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Opera And Community Celebrates Blind Pass
Broadway Reopening And Renewal
At BIG ARTS
Lr Shana Blake Hill
Friday, January 29 at 8 p.m.
Hill excites audiences and critics alike
as she proves herself a multifaceted per- A group gathers to cut the ribbon for the official opening of Blind Pass, six months after
former in both operatic and orchestral the sea broke through to the bay side following the removal of 150,000 cubic yards of
S repertoires material between December 2008 and July 2009
She has appeared as a principal artist
Ryan Taylor with the Los Angeles Opera, Savonlinna by Anne Mitchell
Festival Opera (Finland), Cincinnati
B IG ARTS on Sanibel has booked Opera, Opera Pacific, Long Beacht cost $2.5 million to dredge open Blind Pass and restore what Mike Mullins,
soprano Shana Blake Hill, and Opera, Santa Barbara Opera, San Luis chairman of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District, called "the heartbeat" of the
baritone Ryan Taylor with pianist Obispo Mozart Festival Opera, Berkshire Iecosystem.
Brandt Fredriksen and violinist Peter Opera and Opera Nova. She has also And to mark the reopening which occurred last summer island and county
Winograd for an evening of musical been featured as a solo artist with orches- officials, coastal engineers and well-wishers gathered Friday to put the official stamp
delights from the worlds of opera and tras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, on the momentous occasion. It was an upbeat event under blue skies with balmy tem-
Broadway. The group will perform in The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The peratures and even a large pod of dolphins came out to play just offshore in the Gulf
BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall on continued on page 34 of Mexico.
continued on page 11
Roost At CROW
by Brian Johnson
slanders Bob Wigley and Wayne Boyd
presented an American bald eagle
sculpture, carved by Jim Sprankle, to
CROW as a gift on January 14.
The eagle carving, appraised at
$42,000, will adorn the entrance of
CROW's Healing Winds Education Center,
and enhance the experience of visitors.
"It's stunning," said CROW
Veterinarian Dr. PJ Deitschel. "We're so
grateful to have such a beautiful sculpture,
plus the American bald eagle is such an
inspiring creature, and there's no one bet-
ter to carve it than Jim Sprankle."
continued on page 21
Bob Wigley, Dr. PJ Deitschel, Jim Sprankle and Wayne Boyd
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Post 123 News
Come in on to the Legion Sunday,
January 24 for Dougie Fresh's
BBQ ribs, chicken and shrimp
dinner with all the fixin's from 1 to 8
p.m. There will be live music at 6 p.m.
Watch the NFL Championship games
on the big screen. Every Thursday night
is cards night at 7 p.m. Every Friday the
Legion serves a six-ounce ribeye steak
sandwich with French fries all day. Stop
in and check out the entire menu. The
public is welcome. Food is served all
day, every day. Open Monday through
Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday
12 to 9 p.m., the American Legion Post
123 is located at mile marker three on
Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more infor-
mation call 472-9979.0
The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club
would like the thank everyone for
participating in this year's golf
tournament. Despite record low tem-
peratures on January 10, the Lions held
a successful event. Last year's golf tour-
nament raised well over $8,000. This
year, despite the weather causing some
to cancel, there was a great turnout and
the tournament was still a success, rais-
ing approximately $8,500.
The Lions are very thankful for all
who helped make this happen. Thanks
again to the sponsors, the golfers, and,
of course, Beachview Golf & Tennis Club
for making this all possible.4
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Sanibel Historical Museum And Village
Docent Profile: Barbara Broadhurst
by Ray Buck
T his is Barbara Broadhurst's second
year as a docent at the Sanibel
Historical Museum and Village. If
you listen to her talking to the guests,
you soon get the hint that she's had her
feet on the island in one way or another
for a long, long time... since 1978.
Her parents built their retirement home
on Sanibel in 1979. I've been a visitor
to the village for many years. Bringing a
my guests here and showing them life on
the island before the causeway has always oi
been an enjoyable experience. I love all the
buildings for different reasons.
"The Morning Glories cottage brings
back memories of a family retreat in the
Poconos. Although it was not a Sears
house, it was built about the same time.
The old Bailey store and packing house
bring back remembrances of a a simpler
lifestyle where everyone knows you, your
family, and your needs."
Barbara adds that she loves the old,
or reproductions, of the food and sundry
items (like those exhibited in the Bailey
store). One of my hobbies back in Docent Barbara Broadhurst enjoys the
Maryland was to go antiquing in the spring rocker on the Rutland House porch as she
and fall with my husband. He was a collec- awaits visitors
tor of 18th century primitive furniture and
stoneware. I collected German Christmas ornaments (kugals) from the mid 1800s.
"I once lent the museum several of my ornaments and they ended up featuring
them on an antique show on NBC2," she said. "I have also exhibited some old quilts
in the spring quilt show at the village. Hooking rungs, the old traditional method, is
another hobby I have pursued since retirement. I have created several island themes in
my attempt to make an old art new and more reflective of my current interests.
In 1993, she and her husband, a retired
Upjohn employee, purchased a house in
The Dunes. Four years later, after her early
le Place 239-472-3960 retirement from the U.S. Naval Institute,
lay Suite # 39 Sanibel, FL they had their first extended stay on
Sanibel. A year later her husband passed
"It was a tough decision to continue to
come back to the island," she said, "but
my good friends at BIG ARTS helped me
through this difficult time." She worked
part-time at BIG ARTS for six seasons and
I) later became a volunteer. In addition to her
docent time at the historical museum, she
also volunteers at "Ding" Darling and the
e Sanibel Community Church.
"While Annapolis, Maryland was my
home for more than 50 years," she says,
"Sanibel has always been the destination
of my heart." Barbara also has bachelor's
and master's degrees from the University
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Oil Rigs In Gulf
by Anne Mitchell
ome people wondered out loud on
Tuesday why the city council of
Sanibel Island would even need to
debate the question of whether to take a
stand against offshore oil drilling in the
Gulf of Mexico.
But debate they did and it seemed for
a while the vote might not be unanimous.
However, in the end, council did vote
unanimously to have staff draft a resolu-
tion opposing drilling that will be sent to
legislators and various organizations such
as the Florida League of Cities. Council
will get the draft resolution on February 2
for final approval.
Mayor Mick Denham made a state-
ment at the start of the discussion that
"despite unsubstantiated rumors floating
around, I have not taken a position that I
support (drilling)." However, Denham said
he and Councilman Jim Jennings have
attended many meetings on the topic. "It
is clear to me that some of my colleagues
may not have as much knowledge of the
situation and the pros and cons as myself
and Jim Jennings have.
"They may need to get up to speed
and clearly understand who is voting for
what (in other municipalities and such)."
He said the Florida League of Cities, for
instance, is not tackling a stand until it sees
an unbiased study... and has analyzed
other options such as bio fuels, natural
gas and solar. "This council's recommen-
dation should be not too dissimilar to the
Florida League of Cities,"' he said.
"Personally, I think one of the biggest
threats to this nation is from oil and gas
that we have to get from outside our own
country, particularly from the Middle East,
from people who want to do us harm,
and if we can rid ourselves of getting oil
and gas from that source it would have
a significant impact on our security,"
Vice Mayor Kevin Ruane said the
resolutions of the various municipalities in
Lee County are wide and various. "Lee
County says (not) within 25 miles and
others say 'not in our waters."' Ruane
noted, "If this moratorium were lifted it
only allows them to start the process, not
Mike Mullins, chairman of Captiva
Erosion Prevention District, which offi-
cially protested drilling in April, said, "I
am very distressed if Sanibel and Captiva
need to be convinced of what seems to
be such a compelling argument against
drilling. Why shoot craps. If we can't con-
vince ourselves, we might as well kiss our
Herb Rubin, Sanibel resident, com-
mented that it went against what Sanibel
stands for in its vision and principles and
Jennings, a longtime advocate of
Sanibel taking a firm stand against drill-
ing, said he feared its impact on Lee
County's $5 billion a year tourism indus-
try, of which Sanibel is considered the
lynch pin. "Just because they say three
miles doesn't mean it won't be 500
feet off our beaches." On a clear day,
Jennings said, rigs as much as 10 miles
offshore would be as visible as the condos
on Bonita Beach.
"The potential for disaster is great, so
I am with Jim on this 100 percent," said
Councilman Peter Pappas.
Councilman Marty Harrity felt it was
Sanibel's duty to stand up. "By the very
nature of who we are on Sanibel we have
to oppose drilling. Everyone savs we need
oil. What we need is energy, some form
of energy. There are all kinds. We need
to pursue that. More oil is not the solu-
tion to our problems."
Bernie Lubetkin, resident, said having
spent much of his career designing and
developing oil fields, he could say that "oil
rigs require a lot of supplies" such as a
terminal and barges going up and down
the coast. There would also have to be a
storage facility. "Every time you hook one
hose to another you have the potential
for an oil spill," Lubetkin warned.
Rob Loflin, Sanibel's natural resources
director, painted an ever grimmer picture.
"From an environmental perspec-
tive there is no question we do not need
another study. The lubricants they use
for drilling and the metal shavings that
come off the drills are very substantial. It
is estimated that in the life of a single oil
drilling platform it produces 90,000 tons
of lubricants and shavings. Those are very
heavy pollutants," he said. When a hurri-
cane comes, pipelines are uncoupled and
as much as 600,000 gallons of oil can be
spilled, Loflin added.
by Anne Mitchell
he City of Sanibel's New Year's
Eve party was attended by 490
people and raised $42,930,
money that will help pay for after-school
programs for island children whose
families demonstrate need.
Barry Roth, who organized the fes-
tivities, gave a report to the city council
Tuesday in which he says he's not done
with fundraising from the event. He
plans to approach all the businesses and
individuals who paid $135 and $195 to
have their signs displayed in the lobby of
the rec center, where the party was held.
He will tell them that for another $135
or $196, their signs can remain on the
Council gave its blessing for Roth's
idea, which could generate $15,000 or
more. That money will go into the pro-
gram's 2012 fiscal year.4
Fishing Pier May
Be A No-Go
by Anne Mitchell
wo Lee County projects the plan
to construct a fishing pier adjacent
to the Sanibel Causeway, and a
bid to eliminate the six-month bridge
toll program used by winter residents -
appear unlikely to materialize.
Sanibel Vice Mayor Kevin Ruane,
who sent a letter to Lee County
Commissioners regarding the toll change,
told the city council on Tuesday that the
commissioners "were surprised and they
told me not to worry about it whatso-
Mayor Mick Denham said he received
a similar response from Commissioner
Ray Judah when discussing the matter.
Also, Ruane said at a recent meeting
of the Lee County Tourist Development
Council, there was a conversation about
the planned fishing pier and "Mr. (Jim)
Lavender told me they didn't have the
money for it." Lavender is Lee County's
public works director.
Sanibel City Council members have
not embraced the county's design for a
public fishing pier.Q
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by Anne Mitchell
T he issue of how to prevent overly
large homes from altering the
rhythm and harmony of Sanibel
neighborhoods continues to plague
city officials. The planning commission
spent about 19 months rehashing ordi-
nance 86-43 before passing it to council
for a final decision.
Now the council members are tossing
this hot potato around and seem unlikely
to pass anything close to what the plan-
ning commissioners toiled over for so
Planning Director Jim Jordan acknowl-
edged when asked that it would be "a
weaker ordinance without the trigger."
At its January 8 meeting, council
threw out the trigger point for a long
form permit and public hearing. Some
feared that the amendment which used
the largest house in a neighborhood as
the threshold could be too restrictive in
some neighborhoods and in others might
encourage more large homes.
At that time, council decided to keep
the broader neighbor notification require-
ments in the amended ordinance but to
remove the guidelines relating to size,
mass, design and such.Those guidelines
would be salvaged for planning staff to
use when dealing with applications but
would not be part of the ordinance.
Those changes passed narrowly on
Tuesday in a 3-2 vote with Mayor Mick
Denham and Councilman Peter Pappas
Pappas called the ordinance amend-
ments "disingenuous to the citizens" and
said they "lack efficacy and effective-
"If we remove the guidelines, what
does this do for us?" said Denham.
"What recourse do people have other
than to prevail on the planning depart-
Larry Schopp, resident, said the city
would be "hoodwinking the public if you
provide notification to them with no
meaningful right to participate. Staff will
be acting as judge and jury."
Resident Karen Storjohann said coun-
cil would be throwing out a very impor-
tant part of the ordinance if there was no
trigger on size. She suggested setting an
upper limit on size "or" no larger than
the largest home in a neighborhood to
trigger a long form public hearing.
Council continued discussion to 9:15
a.m. February 2, when staff will present
the revised version, as approved in the
Sanibel Dog Club
Eyes New Park
By Jim George
After a disappointing but close
call defeat of a referendum in
2009 that would have estab-
lished a dog park on Sanibel, Sanibel
Dog Club members are gearing up
for a new attempt. At a meeting of
the club last week, Club President
Dr. Harvey Sugarman and Treasurer
Jason LaManna unveiled a new plan
to approximately 100 members and
the general public. The plan was to
request the use of City Park as the site
for the dog park. City Park is adjacent
to The Community House, has a new
playground, ample parking and enough
space to house a park for both large
and small dogs. This site is seldom used
by residents and was used only once
in 2009 for the Fourth of July movie
event, according to LaManna.
The club planned to propose leas-
ing the site from the city, underwriting
the cost of whatever site modifications
are required and all costs of maintaining
the site. There would be no cost to the
taxpayers. However, after Sugarman and
LaManna met with City Manager Judie
Zimomra last week it was determined
that the site was not feasible because the
site was purchased with state funds and
would require state approval. "We're back
to the drawing board," Sugarman said.
Although disappointing, Sugarman said
the city park site was only one of several
sites the club was considering and they
would continue the review of the other
sites in an effort to identify one that was
"environmentally appropriate." Both
public and private sites are under review,
Zimomra added that the city would
require a plan from the club before
the city could make any determination
as to whether a site was appropriate.
Sugarman said he and LaManna will
communicate a plan to the city manager
as soon as they've completed their review
of the other sites.
The dog park referendum in 2009
was defeated by only 110 votes which
Sugarman said was due to concern that
the property, which was located on Island
Inn Road, was considered environmen-
tally sensitive, but he added that the close-
ness of the vote indicated that there was
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substantial support for the dog park and
support has continued to grow since that
Sanibel ordinance requires that dogs
must be leashed. A dog park would allow
dog owners one place on the island
where dogs could run free under the
watchful eye of their owners. Surrounding
areas such as Fort Myers, Bonita, Naples
and Cape Coral all have dog parks.
Bonita Springs also has a dog beach
where animals are allowed unleashed on
the beach. Sugarman emphasized that
a park would not be a replacement for
walking leashed dogs on the beach. It will
instead provide an outlet for those dogs
and their owners to reduce the use of the
beach and other public areas for running
dogs off leash and help mitigate fecal
waste on the island, he said, and added
that it would also reduce the number of
incidents where dogs illegally run off-leash
on the beach and in other areas.
The Sanibel Dog Club was founded in
2007. Anyone interested in the project
should contact Sugarman or LaManna at
Resident Becky McDaniel, not current-
ly a dog club member, said she was excit-
ed about the possibility of a dog park.
She walks her dog daily on the beach.
Lisa Williams, a Dunes resident, is also
supportive of a park. Williams has two
large poodles that require a lot of exer-
cise. "A dog park that would allow dogs
to go unleashed would be great exercise
for them," she said.4
On January 29 all are welcome
to attend the fourth annual
American Business Women's
Association (ABWA) Texas Hold-em
Tournament. This fun-filled event will be
held at The Community House, 2173
Periwinkle Way. Registration begins at
4:30 p.m. and the play begins at 5.
The entry fee is $100 which includes
great Texas-style food and two drinks.
First prize is valued at $3,000, second
place at $750 and third place at $500.
Examples of prizes include: exclusive
watch from Lily & Co., gift certificates
from Ellington's, Greenhouse Grill, Thistle
Lodge; three-day stay at 'Tween Waters
Inn; fitness package from Sanibel Health
Club; Adventures in Paradise sunset
Blackjack tables will also be avail-
able. The entry fee for blackjack is $10
(includes food and one drink). Each round
will cost $10.
Advance registration is available.
There is a maximum of 80 players for the
tournament. For registration, questions
or information, contact Lisa Newmeyer-
Cochrane at email@example.com or
All proceeds benefit the ABWA
The Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc.
CASI Breakfast Meeting
CITY MANAGER JUDIE ZIMOMORA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
CLUBHOUSE AT THE SANCTUARY
8 A.M. REGISTRATION
8:30 BREAKFAST BUFFET 9-10 SPEAKERS
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Sanibel: Fit For
Life Is Their Motto
HAPPY Hour Fitness
8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, HAPPY Hour Fitness.
This class is the way to start your
day. Happy Hour stands for an Hour of
Aerobics and Positions of Pilates & Yoga.
The class begins with a joke from one of
the participants to put you in the right
frame of mind and ends with a positive
thought for the day. Find your strength,
balance and flexibility with simple yoga
poses and a great core with the dynamics
Power Hour Fitness
8 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Gain
strength in all your muscles with this
power hour. Hand weights, stretch cords
and stability balls along with mats will be
used to strengthen and lengthen your
muscles. Improve your core strength and
balance by attending this class.
Essential Total Fitness
9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
This class includes cardio, muscle
strengthening and flexibility training
with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs
and stability balls. No floor mat work is
11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday.
Designed to stretch, tone and strength-
en while improving flexibility, proper
alignment and circulation. Class exercises
make use of chairs and mats to meet
the needs of varying experience levels.
Participants are encouraged to bring a
Bridge for Fun
1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.
Prizes for both games are awarded
and fee includes materials and supplies.
Cost is $2.50 for Island Seniors mem-
bers, $5 for non-members.
Meditation with Karl & Ann
8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and
A half hour to relax the soul and
relieve stress. This has become a popular
concept for all faiths and philosophi-
cal backgrounds. While this is primarily
intended for those who are seeking a
group with which to meditate, those with
no experience are equally welcome.
A non-competitive outing for people
who enjoy the world around them. There
is space for 16 people on eight two-per-
son kayaks and unlimited space for those
with their own kayaks. Each outing has
two leaders who determine the location.
Participants must meet at the center.
Supplies provided include the kayaks,
paddles and required life jackets.
Fees are $5 for members and $10 for
non-member per trip. Come by the cen-
ter or call to sign up.
Coping with Life Series
January 22, Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Easy Hiking in the Alps as pre-
sented by Gudrin & Peter Seffert
They have completed a major hike,
with backpacks, the length of the Alps
from Nice, France all the way to Vienna,
Austria. Step by step, 1,300 miles, over
several years, one month at a time, in
summer. No car, but when the trail led
over water, they took a boat. It was a
wonderful retirement project. "In fact,
we liked it so much", they said, "that we
have started to hike back on a little dif-
ferent route." Come and join them for
slides & memorabilia and tales of their
January 29, Friday at 1:30 p.m.
John Strickling, community relations
director of Hope Hospice will present
Hope Hospice: What Services Do
Too many times when people hear
that hospice has been called they imme-
diately imagine impending death. Let's
change that as a community and educate
everyone about the services patients and
their loved ones can expect to receive.
Dessert & Discussion Book
As in other book groups, you do not
need to read the book to attend. If you
are interested in hearing what the book is
about, listen to the discussion every sec-
ond Tuesday at 2 p.m.
February 9, Olive Kittredge by
Elizabeth Strout, facilitated by Francesca
Bridge Lessons (Introductory)
Monday and Wednesdays. Class is
limited to eight students who are required
to attend all four classes:
January 25, 27 and February 1, 3 at
1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 for members,
$20 for non-members.
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Bridge Stayman Convention Over
No trump Lessons
Tuesday and Thursday, January 26
and 28 10 a.m. to noon.
This two-day class is limited to 12
participants who are required to attend
both days. The Stayman Convention
may be used by responder after part-
ner's no trump opening bid. This assists
in the determination of whether the
opener holds a four-card major suit.
This course covers the essential require-
ments for responder to use the Stayman
Convention and provides the com-
mon NT opener replies to partner's
Stayman inquiry Also discussed are
responder's re-bid after using Stayman.
Cost is $5 for members and $10 for
non-members. Attendees should have
knowledge of and have played the game
Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon, April 1
Class is limited to eight students who
are required to attend all four sessions.
Cost is $10 for members and $20 for
DISCOVERING FLORIDA DAY
January 28, 10 a.m. Morikami
Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray
Beach; your of the gardens, lunch, muse-
um and store.
Cost $50 for members, $65 for non-
members which includes all of the above
plus bus transportation.
Drawing Class by Carol Berman
January 12 to February 2, 1 to 3
p.m., four-week session.
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Berman has been teaching pastels
for many years and was featured in Elan
Magazine recently. Learn to use pastels
while improving your dawing skill. Fee
f is $60 for members and $75 for non-
members plus a $10 materials fee. Class / el IS n d
Leisure Lunchers and Thrift &
Consignment Shop Y orrt' D esire.
Explore new restaurants, meet peo- r | S ..
ple, visit with friends. You may join oth-
ers to carpool.
January 21, 11:30 a.m., Pizza *
Fusion, Fresh, Organic & Earth
Sixth Annual Hiking the Beaches
January 21 through February 18, hike
every Thursday. This a great way to see
your island, meet new friends and get
some exercise. When you come
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You've Taken Great Photos....Now -' "
January 25 or March 15 1 to 3 p.m.
This "first look" seminar will get you
started on a way to get those photos out
of the camera and into an album or sent.
to your family and friends. Bring your .
Discovering the Value of the
Internet i k
February 1, 1 to 3 p.m. Discover how .
to find information that is useful and
fun such as making travel plans, order-
ing tickets, tracking stocks or ball teams,
accessing government information, find-
ing recipes, gardening tips, movies and
music and on-line shopping! .
Call the center for further details of all
the programs, 472-5743.
To advertise in the
Island Sun .
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10 ISLAND SUN -JANUARY 22, 2010
River Rats Play
Concert For FISH
On Saturday, January 30, the
River Rats are returning to
Sanibel... this time to help raise
funds for FISH (Friends in Service
It's going to be a toe-tapping night
of fun and fellowship with games for
children, Love Boat Ice Cream and live
gospel music. All the proceeds for the
evening are going to FISH to help those
in need on Sanibel.
Kirchner Contracting is the event
sponsor. The fun all starts at 4 p.m. and
ends around 8 p.m.
Sanibel Community Church is located
at 1740 Periwinkle Way, nNext to Jerry's
market. For more information call 472-
River Rat Billy Willer
River Rat Neal McHugh
River Rat Lee Rathbun
Sanibel Resident Earns Degree
From Saint Michael's College
Andrew Hamilton Knapp, son of James and Deborah Knapp of Sanibel,
earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration in December
from Saint Michael's College, a liberal arts residential Catholic college located
in the Burlington area of Vermont. Knapp was honored at a celebratory mass on
the college campus in the Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel.
Saint Michael's provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates
with the intellectual tools to lead a successful, purposeful life that will contribute to
peace and justice in the world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and
headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael's is identified by the Princeton
Review as one of the nation's Best 371 Colleges. It is one of 270 colleges and univer-
sities nationwide, and one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chap-
ter. Saint Michael's has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students
and 100 international students. Saint Michael's students and professors have received
Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The
college is one of the nation's Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2009 U.S.
News & World Report rankings.0
Church Book Sale spegy andt
T he Sanibel Congregational Women included v
in Mission (SCWIM) will hold the videos, pu
popular Recycled Book Sale from from the
1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 31 at agencies.
Sanibel Congregational Church, 2050 office at 4
Periwinkle Way.ce at 4
Most books are 50 cents (paperback)
or $1 (hard cover) with many books of
La u s t r
Life is good.
erest all well organized by cat-
author for easy shopping. Also
ill be audio books, DVDs, CDs,
zzles and games. Proceeds
ale will benefit local non-profit
)re information call the church
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Blind Pass Renewal
Mullins said, "Blind Pass is a celebra-
tion of life, renewal... it is teeming with
wildlife and it's absolutely fabulous. It is
pumping life into our ecology and our
economy." He said the current is very
strong and there have been a couple of
incidents involving swimmers so people
have to be careful.
Tony Lapi, president of Rochester
Resorts, which owns 'Tween Waters Inn
on Captiva, said years ago he saw fisher-
men on the Blind Pass bridge at night.
He's happy to say the fishermen are
now back. "It reminds me how it used
to be," said Lapi, who is also a member
of the Lee County Tourist Development
Also present were members of the
Bayous Preservation Association who
pushed the dredging of the pass along
with Wulfert Channel and portions of
Roosevelt Channel. The cost of the proj-
ect was shared by Lee County Tourist
Development Council (from bed taxes),
Captiva Erosion Prevention District
and the Department of Environmental
Protection. The cost includes mainte-
nance dredging of the pass, which has
been unstable for more than 80 years
and has closed and opened numerous
times in that period.
A 474-acre pole and troll zone has
been established in Wulfert Flats to pro-
tect the seagrass beds. JN "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge is responsible for
marking the boundaries and enforcing the
Before the speeches, there was a
somber moment when Lee County
Commissioner Brian Bigelow asked for a
minute of silence for the Haitian people
who died in the recent earthquake.
