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VOL. 18, NO. 23


DECEMBER 10, 2010

DECEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 10 7:05 * 5:36 11 7:05 * 5:36 12 7:06 * 5:37 13 7:07 * 5:37 14 7:07 * 5:37 15 7:08 * 5:38 16 7:08 * 5:38

She's Flamboyant; .
As Ever, That
Bellringer Betty
by Anne Mitchell
T here s no slipping past Betty
Barrus when she's ringing the bell
for The Salvation Army kettle col-
lection. You can't miss her and her flam-
boyant bellringing attire, complete with . . .
feather boa. AL,
"How can you resist me?" the
87-year-old Sanibel resident called to any-
one who walked by when she was on ket-
tle duty at Bailey's General Store. They
usually can't resist her and even though
they might have given earlier, they will
drop more coins in the slot.
"Some ringers just stand there,"
Barrus said, referring to volunteers she
has seen elsewhere in Lee County. They
need to interact with the public more, she
believes. That is why she has also volun-
teered to ring her bell at one of the Publix
Super Markets in Fort Myers as well as at
"I am determined to show them how
it's done," said Barrus Sunday, resplen-
dent in a Santa hat and brightly painted
dress, fur-timmed, black-belted red purse
- and a decorated walker. Film-canister
earrings dangled from her lobes and her
eyes twinkled behind big white sunglasses
decorated with birthday candles, given to
her on her recent birthday.
continued on page 4 Zoe Ramsey, age seven, puts a contribution in the kettle for Betty Barrus, 87-year-old Salvation Army bellringer

Local Teen Is Member Of Disney's
'Next Big Thing' Pick, Kicking Daisies
by Anne Mitchell
It could turn out to be a Cinderella story for former Cape Coral teenager Duran
Visek, 15, lead vocalist for the rock band Kicking Daisies. The band learned last
Friday they had won Disney's third Next Big Thing (NBT) contest, a victory that
could catapult them to fame and fortune.
The band is based in Milford, Connecticut and Duran's family had to uproot from
Cape Coral almost two years ago to be with him.
Duran's thrilled relatives from Lee County will be in Orlando this weekend to cheer
the band on when they perform with the Next Big Thing prior winner, Allstar Weekend,
in a free concert on Saturday, hosted by Radio Disney AM 990 in Celebration. They
include his aunt and uncle, Sanibel business owners Lorin Arundel of the Island Sun
and Chris Arundel of Arundel's Hallmark Shoppe. Also attending will be his grandmoth-
er Di Saggau, a columnist for the Island Sun and The River Weekly.
Duran (who also plays guitar and writes songs), Ben Spremulli (guitar) and sisters
Carly Kalafus (bass) and Caitlin Kalafus (drums, songwriter), met through a series of con-
nections about two years ago. The band has played sold-out shows in Connecticut and
beyond and has gathered a considerable teen following.
continued on page 39

Kicking Daisies, from left, Ben Spremulli, Carly Kalafus, Duran Visek and Caitlin Kalafus

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Visit The Sanibel Historical Museum
And Village This Christmas Season

S T |he Sanibel Historical Museum and
Village is decked out for the holi-
I days and welcoming visitors from
Small over the world. Each building has
been festively decorated by a group of
museum volunteers and evokes a mood
of Christmas past.
0 Pam Magnotto, who travels back and
k. forth to Sanibel from the Cleveland area,
has just recently become a museum vol-
unteer. Her creative talents were quickly
* Home Decor put to use at the Old Bailey General
unique Cards Store and the Rutland House. Magnotto
said she likes to discover new ways to
nd of course decorate. Since the historical village is
CATCHERS! comprised of buildings from the 1890s
to 1930s, Magnotto wanted to instill a
sense of the past by putting a rustic twist
on her floral arranging. Snipping off this
and that from the village garden and clip-
. ping sprigs of native plants, she was able
to arrange some stunning floral displays.
Who knew native plants could look so
great? But as Magnotto explained, "The
I- ,."early settlers only had things that grew
on the island. If they wanted to decorate
or put together something special, they
would have gathered bits and pieces from
the land."
The village, located at 950 Dunlop
I Road (next to BIG ARTS), is open
op local! Wednesday through Saturday, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5
Gift W rap for adults, 18 and older. Children and
members are free. A special 11 a.m.
F REE as docent-led, village tour is available at no
additional cost. The museum's new audio
II as ship! enhancements allow visitors to explore
at their own pace. Docents are available
to answer questions about displays and
exhibits. The gift shop features an array
S of unique and one-of-a-kind items created
O F6 I I by American artisans and crafts people
and is located in the Old Bailey General
thiS COUpon Store. Many of these beautiful items are
- - 1* exclusive to the museum. There is no
admission charge for shopping at the gift
For more call 472-4648 during busi-
- ness hours or visit www.sanibelmuseum.

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b limited-edition collector ornaments this year.
Each ornament is made of 24k gold on brass and
comes in a royal blue presentation folder showing the
Bailey's logo on the front. The folder contains a certifi-
cate indicating the limited-edition ornament number and
giving a brief description of the particular significance
of the design. The ornaments, certificates and folders
are produced by The Charleston Mint of Brevard, North
The 2010 ornament, the second in the series, depicts
the original Bailey's Store on Matthews Wharf. The store
is the large, white clapboard building in the forefront. The
building next to it housed the Railway Express Agency and
had storage for mule and chicken feed in the rear. Next
is the Packing House where fresh vegetables from local
farms were packed to be loaded on a boat for shipping.
The small building on the end was used for storing kero-
sene and gasoline.
This ornament, as well as the 2009 inaugural orna-
ment which has the hand-written initials of Sam and
Francis Bailey, is available for purchase exclusively at
Bailey's General Store.4

Sanibel Historical Museum and Village volunteers Pam Magnotto and Sally Duffy admire
the village Christmas tree, which was generously donated to the museum by the Lions
Club of Sanibel-Captiva

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American Legion
Post 123 News
unday, December 12 is Doug
Fresh's BBQ ribs and chicken din-
ner from 1 to 8 p.m. at American
Legion Post 123. Seafood Fest is back
Sunday, December 19 from 1-to 8 p.m.
Come check it out. Every Monday is 8
ball pool league at 6 p.m. Stop by and
watch some great pool shooters. Texas
hold 'em is played every Thursday night
at 7 p.m. New players are welcome.
Every Friday the Legion serves a six-
ounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Stop
in and check out the daily specials and
the entire menu. Food is served all day,
every day. The public is welcome.
The American Legion Post 123 is
open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.,
located at mile marker 3 on Sanibel-
Captiva Road. For more information call
From page 1
Bellringer Betty
Barrus says she particularly wants chil-
dren to learn about giving and is thrilled
when parents hand them some coins to
drop in the kettle. In fact, she sticks a
gold star on each child donor.
You don't have to give large amounts.
Just a nickle or a dime is most welcome,
she says.
"If everybody who went by a kettle put
a penny in, we would not have a problem
(with shortage of funds)," she said.

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Captiva Holiday Village Introduces
The Marketplace At South Seas
Schedule of Demonstrations and Events
Friday, December 10
Marketplace Hours: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
2:30 p.m. Bubbles and Splash Puppet Show presented by Swimtastic
3:30 p.m. Aqua Beachwear & Swimwear Fashion Show
Saturday, December 11
Marketplace Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10:30 a.m. Starbucks introduces Holiday Roasted Beans
11 a.m. Painting Out Loud - Part 1 by Artist Leoma Lovegrove
11:45 a.m. Holiday Cocktails by South Seas Island Resort
12:15 p.m. Gourmet Accompaniments to your Holiday Dinner by South Seas
Island Resort's Chef Joey Pesner
12:45 p.m. Captiva Blooms' Holiday Table Creations with Ruth Thompson
1 p.m. Holiday Wine Pairings and Confections by Captiva Provisions
Company and Chocolatier Justin Schaffer
1:30 p.m. Painting Out Loud - Part 2 by Artist Leoma Lovegrove
2:15 p.m. The Last Pirate by Author Wilson Hawthorne - stories and book
3:30 p.m. Rudolf, an ice carving by Chef Jason Miller of 'Tween Water Resort
9 p.m. Blues, Brews and Ribs at South Seas Island Resort's Holy Smoke
Heavenly BBQ with the Boat Parade Awards and music by The
Captiva Band blues band
Sunday, December 12
Marketplace Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
11:30 a.m. Starbucks introduces Holiday Roasted Beans!
12 p.m. Art Auction - 2 Islands Gallery and Howl Gallery
Participating Merchants
Captiva Cruises, Jensen's, The Bubble Room, Captiva Pizza and Latte Da, Kay
Casperson's Lifestyles Spa, Regatta, H20 Outfitters, Beach Stuff, 2 Islands Gallery,
Howl Gallery, Giggles, Captiva Blooms, Captiva Provision Company, The Spa at
'Tween Waters, Pelican's Roost Sportswear, Swimtastic, Offshore Sailing School, I
Love Shelling, Terry McClure, South Seas Sanibel Captiva Properties.0

Friends Who Care Needs Your Help
During the past 28 years, Friends Who Care, Inc. has assisted many Sanibel
residents in crisis-related situations, not just children, but adults as well.
Friends Who Care works on anonymously through information from the
police department, local churches, schools and caring individuals.
Many volunteers have joined in the gift collection program located at the Post
Office, Fire Department, City Hall, The Garden Club, ABWA, The Dunes Golf &
Tennis Club, The Sanctuary Golf Club, the Senior Center, Sanibel Captiva Community
Bank, Bank of the Islands, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ and Zonta.
This year, Royal Shell will be joining our cause with Friends Who Care Trees at
Tahitian Gardens, and The Old Sanibel Shoppes.
Lily & Co. is hosting a holiday party with a fundraiser for Friends Who Care. Local
service clubs Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis have contributed funds. There is also the
continued support of many of the local realtors and churches. Other contributions are
given by private individuals, all providing their time and effort to help make children
and adults happy.
The Kiwanis Club of Sanibel and Captiva makes the Santa Run, delivering the gifts
to children and seniors on the island on the evening of December 23.
continued on page 31

A Big Thank You To
Island Friends From FISH
Thanksgiving truly is a time of sharing at FISH (Friends In Service Here). Thirty
eight island families received Thanksgiving food baskets distributed by FISH.
These baskets contained a turkey and all the trimmings to assist each family in
having a Thanksgiving meal together.
Food for each basket was donated to FISH by the island community. A monetary
donation to purchase the food needed to complete all 38 baskets was provided by a
very generous donor, Chuck Bergstrom of RE/MAX of the Islands.
A big thank you goes out to all who helped with donations of food, time, and
talents. FISH also provided 20 Hungry Heron restaurant gift cards for Thanksgiving
dinner to senior citizens and disabled clients. Ten of these gift cards were generously
donated by Andy Welsh, owner of the Hungry Heron, and the remainder were pur-
chased through designated donations.
The baskets and gift cards brought joy to all who received them.
FISH will be distributing Christmas food baskets to island families during Christmas
week. Food and monetary donations are greatly appreciated.
Call 472-4775 or stop by 1630-B Periwinkle Way Monday through Friday 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.0

E AIthe Arts on Sanibel
SBIG A a home for all the arts



City Postpones

Donax Cell Tower
Request 60 Days
by Anne Mitchell
V erizon's proposal for a 149-foot
cell phone tower on Donax Street
got a poor reception from neigh-
bors when it came before the Sanibel
City Council on Tuesday.
However, the site was not the issue,
advised City Attorney Ken Cuyler. Ten
years ago the council passed an ordi-
nance that listed approved sites for
telecommunications towers and the city-
owned waste water reclamation facility on
Donax is one of them.
"This is not a hearing to determine
whether the site is appropriate. That deci-
sion was made by the city council over
10 years ago," Cuyler said. "There are
nine or 10 locations considered telecom-
munications-tolerant." In fact, the ordi-
nance encourages providers to favor city-
owned sites and to build towers that other
cell providers can piggyback onto. That
means taller towers but fewer of them.
The issue before the council, Cuyler
said, was whether the proposed mono-
pole tower meets the requirements of the
ordinance. The ordinance calls for the
antenna rays to be mounted close to the
pole to minimize visual obstruction.
However, the site was topmost on
some residents' minds and they ques-
tioned whether another city-approved site
could be used instead. Verizon's attorney,
Laura Belflower, said the company want-
ed to be as far east as possible and this is
the easternmost location.
Dr. Michael Derechin of Junonia

Street, a retired oncologist, said he was
concerned about radiation from the tower
because studies show a dramatic increase
in brain tumors since cell phones became
widely used and there may be a connec-
Mayor Kevin Ruane, after a lengthy
hearing on the application, said he would
abstain from voting due to a conflict that
is "medical-related, having battled the
disease." He did not clarify. However, it is
known that Ruane took early retirement
and moved to Sanibel after treatment for
cancer in his inner ear. Councilman Peter
Pappas was absent and Ruane said he'd
like to have all five members present, plus
answers from staff to questions about
radiation and appearance, height and
location of the tower.
Councilmen Marty Harrity and Jim
Jennings appeared inclined to approve
Verizon's request, providing it meets 38
conditions recommended by planning
staff. Harrity said it "follows the law," and
Jennings stated, "How can we say 'no'?"
Jerry Muench, co-owner with his fam-
ily of neighboring Periwinkle Park, said
he feared financial loss because people
would not want to rent trailer and camp
sites in view of the tower; he was also
concerned about what would happen to
the tower in a hurricane.
Mark Hammond of Nerita Street
said if it had to be built it should be
camouflaged, as has been done in other
communities. He also suggested Verizon
could serve its customers with a lower
tower, say 90 feet, saying he'd prefer two
90-foot towers than one 149-foot tower.
Gail Greenwood of Junonia Street
said residents didn't receive notification of
Tuesday's hearing. She questioned why
such a dense residential area was chosen.
Bruce Rogers, who was Sanibel's plan-
ning director when the telecommunica-

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tions ordinance was enacted 10 years
ago, said, "Many of you will remember
the hearings we went through. They can
best be described as spirited."
John La Gorce remembers it well. He
spent $10,000 of his own money to fight
for the current "Sanibel-friendly" ordi-
nance after the government authorized
the building of towers across the country
and almost a dozen carriers pushed for
eight sites for towers up to 199 feet, one
foot below the height where federal over-
sight comes into play.
La Gorce even hired his own consul-
tant and advertised public meetings at
The Community House. The result was a
six-month moratorium during which the
city, and Bruce Rogers, hammered out
a Sanibel-friendly ordinance. He said the
tower at Wulfert Road is an example of
such a tower "with its accessories snugly
hugging" the pole.
He doesn't want Verizon to be allowed
to build.
"Once you change this ordinance you
set a precedent for all those lawyers and
experts to... demand more and more
changes..." La Gorce said.

anibel City Manager Judie
Zimomra did not state that the
negotiations between the city and
the employees' union had been "a long
and expensive process." That comment
was wrongly attributed to Zimomra in
an article December 3 regarding a deci-
sion by a Special Magistrate.
Zimomra was not interviewed for the
We apologize for the error.

City Employees
Are Recognized

Chief Tomlinson

Crystal Mansell

by Anne Mitchell
anibel City Council on Tuesday
recognized Police Chief Bill
Tomlinson for 25 years' service
and Crystal Mansell, executive assistant
to the city manager, as employee of the
Tomlinson began as a part-time police
aide on November 19, 1985 and became
a part-time police officer in 1986. He
was appointed as a full-time police offi-
cer on February 2, 1987, promoted to
sergeant on November 11, 1991 and to
bureau commander and emergency man-
agement director on January 4, 1997.
He took over as police chief on
November 19, 2002, when Chief Lew
Phillips retired.
Mansell was chosen by her peers as
employee of the year. She is also a radio
HAM operator and assists the city during
hurricanes and is studying for a bachelor's
degree at Barry University.,

More city page 39

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Contributing Writers

Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi
Ed Ibarra
Kristy Corbin
Graphic Arts &
Stephanie See
Ann Ziehl
Sarah Crooks

Karen Bell
Kimberley Berisford
Don Brown
Nick Brown
Constance Clancy, ED.D.
Suzy Cohen
Scot Congress
Marcia Feeney
Ed Frank
Max Friedersdorf
Priscilla Friedersdorf
Carol Gagnon
Jim George
Bryan Hayes
Dr. Dave Hepburn
Craig R. Hersch
Jane Vos Hogg
Joan Hooper
Shirley Jewell
Brian Johnson

Audrey Krienen
Christine Lemmon
Cindy Malszycki
Scott Martell
Marge Meek
Anne Mitchell
Capt. Matt Mitchell
Bruce Neill, PhD
J.B. Novelli
Matt Oakley
Ed O'Neil
Eric Pfeifer
Laura Zocki Puerto
Gerri Reaves
Lily Rose
Di Saggau
Dan Schuyler
Jeanie Tinch
Louis Vosloo

BIG ARTS To Have Input In Dunlop
Path Route, Council Delays Choice

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by Anne Mitchell
BIG ARTS representatives have asked the Sanibel City Council to hold off until
January 4 to choose the route for a new shared use path on Dunlop Road.
A a special council meeting on Thursday, council agreed to the delay to give
BIG ARTS a chance to present its expansion plans, which would be impacted by the
favored path route, called Option #3. That option, according to BIG ARTS Board
Member Ralph Clark would give the arts organization "no place to expand."
Option 3 would follow the existing eastbound lane from Mahogany Way to the
main city hall entrance for the shared use path and a new eastbound lane would be
constructed south of, and adjacent to, the existing westbound lane. A portion of the
existing westbound lane could be used for an interconnecting path and the ingress/
egress for the Historic Village/BIG ARTS parking lot would be modified.
This option would be more expensive than Option #1 but would have no wetlands
or gopher tortoise habitat impacts. Native roadway trees would have to be relocated
with this option, a city memo states.
Some $400,000 has been allocated in the current city budget for the project, which
is called the Dunlop Road/Wooster Lane Loop. Periwinkle Pines granted the city an
easement for the section between Periwinkle Way and the library. The path would run
along the north side of Periwinkle Way from The Community House crosswalk to
St. Michael's crosswalk paths to interconnect the library, city hall, BIG ARTS and the
historical village.
The police chief and the directors of public works, planning and natural resources
all favor Option #3 for safety and environmental reasons. The city wants to get the
project underway so it can be constructed during the summer off-season. It needs

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about four to six months' lead time to get the design and preparation in place, said
Public Works Director Gates Castle.
Judy Baum, representing BIG ARTS, said she was asked to create a vision for the
organization for the next 20 years. BIG ARTS has "outgrown its footprint and has dis-
persed in different directions" and its properties are aging, she said.
"We believe in a bigger vision for Sanibel's cultural future and we want the opportu-
nity to discuss our thoughts," Baum said.
Bill Santoris, of the Sanibel Bicycle Club, said the club also favored Option #3
because it gives more separation between the path and the road, it uses part of the
existing roadway, which allows for a wider path, and minimizes environmental impact.
However, he urged council to go with a 10-foot rather than eight-foot-wide path
because it is likely a path that will be much used.
The council voted 5-0 to wait until the January 4 meeting to finalize the route of
the path.
"We think a bike path is a great idea," Lee Ellen Harder, executive director of BIG
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Give The Gift Of Health
This Holiday Season
Make your holiday shopping simple by giving the gift of health. Stop by the
Sanibel Recreation Center and purchase a daily, weekly, six-month or annu-
al membership for family and friends on your holiday list.
Also, check out the Sanibel Recreation Center T-shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweat-
shirts for another great gift idea. One hundred percent of proceeds from these sales is
dedicated to providing financial assistance to Sanibel's working families in need.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more
information call 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com.0

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Sanibel City Council

will convene a Special Meeting on

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

at 3:00 p.m. in MacKenzie Hall

800 Dunlop Road Sanibel, Florida

Public is welcome.
Complete agendas are available at the City Web site:
www.mvsanibel.com. A copy of the agenda is also posted on the
bulletin board outside City Hall. Agendas subject to amendment.


Is It Time To Reevaluate
Our Alligator Policy?
by Barbara Joy Cooley, President, Committee of the Islands
t the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ,
Pastor John Danner puts on puppet shows for the chil-
L dren. One of the star characters is Chompers, a croco-
" ddile who talks, attends church, and could go to Sanibel City
Hall if he wanted to.
In the real world, however, the alligators of Sanibel cannot go
to city hall and speak up. So on this sanctuary island, maybe it's
time for the rest of us to do so, and ask if we should reevaluate
our alligator policy.
In 2004, responding to two fatal alligator attacks, the City
of Sanibel changed its policy for dealing with alligators. Prior to
that time, the policy was relatively lenient, but the attacks and the
growing population of these crocodilians - indeed, maybe an overpopulation - led to a
more aggressive policy. Here is how that policy works in practice:
* A resident or visitor calls the police to complain about a nuisance alligator.
* The police call in a state-certified alligator trapper.
* The trapper can then destroy (they're killed, not "removed") the nuisance alligator.
In addition, if the police chief or his designated representative elects to do so, he can
also authorize the trapper to destroy every other alligator in the area that exceeds four
feet in length.
The first two and a half steps of the current program deal strictly with the nuisance
alligator that the citizen called to complain about, which is what many if not most peo-
ple might expect. The next half step, killing every four-foot-plus alligator in the area,
may not be what we expect. Since the alligators don't breed until they're six feet long,
we could be on our way to eliminating these reptiles from our sanctuary island.
Two Key Questions
So these questions come up: Are we indeed on our way to eliminating alligators
from Sanibel? And if so, is that what we want?
We don't pretend to have the answer to the first question, but there are some signs
- both anecdotal and statistical - that it could be "yes." So it may be well to take a sec-
ond look at these early indicators and then seek more definitive information. First the
The city reports that 32 alligators were destroyed in 2009 and 16 more through
September of this year. Overall, 297 Sanibel alligators have been destroyed since the

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new policy was initiated in 2004. That's an average of almost one a week over the six-
year span.
Is that too much? Does it mean we may be losing alligator population?
I was first drawn to this question when I realized that I wasn't seeing as many
alligators as I used to see near my home in Gulf Pines, along the West Sanibel River
Preserve. I began asking others who live in alligator-prone territories on Sanibel.
Almost all of them say the same thing: We don't see as many alligators, and the ones
we do see tend to be quite small.
So the anecdotal information seemed to square with the numbers showing almost
300 alligators killed in the six years since the new policy was implemented. And the
defining feature of that policy is this: When the City of Sanibel changed its nuisance
alligator policy to closely mirror the state's policy, it obtained a nuisance alligator per-
mit allowing the city to handle the complaints via the police department instead of hav-
ing citizens call the state hotline for nuisance alligators; but in addition to the nuisance
alligator permit, the city also requested and obtained an "open harvest area designa-
tion," which has now been renamed a "targeted harvest area."
It is the harvest area designation that means trappers can go beyond the original
nuisance alligator and also destroy any other alligators they find that are over four feet
long. And, as we mentioned earlier, alligators do not breed until they reach about six
feet in length. So, over time, if enough alligators over four feet long are destroyed, it is
theoretically possible that alligators could disappear from this sanctuary island.
It is that same harvest area designation that makes the Sanibel nuisance alligator
program one of the more aggressive in the state. Only the City of Sanibel can request
this harvest area designation for itself, and only the City of Sanibel can remove the
designation, according to Lindsey Hord, the coordinator of the Statewide Nuisance
Alligator Program.
Needed: More Information
Since 2006, the staff at JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel
have been conducting regular alligator counts in the refuge. Although their count is
conducted on refuge properties, it is important to keep in mind that alligators in the
refuge often move around on the island, coming into neighborhoods such as mine in
Gulf Pines and Gulf Shores.
The data from the refuge's counts does cause some alarm. In 2006, the count was
45; it dropped every year until reaching only 20 in 2010.
Author and historian Charles LeBuff recently made an excellent presentation at The
Community House as part of the Celebrate Sanibel program. During the question-and-
answer session after his presentation, he described the city's post-2004 program on
nuisance alligators, and he said perhaps it is now time for the city to reevaluate that
I'm not an alligator expert, but I think it is time for the experts to take a look at our
harvest area designation to see if it is really needed. More study and examination of
the data is needed. Fortunately, the experts may agree. Paul Tritaik, the refuge man-
ager, recently said that perhaps "this is something our biological committee could dis-
cuss." The biological committee he refers to is made up of biologists from places like
the City of Sanibel and the refuge.
Perhaps simply responding to nuisance alligator complaints is enough; the harvest-
ing of the other alligators over four feet in an area may be, well, overkill. And if it is,
we need as a community to answer the other question I posed earlier: Do we want an
island without alligators - not only one on which these creatures are no longer a part
of our wildlife experience, but also one on which the natural balance has been dramati-
cally altered? If so, would we then see an imbalance in the food chain and a popula-
tion explosion of raccoons, snakes, and others that are the natural prey of alligators?
Would such an increase in numbers of raccoons and snakes harm the bird population?
So there are practical matters to consider in addition to the diminution of our wildlife
What Do You Think?
The Committee of the Islands would like to hear what you think about the city's
policy of dealing with alligator control under a "targeted harvest area" designation. Of
course, we must have a nuisance alligator program since the public safety absolutely
requires one. But is it time for us to investigate whether the harvest area designa-
tion should be either modified or discontinued? We are, after all, one of only a few
municipalities in Florida to have such a designation. How does that fit with our vision
of Sanibel as a sanctuary island, one on
which the public safety must come first,
but in a way that enables us to enjoy the 'S b-" l
unmatched natural diversity and abun- "a ' ll L
dance that surrounds us? Email your .
thoughts to: coti@coti.org. ' . B. "
More information about the
Committee of the Islands can be found ' "I1L
on our web site at www.coti.org. .

