Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 12-16-2011
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sanibel (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Captiva (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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DECEMBER SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:09 5:38 7:09 5:39 7:10 5:39 7:11 5:40 7:11 5:40 7:12 5:41 7:12 5:41 VOL. 19, NO. 25 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 16, 2011 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FT MYERS, FL PERMIT #5718 Postal Customer ECRWSS A ASECTIONKiwanis Santas Annual RunHes been doing it for so many years, Father Christmas annual Santa Run may be more of a stroll these days but he promises to make all the deliveries entrusted to him. Santa, aka several members of the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club, will deliver gifts on Friday, December 23 between 6 and 8 p.m. If you want a gift personally delivered by the old man in red, drop it off at the Sanibel Fire Station #1, located at 2351 Palm Ridge Road, no later than 5 p.m. on December 23. continued on page 5 Run, Santa, run Barrus Is Back, With Bells OnThe charismatic Betty Barrus is once again teaming up with other bell ringers to collect donations for The Salvation Army this holiday season. Barrus is at Baileys General Store on Sundays. Children who put coins in the red kettle get gold stars from Barrus. For a $20 donation you get a hug and a kiss. Betty Barrus giving a youngster gold stars for his donation Betty Barrus, wearing a vintage Salvation Army bonnet that was worn by Clint Parsons mother in the early 1900s Phil Johnson gets a hug and a kiss for his $20 donation while Nanelle Wehmann looks on Drive Through Nativity At SCCOn Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. both evenings, bring your friends and drive through the campus of Sanibel Community Church. Carols will fill the air as the Christmas story is presented from the Living Nativity. Please bring a canned good for FISH (Friends In Service Here) to place at the manger. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market.) For more information, call 472-2684 or visit www.sanibelchurch.com. Drive through nativity at Sanibel Community Church


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 20114 Christmas On Sanibel, Circa 1900Luminary is over and everywhere you look you see big, inflated Santas, snowmen, reindeer, and all manner of the modern trappings of Christmas. But there is still a place you can go on Sanibel to experience the simple life and Christmas the way it used to be. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is decorated for the holidays and waiting for both return guests and newcomers to experience the peace and joy that was Sanibel from the 1880s through the 1940s. Volunteers Carol DiCorpo, Sally Duffy, Pam Magnotto and Kitty Moore decorated most of the houses in the village; with Paula Newton, Mary McLaughlin and Christel Heidecker decorating Morning Glories, one of the museums most popular houses for its simple elegance. Visitors can imagine themselves living there, having everything they need and none of the things they dont like traffic and stress and smog. The village is now decked out in its Christmas finery and wed love to have folks come to enjoy it, said Gayle Pence, vice president of the museum board. The museum also has a one-of-akind gift shop located in the old Baileys General Store. With items for children and adults alike all made in the U.S. its a good place to find something different for the person who has everything. And the museum is open December 21 The 1926 Post Office. Letters were still addressed to Mr. Smith, Sanibel and they reached him


5 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011through 24, perfect for last-minute shopping. The museum is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS, just past Sanibel City Hall. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, closed holidays. Adult admission is $5; people under age 18 are admitted free. Learn more at www.sanibelmuseum.org. Some of the women responsible for the festive look are Carol DiCorpo, Sally Duffy, Pam Magnotto and Kitty Moore. Not shown are Paula Newton, Mary McLaughlin and Christel Heidecker 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! Supplying the islands with ART and Fine Framing for over 10 years. Thank You to our loyal customers. 630 Tarpon Bay Rd(near the Over Easy Cafe) Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-4www.sanibelartandframe.com 239-395-1350 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!COMFORT 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 Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "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 Scrapbook Papers Quilting Fabric Beads Notions Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Shell Craft Craft Supplies Gifts Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.00 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, Sanibel Find us on Hours: Mon. Sat. 10am 5pmFrom page 1Santa RunPlace the gift in a bag with instructions attached. Include the name, address and a brief note about the recipient. For those living in condominiums, detailed instructions are requested, preferably with a map. If you have any questions, call Dick Muench at 472-2812 or any Kiwanian. Baileys Christmas Ornament Is HereSanta has arrived! Continuing the tradition of limited-edition collector ornaments, Baileys General Store has unveiled its 2011 edition. The 2011 ornament, the third in the series, depicts the Baileys Santa Claus climbing up the ladder to the roof of Baileys General Store to reach his sleigh. All who visit Baileys around the holidays have witnessed this phenomenon firsthand. Santa has visited Baileys to spread the spirit of the season to all residents and visitors in this way for many years. Francis P. Bailey Jr., the stores very own Santa, celebrated his 90th birthday in April. This years ornament was designed in honor of Francis and created as a keepsake for all to remember the spirit of Christmas. This ornament, as well as the 2010 ornament of the original Baileys Store on Matthews Wharf and the 2009 inaugural ornament which bears the handwritten initials of Sam and Francis Bailey, is available for purchase exclusively at Baileys General Store. Each ornament is made of 24k gold on brass and comes in a royal blue presentation folder showing the Baileys logo on the front. The folder contains a certificate indicating the limited-edition ornament number and giving a brief description of the particular significance of the design. The ornaments, certificates and folders are produced by The Charleston Mint of Brevard, North Carolina. 2011 Baileys Santa Claus Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


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: press@islandsunnews.comRead 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 Jeff Lysiak Linda ChristmanISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 20116 Bayfront Home To Be Razed, New One To Go Inby Anne MitchellA dilapidated bayfront home described as one that a good stiff wind could blow down, will be torn down and replaced with a new home and pool. The Sanibel Planning Commission paved the way on Tuesday, approving a variance for owners Dennis Baxter and Linda Dorn for the home at 1558 San Carlos Bay Drive, in the Sanibel Isles subdivision. The new home, like the existing one, doesnt meet minimum setback requirements from the bay beach zone and the road. Planning Director Jim Jordan explained that Sanibel Isles was platted years ago to accommodate trailers and modular homes. However, the city has consistently allowed variances for these undersized lots. Just over a year ago, the previous owners, Kennard and Mary Warfield, were approved for their plan to add an extension to the home. Neighbors were in favor, saying it would improve the neighborhood. That approval has now expired and architect Edgar Burton was before the planning commission Tuesday with the new owners application. Planning staff had no objections to the variance. The home will be on two levels above lower level parking and the pool will be constructed within the parameters of the existing house. The staff report stated that enforcement of the setbacks would result in undue and unneccesary hardship to a property owner because of the shape, size and location of the lot. Commissioner Chuck Ketteman wondered why the applicant had to go through the long form variance process when the new home would be within the envelope of the prior variance. Jordan said the application could have been made under the prior variance. Burton said his clients were advised to apply because they were doing a tear-down, not an addition. Commissioner Phillip Marks said the existing home is rotting, adding, A good stiff wind could blow it down. Early Delivery From Santa-belSome 30 students at Immokalee Community School are to receive early Christmas presents on Friday, December 16: used, spruced-up bicycles from the Sanibel Bicycle Club. Members of the club plan to deliver 40 bicycles to the school at 10:30 a.m. The school will distribute 30 to fifth and sixth graders who dont already own bicycles. The remaining 10 bikes will go to Immokalees Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, which aids needy families. Immokalee Community School serves some 240 students from low-income families. It is run by Redlands Christian Migrant Association, and is one of two charter schools and 74 childcare centers operated by the Immokalee-based RCMA. Several years ago, the island group began organizing a community drive to collect used bikes for distribution to the needy. Since 2008, the bicycle club has brought almost 500 bicycles from Sanibel to the impoverished residents of Immokalee. The bikes keep rolling in, said Patti Sousa, who coordinates the effort for the 200-member club. Weve been really touched to see the reactions of people in Immokalee when they get a bike. The need is unmistakable. San-Cap Lions Continue Supporting Those In Need This Holiday SeasonAt the Tree Lot in the Baileys Center, acting on behalf of the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club, former Lions President Tom Hoover presented a check for $500 to Friends Who Care representative Tom Louwers. Each year, the Lions Club Charities raise money for deserving causes, including Friends Who Care and other local organizations that provide help and relief for local families and residents. For the last 27 years, Friends Who Care, Inc. has been assisting families and individuals in the Sanibel community facing crisis-related situations. Friends Who Care works on an anonymous basis, through information from the police department, churches, schools and caring individuals in the community. They provide a private and highly personalized service to the individuals they assist. They also run a gift program during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, and work closely with other local service organizations to identify areas where they can be of particular help. If you know of anyone who may need assistance or would like to offer your help, please contact Friends Who Care by calling 472-5152. These contributions are an essential part of each holiday season and we appreciate everyone who so generously supports our effort, said Hoover. The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club is always proud of its commitment to serve so many different causes in our community. The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has been dedicated to helping the less fortunate since its inception on December 26, 1967. The proceeds from its various fundraising events help support a number of charities. Academic scholarships for handicapped students and programs for the visually impaired are just two of the causes that the Club supports. The Lions also provide free vision, hearing and diabetes screening for the community several times a year. To make donations and a full list of causes and organizations supported by the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club, visit http://sanibelcaptivalions.org/fund_raising/contribute.html. George Podlin, Tom Hoover, Bud Walker and Tom Louwers


520 TARPON BAY ROAD | (ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S) SANIBEL, FL 33957 | 239-472-2888 VISIT OUR NEWEST JEWELRY GALLERY 13550 REFLECTIONS PKWY. | (NEXT TO JASONS DELI) FT. MYERS, FL 33907 | 239-466-4949Karen Bell Dan Schuyler Lily, Angel & Gracie r e l r e Voted BEST of the Islands Five Consecutive Years Visit the boutique in our Fort Myers store. Take advantage of our SUNDAY HOURS: NOON 5 P.M. now to Christmas. JEWELRY GALLERY LILYJEWELERS.COM 7 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 20118 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 ryi139@aol.com. 2012 Island Bible StudySanibel Community Church 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island8 Week Study of Our Lords ReturnMonday Evenings ~ 7:00 8:45 p.m. Beginning Monday, January 9 February 27Joel C. Rosenberg Guest Speaker on January 30thR.S.V.P. to reserve a spot!Dave and Jinny Kelby 239-472-2432 Al and Carol Larson 239-472-6534 Are you listening to the news and seeing what is happening in our world? Do you wonder if these are signs of the Lords Return? We believe that they are. This study will begin with a discussion group and have a Lecture at the end. It requires advanced weekly preparation. This is an exciting up to date and timely study that will make a positive difference in our life! Please join us for fun, fellowship, and meaningful growth! SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Presents a holiday season of memorable services December 18, 2011 A Shepherds Story (Dramatic Monologue by Pastor John H. Danner) 7:45AM, 9:00AM & 11:00AM in our Sanctuary December 24, 2011 Annual Lighthouse Beach Christmas Eve Service 5:30PM A free will offering will benefit F.I.S.H.; Salvation Army; Friends Who Care December 24, 2011 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in our Sanctuary 9:00PM December 25, 2011 Christmas Day Worship Service 9:00AM January 1, 2012 New Years Day Worship Service 9:00AM all are welcome! 2050 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 472-0497 www.sanibelucc.org Alexandra Salli Flynt was born November 28, weighing seven pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 20 inches. Her parents are Vanessa and Douglas Flynt. Grandparents are Billy and Salli Kirkland of Sanibel, Van Torgerson of Iowa, Alexander Flynt of Fort Myers, and Nancy Harcourt of Colorado. Alexandra Salli Flynt BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Thank you, Milissa Bradley Sprecher, for the 10 happiest and best years of my life; I hope they were the same for you. I love you to the moon and back, and more than ever! John Sprecher HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Melissa Bradley Sprecher and John Sprecher Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


9 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011 The Sanibel Diamond Store | Jerry's Shopping Center | 1700 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, Florida 33957 | 1-800-850-6605 | (239) 472-1454 | SanibelDiamond.comTHE WORL D'S MOST EXQUISITE DIAMOND e Convertible Collection continues to grow. Look for this trademarkMade in the USA Sanibel-Captiva KiwanisKiwanis Kornersubmitted by Eric PfeiferPatti Sousa from the Sanibel Bike Club was our guest speaker recently and educated us on her latest philanthropic project. In 2006, with the assistance of Terry Igo (local Dancing With The Island Stars phenomenon), the Sanibel Bike Club started a drive to collect used bikes and donate them to needy families in Immokalee. This was a true community-to-community effort. Little did they know at the time how much the bikes would be appreciated and how large the project would grow. Several members in our community have volunteered their time above and beyond the initial expectations. Henry and Annie Nachstheim of Soon Come and Billy Kirkland of Billys Bikes have spent countless hours collecting, repairing, storing and delivering bikes. Dozens of other Sanibeleans have also volunteered their time repairing the bikes at workshops at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ on Periwinkle Way. Last year, members of the bike club and others spent more than 100 hours working on the 130 donated bikes. This year, more than 60 have already been donated. The refurbished (and sometimes new thanks to donations) bikes will be delivered to a community school in Immokalee. The project is possible due to the efforts of the RCMA (Redlands Christian Migrant Association) Child Care Center with assistance from The Farm Workers Association, the Immokalee Lions Club and Caballeros de Colon. The bikes are given to families in need but are not only used for pleasure. continued on page 16 Patti Sousa


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201110 Join The Shellabration! Shellabration 2012! is an island wide, week-long celebration of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, designed as a tribute to our islands shell bounty. The celebration will run from February 26 through March 4, with the Shell Fair & Show running March 1 to 3 at the Sanibel 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, is going to offer a 15 percent discount on locally-made shell pendants that are wrapped in sterling silver. Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is offering free admission to the museum on Monday, February 27. BIG ARTS will host Show Your Shell Smarts. During Shell Fair week, between February 27 and March 3, visitors are invited to bring a shell to the BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road, or BIG ARTS at 2244 Periwinkle Way (near 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 Theaters 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 2012! poster designed by artist Pam Brodersen Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will have several shell collections on display throughout Shellabration week inside the Rutland Home, Burnap Cottage, Morning Glories and the Schoolhouse. J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is offering: Ranger-led Beach Walks at the Refuges Perry Tract at Gulfside City 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, to give the lecture on March 2. Great White Grill has created its own microbrew Shellabraton Beer available during Shellabration week, along with beer specials all week long JB Designs will offer: Cards designed by local photographer/artist Boyd Johnson of Sanibel, entitled Shells Free sand dollar with purchase of $20 or more during Shellabration week. RS Walsh Landscaping will be offering a nice selection of ceramic and terra cotta planters in a variety of shell shapes, suitable for orchids or small tropical arrangements. Staff will be on hand to assist you in design and planting of your arrangement. There are also a variety of larger glazed pottery in shell shapes and pretty ocean colors available. Sanibel Sea Shells invites folks to stop by to play a round of Scavenger Jeopardy. Visit us online at www.seashells.com She Sells Sea Shells will be running two promotions during Shellabration week: 25 percent off craft supplies that include wood and paper mache boxes and frames, along with many other paper and wood items, glue, glaze, glitter, glass jars and mirror backs. Sailors Valentine Sale. Regular price $275 will be reduced to $75. 10 inches, 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. Sanibel Public Library will feature: 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. Fossil Shell Display Library Ground Floor: 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 is 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. The children of the island will be One Stop For All Your Holiday Needs Dont miss the chance to take their breath awayHappy Holidaysfrom us atRenes JewelryHappy Holidaysfrom us atIsland Girl Boutique455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544 Mon. thru Fri. 9:30 to 4 Sat. 9 to 3 395-3455The Holidays are upon us so pop in to see the latest and greatest fashions, accessories and gifts...so you will look great and feel great for the Holidays


11 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011invited to get involved by creating a special Shellabration! works of art. Eileen Fisher will offer a special free gift with a purchase of a shell tank top. Tower Gallery Artist Cooperative will host Sea Gems Shell Interpretations, a special exhibit opening February 26 and continuing through March 31. Twenty-two Tower Gallery artists will choose a shell to inspire their artwork. Photographs of the selected shells will be displayed beside the art showing how the artist interpreted or included it in their work. Watson MacRae Gallery is featuring Sea Shells, an invitational exhibition 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 which is open to the public. The gallery will also feature shell-insired pottery and glass from artists around the country during the Shellabration. William E. Wilson Fine Jewelry in The Village Shops joins the Shellabration with the finest hand-crafted jewelry. All signature 14-karat gold shell design jewelry bracelets, pendants, earrings, rights 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 us break a Guiness Book of World Records record. Opening Gala Sunday, February 19 at The Sanctuary Golf Club Fashion Show Luncheon at The Sanctuary Monday, February 27 at 11 a.m. featuring one-of-a-kind shell adorned garments. 75th Shell Fair and Show Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 3 at the Sanibel Community House Rusty Brown presents In Celebration of Ann Morrow Lindbergh, followed by a traditional Ice Cream Social at the Sanibel Community House. For more information on how you can Shellabrate, please contact Billy Kirkland at 472-5848. You may also contact Teresa at the Sanibel Community House at 472-2155 or via e-mail at teresa@sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Visit us online at www.sanibelshellfairandshow.com and www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Shellabration Fashion Show Call To EnterFebruary should be dubbed Fashion Month on Sanibel and Captiva! With the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the famous red carpet at the Oscars happening this February, its glitz, couture and glamour from east coast to west. In conjunction with Shellabration 2012, glamour visits The Sanctuary Golf Club on February 27 as we put our own spin on Project Runway... Shellabration style! The recent success of shows and movies such as Project Runway and The Devil Wears Prada proves that the everyday consumer is becoming more interested in the world of fashion. Event organizers, led by event chair Isabella Rasi, are hoping to follow in those footsteps by seeking a few creative designers to test their skills, creativity, innovativeness and time management in a friendly fashion face-off as they watch their shell couture creations strut down the runway in a fashion face-off leading up to a $500 prize for the winner. Event organizers are now accepting applications to enter the competition. You may obtain an application by contacting the Sanibel Community House at 472-2155 or by e-mail at teresa@sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Applications must be submitted no later than December 15. For more information about the Shellabration 2012 Fashion Show and other Shellabration events, please visit us online at www.shellabration2012.com. Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... 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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 2242 Periwinkle Way, Unit 1 Sanibel Island, FL 33957(239) 472-6868www.normzeiglers yshop.comA full-service shop featuring the finest fly fishing equipment, clothing, flies, and sundries. Authorized Sage dealer. We also carry Redington, Rio, Umpqua and other top brands. Guided charters for fly, spin and conventional fishing. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-5 Sunday 11-4Ad typos not valid. Specials available while stocks last. No double discounts.Come in and share your fish stories. Hours:MondaySaturday95Sunday114 FREE CASTING CLINIC SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1-3 PM FREE CASTING CLINIC SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1-3 PMCome meet and cast with FFF certified casting instructor Joe Mahler, fly fishing author/illustrator, casting champion and newest member of the Sage Pro Staff.We have the perfect holiday gifts for the angler in your family. Gift Certificates For Any Amount.We have the award-winning new Sage One rods! Fly Rod Outfits starting at $119.95 Spinning Outfits starting at $19.95Flies, Bait, Tackle, Books, Sunglasses, Fishing Shirts and Shorts, Waders and much more.Check out our Angling and Nature Art Gallery. CHRISTMAS SPECIALS CHRISTMAS SPECIALS


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201112 LOGOS Kids Help Stock Food PantryThe children from the Sanibel Community Church LOGOS program paid a visit to the FISH Food Pantry, following a lesson on giving and sharing. The children brought food and other items to help stock up the food pantry for Christmas and learned all about the importance of helping their neighbors in need. FISH relies on community support to fund all programs and accepts unopened, unexpired food items which are delivered directly to island families in need. The Walkin-Center is located at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Unit B, and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 472 4775. Maggi Feiner of FISH with kids from the LOGOS program ***** *** Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com 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" Dont Leave Your Furry Friends Out This Holiday Season!Shop at Island Paws For All Your Pet Gifts & Supplies! Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road 239.395.1464 Mon.-Sat. 9-4 Sun. 9-2 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201114 Gifts Home Decor Unique Cards ...and of course SUNCATCHERS!Daniel Moore Thompsonjewelry gifts 10% OFFwith this couponSUN www.suncatchersdream.com 239.472.7860630 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel suncatchers@earthlink.netMon-Fri. 9:00-5:30 Sat. 9:00 5:00 Sun. 9:00 4:00 Periwinkle WayTarpon Bay Rd. 7-11 BaileysOLDE SANIBEL SHOPPESNEXT TO OVER EASY CAFE Shop local! We Gift Wrap For FREE as well as ship!HolidayNew Years Eve Community House Party, Iceland StyleNew Years Eve comes earlier to our Icelandic friends, and we are going to party just like they do! Iceland is known for fire and ice celebrations, where volcanoes erupt against a backdrop of glaciers. The Sanibel Community House will have its own Ice & VolcanoFetti celebration with a traditional champagne toast a little early, at 10 p.m. The evening starts at 7 p.m. with a fabulous dinner by Elias Brothers Catering, dancing music by Old School Heroes, playing classics, rock, country and R&B hits from the s to the s. Old School Heroes are a popular local band known for their ability to play the music that keeps the crowd dancing. The heroes of this band include the music of the Eagles, Steve Miller, Johnny Cash and The Beatles, just to name a few. For those that need just a bit more fun off the dance floor, a friendly Texas Holdem game will be held in the quiet area. And finally at midnight, well conduct a balloon release with noisemakers, and New Years Eve will be celebrated again. Everyone is invited to party til they drop... its midnight somewhere! A celebration for all islanders, no matter their curfew. Buy your tickets soon, since an early sellout is expected at this great price. Admission for members is $50 and guests are $60 per person (bar beverages not included). The event is sponsored by Billys Rentals & Billys Bike Shop. CHRISTMAS SEASON AT SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH Drive Thru Living Nativity Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17 ~ 7:00-9:00 p.m. The night air will be lled with Christmas songs of praise. Please bring a canned good for FISH as a present to the King of Kings. Christmas Eve Candlelight Services Saturday, December 24 ~ 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. Three Services of praise. 6:00 p.m. Contemporar y under the stars. 8:00 p.m. Tradional with Chancel Choir. 11:00 p.m. Tradi onal with sharing in the Lords Supper at Midnight. Pastor Daryl Donovan will be preaching a message of Gods love at all three services. Christmas Morning Services Sunday, December 25 ~ 9:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Two morning services celebrang the Savior's Birth! 9:00 a.m. Tradional Serv ice, 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Service. Each serv ice will be family oriented, with a special visit from the Shepherds and the Wise Men. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


