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Island sun
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Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
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Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
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MAY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:41 8:08 6:41 8:09 6:40 8:09 6:40 8:10 6:39 8:10 6:39 8:11 6:39 8:12 VOL. 21, NO. 47 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 16, 2014 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at Art League Exhibit On Display At Sanibel LibraryDuring the month of May, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League is sponsoring an exhibit at the Sanibel Library to help celebrate the history and culture of continued on page 14 Sea Grapes Sanibel Spring Beauties, watercolor by Judith Clark Shading the Sun, watercolor by Jim Bird A Win For The CaloosahatcheeThe Conservancy of Southwest Florida legally challenged and won a fight to protect the Caloosahatchee. State judge Bram Canter agreed with the Conservancys position that the South Florida Water Management District went too far and was clearly erroneous in its new proposed rules to redirect water away from the Caloosahatchee. The Caloosahatchee is one of Americas most endangered rivers, said Robert Moher, Conservancy of Southwest Florida president and CEO. This waterway already faces extremes of too much or too little fresh water. Taking more water away from our treasured river during dry seasons would further exasperate a dire situation and lead to further ecological damage in the near term and long run. In February, the South Florida Water Management District put forward a rule it was developing to reserve water in the proposed C-43 reservoir for supplementing flows to the Caloosahatchee during dry periods clearly a desirable goal. However, the same rule would also have expanded protections for other water users at the expense of the river itself clearly a problematic outcome. The districts language, if unchallenged, would further contribute to negative consequences for our environment and the tourism economy on which we all thrive, said Jennifer Hecker, director of natural resource policy with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Last summer, highly polluted water poured from the Caloosahatchee into Southwest Florida estuaries, coasts and beaches. The toxic green sludge was blamed for health problems, tourist complaints and public outrage over water quality. Hecker says with the right balance of fresh water releases during the wet and dry seasons, the Caloosahatchee can become a healthier and more productive ecosystem and, in turn, enhance our regional economy and quality of life. Prior to filing suit, Moher said the Conservancy of Southwest Florida repeatedly reached out to the district advocating for a more balanced alternative. The Conservancy is known for providing sound research and presenting balanced solutions, said Moher. Litigation is always a last resort. We are pleased with the judges ruling. This is a win for Southwest Floridas land, water and wildlife. To get involved with or to learn more about the Conservancys campaign to save the Caloosahatchee, visit Dark Skies Debate Continuesby Jeff LysiakDuring his council liaison report to the planning commission, Mick Denham said that during last weeks council meeting, a revised compliance date for the citys Dark Skies Ordinance had been pushed back five years. According to Denham, the new compliance date January 1, 2020 was approved by a narrow margin by the council, 3 votes to 2. Both Denham and Mayor Kevin Ruane cast the dissenting votes. On May 6, the council had been charged by the city attorney to designate an alternate compliance date for the citys Dark Skies Ordinance prior to making any modifications to the existing document. However, it was made clear that while it continues to adjust the legislation, a new compliance date may be moved up or pushed back. The Dark Skies Ordinance originally created in 2000 and adopted on June 6, 2006 remains less than a year away until compliance was to have been required (on January 1, 2015) for all nonbeachfront properties. During a discussion on the longanticipated law, several commissioners questioned whether a five-year delay for compliance would be beneficial. Chuck Ketteman said that since nearly all of thecontinued on page 10Free Tickets To Islands NightComplimentary tickets for Sam Baileys Islands Night on Wednesday, June 4 at Hammond Stadium are available at Baileys General Store, the Sanibel Recreation Center and from sponsoring businesses on the islands. The Fort Myers Miracle will be taking on the Lakeland Flying Tigers. The gates open at 5:30 p.m., the parade begins at 6:15 p.m. and the game starts at 7:05 p.m. For more information, call Baileys at 472-1516.


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3 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Looking Back: Logging On The Carter Homestead 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 Logging on the Carter Homestead. The Carters were the first homesteaders of the property that is now the South Seas Island Resort. They planted vegetables and a grapefruit grove on their 160 acres. Elias Knight Carter is standing in the back right. photo archives of the Captiva Island Historical Society 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 Gordons Gin or Vodka 1.75 ltr. $17.99 Bacardi Rum Light or Gold 1.75 ltr. $25.99 Margaritaville Tequila Gold or Silver 1.75 ltr. Reg. $25.99 SALE $19.99Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. SALE $22.99Sterling Vintners Chardonnay 750 ml. $10.99BV Coastal Chardonnay 750 ml. Reg. $9.99 SALE $7.99Beringer Founders Estate Pinot Noir 750 ml. Reg. $11.99 SALE $8.99Kendall Jackson Chardonnay 750 ml. $13.99 Clos du Bois Chardonnay 750 ml. $10.49 THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS YourOne-Stopfor GROG SHOP One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts On e of t he B es t Check out our New Vaping Supplies. Starter kits and re lls. 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 472-5743. Page Turners with Ann Rodman To be on the Page Turners list, email or contact the Center 4 Life. On Wednesday, June 11 at 2:30 p.m., the featured book is The Round House by Louise Erdich, a political novel that won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2012. Sunset Social on the Sanibel Causeway Tuesday, June 10 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. Additional sessions will be available May 30, June 6 and 13. 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 non-members. 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. The Mound House Tuesday, May 20. Depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Center 4 Life and experience old Florida at the Mound House where Estero Islands oldest standing structure sits on an ancient Calusa Indian mound. After the tour and exploring the area, participants will gather for lunch at Nervous Nellies. Contact the Center 4 Life to sign up. Full Day Everglades Safari Thursday, May 29, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Advance registration due by Thursday, May 22. Take a scenic boat cruise and nature walk deep into a Cypress swamp to explore the Everglades. Take a drive through Big Cypress National Preserve, journey by airboat into the swamps and sawgrass prairies in search of mammals, reptiles and birds. Lunch is provided. Cost is $160 for members and $170 for non-members. Contact the Center 4 Life for details. Broadway Palm Dinner Theater: Mid-Life The Crisis Musical Friday, June 6, dinner at 5:30 p.m. and show at 7:30 p.m. Advance registration due by Friday, May 30. Cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. This amusing, yet sometimes moving musical comedy pokes fun at the curiosities and inevitability of middle age. Regardless of age or gender, everyone will enjoy a comic look at the trials and tribulations of the middle years. 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 non-members. Prizes are awarded. Tuesday Kayaking June 3 and 17, 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. (11 a.m. class available through Friday, May 23). 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. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 20144 Historical Village Wraps Up Twilight Talks For The SeasonThe Sanibel Historical Village & Museum held five Twilight Talks this season, with a special daytime talk added on Lighthouse Day. Finishing up the season was Deb Gleason speaking about the Sanibel Ladies of the s and s. Gleason is chair of the citys Historic Preservation Committee and has lived on Sanibel almost all her life. With plenty of photographs, Gleason told stories of Sanibels past, focusing on the women who made it possible. The audience was treated to stories of Esperanza Woodring, Daisy Mayer, Elinor Dormer, Pauline Bailey, Adelaide Bailey and many more. The museum also hosted Jeff Lysiak of the Island Sun, who gave an afternoon presentation on Lighthouse Day. Lysiak wrote extensively about the history of the lighthouse and its refurbishing, a costly and complicated job that took some time to finish. His articles, beautifully enlarged and put on poster board, were donated to the museum by the Island Sun and are currently on display in the Sanibel School House for White Children. The evening Twilight Talk speaker was author and lighthouse expert Charles LeBuff. LeBuff lived on Sanibel for 47 years, during which time he completed a 32-year career as a wildlife technician with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, retiring in 1990. During his federal tenure, he and his family lived at the Sanibel Lighthouse for nearly 22 years. He was the last lighthouse resident to be assigned to work on the still functioning historic landmark. LeBuff brought stories, expertise and memories to a packed house at the old schoolhouse in the village. Village board member Alan Lessak, who heads the Twilight Talk committee, is already at work lining up speakers for next season. Learn more at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A full guided tour takes place at 10:30 a.m. at no additional charge and depending on the availability of a docent. The museum closes for the summer after August 2 and re-opens on November 5. 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 free. For more information, call 472-4648 during museum hours or visit Deb Gleason shows photos of old Sanibel during her Twilight Talk at the Historical Village Jeff Lysiak of the Island Sun contributed lighthouse information from his extensive research SUMMER CAMP FUN! Week long themed programs starting June 2 and running until August 1!Accepting ages 2 to 6For applications or more information call 472-4538No registration deadline Also accepting applications for our 2014-2015 school year beginning August 18! CHILDRENS EDUCATION CENTER OF THE ISLANDS 350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel, Florida 33957 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am ay-Saturday 10a m e m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! Charles LeBuff, veteran lighthouse expert, gave the last talk of the season Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


5 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Unique Corkscrew Collection On Display At The Sanibel Public LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library has a unique corkscrew collection on display through June. The collection, loaned by local resident Tom Uhler, features more than 100 interesting corkscrews. Uhler has been collecting for about 30 years. His collection includes examples from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries and features a variety of styles such as gilded, modern and art noveau. Some materials represented include brass, silver, Lucite, mother-of-pear, ceramic, and Bakelite. A variety of themes and figures are also represented, including dogs, lions, alligators, mermaids, seahorses, Popeye, red devil, Bacchus, Senator Volstead, legs, shoes, a riding boot, thistle and a shamrock. There are pin handle, screw pull, full handle, loop, straight pull, bottle knife and swivel knife corkscrews on display. Some of these are carved, others are cast. Not only does the collection span centuries, it also encompasses many countries, including England, France, the United States, Germany, Austria and Italy. There is a Goodyear roundlet, patented May 6, 1951 by Goodyear, his first patent. Uhler also has a Crosby Pup, which Bing Crosby created as a gift for his friends, and Old Snifter, fashioned after Rep. Volstead, his name is closely associated with the National Prohibition Act of 1919, usually called the Volstead Act. The act was the enabling legislation for the enforcement of national prohibition beginning in 1920. Uhler has been a long-time member of the Society of Wine Educators and founded The WineMerchant of Fort Myers in 1984. He is frequently called upon by local media as a resource for stories on food, wine and wine collecting. About 30 years ago, he acquired an old corkscrew while visiting a wine-producing region. That led to an interest in collecting these interesting wine tools. He discovered that there are many like-minded fanatics around the world and has steadily increased his collection. The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road. Tom Uhler with his collection Close up of collection 302.569.2399NEW on SANIBEL/CAPTIVA (Residents)Your Piano TeacherMS. GINA Community Church Pauses To RememberSunday, May 25 is Memorial Sunday. At each of the worship services at Sanibel Community Church, there will be a special time of remembrance to give thanks for the sacrifice of those who have gone before us to keep this land free and great. Pastor Daryl Donovans message, The Hall of Faith, will be a tribute to those who continued on page 8


ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 20146 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellAs part of Rotarys giving strategy, we invite speakers to our meetings to talk about their organizations or non-profits, which have been identified as possible candidates for financial support from the club. This week, we invited Linda Kelly, senior director of development for the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. She spoke on behalf of the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Currently, the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is housed within the Lee Memorial HealthPark Medical Center. Currently under way (groundbreaking took place just recently) is the building of a separate facility dedicated exclusively to the medical care and treatment of children. This will expand the medical services available in our area to the most medically vulnerable. The new Golisano Childrens Hospital (GCH) will provide 36 pediatric acute care beds, 12 pediatric hematology/oncology beds, 64 neonatal intensive care beds, 16 pediatric intensive care unit beds, 17 childrens emergency department beds, a diagnostic and MRI suite with pediatric sedation, a free standing pediatric pharmacy, the Ronald McDonald House family room, an in-hospital classroom, indoor and outdoor play areas and more. This is an incredible undertaking and the fundraising goal to build and equip the childrens hospital was set at $200 to $250 million. Stepping up and kicking-off fundraising efforts was Tom Golisano, founder of Paycheck, with a $100 million match challenge. In 2010, The Campaign Goal for Children was established with a goal of reaching $100 million in five years. As of last week, the accounting is $81 million raised with $19 million to go. Kelly said, This is a crucial time in the campaign. She played a DVD that provided us an understanding of what this childrens hospital means to families of children that need specialized medical attention. The heart-wrenching stories began with a family standing over their child in the neonatal unit at the hospital and another family engaging with a baldheaded child undergoing cancer treatment. Keeping these children close to home is the goal, close to home where their parents can be by their sides and still go to work and take care of other children at home, a place that provides some relief for families from the stress of having a sick child. Right now, GCH operates at maximum capacity of 98 pediatric and neonatal beds. Beyond that, children and their families must travel to Tampa or Miami for treatment. Keeping these children near home for medical care is a remarkable gift the hospital will be able to give to our community, but that gift comes with a price tag. The Golisano Childrens Hospital is scheduled to be completed in 2017 and the goal is to have all financial funding completed by this date. A financial contribution from the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary is now under consideration. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. If you have any questions regarding Rotary, e-mail President Scot Congress at Linda Kelly New Rotary Club MembersSanibel-Captiva Rotary Club current President Scot Congress, aided by club membership committee member John Pryor and club membership chair Janet Strickland, inducted two new club members recently. Susan Betzig of Sanibel, retired attorney In-House Counsel, was sponsored by Rotarian Mike Rabb. Guillermo Candia of Sanibel, retired neurosurgeon, was sponsored by Rotarians Holli Martin and Roger Triftshauser.To date, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club has welcomed six new members this Rotary year, which began in July 2013. If you are interested in knowing more about Rotary and their mission Service Above Self, attend an upcoming meeting and breakfast at The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club on Sanibel, held every Friday at 7 a.m. Two new club members are introduced Gil Candia and Susan Betzig email email 239-671-6112 239-671-6112 Drop-off and pick-up for repairs Drop-off and pick-up for repairs and services is at Tuttles Sea and services is at Tuttles Sea Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way Shell Shop, 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end. on Sanibels east end. by Ron and Fran Dioguardi by Ron and Fran Dioguardi (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry) (formerly of Renes Fine Jewelry) Check Check It Out! It Out! CUSTOM MADE FINE JEWELRY AND INVESTMENT GOLD PIECES


