Ad_Page.indd 1 2214 1125 AM 48 Sanibel Stoopers Jack Breslin takes us on a hilarious journey as we explore the various techniques of stooping used by shell seekers in their quest to find perfect seashell. 54 Living with Alligators Co-existing Floridas official state reptile has its challenges. Sanibels residents--some who love and others loathe gator--sound off. A fanciful portrayal Stooper, moniker given bend or stoop they comb islands shores for seashells. Story page 48. 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When Im focused, concentrating project, like kayaker mission, paddling across inky waters Pine Island Sound. Then there when my energy low drive do certain tasks just floats away, swimmer resting back placid Gulf drifting each gentle wave. In magical effects wonderful things can enjoy waterways. Some fish, battle tarpon Boca Grande Pass connection water. Others mariners island hopping Cabbage Key Cayo Costa leaves surrounded change color sun rises falls beautiful scenery connects And prefer land, hike alongside winding rivers scrub-lined bays our parks wildlife refuges calming effect scour sky bald eagles. Yes, numerous opportunities connect encompass here, read page, sure youll come away new appreciation H2O. On being close seems always involve shelling. how hard try, almost impossible go beach pick up at least seashell caught eye. Anyone lived here long enough knows stoop. Lets say way move collecting seashells shore. Our feature story, Stoopers, casts humorous light different styles approach taken people hunt seafaring treasures. guarantee get chuckle two out descriptions stoopers might remind friend neighbor--or Away water, theres plenty happening year. At all cultural centers, music, theater, dance art offerings galore. Whether visit Big Arts Herb Strauss Publisher, Media Congratulations president his wife Tina appointment son Peter J. newest judge serving Somerset, Hunterdon Warren counties Jersey. swearing-in ceremony took place February 4, Somerset County Historic Courthouse. Honorable Tober, J.S.C. 559 TOP NICK ADAMS BOTTOM FRIEDRICH JAEGER Theater attend Music Festival any events Community House, scene bursting vibrant performances exhibitions wont want miss on. Last all, sincere thanks many readers wrote me regarding publishers letter ran JanuaryFebruary issue. am appreciative comments thank taking share thoughts team. 9 Making Waves honor roll coast who, everyday lives, community special. BETH LUBERECKI ROBERT MACOMBER GREG LEBLANC STORIES SEA Robert Macomber master multitasking. prolific Island-based author have five novels works time. He also conducts book signings, reader meet-ups lectures around world serves consultant Department Defense. My energize me, he says. meeting them watching learn more themselves through books. Macombers Honor Series follows fictional American naval officer Wake Honors Rendered. centered confrontation between United States Imperial Germany South Pacific 1889. try write little-known history actually were very important foundation now, This moments consequences rather far-reaching. His next focuses failed assassination attempt 1892. fact target it changed history, says Macomber. Though gets travel world, happy Florida. extremely laid-back calm, There pretentions Island. 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English parliamentarian Daniel Hannan writes Inventing Freedom English-Speaking Peoples Made Modern World Isolation meant standing army peacetime, turn government had mechanism internal repression. rulers wanted something, usually revenue, ask nicely, summoning peoples representatives assembly. coincidence worlds oldest parliaments-- England, Iceland, Faroes, Isle Man--are islands. lucky inhabit coast, visually window car, sandy bare feet, pedaling bike, straddling paddleboard, sailing fully immersed refreshing swim, savor waterful wonderland. Abe Lincoln observed most minds stunning seaside setting makes decision Coast lifestyle comes giftwrapped every day. country, free ... By sea, sea oh --Atteridge Carroll 1914 n Retired after 41 years parish ministry, Dr. Niehoff wife, Marilyn, grateful neighbors unique Coast. lthough goes saying, said special section country. Words spoken locally years--and nationally 200. An early witness exceptionalism French statesman Alexis Tocqueville. After extensive travels U.S. during 1831 1832, twovolume Democracy considered work sociology political science. Having traveled throughout Europe, recognized colonies allowed freest possible expression national characteristics mother countries example, emphasized autocracy class status Louis XIVs France, Spanish disorganized withholding knowledge