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Ikki Christmas
Card Is Fundraiser
For Haiti Project
Island Artist Ikki Matsumoto has
donated one of his few Christmas
theme art works to the Sanibel Rotary
Club to be used for their Christmas card
project. All funds raised by the sale of
these Christmas cards will go towards
tuition for the students at the St. Marc
School of 1,000 students in the rural
hills of Haut St. Marc, Haiti.
The combination of the effects of the
massive earthquake and now the shock-
ing outbreak of cholera has affected the
students and their parents deeply in this
small rural community. Less than 30
percent of the students have been able
to pay some portion of their $18 a year
tuition. Lack of jobs, loss of market for
their farm products, and people moving
to the area from the capitol of Port-au-
Prince have reduced incomes dramati-

Captiva Panel
Meets Tuesday
The Captiva Community Panel will
hold its regular monthly meeting
on Tuesday, December 14 at 9
a.m. in the Wakefield Room at 'Tween
Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive. This
meeting is open to all interested island-
ers and the public.
Among the agenda items:
* Discussion of the results from the
islandwide electronic survey on the pro-
posed land development code changes.
* Discussion of communications issues
on the island.
* Discussion of the 2011 panel meet-
ing dates and budget.
* A Captiva Erosion Prevention
District update.
* Other matters as necessary.
Public participation is invited and
encouraged. Information is also available
at www.captivacommunitypanel.com..

St. Michael's
Education Forum
AChristian Education Forum will be
held on Sunday, December 12,
9:15 a.m. in the St. Michael and
All Angels parish hall on Sanibel.
All are invited to learn the impact of
the Social Gospel Movement. The pro-
gram, Jesus -- A New Kind of Messiah,
will explore the impact of laity on healing
Following an overview of the Social
Gospel Movement by St. Michael's
Rector, the Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan and the
Rev. Ann Kimball will offer a look at the
social gospel at work; Krista Tippett will
discuss her leadership in Media Ministry.
Saint Michael's Church is located at
2304 Periwinkle Way. For information
on all forums this season, call 472-

Christmas cards are available from
all Rotarians. They will also be on sale
at BIG ARTS, Sanibel-Captiva Bank,
Jerry's Suopermarket, Bailey's General
Store, Bank of the Islands and Shell Point
Retirement Community. Call Chet Sadler
for more information at 472-7257.5

Lions Christmas
Food Drive
he Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club is
holding its annual Holiday Food
Drive for the homeless. They
encourage everyone to support the drive
with their donations.
They are collecting non-perishable
food items for the Salvation Army.
Donations can be dropped off at their


Ikki Matsumoto

Christmas tree lot in the Bailey's Center,
between the Grog Shop and Island
Cinema. All local businesses are encour-
aged to take up collections of food from
now until December 20. Those who give
donations at the tree lot between 10 a.m.
and 1 p.m. on December 20 will get a
picture taken with the Lions.
The Lions will make their annual deliv-
ery to the Soup Kitchen on December 22
- just in time for Christmas dinner. Their
tree lot will be open Monday to Saturday,
10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
"We'd like to thank everyone in our
community for their generous donations
and willingness to help those who are
less fortunate," said Tom Hoover, Lions
Club's president. "We're looking forward
to making another great delivery to the
Soup Kitchen this year."M

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Universalists Hold
Interfaith Service

Frank and Peggy Siegel

Mallika Nandur

submitted by Ruth lyengar
We were greeted with "Salaam
aleikum" by Imam Mohamed
who was born in Damascus,
Syria and came to the United States
at the age of 25. He leads Muslim
Brothers and Sisters at the Islamic
Center for Peace in Fort Myers.
Moham was one of several speak-
ers at the Unitarian Universalists of the
Islands meeting on Sunday, December

5 at the Sanibel Congregational United
Church of Christ.
The main focus at the Islamic Center
is on their faith and education and to
teach that the true meaning of Islam is to
promote peace. Imam Mohamed attend-
ed with his wife Paula and their soon-to-
be three-year-old, granddaughter.
Mallika Nandur, with palms touching,
said, "Nimaste" as she greeted us. She
is the president of the Hindu Temple of
Southwest Florida. She sang two Sanscrit
prayers for the gathering. Nandur
attended with Mena, also from the Hindu
Peggy and Frank Siegel are mem-
bers of Bat Yam Congregation. Peggy
Siegel spoke of the Bat Yam congre-

nation which meets Friday evenings
in Fellowship Hall of the Sanibel
Congregational United Church of Christ.
She said that early on their members had
decided to focus on spirituality and educa-
tion. They have a long-standing relation-
ship with the UCC church and sometimes
its minister Dr. John Daner and the can-
tor of Bat Yam sing together.
At the end of the service a por-
tion of a CD was played, a statement
by Dr. John Buchanan of the Fourth
Presbyterian Church of Chicago. His
comments were about the proposed
building of a mosque near Ground Zero.
He spoke of Fourth Church's close
interfaith relationships with their Muslim
brothers and sisters and that they have

a unique relationship with Congregation
Sinai, their neighborhood synagogue.
At the end of his statement, he said,
"It occurred to me that it might be
appropriate in addition, this morning, for
Fourth Presbyterian Church to demon-
strate our respect and our commitment
to understanding and to peace. And so
instead of burning the Quaran, let's read
it. Listen to these words and see if there
is a word from the Lord here."
After the service the congregation had
refreshments with members and friends
of the different faith communities and
they invited all present to visit them.
We broke words together and it was

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The Sanibel City Council is accepting

applications for the Planning Commission.

Deadline for submission is 5 p.m.

on Thursday, December 23, 2010

Any resident wishing to apply must fill out a Advisory Committee
Application is available at City Hall, 800 Dunlop Road, call 472-4135 or
go to the City's website www.mvsanibel.com to download an application

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Churches/ Temples
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
The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam,
Temple of the Islands, meets for Friday
night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall, of the United Congregational Church,
2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Call Temple President Dr. Michael Raab, at
395-1432 for more information.
11580 Chapin Lane
The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman
Nov 14, 2010 thru April 24, 2011
Sunday 11 a.m., 472-1646
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:
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 with Communion
9 a.m. Contemporary Service
with Kids' Church
10:45 a.m. Traditional Service
Childcare available at all services.

A Christian Education Forum
Open to the public
Sunday December 12th at 9:15 a.m. in
the Parish hall ofSaint Michael
and All Angels Episcopal Church

2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel
You are invited to learn the impact that laity has in healing
society through the Social Gospel Movement. The media
ministry leadership of Krista Tippett will be explored.
Presenting the program is Rev. Ann Kimball and St.
Michael's Rector, The Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan. For information
on all forums this season, please call:

2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497
The Reverend Dr. John Danner, Sr. Pastor.
Sandra Mineau, Interim Associate Pastor
Sunday worship services:
7:45 a.m. Chapel Service
9 and 11 a.m. Full service with nursery,
child care and Sunday School. Elevator
3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763
Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk,
Saturday Vigil, 5 p.m.;
Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Fri. at 8:30 a.m.
Communion Service Mon. and Tues.
at 8:30 a.m.
2304 Periwinkle Way between the
Bean and Baileys 239-472-2173
Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector
Worship Services:
Saturday at 5 p.m.
Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Morning Prayer: Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
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 433-4901 or email

A memorial service for Noah
Costa will be held in Hernando,
Mississippi at a date to be
announced. An obituary in the December
3 issue gave the wrong state.


anibel Community Church (SCC)
invites the community to enjoy a
beautiful evening of Christmas cel-
ebratory music from every generation,
style and genre. On Sunday, December
12 at 6 p.m., the church adult choir will
be featured directed by Hannah Czoski,
the new traditional worship director at
SCC. Other highlights are; The Vintage
Brass Quintet from Cape Coral, Sarah
Heidrick, Kayla Nette and vocal ensem-
bles; men's, ladies and young adults,
that will bless your hearts and lift you in
this busy time of year. Available seating
at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.
After the concert you are invited to
share in fellowship and goodies in the

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Celebrate Toys
For Tots Sanibel
he holiday season is upon us. For
those who have already made
progress on their gift lists, Toys
for Tots is asking them to add just one
(or two or three) names to that list. The
merchants of Periwinkle Place have
joined together to launch a giving cam-
paign for Toys for Tots.
"There are many, many families strug-
gling in our local communities who need
our help to have a Merry Christmas this
year," said Milissa Sprecher, owner of
Friday's Child and the event organizer.
"We are trying to do our part to get the
word out and collect toys for children in
our community who may not receive any-
thing without our generosity. The Sanibel-
Captiva communities are traditionally a
very giving bunch, supporting with fervor
the local charities on and around the
islands. We hope that this effort will be
no exception."
The businesses at Periwinkle Place
will be accepting donations of new,
unwrapped toys at their stores between
now and Christmas. Boys' and girls' toys
are needed for all ages.
To get everyone excited about giv-
ing there will be a celebration event
at Periwinkle Place on December 10,
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Sanibel Fire
Department will participate and show-
case one of their trucks for the children
to explore. Face painting by Ms. Silvia's
Faces and a bounce house are some of
the activities planned. Families are invited

to share in the fun while doing great
things for families in need. Donations are
not required to attend, but everyone is
encouraged to bring a toy if they're able.
"We'd like to make this a community-
wide effort. All the toys collected here
are distributed in our local communi-
ties. Through your gifts, you are send-
ing a message of hope to a child," said
Sprecher. "We thank you in advance for
your overwhelming sl-.ipp.ii'

Island Bible Study
island Bible study at Sanibel
Community Church begins on
Monday, January 10 and will last
eight weeks.
This year the group will study the Old
Testament book of Hosea. Each night
begins with a discussion and ends with a
lecture. It requires weekly preparation.
This study is about the first of the
minor prophets. It will be an entrance
into all the prophetic books and to
Biblical poetry, causing a reflection on
your own life.
The study group meets at Sanibel
Community Church from 7 to 8:40 p.m.
To reserve a place, call Dave and
Jinny Kelly, 472-2432 or Al and Carol
Larson, 472-6534.

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Limited Edition
Sanibel Christmas
The Sanibel School Music
Department 2010 edition holiday
ornaments are on sale. Each year
the music department custom designs
a new ornament to raise funds for the
music program. All proceeds will help
with the purchase of music, instruments
and equipment for the program to benefit
grades kindergarten through 8th. The
ornaments make great gifts for family and
friends, and have become popular among
collectors as well.
There is a limited quantity of 200 orna-
ments. They are $10 each and can be pur-
chased at Bailey's General Store, corner of
Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road; and
Bank of the Islands, corner of Periwinkle
Way and Casa Ybel Road.&

This year's ornament feature seahorses
and a snowflake, with a Happy Holidays
2010 greeting from Sanibel Island, Florida

Island Democrats' Holiday Party
On Thursday night, December 16, the Democratic Club of the Islands is hold-
ing its annual holiday party at Ellington's Jazz Club and Restaurant. The eve-
ning begins at 6:30 p.m. and is an occasion for island Dems to get together
for fun and fellowship this holiday season.
The cost of the event is $30 for your choice of plated dinners (Petite Filet, Grilled
Grouper, Boursin-stuffed Chicken Breast or Vegetarian Pasta). Reservations can be
made for the event and your entrees selected by sending your check to the club at PO
Box 898, Sanibel FL 33957. A brief meeting and the introduction of some local lumi-
nary Democrats will be introduced between the cocktail hour (cash bar) and the dinner.
Members are encouraged to attend, as are other islanders interested in getting
active in the club's activities. For questions or additional information call 395-9078.M

Experience the beauty of the Island each month with our collection of five 12-month calendars uniquely
Sanibel. Each month captures the essence of Sanibel through its birds, shells, flowers and ever changing
skies. Our calendars make great gifts for the holidays or a treasured souvenir for yourself.

For our annual Sanibel Moodscapes Calendar Collection, lovely photos and
postcards, or our lovely Coffee Table Book, Sanibel Moodscapes, an anthology of
descriptive prose reflecting the sentiments, emotions and observations of a day l
spent on Sanibel, please visit us at:

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Featuring some
of Sanibel's most
beautiful birds
in their natural

photos of Sanibel's
most colorful day
and evening

Three different calendars each capturing the "Moodscape" that is Sanibel, featuring
more "feathers" and "skies" and adding shells, flora, landscapes and other natural wonders of the island.


Sanibel Center 4 Life
Happy Hour Fitness Mon., Wed. and Fri. 8 a.m.
Essential Total Fitness Mon., Wed. and Fri. 9:30 a.m.
Gentle Yoga Tues. and Thurs. 9:30 a.m.
Bridge Mon. and Wed. 1 p.m.
Hand and Foot Tues. 1 p.m.
Mah Jongg Thurs. 1 p.m.
2401 Library Way * Phone 472-5743

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Kiwanis News
Disaster Insurance
submitted by Eric Pfeifer
C huck Yaunches from Cara
Solutions, an independent insur-
ance claim preparer, spoke to us
on his two most recent and insurance
claims. In 2001, he represented Verizon
in the loss from the 9-11 disaster in New
York. That claim was settled outside of
litigation for just under $1,000,000,000.
More recently, however, Yaunches has
been working on a claim for ATT (for-
merly BellSouth) regarding Hurricane
Arriving on the scene in 2005,
Yaunches was immediately flown by heli- ol
copter from LA (Lower Alabama) along
the coastline of Mississippi and Louisiana
to view the loss. He said he was shocked
to see debris on the roofs of structures built
on 25-foot pilings. He estimated that the
tidal surge approached 50 feet. Another
astounding comment was that the death
count was questionable because of many
of the dead bodies located had washed out
of recently constructed graves in Louisiana. Yaunches was not allowed to travel around
the area without being accompanied by armed guards with AK-47s. Martial Law was
still in effect in New Orleans during the time he was on site to review the damage to
the phone infrastructure. He claimed to have only one bullet hole in his car during
his travels! Yaunches likened it to the Wild West. His most amazing observation, how-
ever, was that the levees in New Orleans were breached on the north side facing lake
Pontchatrain, not the south side where the storm approached.
While Yaunches could not mention the amount of the insurance claim, he did say
the litigation is still pending from 2005.
Jerry Stern and Jim Gould are now officially older after listening to the brethren
sing Happy Birthday.
Did you hear Dancing With The Islands' Stars will be on January 22?V

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The Village Church Choir & Festival Orchestra
consisting of instrumentalists of the SW Florida Symphony,
Sarasota Symphony, and the Naples Philharmonic

This performance features traditional carols and contemporary classics,
woven together in a tapestry of praise to celebrate the
Birth of a King! With 80+ voices in the choir and a
25-piece orchestra, the sounds of the season will
resonate with tidings of comfort and joy.

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Rotary Teddy bears

Watson is the president of the new Hayes
Laboratory located in the building right
next to Jerry's. It has been a few years
now since the islands have had their own

medical testing lab conveniently located
right here in our community. Some might
say, what took so long? But Hayes is
here now. Hayes is a private medical lab
testing facility that focuses on personal
care for their patients.
Watson said, "We go beyond just
drawing blood, we are dedicated to giv-
ing our clients personal service and our
patients a better experience." Physicians
and staff members are trained to treat
each patient as an individual, not a num-
ber. There are no appointments neces-
sary. Phones are answered by a person,
not an automated phone system. Ninety
five percent of the lab work is done in
house, with only five percent sent out.
The health of our community is a con-
cern for Rotary and Hayes Laboratory is

a welcome medical team member in this
The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club
meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning
at Sanibel's new Cip's Place restau-
rant, right next to ACE Hardware. If
you would like further information
regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary
International, call 337-1099.O

Our E-Mail address is

Bobby Watson from Hayes Laboratory
submitted by Shirley Jewell
Are the Sanibel-Captiva Rotarians
just a bunch of Teddy bears? Not
exactly, but there was a basketful
of stuffed Teddy bears in Rotary sweat-
ers in front of the podium last meeting.
But they were scheduled to be pre-
sented to the Sanibel Fire Department
by Rotary District #6960 Governor Don
Thomas; District #6960 Area 4 Assistant
Governor Cynthia Doragh; Sanibel-
Captiva Club President Alex Werner;
and Sanibel-Captiva project Teddy Makes
it Bearable coordinator. This was the
first presentation of the Teddy Makes it
Bearable bears and district officers made
a special visit for the occasion.
What is Rotary's Teddy Makes It
Bearable program? It is our effort to pro-
vide comfort to children that may have
been involved in an accident or incident
that has potential psychological reper-
cussions by giving them a warm cuddly
Teddy bear to hold onto. Many organiza-
tions have begun arming police officers
and firefighters with stuffed animals
to give to children in times of distress.
The Teddy bears are distributed to first
responders (local police, firefighters and
sheriff's deputies) to keep in their vehi-
cles. These bears will be given to comfort
children that may have been traumatized.
Scott Fisher from Blessings in a
Backpack was also there to receive a
$3,000 check from the Sanibel-Captiva
Rotary for their highly successful pro-
gram. This unique program is designed to
feed children in grades K to 5 in Title 1
public schools that qualify for the Federal
Free and Reduced Meal Program and
may not have any or enough food on the
Better test scores, improved reading
skills, positive behavior, improved health
and increased attendance have all been
attributed to the success of this program.
Just $80 feeds a child in the program for
an entire school year. Once a donation
is received, the school is chosen, and a
local grocer partners to provide the food.
Every Friday, students receive their back-
packs with food that requires little-to-no
preparation. They return with their back-
packs on Monday, ready to learn.
Bobby Watson from Hayes Laboratory
on Sanibel was our guest speaker.


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Shore Project Continues

It was a great day for the kids of Father Anglim Academy

Environmental Educator Richard Finkel, center, with the group

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and Captiva Cruises No Child Left On
Shore Environmental Education Outreach Project continued with a water borne field trip for
students of Father Anglim Academy in downtown Fort Myers. The academy provides a safe,
supportive and nurturing educational opportunity for students with learning challenges.
For many of these students, grades 5th through 8th, it was their first experience on a boat, having
the opportunity observe some of the small yet fascinating inhabitants within the shallow sea grass beds
of the back bay estuary. Upon seeing a dolphin from Captiva Cruises' motor catamaran, one of the 5th
grade girls yelled out with obvious excitement, "This is the first time I have ever seen a dolphin in the
The students cruised to Pine Island Sound, where they were able to observe birds and dolphins.
Then they went on to a small uninhabited island where they could use seining nets in shallow waters for
an up-close look at shrimp, pipe fish, pin fish, whelks, crabs and a variety of other marine critters.
The No Child Left On Shore initiative of SCCF and Captiva Cruises strives to provide the younger
generation of Southwest Florida with an opportunity to experience the invaluable resources of the
Caloosahatchee watershed and estuarine environment. Too many of the school age children of
Southwest Florida, due to logistical, economical and other constraints, do not have the opportunity to
experience for themselves the importance of our coastal resources.
This field trip was made possible through the generosity of a private individual. Captiva Cruises and
SCCF are seeking help from other community organizations, local businesses and private individuals to
support the No Child Left On Shore project. For more information call Richard Finkel at 472-5300.M

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Business Women's
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The Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of
the American Business Women's
Association invites all members
and guests to the monthly meeting on
Tuesday, December 14. The meeting
will be held at The Community House.
Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., and
the dinner/meeting begins at 6 p.m.
The December meeting is the annual
holiday party and auction. Each member
should bring a new or slightly used item
wrapped that each member can bid on.
The gift should be valued at $10 to $15.
Some of the items may be white elephant
items disguised and wrapped beautifully.
It will be a surprise to each member when
they open the gift. The secret is to find
which package has the fruitcake inside,
compliments of long-time member Judy
Michie. Members are welcome to bring a
guest and all are asked to come in holiday
wear to enjoy the festivities.
The second part of the holiday eve-
ning is to bring an unwrapped gift for a
boy or girl for Friends Who Care night.
These gifts will be collected and given to
children in need during the holiday sea-
son. This gift is usually around $10.
RSVP to Gayle DeHaan-Garland
(godehaan@comcast.net) or call 565-
7872 by December 10. The cost is $20.
The American Business Women's
Association, meets on the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month at The
Community House. For more informa-
tion, contact Barbara Boulton at

Shore Fishing:
Don't Harm The Fish
by Capt. Matt Mitchell

Landing a big fish from the
beach can be hard on the fish.
Dragging a fish up onto the
sand if you're going to release it is
not an option as it usually damages
or kills the fish.
* Hold the fish in the water while
you unhook it if you're going to
release it.
* The less you can touch a fish
before release the better for the fish.
* If you want a picture with the
fish, support it as you lift it out of the
water - and do it quickly.
* Before releasing, revive the fish
while holding it in the water; moving
it slowly back are forth so water goes
over its gills. The fish will let you
know when it's ready to swim off.
* Florida just recently changed
the regulations on fishing from shore.
Florida residents as well as out of
state visitors need a fishing license to
fish from shore.


Daily Cruises
Cayo Costa Beach & Shelling Cruise
9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Cruise to this pristine conservation island to
collect seashells on one of Florida's most
beautiful beaches.

Cabbage Key & Useppa Island Cruise
10:00pm- 3:00pm
Cruise to these unique island destinations, learn
the natural history of the Barrier Islands, watch
dolphins in the wild and enjoy lunch at a charming
waterfront restaurant.

Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island
10:00am - 4:00pm
Cruise to this lovely seaside village with unique
shops, restaurants, historic churches and banyan
covered lanes.

Dolphin & Wildlife Adventure Cruise
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Narrated by the Sanibel Captiva Conservation
Foundation. Excellent cruise for dolphin & wildlife

Sailing Cruises
Come aboard our 40 foot 24 passenger sailing
catamaran, and enjoy an afternoon or sunset sail.

Sunset Cruises
We offer a variety of different sunset cruise
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Night Sky Astronomy Cruises 7:00am-8:30pm
Cruise into Pine Island Sound and enjoy expert
commentary on the night sky. Learn about the
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and the order of the galaxies.

Royal Residences Cruise
Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm Historic Cabbage Key
Launch into the elegant days of old on this
historic cruise of Roosevelt Channel and visit two
extraordinary Captiva Estates.

Saturday, December 11th
Captiva Boat Parade 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Contact us for the best seats available
to view this enchanting boat parade, or
launch a private charter that's all your own. Charming Boca Grande

Wednesday, December 15th
Edison & Ford Estates Tour 10:00am- 5:00pm
View the Edison & Ford Estates homes h
and grounds decorated at their finest for -
the holidays. Enjoy lunch at the Royal
Palm Yacht Club.

Edison & Ford Estates Tour

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Private tours available.
Let Captiva Cruises' expert staff plan an extraordinary "Holiday Party" for your family, company or
club. Enjoy cocktails and dinner on board or take your group to one of our fabulous destinations.

Dolphin & Wildlife Cruises

Bailey Homestead Campaign
Reaches $1 Million Mark

The Honoring the Past - Protecting the Future Campaign Committee celebrates reaching
the $1 million mark. From left, standing: Philip Puschel, Robbie Roepstorff, Paul Roth, Bill
Fenniman, Mary Lou Bailey, Martha Siders, Rick Siders, Richard Shipley, Erick Lindblad;
kneeling: John La Gorce, Patti Sousa, Kristie Anders, Cheryl Giattini.
CCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) announced that the $1 mil-
lion mark has been reached in the $5.3 million Honoring the Past - Protecting
the Future campaign, which was launched on October 28 and has a June 24
"We are very pleased to have reached this important milestone," said Erick
Lindblad, SCCF executive director. "It indicates that there is a growing groundswell of

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Give the gift of conservation and make a donation to the campaign on behalf of some-
one on your holiday shopping list. Gift cards and envelopes are available at SCCF.
Campaign Committee Co-chair Chip Lesch, co-chairman of the Sanibel Captiva
Trust Company added, "There is a sense that the campaign is being talked about by
islanders, some of whom are coming forward with gifts of all sizes to help us succeed
in saving this important piece of wildlife habitat and island conservation history."
The $5.3 million fundraising campaign has four main components:
* Acquisition of the 28.3-acre Bailey Homestead for $4 million
* Restoration of the Bailey Family Home as a place to tell the Bailey family history
and as a Center for Conservation History. The initial restoration costs, included in this
campaign, total $225,000, not including the sweat equity of SCCF's volunteer carpen-
ters, the Hammerheads.
* Wildlife Habitat Restoration. Consistent with earlier land acquisitions, SCCF needs
to raise an additional 10 percent, or $400,000, to support the initial restoration and
ongoing management of the land in perpetuity.
* SCCF's conservation work for the islands. The last component supports the qual-
ity work being done in all program areas and addresses SCCF's operating expenses,

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monies and other income generated by
SCCF staff. To balance the annual oper-
ating budget, $675,000 must be raised as
part of this campaign.
If you would like to support the
campaign in your holiday gift giving by
making a donation in someone else's
name, SCCF has holiday gift cards avail-
able. Stop by the Nature Center at 3333
Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel.
To learn more about the campaign,
contact Erick Lindblad at 472-2329,
email elindblad@sccf.org; or campaign
coordinator Cheryl Giattini at 395-2768,
email cgiattini@attglobal.net; or visit
www.sccf.org, where online donations
can be made.

