Island sun


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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
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Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva


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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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"Sanibel and Captiva Islands."

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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APRIL SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:17 7:46 7:16 7:47 7:15 7:47 7:14 7:48 7:12 7:48 7:11 7:49 7:10 7:49 VOL. 21, NO. 41 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 4, 2014 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Ruane, Congress Continue As Mayor And Vice Mayorby Jeff LysiakDuring Tuesdays city council session, Kevin Ruane and Doug Congress were unanimously selected to continue serving as mayor and vice mayor, respectively, of the City of Sanibel. Ruane, who began serving on the council in 2007, was initially chosen as mayor in 2010. His term expires in 2017. I appreciate the opportunity to do this one more year, said Ruane, whose mother, Betty, held the Bible as he took the oath of office. Congress, elected to Sanibels five-member council in 2011, will be serving his second term as vice mayor. His term expires next year. The City of Sanibels 2014 city council, from left, Marty Harrity, Kevin Ruane, Mick Denham, Doug Congress and Jim Jennings Civic Core Master Plan Updated, Okayed By Councilby Jeff LysiakThe latest version of the civic and cultural core master plan, which according to Mayor Kevin Ruane was approved by all stakeholders during a meeting earlier this week, was presented to the city council on Tuesday. Henry Woodroffe the architect in charge of creating the conceptual plan that would consolidate BIG ARTS, the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Center 4 Life and The Community House onto a 25-acre site along with City Hall, the Sanibel Public Library and the Public Works Department shared the most recent plans for the project. He told the council that the plan continued the bicyclistand pedestrian-friendly elements of the project while contributing major parking elements. The net gain is almost twice as many parking spaces that you currently have, said Woodroffe. Asked where the in-season Sanibel continued on page 10 Sanibel Sea Schools Octifest: A Bayside Soiree On The CausewayOctifest, Sanibel Sea Schools 8th annual fundraiser and celebration of the ocean, is less than two weeks away. Guests at the event will be treated to sunset views over San Carlos Bay, food, music, and plenty of opportunities to support the organizations mission to improve the ocean, one person at a time. There will be both live and silent auctions of items including a day of fishing with Ralph Woodring, along with Doc Bruce captaining the boat and local chef Melissa Talmage cooking up the catch of the day for you and your friends later that night. continued on page 7 Students at the Sanibel Sea School examine a beach find A Wedding In The HouseAll the fun of a wedding party, but none of the pressure. Thats the aim of A Wedding in the House! at The Community House on Friday, April 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. Attendees will witness a hilarious shotgun wedding ceremony featuring Dr. Seuss-like vows, conducted by a local character Eric Pfeiffer. The wedding script was written by local author Michael Hannan. The reception that follows will be classic, complete with cake, romantic songs and the dances everyone knows by heart, including the limbo, YMCA and the chicken dance. Local DJ Randy Ray will perform emcee duties and spin the tunes.continued on page 7 Ready to walk down the aisle at the SCA fundraiser, A Wedding In The House, on April 11 are party-planners, from left, Yvonne St. Clair, Nicole McHale, John Danner, Dan Schuyler, Gloria Hannan, Fred Nordstrom and Teresa Riska-Hall photo by Jeff Lysiak


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RSVP by Calling Maureen at (239) 466-1131. Calusa Day Busy At The Historical VillageAbout 800 people, including many children, attended Calusa Day at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village last Wednesday. The event began last year as part of the state of Floridas celebration, FLORIDA 500, commemorating the Spanish landing on Florida shores in 1513. Juan Ponce de Leon landed in the general area of Sanibel and made contact with the indigenous people, the Calusa. So many islanders and visitors showed interest in that part of Sanibels history, that the village repeated the event this year. Guests were guided among portions of the museums collection of Calusa artifacts by docents Bonnie Frankel and Susan Schmidt, both Calusa enthusiasts, and the movie, The Domain of the Calusa, was available for viewing throughout the day. Children were invited to color different designs of Calusa masks, which were then attached to sticks (actually paint stirrers provided by Baileys Hardware Store), so the children could hold the masks in front of their faces. This was an enormously popular activity both with the children and their parents.\ It was touching to see the Old Schoolhouse desks filled once again with children working on a project, said Emilie Alfino, museum manager. It helped one imagine what it was like in the old days. In the afternoon, Calusa buff Karen Nelson, a board member of the Southwest Florida Archeological Society, spoke in the Old Schoolhouse, where artifacts from the Wightman dig on Captiva and displays of Calusa art and shell mounds were available for viewing. Nelson recounted the history of the Calusa from their arrival in South Florida to their extinction from wars and European diseases. Her focus was on the Calusas relationship with the Spanish. Some experts believe there could be Calusa descendents in Cuba, but that is far from documented. Joining Nelson was Theresa M. Schober, author of Art Calusa: Reflections on Representation. Schober is an archeologist and cultural resource consultant working in south Florida since 1998. For nine years, she directed the restoration and exhibit development at Mound House and Newton Park on Fort Myers Beach. Schobers book is filled with high-quality pictures of Calusa art and other artwork (four of islander Luc Centurys pieces are featured). It is available for purchase at the Gift Shop of the Sanibel Historical Museum for $26.50 including tax. The museum and village is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day at no additional charge. Beginning in May, the village changes to off-season hours, which are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a tour at 10:30 a.m. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults (18 and over); members and free for children. For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum. org. Children painted images of Calusa masks Archeologist and author Theresa Schober with Calusa Day speaker Karen Nelson


3 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 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 HealthApril 9 4pm Public Service Energy WorkshopSissi Paint PartyApril 9 7pm $40 Members/ $45 GuestsBeading with ShellsApril 16 9 am $35 members/ $40 GuestsAnnual Meeting April 23 6pmPainting with SissiTuesday 10 am $30Sanctioned Duplicate BridgeTuesday & Thursday at 1 pm; $10YogaMon & Thurs 8:30 am; $15ZumbaTues & Thurs 10 am; $15 Wedding House PartyApril 11 7-10 pm $30 Members/$35 GuestsShreddingApril 12 9 am-Noon $5 up to two bags Historical Village To Celebrate The LighthouseOn Wednesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Sanibel Historical Village will celebrate the Sanibel Lighthouse, which has been the islands beacon for 130 years. Sanibel residents first petitioned for a lighthouse in 1833, but no action was taken. In 1856 the Lighthouse Board recommended a lighthouse on Sanibel, but Congress took no action. In 1877 government workers surveyed the eastern end of the island and reserved it for a lighthouse. Congress finally appropriated funds in 1883. The foundation for the new lighthouse was completed in early 1884, but the ship bringing ironwork for the tower sank two miles from Sanibel. A crew of hard-hat divers from Key West recovered all but two of the pieces for the tower. August 7 is National Lighthouse Day, when communities all over the country take part in ceremonies and festivities in honor of their lighthouses. On August 7, 1789, through an Act of Congress, the federal government took over responsibility for building and operating the nations lighthouses. The government recognized the importance for ships at sea to find safe harbor during fog and storms. Over the years, lighthouses have saved many ships and an untold number of lives. Events at the Sanibel Historical Village on April 16 begin with a talk by Jeff Lysiak, a lighthouse aficionado and reporter for The Island Sun newspaper. At 2:45 p.m., museum volunteer Hal Theiss will play Henry Shanahan, Sanibel lighthouse keeper. Accompanied by his wife and two sons, Shanahan moved to Sanibel in 1888 and two years later became the assistant lighthouse keeper. When the head keeper resigned in 1892, Shanahan applied for the position but authorities at first denied him because he was illiterate. He threatened to resign and was granted the position. Theres much more to this story, which Henry Shanahan himself will explain on Lighthouse Day. Sculptor Ken Idle will be at the village to show his model of the lighthouse, which sits in front of the Burnap Cottage. To cap off the day, Charles LeBuff, author of Sanybel Light: An Historical Autobiography, will speak at a Twilight Talk in the Old Schoolhouse from 7 to 8 p.m. Reservations are required due to space limitations; call Emilie Alfino at 472-4648. LeBuff lived on Sanibel for 47 years, arriving on the island as an employee of the wildlife refuge. LeBuff, whose family had relocated to Florida in 1952, would go on to live for 21 years in the assistant keepers cottage. LeBuff moved out of the lighthouse station in 1979 and retired in 1990. He still is an active lecturer and writer. In Sanybel Light, he wrote, Theres one very special element missing in my everyday life: the close, constant and faithful flash that is generated each night after dark from inside the lantern room of the Sanibel Lighthouse. Beginning in May, the village will operate on off-season hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with guided tours at 10:30. It is located at 950 Dunlop Road. The Sanibel Lighthouse The lighthouse at night with stars above Charles LeBuff, author of Sanybel Light, will speak at a special Twilight Talk at the village April 16 at 7 p.m. Reservations required


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 20144 ONSHOP ANIBEL SHOP WELLTahitian Gardens1975-2019 Periwinkle WayThe Village Shops2340 Periwinkle WayOlde Sanibel Shoppes630 Tarpon Bay RoadTown Center2496 Palm Ridge Road Retail Hours: 10 a.m 5 p.m. Daily Services: By Appointment Restaurant Hours: Cafes open 7:30 a.m. SHOP WELL For Up-To-Date Store O ers and Merchandise Visit: Final Bromeliad Show of SeasonThe Village ShopsApril 17 & 18 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 Childrens Education Center Spring FestivalThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands 20th annual Spring Festival will be held on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel City Park (next to The Community House). The festival begins with a free Easter egg hunt by age group, followed by a silent auction, games, crafts, food and contests. Activities will include a bounce house, grand slide, sack races, face painting by Ms. Silvia, pinatas and photo booth. The Easter Bunny will also be available for pictures. Admission is $10. Dawson Liebetrau and Raleigh Stevens are ready for fun at the Spring Festival. Dawson loves Easter egg hunts and Raleigh thinks bounce houses are awesome.Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


Historical Village Honors Its VolunteersAbout 80 volunteers, docents, board members, and staff recently attended a luncheon at Sundial Beach Resort to recognize the hard work and dedication of all the volunteers who keep the museum running and the successful special projects coming year after year. At least eight docents per day are required to adequately serve the number of visitors to the village, said museum manager Emilie Alfino. In addition, we need many volunteers to plan our events, to decorate for Christmas, take care of our garden, manage our many displays, and so much more. Our volunteers, and I include our docents when I use that word, are without a doubt the most important people at the village. Sixteen volunteers were honored for reaching milestones in their length of service. They are: Five Years Barbara Broadhurst Connie Bukowick Bonnie Frankel Ann Tennery Ten Years Annette Cantalupo Betsy Cox Alan Smith Helane Smith Debbie Staley Judy Yenkole Fifteen Years Jeri Magg Barbara Jones Elise Hall Also recognized, with many thanks, were new volunteers Mike DiCorpo, Nancy Daversa, Gary Dobbie, Jan Gabrielson, Sandra Hann, Edina Lessack, Norman Minsky, Patty Moore, Laura Murray, Paul Roney, and Nancy Siegel. The program began with none other than Frank Bailey (played by board member Bill Bachman) giving a hearty welcome. Other players from the 30th Anniversary Party were recognized: board member Karl Rodman as Clarence Rutland; Mabel Critchley played by Ann Rodman; chair of the Historical Preservation Committee Deb Gleason played schoolteacher Nancy McCann; and Nanette Laurion was Miss Charlotta. The Rodmans handed out special anniversary name tags indicating years of service. Daisy Mayer, owner of Shore Haven, was played by Judy Yenkole, who delivered the Introduction and Thanks, after which museum manager Emilie Alfino talked about the new effort called the Volunteer Advisory Committee. Jeri Magg, a 15-year volunteer, introduced the events speaker, Ken Cox, nephew of Clarence Rutland. The year ahead was then reviewed by president Dorothy Donaldson. We are so happy to put on this luncheon for our volunteers, Alfino said. We can only hope they know how much we appreciate them. If I could, I would have a party every week to show them how special, and how necessary, they are to the museum. We could not function without them. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day at no additional charge. Beginning in May, the village changes to off-season hours, which are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a tour at 10:30. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). Admission is $10 for adults (18 and over); members and children are free. For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit Bonnie Frankel, Barbara Broadhurst, Connie Bukowick Carol Dicorpo, Kitty Moore, Patty Moore, Connie Bukowick Kevin And Deidre Odonnell, Ann Heyman, Sally Duffy, Barb Eisenberg Deb Staley, Alan Smith, Annette Cantalupo, Judy Yenkole, Helane Smith Helane Smith, Carol Kaplan, Nancy Siegel Bill Bachman as Frank Bailey Gail Migliorini, Ellen ONeill Nanette Laurion As Miss Carlotta, Ellen Oneill Annette Cantalupo, Paula Newton, Lois Codair Christel Heidecker, Gail Weiss5 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 20146 Sanibel Documentary Premieres April 10The complete cast has been announced for the documentary, Growing Up on Sanibel, which premieres on April 10 at 7 p.m. at BIG ARTS. The film has been nearly a year in production and features how Sanibel has affected four generations of island kids. The documentary is sponsored by Eric Pfeifer, broker of Pfeifer Realty Group. The cast includes (in order of appearance): Michael Damico moved to Sanibel from Rochester, New York, when he was three. He is now a senior at Fort Myers High School and is on the varsity baseball team. Megan and Maya Brown, Sanibel natives who are age nine and 12, are featured in a segment called Why we love Sanibel. James Sprankle, who moved to Sanibel when he was nine, is now in his late 20s and living in Washington, DC. He looks back on how Sanibel helped form his adult interests. Sanibels Youth Soccer program is one of four Sanibel Influences that are featured in the film. Craig Holston narrates this segment. Deb Gleason moved to Sanibel as a second grader and attended the oneroom Sanibel School. She remembers the Sanibel days before the causeway. Gleasons sons, Nick and Greg, who also grew up on Sanibel, compare their mothers school experience here with theirs. Eden Roshberg is a 10-year old student pilot who already has more than 20 hours flying time. The documentary follows him on two of his flying lessons. Rinn Newmeyer, who moved to Sanibel at age 11 from Puerto Rico, went on to become a world-class windsurfer and a coach for the team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Sanibel Flag Football, another Sanibel Influence, is highlighted. John Lemmon is featured in this segment. Kip Buntrock, who moved here from Milwaukee in 1972 when he was 10, looks back on his Sanibel experience, and how the environment here made him into a lifetime Sanibel resident with no desire to live anywhere else. Jocelyn Harder, a true Sanibel native, is now 20 years old and going to college in New England. One of her memories is when she and her friends buried a time capsule on the beach. Debbie Sickels first began coming to Sanibel in 6th grade, when her grandparents moved here. Her parents saw the opportunities that the island offered, and they soon built a home here. She remembers moving into their new house right after the causeway was built. Carson Towle is a middle school student at The Sanibel School, and is featured in another Sanibel Influences segment community service. Carson is a volunteer at FISH and he talks about his work there. Alexandria Cloutier, a sophomore at Fort Myers High School, volunteered at CROW every day this past summer, and the experience made her decide to become a veterinarian. Joe Angelo, music director at The Sanibel School, is featured in the final Sanibel Influences segment. He talks about the many students who take part in two musical productions each year. In addition, students talk about how being in those productions has affected their growth and self-confidence. Laney and Hannah Fay and Dara and Denna Craig are featured in this segment. Kenny DiBiase literally grew in up on Sanibels waterways. He is a high school senior and Eagle Scout whose service project clean water awareness has taken on a life well beyond Sanibel, and he has been recognized by Blair Wiggins, host of an outdoors TV show. Francis Bailey, who passed away last year at age 92, is shown in a 2008 interview talking about his growing-up years on the island. This never-before-seen interview is a great look at what it was like to grow up here in the early days of the 20th Century. Connie Davidson, who moved to Sanibel when she was 11, talks about her memories of singing the song Sanibel at continued on page 22 Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5Evenings & Sundays by appointment 579.0412 Naples & Fort Mye PROOF THAT SANIBELS TREASURESarent limited to shells...Visit our Island Boutique to see our Designer condo packages Unique accessories Distinctive home furnishings ALL ACCESSORIES THIS WEEK ONLY!OFF20% Distinctl


7 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) 239-472-8442Seasonal December 18 April 10 11am 4pm Closed Sundayalbertmeadowantiques@yahoo.comAlbert Meadow Antiques THE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEART Antique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECO E AR T a n Paintin g s N ZES O Last Day of Season April 10 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 Tanqueray Gin 1.75 ltr. Reg. $39.99 SALE $34.99 Johnnie Walker Red 1.75 ltr. Reg. $36.99 SALE $29.99Bacardi Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. $25.99Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. Reg. $25.99 SALE $22.99 Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 750 ml. $13.99Robert Mondavi Private Select Pinot Noir 70 ml. Reg. $11.99 SALE $9.99Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 750 ml. $15.99 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 750 ml. Reg. $26.99 SALE $22.99Clos du Bois Chardonnay 750 ml. $10.49 9 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 On e of t he B es t Check out our New Vaping Supplies. Starter kits and re lls. From page 1OctifestAll funds raised will benefit Sanibel Sea Schools scholarship fund, which ensures that no student will ever miss an opportunity to learn about the ocean due to financial circumstances. Octifest will take place Saturday, April 12 h at 6:30 p.m. in a big top tent on Causeway Island A. For additional event information, to become a sponsor, or to purchase tickets to Octifest, visit or call 427-8585. To learn more about Sanibel Sea School, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to a world in which all people value, understand, and care for the ocean, visit From page 1A Wedding In The HouseThe wedding guests are encouraged to dress from wedding formal to business casual. Those not appropriately dressed wont be denied entrance to the wedding, but will have to answer to the best man, Bubba. Come as bride, a groom, the minister, or a normal wedding guest. The will be a special prize for the best wedding party costume. This all-inclusive evening of entertainment will be something you and your friends will be talking about for many years to come. The Rev. John Danner is the groom, Dan Schuyler is the bride, Fred Nordstrum will be interrupting the wedding and Bob Berendt is part of the wedding party. The series sponsors are Marge and Joe Meek and Mike Kelly. Appetizers will be provided by Matzaluna and Timbers, the wedding cupcakes by Jerrys. To make advance reservations call 472-2155. Tickets are $30 per person for members and $35 for non-members. The ticket price includes the show, dancing and appetizers. Alcoholic beverages are available by donation. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or Looking Back: Snyder School For Boys The Captiva Island Historical Society, which has opened its new History Gallery, is focused on presenting the history of Captiva with a series of photos. The History Gallery is accessed through the Captiva Memorial Library on Chapin Lane in Captiva. This weeks image is Snyder School for Boys on Captiva circa 1914. photo archives of the Captiva Island Historical Society To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 20148 Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591"Let us Pamper You!"LINDA MARISA JEANNE JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE( b btnf) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am D ail y at 10a m e craft y m Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Quilting Notions Beads Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Shell Crafts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! New Sign For Strauss TheaterIts been a big year for Herb Strauss Theater, including producing of one of the biggest casts (Into the Woods) ever to tread the boards of the only professional theater on Sanibel and Captiva. A part of the BIG ARTS family of cultural, entertainment and educational venues since 2010, Herb Strauss Theater was honored with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony by the SanibelCaptiva Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 26 to celebrate the new sign at 2200 Periwinkle Way. Guests were invited to mix and mingle in the Presidents Patio, the landscaped garden area alongside the theater. The intimate reception space was an ideal venue for members of BIG ARTS board of directors and the chamber of commerce to listen to the cast of Romance/ Romance perform several songs from the current musical production while having champagne and wine provided by the show sponsor, Congress Jewelers, and hot appetizers provided by Starfish Grille. Another part of the new marketing initiatives launched during the 2013-14 season, the partnership with Starfish Grille marked the first time a restaurant hosted all the opening night pre-performance receptions. Starfish Grille also offers a complimentary dessert at the restaurant for those who present a Herb Strauss Theater ticket envelope from any performance of the 2013-2014 season. The new sign is a bold symbol of the rebranding the Herb Strauss Theater, featuring colorful and professionally designed elements that will be changed for each production. A new theater logo was unveiled at the beginning of the season and was prominently displayed at the top of the sign. Along with bolder billing for the show titles and run dates, the new sign also features artwork for the current and upcoming shows as well as the opportunity to feature logos for individual and season sponsors. The opportunity to promote the sponsors of Herb Strauss Theater along the heavily trafficked Periwinkle Way is an opportunity for businesses to increase their brand awareness while supporting the arts. The theater wraps up performances of Romance/Romance on April 5 and then the madcap musical comedy, The Big Bang, opens on April 11 and runs through May 3 to close out the season. Tickets for Romance/Romance or The Big Bang are $42 for adults and $5 for students with valid student ID as well as for children 17 and under. Groups of 10 or more may also be eligible for additional discounts. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 395-0900 or the theater box office,) 472-6862 and at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. From left, Robin Cook of The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, Don Rice, BIG ARTS board president, Chris Heidrick, Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce chair, Lee Ellen Harder, BIG ARTS executive director, and Steve Greenstein, The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, cut the ribbon in front of the new Herb Strauss Theater sign


9 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 OWN A PIECE OF ISLAND HISTORYHistorical Map of Captiva & Sanibel IslandsHand drawn and illustrated signed and numbered 300 Limited Edition giclee prints of Captiva & Sanibel Islands commissioned by The Captiva Island Historical Society. Artist Chris Robitailles old world style makes these maps a unique art collectible. $350.00 unframed w/ Certificate of Authenticity $650.00 framed w/ Certificate of AuthenticityQuestions or Inquiries call: CIHS 230-472-2323 or email: mail@ Maps on display at Sanibel Art & Frame, 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel and can be purchased there Framed or Unframed. Custom Framing is also available at Sanibel Art & Frame.The Captiva Island Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Captiva History Gallery Open to VisitorsThe Captiva Island Historical Society has opened its new Captiva History Gallery. Open during Captiva Memorial Library hours, the new exhibit room illustrates Captivas unique, diverse history. It is located in the Captiva Community Center on Chapin Lane in Captiva and can be accessed through the Captiva Memorial Library. Its other neighbors include Chapel-By-The-Sea, and the Captiva Cemetery. They cleverly conceived and created History Gallery takes on the wooden look of the interior of the old mailboat, Santiva, which serviced the islands prior to the construction of the Sanibel Causeway in 1963. The boat windows feature interpretive panels and touch screen access to historic photos sure to pique ones historical interest. In addition visitors will enjoy looking out through the windows of the boat to the views that passengers saw as they cruised between Fort Myers and the islands. The room also has a launchpad area where visitors can learn more about other historic sites and museums in the area such as Useppa Museum, Boca Grande, Randall Research Center at Pineland, and the Sanibel Historical Looking Back: Snyder School For Boys The Captiva Island Historical Society, which has opened its new History Gallery, is focused on presenting the history of Captiva with a series of photos. The History Gallery is accessed through the Captiva Memorial Library on Chapin Lane in Captiva. This weeks image is Snyder School for Boys on Captiva circa 1914. photo archives of the Captiva Island Historical Society The Captiva Island Historical SocietyCaptiva Memories: Artists & Authors Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 7:30 PMCaptiva Community Center 11550 Chapin Lane, CaptivaA premier screening of a new film by filmmaker Rusty Farst. Commissioned by The Captiva Island Historical Society capturing oral histories about significant artists and writers who found inspiration and solitude on Captiva. Powerful and moving interviews about Robert Rauschenberg, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, J.N. Ding Darling and Maybelle Stamper. Not to be missed!This CIHS event is free and open to the public.Coffee and Dessert Reception following the program, Sponsored by the Sanibel Captiva Trust CompanyReservations required call: 239-472-2323 or email:


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201410 From page 1Civic Core Master PlanIsland Farmers Market, as well as other special events, would be held, City Manager Judie Zimomra explained that the Famers Market would continue being held on the grounds adjacent to City Hall. Special events would have the option of being located at the Community Green or the BIG ARTS/Center 4 Life Plaza, to be determined by any hard-surface requirements of participating exhibitors or vendors. Councilman Mick Denham asked whether the access road coming off of Pine Ridge Road would be shifted or altered, to which Woodroffe replied it would be moved very slightly. Denham suggested that since citizens have previously expressed their fondness of the aesthetic qualities and natural features of the roadway, any alterations should be approached very cautiously. Denham also said that he was a little bit concerned about the cluster of buildings proposed for the BIG ARTS/ Center 4 Life Plaza area, adding that the conceptual plan did not appear to be as attractive as it was in previous renderings. Im very nervous about that, he told Woodroffe. This is a conceptual plan, and I hope that everybody in the room realizes this, said Vice Mayor Doug Congress, who made a motion to approve the plan, which was seconded by Marty Harrity. Ruane, who told the audience that the civic core plan has gone through 33 versions, hoped that consolidating the islands most popular destinations might alleviate some traffic off of Periwinkle. He added, Without a conceptual plan, you cant have a budget. In addition to working on developing a budget for the project, which may include applying for grants, future work on the plan will continue a village approach, relying upon stakeholder and public input. Paul Roth, representing the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, questioned how a proposed access road on the eastern portion of the conceptual plan would impact church property, and added, I applaud you for the work on this project so far. Resident Karen Storjohann asked about the location of the shared use path in front of the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, and noted that the conceptual plan did not include all of the museums buildings. She also questioned the distance of handicapped parking adjacent to the Center 4 Life, wondering whether those spaces could be relocated closer to the building. Following some additional discussions on the matter, the motion to move the master plan forward was unanimously approved, 5 to 0. 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Proposed tour stops include the Sanibel Lighthouse, Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The city is currently considering an ordinance that would prohibit the parking, stopping or standing of a bus, van or other motor vehicles for passenger embarking or disembarking. The ordinance does not pertain to school buses. Last month, council authorized Public Works Department staff to gather data related to the bus parking ordinance a proposed document which the city began to develop in January and to look at their economic as well as infrastructure impacts. On March 4, Public Works Department Director Keith Williams told the council that his staff investigated whether bus parking could be made available at parking lots for Lighthouse Beach, Bowmans Beach and Tarpon Bay Beach. Given the size of the vehicles and their clearance requirements in order to maneuver through the lots, staff determined that none of them were suitable for buses to use. David Marshall, the bus owner who represents Legacy Tours, was asked by Mick Denham if the buses would allow passengers to disembark at Lighthouse continued on page 40


11 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Council Considers Delay For Dark Skies Ordinanceby Jeff LysiakWith less than a year until compliance is required for all nonbeachfront properties, members of the city council are considering delaying the deadline for Sanibels Dark Skies Ordinance in order to modify the existing document as well as develop a comprehensive community education and outreach plan. Since the last council meeting held in March, Vice Mayor Doug Congress was given the task of investigating a few concerns raised by citizens regarding the Dark Skies Ordinance, originally created in 2000 and adopted on June 6, 2006. The purpose of the ordinance is to protect the natural beauty of Sanibels night skies as well as the habitat for our nocturnal and crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) species, particularly our sea turtles during nesting season, an informational brochure states. While all beachfront properties were required to become compliant within 60 days following adoption of the law, and all new construction is required to be built in compliance, non-beachfront properties are currently scheduled to become fully compliant by January 1, 2015. According to Congress, a number of issues brought before the council by residents including safety issues, availability of compliant fixtures, affordability and a misunderstanding and confusion regarding compliance led to his investigation. Recently, city staff conducted a survey of two neighborhoods after dark to determine how many properties were in compliance of the ordinance. Congress explained during his PowerPoint presentation that in Sample A of single-family homes, 67 percent were dark (lights not turned on) and 33 percent were illuminated. Of those illuminated properties, 83 percent were determined to be noncompliant. In Sample B of single-family homes, 64 percent were dark and 36 percent were illuminated. Of those illuminated properties, 91 percent were determined to be non-compliant. In addition, surveys were conducted at commercial and industrial buildings as well as at resorts on the island. While all properties were found illuminated, 68 percent of the commercial/industrial buildings were found to be non-compliant while 89 percent of the resort properties were found to be non-compliant. Congress told the council that the city is facing a very large non-compliance issue, and recommended making modifications to the Dark Skies Ordinance in three phases: Phase 1 Extend deadline to comply Phase 2 Liaison and staff research and recommend specific ordinance modifications Phase 3 Develop a comprehensive community education and outreach plan to ensure compliance Regarding the final phase, Congress added, Thats where the work really begins. The Vice Mayor also suggested a five-year schedule to complete all of the proposed phases before implementation. During public comment on the matter, Barbara Cooley balked at extending the compliance deadline that long. Certainly, two years would be generous enough, she added. Fellow resident Karen Storjohann agreed, and noted, I dont think we have a compelling reason to put this off. Another citizen, Wayne Ponader, said, Theres no question that in most peoples minds, this ordinance needs to be tweaked. He suggested a two-year maximum for compliance. Congress, who offered that there is not a dire urgency to come into compliance, said that five-years would allow the council to make it right and move on. Theres no sense in making an ordinance that you cant enforce, said Marty Harrity, who called the current document a bad piece of legislation. He suggested that the council go back to the drawing board. If we dont do a good job with education, compliance is going to be a real challenge, added Mayor Kevin Ruane. After some additional discussion, the council agreed to bring back a timeline for compliance and a preliminary community education plan, which the public will be permitted to provide input. The issue will be addressed during the next council meeting on May 6. Congressional Candidate Dreikorn To Speak At Republican MeetingDr. Michael J. Dreikorn, running for Congressional candidate in Floridas 19th district, which includes Sanibel and Captiva, will speak to the Sanibel/Captiva Republican Caucus on Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Sanibel Public Library, Room #4 located at 770 Dunlop Road. The meeting is open to the public. Dr. Dreikorn has a diverse background, having served in the U.S. Army, working his way from the shop floor to the boardroom. He was a manager in a federal safety agency Washington, DC, ran a small business in Lee County and is engaged in local civic activities. Dr. Dreikorn has a BS in professional aeronautics, an MS in management and EdD in human resourses and organizational development from George Washington University. If you have any questions or are interested in more information on the Sanibel/ Captiva Republican Caucus, call Robb Moran at 472-9035. Come explore our natural world SCCFSanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationSanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center, Trails and Exhibits: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. (239) 472-2329 Turtle Tracks April 10Several hundred sea turtle nests are laid on Sanibel and Captiva every summer. Sanibel had one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country. Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m. $5 adults. Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise April 13Explore the Caloosahatchees historic oxbows on a cruise departing from the Franklin Lock. Sunday, Apr. 13 at 1 p.m. Reserve by April 11, 472-2329. $40. EXPLORE OUR NATURE CENTER, TRAILS AND OBSERVATION TOWERGuided Trail Walks Tuesday Friday at 11 a.m. Guided walk through Sanibels interior ridges and swales, along the Sanibel River, at the Nature Center. Last walk of the season April 11. Butterfly House Self-guided tour. $1 donation Nature Center live turtles, snakes, touch tank, videos, 4 miles of walking trails with an observation tower. $5 adults Coyote and Bear Tales April 9Coyotes and a Florida black bear (since relocated) were recently documented on the island for the first time. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species. Wednesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. $5 adults. Snowy Plovers April 8Have you ever wondered about the staked nests on the beach or the families of birds with tiny chicks running around? Join us to learn more about the Snowy Plover and the ongoing SCCF research and conservation efforts on Sanibel and around Florida. Tuesday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. $5 adults. Beer in the Bushes Saturday, April 26Presented by Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Beer in the Bushes is a Craft Beer Tasting featuring live music by the Rev. Peytons Big Damn Band and craft brews courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Company. Saturday, April 26 from 6 to 9ish at the Nature Center. E arly Bird before April 5 $40; Regular Price $50; Day of $60. (online reservations preferred) or call 472-2329.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 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. Rabbi Myra Soifer. For information call 239-395-2544. CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 10, 2013 thru April 27, 2014 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. NEW SANIBEL CHURCH, SBC Join us for worship Sunday mornings in the Sandpiper Room of The Sundial Beach Resort Hotel. 9 a.m. Bible Fellowship and 10 a.m. Worship. For information call 239671-5502. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes; 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir. Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel Serivce, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Service, with Sunday School and Nursery Care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Holy Days call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector Saturday Eucharist 5 p.m. Sunday Eucharist 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m. 1st Wednesday of the month 6 p.m. service followed by Potluck Supper. For more information call: 472-2173 or UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email 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 OBITUARY WILLIAM MERCER ALLEN IIWilliam was born November 15, 1915 in Glendale, Ohio, son of Rhoda vanNes Allen and Stanley Woodruff Allen. The chimes at Christ Church Glendale were first rung to announce his birth. Graduated from Kenyon College. Founder and President of The Allen Company in Blanchester, Ohio. Served on the board of Bethesda Hospital and on the Glendale Council and was warden of Christ Church Glendale and president of the Glendale Lyceum. Served in the U.S. Army Air Corp and ferried planes both to England and to the Pacific during WWII. It was during this time that he met and married Adaline Heiskell in Memphis, Tennessee. They had been married for 65 years when she died in 2009. After the war, they made their home in Glendale. They retired to Sanibel, Florida in 1976 but kept the home in Glendale and resided there during the summer months. They were members of Beachview Golf Club on Sanibel and supporters of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. William and Adaline had four daughters: Adaline Shinkle, Rhoda Brooks, Ruth Darlington and Margaret Cartwright Allen; and 7 grandchildren: John Rodgers Brooks, Evelyn Allen Brooks, Whitney Shinkle, Brian Shinkle, William Budde, Alan Thompsen Budde, and Frederick Budde.


13 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Featuring Original Paintings by David Ruhe630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Hours : Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 239-395-1350 BONNY CARR BRADLEYBonny Carr Bradley passed away on Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at home on Sanibel Island. Bonny was born September 28, 1957 in Bloomington, Illinois to Jack C. Carr and Alberta J. Miller Carr. She graduated from Normal Community High School in 1975. She attended Illinois State University for two-and-a halfyears. Bonny took many trips with her family while growing up. She first visited Sanibel in 1960 when she was three years old. In 1978, she moved to Sanibel her favorite spot in the world. Bonny started her own landscape and design business, Bonnys Blooming Gardens. She met and fell in love with Marvin Rookie Bradley who also ran his own business, Rookies Lawncare. Bonny and Rookie were married on December 30, 2000 on Sanibel. They merged their business efforts as well. Together, they did their part to keep Sanibel beautiful by designing, planting, and maintaining gorgeous properties all over Sanibel. When they got done with a property, it looked like it belonged on homes of the stars. Bonny loved animals, nature, her job, her home island of Sanibel and her husband. Bonny is survived by her husband, Marvin Rookie Bradley. On her side, she is survived by a sister, Karen Carr (Ron) Wiggins; two nephews, Jake and Nate Wiggins; three aunts, two uncles and numerous cousins. On Rookies side, Bonny is survived by Rookies six children: Chad, Michael, Marnekia, April, Marvin, Jr. and Marvell; Rookies sisters: Iona (Prince) Anderson, Alma Armstrong, Alvera (Mike) Curry, Muriel Rogers, Sadie B. Jones and Shirley Bradley; Rookies brothers: William (Jane Ann) Carter, Benjamin Rogers, Moses Bradley, Albert Bradley, Herbert Bradley, Bennie (Barbara) Sloan; and Calvin Burney. Bonnys parents and Rookies parents, Mary Lee Rogers and Arvell Bradley, preceded her in death. Bonny wished to be cremated and have her ashes spread at sea with the dolphins. There will be a memorial service in her honor on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. Memorials may be made to 21st Century Care A Foundation for Cancer Assistance by logging on to Condolences may be left at OBITUARY Send your editorial copy


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201414 The Island Book Nook is closingIt is with a sad and heavy heart that I announce the Book Nook will be closing. Our sales have declined and it is becoming increasingly more dif cult to make ends meet. We will sell as much inventory as possible and then close the store by the end of April. We have great riches in the people weve met. You, our customers from world-wide, have come to mean a great deal to us. We nd it impossible to express our appreciation for the warm welcome you gave us 5 1/2 years ago. You remained loyal over the years, gave us the gift of friendships, and made this one of the grandest adventures anyone could experience. We wish all of you good health, happiness, and safe travels. And who knows, maybe someday we will see you again. Thank you for everything. We will miss you dearly, Jan, Melanie, and ShilohWe will no longer take trade-ins. We must deplete our inventory. Sales will begin at 50% off all used paperbacks and 25% all new items. Community Church Prayer ConcertAward-winning speaker, author, songwriter, and five-time Top 40 Billboard artist Jennifer Shaw will lead a Concert of Prayer at Sanibel Community Church on Sunday, April 6, at 6 p.m. Using her unique story, Shaw shares what she calls Gods amazing faithfulness with audiences around the world. She will lead an evening of worship, powerful musical presentation and prayer. All are welcome. Shaws ministry extends to children in third world countries, providing hope and help to those in greatest need. A love offering will be received in support of her ministry. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, next to Jerrys Market. For more information visit www. or call 472-2684. Missions Sunday At Church April 6On Sunday, April 6, Brad Livermon, missions pastor at Sanibel Community Church, will be speaking during all three services, highlighting the churchs involvement in the mission field, and explaining how it has developed over the years. This year is the churchs centennial year. As part of the celebration, each of the pastoral staff members will speak regarding the specific areas of ministry he/she oversees. There are over 15 mission organizations in which the church is in partnership through regular participation and funding. Last year the church sent more than 30 people on short-term mission trips and gave over $315,000 to help support the missions and missionaries. The April 6 the missions-focused message will be at 8 a.m. 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Parishioners can meet mission partners in the Fellowship Hall from 10 to 11 a.m. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys market). For more information, call the church office at 472-2684, or visit www. Theological StudiesOn Wednesdays, April 9, 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 2050 Periwinkle Way, will host the Theological Studies Series. The last Theological Studies class of the 2013-14 season will feature an exploration of Bill OReilly and Martin Dugards s best-selling book on the crucifixion of Jesus and other presentations of the passion story. Classes will explore the different theological understandings of the significance of the crucifixion, and various theories about the resurrection. Following the style found in their successful books on the assisinations of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, OReilly and Dugards popularized approach to the crucifixion of Jesus has its stengths and its weaknesses. Others have written similar historical overviews, including New Testament shcolars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan. The course will explore some of the siimilariteris and variations in their approaches to this important topic. Additionally, the course will explore the meaning and significance of the resurrection in Christian history and theology. The course will be offered Wednesdays, April 9, 23 and 30 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (identical sessions). There will be no class on April 16 due to Holy Week observances. The course will be held at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, and will be taught by the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner. The course is open to the public free of charge. For further information, visit www. or call 472-0497. Jennifer Shaw Monday, April 79a.m. to 5p.mJoin us for an Easter Bonnet Contest! There will be prizes awarded for the following categories: Best Tea Party, Most Outrageous, and Pure 5th Avenue. Plus, guests will receive special discounts off already wellpriced items. You won't want to miss this fun and crafty event! Next to Planet Fitness in Miners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. and GladiolusCommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e 225-652915501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908Now Open Monday Saturday from 9amto4pm Brad Livermon, missions pastor Robert and Robby Barnier of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, found a lightning whelk and a queen helmet at Blind Pass and on the beach near Nerita Street. They were staying at Periwinkle Park. They said We never found a shell like this before. Shells Found Robert and Robby Barnier Read us online at


DINERS DELIGHT 2014COUPON BOOKSON SALE NOWThank you and please support these restaurants that support the island so generously, they contribute greatly to the quality of life on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. BLUE GIRAFFE 2275 Periwinkle Way, Unit 14-15, Sanibel CHIPS SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE 1473 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel DOC FORDS (2 locations)975 Rabbit Road, Sanibel 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers BeachDUNES 949 Sand Castle Road IL CIELO 1244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel IL TESORO 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel ISLAND COW 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel ISLAND PIZZA COMPANY 1619 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel JACARANDA 1223 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel JERRYS CAFE 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel LAZY FLAMINGO (2 locations) 6520 C Pine Avenue, Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel THE SANDBAR 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel SANIBEL CAFE 2007 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel SANIBEL FISH HOUSE 1523 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel STARFISH GRILLE 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPA SEABREEZE CAFE AT SUNDIAL 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel THISTLE LODGE 2255 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel TIMBERS 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel TRADERS 1551 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel TWEEN WATERS CROWS NEST 15951 Captiva Drive, CaptivaFrom these proceeds, and proceeds from our other fund raising projects, the Foundation annually provides $100,000 in grants to various community organizations and schools, including $50,000 in scholarships. In addition to island youth sports teams, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis supports the following causes and organizations, among others:College Scholarships for Island Youth Sanibel Recreation Center Scholarships Childrens Education Center of the Islands Scholarships F.I.S.H. of Sanibel, Inc. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Community Housing & Resources Inc. Below Market Rate Housing BIG ARTS & Herb Strauss Theatre Summer Childrens Program Scholarhips The Sanibel School The Sanibel School PTA Seahorse Festival Kiwanis Science Fair (Fort Myers) Friends Who Care, Inc. Ding Darling DaysDiners Delight Available at:Periwinkle Park Office Big Red Q Sanibel Captiva Community Bank 2475 Library Way 1037 Periwinkle Way Bank of the Islands (Edison National Bank) Any Kiwanian 415 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201416 TV Fishing Celeb Miller To Fish At Ding TourneyHost of the popular Bass2Billfish TV fishing program, Peter Miller has signed up for the 3rd annual Ding Darling and Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament, which takes place on Saturday, May 3 from Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach. Florida-based Miller will be fishing with the team of longtime Sanibel fishing guide Ozzie Fischer. The former Team Yamaha will now be Team Bass2Billfish, named for the show that airs on NBC Sports Outdoors and the World Fishing Network weekly. Consistently rated the top fishing/travel reality show in the nation, Bass2Billfish reaches more than eight million viewers. Peter and I fished together last summer for a show he did in Pine Island Sound, said Fischer, who was instrumental in setting up the Ding Darling tarpon tournament format three years ago. He has a love for fishing like I do, and I thought it would be good publicity to promote the tournament and show him how good fishing is here. Fishers family began chartering local waters in the early 1970s. Id go with my dad out of South Seas, he remembers. I got my own boat at age 12 and started chartering at age 24. My 17-yearold son, Christian Fischer, will be joining Team Bass2Billfish for the tournament. The tourneys catch-and-release format that Fisher helped design is similar to sailfish tournament formats, added Fisher, 42. Miller is known for his competitive sailfishing, so I thought it would be a good fit. The entry fee into the catch-releasecare tournament is $500 per boat; only 20 slots remain in a field of 50 boats. One hundred percent of the entry fees is awarded in prize monies to the teams that catch the most tarpon, with event sponsorships and silent auction donations going to support the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Last year, the tournament contributed $40,000 to the aid of wildlife at the refuge. For tournament registration, visit or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566 or Tournament sponsors include Title Sponsor: Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; Presenting Sponsor: Diversified Yacht Services of Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Bean; Platinum Sponsor: Florida Weekly, Lamar Advertising, Suncoast Beverage; Gold Sponsors: Anisa Jewelry, Bella Signs & Designs, Fort Myers Marine, Happy Foods of SWFL, Island Sun/River Weekly; Dave Raisbeck; Sanibel Captiva Community Bank; Silver Sponsors: Dan Hahn Custom Builders; Janet Strickland Law Office; John Grey Painting; Must Do Visitor Guides; Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA; Sanibel Island Fishing Club; Semmer Electric/ Bonita Bills; The Shutter Guy; and Vasanta Senerat, CPA, P.A. Peter Miller, left, in action 4/11/14 This snook was caught near Beach Access 3 on Tuesday, March 25 by Ian Carter of Ottawa, Canada. It was caught using ladyfish as cut bait. Carter also caught a shark a few days earlier using same bait. Fish Caught Ian Carter, from Ottawa, Canada, holds up the snook he recently caught Read us online at


17 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 AUT AU AUTHOR AUTHOR AUTHOR THOR AUTHO UTHO OR A AUT R IZED G IZED G IZED G IZED G ED D G ED D G OLDST OLD ST OLD ST OLD ST LD OLD ST OLD S D ORE RE ORE RE ORE RE ORE RE E RE ORE ORE E T T T T T T AILER AILER AILER AILER R AILER AILER THE WORLDS MOST EXQUISITE DIAMONDThe Sanibel Diamond StoreMon-Fri 10am-5pm 1-800-850-6605 (239) 472-1454 Palm Ridge Place (across from CVS) SANIBEL DIAMOND IS FEDERALLY REGISTERED WITH THE U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATION SALE UP TO60%OFF Flying The Friendly Skies Of SanibelLOGOS kids at Sanibel Community Church participated in the annual Flight Night on March 26. The group was greeted by Linda Yoder, a real flight attendant, and had an in-flight meal. Later, everyone got serious about making the best paper airplane. Janet McBee helped the children construct the perfect airplane. Several planes placed close on the touch down, but Jessica ChavezSantana had the best flight of the night, and was congratulated by the co-pilot, Cindy Sitton. All the kids are looking forward to the annual Easter egg hunt, to be held on Saturday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event includes games, lunch for the family, the story of the Sand Dollar and thousands of eggs and prizes. All children ages three years through fifth grade are welcome to attend. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For further information about the LOGOS program, call Kathy at 4722684 or visit Linda Yoder, the flight attendant Jessica Chavez-Santana and Cindy Sitton Vicki Ashton serves dinner Janet McBee helps construct the perfect paper airplane


Hello Shoppers of Sanibel, When you shop Jerrys of Sanibel youll experience much more than just quality grocery shopping. From H20 Outfitters to Sanibel Surf Shops flagship store to Sanybels Finest and more, there are just enough shops at Jerrys to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day. Before shopping at Jerrys Foods, you can enjoy PocoLocos exclusive ice cream selection from local favorite, Love Boat Ice Cream, or you can get pampered at Sanibels only organic spa and salon Spatini Teabar. And our courtyard is a wonderful spot to relax with family and friends; its a little piece of paradise teeming with colorful exotic birds! Stop by and say hello! Regards, Jerrys of Sanibel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Welcome to Welcome to Jerrys Jerrys of of Sanibel Sanibel Fax 239.472-1658Toll Free 866.746.6574 239.472-6776 ARTS & CRAFTSHours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days F2394721658 To To A R AR 239-472-TINI (8464) www.spatiniteabar.comMassage Salon Services Facials Tanning Tea & Retail Bridal Services Tea barSpatini Organic Spa & Hair Lounge NANNYS NANNYS CHILDRENS SHOPPE CHILDRENS SHOPPE Childrens Childrens Fashion Fashion Featuring: JoJo Maman, Florence Eiseman, Featuring: JoJo Maman, Florence Eiseman, Le Top, Anita G & many other ne brands Le Top, Anita G & many other ne brands ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201418


