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MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:45 8:04 6:45 8:05 6:44 8:06 6:43 8:06 6:43 8:07 6:42 8:07 6:42 8:08 VOL. 21, NO. 46 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 9, 2014 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Happy Happy Mothers Day Mothers Day PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS Middle School Students Present Ever-Popular Teen MusicalThe Sanibel Middle School performing arts students will present Grease,on Thursdays and Fridays, May 15 and 16 and May 22 and 23. Curtain is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children. The public is invited to attend. Students have been rehearsing since January, after school and during their electives period. This production is an abridged version with content suitable for younger audiences. Grease is the story of teenagers in 1959, through roller coaster romances and other antics in high school. Grease was first performed on stage in 1971 and has been popular in live theater and on the big screen.continued on page 14 Jake Mann, Georgia Congress, Sierra Rainville, Courtney Maw and Jacob Ramsey Interactive Tour Of The USS MohawkNow anyone can take a interactive tour of the USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef. The 360 panoramic tour allows online visitors to zoom in and see details of the Mohawks deck, bridge, crows nest, smokestack and marine life. Anyone with an Internet connection can virtually swim around the veterans memorial reef, and explore fascinating details of the wreck. Go to www.IslandSunNews.com to take the virtual tour. No fins are required. Michael Heider of The River Weekly News and Island Sun dives the USS Mohawk Memorial Reef in 2013 Ride Of Silence On Sanibel A Ride of Silence will be held on Sanibel Wednesday evening, May 21 to honor fallen cyclists and promote road safety. What began in 2003 in Dallas as a spontaneous outpouring of grief for a friend and fellow rider struck and killed by the mirror of a passing vehicle has rolled across the globe to become an international annual event memorializing and honoring cyclists who have been injured and killed while riding. The hundreds of events share the same goals: To honor fallen cyclists, to promote road safety, and to make a difference. Bike safety is not a fleeting issue, especially here in Florida, which ranks as the worst in the nation for cyclist safety, with the highest fatality rate for nine years in a row. Just within the past four months, four cyclists have been killed in crashes in Lee County. The Ride of Silence seeks to draw motorists attention to cyclists legal rights to full use of the roadways, to inform motorists that they are here and to watch for them. Locally there are two Rides of Silence planned; on Sanibel and in downtown Fort Myers. Sanibel Ride of Silence, sponsored by the Sanibel Bicycle Club, begins at Sanibel Community Park. Arrival time is 6:45 p.m., departure time is 7 p.m. Helmets are required. The ride will be eight miles round-trip over the causeway bridges and islands, turning around at the underpass on the south end of the high span. Participants are invited to stop for dinner at Jerrys Restaurant after the ride. For more information, contact Patti Sousa at 395-1695. Visit the Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club (CRBC) website at www.caloosariders.org for information about the Fort Myers Ride of Silence. Sanibel Community Church Centennial Recognized On Tuesday, Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, left, read a proclamation in honor of Sanibel Community Church celebrating its 100th anniversary of serving the island community. Accepting the proclamation were Pastor Daryl Donovan, Board Vice Chair John Petel and Administrative Pastor Shelton Gwaltney.
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3 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 First Dinner With Museum AuthorsThe first of three dinners donated by Marty and Brenda Harrity for the Sanibel Historical Villages 30th anniversary party took place recently at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grill on Sanibel. Charles Trainor was the high bidder and won this dinner for eight attended by the three authors associated with the museum: Emilie Alfino, My 92 Years on Sanibel (Francis Bailey); Deb Gleason, co-author with Charles LeBuff of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, a Postcard History; and Jeri Magg, author of Historic Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Tales of Paradise. Doc Fords manager Kimberly McGonnell was instrumental in scheduling the dinner not an easy task. As I was working on the scheduling, Kimberly just took over and got it all accomplished. Then the night of the dinner, she kept stopping by our table making sure everything was to our liking, Alfino said. Between Martys incrediblecontinued on page 11 At the first Dinner with the Authors at Doc Fords on Sanibel are (clockwise from left), Deb Gleason, Nick and Skitz Nichols, Emilie Alfino, Charles and Kay Trainor, John and Lana Jacobs, Jeri Magg, and Jack and Lori Law American Legion Post 123 NewsOn Sunday, May 11, American Legion Post 123 on Sanibel will serve barbecue chicken and ribs from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 is the general meeting with election of officers at 6 p.m. On Saturday, May 17, there will be a celebration of life for Greg (Pudge) Noon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. Imagine The PossibilitiesInventor, pilot, airplane designer or explorer, Summit Christian Preschool at Sanibel Community Church encourages the explorer in all of the preschool kids. Pretending, imagining and creating all lead to possibilities as children learn and grow, and dream about what they will be when they grow up. Inventor Hayden Fuller likes social time with his peers, making flying machines and talking about places in faraway lands Looking Back: George And Catherine Becker The Captiva Island Historical Society, which has opened its new History Gallery, is focused on presenting the history of Captiva with a series of photos. The History Gallery is accessed through the Captiva Memorial Library on Chapin Lane in Captiva. This weeks image is George A. and Catherine Becker (on the right) waiting for the mail boat. The Beckers owned a home on Captiva. The identities of the three people on the left are unknown. photo archives of the Captiva Island Historical Society Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 20144 Captiva Community Panel To MeetThe Captiva Community Panel will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 13 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Cone Rooms in Chadwicks Square at South Seas Island Resort. This meeting is open to all interested islanders and the public. Among the agenda items: A review of public input on the Captiva Plan and next steps Panel bylaws change discussion A Captiva Erosion Prevention District update A Captiva Fire District update A Hurricane Preparedness & Response Committee update Other business as necessary A Bylaws Committee meeting will be held right before the panel meeting, starting at 8:30 a.m.; two or more panel members may be in attendance. Public participation is invited and encouraged. The next Captiva Community Panel meeting is tentatively set for June 10. Information and background documents are available online at www.captivacommunitypanel.com. CEPD Meeting May 14 The Captiva Erosion Prevention District will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. (note the earlier time) in the Wakefield Room at Tween Waters Inn. Future meetings are set for Wednesday, July 9 and Wednesday, August 13 at 1 p.m. at Tween Waters Inn. Call the district at 472-2472 or go to http://mycepd.com for further information. Galloway Captiva Tri Registration Now Open If you know anyone who is interested is trying a tri on Captiva, this is their chance but time is limited. Registration for the 3rd annual Galloway Captiva Tri opened to the general public on May 1, and slots are filling up fast. The sprint triathlon (1/4-mile swim, 10-mile bike, 3.1-mile run) will be held on Sunday, September 14, with the kids tri (shorter distance depending on age) the day before on Saturday, September 13. However, adult registration (individuals and teams) is capped at 750 slots and those are going fast, with sellout expected before July 1. Due to demand, weve added another wave to the kids event and will be able to accommodate up to 210 this year. More information and a registration link is online at www.captivatri.org. Once again, Community Cooperatives School Backpack Program will be the benefiting charity of the event. Also, for those of you who plan to be on the island that weekend, a reminder that roads will close for approximately two hours Sunday morning during the bike portion of the race. More details will be forthcoming. Sea Turtle Season Begins Each year beginning on May 1, threatened and endangered sea turtles nest on Florida beaches as they have done for millions of years. Two months later, tiny hatchlings emerge from their sandy nests and scamper for the water using the seaward horizon as their guiding light. Artificial light visible from the beach confuses them and lures these tiny creatures inland away from the water. Thousands of hatchlings die because lights along the beach are not turned off or shielded properly. Between May 1 and October 31, Lee County beaches are monitored for sea turtle nesting and hatching success and for individual property owner compliance with lighting restrictions. No light source should be directly visible from the beach. Monitors will also be looking for beach furniture and other impediments left on the beach overnight. Homeowners will be asked to correct the violations and citations may be issued.From May 1 through October 31, between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m.: Shield all sources of light visible from the beach. No lighting should be directly visible. Use 25-watt yellow bug lights or amber LED lights. Close blinds/curtains after dark to eliminate light spilling out to the beach. Remove all beach furniture and equipment each night from the beach. Turtle nesting regulations and guidelines: Sea turtle nesting habitat must not be directly or indirectly illuminated by artificial lighting originating from existing development between May and October. Most beachfront lighting issues can be addressed by turning off all unnecessary lights, repositioning or modifying light fixtures, or closing blinds and drapes. Driving on the beach in a motorized vehicle is prohibited. Fires on the beach are prohibited. Stay clear of sea turtles and any marked nesting areas. It is a federal offense to disturb or interfere with a nest. It is illegal to disturb a nesting turtle with lights or noise. It is against the law to have in your possession eggs or any part of a turtle or to retain any threatened or endangered sea turtle hatchlings. If you encounter a sea turtle, keep a respectful distance, at least 150 feet, and watch quietly. You must remove furniture and other items from the beach at night and not put them back on the beach until daylight. Keep the beach and water free of litter. Sea turtle deaths have been caused by the ingestion of trash that they mistake for food. Level all sand castles and fill any holes. They pose a hazard at night both for females coming ashore and hatchlings trying to reach the water. Honor the leash law. In areas where dogs are allowed, they must be on a leash and not allowed to disturb nesting turtles or hatchlings. If you find lost hatchlings, call SCCF at 472-2329. A licensed volunteer will pick up the turtles. While waiting, place them in a dry container with a little moist sand in the bottom and hold them in a shaded area. If you see a stranded turtle, check to see if there are orange marks painted on its shell. If so, this stranding has already been reported to the SCCF sea turtle program. If this is a new stranding, call Sea Turtle Coordinator Kelly Sloan at 472-2329. LCEC Construction Advisory In an effort to improve reliability on the island, LCEC must perform maintenance and construction on electric facilities from time to time. This helps to ensure we can provide reliable power to customers year-round. We are rebuilding portions of the lines that serve the island in an effort to reduce power interruptions and strengthen the system. LCEC contract crews are scheduled to begin work again during the first week of May. Crews will work 10 hours a day Monday through Thursday to complete the next phase of the project, which is estimated to be completed by year-end. This phase of the project will begin on Palm Ridge Road, between Tarpon Bay and Periwinkle Way. In order to minimize the impact to visitors and residents, the project was scheduled in phases and is being performed with a traffic management plan. Although this has increased the duration of the project, it does decrease the impact to traffic flow. In most instances throughout the project residents have found the traffic flow to be satisfactory. However, in certain locations such as busy intersections, traffic may be interrupted longer than usual. LCEC would like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause residents and visitors. Progress of the project will be determined by the challenges and severity of storm season. Rebuilding power lines while they are energized, so that customers do not experience an outage, requires a temporary connection of the wires to the pole. It is a sensitive process. Temporary connections are prone to failure during high winds and more susceptible to damage from lightning. In addition, productivity of crews is diminished by the daily afternoon thunderstorms. An active storm season could delay the project further. If you have questions or concerns, visit www.lcec.net or call 656-2300. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 20146 Spring Festival Was Hopping With Egg-citementThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands held its 20th annual Spring Festival on Saturday, April 19 at Sanibel City Park. The festival, established for the children of the community, attracted the largest turnout in the history of the event. The morning began with the traditional Easter egg hunts for the little and not so little ones. Children ages three and under took their time collecting eggs while the older kids in different areas gathered eggs in record time. The egg hunts were followed by games, crafts, pony and unicorn rides, and music. The highlight for the children was a visit from the Easter Bunny and having their pictures taken with him. Coming a close continued on page 7 Joshua and Kai Schwartz snuggle up to the Easter Bunny hoping for some tasty treats in their Easter basket Gia Lackenby has a good old fashioned snow cone Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille was the sponsor of the Spring Festival CECI alumni Kate and brother Sean Sawicki (with mom Kirstin) at the festival Now Enrolling 2 Year Olds! OPEN HOUSE MAY 10 10:00 am. 12:00 p.m. 2050 Periwinkle Way LIMITED SPACE SO REGISTER TODAY! For applications for 2014-15 and more information call 472-0497 A ministry of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Also accepting applications for our June Summer Session. DCF #C20LE0116 -Small Class Size! -Fine Arts and Music -Scholarship Assistance Available -2, 3 and 4 year old VPK Certified Provider 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Satur d ay 10a m e craftyladies.co 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! Island Winds CoiffuresHAIR SALON FOR WOMEN & MEN 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591"Let us Pamper You!"LINDA MARISA JEANNE JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE FEATURING FACIAL THREADING BY JOSEPHINE( b btnf) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms
7 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 A Sanibel Tradition for 38 Years www.CedarChestSanibel.com Feel the Romance of an Earlier Time with Authentic Ancient & Spanish Treasure Coins and Estate Jewelry were raffled off to lucky winners. The Childrens Education Center thanks all the local businesses who donated items for the silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund and general operating expenses. The Childrens Center is a non-profit parent co-op supported by the communities of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers. Madison Byrnes dreams come true as she gets to ride on a unicorn Phoebe Stirner Kindt is all smiles, hoping for a big chocolate bunny in her Easter basket Slow and steady wins the race for Hazel DeCosta when it comes to gathering eggs The Childrens Education Center of the Islands teachers had fun dressing up in the photo booth provided by Island Photography Pierson Carter loves to have his face painted by Ms. Silvia, especially when its a cool SpidermanFrom page 5MOAALast year, approximately 40 veterans received assistance from FISH. While FISH offers many programs, in most cases it provided emergency financial assistance to these warriors and their families who are struggling with a financial crisis. In 2013, the veteran clients of FISH received almost $9,000 worth of assistance. The FISH board of directors, staff and clients extend their gratitude to the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA. Every donated dollar makes a huge impact in the lives of veterans. From page 6Spring Festivalsecond in popularity were the unicorn and pony rides. Two gigantic Easter baskets were raffled off to lucky winners. The Childrens Education Center thanks all the local businesses who donated items for the silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund and general operating expenses. The Childrens Center is a non-profit parent co-op supported by the communities of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 20148 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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. Islands Night Sponsors NeededSam Baileys Islands Night will be held Wednesday, June 4 at Hammond Stadium. Each year, local businesses and individuals show their support and join the team as sponsors. 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 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. 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They are available at: Baileys General Store Island Pharmacy Jerrys Foods MacIntosh Books Suncatchers Dream Traders Tuttles Sea Horse Shop School Fund Golf TournamentWhere can you experience the opportunity to stay in a beautiful vacation home in Ireland; be a Brewer For A Day at Point Ybel Brewery in Fort Myers; stay at the beautiful Captiva Tween Waters Inn Resort; and tour the renowned Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)? Or take a boat ride with three friends to Useppa Island for lunch at Useppa Island Club; have a catered dinner for four by Leslie Adams; and get a gift certificate from Congress Jewelers? These are among the prizes at the 2014 Sanibel School Fund Blue Ribbon Classic golf tournament taking place on Saturday, May 17 with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Participants may even get a chance to take a ride on a helicopter or watch their golf ball fly out of a helicopter and win a 50/50 money raffle prize if it lands closest to the hole. 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20th Annual Childrens Education Center of the Islands A very special thank you to our generous sponsors, our community, our parents and our preschool staff who made this the best Spring Festival ever! SPRING SPRING FESTIVAL FESTIVAL Our Platinum Sponsors:Global HR Research and Periwinkle Park Coffee ClubOur Gold Sponsors:Bank of the Islands Castleton Capital Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Tropical Tradesmen General Contracting, Inc.Our Silver Sponsors:Baileys General Store Fridays Child John Spencer Law Offices of Jason R. Maughan, P.A. Over Easy Caf/Island Paws Periwinkle Park & Campground Periwinkle Place Suncatchers Dream Silent Auction items donated by: Silent Auction items donated by: Adventures in Paradise Anne Taylor A Tropical Touch Salon & Spa Baileys General Store Adventures in Paradise Anne Taylor A Tropical Touch Salon & Spa Baileys General Store Bay Medical Solutions Beach Front Beads Bennetts Fresh Roast Billys Bikes & Rentals Bay Medical Solutions Beach Front Beads Bennetts Fresh Roast Billys Bikes & Rentals Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger Christine Lemmon CIPS Place Congress Jewelers CROW Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger Christine Lemmon CIPS Place Congress Jewelers CROW Dairy Queen Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Evette Zurbriggen George & Wendys Corner Grill Dairy Queen Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Evette Zurbriggen George & Wendys Corner Grill Gramma Dots Great White Grill Ickle Pickle Island Pizza Island Therapy Center Gramma Dots Great White Grill Ickle Pickle Island Pizza Island Therapy Center Jensens Marina Jonathan Tongyai Karen Richards Keylime Bistro Laura Ball Lazy Flamingo Jensens Marina Jonathan Tongyai Karen Richards Keylime Bistro Laura Ball Lazy Flamingo Lighthouse Caf Luc Century Macintosh Books Maverick Meats Melissa Spencer Lighthouse Caf Luc Century Macintosh Books Maverick Meats Melissa Spencer Melissa Byrne Oya Healing & Wellness Center Pinocchios Ice Cream Rosies Caf Royal Shell Melissa Byrne Oya Healing & Wellness Center Pinocchios Ice Cream Rosies Caf Royal Shell Ms. Silvias Faces Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibel Caf Sanibel Deli Sanibel Grill Ms. Silvias Faces Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibel Caf Sanibel Deli Sanibel Grill Sanibel Island Golf Club Sanibel Recreation Center Sanibel Resort Ware Sanibel Sea School Sanibel Island Golf Club Sanibel Recreation Center Sanibel Resort Ware Sanibel Sea School Skyzone Synergy Tarpon Bay Explorers The Batke Family The Fish House The Flynt Family Skyzone Synergy Tarpon Bay Explorers The Batke Family The Fish House The Flynt Family The Kirkland Family The Powers Family The Sanctuary The Shell Museum Timbers The Kirkland Family The Powers Family The Sanctuary The Shell Museum Timbers Traders Whitneys Bait & Tackle Yoga by Kim Zebra Frozen Yogurt Traders Whitneys Bait & Tackle Yoga by Kim Zebra Frozen Yogurt9 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014
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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: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead 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 Bus Parking Ordinance Postponed Againby Jeff LysiakWhile the second reading of the long-debated traffic ordinance which prohibits the parking, stopping or standing of a bus, van or other motor vehicles for passenger embarking or disembarking was finally brought forward for consideration, formal action on the legislation was postponed once again to allow additional information to be collected by city staff. During Tuesdays city council meeting, City Manager Judie Zimomra delivered a PowerPoint presentation on a bus survey conducted at Lighthouse Beach Park from March 5 through April 21. The survey, which took place seven days per week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, asked the bus operators several questions regarding their business on the island. The survey revealed: A total of 17 buses visited Lighthouse Beach Park; one bus visited on 10 days, two buses visited on two days (March 15 and March 19) and three buses visited on a single day (March 12) 56 percent of buses originated in Florida, 38 percent originated from out of state (two from Illinois and one each from Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) and 6 percent (one bus) originated from Quebec, Canada 65 percent of buses were day-trippers, 23 percent were drop-offs, 6 percent were multi-day trips and 6 percent were unknown 41 percent of buses carried more than 50 passengers, 35 percent carried 21 to 50 passengers, 12 percent carried less than 20 passengers and 12 percent had an unknown capacity 41 percent of buses stopped for passengers to shop on Sanibel 29 percent of buses stopped for passengers to dine on Sanibel 35 percent of buses also visited the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 29 percent also visited the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, 18 percent also visited The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and 18 percent also visited BIG ARTS 18 percent of buses had passengers lodge on Sanibel According to Zimomra, the survey also revealed the desirability to visit Lighthouse Beach is very high. Following the presentation, members of the council debated restricting buses with a capacity greater than 22 passengers, which according to Department of Public Works Director Keith Williams the bay side parking lot of Lighthouse Beach Park is the only location with enough clearance room for small capacity buses (22 passengers or less) to have access to. Mayor Kevin Ruane supported adding language to the ordinance that would limit beach parking access to buses carrying 22 or less passengers, while Vice Mayor Doug Congress noted that larger capacity buses (which can carry up to 56 passengers) would not be permissible due to concerns for public safety as well as negative impacts to the environment. Were trying to have the least amount of impacts to the environment and to our wildlife, added Ruane. Councilman Mick Denham suggested signage be placed at routes leading up to and including beach parking lots, indicating Sorry No Large Buses. During public comment on the topic, bus operator David Marshall suggested an area at the base of the Sanibel Lighthouse adjacent to the Department of Public Works maintenance shed and waste dumpster could be designated for bus parking. Just make a sign bus parking only one hour time limit no idling and the driver must stay with the vehicle, Marshall told the council. Williams said that he would evaluate the area Marshall suggested, although a portion of that lot is used for staff parking. Zimomra told the council that at their direction, city staff could analyze the impact of bus passenger drop-offs without parking in beach lots as well as designating an area specifically for bus parking at each beach lot, and for buses of various lengths. Council agreed to table their discussions of the subject until the June 3 meeting. More City on page 34 Safe Boating Week Declared For May 17-23 Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, left, reads a proclamation during Tuesdays city council meeting declaring the week of May 17 to 23 as Safe Boating Week. On hand to accept the proclamation were members of the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron: Jim Strothers, commander; Steve Abbott, education instructor; and Bill Hay, vessel safety check co-chair.