IVs Spain. Impressed common law divisions power government, celebrated exaggerated localism, mercantilism libertarianism British state. Englishman himself. Like Tocqueville, foreign centuries noted peculiar society. Those today mention seven, list measure Zeitgeist spirit nongovernmental organizations, clubs, charities foundations cheerful materialism enjoyed food, shopping outdoor activities strong town county pleasant coexistence religious denominations de-emphasis extended family favor individualism circle friends fierce defense private property free-market competition reverence personal freedom collective need. recurring theme critical study nation liberty speakers ARTWORK JONATHAN KANE 15 never stories tell. Meet man helped Today success MIKE EISGRAU later 1953, honorably discharged sergeant. NBC News former military copy boy worked top broadcast entertainment industries. native Yorker, Smith citys public school system. dad senior editor, covering nightclubs vaudeville famous music journal Billboard magazine. Alan become lawyer. plans. graduated Syracuse University 1951 degree speech dramatic arts, heavy concentrations broadcasting journalism. summer job old Daily Mirror. Although thrilled, landed similar position NBC. met, fell married lovely gal named Helane Hecht, production assistant TV news shows Camel Caravan John Cameron Swayze. eventually gave chance join staff. title features assistant, words fancy union name gofer. gathered weather information Garroway, original host. interesting scouring City unusual filler talked day air. Garroway loved gadgets, found him use show. much pleading, two-week trial writerproducer--and looked back. talks stubborn, but remarkable talent. star blasted story front everyone, young writer quit. Back phone rang host apologizing staff listened. apologizes person . would walked fire him, recalls Smith. set, opportunity celebrities Barbara Walters, describes hardworking, driven perfectionist, anchors Hugh Downs Chancellor. rose managing editor Today, overseeing material filled days broadcast. More presented Smith, accepted planning manager NBCs election unit 1972, Richard Nixon against Senator George McGovern re-election. computers entire rooms, raising hand, showing watch saying colleagues Theres memory computer room 1976 received offer couldnt refuse. lan dreamed hed wearing uniforms. That 1951, drafted Army service Korea, months donning uniform tour guide, York. Thats only surprise longtime resident Periwinkle Park, mobile happily retired since 1995. Little did brief lead becoming networks quiet man, sitting small comfortable Park calm eyes smiling big wire-rimmed glasses, face encircled white neatly-trimmed beard, topped impressive mustache. open-collar, red-knitted sport shirt belies 83 earth. Talk rising ranks. private, clan. Sendrovitz foreground, Debbie Sendrovitz, Wayne Zukin, Lily Susan Isaac Rick Sarah 404 ALAN SMITH DANIELA 17 OTHER HALF She pretty newsroom laughing hysterically she Rally Round Flag Max Shulman. Hecht Swayze, nightly Her laughter attracted came funny. They clicked beginning. Five married, couple preparing celebrate 60th wedding anniversary. 1950s 60s, stay-at-home mom Rochelle, N.Y., long. Once kids enough, went work, quality-control department Band-Aid factory assembly line. Lucy Lucy, recalls, referring episode Lucille Ball keep line chocolate wound eating half product. Helanes co-workers Italians, didnt speak communicated hand signals smiles. Not exactly ambitious mom. Looking challenge, entered school. graduation corporate opened her own practice, retiring ago. However quite accurate. 82-year-old dynamo volunteering along half. -- M.E. proudly milestone few couples reach th major licensing organization Broadcast BMI--and new. finished career 1995 BMIs vice research information. 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Prices compared lot cheaper. docks again Miami. offering Sunday. onboard accommodations resort, head Ciletti During week, hes reporter NBC2 44 Critical habitat ecology economy Ecology Profile reprinted 1985. 