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NOVEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 6:49 5:38 6:50 5:38 6:50 5:37 6:51 5:37 6:52 5:37 6:53 5:36 6:53 5:36 VOL. 19, NO. 21 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 18, 2011 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands A ASECTIONHoliday Care Packages Campaign For Troops In Harms Way A Successsubmitted by Ted TysonAt the Veteranss Day Ceremony sponsored by the City of Sanibel and Lee Coast Military Officers Associations of America, I had the honor of reporting the results of the Sanibel-Captiva 2011 campaign to send holiday care packages to the troops in harms way. The campaigns goal of sending 500 Care packages was reached and surpassed by generous donations from island businesses, residents, visitors and workers. The total amount donated was $13,200. Your generosity means that the Lee Memorial Health System Military Support Unit (LMHS Mil-Sup) will be able to send approximately 660 packages to the troops, 160 more than originally hoped for. Troops share the contents, on average, with four to six of their buddies, so it is believed that the 660 packages will bring holiday joy and the understanding that the continued on page 10Lions Christmas Trees On The WayThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club continues its tradition of service as its members prepare for the annual sale of Christmas trees on the islands. The premium Fraser Christmas firs have been freshly cut and will be shipped in refrigerated trucks from North Carolina just in time for Thanksgiving weekend. They will be located in the Baileys Center, between the Grog Shop and Island Cinema. The tree lot will open on November 26. You can stop by to pick your special tree any day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wed like to thank everyone in advance for supporting this holiday tradition. We hope to sell more trees this year than ever! said Tom Hoover, a past president of the Lions Club. During this period the Lions will also host another one of their popular fish fries. The fish fry will take place on Luminary evening Friday, December 2, at The Community House. The event will start at 4 p.m. and last until the fish runs out. The menu will feature fresh fried fish, cheese grits, baked beans, coleslaw, choice of beverages and apple pie. As usual, even carry-out will be available! There is an $8 suggested donation for adults; children under five will be admitted for free. Money raised at the fish fry will benefit the Lions Summer Camp Scholarships for individuals with learning and other disabilities who will be able to attend Quests Camp Thunderbird program. For more information about the camp, visit: www.questinc. org. Dr. Steve Brown hands a donation to Holly Quick Folk Legend Livingston Taylor In ConcertPop legend Livingston Taylor returns to Sanibel 8 p.m. Saturday, November 26, for a special Thanksgiving weekend performance at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road. He has enjoyed a lustrous career in music as a singer-songwriter since the release of his self-titled debut in 1970 and critically acclaimed second release, Liv. A virtuoso on guitar and piano, Taylor is the musician behind the top 40 hits I Will Be In Love with You and Ill Come Running. Other notable releases over the years include Three Way Mirror, Mans Best Friend, Life is Good, Good Friends and Bicycle. Taylor has also enjoyed the honor of collaborating with folk legends Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill, and his brother, James, for whom Taylor wrote lyrics for the double Grammywinning 1997 album, Hourglass. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres folk, pop, gospel, jazz and from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads. Taylor keeps a busy schedule touring internationally and instructing the next generation continued on page 14Kids Fishing Derby This Saturday On CausewayKids of all ages who are able to hold their own fishing poles may participate in the free inaugural Ding Darling Kids Fishing Derby to be held on the Sanibel Causeway Islands Park (Island A) on Saturday, November 19. J N Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) are co-sponsoring this first annual derby. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on the causeway, and the first group of children ages nine and younger fish from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Ages 10 to 15 start at 10:30 and finish at noon. Judges will record catches during both sessions and an awards ceremony will take place after each session. Based upon total inches of fish caught, the refuge will award first, second, and third place prizes, plus awards for the largest and smallest fish hooked, in both age categories. Participants should bring their own fishing poles, but a limited amount of loaner poles will be available. Tarpon Bay Explorers will be supplying the bait. At noon, participants can have free hot dogs compliments of DDWS. Throughout the day, volunteers and staff will teach fishing skills and safe, ethical fishing practices and engage children in fish crafts. Were so excited about this new, fun educational event, said Ranger Becky Wolff, the refuges education specialist. We are so happy to be able to open this derby to all kids. The event is made possible by support from the Bait Box, Sanibel-Captiva Fishing Club, Shallow Bait, Dale Shirley and Lee County Parks & Recreation. For more information, contact Wolff at Rebecca_Wolff@fws.gov or 472-1100 ext. 236. Livingston Taylor photo by Albie Colantonio
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 20112 Join The Shellabration! Shellabration 2012! is an islandwide, week-long celebration of the Sanibel Shell Fair and Show, designed as a tribute to our islands shell bounty. The celebration will run from February 26 through March 4, with The Shell Fair and Show running March 1 to 3 at The Community House. Shellabrators from around the island are joining in on the excitement with events and promotions. Everybody is invited to participate. A calendar of events will be prepared and promoted in local and national publications, so let us know what you plan to do! Below is current list of Shellabrators! Amys Something Special, located at 630 Tarpon Bay Road will offer a 15 percent discount on locally made shell pendants wrapped in sterling silver. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, free admission on Monday, February 27. BIG ARTS, Show your Shell Smarts at BIG ARTS! During Shell Fair week, between February 27 and March 3, visitors are invited to bring a shell to BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road, or BIG ARTS at 2244 Periwinkle Way (by the Sanibel Bean), or the Herb Strauss Theater at 2200 Periwinkle Way (directly across from the Shell Fair). Identify the shell, add it to our collection, and receive special discounted ticket pricing on select BIG ARTS programs from February 27 through March 3. In addition, the Sanibel-Captiva Art League will have a special shell-themed exhibit in the Herb Strauss Theater lobby. Billys Bike And Rentals will be giving all customers (online and in-store) a raffle ticket for a chance to own a signed Shellabration! poster designed by artist Pam Brodersen. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village will have several shell collections on display throughout Shellabration! week inside the Rutland Home, Burnap Cottage, Morning Glories and the Schoolhouse. In addition, there will be a shell collection from Thomas Edison with a letter to authenticate it from Mina Edison. JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge will have ranger-led beach walks at the refuges Perry Tract at Gulfside Park; shell-related Reading at the Refuge session with shell craft (Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m.); free touch tank demo at Tarpon Bay Recreation Area; Blair Witherington, author of Floridas Living Beaches lecture on March 2. Great White Grill has created its own microbrew, Shellabraton! Beer, and will be available during Shellabration! week. Shellabration! Beer Specials all week. JB Designs will have cards designed by local photographer/artist Boyd Johnson of Sanibel shells; free sanddollar with purchase of $20 or more during Shellabration! week. Sanibel Sea Shells. Stop by to play a round of scavenger jeopardy; www. seashells.com. She Sells Sea Shells will be running two promotions during Shellabration! week: 25 percent off craft supplies including wood and papier mch boxes and frames, along with many other paper and wood items, glue, glaze, glitter, glass jars, and mirror backs; and Sailors Valentine sale regular price $275 will be reduced to $75 for 10-inch traditional antique flower design with a multi-colored shell. Limited quantities. Shiny Objects guests will receive a free shell tote bag with purchases over $50. Additionally, select jewelry items will include the customers choice of shell jewelry or trinket box. Restrictions apply; see store for details. The Sanibel Public Library will have shell book reading displays offering more than 350 shell-related books. In addition, your favorite titles and rare books from the reference collection will be on display on the main level of the library throughout February and March. Plus theres the fossil shell display on the librarys ground floor containing 120 different species, ages thousands to as much as 5 million years old. Some of the shells are extinct and some are found at the beach today. The fossils are from the Burnt Store area in North Fort Myers. For 10,000 years the area has been dry land. Before that, during the Pliocene and Pleistocene eras it was at times a shallow bay of what is now the Gulf of Mexico. When stockpiling this fill on the library building site in the early 1990s, the material was observed to be full of marine fossils, evidence of the abundant life of the ancient sea. Shellabration! necklaces will be offered for sale at various venues around the island. The specially designed shell necklace will allow for creative additions to make each one as unique as its owner. Shellabrators will be encouraged to collect several and make an island fashion statement. Childrens Art. The children of the island will be invited to get involved by creating a special Shellabration! work of art. Watson MacRae Gallery Sea Shells Invitational Exhibition will be a special week-long exhibit featuring the work of invited Sanibel artists and focusing on the shells of Sanibel and the sea. There will be an opening reception celebrating the artwork and artists on Monday, February 27, open to the public. The gallery will also feature shell-inspired pottery and glass from artists around the country during the Shellabration! William E. Wilson Fine Jewelry in The Village Shops joins the Shellabration! with hand-crafted jewelry. All signature 14-karat gold shell design jewelry bracelets, pendants, earrings, rings offered at special sale prices. A 25 percent discount will be given during the entire week of the 75th Shell Fair & Show. Save The Date Calendar Of Events: The Sanibel Stoop, Friday, February 17. Help break a world record. Opening Gala at Traditions, Sunday February 19, at The Sanctuary Golf Club Fashion show luncheon at The Sanctuary featuring one-of-a-kind shelladorned garments. 75th Shell Fair and Show, Thursday March 1 through Saturday March 3. Rusty Brown presents In Celebration of Ann Morrow Lindbergh followed by a traditional ice cream social. For more information on how you can Shellabrate, call Billy Kirkland at 4725848 or Barb Harrington at 472-2783. You may also contact Jill Kobe at The Community House at 472-2155 or via email at email@example.com. Visit online at www.sanibelshellfairandshow.com and www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. The Center 4 Life presents our annual Trash & Treasures Trash & Treasures Sale SaleSaturday, November 19 9 a.m. 1 p.m. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Dont miss this great opportunity to discover great nds at low, low prices! THERES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE THERES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONEHousehold items, furniture, toys, hardware, linens, books, sporting goods, glassware, jewelry, kitchen gadgets, collectibles and much more!Refreshments for sale J J ust in time for the holidays. . The Sanibel Lighthouse Ornament by Luc Century offered exclusively by Sanibel Historical Museum and Village Now available by mail order: $56, includes tax, shipping and handling. Order early for Christmas! Name:________________________ Street:________________________ City:__________________________ State:_______ Zip:______________ Phone:________________________ Enclose check and mail to: SHMV, 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 472-4648 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org TRIBECA Salon Manicure ......$15 Pedicure .......$40 Hair & Nail Spa Hair & Nail SpaLocated in Village Shops For Appointment Call395-3800
CHARLES KRYPELL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Saturday, November 26th 5 9 p.m. JEWELRY GALLERY Meet famed designer, Charles Krypell and enjoy an evening of Island family fun! 5 20 TARPON BAY ROAD | ( ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S ) SANIBEL FL 33957 | 239 -47 2 2888 V I S IT OU R NEWE S T J EWELRY G ALLERY 13550 REFLECTIONS PKWY. | ( NEXT TO JASONS DELI ) FT. MYERS FL 33907 | 239 -4 66 -4 9 4 9 V oted BE ST o f t h e I s l a n ds Five Consecutive Years BOUTIQU E Karen Bell D an Schuyler Li l y, Ange l & Gracie 3 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 20114 Sanibel Honors VeteransIslanders turned out on Friday for the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Sanibel City Hall. The event was sponsored by the City of Sanibel and the Lee Coast chapter of the Military Officers Association on America. Douglas Quelch, president of the Lee Coast chaper of the MOAA, led the program and introduced the various clergy who gave the invocation and read scriptures. The crowd sang along with patriotic songs and the Community Band played military music for the occasion. Taps was played in memory of Gary Eertmoed and Steve Mondora, members of the Community Band. Douglas Quelch, president, Lee County chapter of the Military Officers Association of America gave the welcome Dean Drobnyk and Danny Schuster, members of the City of Sanibel Recreation Department After School Program, read poetry they had composed photo by Corky Boyd John D. Footman tells a memoir from his military service photo by Corky Boyd A salute to the flag during the flag raising ceremonySend your editorial copy to:email@example.com Shopping Begins East Endat theSanibel Lighthouse Periwinkle Way Now Open for Breakfast & Lunch Only (till 3 pm) 472-0303 362 Periwinkle WayLighthouse Cafe WE NOW OFFER STERLING SILVER POLISHING14K and 18K Platinum, Custom Design, Watch Batteries and Bands Buying GoldOn Sanibel For Over 20 Years!SUMMER HOURSMon-Fri 9:30-3:30 pm Sat. 9:30-?(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544 Unique Clothing & Accessories for the Island Girl and Island WomanFeaturing NYDJ Joseph Ribkoff. Berek Painted Pony & much, much more....SUMMER HOURSMon-Fri 9:30-3:30 pm Sat. 9:30-?(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455 Not Your Daughters Jeans Paul J. Morris BrokerCommercial/Residential 239-579-0511 O ce Vacation Rentals Property Management Email: paul@lighthouserealty .com www.LighthouseRealtyOf eIslands.com SALECOMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands BIRKENSTOCK MEPHISTO ECCO (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.net Get 15% OFF Get 15% OFF with purchase of with purchase of Any 3 Products! Any 3 Products! Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon
5 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 Lt. Col. Edward Tyson USAF (Ret.) presenting an award to Kim Gaide for her work with wounded veterans photo by Corky Boyd Donald Knowland conducts the Sanibel Community Band photo by Corky Boyd The Condominium Associations of Sanibel, Inc.CASI Kick-Off Breakfastwith Mayor Kevin RuaneFriday, December 2ndSundial Resort 8 a.m. Registration 8:30 Breakfast Buffet 9-10 Mayor RuaneFor reservations call 334-2138 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, November 30thSponsored by Crowther Roo ng & Sheet MetalShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
INSIDE CITY HALL Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2011 Island Sun USPS 18: Bulk Rate permit paid for at Sanibel, Florida, 33957 Postmaster: Send change of address to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Published every Friday for the people and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Distribution: 10,000 12,000 per week (seasonal). Mailed free to Sanibel and Captiva residents every Friday. Subscription prices: Third Class U.S. $50 one year, $25 six months (Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery). First Class U.S. $115 one year, six months $58 (Allow 3-5 days for delivery). Prices include state sales tax. Send subscription requests to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. The Island Sun will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 395-1213, or write to: Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957. FAX number: (239) 395-2299. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.comContributing WritersKaren 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 Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Joan Hooper Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Christine Lemmon Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Eric Pfeifer Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Lily Rose Di Saggau Dan Schuyler Jeanie Tinch Louis Vosloo PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER PRINTED WITH LOW-RUB, SOYBEAN INK Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel & Ken Rasi Advertising George Beleslin Graphic Arts & ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris SeeWriter/CityAnne Mitchell Emilie Al no Linda Christman Sanibel Salutes City Employee Military Veterans On Veterans Day, the City of Sanibel saluted city employee military veterans for their service to our country and to our city. Not pictured: James Evans, Natural Resources Department (Army); Dennis Roberts, Public Works Department (Navy); and Arthur Stallsmith, Public Works Department (Navy). From left to right, top to bottom: Mike Claney, Management Information Systems (Navy); Rene Pepin, Building Department (Navy Air Corps); Matt Fannon, Recreation Department (Marines); Sgt. Anthony Thompson, Police Department (Marines); Gordan Kraft, Public Works Department (Navy); Lance Henninger, Information Management Systems (Navy); and Officer James Holovacko, Police Department (Army),ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 20116 Center 4 Life ProgramsSanibel Fit 4 Life is the motto at the Center 4 Life. All ages are welcome. Island Seniors, Inc. members can buy coupon booklets from the City of Sanibel at the Center 4 Life, 2401 Library Way, or at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Booklets of 12 coupons are $42, or get three coupons for $10.50. Members of the Sanibel Recreation Center need only to show their photo membership card. Treasures and Trash Sale November 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your gently used household items, sporting goods, linens, jewelry and collectibles to the center. The sale is open to the community and benefits the Center 4 Life. For more information call the center or Mary Ann Gilhooley at 472-3565. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance exercises, core strength and flexibility exercises. Sandi McDougall is the instructor. Gentle Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Stretch, tone and strengthen while improving flexibility, proper alignment and circulation. Bring a towel. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility training with hand weights, stretch cords, chairs and stability balls. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Power Hour Fitness Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m. Hand weights, stretch cords and stability balls along with mats are used to strengthen your muscles. Improve your core strength and balance. Mahnaz Bassiri is the instructor. Flu Clinic Flu shots will be given at the center on Friday, January 27, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday Kayaking November 22, 29. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Bring water, a snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Members have first priority. Knit Wits Needed Come by the center on Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. to knit or crochet. Bring your project and share tips. Page Turners Book Discussion Group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. Picasa with Patty and your photos! Wednesday and Thursday, November 30 and December 1, two two-hour sessions, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for nonmembers. Bring your camera and cable, memory card and card reader with 10 to 20 photos. Florida Repertory Theatre Tickets have been reserved for Saturday 2 p.m. matinees. Member ticket prices are $21; non-members are $26. Pay when you sign up. The shows are: Its A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. Games at The Center: Bridge 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 1 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 1 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 1 p.m. Thursday. Cost is $2.50 for members and $5 for non-members. Prizes are awarded. Buy a memorial brick for the pathway at the center. Luc Centurys etched bricks are a $100 contribution. Come to the center or call 4725743.