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ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201420 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane D S C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Anglers Welcome More Predictable April Weatherby Capt. Matt MitchellOne last cold front with more wind and rain finally finished out the last week of what was a tougher than usual March. Its good to be finally through a month of frequently changing angling conditions including more rain than we usually see all winter long. April marks the kick-off to spring and should bring us much more predictable fishing and weather conditions. Despite the constantly changing conditions and far-from-perfect weather, fishing was better this week than it has been. Good spring tide patterns and more bait showing up in the sound were the main factors in this. The average size of our sea trout just keeps getting better. This week my clients caught lots of trout over the 20-inch mark. I have made the switch from live shrimp fishing to live pinfish and shiners. This really upped the average size of trout caught. April and May always produce some of the largest trout of the year. Most of these bigger trout are out in the open water flats in twoto four-foot depths. Look for flats with clean water, small sand holes. mixed bottom and well defined drop-offs A popping cork rig with a small to medium live pinfish caught trout to 25 inches. Afternoon high tides finally gave anglers a chance to get out and mangrove fish for redfish this week. Working wind-blown mangrove shorelines during the last few hours of the incoming tide resulted in some of the best big redfish action I have been on since the fall. These fish took some effort to locate but once you found them the bite could be on fire. The type of bait used to target these redfish did not really seem to matter as we doubled up on quality fish up to 31 inches on chunk bait, pinfish and shiners. With late afternoon high tides all week the good redfish action should continue. Snook fishing for me this week was not quite as good as the trout and redfish action. We did catch lots of smaller snook when I had live shiners to use for bait, although most of our chances on bigger snook came while fishing with live pinfish. One memorable snook this week was caught by Ed Chutney of St. James City. He had friends in town from Virginia and wanted to introduce them to our fishing. After some non-stop trout action when everyone caught lots of fish, we moved on to mangrove fishing, looking for a big fish to finish the afternoon charter. Chutney hooked into a really good snook. After a few strong runs, the snook made it into the mangroves and got caught up on a dead tree limb. As most snook anglers know, 99 percent of the time when this happens, the fish will break the line and get away. I had Ed open the bail of the reel and go slack on the snook in one last-ditch effort to untangle the fish, hoping it would come loose. The snook was exhausted from the battle and just laid there on the surface. Moving the boat in close to the mangroves I decided to climb out into the water with the landing net in my hand. I feared once I got close the fish would spook and snap the line. Slowly I waded up to the fish and untangled the line from the tree, sliding the snook into the landing net. It turned out to be a perfect slot sized snook measuring in at 32 inches and a making for memorable finish to a charter. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email Ed Chutney from St. James City with his 32-inch snook caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Untangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Read us online at


21 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Tarpon Tourney Aims To Educate And ConserveThe Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) and Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille have teamed up for a third year to host a tarpon competition termed a catch, release and care tournament on May 3. Saltwater fishing has a nearly $5.5 billion economic impact in the state of Florida, according to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, said DDWS President John McCabe. Thats huge, and we feel it is part of our mission to step up to educate the fishing population about responsible sportsmanship. We are working together with Doc Fords and other partners to promote the sport of tarpon fishing in Southwest Florida and the importance of understanding and appreciating the amazing tarpon, so that future generations will have the opportunity to bow to the silver king decades from now. Again this year, New York Times bestselling Doc Ford murder-mystery series novelist Randy Wayne White will be participating in the tournament. The tournament brings a day of great action and getting together with a lot of local fishermen I havent seen in a while, said White, a former area fishing guide. I admire the way the tournament is run for the benefit of the species. The tournament demonstrates mindful fishing in many ways. First of all, it forgoes harmful weigh-in practices that require bringing the fish back to the starting point. It works within an honor system by declaring winners from photos taken onboard. Furthermore, the rules do not allow a controversial fishing practice called jig fishing, and the tournament committee assigns extra points for anglers who perform a DNA scrub on their catches. As part of the Florida Wildlife Commissions Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, the scrub sampling helps scientists track tarpon and educate the public. Professional, field-based data collection is costly, making it difficult to obtain the large number of DNA scrubs needed to study tarpon effectively. Anglers in this tournament are encouraged to become citizen scientists and obtain scrubs, which are key to getting the number of samples needed to better understand tarpon and learn how to protect them. The final component in the catch is release and care. Proceeds from the tournament directly benefit wildlife conservation efforts at Ding Darling Refuge, a 6,400-acre complex of protected wetland and marine habitat on Sanibel Island. Last year the tournament contributed $40,000 to the aid of wildlife. Sport fishing is here to stay, and its important that anglers are educated to be better stewards of our waters and its marine life, said DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch. Responsible, sustainable fishing has always been a part of the National Wildlife Refuge Systems mission, and we continue that tradition with this conservation-minded tournament. Tournament entry fee is $500 per boat; only 25 slots remain in a field of 50 boats. One hundred percent of the entry fees is awarded in prize monies to the teams that catch the most tarpon, with event sponsorships and donations going to support the refuge. Doc Fords has locations on Sanibel, continued on page 22 Tarpon tournament participants must take utmost care to preserve and further the understanding of the species 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 APRIL 4, 201422 San-Cap Sail & Power Squadron On The WaterOn February 26, 42 members of the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron participated in a cruise and rendezvous to the Florida Repertory Theater in downtown Fort Myers. Captains Cullen, Lavelle, Filkin and Eisvold headed up the Caloosahatchee with blue skies and calm winds prevailing. After docking at the City Pier, the group proceeded on foot to the Twisted Vine bistro, where they enjoyed a delightful luncheon and wonderful service in a courtyard setting. After some brief shopping at the downtown boutiques, everyone headed to the theater for the matinee performance of A Grand Night for Singing, featuring the memorable songs of Rogers and Hammerstein. This event was planned by members Sally Lund and Charlene Timothy. The Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron is an organization dedicated to promoting boating safety and education. Members are also provided with opportunities for boating-related social activities. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at The Community House. Membership information can be obtained by calling membership chairperson Judy Pryor at 395-0314. Power Squadron members, from left, Fran Kieling, Ed Bell, John Carney, Bob Eidsvold, Fay Carney and Jean Eidsvold docking at the City Pier in downtown Fort Myers New members Mika and Dave Filkins at the Florida Repertory TheaterFrom page 21Tarpon TourneyCaptiva and Fort Myers Beach. Anglers from all over the country participate in this tournament, which sells out every year, said co-owner Marty Harrity. Its a real testament to good, honest fishing with a twist of science and conservation. For tournament registration, visit or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or Presenting Sponsor is Diversified Yacht Services of Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Bean; Platinum Sponsor, Florida Weekly, Lamar Advertising, Suncoast Beverage; Gold Sponsors, Anisa Jewelry, Bella Signs & Designs, Happy Foods, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank; Silver Sponsors, Janet Strickland Law Office, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Sanibel Island Fishing Club, Semmer Electric. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 We have the BIG TEN Network HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers Four Great Locations! great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining From page 6Growing Up SanibelThe Community House in 1974, in an event that commemorated the founding of the City of Sanibel. She sings the song once again for the documentary. The documentary was produced by multiple Emmy winner David E. Carter, a Sanibel resident. Tickets are on sale at $5 each at BIG ARTS, Pfeifer Realty Group, Baileys, and Sanibel Art & Frame at 630 Tarpon Bay Road. Children and students are admitted free.


23 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 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 heritage 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) For Reservations: 239-472-5300 Plant SmartInch Out Turf Grassby Gerri ReavesIf youre ready to reduce the time, energy, and money you spend maintaining non-native turf grass, experiment with the island or border approach. Replacing even a small portion of your lawn with native and Florida-friendly plantings goes a long way to reduce water consumption and the application of herbicides and pesticides. Your yard will be healthier for wildlife, your family and our waterways. Start with one island or border with a curved shape for a natural look. Evaluate the growing conditions of the area light, moisture levels, and soil. Research your options by visiting a native plant nursery or the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN) office or website. Youll find information helpful in choosing a pleasing combination of textures, colors, and heights. A dry, sandy, well-drained, sunny spot, for example, might make a good succulent and cactus garden. Decide how high you want the mature plants to be and choose species accordingly. Remember the motto, right plant in the right place. To attract bees, butterflies, and birds, remember that youll need to avoid the use of harmful chemicals. Be sure to apply mulch to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Lee Countys FYN program can advise you on choosing an environmentally responsible mulch. If desired, you can gradually replace more non-native turf grass and eventually connect the mini-ecosystems. For a more formalized landscape, create paths or install stepping stones. Whether you replace only a small fraction of the total lawn area or most of it, youll spend less time listening to mowers, breathing gas fumes and applying chemicals. Youll probably see more birds and butterflies too. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Ornamental peanut (foreground) is a lowmaintenance ground cover with yellow flowers photos by Gerri Reaves Two alternatives to turf grass: ferns, ornamental grass, with pine-straw mulch, or wildflowers and saw palmetto To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213


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ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201426 Audubon Bunche Beach Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Saturday bird walk will be on April 5 at Bunche Beach. Participants should meet at the beach parking lot at 8 a.m. The new parking fee is $2 an hour, bills only. Waterproof shoes are a must because the group walks through tidal pools. These bird walks are open to public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for further details. Black skimmers at Bunche Beach photo by France Paulsen BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Learn More About The Corpssubmitted by Kate Gooderham, Executive Director, American Shore & Beach Preservation AssociationIf youre involved with anything federal along the coast, youre well acquainted with the corps the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. If theres a federal finger in a coastal navigation, flood damage reduction or flood control and coastal emergencies project which is the heading under which most federal coastal projects are filed, regardless of purpose that finger is probably attached to someone with the corps. With this big of a coastal role, it pays to know more about the corps: The corps totals some 36,500 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the worlds largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. With its broad scope and major projects both domestically and internationally, its also a pretty big target for criticism, scrutiny and, occasionally praise. The corps obviously is part of the Department of Defense as a branch of the U.S. Army but both civilians and enlisted personnel are involved. The top civilians from a coastal perspective are the Assistant Secretary of Civil Works (Jo Ellen Darcy) and the Director of Civil Works (Steve Stockton). The top military person is the Chief of Engineers (Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick), who reports to the Assistant Secretary and is approved by Congress. These folks and many more are located at corps headquarters in and around Washington, DC. The first Chief of Engineers was appointed in 1775, and the first corps was formed in 1779. But the agency we know today really dates from 1802, formed to found and operate the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Over time, more and more duties have been added to the Corps roster, first road and canals, then navigation and surveys, then construction and more. That roster now includes hydroelectric power (It owns/operates 24 percent of the U.S. hydropower capacity), dams (more than 600), harbors (more than 900), navigational channels (some 12,000 miles), and is the nations No. 1 federal provider of outdoor recreation. Then theres the military construction aspect which between 2006 and 2013 totaled approximately $44.6 billion, the largest construction effort since World War II. Financially, coastal efforts make up a small part of the total civil works budget, just $28 million in the $4.561 billion requested by the administration for FY 2015. In reality, the figure is much higher in any given year, but its still just a few buckets in the ocean that is the corps responsibility. The corps is organized geographically into eight permanent divisions and one provisional division to support overseas efforts. Within each division, there are several districts, which are defined by watersheds for civil works projects (which is where coastal projects are kept). The districts are where most local coastal entities interact with the corps for projects and permits, although some issues end up at the division headquarters and occasionally the headquarters in Washington, DC. Coastally, there are two other corps centers to be aware of: The Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), as the name says the R&D arm for both the corps and others; and the Institute for Water Resources, where planning and policies support is based. For ERDC, the coastal branch is its Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory in Vicksburg, Mississippi; find out more at http://chl. IWRs Virginia headquarters is the main coastal center; more at Another coastal resource to note is its National Planning Center of Expertise for Coastal Storm Damage Reduction, formed in 2003 and based out of the North Atlantic Division in New York. There, virtual teams consult on storm continued on page 40 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...


27 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite BQWIKPACK & SHIP Joe, Kristi, Gretchen and Anna Metzger, from Lindenhurst, Illinois found a junonia at 7:30 a.m. on March 27 at the edge of the water just north of Blind Pass on Captiva Island. The family was staying at South Seas Island Resort. Shell Found Kristi, Joe, Gretchen and Anna Metzger Sanibel Island native and marine biology major Ramsey Fisher caught a black tip shark in the deep waters off the west end of the island during spring break. The shark was released. Shark Caught Ramsey Fisher with his big catch


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201428 Shell Of The WeekTrapped Sunray Venus, Or A Meal Gone Wrong?by Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationThis ninearmed seastar (Luidia senegalensis) choked for life on the shell of a sunray venus (Macrocallista nimbosa.) Many species of seastars are known to feed on clams; the seastar distends the end of its gut to feed on the mollusk, and sometimes the shell gets stuck in the process. The seastar was able to continue living, growing around the shell. The seastar was found by museum friend Regina Salis of Rochester, New York, during the first week of March on Sanibel. This Week at the Museum Another installment of A Night at The Museum with Dr. Jos H. Leal is planned for Wednesday, April 16. Dr. Leal will present an account of the shell museum/ Smithsonian adventure to the deeper reaches of the Bahamas islands. Admission is $10 and includes refreshments, including beer and wine. To reserve a spot call 395-2233 or visit Shell Museum Events Exhibit Chat: This 10-minute presentation will provide an in-depth look at 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 lightning whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with the jet propulsion skills. Daily at 3 p.m. Shelling 101: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shells, but Were Afraid to Ask. Learn how to find, clean and pack shells for safe travel. Discover how mollusks are classified into families and classes. Monday at 2 p.m. Shell ID Clinics: This weekly program provides shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Thursday at 2 p.m. Beach Walks: Join our marine naturalist for a beach walk on the sand near Island Inn on Sanibel Island. This walk leaves from Island Inn every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Learn about the shells, the mollusks that create them, and about other marine life that washes ashore. The cost is $10, and parking is free for beach walk participants. To book, call 395-2233. All participants receive a coupon for half-off shell museum admission. Marine Naturalist Adventure Cruise: The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and Captiva Cruises present an ecological expedition that will educate and excite marine enthusiasts. Join a marine naturalist from the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum for an unforgettable day with a small group aboard the 40-foot sailing catamaran Adventure. The trips set sail Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. The four-hour cruise costs $100 for adults and $75 for children and includes the boat trip, lunch, and admission to the shell museum. Weekly Schedule Friday, April 4 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, April 7 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shelling 101 at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Beach Walk at 10 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 10 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shell I.D. Clinic at 2 p.m., Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Phone 239-395-2233 or visit Appraisals For Attendees At CROW AuctionThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.s (CROW) Antique, Fine Art and Estate Jewelry Auction to be held at the Sanibel Community House on Saturday, April 12, will feature three professional appraisers to offer their expertise. Visitors can get an appraisal for up to three items at $5 per item. Appraisers will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. In addition, the event includes a day-long Buy it Now! sale of discounted antiques, jewelry and fine art and, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a live auction. The appraisers are: James Dorazio from Chicago whose specialties are ceramics, china, paintings, lithographs, sculptures and bronzes; Harry North from the New York/New Jersey area whose specialties are coins, money, gold, silver and fine jewelry; and Laurie Murray of The Red Barn in Cape Coral, originally from Oklahoma, whose specialties are home dcor, toys, furniture and linen. Kathleen M. Pica, founder of Auctions Neapolitan & Gallery in Naples, will serve as auctioneer. The entry fee for the auction is a $5 donation to CROW.For more information, contact Jan Egeland or James Robinson at CROW at 472-3644 or Two views of the nine-armed seastar and its sunray senus, showing the seastar top on left and its bottom (with mouth) on right 239-472-0303 362 PERIWINKLE WAY BREAKFAST & LUNCH 7 a.m. 3 p.m. DINNER 5 p.m. 9 p.m. ENJOY OUR CRUSTED FRESH FISH SPECIALS (when available): Potato-Onion-Parmesan Crusted, Garlic-Parmesan Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Butternut Squash Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted Lighthouse Caf Lig hth ous e C af CRAFT BEER AND WINE LIST BIG PARTIES DONT SCARE US RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED CAESAR & OTHER SELECTIONSTRY A CRUSTED FISH OVER A BIG SALAD (when available)GROUPER, AHI TUNA, SALMON, YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER, TRIPLE TAIL, COBIA & TILAPIA BURGERS, RIBS, STEAK & PASTA To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


SeriesNewOpportunitiesat Shell Point Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! The public is invited and many of these events are FREE! (239) 466-1131 Visit for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Mission ary Alliance Foundation 2014 Sh ell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2699-14 April2014 Apr 6,13,20&27 Discover Shell Point from the Comfort of Your Own Home at 11am Sunday Mornings on ABC-7. Sit back, relax in the comfort of your own home, and learn what resort-style retirement living is all about. This special 30-minute presentation will air each Sunday morning. The program will introduce you to the resort-style amenities and recreational opportunities present everyday at Shell Point, as well as take you on a tour of our neighborhoods including The Estuary, the newest neighborhood now under construction. Dont miss it.Apr 7Concert and Conversation: YoungAhTak, Pianist at 7pm. Young-Ah Tak has been awarded top prizes in numerous competitions throughout the United States and internationally. She made her New York City debut at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Alice Tully Hall with the JuilliardOrchestra. Active as a chamber musician,Tak is also a passionate advocate of contemporary music and has performed at Sequenza 21 and at the Piano Century concert series in New York City. Tickets are $25. Visit concerts or call 454-2067.2pm: Apr 8,16,22&30& 10am: Apr9,23&29Learn More About Shell Point Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point, followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. The presentation will also include information about Shell Points newest neighborhood, The Estuary, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. Call 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 to reserve a place. Apr14-18Resident Photo Show from 9am to 3pm. The Shell Point Photo Contest & Show invites the public to view stunning photographs taken by talented resident photographers. The photos will be on display in the Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point. For information, call 454-2290.Apr20Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30am. Join in the celebration of Easter with an outdoor service in the Amphitheater on The Island at Shell Point. As the first rays of sunlight peek over the horizon and dance across the water, share in the joy of meaningful songs and scripture readings, concluding with a traditional Easter hymn. Following the service white doves will be released into the morning sky while manatees lounge in the water below. Call 454-2147 for more information.Apr 27The Century Men at The Village Churchat 10:15am. The Century Men, established in 1969, is an auditioned mens chorus comprised of professional musicians who direct music in Baptist churches across America and from around the world. They will perform on-stage during the Sunday morning worship service. Call 454-2147 for more information. FREE! FREE! FREE! CommunityThrift StoreApr 7 Spring Fling from 9am -5pm. Join us for an Easter Bonnet Contest! There will be prizes for: Best Tea Party, Most Outrageous and Pure 5th Avenue. Plus, guests will receive special discounts off already well-priced items. You won't want to miss this fun and crafty event! The store is located in Miner's Plaza, next to Planet Fitness, on the corner of McGregor and Gladiolus. For more information, call 225-6529. FREE! FREE! FREE!29 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201430 In Recognition of Your Commitment to Excellence in Foodservice AWARDof ACHIEVEMENT EXCELLENCE Award-Winninggolf tennis dining casually elegant setting CALL FOR MEMBERSHIP OFFERINGS2801 Wulfert Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 www.sanctuarygc.netContact: Sheryl Tatum 239.472.6445 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show presents informative anecdotes about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), along with photos of patients admitted to 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 seven 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 is on Friday April 11 at 11 a.m., with a repeat at 2 p.m., in CROWs Visitor Education Center 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. To learn more about CROW, visit Baby otter drinking milk photos courtesy of CROW Baby raccoon in its milk bowl Baby squirrel being fed Baby bobcat being fed Fish Caught Callum Frazer holding a spotted sea trout Ten-year-old Callum Frazer, from Toronto, caught this spotted sea trout in Tarpon Bay using artificial shrimp. The trout was safely released. Callum and his family always stay at Shell Island Beach Club. Read us online at


31 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Cruise The Historic CaloosahatcheeTour the historic upriver Caloosahatchee on a spectacular Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise on Sunday, April 13 departing from the W.P. Franklin Lock at 1 p.m. Explore the meanders of the Caloosahatchee back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The 2.5-hour adventure begins by locking through the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, participants enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation Natural Resource Policy Director. Their vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. from the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. The last cruise of the season will be on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 11. Private group cruises can be scheduled by appointment.Advance reservations required and payment is due at time of reservation. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. and return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. Reservations must be made by noon Friday, April 11 for the April 13 cruise. Call SCCF at 4722329. Space is limited. The Devils Elbow section of the Caloosahatchee Shell Museums Newest Sailors ValentineThe winner of the Best Single Sailors Valentine Hobbyist and Best in Show Hobbyist awards at the 77th annual Sanibel Shell Show in March has been added to The BaileyMatthews Shell Museums Sailors Valentine exhibit. It weas created by Helen Green of Venice, Florida, as a wedding gift to her husband. The scrimshaw centerpiece was crafted by Jim Stevens of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, to celebrate the Greens boat, the EverGreen. Helen Greens sailors Valentine 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


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ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201434 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 Captiva Cruises Offers Trips To Local Historic SitesCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History Tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound, a story of fascinating characters and traditions. This cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way, guests will get an up close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and discuss the areas diverse fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular tarpon and sport fishing of today. Participants will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge and passengers will be oriented to this spectacular location, the family-run business and its storied tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Passengers then will relax while enjoying old Florida charm of the 1926 Tarpon Lodge where lunch will be savored with waterfront views of Pine Island Sound and mangrove islands. After lunch, guests will walk across the street to The Randell Research Center (RRC). The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain, at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site, a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide us on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. These are excellent opportunities for families and neighborhoods to get together and learn about the natural and cultural history of Southwest Florida while enjoying a day out on the water. Captiva Cruises also offers cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande, Beach & Shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park, Sailing Adventures, Sunset Cruises, and Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventures with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Additional information and reservations for the cruise to the historic Tarpon Lodge & Calusa Indian mounds of Pine Island or any of Captiva Cruises programs and tours may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. The Lady Chadwick Griffin Bleecker, visiting from Lake Forest, Illinois found a pair of junonias on the Captiva beach in front of Tween Waters Inn on March 31. Griffin said, Wow... two! Unbelievable! Shells Found Griffin Bleecker