15 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellPlease take note: There will be no Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meeting this Friday, December 16; meetings will resume on Friday, December 23. Last week, Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club President Joel Ospa inducted three new members into our club: Augusta Holtz, classification Real Estate-club sponsor, Barbara Ellis; Jason Holtz, classification Attorney-club sponsor, Barbara Ellis and Chris DeCosta, classification Real Estate Litigation Attorney-club sponsor, Dick Waterhouse. Augusta and Jason join the growing list of married Rotary member-couples; we see this in our own club and surely see this with our visiting Rotarians. Along with this, Jason and Chriss career paths have intertwined for many years both up north and in Florida and now find themself working together at Kevin J. Jursinski & Associates in Fort Myers. We welcome them to our Rotary family and look forward to working with this dynamic trio on future projects. Last Friday, Rotarians also welcomed Luc Century, respected Sanibel glass artist with commissioned pieces in some of Floridas most prestigious public spaces and the man that established the stone-etching technique for engraving over 58,000 names in the black granite Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Century, along with fellow stone artists, spent countless hours carefully etching in the name of each soldier lost in the Vietnam War. Recently, Luc returned to Washington, D.C. to add an additional 100 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Luc has come a long way in his journey of mastering his abilities in working with glass, stone, brick and ceramics. He continues to challenge himself with new projects and working with new ideas and enjoys this discovery process. Century sort of stumbled into his career as a glass artist. After college, he started a window washing business back in Ohio and one day while washing windows he had an epiphany as his squeegee crossed the glass. He could combine his eye for photography (a high school passion) with his knowledge of engraving (engraved names on snow skis during high school) and the material before him: glass. A glass artist was born that day. He worked at his craft in Ohio and thats where in developed the etching technique used on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Taking a well needed break from working on the memorial, he came to Sanibel. On that trip, he met and fell in love with Dee Serage (SCCFs Landscaping For Wildlife expert); the rest is history for this well-known and respected couple in our community. Luc Century, master of large scale art glass works, has created masterpieces that will inspire many generations, was written in an article about him and that sums up a lot about what he does. But he does many exceptional works on a smaller scale as well. He is inspired by the elements in nature; fauna and flora, birds, animals, clouds, water, etc. Luc lets the depth of the etching highlight the light and lets the clean results continued on page 17 Luc Century Front row Babarba Ellis, Cris DeCosta and Augustina Holtz; back row, Joel Ospa, Jason Holtz and Dick Waterhouse Fresh SEAFOOD Entrees D aily Veal, Chicken, Pasta & Pizza FEATURING SANIBELS ONLY 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 12/23/11 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days 4:30 9:30 pm HAPPY HOUR4:30-6 PM 1/2 PRICE Well Drinks & House Wines .50 OFF Bottled Beer Fh SEAFOODE Dil THE ITALIAN KITCHEN


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201116 Math Team Scores At CompetitionOn Thursday, December 8, The Sanibel School math team attended the FGCU math competition. Math team members are Joey Aulino, Alexandria Cloutier, Madelyn LaBar, Stephen Rice, Rachel Wexler, and David Wright. Rachel Wexler placed sixth out of 182 students for the Algebra I individual tests, Stephen Rice placed 26th out of 182 students. For the Algebra I team competition, The Sanibel School tied for 9th place out of 30 teams. The next competition is January 21. Stephen Rice, Joey Aulino, David Wright, Rachel Wexler, Alexandria Cloutier, Madelyn LaBar and Diane Cortese Diane Cortese, Stephen Rice, Joey Aulino, David Wright, Madelyn LaBar, Alexandra Cloutier and Rachel Wexler Rachel Wexler receiving her award From page 9Kiwanis KornerIn fact, Patti states, In some cases, these bikes represent the persons only form of transportation. They are now able to get a job because they can now get to work. If you know of any bikes collecting dust, and you would like to make some people very happy this season, please call Patti at 395-1695. She is also looking for spare parts or helmets. In the spirit of giving this season, Tom Louwers is looking for donations for Friends Who Care. You will find it amazing how a small donation will go a long way and bring joy to a child (or adult) less fortunate. And what would the giving season be without one of those special Santas showing up at your door on Friday, December 23. If you feel a person might need a hand delivered gift from the big man in the red suit, drop the gift off at Sanibel Fire Station #1 on Palm Ridge Road by 4:30 p.m. on that date. Kiwanians love to dress up in red suits for the Annual Santa Toy Run. Please feel free to join us any Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at The Dunes for breakfast. We are running a special for the next new member of the club. It involves lighting candles, parking and scrubbing spaghetti sauce. More details to follow! THE TWELVE DAYS OFFISHMASOn the twelfth day of FISHMAS, my true love gave to meOPEN CHRISTMAS EVE 4PM-9PM OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY 2PM-8PM Celebrating 33 Years of Fresh Fish!Fish Market open at 11 am 703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-3128 Serving 4:30-9:30 pm 7 days www.prawnbroker.com 12 Sword sh Dueling 11 Salmon Spawning 10 Snappers Snapping 9 Groupers Grouping 8 Oysters Shucking 7 Haddock Harping 6 Lobsters Trapping 5 Stone Crab Clawing 4 Soft Shells Crabbing 3 Gulf Shrimp 2 Mahi and a pompano EN PAPILLOTTE! OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE 11:30-9PM OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY 2PM-8PMOPEN 4:00-11:30 Daily Sat. & Sun. at 11:30 Happy Hours From opening till 6:00 7 days Lighthouse Lighthouse Caf Caf WORLDS BEST BREAKFAST WORLDS BEST BREAKFAST Its the Most Wonderful Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year... Time of the Year... NOW SERVING DINNER NOW SERVING DINNER CRUSTED FRESH FISH CRUSTED FRESH FISH over greens or over greens or with baked potato, sweet potato or pasta with baked potato, sweet potato or pasta Choose fresh Yellowtail Snapper, Hog Fish, Ahi Tuna, Choose fresh Yellowtail Snapper, Hog Fish, Ahi Tuna, Tilapia, Triple Tail, Grouper, Cobia or Salmon Tilapia, Triple Tail, Grouper, Cobia or Salmon And more: Burgers, Ribs, Chicken And more: Burgers, Ribs, Chicken Pasta Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List Pasta Caesar Salads Beer & Wine List Breakfast & Lunch 7 a.m. 3 p.m. Breakfast & Lunch 7 a.m. 3 p.m. Call Ahead Seating Available Call Ahead Seating Available Dinner 5 pm 9 pm Dinner 5 pm 9 pm Dinner Reservations accepted Dinner Reservations accepted 362 Periwinkle Way 472-0303 362 Periwinkle Way 472-0303 COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF HOUSE WINEwith purchase of Dinner Entre between 5 & 9 pmOffer good with ad. Exp. 12/23/11


17 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011 Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle wayShopOnSanibel.com Something for Everyone Something for Everyone Sanibel 1975 Periwinkle Way 239-472-6111Check Out Our Great Menu Full Menu All Day Every Day Breakfast & Lunch Kids MenuIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & Operated Enjoy Dining At Our Handmade Shadowbox Fossil Seashell TablesNo reservations 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.472-5323 Call for take out or stay outdoor seating 472-4300 From page 15Rotary Happeningspresent the artwork. He has a collection of indigenous designs many that grace glass pieces on commissioned awards for non-profits on the island. Local public pieces are at the Sanibel Public Library, Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, CROW and SCCF and the Ding Darling original Duck Stamp at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Large-scale pieces can be found at the Barbara B. Mann Hall, Edison College, Miami City Ballet, FGCUs Whitaker Science Hall and Bower School of Music, University of Floridas Museum of Natural History, Hope Hospice, and, of course, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in our nations capital. The largest commissioned piece to date is a 10-foot by 30-foot mural at FGCU consisting of 75 two-foot tiles and took eight months to complete. Century continues to grow as an artist and enjoys each challenge presented to him for new pieces to be created. Upcoming speakers include (December 23) Pastor John Danner, Interdenominational Holidays Celebrations Around the World; (December 30) BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater Artistic Director Justin Cowan, Theres no business like show business! and Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club University of Florida Scholarship recipient Morgan Brown; and (January 6) Jim Sprankle, Decoys and Baseballs. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday morning at Beachveiw Steakhouse & Tavern, 1100 Par View Drive. If you would like further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201118 CROW Case Of The Week: Eastern Spotted Skunkby Emilie AlfinoCROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) received a phone call November 14 that a skunk was in someones yard in Lehigh Acres with some sort of bottle stuck on his head. The callers werent comfortable approaching the animal to contain it and they were right. Generally you shouldnt be approaching any wildlife without proper instruction, especially skunks because they are a rabies vector species meaning they are more commonly known to carry that disease, explained CROW Wildlife Rehabilitator Robin Bast. That doesnt mean all skunks have rabies. If possible, only someone who has had pre-exposure shots should handle skunks. Usually anyone who works in the veterinary field has had these shots. There was enough coverage at the clinic that day that Bast was able to hop in the van and travel to Lehigh Acres. When I got there this skunk was so scared because he couldnt see very well through the bottle or turn his head and act like he normally would, said Bast. I threw a towel over him and put him in a carrier. At this point, he had sprayed. We couldnt get the bottle off his head, so I gently poked holes in it so he could breathe, being careful not to poke him in the face. Bast put her new patient in the increasingly pungent van and drove an hour back to CROW. The students who were off that day in the student housing said they could smell the van approaching. Once in the clinic, staff could see that, luckily, the bottle it was a Gatorade bottle wasnt very tight and hadnt been there very long. They used mineral oil around the skunks neck as lubricant and slowly and gently twisted the bottle off his head. The bottle came off nicely, Bast said. Unfortunately he decided to spray again at that point. A physical examination revealed the skunk had only a small abrasion on his neck, which is how Bast knew the bottle hadnt been there long. Because of the difficulties involved in handling skunks, he was cleaned and put in a cage downstairs in the adult mammal room, where staff observed him for a week to make sure his wound didnt get infected. The skunk was released on November 19. I got to do the release, Bast said. He took off like a shot. He was released in Alva rather than Lehigh Acres where he was found. We didnt want to release him in an area with a lot of development nearby. In Alva hell have lots of wooded habitat, away from Gatorade bottles, Bast said. Quite possibly, the skunk was trying to get into the bottle to lick the remnants of its contents. CROW staff has seen it all animals thatve gotten into peanut butter jars and all sorts of things. Theyre not able to realize the consequences, Bast emphasized. This is an important reminder to pick up your trash and the plastic rings around soda cans. The staffers in the van and those sprayed during the exam washed up in a mixture of tomato juice, white vinegar, and baking soda it helps, but not 100 percent. The clinic still smells like skunk, and the van will smell for a bit longer, Bast laughed. I had to give a presentation to a high school biology class the next morning, and I had to apologize to the students in the front row. I told them a skunk thanked me by spraying me just one of the hazards continued on page 32 Eastern spotted skunk recuperating in his cage The skunk being transported for release thanks OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW is holiday season, double your donation to CROW patients contribute to the Boyd Challenge Grant Boyd Challenge GrantFor 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:


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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201120 My Stars FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 19, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) I know, dear Lamb, that you dont like anyone trying to take charge of one of your projects, but try to be a bit more flexible. A new idea could help hasten a positive result. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Im sure, like the time-thrifty Taurus that you are, that youve done much of your holiday shopping. But dont relax yet. Wrap those gifts now to save yourself lots of unwanted pressure. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be receptive when a family member or friend asks to confide in you. Your positive reaction could ensure that he or she will have a happy holiday experience. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont be rushed into wrapping up that workplace problem. Consider leaving it until after the holidays. This way youll have the facts you need to reach the right resolution. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Youll get news that will make you glow brighter than the lights of the holiday season. Be sure to use what you learn both carefully and kindly, to avoid giving the wrong impression. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That frayed relationship could be mended in time for the holidays if you were more flexible. Give a little, and you could get back a lot more than you imagined. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Things might not seem to be settling down as quickly as you would prefer. But it might be just a little holiday time flutter. Youll soon get news that will lead to more stability. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Stop getting so involved in everyones personal problems that you lose precious time with loved ones. Remember, even the Supreme Court closes for the holidays. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) All signs point to a bright holiday, with all of those pesky problems finally resolved in your favor. Share the good times with people you love and, of course, who love you. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your plans should not be set in stone and cemented over. Leave some openings in case you need to make changes. Spend the holidays with your nearest and dearest. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Surprise! This holiday finds you on the receiving end of the generosity of those who are usually the recipients of so much that you give so freely and lovingly. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) That piece of good news assures that youll be swimming in clearer, calmer waters this holiday season. There might be a storm or two ahead, but youll weather it all in fine style. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a flair for seeing things as youd like them to be, as well as a gift for turning your perceptions into reality. On Dec. 23, 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor while staying in Arles, France. He later documented the event in a painting titled Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear. During his lifetime, van Gogh sold only one painting. On Dec. 22, 1900, the first car to be produced under the Mercedes name is delivered to its buyer, Emil Jellinek, an Austrian car racer and auto dealer to the rich and famous. In exchange for buying 36 of the cars, the auto company agreed to name its new machine after Jellineks 11-year-old daughter, Mercedes. On Dec. 24, 1923, President Calvin Coolidge touches a button and lights the first national Christmas tree to grace the White House grounds. The tree was the first to be decorated with electric lights -a strand of 2,500 red, white and green bulbs. On Dec. 20, 1957, rock n roll star Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the United States Army. He served in Company D, 32nd Tank Battalion, 3rd Armor Corps in Friedberg, Germany, where he attained the rank of sergeant. On Dec. 25, 1962, To Kill a Mockingbird, a film based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Harper Lee, opens in theaters. The Great Depression-era story of racial injustice and the loss of childhood innocence is told from the perspective of a young Alabama girl named Scout Finch. On Dec. 21, 1975, in Vienna, Austria, Carlos the Jackal leads a raid on a meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), killing three people and taking 63 hostage. Carlos managed to evade international authorities until 1994, when French agents captured him hiding in the Sudan. On Dec. 19, 1986, Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Game Six of the 1986 World Series at New Yorks Shea Stadium, is fined $500 and sentenced to 100 hours of community service. Sergio had landed on the infield with a Lets Go Mets banner in the first inning of the sixth game between the Mets and the Boston Red Sox. It was megalomaniacal French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte who made the following sage observation: Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. Orchids are lovely flowers, and many people dedicate years to growing them and finding rare specimens. If youre like most people, though, you probably dont realize that the word orchid comes from the Greek word orchis, which means testicle. Records show that the town of Helena, Montana, had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world -way back in 1888. In the early 1970s, a British plumber named John Hancock replaced an antique toilet in the home of John Lennon, then kept the old toilet for the rest of his life. In 2010, after Hancocks death, his heirs put it up for auction. Even the auction house was surprised when the former Beatles throne fetched a whopping $14,740. When youre in an unpopulated area and gaze up at the night sky, its easy to be overwhelmed by the profusion of stars. But whats truly overwhelming is this: All the stars that are visible from Earth represent only 0.000000000000001 percent of all the stars in the known universe. You may not be aware of this, but there is a new fad that is catching on among some groups across the country: tall biking. Hobbyists construct bicycles with normal-sized front and rear wheels, but with frames and seats that extend anywhere from 6 to 10 feet off the ground. Some riders actually use these bikes to joust, using lances made out of PVC pipe and foam rubber. Its unclear, however, exactly how the riders mount their steeds. If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. -Edward Bulwer-Lytton STRANGE BUT TRUE THIS WEEK IN HISTORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


21 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum recognized its junior docents for their combined 174 hours of service by presenting them with certificates and museum store vouchers and treating them to ice cream sundaes. Those attending the ceremony were Alexandria Cloutier, Charlie Reinhardt and Natalya Westlake. Junior docents not available to attend included Isaac Bender, Kaitlynn Friscoe, Sophie Gruss and Zachary Swatfigure. Museum guests really enjoy the informative tank programs that these students give, said Public Programs Specialist Diane Thomas. Many have complimented their enthusiasm and expertise in their live shell talks. Our seventh and eighth-graders are learning about the other exhibits so they can help the adult docents in the Great Hall. Shell Museum director Dr. Jos H. Leal spent time with the youngsters and thanked them for their service. I think its extremely important that we have the program, Dr. Leal said. Not only because children can connect better to other children as they come in as visitors, but it helps show the interaction we have with The Sanibel School, with the local community, and it prepares those children for the future, because thats really the future of the museum eventually. Those are the potential museum professionals, shell collectors, scientists within our community here, so I was very glad to chat with and share some ice cream with them, and well keep looking for even more junior docents from our community. Shell Museum Awarded GrantThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum was presented with a $10,000 Arts and Attractions grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation on December 6. The award will be used to fund the museums printing and distribution of a brochure as its Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce Shelling Enhancement Project. Since 2004, the Arts and Attractions Shell Museum public programs specialist Diane Thomas poses with junior docents Charlie Reinhardt, Alexandria Cloutier and Natalya Westlake after they received their service certificates. Not pictured: Isaac Bender, Kaitlynn Friscoe, Sophie Gruss and Zachary SwatfigureShell Museum Thanks Junior Docents Since 1976Lunch 11:30 AM til 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM til 9:30 PM Open 7 Days Open all day for beer & wine 472-3434 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... grant has been a partnership of the Lee County Tourist Development Council, City of Fort Myers, Lee County Alliance for the Arts, and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to promote and strengthen the Arts, Cultural, and Attractions industry in Lee County. Shell Museum director Dr. Jos H. Leal appreciated receiving the award. This grant enables the shell museum to print and distribute our shelling guide brochure originally conceived by former museum public relations manager Kathleen Hoover, he said. The brochure, which also incorporates a survey on visitors demographics, is distributed by, among other venues, the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce. It literally became the standard for shell identificationin our area. I am grateful to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the Tourism Development Council of Lee Countyfor supporting this successful program. H H oliday Gift Ideas from Billys Bike Shop Bicycles For All Ages Baskets Baby Seats Wehoo Youth Attachments Bike Gear Gift Cards Segway Tour Certificates Bike Tune Up Bells Bike Racks Performance Road Bike Rentals Lights Helmets Motor Scooters Customer Service


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201122 G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers476-9000 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... 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Ta king Desse rt O o w Ta king Desse rt O e f re sh e e f re sh e v m e O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O Pinocchios Pinocchios Gift Certificates, Gift Certificates, Ornaments & Ornaments & Scoopers make Scoopers make great Stocking great Stocking Stuffers Stuffers Mike and Nancy Reilly of Philadelphia and their children Jean (11), Michael (11), Peter (8), Mark (6), Robert (6) and Sally (4), found a junonia in front of Sanibel Moorings, where they were staying. The youngsters are the great -grandchildren of the late Ruth Searing, who was a 17-year Sanibel resident. Shell Found From left, front: Robert, Sally and Mark; middle, Jean, Peter and Michael; back, Nancy and Mike Reilly 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. Chair Yoga Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. through December 22. 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 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. 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. Ann Rodman, volunteer coordinator, welcomes ideas for books to read and discuss and suggestions on facilitators. Contact her at 395-2191 or email annrodman@aol.com. Second Annual Justine Smith Charity Bridge Tournament Friday, February 10 at 1 p.m. Local merchants will contibute gifts that will be given away during the tournament. All proceeds go to PAWS. 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, a great holiday gift idea. Luc Centurys etched bricks are a $100 contribution. Come to the center or call 472-5743.


