colonial Square on Goodlette-Frank Road, just south of 14th Avenue, with complimentary trolley service to and from the main festival entrance. Additional parking with trolley service is located at The Commons on Goodlette-Frank Road, south of 14th Avenue. The first 50 attendees each day receive a free Grand Reopening Weekend Festival commemorative T-shirt. The presenting sponsor for the Grand Reopening Weekend Festival is Wells Fargo. Supporting sponsors are Bank of America, Waste Management, PNC Bank and Walmart. For more information, including a schedule of events for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Grand Reopening Weekend Festival, visit www.conservancy. org/grandreopening or call the Grand Reopening Hotline at 430-2466. Smith Preserve Way, the new entrance to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida photos by Dennis Goodman Students take water samples from the filter marsh during a visit to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida A family checks the touch tank inside the new Dalton Discovery Center at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


35 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 From page 31Birds Eye Viewso by following the coastline leading into the Near East. While following the coastline, they lived primarily on a readily available maritime diet and I suspect they may have been constantly coming into contact with and occasionally attacked by sharks that were attracted to those early human hunting practices. Think about our ancestors wading into the shallow coastal waters, spearing a fish and somehow keeping its bloody body closely attached to us, freeing our hands so we could continue fishing. Any shark drawn to the area because of the blood would most certainly not see much difference between the flesh of the fish and that of the human. Thus, even though many of us today do not live full time along the shore, we dream of going to the beach and feel at peace walking the shoreline and listening to the gentle waves as they come into shore. The shoreline is where our ancestors spent much of their time as we broke out of Africa and began colonizing the rest of the world. But it takes very little effort on Hollywoods part to make us shiver in fear at the idea of what monsters are lurking out there in the hidden depths. And once again, movies and wildlife programs on TV sensationalize these dangers by giving us Shark Week and the like. If you watch these educational wildlife programs and study their content; you will find that they will spend most of their time promoting the danger these animals present to us while giving only a minute or two to the fact that most shark attacks are accidents and they are usually only single-bite attacks. Also, for filming purposes, almost all of these programs show the sharks being drawn in close to the film crews by offering them bait. Even the scientists purportedly doing research for the benefit of the species train the sharks to approach humans by offering them free food. Why are we so shocked then, when shark attacks from great whites increase in Australia with so many commercial, tourist-oriented shark feeding operations along its coastline? And then when the shark attacks go up, we humans decide that the solution to the problem is to start shooting the sharks and do nothing to stop the feeding. Isnt that sort of what we decided to do with the alligator feeding problem we have here on Sanibel? 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. From page 30Sea Turtle Nestingus than a job, and theres nothing better than to feel youre making a difference, said Debbie Sobel, a sea turtle permitholder and president of the Sea Turtle Conservation League of Singer Island. I have been monitoring beaches since 1990. 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37 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Artists Reception Watercolor artworks by Chere Force and Jan Filarski will be exhibited at BIG ARTS Founders Gallery April 4 through 30. The artists reception for In Living Color exhibit is Friday, April 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Force is a fellow at Creald School of Art in Winter Park, Florida. She has exhibited in many recent juried shows in Florida, including the Maitland Museum of Art, Historic Sanford Welcome Center, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando City Halls Terrace Gallery, and The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Melbourne. Force is a member of Central Florida Watercolor Society and Florida Watercolor Society. In addition to painting using watercolors and acrylics, she also creates hand built clay objects and clay sculpture. Filarski has won awards in more than 10 juried shows, including the International Society of Acrylic Painters Exhibit in Santa Cruz, California; the Thumb Area Show, Oxford, Michigan; and at the Michigan Annual in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Her works can been seen in several books; Journeys Into Abstraction by Sue St John; Eyes On: Abstracts, and The Artistic Touch 5 by Chris Unwin. CBS News Sunday Morning television show has chosen Filarskis paintings more than eight times for their sun image in between segments. BIG ARTS Founders Gallery is located at 900 Dunlop Road. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The In Living Color exhibit is supported by Founders Gallery Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. For more information, call 3950900. Jazz Singer with Piano Player, watercolor and wax crayon by Chere Force Honey watercolor by Jan Filarski 2801 Wulfert R Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Contact Sheryl Tatum 239.472.6445 www.sanctuarygc.net In Recognition of Your Commitment to Excellence in Foodservice AWARDof ACHIEVEMENT EXCELLENCE Award-winning golf, tennis, and dining in a casually elegant setting. Call about our New Introductory Golf and Social Memberships.


38 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Family Event At Slough PreserveCelebrate the five-year anniversary of the first public certified green building at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Lee County. The family event will be held Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers plenty of activities for all ages. There will be live reptile programs, a puppet show, hourly guided walks, and a champagne toast with sparkling cider and cupcakes. Learn how to answer the question of paper or plastic when you go to the grocery store during a Making Choices program. Try your hand at making survival bracelets or other nature crafts and participate in nature bingo with your kids. continued on page 40 Alligator resting on a log photo by Wilma Keidel Reptile Program Panorama wet season at the slough photo by Robert Repenning Discoveries on the boarwalk 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.Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750 ml. $22.99 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. $15.99 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay 750 ml. $24.99 Decoy Cabernet 750 ml. Reg. $28.99 SALE $25.99Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $22.99 Tanqueray Gin 750 ml. Reg. $24.99 SALE $20.99 Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch 750 ml. Reg. $25.99 SALE $20.99 Crown Royal 750 ml. Reg. $27.99 SALE $24.99 THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP 9 Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Steve Mormann of Columbia, Maryland and Donax Village on Sanibel recently found his first alphabet cone near Beach Access #5 off West Gulf Drive. Mormann was obviously thrilled by his shelling find. Shell Found Steve Mormann From page 12Inner Resourcescluster, district, and associational levels of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Currently she is the vice-president of Equal Access, an international nonprofit organization that provides information about healthcare and social issues in developing countries. Fast is also a facilitator for the Beyond Categorical Thinking program of the Unitarian Universalist Association. She is particularly interested in the spiritual journeying of adults and children, and the connections we make between our inward journeys, our daily lives, and our shared work for a just society. All are welcome. Discussion, fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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40 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Community Players Hold Play Readings April 21BIG ARTS launched a program for community theater and staged play readings. All readings will feature the Community Players and other local talent, volunteering onstage and backstage. BIG ARTS Community Players will be presenting three staged play readings at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 21: Paul Newman Hops The Amtrak Auto-Train, Waiting For Wilma and Oz In The Clozet. These readings will take place at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Sanibel playwright Marcia Rudin wrote Paul Newman Hops The Amtrak AutoTrain and Waiting For Wilma. Rudin is a resident for screenwriting at MacDowell Colony of the Arts, her plays have received eight productions in Manhattan, California and Michigan and several of her works had staged readings in California and Florida. She has published three non-fiction books. Her articles have appeared in such publications as The New York Times and New York Daily News. In Paul Newman Hops The Amtrak Auto-Train, a middle-aged housewife from New Jersey gets an intriguing proposition from a handsome stranger aboard the auto-train from Virginia to Florida. In Waiting For Wilma, Floridians seek refuge from the impending threat of Hurricane Wilma. One hotel room gets a little crowded when two different couples get booked into the same room. There arent any hotel rooms available, so who gets to stay and who must leave? Or does this present an opportunity of convenience? The third reading on April 21 will be Oz In The Clozet, a one-act play by Len Cuthbert, creator and director of Fridge Door Live Theatre Company, Ontario, Canada. His scripts have been produced in festivals in Canada, U.S. and the UK. In the past three years, Cuthbert directed three of his plays at the London Fringe Festival. In January 2012, he was awarded a grant by the Ontario Arts Council to develop his play, Delilah, to a full length work, which will be produced this April. The recipe for Oz In The Clozet: place one enigmatic girl and one vulnerable guy in one medium-sized locked custodial closet, add one dominant fianc, shake knob three times. This play is a combination of comedic calamity and breath of farce that begins when a guy and girl find themselves stuck in the custodial closet of a movie theater. Tickets are now on sale at BIG ARTS and at the Herb Strauss Theater. Adults are $12 and children age 17 and under are $5. The Community Players are also seeking volunteers to help with set-building, prop acquisition, stage managing and stage hands. If you are interested in being part of the production team, contact srjewell@embarqmail.com. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including ticket prices and links to performers websites. To purchase tickets, go online or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. From page 38Slough PreserveThe cost is $2 per vehicle. Walk-ins and bicycle riders are free. Parking is limited. Overflow parking is available at the Six Mile Cypress Office Park about two miles north of the slough entrance. Volunteer naturalists will be stationed around the trail and in the Interpretive Center to answer questions. Scheduled activities on the back deck of the Interpretive Center include live reptile programs at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve will be putting on a live puppet show featuring a variety of woodland animals at 11 a.m. A champagne toast with sparkling cider and cupcakes will be held at noon and a program titled Making Choices begins at 2 p.m. On-going activities include hourly guided walks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a nature bingo trail game, survival bracelets and nature crafts from 11:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. For more information, call 533-7556. The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is at 7751 Penzance Boulevard in Fort Myers. Playwright Marcia Rudin Playwright Len Cuthbert Uptown Express On Stage At Final House Party Of The SeasonThe last of the House Party Series is Saturday, April 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Community House. The band Uptown Express will take you back in time with hits from the s and s. Their material includes a blend of oldies from Chicago rhythm and blues, New York doo wop and Motown soul. Guests are encouraged to dress in s and s attire. There will be pinball, hulahoops and a jitterbug contest. Snacks and beverages for the evening will be in keeping with the theme. Alcoholic beverages will be available by donation. Series sponsors are Billys Bike Shop, Billys Rentals, Joe and Marge Meek, Rosier Insurance and Mike Kelly. Party sponsors are A Better Bugman and West Wind Inn. SCCF is the nonprofit partner that will benefit from this event. Make reservations by calling The Community House at 472-2155. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. 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41 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Giselle From Londons Royal Ballet BIG ARTS continues its Ballet In Cinema season with a screening of Giselle at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. General admission is $20. Giselle is one of the most influential of all romantic ballets, and one of the most popular ballets. BIG ARTS will screen a production from 2011, starring artists of Londons Royal Ballet, featuring Marianela Nuez and Rupert Pennefather. The title role presents the transcendental power of a womans love in the face of betrayal and is one of the most technically demanding and emotionally challenging roles in classical dance not surprisingly, it is here a great showcase for the leading ballerinas of the company. Peter Wrights sensitive staging in the atmospheric designs by John Macfarlane heightens the contrast as the story moves between the human and supernatural worlds. A reviewer in The Telegraph raves The Royal Ballets revival of Giselle provides the succulent spectacle of a world-class company at the top of its game. BIG ARTS will screen Giselle in replacement of the originally-scheduled The Rite of Spring ballet. Emerging Pictures is the largest all-digital theater network in the U.S. Nearly 400 arts institutions, media arts centers and independent art houses across North America are connected through state-of-the-art digital technology that enables venues to exhibit exclusive independent cinema, documentaries, arts programming and foreign language films. All BIG ARTS Opera & Ballet In Cinema screenings are presented in surround sound and hi-definition. Emerging Pictures Series Sponsors FineMark National Bank and Trust and The Sanctuary Golf Club. Tickets for all Opera & Ballet In Cinema performances may be purchased online at www.BIGARTS.org, by calling BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900 or by visiting BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Scene from Giselle photo by Royal Ballet Royal Ballets Marianela Nuez and Rupert Pennefather in Giselle photo by Johan Persson To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 In the Baileys Center Open Everyday 11am to 9pm 239.579.0860 ZebraFrozenYogurt.com The verdict is in! ZEBRA FROZEN YOGURT is a HIT!


42 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 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, Mussels Marinara, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine A Golf Comedy At Off Broadway Palm Theatreby Di SaggauThe Fox On The Fairway, now showing at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, begins with a quote from Mark Twain that says, Golf is a good walk spoiled. A few more golf ditties follow. This very entertaining British farce has the audience in stitches. Written by Ken Ludwig, the play takes the audience on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. It takes place in the Tap Room of the Quail Valley Country Club, a terrific set, by the way. The time is now. The play spins around a golf tournament between two rivals, Bingham (Paul Kerr) is manager of Quail Valley, which is locked in a heated rivalry with Crouching Squirrel, a club headed by the irritating Dickie (Jim Heffernan), who makes a huge personal bet with Bingham over the tournament that is about to tee off. The somewhat venomous Dickie, who when not cheating with women is constantly misusing popular expressions by saying them backwards. When the swans fly home from Cappuccino and A bird on the wing is worth two in the air. You get the picture. He sports the most outlandish golf-themed sweaters, gifts from a secret admirer. Bingham hires a young man named Justin (Sean Riley), and when he discovers hes quite the golfer, enlists him into the tournament to save the day. Justin is a great golfer, but tends to fall apart whenever bad news strikes. This happens on the 17th hole. During a rain delay, Justins flighty club bar maid fiancee, Louise (Rachael Endrizzi), breaks their engagement, which wrecks his game. During the second act, Bingham and Pamela (Serrena Vesper), a loyal Quail Valley booster with a racy personal life, desperately try to reunite the lovers. Pamela has been married several times and her favorite sport is drinking. According to her, I could never hold my liquor, two or three bottles and I start to feel it. Adding to the hilarity is Kelly Legarreta as Muriel Bingham, owner of an antique shop named The Old Crock. It ends up hostage in the bet between Bingham and Dickie. Muriel moves about the stage like a Sherman tank on a rampage. Director Paul Bernier added names of two well known car dealers to the script, which the audience enjoyed. The Fox On The Fairway is a broad, clever farce, tightly directed, beautifully performed and loaded with laughs. It plays through May 4 at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. A scene from The Fox On The Fairway New York CityFine Italian Cuisine FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 SUNSET DINING Buy One Entree And Get The Second Entree 50% OFF Between 5-6pm. 18% gratuit y added before discount.Must present ad for discount. Expires 04/12/13TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARDShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


43 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 A World Of Characters At The Straussby Di SaggauFully Committed, written by Becky Mode, directed by Jeremy Gold Kronenberg and starring Trey Compton, is a hilarious 90 minutes of laughs and mayhem. Its now showing at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. You are in for a treat when you take in this one-person show involving a genial out of work actor who is trying to survive by manning the phones at a high end restaurant, desired by the rich and famous, where reservations have to be made a month in advance. Compton is a versatile actor who can meet the demands of this play. With all the calls coming in, sometimes all at once, it takes tremendous skill to keep everything straight, not to mention the characters he has to play. He takes on 40 different characters in addition to that of Sam, the aspiring actor. Compton switches with rapid fire speed to a demanding chef, a missing relief worker named Bob, who is out looking for another job, members of a pressured staff, plus numerous customers with eccentricities and tremendous egos. Each character demands a different voice and set of mannerisms. Theres a senior citizen complaining because she couldnt use her double AARP coupon at the restaurant. Compton portrays her while knitting with two pencils. He also gets into situations with people who speak no English, his aging father, his agent, and other members of New Yorks elite, often behaving at their worst. An unexpected visit by Mr. and Mrs. Zagat from a restaurant guide that rates the best restaurants from New York to Los Angeles, London to Tokyo, Paris to Beijing and everywhere in between, also adds hilarity. Compton has a real talent for character acting. I was almost dizzy watching him switch back and forth with such fine precision in this mind-numbing maze of characters. The title is the chefs preferred way of saying they are booked for the evening. When the red phone rings, its the chef and hes usually in a bad mood. I enjoyed the unexpected caller from South Bend, who provides us with an opportunity to flesh out Sams back story. The set by William Davis vividly captures the feeling of working in a basement of a fashionable four-star Manhattan restaurant. You will notice two signs that say No Ned Finlay. The reason for these words will be discovered during the show. Fully Committed is an engaging and charming piece of theater. It plays through April 27 at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. For more information visit www.BIGARTS.org, or call 3950900. Trey Compton in Fully Committed photo by David Sexton NOW OPEN on Sanibel at 2496 Palm Ridge RoadSingles and couples are welcome.Studio 239.579.0468 Cell 239.471.6797 Dancing Makes You SmarterA surprising study shows that no physical activity offers protection against dementia except frequent dancing: Reading: 35% reduced risk of dementia Bicycling & Swimming: 0% Crossword Puzzles 4 days a week: 47% Golf: 0% Dancing Frequently: 76%Move your feet and stimulate you mind by contacting Susan Scott or partner, David Flory, for your complementary dance lesson.West Coast Swing Workshop Wed. April 10th 5 7pm Space is limited call for reservation 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)9-5 Monday Friday 10-4 Saturdaywww.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350


