Island sun

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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:50 8:01 6:50 8:01 6:49 8:02 6:48 8:02 6:47 8:03 6:47 8:03 6:46 8:04 VOL. 21, NO. 45 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 2, 2014 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at BIG ARTS Family Day Features Young Artists Awards WinnersBIG ARTS annual Family Day, held between 3 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 will feature an array of free fun for the entire family, including performances by the 2014 Young Artists Awards winners and finalists performing arts scholarship winners Callie Atkinson, Hae-Yang Chang and Sarah Daigle as well as an exhibit of artwork by the Art By Kids With Cancer project displayed in Phillips Gallery. Performing on the Schein Performance Hall stage, dancer Hae-Yang Chang is a 17-year-old senior from Cape Coral High School and he was awarded the Judges Overall event winner as well as the Audience Choice award winner during the 11th annual Young Artists Awards competition, held on March 10. Vocalists Callie Atkinson, a 14-year-old-freshman at Cypress Lake High School and 18-year-old Sarah Daigle, who will be attending the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts in the fall, will also be appearing in Schein Performance Hall. Both Callie and Sarah were finalists in the 2014 Young Artists Awards competition. BIG ARTS is proud to collaborate with local organizations, such as The Young Artists Awards, Art By Kids With Cancer and the Southwest Florida Symphony to support and showcase young talent and as well as encourage children to develop an interest in the arts, particularly during the annual BIG ARTS Family Day. The Art By Kids With Cancer project works in conjunction with the staff at the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and the Young Artists Awards Art By Kids With Cancer project showcases and sells the artwork of children with cancer. The program donates and delivers art supplies to the hospital throughout the year and provides a monetary benefit to families in crisis facing the financial challenges of childhood cancer through a fund the program created. All of the artwork on display will be available for sale. The Young Artists Awards, in its 12th year of programming, is a not-for-profit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout continued on page 5 Art By Kids With Cancer entry Little Loves Last Chance For Golfers To Play In CROW ClassicThere is still space available for golfers to participate in this Saturdays CROW Classic Golf Tournament at the Sanibel Island Golf Club. The tournament will feature 18 holes of golf, with prizes awarded to the top three teams. The first place team players will each receive a foursome at a local golf club. Tee-off is at 8:30 a.m. The event will also include a silent auction of golf-related items. A continental breakfast will be provided by the Sanibel continued on page 16 Sanibel Island Golf Club, site of the 2nd annual CROW Classic Golf TournamentDunes Traffic Study Results Announced At Meetingby Jeff LysiakIn preparation for a maintenance project and resurfacing of the entire subdivision during the summer of 2015, and to investigate the concerns of residents that their neighborhood is being used as a cut-through for commuters during periods of continued on page 6 Marvin and Gail Pokrant, residents of The Dunes, listen to Keith Williams of Sanibels Public Works Department explain the results of a recent traffic study of their neighborhood photo by Jeff Lysiak


ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 20142 Beer In The Bushes A Big Smash At SCCFAlmost 400 partygoers reveled at SCCFs Beer in the Bushes on April 26, sampling craft beer provided by New Belgium Brewing (maker of the popular Fat Tire beer) and casual eats courtesy of several food trucks, including Nosh Truck, Ravenous Rhino and Porkin Out BBQ. Opening band Have Gun, Will Travel kicked off the entertainment, setting a casual, laid-back mood, while The Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band wrapped up the evening with a rousing big damn bang. Raffle winners John and Denice Beggs, along with Sandi Sauls, claimed the two fat-tire bikes hand-painted by island artists Laura Ball and Jaye Boswell, while Bruce Cochrane won the 50/50 raffle. Thanks to Bank of the Islands for displaying the bicycles and selling raffle tickets. SCCF gratefully acknowledges event sponsor, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Jensens Marina and Cottages sponsored The Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band, and the support of the Host Committee is deeply appreciated: Ed Wheeler and Anne Haslem, Roberta and Philip Puschel, Deborah and John La Gorce, Tom and Linda Uhler, Richard Shipley, Point Ybel Brewery, Walt and Amy Costello, Peter and Jeannie Kendall, Red, White & Brew, Jeff and Veronica Powers, Allison and Chauncey Goss, John and Kay Morse, Patti and George Sousa, Bill and Tory Burch, George and Leone Graham, Lisa Newmeyer Cochrane, Kingfisher Vacations, Jeff and Phaidra McDermott, Nanelle Wehmann, Mike Kelly, RE/MAX of the Islands, Dustyn Corace, Superior Title, Amanda Curran, Barefoot Charley and Laura Ball, Deep End Pool Service, Bill and Brigette Chandler, Wendy and Walt Berninger, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Wendy and George Schnapp, Don and Joyce Rice, Gwenda and Len Clements, Hangar 41 Winery and Brew Shop, Jean and Dick Turney, The Great White Grill, Jaye and Bill Boswell, and Adventures In Paradise. Also, thank you to Leslie Adams Catering for providing the VIP food bites. The Reverend Peytons Big Damn Band engaging the audience in their closing number at SCCFs Beer in the Bushes on April 26 Democratic Womens Club Monthly Membership Meeting Held June 14On Saturday, June 14 beginning at 10:30 a.m., the Democratic Womens Club (DWC) of Lee County will hold its monthly membership meeting at the Helm Club at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, located at 4420 Flagship Drive in Fort Myers. The featured speaker is Ellis M. Robinson, co-founder and CEO at Ruths List Florida. Members and guests should tell the attendant at the gate to The Landings they are going to the Democratic Womens Club meeting at the Helm Club and the attendant will offer directions. Ruths List is named for Ruth Bryan Owen, the first woman elected to Congress from the South. Ruth successfully ran for office in 1928 and represented a swath of Florida that stretched from the Georgia line to Key West. In 2007, Florida CFO Alex Sink and Shellie Levin of Emilys List asked Ellis to explore creating an organization to help elect progressive, Democratic women to local, county and state office in Florida. Ellis was a long-serving member of the DWC Lee County until her recent relocation to Pinellas County. She is the owner of The Buttonwood Partnership, a previous Lee County State Committeewoman, and served as a consultant with the Florida Democratic Party, Clean Water Action and Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. She attended Middlebury College and is the author of The Nonprofit Membership Toolkit, published by Jossey-Bass. She will provide an overview to the good work of Ruths List across the state during this election year and will take questions from the audience after her presentation. An optional lunch will be served following the meeting at a cost of $18. Visitors may make reservations for lunch by contacting Pat Fish at or by calling 466-8381. The Democratic Womens Club of Lee County is a member of the DWC of Florida. It works year-round to organize the Democratic voters of Lee County, Florida. The DWC of Lee County brings together in common purpose all Democratic Women of Lee County, although men are members as well. The DWC strives to stimulate interest in civic affairs, encourage good citizenship and educate the public on questions of public interest. The DWC encourages the active participation of Democratic voters, seeks to increase Democratic voter registration and supports qualified Democratic candidates for public office. -Celebrate MomFree Gift with purchase of $150 or more* Hurry, Offer Available While Supplies Last Crystal Bezel Watch valued at $40 & Hollies Boutique 9671 Gladiolus Drive Fort Myers, Fl 33908 239-481-9671 Sanibel Bookshop 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5223 *Limit 1 free gift per person. Promotion starts May 5, 2014-while supplies last. Cannot be used on previous purchases.


3 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 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. Community Association Holds Annual Meeting The Sanibel Community Associations (SCA) annual meeting was held on the evening of April 23. The status of the association and The Community House was discussed, and voting took place. Anna Tamblyn and Bryan Hayes were both elected new board members, voted in for three-year terms. Friederich Jaeger and Tom Sharbaugh were both voted in for their second and final three-year terms. Commemorative items were given to those going off the board Kate Sergeant, Marge Meek and Chauncey Goss. Marge Meek receives an award at the SCAs annual meeting Bryan Hayes and Anna Tamblyn are newly-elected SCA board members Friederich Jaeger (above) and Tom Sharbaugh (below) were re-elected for their second terms Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 20144 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. Trash & Treasures Sale will be back in November The center is now accepting donations of clean, gently used items. Drop off at the Center 4 Life Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. No books, clothes, shoes, computers or TVs. If you have any questions, call Island Seniors, Inc. at 4725743. Page Turners with Ann Rodman To be on the Page Turners list, email or contact the Center 4 Life. On Wednesday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m., the featured book is Ahabs Wife by Serena Naslund. Ahabs Wife is a novel on a grand scale that can legitimately be called a masterpiece; beautifully written, filled with humanity and wisdom, rich in historical detail, authentic and evocative. Sunset Social on the Sanibel Causeway Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. Contact the center if you are interested in participating and for directions to the viewing area. Bring an appetizer to share and a beach chair. Weather permitting. Watercolor & Collage with Bea Pappas Fridays beginning May 23 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Work from a still life in watercolor. Pappas will also be teaching an easy approach to collage, both figurative and abstract. Collage can be worked from torn magazines, found papers, which include book pages or handmade papers. Cost is $20 per session for members and $25 for nonmembers. If working in watercolor, bring artist quality paint and paper or purchase paper for $4 a sheet. Collage artists will need a pint of fluid matte medium, scissors, papers, magazines and substrates. Substrates can be watercolor paper, canvas, canvas board or mat board. Games: Bridge Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Mahjongg Thursday at 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes are awarded. Tuesday Kayaking May 6 and 20, 8:30 a.m. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Island Seniors, Inc. will provide kayaks, paddles and life jackets. Bring water, a small snack, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses, towel, hat and change of clothing. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Advance registration is required. 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. For more information on programs or to join Island Seniors, call 472-5743 or stop by 2401 Library Way. American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, May 4, American Legion Post 123 on Sanibel will host a Mexican Fiesta from 1 to 8 p.m. to kick off Cinco De Mayo. On Tuesday, May 6, Post 123 will host a meeting for the election of auxiliary officers. On Sunday, May 11 barbecue ribs and chicken are on the menu. Every Monday, 9-Ball Pool Tournament action begins at 5 p.m. Every Wednesday, the legion offers 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 six-ounce ribeye steak sandwich is available all day. There are daily specials as well as the popular halfpound burgers. 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. email 239-671-6112 email 239-671-6112 Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and services is at Tuttles Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and services is at Tuttles Sea Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. Sea Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. by Ron and Fran Dioguardi by Ron and Fran Dioguardi (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry) (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry) Check It Out! Check It Out! CUSTOM MADE FINE JEWELRY AND INVESTMENT GOLD PIECES 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am a y -Satur d a y 10a m e craft y m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213


5 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 From page 1BIG ARTS Family DaySouthwest Florida. For more information on the Young Artists Awards, visit www. BIG ARTS Family is free and open to the public, on May 4 between 3 and 5 p.m. at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel Island. Members of the Southwest Florida Symphony will also be on site, demonstrating a variety of musical instruments, providing an introduction to multiple instrument families as well as explaining the role each instrument plays in an orchestra. Throughout the afternoon, complimentary snacks, treats and refreshments will be provided by Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream and an assortment of goodies from Catering by Leslie Adams. Additional BIG ARTS Family Day events include performances by The Sanibel School steel drum band and the multicultural Community Youth Chorus. To learn more about Family Day events, visit BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, go to www.BIGARTS. org, call 395-0900 or e-mail info@ 2014 Young Artists Awards performers will include Callie Atkinson, Hae-Yang Chang and Sarah Daigle League Of Women Voters To Meet May 3The League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida will meet Saturday, May 3 at 9 a.m. for a presentation about Where We Were and Where Were Going, with speaker Sharon Harrington, Lee County supervisor of elections. The meeting will be held at The Landings, Helm Dining Room, 4420 Flagship Drive in Fort Myers. For reservations, call 278-1032 or e-mail by April 29. The cost is $15. for breakfast. Make checks payable to LWVLee. Student rates are available. Sharon Harrington Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 20146 Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: press@islandsunnews.comRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKimberley Berisford Constance Clancy, ED.D. Suzy Cohen Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Tanya Hochschild Jane Vos Hogg Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Dr. Jose H. Leal, Ph.D. Patricia Molloy Cindy Malszycki Capt. Matt Mitchell Gerri Reaves Ph.D. Angela Larson Roehl Di Saggau Karen L. Semmelman Jeanie Tinch Mark Bird Westall PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-PublishersLorin Arundel & Ken RasiAdvertising George BeleslinGraphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak From page 1Dunes Traffic Studypeak traffic along Periwinkle Way, the results of a traffic study focused on The Dunes were released at a special meeting on Tuesday. The extensive study, conducted during peak hours (4 to 6 p.m.) over a threeday period (March 19 to 21), looked at traffic patterns throughout The Dunes, including vehicular movement coming off of Periwinkle Way via Dixie Beach Boulevard and Bailey Road. The investigation also identified traffic flow along Albatross Road and Sand Castle Road. According to Keith Williams, leader of the City of Sanibels Public Works Department, 64 percent of the vehicles accessing The Dunes during the peak period were identified as pass-through traffic. That total is higher than your typical neighborhood, said Williams, who spoke with many local residents who gathered during the open house-style meeting held at The Dunes Pavilion. And it doesnt appear that speeding is an issue here, although we had heard several complaints about that. A few details revealed in the traffic study: Vehicular traffic along Dixie Beach Boulevard averaged 33 miles per hour (in the 30 mph zone) while driving One of the maps detailing findings of a traffic study conducted from March 19 to 21 photos by Jeff Lysiak Keith Williams, city engineer, discusses the traffic study results Dunes residents fill out a feedback survey during Tuesdays meeting


