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: 12-23-2011
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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: 7:13 5:42 7:13 5:42 7:14 5:43 7:14 5:43 7:14 5:44 7:15 5:44 7:15 5:45 VOL. 19, NO. 26 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 23, 2011 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONMerry Christmas Christmas At Sanibel Community ChurchFriends, neighbors and tourists will gather under the stars on the campus of Sanibel Community Church at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24 for a candlelight celebration. Shepherds with their flocks will welcome the newborn King. Carols of praise will fill the air led by the Contemporary Praise Team. At 8 p.m., a traditional worship service with Chancel choir will gather in the Historic Chapel. The glow of candles will adorn the chapel with the singing of Silent Night. A third service of worship will be conducted at 11 p.m. concluding with a midnight communion service. Dr. Daryl Donovan, senior pastor, will preach an encouraging message, So Thats What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown at all three services. A special mission offering will be taken to help relocate an orphanage in Ecuador, the home of 50 children. On Christmas morning, Sunday, December 25, worshippers will gather for a traditional worship service at 9 a.m. At 10:45 a.m., there will be a contemporary christmas service. Shepherds and wise men will pay a visit at each of the services. Pastor Donovans message will be addressed to the Wise Men: Why These Gifts? There will be something special for the whole family. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). For more information, call 472-2684. Manger scene at Sanibel Community Church Christmas Bird Count CompleteOn Saturday, December 17, the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society conducted its annual Christmas Bird Count, with 130 participants counting a total of 18,480 birds comprised of 106 different species. The results of the count will be reported to the National Audubon Society and will become part of the 112th Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Audubon Christmas Bird Counts are conducted throughout much of the Western Hemisphere from mid-December through early January. The count is a fertile source of historical information on the status and distribution of early winter bird populations and is studied by scientists and interested individuals the world over. San-Cap Audubon thanks all those who took part in this years successful Christmas Bird Count. Upside Down Tree Evokes True Christmas Spiritby Jeff LysiakShoppers at Baileys General Store may have noticed a rather unusual sight near the main entrance to the business: an upside down Christmas tree hanging from the ceiling. According to Roni Martorelli of the stores hardware department, the reason the tree appears in this manner dates back to the time when her mother was a child growing up in Pennsylvania. Living in a very small house with limited floor space, where the children had to sleep in dresser drawers, there wasnt any room for a Christmas tree. However, Martorellis greatgrandfather came up with the unorthodox but clever idea of hanging a tree from the family homes ceiling. Although there werent any presents to be found underneath the tree, it was decorated for the holidays with old-fashioned candles and strings of garland made with cranberries. The upside down Christmas tree at Baileys General Store is decorated with tags from the Salvation Army, each one containing information about a child in need of some holiday cheer. The store invites its customers to take a tag and buy a gift for a boy or a girl. Of the nearly 200 tags which had been hung on the tree, about half of them still remain. Upside down tree at Baileys General Store


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 20112 Historical Museums Christmas Village Has Last-Minute Gift IdeasVisitors and residents alike who have finished their holiday shopping and preparations can spend some leisurely time at the holiday-festooned Sanibel Historical Museum & Village. Those who have some last-minute shopping to do can find distinctive gifts at the old Baileys General Store in the Village right up through 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, this Saturday, December 24. All items are made in the United States. Scattered around the stores relics and the big Christmas tree in the window are stocking stuffers and gifts for young and old. Shoppers will find many books about Sanibel and Captiva, including the classics, Betty Anholts Sanibels Story and Elinore Dormers The Sea Shell Islands: A History of Sanibel and Captiva. Other titles include A Brief History of Sanibel Island by Marya Repko, and A Sanibel Son by Sam Bailey. There are many choices for children, including ocean life coloring posters ranging from around $4 to $6, story books almost all well under $10, and Christmas aprons made to fit the American Girl dolls (aprons are also available in children and adult sizes). There is a large variety of historic coloring books as well, ranging from about $4 to $7. For adults, there are miniature sailors valentines costing from around $50 to $130. The valentines are made into ornaments, mirrors, hearts and the traditional form. Pine needle baskets and gourd art are also available, priced from $45 for smaller baskets to $148 for a rare red pine needle basket with inlaid agate. Pine needle basket kits to try continued on page 4 Old Baileys General Store holiday tree Sailors valentines Come for the beaches.... Come for the beaches.... Discover the Shopping Discover the Shopping Managed by Association Management Commercial Leasing Property Watch239-395-9111 ShopOnSanibel.com ShopOnSanibel.com Adventures In Paradise C. Turtles e Leather Connection Sanibel Resort Wear Sanibel Sole Synergy e Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry Shiny Objects Cheeburger Cheeburger Dolce Tesoro e Sanibel Caf Needful ings Pandoras Box Pandoras Box Too Wilford & Lee Home Dcor Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be PamperedWhy Knot Why Knot Relax Sanibel Tropical Wines On e Edge a unique boutique William E. Wilson, Fine Jewelry Design Kym Nader Interiors home dcor Watson MacRae Gallery Tribeca Hair & Nail Salon 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets WelcomeOver Easy Caf Amys Something Special Suncatchers Dream Island Paws jb designs Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibellas Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OMSubway Island Pizza Sanibel YogaPhoto by Cameron Michael Photography


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 20114 Grand Opening on January 2, 2012!Store hours: 10am-6pm Located at: 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite 9 Visit our website at: www.thesanibelsprout.comHappy & Healthy Holidays from all of us at The Sanibel Sprout!The Sanibel Sprout is committed to providing you with the highest quality organic foods and products. Let us be your wellspring for fresh veggies, fruits, grains, nuts & supplements that are as close as possible to what nature originally intended! We believe that eating for optimal health can be a fun, creative and inspiring process. Our mission is to create an island hub of wellness where there is a collective intent to share good will, good health and the warmth of conscious community. Please come & join us! We also are the home of the Sanibel-Captiva Food Co-op, which brings you fresh, organic fruits & vegetables delivered weekly from the farm.Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food. Hippocrates 460 BCFrom page 2Christmas Villageyour hand at making one yourself are on sale for $16. Sea urchin ornaments cost $10.50 to $21 depending on the number of urchins and are different from other urchin ornaments painted and glittery to catch the lights from a Christmas tree. Shell wreaths made entirely of Sanibel shells are available for $75. And there are prints of old-time scenes by Dorothy Nichols on sale for $24 from $37. Last but not least, buy a tote bag or several with Sam Baileys favorite saying on it: If we dont have it, you dont need it for $11. The museum gift shop is an especially good place to find something different for the person who has everything. The museum is open through December 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., perfect for lastminute holiday 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 free. Learn more on their website: www.sanibelmuseum.org. Pine needle basket Nearly New Bikes Go To 20 Children In ImmokaleeThere are many happy children riding new bicycles. New to them, at least. Another shipment of free, refurbished bicycles from the Sanibel Bicycle Club arrived in Immokalee on Friday, December 16, and 20 children from Immokalee Community School benefited. The school is operated by Redlands Christian Migrant Association for lowincome families, and it chose the neediest families in which children lacked bicycles. It was wonderful, said Gloria Padilla, RCMAs coordinator for the Immokalee area. As soon as they saw those bikes, they were so excited. They did not care if they were used or not. Several years ago, the bicycle club began organizing a community drive to collect used bikes for distribution to the needy. Since 2008, the club has brought almost 500 bicycles from Sanibel to impoverished residents of Immokalee. Fridays shipment totaled 40 bicycles. After the schoolchildren chose theirs, 10 bikes were set aside for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, which ministers to the local poor. Another 10 were continued on page 7 Sonia Domingo, a fourth grader at Immokalee Community School, happily rolls a bike away from the flatbed trailer where members of the Sanibel Bicycle Club unloaded them photo by Daniel Fell.