7 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011Esperanza Woodring Cast Net RodeoThe 18th Annual Esperanza Woodring Memorial Cast Net Rodeo was a huge success. This years rodeo, like last years, was all about the kids! The weather was perfect and due to the hard work and generosity from vendors and volunteers, this years rodes was one of the best ever. There were 39 children in all showing off their cast netting skills. They were split into three divisions: ages seven and younger, ages eight to 10, and the last group was ages 11 to 15. Each child got to throw a cast net at moving tennis balls and stationary targets. The winners caught the most targets from their combined throws. In the seven-and-younger competition, five-year-old Madilyn Perrault took first place with a combined score of 23. At first Madilyn was too shy to compete but after seeing her brother throw she was coaxed into competing. Bailey Ballentine and Ellie Ramming were tied for second place so there was a throw off at the stationary targets. Bailey took secong place with Ellie coming in third. Good job girls! In the eight-to-10-year-old division, Cameron Ashton took first place with a combined score of 25! Again there was a tie for second place between Emily Warner and Aidan Kussel. Aidan had to leave to go fishing so he was unable to participate in a throw off with Emily. Therefore, Emily received second place and Aidan took third. The 11-to-15-year-olds had a close competition with Elijah Epps coming in first with a score of 51. Joe Arnold was close behind with a score of 49 for second place. Hayden Hughes took third with a score of 46 points. First-, second-, and third-place winners in all three divisions were awarded cast nets and savings bonds or fishing rods. All of the kids were given grab bags filled with fishing goodies for participating in the rodeo. As an added incentive this year Lev Huntington, owner of LB Huntington, donated Drone spoons to each child. When the kids catch a fish with their new spoon and take a picture, they can bring it to The Bait Box for a reward of 2 dozen free shrimp. Their picture will be sent to Huntington, who would love seeing how well they do! Free Health Screenings By The Lions Club The complimentary Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club diabetes, glaucoma, hearing and blood pressure screenings will be performed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 18 at the Sanibel Recreation Center. The diabetes test uses a tiny drop of blood extracted with an almost painless prick of the finger, which is then read by a blood glucose meter in five seconds. The glaucoma test checks peripheral vision and eye pressure, which can detect existing eye damage and/or provide predictive information. The Lion screeners have been trained and certified by a doctor and use all appropriate methods to ensure antiseptic conditions and privacy during the screening. Screenings are performed on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Finding and treating eye disease early is the best way to limit the effects of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. If left untreated, they may cause severe vision loss or even blindness. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Please mail checks to: CROW PO Box 150 Sanibel, FL 33957 (be sure to write Boyd Challenge Grant on the reference line of the check) Donations can also be made online at www.crowclinic.org Look for the Boyd Challenge Grant link on our home page. DOUBLE YOUR DONATIONThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) announces The Boyd Challenge GrantThrough the generosity of Linda and Wayne Boyd, long-time supporters of CROW, donations made to CROW between now and the end of the year will be matched up to $50,000. This is a tremendous opportunity to make a year-end contribution and then have it doubled, further bene tting the thousands of wildlife patients treated by CROW each year. CARD OF THANKS Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 20118 Island Winds Coiffures 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms S S S Sportyeahorse S Shop The Annual Indoor Tent Sale ursday Sunday November 17th 20th50% to 70% OFF selected items IN ALL DEPARTMENTS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS INSIDE THE STORE ( PLUS COURTYARD) Ladies Mens Swimwear Shoes Gi s T-shirts OPEN MON. SAT. 9AM-5PM ~ SUN. 9AM-4PM 472-1858 472-1858 362 Periwinkle Way at the Lighthouse end 362 Periwinkle Way at the Lighthouse endGet Ready For Our Find us on A Fresh Look At A Sanibel Town Centersubmitted by Larry Schopp, Board Member, Committee of the IslandsIf at first you dont succeed try and try again. City Council is putting the old adage to new use by taking a fresh look at the idea of a town center on Sanibel a place for community activity, special events, and public assembly. As many will recall, the last effort at developing plans for a town center a few years back was a failure. Why did it fail? It focused primarily on residential and commercial development on the former Nave property (where The Bean is located) instead of better integration of existing institutional properties and creation of a suitable venue for public activity. At Councilman Marty Harritys suggestion, city council recently decided to revisit the issue and has asked Harrity to lead the effort. Item number one on his agenda appears to be to listen to what people on Sanibel think about the issue before plans are developed. One problem with the last effort was that plans were developed first and a full court press then put on by an outside consulting firm to sell them to a skeptical public. It didnt work. Barbara Cooley, president of Committee of the Islands, and I were recently invited by Harrity to meet with him and the city manager to talk about our organizations vision for a town center. We liked the approach and accepted the invitation. Any discussions about development on Sanibel should start by consulting the Sanibel Plan, so thats where we started. As it turns out, there hasnt been a clear mandate in the plan to establish a town center as a place for public assembly or community activity. It had been identified historically as something to consider. In fact, as the plan has evolved during recent years, the term town center has been dropped and the focus has shifted somewhat. What does the Sanibel Plan tell us? The sections of the 1997 version of the plan that dealt with Recreation and Open Space Goals and Other Human Support Systems, said simply Consider development of a Town Center/Town Square in the area of City Hall to serve as a focal point for community activity, special events and informal assembly. That language was changed in the plan amendments of 2007. The references to Town Center and City Hall were dropped. The operative provision currently reads, Consider development of an area to serve as a focal point for community activity, special events and informal assembly. The reason for the change was the creation of Sanibel Community Park. The following statement appears as part of background discussion: Another focal point for community activity, special events and informal assembly is being provided by the development of the Sanibel Community Park in the area adjacent to the Sanibel Community Association. Community Park as an alternative focal point Given the plans shift to Sanibel Community Park as a focal point for special events and public assembly, we think the city should consider ways to make Sanibel Community Park a better venue for those activities. Anyone who has been to events like Taste of the Islands in Sanibel Community Park knows that there is just not enough shade in the park. For that reason the usefulness of the park as a gathering place is diminished. One way to improve shade cover would be to plant 10 to 12 mature shade trees like live oaks, strangler figs or other similar native species. In little time the park would become a better gathering place, much like Gulfside City Park was before the Australian pines were removed after Hurricane Charley. Other enhancements could be considered as well to complete the transformation. The surrounding institutional properties The institutional properties in the town center area like BIG ARTS, The Community House, the Sanibel Library and St. Michaels and All Angels Church probably all have plans to improve or expand to increase their appeal to their members and the public. Whether we call it the town center or something else, those properties, together with an improved community park, would constitute the de facto civic or cultural center of the city. The recently expanded shared use paths, which now connect institutional properties on Dunlop and Wooster with Periwinkle Way, make that much more of a practical reality. Appropriate night time lighting on those paths would make them more useable so that evening event goers could park at a greater distances from an event and walk securely to their cars afterwards. We believe the city should work cooperatively with institutional and private property owners to ensure that their plans are consistent with the citys broad goals. Unlike the last go around, we believe that can and should be accomplished without the expenditure of additional public funds. Commercial and residential development The Sanibel Plan does not link the town center concept to a need for additional commercial or residential development in the greater town center area the area which includes Palm Ridge Road, the northern part of Tarpon Bay Road and the former Nave property. Moreover, given current economic conditions, one could certainly question the need for additional retail space on Sanibel. Nevertheless, there are parcels in this area which are suitable for development or redevelopment. Marketplace factors will ultimately determine what becomes of those properties. However, our goal should still be that any develop-
9 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011ment or redevelopment be undertaken in conformity with the Sanibel Plan and Land Development Code. Where do we go from here? We think the process has gotten off on the right track, but its too early to judge how it will turn out. As Harrity observed during our meeting, it could all lead to nothing or something very beneficial for Sanibel. We hope its the latter and wish him and city council success. What advice do we offer? (1) Lets learn from our past mistakes. (2) Lets be guided by the Sanibel Plan and Vision Statement in whatever we do. (3) Lets keep it simple and accomplish those things that are within our grasp, even if they are not all we had hoped for. Its the successes that will be remembered. Committee of the Islands invites your input and ideas on this important subject. Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read commentaries on other island issues on our website at coti.org and/or visit us on Facebook. American LegionOn Friday, November 18, American Legion Post 123 members are celebrating Pattees birthday with live music by Full of Trouble from 8 to 11 p.m. On Sunday, November 20, the Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting an Alfredo dinner with Caesar salad from 1 to 8 p.m. Again this year, the Ladies Auxiliary is baking pumpkin pies for sale. They must be ordered by Sunday, November 20 for pick up on Wednesday, November 23. The legion will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving a turkey dinner with all the fixings. Every Monday night is 8-ball pool league at 6 p.m. Stop by to watch some great shooting. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 pm. Players are welcome. Every Friday the legion offers a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. along with half-pound cheeseburgers. Food is served all day every day. The public is welcome. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday. The location is mile marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For more information, call 472-9979. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandThe whole community is invited to the annual Sanibel Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday, November 20 at The Community House beginning at 6:45 p.m. The varied program of Thanksgiving celebration through song and words will feature Mayor Kevin Ruane, City Manager Judie Zimomra, representatives from the islands churches, the BIG ARTS Community Chorus directed by Steve Cramer, John Pryor, board member from FISH of Sanibel and a performance by the newly formed Sanibel Youth Chorus. Guests will be greeted on arrival by Pilgrims from the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and this year there will be a presentation featuring three of the islands churches. The Rev Dr. John Danner, of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Pastor Daryl Donovan, Sanibel Community Church, and Rev Dr. Ellen Sloan, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church will together present a short dramatic piece called A Visit with the Pilgrims Music will be provided by The Big Arts Community Chorus, which will also be performing several Thanksgiving and Hanukah songs,. John Pryor of FISH will speak about the continuing human services needs on the island and The Sanibel Youth Choir will perform Count Your Blessings, Name them One by One. Mary Bondurant and Marj Nordstrom, co-coordinators of the celebration, invite you to join this Thanksgiving celebration saying that sharing your blessings with those less fortunate makes Thanksgiving even more meaningful. Fellowship over cookies donated by Jerrys Market and cider donated by Baileys General Store will follow the Sanibel Celebration of Thanks. The event is free. Those attending are encouraged to bring non-perishable food or monetary donations which will be distributed by FISH to our neighbors in need. The organizers are asking all children from Sanibel or Captiva to become a part of the new choir and perform at the event. Contact Marj Nordstrom at 395 2944 if you are interested. Olde Sanibel Open 7 Days UNIQUE GLASS METAL CERAMICS THANKSGIVING BEAD EVENTNOV 18-21Buy 3 beads get the 4th FREEBuy 4 beads receive a FREE silver bracelet Sanibel And Captiva Community Invited To Thanksgiving Celebration
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201110 From page 1Care Packagesfolks at home really do care about them, to about 3,300 troops stationed away from home this holiday season. That is a real accomplishment for our islanders. The children attending the Sanibel Rec Center After School Program made 500 really beautiful caring cards for the troops and these will be inserted in the packages. An additional 160 cards will be needed and the campaign was advised that they will be forthcoming. Kim Gaide, director of LMHS Mil-Sup, was introduced to the accompaniment of applause for her efforts, and spoke briefly thanking all the donors, children and campaign sponsors. The efforts and donations of the Island Sun and the Bank of the Islands, without whose help the campaign could not have reached such a high degree of success. Gaide described the many additional services that LMHS Mil-Sup provides to families of deployed service members, Viet Nam veterans, as well as homeless veterans, and concluded by saying that volunteers to help provide the many LMHS Mil-Sup services are always welcome. Those wishing to volunteer their time and talents can call Gaide at 209-6160. In addition to the many distinguished guests in attendance, Courtney Robinson and Chance Seales, evening anchors of ABC-7 TV, Fort Myers, attended and expressed their appreciation of the Sanibel Veterans Day Ceremony. Courtney is the daughter of an Army Special Forces veteran and granddaughter of a USAF veteran so she is attuned to the sacrifices of our military personnel. She and Chance both remarked how great the Sanibel Veterans Day Ceremony was, and how glad they were to have been invited to participate. The following donors and the number of packages donated, complete the 2011 campaign. Thanks to all those who gave earlier and also these people who helped the campaign succeed: Laurie Shannon (12.5); Alwyn Johnson (5); Eleanor Hornbrook (2); Anonymous (1); Jim Jennings (1); Mark Marinello Family (10); Raye and Kim Smith (1); The Wayne Ponader Family (5); Dr. Steve and Lena Brown (12.5); Kevin Ruane (10); Doug Congress (10); and Lucky Dog Boutique (5). God bless you all for your generosity, God bless our troops and God bless the United States of America. Donors Margaret Parker, Mayor Kevin Ruane, Peg Tyson, Vice-Mayor Mick Denham, Neville Parker Courtney Robinson, Mayor Kevin Ruane, Ted Tyson, Chance Seales A Sanctuary of Art in The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way #B3, Sanibel, Florida 33957 239-472-3386Monday Saturday 10:30 to 5:00 www.watsonmacraegallery.com Voted Best of the Islands 2011 NEW EXHIBIT!ENVIRONSGreg Biolchini Mally Khorasantchi Lindsey WollardE Exhibit Dates: November 15 to December 10, 2011 ------------------------------------FEATURING THE BEST IN:fine art artisan jewelry glass hand-crafted ceramics home accents
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201112 Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Day Service of Eucharist Service of EucharistThursday, November 24th 10:00 a.m.St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church2304 Periwinkle Way 472-2173Please consider bringing canned goods for the Ft. Myers Food Pantry Churches/ TemplesANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Rev. Dr. Elias Bouboutsis Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Bible Study www.orthodox-faith.com 481-2099 BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS: The Reform Congregation of Bat Yam, Temple of the Islands, meets for Friday night services at 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, of the United Congregational Church, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call Temple President Dr. Michael Raab, at 395-1432 for more information. CAPTIVA CHAPEL BY THE SEA: The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman November 13, 2011 thru April 15, 2012 Sunday 11 a.m. 1-239-472-1646 FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST: 2950 West Gulf Dr., Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading room open, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (November through March), Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (summer hours). 472-8684. SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH: Sanibel Community Church: 1740 Periwinkle Way, 472-2684 Dr. Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor Barb Nave, Associate Pastor Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor Sunday Worship Hours: 8 a.m. Traditional Service with Communion 9 a.m. Contemporary Service with Kids Church 10:45 a.m. Traditional Service Childcare available at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday worship services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Services, with Sunday School and LinC at 9 a.m., and Nursery Care at 9 and 11. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Friday at 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. at 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days please call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys 239-472-2173 Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, Rector www.saintmichaels-sanibel.org Worship Services: Saturdays at 5 p.m. Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School (PreK-6thgr.) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. 1st Wednesdays of the month Pot Luck Supper at 6:30 p.m. Morning Prayer: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF THE ISLANDS: Meets on the first Sunday of each month from December through April at the Sanibel Congregational Church 2050 Periwinkle Way at 7:30 p.m. A pot luck is held at a members home on the third Sunday of each month. For more information call 433-4901 or email email@example.com. Friends Who Care To Assist Families For ThanksgivingThanksgiving is time to give thanks for our family, our friends, our health and our well-being. Friends Who Care is a Sanibel-based group, organized to assist families and individuals during times of need. This year, Friends Who Care, with the assistance of other local organizations, will provide Thanksgiving dinners for families on the island. Friends Who Care distributes many gift certificates for turkeys, including all the trimmings. Although many of us are faring better than others in this local economy, many families, including the elderly, are still experiencing hardship, job loss, ailing health and personal tragedy. If you know of anyone who needs assistance, contact Friends Who Care at 472-5152. Give Thanks At Chapel By The Sea, Captiva People will gather at Captiva Chapel By The Sea on November 23 at 5 p.m. for an informal Thanksgiving Eve service remembering our heritage and offering thanks. The Rev. Thomas E. Nyman will preside. Chapel by the Sea is located at 11580 Chapin Lane (next to the Captiva Civic Association and Library), 472-1646. FGCU Hosts Dialogue Among Local Christian, Jewish And Muslim LeadersFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Human Rights Studies presents Lets Talk: Dialogue among Leaders of Local Christian, Jewish and Muslim Congregations, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, November 30 in the Student Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will learn about the relation between the religions and theologies of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths and the political movements that proclaim their respective banners. The talk will be moderated by Rabbi James Rudin, and features a panel with Rabbi Jeremy Barras, Abdulhaq Muhammad, and Rev. Kathleen L. Kircher. Discussion table facilitators include Rabbi James Perman, Rabbi Adam Miller, Pastor Walter Still, Ann Jacobson and Gerald Melnick. The program is underwritten in part honoring the memory of Saul Stern.
13 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 Optimist Club Announces Officers, DirectorsThe Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club announces the election and appointments of officers and directors for the 2011 year: President Dani Howard Vice Presidents Stan Howard and Richard McCurry Secretary Suzanne Baxter Treasurer John Basher The directors are John F. Jones (Public Relations), Jim Baxter, Randy Carson, Dan Alton, Sue Basher, Mark Steger, and Mike Macray.Dani Howard succeeds husband Stan as president after her five years as a director of the club. She also served on the Northwest Council of Schools (Cook County, Illinois), initiated an Art Awareness Program for 22 grade schools replacing art programs cut by the school district, and held various chairs for the Woodfield Area Childrens Organization (charitable group). She is a full-time resident of Sanibel.The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club is a charitable organization primarily providing for the needs of childrens health and education. Fund-raising events include Island Temptations, Sanibel Uncorked (a winter wine festival), Wave of Hope (beach walk), and the local 4th of July Road Rally. Optimist Club Offering Gift CertificatesIsland Temptations, a winner-takesall raffle of gift certificates to many island fine dining restaurants, is being offered to the public by the SanibelCaptiva Optimist Club. Last year, 16 restaurants participated. Each restaurant is providing a gift certificate for its meals, enough for two diners. The prizes will be good for a year and may be used by the winner or by the winners guests. The raffle will be held at Sanibel Grill (Timbers) on December 18 at 5 p.m. The winner does not have to be present. Tickets at $10 each are on sale at Baileys General Store, the Sanibel Caf, and early evenings at the Sanibel Grill directly from an Optimist Club member. The proceeds from the raffle will help fund the Optimist Clubs support of local youth needs including child cancer care, Recreation Center programs, and college scholarships, among other things. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Donation To Locks Of LoveFirst grader Emmaline Risley recently had a very big haircut! Ten inches of her long locks were snipped and donated to Locks of Love to provide wigs for children suffering from hair loss due to various illnesses. Emmaline attends Summit Christian School in Fort Myers. To learn more about Locks of Love visit www.locksoflove.org Emmaline Risley Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201114 Parade Day Attraction Hannah Kendrick and Roxie took part in the Veterans Day Parade at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on SanibelFrom page 1Liv Taylorof musicians as a full-time professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Tickets to Liv Taylor are $42 loge, $37 floor, and $15 child. The Livingston Taylor concert is sponsored by West Gulf Company LLC. For tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, call 395-0900, or go to www. BIGARTS.org. ****** ***** Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com Sanibel Center 4 LifeMondaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. TuesdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. WednesdaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. ThursdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. FridaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. 2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com Lee Republican Women FederatedThe December dinner meeting of Lee Republican Women Federated will take place on Monday, December 12. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. The meeting will be at the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive; price is $20 all inclusive For reservations, call 432-9389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The speaker will be Victor Dotres, candidate for Forida House of Representatives. Installation of 2012 officers will also take place. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, November 8, there were three tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: 1. Joan and Bob Kent 2. Mary and Dick Butler The game runs for six months, November through April, at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. A Great Place To Be Stranded 10 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com HAPPY HOUR DAILY 5-6 p.m. Stop by for a FREE glass of wine and check out our Happy Hour special of the day!FREE Trollbead with purchase of a bracelet and decorative clasp. Deb Sharp Friday, November 25 Book Signing
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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201116 395-BODY (2639) 2499 Periwinkle Way Corner of Tarpon Bay Rd In front of Baileys Grocery www.georgeandwendyscornergrill.com Omelets Omelets and Waf es and Waf es Made Made To Order To Order $2 $2 Bloody Marys Bloody Marys and and Mimosas Mimosas 395-1263 ww ww w w w SUNDAY BRUNCH 9 A.M. 2 P.M. PIRATE CRUISE INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are Required Call for Cruise Times 239.765.7272 Also Ask about our Sunset Cruises,Private Parties & Charters. Full Service Barwww.PiecesofEight.com PIRATE CRUISE $5 OFFTHE PURCHASE OF 2 FARES NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY EXP. 12/02/2011 "Let Us Help You Continue Your "Let Us Help You Continue Your Thanksgiving Tradition With Our Tradition" Thanksgiving Tradition With Our Tradition" Now Taking Orders ForBAILEY'S WHOLE TURKEY FEAST(roasted, smoked or rotisserie)Complete With All The TrimmingsOR INDIVIDUAL TURKEY, HAM, ALA CARTE ITEMS, VEGGIE, CHEESE AND FRUIT TRAYS, BREADS AND MORE All orders must be picked up by 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day Bailey's Will Close At NoonHappy Thanksgiving Grocery Hardware GiftsCorner of Periwinkle & Tarpon Bay Roadwww.baileys-sanibel.com(239)472-1516 Sanibel School 2011 Christmas Ornaments HereThe Sanibel School Music Department has just received shipment of its 2011 Edition Sanibel Island Christmas Ornaments. 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 eight. This years ornament features shades of green and golden seahorses. There is a limited quantity of 300 ornaments. They are $10 each and can be purchased at Baileys General Store and Bank of the Islands. Now Showing At The LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library will show the movie Life is Beautiful on Tuesday November 22 at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room #4 at the library. Join the library for an intimate viewing of this wonderful movie in its original Italian version with English subtitles. There will be plenty of popcorn on hand as well! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
17 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping Managed by Association Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch239-395-9111 ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Adventures In Paradise C. Turtles e Leather Connection Sanibel Resort Wear Sanibel Sole Synergy e Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry Shiny Objects Cheeburger Cheeburger Dolce Tesoro e Sanibel Caf Needful ings Pandoras Box Pandoras Box Too Wilford & Lee Home Dcor Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be PamperedWhy Knot Why Knot Relax Sanibel Tropical Wines On e Edge a unique boutique William E. Wilson, Fine Jewelry Design Kym Nader Interiors home dcor Watson MacRae Gallery Tribeca Hair & Nail Salon 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets WelcomeOver Easy Caf Amys Something Special Suncatchers Dream Island Paws jb designs Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibellas Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OMSubway Island Pizza Sanibel YogaPhoto by Cameron Michael Photography GROG SHOP THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m.750 ml. or larger purchase must include at least 2 different participating brands. While supply lasts. MENAGE A TROIS Red & White Blend Chardonnay & Rose 750 ml. 750 ml. $9.99 Lindemans Chardonnay & Shiraz Lindemans Chardonnay & Shiraz 750 ml. 750 ml. SALE $6.99 SALE $6.99SAVE UP TO $30 by mail Dewars Scotch $27.99 Grey Goose Vodka $31.99 Bombay Sapphire Gin $26.99 Bacardi Rum Gold or Light $14.99 Buy 2 brands, get $10 Buy 3 brands, get $20 Buy all 4, get $30 FISH Thanksgiving Baskets Program: Can You Help?For several years, FISH (Friends in Service Here) of Sanibel has helped clients in need with Thanksgiving Holiday Baskets for families and gift cards to local restaurants for Thanksgiving dinners for seniors and single clients. FISH will be providing Thanksgiving Baskets for families in need again this year. Donations of fresh vegetables, potatoes, canned vegetables, stuffing mix, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, and additional holiday foods are needed and most appreciated to help FISH provide these baskets for island families in need. Call the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775 or visit the center located at 1630 Periwinkle Way for information about the types of foods needed. Food or monetary donations to assemble the necessary items for each basket are truly appreciated. Donate food to help FISH prepare Thanksgiving Holiday Baskets Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201118 Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame 630 Tarpon Rd. Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Chadwicks Square Captiva 472-7633www.ikkimatsumoto.com Ikki Matsumoto Paintings & PrintsBird?, What Bird! Sanibel/Captiva Sail & Power Squadron Heads To Boca GrandeWe started at Span C and proceeded to marker 11A on the Intercoastal (IC). We traveled the entire route on the Intercoastal (IC) past St. James City on Pine Island, under the power lines, past Blind Pass, Captiva, Redfish Pass, North Captiva, Cabbage Key and Useppa, and Cayo Costa to IC#74. Thence 350 degrees True past Boca Grande Pass (into Charlotte Harbor) to our destination at Boca Grande Marina. Time for a pleasent lunch at Millers Restaurant. We found there was time to explore the community. We rented golf carts and immediately searched and found the ice cream parlor as well as other sites. Boca Grande is a lovely, clean community loaded with upscale clothing stores and many charming residences. We should be sure to mention the lighthouse and the Gasparilla Inn to prove that we truly explored! The ladies shopping managed to exhaust the men. Traveling back to Sanibel, we boated our trip up in reverse. It was a beautiful day with a light wind to explore our waterways. Cruise participants. Desitination: Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATERCall for departure time 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians 2 1 2 1 for forUp to $25 ValuePresent this coupon for complimentary admission when a 2nd admission of equal or greater value is purchased. Offer not valid w/ any other discount or promotion. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Discount applies to regular prices. Expires 11/30/11 CROW Offers Santa Photos At LuminaryCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, will offer pet (and/or human) photos with Santa on Sanibel Luminary Night, Friday, December 2. Santa will be available for photos from 5 to 7 p.m. at Island Paws in the Sanibel Shoppes at the junction of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road. Photography is provided by Shari Brownie Photography. The donation to CROW is $35 and will include four photos emailed to you as well as a oneyear membership to CROW. Additional printed copies of the photos will be available from Island Graphics. Bring your pet, human or animal for a photo with Santa To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
19 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011Fresh SEAFOOD Entr ees Daily Veal, Chicken, Pasta & PizzaFEATURING SANIBELS ORIGINAL WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid with any other coupon. Expires 11/30/11 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days HAPPY HOUR4:30-6 PM 1/2 PRICE Well Drinks & House Wines .50 OFF Bottled Beer AFOODE t E Dil THE ITALIAN KITCHEN When the moon hits your eye like a thin crust wood red pizza... thats MatzalunaPepperoni Caprese Pesto Chicken White w/Artichokes And More! 1551 Periwinkle Way I 472-7242 Lunch 113 I Happy Hour 36 I Dinner 59:30Dinner reservations suggested DINING SHOPPING COCKTAILS AWARD-WINNING BISTRO CUISINE JEWELRY, CLOTHING, BOOKS & GIFTS FINE WINES, BEERS & HAPPY HOUR MENU Live! Danny Morgan & Friends! TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 8PM UNTIL... 1551 Periwinkle Way 472-7242 Lunch 11-3 Happy Hour 3-6 Dinner 5-9 Chris Workman Every Wed. 7-10pm Danny Morgan & Friends Tues. & Thurs. 7-10pm Live Music Yacht Club Commodores BallThe Captiva Island Yacht had their annual Commodores Ball on Saturday, November 12. The Commodores Ball honors and celebrates current and past Commodores and all they have done for the club and its members. This yacht club formal event is one of the most popular events of the season. Bottom row: Current Flag officers Ada Shissler, rear commodore; Roland Garlinghouse, commodore; Mel Jager, vice commodore. Middle row: Jerry Tabern (commodore 2002); Jeri Magg (commodore 2009). Top row: Dale Hanson (commodore 2007); Paul Smart (commodore 2004); Joe Smaha (commodore 2001) CROWs Giving Tree Festival: A Family TraditionThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will celebrate the start of the holiday season with its Giving Tree Festival on Sunday, December 4. That evening the clubhouse at the Sanctuary Golf Club will be transformed into a winter wonderland the perfect location for islanders to get their white Christmas fix and start the holiday season. A number of designers are already hard at work creating their special holiday interpretations as trees, wreaths, garlands and other items that will be offered in a silent auction. These creations are sure to enhance holiday decor in the homes of winning bidders. One of this years creations is A Frosty Florida Christmas designed by Donnasue Andazola working in tandem with her stepfather, Dr. Paul Douglass. For them, it has become a family tradition. Donnasue describes their past involvements and her creative motivation for this years tree: Paul and I were talking last week and we figured out that this is our fifth year as a stepfather/daughter team in participating in the CROW Giving Tree event. My crazy ideas and Pauls sponsorship have become our yearly tradition that supports CROW and our combined passion for wildlife. Some of my past trees have been The Grinch, Snoopy & the Red Baron, and Blue Christmas along with my original creation to honor the memory of Dr. Phyllis Douglass. My theme this year is A Frosty Florida Christmas, continued Donnasue, which will be a tree designed to be a Florida snowman including carrot nose, corn cob pipe, and rubber boots. He will stand over five feet tall with his black velvet top hat on and embrace the cold in red mittens and scarf. For a little bit of intrigue, I will be putting on his face at the Giving Tree Festival. CROWs Giving Tree Festival raises important funds to support the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of thousands continued on page 36 Frosty Tree
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201120 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane Manatee Zones Over For Pine Island Soundby Capt. Matt MitchellAs I always like to report this time of year, the manatee zones are over in Pine Island Sound from November 15 to March 31. Manatees are making their annual way up to the warm water of the river. The slow speed zones in the river go into effect as our zones in the sound expire. This really opens up a lot of water in Pine Island Sound that is not usually easily accessible to fisherman and boaters most of the year. I always look at it as an early Christmas present and its one of the things I really like about winter. The rest of the year though these manatee zones just plain drive me crazy. Dont get me wrong, I really enjoy seeing manatees in their natural environment and think they are one of the most amazing animals in our region. Dont let all the manatee propaganda fool you. Their recovery has nothing to do with slow speed zones and is all about water quality and public education. As a kid who was always out on a boat some 25 to 30 years ago, I was lucky to see a manatee once a year. Now I see them in huge numbers just about every day. Boat traffic then was very light compared to today, yet there are hundreds more manatees now than back then. We as boaters and fishermen are the first ones to be blamed for any manatee deaths as we are the easiest to target. Boats are forced to go slow in areas that have never seen a manatee. Even though the population of manatees is at an alltime high in our area. Then just to rub a little salt in the wounds, Lee County Manatee Park artificially warms the water for manatees, which pretty much chums them up the most travelled and polluted waterway in the county just to make money and sell T-shirts. The Florida panther, which is critically endangered, gets hit and killed by cars on the same roads over and over, yet traffic is not forced to go 5 mph or even 25 mph in these areas. The driving public would never allow it, yet boaters a small part of the population are easily robbed of this same right. What could happen if one manatee gets a contagious disease after being lured in huge numbers up to Manatee Park? Now that is just not a good thing for the manatee. Back to fishing, Im done venting! The week on the water seemed to bring a little bit of everything. Fishing between cold fronts followed its usual pattern of really great non -stop action for a few days before the front then the bite being a a little slower with less options right after the cold front passed. I know it sounds like a broken record, but welcome to our winter fishing in Southwest Florida. While fishing up around the bay side of Cayo Costa earlier in the week in calm conditions and light winds, I had the good fortune to run up on one of the largest schools of redfish I have seen in some time. The fish were held up on a white sand hump just on the edge of a deep slough between Cabbage Key and Captiva Pass. With so many fish balled up so tight, from a distance I thought they were big mullet. Upon closer inspection I quickly realized it was a school of 500plus big bull redfish boiling the water. Turning the boat away from the school, I set up 100 feet upwind of them. I baited two rods and pitched them into the bronze mass. As soon as the first bait landed it was inhaled. Then I pitched the second bait and it was already on by the time my angler picked up the slack line. We were on with a double hook-up. After two good battles and a few Chinese fire drills, we released both 15-pound plus fish. The school had only moved about 50 yards and was now up on top of the white sand. They gave us one more hook-up before disappearing quickly into the deeper water. We spent another 15 minutes looking for the school again but never found them. Before the last cold front, the Spanish mackerel bite was going off on the outside of Redfish Pass. Big schools of species were showering the huge schools of glass minnows. Chasing these feeding schools around is always a blast. I think bonita might be one of the most under-rated gamefish in our area. These mini tuna-like fish make blistering runs on light tackle and can be sightfished using small spoons, jigs and even flies. Inside the passes was also loaded with big schools of ladyfish, jacks and Spanish mackerel. Redfish action was pretty consistent too before and after the front moved in. Redfish up to 29 inches were caught working mangrove shorelines and docks close to and around the passes. Shrimp and small live pinfish caught redfish of all sizes with more and more smaller rat reds being in the mix as the last of our big breeder fish move out the passes. Once the front passed it was back to the old standby of shrimp fishing in the mangroves and deeper channels. This last cold snap really seemed to move in some of the bigger sheepshead of the season along with a few of my first black drum of winter. Action was really steady if you got tucked away somewhere warm and out of the wind with deep water. Even though it was windy and cold right after the front for a few days live shrimp caught lots of fish even though the majority where on the small side. Catch-and-release snook action for me has been about as slow as I can remember it. Fishing and live chumming in places the snook were at this time in years past has produced very few. Even working areas in the mouth of the river that always seem to hold good numbers of winter time snook has only paid off with a few 20to 24-inch linesidersCapt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email email@example.com. A 35 inch redfish caught out of a huge school while fishing with Capt Matt Mitchell this weekSend Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213.