11 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 State Legislator To Meet With RepublicansThe next meeting of the SanibelCaptiva Republican Caucus, which will be open to the public, is scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. in Room 4 of the Sanibel Library on Dunlop Road. The speaker will be State Legislator Ray Rodrigues, representing District 76 in the Florida House of Representatives, which includes Sanibel and Captiva. He will give a briefing on the recently concluded 2014 session of the Florida Legislature. Regardless of your party affiliation, or non-affiliation, this is a great opportunity to meet your representative, ask questions and find out whats really going on in the state. Call Robb Moran at 472-9035 if you have any questions or for more information on the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus. State Legislator Ray Rodrigues Republican Womens LunchJim Nathan will be the speaker at the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon on Tuesday, May 20. He will provide an update on the current status of Lee Memorial Health System, of which he is president and CEO. Following his prepared remarks, hell take questions from the audience. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. followed by the noon lunch, business meeting and program. The luncheon cost is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, May 15, and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie, 489-4701. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. From page 3Authorsgenerosity, Charles extremely charitable bid, and Kimberlys unfailing attention, it was truly a lovely evening. Attending were Trainor and his wife, Kay; John and Lana Jacobs; Jack and Lori Law; and Nick and Skitz Nichols. Two more of these dinners are planned after the summer season. In addition to the money raised thanks to Marty and Charles, being a typical museum manager, I plan to pursue some of these folks to be future volunteers, Alfino said. Learn more at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A full guided tour takes place at 10:30 a.m. depending upon docent availability. The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $10 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are admitted free. For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.org. 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201412 Experiencing Church as You Knew It!Please join us... to SING the old HYMNS YOU REMEMBER from your PAST at the a Southern Baptist church start meeting in the Sandpiper room ofSundial Beach Resort Hotel1451 Middle Gulf Drive with unlimited parkingRev. Mark Hutchinson Bible-based Exegetical Preaching Dr. and Mrs. Bob Stuckey Music and Worship leadersBible Study 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. for information call Church Phone 239-671-5502 NEWSANIBELBAPTISTCHURCH Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Rabbi 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 www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. SANDRA SQUIRES WHITELAWSandy Whitelaw, a resident of Chicago, passed away May 1, 2014 at the age of 60. She was survived by two cherished children, Adam and Anna Whitelaw, and a loving husband of 37 years, Jim Whitelaw. Sandy was a remarkable woman that will be sincerely remembered for her fierce love of life and her unmatched sense of humor. A connoisseur of literature, flowers and the shells blanketing Sanibels beaches, she will be revered as a wise mother, loving wife and entertaining friend. Sandy will be missed dearly by everyone she touched from New Jersey to Florida, to her home state of Illinois. Sandy attended West Aurora High School and Drake University. She was the daughter of Roy and Edith Solfisburg and sister of Roy Solfisburg III, Susan (Noel) Davis, Sally Fine, and Bill (Kathy) Solfisburg. Services will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Western Springs, Illinois on May 9 at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to All Saints Memorial Garden and/or Imerman Angels Cancer Support. OBITUARY FISH Hurricane Committee Prepares For SeasonThe official start of hurricane season is less than one month away, and the FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. Hurricane Committee is reaching out to the community in hopes of identifying those who need information and assistance during the hurricane season. While we do not evacuate individuals off the island, we do provide a detailed hurricane packet which includes a home visit to each household on our list, reviewing shelter and hotel information, preparation procedures and what to do in the event of an evacuation, said Sharon Thomas, FISH board member and hurricane committee co-chair. The hurricane committee is a collaborative effort to ensure, to the extent possible, the safety of our neighbors, said director of operations and hurricane committee co-chair Maggie Goldsmith. We work very closely with city officials each year to prepare for hurricane season. The service we provide is not only invaluable to our residents, but also to their families. After gathering information from households requesting assistance, FISH makes sure all city officials the police department, Community Housing & Resources, Lee County Emergency Management, Lee County shelter personnel, including those at the special needs shelter in Fort Myers, and out-of-state family members are informed of individual plans. Should a storm approach, committee members will gather at the FISH Walk-In Center to reach out to those on the list and confirm their emergency plans. This year, FISH has over 40 households requesting the informational hurricane packet. To be included on the list and receive a hurricane packet, or for more information about FISH services, call 472-4775. Entertainer Raises Money For FISHChris Coile, a Sanibel musician and entertainer, announced that his donation this year to FISH was over $3,000, more than twice what is was last season. Coile plays and sings s and s rock and roll, country and classics every other Tuesday at George and Wendys Seafood Grill. Coile said, I donate my CDs to anyone making over a $5 donation to FISH. I have three different CDs. Looking Back is a collection of classic rock and roll tunes. A Special Elvis Tribute features 24 songs from the greatest entertainer of the century. Country Classics are my favorite country tunes of all times. The attendees have been very generous because they know the fine work that FISH does in the Sanibel Captiva area and they enjoy listening and dancing to the music. We also had a number of local well known singers come in a perform with us this season. Sandy Greco is a talented performer who was with us just about every performance, and Cindy Cola joined us when she could. Everyone really enjoyed them, and I want to thank them for their donation of time and talent. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201414 From page 1Middle School Teen MusicalThis musical is being produced and directed by the schools music director Joe Angelo. The middle school students stage two musical productions each year, in November and May. Performing arts class at The Sanibel School provides experiences ranging from learning musical instruments, singing, painting sets, acting and dancing, to running the audio-visual equipment and other crew responsibilities. The students help plan the choreography and staging of the show. Each show has two casts, and more than 50 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades are involved. Each role is double cast in alternating productions to give more students an opportunity to perform title roles. Several eighth graders from the Grease cast are planning to continue their performing arts education at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts in Fort Myers: Jennifer Crown (dance program); Maddie Pezzi (vocal program); Mark Sheme (vocal program), Anna Snow (theater program); and Maikala Thomas (vocal program). The Sanibel School is located at 3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road; the school office is open for ticket purchases from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Tickets are also available from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on the evening of the shows. The schools phone number is 4721617. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, April 29, there were four tables in play at the Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: 1. Diane Metz and Susan Willoughby 2. Joan and Bob Kent 3. Vida Zubkus and Rick Smart There have been two weekly ACBL-sanctioned games held at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. This was the last game of the season. The two sanctioned games will begin again in January 2015. For more information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. Caroline Tesoro, Maikala Thomas, Mark Sheme and Kristin Dunavant 5/16/14 Ours is Fresh, Sweet and Delicious!NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR MOTHERS DAYSince 1978We serve it fresh....Raw Bar Open Thursday & Friday!! Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday)472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road www.prawnbroker.com*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
15 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 Children And Youth SundaySanibel Congregational United Church of Christ welcomes families to share the gifts of their children and youth on Sunday, May 18 at 10 a.m. Children and Youth Sunday Worship will feature the talents of many young people as they share their gifts of music and drama, and help lead the service that celebrates the youth in the community, from birth to high school. Participants will include members from the Sunday School program, the Wednesday Shine! after school program, the youth group Journey, as well as the weekday Sanibel Christian Preschool. The worship service will be followed by ice cream sundaes served by the Children and Youth Committee. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Addison Sprecher Jackson Sprecher Summer Sunday Seminar SeriesThe popular Summer Sunday Seminar Series began at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday, May 4. The series runs through October, and covers a variety of topics in one-hour sessions held at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The first series of sessions, Embracing the Prophets, focuses on the writings of the prophets in the Hebrew scriptures. Utilizing video presentations featuring the Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann, the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner will lead the class through six sessions exploring the place of the prophets in contemporary culture. The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann is the William Marcellus McPheeters professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he has authored over 50 books. His presentations look at the prophets in their historical contexts and draws connections between Israels sociological, economic and spiritual status and that of America in the 21st century. The class is open to the public and meets in the churchs Heron Hall. The church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call 4720497 or visit www.sanibelucc.org. The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner teaching
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201416 Hortoons Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellWeek after week, 50 weeks a year, our club speaker recruiters are challenged with the task of finding interesting and stimulating speakers that are willing to show up at 7 oclock on a Friday morning to present a program. Amazingly, week after week, that challenge is met and this week was no exception. Islander Dr. Greg Woodham spoke to us on his familys experiences living in the Philippines, just before and during the Japanese Occupation of 1942-1945. He was born in the Philippines in 1937 to American parents, his mother a schoolteacher for the children of workers in the gold mines and his father a mining engineer in Baquio and Benquet,. At the time, the Philippine Islands were United States territory as per the 1898 Treaty of Paris. In 1941, retired Army General Douglas MacArthur was recalled by President Franklin Roosevelt as commander of the U.S. Army Forces in the Far East to stabilize the area as a strategic military post. Later that year, the invasion of the Philippines took place on December 8, 10 hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. MacArthur and his troops were not ready and could not hold the territory. Woodham and his family fled Baguio for Manila. his father joined the army as a civilian and went to Corregidor January 1 and then to Cabanatuan and died with the sinking of the Arizan Maru. On January 2, 1942 Manila falls to the Japanese. Soon after, his mother was told to gather the family belongings in two suitcases; they were being sent to Santo Tomas University campus where they would have to register as enemy aliens and would be detained for a couple of days interrogation. They were at Santo Tomas Interment Camp for three years. The Japanese appointed civilian administrators to run the camp with the help of the Dominican Order. Women and children were separated from the men. The camp mostly housed American and British citizens. There was not a lot of resistance because the detainees felt that the Americans would liberate them very quickly and so they settled in and waited. They waited three years. Internees were allowed certain liberties mostly in taking care of themselves. They planted gardens, set up a hospital and medical services, formed a police force, built restroom and sanitation facilities. The wealthier detainees were allowed to use their money to purchase meat and goods from outside the camp. As time went on, some were allowed to build shanty houses on the grounds. The camp was enclosed behind large walls with an iron fence entrance. Movement within the camp was allowed and the children did attend school. The detainee population grew to between three and four thousand. At first the detainees were treated fairly well but in 1944 the Japanese army took over direct control of the camp. Armed guards now patrolled the perimeter and contact with the outside world for supplies was terminated. Food shortages became serious. Weight loss, weakness, edema, paresthesia and beriberi were experienced by most adults. The average weight loss among males was around 53 pounds. Internees were starving to death. Woodhams mother was put in isolation for dengue fever and he was sent to the Catholic convent while she recovered. He was forced to memorize the Lords Prayer and was fearful if he didnt he would not see his mother again. She survived and they returned to their shanty. In 1944, detainees at the camp became aware that the American military were engaged in action. McCarthy, Halsey and Nimitz were on the ground, in the air, and on the seas. Soon the American planes began bombing Manila. On February 3, 1945, at 8:40 p.m., American ground troops rushed to liberate the camp believing that the Japanese might massacre the detainees. Woodham remembers his mothers cheering waking him up. Japanese soldiers took 230 hostages and took refuge in some of the buildings. They had taken the oath, never surrender. Our soldiers escorted them to the Japanese territorial line. The Santo Tomas gates were opened and families returned to their homes. Woodson and his mother returned to American and to his grandparents farm in Indiana. He had a wonderful life there with his mother but losing his father during war, watching his mother suffer, and realizing how many other people suffered at Santo Tomas has left an emotional complexity still raw at the telling of his story. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road.. Dr. Greg Woodham Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
17 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots In Service To The IslandsZontians Focused On Womens Issues, Goalsby Jeff LysiakOne of the most active service and advocacy organizations in the world, Zonta International, boasts a membership of more than 31,000 women in 65 countries. The group supports projects that improve womens legal rights, health, education and economic status; promotes ending violence against women, and enhancing womens self esteem. Locally, the Zonta Club of SanibelCaptiva is comprised of approximately 70 active members. And while their mission is identical to that of its parent organization, the island-based group is focused on five service programs: Addiction, Recovery and Mental Health Services for Women Providing grant funding and active service to two Lee County agencies: Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) and Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT) Educating and Supporting At-Risk Girls and Women Providing grant support to the PACE Center for Girls of Lee County Human Trafficking Awareness Since 2004, the club has taken a leadership role in spearheading community action and awareness in the fight against human trafficking Literacy and English as a Second Language Providing grants and direct service to improve Lee County womens literacy, especially among Hispanic women as parents of young children, for whom English is the second language Serving Women on the Island (SWOTI) Partnering with three island organizations to provide grants that help low-income women, and to offer upbeat social and informational sessions that share friendship and expertise. But for as many service-oriented initiatives the club is engaged in, its members join the group for many reasons besides helping others. When I was new to the island, I really didnt have that many friends, said Robyn Moran, who is scheduled to begin her term as Zonta chapter president on June 1. I made a lot of friends here quickly, and as those friendships grew, so did my mission of helping and caring. Sue Denham, a Zontian since 2002, was invited to join the group by Nola Theiss, former mayor of Sanibel and founder of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc. I really like that we focus on helping women discover their own strengths and improve their lives through their own efforts, as well as with our help, said Denham. Kris Ritts, who had been part of a large (250-plus members) service organization in her home state of Minnesota, had been looking to join a goal-oriented club after relocating to Sanibel when she was invited by Darla Letourneau to check out Zonta. I was looking to make some friends and do some good along the way, said Ritts, who became a Zontian in 2004. Ive met a lot of great people and worked on several wonderful causes.Known by many as the group which organizes the popular Peek at the Unique, the annual luxury home tour featuring Sanibel and Captiva residences, the local Zonta chapter raises money to support several local causes. Earlier this year, the club distributed more than $60,000 in grants to partner organizations including:continued on page 39 Members of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva gather at a club meeting on April 30
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201418 2015 Nature Calendar Is AvailableJim Fowler announced publication of the 27th edition of The Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar. The cover of The 2015 calendar features a pair of white ibis foraging in the surf at Tarpon Bay Beach. The image was photographed by Marianne Bargiotti, who frequently travels from her home base in Italy to photograph her favorite islands. This edition of the calendar features birds and other animals that can be seen on Sanibel and Captiva. Except for the hooded warbler, who uses the islands as a stopover during spring and fall migration, the animals featured spend all their lives on and around the islands. Fowler said, In every season and everywhere you go on Sanibel and Captiva, there are marvelous creatures to see and observe as they go about their daily lives. We enjoy a diversity of habitat from under water reefs, beach zones, wetlands to uplands all providing habitat for many different and coexisting plants and animals. Photographers featured in the 2015 edition are: Theresa Baldwin, Marianne Bargiotti, Cliff Beittell, Dick Fortune, Robert Kimbrell, Sara Lopez, Cheryl Molennor and Lorraine Sommer. There are photo narratives by islander Betty Anholt and former islander Charles LeBuff. Each month features a shell sketch by the late islander Sue Stephens and a turtle graphic during the sea turtle nesting months. Again this year, the calendar will be available, upon request, with a shipping envelope made from trash. The make-ready sheets from the press set-up were created into custom-fit mailing envelopes. The paper is usually sent through the printing press once, then on to the landfill. In this case, the paper is used a second time as envelopes, reducing waste. The calendar retails for $14.95 and is sold throughout Southwest Florida in fine book stores and gift shops. To order by mail, send $14.95 (plus $2 shipping and handling) to: Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar, PO Box 356, Sanibel, FL 33957. For the custom Blind Pass tide edition, send $17.95 (plus $2 shipping and handling). White ibis are featured on the cover of the calendar photo by Marianne Bargiotti 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite BQWIKPACK & SHIP
19 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: If You Care, Leave It There!by Patricia MolloyHumans are always a young, wild animals last hope for survival, never its best hope, stated Dr. Heather Barron, clinic director. A young animal should only be removed from the wild after all avenues to reunite it with an adult animal have been explored. If you care, leave it there! Sadly, many babies are admitted to CROW by well-meaning people who inappropriately take them away from their wild homes. Instead of picking up a seemingly abandoned wild creature, pick up the phone and call CROW. The highly-trained staff will happily advise you. If you find a bird or mammal after business hours, go to CROWs website and look under the Found an Animal? category for assistance and instructions. Students and volunteers work around the clock to feed the many abducted youngsters that are currently at CROW. The clinics baby rooms are full of cardinals, doves, squirrels, raccoons, cottontails, and even a tiny armadillo. It is critical that the babies are feed every two hours. By the time volunteers finish a round of feedings, its time to start all over again. It takes weeks or months for the babies to mature enough to survive in the wild. With baby season in full swing, you can do your part in helping local wildlife by donating items from the clinics wish list: paper towels, Purina ONE Kitten Chow, Purina Puppy Chow (no colored chunks), wild bird seed, bleach, fragrancefree laundry detergent, new or gently used bath and hand towels, red heat lamps (250W), garbage bags (42 gallons) and ceramic crocks of all sizes (ramekins, etc.). CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. All babies, like this Eastern screech owlet, must be weighed daily to ensure that they are growing adequately. This adorable raccoon is kept in a room with many other young bandits Dr. Heather uses a tiny stethoscope to listen to this cottontails heartbeat CAPTIVA CRUISES Happy Mothers Day from the Crew at Captiva Cruises Moms cruise free on our lunch cruise to Cabbage Key or Useppa or the Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure on Saturday, May 10th or Sunday, May 11th when cruising with their families. Lunch is additional at the island restaurant Reservations are Required. Please call Captiva Cruises at (239) 472-5300 for additional information or visit www.captivacruises.com Cruise departs 10:00 AM & returns at 3:00 PM Enjoy a Cheeseburger in Paradise at the rustic Cabbage Key Inn. Visit the exclusive Collier Inn on Useppa for special Mothers Day Brunch.
