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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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FEBRUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:05 6:20 7:05 6:20 7:04 6:21 7:03 6:22 7:02 6:22 7:01 6:23 7:01 6:24 VOL. 21, NO. 34 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 14, 2014 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at SCCFs Annual Open House Is Set For MondayThe Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundations 36th annual open house will take place on Monday, February 17. It is also Presidents Day, a school holiday. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Nature Center will have its doors and trails wide open. Starting at 11 a.m., there will a marine exhibit featuring some of the hidden creatures of the sea grasses and shallow bays that hug the north and western shores of Sanibel and Captiva. When the local TV stations report the wind blowing at less than five miles per hour and you see white caps, you know they are not looking at the same place you are. Learn to get the real wind speed and direction a half mile off the Sanibel Lighthouse or in the intracoastal waterway near Redfish Pass from SCCFs RECON units. Staff will be on hand to provide quick links to this vital information for any boater or avid sheller. A herpetologist and sea turtle and bird biologists will have hands-on exhibits including some of the more friendly snakes that can be found in this area. Childrens crafts and SCCFs traditional hot dogs and lemonade will be available At 11:45 a.m., the 27th annual Nature Sounds Contest will be open for the best hoot, cackle, moo and tweet. There are age categories for children and adults. Last year, it was not just any rooster, it was a great imitation of a Rhode Island Red that brought out the laughter. For over 45 years, SCCF has been continued on page 34 Kids of all ages can learn something new Touch a friendly reptile during SCCFs Open House See marine life in the Nature Centers aquarium Oceanographer To Lecture About Ship Of Gold At Shell MuseumDr. Ronald Toll is back by popular demand at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Tuesday, February 18 at 5:30 p.m. The museum will host a presentation by Dr. Toll titled Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea. The audience will be taken back in time to the 1857 hurricane-induced shipwreck. of the S.S. Central America, one of the 10 richest wrecks in the western Atlantic. Dr. Tolls lecture will include extensive deep-sea photography and videography related to the gold, artifacts, and historical lessons associated with one of the greatest adventures in maritime exploration. continued on page 33 Above, left, some of the recovered gold; and right, part of the shipwreck One-Woman Play Based On Life Of Rachel Carsonsubmitted by Kevin BedsonThe Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education is celebrating its 10th anniversary by bringing actress Kaiulani Lee to Sanibel to perform her one-woman show, A Sense of Wonder, as this years Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture. The performance will take place Friday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Schein Performance Hall at BIG ARTS. In the play, Lee takes on the role of Rachel Carson shortly after the 1962 publication of Silent Spring. Lee brings more than 35 years of experience in theater, film and television to her portrayal of Carson. A Sense of Wonder has been seen at over 100 universities and has been the centerpiece of regional and national conferences on conservation, education, journalism and the environment. The center is delighted to have Lee come to Sanibel and evoke Carsons spirit as a way of commemorating Rachel Carsons legacy and the centers 10-year history.continued on page 38 Happy Happy Valentines Valentines Day Day


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 20144 TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets. Looking Back: John Norris And Mule Early 1900s The Captiva Island Historical Society, which will debut the new History Room inside the Captiva Community Center soon, is focused on presenting the history of the islands with a series of vintage photographs. In this weeks image, John Norris and his mule picked up mail and passengers from Randalls dock on Captiva. Norris was a long-time resident of Captiva and lived where Jensens Twin Palms is now located (early 1900s). photo archives of the Captiva Island Historical Society ank you to the following for their help with our kick-o event Aqua Beachwear Regatta/Beach Stuff, Inc. Eileen Fisher J. McLaughlin Rusty Farst/Jaws Productions SWFL Modeling & Talent Gari Lewis Island Graphics Sanctuary Staff Jonathan Tongyai/Island




ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 20146 Painting Party Returns To Community HouseAn event titled A Little Bit Of Wine, A Little Bit Of Paint, A Whole Lot Of Fun was hosted by local artist Sissi Janku at The Community House on January 22, and was considered a great success. Budding artists painted, sipped and chuckled while they created stunning art. Didnt know I could do this, was a frequent comment from the attendees, along with What a fun way to spend an evening were bringing friends next time. In response, two new events have been scheduled for Wednesday, February 19 and Wednesday, March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. both evenings. A Little Bit Of Paint, A Little Bit Of Wine, A Whole Lot Of Fun is an opportunity to socialize, learn something new, express yourself and have fun with a purpose. No experience is necessary. Party and paint with The Community Houses professional art instructor, creating your own beautiful work of art to take home. Come with friends, or come alone and make new friends. All the materials will be provided: a 16-inch by 20-inch canvas, paints, brushes and aprons. The Community House will also have wine and beer available for a donation. Pack a snack for sharing with fellow artists. SCA members are $40 and nonmembers are $45 for the two-hour event. Prepaid reservations are required. To reserve space, call The Community House at 472-2155. For more information on this event or to become an SCA sponsor, visit www. or call 4722155. Local artist Sissi Janku will again offer evening painting classes Participants from Sissi Jankus first painting party at The Community House IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Show your colors!This bumper sticker has a green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is in conservation land and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel o back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Suncatchers Dream Traders Tuttles Sea Horse Shop


7 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Merrie Jo Snow Merrie Jo SnowNow showing original paintings and limited edition ne art giclee prints Happy Valentines Day!See my original painting and prints Sailing the Colgate 26 at 2 Islands Gallery, Chadwicks Square at South Seas Resort, Captiva See my original paintings and prints of Sanibel Captiva Conservation Land 1 & 2 at Sanibel Art & Frame, 639 Tarpon Bay Rd., Sanibel Island(239) 233-8115 www.merriejosnow.comPainting on location, Captiva Captiva Library Re-Opens; Panel Meetings SlatedThe newly renovated Captiva Memorial Library is now open. Operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. while construction continues at the Captiva Community Center. Patrons are asked to use the side ramp facing the gulf to access the library. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting will tentatively be March 11. Information and background documents are available online at Other Captiva events include: Thursday, March 6 Public workshop to focus on lighting and bike/pedestrian issues. Tuesday, March 11 Community Panel meeting 9 a.m. Cone Rooms at Chadwicks Square, South Seas Island Resort; public workshop 10:30 a.m. to noon to focus on landscaping and historic preservation. Tuesday, April 8 Community Panel meeting 9 a.m., Cone Rooms at Chadwicks Square. Public workshop 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tuesday, May 13 Community Panel meeting 9 a.m., Cone Rooms at Chadwicks Square, with review of community input, discussion of possible actions and timetable to develop any desired Plan language for community review. Captiva Erosion Prevention District monthly board meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, and Wednesday, April 9, both at 1 p.m. at Tween Waters Inn. Call the district at 472-2472 or go to for further information. Captiva Community Panel is seeking nominees interested in helping to set the islands land use and zoning direction. Interested parties may email name, contact information and a little background to League Of Women Voters March MeetingThe League of Women Voters of Lee County, as a champion of womens suffrage and a key player in civic affairs, calls on the public to recognize Womens History Month. Each March, the club remembers the achievements of women in the past and celebrates the successes of women today. They invite the public to join them on Saturday, March 1 and hear Sonia Pressman Fuentes, a co-founder of NOW (National Organization for Women). She will be speaking on the womens movement and where women are today. The meeting will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Landings-Helm Dining Room, 4420 Flagship Drive in Fort Myers. In 1965, Fuentes became the first woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The following year, she helped found NOW. In November 1996, at a ceremony honoring the founders of NOW, Betty Friedan presented her with the Veteran Feminists of America Medal of Honor. On October 10, 1999, she was one of four recipients of the 1999 Women at Work Award of Wider Opportunities for Women given in recognition of her commitment to womens issues and leadership in the fields of law and business. Prior recipients included Jane Fonda, Katie Couric, Linda Ellerbee and Hillary Rodham Clinton. In 2013, she was one of five recipients of the Glass Ceiling Award given annually by the Jewish Museum of Florida. Fuentes has lectured extensively in this country and abroad on womens rights and has written numerous articles on that subject in law reviews and other publications both in the U.S. and abroad. She has traveled as an American specialist on womens rights for the then-U.S. Information Agency to France, Germany, Spain, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. To make reservations, call 278-1032 or e-mail by February 25. Cost to attend the meeting is $15, which includes breakfast. Make checks payable to LWVLee. Student rates are available. For more information, call Pat Allen at 567-9323. Recycled Book Sale The popular Recycled Book Sale at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will be open to the public from 1-3pm Sunday, February 23, 2014. Included in the sale will be gently used books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, games, jewelry, small gift items and lots of other bargains! Fiction is arranged alphabetically by author, and non-fiction by subject. Proceeds benefit local non-profit agencies supported by the church. The sale is held in the Rookery Bookery on the ground level beyond the courtyard garden at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way (opposite Periwinkle Place Shopping area). (239) 472-0497. Email your editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 20148 Voted Best Join a Growing List of SupportersELECT MR. DENNISWorld Famous Sanibel Barber since 1984For Quality Professional HaircuttingMEN AND BOYS Razor Styling Beard Trimming etc.Sanibel Barber ShopWalk-in Shop located at Baileys Shopping CenterCall (239) 472-5626 for HoursPaid for and approved by Dennis for Sanibel Barber 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am D ai l y at 10a m e m 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 Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! Shell Festival Is Full Of TreasuresSeashells come in many sizes, shapes, colors and a multitude of patterns. With this in mind, the Sanibel Shell Festival Committee has chosen Treasures of Sanibel as the theme for the 77th Annual Shell Festival on March 6, 7 and 8. It is the major fundraiser for both the Sanibel Community Association and the SanibelCaptiva Shell Club. This well-known event draws shell enthusiasts from across the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. This year will have an even wider international flavor, with artistic exhibits from Barbados, Honduras, India, Russia and Armenia. While the last two artists live in the U.S. now, the others are actually traveling here for the shell show. Festival attendees have the opportunity to purchase shells and intricate shellcrafted items at the festival. Throughout the year, volunteers meet outside The Community House to sort donated seashell. Inside, the Shell Crafters are creating elaborate floral bouquets and other shell craft items. The funds raised from the sale of these items are used to support The Community House. There will also be various craft demonstrations held on the grounds throughout the festival. The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club sponsors the Sanibel Shell Show inside The Community House during the festival. In the scientific division, visitors have an opportunity to see shells from around the world. in the artistic division, festival-goers will be amazed at the creations made from shells and sea life that have been entered in the show. There will be floral arrangements, shell tables, sailors valentines and a myriad of other items. This juried competitive show is open to all shell collectors and artists. This year, there will be a special category in each division titled Treasures of Sanibel and awards will be given to exhibits that best reflect this festival theme. In addition to the scientific and artistic exhibits, there will be a specimen shell booth and professional artists will have sailors valentines, floral arrangements and other shell creations for sale. There is no entrance fee to the sales and activities on the Shell Festival grounds. A $5 donation is requested by the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club to visit the shell show inside the building. Funds raised from these donations are given out in the form of grants to several local educational and conservation organizations, to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, and to support marine scholarships at both University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University. For more information, visit or Exhibit hall Artistic exhibit


9 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.comIkki Matsumoto Prints & PostersFancy-Footed Booby The Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc. btnfnrJoseph Adams, Becker & Poliako Answering Your Questions on Condominium LawSteve Mackesy, Island ManagementSwimming Pools: Changes for Commercial Pools & SpasSponsored by Norris Home FurnishingsFriday, February 21st Clubhouse at The Sanctuary 8:00 Registration 8:30 Breakfast Bu et 9-10 Speakers$15 for condominium owners $25 all othersFor reservations call 334-2138 or e-mail by Wed., Feb. 19th Award Winners To Be Featured At LuncheonBetty Parker, political writer for the News-Press, will be presented with the G.E.M. Award by the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club at the monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, February 18. Larry Hart, Lee County Tax Collector, will serve as the keynote speaker. In addition, essay winners from Cape Corals Oasis Middle School will be announced and scholarship awards will be presented. The G.E.M. Award represents individuals who have shown great leadership, effort in establishing programs and policies, and being a major contributor to the community through time and effort. Parker retired from The News-Press five years ago after covering local and state politics since 1985. She has received numerous state and national awards for reporting and writing, including for international reporting in Haiti, Nicaragua and elsewhere in Central America and the Caribbean. She still writes for the paper on a freelance basis, and also does freelance writing and similar work for other publications and businesses in Southwest Florida. Hart was elected as Lee County Tax Collector in 2012 after holding the position of Assistant Tax Collector for almost 11 years. The Tax Collector provides organizational oversight in strategic development, leading the responsibility for developing and implementing program goals. He has a long history of public service. He retired as Chief of Police for the Fort Myers Police Department after serving a total of 22 years as a professional law enforcement officer. Students at Oasis Middle School have competed for the scholarship awards by entering essays on Ethics In Politics. The top three essayists will be announced and presented with their awards during the business portion of the luncheon meeting. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting and presentation of awards follow. The luncheon cost is $16. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. Lions Free Health ScreeningsComplimentary diabetes, glaucoma, hearing and blood pressure screenings will be performed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, February 17th at the Sanibel Recreation Center. They are sponsored by the SanibelCaptiva Lions Club. The diabetes test uses a tiny drop of blood extracted with an almost painless prick of the finger, which is then read by a blood glucose meter in five seconds. The glaucoma test checks peripheral vision and eye pressure, which can detect existing eye damage and/or provide predictive information. The Lion screeners have been trained and certified by a doctor and use all appropriate methods to insure antiseptic conditions and privacy during the screening, which are performed on a first come, first served basis. Finding and treating eye disease early is the best way to limit the effects of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. If left untreated, these conditions may cause severe vision loss or even blindness. The recreation center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information call 472-0345 or visit www. Democratic Womens Club MeetingOn Saturday, March 8 at 10:30 a.m., the Democratic Womens Club (DWC) of Lee County will begin holding its monthly membership meetings at the Helm Club at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, located at 4420 Flagship Drive in Fort Myers. Members and guests should tell the attendant at the gate to The Landings they are going to the Democratic Womens Club meeting at the Helm Club and the attendant will offer directions. The club will be planning and organizing for Tally Days at this important membership meeting. They will discuss Florida legislative issues and advocacy. They will also review transportation options, lodging and financial underwriting by the club for members of the DWC attending Tally Days. The Democratic Womens Club of Florida (CWF) Tally Days to be held March 23 to 25 in Tallahassee will leave members feeling educated and inspired to fight the good fight with other DWCF women from across Florida. Representatives of the club will meet and speak with legislators at the Capitol Building in Tallahassee. An optional lunch will be served following the March 8 meeting at a cost of $18, and visitors may make reservations for lunch by contacting Pat Fish at or by calling 4668381. Send your editorial copy


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201410 INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 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 WritersKimberley Berisford 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 Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Angela Larson Roehl Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak Blue Crab Court Home Variance Grantedby Jeff LysiakA proposed single-family residence to be constructed at 2418 Blue Crab Court, was granted a pair of variances allowing a portion of the home to project above the required angle of light restrictions as established at the required side and front yard setbacks and to situate it less than the minimum required setback of 20 feet from an open body of water on the property. The applicants, Jonathan and Carolyn Tongyai, appeared before the planning commission on Tuesday. They want to build an elevated 2,200-square-foot home in the Dinkins Bayou subdivision. After meeting with members of the citys planning and natural resources departments, they revised their application in an effort to limit environmental impacts to the onsite wetlands. There is a seasonal open body of water near the center of the lot and a ditch along the western property line that severely restricts the size and placement of any structures from meeting the minimum required 20-foot setback, the staff report reads, in part. Because the existing open body of water is the basis of this variance request, the planning department supports the favorable consideration of a variance that would allow the reasonable development and use of the property to occur. To the extent that angle of light height limits are based on the location of the setbacks, this may also serve as a just basis for granting partial relief from the angle of light height restriction. City planner Benjamin Pople detailed the staff analysis of the variance request, and explained the recommended nine conditions proposed to the commission for approval. Thank you, James (Evans, natural resources department director) and staff, for putting this all together, said Jonathan Tongyai. Its really been quite a task. Resident Larry Schopp, who owns a neighboring property, offered his support for granting the variances. A previously undocumented seasonal body of water has caused much of the lot to be placed off limits to construction, said Schopp. This is precisely the type of hardship the variance ordinance is intended to address. Following a brief discussion, Commissioner Chuck Ketteman made a motion to approve the variances, which were seconded by Holly Smith. The application was then unanimously approved, 6-0. City Works On Bike Path Access And SafetyPlanning commissioners received a commercial redevelopment update Tuesday related to the interconnectivity and intraconnectivity of the citys shared use path system, and the proposed development of guidelines rather than ordinances which may provide better flexibility and easier monitoring as well as being more property owner-friendly. During the presentation, offered by City Manager Judie Zimomra and Planning Director Jimmy Jordan, commissioners were shown several photographic examples of bicycle-friendly properties on the island, including places where businesses have worked to provide bike racks and areas that will be safer for both cyclists and pedestrians. According to Zimomra, goals of the redevelopment plan include eliminating conflict points between automobiles and bicyclists and pedestrians; enhancing bicyclist and pedestrian access to properties in the commercial district, encouraging shared parking and reducing the need for large parking lots; mitigating automobile traffic by continuing to promote walking and biking; and staying consistent with the Sanibel Plan. The proposed definition of interconnectivity is Bicycle and pedestrian connections to the shared use path system. The proposed definition of intraconnectivity is Bicycle and pedestrian connections between adjacent properties. Jordan detailed surface materials for both the interconnectivity and intraconnectivity including asphalt, concrete, stone, shell, brick, pervious pavers, wood and gravel. Both will establish a minimum width per ADA requirements of three feet, with a maximum of six feet. The vertical height clearance would be eight feet, which is in line with the shared use master plan. He also discussed vegetation, visibility, design, lighting, drainage and signage standards as well as cross access agreements between adjoining property owners. In addition, Jordan discussed some of the incentives which may be offered to affected property owners, including not counting path improvements and other cooperative actions towards their impervious coverage or developed area calculations. Commissioner Chuck Ketteman noted the poor path lighting at some island locations, and suggested that lighting should be adequate from a safety standpoint. Fellow commissioner Dr. Phillip Marks added that being flexible and giving incentives is the way to go. The next step would have city staff create draft guidelines, which will be brought back to the commission for approval. The guidelines would then be forwarded to the city council. Ketteman also suggested balancing these recommendations, but tip it towards safety. Status Quo For CommissionAt Tuesdays planning commission meeting, the reorganization of the commission members resulted in Michael Valiquette returning as chairman and Dr. Phillip Marks returning as vice chairman. Commissioner Holly Smith nominated Valiquette, whose term runs through January 12, 2016, to serve as chair of the seven-member panel for another year. Commissioner John Talmage nominated Marks, whose term runs through January 12, 2015, to continue his role as vice chair. Both nominations were approved unanimously, 6-0, with Commissioner Christopher Heidrick absent.


11 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner Features Food, Fun And Exciting Prizes submitted by Tom Sharbaugh, Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner ChairOn Saturday evening, February 22, area residents and visitors alike will find their way to the Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner for food, fun and community spirit, plus a chance to win an exciting array of raffle and auction prizes. The annual fundraising event will be held at The Community House. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner is served until 8 p.m. After dinner, the fun continues with coffee, dessert, musical entertainment and the irresistible action of the raffle and auction. Sanibels largest and longest running community get-together, the annual spaghetti dinner is a perennial crowd-pleaser, attracting young and old. Its a very social event, where youll run into friends and neighbors you have not seen all year and often find yourself served by one of our communitys elected officials. For an evening of fun, plus all the food you can eat, its a deal that cant be beat. Admission to the dinner is $8 in advance or $9 at the door, and children under 10 eat free. Advance tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis member and also at Bank of the Islands, Big Red Q Printing and Periwinkle Park. Diners get a complete Italian feast; all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs, salad, toasted garlic bread and beverages. Its all prepared by the Kiwanis Club members, using their secret recipe which has earned compliments year after year. Following dinner, the competition for raffle and auction prizes can be spirited and fun to watch. This years lineup of raffle and auction items is shaping up to be impressive, with items including vacations, golf outings and restaurant packages, plus a lot of unusual and interesting merchandising items. Les Boyle, Kiwanis president, said, We try to make sure everyone who comes is well fed and has a good time. And, of course, it is all for a good cause. Funds raised by the event are used by the Kiwanis Club to underwrite the clubs scholarship program for deserving students and to support other programs for deserving youth. In addition to the Kiwanis Club, primary sponsors for the spaghetti dinner are Baileys General Store, Bank of the Islands and The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Tween Waters Inn is also a major supporter, providing meatballs for the dinner. Other sponsors include: Sanibel Air & Electric, Billys Rentals, Barefoot Charleys Painting, The Sanibel Bean and Lazy Flamingo II. Many other island businesses and individuals contribute the raffle and auction prizes. Kiwanian Eric Pfeiffer keeps the meatballs coming Another platter of spaghetti dinners is ready for delivery Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) 239-472-8442 Seasonal December 18 April 10 11am 4pm Closed Sunday albertmeadowantiques@yahoo.comAlbert Meadow Antiques THE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEART Antique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECO 630 Tarpon Bay Rd (near the Over Easy Cafe)Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm 239-395-1350 Original Paintings by David Ruhe Original Paintings by David Ruhe See 20 of his recent paintings in our gallery


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201412 Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. and GladiolusNowOpen Mondays!ClothingFurniture ArtworkCollectables ElectronicsMusic BooksHoliday ItemsLinensHome Dcor AppliancesKitchen Building Supplies Sporting Goods CommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e 225-652915501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908Now Open Monday Saturday from 9amto4pm btnnn btnnn frfbfbb frfbfbb n n rbt !"b#$%btf!bf%b rbt !"b#$%btf!bf%b nr"r"bfb&f'rb( "b nr"r"bfb&f'rb( "b %fr"b'rbtf"!r"b)b%rbnr %fr"b'rbtf"!r"b)b%rbnr f*%b& ++fr f%b,rb&b 'b&"r f*%b& ++fr f%b,rb&b 'b&"r -b$!%b.fbf*%b/b00-1 -b$!%b.fbf*%b/b00-1 203b11 2b "b"44 rbffb5"" "b"44 r+b$ 5bfb% "b" rbffb5"" "b" r+b$ 5bfb% 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, 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 For more information call 239-472-5317 or email CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 10, 2013 thru April 27, 2014 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. NEW SANIBEL CHURCH, SBC Join us for worship Sunday mornings in the Sandpiper Room of The Sundial Beach Resort Hotel. 9 a.m. Bible Fellowship and 10 a.m. Worship. For information call 239671-5502. 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 Serivce, 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. Holy Days call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector Saturday Eucharist 5 p.m. Sunday Eucharist 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m. 1st Wednesday of the month 6 p.m. service followed by Potluck Supper. For more information call: 472-2173 or 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 Program At Sanibel ChurchOn Thursday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m., Damaris Peters Pike will present a program at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, entitled Irving Berlin, A Daughter Remembers. Pike is well known for her portrayals of women of note and she is appearing at a number Southwest Florida venues. The program will take place in the church sanctuary at 2050 Periwinkle Way. There is no charge for attending and reservations are not required. Damaris Peters Pike Superbowl Bash A SuccessThe Pre-Game Superbowl Bash at Sanibel Community Church was a great time for all on Superbowl Sunday. The annual bash, put on by the student ministry, drew close to 200 people to the fields at The Sanibel School. There were activities for all age groups, a barbecue feast and a football game between teens and adults. This year, defending their title, the adults and youth leaders were victorious with a score of 29-18. John Lemmon did a great job refereeing the action. Youth Pastor Kevin Schafer said, It was a great event. We hope to have even more families come out next year. And students, start practicing now to defeat us next year! Players gather for an after-game prayer following the Superbowl Bash


HappyValentinesDay My Love, this is for everything, for all the ups and downs. This is for the things I would like to say but have not. This is for all my mistakes. But above all, my love, this is me showing you that I love you and care for you as I cant imagine my life without you as I do not know how I survived without you for so long. Happy Valentines Day. My Love, you are My smile who makes everything worthwhile My sweetest gift, my emotional lift My sweet calm ocean thru out all the commotion My Best Friend until the end My day and night, my delight My gem so rare, my answered prayer My heart and soul, for whom the bell tolls My last dance, my favorite dance My source of wisdom, my everafter My reason to live until I die 13 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014


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15 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014dream now is for a limited-equity home to become available and Ill qualify for it Sanibel is my home, and Im not going anywhere else. CHR is a 501(c)3) organization that has partnered for more than 30 years with the City of Sanibel to provide affordable housing for people who live and/or work on the island, plus seniors and people with disabilities. With more than 117 residents occupying 74 rental units and 14 limited-equity ownership homes in 11 complexes throughout the island, CHR is an essential resource for those who provide the services islanders want. CHR residents contribute in numerous ways to island life and often volunteer for or lead island organizations. CHR depends on $100,000 in community support each year to help cover ongoing maintenance of its buildings and grounds, and will hold its second annual Mardi Gras fundraiser on Saturday, March 1. For more information, visit, stop by the office at 2401 Library Way, or phone 472-1189. Beach Boys Party At Captiva Island Yacht Clubsubmitted by Ada Shissler, CommodoreA sold-out crowd danced and sang to the music of the Beach Boys on the evening of February 3 at the Captiva Island Yacht Club. The band was provided by West Coast Surfing, Inc. and included members who have played with the Beach Boys for 30 to 40 years, as well as one original member and the son of one of the originals. It was a trip down memory lane for the crowd as they listened to the many hits such as California Girls, Barbara Ann, Help Me Rhonda, Surfin USA, Surfer Girl and Wipeout. Marlene Donaldson and Andrea Morton, co-chairs of the event; Matthew Justine, son of original Beach Boy band member Jason Justine; and Ada Shissler, commodore of the Captiva Island Yacht Club in front of one of the surf boards decorating the club, provided by YOLO WatersportsScholarship Foundation First Event A SuccessThe Starfish Scholarship Foundation of Sanibel and Captiva held a benefit luncheon and fashion show at The Sanctuary Golf Club on January 21. During lunch, Gari Lewis emceed the fashion show, featuring outfits provided by J. McLaughlin, Aqua Beachwear, Eileen Fisher and Regatta. After the show, Starfish Scholarship Foundation founder Nancy Dreher discussed the mission of the foundation. Starfish Scholarship Foundation is specifically designed for woman 25 and older who live and/or work on Sanibel. The foundation offers a hand up through mentoring and scholarships for island women to attend universities, technical or vocational schools as well as accredited continued on page 33 Read us online at Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite BQWIKPACK & SHIP 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Mon. Sat. 10:30 to 5:00 239-472-3386 www.watsonmacraegallery.comA Sanctuary of Art in The Village ShopsFebruary 11 to March 8, 2014 Landscape: Different ViewsALSO FEATURING A SPECIAL SELECTION OF...FINE CRAFTS STUDIO JEWELRY GLASS AND CERAMICS New Exhibit!