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201122 DDWS Partners With Resort For Birding MonthOceans Reach Condominiums, a Florida green-certified resort on Sanibel, has declared January 2012 Birding Month with incentives for empty nesters, snowbirds, and other fly-ins to become involved with the local wildlife on-property and at nearby JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) is partnering with the resort to help educate guests and introduce them to what the refuge has to offer. The initiative is multidimensional, explained Dru Doyle, marketing manager at Oceans Reach and DDWS board member. The wildlife society is helping us develop signage and other educational tools on-site. In return, we have created incentives for guests to make charitable donations to the organization. The resort, with support from DDWS, is in the process of having a webcam installed to provide live feed of its osprey nest, which is already seeing typical winter nesting activity. The resort, wildlife society, and refuge will share access to the feed on their respective websites. The friends group and refuge are also helping us with bird identification signs for our wetland and shoreline wildlife, said Doyle. In return, Oceans Reach staff will encourage guests to participate in refuge educational programs and support DDWS. Theyve made the rewards for making contributions to the society very tangible, said Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director. Guests who make a charitable donation to DDWS by December 31 receive a matching discount on their reservation (up to $400) on stays between January 1 through January 31. Birding Month donors also receive a 20 percent discount on purchases made in the Refuge Nature Store during January (offer excludes certain specialty items). They also become automatic DDWS members for one year. We want our guests to understand the importance of Ding Darling and wildlife to this island, said Doyle, adding that the resort will offer guests guided birding tours at the resort and refuge during January. Many of our owners and guests are avid birders, so its a great fit. We are always thrilled when local businesses create new ways to partner with us and benefit our beautiful, valuable refuge, said Vertesch. This promises to grow into an exciting, long-lasting relationship. For more information about Oceans Reach Birding Month, call 472-4554 or visit www.oceansreach.com. Orchid Society MeetingThe Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society welcomes Tom Mirenda, noted Orchids magazine contributor, orchid collections specialist at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and an AOS accredited judge. Mirenda will speak on The Mysteries of Pollination at the societys November 21 meeting at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way at 1:30 p.m. Mirenda has been orchid collection specialist at the Smithsonian for the past 10 years. In this capacity he cares for and curates a diverse collection of orchid species and hybrids from all over the world. Trained originally as a marine biologist, Mirenda is also an avid shell collector and is excited about visiting The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum during his visit to Sanibel. While living in Hawaii in his late 20s, Mirenda began studying plants and orchids. He has worked at the New York Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn and tended to an extensive private collection at Greentree Estate in Long Island. He was also floor manager at the New York International Orchid Show for many years. For the last six years, Mirenda has contributed two columns each month to Orchids magazine and is developing a book based on his writings. He travels frequently around the U.S. and internationally, making presentations to diverse audiences. He is passionate about seeking collaboration between the worlds of botanic gardens, the hobbyist community, commercial growers and scientists to work together toward protecting orchids and their habitats. Exotic Orchids of Fort Myers will present orchids to purchase during the meeting. There will be no fundamentals class at the November meeting. Participants are encouraged to come early to purchase orchids or to do so during intermission. Anyone with questions or an ill orchid that needs diagnosis can bring their plants to the meeting during Show and Tell. Orchid society members are invited to participate in a monthly show. Ribbons are awarded for Best Hybrid and Best Species orchids. Members and guests are also invited to participate in a monthly orchid raffle. Society membership is $20 annually, guests are $4. For more information, contact Nannette Lehr at 395-3327. TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING DINNERfeaturingROSEMARY ENCRUSTED RACK OF LAMBtopped with mint demi glace. Served with roasted ngerling potatoes and accompanied by baby zucchini and squash.4 P.M.H Mbtn A Afrb Cbt Pt Rbbft Snbb H Mbtn A Afrb C bt Pt R b b f t S n b b A webcam will feed live video of osprey activities from Oceans Reach Condominiums with support from DDWS photo by Theresa BaldwinMaritime Triviaby Bryan HenryAquaculture accounts for about 40 percent of the worlds seafood consumption. In October 2012, the Marine Mammal Protection Act will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Bricks served as ballast on many ships voyaging to the American colonies, and after arrival they were unloaded and used for building. Thomas Edison assisted our government during World War I when he was with the naval department working on submarine detecting devices. Edison gave the Navy many patents that they still use today. Historians have identified about 30 Roman lighthouses from the Black Sea to the Atlantic Ocean that were built before the empire collapsed in the 6th century. Red coral was used as a form of currency in 16th century Europe. The letters F and Y inscribed on the banners of Columbus and his captains were the initials of Ferdinand and Ysabella, the sovereigns under whose auspices the navigator sailed. In Old Spanish, I and Y were interchangeable, and the queens name was correctly written either Isabella or Ysabella. Shellabration 2012 will mark the 75th annual Sanibel Shell Fair and Show. Plans are under way for an island-wide celebration February 26 through March 4. Our email address is email@example.com
(239) 472-9300 (239) 472-9300 Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL JerrysFoods.com JerrysFoods.com L d d P i i k k l l & L d d P i i k k l l & 5 to 7 People 5 to 7 People $50.95 $50.95 9 to 11 People 9 to 11 People $66.95 $66.95 12 to 14 People 12 to 14 People $76.95 $76.95 TURKEY DINNERS TURKEY DINNERS Dont Be Out On A Limb Dont Be Out On A Limb For Your Thanksgiving Feast. Store Hours Every Day 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Freshly Baked Rolls Solve Your Dessert Dilemma By Adding Our Homemade Pies!Pumpkin Apple Mince Meat Key Lime and more! To ensure your order please call by Monday November 21st. To ensure your order please call by Monday November 21st. Take Home Our Prepared Dinner With All The Trimmings Take Home Our Prepared Dinner With All The Trimmings Jay Brown caught a cobia offshore on Tuesday, November 8 that weighed approximately 50 pounds. They had been grouper fishing about 14 miles offshore when a cobia was spotted swimming by the boat. Brown threw out a live pinfish on a 20-pound spinning rod and landed the cobia about 15 minutes later. In the picture, Brown is holding the cobia and getting an assist from Mark Wells. The fishermen, with Captain Roy Gottschalk, also caught eight keeper gag grouper and one red grouper on the trip. Fish Caught Jay Brown holding his 50-pound cobia with Mark Wells giving him a hand Sanibel Captiva Sail & Power Squadron Offers Safety CoursesFollowing How to Use a Chart and Using GPS, the Power Squadron will offer a third important public course in safely navigating our waters, Basic Coastal Navigation, on Saturday 9:30 a.m. until noon on December 10 at the St. Charles Yacht Club. This course brings together the chart and GPS. Learn practical techniques to plan, navigate, and check course progress on the water. Emphasis is on visual awareness. The GPS helps you find where you are on the chart. Is GPS working? Learn other techniques to determine your location that a good captain should know and practice to navigate safely and comfortably. There is a reason that the commercial towing boats are cruising our waters. A case in point! A friend and good captain went aground. Two hours and $900 later put him free and back on channel. Register online at www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/cfind.cgi. Certified and nationally recognized navigator Steve Abbott (395-9409) is the instructor. Pictured are Ralph Armitage, Nicholas Googin, Dotty Mount, Paul Mount, Nick Ong, Candy Scothorn, Dan Voltmann, and Susan Metts, all learning How to Use a Chart at the Power Squadron course. The course following this one is Using GPS (Global Positioning System)23 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011
25 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 boulderbrookthe nations nest art festivals Held on the grounds of the Sanibel Community House 2173 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FLFor further information call 239-293-9448 or visit www.boulderbrook.netThe Sanibel Masters Art Festival continues a 20-year holiday tradition as 75 artists from across the nation bring their art to the Sanibel Community House on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. Come browse and purchase paintings, jewelry, sculpture, glasswork and much more. Proceeds from this event bene t the programs at the Sanibel Community House and the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. The Community House, located in the heart of Sanibel Island, is the meeting place for island civic and social events. The Schoolhouse Theater is Sanibel Islands only professional musical theater and offers Broadway caliber talent in an intimate atmosphere. To continue a marvelous tradition The BIG Arts Chorus will perform a preview of their holiday concert.Please join us for one of Sanibels nest community art events. Sanibel Mastersart Festival November 25th + 26th 9AM to 5PM sanibel_masters11_islandsun_half.indd 1 10/19/11 9:48:45 AM Sonya Hayes of Woodbridge, Virginia found a Florida horse conch while staying at Sea Shells of Sanibel. Hayes said she dug out in about one foot of water and found it in the afternoon on the beach across from Sea Shells of Sanibel condominiums. Shell Found Sonya Hayes Shell Museum Dedicates New Cowries ExhibitThe Shell Museums much-anticipated Cowries exhibit was unveiled on September 3, and a dedication ceremony that officially opened the dynamic, interactive display took place on November 8. Eighty guests, including museum members, board of trustees members, volunteers and city officials, enjoyed hors doeuvres from Timbers Restaurant, vied for raffle prizes, and viewed the threesided display. Part-time Sanibel residents Rich and Jean Rompala sponsored the exhibit, and they dedicated it in honor of the museums volunteers. The exhibit includes dozens of cowries, videos and artifacts, and also text detailing the biology, classification, collectability, diversity, cultural history and impact of the mollusk. Colorful clips of live cowries allow you to see them in action underwater in the Marshall Islands. Cowries have always been treasured by collectors because of their glossy beauty and sleek symmetry. They also have served utilitarian purposes such as currency, clothing and decorative pieces in tropical and subtropical areas around the world. This exhibit encompasses all aspects of the cowry, and Shell Museum director Dr. Jos H. Leal said he is pleased with the final result. It is a big exhibit, he said. It has a lot of information and Im just excited anticipating the reaction of visitors, the museums board of trustees, museum friends, and especially the couple who funded the exhibit, Jean and Rich Rompala. The response has been positive. I think everybody appreciates having that nice, new exhibit in there, Jean Rompala said. The docents and the visitors are very happy with it. Its nice that people have new things to see. I think Jos did a stunning job with the exhibit. Volunteer Joyce Matthys is also impressed. The cowry exhibit is fabulous, she said. Ive already started using it as a teaching tool for the students that come here. Dr. Leal noted that the newest display is one more attraction added to the museum in a string of exhibits and programs, and I think it shows to everyone in the community there is always change, the museums a dynamic place and well keep doing it that way. It shows the audience something new and that theres always a reason to come back. Rich and Jean Rompala of Sanibel sponsored the Shell Museums newest exhibit To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201126 OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT Join CROW for December 4, 2011 6pm For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or phone 472-3644 ext. 227 for helping insure the care and feeding of our patientsGo to www.crowclinic.orgClick on Help Insure a CROW Patient Choose your favorite patient Make your pledge with a credit card Receive a certi cate with a photo of your chosen animal by reply e-mailFor more information, phone 472-3644 ext. 231Please thank our Case of the Week ad sponsor for supporting CROW: thanks CROW Case Of The Week: Virginia Opossumby Emilie AlfinoThere are undeniably animals around that human beings, right or wrong, consider to be pests, but if it becomes impossible to live with them, there are humane ways to deal with it. One of these animals is the Virginia opossum. A solitary and nocturnal animal about the size of a domestic cat, the opossum is a marsupial and a successful opportunist. Originally native to the eastern United States, the species was intentionally introduced into the west during the Great Depression, probably as a source of food. Since then, its range has expanded. An adult male opossum came to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) on October 6 with no accompanying information about who found him. The only history staff had was that someone thought the animal had been shot with a BB gun. The opossum showed up at one of CROWs drop-off sites, quiet but alert and responsive. The first order of business was to take X-rays, which revealed three BB pellets in his head, three in his front left leg, and two in his neck region eight pellets total, meaning the shooter fired eight separate times. These BBs were not lead, so there was no concern about poisoning. Most of the wounds were superficial you could see the BBs just upon visual examination, explained CROW Wildlife Rehabilitator Robin Bast. We were able to sedate him and remove a lot of those. Five of the pellets were removed, but the three in his leg had to be left alone. Those were not superficial wounds, and attempting to remove them would have been too invasive, according to Bast. They will remain in his body and he can do fine as long as theyre not lead and depending on where they are. These were not in a joint, luckily. His body will probably wall off and effectively isolate these BBs so they cant shift. Why would someone shoot eight BBs into a small animal? Bast believes someone was either shooting for fun or didnt want him where he was. A lot of people see opossums as pests theyre going to scavenge and theyre going to dig but people dont understand every animal has a place in the ecosystem and that it has an effect if one is removed, Bast stressed. Once the BBs were removed, an antibiotic cream was used on the wound sites and the opossum was given oral antibiotics and pain medications as well. Pain medications are used frequently at CROW, and determining when an animal is in need of this treatment isnt easy. Wildlife is interesting as far as determining how much pain theyre in. Theyre not going to show you because in the wild it makes them vulnerable to predators. So we have to assess pain level by the type of injury and how we would feel in a similar situation, Bast said. For example, the Virginia opossum will play dead rather than show vulnerability to predators. This is where the term playing possum came from. Despitecontinued on page 28 Virginia Opossum This X-ray shows the location of eight BB pellets someone fired into this animal
27 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com aij amandasislandjewelswww. .com amandasislandjewelsAmandas Island JewelsAvailable Here & Onlinewww.AmandasIslandJewels.com Always Fresh ...Always! Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet w w w w w w w w Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Live MusicAlways Fresh ...Always Fun! Full Turkey Dinner ServedThanksgiving DayOpen Regular Hours Jim Luebbers from Ohio and Rosemary Kramer from North Carolina found true tulips at Middle Gulf Beach while staying at Clamshell. They were on Sanibel to celebrate their fathers 91st birthday. Shells Found Jim Luebbers and Rosemary Kramer Williams To Speak To Shell ClubThe Sanibel Captiva Shell Club will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, November 20, at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum at 2 p.m. Jeff Oths club vice president, has announced that guest speaker Peggy Williams will make a presentation entitled Molluscan Adaptation for Efficient Living. She will discuss shell evolution and show some specific examples of how improvements acquired through adaptation have affected things like eating, escaping and house building in mollusks. Williams is a lifelong Floridian and has been a shell collector for over 35 years. In addition, she runs a very popular shell trip business, Shelltrips.com. Williams personally arranges and guides as many as 10 trips per year sharing the joy of finding beautiful shells with her tour participants. Her groups have explored many worldwide destinations including Hawaii, Central and South America, the Bahamas and Australia. In addition, Williams has authored many articles for popular shell magazines and has written a new book, Caribbean Turridae. She has won many awards at shell shows and has also judged as well. There is no charge to attend the meeting and the general public is welcome. The next meeting is in January (details to follow). Tour To The Tarpon Lodge And Calusa Heritage Trail On Pine IslandCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound; a story of fascinating characters and traditions. This cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way, you will get an up-close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and hear about commercial fishing, fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company, and the spectacular tarpon and sport fishing of today. Passengers will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge and will be oriented to this spectacular location, the family run business and their tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Relax and enjoy the old Florida charm of the 1926 lodge and have lunch overlooking Pine Island Sound and the mangrove islands. After lunch, walk to The Randell Research Center (RRC), located across the street from The Tarpon Lodge. The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain, at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site, a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide the group on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. This cruise will depart at 10 a.m. from McCarthys Marina on Captiva. Captiva Cruises has established Discover Southwest Florida History cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande and has recently added cruises to The Edison & Ford Winter Estates on the Caloosahatchee as well as the cruise to Pine Island. These are excellent opportunities for families and neighborhoods to get together and learn about the history of Southwest Florida while enjoying a day out on the water. For cruise dates and reservations call Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201128 All special offers good with ad, one per customer, coupons not good in conjunction with any other offer or coupon, tax and gratuity added before discounts. $1695 $1995ALL-YOU-CAN-EATSPECIALSMONDAY NIGHT PRIME RIB includes baked potato and grilled vegetablesFISH FRY EVERY DAY Noon til closeincludes French fries and corn on the cobISLAND SHRIMP Noon til closeMix n match coconut fried or grilled includes French Fries and corn on the cob$1795 KIDS EAT FREEWith the purchase of one $15.95 and up entree Kids (10 and under) receive one free kids meal. Not valid with any other promotion or discount, Must present ad.BEST KIDS MENU, BEST SELECTION Original Island Eatery Best Deal on the Island2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel Island239-395-2300www.HungryHeron.com 10% OFF FOODLunch or Dinner Everyday THANKSGIVING Bountiful BuffetNo Coupons Or Discounts AcceptedNow Taking Reservations$1695adults$995kidsThursday, November 24th Starting at 12:30 p.m. FRIDAY LOBSTER FEASTWhole Maine LobsterLimited Availability Bromeliad Sale At Terry ParkThe Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Societys Bromeliad Sale is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. behind the main building at Terry Park 3410 Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers. Thousands of bromeliads for use as yard and patio plants, house and gift plants, decorations and arrangements will be there. Email Larry Giroux at DrLarry@comcast.net for more information. As decoration Bromeliads make great gifts As yard plants As house plants Thousands of bromeliads will be for sale December 4 and 5 at Terry Park, Fort Myers As patio plantsFrom page 26Opossumthis defense mechanism, under serious threat, an opossum will respond by hissing, showing its teeth, and may attempt to bite as a last resort. CROWs patient was soon eating solid food well on his own soaked kitten chow with fruit and mouse bits. The BB wounds on his neck got infected and had to be cleaned out daily and fluid removed. There was good news, though he was walking well so staff knew the BBs remaining in his leg werent going to affect his movement. Five days later all his wounds were starting to scab over properly and were healing well on their own, and the infection had cleared up. On the 12th day, he was finished with his round of antibiotics and was a normal adult opossum again. At that point, he didnt really want to be here, said Bast. He was released the next day at a site in Alva, since there was no history as to where he came from originally and because that original site was probably unsafe since he was shot there. There are lessons to be learned from this story. Opossums are not protected so its not technically illegal to shoot them, but animals have feelings, too, Bast said. There are humane trappers you can call if you absolutely cant deal with an animal you consider a pest. I dont think theyre pests; every animal has a place in the ecosystem. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a nonprofit 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. Visit www.crowclinic.org or call 472-3644. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
29 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 THANKSGIVING DAY | | | | T Y OU KNOW US AS THE C ROWS N EST. N OVEMBER 24 KNOW US BY ANOTHER BIRD. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT Plant SmartFloss Silk Treeby Gerri ReavesThe floss silk trees (Ceiba speciosa) November canopy of flowers seems to herald the start of the holiday season each year. Next to the royal Poinciana, its perhaps the most spectacular of large non-native flowering trees. Historic neighborhoods just south of downtown Fort Myers are especially blessed with several mature specimens. Its worth your while to walk or bicycle the neighborhoods just to glimpse the umbrella-like canopy flowers. The floss silk tree in these photos can be seen from McGregor Boulevard near Alcazar Avenue. The five-petaled flowers resemble a slightly ruffled hibiscus flower and are several inches across. Colors range from white, to pale or medium pink. Leaves are composed of five to seven pointed leaflets with serrated edges. The floss silk tree is a native of Brazil and Argentina and is related to the kapok tree. It grows up to 60 feet tall and develops a wide spreading canopy. The stout trunk is green when young, but turns gray as it ages. The tree drops its leaves in fall, making it all the easier to see one of the trees other notable characteristics, the large triangular spikes on the trunk and limbs. To flourish, the tree needs well-drained soil and full sun. This tropical curiosity is a fast grower up to three to five feet per year. The pear-shaped woody capsules that appear in spring can be up to a foot long. They contain silky white floss embedded with seeds that attract wild parrots. The fiber, or silk, can be used as nesting material by a variety of birds and was once used as stuffing for life preservers and cushions. Large roots near the trunk base make it unwise to plant this tree near sidewalks or driveway or to install paving near the trunk. The tree has low salt-water and salt-aerosol tolerance, so it is an inland tree. Sources: floridata.com, floridasnature.com, fairchildgarden.org, and edis.ifas.ufl. edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Triangular spines cover the trunk The large five-petaled flowers photos by Gerri Reaves The floss silk tree in September The floss silk tree in November
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201130 Buck Key Weekend Supports Paddling Trail PreservationDing Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and Captiva Cruises co-sponsor Buck Key Weekend November 17 to 20 to inform islanders and others about the recreational and environmental importance of Buck Key and to benefit the Buck Key Preservation Fund. Part of the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge complex, the Buck Key Paddling Trail reopened last winter after Hurricane Charley damage closed it in 2004. Restoration was made possible by a group of avid kayakers from Captiva Island. Choppy and Sally Rheinfrank, Chic and Kathleen Bruning, and Dave and Hobby Jeffrey formed a committee to raise funds for the clearing of the trail and its ongoing maintenance. Toward that end, the committee is planning a weekend of informative and fun events that are open to the public. The weekend kicks off with a free History of Buck Key presentation at the Captiva Island Yacht Club on Thursday, November 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Seating is on a first-come basis. Friday will feature kayak tours of Buck Key with Captiva Kayak Co. Call 395-2925 for prices and reservations. Board Captiva Cruises Santiva on Saturday, November 19 for a historic cruise of Roosevelt Channel and Buck Key. The cruise departs from McCarthys Marina. Price is $50 per person; call 472-5300 for reservations. The fundraiser culminates on Sunday, November 20 with a Captiva Cruises Jazz Brunch Cruise aboard the elegant yacht Lady Chadwick. Cost is $100 per person and includes a full open bar. Make your reservations at 472-1100 ext. 4. For more details about Buck Key Weekend visit http://tinyurl.com/buckkeyweekend contact Paul McCarthy at 472-5300, Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, or email@example.com. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Night Sky Astronomy Cruise Is BackCaptiva Cruises will be offering its Night Sky Astronomy Cruise again this season. Linger out on the water, sail and cruise under the stars and enjoy an introduction to our night sky. Planets, stars and constellations will be identified along the way. Mythology and mysteries of the universe will be appreciated under the magic of the night sky. Cruise and share in the universal and timeless fascination of our night skies. The Night Sky Astronomy Cruise will last approximately one-and-a-half hours. Times, cost, reservations and additional information for this and all other Captiva Cruises programs and tours may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. The refuge and friends celebrated the reopening of the Buck Key Paddling Trail this past February FISH HAPPENS! Serving 1 pm 8 pm Celebrating 32 Years of Fresh FishComplete Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings $16 Prime Rib (while it lasts) $19 Call for Reservation703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-3128 Serving 5-9:30pm 7 Days "Wi-Fi" On The Deck! Football is Back, Back Back! at\ OPEN WEEKENDS 11:30am FRIDAY NIGHT LOBSTAH SPECIAL!$19.00 while they last Oyster Samplers Nightly EARLY BIRDS EARLY BIRDS $13 13 5-6pm Nightly 5-6pm Nightly OPEN THANKSGIVINGHAPPY HOURS HAPPY HOURS 4-6pm 4-6pm & & 10pm Close 10pm Close (Sat & Sun-11:30am-6pm MNF Kickoffclose)DOMESTIC BUCKETS $11 IMPORT BUCKETS $13 OPEN THANKSGIVING AT NOONTURKEY PLATE-$12 PRIME RIB-$14
31 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011Shell Museums Under The Sea 2012 BenefitThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will hold its annual Under the Se benefit on January 29 at the Island Inn on West Gulf Drive (shuttle service will be available). There will be a Polynesian luau with a bonfire on the beach, a Polynesian dinner catered by Traditions and Baileys, and lots of auction and raffle prizes, including artwork from Sanibels Myra Roberts. Tickets are $125 per person and you can make your reservations on the Events page at www.shellmuseum.org. To be an event sponsor or contribute auction/raffle prizes, contact Evelyn Stewart at 4728443 or Aippsm@aol.com. Our email address is email@example.com Fish Caught Bill Vogler of Sanibel caught and released this 36-inch redfish while fishing off the bridge at Blind Pass using live shrimp. 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 DaysCongrats to Chef Sal Winner of 2011 Winner of 2011 Taste of the Islands Iron Chef winkleWay (1/2Milt y the Islands Ir the Islands Ir THE ITALIAN KITCHEN Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Now OpenThanksgiving Buffet $44.00 Per Person OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11-11 Full American Menu HAPPY HOUR 4 TO 6 EVERY DAY1100 Par View, SanibelTavern Open All Day Catering Services Open For Lunch Monday thru Sunday Dinner Monday thru Saturday Call for Reservations 472-4394