Owl Tales

Screech owl

Great horned, barn, and screech
owls all nest on Sanibel and
Captiva. The great horned owl
does not make its own nest but uses
one built by an osprey, hawk, or eagle.
The screech and barn owls nest in tree
cavities made by woodpeckers or in nest
boxes put up for them by the Sanibel-
Captiva Conservation Foundation.
Screech owls are in the courting phase
with males guarding territory and calling
to females. On Wednesday, December
15 at 10 a.m., all are invited to SCCF
to learn more about the owls. The

program costs $5 with SCCF members
and children attending for free. SCCF is
located at 3333 San-Cap Rd. Call 472-
2329 for more information.,

Cruise With Kat
Epple To Benefit
Research Center
F ute music will fill the air while the
moon and stars paint the night sky
during a Captiva Cruises voyage
on Tuesday, December 21, the winter
solstice. This special cruise will benefit
the Randell Research Center (RRC),
which maintains the Calusa Heritage
Trail around the 200-acre internation-
ally important archeological site on Pine
Island, and is dedicated to learning and
teaching the archeology, history and
ecology of Southwest Florida.
Interpretive narratives about the
solstice, planets and stars will be inter-
spersed with a performance by Kat
Epple, Emmy Award winning and
Grammy nominated flutist and composer.
Epple has amassed a unique collection
of flutes from cultures around the world,
which she features in her performances.
Her music has been described as celestial,
yet earthly, primeval, and innovative. She
created the music for the Calusa docu-
mentary The Domain of the Calusa,
and for the dance performance"Calusa
with the David Parsons Dance Company.
Complimenting Epple's performance will
be information about the solstice, celestial
facts, and identification of night sky fea-
tures, provided by Richard Finkel, envi-
ronmental educator with Captiva Cruises.
Guests will depart aboard the Lady
Chadwick from McCarthy's Marina on
Captiva at 7:30 p.m., cruise the waters
of Pine Island Sound, and return to the
dock at 9:30 p.m. The cost of $65 per
person includes light hors d'oeuvrrs, com-
plimentary wine, and a full service cash
bar. Reservations are required and may
be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at




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The Fish Are
Packed Up Tight
by Capt.
S Matt Mitchell
minus low
tides last
week made the
I perfect set-up for
Fishing the deeper
-... channels and
shorelines on the
incoming tides.
Action was non-
stop with 50-plus redfish days common,
although the majority of the fish caught
were under the 18-inch slot. Other fish
in the mix included sheepshead, gag
grouper and a few flounder.
The "Ding" Darling refuge continues
to offer better and better fishing with
every cold front. During winter months
I spend a lot of time in there, learning a
few more of its many secrets every year.
Without a doubt it is one of my favourite
winter time areas to fish. It's nice and

close to home and offers lots of options.
I have found over the many years of
fishing, it is best during low tides either
incoming or outgoing, depending on
which creek you choose to fish. With so
much water in there you can always find
a shoreline with the right set-up no mat-
ter what the wind direction and tide.
While in the refuge last week, I
ventured into some of the small finger
creeks. The "Ding" did not disappoint
with 30-plus reds up to 20 inches out of
a creek I had not fished since last winter.
Shoreline after shoreline, it was loaded
with rat redfish as it hopefully will be all
winter long.
Blind Pass fishing was also a good bet
this week. Bouncing large handpicked
shrimp across the bottom on a fast mov-
ing outgoing tide caught lots of big trout
over the 20-inch mark and lots of snook.
Along with the short snook, we caught
two really nice snook in the 30-inch
range all in an hour one afternoon. Drift
fishing the pass was on fire with bite
after bite. Although both trout and snook
fisheries are closed, it was great to see so
many fish in the pass. There's so much
water moving through this small pass, it's

always worth a few drifts
just to see what's chewing.
Grouper fishing in the
bay has been productive
too. By simply dropping
live pinfish down channel
markers, it has been easy
to catch a keeper size
gag. Run channel marker
to channel marker only
spending five to 10 min-
utes on each. It does not
take long to get a bite if
there is a grouper around.
I like to rig my live pinfish
either on a jig head or
with knocker rig to get the
bait quickly to the bottom.
Use heavy spinning gear
as these fish absolutely
slam a bait and need to
be pulled away from the
structure quickly if you
want a chance to land
one. Weekends tend to be
too busy with boat traffic
to dip channel markers,
but mid-week or later in
the day is the perfect time.
Winter fishing can be
some of the most non-
stop action all year. What
the fish lack in size they The sheepshec
make up for in sheer num-
bers. With the coldest temperatures we
have seen in a while coming this week,
look for the fish to get packed up even
tighter in deep water areas
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for

more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email captmattmitchell@aol.com.0


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details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species
and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at
the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to
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Raw Bar Shellfish Selections
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Seafood Salad Display
Variety of Fresh SeafoodSalads, Ceviche andSmokedFish
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Oven Baked Breads
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Fish Caught Bromeliad Giving Its Infrequent Show

Capt Rhett and Paul Kiefer with what might be a prize gag grouper for its area
anibel resident Paul Kiefer landed this 18-pound, 33-inch inch gag grouper
while fishing with Captain Rhett Morris out of Burnt Store Marina in Charlotte
Harbor on November 18. He was using light tackle, 15-pound test line,
30-pound leader, 3.0 hook, and medium rod. Kiefer, after a long fight, brought the
grouper to the side of the flats boat. Capt. Morris landed the fish and discovered
that the leader was frayed to several very thin strands. After weighing and measur-
ing, Rhett said this could be a record catch for gag grouper on light tackle for the Bromeliad shows off for owner Judy Hicks. This happens just once every eight years.
Charlotte Harbor area. The fish was carefully released.#
Judy Hicks who, lives in Lake Murex, has this bromeliad blooming now that only
blooms every eight years.#


CROW Case Of The Week:

by Brian Johnson
L r he urge to
make a pet
, out of a wild
Shanimal is recorded
f a throughout history,
and, of course, led
to the domestica-
tion of dogs, cats,
r rabbits and horses,
among other ani-
mals. But this urge
doesn't have favorable results in modern
life, and there are all kinds of stories of
this experiment going wrong.
A baby bobcat was mercifully spared
this fate on September 8 when a staff
member at Eastside Animal Hospital
made a call to CROW. "The story we
heard is that someone out hunting had
come across an orphaned bobcat and
took her to Eastside Animal Hospital
- with the intention of keeping her
as a pet," said CROW's Dr. Amber
With the belief that the very best place
for a wild bobcat is back in the wild,
plans were made to bring the creature
to CROW. "She was so small when
she arrived that she looked similar to
a domestic kitten, but her ear tufts and
short tail gave her away. When she hissed
it was clear she was wild."
As it would be impossible to find the
place where she was picked up in the

woods in Alva, CROW made plans to
raise the bobcat on the grounds. As she
had no injuries, the primary challenge
would be to keep her from habituating to
"They are so curious, so our constant
task was to make sure she did not bond
to our staff," said Dr. Amber. "They are
kind of like otters - their minds are going
all the time; they are very instinctual, but
constant changes are necessary to keep a
single baby wild."
They kept her downstairs in the most
private section of the hospital for several
weeks before moving her to the canon

cage outside. They gave her places to
hide and trunks of palm trees to climb.
She finds her hidden food, and there is
evidence of her digging and sharpening
her claws on the bark.
Staff have given her several rounds of
distemper vaccines as a precaution. She
eats various meat products, kitten chow
and fish. Staff that cleans her cage have
been able to keep her wary by continually
introducing novel sounds, like a shaking
can of rocks or dried palm fronds.
"She's looking great, and the staff
have done a great job keeping her wild,"
said Dr. Amber.

Bobcats stay with their mothers for
their first five to six months of life. Dr.
Amber estimates she was about two
months old when she arrived at CROW
so her release is just around the corner.
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) 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 or visit:

Baby bobcat climbing one of the tree trunks


CROW Lecture Series

Glynna King

Dr. Stephanie French

The Thursday CROW lecture series continued this week with Glynna King, a
graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in biomedical science, who
shared A Student's Perspective and Favorite Cases based on her experience at
On Thursday, December 16, Dr. Stephanie French will be hosting a presentation
on Is That Baby Bunny Orphaned? Care of Wild Rabbits at CROW. Dr. Stephanie
graduated from the University of Illinois with her DVM and has a MS in molecular
reproductive physiology. She is a former CROW veterinary intern who has stayed on
since then in various capacities. Next year, Dr. Stephanie will be entering the residency
program at Michigan State University.
The Thursday CROW lecture series is held at 11 a.m. each Thursday at the CROW
Healing Winds Visitor Education Center located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road across
from The Sanibel School. It is free to CROW members and to children 12 and under.

Sam Bailey's

Adult admission is $5 and young adults 13 to 20 are $3. Following the presentations,
everyone is invited to tour the education center and learn more about CROW's efforts
to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. 0

Tarpon Bay Explorers Celebrate
Eight Years In 'Ding' Darling Refuge

The Explorers staff gather on the dock at Tarpon Bay to celebrate their 8th anniversary
operating in "Ding" Darling
n Friday, December 3 Tarpon Bay Explorers celebrated its 8th anniversary
operating as the concession to the JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife
Refuge. Owners Winston and Barbara Spurgeon and Wendy Schnapp are
thankful for their partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Additionally
this year the Explorers increased its support of the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society
- the non-profit Friends of the Refuge group - by offering every visitor the oppor-
tunity to make a donation to the society. So far in 2010, the Explorers have helped
collect over $7,500 for the society.#

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School Night
At Cheeburger
The monthly Sanibel School Night
at Cheeburger Cheeburger will
take place on Tuesday, December
14. Dine in or order to go from 3 to 8
p.m. and 15 percent of the proceeds
will be donated to The Sanibel School
Child care and entertainment for
the youngsters will be available free of

This month's Sanibel School staff
guests are Ms. Wappes, 4th grade teach-
er, Ms. Payne, media specialist, and Ms.
Kilgore, Reading Round Up. Staff will
begin arriving at around 4 p.m.#

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Captiva Holiday Market Place at Chadwick's Square at South Seas Island Resort
Skim Board Event: Free Skim, Trash Hunt & Big Trick Contest
"Sunset Arias" Opera on the Beach at 'Tween Waters
Santa at the Bubble Room
Live Music at R.C.Otters, Key Lime Bistro and The Mucky Duck on Andy Rosse Lane
Fire Dancing/Beach Drummers at 'Tween Waters
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The Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron has a new public course offering
called Advanced Piloting. This is a high performance course with three-hour
sessions over 11 weeks and a great deal of home study. Used is information
from charts such as magnetic variation, mean low or low low water depths, distance
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oning, compass and magnetic variation, GPS, hand-held tools for bearing determina-
tion, radar sonar, and the computer. One afternoon is spent on our waters using these
tools and techniques.
Your predetermined course is monitored by methods of notification that you are off
course. Also covered is identification of hazard areas near your course and methods of
marking those areas and the use of your electronic gear to signal that you are drifting
into trouble. The subject of effects of wind, current, tide and fog is also covered.
This course requires prior completion of our courses in seamanship and piloting.
These requirements can be waived by the instructor based on your prior boating expe-
rience. The Seamanship Course is six sessions, starting on January 17. The piloting
course is 10 sessions, starting on January 13. For information or registration contact
Ralph Sloan at 646-522-6704 or email ressanibel@gmail.com.4

Captiva Island Skim Board Art Show
HOWL Gallery will hold a skim board art show at South Seas Island Resort on
Captiva in conjunction with the Captiva Holiday Village and Captiva Island
National Holiday Pro-Am Skim Board Competition from December 10 to
Howl Gallery/Tattoo of Fort Myers has assembled a group of 30 artists in South
Florida, including Fort Myers, Naples, and Miami. Unpainted Zap brand Skimboards
arrived at HOWL Gallery in early November and with less than a month to complete,
artists have been creating original art on the boards. Each board measures approxi-
mately 20"X 40", is made of fiberglass, and looks like a smaller version of a surfboard.
Public voting on the Skim Board Art Show will take place December 10 and 11.
Anyone attending the show will be able to cast a ballot for their favorite three skim
boards. First, second, and third place winners will be announced on Sunday, December
12 at noon by NBC-2 Reporter Sarah Hollenbeck. All the boards will be available for
purchase during the event.
Exhibiting artists include Andy Howl, Matt Lackey, Stephen Gray-Blancett, Terry
Tincher, Danny Morgan, Michael Damico, Drew Barnes, Bananas, Eustaqio Pacot,
Rodney Jackson, David Hatchett, Veron Ennis, N. Satterfield, Cayce Moyer, Lily
Hatchett, Raymond Hernandez, Kyle Jackson, Troy Thomas, Banky, Piper Rudich,
Jason McDonald, and many more!
The show is sponsored by Captiva Cruises, Franklin Shoppes, and South Seas
Island Resort.



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Small-Leaf Viburnum

Clusters of white flowers appear in spring,
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The dense foliage of small-leaf viburnum shelters songbirds
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mall-leaf viburnum (Viburnum obovatum) is a low-maintenance native shrub
that will attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to your yard.
Also called Walter's viburnum, this member of the honeysuckle family grows
throughout most of Florida. In southern Florida, it is evergreen.
The plant will develop into a large shrub or small tree, usually about 12 to 15 feet
tall, although older specimens can reach up to 30 feet.
Nearly as broad as tall, it has an attractive rounded crown.
In spring, profuse clusters of tiny snowy flowers appear in flat clusters, giving the
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age makes small-leaf viburnum a good screen or fence hedge.
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woods and along streams and swamps.
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is low, however.
Propagate small-leaf viburnum with seeds or cuttings. Also, watch for the new
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Sail & Power Squadron Holds
Annual Holiday And Charter Party

Ronn and Joan Downey organized the party
The Sanibel -Captiva Sail & Power Squadron held its annual holiday and
charter party at The Community House, which was decorated with Christmas
lights for the occasion.
Admission required a child's toy or monetary donation for the less fortunate in this
holiday season. Gifts will be delivered to appropriate organizations by John Findley.
Hors d'ouvres were followed by a prime rib dinner. Bev Strothers prepared and
served an appetizing assortment of desserts. Dr. Sandy Greco sang.
Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron was founded in 1975 by a group of
devoted boaters to promote safe boating on local waters. Original members includ-
ed Myton W. Ireland, Francis P. Bailey, Jr., and Robert B. Vartdal.
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400 squadrons and about 40,000 members.
The Sanibel-Captiva chapter offers working support to the Sanibel Fire Department
and other local government agencies for critical boating situations.#

Christmas Bird Counters Wanted
S anibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is seeking volunteers for the 2010
Christmas Bird Count on Sanibel Island. The count will at 7 a.m. on Saturday,
December 18 and will last several hours. Beverages and pastries will be pro-
SCCF is looking for volunteers who are highly interested in birdingl. There will be a
$5 entrance fee.
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Sanibel Sea School To Celebrate The Holidays With Camp Calypso

by J. Bruce Neill
T his holiday season, we are. .
donning red watch caps to
celebrate a legacy of ocean
discovery in homage to the early
explorer of the undersea world,
Jacques Cousteau.
We local ocean explorers will try
our hand at film-making to produce
a video documentary chronicling our
high adventures during the holiday
season. We'll also celebrate the winter
solstice, find our rhythm while drum-
ming, slog in the mud, and snorkel
to discover what's below the cold sea
during this time of long nights and
short days. And what would Sanibel
Sea School be without a little surfing?
We'll brave the elements to "hang
ten" on the east end of the island.
During the week before Christmas,
we'll write sea carols and, on
Christmas Eve, head on down to
Bailey's General Store to spread a
little holiday cheer - island style. Evelyn Neill, Bruce Neill and Erika Millstein
During the following week, we'll
conduct our Sanibel Sea School traditional year's end celebration. We will start the
New Year with a fresh perspective by writing on scrap paper those things that have
troubled us during the past year. After burning our burdens, we will offer a small pinch
of the ashes to the ocean. This tradition is our way of letting the ocean help us heal, if
even just a little.
To kick off our 2011 community conservation initiative, Plastics in the Ocean,
we're going to undertake a monumental endeavor. We will create a sailing vessel made
mostly from used plastic bottles, old fishing nets and salvaged sailboat parts. In honor
of our mentor, Jacques Cousteau, we're naming our vessel the T/V Calypso. Our goal
is to make a seaworthy vessel from old junk that we can sail around San Carlos Bay.

Through this process, we will learn about boat design and construction and the prin-
ciples of sailing. We'll also gain a better appreciation of just how many plastic bottles
are in our daily lives. We'll start making the boat the week before Christmas, with the
momentous launching and maiden voyage slated for New Year's Eve.
To reserve a place at Camp Calypso, call 472-8585. If you can't attend camp, you
can help by collecting plastic bottles of all shapes and sizes, with their caps. Deposit
bottles in the large blue barrels outside Bailey's General Store, or drop them at the Sea
School at 414 Lagoon Drive.
Sanibel Sea School is a Sanibel-based nonprofit organization whose vision is a
world where people value, understand and care for the ocean. To learn more about us
log onto www.sanibelseachool.org.0


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Turtle Tracks
Learn about the life cycles and
habits of sea turtles that nest on
island beaches every summer and
what the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation is doing to protect them.
The Turtle Tracks program is Thursday
at 9 a.m. at SCCF at 3333 San-Cap
Road. The program is free to SCCF
members and children, $5 for adults.
Call 472-2329 for more information.#

Diane Aulizia

found a nutmeg and an alphabet
cone at access #7 off West Gulf
Drive. Aulizia was staying with her cous-
ins. This was her first visit to Sanibel.0

Melinda Robicheaux
Melinda Robicheaux of Baton
Rouge, Lousiana, found a juno-
nia on a beach between East
Gulf Drive and Middle Gulf Drive while
staying at Song of the Sea.0

To advertise in the
Island Sun
Call 395-1213

From page 5
Friends Help
Adults are needed to help with sort-
ing, wrapping and delivery. Call Sally or
Theresa at 472-5152 for more informa-
Wednesday, December 15 at 3 p.m.
is sorting day at The Sanibel Community
House and Thursday, December 16 is
wrapping day, starting at 9 a.m. Bring
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Part II of four
Audio Visual Upgrades
Will Deliver New
Experience To Audiences
BIG ARTS Strauss Theater Season will close in
December for installation of a better-quality
digital sound and lighting system, an upgrade
needed after many years of heavy use. To facilitate
the upgrades, the scheduled December show, Every
Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) has
been cancelled.
Strauss Theater Acting Artistic Director Justin P.
Cowan said, "We're all looking forward to presenting this
new experience to audiences. We have plans to imple-
ment technology which integrates the lighting and sound.
Our next show, a musical comedy called The 25th
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, will be a fun
vehicle to show off our new enhancements You will defi-
nitely hear and see the difference from years past."
Several spotlights have already been replaced with
new, more energy-efficient ones. The new lights are
brighter and have more imaging pattern options. The
theater production staff is also refurbishing the shop area, -
where sets are built.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
will open with a special reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, -
January 15. The "Bee" is a two-time Tony Award-
winning musical comedy. The show sponsor is 'Tween
Waters Inn.
In February, the theater brings back Ray Cooney
with It Runs in the Family, which is sponsored by John - .,
Grey Painting and Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry. The Tony
Award-winning Ain't Mishavin', sponsored by Congress ..
Jewelers, runs in April.- .
The Strauss Theater 2010-11 season is sponsored by .
The Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company..
Robert Norman and Brian Quinn working on the shop area of the Strauss Theater where sets are built


Worm Farmers, digital imagery by Don Maurer

New Digital Exhibit Opens Friday
B IG ARTS on Periwinkle Gallery and Gift Shop will open an exhibit of images
created through the use of digital photography called The Digital Canvas on
Friday, December 10.
Works created by Pam Brodersen, Jonathan Kane and Don Maurer will be exhibit-
ed. Meet the artists at the Appreciating the Art of Digital Imagery Talk Back on Friday,
December 17 at 5 p.m.
continued on page 36

Dance, Drawing,
Music Workshops
BIG ARTS is now accepting work-
shop enrollments for a variety of
Musical instrument lessons for
adults and youth are available from

Watercolor instructor Anne Kittel

instructor Jennifer Valiquette on saxo-
phone, piano, and flute. Call for available
Individual dance lessons with

Bobby Logue are available; call to sched-
ule lesson time. Youth dance students
must be registered by Monday, January
17, classes begin January 25.
BIG ARTS Community Band
practices Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St.
Michael's & All Angels Church. BIG
ARTS Community Chorus practices
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Creative Watercolor Painting with
Anne Kittel begins January 4 and meets
Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Adult Tap with Bobby Logue begins
January 4 and meets Tuesdays at noon.
Adult Jazz/Hip Hop with Bobby
Logue begins January 4 and meets
Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
Watercolor for Dummies with
Bea Pappas begins January 4 and meets
Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Great Books 3 discussion with
Linnea Ritchie begins January 4 and
meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Adobe Photoshop Elements for
Beginners with Denny Souers begins
January 4 and meets Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
Pilates Mat Class with Marsha
Wagner begins January 4 and meets
Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser
begins January 5 and meets Wednesdays
at 9:30 a.m.
Pottery-Intermediate Wheel
Throwing with Joe Koch begins on
January 5 and meets Wednesdays at
6:30 p.m.
Watercolor: Pouring with Bea
Pappas begins January 5 and meets
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Basics with Larry
Davidson is Wednesday,
January 5 and Friday,
January 7, 9 a.m. to
Glass Fusing with
Petra Kaiser begins
January 6, meets
Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Watercolor with Patty
Kane is Thursday,
January 6, and Friday,
January 7, 9 a.m. to
3 p.m.
Watercolor for
Dummies - Advanced
with Bea Pappas begins
January 6 and meets Pottery on the wl
Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Photography for Beginners with
Denny Souers begins January 6 and
meets Thursdays at 9 a.m.
Intermediate Tap with Bobby Logue
begins January 7, meets Fridays at 9 a.m.
Beginners Tap with Bobby Logue
begins January 7 and meets Fridays at
10:40 a.m.
Life Drawing-Open Studio, Non-
Instructed begins January 7 and meets
Friday at 9 a.m.
Life Drawing-Open Studio,
Instruction Available with Carol
Rosenberg begins January 7 and meets
Friday at 12:15
The full workshop schedule is available
at BIG ARTS.org or by calling the main
BIG ARTS Center at 395-0900.

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BIG ARTS workshops are sponsored
by Sony Corporation of America. For
more information about workshops, class-
es and events, or to become a member of
BIG ARTS, stop by at 900 Dunlop Road,
email info@BIGARTS.org or visit www.

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Stars Come Out For Luminary
O n Luminary
Night, Friday,
December 3,
island residents and
visitors were treated
to a holiday perfor-
mance by students
from the Children's
Education Center of
the Islands. Following
the concert, children,
and some adults, vis-
ited with Santa.
Thanks goes out
to the teachers and
volunteers who help
coordinate this special

Children gathered on the steps at Periwinkle Place to sing holi-
day songs for family, friends and visitors

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BIG ARTS Community Band

Community Band
Holiday Cheer
BIG ARTS Community Band will
perform National Emblem March,
A Christmas Auld Lang Syne,
Christmas in the Mountains, Christmas
On A Snowy Night, The Klaxon March,
and other holiday favorites at the Holiday
Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December
Community Band Director Don
Knowland invites all to attend the con-
cert. The Community Band was formed
in January 2003, under the aegis
of Laverne Phillips and Tom Uhler.
Knowland, a retired band director and
instructor, has been director ever since. In
seven years the band has grown from a
handful of players to more than 30 musi-
cians during season, most of whom travel
from "the mainland" for rehearsals and
Island Brass will begin playing music
around 6:30 p.m. as the audience mem-
bers take their seats. Island Brass is made

Concert At BIG
ARTS This Sunday

Pianist Vanessa Perez

IG ARTS will present a classical
afternoon concert featuring Pianist
Vanessa Perez Sunday, December
12 at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are general admission $31;
or Classical Afternoon Series tickets are
$81 for three concerts. Student/child
tickets are free with paying adult. Perez'

up of Walker and Ernie Toplis, trum-
pets; Claudia Burns, French horn; Dave
Thornton, euphonium; and Bruce Orlin,
Burns said, "The band appreciates
the financial support from the Sanibel-
Captiva Kiwanis Club, Periwinkle Park,
Century 21 MHP, and all of the support
from the community at large."
Tickets for adults are: one holiday
band and one chorus concert for $10,
or one single concert for $7. Children
17 and under are admitted free with
an adult. The concert is in BIG ARTS
Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop
Road, Sanibel.
The band welcomes participation from
new and visiting musicians. Rehearsals
are at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, October
through April, at St. Michael and All
Angels Episcopal Church, Sanibel.
BIG ARTS Community Band and
Chorus is sponsored by Sanibel-Captiva
Kiwanis Foundation.
For further information, call 395-0900
or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.#

program will include Brahams, Albeniz,
and Chopin.
Perez, a Venezuelan-American pianist,
made her debut at age 11 in Caracas
performing the Grieg Piano Concerto
before an audience of 2,500 people.
After winning top prizes at numerous
competitions in the U.S., South America
and Europe, Perez has continued to
perform in concert halls and festivals
throughout the world.
Perez performed on the La Jolla Music
Society Discovery series in San Diego
and at New York City's Weill Recital Hall
at Carnegie Hall in 2004. Recordings of
her performances have recently been fea-
tured on various media, including Robert
Sherman's Young Artists' Showcase on
WQXR-FM in New York City, WFMT
in Chicago, Boston's WGBH, and
Washington DC's NPR station.
She recorded a CD with the
Moritzburg Ensemble, and she has
also recently collaborated with violinist
Joshua Bell and bandoneon player Carel
Krayenhopp for an upcoming Sony
The inaugural BIG ARTS/Kenneth L.
Nees Classical Music Scholarship Award
presentation will take place prior to the
The classical Afternoons Series Grand
Patron Season sponsor is Deborah and
John La Gorce.
To purchase tickets, stop by BIG
ARTS at 900 Dunlop Road or call 395-

Classical Afternoon Series
Dedicated To A Founding Member
B IG ARTS has dedicated
its 2010-2011 Classical
Afternoons Series to one
of its founding volunteers, John .
Friedman, who passed away in ..
Friedman helped develop the
music programming for BIG ARTS
in the early 1970s. Ann Moran
said, "He spent hours and days in
preparation for the concerts. The
staff was small, so John helped '
with everything from publicity, to .
fixing the air-conditioning, and ' - ' :
then on the night of the concert,
would announce the show with
such pleasure. We all miss him."
Friedman was instrumental in
bringing nationally known violin-
ists, pianists, chamber orchestras
and big bands to BIG ARTS'
Schein Performance Hall, includ-
ing participants from the Cleveland
International Piano Competition. John Friedman in 2006
Liz Fowler, former BIG ARTS
executive director said, "He was charismatic, caring, and passionate about everything
he did - including BIG ARTS. John always was available to help. He'd come in early
to set up for events, and he was always the last one to stay at night to lock the doors.
I don't know when he slept. He even stopped by when he wasn't supposed to and
on one such Sunday afternoon, found the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra in the parking
lot, having arrived on the wrong day for their performance! John leapt into action (as
he always did). He rescheduled the performance and took the concert list home to
let everyone know of the date change. By the end of his phone calls, there were no

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complaints and he had sold 50 more tickets. Only John could accomplish that on a
Sunday afternoon."
Friedman's career was in producing and managing audio-visual material for AT&T
Technologies; his work received several commendations. He once said that his work
in video production - hiring musicians, composers and performers - prepared him for
volunteering for the BIG ARTS Music Committee. He was a fan of live classical, jazz,
and big band music since he was a teenager.
Jack Bailey said, "In committee meetings everyone had more than enough time to
speak his or her piece. And Lo! After all of that time planning, what finally emerged
on the stage at BIG ARTS were musical programs of consistently high quality and
broad interest. His legacy will be hard to match."#



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Myers. The lessons are great way to learn
new dance steps, release stress, get exer-
cise, and make new friends.
Every six weeks, two new dances will
be taught, beginning with Western Swing.
Singles, couples or groups are welcome.
After a lesson or two, you may feel so
good that you'll want to try some of your
newly learned dance steps at an upcom-
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A Classic Victorian

Thriller At Florida Rep
by Di Saggau
G slight is
an edge-of-
. your-seat
psychological thriller
set in 1880s fog-
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tells the story of
the Manninghams
S who live on Angel
Street, located in the
Pimlico District of
London. The set is
magnificently cluttered, recreating an old
Victorian home, dark but elegant, with
walls and portraits that look as if they
have survived years of cigar smoke.
Rachel Burttram and Tony Cormier are
Bella and Jack, the ill-fated Manninghams. i
Burttram brings a vulnerability to her
character. A wealthy socialite embroiled
in emotional turmoil who is on the edge
of manic, damaged, but not beyond res-
cue. She gives a beautiful performance
of a woman persecuted by her cruel and The Manninghams; Bella (Rachel Burttram)
scheming husband. and Jack (Tony Cormier)
Cormier oozes menace as he plays cat
and mouse games with his wife, accusing
her of losing objects that he has hidden from her. There is a lot of the sado-masochist
in his character as he brings his dark side brilliantly into play. His every word is calcu-
lated to make his wife suffer further.
Herman Petras is Inspector Rough, the policeman who unexpectedly comes to
Bella's rescue. He's been on the trail of her husband for 20 years.
When he does his famous "hat trick," a scene dear to the hearts of those who love
this play, I expected people to yell out, "Don't forget your hat." As the whiskered
inspector he lends a certain friskiness to his character especially when tweaking his
generous mustache.