44 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Monday Night MovieRuby Sparksby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night, April 8, is Ruby Sparks. The film is an ingenious and delightful variation on the Pygmalion myth. Calvin, played by Paul Dano, is a shy, self-absorbed Los Angeles writer and a literary whiz kid. He is the movies protagonist. At age 18 he wrote his first novel and it became a best seller, loved and treasured by just about everyone. Ten years later he still has a wonderful reputation but he is facing writers block, every writers nightmare. During his struggles he meets his muse Ruby Sparks, played by his real life girl friend Zoe Kazan. She is a smart, saucy redhead and a figment of his imagination. He expects her to dictate another perfect novel immediately. She begins to take shape as he invents her character in his writings. Suddenly one morning he wakes up and finds Ruby, downstairs making breakfast. Calvin starts to think that hes lost it and tries to wish her out of existence. Things get more complicated when Calvins brother Harry (Chris Messina) meets Ruby and insists that she is not a hallucination. Calvin also seeks out the help of a shrink played by Elliott Gould. According to The New York Times, the film, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the team behind Little Miss Sunshine, has the same zany and sweet tone laced with just enough hardheaded wisdom to keep it grounded in psychological truth. The screenplay, by Ms. Kazan, is so polished and witty that it immediately puts her in the same league as Diablo Cody. And Ms Kazans lovely, tart perfor-continued on page 47 Outdoor Island Jazz ConcertOn Sunday, April 7, Island Jazz will present A Musical Chat at Three with Five, echoing the sounds of Bunny Berigan, Louie Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Harry James, Bobby Hackett, Ray Anthony, Ruby Brac, Herb Alpert, Lionel Hampton, Willie Nelson, Fats Waller, Gene Krupa and others. Musicians that day will be Harry Reiner, Tom Cooley, Bill Johns, Gene Federico and Bobby Charles Winkler. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in the Boler Garden in front of BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road. Beach chairs are recommended as seating is limited. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the covered Gainer Verandah. Babe VanDeVelde, Harry Reiner, Sally-Jane Heit, Charlie Winkler, Tom Cooley, Louis Pradt, Bill Johns, Glen Poling. Not pictured: sound manager Jim Wendt. Saturday Is Stories For Grownupssubmitted by Cathy CameronThe final Stories for Grownups for the season will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. This is a free event, and the program will feature the professor, Dr. Sidney B. Simon, internationally-known expert on values clarification and Sanibel-known expert for great story telling. The program will be held on Saturday due to the fact that many people work on Friday (the usual day for the program). The room at the library fills up fast for Stories for Grownups, so plan to get there early. A reporter, in his review of an earlier Simon program wrote, Whether the stories were long or short, each one elicited laughs and familiar feelings due to Simons magic as a storyteller. The effortless way in which he wove tales from his own life with stories that have endeared themselves to him along the way had the audience amused and awed. Simon tell stories for the first half hour and then he draws out stories from those present, usually triggered by one of his stories. You dont have to tell a story, you can come just to listen. For more information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. Sidney B. Simon a merican cuisine italian cuisine u i n u n O p en 4 p m Dail y ppy ppy EARLY DININ G S PE C IAL : Everyday 2 dinners for $ 20 4-5:30p m Monday Special: E n j oy Hal f Pr i ce on A ll W i ne Bottles w i th the p urchase o f 2 entree s & Jazz by BK Dav i s 6:30-10:30p m T uesda y S p ecial: H app y Hour All N i ght 4pm-clos e Ever y da y Ha ppy Hour 4-6:30 p m 1/ 2 Price on all drinks, wine by the glass & all bee r live entertainmentnightly Winner of the News-Press Readers Poll BEST Casual Fine Dining 2012 w ww .b r attas ri sto r a n te.co m O nline Reservations Available 239 -4 33 -444 9 Make Online Reservations & Enjoy Daily Discounts Sunday -Thursday V ea l P armesa n S eared Tuna New Zealand lamb C ho p s From page 30Sea Turtle Nestingus than a job, and theres nothing better than to feel youre making a difference, said Debbie Sobel, a sea turtle permit-holder and president of the Sea Turtle Conservation League of Singer Island. I have been monitoring beaches since 1990. Seeing nesting numbers rising for leatherbacks, greens and loggerheads makes me realize our efforts are paying off wonderfully. Last year was a good one for sea turtle nesting on Florida beaches, especially for loggerheads, which had a record number of nests statewide. Based on a monitoring program the FWC began in 1989, loggerhead nesting had continued a positive overall trend after several years of decline. Leatherback and green turtle nesting also had improved. To help conserve sea turtles, people can donate $5 and receive a sea turtle decal or just learn more about sea turtles at www.MyFWC.com/SeaTurtle.


45 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Photography Scavenger Hunt And AuctionBIG ARTS is hosting a Photo Scavenger Hunt, which starts at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. Image hunters will gather their friends and a digital camera for a day of art and adventure. Teams of four can walk, drive, paddle or bike in their search to photograph images that represent the given clues. After the teams return to BIG ARTS from the hunt, there will be a gourmet box dinner, a silent auction and a big screen presentation of the images captured during the afternoon. Awards will be presented as the scavengers have wine and dessert. Proceeds will benefit BIG ARTS scholarship program. Laurie Meyers, who is serving her second term on the BIG ARTS board of directors, was searching for creative fundraising ideas when she and her husband Warrin participated in a photo scavenger hunt last year in Pennsylvania. Laurie had a vision for a similar event on Sanibel. Putting together this event has been fun, as well as a challenge. I have a terrific committee that includes co-chair Lillian Decker and Paula Bentinck-Smith, Pam Brodersen and the entire visual arts committee. We have a residential and commercial community on these islands whose generosity and support of the island events is unique. Laurie said, We asked Cips if they could supply a gourmet dinner, we asked Zebra if they can provide frozen yogurt for dessert, and we asked John Talmage to be our emcee and everyone said yes immediately. Denny Souers and Pam Brodersen have agreed to create a slideshow for the showcase after the teams return and we have collected some amazing auction items from our generous business community. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. The silent auction will be ongoing. Auction items up for bid include fishing tours, kayak tours, a live performance by Island Jazz at your home, boat excursions and theater tickets. Tickets are $45 per person or $180 for a four-person team. For $8, friends and family can come to BIG ARTS at 6 p.m. for wine, dessert and the showcase. Register at BIG ARTS by Friday, April 5. There will be a limited number of teams. Organize your own team or BIG ARTS will match you with others. Silent auction items have been donated by Island Jazz, Fishy Business Charters, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Florida Repertory Theatre, Ace Performer, Captiva Kayak Company & Wildside Adventures, Canoe Adventures, Inc., Billys Bike Shop and Segway of Sanibel, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Norm Zeiglers Fly Shop, Captiva Cruises, Sanibel Marina, Whitneys Bait & Tackle. Auction items are open for bidding at BIG ARTS Center, 900 Dunlop Road. For tickets, call 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Laurie Meyers ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d b y : Fish Tacos! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


46 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Quilt Show Open To The PublicThe bi-annual Shell Point Quilt Show will be open to the public from Saturday, April 13 through Monday, April 15. The resident quilters invite the public to view the many sizes and varieties of hand crafted quilts on display, including quilts based on this years theme entitled My Heritage. We are inviting the public to view heirloom quilts on loan, quilters demonstrations, and new quilts focused on many quilters unique heritage, said Michelle McCarthy, Shell Point resident and avid quilter. We are also encouraging the public to vote for our quilters challenge winner. The quilt show will be held inside the Social Center on The Island at Shell Point on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.; and Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the quilts on display, visitors will have the opportunity to listen to music performed by Shell Point resident musicians while perusing the orchids from the Shell Point Orchid House. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Melody Desilets, volunteer coordinator at 454-2290. Shell Point Retirement Community is just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Shell Point resident Helen Van Buskirk displays her hand crafted quilt Say Yes Book Of Poetry ReleasedLocal poet and author Joyce jd Daniels book of poetry, Say Yes, will be released on April 5. Daniels will join several performing poets in reading from her book on that date from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Library for PoetryFest 2013. The book will be on display through April at ART for Acts Gallery in Fort Myers, along with works by other women artists and writers. Pine Island artist Peg Cullen and Sanibel clay artist Andi McCarter created the art for the cover. A portion of all purchases at ART for Acts Gallery will go toward helping victims of domestic violence. Joyce jd Daniels So inspiring! TICKETS An extraordinary experience, exquisitely beautiful! Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning actress Fantastic! If you ever get a chance to see it, you should. Joy Behar, Co-host of ABCs The View oy r, Shen Yun is absolutely No. 1, S h e n Yu Yu n i s a b s o l u t e l y N o 1 the top one in the world, absolutely t h e t o p o n e i n t h e w o r l d a b s o l u t e l y the best... t h e Ken Wells, legendary principal dancer of the English National Ballet ALL-NEW 2013 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRAAPR 23-24 | Barbara B. Mann Hall, Ft. Myers O O n n l l i i i i n n e e e e : : : : S S S h h h h e e e n n Y Y u n . . c c c c o o o o m m m / / / / / / / / F F F F F F F F F o o o o o o o o o o r r r r r r t t t M M M M M M y y y y y e e e e e e r r r s s s s BBMannpah.com P P P h h h o o o n n n n n n e e e e e e e e : : : : : : : : 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6 6 6 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 4 4 8 8 1 1 4 4 8 8 4 9


47 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Documentary Series Continuesby Di SaggauJiro Dreams of Sushi is the third film in a new critically acclaimed documentary series at BIG ARTS. It will be shown at 1:30 p.m. W ednesday, April 10 in Schein Hall, 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are $5. Jiro Dreams of Sushi boldly answers one of the worlds most intimidating questions: What is the greatest sushi restaurant in the world? The answer, according to many is Sukiyabashi Jiro, a tiny holein-the-wall sushi bar tucked inside a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make pilgrimages to Jiros sushi bar. This documentary explores the tireless quest of its owner, 86-year-old Jiro Ono, to create the worlds most perfect sushi as his son faces the building pressure of taking over reign of his fathers legendary restaurant. For most of his life Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish, meticulously train his employees, and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. The film is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family and the art of perfection. It runs 81 minutes. There will be a short introduction before the film and an open discussion following the showing. Tickets are available at the BIG ARTS box office. Call 395-0900 for more information or visit www. BIGARTS.org. From page 44Ruby Sparks-mance is the equal of Ellen Pages portrayal of the title character in Juno. Both are impetuous screwball heroines who could have been created only by women. The review continued, Mr. Danos Calvin, with his combination of sheepish nerdiness and intellectual arrogance, suggests a softer-edged, better-looking Woody Allen character. The first time he realizes the degree of his control over Ruby is when he writes that she speaks fluent French. Moments later that is all she speaks. The film also features Annette Benning as Calvins mother, and Antonio Banderas as her lover. They add color and humor but the film is definitely all about Ruby and Calvin. It is a beautifully written and acted romantic comedy, intriguing and fanciful. Christy Anderson will lead a discussion after the film. BIG ARTS Film Societys Monday Night Film Series presents a mixture of critically-acclaimed independent and foreign films and documentaries. After each movie, a group of film buffs leads discussions on Gainer Veranda, complemented by refreshments. Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall, located at 900 Dunlop Road. Films are shown in high-definition on a large screen with surround sound. Assistive listening devices are available. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Supporters are Sanibel Taxi and Jerrys Foods of Sanibel. For tickets, call 395-0900. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Night Moves by Randy Wayne White 2. Snow Child by Ivey Eowyn 3. Light Between Oceans by MI Stedman 4. Paris Wife by Paula McLain 5. Dry Grass of August by Anna J. Mayhew 6. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 7. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 8. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 9. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh 10. Steeped by Laurie MiemhauseCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildOff Sanibel Sandsby Raymond Buck Like a water bug a small boat moves in patterns offshore pelicans fly dive swim behind as the wire crab traps rise from choppy waters to the boat deck the catch pulled out and dropped with practiced care into a tub undesired sea life dumped back into the sea for pelicans hovering aft and above to squabble over as the dirty hulled boat churns a salt white wake and spurts forward spinning off to the next buoy the lone man at the wheel knows exactly where his marker will be what lies below he doesnt know until he hooks the buoy and lifts the trap his movement practiced a water dance with traps that ends with all traps on line emptied baited and dropped back overboard with that done a new line is set out from traps piled high at the stern baited and slipped into the sea with buoys he and pelicans know lone man then standing tall great white capped wake behind as he turns back to home water pelicans no longer following as he powers to his harbor where the catch in the tub will be sold and he will leave his boat and walk the land where ibis nibble in the swale behind gardens far from the sea. Raymond Buck is a New England Yankee by birth and thought. He has read his poetry at Writers Reads and Open Mics at The Bean. His book of poetry, South of Providence is at island bookstores. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week, individual work will be showcased. Send your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com




NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 20, NO. 41 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 5, 2013 B BSECTIONby Jeff LysiakFor the fourth year in a row, artwork created by Jefferson Jones of Lehigh Acres was selected as the winner of the Florida Junior Duck Stamp art contest, as judging took place on March 28 at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges Education Center. Jones artwork, an acrylic painting of a ruddy duck, was selected by a panel of five judges from a record 2,265 entries in this years contest. The piece will be submitted into the National Junior Duck Stamp art competition, which will be selected on April 19 in Washington, DC. Judging the Florida entries, which were divided into four groups Group I (kindergarten to third grade), Group II (fourth to sixth grade), Group III (seventh to ninth grade) and Group IV (10th to 12th grade) were wildlife artist Jim Sprankle, Ding Darling Wildlife Society board member Don Wildman, WINK news anchor Cayle Thompson, Deputy Refuge Manager at Ding Darling NWR Joyce Palmer and volunteer ornithologist at Ding Darling NWR Ed Combs. This is the second time Ive judged the Junior Duck Stamp art contest, said Sprankle. In my opinion, this is even harder to judge than the Federal Duck Stamp contest, mainly because you want to be encouraging to these young artists. Coordinated by ranger Becky Wolfe, the 2013 Florida Junior Duck Stamp art continued on page 10B Florida Junior Duck Stamp judges, from left, Jim Sprankle, Cayle Thompson, Joyce Palmer, Don Wildman and Ed Combs, with contest coordinator Becky Wolfe and Jefferson Jones winning entry (center) along with the four other finalists at the JN Ding Darling Refuge Education Center photo by Jeff LysiakJefferson Jones Wins Fourth Junior Duck Stamp Title; Sanibel Student Finishes In Third Place Overall First place overall winner Jefferson Jones from Lehigh Acres Second place overall winner by Valerie Hernandez from Fort Myers Third place overall winner by Haley Keller from Sanibel




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6B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 A team of employees and friends of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and The Naples Trust Company joined forces to walk and sponsor NAMI Walk 2013, held at Cambier Park in Naples on March 23. Approximately 400 people walked and helped to raise $100,000 for the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Southwest Florida. NAMIs membership is comprised of people with serious and persistent mental illnesses, as well as their parents, children, spouses, siblings and friends. The groups goal is to provide research and services to people with mental illness. NAMI of Collier County has received the prestigious Outstanding Affiliate of the Year Award from NAMI National and is one of the original 12 affiliates to hold a NAMI Walk as a major fundraising campaign. We appreciate and support the dedicated NAMI volunteers in Naples, Sanibel and throughout Southwest Florida who made the walk a success, said S. Albert Hanser, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Companys Founder, CEO & Co-Chairman. This committed team of volunteers will continue to have a tremendous impact on the level of service provided to help those who suffer from mental illness in our community. Over the past decade, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company has donated over $1 million to various nonprofit organizations in order to help them make a difference in the world and deepen roots in the local community. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Joins Forces Supporting NAMI Walk Members of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company participated in the 2013 NAMI Walk on March 23 in Naples Hortoons From page 2BSpotlight having someone live on the island for the occasional emergency so I am truly grateful to the CHR affordable housing program for making that possible. By the way, Allens only question when we finished his pre-employment interview in 2005 was, Do I have to wear shoes? We love having a true island boy working with our guests, she said. CHR is a non-profit organization that partners with the City of Sanibel to provide affordable housing for families and individuals who work in and/ or serve the community of Sanibel. Today CHR administers housing for 150 island residents in 10 rental complexes plus 14 limited equity ownership homes throughout Sanibel, thus facilitating local workforce for island businesses and ensuring economic diversity in our community. CHR relies on private donations to supplement income received from renters and limited equity owners, which doesnt always cover the costs of insuring and maintaining their properties. For more information, stop by the CHR office at 2401 Library Way or phone 472-1189. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


7B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellSanibel-Captiva Rotarians were asked to give their interpretation of Rotary International President Sakuji Tanakas theme for the year, Peace through Service. This was a follow-up action to a recent Rotary Global Peace Forum in Honolulu, Hawaii. Although given a weeks notice to think about what peace means to us, someone forgot to mention the connection with our presidential theme. Therefore, it took a little time and some prodding by Chet Sadler to put us on the right track. Answers from club Rotarians ranged from tolerance and understanding, respect extended to everyone including different cultures and religious beliefs, intercultural communication and understanding with the promotion of literacy programs and global peace centers sponsored by Rotary. Individual Rotarians spoke about special projects that brought about personal peace and satisfaction. These projects run the gamut, from starting up a micro-banking system for loans for start-up of small companies in South America to fundraising to purchase wheelchairs for third world and emerging countries. Rotarian John Danner enlightened us with what he calls the perfect word for peace, Shalom. In Hebrew it is roughly translated in other languages as peace. Wikipedias definition is: it can refer to either peace between two entities (especially between man and God or between two countries), or to the well-being, welfare or safety of an individual or a group of individuals. So, how are Rotarians working toward the goal of Peace through Service? Rotary has a long history of supporting communication efforts between world cultures and promoting working together toward the betterment of all humanity. Rotary International has created Rotary centers for international studies in peace and conflict resolution with a course entitled Rotary Peace Fellows. Fellows are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their careers. This program promotes national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a masters degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. Topics at the recent Rotary Peace Forum included: achieving Peace through Humanitarianism, Peace through Intercultural Communication, Social Technologies for Peace, Exploring Converging Paths of Religion, Promoting Personal Health Programs, and Turning Ideas into Action. The main focus was on service, communication, collaboration and action. Rotarians live the motto of Service above Self. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Sanibel Island Golf Club, 1100 Par View Drive. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club President, John Grey-John@JohnGreyPainting.com or President-Elect, Scot Congress-Scot@ scongress.com. PAWS PetsMeet sisters Sanibella and Marvelle, two sweet little girls looking for new homes. PAWS took them in when they were just tiny babies and now they are five and half months old and in need of a forever home. If you can adopt Sanibella and Marvelle, call Pam at PAWS of Sanibel at 472-4823. Sanibella Marvelle 1847 Farm Traillot in natural midisland community of Island Woods w/shared pool & tennis $224K 1118 Sand Castle Rdsingle-family home lot overlooks natural vegetation in The Dunes, w/beach access $299K 837 Limpet Drbuild on over 1/2 acre w/patio dock on intersecting Shell Harbor canals $885K 5307 Umbrella Pool Rd/2+ acre in Sanibel Bayous, near end of cul-de-sac, walk to beach via this bridge $399K Sandalfoot #5C1walk right out to the beach from this 2 bedroom w/ years of excellent income $699K Sundial #I101updated incomeproducing club suite, charming dcor, full resort amenities $349.9K 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Loggerhead Cay #353wellestablished investment 2 bedroom, grosses ~$30-35K annually $499K Mariner Pointe #631direct bay-front 2 bedroom w/this view, plus boating, beach, pool, & tennis $549K David Anderson Realtor Sales Associate Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator, Notary Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate T T THE HE HE S S SANIBEL ANIBEL ANIBELS S SUSAN USAN USAN T T TEAM EAM EAM OFFERS OFFERS OFFERS THE THE THE BEST BEST BEST CUSTOMER CUSTOMER CUSTOMER SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE Looking for Listings Susan Andrews Realtor Broker Owner 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 $227+million in Sanibel sales HOT MARKET More info & blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com