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201418 New Display Opens At Shell MuseumThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is more than just exhibits. It is home to a collection that houses more than 600,000 shells. Whats Upstairs? is a new display that highlights the process of cataloguing and a sample of what happens behind the scenes at the museum. Museum curator Dr. Jos H. Leal recently put the final touches on a new display in the Great Hall of Shells to showcase the museums collection. Creating this exhibit was something we always wanted to do. It shows a snapshot of what our collection looks like, and it shows how we maintain such a large amount of shells, Dr. Leal said. The museums collection is a record of biodiversity that will shed insight about the environment and its changes. The collections department features two collections associates and a team of volunteers that work to catalogue the numerous species. The collection records are stored online in a digital database. Anyone can access the museums database by visiting collection.cfm. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel. Learn more about upcoming events by calling 395-2233 or visit www. The display features a sample of the shells from the collection including cowries from the family Cypraeidae Mollusks In ActionThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum features more than 35 exhibits of mollusks from around the world. Museum exhibits are devoted to shells in art and history, shell habitat, rare specimens, fossil shells, common Southwest Florida shells and more. The learning lab features a hands-on play area for children, displays, games and a tank with indigenous mollusks. A half-hour video, Mollusks In Action, is shown on the hour, and a childrens video is shown continuously. The Museum Store also offers a wide selection of shell books. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit or call 395-2233 for more information. Reverend George Morris, pastor of Captiva Chapel by the Sea, Captiva, found this almost perfect junonia along the shore just south of the chapel. He and his wife Kathy said they have enjoyed walking the beaches and shelling. Shell Found Reverend George Morris Sundial WinterFest A Season of Celebration During 2014, Sundial Beach Resort has many reasons to celebrate The rst winter season open to the public in 5 years. Three new restaurants for your dining pleasure. Chef Criss Menassa & her culinary creations celebrating Gulf seafood. Enhanced convention & catering services. Awarded Best Full-Service Resort on Sanibel & CaptivaDining & Entertainment Enjoy daily al fresco dining at Sea Breeze Caf with an all-day menu served from 7 am until 10 pm or a Gulfview dining experience in Wat erview from 5-10 pm. At Turtles Beach & Pool Bar, casual diners can enjoy menu selections from 11-7 daily. Sample our All-You-Can-Eat poolside BBQ buet ev ery Saturday from 1-4. Enjoy live entertainment In Sea Breeze Caf Visit 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island Our email address is




ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201420 City Of Sanibel Vegetation CommitteePlant This Not That!submitted by the City of Sanibel Vegetation CommitteeHow do we know what makes a plant good? Consider choosing native plants that are self-sustaining to their environment, provide food and shelter for wildlife, grow naturally and flourish without extra maintenance and require no fertilizer. Almost one third of plants growing wild in Florida are not native. Some nonnatives have been introduced and grow rapidly, outcompeting and displacing native plants and disrupting native plant communities. Many are typically difficult to eradicate and may eliminate or alter habitat for wildlife. Contrast the seaside mahoe ( Thespesia populnea) with the sea grape ( Coccoloba uvifera.) The former outcompetes other trees and grasses that stabilize beachfront areas. The sea grape, a native, is hardy, provides great bird habitat, has edible fruit and the leaves provide a natural mulch. Another example is the Mexican petunia (Ruellia brittonia). Like seaside mahoe, Mexican petunia has been designated an invasive exotic species by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. It has invaded nine states, is not used by butterflies, has a rampant root system and actually sprays its seed, which can persist in the soil for years! Mexican petunia is certainly a bad actor. Make the switch to another native petunia, the wild petunia (Ruellia caroliniana) which is hardy in sun or shade and is a host plant for malachite and Buckeye butterflies with the same blue color. Another good choice would be blue porterweed (Stachytorpheta jamaicensis), a hardy, shrubby ground cover, which grows in shade or sun and is a butterfly nectar plant. When in doubt about your choices, consult the following websites or a local native plant nursery where knowledgeable staff will either make a visit to your property or discuss good choices there at the nursery. Other resouyrces:, Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council List of Invasive Plant Species; and http:// Click on Plant images and Information in the blue information box on the right side of the page. You will see native plant species in flower and fruit with descriptive information. The Natural Resources Department section of the citys website, www., offers information and photos of native plants, a listing of licensed contractors, Sanibels vegetation standards and codes, and the Environmental Reference Handbook prepared by the citys vegetation committee. The vegetation committee also offers free native plant tours of the grounds at city hall at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of the month from November to April. For more information, contact the Sanibel Natural Resources Department at 472-3700. C D with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 239.437.4555 On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Thyme body and lotions Thyme body and lotions Sea grape fruit Wild petunia Mexican petunia Sea grape Mahoe tree Blue porterweed


21 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Shell Of The WeekThe Florida Cone by Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationFlorida cones, Conus anabathrum Crosse, 1865, inhabit the sandy bottoms of the bays and barrier islands of Southwest Florida, where they feed on marine worms. Females perform communal spawning, getting together to lay egg cases over relatively large areas in shallow water. The live animals and egg cases in the photo on the right were photographed by Amy Tripp during a collective spawning event near Marco Island. Learn more about the species at http:// This Week At The Museum Sunken Treasures Join us for a Night at the Museum on Tuesday, February 18 at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Ron Toll, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Florida Gulf Coast University, participated as Associate Director of Adjunct Sciences for the S.S. Central America Project. That expedition led to the successful recovery of nearly $300 million of gold coins and bars from a depth of 8,000 feet. This special evening event costs $10 and reservations are required. The evening includes light snacks, beer, wine and other refreshments. Learn more about underwater treasure hunting and ask questions about this exciting mission. Shell Museum Events Exhibit Chat: This 10-minute presentation will provide an in-depth look to a different exhibit. Daily at 11 a.m. Live Tank Demonstration: See Live Mollusks Up-Close & Personal. See a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, watch a lighting whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with the jet propulsion skills. Daily at 3 p.m. Shelling 101: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Shells, But Were Afraid To Ask. Learn how to find, clean and pack shells for safe travel. Discover how mollusks are classified into families and classes. Monday at 2 p.m. Shell ID Clinics: This new weekly program will provide shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Thursday at 2 p.m. (no clinic March 6) Weekly Schedule Friday, February 14 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 15 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 16 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, February 17 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shelling 101 at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 18 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m.; Night at the Museum with Dr. Ron Toll at 5:30 p.m. (Special event, $10 admission fee, reservations required) Wednesday, February 19 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, February 20 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shell ID Clinic at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is at 3075 SanibelCaptiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum. org. The Florida cone and communal spawning photo on right by Amy Tripp Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday Phone # 239-472-5777 Showroom Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101Administrative 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 FEBRUARY 14, 201422 Fishing In Shorts; Can Spring Be Far Behind?by Capt. Matt MitchellWith warming water temperatures, both fish and anglers have been very happy. Being out on the water wearing shorts again really seems like a turning point to me that our winter cold weather is close to done. Add to that the fact that we have no major cold fronts in the weather forecast for the next 10 days, and our fishing is only going to continue to improve. I know its way too early to call winter done, but it sure is a great thought. And with the warm conditions we have experienced the last few weeks, I cant help but be optimistic in thinking that spring is close at hand. This fast water temperature rebound over the last two weeks has game fish moving out from the back country to the more open water in search of food. Look for lots of trout and redfish to be caught out on the shallow open flats as they make the move out from the deeper channels and holes they use to ride out the winter cold. This holds true for snook too that can now be found on the outer mangrove shorelines and points. With this warm-up, shiners have also started to reappear out on the beaches. Although not that easy to catch yet, they will really begin to flood into the sound soon as the warm-up continues. Look for game fish to make the switch from a shrimp pattern to a shiner pattern as conditions continue to warm. After a winter of eating shrimp, game fish will jump all over the live shiners like candy if you can get them. For non-stop action this week, the old stand-by of a live shrimp on a popping cork rig out on the flats has been hard to beat. Mackerel, trout, ladyfish, jacks and pompano have all been feeding well. Target clear water on the open flats in the threeto five-foot depth range. Although many of these open water fish are on the small side, you simply do not know what the next species of fish to take your bait will be. This proved very true this week with a few large pompano being caught in the mix. Trout will make up the majority of the action. In the southern end of the sound and Matlacha Pass, just about every deep mangrove creek is still holding good numbers of sheepshead. Look for creeks with fast moving current and hard shell or oyster bottom. Generally, these creeks have clear water so you can spot the sheepshead, which makes for some great sight-fishing. Chunks of fresh shrimp or fiddler crabs fished on a long-shank #2 hook with a small split shot is my rig of choice to fish these sheepshead over the shell/oyster bottom. Downsize your leader to 20-pound test when the water is really clear. Last year, winter-like conditions stuck around until April. At the very end of March, we had one final cold blast with near record-setting low temperatures. With things warming up and the fishing really on the fast track, I have my fingers crossed that a late cold front is not going to happen again this year.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email 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; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Bob Maxeiner with a black drum caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week 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 1Call for departure time CAPTIVACRUISES H T H E I S L A N D S H THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians Reservations Required for All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Island www.captivacruises.comSend your editorial copy


Talk Explores An Ancient RoadmapIts one of the worlds most universal teachings, containing the Golden Rule, the Lords Prayer and instructions like love your enemies. Yet, 2,000 years after Jesus first voiced these ideas on the hillsides of Galilee, his Sermon On The Mount doesnt always seem easy to practice. This is why Chet Manchester, a Christian Science lecturer from New York, has enjoyed exploring it in depth with audiences around the world. I grew up memorizing these familiar ideas in Sunday School, Manchester said, but not until I traveled to the Holy Land did Jesus message really hit home. I began to see his sermon as not just another moral teaching, but as the heartbeat of a love so radical that it changed peoples lives and, ultimately, the course of human history. In this 60-minute inspirational talk for the community, Manchester will unpack the Sermon On The Mount as a roadmap for life, a spiritual GPS that anyone can use to find direction for their lives, relationships and careers. Manchester worked internationally as an artist and creative director before embarking on his work as a Christian Science practitioner and lecturer. He was instrumental in developing the exhibits for the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston and will share a perspective on how Eddys writings have shed new light on Jesus life and healing work. This one-hour interactive talk is for all ages and faiths. Manchester will speak on Sunday, February 23 at 2 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. For more information, call June Sieber at 395-9078. Power Squadron Boating SeminarsThe Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron, a non-profit educational organization for the promotion of safe boating, is offering a pair of twohour seminars to help boaters avoid the embarrassment and expense of running aground in local waters. How to Read a Chart will be held on Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Library. A second seminar, Using GPS, will follow from 2 to 4 p.m. in the same location. A fee of $30 is required for each seminar to cover the cost of materials. The chart seminar focuses on the best type of charts to use for our coastal waters, understanding the aids to navigation symbols found on charts, the significance of the background color, proper use of the compass rose found on every chart, how to plot a course in advance to determine arrival time of a planned trip and how to identify waypoints if you have a GPS. Participants will receive a flip-fold waterproof brochure illustrating chart symbols. The GPS seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation and shows how to relate the GPS data to charts. Students will receive a copy of the waterproof McGraw-Hill Captains Quick Guide Using GPS to take aboard. The seminars are taught by certified instructors who have a great deal of local boating knowledge. Those attending any of these seminars will be registered in the United States Power Squadrons national database and receive credit toward future national boating certification. For course descriptions and registration go to seminars.htm. Click on find a location near me and follow the instructions for registration. Call Andrew Jacob at 5390055 or Steve Abbott at 395-9409 for assistance or questions. Chet Manchester23 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Our email address is ADULT OCEAN EDUCATION OFFERINGS WINTER 2014Sanibel Sea School is proud to announce our adult education series for 2014. We believe that we have something for just about everyone. Please come and join us to explore the ocean that surrounds us. Fishing from a Biological Perspective. is is a 6-week long course that will hone your shing skills, abilities and enjoyment. In many ways, the secret to shing is knowing where sh are. To predict this, the saltwater sherman must have knowledge of the ocean, sh biology and weather along with just a bit of luck. We will learn about the most common species of sh encountered in SW Florida. We will learn about currents, how to read the water, how tide works and how it a ects shing. In addition to academic knowledge, we will introduce the world of saltwater yshing. We will teach casting, y-tying, knots and techniques. On the last meeting, we will arrange a shing outing to apply all of our new-found knowledge. Class Meets on Fridays 1-4 pm : Dates 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 Cost: $350Mornings of Ocean Discovery at Sanibel Sea School. Every year, we get asked, when is camp for adults well here it is. Once a week, we will spend a 3-hour morning discovering the environment that surrounds us. In Sanibel Sea School tradition, we will spend a little time indoors learning about the topic of the day and then well venture out to experience it rst-hand. Come and discover our island in ways you never have before and lean new things about the ocean that brought us all here. Each morning session is $55, or you can sign up for the series for $500. January 29 e Wrack Line and Our Intertidal Community February 5 Fighting Conchs e Feisty Little Guys February 12 Pelicans Her Beak holds more than Her Belly Can February 19 Fish, Fish, Fish February 26 Frigate Birds March 5 Black Skimmers One of our Hidden Jewels March 12 Lightning Whelks and ose Crazy Egg Cases March 19 Sand Dollars A Curious Animal March 26 Seagrasses and Seagrass Beds April 2 Our Estuary More than a Drive-overEvening Lectures with Doc BrucePlease join us for these evening lectures to exercise our brains and learn about the ocean world that surrounds us. Although Doc Bruce will lead the way, they are designed to be an engaging dialog about the world we so cherish. is lecture series is open to public at no charge. e March 6th lecture location is TBA. All other lectures will take place at e Sanibel Community House from 7-9pm. February 13 Tides How ey Work and How ey A ect Us February 20 Our Gulf What do we really know? February 27 Red Tide and Plankton Blooms March 6 Climate Change What is the Oceans Future? March 13 Fukushima How will it E ect our Oceans?To register, please call our administrative o ces at 239-472-8585, or just stop by at 455 Periwinkle Way.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201424 Birds Eye ViewA Sense Of Hope, A Word Of Cautionby Mark Bird WestallThe data is in concerning the status of nesting wading birds in South Florida for the year 2013, and it was a relatively good year. Audubon Florida is suggesting that a major contributing factor to the nesting success was due to the recent water-restoration projects that began operation last year in the Everglades ecosystem. Where we have restoration projects in place, that is where we are seeing signs of hope, said Tabitha Cale, an Everglades policy associate with Florida Audubon. This really shows restoration works. Isnt it amazing that when human beings stop looking at the natural world as something that restricts our species pursuit of happiness and starts trying to understand what the natural world needs to survive, the natural world responds positively with a flourish? Luckily for wading birds in South Florida, last summer marked the end of a 5 to 6 year drought, and that helped their nesting season. But along with the more normal rainfall patterns, wherever wetlands restoration projects were implemented, the nesting wading birds were more able to find sufficient foraging fish populations capable of sustaining the rookeries throughout the nesting season. The lesson is its all about balance! I have no desire to tell people that they shouldnt live on a golf course, or shouldnt live in a house so big that a husband and wife only bump into each other at dinner time, or that they should have to run from their cars into the house to keep the mosquitos from carrying them away. We have the right to live comfortable lives. But I do ask that when we develop our civilized world, we should allow the natural system to continue functioning as naturally as possible and that sometimes means even in our backyards. That, to me, has been what the City of Sanibel was all about. Ding Darling and other early islanders started that philosophy and the idea has blossomed with incorporation. How many other communities have set aside between 60 and 70 percent of their land area for conservation purposes? I would like to know if any other community has ever invested its tax dollars and resources to actually enhance the ability of the surrounding freshwater wetlands to function more naturally. The problem with this concept of balance with nature is that some folks always want to skew the balance scales in favor of whatever their particular selfinterests are. When I first proposed that the weirs draining the wetlands be rebuilt at higher levels in order to help higher summer water levels kill Brazilian pepper, there were those that said it would never work and, anyway, if we raised the water levels there would be more snakes... oh my God, how terrible! After SCCF did an experiment that artificially flooded, and quickly began killing, the pepper within the impoundment, I remember Erick Lindblad, SCCFs Executive Director, getting calls from habitat managers all over South Florida asking, How did you kill the pepper? Did you find a new herbicide? And Erick simply replied smiling, Actually, no. All we did was just add water. Who wouldve thought that just letting the natural system function a little bit more naturally would help the island return to a more healthy biological system? So, the wading birds in South Florida did better at nesting last year because their world was able to function a little more naturally. That gives me hope. And we should be proud of the steps that humans have been taking lately here on Sanibel and the rest of South Florida in order to let that happen. But a word of caution; even in this environmentallyfriendly community of Sanibel, there are those who only see those wetland preserves as places where humans cant develop the land and the animals that live there shouldnt be allowed to come into their neighborhoods. The natural system, and the animals that live in it, will not survive if humans dont do a better job of balancing their human interests and sense of tolerance with the needs of that system. Sanibel has killed most of the bigger alligators on the island, making it safer for humans. But those larger alligators used to protect our islands nesting wading birds. Doesnt that one act suggest that the majority of people living on Sanibel today really arent that interested in having wading birds nest on the island? I wonder. And off of the island, we are hearing lots of political rhetoric these days about how important it is to save the Everglades ecosystem, and some good projects have been implemented and more are in the works. But a lot more energy, and tax money, will need to be spent before the scales of balance lean a little more favorably towards fixing the mess that humans have created. That means that those of us who really want to share our humanoriented world sustainably with the natural world will have to remain diligent and continually remind the politicians (and sometimes our neighbors) how we feel. I have been saying for years that I firmly believe we have the technological ability to save the Everglades. I am yet convinced that we have the political desire to actually make it happen. It is up to us to make sure that our neighborhoods have a benign effect on the natural system and that the politicians making promises about helping the Everglades also understand that the natural system of South Florida is just as important as nine holes of golf and sugar in our tea. 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25 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 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 634 N. Yachtsman Drive 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 CROW Case Of The Week: Laughing Gulls Get Hookedby Patricia MolloyThe appropriately named laughing gull (Larus atricilla) is hard to ignore. Despite its medium size, its has a boisterous ha ha ha call and a bold personality; it has been known to steal food directly from the pouch of the much larger brown pelican. As fearless scavengers, laughing gulls perform the useful service of keeping beaches clean of fish that become stranded by the tide. Unfortunately, this very service puts them in danger of being injured by discarded fish hooks. Right now, CROW is caring for four laughing gulls, three of which were wounded by fish hooks. Patient #0114 was safely captured by a beachgoer who noticed a downed gull with a hook protruding from its wing. During the initial examination, Dr. Heather carefully removed the metal, leaving the gull with two puncture wounds. Remarkably, the bird did not sustain any fractures to its delicate, hollow bones. The wounds were thoroughly cleaned and it was placed on pain medications and antibiotics. After several days of light physical therapy in the form of swimming followed by rest, the swelling around the puncture wounds began to subside. Still, we need to keep an eye on that area to make sure he doesnt develop an abscess, said Dr. Kristin Dub, DVM intern. After every tub time session, a red heat lamp is placed over the gull to ensure that the wound dries quickly. It will take 10 days of supportive care before the gull can be transferred to an outdoor enclosure. There, its ability to fly will be monitored. Once Dr. Heather has given the patient a clean bill of health, the gull will be returned to the white beaches of Sanibel to entertain beachgoers with its bold antics. Fish hook and line injures are preventable. You can help keep our native and migratory wild birds safe by practicing responsible fishing techniques. If you are fishing off the shore, always pick up any monofilament line and dispose of it properly. Monofilament line can cut deeply when if it becomes tangled around the legs, wings or necks of birds. Keep your days catch in a properly sealed container and dispose of cleaned fish carcasses in authorized areas. Avoid casting near trees. If you do accidentally hook a bird, do not cut the line. Many birds are easily captured with a large towel. Approach it slowly, holding the towel out in front of you. Once in range, throw the towel over the birds head or over its entire body. Restrain the head and wrap the towel continued on page 33 Daily tub time allows this laughing gull, patient #0114, to bathe and exercise. It was rescued after a fish hook became imbedded in its wing. The amount of tangled lines and piercing fish hooks that were removed from wildlife patients in 2013 is staggering


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201426 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 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... Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation ProgramsBeach Walks At The West Wind InnMeet your SCCF guide on the beach at the West Wind Inn, located at 3345 West Gulf Drive every T uesday, February and March at 10 a.m. T ake a walk on the beach identifying what the local tides, currents and winds have deposited for you to see. Sanibel continues the commitment to protect local beaches by leaving the wrack community of cast ashore seaweeds and sea grasses that feed the insects, shorebirds and beach plants that live there. This program is free for all to attend. Tank Talks On Tuesday, February 18 at 10 a.m., visit the SCCF Nature Center and learn about the live turtles, Indie the Indigo snake, Happy the Florida snapping turtle, the invasive giant marine toad and other critters SCCF works so hard to protect through research and habitat protection. Maybe the diamondback terrapin will be digging in the new nesting/sandbox. Cost to attend the program is $5 per adult, with children and SCCF members admitted free.Shorebird Walks At The Sanibel InnMeet your SCCF guide at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18 on the beach at the Sanibel Inn, 937 East Gulf Drive. Learn stories of the shorebirds you encounter; some have migrated thousands of miles to local beaches. This program is free for all to attend.Gator And Crocodile Tales The biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, February 19 at 10 a.m., come to SCCF and learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. With cool weather approaching, island gators will be slowing down, looking for a warm place to bask, and sometimes not eating for four to six months. Take a walk on the trails to the Sanibel River following the program or visit the butterfly house. Cost to attend the program is $5 for adults, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Remember: never feed an alligator!Learn About Floridas Alien Invasion Over 500 non-native fish and wildlife species and 1,180 nonnative plant species have been documented in Florida. On Thursday, February 20 at 10 a.m., learn about the local invasive critters that have moved into the area and the problems that come with them. Meet the islands newest alien, the giant cane toad now residing in the Nature Center. Meet in the SCCF auditorium. The program is $5 per adult, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs. The SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Sea creatures found on the beach Box turtle Happy the Florida snapping turtle Alligator mom and her babies at The Sanctuary by Susan Carrol Terns Herpitologist Chris Lechowicz and an invasive nile monitor lizard


27 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Audubon Bailey Tract Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be held on Saturday, February 15 at the Bailey Tract (please note new place to meet). Take Island Inn Road across from Baileys General Store and meet at the back entrance to the Bailey Tract at 8 a.m. Free parking in the field. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for more details. Wilsons snipe photo by France Paulsen Orchid Society Monthly MeetingNative Orchids of South Florida will be the topic of the Monday, February 17 meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society. The featured speaker will be Mike Owen, park biologist at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve in Copeland. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Orchid novices are encouraged to come to the meeting at 1 p.m. to hear a member of the orchid society talk about the fundamentals of orchid growing. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting for Show and Tell. Mmembers are invited to participate in a monthly show. Ribbons are awarded for best hybrid and best species orchids. Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly orchid raffle. Annual society membership is $20, which covers the meetings. Guests pay $4 admission. For more information, call Nannette Lehr at 395-3327. Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society display their prizewinning orchids at the January meeting. From left: Ronn Downey, second place cattleya; Peggy Hupfelat, third place phaleonopsis; and Enid Packard, first place dendrobium.


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201430 Plant SmartCardboard Plantby Gerri ReavesCycads are living links to the age of the dinosaurs. Although they resemble ferns and palms, they are more closely related to pines. Cardboard plant ( Zamia furfuracea) is one of several species of cycads common in South Florida. A native of Mexico, it is also called cardboard palm. Like all cycads, cardboard plant is attractive in a mass planting or as an accent plant. Clumps grow as tall as 10 feet with a wide spread. Stiff evergreen leaves up to four feet long grow from a symmetrical rosette. The dark-green obovate leaflets have serrated edges and measure about five inches long and an inch wide. Their coarse texture inspires the common name. Both female and male plants produce inedible cones with tightly packed seeds. The crimson seeds in the female plants cones are known to be poisonous to children, dogs, cats and horses. Cardboard plant requires well-drained soil, prefers full sun, but will tolerate shade. Its a slow-grower and does well in a container, too. It has Florida-friendly attributes, such as saltand drought-tolerance, and provides some benefit for wildlife. However, if you want cycads in your landscape, consider the smaller native coontie (Zamia pumila) instead of cardboard plant. Also called Florida arrowroot, coontie is the host plant for the atala hairstreak butterfly, once thought to be extinct and now rare. Without this host plant, the atala cannot survive. Planting it in your yard helps to compensate for the devastation the native cycad has undergone in the wild. Sources: Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau;;; and Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Stiff coarse leaves earn the plant its common name photos by Gerri Reaves Cardboard plant is a cycad native to Mexico Audubon Birding ClassSan Cap Audubon birding enthusiasts will conduct a one-hour session on birds you will see in the refuge on Wednesday, February 12 at 9:15 a.m. in Auditorium B at Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center followed by a tour of the refuge to put the new knowledge to work. The goal is to help beginning and intermediate birders to increase their bird-watching enjoyment. Bring binoculars. Limit: 30 participants. Call 437-2459 to sign up. 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. Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories Veuve Clicquot Rose 750 ml. Reg. $68.99 SALE $58.99Amaretto di Saronno 750 ml. SALE $27.99 Captain Morgan White Rum 1.75 ltr. SALE $25.99Ketel One Vodka 1.75 ltr. SALE $39.99Wild South Pinot Noir from New Zealand 750 ml. $14.99Waterbrook Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Merlot 750 ml. $12.99 Plungerhead Cabernet 750 ml. $16.99 THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts


31 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Audubon Presents Comets & AsteroidsFor this seasons 7th program, SanCap Audubon will welcome back astronomer John Hicks for another of his lively and informative presentations, entitled Comets & Asteroids, on Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House. Whether they appear as distant specks in an astronomers telescope or shoot brilliantly across the evening sky, comets and asteroids have fascinated sky gazers throughout history. Calling upon his photo collection, Hicks will enlighten us on the good, the bad and the ugly characteristics of these celestial bodies prominent in recent news coverage. Are we threatened, and can we do anything about it? He will provide some answers. Hicks, a senior landscape architect from Ontario, Canada who visits Sanibel every year, is also a renowned amateur astronomer who has designed and built refracting and reflecting telescopes. His interests outside of landscape architecture are managing his 20-acre forest and wildlife area (under a managed forest agreement) and studying astronomy. He has designed a professional observatory which he markets to astronomers world wide and has written a book entitled Observatory Design and Construction. More recently he has written and published a book entitled Building A Rolloff-Roof Observatory: A Complete Guide To Design And Construction, Springer Publishing, New York, 2008, which is available on Amazon. Utilizing his telescopes and observatory, Hicks has become proficient in solar photography successfully capturing solar and lunar eclipses in addition to the Sanibel green flash. This is the seventh of eight SanibelCaptiva Audubon lectures to be held in 2014 on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. As always, all are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and parking is available at The Community House as well as across Periwinkle Way in the Herb Strauss Theater parking area. A $5 donation is appreciated with proceeds after costs being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For additional information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or visit John Hicks An image of an asteroid heading for earth Comets and asteroids can best be viewed during the evening To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201432 Noelle and Ainsley Buice of Fairfax, Virginia found a junonia on Captiva while staying on the island. Noelle said Ive been coming every year since I was one. Im really excited. Shell Found Noelle and Ainsley Buice Shell Found Laura Von Benken Laura Von Benken, visiting from Willoughby Hills, Ohio found a junonia on very foggy Sunday morning, February 2. The treasured shell was discovered at 7:20 a.m. just west of the 1/2-mile marker. Von Benken is a third generation sheller/ snowbird who has been roosting in Sanibel with her husband, Bill, the last four winters. We were lucky enough to be part of the Guinness record during Shellabration 2012, she noted. Phone: (239) 313-1488www.fortmyersdailybread.comSIMPLIFY YOUR SHOPPING! ORDER YOURGROCERIES ONLINE! Serving Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs and NaplesFREE delivery on orders over $150 Schedule For The Shrimp FestivalThe 56th Fort Myers Beach Lions Shrimp Festival will kickoff on Sunday, March 2 with the Shrimp Festival Queen Sunday Social. Matanzas Restaurant, located under the big bridge end of Crescent Street, hosts the social from 2 to 4 p.m. This is the first opportunity to meet and take pictures with the 2014 candidates for the Shrimp Festival Queens Pageant. It is also the first of a two-part series of judging events. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door. There will be shrimp and other selections available, as well as a cash bar. On Saturday, March 8, the Shrimp Festival Parade begins at 10 a.m. The two-mile long parade runs down the main street of town (Estero Boulevard) from the beach school to the county park and festival grounds on the beach. The Matanzas bridge closes at 9 a.m. so spectators should arrive early. Call Lion Diane at 454-0043 for more information. The 22nd annual Shrimp Festival Food Fun & Crafts Expo, featuring more than 100 vendors, will hit the beach on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will continue on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call Lion Ted at 454-0043 Official Shrimp Festival T-shirts, tank tops, caps and other items will be on sale on festival grounds both Saturday and Sunday until 6 p.m. The world famous Lions shrimp dinners will be served on the beach and at the pavilion on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until theyre sold out. The shrimp is provided by local boats. The crowning of the 56th Shrimp Festival Queen, an old fashioned family event with scholarships and trophies awarded on the beach, will take place at 1 p.m. at the pavilion. Admission is free. For more information, visit www. Freshly caught and cooked shrimp Last years candidates for the Shrimp Festival Queens Pageant Shrimp Festival T-shirts are popular Clydesdales at last years parade Shrimp Festival Parade returns on March 8 Read us online at


33 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 From page 1Oceanographer LectureThis special evening event costs $10 and includes light snacks, beer, wine, and other refreshments. Reservations are required. The S.S. Central America came to rest on the ocean floor at a depth of 8,000 feet after sinking in a hurricane on the evening of September 12, 1857. Encompassing the wonder of the discovery after years of searching and using the best technology of the day, this story of the recovery of the ships gold, deep-sea science, and the pursuit of American dream of finding lost treasure, which has captivated audiences around the world. Toll, the senior biological oceanographer associated with the recovery expedition, will talk about the treasure valued at $300 million and draw connections to the lives lost during the tragic sinking of the historic vessel, the legal ramifications of the find, and the impact of the expedition upon deep-sea biological research. Toll, a native of New Jersey, received his doctoral degree in biological oceanography from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, he assumed his first faculty assignment at the University of the South in Tennessee. He held multiple administrative positions prior to joining the faculty at FGCU where he currently serves as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. He has published over 35 peerreviewed papers and monograph contributions in the area of marine invertebrates. His work has taken him from coastal studies on the barrier islands of Georgia to his participation as associate director of adjunct sciences for the S.S. Central America Project. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Learn more about upcoming events by calling 395-2233 or visit Dr. Ron TollFrom page 15Starfishon-line programs to obtain needed educational degrees or job certifications. Dreher encouraged attendees to join her in being a light in the community and suggested a number of ways to get involved, from mentoring to event planning. For scholarship applications, foundation information and how you can get involved, visit From page 25CROWaround the bird, then quickly transfer it to a box before it escapes. Finally, contact a first responder at CROW immediately for further instructions. 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 PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www. F.I.S.H. Facts Did you know...We serve over 600 clients on Sanibel and Captiva, and in 2009 delivered the following services: 195 FISH volunteers support our clients Drove 9,475 miles on 304 trips for our clients Delivered 1,906 hot meals on a daily basis Provided 237 pieces of medical equipment to 228 clients Distributed 31,574 lbs of food during 1,563 client visits to our Food Pantry Provided$74,025 of emergency nancial assistance to 75 families/ individuals Called 699 clients on our Person to Person 'how are you doing today' phone calls Visited 225 client visits for interactive conversation Encouraged 320 participants to come to our monthly'Friendly Faces Luncheon' Helped 552 walk in clients at the Walk-In-Center Provided 56 holiday meals Helped 17 young people with Youth Scholarships, including lunch 1072 service requests via our telephone lineWe thank our volunteers for their great service to FISH F.I.S.H. of Sanibel, Inc. Read us online at


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201434 Who Are We?submitted by Ken and Kate Gooderham, ASBPA executive directorsMany of us have played Who Am I, a popular childrens game where participants are given a series of clues and are asked to guess Who Am I. (Actually, in this case the who can also be a what.) 1) We are the first line of protection for communities around the United States from storms, waves and sea level rise. When we are healthy, we do a great job but even when were neglected, we still try to protect people and properties. Who are we? 2) Millions of Americans (and visitors from around the world) love to visit us and often spend lots of money to do so (even though thats not required). More Americans come to play and stay on us than those who visit all the national and state parks... combined. Who are we? 3) Animals and plants love us. Some live on us, others live in us, still others nest or rest on us en route to other places. Some of our animal fans are very tiny, and others weight hundreds of pounds but we make a great home for all of them. Who are we? 4) About 85 percent of tourism-related revenue generated in the country comes from states where we are, and about 69 million jobs and $3.4 trillion in earnings each year can be attributed to us. Who are we? 5) We are the place of (and for) memories. When we are skinny and sickly and cannot protect Americas people and properties from storms and waves, much more is lost than homes. After a catastrophe, people most lament the lost memories of times spent on us with family and friends the good times of youth, the carefree days of sun and fun. Who are we? Havent guessed it yet? We are Americas beaches. Wide beaches and high dunes (along with elevated buildings) ensure that beaches continue to protect the U.S. from storms, attract tourists from around the globe in the face of international competition, provide recreation and habitat, contribute mightily to the economy and give us many more memories. Come visit us soon. From page 1SCCF Annual Open Housepreserving coastal habitat and aquatic resources. After its first 10 years of land acquisition, members decided it was time branch out and invest some its resources into education and creating a native plant nursery. Since then, the Nature Center has welcomed countless residents and visitors to learn more about the abundant wildlife and unique habitats of Sanibel and Captiva. Following the celebration at 1:30 p.m., herpetologist Chris Lechowicz will be demonstrating how pit tags are helping biologists track the movement and distribution of indigo snakes and diamondback terrapins. Both key species are the subjects of special research projects sponsored by SCCF. Kiwanis Club Scholarship ApplicationsThe Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2014-15 schoolyear. Scholarships of $3,000 per year, over a period of four years, will be awarded. Additionally, several one-year scholarships in varying amounts are available. Eligible applicants must be SanibelCaptiva residents, employed full time on the islands or a family member of such (of any age) attending a college or vocational school. The club collects the applications and an independent committee makes the selection. Applications must be submitted by March 28. They can be obtained by contacting either of the Kiwanis scholarship committee co-chairs: Bill Traum at 5612900 or; or Chris Heidrick at 579-0660 or All my love and wishing you a Happy Birthday, Captain Joe Banta! (Barefoot Charters) Happy Birthday Read us online at great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music