northbound off of Periwinkle Way; 75 percent of all vehicles exceeded the speed limit. Vehicular traffic along Dixie Beach Boulevard averaged 27 miles per hour while driving southbound towards Periwinkle Way; 43 percent exceeded the speed limit. Vehicular traffic along Albatross Road averaged 28 miles per hour (in the 30 mph zone) in both directions; 30 percent of traffic heading eastbound exceeded the speed limit while 25 percent of westbound traffic exceeded the speed limit. Vehicular traffic along the southern corridor of Sand Castle Road averaged 29 miles per hour heading eastbound, with 44 percent exceeding the speed limit; westbound traffic averaged 25 miles per hour, with 17 percent exceeding the speed limit. Vehicular traffic along the northern corridor of Sand Castle Road averaged 28 miles per hour both east and westbound, with 40 percent of eastbound and 33 percent of westbound traffic exceeding the speed limit. Vehicular traffic along Bailey Road averaged 25 miles per hour (in the 30 mph zone) both southbound towards and northbound off of Periwinkle Way; 46 percent of all vehicles exceeded the speed limit. Interestingly, the study also concluded that throughout the two-hour peak period, eastbound traffic along Periwinkle Way averaged 5 miles per hour, with 0 percent (1 of 588 motor vehicles) exceeding the 35 mph speed limit. Westbound traffic along the roadway averaged 12 miles per hour, with 1 percent (7 of 815 motor vehicles) exceeding the speed limit. During the morning meeting, Dunes residents Gary and Diane Chesley came to review the results of the study. We were out walking our dog one day and we saw one car pass another on Sand Castle Road, Diane told John Glenn, a representative of Johnson Engineering, who conducted the study. This doesnt really represent what we see out there every day. City Manager Judie Zimomra also attended the meeting, and noted that the entire Dunes subdivision is scheduled to be resurfaced, a maintenance project expected to cost in excess of $700,000. Part of the purpose for the open house was to gather the opinions and input of the neighborhoods residents in advance of the project, which is expected to begin next summer. We want to hear what the citizens are concerned about now before the project begins, she added. Diane Chesley suggested to Williams that the city consider adding a center stripe along Sand Castle Road, to encourage motorists to keep to their side of the roadway. That might be one simple way the city could address our problem without spending a lot of money, she said. Among the other traffic-calming measures offered during the meeting were additional signage and police patrols of the neighborhood, speed bumps, raised reflectors and lowering the speed limit throughout The Dunes. 7 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Several residents of The Dunes subdivision asked questions about the traffic study results John Glenn of Johnson Engineering with Dunes residents Gary and Diane Chesley To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 20148 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 Island Residents Exceed Goal For United WayThe Sanibel-Captiva United Way Campaign Committee announced at a leadership reception hosted by Tween Waters Inn that residents contributed $330,132 to the 20132014 United Way Campaign. This is a three percent increase in giving. Campaign committee members include chair Tony Lapi, and committee members Allison and Chauncey Goss, Dick and Debbie Riley, Linda and Tom Uhler, and Judy Zimomra. The SanibelCaptiva campaigns leadership givers included 15 Alexis de Tocqueville members who give $10,000 or more annually, and 62 Keel Club members who give $1,000 to $9,999 each year. The combined total of the money raised for the United Way was $8.5 million. All money raised for the United Way stays in the community and supports local agencies and programs. Thank you Sanibel and Captiva residents for showing how much we care about our neighbors who are in need. The United Way and its 70 partner agencies will help thousands of people because of the generosity of our islands. The successful campaign directly benefits our islands through the services provided by FISH of Sanibel-Captiva and other United Way partner agencies located in the Sanibel United Way House, said Tony Lapi. We are very proud to be part of a caring and generous community. Raising over $330,000 is phenomenal, said Cliff Smith, president of United Way of Lee County. A special thank you to Tony Lapi and the campaign committee for their hard work. The United Way raises funds for human service organizations in the community and promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies, focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. The United Way of Lee County has been the way the community cares since it was established in 1957. Tony Lapi, Sanibel-Captiva United Way campaign chair, and Tom Uhler, United Way board chair Allison and Chauncey Goss and Tom Sharbaugh John and Tina Wysocki and Linda and David Essig Frank and Pat Middendorf and Lynn and Ed Ridlehoover Lucy and Paul RothShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


9 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Sponsors Sought For Islands NightA coach leads by example, guides and teaches his team the importance of commitment to each other as they work together for the big win. Coach Sam Bailey, born and raised on Sanibel, was an integral part of Sanibel and Captiva islands. His vision and goal to bring the island communities together for a common purpose blossomed into Islands Night. In 2004, Islands Night was renamed Sam Baileys Islands Night in honor of the coach. In preparation for the big day, the Sam Baileys Islands Night Committee sends out a call for sponsorship to this annual event. Each year, local businesses and individuals show their commitment and join the team. Sponsorships are $100, made payable to Islands Night, 2477 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957. Free tickets are available from all Islands Night sponsors and at Baileys General Store. The fun begins at Hammond Stadium on Wednesday, June 4. but its not just a baseball game. The evening starts at 6:15 p.m. with a parade around the ball field, where youll see friends and neighbors getting into the spirit. Following the parade, a special guest will sing the National Anthem, the Sanibel mayor will say a few words and the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by one of the islands celebrities. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. with the Fort Myers Miracle vs. the Lakeland Flying Tigers. It is a fun-filled night of baseball, camaraderie, cold beer, your favorite ballpark concessions and cake from the Bubble Room. Islands Night contributions have been distributed throughout the community to help local organizations. They include: The Sanibel School, Sanibel School Home Economics Program, Sanibel School Teachers Fund, Sanibel and Captiva high school graduates, City of Sanibel Recreation Center sponsorship, Sanibel Historical Museum and Village Sam Bailey Capital Fund, FISH of Sanibel, Hope Hospice, SanCap Cares, Community Housing & Resources, Charitable Foundation of the Islands, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, The Community House, Friends Who Care, Sanibel Sea School, Childrens Education Center of the Islands, and the scholarship fund administered through the SanibelCaptiva Kiwanis Club. With the help of sponsors and event participants for the past 20 years, Islands Night has raised over $150,000 to give back to the community. This year will be a celebration of 21 years of community commitment and caring in memory of Sam Bailey and his vision. The Sam Baileys Islands Night Committee thanks the Sanibel-Captiva communities for helping continue his legacy by becoming a part of this years event. For more information, call 4721516. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday Phone # 239-472-5777 Showroom Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101Administrative Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Email editorial copy to: Share your communitynews with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email:


ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201410 Barbecue Competition And Music Festival Coming To Fort MyersThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host barbecue cook teams from across the South to compete in the Smoke on the Water Barbeque Competition & Music Festival at the historic downtown Fort Myers river basin on Edwards Drive and Hendry Street. The competition will take place May 10 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This official Florida BBQ Association competition includes teams from all across the Southeast backyard masters to state champions who will fire up their smokers for the Grand Champion title. The competition has also been named a Jack Daniels Invitational Qualifier and the winner will be invited to compete at the Jack Daniels Invitational in Lynchberg, Tennessee. Southern rock, country and blues music artists will perform on the stage in front of the city pier building. Featured performers are the Sean Chambers Band, Redemption and Sheena Brook. There will be a family fun zone and other attractions. Moonwalk & More will provide a bounce house, an obstacle course, slide, rock wall and crafts such as sand art. This event is sponsored by Victory Layne Chevrolet, The News-Press and 95.3 The River. For more information, visit: Aerial view of downtown Fort Myers river basin Sean Chambers Band Sheena Brook Redemption Mothers Day is Sunday, May 11 Find something special for Mom at one of these fine centers


BOBBYS STEP KIDS BOBBYS STEP KIDS Thank the following businesses for hosting ourFlash Mobs Supermarket and Family Restaurant Supermarketand You Make Sanibel ProudBIG ARTS Tap Class11 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014


ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 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 Chapel Service 7:45 a.m., Full Service 10 a.m. 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 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m., Wednesday Evening Service 6 p.m. (Followed by Potluck Supper on the 1st Wednesday) For more information call 4722173 or visit 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 Noahs Ark Summer HoursSummer hours for Noahs Ark Thrift Shop will start on Tuesday, May 6 and continue through Friday, August 15. The Ark will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays only from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drastic reductions on merchandise will be offered August 11 to 15. Also, Bag Day will be held on August 15. Cost is $4 per bag. Anything that doesnt fit in the bag is 80 percent off. Noahs Ark is located at 2304 Periwinkle Way in back of St. Michael and All Angels Church. FISH Sponsors Budgeting SeminarFISH of Sanibel-Captiva, in partnership with Celia Hill of Lee County Home Extension, will be holding a basic budgeting seminar designed for people who are looking to obtain the tools to become financially stable or, at least, free from money worries. The seminar will be held on Monday, May 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the FISH Walk-In Center, 1630-B Periwinkle Way. The number of people who could benefit from basic budgeting education is large and growing. Personal budgeting is a skill everyone needs to be successful. The seminar will provide many useful tips on money management, such as: How to avoid falling into the maxed-out credit card trap. Tips on why budgets fail and how to keep your budget on track. The importance of creating a savings plan to prepare for emergencies. To sign up for the seminar or for more information, contact Christine Swiersz or Jessi Zeigler 472-4775. Join Us This Sunday Morning for Praise and Worship New Sanibel Baptist New Sanibel Baptist Church ChurchTraditional Worship Service Biblical Preaching &Teaching All Your Favorite Hymns and Gospel Songs Warm and Caring FellowshipMEETING IN THE SANDPIPER ROOM OF THE SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT HOTEL1451 MIDDLE GULF DRIVE SANIBEL, FLChurch Phone 239-671-55029:00 AM Sunday Bible Study 10:00 AM Sunday Worship ServiceSanibel Baptist Church is a branch church of Southwest Baptist Church, Fort Myers, Florida and is associated with the Royal Palms Baptist Association of Southern Baptist Churches Is it time to nish your degree? We can help!Scholarships & mentors CHOWDAH NOVEMBER 29, 2003 APRIL 27, 2014Chowdah Asen joined her brother Mr. Moose on the rainbow bridge on the evening of April 27, 2014. Despite the passing of her brother in August of 2012, Chow continued to patrol the porch of The Sanibel Grill, welcoming customers and letting children (young and old) pet her and share their love. She also welcomed boaters coming and going as they passed her dock on Connie Mack Island on their way to and from Port Sanibel. After being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder a week earlier, Chowdah passed away peacefully lying at home in her mothers lap, being held by both of her parents. She went to join Mr. Moose, Indy, Lucy, Gilbert and her many other four-legged friends on the rainbow bridge, where they are waiting for us. Oh, the stories they must be telling! She will be missed by her mother Mary Jo Bogdon, her dad Matt Asen and her brothers Paul and Evan Bogdon. OBITUARY Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! 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ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201414 In Service To The IslandsFISH Focused On Assisting Neighbors In Needby Jeff LysiakWith a mission of offering a helping hand to those in need who live, work or visit the islands, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. is making a social investment in the community. But more than that, the staff and volunteers who work on behalf of FISH are quite simply as they put it themselves neighbors helping neighbors. I have a real passion for our mission, said Maggi Feiner, who has served as executive director at FISH since 2011. Being able to assist people in need seniors, families and children and helping them move forward with their lives its making a social investment. You try to make a difference in their lives. According to Feiner, among the many services FISH provides to the island community is Meals On Wheels (delivering hot and well-balanced meals up to five days per week), Weekend Food Backpack program, medical equipment loans, non-emergency medical transport on and off the islands, home visitation, healthcare referrals, notary services, client computer workstation services and a food panty, which distributes more than 70,000 pounds of food annually. During 2013 alone, FISH distributed 76,459 pounds of food to 295 households on the islands, transported clients to 193 non-emergency medical-related appointments and subsidized 75 households with $166,634 of emergency financial assistance. In addition, the 32-yearold organization: Sponsored $10,456 in island youth scholarships Supplied 1,652 backpacks with weekend food supplies throughout the year Delivered 2,565 meals to clients with limited mobility or needing assistance Loaned 483 pieces of medical/health equipment Assisted 58 elderly or disabled households with hurricane preparedness Provided $150,148 of other client support through various programs What I love the most about this agency is that it identifies the needs of people we serve, and assists them in moving forward, said Christine Swiersz, program director and licensed clinical social worker who joined FISH in 2010. We work with people of all ages who come from all walks of life. People who have lived here a long time who may be struggling, people who used to own businesses here that arent doing well or folks who just need somebody to talk to or have check in on them. What we do is try to help them maintain their homes and enjoy a positive lifestyle. And we assist them with both dignity and respect. In addition to FISHs regular client services, the organization offers special events and programs throughout the year. During the month of May, FISH will conduct a Mom & Toddlers Group (on Monday, May 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the FISH Walk-In Center), a Budgeting Workshop (on Monday, May 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church), a Friendly Faces Luncheon (on Tuesday, May 13 starting at 11:30 a.m. at George & Wendys Seafood Grill ) and a Womens Self-Defense Class (on Tuesday, May 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church). Incredibly, FISH accomplishes this monumental task with a staff of only three full-time and two part-time workers. Both Feiner and Swiersz credited the organizations backbone of 180 volunteers for helping them carry the load. We assisted 1,634 individuals last year as the only comprehensive human service organization on the islands, said Feiner. Were always looking for volunteers to join our team. There is no minimum of hours to work and you can choose an activity that suits your own skills or desires. In 2013, FISH volunteers provided 6,311 hours of service and drove 27,319 miles on behalf of its clients. To learn more about getting involved with FISH or for more information about services or programs, call 4724775 or visit You may also visit the FISH Walk-In Center, located at 1630-B Periwinkle Way on Sanibel between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Everybody knows somebody who may have been touched by some sort of crisis or tragedy, added Feiner. We receive a tremendous amount of support from the islands we are neighbors who want to help neighbors. 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... From left, Lyn Kern, Christine Swiersz, Jessi Zeigler and Maggi Feiner in front of the FISH Walk-In Center photo by Jeff Lysiak


15 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Cooking On The Playground Is FunYoung students of the islands used their imaginations and socialization skills recently and made soup in the gazebo on the playground at Summit Christian School at Sanibel Community Church. Scarlet Strauss, Korynn Livermon and Jacqueline Chavez Santana Sanibel Christian Preschool Open House May 10The Sanibel Christian Preschool will hold an Open House on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The event offers a great time for parents and children alike to meet preschool director Laura Miltner and teacher Ana Abella as well as seeing examples of their program, including the fine arts and classical music programs. Come check out our programs for 2, 3 and VPK 4 year olds, enjoy some light refreshments, and see their facilities. Applications will be accepted at the Open House for the 2014-15 academic year beginning on August 18. Sanibel Christian Preschool promotes emergent reading, writing and math skills in a faith-based environment as a ministry of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. Their small class size enables teachers to give each child the individualized attention to meet each ones needs and help every child grow at his or her own pace. School hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., with aftercare available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays. The preschool is also offering a summer session during June Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. In addition, they are now accepting applications for their summer session and for the 2014-15 school year. Limited scholarships based on financial need are available. For more information, call 472-0497 or stop by the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ offices at 2050 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Teacher Ana Abella gives Olivia a helping hand out on the playground as well in the classroom 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. THEATERBIG ARTS Family Day Sunday, May 4, 3-5 pm BIG ARTS Center Free Event Enjoy an afternoon of FREE musical, educational and festive FUN for everyone! photo by Nick Adams Photography Supporter: Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream Phillips Gallery Patron Season Sponsor: June Rosner & Russ Bilgore Founders Gallery Season Sponsor: Deborah & John La Gorce FAMILY A madcap musical tour through history! The hysterically amusing musical extravaganza brings audiences on a whirlwind tour from creation to the present and everything in between! Season Sponsor:Show Sponsors: All Shows at 8 pm Herb Strauss Theater Music by Jed Feuer Book and Lyrics by Boyd Graham


ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201416 Museum Hosts Jewelry EventVisit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum for a Make & Take Shell Jewelry Event on Saturday, May 10. The event is included with museum admission, with a nominal fee for supplies. It runs throughout the day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Combine a little physics (thermal heat transfer) by way of hammering metals and use beautiful stones or simple ocean objects to make the best pendants. Keep in mind each pendant is unique, just like the person who wears it. Everyone has the ability to be creative, so grab some Merlins gold, copper or silver nickel, a bench block, safety goggles and a jewelers hammer and participate in a rapid make and take session. Patty Lipka has been making hammered and wire wrapped pendants for over 26 years. Much of her work can be found in galleries throughout north central Wisconsin. Patty Lipka and some of her hammered and wire wrapped jewelry pieces From page 1CROW ClassicDeli and lunch will be served at Blue Coyote at the Sanibel Island Golf Club. Entry fees are $125 for individual players and $400 for foursomes. Registration forms are available at Sanibel Island Golf Club or at CROW. For more information, contact James Robinson of CROW at 472-3644 ext. 221 or email Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or Special Cinco de Mayo Menu & Beer Specials Special Cinco de Mayo Menu & Beer Specials Special Cinco de Mayo Menu & Beer Specials Special Cinco de Mayo Menu & Beer Specials


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ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201418 Shell Point To Offer Ding Darling LectureThe Academy of Lifelong Learning will welcome Kristie Anders, education director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, for her lecture on The Life and Times of Jay Norwood Darling aka Ding Darling on Monday, May 12 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. Anders will share her knowledge of local lore as she takes a closer look at the life of Jay Norwood Ding Darling, a noted editorial cartoonist who chronicled the crossing of the Atlantic by Lindbergh, the fallen sons of World War I and World War II, and the creation of the League of Nations. Over his lifetime, about 10 percent of his editorial cartoons were about the environment. He received two Pulitzer Prizes, and some of his biggest contributions to the country were conservation-oriented. Of course, we know him best for the national wildlife refuge right down the road on Sanibel that bears his name. Kristie always delights with her unique combination of scholarship, humor, and understanding of our local environment, said Teri Kolath, manager of the Academy of Lifelong Learning. This class is free, but space is limited and registration is required by calling 489-8472. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging, an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit or call 1-800-780-1131. Kristie Anders Amy Nichols, visiting from Springfield, Illinois, found a junonia on the beach near Tween Waters while staying at Tween Waters Inn on April 20. Her family said the find is cool. Shell Found Amy Nichols Angelina Peterson, 7, visiting from Charlotte, North Carolina, found a junonia while digging a hole at Blind Pass while staying at Clam Bayou on April 23. Shell Found Angelina Peterson Our email address is Treat Mom to a special lunch or dinner at Cips Place. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Reservations Accepted239-472-0223Open Daily: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 2055 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957Located in the Forever Green Shopping Center next to Eileen Fisher Join Us Mothers Day Sunday, May 11th Island Restaurant


19 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Great Horned Owletby Patricia MolloyThe great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) is the quintessential owl of myth and folklore. As the most powerful of the common owls, these nocturnal avians grow to be 16 to 18 inches tall with thick bodies, piercing yellow eyes and long ear tufts. Fierce predators that silently prowl the night skies, they are seldom seen but their low-pitched calls are often heard from great distances: whoo, whoo-hoo, whooo, whooo. Considered by many to be the most efficient predator on the planet, its superior hearing combined with visual acuity allows it to detect prey from high above the ground. Once detected, the great horned owl will react swiftly by swooping down silently from the dark sky, capturing its victim in the vice-like grip of its talons. As a result of its remarkable hunting skills, the great horned owl has earned the nickname tiger of the sky. Several weeks ago, a baby great horned owl was found on Sanibel after presumably falling from its nest. Despite a thorough search for its parents and its nest, it was feared to be orphaned or abducted, by either human or predator. The fluffy chick was wrapped in a soft towel, placed in a ventilated cardboard box and dropped off at CROW. Upon presentation, Dr. Heather found the frightened little bird to be a perfectly healthy nestling covered in soft, downy feathers. Without parents to provide it with food and protection, Dr. Heather had no choice but to admit the youngster, patient #0523, to the clinic. A large, quiet cage just outside of the baby bird room was prepared for the owlets stay. Nestlings are unable to fly until they are 10 to 12 weeks old. Around the tender age of six weeks, however, great horned owlets begin to explore their surrounds by hopping from branch to branch. This activity helps them develop strong leg muscles, which they will need to for hunting. Before long, the owlet outgrew its cage and was moved to an outdoor enclosure. He needed more daylight and a bigger cage because he is pretty big. He appears to be at the branching stage and he is eating well and gaining weight and turning into a giant baby, said Dr. Kristin with a smile. In order to keep the giant baby at a healthy weight, CROW must feed the owlet a staggering 12 to 14 mice per day, an expensive endeavor for the nonprofit hospital. As a practitioner of the One Health Initiative, Dr. Heather is committed to doing whatever it takes to save these remarkable birds of prey because they do so much to control the islands rodent populations. 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: The great horned owl is known by many as the tiger of the sky. Pictured here is a threeto four-week-old owlet, CROW patient #0523. 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


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ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201422 Shell Of The WeekThe Imperial Venusby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationLocal beach renourishment episodes are known to contribute different or unusual species to the normal local diversity. As sand is pumped from offshore sites, deeper-water species are also sucked by the dredges and deposited in the newly formed beach. Last years beach enhancement on Captiva contributed several unusual species, including this imperial venus (Lirophora latilirata (Conrad, 1841)) valve found by Kimberly Nealon on Easter Sunday on the beach around the middle of the island. Imperial venuses are not unusual in the Caribbean or in other parts of the gulf, but live in deeper water off Southwest Florida. Its thick and heavy shell may reach 1.5 inches, and the broad ribs on the shell surface are unique and somewhat attractive. Learn more about the imperial venus at This Week at the Museum Shell Museum Events Exhibit Chat: This 10-minute presentation will provide an in-depth look to a different exhibit. Daily at 11 a.m. Live Tank Demonstration: See Live Mollusks Up-Close and Personal. See a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, watch a lighting whelk slam its trap door shut for protection, or witness scallops zip across the tank with the jet propulsion skills. Daily at 3 p.m. Shelling 101: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shells, but Were Afraid to Ask. Learn how to find, clean and pack shells for safe travel. Discover how mollusks are classified into families and classes. Monday at 2 p.m. Shell ID Clinics: This new weekly program will provide shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Thursday at 2 p.m. Beach Walks: Join our marine naturalist for a beach walk on the sand near Island Inn on Sanibel. This guided beach walk leaves from Island Inn every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Learn about the shells, the mollusks who create them, and other marine life that has washed ashore. The cost is $10, and parking at Island Inn is free for beach walk participants. Space is limited. Call 395-2233 to make a reservation. 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 Resort on Captiva Island. The four-hour cruise costs $100 for adults and $75 for children and includes the boat trip, lunch, and admission to The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Weekly Schedule Friday, May 3 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, May 6-Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shelling 101 at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 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, May 8 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shell ID Clinic at 2 p.m., Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Phone 239-395-2233 or visit Lirophora latilirata 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite BQWIKPACK & SHIP 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 Small Compass$15.95 6-Gal Fuel Tank$41.95 Rotary Steering Kit$139.95 Cooler Ice Boxfrom$78.95 LagunaRod Holder$19.95


23 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Free Summer Family Programs At The RefugeFour weekly walks and activities plus a special Sea Monsters exhibit highlight the free programming offered all summer long at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. The Sea Monsters exhibit from Mote Marine Laboratory, a marine science institution based in Sarasota opens June 2 in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center. Visitors can interact for free with the educational exhibit daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August 18. Refuge summer programs begin on National Trails Day, June 7, and run through August 2. They include a twiceweekly Family Beach Walk, Indigo Trail Walk, Reading in the Refuge activity, and Wildlife Wonders program. For a full schedule with descriptions, visit www. National Trails Day will feature specially scheduled hikes on Indigo Trail and the Wildlife Education Boardwalk plus Animal Tracking 101 in the Visitor & Education Center and Animal Olympics on Indigo Trail. Summer programming was made possible by support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and a private family foundation. The schedule of four weekly activities follows. No pre-registration is necessary. Wildlife Wonders, every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m.: What makes a bird a bird? Why is a manatee called a sea cow? Is it a crocodile or alligator? Find the answers to these questions and more as you join a naturalist in exploring the refuges unique ecosystem. Geared for adults and children, this 30-minute program meets in the education center classroom. Reading at the Refuge, every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 a.m.: Attendees of each 45-minute reading and crafts session will receive a free nature journal (one to each child) in which to record impressions of their refuge visit and future nature encounters. Meet in the education classroom. Indigo Trail Hike, every Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m.: Join refuge naturalists as they lead a one-hour tour identifying and discussing the ecosystems plants, animals, birds and reptiles fun for adults and children alike. Bring water and bug spray. Meet at the flagpole in front of the education center. Family Beach Walk, every Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m.: The one-hour program convenes at Gulfside City Park for a tour of the refuges gulffront Perry Tract (city parking fees apply.) For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 236 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety. org/summer-programming. Snook Season ClosedSnook fishing has now closed to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, taking effect on May 1. Seasonal harvest closures protect Floridas valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future. Snook is open to harvest in Atlantic state, federal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, through May 31, closing June 1. Both the Atlantic and Gulf will reopen for recreational harvest on September 1. Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to use moderation when determining whether to take a snook home, even during the open season. Snook may be caught and released during the closed season. The FWC encourages anglers to handle their catch carefully to help the fish survive upon release. Proper handling methods can help ensure the species abundance for anglers today and generations to come. To learn more about fish handling, visit and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Fish Handling. Learn more about recreational fishing at by clicking on Saltwater and Recreational Regulations. Families learn about sea turtles and other island fauna and flora during Reading at the Refuge programs CAPTIVA CRUISES Here are just a few of the exciting cruises we offer: Marine Naturalist Adventure 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 islan d lunch and a fun sail back to Captiva. Prices also include admission to the Shell Museum. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday & Saturday s 9:00 AM 1:00 PM Adults $100 / Child $75 (Plus tax) Sunset Serenade Cruise Enjoy live music & the fresh sea air while watching a fabulous Gulf of Mexico Sunset. The perfect way to end the day. Thursday Evenings 7:00 8:00 PM Adults $30 / Child $20 (Plus Tax) Cayo Costa Beach & Shelling Enjoy pristine Gulf Coast barrier islands & explore the secluded, undeveloped Cayo Costa State Park beaches only accessible by boat. Full day & half day trips available. Please call Captiva Cruises at (239) 472-5300 for additional information or visit


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ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201426 Tarpon Are Now In The Buildingby Capt. Matt MitchellThis spring has been some of the toughest fishing I can remember for this time of year. I dont know if it is the lack of shiners in the sound our the poor tide pattern but snook and redfish action has been hard work to say the least. What makes this more frustrating is the places Im targeting these fish are holding them in good numbers yet they do not want to eat a bait. After fishing a hole with only a few bites or fish caught I will jump up on the tower just to check to see if the fish are there as we head out to the next stop, the fish are generally there and in good numbers. Mangrove islands in the mouth of the river held some quality size snook on the higher phases of the incoming tide. Although there where not lots of them the few we managed to hook where real brusiers. We lost a couple of 15 pound plus fish while pitching shiners to the tide swept points of these islands this week. All these fish want to eat are shiners and shiners have been very hard to catch to say the least. These snook simply do want any other bait. Redfish action has also been much more hit and miss than it should be this time of year One day they are right where they should be on a high tide then for the next 3 days they are gone completely from that area. Oyster bars in the middle sound held a few reds along with some snook and giant trout. Cut mullet, ladyfish and even cut pinfish caught a few redfish this week on mangrove keys in the northern sound. With big afternoon high tides this week action should get a whole lot better. Open water flats fishing for trout, ladyfish and sharks has been the best bite happening with lots of these fish around. Water in the 5 to 7ft range has been a good place to pop corks with live shrimp or throw jigs. Locate a few feeding birds in these same areas and this action has been non stop. In a little shallower the sandholes around the wulfert key and buck key area have been loaded with trout for weeks. Some days these trout are all over the 15 inch minimum with a few well over 20 inches then other days it seems almost impossible to get a single keeper. Non stop action in these sandholes though has been pretty much a given. These same sandholes are also holding a few spanish mackerel and jacks. If you just want to bend a rod or wait on the tide to get right before trying for snook and reds this is a sure thing. Just like turning on of a switch as our water temperature in the sound hit that magic number of 78 degrees mid week the tarpon appeared basically out of nowhere. Good numbers of rolling fish flooded into our waters and where easy to spot during the morning light wind calm conditions. Most places I ran in the sound I saw tarpon. Reports of good numbers of tarpon out on the beaches has also started. With the snook and redfish bite being a little tough in recent days to say the least tarpon are a much welcomed arrival. My only tarpon trip this week I sat in rolling and free jumping tarpon for over two hours without a hook up. Sharks where all we caught no matter what bait we tried on these fish they would not take a bait. Watching tarpon roll right next to you buffet of baits can drive you crazy. Tougher fishing just makes the fish caught that more satisfying, yeah right!! Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. A quality over the slot redfish caught while fishing with Capt Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Discard shing line responsibly/in designated receptacles Read us online at


27 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Danish Harrell of Indian Harbor Beach, Florida caught and released a lookdown fish and a snook while visiting Sanibel over Easter weekend. Danish and Lamar Harrell, along their twins Ella and Logan, were visiting in-laws Wesley and Jimmy Fay. Danish Harrell with her lookdown fish catch Danish Harrell with her snook catch Fish Caught Michael, Ali and Joey Presbrey who caught a 35-inch snook from Manasquan, New Jersey had a great day of fishing, along with their father, James. The snook was safely released back into the river. The family had been fishing with Sea Reed Charters. Fish Caught The Presbreys display the snook caught by the children 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. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201428 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, May 9 at 11 a.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, free for members and children 12 or 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 bluejay with worm in its beak photos courtesy of CROW Baby crow community chorus Baby Coopers hawk Baby barn owls Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000 We have the Major League We have the Major League Baseball (MLB) Package Baseball (MLB) Package HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations! Reservations encouraged. Private dining for groups available. 8700 Gladiolus Drive (Winkler & Gladiolus) Happy hour specials or other promotions not o ered on holidays.www.SunshineGrilleFM.com239.489.2233 GLUTENFREE OPTIONS DELECTABLE DESSERTS DAILY HAPPY HOUR & LIVE MUSIC SUNDAY BUFFET BRUNCH Visit our sister restaurant, Sunshine Seafood Caf & Wine Bar 14900 Captiva Drive, Captiva 239.472.6200T M Tb Stnfrn Tfr Mf D SPECIAL DINNER MENU 4 p.m. 10 p.m. 10 a.m. 4 p.m. $29.99 per person $12 kids 6-12 Children under 5 free (limit 2 free children per adult)Prime Rib Carving Station Slow Roasted Ham Belgian Waf es Omelets Eggs Benedict Applewood Bacon Southern Style Cheese Grits Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Smoked Salmon Assorted Salads Pastries & DessertsMOTHERS DAY BUFFET BSUNDAY, MAY 11