From the gang at the Island Sun & River Weekly NewsCheers! 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 Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Bryan Hayes Dr. Dave Hepburn Craig R. Hersch Jane Vos Hogg Joan Hooper Shirley Jewell Audrey Krienen Cindy Malszycki Marge Meek Capt. Matt Mitchell Bruce Neill, PhD Matt Oakley Ed ONeil Eric Pfeifer Laura Zocki Puerto Gerri Reaves Di Saggau Dan Schuyler Jeanie Tinch 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 SeeReportersAnne Mitchell Jeff LysiakISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 20116


7 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 Be Ready To Vote Action CampaignThe election laws have changed in Florida recently and with 2012 being an important election year, the League of Women Voters of Sanibel is urging voters to update their voter status. The League has launched a Be Ready To Vote Action Campaign. Dick Calkins, League Voter Service chair, stated, The new election law makes both voting and voter registration harder in Florida. What can voters do? We urge all voters to check their registration and make sure it is up to date. The League is working to make democracy easier by our new website www. BeReadyToVote.org where voters can check their registration, change their address and request a vote by mail ballot. Voters can also update their voter status by contacting the Supervisor of Elections at 239-LEE-VOTE (533-8683). Be Ready To Vote Action Steps 1) Update your address 2) Update your name 3) Plan to vote by mail? Renew your ballot request 4) Update your signature. Important Dates Presidential Preference Primary: January 31 Voter Registration Deadline: January 3 Florida Primary: August 14 Voter Registration Deadline: July 16 General Election: November 6 Voter Registration Deadline: October 9 The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) (239) 472-8442Open Daily 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Including SundaysTHE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEARTAntique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES ~ STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECOALBERT MEADOW ANTIQUES Goss To Speak At Republican Women LunchThe January Luncheon Meeting of the Lee Republican Women Federated will be held on Monday, January 9. The guest speaker will be Chauncey Goss, candidate for Floridas 14th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and a resident of Sanibel. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m., with lunch and program to follow at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. The all-inclusive cost is $16 per person. To make reservations, call 239-4329389 or send an e-mail to cindylignelli222@gmail.com. CorrectionOn last weeks front page B section, a photo credit was omitted. This photograph of Johnny Jensen and Bob Brace from The Little Drummer Boy of Captiva was taken by Matt Cavalier. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com for Ding Darling Periwinkle Playground Friday, Dec. 30 10:30 3pm Free Lemonade From page 4New Bikesgiven to people who arrived on foot to ask whether any were left, Padilla noted. Mike Miller, president of the bicycle club, noted that many Sanibel residents had contributed in the project. He cited Billy Kirkland, owner of Billys Bikes and Rentals, who contributed supplies for bike repairs and assisted in transportation, and the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, which provided storage space for the bikes while they were being refurbished. Being able to distribute the bicycles during the holidays was especially rewarding for club members, Miller added.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 20118 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 submitted by Dalia JakubauskasIsland Zontians and a furry ambassador of happiness named Simon brought their own brand of holiday cheer to women in recovery at Southwest Florida Addiction Recovery Services (SWFAS) Transitional Living Facility in Fort Myers on December 12. Members of the club presented the ladies at the facility with a karaoke machine while Simon, a golden retriever therapy dog, passed out lots of love. The women shared their singing talents belting out s pop hits and showtunes over a hail of good-natured hoots and giggles. All the while, Simon collected belly rubs and hugs as his human and owner, island Zontian Helen Ramsey, happily looked on. The holiday gathering was a welcome bit of levity for the women at the transitional living facility, where they strive to build a life free of substance abuse. The karaoke machine was a lighthearted part of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captivas ongoing endeavors to support these women in their efforts to achieve sustained sobriety. We felt that as a gift to the house, it (the karaoke machine) would provide a lot of recreational fun for the entire group, said Zontian Phyllis Gresham, who has worked with SWFAS for five years. Women in recovery need to learn ways of spending time that includes others for mutual support as well as different outlets and activities that take the place of their former lifestyles. SWFAS is one of the clubs service partners that have worked with the island Zontians for over a decade in efforts that include substance abuse treatment, jobs skills training, educational assistance and more. Over the years, the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida the fundraising arm of the club has provided grants for some of these programs. Our grants have been used to help furnish a new residence (for the transitional living facility), to supply computers and software to help them prepare for GEDs, to help with writing resumes for potential jobs and advance their educations through preparing for advanced college courses, said Zontian Ruth Woodham. At the same time, club members have shared their skills with the residents of the facility by conducting small group sessions on such topics as healthcare, personal growth and work skills. The club also involves the women in Sanibels annual beach cleanup held every September. The Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva is a service organization of professional women working together to provide hands-on assistance, advocacy and funds to strengthen womens lives on the islands, in Lee County and around the world through Zonta International. Funds for the clubs efforts are raised through its annual PEEK at the Unique house tour, to be held March 24. Tickets go on sale in January. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. Bottom row left to right is Zontian Ruth Woodham, therapy dog Simon and Zontians Helen Ramsey and Darla Letourneau. Top row left to right is SWFAS case manager Brenda Reine, Zontians Phyllis Gresham, Carolyn Tongyai and SWFAS case manager Holly Chovlin.Zontians Bring Holiday Cheer To Women In Recovery




ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201110 Whats Happening At The House In December Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 DECEMBER EVENTSHoliday Mini GolfDecember 26th December 29th Monday, December 26th Wednesday, December 28th 10 am 8 pm Thursday, December 29th 10 am Noon and 3 pm 5 pm Open Play $3 Sponsors and Tournament Players call for info.New Years Eve Dinner DanceSaturday, December 31st at 7 pm $50 members/$60 guestsPainted Women Lunch & One Woman PlayThursday, January 19th 11:30 am Seating, Performance 1 pm $20 members/$22 guestsCLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingMonday 10:30 amZumbaTuesday/Thursday 10 am 11 am Wednesday 5:30 pmSanctioned Duplicate BridgeEvery Tuesday at 1 pm $8.00Island YogaTues, Wed, Thurs at 8:30 am $12 members/$15 guestsTickets for Dancing with the Islands Stars Rehersal Friday, Jan 27th, still on sale!To enrich community spirit through educational, cultural and social gatherings in our historic Community House. The SCA is a 501c 3 Organization.Its Time to Renew your Membership Today Sanibel Community Association Members enjoy discounted ticket prices to most of the Events listed above. Go to www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net for more information, and become a member today! 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!Holiday 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 5pm Sanibel Center 4 LifeMondaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. TuesdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. WednesdaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. ThursdaysPower Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Gentle Yoga 9:30 a.m. FridaysHappy Hour Fitness 8 a.m. Essential Total Fitness 9:30 a.m. 2401 Library Way Phone 472-5743 Womens Guild Christmas PartyFor the 23rd year, the St. Isabel Womens Guild sponsored a Christmas party for children of migrant workers. They now go to them at Jesus the Worker parish. This year, they were able to provide gifts for more than 250 children. After a visit with Santa Claus (aka Al Krause) and a gift of a candy cane from his elves, they could pick the gift of their choice with the assistance of a guild member or their husbands. There were many happy faces as they left and met their mothers at the exit. The mothers were also presented with a gift bag filled with toiletries. It was an enjoyable day for all involved, made possible by the generority of St. Isabel purishineers and JR Wood Realty associates, John Naumann and Associates and Tracy and Connie Walters. Some of the children meeting Santa Claus


11 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 On Thursday, January 5, the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society will initiate its 2012 Lecture Series with a presentation by crane expert Dr. George Archibald. The presentation will be the first of eight to take place on consecutive Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. As always, all are welcome to attend. Dr. Archibald, the world renowned co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, will describe ICFs worldwide work in helping this remarkable group of majestic birds. Through their charisma, cranes are ambassadors for the conservation of wetland and grassland ecosystems and have become a strong vehicle for international collaboration and goodwill. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and parking is available at both The Community House and across the street at the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. A $5 per person donation is appreciated. The 2012 Lecture Series will also include: January 12 The Big Story of the Big Cypress National Preserve Join Chief of Interpretation Bob DeGross to explore the diversity of plant and wild life such as the elusive Florida panther that resides within the massive 729,000-acre Big Cypress National Preserve and also discover the history and ongoing struggle to protect this special corner of Florida. January 19 Rising Seas, Flooded Nests: Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Salt Marsh Nesting Birds Ornithologist Steve Reinert using his studies of Redwinged blackbirds and other coastal nesting birds will enlighten us on the dramatic impact of monthly tidal flooding and sea level increases on their nesting success. January 26 Pursuing the Elusive Swallow-tailed Kite Dr. Ken Meyer of the University of Florida and Founder, Avian Research and Conservation Institute, will utilize his continent spanning satellite and radio transmission tracking research techniques to examine the life activities of this unique bird species. February 2 The Birds & Natural Splendor of Panama Join the knowledgeable and entertaining head local guide Carlos Bethancourt on a photographic journey across central Panama, where myriad tropical birds, bizarre mammals and unusual reptiles and amphibians are seen in their natural setting! February 9 Birding & Photography The Best of Both Worlds Renowned authors and longtime Sanibel winter residents Don and Lillian Stokes will use examples of Lillians expert bird photography in a lively presentation promoting their passions, Birding and Photography. February 16 Finding A New Earth Astronomer John Hicks enlightens us on the recent discoveries of planets in solar systems other than our own. Could it be that we are not alone? February 23 Looking Back at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Sanibels ever popular icon, Charles LeBuff, a long time Sanibel resident, former career Biological Technician at Ding Darling, Director of Caretta Research and prolific author, will expound on his life as depicted in his new book, The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. For additional information about the Lecture Series, contact Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or go to San-Cap Audubons website at www.san-capaudubon.org. Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society Announces 2012 Program Schedule Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201112 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 Chapel By e Sea Chapel By e Sea COME ONE COME ALL!! COME ONE COME ALL!!Hb Ctnt e Rev. omas E. Nyman11580 Chapin Lane Captiva 1-239-472-1646 Ttfrt Ct EStft, Db Mb t :n Ct Srr trf Ctrf Sb :nCt DtSrft Mrr Wn Db :tN Yt DtSrft Mrr Wn Jtrt :t Magni cent Christmas Lights will be on every night til 9pm thru Jan 10, 2012 Magni cent Christmas Lights will be on every night til 9pm thru Jan 10, 2012 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! Island Bible StudyDid you know that the Bible says a lot about whats going to happen before Christ comes again? And we are seeing some of these things happen in todays news! To learn more, join the Island Bible Study on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:45 p.m. January 9 through February 27 at Sanibel Community Church. Joel Rosenberg will be one of the lecturers this year. He has written many books on the subject including Epicenter, The Last Jihad, The Twelfth Iman and The Tehran Initiative. Participants will need a Bible and be willing to do some study each week. There will be discussion groups. If interested call Dave and Jinny Kelby at 472-2432 or Al and Carol Larson at 472-6534. 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., 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: 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: Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL, 472-0497 Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Senior Pastor Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Assoc. Pastor Holiday Worship Schedule December 24, 9 p.m. December 25, 9 a.m. January 1, 2012 9 a.m. 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, 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