35 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Explorers Tops $50,000 In Ding ContributionsAs part of the Guest Contribution Partners program, Tarpon Bay Explorers recently exceeded $50,000 in charitable funds contributed to the Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge. We have really enjoyed this fundraising, said Wendy Schnapp, co-owner of Tarpon Bay Explorers. We ask for one dollar on every transaction and get lots of fun responses such as, How can you say no to a dollar? or Does anyone actually say no to that? and my favorite, Why dont you make it $10. We love this place. Explorers, the official recreation concession for J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, joined the Guest Contribution Partners program in March 2009. The five-year old program partners with local businesses to raise money to support the refuge by giving guests and customers the option of donating $1 per night or transaction. Tarpon Bay provides amazing support for the refuge in this and so many other countless ways, said Birgie Miller, wildlife society executive director. We are so grateful to all of our most valued GCP partners. We have something special planned for them this year for the programs fifth anniversary. Partners include Jensens on the Gulf and Marina & Cottages, Kona Kai Motel & Cottages, Mitchells Sand Castles and Forty/Fifteen Resort, Parrot Nest, Sanibel Moorings, South Seas Island Resort, Tarpon Tale Inn and Tarpon Bay Explorers. Thus far, the program has contributed more than $100,000 total, 100 percent of which goes directly to benefit conservation and education programs at the refuge. Its been such a pleasure to thank our customers and to let them know how much weve raised a dollar at a time as we approached this monumental 50,000 mark, said Schnapp. For information on participating in the program, contact Miller at 292-0566 or The refuges Blue Goose mascot poses with staff at Tarpon Bay Explorers


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201438 One of the most popular nature films ever produced, March of the Penguins comes to the screen at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 20. The National Geographic/ Warner Brothers film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, is part of the refuges 2nd annual bi-weekly film series and will show at 2:30 p.m. both days in the free Visitor & Education Center. In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the penguins quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot in freezing temperatures, in brittle icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators under the harshest conditions on earth all to find love. Admission is free to the film, which is sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Future film listings follow. All films begin at 2:30 p.m. For full descriptions of the films, visit March 5: Wolves in Paradise March 19: Monster Python: Inside Natures Giants April 2: The Lost Bird Project April 9: A Life Among Whales To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www. or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566 or Bald Eagle Pair SpottedMichael Wardoper took this photo of a pair of bald eagles at the Pond Apple Park Trail early on the morning of February 4 near their nest, using a small Kodak Digital camera (Z712 IS). Bald eagle pair photo by Michael Wardoper Jerry Davenport, 69, vacationing from Solon, Iowa found a scotch bonnet and three alphabet cones while shelling between Jamaica Drive and Bowmans Beach on January 22. Shells Found Jerry Davenport Whats Happening At The House In 2014Telephone: (239) 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 To enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Follow Us On Facebook CLASSES/PROGRAMSComplimentary Shell CraftingLesson: Monday 10 am -Noon Crafts on sale Mon.-Fri. until 3 pmOptimize Your HealthMarch 12 1-3pm Public Service Energy WorkshopThriving In ChangeFeb. 18 10amMosaic Glass ClassFeb. 18 2pm $25 member/$30 guestSissis Paint PartyFeb. 19 7 pm $40 members; $45 guestsAstronomyFeb. 24 6:30 pm $5Beading With ShellsFeb. 26 9amiPad/iPhoneMarch 13 9:30amPainting with SissiTuesday 10 amSanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday & Thursday at 1 pm; $10YogaMon & Thurs 8:30 am; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 DooWop DanceFeb. 21 7-10pm $25 members in advance $30 guests in advance 77th Annual Sanibel Shell FestivalMarch 6, 7 & 8 Thursday & Friday Festival 9 am-5 pm Shell Show 9 am-4 pmSaturday Festival & Show 9 am-4 pm Ra e Drawing 3 pm Ding Darling To Air National Geographic Film


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201440 Sanibel Music Festival 2014 An Island Traditionsubmitted by Jana V. Stone, Sanibel Music FestivalOn Tuesday, March 4, The Sanibel Music Festival, an island tradition, will begin its 28th consecutive season of bringing outstanding repertoire and artists to the island. This years festival will feature Vadym Kholodenko, Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist; the Amelia Piano Trio; the Boston Chamber Music Society with Ann Hobson Pilot, harp; Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo; America Sings!, American musical theater; Opera Theater of Connecticut; and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. All concerts will be performed at 8 p.m. throughout March on Tuesdays and Saturdays in the intimate setting of the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way. For ticket information and a detailed brochure, contact the festivals hot line at 344-7025 or visit Tickets may be ordered online. Single tickets are available at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2477 Library Way on Sanibel Island. Tuesday, March 4 Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist, Vadym Kholodenko. Tickets $35. The season begins with this exciting young Ukrainian pianist, winner in June 2013 of the coveted gold medal in the 14th Quadrennial Cliburn Competition. He captured the attention of the jury, audience and critics alike with performances that brought the audience to their feet, cheering a rock star according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Kholodenko also took home prizes in two other categories: best performance of the piano quintet and of a commissioned work. While on a plane flying from his home in Moscow to the competition, he composed his own fascinatingly contrapuntal cadenza for his performance of Mozarts C Major Concerto. The San Francisco Classical Voice praised this feat as showing the guts of a true superartist. Sponsored by Pat and Davis Thuber. Program: An all-Chopin Program: 24 Preludes, Opus 28; 12 Etudes, Opus 25 Saturday, March 8 Amelia Piano Trio. Tickets $35. Known for their charismatic and extroverted performances, the Amelia is considered one of the great young chamber ensembles. Isaac Stern became a mentor to them after they appeared in his Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall, and he presented their Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall. Recently, the Amelia was honored as NPRs Young Ensemble-in-Residence. They have won the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. They record CDs with Cedille Records and Naxos. The members are professors at the Hartt School of Music and Connecticut College. In summer, they are in residence at the Green Lake Chamber Music Camp, working with gifted high school and college students. Sponsored by Roz and Jim Marks Program: Rachmaninoff Trio Elegiaque in G minor; Babajanian Trio in F-sharp Minor; Brahms Trio in B major, Op. 8. Tuesday, March 11 Boston Chamber Music Society with Ann Hobson Pilot, Harp. Tickets $35. This ensemble of superbly versatile musicians comes together in different instrumental combinations to perform chamber music. The Boston Globe calls them vivid, compelling and first-rate. They are New Englands longest-running chamber music society, and they have built a reputation for impassioned performances, with a perfect combination of control and freedom that comes from years of working together In the Boston area, they present a six-concert series at Harvards historic Sanders Theater, a four-week Summer Series and two December holiday concerts. In 2010, they were Ensemblein-Residence at Massachusetts Institute if Technology. They have recorded six critically-acclaimed CDs and tour nationally and internationally. Sponsored by Joel and Bunny Ospa and Hazel and David Barber. Program: Mozart Quartet in D major for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello; Turina Quartet in A minor for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano; Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp; Saint-Saens Fantasie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124; and Faure Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15. Saturday, March 15 Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo. Tickets $45. The two Jons have both appeared at the Sanibel Music Festival but not as a duo. Pianist Jon Nakamatsu first performed in I998, after he won the Cliburn gold medal. Jon Manasse, who is principal clarinetist of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra and of Mostly Mozart, was a guest clarinetist with the American Chamber Players in 2012. In 2004, they became a highly acclaimed duo, appearing on many of the nations most prestigious series, including Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center, Washingtons National Gallery, and Fort Worths Van Cliburn Foundation. They are also co-directors of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival. Sponsored by Janet and Joseph Davie and Gene and Lee Seidler. Program: Brahms Sonata in E-flat major for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 120, No. 2; von Weber Grand Duo Concertante, Op. 48; Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1962); DRivera, Lecuonerias from The Cape Cod Files; Novacek: Four Rags for Two Jons (2006); and Novacek: Four More Rags for Two Jons (2013) Tuesday, March 18 America Sings! Tickets $45 The Opera Theater of Connecticut will present an entertaining and informative look at the development of music theater in America as it evolved from the European operettas of Lehar and Gilbert and Sullivan into the classic musicals of the American stage. The directors light-hearted narrative will make it a delightful evening of song and stories, bringing alive the composers, lyricists and other characters that helped develop this uniquely American art form. 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41 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WayThe Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WayOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadTown Center2496 Palm Ridge Road Retail Hours: 10 a.m 5 p.m. Daily Services: By Appointment Restaurant Hours: Cafes open 7:30 a.m. SHOP WELL For Up-To-Date Store O ers and Merchandise Visit: Pet Palooza 5TAHITIAN GARDENSFun ActivitiesRescue meet & greet 11-1SIDEWALK SALESat all centers Feb. 12-17Sat. 2/15 10 a.m. 2-pm Monday Night MovieThe Great Beautyby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday night, February 17 is The Great Beauty. It is Italys contender in this years Best Foreign Film category. The film by Paolo Sorrentino is reminiscent of a film by the late Federico Fellini. One reviewer said it was like he had come back to life to make one more film awash with art, love, lust and his own street religion of la dolce vita. We first meet the aging protagonist Jep Gambardella, played by the dazzling Toni Servillo, at his prosecco-fueled 65th birthday party. Jep hasnt done much with his life for over 40 years. Hes still riding high on the fame he acquired decades ago when his first, and only novel, elevated him to the position of king of the high life. Even though Jep is surrounded by beauty, he still broods over his lifelong, unsuccessful search for la grande belleza, the one true beauty of his life. New York Times reviewer Manohla Dargis says of the film; A deliriously alive movie, The Great Beauty is the story of a man, a city, a country and a cinema, though not necessarily in that order. To an extent, The Great Beauty is about Jeps wakening to a world that, as he strolls around Rome, his ears tuned in to childrens laugher, his eyes fixed on a courtyard scene, has become charming atmospheric noise. One moment the film is a lilting float down the Tiber River, the next its a hyperkinetic party. There are times you will ask yourself, How did Sorrentino film that shot? With regard to the Tiber be sure to stick around for the end credits to see a magnificent shot of the river at dawn, scored to Vladimir Martynovs The Beatitudes. The Monday Night Movie for February 24 is the Israeli drama film Fill The Void. More on that next week. Admission to BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is $8 and all screenings begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Each film is followed by a complimentary reception and discussion in Phillips Gallery. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Supporters are Sanibel Taxi, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel and John R. Wood Real Estate. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are available by calling 395-0900. Tuesday March 22 Opera Theater of Connecticut. Tickets $45 For 29 years, OTC has given young professional singers on the cusp of major opera careers an invaluable opportunity to practice their craft. It also brings the performing arts into underserved communities at affordable prices. Its educational outreach program, Overtures, has made presentations to more than 8,500 people, from children to seniors. Many of OTCs artists have gone on to debut with such companies as The Met, Chicagos Lyric and San Francisco. Artistic Director Alan Mann will supplement each segment with supertitles and his witty commentary. Sponsored by Estate of Christine Johnson, Tween Waters Inn and Friends of Opera Program: The Bad Boys and Wicked Women of Opera. Tuesday, March 25 St. Lawrence String Quartet, Tickets $45. Generally considered the best quartet to come along after the renowned Emerson, the St. Lawrence, Ensemble-inResidence at Stanford, is now celebrating its 24th year of performing. Several contemporary composers, including John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov and David Bruce have written quartets for the ensemble. The Dean of the Juilliard School wrote of them, The members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet approach what they do with the vigor, freshness and enthusiasm of a 20-yearold, combined with the wisdom of their two decades of experience. Their recordings have been honored with the coveted German Critics Award, Canadas Juno award and two Grammy nominations. Sponsored by Sue and Tom Pick Program: Haydn Quartet in C major, Op. 76, No. 3, Emperor; Verdi Quartet in E minor; Osvaldo Golijov, Qohelet; and Beethoven Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3, Razumovsky. The Sanibel Music Festival was Incorporated in 1987 as a non-for-profit organization. Its mission is to present classical music of the highest standard at affordable prices and to promote the careers of young artists through performance opportunities. Festival organizers are grateful for the support of the Lee County and Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and Piano Distributors, Inc. and Yamaha Corporation of America for graciously providing the Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201442 Evening With The Red Sox The 9th annual Evening with the Red Sox dinner will offer a unique list of silent and live auction items this year, including the ultimate sports lovers trip to watch the Boston Red Sox on Fenways Green Monster, a long weekend in New York City for dinner and a Broadway show, a world-class supercar driving tour through Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, a New Orleans getaway featuring dinner at Dickey Brennans Steakhouse in the French Quarter, and a wine enthusiasts adventure on a Napa Valley wine train. Benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County (BGCLC), the dinner will be held at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, on Monday, February 24 at 5:30 p.m. Were excited to offer a long list of topnotch auction items to our guests who come out to support our local Boys & Girls Clubs, said Jim Larkin, general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower Shops and chairperson for the event. A winning bidder might walk away with a luxury vacation or exclusive experience, but our Boys & Girls Clubs members will be given the ultimate winnings of a brighter future thanks to the committed businesses and individuals for their generous support. The evening will include a cocktail reception with hors doeuvres, beer and wine, silent and live auctions, games and dinner. Red Sox players will also be in attendance signing autographs along with Red Sox Manager and American League Manager of the Year runner-up John Farrell as the special-guest speaker. Last years dinner included autograph signings with Red Sox players Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli as well as Farrell. Funds raised will benefit the BGCLCs after-school programs, which include homework assistance and tutoring, academic enrichment activities, extracurricular clubs, fitness and social recreation, performing arts and civic engagement. Last years Evening with the Red Sox raised more than $90,000, providing more than 30,000 hours of service to more than 420 young people in the Lee County community who later demonstrated academic success, character and leadership development and healthier lifestyles from the agencys programs. There are many at-risk youth in our community who depend the Boys & Girls Clubs to give them a safe and supportive place to turn for long-term success, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer for the BGCLC. This event will help make sure there continues to be such a place for these kids and their future. For the third consecutive year, Ted Todd Insurance has signed on as the presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include the Coca Cola Company, Crowne Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower Shops, Encore Bank, Florida Power and Light Company, JetBlue Airways, the Red Sox Foundation, and Suncoast Beverages. Sponsorships and tables are still available from $1,250 to $10,000. Donations for auction items are also being accepted. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Shannon Lane at 334-1886, email or visit ABWA Meeting Featured Organic FarmingTom Mullins, assistant manager of Organic America in Fort Myers, spoke on Sustainable Farming, Know What To Buy and Why at the February 11 meeting of the Sanibel chapter of the American Business Womens Association,. Mullins has studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and Johnson and Wales University in Charleston South Carolina. He had worked in the culinary industry for 25 years as a chef when he decided to move his career in a different direction. With his knowledge of food he is a perfect match at Organic America. He is delighted to share his knowledge of farming, the selection of foods, the content of foods from traditional grocery stores and what to be aware of when shopping for your meals. The first Organic America was established in 2009 in Royal Oaks, Michigan. It started out as an organic supply store for gardeners, but quickly expanded to a small produce venue. The need quickly grew to supplying local hydroponic and aquaponic gardeners. Recently, Organic America has expanded its operations to a standalone organic grocery store in Fort Myers, at 12700 McGregor Boulevard, as well as a hydro/aquaponic farm in Massachusetts, and an organic dairy farm in New Hampshire. The company has also purchased acreage north of the Caloosahatchee River in Lee County with plans to expand its farming into the Southwest Florida area. Plans for more stores are in the works in Florida, Virginia, New Jersey and New York. Guests are welcome to attend the monthly ABWA meetings at 6 p.m. at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month. Those interested in attending are asked to contact Carol Shapiro, membership chair, at 466-1956 or email her at The cost for the evening is $22, payable by check or cash. 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43 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 FISH Of Sanibel-Captiva Planning Inaugural Go FISH Gala Planning the first annual Go FISH gala fundraiser, to be held on March 2 at The Sanctuary Golf Club, is (back row from left) FI SH board member Nicole McHale, event committee member Chip Roach, event committee member Clair Beckmann, FISH Executive Director and event chair Maggi Feiner and FISH Vice President John Pryor; seated from left is FISH Director of Operations and event co-chair Maggie Goldsmith, event committee member Maureen Valiquette; FISH President John Morse, event committee member Susan Ayres and event committee member Rob Lisenbee NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MON-SAT 11:30AM 2:30PM 1223 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239.472.1771 Sanibels Best Sanibels Best HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 1/2 Price Drinks 1/2 Price Drinks Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Select House WineHappy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Mussels Marinara, Chicken Wings


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201444 A Musical Evening With Cello & FriendsOn Wednesday, February 19, Cello Bennett will present A Musical Evening with Cello & Friends, a relaxed musical event featuring solos and ensembles from opera, musical, and folk music performed in the Foulds Theater at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers at 7:30 p.m. Musical performance is a tradition at Bennetts ArtStudy Giverny in Giverny, France. In addition to soprano Cello Bennett, the performance will feature soprano Jenny Hayden (New York,) singer-songwriter-guitarist Carlene Thissen (Naples), and bass Irwin Densen (New York). Also featured are local musicians Vocal Artistry pianist Judy Richey and violinist Rachel Cox of the Southwest Florida Symphony. This event is being held in conjunction with Gale Bennett 75, a retrospective art exhibit covering the years 1969 to 2007 in honor of the 75th anniversary of Gale Bennetts birth (1939-2008). The exhibit runs from February 7 to March 1 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. It will feature 39 works on canvas and paper from the collection of Bennetts widow, Cello Bennett. Gale Bennett is Southwest Floridas most renowned native artist and art teacher. From 1996 to 2007 he welcomed nearly 1,000 artists to his ArtStudy Giverny workshops in Monets famous village of Giverny where they had the rare privilege of painting in Monets Gardens seven days a week. Bennett has been called one who could justly lay claim to the title of successor to the great Monet by French magazine Plaisir de Peindre, in Gale Bennett; the Heir from America in 2002. As hospitality director of ArtStudy Giverny, the art school in Giverny, France, founded by her late husband, Cello Bennett often entertained workshop participants with musical evenings, and has continued the traditionin Southwest Florida with Musical Evenings at both the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers and BIG ARTS on Sanibel. Cello Bennett, born Mary Carlene Forszt in Valparaiso, Indiana, studied drama at the School of Speech and Drama at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., hoping to become a Broadway performer. Convinced she had an operatic voice, her professors suggested she switch her major to music. She continued her opera studies at the UCLA Opera Workshop, and then sang opera in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California, before moving to Europe. After private vocal instruction with Luciano Pavarottis technique teacher in Modena, Italy, she began her first engagement in the Landestheater in Coburg, Germany. Later, as a member of the ensemble of the Staatstheater Kassel, she began offering vocal instruction to theater colleagues. She continued this work at the Stadttheater Trier, where she was vocal coach to many members of the opera and theater ensembles, and thereafter taught voice privately in Berlin. Bennett was privileged to work with such internationally known stage directors as Peter Mussbach and the late Herbert Wernicke. As a specialist for contemporary music, she gave the European premieres of works by such noted composers as Wolfgang Rihm and David Diamond. After her marriage to Bennett in 2003, she took on the administrative and hospitality functions of ArtStudy Giverny, keeping the school open for two seasons after his death in 2008. She now lives full-time in Southwest Florida. In 2012 she was Curator of the Inaugural Tickets are $18 each and available through Theatre Conspiracy at or-936-3239. Doors open 6:30 p.m. The Foulds Theater at the Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. More information can be found at: Cello Bennett, soprano Judy Richey, piano Carlene Thissen, singer/songwriter Rachel Cox, violin 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days$8.00 OFF any bottle of wine $25 or more. All Evening. $2.50 OFFPresent this ad to your server. Must be seated prior to 5:30 p.m. Not valid on Wine Wednesday or with any other coupon or discount. Expires 2/19/14The purchase of each adult entree. Happy Hour Happy Hour4:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.1/2 OFF House Wine & Wells$1.00 OFF Craft Draft$.50 OFF Bottled BeerWine WednesdaysFt. Myers Brewery Gateway Blonde ............................. Primavera Cigar City Jai Lai .......................................................Matzaluna New Belgium Brewery Fat Tire .................................... Pepperoni Peroni ............................................................... Chicken Siciliano New Belgium Brewery Shift .............................. Angelo Meatlover Florida Avenue IPA .....................................Shrimp Scampi Pizza Kona Wave ................................................................... Margarita Matzaluna Ale ......................................................... Caprese PizzaNo matter how you Mix n Match, Matzaluna is THE place for Craft draft beers and wood fired pizza Selections subject to change 2/21/14 Jenny Hayden, soprano Irwin Densen, bass


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My Stars FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 17, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some unsettling facts about a past situation could come to light. And while youd love to deal with it immediately, its best to get more information to support your case. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A straightforward approach to a baffling situation is best. Dont allow yourself to be drawn into an already messy mass of tangles and lies. Deal with it and move on. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Dont be discouraged or deterred by a colleagues negative opinion about your ideas. It could actually prove to be helpful when you get around to finalizing your plan. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Ignore that sudden attack of modesty, and step up to claim the credit youve so rightly earned. Remember: A lot of people are proud of you and want to share in your achievement. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A financial deal that seems to be just right for you Leos and Leonas could be grounded more in gossamer than substance. Get an experts advice to help you check it out. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Dont ignore that suddenly cool or even rude attitude from someone close to you. Asking for an explanation could reveal a misunderstanding you were completely unaware of. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Unless you have sound knowledge, and not just an opinion, its best not to step into a family dispute involving a legal matter, regardless of whom you support. Leave that to the lawyers. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An awkward situation presents the usually socially savvy Scorpian with a problem. But a courteous and considerate approach soon helps clear the air and ease communication. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A calmer, less-tense atmosphere prevails through much of the week, allowing you to restore your energy levels before tackling a new challenge coming up by weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your approach to helping with a friend or family members problem could boomerang unless you take time to explain your method and how and why it (usually!) works. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Someone who gave you a lot of grief might ask for a chance for the two of you to make a fresh start. You need to weigh the sincerity of the request carefully before giving your answer. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Too much fantasizing about an upcoming decision could affect your judgment. Better to make your choices based on what you know now rather than on what you might learn later. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of seeing the best in people and helping them live up to their potential. On Feb. 21, 1885, the Washington Monument, built in honor of Americas revolutionary hero and first president, is dedicated in Washington, D.C. The 555-foot-high marble obelisk was the tallest structure in the world when completed, and it remains today, by District of Columbia law, the tallest building in the nations capital. On Feb. 20, 1902, the famous Western photographer Ansel Adams is born in San Francisco. Adams dramatic black and white images of Yosemite and the West are some of the most widely recognized and admired photographs of the 20th century. Adams was dedicated to the use of straight images free from darkroom trickery. On Feb. 18, 1929, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the winners of the first Academy Awards: The first award recipients names were printed on the back page of the academys newsletter. On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, initiating a controversial World War II policy with lasting consequences for Japanese Americans. The document ordered the removal of resident enemy aliens from parts of the West vaguely identified as military areas and into detention camps. On Feb. 23, 1954, a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh receive the first injections of the new polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk. After mass inoculations began in 1954, everyone marveled at the high success rate -some 60 percent to 70 percent On Feb. 17, 1972, the 15,007,034th Volkswagen Beetle comes off the assembly line, breaking a world car production record held for more than four decades by the Ford Motor Companys iconic Model T, which was in production from 1908 and 1927. The history of the VW Beetle dates back to 1930s Germany. On Feb. 22, 1980, in one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. It was writer and cartoonist James Thurber who made the following sage observation: Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. You might not be familiar with the National Chicken Council, but its making predictions about you nonetheless. If you ate wings while watching the Super Bowl, you contributed to the 1.25 billion wings that the councils 2014 Wing Report projected to be consumed during that event. Those who study such things say that if you happen to find lint in your belly button, its more likely to be blue than any other color. The name of the state of Alabama comes from the Choctaw word albah, which means plant-cutters. Accident or not? At an evening event in 1989, a bottle of wine once owned by Thomas Jefferson was up for sale. The asking price? $500,000. It seems nobody was willing to pony up the cash, and at the end of the night there was no sale. At that point, a waiter (inadvertently?) dropped the bottle, destroying the unprofitable item. The bottle was insured, however, and the merchant did end up with $250,000. The White House was not designed by an American. It was Irish architect James Hoban who won the competition to create the architectural plans for the home of the political leader of the United States. Before he became president, George H.W. Bush was, for a time, the youngest aviator in the history of the U.S. Navy, getting his wings just three days before he turned 19. When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. -Buckminster Fuller BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Jerrys FoodsRestaurant & DeliDaily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch DinnerOpen Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m. The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. 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47 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 From page 39Captiva Cruises-nent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide participants on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the preColumbian Mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. These are excellent opportunities for families and neighborhoods to get together and learn about the natural and cultural history of Southwest Florida while enjoying a day out on the water. Captiva Cruises also offers cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande, Beach & Shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park, Sailing Adventures, Sunset Cruises and Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventures with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Additional information and reservations for the cruise to the historic Tarpon Lodge & Calusa Indian mounds of Pine Island or any of Captiva Cruises programs and tours may be obtained by calling 472-5300. Mosaic Glass WorkshopThe Community House is offering a beginning mosaics class on Tuesday, February 18 starting at 2 p.m. Instructor Caroline Torres will guide participants through each step so they can complete their project and take home a piece they can be proud of. No prior experience is needed. Participants can embellish a glass dish that can be used as a candleholder, soap dish, spoon rest, coaster, ring dish or whatever they would like. Or make a picture frame: rectangular, square or oval shaped. Also, choose from shapes such as stars, hearts, hotplates, etc. A large selection of stained glass is available in every color. Once the technique is learned, participants can add mosaics to any surface: a table, a tray or a mirror. All materials will be provided with the class fee, which is $25 for members and $30 for guests. Payment is required at time of registration. Minimum class size is six. For more information on this or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. Thriving In The Midst Of Change DiscussionsInspiring speaker and relationship coach Marianne Oehser provides her second in the series of three lectures at The Community House. In this lecture, Oehser discusses how to thrive in the midst of change and significant life events. She is an expert in helping singles and couples through mid-life transitions. Her discussions are very informative and interesting and provide something every relationship can benefit from. Two remaining sessions will be offered at The Community House this season: February 18 at 10 a.m. Thriving In The Midst Of Change explores the process we go through when we deal with significant life events, such as retirement or divorce. Participants come away with knowledge and tools they can use immediately to navigate through those difficult times. March 18 at 3 p.m. Is Your Relationship Portfolio Ready For Retirement? Over the past two decades the divorce rate among 50 to 65 has increased dramatically. Now that couples have reached the stage in their lives when they can spend more time together, relationships either grow closer or totally fall apart. You will learn how to make yours thrive. SCA members are free while guests are $5 (suggested donation). Call 4722155 to register. For more information on this event or to become a SCA sponsor, visit or call 472-2155. The High Cost Of Healthcare Ministry EventThe high cost of health care will be the topic at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ: 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel FL 33957 on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 1:30PM in Fellowship Hall Jo Marshall, an expert on Medicare and Insurance Reimbursement will speak on The High Cost of Healthcare. The presentation will be at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For more information call the church at (239) 4720497. Doo-Wop Dance Party At The Community HouseGet ready to Shake, Rattle And Roll and Twist And Shout! This months House Party at The Community House will transport guests back in time, as it celebrates American music of the 1950s and 1960s delivered by The 10-piece band Uptown Express. Providing the most dynamic stage show performing in Southwest Florida, Uptown Express will take you on a trip back to that golden era of cheap gas, tailfins, jukeboxes, loud mufflers and All-American rock and roll. Their material includes a blend of favorite oldies from the Chicago rhythm and blues, New York doo wop and Motown soul. It is the music you danced to back in the day. Snacks and beverages for the evening will be in keeping with the theme, provided by Baileys General Store. Uptown Express will be performing at The Community House on Friday, February 21 from 7 to 10 a.m. Thanks to event sponsors Michael Kelly and Joe and Marge Meek. Make your reservations in advance by calling The Community House at 472-2155. Tickets are $25 for SCA members, and $30 for guests. Ticket price includes the show, dancing and appetizers. Alcoholic beverages are available by donation. For more information on this or other SCA-sponsored events, visit or call 472-2155. Uptown Express will perform at The Community House on February 21


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201448 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 239-395-4022 NEW SEASONAL MENU NEW SEASONAL MENU FARM-TO-TABLE FARM-TO-TABLETASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD IL TESORO OPENS AT 4:00 FOR WINTER SNOW-BIRD SEASON IL TESORO OPENS AT 4:00 FOR WINTER SNOW-BIRD SEASON EARLY BIRD AND HAPPY HOUR EARLY BIRD AND HAPPY HOUR BOGO BOGO WINE AND WINE AND BOGO BOGO APPS APPS 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZAThe MLB & The MLB & NHL Ticket NHL Ticket voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 & 2013 2012 & 2013 free free pizza delivery pizza delivery 29 BEERS 29 BEERS ON TAP! ON TAP! Contemporary Dance Theater To Visit BIG ARTSBIG ARTS invites you to experience a unique and compelling performance by the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 15 in Schein Performance Hall. It is the vision of the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater (LVDT) and its artists to become distinguished ambassadors of America through the universal language of dance. Dedicated to preserving and presenting the work of generations of great artists, choreographers and teachers, the LVDT also showcases the work of emerging talent in an array of dance styles. Based in Las Vegas and proud to be part of its legend, LVDT seeks to bridge cultural divides and connect to art forms around the world using the powers of mind, body, and spirit, translated into dance. LVCDT is dedicated to bringing the elegance, grace, discipline and dignity that is dance to all classes, cultures and walks of life. Tickets to the dance performance are $47 for loge and $42 for general seating. Tickets are only $5 each for students with valid student ID and for children 17 and younger with the purchase of an adult ticket. Reserve all student and child tickets in advance to guarantee seating by calling BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater FGCUs Theatre Lab Opens DramaThe Theatre Lab at Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public to the opening of The Laramie Project, written by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project. The show takes place February 14 to 16 and February 21 to 23 in the Theatre Lab, located in the Arts Complex. Perfor mances will be Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 each. Seating will be limited for this production, so advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase tickets online at On October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. His torture and murder became a watershed historical moment in America that highlighted many of the fault lines in our culture. A month after the murder, members of Tectonic Theatre Production traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with people from that town. From these interviews, they wrote the play The Laramie Project. The production is directed by Associate Professor Michelle Hayford, Theatre Program Leader at FGCU. The Laramie Project is a play Ive long wished to direct because of the way it uses interview narratives to convey the sentiments of a small town caught up in a national debate, she said. And although its about the circumstances of Shepards tragic death in 1998, the need for dialogue around LGBT rights is still relevant. For more information, contact Dr. Hayford at or 5907541. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


49 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Students Perform At Shell PointSanibel piano students performed for Shell Point Retirement Community residents on Sunday, February 9. Participating in the performance were Haley Keller, Zofia Costa, Anna Willis and Jack Willis. The students piano instructor is Jill Janda-Kanner. Haley Keller and instructor Jill Janda-Kanner with Jack Willis, Zofia Costa and Anna Willis Annie Moses Band To Play Shell PointThe Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes The Annie Moses Band on Sunday, February 23 at 6:15 p.m. as part of the 2013-14 Season of Praise Concert Series. The Annie Moses Band, a family of Juilliard-trained musicians and award-winning songwriters, is leading an artistic renaissance through musical excellence, strength of family, and a message of faith. Tickets are now on sale for $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to To receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2147. The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The Village Church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Shell Point is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. For more information, visit or call 1-800-780-1131. The Annie Moses Band consists of a family of Juilliard-trained musicians and songwriters Original logo created by Martin Murphy. Into The Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel.: (212) 5414684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 2013-2014 Season DEFAMATION A PLAY BY TODD LOGANDIRECTED BY RICHARD SHAVZIN Show Sponsor: Linda & John Kramer Show Sponsors: Show Sponsor: 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957Tickets: (239) 472-6862 and ONLINE at Opening Night Receptions Hosted by: Season Sponsor:All Shows at 8 pm Into The WoodsMusic & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine Show Sponsor:DefamationA Play by Todd LoganFebruary 20 March 2All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Thursday, Feb. 20 4 pm, Sun. Twilght Shows. Feb. 23 & Mar. 2Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith HermannMarch 7 April 5 7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Friday, March 7 2 pm Wed. Matines: March 12 & 19 4 pm, Sun. Twilight Shows; Mar. 9, 16, 23 & 30The Big BangMusic by Jed Feuer Book & Lyrics by Boyd GrahamApril 11 May 3 7 pm, Opening Night Reception, Friday, April 11 2 pm, Wed. Matines: April 16 & 23Defamation is a riveting courtroom drama with a twist: the audience is the jury. In this case of a striving African-American professional woman suing a wealthy Jewish businessman for defamation, the real issues on trial are race, religion and class -all of which the audience/jury must openly untangle in order to reach a verdict. FINAL SHOWINGS: Feb. 12, 13, 14 & 15 UP AND COMING...Discounts & Specials Available For Group Rates.All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted Tickets On Sale Now!