217 species saltwater freshwater cycle mangrove habitats. commercial redfish, snook, mullet, menhaden, spotted gray snapper, sheepshead, jacks, ladyfish jewfish. roles birds, mammals fish. Important invertebrates dependent mangroves pink shrimp, spiny lobster, oysters crabs. ecological forests, insects, birds. Over 200 insects identified Bird utilization significant, bird groups using shelter nesting. wading probing shorebirds, diving aerially searching birds prey arboreal summary, habitats valuable man. Mangrove forests protect shoreline erosion caused waves. contribute healthy south maintaining diverse ecosystem encourages tourism. management runoff preventing destruction Cox professional photographer ecologist Visit M WILLIAM COX angrove range east Levy west southward Caribbean. mangrove, buttonwood. dominant arrangement stilt-like prop roots habit producing large, fleshy germinate plant. marsh oceanfront, tidal canals basins. Black Associated forest buttonwood species, restricted action. subtropical killed freezing temperatures coasts. tolerant thus pioneer coastal zone. distinguished emergent, pencil-like root extensions, pneumatophores. expand hurricane-free intervals. mostly saline soils, tolerate environments. storms, stability, aesthetically pleasing experiences, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fishes invertebrates. attractant tourism directly indirectly drawing photographers, birders, fishermen, boaters, hikers wildlife. endangered partially support webs. importance documented Odum 1982 47 SANIBEL STOOPERS JACK BRESLIN ILLUSTRATIONS DAVE DROTLEFF secret international reputation paradise, fascinating array stooper employed covet styles--casual hardcore clever clumsy. Perhaps seen strolling yourself. recognize style among moves. SNEAKY STOOP Youve undoubtedly one. sneaky effort care touristy do. But, meander casually prowl prized pristine once spots prey, swiftly resolve panther pouncing Quickly snatching selection highly trained fingers dropping pocket deft movement, glances sideways confirm detected. Walking nonchalantly, far convinced distance scene, slowly brings item run-of-the-mill shell. Sneaky, devious, shifty bet. sadly, focused technique prize. SINISTER Grinch twin brother, Sinister Stooper. regard pure shelling, deceit, deception ah, de-shelling. thrills targeting inexperienced shellers joyous interaction crushing disappointment. vary, goal. tying string thread rare shell, yank unsuspecting victim approaches. hell dab marker paint drab knowing amateur, whose delight dashed realizes fake. treachery reaches patented what-the-shell discovery. shuffling suddenly becomes transfixed positively paralyzed amazement. typical over-the-top drama, extends shaky towards object breathlessly face, flush excitement. described dizzying delirious loudly proclaims extraordinary utterances reserved intimate situations. Naturally, performance draws curious crowd. raises draw feigns astonishment. sworn quivering voice trailing As disappointed disperse, invariably muffled evil wafting breeze. size olive--a type tiny 49 SCOOP Quantity goal stooper. relatively unconcerned shells, speckled color, exceptional shape distinctive style. crafts create, Using specially designed guarantees maximum coverage, thrusts terra firma, crater meteors footprints Tyrannosaurus Rex. monstrous amount sort, poke. experienced fingers, removes fragments clumps sand. Shes discriminating seriously cracked chipped bulk dumped bulging plastic sack slightly smaller herself. drags hefty bounty quixotic totally deplete precious charms. STANDARD Unlike previous Scooper, particular sheller hurry leisurely scours deliberate manner scan deposits disregarding multitude deciding solitary gem. point, waist pluck cherished empty pocket. tourists imitate unhurried style, lack patience unerring Standard pretenders fairly easily. anxious gather massive shells--as possible. careful, not. Methodical measured precise harder looks. 51 SQUAT stroll, shuffle, walk jog run energetic exploration, lets her. Targeting pool lapping waves, squat begin scanning finding perfectly specimen. Rather expend about, invests vigor examining immediate vicinity. cramp space. chooses squatting hers. serious. equipped scientific guide reference uncovers species. breed encyclopedia environmentally conscious. 52 SILLY Coming sizes ages, experts. entertaining. popular group, obsessive overwhelms sense. splashing edge frantic desire unfocused, haphazard search. intriguing spotted, amusing occurs. sought-after rolls surf, hysterical ballet resembles touched wire. instantly stop, twist elusive treasure. not, lose balance tumble awkwardly resounding watery splat. Keep sharp stoopers. hurt--or splash--in crazed quest. warned. publications. resident, forward visiting demonstrating technique. 53 ED BROTAK wetlands, rarity Combine warm, climate, above freezing, alligators. game reserves undeveloped problems gators stayed there, people. crisscrossed drainage ditches, forms SloughRiver. freely alligator coexisted alligators Kristie Anders, Conservation Foundation SCCF, Never Anders swam mainland expanse 13014 1108 55 gator attacked landscaper Janie Melsek pond, warned edge. 56 408 short distances. areas, home. Westall, activist, animals produce brochures, brochure statement Wonderful Place Live beast along. Residents admired reptiles distance. seemed unfazed uninterested human harmony fateful June 2004. everybody liked Melsek. flourished embraced Poinciana Circle. half-acre pond frequented. Everybody bothered anyone. unthinkable happened. 