Rachel Burttram as Bella Manningham in Gaslight
Two servants are crucial to the play. One of questionable loyalty and virtue, Nancy,
is played by Rachel Swindler. The other, true blue to Bella, is played by Carrie Lund.
While the play is predictable, we know who to hiss and who to root for, it's a psy-
chological thriller and comedy that offers two hours of enjoyable entertainment full of
twists and turns.
Directed by Robert Cacioppo, Gaslight is a classic mystery thriller, a masterpiece
from start to finish. It plays through December 19 at Florida Repertory Theatre, locat-
ed in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry. For
tickets call the box office at 332-4488.0

From page 32
Digital Exhibit
There will be a discussion about
digital art as a contemporary fine art
form. Computers, software, graphics
tablets, are all part of the ever expand-
ing medium used by the digital artist. By
combining art and technology the digital
artist creates work that expresses their
emotion, vision, and message.
For 24 years, Brodersen owned
a commercial photographic studio in
Chicago, specializing in illustrative work
used in national advertising campaigns.
Today she is using this background, her
camera, and a computer to create fine art
Kane was a news and society pho-
tographer at the Naples Star after
graduating from high school. He attended
the University of Florida and then later
majored in photography at The San
Francisco Art Institute. After living in the
San Francisco area for more than 20
years, he moved back to Naples in 2001.
"My new images are produced by layer-
ing color digital photographs over each
other. I add color and texture to further
intensify the emotional impact that I want
to express in these images. I make art
because it's something I feel I need to
do. It's an essential part of my life. There
is a transformative power in the act of
creation that I believe will make the artist
a better person and hopefully, those who
see it," he said.
Maurer studied painting and art at
the University of Minnesota. He taught
advanced acrylic painting, art appre-
ciation, and advanced digital art using
BIG ARTS on Periwinkle Gallery and
Gift Shop is located near the Sanibel
Bean at 2244 Periwinkle Way. The
exhibit will be open Monday through

Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through January
BIG ARTS on Periwinkle Gallery and
Gift Shop reception sponsor is Three
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Sanibel-Captiva Art League's
First Show Of The Year

Detail from Neil Glaser's When the Cows Come Home

he Sanibel-Captiva Art League's first art exhibit of the season is presently
showing at the Sanibel Public Library. This is an exhibit of artwork by league
members, juried into the show by judge Pamela Campe. It features colorful
original work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, collage and original prints.
Styles range from impressionistic to super realistic to abstract, and there is a variety
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The judge of the show, Pamela Campe, is the manager of the prestigious Gardner
Colby Art Gallery in Naples.
First Place was awarded to acrylics painter and wildlife artist Carol McArdle for
Tricolor in Green. Second Place went to Joan Reynolds for Change of Color, a work
in brilliant pastels. Third Place went to Diane Olsson for a small watercolor called
Amigos. Merit prizes were given to Audrey Otto for an abstract watercolor, Lodge
Patterns, Neil Glaser for a watercolor landscape called When the Cows Come Home,
and Rita McLain for her watercolor called Tropical Alley. Rita Skoczen won a special
sponsored prize for her mysterious acrylic Untitled. Susanne Brown won the Carol
Ann Paul Memorial Award for her transparent watercolor Melons and Cherries and
Anita Putnam won the Nancy Jones Memorial Award for her acrylic Dancing, a figu-
rative study. The show will run through December.

Art League Looks At
World Of Digital Art
Digital artist Don Maurer will speak at the next general meeting of the Sanibel-
Captiva Art League December 16, 1:30 p.m., at The Community House.
Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m.
Maurer will encourage artists to visit the other side of their brains by attempt-
ing the difficult task of blending technology with art. Maurer studied fine art at the
University of Minnesota for over 20 years while he ran a medical device company. He
is an engineer by degree, training and experience. He has taught a popular digital art
PhotoShop program at BIG ARTS for eight years.
While the art league does not presently allow digital art in its shows, many of its
members recognize the help that certain computer programs can give an artist in
preparation for an art piece. No one disputes the striking and unusual nature of some
digital imagery. Programs like PhotoShop can help in such critical things as value
design and analysis of colors, including the strength and tone of a color and the rela-
tionship of one color to another. Mauer will offer practical ideas an artist may use for
evolving a painting out of preliminary studies using the computer as a tool. In addition,
he will give tips on how to display and light your work. All are welcome.�

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Excerpts Return
Gulfshore Ballet and BIG ARTS
present the 9th annual produc-
tion of Excerpts from The
Nutcracker. The holiday classic will be
performed Saturday, December 11, at
BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall,
900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The mati-
nee performance is at 4 p.m. and eve-
ning show is at 7 p.m.
The role of the Cavalier will be per-
formed by New York City Ballet Principal
Dancer Tyler Angle. For this role, he
will be partnering with Gulfshore Ballet's
senior student, Deidre Rogan.
Angle entered the School of American
Ballet in 2001, and in 2003 he became
an apprentice with the New York City
Ballet). As an apprentice, Angle danced
a featured role in Michel Fokine's
Chopiniana, performed by the school
as part of New York City Ballet's winter
2004 season. He became a member of
the corps de ballet in 2004, was pro-
moted to the rank of soloist in 2007, and
then to principal dancer in 2009.
Since joining New York City Ballet,
Angle has danced featured roles in ballets
by George Balanchine, Melissa Barak,
Angelin Preljocaj, Jerome Robbins,
and Christopher Wheeldon. Angle is
a 2002 recipient of the Mae L. Wien
Award, a 2003 recipient of the Martin
Segal Award, and a Jerome Robbins
Matinee tickets are $15 for adults,
and $5 for children under 17 with paying

Gulfshore Ballet student Leah Machlin in 2009

adult. The evening performance is $10
for children, $20 for adults. The evening
performance brings back the Nutcracker
Sweets reception on BIG ARTS Gainer

For tickets stop by BIG ARTS or call
395-0900. For more information about
the performers, call Gulfshore Ballet at
590-6191 or email office@gulfshorebal-

English Country
Dancing Lessons
earn the social dances of the 17th,
18th and 19th centuries. Dress is
casual, with flat shoes with non-slip
soles suggested. Partners are not neces-
sary, and beginners are welcome. It's a
family-friendly event with live music. For
more information, contact Gillian Carney
at 603-9828 or email fortmyersdancers@
hotmail.com. The website is http://cha-
Lessonsare available all year on
Tuesday from 6.30-8.30 p.m. at the
Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center,
16355 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers,
33908. Call 432-2154 for more infor-
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Public Hearing Next Week On
City Employees Pension Dispute
by Anne Mitchell
anibel City Council will convene a special meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday,
December 15 to discuss its action on a proposed settlement for the long-run-
ning dispute over the employee pension plan.
It's up to the council whether to accept or reject a settlement proposed by Florida
Special Magistrate Irving Roschbaum issued on November 11 for plan changes.
Roschbaum was asked to make a recommendation when the 85-member employees
union and the city reached impasse after months of negotiations.
The city employees are members of AFSCME (American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees).
AFSCME's position was that the city has sufficient funds to finance the union's pro-
posal because it is financially stable and has substantial cash reserves.
The city is cutting costs in response to a decline in property tax revenue; lower
revenue from other taxes such as gas taxes, communication service taxes and business
taxes and reduced income from franchise, recreation and other fees.
This will be the first time the issue will be aired in the open. The city and union
negotiations have been held in private meetings, called "shade sessions," which are not
open to the public or the press.#

IWA Elections
Its election time at Island Water Association again, and next year three seats on
the board of directors will be up for election.
The seats are currently held by William Fenniman, Timothy Gardner and William
Carr. Fenniman and Gardner are completing their third and final terms, and Carr is
running for re-election for his third and final term.
IWA is governed by a five-member board of directors who serve without pay.
Directors must be year-round residents of Sanibel or Captiva so they can attend all
board meetings, and must be Island Water Association members or official representa-
tives of a condominium or other IWA corporate member. Directors must have no con-
flict of interest, including but not limited to active involvement in an enterprise which
could potentially do business with IWA or which could benefit from involvement with
Meetings are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Directors are
elected by the membership at IWA's annual meeting to be held in April.
Anyone who would like to run for one of the open seats should contact our board
Recording Secretary Beau Stanley at 472-2113, ext. 114 or by email at beau@island-
water.com no later than December 31. A background check will be run on all board

Four Named To Historical Committee
by Anne Mitchell
Sanibel's Historical Preservation Committee has four new members, two of
whom have island roots dating back more than 50 years.
They are J. Michael Dormer, whose grandparents were 1919 pioneers and
whose mother Elinore Dormer was considered Sanibel's "historian;" and Jim Pickens,
who has been on Sanibel 55 years and who served as a volunteer fireman from 1959
to 1961. Dormer grew up on Sanibel.
Also appointed are Don Adams, a museum management consultant who has
worked the for Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and was director of the
Automotive Hall of Fame Museum, a start up museum. According to his resume, he
also worked with the Edison-Ford Foundation that eventually led to the privatization of
the Edison-Ford Estates in Fort Myers.
Lynne Campean, a former teacher and now a docent at the Sanibel Historical
Museum and Village, is the fourth appointee.
The council also accepted the resignation from the committee of Beth Hight.#

Three Planning Commission
Terms To Expire
T he three Sanibel planning commissioners whose terms expire January 11
have all asked to be reappointed. They are Chuck Ketteman, Tom Krekel and
Paul Reynolds.
The city council on Tuesday authorized staff to proceed with the usual advertising
for others who might want to apply for the positions.#

From page 1
Kicking Daisies
Kicking Daisies recently released on iTunes a 10-song digital EP titled KD: The EP,
which includes the songs Keeping Secrets and Big Bang Theory that were featured
during the contest.
Southwest Florida fans will be able to hear Kicking Daisies on Radio Disney at 6
p.m. Friday, December 10. They are joining on-air personality Ernie D in the Los
Angeles studio to introduce their songs.
The Radio Disney concert in Celebration is part of the annual Now Snowing
Nightly event, which includes snowfalls on Market Street on the hour from 6 to 9 p.m.
Kicking Daisies will start the concert with a full set after the 7 p.m. snowfall. After the
8 p.m. snowfall, Allstar Weekend will take the stage to sing the band's hits, including
Dance Forever and Come Down With Love, as well as popular holiday songs.
As for Kicking Daisies, the band will have a song featured on the Radio Disney
Jams 13 CD and will also be working to complete its own full-length CD. Viewers also
may see Kicking Daisies perform Big Bang Theory on Disney XD in the near future.
Kicking Daisies won the contest from votes from Radio Disney and Disney Channel
audiences. The show puts the spotlight on young recording artists and provides them
national broadcast and online exposure. Kicking Daisies was up against Amber Lily,
Sacha Edwards, Matthew Johnson and Coco Jones in the Next Big Thing contest.
Sean Cocchia, senior vice president and general manager, Radio Disney, said:
"Over the last 11 weeks, we featured five incredibly talented artists that represent the
variety of music genres that we play on Radio Disney, and we are thrilled to have
Kicking Daisies as our Season Three NBT winner. We look forward to the future suc-
cess of all of the artists and are excited by the chance to play a part in the beginning
of their music careers."
Kelly Edwards, executive director of music and programming for Radio Disney,
said: "They are amazingly skilled at playing their own instruments and writing their
own music, and we are proud to have them represent Radio Disney at our concert
with Allstar Weekend."
Stars who have launched careers with the help of Radio Disney include Selena
Gomez, Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana.#

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Holidayland At The Imaginarium
S anta will be making an early stop at
Holidayland at the Imaginarium on
Saturday, December 11. Holidayland "i
runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with special
activities between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. -.
There will be twinkling lights, visits with /
Santa, Christmas card photos, face paint-
ing, creating shrink-magic ornaments,
and other activities exploring winter
holidays around the world. There will also
be a Holiday Magic Science Show at 11
a.m. and 2 p.m. plus Animal Encounters
throughout the day.
This holiday season, give the gift of ,
membership for that special family on your
list, or shop the Science & Discovery Store
for unique holiday gifts. The museum also
offers gift certificates for store merchan-
dise, admissions, and museum member-
Museum admission packages are $10
for seniors (age 55 and up), $12 for adults.
As a gift from the Imaginarium, there will
be one free child admission with each paid Santa is making a special trip to
adult for Holidayland. Museum members Holidayland to visit with the children
and children under the age of three are
admitted at no charge. The Imaginarium is located in historic Downtown Fort Myers at
Cranford Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard."

Vote To Help Imaginarium Improve
Science Museum And Aquarium
The Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium is in the running for a
$250,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant to improve the Imaginarium. You have to
vote, and voting runs through December only, so go to www.refreshimag.com
or www.facebook.com/imaginariumfortmyers. You can vote once a day, or text
104757 to Pepsi (73774).
The funds will be used to develop an interactive Caloosahatchee Watershed exhibit
that will educate, entertain, and inspire visitors to save our river.4

University of Notre Dame's Symphony Orchestra

Notre Dame
To Perform
The University of Notre Dame's
Symphony Orchestra will be per-
forming in the Anderson Theatre at
Bishop Verot High School, 5598 Sunrise
Drive in Fort Myers on January 10. The
concert is being sponsored by the Notre
Club of Southwest Florida. Tickets can
be ordered online at www.BVHS.org/
ND or by calling 274-6780. Reserved
seats are $25, general admission are $15
and students 18 and younger are $5.For
more information, or sponsorship oppor-
tunities, call 634-6009 or go to ndswfl.

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Elf Makes Debut At Farmers Market
he popular Elf on a Shelf has made an appearance at the Sanibel Farmers
Market on Sunday. While watching over a variety of vendors and customers
Sunday, rumor is he flew back to report his findings to Santa. Named Sprout,
this popular elf will oversee the market until Christmas, checking to see who is
naughty and who is nice.
"Come to the market and see if you can find Sprout, whose location changes
throughout the morning," said Jean Baer, co-owner of the market. She said children
seem to like searching for him.
The market is open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sanibel City Hall, Dunlop

Kevin Korczynski as The Nutcracker

Two Nutcracker Shows Added
Broadway Palm Children's Theatre presents Due to popular demand, the
Broadway Palm Children's Theatre has added two performances of The
Nutcracker on Monday, December 20-a matinee and a twilight show.
The Nutcracker is also playing December 10, 14, 16, 17, 20 and 21. All perfor-
mances begin with a buffet followed by the show. The chef's special buffet includes
children's favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, chicken and more. Call the
theater for times.
Tickets for the buffet and show are $15 for all ages and can be reserved by calling
278-4422 or online at www.BroadwayPalm.com.
The box office is at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.

Workshop By
National Artist
rom Line to Design-the Language
of Landscape is the title of a work-
shop to be given by nationally
known artist Dale Laitinen who will be
coming to the Fort Myers Beach Art
Association January 17 through 21.
Laintinen will give a demonstration on
Sunday, January 16, at 4 p.m. which is
open to the public. This is a watercolor
workshop for all levels of painters. There
will be talks and demonstrations on line,
shape, complex shapes and design with
plenty of individual painting time with
The workshop is five days and the
cost is $365 for Fort Myers Beach Art
Association members and $395 for non-
members. A deposit of $100 will hold a
place in this workshop. Deposits need to
be in soon.
Applications are available at the gallery
and online at www.fortmyersbeachart.

Monday 5:30 - 6:30

By Cindy Lee Overton of 1st Danz
Singles, Groups, & Couples Welcome

com. The chairman of this workshop
is Gretchen Johnson, email gretjohn@
The Fort Myers Beach Art Association
is located on the corner of Donora and
Shellmound, go east at the blinking light
on Estero and Donora, 463-3909.#

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The Maid
by Wendy
he pivotal
moment in
Silva's film The
Maid (La Nana)
comes when the
third surrogate
maid sent to help
their worn out live-
in housekeeper
clasps her to her breast and asks, "What
have they done to you?"
And what indeed have they done?
This is a kind, charming family and
Raquel is ostensibly treated as almost
part of it. They celebrate her birthday,
give her gifts, she's included in the fam-
ily photographs. But the joyless drudgery
and her ambivalent position within the
family has begun to take its toll. She's
become crabby and mean spirited and
when attempts are made to help her she
becomes actively subversive using the
weapons of the weak to drive off the sur-
rogate maids who she sees as threatening
her position in the household.
At the heart of this film is the com-
plicated relationship between servants
and the served. And the dynamics are
even more difficult when the served are
as benevolent as this family. The open-
ing scene shows Raquel, the long time
live-in maid, in traditional black and white
uniform dining alone and in silence in the
kitchen while the chatty family gathered
in the dining room plan a surprise for her
birthday. She's dragged in and awkwardly
accepts gifts and good wishes. But as
the camera follows her daily routine we
become aware of how deeply conflicted
she is in her role in the household. She is
intimate with authority but emphatically
beneath it. She is devoted to it but has no
real power within it.
Raquel's is an extreme case. She
seems to have no real other life apart
from the family she has served for the last

23 years. This film had such impact in
Chile it apparently film led to a change in
labor law requiring employers give vaca-
tion days to domestic help. But The Maid
goes beyond an examination of the class
gap in Latin America. It provides interest-
ing insights into the interaction of those
in authority and those who work for them
elsewhere in the world and into the atti-
tudes that may be necessary for both to
maintain healthy relationships.
This film won the World Cinema
Jury Prize and Catalina Saavedra won
the Special Jury Prize for Acting at the
Sundance Festival in 2009.
BIG ARTS Film Society will pres-
ent award-winning films, a mix of new
releases, documentaries and drama in
the Monday Night Film Series Windows
to the World. Refreshments and lively
discussions on Gainer Veranda follow
each film.
Films will be shown with surround
sound in high definition using a high-
quality screen and projector A sound-
enhancement system for the hearing
impaired is available. Most films
include English subtitles. Monday eve-
ning film tickets are $7. All Monday
night films begin at 7 p.m. Films will
be shown in Schein Performance Hall,
located at 900 Dunlop Road.
BIG ARTS Film Series is supported
by Patron Series Sponsor Bank of
the Islands, Associate Supporters
The Royal Shell Companies and The
Sanibel Bean, as well as Supporters
Jerry's Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli
& Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Taxi.
For the complete listing of BIG
ARTS films, to purchase tickets, or
to become a member, call 395-0900,
e-mail info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to

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Celebrate New Year's Eve
With The Full Monty

The Full Monty

celebrate New Year's Eve at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre with The Full
This revealing musical comedy tells the story of six unemployed steelworkers
from Buffalo who are low on both cash and job prospects. After seeing their wives'
enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales, they decide to present a show of
their own. As they prepare for the show, they find strength in their friendship as they
learn to work through their fears, self-consciousness and anxiety.
The New Year's Eve performance is $115 per person. The evening begins
at 6:30 p.m. with live music and hors d'ouevres in the lobby. Dinner starts at 7
p.m. with served shrimp cocktail and an upscale buffet that consists of chef-carved
prime rib, pork loin, chicken marsala, salmon, gemelli with a creamy shrimp sauce,
Mediterranean rice, roasted new potatoes, asparagus with peppers and baby portabella
mushrooms and a sunburst squash mix. There will also be a full salad bar including
seafood salad, a full dessert buffet and an ice cream bar. The production of The Full
Monty starts at 9 p.m. and the evening concludes with noisemakers, hats, champagne
and the countdown to midnight.
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Franklin Pierce Is No Longer The

Missing President At The Library
by Ray Buck
Thanks to a Sanibel resident honoring a neighbor and friend's 80th birthday
with a specified gift to the Sanibel Public Library, there is a newly published
biography of the nation's 14th president among the new books; Franklin
Pierce by Michael F Holt. Holt is the Langbourne M. Williams professor of American
history at the University of Virginia.
This 133-page volume in the American Presidents Series is an interesting easy
read on the life and presidency of a politician and patriot from New Hampshire who
by accident or fate assumed our nation's highest office at the worst time in the nation
and in his own personal life. Historians rank Pierce as one of the least effective of the
In the decade before the Civil War, the nation was being torn apart. Pierce was the
son of a respected patriot of the Revolution, one who stood with Washington at Valley
Forge. A dark horse winner of the 1852 election, a small time politician from the
Granite State, he thought he could hold the country together. He was wrong. He was
weakened by personal tragedy that occurred between his election and his inauguration.
Knowing about President Franklin Pierce is a must for anyone interested in a full
understanding of that period in American history. Now the Sanibel Library offers that
In keeping with full disclosure these days, I must note that in the 1970s I wrote
a full length drama on Franklin Pierce, Dark Horse, that won a national playwriting
competition but was never produced, and, in recent years, I wrote a very long epic
poem on the lifelong friendship of Pierce and the great American novelist Nathaniel
Hawthorne, an enriching poetic experience that began my journey into writing much
shorter poetry to share with my Sanibel writing group.
Franklin Pierce was devoted to the Union. He was not a Lincoln.4



Experience At

Winter Academy
Winter academy series will launch
at BIG ARTS in January with
courses in economics, interna-
tional law, art appreciation, religion and
media studies.
Dr. Lawrence S. Davidson returns to
Sanibel to teach two macroeconomic
classes beginning in January.
Macro Economic Basics begins
Wednesday, January 5, as a two-class
introduction to the topic and as a
refresher for those seeking to update
their economics knowledge. This course
is paired with Macro Economic Policy
Challenges Ahead, which begins
Wednesday, January 12.
The Macro Economic Policy
Challenges course extends and updates
the course Davidson taught for BIG
ARTS in 2010. The focus will be on how
the U.S. and global macro economic
outlook will be impacted by those fac-
tors that caused the recent recession
and short-term and long-term policies
designed to improve economic growth
and stability.
Looking at Art with Professor
Deborah Butler is for the lay person
wishing to understand the world of con-
temporary art. Butler will examine the

Dead Men Do

Talk At Theatre

by Di Saggau
Dead Man's Cell Phone is a
quirky new comedy by playwright
Sarah Ruhl, now showing at
Theatre Conspiracy. Ruhl has a vivid
imagination and a gift for memorable if
not loopy logic dialogue. She manages
to insert numerous comments about cell
Tera Nicole Miller plays Jean, a
woman who has been coasting through
life until, after finishing a bowl of lob-
ster bisque, she answers a dead man's
constantly ringing cell phone. From this
point on, she feels a connection to the
dead man, and inserts herself into his life.
His name, by the way, is Gordon. Her
life takes on a new direction. She meets
members of the dead man's family and
ends up discovering that life is for the liv-
Encounters with Mrs. Gottlieb,
Gordon's mother, prove to be quite
uncomfortable. Louise Wigglesworth gives
a stellar performance in her role as the
eccentric matriarch who favors her eldest
son. She's an elegant woman, but when
she eulogizes her son and a cell phone
goes off at the back of the church, she
shouts a very unlady-like comment. She
goes on to say that the only places left in
the world today where there is no ringing
is the theater, the church and the toilet.
However, she questions the last men-
tioned location. My favorite line is when,
at the dinner table, she asks Jean to stick

Dr. Lawrence S. Davidson
purposes, elements, and ways to interpret
art. This class begins Monday, February
14. Beginning Monday, March 14, Butler
will teach Moments that Changed the
History of Art, which will look at a few
seminal works to see how past events
have influenced artists.
Professor Sidney Picker's
International Law: The Unseen
Foundation of International
Relations will use contemporary and his-
torical events to explore the impact and

around because she finds her very com-
forting, "like a small casserole."
Jean's encounter with Gordon's broth-
er Dwight, played by Mike Carlip, brings
romance into her life in, of all places, a
stationery store.
Carlip portrays the picked-upon broth-
er and slighted son with subtle nuances
that help us understand what he's experi-
enced and why he is named Dwight.
Miller, as Jean, is the ideal cell phone
picker-upper. She's vulnerable, a woman
who has never taken a risk in her life
until she starts answering a dead man's
cell phone. She learns to tell everyone
what they want to hear and she becomes
embroiled in a lively search for meaning.
Gordon, played by Gene Krupp,
doesn't say anything in the first act, after
all he is dead. But in the second act we
hear him chatter on and on about his
outlook on life and death. He tells Jean,
"You decided to help a dead man because
only a dead person can be 100 percent
good. When you're alive, the goodness
rubs off you if you so much as leave the
house. Life is essentially a very large brillo
pad." Gordon's profession involved both
incoming and outgoing black market
That's all I'll say about that.
Joann Haley as Gordon's widow
Hermia, and Madison Mitchell as
Gordon's mistress, also add oomph to the
production. Dead Man's Cell Phone is
a wryly comic play and one I thoroughly
enjoyed. It's showing through December
18 at Theatre Conspiracy, in the Foulds
Theatre, Alliance for the Arts, 10091
McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For
tickets call 936-3239.4

the limitations of international law on the
behavior of sovereign states. Classes start
Wednesday, February 16.
Fractured Media, Fossilized
Democracy: How Can We Tell Fact
from Fiction? with Professor Carla
Brooks Johnston begins Friday, February
18. This seminar will analyze the cur-
rent dynamic between media, democracy
and the American public. The class will
explore options for the future, including a
better informed and involved public, more
substantive news, and governance that
can solve problems.
The Psychology and History of
Religion with Dr. Randall H. Niehoff
will use classic guidelines of journalism
to examine the practice of religion to
heighten awareness of the significance of
religion in human life. This class is full,
but prospective students may get on a
waiting list by calling 395-0900.
All courses will meet in Phillips Gallery
for three hours once a week, and will run
for four weeks each. Enrollment in each
class will be limited to 30 persons.
The full winter academy schedule is
available online at BIG ARTS.org or by
contacting the main BIG ARTS Center at
BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored
by Sony Corporation of America.
For more information about everything
happening at BIG ARTS, either stop by
900 Dunlop Road email info@BIGARTS.
org, or visit www.BIGARTS.org.2


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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) )At this
time you might want to resist that otherwise
admirable Aries penchant for getting to the
heart of a matter quickly. Keep in mind that a
delicate situation calls for patience.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your
aspects favor more diplomacy and fewer direct
confrontations when dealing with a relationship
problem. Avoiding hurt feelings can help in
your search for the truth.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Positive
aspects are strong this week. Although you
might still have to deal with some problems
caused by a recent period of turmoil, you are
making progress, and that's what counts.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A family
matter could benefit from your counsel. But
don't come into it unless invited, and don't stay
if you feel uneasy. Just remember to reassure
one and all that you'll be there for them.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) As the truth
about an ongoing situation emerges, you could
find that you were right to defer judgment
before you had all the facts. Now would be a
good time to move on to other matters.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your
plans to take control of a personal situation
because you feel you are best qualified could
create resentment. Best to hear what everyone
else involved in the matter has to say about it.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Uncovering some surprising background facts
about that ongoing personal matter could make
you reconsider the extent of your involvement.
A neutral family member offers advice.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
Religious or spiritual themes start to dominate
your aspect this week. This can serve as a
counterweight to the mounting effects of the
season's growing commercialization.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Taking on that recent challenge
impressed a lot of important decision-makers.
Meanwhile, proceed with your holiday plans,
and don't forget to include you-know-who in
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) Disagreeing with an opinion you can't
accept could be dicey, and your motives might
be questioned. Best to wait to mount a chal-
lenge until you have support for your position.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Getting involved in helping others in this
increasingly hectic period not only makes the
generous Aquarian feel good, but you could
also gain a more substantive benefit from your
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The
Piscean way of thinking clearly and objectively
helps you resolve a complex situation without
creating any ill will. Don't be surprised if your
counsel is requested on another matter.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of
persuading people to look at the positive pos-
sibilities that make up any choices they might

SOn Dec. 19, 1732, Benjamin Franklin of
Philadelphia first publishes "Poor Richard's
Almanack." The book, filled with proverbs
preaching industry and prudence, was pub-
lished continuously for 25 years and became
one of the most popular publications in colonial
America, selling an average of 10,000 copies
a year.
* On Dec. 17, 1843, Charles Dickens' clas-
sic story "A Christmas Carol" is published.
When Dickens' father was thrown into debtors'
prison in 1824, 12-year-old Charles was sent to
work in a factory. The miserable treatment of
children and the institution of the debtors' jail
became topics of several of Dickens' novels.