In Service To The IslandsPositive Attitude, Positive Results For Optimist Clubby Jeff LysiakAs champions of their mission of Bringing Out the Best in Kids, members of the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club are not only dedicated to helping youngsters develop to their full potential, but they are also dedicated to passing along a positive attitude to everyone, club members and the community alike. Its an honor to work with this group, said Richard McCurry, one of the clubs founders and its first vice president and finance officer. Not just working with the kids and watching them grow up, but seeing them after theyve grown up turn around and give back in the same way. According to McCurry, Michelle Moran came up with the idea of starting the Optimist Club on the islands back in 1996. The group began with about 10 people, and currently counts more than 40 active members. Back then, we did some pancake breakfasts, which raised some money for youth programs, he added. We teamed up with the Lee County Sheriffs Office and did the Cops & Kids at Christmas program, which brought youth from offisland here during the holidays. Santa Claus even flew in by helicopter. In the years since the island group was founded, the Optimist Club has supported youth on Sanibel and Captiva through college scholarships, including awarding six, four-year scholarships worth $6,000 each. They also sponsor a number of Sanibel Recreation Center Summer Camp programs (including Free Lunch Fridays), Sanibel Youth Basketball, the Junior Angler and archery programs, Achievement in Education and Respect for Law awards as well as providing financial assistance to programs including childhood cancer, oratorical/essay contests, youth appreciation awards, a backto-school backpack and family assistance program with Community Housing & Resources (CHR) and more. Our main focus is the college scholarships, said Stan Howard, president of the club. Originally, we gave away two scholarships for island youth, but now its opened up for all high school students in Lee County. This year, the San-Cap Optimist Club has added a special Bailey Memorial Scholarship, awarded to graduating seniors who live on the islands, who work or whose parent(s) work on the islands, or who attend school here. In addition, the group stages several successful fundraisers throughout the year, including the wildly popular Independence Day Road Rally every 4th of July, Sanibel continued on page 18THE OPTIMIST CREEDPromise Yourself... To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile. To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. Members of the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club, from left, Richard McCurry, John Jones, Stan Howard and Randy Carson photo by Jeff Lysiak Local Boy Recognized By Duke TIP ProgramDuke University Talent Identification Programs (Duke TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these academically talented students take above-level college-entrance exams (ACT or SAT) to learn more about their abilities. Duke TIP hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders who score highest on these ACT or SAT exams. This year, of the over 64,896 participants nationally, 21,775 students have been invited to attend state recognition ceremonies and 1,894 students have been invited to the grand recognition ceremony. Academically-talented seventh graders are recognized for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT, including continued on page 31 Sharon Scofic with her son Richard Ricky Youschak; Luke Long, also recognized; and Rick Youschak, Rickys father 7 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014


ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 20148 Sanibel Schools Swinging Spring Musical Grease Opens May 15The Sanibel Middle school performing arts students production of Grease opens this week, and the musical will run Thursday and Friday, May 15 and 16, and 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. This production of Grease is an abridged version with content suitable for younger audiences. The Sanibel Middle School performing arts students are eager to play their rebellious teenage counterparts at the fictitious 1950s Rydell High School and to jive and swing in the lively dance numbers. On Thursday, May 22 at 6:35 p.m., there will be a special pre-show performance by the Middle School rock band. The show is being produced and directed by The Sanibel School music director Joe Angelo. The middle school students put on two musical productions each year, in November and May. Each production has two casts; more than 50 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades are involved in this production. This production includes live musical accompaniment by locals Tom Cooley, Mike Cooper, Dave Dust, Rusty Kupsaw and Joe Angelo. Performing arts class at The Sanibel School provides experiences ranging from learning musical instruments, singing, painting sets, acting, choreography and dancing to running the audiovisual equipment and other crew responsibilities. Students learn how to run the tech board, which not only provides musical cues for the cast, it also controls the volume of the wireless mics worn by the actors. Eight grader Paul Walker has developed a real ear for mixing the balance of the voices, said Angelo. For Grease, the students in the booth are managing the sound elements of more than 100 cues and 28 singers. The board also runs the brightness of the spotlights, which are also operated by students. Community support of The Sanibel School Fund and PTA over many years has helped to provide the technical equipment for the performing arts students. 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. Call the school at 472-1617 for more information. From page 5Pause To Rememberhave impacted the world by their walk of faith. Each Sunday, Sanibel Community Church offers three worship services. A traditional service, concluding with the Lords Supper, is held at 8 a.m. in the historic chapel. At 9 a.m., a contemporary service, led by the praise team, takes place in the main sanctuary. Following courtyard fellowship, a second traditional service is held at 11 a.m. in the main sanctuary. Sanibel Community Church is an evangelical, non-denominational church. All are welcome to attend. Feel free to dress casually. The church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call 472-2684 or visit Cameron Ashton and Jacob Lemmon operate the Tech Booth Kilyn Fox and Julia Coin paint Greased Lightnin for the set Rusty Kupsaw, Dave Dust, Tom Cooley and Joe Angelo during Saturdays rehearsal Memorial Day Sales May 24-26Thank and Remember all who have served. Be Safe! Be On-time! Be Safe! Be On-time!239.472.4160Licensed, Regulated, Professional Service 1456 Periwinkle Way, Suite B 239-472-0288QWIKPACK & SHIP


1st Annual I AM SPECIAL Trailways Camper Reunion & Birthday Party Celebration May 10, 2014Hundreds of campers, family members/caregivers and volunteers turned out for this grand reunion and celebration event at the Sanibel Community House. Thanks to all of our In Kind Sponsors and Contributors for making this event such a success!Food & Refreshments Baileys General Store Sanibel Cafe Sanibel Deli Jerrys Grocery Queenies Ice Cream Contributors Island Therapy Center Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Goodwill SW Florida Craig Wolf/VIP Realty Sanibel-Captiva Community Bank Nealon Pictures Jimmie Lynch L3 Beach Photos Out of Sighters Musicians Anonymous Videographer I AM SPECIAL Planning Committee, Linda Estep-ChairFounders Awards (October 2012-April 2014) TRAILWAYS CAMPA Place Where You Are Something Special 239-579-0587 Alexandra The Youngest Eric Birthday Closest to Benjamin Miller James The Eldest Makayla The Biggest Fish Olivia Honorary Birthday Deep Appreciation to Benjamin Miller, Honorary Chair, our Special Guests, Sanibel Community Church, the many Dedicated Volunteers including of Note Al Gettemy and Clint & Sally Parsons who have volunteered at every camp And to Jesi Cason, Trailways Camp Coordinator! The Cedar Chest supports the mission of connecting adults with special needs to their community. A Sanibel Tradition for 38 Years 9 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014


INSIDE CITY HALL ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 201410 From page 1Dark Skies15 years the city has waited for everyone to come into compliance, delaying the law another five years is equivalent to not having the rule at all. City Manager Judie Zimomra also pointed out that the city will continue to investigate specifics of the Dark Skies legislation, including whether modifications related to solar lighting and light fixtures contained underneath carports could or should be made. The topic is expected to be debated during the next meeting of the city council, scheduled for June 3. In addition, Zimomra addressed an inquiry about the decision to cease illuminating the cell phone tower on Donax Street at night following an investigation by the citys Natural Resources Department. Due to turtle nesting season, the illumination on the Donax Cell Tower will be unlit until turtle nesting season ends on November 1, a press release sent on May 9 reads. Between now and November 1, the American flag flown on the cell tower will be displayed during daylight hours on the patriotic holidays of Memorial Day, D-Day, Independence Day and Victory in Japan Day. According to Zimomra, a member of the Natural Resources Department reported that the illumination of the cell tower which resembles a flag pole at night could be a distraction for hatching sea turtles. I dont see how we could put up a light when our own biologist thinks it could be distracting, she added. Due to the labor intensity of raising and lowering the flag which requires three persons for more than one hour daily it is not practical to raise and lower the flag daily when the tower is unlit. According to the citys press release, this will also protect the flag from excessive wear during peak storm season. The tower remains fully activated for cell phone service. Commissioners OK New Parcel At Sea Pinesby Jeff LysiakDuring Tuesdays planning commission meeting, a development permit that would allow Sea Pines of Sanibel to add a new single-family parcel within the existing unified residential housing development was unanimously approved. Benjamin Pople of the citys planning department presented the application proposing the creation of a new parcel of land for the future construction of a single-family dwelling at Sea Pines. The new parcel of land would be established within an area of the common element, where an abandoned tennis court is currently located. After a brief presentation on the application, Pople recommended that the commission approve the development permit with three conditions. Among those conditions were a requirement to install a vegetation buffer and an amended survey plat which would correct the building and parcel designations. Im OK with the recommendations and conditions as presented, said Joseph Lutz, representing the applicant. Commission chair Michael Valiquette made a motion to approve the application, which was seconded by Tom Krekel. Prior to a vote on the motion, commissioner Dr. Phillip Marks asked if there were any plans to refurbish or reopen the swimming pool located on site, which he noticed upon visiting Sea Pines. Resident Claudia Burns responded that there were no plans to abandon the pool or convert the area for future development. Commissioners voted 7 to 0 to approve the development permit. In other business, commissioners approved a resolution to allow the Sundial Beach Resort & Spa to add a food market inside the building formerly occupied by a tennis pro shop. As discussed during their previous meeting, the panel approved the proposed convenience store, which will occupy a 1,000-square-foot space (884 square feet of sales area and 122 square feet of storage). While it is intended to primarily cater to the resorts guests, it will be open to the public. Commissioners approved the application unanimously, 6 to 0, with Chris Heidrick abstaining from the vote. Also, the panel discussed upcoming agenda items, including setting dates for the Capital Improvements Review subcommittee (May 27 at 8:15 a.m.) and Below Market Rate Housing Review subcommittee (June 10 at 8:15 a.m.). CorrectionIn the story Dark Skies Ordinance May Delay To 2020, which appeared in the May 9 issue, a suggestion to council made by resident Larry Schopp as reported in the article was incomplete. Schopp suggested that the remainder of 2014 should be sufficient time to tweak the current law and that not more than an additional year or two should be allowed to educate the public before the law becomes effective. The family of Bonny Bradley wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to all who supported us during our recent loss those who visited, sent cards, baked goods, brought food baskets, prepared meals, sent beautiful flowers and memorial donations. A special thank you goes to Rev. Ellen Sloan for a lovely service. We are also grateful to Harvey Englehardt Funeral Home, Floral Artistry of Sanibel, and Richard Johnson and the catering team from Baileys, along with Noah Stewart and his parents Evelyn and Craig, and Monica Fields of Simply Organized. We are so very grateful for the love and support from our friends on Sanibel and Captiva islands who filled our hearts with their outpouring of love. 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11 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Questions Abound At SCC Dr. Daryl Donovan, senior pastor of Sanibel Community Church (SCC), continues his quest to answer 1,000 questions this Wednesday evening, May 21 in the Carpenters Caf. Where did God come from? How old is the earth? Why do such horrible things happen to good people? Why does it seem God is so silent? These and many more questions have been asked at the previous Wednesday evening gatherings. Over the years, Pastor Donovan has heard more than 1,000 questions of faith. He will be at the Carpenters Caf and Bookstore on the campus of Sanibel Community Church from 6 to 8 p.m. ready to field any questions. He will also do a short book review at each session to give you more questions to think about. People can come and go during the twohour session. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way, (next to Jerrys Market), with the caf and bookstore at the back of the campus. For more information, call 472-2684 or visit Dr. Daryl Donovan Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Phone # 239-395-5858 7am-9pm 7 days a week (Summer hours vary) 239-395-1919Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday Phone # 239-472-5777 Showroom Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday Phone # 239-472-1101Administrative Of ces & Classrooms Phone # 239-472-9700 Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Conveniently located on Periwinkle Way across from Sanibel Community Park Featuring Original Paintings by David Ruhe630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe)Hours : Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 239-395-1350 JANE F. DEVANEYJane F. Devaney (ne Ghersan), born on April 2, 1925 in Astoria, New York to John Ghersan and Jane Harabalya, passed away on May 6, 2014. She married John J. Devaney of the Bronx, New York on April 12, 1947. They lived in Yonkers, New York for many years before retiring to Sanibel in 1987. She was an avid golfer and reader and very active in the parish of St. Isabel Catholic Church on Sanibel, where she served as a lector and Eucharistic minister and for whom she volunteered in the community, bringing communion to the sick and working with impoverished communities in the Fort Myers area. She also volunteered at FISH of Sanibel-Captiva. She is preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her two sons, Christopher J. Devaney (Donna) of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Stephen A. Devaney (Patricia) of Irvington, New York, and her daughter, MJ Devaney (Charles Palermo) of Williamsburg, Virginia, along with six grandchildren: John P. Devaney, Michael C. Devaney (Jessica), Elizabeth N. Devaney, Hannah G. Devaney, Charles J. Palermo, Jr. and Bridget J. Palermo. She is also survived by her cousins Martha Rooney and Kathie Rooney of Las Vegas, Nevada. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Isabel Catholic Church on Sanibel. A luncheon will follow in the parish hall. OBITUARY Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 201412 Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study, 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the United Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Rabbi Myra Soifer. For information call 239-395-2544. CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. George E. Morris Services every Sunday 11 a.m. November 10, 2013 thru April 27, 2014 11580 Chapin Lane on Captiva. 472-1646. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. NEW SANIBEL CHURCH, SBC Join us for worship Sunday mornings in the Sandpiper Room of The Sundial Beach Resort Hotel. 9 a.m. Bible Fellowship and 10 a.m. Worship. For information call 239671-5502. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Sunday Worship Hours:8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church10:45 a.m. Adult and Youth Sunday School classes; 11 a.m. Traditional Service with Choir. Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Chapel Service 7:45 a.m., Full Service 10 a.m. with Sunday school and nursery care provided. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. 8:30 a.m. Holy Days call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way. Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector. Saturday Eucharist 5 p.m., Sunday Eucharist 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Tuesday Morning Prayer 9 a.m., Wednesday Healing Eucharist 9 a.m., Wednesday Evening Service 6 p.m. (Followed by Potluck Supper on the 1st Wednesday) For more information call 4722173 or visit UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way at 5 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email Saint Michaels Hosts Southwest Chapter Of Church Organists On May 9, Bruce Neswick, associate professor of Indiana University, presented a workshop for the church organists of Southwest Florida. The group met at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. Hank Glass, director of music at Saint Michaels; Professor Bruce Neswick of Indiana University; Ric Jeaggi, dean of the organists group; and Jonathan Birner, treasurer of the group Experiencing Church as You Knew It!Please join us... to SING the old HYMNS YOU to SING the old HYMNS YOU REMEMBER from your PAST REMEMBER from your PAST at the 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 NEWSANIBELBAPTISTCHURCH FISH Offers SAFE Workshop May 27FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc., in conjunction with the Lee County Sheriffs Department, will hold a Self-Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (SAFE) workshop. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church Parish Hall, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way. This educational awareness and crimevictim prevention program encompasses strategies, techniques and options that may reduce risk of exposure to violence. The program is geared toward teenaged and adult women and introduces them to the physical aspects of self-defense. Participants must be at least 13 years of age and those between the ages of 13 and 17 must have a parent present during the entire workshop. Violent crimes are often crimes of opportunity. When the element of opportunity is removed, the risk of the crime is reduced. Teaching that percent of self-defense is awareness, risk reduction, and avoiding confrontation; and only 10 percent is physical and focusing on both mental and physical preparedness, SAFE provides women with solid public safetyawareness information to incorporate into their every-day lives. The program is broken into three parts: 1) Introduction to safety 2) Video on self-defense 3) Physical self-defense techniques This class is not a self-defense class. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and close toed shoes. This workshop is complimentary and open to persons of all genders. To make reservations for the workshop, call Christine or Jessi at the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775 by May 23. For more information, visit New Series At Community ChurchBeginning in June, Dr. Daryl Donovan, senior pastor of Sanibel Community Church, will begin a new series entitled, The Philippian Flip, based on Pauls letter to the church at Philippi. According to Pastor Donovan, Paul talks about giving thanks even when bad things happen, about serving when you deserve to be served, about loving those who arent loving to you. Philippians is full of Biblical principles that seem upside-down to the thinking that is out on the streets. This practical, encouraging and inspiring series begins on June 1 and will run through October. The Sunday morning message at all three services, 8, 9 and 11 a.m. will be based on The Philippian Flip. Sanibel Community Church is an evangelical non-denominational church. All are welcome. Casual dress is welcome. The church is at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information call 472-2684 or visit www. Dr. Daryl Donovan