After the ceremony, there was music
and food on the beach for all-comers.M
Brian Arnold In
On Thursday, January 28, Brian
Arnold, one of the finest pianist
in America today, will tell his
remarkable story of faith.
Arnold has faced adversity, including
the loss of function of one arm, yet his
amazing gift of playing the piano shines
through in spite of his loss.
Light snacks will be served at 6:30
p.m., with the concert starting at 7 p.m.
A love offering will be received for Brian
Sanibel Community Church is at 1740
Periwinkle Way (next to Jerry's Market).
For more details call 472-2684.4
Our email address is
From left, Commissioner Brian Bigelow; Harry Keiser of Captiva Erosion Prevention District
(CEPD); Commissioner Bob Janes; Mike Mullins, chairman, CEPD; Kathy Rooker, CEPD and
Rene Miville, CEPD
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THE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEART
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12 ISLAND SUN -JANUARY 22, 2010
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
BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS:
The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam,
Temple of the Islands, meets for Friday
night services in the Fellowship Hall, of
the Congregational Church,
2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Rabbi Murray Saltzman, President
-Bernard Lubetkin. Visitors are
welcome and please call 472-5259
for more information.
CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA:
11580 Chapin Lane
The Rev. Dr. Robert R. Hansel
Nov. 15 through April 18
Sunday 11 a.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST,
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 1 p.m. (November
through March), Friday 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684.
SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH:
Sanibel Community Church:
1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684
Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor
Barb Nave, Associate Pastor
Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor
Sunday Worship Hours:
8 a.m. Traditional Service
9 a.m. Contemporary Service
with Kids' Church
10:45 a.m. Traditional Service
Childcare available at all services.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
2050 Periwinkle Way, 472-0497
Ministers: Rev. Dr. Dale Kent, Rev. Denise
7:45 a.m. Informal Chapel Service
9:00 a.m. Worship with nursery and
Sunday School for children and youth
11 a.m. Worship with nursery care
Elevators for easy access to sanctuary.
Church office open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.
to 12 and 1 to 3 p.m.
ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH:
3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763
Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk,
Communion Service: Monday and
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.
Daily Mass: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
8:30 a.m.; Saturday Vigil, 5 p.m.;
Sunday Masses, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
August and September Services
Saturday, Vigil Mass 5 p.m.,
Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS
2304 Periwinkle Way between the
Bean & Bailey's, 472-2173
Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector
Saturday at 5 p.m.
Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m..
Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
OF THE ISLANDS:
Meets on the first Sunday of each month
from December through April at the
Sanibel Congregational Church
2050 Periwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m.
A pot luck is held at a member's home on
the third Sunday of each month.
For more information call 395-3112 or
Bobbie Maybee, LCSW, Licensed Clinical
It's a crazy, unpredictable world out
there. How are you holding up under
the pressure? Do your relationships
give you life or drain the life from you?
A Life Model Workshop at Sanibel
Community Church on February 5 and
6 will teach ways to relate to people in
giving ways ways that strengthen us as
individuals and as a community so we can
deal with that "crazy world."
The public is invited to learn about
the powerful healing and growth that can
happen in spiritual families.
The workshop will be led by Bobbie
Maybee, licensed clinical social worker,
and Charlene Laird, healing minister.
It will take palce from 6 to 7 p.m. on
Friday and (a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Call the church to register: 472-2684.
Recommended reading: The Life Model,
Living from the Heart Jesus Gave You
by James G. Friesen, et. al (available in
the Carpenter's Shop at the church).#
A 11 are invited to join members
of the Sanibel Congregational
United Church of Christ for
a four-week series exploring a vari-
ety of poetry. The program, held on
Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17 and 24
from 10 to 11:15 a.m., is designed for
those who love poetry, but especially for
those who think they do not. You will
rejoice in the skill of the authors, delight
in their fresh images, and perhaps
become inspired to try writing your
own expressions of the spirit. Jennifer
McLean will lead the series for the sec-
The program will be held in the
Fellowship Hall at church, 2050
Periwinkle Way. Call 472-0497 to
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CAROLYN SHANAFELT WELLS
Carolyn Shanafelt "Shanny" Wells,
84, of Fishers, Indiana, reached
the conclusion of her long and
very full life the evening of January 6,
2010. She peacefully passed on at her
home with family by her side, followed
by a pure white heavenly snow the fol-
Carolyn was born in South Bend,
Indiana, on January 24, 1925 to the
late Wilbur Maxwell Shanafelt of South
Bend, and Erma Elizabeth Heckaman of
Bremen, and was raised during her for-
mative years by her grandmother Virginia
Mae Shanafelt. She graduated from
South Bend Central High School and
Indiana University with the Class of '49.
She worked at the former Studebaker
Corporation in South Bend. At IU,
Carolyn met and fell in love with her
surviving lifetime partner, William Doman
"Bill" Wells. They married on August
21, 1948, and lived in the Indianapolis
area ever since. They were joyfully mar-
ried for 61 years and they shared their
most treasured pastime of all, being with
their family, as well as a love for boating.
Also, they enjoyed traveling to interesting
places around the world, being with their
many friends, and volunteering.
For 30 years, they spent winters in
Sanibel Island, at their home with their
boat parked behind, and their friends
Carolyn was a beloved wife, a per-
fect mother and grandmother, a trusted
friend, and a "positive" person, who
faced any adversity with a special sense of
humor, and only rarely complained about
anything. Her perseverance through
many health challenges was exemplary to
all those around her, with her attitude of
"offer it up." She loved to play piano and
sing with others, play games, and try new
things. She and a childhood friend even
created and perfected their own language
they called "alphalfa-talk," which she
passed on to her children.
She was, or had been, a member of
Holy Spirit @ Geist Catholic Church, Pi
Beta Phi Sorority, St. Margaret's Hospital
Guild, Alpha Tau Latreian, Meridian Hills
CC, Hillcrest CC, and The Bridge Club.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her
younger sister, Joan Shanafelt (Maury)
Hawbaker, of Austin, Texas. She is
survived by her husband, Bill; her four
sons: William Michael (Sue) Wells, Harold
Bradley Wells, Scott Douglas Wells, and
Stephen Alan (Mary) Wells; her five
grandchildren Jeff (Jona), Brian, Lesley,
Allison (Levi), and Cara; and her three
great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Dylan and
Helena. She will be greatly missed by all.
In the last year and a half, Carolyn
was assisted in living by her friends from
Nursefinders of Indiana, especially Paige
and Angie. The entire Wells family is very
grateful for their loving, professional care.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrat-
ed by Father Phil Bower on Saturday,
January 16 in Holy Spirit @ Geist
Catholic Church, Fishers.
You are invited to visit the Web
site www.leppertmortuary.com where
you may share a personal memory
of Carolyn, or sign the guest book.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Holy Spirit @ Geist Catholic Church, IU
Foundation or St. Margaret's Hospital
Guild. Funeral arrangements were by the
Leppert Mortuary. Nora Chapel.0
Pastor Arrives At
he Rev. Doctor John Howard
Danner, who was elected
senior pastor at the Sanibel
Congregational United Church of Christ
in November, will begin his ministry
here the week of January 25. He will
conduct his first service on January 31.
Rev. Danner and his wife Linda are
moving from Westport Connecticut,
where he has been senior pastor of the
Saugatuck Congregational Church since
2001. They will live on Sanibel.
Rev. Danner's career spans over 30
years in the Congregational Church, with
significant experience in adult education,
youth ministry and community outreach.
His arrival on Sanibel brings to a close
a 17-month interim period during which
Rev. Dr. Dale Kent served as interim
senior pastor while the search for a new
pastor was underway.
The church currently has a chapel
service at 7:45 a.m. and full services at 9
and 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome regard-
less of church affiliation.#
ISLAND SUN -JANUARY 22, 2010 13
Course In Siberia
Having experienced Sanibel's
recent cold spell, Armand
and Beverly Ball departed for
Tyumen, Siberia, Russia for two weeks.
The Balls will be guests of the Tyumen
Region government and camp asso-
ciation to teach a six-day course for
children's camp directors. The course
encompasses all the areas of camp man-
agement from philosophy and program
to food service and risk management.
This is the Balls' fourth trip to Russia,
where they conducted a course for camp
directors at the end of the Cold War as
camps emerged from governmental con-
trol to entrepreneurial and organizational
sponsorship. Their college text in camp
management has recently been revised
and translated into Russian for its second
Russia has the largest children's camp
movement in the world, but only began
to have extensive interaction with camps
in other countries in the early '90s.0
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14 ISLAND SUN -JANUARY 22, 2010
Shared-Use Path Clean-Up Day
(4) Sanibel-Captiva Road to Blind Pass: Starts at Doc Ford's parking lot.
Volunteers can choose their preferred area and should arrive at the starting point by
9:30 a.m. Come by bike, foot, or car (cars should be parked in a nearby public park-
Bicycle Club team leaders will provide participants with orange safety vests, trash
and recycling bags, and recycling instructions.
Billy's Rentals is again joining with the Bicycle Club to promote Path Clean-up Day
with its customers. For those who want to participate but don't have a bike, Billy's
Rentals will provide a bike for the day at no charge. Billy's Rentals is also picking up
all the bags of trash and recyclables collected by the teams at the end of the event.
Volunteers should bring/wear the following items:
Helmet (if coming by bike)
Old shoes (you may get dirty!)
Bandana or towel
Orange safety vests and trash and recycling bags will be supplied.
Volunteers are invited to stop by Billy's Rentals for an energy boost before, during,
or after the clean-up. Doughnuts and cookies will be available.
For further information, contact George Sousa at 395-1695. Information on the
Sanibel Bicycle Club can be found at www.sanibelbicycleclub.org.
Island residents Nancy and Bob Lynd pose with their haul of trash during the 2009 Path
anibel residents are invited to lend a hand for the annual Shared-Use Path
Clean-up Day on Thursday, January 28. Sponsored by the Sanibel Bicycle
Club, the event is an opportunity for everyone who uses and enjoys the
island's path system to spend a few hours helping to keep the paths clean and safe.
Clean-up activities are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.
Activities will start at four different points on the shared-use paths:
(1) East End: Starts at the bike racks at the corner of Periwinkle and Bailey Road;
(2) Middle Island: Starts at the Holiday Inn at the corner of Donax Street and
Middle Gulf Drive;
(3) West Gulf and Tarpon Bay Road area: Starts at the corner of Tarpon Bay and
Stop By & See Our Latest Arrivals
Andrea Lieu trunk show
February 4th, 10am-5pm
Bring a Friend and Enjoy! A
he Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club
announces its second Winter Wine
Fest called Sanibel Uncorked.
This year it will be held on February 24
from 5 to 9 p.m. at Lily & Co. Jewelry
Gallery, 520 Tarpon Bay Road (across
from Bailey's General Store).
A number of wine purveyors, each
with several notable vintages, will offer
tasting. A silent auction with many fine
prizes and a cooking demonstration are
also planned. Tickets will be on sale soon
at Bailey's and other island locations.
Watch for details.
Proceeds benefit the health and educa-
tional needs of children.4
COMFORT BY DESIGN
(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008
Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree
Across from the Bank of the Islands
he 41st Master Gardener Lecture
Series will be held on Thursday,
February 4 at 10 a.m. at the
Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop
Road. Jenny Evans, manager of SCCF's
Native Plant Nursery will discuss many
of the "newer" (not previously stocked
at her nursery) native plants. Many of
these Florida certified native plants were
not readily obtainable or produced in
large numbers by commercial growers.
Some produce attractive flowers while
others provide bright berries beneficial
to wildlife. These additional native plants
will add diversity and interest to your
yard or garden.
Evans is manager of the Native
Plant Nursery which is celebrating its
31st anniversary. She is an energetic,
articulate and knowledgeable profes-
sional with advanced degrees, a strong
scientific background and a wealth of
practical knowledge of Sanibel's ecology.
She writes an informative column in our
local newspaper, is a consultant to the
Periwinkle Partnership, leads an intern-
ship program for college students, partici-
pates in educational programs and part-
ners with the City of Sanibel Department
of Natural Resources.
She will provide specimens of these
new and under-utilized native plants and
will also use a power point visual presen-
The lecture is free and open to the
public. Seating is limited.w
plus sizes here from 14W-24W
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See what else is in store! Visit us at
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We're a family experience!
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Hours of Operations Open 7 Days A Week
7:00am to 9:00pm
We offer breakfast, lunch, light dinner, ice cream,
smoothles & espresso drinks.
Visit sanibelbean.com 24 hoursiday where you can find
T-shirts, hats, mugs, travel mugs, bumper stickers l 1b, /b,
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Come In and visit us at
Anchor Pt. Plaza
Heart of the Island
1633 Periwinkle Way
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A Flip-Flop For
Hope From The
B y now nearly all of us have seen
the images of the men, women
and children affected by the
earthquake in Haiti this past week an
unthinkable disaster for the poorest
country in the Western Hemisphere.
Although these images seem far away,
for some it is much closer to home.
There are approximately 50,000 Haitians
living in Southwest Florida and quite a
few working here on Sanibel. Some of
which have children who are still missing
or have died in the earthquake. They are
an integral part of the community.
The Sanibel School will be host-
ing a Change for Haiti campaign from
Wednesday, January 20 until Wednesday,
February 3. The hope is to raise funds for
the victims in Haiti and increase global
awareness while encouraging a sense of
compassion among the children at The
A collection box will be available in
every classroom and children are encour-
aged to donate their loose change.
Parents and members of the public
are welcome to drop off any additional
donations at the school office on Sanibel-
Our email address is
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nished by Lily & Co., is
a sterling silver Larimar
flip flop pendant on an 18"
chain valued at $155. To win,
you'll have to do a little fip-
ping and flopping too.
Unscramble the list of words
and use the numbered letters
from each word to make the
location of the first clue for this
This is week two of Sanibel
Sea School's Sea Fandango
scavenger hunt. This year, as
with last year, Lily & Co. is the
master sponsor. Each week a
clue will be published in the
paper and posted online at
Call 472-8585 when you
find the token.#
Do You Have A
BBQ Grill On Your Deck?
Sanibel Fire Department regulations
PROHIBIT Gas Grills on condo decks.
"Let Us Help You Find a Solution...."
$52,000 In Grants
submitted by Sue Denham
The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva
has distributed $52,000 in grants
to its service partners and projects,
the proceeds from the 2009 Peek at the
Unique home tour, the club's signature
President Carolyn Gray noted that
this is the largest amount ever made in
local grants: "This was made possible
by the wonderful support we received
from Sanibel businesses, restaurants and
individuals, and the Peekers themselves,"
she said. "We have a rigorous process
for determining grants, making sure the
funds are wisely spent to improve the
quality of life for women on the island,
in Lee County and elsewhere." In addi-
tion to local grants, the club has pledged
$18,880 to Zonta International for 2010
This year's grant recipients are:
GRACE (Guatemalan Rural Adult and
Children's Education): $5,000 for work-
shops in Guatemala to prevent human
trafficking; HTAP (Human Trafficking
Awareness Partnerships): $1,000 for
Web site upgrade and $3,600 for art/
theater projects involving young adults
in Lee County; FISH of Sanibel: $4,500
for client emergency help; City of Sanibel
Recreation Center: $5,200 to fund three
children of eligible single moms for after
school and summer programs; CHR of
Sanibel: $7,500 toward closing costs on
Zonta members recently hosted a "fashion overhaul" event for women residing in CHR
homes on the island, one of many local service projects designed to benefit women
home purchase for below-market rate
eligible single moms; PACE Center for
Girls Lee County: $6,000 for co-pays
for at-risk girls' health care costs and
$3,200 for computer software; SWFAS
(Southwest Florida Addiction Services):
$6,700 to help eligible women to attend
college and $3,300 for two new comput-
ers plus software; and Literacy Council of
Lee County: $6,000 for materials for 36
women to gain literacy skills focused on
The 2009 Peek, a guided tour of
four unique island homes, raised almost
$70,000 through the generosity and
vision of many donors. The committee
which is currently soliciting support for
the 2010 Peek (set for Saturday, March
13), gratefully thanks once more these
generous contributors. They ranged from
house sponsors at $2,000 each to small
businesses placing ads in the keepsake
program book. Other businesses provided
Peek Perks coupons offering discounts to
those who attended the tour. There were
individual donors recognized in Friends
of Zonta pages in the program book.
The club also received generous in-kind
contributions of delicious food and bever-
ages from island restaurants and caterers.
Six generous donors gave exciting prizes
for the Chance at the Unique raffle, an
innovation which raises more dollars each
year and which will be repeated in 2010.
Zontian Wendy West at a recent event
offering free services by other Zonta
For a complete list, visit www.zon-
"Now in its ninth year, A Peek at the
Unique is truly a community event sup-
ported by the entire community," said
Orlene Shimberg, 2010 co-chair. Tickets
for the tour will go on sale to the general
public at the beginning of February and
typically sell out fast.
The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva
is a service organization of professional
women working together to provide
hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds
to strengthen women's lives on the
islands, in Lee County and around the
world through Zonta International.
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presented by The Sanibel Community Association
Island Jazz & Dance Band -
Monday Nights With Dinner
Monday Nights January 25, Feb 8,22.
Dinner at 5:45pm, Dancing starts at 7pm
This Monday night jazz dancing and dinner Jan. 25, the
dinner will include: spaghetti with meat sauce, meat
lasagna, green salad and Italian bread. Dinner sponsored
by Bailey's Catering. Dance to jazz standards, big band
tunes, and pop favorites byTom Cooleyand friends.
Tickets dinner and dance $15. Dance only $5. Kiwanis
Club will host this evening. Reservations for dinner
required, please call the office.
Dancing with the Islands' Stars
Major fundraising dance competition with 6 Island
celebrities dancing with professional dance partners.
Dancers earn your vote (donations) and are judged on
their dance ability. Sponsored byThe Sanibel Captiva
Dress Rehearsal Friday January 22,6:30pm
Tickets on Sale for $25
Event Night Saturday January 23, 6:30pm
Tickets on Sale for $75 (SOLD OUT)
Televised Live Saturday January 23,6:30pm
Doc Fords, Lazy Flamingo, Lazy Flamingo East, The Dune's
Country Club and Beachview Country Club.
Valentines Dinner and Dance
Wednesday February 10 at 6:00 pm
BeefTenderloin dinner catered by Leslie Adams and
big band dancing music provided byJJ and Company.
Special this evening, discounted Lily & Co.jewelry for
those who attend. Sponsored by Mike Kelly and
Bankof the Islands.Tickets are $45, and $35 for
members. Reservations are required for the evening.
Neighbor to Neighbor Series
Before I Forget....A Memoir With Music
Saturday Feb 25,2010 at 6:30 pm
Our Sanibel neighbor and actress SallyJane Heit. A
special evening that connects the audience with her life,
from the laughter to the tears. Trained by the best, with
a robust acting resume that spans the theater, television
and film. Catered dinner followed by the performance
in an intimate setting.Tickets are $35. Reserve your
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Weeds And Seeds Guided Walks
Participants in their Weeds and Seeds guided walk on January 4
Weeds and Seeds is a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and
identifying native plants on Sanibel. Every Monday morning in January and
February, they gather on the porch of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation at 8:45 a.m. The walks, lasting for two hours, are guided by a leader
with a plant list. The walks are free but donations for SCCF are welcome; also, par-
ticipants may need parking money. Bring a hat, water, sun-block and comfortable
enclosed shoes with socks.
For further information, call Candice Ethridge at 395-9498, Betty Eertmoed at
395-9240 or Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878.0
by Anita Marshall
he American Public Gardens
Association has awarded the
Sanibel Moorings Resort botanical
status. "We are now Sanibel Island's only
botanical garden," said Anita Marshall,
"Our garden began its enrichment by
the first gardener, Steve Brady, in 1974
who was an avid traveler and searched
many countries of the world. His quest
for the unusual tropical plants has served
as a foundation for the varied collec-
tion that makes up our garden today,"
"Our succeeding gardeners continued
with Mr. Brady's vision and never-ending
quest for unusual tropical plants by con-
tributing their specialties to the garden,
creating a botanical garden that we can
boast of for its maturity, diversity, beauty,
and uniqueness. We are proud of the
hundreds of tropical species and habitat
friendly native plants," she said.
Today, her vision is to lovingly nurture,
design and add to the many plant collec-
tions: bamboo, cactus, hibiscus, orchids,
bromeliads, cycads, palms, citrus, and
native plants to name a few.
Two-hour guided tours of the six-acre
botanical garden are led by Marshall every
Wednesday at 9 a.m. Fee is $5 fee per
person. RSVP required. Call 472-4119
or visit www.sanibelmoorings.com.#
Join the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon
Society for a birdwalk at Bunche
Beach on January 23. Meet at the
beach parking lot at 8 a.m.
Bunche Beach is at the end of John
Morris Road, approximately 2.5 miles
from the Sanibel Causeway. Parking is
free. Waterproof shoes are a must. These
birdwalks are open to the public and the
suggested donation is $2.
Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for
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Captiva Yacht Club Ladies Lunch
Chanel representative (left) with Libby Hanson, luncheon chairs Marlene Donaldson and
Janice Smart, Liddy Johnson, Nanelle Wehmann, Pam Rambo and Ellen Mayeron
On Tuesday, January 12 the Captiva Island Yacht Club held a ladies luncheon
featuring a Chanel makeup demonstration by Carmen and Anne Marie from
Saks of Fort Myers. The ladies learned tips and tricks with makeup and
what's new for spring.
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Beach Walk and Talk
The treasures found on our beaches -- shell
egg cases, crab exoskeletons, turtle grass -- all
tell stories of tides, winds and currents. Meet
at SCCF's Touch Tank before carpooling to the
beach. Thursday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.
Birding at the Preserves
Birders -- both new and experienced -- are welcome
to join experienced birders on outings to SCCF pre-
serves. Meet at Pick Preserve. (Located across San-Cap
Road from the Recreation Center and Sanibel School;
meet in parking lot at the Rec Center.) Friday, Jan. 29
at 8 a.m. (Jan. 22 at Periwinkle Preserve)
Local Honeybees: How Are They Doing?
Seems everyone has heard that honeybees are in
trouble. Local author and entomologist Tom Allen
will give an update on what is happening with our
Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.
The biology of alligators is an ancient tale of survival.
Florida's history of gators and humans is closely
intertwined. Learn about these fascinating creatures and
what we must do to ensure our safety and their survival
on the islands. Wednesday, January 27at 10 a.m.
Sanibel had one ofthe first sea turtle monitoring :
programs in the country. Learn about the life
cycle and habits of the sea turtles that nest on
our beaches, SCCF's monitoring activities and
what we are doing to protect them.
Thursday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m.
SWeeds and Seeds
Join this group of amateur botanists on walks lasting for
about two hours, guided by a leader with a plant list. Meet
on the SCCF porch. Monday, Jan. 25 at 8:45 a.m.
BUTTERFLY HOUSE TOURS, Tuesday at 10 a.m.
EXPLORE SANIBEL'S INTERIOR WETLANDS, M-F at 11 a.m., M & W at 2 p.m.
HUMAN USES OF NATIVE PLANTS, Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road)
Nature Center and Shop: Open Mon-Wed 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
Open Saturday 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Native Plant Nursery. Open Mon-Wed 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
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Jaiden Serrano(6) and Xander Serrano(9) with their junonia
The Serrano family from Canton, Georgia found a junonia on Honeymoon
Island in Dunedin, Florida on December 20. There were lots of beautiful shells
washed up on the island from the strong waves.
Native Plant Tours
he City of Sanibel Vegetation
SCommittee is again offering guided
native plant tours of city hall
grounds, which have been planted solely
with native plants, on the following dates:
January 23, February 10, February
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Vegetation Committee members will
provide information on proper planting
and care of native vegetation. The City
of Sanibel encourages planting of vegeta-
L inda Wall from Shreveport,
Louisiana, found this horse conch
near Sandollar on a recent Sunday
morning at low tide. "I didn't know
it was white until I started to clean in
Clorox," she said. It was her third visit
tion that is indigenous to the area as it
requires very little maintenance, no fertil-
izer, and no supplemental irrigation.
The guided tours begin promptly at
10 a. m. Registration is not required.
Attendees meet at the main entrance to
City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road, in front
om Poole of Long Island, New
York, found this junonia in front of
Sanibel Arms while staying there.
"Been coming for 28 years and finally
have a junonia," he said.4
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submitted by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
Generally in the south we get
two- to three-day extended cold
temperatures that return to
more normal seasonal temperatures '
soon after. Farmers had to deal with
low temperatures to try to save their
temperate-tropical crops. Record low
air temperatures were recorded all "
over the state.
For example Tampa International
Airport broke a record as temperature .
dipped to 27F. The previous record
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at 34. Miami hit a new record low as
temperatures dipped to 36, breaking
the old record of 37, which was set in
1927. Key West also set a new record "
low for the day at 42.
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longer to drop as air temperatures
decline, given the unique characteristics
of water. For example, water's density
in its solid form (ice) is less than its liq-
uid form. Hence, ice floats when frozen
allowing lake animals to survive below Image taken by Dr. Richard Bartleson of the
in its unfrozen depths. Water also has Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at
a high specific heat, meaning it can the Sanibel boat ramp. Species include gulf
absorb a lot of heat (energy) before its menhaden, scaled sardine, cowfish, filefish,
temperature rises or boils. This same moharra, penfish, ladyfish, catfish, mullet,
process is why water temperatures pompano, tarpon, spadefish, triggerfish, trip-
lagged significantly behind the record retail, ocellated moray, mangrove snapper,
low air temperatures, especially near silversides, grunt, and snook.
ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010 21
the coast where the gulf moderates changes.
The extended cold temperatures we experienced are impacting not only marine
mammals, but also large and small fish as well as invertebrates. In St. Joe Bay, Florida
they are experiencing a major sea turtle cold-stunning-event and are dealing with find-
ing, collecting, and transporting stunned turtles to a rehabilitation facility. Locally we
are dealing with significant impacts to turtles and manatees.
SCCF's Recon shows the extent and tempo of this rapid temperature decline.
Water temperatures are lower than they have ever been since it came online in late
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Sprankle previously carved an
American bald eagle for the White
House, which President George W. Bush
enjoyed so much during his years in the
Oval Office that he included it in the
select list of items he took back to Texas.
"I feel very honored and fortunate to
have a piece of my art here at CROW,
and to have Wayne and Linda Boyd and
Bob Wigley and Ann Moran make it pos-
sible with their generous donation," said
Sprankle joked with Dr. PJ that the
bird would not add to her patient load at
the clinic. "You will never have to worry
about putting this eagle on the operating
table!" he told her.
Dan Hahn and Kevin Vertesch of
Hahn Construction volunteered to build a
large pedestal for the bird.
Wigley and Boyd are both board mem-
bers at CROW, and have been instrumen-
tal in fundraising, and building and main-
taining the cages on the property.
"We're very proud and pleased to do
this," said Wigley. "The education build-
ing is brand new, and when you come
out of the elevator the eagle is the first
thing you see. It fits very well in here."
"It's awesome," added Boyd. "They
work on bald eagles here, and so people
can see what they actually look like.
It seemed like a natural to have it at
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Reading Program For Kids
Charlotte Cadman reading to her class
by Brian Johnson
A after an inspiring trip to --.
Africa this past year, area
resident Judy Cadman is
attempting to launch a reading
program for children on envi-
ronmental topics for Sanibel and
other parts of Southwest Florida.
Cadman, a former CROW vol-
unteer, went to visit her daughter
in Malawi in May. She had several
exciting experiences. One was visit-
ing the Lilongwe Wildlife Center,
where she met the manager, Lee
Stewart, and gave him a copy of
the book Amazing Animal Stories
From CROW. Their discussions
about wildlife rehab led to his trip
to Sanibel in December of 2009 to
speak at The Community House
and visit CROW.
While in Malawi she visited her
granddaughter Charlotte's school,
where they happened to be read- Judy Cadman
ing Dear Children of the Earth
by Schim Schimmel. The class was
spellbound by the tale, which took the form of a letter.
"They were mesmerized by the drawings, and ooohed and aaahed over the story,"
said Cadman. "On one page the narrator asked, 'Do you know how to save the
earth?' and one little girl at the back of the room said, 'Love!' And that was in fact the
answer on the following page.
Cadman left Africa with a desire to help promote reading about environmental
topics, and has since met with CROW, the Nature Conservancy and other organiza-
tions about basing a reading program on Dear Children of the Earth. She plans to
approach "Ding" Darling as well as Sanibel bookstores.
"It has gorgeous illustrations and a simple yet powerful message that kids can
understand about their role and responsibility in taking care of Mother Earth," added
Yard Sales At The Sanibel School
anibel School middle schoolers will be having two yard sales again this year
to raise money for upcoming field trips. The yard sales will be on January 30
and February 27 from 8 a.m. to noon in the school pavilion. These events are
open to the public.
All middle school families are invited to participate. Each family is responsible for
their own set-up, clean-up and money collection.
Call Sandy Messinger at 395-9207 for more information. The Sanibel School is at
3830 Sanibel-Captiva Road.&
Science At Sea
Cruise To Help
Captiva Cruises will be offering a
special educational program enti-
tled Science at Sea on Thursday,
January 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
This two-hour cruise will be aboard
Captiva Cruise's 24-passenger sailing
catamaran and will be a hands-on scien-
tific inquiry suitable and fun for all ages.
If you have ever dreamed or won-
dered what it would be like to be a
marine biologist, this trip will answer
those questions. Scientific equipment
will be used to measure the salinity, tem-
perature, dissolved oxygen and clarity
of the water. Crab traps and a plankton
net will be hauled in for observation and
there will be discussion about some of
the inhabitants of the waters surrounding
Sanibel and Captiva.
This program is an excellent way to
learn about the impacts to water quality
and how marine biologists measure the
health of the back bay estuary ecosystem.
The data and observations recorded on
the trip will be added to the cumula-
tive research of the Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation's (SCCF)
Marine Laboratory. A portion of the
proceeds will help The Marine Lab in its
ongoing research. Richard Finkel, envi-
ronmental educator with Captiva Cruises,
will be conducting this program. Space
is limited so reservations are required by
ue Dean of Powder Springs,
Georgia found a junonia past
Sea Side Villas, before the light-
house, while staying at Sandalfoot
Condominiums. She found the shell sev-
eral feet from the water's edge on the
sand. She has been coming to the island
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SCCF Beach Walk And Talk
A tern feeds its chick a small fish
The treasures found while walking sandy beaches offer us a glimpse of the
estuary and Gulf of Mexico that surround Sanibel and Captiva. Seashell egg
cases, crab exoskeletons, turtle grass or sea turtle bones all tell stories of tides,
winds, and currents. Come for a guided Beach Walk and Talk at Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation starting at the touch tank and then by car pool to the
beach at the historic Island Inn. The program is offered on Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Cost of the program is $5 for adults and free for SCCF members and children
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Program On Nile
Nile monitor lizard
lFlowing documented sightings of
a Nile monitor lizard on Sanibel,
Sthe city of Sanibel implemented
the Exotic Lizard Management Program
in 2007 to protect bird, gopher tor-
toise, and sea turtle nests. In 2008 a
seven-foot Nile monitor lizard was found
dead floating in a Sanibel lake. Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation Foundation
(SCCF) Herpetologist Chris Lechowicz
performed a necropsy on the lizard
which thankfully was a male, and the
cause of death was not determined.
There have been no other documented
sightings of this invasive lizard on island,
but according to best guess estimates,
the population of this swimming, tree
climbing, egg and bird eating lizard in
Cape Coral could be 2,200 plus.
On Friday, January 22 at 10 a.m.
Conny Spurfeld will give a presenta-
tion about Nile monitor lizards. Spurfeld
was the lead in a German documentary,
which was filmed in Cape Coral and the
lizard's native Africa. She is presently an
intern at "Ding" Darling but previously
worked with the Cape Coral Nile Monitor
The cost is $5 with SCCF members
and children attending for free.0
Frog hangs onto the jaws of a young gator
he biology of alligators is an
ancient tale of survival. Florida's
history of gators and humans is
closely intertwined. To learn about these
fascinating creatures and what we must
do to ensure our safety and their sur-
vival, attend Gator Tales on Wednesday,
January 27 at 10 a.m. in the Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation Foundation
auditorium. Call 472-2329 for more
This program is free to all. The
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
is at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
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eems everyone has heard that honeybees are in trouble but what is happening
with our local bees? Have the Africanized honeybees made it into our local
hives? On Friday, January 29 at 10 a.m., local author and Entomologist Tom
Allen will be at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation to provide an update
on what is happening with local bee populations. Allen has collaborated on this
program with local Bee Alert beekeeper, Keith Council who has hives on island but
also traps and removes bee colonies without killing them. The cost of the program is
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For Native Plants
eminole Indians traditionally har-
vested and made an arrowroot-like
starch from the underground stem
of the Florida coontie plant. Learn how
the use of the harvesting grounds of this
plant played a role in the Seminole wars
on Tuesday, January 26 at 10 a.m.
at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Following the Human Uses of Florida's
Native Plants program, take a tour of
the ethnobotany garden and watch palm
frond baskets being made.
The ost of the program is $5 with
SCCF members and children admitted
free. Call 472-2329 for more informa-
Learn How to Bird the Refuge
with Dr. Harold Johnstone on
Wednesday, January 27 at 9:15
a.m. Johnstone will conduct a one-hour
session in Auditorium B at "Ding" Darling
Wildlife Refuge Visitor's Center followed
by a tour of the refuge to put your new
knowledge to work.
Seminole herbalist makes arrowroot
The class is limited to 30 participants
and is designed to help beginning and
intermediate birders learn tips for increas-
ing their bird-watching enjoyment. Bring
Call Malcolm or Sue Harpham at
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SCSPS instructors Lauren Coile, Bob Giller, Joanne Heroy-Giller, Dick Waterhouse, Dick Travas, Dick Squitieri
Pine Island Safe
The Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power
Squadron (SCSPS) is a non-profit
organization which promotes safe
boating through education.
The Bokeelia Boat Club on Pine
Island called on SCSPS to provide a safe
boating course. Forty Bokeelia boat club
members are now trained to be safer
Subjects covered included: vessel
types, boat terms, power plants, VHF
radio, knots, aids to navigation, sound
signals, boat handling, government regu-
lations, navigation rules, weather, adverse
conditions and emergencies, trailoring,
personal watercraft, adequate boat equip-
ment, man overboard, fire and fog.
Upon completion of the course a
closed book proctored examination was
given. Those passing receive a certificate
of successfully completing the course.
Current Florida law requires anyone born
after 1987 to have the certificate to oper-
ate a power boat.
The 40 members of the boat club
were divided into fvie groups of eight
boaters. Some were relatively new to
boating while others were experienced.
Therefore each group of eight was in a
position to ask the proctor questions or
to discuss an issue. Students indicated
that they felt every boater should take the
course. The group was very enthusiastic.
The same course will be held for the
public on Saturday, February 6 and 13
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sanibel
Library. To register or for information
contact Jeanne at 395-3299 or Joanne
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Jim Luebbers of Portage Lakes,
Ohio found a junonia at Middle Gulf
Beach while staying at Clamshell
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to Sanibel and feel lucky to say that this
is my second junonia."O
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Of The Week: Sea Turtles Part II
by Brian Johnson
T he sea turtles continued to arrive at CROW last week
during the final stages of a cold snap that brought an
,B estimated 1,800 of the endangered creatures to the
Attention of officials across Florida. Sea turtle facilities around
the state have been maxed out, and sea turtles have had their
pictures splashed across newspapers such as the Orlando
As of press time, CROW has received a total of 13 sea turtles
during this period. Three greens came in on January 12, another
green on the 13th, a loggerhead DOA on the 14th, and a green
on the 15th. Fortunately they reported no new arrivals for the
next four days; the spigot may have been turned off.
"This cold snap came so fast and lasted so long that it surprised us and them," said
Dr. Amber McNamara.
Some may have been trapped before swimming toward the Caribbean later in the
winter; others may not have planned to migrate at all.
The turtles have found safe haven at CROW. Staff has set up a MASH unit for the
turtles all around the new hospital; in order to gradually warm them up, they have
created zones with 70 degrees, 75 degrees, and 80 degrees. McNamara said it takes
about three to four days to safely elevate the body temperature of each turtle from a
carapace-chilling 50-60 degrees to their normal 78 degrees.
Once they have recuperated for several days in a bin with towels and fleece cov-
erings, they are moved into 900-gallon salt water tanks, which are kept at about
75 degrees. Normally they keep these solitary marine nomads in their own tank,
but necessity has forced CROW to put two and three of them together. So far, the
arrangement has worked out okay.
"They are doing really well," said Dr. Amber. "We offered them food over the
weekend, and they ate smelt and other fish. They are pretty hungry."
All the sea turtles are in good body condition and have no other injuries to worry
about. Not much is known about treating hypothermic turtles, so the staff is following
existing protocol and watching them closely.
CROW recently sent four turtles up the coast to Mote Marine Laboratory, which
had extra space in their tanks.
The influx of turtles has created one of the more "labor intensive" situations seen
at CROW in recent memory. Staff is constantly cleaning the tanks and rotating the
ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010 27
and the hospital;
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of Wildlife, Inc.) both satisfied
is a non-profit
wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from
the Gulf Coast of Florida. 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
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28 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation (SCCF) is hosting
an overnight trip to explore the
Clewiston area. On the night of January
25 there will be a special presentation
at the Clewiston Museum.
The museum is housed in one of the
oldest buildings in Clewiston, where new
exhibits showcase some of the fascinating
fossils of the area as well as the human
history. Curator Butch Wilson will be pro-
viding an exclusive tour that evening.
At 7:30 a.m. the following morning,
January 26, the group will gather on the
steps of the historic Clewiston Inn. From
there it is a 20-mile drive down country
roads to get to a storm water treatment
area. A less than glamorous name, this
area is managed by the South Florida
Water Management District (SFWMD).
It was built to protect the Everglades but
has become a treasure for birders as well.
It is not surprising if you have not
heard of Storm Water Treatment Area
5. Informally known as STA 5, the
7,680-acre site is about 20 miles south
of Clewiston in rural eastern Hendry
Within two years of the construction of
STA 5's wetlands, large numbers of birds
began utilizing the area. In an interview
for Southwest Florida Audubon, Bijaya
"BJ" Kattel said, "Although it wasn't the
primary purpose of our project, a fringe
benefit was the excellent habitat that
was created as part of our Everglades-
restoration efforts." Kattel is a recreation
planner for the SFWMD.
Participants are asked to make
arrangements for their own transporta-
tion and overnight accommodations. The
Clewiston Inn has offered a discount to
people who mention SCCF while making
Although birders flock to this area,
the trip is also a fascinating look at one
of the methods being utilized to remove
phosphate from waters as part of greater
Everglades restoration. Sally McPherson
of the SFWMD has made special accom-
modations for SCCF, allowing the group
to travel along the dikes.
The cost is $50 per person. The trip
is being coordinated by Kristie Anders.
Reservations and payment can be made
by calling 472-2329.0
From page 21
2007 from Moore Haven to the Gulf of
Mexico. We hit an air temperature of
32.14'F at the SCCF weather station.
We are seeing numerous dead or
dying fish in Tarpon Bay ladyfishh, tarpon,
pinfish, filefish, mojarra, gag grouper,
mullet, catfish, among others) and are
gathering information from other areas
Weather forecasts were predicting
rising temperatures, but as mentioned
above-water temperatures will lag air
temperatures,returning to more normal
seawater conditions perhaps weeks
earn about the life cycles and hab-
its of sea turtles that nest on island
beaches and what the Sanibel
Captiva Conservation Foundation is
doing to protect them. Watch a video of
a turtle nest that hatched this summer.
The Turtle Tracks program is
Thursday at 9 a.m. at SCCF, 3333 San-
Cap Road. The program is free to SCCF
members and children, $5 for adults. Call
472-2329 for more information
F ur photographers recently shot
award-winning photographs on
Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach.
Bob Pelkey, Bob Malbon, Jim Urbach
and Lorraine Thomas are all honored in
the January-February issue of Audubon
magazine. These four photographers
each won an honorable mention in the
magazine's First Ever Photo Awards.
Three of the honorable mentions
were in the amateur category. Pelkey, a
service manager for Publix Supermarkets,
submitted a picture of a little blue heron
perched on Bunche Beach Preserve in
Fort Myers; the photo took him nearly a
half-hour to craft.
Malbon, a cabinet maker by trade, also
entered an image of a little blue heron.
His photograph was taken at J.N. "Ding"
Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel.
Thomas, who sells bottling machinery,
entered an image of a reddish egret she
took in the water near Fort Myers.
In the professional photographer cate-
gory, Urbach won an honorable mention
with his photo of a mother and newborn
snowy plover. "These birds are so tiny
and they blend in with the sand so well,
so if you aren't looking you can easily
miss them," said Urbach.0
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Cold Snap Was
An Epic Event
,. he record
a cold snap
really did a number
on our fishery.
J Dead or dying fish
can still be spotted
all over the sound
floating or lying
on the bottom. With so many differ-
ent types of fish hit hard by the coldest
water temperatures recorded in our area
in at least 25 years, I think it's going
to take a long time for our fishery to
bounce back to what it was.
Living here almost 30 years I have
never seen a fish kill caused by the cold
like this one before. Ladyfish, mullet,
snook, grouper, tarpon, jacks and pom-
pano seemed to be hit the hardest by the
record cold. What this big fish kill has
done to our snook fishery will only be
told as time goes by.
With so many snook killed during this
once-in-a-lifetime epic cold snap it's not
hard to tell what effect this is going to
have on the fishery. Snook fishing will
bounce back but how long it will take
is anyone's guess. On January 15, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission cancelled snook season and
closed tarpon and bonefish season.
Other species did do much better with
the cold. Redfish, seatrout and sheep-
shead were all found in large numbers
this week. Schools of trout were easy
to locate but not so easy to get to feed.
Numerous shallow potholes around the
grass flats held large numbers of bigger
trout in the 20-inch plus size. The trout
seemed to be just laid up sunning in crys-
tal clear water and as conditions warm
these fish will begin to feed again.
Redfish fishing was good again, with
limits taken every time I fished. There are
lots of smaller rat reds around with a few
keepers in the mix. The reds I am clean-
ing for clients have all been really fat for
their size and generally filled with small
crabs. Finding the reds has not been that
easy but once they are located it's been
non-stop action. Pulling a dozen or so
out from one hole has been the norm.
Live shrimp fished slow on the bottom
is all the reds will eat for
me right now. All those
I caught this week have
been on the Sanibel-
Captiva side of Pine
Island Sound. "Ding"
Darling has been a good
bet along with the Blind
Pass area and Roosevelt
Channel. The morning
incoming tide worked
best for me on the reds
with the bite slowing as
the tide gets high and
then begins to fall out.
ing has been the best
action in town with these
fish just loving the cold
temperatures. With so
many around they have
been the go-to species
for me when redfishing
has slowed. I like to use
small chunks of shrimp
double-hooked on small,
very sharp hooks. Look
for sheepshead anyplace
close to structures with
good moving current. B
Docks and structures Blake Desantos
around the passes are
always holding fish along with deeper
Not only can these fish be found all
over inshore right now, they are also
loaded on the nearshore wrecks and
reefs. Some of the bigger sheepshead of
the year will be caught in big numbers out
in the 20- to 30-foot depth range.
with a nice sheepshead caught last week
State cancels snook season, see
page 33 in the Island Sun.
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30 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010
Series Kicks Off
The eagerly awaited eight-week
"Ding" Darling Bookstore
Lecture Series kicks off January
28 with Tom Allen, a biologist for the
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission and wildlife author, who
will speak on Butterflies Around Us.
Other highlights this season include
Theodore Cross, whose waterbirds
photographic study has won notice in
The New York Times and on NPR's
All Things Considered; and an evening
lecture at BIG ARTS starring presidential
biographer Douglas Brinkley. The sea-
son's complete schedule is listed below.
"Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-Friends
of the Refuge (DDWS) sponsors the
series. Visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org
for lecture updates or call 472-1100 ext.
January 28 Tom Allen Butterflies
February 4 Mark "Bird" Westall -
Exploring the Backwaters of "Ding"
February 11 Theodore Cross -
Waterbirds: Portraits and Anecdotes from
February 18 Gary Schmelz
and Glen Stacell A Guide to Native
Wildflowers of Southwest Florida*
February 25 Tom Allen Owls of
biologists lom Alien will TalK aDOUT OunTer-
flies at the refuge's Lecture Series kick-off
March 4 No afternoon program -
Douglas Brinkley Wilderness Warrior;
Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for
America* Program is at BIG ARTS, 7:30
p.m. Tickets $20 at BIG ARTS box office
March 11 Charles Sobczak -
Living Sanibel: A Nature Guide to Sanibel
& Captiva Islands*
March 18 Rick Bonney Citizen
Birding, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
All lectures begin at 1 p.m. in the
refuge Education Center auditorium, and
admission is free with the exception of
the March 4 special evening program.
Book signing follow all of the starred
(*) lectures. Seating for the 1 p.m. lec-
tures is limited and available on a first-
DDWS is a non-profit, friends-of-the-
refuge organization that supports the
Education Center, "Ding" Darling Days,
and other educational programs at the
To join DDWS and become a friend
of the refuge, stop in at the refuge
Education Center or visit www.dingdar-
Native Plant Tours
T he City of Sanibel Vegetation
Committee is again offering guided
native plant tours of city hall
grounds, which have been planted solely
with native plants, on the following dates:
January 23, February 10, February
27, March 10, March 27 April 14 and
Vegetation Committee members will
provide information on proper planting
and care of native vegetation. The City
of Sanibel encourages planting of vegeta-
tion that is indigenous to the area as it
requires very little maintenance, no fertil-
izer, and no supplemental irrigation.
The guided tours begin promptly at
10 a. m. Registration is not required.
Attendees meet at the main entrance to
City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road, in front
of the main staircase. For additional
information contact the Sanibel Natural
Resources Department at 472-3700.4
submitted by Eric Pfeifer
Siwanis was proud to present a
check last week to The Sanibel
school's annual Seahorse Festival.
Milissa Sprecher joined us last week to
accept a donation to the school to sup-
port their annual fundraising efforts. The
Seahorse Festival raises money to help
support the art and music classes as
well as after school programs. Although
Milissa tried to sneak in and out quickly,
she had to endure the unharmonious
Happy Birthday serenades to Tom
(Meatball) Sharbaugh, Chuck Budreck,
Dick McNeill, and our newly appointed
planning commissioner, Chris Heidrick.
This week there were no birthdays
admitted to by the members, but Barry
Roth gave us his 34th follow-up to the
successful New Year's Eve party at the
recreation center by using his old "ambu-
SCCF Day Trip
he Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation (SCCF) is pairing up
with the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce for a Sugarland Tour on
February 17. The trip includes a walk
through sugar cane fields, a view of the
sugar processing mill and also a view of
one of the world's most advanced citrus
plants. Lunch at the Clewiston Inn is
From the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce, people will be transported in
a 24-passenger bus. This trip presents a
very rare opportunity to actually see the
inner workings of an operational sugar
refinery. Because you will actually be
inside the mill while it is in operation, the
wearing of hairnets is required. The hair-
nets will be provided. Close toed shoes
are required, as well of removal of all jew-
elry with the exception of wedding rings.
Inside the refinery gum, tobacco, food,
drink, cameras and clothing with sequins
and glitter are all prohibited.
After the four-hour bus tour, SCCF
participants will meet Mary Ann Martin
at the Roland Martin's Marina. Martin
has been featured in local PBS television
programs, serves on the Water Resources
Advisory Board for the South Florida
Water Management District and assists in
the management of the famous Roland
Martin's Marina. The lake she loves is
famous for bass fishing.
Why go east to Clewiston? The town
lance chasing wear 'em down 'till they
cave" technique. If you happened to
sponsor the party and still have a sign
hanging up at the Rec. Center, watch out
Mike Cuscaden was our guest speaker
this week,talking about Community
Housing & Resources, Inc. CHR has
been a non-profit on Sanibel for 30
years. It provides below market rate hous-
ing to those who qualify based on their
income. There currently are individuals
or families in 79 units and the goal on
Sanibel is to have 104 units occupied.
These units are houses, apartments and
duplexes, and they are situated on 14 dif-
ferent sites around the island.
Did you know that Francis Bailey
donated the first site and Mariner
Properties donated the first dwelling units
to CHR? Qualified candidates can acquire
the properties through a rental, lease-
purchase or purchase, but when they
sell, they must sell back to CHR. Kiwanis
is proud to support Mike and his staff
in helping families find housing on the
Please start your training now for the
Kiwnais Spaghetti Dinner on February
27. Hope to see you there.,
Our email address is
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is located on the southern rim of Lake
Okeechobee which connects to the
Caloosahatchee. Improving the health of
the lake will contribute greatly to improv-
ing conditions in Pine Island Sound dur-
ing and after tropical storms and hurri-
canes. Building a greater understanding of
the challenges faced upstream strength-
ens broader-based greater Everglades
After the 2004-2005 water releases
down the Caloosahatchee, most people
looked upstream and blamed the lake and
the surrounding agricultural activities for
the precipitous decline in water quality.
Since then, although there are problems
with water quality in the lake, there are
also problems in our own backyard the
700,000-acre Caloosahatchee watershed
that straddles and flows into the river.
Consider the fact that there are over
70,000 septic tanks in this area and that
street runoff eventually finds its way into
Five years ago, Clewiston, La Belle,
Moore Haven and other communities
were blamed for all the troubles. SCCF
is working to build relationships to find
commonalities. This is an opportunity to
get to know your upstream neighbors in
their own element.
Call SCCF for more information or
to reserve your place. Prepayment is
required 10 days in advance. Call 472-
2329. The trip is being coordinated by
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Stepping Out for the Sanibel Historical
Museum and Village
anibel Then and Now will be the
theme of the Sanibel Historical
Museum and Village's gala lun-
cheon, style show and auction set for
February 16 at the Captiva Island Yacht
Fashions from the 1800s to the pres-
ent will be highlighted, while Chico's,
Eileen Fisher Boutique, and The Lucky
Dog will show off the latest in island
wear. Lily and Co., Inc. Jewelry Gallery
will showcase one of their designers,
Marya Dabrowski, who will be in atten-
dance and offer one of her pieces for the
Volunteers Nancy McNeil, Dottie Miller, Gayle Pence, Blair Wyatt and Nanette Laurion
gathered to select vintage outfits for the Historical Museum's luncheon, style show and
Other items up for auction will include
a lunch with Sam Bailey at the village, a
child's Adirondack chair and table hand-
painted by artist Jaye Boswell and an
original oil painting, The Old Village,
painted onsite at the village by artist
Peter Zell. A silent auction, featuring gifts
and services from island merchants and
resorts, will continue during the event,
with the lucky winners being announced
at the end. Artist JoAnne Bedient's
delightful ceramic shoes, which will be
available for purchase, will serve as whim-
sical table centerpieces.