23 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011 Zonta Invites Islanders To Support Literacy With New Books A new project for the The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captivas is Give the Gift of Reading, an initiative based at two island book stores, whereby shoppers may for a few extra dollars provide a new book for use by families participating in the Moms and Tots literacy program at Harlem Heights in Fort Myers. A joint project of Zonta and the Literacy Council Gulf Coast (formerly Literacy Volunteers of Lee County), this is a wonderful way for islanders to provide a quality learning experience for people working to improve their language skills, said Carolyn Gray, the Zonta team leader. New books are needed as they are more likely to be appreciated and treasured. The list, she said, is comprised of some of Americas most-loved childrens books. At the Sanibe Books and Gifts or MacIntosh Books, shoppers can select one or more books from the list and the modest cost is added to the customers bill (most of the books are relatively inexpensive). The book store will then order the books for delivery to a staffer or volunteer from the Literacy Council Gulf Coast. Moms and Tots Coordinator Kathy Anderson said, In Lee County close to 82,000 adults are not literate in English, they cannot read, write, speak or comprehend English at a level that will allow them to fully participate in the economic, social and civic life of the community. Moms and Tots is designed for women with preschool children living in homes where English is not spoken in the 33908 zip code. Each mother enrolled in the program will commit to reading to her child or children, and will receive a new book on a regular schedule. Anderson said the presence of books in the home teaches that books are important. Instilling a love of reading is important because studies show that childrens success in school is directly related to the reading level of their mothers, and success also comes more easily to children who are read to. The book list at both island book stores is the same. Look for the display at the Sanibel Books and Gifts or MacIntosh Books, and enjoy helping families succeed. The books are: Brown Bear, Brown Bear; The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Jamberry; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; Big Red Barn; Goodnight, Moon; Chicka Chicka Boom Boom; Peters Chair; Good Dog, Carl; Owl Babies; Goodnight, Gorilla; Old MacDonald Had a Farm; Caps for Sale; Are You My Mother? and Rosies Walk. Zonta Literacy team members Wendy West and Carolyn Gray at the Sanibel Books and Gifts, which is hosting the drive along with MacIntosh Books Lunch: 7 Days a Week Dinner: Monday Saturday, Sunday Seasonally Sunday Brunch Begins New Years Day Sunday Brunch Begins New Years Day $25 adults, $12 kids MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR CHRISTMAS PRIX FIXE MENU MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR CHRISTMAS PRIX FIXE MENU Featuring Leg of Lamb and Roast Beef Featuring Leg of Lamb and Roast Beef 3 p.m. 8 p.m. $34 adults, $14 kids1100 Par View Drive Sanibel 472-4394 NOW OPEN! NOW OPEN!Contemporary Comfort Food Classics HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR4 6 Every Day 18 Beers On Tap Catering Available Executive Chef Sean Boller


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201124 Low Tide Optionsby Capt. Matt MitchellThe big low tides of winter are here. Some of the morning low tides this week were minus five feet. Add to that northeasterly winds and the water was much lower than the tide chart forecast. If you can get your boat off the lift, these super-low water conditions are a great time go fishing. Not only does it bunch up the fish but it really exposes channels, sandbars and grass flats you would never really know the layout of until you see it with your own eyes. Action on the low water was brisk all over the sound this week. Deeper creeks and edges of bars in the Ding Darling Refuge were a good place to get started. Bouncing live shrimp on the bottom caught a wide variety of species with a few keeper size redfish in the mix too. Trout, black drum, sheepshead and ladyfish made up most of the action back in the Ding. While fishing the edge of one shallow bar we managed to sight fish a few tailing reds as they moved up and down the shallow water feeding. The biggest redfish sight fished one morning was only 23 inches but to see, cast and catch these redfish is always a thrill. The edges of these deeper channels in the refuge have been loaded with trout of all sizes. Both Skitterwalks and Mirrodines drew great top water strikes. This year marks the end of the November/ December sea trout closure for our area. This is good to hear as trout stocks are at a higher level than they have been in years. This closure never really made any sense to me as our trout seem to spawn in the spring time. These popular fish are generally easy to catch and make for a nice fish dinner for clients. With the mullet spawn in full swing now, one of my favorite things to do on the lower winter tides is to sight fish for the bull sharks that make their living on these mullet schools. These schools of roe-filled mullet can be in the tens of thousands and larger than a football field in size. This annual event usually starts right after Thanksgiving and ends sometime in January. Mullet school up in huge numbers and make their way out of the rivers and estuaries through the passes and into the gulf to spawn a few miles offshore. Mullet schools can be spotted throughout the sound and across many shallow grass flats. Wherever the mullet go, the sharks that feed on them are not far behind. On shallow water flats five-footplus bull sharks are easy to spot, often swimming in water too shallow for them to hide their backs, dorsal fins and tails. A fresh chunk of mullet or ladyfish pitched out in front of a shark will quickly draw the attention of this apex predator. After watching the shark eat your bait, set the hook and simply hold on. The show is just starting. Watching the big head shakes, submarine-like wake and mud trail behind the charging, hooked shark all in less the knee-deep water, is a rush. The shallow flats around Rocky Channel and Buck Key are both great places to do this. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, e-mail captmattmitchell@aol. com. ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER 1Courteous 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 DE 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 Earn Your FL Boater Certi cate Now!Sign Up ForThe ABC-3 (Safe Boating) Course Topics Covered:Navigation Rules Emergencies Equipment Requirements Charts & Aids to Navigation Piloting Lines & Knots Marine Radio Boat Handling Weather Trailer BoatingBecome a smarter boater and crew member: Learn about local boating and waters with local certi ed instructors!We Make Safe Boating Fun Well Show You How!Call to Register:Jack Purse 239-471-7758Sanibel Captiva U.S. Sail & Power Squadronswww.usps.org JANUARY CLASS Saturday from 8:30 am to 5 pm 1/14/2012 Sanibel Library Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Low water redfish caught with Capt. Matt Mitchell BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


25 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011 Sanibel-Captiva Power Squadron CelebratesIn 1975, a group of our local boaters got together and formed a club. Concerned with safe boating and boating education, in December of that year they received a Charter, making them the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron of the National United States Power Squadrons. In December of this year, we celebrated that Charter with a party and combined it with our Christmas celebration. After depositing our gifts, we enjoyed a social hour. That was followed by a catered dinner of tenderloin steak. After dinner, entertainment of the highest order by the Celtic Academy Dancers was enjoyed by all. They received a standing ovation! We closed the evening with our own dancing. It was a successful evening and Charter celebration. Happy Holidays to Sanibel and Captiva! Fay and John Carney with Commander Hal Theiss Chief elf Past Commander John Findley with Nick and Jo Googin in front of toys collected for Community Co-operatvie Ministries Tiffany Burns, Joan Burns, Sami Lucas-Hurn, and Jane Linscott at social time. Power Squadron Offers Course The ABC-3 course is the starting point for all safe boating. Subjects are boat types, boat handling, aids to navigation, navigation rules and government regulations, knots and lines, marine radio, emergencies, weather and adverse conditions. Upon completion of the course, at the students option, they may take a proctored test. Almost all pass and receive a certification document of having successfully completed the course. This document is required for most Florida boaters and is also required by our other states. The instructors have to be certified as qualified to teach the course. The eight-hour course will be offered again on January 14 and on February 25. To register online, visit www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/cfind.cgi If you have any questions, call Jack Purse at 239-471-7758. If you are interested, please register early as there is a bit of preparation work to do prior to the actual class. Winter Solstice Celebration CruiseCaptiva Cruises will be hosting a special cruise to celebrate the winter solstice on Wednesday December 21, the shortest day of the year, and to benefit The Randell Research Centers Calusa Heritage Trail. The cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva and travel the waters of Pine Island Sound with Emmy Awardwinning and Grammy-nominated flutist and composer Kat Epple performing. Her music will be interspersed with an interpretive narrative defining the winter solstice as well as identifying and discussing planets and stars. Mysteries and features of our night skies will be pondered. Long before people started celebrating Christmas or Hanukah, ancient cultures celebrated the winter solstice and the coming of more daylight. Being out on the water at night is an incredible experience, The cruise, aboard the Lady Chadwick, will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., cost $65 per person. A full service cash cocktail bar will be available and light hors doeuvres and wine will be complimentary. The Randell Research Center is a program of The Florida Museum of Natural History and is dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. The center has established and maintains the Calusa Heritage Trail around the internationally significant Pineland archeological site, a massive shell mound site encompassing more than 200 acres along the mangrove coastline of Pine Island. Captiva Cruises offers weekly cruises to the Calusa Heritage Trail, focusing on the fishing cultures of Pine Island Sound. Additional information and reservations may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. A Great Place To Be Stranded 9 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com Helen Ketteman Will be signing copies of her new childrens book If Beaver Had a Fever Friday, December 16 11am-1pm FREE GIFT WRAPPINGHistoric Sanibel & Captiva Islandsby Jeri MaggBook Signing Event Saturday, December 17 11am-1pm Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com Jack Purse, Jay Brown, Dick Travis, Ellen Trevor, Andrew Minsky, Kris Eiden, Susan & Steve Metts, Evelyn Silverman, Donna & James Kraft, Stuart Minsky and Dick Squitieri, students and instructors of the ABC-3 Boating Safety Course. The life vest drill. How long does it take to put on a life vest? Can you do it while in the water? The Coast Guard figures indicate that many boating deaths are caused by drowning where a life vest was available but the casualty could not get it on in time.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201126 Ding Darling Holds Thank You Luncheon For Volunteersby Jeff LysiakOn Friday, December 9, members of the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, in cooperation with the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, held their annual Volunteer Thank You Luncheon at The Community House. According to Refuge Volunteer Coordinator Jeff Combs, approximately 180 volunteers attended the buffet luncheon and holiday celebration. Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik and Supervisory Ranger Toni Westland also attended the event, which included handing out gifts to many of the volunteers, donated by Tarpon Bay Explorers and other supporters of the Ding Darling Wildlife Society. On February 24, the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will host its annual Volunteer Award Luncheon at The Community House. From left, Ding Darling Wildlife Society President John McCabe and Executive Director Birgie Vertesch; Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik; Supervisory Ranger Toni Westland; and Tarpon Bay Explorers owner Wendy Schnapp Refuge volunteers Martha and John Wolf Paul Tritaik and Jeff Combs welcomed their guests Volunteers Suzanne Dubuc and John Maclennan Tim Gardner and Mark Bird Westall Volunteers Frank Fallert, Mary Jo Hobbs, Carroll and Jim Branyon Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure time Give a Cruise Give a Cruise for Christmas for Christmas THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Looking For OwlsThe nesting season for Great Horned, Barn and Screech Owls of the islands has begun. The Great Horned Owl does not make its own nest but uses one built by an osprey, hawk or eagle. The Screech and Barn Owls nest in tree cavities made by woodpeckers or nest boxes. There is a nest box on the side of the SCCF Nature Center where Barn owls have nested off and on since 1980... will they return this year? Island Screech owls are in the courting phase with males guarding territory and calling to females. On Tuesday, December 20 at 10 a.m., you are invited to join SCCF to learn more about the Owls of Sanibel and Captiva. The cost of the program is $5, with SCCF members and children attending for free. SCCF is located at 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road. Take a walk to the Sanibel River following the program. Now is a good time to put up an SCCF Screech owl nest box Linda Hendrickson of Lafayette, Indiana found a 2-inch alphabet cone on the beach near Sanibel Arms, where she was staying. What fun! she commented. Shell Found Linda and Doug Hendrickson Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201128 Power Squadron Public Education OfferingsSanibel Captiva Sail & Power Squadron (SCSPS) is one of 400 squadrons of the 40,000-member United States Power Squadrons (USPS, Americas largest non-profit boating organization. As members travel they are welcomed at other squadrons who can give them good information on their local waters, marinas, and other boating concerns. USPS objectives are community service, continuing boaters education and the friendship and camaraderie of fellow members. Following is the local squadrons public education offerings for the first part of 2012: January 14 ABC-3 (Americas Boating Course). A Saturday session at the Sanibel Library. Contact Jack Purse at 471-7758. January 14 A two-hour morning seminar on using VHF and VHF/DSC Marine Radio at the Sanibel Library. Contact Chap Vail at 395-3479. January 17 The first part of eight sessions on Engine Maintenance held at the Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Contact Tom Niswonger at 395-9296. January 28 A two-hour seminar on Anchoring at the Captiva Yacht Club. Contact Dick Squitieri at 395-9039. January 28 A two-hour seminar on Trailering Your Boat at the Captiva Yacht Club. Contact Bill Jennings at 362-0991. February 11 A two-hour seminar on Boat Handling Under Power at the Sanibel library. Contact Bill Jennings at 362-0991. February 25 The eighthour ABC-3 (Americas Boating Course) at the Sanibel Library. Contact Jack Purse at 4717758. February 25 A two-hour seminar on Basic Weather and Forecasting at the St. Charles Yacht Club. Contact Dan Himebaugh at 995-2909. You can register for these courses and obtain course information at www.usps. org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/cfind.cgi. If you have a problem registering or reaching the contact listed, call Bob Allen at 952933-5133. Some courses not currently offered are Seamanship, Piloting, Cruise Planning, Marine Electronics, Sail, Emergencies on Board, How to Use a Chart, Hurricanes and Boats, Marine Radar, Mariners Compass, Mastering the Rules of the Road, Paddle Smart, Partner in Command, Tides & Currents, Using GPS and Using Digital Charts. If you have a particular need for one of these courses, contact Abbott at 395-9409 All the courses use certified instructors. The ABC-3 course, subject to successful completion of an optional test, provides documentation that you have successfully completed the course as required for some Florida boaters and by other states. Pictured is a pretty boat. Learn how to be a pretty good boater. IL TESORO RISTORANTE IL TESORO RISTORANTE Fine Italian Cuisine DOLCE TESORO DOLCE TESOROBAKERY GELATO ESPRESSO Tahitian Gardens Plaza Tahitian Gardens Plaza 2300 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 239.472.4300 Fax 239.472.4333 Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black Fresh Winter Menu Fresh Winter Menu Announcing: ILT opened in NYC! Announcing: ILT opened in NYC!751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 t: 239.395.4022 www.iltesoro.net The Great White Grills Tailgate Party To Raise Funds For FISH Of SanibelThe Great White Grill official island home of the Pittsburgh Steelers will be hosting its annual tailgate party on Monday, December 19 beginning at 5 p.m. This year, owner John Nader made the decision to donate a portion of the proceeds from sales for this fun event to FISH (Friends In Service Here) of Sanibel. The Great White Grill tailgate event is an island institution as the home of great food, football and fun and is sure to draw a large crowd. We are pleased to be making a contribution to FISH this year said John Nader. We are aware of how fortunate we are on this beautiful island but that there are many of our neighbors who are in need of a hand up, particularly at this time of year. FISH does a good job of helping these neighbors. The Great White Grill is no stranger to giving support to FISH Earlier this year, they redecorated the restaurant and bar and removed the hundreds of dollars that had be placed on the wall by happy Great White Grill customers. The staff removed all the dollar bills and brought them to FISH to be used for food to restock the food pantry. Kym Nader, the successful interior designer on Sanibel and wife of Great White Grill owner John Nader, is a volunteer at FISH and works in their food pantry on a weekly basis. We cant thank the Nader family and the Great White Grill enough for all they do for FISH, said Bill Fellows, President of FISH It is people like the Nader family who make it possible for FISH to provide food and other human services to our neighbors in need and for that we are truly grateful. For more than 30 years, FISH has been a neighbor helping neighbors organization offering free human services such as transportation for medical appointments, meal delivery, health equipment, food pantry and emergency financial assistance. The FISH Walk-In Center is located at 1630 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel and is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They may be contacted at 472-4775 or by visiting www.fishofsanibel.com. FISH volunteer Lynn Ridlehoover, Great White Grill owner John Nader and FISH Social Worker Christine Swiersz counting the money


29 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011 Plant SmartShell Gingerby Gerri ReavesShell gingers (Alpinia zerumbet) name derives from its pendant clusters of pretty flowers. It is also called shellflower for an obvious resemblance to porcelainlike sea shells. This fast-growing native of Asia can reach up to eight feet high and can double or triple its size in several years, spreading via rhizomes, the fleshy roots just under the soil. If you plant it, plan your space carefully. Dense clumps of tall stems arch out symmetrically from the plants center, making it an attractive accent or background plant. The long narrow leaves are 18 to 24 inches long, and when crushed, emit a ginger odor. Dark green and waxy, they contrast prettily with the delicate pink, white, or yellow flowers. The plant is usually evergreen in South Florida, but an exceptionally cold winter will cause it to die back and produce new canes in the spring. Shell ginger prefers fertile moist soil and full sun to partial shade. Dwarf and variegated species exist. The seeds are contained in an inconspicuous capsule. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; floridata.com; Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes; and edis.ifas. ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Pendant clusters of shell-like flowers give shell ginger its name A shellflower opens photos by Gerri Reaves Nothing says Christmas Captiva Island style | | | | T T IME TO SPREAD A LITTLE HOLIDAY CHEER. A ND CHEER A LITTLE HOLIDAY SPREAD. RING IN THE NEW YEAR. ROCK IT IN, TOO.


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31 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011Register In December For Youth Dance Classes At Sanibel RecBIG ARTS youth dance classes will be held Tuesdays at the Sanibel Recreation Center, and the registration deadline is Thursday, December 29. Instructor Kathleen More has been dancing since the age of 8 and teaching for more than 20 years. Classes are held: 2:40 to 3:35 p.m. Ballet & Jazz (Fundamentals): Grades 3rd to 5th 3:40 to 4:20 p.m. Beginning Ballet & Jazz: Grades Kindergarten to 2nd 4:25 to 5:05 p.m. Basic Ballet & Tap: Ages 3 to 5 Youth dance classes begin Tuesday, January 10. For more information, call 3950900 or go to www.BIGARTS.org. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. Individual flute, piano and saxophone lessons are available for children and adult students. For further information about workshops, classes and events at BIG ARTS or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Youth Dance Class at the Sanibel Recreation Center 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! Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet w w w w w w w w Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all agesCome Try our NEW Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Live MusicAlways Fresh ...Always Fun! HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Staff at Island CowComplimentary Draft or House Wine with dinner purchase and couponExpires 12/21/2011 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! OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY!All of our regular menu items available with additional offering of Christmas Favorites Christmas Eve Christmas Eve Lunch Lunch 11am-4:30pm 11am-4:30pm Dinner Dinner 4:30-8pm 4:30-8pm Open Open Christmas Day Christmas Day 1-8pm 1-8pm Serving Lunch Serving Lunch & Dinner & Dinner


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201132 San-Cap Art League Show Winners Sanibel Captiva Art Leagues first art exhibit of the season is presently showing through December at the Sanibel Public Library, 900 Dunlop Road. This is an exhibit of 55 works of art by league members, juried into the show by Judge David Coolidge from over 80 entries. It features colorful original work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, batik, collage and original prints. Styles range from impressionistic to super realistic to abstract, and there is a variety of subject matter. The art work is nicely framed and modestly priced for sale. Coolidge is a well known watercolor painter who exhibits nationally and in Naples galleries. First Ppace was awarded to the popular watercolor painter and past president of the San Cap Art League, Betty Weise, for Useppa Island Bridge, a work showing Weises mastery of this medium. Second place was awarded to Peter Zell for an oil painting called Circus. Third place went to Terry Shattuck for an interesting combination of watercolor and batik fabric called Fly by Night. Merit prizes were given to David King for a striking watercolor portrait of a snowy plover; Pauline Healey for Purple; Jane Hudson for a wonderful acrylic called Lady and The Leopard, and Leslie Corneliuson for a mixed media called Market Place. Joan Tangren Reynolds won the Nancy Jones Memorial Prize for best acrylic for Sanibel Marina, an example of how an excellent painting can be enhanced by proper framing. From page 18Eastern Spotted Skunkof working with wildlife. But I would do anything for these guys, including getting sprayed. I have some friends who would probably say Im crazy. 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. First place, Useppa Island Bridge, by Betty Weise Second place, Circus, by Peter Zell Fresh Seafood, Steaks & PastaJoin Us For DINNERCHRISTMAS EVE AND DAY SERVING FROM 4 PM TO 9 PMRESERVATIONS SUGGESTED C C C C C C C C C C C C C Make Your Make Your New Years New Years Reservations Reservations JACARANDATheSophisticated Dining Raw Bar Screened Patio 1223 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island 239-472-1771 www.JacarandaOnSanibel.com 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. 12/30/2011 (IS)