29 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014Plant SmartCuracao Bushby Gerri ReavesCuracao bush (Cordia globosa) is a native shrub listed as endangered in the State of Florida. Found only in parts of South Florida and the Keys, it grows at the edges of hammocks, in coastal rock barrens and in open areas. This long-lived perennial is a fast grower, reaching five to 10 feet tall and taking a symmetrical rounded shape. Multi-branched with dense foliage, its particularly suited to a wild garden. Clusters of small white funnel-shaped flowers bloom on the branch ends most of the year. The flowers are followed by small bright-red berries that earn the plant another common name, bloodberry. The flowers attract several species of butterflies, such as malachite, atala and dagger wings, thus yet another common name, butterflybush. Birds and other wildlife feed on the berries. The coarse, hairy, gray-green leaves have toothed edges, pointed tips and prominent veins. Curacao bush is drought-tolerant when established and moderately salt-tolerant as well. It can survive in nutrient-poor sandy soil, but needs some organic content. Give it a spot in full sun or light shade. Propagate it with the seeds or watch for seedlings near the parent plant. Sources: The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio,, fnps. org and Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Curacao bush is listed as an endangered plant in Florida photo by Gerri Reaves Send your editorial copy Make Your Reservations for Mothers Day


ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201430 Sculpture By Bob Kent On Display At The LibrarySanibel resident Bob Kent has three bronze sculptures, celebrating activities of his grandchildren, on display at the Sanibel Public Library. The sculptures depict a girl playing soccer, a boy weightlifting, and a girl running. Each is about 24 inches tall and weighs more than 50 pounds. Kent said it takes about three months to do one sculpture. He works with 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch sheets of wax using metal tools heated with either an alcohol lamp or a propane burner. Then he uses a hair dryer or hot water to shape the wax. The sculpture is finished with very fine metal sandpaper dipped in mineral spirits to make the wax pliable. Finally, the sculpture is taken to Bronzart Foundry in Sarasota where it is cast in bronze. Artistic talent runs in the family. Kents grandfather dabbled in painting. In 2010, Kent took a class at BIG ARTS in clay sculpting and later became interested in bronze. In addition to the soccer, weightlifting and running sculptures, Kent has completed a boy breaking boards karate-style and he is currently working on a girl playing violin, and a boy playing piano. Kent is originally from Columbus, Ohio, worked in the construction and concrete business, and later in land development. He attended Denison University in Granville, where he met his wife Joan. They discovered Sanibel in 1973 and built a condominium in 1984. They have four children and 11 grandchildren. He is a long-time volunteer at the Sanibel Public Library. Along with sculpting, his hobbies include golf, bridge, cooking and reading. The sculpture is on display through mid-May in the main reading room. The library is at 770 Dunlop Road and is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 472-2483. Bob Kent with two of his bronze sculptures Bronze sculpture by Bob Kent 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 Margaritaville Tequila Gold or Silver 1.75 ltr.Reg. $25.99 SALE $19.99Johnnie Walker Red 1.75 ltr. Reg. $36.99 SALE $29.99Bacardi Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. $25.99Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. SALE $22.99Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 750 ml. $13.99A to Z Pinot Noir 70 ml. Reg. $21.99 SALE $18.99(Rated in Top 100 Wines by Wine Spectator)Kim 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. 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music


31 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Birds Eye ViewThe Summer And Wading Birdsby Mark Bird WestallThe season is winding down and the snowbirds have started heading back up north; both the humans and those with feathers. That means that until the fall migration, we humans who stay on Sanibel throughout the summer will have to accept seeing fewer numbers of wading birds on trips though the refuge. For a long time now, local birds throughout south Florida have been declining in number. There are estimates that the numbers of wading birds in south Florida may be as much as 90 to 95 percent lower than they were in the 1930s and 1940s. Typically, people tend to blame the development community for these declines. But you cant blame it all on the developers. There are many ways that species experience loss of habitat and a resulting decline in numbers. With all the things that humans are doing to make it difficult for our local wading birds, it shouldnt be surprising that we see less and less every year. Even back in 1978, after the feathered snowbirds began returning to their summer breeding grounds, I could go back into the remote areas of the refuge and find 300 to 400 wading birds feeding in a single group; standing so close to each other that you could hear them arguing a quarter of a mile away. Today, Im lucky if I can find 20 to 30 together at a time. Thats what happens in an increasingly human-oriented world. But if it is not only the developers, what else causes loss of habitat? The first major changes that started to affect the wading birds started soon after World War II when the mosquito control districts were created and they began spraying DDT in order to rid Southwest Florida of the pesky saltwater mosquito. On Sanibel, the districts work was intensified by the late s and early s when major antimosquito breeding habitat projects (such as the building of the Wildlife Drive and draining the interior wetlands) were initiated. With fewer mosquitos, the large populations of foraging fish that fed on mosquito larvae became increasingly rare, making it more difficult for the wading birds to find food. If the birds cant find sufficient food to survive and raise their families, there is less of a reason to try and nest here. Now dont get me wrong, I am not anti-mosquito control. I have heard the stories about how bad the mosquitos once were on Sanibel with no program in place. We have to protect humans from deadly mosquito-borne diseases. But Im not sure that I want the mosquito control issue to be so important that the program can poison and alter the environment, almost indiscriminately; so much so that tourists can come to the island in the summer, wear their swimsuits and not be bothered by many mosquitos. On the other hand, isnt it interesting how we deal with no-see-ums? Do we spray poisons all over from helicopters and airplanes? No. We put less toxic sprays on our bodies. We try techniques such as avoiding sunrise and sunset, or standing still only in places where there is a breeze. What a much more environmentally-friendly way to deal with irritating insects. But thats just the start of our local wading birds problems when it comes to surviving in a human-oriented world. For the last several decades, weve been dumping tons of nutrients from Lake Okeechobee into the Pine Island Estuary. With all the algae growth and red tide blooms, I feel that the foraging fish have had to suffer, which in turn affects our local wading birds. And to top it all off, Sanibel has created a pygmy population of alligators that probably couldnt keep the smallest raccoon from getting into a nest. Its tough for a wading bird to try and raise a family here on this environmentally-friendly island these days. Yes, we do see more roseate spoonbills here on Sanibel in the summer. But that is because they do not nest on the island. They mostly nest down in the Everglades during the winter and bring their young back up here for the summer. But even their numbers have been declining drastically for many years due to the mismanagement of the Everglades ecosystem. Humans have evolved into a powerful species with the ability to alter how the natural world lives and breathes. We are always saying that we want the pretty species to share this world with us. But then we are always making decisions that affect their ability to survive with us. When will we learn that everything is connected, even the scary and insignificant? It is within our power to decide who shall live amongst us and who shall not. Will we continue to look at the world with tunnel vision or will we develop the wisdom to take a more balanced approach? I am reminded of a quote that lately has been attributed to Spidermans Uncle continued on page 38


Storm cloud rolling in over Sanibel beachfront photo by Shannon Lee FosterISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201432 Hortoons Congress Jewelers Supports The Sanibel School FundCongress Jewelers has been involved with The Sanibel School since 1984, when the Congress family opened the jewelry store in Periwinkle Place Shops. Although the founders Dee and Larry Congress did not have any of their own children attend the school, they have had seven grandchildren attend and five graduate from middle school. The elementary school was expanded to a K-8 school in 2002. Since then, the Congress family has been involved in many aspects of the school, including serving as members of the Sanibel School Fund, PTA Board and School Advisory Council. As part of their continued support of the school, Congress Jewelers is a Grand Blue Ribbon Partner of this years annual campaign by providing financial support for the foreign language program and additional enhancements of improving technology. We are very fortunate to have a school on our island that has prepared our four children to succeed in high school and college, said Scot Congress. The friendships that they make at school will endure them to our island forever. As part of the Blue Ribbon Golf Classic, Congress Jewelers has also donated a gift certificate from Sealife by Congress.


33 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Rotary Essay Contest Winnersubmitted by Shirley JewellCongratulations to Maxime Miville, eighth grade student at The Sanibel School for being the first-place winner of this years Sanibel-Captiva Rotary 4-Way Test Essay Contest. Before making decisions about the things they think, say or do, Rotarians ask themselves four simple questions. If the answer to any one of the four is no, the Rotarians cannot, in good conscience, proceed with that thought, statement or action. Rotarys 4-Way Test: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Eighth grade students were invited to participate in this contest by writing an essay on a particular problem or conflict faced by teenagers perhaps a dilemma they had faced personally, or an issue facing our nation or world using the guidelines presented by Rotarys 4-Way Test. Maxime, Sanibel School Principal Barbara Von Harten, eighth grade English teacher Brittany Camp and Rene Miville (Maximes father) attended last weeks SanibelCaptiva Rotary Club meeting where Maxine was presented a $50 check, a personal 4-Way Test plaque and an engraved 4-Way Test contest winner plaque to be displayed in the reception area of The Sanibel School. Maxime was then invited to read her essay on the topic of cheating at school. Main paragraphs in her essay took on the questions in the 4-Way Test as relating to cheating. Rene Miville, Maxime Miville, Barbara Von Harten, Brittany Camp and Scot Congress 5/9/14 CINCO DE DERBY WeekendSaturday, May 3rd Monday, May 5th!MEXICAN FOOD & DRINK SPECIALSSAT, MAY 3rd IS DERBY DAY! LADIES HAT CONTEST MINT JULEPS LONGSHOT FREE DRINK SPECIALS Since 1978We serve it fresh....Raw Bar Open Thursday & Friday!! Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday)472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road*Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013 Restaurant Open 7 Days 5pm 9pm....or we dont serve it at all!Sushi & Sashimi Thursday & Fridays! Friday is Lobstah Night! Restaurant Open 7 Days 4:00pm Midnight 36 Years of Fresh Fish on Sanibel Island!* Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm 6:00pm 10:00pm Midnight 13 Dinners for $15, before 5:30pm 7 days Since 1978A Free Wicked Strong Drink for all Patrons if WICKED STRONG wins! Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


The five artworks remaining from the Sanibel is series. They are on display at Sanibel Art & Frame. Buyers may select the is land charity to benefit. Read us online at ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201434 Sanibel Is Artworks Now On SaleYou may have seen the Sanibel is advertisements running in this newspaper over the past 10 months. Each ad focused on one aspect of Sanibel life, and was sponsored by Eric Pfeifer, broker of Pfeifer Realty Group. Now, those ads have been produced as 18-inch x 24-inch artworks, on gallery wrap canvas. Each will be sold, and the buyer may choose which of 10 Sanibel nonprofits will receive the proceeds. This is a concept unique to Sanibel, Pfeifer said. Many events raise money for a single cause. This one lets the buyer choose which organization benefits from their purchase. Five of the 10 have been sold. The five remaining artworks feature: kayaking, wildlife, history, shelling and boating. Bids for the art auction may be made online now at In addition, the five can be seen at Sanibel Art & Frame, located at 630 Tarpon Bay Road. And, for those want to be assured of getting the piece they want, there is a buy it now price of $400. The art auction began in conjunction with the premiere of Growing Up On Sanibel, a documentary sponsored by Pfeifer Realty Group, which had its first showing at BIG ARTS on April 10. The documentary will be available soon on DVD.


35 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 The Music Man Marches Onto StageMarching on the Broadway Palm stage from now through May 24 is Meredith Wilsons The Music Man. The winner of five Tony Awards, The Music Man has been delighting audiences of all ages for over 50 years. The Music Man follows Harold Hill, a fast-talking traveling salesman as he sets out to con the people of River City, Iowa. Hill tries to talk the townsfolk into buying instruments and uniforms for a band that he vows to organize, despite the fact that he doesnt know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the towns librarian. The crowd pleasing score includes Seventy-six Trombones, Goodnight Ladies, Shipoopi and more. Directing this family-friendly classic is Brian Enzman, who has been with Prather Entertainment Group (PEG) for over 25 years and created over 200 productions as director, choreographer and actor for both Broadway Palm and the Dutch Apple. He also serves as PEGs casting director and artistic producer. Choreographing The Music Man is Amy Marie McCleary. Her stellar choreography was previously seen in the critically acclaimed Cats. The duo most recently worked together on the monumental musical Les Misrables. March on over to Broadway Palm for The Music Man playing now through May 24. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. The theatre features an upscale dinner theatre experience on Saturday nights. Ticket prices range from $35 to $58, with childrens rates available. Reservations can be made by calling 278-4422, by visiting or by stopping by the box office, located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Finale cast of The Music Man, now playing at Broadway Palm Scene depicting Harold Hills arrival in River City Cast of The Music Man performs Pickalittle (Talk-a-little) We Proudly Brew Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Fun new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun new" Moo Wear for all agesServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Treat Treat Mom Mom on on Mother Mother s Day All All Mothers Mothers receive receive sweets sweets We Will Serve You We Will Serve You 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.comVoted Best Family Dining Restaurant 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012


ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201436 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation FoundationSea Turtle NestingThe beginning of sea turtle nesting season in Southwest Florida has begun. This year, SCCF welcomes a new sea turtle coordinator, Kelly Sloan, who joined SCCF in December. Sloan brings six years of experience, having worked as a sea turtle biologist for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Thursday, May 1 marked the official start of nesting season, but in recent years, sea turtles have started nesting at the end of April. All sea turtle species are listed and protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. As nesting season gets under way on the islands, you can help provide a safe beach for nesting and hatching sea turtles by keeping the following tips in mind: Shield or turn off lights near the beach Take all beach furniture, tents and umbrellas off the beach with you Fill any holes you dig Do not approach or disturb nesting turtles Never take a flash photo of a sea turtle Limit your use of flashlights on the beach at night. If you see a sea turtle, turn the flashlight off immediately. Pick up trash on the beach, especially plastic Honor the pet leash law For more information on the sea turtles that nest and hatch on our beaches, visit the SCCF Nature Center for the Turtle Tracks education program.Snowy Plover Nesting On SanibelAs of Thursday, April 24, there were six snowy plover nests on Sanibel. There was a seventh but it was lost due to human interference. SCCF coordinates the monitoring of snowy plover nesting on Sanibel. Snowy plovers nest on the beach and SCCF stakes protective exclosures around snowy plover nests. Do not enter the staked exclosures and keep dogs out as well. When snowy plovers are not moving, they are extremely well camouflaged. If a snowy plover is flushed from its nest, it takes very little time for the hot sun to damage the eggs. The snowy plover is a state-listed, threatened species on Sanibel. The most recent estimate indicates that around 200 pairs of snowy plovers remain along the west coast of Florida, from the Panhandle through Cape Sable. Snowy plover nesting season runs through August. They can nest two or three times in one season You can learn more about snowy plovers at the weekly program offered every other Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at SCCFs Nature Center, or visit SCCFs website at http://sccf. org/content/80/Snowy-Plover-Project.aspx SCCF (the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed through environmental education, land acquisition, landscaping for wildlife, marine research, natural resource policy, sea turtle conservation and wildlife habitat management. As part of the SCCF Marine Laboratorys work, real-time water quality data from the SCCF RECON (River, Estuary & Coastal Observing Network) sensors can be found at Community support through membership dues and tax-deductible contributions makes this work possible.Cruise The Historic CaloosahatcheeTour the historic upriver Caloosahatchee on a 2.5-hour Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore Cruise on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 11. 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 adventure begins by locking through the WP Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east towards Alva, you will enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF natural resource policy director. The vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that is used for daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart at 1 p.m. from the WP Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. continued on page 38 Green sea turtle release group Snowy plover with chick photo by Heather Porter Devils Elbow


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ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201438 From page 31Summer And Wading BirdsBen, but in reality may have first been quoted by Voltaire in the 1800s: With great power comes great responsibility. 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. Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef AJBEST CHEF Best Of The Islands AwardsMOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT Best Of The Islands Awards il TesoroCall for reservations 395-4022 ~ Specials Prepared Daily ~ inspired by Island Fare in a bistro style inspired by Island Fare in a bistro styleAJ B, Cb/OtnIL TESORO, btn FINE ITALIAN CUISINE HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR 2 FOR 1 WINE & BEER 2 FOR 1 WINE & BEER from from 5-6 PM 5-6 PMValid only with food order. One free glass of wine or beer when another glass of wine or beer of equal or greater value is purchased. Not valid with any other coupon or on holidays. Offer Expires 05/16/14. Time Out, New York Naples Daily NewsBest of the Best, 2003New York Times751 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel (239) 395-4022 Fine Italian Cuisine New York City opentable diners choice award 2013 From page 36SCCF ProgramsThis will be the last cruise of the season. Private group cruises can be scheduled by appointment. Advance reservations are required and payment is due at time of reservation. Cruises return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. Reservations must be made by noon Friday, May 9 for the May 11 cruise. Call SCCF at 472-2329. Space is limited. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information on these programs unless otherwise indicated. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZA HOME OF THE STEEL CURTAIN PIZZAThe MLB & The MLB & NHL Ticket NHL Ticket voted voted best lunch best lunch on the island on the island 2012 & 2013 2012 & 2013 free free pizza delivery pizza delivery 29 BEERS 29 BEERS ON TAP! ON TAP! Local Artists Works On Display SunTrust Bank, in collaboration with the San-Cap Art League, is displaying works of local artists at the Sanibel branch location. Each month, a different artists work will be displayed. The featured artist for May is Jim Storer. Storer is a retired physician living full time on Sanibel. He studied art in New Orleans, where he was an associate dean at Tulane University School of Medicine. Storer paints primarily landscapes in an impressionist style. As a member of the San-Cap Art League, I am honored to be initiating this new relationship between SunTrust Bank and the league, said Storer. SunTrust Bank is at 2408 Periwinkle Way. Sanibel resident and artist Jim Storer with one of his paintings 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 Miss ionary Alliance Foundation 2014 S hell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2711-14 May2014 May 6The Story of Pakistan & Afghanistanfrom 10am to11:30am. Join Professor Adrian Kerr, as he leads us through the recent history and colorful cultures of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Often overshadowed by their neighbors India and Iran both have emerged into high profile as a result of the post 9/11 conflicts in the Middle East. Tickets are $10 each* and can be purchased by calling 489-8472.May 7,13,21&27Learn More About Shell Point at 10am. 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 your place. May 12The Life and Times of Jay Norwood Ding Darling from 10am to 11:30am. Kristie Anders, Education Director for the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, shares her knowledge of local lore as she takes a closer look at the life of Jay Norwood Ding Darling. Norwood was a noted editorial cartoonist who chronicled the crossing of the Atlantic by Lindbergh, the fallen sons of World War II, and the creation of the League of Nations. He received two Pulitzer prizes, and some of his biggest contributions to the country were conservation-oriented. Of course, we know him best for the national wildlife refuge right down the road on Sanibel that bears his name. Please call 489-8472 to reserve your space. May 28 & 30 A New Cold War: Russia Revisited 2 Sessions from 10am to 12pm. Join Thomas Tyrrell, retired international lawyer and former economic advisor to the UK government, as he leads a series of talks aimed at a better understanding of the Russian people and the objectives of President Putin. Russia is on the march! America and Europe are sliding inexorably into a new kind of Economic Cold War. The crisis in the Ukraine has once again caught the West off guard. Putin knows his endgame. What is ours? Tickets are $10 each session* and can be purchased by calling 489-8472. FREE! FREE*Please note: If you are unable to attend a class that includes a fee, kindly give 24 hours notice to receive a refund. 39 ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014


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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 45 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 2, 2014 B BSECTION Highlights Of SCCFs 3rd Annual Beer In The Bushesmore photos on page 4B Crowds mingled around the SCCF property, had snacks and sampled beers throughout the evening photos by Jeff Lysiak Beer In The Bushes guests arriving at SCCF on Saturday night John and Deborah LaGorce helped distribute New Belgiums Shift Pale Lager SCCF volunteers Ellen Strobel and Carol Gestwicki The band Have Gun Will Travel entertained the crowd Kip Buntrock and Leah Reidenbach Islanders Launch Reusable Water Bottle Businessby Jeff LysiakWhat began as a bit of a joke between two old friends has become one of the latest, trendsetting ideas. Long-time island resident Michael Macray and his daughter, Kelsie Macray, have started a new business headquartered on Sanibel called Bone Dry Water Supply peddling reusable aluminum and stainless steel water bottles in an effort to spread the movement of going green. The idea of starting our own business began as sort of a joke, said Michael Macray, who moved to the island in 1982. A friend of mine, Joe Curler, is in the bottled water business up in Ocala. Way back when he started the business, it was crazy to think of people charging $3 for a bottle of water. Not too long ago, Macray asked his friend how the business was doing. He told me it was terrible, because all of the big companies (including Coca-Cola and Pepsi) had gotten into the (bottled water) game, said Macray. Half-joking, I asked him about his business costs, and he told me that the freight was the most expensive part of it. Soon, Macray was attempting to come up with an idea on how to lower the costs of bottling water. He and his daughter arrived at the notion of marketing what he calls very much tongue-in-cheek dehydrated water. People can buy water very inexpensively, Macray said. And once they buy our water bottles, theyre getting a lifetime supply. Also rather tongue-in-cheek is Bone Dry Water Supplys instructions printed on the front label, which reads,Gluten-free, sugar-free, fat-free, calorie-free, non-addictive, non-GMO, humanely raised, vegan, no artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives or atropa belladonna. On the reverse, the label reads, Bone Dry Water Supply Co. is dedicated to continued on page 5B Sanibel resident Michael Macray with a pair of reusable water bottles now being sold on the islands photos by Jeff Lysiak


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5B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellThere has been so much going on during our regular Friday meetings so this week Im doubling up on speaker notes. Beth Lobdell, executive director of Child Care of Southwest Florida, said that over 90 percent of the neurons used in the brain are stimulated and form between the ages of two and five. Child Care of Southwest Florida operates six high quality child care centers in Lee and Hendry counties, manages the USDA Child Care Food programs, manages Floridas Child Care mandated introductory training for child care providers, and hosts the annual Circle of Care early education conference. Many of these locations also have family resource centers to help with financial and personal stress. Childcare of Southwest Florida provides childcare, early-childhood education and pre-k to working parents who are struggling to get by and are not eligible for government-assisted programs because of their income level. These are working families barely able to pay their rent and, without childcare, would not be able to join the workforce. Children, whose families are sometimes on the cusp of poverty, are often excluded from the kind of quality educational experiences provided at the agency. The agency works with support partners to help with tuition, however, the need continues to rise, leaving far too many children without quality childcare and early-childhood education. Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. is the regions leading childcare resource. Established as a private non-profit organization in 1967, led by a volunteer board of directors, and through community partner involvement and fundraising events, offers reduced rates and scholarships to struggling working-class families. Studies show children from lowerincome environments are 18 months below normal development by age four and are at risk of never catching up to their peers, even though the potential was there in the early years. Another one of our speakers, Steve Agius, Rotary-District Gift of Life, Wheelchair Foundation, and membership chair, stopped by to share the news on a number of projects the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary has been involved with this year. Agius thanked us for our $10,000 contribution for the Rotary Gift of Life, Florida. That donation will be used to sponsor two medical teams of 20 to 30 doctors and nurses providing life-saving heart surgery on children at Benjamin Bloom Hospital, El Salvador and Bustamante Hospital for Children, Kingston, Jamaica. Along with their time, the medical team will provide training sessions to the hospital staff so that in the future, they will be able to do the surgeries. Each of the medical teams sent to Bloom Hospital and Bustamante Hospital will perform somewhere around 10 to 14 surgeries on their visits. Agius invited club members to participate in Wheelchair Foundation distribution events this year in Jamaica or El Salvador. He said, Each time I make these trips and participate in the distribution process, it renews my spirit and energy to continue this work. My life is ever changed by being part of this program. Agius showed a heartwarming video made by Hector Manning, earthquake survivor and double leg amputee, who received help in his time of need. He filmed his own mission to distribute 200 wheelchairs in his native country, El Salvador. Receiving a wheelchair not only changes the lives of the recipient but also changes the lives of caregivers. 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 Beth Lobdell Steve Agius From page 1BReusable Water Bottle Businessreducing the waste stream of plastic bottles in our landfills and oceans and the carbon footprint from shipping bottled water from remote islands, arctic glaciers and French springs. Gotta take a shot at the French, right? Macray added with a laugh. While Kelsie Macray who was raised on the island but currently lives in Los Angeles and her father collaborate on getting their fledgling business off the ground, their initial marketing plan is to focus their product on sales in and around Southwest Florida. Their reusable water bottles currently available in two separate shades of blue are now offered at Sanibels Holiday Inn/Starfish Grille as well as at Jensens Twin Palm Cottages & Marina on Captiva. A website selling their products (www. is now under development, and should become live in the next week or so. A lot of people who have seen it really like it, said Michael Macray. This really seems to be catching on. To accentuate Macrays sense of humor are the directions for use printed on the back of each water bottle: Add your favorite local water, filtered or tap, shaken or stirred, and enjoy! And, for good measure, a comical caution: This bottle may not be used as a flotation device or helmet or jetpack. Classic Golf Tournament8:30 am start with Continental Breakfast provided by Sanibel Deli Lunch After Tournament Blue Coyote May 3 2014The Sanibel Island Golf Club Golf and Lunch $125.00 Foursome $400.00Register for event James Robinson (239) 472-3644 ext 221 Jrobinson@crowclinic.orgEvent sponsors:


6B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 to Benet the Sanibel School Fund Saturday, May 17th 12:30 p.m. shotgun start 4:30 p.m. helicopter ball drop Opportunity to win a Lexus by making a hole-in-one. with Heavy Hors doeuvres and Beverage Event will support Sanibel School Fund to provide funding for the Schools ForeignLanguage Program, technology, and other educational needs. Doc Fords Kiwanis Foundation Royal Shell PropertiesMaughan FamilyStaycation at Tweenies,Tweenwaters Inn, and Crow experiences Leslie Adams Catering/ Ships Ahoy! Ocean adventure...Boat trip/lunch at Point Ybel Brewing Co. brewing experience The Dunes Golf ClubPresidents ChoiceOn April 25, The Dunes Womens Golf Association played a Presidents Choice game, choosing four clubs for the final round of the year. Golf was followed by a closing luncheon where awards were made for the year. The most improved golfer was Gussie Blue. Results of the 4 Club Game were: Flight 1 1st Gross Anne Frymoyer 76 2nd Gross Annie Wainwright 80 1st Net June Muench 58 2nd Net Mike Dutton 61 Flight 2 1st Gross Muriel DeRoberts 89 2nd Gross Betsy Cox 90 1st Net Barbara Chappell 61 2nd Net Joan Kelly 62 Closest to the pin: Mardi Glenn Longest drive: Tonya Hochschild Chip-in: Muriel DeRoberts #2 The Dunes Golf ClubNifty NinersThe results from The Dunes Nifty Niners Spring Fling at South Seas Island Resort on Thursday April, 24, format Closest to the Hole on all holes with two Longest Drive holes, are: #1 Trudy Burkholder #2 Maureen OBrien #3 Robin Cohan #4 Joan Kelly #5 Sue Norpell #6 Sue Tray (Closest in 2) #6 Terry Jewett (Longest Drive) #7 Julie ONeil #8 Bridget Funk #9 Roberta Rohl (Closest in 2) #9 Maureen Saage (Longest Drive) The Dunes Womens Golf Association Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Our email address is


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8B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Sanibel Island Golf ClubLast Game Of The SeasonOn April 26, the Sanibel Island Golf Club Mens League played their last regularly scheduled Saturday event of the 2013-14 season. It was a one best net ball on each hole with 80 percent handicap applied to each player. The winners were the threesome of Fred Zimmer, Phil Pilibosian, Roger Cogswell and a blind draw with a score of 49. All three players had one of their best rounds and scored below their regular handicaps. Each had at least one net double eagle and Cogswell had two. A few eagles and birdies also helped. In second place with a score of 51 was the foursome of Rig Trimbey, Dave Bugby, Bob Cushman and Rene Lohser. They had three net eagles on one hole and wished they were playing more than just one best ball. Bugby had an eagle on the par five 18th hole. As usual, Lohser sunk a few putts or put the ball close to the hole with his putter from off the green. There was a tie for third place with scores of 54. The team of Tom Rathbone, Tom Ware, Don Bradford and Jack Tukey survived a scorecard playoff on the back nine. They had net birdies on most holes and Rathbone provided a couple of net eagles. It was a great season and we are all looking forward to next fall. The snowbirds are on their way north now and in the next couple of weeks. A few of us will be here for the summer and will play the Sanibel Island Golf Club and some of the reciprocal golf courses on an ad hoc basis. Second place teammates Bob Cushman, Rig Trimbey, Dave Bugby and Rene Lohser April 26 winners Roger Cogswell and Fred Zimmer (not shown Phil Pilibosian) The Dunes Golf ClubIndividual Quota PointsThe results from The Dunes Mens Golf Association play on Wednesday, April 23, format Individual Quota Points, are: Flight #1 1st Terry Finzen +15 2nd Jay Sleiter +10 3rd Joe Raboy +9 Flight #2 1st Skip Jewett +13 2nd Bob Kent +11 3rd Mike Funk +10 Flight #3 T1st John Frymoyer +11 Stan Hirschfeld +11 T3rd Ray Galligan +10 Fred Gobel +10