Proceeds from the event will go to
benefit the Sanibel Historical Museum
and Village, a non-profit 501(c)3 corpo-
ration formed to preserve and promote
island history. The village is open on
Wednesday through Saturdays from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 950
Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). For
more information call 472-4648 during
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Florida Rep Opens BIG ARTS
Live Theater Season with Opus
cians are forced to tackle the ephemeral nature of their life's work.
Opus was awarded the 2006 Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play and
Outstanding Direction of a Play by Terrence J. Nolan for its world premiere in
Philadelphia. The play has adult content.
Florida Repertory Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre group headed by Producing
Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo. Formed in 1998, the ensemble-based company
is a continuation of the troupe that Cacioppo developed for more than a decade on
Sanibel and Captiva, chiefly at the Pirate Playhouse.
Tickets for general seating are $35, student $15. To purchase tickets call Marks
Box Office at 395-0900.0
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form the play Opus on Thursday,
January 28 at 8 p.m. in Schein
Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road,
Sanibel. Florida Rep cast of Opus
Opus, a play by violist-turned-playwright
Michael Hollinger, tells a story in a world he knows well an insider's look at a high-
strung string quartet going through changes in program and personnel.
The tension in the play unfolds as a fictional world-renowned string quartet
struggles to prepare for its highest-profile performance, a televised ceremony for the
President of the United States. The violist, and founder of the quartet, mysteriously dis-
appears. When a young woman is hired as the replacement, her musical gifts inspire
the musicians and they decide on short notice to abandon their friendly Pachelbel
Canon program and to replace it with Beethoven's difficult Opus 131. The rehearsal
room becomes a pressure cooker as passions rise, personalities clash, and the musi-
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.r January 28. Opus
is a play that allows
the audience inside
the world of classi-
cal music along with the five musicians.
It's an elaborate game of musical chairs
with an unanticipated twist. I had the
opportunity to talk to one of the actors,
Chris Clavelli, about the show. He told
me the strongest message to the audience
is that life is meaningless without passion.
"Whatever it is in your life that is your
passion, pay homage to it and respect it.
That's what elevates humanity, to apply
ourselves to something that is worthy. In
this play it happens to be Beethoven."
One of the remarkable things about
the actors is the choreographic precision
used as they mime their instruments. As
the music swells you can feel the emo-
tion within them. Clavelli said that took a
lot of work. "It took as least 30 hours of
practice for everybody. We had instruc-
tions for an hour from a professional and
then we just went to work on it."
In one scene a violin is smashed.
Clavelli said to do this, "You pay for it,
you buy a new violin for every perfor-
mance." The relationships between the
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Their intense rehearsals give us
insights into what musicians go through
as they strive for perfection.
In addition to being a classy and
sophisticated study of group dynamics,
the play is also very funny with incredibly
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Snook Season Cancelled,
Tarpon Season Closed
lorida anglers eagerly anticipating snook season February 1 are facing disap-
pointment. The state has cancelled snook season until September to protect
the popular gamefish.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has issued execu-
tive orders to protect Florida's snook, bonefish and tarpon fisheries from further harm
caused by the recent prolonged cold weather in the state, which has caused wide-
spread saltwater fish kills.
The orders also will allow people to legally dispose of dead fish in the
water and on the shore
The order also establishes a temporary prohibition on the harvest and possession
of bonefish and tarpon from state and federal waters off Florida through March 31,
unless these fisheries are opened sooner or the closures are extended by subsequent
One of the executive orders temporarily extends closed fishing seasons for snook
statewide until September. It also establishes temporary statewide closed seasons for
bonefish and tarpon until April because of the prolonged natural cold weather event
that caused significant, widespread mortality of saltwater fish in Florida. The other
order temporarily suspends certain saltwater fishing regulations to allow people to col-
lect and dispose of dead fish killed by the cold weather.
"A proactive, precautionary approach is warranted to preserve our valuable snook,
bonefish and tarpon resources, which are among Florida's premier game fish species,"
said FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto. "Extending the snook closed season and tempo-
rarily closing bonefish and tarpon fishing will protect surviving snook that spawn in the
spring and will give our research scientists time to evaluate the extent of damage that
was done to snook, bonefish and tarpon stocks during the unusual cold-weather period
we recently experienced in Florida."
Snook season currently is closed in Florida under regular FWC rules, and there are
also regular closed snook seasons that occur in the summer. However, the FWC execu-
tive order extends the statewide snook closed seasons continuously through August 31
and provides that no person may harvest or possess snook in state and federal waters
off Florida during this period unless the fishery is opened sooner or the closure is
extended by subsequent order.
The orders took effect Januaryl6
The state has also temporarily removed specific harvest regulations for all dead
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saltwater fish of any species that have died as a result of prolonged exposure to cold
weather in Florida waters. It also modifies methods of taking dead fish from Florida's
shoreline and from the water to allow the collection of saltwater fish by hand, cast net,
dip net or seine. In addition, people taking dead fish are not required to possess a salt-
water fishing license.
However, these fish may not be sold or consumed, but must be immediately be dis-
posed of in compliance with local safety, health and sanitation requirements.#
he board of directors of the
Committee of the Islands (COTI)
has unanimously approved a
resolution opposing expansion of off-
shore oil drilling in the coastal waters of
President Jim LaVelle said the COTI
board feels strongly that the environmen-
tal risks of such drilling are incompatible
with the vision statement of the City of
Sanibel, which is to guard against activi-
ties which have the potential to harm
sensitive habitats on and around the
islands. The potential also exists to injure
tourism, on which our island's economic
health is dependent, LaVella said.
"The risks of oil spills in our coastal
waters which are subject to hurricanes
are significant," according to the board's
statement. "COTI does not believe that
claims that spills will not occur are valid;
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in fact spills did occur during Hurricane
Katrina. Further, a major risk from drill-
ing platforms is wastewater, produced
in large amounts and containing heavy
metals including mercury, known to affect
COTI, an organization with over 500
members, active on Sanibel for the past
35 years, urges citizens to contact their
elected representatives city, county,
state and federal to oppose efforts to
expand drilling off the coast of Florida.0
SCCF Trail Walks
On Monday through Friday at
11 a.m., you can take a guided
walk where the bobcats and
otters roam at the Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation. The walk is
also offered on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Climb the tower that overlooks the
Sanibel River and the everglades-like
grasslands SCCF has preserved for wild-
Call 472-2329 for more details.#
January 22 February 1
at BIG ARTS
Saturday, January 23 8 PM
Concert: Steve Lippia and His Big Band
Sunday, January 24 7:30 PM
Lecture: James Fallows (Sold Out)
Monday, January 25 7 PM
Film Series: Conversaciones con Mami
Wednesday, January 27 7:30 PM
Lecture: General Anthony Zinni (Sold Out)
Thursday, January 28 8 PM
Live Theater: Opus
Friday, January 29 8 AM
Digiscreen: An Evening of Opera
with Shana Blake Hill and Ryan Taylor
Saturday, January 30 7:30 PM
Dance: Taylor 2
Sunday, January 31 3:30 PM
Concert: Ayako Yonetani
Monday, February 1 7 PM
Film Series: Everyt Little Step
34 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010
From page 1
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, The Pacific
Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, The
New West Symphony, The Florida
Philharmonic, The Naples Philharmonic,
and The Durham Symphony.
Hill was chosen by legendary film
composer Jerry Goldsmith to record
the title track The Mission which opens
Paramount's Blockbuster film The Sum
of All Fears.
Baritone Ryan Taylor recently per-
formed the role of Sharples in Madame
Butterfly and in Rossini's Petite Messe
Solennelle in Fort Worth Opera's
Inaugural Festival Season, celebrating
the company's 60th Anniversary. He
has previously sung Germont in La
Traviata with the Bar Harbor Music
Festival, Dandini in La Cenerentola with
Opera Carolina and Opera San Antonio,
Marcello in La Bohame with Jacksonville
Symphony and Dayton Opera, Guglielmo
in Cosi fan tutte with Piedmont Opera,
and the Bar Harbor Music Festival.
On the concert platform, he has
appeared in the Holocaust Cantata,
Songs and Dances of Death, Handel's
Messiah, Mahler's Symphony No. 8,
Stravinsky's Pulcinella, Schubert's Mass
in G Major, Saint-Sa ns' Oratorio
de Noel, and the Faur6 and Durufle
The concert is sponsored by FineMark
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Tickets are general, $36; loge, $41;
students, free. They are available at the CaII To Artists For
Marks Box Office at 395-0900. I A
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but he has lost many family members.
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The paintings are very colorful and
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help someone at the same time.
Sanibel Art & Frame is located 630
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Cafe. The gallery is open Monday
through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call for more
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submit entries for its February
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February 2. More information and pro-
spectus is available at BIG ARTS offices,
or at www.BIGARTS.org.
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and Naples gallery owner will be held in
Phillips Gallery, 2 p.m. Tuesday, February
Entry fee for up to two submissions
is $25 for current BIG ARTS members,
$30 for non-members.
The artwork must utilize recycled
materials. No mechanically produced
reproductions will be allowed. All wall
artwork must be wired and ready to hang.
Wall art must not exceed 42 inches in
any direction. All work must have been
created within the last two years and not
previously exhibited at BIG ARTS.
Awards will be given to first place
($800), second place ($500) and third
place ($300). All works must be avail-
able for purchase. The exhibit will remain
open from February 4 through March 1.
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and Russ Bilgore.
For further information about this
exhibit, call 395-0900, e-mail
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Wynton Marsalis, Willie Nelson and Norah Jones in concert
IG ARTS has penned a partnership agreement with DigiScreen Corporation
to bring international performing arts companies to the big screen in Schein
Chuck Bonser, BIG ARTS president, has recruited volunteer Meri Kulina to help
roll out the new program. Bonser said, "This new effort is made possible by our recent
agreement with DigiScreen Corporation. Our new technology, and their extensive
digital programming base, will enable us to bring a whole new dimension of quality
entertainment to our community. We are grateful that such a talented leader as Meri
has accepted this important new responsibility for BIG ARTS."
"This is pioneering a new direction for BIG ARTS," said Kulina. "Being at the
forefront of the burgeoning digital platform will allow us to bring ballets, operas,
Shakespeare and selected concerts from Covent Garden, La Scala, Paris Opera,
Sidney Opera, the Globe Theater and even Jazz at Lincoln Center, to our island audi-
"BIG ARTS is embracing this new opportunity as it enables us to reach a wider and
more diverse audience from the community, as well as opening the minds of people to
new creative experiences. This agreement signifies how digital cinema is dramatically
changing the viewing experience, enabling audiences to enjoy alternative entertain-
ment that previously was only accessible in live venues," said Lee Ellen Harder, BIG
ARTS executive director.
BIG ARTS will kick-start the DigiScreen program with a concert featuring Willie
Nelson and Wynton Marsalis, along with the stunning songstress Norah Jones, per-
forming Ray Charles' hits. The concert event, captured live in 2009 from Jazz at
Lincoln Center, includes backstage interviews and rehearsal footage. The concert will
be shown in high definition video and digital sound in Schein Performance Hall on
Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15.
The concert explores the legacy of Ray Charles, cleverly sequencing the songs to
tell the story of a love affair from beginning to end and beyond. The program begins
with Hallelujah I Love Her So, played with a New Orleans feel. Other favorites, Hit
the Road Jack and You Are My Sunshine, That's All, Unchain My Heart, and Here
We Go Again, are some of the classic Ray Charles favorites performed by this iconic
trio of musicians.
To purchase tickets stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road or call the Marks Box
Office at 395-0900.4
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FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 25, 2010
ARI ES (March 21 to April 19)
Mixed signals could create problems.
Make sure your views are presented clearly,
and insist others do the same. Don't let an
unanswered question go by without a full
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Financial
pressures ease, allowing for more budget
flexibility. But as the money-wise Bovine
will appreciate, thrift still beats out splurging.
Expect news from someone special.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Getting
things done is what you do so well. But be
careful not to overtax your energy reserves.
Take time out to relax or to do something dif-
ferent to help keep them at optimum levels.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a
good time to satisfy the Moon Child's grow-
ing sense of wanderlust. Choose a really spe-
cial place to go to, with a very special person
to share it all with you.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) You love
being in the spotlight. But be careful it
doesn't blind you to the truth behind a seem-
ingly wonderful opportunity. Look closer
and you might be sadly surprised at what you
VI RGO (August 23 to September 22)
Isn't it time to take a break from your hectic
schedule? Sure it is. And the sooner you do,
the sooner you can return fresh and more
than ready to take on all those new projects.
LI BRA (September 23 to October 22) A
recent family incident can help bring every-
one closer, and there's no one who's better
at making that happen than you. Accept
(indeed, insist on!) help from others to get
things off and running.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Long-held habits are often difficult to break.
But the change from how you always did
things to how you can do them now can be
liberating. So, be flexible and give it a try.
SAG ITTARI US (November 22 to
December 21) Someone you met in your
professional world last year and thought you
would never hear from again could make a
sudden reappearance in your life, along with
an interesting job offer.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Once again, you delight everyone by
coming up with a solution for a problem that
actually works. On another note, it's not too
early to get started on those travel plans.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Before you go ahead with finalizing your
plans for your new project, check them over
to see if you can make some improvements
or if you can find ways to cut costs.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The
Fabulous Fish might have been out of the
social swim for too long, and it's time you
plunge back in. Reinforce your old friend-
ships and be open to starting new ones.
BORN TH IS WEEK: Your creative
talents help bring beauty to the world and the
people in it. On their behalf, thank you.
On Jan. 30, 1835, Andrew Jackson
becomes the first American president to
experience an assassination attempt. Richard
Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, shot
at Jackson, but his gun misfired. A furious
67-year-old Jackson confronted his attacker,
clubbing Lawrence several times with his
walking cane. A second shot also misfired.
On Jan. 27, 1888, the National
Geographic Society is founded in
Washington, D.C., for "the increase and
diffusion of geographical knowledge."
Readership of the magazine did not grow,
however, until it changed the format to
articles of general interest accompanied by
On Jan. 25, 1924, the first Winter
Olympics takes off in style at Chamonix in
the French Alps. Spectators were thrilled by
the ski jump and bobsled, as well as 12 other
events involving a total of six sports. The
United States came in third, winning its only
gold medal in the 500-meter speedskating
On Jan. 26, 1934, producer Samuel
Goldwyn buys the film rights to "The
Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum.
Goldwyn had intended for Shirley Temple
to play Dorothy in the film, but 17-year-old
Judy Garland got the part instead.
On Jan. 31, 1945, Pvt. Eddie Slovik
becomes the first American soldier since the
Civil War to be executed for desertion -- and
the only one who suffered such a fate during
World War II. Slovik claimed he was "too
scared and too nervous" to be a rifleman, and
threatened to run away if forced into combat.
He deserted the next day.
On Jan. 29, 1964, Stanley Kubrick's
black comic masterpiece, "Dr. Strangelove
or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and
Love the Bomb," opens in theaters. The
movie's popularity was evidence of changing
attitudes toward atomic weapons and the con-
cept of nuclear deterrence.
On Jan. 28, 1978, "Fantasy Island" is
created as a follow-up to "The Love Boat"
TV series. "Fantasy Island" became a hit
and ran for six years. Screen actor Ricardo
Montalban played the mysterious host Mr.
Roarke, and his diminutive sidekick, Tattoo,
was played by dwarf Herve Villechaize.
It was American cartoonist, humorist
and journalist Kin Hubbard who made the
following sage observation: "There's no
secret about success. Did you ever know a
successful man who didn't tell you about it?"
Next time you're in Iowa, you might
want to stop by the rural town of Riverside,
which touts itself as the future birthplace of
Captain James T. Kirk. Yep, the future birth-
place. It seems that "Star Trek" creator Gene
Roddenberry asserted that the character of
James Tiberius Kirk was bom in Iowa, but
he didn't specify exactly where. In 1985, the
Riverside City Council voted to declare their
town the future birthplace of the character,
later writing to Roddenberry and receiving
his approval. In honor of its newfound claim
to fame, the city began hosting an annual
Trek Fest, complete with a Spockapalooza
battle of the bands.
If you enjoy cooking, you might have
heard of some of the following cookbooks:
"Kill It and Grill It," "The Joy of Pickling,"
"Full of Beans," "The Stinking Cookbook"
and "I Can't Believe It's Not Meat!" Then
again, maybe not.
The term "bric-a-brac," usually used to
refer to a collection of tawdry trinkets, comes
from the French, where its original meaning
was "at random."
Most parents of small children know that
trampolines can be dangerous, and they are.
Every year, nearly 100,000 people receive
emergency-room treatment for injuries
sustained while using trampolines. Those
injuries are hardly ever fatal, though. Pools,
on the other hand, are far more deadly; more
than 1,000 people in the United States die in
swimming pools annually
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Dr. PJ with a burrowing owl in 2005
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife) will be the focus of the
fourth Sanibel-Captiva Audubon
Society lecture on Thursday, January
28, 7:30 p.m., at The Community
House. Entitled Wildlife Rehabilitation
at CROW: Meeting the Challenges, the
program will be presented by Dr. PJ
Deitschel, staff veterinarian and clinic
Bald eagle adult from Useppa Island
Dr. PJ, as she prefers to be called,
obtained her veterinary degree from
Colorado State University in 1996 and
then served as CROW's first annual
veterinary intern. After a year in South
Africa working at the world-famous
Kruger National Park and at a wildlife
clinic in Durban which also was called
CROW (Center for the Rehabilitation of
Wildlife), she returned to Sanibel's CROW
in 1998. She continues to put in a 60- to
75-hour work week in her ongoing "rev-
erence for life." In 2005 Dr. PJ was rec-
ognized by the Florida Wildlife Federation
as Wildlife Conservationist of the Year,
the first wildlife rehabilitator to receive
Whether the tale is about a feisty
hawksbill sea turtle with a hook in her
left flipper and filament wrapped around
her body, baby mallards spotted crossing
Road or a miniscule
newborn river otter
along a river bank,
Dr. PJ's stories and
First orphaned otter at CROW
photos will remain
with you for a very long time. Since her
last San-Cap Audubon program three
years ago, Dr. PJ has seen CROW add
sea turtle and otter complexes and a
mammal compound. In addition, an
extraordinary new visitor center has
opened providing the clinic with a state of
the art reception center where visitors will
find exhibits, films, interactive displays,
a deluxe gift shop and live footage of a
select number of animals in their outdoor
enclosures. All this was accomplished
with private donations as CROW does
not receive any local, state or federal
funding. All proceeds from this event will
be donated to CROW.
This is the fourth of eight lectures
to be held at The Community House,
2173 Periwinkle Way. As always, all
are welcome to attend. Doors open at
6:30 p.m. and parking is available at
The Community House and across the
street at The Schoolhouse Theater. A $5
donation is appreciated. For additional
information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-
1878 or visit www.sancapaudubon.org.
As a bonus, Brian Johnson's new book,
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Taylor 2 Dancers Come
Taylor 2 Dancers Perform Esplanade
BIG ARTS on Sanibel presents Taylor 2 Dance Company on Saturday, January
30 at 7:30 p.m. Established in 1993, the six-member company is known for
expressing Paul Taylor's signature blend of athleticism, humor, and range of emo-
Taylor, believes "in the power of contemporary dance, its immediacy, its potency,
its universality." Few artists of our time have had the profound impact in their art form
that Taylor has had on dance for more than six decades People in cities and towns
throughout the world have seen and enjoyed live modern dance performances largely
due to the far-reaching tours the virtuoso dancer pioneered in the 1950s. Hallmarks of
his style include everyday gestures and collaboration with visual artists such as Robert
Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Time magazine said, "Paul Taylor is the reigning mas-
ter of modern dance."
The Taylor 2 Dance Company was formed to ensure that his works could be seen
by audiences all over the world.
BIG ARTS will present pieces from Taylor's ever-growing repertoire of dances
including Company B, Taylor's evocation of American sentiments during World War II
set to the beloved recordings by the Andrews Sisters, and Esplanade, a piece that has
critics hailing it as "the most endlessly rewatchable and heart-catching work Mr. Taylor
has ever made."
Tickets are $41 loge, $36 floor, and $15 student. BIG ARTS Schein Performance
Hall is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The performance is supported by Grand
Patron Series Sponsor The Ferguson Foundation and Sponsor Scot's Fine Jewelry.
To purchase tickets call Marks Box Office at-395-0900.4
Farcical Fun At
by Di Saggau
If you like farce, you'll have a great
time watching all the antics during
Unnecessary Farce now showing at
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater
on Sanibel. Opening night the full
house was laughing their heads off as
the cast took them on a wild and crazy
trip from one bedroom to the next in
a hotel where the cops are trying to
videotape the mayor for suspicious
goings on. The cast consists of James
Lane, Jennifer Smith, Mindy Montavon,
Dave Yudowitz, Marcus Keil, Matthew
Edwards and Kay Francis. I can just
imagine how much fun they had putting
this show together.
Lane and Smith are the cops trying to
trap the mayor, played by Yudowitz, by
arranging a meeting with a sexy accoun-
tant, played by Montavon. Their plan is
to get the goods on the mayor by tap-
ing what takes place in the hotel room.
Problem is, the tape keeps running when
the mayor leaves the room and ends up
capturing memorable moments of every-
A tarnished law enforcement agent,
played by Kiel, and a Scottish hitman
played by Edwards, really add some spice
to the plot. Seeing Edwards run around in
a kilt with bagpipes and a thick Scottish
brogue is really a hoot. When he gets
excited he delivers a rapid-fire stream of
verbal nonsense that passes for dialect,
with admirable speed. Smith's charac-
ter is the only one who repeats it all in
English, giving her a round of applause
mid-performance for her riotous transla-
Also in the cast is Kay Francis as the
mayor's wife. She doesn't appear until
the second act when she reports her hus-
band missing. Like most farces there is a
lot of door slamming, and compromising
There's also a twist in the tale that
isn't predictable. The final scene is well
choreographed with everyone pointing a
gun at everyone else. Unnecessary Farce
is a well written farce with lots of laughs.
It plays through February 6 at The
Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater
on Sanibel. For tickets call the box
office at 472-6862 or log onto www.
Sinatra With Band
MONDAY NIGHT $ 7
includes baked potato 179
and grilled vegetables
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teve Lippia and his Big Band will
transport the audience back to the
days of the Rat Pack as they per-
form Frank Sinatra's pop standards on
Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m. at BIG
ARTS' Schein Hall.
Lippia's Simply Sinatra is a glamorous
evening of jazz, swing, and Sinatra-style
big band sound.
continued on page 47
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Tour At Estates
Harvesting rainwater by using
rain barrels has been around
for thousands of years. Thomas
Edison used cisterns and water tanks
throughout his Fort Myers estate to help
irrigate his gardens and to use for drink-
Estates horticulturist and Lee County
Extension educators will present a unique
approach on uses and construction of
rain barrels on January 23, 9 to 11:30
Participants will learn how to construct
and install a recycled 55-gallon barrel to
collect rain water. In addition, Southwest
Florida artist, Marie Dyer will give a dem-
onstration on painting rain barrels to cre-
ate beautiful additions for any landscape.
Both demonstrations will be held in the
After the workshops the horticulturist
will lead a sustainable landscape tour of
the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.
Registration is required by calling 334-
7419. Cost for the workshop is $50 for
estates members, $55 for non members
and includes a rain barrel and guidebook.4
Our E-Mail address is
ArtFest Fort Myers
Is February 6-7
very year, Fort Myers' waterfront
and green spaces are transformed
into a beautiful, stress free, open
air art gallery overflowing with excep-
tional artwork, great entertainment and
fun children's art activities.
Over 200 artists will gather from
across the country and around the world
for ArtFest Fort Myers Saturday and
Sunday, February 6 and 7, from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Edwards Drive between
Heitman and Lee streets.
Majestic palms, continuous background
music and savory food are components
of this fine art festival. Convenient and
well-marked patron parking is abundant
in adjacent city streets, parking lots and
The juried festival will feature 200
national artists, high school art competi-
tion, interactive arts, children's crafts,
fine food and entertainment
A preview party is planned for
February 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. This is a
Admission to the festival is free.
Components of ArtFest Fort Myers
Art Under 20, the largest Lee
County high school art competition and
exhibition, provides talented student art-
ists the unique opportunity to exhibit
their work to 60,000 ArtFest Fort Myers
patrons. $6,000 in cash prizes will be
awarded to the best student artists.
continued on page 42
Gershwin And Cole Porter Concert
Richard Cooper will be performing the songs of George Gershwin and Cole
Porter in a special afternoon concert at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on
Friday, February 5.
An Afternoon of Gershwin and Cole Porter pays tribute to some of the greatest
music of the last seven decades. During this impressive Gershwin and Porter tribute,
Cooper, who hails from London, England, will use his smooth and powerful vocal style
to songs such as Anything Goes, It's De Lovely, S'Wonderful, Summertime, I Get a
Kick Out of You, Don't Fence Me In, and Our Love is Here to Stay.