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201132 Tickets Are On Sale For 5th Annual Tux & Trees GalaTickets to the 5th Annual Tux & Trees Gala are on sale. This years Tux & Trees Gala will be held at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers on Saturday, December 3.The black-tie-optional gala and live auction has raised nearly $215,000 in its first four years. Tickets are $100 per person and are available online at www.tuxandtrees. com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 652-1649. Local television personality Carley Wegner and charity auctioneer Scott Robertson will co-host this years gala. For the last two years, Southwest Floridians have turned their day around with Wegner, the charismatic hostess of the Morning Blend on Fox-4. Wegner is a native Floridian and a graduate of Florida State University. Robertson has conducted charity auctions in 10 states and worked with numerous celebrities, including Lily Tomlin, Sharon Stone, and Meryl Streep, as well as General Norman Schwartzkopf. Hes helped a number of Southwest Florida organizations to raise funds. The Tux & Trees Gala is the conclusion of the Festival of Trees, a holiday showcase of 26 beautifully decorated trees, holiday wreaths, and more at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers River District. The showcase is open to the public for holiday viewing from November 28 through December 2. Other Festival of Trees special events include the opening weekends Childrens Holiday Workshop (November 25 through 27) and the Festival Family Fun Night (November 30). The Festival of Trees and the Tux & Trees Gala are the signature fundraising events of the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, which supports programs and services for people with disabilities and other disadvantages in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. More information about Goodwills programs and services is available at www.goodwillswfl.org. The Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala are presented with the assistance of sponsorships from The Home Depot, the Fort Myers News-Press, DLatinos Magazine, Azteca America SWFL and Sunny 106.3. Additional support is provided by Gulfcoast Consulting Group Inc. and Westco Builders of Florida Inc. Carley Wegner Charity auctioneer Scott Robertson Tux & Trees Gala Nellies U p stairs Waters i de B arHappy Hour All Day, Everyday w w w i i i i t t t t h h h h h L L L L i i i i v v v e e e m m u u s s i i i c c t t t o o o o ! L Snacks in Between 11am-10pm, Plus Live Music 10% OFF LUNCH 10% OFF LUNCH BILL ONLY. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 3pm, Expires Nov. 25, 2011 w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w . . . . . . . n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e r r r r r r r r r v v v v v v v v v v v v v v o o o o o o o o o o o o o u u u u u u u u u u s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s n n n n n n n n n n n n n e e e e e e e e e e e e l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s . . . . . . n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 s s s s t t t t t t t t S S S S S S S S S S S S S t t t t t t t t t t t . F F F F F t t t t t M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M y y y y e e e e r r r s s s s s s s s s s B B B B B B B B B e e e e e e e e a a a a a c c c c h h h h h h w w w w w w w w i i i i t t t t h h h h D D o o c c k k A A t t t t e n d a a n t t s s s A A A s s s s s s i i i i i i s s s s t t t t t a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c c e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e
A A Aw Aw a a r r d d winning RC Otter s Island Eats is a place for the w wh h h ol l l e e family Serving the nest seafood dishes vo odoo s st st eak and ch op s, creative pa sta, and the lar ge st v e g etarian and kids menu anywhere O v er 1 00 menu items. Ha ppy hour dail y T T T T T a a ke-out av ailable. C all-ahe ad se ating availa b b l l l l e e e e . Play t h e r i n g g ame and l i sten to t he island sounds o f our talented lo c al musi c ian s. s. You ou g ht to eat at O tters M O NDAY SUNDAY 8am 10p m Lo Lo ca ca te te te te d d d d in in in t t t he e he he H H ea ea rt rt o o f f f Ol Ol Ol d d Ca Ca pt pt i iv a Vill ag g e e 11 11 50 50 8 And y Ros se e L L L L an an an e e e, C C C C ap ap ti ti va Island, F L 33 3 9 92 92 9 2 4 4 4 4 ( ( ( ( 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 ) ) ) ) 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 9 5 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 Fresh gourmet pizza salads special treats delectable yogurts and fun gifts 11513 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924 239.395.0823 An Island paradise atmosphere for every special occasion. A As As id d e from offering an eclectic, innovativ e and contempo ra a ry m me me m n nu the Ke yl ime Bistro boasts a less formal ambience w it it h an g p y u u un n u u co co c mpromising l eve l o f cuisine. y V V V Vo Vo o V V V t te d d Be Be st Island Dining by the News Press Readers Poll, F ir s st P la a ce ce a a a a at at t t he he J J un n ior Leagues 2002 Taste of the Town, First Place Peo pl pl e e s gy gy C C C C Ch h C C oi i c ce e a a t t h e C h e f s Auction, t h e Bistro continues g g t t t to o o t b b e a a p o p u l ar d estination. W W We e fea t tu re live music dail y duri ng lunch an an an n a a a d d d d i n nn er wit h a Sun d ay Jazz Brunc h. y g Monday Sunday 8:00am 10pmBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Jazz Brunch Late night bar 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 9 9 9 . 3 3 9 9 5 5 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 11 11 50 0 50 50 5 9 9 9 An An A dy dy dy y R R R os os os os se se L L L an n e e, e, C C C ap ap p p ti ti va va I I sl sl sl an an a d d L u n c h h a a nd Dinn er S ev e e n n Da y s a W e e k k 1 1: 3 3 0 am 1 0 : 00 p m E n jo y un iq ue a n nd s pi cy atmos ph ere while savo ri ng t t he ne Mexican and Southwes tern cuisine. To complem en n t th e ev ening choo se f r ro m an array o f imported and d om es ti c beers and wine s, not to mention re f r es hing mar ga ri ri tas Dine inside or out. Ta Ta ke o o ut ava ilable f or tho se e on th th e ru n. 1 33 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011
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35 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 E E njoy Beachfront Casual Dining Located inside the Historic Island Inn 3111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Andrea is back! The best view on Sanibel! Enjoy our full bar and lounge! Call for reservations (239) 472-4559 :: Visit us at www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Live Entertainment! R estaurant, Full Bar and Lounge Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner! We will open at 4pm on Thursday, November 24th Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Delicious traditional Thanksgiving dinner! Full menu available! Live Entertainment! Make your reservations today! BIG ARTS Film Series is supported by Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki, Supporters George and Wendys Corner Grill, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Taxi. For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, sign up for workshops, or become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, call 395-0900, email info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Film poster for Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Circo At BIG ARTSby Terry NagleTwo quite beautiful, yet distinct and haunting images are captured in the film Circo being shown Monday night (November 21) at BIG ARTS. On first blush we see a family living a life many of us have romanticized since childhood: being part of a traveling circus. The multi-generational family (five adults/ five kids) live together, work together and perform together. As a group they travel the beautiful back roads of Mexico and stage their circus in one small village after another. The children help care for the animals, do stunts under the big top and never have to go to school. The caring and dedicated adults are committed to way-of-life and a rich family tradition now more than a century old. But because this is a true story about the Ponce family grandparents, parents and children that is struggling against all odds to keep the business going, the reality of running El Gran Circo de Mexico is far from romantic. And this is where the deeper, existential story is told. There are serious money troubles. There are serious generational and spousal relationship issues. Yet, trying to hold it all together is Tino Ponce, a middle son, who says, through the good and the bad, theres always the circus his real life version of the show must go on. For the Ponce family it means work, work, work all the time. The children help pound in tent stakes, care for the livestock, continually practice their show routines, never learn to read or write and are left to wonder what it must be like to go to school and play. Tino is constantly trying to balance the demands of the business, the torments of his domineering parents who own the circus and his wife who actively questions what is best for her children, You have kids to give them everything, not to have them give you everything. The spare elegance of this documentary film has been described as visual poetry. With gentle sensitivity it permits viewers to see and feel the sacrifices, the constant demands, the mounting tension and the sheer exhaustion that threaten to bring the tent down on the circus. Circo is a thought-provoking and touching film that reveals a near futile effort to maintain a tradition and a family in spite of all odds and to the possible detriment of all. As the sole cameraman and editor, first-time director Aaron Schock made eight visits to Mexico, traveled with the circus and all but joined the family during his 21 months of filming. He sees the Ponce family story as a universal one about family bonds, filial responsibility and having to decide whats right for children and family. Its a small film, but one you will remember. Showing at 7 p.m. November 21 in Schein Hall at BIG ARTS, $8. Call To Artists For BIG ARTS Holiday Ornament ExhibitBIG ARTS invites artists to prepare entries for the Merry, Artsy Holiday Ornament Exhibit & Sale, which will run Saturday, December 3 through Saturday, January 14 in Founders Gallery. Entries must be delivered to BIG ARTS on Thursday, December 1, between 9 a.m. and noon, and cannot be accepted prior to this receiving date and time. More information about this exhibit is available at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, and online at www.BIGARTS.org. Artists may enter up to five lightweight tree ornaments; two wreaths no more than 24 inches in diameter; two wall or pedestal pieces that must fit into a 12-inch square; or any combination of these that does not exceed each category limit. Nine is the total number of possible entries an artist may submit. There is no submission fee to participate. All submitted ornaments and decorations must be work not previously exhibited at BIG ARTS and must be available for purchase. Merry, Artsy Holiday Ornament Exhibit & Sale supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. For more information about this exhibit, call 395-0900 or email info@ BIGARTS.org.
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201136 San/Cap Art League Show At LibrarySan/Cap Art League has announced the opening of a three-member show running through December 3 in the Sanibel Library. Be sure to check the library for its hours. Full-time residents Carolyn Johns, Betty Weise and Randon Eddy have hung more than 40 paintings. The subjects range from scratch boards depicting owls to a favorite pet dog. Media for the works are pen and inks, acrylics and watercolors. Be sure to take in the different styles of painting displayed in this show. Tell your friends and visit the Sanibel Library. By Randon Eddy By Betty Weise By Carolyn Johns From page 19CROWs Giving Tree Festivalof native and migratory wildlife patients that are sick, injured, or orphaned. Funds also allow CROW to further its efforts to educate children and adults on how to prevent wildlife injuries. Seating for the popular Giving Tree Festival is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $100 each. To reserve a place call Ava at 472-3644, ext. 227. You and your family are cordially invited to a traditional ansgiving D Fa THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 3:00PM UNTIL 7:30PM CAPTIVA BALLROOM, CHADWICKS SQUARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC $48++ per adult | $19++ per child (free for children 5 and under) Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 239.579.1483 CAPTIVA, FLORIDA I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOTTELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE... IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... Now Taking Dessert Orders for your Holiday Table: Pints, Quarter, Frozen Canoli, Beach Bons Now Taking Dessert Orders for your Holiday Table: Pints, Quarter, Frozen Canoli, Beach Bons Made fresh everyday RIGHT IN OUR STORE from the finest freshest ingredients Made fresh everyday RIGHT IN OUR STORE from the finest freshest ingredientsHome of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Ice Creams Gelato Sorbets Sherbets Frozen Yogurt ShakesMalts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks Coffee LatteCappuccino Espresso Pastry Gourmet ChocolatesGifts Fun Apparel Baby Gear National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best of the Islands BEST ICE CREAM 2010 2011 Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 2011 Talk of the Town for Customer SatisfactionAsk Us About Our Franchise Opportunities 362 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL (near the lighthouse.)Turn LEFT ATTHECAUSEWAY to Our Little GREEN Shop On the Corner. 239-472-6566 www.pinocchiosicecream.com We Wish You We Wish You A HAPPY A HAPPY THANKSGIVING THANKSGIVING Try Our Try Our Pumpkin Pumpkin Gingersnap GingersnapOriginal Italian Ice CreamCLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY. We W ill Re-Open Friday, Nov 25 at 9 am. OPEN DAILY 9AM-9PM
37 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 Find Us on Facebook $7 Value Lunch10 Items to Choose From! Includes Drink!(Must Present This Ad) HERE! Irish Comedy At Herb StraussDescribed by The New York Times as memorable, A Couple of Blaguards arrives on Sanibel Thursday, November 15, for a special 10-night engagement at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way. Tickets are $42 for adults and $20 for children 16 and under. Singleevent tickets as well as series and subscription tickets are available for purchase online through the BIG ARTS website. Season series tickets are $108 for three shows. Blaguards runs through Saturday, November 26. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Blaguards is a two-man comedy by award-winning authors Frank and Malachy McCourt, Angelas Ashes and A Monk Swimming, respectively, about their experience growing up in Ireland and New York City. Complete with a sprinkling of Irish song and dance, the show, which Newsday said, mixes the sweetness and kick of an Irish coffee, has enjoyed much critical and audience praise as it has toured the U.S. for the last several years. When Blaguards was on the St. Petersburgs American Stage in 2001, it broke the theaters record for box office ticket sales. Peter Smith, writing for the St. Petersburg Times that year, commented, at Blaguards, a good time can be had by all. And one thing is for sure: You dont have to be Irish to appreciate the goodnatured humor at the heart of this family comedy. There will be an opening night reception at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 15. A Couple of Blaguards, presented through special arrangement with Producers Incorporated, is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsors Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers/Sanibel, and Linda and John Kramer. To purchase tickets and learn more about upcoming shows at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, call the theater box office at 472-6862 or 395-0900; email info@BIGARTS.org; or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Jarlath Conroy and Howard Platt in A Couple of Blaguards Jarlath Conroy and Howard Platt in A Couple of Blaguards
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201138 Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Closed Sundays Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 www.muckyduck.com Open Daily: Lunch: 11:30am to 3:30pm Dinner: 5:30pm to 9:30pm (239) 472-3337 15183 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 A Captiva Island Tradition Since 1976 Captivas Finest Waterfront Restaurant Come by Land.... or Come by Sea... Inside Job Is About The Global Financial Crisisby Hyde TuckerInside Job is a fast-paced, Oscarwinning documentary about the causes of the global financial crisis of 2008. It is a polemic film by Charles Ferguson. It presents the crisis as having been caused by things that happened as early as the 1970s. Causes include deregulation that allowed reckless actions in finance, fraud, conflicts of interest, and sabotage. Financial stability declined and there was large financial gain for some insiders. The film covers how we got there, the bubble, the crisis, accountability, and where we are now. The film starts calmly and grows progressively angrier. It identifies many villains including all that I identified and many more. Some of them perform surprisingly poorly when asked hard questions on camera. Matt Damon effectively narrates the film. Inside Job will be shown at BIG ARTS at 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 23. The tickets are $5. The film runs 120 minutes. There will be a short introduction to the film and a discussion following the showing. The discussions were very spirited last season. The Not-for-Monday-Night Film Series grew out of the Monday Night Series that shows mostly foreign films. Many of those shown have not been in nearby theaters. The films selected for the Monday Night Series are quality films that generally have only modest amounts of controversy, strong language, violence and explicit sex. Films selected for Not-For-Monday-Night are also quality films that are edgy; that is, they may have more controversy, language, violence and sex. Discussion follows the showing of both groups of films. Last season the Not-For-Monday-Night Series had two documentaries and an Austrian/German commercial film. This season there are three documentaries ( Inside Job, The Tillman Story, and Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer ) and one commercial film (The Kids Are All Right). Meet Dancing With Islands Star Raynauld BentleyEach week The Sanibel Community Association is profiling one of the six contestants in this years Dancing with the Islands Stars, now in its third season. This week meet Raynauld Bentley. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Bentley has lived in Southwest Florida since 2002. He is general manager of Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille on Sanibel. Bentley will take to the dance floor with professional instructor Ioana Piscu of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Fort Myers in support of the mission of The Community House, When not working or dancing, Bentley spends his free time doing volunteer work, reading, playing sports and engaging in a number of community events. The two-day event at The Community House begins with a rehearsal night Friday, January 27 and is followed by the gala on Saturday, January 28. Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 1 at 9 a.m. Rehearsal tickets are $35 and for the gala, $100. To track Bentleys progress along with other dancers Katie Gardenia, Dr. Edward Lamotta, Phaidra McDermott, Nicole McHale, and Shara Weaver, visit www. sanibelcommunityassociation.net. Raynauld Bentley with his professional partner Ioana Piscu Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201140 The Boston Brass To PerformShell Point Retirement Community welcomes the Boston Brass as part of its annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series. On Thursday, December 8, this group will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. to offer entertainment that celebrates the holiday season. The concert will be held in the Village Church auditorium located on The Island at Shell Point. We are very excited to welcome the Boston Brass to celebrate the holiday season and give residents of Shell Point and Southwest Florida the opportunity to enjoy this excellent group of performers, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. This Christmas season, on their 25th anniversary tour, Boston Brass will present a vibrant show featuring music from their two holiday recordings, Christmas Bells Are Swingin, and The Stan Kenton Christmas Carols. Boston Brass presents a one-of-akind musical experience. From classical arrangements to jazz standards and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages. The ensembles lively repartee touches the performance with humor and personality. Tickets for this concert are $35 each, or an additional ticket option is available that allows purchasers to pick three concerts out of the remaining four concerts for $90. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at www.shellpoint.org/concerts. If you have any questions, call 454-2067. The Boston Brass are coming to Shell Point as part of its concert series Boston Brass will perform some of their Christmas music ArtFest Fort Myers High School CompetitionArtFest Fort Myers, Southwest Floridas premier juried fine art festival, announces a Call for Artists for the high school art competition and exhibit, Art Under 20. This special feature is located in the heart of ArtFest Fort Myers on the weekend of February 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A large gallery tent provides the opportunity for participating students to exhibit their artwork in a professional setting to 60,000 ArtFest Fort Myers patrons. Cash prizes totaling $6,500 will be awarded to student winners. ArtFest Fort Myers invites all Lee County high school students to participate. All student art must be work completed solely by the displaying artist. Entries will be accepted in five categories: drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, and 3-dimensional. Each student entering the Art Under 20 Competition is required to submit a completed entry form on or before December 9. Entry forms are available at all Lee County high school art departments or www. ArtFestFortMyers.com ArtFest Fort Myers is a two-day outdoor fine art festival. The Juried Art Show featuring 215 professional artists from across the country, the Art Under 20 exhibit and competition, the Kids@continued on page 46 ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Have you seen one of these?These new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store C.R.O.W. Sanibel Recreation Center Sanybels Finest Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop CROW Restaurant | Catering | Market | Open 7 days a week DINE: 11 a.m. 9 p.m. | SHOP: 11 a.m. 9 p.m.ShoalsWineBar.comFresh Fare, Local air.17650 San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33931239.482.6765
41 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 A Yuletide Review At Off Broadway Palmby Di SaggauThe musical review A Christmas Survival Guide opens with a voice offstage saying, Only 174 shopping days to Christmas. Its a countdown to which many can relate. Soon it will be crunch time with presents to buy and wrap, parties to attend and holiday cards to mail. The show focuses primarily on the hustle and bustle of the holidays and then, in the second act, some lovely traditional songs fill the air. The cast consists of Jeff March, Caitlin Newman, Jessica Unice and Danielle Vetro and they offer a nice blend of voices on the group numbers. Everyone in the cast also gets their moment. Newman delivers a heartfelt All Those Christmas Cliches, and Vetro gives us a glimpse of what life is like being Mrs. Claus, in Surabaya Santa and a manic, comical rendition of The Twelve Steps of Christmas. Unice shines singing Christmas Eve. My two favorite performances were Newman singing Little Girl Blue, and Marchs rendition of O Holy Night, which brought down the house. Audience participation is always great fun. A male member of the audience, the night I attended, was called up on stage twice. Im sure the cast hopes they are as lucky every night in getting someone who enjoys their moment in the spotlight. In the end, dont expect any real secrets for surviving the holidays that you didnt already know, just a fun blend of holiday music to give you a welcome break during the mad dash to December 25. The show is directed by Victor Legarreta, who also serves as the voice on high that speaks various messages about the survival guide. There are two or three double entendre statements that could be eliminated, but aside from that, the show is a lot of fun and ends on a beautiful note. I left the theater feeling great and kind of looking forward to getting ready for the holidays. A Christmas Survival Guide plays through December 25 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, the great little theater inside Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Its a chance to sit down for a couple hours, catch your breath and be entertained. For tickets go to www.broadwaypalm. com or call 278-4422. In the directors note inside the program, Legarreta says, I hope this production leaves us all in the holiday spirit and touches on something for everyone, be it holiday gatherings, religion, Santa or Elvis. So have fun with us tonight and Happy Holidays! A scene from A Christmas Survival Guide ZAGATZAGAT.COMRated by: Follow us on acebook tag reader applicationMicrosoft Yucatan Shrimp! Mahi-Mahi! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201142 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebook ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS $14.99 Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceDELIVERY AVAILABLE TUE.SAT PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. SeasonalWinner 2010 Taste of the Islands Voted BEST PizzaWe now sell beer!VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 11/30/11 Model Trains Annual Holiday ShowOn November 26 and 27, Scale Rails of Southwest Florida presents its annual Scale Rails Holiday Train Show at the Araba Shrine Temple in Fort Myers. There will be many special attractions such as dealers and collectors selling trains and accessories. There will be four operating layouts to see. The Christmas O Scale will be decorated in winter scenery. There will also be an ON30 layout, and the Scale Rails Tidewater District layout in N scale. An N scale complete layout will be raffled during the show. In the Scale Rails clubhouse, a complete HO triple deck operating layout will be available for viewing with admission to the show. There will also be a Thomas the Train for the children to operate. The show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $7 for adults and $2 for teens. Children under 12 and service personnel in uniform are admitted free. The Araba Shrine Temple is at 2010 Hanson Street, Fort Myers. For information, call the Scale Rails clubhouse at 731-0520. The Scale Rails Holiday Train Show features ON30 scale layout with winter scenery Florida Novelist Book SigningAre you red-carpet ready? When author Deborah Sharp was a reporter in Southwest Florida, she snagged a role in a horror film being shot on Sanibel and wrote about it for the newspaper. More than 25 years later, she mined that film-set experience for her fourth mystery novel, Mama Sees Stars. Who knew lurching around as a flesh-eating zombie on the set of Day of the Dead would finally pay off? said Sharp, 57, a former reporter for the News-Press and USA Today. Sharp, whose readers have been showing up in movie star attire at her red-carpet-themed book signing at The Sanibel Island Bookshop, 1571 Periwinkle Way, Friday, November 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Though no zombies appear in Mama Sees Stars, plenty of conniving crew members and spoiled Hollywood big shots comprise the mystery novels cast. When a film company comes to little Himmarshee, Florida, to shoot a cowboy film, main character Mace Bauer gets a job as a horse wrangler on the set. Maces mother -the wacky Mama in each of Sharps titles -sees the film as her long-awaited shot at stardom. But make believe turns to murder when the much-hated producer of the movie is fatally shot. Will Mamas big close-up uncover a killer? Library Journal gave the book a starred review: This zany fourth entry in Sharps series is a feature worthy of the big screen. Mama Sees Stars is The Golden Girls meets Entourage, said the Florida Book Review. Energetic plots and laugh-out loud humor are staples of Sharps series, and the authors skills are at their finest, wrote Oline Cogdill in the Chicago Tribune. Mama Sees Stars is a follow-up to last years Mama Gets Hitched, which was chosen as a Hot Summer Read by televisions Today show. Sharps been a guest on Today, where she spoke about her funny, Florida-set series and the transition from journalism to mystery-writing. Sharp lives in Ft. Lauderdale with her husband, Kerry Sanders. They met as competing reporters in Southwest Florida in 1983, when Sharp worked at the News-Press and Sanders, now an NBC correspondent, was with WINK-TV. One of the biggest fights we ever had was over Day of the Dead, said Sharp. Kerry overheard me on the phone with one of my editors, and he scooped me before the next mornings headline with the news that filmmaker George Romero was shooting on Sanibel. I guess I got over it, because in January well be married for 23 years. For more about the author: www. deborahsharp.com. For more information about the book signing or to preorder a copy, call the Sanibel Island Bookshop at 472-5223 Book cover The author Deborah Sharp
