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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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FEBRUARY/MARCH SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:53 6:29 6:53 6:29 6:52 6:30 6:51 6:30 6:50 6:31 6:49 6:31 6:48 6:32 VOL. 21, NO. 36 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 28, 2014 28 1 2 3 4 5 6 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Ribbon-Cutting For Boardwalk, Shipley Trail, KioskIslanders and visitors are invited to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation and City of Sanibel progressive ribbon-cutting on Thursday, March 6 beginning at 11 a.m. Attendees are requested to leave their automobiles or bicycles at the Matzaluna or Il Cielo parking lots. Guests will be directed into this walking event that will travel a one-third-mile route from Pond Apple Trail to the Roadside City Park. The first stop is the ribbon-cutting to open the citys new boardwalk connecting Pond Apple Trail to The Shipley Trail on the Bailey Homestead Preserve. Continuing on to the Homestead Preserve (the Bailey House will not be open), guests will follow The Shipley Trail past the historic windmill. The next stop will be the dedication of the Conservation Gateway Kiosk, where SCCF panels interpret the Bailey Homestead Preserve and direct visitors to other environmental and historical organizations on Sanibel and Captiva. The third ribbon-cutting will be at the trailhead of The Shipley Trail, celebrating the off-road connectivity it now provides for hikers and fat tire bikers. Guests will then be offered light refreshments in the nearby clearing. At the conclusion of the event, guests continued on page 17 Whats New At This Years Shell Festival?What will be new and different at the 77th annual Shell Festival? How about five-year-old Emily Powers, the youngest shell artist to ever enter the shell show? She has already won blue ribbons in two other shows this year. Then there is 15-year-old Anna Fastenau. She began creating shell craft items and entering the shell show when she was in elementary school. Last year, her exhibit won the Peoples Choice Award in the artistic division. Anna has entered the artistic division competition again this year. You will have the chance to meet her when she demonstrates her shell art in the new Meet the Artist tent. Meet the Artist Tent A new, larger tent has been added to the Shell Festival grounds. Along with Anna Fastenau, you will be able to meet artists from across the country including Karine Almir from Glendale, California; Suzanne Dietsch from Wyanet, Illinois; Audrey ODonnell from Cape Coral, and Sanibel shell crafter Wendy Robertson. They will be demonstrating their craft and answering questions about shell art throughout the show. Was there ever a time when you wished someone would help you create a flower or a little animal out of seashells? continued on page 17 A young shell enthusiast Meet The Artists At Clothesline Sale On SaturdayThe Sanibel-Captiva Art League is holding its annual Clothesline Sale at The Community House on Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an informal display, where more than 25 local artists will hang their work for sale on clotheslines which are located outdoors. Residents and visitors are invited to stroll around the clotheslines, talk with the artists and purchase works on display. The Sanibel-Captiva Art League was founded in 1964. Monthly meetings and paint-outs are open to the public. Juried and judged member shows are held each winter at the Sanibel Public Library, and a Southwest Florida Art Council show, sponsored by art league, is held each year at BIG ARTS. For more information about the art league, including membership, go to www. Setup of Clothesline Sale Gold Medal Winner To Play At Music FestivalThe Sanibel Music Festival begins with an exciting young Ukrainian pianist, Vadym Kholodenk, winner in June 2013 of the coveted gold medal in the 14th Quadrennial Cliburn Competition. He will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way. This young Ukrainian pianist captured the attention of the jury, audience and critics alike with performances that brought the audience to their feet, cheering a continued on page 17 Vadym Kholodenko photo by Van Cliburn by Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS Monday Night Movie on March 3 will be The Jerk, a film produced by David Picker and one that launched Steve Martins career. Picker, a movie mogul from the Golden Age of Hollywood, will be there to take part in our program titled A Movie Mogul Speaks Out, which will precede the film. In a setting based on Inside The Actors Studio, Picker will take questions from Sanibels own Albert Hann, in the role of James Lipton. He will also answer questions from the audience. Considering its the night after the Hollywood Oscars, you might have a question or two to toss his way concerning the winners and losers. The glitz and glam red carpet walk begins at 6:30 p.m. with our charming hostesses, Maddy Mayor and Mary Buck, greeting everyone as they arrive. The film begins at 7 p.m., with a champagne reception to follow.continued on page 41 Monday Night Movie Special Event Features Comedy And Movie Mogul


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 20142 Meet Village Neighbors At The Museumsubmitted by Jeri Magg On Thursday, March 20, to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, museum docents will be portraying some of the earliest village neighbors. Those guests arriving for the cocktail party from 6 to 7 p.m. will be able to meet and talk with six of these neighbors. This, the first of two articles, will relate stories about three of these residents and the houses in the village where they lived as well as the museum docents who will be portraying them. Clarence Rutland: The Rutland House was named after Clarence, who arrived with his parents and four siblings following the 1896 big freeze in Apopka, Florida. A year later his father died and mother Irene married lighthouse keeper Henry Shanahan, a widower with seven children. The family then moved to the keepers quarters where they welcomed a 13th child. To survive, he tilled the soil, fished the back bays and worked on cattle boats leaving Punta Rassa. Rutland also served as assistant lighthouse keeper from 1918 to 1926. In 1928, he borrowed money from Frank Bailey and bought a house on Periwinkle Way. In his later years he became the islands handyman and contractor and preferred mosquitoes to tourists suggesting that the new bridge be blown up! Mabel Critchley: The Burnap Cottage, built by Sam Woodring in 1898 as a fishing retreat for wealthy northerners, was sold to Hiram Burnap and then sold to George Scoville, Mabels brother in 1917. Mabel, a native New Yorker, became a close friend of Esperanza Woodring and following the sale of this cottage to the Brewsters, spent the next five winters with Esperanza. Known as a gentle and caring person, her neighbors relied on her in times of need. Daisy Mayer: The Sears & Roebuck kit homes, Shore Haven and Morning Glories, belonged to the Mayer family. Daisy was an avid fisherman and could be seen often on the fishing pier behind her house casting her rod. She spent wonderful weeks with her nieces and nephew who lived next door in Morning Glories. After the death of their mother, Daisy taught them how to fish and play board games. She was an integral member of the community for many years. Thanks to their wonderful portrayals, docents Karl and Ann Rodman will bring Clarence Rutland and Mabel Critchley to life on March 20. Ann and Karl Rodman are year-round residents. Originally from the Hudson Valley area of New York State, they operated a childrens summer camp. Docent Judy Yenkole will be portraying Daisy Mayer. Yenkole, in sales most of her working life, is a resident since 1997. She has enjoyed volunteering at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village since 2004 where she has been active on the development committee and in fundraising efforts. Each of these docents has many wonderful tales and maybe even some secrets to tell about these village neighbors. For ticket information, contact the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village at 472-4648. Island neighbors, Clarence Rutland played by Karl Rodman; Mabel Critchley, played by Ann Rodman; and Daisy Mayer, played by Judy Yenkole, on the porch of the Old Schoolhouse 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 Health March 12 10am Public Service Energy WorkshopiPad/iPhoneMarch 13 9:30am $30 members; $35 guestsSuccessful RetirementMarch 18 3pmGlass Painting ClassMarch 25 3:30pm $40 member/$45 guestSissis Paint PartyMarch 26 7 pm $40 members; $45 guestsPainting with SissiTuesday 10 am $30Sanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday & Thursday at 1 pm; $10 except March 4, 6 & 20YogaMon & Thurs 8:30 am; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 Shell FestivalMarch 6 & 7 9am-5pm March 8 9am-4pmAmelia EarhardtMarch 26 Luncheon & Show $30 members; $35 guestsHonky Tonk HouseMarch 28 7-10pm 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 Sanibel Captiva Art Leagues Clothesline Art Sale Sunday, March 17 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sanibel Community House Annual Clothesline Art Sale Saturday, March 19:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.Email editorial copy to:


3 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 The Women Of Note On SanibelSince 2005, Damaris Peters Pike has brought one of her Women Of Note to Sanibels Center 4 Life. But this season, there will be three of the women visiting the island. On Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m., she will appear at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ in Irving Berlin A Daughter Remembers. This presentation, which includes the remarkable story of one of Americas greatest songwriters with several of his most famous songs ( Blue Skies, White Christmas and God Bless America, among others), is open to the public without charge. The church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Peters Pike will return to the Center 4 Life, located at 2401 Library Way, on Friday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m. with Thanks For The Memories A Visit With Dolores Hope. Music and jokes from Bob Hopes career will be included in this story of his remarkable 100-year life. Seating is limited, and those who would like to attend must register by calling the Center 4 Life at 472-5743. There is a fee of $5 for members and $10 for non-members, all of which will be used to purchase equipment for the Center. As Anna Magdalena, wife of Johann Sebastian Bach, Peters Pike will bring The Second Mrs. Bach to the Sanibel Public Library on Thursday, March 13 at 2 p.m. She recently visited Leipzig, Germany, where Bach spent the last 27 years of his life. This program is free and open to the public. Peters Pike has done her one-woman shows for 25 years, in 14 states and France, and she reports that audiences on Sanibel are among her favorites because they are knowledgeable, experienced and eager to learn about musical icons of our heritage. The remaining performances for Peters Pike will be in libraries, churches, yacht clubs and retirement communities in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and St. Petersburg, presenting seven different women in her Women Of Note series. Damaris and her husband, Ken Pike, enjoy winters at their home on Sanibel Island and are always happy to welcome visitors from the north. Damaris Peters Pike as Anna Magdalena Bach Peters Pike as Dolores Hope Looking Back: Bill Shannon And His Frond House 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, Bill Shannon in front of his palm frond house (circa 1951). He and his wife, Mae, opened the Sunshine Cafe on Palm Avenue on Captiva in 1951. photo archives of the Captiva Island Historical Society Lions Club Arts And Crafts Fair Is Coming SoonThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club 31st Annual Arts and Crafts Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22. The fair, which includes over 110 artists and crafts people from across the U.S., will be held on the grounds and inside The Community House on Periwinkle Way. Parking is free and available across the street and at other nearby locations. The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Arts and Crafts Fair is a long-standing island event that attracts artists and crafts people to this juried event each year. Admission for the public is a $5 donation. Children under 12 are free. The fair includes a silent auction and raffle with many artworks and sculptures, in addition to services and vacations. There are numerous opportunities to win in the raffle, which runs throughout the fair. Money raised from the fair will go towards various Sanibel charities, vision and hearing based charities and local scholarships. A crowd gathering for a previous fair at The Community House btnnn btnnn frfbfbb frfbfbb n n rbt !"b#$%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% Email editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 20144 Senator Benacquisto To Speak At San-Cap Republican CaucusThe next meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus will be held on Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, located at 770 Dunlop Road, in Meeting Room #4. The guest speaker will be State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, who has decided to run for the seat, recently vacated, that represents our district in the United States Congress. This meeting will be open to the public. Benacquisto was first elected to the Florida Senate in 2010 and she currently represents Southwest Florida in the 30th district. She was named the majority leader for the Republican caucus in the Florida Senate in fall of 2012, after serving as the deputy majority leader during the previous session. Additionally, she was appointed to be the vice chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, helping manage how taxpayer dollars are spent. She sits on a number of other significant committees in the Florida Senate including Education, Banking and Insurance, Rules, and Ethics and Elections. If you have any questions regarding the meeting or would like information about the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus, call Robb Moran at 472-9035. Hurricane SeminarThe Captiva Island Hurricane Preparedness Response Committee will conduct their annual seminar on Thursday, March 6 starting at 3:30 p.m. at the South Seas Island Resorts Auger Room. Gerald Campbell with Lee County Emergency Management and Amy Hoyt with Lee County Geographic Information Systems will be presenting information during the free session. In addition, Mike Sawiciki with the Lee County Sheriffs Office and Rich Dickerson with Captiva Island Fire Control District will also be presenting disaster preparedness. South Seas Island Resort is located at 5400 Plantation Road on Captiva. For additional information, call 472-5312. Sheriff To Speak At MeetingLee County Sheriff Mike Scott will be the featured speaker during the Calusa Chapter MOAA breakfast meeting on Saturday, March 8. The meeting will be held at Wine & Roses Restaurant, 1404 Cape Coral Parkway E. at 9 a.m. All military officers and spouses are invited to attend. Scott (sheriff since 2004), will speak about the changes in the sheriffs department and the current challenges he and his officers face on a day-to-day basis. Following his formal presentation, he will answer questions from the audience. The cost for the breakfast is $10 at the door. Make reservations by calling Dixie Buick at 945-5030. For more information about the Calusa Chapter of MOAA, call Nick Hubbell at 240-381-3975. FISH EventsFish of Sanibel-Captivas Mom and Toddlers Group meets Monday, March 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. It is open to all island parents and their children birth to five years. A Chris Coile performance on Tuesday, March 11 and 25 at 6 p.m. atGeorge & Wendys Seafood Grille, will benefit FISH. The Friendly Faces Lunch will take place on Tuesday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m. at George & Wendys Seafood Grille. Cost is $8 per person, all inclusive. RSVP to Sally Ennis, 395-8821. A VITA tax preparation session is slated for Friday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are required. Contact Christine Swiersz or Jessi Zeigler 472-4775 to RSVP. 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 Lizbeth Benacquisto


5 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Shell Show Authors TableThe highlight of many Sanibel Shell Show visitors is the opportunity to get an autographed copy of a favorite authors book. The following schedule will help you plan your visit to the Authors Table: Thursday, March 6 Harlan Wittkopf will be on hand from 9 to 11 a.m. with his book Alphie Finds The Seashell Alphabet, a story about a little alphabet cone. He will be joined by Gary Schmelz, Ph.D. at 10 a.m., who will sign his books Journey To The Edge Of Eden, an autobiography, and A Guide To Native Wildflowers. Dr. Schmelz will be at the Authors Table until noon. Jane K. Tuccillo will autograph copies of her book, Annabelle From Sanibel, from noon to 3 p.m. When her peaceful, island lifestyle is suddenly turned upside down by Hurricane Charley, granny Annabelle finds comfort and solace in her favorite treat: key lime pie. Her secret recipe is included. Also, Katie Gardenia will join Tuccillo at 2 p.m. and will remain until the Shell Show closes at 4 p.m. Her book, A Bubble Moment, is more than a recipe book of Bubble Room favorites. It gives the reader an insight into the history of this famous Captiva restaurant. Friday, March 7 Harlan Wittkopf returns to the desk from 10 a.m. to noon. Charles Sobczak will be signing four of his books from noon to 2 p.m. They are Six Mornings On Sanibel, Year Of The Bad Decision, Living Gulf Coast and Living Sanibel. Tuccillo returns from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 1 p.m., Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz arrive with their book, Amphibians & Reptiles Of Sanibel & Captiva. LeBuff will also sign his book Sanybel Light, the story of his life in Sanibels lighthouse. They will be at the Shell Show until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8 Tuccillo, Gardenia and Sobczak will return to the Authors Table: Jane from 10 a.m. to noon, Katie from 1 to 3 p.m. and Charles from 2 to 3 p.m. Also, Marianne Berkes will sign her childrens books from noon to 2 p.m. They include The Swamp Where Gator Hides, Seashells By The Seashore and Over The Ocean. The Sanibel Shell Festival is the major fundraising event for the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club and the Sanibel Community Association. Proceeds from the outside activities support the maintenance of The Community House. The Shell Club gives away the proceeds from the Shell Show inside in the form of grants to marinerelated educational programs. The Shell Show exhibit halls in The Community House are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival grounds are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 6 and 7. The grounds close at 4 p.m. on March 8. Admission to the grounds is free. A $5 donation is requested for admission to the Shell Show, which includes free admission to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum (a $9 value) during the Shell Show weekend. From left, Katie Gardenia, Colin Redfern and Jane K. Tuccilla at the 2013 Authors Table Zonta Tour To Feature Home Of Chicos FoundersThe final stop on the Zonta A Peek At The Unique home tour this year will be the home of Helene and Marvin Gralnick, founders of Chicos clothing stores Set serenely on Captivas bayfront, this home reflects the inventive, artistic vitality of its owners as well as their whimsical world view. Marvins vibrantly colorful paintings are featured throughout the home. There is also an eclectic mix of sculpture, art, furniture, textiles and exotic curios from local artists and locations around the world. There is a tale behind every piece of art, sculpture and furniture in this remarkable house and each one is fascinating. The home is a study in contrasts: cool contemporary with Mexican baroque and elegant Indonesian. A brilliant gold neon sculpture of an athlete in a cross-legged yoga pose greets the visitor entering the house. The huge, elaborately carved, Mexican bar from the Gralnicks very first store in Periwinkle Place rests magnificently in the dining room. The airy open kitchen, with its sleek European cabinets, contrasts with Marvins riotous oils in the open living area. The Gralnicks purchased this home at auction in 1998, and also have homes in Fort Myers and Mexico. And despite its vitality and contrast, the home has a tranquil Zen-like quality that befits the weekend retreat it has now become for the couple. Marvin and Helene Gralnick opened the first Chicos in Periwinkle Place in 1983 as a folk art and cotton sweater shop and soon expanded to offer private-label, elegantly casual clothes in various locations on the island. The business has grown to become Chicos FAS with more than 200 locations in the United States and encompassing Soma, White And Black, and Boston Proper stores. This is Zontas 13th annual Peek tour, the major fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva through their foundation, the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, earning tens of thousands of dollars to advance the status of women, locally and all over the world through Zonta International. In addition to the proceeds from the tours ticket sales, benefactors and local businesses place advertisements in the events program booklet and purchase raffle tickets for prizes, which range from a five-night stay in a New York City apartment to an island shopping spree. Tickets for the tour are now all sold, but personal, tax-deductible donations can be made online at www.zontasancap. com and raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 each from any Zonta member, or at Baileys General Store on weekends leading up to the Peek and at the Sanibel Island Farmers Market on March 2 and 9. For additional information about Zonta, visit Marvin Gralnicks contemporary art Indonesian influence (Buddha) Table top in Gralnick home


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 20146 Historical Village Has A History Of Its OwnFor 30 years the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, its volunteers, staff and directors, have worked to preserve the essence of life on Sanibel from the 1880s through the 1940s. Its buildings and their contents tell the stories of typical Cracker life, from fishing to farming. Visitors learn how they shopped, how they lived, and how residents learned. Village docents volunteer their time to bring to life pioneer days on Sanibel. The village, in partnership with the City of Sanibel, is a 501(c)3 entity and is managed and operated by its board. The city owns the land and buildings and provides budget support for maintenance and some staffing. Since 1984, when the Rutland home stood alone as the islands history museum, the complex has grown into wa village of 11 buildings that attracts 10,000 visitors annually. How did the single-house museum become todays historical vllage? After the City of Sanibel was incorporated in 1974, a Historical Preservation Committee, led by Elinor Dormer, resident of Shore Haven and founder of the museum, set about saving historical buildings. After Clarence Rutland died in 1982, the Muench family, who had purchased his home, donated it to the village. The museum opened in 1984 after some renovation work was completed. It was open just one day each week. In 1991-92, the old Bailey family donated Baileys General Store, Miss Charlottas Tearoom and the Old Post Office, all dating from 1927. In 1998, Burnap Cottage, a fishing cottage from Woodring Point that was built in 1898, was donated. In 2001, Morning Glories, a 1926 Sears Roebuck kit home, was moved to the village. In 2002, the Schoolhouse for White Children arrived. This school was in use until the 1960s. In 2012, Shore Haven and its caretakers cottage were donated and moved The Rutland House, the only building in the village until 1992, pictured under renovation in the early 1980s The Rutland House today, one of 11 buildings that now constitute the Sanibel Historical Village ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WayThe Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WayOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadTown Center2496 Palm Ridge Road ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTAHITIAN GARDENS | THE VILLAGE SHOPS OLDE SANIBEL SHOPPES | TOWN CENTERRetail 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:


7 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014to the village. Shore Haven, a Sears Roebuck kit home from 1924, will become the museums welcome center with displays of new or traveling exhibits. The museums volunteer staff has grown to over 80 volunteers and docents, without whom the village could not operate. Docents lead full tours twice a day. Fourth graders from the Sanibel School come at least twice during the school year. Fourth grade is the year they study local history, making their tours that much more meaningful and educational. Twilight Talks began several years ago, with two or more events each month in season. Here, speakers present topics of historic interest. Special tours are offered as well. Approximately 600 people took part last year, including groups from around the world. The Heritage Garden has been planted and is cared for by volunteers and represents the typical truck farm of a Sanibel resident. At one time, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and watermelons all grew abundantly in Sanibels rich soil. The garden is a major attraction for visitors. Its costly to maintain and improve the historical village. Ramps are being built in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The old Baileys Store recently got a new roof, and Morning Glories porch was completely repaired. New plantings and paved walkways are also planned throughout the village to improve the visitor experience. As the village begins its 31st year, everyone is looking forward so that visitors will always be able to look back. Genealogy ProgramYhe Sanibel Public Library will hold a program on geneaology on Wednesday, March 5 at 2 p.m. The program is presented by Carolyn Ford of the Lee County Genealogical Society and will focus on techniques to preserve an assortment of heirloom items. Participants are encouraged to bring keepsakes or other mementos to discuss. School Car WashThe Sanibel Middle School performing arts students will be having a car wash fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Sanibel School. All proceeds will benefit the middle school performing arts class to help fund the costumes, props, sets and other expenses for the upcoming production of Grease. This is a PTA-sponsored event and will be parent supervised. Grease will be performed on May 15, 16, 22 and 23, with a curtain time of 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at The Sanibel School office. For more information, call 472-1617. The Captiva Island Yacht Club Mark Davis, President of Sailors for the Sea will be the featured speaker. Founded in 2004 in Newport, Rhode Island, by David Rockefeller Jr. and Dr. David Treadway, Sailors for the Sea is the only ocean conservation nonprofit focused on the sailing and boating community. Mr. Davis is making a special tr ip to the Captiva Island Yacht Club to address the residents and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. This CIYC event is free and open to the public. Environmental Program Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10 AM Our email address is


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 20148 CASI Spring Breakfast Topic: GovernanceOver 80 condominium board members, owners and friends gathered at The Sanctuary on Friday, February 21 to hear from Steve Mackesy, managing partner at Island Management, and Joe Adams, managing shareholder for the Fort Myers and Naples offices of Becker-Poliakoff. The event was CASIs (Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc.) Spring Breakfast. In addition to managing 65 condominium and homeowner associations on Sanibel, Mackesy is a licensed certified pool contractor with the State of Florida. Two significant changes in pool and spa operations have been evolving over the past decade. The first was the Virginia Graeme Baker Act. As implementation of this act worked its way through a federal mandate, various state modifications and counties implementing different interpretations, various changes were made to commercial pools. The latest event was that all commercial pools had to be taken off direct suction devices by July 2013. A second event that has caused an unexpected but major change in pool operation was Amendment 1 which voters adopted in 2008. This amendment resulted in a five percent decrease in the state budget which translated in a shortfall in the local health departments budget. To make up that shortfall, the department now imposes permit and inspection fees. The state and some insurance companies are also mandating that commercial pools be brought up to current code. For the many Sanibel pools constructed in the 1970s and 80s, this can be a significant expense. In addition, state pool inspectors are shutting down pools for non-compliance with current code including slight violations such as a cracked suction grate, pool gates that dont lock, broken safety equipment, frayed ropes, less-than-full chemical tanks. Pool shutdowns generate an inspection fee and may take a full day or more to re-open. Mackesy suggested that associations require their pool operators to regularly inspect pools and spas to check safety equipment and to correct non-compliant items to avoid being shut down. This is not a part of most pool maintenance contracts. Both Mackesy and Adams responded to the question of chair lifts for pools and spas. Chair lifts are required for some pools as a part of the American with Disabilities Act compliance which is regulated by the Department of Justice. Another regulating body is the (Fair Housing Authority) which is governed by Housing and Urban Development. Whether a property is subject to ADA or FHA rules is a matter of complex determination. Both of these agencies have developed different guidelines on who must install chairlifts and how. Due to the challenge of determining which agency a property is governed by, and how rules must be applied, both speakers advised associations to consult their attorneys. Every year since 2005, Adams has been designated a Florida Super Lawyer, one of the top five percent of attorneys in his field in the state, by a vote of his peers. For his presentation to CASI, he invited questions from the guests. Several George Clark of Sunset South; Joseph E. Adams, Jr., of Becker & Polikoff; and Sharon Murphy, president of Loggerhead Cay John Ackler, president of Donax Village; and Steve Mackesy, managing partner of Island Management Linda Naton, president of CASI and Somerset; Aaron Pruss of Becker & Poliakoff; and Mary Nelson of Beachcomber 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 Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $22.99Bacardi Rum Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. $25.99Dewars Scotch 1.75 ltr. $36.99Captain Morgan Spiced Rum 1.75 ltr. $26.99 Captain Morgan White Rum 1.75 ltr. $25.99Casarena 505 Malbec 750 ml. $10.99 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750 ml. $22.99 Creme de Lys Chardonnay 750 ml. $9.99 Sterling Napa Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. $10.99 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


9 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014associations reported that they ban dogs and yet receive requests to accommodate service dogs and emotional support dogs. Adams responded that regardless of association rules or bylaws, the associations must determine whether they are governed by ADA rules and/or FHA rules. Each agency has different rules on whether service or emotional support animals must be accommodated. Adams reported that several years ago a number of Sanibel associations were challenged on a variety of ADA compliance issues in what appeared to be a wave of plaintiff-driven charges. For that reason, it is advisable to pro-actively address these issues as they come up. This CASI breakfast was sponsored by Norris Home Furnishings, with a showroom on Periwinkle Way. Norris has just completed work on the newly-renovated Island Inn and its Kimball Lodge Condominium. Jim Winn and John Newton, president of The Atrium Barr Klaus and Bill Coffey of Compass Pointe Linda Naton, CASI president; Dave Waks of Pointe Santo Leslie Samler, Pelicans Roost manager; and Jack Samler, Sundial East manager 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.


City Continues Efforts To Link Bike Paths And Shopsby Jeff LysiakThe planning commission engaged in a lengthy discussion about the most recent update from staff regarding the development of guidelines and permitting procedures for the installation of interconnective and intraconnective pathways on Sanibel. City officials want to promote biking and walking while eliminating conflict with vehicles. On Tuesday, Planning Director Jimmy Jordan briefed the commission on key issues related to the topic, including: What should the permitting procedure and fee be for the submittal and review of such applications? What Land Development Code amendments should be recommended to accommodate the additional coverage and developed areas necessary for implementing both interand intra-connectivity pathways? What standards should be recommended to ensure that the visual and environmental functions of required vegetation buffers are preserved? Initially, it was thought that these connectivity pathways could be permitted without requiring a filing fee, Jordan said in his report. However after further consideration, staff has reached the conclusion that some nominal fee should be in place for the review, processing and inspections associated with the request. Jordan said that a filing fee of $50 would be required to offset the cost of staff reviewing, processing and completing inspections of connectivity pathway permits. But after debating the pros and cons of the fee, commissioners requested that the requirement be eliminated. City Manager Judie Zimomra, at the February 11 commission meeting, said that the goals of the redevelopment plan includes improved safety by eliminating conflict points between automobiles and bicyclists and pedestrians; enhanced 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. Interconnectivity is bicycle and pedestrian connections to the shared use path system and intraconnectivity is bicycle and pedestrian connections between adjacent properties. Dr. Phillip Marks asked Jordan to confirm that property owners would not be penalized if the addition of a connectivity path caused the loss of a parking space. Jordan reiterated that the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists would be given priority, and that staff would look at other options to relocate any parking spaces that might be lost. I think that property owners will see this as a benefit, said Jordan, who added that the guidelines being established actually gives the permit application process more flexibility, rather than making them requirements. You might find that someone doesnt want to spend the money or lose the space, said Chairman Michael Valiquette. Holly Smith suggested that staff prepare a map of where pathway crossovers areas where bicyclists and pedestrians have worn a path across a patch of grass, creating a shortcut already exist, noting that property owners may have no incentive to change if its already working for them. Its an educational process, added John Talmage. I think it will be interesting to see how this is implemented. Commissioner Chuck Ketteman also suggested that the guidelines be subject to a one-year lookback, so that staff and/or the planning commission can make changes if necessary. His idea was embraced unanimously by the panel as well as Vice Mayor Doug Congress, who attended the meeting as liaison to the city council. Addressing the issue of how the city plans to inform the public about the permitting procedures, Smith asked whether they could conduct a town hall-type meeting. Jordan said that since every property is unique, staff would deal with them one application at a time. Valiquette suggested that an information packet be send to island property owners and landlords, while Commissioner Chris Heidrick interjected that tenants should not be left out of the discussion. Marks also added that staff compile a photographic record illustrating the before and after of participating properties, which he suggested might give even more incentive. Speaking on behalf of the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Jeremy Kane said that educating the public should stress the safety, convenience and business benefits of participating in improving the islands pathways, which he called a voluntary act. Jordan will give the commission an update to the guidelines along with proposed code amendments for allowed coverage, vegetation removal and developed areas and vegetation buffers at the March 11 meeting. Planning Subcommittee Assignmentsby Jeff LysiakDuring Tuesdays planning committee session, the 2014 assignments for the Land Development Code Review, Capital Improvements Review, Below Market Rate Housing Review and Permitting Process Review subcommittees were unanimously approved. Both the Land Development Code Review and Permitting Process Review subcommittees include the entire sevenmember board, with Chairman Michael Valiquette assigned to serve as the LDCR chair and Tom Krekel assigned to chair the Permitting Process Review subcommittee. The Below Market Rate Housing Review Subcommittee is comprised of Valiquette, Krekel, Dr. Phillip Marks, John Talmage and Holly Smith, who will serve as chair. The Capital Improvements Review Subcommittee is comprised of Talmage and Chuck Ketteman, who will serve as chair. In addition, the 2014 Subcommittee Work Plan was approved. Under consideration with the code review will be issues related to resort district room size and notice requirements for development permits; the Capital Improvements Review Subcommittee will work on the annual review with Public Works Director Keith Williams; the Below Market Rate Housing Review Subcommittee will work on the annual review with the president and director of Community Housing & Resources; and the Permitting Process Review Subcommittee will work on the annual review with Planning Director Jimmy Jordan. ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201410 INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And OperatedUSPS 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. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201412 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. 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For more information, For more information, visit, visit, email email or call 239-671-6112 or call 239-671-6112 Victorian Pendant with Aquamarine and Diamonds Victorian Pendant with Aquamarine and Diamonds Stunning 18k pendant with a perfectly cut 22ct aquamarine as its center, Stunning 18k pendant with a perfectly cut 22ct aquamarine as its center, surrounded by a full 1.24ct total weight diamonds. Weighs 10.3 grams. surrounded by a full 1.24ct total weight diamonds. Weighs 10.3 grams. $2,720.00 $2,720.00 GEORGIA HEMPHILLGeorgia Hemphill, a long-time resident of Captiva and Shell Point in Fort Myers, died on December 7, 2013 in Carlinville, Illinois. Born on February 25, 1923, she married Robert Bud Hemphill in 1942. Georgia was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and her oldest son, Ted. Georgia spent the war years at Fort Smith Arkansas as well as Pasadena and Monterey, California, working for the USO before Bud went overseas. Following his return, they built a house in Carlinville, she received a BA degree from Blackburn College and taught high school math and English for the next 17 years. In 1968, they built a small cottage on Captiva, which they enjoyed and shared with friends and family for over 30 years. Georgia served on the boards of Captivas Chapel By The Sea, SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation, Captiva Civic Association and the Captiva Memorial Library. An avid golfer, she and Bud were stalwarts of the Wednesday Couples Gang at South Seas. She usually accompanied by her dog, Lucky continued to play at Shell Point. Surviving are her son Tom and wife Susan of Newhall, California, daughterin-law Lynn Hemphill of Gaithersburg, Maryland, her sister-in-law Wyn Nevins of Litchfield, Illinois, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one greatgreat grandchild. All who knew Georgia are encouraged to gather at Captivas Chapel By The Sea on Sunday, March 2 at 12:15 p.m. to celebrate her life through stories and song. OBITUARY GLORIA JEAN OFLANNERY TUCKERGloria Jean OFlannery Tucker, after a long battle with cancer, died in her Fort Myers home on January 26, 2014. She worked as a broker associate with VIP Realty on Captiva Island. She is survived by her husband, C. Hyde Tucker of Sanibel, a brother, Charles Slechta of Grovetown Georgia, two sisters, Joyce Jensen of Ocean View, Delaware, and Linda Urban of Fort Myers. She was entombed in her home town of Baltimore, Maryland and will be greatly missed. A mass to celebrate her life will be held at Saint Columbkille Catholic Church, 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, on Tuesday March 11 at 11 a.m. In honor of Glorias love for animals, donations may be made in her name to the Worcester County Humane Society, PO Box 48, Berlin, MD 21811. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201416 Sanibel Potato Pancake Festivalsubmitted by George HaydukeThe 13th annual Sanibel Potato Pancake Festival was celebrated on February 17 at the Sanibel Arms Resort, located on East Gulf Drive. This revered local event is held each year to honor the true origins of the fabled potato pancake. According to festival president Arthur Ortland, the festivals founding members prepare the meal for themselves and invited guests. Internationally honored chef Ilse Ortland organizes the basics from her German familys closely held recipes. This years celebration was hosted by JoAnn and Bobby Houchins and was held in Herbst Hall at Sanibel Arms. The original founders are all long-time Sanibel Arms guests who enjoy the heritage, tradition, social ambiance and the great meal. These potato pancakes are true Old World style and are accompanied by homemade applesauce, farm smoked bacon, homemade bread and various desserts created by the members. The festival was first organized by the late Heinz and Hanna Hintzen at Sanibel Arms. The Hintzens performed German music for the early celebrations. Next years festival has been scheduled at Sanibel Arms during February. Festival members include, front row from left, JoAnn Houchins, Judy Winters, Nancy Truby, chef Ilse Ortland and Julie Riegel. Second row from left is Robert Houchins, Dan Winters, chaplain J. David Truby, president Art Ortland and Al Riegel. Garden Club To Host DesignerThe Shell Islands Garden Club will host Kathleen Hawryluk, floral designer and member of the Naples Garden Club, in a design presentation on Tuesday, March 11. The meeting will begin at 12:15 p.m. at The Community House. A $5 donation is requested. Hawryluk is an accredited National Garden Club flower show judge and president of the Naples Ikebana International #106. She and her husband live on a five-acre parcel in Naples, planted with a large variety of fruits and semi-tropical foliage. Her presentations make use of different design styles using containers readily available at resale shops. Her designs and containers will be raffled off to attendees. For more information, call Dotty Mount at 472-1821. A design that was color coordinated for the table setting An arrangement full of color 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 Book SigningSanibel Bookshop will be hosting a book signing event with local author Randy Wayne White on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. White is a New York Times bestselling author whose novel, Sanibel Flats, was chosen by the American Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of the Hundred Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century, and he was named a Florida Literary Legend in 2011 by the Florida Heritage Book Festival. Whites novels feature marine biologist Doc Ford and his quirky pal Tomlinson. Bone Deep is Whites latest thriller. When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinsons asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along, but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realizes what theyre in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things; a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on. Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse, or two. To join the signing line, books must be purchased at the Sanibel Bookshop. If you would like an autographed book but cannot make the signing, call 472-5223. The Sanibel Island Bookshop is located at 1571 Periwinkle Way across from Dixie Beach Boulevard. Extra parking will be available that evening in the VIP Realty parking lot.


17 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 From page 1Shell FestivalIf you head for this tent, youll get your chance. Shell craft instructors Ann Dunlap, Marvin and Mary Hennemann, Vicki Ross, Georgia Plumb, Dorothy Harper, Leslie Anding, Darla Ross, Joy Rimmer, and Jean Ford will be there to help you fulfill this wish. Adults and children are welcome. A collection of books about shell art will be on display in the tent. Some are new, and some are old and out of print. There will be a display about the history of sailors valentines to answer questions you may have about how this craft came into being. Demonstrations in the tent will be ongoing throughout the day. Shell Identification Clinic Do you have a shell that you would like to have identified? Dr. Harry G. Lee of Jacksonville, Florida, one of the shell show judges, is recognized throughout the country for his knowledge of shells and mollusks, the animals that create them. Lee will hold an identification clinic each day from 11 a.m. to noon in the scientific division exhibit hall. Heightened Competition The Sanibel Shell Show has always been known as one of the best shows in the country. This year, there are over 225 entries in the artistic division. Entries in this competition are created from shells or other marine life, but also include photography and other media. The scientific division of competition will host over 400 linear feet of exhibits. These exhibits are collections of shells that come from Sanibels beaches and from around the world. There are entries that consist of a single shell and entries that are 40 feet in length. This year, competitors from Miami, Port St. Lucia, Panama City, North Port and North Waterboro, Maine will vie for the coveted Sanibel Superstar Award. Exhibits in this competition must have won a major award at a previous Sanibel Shell Show or at another shell show. In addition to the star-shaped Lucite trophy, the winner will be presented with a pin created by Congress Jewelers specifically for this award. Shells and shell art will be for sale both outdoors and at the shell show inside The Community House. Proceeds from the outside activities support the maintenance of The Community House. The Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club gives away the proceeds from the Shell Show in the form of grants to marine-related educational programs. The dates for the Shell Festival are Thursday to Saturday, March 6, 7 and 8. The exhibit halls in The Community House are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival grounds are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 6 and 7. The grounds close at 4 on March 8. Admission to the grounds is free. A $5 donation is requested for admission to the shell show and that includes free admission to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, a $9 value, during the Shell Festival weekend. Learn how to make a little animal or flowers out of shells From page 1Music Festivalrock 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. An all-Chopin program consists of 24 Preludes, Opus 28, 12 Etudes, Opus 25. Tickets may be purchased for $35 each by calling 344-7025, or logging onto Tickets may also be purchased at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way, and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2477 Library Way on Sanibel Island. From page 1Shipley Trail Kioskcan either hike back to their cars and bikes, or shuttle vans will return them to the restaurant parking lots. There is extremely limited ability to accommodate those unable to walk the route. Call 395-2768 for additional information. Anyone planning to attend is asked to call 472-2329 or email so event organizers can estimate attendance. 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 28, 201418 Highlights Of Trailgate Party At The Refuge Wildlife artist Jim Sprankle stands next to his sculpture of a pair of roseate spoonbills Norm and Beth Miller Richard Johnson, left, of Baileys General Store served as the celebrity auctioneer during the 2nd annual Ding Darling Trailgate Party held on February 21 at the refuge. Helping Johnson solicit bids for a special Jeepney tour is Ding Darling Wildlife Society staff member Jess Shelton. photos by Jeff Lysiak Passing out party favors was DDWS member Carol Rothman Roberta and David Schuldenfrei with Gretchen Banks Party guests, from left, Nancy Gordon, Sheryl Steele, Anna Smith and Mary Ann Kanzius Billy and Salli Kirkland with their daughter, Vanessa Flynt, and granddaughter, Ally Guests mingled while checking out the silent auction items Patty and John Grey DDWS President John McCabe with executive director Birgie Vertesch American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, March 2, American Legion Post 123 will serve a Mexican Fiesta from 1 to 8 p.m. Live music with Robby Hutto will run from 5:30 until 9 p.m. A fish fry will be featured every Friday in March from 4 to 8 p.m. On Sunday, March 9, Post 123 will serve BBQ ribs and chicken from 1 to 8 p.m. The 8-ball pool league is every Monday at 5 p.m. Every Wednesday, the legion has Hump Day specials. Stop in and see whats cookin. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Players are welcome and must be members. Every Friday, a 6 oz. ribeye steak sandwich is available all day, along with daily specials. The public is welcome. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. The legion is at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email Email your editorial copy to: COFFEE FOR THE OCEANSanibel Sea School has recently opened the doors to its new building at 455 Periwinkle Way, and staff members are working hard to create a welcoming community space on the east end of the island. Locals and visitors alike are invited to stop in to see the new facility and enjoy a cup of Sanibel Sea Schools private label coffee, a blend of organic, fair-trade African beans created in partnership with an artisanal roaster. The coffee is also available for sale, and proceeds support the schools mission to promote marine conservation through education so buy a jar or bring your own container and take home some coffee for the ocean ($5/0.6 lb. jar; $4/jar refills; $6 per pound with your own container).