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ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 201414 From page 1Art League ExhibitFlorida. Members of the art league were invited to submit two paintings for display. The varied and colorful works, all with a tropical Florida theme, range from watercolors, oils, acrylics and batik, to a combination of media. The library is at 770 Dunlop Road. White Birds, oil painting by Ann Bischoff 302.569.2399FUN & FOND MEMORIESNEW on SANIBEL/CAPTIVA (Residents)Your PortraitI PAINT PEOPLE & PETSACRYLIC ON CANVASMS. GINA Since 1978We serve it fresh....Raw Bar Open Thursday & Friday!! Fish Market Open at 11am 9pm (2pm 9pm Sunday)472-3128 703 Tarpon Bay Road*Winner Best Seafood 2010-2013 Restaurant Open 7 Days 5pm 9pmSushi & 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....or we dont serve it at all! Samantha Zwin, 12, caught a large sea trout on her first fishing trip with her aunt and uncle, Fran and Ron Dioguardi. Samantha was fishing with light tackle in Pine Island Sound. Samantha Zwin with her first catch Fish Caught 5/23/14Email your editorial copy to:


15 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Church Honors GraduatesSanibel Community Churchs youth ministry H20 is honored to congratulate this years high school graduates. They are Brodie Burns, David Fastenau, Porter Goss, Abby Haas, Mariah Budd and Kate Stone. On Sunday, May 18, these graduates will be honored and prayed for during the churchs services. Mariah and Kate are graduating from Fort Myers High School. Mariah will be attending Auburn University in the fall, and Kate will be attending Florida State University this summer. Brodie is planning on taking a year sabbatical to explore his interests, especially in the area of music performing, writing, touring and reviewing all possibilities. Porter will be graduating from Canterbury School this May and will be attending Wake Forest University in August. Abby will be taking a gap year before attending college. During her year off, she will be interning for two nonprofit organizations, one in Jacksonville this fall and the other in Nashville next spring. She still is unsure where she wants to go to school and what she wants to study, but is trusting God will make that clear in the upcoming year. David plans to continue to work with his step-father at Wooster TV, learning how to run a business first hand. He plans to attend college, but is waiting for Gods guidance. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Brodie Burns David Fastenau Porter Goss Abby Haas Kate Stone Mariah Budd Sea Breeze Caf Pool & Beach Bar 1451 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel IslandSundial Beach Resort & Spa Has Many Reasons To Celebrate Best Full Service Resort Open to the Public Visit for complete entertainment schedule.


Hello Shoppers of Sanibel, When you shop Jerrys of Sanibel youll experience much more than just quality grocery shopping. From H20 Outfitters to Sanibel Surf Shops flagship store to Sanybels Finest and more, there are just enough shops at Jerrys to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day. Before shopping at Jerrys Foods, you can enjoy PocoLocos exclusive ice cream selection from local favorite, Love Boat Ice Cream, or you can get pampered at Sanibels only organic spa and salon Spatini Teabar. And our courtyard is a wonderful spot to relax with family and friends; its a little piece of paradise teeming with colorful exotic birds! Stop by and say hello! Regards, Jerrys of Sanibel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Welcome to Welcome to Jerrys Jerrys of of Sanibel Sanibel Fax 239.472-1658Toll Free 866.746.6574 239.472-6776 ARTS & CRAFTSHours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days F2394721658 To To A R AR 239-472-TINI (8464) www.spatiniteabar.comMassage Salon Services Facials Tanning Tea & Retail Bridal Services Tea barSpatini Organic Spa & Hair Lounge NANNYS NANNYS CHILDRENS SHOPPE CHILDRENS SHOPPE Childrens Childrens Fashion Fashion Featuring: JoJo Maman, Florence Eiseman, Featuring: JoJo Maman, Florence Eiseman, Le Top, Anita G & many other ne brands Le Top, Anita G & many other ne brands ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 201416


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ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 201418 Summer Sailing Program Open House SaturdayThe Captiva Island Yacht Club will hold an open house for its summer sailing program on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be hot dogs and soda, and a chance to check out the clubs new fleet of boats and kayaks. Beginners class runs June 23 through July 4 and campers will learn: How to rig and sail an Opti class dinghy Fundamentals of sailboat racing How to tie basic rope knots How to handle a kayak Earn Level 1 Certification from the USSA (United States Sailing Association) Intermediate class runs July 7 through July 21 (for sailors with previous experience). Enrollment is limited. For more information and enrollment form, contact Lauren Davies at 472-9627 or email Classes will be taught by Marshall Long, certified USSA sailing instructor, U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, retired Lee County school teacher, Edison Sailing Center lead instructor, and active sailboater and racer. From page 7Optimist ClubUncorked Food & Wine Festival, Island Temptations restaurant gift certificate raffle and Jingle Bell Walk for FISH of Sanibel-Captiva. According to Optimist International, whose motto is Friend of Youth, the purposes of an Optimist Club is to develop optimism as a philosophy of life; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of ones service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world. Those purposes are clearly echoed by several members of the club. Working with the kids and getting to see what you did helped make a difference gives me a great sense of satisfaction, said long-time member Randy Carson. I like the concept of being kidfocused, added John Jones. Over the years, Ive met a lot of great people here. Its a really great group. For additional information about the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club, contact Stan Howard at 472-0836 or visit www. Captiva Island Yacht Club has a new fleet of sailboats and kayaks 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or


19 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Snowy Plover Nesting StatisticsAs of Friday, May 9, there were seven active snowy plover nests with eggs on Sanibel. Nest 1 hatched all three eggs on May 9. There was a total of 10 nests but one was lost to predation (probably by crows) and the second was lost due to human interference. The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) coordinates the monitoring of snowy plover nesting on Sanibel. Snowy plovers nest on the beach and SCCF stakes protective exclosures around snowy plover nests. Do not enter the staked exclosures and keep dogs out as well. When snowy plovers are not moving, they are extremely well camouflaged. If a snowy plover is flushed from its nest, it takes very little time for the hot sun to damage the eggs. The snowy plover is a state-listed, threatened species on Sanibel. The most recent estimate indicates that around 200 pairs of snowy plovers remain along the west coast of Florida, from the Panhandle through Cape Sable. Snowy plover nesting season runs through August, and they can nest two or three times in one season. You can learn more about snowy plovers at a weekly program offered every other Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at SCCFs Nature Center, 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road, or visit SCCFs website at Indigo Trail And Cross Dike Closed The Indigo Trail (hiking/biking trail) and the Cross Dike at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel was closed on Tuesday, May 13 and will remain closed through Friday, June 6 so that the trail can be resurfaced with additional crushed shell. Resurfacing the trail will reduce erosion and enhance visitor access and experience. The trail will reopen for National Trails Day on Saturday, June 7. Snowy plover with two chicks photo by Hugh McLaughlin Sea Turtle Nesting StatisticsThe Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) reported a great first week of sea turtle season. There are already 11 nests on Sanibel and Captiva. Last year on May 9, there were three nests laid on the beaches (two on Sanibel West and one on Captiva). Sea turtle activity as of May 9: Sanibel East: 2 nests, 2 false crawls Sanibel West: 5 nests, 15 false crawls Captiva: 4 nests, 5 false crawls SCCF is also posting statistics to, where you can check for real time nesting data. Look under Resources for Nesting, Florida and then Sanibel East and West, and Captiva. *false crawl a failed nesting attempt If you have questions, or would like to know more about sea turtles on Sanibel, contact or call SCCF at 472-2329.


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ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 201422 Tarpon Fishing Still Proving Frustrating For Most Anglersby Capt. Matt MitchellWith the tarpon bite still slow and what seems like never ending strong south winds, anglers had to make changes to their plans and find other options if they wanted to catch fish. This spring continues to be one of the strangest springs I have ever spent fishing our area. Dirty stirred-up water in the sound from all the wind we have been experiencing and the noticeable lack of shiners are just a few of the issues that have made consistent fishing hard to locate. Every fishing guide I talk to is dealing with the exact same situation of the frustration of going out after tarpon and simply not locating any numbers of fish. Twice this week while tarpon fishing, I ran as far as Boca Grande both searching the sound and out along the beaches during the calmer periods without seeing more than one rolling or free jumping tarpon here and there. Picking up the phone in desperation to call other captains everyone is having the same issue: Where are the fish? Fishing in the what appears to be clearer and better quality water in San Carlos Bay seems to be the better option. Although there are not lots of fish in the southern sound right now, at least youre going to see a few. Spending your time anchored up rather than running all over town to find what is just not there is the better bet. Most of my tarpon sightings in the southern sound seem to be coming later in the day and not the usual early morning tarpon activity we are used to. On three tarpon trips this week, I hooked only one tarpon, and that was on an afternoon trip. Luckily, there are lots of sharks around to at least bend the rods, but basically to even have a chance, you have to be patient and a little lucky. This years tarpon season so far has been a big disappointment. With late cold fronts, hopefully everything is just late to get started and the tarpon will suddenly show up in huge numbers. Catch-and-release snook fishing has been the go to for me this week. Strong morning incoming tides had the snook eating basically any live bait you could put on a hook. Pinfish, shiners and threadfins all caught snook ranging in size from 22 inches to 38 inches. When using bigger baits, switch up to the bigger spinning tackle if you want any chance of stopping these bigger snook from getting around the structure. This heavier tackle will shorten the fight time too and allow these big pre-spawn females to swim off not as exhausted. Good numbers of snook have been located anywhere from the beaches in to the middle sound. Target these fish on blown down trees on the beaches, docks around the passes, deeper mangrove points and oyster bars. When you can find fast moving current and the wind moving in the same direction as the tide, the snook are there and hungry. All the local passes are also starting to load up with good numbers of snook along with a few redfish and some bigger trout. After was has been a very average or worse than average bite for the last few months, this is some much needed action and great to see so many snook around. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Dr. Dan from Kentucky with a 37-inch snook caught while mangrove fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Ingested shing gear can kill birds, reptiles and mammals BILL FISCHER To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


CROW Case Of The Week: Nine-Banded Armadilloby Patricia MolloyOne of the most fascinating mammals in the United States is the nine-banded armadillo (dasypus novemcinctus). Named for the number of breaks in the leathery armor that protects its body, the nine strips of skin add flexibility to an otherwise taut hide. One of the most interesting facts about these creatures is that, like the Virginia opossum, the nine-banded armadillo has a developed a unique defense mechanism. Whereas the opossum will play dead when it feels threatened, the armadillo will jump three to four feet straight into the air when startled. It is believed that the sudden reflex scares away potential predators in the wild. Unfortunately, this very same springing action has resulted in armadillos jumping into the undercarriage of moving vehicles, most often with fatal results. A couple of weeks ago, a tiny pink-skinned armadillo was admitted to CROW after being orphaned. Upon presentation, the wildlife veterinarians discovered that the baby was suffering from an upper-respiratory infection and an intestinal disease. When I held him up, I could hear his (labored) breathing, explained Dr. Kristin. Despite its grave physical condition, Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director, was impressed with the armadillos alert disposition. He was so perky and he wanted to live! Dr. Kristin recalled with glee. Dr. Heather ordered a round of antibiotics and had the tiny patient placed in a warm incubator in the clinics ICU. With supportive care, the little guy has not only survived, but is growing by leaps and bounds. For the first week, he was fed a nutrient-rich formula several times each day. He is not eating on his own yet, but we just introduced him to cat food and meal worms. I just sprinkled a few bits in a dish and he furiously sniffed them, said Dr. Kristin encouragingly. The next step in its natural development, explained Dr. Heather, was to introduce a litter box to its environment. Proficient diggers in the wild, armadillos use their long, sharp claws to dig for insects and larvae to eat and to create underground burrows in which to live. Burrows can reach 20 feet in length and usually contain one large section that is used as a bedroom; an armadillo will fill that area with leaves to make a comfortable bed. We filled a shallow plastic container with dirt and he uses it as a litter pan. We put meal worms in it and he has a blast! It is huge, wonderful enrichment for these guys, said Dr. Heather. Since 1968, CROW has participated in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of more than 100,000 wildlife patients and relies solely on charitable support. 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: A baby nine-banded armadillo, patient #0946, quietly naps inside an incubator. In the wild, armadillos make loud grunting noises when they hunt for insects. 23 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive 634 N. Yachtsman Drive Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots


ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 201424 Plant SmartTrees Signal Springby Gerri ReavesIt can take a while for newcomers to notice the seasonal changes of South Florida. Long-time residents learn to recognize the rhythm of the subtropical seasons, although they might be more subtle than those in northern climes. Native trees like the ones pictured here are among the many species announcing springs arrival. Both West Indian mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni) and red maple (acer rubrum) drop their leaves in the cooler months and produce new spring foliage after a rest. West Indian mahogany is classified as semi-deciduous, so quickly does the shedding and replacement of leaves occur. Four to eight narrow leaflets with pointed tips make up the compound leaves. Another notable springtime feature is the profusion of tulip-shaped seed pods, easily visible on the bare branch tips. This graceful tree can be as tall as 75 feet, with a symmetrical canopy of 50 feet. Its new growth arrives in time to provide a refuge of dappled shade in the hotter months. Found only in some of the states southern counties, it is protected by law and listed as threatened. Wildlife-friendly red maple ( acer rubrum) also excels as a shade tree. The threeor five-lobed leaves measure about five inches across. With the arrival of the cooler months, they turn autumnal gold, orange and red in a rather northern way before dropping. The appearance of red maples new Slash pines candles herald spring photos by Gerri Reaves New leaves are already appearing on this mostly bare West Indian mahogany Lets SHOP Till We Drop Collars, Harnesses & Leads Great Pet Toys Pet Beds & Carriers Breed Speci c Items Cat Stuff Too! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.395.1464 fax 239.395.1458 Specializing in all Natural Pet Food and Treats Enjoy a meal with us in our French Cafe atmosphere.Dine inside or out. Youll love our pet-friendly outdoor patio!Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2625 fax 239.395-1458 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