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201144 Outdoor & Indoor Dining Take-Out Pet Friendly Patio Baked Goods Beer & Wine Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerOlde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Rd.239.472.2625Breakfast, Lunch Daily 7am 2:30pm Dinner Tues Sat: 4pm 8pm OvereasyCafeSanibel.com Island Paws A Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownNOW SERVING DINNERWeve Got Your BennyDipptf!gspn!Usbejujpobm-!Sfvcfo-!Tbojcfm!Tisjnq-! Opwb!Tnplfe!Tbmnpo-!Wfsz!Wfhhjf-!ps!Zb.Bmm t!Tpvuifso! Fhht!Cfofejdu/!!Dpnf!usz! fn!bmm/ Reuben Benedict toasted English muffin topped with 1000 island dressing, grilled corned beef, two poachers & hollandaise sauce.Tues thru Sat: 4pm-8pm Outdoor & Indoor Dining Take-Out Pet Friendly Patio Baked Goods Beer & Wine Breakfast & Lunch Breakfast & Lunch Daily 7am 2:30pm OvereasyCafeSanibel.com Make Your Reservation Now For Thanksgiving Make Your Reservation Now For Thanksgiving Gobble Up At 1231 Middle Gulf Drive 1231 Middle Gulf Drive (next door to Holiday Inn) (next door to Holiday Inn) 472-4646 472-4646 Serving Serving Hours: Hours: 4pm 8:30pm 4pm 8:30pm SPECIAL SPECIAL MENU MENU ENTREES ENTREES Starting at Starting at $ $ 15. 15. 95 95 Island Book Nook November Book SigningsArnold Hubert, November 23, 1 to 3 p.m. Many western forts have gone to dust since 1863; but one in particular in Colorado has come back. In Resurrection of Fort Lupton author Arnold Hubert shares how a group of individuals, spearheaded by the South Platte Valley Historical Society, took on the once insurmountable task of rebuilding a historical landmark called Fort Lancaster now Fort Lupton and brought history back to life. History can be fun and it is more fun when one becomes involved in it, Hubert writes. This group of people gathered together to share the same interest restoring the history of an old trading fort for the people of today. They were building a fort, yes, but also a stage to make history come alive through the smell of a pine campfire, the sound of a bugle, the feel of a buffalo hide. When the rebuilding of the fort actually began, volunteers gave more and more of their resources time, tools, equipment, furnishings, expertise, and most importantly, hours of their lives. Readers will witness how, as they worked, they had fun and excitement and learned about history and about people not only those who lived in the past but those in the present with much more interest than they had before. With 12 comprehensive chapters, Resurrection of Fort Lupton is packed with photographs and illustrations that will guide the reader through this memorable journey back to history. Arnold Hubert grew up on the Kankakee River in Kankakee, Illinois, and spent most of his youth on the river, fishing, hunting, trapping and just having a good time. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and spent nine years there ending up in Vietnam the last year. He retired at 62 years and moved to Colorado to see what he could do to preserve the image of the old west. That is how he met the South Platte Valley Historical Society, and this book was written in memory of John T. Martin and his dream. Connie Hope November 25, 1 to 3 p.m. Connie Hope of Fort Myers will be signing copies of her cookbook In Addition to the Entre November 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Island Book Nook. Connie describes her book as not really a cookbook because many of the recipes are non-cooking dishes. This is a cookbook that is geared toward the busy and working person who doesnt have a lot of time to spend cooking, but wants to have a good meal. All it takes is one side dish to transform the entre into a complete meal, Connie says about her first book. Connie prepares one of the simple entrees as a taster during her book signings. The entre is always delicious and quickly disappears during the book signings. Plan to stop in for a great taste and pick-up In Addition to the Entre a great gift idea for that cook in your household. From page 43Book SigningHer mixed media materials include felting, silk, wool hand stitching and beading, found driftwood, toothpicks, watercolor paint, stamping and colored chalk. The Sanibel Masters Art Festival features 75 national artists and benefits the programs at the Sanibel Community House and the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. Admission is free, but donations are accepted at the gates. As a special treat, the BIG ARTS Chorus will perform a preview of their holiday concert at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 26. For more information, visit boulderbrookproductions.net. Lunch With Noted Author The Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. will host a fundraising luncheon with critically acclaimed author Sue Miller at The Sanctuary on Friday, February 10. A novelist, short story writer, and journalist, Miller is recognized internationally for her elegant and sharply realistic accounts of the contemporary family. Her books have been published in 20 countries around the world. The Good Mother, the first of her eight novels, was an immediate bestseller and was at the top of The New York Times charts for more than six months. Her novel While I Was Gone was an Oprahs Book Club selection. While I Was Gone was also a Bookof-the-Month main selection along with Millers The Senators Wife and Family Pictures, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Millers latest novel is The Lake Shore Limited. Her non-fiction book, The Story of My Father, is a memoir about her relationship with her father during his illness and death from Alzheimers disease. Her numerous honors include a Guggenheim and a Bunting Fellowship at Radcliffe College. Miller is an advocate for the writers engagement with society at large. She was on the board of PEN American Center, the U.S. branch of the worlds oldest international literary and human rights organization, and she was chair of PEN New England which fostered literacy programs for homeless shelters and established writing programs for urban high schools and prisons. She has taught fiction at Amherst, The Radcliffe Institute, Bennington, Smith, MIT and others. The Library Foundations support of programming such as the Author Series and Summer Reading Program, and technology services like eShelf and TeenSpace leverages public tax dollar investment and helps the Sanibel Public Library provide dynamic and engaging initiatives that enhance the library experience. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-0088. Sue Miller
45 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 Deadline Approaching For Young Artists AuditionsAudition dates for the Young Artists Awards auditions have been set and registration is now open to area students throughout Southwest Florida, ages eight to 21. Twenty five thousand in savings bond scholarships and other prizes will be awarded this year. To guarantee an audition slot, registrations must be postmarked by December 15. A limited number of late registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis only if postmarked before January 1. Many students were unable to participate last year because of space and time limitations, so students are urged to submit their registration as soon as possible. Auditions will be held at the Alliance for the Arts in the following 11 categories: Saturday, January 14, Dance, ages eight to 14 and 15 to 21; Drama, 13 to 16 and 17 and 21 Sunday, January 15, Contemporary Voice/Musical Theatre, ages eight to12 Saturday, January 21, Instrumental Music, ages 13 to 16 and 17 to 21; Classical Voice, ages 13 to 16 and 17 to 21,Contemporary Voice, ages 13 to 16 and 17 to 21 Students may audition in multiple categories. Now in its ninth year of programming, the Young Artists Awards is Southwest Floridas premiere performing arts audition, performance, education and scholarship program for students. Participants will have the opportunity to perform before panels of professional adjudicators. More than 40 judges from across the nation participated last year. Students will receive scoring sheets and written comments from all members of their judging panel. The panel will choose 22 students to perform individually at a gala at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on March 4. Eleven runner-up students will also perform in a coached group number. An Audience Choice award will be voted on by audience members in attendance that evening. All participating students will also have a chance to perform at various community events. As a not-for-profit organization, the Young Artists Awards also collaborates with other area organizations to provide additional information about opportunities to student participants in the performing arts. Visit www.youngartistsawards.org to download a registration form. Email director@ youngartistsawards.org or call 574-9321 for more information. 2011 Young Artists award winners FIND US American/Italian Cuisine at a ordable prices! JOIN US FOR THANKSGIVING DAY BUFFETfrom 11 am 3 pm $24.99 per person Regular Dinner & Turkey Special starting at 4 pmBu et includes Turkey, Ham, Beef, Seafood, Salads, Soup, Sides & Desserts12984 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 239-204-2020 www.brattasristorante.com EVERY DAY EARLY BIRD 4 pm 6 pmTwo Dinners for $19.99 with the purchase of two beverages. Seafood Entres availableMichael Bratta & Brenda Biddle invite you to Wine, Dine & Relax in our newly renovated dining room.LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY SERVING LUNCHMon-Fri 11 am 4 pm Dinner 7 days 4 pm close Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11Bennigans, Biddles & now Brattas has never tasted so good!!! Try Our Chicago Favorite Chicken Vesuvio Try our True Vienna Chicago Style Hot Dogs & Beef Sandwiches HAPPY HOUR 4 pm 6:30 pm 1/2 price drinks and discount appetizers Lunch Happy Hour1/2 Price Wine & Draft Beer 11 am 4 pm LUNCH ONLYBuy One Lunch Entre Get One FREE Up to $9Not valid with any other coupon or promotion. Not valid on holidays. Exp. 12/02/11 DINNER ONLYBuy Two Entres & Receive $10 OFFNot valid with any other coupon or promotion. Not valid on holidays. Exp. 12/02/11
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201146 Book ReviewRin Tin Tinby Max FriedersdorfThe story of a lost puppy on a World War I battlefield that became Hollywoods biggest star has propelled Rin Tin Tin, The Life And Legend, to the years bestseller list. Susan Orlean, the gifted writer for The New Yorker, spent 10 years researching, reporting and writing her gripping account of a chance encounter by a young American soldier on a French battlefield in 1918. Lee Duncan discovered a newborn German shepherd in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel. He brought the dog home to California where its amazing athleticism and innate acting ability caught the attention of Warner Brothers. Acclaimed as a book for anyone who has ever had a dog or loved a dog, Rin Tin Tin tells the story of an amazing animal that became Warners biggest box office attraction during the 1920s, starring in 23 silent films that saved the studio from bankruptcy and made him the most famous dog in the world. Orlean delves deep into the mystical bonding between humans and animals, covering a 90-year history of dogs as pets, performers, companions of the handicapped, police dogs and dogs in war. As a dog person I was early on attracted to the breed because of their pointy ears, alertness and intelligence. My first shepherd was named Gail which I bought from a kennel in Ohio. I was away at college so Gail was raised mostly by my mother. Shepherds are one-person dogs, and Gail bonded with my mother. Gails favorite pastime was lying behind the couch and attacking the Omar bread man when he tried to slip his delivery inside the storm door. My second shepherd was Bismarck. He was an aggressive fellow who loved to chase horses and fight with a huge standard poodle named Monty. Priscilla had to break up the fights by beating them with a board. Our last shepherd was Trudy, a Fort Myers kennel product. She was a sweet girl, whose only bad habit was charging bikes on Sand Castle Road. Trudy was an outside dog and was miserable in the Florida heat and humidity. Sadly, we found her a new home in cool San Diego. Rin Tin Tin, The Life And Legend By Susan Orlean. Simon & Schuster. Hardback, 324 pages, seven photos, $26.99. (Available on the New Books shelf at the Sanibel Public Library.) From page 40Art Fest High School CompetitionArt interactive art yard, plus food and entertainment combine to create a one-of-a-kind community festival. Admission to ArtFest Fort Myers is free due to the generous support of its sponsors. For more information, contact ArtFest Fort Myers at 768-3602, email info@ ArtFestFortMyers or visit www.ArtFestFortMyers.com. Publishers Association Award WinnerIndigo Press has announced its latest release, The Living Gulf Coast-A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida (March 2011), is the gold-medal winner (Florida adult non-fiction) at the annual awards ceremony of the Florida Publishers Association (FPA). The event took place the evening of November 5 at the Helmsely Sandcastle Hotel on Lido Beach in Sarasota. The competition for this award was high this year because, for the first time in the FPAs 28-year history, the numerous categories were open to all Florida publishers. The judging was done by an independent panel of three Florida librarians who scored every entry on a number of criteria including content, cover and interior book design. The Living Gulf Coast is a nature guide covering six counties of Southwest Florida, including Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades and Hendry. Its 512 pages contain more than 600 full-color photographs from award-winning nature photographers Alan S. Maltz, Dick Fortune, Sara Lopez, Judd Patterson, David Seibel and Heather Green. Chris Angermann, president of FPA, presents award to Sanibel author Charles Sobczak at the annual awards banquet in Sarasota Sobczake latest release wins award Top Ten Books On The Island1. Major Pettigrews Last Stand by Helen Simonson 2 Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 3 Left Neglected by Lisa Genova 4 The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein 5 Sarahs Key by Tatiana De Rosnay 6 I, Steve by George Beahm 7 Room by Emma Donoghue 8 Still Alice by Lisa Genova 9 Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer Holland 10. Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop In November we will move into the remodeled Arizona Pizza location along with a slightly new name, Sunshine Grille. Chef Tao and Chef Migel will continue to tempt you with their favorate daily specials. Well see you there!Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233. 8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Sunshine Seafood Cafe has a new home...Right next door!
47 ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 Sanibel Author Captures Tales Of Paradiseby Di SaggauThere is a great deal of history surrounding Sanibel and Captiva islands. It stretches far beyond the warm beaches, back over 300 years, to a time when natives roamed the islands. After 30 years of listening to innumerable tales, Jeri Magg has captured the fascinating details in a new book Historic Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Tales of Paradise. Magg spent a couple of years, on and off, putting the book together, scanning the photos and deciding on sites to include. She told me why she wrote the book. I was a volunteer at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village for the past 10 years, so my historical curiosity was peeked. After reading the books written by Elinore Dormer and Betty Anholt, and listening to the questions from visitors to the museum, I decided that a map of the historical sites accompanied by pictures and stories might be an easy way for people to learn about the islands. If the book were soft-covered and light, it could be stuffed in a glove box in the car. The book is a treasure chest of information. Youll learn about how Ponce de Leon first met the Calusa Indians in 1513 and how the Spaniards killed 80 warriors. Eight years later, he foolishly returned to the area and the Calusa exacted their revenge, killing 80 Spaniards. Ponce de Leon received an Indian arrow in the thigh, a wound that proved fatal. The next few centuries were flooded with pioneers, fishermen and clergymen in their quest to tame the wilderness in search of a better life. By 1889, there were 21 houses and 40 families living on Sanibel, bringing the total population to 100. By that time Sanibel, Captiva and Buck Key were flourishing agricultural communities. Magg covers everything from the construction of the causeway and bridge, to the early inhabitants who paved the way for what is enjoyed today on the islands. Youll discover how anthropologist Frank Cushing visited pioneer Sam Ellis in 1895 after the farmer discovered bones on his homestead and how President Theodore Roosevelts men saved a little girl from drowning when he lived on a houseboat in Captiva to study local marine life. I asked about any surprising facts she discovered during her research. Magg said, I didnt realize how many pioneers lived at Wulfert, and that there was an unsolved murder that took place there. The Island Store on Captiva was the hurricane shelter for the residents. Sometimes, while waiting for the storm to hit, they held the ultimate hurricane party. This is a book that will delight and intrigue you from start to finish. Right now, Historic Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Tales of Paradise is available at MacIntosh Books, and Sanibel Island Book Shop. Keep your eyes peeled, as it will soon be popping up at other locations. Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownBecomingby Carol H. Ehrlich You stick in my shoes. You track up my floors. You are brown and tan and grey the dull part of life. I hate you, clay. You are ugly. But in the potters hands life grows as you bend and stretch and shape to the potters finger-wish. You become. No longer dirt, no longer mud, with glaze of blues and greens and other rainbow hues you become pitchers pleading for blossoms and grasses mugs celebrating breakfast bowls cradling fruit within trivets gleaming their protection. You become what gives me pleasureordinary, special to my soul color in my life. You are Clay. A 21-year veteran of Island Writers Group 2, Carol Ehrlich is retired from a career in audiology-clinical, research and administration. This poem is from her book of poetry, Winds in My Sails, available from iUniverse.com and Barnes and Noble. Her publications include All Kinds of Love, Experiencing Hospice with co-author C. Jaffe, Baywood Publishing 1997 and a number of magazine and journal articles. She says poetry is fun-it invites feelings and play with language. Under New Ownership $ 5 99 9 C HEFS CARVING STATION FEATURING : R AW BAR FEATURING : D E SS ERT S G AL O RE FEAT U RIN G ALL THIS FOR ONLY $ 1 6 99 For consideration, please send typed poems with a short biography to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Attn: Don Brown or send a Microsoft Word attachment to donbrown@alum. mit.edu Our email address is email@example.com
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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 21 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA NOVEMBER 18, 2011 B BSECTIONAnother Chamber Day In ParadiseSubmitted by The Islands of Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of CommerceThis is the first in a regular series of articles in the Island Sun about life on the islands from a business and tourism perspective. In future columns we will tell you how the tourist season is progressing, update you on some of the islands newest ventures designed to meet the needs of both residents and guests, and give you early alerts about upcoming events. The best place to start is What is a Chamber Of Commerce? What do we do? We have more than 600 business members hotels, restaurants, shops, attractions, professionals, nonprofits and community members from the largest to one-person operations and put simply, our job is to represent their interests and help to make them continued on page 5B The colorful Francis P. Bailey Visitor Center open 365 days a yearCommemorative 75th Annual Shellabration T-Shirts AvailableThe 75th Annual Shell Fair and Show Shellabration T-shirts are now on sale at $10 each. All proceeds go to the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Clubs scholarship programs. There are sand-colored u nisex Ts in sizes M, L, XL and XXL. Ladies T-shirts come in a banana color in sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL. Shirts can be purchased at She Sells Sea Shells, either location; at The Community House; or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Commemorative Shellabration T-Shirt Around The Islands With AnneNew Remote Home Monitoring System; Time To Order Turkeysby Anne MitchellIslanders who leave their homes to go up north at various times often ask neighbors to keep an eye on things or hire a home watch service to monitor things while they are away. Thanks to modern technology, however, they can monitor their homes while they are away. Sanibel Air Conditioning is offering a service that allows you to check on your Sanibel or Captiva home from anywhere in the world with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger on your smart phone. The installation of a remote home monitoring system can change the way you live, whether its something as simple as whether you forgot to lock the door, or whether you turned up the temperature on your air conditioner before going on a long trip. Regardless of how long you will be away, you can control the air conditioning system and other elements of your house wirelessly whenever you want and save energy at the same time. When youre not home for prolonged periods of time, you often have to hire various services to take care of your property and make copies of your keys, said Brian Hayes, owner. If there is an emergency, such as a water leak, then you have to have someone with a key open a door for a plumbing service. Remote home monitoring systems come with a lock scheduling capability that you can enable and provide access to your home for services that need to be there on a regular basis, he said. You can even set up temporary codes for anyone who needs a single time of access to your home.continued on page 8B Family Fun Day At The Dunes The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club invites the public to a Family Fun Day to support The Sanibel School. The event will be held Saturday, November 26, starting with a complimentary Kids Golf Clinic at 10 a.m. All other activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets include games, a magician, swimming, barbecue buffet, non-alcoholic drinks and contests. Tickets are $10 for continued on page 22B Chris Saul, first assistant golf professional teaching children at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
CROWs Taste Of The IslandsThere was a huge turnout Sunday for CROWs Taste of the Islands, with children enjoying face painting, people lined up to have Ikki Matsumoto sign their Taste of the Islands T-shirts (this year in many colors and varieties), and long lines that hungry people were happy to wait for the many dishes offered by island restaurants. Some people put their beach chairs in the shady spots and settled in for the whole day while others came to eat, vote and head out. Many volunteers were on hand to make the day a success, all with smiles on their faces and happy to help. It was a successful event all around. The winners are: Peoples Choice Winner: Traders (second consecutive year) Taste of the Taste: Sea Star Caf Iron Chef Winner: Chef Sal from Matzaluna Best Appetizer: Bronze Scallop, Traders Best Meat: Lamb Chop, Sea Star Caf Best Seafood: Wasabi Kissed Crab Cake, Blue Giraffe Best Take-Out: Grilled Cuban Sandwich, East End Deli Best Vegetarian: Summer Salad, Over Easy Caf Best Dessert: Beach Bon Bons, Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 20112B The excitement of Traders winning the Peoples Choice award Sydney Stevens after picture at the face-painting station CROW volunteer Jan Rutledge sells T-shirts Sea Star Caf, winner of the Best Meat for the Herb Lamb Chops and overall winner of the Taste of the Taste Winner of the Iron Chef Competition was Matzaluna Ikki Matsumoto signed T-shirts and prints Lily Brown in Ms. Sylvias face-painting chair The band, Riverside, played to the crowd Gloria Hannan and Dave Dolly staff the silent auction table CROW volunteers Helen Westlake, Carol Angel and Kathy Lundine staff the information booth The judges: Drew Tait, Wayne Martin, Melissa Akin, Murray Young, and Brian McCarley
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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 20114B Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Miromar LakesFort Myers2007 8,388 4,995,0003,700,000 4 Miromar LakesFort Myers2006 3,574 1,795,0001,550,000 6 Imperial ShoresBonita Springs2007 4,128 950,000895,000 123 Harbour Cottages Sanibel1987 1,553 749,000685,000 121 Paseo Fort Myers2010 1,975 464,990425,000 142 North Captiva DunesNorth Captiva2005 2,304 425,000395,000 2,136 Coconut CreekFort Myers1993 2,110 396,000342,500 8 Miromar LakesFort Myers2006 1,952 379,000340,000 139 Whiskey Creek EstateFort Myers1982 2,575 350,000325,000 446 Buckingham Fort Myers2000 2,822 369,000315,000 35courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Some Rays Of Sunshine In Local Tourism Numbersby Anne MitchellIn September, Lee County hosted 252,000 visitors, who spent $95 million, according to Davidson-Peterson Associates, consultant to the Lee County Tourist Development Council. Visitors staying in paid accommodations contributed $68.2 million to the total a 1.8 percent increase year-over-year. Total visitor expenditures for calendar year-to-year continued to show improvement over last year with a 12.7 percent gain. Average occupancy rate rose 4.7 percent year-over-year for September. The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau has announced that the fiscal year completed in September represents the highest bed tax collection on record with revenue of $24.2 million. Nearly 50,000 Lee County residents are employed in tourism, which has an economic impact of more than $2.4 billion economic impact. The airport, however, saw a decrease in passengers in September. Some 351,881 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, down 6.1 percent compared to September 2010. Year-to-date, passenger traffic was up 2.7 percent from the same period last year. Sanibel-Captiva KiwanisKiwanis Kornersubmitted by Eric PfeiferLast week our guest speaker was Dr. Dana Flavin who is the founder and executive director of The Foundation for Collaborative Medicine and Research. She is regarded as a world-renowned leading cancer reseracher and developer of targeted therapies for cancer including cervix, ovarian, colon, breast, acute myeloid leukemia and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Dr. Flavins motto is, There is always a treatment; you just have to find it. She has spent a good part of her life researching pioneering treatments in Nanotechnology which will change the face of cancer therapies throughout the world forever. She told us several stories of cancer patients who were told they could not survive but are still living today thanks to her research. Her success in medical research has been based on her sincere belief that collaboration is the key to success, and thats why her research institute, Collmed, collaborates with universities, hospitals, cancer centers, and other sites throughout the U.S. and more than 20 other countries. Our scientists and colleagues have already made, and will continue to make, significant progress against many forms of cancer, stated Dr. Flavin. In addition to cancer, Dr. Flavin has also developed targeted therapies for HPV, HIV, multiple sclerosis, and lupus and was the first doctor to successfully cure mononucleosis. She holds patents for the treatment of viral hepatitis and rheumatoid arthritis. She is a consultant to pharmaceutical companies including Roche, Pfizer, Novartis, Bristol Myer Squibb, and Bionorica. She is regularly published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Flavin also regularly presents her research to medical organizations and governmental agencies. Anyone who would like to join Kiwanis on Tuesdays to hear speakers like Dr. Flavin, show up to The Dunes at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast. If you feel topics such as the one above may be a little too sophisticated for you to understand, you may be right at home with some of the Kiwaniains! We look forward to seeing you. Dr. Dana Flavin To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 At Bank Of The Islands, You Get All the TrimmingsWe are so grateful to have you as customers and neighbors. Corner of Periwinkle Way and Casa Ybel Road 472-7211 www.bankoftheislands.comAn Oce of Edison National Bank Member FDIC F I S H Member FDIC Tom Turkey NOV.21As a way of giving thanks, we invite you to stop by Bank of the Islands on Monday, November 21 to receive a gift for your Thanksgiving celebration. Please consider bringing a contribution for our Canned Food Drive beneting F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here) To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