35 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Baby Seasonby Patricia MolloySpringtime is the busiest of times for the staff at CROW. Of the 100 patients currently receiving treatment at the Sanibel wildlife clinic, more than 60 percent are youngsters. Baby mammal patients include raccoons, squirrels, opossums and a playful female otter. CROW also provides care for a large number of orphaned songbirds, seabirds and raptors. Many young animals arrive at CROW after human activities displace them from their homes or their parents. Some need to be fed as often as every 15 minutes, which takes a coordinated effort from the staff, students and volunteers. They must provide appropriate diets, medication and environments for all growing youngsters to thrive. While some patients are indeed sickly and require medical care, others are unintentionally kidnapped from their families by well-meaning people. If a baby is alone, it may be that mom is simply out searching for food. When Dr. Heather took over as hospital director in January 2012, she introduced an educational program entitled If you care, leave it there! in an effort to prevent perfectly healthy babies from being scooped-up and rushed to the clinic. Many people just dont understand. They are trying to do the right thing and they inadvertently abduct a young animal and take it away from its parents, she explained. Instead of picking up a seemingly abandoned wild creature, she urges people to pick-up the phone and call CROW. It takes weeks or months for babies to mature enough to survive in the wild. If you love the islands diverse and exotic wildlife, please donate your time during this critical period. Fourhour shifts are available. To speak with someone in Volunteer Services, call 472-3644, ext. 229 or go to CROWs website to download the clinics volunteer application. Training is provided. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: If you find one alone like this Eastern gray squirrel (patient #0374) call CROW A young diamondback terrapin (patient #0339) spends most of its recovery time basking under a heat lamp in the reptile room This mourning dove, patient #3336, had antibacterial ointment applied to its wounds daily NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MON-SAT 11:30AM 2:30PM 1223 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239.472.1771 Sanibels Best HAPPY HOUR 5 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge 1/2 Price Drinks Call & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, 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 APRIL 4, 201436 Birds Eye ViewSelfish Gene Generates Helpful Behaviorby Mark Bird WestallI always tell people that they have to take a lot of what I say with a grain of salt. Most of my ideas about how Life works, however, are based on really smart thinkers like Charles Darwin and his concept of natural selection, Richard Dawkins and the selfish gene and E.O. Wilson and sociobiology. If one can understand the basics of those ideas, then a lot of what we see out there in the natural world (and even in our civilized world) starts to make sense. One of my most favorite concepts that arises out of Dawkins selfish gene idea is that it not only presents an explanation for selfish behavior, but it also creates a rationale for cooperative behavior. If I do you a favor, then you owe me a favor in return and we will survive more effectively in a dangerous world if we work together as a team. For me, the best example of that phenomenon among human beings is exhibited in the bond that develops between soldiers, especially if their service to the country puts them in harms way. In many ways, I think that bond can be even more powerful than the bond that exists between a mother and child. Out on the mudflat, the desire to selfishly pass on your genes is probably a major force behind why many of the wading birds feed in large, relatively tolerant congregations. If a hungry eagle flies into the area, there are more eyes to identify the danger and spread the alarm. But also, by feeding in large, closely spaced groups; when the alarm is given and everyone flies off in a panic, the odds increase for each individual that the eagle will take the bird flying next to him instead of himself. A white ibis standing all alone on a large expanse of mudflat would feel awfully exposed and vulnerable. For some species, however, like the great blue heron and the yellow-crowned night heron, the selfish gene is quite often expressed by going off by themselves and not tolerating any trespassers. The great blue can get away with his less social behavior because he is a larger bird and less likely to be seen as potential prey by something like an eagle. The yellow crown prefers to search for crabs underneath the overhanging mangrove branches close to shore and is usually well hidden from an aerial attack. But surviving predation is not the only way that the selfish gene concept appears to help wading birds survive. When I first started my canoe trips in the late 1970s, it was a common occurrence to have groups of 300 to 400 wading birds all feeding together on large schools of small, foraging fish. Sometimes the schools would cover an area about half the size of a football field. These large schools would boil the water over the shallow mudflats giving the appearance that small piranhas were in a feeding frenzy. With the birds concentrating on capturing their prey, we were quite often able to approach the wading birds closely and, many times, if the retreating fish would come in our direction, we would end up being surrounded by the feeding birds. By the way, Audubon Florida has recently produced a report stating its concern about the status of these foraging fish and the impact their decline might have on the predators that feed on them. I agree wholeheartedly. But back when the foraging fish were still quite prevalent, watching the wading birds feeding together in such large groups, I noticed that every time one heron or egret stabbed down for a fish, the fish would scatter away from the first strike and in their panic quite often end up right at the feet of another hungry bird standing nearby. I always felt a little sorry for the small fish. They were trapped on the mudflats and there seemed to be almost no escape. Another example is when the herons and egrets (but especially the snowys) follow the ibises around when they are probing the mudflats looking for their invertebrate meal. As the ibises constantly feel for their food, they too stir up the mudflat and cause the fish to disperse and become visible. I always say that the snowys are using the ibises just like a hunter uses a bird dog. Sometimes, when I point out his behavior to the people on my canoe trips, they will ask me, Bird, if everybody is using everybody else, then what does the ibis get out of having the snowy following him about so closely? I actually like it when these types of questions are asked because that tells me my customers are thinking about what Im saying and I havent put them to sleep yet with my ramblings. Well, maybe the ibis is just too wimpy to do anything about the other bird following him so closely. But if you watch these two species feeding with each other, you will notice that as the tide comes in and begins to submerge the mudflat, the ibis head will start to completely submerge below its eye level and at that moment there will be a second or two that the ibis cannot keep an eye out for the eagle. But with the snowy always standing relatively upright and nearby, the ibis may be using the snowy to act as an early warning system, announcing the presence of an approaching eagle. I can almost guarantee that if the snowy hurriedly takes flight and abandons the ibis, the ibis discontinues his probing for a second and scans the area looking for danger! E.O. Wilson coined the phrase sociobiology and it suggests that we not only evolve physical traits, but we also evolve behavioral traits. 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37 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Clyde Butcher Wraps Up Ding Lecture Series Often tagged the Ansel Adams of Florida, photographer Clyde Butcher has made for himself a big reputation based on big nature images taken with big cameras. He will be presenting a free program titled Florida: Where Water, Earth & Heaven Meet, as the final segment of the 2014 Ding Darling Nature Store Lecture Series at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel on Friday, April 11. The award-winning artist captures the Florida Everglades, coastal islands and other unspoiled areas with stunning majesty. In recent years, he has expanded his depth of field nationwide, producing his latest of six books, America the Beautiful, as a result. He also shot in Cuba for an earlier book. Wilderness, to me, is a spiritual necessity, says Butcher. When my son was killed by a drunk driver, it was to the wilderness that I fled in hopes of regaining my serenity and equilibrium. The mysterious spiritual experience of being close to nature helped restore my soul. Seating for the lecture is limited and available on a first-come basis. Butcher will be on hand to sign copies of his hallmark Clyde Butcher Florida Portfolio II volume, which is available for purchase in the Refuge Nature Store, proceeds from which directly benefit the refuge. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company sponsored the 2014 lecture series with support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Butchers lecture will be held twice on April 11, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. As usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome at the vsitor center and at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 241 or log on to From page 36Selfish Genebehavioral traits survive in the population because there is a selfish benefit to the genome. Everybody uses everybody else. I have decided that I exist to try to help others of my own genome to realize that everything is connected and it is in our own selfish best interest that we respect all life, not just the living things that are obviously necessary for our survival. Sometimes it can be the obscure or the really scary things that are the keystone to our survival. 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. Clyde Butcher Cayo Costa photographed by Clyde Butcher Sea Breeze Caf Pool & Beach Bar 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel IslandSundial Beach Resort & Spa Has Many Reasons To Celebrate Best Full Service Resort Open to the Public Visit for complete entertainment schedule.


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201438 Quilts & Prints Exhibits Now OpenBIG ARTS will feature two new exhibits, Its Illuminating, in Phillips Gallery, and Eliza Brewster: Quilts And Prints, in Founders Gallery opening on Thursday, April 3. Both exhibits will be open through April 29 are free and open to the public for viewing. All are welcome to attend the artists reception on Friday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. Guests and artists will have an opportunity to mingle during the reception and awards will be given for the juried Its Illuminating show. All artwork will be available for sale. Juried by artist and past president of ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists) Kathleen Conover, Its Illuminating showcases artwork with the theme of illumination, either creatively or literally. Awards will be given for first place ($500), second place ($250) and third place ($125) as well as merit awards ($50) and honorable mentions. The Quilts And Prints exhibit highlights the work of local artist Eliza Brewster. Since 1985, Brewster has been designing and sewing art quilts. As an early member of the Studio Art Quilt Association, her work has been shown in galleries across the United States as well in France and the Museum of American Folk Art in New York. Last year, she resumed printmaking, working on monoprints with added colleges. Born in New York City in 1944, Brewster majored in painting at the Rhode Island School and then studied printmaking at the Art Students League in New York City with Harold Sternberg. In 1966, Brewster joined Bob Blackburns Printmaking Studio in lower Manhattan, working with several master printers until 1972. After leaving New York City, she moved to northeast Pennsylvania. For more information, visit Phillips Gallery patron season sponsor is June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. BIG ARTS is at 900 Dunlop Road. Visit online at, call 3950900 or email Scattered Memories by Eliza Brewster Beyond Wax, crayon on foil, by Bea Pappas 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


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41 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 A Cappella Group To Perform Benefit ConcertWith the recent success of movies like Pitch Perfect and the popular television show The Sing-Off, music lovers across the country are quickly falling in love with a cappella music and the talented vocal community that brings this unique art form of making music solely with the human voice to life. Many may be surprised to learn that we have a gifted group of teens here in Southwest Florida, including junior Dara Craig and freshman Callie Atkinson, two former students of The Sanibel School, who with 21 other talented vocalists combine their voices to make up TAG, The A Cappella Group from the Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts. TAG, who released their sixth studio album, Sunny Days, this past fall, has just been nominated for five Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs), the a cappella worlds equivalent to the Grammy Awards. Not only is this the most nominations that TAG has received since their inception in 2003, but it also marks the first time that the group has received a nomination outside of the high school categories. Their recording of American Boy is nominated for Best Soul/R&B/Hip-Hop song alongside international a cappella sensation Pentatonix (the winner of the third season of The Sing-Off in 2011) and five top collegiate groups. The song, The Battle, written by senior Gabrielle Macafee has been nominated for Best Original Song, a category that includes only collegiate-level competition. TAG has also received nominations for Best High School Album (Sunny Days), Best High School Song (American Boy) and Best High School Solo (Baby, Im For Real featuring Quinton Thomas).Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 12 in Boston. While TAG will not be able to attend, they invite one and all to a Benefit Concert that same evening at 7 p.m. at the Cypress Lake High School auditorium, to raise funds for their next recording session. They hope to be able to record their seventh studio album in late May. The TAG Benefit Concert promises to be a harmoniously enjoyable evening for the whole family and a chance to experience this distinctive music form first-hand. Tickets are $5 each and groups of all sizes are encouraged to attend. Advance tickets may be purchased by contacting Dara Craig at 395-2170. Tickets will also be available at the door at the Cypress Lake High School Auditorium, located at 6750 Panther Lane (off Cypress Lake Drive) in Fort Myers. The benefit concert will be accompanied by a silent auction to raise additional funding. If you are interested in supporting this dynamic group of teens through either an individual donation or a gift certificate/ auction item for the silent auction, contact Dina Craig at 395-2170. All donations are tax-deductible and will be gratefully acknowledged in the event program. TAG relies solely on fundraising efforts for the many educational and competitive events they participate in throughout the year, such as the 2013 SoJam music festival in Raleigh, North Carolina and the 2014 ICHSA (International Championship of High School A Cappella) Competition in Winter Park, Florida, where they placed third. They frequently appear at community events and this past year sang at Luminary Night (Baileys Center), Captiva Holiday Village (South Seas Holiday Stroll), Bonita Springs Holiday in the Park, Spirit of the Gulf, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, along with several other local performances. TAG welcomes opportunities for private performances and appearances. Contact director Gary Stroh at for more information. TAG


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201442 Ding Film Follows Whale Activists JourneyA Life Among Whales wraps up the 2014 Film Series at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center. Weaving together natural history and biography, A Life Among Whales explores the life and work of whale biologist and activist Roger Payne. His important discovery in the early 1970s that whales sing songs helped ignite the modern-day environmental movement. A charismatic and passionate individual, Paynes pioneering spirit has consistently advanced the boundaries of science and activism over the last four decades. A Life Among Whales traces his scientific research beginning with his early work in Patagonia, where for two years, he, his wife and four young children lived in tents on a remote bay so that they could have unhindered access for the study of Southern Right Whales. It explores Paynes tireless and passionate fight to ban whaling a ban which today, 20 years after an international moratorium was imposed, is threatened and follows him to his present-day study of ocean pollution and his work with The Ocean Alliance, a non-profit organization and global leader in whale research and conservation which he founded. A splendid film. It both soothes and shocks, said Henry Lee, director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program at Harvard University. 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. Once again, we have enjoyed an incredibly successful film season, showing to packed houses and hearing great feedback from our audiences, said DDWS community outreach and development associate Jess Shelton, who organized this years series. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped out with the series. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety. org. Benacquisto To Be Speaker At April LuncheonLizbeth Benacquisto, Florida State Senator, will be the speaker at the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, April 15. She will provide an update on current Florida legislative issues. Following her prepared remarks, shell take questions from the audience. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting and program will follow. The luncheon cost is $16 per person. Reservations are required by Thursday, April 10 and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. For additional information about the club, call Gaile Anthony at 292-5212. THIS IS THE SMELL OF AFRESH FISH!(Scratch & Sniff)If you dont smell anything, thats becauseFRESH FISH has no odor!If you dont believe it, come on down & put your nose to the test!Since 1978 We serve it fresh.... ....or we dont serve it at all!Raw Bar Open 7 DAYS!! Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:30pm 9:30pm472-3128 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 *(They actually fly on a plane from Wash. St., B.C. & New England!)FRIDAY IS LOBSTAH NIGHT! We serve it fresh.... ....or we dont serve it at all!Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday) Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:00pm Midnight472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.com35 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island! 13 Dinners for $15, before 5:30pm 7 days Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight OYSTER BAR NOW OPEN 7 DAYSServing the largest selection of oysters in SW Florida Sushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays! Friday is Lobstah Night! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


43 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014Eagle Rescue At Crestwell School Has A Happy Ending submitted by Rebekah Johnson, a student at Crestwell SchoolIt was a quiet, windy day at Crestwell School when Maura Salyer, a third grade teacher, discovered an injured bald eagle inside an outdoor pavillion on March 19. She called the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), which promptly rescued the dehydrated bird. The eagle recovered quickly as no bones were broken and over a week later, on March 30, the revived eagle was released with the aid of Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge volunteer Doug Albert and refuge staffer Toni Westland. CROWs Senior wildlife rehabilitator, Kat McDonough also aided in the release. Albert stated that this particular eagle was the first to survive injury out of the four that were rescued this year. The eagle was released on the Crestwell campus in order to enable the bird to return to its original habitat. Principal, Mrs. Butterfield, strives to maintain a natural environmental friendly campus for student exploration and education. Students enjoy documenting their sightings of birds as a part of their scientific studies. Crestwells campus is wildlife certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Crestwell School is at 1901 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, and can be reached at or 481-4478. Toni Westland of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel prepares to release the eagle photos by Rebekah Johnson The eagle steps out of the crate 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. FAMILY COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS Island Jazz | Every Sunday, 3 pm Now through April 27 FILMFilm Series Sponsors: Film Series Supporters: THEATERSeason Sponsor Show Sponsor: VISUAL ARTSRomance/Romance | March 7 April 5Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman / Music by Keith HermannAll Shows at 8 pm Film Documentary SeriesWed., April 2 20 Feet From Stardom Wed., April 9 Carol Channing: Larger Than LifeMonday Night Film SeriesMon., April 7 The Patience Stone Mon., April 14 Sister Exhibits: Thursday, April 3 Tuesday, April 29 It's Illuminating Quilts & Prints Artists Reception: Friday, April 11, 5:30 pmPhillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor Founders Gallery Season Sponsor The Big Bang | April 11 May 3Music by Jed Feuer / Book and Lyrics by Boyd GrahamAll Shows at 8 pm Opening Night Reception Wednesday Matines Season Sponsor Show Sponsors: The Jacaranda & Island Sun NewspaperAn audience discussion will avenger Hunt Tickets: or3 pm 5 pm 6 pm Sponsor:


My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 7, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A suggestion from a colleague on how to work out a problem might not sit too well with you. But before you suspect his or her motives, why not just accept it as a friendly gesture? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An associate might seek your counsel on a workplace dispute with another co-worker. Listen to what she or he has to say, but withhold advice until youve heard the other side of the story. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Use your Twin gifts for creativity and practicality to score points in landing an opportunity that could open doors to a new career. Someone returns after a long absence. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Although things are pretty hectic through much of the week, some quiet time with loved ones helps restore balance. An unexpected visitor brings welcome news about a mutual friend. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Getting used to change isnt always easy for the Big Cat. But make the adjustments gradually, and soon youll hardly remember when things were any different from how they are now. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Continue to stay the course youve chosen, and avoid distractions that could throw you off track. Some knowledgeable folks are happy to provide guidance if you need it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you earned plaudits from most coworkers for your recent stand on a workplace situation, you also raised the envy quotient among others. Tread carefully for now. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You feel more positive about that delayed project, and youre ready to pick it up on a moments notice. However, you might need to re-motivate those who have since lost interest. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Some welcome news should be coming your way. In the meantime, use that Sagittarius charm to persuade some still-reluctant colleagues that your ideas have merit. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Dont wait for a misunderstanding to work itself out. Instead, ask for a chance to explain the circumstances before those bruised feelings lead to an irreversible break. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A physical problem should be checked out in order to avoid it going from just being a nuisance to something more serious. Your social life takes an unexpected but not unwelcome turn. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Yours might be the wisest sign in the Zodiac. But you still could benefit from the wisdom of a close friend who has suggestions on how to handle a perplexing personal problem. BORN THIS WEEK: Your passion for doing the right thing inspires others to follow your well-trodden path toward justice. On April 8, 563 B.C., Buddhists celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Gautama Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha, son of the king of the Sakya kingdom, located on the borders of present-day Nepal and India. On April 7, 1776, Navy Capt. John Barry, commander of the American warship Lexington, makes the first American naval capture of a British vessel when he takes command of the British warship HMS Edward off the coast of Virginia. On April 12, 1914, the Mark Strand Theater opens to the public in New York City. The Strand was the first of the dream palaces. It seated 3,000 people and boasted a second-floor balcony. On April 9, 1939, Easter Sunday, more than 75,000 people come to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to hear black contralto Marian Anderson give a free concert. Anderson had been scheduled to sing at Washingtons Constitution Hall, but the Daughters of the American Revolution denied her the right to perform because of her race. On April 11, 1951, President Harry Truman relieves Gen. Douglas MacArthur of command of the U.S. forces in Korea. The firing set off an uproar among the American public, but Truman remained committed to keeping the conflict in Korea limited. Eventually the American people understood that MacArthurs policies might have led to a massively expanded war in Asia. On April 10, 1963, the USS Thresher, an atomic submarine, sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, killing the entire crew when it unexpectedly plunged to the sea floor 300 miles off the coast of New England. A subsequent investigation revealed that a leak in a silver-brazed joint in the engine room had caused a short circuit. On April 13, 1970, disaster strikes 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blows up on Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission. The crippled spacecraft continued to the moon, circled it, and began a long journey back to Earth, parachuting safely into the Pacific Ocean on April 17. It was 19th-century British author and social reformer John Ruskin who made the following sage observation: In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: they must be fit for it; they must not do too much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it. Before the element helium was known to exist on Earth, scientists discovered that it existed on the sun. The newly discovered element was therefore named helium after the Greek god of the sun, Helios. If you suffer from odontophobia, youre afraid of teeth. If you have ever been pregnant (or known someone who has), you might be familiar with a condition sometimes known as momnesia or prego-brain. It seems pretty common for pregnant women to forget names, misplace keys and sometimes even make it to work while still wearing their fuzzy slippers. You might be surprised to learn that there is science to support the existence of this phenomenon: Brain scans show that during pregnancy, some of the blood flow in a womans brain shifts from the forebrain, responsible for short-term memory and multitasking, to the hindbrain, which takes care of the basics of survival. So the next time you see a pregnant woman in the grocery store wearing bunny slippers, give her a break; shes building a new person. A cow was once purchased at auction for $1.3 million. If you are like the average adult, you will be cheated on one time before you find the person you settle down with. Also, at some point during your dating life youll be the cheater. A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason. -Thomas Carlyle BEST TAKE-OUT ON THE ISLANDS The Only Dockside Dining on Sanibel Located at the Sanibel Marina Specializing in Local Seafood We also feature Petite & 10 oz. 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45 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Madcap Musical Comedy Opens April 11 At BIG ARTSJoin BIG ARTS for a whirlwind tour through history for the explosively amusing musical, The Big Bang, opening at the Herb Strauss Theater on Friday, April 11. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. with a pre-show opening night reception hosted by Starfish Grille, followed by an hour and 15-minute performance by the team Trey Compton (Into The Woods, Fully Committed) and Mikey LoBalsamo (Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings ). The Big Bang director Jeremy Gold Kronenberg said, Were thrilled to have you join the backers audition for this show that dares to capture the extravaganza of the history of the entire world in a fast and frenzied 90 minutes of sheer folly, as Compton and LoBalsamo bring the audience on a musical extravaganza tour from creation to the present and everything in between. The frenetic entertainment is based upon two producers securing millions of dollars to back a 12-hour stage history of the world. Potential investors get a taste of the most ambitious musical ever conceived as they watch 18 side-splitting numbers portraying Adam and Eve, Attila the Hun, the building of the pyramids, Julius Caesar and Christopher Columbus, just to name a few. In the process, the opulent Park Avenue apartment borrowed for the occasion is trashed as the two snatch furnishings to create makeshift costumes while singing and clowning their way through inventive recreations of the past, stopping occasionally for a little supplicating show biz patter. Long on shtick and historical hilarity, the show was written by Jed Feuer and Boyd Graham and originally performed by its wacky creators Off-Broadway. Tickets for The Big Bang are $42 for adults and only $5 each for students with valid student ID as well as for children 17 and under for all Herb Strauss Theater performances. Series sampler subscriptions, special discount packages and individual tickets for 2013-14 season are on sale. Groups of 10 or more may also be eligible for additional discounts. Starfish Grille is also offering a complimentary dessert at the restaurant when you present your Herb Strauss Theater ticket envelope from any performance of the 2013-2014 season. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling the BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900 or the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 472-6862 and at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. The Herb Strauss Theater season sponsor is The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and The Big Bang show sponsors are The Jacaranda and the Island Sun. Classical Concert Series Features Acclaimed Pianist Shell Point Retirement Communitys 2013-14 Concerts & Conversations Series concludes with pianist YoungAh Tak on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in The Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point. Praised for her winning combination of passion, imagination and integrity by New York Concert Review and her thrilling blend of fury and finesse by San Antonio Express-News, Tak has been awarded top prizes in numerous competitions throughout the United States and internationally. The Shell Point Concerts & Conversations Series offers classical music lovers an opportunity to experience concerts in an intimate setting and enjoy a dessert reception with the musicians following the performance. Tickets are available for $25 each. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. in The Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point. Visit or call the box office at 454-2067. Young-Ah Tak Celebrate Easter Sunday Phone 239-395-6030 for Brunch reservations Elegant Easter Brunch MenuServed in Waterview from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a partial listing of items to be featured. Champagne and MimosasTropical fruits & berries in cracked coconuts, Spiced smoked pastrami salmon, capers, cream cheeses, mini-bagels Iced ShellshOysters, clams, mussels, snow crab clusters Chefs Stations10 am-1 pm Omelets made to order with every imaginable topping, Ricotta cheese lled crepes, marinated berries 1-4 pm Made-to-Order Pasta: Cheese tortellini, penne with favorite sauces The CarveryGarlic studded Steamship of Beef with wild mushroom fondue, Slow roasted Leg of Lamb with candied walnuts and minted jelly, Bone-in Virginia Ham with mai-tai relish Hot Item sPan ashed Mahi-mahi with tropical relish and sweet plantains, Blackened Salmon with pineapple soy reduction Assortment of fresh pies and desserts Forty nine dollars for adults Nineteen dollars for children ages four through twelve Children under three dine complimentaryPlus tax and gratuity


ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 201446 Monday Night MovieThe Patience Stoneby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS movie for Monday, April 7 is The Patience Stone, based on the 2008 novel of the same name. The film is set in Afghanistan, although the country is not named. A nameless war is going on in which an unnamed woman tends to her unnamed, badly wounded husband. The much older man was shot in the neck while fighting over a personal insult and now he is paralyzed in a seemingly vegetative state. His eyes are disconcertingly wide open. The woman has made him comfortable and prayed two weeks for his recovery, but that has not happened. As the film opens, we learn that she is tired of praying, especially because there was no love between the two during their arranged marriage. Food and water are scarce, money is nonexistent and she has two children in her care. For the first time in her male-dominated culture, she is able to break the silence thats been forced on her, to say whatever she likes to her husband. She compares her husband to the patience stone of Persian legend a rock that absorbs everything its told until a speaker is relieved of all burdens. What she says is personal. She tells him about her life, her unpleasant childhood, and her disappointment to learn she had married a man who cared as little for her as her father did. As the days pass she grows more bold, expressing her sadness and resentment and revealing secrets that could have cost her life in any other situation. She tries to find courage to reveal the final, most terrible secret of all. The woman, played so well by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani quietly and powerfully works her way through subtle emotions ranging from fear to despair to anger to love to righteous vindication. Her films have been banned in Iran. The movie runs 98 minutes. Next up on April 14 is Sister, a coming-of-age story about a 12-year-old boy and the challenges his faces caring for his older sister. Admission to BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is $8 and all screenings begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Each film is followed by a complimentary reception and discussion in Phillips Gallery. Sponsors are Bank of the Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki. Supporters are Sanibel Taxi, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel and John R. Wood Real Estate. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road. Tickets are available by calling 395-0900. Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 11:30am-4pm Happy Hour at Lunch BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Dinner Daily 4pm Serving Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am Grilled Calamari Salad Chilean Sea Bass Seared Tuna Macadamia Nut Crusted Grouper Winner of Best Casual Fine Dining 2012 & 2013 NEW GLUTEN FREE MENU LiveEntertainmentNightlyOnlineDiscountsLoyaltyProgramTheBestHappyHour Join us for a three day PERFORMANCE by ISLANDE & CHARLES Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 4,5,6 Fri & Sat 7:30-11:30pm Sun 6-10pm Make Your Easter Brunch Buffet & Dinner Reservations Now!!!! BIG ARTS Documentary Seriesby Di SaggauThe BIG ARTS Critically Acclaimed Documentary Series continues Wednesday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. in Schein Hall with a charming documentary, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life. The film gives a look into the life of one of the most beloved Broadway stars. If Carol Channing did not exist, no one could have made her up. One in a billion. She is an unstoppable, megawatt dynamo and Broadway diva extraordinaire. She is best remembered for her roles of Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! and Lorelei Lee in Gentleman Prefer Blondes. In her words, If you are lucky enough to have two hit shows, the world passes through your dressing room. The film runs one hour and 23 minutes. There will be a brief introduction to the movie and, afterwards, a lively discussion with audience members. Tickets are $5. For more information call 395-0900. Send your editorial copy to:


47 ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildMaking A Saladby Esther Pokedoff I thought I had a cucumber, I had it from before. I could have put it anywhere, From my pantry to my drawer. My refrigerator would make more sense, That wouldnt be a chore. But twice I looked but didnt find That elusive cucumbore. So here I am without that veg, Itll only start to mold. Someday Ill see it somewhere else, But it wont be somewhere cold. But one more time I think Ill look, In the most likely place by far. Oh Goodness! Why sure of course its there, Behind the pickle jar. Esther Pokedoff has lived on Sanibel for 14 years, taking writing courses at BIG ARTS. As a classroom teacher she wrote plays, poems and songs for her students to perform. Library Displays Garden BooksSanibel resident Derek Fells latest gardening book, Grow This!, is part of a special display of garden books at the Sanibel Public Library. The book is published by Rodale.Assisting Fell with the display was Albert Zuckerman, founder of The Writers House, one of the worlds largest literary agencies, headquartered in New York City. His company represents literary giants such as romance writer Nora Roberts and financial writer Michael Lewis. Zuckerman was Fells house guest over the weekend to discuss a new book project, traveling up from his winter home near Key West. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ Each week, individual work will be showcased. Leading literary agent Albert Zuckerman, left, and author and island resident Derek Fell by Ron and Fran Dioguardi by Ron and Fran Dioguardi A dedication to offering quality jewelry and outstanding customer service A dedication to offering quality jewelry and outstanding customer service with every experience hasnt changed for Ron and Fran Dioguardi with every experience hasnt changed for Ron and Fran Dioguardi (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry). Their latest creation is, (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry). Their latest creation is, a full service jewelry website. a full service jewelry website. In addition to the ne jewelry pieces created by Ron, Metals In Art offers In addition to the ne jewelry pieces created by Ron, Metals In Art offers jewelry cleaning, stone replacement, ring sizing, watch battery and band jewelry cleaning, stone replacement, ring sizing, watch battery and band replacement, clasps repaired or replaced as well as jewelry restoration. replacement, clasps repaired or replaced as well as jewelry restoration. Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and services is at Tuttles Sea Shell Shop, Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and services is at Tuttles Sea Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. All items are 100 percent 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. All items are 100 percent insured throughout completion of these services. Private consultations insured throughout completion of these services. Private consultations are also available. are also available. For more information, visit, For more information, visit, email or call 239-671-6112 email or call 239-671-6112 Checkmate Checkmate One of a kind One of a kind Checkered pendant, 18kt gold with inlaid Checkered pendant, 18kt gold with inlaid black onyx and abalone shell, .08ct total black onyx and abalone shell, .08ct total diamond weight, 6.3 grams. This is a truly diamond weight, 6.3 grams. This is a truly an unusual piece totally unique. $1,200 an unusual piece totally unique. $1,200 2013-2014 Season 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida 33957Tickets: (239) 472-6862 and ONLINE at Opening Night Receptions Hosted by: Season Sponsor: COMING SOON...Discounts & Specials Available For Group Rates.All Shows at 8 pm unless otherwise notedAdult: $42 Student/Child $5 The Big BangMusic by Jed Feuer Book & Lyrics by Boyd GrahamApril 11 May 3 7 pm, Opening Night Reception: Friday, April 11 2 pm, Wednesday Matines: April 16 & 23 Book and Lyrics by Barry Harman Music by Keith HermannRomance/Romance Photos by Nick Adams PhotographyAll Shows at 8 pm Show Sponsor:Love is in the air as two separate one-act musicals become one, giving audiences a glimpse into the stories of romance seekers. Show Sponsors: Show Ends April 5th


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 41 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA APRIL 4, 2014 B BSECTION Highlights Of The Captiva History Gallery Ribbon-Cutting Dave Jensen opens a bottle of champagne with a sword to officially christen the Santiva II Members of the Captiva Island Historical Societys board of directors attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new History Gallery on March 26 at Captivas Chapel by the Sea photos by Jeff Lysiak Paul McCarthy, CIHS board member, speaks during the opening ceremonies Captiva Island Historical Society chairman Jim Pigott welcomed the crowd Paul McCarthy, right, explains the Santiva concept behind the CIHS History Gallery to guest Craig Scott Russ Bilgore, left, and David Mackenzie try out one of the gallerys touch-screen panels Esther Baumann, Sandy and Cliff Traff and Heinrich Baumann Liddy Johnson, Susie Freund and Nanelle Wehmann History society board members and special guests mingled before the grand opening of the History Gallery


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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 Lovely Canal Home Lovely Canal Home Cathedral ceilings, an open oor plan and lots of natural light give this three bedroom, two bath home a bright and Cathedral ceilings, an open oor plan and lots of natural light give this three bedroom, two bath home a bright and cheery atmosphere. The spacious living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen boast new tiled oors. Sliding glass doors cheery atmosphere. The spacious living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen boast new tiled oors. Sliding glass doors from the living room and kitchen lead to a large screen enclosed pool and deck. Lounge by the pool, relax and enjoy the from the living room and kitchen lead to a large screen enclosed pool and deck. Lounge by the pool, relax and enjoy the tropical landscaping and a picture perfect view of the canal. This gem is a must see! tropical landscaping and a picture perfect view of the canal. This gem is a must see! 1063 S Yachtsman Dr. 1063 S Yachtsman Dr. O ered at $675,000 O ered at $675,000 NEW LISTING 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 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 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. This is a wonderful location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the golf course. location for bird watching or watching a birdie on the golf course. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. 1481 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $524,000 O ered at $524,000 Location is Everything Location is Everything Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes 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 Golf and Tennis Community. This home features tiled ooring and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted living/dining room is enhanced by a stunning wood, tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. Sliding glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch ceiling. Sliding glass doors open on to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking the pool with a sweeping golf and water view. This home also o ers overlooking the pool with a sweeping golf and water view. This home also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. This is de nitely a must see! must see! 1182 Kittiwake Circle. 1182 Kittiwake Circle. O ered at $745,000 O ered at $745,000 REDUCED2B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014


Knowledge, Knowledge, Connection, Connection, Service & Results Service & Results This is Our This is Our Commitment to You! Commitment to You! COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITYTree Tops Center O ce CondoUnit A-2 in the conveniently located Tree Tops Center. Only o ce condo currently o ered for sale on Sanibel. SOLD A Tranquil Paradise A Tranquil Paradise Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of 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 Sea 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 three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! 475 Sea Oats Drive. 475 Sea Oats Drive. O ered at $835,000 O ered at $835,000 Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculate Home in the Dunes Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Immaculately maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features a large living room/dining room combination and Community. This home features a large living room/dining room combination and a tiled kitchen. The living room sliding glass doors lead to a large screen enclosed 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 watching 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 courts. sunset skies! Just steps away from the Dunes clubhouse and tennis courts. 950 Sand Castle Rd. 950 Sand Castle Rd. O ered at $499,000 O ered at $499,000 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 Garden Apartment on the Gulf Garden Apartment on the Gulf A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking A Sanibel Island tropical paradise on the Gulf of Mexico. This breathtaking location has an enchanting botanical garden and a wide stretch of private location has an enchanting botanical garden and a wide stretch of private shell covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community shell covered beach. Wonderful condo amenities also include a community room, laundry, gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden room, laundry, gas grills, pool and tennis courts. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath garden apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or investment property. apartment o ers unlimited possibilities as a private or investment property. Sanibel Moorings #422 Sanibel Moorings #422 O ered at $449,999 O ered at $449,999 Adorable East End Condo Adorable East End Condo Located on desirable east end, this adorable ground level, corner unit is Located on desirable east end, this adorable ground level, corner unit is beautifully upgraded. Relax on your lanai and take in the tropical landscaping 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 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 that are 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! o the Island. This is a great opportunity to buy on Sanibel at a terri c price! Captains Walk #C1 Captains Walk #C1 O ered at $310,000 O ered at $310,000 Immaculate East End Canal Home Immaculate East End Canal Home Magni cent Canal View in the desirable neighborhood of Shell Harbor. With 3 bedrooms 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 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 include 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 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 & 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. 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 REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED3B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014


4B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 SanCap Cares Raises Funds For Childrens HospitalIts stressful enough for a family to cope with a seriously ill child. But 18 to 20 percent of Southwest Florida children and their families must travel 2 1/2 hours away for treatment leaving behind other family members and jobs because the regions only childrens hospital is often full. In the past eight years, theres been a 124 percent increase in the number of children using just the emergency room at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The 98-bed hospital, which opened at HealthPark Medical Center in 1994, operates at maximum capacity most of the year. Thats why the new, 128-bed facility scheduled to open in 2017 is so critically needed. To help make it a reality, SanCap Cares is holding the 14th annual Island Celebration gala to raise funds to support the building of emergency room. This years event is set for 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 6 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. This is a cause that touches everyone, said Dorothy Fitzgerald, who is chairing the gala with Amanda Cross and Mike Mullins. It could be your child or grandchild who needs the specialized care provided by Golisano Childrens Hospital. The new facility will allow many more children and their families to remain in their own community while being treated, affording them the comfort of family and friends as well as the ability to continue working. The new, larger facility will help accommodate the growing demand and will be better equipped to provide the care children need when they are critically ill. The childrens hospital, located adjacent to HealthPark, will provide 36 pediatric acute care beds, 12 pediatric hematology/oncology beds, 64 neonatal intensive care beds, 16 pediatric intensive care unit beds, 17 childrens emergency department beds, a diagnostic and MRI suite, the Ronald McDonald family room, an in-hospital classroom, play areas and more. SanCap Cares has made a $10 million commitment to support the pediatric emergency department and is halfway to that goal. The new emergency department will be larger with state-of-the-art technology designed especially for children. In addition to the new facilities for children, there will be improvements at HealthPark benefiting adults, including four additional exam rooms in the emergency department, 48 more inpatient adult beds, new state-of-the-art equipment and expanded cardiac services. The gala will include cocktails, appetizers, a give-to-give auction of equipment that the hospital needs, dinner and live auction packages. Among those pitching in is Sanibel resident Jim Sprankle, a former pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds. Following 11 seasons as a professional baseball player, Sprankle went on to use his hands to craft magnificent wood carvings of birds. Patty and Jim Sprankle met Sanibel resident and cancer patient John Kanzius, who was receiving chemo treatments at the same facility as the children. Kanzius, especially saddened to see the effect chemo was having on the kids, was motivated to find a better treatment that would relieve the suffering of patients, especially children. Jim and Kanzius were very close. While Kanzius lost his battle with cancer, Jim continues to contribute in an active role as a volunteer, and carving and giving back to the community. Patty is emphatic that there is no need to travel back north for treatment when it is pos Jim Sprankle with hand-carved and painted miniature gray phase screech owl Freddie the Fire Engine x-ray machine


5B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014sible to get exceptional treatment so close to home. Meanwhile, Sprankle has donated several of his renowned bird carvings to SanCap Cares for auctions that have helped raise nearly $150,000. When youre talking about young children at the hospital, how can you say no to helping them? Jim said. At this years auction, the winning bidder of the Spectacular Sprankle package will have the opportunity to select from two of the artists unique wildlife carvings. Both pieces are currently on display at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Other exciting packages going on the auction block this year include: Glitz And Glamour: Sparkle and shine for the childrens hospital with a stunning 18-karat gold ruby and diamond necklace, featuring seven heart-shaped rubies and 112 diamonds, paired with 18-karat ruby and diamond earrings from Congress Jewelers. Name The Next Drink: Winning bidder will have the opportunity to name a drink at Doc Fords; then for a year, $1 per cocktail sold at all three Doc Fords will be donated to Golisano Childrens Hospital. An unveiling party for eight to introduce the new libation is included. Sunsets, Spirits And Independence: Spend a memorable evening with 13 friends on a sunset cruise aboard Myton Irelands 82-foot luxury vessel, Independence, savoring gourmet tapas, beer and wine. Every Reason To Wine: Enjoy an incomparable evening for 12 at the stylish Blue Coyote Supper Club, where your guests will enjoy cocktails and hors doeuvres, a four-course dinner, wine from the Blue Coyotes boutique collection paired with each course and desserts by Norman Love Confections. Freddie The Fire Engine: Help make hospital procedures less scary for children by donating to the purchase of a portable x-ray machine that looks like a kid-friendly fire engine. For the 11th year, the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company will serve as master sponsor of the gala. Gifts of $25,000 or more made directly to the capital campaign to build the new Golisano Childrens Hospital qualify for a naming opportunity. Funds will be contributed toward the SanCap Cares $10 million fundraising commitment to have the emergency department named after the Sanibel and Captiva communities. For additional information, contact Amanda Cross at 472-2082 or American LegionOn Sunday, March 30, American Legion Post 123 will be celebrating March and April birthdays with a meat loaf dinner and live music outdoors in the afternoon and indoors in the evening. On Monday, March 31, the 8-Ball Pool Leagues awards banquet will begin at 5 p.m. A fish fry will be featured every Friday in March from 4 to 8 p.m. Every Wednesday, the legion has Hump Day specials. 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. American Legion Post 123 is located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 4729979. Myton Irelands 82-foot luxury vessel, Independence Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference 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. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


6B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Rotary Happeningssubmitted by Shirley JewellIt seems that our snowbird Rotarians are already talking about flying the coop and heading back up north, although no one is quite sure if thats a good idea. Weather is still unpredictable up there and we always miss our friends when theyre not here. That being said, now they can catch up with us by going on our newly designed website, by Joel Ospa. No excuses now not to know whats going on back here on Sanibel. During season our Rotary club goes full steam and snowbird Rotarians are there working shoulder to shoulder on all kinds of projects including fundraising efforts and involvement with committees that identify projects the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary are or will be working on for the year. Before they start heading home, our club president, Scot Congress, called for a club assembly to bring everyone up to date on the clubs financial footing. John Danner, treasurer, first went over the account balances including our recent Rotary Arts and Crafts Fair. SanibelCaptiva netted, give or take a few dollars, close to $85,000 from this years fair. Line items on the income side were all basically up but our silent auction area shot up considerably thanks to the fantastic efforts of Rotarian Rodger Triftshauser. Although the club has other fundraisers throughout the year, they are usually dedicated toward a special project such as our recent Classical Piano Concert by Francesco Attesti for Rotary Gift of Life, Florida. But the Arts & Crafts Fair is our largest fundraiser. Its proceeds are placed in the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust Fund and are used throughout the year to support donation, contribution and scholarship giving. Tony Gropp, chair of the Rotary Trust reported that the majority of the year July 2012 to July 2013, giving has been concentrated locally. Our international giving is overseen by Chet Sadler. In this position Sadler, along with John Grey, has taken the opportunity to visit many of the countries receiving or needing funding to see where our money is being used and in what other ways SanibelCaptiva Rotary may help. Sadler and Grey have gone to Haiti and Guatemalatouring water project sites and the homes of Guatemalans who received cooking stoves purchased with our partner for this project, Miracles in Action. Sadler also explored and carried through on our micro-financing loan investment in Guatemala with project partner As Green as it Gets. Discussion is now under way regarding new giving opportunities. Recently the club put into play a new request for funds procedure. When a club member or even a snowbird is approached regarding possible funding, the proper paper work must be filled out before it is considered. Then the sponsoring member must present the giving opportunity before the clubs board of directors and the trust board with all information regarding the project. If the request is above $25,000, it must go in front of the entire membership. At this point the club has one local project in this category under consideration but not yet ready to be named. As some islanders may have noticed, Rotary fundraising efforts are still going on. You may have noticed our Rotary banners and display tables at Baileys General Store or posters somewhere else around town announcing and selling tickets for our Summer in the Colorado Mountains amazing raffle proceeds to be split between CROW on Sanibel and Polio Plus a Rotary International project funds which will be matched by the Gates Foundation to rid the globe of polio, and the World Health Organization, which just this week announced the goal oferadicating polio by 2018. Dont delay, buy your tickets now; the raffle will be drawn April 19 and you dont have to be here to win. Were at Baileys every weekend or contact Bill Raye at 395-2147 or The prize includes six nights in a luxury condo, car rental, golf, rodeo, boat rental, tubing, bike rental, horseback riding, plus dinners, picnic lunch, pool passes and kids activities. 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 Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, March 25, there were 10 tables in play at The Community House. The winners were: Tuesday, March 25 North/South 1. Dorothy Caswell and Will Smith 2. Susqn Greenberg and Elizabeth Tone 3, Lena Brown and Carol Bongard 4. Clara and Terry Terrano East/West 1. Vida Zubkus and Rick Smart 2. Mary and Dick Butler 3. Ann Cross and Susan Riley 4. Sharon Broadwell and Alaine Jass Thursday, March 27 On Thursday, March 27, there were nine tables in play. The winners were: North/South 1. Alaine Jass and Will Smith 2. Peggy Paxton and Noncy Traylor 3. Susan Greenberg and Elizabeth Tone 4. Clara and Terry Terrana East/West 1. Martha Stigler and Lois Townsend 2 (tied). Belle Lipsky and Gretchen Stuhr and Bob Ogden and Harvey Sugerman 4. Sue Danford and Richard Turney There are two ACBL-sanctioned games at The Community House, located at 2773 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The games are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. from the beginning of January through the end of April. For information, contact Susan Willoughby at 287-3258. Bill Raye and Scot Congress giving up-dates on Rotary Projects


7B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Island Seniors At The Center 4 LifeMeet your friends and make some new at the Center 4 Life. Browse through the following activities, then stop by to sign up. Whats Spreadsheet? With instructor Patty Waters,Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8 and 9, 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. Page Turners with Ann Rodman To be on the Page Turners list, email or contact the Center 4 Life. On Wednesday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m., the featured book is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The story begins on a warm summer night in North Carthage, Missouri. It is Nick and Amy Dunnes fifth wedding anniversary. Amy disappears. Amys diary has revelations. Nick is oddly evasive. Is he really the killer? The book was on The New York Times best seller list for 45 weeks. 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. 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. Available until April 17. 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. FGCU Community Engagement DayFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is hosting its 4th annual Community Engagement Day on Friday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Alico Arena, to showcase the best of the best community-based service projects completed by FGCU students over the past year. Students will display their collaborative and creative projects in a poster presentation format and share with attendees and judges the objective and the outcome of their project as well as reflect on what they learned from the experience. More than 300 students will present their work with over 60 non-profit and governmental community partners. The event will kick-off with a welcome address from Director of Community Engagement Jessica Rhea and Dean of Undergraduate Studies Jim Wohlpart. Keynote speakers (Catherine Gorman, recent FGCU alum, and Claire Gorman, FGCU senior) will follow with a presentation on their successful and sustainable service project, St. Baldricks Day. The event will culminate with an award ceremony led by FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw to recognize exemplary service. For more information, contact Jessica Rhea at 590-7016 or Lisa Paige at 5907015. 13901 Shell Point Plaza Fort Myers, Florida 33908 (239) 454-2077 Springs Assisted Living is part of Shell Points Integrated Healthcare System. Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. Shell Point. All rights reserved. SPG-197-13 0 8 0 8 n ng g ng ng n ng n g s s s s s s s s s n n n n n n n n istr istr istr str tr y of y of y of y of yof y of 1 197197971 1 1971979 1971 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 Navigating the myriad decisions in determining if Assisted Living is right for you or your loved one is just plain difficult. Levels of care. Different facilities. Quality. Affordability. All factors in ensuring an optimized quality of life. If youve got a question or a whole list of them meet with our assisted living experts, McKenzie or Vivian, today. With the well being of the individual as their highest priority, theyll give you answers that can assist you in making the most informed decisions possible. When you do, we also invite you to tour Shell Points newest assisted living facility, The Springs. With beautiful surroundings and Shell Points proven reputation, The Springs offers an affordable option on a month-to-month basis. 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ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 20148B SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL CAPTIVA Tracy Walters Tracy Walters REALTOR REALTOR 239.994.7975 239.994.7975 Connie Walters Connie Walters REALTOR REALTOR 239.841.4540 239.841.4540 John Naumann & Associates1149 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Let us help you become part of them too We are part of the Islands THE ONE & ONLY HOUSE YOU SHOULD BE PREVIEWING Talk to Tracy for your Private Showing or for more information, 239.994.79751500 Angel Drive Open Houses Daily Split Bedroom Floor Plan 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath Eat In Kitchen Florida Room with Views of San Carlos Bay Approximately 60 of dock with Lift included 2 vehicle Garage Private Pool with Great Entertaining spaceOffered at $1,295,000 Family Donates Funds For Sound Equipment At The Heights CenterGeorganne and Cliff Williams have made a $25,000 donation to The Heights Foundation to purchase sound equipment for the performing arts hall at The Heights Center. The Heights Center is available to residents of the neighborhood, as well as the broad community for dance, drama, and music classes and performances, said Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of the foundation. The purchase and installation of our new sound system helps us provide consistent, inclusive access to the expressive and cultural arts. We are grateful for the Williams familys generous support. The foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood and to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts. For more information visit or call 482-7706. Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of The Heights Foundation, Cliff and Georganne Wililams and Victor Mayeron 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.Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


9B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Sanibel Island Golf Club Annual AwardsOn Thursday, March 27, the mens and womens leagues held their annual awards party at the Blue Coyote Restaurant. Bev Wiseley won the 18-hole Presidents Cup and Terry Lohser was runner-up. Gerri Harrand won the 9-hole cup and Pat Kilkenny took second place. The most improved player for the season went to Kathy Krause. The Player of the Year award for the men is based on a point system. Points are awarded for first, second and third finishes in regular events with more points for top places in tournaments. The mens Player of the Year award went to Tom Rathbone, who won the White Tees Fall Classic and the Match Play tournaments as well as several top finishes on Tuesday and Saturday regular play. Other trophies were won by John Kilkenny for first place from the Gold Tees in the Fall Classic; Bob Hodosky for the Club Championship from the White Tees; and Marty Gallagher from the Gold tees. Jay Allen won the Match Play tournament from the Gold Tees. The Member/ Member award went to Bill Fellows and Fred Zimmer for first place and David Graham and Dick Cordair came in second. The most improved player was Guy Tober. Only one player made a hole-in-one during the year and that was Helmut Peters on the 13th hole on March 8. On Saturday, March 29, a few men braved the cold rainy conditions and the threesome of Tom Rathbone, David Smith and Fred St. Pierre were the winners. Sanibel Preschool Welcomes New Teacher Sanibel Christian Preschool, a ministry of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, welcomed Ana Abella as their new teacher for 3-year-olds. Abella brings her passion for early childhood education and bilingual skills (Spanish and English) to the preschool. She has already been sharing her gifts in music with the students from her degree in the music program at Florida Gulf Coast University and the arts at Edison State College. For over a decade, Abella has volunteered with several organizations to nurture and teach students as well as organized and directed music events for children of all age groups. Sanibel Christian Preschool is located at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and serves 3and 4-year-old students and is an approved VPK provider. They are currently accepting applications for the term beginning August 2014. For more information, call 472-0497 or see their Facebook page. President David Lewis, Assistant Pro Gene Taylor and Player of the Year Tom Rathbone Ana Abella Wendy Humphrey Gulf Shores Beach and Bayou: Colorful artists home in beachfront community. 4 bedrooms 3 bath plus office /media room and pool. Short Stroll to Beach: Build your perfect dream home on this large piece of land a short stroll from the beach on the western end of Sanibel. For more information please call Wendy Humphrey Independent Broker/Owner specializing in island properties for more than 20 years (239) 851-2301 E-mail: $749,000 $349,000 S hores Beach and u : Colorful artists i n beachfront comy 4 bedrooms 3 lus office /media a nd pool. p lease call r ey i alizing in island 2 0 years 0 1 P $749,000 Wendy Humphrey Gulf Shores Beach and Bayou: Colorful artists home in beachfront community. 4 bedrooms 3 bath plus office /media room and pool. Short Stroll to Beach: Build your perfect dream home on this large piece of land a short stroll from the beach on the western end of Sanibel. For more information please call Wendy Humphrey Independent Broker/Owner specializing in island properties for more than 20 years (239) 851-2301 E-mail: $749,000 $349,000 ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 ?