33 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011 Third place, Fly by Night, by Terry ShattuckNew Youth, Adult Ballet Classes Ballet classes taught by Karen Whitaker, former principal dancer with The Dallas Ballet, are being offered on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. for adults and Mondays at 4:30 p.m. for youth at the Sanibel Recreation Center. All classes are geared for youth and adults with previous ballet experience. Students will focus on classical ballet instruction for the serious dancer and specialized toning and stretching for a dancers body. Cost per class is only $25 for Sanibel Recreation Center members and $31.25 for non-members. For more details about these classes, contact the Sanibel Recreation Center. 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 4720345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. E E njoy Beachfront Casual Dining Located inside the Historic Andrea is back! The best view on Sanibel! Enjoy our full bar and lounge! Call for reservations (239) 472-4559 or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Were open for dinner on Christmas Day and New Years Eve! I talian & Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant, Full Bar and Lounge Book your Holiday Party at Traditions! Joe and Marvilla Joe and Barbara Call today to secure your date! Join us for Live Music and Dancing! Call today for our entertainment schedule. 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.Smirnoff Vodka1.75 ltr. $21.99Captain Morgan Rum1.75 ltr. $26.99Dewars Scotch1.75 ltr. Reg. $43.99 SALE $39.99Jose Cuervo Tequila Light or Gold1.75 ltr. Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99 CHARDONNAY CHARDONNAY SPECIALS SPECIALS Kendall Jackson Kendall Jackson $13.99 $13.99 750 ml. 750 ml. Lindemans Lindemans $6.99 $6.99 750 ml. 750 ml. Cupcake Cupcake $10.99 $10.99 750 ml. 750 ml. Sonoma Cutrer Sonoma Cutrer $23.99 $23.99 750 ml. 750 ml.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201134 A Complex Comedy At Theatre Conspiracyby Di SaggauWatching good theater is always a treat. Joining in on the action is something else entirely. Both work well in Beckys New Car now showing at Theatre Conspiracy. From the moment Becky Foster (Lauren Drexler) comes on stage, in a frenzy of cleaning and chatting, she needs help and is not ashamed to ask for it. Spontaneity in the show depends on her skill to make the audience feel comfortable enough to assist her. Drexler is a master at handling this kind of role. Becky is faced with a dilemma. She works for a car dealership and one day a wealthy gentleman comes in and buys nine cars, one for every member of his staff. The gentleman, Walter Flood, is played by Scott Thomson. He is a recent widower who falls for Becky, presuming she is a widow. Becky is not. She has a huband Joe (Gene Krupp) and a son Chris (Jordan Wilson). Joe is a roofer, a nice-guy husband and Chris is a 26-year-old psychology major still living at home and spouting psychobabble about people around him. Other cast members are Martin Hastings as Steve, a neurotic car salesman still wallowing in his wifes accidental death; Nancy Antonio as Ginger, a former wealthy woman and friend of Walter; and Bri Curtis as Kensington Flood, Walters daughter. The cast provides terrific acting in a story that becomes increasingly entangled as it goes from one comic situation to another. Actually some of the situations are quite serious, but with humorous undertones. Playwright Steven Dietz knows how to write witty dialogue and invent scenes with tremendous comic potential. Becky has a pretty good life but theres another one out there and she longs to find out if its for her. Walter, the sympathetic millionaire billboard magnate, invites her to a party at his house. Becky brings audience members on stage to advise her whether or not she should attend. When someone says no, she simply asks another person on stage until she gets the answer she wants, which is yes. Then they help her dress for the occasion. The show is unpredictable from the get-go. Only in the latter part of act two does the audience start putting some of the pieces together as the twists and turns continue. I really enjoyed this show in spite of what I call a tricky plot. By that I mean there are a few unanswered questions, but thats OK because the audience is neither insulted nor taken for granted. Basically this clever new comedy provides laughter aplenty. Beckys New Car plays through December 17, at Theatre Conspiracy, 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. For tickets call 936-3239. Mastersingers Christmas ConcertBIG ARTS will host the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers on Sunday, December 18, for A Choral Christmas on the Island concert. Tickets are $20 for general admission and student/child tickets are $10. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. The Mastersingers, conducted by Jeff Faux, will open their concert with 20th century choral masterpieces Gloria, by British composer John Rutter, and Christmas Cantata, by American composer Daniel Pinkham. Both works are sung in Latin, performed in three movements and contain sections that are both vibrant and sublime. Gloria is overseen by Nancy Cobb Lippens, former Mastersingers artistic director. For the second half of the concert, the chorus will sing settings of several familiar carols, some of which will be sung a cappella, some accompanied by brass, and some by brass and organ. Beth Wininger, Mastersingers soprano section leader, will be the soloist for O Holy Night. The Mastersingers will also perform arrangements of Jingle Bells and The Twelve Days of Christmas arranged, respectively, by David Willcocks and Rutter. Three traditional folk carols have been arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt, former choral director at Westminster Choir College: What Is This Lovely Fragrance?, a French carol; Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, an Appalachian carol collected by John Jacob Niles; and Sussex Carol from England. The chorus will finish the concert with a special arrangement of Joy To The World by Rutter. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS at 900 Dunlop Road, or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Island PawsA Very Unique Pet Shop! Just Three Doors DownHeres whats cooking for Breakfast & Lunch Serving Breakfast All DAY, Every Day!Youll always find something special at the Over Easy Cafe.Outdoor & Indoor Dining Breakfast & Lunch Scan To Go Online Like us on on Sanibel on Sanibel MAKE YOUR MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS RESERVATIONS NOW! NOW! 1231 Middle Gulf Drive 1231 Middle Gulf Drive (next door to Holiday Inn) (next door to Holiday Inn) 472-4646 472-4646 OPEN OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE 5-9 PM CHRISTMAS EVE 5-9 PM CHRISTMAS DAY 4-8 PM CHRISTMAS DAY 4-8 PM AtCelebrate The Holidays Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


35 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011Book ReviewAmerica, The Superpowerby Max FriedersdorfDespite a staggering domestic economy with persistent high unemployment, the United States, militarily, is now the most dominant superpower since Rome, with more than 140 military bases (700 or 800, if one counts bases controlled by the United States) in at least 63 foreign countries. Maintenance of the worlds largest military-industrial complex and deployment of the largest, most far-flung military establishment costs about onefourth of the U.S. annual budget, rising to 50 percent if cost of past wars are included. These impressive figures are contained in an important new book by Richard E. Rubenstein, Washington, D.C. Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs at George Mason University, This annual military budget of one trillion dollars plus, the author explains, is almost equal to those of all other nations combined. More than half of Fortune magazines top 100 companies are deeply involved in defense production, Rubenstein reports, and the American economy is now so dependent upon war spending that we ourselves, workers and farmers as well as bankers and military-industrial tycoons, can be said to have an interest in the case. Being the worlds superhero, the book suggests, is dangerous for our future because every empire eventually breeds resentment and revolt. Making continued on page 39 Monday Night MovieMy Perestroika: A Nations History Is Personal by Priscilla FriedersdorfEven when it is for the better, change is not easy; particularly true for the first generation to experience it. My Perestroika premiered at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. on May 1 to an overflow crowd. This documentary, which will be shown at BIG ARTS on December 19 at 7 p.m., examines the lives, past and present, through interviews with a group of five friends, former classmates of Public School 57 in Moscow. They make frank observations, often poignant and surprising, of their feelings about that era 20 years ago when the Soviet Union collapsed. Each of them comments on their life; some are pleased with the changes others recall with some longing the stability that the former USSR offered. Most are seen in their homes or workplaces; or at times in a social gathering of the friends, which seems to elicit the most frank comments. Robin Hessman, who studied abroad in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) is the director, producer and photographer of this fine documentary. She films her subjects and they are very relaxed and at ease as they honestly appraise their lives for her... and for us. As a footnote, one of the families in the film was in attendance at the Washington premiere. Listening and watching their teenage son as he spoke to the huge auditorium of people of his hopes for his future and answered questions in perfect English, enthusiasm and confidence reflected in his voice, was moving and heart-warming.continued on page 38 Island Book Nook Hosts An Author Presentation On Monday, December 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., come to the Island Book Nook and meet author Karen Kirk Richards. Here is your chance for one-stop shopping for the children on your list. Our guest author will personally sign the books and then, as an added bonus, we will wrap your purchase while you wait. If you need to ship the book(s) to the recipient, well be happy to take care of that for you as well. Karen Kirk Richards first childrens book, Lovey, The Piano Cat, is a true story of a terrified, bedraggled cat and a 6-year-old boy (named Kevin). Kevin is Karens son who provided material for this book because of his unusual patience with an untrusting feline. Bright illustrations by Bruce Kiel accompany the story about learning lessons of patience, trust and love. Kiel resides in DePere, Wis., with his wife Nancy. He and Karen first met through Nancys parents, who live on Sanibel. Kiel is also the illustrator for Karens second book, There Is A Secret On Sanibel And Captiva, Too. Find out the, secret wildlife shares in this true story of what islanders do to protect them and help them thrive. Alligators, sea turtles, herons and egrets are among the lucky animals and birds that call Sanibel and Captiva home. Whimsical illustrations and engaging poems entice young readers. Dot-to-dot wildlife for children to color tops off their trip to a real-life fantasy island. This is my tribute to the islands, said Karen about her next book venture. I feel lucky to live on Sanibel. Stop in on December 19 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to meet one of our local authors and complete your Christmas shopping, all in one-stop shopping for unique island books. The Island Book Nook, A Paperback Exchange Book Store, is located at 2330 Palm Ridge Road on Sanibel. 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


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201136 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE 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 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 12/23/11 $14.99 BUY ONE ICE CREAM GET ONE FREEPoetic Voicesselected by Don BrownShirley and Leroyby Sidney B. SimonThey were as different as a Yugo is from a Cadillac. Shirley came from a blue, deeply bluecollar family, He went to Princeton and knew he would from his crib. Born not only with a silver spoon in his mouth, Leroy sucked on the forks, the knives and all the Sterling serving utensils as well. Shirley came to Leroy with rusty tines and cracked plastic handles. In spite of all that privilege, Leroy loved Shirley, never tried to change her, seemed delighted in her rough edges. He was stiff sometimes, but not cold, just formal, and early in his family he was taught to tone down the volume control of life, but now that did not include Shirley. She was loud and brassy, her laughter made waves in the swimming pool. Shirley vibrated hearing aids, and she filled every room with her presence, as her breasts nearly spilled out of whatever she wore. She just had no sense of what the condo deemed appropriate attire. Worse she didnt care. Black boots with a tan skirt. Purple scarf on red. Snide remarks darted at her by the people who didnt know her very well. Those of us, who did, just delighted in her ribald excesses, and loved her. She never spent time gossiping, didnt worry much about the people who played the superiority game. Shirley was, in short, often ridiculous, but never mean-spirited, and that was more than enough for Leroy to love her. Sidney B. Simon is Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts. His books on Values Clarification made him internationally famous, and took him to the Oprah show and got him on Phil Donahue. His book, Living And Loving In That Condo, was published in 2011. Its all about people in some mythical Florida condo, growing old, and sometimes with all their values clarified. This poem is from the book. Simon is active in The Island Writers, a member of Art Poems. He was chosen as Literary Artist Of The Year, 2011, at the Alliance for the Arts. 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 Everyone Deserves A Slice of ParadiseSANIBEL ISLAND, FLPIZZA 5 CRUST STLYES! "Crusty Curl Crust" Sicilian Style Crust (Deep Dish) Canape/Flatbread Crust Gluten Free Crust Parmesan Herb CrustTAKE OUT & DELIVERY ALL DAY! OPEN 11 AM CLOSE 7 DAYSTwo Sanibel Locations FREE DELIVERY1619 Periwinkle Way 472-1581 2496 Palm Ridge Rd. 472-3010/472-1023 JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine CHR Will Not Renew Agreement With DirectorThe Board of Directors of Community Housing & Resources has elected not to renew its agreement with its executive director. During executive session, the board made the decision to immediately secure an interim executive director to oversee day-to-day operations. The board authorized the immediate formation of a search committee to seek out and consider qualified candidates for the executive director position. Normal business operations will continue uninterrupted by this change. Community Housing and Resources, Inc., is a non-profit private corporation whose mission is to provide below market value housing opportunities in our community. CHR was incorporated in 1979 by a group of Sanibel residents who had been striving for several years to do something about the growing need for affordable housing. CHR is a membership organization with a voluntary board of directors elected by the members. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote.


37 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011Clyde Butcher Photography Talk And Exhibit At BIG ARTSFlorida wilderness photographer Clyde Butcher is exhibiting his work in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery, Clyde Butcher: Big Cypress Swamp The Western Everglades features photos taken at Big Cypress National Preserve, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve and Corkscrew Swamp. The exhibit runs through Saturday, January 14, with a special reception on Saturday, December 17 starting at 5:30 p.m. BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, beginning in January. The gallery is located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel and is open to the public. The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in Nature Photography by the North American Nature Photography Association, Butcher is most famous locally for his black-andwhite images of Floridas great wilderness, including the Everglades. In an age where the popularity of digital photography remains on the rise, Butchers notable use of large format cameras that require film make his images instantly recognizable. In addition to his exhibit, Butcher will also be leading an ARTSalon lecture titled Adventures Photographing In The Swamp on Saturday, December 17 at 4 p.m. at the BIG ARTS Center. Tickets are $5. Clyde Butcher: Big Cypress Swamp The Western Everglades supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including links to artists websites. To purchase event tickets, you can buy online, stop by BIG ARTS Marks Box Office, located at 900 Dunlop Road, or call 395-0900. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, December 6, there were eight tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Alaine and Herman Jass 2. Joan and Bob Kent 3. Vida Zubkus and Rick Smart East/West 1. Dorothy and Raymond Chaya 2. Penny and Randy Wilkinson 3. Barbara and Campbell Johnstone Note: There will he no game on December 27. The game runs for six months, November through April, at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Sanibel Community House, which is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For information, call Susan Willoughby at 239-281-3258. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ate d by : Follow us on acebook Mahi-Mahi! Tamiami Trail by Clyde Butcher Clyde Butcher


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201138 MacGregor To Give Cartooning DemonstrationDoug MacGregor, childrens author and longtime editorial cartoonist for The News-Press, will present a cartooning demonstration on Saturday, December 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MacIntosh Books & Paper, located at 2407 Periwinkle Way. He will also sign copies of his childrens books, including Turtellini the Turbo-Charged Turtle, Rad Hair Day and Get Creative. MacGregor was the editorial cartoonist at The News-Press for more than 20 years, and has recently shifted his focus to writing and illustrating colorful and creative childrens books. He also teaches cartooning and creativity to the young and young at heart. For more information, call MacIntosh Books & Paper at 472-1447. From page 35Monday Night FilmThe film, which has English subtitles, will be shown in Schein Hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 19. The admission charge is $8 and includes refreshments and a post-film discussion (always informative and often quite spirited) in the Phillips Gallery. For additional information, phone BIG ARTS at 395-0900. General admission is $8, or purchase a film booklet of 11 tickets for $88. Film booklet holders must be seated no later than 6:45 p.m. to ensure a seat. All Monday night films begin at 7 p.m. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is supported by Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki, supporters George & Wendys Corner Grill, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Taxi. Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma M Ma rk rk rk rk rk et et et et et o o o o o o o pe pe pe pe pe pe pe n n n n n 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 da da da da da da d ys ys ys ys s ys y y a a a a a a a w w w w w w w ee ee ee ee ee ee e k k, k, k, k, k, k k 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 a. a. a. a. a. a a m. m. m. m m. m. m m 9 9 9 9 9 9 p p p p p p .m .m .m .m m .m . . . 17 17 17 17 17 1 65 65 65 65 65 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa n n n n n n n Ca Ca Ca Ca Ca Ca Ca a rl rl rl rl rl rl rl os os os os os os os B B B B B B B ou ou o ou ou o ou ou o le le le le le l va va va va va va rd rd rd rd rd rd d rd d Ft Ft Ft Ft Ft Ft Ft F F F . . My My My My M My My My M er er er er er e e r s s s, s, F F F F F F L L L L L L 33 33 33 3 33 33 3 93 93 93 93 93 93 93 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 23 23 23 23 23 9. 9. 9. 9. 9 48 48 48 48 4 2. 2. 2. 2. 2. 67 67 67 67 67 65 65 65 65 | | | | Sa Sa Sa Sa nd nd nd nd d yB yB yB yB yB y ut ut ut ut t le le le le r. r. r. r. r co co co c co co m m m m m Locally owned, fresh and fun! 5 :30 and 7:30 p.m $10 per 30 minute clas s SAY C HEE S E Th e San d y But l er c h eese c l asses c ontinue a ll mont h Let Sa ll y & Carmine show y ou how to make the perfect cheese platter for your Holida y part y and what wines pair perfectl y Limited seatin g please call for reservations Purc h ase a tic k et f or $10 an d receive $10 vouc h er to b e use d towar d your next purc h ase o f $25. LeBuff To Sign Ding Darling History BookPopular local author and naturalist Charles LeBuff will sign copies of his latest book, a history of J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Wednesday, December 21 from11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MacIntosh Books & Paper, located at 2407 Periwinkle Way. LeBuff is well known for his involvement with the environment and history of Sanibel. He moved to Sanibel in 1959, raised his family in the Sanibel Lighthouse quarters, and spent many years working for the refuge. He established Caretta Research for the study and conservation of loggerhead turtles, and he served for six years on the first Sanibel City Council. LeBuff has written several books, including Sanybel Light, Everglades Wildlife Barons and The Loggerhead Turtle. He is a frequent speaker at island events and can be found most Sundays working at MacIntosh Books. For more information, call MacIntosh Books & Paper at 472-1447. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com Under New Ownership S erving l unc h starting at $ 5 99 F ull d inner men u $ $ $ $ I T S BA C K!! A ND SEAFOOD BUFFET EVERY WED. NIGHT @ 4 P M GR A A DULT S $ 1 7. 99 KIDS 1/2 PRICE ( 10 & under ) r r


39 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011Local Authors To Autograph BooksLocal author Helen Ketteman will appear at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts to sign copies of her latest book, If Beaver Had A Fever, on Friday, December 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Helen Ketteman is the author of 19 picture books ranging in age appeal from preschool through fifth grade. If Beaver Had A Fever is a wonderful childrens picture book where Momma Bear and her cub enjoy a rhyming conversation about how shed care for the animals if she were a doctor. If you were a doctor/in charge of the zoo/what would you do/if Gnu had the flu? asks Little Bear. Momma would come to the rescue with cake and the appropriate pills. But what about chimps with limps, deer that cant hear, a meerkat that gets too fat, or weasels with measles? The store will also have on hand many of her other wonderful titles for her to autograph for your little ones. Also, on Saturday, December 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., local author Jeri Magg will be signing her book, Historic Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The story of Sanibel and Captiva Islands stretches back over 300 years, to a time when natives roamed the islands and Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon first met and tried to subdue the Calusa Indians in San Carlos Bay in 1513. The next few centuries were flooded with pioneers, fishermen and clergymen in their quest to tame the wilderness in search of a better life. Discover how anthropologist Frank Cushing visited pioneer Sam Ellis in 1895 after the farmer discovered bones on his homestead, and how President Theodore Roosevelt saved a little girl from drowning when he lived on a houseboat in Captiva to study local marine life. Join local history columnist Jeri Magg as she recounts these events. Sanibel Books & Gifts is located at 1571 Periwinkle Way. If you have any questions or would like to preorder a book, call 472-5223. From page 35The Superpowerwar now seems a normal and permanent activity, Rubenstein adds, even though its outrageous costs, financial, physical, psychological, and spiritual, are inflicting acute damage upon us and upon future generations. Rubenstein urges more effort toward peaceful conflict resolution, and avoiding war unless justified by legitimate self defense or moral duty. Readers will find Rubensteins timely study a well-researched explanatory narrative of the causes of past and current American wars; a fair critique of government policies and justifications leading to war, and most importantly, urgent concern for Americas fighting men and women in combat on the front lines of the empire. Reason To Kill, Why Americans Choose War, By Richard E. Rubenstein. Bloomsbury Press, New York, Berlin, London. Hardback, 238 pages, $25. Top Ten Books On The Island1. Brief History of Sanibel Island by Marya Repko 2. Sanibel Sunset Detective by Ron Base 3. Welcome to Florida by Dave Horton 4. Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns by Ron Base 5. Drop by Michael Connelly 6. Sanibel and Captiva Our Islands by Jim Anderson and Jim George 7. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum 8. Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 9. Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell 10. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh Courtesy of Sanibel Island Bookshop. Nellie s Upstair s W at e rs i d e B a r Happy Hour All Day, Everyday with Liv e m u si c t oo! 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 Dec., 23, 2011 FREE


FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 25 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 16, 2011 B BSECTIONHoliday Mini Golf Returns To SanibelThe 17th annual Holiday Mini Golf fundraiser for The Community House is a perfect way to ensure your holiday is up to par! Rain or shine, stop by The Community House from December 26 to 29 and play 18 holes of miniature golf. With twists and turns, plus a variety of obstacles at every corner, you dont have to be a professional to win a prize. Having fun and a little bit of luck is what this course is all about. Holiday Mini Golf, an island tradition every December, continues to be one of the most successful fundraisers for The Community House. Each year, businesses and islanders, led by Toni Lapi, come together to transform the landmark facility into the islands most unique golf course, in support of The Community House and its continued mission to enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings. Along with 18 holes of mini golf, daily prizes, popcorn and refreshments are all par for the course. Salli Kirkland, president of the Sanibel Community Association, said, This is a great time for families during the holiday to come to The continued on page 2BDouble Play Holiday Sports CampRegister now for Holiday Baseball/Softball Camp. Coaches and players will learn baseball drills, skills and techniques from the University of Alabama Assistant Coach Bobby Barbier at this two-day camp. Coaches Clinic will be held Wednesday, December 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Fort Myers Little Leagues Howard Gold Clubhouse. Coaches will get a unique learning opportunity that they will be able to utilize in regular season practices. Players Camp will be held the following day on Thursday, December 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Sanibel School ball field. Players ages six to 12 will receive instruction in hitting, defense, pitching, catching, base running and strategy. Hailey Barraco, pitcher and OF for the University of Central Florida, will be hosting the Softball Players Clinic on Thursday, December 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Sanibel School ball field. The clinic is open to all levels of players and designed to help players ages six to 15 learn and improve their softball skills and techniques. Instruction is based on the most respected, proven and latest training concepts. Drills and instruction are structured so each coach and player enjoys the experience while learning the game. Registration cost for coaches is $20 or $10 with player enrollment. Baseball players pay $50. There is no charge for softball players. Prices include skills camp, group rotation and an after camp cookout. Players are encouraged to bring glove, helmet, bat, catching gear, water and cleats. Each player has the opportunity to win prizes continued on page 4B Preston Hall, Tye Phoenix, AJ Aracri and Johnny QuillinJohnny Jensen, 8, keeps the beat while performing The Little Drummer Boy with vocalist Bob Brace during the second annual Community Carol Sing on Sunday, December 11. The overflow crowd at Captivas Chapel by the Sea offered a standing ovation for the performance, which also featured Robert Dempster on guitar. The Little Drummer Boy Of Captiva Johnny Jensen and Bob Brace


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 20112B Hortoons From page 1BHoliday Mini GolfCommunity House and play golf with the islanders and visitors. This is the only time you can play miniature golf on Sanibel. Open play will be offered at the Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way, from Monday, December 26 through Wednesday, December 28 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., as well as on Thursday, December 29 between 10 a.m. and noon, and from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12. In addition, the annual Putting Tournament, where cash prizes will be awarded, will be held on Thursday, December 29. Register at 1 p.m. for the 1:30 p.m. start or at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. start. Cost to enter is $50 per twoperson team in advance or $60 at the door. For more details on the 17th Annual Holiday Mini Golf fundraiser, call the Sanibel Community House at 472-2155 or visit us online at www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Email editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


3B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011 Community Foundation Awards $273,500 In Cultural GrantsOn December 6 area cultural organizations gathered at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts to receive their Arts & Attractions grants established by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, the Lee County Tourist Development Council and the City of Fort Myers. The grants are used to create programming and marketing initiatives that attract tourism, strengthen the areas cultural landscape and provide organizational resources to spur growth and ensure sustainability. Candidates are required to submit year-end reports. A total of 30 awards totaling $273,500 were distributed to local cultural organizations. Organizations receiving awards in 2011 include: Artfest Fort Myers, Arts for ACT, Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, BIG ARTS of Sanibel, Bonita Springs Concert Band, Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, Creative Theater Workshop, Cultural Park Theatre Company, Ding Darling Wildlife Society, ECHO, Inc., Edison Festival of Light, Florida Arts, Florida Repertory Theatre, Friends of the Lakes Regional Library, Gulf Coast Dance, Gulf Coast Symphony, Imaginarium Hands-On Museum, Laboratory Theater of Florida, Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Lee County Black History Society, Music Foundation of SWFL, River District Alliance, Sanibel Music Festival, SWFL Attractions Association, SWFL Museum of History Foundation, SWFL Symphony, Theatre Conspiracy, Town of Fort Myers Beach, Uncommon Friends Foundation and Young Artists Awards. The Alliance for the Arts supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Fran Goldman, SWFL Symphony Yvonne Hill of Sanibel, on behalf of the Lee County Black History Society Jose Leal, The Bailey Matthews Shell Museum, receives the award from Tamara Pigott, director of the Lee County Tourist Development Council House2011 Believe 2 0 1 1 Holiday Fort Myers Womans Community Club presents December 9 23, 2011 5:00 9:00 p.m.Historic Burroughs & Langford Kingston Homes Downtown Fort Myers Admission $5, Children 10 & under free Tour two festively decorated historic homes See Santa Claus nightly Enjoy seasonal music nightly Military & Veterans visit free with ID!Sb tn: F ort My ers W oman s C ommunit y Clu b First United Methodist Church Fort Myers, Florida Holiday House is located at the corner of First & Fowler in Dowtown Fort Myers. Parking is available at First United Methodist Church eld (2466 First Street). F F M M M M M M M W W W W W Edison Pa g eant of Lig h t, Inc. Our g i f t to S outhwest Flori d a f or 55 y ears To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 20114B CROW Gives Thanks To ZurbriggenSteve Greenstein (right), executive director of CROW, thanks Rick Zurbriggen of Zurbriggen Financial for insuring the care and feeding of patients at CROW. From page 1BHoliday Sports Campfrom Miracle Baseball, RX Sports and other local merchants. To register or for more information, call Regina at 461-0101, 910-3345 or emailrt@phxpa.com. Rick Zurbriggen and Steve Greenstein Tween Waters Hosts Opera On The BeachA little inclement weather did not deter a crowd of more than 100 spectators who attended Sunset Arias, a performance of opera music on the beach at Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Friday, December 9. The outdoor concert continued uninterrupted, with both the musicians and audience members braving the rainfall. A performance in the rain Sanibel Stocking Stuffers... Sanibel Stocking Stuffers... Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!!! Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!!! 2400 Palm Ridge Rd. Sanibel, FL (239) 472-2311A er Hours (239) 209-6500 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. 4 BR/3 BA in nice, private community. Beautifully furnished two story home. Beautifully furnished two story home. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Lg master suite with sitting area/ replace. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Open porches, lanai & covered parking. Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... Comm. pool/tennis. Near beach/marina... $789,000 $789,000 557 N. Yachtsman 557 N. Yachtsman Chuck BergstromISLAND RESIDENT, REALTORWWW.CHUCKBERGSTROM.COMRE/MAX AWARD WINNING REALTOR! 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. 2 BR/2 BA Gulf front corner unit. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Beautifully furnished w/lots of tile. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Light & bright w/amazing water views. Screened lanai. Great weekly rentals! Screened lanai. Great weekly rentals! Under building parking and storage. Under building parking and storage. $799,900 $799,900 Pine Cove 1A Pine Cove 1A 3 BR/3 BA near beach in West Rocks. Beautifully remodeled & nicely furnished. Beautifully remodeled & nicely furnished. Lots of tile. Light, bright and private... Lots of tile. Light, bright and private... Large master suite with replace. Large master suite with replace. Enclosed pool. Short walk to the beach. Enclosed pool. Short walk to the beach. $749,000 $749,000 3861 Coquina Dr. 3861 Coquina Dr. Bright & beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA. Bright & beautifully updated 2 BR/2 BA. Ground oor corner unit. Gulf/pool view. Ground oor corner unit. Gulf/pool view. New tile, remodeled kitchen/bathrooms. New tile, remodeled kitchen/bathrooms. Weekly rentals with on-site Management. Weekly rentals with on-site Management. Pool, tennis court, grills, shu eboard... Pool, tennis court, grills, shu eboard... $449,900 $449,900 Sandalfoot 3D1 Sandalfoot 3D1 REDUCED 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. 3BR/2BA Old Floridastyle in Las Tiendas. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Remodeled kitchen w/stainless appliances. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Bright, open w/vaulted ceilings throughout. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Wood ooring. Enclosed lanai/heated pool. Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... Near beach, bay, shopping, restaurants... $649,000 $649,000 476 Las Tiendas 476 Las Tiendas Gorgeous topoor 2 BR/2 BA condo with Gulf view. Completely remodeled and beautifully furnished. Completely remodeled and beautifully furnished. Updated kitchen w/breakfast bar, desk, new appliances. Updated kitchen w/breakfast bar, desk, new appliances. New tile in kitchen, bath(s) and lanai. WEEKLY rentals. New tile in kitchen, bath(s) and lanai. WEEKLY rentals. Wonderful beachfront complex with lots of amenities. Wonderful beachfront complex with lots of amenities. $625,000 $625,000 Loggerhead Cay 434 Loggerhead Cay 434 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. 2 BR/1 BA clean & fully equipped unit. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Overlooks direct access salt water canal. Beautifully landscaped. Beautifully landscaped. WEEKLY WEEKLY rentals. rentals. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Only minutes to the Gulf by bike or boat. Boat dockage available to owners. Boat dockage available to owners. $264,000 $264,000 Tennis Place C-35 Tennis Place C-35 Gorgeous 3 BR/2 BA lake front home. Gorgeous 3 BR/2 BA lake front home. Enjoy beautiful water views and sunsets. Enjoy beautiful water views and sunsets. Large great room with vaulted ceilings. Large great room with vaulted ceilings. Nicely furnished. Large enclosed pool. Nicely furnished. Large enclosed pool. Great locationwalk to the beach. Great locationwalk to the beach. $619,000 $619,000 673 East Rocks 673 East Rocks Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


5B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011 Suzanne Lurie Wins Best In Show At South Seas Art FestivalSuzanne Lurie was awarded Best In Show for her work exhibited during the Plein Air contest at South Seas Island Resort Art Festival, held last Saturday at Chadwicks Square on Captiva. Lurie was awarded a trophy and a $500 check. The festival was coordinated by Two Islands Gallery. Suzanne Lurie with her winning painting Images courtesy of Christopher Koerner Photography Shoppers and art admirers stroll through the exhibit tents A large decorated tree was the centerpiece for the festival, One of Lauri Kaihlanens pieces on sale at the show 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 SOUTH SEAS RESORT MATLACHA WATERFRONT Exquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants community. $550,000 List Local. Sell Global.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 20116B by Anne MitchellWere now in the countdown to Christmas with just nine shopping days left. In the spirit of the season, please shop locally and keep your money circulating in the island economy, where it will do the most good for the community. There are lots of ways to score big on the gift-giving front without leaving the island. For one, you can give the gift of art and entertainment, such as buying tickets to concerts and theater shows such as upcoming Herb Strauss Theater productions as well as performances at BIG ARTS Schein Hall. Also, BIG ARTS is currently hosting the Merry, Artsy Holiday Exhibit & Sale in Founders Gallery. All submitted entries, which include ornaments, wreaths and festive decorations, are available for purchase. Prices range from $7 to $200. Colorful BIG ARTS umbrellas, each with a hand-painted design created by members of the visual arts committee, are available in both BIG ARTS Center and BIG ARTS on Periwinkle gift shops. These make a useful and fun accessory for a rainy day. The umbrellas come in compact and large size. BIG ARTS gifts shops and box office are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2244 Periwinkle Way and 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. This weekend, Sanibel Island Books & Gifts this will be having a special Trollbeads jewelry event. Extra staff will be on hand to help with exclusive promotions. Buy three beads and the fourth is free; receive $50 off gold or silver beads worth $250 or more, or $100 off gold beads worth $500 or more; buy an upgraded clasp and receive a free sterling silver bracelet. Also, for spending $150 you will receive a mystery gift. Founded in Denmark in 1976, Trollbeads developed the original charm bead bracelet concept. On Friday, December 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., local author Karen Richards will be signing her childrens book Lovey the Piano Cat, a true story with actual photos of the now-luxurious feline and his patient rescuer, a six-yearold boy. Sanibel Island Books & Gifts is located at 1571 Periwinkle Way and hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. If youre looking for a practical and thoughtful gift, I suggest buying a book by Suzy Cohen, who has been writing Dear Pharmacist, a weekly column in the Island Sun for 13 years. The syndicated column is read by 15 million readers a week around the world. Cohen has published three books, The 24-Hour Pharmacist, Diabetes Without Drugs and Drug Muggers: Keep Your Medicine from Stealing the Life out of You. Go to http:// www.24hourpharmacistbook.com/ uof/24hourpharmacistbook/nc for more information. The S Spa is now open in the Bailey Shopping Center, offering a serene place for massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Owner Sherri Kropp uses the holistic sjal (pronounced schall) skincare line, a Swedish word for spirit, mind, heart and soul. It combines ancient eastern medicines with European and Japanese biotechnology. Products are infused with bio-osmotic energy through precious minerals and gemstones, such as gold, silver, quartz and copper. Karen Petrovich, the founder of New York-based sjall, was on Sanibel last week for the opening of S Spa. She talked about the products eight in all that she developed along with her daughter Karen. They are designed to treat the entire body, not just the face, and they cross gender, race and age. We wanted it to be easy to use not complicated so you get your moneys worth, she said. The luxury sjal line is sold around the world and is also used in spas at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York, the Delano in Miami, the Canyon Ranch & Spa, the Four Seasons in Toronto and on cruise ships. Clients receive their treatments in a darkened room and Kropp places gemstones in strategic places to help the body absorb the energy and the nutrients in the products. She uses a quartz wand on the skin during facials. Kropps husband Roman operates KOR, a retail store and gallery, in the same shopping center. Kropp has been in the health and beauty business for 20 years and has studied homeopath and aromatherapy in New York. I am very honored when somebody lies on my table and entrusts themselves to me, she said. Kropp added that there are so many spas these days, one has to offer more than just the services. It is an experience, she said. It is a place to surrender and let it go. For more information and for reservations, call 233-7061. Watson MacRae Gallery will celebrate the holidays with a new exhibit, Sacred Season; Sacred Art. The five artists in Decembers exhibit express their views, beliefs and feelings about this concept in varied and unique ways. Marlene Rose from Clearwater, a nationally recognized glass artist creates poured glass sculptures inspired by the Buddha. Her colorful variations on the traditional Buddha image are contemporary and contemplative. Native South Carolinian Heidi Darr-Hope travels internationally conducting workshops on healing art. Her artwork of reliquaries, pathway icons and ordinary oracles is a composite of body, mind and soul. Sanibel resident Lynda McHughs 20-year work with Womens Circles may have been the genesis of her diverse and beautiful Spirit Dolls. Emerging artist Cassie Ryalls from Asheville, North Carolina, is concerned about relationships at a deep level. Her iconic ceramic sculptures called Souls, set in provocative vignettes, are powerful and moving. While ceramist Sheena Cameron from New Mexico, inspired by goddesses from around the ancient world, takes her popular Messenger Horses to a new level of creativity and insight. The exhibit opened on Tuesday, December 13 and will continue until January 10. The gallery is at 2340 Periwinkle Way in The Village Shops on Sanibel. In more gallery news, Tower Gallery will present guest artist Jan Ellen Atkielski. at a reception on Friday, January 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Atkielski is a contemporary realist who often works directly from nature, emphasizing the effect of color and natural light in her work. She has judged national exhibits, is also a published author and lecturer, and has been featured in print and on television. Tower Gallery is an artists cooperative showcasing the work of 22 artists. Its located at 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. OMISSION Several lines were omitted from an article last week about Botox and Juvederm treatments offered by Dr. Lyle Hotchkiss of Island Dental. Here is the missing information: A good smile is more than just pretty, white teeth. Anything that I can do to make the entire face more attractive, and to encourage more smiles, complements my dentistry, he added. To decide whether these enhancements are for you, set up a free consultation with Dr. Hotchkiss to discuss what you want to accomplish. His office is at 1648 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1211.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSTraditions on the Beach has live music Thursday through Saturday, featuring Joe McCormick, Marvilla Marzan and Barbara Smith. There are periodic jazz nights on Wednesdays. The restaurant is at 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, phone 472-4559. The Stone Crab, A Shrimp & Seafood House, 2761 West Gulf Drive Sanibel, has live entertainment from 8 to 11 p.m. with Danny Morgan and Friends Wednesdays and Fridays, Buckeye Ken on Saturdays and a mystery guest musician on Thursdays. Phone 472-0305. Traders 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, Sanibel, 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, 15951 Captiva Drive, 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. Phone 472-5161. Gene Federico plays at Courtneys on Sanibel on Thursdays and Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. and on Sundays at the tikicontinued on page 24B Around The IslandsCountdown To Christmas: Shop Locally; S Spa Opens On Sanibel Troll beads at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts Beaded sea star necklace by Nancy Goes for sale at BIG ARTS Bike Wheel Wreath with Starfish and Fan Coral by Deborah Butler Fused glass and beaded star ornament by Toni Ory Healing Way by Jan Ellen Atkielski at Tower Gallery Messenger Horse at Watson McRae Gallery Karen Petrovich, front, founder of Sjal, and Sherri Kropp, owner of the newly-opened Spa In Baileys Shopping Center


472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Sanibel Arms West 2 bedroom w/new washer/dryer $399.9K 2242 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Square #3 Susan Andrews Realtor Broker/Owner David Anderson Closing Coordinator Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate Beach-front 2 bedroom w/ excellent income $699K Penthouse 2 bedroom w/den, wide views of beach $999K Private corner 2 bedroom w/ glass-enclosed balcony $599K Remodeled walk-out faces pool/beach $699K & income Top-floor 2 bedroom w/den plus new decor $474K Best income-producing club suite at Sundial Resort $399K End-unit 2 bedroom 2 bath at Seashells of Sanibel $274K 2 bedrooms, 2 porches, & washer/dryer $369K Roomy 2 bedroom with vaulted ceilings $299K East-end nightly rental at The Colony $149K 1/2+acre Sanibel Bayous near-beach lot $449K Canal-front lot in Shell Harbor, beach access too $930K East-end residential lot near beach & bike paths $299K Build in The Dunes on Sand Castle Rd $299K Sanibel River Estates lot w/ gulf beach access $199K ~1/3 acre Island Woods lot w/amenities $249K 1/3+acre Sanibel Highlands cul-de-sac lot $149K Mariner Pointe 3 bedroom overlooking bayside pool $499K Beach cottage w/access to this beach $549K 7B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 20118B More Chamber Day In ParadiseThis second article in our regular series in the Island Sun about life on the islands from a business and tourism perspective will highlight the attractions of Sanibel and Captiva at this time of year. Remember, snow has already fallen in large parts of the Midwest, that the temperature in the North has dropped to zero, and that they are pulling out the fur boots in Boston. However, on our part of the Gulf Coast, the water temperature is still a comfortable 75 degrees. Sweaters are still almost out of the question, as daytime temperatures are expected to exceed 82 degrees for the foreseeable future and this will be accompanied by sunshine unbroken for most of the day. What a great time to be here! Thats the message that we are sending to our friends, relatives and potential guests north of the Mason-Dixon line. South of the line in Florida, we are using our Chamber bus to encourage staycation visits. You may have seen our bus (see picture above): it is regularly in Fort Myers and traveling up and down US 41. Sponsored by Reef Safe, an Ormond Beach-based manufacturer of non-toxic sunscreen products, as well as other significant Chamber members, the bus will travel more than 60,000 miles in 2012 exclusively in the state of Florida. It will be seen by over 1,000,000 Floridians and visitors as it parks near some of the most popular activities in our state such as Bass Pro Shops, Shrimp Festivals, NASCAR and major sports occasions. At these locations, it distributes promotional materials and product samples, answers questions about the islands and excites tourist interest in the beauty and serenity that we have to offer. If you see our Chamber Tour Bus about town or around the state, please stop by to say hello! Our Chamber Tour Bus, coming to an event near you Hidden TreasuresTrue Or False: Jewelry Myths Revealedby Dan Schuyler and Karen BellJewelry and gemstones have long been traded and given to others as things of value. Along with their travels, many gems and precious metals have gathered some mystique and lore. This article will put many of those myths to rest. Myth: Diamond jewelry is indestructible because diamonds are the hardest substance in existence. Although diamonds are the hardest mineral and can be scratched only by other diamonds, they can still be chipped if not treated properly. When paired with delicate features like links, settings and clasps, damage can occur. Myth: You can tell if a piece of gold jewelry is real by biting it. Pure gold is soft enough for your teeth to leave a mark, but most jewelry sold is not pure gold, and is also easily damaged for the same reason. Eighteen karat gold, the kind used in most jewelry, is hard enough to withstand more pressure. Myth: Yellow diamonds are more valuable than colorless diamonds. A diamond with a color score of K or lower may be visibly tinted yellow, but such a diamond would have a significantly lower value than a colorless diamond. Fancy colored diamonds is the industry term for yellow and other colored diamonds that have a bright, aesthetically-pleasing tint and a high level of brilliance. Some fancy colored diamonds are more valuable than their colorless counterparts. Myth: Sapphires are blue gemstones. A sapphire can be blue, but it can also be any other color. Yellow, orange and green sapphires exist and are regularly purchased loose or set into jewelry. Rubies are actually just red sapphires, as both terms refer to the same mineral compound, also called corundum. Myth: Gold is found in three colors: yellow, white and rose. Pure yellow gold is too soft for use in jewelry, so it is often mixed with other metals, forming an alloy, before it is made into jewelry. To make the gold appear white or rose-colored, specific combinations of metals such as iron, silver, copper and aluminum are used to tint the gold alloy. Myth: Pearls can be dissolved in vinegar. Many people know the legend in which Cleopatra dissolved a valuable pearl ring in vinegar and then drank it to show off her wealth to Marc Antony. Pearls, which are made of calcium carcontinued on page 14B Give The Gift Of EntertainmentLooking for unique gifts for family and friends this holiday season? Look no further than BIG ARTS, where you can find one-of-a-kind designed holiday ornaments and umbrellas, as well as tickets to concerts and theater shows. Tickets to see upcoming Herb Strauss Theater productions and performances at BIG ARTS Schein Hall are available in the box offices as well as online. BIG ARTS is currently hosting the Merry, Artsy Holiday Exhibit & Sale in Founders Gallery. All submitted entries, which include ornaments, wreaths and festive decorations, are available for purchase. Prices range between $7 and $200. Each entry is certain to make an excellent idea for a gift to give someone special this holiday season. Colorful BIG ARTS umbrellas, each with a handpainted design created by members of the visual arts committee, are available in both BIG ARTS Center and BIG ARTS on Periwinkle gift shops. These make a useful and fun accessory for a rainy day. The umbrellas are available in both compact and large size. The family-friendly musical Winter Wonderettes will run December 15 to 31 at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2200 Periwinkle Way. LA Weekly calls Winter Wonderettes, The perfect Christmas revue ... the musical numbers crackle with energy and joy. BIG ARTS gifts shops and box office are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a 10 percent discount to BIG ARTS members for items in the gift shop. Items are available at the main BIG ARTS location in Founders Gallery, located at 900 Dunlop Road, and at BIG ARTS on Periwinkle, located at 2244 Periwinkle Way. For further information about exhibits, upcoming events at BIG ARTS or to become a member, call the main BIG ARTS center at 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Fused glass and beaded star ornament by Toni Ory Beaded sea star necklace by Nancy Goes BIG ARTS hand-painted umbrella Bike Wheel Wreath with Starfish and Fan Coral by Deborah Butler