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201420 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 IslandPaws.com Specializing in all Natural Pet Food and Treats Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio!Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 OverEasyCafeSanibel.com 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 Birds Eye ViewOff Season Excitementby Mark Bird WestallAs I said last week, our feathered snowbirds have mostly headed back up north to their summer breeding grounds. That leaves us with fewer wading birds to see until the end of summer and the fall migration. But there is more to see in the refuge than just wading birds and there always seems to be something that comes along to get my naturalist blood flowing during the slow time of the year. The other day, the tide was too weak to expose the mudflat very much, so most of the wading birds we saw were perched in the trees; either high up in the trees or just above the water. When the birds are sitting in the trees, that tells me they are not catching much food and, therefore, have very little incentive to tolerate a bunch of predators passing by in a canoe. They almost always take flight and leave the area as we come around the corner. On my tours maybe I stress this next comment too much, but I always try to impress on my customers that what they find as enjoyable may not necessarily be perceived as a happy experience by the birds. As a bird takes flight because it sees a predator in the neighborhood (us), I mention that I was on city council for several years and mayor for a year. I then continue by saying that when I was representing the City of Sanibel how often someone would seek me out because I was a professional naturalist and represented them on council. Therefore, they expected me to do my civic duty and remove that snake or alligator from their backyard. They would say, Im an environmentalist, Bird! Thats why I moved to Sanibel, but cant you capture that animal and put him back onto some of the islands preserved land? Isnt that where hed rather be; not in my neighborhood? So, as the bird is flying away and I set up the political scenario. I say, If that bird had a more complex, social aspect to its species, I can almost guarantee that right now it would be seeking out its local representative. and as soon as it found him it would say, Look, Im a humanlover as much as the next bird. But cant you take those people in that canoe and put them back into their homes? Isnt that where theyd rather be? I think it is great that people want to go into the wilderness and commune with nature, but we just need to realize that the wildlife believes we are going there to kill them. So try not to act like a predator when you are enjoying the wildlife and understand that theyre scared of us! But returning to my trip the other day, with the water being so high there was more habitat for those species that need a little more water; things like manatees, dolphins and sharks. On that particular trip, we spotted two manatees rolling over and over in a deeper part of the refuge. The tide was running in their direction so I told everyone with a paddle to set them down quietly and just sit and watch the show. Unfortunately, the waters around here are so murky these days that you cant see more than a few feet deep, but these two manatees were very much into each other and they were staying mostly at the surface. We slowly drifted by them to within a few feet. They looked at us for only a few seconds, but then their attention quickly went back to each other and after we drifted further past them, we picked up our paddles once again and continued the trip. One little boy on the trip who was obviously very excited about seeing the manatees so close asked, Why does one of the manatees have all those white stripes on its back? I told him about the problems manatees have with fast boats and our inability, or desire it seems, to sufficiently protect them. Maybe if that little boy grows up and becomes a fisherman in Southwest Florida, he will understand why he needs to slow down. Later that evening, I had a sunset trip and once again the tides were not the best for birding. But as we were paddling all the way out to the edge of Sanibel where there are some shallow areas that border the mangroves, we saw something that even impressed me a little. We were leaving the mouth of McIntyre Creek and I saw two huge fins moving in tandem back and forth across the channel. It turned out to be two very large (both about seven feet-plus) bull sharks. We only got to within a hundred feet of them as they can be a little aggressive sometimes. Years ago at another spot in the refuge I had one ram up against the side of my canoe and as soon as I could I steered us up onto the shallow mudflats where we could watch them work out their seemingly scientific search pattern back and forth across the mouth of the deep channel. While we were watching these two impressive predators, I was reminded of another incident I had at that exact same spot when we were paddling across the channel. From out of nowhere something very powerful and strong hit the bottom of the canoe. We never saw what hit us, but the collision was so powerful that I figured the animal had to be big. I had always assumed that we had surprised a manatee. But maybe that pass is a favorite hunting area for something a little more aggressive than a manatee. Whenever I go there in the future, I will keep my eyes on the lookout. Even without the birds, Sanibels wilderness can keep you occupied. And to think some people never get off of Periwinkle Way! A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit www. canoewithbirdwestall.com for more information.
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ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201422 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane 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 DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i 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 Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on Paint Pric es C C ll on P in tPrices C C i i Call on Paint Prices D a v e D oa n e 1 First Tarpon Of The Seasonby Capt. Matt MitchellAnother week of wind and adverse weather conditions generally made fishing tough going yet again. What seems like never ending wind has become the usual conditions anglers have had to deal with for the last few months. Despite the conditions I have still been catching a few quality fish here and there, it just seems like it has taken a lot more work than it should to catch fish in the month of May. Spring time fishing action should be about as good as it gets and as conditions improve the fishing will quickly follow. Even if you are not a fisherman but where anywhere close to the water you probably noticed the extreme high tides we had this week. The high tides along with the prevailing southerly winds made a as close to perfect set up for mangrove fishing as you will ever get. The couple of afternoons I did get to fish these giant highs action on refdish and snook was some of the best I have seen in months. This week marked the 3rd annual Ding Darling Doc Fords tarpon tournament and the first tarpon of the season caught from my boat. After some slow pre fishing for two days with our team Chasin Poon we finally got it done when it counted on tournament day. Wade Robert from Sanibel caught the estimated 120 pound fish after roughly a hour long fight. This fish did not come easily as it towed us across the intercoastal and slugged it out generally staying close to the boat after making a few awesome jumps on the first drag screaming runs. Wade did a awesome job fighting the fish as we managed to get a leader touch and our team on the scoreboard. We pulled right back to our marker buoy and it did not take long for us to get hooked up again. Team member Gary Biltgen had the live bait rod in his hand as a hard charging tarpon ate his pinfish and came at the boat jumping twice closer than 20 feet away. Everyone scrambled as the hooked fish came right under the bow of the boat, lifting the anchor rope and clearing rods as I managed to dump the buoy and the fight was on again. This fish was such a different fight than our first fish, it was all about jumping and air time. Giant head shakes and crazy arobatic jumps, this is why we tarpon fish. Then as quickly as the bite had happened the fish on the seventh jump broke through the leader and the battle was over. After a few more hours we could not manage another hook up knowing a 2nd release would put us in the money. With 42 teams of the best tarpon fisherman in the area fishing in the tournament and only 12 fish caught that gives you a idea of how tough the conditions where. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. The leader touch on Wade Roberts tarpon during the Ding Darling Doc Fords tarpon tournament this week CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Untangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly BILL FISCHER
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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 publicly, 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 4723644, ext. 228. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. Eagle Armadillo photos courtesy of CROW Injured gopher tortoise being grazed Fawn Barb Kapinus, visiting from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, found coral and an apple murex egg casing at low tide on the beach while staying at Compass Point on May 2. Shells Found Barb Kapinus Read us online at IslandSunNews.com ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201424
25 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 Sanibel Island Fishing Club May MeetingOn Tuesday, May 13, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will hold its final monthly meeting of the season. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. This months featured speaker, Capt. Ozzie Lessinger, will begin his presentation at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge and the angling public is invited. Pizza and refreshments are available at a nominal charge. Lessinger learned to fish before he could walk. When he was six months old, his father, an avid angler, put him in a backpack, placed a fishing pole in his hand and taught him to fish. From that day forward, Lessinger was hooked. In 1990, he moved to Sanibel to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a charter captain. He became a full-time guide in 1994 and has gone on to become one of the top tournament fishermen in Lee County. Hes competed in more than 100 tournaments with over 20 first place finishes. Lessinger will discuss the various techniques, tackle and bait used to catch the elusive silver king, the tarpon. With these world-renowned game fish starting to return to the coastal waters of Southwest Florida, anyone interested in learning how to catch and release one of these monsters should plan to attend this presentation. There will be a brief Q&A session following his lecture. The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and organizations such as START, Lee Reefs and the Sanibel Sea School. For information on joining the club, contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend the meeting. The Sanibel Island Fishing club has been an active social club for more than 29 years on the island. Go to www.sanibelslandfishingclub.com for more information. Fishing photos and recipes are also featured on the website. Captain Ozzie Lessinger out on a tarpon charter Tarpon BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE 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! Dine on Captiva with Water Views 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 p Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 www.muckyduck.com
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201426 Shell Of The WeekMinor Jacknifeby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationThe Minor Jacknife (Ensis megistus Pilsbry and McGinty, 1943) has a very delicate, elongate shell with an unusual coloration that includes purplish vertical bars internally. It is a burrower, living in fine sand and mud. Minor Jacknives inhabit and can move up and down vertical or oblique, cylindrical burrows. A Minor Jacknife can burrow rapidly by using its foot as a piston inside their dwelling. In some extreme cases, individuals are known to leap out of burrows to evade predators. Learn more about the Minor Jacknife at http://shellmuseum. org/shells/shelldetails.cfm?id=234. This Week At The Museum Join us for a Make & Take Shell Jewelry Event on Saturday, May 10. The event is free with museum admission and 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 join us for a rapid make and take session. Shell Museum Events Exhibit Chat: This 10-minute presentation will provide an in-depth look to an exhibit daily at 11 a.m. Live Tank Demonstration: See live mollusks up close and personal. Watch a fighting conch use its foot for locomotion, spy 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. Carolyns Collection: Would you pay $300 for a shell? Come see and learn about shells from a collectors point of view. Her collection is of the gem quality. Learn from an enthusiast every Monday at 2 p.m. What Is A Mollusk?: Ever wonder where all of those shells on the beach came from? They were created by animals known as mollusks. What is a mollusk you ask? Come learn about the fascinating life of our local mollusks and have all your questions answered. Join our Marine Naturalist for this discussion Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Shell ID Clinics: This weekly program will provide shelling enthusiasts additional information about their shelling finds and Southwest Florida shells. Join Museum Curator Dr. Jose Leal Thursdays at 2 p.m. Island Inn 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. Come learn about the shells, the mollusks who create them, and other marine life that has washed ashore. Cost is $10, and parking at Island Inn is free for beach walk participants. Space is limited. Call 3952233 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 museum for an unforgettable day with a small group aboard the 40-foot sailing catamaran Adventure. The trips set sail Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. The fourhour cruise costs $100 for adults and $75 for children and includes the boat trip, lunch and admission to the museum. Bunche Beach Low Tide Excursions: Dr. Leal leads a low tide beach walk at Bunche Beach in Fort Myers. The cost is $10 and all participants receive a coupon for half-off museum admission. Call 3952233 to make a reservation. Monday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 26 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. Weekly Schedule Friday, May 10 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Make & Take Shell Jewelry Event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, May 13 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Carolyns Collection at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m., Bunche Beach Low Tide Excursion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Beach Walk at 10 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; What Is A Mollusk? lecture at 2 p.m., Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 16 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Shell I.D. Clinic at 2 p.m., Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is located at 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 395-2233 or visit www.shellmuseum.org. Minor Jacknife internal (top) and external (bottom) views of the shell valves 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. 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27 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 WeProudlyBrew TropicalOutdoorPatioSeating Fun new" Moo Wear for all agesServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Treat Mom on Mother s Day All Mothers receive sweets We Will Serve You Voted Plant SmartSpiderwortby Gerri ReavesSpiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) is a native wildflower found in open woods and disturbed areas and along roadsides, ponds and streams. Drought-tolerant and pestresistant, it makes a beautiful groundcover or border that usually reaches two to three feet tall. It is also called bluejacket because of the umbrella-like clusters of blue flowers that droop from the stems. The three-petaled flowers measure about one inch across and number as many as 10 per cluster. Close up, they are strikingly lovely, with six stamens with hairy filaments and yellow anthers that contrast with the blue petals. They bloom most of the year, from spring until autumn, but usually last for only one morning. The slender leaves are smooth, grass-like and about 16 inches long. The deeply ridged leaves look folded lengthways. Propagate spiderwort with the seeds or by dividing the clumps, or let it spread via rhizomes. Plant it in full sun to partial shade. The only maintenance is the optional removal of old stalks and seed heads. The edible flowers can be served in salads. The leaves and stems are said to taste like green beans. Forms with white or pink flowers also are cultivated. Sources: Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, Wildflowers of Florida by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, National Audubon Society Field Guild to Florida, and fnpsblog.blogspot.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Bonsai MeetingThe Road to Perfection, a day-long program of the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, will be held on Saturday, May 17 at the SPLAC building on Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers. The morning session, beginning at 9 a.m., will feature Ernie Fernandez, who will critique members trees in preparation for them to be used in the annual November show. In the afternoon, there will be a repotting session with Justin James. Guests are welcome. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is the practice of raising small artistic trees in pots; it originated in the Orient and has become popular worldwide. The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. was founded in 1973 to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of bonsai and related arts. It holds its meeting on the third Satuday of each month. For more information, visit www.bonsaiswfl.org or call Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. Native spiderworts blue flowers bloom in clusters and last for only a morning photo by Gerri Reaves