19 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Eastern Cottontailsby Patricia MolloyBunnies just may be the cutest creatures on the planet; long-eared, doeeyed balls of fur. Since the 1930s, one of the most beloved icons in popular culture has been a fast-talking wascally wabbit named Bugs. Three young Eastern cottontails ( Sylvilagus floridanus) are being treated at CROW. Patients #0099 and #0100 were snuggling in their nest when a family dog began excavating it. The quickthinking pet owner rushed the furry tykes to the wildlife clinic. Fortunately, there were no marks on them, but they were lethargic when they arrived, said Dr. Kristin Dub, DVM intern. They have begun eating on their own and their prospects for release are very good. The third little bunny was found alone and assumed to be in danger. During the patients admission exam, the baby was determined to be perfectly healthy. Unfortunately, this particular case had all the markings of an abduction. Wild rabbits often fare poorly in captivity because they view their human caretakers as potential predators. Despite being housed in cozy hutches in one of the ICUs quiet rooms, young bunnies often experience dramatic weight losses once they find themselves separated from their mothers. We try to get them to eat Oxbow (a nutritionally correct manufactured food supplement) and we watch their weight carefully, Dr. Kristen explained. Baby animals are frequently brought into CROW by well-meaning citizens after discovering what they believe to be an abandoned nest. In the case of wild rabbits, a mother rabbit spends most of the day away from her nest to avoid drawing the attention of predators. If a nest looks undisturbed and the mother is nowhere in sight, that is her plan. As skilled as the wildlife rehabilitators at CROW are, nothing can replace moms tender loving care. As Dr. Heather cautioned, If you happen upon an abandoned bunny, leave it alone. If you have already moved the rabbit, place it right back where you found it. Mom will come back once or twice a day to check on her babies. If you do find an injured wild animal, immediately contact CROW or one of the nine domestic veterinarian clinics it has partnered with in Lee County. CROW volunteers make daily pick-up excursions. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit A young Eastern cottontail munches on greens provided by the staff at CROW. The perfectly healthy bunny was admitted to the clinic as a potentially abducted baby. 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


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201420 Captiva Island Yacht Clubs Summer Junior Sailing CampRegistration is open for the fifth season of the Captiva Island Yacht Clubs Junior Sailing Camp, which will be held this summer. Families do not need to belong to the club to participate. Camp is open to ages eight to 18 of all experience levels. The first session of the Camp for beginning sailors is scheduled for Monday, June 23 to Friday, July 4. The second session for intermediate sailors who have had an introduction to sailing and want to learn more about racing and tuning a boat for speed will take place Monday, July 7 to Friday, July 18. At the end of the first two-week session, every camper will be able to rig and sail a boat single-handed and properly handle a kayak. At the end of the second, campers should be well on their way to becoming skilled sailors. Youngsters will demonstrate their newly acquired skills at a parents and friends day luncheon at the club on Thursday of each session, followed by a family open sail day on Friday. Activities begin each morning at the yacht club, next to Tween Waters Inn on Captiva, and move to the waters of Roosevelt Channel. The program will feature Fun Fridays, including paddleboarding, kayaking and a sailing outing. Pick-up is at 4 p.m. each day. Captiva Island Yacht Club sponsors the camp. The enrollment fee is $600 per two-week session. Each child will be assigned his/her own sailboat, and there will be a certified instructor for every three to five students. The only qualification for participation is successful completion of a swim test; 50-yard swim, tread water, put on a PFD (personal flotation device) in the water and swim back 50 yards wearing the PFD. Enrollment is limited. Contact Lauren Davies at 472-9627 or email info@ Small group instruction is an important part of the program Students with instructors Your child can learn to sail single-handed 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...


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23 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Russian Delegation Receives VIP Tour Of Refugeby Jeff LysiakA delegation of Russian nature reserve staff members, scientists and conservation volunteers, visiting the United States for 13 days, received a VIP tour of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Monday. During their two-hour tour, the 11 visitors learned about the refuges namesake, Jay Norwood Darling, the history of Sanibels efforts to preserve wildlife on the island and toured the Visitor Education Center as well as Wildlife Drive.continued on page 26 On February 24, a group of 11 visitors from Russia received a special tour of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. H ere, the contingent poses for a photograph with refuge staff members. photos by Jeff Lysiak Supervisory refuge ranger Toni Westland points out a mangrove crab on a nearby tree limb Refuge manager Paul Tritaik, right, receives a gift from Russian visitors Anna Zavadskaya, Irina Sannikova, Vasily Sutula, Sergei Shurunov and Natalya Troitskaya CAPTIVA CRUISES Introduces Two New Exciting Cruises Adventure Sailing Expedition A partnership between Captiva Cruises and the Bailey Mathews Shell Museum. Come aboard the Adventure, our 24-passenger sailing catamaran for an unforgettable island expedition. Passengers enjoy a Zodiac boat ride to the island, a naturalist guided shelling adventure, tropical island lunch and a fun sail back to Captiva. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday & Saturdays 10 AM 2 PM Adults $100 / Child $75 (Plus tax) Historic Cruise to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Come aboard the Santiva, our 49-passenger power catama ran. Cruise the Captiva & Sanibel coastline and learn about the conservation he ritage of these unique barrier islands. Enjoy dolphin and wildlife sightings. Continue down the Caloosahatchee and learn the early history of Fort Myers. Passengers can enjoy lunch at the new and exciting Pinchers restaurant at the Marina at Edison Ford, followed by a private tour of the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Wednesdays 10 AM 4 PM Adults $65 / Child $50 (Plus tax)


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201426 From page 23Russian DelegationSupervisory refuge ranger Toni Westland, who visited Russias Baikalsky Reserve in 2012, welcomed the group with hugs and gifts. Westland and refuge manager Paul Tritaik received several gifts from the group, including a book on snow leopards, maps, trinkets and T-shirts.Led by Joseph Green, an international affairs specialist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the group boarded a bus and headed out to see the refuge for themselves. Less than a half-mile into the trip, the visitors stopped at one of Wildlife Drives observation decks, where they saw a large group of birds sprawled out across the mud flats. The guests asked questions about the avian species they saw including white pelicans, anhingas, ibis, egrets, cormorants and herons and reported that they were impressed with the refuges amenities. At the Red Mangrove Outlook, Westland pointed out the variety of mangrove trees as well as the different kinds of fish found in the surrounding waters. After they toured the refuge, the visitors had lunch at Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille, went for a swim in the Gulf of Mexico at Tarpon Bay Beach, took an evening cruise with Tarpon Bay Explorers and had dinner at three different island homes, arranged for by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society. In addition to visiting Sanibel, the group also toured the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Immokalee, the Washington, DC area and Virginia. At the refuges Red Mangrove Outlook, Toni Westland shares her knowledge of native plants and wildlife The group pauses to take pictures and look through binoculars and spotting scopes at a group of white pelicans Toni Westland, right, discusses details of the American white ibis while Anna Zavadskaya looks on Power Squadron Offers Boating SeminarsThe Sanibel-Captiva Sail and Power Squadron, a non-profit educational organization for the promotion of boating safety, is offering another pair seminars for boaters. These seminars will be held on Saturday, March 8 at the Captiva Island Yacht Club. Basic Weather & Forecasting will be presented from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Tides & Currents from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The safety and comfort of those who venture out on the water have always been weather dependent. Weather & Forecasting is a must for boaters who have never taken a weather course. The complex subject of weather will be presented in a way that is both understandable and useful. Topics include air masses and fronts, winds, storms, clouds and fog along with basic forecasting. Each seminar participant will receive a waterproof McGraw-Hill Captains Quick Guide entitled On-board Weather Forecasting, designed for on-board use. Each participant will also receive a full-color student guide with slide images and complete notes.continued on page 39 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 Waterview 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 every Saturday from 1-4. Enjoy live entertainment In Sea Breeze Caf Visit 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island


27 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours:Mon-Sat 8am 5:30pm Sun 9am 3pmComplete DO-IT-YOURSELFBoat Parts Store Marine Trading Post15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots) Call 437-7475 Filet Table$59.99 Stainless SteelProps$299 Aluminum Props$99 3-Rod Holder$9.99 Plant SmartFalse Frangipaniby Gerri ReavesFalse frangipani (Euphorbia gymnonota) is a member of the genus euphorbia and is endemic to the Bahamas. The genus includes common landscape plants, many of them cacti and succulent species that have fleshy angular stems and spines. Non-natives such as the holiday favorite poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) and the groundcover crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii) are two of the better known ones. Many are spurges, such as lesser Florida spurge (Euphorbia graminea) and sand dune spurge ( Euphorbia trichotomais), both among the Florida natives of the genus. False frangipani can reach small tree size, growing to about 20 feet high. Its alternate leaves attach directly to the stem and are linear or oblanceolate, wider at the tip than at the base. The terminal inflorescence has a complex structure with five to seven unisexual flowers with crimson oval bracts, or modified leaves. The female flowers (upper) sometimes droop over the cluster. A smooth, three-angled capsule splits open when ripe to release gray seeds. Sometimes the rupture is audible and the seeds are hurled several feet. Spurge species typically contain a milky sap, or latex, that is used medicinally as a purgative. It is irritating and caustic to the skin, so contact with it should be avoided. Youre most likely to find false frangipani at special plant sales or specialty nurseries. Sources:,, and The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. False frangipani has terminal clusters that contain both male and female flowers photos by Gerri Reaves It will grow to the size of a small tree


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201428 Birds Eye ViewWading Bird Nesting Seasonby Mark Bird WestallLast week, I went on the Sanibel River for one of my canoe trips. At the beginning of the trip, I saw an anhinga perched near a previously used nesting site. As usual with anhingas, it acted pretty nervous at our approach and flew away before we came very close. A few seconds later, we came upon another anhinga perched low just above the water, and it immediately dove in the water and disappeared. I didnt think much about it at the time because anhingas tend to be pretty skittish birds (except along the Wildlife Drive in the refuge). But then as my tour was at the halfway point and we were just about ready to turn around and head back to our launching site, we stumbled right up on a well-built yellow-crowned night heron nest with both birds present on the nest. They were both flaring their breeding plumage and looking very spectacular. And it hit me nesting season is upon us! It was a great scene, but I immediately backed away from the nest (while apologizing to the birds) and turned the canoe around and began telling my customers that they were going on the last river trip this tourist season. I explained to them that the birds wouldnt mind an alligator swimming under their nest, but a human paddling underneath? Oh, my God! That would just be the scariest thing that could happen to them. People think I am crazy when I tell them that the birds actually seek out the bigger alligators to build their nests above, but find it difficult to accept that the birds would find a human being paddling underneath the nests more frightening. And then those same humans will drive an automobile and feel safe; a clear case of instinct vs. intelligence. So, I will not set up one of my tours on the Sanibel River again until I am sure the nesting season is over. And now I am asking the residents of Sanibel to show the same concern and respect for the nesting birds. Luckily, access to the river is generally limited to only those folks who own property along the river or have access through some of the mosquito ditches, so the river isnt traversed by canoe and kayak very much. But I have seen as many as six or seven kayaks on the river at one time since I have been doing habitat management for the city, and I worry about how much impact that activity could have on the desire of the birds to nest. Even bringing up the fact that I have spotted the beginning of nesting activity worries me a little because there are some who would rationalize that the amount of stress they would cause the birds was minor by thinking, Its only me and Ill only go look at the nest this one time. Just this one time wont bother the birds too much. But it may not only be you thats thinking those same thoughts. You have to think about the cumulative impact of your actions. I heard of an interesting study that was done years ago along a river somewhere in the southeast, I think, where a canoe livery was concerned that running their canoes down the river depending on demand might mean that their customers would not truly enjoy the river experience because there could be too many canoes on the river at the same time and the same place. Their solution was to only launch a party onto the river every 20 minutes or so, and that way their customers felt like they were the only ones using the river. But then, some biologists studying the turtle population along the river found some startling changes to the turtle productivity. Those turtles stopped laying as many eggs in a clutch as before and, as a result, the whole turtle population began to decline. What the scientists eventually figured out was that with groups of canoeists constantly (every 20 minutes or so) passing by the turtles sunning areas, the turtles were constantly having to dive into the water and were not getting to spend enough time in the sun. The result was fewer eggs per clutch, and thus over time, fewer turtles on the river. The nesting wading birds on Sanibel have had a difficult enough time with the people of the island removing most of the police force (alligators) that used to protect their nests from marauding raccoons. But nature lovers travelling the Sanibel River could, perhaps, facilitate the coup de grace for the nesting birds. Wading birds are very easily discouraged from using a potential nesting site. If people harass the birds, even when the birds are only contemplating nesting, they may decide to go somewhere else to raise their young. When I first started clearing the river for the city, I had fun learning how to trim the trees in such a way that it might be attractive to nesting birds. And the numbers of nesting birds began to increase. But then, in ensuing years of work on the river, I started noticing a drastic decline in nests. My first concern was for the lower number of gators I saw on the river. Male gators roam around looking for mates in the spring and that puts them in harms way in some residential pond. You only need one person in each neighborhood that has seen a Tarzan movie to make a complaint and if the gator has a marketable hide, hes dead! But now, Im also concerned about how much recreational use the Sanibel River experiences during nesting season, and could this be a reason for the nesting decline. So please, if you have access to the Sanibel River, or know anyone who does, and are thinking about taking a nice, little cruise down the river, give the birds a break. Youre much more frightening than any alligator they would see! A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit for more information. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000 We have the BIG TEN Network We have the BIG TEN Network HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations! 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 Audubon Ding Darling Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be held on Saturday, March 1 at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Participants will meet in the parking lot (to the left as you drive in) at 8 p.m. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. Refuge fees will apply. The Duck Stamp and Federal Senior Pass are accepted. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for more details. Roseate spoonbills photo by Sam Ayres


29 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Shell Of The WeekThe Placid Periwinkleby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationThe locally found Placid Periwinkle, Echinolittorina placida Reid, 2009, received its original scientific description and name only recently: Dr. David Reid of the Natural History Museum in London named the species in 2009, as part of his work on tropical periwinkles. Its shell is small (about 0.5 inch at most), pointed and solid. Found on the splash zone, on rocks or other hard substrates, in particular on seawalls, jetties and causeway bridge pilings. The Placid Preiwinkle is usually found in large numbers. Learn more about the species at Featured Event Join The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum for a shell crafting lecture from Hannah Milman, editorial director of crafts at Martha Stewart Living. Admission is free with museum admission/membership or just $5. This lecture will be well attended, so please reserve your seat in advance by calling 395-2233 or via email at This Week At The Museum 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 And 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. Weekly Schedule Friday, February 28 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, March 3 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shelling 101 at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Hannah Milman lecture at 2 p.m., Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 6 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit Library Turns 20 The Sanibel Public Library is celebrating its 20th anniversary in its present location. The public is invited to join the celebration with music and light refreshments on Thursday, February 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. The Placid Periwinkle, Echinolittorina placida (Reid, 2009) On the morning of February 19, Leili (6) and Samia (4) Singer, visiting from Newton, Massachusetts, found a junonia on the beach near the South Seas Island Resorts beach villas. Shell Found Junonia found on Captiva 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 Discounts & Specials Available For Group Rates.Patron Sponsor: Patricia & Davis Thurber Sponsor: Patty & Attila Molnar Grand Patron Series Sponsor: The Ferguson FoundationBook and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith HermannAll Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise notedRomance/Romance THEATER Season Sponsor: Opening Night Receptions Hosted by:Show Sponsor: COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS Island Jazz | Every Sunday, 3 pm Now through April 27Boler Garden Free Admission FILM THE FORUMAnne-Marie Slaughter |Sun., March 2, 7:30 pmSchein Performance Hall Limited Tickets May Be AvailableGrand Patron Series Sponsors:Northern Trust and Sue & Tom Pick CLASSICALFaur QuartettThursday, February 27, 7:30 pmSchein Performance Hall Loge: $47 General: $42 Student Child: $5 Q&A with Hollywood Film Producer David PickerMonday, March 3 Schein Performance Hall 6:30 pm: Walk the Red Carpet 7 pm: Q&A with David Picker Film Screening: The Jerk Followed by Champagne Reception Admission: $15March 7 April 5 Bank of the Islands Stan & Visnja GembickiFilm Series Sponsors:Sanibel Taxi Jerrys Foods of Sanibel John R. Wood Island Real EstateFilm Series Supporters:Adult: $42 Student/Child $57 pm, Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 7 2 pm, Wednesday Matines: March 12 & 19 4 pm, Sunday Twilight Shows: March 9, 16, 23 & 30Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201432 Marvin Gralnick Solo Exhibition At Davis Art CenterAsolo exhibition by artist Marvin Gralnick, the retired CEO and founder of retail giant Chicos FAS, opens at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Friday, March 7. The opening coincides with the monthly Art Walk on Friday, March 7 at 6 p.m. and continues through March 28. A self-taught artist, Gralnick was born in St. Louis, Missouri, where for over 15 years he worked with his father in the antique, design, and decorative arts fields, before embarking upon a career marketing and designing clothing and apparel. The fashion business he and his wife, Helene, founded in 1983 on Sanibel Island, eventually evolved into a successful national retail chain known as Chicos. Some thirty years later, retirement led the restless entrepreneur to explore painting and sculpture as an outlet for yet another aspect of creative expression. Gralnicks dedication to his own art began in 1999. In recent years he has emerged, literally and figuratively, onto a wider artistic plane, making his work available to a growing circle of international art professionals and collectors, including Europe and USA, through gallery representation, solo shows, group exhibitions, and international art fairs. Gralnicks brand of post-modernism has been described as urban primalism, inspired by artists like Picasso, Dubuffet and Basquiat. In his paintings there is a strong overtone of cultural and political satire with roots in primitive self expression. Philosophically rooted in a personal brand of activism, all of Gralnicks work conveys a passion for kinetic strokes of color, provocative words and arresting images which embody the American dream filtered through the raw lens of popular culture. In addition to experimenting with different ways of applying paint variously splattering, brushing, smearing, and squeezing directly from the tube he has perfected the depersonalized industrial technique of photo transfer similar to that utilized by neighbor Robert Rauschenberg, whose influence Gralnick embraces. These photo silkscreen paintings contain deliberate imperfections, revealing the uneven inking of the roller, slips of the screen, and an overall graininess and partial blotting out of images. Sculptor and artist Lawrence Voytek, former director of art production for Robert Rauschenberg for over 28 years, is a collaborator with Gralnick and works with him at the Gypsy Ranch studio, assisting with art fabrication. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, in the River District, downtown Fort Myers. Gralnicks work, like this untitled piece, is often inspired by artists such as Picasso, Dubuffet and Basquiat Marvin Gralnick Gralnick is known for a urban primalism brand of postmodernism Doors on Wheels by Marvin Gralnick We serve it fresh.... ....or we dont serve it at all!Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9pm472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.com35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!*Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013 13 Dinners for $15, before 5:30pm 7 days Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight OYSTER DYNASTY!OYSTER BAR NOW OPEN 7 DAYSServing the largest selection of oysters in SW Florida(And Sushi too!)