25 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014foliage, which follows small reddish winter flowers, is a sure sign of spring. Growing to 50 feet or more, the tree provides a canopy of shade in the hotter months. Slash pines (Pinus elliottii) candles, or new growth, also signal spring. The dense clusters of dark-green needles of about eight to 10 inches long appear at the branch ends. This iconic evergreen tree can reach up to 120 feet tall, with the new growth reaching up, rather than out. Planted in a group, slash pine provides shade, food for wildlife, and pine straw for mulch. It is extremely drought tolerant and adapted to fire, but is very sensitive to root disturbance. You cant go wrong with these native trees, provided theyre planted in the right spot and given room to develop. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Red maple re-leafs in the spring Wade Britton, 37, of Alexandria, Virginia found a junonia along the shore near the Island Inn, where he was staying He commented: Its in memory of long-time sheller, Barry Britton. Shell Found Wade Britton Although fishing has been tough this year due to lack of sea grass and bait fish, Indy and Karen Pati were fortunate on Mothers Day to find grass and trout! Indy caught the big one at 22 inches, and Karen helped with a few more trout and a mangrove snapper. They said, Have patience, the grass is coming back and the bait fish will follow. Meanwhile, put a shrimp on a bobber and go fishing. Fish Caught Indy Pati with the trout catch Our email address is 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 201426 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show presents informative anecdotes about the native and migratory wildlife species brought to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, along with photos of patients admitted to the facility. In 2013, CROWs wildlife hospital cared for 3,391 sick, injured and orphaned animals. Of the 200 different species, 60 percent were birds, with 33 percent mammals and seven percent reptiles. CROW is not permitted to display its patients publically, so this presentation offers the next best thing: numerous candid snapshots of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The next CROW Picture Show will be held on Friday, May 23 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 and free for members and children 12 or under. The entry fee also includes access to the Visitor Education Center, which exhibits CROWs efforts to save wildlife through care, education and collaboration. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228 or visit Baby raccoon nestled on a shoulder photo(s) courtesy of CROW Baby otters playing Baby squirrel eating corn Baby striped skunk Safe Boating CampaignThe weather is finally warming up and the countdown to summer has begun. Its almost time for family vacations, BBQs, boating, fishing or just some time to relax in the sun. Unfortunately, too often both experienced and inexperienced boaters have a false sense of security and dont wear life jackets. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in almost three-fourths of recreational boating fatalities, and that 85 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. Florida ranks No. 1 in the nation for boating accidents and boating fatalities, with boating mishaps causing more than 50 deaths in the state in 2012 alone. In preparation for the summer boating season, the National Safe Boating Council will kick off its national Wear It! campaign promoting safe boating and life jacket wear with National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 17 to 23, and the campaign continues throughout the summer. For more information about the Wear It! campaign, visit Watch a PSA about the importance of wearing a life jacket at com/watch?v=3RQ4QNT1a40. Watch an inflatable life jacket instructional video at great food good timesJean Le Boeuf food PLACEIsland Restaurant 239-472-0223 Casual Outdoor Dining Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000 We have the Major League We have the Major League Baseball (MLB) Package Baseball (MLB) Package HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight 3-5 pm & 9:30 pm-Midnight $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers $1.50 Domestic Drafts $6 Domestic Pitchers Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations!


27 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Shell Of The WeekTurkey Wing And Mossy Arkby Jos H. Leal, PhD, The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Curator and Director of EducationThis is the tale of two sister species: one gets all the glory, and the other goes mossly unnoticed. But these two species are actually very similar and easy to confuse. The Turkey Wing (Arca zebra) has a shell coloration that resembles the color pattern on the wings of a Wild Turkey (and the shell outline evokes the wings shape). The Mossy Ark (Arca imbricata) lacks that strong color contrast and the well-defined pattern present on the Turkey Wing. This latter species shows a long projection of the hinge line (the very straight white line on top of the shell, see picture) that is lacking in the Mossy Ark. In addition, the sculpture in the Turkey Wing consists of thin and raised radial (departing from the beak) lines, whereas the Mossy Ark has flatter and broader ribs. There are yet other differences, but now you have some basic information to help confirm (or change) the identity of some the ark shells you found this past season. To learn more about these species, visit and This Week At The Museum Join us for a Bunche Beach Low Tide Beach Walk with museum curator and Director of Education Dr. Jos H. Leal, on Monday, May 26 at 7 p.m. Learn from an expert as you explore the low tide at Bunche Beach in Fort Myers and look for shells. Call 395-2233 to make reservations. The cost is $10 and all participants receive a coupon for half-off museum admission. 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. Jos 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. The cost is $10, and parking at Island Inn is free for beach walk participants. Space is limited. Call 395-2233 to make a reservation. All participants receive a coupon for half-off 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 museum admission. Bunche Beach Low Tide Excursions: Dr. Jos 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 395-2233 to make reservations. The next walk is Monday, May 26 at 7 p.m. Weekly Schedule Friday, May 16 Marine Naturalist Cruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17 Marine Naturalist continued on page 31 Valves of the Turkey Wing, left, and the Mossy Ark CAPTIVA CRUISES Here are just a few of the exciting cruises we offer: Marine Naturalist Adventure A partnership between Captiva Cruises and the Bailey Mathews Shell Museum. Come aboard the Adventure, our 24-passenger sailing catamaran for an unforgettable island expedition. Passengers enjoy a Zodiac boat ride to the island, a naturalist guided shelling adventure, tropical islan d lunch and a fun sail back to Captiva. Prices also include admission to the Shell Museum. 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ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 201428 Birds Eye ViewThe Tao Of The Natural Worldby Mark Bird WestallLately, I seem to be finding myself browsing through my personal library (not eBooks) and rediscovering books that I had picked up over the years and read, or partially read, and then forgot about. I am sure that much of my current philosophies presented here in this column were formed by reading these books (I find many passages marked in hi-liter), but to be honest with you, some of these books I do not remember reading at all. So, I have been reading them all over again... and its just like reading them for the first time. Unfortunately, two of my most recently re-read books sent me into a profound depth of depression. For several days after reading these books, I questioned the value of what it is I do as a naturalist because they brought to light the seemingly insurmountable calamity the human species is heading towards if it continues to perceive the natural world as something separate from ourselves and only exists for our exploitation and enjoyment. Before agriculture came into being and, eventually, the Industrial Revolution, humans were forced to feel a kinship with the natural world. If we ignored the natural laws the world, we died. It was as simple as that. So, the more primative hunter-gatherers developed spiritual thoughts to guide them that represented those natural forces. But with the rise of agriculture, and then later on more advanced technologies, we found out we could cheat those laws and get away with it. If only for a little while. The first book I just recently re-read is called Where The Wild Things Were by William Stolzenburg. It is a very good read, though depressing, and it presents how modern humans have spent a lot of energy exterminating the top predators on the planet. He explains the importance of these species and how their disappearance can initiate a trophic cascade which, in turn, causes entire ecosystems to fail. Everywhere on the planet, humans have done their best to eliminate the competition these high-order predators present to us. These animals either historically used to kill us, or our livestock, or the wild game we wanted to hunt for ourselves, so we got rid of them. By the way, isnt that also what we have done to competing cultures? Isnt that what we did to the indigenous peoples of North America in the 1600s to 1800s, and now again today, in South America? Thus, I can understand the basis behind my constant moaning about Sanibel creating a pygmy alligator population on the island and whether or not those smaller predators will do a sufficient job of protecting nesting wading birds from marauding ground predators such as raccoons. While reading that book, it led me to Requiem For Nature, written by John Terborgh. He is a scientist who has documented the trophic cascades that have occurred in the Amazon Basin. This book goes into great detail explaining the difficulty we seem to have in preserving species diversity on the planet. He predicts that by the year 2045, a short 30 years from now, the last of the primary rainforest on the planet will be gone. And of course, as Im sure many of you already know, the tropical rainforest is where most of the planets species diversity exists! Can you live a healthy life on McDonalds Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets alone? But one always has to find a reason to continue on, so the other day on Facebook, I was sent the preface to a book written originally in 1975 by a physicist named Fritjof Capra. The book is entitled The Tao of Physics. As I read the preface, it sounded vaguely familiar to me, so I went back to my library and there it was. I was a little embarrassed because the bookmark I still had in it was only to page 118 (maybe there was a little too much physics for this naturalist). But the preface does a pretty good job of explaining what I am all about and why I keep on bothering the good folks of Sanibel preaching my philosophies about the natural world. I would like to quote the beginning of that preface: Five years ago, I had a beautiful experience which set me on a road that has led to the writing of this book. I was sitting by the ocean one late summer afternoon, watching the waves rolling in and feeling the rhythm of my breathing, when I suddenly became aware of my whole environment as being engaged in a gigantic cosmic dance. Being a physicist, I knew that the sand, rocks, water and air around me were made of vibrating molecules and atoms, and that these consisted of particles which interacted with one another by creating and destroying other particles. I knew also that the Earths atmosphere was continually bombarded by showers of cosmic rays, particles of high energy undergoing multiple collisions as they penetrated the air. All this was familiar to me from my research in high-energy physics, but until that moment I had only experienced it through graphs, diagrams and mathematical theories. As I sat on that beach, my former experiences came to life I saw cascades of energy coming down from outer space, in which particles were created and destroyed in rhythmic pulses; I saw the atoms of the elements and those of my body participating in this cosmic dance of energy; I felt its rhythm and I heard its sound To be continued A former city council member and mayor, Mark Bird Westall has owned and operated Canoe Adventures, Inc. on Sanibel for over 33 years. Visit for more information. CLOSED FOR LUNCH UNTIL FALL CLOSED FOR LUNCH UNTIL FALL BALLROOM BALLROOM Dance First Think LaterBurn calories and meet new friends!Line Dance and Salsa Group ClassesLine Dancing 5:00 Monday Salsa 5:00 Wednesday No partner required $20 per class 2496 Pine Ridge Road 239-579-0468 (next to Subway)


29 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Local Author Shares Story With YoungstersThe Childrens Education Center of the Islands had a visit from Sanibel author Erin Holzman. Holzman shared her book, Peris Sanibel Island Adventure, which was illustrated by her mother, Mrs. Grad, a full time Sanibel resident. The book is a mother/daughter collaboration about how friends use teamwork to solve a problem, an important lesson for preschoolers. Children with visiting author Exploring Parallel Worldsby Di SaggauFlorida author Cristin Bishara has written a debut novel for young adults that revolves around the possibility of exploring parallel lives. Relativity is about Ruby Wright, a young girl who is unhappy in her current life. Her mother died when she was young, her father has remarried, and she has a step-sister that makes Cinderellas look like angels. This is a book of what-ifs told with a pleasing mixture of science and emotions. Uprooted from California and being the new kid in a small Ohio town is not what Ruby wants. She no longer can have brownies and clever conversations with her best friend George. Her stepsister Kandy has a sign on her door that reads Get Lost, Go Away, Die and she means it. When Ruby notices a giant oak tree outside in the distance, she is drawn to it as if by a power beyond her control. Minutes later, Im out of the cornfield and under the trees canopy of cool shade. It seems taller than yesterday. Ancient, alive. The humming is louder. And the trunk has changed. A layer of bark has been shed, in the shape of a large, perfect rectangle. Jabs of fear, quick and strong like voltage spikes, tell me Im in danger, that I should go back. At the same time, Im pulled forward by a force that feels inescapable. The ground beneath me feels charged, a steady thrum of power. I take a few steps closer and see that its not just a rectangle of smooth trunk. There are etchings all over it, and in the middle, near the right edge, theres a metal knob. Its a door. The tree holds the key to Rubys being able to travel to nine alternative realities each containing variations of her life. Is it possible for her to find a perfect world? Can she reconnect with her mom? Its a fascinating journey as Ruby continues her search. As she says, At daybreak, Im going back to the tree. If it really is a wormhole, Im about to prove string theory and make science history. And maybe, just maybe, Ill bump into mom. I was impressed with Bisharas knowledge of science. She cleverly works it into the story as she explores the laws of time and space, love and loss. Fellow author Megan Miranda said, Smart, suspenseful and completely unique, this story lingered with me long after I finished. Cristin Bishara has an MFA in creative writing. She lives in Florida with her husband, two girls and a rescued racing greyhound. To learn more, go to www. Send your editorial copy Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Dinner Dinner Daily Daily 4pm 4pm Serving Serving Lunch Lunch Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 11:30am 11:30am GLUTEN FREE MENU AVAILABLE Li ve E nt er ta in me nt N ig htly On li ne D is co un ts Lo ya lt y Pr og ra m T he B es t Ha pp y Ho ur TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE! TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE! LIZZIE TRUE & LIZZIE TRUE & THE LIARS BAND THE LIARS BAND Friday, May 16 Friday, May 16 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm INDECISION INDECISION Saturday, May 17 Saturday, May 17 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm Wednesday 5/14 LIVE MUSIC By Charles 630-9:30pm ALIAS Ray Charles Wednesday 5/14 LIVE MUSIC By Charles 630-9:30pm ALIAS Ray Charles SUNDAY SUNDAY Two Dinner Entrees & A Bottle of House Wine For $50.00 Two Dinner Entrees & A Bottle of House Wine For $50.00 MONDAY & THURSDAY MONDAY & THURSDAY Lobster & Steak Night starting at $16.00 Lobster & Steak Night starting at $16.00 TUESDAY TUESDAY All Night Happy Hour & $4.99 Appetizers All Night Happy Hour & $4.99 Appetizers WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY Add a $1.00 for a 3 Course Dinner Add a $1.00 for a 3 Course Dinner FRIDAY & SATURDAY FRIDAY & SATURDAY New Happy Hour 10pm-close New Happy Hour 10pm-close CELEBRATE OUR 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! CELEBRATE OUR 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! BUY ONE ENTREE/GET ONE FREE BUY ONE ENTREE/GET ONE FREELUNCH OR DINNER with the purchase of two beveragesMaximum discount $20.00, regular menu only, not valid with any other food discount or promotion, enjoy with Happy Hour, 18% gratuity added before discount. Exp. 5/31/14