From page 1BChamber Daymore successful. So we generate publicity for our islands, to encourage visitors from both home and abroad, and when they arrive we give them lots of information about the islands. The most visible sign of our activity is the Francis P. Bailey Visitor Center, the colorful building on the right as you come off the causeway. The center is staffed 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has a full-time and part-time staff, many of whom are volunteers. We had over 180,000 people come through our door last year. What results do we get? The chamber continues to grow at an impressive rate. In September alone, we had more than 10 new members, and we have a 95 percent membership retention rate, which is impressive by any standard. We look all the time to add value to membership: through networking events like the Chamber Business Lunches. We work closely with members to prepare for the new season: we have had a good summer and fall, reassuring us that season will reflect an improving economy. Take a look at the causeway: it is already filling with happily smiling snowbirds grateful to be leaving the chilly north well behind and eager for their first sight of our magnificent beaches! Hortoons Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 5B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 20116B Hidden TreasuresEngagement Ring Historyby Dan Schuyler and Karen BellEarlier this year, Prince William gave fiance, Kate Middleton, the engagement ring that belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana. The ring is an 18-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by 14 brilliant-cut diamonds and set in 18-carat white gold. The ring was designed by Garrard Jewelers, the longtime official crown jeweler for the British monarchy. Such focus on one famous ring begs the question why do we wear engagement rings at all? An engagement ring represents a promise to spend a life together and conjures up images of romance and love. It is also an enduring symbol that can be passed down from generation to generation. The history of the engagement ring goes back several centuries. The Romans were the first to wear engagement rings. They called them truth or betrothal rings, and they were worn on the third finger of the left hand. This is thanks to an Egyptian belief that the veins from the third finger on the left hand lead directly to the heart. In the Middle Ages, an engagement ring was called a bond or Gimmel ring. Those who could afford to do so would add colorful stones such as emeralds and sapphires to the ring. Because the diamond is the hardest known stone, it came to represent enduring and eternal love and was afforded only by the very wealthy. Those who could not afford colored stones would give rings in the form of two clasped hands. This ring was called the faith or Fedde ring. Thanks to a discovery of diamonds in Brazil, diamonds were more readily available during the 18th century. It was at this point that engagement rings with more than one diamond became the custom. In 1870, the discovery of diamonds in the Kimberly diamond region of South Africa made diamonds even more available. The custom of adding gemstones or birthstones to engagement rings became fashionable. In 1947, the launch of the familiar Diamonds are Forever campaign encouraged families to keep their diamond rings and consider them heirlooms, thus creating a demand for new diamonds as these old diamonds didnt enter the market. The song, Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend, as sung by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, helped to make the diamond seem all the more glamorous. From this point on, the engagement ring became not only an enduring symbol of love, but a fashion statement. You can contact Dan Schuyler by email at email@example.com. Sunshine Seafood RelocatesSandy Stilwell, owner of Stilwell Enterprises Restaurant Group, has announced the purchase of the property at 8700 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. It is the former location of Arizona Pizza. She moved her 10-year-old Sunshine Seafood Caf and re-opened Novmber 14 as Sunshine Grille. The restaurant will be serving all of the favorites of Sunshine Cafe plus an updated menu with an array of flatbreads. At lunch they also offer fire roasted sandwiches, flatbreads plus the Sunshine extensive lunch menu. Indoor and outdoor dining available. Financing on the project was an Small Business Administration loan through Florida Shores Bank. Stilwell owns seven restaurants: Keylime Bistro, RC Otters Island Eats, Cantina Captiva, Sunshine Seafood Caf and Wine Bar, Captiva Pizza, Latte Da Coffee and Ice Cream Shoppe and Sunshine Grille. Diamonds are the hardest known stones The Romans were the first to wear engagement rings, called truth or betrothal rings Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery Opens The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery opened for the new season on November 14. It is one of the oldest fine arts and crafts galleries on the island, located at 2490 Library Way, at the corner of Tarpon Bay Road. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The gallery shows award-winning two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists, featuring watercolors, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, photography, pastels, glass fusion, jewelry, sculpture, wood carvings both hand carved and turned, and woven baskets. Artists are Jeannie Risher, Sheila King, David King, Neil Glaser, Stan Timson, Anne Kittel, Lee Ackert, Gordon Coughlin, Joan Tangren Reynolds, Peter Zell, Denny Souers, Mary Ann Devos, Tania Begg, Bob Huelsebusch, Don Daniels, Kathy Boynton and Phil Krym. In addition, the gallery owner Calvin Linnemann shows original art from noted Haitian artists. The gallery hosts several artists of the month receptions during season featuring artists from Southwest Florida. This year, On December 12, it will have a joint evening showing and reception with its neighbor Tower Galley. For information about the gallery and its artists, log onto hirdiegirdie.com or call 395-0027. *Over 34-year island resident and Realtor *RE/MAX International Hall of Fame *Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel & Captiva Islands and the Southwest Florida Coast Harbour Cottages o ers community amenities and wonderful water views. An 18-unit canal front development situated on 11 acres with deep water access. Duplex built in and designed by Niemann-Wolter. is 3/3 oor plan features updated kitchen with wood oors, granite counter tops and plantation shutters throughout. Private dock features water and electric with 10k lb. boat lift. Call Steve for personal viewing. ITS THE EXPERIENCE! PREMIER BOATING$749,000 UnfurnishedSTEVE FISHER239-472-0949 239-472-2311 800-388-2311 firstname.lastname@example.org/s sher.com REDUCED CATS & DOGS Naples Trusts New DirectorThe Naples Trust Company has announced that Richard A. Greenwood will join the firm as a managing director, effective immediately. In his new position, Greenwood will help guide overall capital allocation and corporate strategy in addition to his role as a client advocate and member of the firms asset management committee. He will work out of the companys Naples and Chicago offices. Greenwood is president and chairman of Madison Advisory Group Inc., which he founded in 1977 to provide investment services to institutions, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals and families. Madison is a Chicago-based company that currently acts as the general partner in a private investment partnership. We are delighted that he will be joining us, said Adria Starkey, president of The Naples Trust Company. During his career, Rick has delivered outstanding long-term investment returns to his clients by concentrating their portfolios in large companies with leadership positions in their industries. Our clients will benefit greatly from his experience in all kinds of markets and from his highly disciplined, common sense approach to the investment process. From 2000-2003, Greenwood also worked with Advisory Research Inc. in Chicago as the companys director of large cap equity investments. Earlier in his career, he spent seven years with Merrill Lynch as an account executive in its Chicago office. I look forward to working with the people in this unique organization, said Greenwood. Their approach to investing is one I have used very successfully for my clients for many years. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or email@example.com
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 20118B From page 1BAround The IslandsOnce you set up a remote home monitoring system, and when you are away from your home, you can use a web-enabled computer or a cell phone to easily check the status of your: Air conditioning system Door locks Lights Video cameras In addition to the basic monitoring devices you can also: Grant single time or scheduled entry to your home (and watch who enters via a security camera) Program lights to turn on and off View live video feed to see what is happening around your house while you are not there Keep a 90-day log to keep track of who is coming in or leaving Receive text or email notifications whenever a lock is accessed Remotely add, delete and change user codes that grant entry to your home through a pin pad Sanibel Air Conditioning is located on 1213 Periwinkle Way, Suite A, Sanibel, or log onto www.sanibelair. com. Turkey time is fast approaching and you may want to place your order for a fresh Grade A turkey at Baileys General Store. The turkeys come in the 10to 24-pound range, depending on how many people you need to serve. Its $1.89 a pound. Organic whole turkeys are $3.19 per pound and frozen ones, $1.79 a pound. You can pick up your order any time right up until Thanksgiving morning, but Baileys meat department staff recommends you get it the day before. Dont feel like cooking this year? Order a turkey dinner with all the trimmings from Baileys deli. Prices start at $89.99 to serve six to eight people. Spiral hams are $2.99 a pound. Baileys is also selling Mermaid Cakes. Choose from Red Velvet, Orange Crunch, Bootlegger Rum and several others, by the slice or whole. They can also be shipped. Call 4721516 to place an order for cakes or Thanksgiving turkeys and meals. The Grog Shop at Baileys is ready for your holiday needs with a large selection of wines and spirits on hand. Id like to remind you of a moneysaving special. You can save up to $30 by mail by ordering up to four bottles of alcohol. Heres how it works: Buy two brands, get $10; three brands, get $20; buy all four, get $30. The brands are: Dewars Scotch, $27.99; Grey Goose Vodka, $31.99; Bombay Sapphire Gin, $26.99; and Bacardi Rum Gold or Light, $14.99. The Grog Shop is at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, phone 472-1682. Jerrys Market is offering three sizes of ready-cooked turkey dinners with all the trimmings: serving five to seven, $50.95; nine to 11, $66.95; and 12 to 14, $76.95. The bakery will have apple, pumpkin and mincemeat pies for Thanksgiving as well If you prefer to eat out and let someone else do the dishes, Jerrys Restaurant is serving a hot turkey dinner on Thanksgiving day. Call Jerrys at 472-9300 for further information or to place an order.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSTraders features music by Chris Workman Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Danny Morgan and Friends on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Traders is at 1551 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-7242. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse features Michael David playing light classical guitar on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The steakhouse is at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grown-up races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. Gene Federico plays at Courtneys on Sanibel on Thursdays and Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. and on Sundays at the tiki barfrom 2 to 5 p.m. Courtneys is at 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, phone 4724646. Traditions on the Beach has live music Thursday through Saturday, featuring Joe McCormick, Marvilla Marzanand Barbara Smith. There are periodic jazz nights on Wednesdays. The restaurant is at the Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 4721771. George & Wendys Corner Grill features Chris Workman, keyboard and vocals, on Fridays and Steve Scooter Reynolds, guitar and vocals, on Saturdays. Entertainment is from 7 to 11 p.m. The Corner Grill is at Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, phone 395-1263. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment 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 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Restaurant owners/managers, email or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@aol. com or 395-2299.
PATRON Wilderness Point Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hayduk, Sr. Mariner Advisory Group, LLC The Ron Rice Family CORPORATE FAMILY The Gary Rooke Family The Michael Rackley FamilyTHANK YOU SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA CAPTIVA, FLORIDA CELEBRATE THE EXCEPTIONAL Over 150 walkers joined together to raise awareness for individuals with Down syndrome and raise funds for local organizations that support inclusionary practices for children with Downs. A special thanks to our Pat ron, Corporate and F amily dono rs along with everyone who walked. 9B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201110B Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueArch-RivalsTwo of the leagues four new teams went head to head on Monday night with Bathroom Magic pounding out a resounding 12-4 victory over Sandycappers. The win vaulted the Magic shooters into first place by one game over threetime champs Bunts Ball Busters. The defending champs managed only an 8-8 tie with their Odd Ball arch-rivals. Sanibel Caf followed up last weeks 15-1 win with a 10-6 victory over Chalk & Awe. The win moved Sanibel Caf into third place only six games out of second. The Caf cue men meet second place Bunts Ball Busters Monday night at George & Wendys. Drop by to see the big match starting at 6 p.m. Only two players posted perfect 4-0 scores for the night. One was expected as John Gonzalez from Bathroom Magic smoothly dispatched Sandycapper Jeff Brown. The other 4-0 could be categorized as a minor miracle with Gator Gates blanking Chalk & Awe Captain Carol Johnson. Later Captain Johnson was heard telling her husband that she needs a new cue lighter and with a smaller tip. Husband Kip Johnson just smiled. StandingTeam Name Won Lost First Bathroom Magic 43 21 SecondBunts Ball Busters42 22 ThirdSanibel Caf3826 FourthOdd Balls3628 FifthSandycappers3034 SixthChalk & Awe2935 SeventhFresh Legion Crew2440 EighthGeorge & Wendys1450SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2011-2012 Standings through November 14, 2011 Bunts Ball Busters 8Odd Balls 8 Sanibel Caf 10Chalk & Awe 6 Fresh Legion Crew 10George & Wendys 6 Bathroom Magic 12Sandycappers 4 Sundial Offers Additional Opportunity To Play In 8-Ball League CompetitionThe Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League doubled in size this year with the addition of two new pool tables at George & Wendys Corner Grill. Eight teams are now three weeks into their 21-week season playing matches at the Grill and American Legion Post 123. An opportunity for another expansion of the league is being offered by the Sundial Beach and Golf Resort. Sundial will make its three pocket billiard tables available for league play. The tables are located in Sharkys Lounge overlooking the gulf. Bob Buntrock, organizer of the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League, said, Since the league is already underway for the 2011-2012 season, we will work with Sundial to create an In-House League to start sometime in December or January if four additional teams express interest in playing. The In-House League could then join with the current league to form a 12-team league for the 2012-2013 season. Sundial will provide a four-person team to anchor its In-House League. At least three more teams are necessary to get underway this year. Additional teams could come from island businesses, condominium associations, city departments, the chamber of commerce, service clubs, and private table owners. Anyone interested in forming a team and playing in the league should contact Bob Buntrock at 274-7881 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Buntrock is willing to meet with any interested team or players to explain Billiard Congress of America 8-ball rules and provide playing instruction if needed. The Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League is in its fifth year of play. Six teams competed the first year on tables at the legion and Gasparilas Grill. When the Grill closed, the league moved to the legion and dropped to four teams because only two tables were available for league play. Expansion came this year utilizing tables at George & Wendys upscale billiard lounge. More that 100 shooters have participated in the leagues first four years of existence. League matches are scheduled for Monday nights starting at 6 p.m. Four players from each team play four opponents four games each. Play usually ends by 9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per night per player plus $2 per night per player for table use. All monies from the $5 per night fee are returned at the end of the season based on the standing of each team and total games played by each player. Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. Hersch, BCS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 STEVE FISHER239-472-0949 239-472-2311 800-388-2311 email@example.com/s sher.com*Over 34-year island resident and Realtor *RE/MAX International Hall of Fame *Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel & Captiva Islands and the Southwest Florida Coast $1,675,000 FurnishedALL NEW -MUST SEE! Luxury 3/2+den penthouse features beautiful Gulf view. A rare opportunity to own over 2,600 sq. ft. along prestigious West Gulf Drive. Penthouse overlooks the white sand beaches and the Gulf of Mexico. Guest bedroom and private lanai overlook the pool, clubhouse and tennis court. Spectacular views! Call Steve for OPEN HOUSE hours. ITS THE EXPERIENCE! JUNONIA OF SANIBEL OPEN HOUSEShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201112B Former Miracle Star Rescued by Ed FrankWhile the swirling controversy involving Penn State University engulfed the media of late, another frightening episode occurred last week involving a major league catcher who once starred here for the Fort Myers Miracle. Luckily that event ended happily when Washington Nationals Wilson Ramos was rescued following a two-day kidnapping ordeal in Venezuela. The 24-year-old Ramos had been seized at gunpoint outside his family home in Valencia and driven away in an SUV the first abduction of a major league player in that country. The kidnapping set off a nationwide search that ended when commandos invaded a mountain hideout where he had been held. It was just three years ago when Ramos helped the Miracle win the Florida State League first-half West Division title when he hit .288 with 13 home runs and was named to the leagues All-Star team. The following year he moved up to Double A New Britain and was ranked the third best prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization by Baseball America. Despite the fact that Ramos batted over .400 in spring training last year, he was assigned to Triple A Rochester rather than having him serve as a back-up to All-Star catcher Joe Mauer. But a month later, he received his first major league call when Mauer was sidelined due to an injury. In his very first game, he went four for five to become the only catcher in baseball history to collect four hits in his major league debut. While filling in for Mauer, he hit .296, but once Mauer returned Ramos was sent back to the minors before being traded to Washington in July last year in a deal for reliever Matt Capps. That trade has since backfired on continued on page 24B Wilson Ramos
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Apparently I hit a nerve with my Occupy West Gulf Drive column a few weeks ago with both those who agreed and those who did not. Those who disagreed with me made a good point that the Occupy Wall Street crowd protests how large corporations get away with paying no taxes and have a disproportionate voice due to the campaign contribution laws. Im going to address those issues below.Some emails to me, however, resorted to name-calling, suggesting Im a typical Fox News conservative who has a cushy job, health insurance and no heart. I was also called the exact type of person that the Occupy Wall Street protestors believe doesnt care about them. In response I thought a little disclosure about my background would be appropriate.I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, in a lower-middle-class socio-economic background. My parents moved us to Florida in 1980 (I was a junior in high school) due to financial distress as my fathers business essentially went bankrupt. A year-and-a-half later my folks dropped me off on the steps of the dormitory at the University of Florida, telling me as much as theyd like to help, they had no financial resources to do so. I therefore put myself through school, earning accounting and law degrees on my own working part-time jobs (sometimes two or three at a time) and through student loans (all since repaid in full) completing an eight-year course of study in seven years. Silver spoons are definitely not part of my background. That said, allow me to agree that corporate lobbyists and I would add union lobbyists as well seem to have a hold on our federal and state governments. Somehow thats got to change for our country to get back on track. But since Im an attorney who also holds a CPA license, let me address what I know best the tax argument. I heard from some who responded to my argument that the wealthy already pay most of the taxes in this country by pointing to what they called the real unfairness of major corporations not paying income taxes. My response is that under the right circumstances, General Electric and other large corporations should not have to pay corporate-level income tax. Allow me to explain. Back in 1987 while studying tax law at the University of Florida, I had a professor by the name of George K. Yin who afterward served in Washington DC as the chief of staff of Congress Joint Committee of Taxation. Professor Yin shared with my class his theory that there should be no corporate income tax. And when you look at his argument, it makes sense. Before you raise your eyebrows and fire out your emails, realize that a vast majority of our existing domestic businesses already dont pay any income tax. An S corporation, for example, is known as a pass-through entity. This means that the corporation doesnt pay any income tax; instead, its net income after deductible expenses is reported on the shareholders Form 1040 personal income tax returns. The same holds true with partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs), most of which pay no income tax. The S corporations, partnerships and LLCs provide legal liability protection to entrepreneurs while at the same time not subjecting the risk-takers and job creators to double (corporate and individual) taxation. In order to have pass-through treatment, however, they need to comply with various tax laws that essentially mandate the shareholders pick up the income earned, and it gets taxed on the shareholders individual tax returns. With S corporations, for example, the law even restricts how many and what types of shareholders the company may have. Large corporations such as GE report enormous earnings without paying tax through legal loopholes that enable them to limit the amount of reported income through offshore-subsidiary transfers. These loopholes wouldnt be necessary and could be closed if the tax law were changed to mimic the law that smaller businesses live by. And that is, as I understood Professor Yin to explain, to allow a deduction for all profits that are paid to United States taxpayers. In other words, Professor Yins theory was that corporations would be encouraged to employ U.S. workers and to increase dividends to U.S. shareholders, if those same corporations enjoyed pass-through entity tax treatment much like S corporations. At the same time, expenses and dividends paid to foreign subsidiary workers and/or entities would either not be deductible for U.S. income tax purposes and would remain subject to corporate-level taxation. Professor Yin believed that by limiting or abolishing the corporate income tax, corporations would be more likely to remain domestic entities (or even encourage foreign entities to move here), employ domestic workers, and pay higher dividends to their shareholders. At the same time, individual income tax collections should increase and correspondingly Professor Yin believed expanding the individual tax base to include all taxpayers so that everyone has skin in the game. 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Incoming President Jay Allen decreed that the net scores recorded on the first round would determine whether whitetee players were slotted in the first or second flight. When the last putt was holed, new member Skip Tutor stood atop the white first flight with a net score of 69. Jim Mulka led the second flight at 75, and fiery Chicagoan Richard Chocol sat atop the gold flight with a fine score of 68. The second and decisive round of the tournament kicked off on another perfect Saturday, November 18. New member John Kilkenny, with the tournaments lowest one-day score of 61, nine under par, roared up from the back of the gold pack, but Bill Fetherston held him off with a sold 66 and took first place on a match of cards. Jerry Mader finished third, just two strokes back. I enjoyed the tournament, Fetherston said, and with Chocol keeping my score, all strokes were counted! Newcomer Skip Tutor overcame an out-of-bounds drive on his very first swing and some other shaky play early to win the first white-tee flight going away. My temper can be a problem on the golf course, so Im glad I was able to accept some bad shots early-on. Joe Barbieri shot a consistent 72-70 to finish second. Jim Sauer achieved a remarkable third place, considering what he had to overcome: after hitting three consecutive drives on the fourth hole out of bounds, he stood on the tee laying six. Some golfers would have thrown their driver into the river and walked home at that point, but not Sauer. Channeling his anger, he drove his fourth attempt into the fairway, hit a laser onto the green from 160 yards, and sank the putt for a birdie plus six. He ended up with a horrid 50 on the front but shot 39 on the back, including consecutive birdies on holes 17 and 18, to hold off the surging Swede, Bjorn Olsson, who finished just one stroke out of the money. continued on page 16B Ed House perusing Fall Classic results White tee 2nd flight winner, Jim Mulka White tee 1st flight winner, Skip Tutor Gold tee winner, Bill Fetherston
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LEO (July 23 to August 22) Relationships enter a brighter period, both at home and in the workplace. Prospects also look good for single Leos and Leonas, who can expect a welcome visit from Cupid. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Those mixed signals that were complicating your life are giving way now to clear, definitive guidelines. This makes it easier for you to weigh your options and make decisions. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Ask your partner for an explanation of what seems to be a sign of strain in your relationship. The sooner you understand the problem, the sooner you can both act to resolve it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A new challenge in the workplace holds an exciting promise for the future. But be aware of the fact that you havent been told about all the demands you might have to meet. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your financial picture brightens as you get into sorting out realistic goals and those that are not reachable at this time. Caution remains your fiscal watchword. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Youre deep into your new project, and thats just fine. But dont neglect your family and friends. Spending time with people you care for is always a wise investment. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Past feelings are suddenly reawakened. This could make you emotionally vulnerable. Be careful about decisions you might be asked to make at this time. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youve come to a place where youll be facing important decisions that can affect your future. Rely on your strong moral compass to guide you toward making the right choices. BORN THIS WEEK: Youre gifted with both natural wisdom and wit -a good combination for success as a writer, a teacher and, most importantly, a parent. On Nov. 25, 1783, nearly three months after the Treaty of Paris was signed ending the American Revolution, the final British soldiers withdraw from New York City, the last British military position in the United States. The city had been in British hands since 1776. On Nov. 26, 1898, a powerful winter storm batters New England, killing at least 450 people in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Blizzard conditions caused 20-foot snowdrifts, some 100 ships were blown ashore in Boston and another 40 were sunk. About 100 people died when a steamer sank near Cape Cod, filling the harbors and nearby beaches with bodies and debris. On Nov. 23, 1936, the first issue of the pictorial magazine Life is published, and it quickly became an overwhelming success. At its peak, the magazine had a circulation of more than 8 million. Life ceased running as a weekly publication in 1972. On Nov. 27, 1942, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix is born in Seattle. Hendrix made his first U.S. appearance at Californias Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. He made a splash by burning his guitar and was quickly established as a rock superstar. On Nov. 22, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, is assassinated while traveling in a motorcade through Dallas. First lady Jacqueline Kennedy was beside him, along with Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife. Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired three shots from the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository. On Nov. 24, 1971, a hijacker calling himself D.B. Cooper leaps from a Northwest Orient Airlines 727 over Washington state carrying $200,000 he extorted from the airline. Wearing only wraparound sunglasses, a thin suit and a raincoat, Cooper parachuted into a thunderstorm with winds in excess of 100 mph. On Nov. 21, 1980, 350 million people around the world tune in to televisions popular primetime drama Dallas to find out who shot J.R. Ewing, the character fans loved to hate. J.R. had been shot on the season-ending episode the previous March. It was the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Wilson Reagan, who made the following sage observation: Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. If youre like 75 percent of Americans, you like to doodle. There was a shipwreck in 1664 that had only one survivor, one in 1785 that also resulted in all but one aboard being killed, and one in 1860 that likewise left a single person alive. Considering the fact that shipwrecks are not that uncommon -particularly in the heyday of ocean travel -you might not think this much of a coincidence. Think again, though; in each of those shipwrecks, the sole survivor was named Hugh Williams. Those who study such things say that Roman Emperor Caligulas last words were, Im still alive! If you go bankrupt, your creditors are forbidden from seizing your wedding ring to pay debts. In 1984, a woman named Deborah Martorano was shopping at Bloomingdales in New York City, when one of the stores employees, a perfume demonstrator, sprayed her with scent. The experience evidently caused Martorano, who suffered from allergies and asthma, to spend 10 days in a hospital. This respiratory distress resulted in a $75,000 settlement from the store. The Dead Sea isnt a sea at all; its a lake. If you ever travel to Borneo or Sumatra and come face-to-face with an orangutan, keep this tidbit of information in mind: If one of these great apes belches at you, you might want to back off; thats how they warn others to stay out of their territory. Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors. -Thomas H. Huxley THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