13 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 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 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! Happy 5th Birthday Cole Fields. We love you and think youre pretty great! Daddy, Mommy and Lulu. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cole Fields For several years, FISH (Friends in Service Here) of Sanibel has assisted clients in need with holiday baskets for families and gift cards to local restaurants for Christmas dinners for seniors and single clients. Jenny and her three children received one of the holiday baskets last year from FISH. Jenny is a single parent with children aged 7, 6 and 4 who live on Sanibel and is employed on a full-time basis on the island. Jenny is working hard to make ends meet for her family since her husband left her and her children over a year ago. She has received food from the food pantry at FISH and had requested help with her electric bill when she was financially unable to pay the increases in her bill during the two coldest months we experienced last winter. Jenny and her children were so grateful when they received a holiday basket from FISH last December. She shared with volunteers at the FISH Walk-In Center that she and her children truly appreciated having a turkey and a basket filled with food to enjoy together for the holiday. FISH will be providing 39 holiday baskets for island families in need again this year. Thanks to the generosity of the Prawnbroker Group (Timbers, Sanibel Grill and Matzaluna restaurants on Sanibel), FISH is also able to provide 17 gift cards for Christmas dinners for those who are elderly, disabled or single. If you feel you can help FISH by sending a financial contribution or some nonperishable food we would be most grateful. Please call the FISH Walk-In Center at 472-4775 or come to the Walk-In Center, located at 1630-B Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. FISH, in partnership with the Royal Shell Companies, has arranged that you can also drop off your FISH donations of money or non-perishable food at any of the 22 merchants in Tahitian Gardens (1975 Periwinkle Way) or The Village Shops (2340 Periwinkle Way) until Saturday, December 24. FISH Needs Help With Christmas Holiday Baskets Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 CHRISTMAS WEEKEND AT SANIBEL COMMUNITY CHURCH 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. Tradion al Service, 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Service. Each service will be family oriented, with a special visit from the Shepherds and the Wise Men. Mark Your Calendar Now New Years Celebration of Worship Saturday, December 31 ~ 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 1 ~ 9:00 a.m. Tradional Worship & 10 :45 a.m. Contemporary. Sanibel Community Church1740 Periwinkle Way (Next to Jerrys) 239-472-2684 www.sanibelchurch.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201114 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com (239) 472-1111 (239) 472-1111 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. 2330 Palm Ridge Rd. Across from CVS Across from CVS SanBeautys@aol.com SanBeautys@aol.com www.SanibelBeautySalon.net www.SanibelBeautySalon.net Merry Christmas from Merry Christmas from all the Sanibel Beauties! all the Sanibel Beauties! Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon Welcome Back Tom Welcome Back Tom SACRED SEASON; SACRED ART Heidi Darr Hope Heidi Darr Hope Lynda McHugh Lynda McHugh Marlene Rose Marlene Rose Cassie Ryalls Cassie RyallsA Sanctuary of Art in The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way #B3, Sanibel, Florida 33957 239-472-3386 Monday Saturday 10:30 to 5:00 www.watsonmacraegallery.com NEW EXHIBIT!Exhibit Dates: December 13th 2011 to January 7th, 2012 Voted Best of the Islands 2011 Butajira, Ethiopia; Sister City To The Islandsby Scott MartellSanibel and Capitva as a sister city to Butajira, Ethiopia? Why not? The people of the islands, where Ive long lived, worked and served, have a heart for doing good for helping people, and making the world a better place. At 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, at the Sanibel Public Library, come hear about Ethiopia, the Land of Contrasts a fun, historical and cultural presentation about a country that is NOT simply a clich for war, drought, famine and poverty. A little help from Sanibel and Captiva residents could have a dramatic impact in saving lives in this small town of about 40,000 people, 140 kilometers south of the country capitol, Addis Ababa. Currently, the town has an official list of 893 children at risk (usually a mother or father has died), and 97 orphans with no parents all orphaned by HIV/AIDS alone. Over 1,000 people receive ARV medicines at the Butajira Hospital. There are many other orphans due to various other illnesses, including malaria. Right now, the town is facing another challenge it is becoming a crossroads town as new paved roads connect Addis Ababa in the north to Abra Minch in the south, the Rift Valley to the east, and regional capital, Welkite, over the mountains to the east. Welkite is on the road to Jima, where 69 churches were burned to the ground by Muslim extremists last spring. (See Voice of America news on the Internet, March 8, 2011, or www. persecution.org). Being a crosswords town is good for commerce, but it is also opening the doors to increased crime, including drugs, theft, and prostitution. More and more professional beggars are migrating to the town. So, where does all that lead the kids, particularly those without parents? At serious risk. Ethiopia Hope Village hopes to catch some of those kids and give them a chance to have a better life, and to empower them to improve their community and country. Check out our website, www. EthiopiaHopeVillage.com for a movie about Butajira, and for more information about our vision, and our project a project that includes three group homes for the most desperate orphans, a youth center with a medical clinic, library and Many children in Butajira are orphaned due to loss of parents to HIV/AIDS The beautiful children of Butajira need your helpAt 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, at the Sanibel Public Library, come hear about Ethiopia, the Land of Contrasts a fun, historical and cultural presentation about a country that is NOT simply a clich for war, drought, famine and poverty. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


15 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 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 WORLD'S MOST EXQUISITE DIAMOND e Convertible Collection continues to grow. Look for this trademarkMade in the USA classrooms, and sustainability projects to help the local community eventually cover much of the cost themselves. Please help us help these precious children either with a monthly donation to help us provide shelter, food, education, medical, clothing, counseling, and staff for the house and for outreach, or consider helping us begin building this safe village. People of Sanibel and Capitiva youve often shown you have a huge heart and a huge capacity for making a difference. Please consider making the idea of Butajira, Ethiopia as a sister city a reality. Donations can be made online at www.nmsi.org to Scott and Gigi Martell at New Missions System International. New Mission Systems International has the highest Charity Navigator rating, and is a member of the ECFA. If you prefer to use a check, please write them to NMSI and mail to NMSI, 2701 Cleveland, Ave. Suite 200, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and put Ethiopia Hope Village/Building or Ethiopia Hope Village/monthly children support, in the memo line. Scott Martell moved to Sanibel in 1983 to work as a newspaper reporter. Hes been a writer/editor since that time with various organizations, including the island newspapers, The NewsPress, and WGCU Public Media. He has served on a variety of local boards, including CROW, Sanibel Elementary School, Sanibel Community Association, Pirate Playhouse, and Gulf Coast Symphony. He was called to Ethiopia to work for Project Mercy in 2006, and now is affiliated with New Mission Systems International. Note: NMSI honors preferences of gifts solicited, and in accordance with IRS regulations, retains discretion and control over their use. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, December 13, there were six tables in play at The Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Judy Glsser and Dick Brown 2. Dorothy and Raymond Chaya East/West 1. Clara and Terry Terrano 2. Erica Amsterdam and Belle Lipslcy Note: There witl be no game played on December 27. The game runs for six months, Nsvember through April, at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call Susan Willoughby at 239-281-3258. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201116 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" Lakes ParkFRIDAYS9 am 1 pm 7330 Gladiolus Dr., Ft. Myers, FL Nov 4, 2011 thru April 27, 2012Sanibel Island SUNDAYS8 am 1 pm 800 Dunlop Rd., City Hall Next to Library Nov 6, 2011 thru April 29, 2012GREAT VENDORSThe Best Thing GrowingFruits Vegetables Breads Honey Soaps Jams SeafoodMuch Much More! BtT h Lk Sibl HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM FARMERS MARKET STAFF CLOSED CHRISTMAS HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM FARMERS MARKET STAFF CLOSED CHRISTMASEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com My family and I just came back from a brief vacation on Sanibel and stayed at the Holiday Inn, where one morning my son and wife went shelling along the beach. My son Max found a shell (my wife Amy claims that she saw it first) that he thought was very nice and different from the other shells so he put it in his pocket. Later in the day, he remembered the shell and decided to look it up on the Internet and found that it was a Junonia shell in excellent condition, a bit of wear on the tip but otherwise excellent and is apparently a rare find. We asked several people about it and heard that in the past at least the Island Sun newspaper would print a picture of people that found the elusive Junonia and I was wondering/hoping that you would consider running my sons picture in your paper. Max also found a small Lions Paw shell, which he was also very excited about after getting the Sanibel Island shelling bug. Now hes hooked! Shells Found Max Gaulin and his Junonia Lions Paw and Junonia found by Max Gaulin 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 ***** ***


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 Shell-egant Creations Are Needed NowRemember to get your sketch, your commentary and your picture of your shell-egant creation for the Shellabration! 2012 Couture Fashion Show. By mid-December, the Sanibel Community House is asking for your submissions, so the lucky contestants can get started. Whether you are an artist, a designer, a shell enthuiast or a group of friends, lets get those entries in! People have been worried about sewing a dress or item of clothing; that is not necessary. Pick out a garment like a bathing suit, an old formal, a suit or a tunic and let us help you get those shells on it. Lets see shells showcasing our islands in a new and different way. There is no entry fee and the rules are simple: shells need to be a part of the fashion. What a great way for the island to show off its creativity and imagination yet again. The Shellabration! 2012 Couture Fashion Show, which will take place at The Sanctuary Golf Club on February 27 at 11 a.m., will showcase the clothing and the audience will pick the winner of a $500 grand prize! For all you shell art creators, you will be part of the shell silent auction, where 50 percent of the highest bid will go to you and 50 percent will go to the Sanibel Community House. For more information, call the Community House at 472-2155. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com 17 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201118 Board Welcomes New Member, Elects OfficersThe Board of Directors of the Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) welcomed one new member and two emeritus members last week at its annual meeting. Chauncey Goss a Sanibel Island native who recently returned to the island with his wife Allison and three sons replaces retiring member and president Jim Scott. Goss served as deputy staff director of the House Budget Committee before returning to Sanibel in 2010. With his father Porter Goss, Sanibels first mayor and the former head of the CIA, Chauncey Goss founded a consulting firm that specializes in national security and fiscal policy analysis. He has served on boards of various environmental, historic, and education interests including the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Programs Management Committee, Lee County Historic Preservation and FGCU Foundation. Board members Susan Cassell, Doris Hardy, Wendy Schnapp and David Wright will renew their DDWS board terms by unanimous vote. The DDWS membership also approved two new emeritus board members at the annual meeting. Don Heidorn served 15 years on the board and volunteered at the refuge for 22 years, clocking 2,661 hours. Cindy Pierce served on the board for nine years, during which time she started and edited the societys quarterly newsletter. Following the annual meeting, the board met for its monthly meeting and elected its slate of officers for the coming year. They are John McCabe, president; Doris Hardy, vice president; Terry Baldwin, secretary; and David Wright, treasurer. Retiring president Scott will sit on the board for one year in the position of immediate past president. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research and public education through charitable donations and refuge nature shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a taxdeductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Back from left: John McCabe, president and David Wright, treasurer; front from left: Doris Hardy, vice president and Terry Baldwin, secretary Chauncey Goss 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 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


19 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011Ospreyfest!Ospreys on Sanibel and Captiva are currently exhibiting courting and mating behavior (dating and mating) and will start incubating eggs in mid-January. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will present Ospreyfest! to celebrate this official beginning of the 2012 osprey breeding season. Ospreyfest! is sponsored by the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, with Baileys General Store as wine sponsor, and will take place at Traditions on the Beach at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 15. Prior to a delicious three-course dinner, created and served by the award-winning staff of Traditions, Dave Hortoon Horton will whip up impromptu drawings of ospreys for auction later in the evening. A silent auction will also take place prior to dinner, with osprey-related items including a nest with chicks etched into glass by Luc Century; a framed acrylic by Timothy Parker; a print of a Laura Ball acrylic; installation of a nesting platform by The International Osprey Foundation (TIOF); a Rick Zurbriggen photo on canvas; a signed, numbered print by Ikki Matsumoto; a photo by Terry Baldwin; a canoe adventure for two with Mark Bird Westall; a life-size osprey kite/ mobile; and an excursion to a number of active nests with a TIOF Nestwatch team; plus a gift basket including a $500 certificate from Lily & Company