Lunch is at 11:45 a.m. and the show starts at 1:15 p.m. Tickets are $47 for lunch
and the show and $32 for the performance only. For tickets, call 278-4422, log onto
www.BroadwayPalm.com or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort
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40 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010
Preview Reception Of Art
Of The Olympians Al Oerter Center
The board of
staff of the Art
of the Olympians
Al Oerter Center of
Excellence invites the
community to a pre-
view reception and
ribbon cutting at the
center in downtown
Fort Myers on Friday,
January 29 from 5 to
The Art of the
Olympians Al Oerter
Center of Excellence
is located in the for-
mer City Pier build-
ing directly on the
Caloosahatchee at the
north end of Hendry
Street next to the Fort
Myers Yacht Basin.
The opening reception for Art of the Olympians Al Oerter
Center of Excellence opens to the public on Saturday, Janaury
The preview event is free to the public. A grand opening celebration with related inter-
national events and activities is being planned for the spring of 2010, when further
exhibits and programming will be in place.
The preview reception will be catered by Hotel Indigo's Vino de Notte restaurant
and will include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. There will be dancing by Olympian
Queen Kyoma and the National Ballet's Dance Alive. Olympian javelin thrower Roald
Bradstock (also known as the Olympic Picasso for his sports and art accomplishments)
will bring coolers filled with snowballs (made by him and his daughters in Atlanta)
to attempt to break the world record in snowball throwing. Local dignitaries includ-
ing Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, Florida Gulf Coast University President Dr.
Wilson Bradshaw, and Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall will also be in atten-
dance. Legendary Olympic ice skater Peggy Fleming will send a filmed message to be
presented at the reception as guests tour the center. Fellow Olympians Cameron Miler
and Pat McCormack will also join the celebration.
The opening of Art of the Olympians marks the fulfillment of both Olympians and
Olympic enthusiasts who, along with the late four-time consecutive Gold Medalist
Al Oerter, sought to use their passion for both art and sport to create and establish
an arena that promoted and celebrated excellence. Following his passing in 2007,
Oerter's wife Cathy, locally based Olympian and artist Liston Bochette, and a variety
of friends and community leaders continued the vision through to completion.
Art of the Olympians will feature the art of worldwide Olympic medalists, educa-
tional programs for children and adults, and events that inspire creativity and motivate
individuals to achieve individual excellence.
On Saturday, January 30, the center will be open to the public free of charge.
Regular entrance fees will be $8 for adults, $4 for students with ID, and no charge for
seniors over 65 and children under three. Art of the Olympians Foundation is a non-
profit 501(c)3 organization.
Wings Of Freedom Tour
Coming To Fort Myers
Aviation enthusiasts and history buffs will be able to tour or take flight in rare,
historic WWII aircraft when the Collings Foundation brings its Boeing B-17G
Flying Fortress Nine O Nine heavy bomber, Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Witchcraft heavy bomber and North American Dual Control P-51C Mustang, Betty
Jane to Page Field General Aviation Airport on Monday, January 25 through
Wednesday, January 27.
The stop in Fort Myers is part of the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour,
an annual 110-city nationwide tour in its 21st year of showcasing rare living aviation
The B-17, one of the most recognizable bomber aircraft of WWII, is one of only
nine in the nation in flying condition. The B-24J and Dual Control P-51C are the sole
remaining examples of their type flying in the world.
Walk-through tours are available for a donation of $12 for adults and $6 for chil-
dren under 12. Ground tour and display hours are 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, January
25; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26; and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday,
January 27. The flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground
tour times. Flight costs for the B-17 or B-24 are $425 per person for a 30-minute
flight. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a 30-minute flight and $3,200 for a full hour. All
flight experiences are a tax-deductible donation. For flight reservations, call 800-568-
8924. For more information, visit www.collingsfoundation.org.
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The Wings Of Freedom Tour travels the nation as a flying tribute to the flight crews
who flew them, the ground crews who maintained them, the workers who built them,
the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect; and the citizens and families that
share the freedom that they helped preserve. The B-17 and B-24 were the backbone
of the American effort during the war from 1942 to 1945 and were famous for their
ability to sustain damage and still accomplish the mission. Despite the risks of anti-
aircraft fire, attacking enemy fighters, and the harrowing environment of sub-zero tem-
peratures, many B-17s and B-24s safely brought their crews home. The P-51 Mustang
was affectionately known as the bombers "Little Friend" saving countless crews from
attacking axis fighters.
After the war, many aircraft were scrapped for their raw aluminum to rebuild a
nation in post-war prosperity and therefore very few were spared.
Local veterans and their families are encouraged to visit and share their experiences
and stories with the public. Find out more at www.collingsfoundation.org.0
n Monday evening, January 18,
there were 11 tables in play at it
The Community House. The win-
1. Louise and Steve Clark
2. Gill and Michael Ramsbotham
3. Rick Smart and Ted Smith
4. Christi and Bruce Smith
1. Sheila Bello and Deb Schubel
2. Dave McClemens and Marvin
3. Judy Glaser and Dick Brown
4. Dorothy and Raymond Chaya
The Sanibel Duplicate Bridge Club
meets every Monday evening at The
Community House on Periwinkle Way
(November through April). This is an
American Contract Bridge League sanc-
For more information call Susan
Willoughby at 281-3258.0
ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010 41
Dancing With Stars To Broadcast Live
Island dancers: Linda Naton, Brad Macdonald, Karen Bell, Billy Kirkland, Susan Scott,
Craig Albert and Lyndsay Ridenour at Scott's cocktail party
Dancing with the Stars has been sold out for weeks but you can watch from
satellite locations at Doc Ford's, the Lazy Flamingo on Periwinkle, Lazy
Flamingo West, Beachview Country Club and The Dunes Country Club and
even text in a vote for the People's Choice winner.
The live broadcast will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 23. Each location is
having a party and you can be a part of it. The actual competition takes place at The
At her new home on Captiva last week, Susan Scott held a cocktail party and
auction fundraiser to benefit Dancing with the Island Stars. Her co-dancers and the
Fred Astaire Studio instructors gave a preview of their dance routines adding to the
excitement and encouraging over 100 other islanders to vote (donate).
All the monies raised from the partly will be included in the tabulation that will
crown the winner of the dance competition the evening of January 23. All the pro-
ceeds go towards the renovations of The Community House
There are still a few tickets left for Rehearsal Night on Friday, January 22 at 6:30
p.m. For information contact the Community House at 472-2155.
Island Cinema & BIG ARTS Academy Award Series
Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar in Warner
Bros. Pictures' Invictus
Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandella in
by Priscilla Friedersdorf
The series of films thought to be contenders for this year's Academy Awards
continues at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, at the Island Cinema with
Invictus. Morgan Freeman plays the role of South African leader Nelson
Mandela; the film also stars Matt Damon.
The film is rated PG 13. Tickets are $7.50 and can be purchased at the cinema.
Everyone is invited to attend a discussion of the film led by Hyde Tucker at 3:30 p.m.
at The Sanibel Bean following the film. The Bean is at 2240 Periwinkle Way.4
FISH President Maggi Feiner accepts the donation check from Robert Thomas, owner of
Assisting Hands Home Care, sponsor of the Music Assisting the Generations Concert held
at the Sanibel Community House.
Assisting Hands Donates To FISH
ssisting Hands, a state-licensed non-medical home health agency serving
Southwest Florida, recently raised funds for FISH (Friends In Service Here) by
sponsoring and arranging a concert at the Sanibel Community House entitled
Music Assisting the Generations. The concert featured Sinfonietta, Youth Chorus, and
two ensembles plus youth groups from the Southwest Florida Symphony and some
The Sanibel Community House auditorium was filled to capacity. Todd Betz and
Heidi Kelly of the Southwest Florida Symphony worked very hard along with Assisting
Hands owner Robert Thomas to create a truly joyful, successful event that should
become an annual holiday concert tradition, says Maggi Feiner, president of FISH..
Assisting Hands is a state-licensed non-medical home health agency, serving clients
in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties and Orlando through independently-owned
FISH can be reached at 472-4775.0
Historic Island Inn Resort on the Gulf of Mexico
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SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:00 A1 2:00 PM.
Monday: Fried Shrimp Scampi Dinner $16.
Tuesday: Roast Turkey Dinner $16.
Wednesday: Filet Mignon Dinner $21.
Thursday: Southern Fried Chicken Dinner $16.
Cnf wCris Friday: Macadamian Encrusted Grouper Dinner $20.
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42 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010
And Haitian Relief
by Gerri Reaves
L oad up your
January 24, Jazz
for Peace will
jazz to the cam-
pus of the Lee
for the Arts in
Fort Myers, 3 to
T8 p tm. o Craig Heller, execu-
The outdoor s tive director of
family-friendly jazz Global Community
concert is orga- En cement
nized by the local gagee
Community Engagement (GCE).
The event is made possible by a
Concert Benefit Grant from Jazz for
Peace, a New York-based group that per-
forms internationally for worthy non-prof-
it organizations they deem "underfunded
Local sponsors include the
Environmental Peace and Education
Center, Health & Harmony Yoga and
Massage Center, La Casona Peruvian
Restaurant, and the Renaissance
Publix, Costco, and Daily Chocolate
are sponsoring the VIP area, which will
offer champagne and food.
Teachers from the Renaissance School
will be running a child activity center in
a secure area, where the main activity
will be creating musical instruments from
recycled materials. The children will later
play those instruments on stage with the
Health & Harmony will offer chair
massage. La Casona will sell Peruvian
food and beer.
The Latin Rhythm Clubs of Cape
Coral and Ida Baker high schools will
open the show, followed by the 13-mem-
ber Rick DellaRatta Big Band, which will
perform from 4 to 6 p.m.
A trio of local musicians will perform
from 6 to 8 p.m.: pianist Dan Tudor, sax-
ophonist Lloyd Fish, and singer Darlene
Donations of clothing, non-perishable
food, and medical supplies for victims of
the earthquake in Haiti will be accepted.
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GCE is partnering with the Nations
Association Charities and Florida Gulf
Coast University's Students Helping Haiti
to accept, coordinate, and deliver those
Out Of The Blue, A Concert
The Concert Benefit Grant is quite a
coup for GCE. Jazz for Peace's efforts
have been praised by organizations such
as the United Nation's International
Children's Fund and lauded by President
Barack Obama, Senator John McCain,
and New York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg, among other leaders.
The American Red Cross has
described partnering with Jazz for Peace
as "an opportunity for the community to
experience world-class music, while rais-
ing much needed funds."
Formed in 2002, DellaRatta's Jazz for
Peace Big Band has performed over 650
benefit concerts to raise funds, publicity
and awareness for outstanding organiza-
tions across the globe. Featured musicians
have included Paquito D'Rivera, Victor
Lewis, Lenny White, Eddie Gomez, Dave
Valentin, Ray Mantilla, Rick Margitza,
and others. DellaRatta's jazz-influenced
orchestral composition Permutata
was recently recorded by the London
Last May, DellaRatta and Jazz for
Peace performed in Kigali, Rwanda, as
part of the new government-launched
Peace Week in the war-ravaged country.
GCE Executive Director Craig W.
Heller says that last fall, "out of the blue"
he received an e-mail and telephone call
from the event coordinator of Jazz for
Peace, first asking if his organization was
interested in holding a concert. Heller
learned that GCE had been nominated
Jazz for Peace decided to award GCE
the grant after reviewing the organiza-
tion's mission statement and work.
The process is designed, Heller says,
so that an "under-known" or "under-fund-
ed" non-profit organization doesn't have
to spend a dime to hold the jazz concert
and raise funds for their work.
GCE supports groups that provide
services for children in vulnerable situa-
tions. Focusing on the developing world,
the non-profit encourages community
engagement, global citizenship and cross-
cultural understanding. Their mission
and values are illuminated by the United
Nations Universal Declaration of Human
Rights and the Earth Charter.
To purchase tickets, go to www.
Jazz for Peace Big Band in concert
JoinGCE.org or contact Craig Heller at
226-0817 or cwheller@JoinGCE.org.
Donations made on the GCE Web site
during the month of January will go to
Children under 16 are admitted free.
General admission is $10 prior to the
event and $15 at the gate. Five of that
$15 will go to GCE's Haitian Refugee
Assistance Program in the Dominican
VIP tickets are $25.
The gate opens at 3 p.m. at the Lee
County Alliance for the Arts, 10091
McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and other
outdoor comforts, but please leave pets
and glass containers at home.#
From page 39
Kids@Art, a collaborative effort of ArtFest Fort Myers and The Alliance For The
Arts, helps eager "weekend artists" of all ages to tap into their best creative selves.
Supplies and supervision provided to all who wish to make an artistic treasure to take
The Young Art Collectors Gallery is a place for children ages six to 12 to pur-
chase artwork for $5. Filled with wonderful items donated by festival artists, the kids
only shopping zone fosters the development of future art patrons with an emphasis on
Visit the Youth Stage for a variety of free performances throughout the weekend.
Among others, Florida Rep Theatre, Hot Flashz, Southwest Florida Symphony Youth
Orchestra, and Celtic Arts dancers will be showcasing their talent.
Have you been wondering if your youngster has a calling to be a violin virtuoso
or a trumpet player in the marching band? The Southwest Florida Symphony will be
on hand with a petting zoo. A variety of musical instruments will be available for all to
play, with expert instruction on hand, courtesy of the Youth Symphony members.#
ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010 43
Attorney General Candidate
To Speak On Sanibel
25, 7 p.m.,
at the Sanibel
for Florida attor-
ney general, will
be talking with
his vision for
of the Islands'
This is meet
and greet event -
not a fundraiser -
and is open to all.
be provided. This
is your opportu-
nity to meet a
major candidate Attorney General Candidate Dan Gelber
for a major
statewide Florida office in a close and intimate setting.
Gelber has served in the Florida House of Representatives where he was the
Minority Leader from 2006-2008. He presently serves in the State Senate, and is now
seeking the nomination to run for Florida's attorney general.
Gelber's experience in public service is both extensive and pertinent to his quest for
the attorney general's position. He was one of the top deputies in the U.S. Attorney's
Office in South Florida, handling significant public corruption civil rights and narcotics
prosecutions, then managing prosecutors, investigators, and overseeing hundreds of
criminal investigations and civil matters. He served the U.S. Senate as a staff direc-
tor and chief counsel for one of its most prestigious investigative committees, the
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Gelber's work on for the U.S. Senate
focused on counter terrorism and domestic security, as well as waste in government.
While serving in the Florida House, he has had leadership role in the state's domes-
tic security issues, including wiretap laws and public corruption legislation.
Gelber was raised in Miami and Tallahassee. A product of Florida public schools,
he got his undergraduate degree from Tufts University in Boston, then his law degree
from University of Florida School of Law. With his extensive experience as lead coun-
sel in both trial and appeals in criminal and civil matters in federal and Florida courts,
Gelber has earned the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating (AV) a lawyer can achieve,
and is listed as a leading lawyer in the peer-reviewed publications Best Lawyers in
America and Florida Legal Elite.
Gelber and his wife, Joan Silberstein, a career federal prosecutor, are raising their
three children in the Miami-Dade schools.
All are welcome Democratic Club members, other Democrats, Independents and
The Sanibel Public Library is at 770 Dunlop Road. For more information call
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Any Appetizer $4.50 with entree
All You Can Eat Prime Rib
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BIG ARTS' Sunday classical after-
noon series presents Ayako
Yonetani, who will perform on a
violin and viola with a piano recitalist
3:30 p.m. Sunday, January 31.
Since winning the Japan National
competition at age nine, Yonetani has
quickly ascended to the top ranks of
Japan's violinists. She has performed solo
with the top Japanese orchestras, includ-
ing the NHK Symphony, New Japan
Philharmonic and Gunma Symphony.
After Yonetani moved to the U.S. in
1982, she has appeared frequently as
a recitalist in such major cities as New
York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago,
Minneapolis and Orlando, as well as in
She was an official artist in the 2006-
2008 Florida Arts and Culture State
Touring program. Born in Kobe, Japan,
she began violin studies at the age of five.
She received her bachelors, masters, and
doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School
where she studied with the late Dorothy
DeLay, world-renowned violin teacher,
who taught Perlman, Midori, Gil Shaham
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Hike For Your Life Book Signing
I- I -
Gudrun and Peter Seifert will be available to sign books and share stories about
their epic trek at the Sanibel Book Nook on Saturday January 23 from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m.
In retirement, the Seiferts hiked the length of the Alps. Every step of it. Over 1,300
miles, in six annual segments, each about one month long. It was the excitement and
adventure of a lifetime. For more information visit www.hikeforyourlife.com.
The Seiferts have often presented their story, at the Sierra Club, the Pigeon Forge
Wilderness Week, and Health and Fitness events.
They will also speak at the Sanibel Senior Center.4
Children Sell Lemonade For Library
M embers of the Sanibel Public Library Dolphin Readers Book Discussion
Group held a lemonade stand and donated the proceeds -- $85.40 to the
Joan Hunt Cory Children's Fund of the Library Foundation.
The Dolphin Readers Book Discussion Group is made up of about 20 children
and their parents. Each child and parent reads the same book together, discusses it at
home, and then comes to the library for more talk about the book and author. Parents
enjoy the time spent with their children and children have fun selecting new books for
each month's meeting.
The children are given the books to keep and build their personal libraries at home.
In December the group read the popular children's book The Lemonade War by
Jacqueline Davies. From that book they got the inspiration to run their own lemonade
stand and donate proceeds to the Cory Children's Fund.
The Dolphin Readers Book Discussion Group is funded in part by Sondra
and Kenneth Nirenberg, the Cory Children's Fund and the Sanibel Public Library
Locals Show Market Support
by Jean Baer and Betsy Ventura
Sixth each passing week,
S c the Sanibel Island Farmers
Market has gained in
popularity. It has quickly become
a local gathering spot on Sunday
mornings. It is a place to greet
neighbors, meet a new friend, take
a stroll with your canine, and try
one of the many delicious and fresh
foods offered by the vendors.
With this success has come some
challenges... and in an effort to pro-
vide additional parking, the market
will now open up additional space
on the corner of Periwinkle Way and
Purdy Drive. A traffic control officer
will also be added. Expenses have
risen and islanders are being asked
to show their support by donating
each week into the rain barrel where
every drop counts."
Donations to the
Sanibel Island Farmers Dr. Connie Clancy and Dr. Robert Fisher and
Market, a 501C3 not for profit orga- their dogs check out the donation barrel to offset
nization, are greatly appreciated.O parking costs
Local Cafe Starts
he board of St. Isabel's Catholic
Church was on hand for break-
fast as Robert Parks, owner of
Twilight Cafe, handed a check to Father
Christopher as the first recipient of the
Friends in Service award. Parks has
established the Twilight Cafe charitable
giving fund to recognize local charities
and their good works.
Each month throughout the year a
new group will be honored and presented
with a check for $100 as well as being
featured all month within the cafe. St.
Isabel's also was awarded $250 as the
winner of the Twilight Cafe church bul-
letin contest for 2009.
Each month through season anyone
bringing in a church bulletin for breakfast
or lunch receives 10 percent off their
entire check. The church with the most
From page 43
and Sarah Chang. She assisted DeLay at
Juilliard's pre-college division and at the
Aspen Music Festival and School. She
held the Isaac Stern concertmaster chair
of the Academy Orchestra at the Aspen
Music Festival and School in 2001 and
Currently, Yonetani is an associ-
ate professor of violin and viola at the
University of Central Florida and is a
member of Japan's premier chamber
ensemble, Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo.
Tickets are general admission at $31.
To purchase tickets stop by BIG ARTS,
or call the Marks Box Office at 395-
Grand Patron Series Sponsor is
Deborah and John La Gorce.v
Twilight Cafe owner Robert Parks (right)
presents Father Christopher Senk with
check as parishioners look on
bulletins each month wins $250. The
contest was heated last year and came
down to the wire. St. Isabel's has prom-
ised to defend the title in 2010.
The Twilight Cafe is located at 2761
West Gulf Drive and is open seven days a
week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.4
yaUKU TUrIone In
Monday Night Movie
I H by Priscilla Friedersdorf
S A recent (2004)
Mama, set in Buenos
Aires, will be shown
at BIG ARTS on
Monday, January 25.
Sidney Picker, Jr.,
who has previewed
the film and will be
the discussion leader that evening, has
described it as "...a sweet, charming, rath-
er gentle life-affirming story... no violence ,
at all... a commentary on perspectives of ,
life as seen from middle age and as seen
from old age. -
China Zorrilla, in the role of the moth-
er, won Best Actress awards at several i a A T
foreign film festivals. We witness three
views of life: a middle-aged man who has : "
lost his job and feels his entire bougeois
world threatened; his mother (Zorrilla) as
she reflects on her life experience; and the
opinions of her friend/lover a self described
Through flashbacks and dialogues between three gifted actors, each character's
viewpoint becomes evident. As one reviewer phrased it "...this is a movie that pre-
pares you for the real life, or at least makes you feel a little bit better with yourself and
the entire human race. Maybe we're not that bad after all."
Conversaciones con Mama will be shown at 7 p.m. in Schein Hall at BIG ARTS.
Tickets are $7 and include refreshments and a discussion following the film on the
Gainer Veranda. Tickets can be purchased at BIG ARTS in advance or on the evening
of the showing. Phone 395-0900 for more information.,
Macintosh Books and Paper, 2407
Periwinkle Way, will host a book
signing with local author Mary
Tatarian on Monday, January 25 from 1
to 3 p.m. Tatarian will be signing copies
of her new island mystery Seabliss.
Seabliss is a cozy mystery that takes
place on a sleepy Florida gulf coast island
town. The town suddenly comes alive
when a popular local boat captain does
not respond to attempts to reach him.
Two best friends, one a local merchant
ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010 45
and the other the island psychic, take it
upon themselves to find out what really
happened. Their snooping puts them in
the middle of some pretty strange busi-
ness. As events begin to unfold, the two
novice sleuths are drawn into a web of
murder, deception and drugs that stretch-
es as far west as Mexico and as far south
as the Keys.
Tatarian is a resident of Fort Myers
Beach where she operated a popular
business for 20 years. She wrote a week-
ly column for the Beach Bulletin and Ft.
Myers Beach Observer for 14 years and
has freelanced. A graduate of Syracuse
University, she is a member of Ostego
Bay Foundation, The Southwest Florida
Romance Writers and Romance Writers
Seabliss is not your normal island
mystery. It is available online at www.
Women In Jazz
The Sanibel Public Library
invites the public to join Harold
Lieberman for an encore pre-
sentation of Women in Jazz on Friday
January 29 at 2 p.m. in Room #4.
Lieberman presented this program to
a standing room only audience two years
ago and many have requested a repeat
performance. He will be discussing all of
the great women from the jazz era such
as Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters and Bessie
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46 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010
please send typed
poems with a
short biography to
Island Sun, 1640
Suite 2, Sanibel,
j / FL 33957 Attn:
Don Brown or send
a Microsoft Word
selected by Don Brown
by Lorraine A. Vail
Black crow on bare branch,
seedpods hang like rusted ornaments.
Ornaments, a silver bracelet with
arms of moonbeams on clear nights.
On clear nights, soldiers stand watch
as borders blend black.
Borders blend black, question the
of those who cross, casting hard
Casting hard glances like locks,
metal and cold close with a click.
Close with a click the gate
with a lion's head, mouth open.
Mouth open to receive bread, the
priest holds the chalice, adornment.
Adornment, sun on naked branches,
caught in silver, held in darkness.
In darkness, flap of crow's wings,
a seedpod falls to rest on the earth.
by Lorraine A. Vail
Winds shift among palms,
in this walled city of ancient stone.
I write near the gorge where
a river has cut rock to make its way.
Sunflowers, heads bowed,
startle as wind slices air
like an invisible hand,
scoops pages, prayers,
in a split second gust-
snatched like children,
spin in the dance of wind,
cascade down the hill,
to the river to receive them,
reclaim them, swallow them whole.
I let them go!
Lorraine A. Vail has received the
2009 Literary Artist of the Year Award
from the Alliance for the Arts, Fort
Myers and has been a Pushcart Prize
nominee. She is the recipient of two
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grants
in poetry and in December 2009, one
of her poems was selected for the
International Museum of Women's
Web site. Gulf Coast Writers and
FGCU Sanibel Writers Conference have
awarded her first place in their poetry
contests. Her poems are published in
numerous journals. Vail is the creator
of the collaborative ArtPoems Project
(2007-2010). She is the author of
Between Land and Sea, Near Water and
Paradise Found. She calls Sanibel Island
Event At Library
n Tuesday, January 26 at 1 p.m.
the Sanibel Public Library will
present another American Girl
party. (There is no school on this day).
This time Julie Albright will be fea-
tured. Julie is a nine-year-old from San
Francisco growing up in the 1970s. The
party will feature games, crafts and activi-
ties that were popular during that period.
There will also be snacks that Julie had.
Children are invited to bring their
American Girl dolls or any other favorite
doll and have fun celebrating the 1970s
with Julie and her friend Ivy. Call 472-
2483 to sign up for the program so there
will be enough supplies for everyone.0
ome Safe by Elizabeth Berg
willbe discussed at Sanibel Public
Library's Fiction Discussion
Group on Wednesday, January 27.