8B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members may attend fitness classes held at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, by presenting a coupon. Booklets of 12 coupons can be purchased at the center; cost is $42, or buy three coupons for $10.50. Cash or checks to the City of Sanibel are accepted. Members of the City of Sanibel Recreation Center must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. with Sandi McDougall. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance, core strength and flexibility exercises. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. The last class for the season is Friday, April 5 at 11 a.m. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords and stability balls, along with mats, are used to strengthen your muscles. Improve core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Chairs are used to stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, alignment and circulation. Tuesday Kayaking April 16, 23 and 30, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Kayaks, paddles and life jackets provided. Bring water, a small snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Stop by the center to sign up. Florida Repertory Theatre Educating Rita by Willy Russell, Saturday, April 20. Olivier Awardwinning Best Comedy from the author of Shirley Valentine. Page Turners with Ann Rodman Wednesday, April 10, 2:30 p.m. The Room by Emma Donaghue. The entire world of a five-year-old boy is the 11x11 room in which his mother is being held against her will. Storytelling by Bert MacCarry every Friday at 11 a.m. in the Kraft Room. Free to open to all ages. For more information call 472-1781. Tenth Annual Friday Coping With Life Series April 12, 2 p.m. Brain Basher Puzzles by Millennium Cognitive staff. Limited to 25 participants. Cost is $10 for members, $15 non-members. Travel to Brain Boot Camp in order to boost your IQ and sharpen your memory. At the end of the program, youll discover your memory will be sharper and your mind more agile. The puzzles are organized in levels from easy to difficult so you can increase the intensity of your mental workout as you progress. GAMES: Backgammon 1 p.m. Wednesday Bridge 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 1 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 1 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 1 p.m. Thursday Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Call 472-5743 for details on programs or stop by to register. FISH-Sponsored Mobile MammogramWomen of all ages will have local access to mammography services on Friday, April 12 when FISH of Sanibel, Inc. sponsors the Radiology Regional Center Mobile Mammogram for the island community. Mammograms are x-rays of the breast, continuing to be the gold standard and the key to life-saving early detection of breast cancer. Early detection allows for a greater number of options for treatment and a better chance of survival. The Radiology Regional Centers Mobile Mammography Coach is a customized, mobile breastimaging clinic, bringing the latest technology in digital mammography directly to you. Convenience, state-of-the-art technology and exceptional quality are the reasons why women choose this service. The FISH-sponsored mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the Baileys General Store parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents can book an appointment or learn more about the program by calling Christine or Jessi at the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775. No prescription is necessary for this service, and FISH may be able to provide financial assistance to those without insurance or with limited financial resources. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! Buying, Selling or just want to chat... Talk to Chuck! 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From page 1BDuck Stampcontest entries were laid out on tables in auditoriums A and B beginning at 9 a.m., and each of the judges were given a handful of poker chips. Perusing the contest entries, the judges would place a chip on top of the artwork they wanted to advance in the competition. As each round of competition advanced, judges received less poker chips, and less pieces of art would advance to the following rounds. Jaye Boswell, the teacher who launched the duck stamp program as a third grade art project during the 198990 school year at The Sanibel School, stopped by the refuge to take a look at this years entries. When Wolfe told her that nearly 2,300 submissions had been received from 44 schools, a big smile came across her face. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that this would become so big, said Boswell. But the kids loved it, and it just took off from there. Really, how do you make a duck sound exciting? But when you start tying that into other things theyre learning, like science and geography and math, suddenly its not just a rubber ducky you take a bath with. Its really something. Wolfe confessed that she had been worried about the number of entries she had received with only a few weeks remaining before the art contests deadline. At that point, less than 800 submissions had been turned in. However, the final tally produced a record number of entries. Were up 576 entries from last year, said Wolfe, whose staff provided exemplary assistance in presenting this years submissions, calculating judges scores and handling all additional duties associated with the art contest. Entries from Groups I and II were judged and scored prior to a short lunch break. Groups III and IV were judged and scored in the early afternoon. Finally, shortly after 2 p.m., the final five pieces of art were selected as the top entries, with Jones work chosen as the winner. Finishing in second place was a piece by Valerie Hernandez from Fort Myers and Sanibels Haley Keller placed third overall. Excited to deliver the news as soon as possible, Wolfe opened her cell phone Judges and refuge staffers circulate through the auditorium filled with contest entries Judge Jim Sprankle examines the third group of entries Entries from Group II, open to grades 4 through 6 Contest coordinator Becky Wolfe, second from left, answers a question from a member of her staff Patty Wettstein and Becky Wolfe with two of the contest entries An assortment of Group II entries10B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013


and dialed Jones. Jeff how are you doing? asked Wolfe, after identifying herself. Im doing pretty dandy, said Jones. Do you know why Im calling you?asked Wolfe. To chat about the weather? joked Jones. Wolfe, the judges and her staff laughed loudly. After delivering the news about his victory, Jones humbly offered, Wow really? Thats excellent. Thank you. Later, the 18-year-old home-schooled student added that he would again be very honored to represent Florida at the National Junior Duck Stamp art contest. Keller, an eighth grader at The Sanibel School, was thrilled to learn that her work which featured a pair of hooded mergansers was selected in the top three out of nearly 2,300 pieces of art. Im really excited, said Keller, who noted that she chose the species only two weeks before the contest deadline. I was sort of busy with other school work, but I spent about a half an hour on it each day. I didnt think it was going to come out this good, but Im really happy with it. According to Keller, she promises that she will give more thought into her entry for next years Florida Junior Duck Stamp art contest. Becky (Wolfe) wants me to do a painting instead of a pencil drawing, said Keller, who was awarded first place in her age group in two previous years. And Ill be going to Cypress Lake Center for the Arts next year, so that will help me step up my game, too.More than 27,000 students enter state Junior Duck Stamp art contests each year. The winning design from the national contest is used to create the Junior Duck Stamp for the following year. Junior Duck Stamps are sold by the U.S. Postal Service and Amplex Corporation consignees for $5 per stamp. Proceeds from the sale of Junior Duck Stamp support conservation education, and provide awards and scholarships for the students, teachers and schools that participate in the program. WINK news anchor Cayle Thompson inspects an entry Judges hold up their scorecards during the final round of Group III entries Cayle Thompson adds his chip to a favorite work of art while the other judges peruse the nominated entries Becky Wolfe reacts after calling first place overall winner Jefferson Jones from Lehigh Acres Second place overall winner by Valerie Hernandez from Fort Myers Third place overall winner by Haley Keller from Sanibel11B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013


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ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 201314B Business & Individual Taxes Bookkeeping Small Business a x es i nes s The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, J2, Sanibel The Islands Full Service CPA FirmPersonal Service With Affordable Fees Call 239.472.1323 Bling Bash To Smash SlaveryAfter months of planning, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) is ready for its first annual fundraising event, Bling Bash To Smash Slavery, to be held on Saturday, April 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Forever Green Shops, Cips Place and the Eileen Fisher Store. We have a three-year history of working with the Eileen Fisher store and we are really happy about our new association with Cips Place and the Forever Green Shopping Center, said Nola Theiss, executive director of HTAP. Everybody has been so helpful and supportive. Cips will be provide light refreshments and proceeds from cash bar tips and a percentage of meals served after 3 p.m. that day will be donated to HTAP. The Eileen Fisher store will be offering special coupons with every purchase and the Forever Green management has provided extra space for the event. Island businesses have donated restaurant gift certificates: The Jacaranda, Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille, Rosies Cafe & Grill, Sanibel Caf, Lazy Flamingo, Nervous Nellies and Parrot Key. Entertainment gift certificates for the Florida Repertory Theatre, Barbara B. Mann and Broadway Palm have also been donated. Stays at luxury area hotels, adventure and eco excursions, beauty treatments and gift certificates and jewelry will be part of the silent auction. Live auction items include jewelry from the four featured jewelry designers: Colleen Crandall, Patricia OHara, Lindy Holt and Wendy Miller; a His & Hers Basket from the Sanibel Beauty Salon and Barefoot Charters a morning of fishing for six and a gift certificate at the beauty salon plus grooming products for both of you worth $700; a three-hour photography from Frantz Photography worth $900, plus lots more. HTAP volunteers have been sorting through the beautiful jewelry, which has been donated to HTAP. With the theme of Downton Abbey to Abbey Road, everything from retro broaches and vintage diamond necklaces to wooden or polished stone necklaces evocative of the 1960s will be offered for donations to HTAP. Money raised will used for the ARTReach programs offered to girls throughout Southwest Florida to teach them how to avoid trafficking themselves and to teach their peers about modern day slavery. They are planning programs with the Harlem Heights Community Center, Boys and Girls Clubs, Our Mothers Home in the summer. Volunteer opportunities will be available to participants. HTAP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded on Sanibel in 2006. Its mission is to build awareness of human trafficking, train professionals and community leaders to assist in the fight against trafficking and develop programs and other resources such as its prevention programs aimed at local youth: ARTReach program, TIPS (Trafficking Interactive Prevention Simulation) and its Point Of Contact and Point Of Rescue program, which trains local law enforcement, mall security, restaurants and businesses where young people may be targeted by traffickers. Florida has one of the highest incidences of trafficking in the country and the group most targeted in Florida is young American girls between 11 and 15. For more information, contact Nola Theiss at 292-3834. Live auction items include jewelry from the four featured jewelry designers: Colleen Crandall, Patricia OHara, Lindy Holt and Wendy Miller


15B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Sanibel Earns TripAdvisor Travelers Choice AwardTravelers believe Sanibel Island is something extra-special. TripAdvisor sorted through millions of reviews and opinions to award Sanibel with the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Islands awards. These awards recognize top islands around the world, based entirely on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. In total, more than 100 winning islands were named across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, South Pacific and the U.S. Sanibel landed easily in the top 10 favorite island destinations. TripAdvisor described Sanibels winning style: Most vacation spots are either relaxing (Tahiti) or family-friendly (Orlando). Sanibel Island, however, is that rare place which is both. Spend a quiet afternoon shell-collecting, or find a hotel with a kids program so you can enjoy a trip to the spa or a round of golf. Sanibel Island has plenty to boast about. Coastal Living Magazine recently named Sanibel one of the Top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns for 2013. Sanibel is a magical place, said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. It offers world-famous shelling, beautiful beaches and excellent accommodations. Were glad our visitors shared with the world what we know to be true. The complete list of 2013 Travelers Choice Islands can be found online at www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoiceIslands. Visitors shelling at Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel photo by Jeff Lysiak Original art for your home! CAPTIVASMonday after the MastersA Par 3 Golf Event and Sunset Community Celebration to benet the Captiva Community Panel MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013 e Captiva Course at South Seas Island Resort | 3pm Shotgun StartPAR 3 TOURNAMENT & EVENTS 5 Chances to Win $10,000 with a Hole-in-One. 4 Chances to Win Other Hole-in-One Prizes. Closest-to-the-Pin Winners Compete in Sunset Shoot-Out on 9th hole. Hospitality Tents on 9th hole to view play and Sunset Shoot-Out. Live-Music and cocktails on the 9th hole during Sunset. Spectators encouraged. TAX DEDUCTIBLE* SPONSORSHIPS: Foursome of players: $600 Hospitality Tent (includes foursome fee, food tray & drinks): $1,000 $500 for tent only. Tee Box Sponsors: $300 *Consult your tax advisor for deduction amount.For more information: 239.472.7565 or captivacommunitypanel.com.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 201316B April Programs At The EstatesApril at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted by the opening of the Gators in the Garden exhibit, Girl Scout programs, and National Arbor Day tree planting, as well as a variety of other programs and activities throughout the month. The schedule includes: Emerging Inventors/Early Learners, April 4 Bouncing Babies, 9 to 11 a.m. and April 18 Fun Flowers, 9 to 11 a.m. Edison Ford Emerging Inventors Early Learning Program is for oneto threeyear-old children and their parents, grandparents and other family members. The program includes socializing with others, educational activities, story time, singing, crafts and exploring the homes, gardens and the museum at the estates. Each session introduces science through activities and time to tend the Emerging Inventors Vegetable Garden. Cost for members is $5, non-members are $15 (one adult, one child). Girl Scout Badge Programs Edison Ford provides unique Girl Scout badge programs for all ages. All Girl Scout programming is booked through the program specialist for Girl Scouts of Southwest Florida at 561-1800. For more information visit http://www. edisonfordwinterestates.org/education/ scout-badge-programs/ heprogramming. Programs include: Entertainment Technology April 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Girl Scouts will animate artwork, learn about sound and movie effects and make an amusement ride prototype. Participants receive a badge unique to the programming. Smarts In Arts, April 6, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Girl Scouts will learn to see like an artist through multiple mediums. The Edison Wild Wizard will have scouts using the right-side of their brain to create unique masterpieces. The class ends with a Girl Scout art exhibition. Participants receive a badge unique to the programming. Science Investigation, April 20, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Girl Scouts become detectives by solving different mysteries using normal everyday items. Scouts will search for clues, learn about DNA and Morse code, and match fingerprints. Participants receive a badge unique to the programming. Engineer & Invent, April 20, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To be a good inventor you need a good imagination and a pile of junk, said Thomas Edison. Scouts will become inventors, innovators and engineers while designing new and improved toys and products for home or school. Participants receive a badge unique to the programing. Gators in the Garden, April 7 through May, opening reception April 7, 2 to 4 p.m. Gators in the Garden is the theme for the annual Art in the Garden, an outdoor sculpture exhibit which is a project of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, the Lee County Art Educators and Lee County Schools. Now in its 5th year, 25 schools are participating from throughout Lee County and visitors can expect to see at least 25 gators among the flowers and vegetables in the Edison Heritage Truck Garden near the museum. Students, teachers, families and school officials are invited on April 7 to view student sculptures, live baby gators and a few other Girl Scout Badge programs are offered at the estates Join Edison Ford and plant a coconut palm on Arbor Day Larry NorrisSanibel 1 025 Periwin kl e Wa y Mon S at. 1 0 5 E venin g s & Sun d a y s by appointmen t 57 9 0 41 2 Designer CONDO Choose from over 50 fabrics 0 a n d 20 wood sam p les at t h e same price! NorrisHomeFurnishin g s.com Complete condo packages starting from $10,999!SANIBEL PACKAGES


17B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013surprises. The exhibit is supported by George M. Cox Trust. Refreshments will be provided by Costco Services. Happy Birthday Clara Ford, April 11. Clara Bryant Ford, the wife of Henry Ford for 59 years, loved roses. Fair Lane, the Fords Michigan estate, had more than 350 varieties of roses and 10,000 rose plants in their five-acre garden. In honor of Clara Ford, Edison Ford horticulture staff will be installing a historic rose garden at The Mangoes, the Fords winter estate. The unveiling of the garden will be held in July in honor of Henry Fords 150 birthday. Funding for the Clara Ford Rose Garden is provided by Peggy Campbell, great-niece of Clara Bryant Ford.Directors Tour to Miami, April 13. Back by popular demand, Edison Ford has scheduled an additional Directors Tour to historic Vizcaya Estate and Fairchild Botanical Garden. The full day tour includes lectures by staff and curators, lunch at Vizcaya in the historic caf and tram tours in the historic Fairchild Garden. Cost for members and volunteers is $90, non-members are $100. Edison Ford Garden Talk: Bamboo, April 13, 9 a.m. The bamboo growing in Fort Myers may have enticed Edison to purchase the property in 1885 and was a material that he used as a filament for the light bulb. Today, many varieties of bamboo grow in the Edison Ford gardens. Join horticulture staff to learn how to plant, prune, care for and maintain bamboo in containers or in the ground. Participants will receive 20 percent off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe. Afterwards, take a tour with garden staff and see all the bamboo. Cost for members is free, non-members are $5. Edison Ford Homeschool Space, April 15 or 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (grades 1 through 6). Edison Ford offers a unique opportunity for homeschool families to learn together about the life and work of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and how our lives are impacted today by their genius. Students and their parents can enroll in a two-hour program with curriculum that follows the Next Generation Florida Sunshine State Standards. Homeschool students will learn about space through hands-on activities, build a rocket and conclude the program with a rocket launch. Registration is required. Upon registration, pre-visit curriculum materials will be emailed to registered families. Cost for members is $10, nonmembers are $20 (one adult, one child), additional $10 per child. National Arbor Day, Edison Ford Tree Planting, April 26, 10 a.m. In observance of National Arbor Day, staff at Edison Ford will be planting a coconut palm tree along the McGregor Boulevard fence to restore the important historical landscape of the Edison and Ford estates. More than a hundred years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Edison planted dozens of coconut palms at their tropical winter estate, locating most of them in the coconut grove along the river and along the McGregor Boulevard fence. Eventually the line of coconut palms extended to the Ford estate next door and became an imporcontinued on page 23B 18 ROUNDS OF GOLFEvery Weekend for Only $99 Social and Tennis Members $45 every weekend Full Club Members $23 all weekOpen to the PublicPh. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Join Now and New 2013 Members can save up to $700 18 HOLES OF GOLF


ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 201318B Baseball Experts Predict Last-Place Finishes Again For Twins And Red Soxby Ed FrankThe trucks have packed the spring training gear, Jetblue Park at Fenway South and Hammond Stadium in the Lee County Sports Complex are quiet, and by the time you read this column, the 2013 baseball season will have started just a few days ago. But as the old saying goes, hope springs eternal for all 30 Major League teams as a new season dawns. However, lets see what the experts predict for the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins, who just left the warm climes of Fort Myers for bitter cold weather in the north. (Temperatures were in the 30s in Minneapolis and low 40s in New York where both teams played Monday on opening day.) The outlook wasnt brilliant, to steal a line from Ernest Thayers famous poem Casey at the Bat, when several publications and the Las Vegas odds-makers made their pre-season predictions and analyses of the Twins and Red Sox. Sports Illustrated said that both teams would finish dead last in their respective American League divisions, Boston in the AL East and Minnesota in the AL Central. The predicted 77-85 season record for Boston (15 games behind first-place Tampa), would mark the first time since 1930 that the Red Sox would have back-toback last-place finishes. For the Twins, the Sports Illustrated prognostication was even worse a staggering 60-102 record, 34 games in back of first-place Detroit. If true, it would mark the third straight last-place finish and the likely firing of the previously successful manager, Ron Gardenhire. Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune, one of baseballs most highly respected writers, also wrote that the Red Sox and Twins were destined for last-place finishes. Red Sox manager John Farrell, who left Toronto to take the Boston job, will be sorry he left Toronto, wrote Rogers. The next few years look miserable for the Red Sox organization, he added. As for the Twins, Rogers was a bit more encouraging. With both former MVPs Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau healthy at seasons start for the first time in years, the team should be better, but not better enough to challenge Detroit. Finally, Las Vegas lists Boston as a 25-1 long shot to win the World Series and Minnesota a whopping 100-1. But lets not feel too sorry for the owners of these two teams. Forbes Magazine recently listed Boston the third most valuable franchise in baseball, worth $1.3 billion with an operating income last year of $23.9 million. The Minnesota team was valued at $578 million with an operating income of $10.8 million. Its a long baseball season six months. Come September, lets hope these dire pre-season predictions for the Red Sox and Twins are way off the mark. Florida Gulf Coast Basketball Coach Andy Enfield Hired By USC Just days after leading Florida Gulf Coast University basketball team to a historic run in the NCAA tournament, Coach Andy Enfield was hired away by the University of Southern California. Although the official announcement had not been made at our deadline, it was reported that USC was prepared to pay Enfield $2 million a year to restore that once powerful basketball program. Thats a far cry from the $157,000 he was making at FGCU. Enfield reportedly also had been courted by Minnesota and Old Dominion. Another FGCU headliner, lefty Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox, who posted a sparkling 17-8 record last season, earned the opening day starters role and pitched magnificently in a 1-0 Sox victory Monday. Sale recently signed a $32.5 million five-year contract with Chicago, with two additional option years that could up the tally to $65 million. Everblades Begin Playoff Hopes to Retain the Kelly Cup Following a sizzling 11-3-0-1 March record, the defending ECHL Champion Florida Everblades begin their playoff battle tonight, Friday, to retain the leagues Kelly Cup when they host the Elmira Jackals at Germain Arena. Florida enters the playoffs as the No. 4 seed in the ECHL Eastern Division. The Jackals are the fifth seed. Game two of the seven-game series is tomorrow here with games three, four and five on the road. If games six and seven are necessary, they will be played here. Golf And Sunset CelebrationThe Monday After the Masters Golf and Sunset Community Celebration will be held on Monday, April 15 at 3 p.m. on South Seas Par 3 golf course, with the finishing holes running parallel to Sunset Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Every player will have an opportunity to win $10,000 on five different holes with the remaining holes offering holein-one prizes and a closest-to-the-pin contest. The closest-to-the-pin winners will compete in a shoot-out format on the 9th hole for the coveted Captiva Green Jacket. There will be a 10x10 hospitality tents surrounding the 9th hole with views of the players and the sunset shoot-out. A cash bar and barbecue will be available. Money raised will go to fund the Captiva Community Panels initiatives, which include reviewing and updating the Captiva Plan portion of the Lee Plan to protect the long-term interests of the island. Even though panel expenses are kept to a minimum and all panel members serve voluntarily, the panel relies on private donations to fund its initiatives and help match any funding from public and private grants. Since its inception, the panel has secured more than $350,000 in grants to study water quality, strengthen land use and zoning rules and help restore island vegetation after Hurricane Charley, while fostering a strong relationship with Lee County officials on a range of issues affecting the island For more information, call 472-7565 or visit captivacommunitypanel.com. Duplicate BridgeOn March 26, there were seven tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Betty Freeman and Susie Hall 2. Linda Tedeschi and Kenneth Appel 3. Mary Conway and Elizabeth Tone East/West 1. Mary and Dick Butler 2. Yvonne Dressel and Judy Harralson 3. Sue Danford and Linda DrasninThe game runs for six months November through April at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. 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19B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Mens Golf Association event was held on Wednesday, March 27. The format was Four-Man Scramble, 2-Pin Game. Results: 1st Terry Finzen 49.35 Don Weymouth Tom Browning Richard Giangiorgi 2nd Gordon Rains 52.42 Bill Swain Dave Jones Next weeks event (April 3) will be an Individual Quota Points game and interclub qualifier for The Dunes. Dunes Womens Golf ResultsThe Dunes Womens Golf Association results from Friday, March 29, format 2 Net Better of 4 2 Pin Game, are: 1st Sharon Hannon Judy Wellons Maureen Rains Pat Wentling 105 2nd Annie Wainwright Grethe Christensen Claudia Finzen Wanda Malone 108 3rd Gussie Blue Cathy Sleiter Kenene Weymouth Maureen OBrien 111 Chip-ins Ann McDonald #6 Carol Curcuru #8 Karen Hendricks #11 Irmingard Markusch #6 Pat Wentling #11 Doris Dewitt #6 SWAT Youth Summer Swim TeamSWAT is a youth swim team program for ages 5 to 18 designed to improve stroke technique and to build endurance. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) in order to participate. In addition to becoming members of Sanibel Water Attack Team, swimmers will get a chance to join Swim Florida for competitions. Practices start on Monday, April 9 and run through mid-August. Stop by or call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 for more information on practice times and fee options. Kayakers Make Stop On Sanibel While On Three-Year JourneyDave and Amy Freeman arrived on Sanibel Island recently via kayak, just one stop on their 11,700 mile, three-year journey across North Americas waterways. Their goal is to gain support and protection of our wild spaces. More than 100,000 students follow this journey at their website: www. WildernessClassroom.com. Amy and Dave Freeman We make it easy. You make it home. CROW CLASSIC CROW CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT GOLF TOURNAMENT Saturday April 20, 2013 Proceeds Bene t e Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. Sanibel Island Golf Club & Clubhouse Restaurant 1110 Par View Drive, Sanibel Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch Silent Auction Begins at 8:30 am Entrance Free $125 Foursome $400 To Register for the Event, or for Information on Sponsorship Please Contact James Robinson at CROW (239)472-3644 ext. 221Tournament Sponsor


ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 201320B SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2012, Stephen Strasburg became the sixth major-league pitcher since 1900 to notch 200 strikeouts in fewer than 30 career games. Who else has done it? 2. Entering 2013, who was the last major-league pitcher with consecutive seasons of at least 20 wins? 3. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball tied an NCAA record in 2011 for most touchdowns in a season (39). Who else holds the mark? 4. In 2012, Deron Williams set a Nets team record for most points in a game (57). Who had held the record? 5. Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury in 2013 became Pittsburghs all-time leader in victories (227). Who had held the mark? 6. How many times has a defender been named MVP of the Major League Soccer Cup final? 7. Who was the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic judo medal?1. Hideo Nomo (23 games), Kerry Wood (23), Dwight Gooden (25), Mark Prior (27) and Herb Score (29). 2. Houstons Roy Oswalt won 20 games in both 2004 and 2005. 3. Oklahoma States Barry Sanders, in 1988. 4. Mike Newlin scored 52 points in a game in 1979, and Ray Williams did the same in 1982. 5. Tom Barrasso, with 226. 6. Once -the Los Angeles Galaxys Omar Gonzalez, in 2012. 7. Ronda Rousey won a bronze medal in Beijing in 2008. ANSWERS Schaner Captures Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League Singles TournamentTom Schaner, captain of the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool Leagues seventh place Deep Pockets team, won six out of seven matches to take first place honors in the leagues annual year-end single game double elimination 8-ball tournament. Twenty-eight shooters competed for over six hours on the two tables at American Legion Post 123 on April 1. Dave Doane took second place honors, with Bob Buntrock coming in third. Both players are members of the leagues second place Bunts Ball Busters team. Jimbo Gaubatz from the Odd Balls was fourth. John Gonzalez from Bathroom Magic and Kevin Pottorf from Sandycappers tied for fifth and sixth. Two Fresh Legion team members, Patti Frank and Gator Gates, tied for seventh and eighth. During the leagues 21-week 2012-13 season, 70 players participated, shooting on Sanibels only two pool tables at American Legion Post 123. The eight participating teams were forces to play two shifts every Monday night starting at 5 p.m. and finishing at 11 p.m. Since a billiard room is not a permitted use under the Sanibel Land Plan, league players are hoping that one Sanibels bar/restaurants will put in additional tables to allow the league to expand and provide playing opportunities to the many players on a waiting list for league play. The leagues Awards Banquet is set for Monday, April 8 starting at 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 123. Team and individual cash prizes will be awarded and a 3-ball or 9-ball tournament will be run for interested shooters. On Monday, April 15, the Sanibel league again plays its annual match against the North Fort Myers Senior 8-Ball League. That match starts at 7 p.m. at Legion Post 123. North Fort Myers leads in the series, 3-2. Rich Ennis, John Gonzalez, Bob Buntrock and Dave Doane will represent the Sanibel league. Paddling FestivalThe Paradise Coast Paddlers Club will host its 8th annual Paddling Festival on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 on the beach at Capri Fish House, located on Isles of Capri Boulevard in Naples. Saturday will include a day of classes taught by internationally-known paddlers Greg Stamer, Steve Schemer and Michael Gray. Stamer, Greenlands National Kayaking Championship gold medalist and world record holder for circumnavigation of Iceland, will conduct a Greenland paddling class. Scherrer, an American Canoe Association Level 5 Coastal Kayak instructor trainer and kayak designer, will lead instruction on boat control. Festival-goers may also join Gray, an internationally-known outdoor cooking specialist for a paddle ending with an onisland cooking class. Details of classes and registration information can be found at http://paradisecoastpaddlers.com. Sunday will be feature a day of free demonstrations, clinics, tours and races. Complimentary boat unloading will be provided for paddlers bringing their own boats and rentals will be available. Tours will also be available for all levels of paddlers. An Introduction To Paddling tour will include basic safety and stroke instruction from ACA instructors with a paddle in Johnson Bay. Other tours include mangroves, bays and open waters up to 2.5 hours in length. Paradise Coast Paddlers Club requires everyone participating in demonstrations, classes and tours to wear their PFDs (personal flotation devices). Founded in 2005, Paradise Coast Paddlers Club is a not-for-profit organization endorsing safe kayaking for people of all ages and promoting awareness of the water and environment in Southwest Florida. Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 Grandezza Classic May 9The third annual Grandezza Classic will be held on Thursday, May 9 at Grandezza Golf and Country Club in Estero. The four-player scramble shotgun start begins at 1:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Chairing the golf classic is Noelle Melanson. Golfers, sponsors at all levels and silent auction items are all needed for the event. The $125 cost per player includes green fees with cart, awards, dinner and the silent auction. Non-golfers have a number of ways to support this event, including auction donations, volunteering and a variety of sponsorships. Every dollar raised at this event enables the food bank to distribute $6 worth of food to those in need. To register for the classic, to obtain sponsorships, to donate silent or live auction items or to be a volunteer, contact Miriam Pereira, Development Director, at 3347007 ext. 127 or mpereira@harrychapinfoodbank.org. To register online, visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


viprealty.com Direct river views 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths 2 replaces/2 laundry rooms Gated community $1,495,000 (2130116) Judie Anderson 472-5187 x 265Riverside Estate Home W/40 Slip 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner unit Completely updated, beautifully manicured Pool, tennis, shuf e board, bike rentals Views of the Gulf of Mexico from lanai $725,000 (2800135) Margie Davison 472-5187 x 322Direct Gulf Front 4BR/3BA, 3+ garage Golf course & water views Quiet cul-de-sac Sanibel school $599,000 (2120743) Debbie Staley 472-5187 x 258 Opportunity Knocks!DID YOU KNOW?Scan this QR code with your Smart Phone to search all properties available for sale!1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel (239) 472-5187 (800) 553-7338 Toll free (866) 472-5187 Intl 2000 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 395-0607 14970 Captiva Drive, Captiva (239) 472-7800 (866) 472-7800 Toll free Resort has upscale restaurant Great pool, spa, elevator, tennis courts Turnkey, community boat ramp Fishing pier, on-site rental of ce $325,000 (2800419) Clo Whitney 472-5187 x 217 Awesome Views Of The Beach! Great location with Bay views! Resort living, no rental restrictions Wrap around lanai, 3 sets of sliders Furnished, beautiful sunsets $359,000 (2130413) Diane Stocks 472-5187 x 335Sanibel Harbor Corner Unit 3BR/2BA, 3-car garage, furnished Key West style home, elevator, pool Only 3 lots from the beach Fireplace, lush tropical landscaping $999,000 (2130416) Linda Gornick 472-5187 x 261Sea Oats 2BR/2BA beauty, overlooks Sanibel River Updated throughout Very tastefully decorated Light & airy feel with lovely sunsets $349,000 (2130418) Ron Smiley 472-5187 x 334 Wonderful Condo Lovely Views Large cleared lot 130 X 80 Two small ponds Well maintained parcel $299,000 (2130381) Karen Bell 472-5187 x 270Build Your Paradise Beachfront 2-BR/2-BA ground level Walk out your back patio to beach/pool Great rental income and vacation home Pet friendly to owners $750,000 (2130408) Robin Humphrey 472-5187 x 218Sanibel Sundial Condo 2400 + sq. ft. home in Sanibel Bayous 2BR/2BA with a dock, split bedroom 3rd bedroom is currently a family room Kitchen w/Corian counters, tile & carpet oors $649,000 (2130376) Les Pendleton 472-5187 x 266Great Bayou Views 3BR/2BA overlooking a large lake Spacious, many upgrades, pool & spa Stainless steel appliances, granite counters Gated, community pool, tennis, clubhouse $505,000 (2130389) Raleigh Allen 472-5187 x 320 Crown Colony Beauty 3BR/3BA, new kitchen, vaulted ceilings Large bay front pool & spa, bay front lanai 1.5 lots, seawalled frontage on San Carlos Bay Large dock in protected marina available separately $2,239,000 (2120247) Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215150 Feet On The Bay Crooked Pond Village Detached Villa 3-bedroom/2-bath, 2-car garage Updated with new kitchen/baths Tree-lined shady neighborhood $189,000 (2130407) Martha Smith 472-5187 x 241 2BR/2BA pool home, light & bright Spacious great room w/vaulted ceiling Panoramic golf course & lake views Incredible sunset views, easy on/off island $429,000 (2130415) Glen Simmons 472-5187 x 332The Dunes Of Sanibel Ideal cul-de-sac location Southern exposure for your pool Two hundred feet of lake frontage The best home site in Gumbo Limbo $249,555 (2120779) Charlie Sobczak 472-5187 x 255Gumbo Limbo Finest Gulf Pines home Steps to the beach access 4 bedroom, 3 bath Secluded and private $799,000 (2130313) David Schuldenfrei 472-5187 x 227Near Beach ONE STOP SHOPPING! VIP IS THE ONLY ISLAND REAL ESTATE COMPANY TO OFFER SALES, VACATION RENTALS, TITLE AND MORTGAGE SERVICES UNDER ONE ROOF!Prestigious Gulf Harbour NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED 21B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013