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201428 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 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 Tank TalksOn Tuesday, May 13 at 10 a.m., the SCCF Nature Center will present a program about the live turtles, Indie the Indigo snake, Happy the Florida snapping turtle, the invasive giant marine toad and other critters SCCF works so hard to protect through research and habitat protection. The diamondback terrapin may be digging in the new nesting sandbox. Cost of the program is $5 for adults, children and SCCF members are free. Gator And Crocodile Tales The biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, May 14 at 10 a.m., learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure human safety and their survival on the islands. With warmer temperatures, island alligators are very active, and it is mating season. Take a walk on the trails to the Sanibel River following the program or visit the butterfly house. Cost of the program is $5 for adults and free for SCCF members and children. Remember, never feed an alligator.Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Programs Box turtle Alligator water dance Florida soft shell turtle
29 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014Turtle Tracks On Thursday, May 15 at 10 a.m., learn about the life cycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on island beaches in the summertime and what SCCFs nest monitoring program is doing to protect them. On all of Floridas beaches last summer, the endangered green sea turtle nested in record numbers, a 70 percent increase since 1989. Learn why. Nesting season began May 1. The program is free to SCCF members and children, $5 for adults.Snowy Plover Nesting On SanibelAs of Friday, May 2, there are five active snowy plover nests on Sanibel. There was a total of seven but one was lost to predation (probably by crows) and the second 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 their nests. Please 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 remain along the west coast of Florida, from the Panhandle through Cape Sable. Nesting season runs through August, and they can nest two or three times in one season You can learn more about snowy plovers at the program offered every other Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at SCCFs Nature Center or visit SCCFs web site at http:// sccf.org/content/80/Snowy-Plover-Project.aspx SCCF 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 http://www.recon.sccf.org. Community support through membership dues and tax-deductible contributions makes this work possible. 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. Snowy plover chick Sea turtle in the sand photo by Julie Reed Make Your Reservations for Mothers Day CLOSED FOR LUNCH UNTIL FALL SanibelTaxi.com Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service BOATRENTALSDolphin Watching 472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201430 Ding Darling Hosts Kenyan DelegationEight delegates from Nyeri County in the African nation of Kenya received a VIP tour of JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on April 29 as part of the Kenyans mission to form a sister partnership with Southwest Florida and learn strategies to take home with them. The distinguished, high-powered delegation included the mayor and tourism minister of Nyeri County, legislators, business peopl and liaisons. Nyeri, a popular tourism destination, is one of the most developed regions of not only Kenya but also the entire continent of Africa. Delegates were seeking collaboration from the refuge in the field of conservation tourism and also sought counsel on historic preservation, education, technology and community development while visiting the area for three days. Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik, Deputy Refuge Manager Joyce Palmer, Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) Executive Director Birgie Miller, DDWS President John McCabe and members of the board welcomed the delegation with breakfast in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center, a private tram tour of the refuge compliments of Tarpon Bay Explorers, and a tour of visitor center exhibits. Tritaik introduced the refuges work and the scope of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which assists with wildlife conservation in Kenya. The delegation of Nyeri (came) to learn about various aspects of development from the different communities residing in Southwest Florida, said delegation co-host Dr. Peter Ndiangui, president of the Africa Network of Southwest Florida. The first stop was Ding Darling. This was selected because Governor Nderitu Gachagua believes that there is no sustainable development that can take place without environmental conservation. 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31 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 Nyeri County, Kenya Governor Nderitu Gachagua shakes hands with Mayor of Fort Myers Randall P. Henderson after they, along with Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki, discussed the possibility of a cultural exchange, tourism, education and trade between the two diverse counties. The governor led a delegation from Nyeri County to Southwest Florida to build alliances with the local communities and learn to develop its education, trade and tourism and also promote direct coffee sales, which is one of the main commodities grown in Nyeri County. Nderitu Gachagua shakes hands with the Mayor of Cape Coral Marni Sawicki after receiving a key to the cityThe conservation measures taken (at the refuge) are a great eye opener for the Nyeri delegation. We were honored to host such a distinguished and enthusiastic group of VIPs, especially from a country that is renowned for its ecotourism, said Tritaik. I believe we were able to learn a great deal from each other, and I look forward to future collaboration on how we can each enhance our visitors wildlife experiences. I am very proud of this interaction, said Ndiangui. We urge the Sanibel residents to reciprocate by visiting Nyeri, which is an equally beautiful tourism destination. The governor stated that Nyeri people are eagerly awaiting the Sanibel residents to their place to reciprocate the wonderful hospitality. Mothers Day Brunch at WaterviewSunday, May 11 from 10 AM 4 PMTreat your loved one to an elegant Gulf-view buffet complete with strolling guitarist, long-stemmed rose for the ladies, and over $500 in Spa package giveaways, courtesy of Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique. Plus, enter-to-win Sundial Dining Certicates. Please phone 239-395-6030 for Brunch reservations. T his is a partial list of items to be featured. Champagne Fountain & Mimosas Assorted Tropical and Traditional Salads Iced Shellsh Belgian Wafes and Ricotta Filled Crepes Made-to-Order Omelets and Eggs Bacon and Sausage Pepper Crusted Prime Rib of Beef Fresh Local Catch Chicken Breast with Piccata Cream Sauce Baked Pasta with Crab Bienville Dessert Table Forty Nine dollars for Adults. Nineteen dollars for children ages four through twelve. Children under three dine complimentary.Plus tax and gratuity
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ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201434 Action Tabled On Tour Operator Resolutionby Jeff LysiakFor the second consecutive month, a resolution that would grant a business tax receipt to operate a bus tour within the city was delayed, not only because the council is looking deeper into the proposed business plan for those tours, but to also look back at legislation previously approved for a different tour operator. Legacy Tours has applied for a business tax receipt to operate an educational and historical bus tour on the island. The application provides for a pair of 22-passenger buses to pick up and drop off tour participants at the Matzaluna Restaurant parking lot, located at 1200 Periwinkle Way. Proposed tour stops include the Sanibel Lighthouse, Sanibel Historical Museum & Village, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. During Tuesdays meeting, council members questioned Yvonne Hill, proprietor of Legacy Tours, about whether she has acquired permission from ownership/ management of each of the proposed stops to bring her tour buses there, and about her proposed schedule. Hill stated that while she had not yet established any formal contracts or agreements at any of the proposed destinations, she said that initially her business would operate tours four days per week. In addition, Hill stated that she intentionally identified small buses for her business, and that the parking lot of Matzaluna Restaurant where she already acquired the written permission from the owner would be Legacy Tours primary pick-up and drop-off spot for passangers. In light of the continuing discussions on Sanibels proposed bus parking ordinance, City Attorney Ken Cuyler suggested that he could insert additional language into the resolution that would require compliance of that legislation once it is formally adopted. Both council and Hill agreed. Following an inquiry, Cuyler confirmed that the resolution could include the condition of Hill acquiring permission from the ownership/management of each of the proposed tour stops. During public comment on the subject, resident David Bath urged the council not to pass the resolution, since it had not been made clear if the tour operator intended on stopping (and parking) at Lighthouse Beach or whether they intended to drive by. It is not in my business plan nor is it my intention to do a drive-by, said Hill. Mayor Kevin Ruane told his fellow council members that he would like to see the business receive the permission from each of the proposed tour stops prior to granting Hills business tax receipt. Vice Mayor Doug Congress objected, adding that it is not our job to look at business plans. Marty Harrity asked Hill if she objected to establishing permissions. Hill said that she had no problem going to each of the organizations, adding that she has already established a relationship with them in conducting similar tours over the past 14 years. Ruane, however, brought up the business tax receipt for Adventures In Paradise, which operates a bus tour on Sanibel but whose primary business appears to be conducting a circulator route on the island. If we didnt ask for permissions then, how can we ask for them now? said Ruane. I dont want to pass legislation that Im going to repeal in six months. Hill objected, telling the council she felt like she was being singled out as the test case. Ruane apologized, adding, We passed lousy legislation that may have misled you. Following some additional debate on the matter, council unanimously agreed to table the resolution until the next session on Tuesday, June 3. At that meeting, they are expected to investigate Adventure In Paradises intended use which may or may not exist and discuss the proposed bus parking ordinance as it relates to Legacy Tours. In other business: Council delayed a discussion on possible regulations relating to the operation of Segways within the city. Council approved a lease agreement between the city and Local Roots, LLC to allow the Sanibel Island Farmers Market at City Hall to begin on October 5, rather than November 1 as previously approved. The proposed city council goals for 2013-14 which were expected to include continuing the citys redevelopment work plan, sustain and strengthen the citys financial stability and improve water quality were tabled until the June meeting so that Department of Natural Resources Director James Evans could participate. Evans was attending a South Florida Water Management District meeting on May 6. Dark Skies Ordinance May Delay To 2020by Jeff LysiakSanibels City Council, looking to designate a revised compliance date for the citys Dark Skies Ordinance prior to making any modifications to the existing document, selected January 1, 2020 as their target, although that date may be adjusted after further discussions on the matter take place. On Tuesday, the council was charged with filling in the blank in selecting a revised compliance date for the ordinance originally created in 2000 and adopted on June 6, 2006 with less than a year until compliance was to have been required for all non-beachfront properties. The purpose behind creating the Dark Skies Ordinance was to protect the natural beauty of Sanibels night skies as well as the habitat for our nocturnal and crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) species, particularly our sea turtles during nesting season, an informational brochure states. While all beachfront properties were required to become compliant within 60 days following adoption of the law, and all new construction is required to be built in compliance, non-beachfront properties are currently scheduled to become fully compliant by January 1, 2015. Last month, Vice Mayor Doug Congress indicated that a number of issues including safety, availability of compliant fixtures, affordability and a misunderstanding and confusion regarding compliance had been brought forward by residents. He recommended making modifications to the ordinance in three phases, to be completed over the next five years: Phase 1 Extend deadline to comply Phase 2 Liaison and staff research and recommend specific ordinance modifications Phase 3 Develop a comprehensive community education and outreach plan to ensure compliance Despite the objections of some residents of his five-year plan during the April 1 council meeting, Congress reiterated on Tuesday, I stand by five years. During the public comment portion of the meeting, Barbara Cooley, environmental chair for the Committee of the Islands, offered, To extend the deadline for compliance by five years is ridiculous. Sanibel has received much positive recognition for its Dark Skies rule, she added. Dont gut it by doing away with the mandatory compliance deadline or by extending it for a ridiculously long five years. Fellow resident Karen Storjohann said she was mystified how 15 years notice could be insufficient. Larry Schopp suggested that the remainder of 2014 should be enough time for compliance to take place, while Mike Miller proposed a reasonable compliance date of January 1, 2017. Any extension should be minimal, said Molly Boyer. We should concentrate on educating the public this shouldnt be watered down by additional delays. Councilman Marty Harrity, who suggested that the city has not done a good job with education, said, Id venture to say a vast majority of people dont know enough about the Dark Skies Ordinance. However, he also told his fellow council members that he doesnt see a great amount of non-compliance. Jim Jennings agreed with Harrity, offering that the citys Dark Skies Ordinance brochure is not adequate and doesnt give enough examples of compliant light fixtures versus noncompliant ones. He backed Congress five-year extension, calling it an opportunity for everybody to understand what it means. The most important thing is to educontinued on page 35
35 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 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 www.SundialResort.com for complete entertainment schedule. Summer Arts Camp Open For EnrollmentBIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp is now open for enrollment for ages four and five as well as for children who will be attending grades one through five in the fall of 2014. Starting June 2, camp will be held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all age groups. Enrollment is on a weekly basis and costs $150 per week. Tuition assistance may be available. Each week will feature theme-related programs and classes. For children ages four and five, and grades first through fifth grade, the themes are: Week 1: June 2 to 6 Animal Kingdom. From the wilds of the Savannah to the pets in your home and the oddities on island, be inspired to sculpt, print, create and even become various animals. Week 2: June 9 to 13 Around the World in 5 Days. Make your own passports and explore the culture, traditions, music and art of eight specific destinations. On Friday, the campers will perform the songs and dances of the specific countries and display their versions of the travel-inspired artwork. Week 3: June 16 to 20 Imagine, Create, Illustrate. A favorite book, story or legendary tale will serve as the inspiration to create great art this week and then bring stories to life through drawing, painting, collage, puppetry and live production. Campers will be able to make their own book. Week 4: June 23 to 27 Im A Rock Star! Each camper will be a star this week as they participate in a red carpet event and perform on stage in a talent show. Musical creativity will be encouraged to make cardboard instruments in the visual arts class. Week 5: June 30 to July 4 Stars and Stripes (There will be no camp on July 4 at but campers may participate in the 4th of July parade). The patriotic spirit will soar as the campers devote their time this week to completing crafts and costumes for the 4th of July parade float. All the campers will be invited to either ride or walk in the parade down Periwinkle Way. Children under age seven will need a waiver to participate or be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Week 6: July 7 to 11 Beach Party! A week dedicated to learning about the perks of island living as the campers discover the vibrant world under the sea and create nautical crafts as well as sing and play popular summertime songs. There will be a beach themed show on Friday. Week 7: July 14 to 18 Superheroes Unite! Campers will be discover their inner superheroes this week as well as design their own costumes, masks and capes. After learning about the artists behind graphic novels, campers will create their own comic book starring their superhero character. The week will end with a superheroes production on Friday. Week 8: July 21 to 25 Mission Is-Possible with Art. Anything is possible with art and each day campers will learn about renowned artists and use their works as inspiration. Week 9: July 28 to August 1 Under the Big Top. A big adventure under the big top for the last week of camp as kids create their own circus, learn a few magic tricks and end the week with a one-of-a-kind event inspired by the campers creativity and hard work. Middle and high school age kids can continued on page 37 From page 34Dark Skies-cate (because) the most important thing is compliance, added Congress, who made the motion to add January 1, 2020 as the target date for compliance. According to City Attorney Ken Cuyler, the council may adjust that date as discussions regarding the ordinance continue. Harrity seconded the motion, which was approved, 3 to 2. Both Mayor Kevin Ruane and councilman Mick Denham cast the dissenting votes.