21B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011 Florida Lobster Quiche 1 9-inch pie shell, uncooked 1 cups lobster meat, cooked and sliced cup Swiss cheese, shredded cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded cup Parmesan cheese, grated 4 eggs, well beaten cup white wine 1 cup half and half teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard cup scallions, chopped 1/8 teaspoon black pepper teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread lobster meat in the pie shell; top with cheeses. Combine eggs, wine, half and half, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, scallions, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over lobster and cheeses. Sprinkle top with nutmeg. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes until custard is set. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve hot or at room temperature as an appetizer or main dish. Yield four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 320, Calories From Fat 168, Total Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 10g, Trans Fatty Acid 0.13, Cholesterol 318mg, Total Carbohydrate 6g, Protein 28g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.33g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Lobster Quiche The Water Effectby Bryan HayesWater has a tremendous amount of energy that can be both constructive and destructive. Water created the grand canyon, carving out majestic waterways, it sustains life, it provides countless hours of enjoyment to almost everyone, yet there is still a devastating effect that water, or lack of ti, has on society both in monetary loses and the loss of life. The droughts in Texas or the Japanese tsunami this year are just the most recent examples of how water can affect our lives. The subject that well talk about this week isnt as traumatic, but it sure can make a mess and cause a tremendous amount of damage. Water in the home when its not in the right place can cause a great deal of problems. Damage from water can originate from air conditioning condensate lines that are backed up or improperly installed, aging or faulty piping, hot water heaters or any other appliances that use water. Water in the form of moisture can also cause damage, creating conditions that are prime for micro-organisms to grow, leaving your home a fussy mess. A damaged roof can make it seem like its raining more inside your house then it is outside. So, how do you minimize problems associated with damage resulting from water? There is no surefire way to prevent every problem, but there are ways to stack the deck in your favor. Preventative maintenance on your air conditioning will help reduce the chance that your condensate line will back up and the system will function properly for dehumidification during your absence. Having your hot water checked by a state certified plumber every couple of years will decrease the likelihood that youll discover a surprise when you return. Try to avoid running your washing machine or dishwasher when youre going to be leaving or going to sleep. There is a better chance that a problem will be discovered if youre home and alert. Have your roof checked out if its been more then ten years since anything has been done to it. I know that none of these services are free, but the possible result of complacency and neglect can cost you way more in the long run. A quick story here, I was once witness to a home where the hot water heater leaked for a weekend while the owners where away, it was on the third floor, it caused so much damage that the home was unlivable for 3 years. So on that note, there is no subject, that I can emphasize more than performing preventative maintenance. One final note, its a good practice to turn your main water line coming in your home before leaving even if just for a couple of days. A great deal of damage can occur in just a short amount of time! Also, dont forget to turn your hot water heaters breaker off when you turn the water off, otherwise you can damage it. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Superior InteriorsYikes, Stripesby Marcia FeeneyDecorating with stripes gives you the opportunity to experience tremendous versatility in your room. They can make your room look bigger or wider, more serene or bolder. But too much of a good thing can sometimes be bad. Watch out for wide stripes with dark or bright colors. They can be very overpowering to work with. Try using thee stripes in small quantities, perhaps in wall covering under a chair rail. Also keep in mind that the larger the room, the wider the stripe may be. A narrow vertical stripe works well in smaller rooms, particularly those with low ceilings, as they will make the room appear larger. Do you have a two-story wall in your home? Adding a vertical striped wall covering, or paint treatment to this very large wall, will draw unnecessary attention. The wall is already very long, and a striped wall covering will make it seem even longer. Rather, you might opt for a bold, dramatic color, or a textured paint finish on this wall to highlight this wonderful architectural feature in a more understated manner Marcia Feeney is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at email@example.com. Bubba Needs A Good HomeThis little guy will charm his way right into your heart. Bubba is a 6-month-old male cat who loves to snuggle and he is very dog friendly. He came to PAWS when his owner moved away. He is healthy, neutered and up to date on his vaccinations. To adopt Bubba, call PAWS volunteer Pam at 472-4823. Bubba
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201122B The Sanctuary Superintendent At PinehurstThe Toro Company, known around the world as a leader in turf maintenance equipment and irrigation, recently extended an invitation for Kyle Sweet, The Sanctuary Golf Club Golf Course Superintendent, to attend and speak at its annual sales and education meeting held at Pinehurst, North Carolina during the first week of November. The Sanctuary replaced its entire irrigation system during the summer of 2009, employing the latest advancements in irrigation design and technology. It was a great opportunity to share our success with Toro distributors from around the country. Hopefully by presenting our story, it will help to promote more efficient irrigation designs, educate for providing proposals for system upgrades and encourage responsible use of irrigation water, said Sweet. During the past two years, The Sanctuary has shown a 25 percent continued on page 25B Tony Altum, irrigation designer/consultant; Kyle Sweet, golf course superintendent; Frank Warden, Toro district sales manager at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst, North Carolina Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERS List Local. Sell Global. List Local. Sell Global.East End Elegant Residence With Boat Dock Located on Sanibel's gorgeous and popular east end, Kings Crown. The 3+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence with a boat dock and boat lift has everything your heart may desire. For private Showings please call Isabella Rasi. SPORTS QUIZ1. True or false: In 1970, Major League Baseball had four no-hitters -all pitched in California. 2. Name the rst year and last year that Philadelphias Steve Carlton led the National League in strikeouts. 3. Four Stanford quarterbacks have won the Sammy Baugh trophy as the top college passer. Name two of them. 4 In the 2009-10 season, Kevin Durant became the youngest scoring champion in NBA history (age 21). Who had been the youngest? 5. Before Bostons Tim Thomas had 798 in 2011, which NHL goalie had recorded the most saves in one postseason? 6. When Abby Wambach set the record in 2011 for most career goals by a U.S. womens soccer player in World Cup action, whose mark did she break? 7. Julie Krone was the rst female jockey to win a Triple Crown horse race. Which one was it? 1. True. 2. It was in 1972 and 1983. 3. Dick Norman (1959), Guy Benjamin (), Steve Dils () and John Elway (). 4. Chicagos Max Zaslofsky was 22 when he won the scoring title in 1947-48. 5. Kirk McLean had 761 saves for Vancouver in 1994. 6. Michelle Akers had 12 goals between 1991 and 1999. 7. The 1993 Belmont Stakes, aboard Colonial Affair. ANSWERS Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org From page 1BFamily Fun Dayadults and $6 for children, and may be paid with cash or by check. There will be a nine-hole golf scramble at 11 a.m. Cost is $25 per cart. There will be many prizes, including a Dunes golf and tennis family membership (value $1,150), weekend at the Sundial Resort (value $600), L3 Beach Photo Session (value $175), Dinner at The Dunes (value $100), and one-hour golf lesson (value $80). All prize and golf scramble proceeds will benefit the Sanibel School Fund. The fund is a 501(c)3 organization of parents and friends that has raised 100 percent of the funding for the schools foreign language program and contributed to arts, music, physical education and technology program enhancements. To reserve a spot in the golf scramble, call 472-2010. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Farmers MarketShop local! Eat local! The Sanibel Island Farmers Market is back starting Sunday, November 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dunlop Road, Sanibel City Hall, next to the library. The Farmers Market will take place every Sunday through April 29. The Lakes Park Farmers Market resumes Friday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. The Lakes Park Farmers Market takes place every Friday through April 27. In addition to fruits and vegtables, the farmers markets will feature breads, honey, soaps, jams, seafood and more from over 45 vendors. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
23B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011Everblades Swampee Plays At Rec CenterThis is a last minute reminder to purchase your tickets for Sanibel Night at the Everblades on November 19. Game time is 7 p.m. versus the Greenville Road Warriors at the Germain Arena. The special reduced ticket rate for this event is $13 for adults or children $5 off of the regular ticket price. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center, 472-0345. Teens can join the fun of Sanibel Night at the Everblades with the teen group. Cost is $16 for Sanibel Recreation members and $16.75 for non-members. Bring some extra money for the dollar menu before the game. The van will leave the Recreation Center at 5:30 p.m. and approximate return time is 11 p.m. Teens ages 12 to 15 are welcome. Van seating is limited. For more information contact the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345. Swampee says purchase your tickets for Sanibel Night at the Everblades DID YOU KNOW?"VIP REALTY CONTINUES TO DOMINATE ISLAND SALES WITH A CLOSED MARKET SHARE OF 37% FOR 2011! IF YOU NEED TO GET YOUR HOME SOLD, CALL #1, CALL VIP REALTY TODAY!" viprealty.com1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel (239) 472-5187 (800) 553-7338 Toll free (239) 472-0996 Fax (866) 472-5187 Intl 2000 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 395-0607 14970 Captiva Drive, Captiva (239) 472-7800 (866) 472-7800 Toll free (239) 472-7861 Fax *Based on closed sales 01/01/11 through 11/05/11 per Sanibel Captiva Multiple Listing Service 2 BR/2.5 BA with den, furnished Direct gulf front condo Expansive views of Gulf of Mexico A view from every room $1,675,000 (2111131)Fred & Shane Spring 472-5187 x 284/285 Tamarind At The Reef NEW LISTING 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo Weekly rentals, good income Popular gulf front complex Pool, spa, tennis $715,000 (2111144) David Schuldenfrei 472-5187 x 227 Gulf Views NEW LISTING Old Florida style 3BR/3BA + den home Heated pool and spa with paver deck Wood oors, large open kitchen Near Sanibel, beautifully maintained $369,000 (2111146)Dave & Judy Osterholt 472-5187 x 235/230 Caloosa Creek NEW LISTING Four-bedroom/four-bath home, 200 on the beach Sweeping ocean views from all primary rooms Sited on +/3 acres of botanical gardens Architectural whimsy & construction excellence $6,500,000 (2111103)Mary Lou Bailey 472-5187 Ext. 246 Exceptional Gulf Front Estate NEW LISTING 3BR/2BA w/wrap around lanai Direct gulf-front with expansive views Open oor plan for vacation gatherings Feels like a single family home $1,081,000 (2111014)Robin Humphrey & Associates 472-5187 x 218/241 Beach Front Condo NEW LISTING Wonderful 3BR/2BA home w/loft Steps to the beach & bay Two story oor plan Pool, tennis, docks w/gulf access $749,000 (2110998) Karen Bell 472-5187 x 270 Seascape NEW LISTING Ideal southern exposure Just a few minutes from Bowmans Beach Water front home site All utilities available $249,555 (2800858)Charles Sobczak 472-5187 x 255 The Best Of Southern Living PRICE REDUCED 2 BR/2 BA with spacious lanai, 2-car garage Wrap around dock with boatlift, room for pool Bay views from unique topoor room Turnkey w/all furnishings, dishes, etc. $769,000 (2110571)Lynda Traverso 472-5187 x 226 Stunning Gulf Views PRICE REDUCED Exquisite luxury living/privacy Nearly 4000 sq. ft. of living space Gourmet kitchen, high end dcor 3BR/3.5BA plus a den $2,489,000 (2101249)Jason Lomano 472-5187 x 286 Stunning Gulf Views PRICE REDUCED Well maintained 3BR/2.5BA home Elevator, replace, cathedral ceilings New impact windows & garage doors Community pool & tennis, beach access $1,985,000 (2101130) Janie Howland 472-5187 x 268 Directly On The Gulf PRICE REDUCED Convenient to Sanibel Island Bike ride to Bunche Beach 2BR/2BA plus den 2 car enclosed garage under building $230,000 (2100882) Diane Stocks 472-5187 x 335 Preserve & Lake Views PRICE REDUCED Sunset and river views The Landings Two-story penthouse with 2 masters Beautiful remodel, wood oors Best location in Ariel! $799,000 (2110799) Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215 5260 S LANDINGS DR., #1704, Ft. Myers OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, 11/20, 1-4PM
25B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, All of us have heard the saying, It takes a village to raise a child. We must connect with others and create our village to accomplish this goal. Making connections is the theme of School Psychology Awareness Week, being celebrated right now, November 14 through 18. A students life at school is filled with potential connections (relationships, linkages in learning, behavioral choices). Friendships with peers, relationships with teachers, acknowledgements from administrators, encouragement from coaches are all connections essential to making school an enjoyable place to learn. Supportive learning environments help students make positive connections among behavior, effort, skills, and achievement while also building resilience and the ability to meet challenges successfully. Connections such as these are vital to our children. Having at least one trustworthy adult in addition to family, whether at school or in the community, can help children overcome challenges and adversity. One friendship is enough to help a child feel accepted at school. Feeling connected to school increases childrens well-being and academic achievement and decreases negative risk factors such as truancy and the likelihood of dropping out. School psychologists are in a unique role to facilitate students connections at school. We work directly with students providing educational assessments, leading individual and group social skills development sessions, guiding learning strategies and problem-solving skills, and helping students develop positive self concepts by linking efforts to achievements. The importance of connections is not limited to students. School psychologists also consult and collaborate with teachers, counselors, aides, administrators, and parents. We provide services such as serving on school problem-solving and leadership teams, analyzing and explaining educational data, developing classroom accommodations and modifications, meeting with parents and community members, and helping students transition to post secondary education or adult services after graduation. That is a lot of connections! Helping our students and schools focus on strengthening positive relationships and increasing positive connections is at the heart of School Psychology Awareness Week. The theme, Every link matters. Make a connection. is directed to students, but also carries an important message to all adults. Parents, you can help build and celebrate your childrens positive connections! Encourage your child to do homework with a friend or a group of friends. Get to know at least two or three parents of your childs classmates by name. Listen more than talk next time your child tells you they have a problem. It shows them you believe in their ability to become good problem solvers. Encourage your child to come up with at least three ways to solve problems they run into, and congratulate them for thinking of different ways to solve problems. (Okay, some ideas will be a little grand, but thinking big is a great way to encourage imagination!) Take time each day to tell a child, any child, that they are important. Tell them what they think, say, and do matters to everyone around them. This theme is simply good advice: every link matters: make a connection and create your village. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Sanibel College Student Studying In AustraliaCarolyn Gaines of Sanibel, a junior at Gettysburg College, is spending the fall 2011 semester studying in Australia. Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. From page 22BSanctuary Superintendentreduction in water use and has continued to improve all aspects of course conditioning, despite Southwest Floridas recent droughts. This savings and efficiency has been due to specialized irrigation sprinklers, the use of an on-course weather station and computerized programming of the more than 2,000 irrigation heads course-wide. All 29 Toro distributors across the country thank Kyle for giving back to the golf industry and are proud to have him as a partner. He is a true professional with a passion to better his community, commented Tim Denton, golf sales manager for Wescoturf Inc., Toros Sarasota distributorship. It was truly an honor to speak, but next time Ill be hoping for a tee time as well, Sweet laughed. Sabine Carsten Joins Pfeifer Realty GroupPfeifer Realty Group welcomes Sabine Carsten, realtor and broker-associate to its Sanibel team. Carsten was born and raised in Germany. After visiting Sanibel for the first time in 1983, she returned to the island every year and relocated permanently over a decade ago. CATS & DOGS Sabine Carsten Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erence firstname.lastname@example.org Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. Serving Florida for over 55 years with a team of over 35 professionals. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email email@example.com
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201126B Solar Coversby David LiebetrauSolar pool covers are an important, yet often overlooked, part of winter pool care. Did you know that a solar blanket can save you as much as 70 percent on your pool heating costs? They are relatively inexpensive (common sizes average less than $150), and when properly maintained can last for years. Solar covers work by catching and trapping heat from the sun. On average, a pool can be heated 10 to 15 degrees by a solar blanket alone. They also keep cold winds from dropping water temperatures. In a sense, heating your pool without a solar cover is like turning on the heat in your house and then opening all of the windows. The traditional solar blankets, which tend to resemble fancy bubble wrap, are the most effective type of solar cover. They are designed to trap the most solar heat as possible, and then prevent that heat from escaping via evaporation. These covers come in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, and while the thicker blankets will cost a little more, they will also produce and trap more heat. An investment in one of these blankets will quickly pay for itself in energy savings. These blankets have also been manufactured to last for years with proper maintenance and storage. Just remember, when temperatures begin to rise and it is time to take the cover off of your pool, neatly fold your cover and store it in a shady place. Covers left in the sun during a Florida summer will literally bake, trapping heat in the center of the cover causing it to melt and become useless for the next season. Its worth it to take the extra few minutes to cover or place your blanket out of the sun for storage. While the traditional bubble blankets are what you will commonly see, there are other options available. For those pool owners that are not ready to invest in a blanket there is a category of products called liquid solar covers. These are time-released chemicals (typically isopropylalcohol based) that slow heat evaporation from your pool. They are environmentally friendly, compatible with pool chemicals, and will not harm your filter. While they are not as effective as a traditional blanket, they do work and offer the benefit of not having to handle a bulky cover. Another option that is especially important for those with small children or pets, is the solar ring. These are very similar to the blankets, but come in 5x5 rings. By using this design, small gaps are made allowing a more accessible escape for any child or pet that may accidentally fall into the pool while it is covered. No matter which option you choose, a solar cover is an investment that will save money on winter pool heating costs. Remember, pools can be dangerous when children and pets are left unattended. Please, always use your pool safely. David Liebetrau is a licensed pool contractor on Sanibel. If you have a question for David, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 Employee Recognition ProgramLee County is seeking nominations for its new Together We Mean Community employee recognition program. Lee County strives for all of its employees to provide cost-effective and efficient services to residents and visitors every day. But when an employee goes above and beyond his or her assigned duties to make an outstanding contribution to the community, we want to recognize that effort. Whether you are a resident, visitor or employee of Lee County, please take a few moments to fill out and electronically submit the Employee Nomination Form to recognize a current Lee County employee who has given something exceptional back to our community. To maintain a well-balanced representation of community issues, all nominations will be reviewed by a rotating three-member committee consisting of Lee County department directors. The committee will select one nominated employee each quarter to be spotlighted on Lee Countys website as well as publicly recognized by the county manager and the board of county commissioners. Visit the website at www.leegov.com/twmc/Pages/default.aspx for details. Solar Solutions12995 S. Cleveland #235A Fort Myers, Fl 33919 239-466-8605 www.FLDayLight.com SOLAR SOLUTIONSCelebrating our 10 year anniversary Solatubes Are Solatubes Are Perfect For Perfect For Dark Kitchens, Dark Kitchens, Bathrooms And Bathrooms And Living Rooms Living Rooms $525 10 Watt Fan or 10 Solatube Installed (Shingle roof only) New Solar Powered Attic Fan Helps Lower Electric Bill 10, 20, 25 & 40 Watt Avail. From page 14BCorporate Taxesaccounts that defer income tax until the assets are withdrawn. But Im sure the smart people who write our tax laws can figure that problem out. While this is a very simplistic description to a very complex problem, wouldnt you agree that encouraging profits and dividends alike to be tax-deductible so long as they were paid to others who are going to remit tax payments on the proceeds to the United States government makes sense? While some in Congress might not like the idea of allowing for tax-deductible dividends, saying it would favor the rich, might that not encourage more investment, growth and jobs in our country rather than encouraging the creation of offshore entities to shield taxable income?So do you still agree with the Occupy Wall Street crowd on taxes? Under the present system I would tend to agree but isnt there an alternative that is already used with a vast majority of our existing businesses that we could modify for the big boys? Im just asking the question. Because other than a lot of complaining, I havent heard any alternative real-world solutions offered by the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com.
27B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011Dr. DaveFish Fuzzby Dr. Dave HepburnIt came out of nowhere. A 100-foot grey ocean behemoth lunged out of the fog right toward the boat I was perched on some 23 miles out into the Pacific Ocean. Shut off your engine and reel in your rod! barked the orders from the intimidating grey hull of a police ocean cruiser. You in the bright white shirt, you are fishing in a NO FISH ZONE. But but officer Im not wearing a bright white shirt. Well then put a shirt on before we go blind and lets take a look at your catch. OK, throw me something (snicker). As you can see, I have NO fish in this NO FISH ZONE so why dont But you were, in fact, fishing. We saw your flasher, and thats all we need to see to give you this $250 ticket. Hold on a second Capn Hiliner. How was I supposed to know that I drifted into a no fishing zone; I dont see any signs? Check your GPS guppy. Have a good Friday. Busted by fish fuzz, carp cops, pickerel police. And I hadnt even caught any salmon. But the day was not to be a total loss. I cruised over into the FISH-YOURBRAINS-OUT ZONE and reeled in a lovely large spring salmon which weighed approximately 36.476 pounds by my guesstimate though the broken scale at the marina had it pegged at 23. (I know it was broken because many of the other experienced fishermen had also noticed that the scales were weighing much differently from what they told me their fish really weighed.) But my fish was expensive, an extra $250 tagged onto the usual fishing expenses of gas, seasickness pills, 17 lost lures, 1 lost lunch, 1 lost watch, multiple large surgical bandages, skin hook extractor, three bribes and the requisite purchase of the markets salmon special on the way home. Was it worth it? Depends on how much value you put into your health. Most of you within the sound of this column will die of either a stroke, a heart attack, cancer or as an investigator in the Silverback Gorilla Prostate Study. Several studies have now confirmed that Omega3 fatty acids lessen the risk factors for stroke and heart attacks with lesserknown benefits for cancer or gorillas. While salmon oil may reduce breast cancer in post menopausal women, its real raison detre is in the vascular world. The American Heart Association studies indicate that Omega 3s decrease the growth of artery-clogging plaques, thin the blood, lower the level of those dangerous serum triglycerides and appears to even lower blood pressure a little. Salmon is drenched in omega-3 fatty acids, something we get little or none of in the typical North American diet. Q: What about fish being contaminated with ocean residue? Answer: Farmed fish do have more contaminants than wild salmon. They are fed fish pellets which may have concentrated PCBs, dioxins and heavy metal contaminants like mercury and Black Sabbath. Any salmon labeled as Atlantic is actually farmed. Wild salmon tends to be safer to eat but tougher to catch than farmed. Cooked properly however, 50 percent of contaminants can be removed from any fish; farmed, wild or pets. Q. What about fish oil supplements? Answer: Fish oil is considered safe as any contaminants are usually removed during processing. However they lack some of the other beneficial ingredients contained in real fish including several nutrients and many of my most expensive lures. Q. So what do you recommend? Answer: Two servings of fish per week is the current recommendation but if you are at high risk for cardiovascular disease you might consider daily supplements as well, after consulting with your doctor. But most importantly, I recommend that if you come upon the fish fuzz on a Friday, never expose your flasher. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. 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Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com Fundraising Pledge Largest To Date For HospitalT he Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida has announced the largest pledge to date in its fundraising campaign to build a new 148-bed Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida on the groundsof HealthPark Medical Center in South Fort Myers. Trustees from the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, led by event chairman Dr. Stephen Machiz, publicly announced the $10 million pledge to the capital campaign November 2 at Lee Memorial Hospital on Cleveland Avenue. Each February (for 2012, on February 24 and 25) the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is held to support local childrens charities. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is its primary beneficiary. The two-day event includes luxury gourmet wine dinners held in private homes from Naples to Bonita Springs to Fort Myers on the Friday evening, and a grand silent and live auction with food and wine tastings at the ,Miromar Lakes Beach Club located in Miromar Lakes, Florida on the next day (Saturday). Prior to the capital campaign commitment, past contributions have supported lifesaving pediatric medical programs and high-technology pediatric medical equipment..