22B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Around The Islands With AnneSeafood Savvy Merchants Deserve Support; Alternatives To Airport Foodby Anne MitchellAs our oceans continue to be overfished, its important for consumers to help when they can. We can do our part by purchasing from retailers and restaurants that sell and serve sustainable seafood. The Sanibel-Captiva chapter of START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide), which is dedicated to protect ocean resources, is supporting local seafood savvy retailers with an advertisement in the Island Sun. They are: Baileys General Store, Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Lighthouse Caf, Sweet Melissas Caf and The Sanibel Caf. Theres a free Seafood Watch mobile app you can use when dining or shopping, available on iphones and Android phones. Its operated by the Monterrey Aquarium and tells you which species and catch methods are the best choice and offers alternatives. For more information, go to SeafoodSavvy.org. Geppettos Beach Foodies on Sanibels east end (adjoining Pinocchios ice cream shop) has come up with a great alternative to pricy and often lackluster airport terminal food. If youre flying out, call and order a GBF Farewell Food Box filled with sandwiches, snacks, fruit and freshly baked croissants and sweets. The bread is always fresh that day and I can attest that the baguette sandwiches are wonderful. Owner Donna Puma said what started off as boxed lunches for a day at the beach or a boat trip has turned into a popular pick-up item for folks heading to the airport. She stuffs the boxes with their choice of sandwich, adding a chocolate chip cookie, an apple, orange or banana, or dried fruit and nuts, crackers and chips. The sandwiches made on bread or croissants include chicken and tuna salad, cold cuts and whatever hot meal is the special for the day. Last Monday it was a pot roast sandwich. Theres also a light lunch/breakfast option. The baked goods are made daily on site and include pastries, tarts and Italian wedding cookies. Bread picks could be multi-grain, baguette or whatever came out of the oven that day. Of course, theres no drink included in the pack, so you can carry it through security if you wish. You can drop in and have a box prepared while you wait, but Puma recommends calling ahead. Prices run $5.95 to $9.95 or just order a sandwich if you like. Geppettos is at 362 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-0547. More retail news on the east end is that Island Girl Boutique is having a moving sale discounting its entire inventory by 30 to 70 percent. That means there are some great bargains to be had in resort and casual/dressy clothing, jewelry and accessories. The store is clearing out fast, but there are still some good items and the place was buzzing with shoppers when I dropped in on Monday. I saw lots of embellished tank tops and blouses, dresses that would work for the beach as well as a casual dinner, some high-low hem skirts and dresses, draped tops and others with crochet inserts. Most clothing and jewelry is half the retail price with certain items discounted as much as 60 percent and 70 percent. Check it out at Island Girl Boutique, 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-3455. Poco Loco, a coffee and ice cream shop in Jerrys Center, has a birthday club. You can receive a free small cone on your birthday. And if its your wedding anniversary, each of you is eligible for a free ice cream. The store carries locally-made Love Boat ice cream in many flavors. For more information, call 395-0290. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday Night Dance Party with Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith; Saturday, smooth music with Joe McCormick and singer Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo, Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals; Monday, Mike Arnone aka The Jersey Kid, pop pianist and vocalist, performing everything from The Rat Pack to Motown; Wednesday, Prime Rib and Prime Jazz!; and Thursday, dancing to Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan with the sounds of Broadway, Latin hits and all styles of popular dance music. Traditions is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, and is open from 5 p.m. until late Monday through Saturday. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 472 4559. George & Wendys Seafood Grille offers music Tuesday through Sunday. Tonight, Friday, there will be live music by Taylor Nave, keyboard and vocals; Saturday is Ladies Night with half price on all drinks for ladies and DJ Eric with a turntable full of hits from 9 p.m. to midnight. The Sunday Jazz Brunch features live smooth jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Karaoke is on Wednesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. Anthony Wayne, guitar and vocals, will entertain on Thursday. George & Wendys is at 2499 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1263. Traders Store & Cafe features music by Chris Workman on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 4727242. 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, acoustic 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. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Buckeye Ken, Fridays. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn has live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Buckeye Ken. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Keylime Bistro features live music days and nights seven days a week with Ken Limeri playing jazz sax from 6 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday. The bistro is at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, phone 395-4000. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@ aol.com or 395-2299. Smoked salmon and brie baguette is one of the choices from Geppettos Beach Foodies for those heading to the airport or elsewhere Sausage wrapped in a croissant and Italian wedding cookie are among the GBF Farewell Foodie Box options at Geppettos 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. Clothing being liquidated at Island Girl Boutiques moving sale includes dresses, separates and accessories


ABWA MeetingThe Sanibel Chapter of the American Business Womens Association will host speaker Tracy Hanson, founder and CEO of Next Generation of Global Education (NGGE), on April 9 at 5:30 p.m. at The Community House. NGGE is a network of global organizations, schools, developers and families who are collaborating to design a unique, interactive, masterybased curriculum continuum with the expectation of transcending political, cultural and linguistic barriers for educating children worldwide. Hanson has an extensive background in teaching and curriculum development. She has a bachelors degree in elementary education and special education, two masters degrees (in curriculum design for reading and elementary education administration), and 15-plus years of teaching in public schools in Vermont. Hanson will discuss the development of a global curriculum using open education resources to provide children worldwide with dynamic, personalized education from kindergarten through high school. It is her belief that all children can learn if given the opportunity to learn at their own pace. Her website at www. nextgenerationglobaleducation.org provides an example of her work with 50 African students. The students, on their own, created a video for Hanson and then taught a group of students in New Hampshire. She teaches these African students daily. The curriculum she has presently developed for K through 8th grade is called Mistacres and has been licensed as a viable home schooling education in New Hampshire. Hanson said, Research indicates that children are born with an innate desire to learn. However, when entering the traditional educational system, we tell them what to learn, when and how to learn it. With the Internet and technology, the time for changing education is now. ABWA meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at The Community House. Guests are welcome. If you are interested in attending contact Barbara Boulton, membership chair at 222-9713 or email baboult@embarqmail. com. The cost for the evening, which includes dinner, is $22, payable by check or cash. From page 17BApril Programs At Estatestant feature of the Edison and Ford tropical gardens. Students from Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School will be assisting in planting the coconut palm. The event is free to the public. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 2350 McGregor Boulevard. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit the website at www. edisonfordwinterestates.org. 4735 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 (239) 693-2330 tempcopestcontrol.com Our experts will determine the best, most cost-effective means of treatment. We offer warranties on all work, so if pests come back within the warranty period, well re-treat at no charge. Thats our pest-free guarantee. The Ants are Marching One by OneDont wait another minute! Call Tempco Pest Control for a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.(239) 693-2330 or visit TempcoPestControl.comLC# 6155 ...but for every ant you see, there are thousands more you dont!Pharoah Ants are most common in Sanibel and extremely difficult to control on your own. You spray, they divide their colony. Then, they multiply! Some nests contain more than 100,000 ants. Tempco Pest Control is the Pharoah Ant expert. We guarantee your ant problem will disappear or well come back and retreat until it does! Thats our promise. We use environmentally-friendly and pet-friendly treatment methods to eliminate this invasive pest. 23B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Located On Sanibel! By Appointment.Offering Alternative Solutions in a Technology Driven Worldwww.AlternativeAudioSolutions.com email: Jeff@AlternativeAudioSolutions.com 1149 Periwinkle Way 239-204-9289 Audio/Video Design and Audio/Video Design and Integration Integration Home Theatre Design and Home Theatre Design and Integration Integration Network Systems Network Systems Structured Wiring Structured Wiring Security Through Surveillance Security Through Surveillance Custom Home Lighting Custom Home Lighting Design Design Lutron Dimming Systems Lutron Dimming Systems Landscape Lighting Design Landscape Lighting Design Automated Shading Automated Shading To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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You might believe youre in the right, but try to open your mind to the possibilities of facts youre currently not aware of. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Leos and Leonas run at a hectic pace throughout much of the week. But by the weekend, the Lions Dens become a purrrfect place for you Fine Felines to relax in. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Change is favored early in the week. This should make it easier for you to reassess your plans for handling a troubling professional relationship. Good luck. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A suggestion from a colleague could give your professional project that long-needed boost. Meanwhile, someone close to you still needs your emotional support. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before complying with a colleagues request, check to see that the action benefits all, not just one persons agenda. Continue firming up those travel plans. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your social life is on the upswing, and the only problem is deciding which invitations to accept. Enjoy yourself before settling down for some serious work next week. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) With your creative aspects on high, you might want to restart your work on that novel or painting you put aside. Your efforts will bring a surge in your self-esteem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) While youre generous with others, be sure youre not overlooking your own needs. Take time to assess your situation and make adjustments where necessary. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Being applauded for your achievement is great. But watch out that you dont start acting like a star. It could lose your valuable support with your next project. BORN THIS WEEK: Your strong belief in justice, along with your leadership qualities, help you protect the rights of others. On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Fords Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. On April 8, 1916, at the Boulevard Race in Corona, Calif., an early racing car careens into a crowd of spectators, killing the driver and two others. The fatal accident helped encourage organizers to begin holding races on specially built tracks instead of regular streets. On April 13, 1939, the heavy cruiser USS Astoria arrives in Japan under the command of Capt. Richmond Turner in an attempt to photograph the Japanese battleships Yamato and Musash in a pre-war reconnaissance. The Astoria was sunk during Operation Watchtower in the Solomon Islands in August 1942. On April 12, 1945, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in his home at Warm Springs, Ga. The only man to be elected to four terms as president of the United States, Roosevelt is remembered for his New Deal social policies and his leadership during wartime. On April 10, 1953, the horror film The House of Wax, starring Vincent Price, opens at New Yorks Paramount Theater. It was the first feature from a major motionpicture studio to be shot using the threedimensional, or stereoscopic, film process, and one of the first horror films to be shot in color. On April 9, 1962, President John F. Kennedy throws out the ceremonial first pitch in Washington D.C.s new stadium. He continued a long-standing tradition that began in 1910 when President William H. Taft threw out Major League Baseballs first opening-day pitch in Washington D.C.s old Griffith Stadium. On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13, the third lunar landing mission, is successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla. After an oxygen tank exploded on the evening of April 13, however, the new mission objective became to get the Apollo 13 crew home alive It was world champion race-car driver Mario Andretti who made the following sage observation: Everything comes to those who wait ... except a cat. Those who study such things say it takes three apples to make one glass of apple cider. You might be surprised to learn that John Denver -best known for singing Take Me Home, Country Roads, an ode to West Virginia -was not actually from the Mountain State. He didnt write the song, either. Interestingly, the two people who did write the song, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, had never been there at the time that they wrote it. They were on their way to Maryland when Danoff started writing a tune about the lovely countryside they were driving through. West Virginia was put in because Danoff had been sent several postcards from the state and was impressed. Politics has always been a dirty business, with candidates through the years saying whatever was necessary to get elected. Take the 1950 senatorial campaign in Florida, for example. In the Democratic primary, incumbent Claude Pepper was being challenged by George Smathers, a sitting congressman. Taking unfair advantage of the lack of education in some parts of the state, Smathers sent campaign materials to rural areas accusing Pepper of, among other things, having a brother who was a practicing Homosapien and a sister who was a thespian. The charge against Pepper himself was that he had matriculated with young women. In a victory for sleazy politics, Smathers did, in fact, win the primary. Some species of penguin can jump as high as 6 feet in the air. If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the disdain of one, go ahead, get married. -Katharine Hepburn THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


27B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Monday Night Film Series ContinuesBIG ARTS Film Societys popular Monday Night Film Series continues with critically-acclaimed independent and foreign films and documentaries. A group of film buffs leads post-movie discussions, complemented by refreshments. All Monday Night Films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. The film for the final Monday of each month will be selected and announced one week prior to its screening. This way, BIG ARTS Film Society will be able to show films like a nominee or awardwinner from Cannes, The Golden Globes or Academy Awards. Before the film is selected, film nights will be advertised as Surprise to be announced. When the film is announced, it will be listed on BIG ARTS websites Film page, and included in the weekly BIG ARTS member e-mail. Upcoming Monday Night films are: April 8 Ruby Sparks (U.S.) 2012, 104 min., Rated R April 15 Beasts of the Southern Wild (U.S.) 2012, 93 min., Rated PG-13 April 22 Like Someone in Love (France/Japan) 2012, 109 min., Unrated April 29 Surprise Film: to be announced by April 22 From the directors of Little Miss Sunshine, the romantic comedy-drama Ruby Sparks tells the story of a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career, but is now struggling with his writing as well as his romantic life. He creates a character named Ruby to inspire him. When Calvin finds Ruby sitting on his couch a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person. Stephen Holden wrote in The New York Times, a sleek, beautifully written and acted romantic comedy that glides down to earth in a gently satisfying soft landing. Ruby Sparks was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and several other film awards. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, nominated for four Oscars, and winner of Camera dOr at Cannes, Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the tale of Hushpuppy, a sixyear-old girl living with her father in a rural southern Delta community. When her father falls mysteriously ill, their natural world also begins to suddenly change; temperatures rise, ice caps melt and an army of prehistoric creatures is unleashed. With flooding imminent, Hushpuppy sets off in search of her lost mother. Film critic Roger Ebert said, This film is a remarkable creation... Sometimes miraculous films come into being, made by people youve never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with creative genius. The film is a New York Times Critics Pick. In Like Someone in Love, a young woman and two men constitute the unlikely and dangerously unstable triangle of the plot, which turns on mistaken identities. Aki (Rin Takanashi) is a student who moonlights as a call girl, and conceals her night work from her possessive and occasionally violent boyfriend, Noriaki (Ryo Kase). Akis new client is a professor of sociology, Takashi (Tadashi Okuno), an elderly gent who is not so much interested in having sex with her but is interested in the exquisite pleasure of her company. A film of intense visual beauty. Its cinematography embodies the ambiguities in the story of an encounter between an elderly professor and a student moonlighting as a call girl, wrote Stephen Holden in The New York Times. Like Someone in Love was nominated for the Palme dOr at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. All films are shown in Blu-ray with high-definition projection equipment, and surround sound. Assistive listening devices are available. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series Sponsors are Bank of the Islands, Stan and Visnja Gembicki, and Supporters Sanibel Taxi and Jerrys Foods of Sanibel. For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, call 395-0900 or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


John Grey Painting Becomes FISH 10K Silver SponsorF.I.S.H. of Sanibel, Inc. announced that John Grey Painting will take a Silver Sponsorship for the 5th annual 10K Race 4 FISH. The race is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 19. John Grey Painting has been a major supporter of community events on Sanibel and Captiva. This will be their third Silver Sponsorship of the 10K Race 4 FISH. John Grey, founder of John Grey Painting, said at the announcement, As a long term supporter of FISH, we appreciate the work they do to help our island neighbors by providing a wide range of services for people in need. John Grey Painting is a valued supporter of FISH, and we are happy to see them back on board for such a major fundraising event for our organization, said John Pryor, Vice President of FISH and co-chairman of the FISH 10K committee. We are excited to welcome them as one of our Silver Sponsors for this years race. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, aimed at the runners and their families and friends, as well as water stations for runners. The 10K Race 4 FISH is being held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club, and is again expected to attract more than 400 runners this year. More than 50 island businesses and organizations sponsored the race in 2012, and over a 120 people volunteered to support and execute a great event. Chamber Annual MeetingThe Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be followed by a cocktail reception. Chamber staff will review key activities and achievements over this past year. A new chairperson will also be appointed. There will be an awards ceremony announcing New Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Susan Rosica Gray Volunteer of the Year. If you would like to attend, RSVP by Friday, April 12 at 2 p.m. to office@ sanibel-captiva.org. There is no charge to attend the meeting. The cocktail reception with cash bar is $35 per person and is open to chamber members and guests only. Members of the John Grey Painting staff 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 EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE BADENOCH239-472-2659www.YourExclusiveBuyerAgent.comMikeandfrancie@msn.com 2424 Palm Ridge Road, SanibelLong-time Sanibel resident. Former attorney; twenty-three years experience. An advocate for you, not the transaction. At your side, negotiating the lowest price and safeguarding your interests.I dont take listings; the seller pays my fees. buy, not sell, so buying smart is crucial. Only trust your purchase, Traditional real estate agents who represent the seller or provide limited representation to both the buyer and the seller can not advocate for you exclusively, as I do. Buyers Choice Realty Group is the only exclusive buyer agency on Sanibel and Captiva Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: gregwegz@earthlink.net www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 201328B