* On Dec. 18, 1886, the often-controversial
baseball legend Ty Cobb is born in Narrows,
Ga. In 1911, he led the league in eight offen-
sive categories, including batting (.4'I I slug-
ging percentage (.621), hits (248), doubles (47),
triples (24), runs (147), RBI (144) and steals
(83), and won the first American League MVP
* On Dec. 13, 1915, detective novelist
Kenneth Millar, better known by his nom
de plume Ross Macdonald, was born in Los
Gatos, Calif. He wrote 24 mystery novels, 20
of them featuring detective Lew Archer, who
first appeared in "The Moving Target" (1949).
* On Dec. 14, 1977, the film "Saturday
Night Fever" had its world premiere at Mann's
Chinese Theater in Los Angeles. Four No. 1
pop hits were launched by the movie's land-
mark soundtrack album, including "How Deep
Is Your Love."
* On Dec. 15, 1944, legendary bandleader
Glenn Miller (also a captain in the U.S Army
Air Force) disappears over the English Channel
en route to France for a congratulatory perfor-
mance for American troops who had recently
helped to liberate Paris. The wreckage of
Miller's plane was never found.
* On Dec. 16, 1989, federal Judge Robert
Vance is instantly killed by a powerful explo-
sion after opening a package mailed to his
house near Birmingham, Ala. In June 1991, a
federal jury convicted Walter LeRoy Moody
on charges related to the bombings and sen-
tenced him to seven life terms plus 400 years
in prison.

* It was 20th-century British author and
Anglican priest William Ralph Inge who made
the following sage observation: "Events in the
past may be roughly divided into those which
probably never happened and those which do
not matter."

* Consider your age, then consider the fol-
lowing tidbit: In the 1700s, the average human
lifespan was about 30 years. Sobering thought,
isn't it?
* According to a survey conducted by the
Pew Research Center, the home appliances
Americans consider to be the most essential
are clothes washers and dryers, followed by
air conditioners. Obviously, the majority of
the survey's respondents weren't residents of
Florida or Texas.
* Historians report that Napoleon
Bonaparte, when he wasn't busy conquering,
enjoyed ice skating.
* If you're frightened of bugs, you might
not want to know the following tidbit: There
are 10 quintillion insects alive on the planet.
* A study published in 2008 showed that
the price of a pain medication had an effect on
its efficacy. In the study people were given pla-
cebo pills, some at the regular price and some
at a discounted price. Those who paid full price
for the medication reported more relief than
those who paid less.
* Half of all cookies baked in the United
States are of the chocolate-chip variety.
* If you're planning to be in the San
Francisco area in June, you might want to plan
a stop in the nearby town of Petaluma for the
Sonoma-Marin Fair. This is where the compe-
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held every year. In addition to earning brag-
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lecturer, and television commentator,
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adventure novels, and "getting into
character" followed by a question and
answer session. Macomber's presenta-
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going on "eyeball recon" treks for the
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Beatrix Potter

The Sanibel Public Library has a
wonderful and whimsical collection
of Beatrix Potter figurines, needle-
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books on display. Arline Ford, Sanibel
resident, is sharing her collectibles with
the library for the month of December.
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On The Littlest Elf Children's Book

Dave Drotleff, The Littlest Elf artist

The secret behind a best-selling adult book is a story is so well written that it
captures the reader's attention from the first to the final page. It is usually
read only once. A children's book, however, needs more than wonderful
words. For little readers (and their parents), a popular book must include beautiful
illustrations that visually tell the author's story and make the child want to read the
book again and again. The Littlest Elf: Marvin McGee and the Candle of Fate
is a collaboration of pictures and prose created by two southwest Florida residents,
Dave Drotleff and Erin Snedeker.
About the book. Marvin McGee is the smallest elf at the North Pole. Although
he is eager to help, his tiny stature prevents him from doing all the important things
that elves need to do to get ready for Christmas. Despite his petite size, Marvin has
immense courage and a huge heart, traits that he will soon need. One day, trouble
comes to the North Pole. With everyone busy preparing for Christmas, Marvin
becomes the only one who can save the day as his small size enables him to rescue
everyone at the North Pole. In the end, Marvin realizes that although he is small, he
can still do great things.
The Littlest Elf is available online at www.barnesandnobel.com as well as www.
amazon.com. Check for it with local bookstores during the upcoming Christmas holi-
day season. The story was written for parents and children of all ages, but is specifi-
cally geared for young readers ages seven to 12.
First-time author, Erin Snedeker, 19, is currently a second-year student at Edison
State College in Fort Myers. She initially wrote The Littlest Elf as a Christmas present
for her seven-year-old brother. Snedeker says she has always loved writing and prefers
to craft stories with a positive teaching message. Born in Naples, Snedeker graduated
from Estero High School, teaches piano lessons and comes from an artistic family.
Father Andrew Snedeker plays oboe and English horn with the Naples Philharmonic
Orchestra and mother Jeannie Snedeker teaches dance and drama at Bonita Springs
Elementary School. Both parents encouraged Erin to write and publish the book.
Also from Fort Myers, where he has lived for 18 years, Dave Drotleff is respon-
sible for bringing The Littlest Elf to life through his sketched and air-brushed images.

"While I create and design for all types of
businesses," he explained, "my preferred
style tends to lean towards the whimsical,
which is ideal for children's books." This is
his eighth children's book; the others are
out of print although some can occasion-
ally be found on eBay.
Through his design firm, Drotleff
Creative, (www.drotleffcreative.com)
Drotleff's Disney-like cartoon style is evi-
dent through many local business logos
including restaurants Nervous Nellies,
Ugly's Waterfront Bar, Island Cow,
Matzaluna's, and Captiva Cantina. A grad-
uate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale,
Drotleff has been creating art for his cli-
ents for nearly three decades. Early in his
career, he served as art director for the
Sands Hotel Casino and Trump's Castle
Casino Resort in Atlantic City and has
helped create corporate identity packages,
newsletters, brochures and printed materi-
als for businesses across the United States, First-time author Erin Snedeker, 19, is a
including Congress Jewelers of Sanibel second-year student at Edison State
Writer and artist connected professionally through a recommendation to Snedeker's
dad from a local printer. "When he started sending me sketches," Snedeker said, "I
knew immediately this was the artist to illustrate my book as his drawings were exactly
how I had envisioned them in my head."
The team is already working on its next joint venture, Strudell McDoogal and his
Fabulous Flugal, a children's book about a boy who learns that it is okay to be your-
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by Di Saggau
Snowy Pea and the Ghost Crab is
a new children's book by Sanibel
resident Kyle L. Miller, illustrated
by Randon T Eddy. While it is written
for ages seven to 11, lucky is the adult
who gets to read the book. Miller's cast
of characters helps to identify birds
and other critters found on Southwest
Florida beaches, while engaging read-
ers in a story about a tiny snowy plover
shorebird whose greatest wish in life is
to hatch her eggs.
Miller says the story was written not
only to entertain and educate, but also
to bring awareness to the reader of how
difficult the survival of many species has
become in our world. The beautiful little
snowy plover has become endangered
on the Pacific Coast and threatened on
the Gulf Coast because of loss of habitat
due to predators, human interaction, and
We first meet Snowy Pea running
around in circles and zigzags, dragging
one of her wings in the sand, trying to
look injured in order to distract a predator
that could eat one of her eggs. She soon
meets a small ghost crab who, unlike
most crabs, doesn't eat bird eggs. Ghosty
promises to help protect the nest. Along
with a host of many island birds, including
Paulie Pelican, Edna Egret, Ringer Ring-
bill Gull and Iris Ibis, The Snowy Pea

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Protection Plan is formed to keep preda-
tors from gobbling up the eggs. They
come up with some ingenious ideas.
The book is imbedded with life les-
sons in courage, teamwork, independent
thinking and forgiveness. Dr. Sidney B.
Simon, professor emeritus, education,
University of Massachusetts, and Sanibel
resident, writes: "Snowy Pea and the
Ghost Crab is thrilling, suspenseful, and a
great educational tool. Kyle Miller knows
how to weave a tale and teach at the
same time, and the brilliant illustrations
by Randon Eddy match every twist and
turn. The birds and animals the kids and
grownups meet in this charming story will

be remembered forever."
Holly Moulder, award-winning author
and former Teacher of the Year writes:
"An engaging story, charming characters,
and lots of interesting facts about shore-
birds make this book the perfect choice
for any young reader or family vacation-
ing at the seashore."
Miller has a description of the charac-
ters listed at the beginning of the book
so readers can become familiar with the
names and images of the wildlife. Her
narrative teaches how to identify them.
For example, on page 25 when Snowy
Pea meets a helpful gull: "I'm Ringer
Ring-bill. I'm a gull, and I have a black
ring around my bill. That's one way you
can tell me apart from Joker (a gull who
likes to tell jokes) and other gulls. My bill
is very sharp, so don't worry, I will peck
anything that comes close to your eggs
while I'm on watch."
Snowy Pea and the Ghost Crab is
a wonderful gift for any young reader. It
sells for $16.95. You'll find it at Island
Book Nook, Sanibel Island Bookshop,
Macintosh Books & Paper, Bailey's
General Store, Jerry's Supermarket, Toys
Ahoy, Amy's Something Special and
CROW Gift Shop.
Miller is also author of DILLO - A
Baby Armadillo's Adventure on
Sanibel and the owner of Jungle House
To contact Kyle Miller for author pre-
sentations, phone 395-4518 or email

Special Guest

Don Bruns and customers

Deb Sharp and Sanibel Island Bookshop
owner Hollie Schmid (center) with some
The book signing at the Sanibel
Island Bookshop have been great
successes to kick off season.
First the shop hosted Deb Sharp, who
signed her third book in her Mace Bauer
Series, Mama Get's Hitched. Here are
a couple of reviews for her laugh-out-
loud books:
"Mama Does Time has it all - mur-
der, mystery and a brand new take on
Florida's particular version of mayhem.
- Bob Morris, fourth-generation Floridian
and Edgar-nominated author of the Zack
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Luminary Lights Up
The Nights On Both Islands

Golf cart decorating winners, from left: Ladies of the Sand, Sea and Sun, who won the
residents' trophy, Jennifer Berry, who with Ken Frey won the visitors' trophy, and Spencer
Hall, from American Realty, which won the business trophy. At right is Victor Mayeron.

T wo islands shone extra brightly on Friday and Saturday nights when Sanibel and
Captiva each held their Christmas luminary events.
On Sanibel on Friday night, stores and shopping centers put out the red car-
pets - plus music, food and beverages - for the annual Luminary Night, in which lighted
candles in paper bags line the streets and walkways.
Captiva businesses have come together for an unprecedented month-long Holiday

Around The Islands With Anne
Surround Yourself With
Christmas Spirit At Suncatchers'
Dream And Arundel's Hallmark
by Anne Mitchell
If you're looking for Christmas spirit and a sense of joy to the world, drop in at
Suncatchers' Dream and more than likely, owner Daniel Moore Thompson's
exuberance will rub off on you. This store is always filled to the brim with gift items
and decorative pieces for the body and the home, but at this time of year, it's a veri-
table Santa's grotto for grown-ups.
The store will gift wrap your purchases free of charge regardless of price. And if you
need to mail anything, Thompson and his staff will do it for you for just the cost of ship-
ping. They recycle packing materials and do not charge for supplies.
From now until December 24, Suncatchers' Dream is open seven days a week.
Nothing is too much trouble. If you want someone's name or a message put on, say, a
Christmas ornament, they'll write it for you in gold - no charge. Talking of tree orna-
ments, the mind boggles at the variety and sheer number, everything from blown glass
to ones made with local sand and resin and featuring manatees, tarpon and starfish.
Here are some of the items that caught my eye:
Exquisite puzzle boxes and secret boxes made from heartwood from about $10; col-
orful silicone trivets and jar openers that withstand 600 degrees (you can also stick the
jar opener on a window as a suncatcher); key ring kaleidoscopes ($7); bud vases galore,
continued on page 6B

Village celebra-
tion. The activities
include various
events such as cruis-
es, children's crafts,
a holiday pub crawl
and Santa visits,
and they continue
through Tuesday,
December 22.
On Saturday,
they pulled out
all the stops for a
luminary celebra-
tion that is part of
the Captiva Holiday
Village festivities.
Saturday's event
included a decorated
golf cart contest that
attracted nearly 50
entries, said Denice
Beggs, who chaired
the organizing com-
The golf cart
contest winners and
their prizes were:
American Realty
(won a full page,
full color ad in the
Island Sun);
Shirley Miller, Merrill
continued on page 20B

A golf cart filled with gifts and pulled by Rudolph was the winning
entry in the visitors' category from Ken Frey and Jennifer Berry in
the Captiva luminary

Father Christmases and angel snow globe by Jim Shore at Arundel's Hallmark Shoppe


Friendly Competition Leads To Big

Contribution For Heart Association

Bailey's General Store and the
Coffee Bar at Bailey's each sold red
hearts for $1 donations to contrib-
ute to the American Heart Association's
Annual Heart Drive. The two teams,
located under one roof, decided to make
it a friendly competition for who could
raise the most money. Combined, the
two groups raised over $1,200 for the
heart drive.
Both teamed joked about being the win-
ner in the competition and each has a case
to why they actually won.
The Coffee Bar at Bailey's, which is
located at the front counter inside Bailey's
General Store, raised $400 and argues
that it should be named the winner-based
on square footage.
Richard Johnson, manager of Bailey's

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General Store, believes the Coffee Bar has
an unfair advantage based on its location at
the front of the store. Not to mention that
Bailey's General Store managed to raise
$880 for the heart drive this year. "The
numbers don't lie", said Johnson, "and our
whole wall was bright red and covered in
The heart drive was November 6
through 13 and was inspired by 16-year-
old stroke survivor Megan Lucker. After
a stroke in 2008, she's returned to a full
healthy teenager and is now raising money
and awareness for a cause that many are
not so lucky to survive. "We figured that

Three of the Coffee Bar at Bailey's baristas present Megan Lucker with a check for $400
for this year's heart drive. From left: Quinton Foshee, Megan Lucker, Renee Cutaia, and
John Velez.
since we're healthy, it's our responsibility to help raise money and awareness," Lucker
The verdict is still out as to who is the official winner of the Bailey competition, but
both Bailey's General Store and the Coffee Bar alike were happy to compete for such
a great cause, and raise money for the heart drive. Both teams will continue to paint
their walls red each November.

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their 2010 Angel Tree

Angel Tree Needs Gifts Beneath It
Bank of the Islands is asking its customers and island neighbors to contribute
unwrapped Christmas gifts for needy children in the community. All islanders
are invited to choose an ornament from the Angel Tree in the bank lobby.
Each ornament will indicate the age of a boy or girl hoping to receive a gift this
holiday season.
"We're so happy to be partnering again with Friends Who Care on this special holi-
day gift drive," said Bank of the Islands Vice President/Office Manager Rob Lisenbee.
"Pat Van Alstyne, a retired bank staffer, brought this effort to our attention years ago.
We are honored to be part of this wonderful island tradition."
The deadline to choose an ornament and deliver an unwrapped gift to the bank
lobby is December 17.
"Friends Who Care has been quietly helping neighbors in need for 28 years," said
Lisenbee. "Any grownup elves interested in helping wrap the collected presents are
invited to call 472-5152 to volunteer."
As always, the bank's freshly baked cookies and coffee will be available for visitors
and customers

Veterans Memorial Ceremony
aturday, December 11 is the date for the second annual Operation:Tribute at
Sea, a memorial ceremony off the gulf shore honoring veterans buried or lost
at sea. The event, held on the second Saturday in December (as declared by
Congress in 2008 and 2009 as WAA day), will continue as a part of the national
Wreaths Across America ceremonies. In 2009, 160,000 sponsored wreaths were
placed on the gravesites of our nations heroes at over 400 locations stateside and
24 national veterans cemeteries on foreign soil. Capt. Pat McCarn and his wife
Nancy of Cape Coral Canal Charters in Cape Coral conceived Operation Tribute at
Sea. The charter company provides recreational and business tours of Cape Coral's
famed canal system, as well as operating Rainbow Memorials at Sea.
In 2009, The McCarns contacted Morrill Worcester at Worcester Wreath in Maine,
who originated Wreaths Across America (a non-profit group) and explained their con-
cept. Operation Tribute at Sea was quickly designated as the first official floating loca-
tion with WAA. Appropriately, the ceremony begins at Veterans Memorial Bridge at
10 a.m. on Saturday, December 11 with a flotilla lead by USCG Auxiliary 9-10, Cape
Coral, which will then proceed down the Caloosahatchee River to the Gulf of Mexico.
On board will be seven WAA ceremonial bio-degradable wreaths adorned with poinset-
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and POW-MIAs. The ceremony will take place simultaneously at noontime, along with
state, national and local participating cemeteries of Wreaths Across America.
The original officiating members of the first year's Operation, Tribute at Sea will
return for the second annual event. They include Ch. Col. Larry Ager (U.S. Army
Reserve, retired) who will be on board officiating the ceremony. Officer Kevin Taylor
and Officer Mike Anderson with the Cape Coral Police Department will provide bugle
and bagpipe support concluding the event with Taps.
Among those participating to date in Operation: Tribute at Sea are: Cape Coral
Police Department and Cape Coral Volunteer Police Marine Divisions, Lee County
Sheriff Department Fort Myers Police Department Marine Divison, U.S. Coast Guard,
USCG Auxiliary 9/10 Cape Coral, Sea Tow, Tow Boat and WINK TV.
The boating community is invited to participate in the event by joining the flotilla as
it moves down the river. VHF channels 16 and 72 will be monitored.Those that live
along shore are invited to wave flags and offer a moment of remembrance as the flo-
tilla moves by. The event can also be viewed from the Cape Coral Yacht Club fishing
pier atapproximately 10:30 a.m.
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"Bruce and I used to talk about how we want what we do to live beyond us when
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More than 12 have already given at this level and will be receiving the commemora-
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"To have the support of Mark Loren means so much to the Heights Foundation,"
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Kim DeVito and Dan Schuyler of Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery join Gracie and Angel, the
gallery's resident pooches, with some of the toys collected and a $233 check for the
money raised for Friends Who Care of Sanibel. Lily & Co. threw an island Christmas party
Saturday, November 27 and asked for donations. The toys will be delivered to needy
children on Christmas Eve by Tom Louwers of Friends Who Care.

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From page 1B
Around The Islands
including some
that link vertically
together (around
$20); Tooth Fairy
boxes and tiny
pocket pillows
decorated with
soft critters ($9);
Sunblossom solar
wind chimes,
hand finished and
painted that tinkle
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annoyingly (from
Clipa purse
holder to wear as
a stylish bracelet/
bold handbag
accessory and
keeps your bag Willow Tree nativity scene, available at Arundel's Hallmark Shoppe
off the ground; lots
of handcrafted jewelry including Jenny Gaynor's interlocking glass ring charms and
Eri-Posa butterfly wing jewelry set in silver ($30 and up); fishing lure earrings made on
Fort Myers Beach (about $22); and Medusa's Heirlooms hair clips and barrettes that
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yourself (and do spend some
time because there's such a
lot. Suncatchers' Dream is in
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630 Tarpon Bay Road, phone
472-7860. Sanibel bauble, painted on the inside, at Suncatchers
Another store where Dream
Christmas reigns supreme
is Arundel's Hallmark
Shoppe, 1626 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
One of the biggest items this year is the recordable story book available in eight
titles, including Frosty the Snowman and The Night Before Christmas ($29.95). The
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Always popular are Jim Shore Christmas ornaments depicting boldly colored Santas
continued on page 22B

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by Ed Frank
. A t long last, the Boston Red Sox have landed the power
L.. first-baseman and middle-of-the-order slugger they have
L n needed to get back into post-season contention.
The on-again, off-again dealings with the San Diego Padres
for first-baseman Adrian Gonzalez came to fruition Monday when
S the Red Sox announced they had traded three well-regarded
Minor League prospects to the Padres for Gonzalez.
S Last season, the 28-year-old Gonzalez hit .298 with 31 home
Runs and 100 RBIs. His arrival means that Kevin Youkilis, the
Red Sox first-baseman this past season, will move to third base, a
position he played in the minors.
It wasn't a one-way deal for Boston as they gave up three of
their best prospects - right-handed pitcher Casey Kelly, first-baseman Anthony Rizzo,
outfielder Reymond Fuentes and a player to be named later. Kelly was considered the
top pitching prospect in the Red Sox organization.
What clouded the difficult negotiations
for Gonzalez was the fact that the power-
ful hitter wanted a long-term contract,
perhaps six or seven years topping $100
While that demand was never reached, . ,
the trade was made with the understand-
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a lengthy deal in the future, perhaps even
before the 2011 season. He will earn $6.2
million in 2011.
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Boston's final spring training next year in the City of Palms Park in downtown Fort
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header against Boston College and Northeastern on February 28.
The Red Sox will move in 2012 to a new stadium and training facilities now under
construction on Daniels Parkway after 19 Grapefruit League seasons in the City of
Palms Park.
Next spring's home schedule includes five night games along with visits by the New
York Yankees, two by Tampa Bay, the defending American League Eastern Division
champions; Philadelphia, the defending National League Eastern Division champions,
and two by cross-town rival Minnesota, the defending AL Central Division champs.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 8 at the City of Palms Park ticket office.
Below is the complete Red Sox home schedule:
Saturday, February 26 - Boston College; 1:05 p.m. and Northeastern; 6 p.m.
Monday, February 28 - Minnesota; 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2 -Atlanta; 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 3 - Philadelphia; 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 - Florida; 1:05 p.m. (split squad)
Monday, March 7 - Baltimore; 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9 - Baltimore; 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 - Florida; 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 14 - New York Yankees - 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 - New York Mets - 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 18 - Detroit; 1:05 p.m. (split squad)
Sunday, March 20 - St. Louis; 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22 - Tampa Bay; 7:05 p.m.
Friday, March 25 - Toronto; 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 - Minnesota; 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29 - Tampa Bay; 1:05 p.m.
Big Weekend of Golf with Shark Shootout
The 22nd annual Shark Shootout is underway this weekend at the Tiburon Golf
Club in North Naples featuring 24 of the top golfers in the world.
Host Greg Norman will team with Matt Kuchar who is the top money winner on
this year's PGA tour. The 12 two-man teams include 10 recent Ryder Cup competi-
tors and eight players with PGA victories in 2010.
Last year's winners Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker have returned to defend their title
in the $3 million event.
Tickets are available at the gate. The tournament will be aired on NBC Saturday
and Sunday.
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Beachview Men
Scramble Under Clear Sky
by JW Boynton
There was not a single cloud, barely a breeze, but a brisk 55 degrees in the
light blue Sanibel sky as a good turnout of Beachview men golfers milled
around the clubhouse on Saturday morning, December 4. Everyone was chat-
ting and waxing poetic about the perfect golfing weather, but when club profession-
al Scott Hatto fired his shotgun for the 8:30 start, a sea of serious rolled in, and the
game was on! Four hours later, as 32 tired competitors munched on a crispy fried
chicken and macaroni and cheese lunch, Alan Schowcho, the sartorial assistant
Beachview pro shop manager, announced the winners:
First place at 41.5 points were: Rich Rompala, Richard Chocol, Phil Jones, and
Bill Sartoris. "We all played pretty well," an understated Chocol explained in his thick
Chicago drawl. "Some played better than others, we had a few birdies and no bogies.
Our strokes did the rest." Gee, was it really that easy?
Second place, two missed putts behind, went to Wayne Turner, Marty Gallagher,
Al ("always in the money") Krause, and Stan Sheft. Fred Zimmer, Bjorn Olsson, Don
Rice, and Gholi Darehshori took third, after missing three too many putts. Curiously,
the team of Bill Stell, Roger Triftshauser, Jack Tukey, and Bill Blankenship - three
former Beachview presidents and a club champion, clutch golfers all - finished dead
last, more than 10 strokes behind the winners. It had to be more than the slow greens.
When asked to explain his team's poor performance, Stell snapped, "I have nothing to
say to you, Boynton!" Bill Blankenship just flashed his famous thousand-watt smile and
After lunch, association President Bill Fellows gave the year-to-date President's Cup
standings (awarded each year to the golfer with the best tournament record). Richard
Chocol is leading the pack, last year's winner, Renee Lohser, is in second place, and
Rich Rompala is in third. Then association President-elect Jay Allen announced that
a two-man, member-member tournament at full handicap, with teams to be chosen
randomly, would be played in January. Everyone seemed eager to participate in this
fourth major tournament (also Fall Classic, Club Championship, Member-Guest).O

All Florida Bike Polo Championships
he City of Fort Myers and Fort Myers Bike Polo are partnering to host the All
Florida bike Polo Championships. Bike Polo teams from all over Florida will
meet at the Fort Myers Racquet Club on Saturday, December 11 at 10 a.m. for
the first rounds of competition and meet again Sunday, December 12 for the finals.
Prizes will be awarded Sunday with all players receiving something from the spon-
sors. The winning team will receive the
massive Golden Mallet trophy to be
shared (and gloated upon) by the winning
The weekend is open to all and will
include courtside viewing, food and bever-
age and a lot of high-energy bicycle polo.
The Fort Myers Racquet Club is at
1700 Matthew Drive.
Contact Joelle at 240-5071 or the
Fort Myers Racquet Club at 321-7552 for
more information.#

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PGA Tips
A 'Real' Course
by Matt Oakley,
PGA Golf
- -. T here is noth-
S ing more
S J 1. intimidat-
ing for beginning
golfers than those
first few times on
a "real" course.
They feel pressure
to play well, play
fast enough and are extremely self-con-
scious. As PGA golf professionals we
are losing more golfers per year than
we are gaining. We must find a way to
bring new players into the game and
make them feel more comfortable.
Here are a few tips to make those first
few experiences easier and a lot more
1. Self-Image
* Other people are not paying as
much attention to you as you think.
Relax, breathe, aim and fire.
* Better golfers than you don't go
home at night and analyze your swing
(we have our own worries).
* No person is judging your golf skill; if
they do, they are not really your friend.
2. Etiquette
* Be ready when it's your turn to hit.
Determine the yardage, what club you
are going to hit, etc. while others are
playing their shots.
* At first, call the course and find a
time of the day when they are not as
busy. Then, as you improve start playing
at busier times.