Jewelry Gallery. The highlight of the evening will be a live auction of Darryl Pottorfs stunning depiction of a young osprey, which is valued at $22,000 and on display at Bank of the Islands. After the auction, Burns will present The Story of Ospreys, with lifelike osprey calls performed by Bird Westall. All proceeds of the event go toward the care and feeding of wildlife patients at CROW. Additional sponsorships are available for $100 (Hatchling), $250 (Nestling), $500 (Fledgling admits two to the event) and $1,000 (Fish Hawk admits four.) Admission to Ospreyfest! is $75 per person and limited to 175 celebrants. For more information and to reserve your place, contact CROW volunteer Debbie Friedlund at 472-6667 or sanibelfl@hotmail.com. Darryl Pottorfs original osprey artwork 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 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201120 Sanibel Captiva GardenersThe 55th meeting of the Master Gardener Lecture Series will be held on Thursday January 5, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel Library. Our speaker is Dr. AD Ali, senior scientist at the Davey Tree Institute founded in 1880. His topic will be Good Gals, Bad Boys aka Good Bugs, Bad Bugs. As we transition into the dry season different species of insects emerge and affect our trees, palms, shrubs and flowering plants. Currently Sanibel is experiencing a new insect, the spiraling whitefly which is severely affecting the Gumbo Limbo and Ficus trees not to mention several scale species which are present year round. But not all insects are harmful to our plant life many insects are predators and attack and destroy the harmful insects. In fact the Dept of Natural Resources here on Sanibel has, in the past, obtained and released these predators to control/eliminate the harmful insect. Indiscriminate spraying will result in eliminating both the bad and good insects or worse produce resistant bad bugs. Dr. Ali has almost 30 years experience as a professional in the Green Industry and has earned a BS, MS and PhD. He has recently published a book on insects which is recognized as one of the most practical and valuable guides to identify the beneficial from the harmful insects. Dr. Ali provides educational support to offices and field staff in seven southern states, conducts research that has resulted in our 350 published scientific papers and has presented programs at over 300 conferences, seminars and workshops. He is an adjunct professor at Edison College and is widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic and articulate speakers in the aborculture field. He has written news columns and appeared on radio and TV both in Florida and California. The digital powerpoint images are remarkable and illustrate the subjects in full color. A few copies of his newest book will be available to purchase following the program. Free admission Open to the public seating is limited. Garden Club Auction Features Lots Of GoodiesSome lucky dog will celebrate her birthday in style if her owner bids on this birthday basket designed by Shell Islands Garden Club member Edie Ethridge. This is just one of many theme baskets being created by other members to be auctioned off at the garden club auction on Monday, January 9 starting with a hospitality hour at 5:30 p.m. at The Community House. At 6:30, gift baskets, donated items, gift cards and gardening supplies will be auctioned off or be drawn as door prizes. The following businesses have donated items or gift cards: Norris Home Furnishings, Sanibel Olive Oil Company, Gulf Gourmet, Sanibel Home Furnishings, Renes Jewelry, Floral Artistry, J. McLaughlin in Naples, Flower Shop of the Islands, Ace Forever Green and Bromeliads by Judy Hicks Garden club members will provide the gourmet appetizers and desserts. The cost is $5 at the door which includes one beverage and one door prize ticket. The proceeds from the auction will support such organizations as SCCF, CROW, ECHO, and Trails in Motion. For more information call Maggie Butcher, club president, at 395-0978. Gift basket for a lucky dog, designed by Edie Ethridge 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 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


21 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 Friday Lunch Hour Lecture At The Shell Museum Photographer Rob Masino discusses his shelling expeditions during The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums Friday Lunch Hour lecture on December 9. The next Lunch Hour lecture will be held at noon on January 13, and will feature Dr. Gary Schmelzs presentation entitled Wonder of the South Pacific Coral Reefs. For more information call 395-2233. 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 12/28/2011 Open Christmas Eve & Day Regular HoursShell Museum Sponsors Free Beach Walk If you want to burn off some of those Christmas cookies while learning about shells, the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums next Beach Walk will offer a program that is fun and fascinating for the whole family. Participants will meet at Gulfside City Park/Algiers Beach on Sanibel on Tuesday, December 27 at 9 a.m. Shell Museum volunteer Dotty DeVasure, a lifelong shelling expert, will give tips on finding and identifying mollusks as well as explain how they live, eat and move. During the Beach Walk (which lasts about an hour), Dotty will answer questions and help participants identify shells. The program is free, but parking fees ($2 per hour) will apply. Call Diane Thomas at 395-2233 for additional information. Live shells like this lightning whelk are often spotted during the Shell Museums monthly Beach Walk Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201122 CROW Case Of The Week: Two Anhingasby Emilie AlfinoTwo anhingas were found near a pond in Fort Myers on October 30. They came in to CROW together they had to, they were attached at the beaks with a large amount of monofilament line keeping them that way. One had already died by the time they arrived at CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife). CROW staff first freed the living bird from the monofilament line and the dead bird. It was really sad because I have a feeling they might have been mates; its hard to tell, said Robin Bast, CROW wildlife rehabilitator. Usually anhingas arent incredibly social. The live anhinga, now free, had some missing tail feathers and a wound on his tail probably from the same fishing material. He was incredibly dehydrated, weak and thin. Staff removed all of the remaining fishing line and gave the bird subcutaneous fluids for his dehydration, as well as vitamin B. Vitamin B helps a little with appetite and strength, Bast explained. We cleaned up the wound on his tail and applied SSD topical antibiotics. He was tube fed and we force fed him some smelt twice a day. We also started him on oral antibiotics to prevent any secondary infections from setting in. A few days later, on November 2, the anhinga was very active when he was put in the tub while staff was cleaning his cage and getting ready for treatment. He wasnt eating well inside. Sometimes patients will do that when theyre stressed, especially anhingas, said Bast. But he next day he was very active again and apparently decided he was going to jump out of the tub on his own. Anhingas are also called snake birds because of their long necks, which enabled Bast to see him peeking his head out of the shower curtain before she heard the splash as the bird jumped out of the tub. If they could speak, he would have said, Im done with this, thank you very much, Bast