9B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 NCAA Bows To Needed Changes In Face Of Unionization Threat Proposed By College Athletesby Ed FrankControversy is often the fuel that sparks interest in sports. Seldom, however, has there been a bigger storm of controversy than the present plan to allow college athletes the right to unionize. As has been written, discussed, argued and dissected, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University football players are university employees, thus enabling them to vote on union representation. The effort has been headed by former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, with financial backing from the United Steelworkers Union. Northwestern football players voted last week, but the results are being kept secret while the NCAA appeals the NLRB ruling. Ask 12 people their opinion on the issue and you will get 24 reasons why college athletic unionization is right, wrong, ridiculous or needs further study. The fact is, however, Colter has brought to the forefront the simple truth that the multi-billion dollar empire of college sports despite the hefty value of scholarships has not treated their athletes properly. Let me give you a personal example: I have a grandson at Purdue University who tutors football players. They tell him that they often go to bed hungry because the NCAA meal restrictions do not allow proper nutrition for the rigorous training required. This is not an isolated fact and apparently, the NCAA in face of unionization ruckus has owned up to this and other wrongdoings. The issue reminds me of a dangerous intersection where neighbors argue that a traffic light is needed. Nothing happens until a fatal collision occurs, and then the light is installed immediately. Now, the NCAA realizes there have been wrongs and look what the organization recently announced: Provide better academic and career counseling. Insure student-athletes against career-ending injuries. Improve medical monitoring during their playing days. Enable student-athletes to finish their degrees even after their playing days are over. Provide enhanced well-being benefits including meals and nutrition. Cover the full cost of attendance by providing stipends for incidental expenses. No doubt the unionization issue will be argued in the courts for years. Regardless of the final determination, Colter already has won. Do you think the NCAA would have made all these changes without the threat of unionization? Of course not. Miracle Baseball Team Sold By Goldklang Group The 25-year ownership of the Class A Fort Myers Miracle baseball team by the Goldklang Group ended Monday with the announcement that the franchise has been purchased by SJS Beacon, a privately held company. Beacon is headed by Jason Hochberg, a New York native, who has worked in the energy business. I am excited to acquire the Miracle and have the opportunity to work with the community and the Minnesota Twins, he said. The Miracle has been a farm team of the Twins for more than 20 years. Why the Goldklang Group sold the franchise and the purchase price was not announced. Goldklang owns several minor league teams, but the Miracle was the first team the company had acquired. Miracle Defeat Bradenton To Move Into First-Place Tie The Fort Myers Miracle started the week with a 7-0 victory over first-place Bradenton to move into a tie for first in the Florida State Leagues South Division. The Monday win left both teams with 14-10 season records. The Miracle played host to Bradenton on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Hammond Stadium before a three-game road trip to Palm Beach. Fort Myers returns to Hammond Stadium on Sunday for another three-game series against Bradenton. C C ONDO WITH GULF VIEW Cheerful Loggerhead Cay 2 bedrm with terrific rental history $499,000 MARINER POINTE BAY VIEW 2 bedroom walk-out with glassed lanai, open kitchen/updated baths $549,000 3-BEDROOM WALKOUT Bay view with ~1355 sq. ft. of living space, wood floors & more $599,900 DIRECT BEACH-FRONT Sanibel Surfside 2nd floor with updated interior & income $874,000 NEW KITCHEN & BATHS Gulf view 2nd floor 2 bedroom with rental income at Sand Pointe $749,000 CONDO WITH TROPICAL VIEW Spanish Cay with tiled balcony & beach access across street $274,000 DELIGHTFULLY REMODELED Mariner Pointe 2nd floor 2 bedroom with multiple water views $520,000 EARNING $55K+/YEAR Sandalfoot 2 bedroom with $46K already on the books in 2014 $699,000 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 LOW PRICE & NEARLY 1/2 ACRE Chance to build island home next to preserved land $185,000 NEAR-BEACH LOT Wooded parcel on Sanibel Bayous culde-sac, walk to Bowmans $399,000 OVERLOOKING CANALS Over 1/2 acre with patio dock on Limpet Dr, Shell Harbor $749,000 Email editorial copy to:


ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 201410B CROW Classic Golf Tournament This WeekendThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.s 2nd annual CROW Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 3 at the Sanibel Island Golf Club is seeking golfers to fill available spots. The tournament will feature 18 holes of golf, with prizes to be awarded to the top three teams. The first place team players will each receive a foursome at a local golf club. Tee-off is at 8:30 a.m. In addition, there will be a silent auction of golf-related items. A continental breakfast will be provided by the Sanibel Deli and lunch will be served at Blue Coyote at the Sanibel Island Golf Club. This years Event Sponsors are Linda and Wayne Boyd, RLR Investments, LLC and The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. Corporate Sponsors are Barrier Island Title Services, Inc., The Burns Family, Kathy Polk Broker Associate, Lucy and Paul Roth, and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Hole Sponsors are Associates In Dermatology Dr. Scott Crater, Bank of the Islands, Billys Rentals, The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Coral Veterinary Clinic, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Law Office of Janet M. Strickland, P.A., Sanibel Deli, Scott White Advisors, Stewart Title Becky Anderson and Superior Title Services, Entry fees for the tournament are $125 for individual players and $400 for foursomes. Registration forms are available at Sanibel Island Golf Club or at CROW. For more information on sponsorship or to request a registration form, contact James Robinson of CROW at 472-3644 ext. 221 or CROW Classic Golf Tournament committee members Jeff Powers, Craig Albert, Jeff Burns and Jeff Haungs with the Sanibel Island Golf Clubs Drew Donnelly and Ed Lockard SPORTS QUIZ 1. Entering 2014, which major-league team was the only one to not have a pitcher toss a no-hitter in franchise history? 2. Three pitchers during the 1990s led or co-led the A.L. in wins for a season without tossing a shutout. Name two of them. 3. Of Florida, Florida State and Miami, which was the only college football team to not play in at least one of the first five BCS national championship games? 4. When was the last time an NBA Finals team won Game Seven on the road? 5. In the 2013-14 season, the Anaheim Ducks became the second team in NHL history to win 18 times in 19 games. Who was the first? 6. How old was driver A.J. Foyt when he won his last IndyCar race? 7. How many consecutive Grand Slam singles semifinals did tennis star Novak Djokovic make before losing in the Australian Open quarterfinals in 2014? ANSWERS 1. The San Diego Padres. 2. Detroits Bill Gullickson (1991), and New Yorks Andy Pettitte (1996) and David Cone (1998). 3. Florida. Florida State played in the rst three, and Miami the next two. 4. The Washington Bullets beat the Sonics in Seattle in 1978. 5. The 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens. 6. He was 46 when he won the Pocono 500 in 1981. 7. Fourteen. 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. Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


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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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Summer Barnes, server at Sundail Beach Resort and Spa 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.12B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 AMONG THE FLOWERS CAFE Among the Flowers Cafe Gifts and Bakery in Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel, features fresh smoothy and green juices by Chelsee, and ice cream, pizza, french croissant featuring special sandwich like lox and cream cheese, eggplant caprese towers, fresh gluten free vegan soups, smoked turkey and brie, espresso bar, crafted coffees, as well as quality Italian and French breads, desserts, and lasagne along with vegan and gluten-free options. Youll also find madeto-order specialty cakes and cupcakes and party planning and catering is offered for the Sanibel island area and most of Fort Myers. Theres outdoor seating on the shaded deck.


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 14B 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 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.13B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 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. 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From page 13BRestaurants 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 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. 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.)14B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Phone: (239)489.0442 Email: www.gregweglarz.comState Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years Custom Residential Construction Remodeling Projects Design Team with Construction Drawings Plans Through Completion of Project Proper ty Care ONE COMPANY TOTAL CARE YOUR H OME Landscape Architecture Design & Build Pool Maintenance Shell or Stone Driveways Lawn Maintenance Plant Care go to for Services & Discountscall 239.887.2212 25 Years Experience pie, root beer floats and banana splits. A childrens menu and carry-out are also available and outdoor seating is available. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and happy hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. seven days a week with two-for-one draft beer and wine and a menu that starts at $4.50 for items such as nachos with cheese and salsa and $5.50 wings and chicken tenders. The ice cream bar has 20+ flavors of locally made Royal Scoop ice cream. 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. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


15B ISLAND SUN MAY 2 2014 The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured starting at 8:30 p.m. Weekdays, music is from 7 to 11 p.m. On Monday, its Renata, playing jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, David Christian, funk, pop and top s; Wednesday, Trevor 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 music tonight, Friday, by Robbie & The Absent Minded. 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. On Tuesday, its also open mic night from 8 to 11 p.m. 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 vocalist Paul Ventura and Father Al & the Jazz Congregation; Thursday, smooth music and dancing with 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 Bandittos Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Taylor Stokes May 6 and 7. 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. Canary & Keys plays Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. during Sanibel Soft Rock. 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 2 to 5 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. Danny Morgan and Friends perform at Traders Store & Cafe on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. LIVE ON THE ISLANDS Craft Beer WeekMatzaluna Italian Restaurant in conjunction with American Craft Beer Week, will be hosting tap takeovers by two local breweries. Pont Ybel Brewery will take over the taps on Monday, May 12 and Fort Myers Brewing Company will takeover the taps on Tuesday, May 14. Patrons will be able to sample selections at a discounted price and meet reps from the breweries. Matzaluna will also feature a craft draft beer and food pairing menu as well as a Paddle and Pizza promo for $20 all week. Started by the Brewers Association, a non-profit on behalf of a majority of U.S. breweries, the week is to celebrate the culture and community of craft beer and gives breweries and beer businesses the opportunity to connect with fans. Matzaluna, part of the Prawnbroker Restaurant Group, is located at 1200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Island. Call 422-1998 or visit for more info. 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 NEW TO THE MARKETFerry Landing HomeOver 2300 sq ft of Living. Direct Bay Front Property with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Second Level encompassing entire Master Suite with open sundeck with breathtaking bay views. Spacious bayside deck for entertaining. Pneumatic elevator between all levels. Glassed in Lanai. Community Pool, Tennis, and Fishing Pier.Offering at $1,695,000 A treasure on Sanibel, Talk to Tracy 239.994.7975

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CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A misunderstanding twixt you and a friend might not be your fault at all, despite what he or she suggests. Talk it out to see at what point the confusion might have started. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Getting into a community operation fulfills the Aquarians need to help people. It also can lead to new contacts that might one day help you with a project. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A minor problem could delay the start of a long-anticipated trip for two. Use the time to recheck your travel plans. You might find a better way to get where youre going. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a dedicated romantic who seeks both excitement and stability in your relationships. On May 10, 1749, the 10th and final volume of Henry Fieldings novel Tom Jones is printed. The serialized novel told the humorous story of the attempts of the illegitimate but charming Tom Jones to win his neighbors daughter. On May 5, 1904, Boston Red Sox pitcher Cy Young (born Denton True Young) throws a perfect game against the Detroit Tigers. It was the first perfect game of the modern era; the last had been thrown by John Montgomery Ward in 1880. It was the second of three nohitters that Young would throw, and the only perfect game. On May 9, 1926, according to their claims, polar explorer Richard E. Byrd and co-pilot Floyd Bennett fly over the North Pole in a triple-engine Fokker monoplane, the Josephine Ford. However, the discovery in 1996 of the diary that Byrd kept seemed to suggest that he and Bennett may have turned back 150 miles short of the pole because of an oil leak. On May 6, 1940, John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. The book traces the fictional Joad family of Oklahoma as they lose their family farm and move to California in search of a better life. On May 7, 1965, in a Clearwater, Fla., motel room, a bleary-eyed Keith Richards awoke, grabbed a tape recorder and laid down one of the greatest pop hooks of all time: The opening riff of (I Cant Get No) Satisfaction. He then promptly fell back to sleep. On May 8, 1984, claiming that its athletes will not be safe from protests and possible physical attacks, the Soviet Union announces that it will not compete in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. The boycott was a response to the decision of the United States to boycott the 1980 games held in Moscow. On May 11, 1997, IBMs supercomputer Deep Blue makes chess history by defeating chess champion Gary Kasparov. The Russian master conceded defeat after 19 moves in the sixth game of the tournament. It was the first defeat of a reigning world champion by a machine in tournament play. It was noted Democratic politician Adlai Stevenson who made the following sage observation: In America, anybody can be president. Thats one of the risks you take. You might be surprised to learn that notorious FBI director J. Edgar Hoover at one time had presidential aspirations. He reportedly believed he would be able to defeat president Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, though nothing came of his ambition. Those who study such things say that a lion and a leopard can successfully interbreed. The resulting offspring is called a leopon. The first pocket calculator was introduced by Texas Instruments in 1961, intended originally for use by the Air Force. Weighing 10 ounces and being only slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes, the company claimed that it could perform the same calculations as a computer 150 times its size. The sex organ of a male spider can be found at the end of one of its legs. As most health-care workers could tell you, emergency rooms are busier and more mental patients are admitted during the full moon than at any other time of the month. The time of the new moon is only slightly less busy, however. The next time youre drizzling honey on your biscuit, consider this tidbit: Bees must visit up to 2 million flowers just to produce a single pound of the sweetener. One might think that an event as momentous as the Wright Brothers first successful airplane flight in 1903 would have received widespread coverage in the media. One would be wrong. The only newspaper to carry an account of the historic flight was the Virginian Pilot, based in Norfolk. I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. -Mark Twain THIS WEEK IN HISTORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS472-9300 Daily Lunch Specials Salad Bar Take-Out or Eat In Breakfast Lunch Dinner Open Daily 6 a.m. 10 p.m.Restaurant & Deli