* Stand to the side while others are
hitting and be as quiet as you can.
3. Continue to Improve with
Professional Lessons
* If I needed to learn astrophysics
I would find a professional that knew
something about it to teach me. Why do
we think our husbands, wives or friends
are the best resources? Find a PGA pro-
fessional in your area that can help.
* Nothing makes golf more fun than
to hit a few good shots that keep you
coming back for more.0

by Matt Oakley, PGA Golf Professional
congratulations to Karen Hendricks
for shooting a score of 69 (1
under par) from the Red Tees
on Monday, November 29. Way to go,
Mrs. Hendricks!
Congratulations to Nancy Greenberg,
who made her second career hole-in-one
on hole #2 on Wednesday, December 1.
She holed a 50 degree wedge from 76
yards and was playing with June Muench
and Debbie Fairbanks.
Congratulations to Don Sikkema, who
made his third career hole-in-one on hole
#9 Wednesday, December 1. He holed a
3-wood (we were playing a 5 club tourna-
ment so he choked down on it and hit a
half shot) from 120 yards. He was play-
ing with Ed Greenberg, Max Friedersdorf
and Herb Hoover.0

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Sanibel Adult Softball League
Bay To Beach Bombers
Offense Explodes

Bay to Beach Bombers

by Nick Brown
The Bay to Beach Bombers napalmed the Aztec Plumbing Warriors last
Wednesday at the Sanibel Ball Fields. Scoring a team record of 29 runs, the
Bombers looked unstoppable. Aztec Plumbing later claimed, "They came at us
like a herd of stampeding buffalo."
The Bay to Beach defense looked solid too. Aztec began to mount a comeback
in the third inning that was tomahawk-chopped short by a remarkable barehanded

Team Records as of 12/2/10 W-L-T %
* Sanibel Grill Wrecking Crew 6-0-0 1.00
Sanctuary Island Electric 4-2-0 .667
Bay to Beach Home Services 4-2-0 .667
Williams and Williams 3-3-0 .500
Aztec Plumbing Warriors 1-5-0 .167
All Island Glass and Aluminum 0-6-0 .000
* indicates playoff berth
Sanctuary Island Electric defeated Williams and Williams 18-14
Bay to Beach Bombers defeated Aztec Plumbing Warriors 29-13
Sanibel Grill Wrecking Crew defeated All Island Glass 34-19

grab by Bombers fielder Tracy Brunner. She left the game with some injured fingers
from the play. To be sure, the one who hit that ball was none other than the "Aztec
Arrowhead" Steve Gibson who is known for hitting the softball so hard it resembles a
speeding arrowhead. The final score was Bombers 29, Aztec 13.
The other games of the night were intriguing as well. Sanctuary Island Electric got
revenge over Williams and Williams for beating them earlier this season. Sanctuary
Electric shorted-circuited Williams and Williams to win 18-14 despite an early grand
slam by Williams' new star batter Andy Brown. If at the end of the season these two
teams are tied, Williams and Williams will have the edge due to strength of victory in
head-to-head matchups. Williams won their first meeting 15-9.
And finally there was the un-won 0 and 5 All Island Glass against the undefeated 5
and 0 Sanibel Grill Wrecking Crew. The game proved to be the highest scoring game
thus far in the season. Between the two teams, 53 runs were scored - and that was
only in six innings of play. The game was called before the seventh inning because
time expired. And for the first time since the Sanibel Shootout of '76 opposing teams
both had multiple homeruns. In the end, the Sanibel Grill put All Island Glass on the
cooker to win 34-19.
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Beachview Women's Golf
by Georgia
Darehshori '
B ear with me
please as this '
is my first i
assignment on my .
new "beat." How is
that for newspaper
reporter talk? The
upside (for me) is
that as the "new kid 4
on the block" I am
not familiar with the Kathy Krause Carol House Sally Lichtenin
rules of this (report-
ing) game, so I shall
just happily fly bya
the seat of my golf
shorts, liberally using
(abusing?) poetic
license, until some- 1
one intervenes to set "-
me straight.
I have agreed to
report on the weekly
happenings of the .
Beachview Women's
Golf Association. As Sharon Ellen Terry Lohser Cecelia Olsson
a high-handicapper,
this may be as close as I shall ever come to any sort of recognition for golf. A vicarious
thrill after all is better than nothing, right?
On Wednesday morning, December 1, with a windchill factor of 68 degrees and at
least 14 raindrops threatening to deter us, a small but mighty group of stalwart 9 and
18 hole women ventured onto the course and played a rousing game of count (only)
the odd numbered holes on the front 9 and (only) the even numbered holes on the
These are the clever strategists who won and placed (clearly they were thinking
ahead and resting on the holes that didn't count to save their strength for those holes
that did count. How can I be so sure of that, you may ask, well ask because I tried
that myself, but unfortunately, I got the rules for the front and the back nine mixed up
which explains why I didn't win, place or show.
Congratulations to the following skilled women in the 9 hole group:
Kathy Krause 1st place with 19
Carol House 2nd place with 22
Sally Lichtenin 3rd place with 22
Congratulations to the following skilled women in the 18 hole group:
Sharon Ellen 1st place 38
Terry Lohser 2nd place 39
Cecelia Olsson 3rd place 41
My dear husband, all pumped up over this, my new appointment has insisted that
I mention my "birdie." I explained to him that this little column is not about me and
besides, I think there is a statute of limitations on how long a birdie gets honorable
mention. I also think it has to happen at Beachview golf course. I really should check
those rules. Until next week.0

Dunes Mens Golf Dunes Mixed Golf

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Men's Golf Association Event
Results Wednesday, December 1,
Format: 5 Club 4 Man Scramble (ABCD)
1st Place
Noel Davis 63
Dod Wainwright
Joe Raboy
Bob Lindman
2nd Place
Dan Alton 65
Larry Coddens
Don Evans
Gordon Rains
3rd Place
Ivan Davis 67
Dick Hopkins
Hank Humphrey
Ned Sauerwein
Congratulations to the . , ii-,

he Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Mixed Golf results from Sunday,
December 5, Format Best Even/
Best Odd 1 Net Best Ball of 4, are:
Best Odd 1st Place
Bill Hotchkiss 21
Valerie Hotchkiss
Bob Rohl
Roberta Rohl
Best Even 1st Place
Ray Vazquez 25
Doris Dewitt
Jerry Muench
June Muench
Best Odd 2nd Place
Gary Dutton 22
Mike Dutton
Howard Dwyer
Margaret Dwyer
Best Even 2nd Place
John Frymoyer 26*
Ms. Smith (guest)
Harry Gould
Jane Gould
* Won in a scorecard playoff.4

Dunes Women's Golf Association



Tanya Hochschild

Mike Dutton Annie Wainwright

T he Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Women's Golf Association event
results from Friday, December 3
format Mutt and Jeff, created by Nan
Frymoyer, are:
Flight AC
T-lst Place
Tanya Hochschild 84
Mike Dutton
Annie Wainwright
T-lst Place
June Muench 84
Nancy McConnell
Carol Brodersen
Flight BD
1st Place
Nancy Greenberg 85
Ann McDonald
Lee Bogan
2nd Place
Mary Donovan 86
Betsy Cox
Noel Barbee
Toni Warren
#13 Lil Gailius
#15 Mo Rains
Congratulations to all the winners.O

Lee Bogan

Toni Warren

Nancy McConnell
Nancy McConnell

Nancy Greenberg

Betsy Cox

Carol Brodersen

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Traveling Exhibits In Fort Myers

Darwin & Dinosaurs will be presented January 15 to May 14 at the Southwest
Florida Museum of History, 2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers. Museum hours
are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, noon to-5 p.m.
Admission is: adult, $9.50; students/seniors, $8.50; children $5.
Explore the origin of the species as through Darwin's biological studies from his
epic voyage of the Beagle through paleontological displays, models, drawings and
journal entries. Curated from one of the world's finest, historically important private
Charles Darwin collections, this exhibit debuts only at the Southwest Florida Museum
of History.
An audio tour is available.
Monsters of the Deep surfaces January 22 to May 22 at the Imaginarium Hands-
On Museum & Aquarium, 2000 Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers.
Hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: adult: $12, students and children three and over, $8, seniors, $10.
Admission includes a 3-D film, Monsters of the Deep.
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Meet Madi Weigel
By Gabrielle Cooper,
Seventh Grade Reporter
M adi Weigel, is a current eighth
grader at The Sanibel School.
Madi loves Journalism class,
because she can create the year-
book. Since it is her final year at The
Sanibel School, she wants to make
sure there are lots of pictures of the
eighth graders in the yearbook. She
brings experience to the Yearbook
class, because she was in the class
last year. She is the Editor of the
last year. She is the Editor o her for Madi Weigel, eighth grade, is the student edi-
Yearbook. Everyone goes to her for tor of the school newspaper and The Sanibel
advice and help about things they School Yearbook.
don't know. Photo by Gabrielle Coope
Madi has been going to The Sanibel
School for four years; this year will be
her fifth year. Madi's beats for the newspaper are Kindergarten, Third Grade, Home
Economics, Eighth Grade, and the Photography class. (Beats are the areas students
get to write articles about in the newspaper.) Besides working on the yearbook and
newspaper, Madi's interests are in playing basketball and softball.
Her personal role model is her dad, because her dad has encouraged her to follow
her dreams of owning her own bakery some day. When she grows up, she wants to
become a successful bakery owner in New York City. Madi wants to get a business
degree, and then go to culinary school.
Meet Richard
By Joey Aulino,
Seventh Grade Reporter
R ichard Walker is a Journalism
student in seventh grade. This is
his second year at The Sanibel
School. This is also his second year
in Journalism class, so he has lots
of knowledge about what it takes to
prepare the newspaper. This year, he
is the Assistant Editor of The Sanibel
Beacon. Richard Walker, seventh grade, is working on
Richard enjoys writing for the news- his next news article.
paper. Richard has lots of experience Photo by Joey Aulin
when it comes to our school news-
paper. He has been in this class for two years and has written many articles for the
paper. His favorite part of writing is the introduction to a story to get the reader inter-
ested. One of his favorite parts of the class is photography. His favorite section of the
daily newspaper is the comics.
His topics for the paper are Home Economics and Journalism.
Richard is very academically inclined; his favorite subjects are Science and
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Richard looks forward to the fun and exciting activities yet to come in Journalism
class this year. One of his favorites is producing the yearbook.


Meet Erik Howell
By Jacob Goodman,
Sixth Grade Reporter
E rik Howell is in seventh grade
this year and has been going to
The Sanibel School for two years
already. This year Erik signed up for
Journalism as an elective class. Erik
enjoys Journalism, because he gets to
take photos of people and our school,
and he likes having the privilege of writ-
ing about them for the newspaper. So far
Erik has written two articles appearing in
this edition. He has written about the soc- Seventh grader Erik Howell is looking at a
cer team and an article about another of last year's yearbook.
our reporters. The topics that he is going Photo by Jacob Goodma
to be covering for the paper are PE/
Intramurals, and Environmental Studies.
Erik's favorite style of writing is to use the facts, but to still express a little imagina-
tion in every article. Erik's thoughts on writing are to remember not to over exagger-
ate, or make things up that aren't true, and use interesting facts whenever he can.
He is not sure what he wants to be when he grows up, but he plans to take every
opportunity in his future career.
Erik is a very productive and imaginative writer with a bright future ahead of him.
So good luck Erik!
Meet Halle DuPre'
By Alexandria Cloutier,
Seventh Grade Reporter
H alle DuPre' is in sixth grade
this year. She has attended The
Sanibel School for seven years,
as she started her Sanibel education in
kindergarten. The writing process has fas-
cinated Halle ever since she was a young
girl. Her favorite parts of the newspaper
are the pictures and articles about ani-
mals. These topics are very important,
because they explain what is going on in
our environment. Halle also loves comics.
Halle chose the elective of Journalism
because she enjoys the activity of writ-
ing and became interested because of an
experience in third grade, when she was Halle DuPre prepares to begin working on
exposed to describing events in an article, her news article.
Halle is also fascinated by the yearbook, Photo by Alexandria Clouti
which contributes to her other interest
in this elective. The class produces the
yearbook. This process of looking back on the memories makes her feel "special and
intrigued." As a Sanibel School journalist, she has beats, or topics, to write about in
the yearbook and newspaper
Her beats are Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Science class, School Staff, and the
Student Assistant elective. Halle's role model is her mom because of the passion and
enthusiasm that she portrays in what she does.
Meet Alexandria Cloutier


By Halle DuPre', Sixth Grade Reporter
lexandria Cloutier has been here at The Sanibel School for all the years she
has been in school, and loves the Journalism elective. She is currently in
seventh grade. She loves the elective, because she enjoys writing and the cre-
ation of the yearbook. She has many beats in this class. Beats are topics that you
write about in the newspaper. Her beats are Spanish class, the Media Center, and
the Knitting elective. Alexandria is interested in Journalism, because she especially
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enjoys creating the yearbook.
Alexandria's personal role model is
Mrs. Arlene Dillon, a regular volunteer at
The Sanibel School, because she is caring
and passionate about what she does.
Alexandria reads the newspaper every
time it comes out. Her favorite part of
the newspaper is the comics. She also
loves knowing what is going on around
the island. Before Alexandria came to The
Sanibel School, she was home schooled in
Fort Myers. Besides being with her friends,
Journalism is her favorite part of the day.
She also enjoys Science class. One of her
hobbies is photography. Alexandria would
enjoy becoming a wildlife photographer
when she grows up. That is why she took
Photography in her middle school years.
Meet Joey Aulino

Alexandria Cloutier is finalizing one of her
yearbook pages.

By Erik Howell, Sixth Grade Reporter
J oey Aulino is a productive writer in
the Journalism class. He is in seventh
grade and has been in this school for
over seven years, (since kindergarten).
This is his first year in Journalism, and
he is enjoying it very much. When he
writes, he says you must not only express
the facts, but more importantly, you must
express your imagination. Joey Aulino is working on some questions
His beats are Art, Environmental to ask during his next interview.
Studies, and Cartooning. He loves photog- Staff photo
raphy. Joey not only enjoys photography,
but he is very talented at it. He had previously taken Photography as an elective, so he
has experience with a camera and knows how to use it.
Joey's favorite school subjects are History and Math (he is talented when it comes
to these subjects).
When he grows up, he wants to be an architect. In his spare time out of class, he
likes to fish, and watch football on the TV. His favorite team in college is Notre Dame,
and his favorite professional team is the Indianapolis Colts.
Meet Jake Goodman
By Richard Walker, Seventh Grade Reporter

student at The Sanibel School. He
joined up with the Journalism crew,
because he wanted to help with the year-
book. The part Jake thinks he will like
the best about the Journalism elective is
writing for the Beacon, because his favor-
ite thing to do is write for other people to
read and enjoy.
Jake was working on a Meet the New
Reporter article about Erik Howell, and a
New Technology article. His subjects to
write about when he turns to other topics
are the Computer Technology elective,
the Video Production elective, and the Art Jake works diligently on his "Meet the
elective. Reporter" article.
Jake's favorite class is World History, Photo by Richard Walker
because he likes everything they learn and
how he has to work hard to get a good
grade, especially on tests. He also likes Language Arts, because the class helps him
improve his writing skills and lets him write something that others can see and appreci-
Although Jake doesn't know what he will be when he grows up, if he had to plan a
career in media he would be a movie producer. He likes to make movies and the pay
for being a big time movie producer is very good.
Meet Gabrielle Cooper
By Madi Weigel Seventh Grade Reporter
Gabrielle Cooper is a seventh grade student who has been going to The
Sanibel School since kindergarten. She is funny, smart, and likes to read the
sports section of the newspaper. Gabby likes to play basketball, softball, vol-
leyball, and football. Her favorite hobby is art, because she gets to make things for
people and likes to express herself. In her spare time she likes to play sports. When
she grows up she wants to be a doctor, artist, or a fashion designer.
Gabrielle likes this class because she gets to be in the newspaper. Her beats for

the newspaper are Volleyball, Seventh
Grade, Language Arts, Reading, Music,
Steel Drum Band, Special School-Related
Topics, PE, PTA, and other clubs. Gabby's
favorite school subject is Spanish, because
she always wanted to learn a foreign lan-
guage; and Mrs. Rivera is a teacher who
makes learning fun. Her pages in the
yearbook are Baby Photos, Basketball,
Volleyball, School Dances, Art, Sports,
Electives, Cross Country, National Junior
Honor Society, Student Government and
Sea-TV. In addition she also has taken
candid photos for the seventh, fifth, fourth,
second, and first grades. Gabrielle is a
wonderful addition to this year's reporters.
Meet Allison
By Katie Chamberlain,
Seventh Grade Reporter

Gabrielle Cooper is working on a very
interesting article: Meet the Reporters.
Photo by Madi Weigel

Ilison Alvarado is a seventh grade
student reporter. She has been
attending The Sanibel School
since kindergarten and is planning on
remaining here through the eighth grade.
She loves reading the newspaper; her
favorite section is the comics. She says
that she "loves Journalism!" Allison loves
Journalism, because she gets to work in
the yearbook and take pictures of all of Allison Alvarado is working on her next
the students. writing piece.
Allison is an enthusiastic reader and Photo by Katie Chamberlain
writer. She says she loves reading, because
it gets her imagination going all day! When she writes she gets to express how she
feels about the topic. She loves writing because she uses her own creative word
Allison isn't only a talented reader and writer. She is also a great photographer.
Anytime there is an exciting moment, she is there to capture that moment in a pic-
ture. She later puts some of the pictures in the yearbook. So everyone should always
smile, because Allison is always looking for a good picture. You don't have to worry
about any bad pictures, because she took Photography last year and knows how to
make a picture perfect! All of these magnificent skills come together to make an awe-
some journalist.
Meet Katie Chamberlain
By Allison Alvavarado,
Seventh Grade Reporter
K atie Chamberlain is a seventh grade
reporter at The Sanibel School.
he has been in Sanibel since she
was in kindergarten, and she plans on
staying till she finishes her eighth grade
year. She has some favorite things that
she likes about the Journalism class.
When Katie picks up a newspaper, she
likes to go to the comics right away.
When Katie is in school, she enjoys the
company of her friends, but in class she is
a hard worker. After a long day of school,
when she gets home, she relaxes by talking
to her friends on her phone.
Katie is serious when it comes to Katie Chamberlain (left) is thinking of
e sseios when it cmes to questions for her next interview. Katie and
Journalism. She knows that to be a good Allison Alvarado are using the new lap-
reporter, she needs to think like one. tops in the journalism class.
When she got in Journalism class, she was
told she was working on the yearbook.
She loved that idea, so she signed up for a lot of different topics. Her areas for taking
photos for the yearbook are the second grade classes, the clinic, the cafeteria, and
activities in performing arts.
New Technology
By Jacob Goodman, Sixth Grade Reporter
here is new technology at The Sanibel School. The new laptop computers
get the job done right, with their awesome rubberized covers, Windows XP
Professional Operating System, the latest update to Microsoft Office, and
their high-tech computer cart that keeps these hard-working laptops up and run-

ning! To make sure these computers stay
up-to-date, we have a full time Network
Administrator who has hands-on experi-
ence on upgrading and connecting all the
laptops to the network.
These new laptops have become very
useful right from the beginning of the
school year; almost all the teachers in the
middle school have used them. They've
been used in classes like math, science,
reading, and in the Media Center for the
television production class. We also use sixth grader Halle DuPre', logs onto one of
them in the journalism class. Taking tests the new laptops.
and document writing are only two of the Photo by Jake Goodman
many things these portable powerhouses
can do.
The school was able fund these attractive and high-tech computers with help from
the local Kiwanis. The local Kiwanis has helped the school a lot with funding and sup-
port in the past years, and we thank them for that.
The district is always eager to upgrade to new technology, and hopes to upgrade
technology at least once a year. If the students wish to keep these new computers
working for us, we need to take good care of them. We will treat them like our own
and treat them like they're fragile. Remember, technology is always changing and
keeping up with the changes is a challenge. A new security system will be installed on
the new computers to keep them safe.
Morris The Moose
By Joey Aulino Seventh Grade Reporter
orris the Moose is a puppet on
The Sanibel School news pro-
gram (Sea-TV) that tells the lunch
items in a fun and an exciting way. When
he appears on Sea-TV, he travels, virtu-
ally, all over the world. The first Morris
puppeteer for this year was TV produc-
tion student Sam Roberts. He said being
Morris was the best part of Sea-TV so
The puppeteer gets the lunch items
from a special lunch calendar published on
The way the virtual destination for
Morris is chosen is by whoever is Morris' Sam Roberts, seventh grade, and his "alter
puppeteer. Or our Sea-TV producer, ego" Morris the Moose.
media specialist, Mrs. Libby Payne, selects Photo by Joey Aulino
the destination. Sometimes they ask a
trivia question about the destination and whoever answers first gets to choose where
Morris goes on his next virtual trip. First time winner and journalism student, Erik
Howell, chose for Morris to go to Mars.
Morris is the one familiar face that students and staff have come to know and trust
when it comes to Sea-TV reporting. "He teaches us all about our world's geography,
customs, and cultures and shows that it's fun to try new things. His trivia questions are
a hit, because they allow the student body to share what they know, and our winners
get to choose where Morris should travel next. "He's very entertaining and education-
al, that moose!" said TV production teacher Mrs. Payne.
Mrs. Rivera's Class
By Alexandria Cloutier, Seventh Grade Reporter
A long with a new school year come
new lesson plans and classroom
preparations. In all aspects, Mrs.
Rivera is on top of the ball!
She was born in the country of
Columbia, and is a native Spanish speaker.
The District provides her with the basic
curriculum; but she decides the daily home-
work, test format, and special assignments
such as posters and projects. During each
class period, students write in their jour-
nals, learn vocabulary and grammar, and Senora Nohora Rivera spends quality time
practice dialogue. As a teacher, Senora planning for her daily classes. The result is
Rivera enjoys watching her students grow an enjoyable classroom experience for all
in appreciation of the Hispanic heritage. the students.
In Senora Rivera's perspective, a good Photo by Gabrielle Cooper
student is one who is ready and willing to
learn, respects the Spanish language, and eagerly participates in class projects. Even
though Mrs. Rivera loves teaching students at The Sanibel School, she had other
dreams and wishes as well. She grew up with many different influences, therefore
resulting in a creative and open-minded point of view.