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201110B Sanibel Resident Calls Its Quits After 6th IronmanOver the past several months, you may have seen Sanibel resident Christine Donovan working out at the Sanibel Rec Center, riding her bike or running along the island paths. What you may not know is that she was training for her 6th Ironman Triathlon, in Cozumel, Mexico, on November 27. The Ironman, best known for the world championship race in Kona, Hawaii, consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. It is also known by many as the toughest one-day endurance event on the planet. Donovan began her triathlon career after watching the Sydney Olympics back in 2000. She was 50 pounds overweight at the time, watching the womens triathlon with her infant son Cameron, who is now a 7th grader at The Sanibel School. She was inspired by the winner of the gold medal, who had had a baby 10 months prior to the event. She decided to try a short triathlon the next spring, and even though she panicked during the swim, had a very slow ride on her mountain bike, and struggled through sand during the run, finishing near the back of the pack, she was hooked. Over the next several years Donovan tackled more triathlon and running events, and finally moved up to do her first Ironman distance race in Tempe, Arizona in April 2007. She then took on the challenges of Ironman races in Lake Placid, New York, Madison, Wisconsin and Panama City Beach, Florida. She had grand plans for 2010 but fell victim to some injuries, so she used this time to work on overall body strength and speed. She travelled to Cozumel in 2010 to support her boyfriend Eric Staubs in his first Ironman, and was hooked by the islands natural beauty and wonderful inhabitants, and decided to do the race herself. In August 2011, she competed in Ironman Canada in the mountainous region of British Columbia; she was able to reach speeds of 40 mph-pllus on her bicycle on some of the descents. She then followed up with her sixth and final Ironman event in Cozumel, Mexico. The swim in the protected waters on the west side of the island provided the 2,300 participants with 200-foot visibility in the crystal clear waters. The 112-mile bike ride was comprised of three loops around the island, challenging cyclists with a blazing hot sun and over 20 mph headwinds and crosswinds when riding the long stretches along the Caribbean Sea. The 26.2-mile run could have been a scorcher but the runners were mercifully whacked with a torrential downpour that cooled the temperatures but left large puddles which led to blisters. But throughout the whole race, even during the rainstorm, the local islanders stayed out in force to cheer on the triathletes. Children chanting si se puede (you can do it), drums playing, people shouting encouragement, hundreds of hands reaching out for high-fives, and all the smiling and excited faces made the athletes feel like rock stars. Donovan finished this race in 13 hours 28 minutes, just in the top half of the field of over 2,300 athletes, not bad for a 43-year-old mom in a race that is comprised of approximately 75 percent men, most younger than her. It will be her last Ironman. I have been on a 10-year journey with Ironman, starting with my first sprint triathlon to my 6th full Ironman race. My life has changed so much for the better in between. I felt very emotional during the race knowing that this part of my life is coming to an end. But I am definitely not sad. This race in Cozumel meant a lot to me, so it seems that it is the perfect last race. On to new adventures. The little island of Cozumel, off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, is the most hospitable island that Donovan has ever visited. Spending time with the friendly and welcoming local population gives you a better understanding of what is important in life. They dont have a lot, but in their smiles you can see that they have everything. We loved it so much that we will be back many times. She and are both finished with Ironman distance, for now, unless one of his or her children decides they want to try one at some point in the future. However they are not finished with triathlon. Staubs has already proven himself to be very fast at shorter course racing; he took second place in his age group at the Galloway Captiva Triathlon when he had the flu, and then third place overall at the Marco Island Triathlon a few weeks later. Donovans son Aidan, a second grader at The Sanibel School, will be doing his first mini-triathlon in Naples in January, and mom is doing it with him. She is already on a relay team for St Anthonys Triathlon in St Petersburg in Aprilas the cyclist on the team, as that is her strength. She and Staubs are also considering putting together a Sanibel triathlon club. The Galloway Captiva Triathlon seemed to stimulate a lot of interest on the island in triathlons. A club here would make it easy for people to train together, share information, and find folks to travel to races with, she believes. Beginners would be more than welcome. If you are interested, email her at cmd68@earthlink.net. 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Reiss trains at home with Lorrie Curry of TriFit PT once or twice a week. Dale Anne Reiss wearing her medals


11B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011The 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. Mike McMurray & Trevor Nette. Thats Us and with over 325 million in sales since 2007, its a record we are proud of and we would like you to know about. Because when the time comes for you to buy or sell real estate in todays challenging market place, you really should have the advantage of working with real estate professionals who have a proven track record of outstanding performance thats second to none. If Youre Thinking About Buying or Selling Real Estate, Call McMurray & Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate Today! Mike McMurra y & Trevor Nette. Thats Us and with over 325 million in sales since 2007, its a record we are p roud o f and weMEET SOUTHWEST FLORIDAS #1 REAL ESTATE TEAM 2 3 9 8 5 0 7 8 8 8 ( Mikes Cell ) Mike @ McMurra ya ndNette.co m 2 3 9 2 8 1.44 3 5 ( T r evors Cell ) T revor @ McMurra y andNette.co m VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non ResidentsGet Your Sanibel School Christmas Ornament Register For Youth Holiday CampTravel around the world this holiday break as the Sanibel Recreation Center takes you on a themed tour of nations around the globe. Highlights include various crafts, games and diverse snacks from different countries. Holiday Camp will be held Thursday, December 22 through Wednesday, January 4 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Enrollment is available for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Dont forget to pack a swimsuit and towel. Each child will need to bring their own lunch for the day. For more information contact the Recreation Department at 472-0345. 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. New Years Eve Theme; Kiss 2011 Good-Bye At The Rec Center Barry Roth, chairman; Richard Johnson, captain of Cold Foods; Mike Miller, co-captain of Bingo; Don Van Alstyne, captain of parking vehicles; Dick Muench, captain of hot foods; and Mary Miller, co-captain of Bingo. Absent from photograph is Annie SkaugstadNachtsheim, captain of desserts and beverages; and Alex Werner and Karen Storjohann, co-captains of 50/50 raffle ticketsTeen Scene Candy Land Holiday Social Join us on Friday, December 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. for the Teen Scene Candy Land Holiday Social. The Sanibel Recreation Centers Teen Room will host this fun filled night complete with movies, music, pizza and even a special create your own dessert project that is sure to be a tasty treat. Non-members will require a day pass for entry. There is no charge for Recreation Center members. For more information on this teen event, contact the Recreation Department. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly and annual memberships are available. For more information call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 4720345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201112B 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 FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 Dunes Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, December 8, format: two pin four person scramble 1st Sandra Jones 36 Robin Cohen Jodi Cort Carol Larson Valerie Hotchkiss 1st Ann Levinsohn 36 Roberta Rohl Lesley Simmons Sue Altum 2nd Nancy Hopkins 39 Mary Coddens Maureen OBrien Joann McKelvey Congratulations to all the winners. Beachview Suckers Stuck In Bucketsubmitted by Jack TukeyThe week began with a nice get together on Tuesday with the Beachview Ladies Golf Group at a cocktail party at the Bistro at Beachview. It was a very festive occasion attended by 80 men and women golfers and spouses. On Saturday, December 10, after the usual introduction and lawyers joke by President Jay Allen, the Mens Group played a unique game called Sucker in the Bucket. Its fun because you actually get to play real golf, only the scoring is different to determine winners. In this game each player in the foursome hits only his own ball and his gross and net score is recorded. On the first hole, the lowest net score is the team score. On the second hole only the best score of the remaining three players can be recorded as the team score. Then it is down to the best of two players for the team score and finally there is only one player left on the fourth hole and he becomes the Sucker in the Bucket and his net score must be used. Then the game starts over on the fourth hole and so on for 18 holes. It takes a combination of strategy and luck to get a good team score (mostly luck). The foursome of Helmut Peters, Jay Allen, Al Krause and Bob Richlin were the winners with a net score of 56, thanks in part to Bobs career best gross score of 82. There was a tie for second and third and a scorecard playoff determined that Craig Albert, Jeff Burns, Dave Bugby and Rene Lohser came in second with a net birdie on 18 being the determining factor. The threesome of Fred Zimmer, Dave Smith and Jack Tukey took third place. We would explain how the scoring works when there are only three playing but space does not permit. The Dunes Womens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club womens golfers played a low gross, low net tournament on Friday, December 9. Results: Flight #1 (HCP Range 17.1-22.8) 1st Gross Daphne Hellmuth 85 1st Net Sharon Hannon 73 Anne Kuhnle Flight #2 (HCP Range 24.9-25.8) 1st Gross Claudia Finzen 91 1st Net Mike Dutton 65 Flight #3 (HCP Range 26.8-31.9) 1st Gross Maureen Rains 91 1st Net Jana Stone 65 Flight #4 (HCP Range 33.7-38.4) 1st Gross Ann Levinsohn 103 1st Net Lil Gailius 74 Chip-ins: #4 Rosemary Ryan #4 Ann Levinsohn. Anne Kuhnle Mike Dutton Daphne Hellmuth Jana Stone Lil Gailius Claudia Finzen Maureen Rains Sharon Hannon Ann Levinsohn Rosemary Ryan Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, December 7, format: beat the pros. Pros Shot 72 Rocky Cantalupo 66 Al Lane 65 Jim Bradford 66 Jim Burkholder 61 Howard Dwyer 63 Andy Mckelvey 65 Norbert Kunz 69 Bob Lindman 69 Dave Jones 66 Wilf Mannion 67 Joe Raboy 60 Dick Hopkins 64 Peter Cline 64 Joe Miller 68 Ron Leavitt 64 Ray Galligan 68 Dan Alton 69 Roy Brodersen 68 Terry Finzen 69 Mike Hnatow 59 Bill Hotchkiss 65 Gordon Rains 71 Congratulations to all the winners. Also, congratulations to Joe Raboy and Mike Hnatow for incredible performances. Raboy shot his career low round of 79 on the way to a net 60. Hnatow shot 85 with a 26 Handicap on his way to 59. Next weeks game will be four-man 1, 2, 3 best balls with tee times starting at 8 a.m. Remember to sign up by Monday at noon. Gulf Coast Mens Interclub Resultsby Matt OakleyThe Dunes team placed sixth at The Legends on Monday, December 5. For the year we are holding in fifth place, however, we get to host the next match here at The Dunes on Tuesday, January 17 and we have always done well when we get those boys from over the bridge to our place. The signup sheet for January 17 is now on the mens board and there will be 11 spots available. If more than 11 sign up, we will have a qualifier in the regular DMGA game on Wednesday, January 11. Match #3 Legends12/5/2011Gateway 16 Olde Hickory 24 Gulf Harbour 11 Magnolia 13 The Dunes 10 Legends 33 Kelly Greens 7 Verandah 6 Match #4, The Dunes, January 17 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