29B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I always hear that gifted kids are perfectionists. I have a gifted child and would like to know more about what this means and how I can help. Stephanie W., Sanibel, Florida Stephanie, This is an excellent question but one that is very involved. Ill give you some basic information and point you to some other sources for further help. You are correct that gifted children tend to be perfectionists and this is how it typically develops. Gifted children, praised for years by relatives, friends, and teachers about their intelligence and abilities, often develop the belief that everything they do should come out well and that their intelligence alone is enough to guarantee that things will come easy. However somewhere along the line, be it in the mid-to-late elementary school years, high school or even college when class work and extracurricular tasks begin to require effort and real persistence, many gifted children first start to doubt their intelligence. This idea that if they are not the best, dont score a perfect 100 percent, or cant find a solution easily and immediately, then they must be stupid, bad, and worthless evolves and may develop into very limiting perfectionistic behaviors as well as a huge block to otherwise unlimited potential. Parents can help to guard against the development of this perfectionism through their attitudes and actions. Here are some suggestions. 1. Play up personal strengths If your child wants to be the best, the fastest, the smartest, help him re-structure his focus to achieving personal strengths and celebrating individual accomplishments. 2. Play down competition Take the pressure off of your child by providing opportunities for personal bests and group achievement. Take the focus off of contests and scores and help your child instead prioritize the effort he puts toward achieving his goals. 3. Provide opportunities to try out new things Perfectionists are not risk takers. They often fear trying something new, in the event that they are not immediately and effortlessly good at it. Offer your child many opportunities to try new activities, sports, and projects without the pressure of having to be good at them right away. 4. Encourage practice Emphasize to your child that practice is the best way to become good at something. Gifted and perfectionistic kids need to know that they do not have to excel at something immediately and that practicing skills is not a sign of weakness, but rather an important activity. 5. Celebrate mistakes Talk to your child about learning from mistakes. Point out your own mistakes and how you have learned from them. 6. Praise step-by-step improvement Praise incremental accomplishments more than instant goal achievement. Demonstrate the importance of the steps of learning and achieving rather than just the achievement. 7. Praise hard work and effort Discuss hard work, efforts, and persistence rather than outcomes and scores. Comment specifically on the hard work and effort showed throughout to achieve goals rather than just the final outcome. For more information about the gifted and perfectionism visit the website of noted psychologist, Dr. Sylvia Rimm, http://www.sylviarimm.com/ 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. FEMA Seeks Youth ApplicantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for youth leaders who are dedicated to public service, who are making a difference in their communities, and who want to expand their impact as national advocates for youth disaster preparedness. Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 interested in strengthen the nations resiliency against disasters may now apply or be nominated to serve on FEMAs Youth Preparedness Council. Participants will represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities. Those interested may apply directly or be nominated by an adult by submitting a completed application form, a narrative, and a letter of recommendation. Visit www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness to access the application materials and instructions. Applications and supporting materials must be received by midnight on April 19, 2013. Youth Preparedness Council members will attend the 2013 Youth Preparedness Council Summit and meet with emergency management leadership and national organizations dedicated to youth preparedness to discuss individual and community preparedness. Council members will participate in regular conference calls with FEMA and will complete a youthcontinued on page 36B What To Do When You Find A Lost PetWhat do you do when you find a lost pet? The answer for many people is to keep it or look for the owner themselves. Meanwhile, the owner is unable to find their pet at the countys only facility for lost and stray pets, Lee County Domestic Animal Services. The owner isnt likely to find their lost pet at someones house and Animal Services cannot check for a microchip ID and contact the rightful owner if it isnt brought to the shelter. Lee County believes pet owners have the right to reclaim their pets, therefore, the countys ordinance requires finders to bring a lost pet to Animal Services with 24 hours of finding it. So why do people prevent lost pets from getting back home? Unfortunately, many people still believe something bad will happen if they take a pet to the shelter. Instead the pet never gets returned to its owner who may be frantically looking for it. At LCDAS, all pets are scanned for microchips and are posted on the agencys website, so owners can find them. Adoptable pets that arent claimed are made available for adoption. If not adopted, they are transferred to other shelters or to rescues. Finders concerned about a pets outcome also have the option of adopting the pet. When found, pets are brought to the shelter Animal Services can check to see if the person claiming them is the legal owner and if they have a history of neglect or abuse. Even well-intentioned finders have no means of accessing such information. If you have found a pet, you may bring it to Animal Services shelter Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) to have an officer pick up stray confined dogs from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Emergency pick up is available 24 hours a day for injured pets. 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 www.sbshlaw.com | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? The WRONG answer could cost you thousands ... or millions!ATTENTION!Dual State Residents Free Florida Estate Planning Guide 239-334-1141 or www.sbshlaw.com c ? y cost y I n whi c plan? cost y Craig R. Hersch|Attorney, CPAFlorida Bar Board Certied, Wills, Trusts & Estates Island Sun Will Power Columnist Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 201330B Regional Human Trafficking Coalition Events And Counseling ServicesThe Southwest Florida Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking announces new events and services for individuals interested in learning how to combat trafficking, and for victims. Bling Bash To Smash Slavery, a fundraiser for the Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership, will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at Forever Green Shops, 2055 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Enjoy wine and refreshments from Cips, a silent auction and jewelry from four local jewelry designers. Artwork by area teens and children from the ARTREACH program will be featured. The LaBelle Human Trafficking Training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at the Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Building, 1085 Pratt Blvd. in LaBelle. The training is open to the public as well as law enforcement, lawyers, teachers, healthcare and social service providers and other professionals in Hendry, Glades and Lee counties who desire training on the issues relating to the crime of human trafficking. The training is free, but registration is required online at www.swflhumantrafficking.eventbrite.com. For victims and their families, the Hendry County Coalition is now offering counseling services every Monday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the LaBelle United Way House, 133 Bridge Street in LaBelle. For appointments and more information, contact Nancy Acevedo at 939-2553 or the 24-hour ACT Hotline at 939-3112. The goal of the Southwest Florida Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking is to unify efforts to fight human trafficking throughout Southwest Florida. For more information about activities in Lee and Collier counties, contact Yaroslaba Garcia, ygarcia@actabuse.com or 939-2553; or Allison Martins, Allison@humantraffickingawareness.org or 415-2635. For the Hendry County Coalition, contact Nancy Acevedo, nacevedo@actabuse.com or 939-3112. For information about the Charlotte County Coalition, contact Linda Lusk at Linda.Lusk@carefl.org or 941-627-6000 or Arthur Lee at endmodernslavery@yahoo.com. Updates on coalition activity and rescues can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/swflhumantrafficking and Twitter @SWFL_HTC. Locals Pitch In To Restock Food PantryFISH of Sanibel, Inc. has teamed up with Physical Therapy of Sanibel for a month-long food drive, which began April 1. The food drive will help restock the FISH Food Pantry after another busy season. Last year, FISH distributed 74,500 pounds of food to 223 families and the need continues in the first quarter of 2013. Bring unopened, non-perishable food items, paper products and personal hygiene products to Physical Therapy of Sanibel, 4301 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The whole team at Physical Therapy of Sanibel really enjoyed last years effort. We understand the challenges faced by those on Sanibel and Captiva that rely on FISH for support. We believe in giving back to our community, said David Lackenby, administrator of Physical Therapy of Sanibel. You can drop off your non-perishable food donations during our food drive whether you are a patient or just passing by our door. Please stop by, say hi and help us restock the FISH Food Pantry. Lynn Johnson, David Lackenby, Don and Joanne Olsen of Physical Therapy of Sanibel Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Gulf Ridge Sanibel1997 4,693 4,250,0001,360,000 317 No Subdivision Sanibel1965 1,228 2,695,0001,195,000 11 Woodrings SubdivisionSanibel1991 4,483 2,490,000950,000 1 Harbour PreserveCape Coral2008 5,100 1,999,000750,000 160Colony Beach EstateSanibel1989 3,828 1,950,000650,000 3 Edgewater At Gulf HarbourFort Myers2000 4,342 1,499,000625,000 337 Cape Coral Cape Coral2005 3,795 949,900625,000 122Tamarind TraceBonita Springs2001 2,714 765,000568,500 93 Sanibel Gardens Sanibel1938 1,490 699,000530,000 360 Sunset Captiva Captiva1980 1,440 699,000485,000 147Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference 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 Oil Change Special $17.99 Appointment Only (up to 5 qts. & no hidden fees) Fixed Right the First Time!WE REPAIR ALL MAKES & MODELS WHILE SPECIALIZING IN MERCEDES & BMWShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


Island Real Estate Inc. www.SanibelRealEstateMarket.com1019 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island (239) 472-2411 Search all available properties. SeaScapeofSanibel.comIncomparable western views. 3200 sq ft of luxury direct gulf front living. 3BD/3BA. $2,595,000 Kris Heilman 464-1225 Priced To Sell! Nearly One Acre Lot, 1/10th mile Walk to Beach, Private & Tropical $195,000 Ellie See 910-6474 SanibelGolf2Bay.comLuxurious new construction exquisitely appointed in the areas most sought after location. $2,998,000 Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 Watershadows.comStunning views down intersecting canals from this newly re nished home in a private setting. $1,498,000 Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 30 of private canal dockage with this spacious 3/2.5 East End pool home. Cross the street to the beach. $1,249,000 Mary Bondurant 839-3633 Old Florida Style Home w/ over 65K in upgrades. New kitchen, granite, crown molding, hardwood oors. 3bd / 2ba. $598,000 Carolyn Tongyai 691-2551 Magni cent canal view in desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. 3BD/2.5BA + den; dock & boat lift on East End canal. $1,159,000 Mary Bondurant 839-3633 Oversized lot overlooking lake, fairway and sanctuary land. 2 story screen over pool. 4BR/4BA. $1,199,000Ellie See 910-6474 Move in Ready! Spacious 3BR/2BA + den (4th bd) home in Gumbo Limbo w/ pool & landscaping. $629,000 Teresa Baker 233-6364 2BD/2BA + Loft (3rd bd). Recently remodeled, deeded beach access, community pool & tennis courts. $499,000Teresa Baker 233-6364 Gorgeous River & Marina views. Huge wrap around lanai. Boating access to Gulf. Fresh water boat slip inc. $550,000 Carole Papson 770-8204 Fort Myers Beach Gateway Villas. Direct Gulf views, Sanibel, sunsets, bay & beach. Updated 2/2 w/ 2 screened lanais. $550,000 Carole Papson 770-8204 An exceptional opportunity at Gulfside Place. Fantastic Gulf Views! 2/2 + den, ne furnishings & totally renovated. $955,000 Kris Heilman 464-1225 Gorgeous Del Sega. 4BR/3BA pool home, built in 2004, has a private dock with access to intercoastal waterways. $1,495,000 Mary Bondurant 839-3633 SanibelChic.com Q uiet East End Location! Oversized pilings, high impact glass, & wind-resistant siding. 3BR/3BA, canal $899,900 John Petel 560-4960 SanctuaryatWulfert.com, A beautiful residence with over 4,000 sf. of living space overlooking its own oasis. $1,188,000Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 Canal home w/ beautiful views & direct Gulf Access. Spectacular outdoor living w/ pool & spa. Beautifully updated! $1,475,000John Petel/Teresa Baker 472-2411 SanibelSanctuary.comSerene vistas of multiple fairways & lakes at the Islands nest community. Nicely appointed. $384,900 Phaidra McDermott 472-4411 Large 2BR/2BA condo & great rental potential. On the quieter end of the island, steps to pool & Gulf. $499,000 Tommy Wiley 851-3686 Rare opportunity to own one of the nest beach homes on Gulf to Bay Seagrape Ln. 4BR/3BA, attached guest suite & pool $995,000 Kris Heilman 464-1225 REDUCED! REDUCED!31B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013


32B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Superior InteriorsBedrooms Design Them Beautifullyby Jeanie TinchDecorating your master bedroom is probably more fun than decorating any other r oom in your home. Why? Because its the one room in your home that you can truly allow your personality to shine. Remember, this is your space, and you deserve the best! And, as with every decorating project, first things first. Its important to develop a decorating plan that fits your needs, your lifestyle and most importantly your pocketbook. Consider taking these three simple and easy steps: Step #1. Begin your project by visualizing, and then listing, all the types of activities youll want to conduct in your get-away haven. Perhaps its writing thought-provoking entries in your daily journal; reading your favorite books; knitting; needlework; watching old romantic movies on your TV/DVD player, daily meditation; contemplating your plans for the next day whatever the activity, think through what types of things will make you the happiest in your new master bedroom retreat. Step #2. Look at your bedroom space with a critical eye. Ask yourself, can your bedroom with your given amount of space accommodate all of the activities you listed? While the answer is usually yes, you may still need to take advantage of some clever pre-planning. Step #3. Think about coloring your world, especially your soon to be redesigned master bedroom. As with most all decorating projects, one of your first priorities is locking in a color scheme. Color sets the stage and provides harmony to everything else that will eventually find its way into your new bedroom. Its the backdrop that surrounds all of your furnishings, fabrics and accessories, lighting everything! Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at jeanie@decden.net. VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents 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. Weather Forecasters Predict It Will Rain Cats And DogsIts raining cats and dogs this April at Lee County Domestic Animal Services and the showers are bringing deep discounts on pet adoptions at the shelter. Dogs and cats that have been at the shelter for more than a month can be adopted for only $35. The promotion is aimed at bringing awareness to the numbers of pets that end up in our county shelter due to pet overpopulation and the need for all owners to spay and neuter their pets. April is when LCDAS begins to see a rise in the number of cats and kittens entering the shelter. During the 2012 kitten season the shelters intake of cats doubled from a monthly average of 267 to 491. The intake of dogs is consistently high with an average of 400 dogs entering the shelter monthly. Dont delay, says Donna Ward, LCDAS Director, spay and neuter your pets now before shelters begin to fill up and the likelihood they will all find homes is impossible. If you are looking for a new pet, please adopt and save a life, she adds. All adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and older, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, Lee County pet license for pets three months and older, microchip ID, 10-day health guarantee, and Pet Behavior Helpline. Pets available for adoption may be viewed online and adopters can submit an application online as well. The website updates hourly. Volunteers and staff will be available to help individuals and families select the pet that best suits their lifestyle. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Top AgentsPremier Sothebys International Realty of Sanibel and Captiva announced that Deb Smith was their top marketing agent and Jennifer Berry was their top sales agent for the month of March. Deb Smith Jennifer Berry New Agents John R. Wood Island Real Estate announced that realtors Brenda Burke and Alicia Galante have teamed up with John R. Wood Island Real Estate, Inc. Brenda Burke Alicia Galante Top ProducersSouth Seas Sanibel & Captiva Properties top producer full ownership for March was Mary Ann Cowart. The top producer full ownership for the first quarter was Joni Stokes. The top producer vacation ownership for March and the first quarter was Virginia Dundore. Virginia Dundore Mary Ann Cowart Joni Stokes ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


33B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Most clients have more interaction with their financial advisors than they do with their estate planning attorneys. So its not uncommon for a client to ask their financial advisor an estate planning question that is more legal in nature than it is financial. The financial advisor might feel comfortable giving a quick answer, but hopefully he or she will refer the client to ask that same question to their attorney, or ask the attorney for them. The problem is when they dont. As an example, a client called me not too long ago wanting to update his estate plan. They hadnt been in to the office in over 10 years. The client and his wife had wills but no revocable trust. The client was convinced that all he needed to do was to update his will. When I reviewed the file I asked my legal assistant to send the client an organizer since I didnt have their balance sheet information. When she did this the client told my assistant that he didnt need to fill out my organizer or disclose his financial assets. My financial advisor told me that unless I have more than $3.5 million then I dont need a trust, so I dont want to disclose that information, he said. Whether or not that is what the financial advisor said, thats bad advice. First of all, the $3.5 million figure has nothing to do with anything. The estate tax exemption today is roughly $5.25 million. So if the gentlemen thought that a trust isnt necessary unless you have a taxable estate, he is mistaken both as to the amount that constitutes a taxable estate as well as to the correlation as to whether having a taxable estate or not is relevant to the usefulness of a trust in his estate plan. Whether or not you have a taxable estate is unrelated to whether a revocable trust may benefit you. One could have a net worth exceeding $10 million yet not need a revocable trust. Why? This is because a trust wont benefit you if most of your net worth is in life insurance, annuities and IRA accounts that name a beneficiary. On the other hand, assuming that your net worth is less than $1 million you still might benefit from a trust. Consider an individual who owns residences in two different states (which coincidentally, the client in question did). For that individual, a trust might be extremely beneficial as it would help to avoid the probate process in two states. Anyone who owns real property in two different states at the time of his death is likely to have both a domiciliary administration in his primary state of residence, and what is known as an ancillary probate administration in the other state(s) in which he owns property. The cost of two sets of lawyers in two different states is likely to be greater than the cost it would take to establish a trust inside of ones estate plan. So the financial advisor in this particular instance who told his client that he doesnt need a trust because his estate is worth less than $3.5 million really gave poor legal advice. Its hard for a layman to know who to rely on when seeking estate planning advice. When should you consult your lawyer as opposed to your CPA and/or financial advisor? Sometimes the lines are blurred between their respective areas of expertise. Generally speaking, I suggest that the financial advisor should be consulted on the issues surrounding your investments, generating income, savings, growth and such other related matters. Investment advisors may also know how to minimize taxes through various investment strategies. But when it comes to creating the legal structure that holds those investments, I suggest consulting a qualified estate planning attorney. Its even a good idea to get your attorney and financial advisor in the room at the same time when discussing estate, financial and tax issues since together they can give a client a better view of the issues and potential solutions than either could individually. Finally, I dont want to leave you with the impression that all financial planners try to give advice beyond the scope of their expertise. Most of the ones that Ive dealt with are good at working as a part of a team. The point that Im trying to make here is to be careful when seeking advice that might be beyond the scope of what that particular advisor is credentialed to give. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Seminar On Coping With LossLoss and Living, the third seminar of the Secret Signals Wednesday Wisdom Series will be presented by Holly Maiz, MA, DTR, and Virginia Jones, PsyD, on April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Since loss is always going to be a part of our living, why not make it an ally not an enemy? This seminar will explore how to reframe the experience of change. Join Maiz and Jones for Loss and Living as they explore embracing loss as a source of growth and as a core inherent and valued part of living. To register, call or text 699-4545 or 898-1047 or use contact us at www.SecretSignals. net. Early registration is $20, at the door is $25. Will PowerIs Your Financial Planner Giving You Bad Legal Advice?by Craig R. 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34B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erence mmeek@rosierinsurance.com239-472-1152 Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Serving Florida for over 55 years with a team of over 35 professionals. O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: info@hmdlegal.com www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTAATTORNEYS AT LAW DVIC Receives Charitable GrantDisabled Veterans Insurance Careers, dedicated to helping disabled U.S. veterans by providing new opportunities for training and employment in the insurance industry, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation during the organizations Lone Star Legends Texas-Southeast Division Gala in Dallas, Texas. The grant will assist DVIC with program capabilities, including the development of state-of-the-art training techniques that will prepare disabled veterans with skills for sales support and cross-selling personal insurance products for careers in the insurance industry by January 2015. DVIC appreciates IICF and their support, said James R. Pender, DVIC chairman and co-founder. Many disabled veterans will receive employment opportunities in the insurance industry. IICF is honored to support DVICs mission in preparing our veterans for employment in the insurance industry, said Bill Henry, IICF chairman. Training of up to one year will be provided through online courses and virtual classrooms. A stipend will be paid during training. All work will be completed via telephone and computer, thereby eliminating the burdens often associated with physical challenges. The goal is for the disabled veterans to work from a home office setting. DVICs strategic board includes James R. Pender CPCU, CLU, ChFC, ARM, Oswald Trippe and Company, co-founder; Gary V. Trippe CIC, Oswald Trippe and Company, co-founder; retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Gary L. Bryant, president and CEO; Thomas E. Callanan, retired president/CEO of Advantage Workers Compensation Insurance Company; retired U.S. Army Col. Thomas A. Dials, chairman emeritus of the Armed Forces Insurance Corporation; Lee Knapp, Knapp Consultants, founding member; Brady Polansky, Polansky Enterprises, founding member; Jon Bidwell, Chubb Insurance Group, founding member; Walter J. Gdowski, The Rough Notes Company; James R. Hackbarth, Assurex Global; Robert M. Menke, Bankers Insurance Group; George (Shad) A. Steadman III, Rutherfoord, A Marsh & McLennan Agency; retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Gerald J. Sullivan, The Sullivan Group; John Wepler, Marsh Berry; and Jeff Grady, Florida Association of Insurance Agents. The organizations operating board consists of retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James L. Dozier; Roger C. Mercado Jr., Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.; Pender; Trippe; Bryant; Kathy Pender, Kathy Pender M.A., L.P.C.C.; retired insurance agency executive Gay Trippe; and John M. Pollock, CIC, BB&T Insurance Services. Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers is a nonprofit organization with the mission to educate-train and generate meaningful employment opportunities for physically disabled veterans who will excel at proactively cross-selling personal lines insurance products on behalf of leading independent insurance agencies. For additional information, call 239433-8523 or visit www.DVIC.us. Formed in 1994, The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity funded and directed by insurance industry professionals representing a broad spectrum of the industry. The insurance industry is dedicated to assisting people in times of need. As such, the industry is uniquely suited to be a philanthropic leader, adapting its skill-set to charitable endeavors. The IICF helps communities and enriches lives by combining the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. For more information, visit www.iicf. org. From left, Gary Bryant, James R. Pender, Carol Mason and Bill Henry Community Showcase For NonprofitsThe Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter and Public Relations Society of America Gulf Coast Chapter have teamed up to present a Public Relations Community Showcase for Nonprofits on Friday, April 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Lee County Election Center in South Fort Myers. Six local PR and media professionals from Fort Myers and Naples will provide information and tips on the following topics: Writing News Releases, Crisis Communication, Communicating with the Media, Event Planning, Social Media, Public Speaking and more. The list of guest speakers includes Susan Bennett, APR, CPRC, owner of Susan Bennett Marketing and Media; Samantha Scott, APR, owner of Pushing The Envelope; Carolyn Rogers, APR, CPRC, owner of Simplify PR; Lois Thome, WINK-TV news anchor; Rena Romano, certified speaking coach; and Colleen Reynolds, APR, president of Edge Communications. Admission will be $10 per attendee, which will include the full presentation and a light breakfast. The Election Center is located at 13180 S. Cleveland Avenue, behind Robb & Stucky across from the Bell Tower Shops. Seating is limited. Information and reservations are available at www.fpraswfl. org and www.gulfcoastprsa.org. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