12-foot-long, 457-pound exploded grabbed Melseks arm, pulling cries rescuers pulled police gator. Still alive, rushed hospital. Doctors treated wounds, surviving attack. infection set in, traced stagnant died Before accident, kill policy so-called nuisance trappers complained restrained called. Trained policemen dispatched. capture alive release protected attack died. withstood questioning 2001 Steele dog. conservationists Steeles widow argued overreacting behavior. death response overwhelmingly negative. brother Lee actively lobbied policy. Melsek, prominent News-Press, quoted Letting letting lions tigers Michigan Avenue Chicago. Rusty Farst, Janie, Jurassic experiment grave consequences. Lord knows, Facing outcry publicity, city council beyond property. truth, happened purge population. Trappers killing find. removed Anders. golf courses public, Beachview Golf Club Dunes Tennis Club. Only more. feet. Joy Cooley, Committee Islands, according Police records, 297 destroyed 2004 2010. Ten radical havent fatal attacks then. larger alligators, destroyed. non-fatal bitten Kent Vliet, biology suspect doing second humans swimming. Unfortunately, frenzy surrounding expected. benevolent cause. labeled nave conservation unwittingly produced man-eating monsters. argument idea prey. LIZ LOVE-BROTAK coexist rare, 1948, none comparison, infamous Nile crocodile Africa reported hundreds explanation stalk unless expecting Westall. Dee Serage, educator alligator, fed, repercussion that. Vliet agrees, know, enhances conditions played role encouraged animal area. dog basked doubt Charlie Sobczak, Alligators, Sharks, Panthers, causes destroying necessary. friendly, Westall needed ones. solve problem--people gators--experts SCCF leader involved. Serage primary neighborhoods monthly Gator Tales presentations. inform neighbors, illegal feed Cooley. Feeding dangerous dangerous. impact removal population juvenile gators. cannibalistic. fewer around, survival rate greater, sightings golfers Sanctuary accustomed seeing playing 57 Happily minding business, glides Sobczak. Other not-so-welcome flourish removed. Green iguanas feral rose. speculation iguana populations check, affected waterfowl build nests branches overhanging haunts. Raccoons snakes, eggs, away. Small effect, vulnerable. puts succinctly, Smaller nesting rookeries bigger stand March 2012 2013, captured relocated police. represent Of larger, gone. Obviously, pose threat afraid dealt with. reasonable precautions, safe. staying especially pets. Pay surroundings Always importantly, never, alligator. Emotions sides strong. Cooley cites vision encourages. Farst adamant. defenseless citizens fenceless zoo, situation Sanibel. safety citizens, innocence terrible Regardless opinion, remains, Kyle Sweet, superintendent population, communities shame nature. Freelance Brotak meteorology professor dad. Carolina, often. 58 1251 Longtime mama brood. 59 dish flavor, seasonal catches ceviche pair generally mixes up, cilantro, onions, jalapenos orange juice suffice savory mouthful. Four sub-par Slabinski. freshest picks seafood spices taste, culinary art, illusion. trick entree cooked--as marinates, citric acid kills bacteria manipulates structure, causing protein firm opaque prepared heat. although citrus ingredient ceviche, taste Executive chef Wolff Thistle Lodge regularly whips varieties spicy tomato lemonlime scallops, lobster wine Sangria. trio appetizer menu Lodge, listed Study Ceviche. Each bite delivers flavor texture last, commonality introduce Chefs signature interpretations Latin influences linger throughout. descent, created ancient preserve citrus, origin disputed. definite distinctions Peruvian, Colombian ceviches, influences, Wolff. Ive picked ts increasingly lists. restaurants, bestseller. marinated acidic fruit, commonly lasting impression palates globe. customize adding wine, seemingly endless possibilities creativity, resulting delectable masterpieces. beauty anything, Slabinski, Starfish Grille Seafood versatile deconstruct sorts Slabinski Juan Martinez--also Grille--can kitchen, experimenting Chef plate simple itself. Grilles Day changes depending catches, executive Martinez likes tuna stronger flavor. 61 CEVICHE CREATE IT ALMOST ANYTHING. 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Wolff, non-citrus blend longer prep mixture marinate aspects tainted. creativity strikes kitchen impromptu party zest, trying ceviche. Picassos edible form, allows imaginations, buds, wild conceptual delicious. 