13B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011PGA TipsFairway Bunker Shotsby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalFairway bunker shots can really be difficult if you do not have the proper set-up. Once you are set-up correctly it is actually quite an easy shot, no different than from the fairway. The key is hitting the golf ball first, then the sand. Here are a few tips to get you hitting your fairway bunker shots onto the green and next to the pin in no time: 1. Set-up. a. As you enter the bunker, take notice of what the sand feels like beneath your feet. Is it soft or firm? In either case we want to dig our feet in only a little bit, just enough to get firm footing, do not dig like you are trying to reach China. If you dig yourself too low into the sand you are more likely to hit the sand first, then the ball and lose dramatic distance on the shot. b. Choke down on the club an equal amount that your feet dug into the sand (dig down and inch, choke down an inch). This allows you to hit the ball first, then the sand. If the club is too long you will hit the sand first because the club wants to bottom out too low. c. Since you are choking down on the club, take one more club than the distance of the shot normally requires (if it is 8-iron distance then hit a 7-iron). d. Place the ball a little further back in your stance than normal, this allows you to strike the ball first, then the sand. 2. The Strike. a. Concentrate on keeping the head and lower body completely still during the swing. This creates solid contact (easier to hit a still target than a moving target). This swing should feel like it is all shoulders, arms and wrists. The less moving parts, the less margin of error. b. Focus your eyes in front of the golf ball. If you look behind the golf ball you will probably strike it there and get sand first. c. Strike the golf ball, then the sand. 3. The Finish. a. After the strike, follow through to a full, balanced finish. 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15B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011Thanks To Double Blunders By Chicagos Marion Barber, Tebow Marches Denver To Sixth Straight Winby Ed FrankThe history books chronicle the greatest blunders and the greatest collapses in sports. Who will ever forget the slow ground ball that rolled through the legs of Bostons Bill Buckner in the ninth inning of Game Six in the 1986 World Series that led to the Red Sox defeat by the New York Mets? Or what about that awful, painful scene in the 1999 British Open when Jean Van de Velde needed only a double-bogey six on the 18th hole at Carnoustie to win the championship. The Frenchman hit one shot off the bleachers, dumped another into the water and then found a bunker to card a miserable triple-bogey seven. The disaster put him into a three-man playoff that he lost. More recently, fans young and old moaned in agony when golfing legend Tom Watson needed only a par on the 72nd hole at Turnberry in 2009 to capture his sixth British Open and become the oldest ever to win golfs prestigious prize. After a beautiful tee shot, his second caromed over the green and he finished with a bogey five. In an anti-climax playoff, he lost to Stewart Cink. Strange as it may seem, the uncanny, come-from-behind antics of Denver quarterback Tim Tebow, the former Florida great, who has led the Broncos to six straight wins and seven in eight games including three in overtime since taking over the QB job, can, in some ways, be attributed to mindless errors by his opponents, at least last Sunday. We might even be able to add the double-pronged gaffes of Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber to the all-time list of major blunders. Here was the scene: With little more than four minutes remaining and the Bears leading 10-0, Denver faced the possibility of its first home shutout loss in team history. But the ex-Gator directed the Broncos to a touchdown, narrowing the score to 10-7. Chicago recovered the on-sides kickoff and needed only to run out the clock to preserve the victory. As the seconds ticked down, Barber foolishly ran out of bounds to stop the clock, forcing a Bears punt. That gave Tebow enough time to work down the field allowing Matt Prater to boom a 59-yard field goal to tie the score with three seconds remaining, forcing overtime. Chicago won the toss and began the overtime marching into Denver territory within the field goal range of Robbie Gould. But blunder number two by Barber occurred when he fumbled away the ball. Thats all that Tebow needed. A few quick completed passes, a game-ending 51-yard field goal by Prater, and Denver had the win. Just as Red Sox fans will never forget Buckners World Series error; Bear fans will never forget Barbers two disastrous blunders. And Tebow will forever thank Barber for those miscues. Jake Mauer Returns for Third Year as Miracle Manager The Minnesota Twins announced this week that Jake Mauer, the older brother of Twins catcher Joe Mauer, will return as manager of the Fort Myers Miracle in 2012. It will mark his third year at the helm of the strong A farm team. Mauer previously managed the Twins rookie level Gulf Coast League Twins. Steve Mintz will begin his fourth season as pitching coach for the Miracle. Everblades Drop Two of Three to Elmira, but Just One Point out of First Place Just one point separates the four teams in the South Division of ECHL. Despite losing two of three games last week to the Elmira Jackals, the Florida Everblades began the week just one point out of first place. With a 12-11-1-1 season record, the Everblades are on the road this week facing Gwinnett twice and Greenville once. Florida returns to home ice next week hosting Trenton Thursday and Friday nights at Germain Arena. Both games have 7:30 p.m. starts. Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueBunts Retains One Game Lead The leagues two top teams, Bunts Ball Busters and Bathroom Magic, both easily dispatched their opponents and posted 15-1 wins. Bunts remains one game out in front with a match against Bathroom Magic scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, December 26, at George & Wendys Corner Grill. Rich Ennis, Kip Johnson and Bob Buntrock won four straight for Bunts Ball Busters. Dennis Bender, Jack Dalton and John Gonzalez did the same for the Magic team. Several teams had to scratch for players due to holiday season travel plans by some of their players. This provides an opportunity for any island pool players to play in the league for the next four weeks. Call League Organizer Bob Buntrock at 274-7881 and hell find you a team to play on as a substitute. Jack Dalton was inadvertently omitted from last weeks list of the leagues top percentage shooters through the first third of the season. Many of his teammates called to rectify the error. Daltons average is 68 percent, putting him at seventh place on the top shooter list. Proves that spending $1,000 on Pool School is a wise investment. Ask and maybe hell share his knowledge. Buntrock Wins Two Medals In Florida Senior Games State ChampionshipsBob Buntrock, organizer of the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League, won two medals in the Florida Senior Games State Championships hosted this year from December 3 through 11 by Polk County and the Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing Bureau. Buntrock won a gold medal and a silver medal in the Billiards category. His first place honors came in 8-Ball Doubles. He won his silver medal in 9-Ball and also placed fourth in 8-Ball. Buntrock competed in the 80-84 age bracket. More than 500 athletes age 50 and older participated in the games. Contestants competed in Archery, Badminton, Basketball (three-on-three), Basketball Shooting, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Pickleball, Powerlifting, Racquetball, Road Race & 5K Roadwalk, Shuffleboard, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, 1,500 Racewalk and Volleyball. The state-wide event is sponsored by the Florida Sports Foundation and the Florida Charitable Sports Foundation headquartered in Tallahassee. Next years state championships are again scheduled for Polk County, with most of the events being staged in Lakeland between Tampa and Orlando. For more information on Floridas Senior Games competition, call toll free at 1-866354-2637 or e-mail games@flasports.com. Their website is www.flasports.com. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201116B Holiday season is tough enough for most families and even more difficult for those in second marriages. Who is visiting where on Thanksgiving and does that mean that theyre spending Christmas with the other side? Then comes the actual holiday complete with out-of-town relatives. Everyone really wants to get along and try his or her best not to do something that upsets the step-mother/father/son/ daughter. All of those emotions become exponentially trickier when you consider estate planning in these second marriage situations. Depending upon the type of assets that make up the estate plan, the situation can go from difficult to downright mind numbing. Take IRA assets, for example. IRAs present a uniquely challenging problem that requires much more thought than what usually goes into completing the brokerage firms IRA beneficiary designation. Recall that when money is contributed to an IRA you get an income tax deduction. The IRA grows tax-deferred until amounts are withdrawn. Each withdrawal results in the recognition of taxable income. This goes on for the rest of your life. When you die, your IRA account names a primary beneficiary and it may also name contingent, otherwise known as alternate beneficiaries. Many people dont realize how the IRA account may not end up with the loved ones in the manner that you originally intended. Consider the example where Jim names his second wife, Alice, as the primary beneficiary of his $700,000 IRA account with Jims children, Tom and Tina; as the alternate beneficiaries. Alice is not the mother of Tom and Tina; instead she has her own son, Frank. When Jim dies and is survived by Alice, who is named as the primary beneficiary to the IRA account, she can roll over the IRA into her own IRA account. At that time, Alice is free to name anyone she chooses as the beneficiary of the account. Alice can name her son, Frank, as the beneficiary if she wants, which would effectively disinherit Tom and Tina. It doesnt matter that Tom and Tina were the contingent beneficiaries to the original IRA account. Nor does it matter that Jims revocable trust creates a marital trust for Alice with the remainder to Tom and Tina at Alices death. Thats because the IRA isnt governed by Jims will or revocable trust. The IRA has a beneficiary designation that governs how the IRA is devised. Suppose that Jim, realizing this fact, decides to name his revocable trust as the beneficiary of his IRA. Jims intent is to flow the IRA through his trust that benefits Alice for the rest of her life and then distributes the remainder to Jims children, Tom and Tina. Jim doesnt necessarily want Frank to benefit from his IRA one day. He wants Alice to receive enough income to live off of, but then wants the balance to go to his children. The problem here is that by naming Jims revocable trust as the beneficiary to his IRA, there could be adverse income tax consequences, and Alice may not have enough income to live off of. The IRS imposes complicated rules when a trust is named as the beneficiary of an IRA and many revocable trusts wont qualify to defer the income tax treatment of the account during the surviving spouses (Alices) lifetime. In order to stretch the tax deferred treatment over Alices lifetime, the trust must qualify Alice under some very strict regulations known as the identifiable beneficiary rules. Failure to do so results in disastrous income tax consequences, triggering all of the income that hasnt been taxed yet. In this case, Jims entire $700,000 IRA could be taxed as ordinary income to his trust in the year following his death, resulting in the loss of 35 to 40 percent of its value to taxes. Further, the balance (lets calculate that to approximate $420,000) may yield something less than 4 percent under current interest rates, generating a measly $16,000 of annual income for Alice. Assuming that Jims trust does actually qualify Alice as an identifiable beneficiary under the complicated IRS rules, that doesnt necessarily solve the problem. Because Alice is the eldest of Jims trusts three beneficiaries (Alice, Tom and Tina), the minimum required distributions are calculated under Alices age on the IRS tables. Consequently, if Alice should live a long life, its possible that the entire IRA will be distributed to Alice over the course of the rest of her life. So even if Jim was successful in creating a trust to benefit Alice for her lifetime (and that trust successfully complies with the identifiable beneficiary rules) because the required minimum distributions are based on Alices age, Tom and Tina may not inherit much, if any, from the account. There are several possible solutions to this dilemma. One is to create a special type of trust that will qualify Alice as an identifiable beneficiary where Alices trust share is designed to withdraw amounts necessary to maintain her standard of living.continued on page 17B 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. CATS & DOGS Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Bonita Bay Bonita Beach1996 2,444 779,000739,000 328 Siesta IslesFort Myers Beach1985 3,150 585,000520,000 182 Paseo Fort Myers2010 2,585 539,990497,640 131 New DevelopmentEstero1979 3,100 399,900399,900 161 North River Oaks Alva 1991 2,039 387,000387,000 62 Heritage PalmsFort Myers2002 2,686 399,900385,000 46 Spanish WellsBonita Springs2005 2,087 395,000380,000 157 Rose Garden Cape Coral1991 2,418 379,000368,000 5 Pelican Sound Estero2000 1,767 349,900340,000 75 Pelican Sound Estero2000 1,767 349,900340,000 86Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Will PowerIRAs And The Second Marriage Dilemmaby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201117B Architecture & Installation(Over $6,000 3 Months Free Maintenance) Maintenance Tree Trimming Ponds & Waterfalls Debris Removal Interior Landscaping Expertise in Estate PropertiesQuality Guided, Relationship Driven(239) 777-4212www.WolverineLandscaping.com WolverineLandscaping@yahoo.com School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 6-year-old son has autism. We have been trying everything to help him. Some things work and some dont. I have heard that iPads can help children with autism. What do you know about this? Elisa F., Fort Myers Beach, Florida Elisa, It is very difficult to find reliable methods to help children with autism. Many of the reported strategies that are supposed to work with children who have autism do not or may just not work for your child. Im sure that many of your interventions you chose to implement for your son will need a trial-and-error approach to find out if they are beneficial for him. I, too, have heard that there has been substantial success using the iPad with children who have disabilities. In fact there was a recent 60 Minutes TV program that praised the benefits of the iPad for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other disabilities. In an interview of Dr. Howard Shane, Director of the Center for Communication Enhancement at Childrens Hospital Boston, he said, the iPad is absolutely part of our clinical practice here. The screen size gives us enough real estate to be able to create materials and applications that are meaningful. While it is not curing autism it is offering a tool that improves the potential of a person with autism and gives them an opportunity to become a better communicator, better understanders and better learners. He said, The iPad is clearly the next step, a game changer. This is certainly a very strong endorsement from an expert in this field, although there is no formal research to date on the benefits of the iPad for those with ASD. Many of the new iPad applications (apps) focus on helping children learn how to handle social situations, and helping to develop fine-motor skills, which increase skills for writing or manipulating small objects. According to a recent article in The New York Times, several good websites have already been created to review special-needs apps. Most of these sites are not driven by advertising nor do they receive referral fees for recommending apps. They are listed below. iPad Apps for Autism Technology in (Spl) Education, which includes a list of free and discounted apps Speech-Language Pathology Sharing, for language development SNapps4kids.com. This site is a program of Easter Seals, lists more than 700 apps, but includes about 60 that have been professionally reviewed. The reviews are all done by a special education teacher or certified therapist. The reviews and categories are organized based on skills learned rather than what disability or diagnosis is targeted. a4cwsn.com, Apps for Children With Special Needs, features 500 video reviews done by Gary James of Oxford, Conn., who has a son with autism and a daughter with epilepsy. iAutism.info. This database contains over 400 apps for iPad/iPhone and nearly 70 for Android. You should be able to find at least a few apps through these various links that will help you decide whether an iPad is a tool from which your child would benefit. Talking with his teachers and therapists may also provide you with some direction as well. 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 smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. From 16BWillpowerAt the same time, that special trust may create separate trust shares for Tom and Tina. Here, the IRA may be shared by all of the beneficiaries during Alices lifetime, by splitting it into separate accounts. If there is any remaining amount in Alices share at her death, that share can be directed back to Tom and Tina. Another is to name all three beneficiaries as primary beneficiaries for a fixed percentage of the IRA, and allow them to all go their separate ways. Alice is free to name her own beneficiary of her own share. While Tom and Tina may not ever inherit the portion that designated Alice as the primary beneficiary, this unties the beneficiaries from one another. There are many variations on these strategies. What I want to leave you with here is the importance of thinking through whats most important to you and to your family to maintain family harmony while achieving your estate planning goals. Enjoy the eggnog. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Childrens Charities Pledges $1 Million To FGCU Southwest Florida Childrens Charities is donating $1 million to Florida Gulf Coast University to create an endowment supporting the Southwest Florida Childrens Charities Music Therapy Program within FGCUs Bower School of Music. This generous gift will help make our long-planned music therapy program a reality, said FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw. There is a great need in Southwest Florida for music therapy for children as well as adults and Im pleased that FGCU can finally begin educating generations of music therapists. Southwest Florida Childrens Charities provides funding to local charities serving children. Its signature annual fundraising event, The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, has distributed nearly $3.5 million to local organizations since its inception. This is the second gift to Florida Gulf Coast University. The first provided scholarships for pre-medical students pursuing degrees in pediatrics. The 2012 Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest events are scheduled for February 24 and 25. We are delighted to partner with the University to make the Music Therapy Program a reality. The graduates of the program will make a difference in the lives of children and families in Southwest Florida, said Dr. Steve Machiz, Founding Chairman of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. According to Dr. Donna Price Henry, FGCU Dean of Arts & Sciences, Music Therapy is defined as the use of music in the treatment of individuals who have problems of a mental, physical and/or emotional nature. This is an exploding field which shows great promise in treating the increasing numbers of children identified as autistic, as well as those with numerous other disorders which severely limit their development. We believe that with the Bower School of Music and its concentration on music education and performance and the College of Educations strength in special education for children, adding a degree in Music Therapy will be an asset to the University and will enable its graduates to make a significant difference in the lives of many Southwest Florida children. It is anticipated that the Southwest Florida Childrens Charities Music Therapy Program will be open to the first majors in August 2014. For more information, contact Linda Lehtomaa, senior director of Advancement, at 239-590-1071. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201118B 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 472-2853Tile samples to your door!Tile, Marble, Stone, with remodels & repairs A Specialty! SANIBEL CREATIVE TILE CO.Lic. & Ins.Celebrating our 30th year on Sanibel & Captiva Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Helping Build A Bridge To Financial Freedom Securities o ered through Securities America, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC Rick Zurbriggen, Registered Representative. Advisory services o ered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Rick Zurbriggen, Investment Advisor Representative. Zurbriggen Financial and the Securities America companies are not a liated. Superior InteriorsPrinciples Of Design: Balanceby Jeanie TinchBalance is probably the most easily understood design principle. In decorating, it simply means a state of equality or equilibrium between two elements or two parts of a design composition. There are two kinds of balance: formal or symmetrical balance; and informal or asymmetrical balance. Formal balance is achieved when the two halves of a composition or design are exactly the same. Identical end tables flanking a sofa; a fireplace with matching bookshelves on either side; a pair of candlesticks placed the same distance from a central bowl of flowers all represent formal balance. This kind of evenly matched balance tends to creative a sense of order and stability evenness if you will. Its fairly easy to create, but you need to remember that formal balance has a tendency to make a room seem static and stiffly conventional, especially if its overdone. Informal balance is achieved when two halves of a composition balance each other even though they are not identical. Size or physical weight is not the only factors involved in this kind of balance, which can only be appraised by the eye. Bright colors seem to advance weight more than pale, softer colors or neutrals, which seem to recede. Irregular shapes which engage the eye longer than regular ones seem more important, and therefore also weigh more in terms of balance. Interested in creating informal balance in your room? I suggest you think about a see-saw. Equal weights balance each other when they are equal distance from the center. If one weight is heavier than the other, it must be moved closer to the center to balance the lighter one. This is also an excellent way to arrange objects on top of a table, chest or fireplace mantle. The heavier, larger, or more brightly colored object should be placed closer to the center than a companion which is lighter, smaller or less noticeable. Ignoring this rule makes one side of your design composition seem too top-heavy. The same see-saw theory can also be applied to decorating foyers and halls. You need to treat the door or opening as part of your overall composition and balance it by placing a light-looking grouping a greater distance from the center of the wall. Strangely enough, an opening or archway has more weight than a plain wall and just as much as a door, so it should be treated the same way or carefully balanced. Today, the trend is definitely toward informal balance. Why? Because it works extremely well with designs ever-popularcontinued on page 19B Air Conditioning Condensate Is Good For Gardeningby Bryan HayesI love when you can take something that is usually wasted and turn into something beneficial. We have all heard of rain barrels. The problem with these is that during the summer, it doesnt rain every day. No rain, no rain in the barrel. But we do run our a/c everyday during the hotter months. And when we do, we can collect up to 20 gallons of water in a day. There are people out there who have come up with some pretty creative ways to collect the water that drains from their air conditioning units. Each time you run your air conditioner, it pulls moisture from your home and takes it outside through a condensation pipe. Now think about the potential of collecting water this way during all the months that we use our air conditioning systems, and boy do we run those things a lot. When we are faced with dry spells and watering restrictions, this a great way to get an additional source of water and save some money to boot. Some people even install pumps and piping that goes from their collection area to a homemade drip irrigation system and successfully water their plants. If you decide to try this out, just make sure that whatever system you put together will continue to allow the water to drain from the pipe outside. Please do not pipe it directly to the condensate line. If you do, you run the risk of it backing it up into the air conditioner system and then your house. Start by checking out where your condensate pipe comes out outside your home and see if whether its high enough so that you can place a bucket or a rain barrel that can collect the water under it. Let gravity drip the water into the collection vessal. See for yourself just how many plants you can water with the condensate that otherwise gets wasted. Be creative and feel free to share your water collecting methods with me, Ill be happy to share it with the world. If you have any questions on this, send me a line at Bryan@sanibelair.com. 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201119B LXR Resorts & Hotels Launches Magazine For Sanibel And CaptivaGuests at LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels (LXR) South Seas Island Resort and The Inns of Sanibel will be welcomed this month with a new proprietary magazine titled Generations that highlights the inns and resorts, their staff, and the beauty of Sanibel and Captiva. The magazine will also feature local attractions, restaurants, and shops in the form of articles and advertising. LXR has proudly partnered with Times of the Islands (TOTI) Media to produce a 96-page in-room magazine titled Generations for the guests of South Seas Island Resort and the Inns of Sanibel (Sanibel Inn, Song of the Sea, Sanibel Sunset Beach Inn, Seaside Inn and Sundial Golf & Beach Resort). We wanted to provide our guests with a magazine of such quality that they would want to take it home as a keepsake of their time on Sanibel and Captiva, said Rick Hayduk, regional managing director of LXR. Many of our guests feel a personal connection to these islands, and we wanted to preserve the memories by encouraging them take this coffee-table-quality piece home. A 60/40 split between insightful, well-written editorial by TOTI Media and local advertising, the 2012 edition of the newly minted annual magazine provides a historical and personal perspective to the iconic South Seas Island Resort, highlights on the LXR innkeepers who serve guests, and the natural attractions of the islands like the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and others. Generations will also highlight the best places to eat and shop on Sanibel and Captiva. Part of the fun of going on vacation is the planning and anticipation of leaving the everyday life behind you for a few days, Hayduk noted. This magazine will be something to remind guests of their previous trip to Sanibel or Captiva and get them thinking about their next trip. Both Generations and Times of the Islands magazines will be the exclusive, in-room publications offered in all 800 Sanibel-Captiva LXR guestrooms. Were very proud of our partnership with LXR, said Friedrich Jaeger, Publisher of TOTI Media. The inclusion of Generations and the availability of Times of the Islands in all of the LXR guest rooms create a win all the way around for LXR, for TOTI Media, and for our valued advertisers. As one of Parents magazines Top 10 Beach Resorts for Families, South Seas Island Resort is a resort village and wildlife sanctuary off Floridas Gulf Coast, spanning two-and-a-half miles of shell-laden beaches at the northern end of Captiva Island. The five Inns of Sanibel are all beachfront, boutique inns with personalized service that befit the intimate island of Sanibel. To experience the LXR Resorts and Hotels of Sanibel and Captiva, call 877-5979696 or visit www.luxuryresorts.com. From page 18BPrinciples Of Designeclectic look. An informal balance plan also works well in creating a contemporary style of decorating. With most of todays homeowners interested in creating a relaxed, casual lifestyle its important to take into account an informal balance plan. Jeanie Tinch is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at jeanie@ decden.net. (l to r): Richard Hayduk, regional managing director, South Seas Island Resort and the Inns of Sanibel; Leilani Sivsov, general manager, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club; Anthonia Smith, general manager, Sundial Beach & Golf Resort and Sanibel Sunset Beach Inn; Linda Logan, general manager, Sanibel Inn, Song of the Sea, and Seaside Inn; and Shawn Farrell, resort manager, South Seas Island Resort Will Power Columnist: C rai g R. Hersch, B CS 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 Shell Point Home For The HolidaysShell Point Retirement Communitys Assisted Living facilities will host a Home For The Holidays event to allow individuals the opportunity to learn more about the assisted living options at Shell Point. This event will take place on December 22, 23, 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arbor Assisted Living located in the Woodlands at Shell Point. The holidays are a time when families gather together to celebrate; however, they can also be a time for discussing the future. If you are concerned for a parent or loved one, but find it difficult to discuss such serious issues as healthcare, transportation, driving, and even a decline in their health recently, you can get more information on how to approach this conversation from experienced professionals at Shell Point. Assisted Living at Shell Point is designed to create a homelike environment, while offering resort-style services and features to assist in maintaining optimum health and independence; with the reassurance of knowing that assistance is always available should it be needed. Shell Point Retirement Community offers the finest assisted living choices available with a variety of price points and floor plans to choose from. Shell Point Assisted Living representatives will be on hand the days prior to Christmas Eve, and the days following Christmas Day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to tour you and your family around the assisted living buildings and to answer all of your assisted living questions. Guests are encouraged to call 239-454-2077 to schedule a tour. Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off McGregor Boulevard and Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201120B Tween Waters Has A New StylistChristine Rosa has been transforming hair for over a decade. A graduate from the Maui Academy of Cosmetology in 2000, Christine quickly established herself as a leading hair designer in Hawaii. In 2002, she opened Shear Madness Salon and Spa in Kahului, Maui and continued to build a successful business and clientele. Having recently relocated to Fort Myers, she is ready to take on Southwest Florida. Christine specializes in all dimensional coloring and cutting techniques, color connection, and is a certified keratin treatment specialist. Creating contrast and depth in the hair is most important. Her cutting edge skills will find the perfect look for you. She places the focus on you the client and what would work best for you and your lifestyle, creating styles that are easily duplicated at home. She will revamp, rejuvenate and refresh any look. Aloha Captiva! I am very excited for this opportunity to bring my talents and skills to the Spa at Tween Waters Inn. Each day, I strive to create a relaxing and trusting environment for my clients. My passion is to transform the way people see and feel about themselves. I am committed to providing the highest level of professional services each and every day. I look forward to meeting you! Christina Tourism Council Has New ChairThe Board of Lee County Commissioners has appointed Commissioner John Manning as chairman of the Tourist Development Council (TDC). Manning has more than 20 years of public service experience, having served as a Lee County commissioner from 1988 to 2000 and was again elected in 2010. He also served as a Cape Coral City Council member from 1982 to 1986 and worked as a consultant with the Fort Myers Office of Malcolm Pirnie from 2000 to 2011. Previously, Manning worked as a corporate benefit consultant for 28 years with clients in both the public and private sectors. Manning is the commission chairman. He represents District 1, which encompasses Boca Grande, Bokeelia, Cape Coral, Captiva, Matlacha, Pine Island, Sanibel, St. James City and Upper Captiva. He is as an active member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization, and serves as the board liaison for the Lee County Economic Development Office/Horizon Council, Lee County Sheriffs Office and Value Adjustment Board. Manning has been appointed to serve on the Growth Management Select Committee and as a trustee of the Florida Local Government Investment Trust. He was also recently appointed by his colleagues to the board of directors for the Transportation and Expressway Authority Membership of Florida. Manning is a 32-year resident of Lee County. He received a bachelors degree from Northeastern University in Boston and completed postgraduate studies at Purdue University. Manning replaces TDC Chairman Frank Mann. The nine-member TDC was established by thecounty in 1983 to increase tourism to Lee County. Christine Rosa Commissioner John Manning ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Top ProducersLisette Hitt was Pfeifer Realty Groups top sales agent for the month of November. With more than 15 years of sales experience in Southwest Florida, Lisette successfully combines warm customer service with extensive market expertise to help her clients achieve their real estate goals. Also, Dan Wexler was Novembers top listing agent for Pfeifer Realty Groups real estate team. As an island Realtor and Sanibel resident, Wexlers island knowledge dates back to the 1960s. Dans background in finance and government together with his through market expertise helps his clients make informed buying and selling decisions. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201122B 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, I was shocked and appalled to read in the newspaper that a single woman with no job, no husband, living in a tiny house with her parents and her six older living children could have in-vitro fertilization and deliver eight more babies, There is little doubt that the taxpayers will have to pick up the bill for the next 20 years plus. What is this country coming to? Agnes Dear Agnes, This seems to me to be medical technology gone amuck, and an extreme violation of medical ethics. I was always under the impression that children needed a married mother and father. The father supported his children and made it possible for the mother to give care. That mindset, I guess, has long gone to extinction. I cannot imagine any ethical physician allowing such a procedure to go to term. Apparently money was his motive and I wonder if he also committed to their support for the next 20 years. Lizzie Dear Agnes, Well, the reality show pushes me over the edge. Unfortunately, I bet you millions will watch it like a bad train wreck, so awful but they cannot turn away. There are many facts we do not know; maybe the mother lied to her physicians about her circumstances. Many of us do lie to our doctors. Maybe the physician told the mother the pregnancy needed to be reduced but she refused. There is a term for patients not following medical advice: AMA. If a patient refuses a procedure and makes an informed decision, a physician cannot force a patient to have a procedure. I think there is a criminal statute that covers that. I am sure the details will be fodder for the electronic and print media for months to come. Just a small but important point: the mother of the 14 children lives with her parents. She came from an intact family with a married mother and father. So maybe the marriage certificate is not what is important as much as the quality of parenting in an intact family or single parent family that is the critical factor. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Sanibel Patient Service Center (PSC)LAB TESTINGWe accept assignment for Medicare, Medicaid, and most Private Insurance Plans*No upfront fee for drawing of blood* *No appointments Necessary*239-472-8400Fax: 239-395-2466 We have MOVED to 2407 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 Sanibel, FL 33957Hours: Monday Friday 7:30 am 3:30 pm Closed 12:00 pm 1:00 pmwww.hayeslab.comDr. DaveEnd Of An Eraby Dr. Dave HepburnWhile in Yellowknife giving a talk with fellow Wisequack, Dr. Rob Sealey Esq, we decided to explore the area by taking a hike, something we have often been urged to do. Before hiking, we met with a guide who reminded us that bears in the NWT have a bit of an attitude and a sense of entitlement. In fact, they designed our license plates. But should you be pursued by a bear, you must not jettison your backpack as this will just habituate the bear to people and create problems for future generations. Please keep your backpack on your back, that is why it is called a backpack. Were it meant to be flung aside at a time of crisis it would be called grandpa. Now honestly, Im thinking a little differently from the ranger here. If a ravenous ursa major is hot on my heels and wants my backpack and decides that if he doesnt get it, he will rip it off me along with my arms and uvulas and pancreases and things, then the last think I am thinking is about the well being of future hikers and whether the bear will be habituated. No sirrreeee. I wish to be habituated myself, back to my couch and remote if at all possible. I am completely jettisoning that pack and will let him gorge on all the jujubes and Snickers bars he wants. The alternative is to smack Sealey in the back of the knees with my bear stick and then make a run for it. Actually, I planned to do that anyway as a backup. Now as we all enter another cold and flu season, some tend to panic at the thought of a sore throat, sniffle or cough and come flying in to the clinic to see if we have discovered a miracle cure for the cold that we plan to share with nobody else but them. Folks, chicken soup is the best we can do. But many of these worried well still want an antibiotic despite the fact that the overuse of antibiotics can render bugs resistant for future generations to deal with. We can habituate these bacterial bugs... and we have. In fact, our reckless use of antibiotics has made us complicit in the recently discovered and extremely dangerous super super bug. We have now created a monster that is not an actual bug itself (like MRSA) but is nastier. It is a plasmid. A plasmid is a chunk of DNA that can be passed to ANY bacteria, allowing them to be resistant to antibiotics. MRSA, only a super bug, can still often be treated with powerful antibiotics, but the super super bugs are created courtesy of this plasmid that can slip into any old E. coli or Salmonella or Klebsiella and make them resistant to almost all drugs. This drugresistant bacterial gene called NDM-1 (for New Delhi metallo 1, of course) has the potential to cause some major havoc. Plasmids, which contain this NDM-1 gene, can be exchanged or transferred from one bacterium to another through conjugation (bacterial conjugal visits) in the passionate heat of an abscess, a bowel or Sudbury. It allows the organism containing the gene to adapt, thrive and reproduce in a hostile environment. Antibiotics, once a scary enemy to a bacteria, are suddenly as ineffective as a pygmy flea trying to take down a T.rex of the Jurassic period which, as we all know, were larger and tougher than the T.rex of the Cretaceous period and probably the Triassic age, making this a most excellent Pulitzerian metaphor or even like a simile. This has some scientists suggesting that the end of the antibiotic era is soon upon us. We may be resorting to Listerine, maggots and Kardashians. (Obviously, Kardashians have nothing to do with helping improve society; maggots are infinitely more useful.) An August 11, 2010 report in The Lancet indicates that medicine has lost an important bacterial infectious disease battle and humans are at risk now more continued on page 24B Choosing e Right Insurance Agent Makes All e Di erence mmeek@rosierinsurance.com239-472-1152 Marge MeekLong-time Island Resident Call me anytime for your business and personal insurance needs. 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23B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 2011 by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I read your facebook post about improving memory with B vitamins. Can you elaborate more one day? CK, Nashville, Tennessee Most people know that ginkgo, vinpocetine, Eleuthero and Acetyl L-carnitine support memory function but they dont usually consider the B vitamins brain food like I do. The best Bs to support memory are vitamin B6, B9 (folate), B2 (riboflavin) and B12. The reason these serve your memory is because they reduce homocysteine, an amino acid that you create as you break down protein. Too much homocysteine, and youll constantly forget things. I believe that reducing homocysteine with B vitamins is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to preserve memory. Studies back me. As far back as 2002, physicians had the data to prove that homocysteine levels correlate with dementia and Alzheimers risk. The higher the homocysteine, the more damage to your brain. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. A few years later, the 2005 Framingham Offspring Study printed in the American Journal of Epidemiology and concluded high homocysteine levels impacted memory. The study participants were, on average, 61 years old. What wouldve been the outcome for those folks had someone told them to improve B vitamin status when they were in their mid 40s? What about you? A simple blood test can determine your homocysteine level. High levels also happen to be associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and atherosclerosis. If you have high homocysteine, I recommend supplementing with vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (methylcobalamin), B2 (riboflavin) and B9 (folate), these are the only things that reduce homocysteine well. You can also simplify everything by taking a B complex vitamin. Heres more perspective, according to the Framingham study: homocysteine levels higher than 10 micromoles per liter increased the risk of dementia by 75 percent! Levels higher than 14 double your risk for Alzheimers disease. Just FYI, the Rotterdam Study found that men or women with the highest homocysteine levels almost doubled their risk of fracture. Ouch! Medicine raises homocysteine indirectly too. If youve read my book, youd know there are hundreds of medications that deplete B vitamins. Your medicine steals your probiotics too, and you need those to manufacture certain B vitamins in your GI tract. So any drug that steals probiotics (or B2, B6, B12 or folate) can raise your homocysteine level, and therefore contribute to memory loss. There are hundreds of drugs, including antacids, acid-blocking (reflux) medications, menopausal hormones, birth control pills, antibiotics, blood pressure drugs and steroids that alter B vitamin levels. Talk with your doctor about a blood test to determine your homocysteine level, and ask if you can take a B vitamin because there are a handful of meds that interact. Eat your Bs in green and leafy vegetables. B complex supplements are sold nationwide. DID YOU KNOW:Never combine your anti-anxiety or sleep medications with alcohol or sedating herbs like Kava Kava. 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. deaRPharmacistB Vitamins Reduce Homocysteine, Improve Memory And Bone Strength Winter Wonderland Blood DrivesTo combat the holiday season blood shortages, the Lee Memorial Blood Center will be holding special Winter Wonderland Blood Drives at each of its hospital locations: Cape Coral Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Room Wednesday, December 28, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gulf Coast Medical Center Community Room Tuesday, January 3, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. HealthPark Medical Center (in the atrium): Monday, January 30, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donors receive: Meal ticket to the Hospital Cafeteria Coupons: Jasons Deli Bealls Fosters Grill Dominos Pizza Free 15-minute chair massage Long sleeve Blood Center shirt Warm, fuzzy feeling knowing that a life or two was saved Chance prizes include gift cards for Bealls, Sandy Hook Fish & Rib House, Regal Cinemas, Lotus Essence Spa, NAPA Auto Care Oil Changes, Caloosa Auto Spa Car Washes, First Choice Haircutters Gift Basket and assorted gifts from Belks Grand prizes include Three-day, two-night stay at the Resort at Marina Village (one bedroom suite) Two passes for Thriller Boat Tours on Sanibel In addition, there will be lots of free food and door prizes. For more information, visit www. leememorial.org/publicaffairs or contact Pat Dolce at 239-454-8766. 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