The group will meet at 2 p.m. The
meeting is free and open to the public.
Home Safe tells of the recently wid-
owed Helen Ames and her 27-year-old
daughter Tessa as they discover that
money has disappeared in several big
withdrawals from the Ames' retirement
savings. What Helen's husband did with
all their money turns out to be provoca-
tive, revelatory, and leads Helen and her
daughter to embark on new adventures,
The group meets in the ground floor
meeting room across from the elevator
(Room 4). It is preferable to come hav-
ing read the book to be able to join in
the lively discussion, but all are welcome.
If you have questions, call the library at
Elizabeth Berg will be speaking as part
of the Author's Series presented through
the sponsorship of the Sanibel Public
Library's Foundation. Her presentation
will be on Thursday, February 11 at 7
p.m. and is a ticketed program with a
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Mary Alice Monroe will be at the
Sanibel Island Bookshop, 1571
Periwinkle Way on Saturday,
January 23 at 11 a.m.
Monroe has written stories for as long
as she can remember. She claims much
of her creative spark came from her large
and very close family. Growing up, she
and her nine brothers and sisters wrote
and performed in their own plays and
musicals. Some wrote, painted, sang or
played instruments. Her teachers rec-
ognized her talent and encouraged her
to write. She first pursued nonfiction
and studied journalism. Later, she was
the assistant to the general editor for
Encyclopedia Britannica and worked
with world famous artists, authors, com-
posers, and scientists.
Monroe has authored a dozen books,
and has found her voice in fiction.
Although known for her intimate por-
trayals of women's lives, her writing has
gained added purpose and depth with her
move to the Lowcountry. An active envi-
ronmentalist, she draws themes for her
novels from nature and the parallels with
human nature, thus drawing attention
to various endangered species and the
human connection to the natural world.
Monroe is involved with several envi-
ronmental groups and is on the board of
the South Carolina Aquarium. Her work
with these groups provided the inspira-
tion for her novels The Beach House,
Skyward, Sweetgrass, Swimming
Lessons, her children's book Turtle
Summer, Time Is A River, and Last
Light Over Carolina. She is currently
working on a new novel, due out in
For more information or to reserve
a signed copy, call the Sanibel Island
Bookshop at 472-5223.4
Our email address is
New Kids' Book
To Start At Library
he Sanibel Public Library is start-
ing a second book discussion
group for children in third through
fifth grades and a new group for sixth to
The second group will hold its first
discussion on Saturday, January 23 at 10
a.m. The book selection is The Puzzling
World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin.
Ms. Barb picked this title to start with and
will lead the discussion and activities.
The next book will be chosen by the
children in the group.Those interested in
joining may call Ms. Barb at 472-2483 to
register and to get a complimentary copy
of the book
The book discussion for students in
6th through 8th grades begins Monday,
February 1 from 4 to 5 p.m. The first
book for discussion is Found by Margaret
"Six words in a letter change the lives
of 13-year-old Jonah and his friend Chip:
"You are one of the missing." Both boys
know they are adopted, but Jonah has
never given it much though until he and
Chip start receiving mysterious letters.
The boys and Jonah's sister Katherine
are plunged into a mystery involving a
smuggling operation, the FBI, and an air-
plane that appears out of nowhere.
Call Ms Barb at 472-2483 to sign up
and receive a complimentary copy of the
book to read before the discussion.
The books that they will discuss in the
following months will be chosen by the
students at the end of each meeting. The
students are encouraged to lead the dis-
cussions each month either alone or with
a friend. The library will provide copies
of the books for the students who partici-
pate in the program.:
From page 38
Lippia is not only a nationally promi-
nent, in-demand vocalist, but vocally, he's
a dead ringer for Frank Sinatra. He cre-
ates a perfect blend of classic with today,
as he introduces a new generation to this
timeless music, while appealing to long-
He had headlined at major venues in
Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New York City,
Europe, and symphonies across the U.S.
He recently performed a highly-suc-
cessful, extended engagement at The Rio
in Las Vegas and has appeared on many
network television shows. Lippia com-
bined his acting skills and vocal stylings to
the light comedy-musical hit show, The
Rat Pack Is Back! at The Sahara Hotel
in Las Vegas for a 14-month run.
Headlining numerous times at the leg-
endary Birdland Jazz Club in New York
City, he was backed by the Nelson Riddle
and Woody Herman Orchestras.
Patron Sponsors for this show are
John M. and Mary Jo Boler.
Tickets are $41 loge, $36 floor, stu-
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A Great Place To Be Stranded
Upcoming Book Signings
Sat., Jan. 23" 11 a.m.
Wed., Feb. 3rd 5pm
Sat., Feb. 6th 11 a.m.
...every story has a bead
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We also carry Spanish Treasure coins and jewelry.
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Does your business or organization
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Contact Barb @ 472-2783 or
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Car Show benefits PURRE
Saturday, March 20th.
10-3 at Tahitian Gardens
$20 entry fee for cars
includes collectible T
Free admission, drawings, raffles.
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JANUARY 22, 2010
Sanibel Collects Used Bicycles For
Immokalee Farm Worker Families
Immokalee residents bring new life to old bikes
Concerned citizens of Sanibel are once again mounting a campaign to collect
used bicycles for needy farm worker families in Immokalee. This is the second
year for the bike collection campaign on Sanibel.
The farm worker community in Immokalee is one of the poorest in the country,
and living conditions are very difficult for most of the families there. A recent documen-
School Receives Baileyfest Funds
T he Bailey's Center
Association A -
(BCMA) recently pre-
sented a check to The
Sanibel School home
economics class. The
funds were raised at
Baileyfest, held in
Sam Bailey, who
founded Baileyfest in
1985, and Ken Kasten,
president of the BCMA,
presented a check for
$1,000 to Mrs. Alicia
continued on page 5B Mrs. Naomi Vogel accepts a $1,000 check from Sam Bailey on
behalf of the BCMA to benefit The Sanibel School home eco-
tary series on public
broadcasting station i i
ed this in dramatic 4
residents have many
needs, from clothing
to basic household
goods, and promi-
nent among their
needs are bicycles for
The level of poverty
is such that cars are
an unaffordable luxu-
ry and even buying a
new bike is difficult.
are involved in the
Sanibel effort, includ-
ing: The Sanibel .
Bicycle Club and
Billy's Rentals, which A donated bicycle brings big smiles to these Immokalee boys
will facilitate collec-
tion, and Soon Come Contract Hauling, which will warehouse the bikes prior to deliv-
ery. Point persons for the Sanibel effort are: Patti Sousa for the Sanibel Bicycle Club;
Billy Kirkland for Billy's Rentals and Annie Nachtsheim for Soon Come.
Distribution of the bicycles in Immokalee will be handled by Redlands Christian
Migrant Association (RCMA), a non-sectarian, non-profit group providing child care
continued on page 5B
Sam Bailey and BCMA President Ken Kasten visited The Sanibel School home economics
Around The Islands With Anne
Wilford & Lee Reflects The Island Lifestyle
by Anne Mitchell
Wilford & Lee, specializing in home interiors and gifts, has been a fixture in
Lee County for 22 years. Sanibel is fortunate to have one of four Wilford &
Lee stores in Southwest Florida, and it's located in Tahitian Gardens shop-
The stores, under proprietors John Wilford and Bill Lee, truly reflect the d&cor and
style of many islanders and their homes. The Sanibel store is no exception, and what
makes it even better is the reasonable prices. An example is the line of top notch Scala
sun hats, canvas beauties known for their adjustable brims, at $19.95 about 40 per-
cent lower than I've seen elsewhere.
Although Wilford & Lee is noted for home decor and gifts, ladies will find
other accessories besides the hats, including shell purses and bags and the popular
SwitchFlops. Change the look of your sandals by switching out the Velcro-backed
thongs. There's also a version with a kitten heel as well as soft leather ballet flats with
If you're looking for wall art, you'll find just about every local critter depicted on the
many, many items of metal sculpture along with flora and fauna. There are lamps, pic
ture frames and my favorite some stately, almost life-size metal herons that would
continued on page 2B
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* Maintained to the highest standards
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* $525,000 (2100049)
Mary Lou Bailey 472-5187 x 246
SOlde Florida style home on two lots
* Furnished, stainless appliances, fireplace
* Pool, outdoor kitchen, lots of storage
* 2BR/2BA, meticulous in and out
* $589,000 (2100072)
Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215
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S14 KT & sterling silver custom jewelry Impressive rental history
* Handcrafted displays of butterflies in flight Newer appliances & furnishings
* Unique gifts made by local artisans Tennis, 2 pools, boat dockage
* $114,600 (2100052) $349,943 (2100037)
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* Windows all around
* Open floor plan
* $399,000 (2100034)
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SKitchen remodeled, breakfast bar, granite
* Bathrooms updated, all piping replaced
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* $692,000 (2901171)
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Wilford & Lee caters to the
Southwest Florida lifestyle with
its home d6cor items
From page 1B
look great inside or out. An
unpainted great blue heron with
hinged wings that caught my
eye was under $55. An intri-
cately decorated shell picture
frame was $18.95.
This store has a little bit There is a large selection of wall art at Wilford & Lee
of everything from children's
reading and coloring books to
serving platters with seashell
accents to a great selection
of cocktail napkins that were
clearly causing hilarity among
several couples reading them
out loud to each other. Praise
be to Sister Mary Menopause
and Sister Mary Merlot, the
The store opens on Sundays Soft leather ballet flat from the SwitchFlops line at
to coincide with the farmers Wilford & Lee
market in Tahitians Gardens, so
drop in and check it out. The
store manager is JoAnn Perry, phone 395-9295.
Get ready for the return of the Cricket Shop.
This ladies' clothing boutique is coming back to Anchor Point Plaza, the same shop-
ping center it occupied until Hurricane Charley hit in August 2005.
To mark the return, there will be "grand opening 'late sale"' with up to 70 percent
I will keep readers updated on the store once it opens around the end of the
Anchor Point is at 1633 Periwinkle Way, across from Heart of the Island Shops,
phone 395-0196. The manager is Rhea Redin.
Long ago, 'Tween Waters Inn on Captiva functioned as a "spa" for well-to-do
northerners seeking refuge from the cold. Now, the historic hotel has become a true
spa hotel in the modern sense of the word, offering a place for pampering and taking
care of oneself.
Georgie Pailles recently opened The Spa at 'Tween Waters Inn, offering a
salon with manicure, pedicure and hairstyling, four treatment rooms including a cou-
ple's room and dry sauna, and couple's Sundance Spa with ozone generator, where
no chemicals are used.
Within the spa, and overlooking the property and tennis courts, is the fitness center
with 900 square feet of aerobic and strength training equipment that is open to all
With natural bamboo-embossed flooring and vaulted cypress ceilings, the spa has
4,000-plus square feet of some of the most luxurious amenities on Captiva. Four spe-
cially crafted jetted pedicure stations fill the salon, while nail and hair stations have an
air and water solutions bio hygienic ventilation system.
The spa offers all hand-made and individually packaged Farmhouse Fresh nail prod-
ucts, reviewed and endorsed by Oprah, as well as OPI and CND nail lacquers.
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From page 2B
Around The Islands
Please visit our Island Sun online
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Beyond the treatments, every guest
of the spa is greeted with a smile and a
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shower facilities, and light snacks. The
staff includes a variety of licensed and
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LIVE ON THE ISLANDS
The New Vinyls are playing at the
Crow's Nest at 'Tween Waters Inn on
Captiva tonight and Saturday, January
15 and 16 starting at 9 p.m. Taylor
Stokes will play Wednesday, January 20.
Crab races are scheduled for Tuesdays
McT's Shrimp House & Tavern's
on Sanibel has entertainment Fridays and
Ellington's Jazz Bar and
Restaurant has live jazz seven nights
a week from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1244
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 337-
Friday at The Mermaid
Restaurant & Bar, there's music by
Woody Brubaker from 7 to 10 p.m. The
restaurant is at 2055 Periwinkle Way.
Biddies Bucket's entertainment
lineup is: Tuesday, karaoke; Wednesday,
Steve Reynolds; Thursday, Robby Hutto
and the Absent-Minded Band; Friday,
karaoke; and Saturday, karaoke. Biddies
Bucket is at 2499 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel, phone 472-2323.
RC Otter's, 11506 Andy Rosse
Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with
dining inside and outside.
Keylime Bistro on Captiva features
live entertainment seven days and nights
Twilight Cafe at 2761 West Gulf
Drive, Sanibel, has live music with Jeff
Key from 7 p.m. to close on Fridays,
along with a late evening two-for-one
happy hour in its newly-remodeled bar,
which now has a full liquor license. John
McClane plays jazz at the Wednesday
Jazz And Sushi Nights. Phone 472-
Danny Morgan plays on Tuesdays and
Thursday at Traders Store & Cafe.
The Jacaranda has entertainment
nightly from 8 p.m. to midnight.
The Island Cow's live entertain-
ment is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly.
The line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey;
Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken
Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday,
Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and
Sunday, Ken Wasiniak.
Danny Morgan and Friends play at
Casa Ybel Resort pool bar on Sundays
from 1 to 4 p.m.
Doc Ford's Fort Myers Beach
Rum Bar & Grille at 708 Fisherman's
Wharf, Fort Myers Beach, has entertain-
ment most Friday and Saturday evenings
and Sunday afternoon and evening.
Sunshine Seafood Cafe at 8750
Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, has live
entertainment on Friday and Saturday
nights featuring jazz and relaxing dining
The weekly program at Biddle's
Restaurant & Piano Bar, 20351
Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, is:
Sunday, Gary & Glenda Goetz piano
and vocals, classics, oldies, easy listen-
ing; Monday, Chris Workman piano
and vocals, easy listening; Tuesday,
Billy McEvoy piano and vocals, clas-
sics and artist impersonations from the
'60s to '80s; Wednesday, Soli & Andre,
Motown, R&B, country and Dance the
Night Away; Thursday, Paul Ventura with
Woody Brubaker piano and vocals;
Friday, Soli & Andre, Motown, R&B,
country and Dance the Night Away;
Saturday, a rotation of entertainers.
Restaurant owners/managers, please
e-mail or fax your entertainment sched-
ule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@
aol.com or 395-2299.0
From page 1B
and early education for children of
migrant farm workers and rural low-
income families throughout Florida.
RCMA is a United Way affiliated organi-
zation and also receives financial support
from agri-businesses, community founda-
tions and contributions from individuals.
Sanibel resident Ellis Robinson serves on
the board of RCMA.Anyone who has a
bike they don't need any more, used or
new, is encouraged to donate it to the
cause. Even older bikes are welcome if
they are in reasonable condition, as the
Immokalee folks are adept at making
repairs and giving them a new life. Kid's
bikes are a particular focus of the collec-
tion drive, although any type of bike is
welcome. For every kid's bike donated, a
new safety helmet will be supplied by the
Sanibel Bicycle Club.
For more information, call Annie
Nachtheim at 395-8700. Bikes can
be dropped off at Billy's Bike Shop at
1509 Periwinkle Way (the south side of
Periwinkle) across from Billy's Rentals).
If you can't bring them there yourself,
call Nachtheim for pick-up. Collection of
bikes will continue until Friday, February
Cash donations are also welcome.
Immokalee farm workers have been
particularly hard-hit by the extreme cold
this month, which has harmed crops and
reduced income. Checks can be made out
to Redlands Christian Migrant Association
and dropped off at Billy's Bike Shop,
where you will be given a receipt for your
donation. Cash donations are tax deduct-
The 2010 Entrepreneur's Law
School still has space available for
small business owners to register
to attend this once-a-year event. The
event will be held at Florida Gulf Coast
University (FGCU) on Saturday, January
30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This is a chance for entrepreneurs
to learn from local attorneys about legal
matters pertaining to their businesses in
hour-long sessions concerning a variety of
topics, from employment law to commer-
cial leasing to immigration law. Attendees
can pick and choose which sessions to
attend in order to create a customized
seminar schedule relevant to their busi-
ness. Lunch with the Lawyers features
keynote speaker Dr. Richard Pegnetter,
former interim president of FGCU and
founding dean of the university's Lutgert
College of Business.
Our email address is
This is the 11th consecutive year of
the popular Entrepreneur's Law School.
Coordinated by the Small Business
Development Center of Florida Gulf
Coast University (SBDC), the sponsors
for this year's event are the law firm of
Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop, and Madson,
PA, KeyBank, and BriersCPA. The day-
long event is designed to help small busi-
ness owners get legal advice before they
need it and without the expensive legal
Sessions will be held on campus at
Florida Gulf Coast University, Student
Union Building (Building #17) 10501
FGCU Boulevard in South Fort Myers.
Extraordinary Riverfront Estate
The cost is $75 for the morning or
afternoon sessions and $95 for the full
day, if purchased in advance. At the door,
half-day tuition is $105 and full-day is
$125. Some 50 percent scholarships are
available; call Dr. Beth Hagan at 947-
8085 for more details. Interested busi-
nesses or individuals may register online
at: http://cli.fgcu.edu/sbdc, or call 745-
3700 for more information.
This program is funded in part
through a cooperative agreement with
the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Reasonable accommodations for persons
with disabilities will be made.
ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010 5B
From page 1B
Base and Mrs. Naomi Vogel, who teach
"The Sanibel School is very grateful to
the merchants of Bailey's Center for pro-
viding the means for the school to con-
tinue to offer this middle school elective,
said Nancy McDole, The Sanibel School
The home ec class teaches students
basic cooking techniques and measure-
ments, and progresses through meal
preparations, starting with breakfast and
ending with dessert.4
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FISH Receives $1,400 Donation
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ner of the We
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marks $34,900 Bank of the Islands' Rob Lisenbee and Dave Horton's spokesgator
given to island present $1,400 to Maggi Feiner for FISH.
through the program.
Dave chose to give the donation to Friends In Service Here (FISH).
"It's important to remember that even on our island paradise, there are neighbors
who really need our help to put food on the table. FISH works tirelessly to make that
happen," said Horton through his spokesgator.4
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Mary Thomas Versus Bob Knight -
A Mother's Courage With
by Ed Frank
he was tough, courageous, outspoken and stubborn; a
single mother with only a 3rd grade education who fled
the segregated South so her nine children could receive
the education she never obtained.
This feisty woman died last week at the age of 86, and you
might wonder what her story has to do with sports, particularly
Florida sports. Read on and we'll tell you.
Mary Thomas moved to Chicago at the age of 13 where she
lived with an aunt and later married Isiah Lord Thomas II, the
father of those nine children. They separated following the birth
of the youngest, yet never divorced. He died in 1987.
Perhaps you've guess by now that her youngest child, Isiah, went on to become an
NBA Hall of Famer, one of the NBA's 50 greatest player, who now is the basketball
coach at Florida International University.
But his success is the result of the strict but loving upbringing by his amazing moth-
er whose life story was the subject of a 1989 made-for-television movie, A Mother's
Courage: The Mary Thomas Story.
Raising those seven boys and two girls on Chicago's tough West Side, Mary
Thomas worked at a Catholic school and various other jobs so her children could
attend the parish school. All nine graduated high school and four from college.
She would ride herd over their homework although it's doubtful she understood
most of their studies. Yes, she was on public aid, but refused to live in gang-infested
She once marched into city hall to confront Mayor Richard Daley when her case
worker said it was necessary for her to move the family into such a facility. She
screamed and cried, made her point, and stayed in her small apartment with her chil-
A poignant scene in the movie occurred when she pulled a shotgun on gang-
bangers who were attempting to recruit her sons and threatened to blow them across
Not shown, however, were the numerous times she opened her home to neighbor-
ing children and even posted bonds so they could be released from jail.
Her baby, Isiah, showed basketball talents from kindergarten age. And when he
reached high school, Mary had him commute 90 minutes to and from school so he
could attend St. Joseph High School.
He was recruited by dozens of college coaches, including the legendary Bob Knight
of Indiana University. Now just picture the crusty, belligerent Knight confronting the
equally feisty Mary Thomas.
She wanted Isiah to stay closer to home and attend DePaul University. She also
didn't like the idea that the IU campus was is Bloomington, Indiana, a short distance
from Martinsville, once a hot bed of the Ku Klux Klan.
There were reports, never confirmed, that Mary got into a chair-throwing argument
with Knight in her living room.
She consented to take her son on a visit to IU and while there accepted an invita-
tion to Knight's home. Ignoring Knight's strict no-smoking rule, she lit a cigarette, but
Knight was so eager to recruit her youngster he didn't say anything.
In 1981, as a sophomore, Isiah led the Hoosiers to a national championship, and
then left school to reach fame and fortune in the NBA. But he promised his mother he
would earn his college degree which he did in 1988 in criminal justice.
The riches of the NBA allowed Mary to move from the West Side, but she told Isiah
"don't ever forget where you came from." She often returned to churches and centers
in her old neighborhood with food and presents.
Isiah played 13 seasons with the Detroit Pistons where he scored 18,822 points,
9,061 assists and 1,861 steals all Piston records along with two NBA champion-
He's also coached the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks in a somewhat
tumultuous coaching career. And in his first stint in college coaching, last year he
accepted the basketball rebuilding job at FIU, donating his first year's salary back to the
It's a big challenge and he was 6-15 and 3-5 in the Sun Belt Conference at week's
But this present challenge is nothing compared to the challenges and battles Mary
Thomas endured for Isiah and her children.
The world needs more of the Mary Thomases.
Everblades .500 on 11-Game Road Trip
The Florida Everblades long, 11-game road trip ended last weekend with a .500
record five wins, five losses and one tie. They return home with a 20-15-6 season
record and a firm grip on second place in the ECHL South Division with 46 points.
During that franchise-record road trip, the Everblades took on division foes South
Carolina, Charlotte and Gwinnett before facing northern opponents Elmira, Reading
and Trenton. They host Gwinnett this weekend at Germain Arena with 7:30 p.m.
games Friday and Saturday.4
ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010 7B
Sanibel Adult Softball League
Sanctuary Island Electric
Sparks Playoff Berth
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Aztec Plumbing Warriors
by Nick Brown
In the final night of regular season games, Sanctuary Island Electric lit up the
night with a high-voltage comeback victory over Bailey's Baggers in the last
inning of the game. With this win, Sanctuary Electric clinched 4th place and the
final playoff spot in the post-season tournament. "We thought we had the game in
the 'bag,'" said Bailey's player Jack Koc. The final score was Electric 20 to Bailey's
Another squeaky close game was All Island Glass versus first place Beachview
Rec'N'Crew. The general consensus was that All Island Glass was going to get pol-
ished. But that wasn't the case. Overcoming an early 13 run deficit, All Island made
a comeback just a few minutes too late. In the midst of the comeback, the game was
called due to its time limit. Final score: Beachview 18, All Island Glass 17.
In the final game of the night, The Aztec Plumbing Warriors sent smoke signals
up in the air, warning every team to watch out for their warpath next season. They
picked apart their opponents, second place Great White Grill 25-10 in what was Great
loss of the year.
Great White cap-
tain Shoeless Joe
Ramsey said, "We
were resting our
starters so they
will be fresh for
be the post sea-
between the top
four teams. The
tournament is more than a simple test of skill and athleticism. It is also a test of endur-
ance because winning teams play a double header in a four-hour extravaganza. The
tournament champions and runners up will get trophies of gargantuan proportions.
But more importantly, bragging rights will be theirs for all eternity.,
Final Standings W-L-T %
Beachview Rec'N'Crew 10-1 .910
Great White Grill 7-4 .637
Bailey's Baggers 6-5 .546
Sanctuary Island Electric 5-6 .455
Aztec Plumbing Warriors 5-6 .455
All Island Glass 0-11 .000
Sanctuary Island Electric defeated Bailey's Baggers 20-19
Beachview Rec'N'Crew defeated All Island Glass 18-17
Aztec Plumbing defeated Great White Grill 25-10
8B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010
Recognizes Volunteer Of The Month
T he City of Sanibel
would like to recognize
Volunteer of the Month
Jones volunteers at '
the rec center with the
youth after school pro-
gram. She has resided
on Sanibel since 2007.
She relocated to Sanibel
to enjoy her retirement
after a successful career
as an American diplo-
mat and educator. The
volunteer program at
the rec center has been
a perfect fit for Jones
because of the flexibility
of the youth program-
ming. She said, "My
favorite part of being a .
volunteer with the youth
program is the kids, by- '
far. They are outgoing
while also being respect- Judith Jones
ful of each other as well
as adults. Being with
them stretches my perceptions keeps me young. I love passing along my interests to
them. My overall experience has reinforced my pride in Sanibel."
Volunteer opportunities are available. For information call 472-0345.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily,
weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. Visit our Web site at www.
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Salsa Night At
The Rec Center
he Sanibel Recreation Center
is offering Salsa Aerobics on
Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.
Salsa Aerobics is a sizzling, Zumba-
inspired workout that moves to Latin and
international music beats.
Participants will learn fun Latin
dance steps for an exhilarating aerobic
experience that finishes with an amaz-
ing abdominal workout. Participants
are encouraged to bring water and a
towel. Cost of class is included with a
Sanibel Recreation Center membership.