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201436 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 Happy Mothers DayVeuve Cliquot Rose 750 ml. Reg. $68.99 SALE $58.99Chandon Brut 750 ml.$17.99Margaritaville Tequila Gold or Silver 1.75 ltr. Reg. $25.99 SALE $19.99Smirnoff 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 y y 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 OneoftheBes t Check out our New Vaping Supplies. Starter kits and re lls. Painted Shopping Bags Raise Funds For FISHThrough the creativity of 27 artists, the SanibelCaptiva Art League raised $1,076 for FISH of Sanibel. The front wall of Baileys General Store was the display center for 27 original hand painted cloth grocery bags. Over a period of three weeks, residents and visitors were invited to place a bid for their favorite bag. High bids were then tallied. Winners were able to take home their bags and FISH received the proceeds. 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37 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 From page 35Campsign up for camp and are eligible to submit an application to volunteer as part of the BIG ARTS Fine Arts Apprentice Program to receive volunteer/community service hours required by the local schools. Camp for middle school and high school students features a half-day of classes. The enrollment fee for the volunteer program is $80 per week. Tuition assistance may be available. Middle school and high school students can participate in class sessions held in the morning, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. or in the afternoon, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. This level of camp features more advanced projects and skills including: Week 1: June 2 to 6 Fused glass Week 2: June 9 to 13 Geometric drawing Week 3: June 16 to 20 Irish dancing Week 4: June 23 to 27 Print making Week 5: June 30 to July 4 Photography (There will be no camp on July 4 but participants will be asked to help the younger campers for the 4th of July parade) Week 6: July 7 to 11 Acrylic painting Week 7: July 14 to 18 Film production Week 8: July 21 to 25 Film production Week 9: July 28 to August 1 Photography BIG ARTS Fine Arts Apprentice participants will be assigned volunteer service hours based on experience and on a first come first served basis. Responsibilities may include assisting the kindergarten to fifth grade campers with program activities and providing supervision during as well as in between classes. The volunteers will assist camp instructors with class setup/clean-up and provide administrative/ office assistance. Although middle school and high school students may submit an application just to volunteer, priority volunteer placement will be given to campers enrolled in the BIG ARTS Fine Arts Apprentice Program, which involves a half-day class and a half-day volunteering. To reserve a space in Summer Arts Camp or the Fine Arts Apprentice Program, submit payment, along with a completed registration form. Camp begins at 9 a.m. Pack a non-perishable snack, lunch and drink for each day your child attends camp. A water fountain is available, but there will not be access to refrigeration or a microwave. To register, call 395-0900, stop 900 Dunlop Road or visit www.BIGARTS. org/family. BIG ARTS Summer Arts Camp Sponsors are: Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Foundation, LAT Foundation, Hans and Leslie Fleischer and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Presentation On RussiaThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point will hold a two-part series with Thomas Tyrrell on A New Cold War: Russia Revisited. The program is on Wednesday, May 28 and Friday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tyrrell, a retired international lawyer and a former economic advisor to the UK government, will lead this two-part series of talks aimed at a better understanding of the Russian people and the objectives of President Putin. Tickets for each session are $10. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 489-8472. If you are unable to attend, give 24 hours notice to receive a refund. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Thomas Tyrrell Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
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Its also a good week to start new projects and make new job-linked contacts. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Music and art dominate the week, giving the sensual Bovine a lot to appreciate. On the practical side, deal firmly, but fairly, with those who might try to undermine your work efforts. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Good feelings continue to flow from your recent efforts to reconnect with family and friends. But be ready to defuse a dispute before it can disrupt all that peace and harmony. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A practical view of a romanticized situation could help to clarify some of its more confusing aspects before you make a decision that could be tough to undo later on. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Pay more attention to what a recent spate of workplace criticism might say about your performance and not what you think it implies about you personally. Some flexibility might be called for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) With new information, and new promises of support (not to mention growing self-confidence), this could be a good time to restart a project you couldnt quite handle before. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Before you decide to close down a problemloaded project and make a fresh start with someone else, try once more to reach a compromise with your balky partner. He or she might surprise you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) While you continue earning points for your sharp negotiating skills, be alert for an attempt to undercut your efforts. Youll need to provide solid facts and figures to stay in the game. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A minor health problem might cause you to ease up on your usually busy schedule. But youll soon be back in the saddle and ready to pick up the reins and charge ahead. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The adventurous Sea Goat might be eager to take on a new challenge. But before you do, you might want to take some time to check out previously overlooked factors. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A feeling of being overwhelmed by all that you have to do can be eased by setting priorities. Deal with the most urgent and time-sensitive situations first, and then work down the line. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Creating a calm, peaceful place for yourself in the middle of a roiling emotional whirlpool this week starts when you, and no one else, decide how to make decisions about your life. BORN THIS WEEK: Your determination to stick with your principles wins the admiration of everyone who knows you. On May 14, 1796, Edward Jenner, an English country doctor from Gloucestershire, administers the worlds first vaccination as a preventive treatment for smallpox by scratching the fluid from cowpox into the skin of an 8-year-old boy. The disease had killed millions of people over the centuries. On May 17, 1885, for the second time in two years, the Apache chief Geronimo breaks out of an Arizona reservation. A famous medicine man and the leader of the Chiricahua Apache, Geronimo achieved national fame by being the last American Indian to surrender formally to the United States. On May 15, 1942, Lt. Ronald Reagan, a cavalry officer, applies for reassignment to the Army Air Force, where he would eventually put his thespian background to use on World War II propaganda films. Reagan was given a job in the First Motion Picture Unit. On May 13, 1958, during a goodwill trip through Latin America, Vice President Richard Nixons car is attacked by an angry crowd in Caracas, Venezuela. The trip began with some controversy, as Nixon had engaged in loud and bitter debates with student groups during his travels through Peru and Uruguay. On May 12, 1963, Bob Dylan walks out of what was to be his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. He had previewed Talkin John Birch Paranoid Blues for Sullivan, whod approved it days before. But the CBS Standards and Practices department equated the John Birch Societys views with those of Adolf Hitler. On May 16, 1975, Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Located in the central Himalayas, Everest stands 29,035 feet above sea level. In 1988, Stacy Allison became the first American woman to successfully climb Everest. On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens, a volcanic peak in southwestern Washington, erupts, killing 57 people and devastating some 210 square miles of wilderness. The lateral blast leveled nearly all vegetation for as far as 12 miles away. It was Danish physicist Niels Bohr who made the following sage observation: The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. It was in 1954 that the first TV dinner was introduced. When Walter Chrysler started his own automobile manufacturing company in 1925, after having been employed by Buick and the Overland Motor Company, he insisted that all of the cars turned out by his company be oversized. It seems that Chrysler was a large man and wanted to be sure he could fit comfortably into any of the models produced in his name. You might have heard that the band on the doomed ocean liner Titanic played music on the deck while the ship sank. But you probably dont know what song they were playing at the very end. According to witnesses, it was a popular British waltz called Autumn. If youre planning a trip to Sweden, keep this point of law in mind: In that country, its illegal to teach a seal to balance a ball on its nose. In 1983, a Polish director named Zbignew Rybcyznski won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short. After he had been presented with his award, he stepped outside to smoke a cigarette. 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39 ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014Creative Writing At PreschoolSummit Christian Preschool budding author/illustrator Scarlett Strauss worked hard on her books about animals, using sight words and her love of animals to tell her story. Children are able to explore and excel in areas of interest with the help of Leslie Celestin, the director of the preschool. Fall registrations for ages two to four and VPK are now being accepted. For more information, call Kathy Cramer at 472-2684. From page 17Zontians Focus On Womens Issues Abuse Counseling & Treatment (ACT) $9,425 to support salaries of two bilingual counselors and a behavioral therapy program Guatemalan Rural and Childrens Education (GRACE) $8,295 for educational materials and an anti-violence Laws for Peace program in the U.S. and Guatemala Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) $7,050 to expand current ArtReach and train the trainers programs Community Housing & Resources (CHR) $3,930 toward college tuition costs for CHR residents and closing costs on one limited-equity ownership home for a female applicant PACE Center for Girls of Lee County $8,520 to support the salary of a volunteer coordinator to expand the efficiency of programs for at-risk teenage girls Head Start/Parent University $8,710 for materials, transportation and supplies for literacy/life skills classes for mothers with children in Head Start FISH of Sanibel-Captiva $8,975 for mammograms and follow-up care, and other medical services for women in the Helping Hands program Planned Parenthood $1,000 for educational materials and primary medical care SalusCare $8,845 for software, workbooks and educational stipends for women furthering their education. In addition, the membership has pledged $21,250 to Zonta International for its global projects targeting womens health, education and freedom from violence. For me personally, working with the women of SalusCare here in the U.S. and with women in Guatemala who have been directly touched by the funds we raise inspires me to keep trying to find additional funds, said Virginia Jones, a former Peek at the Unique chair. Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildIn My Hand I Hold A Ballby Anonymous White and dimpled, and rather small Oh how bland it does appear, This harmless looking little sphere. By its size I could not guess The awesome strength it does possess. But since I fell beneath its spell, Ive wandered through the fires of hell. My life has not been quite the same Since I chose to play this game. It rules my mind for hours on end; A fortune it has made me spend. It has made me curse and made me cry, And hate myself and want to die. It promises me a thing called par, If I hit it straight and far. To master such a tiny ball, Should not be very hard at all. But my desires the ball refuses, And does exactly as it chooses. It hooks and slices, dribbles and dies, And disappears before my eyes Often it will have a whim To hit a tree or take a swim. With miles of grass on which to land, It finds a tiny patch of sand. Then has me offering up my soul, If only it would find the hole. Its made me whimper like a pup And swear that I will give it up. And take to drink to ease my sorrow, But the ball knows Ill be back tomorrow. This poem was sent in by a golfer who prefers to remain anonymous. We invite submissions from local poets. Anyone interested may submit their work via email to tutsie@ comcast.net. Each week, individual work will be showcased. 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 www.ilTesoro.net (239) 395-4022 Fine Italian Cuisine New York City opentable diners choice award 2013 Scarlett Strauss Send your editorial copy to:email@example.com
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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 46 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 9, 2014 B BSECTION Wounded Vet Gets A Weekend Of Fun, Fishingby Jeff LysiakA Southwest Florida native arrived on the islands last week to a heros welcome, crossing the Sanibel Causeway beneath a giant American flag, accompanied by a seven-vehicle police escort and arriving at his hotel to the cheers of local firefighters, residents and business owners. United States Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan Carnes, a 2009 graduate of Gulf Coast High School in Naples, was treated to a five-day, all-expenses-paid vacation arranged for by the non-profit veterans organization Operation Open Arms. The package included stays at both Tween Waters Inn and Jensens Twin Palm Cottages and Marina on Captiva, being the guest of honor at the captains dinner for the 3rd annual Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament, competing in the May 3 fishing tournament and participating in a marching mullet parade down Andy Rosse Lane. The first thing that Carnes saw upon crossing the causeway high span bridge was a 30-foot American flag, hung between two ladders extended from fire trucks of both the Sanibel Fire & Rescue District and Iona-McGregor Fire District. Support was provided by the Sanibel Police Department and Lee County Sheriffs Office. It was just amazing, Carnes said of his patriotic welcome, which featured an escort with a pair of motorcycle patrolmen, five LCSO cruisers and an LCSO helicopter. And my stomach hit the floor when I saw that flag I just couldnt believe it. The 23-year-old marine was wounded three years ago in Afghanistan after an IED (improvised explosive device) exploded. The incident resulted in Carnes right leg being amputated. I went through like two years of rehab at Walter Reed (National Military Medical Center) in Maryland, which is about a half hour from where Im living now, he said. It took me six to eight months just to learn how to walk again. Carnes, currently employed as an estimator for a fire sprinkler company, was accompanied by his girlfriend, Veronica Drake. Before the pair checked in to their room at Tween Waters Inn, the former Floridian spoke excitedly about coming home. Its great to be welcomed back in your own community, he said. Its a lot different when people come up and say thank you when it comes from somebody back home. Im feeling very humbled. I feel like Ive helped make a difference. He also talked about taking part in the largest tarpon fishing tournament in the region, and expressed his gratitude for Operation Open Arms and the businesses sponsoring his R&R weekend. Honestly, Ill be happy to catch anything. Im excited to get out onto a boat and maybe Ill get my sea leg back, he joked. Im also very thankful to OOA. Im the 2,972nd veteran theyve helped out and they ask for nothing in return. Its a phenomenal organization. Carnes was supposed to join fellow wounded marine Christian Brown on a retreat here last April, but his trip was cancelled due to medical treatments.continued on page 15B The American flag hanging above the Sanibel Causeway last Thursday morning Members of the Lee County Sheriffs Office and local business owners welcomed Cpl. Jon Carnes upon his arrival at Tween Waters Inn on May 1 photos by Jeff Lysiak Jon Carnes and his girlfriend, Veronica Drake, prepare to spend five days on Captiva
Phone: (239)489.0442 State Certi ed General Contractor License # CGC A05420One Builder Serving Sanibel & Captiva for over 35 years 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.Maughan Family Staycation at Tweenies,Tweenwaters Inn, and Crow experiencesOcean adventure...Boat trip/lunch at Ussepa and Sea School Own Beverage Point Ybel Brewing Co. brewing experienceTHANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS BLUE RIBBON PREMIER$12,000Sanibel/Captiva KiwanisTITLE$5,000 Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Elizabeth WarrenGRAND$2,000-$3000 Associates in Dermatology Baileys General Store Susan & Art Cassell Cheeburger Cheeburger The Crater Family Rhodes Tucker Eric Pfeifer Realty Tia & Anthony Farhat Mila & Alan Fisher Great White Grill The Island Sun Island Photography L3 Beach Photo The Lanigan Family Lazy Flamingo Nick & Diane Lopardo McMurray Nette Realtors Frank & Pat Middendorf Michael Reese, Esq/Morgan & Morgan The OToole Family Barbara & Paul Powers R.S. Walsh The Sanctuary Golf Club Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Mr. Richard Shipley Sun Trust Bank Timbers Restaurant Tween Waters Inn Wilbur Smith Law FirmIsland Therapy The Babcock Family The Kouril Family MacIntosh Books and Paper The Van Wowern Family The Willis FamilySILVER SPONSOR $300GOLD SPONSOR$500PLATINUM$1,000 Dunes Men Hold Charity Shootout On Wednesday, April 2, the Dunes Mens Golf Association held its annual Charity Shootout. The Will-To-Live Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to spreading the message of teen suicide awareness, received $5,000 as a result of the event. The course was configured into a par 3 challenge with nine winners in a closest to the pin contest. This was followed by the shootout competition with participants being divided into three flights based on handicaps. Each flight consisted of nine golfers with one player being eliminated on each hole. The champion of Flight 1 was Doug Mallon, Flight 2 was Bob Lindman and Flight 3 was Bob Orr. All the members of the Dunes Mens Golf Association who had a hand in the WillTo-Live Charity Shootout gained great admiration for the work the foundation is doing in preventing teen suicide and improving the lives of kids. They were honored to contribute. The Dunes Mens Golf Association raised $5,000 for the Will-To-Live Foundation Monday After The Masters Event Raised $15,000 For Community Panel Brian Cunningham, manager of Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille, took a quick road trip to South Seas Island Resort recently for the 3rd annual Monday After The Masters. In a tournament that raised $15,000 for the Captiva Community Panel, Cunningham calmly sank a 50-foot putt on the resorts Par 3 golf course and pocketed $5,000 for his efforts. Kyle Raffa was this years Shootout Champion and recipient of the coveted Captiva Green Jacket, while Mike Weirs was the lowest score champion. Rene Gagnon won a head-to-toe outfit provided by Nike as one raffle winner, and Matt Hall won a gross of Nike RZN Red golf balls as the other raffle winner. The $15,000 the tournament raised will go to fund the Captiva Community Panels initiatives, which include reviewing and updating the Captiva Plan portion of the Lee Plan to protect the long-term interests of the island. Even though panel expenses are kept to a minimum and all panel members serve voluntarily, the panel (a tax-exempt nonprofit) relies on private donations to fund its initiatives and help match any funding from public and private grants. Were excited to have had a $5,000 winner who will remember his putt for many years to come, said general manager Shawn Ferrell. Were also happy to have helped raise $15,000 for the Captiva Community Panel thanks to our tournament participants and sponsors, and we look forward to another great time next year. Footage of Cunninghams $5,000 putt can be found online at http://youtu.be/ oHoJzPINRJs. For more information, visit www.captivacommunitypanel.com. 2B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014
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5B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014if I can get to know the board better, I can get to know all of you better, she told the crowd. Thank you. Im proud to be your chair this year. President Ric Base offered his State of the Chamber address, which was punctuated by thanking the visitor center staff and volunteers for their service to the community. The visitor center team, which handled more than 14,000 phone calls and greeted over 160,000 guests during the past 12 months, helped the facility attain the number one ranking by TripAdvisor of island destinations. Additional highlights of his address included a total income of $826,325 and total expenses of $776,362, leaving a reserve of $49,963 for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013. Base also noted the paving of the visitor centers parking lot, more than one million referrals via the chambers website, the chamber tour bus meeting more than 200,000 people and over 3,000 combined volunteer hours. Outgoing board members Dru Anne Doyle, Mike Miller and Jeff Shuff were also recognized. Their seats will be filled in 2014-15 by Edie Gleason, Lee Ellen Harder and David Wright. Peters and Heidrick shared award presentation duties, including: The Sue Rosica Gray Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Mike Valiquette of Sandcastle Construction The New Business of the Year Award was presented to Drew Donnelly and Ed Lockard, owners of Sanibel Island Golf Club The Business Person of the Year Award was presented to Joe Mondelli of John R. Wood Island Real Estate The Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Richard Johnson of Baileys General Store In accepting his award, Johnson took time to praise a pair of island icons, father-in-law Francis Bailey who passed away last June as well as the late Sam Bailey, noting that he had moved to Sanibel following Hurricane Charley almost 10 years ago to help them get the business back on track. Both of my mentors, Sam and Francis, taught me quite a lot in a short amount of time, said Johnson. After the meeting, a reception was held at the Old Captiva House. Volunteer of the Year Mike Valiquette and chamber chair Fran Peters Chamber president Ric Base congratulates Steve Ehrhart, director of operations, on 10 years of service Fran Peters with New Business of the Year award winners Drew Donnelly and Ed Lockard B BEACH VIEW at SAND POINTE New kitchen & baths at 1st floor over-parking 2 bedroom $749,000 AFFORDABLE SPANISH CAY 2nd floor roomy 1 bedroom with beach across street $274,000 SANDALFOOT WALK-OUT New stainless appliances & tile at high-income 2 bedroom $699,000 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Square Suite 3 Real estate blog at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com SanibelSusan.com LIMPET DR PARCEL Over 1/2 acre with patio dock & wide water views over intersecting canals in Shell Harbor $749,000 FABULOUS MARINER POINTE CONDOS Three 2-bedroom units (all expanded 1,130-sq.ft. floor plans): #811 just-listed canal-side walk-out $499K; #332 2nd floor & remodeled with canal/marina/bay views $520K; #631 direct bay-front with open kitchen $549K. Also #711 3-bedroom walk-ou t with wood floors, impact glass & more $599.9K. Amenities include boat dockage, private fishing pier, 2 pools, tennis courts, shuffleboard, bbq area, bea ch access, & on-site manager. GULF-FRONT SANIBEL SURFSIDE 2nd floor remodeled 2 bedroom with excellent income $874,000 LOGGERHEAD CAY VIEW Well-priced 3rd floor 2 bedroom with terrific rental history $499,000 SANIBEL BAYOUS Opportunity to build near-beach home on large cul-de-sac parcel on Umbrella Pool Rd $399,000 GREAT VALUE ~155 wide parcel on sandy Dimmick Dr in Belle Meade, south side borders preserved land $185,000
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 20146B Shell Museum New Sign LightingSanibels Dark Skies ordinance protects the natural beauty of the night sky by reducing light pollution. The ordinance was passed by the city council in 2000 five years after the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum opened. Like many businesses and homes, the museum had outdoor lighting that would need to be changed to comply with the Dark Skies ordinance, which provided a nearly 15-year period in which to do so. Last year, several Sanibel citizens who are members of both the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and the Committee of the Islands (COTI) decided to donate funds to help bring the outdoor lighting on the museums sign into compliance with the Dark Skies ordinance. They named their effort the Light the Sign Right project. The project cost approximately $2,100 which included permitting, fees, lamp heads, LED lighting, posts, transformers, other parts and installation. Barbara Joy Cooley of COTIs environmental committee initiated the project by recruiting the donors. Last year, COTI also encouraged the city to include public education materials about the implementation of the Dark Skies ordinance in its regular mailings. The Dark Sky brochure distributed by the city is also now available online at www.mysanibel.com. COTI was established in 1975 with the purpose of protecting the environment, preserving the sanctuary character of the island, and ensuring the continuity of good local government on Sanibel. Dorrie Hipschman, executive director of the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Linda Kramer, Barbara Joy Cooley and Tom Cooley. Thes e are three of the donors who are members of the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum and the Committee of the Islands. Ride Of Silence On Sanibel A Ride of Silence will be held on Sanibel Wednesday evening, May 21 to honor fallen cyclists and promote road safety. What began in 2003 in Dallas as a spontaneous outpouring of grief for a friend and fellow rider struck and killed by the mirror of a passing vehicle has rolled across the globe to become an international annual event memorializing and honoring cyclists who have been injured and killed while riding. The hundreds of events share the same goals: To honor fallen cyclists, to promote road safety, and to make a difference. Bike safety is not a fleeting issue, especially here in Florida, which ranks as the worst in the nation for cyclist safety, with the highest fatality rate for nine years in a row. Just within the past four months, four cyclists have been killed in crashes in Lee County. The Ride of Silence seeks to draw motorists attention to cyclists legal rights continued on page 23B Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE BUYER AGENT MIKE BADENOCH239-472-2659www.YourExclusiveBuyerAgent.comMikeandfrancie@msn.com 2424 Palm Ridge Road, SanibelLong-time Sanibel resident. Former attorney; twenty-three years experience. An advocate for you, not the transaction. At your side, negotiating the lowest price and safeguarding your interests.Buying property is an investment. Your prot is made when you buy, not sell, so buying smart is crucial. Only trust your purchase, and future prot, to someone who represents you solely. Traditional real estate agents who represent the seller or provide limited representation to both the buyer and the seller can not advocate for you exclusively, as I do. Buyers Choice Realty Group is the only exclusive buyer agency on Sanibel and CaptivaI dont take listings; the seller pays my fees.