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12B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Tennis Team Wins Its DivisionThe Dunes Golf and Tennis Clubs Mens White B Tennis Team won the Mens 50-Plus Tennis League of Lee County White B flight championship. Led by team captain Phil Howard, the team amassed a total of 41 points out of a possible 60 in a six-team division. The second place team had 38 points. Each match consisted of four matches with each win counting one point toward the team total. We had a great year, said Howard. Traditionally, the winning team in the division moves up to the next level, so we are looking forward to the competition at a higher level next year. The teams winning season was capped off by a victory dinner celebration at The Dunes on March 23. Each member of the team received a trophy and the league will present a plaque to Howard at the April Captains Meeting to memorialize the win. Team members are Don Athey, John Bralove, Andy Berman, Manfred Dicks, Howard Dwyer, John Gersack, Fred Gobel, Phil Howard, Cliff Leach, Jerry Miller, Clint Parsons, Jimmy Fantozzi, Tom Settanni, Ray Vazquez and Steve Wassman. Front row from left, John Gersack and Ray Vazquez; second row, Tom Settanni, Fred Gobel, Don Athey, Clint Parsons, Jim Fantozzi and Cliff Leach; third row, Phil Howard, Manfred Dicks, Steve Wassman, John Bralove and Howard Dwyer; back row, Andy Berman Loggerhead Cay #353, 3rd floor 2 bedroom w/courtyard to gulf view $499K (left to right) Susan Andrews, Realtor Broker; David Anderson, Realtor ; Lisa Murty, Realtor ; & Elise Carnes, Licensed Assistant & Notary 2242 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Square #3 Mariner Pointe: #631, this view from easy-living 1st floor 2 bedroom $549K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 & L o t s . Dimmick Dr, next to preserved land$185K 5307 Umbrella Pool Rd nearbeach $399K 837 Limpet Dr, on intersecting canals$749K Cottage Colony West #119, this view & nets (yes, nets) nearly $40K/year $599K Mariner Pointe #711, groundfloor updated 3 bedroom, this view $599.9K Kings Crown #302, beachfront 2 bedroom on top floor w/this view $899K Sanibel Surfside #123, gulffront 2nd floor 2 bedroom w/this view $874K Sand Pointe #122, beach & sunset-view 2 bedroom, recently updated $749K Spanish Cay #A7, 2nd floor roomy 1 bedroom w/beach across street $274K Pointe Santo #C34, topfloor 1 bedroom w/this view to beach & income $499K Mariner Pointe #332, 2nd floor 2 bedroom w/bay, canal, marina views $520K Sandalfoot #5C1, cozy beach-front walkout grossing ~$60K/yr $699K 820 Angel Wing Dr, 3 bedroom pool home on seawall w/patio dock, seawall, 2 lifts $999K


239.472.3355949 Sand Castle Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957 Your Island. Your Club Come See Whats Happening at Your Club... JOIN NOW AND NEW MEMBERS SAVE UP TO $1000 For Reservations, call 239.472.3355 and visit for more information. PLAY 18 HOLES BEFORE 8:30AM FOR ONLY $99 The Dunes announces its brand new Spring Golf Rates. Only $109 for 18 holes of golf, The Dunes announces its brand new Spring Golf Rates. Only $109 for 18 holes of golf, $99 Early Bird Special if you play before 8:30am and only $70 Twilight Special if you play after $99 Early Bird Special if you play before 8:30am and only $70 Twilight Special if you play after 3:45pm. Become a Full Club member and pay only $23 everyday or even become a Social and 3:45pm. Become a Full Club member and pay only $23 everyday or even become a Social and Sports Member and pay only $45 on the weekend and $23 at Twilight. Sports Member and pay only $45 on the weekend and $23 at Twilight. COME OUT AND PLAY COME OUT AND PLAY e Dunes now hosts a live comedy show every month, bringing Laugh-In Comedy Cafe to the island. is month, April 17th, e Dunes will feature Frank Del Pizzo Frank has entertained a wide variety of diverse crowds, as the opening act for legendary comedians from Sam Kinison to Rita Rudner, and has thoroughly pleased every audience he encounters. Likeable and friendly, this New Jersey Native is able to take an audience on a journey that makes them feel like they have just taken a wild ride in the back seat of his car. From Las Vegas to ABC to A&E, Frank has traveled the country and the world delivering laugh after laugh wherever he goes. His unique ability to turn ordinary conversations into hilarious comedy routines has made him a highly sought after act by the nations top comedy clubs, colleges and corporations. His sharp, original comedic nature and quick wit make him a tough act to follow! Saturday, 4/12SEAHORSE FESTIVAL, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Food, Bar and Music 4pm LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC e PTA Seahorse Festival bene ts e Sanibel School. Funds raised will supplement school needs in the areas of technology, classroom necessities and foreign language. e festival will boast plenty of family-friendly games and activities with facepainting, a silent auction, live band, bounce house, food, and games for both kids & adults. Sunday, 4/6THE DUNES SUNDAY MIXED GOLF, 18 and 9 Holes 1pm & 4pm Come out and play 18 or 9 holes of golf with Friends and Family**JUNIOR MEMBERS PLAY FREE EVERY WEEKEND** Saturday & Sunday, 4/5-4/6SCCFS 22ND ANNUAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT Players and fans are invited to attend the 22nd Annual SCCF Tennis Tournament. Matches start at 8am each day, and a Players Party and special Exhibition Match will end the day on Saturday. ursday, 4/10MEMBER ONLY END OF SEASON CELEBRATION 6pm A Caddy Shack Celebration Dunes Womens Golf Association and Nifty Niners Golf Association name this seasons LADIES CLUB CHAMPIONS. Both events were 3 days of competitive golf, with a twist of fun that only the ladies can bring to the club and the sport. Nifty Niners award ringers to: Jeanne Mallon, Flight 3, Sue Norpell, Flight 2 and Judy Yenkole, Flight 1 Left to Right; Karen Hendricks, DWGA Championship Flight Winner with other Flight Winners, Jody Hawkins, Gussie Blue, Marlo Bamberger, Lee Bogan, Doris Dewitt, Leslie Simmons and Carol Brodersen 13B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014


14B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My grandchildren are coming to visit soon for their spring vacation. They are 7 and 9 years old. Both of them are very sweet but could use some extra help with their reading. I have an iPad and computer and I was hoping that you could suggest some activities that I could do with them that would be both fun and educational. Lydia H., Sanibel Lydia, You are a good grandmother! Learning can be fun. The iPad or other tablet devices are wonderful for providing both. Since your grandchildren are at different skill levels given their different ages and grades, you will probably need to use different apps or websites for each child. One of the easiest ways to use a tablet to increase reading skills is to record the child reading. Most kids love to watch videos of themselves. While they are having fun being recorded, they will be practicing their oral reading skills, which is very important and will serve to improve these skills. All you need to do for this is use the camera app and set it to video. If you have a dog, you may want to have each child read to the dog as well during the recording. Studies have found that children feel a sense of comfort when they read to dogs, and typically it reduces any nervousness they might feel about reading aloud. This technique is being used in schools and libraries across the United States now. Interactive books are another tool that can be used to help kids improve their reading skills. This activity gives kids a different way to listen and read. For your younger grandchild, www.storylineonline. net is a good place to begin. Your grandchild can choose from a wide variety of books, its free and celebrities read the books. Then, you can download the activity page that goes with the story so you and your grandchild can discuss the story in a couple of different ways www. Your older grandchild can choose from many different types of online reading at www. A very popular site that is free, is often used in schools and would be good for your younger grandchild is www.starfall. com. According to their website, it is a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. It includes a systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, and is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). You may want to direct your older grandchild to This is a well regarded website with lots of great educational activities for kids. It allows for more independence from the student. Kids have frequently mentioned to me how much they like this site. There are so many websites and apps to choose from now. These are just a few that are well regarded and free. Im sure you will be able to have fun using these and your grandchildren will most likely be learning a few new things as well. 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. St. Francis Xavier School Holds 75th Anniversary GalaSt. Francis Xavier School, the first Catholic school in Southwest Florida, is gearing up to host its 75th anniversary gala on Saturday, May 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lexington Country Club in Fort Myers. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. The school invites members of the community to join its festivities by participating in the gala, titled Celebrating Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The event will feature live music, dinner and silent auction. In addition, St. Francis Xavier School is accepting underwriting opportunities including sponsorships, gifts and in-kind donations. Proceeds from the silent auction, sponsorships, ticket sales and dedications will help fund tuition assistance and technology upgrades. On behalf of our St. Francis Xavier School family, I thank all those involved very much for your generosity in helping us continue our tradition of Connecting Faith and Families, said St. Francis Xavier School Principal Janet E. Ortenzo. Together we can ensure the future of our school and the fine quality education we provide our students. It was 1938, when five Franciscan Sisters from Allegany, New York, arrived in Fort Myers with a mission to establish a small Catholic school where children would receive an excellent academic education strongly rooted in the Catholic faith. This year, the school commemorates their legacy and milestone in education while recognizing the school and its 75th anniversary. Throughout the year, the school has honored the anniversary with numerous events for students and alumni as well as members of the community. For ticket and sponsorship information, call 334-7707. Edison State Hosts Job Fair April 15Career Services at Edison State College will host a Job Fair from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 in building U, room 102. This free event is open to the public and will feature a variety of businesses looking for employees to join their workforce. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes with them to this event and dress professionally. The Job Fair will provide employers with the opportunity to network with interested individuals, while allowing attendees the chance to ask questions about job openings. Positions available include full-time, part-time and internship possibilities. Currently, the following organizations have signed up to participate: Administrative Office of the Courts 20th Judicial Circuit; AAA Auto Club Group; A Better Healthcare; Alorica; Arthrex; Cape Coral Police Department; CareerSource Southwest Florida; Collier County Public Schools; Collier County Sheriffs Office; Computer Solutions of America; D.R. Horton, Inc.; Edison State College Human Resources; Edison State College School of Business and Technology; Enterprise Holdings (National, Enterprise car rental); Fastenal; Fort Myers Police Department; Health Force; Hertz Information Systems; Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office; Home Depot; Jasons Deli of SW Florida; Labor Ready; Lee Memorial Health System; Lowes; Marco Island Police Department; Nurse On Call; Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida; PACE Center For Girls; Platos Closet; Primerica Financial Services;; R & L Truckload and Global Logistics; Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa; Score Naples; SunTrust Banks; Securitas Security Services, USA, Inc.; Seminole Casino Immokalee; Shell Point Retirement Community; South Seas Island Resort; Spherion Staffing; Sundial Beach Resort and Spa; The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa; Waterman Broadcasting and Wells Fargo Bank. We are very excited to welcome so many reputable organizations who are seeking employees for a variety of job roles, said Kevin Kennedy, Career Services Coordinator at Edison State College. We try to provide as many opportunities and services to our students for job placement when they graduate, but we also want to open this particular event to anyone searching for a job in Southwest Florida. This event will take place on the Fort Myers campus, located at 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers. For more information about Career Services at Edison State College, visit careerservices or call 489-9394. Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 Is it time to nish your degree? We can help!Scholarships & mentors Read us online at


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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 Janet Santana, server at Cip's Place 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 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. 16B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014


RC OTTER'S, CANTINA CAPTIVA, SUNSHINE SEAFOOD, KEYLIME BISTRO AND CAPTIVA PIZZA, YOGURT & GIFTSFive Captiva eateries under the same ownership RC Otter's, Cantina Captiva, Sunshine Seafood, Keylime Bistro and Captiva Pizza, Yogurt & Gifts offer a fun and casual dining experience with a tropical flair reminiscent of Key West. RC Otter's and Keylime Bistro have live music outdoors most of the day. Cantina Captiva serves Mexican food. Sunshine Seafood Cafe Wine Bar specializes in fine dining with a very respectable wine list. You have your choice of dining inside or outdoors. continued on page 18B17B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 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 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. POCOLOCO Need a pick-me-up? Looking for some downtime? Either way, your best bet is PocoLoco on the tropical courtyard at Jerry's Center. Indoors or out you will savor gourmet coffee, tea, signature sandwiches, pastries, or a cone of the region's most popular ice cream, Love Boat. PocoLoco is the Sanibel source for this ice cream and always features a couple dozen delicious favors. Stop by, sit in the sunshine and chatter with six cheerful parrots for a unique and memorable experience. IL TESOROIl Tesoro serves authentic Italian food with the taste and feel of a Tuscan holiday, according to owner Chef AJ Black. He infuses flavors from the old world to the new world of cooking using only fresh seasonal ingredients to bring his dishes to life. Daily specials focus on pairing authentic meals with a bold array of fine Italian wines. Il Tesoro (The Treasure) serves dinner seven nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. ISLAND COWThe Island Cow is a family favorite with its colorful indoor and outdoor seating and live entertainment. Come as our guests leave as our friends! is the motto. The Cow serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh local seafood and meats and has an extensive childrens menu. Starbucks coffee is also on the menu. Breakfast is served between 7 and 11 a.m. Hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. JACARANDAThe Jacaranda Restaurant & Patio Lounge is a Sanibel mainstay. with a reputation for fine seafood and steaks. Dinner is served year round and starting Tuesday, November 12, the Jacaranda will be serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You can eat inside or outside on the pretty patio with its fairy lights and tropical vegetation. The Jac Bar with its live music nightly is the unofficial HQ for Sanibels social scene. The patio lounge menu includes a selection of happy apps for $5.95 and half price drinks during happy hour, 5 to 7 p.m. There is also a raw bar. Read us online at Site Visitation Landscape Design Installation Delivery Monthly Maintenance300 CENTER ROAD FORT MYERS FL 33907239.939.9663 www.NoLawn.comOpen Mon Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3pmGET REAL: GO NATIVE!WE CARRY THOUSANDS OF NATIVE WILDFLOWERS, TREES, SHRUBS, VINES, GRASSES & AQUATIC PLANTS 20% OFFEVERYTHINGthrough December


From page 17BRestaurants18B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 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. 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 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. 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. Read us online at SANIBEL CAFEThis longtime Sanibel restaurant specializes in island-style cooking in its open air kitchen. Early bird specials are available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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.) 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. 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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 Earl, with contemporary music and reggae; Thursday, Malibu Duo, contemporary, reggae and dance; Sunday, Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance. George & Wendys Seafood Grille has rock music tonight, Friday, by Marty Stokes & The Captiva Blues Band. Saturday its Robby 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. plus Chris Coile playing s and s hits. Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield are entertaining Wednesday and 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, Pianoman Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan with with smooth music for dancing; Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan; Sunday, Dusk Duo with Dean & Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals; Monday, Mike Arnone aka The Jersey Kid, pop pianist and vocalist performing everything from The Rat Pack to Mo-Town; Tuesday, Woody Brubaker on piano, saxophone, and vocals accompanied by Barbara Smith; Wednesday, Jazz Night with the Freestyle Jazz Quartet; Thursday, Pianoman Joe McCormick and vocalist Marvilla Marzan. Live entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Scott McDonald plays piano every Thursday, 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 Bad Banditos on Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Taylor Stokes 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 Saturdays from 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. RC Otters on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out. Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva features live music days and nights seven days a week.Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to or 395-2299. Spring Into Savings At The Community Thrift Store April 7On Monday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., shoppers are invited to Spring Into Savings at the Community Thrift Store. Guests will receive special discounts off already well-priced items during the stores Easter celebration. Bring an Easter bonnet for a contest that will be sure to evoke fond memories and traditions in the minds of many. Prizes will be awarded for customers wearing the best Easter bonnets in the following categories: Tea Party Most Outrageous Pure 5th Avenue The Community Thrift store is located in Miners Plaza, next to Planet Fitness, on the corner or McGregor Boulevard and Gladiolus in the Iona area of South Fort Myers. The store features home dcor, clothing, artwork, knickknacks, and furniture, as well as building supplies, construction materials, appliances, and fixtures. Tax-deductible receipts are available for individuals or organizations that donate items to the store. Regular store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New Exhibit, Summer Salon, At Watson McRaeThe opening reception for Watson McRae Gallerys final exhibit of the season, Summer Salon, will be on Tuesday, April 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery owner Maureen Watson, said, This exhibit is a group show of the artists featured at the gallery this season. Summer Salon provides you with an opportunity to see some of the work you might have missed and there were some terrific shows as well as, newcontinued on page 34B Trevor Earl plays contemporary music and reggae on Wednesdays at The Jacaranda LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Pool Service & Supply Free computerized water analysis FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way472-4100BANNER POOL SERVICE Ceramic sculpture by Cathy Rose 19B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014

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22B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: THE LEE COAST CHAPTER OF THE MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA IS SPONSORINGThe BOB JANES MEMORIAL GOLF OUTINGWEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014To Bene tWounded Warriors, their Families, and other Veterans in NeedFour Person Scramble at Shell Points Platinum 18-Hole Championship Golf CourseHonorary Chairman Rear Admiral Thomas F. Hall, USN (Ret)Former Chief of Naval Reserve, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve A airs, and Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Manpower and ReadinessThis event, honoring the former Mayor of Sanibel, Lee County Commissioner, and rst President of this chapter, will be hosted by Shell Point Golf Club Head Professional Gary Keating. A light breakfast will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, followed at 8:00 a.m. by the 18-Hole Four Person Scramble. Lunch will be provided at the conclusion of play, where winners will be announced and prizes awarded. The $125 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf plus cart, player gift bag, a light breakfast and lunch. The Lee Coast Chapter MOAA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with IRS Tax Number 260156596. Letters documenting that portion of the entry fee as a charitable donation will be mailed out following the Outing.To Sign Up, contact Entries Chairman John Bathke at (651) 503-8893 by Ed FrankTwo first-round selections in the major league baseball draft, a local high school graduate with an international background and an outfielder and first-baseman who led all minor leaguers last season in RBIs, headline the opening-day roster of the 2014 Fort Myers Miracle baseball team that begins play this weekend. In releasing the names of Miracle players for the new season, Brad Steil, director of minor operations for the Minnesota Twins, said it will be a competitive team under second-year manager Doug Mankiewicz, who guided the Miracle to a 79-56 record a year ago, including a Florida State League division championship in the seasons first-half. Those who have followed the career of the fiery Mankiewicz know he brings competitive leadership as a manager just as he did as a major league player for 12 seasons. He is only one of five American Major League players to win both a World Series (Boston 2004) and an Olympic Gold medal (Team USA 2000). The Miracle, a high Class A team, begin their 23d season in Fort Myers with their home opener this Saturday at Hammond Stadium against the Jupiter Hammerheads at 6:05 p.m. Free tickets for the opener are available at Wendys restaurants and Hess Express Stations. Fireworks will follow the game. The opening home stand includes a 4:05 p.m. game Sunday against Jupiter and a three-game series Tuesday through Thursday against the Charlotte Stonecrabs with 7:05 p.m. starts. The Miracle roster, according to Steil, includes former first-round picks Alex Wimmers, a right-handed pitcher, and Levi Michael, a shortstop. Wimmers, the Twins first-round selection in 2010, was a highly touted fireballer out of Ohio State University, who has seen little action the last two years as the result of Tommy John surgery. Michael was the Twins first round draft choice in 2011 and has played for the Miracle the last two seasons with a combined batting average of .239 and an on-base percentage of .236. There will be local interest in outfielder Max Kepler, a native of Germany and a former student at Fort Myers High School. The undrafted youngster is being promoted from Low A Cedar Rapids where he batted .237 in 61 games with 40 RBIs in 2013. He grew up in Berlin, where he played tennis, soccer, baseball, swimming and skiing. Both his parents were professional ballet dancers. Starting at first-base for the Miracle is D. J. Hicks who drove in 110 runs a year ago playing the first 89 games at Cedar Rapids and the final 42 here for the Miracle. The Florida native hit .297 at Cedar Rapids and .270 for the Miracle. Outfielder Adam Brett Walker is also moving up from Cedar Rapids where he batted .278 in 129 games while driving in 109 runs. Both Hicks and Walker were 2013 All-Stars in the Midwest League. Hicks and Walker combined led all minor league players a year ago in RBIs. The 2014 Miracle squad also includes pitchers Jason Wheeler, a left hander, with a combined 23-11 record and 3.57continued on page 23B Miracle Roster Has Diversified Talent Including Two First-Round Draft Picks Brad Steil, director of minor league operations for the Minnesota Twins SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 1990, two major-league pitchers, one in each league, tossed a no-hitter on the same day (June 29). Name the pitchers. 2. How many times has a Kansas City Royals player led the American League in batting average for a season? 3. Name the first college football bowl game in which two Heisman Trophy winners faced each other. 4. In 2013, Paul George became the fourth Indiana Pacer to be named the NBAs Most Improved Player. Name two of the first three. 5. When was the last time before the 2012-13 season that the Philadelphia Flyers missed the NHL playoffs? 6. In 2013, Austrias Marlies Schild became the all-time leader in World Cup slalom victories (35). Who had she been tied with? 7. Which golfer had the lowest four-round score in winning the Masters during the 1970s? ANSWERS 1. Dave Stewart (Oakland) and Fernando Valenzuela (Los Angeles Dodgers). 2. Four times -George Brett three times (1976, ), and Willie Wilson once (1982). 3. The 2005 Orange Bowl featured Southern Cals Matt Leinart and Oklahomas Jason White. 4. Jalen Rose (2000), Jermaine ONeal (2002) and Danny Granger (2009). 5. It was the 2006-07 season. 6. Switzerlands Vreni Schneider. 7. Ray Floyd had a 271 total in 1976.