Advanced registration is not required. The
class is available to individuals ages 12
The Sanibel Recreation Center is
located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual
memberships are available. For more
information call 472-0345 or visit www.
rades six through eight, get ready
to "net" some fun with a variety
of racquet sports at the Sanibel
Recreation Center on Monday, January
25 from 7 to 9 p.m. Join in for badmin-
ton, indoor pickleball and music in the
gymnasium along with a round of Night
Light Tennis on the courts (weather
permitting). All racquets will be pro-
vided. Closed toed footwear is required.
Healthy refreshments will be served.
There is no cost for recreation center
members to attend. Non-members will
require a day pass for entry. For more
information on the Teen Scene or this
event call 472-0345.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is
located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Daily, weekly and annual memberships
are available.Visit www.mysanibel.com.0
Local Salvation Army Prepares
Canteen To Assist With Repatriation
he canteen (mobile kitchen) has been checked and approved road-worthy for
travel. The trailer has been stocked with food and supplies. A crew has been
contacted and told to be ready at a moment's notice to leave Fort Myers and
head for either Miami International Airport or Homestead Air Force Base to assist
with the repatriation of American citizens from earthquake torn Haiti.
The United States government has asked The Salvation Army and State
Emergency Management to help coordinate efforts in helping American citizens when
they arrive at either Miami International Airport and/or Homestead Air Force Base.
The Salvation Army's task is to support services such as feeding operations (snacks,
hydration, etc.) and basic supplies for those coming with just the clothes on their back.
It will be at these two locations where American citizens can receive medical attention,
counseling, and communication with family.
"We are on a heightened standby status for the Fort Myers canteen and crew to
be ready for service," said Major Ann Penhale, corps officer. "This is our service to
help those in need who are returning to America. We have been praying fervently for
the people of Haiti and all those connected with the relief work being done," added
The Salvation Army canteen has the capability of providing up to 1,500 meals a
day for this mission. The trailer that will be pulled behind the canteen is stocked with
three days worth of food and supplies. This trained crew of three is diversified in the
duties of driving, cooking, stocking, maintenance and mechanics.
The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950 and its personnel
who were affected by the earthquake are now working to assist others in need. The
Salvation Army operates schools, clinics, a hospital, feeding programs, children's
homes and church-related activities through some 60 corps community centers across
The public can help The Army most right now by making a financial gift that gives
them the purchasing power needed to care for disaster survivors. The local corps office
is accepting monetary donations for the victims of the earthquake at the following
Salvation Army Administrative Office, 10291 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers or
Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge, 2400 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers.#
Class Schedule at The Community House
Shell Crafting Monday Shell Crafts Available 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Bridge Lessons Tuesday 12:30 p.m.
Duplicate Bridge Monday 7 p.m.
Island Yoga Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m.
Brain Fitness Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m.
2173 Periwinkle Way 472-2155
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Ask The Pro
by Matt Oakley, PGA Golf Professional
Y ou hit your
thought was into
the fairway, straight
ahead. Going for-
ward, you can not
find your ball. Now
The player gets
five minutes to
search for the ball.
After the five minutes, if the ball is not
found it is deemed lost. The player must
then return to the position of the original
shot and play again with a one stroke
penalty (hitting third shot off the tee).
There are exceptions: If it is known or
virtually certain that the ball is in a hazard,
abnormal ground condition or has been
moved by an outside agency (dog, bird
etc.) play may procede under that rule's
he Dunes Nifty Niners event
results from Thursday, January
14, format: Two Person Scramble
1st Valerie Hotchkiss (19)
2nd Judy Yenkole (20)
3rd Marge Moretzsohn (22
4th Joan Kelly (23
5th Bridget Funk (24
6th Ann Levinsohn (24
Congratulations to the winners.0
Market To Open
ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010 9B
') Baer and Betsy Ventura announce the
opening of a new community market at
3) Lakes Park. This open-air market will
feature vendors to include baked goods,
[) live plants, honey, pasta, cheese, fresh
seafood, local produce, organic veg-
[) tables, nuts, soaps, and area arts and
The market will open Friday, January
29 and run each Friday through May
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are no pets
allowed in the park. If you are interested
in being a vendor or a volunteer, or if you
have questions contact one the market
managers by email at: jmbaer@comcast.
net or email@example.com
he Lakes Park Enrichment
Foundation in cooperation
with the Lee County Parks and
Recreation and market managers Jean
10B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010
1. How many teams did David Cone pitch for during his 17-season major league career?
2. Who was the only 20-game winner for the Montreal Expos?
3. Name the former member of the NFL's Cardinals to most recently be inducted into the Pro
Football Hall of Fame.
4. Who was the first Division I men's basketball player to lead the nation in scoring and re
bounding in the same season?
5. Name the youngest defenseman in New York Rangers history.
6. Who was the last runner to be a three-time winner of the New York City Marathon?
7. How many career victories did Nancy Lopez have on the LPGA Tour?
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Dunes Men's Interclub Match
Match #1 Match #2 Match #3 Match #4 Total
Legends Gateway Kelly Greens Olde Hickory
10/8/2009 11/16/2009 12/15/2009 1/11/2010
Gateway 10 39 38 -18 69
Legends 11 21 39 -4 67
Dunes 14 16 28 -7 51
Gulf Harbour 19 1 21 0 41
Olde Hickory 23 18 23 -35 29
Magnolia -15 8 23 -6 10
Kelly Greens -14 -12 31 -29 -24
submitted by Matt Oakley
The Dunes Men's Interclub Team finished 4th in Monday's event at Olde
Hickory, but moved into 3rd place overall for the year. We stand with 51
points and are only 18 points out of 1st as the quest to retain the cup con-
tinues. The match will be at Gulf Harbour on Wednesday, February 17. A sign-up
sheet is now up.
Jack Roberts (Interclub chairman), Jerry Muench (reigning club champion), Dave
Jones and Norbert Kunz (top 2 point getters at Olde Hickory not already in) are all
automatically in. If more than eight people sign up for Gulf Harbour, there will be a
quota points qualifier on Friday, February 12.0
SANIBEL POOL LEAGUE 2009-10
Standings through January 18, 2010
Bunt's Ball Busters 9 Fresh Legion Crew 8
Sanibel Cafe 8 One Ball Wonders 7
Highlights from Week 15:
Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League
John Earle posted his second straight 4-0 night and Jack Dalton chimed in with
three wins in his match against Doc Lubinski. These seven out of the last eight
games played enabled Sanibel Cafe to tie the Fresh Legion Crew. Tom Hensel
had a 4-0 night and Barbara Chance racked up three wins for the Crew. In spite of
the tie the Crew moved into a second place tie with the One Ball Wonders.
Bunt's Ball Busters Captain Bob Buntrock had to win the last four games against
Captain Kip Buntrock's One Ball Wonders to squeeze out a 9-7 victory. This was the
closest any team has come to defeating the league leading Ball Busters who now hold
a commanding 6- game lead with six weeks remaining in the season. Kelly Greten
produced his second 4-0 night in a row for the One Ball Wonders.
The league's year-end Singles Tournament set for Monday night, March 8, now
has 10 entrants: Richard McCurry, Bob Buntrock, Doug Gentry, Jack Dalton, Terry
Ricotta, Joe Stahl, Matt Hall, Fresh Conaway, Rich Ennis, and Dave Doane.M
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Standing Team Name Won Lost
First Bunt's Ball Busters 170 70
Second One Ball Wonders 109 131
Third Fresh Legion Crew 109 131
Fourth Sanibel Cafe 92 148
ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010 11B
The Dunes Golf Sunday Couples
results from Sunday, January
17, format 2 Person Scramble
Combined Score, are:
Bill Hotchkiss 113
John Hendricks 124
Congratulations to the winners.#
Dunes Men's Golf
The Dunes Men's Golf Association
event results from Wednesday,
January 13, format: 4 Man 1, 2, 3
Net Better Balls (100% Handicap) are:
Jack Roberts 115
Peter Cline 116
Howard Dwyer 117
Congratulations to the winners.0
Minnesota Twins outfielder Joe
Benson and batting coach
Tommy Watkins, along with
mascot TC and longtime radio announc-
er John Gordon recently visited The
Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
and Lee Memorial Health System's
(LMHS) Regional Cancer Center. The
visitors brought smiles to the patients'
faces and raised awareness for the 12th
annual Minnesota Twins' upcoming
Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament.
The Minnesota Twins share a long-
standing relationship with LMHS and its
regional cancer programs. The Minnesota
Twins Celebrity Golf Classic raises aware-
ness and funds for local cancer programs
and members of the community suf-
fering from cancer. This year's tourna-
ment will be held on February 25 at
Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers.
For information on corporate sponsor-
ships or to play in the tournament, e-mail
TwinsGolf@LeeMemorial.org or call the
Lee Memorial Health System Foundation
office at 985-3550.0
Dunes Women Rally For The Cure
First place Margaret Dwyer, Karen Hendricks and Pat Sawin
he Dunes Womens Golf Association held a Rally for the Cure on January 15
to benefit the Susan B Komen Cancer Foundation. With 57 participating,
the event raised $1,987 for breast cancer research. This included a generous
donation from the men's Pogey Baiters group.
Prizes donated for the event include ift certificates for The Dunes Rassa dining
room won by the first place team of Karen Hendricks, Margaret Dwyer and Pat
Sawin; and from Rally for the Cure, a rescue club won by Irmingard Markusch for
being closest to the pin on hole #2, and a Titleist pink ribbon golf logo golf ball to any-
one who reached the green on hole #2.
Chip-Ins: #4 Sue Richard; #4 Bonnie Byrne; #5 Mary Donovan
All players received a golf ball from the head pro, Matt Oakley.0
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The United Way of Lee, Hendry
and Glades has announced that
Lee, Hendry and Glades coun-
ties will receive funds to supplement
emergency food and shelter programs
in the area. Lee County will receive
$506,586, Hendry County $36,509,
and Glades County $6,557. Last year
over $550,000 was distributed to 21
local agencies under this program.
The selection was made by a national
board that is chaired by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency and
consists of representatives from The
Salvation Army, American Red Cross,
United Jewish Communities, Catholic
Charities USA, National Council of the
Churches of Christ USA, and the United
Way of America.
A local board is charged with distribut-
ing the funds appropriated by Congress
to expand the capacity of food and shel-
ter programs in high-need areas. The
local board determines how the funds
awarded to this area are to be distributed
among the emergency food and shelter
programs run by local human service
agencies in the area.
The United Way of Lee, Hendry and
Glades provides the coordination and
administrative support for this program in
Under the terms of the grant from the
national board, local agencies chosen to
receive funds must be the following: be
private voluntary non-profits or units of
government; have an accounting system;
practice non-discrimination; have dem-
onstrated the capability to deliver emer-
gency food and/or shelter programs, and
if they are private voluntary organiza-
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Qualifying agencies and organizations are
urged to apply.
Public or private voluntary agen-
cies interested in applying for these
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
funds should contact the United Way
of Lee, Hendry, and Glades, 7275
Concourse Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
or call 433-2000 to request an applica-
tion. The deadline for applications is
Cliff Smith, president of the United
Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades added,
"The emergency food and shelter funds
are being put to work where they are
needed the most, and the administrative
costs of getting the funds to the agencies
who actually provide emergency food and
shelter is only two percent of the total.
That is extraordinarily low and speaks to
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For The Influx Of
As the world tries to understand
the massive devastation that has
occurred in Haiti, and the relief
efforts reach full strength, there is one
aspect that may affect Southwest Florida
- an influx of children from Haiti.
Many local residents have been strug-
gling to get information about their loved
ones who live on the island. And when
they do receive word, many are now
looking for ways to bring those loved
ones to Southwest Florida. In anticipa-
tion of those efforts, Lee County Public
Schools has begun to examine ways in
which schools and the district can help.
Staff has already started working to
identify schools that have room for new
students. In addition, staff is working to
identify those schools that may have high-
er populations of Haitian students, which
may help ease the transition of those chil-
dren arriving from the devastated country.
"We are going to do whatever we
can for those children who come to
Lee County from Haiti," said Dr. James
Browder, superintendent of schools.
"We'll get them enrolled as quickly as
we can so we can immediately start to
provide services for those who need it the
most. Children are children, and these
youngsters are going to need all the love
and support we can give them."
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Will Power; Health Insurance
Excise Tax Makes Rhinos Fly
Sby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills,
Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA
one of my
relatives was my
Aunt Libby who
was a real pistol.
Those of you who
are Hoosiers and
who ever fre-
quented Libby's Deli at the downtown
Indianapolis City Market (Governor
Bowen and Mayor Lugar could often be
found at the lunch counter munching
on Libby's famous Bar-B-Q sandwiches)
would have known her well. She was a
fun-loving, gregarious, outspoken lady.
Anyway, when someone said something
so outrageous that it couldn't possibly
be true, she would often add in a mock-
ing tone, "...and that must be how they
make rhinoceroses fly."
Which brings me to today's discussion
on a tax found in the national health care
Those of you following the
ObamaCare health care debate may
have missed an important measure that
appears in the Senate's version of the
legislation. If this bill is signed into law,
health insurance policies that cost in
excess of $8,500 annually for individuals
and $23,000 annually for families would
be levied an excise tax of 40 percent on
The tax would be imposed on the
health insurance companies, but we all
know how it would simply get passed
down to those of us paying the premi-
ums. Senators have referred to the tax
as only affecting "Cadillac Health Care
Policies." I'll tell you to insure my family
of five, I am paying "Cadillac" rates, but
feel like I have a Chevy policy with high
co-pays and deductibles.
The idea behind the law is to accom-
plish several goals. President Obama and
some economists say the tax will help to
reduce long-term health care spending.
The theory behind it is by purchasing
lower premium policies, individuals and
families would face higher deductibles and
co-payments. The ivory tower economists
predict that if we all had to pay higher
deductibles and co-payments then pre-
sumably we'd be more judicious in spend-
ing health care dollars.
Further, with employers having an
incentive to spend "less" on health insur-
ance, the result would theoretically be a
decrease in paying for health care with
pre-tax dollars and a corresponding
increase in "post tax" health care spend-
ing, the net effect of which is higher
income tax revenue to the federal gov-
ernment on the same amount of gross
A fascinating aside to this theory is
that the bill exempts (until 2017) certain
state and local government and existing
union health insurance contracts from the
excise tax. This leads me to believe that
President Obama's economists conclude
that union members wouldn't be more
judicious in their spending when faced
with higher deductibles and co-payments.
So we should just leave those folks alone
and not tax them anymore.
On the other hand, perhaps the
Democrats in power simply want to
exempt their favorite sons and daughters
from a tax burden that they intend to
impose on the rest of us. But that might
just be cynical thinking on my part.
Critics to the theory suggest that the
excise tax will simply force employers to
offer thinner benefits, increasing the out
of pocket costs like deductibles and co-
payments in an effort to reduce annual
As a partner in a five-man law firm
with 20 employees, I can tell you with
firsthand experience that the result of
this legislation would be lower benefits to
our employees, and a disincentive to hire
more staff until absolutely necessary. I
will also tell you that my employees who
would be forced to pay higher deductibles
and copayments don't have any addition-
al cash from which to pay them. So we
hurt employers who might otherwise hire
more employees and provide benefits -
and we hurt employees who already are
scraping by to make ends meet.
How's that for helping a sagging
economy that has recently experienced
unprecedented job losses?
Proponents of the excise tax suggest
that it will raise revenue to help pay for
insuring the uninsured in other words -
by taxing those of us who have the best
health insurance policies for our failure to
negotiate fees for medical services then
this will result in all of us paying less for
health care and more of us getting health
I don't know about you, but when I
call the radiologist for an MRI I haven't
found them amenable to negotiating their
fees. I don't blame the doctors and hospi-
tals for that their recordkeeping respon-
sibilities are burdensome to the point of
absurdity. I can't imagine a world where
they negotiate different rates for different
patients or patients even having an abil-
ity to so negotiate rates.
What else can you expect from a
government where many members of
Congress and our sitting president have
- not once in their entire lives ever had
to meet a payroll or look to provide the
best health coverage at a reasonable rate
for their employees?
In summary, the ivory tower theories
justifying a health insurance excise tax
must be how they make rhinoceroses fly.
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The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, continuing a tradition inaugurated by
Board Member Ginny Fleming three years ago, hosted a women's seminar on
January 12 at The Sanctuary Clubhouse.
The seminar, titled What Every Woman Needs To Know About Her Financial
Future, gave the assembled ladies a philosophy of financial management as well as
practical tips about how to best assure a secure and happy retirement.
"Women's financial lives are different from men's," said Adria Starkey, president
of the Naples Trust Company, a new division of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company.
"Research reports show a connection between health and wealth; if people feel com-
fortable about their financial plan, there is a correlation with good health."
Starkey noted that women control 75 percent of household finances and that
women between the ages of 50 and 70 have become a huge financial force.
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children and grandchildren. She urged
them to become familiar with their
husband's advisers, such as attorneys,
accountants, and financial planners.
She recommended that women fully
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they do not forfeit control of their lives
as they age. After a spouse passes,
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l lthe place
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a truly personal in-
home retreat, The
private nature of
this room invites
the indulgence of
sumptuous fabrics, heirlooms and col-
lectibles or an exquisite oriental rug,
which might be in jeopardy in other
areas of the home.
Filling its role as the room's focal
point, the bed may be dramatically sleek
or elaborately festooned and should make
a strong statement in the room's interior
while imparting an ambience of luxury
and leisure. Nothing says custom gran-
deur more than exquisite bed coverings
with lavish accent pillows. And contrary
to what every 'bed-in-a-bag retailer' would
have us believe, beds with varying frames,
box springs, and mattresses are not stan-
dard sizes. Custom design includes cus-
tom fitting. And here's a gender-friendly
tip: men are usually more comfortable
in strong jewel tones rather than pastels,
and with paisleys, solids and stripes rather
Canopy beds with side curtains were
originally designed to deflect chilly drafts
in the days before homes were well insu-
lated. Luckily, we're now left with the
legacy of this exquisite and intimate bed
treatment. The lack of a real canopy bed
is not a deterrent since the bed curtains
can be hung from the ceiling, from a
carved corona, or from ceiling mounted
drapery rods. Even a small bedroom can
have this romantic treatment by draping
only the head of the bed.
Possibly more than in any other area
of the home, window treatments here
need to be both beautiful and functional,
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a rest for folding back the bed cover at
night, If space is at a premium, try two
easy chairs facing each other with an
ottoman between; a beautiful armoire
will serve to encase the master bedroom
television and will need to be carefully
situated if the bed is draped and canopied
so that the side drapery doesn't interfere
with viewing. Ideally, the television will
be equipped with remote headphones so
that the viewer will not disturb the person
reading or sleeping.
Side tables for the bed are growing
even larger to provide storage and table
top space for the accessories of this user-
friendly "nest". The two bedside tables
needn't be identical, but should reflect the
personal needs of the individual sleeper.
In fact, current styles don't call for the
traditional bedroom set'at all, but invite
creativity and better functionality with
individual pieces that work well together.
Deep, rich wall colors create a sense
of tranquility as well as a hint of drama in
a bedroom. Rugs, draperies, tapestries,
upholstered walls, furniture, and plants
all can act as important sound-absorbing
elements to provide an intimate setting or
A large, custom framed floor-length
mirror can add interest as well as serve
for dressing purposes. Lighting must also
be carefully selected. Lamps with fairly
heavy shades and three way switches
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offering a low setting to soften the mood,
Make it personal, cozy, functional, and
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For Health Care
by Max Friedersdorf
Donna Shalala, president of the
University of Miami and former
Secretary of Health and Human
Services for the Clinton Administration,
opened the eighth year of the FORUM
at Big Arts lecture series with a strong
endorsement of health care reform.
Referring to the 47 million Americans
without health insurance, Shalala said,
"We should be proud to be Americans
and ought to feel very good about help-
ing those who are most vulnerable in our
"One way or another we have got
to get everybody covered because right
now we are paying for those uninsured,"
she said. "Every time someone gets sick
and goes to the emergency room or is
hospitalized without insurance, the cost is
absorbed by those with insurance and is
part of your bill."
Speaking to a capacity audience in
Schein Hall on January 13, Shalala
recalled that health care for all Americans
has been a goal since the administration
of Teddy Roosevelt in 1912.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
drafted a health care bill for all Americans
to accompany his Social Security legisla-
tion during the Great Depression, but was
rejected by conservatives in his Cabinet
and the American Medical Association,
according to Shalala.
Donna Shalala (right)was the inaugural speaker for the eighth year of the FORUM at Big
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Further attempts were defeated during
the Truman, Clinton and Johnson admin-
istrations, Shalala related, citing "wounds
I still have" from the battle during the
Shalala likened the health care reform
bill as another entitlement program in the
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to live in dignity and security without bur-
dening their children and grandchildren.
Shalala said the apparent "messiness"
of the current health care debate was
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LBJ debate on medicare in 1965 "deals
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the final package emerged.
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Human Trafficking Awareness
Partnerships (HTAP), a Sanibel
based 501c3 non-profit. is
organizing two Artreach projects for
Lee County girls. Each project uses the
arts to teach young women about the
dangers of human trafficking, especially
domestic minor sex trafficking.
Cases of young girls being lured into
the commercial sex trade have occurred
in Lee County and Florida. The goal of
these projects is to teach girls how to
protect themselves and to use their art
and their voices to educate their peers.
One project creates canvas wall hang-
ings under the supervision of Dr. Genelle
Grant, an art therapist and educator, and
Nola Theiss, executive director of HTAP.
Theiss says, "One of the groups most
susceptible to the lures of traffickers is
our own children and grandchildren. The
National Center of Missing and Exploited
Children estimates that over 200,000
U.S. children are currently enslaved in the
sex industry in the U.S. and the number
is growing every day".
The art project takes place on
February 16, March 2 and 30 and
April 13 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the
Unitarian Universalist Church on Shire
Lane off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers.
Transportation from schools can be
arranged and dinner and snacks are pro-
continued on page 22B
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Dentist Opens Office In Fort Myers
Dr. Carmen J. Aulino has opened his new, state-of-the-art dental office located
at 13981 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 103 in Fort
With a special emphasis in cosmetic dentistry, Aulino has
been providing the highest quality dental care to patients in
Southwest Florida for more than 30 years. He offers advanced
general, cosmetic and implant dentistry including all porce-
lain no metal crowns or bridges, dentures and partial, dental
implants, full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation, all-ceramic
inlays and onlays, bone grafting and all varieties of bleaching
"Our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of dental
care in the region with personal, prompt and compassionate care
for our patients and families," said Aulino. "Our new convenient
location provides the opportunity for us to extend our services Dr. Carmen Aulino
to new patients as we continue to serve our existing patients. As
always, our patients can expect the highest level of care and professionalism."
Aulino's dental care team includes several registered dental hygienists, certified den-
tal assistants, an insurance specialist, an appointment secretary and office manager.
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to bridge the gap
between foodies and food PRs in the
According to Andrews, food bloggers
- those who are not journalists or food
critics, but just love food and spend all of
their spare time visiting restaurants and
food-related events and blogging about
it are very well read and known in the
industry. She says a food PR is someone
who works in PR for food in some way,
usually for a restaurant, product or brand.
"As a person who focuses on PR both
online in the print media for my clients,
it became obvious very quickly in 2009
that I would need to target the food blog-
gers in London to feature the restaurants
and brands I worked for in their blogs,"
Andrews said. "People are paying atten-
tion to these bloggers. Not only do they
have thousands of ordinary viewers, but
opinion former are also reading them."
But the bloggers were not always very
receptive to the idea of PR. According to
an article in the Guardian August 2009,
titled When the food bloggers met the
PRs, bloggers do not trust PRs, nor do
they think they need them, and PRs have
trouble convincing some clients the blog-
gers are worth the time and money.
"But the thing is," Andrews said,
"They need each other. The bloggers
can use PR to get access to interesting
content for their blogs, and the PRs can
generate some great online coverage for
After a lot of reading and meeting
many of the bloggers, Andrews said she
realized she wanted to start a food blog
herself because she loves food not only
for her job, but also in her spare time.
Since launching Ravenous, Andrews
has written about restaurants in London,
eating on vacation in places like the south
of France and Cyprus, food-related events
(an evening of chocolate cocktail tasting),
and tips for eating healthy. After only
four months of going live, in January
2010 Ravenous was featured in a UK
parenting magazine with a quote for one
of the top 25 ways to stop ditching your
Now with hundreds of viewers from
multiple countries, Ravenous has taken
shape into a food blog with a focus on a
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can be done, once
and for all. I do not know what methods
you have tried but there are several things
you might want to consider; I have found
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successful natural methods if you really
want to stop and it seems that you really
want to become a non-smoker. You can
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all have a wonderful and unique style of
imagery. If you feel you need to see a
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way to go.
The hypnosis I conduct for my cli-
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is a behavioral change and you smoke
until the quit date that you sign in your
smoking cessation contract. Your medical
doctor can prescribe a patch for you or
prescription drug, but there are the risks
of side effects.
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health therapist, certified hypno-
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Hospital Seminars Will
Fucus On Weight Loss Surgery
Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and more specifically in
Florida. According to the most recent data available from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 24.4 percent of Florida's
population was classified as obese in 2007. Lee County's population, scored higher
at 25.4 percent.