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201450 Fort Myers Public Art: Contemporary Piece Added To Public Art Registryby Tom HallClayton Swartzs sculpture Skyward is the latest Florida Gulf Coast University public artwork to be added to www. Skyward joins Robert Roeschs Transition 2012 and Albert Paleys Cross Currents on the online registry of public artworks which serves artists, administrators, public art professionals and collectors around the globe. Skyward is a contemporary brushed aluminum sculpture that employs bold geometric shapes and bright, saturated colors to achieve a feel of lightness and fun that complements Sugden Hall, which functions as a working laboratory for students enrolled in FGCUs top-rated Resort & Hospitality Management program. I describe it as a performance or dance with the material; a chance to change something raw into something beautiful, Swartz said about the piece. Like Sugden Hall itself, Skyward works in conjunction with the education students receive. It has a very uplifting theme, said Swartz who adds that looking into one of my sculptures will take you deep into a maze of parts, design, formal unities and holistic composition that will give you a sense of revelation into the sculptures design and meaning. Skyward is part of the Florida Art in Public Buildings program, an initiative started in 1979 pursuant to section 255.043 of the Florida Statutes, which earmarks one-half of one percent of the amount the legislature appropriates for the construction of state buildings for the acquisition of public artworks. FGCU has nearly 100 works in its public art collection, which not only enhances the education and learning environment of the student body, but serves as a drawing card in attracting top-quality teachers and students to the university. CultureNOW is one of the nations largest and most comprehensive online public art registries. Its museum without walls website contains more than 11,000 sites, 21,000 images and 1,050 podcasts recorded by artists, architects, historians and curators. Three of FGCUs and 46 of Fort Myers public artworks have been entered on the site, together with artist profiles and more than 200 photographs. For more information about the sites museum without walls, visit An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to Artist Clayton Swartz with several of his aluminum sculptures at Fort Myers ArtFest 2010 Oyster Bar Open 7 Days Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9pm *Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road 472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.comHow Do I Love FISH?Let me count the ways...Snapper Supreme Chargrilled Swordfish Parmesan Seabass Crabbie Haddock Mahi-Mahi Island Style Sesame Tuna Salmon with Dill Sauce Bronzed Tilefish Blackened Kingfish Pompano en Papillote and of course CRUNCHY GROUPER!!! Now Taking Reservations For VALENTINES DAY! $1 Oysters at the Oyster Bar VALENTINES DAY! Valentines WeekendIn addition to our regular menu, we will be featuringDinners for Two includingFish Lovers Platter Beef Wellington Email your editorial copy to: Tickets On Sale For 2014 Imagine GalaThe Imaginarium Science Center presents its 2014 Imagine Gala, entitled Underwater Wonders. This event offers adults a night of play while exploring the incredible world of Floridas waterways through its many exhibits. The gala takes place on Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at The Imaginarium Science Center, located at 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers, and calls for cocktail attire. Advance tickets are $75 and must be purchased prior to March 22. Tickets purchased after March 22 will be $100. The Imaginarium invites guests and supporters for live music, food and drinks, auction items and packages with interactive technology smartphone based bidding, and entertaining and educational displays, all while raising funds for the centers programs and exhibits. Unique to the gala will be collaborative art pieces featuring the heads and faces of local community leaders enhanced by childrens depictions of their bodies of with a special waterways theme for auction. The always-colorful Eric Raddatz, founder of the Naples and Fort Myers Film Festivals, will entertain the crowd as emcee and auctioneer. Attendees will be able to explore new exhibits that the center plans to complete in early 2014. Watershed Wonders: Caloosahatchee Connections is an interactive exhibit that illustrates the Florida watershed from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico through the Caloosahatchee River. Phases 3 and 4 of this project are scheduled to be completed in January. The Water Table exhibit, a hydroponic display including plants and fish, is also scheduled to be completed in January. The Imagine Gala offers members of the community an opportunity to support the development of Southwest Floridas only science center and aquarium. Title sponsor is Lipman Produce, and major sponsors are Chicos FAS and CONRIC PR & Marketing. For more information about The Imaginarium Science Center and the Underwater Wonders Gala, call 321-7420 or visit


51 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014San-Cap Art League MeetingThe question, What is art? is the subject of a presentation by artist Joan Klutch at the February meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League. The meeting, to be held on Thursday, February 20 at 1 p.m. at The Community House, is open to the public and all are welcome. Klutch, who has had over 30 years of experience and who has won many awards and honors in the art field, has had a most interesting career as a painter, printmaker, and teacher in both Florida and New York. Her paintings have been exhibited at solo and group exhibitions, galleries and museums throughout the United States, and her work is to be found in numerous private and corporate collections.Klutch feels that the perception of art is different for every single person on earth, and so art is subjective. It is something that we take for granted and hardly even think about on a daily basis, she said. From the design of your toothbrush to driving your car over the Sanibel bridge, the creative forces affect our everyday life. In her talk, Klutch will explore this topic and will look at early artifacts and follow handprints through time to discover change through the ages, and where we have evolved to present contemporary time, finding a common denominator which means something different to everyone. Sanibel-Captiva Art League invites anyone who is interested to join local artists at a paint-out on Thursday mornings. The locations are different each week and can be found online at www.sancapart. com. For those interested in purchasing local art in an outdoor setting, the annual Clothesline Show will be held at The Community House on March 1. Meanwhile, during the month of February, all are invited to view the annual all-member judged art show at the Sanibel Public Library, located at 770 Dunlop Road. Joan Klutch Pat Baker at a paint-out Academy Awards ContendersHerby Stan GembickiOn Wednesday, February 19 at 1 p.m., the Island Cinema will show the seventh movie in the BIG ARTS Academy Awards Contenders Film Series. After the movie, a discussion will take place at George & Wendys Seafood Grille. Tickets are available at the Island Cinema. The next movie in the series will be announced prior to the weekly showing. Her is a science fiction romantic comedy-drama written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson. Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, the story follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who develops a relationship with an intelligent computer operating system, Samantha, with a female voice and personality. Their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. Her has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. The film is 1 hour and 59 minutes in length and show time will be 1 pm. Shell Point Book SaleOn Thursday and Friday, February 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, readers are invited to the Shell Point Retirement Community Librarys biggest book sale to date. Shop from the large selection of gently used books, including new releases and classics, with most items priced at just $1. The sale will also include DVDs, audio books and CDs. The Shell Point Library is located in the Resident Activity Center on The Island. For more information, call Volunteer Coordinator Melody Desilets at 454-2290. BIG ARTS | (239) 395-0900 | 900 Dunlop Road | Sanibel, FL 33957 BARRIER ISLAND GROUP for the ARTS ANNIVERSAR YFor a full listing of programs, please visit: www.BIGARTS.orgCLASSICAL | DANCE | FAMILY | FORUM | JAZZ/POP/CONTEMPORARY | THEATER VISUAL ARTS | FILM | COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS | WORKSHOPS | WINTER ACADEMY GALLERYF UNDERS PhillipsGallerychein PERFORMANCE HALLS COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS DANCEDiscounts & Specials Available For Group Rates. THE FORUMSponsors: Grand Patron Series SponsorJohn Dickerson |Thurs., February 13, 7:30 pmGrand Patron Series Sponsors: Edward Luce |Sun., February 16, 7:30 pmGrand Patron Series Sponsors: David M. Walker |Wed., February 19, 7:30 pmGrand Patron Series Sponsors: Island Jazz | Sunday, February 16, 3 pm VISUAL ARTSPhillips Gallery: Based On BooksPhillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor: Exhibits: Now Through February 26Founders Gallery: Founders Gallery Season Sponsor: Film Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters:FILMMonday Night Film Series$8 per ticket, 7 pm Schein Performance HallThe Great Beauty Fill The Void Las Vegas Contemporary Dance TheaterSaturday, February 15, 7:30 pm


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201452 Based On Books Awards AnnouncedBIG ARTS announce the winners of the juried Based On Books exhibit currently on display in Phillips Gallery. Featuring twoand three-dimensional pieces that incorporate the theme of books into the artwork, the works may be influenced by books in terms of title, theme, character, place, action, reaction or genres. The physical book may also form part of the artwork. Juried by fine art instructor and oil painter Douglas Flynt, the awards were announced during the artists reception at BIG ARTS on January 31 and were as follows: First place ($500) Rita Mach Skoczen, The Last Ride Second place ($250) Joan Klutch, Rhythm and the Blues Third place ($125) Neil Glaser, Untold Stories Merit Awards ($50) Jan Palmer, Binding Thread and Audrey S. Otto, A Peaceful Place Honorable Mention Pamela Brodersen, The Day We Explored The Future Charles Lister, Tell Me A Story, Linda Vroegindewey, Benjamin Bunny Bookmobile and Annie Wainwright, The Librarian. Also on display through February 26, the Gordon Coughlin Retrospective exhibit in Founders Gallery showcases oil paintings by the award-winning Sanibel artist. An abstract landscape painter in the tradition of Jay Connaway and Arthur Legg (with whom he studied), Coughlin has been painting for 50 years as a plein air artist in New England, Europe and Sanibel. The retrospective features the evolution of Coughlins loose painting style through different stages of abstraction along with the use of vivid colors and lively texture. All of his works are alla prima, meaning, the painting are completed onsite with no re-working or corrections in studio. A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, programming at BIG ARTS is made possible through the generous support of more than 300 dedicated volunteers and donors as well as our corporate sponsors, including Founders Gallery Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce as well as Phillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. Discover more by visiting BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, online at, by calling 395-0900 or via e-mail at Rita Mach Skoczen, The Last Ride Joan Klutch, Rhythm and the Blues Golden October Day oil painting by Gordon Coughlin Neil Glaser, Untold StoriesShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201454 Red Hot Reading At The LibraryJust in time for Valentines Day, find some red hot books at the Sanibel Public Library. Library staff have put together a diverse group of new, classic and favorite books with one thing in common: they all have red covers. This proves that you can judge a book by its cover, said library staffer Betsy Eidem, who developed the display with help of other library staff members. Who knew there were so many redcovered books and all are exciting and fun reads. Included in the display are titles by Lisa Scottoline, Stephen King, Ann Beattie, WEB Griffin, Salman Rushdie, Clyde Edgerton, Lara Vapnyar, Anne Frasier, Thomas Mullen, Jonathan Hayes and Benjamin Black. Library patrons can use their card to check out up to 30 items at a time, including books, movies, music and magazines. The library is located at 770 Dunlop Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. A library card is available at no charge to Sanibel and Lee County residents; a visitor card is available for a $10 fee. For more information, call 4722483. Library volunteer Richard Gollin and circulation staff member Betsy Eidem try to keep cool at the Red Hot Books display at the Sanibel Public Library, featuring dozens of books with red covers Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildHappy Valentines Day! This holiday associated with flowers, Cupids bow and chocolates has been written about by many of the worlds great poets Chaucer, John Donne and Shakespeare come to mind. Our modern sensibilities always have room for an Ogden Nash poem. To My Valentineby Ogden Nash More than a catbird hates a cat, Or a criminal hates a clue, Or the Axis hates the United States, Thats how much I love you. I love you more than a duck can swim, And more than a grapefruit squirts, I love you more than gin rummy is a bore, And more than a toothache hurts. As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea, Or a juggler hates a shove, As a hostess detests unexpected guests, Thats how much you I love. I love you more than a wasp can sting, And more than the subway jerks, I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch, And more than a hangnail irks. I swear to you by the stars above, And below, if such there be, As the High Court loathes perjurious oaths, Thats how youre loved by me. Ogden Nash published humorous poems in The New Yorker, he published more than two dozen books of verse, screenplays, lyrics and scripts for the theater, childrens stories and essays. He performed on radio and at lecture platforms around the U.S., but the bedrock of his art are his poems and their wit. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. New Resident At The LibraryThe latest resident of the childrens room at the Sanibel Public Library is a pony named Shamrock, donated by Wells Fargo. The pony is kept with the other library soft sculptures, puzzles and games to support children in their reading, learning and fun at the Library. We are very happy to accept this pony and we are grateful to Wells Fargo for the gift, said Youth Librarian Barb Dunkle. In 1913, a champion stallion named Shamrock was the pride of the Wells Fargo wagon teams in St. Louis. The Union Depot in St. Louis was one of the worlds largest train stations. Every morning, dozens of wagons led by horses like Shamrock would pick up and deliver express packages arriving by train from all over the country. Local Wells Fargo officials Cindi Reinhardt and John Johnson were on hand to present the pony to Dunkle, Library Commissioner Dan Moeder and a group of children who were anxious to climb aboard Shamrock. Each year, Wells Fargo donates a pony to a local organization. Reinhardt said she got the idea from seeing a child reading to a teddy bear at the library and thought children might want to read to a pony, too. Library Commissioner Dan Moeder, John Johnson and Cindi Reinhardt of Wells Fargo and Youth Librarian Barb Dunkle join some of the librarys youngest patrons for fun with the new pony, Shamrock, donated by Wells Fargo to the childrens room at the library Ron Base Book SigningSanibel author Ron Base will be doing a book talk and signing at the Sanibel Public Library on Monday, February 17 at 2 p.m. Base was born in Belleville, Ontario. His bank manager father, Eric, moved the family mother Jean and younger brother Ric from Belleville to Cobourg to Picton and finally to Brockville, Ontario. There, Base finished elementary school and then attended Brockville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School. He began writing for a weekly newspaper, The United Counties Packet, when he was 15. Based on his work for the weekly, he landed a part-time job at the daily Recorder and Times where he wrote a column for teenagers and worked as a general assignment reporter during the summer. He was also the Brockville correspondent for the Kingston Whig Standard. When the former newspaper reporter, magazine writer, movie critic and screenwriter isnt on Sanibel, he sits at a word processor wishing he was. The Two Sanibel Sunset Detectives is Bases fourth installment in the saga of Private Detective Tree Callister. For more information, call the library at 472-2483. Read us online at


55 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Sanibel Library Features Local Authors Novelby Di SaggauWhen is fiction scarier than reality? When you cant tell the difference. Such is the thought process behind Sanibel author Dan Perkins latest book Red Nile, America Rebuilds, book two of the Brotherhood Trilogy. Book one, The Brotherhood of the Red Nile, has been optioned for a movie. It ends with the words, We interrupt the President. There is a report of a second nuclear bomb exploding in the radio went dead. Perkins second book picks up from there and asks the question What would happen if a nuclear bomb was detonated near a cluster of oil refineries? Readers are taken on a thrilling ride through an America in flames. A radioactive tsunami is headed straight for Houston and the race to shut off the pipelines before it too late is on. Perkins builds on the scenario in his first novel to bring together the social, political and economic implications of a disaster on native soil. The book delivers intrigue and mystery while striking terror in the hearts of readers. Terrorists from the Brotherhood of the Red Nile have attacked America. A nuclear device has exploded in Texas City, Texas; an explosion designed to shut down the free flow of crude oil and natural gas, along with refined petroleum products from Texas refineries. Power plants in the north, east and western United States who depend on gas and oil from Texas have to shut down. Electrical grids are in crisis and blackouts are occurring all over the country. The President Nathan Jordan plans to speak to the American people to warn them and assure them he is doing everything possible to return stability and prosperity to all Americans. Problem is, he has the lowest credibility rating of any U.S. President in history. Just when you thought the story couldnt get any scarier, the author releases the next installment. You think you couldnt put his first book down? Try book two. No reader is safe as long as Dan Perkins imagination is on the loose, writes Mark Jerome Walters, D.V. D. Associate Professor Department of Journalism, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Dan Perkins will discuss his book, Red Nile, America Rebuilds, at the Sanibel Public Library on Monday, February 24. His talk is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. and will be followed by a book signing. Mastersingers Go Online Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers have begun selling tickets to their performances on the Internet. In addition, their videos of many of the great classical masterpieces they have performed in Southwest Florida over the past 13 years are also avalable online. The gateways are and the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Fan app for smartphones. Those on a computer can also print their own tickets. This system is in place now for purchases of tickets to the 80-voice choral groups annual Spring Concert, Mastersingers Goes to the Movies on April 5 and 6. Tickets for Carmina Burana at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on March 2 are available through the Barbara B. Mann website. The app and website also enable users to listen to and watch such masterworks as Handels Hallelujah Chorus, Faures Requiem, Haydns Lord Nelson Mass and the music of Star Wars as sung by the Mastersingers in concert. Much of the Mastersingers music is also available on You Tube. To date it has been contacted nearly 40,000 times by viewers around the world. Other concerts this season will not require tickets and a free will offering will be taken. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 2. Obituary Writer by Ann Hood 3. Orphan Train by Carol Baker Adams 4. Goldfinch by Donna Tart 5. Ripper by Isabelle Allende 6. Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 7. Grain Brain by Dave Perlmutter 8. My 92 Years on Sanibel by Francis Bailey 9. Dinner by Christina Baker Kline 10. Monuments Men by Robert EdselCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Dr. Morton Tavel Book SigningThe Sanibel Public Library welcomes the return of Dr. Morton Tavel for a program on his book, Hell In The Heavens: The Saga Of A WWII Bomber Pilot, on Tuesday, February 25. The book was created from the memoirs of David E. Tavel, Colonel, U.S.A.F. (Ret., deceased), with added material from Morton E. Tavel, MD. Col. David Tavel recounts his harrowing experiences as a bomber pilot during numerous missions over war-torn Europe. It begins by taking readers back to 1937 and the inception of Col. Tavels distinguished flying career, culminating in the victorious European campaign in 1945. Like every crewmember on these bombers, Col. Tavel would risk life and limb every time he took to the flak-filled skies over Nazi-controlled Europe. Many brave airmen would give the ultimate sacrifice during the treacherous bombing campaigns, while others would be shot down and taken as prisoners of war, but still, there were a few men likeTavel that would make it through the war with dozens of successful missions to his credit. From one of Americas finest aerial warriors, relive the missions, hazards and even bits of levity, as they soared to claim ultimate victory. In order to place the missions into a worldwide context, provide actual photographs, interview a still-surviving crew member, supply explanations of aeronautical/military concepts, and draw parallels with todays world events, Dr. Morton E. Tavel has added substantially to the books message and impact. Dr. Tavels program starts at 2 p.m. and will be held in Meeting Room #4 of the library on February 25. Call 4722483 for more information. 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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 34 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 14, 2014 B BSECTIONPeek Tour Will Visit Truly Unique Island Locationsubmitted by Sue DenhamNestled in a tropical wonderland bordered by Periwinkle Way and the Sanibel River is the islands oldest gated community, home to an eclectic range of ages, styles and socioeconomic backgrounds artists, writers, retired educators and medical professionals all part of a relaxed and sociable lifestyle. Resident Maddy Mayor commented, Its a combination of Greenwich Village, Londons Chelsea, and Key West all on Sanibel. Fun, fun, fun. It even has a small zoo, famous for its exotic birds. This is Periwinkle Park, popularly known as a campground but more importantly a neighborhood of 240 home sites, with homes for retirees and snowbirds. The park is 50 years young, established in 1964 soon after the causeway was built. There is a vivid sense of connection and neighborliness. Furnished patios encourage easy socialization; many small, stylish homes have gorgeous yards filled with color. Residents enjoy community events, including an annual street sale, holiday party and a Mardi Gras. For the first time, Periwinkle Park will be featured as one of the stops on Zontas A Peek at the Unique, the sold-out home tour set for Saturday, March 15. Peekers will visit not one but two homes. One is that of artist/retired attorney Sheila Hoen and her husband, who moved there two years ago. The couple remodeled a double-wide into elegance in miniature, removing walls, replacing floors, and decorating the light-filled space with cherished Turkish carpets, antique Chinese chairs and works by the artist herself. Peekers will also see the surprisingly large back garden, created by Ernie Hoen, filled with orchids and bromeliads, and dominated by a huge strangler fig. There is even a tiny, stand-alone artists studio. The other is the home of Maddy Mayor who relocated to the park in 2013 after an extensive upgrade of floors, windows, plumbing and more. A retired social worker who lived among Native American nations, she has installed her extensive collection of native and fine art including Kachina dolls, choosing vibrant paint colors as the backdrop for her rich personal history, along with her own art pieces and continued on page 7B Tree Planted On Arbor Day Honors Francis Baileyby Jeff LysiakThird graders from The Sanibel School planted a slash pine in honor of Francis Bailey on Arbor Day, which was celebrated on January 31. The annual tradition of planting a new tree on school grounds continued as the class honored Bailey, who passed away last year, by planting the slash pine in the parking area. In 2011, a slash pine was also planted, in memory of the Sam Bailey. Francis Bailey was a lifelong Sanibel islander. He wore many hats: as a member of Sanibels city council, mayor, continued on page 26B Students celebrated Arbor Day at The Sanibel School on January 31Pet Palooza Comes To Sanibel This WeekendPet Palooza, on Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offers an opportunity to meet and greet some of Gulf Coast Humane Societys charismatic rescues and for owners and pets to take part in various activities. Pets on leashes are welcome. This event, held in Tahitian Gardens shopping center, 1975 Periwinkle Way, showcases the photography of Pets du Soleil Pet Photography as well as the knowledge and activities that Academy Kennels and K-9 Connections bring to the islands for pets to participate in. The Royal Shell Companies, Tahitian continued on page 6B A sample of the pups you might meet at the upcoming Pet Palooza. At left is Draper with Bear on the right. Zontians Nori Ann Reed, left, and Orlene Shimberg at Periwinkle Park with park manager Dave Muench (center) and representatives from Dolphin Transportation, which provides buses for the peek


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4B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Sponsors Step Up To Support CHR Mardi Gras EventJoining the lineup of organizations supporting the 2nd annual Mardi Gras Party, the major fundraiser for Community Housing & Resources (CHR) and presented by Bank of the Islands, is the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company. Helping to make this a successful event is something we are proud to do, said Al Hanser, founder and chairman of the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company. Our goal is to establish the Mardi Gras as the premier island fundraising event for families, added Tim Garmager, who chairs the CHR development committee. Supporting affordable housing for our island workers, retired citizens and the disabled just makes sense in terms of providing a diverse community. Last years inaugural Mardi Gras was a terrific event we hosted over 250 partygoers, and this year were looking for 400. The event takes place on Saturday, March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children (special meal), which includes a full Cajun dinner including crawfish, gumbo, bourbon-glazed chicken and the traditional king cake for dessert. Boosting the fun this year are a costume contest with prizes and live music. A silent auction and a 50/50 raffle will round out the evenings activities. Tickets are available at the CHR website www. and at Bank of the Islands, the Sanibel Caf and Baileys General Store. Buying tickets in advance is suggested, because last years event was a rapid sell-out. In addition to Bank of the Islands, sponsors include Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Baileys General Store, Jerry Carroll Air Conditioning, Barrier Island Title Services, the West Wind Inn, Dan Hahn Custom Home Builders and several prominent island families. Its not too late to get involved: sponsorships are still available, from $100 to $1,000. For more information, call CHR executive director Kelly Collini at 472-1189. Since 1983, CHR has been Sanibels answer to the need for affordable housing for island workers, retired Sanibel residents and people with disabilities. With 74 rental units and 14 more under limited-equity ownership, CHR is not only an island success story but also a key to supporting social and economic diversity in our community. CHR residents contribute in numerous ways to island life including volunteer service. The organization depends on $100,000 in community support annually for ongoing maintenance and for keeping rents affordable for the families and individuals in its care. For more information, visit, stop by the CHR office at 2401 Library Way or call 472-1189. Event organizers and representatives of the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, getting in the Mardi Gras mood, include Al Hanser, Ian Breusch, Phyllis Gibson, Melissa Rice (CHR), Kristi Lane, Kelly Collini and Richard Johnson (CHR), Dick Pyle and Steve Greenstein Island Seniors At The Center 4 LifeMeet your friends and make some new at the Center 4 Life. Browse through the following activities, then stop by to sign up. iPad & iPhone Classes Instructor is Ronda Seifer Walis iPad Introduction: March 4 and 6 iPad Intermediate: March 11 and 13 iPhone Intermediate: February 18 and 20 A session includes a Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $60 per session for members and $90 per session for non-members. Class size is limited to four. You must provide your own device. Picasa with Patty and Your Photos Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18 and 19, 1 to 3 p.m. Two two-hour sessions per class. If you email or browse the Internet, you can do Picasa. This is hands-on training in Picasa, a free program from Google. Copy photos from your camera or memory card to your PC, and create and edit albums that are easy to email. Order prints without a trip to the store. You can crop, resize, sharpen and brighten colors. Class size limited to six. Your paid reservation guarantees your seat. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Bring your camera, cable, memory card and card reader with 10 to 20 photos. Sample photos will be available. Thanks for the Memories: A Visit with Dolores Hope by Damaris Peters Pike Damaris Peters Pike is professor emeritus of music at Hiram College and a center favorite. She is the founder of Women of Note, a speaking series that dramatizes the lives of women in music. She will be portraying Bob Hopes wife Dolores, who was a singer and philanthropist. Pikes dramatization will include songs and stories about Bob Hopes rise to becoming a Hollywood star. Register at the center due to limited seating. Members are $5, non-members are $10. Page Turners with Ann Rodman If you would like to be on the Page Turners list, email or contact the Center 4 Life. Wednesday, March 12, the featured book is Life of Pi by Yann Martel. The movie will be shown at 12:30 p.m. Bring your lunch or a snack. Immediately following the movie (around 2:30 p.m.) will be discussion of both the book and movie. AARP Safe Driving Classes Thursdays, March 20 and 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Classes are held in the Center 4 Life building on Library Way. Cost is $20 with a $5 discount for AARP members. Participants will be eligible for a discount continued on page 10B Hortoons