35B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013deaRPharmacistSolutions To Side Effects Of Blood Pressure Drugsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I keep stopping my blood pressure medications because of side effects, mainly fatigue, dizziness and leg cramps. Please help me solve this or recommend different medicine? AP, Tuscon, Arizona This is a great question especially since high blood pressure (aka hypertension) now affects one in every three American adults. Thats a staggering 78 million people and the American Heart Association says this number will continue escalating. As a pharmacist for 23 years, Ive watched people endure uncomfortable side effects while trying to control blood pressure with various medications. Please dont get off medicine cold turkey because there can be backlash. Rather, ask your doctor if its better to wean slowly. That said, here are affordable solutions that should bring relief and allow you to stay on your medication more comfortably. Ive categorized the information based on medication category. Discuss everything with your physician. Beta blockers: As implied by their name, these drugs block beta receptors on cells of your heart and arteries, and all over causing symptoms head to toe. Two of the most popular beta blockers are atenolol and propranolol. A common side effect is vivid dreaming or nightmares. That also happens to people who become deficient in melatonin, a sleeppromoting compound you make in your brain. Guess what, beta blockers suppress melatonin levels, shown in 1999 by a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. CoQ10 is also depleted which may cause chronic fatigue, depression, restless legs or cramps. Beta blockers are what I call drug muggers of melatonin and CoQ10; restoring levels may be your side effect solution. Take CoQ10 in the morning (its energizing) and melatonin at bedtime. Diuretics: These include loop, thiazide and sulfonamide diuretics and cause you to urinate more fluid, reducing pressure in your pipeline. Furosemide and HCTZ are popular ones. This drug category causes side effects of fatigue, weakness and leg cramps, twitches or muscle spasms. It happens due to the loss of an important mineral or electrolyte from all that excessive urination; its often magnesium or potassium loss. CoQ10 is also reduced. The side effect solution includes potassium, CoQ10 and a magnesium supplement. Also coconut water, for real; it restores electrolytes. ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers: Medications in these two categories ultimately dilate blood vessels, thus reducing pressure. Enalapril and losartan are examples. A common side effect is dizziness. It can be caused by the sheer drop in blood pressure so try taking your medicine at night so you can sleep through the wooziness. Get up very slowly in them morning to avoid feeling faint, sometimes termed orthostatic hypotension. Body aches and pains are common side effects too. Thats because these medication categories are drug muggers of magnesium. You become deficient. Try magnesium malate (or aspartate) about 300mg taken twice daily, or whatever your practitioner says. I have helped millions of people feel well again by restoring the right vitamins and minerals. Its all in my best-selling book Drug Muggers. 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. Donate Unused Food To CCMIAs Southwest Floridas seasonal residents prepare to head back north, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. is asking that they not throw away their unused pantry goods. Southwest Floridas visitors and winter residents are encouraged to donate their unused food to CCMIs Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces prior to heading home. With the summer months approaching and the price of food rising, CCMI could certainly benefit from the departures of seasonal residents as they leave behind unused food to help feed the hungry in Lee County, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. Non-perishable food donations can be made daily to CCMIs Everyday Cafs and Marketplaces located in Fort Myers at 3429 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or in Cape Coral at 1105 Cultural Park Boulevard from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A wish list of items requested include continued on page 38B Dean W. 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36B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Community Organizations Partner To Combat Prescription Drug AbuseIn efforts to fight one of the fastest growing problems in the nation and one of the leading causes of death in Southwest Florida, Lee Memorial Health System and other local organizations are collaborating to respond to the emerging threat of prescription drug abuse; raising awareness through educational campaigns and implementing strategies for monitoring and preventing misuse. The increase in prescription drug abuse, particularly opioids, has become a considerable public health burden, said Karen Krieger, director of community affairs for Lee Memorial Health System and vice chair of the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. In response, the coalition, in partnership with various other organizations, has coordinated a Safe Rx Task Force. We held our inaugural event recently to implement the first phase in our plan of action, which is education. Walter B. Flesner III, DO led the session Safe Rx: Campaign for Responsible Prescriptions on March 18 at Gulf Coast Medical Center as part of Lee Memorial Health Systems 2013 Continuing Medical Education. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, law enforcement and drug coalition representatives learned about current trends in prescription pain medication abuse and misuse; considerations for managing opioid risks in clinical practice; and patient safety and outcomes associated with identifying and monitoring behaviors related to drug abuse. The goal of this task force is to define the problem as it directly relates to our community and to implement strategies to reduce social and economic impacts in Southwest Florida, said Deborah Comella, executive director for Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. The task force plans to present a curriculum to Lee County doctors which offers opportunities to register for EFORSCE (Floridas drug monitoring program), and to create an ordinance against pill mills (medical facilities that routinely prescribe outside of prevailing standards of practice and in violation of state laws). One of the biggest misconceptions is that prescription drugs are safer than illicit drugs because they are prescribed by a doctor. Prescriptions effectively serve their purpose only when taken as directed by a patient under medical supervision. Opioids affect the brain in the same way as illicit drugs, such as heroin, and can lead to addiction and overdose whether prescribed or not. Unintentional opiate overdose has quadrupled since 1999 and outnumbers overdoses of heroin and cocaine combined, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The medical community has to act responsibly and be aware of these issues when prescribing medications. We are the first source of prescription drugs and as such we need to medicate patients appropriately, said Flesner. Its challenging, but in the public interest, we need to find that balance between having meds available to those who need them for legitimate reasons while also preventing misuse. Lee Memorial Health System has also seen a sharp increase in the number of babies born exposed to drugs. Babies diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) are often massively challenged, requiring special treatment. Appropriate care is delivered by the staff of Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, but physicians and community leaders want to do more to prevent the incidence of NAS. A dedicated task force was created in 2011 to address the problem. Michelle Waddell, RNC-NIC, BS, Lee Memorial Health System director of neonatal services, and William Liu, MD, neonatologist and medical director of the NICU have been integral to its success. Both were recently honored by the Lee County Medical Society for their work in the development of the NAS task force. NAS is still on the rise, but were finally starting to see less of an increase, said Waddell. Education is key and we must continue to develop tactics to ensure women of child-bearing age understand the implications of drug use during pregnancy. For 2012, the cost of hospitalization for high risk NAS infants in Lee County was estimated at $3,898,200, nearly 80 percent of which was paid through state Medicaid dollars. This figure does not include future costs for re-hospitalization, ongoing medical needs, social services and special education needs associated with NAS. According to the CDC, people on Medicaid are prescribed painkillers at twice the rate of non-Medicaid patients and are at six times the risk of overdose. One Washington State study found that 45 percent of people who died from prescription painkiller overdoses were Medicaid enrollees. By understanding who the high-risk groups are we can target strategies for prevention and intervention, said Dr. Liu. Facts and Statistics In 2010, two million people reported using prescription painkillers non-medically for the first time within the last year. Thats nearly 5,500 a day. In Southwest Florida, the District 21 Medical Examiners office saw twice as many drug related deaths as motor vehicle fatalities in 2011. In 2011, 2.4 percent of the U.S. population was currently using psychotherapeutic drugs taken non-medically, with opiates representing three quarters of all prescription drugs being abused. In Florida, substance abuse treatment admissions with the primary drug as other opiates nearly tripled between 2007 and 2011. Prescription drug abuse has been identified as the fastest growing drug problem in the U.S. 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 am at a total loss to understand people who have children. I was married for 40 years, had no children and now I have been widowed for three years. I positively cannot identify with the thinking of people who have adult children. I live comfortably and have a partner; he is my age and he also lives very comfortably in his own home. We see each other a great deal and both enjoy traveling. When we travel long distances, I spend my own money and travel first class. I arrive after a good nights sleep, but he insists on going economy and then it takes him three or four days to recover from the economy experience of a 13-hour flight time. Please tell me why does he feel obliged to go on the cheap? Why cant he enjoy his own money and not feel obliged to leave an inheritance to his wellestablished children who are successful in their own careers? Cynthia Dear Cynthia, The economic depression of the 1930s took a tremendous toll on peoples emotional health. If you did not actually suffer, you probably suffered from the effects of those who did suffer, e.g. parents. Their children married after a frugal upbringing and were very careful how they spent their money. As their financial health improved, their learned behavior became their life pattern, and they were never able to enjoy the better things. Even in later life, some are reluctant to spend on themselves in spite of having the money. They just think they dont deserve the better things. Lizzie Dear Cynthia, You are not at a loss about understanding having adult children, simply you do not have them so you do not share the same experiences. It gives some parents a lot of satisfaction to give adult children successful in their own right or not an inheritance. The giving fulfills a need. Just between you and I, your partners money is his own, to be spent in what ever manner he chooses. Here is the deal: you spend your money how you wish, he can spend his money the way he wishes. Problem solved. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 29BApplicantspreparedness project of their choosing. Engaging youth is an integral step in preparing the nation for all hazards, said FEMAs Region IV Administrator Phil May. Youth have a unique ability to influence their peers and families to be more resilient and play an important role in disaster preparedness, during and after a crisis. Benjamin Cooke of Memphis, Tennessee represented FEMAs Region IV on the 2012 Youth Preparedness Council. He frequently spoke to diverse groups of youth about the need for emergency preparedness and volunteered at the Memphis Virginia Hospital. He has participated in community initiatives such as Get Ready Shelby and Go Green Memphis. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyThe Blessings Of AgingOften when we embrace the changes of aging, we begin to see the true meaning and purpose of life. So what lies ahead is something we can choose. We can decide how to grow in new ways. We can spend some time in reflection and contemplation. We dont realize what a blessing that is until we reach out to others and do something. Aging is meant for us to engage with others, start new projects and be creative in how we allow our lives to become more meaningful. As my wise husband Bob says, Present time consciousness takes us into the center of ourselves. As a therapist, I have witnessed too many older folks think that they are no longer any value to society. They consider themselves useless because they believe they are no longer contributing to society as they once did when they were working. I suggest that they can become involved in helping others in many capacities. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


Dr. DaveConsulting The Starsby Dr. Dave HepburnDoctor, Im having some real problems with my stomach. Every time I... What month were you born in? What? When were you born? February. I see. Well then, I have to wonder about your state of mind. Cheque, please. Oddly enough, it turns out that those born in February are more likely to have Alzheimers, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and toss in some super-sized seizures for good luck. No wonder groundhogs head back into their holes. (That was a rude thing for him to say George) wow that sounds rude) Says a lot for groundhogs and Valentines Day. As doctors we no longer consult the stars for help, though I once asked Liberace if he thought my pants made my butt look like a cruciferous vegetable. But researchers have long known that your month of birth can make a very small but noticeable difference in your medical future. Dozens of illnesses have been correlated with specific birth months. Why? What you expose your fetus to (and dont we all hate exposing our fetuses) can have ramifications that last a lifetime. The time of year can determine the abundance or paucity of fetal exposure to certain viruses, nutrition, Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin), NHL playoffs and even pollen. For example, schizophrenia though uncommon has a 10 percent increased risk if you are born in the dark months. Could fetal exposure to a virus in the second trimester of pregnancy when neurodevelopment begins be linked to schizophrenia? For Multiple Sclerosis, April and May are particularly bad months to be born in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly due to low Vitamin D exposure in utero. Interestingly, October births have the lowest risk for MS. A new study reports that children whose mothers were exposed to high pollen levels in late pregnancy are at increased risk for asthma and allergies at a young age. Even peoples success later in life may be influenced by the time of year in which they were born, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, who found that babies born in the summer are less likely to make it to the top of the corporate ladder and become CEOs and get that key to the special washroom. I am an August baby, which might explain why it was either the mailroom or politics for me. And how about life expectancy in general? Should you happen to be born between October and December, the odds are that you will live 125 days longer than a sibling born between April and June. The difference is the same as smoking 10 cigarettes a day for four years. Oddly, the exact reverse is true if youre born in the Southern Hemisphere. What diseases and disorders are most common for each birth month? ABC News compiled the following list. You will now skim down to your month and gasp in horror. By consulting this list, you can have your diagnosis before you even come to our office. January: Alzheimers, schizophrenia, respiratory syncytial virus February: Alzheimers, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, epilepsy March: Alzheimers, schizophrenia, autism, narcolepsy, Hodgkins disease, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder, epilepsy April: Leukemia, dyslexia, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, ALS May: Dyslexia, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Parkinsons disease June: Anorexia, diabetes, dyslexia, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Parkinsons disease, celiac disease July: Diabetes, celiac disease, dyslexia, learning disabilities August: Diabetes, celiac disease, autism, Crohns disease September: ADHD, asthma October: Asthma, eczema November: Asthma, eczema, respiratory syncytial virus December: Respiratory syncytial virus Dr. Daves book The Doctor is In(sane) is now available for those with a sense of humor and half a sense of health. Pick up a copy at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks.org. DAVID J SASS CPAIndividual, Corporation, Estates & Trusts All Federal & State Returns & Accounting ServicesFlorida CPA since 1986239-395-0690Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com Let Our Family ... Take Care of Your FamilyMedical Care Close to Home In South Fort Myers OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 9 021 Park Ro y al Drive Fort M y ers 239.432.5858FAMILY PRACTICE/INTERNAL MEDICINE 6 1 60 Winkler Road Fort Myers 239.482.1010FAMILY PRACTICE 7780 C ambridge Manor Place Fort Myers 239.275.6778FAMILY PRACTICE 9 021 Park Ro y al Drive Fort M y ers 239.267.0914PEDIATRICS 9 350 Camelot Drive Fort Myers 239.481.5437 Acce p tin g new p atients. Medicare and most insurances acce p ted. Book y our a pp ointment toda y online : 37B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013