33 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers insights about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, with photos of patients treated at the facility. In 2013, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3,391 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 60 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and 7 percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients publically, so this presentation offers the next best thing: numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show will be held on Friday, February 28 at 11 a.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center, located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens and free for members and children 12 and under. The entry fee also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228 or visit Baby flying squirrels photo(s) courtesy of CROW Baby gopher tortoise in red wrap Baby barn owls Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service Since 1978 We serve it fresh.... ....or we dont serve it at all!Oyster Bar Open 7 Days Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9pm472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.comSushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays!35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!*Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013 13 Dinners for $15, before 5:30pm 7 days Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm MidnightFISH DYNASTY!SERVING FRESH FISH & CHOICE STEAKS SINCE 1978 (NO DUCK!) 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days Wine Wednesdays $8.00 OFFany bottle of wine $25 or more. All Evening.JOIN ADAM, RACHEL, E.J. & CHEF SAL FOR PIZZA, PASTA & A COLD, CRAFT, DRAFT BEER!PIZZA & PASTA DYNASTY!(SORRY NO DUCK!) HAPPY HOUR 4:30-6:30 7 DAYS GLUTEN FREE PIZZA & PASTA AVAILABLE! $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 3/5/14The purchase of each adult entree. 3/7/14 Baby armadillos eating a meal


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201434 great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining Lets SHOP Till We Drop Collars, Harnesses & Leads Great Pet Toys Pet Beds & Carriers Breed Speci c Items Cat Stuff Too! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.1464 fax 239.395.1458 Specializing in all Natural Pet Food and Treats Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio!Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 OverEasyCafeSanibel.comSan-Cap Conservation FoundationCaloosahatchee Weeds And SeedsThis group of amateur botanists enjoys finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. The walks, visiting different locations on Sanibel, last for two hours and are guided by a leader with a plant list. The group meets at the bottom of the Nature Center porch. Depending on the location visited, you may need parking money. Bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For more information, contact Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878. Walks are on the first and third Mondays and the next walk will be on and March 3, at 9 a.m. Walks are free but donations to SCCF are welcome.Tank TalksOn Tuesday, March 4 at 10 a.m. the SCCF Nature Center will present a talk about the turtles, snakes, and other island critters SCCF works to protect through research and habitat protection. Maybe the diamondback terrapins will be digging in their new nesting/sandbox. Indie the female indigo snake is in Tampa with her new mate, but a young male is filling in for her. It is mating season in indigo snake land. Cost of the program is $5 per adult with children and SCCF members free. Following the program visit the butterfly house and then take a walk on the trails to climb the tower overlooking the Sanibel River. Marsh gentian Florida cooter laying eggs


35 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Sanibel Music Festival is grateful to Lee County and Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Sanibel Music Festival thanks Pian o Distributors, Inc. and Yamaha Corporation of America for graciously providing the Yamaha CFIIIS Concert Grand Piano. Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the coveted gold medal in the 14th Cliburn CompetitionSponsored by Pat & Davis urber Boston Chamber Music Society with Ann Hobson Pilot, HarpAn ensemble of superbly versatile musicians, who come together in dierent instrumental combinations to perform chamber music.Sponsored by Bunny & Joel Ospa and Hazel & David Barber Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, a Cliburn gold medalist, and Jon Manasse, principal clarinetist of the American Ballet eater Orchestra and Mostly Mozart became a highly acclaimed duo in 2004. Sponsored by Janet & Joseph Davie and Gene & Lee Seidler Tickets may be purchased at Bank of the Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way or Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, 2475 Library Way. Cash or check only. Tickets also available on-line at or by phone at Amelia Piano Trio Known for their charismatic and extroverted performances, the Amelia is considered one of the great young chamber ensembles.Sponsored by Roz & Jim Marks Concerts are held at the Sanibel Congregational Church Gator And Crocodile TalesThe Biology of Alligators and Crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, March 5 at 10 a.m., SCCF will present a program 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 of the program is $5 for adults with SCCF members and children free. Remember, NEVER FEED AN ALLIGATOR!Book SigningSCCF has been monitoring sea turtles on Sanibel and Captiva since 1992, continuing the work of retired sea turtle biologist Charles LeBuff, who began in 1959. On Friday, March 7 at 10 a.m. the public is invited to take a step back in time to hear stories from the origins of sea turtle conservation as seen through the eyes of Larry Ogren, a biology student sent to Costa Rica by Archie Carr to study sea turtles. Author Anne Akes Turning Turtles in Tortuguero is the story of the challenges and adventure surrounding the launch of the worlds first sea turtle conservation program. Attracted by some mysterious force to the black sands of Tortuguero, green sea turtles return by the thousands each summer to lay their precious eggs on this remote stretch of Caribbean shore. This is also a story about a small, poor Costa Rican village that has learned to survive without eating turtles like sailors and Caribbean cultures had always done. Now they feed themselves through eco-tourism. For over five decades now, conservationists beginning with Archie Carr and Larry Ogren have been traveling to Tortuguero to study and protect sea turtles. Out of the origins of this research station came The Brotherhood of the Green Turtle, better known today as the Sea Turtle Conservancy. Ake will present with Larry Ogrens assistance. A book signing will follow. They will have just returned from Tortuguero and are en route to their homes in North Florida. This event is free to all. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs unless otherwise indicated. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Alligator sign at hole #3 at The Sanctuary Golf Course Anne Akes book


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201436 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. Imaginarium Gala Highlights Significance Of Floridas WaterwaysThe Imaginarium Science Centers fundraiser, Imagine Gala: Underwater Wonders, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 29. The theme of the gala reflects the need for education and swift policy action related to the welfare of Southwest Floridas waterways. There will be live music, food and drink, auction packages, and the unveiling of new exhibits. Eric Raddatz, founder of the Naples and Fort Myers Film Festivals, will entertain the crowd as emcee and auctioneer. Among the auction items will be collaborative art pieces featuring the heads and faces of local community leaders enhanced by childrens depictions of their bodies with a waterways theme. One subject of a collaborative art piece will be Mayor Randall P. Henderson, Jr. Fort Myers and Southwest Florida waterways represent the most precious of our attractive features for quality of life and beauty, Henderson said. A massive effort to protect and promote pristine waters is critical for our future. Guests will be able to explore new exhibits focusing on the waterways theme. Watershed Wonders: Caloosahatchee Connections is an interactive exhibit that illustrates the Florida watershed from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico through the Caloosahatchee. Also new is The Water Table exhibit, a hydroponic display illustrating the interplay between plants and fish in the ecosystem. The gala begins at 7 p.m. at The Imaginarium Science Center, located at 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers. Dress is cocktail attire. Advance tickets are $75 prior to March 22. Tickets purchased after March 22 will be $100. The Imagine Gala offers members of the community an opportunity to have fun while supporting the development of Southwest Floridas only science center and aquarium. Title sponsor is Lipman Produce. Other sponsors are: Chicos FAS, CONRIC PR & Marketing, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, PA, Norman Love Confections and Robb & Stucky. For tickets or more information, call 321-7420 or visit Dance Alliance Performs On IslandBIG ARTS will welcome the Fort Myers-based troupe, Dance Alliance, on Saturday, March 1 for its performance of Momentum and Memories at 7:30 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Dance Alliance, the resident dance company of the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a presentation that features some of its best works to date as well as innovative new choreography. Momentum and Memories features works from the first four seasons including The Four Seasons, set to Max Richters re-imagining of Vivaldis classic; an expanded version of Stuck (2013) by choreographer Lauren LaPatin; and a restaging of Storms, by Lori Madl, which was a hallmark of the 2011 season. The company will also spotlight new works, including Sugar, a tribute to a beloved grandfather, and lan, a contemporary piece set to classical piano. Dance Alliance was founded during the summer of 2009, following a conversation among four adult dancers, who lamented the lack of performance opportunities for people like them women whod grown up in dance studios and refused to hang up their shoes in spite of careers, families and other obligations. The dancers resolved to start their own company and the Alliance for the Arts took on the group as resident artists, increasing the visibility of movement arts within that organization. Dance Alliance began as and remains a co-op which each member contributing her time, talents and vision to the organization as well as contributing to the choreography and administration. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for students with valid student ID. Tickets are also free 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. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, February 18, there were nine tables in play at The Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Caroline Oldenburg and Susan Riley 2. Lou and Hendrik Regruit 3. Joan and Bob Kent 4. Linda and Gordon Coons East/West 1. Marlyn and James Stewart 2. Alaine Jass and Will Smith 3. Barbara Johnstone and Dick Butler 4. Helen and Jim McCartney On Thursdry, February 20, there were four tables in play. The winners were: 1. Campbell Johnstone and Harvey Sugerman 2. Karen and Geoffrey Moss 3. Kenneth Appel and Albert Simon There are two ACBL-sanctioned games at The Community House, located at 2773 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The games are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. from the beginning of January through the end of April. For further information, contact Suson Willoughby at 287-3258. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


37 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Legendary Folk Singer To Perform At BIG ARTSGrammy Award winner and legendary folk singer Tom Paxton will perform a selection of his greatest hits in Schein Performance Hall at BIG ARTS on Friday, March 7 at 8 pm. From early success in Greenwich Village coffeehouses, such as The Gaslight and The Bitter End, to a 2009 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Paxton has been performing for almost 50 years. Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the BBC in London, Paxtons songs have resonated with audiences around the world. Paxtons concerts feature a mix of modern standards, such as Ramblin Boy, Bottle of Wine and The Marvelous Toy, as well as popular classics, such as the 1964 hit The Last Thing on My Mind, which has been covered by Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and Peter, Paul and Mary. Adult tickets are $42 for loge or $37 for general seating. Tickets are $5 for students with valid ID and children 17 and younger. Discount tickets are also available for groups of 10 or more. TIckets are available at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, online at, by phone at 395-0900 or by e-mail Jazz/Pop/Contemporary Concerts benefactor season sponsor is John M. and Mary Jo Boler. Additional sponsor is The Jacaranda. Tom Paxton 239-472-0303 239-472-0303 362 PERIWINKLE WAY 362 PERIWINKLE WAY BREAKFAST & LUNCH BREAKFAST & LUNCH 7 a.m. 3 p.m. DINNER DINNER 5 p.m. 9 p.m. ENJOY OUR CRUSTED FRESH FISH SPECIALS FRESH FISH SPECIALS (when available) (when available): Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut Squash Crab Crusted, Butternut Squash Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted Crusted Lighthouse Caf Lighthouse Caf Lig Lig hth hth ous ous e C e C af af CRAFT CRAFT BEER AND BEER AND WINE LIST WINE LIST BIG BIG PARTIES PARTIES DONT DONT SCARE US SCARE US RESERVATIONS RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED ACCEPTED CAESAR & OTHER SELECTIONSTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALAD (when available) (when available)GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA DAILY FRESH FISH BURGERS, RIBS, STEAK & PASTA Special Event At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series will host an interview with film producer David V. Picker on Monday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. Author of Musts, Maybes and Nevers, A Book About The Movies, Pickers career highlights include serving as the president of United Artists, Columbia, Paramount and Lorimar, as well as carving out a successful career as an independent producer. Albert Hann will moderate the question and answer session with Picker and then open it up to questions from the floor. Following the Q&A, the audience will view one of Pickers most successful productions, The Jerk, the film that launched Steve Martins film career. After the screening, there will be a champagne reception in Phillips Gallery. Directed by Carl Reiner, the 1979 film is rated R and runs 93 minutes. Admission is $15 and includes the Q&A, film screening and champagne reception. Call 3950900. BIG ARTS Film Series 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 at 900 Dunlop Road. Albert Hann Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201438 Biologist To Talk About The Value Of MangrovesJoy Hazell, a faculty member of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, serving as the Sea Grant Extension Agent in Lee County, will present two programs titled Living and Loving Mangroves at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, March 7, in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel. Hazells PowerPoint presentation is a result of her studies on the biology of mangroves and their value to natural and human systems. What makes them unique theyre important to us in so many ways from providing protection from storm surge to providing food for some of our own food sources, she said. Hazell holds an undergraduate degree in marine and freshwater biology from the University of New Hampshire and a graduate degree in marine affairs and policy from the University of Miami. She started her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic teaching high school biology and most recently served as the coastal training specialist at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, with a focus on providing professional decision-makers the knowledge and tools to address coastal resource issues. Her six years of work with the Sea Grant program have specialized in fisheries and human interaction. Admission is free to the lecture, which is sponsored by The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge as part of the latters 12-week Friday Afternoon Lecture Series. Seating for the lectures is limited and available on a firstcome basis. Future events all include two presentations at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. except where otherwise noted. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome at the free Visitor & Education Center and the recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information on the lecture series, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or visit (*Book-signings will follow starred presentations) March 12 Gordon Perkinson and Christine Barnes, Operation Migration Whooping Cranes, 1 p.m., lecture only March 14 Mike Owen, biologist Fakahatchee Strand March 20 Steve Archibald, Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, Wilderness 101, 1 p.m. lecture only March 21 Rick Bonney, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Citizen Science March 28 Erin Myers, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Florida Panthers *April 4 Charles LeBuff and Chris Lechowicz, authors, Amphibians & Reptiles of Sanibel & Captiva Islands *April 11 Clyde Butcher, nature photographer, Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet. Joy Hazell out in the mangroves field Marine Biology Classes For Adults At Sanibel Sea SchoolWhy should kids have all the fun? In response to many requests, Sanibel Sea School is now offering a series of marine biology classes for adults. Led by Dr. Bruce Neill, courses delve into locally relevant topics such as frigate birds, lightning whelk reproduction, and seagrass beds. An overview of the days subject is given in the classroom, then students head out into the field for a closer look. All lessons are structured to allow for plenty of conversation and questions. Last week, attendees learned about fish biology and seined for juvenile fish in the Gulf of Mexico, and were able to examine bay anchovies, comb jellies, and a beautiful pygmy filefish in the palm of their hands, all while having an engaging discussion about sustainable seafood consumption. Additionally, a free evening lecture series will be held throughout February and March. Those interested in learning about and discussing red tide, climate change or how radiation affects the ocean, may join the dialog Thursday nights at The Community House, beginning at 7pm. For schedules and more information about adult offerings, call 472-8585 or visit Doc Bruce Neill and Joy, a participant in an adult class, examine a bay anchovy 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


39 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Ding Darling Film Series Examines WolvesSet in the soaring mountains and majestic valleys of southwest Montana, Wolves In Paradise comes to the screen at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, March 5 at 2:30 p.m. The free showing is part of the refuges second annual Bi-Weekly Film Series in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center. Wolves In Paradise is a tale of survival as ranchers face the challenge of living with wolves in the decade after the top predator was reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. The documentary follows the growing wolf packs as they leave the sanctuary of the park and make their first incursions into Paradise Valley. How can we have the rancher and the wolf together? Thats the part we need to get figured out, all right. Thats the tough one, said Paradise Valley rancher Martin Davis, who copes with the frustration of raising livestock in wolf country while fending off another threat to his way of life: encroaching development. The film contrasts his traditional, family outfit with the vast Sun Ranch in nearby Madison Valley, which operates as a conservation experiment that tries to accommodate both wolves and cattle with unexpected, dramatic results. Meanwhile, as the action plays out in the remote reaches of Greater Yellowstone, a surprising alliance grows between traditional enemies livestock growers and conservationists who find common ground in the need to protect open space from developers in this last, wild corner of the west. 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 firstcome basis. Future film events are listed below. All films begin at 2:30 p.m. For full descriptions of the films, visit 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 or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety. org. From page 26Boating SeminarsThe United States has more than 12,000 miles of coastline and 72,000 miles of coastal waterways that are affected by tides and tidal currents. The Tides & Currents seminar deals with how the sun and moon create tidal patterns, sources of information about tides and tidal currents, simpler ways to predict height of tides and speed of current flow and how to use both printed and electronic tide tables. Each student will receive a full-color student guide for the seminar. Those attending any of these seminars will be registered in the United States Power Squadrons national data base and receive credit toward future national boating certification. For course descriptions and registration, click on www. Click on find a location near me and follow the instructions for registration. Call Andrew Jacob at 539-0055 or Steve Abbott at 395-9409 for more assistance. Read us online at Our email address is


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201440 Sanibel Music Festival A 28-Year Island Tradition On 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 the month of March on Tuesdays and Saturdays at Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way. For ticket information and a detailed brochure, contact the festivals hot line at 344-7025 or visit www. 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 Vadym Kholodenko $35 This young Ukrainian pianist, winner in June 2013 of the coveted gold medal in the 14th Quadrennial Cliburn Competition, 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 $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 ensemblein-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 $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 ensemble-inresidence at MIT. 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 & 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 $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! $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 & Sullivan into the classic musicals of the American stage. The directors lighthearted 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. Program: Works by, Romberg, Gilbert & Sullivan, Friml, Lerner & Loewe, Berlin, Bernstein, and Gershwin. Saturday March 22 Opera Theater of Connecticut $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 continued on page 46 Amelia Piano Trio


41 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 From page 1Monday Night Movie EventThe Jerk is a 1979 film that showcases Martin in his first starring role. He hilariously plays a happy idiot who is the abnormal son of a black sharecropping family. On his 35th birthday, his parents inform him that he is not their natural child. Distraught over the news, he decides to hit the road to find his special purpose. His journey from that point on is a rollercoaster of clever motifs and gags that only Martin could pull off, and he does it in hysterical comic fashion. The film is directed by Carl Reiner, who has a cameo role. It also stars Bernadette Peters, M. Emmet Walsh and Jackie Mason. Martins blissfully original caricatures are what make this film work. By the end of the movie, we know that his purpose is to make his fans laugh. Join the fun and walk the red carpet with us. Dress is formal attire or island casual, anything goes. Tickets for this double-header are on sale at BIG ARTS box office for $15. Call 395-0900 for more information. David Picker Steve Martin and David Picker College Chamber Singers To PerformThe Franklin and Marshall College Chamber Singers are returning to Southwest Florida for the 2014 National Spring Goodwill Tour, including two local performances. On Saturday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m., there will be a candelight dinner and concert in Fellowship Hall at Sanibel Community Church (next to Jerrys Market). A freewill offering will benefit the preschool scholarship fund. Buffet dinner is $25 per person, with a choice of chicken, fish or vegetarian entree. The concert is free. To register or for more information, call George Pattison at 770-5826. The second performance will be held on Monday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands, Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers. Admission is free. Call George Pattison to register at 770-5826. The group will also sing at the 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday, March 9 in the Village Church at Shell Point. The Franklin and Marshall College Chamber Singers showcase the talent of the colleges 30 best singers. The group performs frequently both on and off campus and sings annually with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of Dr. William Wright, the chamber singers are embarking on their 9th annual national tour. This years tour program consists of choral music and vocal solos from an array of musical styles, ranging from 16th century madrigals to contemporary spiratuals and songs by The Beatles. Franklin and Marshall College Chamber Singers


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201442 Legends Of Rock N Roll Jamming This SaturdayMembers of the Doobie Brothers, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and other rock artists are scheduled to perform a benefit concert Saturday, March 1 in downtown Fort Myers. The American Vinyl All Star Bands outdoor concert will bring rock legends to Fort Myers for the 3rd annual jam starting at 5 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The concert will support the Davis Art Center and The Able Academy. This All Star Group is a dynamic show of living legends of rock n roll music generated from celebrity members from some of the most memorable groups in rock history. With multiple Grammy Awards and numerous hit records between them, the jam promises to be a great performance. Jeffrey Skunk Baxter (Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan), Barry Gordreau (formerly of Boston), Fran Sheehan (formerly of Boston), Leroy LRS Romans (The Wailers/Third World), Robert Mousey Thompson(James Brown), and Danny Beissel (Fosterchild) have banded together to form the American Vinyl All Star Band. Jeff Skunk Baxter will join the All Star performance on guitar. Baxter is best known for playing with two of the most popular bands of the 70s, The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan. Doobie Brothers many hits included Jesus is Just Alright, China Grove, and Takin It to the Streets. Steely Dan came out with Reelin in the Years and Rikki Dont Lose That Number, among other hits. Baxter left Doobie Brothers in 1979 but has continued working as a session musician for a diverse group of artists, including Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Dolly Parton, Ringo Starr, Gene Simmons and Barbra Streisand. Baxter has had 17 gold records, eight platinum records and has been awarded two Grammies. Barry Goudreau, former guitarist, and Fran Sheehan, former bass player for the multi-platinum selling rock band Boston, will also be part of the line-up. When released, Boston was the fastest selling debut album of all time. The two albums hits included More Than a Feeling, Peace of Mind and Dont Look Back. Both albums landed on the top of the Billboard POP Charts, with Boston reaching #3 and Dont Look Back reaching #1. Globally respected soul great Robert Mousey Thompson is best known for his work as drummer for the late Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Thompson has performed on many variety and talk shows in the last couple of decades as well as on the grandest of all stages, including Woodstock 99, Live 8, and the American Music Awards. He has played on tracks by groups including The Black Eyed Peas, in blockbuster movies, and on various major record labels. On March 1, these music icons are scheduled to also be joined by special guests Hugh Mc Donald (Bon Jovi), Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Charlie Colin (Train), Rick Derringer (The McCoys/Egdar Winter), and Chaz Trippy (The Gregg Allman Band). Opening bands for the show include The Steve Tucci Band, The Sean Chambers Band and The Matt Facciolla Band. The Able Academy is a non-profit organization committed to the study of human behavior and development and its effective application to persons with identified needs. The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Centers mission is to nurture innovation and excellence in the visual and performing arts through exhibitions, performances, preservation, education and outreach in Southwest Florida. The stage will be set up in front of the Davis Art Center, at First and Lee, looking down First Street. The area surrounding the art center will be enclosed, creating a large outdoor venue for the concert. Pre-show begins at 5 p.m. and the main concert at 7 p.m. Admission is $20 for standing, $30 for premium seats closer to the stage, and $55 for VIP seating. Personal items such as coolers, chairs, umbrellas etc. will not be allowed through the gates. Ticket prices will increase $5 the day of show. For more information about the show, and to purchase tickets call 333-1933 or visit or Crowd at previous All Star Jam Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Jeff Skunk Baxter photo by Crystal Connelly Photography #ZebraFroYo I I ndoor & Outdoor Seating 14 Flavors Including our Zebra Stripes All Non Fat & Low Fat Flavors Open 11am 9pm In the Baileys Center Corner of Tarpon Bay Rd & Periwinkle Way OUR YOGURT YOUR WAY 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! Our email address is