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 20146B Trust Company Hosts Program For WomenThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company hosted the second session of its Womens Series at The Sanctuary on February 4. Over 50 women heard a talk on A Practical Primer Use of Estate Planning Documents. presented by Sanibel attorney Janet Strickland. WOW (Women. Opportunity. Wealth.) is intended to empower women to be better informed and prepared to handle their finances independently and dynamically. Two additional sessions are scheduled this season highlighting various womens issues, said trust company Executive Vice President Robin L. Cook. February 19 is Taking Control of Your Portfolio and Your Returns. March 18 is Patient Advocacy for Yourself and Loved Ones. Interested attendees should contact Frances Steger at 472-8300 or email All events begin at 9:30 a.m. Seating is limited. Janet Strickland, Ginny Fleming and Robin L. Cook From page 1BPet Paloozamerchants and Pets du Soleil Photograhy once again join together in support of the the humane society. The shelter pets will be available for their meet and greet from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Pets du Soleil Pet Photography donates a portion of that days revenue to the society. Its climate-controlled photography trailer is set up especially for animals. K-Nine Connections Life Center and K-9 Academy Kennels will be on site with their professional trainers to discuss pet training and provide an agility course for pets to try. Select Tahitian merchants will donate a portion of the days sales to the humane society so even your shopping benefits the shelter! Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry ais selling raffle tickets for $1 each or 8 for $5 for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to be used toward a store purchase. All reffle proceeds benefit the humane societys Second Chance Fund. Other purchases benefit the society itself. The Gulf Coast Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, no-kill, animal welfare organization that does not receive any federal, state, or county funding and no funding from the Humane Society of the United States or ASPCA. In 2013 the GCHS created Second Chance Fund, which allows people to donate directly to the care of sick and special needs animals. This helps to alleviate some of the financial cost that comes with the extra care needed. To learn more, visit Sanibel residents historically have been very generous in support and in opening their homes and hearts to many of the shelters dogs. The humane society is located at 2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers. Duplicate BridgeOn February 4, there were eight tables in play at The Sanibel Community Asssociation. The winners were: North/South 1. Joan and Bob Kent 2. Karen and Geoffrey Moss 3. Carolyn Combi and Bobbi Hirshberg East/West 1. Clara and Terry Terrana 2. Mary and Dick Butler 3. Myra Fisher and Ann Levinsohn There are two ACBL-sanctioned games held at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Games are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. from the beginning of January through the end of April. For further informotion, contact Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 7th ANNUAL NIGHT for LIFE DINNER SHOW TO BENEFIT ORGAN TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS OF SW FLORIDA, INC. ______________________________________ FEATURING THE DEL PRADOS & A PERFORMANCE BY BROADWAY PALMS THEATER CAST OF LES MISERBLES __________________________________ BUFFET DINNER SILENT & CHINESE AUCTIONS __________________________________ FEBRUARY 24, 2014 BROADWAY PALM DINNERTHEATER,FORT MYERS TICKETS: $35 & $50(VIP SEATING) Silent auction begins 5:00pm FOR TICKETS & INFO: 440-223-2662 OR 239-851-3380 WWW.ORGANSUPPORT.ORG 501C3 NON-PROFIT CORPORATION


7B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 From page 1BZonta Periwinkle Park Peekcollages. A dominant theme is of works depicting Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Both homeowners say they enjoy finding treasures at consignment and thrift stores, each using her personal style to create a home that is unique, inspiring and inviting. A Peek at the Unique, the successful event for the Zonta Club of SanibelCaptiva through its foundation (the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida), raises funds annually for distribution in grants to organizations that support projects improving the lives of women. Recently, the foundation awarded local grants totaling $64,750 to nine agencies, along with a pledge of $21,250 to Zonta International. Peekers, benefactors and local businesses generously support the groups work through personal donations, placing ads in the keepsake program booklet and purchasing raffle tickets. Personal donations may be made on line at www. The raffle, Six Chances at the Unique, is under way and tickets at $10 each are available from any Zonta member; at Baileys General Store on several upcoming weekends; and at the Farmers Market on March 2 and 9. The richly-colored patio room at the Mayor home Sheila Hoens studio Six Ways To Win Zontas Chance At The UniqueThe Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva has a simple way for islanders to support this years A Peek at the Unique house tour, contributing to the clubs annual fundraiser set for Saturday, March 15. All members of the community are invited to purchase raffle tickets for A Chance at the Unique, offering six prizes. Raffle tickets are $10 each, available from any Zonta club member; they will also be on sale outside Baileys General Store on several weekends leading up to the peek, and at the Sanibel Farmers Market on March 2 and March 9. Prizes are chosen at the time of purchase with the drawing held on the day of the event. Participants need not be present to win one or more of the following prizes: A pied-a-terre overlooking New York Citys Hudson River Value $1,500. Back by popular demand for the third year in a row, this prize includes a fivenight stay for two in an apartment on the Upper West Side in a building with a concierge and a doorman;, this prize was donated by Zontian Barbara Stevelman and her husband Hal. A six-night Sanibel Summers End Getaway Value $1,650. This vacation package for two is good for stays between August 11 and October 31, 2014. It includes three nights at Shalimar Cottages plus three nights at Gulf Breeze Cottages, dinner at the Sandbar restaurant, paddleboard lessons and an eco-tour with Yoloboard Adventures Sanibel, and a Kiwanis two-for-one diners coupon book. A Sealife by Congress gift certificate Value $1,000. Choose from Congress Jewelers collection inspired by the diverse sea life found on the beaches and in the waters of Sanibel and Captiva. Congress was one of the original donors for Zontas first raffle in 2004. A night on the town in Fort Myers Value $600. This prize includes four tickets to the Florida Repertory Theater, limousine service by SanibelDoubleD and a certificate for downtown dining at Twisted Vine Bistro. A gourmet dinner with wine for eight people prepared by Zontians Winners can choose French, Italian or Cajun/Creole cuisine and dine at home or at the elegant residence of the evenings chef, Zontian Nancy Swofford. Island-shopping spree Value $855. The spree includes the following merchants: Eileen Fisher, The Cedar Chest, Peach Republic, Why Knot, CJs Boutique, Sanibel Day Spa, J.B. Designs and a consultation with model, fashion expert and Zontian Gari Lewis. This prize has been included in Zontas raffle each year due to its overwhelming popularity. Organizers expect the 13th annual peek into some of the most distinctive and normally inaccessible homes on the island to sell out as it has done in years past. Tickets are $75. Call 1-888-5529591 or email Zontapeektickets@gmail. com with ticket requests. The Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, the clubs 501(c) (3) fundraising arm, is now offering the option of donating online at Contributions are tax-deductible and will be recognized in this years program if made prior to February 19. Funds raised are awarded each January in grants to local organizations that work to improve the lives of women and girls. In addition, the Zonta Foundation has pledged $21,250 to Zonta International for global initiatives that focus on health, education and reducing violence against women. April 15th is coming | 1648 Periwinkle Way, Suite D., Sanibel | 239.472.1323simplifying TAXES & ACCOUNTINGSee SanCap CPA save money on taxes


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RoyalShellSales.com239.472.0078 250 Feet of Premier Gulf Front Operating as Trip Advisors #1 Captiva Beach Resort Perfect for Corporate Retreat/ Family CompoundSleeps 32 $12,998,000 MLS 2140041 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Own THE Gulf Front Corner to Captiva Village Furnished 2BD/2BA Condo Screened Lanai, Gorgeous Views of Gulf Deeded Beach Access $548,000 MLS 2130991 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Loggerhead Cay Condo Stunning Views of Dinkins Bayou Large Lot 30,000+ S.F. Dock in Place $499,000 MLS 2130696 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Dinkins Bayou 2BD/2BA w/ 2 Car Garage Direct Access Canal, Boat Dock Private Pool $875,000 MLS 2131123 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Water Shadows Beachfront Captiva Village Location New Pool & Spa Great Rental Income $2,249,000 MLS 2120780 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Captiva Beach Getaway Directly on Beach at South Seas Resort Large, Updated 3BD/3BA Stand Alone Home Beautiful Pool, Tennis and World Class Sunsets $1,997,500 MLS 2130265 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Beach Home 6 One Bedroom / Two Bath Directly on the Bayside Marina Peaceful Views from your Large Screened Lanai Steps to the Beach, Shopping, Dining & Captiva Village $275,000 MLS 2131145 Vicki Panico & Fred Newman 239.980.0088 Bayside Villas 4114 Captiva 1BD/1BA with Stunning Gulf Views Overlooks Park-Like Setting Resort Amenities Price $489,000 MLS 2121351 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 Gorgeous Sundial Views 4 BD/3BA Beach Front Home w/New Tile Breathtaking Water Views from Almost Every Room Steps to Beach & Community Pool $2,675,000 MLS 2140113 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 South Seas Beach Home Two Pools, Two Boat Lifts The Bay House 3BD/3.5BA Orange-U-Glad 4BD/3.5BA $2,999,999 MLS 2121333 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Two Home Captiva Estate with 1.5 Acres Large 3BD w/Penthouse Master Suite Exceptional Views of Red sh Pass Comm. Pool, Tennis & Fitness Room $1,895,000 MLS 2120634 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Direct Waterfront at Lands End 4 BD/3BA with Guest Suite Gorgeous Views Impact Rated Doors and Windows $1,199,000 MLS 2130796 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Shell Harbor 2BD/2BA Beachside Condo Offered Fully Furnished Exterior Storage & Covered Parking $590,000 MLS 2121132 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Kings Crown 3BR/2BA, Fairway & River Views Vaulted Ceilings, Updated Kitchen Tile Floors, Private Caged Pool, $759,000 MLS 2121107 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 South Facing In Beachview Small Beachfront Complex WITH Boat Slips Weekly Rentals, $40K/yr. Income, 70% Repeat Guests Designer Furnishings, Tile Floors, Corian $489,900 MLS 2130740 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 Sanibel Arms Exceptional Gulf of Mexico Water Views Penthouse Master Suite with Sun Deck Large, Contemporary 3BD Floor Plan $1,850,000 MLS 2121310 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 1638 Lands End Village South Seas On Gulf Access Canal Lot 3BR /3BA Built to Current Standards Impact Windows, Screen Encl. Pool $999,000 MLS 2901313 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Build To Suit Yourself 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Beachside Updated and Offered Furnished Pool, Tennis, BBQ Grills, Beach $395,000 MLS 2131369 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Coquina Beach 3BD/2.5BA 3,218 Living Sq. Ft. Great Views of Golf Course & Lake Private Pool/Hot Tub & Elevator $1,099,000 MLS 2900605 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Stunning Luxury Residence 2 Bedroom w/Direct Sunset, Gulf Views Corner Location W/Tile Floors Bahama Shutters, Granite Counters $599,900 MLS 2120306 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Sunset Beach Villa 2318 South Seas Lakeside near Beach Home w/Southern Exposure 3 BR/3BA, 3+ Garage, Elevator Open Pool with Separate Therapeutic Spa $694,000 MLS 2131181 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Lake Murex 5BD/5BA Plus Screened Pool Great Courtyard with Hot Tub Architect Designed Decorator Furnished $1,995,000 MLS 2131073 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Captiva Village Charm 2BD/2BA Fully Furnished Courtyard and Gulf View Excellent Rental History $475,000 MLS 2131175 Brian Murty 239. 565.1272 Sundial Unit NEW PRICE9B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014


10B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellPreparations are under way for Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair this Saturday and Sunday, February 15 and 16 at The Community House. Proceeds from the $5 suggested gate donation and booth space charges go to support SanibelCaptiva Rotarys many special projects locally and all over the globe. Fair hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is always an amazing fair. Artists and craftsmen from all over the country rate this as one of the best fairs to participate in; this year, over 350 applied for admission. With only 110 booths available, this juried show is proud to present the highest quality merchandise to attendees. Along with the arts and crafts booths, check out our silent auction area: condo vacations, restaurant certificates, beautifully crafted work by participating artists and craftsmen, sports packages and so much more. Hope to see you there! Now back to our regular weekly meeting activities. Recently, our speaker series committee invited Todd Logan, the playwright of Defamation to speak to us about this extremely thought-provoking play being presented onstage at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. Logan said that this play was not one that he intended to write, but that a personal experience brought his attention to the differences in the way people look at the world. Actually, the way he looked at the world. This got him thinking about his own preconceived ideas about many things: class, religion, gender, where people lived and a plethora of other influences on his unconscious thought processes. This was the seed from which grew this amazing play. Preconceived notions of race, class, ethnicity and religion can color our observations of the world around us. The ideas we carry around with us are not always actual truths. All of us are guilty of some form of prejudice and our personal truths can be slightly segued. The play Defamation is presented as a courtroom drama: an African-American woman is suing a Jewish real estate developer for Defamation of Character. That premise alone can stimulate preconceived thought activity toward one side or the other in this case. That is exactly what Logan wants to examine. He said, Watching the testimony in this case and observing the lawyers questioning the witnesses is like a tennis match point one side and point other side. What is the actual truth and what is the perceived truth and why? The twist is that the audience is sitting as the jury and they will be voting on the verdict. After the verdict is rendered, the audience gets a chance to engage with the playwright and actors in a discussion about the play and why this verdict may have been reached. Sounds like a great evening of theater to me, so buy your tickets now. After the Arts and Crafts Fair, Rotary will be planning a social evening at the theater to see Defamation. Why not do the same with your friends?The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at From page 4BCenter 4 Lifeon their auto insurance. Register by calling Ed Vander Hey at 292-4012. No membership required. Games: Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Hand & Foot Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Canasta Tuesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Mahjongg Thursday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Trips: Ybor City Tour and Tampa Bay History Center Tuesday, February 25. Cost is $79 for members and $89 for non-members. Includes round-trip transportation, guided walking and riding tour of Ybor City, lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse (converted from a cigar factory) and tour of Tampa Bay History Center. Historic St. Augustine Three-Day Tour Sunday through Tuesday, March 2 to 4. Cost is $349 per person, doubleoccupancy for members and $399 per person, double occupancy for non-members; $499 single for members and $549 single non-members. Includes round-trip transportation, three days and two nights at branded hotel with five meals (two breakfasts, two dinners and scenic lunch cruise on the St. Johns River), private trolley tour of St. Augustine with all day hop on, hop off privileges, free time in the historic area. From Batman to Bond The Dezer Collection of Cars & More Monday, March 3. Cost is $69 for members and $79 for non-members. Includes round-trip transportation, admission to the Dezer Collection in North Miami/ Sunny Isles and lunch at the museum. See over 1,000 of the most collectible vehicles in the world, including Cars of the Stars and the James Bond Collection. Depart from Fort Myers at 7:30 a.m. Clewiston Sugar Tour with Lunch at The Clewiston Inn Wednesday, March 5. Cost is $79 for members and $89 for non-members. Includes roundtrip transportation, guided tour to hear about the history of Clewistons agricultural growth and lunch at The Clewiston Inn. Depart from Fort Myers at 8:30 a.m. Fitness Classes: Classes are available and all ages are welcome. Cost is $3.50 for members and $6 for non-members. Annual membership is $20. Sanibel Recreation Center members must show their membership cards to attend. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. This class keeps your brain fit and your heart, lungs and muscles strong with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning exercises and balance. Hand weights, stretch cords and your body weight will be used. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought for the day. Silvia Villanueva is the instructor. 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. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords, stability balls and mats are used. Improve core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Gentle Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Kris Brown is the instructor. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. All exercises are done using a chair. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Bring a towel. Kris Brown is the instructor. For more information on programs or to join Island Seniors, call 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way. Todd Logan Ron Smiley, Realtor, ABR, AHWD, e-Pro, GRI, SCIS, 1031 239.565.1712www.RonSmiley.comDistinctive Homes and CondosCall Ron Smiley From Golf to Gulf. From Mainland to Island. Be a satis ed and happy homeowner with Smiley NOW AVAILABLE Beautiful 2/2 Gulf Block condo gutted in 2011 and remodeled with new kitchen and appliances, new bedrooms, baths, tiled throughout. First oor walk-out means no steps or elevators to contend with. This is a must see if youre condo hunting. Wind resistant windows and sliders. Asking $495,000. SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD YOUR SHOVEL YOUR SHOVEL OUR SHOVEL OUR SHOVELPartial list of SOLDS 2013


Highlights Of The Sanibel Bicycle Clubs 20th Anniversary Celebration Sanibel Bicycle Club board members, from left, Patti Sousa, Sharon Hannon, Neal Halleran, Kevin Harry, Mary Miller, Bill Sartoris, Tom Batchellor, Diane Olsson and Phil Olsson photos by Jeff Lysiak At the Sanibel Bicycle Clubs 20th anniversary celebration is current president Kevin Harry and founding president Keith Trowbridge Bike To Eat Cheerleaders are Judie Sharbaugh, Jeanne Mallon, Sue Ring and Mary Miller Patti Sousa welcomed club members and guests to the potluck celebration Several members of the club marched across the stage at The Community House to laughter and cheers11B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014


Mary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at Garden Apartment on the Gulf Garden Apartment on the Gulf A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking location has an enchanting botanical garden A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking location has an enchanting botanical garden and a wide stretch of private shell covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community room, laundry, and a wide stretch of private shell covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community room, laundry, gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or investment property. investment property. Sanibel Moorings #422 Sanibel Moorings #422 O ered at $475,000 O ered at $475,000 Adorable East End Condo Adorable East End Condo Located on desirable east end, this adorable ground level, corner unit is beautifully upgraded. Relax on your lanai and Located on desirable east end, this adorable ground level, corner unit is beautifully upgraded. Relax on your lanai and take in the tropical landscaping and a view of the canal. Bait that hook and head to the marina and shing pier that are take in the tropical landscaping and a view of the canal. Bait that hook and head to the marina and shing pier that are close by! Enjoy east end restaurants, shopping and quick access on and o the Island. This is a great opportunity to buy close by! Enjoy east end restaurants, shopping and quick access on and o the Island. This is a great opportunity to buy on Sanibel at a terri c price! on Sanibel at a terri c price! Captains Walk #C1 Captains Walk #C1 O ered at $319,000 O ered at $319,000 NEW LISTING A Tranquil Paradise A Tranquil Paradise Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Sea Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Sea Oats. Enter into a bright and airy Great room with a replace, wet bar and three Oats. Enter into a bright and airy Great room with a replace, wet bar and three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a beautiful French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central vac, pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage space. beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! 475 Sea Oats Drive. 475 Sea Oats Drive. O ered at $875,000 O ered at $875,000 Immaculate East End Canal Home Immaculate East End Canal Home Magni cent Canal View in the desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. With 3 Magni cent Canal View in the desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. With 3 bedrooms plus a den/o ce and 2.5 baths this home has a wonderful ow. Enter bedrooms plus a den/o ce and 2.5 baths this home has a wonderful ow. Enter through the outdoor atrium into this immaculate home with canal views. Other through the outdoor atrium into this immaculate home with canal views. Other features include screen enclosed pool/lanai area with a hot tub, replace in the features include screen enclosed pool/lanai area with a hot tub, replace in the family room, boat dock & lift and a deck o of the Master Bedroom suite. Deeded family room, boat dock & lift and a deck o of the Master Bedroom suite. Deeded beach access. Enjoy quiet East End living with easy access on and o the island. beach access. Enjoy quiet East End living with easy access on and o the island. 1001 Kings Crown. 1001 Kings Crown. O ered at $975,000 O ered at $975,000 PRICE REDUCED Fred Bondurant Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 239-839-3633 JOHN R WOOD ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INCMary & Fred Bondurant are proud to represent clients in the purchase or listing of these fine properties. Mary & Fred Bondurant are proud to represent clients in the purchase or listing of these fine properties. List Well, Buy Smart List Well, Buy Smart Either way, make sure to start your journey with experience! Either way, make sure to start your journey with experience! Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features a large living room/dining room combination and a Community. This home features a large living room/dining room combination and a tiled kitchen. The living room sliding glass doors lead to a large screen enclosed deck tiled kitchen. The living room sliding glass doors lead to a large screen enclosed deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing while watching sunset where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing while watching sunset skies! Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. skies! Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. 950 Sand Castle Rd. 950 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $549,000 O ered at $549,000 NEW LISTING NEW LISTINGISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201412B

PAGE 68 See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at Location is Everything Location is Everything Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking the pool with a sweeping golf and water view. This home glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking the pool with a sweeping golf and water view. This home also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a must see! also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a must see! 1182 Kittiwake Circle. 1182 Kittiwake Circle. O ered at $745,000 O ered at $745,000 Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features an open oor plan, the living Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features an open oor plan, the living room features a stone replace, gorgeous wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new countertops room features a stone replace, gorgeous wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new countert ops and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened pool. The master bedroom includes an extra and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened pool. The master bedroom includes an e xtra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate private screened porch with a view of the beautiful landscaping. large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate private screened porch with a view of the beautiful landscaping. 1076 Sand Castle. 1076 Sand Castle. O ered at $620,000 O ered at $620,000 Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home located in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. Relax and enjoy the views from the open, screened-in located in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. Relax and enjoy the views from the open, screened-in lanai or take a dip in the pool with its new energy e cient pool pump. This is a wonderful location for lanai or take a dip in the pool with its new energy e cient pool pump. This is a wonderful location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the golf course. bird watching or watching a birdie on the golf course. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $575,000 O ered at $575,000 Adorable Island Home in the Dunes Community Adorable Island Home in the Dunes Community Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to beautiful architectural design. The vaulted Bright open oor plan in this Dunes 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living area & decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close to San Carlos ceilings in the living area & decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add to the open airy feel. Close to San Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few homes away from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few homes away from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in this community! 3BR/2BA home in this community! 970 Sand Castle Rd. 970 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $525,000 O ered at $525,000 Knowledge, Connection, Knowledge, Connection, Service & Results Service & Results This is Our This is Our Commitment to You! Commitment to You! COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITYTree Tops Center O ce CondoUnit A-2 in the conveniently located Tree Tops Center. Only o ce condo currently o ered for sale on Sanibel. PRICE REDUCED SOLD13B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014


14B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Tom Watson Is Sentimental Favorite At Ace Group Classic This Weekendby Ed FrankIts a certainty that the biggest draw at this weekends Hall of Fame-studded Ace Group Classic in Naples will be golf legend Tom Watson, the winner of eight major championships and this years prestigious Ryder Cup captain. The 64-year-old Watson is returning to the local tournament at TwinEagles for the first time since 2006 where he recorded four second-place finishes in the seven consecutive years he teed it up here. While he sports a smile and is friendly to the huge galleries that follow his play, Watson is fiercely competitive on the inside. And this burning drive is a major factor why he was chosen to lead the American team for the second time. If you follow the history of the Ryder Cup, you will recall that when he captained the United States team the first time in 1993, it was the last time for a U.S. victory on foreign soil. Watson has admitted that he has awaited the call to captain the Ryder Cup a second time since then. Although 21 years have passed since that 1993 victory, his brilliance on pairings was a big reason the cup came back to the U.S., according to players on that team. Tom is the toughest competitor I know, golfer Tom Lehman was quoted recently in Sports Illustrated. In addition to Watson, the Ace Group Classic includes seven other members of the World Golf Hall of Fame: Bernard Langer, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Nick Price, Larry Nelson, Curtis Strange and Colin Montgomery. Langer is the returning champion having recorded a wire-to-wire victory last year as well as winning the event in 2011. Also competing this weekend is the 2012 winner, Kenny Perry, the Champions Tour Player of the Year in 2013. Like Watson, Irwin continues to compete on the Champions Tour playing into his 60s. In fact, he is 68. He is the all-time winner and money-winner on the senior circuit, having captured an amazing 45 tournaments and taking home more than $26 million on the Champions Tour alone. He won the local tournament in 1997 and 2002. Irwin also is remembered as the winner of three U.S. Opens, the last in 1990 at the age of 45, the oldest to ever winner that major. Missing from the field this weekend is Craig Stadler who defeated Watson in a playoff in 2004. Stadlers son Kevin won his first PGA title last week, the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Following his sons victory, Stadler announced that both he and his son will play in the 2014 Masters. It is believed this will be the first time that a father and son play in the same professional tournament. The elder Stadler, a former Masters champion, said 2014 will be his last Masters. Although the local Champions Tour tournament has had several corporate sponsors over its 26-year history, it has always been one of the most popular and successful of the tour. This years exciting field will continue that tradition. Great Prizes at 9th Annual Evening with the Red Sox More than $90,000 was raised last year to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County at the annual Evening with the Red Sox at JetBlue Park. This years event will be held February 24 at the stadium. Silent and live auction items this year include a trip to Boston for a Red Sox game with seats atop the famous Green Monster; a weekend in New York for dinner and a Broadway Show; a driving tour through Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas; and a New Orleans getaway with dinner and entertainment in the French Quarter. Red Sox players and coaches will attend the event that include autograph signing, a reception, dinner and auction. Red Sox Manager John Farrell will be guest speaker. Information is available by calling 334-1886. Sanibel Island Golf ClubVariable Best BallOn Saturday, February 8, the mens league at Sanibel Island Golf Club played a 1, 2, 3 variable best ball event. Each scorecard had a 1, 2 and 3 repeated on the scorecard. The format went like this: play regular golf in your foursome, but on holes marked 1, record the one best net ball, on holes marked 2, record the total of the two best net balls and on holes marked with a 3, record the total of the three best net scores in your foursome and then the 1, 2 and 3 were repeated. It kept the score keeper on their toes. The winning foursome was captained by Rich Rompala, with Rig Trembey, Bill Sadd and Al Krause with a total score of 117. Rompala said they did it with a number of net birdies and pars and a few net eagles by Sadd, Krause and Trembey. Trembey, a new member, had one net double eagle. In second place was the foursome of Dan Keys, Tom Ware, Joel Goodman and Jack Tukey with a score of 118. No eagles, but enough net pars and birdies by all members to come in a close second. In third place with a 119 was the team of Fred Zimmer, Mark Wlaz, Jim Purviance and Rene Lohser. Al Krause, Bill Sadd, Rich Rompala and Rig Trembey To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


15B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 The Dunes Golf ClubPresidents Cup, Grand Seniors Event ResultsResults from the 2014 Dunes Mens Golf Association Presidents Cup and the Grand Seniors Tournament: Presidents Cup Results Presidents Cup 1st Gordon Rains 135 2nd Terry Finzen 136 Vice Presidents Cup 1st Jim Burkholder 133 2nd Joe Raboy 139 Governors Cup 1st Jack Roberts 134 2nd Greg Jennings 139 Treasurers Cup 1st Bruce Sprinkle 128 2nd Mike Hnatow 129 Grand Seniors Results Gross Division 1st Bruce Sprinkle 91 2nd Hank Humphrey 92 Net Division 1st Jack Trautwein 59 2nd Fred Gobel 69 The Dunes Golf Club1 Best Net Of 2The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Member/Member Tournament took place on Friday, February 7. The format was 1 Best Net of 2. Results: Flight #1 1st Jana Stone 59 Grethe Christensen 2nd Nancy Orr 61 Cathy Sleiter 3rd Judy Wellons 62 Mardi Glenn Flight #2 1st Maureen OBrien 52 Janice McNeal 2nd Barbara Chappell 56 Jan Fantozzi 3rd Carol Brodersen 60 Lesley Simmons The Dunes Golf ClubNifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, February 6. Format: Two of Four Best Odd/Best Even Odd Holes 1st Bridget Funk 38 Sue Tray Dorothy Hirschfeld Even Holes 1st Maureen Saage 16 Judy Yenkole Joan Dyke Peggy Hogg Birdies Wanda Malone #2 Judy Yenkole #8 Pickleball TournamentCome to the Sanibel Recreation Center on Friday, February 14 or Friday, February 28 at 11:30 a.m. for the Healthy Heart Month Pickleball Tournament. This event is open to all players 18 years of age and over. To participate, pick up a registration form at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 SanibelCaptiva Road. Cant make the tournament or want to learn how to play pickleball? Come out to the Rec Center on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. or Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. for pickup pickleball. All skill levels are welcome. Non-skid, closed-toe shoes are required. This activity is for ages 14 and up. The cost of this program is included with your daily, weekly, six-month or annual Sanibel Recreation Center membership. A day pass is required for nonmembers. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit Sanibel Square #3 2242 Periwinkle Way Beachy 3rd floor unit, center back of Pointe Santo courtyard looking out to this beach, & income $499K Boaters & water-lovers delight at Mariner Pointe remodeled 3 bedrm $599.9K This water view from Mariner Pointe 2-bedrm, kitchen opens to great rm & views bay too $549K Island chic, beautifully remodeled 2nd floor 2 bedrm w/this water view from master suite $459K 2-bedrm town-home w/pond & nature view, near beach in small community w/pool $335K River in back & beach across street from Spanish Cay 2nd floor ~950 sq. ft. 1-bedrm condo $274K Tucked away on Roseate Lane, tropical cottage-style 3 bedrm w/screened pool & lanai $449K Island Beach Club 2-bedrm end-unit w/covered parking & years of rental income $474K 3rd floor proven incomeproducer at Loggerhead Cay, ~1,385 sq. ft. 2 bedrm $499K Sandalfoot beach-front 2-bedrm income-producer w/new tile, appliances & more $699K Bright updated Pointe Santo 2nd floor 2 bedrm w/gulf view & earning rental income $649.9K Over 1/2-acre on intersecting Shell Harbor canals, 837 Limpet Dr $749K Over 1/2-acre near end of Umbrella Pool Rd cul-de-sac in Sanibel Bayous $399K Best value in The Dunes golf & tennis community, on outer Sand Castle Rd circle $199K ~155 x 130 parcel bordering conservation land on Dimmick Dr $185K Gulfside Place top-floor newly customized 3-bedrm w/this view & delightful decor $1.295M Easy-living canal-side nearbeach 3 bedrm w/2 docks/lifts, screened pool & more $999K David Anderson Susan Andrews Elise Carnes Lisa Murty 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Blog at SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the only pitcher in major-league history to strike out at least half of the batters he faced in a season (minimum 50 innings pitched)? 2. Two seasons in a row (1974-75), a Chicago White Sox pitcher led the American League in saves for a season. Name either pitcher. 3. Emmitt Smith holds the mark for most career rushing touchdowns in NFL history (164). Who is No. 2? 4. When was the last time before the 2012-13 campaign that the Indiana Hoosiers mens basketball team won the Big Ten regular-season title outright? 5. Jaromir Jagr has played in more than 1,400 NHL games, with the most being for Pittsburgh (806). Which teams are second and third on the list? 6. When was the last time before 2013 that soccers MLS Cup winner was decided by penalty kicks? 7. Who was the last undisputed heavyweight boxing champion? ANSWERS 1. Atlantas Craig Kimbrel struck out 50.2 percent of the batters he faced in 2012. 2. Terry Forster in 1974 (24 saves) and Rich Gossage in 1975 (26). 3. LaDainian Tomlinson, with 145. 4. The 1992-93 season. 5. He played 277 games with the New York Rangers, and 190 with the Washington Capitals. 6. It was 2009, when Real Salt Lake beat the Los Angeles Galaxy, 5-4, in a penalty shootout. 7. Lennox Lewis, in 2000.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201416B The Dunes Golf ClubSunday Mixed GolfThe Dunes Mixed Golf results from Sunday, February 9, format: 1 Net Better Ball of 4 (Toss Out Worst 3 Holes), were: 1st Tom Winkler 36* Willie Winkler Bob Rohl Roberta Rohl 2nd Larry Yenkole 36 Judy Yenkole Jack Chestnut Fay Chestnut 3rd Robert Orr 38* Nancy Orr Dod Wainwright Annie Wainwright 4th Knud Christensen 38 Grethe Christensen Wolf Wolf Closest to the Pin Nancy Orr Hole 2 Hank Humphrey Hole 9 Sanibel Pick-Up Soccer On Wednesdays Meet and play soccer with your Sanibel friends and neighbors. Pick-up soccer games will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Field #2 at the Sanibel Ball Fields, weather permitting. This recreational opportunity is available to anyone ages 18 and over of all ability levels. There is no fee to participate; just bring your shin guards. Players must wear closedtoe shoes and no metal cleats of any type may be worn (No sandals or bare feet). If you have any questions or for more information, contact Kayla Schuneman or Char Durand at the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueSeason Closer Monday NightBunts Ball Busters padded its league lead with a 13-3 romp over Fresh Legion Crew. This puts the Ball Busters 24 games up on second place Odd Balls. The two teams meet for the last time this season on Monday, February 17. Dave Doane and Bob Buntrock had 4-0 nights for the Ball Busters and Jerry Welker was top scorer for Fresh Legion Crew. Led by Jimbo Gaubatz with three wins over Kevin Pottorf, the Odd Balls squeaked a 9-7 victory over Sandycappers. Doc Lubinski, Ray Walker, and Matt Hall posted two wins each for the Odd Balls, and Jack Dalton, Jeff Brown and John Riegert did the same for the Sandycappers. Three wins each by John Earle and Pete Mindel powered Sanibel Caf to a 9-7 come-from-behind victory over Island Lifers. Steve Gordon won three for the Lifers and Captain Connie Lee surprised all the macho men shooters by splitting with Randy Carson 2-2. The leagues season ending singles tournament is set for Monday, March 24. Players must have shot 20 games or more during the season. Entry fee is $20. Signed up to date are: Tom Walters, Bob Buntrock, John Riegert, Kevin Pottorf, Terry Ricotta, Gator Gates and Matt Hall. February 10 Results Bunts Ball Busters13Fresh Legion Crew3 Odd Balls9Sandycappers7 Sanibel Caf9Island Lifers7 StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 19692 SecondOdd Balls 172116 ThirdSanibel Caf 156132 FourthSandycappers 150138 FifthIsland Lifers 109179 SixthFresh Legion Crew 8120SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2014 Standings through February 10, 2014 Ride 4 Hope Set For February 15Ride 4 Hope, an annual bicycling event that supports Hope HealthCare Services, takes place Saturday, February 15, beginning at Joannes House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, 27200 Imperial Parkway. Participants can choose from a 50-, 25or 10-mile ride, followed by brunch for all riders. Check-in for the event begins at 7 a.m., with the 50-mile ride departing at 7:30 a.m., the 25-mile ride at 8:30 a.m., and the 10-mile ride at 9:30 a.m. The $40 entry donation includes brunch, a Ride 4 Hope T-shirt and gift bag. The annual event was established by Bill Curtis, a longtime Hope volunteer, to honor the memory of loved ones, raise awareness and support those with complex needs related to life-changing illness. Curtis, who rides his age in miles each year, originally asked friends and family to support Hope by riding with him or donating to his favorite charity and the idea of Ride 4 Hope was born. Ride 4 Hope reminds us that the care provided at Hope Hospice helps people live life as fully as possible, offers dignity to every individual, and surrounds families with love, said Curtis. Every dollar raised at Ride 4 Hope benefits Hopes mission of providing exceptional care and support to individuals and their families as they fulfill lifes journey. Ride 4 Hope event sponsors include Trek Bicycle of Estero and Naples, Walgreens, T3, Naples Beach Brewery, 21st Century CARE, Landex, CLA Landscaping Inc. and CRS Technology Consultants. For more information about Ride 4 Hope, registration or sponsorship opportunities, call 489-9164 or visit or com/bonita-springs-fl/cycling/ride-4hope-2014. Bill Curtis center leads a pack of riders during the 2013 Ride 4 Hope ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP DAVID J SASS CPAINDIVIDUAL, CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, ESTATES & TRUSTSAll Federal & State Returns & Accounting ServicesFlorida CPA since 1986239-395-0690 Our email address is