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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You still need to work out last-minute snags in your dealings with a rival. Hold your ground despite a perceived lack of support. Things should turn around before you know it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Best not to delay preparing for that upcoming family event. The sooner you get things started, the better chance you have of finding potential problems and making needed changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The romantic Moon Child might be reluctant to see the reality behind that ideal situation. But by midweek, the practical Crab emerges to help clear away the moonbeams. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Although the Big Cat might be receptive to more purrsuasion to get you to agree to a workplace change, make sure you can distinguish the fine line between facts and flattery. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your positive attitude in the workplace helps to get you noticed by the right people. Now go ahead and use some of that new selfconfidence to help shore up a personal relationship. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you might still have to work out some problems with a business partner, things go more smoothly on the home front. An investment opportunity might need more study. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Dont be reluctant to act on your suspicion. Even if others see nothing wrong, the astute Scorpio could sense an underlying problem that isnt always obvious on the surface. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A new opportunity presents some obstacles that need to be dealt with as soon as possible. Delaying action in hopes that the problems will go away could be counterproductive. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A friend or family members request might carry some hidden factors that could later create problems. Be sure you know all the facts before you make your decision. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A setback in implementing a plan could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Use the downtime to rework your original concepts and see where changes could be made. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might not be consciously fishing for compliments, but admit it -wont you feel great when your efforts are noticed? So accept the praise gracefully. You earned it. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of beauty in your personal life extends to your efforts to protect and preserve the natural world around you. On May 22, 1843, a massive wagon train, made up of 1,000 settlers, sets off down the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri. Known as the Great Emigration, the expedition finally arrived in October, completing the 2,000-mile journey in five months. On May 25, 1878, Gilbert and Sullivans HMS Pinafore premieres at the OperaComique in London, beginning a nearrecord run of 571 performances. The story of Pinafore concerns a First Lord of the Admiralty who is thwarted in his attempt to woo and marry the beautiful young daughter of a British Navy ships captain. On May 21, 1901, Connecticut becomes the first state to pass a law regulating motor vehicles, limiting their speed to 12 mph in cities and 15 mph on country roads. The proposed legislation had requested a speed limit of 8 mph within city limits. On May 23, 1911, the New York Public Library, the largest marble structure ever constructed in the United States, is dedicated in New York City. The day after its dedication, some 40,000 citizens passed through to make use of a collection that already consisted of more than a million books. On May 19, 1935, T.E. Lawrence, a former British Army officer known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia, dies as a retired Royal Air Force mechanic living under an assumed name. The legendary war hero, author and archaeological scholar succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident six days earlier. On May 20, 1969, Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), in a Senate speech, condemns the battle for Ap Bia Mountain in Vietnam, which had become known as Hamburger Hill. During the intense fighting, 597 North Vietnamese were reported killed and U.S. casualties were 56 killed and 420 wounded. May 24, 1989, Sex, lies and videotape, the debut feature from the 26-year-old writerdirector Steven Soderbergh, wins the Palme dOr at the Cannes Film Festival. The $1.2 million film was aggressively marketed by its distributor, Miramax Films, and went on to gross some $26 million. It was noted British lexicographer Samuel Johnson who made the following sage observation: The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. If an American black bear is pregnant when it goes into hibernation, she could give birth without ever awakening. While she is still in her torpor, her body will draw on reserves of fat to produce milk to nurse her young. However, if something that could be dangerous to her young comes within 50 feet of the den, the mother bears heart rate will spike and she will wake to defend the cubs. If youre holding your nose, you cant hum. Try it. If you happen to be fortunate enough to spot numerous bears together in the wild (or unfortunate enough, depending on the circumstances), thanks to this column youll be able to call the group by its correct collective noun: Its a sloth or sleuth of bears. On a chemical level, theres not too much difference between blood and seawater. If youve ever looked closely at a zipper, you may have noticed the letters YKK on the tab. The letters stand for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha, which is Japanese for Yoshida Manufacturing Shareholding Company, which produces most of the zippers found in the U.S. An octopus has three hearts. 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31 ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014Poets Corner selected by Tanya HochschildThere is hardly a subject Ogden Nash has not explored poetically. On the eve of the Preakness, and keeping the Poets Corners May sports theme alive, enjoy the following poem. For those betting men and women, may your horse come in first! Untitled Poemby Ogden Nash At Santa Anita and Hialeah The horses begin to get the idea. They loosen their muscles at Tropical Park And take the baths at Hot Springs Ark. They skip the rope at Jamaica and Bowie, In April, going half good, half gooey, And finish their road work Jogging through the towns All the way from Keeneland To Churchill Downs. Theyve sworn off smoking, Theyve sworn off drinks, Their condition today is the Pinkest of pinks. And for what are they working Up to the zenith? For the Preakness, children, On May seventeenth. Ogden Nash published humorous poems in The New Yorker, he published more than two dozen books of verse, screenplays, lyrics and scripts for the theater, childrens stories and essays. He performed on radio and at lecture platforms around the U.S. but the bedrock of his art are his poems and their wit. From page 27Turkey Wing And Mossy ArkCruise at 9 a.m., Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Monday, May 19 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Carolyns Collection at 2 p.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 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 21 Exhibit Chat at 11 a.m.; Live Tank Demonstration at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 22 Marine Naturalist We invite submissions from local poets. 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NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands VOL. 21, NO. 47 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA MAY 16, 2014 B BSECTIONClarks Floating Island Offers Kaleidoscope Of Natureby Jeff LysiakA little more than one year ago, the lake behind Thelma Clarks home was often covered in gigantic patches of bright green algae. But take a look at the same body of water this spring. Gone is the unsightly algae, replaced by the sight of a healthy and vibrant albeit a little unusual looking vegetated landscape floating near the center of the lake. In March 2013, with assistance from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Clark launched a Managed Aquatic Plant System (MAPS) within the lake located in her back yard. Developed by Beemats, a company based in New Smyrna Beach, Florida two decades ago, MAPS are manmade floating islands that are filled with emergent aquatic plants. As the plants grow, they draw excessive amounts of pollutants including nitrogen and phosphorus from the water. Once fully grown, the plants are removed and replaced with new plantings. As a result of the natural filtering system, a polluted body of water is essentially cleaned through hydroponics. One year after launching the floating island in the lake behind her house, Clark reported the experiment has been hugely successful. Its given me such entertainment, said Clark, who learned about MAPS after attending a lecture on water quality conducted by SCCF Marine Lab Research Associate Mark Thompson. Ive seen so many birds and alligators enjoying the island. Its really turned out to be my primary form of entertainment almost every day. In addition to the snowy egrets, black crowned night herons, great blue herons and brown pelicans the island has attracted, a family of moorhens is the structures most popular residents with Clark. In fact, she has started to call it Moorhen Island.continued on page 18B Homeowner Thelma Clark shows off her manmade floating island, located in the lake behind Clarks house inside The Dunes subdivision photos by Jeff Lysiak One of the moorhens scours the surrounding landscape for food Last month, more than 400 pounds of vegetation was harvested from the island. New plantings which include saltmarsh cordgrass bacopa, sea oxeye daisy and knotgrass are growing rapidly this spring.


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4B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014Boys & Girls Clubs Look For Camp Supply DonationsThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County is looking for donations of supplies to help stock its Summer Enrichment Programs in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs. Each summer, the BGCLC provides 400 of its members the opportunity to participate in the clubs Summer Enrichment Programs that address the summer learning loss experienced by at-risk and underserved youth. The clubs provide academically focused activities to ensure its members continue to make positive gains in their education, and high-yield learning opportunities to promote creativity and participation in the arts. Free, nutritious lunches and snacks are provided daily during the camps to keep tummies full and minds sharp, while daily recreation and sports sessions help youth stay active and healthy. While our clubs are commonly known to provide positive after-school programs to the communitys at-risk youth, we also continue our mission to inspire and enable young people even through the summer months when academic retention is critical, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer of the BGCLC. Unfortunately, when school doors close, many children struggle to access educational opportunities as well as basic needs such as healthy meals and adequate adult supervision. Our clubs are where those kids need to be, spending their summer days engaging in educational activities and other programs that we ensure create positive outcomes for our members both in school and the community. Requested donations include batteries, cleaning supplies, books for elementary, middle and high school levels, craft paint and paint brushes, white and colored copy paper, construction paper, markers, stencils, fabric paint, yarn, poster board, Styrofoam, modeling clay, musical instruments, costumes, pool sticks, ping pong balls, foosballs, basketballs, soccer balls, whiffle ball equipment, jump ropes, kick balls, flag football belts, new board games, table games, paper plates and napkins, mixing bowls, whisks, and fruits and vegetables. Donations can be delivered to the continued on page 23B Boys & Girls Clubs kids Date Announced For Sanctuary Community Golf ChallengeSaturday, January 24 has is the date for the 13th annual Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge. Since 2003, members of The Sanctuary Golf Club have supported this event that has raised nearly $1 million to help make a difference in the local community. The proceeds for the 2015 tournament will benefit The Charitable Foundation of the Islands, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to those in need on Sanibel and Captiva islands. Co-chairmen Tom August and Steve Greenstein will be working with The Sanctuary Golf Club Director of Golf Brett Kist to ensure the continued success of the event. Brett Kist, The Sanctuary Golf Club director of golf (center) with 2015 Sanctuary Golf Challenge Committee Chairs Tom August (left) and Steve Greenstein S S AND POINTE New baths & kitchen are improving income here $749,000 BEACH ACROSS STREET 2nd floor condo with tropical view & easy access to gulf $274,000 INCOME & LOW FEES Gulf-front 2-bedroom walkout grossing $55K+/yr $699,000 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 2242 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Square Suite 3 Real estate blog at WIDE WATER VIEWS One of the largest lots in Shell Harbor, Sanibels east-end sea-walled canal community, over 1/2 acre w/patio dock on Limpet Dr just up waterway from Sanibel Marina $749,000 BUILD NEAR BEACH 1/2+acre parcel on Umbrella Pool Rd cul-desac in Sanibel Bayous within walking or biking distance of Clam Bayou & close to path to Bowmans Beach Rd & the gulf $399,000 BEST LOT VALUE With south side bordering conservation land (perfect private spot for a pool), this ~155 wide parcel on sandy Dimmick Dr in Belle Meade offers plenty of room for a spacious home $185,000 BEACH FRONT Sanibel Surfside incomeproducer, nicely updated $874,000 SOLID $ PRODUCER Views down Loggerhead Cay courtyard to gulf beach $499,000 MARINER POINTE Opportunity to select your preferred location & floor plan at Sanibels peninsula condo complex with private fishing pier, boat docks, 2 pools, tennis, bbq areas, bike/canoe/kayak racks, shuffleboard, deeded beach access, & peace-of-mind that comes with an on-site manager: #711Ground-level 3 bedroom with former lanais enclosed, impact glass, wood floors, expanded kitchen $599,900 #631Direct bay-front 2 bedroom (the larger floor plan) also with enclosed lanai, open kitchen, & more $549,000 #332nd floor remodeled 2 bedroom with open entry deck overlooking canals & marina, peek of bay too $520,000 #811Canal-side 2-bedroom walkout with custom maple cabinets, enclosed lanai views courtyard to bay $499,000


5B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Why Being There Matterssubmitted by MCSN Amanda L. OwensOn our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The United States Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the worlds oceans give the Navy the power to protect Americas interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the worlds oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of Americas finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They continued on page 7B Lt. J.G. Robert Allen, a resident of Cape Coral, left, and Lt. J.G. Kenna Vanourney, from London, Kentucky, run on the weather decks aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58). Philippine Sea is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Abe McNatt TRUST As the largest independent Trust Company in Southwest Florida, we combine personal service with world class investment management to create a superior client experience. Founded in 2001, we maintain the highest standards of safety and soundness. Client portfolios are separately managed and individually tailored to your total return, cash ow, and legacy needs. Experience the benets of private wealth management.Wealth Management | Trust Administration | Estate PlanningYour nancial future should rest in the hands of a company with the integrity and experience to preserve and grow your assets.


6B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Register For Summer Day Camp; Take Advantage Of Early Bird RatesThe Sanibel Recreation Departments Summer Day Camp is a traditional 11-week day camp which will run from Monday, June 2 through Friday, August 15. Summer Camp is offered to children entering grades first through eighth and will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all days except Friday, July 4. Campers will participate in activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, athletics as well as a variety of games. Special guests along with an enhanced field trip itinerary will also be a part of the action. Campers should bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and a brown bag lunch daily. The cost is $85 per week for members and $105 for non-members. Register in advance and receive the Early Bird rate. Financial assistance is also available to qualifying families. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit Date Early Bird RateAfter Early Bird Rate Week 1 June 2 6 Member: $85 Non-Member $105(registration by May 26)Member: $102 Non-Member: $126(registration on or after May 27)Week 2 June 9 13 Member: $85 Non-Member $105(registration by June 2)Member: $102 Non-Member: $126 (registration on or after June 3)Week 3 June 16 20 Member: $85 Non-Member $105(registration by June 9)Member: $102 Non-Member: $126(registration on or after June 10)Week 4 June 23 27 Member: $85 Non-Member $105(registration by June 16) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126(registration on or after June 17)Week 5 June 30 July 3 Member: $85 Non-Member $105 (registration by June 23) Member: $102 Non-Member: $126(registration on or after June 24)Week 6 July 7 11 Member: $85 Non-Member $105(registration by June 30)Member: $102 Non-Member: $126(registration on or after July 1)Week 7 July 14 18 Member: $85 Non-Member $105(registration by July 7)Member: $102 Non-Member: $126(registration on or after July 8)Week 8 July 21 25 Member: $85 Non-Member $105(registration by July 14)Member: $102 Non-Member: $126(registration on or after July 15)Week 9 July 28 August 1 Member: $85 Non-Member $105(registration by July 21)Member: $102 Non-Member: $126(registration on or after July 22)Week 10 August 4 8 Member: $85 Non-Member $105(registration by July 28)Member: $102 Non-Member: $126(registration on or after July 29)Week 11 August 11 15 Member: $85 Non-Member $105(registration by August 4)Member: $102 Non-Member: $126(registration on or after August 5) Read us online at 25 Years Experience Our email address is