43 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Sanibel Babe Ruth League Spring Registration BeginsThe Sanibel Babe Ruth League is now registering for the spring 2014 season. Registering can be done online at (no www) or by calling 472-1144. Last season, the league fielded three different all-star teams. Two of the teams competed in the Duel of the Islands Invitational, winning three games of four to take home the Tarpon Bay Cup (in honor of both Sanibel resident Francis P. Bailey, Jr. and wellknown Pine Island citizen Bobby Holloway, Jr.). Additionally, the Rookie All-Stars (aged 8 and under) travelled to Ocala for the Cal Ripken Rookie Baseball State Qualifier Tournament. The team won one of three games, taking a tough loss on the tournaments final day, with a 9 a.m. game after playing until past midnight the night before due to rain delays. The Cal Ripken Major Baseball All-Stars greatly improved over the prior season. Overall, the Sanibel All-Stars won four of nine games, a three-game improvement over 2012 (when they collectively went one of six). The league doesnt appear satisfied with what is believed to be the first sports championship in Sanibels history. We now have two new divisions: a Babe Ruth team and a minor live pitching division, said league president Charles Phoenix. These are both island firsts. The minor league division (ages 7 to 10) will play on the Sanibel fields. The teams will also play home and visiting games against Cape Coral, North Fort Myers and other leagues. The Babe Ruth team (ages 13 to 15) will travel to local leagues, such as North Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and Naples. Last season, the league launched the Sanibel Academy and the Sandlot baseball division. The Sanibel Academy is the only known after-school baseball and softball training program in the country. Phoenix said, The goals are very precise: to create league leaders and high school ballplayers... 11.71 percent of all high school players will play in MLB or college thats about the same odds as getting accepted into colleges with the 35 toughest acceptance rates. Not bad. And, girls have more than a 24 percent better shot at getting an NCAA-I softball scholarship than boys have at getting baseball scholarships. If we get them onto a high school team, then they have excellent chances to move forward. The Sandlot division brings parents and kids together on the same field to develop skills for young players and give parents and kids time together on the field. The league now offers two softball divisions, three baseball divisions, two machine pitch divisions and tee ball as well as the renowned Sanibel Academy. We need more sponsors and more coaches as we build the program to create an environment that encourages children to smile and laugh, brings families together, develops high school ballplayers, and fosters great memories, added Phoenix, who can be reached at 472-1144 or The 2013 Sanibel Babe Ruth League members Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Hosts Womens Series SessionThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company hosted the third session of the 2014 Womens Series this week at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Tim Vick, senior vice president/senior portfolio manager, spoke to the group on the subject, Taking Control Of Your Portfolio And Your Returns. It is essential for women to feel confident and secure about making decisions in todays challenging times. WOW (Women. Opportunity. Wealth.) is designed to help our clients and friends cut through the clutter and make wise decisions about their personal life, said The Sanibel Captiva Trust Companys vice president Robin L. Cook. WOWs final session will be held on Tuesday, March 18 on the topic, Patient Advocacy For Yourself And Loved Ones. Lunch will follow the last session. Interested attendees should contact Frances Steger at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company at 472-8300 or The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and seating is limited. Timothy Vick and Robin L. Cook Randy Wayne White BOOK SIGNING EVENT Thursday, March 6 6:30 PM 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5223


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201444 Stories For GrownupsThe first Friday of the month is for Stories for Grownups at the Sanibel Public Library. Thats Friday, March 7 at 2 p.m. This Fridays stories will come from Story Tellers out of the Island Writers Group. Just a hint, says Sid Simon, the emcee, there may be stories about teen age dating, baby dolls, and days when girdles did the job. The featured story tellers are always fascinating, he says, but in the second half of the program, the people in the audience if they keep it short and poignant or funny get to tell a story as well. Its often a full house, and people are turned away. Call the Sanibel Library if you need directions or further information, at 472-2483. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey 2. Obituary Writer by Ann Hood 3. Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White 4. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 5. Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer 6. Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo 7. Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin 8. Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel 9. I Am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer 10. My 92 Years On Sanibel by Francis BaileyCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Author David Gaggin At LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library on Thursday March 6 at 2 p.m. will host a book signing and talk with local author David Gaggin. Gaggin will discuss and sign copies of his book, The Endless Journey: A Unique Perspective on Mankinds Purpose and Ultimate Destiny. The book draws from a wealth of material and is an attempt to help readers find peace and comfort in their daily lives. This book discussion and signing will be held in Meeting Rooms #1 to 3 of the library. There is no fee to attend and the program is open to all. Program At The LibraryAn historical program with Maureen Sullivan Hartung titled Beer Worms, Square Grouper & Indians, Oh My! will be held at the Sanibel Public Library on Thursday, March 6 at 2 p.m. Maureen Sullivan Hartung will be discussing and signing copies of her book Hidden History of Everglades City & Points Nearby. She promises an exciting look into the history of Collier County. This book discussion and signing will be held in Meeting Rooms #1 to 3 of the library. There is no fee to attend and the program is open to all. Made to OrderOmelette and Waffle Stations $3 Mimosas and Bloody Marys SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH9am-1pm Live Smooth Jazz Tuesdays-Open Mic Night Thursdays-Karaoke Saturdays-Ladies Night9pm-Close Price Drinks for Ladies Featuring Music by R obby Hutto Til We Run Out* Every Tuesday Nite $18 Prime Rib* Every Wednesday Nite $18 Snow Crab Legs* Every Friday Nite $15 Fish Fry Special*LIVE ENTERTAINMENTFri. Feb. 28th Wed. Mar. 5th Fri. Mar. 7th Tues. Mar. 11th Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Menu Only All Day Happy Hour on the Island Outdoor Seating Corner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Road in the Baileys Plaza (239) 395-1263 for reservations or take-out Shell Point Offers A Salute To ShakespeareThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point recognizes the 450th anniversary of the birth of The Bard, with two March sessions of A Salute To Shakespeare scheduled on the following dates: Thursday, March 6 This session will explore one of his often-performed histories, Richard III. In the session, attendees will assess how Shakespeare presents Richard as physically impaired and devoid of any moral values. The play will be used to gain insight into how Shakespeare approached his other historical figures. Thursday, March 20 The final session will be devoted to a discussion of one of the Bards popular comedies, Much Ado About Nothing. This story of love and romance fully illustrates Shakespeares insights on the emotions of young men and women as well as his unique mastery of clever language. The sessions will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point. A Salute To Shakespeare will be taught by Ray Boyce, a Shell Point resident who studied Shakespeare at Oxford University as a part of his ongoing passion for continuing education. Both sessions are free; however, seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 489-8472 for more information. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. 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45 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Jury Duty Youll Enjoy At The Strauss Theaterby Di SaggauNow playing at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is Defamation, a 70-minute courtroom drama full of twists and turns. The audience feels as if they are in the courtroom for a civil suit where race, class, religion, gender and the law collide. Judge Adrian Barnes (Malcom Rothman) addresses the jury, which is the audience, and tells them he will not abide coughing or throat clearing during this trial. The two attorneys; Mr. Lawton (Jonathan Stutzman), representing the plaintiff Regina Wade (Stacie Doublin) and Ms. Allen (Kimm Beavers), representing the defendant, Arthur Golden (Richard Shavzin), start presenting their cases. Wade is suing for defamation and, in order to win her case, she must prove that a false statement was made about her to a third party and that she was damaged financially as a direct result of the false statement. She is seeking damages of $500,000. As the respective attorneys question the two involved parties, plus another witness, Lorraine Jordan (Gina Taliaferro), we learn about their characters and what has transpired between the three parties. Wade is accused of stealing a watch from Golden that has great sentimental value. She denies taking it and believes she has lost business for her graphics company due to his accusation. As all are grilled by the attorneys, we learn about their backgrounds and try to put the pieces together in order to come up with the proper verdict. Golden is a wealthy Jewish man, Wade is a struggling black business woman. Allen and Jordan are also black. The audience has to figure out if race is an issue in this suit. After the attorneys have presented their cases, Judge Barnes instructs the audience that they will be the ones to determine the outcome of the trial. He says, Im not going to adjudicate, you are. You have an obligation to decide who provided a preponderance of evidence. Deliberations will come from the audience. He has us stand in response to three questions. Are you undecided, for the plaintiff, or for the defendant? In that round, out of the approximately 130 people in the audience, 36 were undecided, the rest pretty well split between the two. Then deliberations began with numerous jurors saying why they sided either with the plaintiff or the defendant. A tally was taken again and this time they voted overwhelmingly for the plaintiff. The judge said, Thats it, were adjourned. A talk-back with cast members and playwright Todd Logan provided a lot of information. The show has been touring for five years, giving 116 performances. Out of those shows, Wade won 99 times. The verdict varies show to show depending on the venue. Logan said there is no smoking gun piece of evidence, so the jury has to rely on the law and their emotions. Defamation provides a unique theater experience. It runs through March 2 at the Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way. For tickets, call the box office at 472-6862 or BIG ARTS 3950900. Kimm Beavers as attorney Ms. Allen photo by James Yates 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201446 Signing For Latest Doc Ford Booksubmitted by Micki LeCronierRandy Wayne Whites new novel Bone Deep will be released March 4 and his national book tour will kick off Sunday, March 2 and Monday, March 3, at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille on Sanibel. In his 21st installment of the Doc Ford series, the New York Times bestselling author takes readers on a dangerous adventure with an archaeological twist. When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinsons asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what theyve let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on. Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse or two. Signings will take place from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. each day, beginning with a 15-minute question and answer session that will doubtless include the latest news that Florida Book Awards recently honored Whites Deceived with a Gold Medal in General Fiction and, most buzz-worthy, CBS has begun production on a new Doc Ford television series. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is at 975 Rabbit Road, phone 472-8311. Copies of Bone Deep are available for purchase at all three Doc Fords locations on Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva Island. Learn more at 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 Randy Wayne White Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour We have some spectacular bands scheduled this season on Friday & Saturday We have some spectacular bands scheduled this season on Friday & SaturdayVIEW OUR SCHEDULE ONLINE at NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 11:30am-4pm 11:30am-4pm Happy Hour at Lunch Happy Hour at Lunch BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Dinner Dinner Daily Daily 4pm 4pm Serving Lunch Serving Lunch Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 11:30am 11:30am Li ve E nt er ta in me nt N ig ht ly On li ne D is co un ts Lo ya lt y Pr og ra m T he B es t Ha pp y Ho ur This weekends entertainment is This weekends entertainment is THE RENATA BAND THE RENATA BAND Friday, Feb 28 Friday, Feb 28 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm ISLANDE & CHARLES ISLANDE & CHARLES Saturday, Mar 1 Saturday, Mar 1 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm Grilled Calamari Salad Portobello Burger Fish Tacos Flatbread Pizza Winner of Winner of Best Casual Fine Dining Best Casual Fine Dining 2012 & 2013 2012 & 2013 From page 40Sanibel Music Festivalwith 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 $45 Generally considered the best quartet to come along after the renowned Emerson, the St. Lawrence, ensemblein-residence 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-year-old, 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; Beethoven Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3, Razumovsky.


47 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 2013-2014 Season 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:Romance/RomanceBook and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith HermannMarch 7 April 5Adult: $42 Student/Child $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 3Adult: $42 Student/Child: $5 7 pm, Opening Night Reception: Friday, April 11 2 pm, Wed. Matines: April 16 & 23 COMING SOON...Discounts & Specials Available For Group Rates.All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted DEFAMATION A PLAY BY TODD LOGANDIRECTED BY RICHARD SHAVZIN D EFAMATION 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. DefamationA Play by Todd LoganAdult: $42 Student/Child: $5 A BRILLIANT, shifting jigsaw puzzle of a courtroom drama, Defamation holds the audiences own prejudices under a powerful lens, and does not let us go except by the way of unsettling self-examination. No one escapes the jurys deliberations unchanged. Rabbi Debra Kassoff February 20 March 2 RACE, RELIGION, AND CLASS COLLIDE IN A RIVETING COURTROOM DRAMAAll Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise noted4 pm, Sunday Twilight Shows: March 2 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildIt Wasnt My Ideaby Johnnie LorrenI like spring, summer and the fall. I dont like winter, its miserys call. Your toes get cold and your nose and such. And folks dont come to visit much. The birds dont sing or even play, And the winds so strong, your hair wont stay. My tractor sits without my bidding My fingers bored from inside knitting. The soggy leaves from fall are strewn On forest floor, and sing no tune. Like when they rustle in spring breeze, Nor can squirrels hide in big green trees. I dont mean to fuss and fume Cause I can curl up in my room And snooze the frosty day at will And when awake, be sleepy still. But my heart longs for buds and crickets, Blooms and vines and busy thickets. I cant wait to hear the dove Cooing softly to his love. Theres just a bit of warmth now stirring And I hear my kitty purring. Wispy clouds are promising Early green, and early spring. So maybe Ill put on my hat And dig a bit in dirt and that, So when old mother nature wakes, Ill be prepared with seeds and stakes To once again help growth begin, A partner, I with God, my friend. Somehow I think He understands My need for color, warmth and sand. And I wont be surprised to hear Someday with Golden Shore quite near, His winsome voice say Momma Mia, Winter wasnt MY idea! Johnnie Lorren began shelling on Sanibel in the early 80s and moved here permanently from the whitewater area of Tennessee not too long ago. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. Sanibel Story Teller To Describe Episodes In Book Sanibel story teller Jim King will describe episodes in his book From Brooklyn to the World on Friday, March 14 at 4 p.m. at Sundial Resort on Sanibel. The book recalls an odyssey of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and 1940s, playing big time college baseball and then professional baseball, a few years in the army, a lifetime of work at New York Telephone and an active retirement on Long Island and Sanibel. In his book, King portrays himself as a modern day Sergeant Bilko, a humorous wheeler-dealer who conveys life experiences in vignettes. Stories revolve around a military stint in Panama in which he transits the canal multiple times, runs boat trips to nearby tropical isles and car trips to casinos, teaches Sunday school while meeting international celebrities. King takes the reader from his upbringing in Brooklyn with city street games, through years of playing baseball, interspersed with college, army, Milwaukee Braves farm team, graduate school, marriage and family, travel to 45 countries and life here. The talk will be held in the SanibelCaptiva room off the Sundial lobby after which King will personalize book signings. Profits from the sale of of the book go to the charity of Kings long-time friend, the famed Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Carl Erskine and his Madison County Indiana Special Olympics. A happy hour cash bar will be available during the signing in Sundials Seabreeze Room. Seating is limited. Reserve by calling King at 472-8096 or emailing


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 36 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 28, 2014 B B Museum, Captiva Cruises Partner On Marine Naturalist Adventureby Jeff LysiakAn educational, exciting and in-depth ecological expedition to North Captiva Island, the result of a partnership between The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises, will be offered four days a week for adventurous and inquisitive nature lovers. Marine Naturalist Adventure participants will board the S/V Adventure, a 40-foot catamaran which can accommodate up to 24 people, for a four-hour voyage that will explore a remote portion of the largely unspoiled island. I think this is going to be a really exciting program, said Paul McCarthy, owner of Captiva Cruises. Its not just a trip its an adventure with a wonderful educational component. During the excursion, passengers will board the Adventure at South Seas Island Resorts marina. They will be joined by Stefanie Wolf, the newly-hired marine naturalist with the shell museum. A graduate of Western Illinois University with a masters degree in biology, Wolf is anxious to start leading the new tours. Im excited about getting this new program running, and I hope it will be very successful, she said last week during a trial run of the Marine Naturalist Adventure. So far, Im very impressed with how enthusiastic and positive people are everybodys been so supportive.continued on page 5B Paul Brown chats with Stefanie Wolf, marine naturalist with The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, during last weeks inaugural Marine Naturalist Adventure cruise to North Captiva Island Discussing details of the new Shell Museum/Captiva Cruises Marine Naturalist Adventure are, from left, Dorrie Hipschman, Dr. Jose Leal and Capt. Christopher Moore Tour guests are transported from the S/V Adventure to North Captiva Island via a Zodiac rigid inflatable boat photos by Jeff Lysiak Capt. Brian Holaway, left, discusses the destination cove with museum staff Dorrie Hipschman, Paul Brown and Dr. Jose Leal Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum staff and crew members from Captiva Cruises


Mary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at See us on Facebook at 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 Studio With Partial Gulf View Studio With Partial Gulf View Located on Middle Gulf Drive, this studio apartment is located on the second oor of the Sundial Resort with partial Located on Middle Gulf Drive, this studio apartment is located on the second oor of the Sundial Resort with partial views of the Gulf and Courtyards. Tiled throughout, this unit boasts a full kitchen, screen enclosed lanai and can views of the Gulf and Courtyards. Tiled throughout, this unit boasts a full kitchen, screen enclosed lanai and can accommodate up to four people. Sundial property amenities include beach access, a pool, BBQ grills and high-speed accommodate up to four people. Sundial property amenities include beach access, a pool, BBQ grills and high-speed wireless internet access. This is an excellent investment with great rental history! wireless internet access. This is an excellent investment with great rental history! Sundial I207 Sundial I207 O ered at $324,900 O ered at $324,900 NEW LISTING 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! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11AM 3PM Immaculate East End Canal Home Immaculate East End Canal Home Magni cent Canal View in the desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. With 3 bedrooms plus a den/o ce and 2.5 baths this 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 through the outdoor atrium into this immaculate home with canal views. Other features home has a wonderful ow. Enter 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 family room, boat dock & lift and a deck o of the 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 beach access. Enjoy quiet East End living with easy access on and o the island. Master Bedroom suite. Deeded 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 PRICE REDUCED OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11AM 3PM 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 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 11AM 3PM2B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014


Knowledge, Connection, Service & Results Knowledge, Connection, Service & Results This is Our Commitment to You! This is Our Commitment to You! Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Immaculate 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. 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 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 wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new countertops and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a porch overlooking the private/screened pool. The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate pool. The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate private screened porch with a view of the beautiful landscaping. 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 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 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 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 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 Carlos 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! from the Dunes Clubhouse. The best priced 3BR/2BA home in this community! 970 Sand Castle Rd. 970 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $525,000 O ered at $525,000 PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED 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. 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The quaint atmosphere of Dolce Tesoro/Simply Cupcakes is accentuated by authentic cobblestone oors and bright and energetic display cases. O ered at $49,000 NEW OPPORTUNITY Location is Everything Location is Everything Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf 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 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 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 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 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! 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 OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY 11AM 2PM 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 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 and a 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 enclosed deck where you can enjoy a lovely dinner or an evening relaxing while watching sunset skies! Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis watching sunset skies! Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. courts. 950 Sand Castle Rd. 950 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $549,000 O ered at $549,000 OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY 11AM 2PM Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View Sweeping Lake & Golf Course View You will be amazed by the spectacular lake and golf course views from this 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 ground level 2bd/2ba, pool home located in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. Relax and enjoy the views from the open, screened-in lanai or take 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 a dip in the pool with its new energy e cient pool pump. 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4B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014Island 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 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 Wednesday and Thursday, March 5 and 6, 1 to 3 p.m. Two twohour 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. Whats Spreadsheet? Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 and 26, 1 to 3 p.m. Have you worked with that green or yellow ledger paper? Now, the columns and rows are on the computer. They are useful to balance your checkbook, keep track of expenses or keep an address list. If have a spreadsheet program with Microsoft Works or Office, learn the basic ABCs. If you use email or word processing, you have the skill level to begin. Class size limited to six students. Cost is $60 for members and $90 for nonmembers. Coping with Life Series Thanks for the Memories: A Visit with Dolores Hope by Damaris Peters Pike Friday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m. 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, nonmembers are $10. Page Turners with Ann Rodman 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 lunch or a snack. Immediately following the movie (around 2:30 p.m.) will be discussion of both the book and movie. The Chorus is Coming The Sanibel Community Chorus Ensemble will perform after the potluck dinner at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Wednesday, March 12. This year, the chorus will perform a s medley and a selection of songs from Guys and Dolls. Call or stop by the center to sign up. AARP Safe Driving Classes Thursdays, March 20 and 27, 1 to 4 p.m. Classes have been moved to the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 SanibelCaptiva Road. Cost is $20 with a $5 discount for AARP members. Participants will be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. Register by calling Ed Vander Hey at 292-4012. No membership required. Spring Training Baseball Limited tickets available, $20 for members, $28 for non-members. Boston Red Sox Stadium jetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. Sunday, March 2 at 1:05 p.m., Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles. Saturday, March 29 at 1:05 p.m., Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins. Minnesota Twins Stadium Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress in Fort Myers. Friday, March 28 at 1:05 p.m., Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox. 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: Historic St. Augustine Three-Day Tour Monday through Wednesday, March 10 to 12. Cost is $349 per person, double-occupancy 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. Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, March 4. 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. Hortoons Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