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201418B Evening With The Red Sox To Offer Unique Auction ItemsThe 9th annual Evening with the Red Sox dinner will offer a unique list of silent and live auction items this year, including the ultimate sports lovers trip to watch the Boston Red Sox on Fenways Green Monster, a long weekend in New York City for dinner and a Broadway show, a world-class supercar driving tour through Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas, a New Orleans getaway featuring dinner at Dickey Brennans Steakhouse in the French Quarter, and a wine enthusiasts adventure on a Napa Valley wine train. Benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County (BGCLC), the dinner will be held at JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, on Monday, February 24 at 5:30 p.m. Were excited to offer a long list of topnotch auction items to our guests who come out to support our local Boys & Girls Clubs, said Jim Larkin, general manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower Shops and chairperson for the event. A winning bidder might walk away with a luxury vacation or exclusive experience, but our Boys & Girls Clubs members will be given the ultimate winnings of a brighter future thanks to the committed businesses and individuals for their generous support. The evening will include a cocktail reception with hors doeuvres, beer and wine, silent and live auctions, games and dinner. Red Sox players will also be in attendance signing autographs along with Red Sox Manager and American League Manager of the Year runner-up John Farrell as the special-guest speaker. Last years dinner included autograph signings with Red Sox players Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli as well as Farrell. Funds raised will benefit the BGCLCs after-school programs, which include homework assistance and tutoring, academic enrichment activities, extracurricular clubs, fitness and social recreation, performing arts and civic engagement. Last years Evening with the Red Sox raised more than $90,000, providing more than 30,000 hours of service to more than 420 young people in the Lee County community who later demonstrated academic success, character and leadership development and healthier lifestyles from the agencys programs. There are many at-risk youth in our community who depend the Boys & Girls Clubs to give them a safe and supportive place to turn for long-term success, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer for the BGCLC. This event will help make sure there continues to be such a place for these kids and their future. For the third consecutive year, Ted Todd Insurance has signed on as the presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include the Coca Cola Company, Crowne Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower Shops, Encore Bank, Florida Power and Light Company, JetBlue Airways, the Red Sox Foundation, and Suncoast Beverages. Sponsorships and tables are still available from $1,250 to $10,000. Donations for auction items are also being accepted. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Shannon Lane at 3341886, email or visit O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTA ATTORNEYS AT LAW Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water 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 Way472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE Pedal & Play In ParadiseBicyclists of all skill-levels are invited to Punta Gorda on Saturday, April 5 to Pedal & Play In Paradise, with proceeds benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and TEAM Punta Gorda and its bicycle-friendly initiatives. Participants have five bicycle rides to choose from: 15-mile, 30-mile, 62-mile, a 10-mile Mystery Poker Run and the City Managers/History Tour with Punta Gordas City Manager Howard Kunik. The event is being hosted by TEAM Punta Gorda and The Isles Yacht Club. Laishley Park Pavilions in historic Punta Gorda serves as the hub of activity on April 5. The day will begin with a pre-ride stretch provided by The Yoga Sanctuary at 6:40 a.m., followed by a welcome breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. A full lunch, provided by Wood Street Grille, will be served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Enjoy live music with your lunch, and free beer at noon for those of legal drinking age. Those who preregister for the event by March 25 pay a registration fee of $35 and receive a free commemorative event T-shirt. Registrations between March 26 and April 2 is $40 per person. Day of Event registration is $45 each. Sign-in and registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Laishley Park Pavilions. Riders will be happy to know the 62-, 30and 15-mile rides will not be massstart events. Rest stops will be set up along the way for the morning rides, starting at 8 a.m. The City Managers/ History Tour, which begins at 1 p.m., is $20 and does not include food or rest stops. However, lunch may be purchased for an additional $10. As a special bonus, all morning riders may participate in the City Managers/History Tour at no additional charge. On Friday evening, Yoga For Cyclists, a free class sponsored by The Yoga Sanctuary, will take place at the same Laishley Park Pavilions starting at 6:30 p.m. Sign-up online at, click on Workshops. The City of Punta Gorda was recognized as the 2010 Florida BicycleFriendly Community of the Year by the Florida Bicycle Association, and is the first and only Florida community to offer a free bicycle-loaner program. Called the Yellow Bicycle-Loaner Program, TEAM Punta Gorda led the way by purchasing bicycles and coordinating rental locations. All that is required to loan a bicycle for an hour or a day is a credit card, drivers license and signature of a waiver. Currently, bicycles are available on a space-available basis and can be picked up at five locations: Charlotte Regional Medical Center-Wellness Center, 733 E. Olympia Avenue, Fishermens Village Marina, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Isles Yacht Club, 1780 West Marion Avenue, Laishley Park Municipal Marina, 120 Laishley Court, and The Wyvern Hotel, 101 E. Retta Esplanade. Additional information for Pedal & Play In Paradise can be found online at, at the Pedal & Play Facebook page, www., and by viewing a YouTube video at Pedal And Play 2012. For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau, 18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 502, Port Charlotte, FL 33948; call 941-743-1900 or toll free at 1-800-6526090 for a free Visitors Guide; or visit Every Day YogaJoin your friends and neighbors at the Sanibel Public Library, located at 770 Dunlop Road, on Thursday, February 27 when island resident Nancy Wickham presents her program titled Every Day Yoga.This program is designed for people of all ages and begins at 2 p.m. Call the library at 472-2483 for more information. lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Service that Speaks for ItselfIch spreche Deutsch OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT.


19B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 When youre named as a trustee to a trust, especially a trust in which you are also a beneficiary, you are subjecting yourself to several legal responsibilities of which you need to be keenly aware. The foremost of those responsibilities is the potential conflict of interest that you may have in conducting any aspect of trust business. Suppose, for example, that son is the trustee of fathers trust, as father has become incompetent. Son was named as the successor trustee. Father went so far as to tell his estate attorney that he named son to fill that role because of Sons business acumen. When father dies, son and daughter are the beneficiaries of the trust. Assume further that son is a real estate developer working on a project that needs a cash infusion. The project could result in millions of dollars in profits, but it could also go bust. Son is the confident sort who never expects one of his ventures to fail. Upon examination, the trustee powers contained in the trust document include the power to invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate and business ventures. So is that enough for son to take dads trust assets and invest in the venture? Does it matter if son invests fathers trust as an equity partner buying shares in the venture or if son loans money from fathers trust, effectively making it a creditor of the venture? What should son do? Or should son just keep fathers trusts existing asset mix? Its not such a simple question, right or wrong. Son was correct by first determining whether the trust instrument to determine if he even had the power to act as trustee to make such an investment. But the power alone is not enough. Assume, for example, that son intends to invest $750,000 of fathers trust into the real estate venture. If the total value of fathers trust approximates $1.5 million, then son would be investing an unusually large percentage of the whole into a risky venture. This would probably fall outside of the prudent investor rules that son should follow as trustee. The prudent investor rules (Chapter 518 of the Florida Statutes) indicate that a trustee should act reasonably given the risk tolerance of the beneficiaries, the investment portfolio mix and the goals of the trust. To take such a large amount of fathers trust to put into a risky real estate venture would likely fall outside of the prudent investor rules. Assume, instead, that fathers trust is worth $5 million and that father made his money in real estate ventures before turning the family business over to son. Now it would appear that a $750,000 venture may not fall so blatantly outside of the prudent investor statutes. But what if daughter is uncomfortable with the decision to so invest? Could that change our conclusion? As trustee, son not only has a duty to father to ensure that the trust is properly used for fathers benefit for the rest of his life, but son also has a duty to the remainder beneficiaries including daughter. Daughters risk tolerance should also be considered when making trust and investment decisions. In addition to the prudent investor rules, son has the obligation to account to all qualified beneficiaries of the trust. In my example, son himself and daughter are qualified beneficiaries even though they are not vested, meaning that their interest in the trust property is not certain until fathers death. The accounting not only must report the income, capital gains, losses and expenses of the trust, but must also report material transactions. The material transaction would likely include the real estate venture. What if daughter objects to the transaction? Can she block it? Since son is the trustee, he is the one who decides where to invest the trust assets. If daughter has enough lead time she could conceivably file a court action to stop the investment. Usually, however, the trustee has already made the investment. In this case, if the deal doesnt work out then son would likely have personal liability to daughter should she sue based on breach of fiduciary responsibilities. Finally, lets take the worst case scenario where son simply takes fathers trust money for his own use and never reports it to daughter. When a beneficiary suspects that the trustee is using the trust property and assets for his own use and not for the express purposes of the trust, the proper course of action is to file an action to remove the trustee. From time to time Ill receive a call from a beneficiary of a trust complaining that they dont have enough information to even determine whether their suspicions of improper activity are taking place. In these instances the beneficiary should demand an accounting, as is their right under Florida law and most other states laws. The accounting should indicate whether the beneficiarys suspicions are true or not. If true, then the next steps of removing the trustee and seeking retribution payments back to the trust would be appropriate. One can now see how important the selection of a trustee is. Dont take this choice lightly, as a high degree of wisdom, integrity and judgment is constantly necessary when making daily decisions. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerSon Using Fathers Trust For Personal Advantage?by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate recognized its top producers for the month of January. 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The variety of dining options on Sanibel and Captiva just keeps getting better. For their size, the islands offer an extensive culinary array all making the most of the areas fresh and abundant seafood and local produce. Youll find everything from burgers to barbecue, bistro style, Italian, Mexican, American, classic deli fare, organic, vegan, gluten-free, caf food and Caribbean. In this column, each week you will be able to stay updated on our local dining establishments and what theyre offering and get the scoop on the island dining scene, whether its fine or casual, take-out or frozen desserts.w Michael Binkowski, server, and Carlo Mucciga, bartender at Traditions On The Beach RESTAURANTS CIPS PLACE Cips Place is named for the late Jimmy Cipriani, a longtime islander and owner of the property on which the restaurant sits. Jimmy always made time for a good conversation, good company and great food. In Jimmys memory, Cips styles itself as a local watering hole. A mural that takes up an entire wall shows lots of islanders through the ages including Cip and if you dont recognize them all, ask to see the key. Food choices range from comfort to culinary with some Caribbean and island favorites as well. And do try the home-made potato chips, the fried buttermilk chicken with sage gravy and the snapper tacos. Choose between the outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse has many great options for locals and tourists alike. It is open seven nights a week with daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring two-for-one drinks and $4.95 appetizers. For early diners, theres a three-course prix fixe menu for $35 including a cocktail. In addition to an updated wine list, seasonal house-infused liquors such as strawberry-jalapeo tequila, blood orange vodka and cucumber gin are available. The menu features steaks and seafood, including a six-ounce filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat finished with Hollandaise and served with of asparagus and choice of potato; Parmesan-crusted seabass served with mushroom risotto and finished with a creamy dill sauce. Save room for dessert though, because whether you are a chocolate lover or Key lime pie fan, Chips has something for every sweet tooth. CHIPS SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE BAILEYS GENERAL STOREBaileys General Store has a full deli, bakery, daily lunch specials, take out and catering for cook-outs, picnics and parties. This is the oldest supermarket on the islands, established long before a causeway linked Sanibel to the mainland. The bakery has freshly made donuts, scones and breads. The deli offers a variety of hot foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering services for special events. Services include shopping for your groceries and delivering them to your home or vacation destination. If you are on a gluten-free diet, pick up the extensive list of gluten-free products near the entrance to the supermarket. The Coffee Bar at Baileys serves espresso based drinks, hot chocolate, smoothies and specialty coffees. BLUE GIRAFFEBlue Giraffe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This restaurant offers casual island dining seven days a week from a menu featuring fresh local seafood, chowders, salads and steaks. Besides dessert choices, you can get hand-dipped Edys Grand Ice Cream. Dine outside on the boardwalk or inside at handpainted tables decorated by a local artist, or sit at the full liquor bar for a mixed drink, glass of wine or cold beer. ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun THE DUNES RESTAURANT You may not be aware that the restaurant at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel is open to the public for lunch and dinner. The clubhouse offers great views of the lush greens and fairways and the sunsets are spectacular. Theres a new gourmet chef on board, a brand new lunch menu and sunset dinner specials every night. In addition, there are comedy nights, wine dinners, trivia nights, murder mysyteries and Name that Tune. CROW'S NEST AT TWEEN WATERS INNThe Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn is a more casual place than its sister the Old Captiva House. Its home to the famed Captiva Crab Races on Mondays and Thursdays and is a popular venue for live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a nightly happy hour. DOC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLEDoc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites best-selling mystery novels. This summer, in addition to its Sanibel restaurant, Doc Fords added a Captiva location, in Chadwicks Square. GRAMMA DOTSGramma Dots, the only dockside dining on Sanibel, offers a lunch and dinner menu seven days a week from Sanibels only Seaside Saloon where you can leisurely dine at the Sanibel Marina in view of luxury yachts and modest fishing boats and watch the comings and goings of seagoing folk and fishermen. The menu features a full line of only fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more. Appropriate dress is required. If youre arriving by boat, check in with dockmaster for a lunch slip, monitor VHF 16. You can tie up for a night or two at the available dockage if you wish. Gramma Dots is open daily at 11:30 a.m. For dinner, arrive before 8 p.m. IL CIELOChef Neil Griffin and his team are reinventing Il Cielo to bring diners creative American cuisine and internationally inspired specials in an upscale casual atmosphere. From locally caught fish, American lamb and grass-finished beef to farm fresh organic produce, there is a thoughtfully-prepared dish on the menu for everyone. Visit us to see whats new at Il Cielo.. GREEN FLASHThe Green Flash has marvelous waterfront views of Captivas bayside and Pine Island Sound. The Green Flash was built on the site of the historic Timmys Nook, opened in 1950. Fittingly, seafood dominates the menu, although other options are offered as well. The Green Flash is easily navigable by boat and is located southwest of Marker 38 on the Intracoastal Waterway. Hours are daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for dinner. GREAT WHITE GRILLThe Great White Grill is a sports bar featuring 29 beers on tap and a good wine list. Its home of The Steel Curtain Pizza. Theres free pizza delivery too. The Great White carries the TV Baseball package and the NFL package for sports enthusiasts and has arcade games for kids of all ages. The regular menu includes hand-cast fresh dough pizza, wings, fries, chicken fingers, salads, gyros, sandwiches and burgers. Check out the Pittsburgh Salad, which consists of grilled chicken, French fries, cheddar cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and onions on a bed of lettuce. GREENHOUSE GRILLThe Greenhouse Grill offers happy hour pricing on a special appetizer of the day as well as beer and wine by the glass from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. The menu stretches from fresh salads, homemade soups and grilled black Angus burgers to pasta, steaks and fresh seafood. A must-have is the signature dish of the house, bouillabaisse, a medley of six seafoods prepared in a light broth of fresh aromatic herbs. All meals focus on fresh seasonal ingredients. You can sit under the market umbrellas on the pet-friendly patio or inside the quaint and casual dining room. The grill is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations appreciated and carry out orders are welcome. GEORGE & WENDY'S SEAFOOD GRILLEGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille features live music Fridays and Saturdays and Karaoke on Thursdays. Specials include prime rib on Tuesdays for $18, snow crab legs on Wednesdays for $18, and Friday night fish fry, $15. Happy hour is celebrated from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The full bar has an extensive wine list, 20 beers on tap, local, domestic and craft beer, mojitos, martinis and tropical favorites. Football specials are served in the bar area during NFL games and Saturday college games. Food specials include 50-cent wings, $1.50 sliders and $2 20B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 chili cheese jumbo hot dog. For $5, choose from pretzels with beer cheese, chicken quesadilla, jalapeno poppers, loaded cheese fries or bratwurst. Cheese flatbread is $6. Drink specials include $1 Jello shots, $2 drafts of Bud Light and Yuengling, $2 bottles of Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, Millter Lite and Rolling Rock, and $2 off all wines by the glass. Bloody Marys are $3. There are free Jello shots with each Chicago or Buffalo touchdown. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are an island favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. BENNETTS FRESH ROAST Bennetts Fresh Roast has prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch doughnuts made daily and serving fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans resulting in the most flavorful and freshest cup of coffee around. Bennetts also offers fresh desserts including praline bread pudding, lemon bars and pies and packaged whole bean or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. On the weekends, Bennetts Strata, a layered baked breakfast dish, is a regular sellout. Tea lovers can choose from a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Lunch offerings including paninis, soups, sandwiches, three signature salads and Bennetts Chicken & Donut and Donut Dog.


To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 continued on page 22B21B ISLAND SUN FEBRUAR 14, 2014 MATZALUNA ITALIAN KITCHENIn the mood for pizza? Matzaluna Italian Kitchen has a wood-fired oven to bake authentic pizzas, including gluten-free ones. Thats in addition to a big selection including over 20 combinations of pasta dinners from $11.95 (including soup or salad and fresh baked bread), affordable veal, tender chicken, choice steaks and seafood (Italian style) in a casual marketlike setting. Gluten-free pizza is also available. Matzaluna recently added craft beers on tap. On Wine Wednesdays, every bottle priced $25 and over will be discounted by $8 all evening. Hours are 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. daily and happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. LAZY FLAMINGOThe Lazy Flamingo is a famed island hang-out with two Sanibel locations: one at 1036 Periwinkle Way, the other the original at 6520 Pine Avenue, near Blind Pass. If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water! is the Flamingos motto. And that includes, shrimp, grouper, oysters, conch fritters and chowder as well as chicken. The Flamingo Bread and the Caesar Salad are signature items. Pull up a stool to the rustic bar or take a high or low table. The interior feels like the inside of an old pirate ship with its portholes and hewn wood surfaces. The atmosphere is definitely casual and beer is available by the bottle, on draft or by the pitcher. Jerrys Restaurant and Deli in Jerrys Market is the next best thing to dining in a tropical garden. This family-style restaurant has large windows to view the lush garden with caged tropical birds that are favorites with visitors and residents. Daily specials are offered in the spacious restaurant and you can order a sandwich or hot food from the deli or help yourself at the wellstocked salad bar to take out. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. JERRYS RESTAURANT AND DELI MUCKY DUCK The Mucky Duck may well be the most famous restaurant on the islands due to its longevity and quirky name. Then theres the fabulous sunsets. Patrons gladly wait on the beach for tables this place draws crowds sipping cocktails and beverages until they can take their seats. Reservations are not accepted. The Duck is open for lunch and dinner, serving fresh seafood, pub-style food, sandwiches, steaks and other items. Old Captiva House at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, offers romantic sunset dining in an historic setting with live piano music. Executive Chef Jason Miller prepares New Florida island favorites, tropical seafoods, classic meats and daily fresh-baked breads and pastries, served with an extensive selection of wines, liquors and coffees. First built as a one-room school for children of Captivas pioneer settlers, the Old Captiva House still reflects much of its original charm from white French doors to hardwood floors to the Gulf of Mexico sunset that streams through the western windows. Its collection of famed cartoonist JN Ding Darlings 1930s whimsical vacation illustrations has led to its designation as a landmark in Southwest Florida. OLD CAPTIVA HOUSE AT TWEEN WATERS INNOver Easy Caf is a pet-friendly place with indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast and lunch. The covered patio is a popular spot. Choose from 22 different Eggs Benedict, scramblers and omelettes, 11 pancakes and French toast choices, 15 egg specialties and wraps, eight salads and 26 sandwiches and burgers, plus baked goods. Beer and wine is available. Breakfast is served all day. Summer hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. OVER EASY CAF SANIBEL BEANThe Sanibel Bean coffee shop is java central on Sanibel Island. With its indoor and outdoor seating and free wi-fi, its a popular venue for laptop-toting coffee lovers to relax and check their inboxes, have breakfast or lunch or recharge the batteries in the afternoon. Besides a big selection of coffee from around the globe and a variety of coffee drinks, The Bean has tea and other beverages and a variety of hearty sandwiches, pastries and muffins, plus other light fare. ROSIES CAF & GRILLRosie's repertoire includes crab cakes, grouper and shrimp entrees and steaks with all the trimmings, Southwestern dishes such as burritos and fajitas, soup and sandwich combos, and salads. Among the most popular items is Rosies Famous Cheese Steak made from shaved rib eye, grilled mushrooms, onions and green peppers, Ultimate Cuban and Classic Reuben, home-made muffins and cinnamon rolls and Key lime pie, root beer floats and banana splits. A childrens menu and carry-out are also available and outdoor seating is available. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week with two-for-one draft beer and wine and a menu that starts at $4.50 for items such as nachos with cheese and salsa and $5.50 wings and chicken tenders. The ice cream bar has 20+ flavors of locally made Royal Scoop ice cream. POCOLOCO Need a pick-me-up? Looking for some downtime? Either way, your best bet is PocoLoco on the tropical courtyard at Jerry's Center. Indoors or out you will savor gourmet coffee, tea, signature sandwiches, pastries, or a cone of the region's most popular ice cream, Love Boat. PocoLoco is the Sanibel source for this ice cream and always features a couple dozen delicious favors. Stop by, sit in the sunshine and chatter with six cheerful parrots for a unique and memorable experience. IL TESOROIl Tesoro serves authentic Italian food with the taste and feel of a Tuscan holiday, according to owner Chef AJ Black. He infuses flavors from the old world to the new world of cooking using only fresh seasonal ingredients to bring his dishes to life. Daily specials focus on pairing authentic meals with a bold array of fine Italian wines. Il Tesoro (The Treasure) serves dinner seven nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. ISLAND COWThe Island Cow is a family favorite with its colorful indoor and outdoor seating and live entertainment. Come as our guests leave as our friends! is the motto. The Cow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood and meats and has an extensive childrens menu. Starbucks coffee is also on the menu. Breakfast is served between 7 and 11 a.m. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JACARANDAThe Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge is a Sanibel mainstay. with a reputation for fine seafood and steaks. Dinner is served year round and starting Tuesday, November 12, the Jacaranda will be serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can eat inside or outside on the pretty patio with its fairy lights and tropical vegetation. The Jac Bar with its live music nightly is the unofficial HQ for Sanibels social scene. The patio lounge menu includes a selection of happy apps for $5.95 and half price drinks during happy hour, 5 to 7 p.m. There is also a raw bar. Craig R. Hersch | Attorney, CPA Estate Planning Wills Revocable Trusts Durable Powers of Attorney Probate & Trust Administrations Irrevocable Trusts including modifying problem trusts Elder Law ServicesWhy not take the time to protect it for your loved ones?YOUVE WORKED HARD TO EARN AND SAVE ITCall 239-334-1141 for a FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide Celebrating 90 Years Serving Southwest Florida Florida Bar Board Certied Wills, Trusts & Estate Specialist Will Power Columnist 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 | 239-334-1141


From page 21BRestaurants22B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured starting at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 7 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, David Christian, funk, pop and top s; Wednesday, Trevor, with contemporary top s and reggae; Thursday, Malibu Duo, contemporary, reggae and dance; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has rock music tonight, Friday, by Marty Stokes & The Captiva Blues Band; Saturday, its Robbie Hutto, guitar and vocals. Sunday Jazz Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. The Jewmaicans are playing at The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, Friday and Saturday LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free menu in addition to regular choices, along with pizza and wings, Boars Head meats, frozen yogurt and ice cream. There is indoor seating as well as outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas, and free wi-fi. SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY SANIBEL GRILLThe Sanibel Grill has 19 big screen TVs with satellite TV tuned to every televised sporting event. The Grill shares a kitchen with The Timbers, serving the same fresh seafood, along with burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Crunchy Grouper and Crunchy Shrimp are signature dishes. SANIBEL SPROUTThe Sanibel Sprout is the islands only health food store and vegetarian/vegan gourmet take-out eatery. Fresh organic juices, smoothies and pure, clean food is their hallmark and Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Let Medicine Be Thy Food is their motto. Juices: Emerald Island, Pink Citrus Sunrise, Carrot Zinger, Garden Goodness and Sweet Sails including shots and elixirs. Smoothies: Chocolate Pecan Bliss, Strawberry Kiss, Mango Morning, Emerald Mermaid and Chakra Sunrise. SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPASundial Beach Resort has undergone a $5 million renovation and is celebrating its first winter season open to the public in five years with three new restaurants and a new chef specializing in fresh gulf seafood and other culinary creations. Diners may choose from Waterview for an elegant dinner or the more casual Sea Breeze Caf. Both have panoramic beach and gulf views. A specialty is the Clay Pot Baked Mediterranean Gulf Grouper. Sea Breeze Caf features al fresco dining with an all-day menu served from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. or theres a gulf view dining experience in Waterview from 5 to 10 p.m. At Turtles Beach & Pool Bar, diners can choose from menu selections from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. An all-you-can-eat poolside barbecue buffet is available every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. There is entertainment in Sea Breeze Caf from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for Margarita Monday and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. and at Turtles Beach & Pool Bar every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. There are two happy hours daily: Turtles from 3 to 5 p.m. and Sea Breeze Caf from 5 to 7 p.m. with appetizers from $3 to $8 and beverages from $3 to $5. TRADITIONS ON THE BEACHTraditions on the Beach is one of the few Sanibel restaurants with beachfront dining. The menu features Italian and Mediterranean cuisine based on fresh local seafood, meats and produce. Dining is from 5 p.m. until late and there is live entertainment most nights for listening and dancing. Besides fish and steaks, youll find Moroccan Lamb, roast duck, Texas Wild Boar Saddle and veal. Pasta, grilled items and a raw bar round out the menu. Theres an attractive bar area also serving food and an extensive wine and cocktail list. TRADERS STORE & CAFETraders is unique in that is combines a bustling restaurant with a large shopping emporium selling casual clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decorating and gift items, books and lamps. The restaurant serves bistro style food with an island flair with offerings such as black beans and rice, blackened fish and fresh salads from an open kitchen. Theres no fryer in this place! The tables are freshly wrapped in white paper for each party and theres a pot of colored crayons for doodling, whether youre an adult or a child. Traders has been around long enough to have become a favored local hang-out. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Theres live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Danny Morgan and Wednesdays with Chris Workman. ZEBRA FROZEN YOGURTThis bold and bright cafe/store offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors try the caramel sea salt pretzel with more than 50 toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, chopped candy and sprinkles. Other offerings include milk shakes, smoothies and frappes. Zebra has indoor and outdoor seating. The store recently added frozen yogurt to go, by the pint and quart. Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project SANIBEL CAFEThis longtime Sanibel restaurant specializes in island-style cooking in its open air kitchen. Patrons love the unique tables, which are fashioned from fossil seashells displayed in beautiful patterns in handmade shadow boxes. Home-made jams are popular. The caf is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. In the winter season, dinner is served Monday through Saturday, 4:30 to 8 p.m. TIMBERS RESTAURANT & FISH MARKETThe Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and the adjoining Sanibel Grill are mainstays of the island dining scene, boasting 35 years of fresh fish on Sanibel Island. The restaurant offers 13 dinners for $15 daily before 5:30 p.m. plus a large selection of local seafood such as grilled shrimp, fried grouper, oysters, clams and crab cakes. Besides specializing in fresh local seafood, the restaurant has a seafood market that opens at 11 a.m. (except Sunday, when its 2 p.m.) Meals: soups, kale salad with creamy avocado chipotle dressing, coconut quinoa salad, pesto quinoa pasta, arugula salad with figs, pine nuts and raspberry, hummus, tuna, corn chips and guacamole, almond butter and homemade jam, bananas and coconut on sunflower bread, raw artisan crackers. Watch for daily specials. Custom meals can be ordered. Catering available. The Sanibel Sprouts juice bar attracts a lively crowd of health conscious islanders and visitors, and the daily lunch specials are very popular. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday closed.