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8B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 O ces in Sanibel, Fort Myers & Punta Gorda Phone: (239) 931-7566 Fax: (239) 9317560 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.hmdlegal.comReal Estate Business Law Commercial Litigation E M Jbt Hbn Cf DCbn HOLTZ MAHSHIE DECOSTA ATTORNEYS AT LAWSanibel Residents Sponsor Announced For 10K Race The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is the Premier Sponsor of this years 10K Race 4 FISH, the annual race around the island that raises funds for the community non-profit organization. Neighbors helping neighbors is what FISH is all about and we are proud to support their efforts to strengthen the fabric of our community, said Al Hanser, founder and co-chairman of the trust company. We look forward to being the premier sponsor of the FISH 10K Race. The investment we make in the 10K sponsorship pays dividends for thousands of people who benefit from the programs and services that FISH provides, said Chip Lesch, co-chairman of the trust company. The staff and volunteers of FISH work so hard to lend a helping hand to enable those in need to live independently and with dignity in their day-today lives. The tremendous support we receive each year from The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is always appreciated, said John Pryor, FISH vice-president and 10K co-chairman. Its support aids us in improving the quality of life of those in need, giving them a chance to develop a self-sufficient household or live with dignity in their home. We are a neighbor helping our neighbors. The 10K Race 4 FISH committee has started making plans for the 6th annual race on October 18 at The Community House. The day will also include an expo and refreshments. There are a variety of 10K sponsorship slots available Gold, Silver, Bronze and Friend. For a $500 or more sponsorship, your name or logo will appear on the back of the T-shirts, which will feature a Hortoon race logo and be worn by the runners. If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor, contact Nancy and Pete Bender at email@example.com or 4725220. Deadline is September 15. The Dunes Golf ClubModified Alternate ShotThe results from the Dunes Mens Golf Association play for April 30, format 2-Man Modified Alternate Shot, are: Flight #1 1st Jay Sleiter 70.5 Gordon Rains 2nd Jim Burkholder 72.25 Chuck Hogg Flight #2 1st Skip Jewett 78.63 Jack Strothman 2nd Doug Tudhope 81.0 Charles Simms Chip Lesch, trust company co-chairman; John Morse, president of FISH; Al Hanser, founder and co-chairman of the trust company; John Pryor, FISH vice president and 10K committee co-chairman; and Ed Ridlehoover, 10K committee co-chairman SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who holds the record for most major-league home runs hit before the age of 21? 2. Of the six major-league teams he managed, with which one did Dick Williams win the most games? 3. Who holds the record for longest TD run (56 yards) by a NFL quarterback in the playoffs? 4. Name the first frontcourt player to lead the (then) Pac-10 Conference in assists for a season. 5. In the 2013-14 season, the Anaheim Ducks became the fifth NHL team since 1973-74 to record at least one point in each of its first 20 home games. Name two of the other four. 6. When was the last time that Argentinas mens soccer team played in a World Cup final? 7. Who did Tommy Morrison beat to win the WBO world heavyweight boxing title in 1993? ANSWERS Kaepernick, in 2013. 4. Arizonas Luke Walton averaged 6.26 assists per game in the 2001-02 season
Mary Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Cell: 239.281.5356 See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup See us on Facebook at facebook.com/bondurantrealtygroup BondurantRealtyGroup.com BondurantRealtyGroup.com Charming Tropical Paradise Charming Tropical Paradise This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, located in the Dunes Golf & Tennis Community, features vaulted ceilings, a This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, located in the Dunes Golf & Tennis Community, features vaulted ceilings, a custom built entertainment center in the den, an open kitchen & breakfast bar with Corian counters and bamboo oors custom built entertainment center in the den, an open kitchen & breakfast bar with Corian counters and bamboo oors throughout. The baths include lovely cabinets, xtures and tile oors. The slate oored sunroom has glass sliders that throughout. The baths include lovely cabinets, xtures and tile oors. The slate oored sunroom has glass sliders that open to a 10 X 40 wood deck and a private yard with room for a pool. Covered parking for 2 cars, boat storage, and golf open to a 10 X 40 wood deck and a private yard with room for a pool. Covered parking for 2 cars, boat storage, and golf cart and two nice sized air-conditioned storage rooms. cart and two nice sized air-conditioned storage rooms. 1434 Sand Castle Road. 1434 Sand Castle Road. O ered at $575,000 O ered at $575,000 Lovely Canal Home Lovely Canal Home Cathedral ceilings, an open oor plan and lots of natural light give this three bedroom, two bath home a bright and Cathedral ceilings, an open oor plan and lots of natural light give this three bedroom, two bath home a bright and cheery atmosphere. The spacious living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen boast new tiled oors. Sliding glass cheery atmosphere. The spacious living room, dining room and eat-in kitchen boast new tiled oors. Sliding glass doors from the living room and kitchen lead to a large screen enclosed pool and deck. Lounge by the pool, relax and doors from the living room and kitchen lead to a large screen enclosed pool and deck. Lounge by the pool, relax and enjoy the tropical landscaping and a picture perfect view of the canal. This east end gem is a must see! enjoy the tropical landscaping and a picture perfect view of the canal. This east end gem is a must see! 1063 S. Yachtsman Drive. 1063 S. Yachtsman Drive. O ered at $675,000 O ered at $675,000 A Tranquil Island Getaway A Tranquil Island Getaway Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Stunning Florida Style 3 bedroom, 3 bath home in desirable neighborhood of Sea Oats. Enter into a bright and airy great room with a replace, wet bar and Sea Oats. Enter into a bright and airy great room with a replace, wet bar and three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a three French doors that lead to a glass and screen enclosed porch overlooking a beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central beautiful pool and lush landscaping. Other features include bay windows, central vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage vac, beautiful cabinetry throughout and a two car garage with loads of storage space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! space. Near beach. A beautiful and tranquil paradise! 475 Sea Oats Drive. 475 Sea Oats Drive. O ered at $799,000 O ered at $799,000 Studio with Partial Gulf View Studio with Partial Gulf View Located on Middle Gulf Drive, this studio apartment is located on the second Located on Middle Gulf Drive, this studio apartment is located on the second oor of the Sundial Resort with partial views of the Gulf and Courtyards. Tiled oor of the Sundial Resort with partial views of the Gulf and Courtyards. Tiled throughout, this unit boasts a full kitchen, screen enclosed lanai and can throughout, this unit boasts a full kitchen, screen enclosed lanai and can accommodate up to four people. Sundial property amenities include beach accommodate up to four people. Sundial property amenities include beach access, a pool, BBQ grills and high-speed wireless internet access. This is an access, a pool, BBQ grills and high-speed wireless internet access. This is an excellent investment with great rental history! excellent investment with great rental history! Sundial I207. Sundial I207. O ered at $324,900 O ered at $324,900 Location is Everything Location is Everything Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features tiled ooring throughout Golf and Tennis Community. This home features tiled ooring throughout and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a wood tongue and groove and the large living/dining room is enhanced by a wood tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. A glass and screen enclosed porch overlooks the pool and a vaulted ceiling. A glass and screen enclosed porch overlooks the pool and a sweeping golf and water view. This home also o ers a permitted, private guest sweeping golf and water view. This home also o ers a permitted, private guest suite with bath just o the pool. suite with bath just o the pool. 1182 Kittiwake Circle. 1182 Kittiwake Circle. O ered at $745,000 O ered at $745,000 Adorable Island Home Adorable Island Home Bright open oor plan in this Dunes Golf and Tennis Community 3BR 2BA home Bright open oor plan in this Dunes Golf and Tennis Community 3BR 2BA home which lends itself to beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the which lends itself to beautiful architectural design. The vaulted ceilings in the living area, decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add a bright and living area, decking o all bedrooms and an open kitchen add a bright and open feel. Close to San Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. open feel. Close to San Carlos Bay at Bailey Rd for shing, kayaking or sunning. Only a few homes away from the Dunes Club house. The best priced 3BR/ 2BA Only a few homes away from the Dunes Club house. The best priced 3BR/ 2BA home in the Dunes. home in the Dunes. 970 Sand Castle Road 970 Sand Castle Road O ered at $525,000 O ered at $525,000 Nicely Upgraded Nicely Upgraded Nicely upgraded 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home Nicely upgraded 2BD/2BA home in the Dunes Golf and Tennis Community. This home features an open oor plan, the living room features a stone replace, gorgeous wood features an open oor plan, the living room features a stone replace, gorgeous wood oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new cabinets oors and a vaulted ceiling with wood beams. The tiled kitchen has new cabinets with lovely quartz countertops and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a deck with lovely quartz countertops and the dining room sliding glass doors open to a deck overlooking the screened pool. The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in overlooking the screened pool. The master bedroom includes an extra large 10X6 walk-in closet and a separate deck with a view of the beautiful landscaping. closet and a separate deck with a view of the beautiful landscaping. 1076 Sand Castle. 1076 Sand Castle. O ered at $620,000 O ered at $620,000 From Sand Castles to Dream Homes From Sand Castles to Dream Homes Fred Bondurant Fred Bondurant 239-281-5356 239-281-5356 Mary Bondurant Mary Bondurant 239-839-3633 239-839-3633JOHN R WOOD ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INC WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING: Thank you for being such a fabulous realtor, for holding our hands, calming us down and for making the process so straightforward and enjoyable. We are very lucky people. Mary Bondurant has been a total pleasure to work with. During the search for our home on Sanibel, she listened to our priorities and executed our plans expeditiously. Being a local, her knowledge of the Island is unending while her hard work ethic proved invaluable, time and time again... 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Florida: Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Naples, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers, Franklin, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Lake Toxaway and Sapphire Valley WE MAKE IT EASY. YOU MAKE IT HOME.RoyalShellSales.com239.472.0078 On Gulf Access Canal Lot 3BR/3BA Built to Current Standards Impact Windows, Screen Encl. Pool $999,000 MLS 2901313 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Build To Suit Yourself Remodeled Upscale Eatery/Of ce Building High Traf c Periwinkle Way Location High End Finishes in Both Eatery & Of ce Areas $2,299,000 MLS 2130703 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Prime Commercial Space 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Fully Furnished on Beach Beautifully Updated Throughout $440,000 MLS 2130290 Sally Davies 239.691.3319 Best Value 2 Bedroom at Sundial Old Florida Style Home Historic 2BD/2BA, 2,023 Living Sq. Ft. Almost 2 Acres of Private Bay Front Tranquility $1,795,000 MLS 2130947 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Woodrings Subdivision Exceptional Gulf of Mexico Water Views Penthouse Master Suite with Sun Deck Large, Contemporary 3BD Floor Plan $1,850,000 MLS 2121310 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 1638 Lands End Village 4BR/3BA w/separate guest house Wood ooring, wood beamed ceilings Multiple porches, sparkling pool, double lot $1,849,000 MLS 2140495 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 East End Charmer Near Beach 4BD/3.5BA, Large Heated Pool/Spa Direct Access Dockage Pristine Condition, Offered Furnished $3,995,000 MLS 2121356 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Gulf Front Captiva Estate Beautiful Gulf Views Largest 1BD/1BA Condo At Sundial Double Sliding Glass Doors to Huge Lanai $489,000 MLS 2121351 Brian Murty 239.565.1272 Sundial Unit 2BD/2BA with Den Beautiful Gulf Views Deeded Beach Access $975,000 MLS 2140035 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Gulf Front Sundial Unit Gorgeous Views Over Golf Course & Lake 3BD/2.5BA Private Pool/Hot Tub & Elevator $1,099,000 MLS 2900605 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Beachview CC Estates Space & Luxury of Gulf Front Home 3BD/3BA Condo, Private, Secluded East End Private Garage, Poolside Cabana, Rooftop Sundeck $2,299,000 MLS 2130412 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Plantation Village Penthouse Lovely, Spacious & Updated 3BD/3BA Pool Home Granite & Stainless Kitchen Split Floorplan3rd BR Murphy Bed/Home Of ce $424,900 MLS 2140491 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 McGregor Woods Large 4 BR/3 BA with pool & whole house generator Beautifully updated, granite countertops, wood oors Stainless appliances, vaulted ceilings, oversized lot $749,000 MLS 2140532 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Dunes Subdivision 2BD/2BA Second Floor Condo Fully Furnished Great Room Design $415,000 MLS 2130731 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Coquina Beach Condo Beautifully Updated 5BD/3.5BA Panoramic and Serene Lake Views Large Pool, Deck & Back Yard $825,000 MLS 2130291 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Popular Dunes Subdivision Shell Harbor Beautiful Remodel Boat Dock & Lift/Screened Pool 4BD/4BA/Photos-www.821SandDollar.info $1,589,000 MLS 2140524 Bob & Viv Radigan 239.691.6240 Near Beach & On Canal Sanibel Two Free Standing Homes Over 170 ft. Beach Frontage Large Private Pool $4,949,000 MLS 2140177 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Side-By-Side Captiva 4BD/4.5BA Ground Level Private Dock & Boatlift, Screened Pool Separate Guest Suite w/Kitchen & Bath $1,895,000 MLS 2140231 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 East End Canal Home Gorgeous Gulf Front 3BD/3BA Amazing Opportunity, Rare-to-Market Low Density, East End Location $1,395,000 MLS 2130410 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Shorewood of Sanibel NEW PRICE10B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014
RoyalShellSales.com239.472.0078 Expansive Fairway Views Ample Space to Build Dream Home Boasts 4,250 S.F. Impermeable Coverage $ 349,000 MLS 2900288 Sarah Ashton 239.691.4915 Beachview Country Club Lot 2 Bedroom w/Direct Sunset, Gulf Views Corner Location W/Tile Floors Bahama Shutters, Granite Counters $599,900 MLS 2120306 Fred Newman & Vicki Panico 239.826.2704 Sunset Beach Villa 2318 South Seas Ground Level, 2BD/2BA Attached Villa Wonderful Private Lake View, Move-in Ready New AC, Water Heater, Paint, Carpet, W/D $209,000 MLS 2140497 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Tamarind Cay Gulf Harbour Yacht & CC 1 1/4 Acre Lot Borders Wildlife Refuge Private Setting-Deeded Beach Access Walk to Beach & Tennis Court $699,000 MLS 2131264 Jim Branyon 239.565.3233 Serene Sanibel Setting Totally Remodeled Kitchen and Bathrooms Beautifully Furnished Very European Look and Feel $549,000 MLS 2131294 Andre Arensman 239.233.1414 Loggerhead Cay 2BD/2BA Beachside Condo Updated and Offered Furnished Pool, Tennis, BBQ Grills, Beach $395,000 MLS 2131369 Jennifer Berry 239.472.3535 Coquina Beach 5 BD/6.5BA w/ Deep Water Dock Relaxed Balance of Indoor/Outdoor Living Open Multi Level Lanais, Pool & Spa $6,950,000 MLS 2801546 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 Gulf to Bay Beach House Stunning, Expansive Gulf Views Spacious & Pristine 2BD/2BA + Den Exquisitely Updated & Furnished $1,575,000 MLS 2140465 Cindy Sitton 239.810.4772 Beachcomber 3BD/2BA, Direct Gulf Front Views Bright & Cheery, Impact Sliders, New Tile Tropical Landscaping, Large Lanai $1,179,000 MLS 2140517 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Gulf Front Condo Tanglewood NEW LISTING 4 BR/5.5 BA Unique Opportunity Main House, Guest Cottage and Studio 40,000lb & 15,000lb Boat Lift $4,495,000 MLS 2140461 John & Denice Beggs 239.357.5500 Exclusive Direct Access Bayfront Nicely Updated 2BD/2BA with Den Deeded Beach Access Great Rental Complex $699,000 MLS 2131009 Burns Family Team 239.464.2984 Sundial Unit NEW PRICE 11B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014
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 Kyle Timmons, server at Traders Store & Cafe RESTAURANTS CIPS PLACE Cips Place is named for the late Jimmy Cipriani, a longtime islander and owner of the property on which the restaurant sits. Jimmy always made time for a good conversation, good company and great food. In Jimmys memory, Cips styles itself as a local watering hole. A mural that takes up an entire wall shows lots of islanders through the ages including Cip and if you dont recognize them all, ask to see the key. Food choices range from comfort to culinary with some Caribbean and island favorites as well. And do try the home-made potato chips, the fried buttermilk chicken with sage gravy and the snapper tacos. Choose between the outdoor garden patio or front porch. Indoor seating and full bar are also available. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse has many great options for locals and tourists alike. It is open seven nights a week with daily happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m., featuring two-for-one drinks and $4.95 appetizers. For early diners, theres a three-course prix fixe menu for $35 including a cocktail. In addition to an updated wine list, seasonal house-infused liquors such as strawberry-jalapeo tequila, blood orange vodka and cucumber gin are available. The menu features steaks and seafood, including a six-ounce filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crabmeat finished with Hollandaise and served with of asparagus and choice of potato; Parmesan-crusted seabass served with mushroom risotto and finished with a creamy dill sauce. Save room for dessert though, because whether you are a chocolate lover or Key lime pie fan, Chips has something for every sweet tooth. CHIPS SANIBEL STEAKHOUSE BAILEYS GENERAL STOREBaileys General Store has a full deli, bakery, daily lunch specials, take out and catering for cook-outs, picnics and parties. This is the oldest supermarket on the islands, established long before a causeway linked Sanibel to the mainland. The bakery has freshly made donuts, scones and breads. The deli offers a variety of hot foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering services for special events. Services include shopping for your groceries and delivering them to your home or vacation destination. If you are on a gluten-free diet, pick up the extensive list of gluten-free products near the entrance to the supermarket. The Coffee Bar at Baileys serves espresso based drinks, hot chocolate, smoothies and specialty coffees. BLUE GIRAFFEBlue Giraffe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. This restaurant offers casual island dining seven days a week from a menu featuring fresh local seafood, chowders, salads and steaks. Besides dessert choices, you can get hand-dipped Edys Grand Ice Cream. Dine outside on the boardwalk or inside at handpainted tables decorated by a local artist, or sit at the full liquor bar for a mixed drink, glass of wine or cold beer. ISLAND FAREDine Your Way Around Sanibel And Captiva With Anne MitchellFor more information, check out our advertisers in this week's Island Sun THE DUNES RESTAURANT You may not be aware that the restaurant at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on Sanibel is open to the public for lunch and dinner. The clubhouse offers great views of the lush greens and fairways and the sunsets are spectacular. Theres a new gourmet chef on board, a brand new lunch menu and sunset dinner specials every night. In addition, there are comedy nights, wine dinners, trivia nights, murder mysyteries and Name that Tune. CROW'S NEST AT TWEEN WATERS INNThe Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn is a more casual place than its sister the Old Captiva House. Its home to the famed Captiva Crab Races on Mondays and Thursdays and is a popular venue for live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a nightly happy hour. DOC FORD'S RUM BAR & GRILLEDoc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites best-selling mystery novels. This summer, in addition to its Sanibel restaurant, Doc Fords added a Captiva location, in Chadwicks Square. 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 9, 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. 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 GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD OFF OF WEST GULF DRIVE553 Lake Murex Blvd. Great Neighborhood off of West Gulf Drive 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Pool home with Lake ViewsOffering at $579,000 Talk to Tracy 239.994.7975