5B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 From page 1BMarine Naturalist AdventureHeading out of the marina for the short ride up to North Captiva, Wolf and a few of her fellow shell museum staff members discussed areas of interest to point out to passengers as she narrates the tour. Upon arriving off the coast of North Captiva, the Adventure will drop anchor before transporting passengers via a Zodiac rigid inflatable boat the final 100 yards to shore. Once the group arrives at their destination (several locations have been identified for exploration during the tour), they will walk in sometimes knee-deep water, as Wolf points out the marine life including mollusks, fish and other sea-dwelling animals as well as surrounding vegetation participants may happen upon. Dr. Jose Leal, curator and director of education at the museum, and Dorrie Hipschman, executive director, also discussed the idea of incorporating a scavenger hunt-style checklist into each expedition. Leal will host the program once a week, with Wolf leading the other three trips. During the February 20 test cruise, passengers came across a number of lightning whelk eggs cases, along with lots of fiddler crabs, during a stroll through a secluded North Captiva inlet called Fosters Bay. High above the group, a bald eagle was chased away from a perch protected by three ospreys. Swimming nearby the Adventure, a pair of dolphins splashed around playfully with one another. According to one of the captains attending the voyage, Brian Holaway, participants may also encounter manta rays, devil rays, horseshoe crabs and other underwater critters. Once back onboard the catamaran, each group will engage in a show and tell of what theyve seen, which will be followed by a catered lunch provided by Barnacle Phils Harbor Restaurant, which is delivered by boat. Meal choices include wrapped sandwiches (chicken, fish, shrimp or vegetarian), a side dish and beverages (soft drinks and bottled water). Finally, participants will take a relaxing journey back to Captiva and if the wind conditions are favorable, the Adventure may even hoist her sails en route to its home port. The Marine Naturalist Adventure will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $100 for adults and $75 for children, with lunch included. All passengers should wear clothing that can get wet as well as water shoes or wellconstructed sandals (flip-flops are not adequate footwear for this trip). To make reservations, call Captiva Cruises at 4725300. For more information, call The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum at 395-2233. Bank Says: Come To Mardi Grassubmitted by Sue Denham, CHR volunteerAs presenting sponsor, Bank of the Islands management and staff encourage all islanders to attend the second annual Mardi Gras, the major fund raiser for Community Housing & Resources (CHR). Affordable housing is key for a thriving community, said Bank of the Islands CEO Geoffrey W. Roepstorff. Brian Boyd, of Magic by Brian Boyd, and his wife Gina will be doing walkaround magic tricks during the event. The event is this Saturday, March 1 and tickets at $35 for adults, $10 for children at Bank of the Islands, the Sanibel Caf, Baileys General Store and online at www. Or call CHR at 472-1189. Front from left, Bank of the Islands CEO Geoffrey Roepstorff; CHR executive, Kelly Collini; CHR board member, Ray Pavelka; and bank president Robbie Roepstorff; and rear, CHR board member, Melissa Rice; and board president Richard Johnson


6B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Real estate blog posted Fridays at 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 in Sanibel Square The SanibelSusan Team (left to right) Susan Andrews, Realtor Broker; David Anderson, Realtor ; Lisa Murty, Realtor ; & Elise Carnes, Licensed Assistant & Notary 3-bedroom Mariner Pointe expanded & remodeled groundfloor walk-out $599.9K Direct bay-front Mariner Pointe 2 bedroom with wide floor plan & open kitchen design $549K Remodeled 2nd floor 2 bedroom with glass enclosed balcony & open outside deck $520K Near-beach 2-bedroom townhome w/view of natural pond, community pool $335K Custom cottage-style 2 bedroom with bay, canal, & marina views at Mariner Pointe $459K Pointe Santo 1 bedroom with this tropical courtyard to gulf view plus income $499K Island Beach Club 2-bedroom end-unit w/ covered parking, gulf view, & income $474K Shell Harbor pool home with 2 boat lifts plus patio dock & deeded beach access $999K Top-floor Gulfside Place 3 bedroom with beachy dcor and gorgeous views $1.295M Beach-front 2 bedroom walk-out earning $56+K/year at Sandalfoot $699K East-end 3rd floor gulfview income-producer at Loggerhead Cay $499K Spanish cay condo with beach across the street & good rental income $274K Sanibel Residential Lots Limpet Dr Shell Harbor water-front lot, over 1/2 acre with patio dock & wide views of intersecting canals $749K Umbrella Pool Rd 1/2+acre on cul-de-sac in Sanibel Bayous on west-end near Clam Bayou & Bowmans Beach $399K Sand Castle Rd Dunes Golf & Tennis community is nearly built out, this is one of last wooded lots on the outer circle $199K Dimmick Dr Belle Meade xtra-wide mid-island parcel bordering preserved land & close to school/rec center, room for pool home $185K Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellHere comes the judge. The Honorable Lawrence Piersol, federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota, now residing on Sanibel, was our clubs guest speaker last week. As Judge Piersol explained, Supreme Court justices, court of appeals, district judges, and the U.S. Court of International Trade are established by Article III of the Constitution. Names of nominees are recommended by senators or sometimes members of the House (he was recommended by Senator Tom Daschle). The President then makes his nominations. The Senate Judiciary Committee conducts confirmation hearings for each nominee (Judge Piersol joined the court in 1993 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton). Article III Judges are appointed for life and never get a pay cut to exercise what the Constitution calls the judicial power of the United States. The reasoning behind this is to guarantee Article III Judges will never fear making politically or socially unpopular decisions. Piersol told us that the vetting process can be daunting and a background investigation can go as far back as high school activities. The U.S. judicial districts are organized into 12 regional circuits, each of which has a United States court of appeals. A court of appeals hears appeals from the district courts located within its circuit, as well as appeals from decisions of federal administrative agencies. As a U.S. Federal Judge for South Dakota, Judge Piersol had additional judicial jurisdiction over Indian Reservation territories. By Act of Congress, most serious offenses involving Native Americans which take place in Indian country must be prosecuted in federal court under the Major Crimes Act, the Assimilative Crimes Act, or other federal statutes. The office works closely with tribal prosecutors to coordinate the prosecution of offenses arising in Indian country. Judge Piersol did not discuss specific cases brought before him as a sitting federal judge and now senior hudge (retired from an active case load) but he did give us examples of the types of federal crimes brought before the court: immigration, drug trafficking and an explosion of childpornography cases brought about by internet networking. The responsibilities handled by a U.S. Federal Judge are pretty heavy and take concentration and effort focused on making the right decision. To clear his head, he took up mountain climbing. Climbing a massive mountain takes complete concentration and leaves no room or time to second-guess yourself. Mountaineering trips in the U.S., Mexico, Equador, Tibet, Nepal, just to name a few, provide for his need for a wilderness fix. A high point (no pun intended) in his climbing adventures was meeting and climbing with Yvon Chouinard, environmentalist, outdoor industry businessman and founder of Patagonia. Although the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary club has just closed the tent on our major fundraising event for this year, our 31st annual Arts & Crafts Fair, we are currently involved in two other small fundraising activities dedicated to raising funds for specific dedicated causes: From now until April 1, you will be seeing pop-up Rotary raffle ticket sale activities going on around town for Summer in the Colorado Mountains, a Steamboat Springs vacation package for four between mid-April and the end of October including accommodations, car, golf, rodeo tickets, boat rental, tubing, bikes, horseback riding, some meals, and more. Tickets are $10 each, three for $25 and 15 for $100. If you havent seen our display around town and are interested in tickets for this raffle just e-mail Bill Rahe at wrahe@earthlink. net or ask any Rotarian to get you some tickets. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary is also selling bags of roasted coffee from Guatemala. Proceeds from sales go for micro-financing loans to coffee farmers in Guatemala. Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Guatemala Coffee can be purchased at Baileys General Store. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at The Honorable Lawrence Piersol Our email address is


7B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Cycling Safety Notes WHEN STOPPED, CLEAR THE PATH AND ALLOW OTHERS TO BIKE THROUGH Its always frustrating for any path user, cyclist or other, to come across another user who has stopped and is blocking the path with their bicycle. Its also unsafe since its adding yet one more obstacle, another demand upon concentration. So lets be courteous and clear the path when were making that phone call or checking the map. SANIBEL BICYCLE CLUB Yoga 101 WorkshopA new Yoga 101 Foundation workshop is scheduled for Saturday, March 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sanibel Recreation Center. This workshop is designed to jumpstart yoga practice, whether you are brand new or wish to gain a deeper perspective. Embodying understanding of the foundational poses and principles of yoga, this workshop uses simple and effective yoga techniques to give a taste of what yoga can do for you. It will explore basic postures, mindful movement, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and meditation The workshop will be led by Kris Brown, a certified yoga teacher who has been teaching for 11 years. Bring yoga mat, water bottle, notepad, small meditation pillow or anything that makes you feel comfortable sitting and lying on the floor. Chairs will be available for those not able to sit on a mat. Mats and yoga blocks will be available at the recreation center. Space is limited, so advance registration is suggested. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly and annual memberships are available. For more information call 472-0345 or visit Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueLeague Leaders Busted By A TieFour wins by Terry Ricotta were the only bright spots in Bunts Ball Busters evening as the leagues first place team limped to an 8-8 tie with Sanibel Caf. Top shooters for the Caf guys were Pete Mindel and John Earle with impressive victories over Bob Buntrock and Dave Doane. Highlight of the Odd Ball match against Fresh Legion Crew came when Odd guy Jimbo Gaubatz executed a two rail kick on his stripped ball and rolled into perfect position on the eight ball. His four wins for the evening had two more bank kicks and other masterful shots as he powered his way to a 4-0 night against Legion Crew player Tom Yorgey. The 10-6 Odd Ball win also saw Odd captain Kip Buntrock winning his first game of the season and Odd Matt Hall missing the eight ball completely after he had lined it up using laser aiming technology borrowed from his fellow aimer, Kevin Pottorf. Jerry Welker, Becky Skog and Gator Gates posted two wins each for the Legion Crew. Sandycapper captain Kevin Pottorf pounded Island Lifer Tom Walters and chalked up a 4-0 night to lead the Cappers to a 10-6 win and pulled his team within four games of third place. Odd Balls 10Fresh Legion Crew6 Sandycappers 10Island Lifers 6 Bunts Ball Busters8Sanibel Caf 8February 24 Results StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBunts Ball Busters 217103 SecondOdd Balls 185135 ThirdSanibel Caf 172148 FourthSandycappers 168152 FifthIsland Lifers 122198 SixthFresh Legion Crew 96224SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2014 Standings through February 24 WE NEED YOUR WE NEED YOUR HELP WE HAVE HELP WE HAVE SOLD OURSELVES SOLD OURSELVES OUT OF INVENTORY OUT OF INVENTORY YOUR PROPERTY HERE YOUR PROPERTY HERESold: 544 Sea Oats 1440 Middle Gulf Drive 3351 St. Kilda Rd 3358 St. Kilda Rd 3225 West Gulf Drive A-202 1234 Middle Gulf Drive 1233 Middle Gulf Drive 3830 West Gulf Drive 3225 West Gulf Drive B-301 Pending: 5663 Baltusrol Ct 2B 4318 West Gulf Drive Contingent: 1402 Middle Gulf Drive IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SELLING IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SELLING YOUR PROPERTY CONTACT US TODAY! YOUR PROPERTY CONTACT US TODAY! YOUR PROPERTY HERE YOUR PROPERTY HERE Ken Colter239/ Bob Berning239/699-9597bob@jnaislandrealestate.comJohn Naumann & Associates1149 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Visit our Website:


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10B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 FISH Of Sanibel-Captiva Board Of Directors Back, from left: Ed Ridlehoover; Nicole McHale; Chip Specht, treasurer; Maggi Feiner, executive director; John Pryor, vice pres ident; Jerry Edelman, Adair Heath. Seated, from left: Linda Green; John Morse, president; Sharon Thomas, secretary. A CPA spends years preparing formoments just like these .Call 239.472.13231648 Perwinkle Way, Suite D SanibelWe recommend Tax Saving Strategies that help you...Businesses and individuals pay the lowest amount of taxes allowable by law because we continually look for ways to minimize your taxes. Busy Season Is Here On Sanibel And CaptivaThe Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce has analyzed recent traffic its Visitor Center and confirms what many island residents and businesses knew already season is here a little early and is now in full swing. We keep careful track of the number of people coming to our Visitor Center as it tells island businesses what to expect, said Ric Base, president of the chamber. In January, we were 7 percent ahead of 2013 and so far in February, we are beating that nearly 9 percent ahead of last year. We have just had our first 1,000 visitors a day at the Visitor Center of 2014. This is great news and a predictor of a great season. Many island businesses confirm the chambers view. Susie Holly of MacIntoshs Books and Paper said, Yes, we are seeing a noticeably higher customer count so far this year, and we saw very little of the expected downtime in January. I dont think anyone is left up north to endure the bad weather because they all seem to be here. Bob Kramm, general manager at the newly-renovated Sundial Beach Resort, added, We are delighted with the level of business that we are experiencing following the outstanding renovations in our restaurant and beverage operations. Our Four Seasons of Sundial promotions have appealed both to tourists and local residents. This view was reinforced by Jeff Weigel of the Sanibel Deli, who said, We are really happy with the level of business we are experiencing this early in the season. This could be our best year ever. The islands of Sanibel and Captiva have a long history of offering a warm and sunny welcome at this time of year. Season is upon us, said Base, who added, Its just what we and our visitors have been wanting! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


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12B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Sanibel Island Golf ClubPink Ball TournamentThe Sanibel Island Golf Club Womens League played Pink Ball last week. Teams were given a pink ball and only the scores using the pink ball were counted for the team score. Only two groups finished with the pink ball, one playing 18 holes and the other playing nine holes. Winners for the 18-holers were Janet Turner, Barbara Egan, Sharon Ellen and Jill Bugby. The nine-hole winners were Joan Schmidt, Sally Lichtenstein and Mary Jane Keys. Nine-hole winners: Joan Schmidt, Sally Lichtenstein and Mary Jane Keys 18-hole winners: Janet Turner, Barbara Egan, Sharon Ellen and Jill Bugby Local Biker Circumvents Puerto RicoIsland Sun columnist and local estate planning attorney Craig Hersch finished a three day, 375-mile bicycling event circumventing Puerto Rico the last weekend in January. Five hundred and seventy five bicyclists from 42 countries and 31 states started the event from just outside the fort of Old San Juan. They experience 12,800 feet of elevation gain. Hersch was accompanied by three local Southwest Floridians, Manuel Hernandez, Gus Parpal and Jairo Sandoval and an old friend from his college days, Jonathan Seidel of Atlanta, Georgia. At mile 90 of the first days ride the peloton faced a climb up the treacherous El Camino Nuevo, including 18 percent grades. And we still had 65 miles to ride after that climb as the day totaled 155 miles from Old San Juan to Ponce, Hersch said. The second days ride ended in the town of Mayaguez after a relatively short 90 miles including another steep climb up a hill known only as The Wall. The final days 130 miles ended back at the entrance to the fort in Old San Juan. The event was televised on Puerto Rican television, including live feeds to Miami. Helicopters followed our peloton broadcasting video, and there were cameramen on motorcycles as well. When we arrived in Old San Juan for the final push people lined the streets cheering. There was a definite Tour de France feeling, he said. Would Hersch do it again? While the views of the ocean, mountains and surrounding landscape were breathtaking, Ill probably look for some other rides, Hersch laughed, as the roads in Puerto Rico arent in the best shape, which makes riding somewhat dangerous. We also had to look out for iguanas. Its rather frightening when youre careening down the backside of a mountain at speeds approaching 40 miles an hour when an iguana the size of a small dog darts out in front of you. Craig Hersch, right, and Jonathan Seidel of Atlanta raising their bicycles in victory at the end of Vuelte de Puerto Rico ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Email your editorial copy to:


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14B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Fight For Air StairclimbRegistration now is under way and a record number of teams have begun training for the 2014 Fight For Air Stairclimb, scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at the High Point Place, 2104 West First Street in Fort Myers. Last years event, hosted by the Gulfcoast Chapter of the American Lung Association (ALA), raised $45,000 for the battle against lung diseases such as lung cancer and asthma. Sadly, lung cancer is the leading cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. Event organizers hope to top $50,000 this year in part to fund lung cancer research. During stairclimbs, which ALA hosts nationwide, climbers raise money by collecting pledges to ascend the stairway in a high-rise tower. High Point Place, the tallest building between Tampa and Miami, has donated access to one of its towers for all five years of the Fight For Air Climb. Participants ascend the high rises 541 steps up 30 floors during the event. We have double the number of climbers and teams registered so far this year compared to this time last year, said Kurt Goerke, regional director of the ALAs Gulfcoast Chapter. The event is growing in popularity, and we hope to turn that interest into record participation and dollars raised. As is the trend nationally, the Fort Myers stairclimb is attracting an increasing participation from local firefighters and police officers who are members of their departments SWAT teams. Firefighters and SWAT officers don their full gear during the climb, providing a healthy competition between neighboring fire districts and law enforcement agencies, while at the same time inspiring non-public safety participants. Teams who have registered for the event are invited to begin training, and practice climbs are scheduled weekly on Saturday mornings. The cost to register for the event is $25, and each climber must raise $100. More information and online registration is available at www. 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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 Katie McCurry, server, Sanibel Cafe 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 16B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 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 18B17B ISLAND SUN FEBRUAR 28, 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. 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From page 17BRestaurants18B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 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. The Bad Banditos are playing at the Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva on Tuesday and Wednesday night 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 place to go for organic, vegetarian, gluten-free take-out. All food is prepared by The Sprouts own vegan gourmet chef Nikki. To complement the food, The Sprout features an organic, sugar-free and dairy-free juice and smoothie bar. Favorite dishes include Vegan Lasagna, Mexican Salad, Zucchini Pesto Pasta, Indian Curry, Quinoa Salad and Untuna Sanwiches. Desserts include Lemonylicious Tart, Fresh Berries with Cashew 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. 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.) Creme, Raspberry Cacao Truffles, gluten-free brownies and The Sprouts popular Sproutaccino Smoothie. Last but not least, theres always good coffee and a pot of tasty soup. Healthy Happy Hour is Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m., when juices and smoothies are half price. Talk to Chef Nikki about her 30-Day Vegan Challenge, for weight loss, optimal health or just a month of no cooking. Read us online at 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 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 Sanibel Residents