predicted. The anhinga graduated to the outdoor extended care enclosure, where staff would continue to monitor him closely because he wasnt eating on his own yet. Bast said this might have been due to stress and that being outside could help. Sure enough, that afternoon he started eating on his own. We try to keep the clinic as low stress as possible we use towels, we keep our voices low but its still not natural for a wild animal to be inside a clinic, so once theyre outside it can make a world of difference, Bast explained. Of course, when an animal is getting intense care, he has to be inside. The next day, November 3, the staff discontinued his medications. He was gaining strength and some weight. By the 13th, he was flying really well and was released. We didnt release him to the exact same spot because he had gotten into fishing line there, said Bast. Hopefully he can find another mate; he seemed really happy when we released him. The anhinga could have been going after a fish at the end of the line when the two birds got entangled. No one can say exactly how it happened, but it was lucky CROW could save even one of the birds in this case. And its a good reminder once again to always use proper disposals for fishing line PVC continued on page 23 Anhinga Anhinga 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:


23 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 Luau To Highlight Shell Museums FundraiserThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums annual Under The Sea benefit, with the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company as the Grand Sponsor, will be held under the stars and on the beach at The Island Inn on January 29 from 4 to 9 p.m. (Shuttle service will be available). The fun-filled evening will include a Polynesian luau with authentic Polynesian dancers, live music, a delicious Polynesian dinner catered by Traditions On The Beach and Baileys General Store, and lots of spectacular auction and raffle prizes. A new painting from Sanibels Myra Roberts entitled Aloha Mermaid will be auctioned, and it can be seen at the Sanibel Public Library on January 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. during a preview event presented by Evelyn Stewart of Adventures in Paradise. Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company president Terry Igo explained why the company wanted to participate as Grand Sponsor for the event. The great thing about Sanibel and Captiva is that there are always treasures to be discovered, he said. Many islanders dont realize that the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a one-of-a-kind, internationally-known museum, with the most extensive collection anywhere. Its a great educational experience right in our back yard. It brings us recognition, visitors and its a wonderful community asset. Tickets are $125 per person and you can make your reservations on the Events page at www.shellmuseum.org. If you would like to be an event sponsor or contribute auction/raffle prizes, contact Evelyn Stewart at 472-8443 or Aippsm@aol.com. From page 22Two Anhingaspipes for this purpose are installed at almost all fishing areas. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Visit www.crowclinic.org or call 472-3644. This painting by Myra Roberts will be one of many spectacular auction items available at the shell museums Under The Sea benefit luau January 29 at The Island Inn Lunch: 7 Days a Week Dinner: Monday Saturday, Sunday (starting January 15th) Monday Turkey Traditional Monday Turkey Traditional Wednesday German Traditional Wednesday German Traditional Sunday Liver & Onions (starting January 15th) Sunday Liver & Onions (starting January 15th) MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR CHRISTMAS EVE PRIX FIXE MENU MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR CHRISTMAS EVE 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 SUNDAY SUNDAY BRUNCH BRUNCH BEGINS NEW BEGINS NEW YEARS DAY YEARS DAY$25 adults $12 kids HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR4 6 Every Day 18 Beers On Tap Catering Available Executive Chef Sean Boller Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201124 Mullet Mayhemby Capt. Matt MitchellForget all that wishing for a white Christmas stuff and give me these nearperfect days we have had with highs in the low 80s and light winds. I cant think of anything I prefer to do Christmas week than riding 40 miles of crab pot lines along the beaches searching for that 20-pound plus tripletail and all while wearing shorts. My fingers are crossed for a Christmas day in the 80s. Other people having a great Christmas this year are the mullet fishermen, as they are reporting record catches. With all the outdoor TV reality shows like Deadlest Catch, Swamp People and Big Shrimpin, filming our local mullet run and the captains that chase them would make much better TV than any of those. The amount of mullet and boats chasing the mullet as the huge schools of fish make their way from the bay out through the passes and into the gulf was just plain crazy. I do not ever remember seeing so many mullet in at least the last 10 years as Im seeing right now. While fishing in a pass one day this week, I saw mullet so thick they bounced off the underneath of the boat and you could feel them running into your motor as you idled around. This huge amount of spawning mullet our estuaries produced this year is really a gauge of the health of our local waters. While out gulfside about a mile west of Captiva Pass this week, I came across 100-plus mullet boats all bouncing off each other while throwing cast nets to get in on the millions of balled-up fish right before they spawn. Cast nets were so full, it often took two or three guys to pull them in. Boats were filled to the gunnels. Some of these captains load their boats almost to the point of sinking to bring home the cash. With roe mullet selling for a $1.20 per pound, there are thousands of dollars per boat being made every day right now. It is rare this time of year that conditons are calm when this annual mullet run is happening. Traffic in my neighborhood on Pine Island is about as busy as it gets. When there is a police officer directing traffic and letting mullet boats on trailers out onto the main road from the boat ramp at 9 p.m., you know everyone is making mullet money right now. Semi-truck after semitruck goes on and off the island, leaving loaded with the roe mullet heading for the processing plant up near Tampa. Living on an island where a lot of residents make their income from fishing, and have for many generations, its great to see these guys catch a break. Any kind of commercial fishing is hard work and I have a lot of respect for anyone who can legally make a living doing it. The snook and redfish bite was a little slow for me this week. While out with clients, I ended up doing some other things to keep the rods bent. The best catchand-release snook action I found was right under my boat and around the docks at the marina in St. James City. When dumping my baitwell out at the end of a day, the snook were blowing up. Playing around after work one day, I caught one snook in the 30-inch range and saw a few real monsters in the 40-inch range laid up and feeding on shrimp tidbits. These fish are almost impossible to pull out of the pilings but they sure show how strong they are in such close quarters. Catch-and-release trout action was strong this week, with some bigger trout being caught in the super skinny water. I am also starting to consistently catch more and more flounder with a few keepers in the mix. There was also a lot of good catch-and-release gag grouper action in the bay. Almost every place I tried for snook and redfish produced a few gag grouper. These grouper move into shallower water during the winter and are quite often caught throughout the bay while targeting other species. Gag grouper season remains closed through March 31. The constant changes to the grouper regulations make a lot of honest fisherman poachers. I make my living fishing and find the new rules on grouper confusing at best. Im on the FWC website all the time and just cannot seem to stay up on the constantly changing grouper regs. To close recreational grouper fishing at all just does not make any sense to me as recreational anglers take such a small percentage of the annual catch in comparison to commercial boats. In my opinion, the gag grouper should be made a sport fish and closed to commercial fishing altogether. 