19B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Superior InteriorsFirst Impressions Always Countby Marcia FeeneyWhether your foyer is small or large, entrance areas to your home should be interesting and present an exciting preview of whats to come. One of the most important considerations in designing a foyer space is to keep in mind how much of the surrounding rooms you see from the foyer. Here are a few dos and donts to help you make your homes entry space a memorable first impression: Mirrors A handsomely framed mirror over a chest or table is always an excellent design option. And dont skimp on the size. If your entry way is small, consider mirroring closet doors. And in situations where your front door opens into the living space, try to create a foyer with a mirrored folding screen. Drama Yes! Do something dramatic and exicting with your walls. If your wall space is somewhat limited, consider splurging on an exquisite wall covering to set the stage. And how about continuing your wall covering patter on the ceiling? What a great way to incorporate the other colors and mood of your homes other rooms. Luxury Have you ever considered adding portieres at your foyer doorway? Portieres are drapery panels that not only provide privacy and warmth when closed, but softness and luxury when opened. Portieres are a great design option to consider when your foyer opens to an adjacent room via a wide doorway. Try following these dos and donts and youll be well on your way to having a grand entrance that will certainly make a lasting impression. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Insurance Tip Umbrella Coverageby Angela Larson RoehlUmbrella coverage provides liability coverage that is in excess of your primary insurance policies, such as home, auto and boat. An umbrella policy can be one of least expensive insurance policies you purchase, however, it provides the most in liability coverage in case of a loss. How does it work?continued on page 23B Craig R. Hersch | Attorney, CPA Estate Planning Wills Revocable Trusts Durable Powers of Attorney Probate & Trust Administrations Irrevocable Trusts including modifying problem trusts Elder Law ServicesWhy not take the time to protect it for your loved ones?YOUVE WORKED HARD TO EARN AND SAVE ITCall 239-334-1141 for a FREE Florida Estate Planning Guide Celebrating 90 Years Serving Southwest Florida Florida Bar Board Certied Wills, Trusts & Estate Specialist Will Power Columnist 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 | 239-334-1141 Trust Company Appoints VPAmy B. Quail has joined The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company Tampa office as vice president of client services. Quail has 21 years of experience in the financial industry and most recently spent 15 years working with private wealth management clients at Neuberger Berman LLC and Goldman Sachs. Amy brings years of successful wealth management experience and we are fortunate to have her in our Tampa office, said CEO and president Terry Igo. Quail earned a BS degree in finance at Boston College and has her Series 7, Series 63 and Series 66 licenses. She has been a Tampa resident since 2005 and volunteers with the American Cancer Society and Special Olympics. Amy B. Quail


20B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son is in ninth grade and he is doing well, but he is shy. I dont want him to fall through the cracks when it comes to college planning, and I want to know when you think I should talk to his guidance counselor so we can start the college process. Is it too early to think about that now? Lorena V., Fort Myers Lorena, You are wise to be thinking about the college process. It takes a lot of time to prepare for it. This summer might be an ideal time for you to have an initial meeting with the counselor, giving both of you some extra time for planning. Here is some information on counselors that may help you better understand the role they now play in schools and why early contact may be better for you and the counselor. In the 2008-09 school year, the average ratio of guidance counselors to students nationwide was 457 to 1. By 2011, the most recent year for which numbers are available the ratio had increased to 471 students per single counselor nearly two times the 250-1 ratio recommended by the American School Counselor Association. Ten to 15 years ago, counselors primarily helped students with scheduling, applying for college, financial aid or vocational counseling. Now, however, their offices reverberate with pleas for help in dealing with a multitude of teenage problems. They must help students cope with everything from mental health issues, family problems, bullying, social media consequences, peer suicides, grief counseling and drug abuse to the longestablished matters of college testing guidance, and writing references for students headed to college or the job market. According to Jill Cook, spokeswoman for the Virginia-based American School Counselor Association, which represents 33,000 school counselors nationwide, High school counselors have shifted from working with a small number of students perhaps those who are in trouble a great deal or those applying to college. But today, they are working with all students. They are kind of that front line that identify where kids are struggling ... and they really serve an important role in helping us reach all the kids we can, said one assistant principal. The American School Counselors Association has prepared some tips for parents to help them work with high school counselors: Meet or contact your childs school counselor at least three times per school year. By communicating with one another at the beginning, middle and end of the school year, parents and counselors can have a definite impact on a childs success. Discuss your childs challenges and concerns with the school counselor. As a parent, you know your child best. However, the school counselor can help you better understand your child as a student. Learn about your childs school and social connections from the school counselor. When you need information or assistance, your childs school counselor can help you get in touch with the appropriate school officials. The school counselor can also help you locate resources in the community when you need them. Work with the school counselor to identify resources and find solutions to problems. If your child is having a problem at school, it is important to work with your childs school counselor to find solutions. Discuss resources available within and outside of the school, and get information on how such programs can benefit your child. 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. LAWN SPRINKLERS RAIN SENSORSSMALL REPAIRS SERVICE CONTRACTS INSTALLATIONSISLAND RESIDENT239-395-0419Lee County Lic. # LS04-01903 Sanibel Lic. # S2-11946 Paul Harris9421 Moonlight Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. Wouldnt it be more convenient to have a local nancial advisor? Call us to arrange a 2nd opinion on your current plan.Letter Carriers To Collect FoodSaturday, May 10 marks the 22nd anniversary of Americas largestsingle day of giving the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, Campbell Soup, Feeding America and other partners. Currently, 49 million Americans one in six are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Sixteen million are children who feel hungers impact on their overall health and ability to perform in school. And nearly five million seniors over age 60 are food insecure, with many who live on fixed incomes often too embarrassed to ask for help. In 2013, 74 million pounds of food was collected by postal carriers nationally, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Over the course of the 21-year history, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has collected well over one billion pounds of food. The food drives timing is crucial. Food banks and pantries often receive the majority of their donations during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. By springtime, many pantries are depleted, entering the summer low on supplies at a time when many school breakfast and lunch programs are not available to children in need.continued on page 23B Goodwill And The Heights Center Partner For Community DriveGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. will be on site at The Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers, on Thursday, April 24 collecting gently used clothing and household goods. The community drive will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We love the opportunity to partner with our local community, said Goodwill spokesperson Madison Mitchell. There are so many great organizations in Southwest Florida and these drives are a fun way to benefit both. In return for hosting the community drive, Goodwill will be providing Goodwill Bucks to The Heights Center to use in Goodwill retail and donation centers located across Southwest Florida. Goodwill Secure Shred will also be on hand from 1 to 4 p.m. collecting paper/ documents for its document destruction program. Items donated to Goodwill will go into Goodwills 29 retail and donation centers across Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Lee counties to support the organizations programs and services. All these donations go right back into helping our area, said Mitchell.


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Bayfront Home With Views, Boat Lift & Dock4BR/4.5 BA, gourmet kitchen, top of the line nishes Bayfront direct access canal, sea walled, no bridges Boat lift, gulf access, expansive bay views, multiple lanais$3,395,000 Tropical Oasis on Direct Gulf Access Canal4 BR/4.5 BA uniquely designed w/guest suite Large screen enclosed pool w/tropical gardens Private dock and boat lift, no bridges$1,895,000 OPEN HOUSE: 5/6 1 TO 4PM PRICE REDUCED PRICE REDUCED NEW LISTING NEW LISTING We all want everything to be simple and easy. Its either this or that. Good or bad. Thats human nature. My estate plan should be simple, clients will say. But its not always simple or straightforward. Take a situation where a man is in a second marriage and wants to leave assets to his spouse so that she will have sufficient income for the rest of her life, but on her death he wants the equity to pass on to his children and grandchildren, who are not of this marriage. Simple? Not always. Yes, there is something known as a QTIP Marital Trust. He can leave the assets to that trust and it will pay his wife income for the rest of her life and then pass the assets on to his children. But thats just one choice of many. Allow me to lay out some of the complexities of this situation. Does the man want his wife to get the income or should she have the ability to tap into the principal of the trust if she needs to? In todays low yield environment, a healthy $1 million trust may only generate $30,000 or $40,000 of income in the best of circumstances. That might not be enough income depending upon resources, lifestyle and needs. The trustee has a legal duty to balance the needs of the remaindermen (the children) against the needs of the spouse, unless the trust is drafted in such a way as to favor one over the other. In other words, the trustee cannot just invest in the highest income producing assets without looking at growth prospects for the remaindermen beneficiaries. Having to invest in both income and growth will limit the amount of income that a typical marital trust may generate. Suppose, knowing this, that the man therefore directs his attorney to draft the trust so that not only income is available to the surviving spouse, but also principal for her health, maintenance and support. Fine. Who will be the trustee who makes that decision? Is it the surviving spouse herself? Might her decision to invade principal cause conflict with her stepchildren? Is the invasion standard to be tied to any other assets or income that she has available to her? How should this language be drafted to balance her needs against those of the remaindermen? What if the man wants his wifes Marital Trust to terminate if she remarries after his death? He can include that type of provision but then the trust wont qualify for the federal estate tax marital deduction. The deduction may or may not be necessary depending upon a variety of factors such as whether the man has a taxable estate, or whether he wants his children to enjoy a step-up in tax cost basis at his wifes death, minimizing capital gains taxes. Now consider the situation where the mans liquid assets are mostly in IRA or 401(k) accounts. Routing those types of assets through the standard QTIP Marital Trust may not make much sense at all. If the trust does not meet the five identifiable beneficiary requirements under the Treasury Regulations, then the entire amount of his IRA or 401(k) could become taxable in the year following his death. This could have catastrophic consequences on the estate plan. Even if the QTIP Marital Trust does qualify his wife as an identifiable beneficiary under the Treasury Regulations, the trustee must still withdraw the IRA based on wifes Required Minimum Distribution schedule, no matter her age (even if she is less than 70 years of age at her husbands death). If she lives to a normal life expectancy, then the entire IRA would be distributed. If the Marital Trust acted as a conduit trust, giving her the withdrawal each year, then there would be nothing left for the mans children. IRAs and 401(k)s naming trusts as beneficiaries are difficult to understand. The distribution from the IRA is generally all taxable income. But for trust purposes, some of it is income as some of it is corpus or principal. If the man wants to accumulate some of the corpus in the trust to preserve it for his children, that corpus (as a taxable income distribution) is taxed at the highest marginal income tax bracket (39.6 percent plus 3.8 percent Medicare Surtax) on amounts over approximately $12,000 due to trusts compressed federal income tax rate schedules. You can now see how difficult satisfying a seemingly simple direction such as give her the income and upon her death, I want it to go to my children can be. There are solutions to these dilemmas, but each one depends largely upon the goals of the individuals involved, and their own facts and circumstances. Now you might better understand why I say that estate planning is often just as much an art as it is a science. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerEstate Planning Is An Art As Much As It Is A Scienceby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


22B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Shell Point Welcomes Residents To Attend May Informational Meetings Residents 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 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on May 7, 13, 21 and 27. 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. Reservations are required and may be made by visiting or calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. To learn more about Shell Point, visit Aerial of Shell Point Island Eden Energy MedicineSpring; Time To Expel The Venom Exerciseby Karen L. Semmelman, Certified EEM, JD, AAML (03-12)Many cultures are in tune with the effects of the seasons and rhythms on the body, soul and spirit. EEM recognizes that we are all influenced by these shifting seasons and draws on many of these ancient beliefs. There are five rhythms, each with their unique characteristics. Each of us has a primary rhythm that impacts us throughout life. The rhythms correlate with the season, together with many other patterns that become easily recognizable as you learn the components of each rhythm. For today, I will just address the names and the season. Water is the winter time; wood is the spring time; fire is the summer time; metal is the autumn and Earth is the transition between each of these seasons. Since we just entered spring, when the weather gets warmer, the days get longer and the Earth heats up, the rhythm is known as wood time. It is a time for clearing out the old and bringing in the new. What a perfect time to dispel pent up emotions. A person who has a primary rhythm of wood has the organs of liver and gallbladder associated with it; has a stress emotion associated with it (which turns the mental state of assertiveness to anger if out of balance); and the wood rhythm governs muscles and tendons. A person who is primarily a wood rhythm will tend to be very definitive; know what they want; take charge and be the general in the group and be a leader. They will also likely have issues associated with joints, muscles, tendons and movement. This is a very quick overview, but enough to enable you to see that these patterns have a direct influence on how we maneuver through life. Since the stress emotion for spring and the wood rhythm is anger and judgment toward others, many times wood people will tend to fill up and not be able to take in joy or any more information because they are very full. Since all of us have pieces of every rhythm within, it is beneficial to learn how to do the exercise Expel the Venom, designed specifically for the spring of life. During presentations, I will often make a bubble of energy and give it to someone I suspect is filled to over-capacity, only to find they cant accept this gift. As soon as we do the Expel the Venom exercise, we can take in the offering of fresh new energy. Try it it works. If feeling frustrated, judgmental, angry, just fed up with too much stuff, do this exercise. Step 1. Place your open hands on your thighs with fingers spread while taking a deep breath. Step 2. On a deep inhalation, bring the arms out at the side and circle to overhead above you head. Make fists as you think of all the stuff you want to dispel and with a loud Shhhhh (when you tell someone to be quiet), bring the fisted hands to your thighs where you open the fists and expel the emotions into the Earth. Step 3. Repeat three times as you think of the source of anger, frustration or judgment. Step 4. On the last round, be very deliberate and slow in your actions, and in your intention of letting go of the emotion. If you still feel the emotion, do several more times until it is dissipated. Have fun with your energy. Next weeks topic is Protect Your Eyes and Eyesight with EEM. If you have a questions for Karen, email her at SemmEnergyCenter@ Learn more at EEM does not diagnose or cure illness, but working with subtle energies of the body has been shown to help many conditions. HEY, RUNNERS! Does pain limit your running/recovery? Want to improve your running form? Schedule a session with Running Rehab Spec ialist, Claire Coolbeth, PT, DPT, CSCS. Dr. Claire, a distance running competito r herself, is available until May 9th. 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 (in the Sanibel Square, near the Sanibel Bean) (239) 395-5858 Physical Therapy Massage Therapy MA# 27832 Licensed, Experienced Therapists Medicare Providers One-on-One Sessions Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am fed up listening to women complain about their sore knees. The other day, it happened again. This woman five-foot-two inches tall, weighing at least 250 pounds complained that her doctor said that there was nothing more that he could do to reduce her pain. Her knee replacements went well, but she still was having pain. What do these people expect? Do they not see that their problems may be self-induced? They just eat too much and their natural and artificial knees just cant take the load. What do you think? Ardella Dear Ardella, Being overweight seems to cause a great deal of problems. It is possible that this woman at five-foot-two could have a very small frame and her bones just cant take the overload. However, we do not know for sure. I rarely see people who are normal or underweight with knee problems but it certainly would not do any harm for this woman to go on some kind of a weight reducing diet. Lizzie Dear Ardella, I have a difficult time understanding individuals that make poor health habit choices: smoking, eating, drinking particularly when specific health habits are linked to significant health problems. I do not think people with poor health habits can or want to put their actions into consequences. I try to put my energy and thoughts into controlling my behaviors and not toward getting angry with others for not controlling their behaviors. We all have freedom of choice and with those choices come consequences like painful knees. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is Send your editorial copy