George & Wendys Seafood Grille has rock music tonight, Friday, by Robbie & The Absent Minded; 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. to close. Tuesday is Open Mic Night from 8 to 11 p.m. with guitar and vocal performances by various local artists. John Allender 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, Joe McCormick and Barbara Smith with classic R&B, dance & disco sounds of the 70s as well as top contemporary dance music hits; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Woody Brubaker and Marvilla Marzan with the sounds of Broadway, Latin hits and all styles of popular dance music; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar & vocals; Monday, Mike Arnone, The Jersey Kid,, piano and vocals; Tuesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano, saxophone, and vocals accompanied by Barbara Smith; Wednesday, vocalist Paul Ventura, joined by Father Al & the Jazz Congregation; and Thursday, Pianoman Joe McCormick for popular favorites and smooth vocal styling. 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 Taylor Stokes Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Bad Banditos 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. and on Margarita Mondays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is also live entertainment on Saturdaysfrom 7 to 10 p.m. 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. Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Story SeekerReaders often ask me where I find my unusual people. I just talk to everyone doesnt quite cover it though. Take last week for instance. Racing along Periwinkle after a strange male isnt my usual approach but this was too good to miss. Id seen him a few times on the bike path and was determined to find out about him so when I saw him travelling east past Tahitian Gardens I raced ahead to catch him as he neared the corner of Casa Ybel. The him in question, a standard poodle, apricot colored, who sometimes sat and other times stood, absolutely motionless, on a simple three-foot-square platform attached to the rear of a fast moving bicycle. Not an animal carrier, nothing fancy, just a neatly framed wood slab with a bit of blanket jammed into a rear corner. The cyclist was Mark Rosenbaum who was pedalling along with his wife, Eleanor Dominek. Theyve owned a vacation home here since the mid-90s, but in 2000 Eleanor, a working artist, relocated for a solid six-month chunk each year. I need to be surrounded by color, she explained. Winters in Michigan are too bleak, too gray. Mark, a chiropractor with more than three decades of active practice in Kalamazoo, chose to continue working there, traveling back and forth to Sanibel with increasing regularity. It was Jessie, their canine companion who intrigued me. No leash. No restraints. He was the one I wanted to learn about. Pet him if youd like. Hes gentle, said Mark. Hes a service dog. He never leaves my side. Im a brittle Type 1 insulin dependent diabetic. Scary. I have frequent drastic drops in my blood glucose level: hypoglycemia. Jessie recognizes the symptoms at once and will start to paw my knee, nuzzle me, lick my face, whatever it takes to get my attention so I can get glucose immediately. Whether Im awake or asleep, travelling or working or just enjoying a simple bike ride down the path in Sanibel, I have nothing to worry about. Suffering from the same medical condition, I was both fascinated and green with envy. Having owned a standard poodle myself I knew they were bright and easily trained, but it never occurred to me that they could be so specifically adaptable. Jessie appears well adjusted to his travelling lifestyle. He knows that whenever his service vest is taken out it means hell be heading for an airport. When hes Florida-bound, his owners swear he gets a definite mood shift. As they cross the causeway he seems suddenly alert, sits upright when they head west on Periwinkle, gives out a soft yap as they turn down their block, but, best of all, once the car door is open he races down their street to bark hello to Cleopatra, a neighborhood poodle, his favorite part-time playmate. The Rosenbaums, a family of four which includes their cat Sophie, seem to have it made in sunny Sanibel. And this writer, say I just unearthed another unusual. Share your community news with us. 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Meanwhile, vacation plans might need to be revised because of new developments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Love dominates the Lions heart this week, with Cupid shooting arrows at single Leos and Leonas looking for romance. Partnered pairs also enjoy strengthened relationships. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Getting to Know You should be the single Virgos theme song as you and that special person discover more about one another. That workplace situation needs looking into. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might be upset at having your objectivity questioned in the handling of a dispute. But it would be wise to re-examine your feelings to make sure youre being fair with both sides. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A family dispute creates mixed feelings about how you hope it will be ultimately resolved. Best advice: Stay out of it and let the involved parties work it through by themselves. 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On March 6, 1475, Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, is born in the village of Caprese. His most important early work was the Pieta (1498), which showed the body of Christ in the lap of the Virgin Mary. He extracted the two perfectly balanced figures of the Pieta from a single block of marble. On March 8, 1862, the Confederate ironclad Virginia wreaks havoc on a Yankee squadron off Hampton Roads, Va., when it attacked the U.S.S. Cumberland. Other Union ships fired back, but the shots were, in the words of one observer, having no more effect than peas from a pop-gun. On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signs a congressional act making The Star-Spangled Banner the official national anthem of the United States. In 1814, Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics after witnessing the massive overnight British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812. On March 4, 1944, Louis Lepke Buchalter, the head of Murder, Inc., is executed at Sing Sing Prison in New York. Lepke was the leader of the countrys largest crime syndicate throughout the 1930s. His downfall came when several members of his notorious killing squad became witnesses for the government. On March 9, 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Barbie was the first massproduced toy doll in the United States with adult features. Barbies appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, based on a German comic-strip character, and originally was marketed as a racy gag gift to adult men. On March 5, 1977, the Dial-aPresident radio program, featuring President Jimmy Carter and CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite, airs for the first time. Approximately 9 million calls flooded the radio studio during the two-hour broadcast. On March 7, 1987, Mike Tyson defeats James Bonecrusher Smith to unify the WBA and WBC heavyweight titles. At age 20, Tyson became the youngest undisputed heavyweight champion in boxing history. It was Democratic governor and presidential hopeful Adlai Stevenson who made the following sage observation: A free society is a place where its safe to be unpopular. Those who study such things claim that 75 percent of people who deliberately choose to buy a kosher product are not, in fact, Jewish. Smart idea: Some fitness centers are now using the energy that clients expend on its exercise bikes to power the buildings lighting. You might not have heard of American inventor Walter Hunt, but he came up with the ideas for an ice plough, a streetcar bell, an early version of the repeating rifle, artificial stone, the lockstitch sewing machine and a nail-making machine, among other things. One of his smallest and most useful inventions was the safety pin. In the mid1800s, Hunt owed a friend $15. In order to come up with the cash to settle the debt, he decided to invent something. 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23B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Red Sox Celebrity Golf Tournament Is Areas Largest Sports Fundraiserby Ed Frank While the huge economic impact that baseball spring training brings to Lee County is welldocumented, often overlooked is the millions of dollars that the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins raise for local charitable causes. The best example is the Red Sox Childrens Hospital Celebrity Golf Tournament held last week at The Forest County Club in Fort Myers that together with a Tee Party and auction held the evening prior and a Diamond Dinner next month will raise nearly $1 million for the new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The annual affair is the single largest sports fundraiser in Southwest Florida. A sell-out group of 280 golfers participated with 23 Red Sox players, team officials and other sports celebrities in the tournament that has been held for 21 consecutive years. Former Red Sox pitcher and fan favorite Derek Lowe served as honorary chairman. Local businessman Ron McEwan has been the volunteer chairman for the last six years, a job that starts about nine months in advance of the highly successful fundraiser. In those six years, the event has tallied about $9 million in donations, he said. McEwan stressed that the success is attributable to philanthropist Jack Blais and his wife who have matched the event donations for the last 13 years. The new Golisano Childrens Hospital will be built on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers. The 292,000-square-foot, 128-bed facility will provide state-of-the art pediatric and lifesaving care. Red Sox players and other celebrities gather prior to the 2014 Red Sox Childrens Hospital Celebrity Golf Classic Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey, Ieft, and philanthropist Jack Blais participated in the Red Sox Celebrity Golf Outing to benefit the new Childrens Hospital The Dunes Golf ClubSunday Mixed Golf ResultsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Sunday Mixed Golf game on February 23 was a 4-Person Shamble (2 net better of 4). The results were: 1st Ken Grosse 104 Ginny Grosse Jack Chestnut Fay Chestnut 2nd Jim Fantozzi 105* Janet Fantozzi Jerry Muench June Muench 3rd Ed Greenberg 105 Nancy Greenberg Felix Curcuru Carol Curcuru Closest to the pin: Nancy Greenberg Hole 2 Jerry Muench Hole 9 n 239-464-2984n n 17130 Captiva DriveBreathtaking Views Captiva Gold Coast4 BD, 4 BA with Guest House Over 170 Direct Gulf Frontage Multiple Lanais, Pool Unparalleled views, private pathway to beach $4,949,000 1206 Bay DriveMasterfully Constructed Home on Bay Drive4BR, 4.5 BA, gourmet kitchen, top of the line nishes. Bayfront direct access canal, sea walled, no bridges. Boat lift, gulf access, expansive bay views, multiple lanais. $3,495,000 909 Lindgren Intersecting Canal Views & Near Beach4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home with Guest House. Located in Shell Harbor, just steps from the beach. Built in 2005 with Hurricane protection. Canal on two sides of property, situated looking down the canal. $1,199,999 3477 West Gulf DriveLuxury Meets Location on West Gulf Drive4 BR, 4 BA home across from beach Fireplace, wet bar, gas range & chefs kitchen Tropically vegetated, private pool and spa $1,795,000 NEW LISTING Anglers Key 201Rare to Market; Anglers KeyRemodeled 3 BR, 2.5 BA Panoramic Gulf views Prestigious complex on West Gulf Drive $1,699,000 PRICE REDUCED


24B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 New-Look Hammond Stadium To Be Unveiled This Weekendby Ed FrankBaseball fans will be treated to the dramatic new look of Hammond Stadium when they enter the ballpark this weekend for the beginning of spring training competition. The first phase of a $48.5 million expansion and renovation of the stadium and the adjoining Lee County Spots Complex is nearing completion with the remainder of the work to be finalized early next year. With the opening two years ago of the $80 million JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox, and now the additions and improvements to the Grapefruit League home of the Minnesota Twins, Lee County has assured that these two teams will remain here for at least the next three decades. When you enter Hammond Stadium tomorrow, Saturday, when the Twins play the Red Sox in their first spring training home game, the first thing you will see is a 360-degree boardwalk and concourse ringing the field with new seating. The addition increases the stadium capacity from 8,000 to 9,300. The boardwalk also includes two large patio group seating areas, bars and concession stands. Also to be completed this year is a large player development academy, one of only three in the major leagues, renovation of the Twins minor league clubhouse, new minor league playing field and agility field and a new parking lot. The unique player development academy contains classrooms for minor leaguers that will be utilized for multi-discipline education, a large auditorium, nutrition center and dormitory housing for 108 players. The Twins presently house minor league players in hotels during spring training. Financing the project came from Lee County ($27.5 million), $15 million from the State of Florida and $6 million from the Twins who are paying for the dormitory portion of the player development academy. Phase two of the construction is scheduled for completion by February, 2015, and is to include expansion and upgrading of the present concourses in Hammond Stadium, restroom renovations, premium seating improvements, clubhouse expansion, a new retail store, press box renovations and permanent offices for both the Twins and the Fort Myers Miracle administrative staff. The most recent data available shows that spring training contributes more than $47 million to the local economy annually.The study further showed that 57 percent of those who attend a spring training game of the Twins and Red Sox are visiting Lee County for the sole purpose of attending games. A new 360-degree boardwalk and concourse ring Hammond Stadium 4444 WATERS EDGE LANEBeautiful elevated 3/2 lakefront pool home on oversized landscaped lot. A well designed home nestled amongst nature in this quiet gulf-front neighborhood with private deeded beach access. is island setting is home to some of the islands best wildlife.Price $975,000 Unfurnished Call Steve for ShowingITS THE EXPERIENCE!STEVE FISHER239-472-0949 239-472-2311*Over 38-year island resident and Realtor *RE/MAX International Hall of Fame*Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel & Captiva Islands and the Southwest Florida Coast Spring Training Home SchedulesBoston Red Sox at JetBlue Park Thursday, February 27 (split squad) Northeastern College/Boston College, doubleheader, 1:05 p.m. Friday, February 28 Minnesota Twins, 1:05 p.m. Sunday, March 2 Baltimore Orioles, 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 Tampa Bay Rays, 1:05 p.m. Friday, March 7 Atlanta Braves, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium Saturday, March 1 Boston Red Sox, 1:05 p.m. Monday, March 3 Toronto Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Baltimore Orioles, 1:05 p.m. Thursday, March 6 St. Louis Cardinals, 1:05 p.m. The Dunes Golf ClubChampionship TournamentThe Dunes Mens Golf Association conducted its 2014 Club Championship golf tournament in which 64 members from the combined championship and four additional flights competed in single elimination bracket play including a qualification round. Bob Rohl came through to win the club championship. The flight winners were: Championship Flight Bob Rohl Platinum Flight Bill Hotchkiss Gold Flight Jim Bradford Silver Flight Howard Dwyer Bronze Flight Mike Hnatow Bob Rohl Howard Dwyer Mike Hnatow Jim Bradford Bill Hotchkiss


25B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Is your bug problem SPIRALING out of control?Tempco Pest Control can stop the spiral!Spiraling White Flies feast on more than 60 types of trees and shrubs and leave behind a white, waxy substance called honeydew that spreads rapidly. A black sooty mold develops destroying leaves, and covering cars, pools and patios. The end result is weakened trees, defoliation and a big mess. Dont wait another minute! Call Tempco Pest Control for a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate.(239) 693-2330 or visit TempcoPestControl.comTrees primarily affected:Gumbo LimboLive Oak & Black OliveFruit trees & Palm treesAreas primarily affected:Sanibel/Captiva/Fort Myers BeachNaples/Bonita SpringsHow well treat it:Deep root feedingArbor Jet Tree Injection 4735 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905 (239) 693-2330 Our experts will determine the best, most cost-effective means of treatment. 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. Sanibel Island Golf ClubAnnual Member-Guest TournamentOn Saturday, February 22, the mens league of Sanibel Island Golf Club played the annual Member-Guest Golf Tournament. Twenty pairs participated. The game was a two-person shamble where both players tee off and the best drive is selected and then each player hits his own ball from that spot until they hole their putts. The better of the two net scores determine the score for each hole. The winners of the morning 18-hole event were mens league president David Lewis and his partner from North Cincinnati, Gregg Budd, with a net score of 52. When asked how they accomplished such a low score, Lewis said, Both of us did not have a bad hole at the same time. In second place with a score of 53 was the twosome of Dan Lautermilch and John Lesich. Lautermilch said they had a couple of topped grounders that ended up next to the hole and a member of the team they were playing with said nice putts from the center of the fairway. In third place was the team of Marty Gallagher and Dan Valentine who are good friends on Sanibel. They said they just played their usual game! After lunch at the Blue Coyote, eight of the teams participated in a nine-hole alternate shot event. Again the best drive was selected, but then the other team member had to hit the second shot and they alternated the one ball all the way until the putt was holed. Bill Fellows and Bert McConnell were the winners with a score of 33.45. McConnell said that the reason they won was that the team in second place by a tenth of a point had an 8 on the 9th hole. That was the team of Jack Tukey and his guest Mike Mcray who finished with a score of 33.55. In third, close behind the two front runners was Professor Dick Arnould and Ben Robbins with a score of 33.9. Winners for the morning main event were David Lewis and guest Gregg Budd Bill Fellows, above, won the nine-hole alternate shot event with his partner Bert McConnell (not shown) Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


26B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Something is going on in my sons high school with his physical education class. He learns more slowly and needs information repeated almost all the time, so its hard for him to keep up. He is not passing any of the tests they give, either the written ones or the physical ones. He is very unhappy about the class and is anxious about it. What should I do? He has an IEP that says he should participate in PE. Victoria N., Port Charlotte Victoria, Im glad to hear that your school addressed PE on your sons IEP and that he participates in class. As you know, IDEA 2004 requires that students with disabilities be provided with physical education. You did not mention if your sons PE teacher attended the IEP meeting. Since physical education is a required component of special education, your childs physical education teacher should have been included as a member of the IEP team. Perhaps his teacher is not fully aware of your sons IEP and the modifications or/and the accommodations that are included. A first step might be as simple as a phone call or email to the teacher to make sure that s/he is aware of the IEP and to find out how s/he presents information to your son. If things seem to be in order and the teacher is fulfilling the IEP, you may want to request another IEP meeting to look into this situation more completely. Other considerations that you and the team may want to consider for your son would include if there were a need for supplementary aids and services in the PE class that would assist him in participation. These aids could be such items as specialized equipment, modified tests, a copy of the teachers notes or even a para-educator who could deliver instruction additional instruction cues to your son. Although IDEA mandates that students with disabilities be educated to the maximum extent possible whenever appropriate, it may be that at this point in your son may benefit from adapted physical education (APE). APE is about meeting the unique needs of individual students with disabilities. In APE, the instructor provides planning and assessment, consultation, specialized instruction and adapts or modifies the curriculum, task, equipment and/or environment so a child can participate in all aspects of physical education. If the team decides to consider APE, an assessment to determine services must take place and your son must be found eligible for such services. It may take some time to resolve your concern. Remember, PE is important as it helps students learn the knowledge and skills they need to lead an active and healthy life as an adult. 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. Superior InteriorsHave Some Fun With Color by Cindy MalszyckiTodays home furnishings fabrics and designs are often color-coordinated to help you take the guesswork out of your next decorating project. Fabrics, wall coverings, area rugs, bed linens, accessories and yes, even lampshades feature a wide variety of motifs and patterns... all designed to work in harmony as you work to create your rooms new look. But no matter the design, motif or pattern, the common denominator in successfully creating the look you want to achieve is color. So how do you begin selecting color for your next project? Why not start by playing favorites and selecting colors your comfortable with. Even if your favorite colors might not work as a major player in your new room, you could possibly consider using that favorite color as an important accent shade. Here are some tips of helping you hone in on your perfect color selection: 1. Take a look in your closet. What colors do you see in your wardrobe that you particularly enjoy? Pastels? Dark jewel tones? Neutrals? Bright, lively shades? Doesnt it stand to reason that the very colors youre attracted to in your wardrobe might just be the perfect shades to consider in re-coloring a room? 2. Take a look around your room. Is there an accessory, piece of art, even an area rug that speaks to you? Entire room designs have been beautifully accomplished by focusing on one simple multi-colored vase. 3. Whats your personal style? Do you enjoy a more casual lifestyle? Perhaps the contemporary style is more you. Knowing your style will give you an important clue as to the color options you might want to consider. Once youve done your homework and decided on your perfect color palette, be sure to select one dominate color, a maximum of three adjacent hues and a dramatic accent color to complete your overall color scheme. Cindy Malszycki is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at cindy@decden. net. 466 SEA OATS DRIVEGorgeous, unique and spacious. is 4/3.5 multi-level pool home features architectural detail throughout with 2 replaces, den, DR, eat-in kitchen, widows walk with Gulf views. 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ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP 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 Race For The Cure Is March 8Planning for the 8th annual Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida Race for the Cure is well under way with more activities and more ways to get involved. The race takes place on Saturday, March 8 at Coconut Point Mall in Estero, kicking off with a celebratory Pre-Pink Out Party at Coconut Point the night before the race. A group of volunteers and race chair Ann Simon are responsible for keeping the race fresh and filled with new activities. For the first time, a Kids for the Cure will feature kids activities, games and prizes. A Man Cave will be set up with games and refreshments. Live bands called Bands for the Cure will donate their time by playing along the route. Entertainment and ceremonies will be concentrated behind Hollywood Theaters to create a friendlier environment. The Flowers of Hope display will once again feature pink tulips planted along the running course in honor of or in memory of a person who battled cancer. The Pre-Pink Out Party kicks off the event on March 7 with live musical entertainment, refreshments and race registration. Breast cancer survivors can have beauty makeovers by the Survivor Glam Squad, including hair, makeup and glamour photos. New volunteers are welcome. The committee meets once a month at the offices of Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida at 26800 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste. 210 in Bonita Springs. For more information, to register for the race, or to get involved as a volunteer or sponsor, call 239-498-0016 or visit