7B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014Spend A Day With The RaysJoin your friends and neighbors on Wednesday, July 30 for a day with the Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets are $11 each. First pitch at Tropicana Field is 12:10 p.m. for the Rays game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Purchase your tickets at the Sanibel Recreation Center by Tuesday, July 22. This event is open to everyone, with limited tickets available. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit Online Triathlon Registration Is Open Slots for this years Galloway Captiva Triathlon are filling up at record pace. Registration for the 4th annual triathlon opened May 1. The Captiva Triathlon, held on September 13 and 14, is a family fun and fitness weekend at South Seas Island Resort centered around a childrens race on Saturday morning and a sprint-length race on Sunday morning. Kate Goodherham, one of the race directors said, Each year we have sold out faster. The athletes enthusiasm for this race is overwhelming. This year, entries will be limited to 750 (720 individuals and 30 teams). A special wave for Elite Amateur participants, who will be seeded in the opening wave, will compete head-to-head with other top amateur triathletes for awards three deep by gender. There will be three childrens fun races on Saturday: the sixto eight-year-olds and the nineto 10-year-olds will each complete a 100-yard swim, 1.5-mile bike and 0.5-mile run, while the age 10 to 13 racers face a 200-yard swim, three-mile bike and one-mile run. The swim course will take place in waist-deep water along Captivas gulf beach, and the course will be lined with adults and lifeguards. The bike course will be closed to all traffic, and the run course will be along the golf course overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. All children who finish will receive a medal. Angie Ferguson, a well-known Elite Level 2 level triathlon coach, 19-time Ironman, and one of the race directors for the event, said, It is such a thrill to be part of this event going into our fourth year. It gives our entire community a healthy focus while raising much needed funds in our area. Its a win-win all around. The Sunday adult race is a sprint length comprising a 0.25-mile swim, 10-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. It is the same incredible course that people loved last year, said Gooderham. Community Cooperative is the benefitting charity for the race, as it was the last three years. Last years race raised $20,000 for the local charity. A portion of the proceeds raised will go towards supporting the school pantry and emergency food backpack program, providing emergency food for more than 2,000 local children each school year. The program helps reduce child hunger and improves health and academic outcomes while providing support for Lee County children and families in need. For more information and a registration link, go to From page 5BWhy Being There Matterswill be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times. Thank you very much for your support of the men and women in U.S. Navy, deployed around the clock and ready to protect and defend America on the worlds oceans. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Blue Ribbon Classic Golf TournamentOn Saturday, May 17, The Sanibel School Funds annual Blue Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament will be held at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel Island. The golf tournament will begin with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, followed by a reception to include cocktails, food stations and entertainment in the clubhouse. Some of the highlights for players and their guests to enjoy will be a helicopter ball drop and a live auction with professional auctioneer Jean Baer. Helicopter drop balls are currently on sale at Bank of the Islands and Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory. For more information, contact Jason Maughan at Rob Lisenbee, vice president of lending at Bank of the Islands, and Jeff Weigel, owner of Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory


8B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014Sign Up For Fun Days At The Sanibel Recreation CenterRegistration is open for Half Day Fun Days at the Sanibel Recreation Center on Friday, May 23, Tuesday, May 27 and Wednesday, May 28, and the Full Day Fun Days on Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30. The Fun Days will offer a variety of athletic games, craft projects and special entertainment. Enrollment is available for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The Half Day Fun Day program is from 12 to 5:30 p.m. and the Full Day Fun Day program is from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Each child needs to bring a swimsuit and towel. Light snacks will be provided. This new option is now available to families seeking child care on school half days; however, these days are included at no charge for children currently enrolled in the After School Program. Register in advance and receive the Early Bird rate: Youth Summer Day Camp begins on Monday, June 2. Register in advance and receive the Early Bird rate. For more information, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or go to The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. DateProgramEarly Bird RateAfter Early Bird RateFriday, May 23 Half Day Fun Day Member: $20 Non-member $25(registration by May 16)Member: $24 Non-member: $30(registration on or after May 17)Tuesday, May 27Half Day Fun Day Member: $20 Non-member $25 (registration by May 20)Member: $24 Non-member: $30(registration on or after May 21)Wednesday, May 28 Half Day Fun Day Member: $20 Non-member $25(registration by May 21)Member: $24 Non-member: $30(registration on or after May 22)Thursday, May 29 Fun DayMember: $20 Non-member $25(registration by May 22)Member: $24 Non-member: $30(registration on or after May 23)Friday, May 30 Fun DayMember: $20 Non-member $25(registration by May 23)Member: $24 Non-member: $30(registration on or after May 24) SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last St. Louis Cardinals pitcher 22 or younger before Shelby Miller in 2013 to win 10-plus games in his first 20 starts of a season. 2. In 2013, Chris Davis became the fifth Baltimore Oriole to hit 40 or more home runs in a season. Name two of the first four to do it. 3. When was the last time before 2013 that the University of Wisconsin football team opened the season with back-to-back shutouts of opponents? 4. In 2013, Miamis LeBron James became the third NBA player to be named The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. Who were the first two? 5. Between 2000 and 2009, five goaltenders tallied a goal during an NHL game. Name three of them. 6. In 2014, Russias Albert Demchenko became the oldest medalist in an individual event in the Winter Games (42 years, 74 days). What event was it? 7. When was the last time before 2012 that the University of Texas won the NCAA Division I mens golf championship? ANSWERS 1. Steve Carlton, in 1967. 2. 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9B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Trailways Camp Reunion Held At The Community House On May 10, more than 200 campers, counselors, caregivers and families attended the 1st annual Trailways Camp Reunion at The Community House on Sanibel. Here, event guests enjoy a game of bingo during the fun-filled afternoon of singing, refreshments and presenting awards. photos by Jeff Lysiak Trailways camper Jeremy, who lives on Sanibel, poses for a picture with caregiver Susan Clemens Trailways Camp founders and party hosts Jerry and Sharon Miller Trailways camper Sophia autographs a photo taken during the spring camp Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club members, from left, Richard Johnson, Toby Clark, Cliff Nolan and Rick Siders Party guests line up for the popular photo booth Event emcee Craig Wolf Jimmy Lynch conducted the bingo game Benjamin Miller sings Happy Birthday to begin the program Camp coordinator Jesi Cason leads the crowd in singing The Tarzan Song


ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 201410B Draft Day Was Fiction, But Browns Followed The Script Last Weekby Ed FrankWere not in the business of reviewing movies, but last weeks National Football League Draft so resembled the plot of the recently-released film Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, that you would have thought that the Cleveland Browns were following the script of this Hollywood drama. And then, right on the heels of Draft Day comes the movie Million Dollar Arm that is being released today the true story of two cricket-playing youngsters in India who were brought to the United States in an attempt to turn them into Major League baseball players. But first lets get back to Costners Draft Day: In this exciting movie, Costner, the grim-faced general manager of the Cleveland Browns, out manipulates his fellow GMs to ultimately draft the three key players he wanted as the clock clicked down to zero on the day of the NFL Draft. Last week, Ray Farmer, the real-life general manager of the Cleveland Browns, jumped through three electrifying trades to finally grab on the third trade Texas A&M Quarterback Johnny Manziel, known as Johnny Football. Heres what Bill Livingston, columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote: Sonny Weaver, Jr., the wheeler-dealer of a Browns general manager in the movie Draft Day, met his match in Farmer. The Browns hopscotched all over the draft board in the first round, but the payoff was the enigmatic, electrifying, polarizing and exciting quarterback on the board. Now to the second top sports movie of the year, Million Dollar Arm: This is the tale of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, who won a 2008 reality show in their native country and went on to sign professional baseball contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The movie and the book of the same name is scripted out of a television contest in India that offered a prize of $100,000 to the pitcher who could throw the most strikes over 85 mph in a 20-pitch span. That pitcher then would have the chance to win $1 million if he could throw three consecutive strikes of at least 90 mph. Singh and Patel didnt win the $1 million, but their javelin-tossing skills did pave their way out of poverty and into the United States where they were signed by the Pirates.continued on page 26B Hole-In-OneHolly Rossignol got a hole-in-one on #11 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on May 8. Rossignol shot 110 yards using an 8 iron. A CPA spends years preparing formoments just like these .Call 239.472.13231648 Perwinkle Way, Suite D SanibelWe recommend Tax Saving Strategies that help you...Businesses and individuals pay the lowest amount of taxes allowable by law because we continually look for ways to minimize your taxes. ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Golf and Grub FridaysCome join us for a day of golf including lunch or dinner.$45 includes green and cart fees for 18-holes and your choice of the following for lunch or dinner; the choice is yours.Salmon BLTGrilled or Blackened Applewood Smoked BaconMesquite Grilled ChickenApplewood Smoked Bacon Sweet Baby Rays BBQCoyote Angus BurgerGrilled 1/2 pounder Cheddar Swiss AmericanCaesarCrisp Romaine Parmesan House Dressing Chicken or Shrimp Grilled or BlackenedAll meals include a non-alcoholic beverage.If going the dinner route please call the Blue Coyote for reservations (239.472.9222) Please mention Golf and Grub when booking your starting time (239.472.2626) Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


11B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Trust Company Hosts End Of Season PartyOn April 24, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company held its annual End of Season Party on the beachfront lawn at Casa Ybel Resort. More than 200 clients, dignitaries and friends of the company attended the event, which marked the end of another successful season. Birdie Anderson, Barbara Powers and Jeff Powers Trust Company founder Al Hanser, City Manager Judie Zimomra, Trust Company Executive VP Steve Greenstein Salli Kirkland, Mandy Greenstein and Ken Kouril Judy Kotula, Don Kotula, Trust Company Executive VP Robin Cook and Doug Cook Sherry and Doug Gentry Maria Olsen, Marc Giattini and Sheryl Lesch Tom August, Tim Murty, Patty Murty and Brian Murty Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email 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 BAYFRONT EXCLUSIVES 1272 Isabel DriveOver 10,000 sq ft with dock & lift, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath with Private Master Suite, Guest Room Privacy away from common area each with En Suite Bath, Private Pool & Elevator, Screened in Lanais & Open SundeckOffered at $3,750,000 Open HouseS DAILY1520 San Carlos Bay Drive 110 of Direct Bay Front LivingMaster Suite with En Suite Bath & Private Office, Guest Suites all located on Second Level, Open Balconies & Screened Lanais, Private Pool & Spacious GarageOffered at $2,195,000 Open HouseS DAILY283 Ferry Landing ~ East End LivingFree Standing Single Family Home, Direct Bay Front, Second Level encompassing the Master Suite with Sundeck, Private Elevator, Glassed in Lanai, 2 Vehicle Garage, Community offers Pool, Tennis, & Fishing PierOffered at $1,695,000 Open House Thursday May 15 1:00pm-4:00pm


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 Faviana Arena, server at the Over Easy 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 16, 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.Sanibel Neighbors Club DonationCips Place hosted a rally for the Sanibel Neighbors Club (SNC) on May 5 for more than 50 members. Cips created a Cinco de Mayo theme and members enjoyed the fish tacos special. Members donated multiple shopping bags full of food for FISH of SanibelCaptiva. SNC founders Jason LaManna, Jeremy Kane and Blanaid Colley also presented FISH with a check.


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 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 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 16, 2014 You can sit under the market umbrellas on the pet-friendly patio or inside the quaint and casual dining room. The grill is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations appreciated and carry out orders are welcome. 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From page 13BRestaurants SANIBEL BEANThe Sanibel Bean coffee shop is java central on Sanibel Island. With its indoor and outdoor seating and free wi-fi, its a popular venue for laptop-toting coffee lovers to relax and check their inboxes, have breakfast or lunch or recharge the batteries in the afternoon. Besides a big selection of coffee from around the globe and a variety of coffee drinks, The Bean has tea and other beverages and a variety of hearty sandwiches, pastries and muffins, plus other light fare. Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory offers a gluten free menu in addition to regular choices, along with pizza and wings, Boars Head meats, frozen yogurt and ice cream. There is indoor seating as well as outdoor tables shaded with umbrellas, and free wi-fi. SANIBEL DELI & COFFEE FACTORY SANIBEL GRILLThe Sanibel Grill has 19 big screen TVs with satellite TV tuned to every televised sporting event. The Grill shares a kitchen with The Timbers, serving the same fresh seafood, along with burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Crunchy Grouper and Crunchy Shrimp are signature dishes. SANIBEL SPROUTThe Sanibel Sprout is the place to go for organic, vegetarian, gluten-free take-out. All food is prepared by The Sprouts own vegan gourmet chef Nikki. To complement the food, The Sprout features an organic, sugar-free and dairy-free juice and smoothie bar. Favorite dishes include Vegan Lasagna, Mexican Salad, Zucchini Pesto Pasta, Indian Curry, Quinoa Salad and Untuna Sanwiches. Desserts include Lemonylicious Tart, Fresh Berries with Cashew Creme, Raspberry Cacao Truffles, gluten-free brownies and The Sprouts popular Sproutaccino Smoothie. Last but not least, theres always good coffee and a pot of tasty soup. Healthy Happy Hour is Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m., when juices and smoothies are half price. Talk to Chef Nikki about her 30-Day Vegan Challenge, for weight loss, optimal health or just a month of no cooking. SUNDIAL BEACH RESORT & SPAAt Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, all restaurants and bars are open to the public. Waterview is open for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. with panoramic views of the gulf. The signature dish is Clay Pot Baked Mediterranean Gulf Grouper. Sea Breeze Caf offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, serving a combination of classic tavern fare and innovative entrees, salads and sandwiches. Indoor gulf view or outdoor terrace dining. Breakfast is from 7 to 11 a.m. and an all-day menu is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pool & Beach Bar is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Food, tropical drinks, imported and domestic beers, and an array of popular wines are available. Entertainment is offered on select dates on the pool deck. The All-American-Poolside Buffet is held every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.; $19.95 for adults, $9.95 for children 3 to 12, kids under 3 dine free. 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 16, 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, reggae with Cruzan Vibes. 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, 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, Friday and Saturday at Il Cielos Cloud 9 Grill from 7 to 9 p.m. McDonald, a Sanibel resident, has had a long music career including being pianist for singer Andy Williams. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn will feature The Jewmaicans Friday and Saturday 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 Malibu Duo plays contemporary and reggae music for dancing at The Jacaranda on Thursdays 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. Happy hour is daily from 3 to 5 p.m. at Pool & Beach Bar and from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sea Breeze Caf with appetizers from $3 to $8 and beverages from $3 to $5. Register to win an Escape Weekend at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Entry forms are located at each resort restaurant. each party and theres a pot of colored crayons for doodling, whether youre an adult or a child. Traders has been around long enough to have become a favored local hang-out. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Theres live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays with Danny Morgan and Wednesdays with Chris Workman. 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15B ISLAND SUN MAY 16 2014 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 Caf at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa features Margarita Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday with $5 margaritas, taco bar for $12.95 and the Danny Morgan Band. Canary & Keys provides Sanibel soft rock on Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. with $5 pina colada specials. There is live entertainment on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. Happy hour is daily from 5 to 7 p.m. with a new drink menu and drink specials. Pool & Beach Bar at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa presents live entertainment every Friday and Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Turtles Beach & Pool Bar at Sundial Beach Resort features live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. with Danny Morgan performing on Fridays. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment on Friday with Dan Confrey; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Bu ckeye Ken. RC Otters on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out. Keylime Bistro on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva features live music days and nights seven days a week. Restaurant owners/managers, please email or fax any changes to your entertainment schedule to or 395-2299. Sundial Wins Best Alternative Burger AwardSundial Beach Resort & Spa was named the winner of the Best Alternative Burger in the recent Burgers & Bubbles competition at the Promenade at Bonita Springs, with Executive Chef Criss Menassas creation of the Ahi Tuna Burger. Chef Criss initially obtained a recipe from a master French chef for a ground tuna burger, blending it with a Vietnamese street food sandwich. Her Ahi burger is Asian inspired, with garlic, chili pepper and fresh ginger infused ground tuna, seared and topped with Napa cabbage and wasabi aioli on an artisan whole wheat roll. Sundial also submitted its Bring the Heat burger, featuring cast iron-seared Angus steak topped with pepper jack cheese, smoked jalapeo peppers and Tabasco onion straws on a griddled Challah roll. About 500 people were in attendance at the inaugural event billed as the areas first burger competition. For $45, guests could sample all the burgers and beer they could handle from 10 area restaurants. Bonita Springs Major Ben Johnson, Gina Birch and others served as celebrity judges. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, continued on page 26B The winning Sundial Beach Resort & Spa team, from left, Joshua Spicer, lead cook; Executive Sous Chef David Barry, Executive Chef Criss Menassa and Paul Cuppy, director of food and beverage. Read us online at