23B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 deaRPharmacistSymptoms And Solutions For High Blood Pressureby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Are there any natural remedies I can take for high blood pressure? I do take medicine but I want to get off because it makes me cough. Can you help? TL, Dallas, Texas Promise to remain supervised by your physician before going off your medicine, some have to be weaned, you cant suddenly stop. High blood pressure is one of those things I consider a symptom rather than a disease itself. It is silent, meaning there are few obvious signs that you have until a big event, for example, a heart attack. As blood pressure rises, you may get headaches in the back of the head, which may feel worse in the morning upon arising. You may also experience dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, fatigue, nosebleeds or the urge to urinate at night. So what are your options? Losing weight by exercising will help. A better diet is a must. Because hypertension is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke, physicians take quick action and prescribe medications to lower blood pressure: ACE Inhibitors Popular ones are lisinopril, benazepril and enalapril. These medications block your ACE enzyme. Natural foods and supplements that do the same thing in a gentler way include garlic, seaweed, pycnogenol, omega 3 fatty acids, egg yolks, zinc and hawthorn berries. Calcium Channel Blockers Verapamil, amlodipine and nifedipine. Medications in this category cause relaxation of the blood vessels. Natural options are omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin C, hawthorn berries, NAC and lipoic acid. You should also eat celery. Diuretics Blockbusters like furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide. These medications cause you to urinate more which reduces the amount of fluid in your blood vessels. When you reduce the squeeze in those tiny cramped vessels, pressure goes down. Natural, gentle water pills include vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6, hawthorn berry, taurine and CoQ10. Celery too! Certain foods and supplements are direct vasodilators, meaning they open up the blood vessels, thus relieving some pressure. These include taurine, potassium, omega 3 fatty acids, and you guessed it, celery! Even four stalks a week could help, more if you like it. Juice it, dip it in hummus or sunflower butter, and if you just cant eat it, then consider supplements of celery seed extract. Compounds in celery like -n-butylphthalide are known to reduce blood pressure. In China, this compound (extracted from celery seed) is sold as a drug to reduce beta amylase-induced neuronal apoptosis, which confers protection for people with stroke, dementia and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The final piece of the anti-hypertensive puzzle is the beautiful beet. Solid research shows that beets, and beetroot juice can help with blood pressure and cholesterol. Drink about a cup a day. I juice a beet quite often myself. Consider massage to control cortisol. And yoga, its another fun, non-pharmacological way to reduce blood pressure and stress hormones. Plus, it makes you more flexible and strengthens your spine. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: What can I do to sleep better? Lack of sleep has been a problem for me for years.A: Lack of sleep is reported by over half of Americans. Two-thirds say they should be getting more sleep than they are. Below are some suggestions for getting a good nights sleep: 1. Observe routine hours for going to bed. 2. Have the bedroom as dark as possible. Even low light levels activate the pineal gland, which regulates daily rhythms according to light and dark. 3. Have the room as quiet as possible. As you sleep, you rise into periods that are almost awake, and even minor sounds can wake you up prematurely. 4. Set the temperature on the cool side, since your body warms up at night and too much warmth may wake you up. 5. Eliminate minor aches and pains as best as you can. These become more noticeable when you go to bed. (You may need your physicians assistance.) 6. Dont be mentally active for one hour before bed. 7. Dont go to bed angry or upset. 8. If you are prone to getting up to urinate, dont drink liquids for two hours before going to bed. 9. Wake up without an alarm, allowing the natural wake-sleep cycle to reset itself. Nothing interrupts sleep more than grief, stress, loss, failure, anxiety, depression and everyday worries. If this is the case, it is important to seek assistance from a professional health practitioner. 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 From page 19BUmbrella CoverageThe umbrella policy will pay after your underlying liability insurance has been exhausted. Some umbrella policies will cover you for some instances that may not be covered by your primary policy. Some examples are: false arrest, libel or slander, and invasion of privacy. Contact your agent should you already have an umbrella policy and have acquired any new properties, vehicles, recreational vehicles or boats, as the agent will need to add these items to your policy. If you do not have an umbrella policy, then I urge you to contact your insurance agent to discuss your individual needs. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience, who can be reached at From page 20BLetter Carriers Food DriveLeave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by the mailbox on Saturday, May 10 and the postal carrier will do the rest. Its that simple and millions of Americans will be helped. FISH Facts Did you know?In 2013, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. impacted the lives of 1,217 households comprised of 1,634 individuals on Sanibel and Captiva. Volunteers provided 6,311 hours of service and drove 27,319 miles on behalf of FISH and its clients. Some accomplishments were: Subsidized 75 households with $166,634 of emergency financial assistance Provided $150,148 of other client support through various programs Sponsored $10,456 in island youth scholarships Distributed 76,459 pounds of food to 295 households Supplied 1,652 backpacks with weekend food supplies throughout the year Transported clients to 193 non-emergency medical related appointments Loaned 483 pieces of medical/health equipment Neighbors Helping Neighbors Read us online at


To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213 PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 24B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 CO MPUTER S 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, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass Specialists in impact condo complex replacement C U S T O M H O ME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 Ph (239) 472-8446 Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?239-395-1213 CO N S TRU C TI O N Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedOf ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788 MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS 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 Island Rock Shrimp Stuffed Florida Grouper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup yellow onion, minced 1/4 cup celery, minced 1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced Salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons garlic, chopped 1/2 pound rock shrimp, peeled 1/4 cup water 1 cup Italian bread crumbs 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped 4 six-ounce grouper fillets 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat the olive oil in a medium-size saut pan over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, bell pepper and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring, until the vegetables are wilted. Add the shrimp and season mixture with seafood seasoning. Cook for 2 minutes then remove the pan from the heat. Pour the mixture into a medium-size mixing bowl. Stir in bread crumbs and enough water to bind the mixture. Add the parsley and season with salt and pepper. Set aside. On a cutting board, cut a v-shape pocket in the center of each fillet and fill with rock shrimp bread crumb mixture. Sprinkle the fillets with seafood seasoning and place on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with melted butter and bake 20 to 25 minutes until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve immediately. Rock Shrimp Stuffed Florida Grouper


answer on page 27BSUDOKUTo 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 27B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS 25B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellyatyrrell@me.comDESIGN AND REMODELING ARTISTIC INTERIORS INC. CALL CHRIS BORING @239-989-6122BORINGDESIGNSO6 @EMBARQMAIL.COMLic#RG291 103860, SI 16371DESIGNING AND REMODELINGFROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETIONQUALITY REMODELING AND SERVICEWE DONT JUST DO REMODELING, WE CREATE ARTWORKINTERI 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 jesuslawncare@gmail.comNEW 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


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Top 10 Real Estate Sales26B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 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 LAWN MAINTENAN C E TREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789P OO L S ERVI C E & REPAIR Islands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters239-699-6279 Deep-EndPool Service25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386 CO NTRA C T O R G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Kinzie Island Sanibel 2003 3,655 $2,100,000 $1,800,000 95 Not ApplicableFort Myers Beach 2014 3,094 $1,975,000 $1,700,000 69 Renaissance Fort Myers 2007 4,295 $1,250,000 $1,155,000 15 Creekside Bonita Springs 1995 3,902 $1,225,000 $1,150,000 2 Las Palmas Bonita Springs 2002 2,486 $865,000 $850,000 63 Sandpiper VillageFort Myers Beach 1969 2,096 $749,000 $725,500 76 Torrey Pines Estero 2000 1,875 $579,000 $560,000 0 Cercina Bonita Springs 2005 2,001 $544,900 $525,000 158 Paseo Fort Myers 2013 1,809 $514,900 $509,000 2 Harborage Fort Myers 1995 2,379 $499,900 $482,750 260Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?Call 239-395-121327B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302 CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 Products: Career information available Gift ideas available ALWAYS A GIFT WITH PURCHASE! AUT O DETAILIN G FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) email: SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD SUPER CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE PUZZLE ANSWERS


REAL ESTATETO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 28B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 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 ? ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since RS 5/2 BM TFNWATERFRONT 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 ON SANIBEL ISLAND3/2 units in duplex & triplex with pool. Newly remodeled. Pet friendly. $2,100/month 2/2 units in duplex. Newly remodeled. Pet friendly. $1,700/month 2/1 condo. Newly remodeled. Sorry,no pets. $1,600/month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 4/11 CCTFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN HOUSE FOR RENT3 bed, 2 bath elevated home with large pool and veranda, 2 car garage & storage area, close to beach location in the west of Sanibel. Available May 1st. 2014. $2,800.per month. Call 239-297-1932. NS 5/2 CC 5/16 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 OFFICE SPACE FOR RENTGreat of ce space for rent. 700 square feet on Periwinkle. Call Joe Gil 516-972-2883 or 800-592-0009.NS 4/25 CC 5/2 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATEPRIME OFFICE PRIME OFFICE space available for lease located in a key Periwinkle location. Approx. 1,200 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 RS 4/25 CC TFN VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESSGulf Pines 3BR/2BTH Lanai Pool,Tennis, WI/FI Available March &/or April Call Cathy 786-877-5330 Miamiblocks@bellsouth.netNS 1/17 CC TFN SHORT WALK TO PRIVATE BEACHGulf Shores, lovely home, 3bd/2ba, pool, wi AC, on river, 28 day minimum stay. Available July-Oct. See www.VRBO#333478 or call 262-853-5267NS 4/11 CC 5/2 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 SUNDIAL BEACH AND TENNIS RESORT CONDOGround oor, one bedroom,screened lanai just steps to the beach. Freshly painted. Long or short term rental. Please call for details. Claudia 917-208-6018.NS 4/25 CC 5/30 CONDO RENTAL SERVICES OFFEREDPRESSURE CLEANING WINDOW CLEANINGTaskWorksbiz (239) 206-1212 cell (239) 292-1915 RS 4/18 CC 5/9 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN 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 ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN REMODELINGEdgars Remodeling and custom Residential and commercial Call 239 745 6704 Email NS 5/2 CC 5/23 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.RS 5/2 CC 5/9


CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Read us online at: GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING/GARAGE SALEFriday/Saturday May 2nd/3rd at 8:00. Small household items and some furniture. 4760 Rue Helene, SanibelNS 5/2 CC 5/2 MULTI FAMILY SALESaturday, May 3, 8:30 am-4pm, 478 Lake Murex Cir., off West Gulf Dr., Sanibel. Mens, womens, teens clothing & shoes, bicycles, household items, decor, greeting cards, toys & much misc. NS 5/2 CC 5/2 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 GOLD RECORDS24k Rock n Roll Gold Record framed displays, limited editions with certi cates of authenticity: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon. Priced $91 to $250. Call 239-849-0907.NS 4/25 CC 5/2 COLLECTABLES FOR SALELOVESEATLOVESEAT, 58, 2 cushion, like new. Durable fabric marine blue, lime, white stripe. Matter Bros new $950 sell $350. Perfect beach colors!NS 5/2 CC 5/2 FURNITURE FOR SALE SERVICES OFFEREDHELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN 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 SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 RS 1/25 BM TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS 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 ART 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 SECTION LEADERSPaid section leaders for church choir. Wed. evening rehearsals, Sun. morning services from October April. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 239-472-0497.NS 5/2 BM 5/9 HELP WANTEDR/HVAC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYCOMMERCIAL R/HVAC TECHNICIAN Needed in Fort Myers for Refrigeration and HVAC Service Technician. Must have at least 2-5 yrs exp. EPA Certi ed preferred. Must pass pre-employment, drug screenings, and have a valid drivers license. Send resume as a Word doc to sparker@hmcb.comRS 5/2 CC 5/2 HELP WANTEDBillys Rentals on Sanibel needs outgoing individuals to assist customers with bicycle rentals/deliveries and cashiers. Hiring for new Baileys location. Transport from FM location available. Call 239-472-5248 ask for Robin.NS 5/2 CC 5/9 HELP WANTEDFULL TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/BOX OFFICE STRAUSS THEATER Bene ts, Paid Tolls. This position oversees the box-of ce activities and will also assist in administration needs of the theater manager. Previous box of ce experience desirable along with good computer and organizational skills. Send resume + references to Melanie Angelino, No phone calls, EOE. HOUSE MANAGER, BIG ARTS F/T SEASONAL, P/T OFF SEASON This position oversees front of house activities during events, trains and supervises volunteers, and manages performer hospitality. Nights and weekends required in season. Experience working with volunteers desirable, along with basic computer skills. Send resume and references to Jessica Baxter, No phone calls, EOE.RS 5/2 BM 5/2 FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN LOST AND FOUND HELP WANTED3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN BOAT STORAGE WANTEDWANTED BOAT SLIPTo rent. Must have lift. East end Sanibel preferred. Accommodate 24 boat. Seasonal or annual. 239-395-8803.NS 4/25 CC 5/2 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 30 FOOT +/BOAT SLIP FOR RENTOn Bay Drive. Deep Water Direct to Bay and Gulf. 413-374-3995.NS 5/2 CC 5/30


NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2040 The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week 30B ISLAND SUN MAY 2, 2014 Hello, my name is Midnight. I hope you will notice what a great dog I am. Ive been overlooked here as many black pets seem to be. We just dont stand out in the crowd. Spend some time getting to know me though and youll see what a good girl I am. I know my basic commands too. I would love to be part of your family. My adoption fee (regularly $75) is $40 during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County May adoption promotion. Hi, my name is Caren and Im a friendly feline for sure. Affectionate describes me to a tee but I also love to play and entertain myself. Even though Im a cat, I can play a pretty good game of fetch with a ball. My adoption fee (regularly $50) is equal to the day of the month so come and get me early during the May adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Caren ID# 585357 Midnight ID# 571266 photos by Parrot Of The Month SammyParrot Outreach Society of Punta Gorda is looking for a home for a bird n amed Sam, a yellow naped Amazon, possible male, approximately 18 years old. Sam loves apples, almonds, plain pasta, egg and green beans. He loves to shred wood and chew on wiffle balls. He also loves to hang out and have a conversation with you, and loves it when you sing to him. Sammy is a conversationalist and can talk your ear off. He knows how to say, Oh really? Hi Sam, OK, Ohhhhh, Thats better and Hello, among many other things. He also has many different voices and knows how to bark and growl like a dog. Sam loves the men but has not really shown any interest in the ladies. Sams adoption fee is $300 and his sponsorship fee is $25. He does not come with a cage and he is not on any medicines. For more information, call Debbie at 941-347-8876. Sammy, a yellow naped Amazon


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