63 KEY DINING GUIDE calamari bruschetta appetizer, hour. D steaks grilled perfection please palates. Try velvet cake creme brulee dessert. B Breakfast Lunch Dinner SB Sunday Brunch Reservations Accepted Banquet Facilities Entertainment Cocktails Beer Wine 1619 Way, 239-472-1581, JACARANDA Legend. romantic, relaxed, open-air gathering nightspot Food ranges splendid tasty sandwiches lounge, nightly. 2761 Drive, 239-472-0305, FISH HOUSE Tried True. Fresh entrees salads fried baskets specialties, seared rice cakes seaweed salad. salmon ordered broiled, grilled, blackened Jamaican jerked. DOC FORDS RUM BAR Novel Cuisine. band restaurant folk novelist Randy White restaurant, best-seller sandwiches, entrees. Dont skip mojito. 1223 239-472-1771, LAZY FLAMINGO Cold Beer, Raw Bar. Come plumpest oysters, steaming hot-spiced peel-and-eat grouper incendiary Dead Parrot Wings. buffalo wings Three 1523 239-472-7770 4685 Bonita Road, Springs, 239-495-5770 7225 Blvd., Beach, 239-765-6766, GRILL Color. Grill pub fare--juicy burgers, crusty pizza--and Youll seasoned bartenders often-sought-but-neverfound neighborhood feel, popularity 975 Rabbit 239-472-8311, DUNES Member Problem classic twist. lump crab bisque, Eastern, Western Southern Burger, crisp empanadas cowboy steak. 6520-C 239-472-5353 1036 239-472-6939 12951 McGregor 239-476-9000 16501-B Stringfellow Bokeelia, 239-283-5959, MATZALUNA Well-Smoked Italian. Cheese Gorgonzola, ricotta, spinach artichoke hearts wood-fired pizzas. pastas, chicken, veal round menu. 949 Sand Castle 239-472-3355, IL TESORO Pasta Personality. finest flavors Italy Linguine Puttanesca, rigatoni truffle creamy parmigiano sauce, gnocchi pesto pass Wrap cloud-like tiramisu. 703 239-472-4453, CAF Culinary Luminary. options bagel burritos, toast pancakes caramelized bananas apples. salad, burger panini. pasta, 1200 239-472-1998, PINOCCHIOS ICE CREAM GEPPETTOS BEACH FOODIES Institution. institution Pinocchios repertoire 130 homemade daily, creams Krunch Dirty Dollar. Enjoy gelato, sorbets, sherbets yogurts generous portions. Geppettos Foodies gourmet shop, Pinocchios, surprises croissants, baguettes, souffls, pastries, breads, panini, focaccias 751 239-395-4022, COW Bovine Bounty. omelets joint, despite cow references. dinners choice, breakfast, omelets. 937 East 239-579-0195, Beach. Grab table palm tree-studded mahi braised ribs meat lovers. Casual fare flame-grilled Burger Angus aged cheddar. 2163 239-472-0606, PIZZA Slice Paradise. Pizza crust options. Pasta, calzone salad popular. 362 239-472-6566, SANDBAR Welcoming. stone-crab claws, unsurpassed. Holiday Inn, 1231 Middle 239-472-7827, SUNSET Floribbean Gourmet. green BLT wrap. Morning choose Santiva Captiva, 1059 65 1252 Benedict smoked Key-lime sauce. 6536 239-472-2333, SWEET MELISSAS Good Thing, Packages. Melissa Talmage prepares half-portions, diners sample dishes, duck breast cured Japanese yellowtail. 1625 239-472-1956, THISTLE LODGE Victorian Rendezvous. Creative cuisine Oscar, crab-crusted scallops snapper mojo allure trappings, glorious table. Resort, 2255 239-472-3145, TIMBERS RESTAURANT MARKET Dine Yourself. Favorites vegetables, platters lump. Be market, door. 239-472-2722, TRADERS Shopping Experience. Traders emporium Tuesday Thursday evenings. gumbo, pan-seared macadamiaencrusted grouper. 1551 239-472-7242, CANTINA Nacho Madres Mexican. lunch garden inside, bright serape colors, piatas, terra-tiled floors adobe-style walls subtly suggest gone border. 14970 239-472-0248, KEYLIME BISTRO Changes Fooditude. picket fence cheery canopies 66 67 setting, Jimmy Buffett beat. walnut-crusted sausage peppers, escargots baked cheese tomato. 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, 239-395-4000, LATTE DA COFFEE SHOP Upon coffees, extra-strong Eye Coffee, cappuccinos lattes sweet tooth indulge scoops Queenies milkshakes sundaes. 11508 239-472-0234, MUCKY DUCK Quack Up. Start pint beers brewed pond. grub. beachside patio gazing. 11546 239-472-3434, Old FloridaNew American. Jason Millers always-changing centers season Wines complement presentations, Sunset Room breath 15951 239-472-5161 RC OTTERS Otterly choices daunting. Steamed clams, baskets, quesadillas meatloaf satisfy cravings. Diners 239-395-1142, SUNSHINE WINE Inspired Bistro. charming, caf European touch. wood-grilled spring lamb chops mahimahi, perhaps pecan-crusted goat Outdoor seating available. 