Senora Rivera's classes are exciting, well planned, organized, and intriguing. This is
all because of her extreme determination and perseverance. Each student has a favor-
ite teacher, and Senora. Rivera's the selection of many.
Senora Rivera's teaching position at The Sanibel School is funded through the
efforts of the Sanibel School Fund.
A New Third Grade Teacher, Mrs. Franke
By Madi Weigel, Eighth Grade Reporter

walking around the school cam- -
pus? Well, there is a new third
grade teacher, Mrs. Franke (Frank-ee).
She taught fifth grade for one year in St.
Louis, Missouri before moving to Florida.
After her first year of fifth grade, she
was the science lab teacher for grades
one through five in another Lee County
school before coming to The Sanibel
School. She likes teaching third grade,
because the students are enthusiastic
learners. She says that they love to be Mrs. Franke and her class are sitting in a
challenged. "Third graders are capable of circle discussing the short story they are
doing many things on their own, but they reading together.
still need guidance," said Mrs. Franke. Photo by Madi Weigel
This year she wants to get to know each
of her students as individual learners. She would also like to focus her teaching on
helping every one of them be successful.
One class project this year is to have the class complete a science fair project
together. Another activity is that the class will be creating projects to share their
favorite books. She set up her room so that the students' desks are arranged as large
tables, so the students can work together cooperatively. She made sure that she put
the students' desks close to the front of the room so that they can see the board and
projection screen.
Mrs. Franke absolutely loves The Sanibel School and its ecological setting and
because there are so many resources available. She said that all of the staff is so
friendly and everyone is willing to help her learn about her new position. The students
are very polite and respectful. She is very impressed by their dedication to their own
One of Mrs. Franke's students, Megan Carrigan, said that she likes art class and
that Mrs. Franke teaches them to make caricatures, funny cartoons of the students
New Middle School Math Teacher
By Richard Walker, Seventh Grade Reporter
M rs. Diane Cortese, the new middle
school math teacher, is very excit-
ed and ready for the school year.
She is teaching math to middle school
students after the previous math teacher,
Mrs. Melissa Jackson, left The Sanibel
School to take care of her new baby and
teach for an online school.
Mrs. Cortese was motivated to teach
math the moment she learned how to do
it. She has always enjoyed math, and she
wanted to teach others about the wonder- Mrs. Diane Cortese is busy getting ready
ful world of math, and share her knowl- for the school year in her new classroom.
edge. Photo by Gabrielle Cooper
Mrs. Cortese enjoys teaching math, and
has had a lot of past teaching experience. She has taught for sixteen years. More spe-
cifically, Mrs. Cortese has taught three years in fourth grade, one year in fifth grade,
and twelve years teaching sixth, seventh, and eight grade math. She likes to help all
her students keep learning at their own paces; and if they need extra help with a les-
son, she will give them the extra help. Mrs. Cortese finds all the different personalities
and levels of understanding interesting.
Mrs. Cortese enjoys teaching both middle school and elementary school, because
both are interesting. She believes that homework is important to help students prac-
tice the skills and master them; so Mrs. Cortese believes in giving out just enough
homework to keep students in practice and help them get better. Her favorite area of
math to teach is algebra, because of the value of being able to solve equations, and
the excitement of finding the missing piece to the puzzle.
New Middle School Science Teacher
By Halle DuPre', Sixth Grade Reporter
We have a new science teacher at The Sanibel School. You may have seen
her walking through the halls. Her name is Mrs. Dana Sanner. This is her
fourteenth year teaching. She has taught at Diplomat Middle School in
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Cape Coral and Bonita Springs Middle
in Bonita Springs. Mrs. Sanner came to
The Sanibel School, because she wanted
to be the middle school science teacher
and would be able teach all three grades.
Her favorite part of teaching is relating to
all the middle school students.
When Mrs. Sanner was a young child
she would walk through the woods and
observe birds, plants, and animals in
nature. Mrs. Sanner loves animals and has
them in the science room at all times. She Mrs. Sanner, Barbara Ferreira, seventh
believes that having animals in the class- grade, and Zach Leonardi, seventh grade,
room teaches science skills. The animals are observing hermit crabs.
also bring learning to life for the children. Photo by Halle DuPre'
In Mrs. Sanner's classroom, she has tur-
tles, fish, hermit crabs, and a lively, striped bird named Mr. Finchy.
Mrs. Sanner thinks that homework is important. She also doesn't want to overdo
the homework. The students have to apply science skills that they have learned in
class at home, but not all at one time. Mrs. Sanner also teaches an environmental
study elective. The students in that class observe and work with the animals that she
has in the classroom.
Back-to-School Dance
By Allison Alvarado, Seventh Grade Reporter
ust after the beginning of school, the Future Educators of America (FEA) and
the Journalism class held a Back-to-School Dance for the middle school. It
was held it in the cafeteria from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The FEA and Journalism class
held the dance so middle school students could catch up with their friends' activities
from over the summer and get together with their classmates. The dance was also
held to help the FEA and the Journalism class raise money for the yearbook and
the FEA activities.
Mrs. Barbara Von Harten (the principal), Mrs. Dana Sanner (the science teacher),
and Mrs. Linda Reynolds (guidance counselor) were all there helping out with music
and the FEA was helping out with the food and drinks.
In the cafeteria during the lunch period, on the days before the dance was held, the
FEA had a ticket table and sold tickets.
The students wore their school clothes, because the dance was immediately after
school. The music that they played was from a current CD of popular music.
When the students arrived, they had to give their tickets to the ticket-taker in the
booth. Then they received two other tickets good for prizes and a beverage. There
was a drawing and students could win prizes with those tickets
Some of the students danced and some just ate and talked with their friends.
Volleyball Tryouts And School Spirit Days
By Gabrielle Cooper, Seventh-Grade Reporter
Have you been wondering when school sports started? Twice a week, students
who wanted to try out for the volleyball team met in the gym. The tryouts
were from 2:30 p.m. right after school to 4 p.m.
Barbara Ferreira, a current seventh
grader, tried out for the school team for
the first time. Barbara loves school spirit
days. She wears all school colors and gets
everyone pepped up for the games.
Volleyball needed to have at least six
people on the team. This year fifteen stu-
dents tried out. Olivia Lohnes, a current
eighth grader, was one who tried out for
the team. She has been playing volleyball
for three years and has played all her
middle school career. She also plays club
volleyball in Fort Myers. On Fridays she
gets so excited to wear the school colors,
blue and white. Olivia goes all out when it Volleyball team members ride the bus
comes to school spirit days. to an away game: (from the left) Crystal
comes to school spirit days.
This year there are two coaches, Trish Falde, Jordan Olson, Olivia Lohnes, and
Phillips and Christie Bradley. Coach Trish asey Photo by Gabrielle Cooper
says that for a student to make the team,
the student has to have a positive attitude,
take good direction, and is a team player! Coach Trish likes coaching, because she can
be involved in sports again.
This year The Sanibel School plays Fort Myers Christian, Southwest Florida
Christian Academy, Oasis Middle School, Evangelical Christian School, and
Coach Christie has been coaching at The Sanibel School for five years. She also
played beach volleyball and competed in the USBVA (United States Beach Volleyball
Association) beach tournament. She loves to see the students evolve into great play-

Sanibel Sea Dragons' Soccer Team
By Erik Howell, Seventh Grade Reporter
Coach Robert Price has been looking forward to the soccer season for quite a
while, not only for his favorite professional team (Liverpool), but also for The
Sanibel Sea Dragons. He had been playing soccer for just about all his life,
and this is what has made him such a great coach. He is the current head coach
for the school team and is highly respected by all the players.
He looks for certain abilities the players have with handling the ball; but not only
that; he also looks for players who are dedicated. Coach Price is confident that we
have a decent team this year. "We have some real talented players out here," stated
Coach Price.
One player who is very noticeable is eighth grader Aldo Ramirez. Aldo has played
on our school team for over two years, and he is very talented. Thomas Rizzo, a cur-
rent school soccer player who is also in eighth grade, agreed that if our team has
Aldo, chances are we will win. Lauren
Lockard, a seventh grader, said that Aldo
is a great soccer player. The team would
not have been able to become the players
that they are without Coach Price's train-
ing. For most of the practices, Coach Price
does about one hour's worth of drills and
then a half-hour of scrimmaging.
We have had a winning season so
far, including the victory over the highly
favored ECS, which we won 6-4, and Coach Price helps the team learn about
our arch rival Canterbury, which we won teamwork. Staff Photo
1-0. Many of the players who play for the
school team also play for other teams,
such as the off island team, known as the Sanibel Storm. So by the looks of things,
our school is going to have a great school soccer season.
BOX TOPS For Education
By Katie Chamberlain, Seventh Grade Reporter
xtra, extra read all about it! Mr. Joe Angelo is collecting BOX TOPS for
Education for the music department. BOX TOPS are small pink and white
coupons. They are located on many grocery store items. Each BOX TOP is
worth 10 cents to one dollar. This small amount makes a big difference, with your
help. That little piece of paper turns into sheet music, sound equipment, or even a
new instrument.
You may be wondering, How can I collect BOX TOPS?" Well, it's really easy
to find them. No need to go search through store aisles. You can just look in your
cupboard! BOX TOPS can be found anywhere on your General Mills brands, such as
(General Mills cereal), Pillsbury refrigerated products, Bisquick, Betty Crocker, Totino's
Pizza Rolls, Pop-Secret Popcorn, Fruit Roll-Ups, Nature Valley Snacks, Old El Paso
Tacos, Hamburger Helper, and Ziploc products. BOX TOPS for Education are now
included on many Kleenex, Cottonelle, and Hefty products. Next time you're eating
cereal, making brownies, or eating dinner, take the time to look on the box for one.
Once you cut the BOX TOPS out, you can send them with your child to school.
Just drop them off at the front office. Don't hesitate to give them to us! We need
them, and every BOX TOP counts. The campaign is all year long, even in the sum-
mer! We submit BOX TOPS two times a year and are goal is 6,000 to 8,000 BOX
TOPS this year. To achieve this goal, we need you.
This is very important to The Sanibel School! Please help us achieve our goal and
raise money for the school.

Congratulations To The Student Winners
students at The Sanibel School drew cartoons based on a conservation or
environmental theme and wrote a paragraph describing the message of their
cartoons. A selection of cartoons was sent to Doug MacGregor, editorial
Cartoonist at The News-Press for judging. Stephanie Crown won first place with
a cartoon about saving the trees. Isaac Bender won second place with a cartoon
about a building encroaching on our environment. Honorable mention was for the
cartoon about mollusks by Matthew Lucker. The winning cartoons will be on display
at the "Ding" Darling until October of 2011.0

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Sixth-Grade Reporters
Halle DuPre'
Erik Howell
Seventh-Grade Reporters
Allison Alvarado
Joey Aulino
Kathryn Chamberlain
Alexandria Cloutier

Gabrielle Cooper
Richard Walker
Eighth-Grade Reporters
Madi Weigel
Journalism Advisor
Peggy Drennan
Ted Dorman



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Captiva Golf

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Huge Success
submitted by Denice Beggs
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O n behalf of Captiva Holiday
Village, I would like to extend my
heartfelt thanks to the following
people that made the very first Captiva
Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade a huge
success. Our first year and about 50
carts participating - the creativity was
simply amazing.
I want to thank my committee mem-
bers: Barb Harrington, Royal Shell
Companies; Marcel Ventura, YOLO
Watersports; Jimi Batchelor and Keith
Charleton, Best Boat & Cart Rentals;
Nathalie Pyle, Captiva resident; Ruth
Thompson, Captiva Blooms; John
Beggs, Royal Shell Real Estate; Rob
Pailes, VIP Realty.
Checking everyone in and passing out
goodie bags for parade participants were
Terry and Jerry McClure. Many Captiva
businesses generously donated items for
these bags.
Our parade judges: Craig Wolf, NBC-
2; Erick Lindblad, SCCF; and Dave &
Billie Kay Miller, 'Tween Waters guests
took their responsibilities to heart and did
an excellent job interviewing the individual
golf cart decorators, and deliberated for
almost 30 minutes before making their
final decisions.
Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa &
Boutique along with Ruth Thompson of
Captiva Blooms provided gifts and flow-
ers as a way of saying thank you to the
judges. I thank you for your generosity
and kindness.
A special thank you to parade marshal
and awards host Victor Mayeron. You
set the stage and wrapped up the awards
ceremony with your usual flair!
The hard work and ingenuity of the
golf cart participants was rewarded with
prizes and trophies supplied by: South
Seas Island Resort who also hosted the
staging area, Best Boat & Cart Rental,
'Tween Waters, Tween Waters Spa,
Beach Bum Boat Rental, Island Sun
newspaper, and the Sanibel & Captiva
Islands Chamber of Commerce.
I want to send a huge thank you
to Perry Thompson of Thompson
Marketing. He burned the midnight oil

more than one night working on adver-
tising, program and website design. We
couldn't have done this without you.
Denise McKee, L3 Beach Photo
was our resident photographer and just
showed up at all the right times.
Will Prather and the Holly Jolly
Christmas Show cast of Broadway Palm
Dinner Theatre came all the way out to
Captiva on a show night and entertained
in the staging area of South Seas Island
Resort and then performed on the deck
at Royal Shell as the golf carts passed by.
Great music filled the street. What a treat
for all in the area!
Thank you to Joe Poppalardo, Alan
Falde, and Mike Sawicki of the Lee
County Sheriff's Department for keeping
us safe and directing traffic. Our parade
leaders Jeff Pawul and Zack Van Dyck of
Captiva Fire Department did a great job,
and bringing up the rear of the parade
were Mr. and Mrs. Claus, you know who
you are! We love you.
An extra special thank you to Barb
Harrington, who was at my side and
watched my back throughout the plan-
ning, execution and closure of the event
as well as my husband, John, for being a
sounding board and support.
Finally, I'd like to thank Paul
McCarthy, McCarthy's Marina who is
co-coordinator of the Captiva Holiday
Village. Paul kept stressing: "have no
small thoughts" and he was instrumental
in pulling this celebration together in a
few short weeks!
Each and every one played an integral
part for which I am extremely grateful.
Thank you :ll'
More Captiva parade photos page 27B

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Around The Islands
from around the world and some even
dressed like tourists shelling on the beach,
and the beautifully simple Willow Tree
nativity scenes.
Jingle is an interactive toy dog that
chimes in as you and your child read key
phrases from the Story Buddy coordinat-
ing book.
Arundel's has a huge selection of
boxed cards as well as individual greetings
(buy three and get $10 off certain nov-
elty items). And if you like to send photo
cards, the store does same-day turn-
around. Want Rudolph antlers and a big
red nose to decorate your car? They're
here too.
Now, all you need is some snow to
make your Christmas complete. And you
can buy it by the can. Just zip open the
can, add water and the snow starts float-
ing, just like the real thing.
Arundel's can be reached at 472-
Twilight Restaurant & Wine
Bar is now open in its new location on
Periwinkle Way.
The move marks a return to the inti-
mate approach to dining that the restau-
rant became famous for 15 years ago,
says Chef Robert Parks.
"I am enjoying reconnecting with my
customers. When they walk in the door, it
is like a family reunion," Parks said.
The restaurant serves delicacies such
as seafood, steaks, chops and pasta,
along with its noted grilled broccoli and
several vegetarian entrees. An extensive

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advertisers each week at
You can click through to their
Web sites for more
information about real estate,
shopping, restaurants and services.
Just click on the logos surrounding
the front page.

wine list is also offered.
Twilight Restaurant & Wine Bar is
located at 2430 Periwinkle Way. It opens
at 5 p.m. for dinner Tuesday through
Saturday. Reservations are accepted; call
Sanibel artist Myra Roberts will be
signing copies of her hardcover, limited
edition art book, Myra Roberts: Retro
Images From The Florida Coast, at
the Sanibel Island Bookshop on
December 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Roberts' vintage-style paintings often
take scenes from Sanibel and Captiva for
their subject matter. Roberts has recently
unveiled a line of full color greeting cards.
The Mucky Duck has live entertain-
ment Friday and Saturday nights on the

patio. The restaurant is at 11546 Andy
Rosse Lane, Captiva, phone 472-3434.
The Jacaranda has entertainment
Monday through Saturday from 7 to
11 p.m. Here's the line-up: Friday and
Saturday, The Captiva Band, classic rock,
blues and jazz; Monday, Renata, jazz,
contemporary music and dance; Tuesday,
Steve "Scooter" Reynolds, accoustic
guitar, contemporary music and dance;
Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contempo-
rary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot,
contemporary, reggae and dance. The
Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way,
phone 472-1771.
Gene Federico is playing at
Courtney's on Sanibel on Thursdays
and Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. and on
Sunday at the tiki bar from 2 to 5 p.m.
Courtney's is at 1231 Middle Gulf Drive,
phone 472-4646.
The Island Cow has live entertain-
ment 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. Phone 472-
The Stone Crab - A Shrimp &
Seafood House features Hospitality
Night with karaoke Sundays from 9 p.m.
to midnight; Wednesdays and Fridays,
the Danny Morgan Band; and Saturdays,
Buckeye Ken and Jim Burns. The Stone
Crab is at 2761 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel,
phone 472-0305,
Ellington's Jazz Bar and
Restaurant has live jazz seven nights
a week from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1244

Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
RC Otter's, 11506 Andy Rosse
Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with
dining inside and outside, phone 395-
Keylime Bistro on Captiva features
live entertainment seven days and nights
each week, phone 395-4000.
Danny Morgan plays on Tuesdays and
Thursday at Traders Store & Cafe,
phone 472-7242.
The Crow's Nest at 'Tween Waters
Inn, Captiva has entertainment Fridays
and Saturdays, starting at 9 p.m.
Sunshine Seafood Cafe at 8750
Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, has live
entertainment on Friday and Saturday
nights featuring jazz and relaxing dining
entertainment, phone 489-2233.
Restaurant owners/managers, please
e-mail or fax your entertainment sched-
ule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@
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Sells: 2pm Tue, Dec 28th
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Happy Holiday

Must Haves
by Jeanie Tinch
1. GET
out the candles by
S -a tithe boxful. From tall
and tapered to short
- and stout-candles
in all colors and
scents definitely set
a celebratory tone
and are so perfect
for almost every
room in your home. Nothing else softens
your rooms more than the soft glow of
Decorating Tip: Group your candles
in varying heights and in odd numbers.
Definitely the key to a successful candle
TOUCH! Nature's bounty is never better
on display than during the holiday. When
choosing plants to help add holiday
cheer, think beyond traditional poinset-
tias. Simply stacking fresh limes or lem-
ons in tall glass hurricanes will definitely
help you make an impressive statement.
Or consider mixing the freshness of pine
with shiny decorative ornaments for a
smashing holiday centerpiece. Even a
bouquet of fresh flowers or holly, mixed
with magnolia leaves, dogwood blooms
and curly willow branches would add
just a bit of the unexpected to a holiday

Decorating Tip: Create a fragrant
pomander by attaching cloves to fresh
FEAST! Planning for your special holiday
meal offers you the opportunity to design
a table setting that will truly be a feast
for the eyes. Consider adding a sparkly,
glistening silver or gold lame table runner
on top of your tablecloth-and bunch it up
rather than laying it flat from one end of
the table to the other. Your centerpiece
design should be in keeping with your
holiday theme. Try adding bows to the
stems of wine glasses. Fold your napkins
a special way and top them with tassels.
Small, beautifully wrapped gifts would be
a delightful surprise for your guests and
could double as place cards.
Decorating Tip: Your tablecloth
should be the backdrop setting for your
entire table design plan. Keep it solid,
simple and elegant.
when it comes to decorating your holiday
tree. Why not consider incorporating
ornaments that are a meaningful reflec-
tion of your own personality or pas-
sions. Perhaps you've collected holiday
ornaments from your travels-or you're
a dedicated beachcomber. Or maybe a
collection of antique toys could be artfully
displayed on and around your holiday
Decorating Tip: Make a decorative
statement as you consider decorating
your holiday tree. Make it unique, per-
sonal and above all, beautiful!

OH MY! Holiday inspired wreaths seem
to be an absolute must for any home. In
addition to their traditional place on the
entry door, or over your fireplace mantle,
smaller wreaths can also be used as drap-
ery tiebacks or napkin rings. And speak-
ing of mantles, consider creating a unique
theme for your mantle design. Perhaps a
special collection-or candle display-what-
ever your pleasure, be sure your display
varies in shape and size to create visual
Decorating Tip: Unify your display
with garland, ivy or magnolia leaves or
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by Bryan Hayes
So how many
lights can
I plug into that
one receptacle I
have on my lanai?
Before I get into
the meat of this
article I have to tell
you, I had written
out this really long

article with formulas, graphs and a story
about how my old math teacher would
be turning over in her grave. Blah,
blah blah. As usual, I gave the article to
Carol, our office manager, to read and
she did something she hadn't done in
the 10+ years that I have been writing

SPARKLE! Mirrors will help your room
shine with sparkle and drama. From mir-
rored chargers place on your dining room
table, to small decorative mirrors used to
enhance a candle display...the more the
Decorating Tip: Always be careful
when hanging a mirror that the mirror's
reflection is pleasing to the eye.
Jeanie Tinch is an interior decora-
tor on Sanibel. She can be reached at
jeanie@decden. net.0

articles. She asked my brother Todd to
read it as well.
It turns out that what I had written was
even more unreadable than ever before.
Todd started out with a highlighter to
mark what should be removed from the
article. So he starts highlighting the page,
he got halfway down with only a couple
of words that weren't neon yellow and
threw it on my desk stating it's hopeless-
ness. So here I sit rewriting the article.
Now to the meat of the article. Only
put three 100-foot strands of lights on
each 15 amp plug, that's it. Note: most
of your receptacles are a minimum of
15 amps. If you want to know any more
than that, let me know, I might be able to
dig out that highlighted article.
Thanks as always, Bryan
Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air condi-
tioning contractor He also owns, with
his brother Todd, an electrical busi-
ness on Sanibel. He can be reached at

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Children's Miracle Network Receives Top Producers, Sales And Listings
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RE/MAX of the Islands agents

RE/MAX of the Islands recently held its annual Christmas party aboard the
Sanibel Princess cruise boat chartered out of the Sanibel Harbour Marriott
Resort. Sales associates, staff, spouses and guests were in attendance.
Broker/owner of the local RE/MAX office, Art Corace, said, "We traditionally
announce the results of our Children's Miracle Network (CMN) fundraising efforts at
the Christmas party. We are proud to report our sales associates donated over $2,000
to CMN thus far in 2010." Corace's wife and company co-owner, Sandi Corace, said,
"It is important to know the local community benefits from our contributions because
All Children's Hospital on Colonial Boulevard is largely funded through Children's
Miracle Network."
Children's Miracle Network is also supported by the global RE/MAX franchise
real estate network system, operating in 84 countries with over 6,200 independently
owned offices and engaging over 92,000 member sales associates.4

Holiday Gift From Local Realtors

a a.

he Mike
and Trevor
Nette Team was
recognized as top
producing team, ,
top sales team and
top listing team in
October for VIP
Realty Group.
Since merging their
businesses together,
the McMurray and The McMurray and NE
Nette Team have
been the top selling real estate agents on
Sanibel and Captiva.
Lynda Traverso was recognized as top
sales agent for the month of October.
Traverso has been selling real estate on
Sanibel and Captiva for over 20 years.
Mary Lou Bailey was recognized as top
listing agent for the month of October.
Bailey is a member of the Sanibel-Captiva
Association of Realtors, the Florida
Association of Realtors and the National
Association of Realtors.
Debra Hobbs was recognized as top
producing agent for the month of October.
Association of Realtors and the Fort Myers

Lynda Traverso

Mary Lou Bailey Debra Hobbs
Hobbs is a member of the Sanibel-Captiva
Association of Realtors.A

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- by Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified
Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney, CPA

rom time to
time I'll be sit-
F ting down with
a client to plan her
estate and she'll
mention that she
wants a specific
account or funds
to be left to a des-
ignated individual.
While this strategy may work fine with
IRA accounts or life insurance policies-
since those assets can be designated via
a beneficiary form-I generally don't rec-
ommend leaving your normal financial
assets, such as stock, bond and broker-
age accounts in this manner. The prob-
lems associated with these strategies are
best illustrated by example.
Assume that Sarah's father worked for
the Disney Corporation for many years.
She inherited some of the Disney stock
he earned while working for the com-
pany and held onto those shares. Various
financial advisors warned her to diversify
her holdings, since the Disney stock had
grown to a point where it consisted of
a disproportionate share of her financial
portfolio. "Remember Enron," her finan-
cial advisors said. "You wouldn't want to
lose such a large chunk of your net worth
if this one company were to experience
financial difficulties or fail."
Nevertheless, Sarah held onto all of

her Disney shares-probably because
she felt that they were something more
than just financial assets. She felt like
they were a part of her father, who had
worked so hard to accumulate the shares
and to leave them to her and to her sib-
lings. So she wouldn't sell them.
Now when it came time to plan her
estate, Sarah is sitting down with me and
wants her legal documents to leave these
Disney shares to one of her daughters,
Betty. Sarah's father had a special affinity
for Betty, and that's why Sarah feels that
she would like to leave Betty the Disney
shares, which Sarah considers to have
more value than just their share price.
Sarah feels like she will be leaving Betty
her grandfather's legacy.
While this is all well and good, Sarah
should exercise caution before carrying
out this strategy. In my illustration assume
that Sarah has four children and wants all
four of them treated equally. So what do
we do if the Disney stock is worth more
than 25 percent of the value of Sarah's
estate at the time of her death? By leav-
ing all of the Disney shares to Betty, will
Betty not then receive a disproportionate
share of the estate? What if instead the
Disney shares plummet in value just prior
to Sarah's death?
While formula clauses can be built
into Sarah's estate plan, you might begin
to see the problems associated with it.