23B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 From page 22BWheelerERA the last two years for the Miracle; Tyler Duffey, a right hander, who was a combined 7-7 last year at Cedar Rapids and Fort Myers; Brett Lee, right hander, 8-4 (2.95 ERA), at Cedar Rapids in 2013; Joshua Burris, right hander, 4-2 in 2013 at rookie level Elizabethton. Catching for the Miracle this season is Joel Polanco, who played 25 games last year for the Gulf Coast Twins rookie team, and Stuart Turner, who was drafted by the Twins in the third round of last years major league draft, and hit .264 in 34 games for Elizabethton. The Miracle play a 140-game schedule divided between a first-half season and a second-half season. There will be 62 home games with the final eight played at jetBlue Stadium to allow the second phase of Hammond Stadium remodeling. Everblades Enter Final Two Weeks of Season; Playoff Hopes Alive The Florida Everblades began the week one point behind Fort Wayne for the eighth and final playoff spot in the American Conference of the ECHL. With 73 points, one behind Fort Wayne and three behind seventh-place Wheeling, the local hockey team has advantage of playing the final six games of the regular season on home ice at Germain Arena The Everblades host South Carolina for three games this week, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Reading and Greenville provide the opposition the final week of the season. The Dunes Golf ClubBetter Of 4The Dunes Mens Golf Association played a 1-2-3 Net Better of 4 tournament on Wednesday, March 26. The results were: 1st Jay Sleiter 111 Jim Boughton Dan Alton Tom Shriner 2nd Jim Fantozzi 112 Tom Veratti Dave Jones 3rd Don Weymouth 116 David Dyke Ken Grosse Doug Tudhope CROW Classic Returning May 3 To The Sanibel Island Golf ClubThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. will host its 2nd annual CROW Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 3 at the Sanibel Island Golf Club. The event will feature 18 holes of golf with prizes to be awarded. In addition, there will be a silent auction of golf-related items. This four-person mystery scramble will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Blue Coyote. Entry fees for the tournament are $125 for individual players and $400 for foursomes. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Other sponsorship opportunities include lunch sponsor and event sponsor. Each sponsorship comes with several benefits. For more information on sponsorship or to request a registration form, contact James Robinson of CROW at 472-3644 ext. 221 or CROW Classic committee members Jeff Powers, Craig Albert, Jeff Burns and Jeff Haungs with the Sanibel Island Golf Clubs Drew Donnelly and Ed Lockard n 239-464-2984n n Sundial SelectionGulf front complex w/pools, tennis, on-site rentalsUnit D304 $339,000 1 BR/1BA, Furnished Unit Q202 $739,000 2 BR/2BA w/den, Gulf View Unit O307 $975,000 2 BR/2 BA w/den, Gulf Front Pointe Santo Best BuysPopular Gulf front complex w/ weekly rentals Beach frontage, pool, hot tub, tennisUnit B25 $749,000 2BR/2BA, Furnished Unit A2 $898,500 2BR/2BA, Furnished Gulf Front 3 BR Unit at High Tide3 BR/2.5 BA, remodeled corner unit Panoramic Gulf views, on prestigious West Gulf Dr. Stone ooring, granite counters, recessed lighting$1,299,000 Luxury Penthouse Condo On East EndSpacious 2800 Sqft. 3 BR/3 BA + den Private garage and cabana, rooftop sundeck Fireplace, hurricane shutters, wet bar & built in grill on lanai$2,299,000 Gulf Front 3 BR Shorewood Unit3 BR/3 BA, private garage, Gulf view Rare to market; small condo complex Weekly rentals; East End location$1,449,000 Desirable Wedgewood PenthouseSpacious 3 BR/3.5 BA + den, laundry Beautiful Gulf views over brick paved pool Rooftop sundeck overlooking the Gulf$1,369,000 Best of Loggerhead Cay We have the best units currently available at Loggerhead Cay. All have 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Community highlights include well maintained grounds, large pool, tennis, clubhouse, on-site management, weekly rentals, and pet friendly.Unit 451 $492,500 Upgraded kitchen, great location Unit 453 $519,000 Corner lanai, vaulted ceilings, Gulf views Unit 351 $548,000 Remodeled kitchen, Gulf views over courtyard Unit 373 $559,000 Beautifully remodeled with Gulf views Unit 574 $565,000 Great location & lowest priced unit in bldg. 5 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


24B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 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 LAWSanibel Residents The Sanctuary Golf Club Speakers Forum Hosts Financial Analyst DorseyThe third and final presentation at The Sanctuary Golf Club Speakers Forum was held on March 25. Financial analyst Pat Dorsey spoke to a crowd of over 100 members and guests on the topic How To Stay Cool In A Hot Market. Dorsey is the vice chairman and chief investment strategist at The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company and leads the investment team by guiding overall capital allocation and corporate strategy as a member of the companys executive committee. Before joining The Trust Company, he was director of equity research at Morningstar for over 10 years, where he was responsible for the overall direction of Morningstars equity research, as well as for communicating Morningstars ideas to the media and clients. He led the development of Morningstars economic moat ratings as well as the methodology behind Morningstars framework for competitive analysis. The author of two books, The Little Book That Builds Wealth and The Five Rules For Successful Investing, Dorsey was a weekly guest on Fox News Channels Bulls And Bears financial show for eight years. He has also appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNBC and CNN. Dorsey has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Business Week and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst. The two other Speaker Series events this year at The Sanctuary Golf Club were presented by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society showcasing the release of their new video and Jim Nathan, president of the Lee Memorial Health System, speaking on the details and impact of the Affordable Care Act. For more information about the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, visit or call 472-8300. Speakers Forum presenter Pat Dorsey, center, with The Sanctuary Golf Club members Sunny and A.J. ScribanteShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


25B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 WIDE OPEN VIEWS OF THE BAY Beautiful home and guest cottage with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths on Sanibel. New boat lift and dock. Wonderful Sunsets on the Bay. Prime location with over 1.5 acresAsking price is $1,395,000 furnished GORGEOUS LAKE-FRONT HOME ON SANIBEL Perfect oor plan with 3 bedrooms and 3 and 1/2 baths, huge kitchen for entertaining. Located on a very private over sized lot. Beautiful pool area in a serene tranquil setting. Asking price is $629,000 SUNDIAL FANTASTIC RENTAL INCOME! Spacious one bedroom, one bath oor plan with great views of the Gulf of Mexico. NET rental income of $35,000 to $41,500 per year.Asking price is $389,000 furnished HEART OF THE ISLANDS ON SANIBEL Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath Old Florida style home Association pool and tennisAsking price is $439,000 PRIVACY WITH A VIEW ON SANIBEL Spacious one bedroom, one bath condo with wonderful views. Sandy, shell strewn beach, pool and bikepath Asking price is $274,900.00 furnished Rose Gibney Dakos VIP Realty Group, Inc.Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Florida 1-239-851-5188 Cell800-553-7338 x 233 While I dont usually agree with New York Times columnist and Nobel economist Paul Krugman, he points out in a recent column that six of the 10 wealthiest Americans have inherited their wealth rather than earning it as self-made entrepreneurs. Krugman, in his continuing fascination with the issue of income inequality, quotes from French economist Thomas Pikketys book, Capital In The Twenty First Century, concluding that American capitalism is headed towards an oligarchy. Krugman advocates heavier taxes on unearned income and inheritances, claiming that todays elite start from a position of immense privilege which will one day, in his mind, lead to our societys decline. Reasonable minds may arrive at different conclusions as to whether dividends and capital gains should get preferential income tax treatment, or whether the estate tax is a necessary equilibrium to ensure that America doesnt develop a neer-do-well class. Nevertheless, its clear that those who inherit wealth and who have also been trained how to responsibly steward that wealth do have a leg up on those who dont. Youll note that I made the above assertion a two-part test. Inherited wealth is only one part of the equation. The second part is that those who inherit understand what it means to be a reasonable steward of that wealth. In order to gain that understanding, heirs must first understand how the wealth was earned, what it took to accumulate to grow it, and how to best consume and share it. From my vantage point, I can tell you that while many are good at creating the wealth, less are adept at passing down the wisdom that it took to make that wealth blossom for succeeding generations. Thats where your estate plan comes in. When one has any degree of wealth, ones estate plan could serve to help pass down at least part of your wisdom. Certainly a conversation or two or three is important, but actions speak louder than words. Those actions are codified in your legal documents through a variety of important decisions that might be glossed over unless they are viewed through the spectrum of teaching the next generation wealth management skills. Consider, as one example, who you name to become your successor trustee or agent under a durable power of attorney in the event of your disability. Suppose you name one of your children. Does that child have all of the tools that you possess to manage your financial, legal and tax affairs? Have they met your advisors? Is there a chance that if your child takes over your financial affairs during a time of your health crisis that he or she engage their own financial professional who you dont know and have any history with? Have you discussed risk tolerance and income tax issues with your adult child? Most Americans are reluctant to review these weighty matters with their adult children. Maybe they believe that money isnt something that proper individuals address. Or perhaps they fear that if their adult children really knew their parents net worth the children would develop unreasonable expectations over the sharing and use of that wealth. If these are topics that are just too troublesome for you to address with those that you have entrusted inside of your legal documents, then you might want to examine the reasons behind your trepidation. If those reasons tend to skew towards the fear of your adult childrens expectations, then perhaps those children arent the best individuals to serve you in a time of crisis. If, on the other hand, your children are perfectly responsible individuals but have no knowledge as to your financial and legal affairs, have you not put them in a boat, rowed out to the middle of the lake and tossed them in to see if they can swim? Have you considered naming one of your financial advisors or the financial firm you work with as a co-trustee with your child to give them a life vest, if only for a stated period of time after which the child becomes the sole decision maker? The same issues hold true when you die. If your loved ones have not had any experience handling all of the various decisions that are second nature to you and suddenly inherit a significant amount of wealth have you done them any favors? Ive suggested to several clients a strategy involving staged distributions no matter the loved ones age. This obviously would involve a third party trustee whether it is a trust company or a friend or relative who might provide a steadier hand on the rudder until the heir has had a couple of years experience handling inherited wealth. These decisions are all very important and warrant more than a simple answer to the question, who do you want to serve as your power of attorney? Whether you agree with Krugman or not as to whether government should have a hand in your wealths redistribution so long as you can legally pass it down to the loved ones you choose why not also build into your plan some of your accumulated lifes wisdom? Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerThink Your Estate Plan Isnt Important? Think Againby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA


26B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Superior InteriorsColor Your Bedroom... Beautifully!by Jeanie TinchConfused about selecting a color scheme for your master bedroom? Consider these quick tips, so that your ultimate selection will be the perfect choice! Use Color Unequally for better color proportion and balance. While this may sound like a complete contradiction, it truly works. Consider a deep dramatic shade to create an accent wall behind your bed. Then, by coloring your adjoining walls a lighter hue of the same color, you will have instantly created a more visually interesting space. Use Lighter Colors to create a feeling of spaciousness. Paler shades naturally reflect light rays instead of absorbing them. A lighter color palette would be particularly important if your bedroom isnt as large as youd like. By coloring the walls in paler hues, youll actually be giving your bedroom a more expansive feel. Use Bright, Strong Colors to create a warm, cozy feeling. This color tip is especially important if you have a large, spacious bedroom with very high ceilings. Warmer colors tend to humanize large spaces, making them more livable and welcoming. Pay Close Attention to the rooms architectural features and details. To emphasize interesting and desirable architectural features, like a tray ceiling, enhance the area with stronger, contracting colors. Conversely, to camouflage archtectural defects, a more neutral paint color of the same tonal value will help to blend your walls, ceiling and floors and hide those unhappy features. It is advisable to select colors for upholstery, bedding and drapery fabrics first and select your wall, ceiling and floor colors by pulling your favorite color from your fabrics. While paint is the first thing you do, it is the last thing you select. Remember to take your wood tones into consideration they are also a very important part of your overall color scheme. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Michael J. Fox Foundation Rep To Present Research Updates At Hope Parkinson Education Event April 11The Hope Parkinson Program will feature Patricia Radford, associate director of advancement for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research, at Hopes Community Education event on Friday, April 11. The free event, open to the public, will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Edison State College U-Building, located at 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers. Radford will present the latest research updates on behalf of the foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure and ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinsons disease. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. Health care professionals, therapists, volunteers, caregivers and those living with Parkinsons disease encouraged to attend. This event coincides with Parkinson Awareness Month and seeks to share new information regarding the chronic, progressive neurological disease that affects movement, speaking and cognitive function. To register for the Hope Parkinson Program Community Education event, call 877856-2449. The Hope Parkinson Program is a complimentary service created to help individuals and their care partners live well while coping with the effects of the disease. The program is designed to add quality of life through educational events, exercise and movement classes, emotional support and creative and social opportunities. For more information, visit U.S. Postal Service Celebrates StarSpangled BannerThe U.S. Postal Service showcased the Star-Spangled Banner Forever Stamp during a special ceremony at the Smithsonians National Museum of American History, home to the 15-star, 15-stripe flag that inspired the national anthem. Issued on January 28, the stamp was featured at the museum to commemorate the 200th anniversary of The StarSpangled Banner. The Star-Spangled Banner Forever Stamp is on sale today at Post Offices nationwide, online at usps. com/stamps, at the Postal Store on eBay at, and by calling 800STAMP24 (800-782-6724). The formats available are a booklet of 20 stamps, coil of 100 stamps, and an ATM sheetlet of 18 stamps. This stamp design features a photograph of the flag that flies over Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland. This flag is a replica of the one that inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner after realizing Fort McHenry had withstood the British attack of September 13 and 14, 1814. The picture of the flag was taken against a backdrop of fireworks during an annual celebration of Defenders Day, a legal holiday in the state of Maryland commemorating the successful defense of the city of Baltimore on September 12, 1814 from an invading British force during the War of 1812. Customers may view the StarSpangled Banner Forever Stamp, as well as a preview of many of this years other stamps, on Facebook at USPSStamps, on Twitter@USPSstamps or on the website Cycling Safety Notes USE CAUTION WHEN CROSSING STREETS, AND DO SO AT LEGAL CROSSWALKS, IF POSSIBLE Always use caution when crossing any street (or driveway) that intersects with our Paths; use the crosswalk if available. And be courteous to drivers. If cars are waiting at a four-way or other intersection when you approach, stop and let them have their turn. Its the Sanibel way of treating each other with respect. 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27B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014Special Pieces Donated For Bling Bash To Smash Slavery Live AuctionTwo master artisans have agreed to donate special gifts to the live auction at the Bling Bash To Smash Slavery this Saturday because of their commitment to the mission of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. Mark Loren Designs is creating a special, one-of-a-kind piece (value $500 to $1,000) for the live auction. Internationally-known sculptor Luc Century has created a beautiful, graceful bowl surrounded by burrowing owls, anhinga, ibis and a yellow crown night heron (value $400) for the auction, which will be conducted by professional auctioneer Jean Baer at the 2nd annual Bling Bash To Smash Slavery, held on April 5 at the Forever Green Shops on Sanibel to support the work of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. The event will take place between 3 and 6 p.m., with the awarding of the 2014 Human Trafficking Awareness Partner Award to Yaro Garcia of ACT for her leadership, collaboration and service to the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition at 4:45 p.m. and the Live Auction at 5 p.m. Jewelry from other local designers and a gift certificate toward a custom jewelry design from Bradley Jewelers and resort stays will also be auctioned, along with a combination fishing trip/beauty treatment by Mary Anne and Joe Blanda. Meanwhile at Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships offices, their volunteers and employees have been shining up previously-loved jewelry, packaging over 50 silent auction items, coordinating with local designer Lindy Holt, prepping for the presentation of the 2014 Human Trafficking Awareness Partner Award, and working with sponsors and hosts including Cips Place, Eileen Fisher, Wells Fargo, Bank of the Islands and the Forever Green Shops. Raffles, special events, food and a junior DJ are all ready to roll. The first silent auction ends at 4:30 p.m., the award presentation begins at 4:45 p.m. and the live auction starts at 5 p.m. The second silent auction ends at 5:30 p.m. and the raffle will be drawn at 6 p.m. Canapes and wine are available throughout and Cips is donating a portion of proceeds all meals from 3 p.m. to closing. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 472-0223. Human Trafficking is a serious problem in Southwest Florida. As we educate the public and community organizations and, especially, youth about the dangers of human trafficking, we work to make an impact by working with other agencies and community groups like the Lee Memorial Health System and libraries through our Point of Contact, Point of Rescue program. Through the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition, composed of local grassroots, governmental agencies and law enforcement agencies, we have organized a community-wide Slave-Free Southwest Florida event, which drew over 1,000 participants in Bonita Springs, with the next one to be held at the Heights Center. The increase in awareness and efficacy of the prevention programs over the past years has been dramatic, said Nola Theiss, executive director of HTAP. Over 120 victims have been identified and treated in the last five years, primarily by ACT, the agency honored this year. The suggested admission donation is $20, which includes six raffle tickets and special opportunities, but all are welcome to visit and shop. Contact 415-2635 or info@ Professional auctioneer Jean Baer, left, with Nola Theiss of HTAP Beautiful Luc Century bowl with birds and a graceful shape Last years Bling Bash at the Forever Green Shops on Sanibel This one-of-a-kind necklace was designed and created especially for this event by the team at Mark Loren Designs in Fort Myers. The Natural Quartz geode crystal frames an 8.17ct blue topaz accented by round brilliant diamonds. The piece is hand-fabricated in 14k yellow and white gold and is suspended from a stainless steel snake chain. The necklace is handsigned and dated by Mark Loren. The value of the necklace is $895.00 bt bt nbfrrt nbfrrt rfrtrbrfbt rrbfrt rrbfrt tb!r tb!r f"fbr f"fbr #rrrfr$ rfbr$b #rrrfr$ rfbr$b %r&#brftfrrrfbrt&rr %r&#brftfrrrfbrt&rr 'r$$rtrf#bfbft 'r$$rtrf#bfbft(#rff)* t ##bfrf +,)-... +,)-... /-.01rb&bf2r'" br /-.0rb&bf2r'" br Email your editorial copy to:


28B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Insurance Tip Latest News On Flood Insuranceby Angela Larson RoehlAs most of you probably now know, the President did sign the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014. So, what happens now? We now have to patiently wait while FEMA works on the regulations to implement the following changes, which could take as long as a year before the changes are implemented. What will be changing? Caps annual rate increases at an average of 15 percent for most residential policies New policies on pre-FIRM properties will not require elevation certificates or photos Homebuyers do not need to pay the full-risk rate for pre-FIRMs at the time of purchase Pre-FIRM homeowners would not be required to pay the full-risk rate if they voluntarily purchase as policy Grandfathering restored Newly-mapped properties will be treated like subsidized, grandfathered properties Refunds to policyholders who have overpaid premiums under Biggert-Waters Businesses, secondary homes and sever-repetitive properties will continue to see premiums increase up to 25 percent a year until reaching a level consistent with the actuarial rate Most policies will include $25 surcharge, however, businesses and second homes will accrue a $250 fee As I stated above, the changes could take as much as a year to implement, so for now we have to still comply with Biggert-Waters regulations. The good news is that we know that change is coming we just do not know the exact date. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience. She can be reached at Eden Energy MedicineUse This Routine To Avoid Jetlagby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAMLOur ancestors did not evolve to be removed from the electromagnetic frequencies of the Earth for periods of time. The Earth has meridians just like our bodies, so when we change time zones our bodies are not in sync with the new time zones where we land thus that feeling of jetlag. Since most of us fly, it is helpful to have a tool to cope with jetlag. What creates jet lag anyway? Our 14 meridians (each associated with an organ of the body) acclimate to the electromagnetic environment in the time zone you are in. Each meridian has a specific time of the day with which it is associated. For example, the heart meridians high tide is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. When our body is placed into a new time zone, the systems continue to operate in the zone you just left. If we leave Fort Myers at 11:30 a.m., we are in the heart time. When we arrive in California three hours later (which would be 2:30 p.m. Fort Myers time, but California time it is still 11:30 a.m.), our body is still operating as if it has moved on to the high tide of small intestine (1 to 3 p.m.). So, our systems experience a lag and sluggishness since they are no longer in sync with the rhythms of the Earth as they seek to find balance. If you travel from California to London, you will pass through five time zones. To address jet lag, Donna Eden has suggested several techniques that help. First she suggests doing the 3 Thumps (part of the 5-Minute Routine) every several hours. K 27 thump keeps the meridians all flowing forward; Thymus thump boosts the immune system; and Spleen thump helps balance the blood chemistry. Additionally, do the Connecting Heaven and Earth Exercise several times (page 266 of EEM book or see my blog for previous columns). The following method is wonderful to reset the meridians so they are in sync with the time zone of your destination. The chart below is from EEM book, page 145 and will be used to tap acupressure points on each meridian. Take it with you when you fly. 1. Determine the current time where located and at your destination city. Look at the chart and find the meridian time for the city where located together with the acupressure point on the figure. Do the same for the destination city. 2. With pressure, tap both acupressure points simultaneously or in sequence for one minute. Do one side of the body with both points and then do the other side. Repeat every two hours on the next pair of meridians; i.e. move down the list to the next meridian below the original time for current location and for your destination. 3. If the flight is eight hours or more, locate the acupressure point for the expected arrival time and for the last four hours of the flight, tap this point simultaneously on both the right and left side of the body for one minute each hour. Finally, I trace my meridians with the new time zone, which is another way to adjust (see my blog of prior columns or EEM book). These tools have worked for me over the last seven years consistently and I fly at least once or twice each month. Try it, it does work. Next weeks topic is Sniffles, colds, dry cough let EEM help! If you have a questions email her at 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. Jet lag pressure points chart To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. 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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. Shell Point Welcomes Residents To April Informational MeetingsResidents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 2 p.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on April 8, 16, 22 and 30. Meetings will also be held at 10 a.m. on April 9, 23 and 29. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family and twin villa homes along with a community center and a pool. Admission to these informative sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by visiting or calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. Shell Point Retirement Community in South Fort Myers Humidistatsby Bryan HayesThere are a great deal of aftermarket items that you will be offered for your air conditioning system. Some are great, some are snake oil. There is one add-on that I fully endorse: a humidistat. Why you should have a humidistat? Before I can explain the why, I need to explain the what of a humidistat. Like a thermostat, a humidistat is simply a switch. It turns your air conditioning system on and off depending on the settings and what the environmental conditions. In the case of the thermostat, the trigger or what turns it on, is temperature. The same holds true with a humidistat. The only difference is the trigger is humidity. The system is turned on by rising humidity. Let me stress that thermostats are used when you are at home; humidistats are used when you leave town. So onto the why you should have a humidistat. There are several reasons: it will save you money on your electric bill, it will save on wear and tear on your system, it extends the life of your system and it is the most effective way of preventing microorganism growth in your home. The last fact is probably the most important one. There are certain parameters that are required in order for microorganism to grow. The most important factor is moisture or in this case humidity. The main function of a humidistat is to run your a/c system until the air inside the conditioned space is below a certain humidity level. No humidity, no microorganism growth, no fuzzy mess. The bottom line is humidastats are great devices, inexpensive to have installed and the savings that you will experience usually offset the costs of installation within a year or two. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email 29B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014