14900 239-472-6200, 68 69 917 Sequel. story--a sequel. Whites Matanzas banana leaf Texas ribs. 708 Fishermans Wharf, 239-765-9660, PINCHERS CRAB SHACK Table. Fresh, cut-to-order fries madefrom-scratch slaw decadently rich, cheese-and-crab full-on fruity, cocktails Multiple 28580 Crossings 239-948-1313 18100 San Carlos 239-415-8973 6890 239-463-2909 15271 239415-4009 10029 239-415-4040 5501 Palmer Crossing Circle, Sarasota, 941-922-1515 5th South, Naples, 239-434-6616, BLU SUSHI Cobalt Cool. incredible outrageous highlights menu, steak chicken. 13451 239-489-1500 10045 239-334-BLU3, COURTSIDE STEAKHOUSE HARBOUR RESORT Beefed Refined wood, brass, leaded subtle sports theme, steakhouse tastiest butchers steaks. opt resorts elegant Princess yacht. 17260 Harbour Pointe 239-466-2138, CRAVE Cozy Contemporary. cuisine, Breakfast, omelet variation Benedict. noon, dishes bacon-wrapped jambalaya, attract hungry diners. brunch crowd packs house, wait--but 12901 239-466-4663, CRISTOFS MCGREGOR Old-Florida Charm. Designed resemble delightful, Floridastyle landscaping, Cristofs hotspot. rib-eye southern bouillabaisse, receive portions ingredients. 10231 239-791-8473 GARAGE details. 1920s, parts, Model Bootlegger. arugula cannot dined --Virginia Woolf 71 egg mouth craft beer names Kona Wave Belgium Fat Tire. 2207 Street, 239-332-3673, FIRESTONE Brick wood atmosphere, tires Firestone. filet mignon paella tapas Sky Bar, Martini Bar Saturday. 2224 239-334-3473, Blvd, Sunny Delight. specialties seafood, roasted corn portobello mushroom relish, piccata. 8700 Gladiolus 239-489-2233, 72 believed risk. unpasteurized Stilton, organized crime associates, adventure. --Anthony Bourdain Illuminati. honors legendary namesake genius, Edison, historic photos. steeped tradition, chicken pot pie receiving raves 3583 239-936-9348, PRAWNBROKER Agent Fish. tried-and-true. Salads pasta 1982. Soup accompany dinners, days. Early deals 530 p.m. booths, nautical vibe. 13451-16 239-489-2226, UNIVERSITY Head Class. theatergoers club atmosphere 7790 Cypress Lake 239-437-4377, 73 1719 East, Coral, Springs Especially Philly. corned-beef hash, caramel pecans, Carbons malted Belgian waffles pudding accompanied fresh-ground coffee breakfast. Pop Philly cheesesteak hands 25091 Bernwood Parkway, 239-948-4190, 10801 Corkscrew Suite 519, Estero, 74 PAGELLIS RUSTIC TUSCAN Bring Dancing Shoes owned Italian inspired, ambience. Dance lake cocktails. Point, 239-226-4242, TARPON BAY New-Fashioned Classic. RegencyCoconut pay homage old-Florida house. cooked marinades. entrees, crispy-fried snapper. 5001 239-390-4295, Naples GORDONS Classy dining revive supper club. Andrew McLaughlins gourmets sommelier Ian Ponsfords program, 150 selections, Harbour, 475 239-213-1441, ensure up-to-date. encourage detailed reservations establishments. 76 1253 77 Joes Stone Crab DOUG GALLOGLY Joes, Deeny Kaplan Lorber 19.95, Seaside Publishing, story. servers unanimously family. average employee old-timers tell, collection memories. Larry King, diner Muhammad Ali, Jackie Gleason Edgar Hoover--each recalled fondly delves challenges employees faced legally required jail. end, courage sacrifice 1913 beloved landmark today. stop captures servers. Jackie. movie stars Tom Cruise Redford ate politicians Clinton Condoleezza Rice doors slew celebrity-status folks, monumental establishment. rank celeb, twoto-three-hour wait cares Watching hustle Besides stone claws parade famous-- not-so-famous--people rub elbows fans, Waiting DEENY KAPLAN LORBER 79 MARCHAPRIL WHERE GO 81 SWFL LIVE Monster Piano Concert Faculty 9, 4pm, piano faculty massed pianos. Panayis Lyras, Deborah Moriarty, Derek Polischuk Minsoo Sohn performing. Moorings Presbyterian Church, Naples. 239-4349145, Jazz Orchestra Plays Tribute Woody Herman 10, 7pm, Musical Brignola, Cambier Bandshell, 239207-8299, Carmen Bradford sings Ella Fitzgerald 23, concert Center, Grande. 239-207-8299, 24, Tommy Dorsey Voices 31, Masterwork Hayes, Conductor, Chancel Choir 82 performing Gloria 6, 10am, 239-434-9145, Hayes pianist Lindsey Graham, soprano internationally stellar keyboard choral churches, schools, universities stages. Christian vocalist fails bless listeners. Harry Orta, Vocalist 7, Audience Requests 14, Walk 18, District month. participating venues regional 855-7323836, STAGE Symphony Masterworks IV 8pm, Conductor Andreas Delfs OConor, Piano, perform Wagners Flying Dutchman Overture, Beethovens Concerto No. Brahms B. Mann Performing Hall, 239-418-1500, Caloosa Gun 1-April 26, Saturday, 630pm, Journey Ol cowboy-style murder Murder Mystery Train, Seminole Railway, 239-275-8487, SPY Sunday, 530pm Wednesday Thursday, Inspector Henri Dijon save program Soviet spies 1960s romp Washington Saxophone Quartet 3, widelyheard saxophone quartet U.S., 84 DAVID ACEVEDO GreenMarket 9am, Alliance 10-acre campus, 