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 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 9, 2014The 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 Marty Stokes and the Captiva Blues Band. Saturday its Robby Hutto, guitar and vocals. Sunday Jazz Brunch is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live jazz from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday is Hospitality Night with happy hour pricing from 8 p.m. to close. On Tuesday, its 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 and Saturday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan; Sunday (Mothers Day), Dusk Duo with Dean and Kathy Winkleman on piano, guitar and vocals performing pop, R&B, country and jazz; Monday, Mike Arnone, aka "The Jersey Kid, pianist and vocalist, performing everything from The Rat Pack to Motown; Tuesday, Woody Brubaker on the piano and saxophone, accompanied by Barbara Smith; Wednesday, Jazz Night. The live jazz ensemble with vocalist Paul Ventura, Mr. Swing, will be joined by Father Al & the Jazz Congregation; Thursday, smooth music and dancing with Joe McCormick and Marvilla Marzan. Scott McDonald plays piano every Thursday,continued on page 26B Marvilla Marzan and Joe McCormick will entertain Friday, Saturday and Thursday at Traditions on the Beach at Island Inn LIVE ON THE ISLANDS 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. 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15B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 From page 1BWounded Vet Gets Weekend Of FunIn addition to Tween Waters Inn and Jensens Twin Palm Cottages and Marina, Carnes visit was supported by Affordable Limousines, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Hot Pursuit Charters, JN Ding Darling Foundation, Snook Stamp Fishing Charters, Southwest Airlines and Top Dog Fishing Charters. Operation Open Arms, founded in 2005 by St. James City fishing guide Capt. John Giddyup Bunch, is an allvolunteer 501(c)3 charity which offers individuals, businesses and associations the opportunity to support active duty military troops. For more information, visit www.operationopenarms.org. Firefighters from Sanibel and IonaMcGregor prepare to raise the flag above the causeway Queenie Viglione Jimmy and Dave Jensen with Queenie Viglione The motorcades arrival at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Honor salute for Carnes motorcade as it crossed the Sanibel Causeway 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 Property-Care.com for Services & Discountscall 239.887.2212 Beach Front Home on Sanibel Captiva: Beautiful Home with 3,600 sq. ft., 5 bed/bathrooms, one step away from the beach, property comes with a Guesthouse $ 5.900.000 Rare Opportunity on Captiva Luxury Two Story Mansion Cape Coral: Magnificent Estate Home with 6,950 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, intersecting canal, wide waterfront Thomas Hopf Broker Isabella Rasi Realtor $ 2,590,000 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-209-1513 www.sanibelisland.evusa.com Sanibel: Magical unique pr operty built on 2.11 acres, directly on the Gulf of Mexico, with 3 bed/bathrooms and a private office. $ 3.900.000 $1.990.000
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ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201418B The Good And Bad: Heartwarming Derby Victory; Repugnant Remarks By Clippers Ownerby Ed FrankMaybe last week in the world of sports was not different than most weeks but, to this writer, two headline events one heartwarming and the other evil revealed the dichotomy of sports. First lets deal with the positive. Whether you follow the ponies or not, last Saturdays Kentucky Derby win by California Chrome already has started the buzz that this beautiful chestnut colt could capture the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. What makes the rags to riches saga so intriguing is the $8,000 investment made by partners Steve Coburn and Perry Martin that ultimately resulted in their $1.4 million first-place Derby purse. The partners paid $8,000 for the mare Love The Chase that was bred to Lucky Pulpit in a union that produced California Chrome. At the sale where Coburn and Martin bought Love The Chase, someone said, only a dumb ass would pay $8,000 for the mare. Hence the partnership was officially named DAP. Saturdays Derby victory was the fifth straight win for California Chrome. After the big colt won the April 5 Santa Anita Derby, Coburn and Martin were offered $6 million for a 51 percent controlling interest in the horse. The offer was flatly rejected. The second chapter of this episode involves 77-year-old Art Sherman who trained California Chrome. He has trained winners for years, but this was his first horse in the Kentucky Derby. His last visit to Churchill Downs was 58 years ago when he was an 18-year-old stable hand for 1955 champion Swaps. Sherman revealed that he visited Swaps grave the day before Saturdays race and asked the horse of his youth for a little help for his super horse of today. So its onward to next weeks Preakness and the June 7 Belmont Stakes. DAP believe their horse will win the Triple Crown. Its highly unlikely that anyone now will say its a dumb ass prediction. We turn now to the repugnant remarks that surfaced last week by Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA California Clippers, who was heard telling his girlfriend/ mistress not to associate with black people and not to bring them to his basketball games. In particular, he singled out NBA legend Magic Johnson. Almost immediately, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver slapped Sterling with a death sentence, banning him for life from the league, slapping him with a $2.5 million fine and ordering him to sell the Clippers franchise. While the commissioners action is likely to be fought in the courts by Sterling, a forced sale would produce a windfall for the disgraced owner who bought the team for a reported $12 million and now is worth more than $500 million. Yes, it was a week of the good and the bad in sports. Every week, however, we need more of the good. Buxton, 2013 Minor League Player of the Year, Joins Miracle The Fort Myers Miracle began this week with Bryon Buxton, the 2013 Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year, assigned to the roster in a rehabilitation stint following a wrist injury suffered in Spring Training. In his first game last Sunday, he went 0-4 with two strikeouts in a 4-2 loss to Bradenton. The 20-year-old Buxton played in 126 games last year split between Class A Cedar Rapids and Advanced A Fort Myers where combined he hit .334 driving in 77 runs. The Miracle started the week having lost four straight games, a three-game sweep by Palm Beach and Sundays Bradenton loss. Despite the losses, the teams season record was 16-14 and tied for second place in the Florida State League South Division, just one game behind St. Lucie. Levi Michael, the 2011 first-round draft choice of the Minnesota Twins, is leading the team in hitting with a .318 average. 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19B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 From page 4BInvestment CommentaryIn addition to a very strong 2013, U.S. equity markets concluded an outstanding five-year period with doubledigit annualized returns. As bull markets endure over longer periods of time, the natural tendency is to believe that the next five years will look much like the previous five. While we certainly believe there is substantial upside for equity securities moving forward, it is important that we temper our expectations. For example, a reversion to long-run average rates of return seems quite plausible, meaning we should expect stock market performance to average closer to 7 to 9 percent per year in a healthy economy, as opposed to the above-average returns we were pleased to earn over the past several years. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Everyone in our family loves to read except my daughter, who is 12. She can read well and is a very good student, but she just doesnt have that passion for reading that the rest of us have. Being passionate about reading is really a wonderful thing, and I wish I could help her develop that feeling. What can I do? Jennifer Q., Sanibel Jennifer, I agree with you that being a passionate reader is wonderful and something we all want for our children. There is nothing better than getting lost in a well-written book, and in knowing that the love of reading can take us on amazing journeys. Donalyn Miller, an author and reading teacher, reports that students who do not develop or maintain a passion for reading will often give the following as reasons for not reading, usually saying that they dont have time in school to read anymore, they have too much homework and too many outside activities, or that they cant find anything good to read. According to Miller, one of the most important behaviors to nurture for increased reading pleasure is to allow children to choose their own books. This builds ownership in the book selection, develops engagement and increases reading motivation and interest. When students select their own books to read and enjoy, they develop confidence in their abilities to make reading choices and build their capacity for choosing books in the future, said Miller. If a book choice doesnt work out, students can fine-tune their book-selecting skills and reflect on what they will do differently next time. Below are some additional ideas from Miller to help parents encourage reading with their children: Parents need to make sure that there is time dedicated to reading. A family reading time can be established where time is set aside just for reading and discussing books. Perhaps a family book club can be implemented. Teach your children how to use wasted time for reading. Avid readers capitalize on the moments in their days when they are bored, riding the bus or waiting for the next event to take place. These empty moments can significantly increase reading time if we teach children to read at such times. Share books and reading with other readers. Avid readers enjoy talking about books almost as much as they like reading. As literacy expert Stephen Krashen reminds us, Children read more when they see other people reading. Help your child develop a reading plan. Avid readers plan to read beyond their current book. One way to help a child make a reading plan is to suggest and promote reading series. Students will anticipate the next installment in a beloved series. Reading series can help students who struggle to maintain reading momentum and motivation. Research indicates that students who read series develop confidence and increased comprehension with each subsequent book because they build background knowledge as they go. Miller also says that students need encouragement and practice to develop the habits of avid readers and that as the adults in their lives must never lose sight of our true goal fostering a lifelong love of reading, which lasts long after school ends. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Superior InteriorsFurniture Placement Can Be Trickyby Jeanie TinchThe second biggest conundrum my clients struggle with is furniture placement (the first being paint color selection). Because it is difficult for many people to visualize the threedimensional affect of furniture placement, costly mistakes are often made during the initial phases of a new design project, even if only a rearrangement of the furnishings in a room. Careful planning is necessary for proper balance. The dimensional qualities of each piece of furniture must be taken into consideration. Whether dealing with a very large room or one of a more modest size, here are a few dos and donts for successful furniture arranging: Do, space permitting, float your furniture in the room by pulling it away from the walls. Furniture lined up against the walls of a room tends to take on the look of an office waiting room. Do place large pieces first. Placing smaller pieces such as lamp tables and accent pieces first will only serve to frustrate you as you attempt to attain a balanced grouping. Dont use too many matched sets of tables, lamps, chairs or accessories in the same room. While matching pieces do help to unify a room, too many pairs will make your room resemble a furniture store display. Balance is best achieved by scale, visual weight and rhythm, rather than matched sets. Do remember that the human eye prefers odd numbers over even. Three pieces in a set will always be easier on the eye than two or four. That third throw pillow on your sofa will avoid the regimental look of a pair. Dont use only one material for your tables or for your upholstered furniture. Mix metal, glass, wood and stone in your table assortment and use fabrics that complement each other beautifully, but dont actually match. Do be aware of any awkward architectural elements in your home and attempt to place furniture and accessories in a manner that will minimize their impact in your overall design. Do try to place your furniture in an interesting configuration that will facilitate good conversation. Remember that the optimum separation for people engaged in conversation is six to eight feet. Dont hesitate to call a professional designer if you need assistance in arrangement or to deal with some missing pieces in your furnishings scheme. And, above all, do remember these three important guidelines for every room of your home: convenience, comfort and composition. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at email@example.com. Hall Of Fame InducteeKimberley Andrews was recently inducted into the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame. Florida liaison for RE/MAX, Teri Blanco, presented the award. Andrews joined her husband, Chuck Andrews, at RE/MAX of the Islands in 2000 and has since become one of the top realtors in Lee County and one of the top RE/MAX sales associates in Florida. Teri Blanco from RE/MAX International presents Hall of Fame Award to Kimberley Andrews To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201420B Its always a difficult time when you lose a loved one. Usually one of the first places one visits will be the lawyers office who drew the will or trust. The will or trust isnt usually read to a gathering of family Hollywood style. Rather, the lawyer discusses the administrative steps that the personal representative (executor of a will) or trustee (of a trust) must take before distributions are made to the beneficiaries. You dont want to wait too long before visiting with the attorney, since there are time deadlines, both legal and tax. With that said, visiting the attorneys office during the immediate days following the passing isnt usually helpful either, as the shock of the loss numbs senses. My suggestion is to wait a week or more, unless the parties are in town only for a few days and need to initiate the administrative process prior to heading home. The question therefore arises as to what you need to bring to the attorneys office when a loved one dies. The following is a laundry list of items that will make that first meeting go more smoothly: 1. Original of the last will, revocable trust, and any codicils or amendments; 2. Certified copy of the death certificate; 3. Copies of most recent bank and brokerage statements; 4. Certificate of Deposit statements; 5. Savings bonds; 6. Copies of deeds to real property; 7. Copies of stock certificates; 8. Most recent Form 1040 Tax Return; 9. Federal Gift Tax Returns Form 709s previously filed; 10. Information related to any unreported taxable gifts; 11. Information regarding loans, notes, mortgages and indebtedness; 12. Most recent credit card statements; 13. Amounts paid or forwarded for burial, clergy, service and reception; 14. Addresses and contact information of family members who may be beneficiaries as well as those serving as co-personal representative and/or trustee; 15. Names and contact information of financial advisors, insurance agents, CPAs, tax return preparers and other such professionals; 16. Copies of ownership interests in closely held businesses and any shareholders or partnership agreements that the deceased may have been a party to; 17. Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, if any; 18. Copies of trusts and related account statements of which the deceased was a beneficiary at the time of his or her death; 19. Tangible personal property lists signed by the deceased that directed the distribution of such; 20. Automobile titles; 21. Information related to any safety deposit box leased; 22. Life insurance policies and statements, including copies of the beneficiary forms; 23. Annuity information, including gift annuities; Each situation is different, so there may be items that I have not included on this list that are pertinent. Certainly, not everyone will have all of the suggested items, and will almost always take time to marshal all of this information. The more information that you can quickly provide your attorney, the better. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Will PowerWhat To Bring To Your Attorney When A Loved One Diesby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Physical Therapy Massage Therapy Joint Rehabilitation Specia list Vertigo Specialist Certified Lymphedema Therapist Manual Therapy One-on-One Treatments with our Physical Therapists (no patient overlaps) in a Full-Service Clinic. Medicare Providers Private Pay Insurance Claim Submission 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2 (in the Sanibel Square) MA# 27832 PT# 13489 Tel: (239) 395-5858 www.islandtherapycenter.com Rosier: The name that has been serving Southwest Florida for over 60 years 1200 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Matzaluna Plaza Sanibel IslandAngela Larson Roehlalarson@rosierinsurance.com Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs on Sanibel and Captiva239-472-1152www.rosierinsurance.com Choosing the Right Insurance Agent Makes all the Di erence TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. SANIBEL SEAVIEWDirect Gulf front luxury PENTHOUSE residence in small east end complex offering pool and tennis. Four bedroom, Four bath plus loft/den. Spectacular views. Spacious living area with cathedral ceilings, huge cabana with direct gulf views, plus garage and is a pet friendly complex. Asking Price $2,200,000.00 Jim ArtaleBroker AssociatePhone 239-209-1665 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 1019 Periwinkle Way Our email address is email@example.com