27B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Southwest Florida may be one of the only places in America where, when you comment to someone that you are turning 50 years of age, they reply that you are still a whippersnapper. I guess thats a good thing as it keeps me feeling young. Some also suggest that is the new 40, which I hope is true but I have my doubts... although Im doing my best to proving that adage. A few weeks ago, I tackled a threeday, 375-mile bicycling trek circumventing Puerto Rico with nearly 13,000 feet of elevation gain. And after finishing in four different half-Ironman triathlons over the last few years, later this year I will hopefully complete the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run of a full Ironman triathlon. Despite my reluctance acknowledging that Im now a 50-year-old man, I realize that being middle age does have its benefits. Patti and I have settled into a comfortable spot in our now 25-year marriage. The kids are older ones in college, ones in high school and the youngest begins high school this coming fall so they dont need (or want!) our constant attention like they did when they were young. Were also very proud of how theyre turning out. Thats saying a lot, since todays youth have many more distractions and dangers to deal with than my generation did. Our parents are aging and requiring more of our time and attention as well. I now fully understand what journalists who write of the sandwich generation allude to. But then again, people are tending to live longer. My mother should have been gone more than 10 years ago after suffering from bouts of acute myelodysplastic leukemia, but has survived due to two bone marrow transplants and all of the professional expertise of the health professionals at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. I would even say that Ive lived quite a full life myself. Ive experienced quite a lot in my half century on this planet which has provided me insight that I likely didnt possess a decade or more ago. Every encounter both good and bad leaves a mark that ever so slightly changes. Like the boulder thats been smoothed over by a running river, I find my sharp edges slowly eroding. Some may tell you that theyre still plentiful but if you talk to my legal assistant Dorothy, whos been at my firm more than 42 years (the last 22 working with me), shell tell you stories about the young Craig. Having served as an estate-planning attorney for many good people over the years has been an honor and a blessing. Ive had a front-row seat as to what the next 25 to 30 years may bring probably in much sharper focus than what many of my buddies my age may see. Ive also learned a lot from my many clients. Almost every one of them has an interesting life story that Ive been privileged to hear at least a part of. I found truth in the statement that America doesnt mine its older citizens like we should. Theres a lot of wisdom out there that can and should be tapped. Ive witnessed triumphs and defeats, and helped others celebrate 100-year birthdays. Ive also had a very good friend die at age 52, leaving behind a wife and two teenage sons. About 10 years ago I was lucky to survive a bicycling accident. One minute Im on my bicycle on the Summerlin bike path and the next Im in ICU at the Lee Memorial Trauma Center, hooked up to a bunch of beeping and whirring machines. So I know that life can be fleeting. We should all enjoy and be grateful for our time here. Thank you for reading my columns. Im going to continue to keep you up to date on estate planning, trust and tax law. I will soon publish a book containing a compilation of many of my best ones. If you have a topic that you would like to see in a future column, please email me it. Heres to another year of good times and good health for everyone. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerCelebrating A Half Centuryby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA County Puts Growth Survey OnlineNearly 400,000 new residents are expected to reside in Lee County by the year 2040. To address the transportation needs of the growing communities, the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is currently exploring ways to reduce the number of vehicle trips and increase travel options. This involves looking at where future residents and jobs may locate in Lee County over the next 25 years. Conceptual growth scenarios are being presented in an online survey. The MPO is asking the public to share their ideas about new ways to grow relating to future transportation investments. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and is available at now through March 2014. Public input will be used by the MPO Board members to help select a preferred approach to future growth and the corresponding transportation system needed to support that growth. This is a first step in developing the Lee County 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. To learn more about the Lee County MPO, visit PrivateSky Receives AwardPrivateSky Aviation Services, Inc., the worlds largest independentlyowned Gulfstream GII, GIII, GIV, GV and GV-SP FAA Certified Repair Station, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded its service center with its Diamond Award. Owned by Sanibel Island resident Vincent Wolanin, PrivateSky Aviation Services is FAA 145 certified on the Gulfstream GII, GIII, GIV, GV and GV-SP, and is the only service center in the world that devotes itself exclusively to Gulfstream large cabin total nose-to-tail services including depot, refurbishments, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, entertainment and avionics upgrades as well as engine changes. All work is done at its state of the art, air-conditioned, all concrete and steel hurricane-proof hangar in Fort Myers at Southwest Florida International Airport. PrivateSky Aviation Services, Inc. is quite proud of the FAA award, but equally and based as well on the work we do with our Gulfstream customers from around the world, who tell others about us, that come here for the Total Excellence MRO service center philosophy we strive for daily, said Wolanin. For more information, visit www.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 201428B Dr. Matthew L. Davis, DDShas acquired the Island Dental practice on Sanibel, formerly owned by Dr. Lyle HotchkissCosmetic & Restorative Dentistry Serving Island Residents and VisitorsDr. Davis has been established in Fort Myers since 1982 Dental Hygienist Mary Romulus is on staff for your cleanings SANIBEL OFFICE OPEN MONDAY FRIDAY CALL 395-1211 FOR AN APPOINTMENT Free Consultations New Patients Welcome Emergency Appointments Available Located in the Island Medical & Business Center (next to Jerrys Center)1648 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Painting Firm Is Mardi Gras SponsorLatest to join the sponsor lineup for the CHR Mardi Gras, coming up this Saturday, is John Grey Painting. Established in 1967, the company moved to Sanibel in 1995 and today is a full-service painting and decorating business that has expanded to offer carpentry, renovations and maintenance services. We understand what a valuable service CHR provides to the island community, and are happy to be able to support them, said John Grey, founder. CHRs Mardi Gras, presented this year by Bank of the Islands, takes place Saturday, March 1 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are still available at or at Bank of the Islands, the Sanibel Caf, Baileys General Store and the CHR office on Library Way. Support for CHR (Community Housing & Resources) is growing as more islanders come to understand the vital nature of its mission: to provide affordable housing for island workers, retired islanders, and the disabled. Executive Director Kelly Collini has commented that CHR relies on $100,000 in community support, as well as rental income, in order to keep rents manageable for families and individuals who reside in 74 rental units in 11 different locations throughout the island. An essential part of our mission is to ensure diversity in the community, provide housing for the island work force, and offer shelter to senior citizens who have served the island during their working years, she said. Inaugurated in 2013, the Mardi Gras fundraiser is one way that islanders can provide this vital support. Tickets are $35 for adults and include a full Cajun meal with crawfish, corn-and-crab chowder, Bourbon-glazed chicken, and king cake. The event will also feature live music from the Blue Dirt Dixieland Jazz Band, a costume contest with prizes, a silent auction, and new this year a live auction headed by CHR Board President Richard Johnson. The live auction items include a trip for two to New Orleans with hotel, airfare and dinners; a trip to Sonoma County, California, with hotel, airfare and chauffeured vineyard tour; and a dinner for six served in your home by Baileys Catering. Mardi Gras is designed to be not just affordable but also fun for the whole family. Kids tickets, which include a special kid-friendly meal, are $10. Last years event sold out quickly, and this year organizers are providing for a larger attendance. Bank of the Islands President Geoff Roepstorff commented: Affordable housing is key for a thriving community. Robbie and all our banking team join me in applauding CHRs efforts and in looking forward to a great Mardi Gras benefit. In addition to Bank of the Islands as presenting sponsor, other major sponsors include Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, Baileys General Store and Jerry Carroll AC & Heating Company. Also stepping up are the West Wind Inn, Barrier Island Title Services, Lazy Flamingo Restaurants, Blades EarthCare and Dan Hahn Custom Builders. For more information, stop by the CHR office at 2401 Library Way, visit www. or call 472-1189. Ready for Mardi Gras are, from left, Melissa Rice and Rich McDowell of the CHR board, Nate Grey, John Grey, CHR Board President Richard Johnson, Derek Grey and CHR Executive Director Kelly Collini Doctors Eyecare Centers Robert G LeSage, OD & Timothy E. Underhill, OD Just off the Island! Professional eye care for over 20 years. Glaucoma, Cataract, Macular evaluations. Contact lens and optical services. Join your neighbors and see us for all your eye care needs. 239-482-0355 15620 McGregor Blvd., Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33908 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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30B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Eden Energy MedicineStrengthen Your Heart Energy Part IVby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12)The last three columns were devoted to the boosting heart energy. So far, we have learned: 1. Improving our internal compass to help revitalize; 2. Holding our heart source point to reduce heart dis-ease; 3. Biting down on the little finger to calm the body; 4. Tracing the heart meridian; and 5. Learning how to open the horizontal band of energy at the waist (belt flow) and last week learning to activate the radiant circuits (a separate energy system). Today, you will be introduced to two additional tools. This past week, I received an email from a reader reporting a reduction in her heart arrhythmia after she did these exercises daily for two weeks. She asked what to do next. I suggested three approaches from an energetic perspective. First, do the DER every day to activate all nine energy systems. Secondly, continue doing the exercises referenced in this column and third, that she consider an assessment of her energetic systems to determine where other imbalances exist to begin shifting. As we begin working with our bodys subtle energies, it is like unpeeling the layers of an onion... getting to the core issues takes time. After all, we didnt get to our present health state overnight. The last two exercises to boost and strengthen heart energy are: Heart Neurolymphatics Reflex Point Our lymph system has two times as many lymph vessels as blood vessels, but has no pump. Historically, vigorous physical activity released the toxins from the lymph system. With our sedentary lifestyle, there is little opportunity to move the toxins from our bodies without intervention. There are 90-plus neurolymphatic reflex points on the surface of the body, which are not always located directly over lymph nodes, vessels or lymph tissue. By rubbing the reflex points, toxins will be released from the system, clearing stagnate energies (including emotional energy) and leaving you feeling energized. These points are part of the 5 Minute Daily Routine. Viewing the chart, you will notice the heart reflex point is located underneath the collarbone at the far outside edge toward the shoulder. Rub with vigor, not tentatively, and feel that deep breath as the energy connects and boost heart. Connect Heart And Sacral Chakras Chakras are another one of our energy systems. We have seven of these round orbits of whirling energy, each bathing the organs they surround, interfacing with our auric field and boosting our 14 meridians. No surprise we have a heart chakra, located in the middle of our body between the breasts which connects us to ourselves and the world around us our love center. By placing one hand on the heart chakra and the other hand over our sacral (sometimes called womb chakra) chakra (located right below the navel), a connection is being made between our two hearts. Since the sacral chakra is associated with the pure innocence of a child, our creativity and a sense of wonder, by holding these two chakras together we create a strong energetic boundary. Try it, it works, it is easy and it is fun! You now have many tools to boost the hearts energy, our center of love, connection and gratitude. Have fun with your energy. Next weeks topic is Stiff Joints Can Move With The Music. 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. Neurolymphatic Chart drawing from Innersource Inc.Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I have heard the term emotional baggage. Can you explain what emotional baggage is?A: Having emotions is a natural part of life, something we should celebrate. Having emotional baggage is another story. Weve all experienced hurts and wounds in the past. When these hurts and wounds stick with us, we start to owe an emotional debt that is hard to pay. This is emotional baggage. It is the dead weight of old experiences. It is crucial to rid yourself of emotional baggage, because worrying about the past blocks your participation in the present. To eliminate emotional baggage recall an emotional experience that is causing discomfort. Feel the emotion in your body. Notice where in your body this emotional memory is lodged. Label your emotion, give it a name. Is it fear or anger, sadness or resentment? To help you, these are the most common negative emotions people carry around: Anger, hostility, rage, sadness, grief, sorrow, envy, jealousy, resentment. Express the experience. Take a pen and paper and write down what happened to you during your last experience. Write it in detail, how you felt, what others did, and how you reacted afterward. Following these steps people often discover that they are no longer trapped and can release the emotion. It is important to do this with each emotion that comes up. This is how we can eliminate our emotional baggage. Ronald McDonald BoardRonald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida has announced the elected board officers for 2014. They are: president, Garey Butler; attorney, Fowler White Boggs PA; vice-president, Justin Einstein; director of operations, Aubuchon Team of Companies; vice president, G. David Schiering; treasurer, Robert Atkinson; secretary, Tina Millette, Fewster Enterprises/McBLT Inc.; parliamentarian Carey Randall; associate publisher/CFO, Smithsonian (retired); past president Jeff Miloff; partner/owner, Aubuchon Team of Companies. deaRPharmacistSupplements With Anti-Cancer Activityby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Two of my relatives have pancreatic cancer, and Im worried sick for myself. No symptoms yet, but is there anything I can share with them, or take myself? DT, Sacramento, California Im sorry to hear about your relatives. Pancreatic cancer is on the rise, certain medications and foods and beverages increase its risk. I wrote a book on the topic to help people. Squashing free radicals is helpful, as well as pancreatic enzymes. Anything that slows growth or spreading is important. Detoxifying the body (particularly lymph) is probably number one on my list. As a natural minded pharmacist, I love finding research about natural plant extracts that work like pharmaceuticals. Theres a protein in your body called mTOR which plays a vital role in how each cell thrives, divides or dies. When this protein and associated metabolic pathway is turned on too high, it promotes cancer spreading. If we interfere with the mTOR pathway, it helps stop the formation of new blood vessels which feed the tumor. These mTOR inhibitors help people with pancreatic cancer and possibly induce remission, at least for awhile. This was shown in February 2011, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, entitled, mTOR Inhibitor Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer in a Patient with PJS. The scientists used a drug called everolimus (Afinitor). Other mTOR inhibitors available today include Certican and Torisel, and others in the pipeline. There are natural compounds which are known to interfere with mTOR but to a lesser extent compared to these cancer drugs. Resveratrol (you know, from grapes!) is one of them as reported in The Journal of Biological Chemistry (November 19, 2010). The scientists knew going into the study that resveratrol was a powerful herbal with strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and nerve-protecting effects on the body. Guess what other herb reduces mTOR activity? Curcumin, one of the active compounds in turmeric spice, popular in Indian cuisine. Many studies prove curcumin slows down the growth of different types of cancer. Curcumin may be helpful for pancreatitis because it reduces inflammation in the pancreas and reduces inflammatory pain-causing chemicals. Wonderful, but you may need special IVs or supplements to get it to work. Saffron (Crocus sativus) is amazing. This gorgeous flower is available as a spice, and a supplement (by Exir). Saffron supplements seem to help reduce chemotherapy-induced cell damage (damage to the DNA). Crocetin, a carotenoid derived from saffron appears to compete with the drug gemcitabine which is one of the standard therapies for pancreatic cancer. Remarkably, both the herb and the chemo drug compete for the same receptor site, which is the doorway into your cell. Are they trying to do the same good thing in there? The discussion of using resveratrol, curcumin or saffron is between you and your doctor. Even though these are natural herbs, with excellent safety profiles, I have no idea whats right for you and your safety is my first concern. Ask a licensed practitioner about customizing your personal health regimen. 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


31B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 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, While growing up in my teen years, I didnt have a room of my own like all of my friends. My parents gave my room to my grandmother and I was always mad. I decided I would never do that if I ever had a child of my own. Now because of the economy, I am forced to do the exact same thing to my daughter. We cant move, cant afford to put my mother in an apartment and can only try to keep my daughter as happy as possible. What do others do? Sylvia Dear Sylvia, You are not alone and your daughter deserves to have some space that is her own. Some people have converted their garages for extra living space (if the code in your area allows). Others can add an addition to their home, enclosing an existing porch, converting an attic to living space and finally putting up a divider in the room so each side has some privacy. The economy is changing and changing the way we live, and we must be very resourceful until things get better again. Lizzie Dear Sylvia, It would be good for both your mother and your daughter to have some private space. I do see more and more families living in three-generation homes. I have seen bonus rooms, dining rooms and living rooms (when there is a family room) turned into private space with as little cost as installing doors. Another important issue is to discuss how the three generations will live together from meal time, household chores, time, private time and boundaries. The families that discuss guidelines, are more successful in a three-generation home. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is Walk For Wishes Returning In AprilThe 4th annual Walk For Wishes 5K Walk/Run, to benefit Make-AWish Southern Florida, will be held on Saturday, April 5 at the Florida Gulf Coast University Alico Arena, located at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers. The fundraiser is a certified timed 5K walk/run with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and walk/run beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Family Fun Day, which includes food, face painting, a rock climbing wall and more activities, will run from 9 to 11 a.m. All ages are encouraged to participate in the event to help make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Pre-registration fees for the Walk For Wishes are $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children 12 years of age and younger. Event-day registration is $30 for adults, $20 for students and $15 for children 12 and younger. Registration is available online at www. to sign up as an individual or to register a team. A team consists of a minimum of four people; each team member must register online and pay entry fee prior to the event. Team members receive a T-shirt if registered by March 21. Any team that raises $2,500 or more will be named a partner in sponsoring a childs wish, and any team that raises $5,000 or more will be named a wish sponsor. Make-A-Wish also announced that Allegiant Air will be the presenting sponsor of the Walk/Run. Earlier this year, Allegiant made a commitment to provide flights for Make-A-Wish families traveling to their wish destinations. The relationship with Allegiant Air embraces the initiative of making more wish vacations possible. Rick and Barb Gallo, who chaired the 2013 Walk/Run, will be the chairs again this year and encourage the community to help them reach this years goal of raising enough money to grant 10 local wishes. Corporate and individual sponsorships ranging from $500 to $7,500 are still available for this event. Contact Taylor Marini at 992-9474 ext. 23 or for additional information. For more information about Make-AWish, visit Alzheimers And Dementias SymposiumOn Thursday, March 13, the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center and Florida Gulf Coast University College of Health Professions and Social Work will present the 2nd annual Symposium On Alzheimers Disease And Related Dementias. The symposium will be held at the Cohen Center on the Florida Gulf Coast University Campus, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured speakers include: Dennis Dickson, MD, professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville Marc Diamond, MD, professor of neurology in the School of Medicine at Washington University, St. Louis Kelly D. Foote, MD, associate professor, department of neurosurgery at the University of Florida There will be a panel discussion with prominent healthcare professionals who have expertise in Alzheimers disease and other related dementias. The symposium is designed for family caregivers, health care professionals and others interested in the care of memoryimpaired persons. There is no charge to attend, however, there is a $50 fee for CEU-seeking candidates. Four CEUs are available for nurses, nursing home administrators, guardians and social workers. Lunch will be provided. Register by calling 437-3007 by March 5. The symposium is made possible by the Bernard P. Sweeney Endowment Fund. Mindful Stress Reduction ClassSign up and join the Mindful Revolution featured in the February issue of Time magazine. A fourweek experiential class will help participants discover how their life can be happier and less stressful. The programs registration fee is $99 per person. Mindfulness practices will be introduced to provide the opportunity of developing a practice of living mindfully in the present moment. Everyday moments of eating, walking and breathing become more meaningful and joyous with the addition of awareness. No previous experience required. Classes will be offered on March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hearts Path Office, located at 8660 College Parkway, Suite 60 in Fort Myers. Call 277-0646 ext. 2 or email Advance reservations required due to limited space. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email 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. Check out our dental specials


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REAL ESTATETO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 36B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 SERVICES OFFEREDHOME WATCHSanisal Property Management Complete Home & Condo Service 24/7 Sanibel Call: Sally & Bob 239-565-7438 www.homewatchsanibel.comNS 1/17 CC 5/16 HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN 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 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN SEVERAL ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES FOR SALELawn/Pool Service Full Service Restaurant Breakfast/Lunch Restaurant Service Business Marine Contractor Waterfront Restaurant & Marina For Information Call or Email Corporate Investment 239-936-1718, www. oridabusinessbrokers.comRS 2/28 CC 3/14 BUSINESSES FOR SALEANNUAL 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 ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 1/4 BM TFN VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 1/4 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 WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA AVAILABLE APRIL 2014 Bright, Clean, Modern Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netRS 2/28 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL 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. 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: 2/14 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALNice pet friendly home located in Sanibel Bayous available for rent starting March 1, $2,350 a month. Unfurnished, 2 BR, 2BA with mother-in-law suite downstairs. Nice water views with two separate garages. Call Lighthouse Realty 239-579-0511. NS 2/28 CC 3/7 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 RESTAURANT, 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 239-246-4716RR 1/17 NC TFN COMMERCIAL RENTALPRIME OFFICE PRIME OFFICE space available for lease located in a key Periwinkle location. Approx. 800 sq. ft. w/private conference room, reception area, 2 private of ces & additional of ce space w/partial kitchen. Outstanding Opportunity, please call Wil at 239.472.2735 or email wil.rivait@sothebysrealty.comNS 2/28 CC 3/21 RENTALS WANTEDGUARANTEED RENTAL INCOME FOR SANIBEL OWNERS!!The Sanibel Captiva Guaranteed Income Company is looking for 2 bedroom condos to begin in April/May 2014 with pool access and close proximity to the beach for GUARANTEED INCOME. Property must allow week to week rentals for our travel club members. We can guarantee you a yearly rental income and still allow some owner weeks. Income varies based on condo location, amenities, and owner use. Call Diane Wieland at 970-470-3168 or email dwieland@coloradormr.comNS 2/21 CC 3/14 SEASONAL RENTALSEASONAL RENTALNicely furnished two bedroom condo at Captains Walk on the East End available starting March 1. $3,800/month for March and $3,200/month for April. Call Lighthouse Realty at 239-579-0511. NS 2/28 CC 3/7 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 WANTEDSEEKING SANIBEL ISLAND HOME OR LARGE CONDOSeeking a Sanibel Island home or large condo for one month in February or March 2015. Desire location w/ great water views, minimum two bedrooms w/ WI-FI, washer/ dryer. Must allow our well trained Golden Retriever. We are two adults, new empty nesters looking for an upscale property to escape the midwest winter and decide if Sanibel is the right long term destination for us. (630) 368-2920 or karkrohn@aol.comNS 2/28 CC 2/28 VACATION RENTAL WANTED


CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON Read us online at CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 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 239-963-8449 NS 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 RS 2/28 CC 3/21 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 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS 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 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 SUPERVISORY & ADMIN. POSITIONSWe are seeking applicants who can help manage our growing of ce. RELATIONSHIP OFFICE MANAGER Must have knowledge of and love for Sanibel and Captiva islands. Strong written and oral communication skills a must, as well as superior organizational skills. BA or equivalent experience in a related eld, plus administrative and supervisory experience. REAL ESTATE OFFICE RECEPTIONIST Strong written and oral communication skills a must, as well as superior organizational skills. Desire someone with knowledge of Sanibel and Captiva islands. Administrative of ce skills and software pro ciency required. Flexible schedules. For detailed job descriptions, requirements and salary visit: 2/28 CC 3/7 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN FOR SALEGARAGE THRIFT SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 2/7 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE FOR SALEQuality Table, Six Upholstered Chairs, King Five Piece Bedroom, Trundle Bed, Dresser, Pink King Bed, Dresser and Tables. 40 inch Round Table and Four Chairs, Upholstered Bar Stools, Two Living Room Chairs. Call 317-760-8907.NS 2/28 CC 2/28 FICTITIOUS NAMESFICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of SANCAP GATEWAY, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 1177 Causeway Rd., Sanibel FL 33957 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 18th of February 2014. Robert A. CosciaNS 2/28 CC 2/28 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned desires to engage in business under the ctitious name of Sallie H. Rush d/b/a DECORUM, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of Post Of ce Box 126, Sanibel, FL 33957, and has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 28th Day of February 2014. SALLIE H. RUSH d/b/a/ DECORUM.NS 2/28 CC 2/28 VEHICLE FOR SALE2008 ADLY MOTOR SCOOTER6k miles, 49cc, red Very reliable. $500 Great island vehicle! 579-0448, on islandNS 2/21 CC 3/14 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 12/6 CC 2/28 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 UTENSIL GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALE9459 Begonia Court Gumbo Limbo Fri & Sat 8:30-12:30 BIG SALE dont miss bed rm.& patio furn, tness, dining set, clothes port gas gen, bbq, gardn tools, san shells, art & much more. NS 2/28 CC 2/28 GARAGE SALEHousehold items and Tools 780 Elinor Way, Sanibel Island 3-1-14 8 to noon.NS 2/28 CC 2/28 YARD SALESunday, Mar. 2, 9-1, 1960 Roseate Ln., Sanibel (behind Tahitian Gardens.) NS 2/28 CC 2/28 HELP WANTEDFOUNDPrescription 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 FOUND3883 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 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 HELP WANTEDImmediate part time position at Grog Shop liquor store on Sanibel. Call Rick at 472-1682 for interview.NS 2/28 CC 3/7


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 38B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Hi, my name is Heart and I am a oneyear-old tan white spayed female Comments: If you didnt find your sweetheart on Valentines Day, fear not. Im here at Lee County Domestic Animal Services waiting for you. Im eager to please and have lots of love to give. I have one last detail that I must tell you about. If you look closely at my side, you will see a natural heart in my fur. Will you be mine forever? Adoption fee is $75 (plus youll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate from Angelinas Ristorante). Hi, my name is Caroline and I am an orange tabby domestic short hair spayed female age six months. Comments: Im a spunky little girl who loves to play, play, play. After all, Im just a kitten but I would love be a lap cat when I grow up. I promise to be the total package, entertaining and affectionate. Adoption fee is $50 (plus youll be entered 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. Caroline ID# 583027 Heart ID# 582289 photos by




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