38B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Is there a time of day when you feel droopy or unfocused, but you really need to be alert and mentally present? Although tapping your K 27 points helps get the meridians moving forward, providing increased stamina, there are times when the meridian energy is chaotic and literally scrambled. This is the time to use the Wayne Cook Posture (part of the 5 Minute Routine), which dissipates the feeling of being overwhelmed or hysterical, provides clarity if you need to concentrate, confront someone or find balance after a confrontation by someone. Clues that your energy is scrambled include not recalling what you were doing, losing your words when talking, confusing right and left, reversing letters or numbers, or you keep reading the same paragraph over and over. Originally developed by Wayne Cook to address stuttering and dyslexia, this technique has proven so effective in connecting the energy circuitry between the forebrain and the reptilian back brain, that it is now used to harmonize the energy throughout the body. Energies may be scrambled due to prolonged stress preventing the nervous system from getting rest to begin rebuilding or from a defense mechanism forcing you to stop and regroup. Whatever the reason, the result is the same an inability to assimilate and store new information due to the energy disconnect between the brain and the bodys energies. The technique is easy: Step 1. Sit with your spine straight. Place the left foot over the right knee. Hold the left ankle with the right hand and the bottom of your left foot with your left hand. Step 2. Breathe in slowly through the nose while stretching your leg in toward you. Exhale through the mouth while relaxing the body. Repeat at least four times. Step 3. Switch by placing your right foot over the left knee, etc. and repeat the process. Step 4. Uncross the legs and place all fingertips and thumbs of both hands together creating a steeple, resting the thumbs above the bridge of the nose. Breathe slowing in through nose and out through mouth three times. On the exhale, place fingers in middle of forehead, push in and pull fingers to the temples. Return hands to original position (this posture harmonizes energy between head and body). Upon completion of the exercise, you will feel calm, be able to change your focus to see another perspective, think more clearly and learn more efficiently. Use it before doing any presentation or activity requiring intense focus: as a teacher, musician, artist, CEO, lawyer, doctor or long distance truck driver it works! Have fun with your energy. Send me your questions. Next weeks topic is Find Inspiration And Sharpen Memory With The Crown Pull. If you have a questions for Karen, email her at ksemmelmanenergy@ gmail.com. Learn more at www.semmelmanenergy.com. EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. Eden Energy MedicineFind Clarity, Concentration And Focus With Wayne Cook Postureby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Autism Spectrum Disorders ConferenceToday, one in 88 children is diagnosed with autism. A free conference addressing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Cohen Center. The 6th annual Promising Pathways, the Road To Best Practice in Autism will focus on topics relevant to families, educators and health professionals. The keynote speaker is Amy M. Wetherby, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Autism Institute at Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Wetherby is the Project Director of the First Words Project, a research investigation on early detection of ASD, funded by the United States Department of Education (DOE), National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She is also the Principal Investigator of two randomized controlled treatment trials, one for toddlers with ASD funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health and one for school-age children funded by the U.S. DOE, Institute of Education Sciences. Dr. Wetherbys presentation will focus on improving outcomes for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Conference breakout session topics include Autism Law in Florida, the Verbal Behavior Approach to Teaching Children with Autism, Recreational Opportunities, Navigating Air Travel, Autism Intensive Communication Academies and Social Skills for High-Functioning Students with Autism. A resource fair with vendors from a variety of autism-related businesses and service providers will also be available. The conference is coordinated by a regional planning committee including parents of children with autism and interested community members as well as representatives from the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Florida Gulf Coast University, Lee County School District, Collier County Public Schools, Agency for Persons with Disabilities, and Family Care Council. Because of the need for current, research-based information, we are committed to educating all families, educators, healthcare workers, and community members interested in serving individuals with autism, said Leigh Anna Nowak, conference co-chair. In order to make our conference accessible to all, we have never charged for attendance and our prestigious speakers have waived their honoraria. Sponsorship opportunities are available. The event is free and offers continuing education credits for some healthcare professionals. Space is limited. Register online at www.fgcu.edu/events/ promisingpathways. For more information, email PromisingPathways@fgcu.edu or call 745-3400. ISLAND ISLAND PHARMACY PHARMACY(Voted Best Pharmacy on The Island 6 years)CARING FOR YOU AND ABOUT YOUPhone 472-6188 Fax 472-61442330 Palm Ridge Rd. #12, Sanibel From page 35BUnused Foodcornbread mix, cereal, peanut butter, packaged cookies and snacks, jelly, rice and pasta, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, Ramen noodles, canned meats, and pop-top cans of vegetables, chili, meats and fruit, as well as non-food items including handheld can openers, Ziploc sandwich bags, diapers, bug spray, sun block and travelsize toiletries. We have more than 75,000 seasonal residents, said Galloway. If each one of those individuals dropped off a can of food to the CCMI, we will not be faced with turning people away our hungry neighbors this summer. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and various community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYRS 1/4 BM TFN Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta FOR SALE BY OWNER MARINER POINTE2 BDR. 2 BATH ENCLOSED LANAI POOL-TENNIS-BOAT DOCK FURNISHED NICELY DECORATED LOVELY BAY & GARDEN VIEW WAS $525,000 NOW 475,000 PRESENT MONTH LEASE INCOMEOWNER PHONE 472-6750NS 1/25 CC 4/5 MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK$139,000. 60 x 12 w/ metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Two BR/2 full BA with split bedroom plan. Master BR has queen size bed, bit in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo-bath/shower & dbl sink vanity w/ extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + bit-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room for easy entertaining. Designed with pass-thru from K to FL room and wrap around breakfast bar w/ storage underneath. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed with tools outside back door for grilling or relaxing AM/ PM coffee breaks. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. Ceramic tile ooring in kitchen, Florida room & bathrooms... carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. Home maintained annually. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances, kitchen ceiling fan & louvered blinds throughout Purchase completely furnished; including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware, 2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables, 8 chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & additional folding beach chairs, etc. Call or email for further information or to make offer. Owner 239-472-3403. LMSrealtor@aol.com.RS 3/22 CC TFN MODIFIED MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARKAffordable year-round or seasonal living on beautiful Sanibel Island! $49,000. Fleetwood Prowler Regal with addition, vinyl siding and metal roof-over to create nearly 600 sq ft living space. Large living/dining room, den, kitchen, dinette, bathroom with shower stall, study and bedroom with queen bed. Sleeps 7. Beautifully landscaped, private terrace, lots of storage. Motivated seller. Pictures and details at: http://www. mhvillage.com/Mobile-Homes/MobileHome-For-Sale.php?key=706511 Call 440-427-1573 or email elpete7148@gmail.com. NS 3/22 CC 4/5 COMMERICAL RENTALOFFICE / COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENTPALM COURT CENTER 2424 PALM RIDGE ROAD SANIBEL, Florida HIGHLY VISIBLE GROUND FLOOR SPACE 520 SQUARE FEET MOVE IN CONDITION IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY $750 / MONTH Landlord pays all common maintenance. Call 239-472-6543 or 973-726-3213 NS 3/22 CC TFN 44B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 1/4 BM TFN WATCH THE OCEAN FROM BEDSanibel Direct Gulf Front Panoramic View Big Luxury Lanai w/Glass Doors. 2B/2Ba. WIFI-Beach Equip-3 Flat Screen TVs w/DVD Details & Photos: www.vrbo.com/192495 NS 4/5 CC 4/5 HOUSE FOR SALEDonax St, Sanibel, SF 4/2 Home for sale. $470,000 OBO, Over 2000 SF, built in 1986. No pool. ML#201302314 Call for details 239-825-2608. NS 3/15 CC TFN FOR SALE BY OWNER3BEDROOM/2BATH POOL HOME IONA/MCGREGOR AREA $169,900 CALL FOR DETAILS 239-565-2155 NS 3/22 NC 4/5 OPEN HOUSE BEACHVIEW CCMonday, April 8th 10am 2pm 657 Birdie View Pt. Sanibel Beautifully Constructed Custom Built 3 BR/3 BA Pool Home with Of ce Only Steps to the Beach Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RE/MAX of the IslandsRS 4/5 BM 4/5 ANNUAL RENTALISLAND EAST END Nice large 1-2 BRs furnished, ground level, screened lanai, washer dryer, etc. $895/$1,595 seasonal. 239-339-2337; 239-980-3592. Please leave message if no answer.RS 4/5 CC 4/5 SANIBEL DUPLEX1 B/R, 1 bath ($950/mo + elec.) + water 2 B/R, 1 bath ($1,350/mo + elec.) + water Tile oors; modern kitchens; screened porches; fenced side yard; pleasant quiet area; walk to banks, stores & restaurants. Waste & sewer incl. Available March 1st. # 239-395-8774. NS 2/8 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELAdorable 2 BD/1 BA1/2 Duplex, East End Walk to Beach. Private deck tile oors, new kitchen, new central air, storage shed, all appliances Clean, bright & modern $1,275 + util + water. Call Bob 410-913-2234 Non Smoking Unit foxwatch@comcast.net for pics/infoRS 3/29 CC TFN FOR RENTCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. For information call 239-472-1189. NS 3/8 CC 8/30 Fantastic sunset view Spacious, updated condoGREAT BUY! $599,000 RS 4/5 BM TFN Moran Realty GroupJohn Gee & CompanyNutmeg Village #202 REDUCED !!! LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN SANIBEL VACATION RENTALAdorable 2 bdrm/1 bath, 1/2 duplex, East End. Easy walk to beach, Close to shopping, restaurants. Fully equipped, newly remodeled, Private deck Seasonal & monthly rentals. Call Bob 410-913-2234. foxwatch@comcast.net for pics/info NS 3/22 CC TFN VACATION RENTAL


CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON 45B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 3/15 CC 5/31 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTEDSanibel resident looking to rent a covered space or lift for 20ft. ats boat this summer. Will rent long term for covered space for boat and trailer. Please call anytime at (317) 507-4447.NS 3/29 CC 4/5 FRUIT SHIPPINGGOT MANGOS??We ship Prime Florida mangos from our grove on Pine Island, Fl to YOU or YOUR FRIENDS in the continental US (no ship AZ or CA sorry) Mango harvest and season starts midJune thru August. Please visit www.eatmoremangos.comNS 4/5 CC 4/26 SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.com NS 1/25 BM TFN SERVICES OFFERED30% Off SALE STORE CLEARANCE!Large OLD indoor lighting xtures Remington Bronzes Whitehead Prints Rauschenberg Memorabilia SeaShells Tiny Italian Mosaics Chinese Snoofs Taxco Mexican Southwester & Peruvian +OLDER 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry Earrings Rings Bracelets Necklaces Vast array ONE OF A KIND uniquities! Sanibel Consignments 2431 Periwinkle Way 472-5222, www.sanibelauction.com RS 3/22 CC TFN FOR SALEFUTONFOR SALE 7 foot long futon with nautical print. Great condition. $100. 239-395-3195 NS 3/29 CC 4/5 PIANOPearl river console piano, white; Jacobean side chairs, some furniture. Call 239-395-0858 or cell 484-239-5450.NS 4/5 CC 4/5 LOST AND FOUNDLOST AND FOUNDLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395RS 1/4 NC TFN FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN HELP WANTEDCURRENT POSITION NEEDED: HANDYMANMust have knowledge of plumbing, electrical and general repairs. Must have own truck and tools. Work will mostly be on Sanibel. Salary negotiable and bene ts after 90 days. Call 239-481-2929.NS 2/22 CC TFN HELP WANTEDPart-time exible hours on Sanibel. Must have knowledge of wines and be familiar with liquor products. Hospitality experience a plus. Call 472-1682.NS 3/29 BM 4/19 SERVERS ASSISTANT SERVERS LINE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: iltesoro@me.com or ll out applications between 11-2 daily. NS 1/18 NC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICE/ OUTSIDE SALESWe need you to pamper our customers and spread the word about our services. Union Mechanical Inc. 239-437-5595 Knowledge of construction/contracting a plus.NS 2/8 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVolunteers needed for Independence Day parade on Sanibel. Help needed prior to and during the parade. Various duties. If you can help out, call Trish Phillips at 2462981 or email trishphillips@mysanibel.com. NS 2/22 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231. RS 1/4 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELBAY FRONT RESIDENCE This spectacular Bay Front home offers Panoramic Views of the Bay, 4 bedrooms + maids quarters, large garage, pool on Bay and UF. $4,200/mo. CANAL-ACROSS FROM BEACH This elevated private home is located right across from the Beach, & offers 2+ car garage, private pool, Boat dockage, & furnished 3 bedrooms/2 baths. Easy access to Causeway. $4,000/mo. 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 4/5 BM TFNCONDO RENTALMastique Gated Community Fort Myers side of Sanibel Causeway 6th oor Gulf View on Mastique Lake Private elevator/ fully furnished 3 Bedroom / 2 baths Screened Lanai, storage area, space for 2 cars, pool, club house, gym, small boating on lake, much more. $1,900. per month 917-224-5229 631-553-2403NS 4/5 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALEMoving Sale April 6 from 9 2. Furniture & Misc. Items. 1170 Sand Castle Rd. Sanibel.NS 3/29 CC 4/5 GARAGE SALEPower & hand tools, woodworking equipment, housewares, rugs, books, electronics, Raleigh 10 speed bike, VOX Ampli er, 2005 Chevy Astrovan,etc Saturday, April 13th from 9am to 4pm 647 Rabbit Road, SanibelNS 4/5 CC 4/12 HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMRS 1/4 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN PAINTING GOATProfessional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Sr Discounts Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 3/22 CC 4/12 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN PUESTA DEL SOL CLEANING SERVICEResidential Commercial Medical Banks Local/seasonal references/free estimate Low prices with free laundry!! Puestadelsolcleaning.com 239-770-4008 Juliasalazar3@hotmail.com 239-878-4472RS 1/4 CC TFN COMPANION 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.RS 1/4 BM TFN


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.) . . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .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) . . . . . . 472-232946B ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 2013 Good grief, Im here again! My name is Precious and I was brought to the shelter as a puppy and was adopted by a couple. They broke up and I ended up back at the shelter. I was adopted a second time and then was picked up as a stray. My owner didnt come to claim me. I deserve a permanent, stable home. I am a forever dog. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Its Raining Cats & Dogs adoption promotion. Im Atlantic, a cuddly little cat that enjoys playtime, especially if it involves a feathery boa. I spent a few weeks in a very nice foster home before coming back to the shelter for adoption. My foster home had other cats and dogs and we got along great. I could be a great addition to your family. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Atlantic ID# 556391 Pets Of The Week Precious ID# 517441 photos by squaredogphoto.com




1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com SUNDIAL SPECIALI-302Wonderful views of the Gulf of Mexico from this finely appointed condominium, recently re-done and tastefully furnished, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo features new kitchen with solid surface counter tops, raised panel cabinetry, crown molding and up lighting. Featuring diagonal tile flooring in the kitchen, living room/dining room, tiled hallway and baths, double sliding glass doors lead to the large breezy lanai. Offered for $489,000. Contact Brian Murty 239/565-1272. LANDS END-SOUTH SEAS RESORTBEAUTY & THE BEST! Superb in design and scale, this 2 bedroom luxury condominium is resplendent with details and perched behind one of the Resorts golf fairways; a cloister of sweeping greens and towering palms in a grandstand position with southeastern exposure and views out to Pine Island Sound. This ultimate furnished condo will provide a lifestyle sought by those accustomed to the very best including modern conveniences along with fully equipped kitchen, state of the art appliances, balconies off each bedroom dining area and an opulent foyer separating the bedrooms and living area. Offering every imaginable luxury including illuminated tennis court, pool, spa and owner fitness room. Offered for $1,250,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632 786 CONCH CT.While enjoying your day on the water, arrive back for a quick swim in the screened in dual heated pool or soak in the hot tub & have a snack overlooking the intersecting canals. This home features an elevator & a private guest access with a 2 car garage. There is a lot of storage. This open floor plan with vaulted ceilings provides a warm and welcome feeling. Open up the sliding glass doors and enjoy the breeze and watch the dolphins feed and play. Bring your family or friends together to gather in the spacious kitchen and prepare a meaningful meal. The home faces Northwest. Relax on the screened in lanai, swing on the hammock & read your favorite book. This home is truly fabulous. Offered for $995,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239/9947975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540. TAMARIND AT THE REEFThis is truly a one of a kind West Gulf Drive Penthouse unit. Completely remodeled from the studs out, completed in 2010. Unparalleled views from this direct gulf front residence. 2 bedroom 2 bath plus den, Raised ceilings, bamboo floors, custom glass counter tops, top of the line cabinets, and fixtures. Built in wall unit with Murphy bed in the den. Offered for $1,829,000 Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597 Visit our newest of ce location at Sundial Beach Resort 1451 Middle Gulf Drive 239/472-1478Serving the Islands Since 1975 BEACHVIEWStunning Beachview custom home offering nothing but the best! Over 2800 sq.ft. living area with 3 BR 2 1/2 BTH, formal dining room, breakfast room, great room design. Kitchen features custom cabinets, full size freezer, passthrough window from kitchen to veranda. All rooms open to the expansive covered veranda. Offering gorgeous views of Sanibel River, golf course, and lakes. Hurricane glass windows, elevator, pool & spa with oversized pool deck. Designed by structural engineer, first story is concrete block with poured concrete pillars and beams. Attic features Isolene insulation for maximum energy efficiency. Too many features to list! Offered for $1,295,000. Contact Toby Tolp 239/848-0433, Steve Harrell 239/565-1277 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING HERON CONDO AT THE SANCTUARYOver 2500 sq.ft. with all new furnishings, all new appliances, new air conditioner, water heater, ceiling fans, washer & dryer, and more! Youll feel like youre walking into a model home. 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths plus large den or 3rd bedroom with hard wood floors. Fantastic sunset views over the 9th fairway from lovely corner lanai. Marble master bath, walk-in closets, 10 ft. ceilings, single car garage with extra parking. Offered for $609,000. Contact Steve Harrell 239/565-1277, Toby Tolp 239/239/8480433 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602. RAINBOW FARMSExtraordinary family hometastefully designed. This home is located in a private neighborhood minutes from the Gulf Beaches & Health Park Medical Ctr. This 2 story home is over 5100 sq ft. 3 bed/3.5 baths w/office, family room, fireplace, wine cellar & outdoor kitchen/cabana w/fireplace. The resort style pool features a waterfall rock slide, jetted spa & fountains w/lighting. A total of 3 car garages w/exceptional height for possible RV or boat. The appointments are exquisite throughout. This beautiful colonial home designed for todays family has a circular drive accessing the garages & guest house. The appointments are exquisite throughout. A must see beautiful home! Offered for $1,500,000. Contact Debra Hobbs 239/565-0549. SOUTH FT. MYERS-MINUTES TO SANIBELLocated in beautiful South Fort Myers just minutes from Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, and the causeway boat landing and beaches, this well maintained 3 bedroom 2 full bathroom ground level home in the quiet Cottage Point community is move in ready. On almost a half acre, this concrete built home has a fantastic fenced in back yard and the most spectacular Royal Poinciana tree in the front yard. New roof in 2011 and double insulation in the attic, new windows, updated kitchen and flooring, fresh paint, screened porch, den, Florida room, and storage shed are just some of the features. This home should be on your short list. Offered for $189,900 Contact Bob Berning 239/699-7825 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357 FT MYERS BEACHWonderful beach cottage with established weekly rental history. Four bedrooms, two and a half baths, open airy floor plan with views of the Gulf of Mexico directly across the street. 38 X 19 solar heated pool. Adorable, fun beach home on the gorgeous north end. Offered for $680,000. Contact Debra Hobbs 239/565-0549. OVER 2300 SQ.FT LIVING AREAThis exquisite 2 BR 2 Bath Golf Villages unit is beautifully furnished & decorated. High ceilings, hardwood floors, formal living and dining rooms, casual family & breakfast rooms. Spacious corner lanai with sliding glass enclosure. Sunset views of lake & fairway. Under building parking plus private storage room. Offered for $540,000. Contact Steve Harrell 239/565-1277, Toby Tolp 239/239/848-0433 or Kasey Harrell 239/850-7602 LOGGERHEAD CAY #583Amazing GULF VIEWS from this 3rd floor condo. This unit is FULLY FURNISHED and just steps away from the sandy white beaches. Loggerhead Cay is one of the Islands most popular condominium complexes as it has AMENITIES GALORE! Community grills, shuffleboard, tennis courts are just a few of the many amenities available. This unit is quiet and features an open floor plan. Offered for $549,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/9947975 or Connie Walters Ms. Listr at 239/841-4540. COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY 134 FEET PERIWINKLE FRONTAGEVacant land ready to build. Located between Jacaranda restaurant and Huxters. Approximately 22444 square foot area or .54 acres. Impervious Area 10200 Sq. Ft Approximately. Owner will consider build to suit. Sanibel Use Code Vacant Commercial. Numerous development possibilities. Visit Sanibel CODE OF ORDINANCES Sec. 126-491 For the many Permitted uses. Offered for $850,000 Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565-8805 ISLAND SUN APRIL 5, 201348B