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Hullstrung House Calls for Dogs and Cats By Appointment:(239) 244-1401 VETERINARY SERVICES FOR SANIBEL, CAPTIVA & FORT MYERS CABINETS MONDO CABINETS MONDO CABINETS Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets Quality Kitchen and Bath Cabinets www.mondocabinets.com www.mondocabinets.com 239-267-1004 239-267-1004 239-565-0025-cell 239-565-0025-cell 239-267-1007-fax 239-267-1007-fax e-mail: mondocabinets@yahoo.com e-mail: mondocabinets@yahoo.com 5780 Youngquist Road 5780 Youngquist Road Unit #4 Unit #4 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Shirley C. Daraban Shirley C. 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Box 1067 Estero, FL 33929 Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163scarnatolawn@aol.com Scarnato Lawn ServiceLawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Irrigation Repair and Inspection, Installation of Plants, Trees and MulchGot A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: It seems like I feel guilty about everything. Then I feel bad about myself and I cant seem to get out of this cycle. How can I learn to let go of feeling guilty all the time?A: There is a great comic strip from Calvin & Hobbes that reads like this: Theres no problem so awful that you cant add some guilt to it and make it even worse. We can guilt ourselves until the cows come home. This can occur when we grieve the loss of our life the way we thought it should have turned out. It has the power to keep us trapped in the past by convincing us to feel bad about ourselves, if not worse than we already do. Author Barbara DeAngelis writes that guilt is a very convenient place to hide out from the things we need to confront. We often use guilt to punish ourselves for our own breakthroughs because they have inflicted pain onto others. We always learn those important lessons, but we are doing ourselves more harm if we do not leave the guilt behind. Examine just what is causing your guilt and what you need to confront that you have not already confronted. Stop looking backward and move in a forward direction. I know how difficult this is as we are a society of collectors. Letting go is difficult, but it can be done. When you let go, you will feel a sense of liberation that will allow you to move forward with renewed optimism. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may email Dr. Connie at connie@drconstance.com. From page 22BEnd Of An Erathan ever. Indeed, this wee plasmid has powerful pandemic potential. So resist developing bacterial resistance by resisting the urge to go looking for antibiotic treatments for a cold, flu, diarrhea or a trip to Sudbury. For Sealeys sake... keep your backpack on. 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. From page 6BAround The Islandsbar from 2 to 5 p.m. Courtneys is at 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, phone 4724646. 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 from 7 to 11 p.m. The Corner Grill is at Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, phone 3951263. 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, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@aol.com or 395-2299.


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORYISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201125B CONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING CONTRACTORS MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788Of ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedGENERAL CONTRACTOR CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc. Greg Weglarz General Contractor, Inc.Building in Southwest Florida for over 25 YearsDREAMSBUILDING Specializing In Impact Glass WINDOW & DOOR REPLACEMENT(239) 489-0442www.gregweglarz State Certi cation Number CG CA05420NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELINGCOMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY CONTRACTORS / NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS CONTRACTORS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You!www.theblindrepairshop.com 10% OFF ANY SERVICEWith is Ad CLEARVIEW CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSDRAPERY/WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.comTREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789UPHOLSTERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel Island CONSTRUCTIONFROM REMODELING TO NEW CONSTRUCTIONNO JOB TO BIG OR TO SMALLCC Shutters Sales & ServiceAll Types of Hurricane Protection Including Impact Windows From Panels to Remote Roll Downs 239-691-9002 CGC 150-77-08IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows Plus DRAPERY/WINDOWBLINDCLEANING&REPAIR Light Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFISHING CHARTER TR EE & L AW N CA RE COMPUTER SERVICES MEDICAL McGregor Medical McGregor Medical Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Bill Fulk, M.D. Bill Fulk, M.D. 239-437-2121 239-437-2121Open Monday Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm 16731 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 105 Fort Myers, FL 33908 (across from Starz Pizza) FAA Exams Class 1, 2, & 3 Now welcoming new and former patientsMedicare, BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, & United Health Care


answer on page 27BPROFESSIONAL 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 27B 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 DECEMBER 16 201126B 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 HINTERIOR DESIGN 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128HOME WATCH Lekan Selective Home Watch Lekan Selective Home Watch Professional Husband and Wife Team Professional Husband and Wife Team Joseph & Mary Joseph & Mary 239-470-1483 239-470-1483 lekan@bellsouth.net lekan@bellsouth.netPOOL SERVICE & REPAIR Deep-EndPool ServiceIslands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters25 years experience239-699-6279Lic # CPC1457386


KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU SUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERSPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201127B PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellykelly07@aol.com REMODELING Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121CUSTOM 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 PAINTING 239-694-0645 Craftsmanship with Precision Doors & Windows, Crown Molding, Custom Decks Remodels, Interior and Exterior Paintingwww.2niceguys.netS213640 S313641 Member BBB A+ Rating2 Nice Guys, Inc. CONTRACTORCarpentry PaintingCONTRACTORS PAINTI NG Michael J. ValiquetteGENERAL CONTRACTOR New Construction Remodeling Commercialwww.sandcastle-homes.com CONSTRUCTION CO.HOME BUILDINGA full service contractor dedicated to exceptional quality at a reasonable price.Voted Best of the Islands For Ten YearsIsland Resident Lic. #CGC056909Hurricane Protection Consultant(239)472-0200BUILDING CONTRACTOR CU ST OM H OM E BU IL DE R Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 COMPUTERS


HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED AUTO FOR SALE BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY 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: 470-2866 RS 12/17 CC TFN ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201128B 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 volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com& click on Place Classified HELP WANTEDExp. Interior Designer/Decorator Resume to Cliff@DecDen.netNS 11/25 CC 12/30 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 11/25 CC 12/16 MONINO CONSTRUCTION, INC.CBC 1257406 Home Maintenance, Drywall, Tile, Paint, Carpentry. Call Luis 239-209-3979 Licensed & InsuredRR 12/9 CC 12/30 TENNIS LESSONS Tennis Lessons $35. Racquet stringing & regripping; Pick Up & Delivery (24 Hour Service). USPTA certi ed. Tony Fittipaldi 239-896-6385. RS 12/9 PC 12/23 OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE700 square feet. Good Periwinkle location. Call Joe 516-972-2883. NS 12/9 PC 12/30 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 12/16 NC 1/6 HELP WANTEDFull time Clinic Assistant at The Sanibel School, tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617. NS 12/16 CC 1/6 PART TIME (SEASONAL)Sanibel Island Liquor Store. Flexible hours. Good customer service skills, restaurant/ hospitality industry experience a plus. Call Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 472-1682 NS 12/16 CC 1/6 CLASSIC CAR FOR SALE1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 BIG BLOCK Asking $5,600. Unrestored, auto trans. Im available at edgebruc7@msn.com / 239-217-6914. NR 12/16 CC 12/23 $975 DOWN01 Chevy Silverado x/cab 239-271-5609NR 12/16 CC 12/16 $575 DOWN01 Chevy Blazer 239-271-5609NR 12/16 CC 12/16 $475 DOWN99 Pontiac Grand AM 239-271-5609NR 12/16 CC 12/16 $595 DOWN01 Pontiac Grand Prix 239-271-5609NR 12/16 CC 12/16 BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000RR 12/16 NC 1/6


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE ROOMMATE WANTED 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 DECEMBER 16, 201129B WALK 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 DAILYSANIBEL 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 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 12/2 NC 12/23McGREGOR 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 $1,795,000MATLACHA WATERFRONT Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants & shing community. $550,000EAST END RETAIL CENTER Newly renovated retail center with high visability on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity. $1,299,000FOR SALE BY OWNERSuper, well maintained house, great neighbors, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, adjacent tennis courts and pool, near beach. Negotiable. 239-482-0997 NS 12/9 CC 12/30 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 12/9 CC 12/16 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. 239-395-1786RR 12/9 CC 12/30 Condo. 1/1 F. 2nd Floor $900/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock just off Island $2,300/mo.472-6747Making Islanders out of ordinary citizens for over 35 years! Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 12/9 BM TFN Island SunEMAIL: Ads@IslandSunNews.com 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 12/16 CC 12/16 ROOMMATE WANTED2BD/2BA Roommate Wanted $500 a month and 1/2 utilities, on Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel. Call 239-691-3892. NS 12/16 CC 12/16 ANNUAL RENTALCute Key West style 2/2 direct Gulf access with boat dock and lift. Near Sanibel Rec Center & Blind Pass. Call 239-297-1422NR 12/16 CC 12/16 GARAGE SALESaturday December 17, 7 a.m. at 4619 Bowen Bayou, Sanibel. Huge neighborhood garage sale, including Christmas gifts, household items, bedding and various items. NS 12/16 CC 12/16 GARAGE SALESaturday, December 17, 8 a.m. No Early Birds, 1097 Skiff Place, Sanibel. Tables, linens, duvet sets, decorative pillows, coffee machine, kids playpen, toys, misc. NS 12/16 CC 12/16


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 csimontacchi@earthlink.net 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 DECEMBER 16, 201130B My name is Maxine and Im a 2-yearold female black and brown Catahoula Leopard Hound. If you have a laidback personality we could be a perfect match for one another. Im cool and calm but very affectionate around people and I like other dogs, too. Nows the perfect time to make your family complete with a great family dog! My adoption fee is $30 during Decembers Home 4The Holidays Adoption Promotion. Would you prefer a brown tabby? My name is Juno and Im a 2-year-old female domestic short hair. If kitties got report cards I would get an A for a super sweet disposition. I love to be around people and follow the staff and volunteers all around the adoption room. I also love to give everyone little kisses on their face. If you adopt me I promise to shower you with affection, too! My adoption fee is $30 during Decembers Home 4The Holidays Adoption Promotion (adopt a second cat or kitten free) For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (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 in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Juno ID # 521576 Maxine ID # 519815 photos by squaredogphoto.com




Lowest priced 4 bedroom home in Crown Colony Golf & Country ClubThis very rare 4 bedroom, 2 bath model has lake exposure from the private heated pool and spa with Aqualink Control. Membership in the Golf and country Club is optional, but available. The club, golf course and restaurant is totally owned by the members with no debt load and the homeowners association is in excellent financial condition. Offered for $379,000. Contact Larry Hahn 239/898-8789 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 www.jnaislandrealestate.com Punta Rassa #404WOW! End Unit with balcony off the dining area. Pure silk breezes capturing the aura of not only the sunsets but also the panoramic views of Sanibel Harbour Resort. Recently remodeled kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel sink tiled floor. Other features include, tray ceilings, tiled lanai, sun shutters, and oversized affinity washer and dryer. Social Membership to Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club. This sun splashed home is worth visiting to absorb the portrait of Paradise by the Sea. Offered for $339,900. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/5606420. YOU MUST SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT! This elegantly appointed 3/4 pool home in Sanibel Estates was extensively remodeled in 2002 by Benchmark and no detail was spared! Home features Brazilian cherry wood floors, top floor master suite, 2 complete guest suites, rooftop sundeck with Bay views, coffer and tray ceilings, granite stone and marble surfaces, 3 floor elevator, media room, library, chefs kitchen with Crystal cabinetry and MUCH more. The elevated pool is light w fiber optics and overlooks the gardens and canal. Accommodate your boat at this 65 dock with 2-50 amp shore power available. Home has been meticulously landscaped and features brick paver walkways. This home is truly one of a kind! Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters 239/841-4540 Exceptional Home on Almost 1 Acre!Words truly cant describe this extraordinary home/location, but Better Homes & Gardens definitely comes to mind. This 4 BR (could be 5 or 6), 4 1/2 bath home has too many new upgrades to mention all. New kitchen Thermidor frig, Wolf stove, Miele DW, custom cabs/granite counters. 1st floor master has new Master Bath Custom Vanities, Kohler Jacuzzi, walk-in Rain Shower, closet built-ins. 3 new A/Cs New Roof Many new Hurr. rated windows. Custom wood and marble floors, Spanish tile. The yard is big (almost an acre) and beautiful! The back is completely fenced, and the property extends approx 20-30 beyond the back fence and was left natural for a very private setting. Perfect for play area, outdoor activities, or just enjoying nature. Garage has extra storage rm/workshop. Pinehurst is a great community, all larger homesites, tucked off of the popular Daniels Rd. corridor convenient to shops, restaurants, hospital/medical, SWFL Reg Airport, Twins training stadium. Offered for $699,000. Contact Nancy Finch at 239/822-7825. If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! Please bring unwrapped toys to our of ce for distribution to children in need by the St. Isabels Women Guild. Please drop an unwrapped toy at our of ce at 1149 Periwinkle Way. Share the Spirit of the season. New Listings2 Great Units at Loggerhead CayAmenities Galore!!! Loggerhead Cay is one of the most popular condominium complexes on the highly desirable East End. Tennis courts, shuffleboard, sparkling pool, deeded beach access, on site management, bbq grills -these are just a few of the many amenities available at Loggerhead Cay. This 2/2 ground level unit was recently remodeled and offers tile floors throughout and gorgeous gulf views. This unit is perfect for an investor or someone looking for a vacation home as it boasts an impressive rental history. Offered for $519,000 Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 Look no further for the perfect vacation home or investment property! This ground level condo is located in the popular Loggerhead Cay complex and is only ONE UNIT back from the beach! Enjoy amazing sunsets and breathtaking views of the ocean. This 2/2 is tiled throughout and features updated bathrooms. Easy access to the pool and beach through the screened in lanai helps keep the sand and mess to a minimum! Offered for $615,000 Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 17170 Harbour Pointe Dr #1232 Sanibel Harbour Towers SouthThis Penthouse must be seen to be appreciated. Sweeping 180 degree views of the bay, the gulf, the river, small islands in the bay and Sanibel Island offer serene surroundings from the interior or your own private sun deck. The interior was totally re-done by an interior designer in 2005, with nothing but the best in appliances, cabinets and amenities. Open floor plan for entertaining, with plenty of room for privacy on the main living level or the loft/library on the second floor. Unique master area with separate sitting area for privacy. This stunning penthouse is a one of a kind that should satisfy the most discriminating buyer. Beach access, pool, fishing pier, restaurant, bike path. Offered for $2,800,000 Contact Sharon Wise 239/849-9121 or Ray Ochester 239/410-9725 Coco Bay3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2,153 sq. ft. home in Coco Bay. Huge outdoor lanai and pool area allows you to make the most of the Southwest Florida lifestyle. Open floor plan featuring tropical design. Great private community close to Sanibel & Fort Myers Beach. Kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets and a wine cooler. Off-Season reciprocal with Kelly Greens grants owner use of golf course and dining facilities. Offered for $419,500. Contact Bob Berning 239-699-9597 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357. ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 16, 201132B