PAGE 48 over 14,500 associates | nearly 750 oces | 52 countries worldwide | 22 locationsSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. 16660 Captiva Drive Michael G. Lawler/Jane Reader Weaver 239.261.3939 $14,850,000 CAPTIVA 16682 Captiva Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $11,900,000 CAPTIVA 16428 Captiva Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $10,750,000 CAPTIVA 3411 West Gulf Drive Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $3,740,000 SANIBEL 2984 Wulfert Road Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $2,450,000 SANIBEL 428 Bella Vista Way East Augustina Holtz 914.648.8888 $1,895,000 SANIBEL Mastique #PH02 Robert Pecoraro 239.233.9277 $1,599,000 FORT MYERS 2514 Blind Pass Court Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,349,000 SANIBEL 2449 Harbour Lane Jane Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $878,000 SANIBEL 11851 Cypress Links Drive Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 $849,900 GATEWAY 13830 Sophomore Lane Vanya Demireva 239.565.0550 $760,000 FORT MYERS 101 Fairview Avenue Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $729,000 FORT MYERS Island Reef Club #103 Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $380,000 FORT MYERS BEACH 11359 Pond Cypress Street Maxwell Thompson 239.989.3855 $249,800 FORT MYERS To better serve our customers and friends, we are relocating to expand our office. Watch for the grand opening of our new location on Palm Ridge Road. With thriving locations on both Sanibel and Captiva Islands, we keep you moving.WERE ON THE MOVE! LUXURY HAS A NEW ZIP CODE Now oering rentals on Sanibel and Captiva Islands! renttheislands.comSANIBEL ..b 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 5 Sanibe l, FL 33957 CAPTIVA 11508 Andy Rosse Lane Cap tiva, FL 33924 16B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 201417B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014


From page 1BFloating IslandWhen Mark (Thompson) called me to come out and harvest the plants, I told him that hed have to wait because the moorhens had laid their eggs on the island I saw a few fuzzy chicks out there, said Clark. Im always seeing fascinating things. For five or six days in a row, I saw an alligator out there. They must realize that its a secure place for them. When SCCF was finally able to harvest the vegetation growing on the island, they also reported a successful first year. We harvested 435 pounds of vegetation from the island, which was 30 to 80 percent of the biomass of each of 610 plants, said Jenny Evans, manager of SCCFs Native Plant Nursery. That biomass contained at least 2.2 pounds of nitrogen and 0.22 pounds of phosphorus. According to Evans, SCCF had estimated that in order to come into compliance with water quality standards, 1,000 pounds of nitrogen and 26 pounds of phosphorus needed to be removed from Clarks lake. Even though the amount of nutrients taken out of the system from biomass removal is minor compared to what is needed, some research shows that the root system biofilms (a group of microorganisms covering the plants root surfaces) also improves nutrient cycling and actually removes more nitrogen and phosphorus from a stormwater pond than biomass uptake, she added. Once the plants are established in the island, a biofilm is always present, and therefore, is working all of the time. Also, SCCF discovered a large population of false mussels growing on the bottom of the island and along all of the plant roots. The false mussels on the island can filter a lot of water, removing particulate matter and potentially improving nutrient cycling (and therefore, nutrient removal) from the lake system, said Evans. One island fully populated with mussels can filter an estimated half million gallons of water per day. Recently, another pair of Sanibel homeowners Al and Sally Hanser installed a floating island in a lake bordering their property. It is hoped that the second MAPS on the island will have an even greater impact ecologically. Thelmas lake is 20 acres in size. For a 0.5 percent coverage, you would need 16 more islands, explained Evans. Horseshoe Lake (behind the Hansers house) is half that size, so 0.5 percent could be reached with approximately seven or eight more islands. Increasing the percentage to more than 0.5 percent would be an even better impact. Installing a 250-square-foot island like Clarks costs $1,768, or approximately $6 per square foot, including the installation and the plants. For additional information, contact SCCFs Native Plant Nursery at 472-1932 or visit I hope more people on the island see the impact that something like this can have, said Clark. There is a kaleidoscope of nature that you can see and enjoy its almost like having your own personal Nature Channel. 18B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 From her kitchen, Thelma Clark uses a pair of binoculars to watch wildlife enjoying the floating island in her back yard photo by Jeff Lysiak Last spring, SCCF workers unrolled the MAPS island behind Clarks house, adding emergent aquatic plants into the pre-cut holes photo by Thelma Clark


19B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Market Outlook From The Trust Companysubmited by Craig J. Holston, Chief Investment OfficerAs the Federal Reserve Board continues to throttle back its unprecedented bond buying program, it raises questions regarding the economic impact of less monetary accommodation. The old adage Dont Fight the Fed comes into play anytime monetary policy shifts. The U.S. central bank is clearly on a path to end its purchases of treasury and mortgage-backed securities by November of this year. The Fed also has indicated it may raise the target Federal Funds Rate (currently 0.00% 0.25%) six months later. For worried investors, less bond buying and rising interest rates could put pressure on asset valuations. The reason for this eventual elimination of monetary accommodation, and the expectation of a rise in short-term interest rates, is the clear evidence that the U.S. economy has finally emerged from a long period of sub-par growth and is embarking on a more sustainable growth path. Despite the fact that the financial crisis-led recession ended nearly five years ago, economic growth has been hampered by the effect of the crisis on bank lending and a contraction of fiscal stimulus. Moving forward, we expect domestic GDP growth more in line of 2.5% to 3.5% annually, rather than the 1.5% to 2.5% experience of the past four years. At the same time, we expect moremodest economic growth in the rest of the world. With China slowing down, growth in the rest of the world will depend importantly on the strength of the rebounds in Europe and Japan. Other emerging markets besides China such as Brazil, India and Russia are facing their own challenges, but overall we do not see recessionary forces at work in these regions at the present time. In total, we look for world economic growth in the 3% to 4% range for both 2014 and 2015. Doubtless there will be wars and rumors of wars to deal with, but by and large, the forces of global integration and trade will continue to favor the optimists rather than the pessimists. We expect the equity market to continue to show encouraging, though sometimes volatile, results over the coming months despite the occasionally unnerving headlines from places such as Russia, Crimea and Ukraine. Both the EuroZone debt crisis and fears of a Chinese economic hard landing have receded as policy makers in both parts of the globe seem to be resolving their respective issues positively. In addition, monetary policy outside the U.S. is getting more accommodative to combat slowing growth. The housing and auto recoveries we see in the U.S. are also positive tailwinds for domestic economic growth that were not in the picture three years ago. Also on a positive note, the U.S. Congress has broken through its partisanship and prevented another government shutdown by agreeing to a budget not only for fiscal 2014 ending this September but fiscal 2015 as well. In addition, they have avoided yet another fight regarding the debt ceiling. Finally, we also know who will lead the Federal Reserve going forward a selection we applaud. We still expect to be pleasantly surprised by the improvement in equity valuations in 2014 and 2015 given the relatively low valuations compared to fixed-income alternatives. However, we caution investors not to expect returns in 2014 similar to last year. As always, being careful but not fearful is recommended. We remain comfortable with our outlook for moderate economic and profit growth in 2014-15 on a worldwide basis which generally will set the stage for stable-to-rising equity valuations. Superior InteriorsIts A Girl Thing by Jeanie TinchSomewhere between little girl and teenager, girls begin to develop an increasing interest in their bedrooms dcor. With strong opinions about fun and fashion, most exercise a significant influence when it comes to decorating their rooms. Rejecting the pastels palettes of their early years, pre-teen girls opt for a stronger color scheme and a display area for those stuffed animals they are not quite ready to give up. Around-the-room shelves, installed at a height just above the head, provide valuable space for those rarely used items that are so precious to a young girl. Painted in the same color scheme as the other wood trim, the shelves will become an attractive framing element to the room. When selecting the color scheme for the room, a good rule of thumb is to begin with the rug and the fabrics for the bedding and windows. Since there are infinite shades of paint but only a few ideal fabrics, dont make the popular mistake of selecting the wall paint first. You will save yourself a lot of leg work by selecting the wall paint after all the fabrics have been determined. Dont be afraid to mix patterns, colors and textures. Your decorator will assist you with the often overwhelming task of establishing the dominant fabric, and suggest several colors and textures to accent the predominant hues. Just as little kids love the cozy, cocooning effect of playhouses, tents and forts, pre-teen girls love the intimate sleep areas created by tall headboards, mock canopies and screens. These can be elaborate and frilly, or tailored to a young girls taste. Keeping in mind that teen fads are fleeting things, achieve your thematic decorating through easily replaced accessories such as pillows, lamp shades and art. When selecting furniture for the preteens room, a style that will grow with her is always the best choice. Think versatile, quality and non-trendy for this most expensive component of the project. Trendy furniture can be limiting, so avoid using something too cutesy that will limit your pre-teens fickle taste you dont want your decorating to become an annual event. With careful planning, your teens newly decorated bedroom will delight her until she gets ready for the next big challenge in your lives: college! Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at n 800-805-0168n n We have the best units currently available at Loggerhead CayAll have 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Community highlights include well maintained grounds, large pool, tennis, clubhouse, on-site management, weekly rentals, and pet friendly. Unit 451 $492,500 Upgraded kitchen, great location Unit 453 $499,000 Corner lanai, vaulted ceilings, Gulf views Unit 351 $548,000 Remodeled kitchen, Gulf views over courtyard Unit 373 $559,000 Beautifully remodeled with Gulf views Unit 574 $565,000 Great location & lowest priced unit in bldg. 5BEST OF LOGGERHEAD CAY


20B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 9100 College Pointe Ct., Fort Myers, FL 33919 | 239-334-1141In which state should you base your estate plan? The WRONG answer could cost you thousands ... or millions!ATTENTION!Dual State Residents Free Florida Estate Planning Guide 239-334-1141 or c ? y cost y In whic plan? costy Craig R. Hersch|Attorney, CPAFlorida Bar Board Certied, Wills, Trusts & Estates Island Sun Will Power Columnist Chamber Adds Member Services ManagerTrent Peake has joined the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce in a newly created position of member services manager. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Peake has a bachelors degree in hospitality management from the University of Kentucky. His previous experience includes the insurance industry and extensive customer service and hospitality management assignments within the Hilton group of hotels. Peake has long established family ties to Florida: his parents David and Connie Peake live in The Villages and Trent is looking forward to entertaining them on Sanibel. The member services manager role was recently created by the Chamber of Commerce following a review of roles and responsibilities within the Chamber. The very high retention rate of Sanibel and Captiva members over 90 percent means that the focus going forward will be on ensuring that members are getting the best from the chamber. Peakes role is to understand the business needs of its members and review the services the chamber is currently offering them. He has already been to see more than 50 chamber members and is looking forward to getting to see a significant number by the end of the year. We are delighted that Trent has joined the Sanibel Captiva family, said Ric Base, president of the Chamber of Commerce. His established customer service skills and in-depth knowledge of the hospitality industry will enable him to make an immediate contribution to our members who can expect to see Trent regularly out and about on both Sanibel and Captiva. Peakes key responsibilities will be to maintain close relationships with all members, keep himself fully informed of members expectations from the chamber and coordinate and manage all of the chambers member-centric programs. continued on page 23B Trent Peake ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Top AgentsVIP Realty Group announced their top agents and sales teams for the month of April. Lynda and Kit Traverso were recognized as the top sales agents. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates were recognized as both the top sales team and top listing team. Deb Smith was recognized as the top listing agent. The Bell Team was recognized as the top producing team. Glenn Carretta was recognized as the top producing agent. Karen Bell Lomano, Nicholson and Associates Deb Smith Glenn Carretta Lynda and Kit Traverso Top AgentsThe top producers for the month of April at South Seas, Sanibel & Captiva Properties are: Virginia Dundore, interval owners top producer, and Mary Ann Cowart, general real estate. Virginia Dundore Mary Ann Cowart Top Sales And Listing AgentsThe top agents at John Naumann & Associates for the month of April are: top listers, Tracy and Connie Walters; top seller, Nancy Finch. Tracy Walters Connie Walters Nancy Finch Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email