239-939-2787, performed recitals, informal concerts classes China, radio television Grand Woodlands Shell 239-454-2067, shellpoint.orgconcerts Pops Musicals silver screen, musicals Selections Music, Oklahoma, salute Rodgers Hammerstein movies. Davina Vagabonds 5pm, ranging Fats Domino Preservation Hall Band Aretha Franklin Waits, converting audiences Vancouver Theatre Conspiracy Whale 14-29, Thursday-Saturday, 8pm 2pm, Morbidly obese 600-pound confines apartment eats oblivion. health failing, desperate reconnect estranged teenage daughter. love, maybe Foulds Theatre, Mendelssohn 25, 730pm, mini-marathon explores Felix Mendelssohns creations symphonic poem Fingals Cave evergreen Scotch Symphony. Mysterious sprites curses 86 abound Fair Melusina Overture twilight Midsummer Nights Dream. Performance Village Church BIG ARTS, Schein creations. Naders Doo Wop Rock Roll 28, all-star lineup legends stroll lane. 239-481-4849, V Dvorak 8, Fidelio Gershwins conducted Nir Kabaretti, artistic Santa command vast operatic repertoire. Season 5, collaboration Pianist Young-ah Tak Praised winning passion, imagination integrity Review thrilling fury finesse Antonio Express-News, awarded prizes competitions. Woodlands, 87 Broadsides Poetry Shelf 17, event unites poets artists literary visual arts printed Broadsides. VIEW 13th Annual Downtown Venice Classic 2, 10am-5pm, festival contemporary artwork buyers. Venice. 561-7466615, Burnett, Fithian, Ocasio 7-27, Gallery exhibition, 239939-2787, Opening Reception Antique Show 16, antiques featuring dealers Rare tin toys, ephemera items, silver, porcelain, pottery jewelry 88 appraisal 239-472-2155, Lions Craft 22, Clubs 31st Crafts Fair. 12th Sarasota Held Main huge crowds 561-746-6615, 25th Hyde Set amidst Parks charm tree-lined streets, Tampa showcase art. Affair 11am-6pm, paintings, photography, custom jewelry, furniture, hand-woven Towers courtyard. Later retailers shopping-and-dining complex. Shops, 239-9392787, Future Student Exhibit 2-13, annual juried drawings, digital 3D. 89 11th Pete Corey 10am5pm, Hosted bustling pottery, ceramics, painting clothing, handmade America, display. orchids, flora, soaps enjoyment. 36th Siesta Fiesta 27, street Key, 561746-6615, EVENTS Artists Studio Tour artists. day-long begins followed self-guided studios homes League Clothesline Sale 9am-3pm, Members SanibelCaptiva clotheslines hung grounds 2173 Way. 239-4722155, 90 Seahorse Dream Project Gala Auction 6pm, silent auction, auction seahorse statues benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital Marriott Spa, 239-481-3907, Amelia Earhart Luncheon Daring Janina Birtolo returns one-woman portraying aviation Earhart, woman fly solo Atlantic, earning nickname Lindy. celebrates flight. Evening Maureen 10acre campus vendors grown, cultivated foods sampling purchase. musicians, fun kids, cooking demos 91 O ne Am Ameri erica cas s p Re Reper pertor tory FU y Comp mp anies ies REPERTORY Co ATRE CACIOPPO, FOU WALL STREET JOU RNAL NDER PRODUCING ART ISTIC MAR 21-APR PREVIEWS 18-20 HISTORIC ARCADE THEATRE 2013-2014 APR 25-MAY 22-24 Guided Daily, 93011am 130-3pm, Join communities. See firsthand flora Six Mile Slough, 239-694-0398, Tours Wednesday, Saturday 1030am, 90-minute district. 239-945-0405, Haunted 2nd 4th Friday, darker Farmers 8am, goodies market. Riverside Springs. 239992-2556, Oxbow Clinic basics kayaking. introduces skills. Explore oxbow two-hour guided instructional tour. Regional 239-533-7440, world-renowned shelling 77th displays crafts, raffle 8,000 prizes. Bicycle bicycle RIS ST PLAY NOR INNING BE -W Y PULITZESPONSORED BRUCE JANET BUNCH BRUC WGCU PUBLIC MEDIA FLAMENCO WILL CALL YOU, WHEN REA DY, ANSWER SPONSORED BERNESE DAVIS GE FOUNDATION Ste ep ph en Sa ac ch hs Hamm ArtStage STUDIO ersteins THRU songs Pacific, Th h e Sou ou o nd und un u d Mu sic usi ic, iic c,, Ca rou ar aro ro sel se el, l, Ok lah kla k kl la aho ho hom ma a, mo re MAGICAL EVENING FILL HEART SOUND TH HE OUND MUSIC MU USIC C TICKETS FAST DISCOUNTED FINEMARK BANK TRUST GALLOWAY FAMILY DEALERSHIPS JACKSON HENDRY STREETS AMPLE FREE PARKING DISTRICT 239.332.4488 4488 FLORIDAREP.ORG FLORIDAREP ORG 92 Garden 11, 11am, fellow gardeners friendships grow. Fishing Catch fishermen. Creek slow-paced levels. provided binoculars, appropriate shoes wet. Hickeys Trip sixhour ends campground. Paddlers physical condition 5-mile round-trip Blueway Creek. Clinic, Earth Event Upcycle cartoonist Jay Norwood Darling, venue marketplace showcasing high-quality repurposed materials. aims educate 93 recycling protecting Visitor Education SPORTS Extreme Ski 4pm. Miromar Outlet Mall, Estero. 