The number of people undergoing weight loss surgery has also grown dramati-
cally over the past few years. The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
reports that 220,000 Americans had some form of bariatric, or weight loss, surgery
in 2008. The most common procedures nationwide are gastric banding and gastric
bypass, and a newer procedure known as a sleeve gastrectomy is also growing in pop-
ularity. People considering bariatric surgery may have heard about all of these options,
but they may not realize that one of the nation's most experienced surgeons practices
right here in Southwest Florida at Lee Memorial Health System's Bariatric Center.
Moses Shieh, D.O., FACOS, leads LMHS' holistic bariatric and weight management
practice, which includes surgery, ongoing support groups and activities, revisional sur-
gery and post-weight loss body contouring. "Bariatric surgery isn't a 'magic bullet' for
massive weight loss," Dr. Shieh says. "Rather, it can be the first step, combined with
ongoing support and lifestyle changes such as exercise and diet, to help patients lose
weight and live healthier lives."
People interested in learning more about bariatric surgery and LMHS' weight loss
program can do so at one of several upcoming complimentary educational seminars.
Seating is limited and reservations are requested. Call 343-9966 to reserve a spot.
Tuesday, January 26, part of Lee Memorial Health System's Well Informed Lecture
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From page 18B
vided as well as a stipend to the girls for
their work when the project is completed.
Community service hours can also be
Twelve high school girls will be select-
ed for the program. To qualify, the girls
must have a love of drawing and art. Girls
from Sanibel are also invited to be part of
To apply, send an e-mail to nola@
name, age, school and indication why
you are interested in this issue, and any
art interest or training. For information,
call Theiss at 395-2635.
The second project is already unde
way: a play is being produced at the
Cypress Lake Center for the Arts which
will be performed in the Spring 2010.
Both projects are sponsored by the
Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva among
other local organizations and individu-
als. To support these programs or other
educational projects of Human Trafficking
Awareness Partnerships, send a tax
exempt contribution to HTAP, PO Box
1113, Sanibel, FL 33957.
From page 15B
He suggested, for example, that
women find out how assets are titled so
that in the case of a death, assets such
as an IRA may transfer directly into their
IRA account rather than get caught in the
delays and tax consequences of probate.
Igo welcomed them to call the trust
company with further questions. "We're
here to help," he said.
The Children's Injury Prevention
Fair will be held this Saturday,
January 23 at Lee Memorial
Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Avenue, Fort
Myers from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The fair is designed to promote injury
prevention by combining fun activities
and useful information for the entire fam-
The Injury Prevention Fair is presented
by Lee Memorial Hospital's Emergency
and Trauma Services in conjunction with
The Children's Hospital of Southwest
Florida. Each year, thousands of chil-
dren across the country are hospitalized
for falls, burns, car accidents and other
injuries. "Some of these injuries are
avoidable," said Lisa Sgarlata, RN, vice
president of patient care at Lee Memorial
Hospital. "We hope that parents will
bring their children to the fair and learn
some of the simple steps they can take to
Special features include car seat and
helmet fitting stations; rollover vehicle;
Stay Alive Just Drive information; fatal
vision glasses; CPR demonstrations,
helicopters, ambulance, safety house,
Smokey Bear, Swampy, K-9 unit from
The ladies expressed their apprecia-
tion of the seminar. "Adria is very knowl-
edgeable, very interesting," said Bonnie
Dale. "This is important information."
"It helped me know what I should do
for my children," added Jane Parker.
E exercise your mind at a "brain gym"
at The Community House on
Wednesday, January 27 from 1:30
to 3 p.m. Trained staff will assist you in
brain games designed to target cogni-
tive functions like memory, visual-spatial
perception, and speed of processing.
Like the body, the mind needs workouts
to keep in shape. Scientific studies have
shown that keeping mentally active and
living a healthy lifestyle can delay or
even prevent the symptoms of dementia
in old age.The brain gym costs $10 and
is sponsored by LEAF Ltd., a private
foundation. The Community House is
located at 2173 Periwinkle Way.4
he Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's
Resource Center and Fox
Electronics will sponsor the
12th annual A Light To Remember
in Centennial Park, Fort Myers, on
Thursday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m.
A Light To Remember was created to
help raise awareness about Alzheimer's
disease and related memory impairments
and raise much-needed funds for the
Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center.
Lee County Sheriff's Office (LCSO),
LCSO public services vehicles; EMS
participation; safe baby-sitting informa-
tion; fingerprinting; gun safety; pediatric
nutrition; tobacco prevention; and pedi-
atric swimming instruction information.
Healthy snacks will also be available.
Children are encouraged to bring their
favorite stuffed animals or a doll so they
can participate in the Teddy Bear Clinic.
Child life specialists will guide the children
as they pretend to give medical treatment
to their toy so they understand better
what happens at hospitals and what doc-
tors and nurses do to help them when
they do not feel well or are hurt. This
helps calm their fears should they ever
need medical attention.
Free helmets will be available to 100
children provided the helmet is fitted
properly to the child. There are only 100
helmets available to be shared.
At the car seat fitting station, parents
will learn about car seat safety, proper
installation and recalls. Anyone wish-
ing to have his or her car seat checked
by the Child Advocacy team from The
Children's Hospital should call 432-4491
to make an appointment for the day of
The fair will take place in the audi-
torium and parking lot in front of the
It will include a lighted display of lumi-
naries purchased by families and friends
to honor or remember a loved one with
Alzheimer's disease or a related memory
impairment. A special ceremony will be
held near the fountain on Edwards Drive
in downtown Fort Myers.
Luminaries can be purchased in
advance for $5 each. To purchase a lumi-
nary call the Dubin Alzheimer's Resource
Center at 437-3007.
Family members and friends request-
ing a luminary are encouraged to send a
color copy photo, poem, or other special
memory of their loved one with their
luminary request. The luminary display
at the 2010 A Light To Remember will
include a collage of these memories.
Copies should be sent since photos and
other materials from previous years are
used in the display.
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In a recent JAMA study, the research-
ers pored over 2,100 studies and con-
cluded that the benefits of antidepressants
were "minimal or nonexistent" when
compared to placebo. I know why too
- it's because medications don't correct
underlying nutrient deficiencies, gene
defects, low thyroid or adrenal insuffi-
ciency. Lifting the blues will be the subject
of a future column. According to this
particular study, drugs don't work any
better than duds, yet they cost an arm
and a leg.
So what power is within the dud pill
that causes it to lessen pain, reduce cho-
lesterol or ease depression? Absolutely
nothing; the power is not in the pill, it's
in your belief of the pill's power. We have
an amazing capacity to heal, and we can
absolutely generate our own happy hor-
mones, antibiotics, anti-coagulants and
pain-relieving opiates. We must get used
to the notion that our bodies are the best
pharmacy available, but shhh, don't tell
anyone that America's pharmacist said
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good people of PAWS have taken me in
from the cold outdoors of Sanibel and
into a loving foster home where I get to
snuggle in bed with my foster family and
their little doggie every night.
My foster mom says that I must have
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my baby bro, Fran ID# 463029. We
are two-month-old male kitty-kitties.
We were abandoned are new borns,
and now we're orphans that need new
Society ID #: 459570
Won't you consider adopt-
ing one or maybe even both
of us? We promise to be
double the fun. We are learn-
ing all of the social graces
like using the litter box (we've
got that down), sitting nicely
for nails trims (we don't like
it but know the importance
of good grooming), eating
all of our food (also not a
problem). Wouldn't you love
to take home two adorable
kittens like us?
The adoption fee for a kit-
ten is $75 including steriliza-
tion, vaccinations and every-
thing we need for our age.
Lee County Domestic
Animal Services is at
5600 Banner Drive, Fort
Myers. For details or to see
more animals available for
adoption, log onto www.
Ollie ID # 463032, Fran #463029
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Landscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding
Landscape Design Ponds Waterfall Installations
Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing
12 years serving San-Cap de Ft. Myers
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Installation of Tile & Stone
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Over 40 yrs. experience in area
Excellent References upon request
Sanibel License #53-14475
POOL SERVICE & REPAIR
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Professional Weekly Service
Fast Expert Equipment
Repair and Replacement
Deep-End Specializing in
Pool Service Gulfstream Pool Heaters
25 years experience Lic # CPC1457386
HOME BUILDING & REMODELING
IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS
Stevens & Sons Glass
Replacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors,
Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts,
Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass
Specialists in impact condo complex replacement
2416 Palm Ridge Road Phone: (239) 472-0032
Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-0680
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Tarpon Snook Redfish &More
CONTRACTING & CONSULTING
New Construction / Remodel / Consulting
P.O. Box 494, Sanibel, FL 33957
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2400 Palm Ridge Road C-3
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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28B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010
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We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
Cage Cleaner, Gopher Tortoise Grazer, Patient
Driver, Emergency Response Transporter, &
Gift Shop/ Education Center Volunteers. Other
positions are available throughout the year. Call
for a full listing. If you're interested in hard ork and
would like to become a volunteer call Marguerite
Jordan at 472-3644 ext 5.
A time-senstive training is invoed in all of our patient-care. We do
ask our vdunteersto make a service commitment of 3 consecutive
months per year uth a minimum o 3-5 hours per week
SR 9/5 N TFN
Seasonal tutors are needed at The Sanibel
School. If you have one or two hours a week to
help a child, please call 472-1617. Tutoring hours
are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Training will be provided.
S 11/28 N TFN
PT SALES POSITION
BEACH HOUSE SWIMWEAR on Captiva
now hiring. Energetic and interested
in learning how to sell swimwear? Call
Peggy at 239-395-5383 or apply online
Must be available some nights and week-
ends. Tolls paid. We drug test.
SR 12/11 BTFN
hiring for season.
Please call Paige
at 472-1998 between 2-4 p.m. to schedule
SR 1/15 B 1/22
Part time 24 hours a week -
Housekeeping Inspector needed.
Light maintenance skills helpful.
Call David at 472-1613.
SR 1/22 N 1/22
B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
SR 9/30 DTFN
(Carpentry, maintenance- toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sIding doors, etc.)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 MTFN
On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience.
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
Custom Art and Hand Painted Furniture.
Lacy@LacyMcClary.com or 918-740-4972
SR 10/23 VTFN
Computer repair, setup, file recovery & troubleshoot-
ing for home or office. 15 year Island resident.
Guaranteed work & low rates. Call Justin at
677-0226 or email email@example.com
SR 1/11 VTFN
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
ur clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva *239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/12 BTFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,
cleaning, home/car maintenance. Excellent
organizational skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/23 BTFN
Interior Windows *Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 NTFN
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS11/27 V 2/12
Experience the clear WATERS of Sanibel
& Captiva Islands onboard one of our
luxurious NEW BOATS. YOU Design
the TRIP and we will customize a
Unique and Unforgettable day of
BOATING to meet your wishes. All trips
tailored to your schedule. WaterWorld,
RS 1/22 V 1/29
Sanibel Waterfront 2BR/2BA home fur-
nished. Manatees & otters are neighbors.
4 months $9,600, 6 months $13,600.
2010- 2011 Season.
Please call 973-398-6315.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY RATES
Adorable ground level 2 bedroom home
newly renovated and very close to beach
Sparkling new swimming pool! Available
February 1 Call for info 239-691-3319
SR1/8 M 1/29
2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free
boat dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach.
Interior & furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/
monthly/seasonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
Sanibel 2BR/2BA Furnished, Central
A/C, Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilings, Direct TV,
Internet, Pool, Screened Lanai, Garage. Call
954-605-3325 or 800-618-3325 for details.
SR 7/17 MTFN
NEAR EDISON MALL
Heated pool. 2BR/2BA partly furnished.
Almost all brand new interior, appliances
new, carport, lovely views. Immediate
occupancy. Price negotiable. Also for sale:
$56,000 terms. 239-278-5689
RS 1/22 V 1/22
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to
Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach.
Annual lease $875/mo.
BEACHVIEW COUNTRY CLUB
This beautiful home offers 3 bedrooms/2 baths,
tile thru-out, updated pool and new paver pool
deck, 2 car garage and close to the beach. UF.
Includes pool & yard care. $2,250/mo.
DUPLEX IN THE AIR
This 2 bedroorn1 bath UF duplex offers screened
porch, w/d, views over water to Preserve.
This piling duplex is a must see. $950/mo
This 3/2 unfurnished home offers screened
enclosed pool, 2 car garage, freshly painted
and new carpet. Home abuts preserve
and short walk to the beach $1,950/mo.
ULTIMATE ISLAND LIVING
Fulfill your dreams in this updated, fully
furnished executive home offering 3 bedrooms
+ den 3 baths, family room, pool, 2 car garage,
long dock, boat lift. Private Road abutting refuge.
Call for your private viewing. $3,500/mo.
GULF VIEW CONDO
This 2/2 full furnished condo is located on 3rd
floor corner. Pool, tennis & elevator.
Call on these Island Rentals and ask about
our other Island Properties for rent.
Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975
B Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.
SPaul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner
Furnished for single woman in luxury one-
story home with pool, internet, large TV
Charming old Sanibel-style
2 BR-1 BA house. Great neighborhood.
Beach access. Lighthouse end.
Available February 1.
RS 1/15V 1/22
EAST END, 2BR/1BA, 1/2 of duplex. Private Deck,
remodeled kitchen & bath. New tile. Walk to beach.
$1,195 a month Call 410-692-0200.
RS 7/24 V TFN
SMALL ELEVATED 3-BED/2-bath, no pets. 2550
Sanibel Blvd. 239-472-2225. $1,400 per month.
$1,000 security deposit
SR 11/13 BTFN
SANIBEL 2BR/2BA, w/large office, LRIDR, UF
ground level home in quiet neighborhood w/ large
one car garage. Renovated, corian counters and ter-
razzo floors, large back yard deck. Pets welcome.
Available April. $1,450 plus utilities. 239-472-2464
SR 12/25 BTFN
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loft
with sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or
pets. Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-
2341 or 405-307-8949
SR 1/8 MTFN
BEAUTIFUL HOME OFF SO. McGregor. $1,2001
mo. 2br/2ba/den/2car. Granite, wood cabinets, tile,
screened lanai, eat-in kitchen. No pets. Security
RS 1/22 V 2/5
BEAUTIFUL GATED TOWNHOUSE $700.2br/1.5ba
off College Parkway. Close to shopping, beaches,
Sanibel. New tile throughout. W/D. Screened patio.
New a/c. No pets. Security $650. 239-357-1700
RS 1/22 V 2/5
EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar,
neg.off-season. Call for availability.
SR 1/9 BTFN
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
S 1/26 M TFN
Completely remodeled Dunes duplex with
fantastic golf course views available for monthly
or seasonal rental. 3BR/3BA, vaulted ceilings,
two floors, light and bright, large kitchen.
Upgrades include granite, marble, tile, pavers.
Call 703-548-0545 for more information.
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
Cottages Condos Homes *
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
S 10/9 BTFN
Completely Remodeled Key West Style
Beach House. New Kitchen/Baths/Appliances/
Furniture. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, Screened
heated Pool & Spa. TVs, DVDs, wreess, Bikes.
Very Close to Beach! Call 239-691-2265
RS 12/4 M 1/22
NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME
3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
bedroom, 2bath Home with heated pool,
in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
SR 12/25 P 10/1
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN
Corian and tiled throughout.
and near shopping
W/D on site.
$950 month plus electric
For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 BTFN
ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010 29B
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TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way.Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen
facility. Recently designer decorated. Suite
B-1072.6 sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792
RS 1/4 B TFN
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN
PRIME COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE
For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 BTFN
800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center. New large white
tiles on floor. New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT. Call Nancy 239-246-4075.
SR 8/7 B TFN
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
RETAIL OR OFFICE SPACE
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553
SR 1211 PTFN
PRIME PERIWINKLE FRONTAGE! 1,000 sq ft
perfect for retail, office, other. Hardwood floors
beautiful! Ample parking, no cam fees!
RS 7/31 ATFN
PRIME RETAIL SPACE FOR sublease. Corner unit,
1,500 sqft, great visibility. Location, location, location.
SR 11/13 MTFN
RFAI FTATIF ISTANTI--
WANTED: SHELL HARBOUR HOME
Single level, sea wall,
under one million
SR 1/15 V 3/6
Sanibel & Captiva
S Real Estate '
"THE CARRETTA REPORT"
Glenn Ca t Associate
& Team Sanibel
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Island Real Estate
S 12/26 BTFN
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S 1/8 BTFN
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S 1/8 B TFN
SANIBEL CANAL FRONT
From $625,000 to
Just bring your boat...
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
WELCOME TO PARADISE...
Listed for $1,699,000
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NOVELLI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
RS 11127 NTFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $95,000.
SANIBEL HOUSE FOR SALE
2 bed/2bath on big lot
near Bowmans Beach
M Rice Realty, LLC
SR 1/1 M 2/5
BEACH COTTAGE CONDO
Roomy 2/2 with loft. Pool, tennis,
walk to beach & pets allowed.
List price $350,000
Contact Deb Gleason, Realtor
VIP Realty Group
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Let us share
over 30 years
of Island Living
Homes Condos Land
Time Shares as low as $6,000
The Sanibel Cottages
Casa Ybel Resort
Tortuga Beach Club
Work with a
AICP Land Planner/Realtor/Owner
It's our job to know the
property you are about
to buy or sell better
SR 19/11 RTFN
MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE
Search all listings maps and tours.
Highlands Cashiers Lake Toxaway
Lake Glenville Sapphire Valley
SR 4/24 B TFN
30B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010
MISC FOR SALE GARAGE SALES LOST AND FOUND
,. Glenn Caretta Team
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
1302 Par View Drive
On the Golf Course
Immaculate 3/3 with pooi i1.i i.,, eat in
kitchen. Totally remodeled in 2006. Must see!
,,,,l i ..... appointments throughout.
2400 sq. livingspace.
HOMES FOR SALE!
3/2 /2 courtyard home. All rooms
open to gardens, ,,, i ,i 1
Many new features.
Kinzie Island Estate Home
Sanibel's Premiere Address
Canal front with ownership/cabana on the
beach tennis-gated. 5/5 with den/pool privacy -
This one is the "Buy"
Condominiums for Sale
Sunset South 2/2 w/garage
i ,r.... .,, i throughout. Gulf views to
the East River/Canal views to the West.
Beach-Pool- really lovely.
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$549,000 mostly furnished
Want to know which condos have best cash flows?
Gulf side: $419,000- and up
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2/2 with on-site management
Call me to see one of these! 239-850-9296
Tarpon Beach Unit # 110
Gulf Front and Sunsets! Penthouse!!
,,i r i li...... r new furnishings-
B r .,,,1ii. covered parking- storage-
Mood of the Market?
Go to Teamsanibel.com
The Carretta Report
Find .- i i r iil.. week
and recent trends.
Glenn Carretta, Broker Associate
28 years Sanibel/Captiva Real Estate Experience
John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc
S 1/22 B 1/22
Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
BOATS CANOES KAYAKS
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
10x12x30 GROUND LEVEL Dry Dock
at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club
(Next to Sanibel Bridges)
Unlimited In/Out Privileges- 7 days/week
Complete Boat WashlEngine flush after each use
Total use of club facilities (no dues)
(Restaurant, Marina Supplies & Boat Shop
& Certified Mechanics & Repair Shop); showers,
Fuel at Wholesale (gas & Diesel) Slip #157
Call Chad 239-222-4848
Call Phil 239-395-0407
MISC. FOR SALE
JVC I'Art 32" TV
Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $150
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 11/20 NTFN
MODERN WARFARE 2
Playstation PS3 game for sale
RS 11/27 N TFN
SCHWINN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $400.
SR 1/8 NTFN
Estates Items on Consignment
2431 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island
Jewelry Art Coins Wicker More. You bring
it, we will sell it! Donations benefit local
RS 1/15 VTFN
Place your classified
Simply go to our web site IslandSunNews.com
Click on Place Classified
fill out form & Submit
Be sure to leave a phone number where you can
be reached A representative will call you.
It's that easy!
FOR ONLY $12 PER WEEK -YOUR CLASSIFIED CAN BE SEEN
FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
Sanibel & Captiva Islands
CALLING CARD 239-395-1213
Emergency................................. ............ 911
Sanibel Police ............................ ............ 472-3111
Lee County Sheriff's Office ...............................477-1200
On Call Captiva Deputy .................. .............. 477-1000
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
Sanibel ........................................... 472-2483
Captiva ............... ................... ........ 472-2133
Sanibel ............... ................... ........ 472-1573
Sanibel (toll free) ................... ............... 800-275-8777
Captiva ............... .... ............... ........ 472-1674
Sanibel Community Association ........................... 472-2155
Senior Center. ................. ...................... 472-5743
Arcade 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 Mastersinger........................472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony ................. ................ 472-6197
Lee County Alliance of the Arts .........................939-2787
Naples Philharmonic ............... .................. 597-1111
The Schoolhouse Theater................................. 472-6862
Sanibel Music Festival ................ . ................ 336-7999
Sanibel-Captiva Art League ............... ................ 472-4258
S.W. Florida Symphony. ................ ............... 418-0996
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
ABWA (American Business Women's Assoc.) ................ 472-4499
.... .. .......................... or csimontacchi@ earthlink.net
American Legion ............... ......... ............472-9979
Angel Flight SE .................. .............. 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
Audubon Society. ................ ................... 472-3156
Sanibel Bike Club ....................... sanibelbicycleclub.org
Sanibel Beautification Inc ............................... 418-9693
Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva ................. 274-5900
CROW (Clinic For The Care & Rehabilitation of Wildlife) ....... 472-3644
FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) ................... 472-0404
Fishing Club........................................... 472-7257
Horticultural Society of the Islands. ...................... 472-6940
Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva .......... 472-8334
Kiwanis Club .........................................395-1056
Lion's Club (Jack Samler). ................ ............. 472-1511
Master Gardeners of the Islands .................... .... 472-6940
Notre Dame Club of Lee County .......................... 768-0417
Optim ist Club ............................. .............. 472-0836
PAWS ............... ................... 472-1027 or 472-9383
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
The Sanibel Rocks Association.................. firstname.lastname@example.org
United Way of Lee County ................................ 433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline......(24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900
Zonta Club ................. .........................671-6381
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum .......................... 395-2233
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge ............... 472-1100
Sanibel Historical Village & Museum .......................472-4648
SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) ............ 472-2329
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32B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 22, 2010
Leaders for the month of December
Top Listing Agents
Relax. You're Preferred.
Beach Villa 2534 at South Seas
* Top floor, 3 BD loft w/ sunset views
* Direct beach, pool, tennis and more
* Completely renovated
* Convenient to everything Captiva offers
Vicki Panico or Fred Newman 239-980-0088
PET FRIENDLYfor owners!
* i..II I 1, on the beach and close to all amenities
* Two bedrooms and two baths
* Beautifully updated throughout
* Offered at $644K
Sally Davies 239-691-3319
A True Sanibel Beach Cottage
* 4 BR/2BA Duplex Beach Cottage w/ pool
* Located across the street from beach
* Double lot on Gulf access canal
* Updated interior, original wood beam ,:.i ...
The Burns Family Team 239-464-2984
Living the High Life
* 3 BR/3.5 BA Direct Bay Front Penthouse
* Boat Slip & Lift with Gulf Access
* Private Enclave within Captiva's\ N11
* Tropical Pool and Spa
John & Denice .... 239-357-5500
Spanish Cay Delight
* 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
* Stunning views of Sanibel River
* Bright and Open
* $395,000 Turnkey
Sarah Ashton 239-691-4915
* Direct gulf front complex
* Two bedrooms and two full bathrooms
* Screened Lanai overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
* Located on West Gulf Drive
Kara Cuscaden 239-470-1516
Lowest Priced Captiva Beach Front HomeN!!
* Charming open plan with maximum water views
* 2/2 + large loft and wood burning fireplace
* II ...... 1. .1 i i to rent or move right in!
* Community pool, tennis, BBQ :.II boat dockage
Call Sally Davies 239-691-3319
Direct Gulf-front Home
* Furnished, 4BR, 4.5BA
* Pool, Lush Landscaping
* In South Seas Island Resort
Jim Branyon 239-565-3233
Charming and Cozy!
* One bedroom, two bathrooms!
* Serene Sunrise views of the bay!
* Fully furnished!
* Great pool and spa area!
Kara "KC" Cuscaden 239 470-1516
Olde Florida Style Direct Access Canal Home
* 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, incl. guest cottage
* Courtyard style pool with expansive patios
* Vaulted, tongue & groove wood ceilings
* located on prestigious Limpet Dr, on East End
The Burns Family Team 239-464-2984
Best Condo Deal on the Island
* Updated 1BR, corner unit
* Located in Sundial Resort
* Priced $50k below competition
The Burns Family Team 239-464-2984
Build your Dream Home
* Large Beachview Country Club Lot
* 4,000sf- to develop
* Overlooking Golf Course
* Short walk to beach
Sarah Ashton 239-691-4915
every MON, TUE, THUR, SAT 239-645-1903
Jane Reader Weaver Realtor Joe Burns, Broker Associate Demnc Beggs, Realto Fred Nex an, Vicki Panico,. ] i
andAssoaates Joan Burns, Realtor John Beggs, Realtor" Relo IS Realtor, e-Pro Realtor*, S.C.I.S., Realtor, e-Pro Broker Assocate Realtor Realtor GRI Realtor*, S.C.I.S. Realtor, S.C.I.S. Broker Associate Broker Associate
Jeff Burns, Realtor e-Pro, TRC
Tiffany Burns. Realtoro