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201128B Island Paws Event Raises Funds For Pit Bull SterilizationIsland Paws, specializing in food, gifts and all things pets, recently held its annual Howl-o-ween Costume Party at the Over Easy Caf on Sanibel to benefit Lee County pet sterilization programs. The donations raised were matched by the Onyx and Breezy Foundation for a total donation of $11,206. The Onyx and Breezy Foundation is based in New York and Sanibel. Its mission is to provide financial support to credible organizations and individuals that benefit the welfare of animals. The monies raised will be used for Lee County Domestic Animal Services For Pits Sake spay/neuter program. Through the program, any pit bull or pit bull mix may be sterilized for free to reduce the overwhelming number of pit bulls that flood county shelters. We are so grateful for the support we have received from Island Paws, the Onyx and Breezy Foundation, and the community for this vital program, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. The funds will allow us to continue programs and services such as the For Pits Sake program and reduce pet overpopulation. For information about LCDAS programs and services call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit www.LeeLostPets.com. For information about Island Paws and the Onyx and Breezy Foundation go to www.IslandPaws.com and www.onyxandbreezy.org. Left to right: Ria Brown, Lee County Domestic Animal Services and Liza Clouse, Island PawsA Snoezelen Room Opens At Cypress CoveCypress Cove at HealthPark Florida is celebrating the opening of a Snoezelen Room, a controlled multisensory environment that can be used for people suffering from dementia, Alzheimers and related diseases. A Snoezelen Room is specially designed to deliver stimuli to various senses using lighting effects, color, sounds, music and scents to create a soothing and stimulating environment. The Snoezel Room was made possible thanks to a combination of private donations from Cypress Cove residents and family members and a grant awarded by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Originally developed in the 1970s in the Netherlands, Snoezelen Rooms have been established in facilities all over the world and are especially common in Germany, where more than 1,200 exist. Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida Inc. is a continuing care retirement community, consisting of 334 independent living units, 30 villas, 44 assisted living units and 64 skilled nursing beds. Statistics show that in 2010 the population in Lee County over the age of 65 was 23.5 percent with approximately 23,000 individuals suffering from Alzheimers and dementia-related diseases. These numbers speak loudly to the growing need for services and resources. Working with the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer Resource Center and Occupational Therapist Nathalie Bradshaw Childress, Cypress Cove is working to develop educational opportunities for caregivers throughout the greater community to learn more about the benefits of a Snoezelen Room. Hunger Walk For Harry ChapinMyers, Brettholtz & Company PA, Certified Public Accountants and Business Consultants have signed on as a bronze-level sponsor for the 4th Annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk. The walk is a major fundraiser for the Harry Chapin Food Bank and will again be held at the host site, Miromar Outlets, Estero, on January 21. Every one of Myers, Brettholtz & Companys 22 staff members volunteers his or her time in some way, including being a part of thd Hunger Walk. This years goal is $250,000, which will result in $1,500,000 in food being distributed to the areas hungry through the Food Banks 186 participating agencies in Southwest Florida. Last years Hunger Walk had more than 600 participants who raised more than $220,000. All of the money generated by the Hunger Walk will go to feed children and families in need. This has been a very difficult year for many of our neighbors, and the dozens of emergency food programs served by the Harry Chapin Food Bank are in critical need of food, said Lori Wilson, shareholder with Myers, Brettholtz & Company PA. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. 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Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizCan you see your eyelids? Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha Larson, COA.Screening candidates receive a $50 gift certi cate to your choice of one of ve Prawnbroker Restaurant Group establishments in Ft. Myers and Sanibel. Before Before After After Natasha Larson, COA 29B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011
ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201130B Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband and I both have multiple health problems and must see many doctors. We always go together for these visits. When the doctor asks me questions I always answer to the best of my ability. My husband doesnt answer the doctors questions directly and becomes furious with me if I answer for him and then we have big arguments for days after. Dont you tell him I have headaches and fainting spells when he asks, is his favorite response. I cant see the point of going to doctors if you will not answer their questions what is your opinion? Shirley Dear Shirley, I agree: why ask advice if you are unwilling to consider the advice. Why go to a physician if you are unwilling to be honest with the history. But your husband has the right to have his own opinion and behavior. He also has to assume the consequences of his choices as well. Pryce Dear Shirley, Your husband probably in his professional life was accustomed to asking the questions not having to answer them. I once heard of a woman who was so fed up answering her doctors questions (irrelevant, so she thought) that she finally said, I am not going to answer all of your questions. When people take their animals to the vet, the vet doesnt need to ask the animal questions, so why should you? If he doesnt want to cooperate with his doctors, I would also ask, Why go? Does he not realize the possible consequences financial, social and other major family problems as the result of his actions and his possible suffering and pain and the burden of his decision on the family? Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. deaRPharmacistCoffee, Tea, Or... Diabetes? by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I read your Diabetes Without Drugs book, and I am on Step 3 feeling better, and have lost 18 pounds. I was surprised to see such positive remarks about coffee; you really seem to approve of that for diabetics. Why? Everything I hear is that its bad. Thanks, ME, Decatur, Illinois After years of being blamed for contributing to everything from heart disease to alien abduction episodes, good news is brewing for the vilified coffee bean. I want to state right here, right now, that I think the coffee (and espresso) itself is fine, especially if its organically grown; the problem is all the other stuff that goes into making your latt palatable or scrumptious. Therein lies the problem for many people. A recently published Finnish study found that quaffing three to four cups of joe daily can cut ones risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 27 percent in men and 29 percent in women. Jolt yourself with seven to nine cups per day (which Im not advocating), and youll sleep with your eyes wide open. Seriously, seven to nine cups and those percentages increase to 33 and 66 percent respectively! Another study conducted by the University of Sydney in Australia found that a similar daily intake of tea resulted in a 20 percent reduction in the risk for developing diabetes. Now, percolate on this a very recent Harvard study also found that consuming five cups a day slashed the risk for diabetes. The scientists found that certain compounds could reduce blood levels of a nasty inflammation substance (interleukin-6) by 60 percent. Just FYI, blood vessel inflammation plays some role in the development of coronary heart disease, so this is a very significant finding. How can this be you ask? I know, weve all heard the litany of dangers associated with coffee consumption: Elevated blood pressure, cholesterol, and homocysteine levels (another inflammation mediator), vasoconstriction, jitteriness, and anxiety which sometimes causes one to hallucinate the aforementioned aliens. Well, as it turns out, these are believed to be only short-term effects. Long-term effects are much better. In fact, the study cites that there isnt a clear long-term impact on blood pressure. And zapping the interleukin-6 and the inflammation it causes may be why the temporary elevations of cholesterol are rendered innocuous, since its believed that the only reason cholesterol clings to your artery walls is because of... drum roll... inflammation! A new study from the Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that women who drink four cups of coffee a day have a 20 percent lower risk of developing depression. A similar study previously done in Finland also correlated caffeine consumption among men with lower incidences of depression and suicide. Take it leaded like I do, you fellow wild-eyed bean lovers! Decaf coffee does not produce similar results.DID YOU KNOW? The drug celecoxib is a drug mugger of folic acid, iron, melatonin and zinc. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Sanibel Island VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents Our email address is email@example.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213
31B ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 2011Assisted Living Open House And Health FairShell Point Retirement Community will host an Assisted Living Open House on Saturday, November 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arbor Assisted Living located in The Woodlands at Shell Point. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the assisted living options at Shell Point, as well as visit the health fair that will offer vision screenings, blood pressure checks, and balance assessments. While at the open house, individuals can participate in the personally guided tours of the building and attend a presentation about the lifestyle and care assisted living residents receive. As our aging seniors in Southwest Florida struggle during tough economic times we want to make sure that our community can offer a variety of choices for their lifestyles and needs, said Rita Southern, director of assisted living facilities and resident support services. Assisted living offers individuals more of a home-based environment, while improving the daily quality of life through a variety of amenities. Shell Point currently has two assistedliving facilities on site, the Arbor Assisted Living and Kings Crown. The Arbor Assisted Living is has a total of 132 units and a variety of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans. The Arbor Assisted Living has an in-house medical center with a full array of qualified medical personnel. Amenities on-site for residents include a full-time activities leader, fitness center, salon, game rooms, chapel, library, and a number of social areas throughout the building. The Kings Crown features 120 residential units with studio and one-bedroom floor plans, an expansive private dining room, library, computer station, and a variety of activity and gathering spaces. A third facility, The Springs (AHCA Licensure is pending), is slated to open in February and will offer an additional 105 units to the community for assisted living. The Springs will be open to the public on a month-to-month private pay basis. When completed, it will offer a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, transportation, dining, 24-hour healthcare staffing, and a professional activities leader who will coordinate events and activities, educational and entertainment programs, and opportunities for socialization and personal growth. For information, call 454-2077. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: My co-workers are all so serious. We all work in small cubicles and there is never a laugh or any humor during the day. Any suggestions on how to get them to lighten up?A: For starters, how about a weekly staff laugh? Gather your co-workers once a week and let them know that you have some funny events concerning your own behavior/life (silly things you catch yourself doing) and help them to see the humor. If they dont, put on Groucho Marx glasses, and ask How serious is this? Or wear something funny to work that will get a laugh out of your co-workers. Its a chance for you to create a connection that for once is not serious. Hopefully, they will get the point. As Norman Cousins said, Laughter is the best medicine. He was right. As children we laughed over 400 times a day, then as adults it is rare to laugh up to 10 times per day. If you can create a humor room at work with some funny DVDs around, that could lighten up everyone as well. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may email Dr. Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attend an open house November 19 to learn more about assisted-living options through the Shell Point Retirement Community ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSExcellent medical care, friendly sta Prompt attention to emergencies, injuries and lacerations X-Ray on PremisesVISITORS AND WALK-INS WELCOMEDR. CAROL CLARK, ARNP, Ed.D.Specializing in geriatric care, diabetes and chronic illness managementCALL 239-395-2444 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT Wir Sprechen Deutsch1699 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Hours Mon Fri 8-5 Closed for lunch 12-1EDWARD P. LAMOTTA, MDBoard Certi ed Family Physician Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 4 years in a row!ISLAND PHARMACY Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare D We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound care 239-472-6188Every Day Items Also! We specialize in Customer Satisfaction Caring for you and about you2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 12 Sanibel Island, FL 33957Fax 239-472-6144 We are ready for all your island needs with: Specially Formatted Bite & Itch Lotion Natural NoSeeUm Repellent We also offer rental of Walkers, Wheelchairs Crutches Special Orders Welcome Deliveries Available Bite and Itch Lotion Small Store Feel, National Chain Heath MartPHARMACY Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way In the Hungry Heron Plaza In the Hungry Heron Plaza Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC JD Powers Award Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email email@example.com
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answer on page 35BPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35B PAINTING Residential & Commercial Painting COLOR SCHEMES on request fromSanibel Home FurnishingsPower Washing Wallpaper Hanging Faux Finishing Free Estimates Interior & Exterior Dependable Reliable Licensed & InsuredLic #S3-11944 With your contract a donation to your favorite charity will be made. 395-3928 Cell: 841-4302ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18 201134B CUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com Ron DeCorte #CBC058483 LAWN MAINTENANCE CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING OFFICE : ( 239 ) 579-0028www.tradewindshomes.comCGC 1510520NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING KITCHENS AND BATH DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER 1633 1633 Periwinkle Periwinkle , Suite Suite H HVETERINARY SERVICES Dr. Mark W. Hullstrung House Calls for Dogs and Cats By Appointment:(239) 244-1401 VETERINARY SERVICES FOR SANIBEL, CAPTIVA & FORT MYERS
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HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS AUTO FOR SALE WANT TO BUY MISC. FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SPACEPROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBELPrime east end direct access dockage. Seawall, electricity, water, parking. Only minutes to the gulf! Call: 470-2866RS 12/17 CC TFN ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201136B SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971NR 9/2 BM TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or email@example.comRS 10/28 NC TFN A-NEEDA HOME CLEANINGResidential and Rental Cleaning Window and pressure cleaning Now Serving Lee County Licensed & Insured Call: 352-587-1480 / 352-860-2979 RR 10/28 CC 11/18 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.RR 10/28 CC 11/18 MARY ALICE HADLEY HAND PAINTED STONEWARE POTTERYA complete service for 10 to 12 in everything from mugs, plates, bowls, and many extra pieces. Serving plates, pitchers, butter dishes, salt and pepper shakers, bean pot, candlesticks, you name it. The complete set would retail for over $2500, buy it for $900. All Hadley pottery is painted, glazed and then kilnred at 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit, making it highly resistant to chipping and scratching. It is lead-free and oven, microwave and dishwasher-safe. Each hand-crafted pottery piece is signed by an artist trained by a protege of Mary Alice Hadley, and is the mark of genuine Hadley stoneware. Call 466-4707. RS 10/28 NC 11/18 MOBILE NOTARYProfessional notary public signing service. Loans, living wills, deeds, trusts, wills & POA. I will travel to your home, business or other meeting place. Jamee Ferous at 239-464-4746RR 11/4 PC 11/25 SQUEAKY CLEAN, LLCGood Honest Cleaning. Licensed & Insured. Free Estimates. Residential & Commercial. Call Jamee at 239-464-4746NR 11/4 PC 11/25 TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com PART TIME TEACHER ASSISTANTNeeded at The Sanibel School Tolls Paid Call Maureen @ 472-1617 NS 11/4 NC 11/25 DOCK SPACE NEEDEDEast end retired resident looking for dock space on a Sanibel canal for 23 deck boat. Please call 395-2476 or 401-466-2807NR 11/4 CC 11/25 HOUSEKEEPING INSPECTORPart-time and full time position needed in our Housekeeping department. Saturdays required. Please apply in person at 2341 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FL 33957NR 11/11 CC 11/18 PARADISE POWERWASHINGHome, pool cage, deck, sidewalk & driveway. Mike @ 239-919-4573RR 11/11 CC 12/2 MONINO CONSTRUCTION, INC.CBC 1257406 Home Maintenance, Drywall, Tile, Paint, Carpentry. Call Luis 239-209-3979 Licensed & InsuredNR 11/11 CC 12/2 1969 CAMARO RS/SS396 325hp, Hugger Orange. Price $7,000. More details at firstname.lastname@example.org 352-505-9726 NR 11/11 CC 11/18 BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000RR 11/11 NC 12/2 HELP WANTEDSeeking part-time receptionist/ administrative assistant for Island Real Estate of ce. Must be highly organized with strong computer skills (MS-Of ce) and ability to communicate effectively. Prior experience in a real estate of ce preferred, but not required. Pay is commensurate with experience. Fax resume to 239-333-2388. RR 11/18 BM 11/18 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000NS 11/18 NC 12/9 THE BOSTON RED SOXDo you have what it takes to be part of the team? The Boston Red Sox are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and outgoing individuals to work at JetBlue Park for the 2012 Spring Training Season and beyond. Visit www.redsox.com/JetBlueParkjobs before Dec. 10 for more information NR 11/18 NC 12/9 LIC./INS./CNA/CAREGIVERLooking for clients. Lt. Meals, Housekeeping, Laundry, Errands, Appointments, Meds. Dependable, Honest and Caring. Excl. Personal Refs. 239-896-0766RR 11/18 CC 11/25 RESPITE CAREBy Retired Registered Nurse. Hourly or Overnight Rates. Local References. 239-910-2282NR 11/18 CC 12/9 BOAT FOR SALEAsking $15,750 for my 2003 Pro-Line 20DC Bow-Rider with a 150HP Mercury SaltwaterXL 2-stroke 6 cyl. Approx. 300hrs. Well-Maintained. Please call Tate at 239-333-8867 for more information. RR 11/18 CC 11/18 COUNTY WIDE CLEANINGServing all Lee County for 30 years. Home Restaurant Office Condos Beauty Salon Church Rental Property Free Estimates. $50 off 1st cleaning. Call 369-9017.RR 11/18 PC 11/18
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE ANNUAL/SEASONAL LOST AND FOUND VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLEFor a complete list visit our Website www.remax-oftheislands.com Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands 239-472-2311RS 10/9 B TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201137B Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt RS 5/13 NC TFNIsabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.comFor Information And Showings Please Call McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2...make an offer!SANIBEL EAST END Elegant, Sanibel East End Canal Front Home with Boat Dock. Like New! ASKING $1,795,000KEY WEST STYLE HOME AT THE BAY IN FORT MYERS BEACH (5/4/2) Fully furnished including a boat, etc. Asking $1,190,000WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath 1/2 of duplex East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234RR 9/16 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Pr iced at $83,200. Ground rent $5,800/yr. 239-209-1869 or Dorisdavenport@hotmail.com.RR 10/28 CC TFN NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYWALK TO BEACHPrivate Home with heated pool in a quiet area of Sanibel. Seasonal and monthly rentals. Newly decorated and equipped to a high standard. 2 bed/2 bath house. Contact Carolyn 239-579-0577 or email@example.comNR 11/4 CC 12/9 SANIBEL APARTMENT FOR RENT1 bedroom, 1 bath duplex. Washer/dryer; modern kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave. GREAT location walk to shops, bank, restaurants, while on a quiet street. $1,025/month includes all utilities except elec., tel. & cable. Call 395-8774. RS 11/4 CC TFN SANIBEL MONTHLYVACATION APARTMENTS Includes cable, wi ALL furnishings, w/d. From $900 $2,500 per month. Call 239-849-2210 3 units on Periwinkle Way!NR 11/4 CC 12/2 SANIBELSmall two bdr. house for rent. Convenient, affordable, deposit, references. Please email jeff@firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 239-472-2125.NS 11/11 CC 12/2 CLOSE TO SANIBEL & FM BEACH 2BR/2BA, 2nd oor, end unit w/lanai. Very clean & bright. Pool & tennis. No smoking, no pets. $800 per month 239-851-4921 or 887-0834. RR 11/11 CC 11/18 MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 enclosed porches; Bay & Canal views; private shing pier; boat dockage lease available; Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection all included in annual lease. 239-395-1786 RR 11/11 CC 12/2 FOR SALE TRAILERPeriwinkle Park 30 Trailer with attached 20x10 screen room, furnished, cozy and clean, appliances, garden area, paver parking. Reduced price. Motivated to sell. 727-207-5787. Paradise!RR 11/18 CC 11/25 BAY FRONT OPEN HOUSE SUN, NOV 20 FROM 12PM 4PM#1314 ISABEL DRIVE (Periwinkle to Bailey to Bay to Isabel) 150 Bayfront. Nearly 1/2 acre on islands most prestigious drive. Over 4000 sq. feet. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath, den, fam room w/stone replace, nanny quarters, formal dining. Walls of windows with bay front pool enhancing perfect water views. $2,295,000 www.1314isabeldr.com Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 www.TeamSanibel.com RR 11/18 BM 11/18 OPEN HOUSE SANCTUARYS BEST VALUE SUN. NOV. 20TH 12PM 4PM# 2294 WULFERT RD. (go toward Captiva till Wulfert Rd. take right ..take rst left) 4/4 +den includes guest house. Over 3,650 sq. livingcrown moldingpoolspa-f/p lake frontupscaleall newly protected windows. Just reduced to $1,089,000. Furnished. teamsanibel.com Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 NR 11/18 BM 11/18 REAL ESTATE WATERFRONT Tennisplace Condo, 2 Bed/Bath. Clean and fully furnished. High Amenities, Low Fees. Asking $245,000. Call 239-233-2292NS 11/18 CC 12/9 TOWNHOUSE2 bed, 1 1/2 baths, with pool. Nearest to island, Davis Road, area. $625 monthly. 239-472-3071 NR 11/18 CC 11/18 Duplex, 2/1 remodeled UF ground level, screened porch, walk to beach $900/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock just off Island $2,300/mo. Bay Front ground level, 3/3 UF + pool $2,500/mo.472-6747Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 11/18 BM TFN HUGE NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALEMcGregor Woods. South Ft Myers off McGregor Blvd. Saturday, Nov. 19th from 8am 12 pmRS 11/18 NC 11/18 LOSTPink Hardcase with Sunglasses. Please call 239-395-0357.NS 11/18 NC 12/9
NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva Islands CALLING CARD 239-395-1213Emergency................................................911 Sanibel Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3111 Lee County Sheriffs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1200 On Call Captiva Deputy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477-1000 Fire Department Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5525 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9494 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-282-3171 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1080 City of Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4135 Administrative Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3700 Building Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4555 Community Housing and Resources . . . . . . . . . . .472-1189 Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4136 Library Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2483 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2133 Post Office Sanibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1573 Sanibel (toll free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-275-8777 Captiva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-1674 Sanibel Community Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-2155 Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-5743ARTSArcade Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332-4488 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275-3970 BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts) . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-4422 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. . . . . . . . . . . . 472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6197 Lee County Alliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .939-2787 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597-1111 The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . .472-6862 Sanibel Music Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336-7999 Sanibel-Captiva Art League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4258 S.W. Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418-0996CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSABWA (American Business Womens Assoc.) . . . . . . . .472-4499 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . or email@example.com American Legion Post 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-9979 Angel Flight SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGELAudubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3156 Sanibel Bike Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . sanibelbicycleclub.org Community Foundation of Sanibel-Captiva . . . . . . . . .274-5900 CROW (Clinic For The Rehabilitation of Wildlife) . . . . . . .472-3644 FISH of Sanibel (Friends in Service Here) . . . . . . . . . .472-0404 Sanibel Island Fishing Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-7257 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 Southwest Florida . . . . . . . . . . .768-0417 Optimist Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-0836PAWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4823 Rotary Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-7257 or 472-0141 Sanibel Beautification Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .470-2866 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-6940 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron . . . . . . . . . . . . .472-3828 Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-1770 Sanibel Youth Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2040 www.sanibelsoccer.org 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .671-6381ISLAND ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-2233 J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village . . . . . . . . . . . .472-4648 SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation) . . . . . . 472-2329 Pets Of The Week ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201138B Hi, Im Lady! Im a three-year-old brown Florida Curr, and female as you can tell by my name. Im a very affectionate girl so I hope you like doggie kisses! I love learning new things and playing with other dogs and people. And when it comes to training, Im a quick study! The adoption fee for Lady is $30 during November or free to a military veteran. Were Hammy and Yammy, two domestic shorthairs. Hammy is a male, and Yammy is a female, and were both eight-month-old gray tigers. We set the standard for cool cats! You can take both of us home for one low adoption fee this month, too. Were double the fun, double the love, and double the joy of cat ownership! The adoption fee is $10 during Novembers Jazz Up Your Life Adoption promotion or free to a military veteran. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Hammy and Yammy, ID #520805 and ID #520808 respectively Lady, ID #507156 photos by squaredogphoto.com
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The Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette Team are proud to announce that they have joined the Royal Shell Real Estate Family. McMurray & Nette is S.W. Floridas #1 Real Estate Team with over $325 million in sales since 2007. Together, McMurray & Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate oers exceptional services, strong partnerships and access to customers along with premier oce locations that are second to none. So, When Your Thinking of Buying or Selling Real Estate, Call McMurray & Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate Today! MCMURRAY & NETTE S.W. FLORIDAS #1 REALTORS TEAM WITHMCMURRAYANDNETTE.COM ROYALSHELLREALESTATE.COM239.281.4435 (Trevors Cell)Trevor@McMurrayandNette.com239.850.7888 (Mikes Cell)Mike@McMurrayandNette.com ISLAND SUN NOVEMBER 18, 201140B