30B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 deaRPharmacistStop Painful Nerve Pain In Its Tracksby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have neuropathies all over my body; it feels like pins and needles. I take pain medications. Is there anything natural I can do or take? GD, Seattle, Colorado Neuropathy may cause more than the discomfort you describe. It can also cause pain, weakness, dizziness when standing up, burning sensations (even in the tongue), shooting pain, trigeminal neuralgia, tingling, numbness, cystitis, urinary urgency and vibration/buzzing sensations. In men, erectile dysfunction is possible. Recognizing that your neuropathy is related to another disorder is huge. If you treat the neuropathy as a disease in and of itself, then you miss the big picture, and the opportunity to cure yourself. Neuropathy is a symptom of post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles), high insulin, diabetes, gluten sensitivity or Celiac, heavy metal toxicity, autoimmune disorders, Lyme disease and medications. A little known fact is that medications can mug your body of nutrients that would otherwise protect your nerves, so neuropathy pain is a side effect. The list of drugs that can indirectly do this goes is in the hundreds and some classic offenders include antacids, acid blockers, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, corticosteroids, statin cholesterol reducers, breast cancer drugs and fluoroquinolone antibiotics. That last class of drugs, the fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Floxin, Avelox, Levaquin) have a fluoride backbone. Fluoride is known to harm the thyroid gland, reduce thyroid production and cause irreversible damage to the nervous system. One solution for neuropathies is to reduce insulin and blood sugar. My book, Diabetes Without Drugs, offers natural remedies to help. Id get off medications that cause neuropathies (with physician approval) and simultaneously get on medications that support nerve growth. Thyroid medications, specifically T3 and/or growth hormone shots can help. If your doctor approves and supervises you, you could take a few of the following supplements. Its all trial and error; I dont know whats right for you: Thiamine A glass of wine every night can steal nerve-protective nutrients like vitamin B1 (thiamine). You can also try benfotiamine, a fat-soluble form of thiamine. Probiotics Sounds strange, but heres a connection: Probiotics allow you to make methylcobalamin (vitamin B12) which you need to produce myelin and protect the nerve cells. Methylcobalamin (B12) When your body starves for B12, you lose the myelin sheath and your nerves short circuit. This can cause neuropathy and depression. There are dozens of drug muggers of B12, including the diabetic medications that you take as well as processed foods, sugar, antibiotics, estrogen hormones and acid blockers. Lipoic Acid You can buy it as alpha at any health food store, or R lipoic acid as a more bioavailable form. This antioxidant squashes free radicals that attack your myelin sheath and fray your nerve wiring. It reduces blood sugar, too. High doses are needed to improve nerve pain, however, if you take high doses, you need to also supplement with a little biotin. The reason is because lipoic acid is a drug mugger of biotin. 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 Free Health Screenings At The Rec Complimentary diabetes, glaucoma, hearing and blood pressure screenings will be performed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 31 at the Sanibel Recreation Center, courtesy of Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club. The diabetes test uses a tiny drop of blood extracted with an almost painless prick of the finger, which is then read by a blood glucose meter in five seconds. The glaucoma test checks peripheral vision and eye pressure, which can detect existing eye damage and/or provide predictive information. The Lion screeners have been trained and certified by a doctor and use all appropriate methods to insure antiseptic conditions and privacy during the screening. Screenings are performed on a first come, first served basis. Finding and treating eye disease early is the best way to limit the effects of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. If left untreated, they may cause severe vision loss or even blindness. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 4720345 or visit for further information. Reservations: 239.437.3900 se habla espaol Visit us online at www.DrPrendiville.comLook Young AgainJoin us for a free facial rejuvenation seminar. Learn the advancements in facial rejuvenation from Southwest Floridas facial expert.Friday, April 11 at 11:30amSanibel Harbour 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive Fort Myers, FL 33908 Space Is Limited. Reserve your spot today!Stephen Prendiville, MDFellowship Trained & Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon FREE SEMINAR 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


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,Our father and mother were happily married for over 50 years. My father enjoyed very good health in spite of rarely going to a doctor. He did not trust any doctor, for reasons we never knew. Our mother just went along to get along with his outdated ideas. Suddenly, she developed very strange symptoms. She went to a doctor and was immediately put into a hospital and died in three days. He is now even more convinced that had our mother not gone to the doctor, she would be alive today.What can we say to let him know how wrong he is? Russ Dear Russ, Sounds like your father has a long standing fixed belief about medical care. You most likely will not be able to make him change his mind; only respectfully agree to disagree with him. Pryce Dear Russ, It is very sad when people do not trust others in spite of their credentials and probably your father would be outraged if anyone would be untrusting of his professional advice. You are never going to change him regardless of what evidence is available. Just let your father do as he pleases with his life, but take care of your family and your own health. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is Mobile MammogramsWomen of all ages will have local access to mammography services on Monday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., when FISH of Sanibel-Captiva sponsors the Radiology Regional Center Mobile Mammogram. Mammograms are x-rays of the breast, continuing to be the gold standard and the key to life-saving early detection of breast cancer. Early detection allows for a greater number of options for treatment and a better chance of survival. The Radiology Regional Centers Mobile Mammography Coach is a customized, mobile breastimaging clinic, bringing the latest technology in digital mammography directly to you. Convenience, state-of-the-art technology, and exceptional quality are the reasons why women choose this service. The mobile mammography trailer will be stationed at the Baileys General Store parking lot. Residents can book an appointment or learn more about the program by calling 472-4775. No prescription is necessary for this service, and FISH may be able to provide financial assistance to those without insurance or with limited financial resources. Mental Health First Aid Offered By SalusCare Do you know the danger signs of mental illness or substance abuse? If your child suddenly experiences depression or withdrawal from enjoyable activities, would you know what to do? Now, theres a new nationally recognized day-long program to help parents, friends and neighbors identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse before a crisis occurs. Called Youth Mental Health First Aid, the program is offered by SalusCare, Inc., the largest, most comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment program in Southwest Florida. Approximately 10 percent of children in the United States will suffer from a mental illness this year, making mental disorders more common than heart disease and cancer combined as the leading Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Rehabilitation Licensed, Experienced Therapists Medicare Providers One-on-One Scheduling in our Full-Service Clinic 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 (in the Sanibel Square) Tel: (239) 395-5858 Reduce pain, restore mobility and return to your active lifestyle! MA# 27832 PT# 13489 causes of death, according to SalusCare officials. The eight-hour class will be offered four times: Wednesday, April 30; Saturday, May 10; Wednesday, May 28; and Friday, June 20. All classes will be offered at SalusCares Evans Avenue Campus at 3763 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class costs $25, including all training materials. Registration is available at by printing and completing the form and mailing to SalusCare, Attn: MH First Aid, 3763 Evans Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Mental Health First Aid is managed and operated by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and is endorsed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). All classes are taught by Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors. Just as CPR training helps a layperson with no clinical training, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis, such as contemplating suicide. The goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives, said Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor Laura Youngfleisch, who is clinical manager of childrens outreach mental health services at SalusCare, Inc. Participants will learn a simple fivestep strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual, and identifying appropriate help and other supports. The training is ideal for parents, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals and caring citizens. Each class is limited to 25 participants. The class already has been offered to first responders, such as law enforcement, with good results, Youngfleisch said. People who have taken the course tell us they have a better understanding of mental health signs and symptoms and how to apply what they have learned in an everyday setting. One participant said, learning what to do and how to help was an invaluable experience. Youngfleisch also reported that another responder said, This course was not only informative and helpful, but the instructors made it a lot of fun to complete. Mental Health First Aid is available for both adult and youth populations and can be tailored for specific groups such as schools, child care centers, businesses, senior living facilities, and healthcare organizations. Sessions can be scheduled at a location of their choice at a time that is convenient for them. For more information, contact Youngfleisch at 791-1536 or Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: Can you recommend some basic tools to help manage stress from a mind and body perspective?A: There are tools to manage your stress and embrace change positively for an optimal healthy lifestyle so you can feel better physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually: For Physical Health Management Prevention is the best medicine. Those things that make us healthy also make us happy and fulfilled. The choices you make in your life can add or subtract up to 15 years to your life expectancy. The human body ages more slowly under optimal conditions. This can be created through our lifestyle choices. a. Eat a healthy diet rich in nutrientsadd protein, fresh whole foods, foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids that contribute to a healthy immune system, and maintain healthy body weight so you feel balanced. A nutritional counselor can help. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.b. Regular exercise can add seven years to your life, improves your mood, improves your sex life, keeps your bones healthy, and improves your overall life span.c. Additional ways to manage stress includes getting regular massages, hydrotherapy, go out in nature, breathe and get plenty of rest. For Emotional Health Management a. Cultivate healthy, nurturing relationships with others; we grow with love, not criticism. Spend time with pets, yours or others. Practice the art of extreme self-care. Its also OK to say no and set healthy boundaries as that can be a yes for you. b. Maintain low levels of stress, conflict and worry. Keep a positive attitude; attitude with gratitude. Remove things from your life which are no longer aligned with your highest good. Passionately pursue goals in life. c. Use your ability to have fun and use humor (read, watch comedies, etc.) and play. d. Unplug and take time away from electronic devices. A healthy lifestyle is the key to sustaining change. For Spiritual Health Management a. Have a purpose and meaning. Ask yourself what matters most in your life and pay attention to using that to your highest good. b. Have some kind of reflection and contemplation; music therapy is good to sooth the soul. c. Have a daily meditation practice; read literature or write in a journal. If you need some guidance, talk with clergy, a counselor or life coach. d. Live in the present moment. Let go of the past, for you cannot change it. It is over. Move forward with excitement and gratitude for what you do have. Send your editorial copy 31B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014


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answer on page 35BSUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS 33B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 CO MPUTER S CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & Operated ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS G LA SS 2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975 Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass Specialists in impact condo complex replacement H O ME S TA G IN G SHERRI MARTINOWNER(239) 233-7823 SHERRI@SANIBELHOMESTAGING.COMWWW.SANIBELHOMESTAGING.COMStaging Sanibel, Captiva & the Surrounding Area UPH O L S TERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandPET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Top 10 Real Estate Sales34B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.comDESIGN AND REMODELING INTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128TREE & LAWN C ARE Jesus Hernandez LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE 482-7350 We Service All your Landscape Needs FULL Landscaping SERVICES Tree TRIMMING AND REMOVAL Stump Grinding SANIBEL INVASIVE VEGETATION REMOVAL MONTHLY MAINTENANCE SERVICES FREE Landscape Consultation and LANDSCAPE Designs LANDSCAPE REFURBISHING MULCHING RIP RAP GRAVEL DRIVEWAYS CUSTOM PAVERS NOW OFFERING IRRIGATION WET CHECKOver 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myerslicensed insured bondedNEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R N Cbtn f Rr CGC1517615www.dbrowngc.com239-593-1998 A BBB Accredited Business with an +A Rating Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Ibis Cove At Bonita BayBonita Springs 2002 4,932 $1,950,000 $1,750,000 251 Banyan Cove Bonita Springs 2002 4,406 $1,575,000 $1,495,000 3 Metes And Bounds Captiva 1983 5,712 $1,595,000 $1,450,000 29 Hawthorne Bonita Springs 2003 2,700 $789,000 $765,000 23 Pelican Landing Bonita Springs 1995 2,752 $695,000 $690,000 371 York Manor Fort Myers 1973 5,147 $729,000 $670,000 197 Wildcat Run Estero 2006 3,066 $699,000 $665,000 2 Cape Coral Cape Coral 1994 2,596 $699,000 $660,000 62 Mcgregor Reserve Fort Myers 2005 4,503 $649,900 $625,000 27 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2005 2,617 $579,000 $560,000 55Courtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate From page 19BWatson McRaepieces from several of the artists, including Sheena Camerons Messenger Horses, new ceramic sculptures by Sheryl Zacharia and Cathy Rose and blown glass by John Geci. The Book Art Exhibit, Bound and Beautiful, has delighted many who were not aware of this art form or did not realize the array of art in this genre, Watson said. Seven artists have either used books to make art or made books that are art the quality is superb and the stories, poetry and illustrations are brilliant. That exhibit closes Saturday, April 5. The gallery will remain open through the summer. Watson McRae Gallery is in The Village Shops, 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Ceramic sculpture by Sheryl Zacharia


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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 36B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 REAL ESTATETO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: CLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED RS 3/21 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COMC M F Y Pbtn T Looking for a Home in McGregor Woods ? VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA AVAILABLE APRIL 2014 Bright, Clean, Modern Call Bob 410-913-2234 RS 2/28 CC TFN WATCH THE OCEAN FROM BEDSanibel Direct Gulf Front Panoramic View Big Luxury Lanai w/Glass Doors. 2B/2Ba. WIFI-Beach Items-3 Flat Screen TVs w/DVD Details & Photos: RS 3/28 CC 4/25 COMMERCIAL RENTALRESTAURANT, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716RR 1/17 NC TFN PRIME 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.comRS 3/28 CC 4/4 REAL ESTATEGARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTINGRICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER239-472-5147garciaonsanibel.comOffering Personal, Private, and Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. 30 Year Resident of Sanibel. Licensed in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.RS 4/4 CC 4/25 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since RS 3/28 BM TFNGULF FRONT Fully Furnished 2/2 Condo. Pool/Tennis. $3,500/mo. GREAT DEAL NOW RENT TILL NOV. 1 RIGHT ACROSS FROM BEACH Furnished two BR/two baths. Pool/Tennis. Discounted $900/mo. 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. CAPTIVA BAY SIDE Ground Level 3/2 UF with pool. Beach and Bay access. $3,000/mo. ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE IN PARADISECondo in Captains Walk on the historic east end of the island. Quiet neighborhood, canal-front. 2 bedroom, 1 bath $1,500/month Duplex Unit on Sunrise Circle mid island. Pet friendly. 2 bedroom, 2 bath $1,800/month Triplex Unit mid island. Shared screened-in pool. Pet friendly. 3 bedroom, 2 bath $2,100/month Please call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920RS 3/14 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALThree bedroom, three full baths, elevated pool home, unfurnished. West end location, close to Bowmans Beach. Available June 1st, $2,600 per month which includes pool and landscaping. Call KC for more information, 239-470-1516. NS 3/28 CC 4/4 ANNUAL HOUSE RENTAL3 Bed,2 Bath 1200 sq/ft home available May 1, 2014. This renovated island cottage has original 1950s wood work with cathedral ceiling in living space. Modern updates include new kitchen cabinets, appliances and granite countertop. Bedrooms and baths are tiled. Large ensuite master with French doors to screened deck. Rear view to the preserve. Convenient to shopping but a short bike ride to beach on West Gulf. Washer/dryer hookups. Call 207-720-0330 for info and application. NS 4/4 CC TFN VACATION RENTALPRIVATE BEACH ACCESSGulf Pines 3BR/2BTH Lanai Pool,Tennis, WI/FI Available March &/or April Call Cathy 786-877-5330 NS 1/17 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 3/21 CC TFN SERVICES OFFERED FOR RENTDUNES TOWNHOUSESpacious, furnished townhouse with 3+ bdrms./ 3 baths, avail. May-Dec. for $1,600. mo. Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and a 2 car garage. View is of propertys swimming pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay. Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: RS 2/14 CC TFN ANNUAL OR LONG TERM SANIBEL RENTAL WANTEDCouple seeking 8-12 month rental house/ condo on Sanibel, preferably located on a quiet street on the north west side of the island, between Rabbit Road and Blind Pass. Rental to begin October 1, 2014. Non-smoking, no pets. Require 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, washer/dryer, internet & cable TV. Please contact Cynthia at or call 508-654-3598.NS 3/14 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDSANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDMarried couple with daughter seeking 3+ BR Single Family House East of Rabbit Road Starting after May 15, 2014. No smoking. No pets. Please contact Bart at bzautcke@gmail. com or (239)579-0640NS 4/4 CC 5/2 ANNUAL RENTALMASTIQUEHigh rise overlooking the Gulf and a preserve, one mile from Bunche beach Full resort complex on a natural lake complete with boating, walking path, fully equipped clubhouse with kitchen, media room, pool room, state of the art exercise facility card room, etc. The large heated pool and spa are lake side. The unit is 2,000 sq. ft. and has three bedrooms and two full baths, a large enclosed lanai, granite counters and tile ooring. All bedrooms have brand new carpeting and the unit has be completely painted. The Mastique complex was completed in 2006 and is only two miles from the Sanibel causeway off Summerlin and includes a indoor two car garage. Annual rental is $1,950/mo. Contact Ron at NS 4/4 CC 4/11


CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 37B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN FULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIANBene ts Tolls Paid Call Maureen at the Sanibel School 239 472-1617NS 3/21 NC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN SUPERVISORY & ADMIN. We are seeking applicants who can help manage our growing of ce.RELATIONSHIP/OFFICE MANAGERMust 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. Flexible schedule. For a detailed job description, requirements and salary visit: 4/4 CC 4/11 SERVICES OFFEREDSCARNATO 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 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HELP WANTEDPART TIME SALESTuesdays 11-5:15 p.m. Retail sales experience a must. Basic beading experience prefered. Fill out application in store. 1101 Periwinkle Way M Sat. 11 -5 p.m.NS 4/4 CC TFN MARIOTI SUPREME CLEANINGResidential and janitorial services for Lee county including Sanibel & Captiva. We are proud to be an eco-friendly, green company. Call Mario at 239-770-4109 or email RS 4/4 PC 4/4 SELF EMPLOYMENTLIA SOPHIA FASHION JEWELRYApril is the PERFECT Month to join and be one of our Advisors. You can choose your own hours and get paid! We are offering the start up kit which was $149 for only $99. $1,000 in jewelry and enough supplies to start your own business. For information go to my web site, or email me at Earn additional income and control your own business.NS 4/4 CC 4/11 HOME IMPROVEMENTS JOE WIRTH GENERAL CONTRACTOR, LLCWhen Its WIRTH Doing Right! Florida Certi ed General Contractor & Long Time Sanibel Enthusiast Over 20 Years Experience Renovations, Additions & Repairs Decks, Kitchens, Flooring, Etc. Call 239.339.7988 Licensed & Insured #CGC1521967NS 4/4 CC 5/2 LOST PETMISSING CATMissing adult male neutered black cat. answers to Sammy. Friendly and affectionate. Last seen in area of East Rocks subdivision. Call 239-395-0757 or cell 270-559-9079 or e-mail ckcarolyn@comcast.netNS 3/28 CC 4/11 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 3/7 CC 5/30 FOR SALESilver Jewelry SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 3/21 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION BIG GARAGE SALE!Sat. April 5th 8:30am 4pm 4542 Bowen Bayou Road (Sanibel Bayous). Qn sofa bed, pine armoire, 48TV,glass-top end/coffee tables, wicker chairs, tools & lots moreNS 4/4 CC 4/4 GARAGE SALESaturday April 5th 8am to 1pm Sunday 9 to 11am 705 Oliva Street, Sanibel Lots of lovely clothes many designer house decor light ttings ,Standard lamp, ornaments, CDs, DVDs, books, games, Bed, clothes. Some new in packs. Every thing good quality clean. NS 4/4 CC 4/4 SERVICES OFFEREDAFFORDABLE 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 HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint. RS 6/7 CC TFN HOME WATCHSanisal Property Management Complete Home & Condo Service 24/7 Sanibel Call: Sally & Bob 239-565-7438 www.homewatchsanibel.comNS 1/17 CC 5/16 S. 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 LIVE-IN PROPERTY CARETAKER SANIBEL OR CAPTIVAWell-respected, reliable, year-round island resident available to reside on your property to monitor maintenance needs and offer peace-of-mind for you and your home while you are away. Many local references available. Call 407-404-0022NS 3/28 CC 4/4 HOUSEKEEPING & TRANSPORTATIONReliable, punctual & honest w/great references. I offer: housekeeping, laundry, transportation & house watching. Service Ft Myers, Sanibel & Naples. Call Miriam at (239) 368-6458. NS 4/4 CC 4/11 BOAT STORAGESECURE INDOOR BOAT STORAGE FOR RENT10x12x30 GROUND LEVEL Dry Dock at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club (Next to Sanibel Bridges) Unlimited In/Out Privileges 7 days/week. Complete Boat Wash/Engine ush after each use. Total use of club facilities (no dues.) (Restaurant, Marina Supplies & Boat Shop & Certi ed Mechanics & Repair Shop); showers, Fuel at Wholesale (gas & Diesel) Slip #157 Call Chad 239-222-4848 Call Phil 239-395-0407NS 3/21 CC 4/11 BOAT SLIP FOR RENTBay Drive Boat Slip Gulf Access. Summer or Winter or Year Round. 413-374-3995.NS 3/28 CC 4/18 AUTO FOR SALE2007 HONDA ODYSSEYOriginal owner since purchase and only 25,000 miles. Kept in garage 6 mo/year but driven weekly. Power windows & doors and cloth interior. Seating for 8. Asking $13,000. Gently used. Call 1-413-668-8335NS 3/28 CC 4/4 HELP WANTEDART TEACHERSBIG ARTS is looking for energetic art teachers of all disciplines for BIG ARTS 2014 Summer Camp. Supplies are provided, all you need to bring is your imagination. For more details contact Jessica at 4/4 NC TFN BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN BOAT LIFT 10,000 LBSSANIBEL WEST END DEEP WATER ACCESS AND NO BRIDGES MONTHLY 472-3603NS 4/4 CC 4/4


NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsCALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 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 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-ANGEL Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470-2866 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 ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Pets Of The Week Read us online at 38B ISLAND SUN APRIL 4, 2014 Hi, my name is Sarge and I am a fouryear-old neutered male chocolate Labrador retriever mix Comments: Im not an officer but I am a gentleman with some good basic training. I walk well on leash, am affectionate and polite to my fellow soldiers, labs, terriers and hounds alike. Im looking for some new barracks and would love to join your army. Adoption fee: $40 (regularly $75) during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Everybunny Needs Somebunny adoption promotion. My name is Gus and Im an 8-year-old black tabby, neutered male Maine coon mix Comments: Im handsome and dapper and could be just the guy you need in your life. I wont tell you what to do or how to run things but I am affectionate and will make you the center of my world. Adoption fee: $25 For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (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, ageappropriate 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. Gus ID# 583621 Sarge ID# 583890 photos by


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