23B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 to close. Tuesday is Open Mic Night from 8 to 11 p.m. with guitar and vocal performances by various local artists. The John Allender Band will be entertaining Wednesday. Karaoke is Thursdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. 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. This weeks lineup at Traditions on the Beach at the Island Inn includes: Friday, Valentines Day with Joe McCormick and singer Barbara Smith, with all ladies receiving a complimentary rose; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan with the sounds of Broadway, Latin hits and all styles of popular dance music; Sunday, Pianoman Joe McCormick with favorites and smooth vocal stylings, R&B, jazz and pop; Monday, Mike Arnone, The Jersey Kid,, piano and vocals; Tuesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals accompanied by Barbara Smith; Wednesday, Jazz Night with the Freestyle Jazz Quartet; and Thursday, Mike Arnone, The Jersey Kid, piano and vocals. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Scott McDonald plays piano every Friday and Saturday at Il Cielos Cloud 9 Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. McDonald, a Sanibel resident, has had a long music career including being pianist for singer Andy Williams. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature the Jewmaicans Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Taylor Stokes is playing Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Crab races take place Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. for families and 9 p.m. for adults. The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, features music by Mark Dupuy on Mondays; Rich Lancaster, Wednesdays; Gene Federico, Thursdays and Saturdays; and Bu ckeye K en, Fridays. Sea Breeze Cafe at Sundial Beach Resort features the Danny Morgan Band Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. as well as live entertainment on Saturdays at the same time. Turtles Beach & Pool Bar at Sundial Beach Resort features live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. with Danny Morgan performing on Fridays. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Bu ckeye Ken. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to or 395-2299. Boutique Has International Clothing, Toysby Anne MitchellWith her public relations profession taking her for long stints in Europe and other foreign lands, its no wonder that Joelle Ziemian has assembled a truly cosmopolitan collection of clothing, toys and books for her new career as a childrens boutique owner. She opened Ickle Pickle at 2427 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, last November, after moving here from Washington, D.C. She brings social consciousness to her endeavor and says with very few exceptions, the clothes she carries are from companies in Europe and elsewhere with fair labor standards. She said, I also strive to buy clothes manufactured in the U.S. and I carry two lines that are actually made in New Yorks garment district. Boxes of spring and summer clothes are arriving now. Swimsuits from Stella Cove, Kate Mack, Lilotati, and Submarine line the racks and in the weeks ahead, more clothes for boys and girls will arrive from Denmark, France and the U.K., as well as from New Orleans and Manhattan. There are colorful swimsuits and beach cover-ups for girls from South America. The clothing ranges from classic to funky, practical to fanciful; beautifully tailored sailor-inspired sets for toddlers to grown up. One-shouldered maxi dresses and ankle length bandeau dresses are part of a selection for tweenies, pre-teen girls who want more fashionable styles. All the toys are from European lines and they include charmingly old-fashioned wooden items, Waldorf dolls from Russia, exquisite stuffed mice in period clothing and boldly colored finger puppets from Germany. I tell customers that theres not a piece of plastic in the store, Ziemien said. We carry Maileg, Haba, Hape, Moulin Roty, Sevi, Kathe Kruse, Ogas Boats (a small German company that hand makes wooden boats that float and sail), and a French line called Villac that is only recently available in the U.S. Villac makes toys from wood that is sustainably grown in France. All the toys are designed to spur imaginative and creative play, Ziemian said. In opening the shop and buying its toys, clothing and books, I have been guided by the imperative that the items must be special and unique, and in many cases, one of a kind. That is the reason Ickle Pickle offers items that cannot easily be bought elsewhere. Many of my lines are small and in the next few weeks two beautiful French collections and a British one will be arriving. The quality of the books is very important to Ziemian, a former journalist and TV reporter. The titles I carry are largely serious and respectful of children and their ideas. There are books about bugs, how animals work, how whales and dolphins communicate, and why sharks are crucial for oceans health. The recent Newberry winner, Flora and Ulysses is on my shelves as well as a few Caldecott finalists, Ziemian said. Customers can find a book about knights, planets, construction sites and a picture book about how families can be different. Theres a flower press set from France. In December, 2012, Ziemian adopted a little girl from Russia and says that life change spurred her desire for a different kind of life and led to the decision to open a childrens store on Sanibel, where her parents have a home. She caters to children from three months to 10 years and says shes had customers from all over the U.S. as well as England, Germany, Ukraine, Scotland and Ireland. We love that they marvel at the uniqueness of our items and stay in touch with us through email and Facebook, she said. The name Ickle Pickle comes from one of Shel Silversteins poems in the 1971 book, Where the Sidewalk Ends A selection of European clothing at Ickle Pickle The dressing room is designed to look like a train station waiting room A Waldorf doll from Russia French long-legged doll Read us online at Fashion Show At TradersTraders Store & Cafe is hosting its first fashion show, February Fashion Flair, on Monday, February 17 at 3 p.m. Clothing will be featured from designers such as Pretty Woman, Charlie Paige, Lily, Alabama Girl, Simi, Step In Style and Bamboo Threads. The models are mostly Sanibel ladies, including Leslie Adams, Nancy Dreher, Anne Mitchell, Marian Shelton, Merrill Taylor, Maureen Valiquette, Connie Walters and Christa Wilson. Admission is complimentary, but reservations are requested. For reservations, call Traders at 472-7242. Examples of the fashions that will be modeled on February 17

PAGE 79 14,337 associates. 680 oces. 53 countries worldwide. 20 locations along the Gulf Coast.Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. 01/29/14 16682 Captiva Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p $11,900,000 CAPTIVA 3411 West Gulf Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $3,740,000 SANIBEL 11340 Longwater Chase Court Augustina Holtz 914.648.8888 $2,997,000 FORT MYERS 11522 Andy Rosse Lane Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 CAPTIVA 2984 Wulfert Road Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 SANIBEL 428 Bella Vista Way East Augustina Holtz 914.648.8888 p $1,986,000 SANIBEL 2514 Blind Pass Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,398,500 SANIBEL 2543 Tropical Way Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,100,000 SANIBEL 11851 Cypress Links Drive Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 $899,000 GATEWAY 2449 Harbour Lane Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $878,000 SANIBEL 1 Island Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 p $749,000 FORT MYERS 101 Fairview Avenue Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $749,000 FORT MYERS Shores at Gulf Harbour III #417 Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 $475,000 FORT MYERS Island Reef Club #103 Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $380,000 FORT MYERS BEACH 11359 Pond Cypress Street Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 $275,000 FORT MYERS BROAD AVENUE .. 390 Broad Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 FIFTH AVENUE 776 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 505 Naples, FL 34102 MARCO ISLAND .n. 760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 Marco Island, FL 34145 THE VILLAGE .n.nn 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 Naples, FL 34103 THE GALLERY 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 Naples, FL 34103 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS SALES CENTER .n. 1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 34105 THE PROMENADE ..ttt 26811 South Bay Drive, Suite 130 Bonita Springs, FL 34134 SANIBEL 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 1 Sanibel, FL 33957 BONITA BAY SALES CENTER 26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 34134 RENTALS .n. 1395 Panther Lane, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34109 VANDERBILT .f. 325 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34108 MERCATO SALES CENTER 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 34108 VENICE .. 400 Barcelona Avenue Venice, FL 34285 THE PLAZA AT FIVE POINTS .n.ttt 50 Central Avenue, Suite 110 Sarasota, FL 34236 CAPTIVA .f.fb 11508 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 LONGBOAT KEY ..ftt 546 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228 ST. PETERSBURG 102 2nd Avenue NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701 LAKEWOOD RANCH .tb.f 8141 Lakewood Main Street, Suite 101 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 No other Florida brokerage even comes close. We are in the business of exceeding your expectations and we are certainly here to stay. With $2.3 billion in total closed sales volume in 2012, we rank 37th in the list of the 500 largest U.S. real estate brokerages as shown in the prestigious Real Trends 500 report.are Premier Sothebys International Realty CLEARWATER 321 Indian Rocks Road North Belleair Blus, FL 33770 SOUTH TAMPA .b.f 202 South Moody Avenue Tampa, FL 33609 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201424B 25B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201426B From page 1BArbor Daybusinessman, volunteer and innumerable island projects. He was a World War II veteran, the Arbor Day booklet noted. His jovial demeanor and welcoming stance for all residents and newcomers alike made him a friend to everyone who crossed his path. He will long be remembered as the face of Sanibel. The 2014 Arbor Day ABC Book, whose front cover was designed by Camryn Peach, included an Arbor Dayinspired alphabet written by the entire third grade class, including a slash pine tree study by Riley Johnson. Welcome and narration for the Arbor Day program was by Burke White and Jackson McKee. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Milena Weigel, Bailey Drobnyk, Lilly Doster and Camryn Peach. The song, Wonders of the Earth, was performed by the entire class under the direction of Joe Angelo. Riley Johnson and Lilly Doster read the short story, What Is Arbor Day? The class also thanked Berdenna Thompson, Richard Muench, Charlie Long, Richard Finkel and the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. In addition, each third grader received a slash pine to care for and study throughout the school year. Those trees will be planted on the schools campus in May. Third graders from The Sanibel School, joined by Richard and Mead Johnson from Baileys General Store and principal Barbara Von Harten, planted a slash pine in honor of Francis Bailey on Arbor Day photos by Maureen McMenemy Students dig a hole for the tree The Francis Bailey slash pine New Financial Firm On SanibelSanibel Blue Financial opened its doors on January 1. Owner Debra Almeida offers professional assistance with life insurance, annuities, long-term care, disability, IRAs, 401ks and investments. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Almeida comes from a nonprofit background. She moved to Sanibel in 1999 and worked for the City of Sanibel Building Department. A master symphonic singer, she served as a cantor at St. Isabel Catholic Church, sang at Sanibel Community Church and became a member of the BIG ARTS Community Chorus. She volunteered at The Soup Kitchen in Fort Myers and became COO of Community Cooperative Ministries. She pursued a career in financial planning and worked for a firm in Fort Myers. At Sanibel Blue Financial, she partners with the best in the industry, from New York City to Orlando, offering financial guidance that benefits individuals at all stages of life. Almeida sits on the board of directors for the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club, one of the largest service organizations in the world. She is the first woman ever appointed to the board. Sanibel Blue Financial is located in the back of The Village Shops. Debi Almeida New Convenient Care LocationLee Memorial Health System has opened a new Convenient Care center in Fort Myers at 16230 Summerlin Boulevard. Suite 215. It has 25 exam rooms, including three procedure rooms for laceration repair and abscesses. Convenient Care offers an alternative to the emergency for treatment of nonlife threatening injury or illness. They can treat sprains, strains, cuts, rashes, cold and flu, auto and work-related injuries, and school or sports physicals. They can also handle broken bones and x-rays as long as the bone has not broken through the skin. Convenient Care is helpful for individuals who dont have a primary care physician, and its a great alternative to using the emergency department for non-life-threatening medical issues especially during season, said Kris Fay, chief administrative officer of Lee Physician Group. It gives the community immediate access to quality, hospital-affiliated health care provided by our trusted Lee Physician Group physicians and skilled nurses. Convenient Care centers are located throughout Lee County and are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days per week (except some major holidays). For more information, visit www. Showcase Your Products At GreenFestBusinesses offering environmentally friendly and sustainable products and services can reserve a space for Edison State Colleges 6th annual GreenFest Expo, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Edison State College Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway in Naples. Six years ago, the GreenFest Expo was started as the joint project of a student group and Collier campus faculty, said Dr. Kirk Otto, science lab technician, Edison State College Collier Campus. We saw a need to better educate both our student body and the community about a more sustainable lifestyle. By incorporating sustainability into our lives, not only are we helping to make the community, state, country and world a better place for our children and grandchildren, we also save money and live a better, healthier life in the process. Fees are free for non-profit exhibitors and $100 for private exhibitors. For a registration form or more information, call 239-732-3743 or email kirk.otto@ Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


27B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Highlights From The Sanibel-Captiva Heart, Stroke & Wellness Walk Representing Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, from left, Dr. Eric Eason, Pauline Mischio, Zuri Friensen, Haley and Ella Littlejohn Cutting the ribbon to start Sundays walk to benefit the American Heart Association were kids from Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida photos by Jeff Lysiak Molly Spain, Lee County Heart Walk director Art Cassell thanked the sponsors of the first-time event Sponsor Al Hanser of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Nicole McHale, Art Cassell, Gloria Hannan and Steve Brown Walk participants from Bat-Yam Temple of the Islands Sjoma Waks, Dave Waks, Sandy Teger, Allison Teger and Fred Teger


28B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 FGCU Center Celebrating 10th Anniversarysubmitted by Kevin Bedson, CESE Student AssistantThe 10-year history of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education has been filled with exciting events, passionate lectures and prestigious guests. Its signature event, the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture, has brought celebrated speakers and fascinating topics to Southwest Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University. The annual lecture seeks to engage the public in discussions on sustainability, ethics, and democracy, with scholars and intellectuals. Previous Rachel Carson Distinguished Lectures have featured acclaimed artists, authors and educators such as Terry Tempest Williams, David W. Orr, Homero Aridjis, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Akpezi Ogbuigwe, Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Barbra Kingsolver, Alison Hawthorn Deming and Steven C. Rockefeller. For last years Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture, the center brought world-renowned poet Mary Oliver to Sanibel. Her descriptive, inquisitive and inspiring poetry made strong connections to the natural world and captivated an audience of nearly 400. This year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Series, we have invited actress Kaiulani Lee to perform her one-woman show, A Sense of Wonder, in which she takes on the role of Rachel Carson. It is the story of Carsons profound love for the natural world and her fight to defend it. It is the story of the extremely private Rachel Carson thrust into the role of controversial public figure. The public is invited for this special event. Lee will perform Friday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Schein Performance Hall at BIG ARTS on Sanibel. Immediately following the performance the center will have its 10th anniversary celebration in Phillips Gallery at BIG ARTS. The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education is a scholarly center located at Florida Gulf Coast University. It works toward realizing the dream of a sustainable and peaceful future for Earth. To be added to the mailing list or to reserve seating for the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture, email or call 590-7444. Kaiulani Lee Barbara Kingsolver Mary Evelyn Tucker Heila Lotz-Sisitka Homero Aridjis Akpezi Ogbuigwe David Orr Terry Tempest Williams Steven C. Rockefeller Center Director Peter Blaze Corcoran with Mary Oliver Alison Hawthorne Deming Our email address is


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201430B School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son is in seventh grade and is highly gifted. We lived in another state while he was in elementary school and he was able to participate in a more challenging curriculum, but nothing like that is available where we are currently. How can I help him get more challenging classwork? Louisa M., Florida Louisa, You have described a very typical problem that most students who are intellectually gifted face during their school careers. Gifted students are defined in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as those who give evidence of high achievement capability and who need services and activities not ordinarily provided by the school to fully develop those capabilities. One reason that may be contributing to a lack of attention to gifted is the need for students to perform well on standardized tests and generally policies such as Merit pay. Andy Smarick, a partner at the nonprofit Bellwether Education Partners and author of the September guidebook Closing Americas HighAchievement Gap says that, Policy support that vacillated between gifted and struggling students for several decades is now firmly behind getting low-achievers up to speed. Another stumbling block in serving gifted students is about funding. The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) estimates that there are three million academically gifted students in K-12 schools. However, federal funding for gifted programs doesnt exist, and almost all decisions about gifted education are made at the state or district level. Just 26 states require some form of program for gifted students, according to a 2013 National Association for Gifted Learning report. The only states with fully funded gifted student mandates are Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi and Oklahoma. There are some solutions to serving the gifted that are not expensive although they do take time and personnel to implement and monitor according to the NAGC. For example, some high schools partner with local colleges to offer students dual enrollment programs, often at no cost to the district or students family. These courses give bright students the opportunity to do college-level work and have the more appropriate academic challenges they need. Other solutions include ability grouping, which is essentially placing students together according to their achievement levels in class. Although this is currently not a very popular option, it is beneficial for the more advanced students. Schools can also allow advanced students to compact their curriculums by skipping units, courses, or even grade levels to keep them engaged. Schools are increasingly augmenting their curriculum with online coursework, which allows all students to work at their own pace. Collegelevel Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are another resource for high school students in need of a challenge. Teachers can access these courses through providers such as Coursera, Udemy and iTunes U, among others. It sounds that you might need to confer with your sons counselor to see if his school can and will provide alternate programming to help meet his academic needs. 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 Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Scholarship Deadline ApproachesThe Southwest Florida Community Foundations scholarship application process for the 2014-15 school year will end on Saturday, March 1 at midnight. Approximately $400,000 in scholarship money is available from 37 scholarships for local high-school seniors and 22 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students from Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties through the SWFLCF scholarship funds. Students interested in applying for a scholarship can access the E-Apply online scholarship application tool through the SWFLCFs website at on the Scholarships page. Students can also find a tutorial about how to create and submit the online application. Students may apply for multiple scholarships and are given the option to upload transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation and financial documentation (if required). For needbased scholarships, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Thanks to supportive donors who value the importance of post-secondary education, we offer a variety of scholarships including those for vocational or specialized training schools, as well as for attendance at colleges and universities, said Anne Douglas, regional initiatives director for the SWFLCF. In the past, we have had some scholarships that were not awarded because students did not apply for them, so we are trying to do our best to educate local students on the various types of funding available. According to Douglas, examples of some of the more unique scholarships include support for students with disabilities, student athletes, adult students going back to school, students from particular schools or communities and students pursuing a graduate or professional degree. The SWFLCF launched the online application process on December 20, 2013, after receiving numerous calls from students who wanted to be able to work on scholarship application submissions during winter break. In 2013, the SWFLCF awarded nearly $450,000 in scholarships. For more information about the SWFLCF, call 274-5900 or visit www. 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 League Of Women Voters March MeetingThe League of Women Voters of Lee County, as a champion of womens suffrage and a key player in civic affairs, calls on the public to recognize Womens History Month. Each March, the club remembers the achievements of women in the past and celebrates the successes of women today. They invite the public to join them on Saturday, March 1 and hear Sonia Pressman Fuentes, a co-founder of NOW (National Organization for Women). She will be speaking on the womens movement and where women are today. The meeting will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Landings-Helm Dining Room, 4420 Flagship Drive in Fort Myers. In 1965, Fuentes became the first woman attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The following year, she helped found NOW. In November 1996, at a ceremony honoring the founders of NOW, Betty Friedan presented her withcontinued on page 36B Breusch Joins The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company announced that Ian N. Breusch, CFA, has joined the firm as an Investment Associate. In his new position, he is responsible for trading and investment research as well as monitoring individual client portfolios and performance. Prior to joining the Trust Company, Breusch was an Associate Vice President at Private Capital Management in Naples, where he served as a Relationship Manager and conducted investment research. Previously, he was an Asset Strategist at Nationwide Financial, where he evaluated, constructed and monitored asset allocation programs, third party funds and multi-managed products across the Nationwide Funds Group complex. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Naples.Ian has keen investment expertise which will benefit our clients tremendously, said Albert Hanser, founder and co-chairman. We are delighted to have him on board as a member of our rapidly expanding investment management team and are confident that his knowledge will benefit our clients. Ian N. Breusch


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32B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014Longtime Island Business Owners Launch Online Jewelry Storeby Jeff LysiakTimes may change, but a dedication to offering quality jewelry and outstanding customer service with every experience hasnt changed for Ron and Fran Dioguardi. The couple who may be best known to islanders as the owners of Renes Fine Jewelry, which operated on Sanibel for more than 20 years, have returned for what they are calling their second act in opening Metals In Art, Inc., an online business which offers the same high-end products and services their former outlet used to. This is a new venture as well as a new adventure, the couple said. With the overhead lessened, we are able to bring you a quality product at a most affordable price. The integrity, knowledge and service we have always provided our clients will continue to be a mainstay of the business. The Dioguardis, who live on Matlacha, recently launched their website www. where customers can search through a wide variety of hand-crafted, one of a kind jewelry creations, including pendants, rings, earrings, a sealife-inspired collection as well as their 24k gold investment collection. Twenty-four-karat gold is decidedly different from 14k or 18k not only in its appearance but also in its weight, said Ron. Since 24k is solid gold, it is more dense and therefore heavier. You will most definitely feel a significant difference when wearing your piece, added Fran. Not only will you feel the warmth and smoothness of the gold against your skin, you very well may glow from the inside out, knowing you are wearing a true treasure. One of the benefits of owning Renes Fine Jewelry, the couple explained, was to have the ability to view, study and collect some very fine stones and gems. And now, via their online store, they have more time dedicated to creating unique pieces they became known for. We dont like to look at it as having closed our store, noted Ron. We look at it as evolving. Closing Renes was a positive experience for us. We have some loyal customers whove been very generous to us, and the services that we offered for 20-plus years is something that they greatly admired. Now, were able to offer our jewelry at an enormous savings because we dont have the overhead we used to. In addition to the fine jewelry pieces created by Ron, Metals In Art offers services including jewelry cleaning, stone replacement, ring sizing, watch battery and band replacement, clasps repaired or replaced as well as jewelry restoration. They have arranged with Tuttles Sea Horse Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end, to be a drop-off and pick-up location for all repairs and/or jewelry services. All items will be 100 percent insured throughout completion of these services. Private consultations are also available. For more information, visit, or send an email to Circle of Life pendant with Tahitian black pearl and diamonds Roman 24k gold cocktail ring with tourmaline Realtors Join FirmRoyal Shell Real Estate announced that Cindy Sitton and Brian Murty have joined its group of agents. Sitton moved to Sanibel in 1998. She graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a degree in economics and went on to obtain a masters degree in marketing education from UNC-Charlotte. In 2000, she started a career in real estate as a sales associate and was placed among an elite group of the nations top performers, a distinction held by only six percent of realtors nationwide. Murty was born in Akron, Ohio and first moved to Sanibel in 1985. He became a licensed real estate professional in the State of Florida in 1998. Brian Murty Cindy Sitton Rosier: The name that has been serving Southwest Florida for over 60 years 1200 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Matzaluna Plaza Sanibel IslandAngela Larson Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs on Sanibel and Choosing the Right Insurance Agent Makes all the Di erence TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. Read us online at ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Fran and Ron Dioguardi, owners of Metals In Art, Inc. photo by Jeff Lysiak 24k gold nutmeg shell pendant


33B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Superior InteriorsIts Not Easy Being Green!by Cindy MalszyckiSo says world famous Muppet, Kermit the Frog. But actually, in todays environment, with so many products and design options available, being green can be a relatively easy and environmental beautiful design option. From paint, lighting, accessories, fabrics, furniture and wall coverings, becoming eco-friendly has become an extremely high priority for many home furnishings manufacturers. Lets take a look at a few of these exciting options: Furniture Natural fibers, found in rattan and plantation grown woods (rather than depleting forest grown woods) give home owners a wide variety of styles, textures and designs. And how about materials such as bamboo, abaca and government-certified hardwoods. If purchasing eco-friendly furniture for your home is a priority, you might check to see if your furniture manufacturer is a member of the Sustainable Furniture Council (SFC), which was established in 2007. Lighting Not only have halogen lamps been all the rage for the past few years, they are a boon to energy savings, as are the wide variety of energy saving light bulbs available in the marketplace. In addition, many of todays decorative lamps have been designed in wrought iron, allowing for a more intricate detailing and design variety. Fabrics Believe it or not, gorgeous decorative fabrics are being made from recycled plastic water bottles, recycled polyester and recycled paper. And often times, these eco-friendly fabrics are treated and finished with only water based or environmentally-approved dyes. Wall Finishes Paints now feature low odors, faster drying times and stronger durability, all by maintaining environmental codes. If repainting is in your future, be sure to ask if the paint your considering has a low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) rating, so that you can continue your environmental stewardship. Natural grass cloth wall covering is another way to add warmth, beauty and texture to your wall decor, while maintaining your green focus. And lets not forget the importance in design of the color green. Yes, it may not be easy being green, but this long desired shade can be found in almost every design scheme. Whether you incorporate green in plant foliage displayed in you rooms design, or you make this shade predominate, usually any green shade will add a bit of the splendor of the great outdoors to any decor. Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Insurance Tip Thinking Of Renting Out Your Home? by Angela Larson RoehlBefore you rent out your home or condo unit, you need to contact your insurance agent to verify that either your current policies or new policies will provide coverage in case the home is rented out. Here are some questions that your agent may ask you: What is the minimal rental period? Annual, monthly, weekly or less than a week. Will you have a management company handle the rental of your home? Will you be renting the home furnished or unfurnished? If you decide to rent your home or condo unit for less than a week, then coverage may need to be written through an insurance carrier that will allow for the short-term rental exposure. Should you reside in your home on a secondary or seasonal basis and rent your home on a monthly or weekly basis then most Homeowner and Unit-Owners policies have endorsements that can be added in order to cover the gaps in coverage that are created with any rental exposure. There is also a chance that your current carrier may require for coverage to be rewritten to a Dwelling Fire policy, which will allow for a tenant to occupy the dwelling. On the opposite side, if you used to rent your home or condo unit and now you dont, then you too should contact your insurance agent as you may need to amend your coverage or policies. Having a good rapport with your insurance agent is beneficial in making sure that you have adequate coverage. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience, who can be reached at Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. 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We offer warranties on all work, so if they come back within the warranty period, well re-treat at no charge. Thats our pest-free guarantee.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201434B Womens Fund Invests $150,000 To Establish Human Trafficking CenterThe Womens Fund of Southwest Florida is investing $150,000 to establish the Southwest Florida Regional Center on Human Trafficking. The proposed center will be hosted on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and will be designed to support the multi-agency Human Trafficking Task Force, led by the U.S. Attorneys Office, Middle District of Florida. The center will cover Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and DeSoto counties. Victims of human trafficking include children, women and men who are subjected through force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Modern slavery is a womans issue since most victims are women and girls, according to Lou Pontius, chair of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida. The trafficking of human beings is one of the greatest human rights issues of our time. The mission of the proposed center is to support all efforts to reduce the presence of human trafficking in Southwest Florida. We will feel successful once we can document with solid and reliable data the reduction of the crime and greater support for victims, said Dr. Wilson Bradshaw, president of Florida Gulf Coast University. The strategic plan names three major goals: 1. To facilitate a regional human trafficking protocol among law enforcement, prosecution, and social service agencies. 2. To standardize data collection on human trafficking. 3. The promote education and best practice methods related to human trafficking. The proposed Southwest Florida Regional Center on Human Trafficking would serve as an important component in the combined efforts to combat human trafficking, said Acting U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III. A center like this could become a valuable asset in our integrated approach to investigate and prosecute those who perpetuate these heinous crimes, while providing necessary support to victims. Victims of trafficking will be identified and assisted as survivors, not criminals. The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida presented a check for $150,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University on Monday, January 27. From left: FGCU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Ron Toll, FGCU President Dr. Wilson Bradshaw, Womens Fund of Southwest Florida President Brenda Tate, Womens Fund of Southwest Florida Chair Lou Pontius, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jesus M. Casas and Lee County Sheriffs Office Lt. Brad Hamilton. Dont drive to the mainland MARK S. MATHUSA D.V.M Sanibel ResidentFull Service Care in one of ce!Medicine Dental Surgery X-Ray House Call Ground Floor Access Friendly StaffCompare our fees! Compare our service! After Hours Emergency 1640-3 Periwinkle Way 1640-3 Periwinkle Way Call Call 239.579.0804 239.579.0804 for appt. for appt. Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Pursuing a Passion Have you always loved lace, I asked? Only since I was in my 40s, Wini Blacklow replied. Living in northern England for three years when her physician husband had been posted to St.Marys Hospital, Blacklow had taken a course in dressmaking, next to a room where a woman was teaching lace making. Ever curious, between listening and reading about it, she discovered every country in Europe had its own lace pattern, some even more than one. Honiton lace, often pictured in books, was used to make Queen Victorias wedding gown. No casual creation, the lace, made in Devon, required 100 women six months to complete. They worked long hours. In England it gets dark by mid-afternoon during the winter so for illumination each worker had a small fishbowl in front of her, filled with water; behind it was a candle creating intensified light. With this placed behind the piece being worked on there was light and magnification provided, essential because the thread used to make lace is linen, spun from flax, each strand finer than a human hair. Flash forward some years and the family now lives in Chicago with three growing sons. A favorite escape is to their second home in Marthas Vineyard. Since the drive takes so long it became easier for mother and children to spend their entire summer vacation there. She had a good friend nearby and together they decided, This summer we are going to learn to make lace. In preparation Blacklow bought the only how-to book available. It was in Danish but she was able to find a neighbor to help translate the important parts. Luckily it had lots of pictures, she said. Now their summer project was set to go. First they needed to make the pillows necessary for working on lace. Logical parts supplier: the local dump where all manner of discarded treasures were available for the picking. Plywood pieces, great. With a borrowed jigsaw they cut out the ovals which make a pillow base. Next came the stuffing. Traditionally horsehair and again, success when they found an abandoned horsehair mattress. Finally, bobbins. No problem. They created their own using old-fashioned wooden clothespins. Blacklow returned to Chicago, materials and book in hand, and practiced all winter. The next summer, back on the Vineyard she heard about an English woman who had come to teach for the New England Lace Guild. Both she and her friend signed up for classes. Over the years Blacklow learned more than a dozen lace patterns, but there was still another she longed to learn. That one was Honiton. In 2013 Blacklow and her husband had booked passage on a river cruise in France but she had her own plan in mind. Once the cruise was over shed made arrangements to travel to Devon where a woman taught students how to make Honiton lace. Blacklow had gotten her phone number, called her andcontinued on page 38B