21B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 Beautiy Inside OutThe Age-Old Anti-Aging Debateby Kay CaspersonHumans have always been fascinated with the concept of eternal youth or, at the very least, staying as youthful and healthy as we can for as long as possible. Doctors and scientists have made monumental progress in extending our lifespans and improving the quality of our lifestyles, and along with technological advancements, continuing research is always uncovering new potential ways to protect our minds and bodies in the hopes of slowing or easing the aging process. These discoveries (and our fascination with staying young) have also helped build an anti-aging beauty market now valued at hundreds of billions of dollars. During a March interview, Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz agreed that the phrase anti-aging which is frequently used in reference to beauty and wellness products, including a few of my own was not only infuriating and insulting, but impossible. They criticized American culture, impractical beauty standards and the youth-obsessed entertainment industry, and Diaz joked about having to apologize for failing to look 25 her whole life. Its true that anti-aging beauty products will neither stop you from aging nor make you look exactly the same as you did 10 or 20 years ago, but its an attractive phrase. No one wants to look old, right? Im 51 (Cameron Diaz is 41, Oprah recently turned 60) and I agree with them in many ways. Why should I be ashamed of looking like Ive lived for 51 amazing years? I love my life and would feel blessed to live another 51 years wrinkles, age spots and all but Im also not ashamed of wanting to look and feel beautiful, regardless of my age. Having healthy skin is a huge source of confidence for me, and when I feel healthy and confident, Im happy. When we adopt good habits (and get rid of the bad ones), our ultimate goal is to become healthier so that we can live longer and hopefully avoid age-related problems in the future, which, to me, is the very definition of anti-aging. Whether its what we eat and drink, the exercise we do, or the products we use on our skin, all healthy habits contribute to antiaging. One of my favorite affirmations is, Each stage of my life is wonderful. Life is a series of extraordinary adventures, and by using sunscreen during the day and an anti-aging cream at night, youre continued on page 23B deaRPharmacistIm Going To Ruffle Feathers But Here Goesby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: What if you had the chance to change your medicine or physician and it would change the course of your life, would you do it? My blog this week was inspired by a fan I met at a book signing who hugged me with gratitude for saving his life with a column I wrote warning people about a side effect, and what to do. He changed his medicine and his doctor and he thrives today. He made me promise to write another outspoken column with current tips and warnings so Chris, this ones for you and a million others reading me this week: Antibiotics A few popular antibiotics affect DNA similar to some chemotherapy agents. If youre sensitive to them, you could pay a neurological price that causes sudden and serious neuropathy and degrees of brain damage. The drugs that the FDA is concerned about belong to the fluoroquinolone class, and already have a black box warning for increasing the risk of tendon ruptures. But Im telling you that more reports have come in with accusations of neurological damage. Personally, I would only use these for life-threatening infections that were unresponsive to older, regular antibiotics. I wouldnt take them if I had a regular old urinary tract or sinus infection. Acid blocking drugs The proton pump inhibitors sold over the counter and by prescription are such strong drug muggers of magnesium that they can cause fatal heart arrhythmias over time. Even the FDA agrees and issued a black box warning regarding this. Magnesium deficiency causes muscle pain too. If you take this class of acid suppressors on a daily basis, I highly recommend you supplement with a high quality magnesium formula to minimize your risks. The supplement is taken four to six hours away from the drug. Mineral deficiencies from these types of drugs can weaken your bones. Do you love me for telling you this, or think Im crazy? Doesnt matter, the studies back me: Long-term or chronic daily use has been linked to increase fractures of the spine, hip and wrists. Thyroid medicine Drugs that are known generically as levothyroxine dont work until your body activates them. Some of you do that easily, but some of you dont and need supportive minerals and vitamins, or another drug. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 201422B Lee Memorial Hospitals Honored Lee Memorial Health Systems four acute care hospitals are being recognized by the American Heart Association for implementing Get With The Guidelines stroke treatment protocol. Get With The Guidelines helps hospital teams provide the most up-to-date, research-based protocol that are proven to speed recovery and reduce death and disability for stroke patients. Time is brain when it comes to stroke. We are honored that each of our hospitals are being acknowledged for their commitment to swift and effective treatment, ultimately providing the best possible outcomes for patients, said Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System. Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital all received the Get With The GuidelinesStroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award. This is the third award of its kind for Gulf Coast Medical Center and a first for Cape Coral Hospital, which received designation as a Primary Stroke Center in September of 2013. Each of Lee Memorial Health Systems acute care hospitals earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability, and improving the lives of stroke patients. Lee Memorial Hospital, Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center also received the associations Target: Stroke Honor Roll for meeting stroke quality measures that reduce the time between hospital arrival and treatment with the clot-buster tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. People who suffer a stroke who receive the drug within three hours of the onset of symptoms may recover quicker and are less likely to suffer severe disability. We are pleased to recognize Lee Memorial Health System for their commitment and dedication to stroke care, said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines steering committee and executive director of interventional cardiovascular programs at Brigham and Womens Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Studies have shown that hospitals that consistently follow Get With The Guidelines quality improvement measures can reduce patients length of stays and 30-day readmission rates and reduce disparity gaps in care. Get With The Guidelines-Stroke also helps hospital staff implement prevention measures, which include educating stroke patients to manage their risk factors and to be aware of warning signs for stroke, and ensuring they take their medications properly. Hospitals can make customized patient education materials available upon discharge based on the patients individual risk profiles. The take-away materials are written in an easy-to-understand format in either English or Spanish. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. From left, Scott Kashman; Douglas Newland, MD; Tammy Booth; Harris Bonnette, MD; Ramon Pabalon, MD; Nancy Holland, American Heart Association; Anna Marie McCarthy; Wendy Piascik; and Mary Paredero 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, My husband has a watchful, waiting condition and is tested every six months by his physician. At his last visit, the doctor ordered him to have an ultrasound test of an artery. Several days later, on a Thursday afternoon, the nurse called to say the doctor had ordered an MRI test with no explanation. He asked to speak with the doctor, but was told he was off-duty. Then, he was told the doctor does not take or return telephone calls. He went for the MRI test and was told it would take 10 to 14 days for the results. No one called with any explanation. Finally, after several weeks of waiting and worrying, he received a printed form with boxes checked off to indicate that the results were normal and the doctors signature below. Modern medicine is great, I guess, but the delivery system seems dreadful. We would like your comments. Charley Dear Charley, I hear people complaining about exactly the same conditions you are experiencing. I dont think we will ever go back to what we think was better care, so as in many other areas of our lives, we just have to accept change and try to work within the system. Some people have great doctors who have wonderful support staff. Good care with a caring staff is out there, but it is very hard to find. Lizzie Dear Charley, Unfortunately, that seems to be the direction of most physicians offices. Some are better than others, but in general, voice mail replaces the human voice and efficient work processes replace what feels like human compassion. Since technology is where most if not all offices are headed, accepting and working with it instead of against it is energy well spent. Often, if you can develop a good relationship with the staff, things can run more smoothly. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
23B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference Complimentary Blood Pressure ScreeningThe Sanibel Fire District will offer complimentary blood pressure screening at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Monday, May 5 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and even blindness in some cases. The Sanibel Fire Districts complimentary screenings are offered as a first step in determining if further examination by a health care professional is necessary. The Sanibel Recreation Center is at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. From page 6BRide Of Silenceto full use of the roadways, to inform motorists that they are here and to watch for them. Locally there are two Rides of Silence planned; on Sanibel and in downtown Fort Myers. Sanibel Ride of Silence, sponsored by the Sanibel Bicycle Club, begins at Sanibel Community Park. Arrival time is 6:45 p.m., departure time is 7 p.m. Helmets are required. The ride will be eight miles round-trip over the causeway bridges and islands, turning around at the underpass on the south end of the high span. Participants are invited to stop for dinner at Jerrys Restaurant after the ride. For more information, contact Patti Sousa at 395-1695. Visit the Caloosa Riders Bicycle Club (CRBC) website at www.caloosariders. org for information about the Fort Myers Ride of Silence. From page 21BAnti-Aging Debatenot hiding or apologizing for the past youre embracing the present and preparing for the future. Beauty and lifestyle expert Kay Casperson lives on Sanibel with her husband, two daughters and dogs. She produces her own inspirational collections of skincare, cosmetics, apparel and accessories, and operates four spa and boutique locations, on Sanibel, Captiva, Bonita Springs and Orlando. Contact her at kaycasperson.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am feeling upset over a family incident that happened recently where I felt very left out. I dont understand as I am so giving and caring with all of my family and extended family. I am wondering if I need to confront my sister whom I am very close to about the situation or just leave it alone?A: No one likes to have their feelings hurt, especially by a close sibling. While I dont know the details of the situation, it always helps to talk about your feelings and let it be known that you felt left out. It is always appropriate to talk in I messages so the other person will not be put on the defensive. Let your sister know how you feel and make sure you give her ample opportunity to express her perception. If you choose to leave it alone, your feelings will fester and you will either be depressed over it or you will explode at some point and neither are good alternatives. A good discussion about the incident is the best way to come to some resolution about the issue at hand. Changes are your sister is feeling badly about the incident too and does not know how to bring it up or handle it. By both of you discussing your feelings, perhaps there will be a healthy solution and both of you can feel some sense of relief. From page 21BdearPharmacistuntil youre very sick. Better tests include Free T3, Reverse T3, the ratio of these thyroid hormones, as well as a complete antibody panel. Pain relievers and autoimmune drugs If you live in chronic pain of any sort, or take autoimmune disease drugs, then you should test yourself for Lyme disease. This tick-borne infection causes a spinning dial of symptoms that confuses the best practitioners. You may be misdiagnosed with lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism, bipolar, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia or others. Testing is key to uncovering this infection which mimics about 300 diseases. If positive, youll need antibiotics. Im passionate about this because my sweet husband was misdiagnosed by 30+ doctors who didnt know how to test correctly! 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.SuzyCohen.com.
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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, answer on page 27B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS 25B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014PET S ITTIN G Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395email@example.comDESIGN AND REMODELING INTERI O R DE S I G N 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 firstname.lastname@example.orgVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128NEW H O ME S REM O DELIN G & ADDITI O N S New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R N Cbtn f Rr CGC1517615www.dbrowngc.com239-593-1998 A BBB Accredited Business with an +A Rating LAWN MAINTENAN C E
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Cause for the Paws Southwest Florida is this years Community Action Project, chaired by April Bordeaux of the Dress for Success SW Floridas Professional Womens Group. Make Everyday a Caturday will turn the spotlight on the felines at GCHS and the new free-range cat rooms where the cats can lounge in the outdoor patio or cozy up in a cat condo without being confined to a cage. There will be food, drinks, entertainment, raffles and on-site adoptions. Be the first to adopt a cat and receive a special welcome home gift basket. The next 10 pet adoptions (cat or dog) will receive a gift card courtesy of Walmart. In addition, each adopted cat will go to his or hers forever home with a free toy provided by GCHS. The recent Cause for the Paws Yappy Hour Pawty exceeded its goals to support GCHS, raising more than $2,000 in funds, collecting an abundance of donated items and promoting spay/neuter programs. More than 300 people attended with their four-legged friends. All four GCHS dogs that walked the catwalk in the Diamonds in the Rough portion of that nights costume contest/fashion show were adopted as a result of the event. Visitor traffic to GCHS also spiked the day after, resulting in even more canine adoptions. Sponsors are Walmart, CONRIC PR & Marketing/Publishing, and Leather Medic. Raffle donations and sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit CauseForThePawsSWFL.com or email email@example.com for more information. Courtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageList Price Selling Price Days On Market Cape Coral Cape Coral 2007 6,950 $2,250,000 $1,750,000 140 Rookery Lake Bonita Springs 1998 4,007 $1,499,900 $1,400,000 164 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2003 3,717 $1,299,000 $1,200,000 150 Creekside Bonita Springs 1993 3,110 $1,125,000 $1,060,000 71 Woodrings Subdivision Sanibel 1932 1,792 $1,145,000 $954,500 116 Edgewater Fort Myers 1996 3,523 $1,025,000 $950,000 619 Anchorage At Bonita BayBonita Springs 1993 2,852 $1,020,000 $915,000 73 Cape Harbour Cape Coral 2003 2,807 $899,000 $820,000 338 Brendan Cove Bonita Springs 2003 2,765 $845,000 $800,000 13 St. Charles Harbour Fort Myers 2003 3,292 $849,000 $790,000 289From page 14BLive On The IslandsFriday and Saturday at Il Cielos Cloud 9 Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. McDonald, a Sanibel resident, has had a long music career including being pianist for singer Andy Williams. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature The New Vinyls Friday and Saturday and Taylor Stokes Tuesday and Wednesday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 395-2299.
Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?Call 239-395-121327B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS 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 email@example.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available ALWAYS A GIFT WITH PURCHASE! 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 DeCorteFour.comAUT O DETAILIN G FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing p CAPT. MAT T MI TCHELL USCG Licensed & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org SUDOKU KING CROSSWORD SUPER CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE PUZZLE ANSWERS 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. Neighbors Helping Neighbors
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATETO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 28B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 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 RENTALANNUAL 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 www.remax-oftheislands.com 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 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 email@example.comRS 4/25 CC TFN 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 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 5/2 CC 5/30 ANNUAL RENTALSWATERFRONT 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.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975www.sanibelannualrentals.com RS 5/9 BM TFN VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 1/4 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 1/4 BM TFN 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 262-853-5267RS 5/9 CC 5/30 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 www.doradoproperty.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgRS 1/25 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 www.joewirthconstruction.com Licensed & Insured #CGC1521967RS 5/9 CC 5/30 SERVICES OFFEREDPRESSURE CLEANING WINDOW CLEANINGTaskWorksbiz (239) 206-1212 cell (239) 292-1915 www.TaskWorks.bizRS 4/18 CC 5/9 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN REMODELINGEdgars Remodeling and custom Residential and commercial Call 239 745 6704 Email email@example.comNS 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 SHAGGY TO CHIC DOG GROOMINGShaggy To Chic Dog Grooming offers professional grooming at an affordable price. All sizes and breeds welcome. Located in the Kingston Square Plaza on McGregor Blvd. Call Owner Kate Johnson or professional groomer Cindy Wellington at (239)-437-4868 or nd us at www.cindywellingtondoggrooming.comNS 5/9 CC 5/9 OPEN HOUSE CORNER OF WEST GULF DR. AND DINGMAN DR.Sunday, May 11th, 10am 2pm 4203 Dingman Drive, Sanibel Simply the Best! Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA $2,495,000. Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RS 5/9 BM 5/9
NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsTHEIVER RF Bbtn Rf Dnt r F MnWEEKLY NEWS Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993 Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732 Pick up a copy or go to IslandSunNews.com. Click on Read the Island Sun or The River Weeklywww.IslandSunNews.com CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 3/7 CC 5/30 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 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 472-1617 RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children 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 NS 11/1 NC TFN FULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIAN 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 NS 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 WANTEDHELP 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 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 FOUND3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or firstname.lastname@example.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN 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 HELP WANTEDFULL TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/BOX OFFICE STRAUSS THEATER This position oversees the also assist in administration needs of the theater manager. along with good computer and organizational skills. Send resume + references to Melanie Angelino, email@example.com 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 No phone calls, EOE.RS 5/9 BM 5/9 PART TIME RETAIL SALES POSITION are seeking individuals who are positive We provide SUPERIOR service while having fun at work. Our great brands make selling easy. Experience selling clothing/footwear is preferred. Must be caring and reliable. Position requires: basic computer competency, ability to stand and bend, Synergy provides competitive pay, PAID TOLLS, and great PERKS. Apply in stores. 239-395-5353NS 5/9 CC 5/9 F/T AND P/T HOST POSITIONThe Bubble Room is now hiring F/T and P/T host. Looking for someone organized, outgoing, able to handle the stress of a high volume environment and have a positive attitude. 239-472-5558.NS 5/9 CC 5/9 SALES CAUTION MOVING SALESaturday, May 10, 8 am, 1659 Serenity Lane in Gumbo Limbo. King Bed, Pool Table, drop-leaf dining table 100s PC/XBox/PlayStation games artwork, lamps, fabric, etc.NS 5/9 CC 5/9 FOR SALETREE FOR SALEScrew Pine in large pot. 17 years old, grown from seed. Needs to be planted in a yard with room to grow. Height (with pot) is over 6 feet. Leaf span approx. 5 feet wide. Care will be needed when removing. Plastic pot is brittle with a large crack down one side. Roots extend through base of pot. $90 or best offer. Call 239-297-2557 if interested.NS 5/9 NC TFN FICUS TREE cus tree in faux clay pot. $100 OBO. Call 239-565-8995.NS 5/9 CC 5/9
NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsCALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGEL Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470-2866 The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Pets Of The Week 30B ISLAND SUN MAY 9, 2014 Pet Adoption SpecialsAt Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS), you wont find a reality show but you can keep it genuine by adopting a Real Housepet. No matter what your personality or lifestyle, LCDAS has a pet for you. Adopt dogs that are energetic, playful or couch potatoes. Choose a cat thats inquisitive, cuddly or a constant companion. With reduced adoption fees for the month of May that include spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations, its a real deal. The adoption fee for cats is equal to the day of the month; $1 on May 1 with the cost increasing by $1 every day up to $30 on May 30. All dogs 40 pounds and over may be adopted for $40. In addition to sterilization and vaccinations, the reduced adoption fees also include a county license, microchip ID, de-worming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for dogs, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, 10-day health guarantee, and behavior helpline. The adoption package is valued at over $500. Check out the variety of pets waiting to be adopted online at www.LeeLostPets.com or stop by the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adoption applications may be submitted online as well as in person at the shelter. Hi, my name is Sugar and Im a one-year-old fawn-colored spayed female hound mix. Only the sweetest dogs here are named Sugar. Im one of a group of 13 dogs that were rescued from a very bad situation. We were kept caged in a garage without food or water in deplorable conditions. I have big brown expressive, soulful eyes. Im very sensitive, loving and grateful. I am happy to run and play in the sunshine and look forward to a new beginning in a forever home filled with love and kindness. My adoption fee (regularly $75) is $40 during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County May adoption promotion. My name is Holden and Im a oneyear-old spayed domestic short hair female black and white cat. Im one several captivating and intriguing tuxedo cats available. Check us out, especially me! We are always wearing our formal attire and make adorable, loving lap cats that will entertain you for hours. My adoption fee (regularly $50) is according to the day of the month ($1 on May 1 to $30 on May 30) during Real Housepets of Lee County May adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Holden ID# 585721 Sugar ID# 584709 photos by squaredogphoto.com
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