There are other problems. Let's say that
late in life Sarah needs to go into a nurs-
ing home. Her trustee or Sarah's agent
under her durable power of attorney
decide to sell some or all of the Disney
shares to pay for Sarah's continued care.
What happens then? What happens if the
Disney shares are no more and Sarah no
longer has capacity to change her trust or
will documents?
What about the executor's liability dur-
ing the administration process? Generally
speaking after the death of a loved one,
the executor has a duty to act as a pru-
dent investor. That would mean diversify-
ing the portfolio to guard against a fall in
the price of the assets during the course
of the administration. But when a specific
stock is directed to a specific beneficiary,
then the executor becomes stuck between
the proverbial rock and hard place.
What if Betty has no interest in hold-
ing so much Disney stock anyway? Can
she direct the trustee to sell after Betty's
death? If so, are the proceeds still consid-
ered Betty's?
Not only does leaving a specific
company stock to a beneficiary pose
problems, but the same can be said of a
desire to leave specific bank or broker-
age accounts. An example of this desire
would be to "leave my Wachovia account
#1000567 to my grandson, Jerry".
What happens when Wachovia is
bought by Wells Fargo (as has occurred)
and the bank and account number
change? Has this gift lapsed? This hap-
pens quite frequently in the banking and
financial world. What if the reference was
to a UBS brokerage account but between

the time the will was drafted and the
decedent's death, his broker moved to
Northern Trust? What if the funds of the
intended account are commingled with
another account? What if the account
funds are spent-either partially or
When you have desires like these-or if
your documents contain similar provisions
to the ones that I describe above-you
should discuss these issues with your
estate planning counsel. Allow him or her
to recommend changes that may be able
to satisfy your intent but limit the prob-
lems that may arise.
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at www.sbshlaw.com.r

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ost people consider diabetes a
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it, your only option is to man-
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By shifting the focus away from just
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them to lose weight and repair cell dam-
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These five simple steps include add-
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outlines the dietary supplements that will
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perspective in the treatment of diabetes.
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event on Sanibel and Captiva. This
year, Captiva added the very first
Golf Cart Parade. With over 50 entries,
plans are already under way for next
year's parade. It was a huge success for
the golf cart committee, spearheaded
by Denice Beggs, Captiva resident and

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services to meet the growing needs of local families dealing with a life threatening
Candlelighters of Southwest Florida will present the 11th annual Brighten My World
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have been touched by cancer or blood-related disease. The artwork offers a unique
insight into the special issues children face as they deal with a life threatening illness
and provides the public with a unique view from a child's prospective of a painful
memory or hopefully a more memorable family time spent with their new friends at
Brighten My World art will be displayed throughout the holiday season as part
of a national effort to raise greater awareness of the special needs of young cancer
patients, children with blood disorders and their siblings.
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Snow Pile Of Gifts Dr. Connie Is In

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The Children's Hospital of
Southwest Florida is hoping to
make things a little brighter this
year for the families of children who will
be spending their holiday in a hospital
bed, and help is needed.
To help relieve some of these families'
holiday stress, parents will be given the
opportunity to shop in a snow pile made
up of donated presents, selecting gifts for
their hospitalized child and for any other
children in the family.
Volunteers will also be standing by to
wrap gifts and serve hot chocolate and
People can drop off unwrapped gifts
for any age group, newborn to 18, in the
bin at the atrium at HealthPark Medical
Center where The Children's Hospital is
located through Monday, December 20.
A successful snow pile will reduce the
need for families of hospitalized children
to shop, leaving them more time to
spend together. Toys may also distract
young patients, if only for a brief time,
from their illness or injury.
To prevent any issues surrounding
infection control, all donated toys must be
new. Books and DVDs suitable for a chil-
dren's hospital are encouraged as well as
crayons and coloring books, and general
toys and games.

by Constance
Q: Do you have
any suggestions on
how to respond
t i to my partner in a
S' a more loving way
rather than react-
A: When your
mind is full of
gentle, soothing,
positive thoughts, it is much easier to feel
love and compassion. If you have these
thoughts and you even try to get irritated,
I bet it will be difficult! The qualities of a
ances and anger. Often we react when
we are overwhelmed or angry. Instead,
as you think gentle thoughts, your qual-
ity of life will be reinforced and you will
respond from a place of kindness rather
than react, and everyday things won't
bother you or seem like a big deal.
It is also important to keep a sense of
humor. That can sustain a positive per-
spective on life and keep it simple.
Dr Clancy is a licensed mental
health therapist, certified hypno-
therapist, life coach, author and public
speaker You may email Dr Connie at
connie@drconstance.com or call

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New Telephone
System At
HealthPark Medical Center and
Medical Plaza One will have new
telephone numbers December
13 when a new telephone system is
launched in both locations.
Lee Memorial Health System is replac-
ing the facilities' existing system with a
new telephone system by Cisco that will
provide more advanced communication
capabilities and better patient care, said
Mike Smith, chief information officer for
the health system.
The new system features an auto-
mated patient directory for those trying
to contact patients, meaning nurses and
other caregivers will not have to answer
the telephone at their units to transfer
calls to patients' rooms.
"We had an extremely smooth transi-
tion when we replaced the old phone
system at Lee Memorial Hospital and the
Medical Officer Center in early August,"

Smith said. "We expect the same at
HealthPark Medical Center, and do not
anticipate our patients or the general
public will experience any difficulties."
The new telephone system also fea-
tures a daily reporting system that will
help identify which departments are
receiving the highest volumes of calls
at what times of the day, so staff can
be adjusted during peak call times to
decrease wait times and improve cus-
tomer satisfaction.
The Cisco system also has more
advanced features that will be activated
over time. All of the new telephone
numbers will have a "343" exchange.
Phone numbers at either facility that
already have the "343" exchange will not
If a person calls one of the old tele-
phone numbers at HealthPark Medical
Center or Medical Plaza One after
December 12, one of three things will
* The main department numbers auto-
matically will be forwarded to the new
telephone number if someone calls the
old main line for the hospital or Medical

Plaza One, or any of the old main depart-
ment numbers.
* If the individual re-recorded their
voicemail greeting, the caller will receive
a voicemail message stating the new
telephone number for that department or
* The caller will receive a notification
that the number is no longer in service. If
this occurs, the caller should contact the
main department number or the main
number for the hospital or Medical Plaza
One to be transferred.
Gulf Coast Medical Center, Lee
Memorial Hospital and the Medical Office
Center, the Information Systems offices
on College Parkway and The Sanctuary
Outpatient Center already have the new
Cisco telephone system. Cape Coral
Hospital's phones will be updated during
the 2011-12 fiscal year.#

From page 8B
Surging Everblades Face First-
Place Greenville in Crucial Home
Series this Weekend
After winning five straight road
games, six in a row overall, the Florida
Everblades return to the home ice of
Germain Arena this week for three cru-
cial games in four days against the first-
place Greenville Road Warriors.
The 15-9 Everblades are 8-2 in the
last 10 games and have moved into sec-
ond place in the ECHL South Division
just three points behind Greenville. The
five-game road sweep included two wins
at Cincinnati and victories at Kalamazoo,
Reading and Elmira.
The home series against Greenville
began Wednesday night at Germain and
will conclude with Friday and Saturday
night contests. The puck drops at 7:30
p.m. tonight, Friday, with a 7 p.m. start
tomorrow, Saturday.0




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,) on Sanibel & Captiva

Lie. & Ins. Tile, Marble, Stone, with
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Tile samples
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Misty ID# 489851

My name is Misty and I was found with my buddy wandering in the park. We
were both badly matted and covered with burrs. My buddy found a home but
I'm still waiting. I'm a very happy and energetic dog and I'd love to go home
for the holidays and spend forever with you. My adoption fee is $75.
I'm Moses and I'm very playful and entertaining to watch but if you're in a quiet
mood I can make a fast switch to cuddly lap kitty. I would love to find my forever
home before the holidays. My adoption fee is $50.
For information about this week's pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on
to Animal Services' website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the
animal's ID number The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if
these or any other pets are still available.

The shelter is open
for adoptions from
11:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Monday through
Saturday. The shelter
is located at 5600
Banner Drive, Fort
Myers, next to the Lee
County Sheriff's Office,
off Six Mile Cypress
All adoptions
include spay/neuter
surgery, age-appro-
priate vaccinations,
rabies vaccination and
county license if three
months or older, flea
treatment, worming,
heartworm test for
dogs six months and
over, feline AIDS and
leukemia test for cats,
training DVD, 10-day
health guarantee, and
a bag of Science Diet
pet food.
The adoption pack-
age is valued at $500.# Moses ID# 488043
From page 26B
preserve their eyesight, and spare their limbs from the damage often caused by diabe-
tes. The book also shows readers the valuable impact that the right foods and the right
supplements-in the right amounts-can make in reducing blood sugar levels, aiding
weight loss, and restoring vibrant health to everyone with diabetes.
Cohen has been a licensed pharmacist for more than 20 years, is the author of
The 24 Hour Pharmacist, and writes the syndicated health column, Dear Pharmacist.
She has made numerous appearances on television and radio including the The View
and the The Dr Oz Show, and she speaks to dozens of consumer and professional
organizations annually.#




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Windows Plus Licensed & Insured
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($40 per hour with 3 hour min.)


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u CGC 150-77-08
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All Types of Hurricane Protection Including Impact Windows
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Island Home Maker/Companion Service
The Original Companion Care Service on the Islands.

We are here to help you!
We provide:
Transportation, errands, shopping, laundry,
ironing, meal preparation
light house keeping and pet therapy


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One Hour (60 minute) massage $85.00
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Office Phone & Fax

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Fishing Charters * Shelling * Sightseeing
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Sanibel "catching" Fishing
Have a blast "catching"
snook, redfish, trout, tarpon and
more aboard Sea Reed Charters.
Captain Clarence Reed
(239) 292-8201
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For Information
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Please Call

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(239) 246-4716
*RR 11/27 NCTFN

Sanibel Island
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Fixer Uppers
Free recorded Message
1-800-667-5076 ID#1048
Distress Sales
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Moran Team RE/MAX of the Islands
SR 7/30 B TFN

Brian Johnson

VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
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1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
3BR/2BA, Lake View
Asking $399,000
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1613 Sand Castle Road
Dunes Golf Course Views
Beautiful Decking & Porches
3BR/3BA, Vaulted Ceilings
Asking $399,000

Mobile: 910-3099
Office: 472-5187
*RS 12/3 NC TFN

Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
Call 851-3506

Very tidy, updated, turnkey.
Periwinkle Park #30, 36' single-wide
with tiled lanai, washer/dryer, central air.
Privately located on pond. Available now.
$79,900. Call 239-246-5769
*RR 11/19 CC TFN


Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
SR 2/12 BTFN

*RS 12/10 BMTFN

New Edition of
"Glenn's Gude to Buying & Selling
Sanibel & Captiva Real Estate"
75 Pages if essential information for anyone
considering buying or selling on the Island.
Call, Email or go to
for your free copy.
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Straight Sale, not a short sale or
foreclosure. Close to both Sanibel and Fort
Myers Beach. New paint, New Carpet, New
Dishwasher, New microwave, Tile Lanai,
New Bathroom Vanities and much more.
Positive Cash Flow. Renter in Place.

Call Chris Potter at
to see this property.
SanCap One Source Realty
*NS 7/30 NCTFN

Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
*NS 3/12 NC TFN

Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Rates Offered!

S"Islander Center" on Sanibel
* Prime Periwinkle Frontage
* High Traffic Tenants
* Excellent Parking
* Immediate Occupancy
* Local/Pro-Active Owners
* Flexible Space Available
Call Today!
SR 4/30 B TFN

Small office or retail units available in
historic courtyard, downtown Fort Myers.
Reasonable rent.
Call 239-246-4716
*NR 10/8 NC TFN

For rent in historic courtyard, downtown
Fort Myers. Reasonable rates.
Walking distance to courthouse.
Ideal for attorney/client meetings.
Printer, copier, fax & WiFi provided.
Food & beverage may be arranged.
Call 239-850-4646 or 239-537-8856.
*RR 10/8 NC TFN

700 SQ. FT on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Reasonable Rates.
Call Joe at 516-972-2883
*NS 11/19 BM 1/21

North Captiva Island, 1.59 acres approved
for 4,200 sq, ft, lodge, 10 cabins w/15
rooms, restaurant, pool, pool bar.
2/3 Interest in buildable Commercial Canal
front lot PLUS 8 BOAT SLIPS. Build a
thriving resort mgt. business or use as the
perfect fishing lodge compound for friends
and family. $1.2 Mil. Resort Properties
International LLC lic. FL real estate
broker Call 239-395-2214 or visit
QNR 11/26 CC 12/17

The Moran Team

arpon Beach 204

ureat view! ureat income!
!!!Great Bargain!!!

We'll sell your property
within an agreed upon
time or we'll pay you up
to $5,000 at closing:

Get Free
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(239) 443-0110
RE/MAX of the Islands


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East End Sanibel location, commercial
zoning with more than 100 approved
uses plus dozens of conditional uses.
Free standing building, over 1,150 sq. ft.
Asking $485,555. Call Charles Sobczak,
VIP Realty at 239-850-0710 to learn more
about this outstanding opportunity.
*NR 11/26 CCTFN


3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool,
in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal
and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or
*RS12/3 PP 3/25

Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906

Island Vacations
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
* Cottages * Condos * Homes *
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
S 10/9 BTFN

Rent direct from 3,000 owners of Casa Ybel.
2 Bedroom Vacation condos, sleeps 6.
For rent (weekly) or sale by owners.
All units have screened porches on Gulf.
NEW: include contact with owners of
South Seas time shares
Tortuga Beach Club
Sanibel Cottages
SAVE: rent or purchase direct from owner!
*RR 11/5 CC 12/10

2 bedroom, 1 bath.
Recently remodeled,
quiet Sanibel neighborhood.
Reasonable monthly rates.
*NR 11/26 CC 12/31


Sandy & John are an English couple who
have been coming to Sanibel for 30+
years. They love & care for the homes they
rent. Sadly, the on-the-beach home on
West Gulf Drive they have rented for the
last few years is no longer available. They
seek similar with pool, West Gulf Drive,
Waters Edge Lane or Rue Bel Mer, mid Oct
to mid Nov. Prefer direct relationship with
owner. Contact: john@flewin.com
QNR 12/3 CC 12/10

Two bedroom two bath, carport, lake view,
$900 a month unfurnished,
$2,500 a month furnished.
Call 239-395-3936.
*RS 11/12 CC TFN


Share 3br/2bath canal house on Sanibel
Near causeway. Pet welcome. You get
two rooms - bedroom and "den/office" and
private full bath. $675 monthly.
*RR 12/10 CC 12/10


Over looking Gulf, 2 miles from causeway,
3BD/2BA, over 2,000 sq. ft. plus large
lanai, full facilities and activities, yearly
rental $1,750 monthly. 516-967-3789
*RS 11/26 CCTFN

For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 BTFN

For annual rental. Beautiful brand new
carriage home in the gated community of
Lucaya. First floor, 2BR/2BA/den/garage
with 2,400 ft. living space. Light and airy,
quiet preserve view. Resort style living.
A must see!!!
Call 239-745-5805 or 516-764-2531.
Don't let this one get away!!!
*NR 12/3 CC 12/17

2 Bedroom duplex, Berber carpet, large
screened porch $975 plus utilities.
Owner pays water and trash pick-up.

2/3 BR 2 Bath with pool on canal.
No pets, no smoking.
$1,600 a month plus utilities.
*NS 12/10 CCTFN

Only a few items remain. Loveseat $150,
2-End Tables $45/ea, Bamboo TV Stand
$75, White wicker Dresser $70,
3-Wicker night stands $30/ea, 7-pc Casual
Palm Lanai set $550. 848-7192
*NS 12/10 PC 12/10


This Large UF Executive home offers a cul-de-sac
road, overlooks lake to golf course, garage + cov-
ered parking, Rarely available 4 BR/3 BA.
This gorgeous fully furnished home, offers
privacy with this cul-de-sac location,
canal front, boat lift, & minutes to beach.
Two bedroom, two bath, plus,
canal, pool, & elevator.
Once you see this, you will want to call it Home!
This rare offering of a one bedroom/one bath
Condo. On the east end of the Island.
Offered furnished at $900/month.
Rarely available, this 2 bedroor/1 bath
UF duplex, is cute, clean and minutes
to Beach. $950/mo.

Call on these Island Rentals and ask about
our other Island Properties for rent.
Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975

SGulf Beach Properties, Inc.
Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner
*RS 12/10 BMTFN

Single family home in wonderful, quiet,
natural development west end of Sanibel.
Large landscaped lot one home away from
beach with private beach path. 3,300 sq ft,
3-4 bedrooms (most with private porches),
3 baths, large open living area, kitchen
open to large dining area, screened porch
off living/dining areas. Laundry room on
main floor features second fridge. House
has elevator & two-car garage. Community
has several pools, tennis courts & lovely
natural lagoons. $3,800/mo. + util.
Unfurnished/Annual rental only.
Call 917-680-4440.
*NR 12/3 CCTFN

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

We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
If you are interested, please contact
Marguerite Jordan at 472-3644 Ext. 3
or visit our website www.crowclinic.org


M-F, 10am-3pm.
Sanibel office.
Fax resume to 472-3302 or e-mail to
jmslaw@centurylink net
*NR 12/10 CC 12/17

For Only $12 Per Week -

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Send it to ads@IslandSunNews.com


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3 Bedroom, 21/2 Bath
Fully Furnished/Unfurnished
Outstanding Golf course view
$1,500 per month, 219-775-6150.
*NS 12/10 CC TFN

Looking for energetic person with
knowledge of cars and enjoys the public.
Apply at BP, 1015 Perwinkle Way, Sanibel.

Full Time ESE Teacher
Full Time Language Arts Teacher
Please call Maureen at 472-1617
*NS 12/10NCTFN



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Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva *239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN

Full Range of Services * Excellent
Organizational Skills * Island Resident
* Licensed & Insured * 24/7
Call Lisa 239-472-8875

While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
Call 395-1649.
RS 11/12 NCTFN

Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
your clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN

Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
SR 4/9 B TFN

Residential Commercial
Interior Windows * Carpet Cleaning
Jennifer Watson
SR 11/13 N TFN

Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
*RR 11/19 CC 12/10

In piano, saxophone, flute.
On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers.
Qualified, experienced teacher.
Call 239-989-7799
*RR 10/8 CCTFN

Phoebe's Nest is a Early Learning
& Development Program for Infants
& Toddlers. Offering full & part time
schedules for BOTH Infants and Toddlers
through 36 months. Contact Director
Beth Kindt for more info at 472-NEST or
info@phoebesnest.com. Located at 459
Periwinkle Way on the east end of Sanibel.
*RR 11/19 CC TFN

Bob Adams
Residential |
"Handyman" "
(Carpentry, maintenance -tolets, faucets, celng fans, siding doors etc)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 M TFN

The original companion care service on
the Islands. We are here to help you!
We provide transportation, errands,
shopping, laundry, ironing,
meal preparation, light
housekeeping & pet therapy.
Please call 472-3327

Doors and Windows - Pickup and delivery
on Sanibel island available.
Prompt service.
*RR 12/3 CC12/24

Cooking/House Cleaning and more!
Very affordable rates!
Many references.
Call Bonnie at 877-249-7472.
*NS 11/19 CC 1/7


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.
SR 4/28 N TFN


For diabetic test strips!
If you have extra test strips, we will buy
them. Every day there are those that go
without testing...
CALL 239-731-3234
*NR 11/19 CC 12/10



36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN

33 VOLUMES 1992
Excellent Condition
,NS 9/3 NC TFN

Paid over $1,000.
Will sell each for $225.
Specialty bikes. Gorgeous. Comfy.
Used rarely!
*NR 12/3 CC 12/24

Denmark Interiors Maple Desk.
30" x 60" w/ File Drawers.
Like New, Half Price.
$290. 395-1649
*RS 10/8 NCTFN




Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN

Prime east end direct access
dockage seawall, electricity, water,
parking only minutes to the gulf!
Call: 470-2866
*NS 11/19 CC TFN


Single space access near 1,600 sq ft.
Single user only.
*RR 12/3 BM 12/10


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
Fire Department
Sanibel ............................................ . 472-5525
Captiva ................ . ................... .......... 472-9494
Florida Marine Patrol .............. . .................. 332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol .............. . ................ 278-7100
Poison Control ............... ..................1 -800-282-3171
Chamber of Commerce .................................. 472-1080
City of Sanibel .................. ...................... . 472-4135
Administrative Office .................. ................ 472-3700
Building Department .................. ................ 472-4555
Community Housing and Resources ................... ... 472-1189
Planning Department................................... 472-4136
Sanibel . ....................................... . 472-2483
Captiva .............................. ..............472-2133
Post Office
Sanibel ....................................... . 472-1573
Sanibel (toll free) .................. ............... 800-275-8777
Captiva ..............................................472-1674
Sanibel Community Association ........................ ...472-2155
Senior Center .. . ............ .................... 472-5743
Arcade Theater. ................ ...................... 332-4488
Art League Of Fort Myers ... ............................ 275-3970
BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts)................. 395-0900
Broadway Palm DinnerTheatre ................... ..... ...278-4422
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers ...................... 472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony ................ ................. 472-6197
Lee County Alliance for the Arts ........................ . . 939-2787
Naples Philharmonic..................................... 597-1111
The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater ..................... 472-6862
Sanibel Music Festival ................ . ................ 336-7999
Sanibel-Captiva Art League ............................. 472-4258
S.W. Florida Symphony................................... 418-0996
ABWA (American Business Women's Assoc.) ................ 472-4499
.... ............................. or csimontacchi@ earthlink.net
American Legion Post 123 .............................. 472-9979
Angel Flight SE ............................... 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
Audubon Society ............... ..................... 472-3156
Sanibel Bike Club ........................... sanibelbicycleclub.org
Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva ............ ..... 274-5900
CROW (Clinic ForThe Rehabilitation of Wildlife) .............. 472-3644
FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here). ............. ... 472-0404
Sanibel Island Fishing Club ............................. 472-7257
Horticultural Society of the Islands ...................... .. 472-6940
Horticulture and Tea Society of Sanibel and Captiva........... 472-8334
Kiwanis Club ................ . ................... ..... 472-2121
League of Women Voters. ............................... 472-6689
Lions Club (Tom Rothman). .............................. 395-3248
Master Gardeners of the Islands ........................ . . 472-6940
Newcomers ................. .. ................. ...... 472-9332
Notre Dame Club of Lee County ........................ . . 768-0417
Optimist 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
SanibelYouth Soccer .................................... 395-2040
The Military Officers Assc. of America
(MOAA, Alex MacKenzie) .............................. 395-9232
United Way of Lee County ................................ 433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline ...... (24 hour information line) 211 or 433-3900
Zonta Club ................ . . .................. ....... 671-6381
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum .............................395-2233
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge .................. 472-1100
Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. ................. .... ...472-4648
SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) ............. 472-2329


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If you are interested in listing your island property contact
the island's oldest and most prominent real estate company.
We get results!

JNA will be collecting unwrapped toys
for the St. Isabel's Womens Guild to
give to children in their missions.

Please drop an unwrapped toy at our
office at 1149 Periwinkle Way

Sanibel Arms West
This 1st floor unit
offers 2 bedroom,
2 bath and 2 lanai.
Located just steps
from the beach
and overlooks the
pool. Unit has been
completely remodeled and cheerfully decorated.
Comes fully furnished. Complex offers; on-site
rentals, roof top sundeck, caged pool, BBQ grills,
laundry room, tennis courts also bike and movie
rentals. Offered for $459,000. Contact Cathy or
Ralph Galietti at 239/826-5897 or Nancy Finch
at 239/822-7825.

Coconut Creek

home was built
on 2 lake front
lots. The home
has 3 new A/C
units, 3 new hot
water heaters
and new pool
equipment, a remodeled kitchen also comes with
guest quarters consisting of 1 bedroom, 1 bath
and kitchen. A rare find. Excellent views. Offered
for $599,000. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti
at 239/826-5897 or Nancy Finch 239/822-7825

Exclusive Riverfront Estate
Located in St
Charles Harbour
this 6400+
square foot
home offers
outstanding river
views, private
80 ft. pier, 4
car garage, 2 fireplaces, huge pool area with
outdoor kitchen, private guest suite, 2 laundry
rooms, butler pantry, whole house generator.
Additional dock available in central marina,
MUST See. Priced reduced to $3,895,000.
Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825.

Sanibel Harbour
A location that enhances paradise! This is truly an
idyllic setting with the ever changing magnificence
of the sunrises and sunsets, with the Sanibel
Causeway in the distance. This 2 bedroom, 2
bath home boasts new motorized shutters and
screens, ceramic tile floors and new Karastan
carpet, California closets, new stainless steel
appliances, garbage disposal, new hot water heater,
crown molding and raised panel doors. Completely
furnished with a few exceptions. Bright and freshly
painted. A social membership in the Sanibel Harbour
Yacht Club is also included. Boaters love this location with direct access to the Gulf and
River. Boat dockaminiums are reasonably priced. Offered for $324,900.
Contact Marianne Stewart 2391560-6420.

Jonathan Harbour Beautiful
Olde Florida Style Home
Beautiful Olde Florida
style home on magnificent
large lot with gazebo style
boat house with dock and
lift. This is a rare amenity
direct access gated
community with pool,
tennis and clubhouse all
within 10 minutes of the Gulf. Home has a warm feeling with
true elegance. Beautiful kitchen, office, family room and large
master suite with sun deck overlooking Mack Bay. Offered for
$1,595,000. Contact Cathy or Ralph Galietti at
239/826-5897 or Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825.

Get Away From it All
- Enjoy the
views and relaxing
atmosphere of
riverfront living
on this 1/ acre+ secluded property.. Over 3200
sq. ft. of living area in this 3BR, 2 1/2 bath home.
Den/office or sitting area off of master BR. Both
baths have been updated. Beautiful wood floors
in main living area; 2 patios - 1 open, and 1
enclosed with quality windows and tile floor.
Dock and lift included. Don't miss your chance
to live ON THE RIVER at this incredible price.
Separate out building/workshop. Just Reduced
$369,000. Short Sale bring offers!
Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825

Jonathan HarbourTownhome
This 2 bedroom, 2
bath end unit town
home is in excellent
condition, 10,000
boat lift,plenty
of storage, open
floor plan with
high ceilings, new
kitchen with granit pretty view over looking Mac
Bay. 2 car garage can tandem 4 cars or store your
flats boat! Community pool, tennis and clubhouse
all on a private island. Direct access to the Gulf
(approx. 10 min). Beautiful landscaping add to
this property's appeal. Offered for $790,000.00.
Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897
or Nancy Finch 239/822-7825

Rare Find In Crown Colony
Peaceful lake view
in the prestigious
Crown Colony Golf
& Country Club.
This 3 bedroom,
2 bath Ibis model
has has lake and
golf exposure
from the private heated pool, with a view of the
preserve in the background. No other buildings
are in sight to affect your wonderful view. This is
one of only six (6) homes currently listed under
$400,000 out of the 352 total houses in the
community. Membership in the Golf and Country
Club is optional, but included with purchase if
desired. Offered for $379,000.
Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789

1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 www.jnaislandrealestate.com

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