21B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I have such mixed feelings about my kids using the computer, TV and all the other media technology all day long. They enjoy using these things and I know they learn from them but somehow it does not seem healthy. Are there guidelines about how much time kids should spend with technology? Janet F., Fort Myers Janet, Your concerns are well founded. The American Association of Pediatrics recommends no more than one to two hours of screen time a day for children two years and older, however, reality far exceeds those recommendations. In fact, recent research has found that children average more than 40 hours of screen time a week, not counting time spent on a computer at school. That is an enormous amount of time in a childs life. A new study finds children get more sleep, do better in school, behave better, and receive other health benefits when parents limit content and the amount of time their children spend on the computer or in front of the TV. The study, published in the Journal of American Pediatrics, finds there is a ripple effect associated with the benefits of limiting both screen time and media content. There is the direct impact on sleep, academics and behavior, and limited screen time also indirectly affects body mass index. The study finds that children got more sleep if parents limited screen time, which resulted in lower risk of obesity. Parents limiting exposure to violent media resulted in increased pro-social behavior and lowered aggressive behavior seven months later. Douglas Gentile, lead author and an associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University, says the effect is not immediate and that lack of immediacy makes it difficult for parents to recognize but even small changes can make a difference. Researchers are not suggesting parents completely eliminate screen time, but find a healthy balance. As parents, we dont even see our children get taller and thats a really noticeable effect. With media, what were often looking for is the absence of a problem, such as a child not gaining weight, making it even more difficult to notice, Gentile says. Even with changes that we do notice, we really dont recognize in the moment how all these things are related to each other across time, he adds. Yes, as screen time goes up, school performance goes down, but that doesnt happen overnight. If I watch a lot of TV today, I dont get an F in my class tomorrow. Researchers recommend parents set limits and actively monitor media use. They should talk with children about media content, explaining the purpose of various media and providing overall guidance. Even though it is very difficult to set limits, Gentile says that when parents are involved, it has a powerful, protective effect across a wide range of different areas that they probably never would have expected to see. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Insurance Tip Update On Floodby Angela Larson RoehlThe recent Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which modifies parts of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act, is currently being implemented and here is a list of changes now in effect: New applications for flood on PreFIRM buildings do not require a flood elevation certificate to rate, and the rates are based on Pre-FIRM subsidized rates. Pre-FIRM policies can be assumed by new owner without the new owner needing to provide a flood elevation certificate. The new owner will assume the current rating structure of the policy. Pre-FIRM buildings that were purchased after July 6, 2012 will receive revised renewal rates based on subsidized rates if renewal is processed on or after May 1, 2014. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced that refunds would be given to policies that overpaid but no specific dates have been released to indicate when the refunds would be sent out to the policyholders. Some of you let your flood policy lapse instead of having to pay the higher flood premiums. You may now qualify for flood premium based on Pre-FIRM subsidized rates. Contact your agent to discuss. Angela Larson Roehl is a local Sanibel-Captiva insurance agent with over 20 years of insurance experience, who can be reached at From page 20BPeakeI was delighted to have been offered the position at the chamber, said Peake. I wanted to be closer to my parents in Florida and when the opportunity arose with the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber, I jumped at the chance. Everyone I have met, both in business and outside of work, has been exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Sanibel and Captiva are very special islands and to be able to work at the chamber is a true honor. Contact Peake by calling 472-8255 or by emailing membership@sanibel-captiva. org. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Bone Deep Randy Wayne White 2. The Light Between Oceans MI Stedman 3. Breakfast with Buddha Roland Merullo 4. The Storied Life of AJ Fikry Gabrielle Zevin 5. Sanibel Flats Randy Wayne White 6. The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey 7. Only Time Will Tell Jeffrey Archer 8. The Longest Ride Nicholas Sparks 9. Gift From the Sea Anne Morrow Lindbergh 10. Sanibel and Captiva: Our Islands in the Sun Jim George and Jim AndersonCourtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Bank Promotes Ocasio, Lisenbee Willy Ocasio, currently serving as Bank of the Islands Captiva office manager, is being elevated to the newly created position of manager for the Sanibel and Captiva offices. Willy was instrumental in the successful opening of our Captiva office in 2012, said Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff. She understands the island communities and knows so many of our customers, Willy is the ideal manager to take on this new role. Rob Lisenbee, the banks longtime Sanibel office manager, will now have the title vice president/lending. For some time now, Rob has been managing our Sanibel office while also participating as part of the banks lending team, added Roepstorff. Now he will focus exclusively on assisting our existing and new loan customers in meeting their lending needs. Ocasio and Lisenbee will both have offices in the banks Sanibel location at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Casa Ybel Road. Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Steve Fisher was recently honored by RE/MAX International as a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The award is given to those who have achieved a consistent level of productivity over an extended period of time. Fisher has received many RE/MAX International and state awards. He is a member of the RE/MAX International 100% and Platinum Clubs, and was inducted in to the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame in 2001. 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22B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Top ProducersRoyal Shell Real Estate recognizes its top producers for the month of April. They are: Top listing producers team, the Burns Family Team; top listing producer individual/partners, Cindy Sitton; top sales producers team, McMurray & Nette; top sales producer individual/partners, Jennifer Berry and Ken Frey. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS McMurray & Nette Burns Family Team Ken Frey and Jennifer Berry 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 Cindy Sitton Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the Difference What do you do when a significant portion of your net worth is wrapped up in a closely held business interest and one or more of your children are involved in that business? Thats a loaded question that will have a different answer for each family. So I thought that Id give you the five biggest questions that each family should ask of their attorney and CPA when a family business is part of the estate planning equation. 1. Whats the true value of the business? While many family businesses are portable to either the next generation or as a part of a sale to a third party, some businesses are dependent upon its owner and have little or no value if that owner were to retire or die. Some businesses may have succession value, but that value would be lost entirely unless a succession plan is considered and implemented. 2. How do we leave the business to the next generation? If there are likely candidates to take over the family business, it wont happen successfully without a plan. Will senior management accept the younger family member as their new boss or leave to work for a competitor or to create one? What incentives can be offered to key employees to keep them as a part of the team? How will the next generation be groomed? For gift tax and estate tax planning purposes, should transfers of business interests occur now or later? 3. Will the current business owners still need income through retirement? This is perhaps one of the stickiest issues to confront. When transferring a family business for gift and estate tax purposes, the retention of an income interest may result in the entire value of the business being included in the transferors estate for estate tax purposes, which can be disastrous. There are many avenues around this problem, however. Employment and consulting agreements, sale of business interests with installment notes and Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts are just a few of the methods that can be used to satisfy the need for income. 4. What to do about the children who are not a part of the business? Generally speaking, it is usually not a good idea to leave family business interests to children who are not actually working in the business. This only leads to resentment between the children who are working and those that are expecting dividends for their shares. Consequently, there are two entirely different ways of thinking about leaving a family business to children. The first is that the children who are working the business are inheriting a job and therefore should get a share of the nonbusiness assets. The second is that the children who are working the business are receiving the most valuable asset and the non-working children should therefore get a larger share of the non-business assets. There is no right or wrong answer to this dilemma. 5. What legal agreements need to be put into place to secure the future vision? A will is probably not enough when considering all of the elements that need to be put into place to wrap up a family business succession plan into a tidy package. Shareholder or partnership, employment, consulting and trust agreements will likely all need to be considered. Only after the first four questions are answered will the family have a better idea what legal means are necessary to ensure a smooth transition at the lowest possible tax cost. Each of the above questions will open other, more detailed questions. My thought in todays column was to give a broad overview. The type of entity involved, such as S Corporation, LLC, partnership or the like will also drive what issues need to be resolved to have a successful plan put into place. Once that plan is agreed upon, its wise to review and to update it at least every two years or so. Laws change, goals change, peoples vision of their own future changes. Finally, consider talking to your family about your plans. Parents often assume things that may or may not be true about their childrens hopes, dreams and expectations. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at Will PowerQuestions When Family Business A Large Portion Of Net Worthby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email


23B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 deaRPharmacistThe Thyroid Summit: Watch Online For Free by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Are you tired, and frequently cold? Do you have poor memory? Are you overweight and losing hair? You are probably wondering why I ask such personal questions. Ive been your dear pharmacist for 15 years, so Ill tell you like it is: All of those symptoms could be connected to one thing, low thyroid hormone levels in the body. Its worth testing for, but the problem is that conventional tests miss a lot of thyroid disorders. Youre told Its normal when you feel terrible. If overlooked, youll be on the medication merry-goround, and you better hold on. Medications and vitamins can support your thyroid gland, but it has to first be detected. Over the past year, Ive been involved in a special project, my best professional accomplishment. Ive been working closely with my friend and thyroid expert, Dr. David Brownstein. Together we have created an online experience called a summit that will enable anyone from around the world to listen to, and watch a slide presentation from home. Its free and to sign up you just go to and save your seat. We begin broadcasting various presentations on Monday, June 2 for seven life-changing days. People have asked me why I am hosting the thyroid summit. I had a mild case about 10 years ago, that went undiagnosed for about two years, and I figured it out myself. I put a picture of myself for you to see in my book, Thyroid Healthy, which is out now. Its not the most flattering picture because I had 15 pounds on me, but Im proud of myself now, because I am 49 years old, only 110 pounds and have perfect thyroid, and Im on a mission to help others. Weve interviewed 32 health care experts. Among the greats, you will hear from Dr. Mercola, Mike Adams, founder of Natural News, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Dr. Jonathan Wright, Dr. Kent Holtorf, actress and thyroid thriver Gena Lee Nolin, Dr. Tom OBryan, celebrity nutritionist JJ Virgin, activist Mary Shomon and many others. Dr. Brownstein and myself are also in the lineup. If youre not aware of a thyroid problem, you could develop psychological, cardiovascular and neurological disorders. At the thyroid summit, you will learn: How anxiety, bipolar, mood swings and depression are tied to thyroid How certain medications can induce thyroid disease Why a diagnosis of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are often given to thyroid patients What lab tests actually uncover it What natural remedies work to relieve symptoms Which medications and supplements help, and which harm How to help your dog or cat with thyroid disease Im so proud of this project and the goodness that will come from it. The thyroid summit will help you rediscover health and educate yourself well enough to speak to your medical professionals (and be taken seriously). Ill see you online at the thyroid summit on June 2. Sign up today at 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. 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, The college acceptance letters are arriving and I cant believe how our two sons are behaving. Our two grandchildren with very good high school grades want to go to less than average colleges. My husband recently retired after a successful career as a dean at an Ivy League college. He has given advice to thousands of students, but our family is not the least bit interested in talking to him about colleges and want no input from their father or me. Why dont families appreciate the expertise available to them from people who care? Ginny Dear Ginny, Since early times, parents have complained that their children dont listen. Parents try to give thoughtful advice and their children are not interested. Even when the children ask their parents for advice, few children will take it they dont want to hear it. Try and relax, and just let them accept the consequences of their decisions. They may be making mistakes, but who knows... they may be on the right path. Lizzie Dear Ginny, I do not think family members try to be malicious or disrespectful in not listening to other family members. Part of growing up and being independent is making your own choices. I also think this is a very common theme in most families and is present from generation to generation. A common theme I hear from many adult children is why will mom or dad listen to others but not to us, the people that love them and only want the best for them. This seems to be the very same situation you describe, but with a slightly different tone. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is From page 20BMember Services Manager I was delighted to have been offered the position at the chamber, said Peake. I wanted to be closer to my parents in Florida and when the opportunity arose with the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber, I jumped at the chance. Everyone I have met, both in business and outside of work, has been exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Sanibel and Captiva are very special islands and to be able to work at the chamber is a true honor. Contact Peake by calling 472-8255 or by emailing membership@sanibel-captiva. org. From page 4BCamp Supply DonationsCrowne Plaza Hotel, adjacent to the Bell Tower Shops, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. The Boys & Girls Clubs works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through character, leadership, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. Currently, there are 1,400 members across five clubs in Lee County. My daughter has maintained the A and B honor roll and has earned several awards since she has been a member of the club in Lehigh Acres, said Dana Bailey. The Boys & Girls Club truly stands behind their motto A positive place for kids. For more information about the BGCLC or about donations, contact Shannon Lane at 334-1886 or slane@ Our email address is


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27B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS 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. Some accomplishments were: Subsidized 75 households with $166,634 of emergency financial assistance Provided $150,148 of other client support through various programs Distributed 76,459 pounds of food to 295 households Supplied 1,652 backpacks with weekend food supplies throughout the year Transported clients to 193 non-emergency medical related appointments Loaned 483 pieces of medical/health equipment Neighbors Helping Neighbors CO MPUTER S ERVI C E S 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 G LA SS 2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975 Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass Specialists in impact condo complex replacement AUT O DETAILIN G FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) email: captmattmitchell@aol.comShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email


COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 28B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 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 ? 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 wil.rivait@sothebysrealty.comRS 4/25 CC TFN HELP WANTEDFULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIANBene ts Tolls Paid Call Maureen at the Sanibel School 239 472-1617NS 3/21 NC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDAFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN HOME IMPROVEMENTS JOE WIRTH GENERAL CONTRACTOR, LLCWhen Its WIRTH Doing Right! Florida Certi ed General Contractor & Long Time Sanibel Enthusiast Over 20 Years Experience Renovations, Additions & Repairs Decks, Kitchens, Flooring, Etc. Call 239.339.7988 Licensed & Insured #CGC1521967RS 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 HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 3/21 CC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN 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 edgardcaro86@gmail.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 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 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 ANNUAL RENTALHOUSE 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 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 RENTALANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDLong term Sanibel family of 4 seeking 1 or more year lease of 3 BR or larger. Excellent landlord & work references. No pets, non-smokers, non-drinkers. All we like to do is ride our bikes. Christine 239-633-0055.NS 5/16 CC 5/23 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL 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 RS 5/9 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALS ON SANIBEL ISLAND3/2 units in duplex & triplex with pool. Newly remodeled. Pet friendly. $2,100/month 2/2 units in duplex. Newly remodeled. Pet friendly. $1,700/month 2/1 condo. Newly remodeled. Sorry,no pets. $1,600/month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 4/11 CCTFN RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALNice 3/2 house on double lot.Private and quiet, last house on a dead end street. Close to Periwinkle and shopping,easy on and off island. $1,800. a month,you pay utilities. Call 773-507-8095.NS 5/16 CC 5/16


TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN LOST AND FOUND BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 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 WANTEDVOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN ART TEACHERSBIG ARTS is looking for energetic art teachers of all disciplines for BIG ARTS 2014 Summer Camp. Supplies are provided, all you need to bring is your imagination. For more details contact Jessica at 4/4 NC TFN 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.RS 5/16 CC 5/16 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 3/7 CC 5/30 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 TREE9-foot twisted trunk cus tree in faux clay pot. $100 OBO. Call 239-565-8995.RS 5/16 CC 5/16 The Island Sun and The River Weekly NewsAlways on the table, and online, with everything you need to know about your community. 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 Click on Read the Island Sun or The River HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital. NS 2/8 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189. NS 11/1 NC TFN PUBLIC RELATIONS / COMMUNICATIONS MANAGERCommunity Housing and Resources, Inc. (CHR) is seeking applicants for a full-time Public Relations and Communications Manager to lead outreach and public relations efforts for the agency. Duties include: writing and coordinating press releases, advertising, newsletters and website content; creating brochures, posters and other collateral materials; public speaking and assisting with events. Applicants must be adept public speakers, possess exceptional writing and organizational skills, and have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Publisher. A Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience is required. Experience working in a nonpro t setting is a plus. This is a fully bene tted position. Please mail or deliver resume and cover letter to Kelly Collini, Executive Director 2401 Library Way Sanibel, FL 33957 by 4 p.m. Friday, June 13. See a complete position description on CHRs website at EOE NS 5/16 CC 6/13


NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . 565-7872 or 433-7798 American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3744 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-8994 Horticultural Society of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva . . . . .472-8334 Kiwanis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .677-7299 League of Women Voters . . . . . . . . . Lions Club (Tom Rothman) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-3248 Master Gardeners of the Islands . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9332 Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida . . . . . . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2040 The Military Officers Assc. of America (MOAA, Alex MacKenzie). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-9232 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline . . .(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900 Zonta Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .728-1971ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week 30B ISLAND SUN MAY 16, 2014 Hello, my name is Miny. Im a brown 3-year-old spayed female hound mix. They say Im one of the calmest and gentlest dogs at the shelter. You can tell by my beautiful, soulful eyes. I show how patient I am when I wait nicely for my turn to go outside and play. I was used for breeding in the past, but now that Im spayed Im looking forward to finding a home where I will be loved for the sweet dog I am. My adoption fee (regularly $75) is $40 during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County May adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Noel. Im an orange 9-month-old neutered male domestic short hair. Im a handsome and bright kitty. My color matches my sunny personality, which is really my best feature. Im loving and playful and get along with other pets. My adoption fee (regularly $50) is equal to the day of the month ($1 on May 1 to $30 on May 30) during Animal Services 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. 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 in 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. Noel ID# 586614 Miny ID# 587218


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