239-4942774, Yoga Monday 830am, clears develops body. Open levels, abilities. Zumba fit Laughter instruction Lynn 239-590-9933, SOUTHERN EXTREME SKI TEAM 94 95 Crafters Monday, 10am-3pm, crafts. charge supplies. Duplicate Bridge 1-4pm, singles matched partner. Sessions Susan, House Refreshments Youth Masterclass Taught 393-434-9145, Movie Night 830pm, chairs, blankets picnic provisions Despicable Me stars. Honky Tonk Party Line dancing Beading Projects invited 96 intricate beading Supplies BBQ, Bands Brew Chow BBQ. Presented Builders Care. Wedding-Themed Expo 12, informative families conscious impacts environment. Discovery musicians interactive sounds themselves. Rep Lunchbox Twain Storybook 19, Americas authors. Players banks Mississippi wacky, bluegrass Sawyer, Huck others. banjo. Myers.239-939-2787, 97 CLUBS Zonta 1st 3rd providing hands-on assistance, advocacy funding womens islands, International. House. 530pm, fortunate organizing fundraising charitable organizations. 1230pm, Monthly meetings networking opportunities. ABWA Tuesday, Sanibel-Captiva Chapter Business Womens Association invites meeting. Audubon Society Educational environment conservation. Please listings. calendar attending events. 98 Parading ust nearly year-round holidays accordingly. Late November December, essence wonderland laid-back, trees wrapped Christmas lights. December marked Royal Shells Fourth Cart Parade, Lane. Crowds, stretching Chadwicks Flash Restaurant cheered carts decked festive garlands, lights, shiny balloons participants, Bubbly Julian Codner cart elf-mobile, first-timers parade. Others, Swimstastic Jillian Nabidonski Kristen Potter, returned Realty Captivas Snow Nourishment won show, Kingfisher Rudolphin prize category, Mixed Nuts noncommercial category winner portion entrance fee benefited Foundation. cart-full J 409 Anniversary seasons f permanence ARTS. Proudly 35th season, tremendously inception 1979, Ellen Harder. involved--the founders, dedication volunteers tirelessly oversight, yearning enrichment. expanded conducting hosting plays tents, dream. fundraisers fairs, raised permanently affairs. prominent, multipurpose facility art-related educational programs college Harder expansions continued demand courses, surely anniversaries come. kicked fundraiser January 24. continue Coordinator welcome sign acquired 2010 fairs camps programming 101 239.466.5115 16970-1 Blvd Publix MINUTE CLEANERS Drive Thru Service Dry Cleaning Laundry Alterations Bedspreads Draperies Wedding Gown Specialists M-F 7am-7pm Sat 8am-3pm Work Done Premises ACCENT BUSINESS PRODUCTS 239.939.0077 Serving CopierPrinterScanners Printer Print Cost Recovery Management 239.728.7708 MyersSanibel CLAUDIOS PEST MANAGEMENT Claudio Treviso Name Know Trust Termite Treatment Pest Control RON SONS SECURITY ANDSOUND 239.481.2949 8941 College Sales Installation Security Alarm Systems AudioVideo Theaters Radio Intercom System Vac MAJESTIC TRANSPORTATION 239.489.4473 800.833.4473 Greater Quality Creates Demand Non-smoking Vehicles Featuring Limousines, Town Cars, Vans Door Airports, Restaurants, Courses Points Interest E-mail Call Text 239-691-3474 CAPTAIN RANDYS FISHY Fishing, Shelling, Dolphin Watch, Sight-Seeing, Snorkeling, Customize Excursion Kid Grande, Costa, Useppa, Privateer wlots Shade JULYAUGUST 2009 239.472.0700 4301 Road SAN-CAP MEDICAL CENTER Practice Walk-In 239.472.6188 2330 Ridge Unit PHARMACY Locally Owned Faces Count Needs Order 239.395.1220 239.395.0958 2402 PAK SHIP Scheduled Pick-up Fax 1Page, In-Out 830am-5pm 830am-330pm Sun Appointment 239.472.4499 SPROUT Nikkis Gourmet Vegan Take Out Certified Organic Produce Wide Selection Gluten Highest Supplements MonSat am6 pm 239.472.4160 888.527.7806 MyersSanibelCaptiva TAXI Based Prompt Courteous Airport Luggage Handled WHITNEYS BAIT TACKLE 239.579.0399 1554 Way Rod Reel Repairs Frozen Bait Customer am8 Days 365 Year 103 Note self Traffic reminder dream talking. conspiracy afoot met Ha-ha Ran P post office snowbird yet. friends, Got foursome. best-shot scenario, biggest pressure Francis Sam Bailey. Had lemurs Read article Clyde Butchers studio. Ate dried mango chips. August sail G sailboat, sailboat. Funny 9-5. Seriously. mental jobs, Happy hour DM. Stayed locals 8. fits Met shopping. sale Heard Dana Paul sing Lauderdale pipes. jazz Jim Cantore mentioned today, relation storm. Yea Nemo slinked guilty morning. neighbor K Fantastic exhibit Gotta pop over. Caught myself counting football. mangoes, gang Caf looooong MM ILLUSTRATION 1136 1134 TIMES SOUTHWEST FLORIDAS MAGAZINE VOL. NO. ISLANDS TOTI_Cover_MA13.indd 4.95 ALLIGATORS FRIENDS FOES TIPS PREDICTING Published 1127

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