Pointe Santo Best BuysWe represent some of the best Pointe Santo units on the market. Pointe Santo is a beautiful weekly rental complex on the West End with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units. Features include beach frontage, pool, hot tub, tennis, grills, clubhouse and some of the most beautifully vegetated grounds on the island. All of our units have views of the Gulf and tropical lagoon. Unit B25 2BR/2BA $749,000 Unit A2 2BR/2BA $929,000 Best of Loggerhead CayWe have the best units currently available at Loggerhead Cay. All have 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Community highlights include well maintained grounds, large pool, tennis, clubhouse, onsite management, weekly rentals, and pet friendly. Unit 451 $492,500 Unit 453 $547,900 Unit 351 $548,000 Unit 574 $565,000 Masterfully Constructed Home on Bay Drive4BR, 4.5 BA, gourmet kitchen, top of the line nishesBayfront direct access canal, sea walled, no bridgesBoat lift, gulf access, expansive bay views, multiple lanais$3,495,000 Home on Wide, Direct Access CanalCharming 2 bedroom, 2 bath Screen enclosed pool with brick paver deck Boat dock, minutes to the bay $875,000 Beautiful Golf Course Views in the Dunes4 BR, 3.5 BA, remodeled, bamboo ooring Separate guest quarters with kitchenette and bath Panoramic golf course views, walk or bike to beach $789,000 Extraordinary Property with Bay ViewsLocated at tip of Isabel Dr 150 sea wall on direct access canal 2 BR/3 BA home with pool, spa, boat dock $1,395,000 One of the Most Beautiful Views in Dunes Flowing oor plan for indoor/outdoor living Expertly remodeled, 5 BR, 3.5 BA Spectacular lake views; large deck & pool $849,000 REDUCED Direct Gulf Front Pelicans Roost2 bedroom, 2 bath corner unit Low density complex w/onsite mgmt. & rentals Convenient mid-island location, wkly rentals Hurricane shutters, extra windows, gorgeous view $775,000 Furnished REMODELED Spacious Ground Level, Direct Access Canal Home140 Ft on Canal, 90 dock & 10k lift 3,000+ sq ft, 3 BR / 3.5 BA + loft & den Screen enclosed pool; replace, updated interior $1,695,000 REDUCED Luxurious New construction in South Seas 4 BR / 3 BA home built to newest Hurricane codes Private acre lot across the street from the beachTwo properties from community pool, tennis, & beach accessHome should have views of intercoastal waterway & possibly Gulf$1,895,000 Direct Gulf Front Sundial Unit2 BD / 2 BA + Den, Furnished Remodeled, Open, Bright & Cheery Sparkling Gulf Views $975,000 Intersecting Canal Views & Near Beach REDUCED4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home with Guest House Located in Shell Harbor, just steps from the beach Built in 2005 with Hurricane protectionCanal on two sides of property, situated looking down the canal$1,199,999 Luxury Penthouse Condo on East EndSpacious 2800 sq ft; 3 BD / 3 BA + den Private garage and cabana; rooftop sundeck Fireplace; hurricane shutters; wetbar & built-in grill Breathtaking Gulf of Mexico views $2,499,000 Furnished Stunning Captiva Estate5 BD / 5.5 BA with Pool Over 1 Acre, Roosevelt Channel Navigable, Dock, Elevator $2,149,000 NEW LISTINGBreathtaking Views Captiva Gold Coast 4 BD / 4 BA with Guest House Over 170 Direct Gulf Frontage Multiple Lanais, Pool Unparalleled views, private pathway to beach $4,949,000 NEW LISTING Charming Captiva Village Home 4 BD / 4 BA old Florida style home Steps to the beach, partial Gulf view High end kitchen, multiple lanais Spectacular pool with waterfall $2,695,000 NEW LISTING 35B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014


From page 30BLeague Of Women Voters Meetingthe Veteran Feminists of America Medal of Honor. On October 10, 1999, she was one of four recipients of the 1999 Women at Work Award of Wider Opportunities for Women given in recognition of her commitment to womens issues and leadership in the fields of law and business. Prior recipients included Jane Fonda, Katie Couric, Linda Ellerbee and Hillary Rodham Clinton. In 2013, she was one of five recipients of the Glass Ceiling Award given annually by the Jewish Museum of Florida. Fuentes has lectured extensively in this country and abroad on womens rights and has written numerous articles on that subject in law reviews and other publications both in the U.S. and abroad. She has traveled as an American specialist on womens rights for the then-U.S. Information Agency to France, Germany, Spain, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. To make reservations, call 278-1032 or e-mail by February 25. Cost to attend the meeting is $15, which includes breakfast. Make checks payable to LWVLee. Student rates are available. For more information, call Pat Allen at 567-9323. ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201436B Mobile Mammogram Bus ReturnsThe City of Sanibel Recreation Center will host the Radiology Regional Centers Mobile Mammo Coach on Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For an appointment or if you have any questions relative to the test, call the Radiology Regional Center at 936-2316. The Mobile Mammo Coach is a state of the art breast imaging clinic, providing full field digital mammography services. Most insurances are accepted and discounted self-pay pricing is available. According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. More importantly, with early detection, the survival rate for an early diagnosed breast cancer at five years is better than 97 percent. Mammography is one aspect of breast health, in addition to monthly self-exam and annual physician exam. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit Walkers Needed To Help Moms And BabiesVerity Pregnancy & Medical Resource Center is seeking walkers of all ages for its annual fundraising event, a walk/run/bike/ rollerblade through Lakes Regional Park from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 23. The Walk For Life event raises money to provide life-affirming medical and support services to women facing unplanned pregnancies. The walk is a fun and interactive event for all ages, featuring a three-mile traditional walk plus a fitness circuit that includes periodic exercise challenges along the trail. Participants also can run, rollerblade or bicycle the course. There is no charge to participate, but walkers are encouraged to raise support from friends and family members. Pledge packets are available at area churches listed on the Verity website,, or the Verity office at 8890 Salrose Lane in Fort Myers, and can also be downloaded on the Events section of the Verity Facebook page, https://www.facebook. com/VerityFL. A T-shirt contest will be part of the event, with awards to the most creative designs that support life and Verity, a word that means truth. Winners will be featured on the Verity Facebook page and website. Registration begins at 2 p.m. the day of the event. There will be signs in the park directing participants to the registration table and course. Verity staff will provide refreshments, plus information about healthy living and the centers services. Anyone with questions can call the Verity office at 433-1929. Special Equestrians Taste Of LoveTickets are now available for Special Equestrians annual culinary extravaganza, Taste of Love 11, to be held on Sunday, March 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings in Fort Myers. The popular events theme will be Sparkle, Sip & Savor and will feature dinner dishes from the areas most successful culinarians, wine by Masciarelli Wine Company, live and silent auctions and entertainment. Local celebrity auctioneer Jay Severson and Krista Fogelsong, NBC2 News Today anchor, will oversee the evenings events. More than 475 people attended the event in 2013, raising over $150,000 for the therapeutic horseback riding program. The events success is contributable to the 25-plus sponsors, in-kind donors and long-time supporters of Special Equestrians. Tickets for Taste of Love 11 are $100 per person and may be purchased online at Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings is located at 16240 Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers. All proceeds from Taste of Love 11 will benefit Special Equestrians, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities by providing a structured therapeutic horseback riding program and equine assisted activities. Serving Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, Special Equestrians is a United Way Partner Agency that has been serving Southwest Florida for over 25 years. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available at Cheney Makes Donation To CauseFormer Vice President Dick Cheney, an organ transplant recipient, has donated two signed copies of his latest book Heart: An American Medical Odyssey to the 7th annual Night For Life auction on Monday, February 24, held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers. The fundraiser sponsored by the Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida, Inc. The event raises money for the Fletcher Trust Fund which assists transplant recipients and those who are waiting for transplants in Southwest Florida. An average of eighteen people die each day in the U.S. due to a lack of available organs and tissue donations. Cheney received a heart transplant in 2012. Entertainment for this years event includes Broadway Palms Les Miserables cast and the Del Prados. Tickets are $35 per person or $50 for VIP seating, which includes a buffet dinner, entertainment, silent and Chinese auctions. Items highlighting this years auctions include stunning diamond jewelry, a timeshare where the sun shines most of the year, sports tickets, signed sports memorabilia, original art, golf packages, boat trips, vacations, dinners at popular restaurants, services, unique gifts and more. Auctions begin at 5 p.m. and the buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, call 440-223-2662. To become a sponsor of the event, call 768-1814. If you are interested in learning more about this nonprofit organization, contact For additional information, call 768-1814 or visit or EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE 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.Buying property is an investment. Your prot is made when you buy, not sell, so buying smart is crucial. Only trust your purchase, and future prot, to someone who represents you solely. 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 CaptivaI dont take listings; the seller pays my fees. Cycling Safety Notes USE CAUTION WHEN CROSSING STREETS, AND DO SO AT LEGAL CROSSWALKS, IF POSSIBLE Always use caution when crossing any street (or driveway) that intersects with our Paths; use the crosswalk if available. And be courteous to drivers. If cars are waiting at a four-way or other intersection when you approach, stop and let them have their turn. Its the Sanibel way of treating each other with respect. 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37B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 deaRPharmacistWhat To Do When Your Brain Feels Weirdby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have brain fog, attention deficit and a general feeling of disconnection to the world. I take the drugs Provigil, Zoloft and Clonazepam. I also take vitamins but nothing helps. I see a psychiatrist who says Im just depressed from my divorce. Honestly, Im not. Im pretty normal but my brain feels weird. ER, Anchorage, Alaska Your neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) affect this. Many people feel weird in the head and its really really hard to untangle. Im not even going to try, but I believe you. I cant even figure out from here if you feel weird because of those medications, or if thats why youre taking the medicines. As a pharmacist, many of our medications have value because they alter neurotransmitters, but its temporary. You must know what brain chemicals are off, and the ratios before treatment. I recommend blood tests to evaluate neurotransmitter levels. I think this is where you and your doctor should start, rather than shooting medicine darts in the dark. Two excellent specialty labs that I trust for this are Pharmasan, and Dunwoody labs. Any willing doctor can order a test from them. At my website, Ive uploaded a sample report of a friend whose dopamine and norepinephrine were off the chart (and not in a good way). His brain felt weird too. See that at You live in Alaska, so you are probably vitamin D deficient and that affects neurotransmitters. I also wonder if youre thyroid hormone has been optimized. Its easier said than done. Studies show thyroid hormone, specifically T3, improves mood better than prescription antidepressants. T3 medications are not the same as T4 drugs (Synthroid or Levoxyl). Heres how weird neurotransmitter imbalances can make you feel: Dopamine Deficiencies make you crave alcohol, illicit drugs, opiate painkillers and cigarettes. Yes, correcting dopamine levels can help addiction. But too much dopamine is associated with aggression and paranoia. Imbalances with this neurotransmitter (especially when low) are tied to Parkinsons, depression, attention/ focus problems, schizophrenia, spectrum disorders and autism. Histamine It makes you sneeze but did you know that chronically high levels are tied to migraines, eczema and obsessive compulsive behavior? Low levels cause fatigue, low libido and paranoia. Serotonin Popular antidepressants lift it temporarily including the Zoloft you take. Deficiencies can cause fatigue, muscle cramps, irritability and always feeling hot. High serotonin is tied to bone loss, irritable bowels, trembling, nausea and a feeling of overconfidence that some might say call arrogance. If youre lacking norepinephrine youll have profound adrenal fatigue and stubborn weight gain. Youll want energy shots all day long. If youre GABA deficient, insomnia and anxiety are evident to those around you. High epinephrine and youre too aggressive. Despite commercial ads, there isnt one pill to fix this. You have to do different tests, and then use specific nutrients that push the correct metabolic pathway which produces the neurotransmitter or hormone you want. 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. Sanibel Island / Captiva Friday, February 14th & 21st 8a 5pSanibel Island / Captiva Friday, February 14th & 21st 8a to 5p


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201438B 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, After my mother-in-law was widowed, she seemed to go downhill physically and emotionally and has never adjusted to her single status. Finally, we asked her to come to our home and be with us. All was fine for about two years, then we noticed her severe forgetfulness and she became very hostile toward us. After doing our very best to help her, we decided to place her in an assisted living community near us. She has been there about eight weeks and we are having a terrible time. She phones us about 30 times a day. She has lost her toothbrush, her underwear, her glasses, her purse or somebody has stolen something... whatever. We try to reason with her, but she just gets more hostile. We are exhausted and dont know what to do. Please help us understand. Gracie Dear Gracie, Transition into an assisted living community can be difficult for individuals and families alike. A few suggestions: Have a meeting with the staff, in particular the nurse, the activities director and the executive director of the community. The purpose of the meeting would be to discuss what you see happening and to establish a plan to help your mother-inlaw. Ask for a mental health assessment. In-home mental health assessments can be completed by a licensed clinical social worker or a mental health nurse. The assessment would determine if other mental health support is needed. Attend a family support group. Support groups are great for sharing communications strategies and knowledge. Leave your phone on answering. The assisted living staff will call you if there is a true emergency. Pryce Dear Gracie, Moving to different living conditions can be extremely stressful and difficult for some people. Pryce, the specialist in dealing with problems such as you have outlined, has given you a very detailed plan. You should find it most helpful. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Why is it so hard to accept change?A: Change often is feared rather than embraced. Change is constant and inevitable. Change starts in the womb as we grow and develop preparing to come into this world. Once we are born, those changes continue throughout our lives. During this incredible time in our lives, there is no denying that change is happening all around us more than ever. In order to accept change, we need to be able to manage our stress levels and operate wholly, in mind, body, spirit and emotions. Mind meaning using our intelligence to our fullest potential and keeping our minds stimulated. Body meaning the physical aspect. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program. Having a spiritual life which means having meaning and purpose in your life. Emotions stands for having healthy relationships with family and friends, reducing stress, worry and conflict and having an awareness of what matters most. Once these approaches to life are embraced fully, change will flow more naturally and you will be on the path to accepting change in your life. From page 24BPassionarranged to spend 10 days studying with her, four hours each day. At their first session the teacher asked, How many laces are you able to do? Blacklow started ticking them off, had just passed a dozen, when the woman clapped her hands and said Forget everything youve ever learned about lace. Now we shall begin. Begin they did. Honiton is different from most other laces because it is not in a straight line, rather it runs free. It was an intense learning experience. Did you come away satisfied? I asked her. Did you get to finish anything? Smiling, she showed me her total output, three tiny pieces neatly packaged in plastic for protection. Side by side the laid out lace was barely bigger than a postage stamp. A woodcarver when she winters in Sanibel, this year she is splitting her time carving with club members whose work goes on display at our library for the month of February and making lace when she finds unscheduled moments. Lace making is a lonely endeavor, notes Blacklow, adding that passions are worth pursuing. Eden Energy MedicineStiff Joints Can Dance On The Beachby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12)It is Valentines Day and you want to have a romantic evening, with a glass of wine and dance to the music on the beach, right? You want to take your loved one in your arms and rock the night away, right? OK, so what is stopping you... a joint that doesnt want to cooperate? No problem lets learn ways to loosen it. Last week, we reviewed three techniques to get energy flowing to the joints 1. Connecting Heaven & Earth (this one continues to be the favorite and most beneficial of all the exercises); 2. Belt Flow; and 3. Spindle Cell Pinching. Today, lets add some additional ones targeted to specific areas of the body that may give you pause. For the knees Behind each knee there are three gallbladder neurovascular points that often get stuck. Place the palm side of the hand against this area and then switch by placing the top side of hand over the area. Rotate the hand several times from palm to back of hand until you begin to feel a release. Also, figure 8 the back and front of the knees. For the legs, especially the calves Our calves hold energy associated with triple warmer (TW). TW is the commander of all the energies of our body and whenever we feel under stress, you can rest assured our commander is involved. One of the muscles specifically associated with TW is the calf. Since the calves support the legs, knees and hips, by holding the back of your calves and squeezing them, or making figure 8s, or flipping the hand palm side down and then back of hand, you are shifting the polarities (each cell of the body has a north and south side) of the muscle and thus loosening it so you can move with more ease. For hips and knees Stand with hands on hips and move knees in circles. Envision yourself as Elvis Presley, gyrating to the music really. Move the hips in large circles, then get the knees moving too and pretty soon your ankles will follow. I learned this technique in San Diego last year from a doctor from Norway who ran a clinic for the elderly. You should have seen him move! But he reported, and I have seen with my own clients, amazing shifts as we loosen and move these joints, not to mention this movement activates our radiant circuits, the joy juice of our systems. For arthritis in hands or feet Open the gaits in both hands and feet. Focus on the area of discomfort and then open the areas between the tendons (webs) on both hands and feet. If on hands, begin closest to the thumb, use the thumb and index finger of other hand to squeeze the areas between the tendons, starting at the top of the web, and pulling the energy down toward the thumb. Use pressure that takes you to the edge. Move across the top of the hand to the next web between your index and middle finger beginning close to the wrist and pull the energy down by squeezing with thumb and index finger. Continue until all the webs between the fingers are completed. As you get to the end of the fingers, shake the energy off your hands and give each finger a rotation and a little pull. When you complete all of the areas, take your right palm and place it against the inside of the fingers on the left hand. Push the fingers gently back, opening the joints. For the feet, you will follow the same approach, but this time stretch the front of the toes by pushing them up. Now you are truly ready to dance on the beach with your loved one. Oh, and dont forget the bubbly! Have fun with your energy. Next weeks topic is Cancer: Finding The Energetic Balance. If you have a questions for Karen, email her at SemmEnergyCenter@ Learn more at EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Rehabilitation Licensed, Experienced Therapists Medicare Providers One-on-One Scheduling in our Full-Service Clinic 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 (in the Sanibel Square) Tel: (239) 395-5858 Reduce pain, restore mobility and return to your active lifestyle! 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REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON COMMERCIAL RENTALRESTAURANT, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716 RR 1/17 NC TFN VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME WATCHSanisal Property Management Complete Home & Condo Service 24/7 Sanibel Call: Sally & Bob 239-565-7438 www.homewatchsanibel.comNS 1/17 CC 5/16 SERVICES OFFEREDHELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 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 ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 RS 1/25 BM TFN 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 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 44B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014OPEN HOUSE GULFSIDE PLACE # 307Sunday, February 16th, 11am 2 pm 1605 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Gorgeous Top Floor 2 BR, 2 BA Gulf Views, Updated, Beautifully Furnished! $1,225,000 Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RS 2/14 BM 2/14 FOR RENTDUNES TOWNHOUSESpacious, furnished townhouse with 3+ bdrms./ 3 baths, avail. May-Dec. for $1,600. mo. Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and a 2 car garage. View is of propertys swimming pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay. Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: RS 2/14 CC TFN VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA Bright, Clean, Modern Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netRS 1/17 CC TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESSGulf Pines 3BR/2BTH Lanai Pool,Tennis, WI/FI Available March &/or April Call Cathy 786-877-5330 Miamiblocks@bellsouth.netNS 1/17 CC TFN SUNDIAL BEACH AND TENNIS RESORTOne bedroom condo (kings size bed), ground oor, steps to the beach. Rental daily, weekly, monthly or beyond. Please call for information: 917-208-6018SEALOFT VILLAGEPrivate community. Quaint cottage-two bedroom, two bathroom, pool, 250 step access to beach. Rental monthly. Please call for information: 917-208-6018RS 2/7 CC 2/7 HOME ON SANIBEL ISLANDRental for March & part of April. 3 bedroom, 2 bath on pond. Steps from the Gulf beach. Screened lanai with excellent water views. Call for details. 518-371-7113. NS 2/14 CC 2/14 VACATION RENTALOne bedroom furnished Condo in Ft. Myers River District available April 1; will lease short term up to 9 months. Rent depending on length of lease. Non-smoking, no pets. Great river view. 2875 Palm Beach Blvd. 815-985-9039NS 2/14 CC 2/14 FOR SALEITS FOR REAL !! 4 ACRE PRIVATE ISLAND! EASY BOAT ACCESS. CALL for info: 239-994-6480NS 2/14 CC 2/14 ANNUAL RENTALGULF PINES HOME W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH SANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL $3,500/MO UNFURNISHED3200 SqFt single family home in beautiful, private community. One house from beach, short walk to 2 community pools and tennis courts. Large, private landscaped lot.3-4 Bedrooms -most with decks; 3.5 baths, large open living room -LR& EIK open to screened porch. High end appliances, 2nd fridge, W/D, 2 car garage. Contact: (917) 680-4440.RS 11/8 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALS ON PARADISETwo 3/2 units available Unfurnished Washer/Dryer in each unit Newly remodeled Pets allowed On the river. Quiet island living. $1,900/Month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 12/6 CC TFN SPECTACULAR POND VIEWSpacious 3 BDRM, 2.5 BATH Villa in Fort Myers. Tropical water view from screened lanai and Florida room. Over 55 active community with pool and tennis. 2+ car garage. Well maintained, newer kitchen appliances and washer/dryer. Handicapped accessible. $1,350 month with years lease. 239-849-6755 RS 2/14 CC 2/14 ANNUAL RENTAL3/2 house with pool near beach on Sanibel, 426 Lake Murex Circle. Call 239-634-7623. NS 2/14 CC 2/21 ANNUAL RENTALANNUAL RENTALSANIBEL, Beach Access East End 1/2 Duplex, walk to beach, 2BR, 1BA, updated, in unit laundry, unfurnished. No pets, non-smoker. 708-557-1083.NS 1/31 CC 2/14 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDRetired Couple wants Annual Rental house on Sanibel. Prefer 2 bedroom, garage pool, quiet canal or dead end street location. 614-595-6576 RS 2/14 CC 3/7 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 2/14 BM TFN GULF FRONT This 2/2 Furnished Condo has great views of gulf & beach from the 3rd oor. Fully Furnished. Elevator/Pool/Tennis/covered parking. $3,500/mo. RIGHT ACROSS FROM BEACH Rent 3/1/14 11/1/14 Two BR/two baths, 3rd oor, fully furnished condo. Pool & Tennis. Call for more info. & to view. $1,400/month. WATERFRONT HOME Never before offered for rent. This 4 Bedroom home is Beautiful. Soaring ceilings in Fam. Rm. views to water, dock, boat lift, direct access. Offered UF. $3,300/Mo.


TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON HELP WANTEDBillys Rentals on Sanibel needs outgoing individuals to assist customers with bicycle rentals/deliveries and cashiers with ability to multi task with a smile! Transport from FM location available. Need PT light duty mechanics helper @ FM warehouse. Call 239-472-5248 ask for Robin.RS 2/7 CC 2/7 HELP WANTED3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN FULL TIME VACATION RESERVATIONS AGENT Must be familiar with Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Candidate should possess good communication skills, computer knowledge; Excel and Word pro cient and like working with people. Excellent compensation package based on Vacation Rental experience. Call David at VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613NS 1/24 CC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDS. FL LINE DANCEWith Robert Robitaille Line dance classes. Fun and great exercise with energetic instructor. All styles of music! No experience or partner required. Audience: adults and seniors. First 30 minutes of class is an instruction for beginners. Call 239-245-8196 or cell 954-309-3778. Welcome all...RS 11/15 CC TFN AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN PRESSURE CLEANING WINDOW CLEANINGTaskWorksbiz (239) 206-1212 cell (239) 292-1915 NS 1/31 CC 2/21 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 12/6 CC 2/28 ESTABLISHED SANIBEL SERVICE BUSINESS FOR SALEFor Sale Excellent Opportunity for Either a Hands-On Buyer or a Passive Investor Serious Inquiries Only/Con dentiality Agreement Required To View Listing Call or E-Mail Corporate Investment They can be reached @ 239-936-1718, cibb@cibb.netNS 1/24 CC 2/14 BUSINESS FOR SALEFOUNDPrescription 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 LOST AND FOUND BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN HELP WANTED CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 45B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 HELP WANTEDEVENT SETUP PERSONEvent Setup Person needed Year Round. Maintenance Experience a Plus. Call SCA at 472-2155, Monday Friday, 9 am 3pm.NS 2/7 CC 2/14 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLETwo Positions Available at physical therapy clinic on Periwinkle Way. Experienced medical/therapy biller needed 6-12 hrs per wk, exible times (late afternoons preferred) willing to work complex cases. Energetic and friendly of ce assistant/ therapy tech required 30-40 hrs per wk Mon-Fri during season, and 12-20 hrs per week off season. Of ce experience, Microsoft Of ce pro ciency, excellent multitasking and communication skills required. Cover letter and resume to, or bring to 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, SanibelNS 2/7 CC 2/21 SOLOIST WANTEDSundays only First Church of Christ, Scientist Fort Myers Call Doris at (239) 334-4200NS 2/14 CC 2/21 KITCHEN UTENSILThe Nicer Slicer will change the way you think about your daily bread. This handheld kitchen tool slices breads and meats into thin vertical pieces. Visit 2/14 CC 2/28 KITCHEN UTENSILHELP WANTEDPart time of ce help needed for a busy home homebuilding company. Need someone with strong organizational & computer skills. Call 472-0071 or email resume to Rhonda Henning 2/14 CC 2/21 FOR SALEJEWELRY, ART & UNIQUITIES2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 2/7 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE FOR SALE1Queen bedroom set. Very good condition. $150. 2-Clear Cedar from disassembled hot tub. Great for woodworking projects. 45 staves: 47 inch long, 5 inch wide, 1 inch thick and 5 inch diameter round base. $250. 954-338-1044NS 2/14 CC 2/14 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALE (BIG)Saturday, 2-15-2014, 8:30 am (sharp) to 1:30 pm, 590 Boulder Drive, Sanibel (In East Rocks). No early sales or inquires.NS 2/14 CC 2/14

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NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . 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 The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week 46B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Seven Chihuahuas were recently removed from a hoarding situation. Three have been adopted but these four still need to find their forever homes. They are a little timid but warm up quickly to any attention they are given. They have all had dental examinations and are ready to become someones lap dog. The adoption fees for Evita and Handsome Man are $50 each and Cha Cha and Mambo are $25 each (plus the adopter will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate from Angelinas Ristorante). Bebe, a four-year-old black and white spayed female cat, and Babe, a gray tabby spayed female, age four, are domestic short hairs. These girls came into the shelter together as strays. They were very shy and scared but now that staff has worked with them they have regained their confidence and are very friendly. They are bonded and want to be adopted together. Cats have a two-for-one adoption fee of $50 for both (plus entry to win a $100 gift certificate from Angelinas Ristorante). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 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. Babe ID# 582180, and Bebe ID # 580564 Evita ID#250780, Handsome Man ID# 582178, Cha Cha ID# 582180 and Mambo ID# 199510 photos by

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239.472.3355949 Sand Castle Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957 Your Island. Your Club Come See Whats Happening at Your Club... JOIN NOW AND NEW MEMBERS SAVE UP TO $1000 For Reservations, call 239.472.3355 and visit for more information. e 2014 DUNES WOMENS GOLF ASSOCIATION held its annual Member Member Tournament on Friday February 7th. e format was One Best Net of Two and the ladies had a great time competing on the beautiful fairways and greens. Islanders Jana Stone and Grethe Christensen won rst place in Flight #1 and Islanders Maureen OBrien and Janice McNeal won rst place in Flight #2. e Dunes o ers weekly golf associations and play, perfect for every golfer any every level. Mens, Ladies, Couples and Nine Holers...Come sign up now. DWGA First Flight Winners, left to right, Jana Stone and Grethe Christensen e Dunes now hosts a LIVE COMEDY SHOW TONIGHT bringing Laugh-In Comedy Cafe to the island. is month, February 13th, e Dunes will feature James Yon (See Photo). is Florida native is one of Americas hottest up and coming comedians. He can be seen each and every Sunday at 11pm hosting his own show, Viral Breakdown on the Afrotainment Channel on Dish Network. He has graced the stage with some of Americas top talent including, Joe Torry, Jimmy J.J Walker, Tom Rhodes and Michael Winslow. He was a nalist for NBCs stand up for Diversity and appeared on the FOX comedy club. He was the 2011 and 2012 winner of the Orlando Improvs Clash of the Comics. Now James spends his time touring clubs and casinos all over the country from Orlando to Las Vegas bringing the funny. James Yon PLAY 18 HOLES BEFORE 8:30AM AND SAVE $25 Sunday, 2/16THE DUNES SUNDAY MIXED GOLF, 18 AND 9 HOLES Golf 1 pm & 4 pm Dinner 6 pm Come out and play 18 or 9 holes of golf and nish with e Dunes fabulous Sunday backyard barbeque. Tuesday, 2/18BRIDGE LESSONS 9:15 am INSTRUCTION BY SUSAN WILLOUGHBY Series 2 of 3 seasonal series for intermediate players ursday, 2/13LAUGHIN COMEDY CAF NIGHT FEATURING JAMES YON 7 pm is Florida native is one of Americas hottest up and coming comedians. Friday, 2/14 Friday, 2/14 NOT SO NEWLYWED NOT SO NEWLYWED VALENTINES DINNER VALENTINES DINNER 6 pm 6 pm Celebrate Valentines Day with Celebrate Valentines Day with a new and fun romantic twist. a new and fun romantic twist. Dine on a four course let and Dine on a four course let and lobster tail dinner and play the lobster tail dinner and play the newlywed game with your Valentine. newlywed game with your Valentine. Monday, 2/17MURDER AND MAYHEM 6 pm At 949 Murder Mystery Dinner PartyISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 14, 201448B