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. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201126 An Inside Look At Wildlife Recovery The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW, and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital, cared for 4,111 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the more than 200 different species, 54 percent were birds, 38 percent mammals, and eight percent reptiles/amphibians/invertebrates. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation, visitors can see photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The CROW Picture Show is on Friday December 23 at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission for adults is $5, teens, $3, and free for members and children 12 and under. Admission includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore CROWs hands-on educational facility and become familiar with its efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 231. To learn more about CROW, visit www.crowclinic.org. IL TESORO RISTORANTE IL TESORO RISTORANTE Fine Italian CuisineFresh 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 OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE OPEN CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY & CHRISTMAS DAY REGULAR HOURS REGULAR HOURS 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 ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY TRAYS ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY TRAYS AND CHEESECAKES! AND CHEESECAKES! 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. 01/06/2012 (IS) Baby fawn being fed Baby otter being bottle fed Baby bobcat being fed photos courtesy of CROW Baby squirrel being fed An Evening At The MuseumThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum announces their An Evening At The Museum event Guests will have the opportunity to visit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum after hours from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24 and participate in an informal evening of shell education, door prizes, food and refreshments. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. All proceeds raised will help fund the museums educational programs. Visit the museums events page at www.shellmuseum.org to register in advance. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


27 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011Shell Museum Holds Science PresentationsDr. Steve Geiger of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. will be the BaileyMatthews Shell Museums first presenter in the 2012 Natural Science Lecture series at the museum, held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11. Dr. Geiger is a research scientist in the Marine Fisheries Research department and he has been employed with the State of Florida since 1988. He has worked in the Molluscan Fisheries group since 2001 and he has led the group since 2009. His current work focuses on shellfish monitoring and restoration, primarily scallops, hard clams and oysters. Dr. Geiger has published 13 peerreviewed articles and co-authored a book chapter on such topics as scallops, stone crabs, plankton dynamics, and Antarctic deep sea fish. He also has five years experience on crustacean fisheries research and four years of public outreach background. In 1986, he received his B.S. in marine science from Southampton College. He received his M.S. in 1993 and doctorate in 1999 from the University of South Florida. His masters research focused on the biology of juvenile tarpon and his doctoral research focused on zooplankton responses to changes in food supply. The Shell Museums Friday Lunch Hour series continues at noon on January 13 as world traveler and shell expert Dr. Gary Schmelz shares colorful sea life images during his Wonders of the South Pacific Coral Reefs presentation. Dr. Schmelz has led several Shell Museum-sponsored shelling and fossil excursions. Both lectures are free with museum admission or membership. Dr. Steve Geiger of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will give a lecture at the Shell Museum 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... 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com Basic Coastal Navigation ClassIf you consider our boating waters with a river, many islands and shallows, and consider the costs of going aground, you may realize the importance of this seminar taught by the San-Cap Power Squadron. It provides practical techniques to plan, navigate and check your progress on the water. You will develop situational awareness skills using your eyes and navigational tools to quickly locate your position on your chart. You also learn backup techniques if your GPS or other electronic equipment become suspect. To have fun boating, you must learn to navigate safely and comfortably. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201128 BEST KEPT SECRET BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE ISLANDS! ON THE ISLANDS! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel 239-395-2300 239-395-2300www.HungryHeron.com FRIDAY LOBSTER FEASTWhole Maine LobsterLimited Availability ALL-YOU-CAN-EATSPECIALSMONDAY NIGHT PRIME RIB includes baked potato and grilled vegetablesFISH FRY EVERY DAY Noon til closeincludes French fries and corn on the cobISLAND SHRIMP Noon til closeMix n match coconut fried or grilled includes French fries and corn on the cob$1695 $1995 $1795 All special offers good with ad, one per customer, coupons not good in conjunction with any other offer or c oupon, tax and gratuity added before discounts, expires 12-31-11. KIDS EAT FREEWith the purchase of one $15.95 and up entree Kids (10 and under) receive one free kids meal. Not valid with any other promotion or discount, Must present ad. 10% OFF FOODLunch or Dinner Every Day BEER BATTERED FISH N CHIPS BASKET$9.95 Every DayIncludes French fries and coleslawOPEN 7 DAYS! Palm Ridge RoadPeriwinkle WayW EHungry Heron Across from CVS Closed Christmas Eve 4 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve 4 p.m. Closed Christmas Day Closed Christmas DayTurtle Tracks At SCCFLearn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what SCCF is doing to protect them. SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff monitor every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches every morning from May 1 through the end of October, looking for tracks to nests laid the night before or nests that have hatched. The next Turtle Tracks program will be held on Thursday, December 29 at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations Nature Center, located at 3333 San-Cap Road. The program is free to SCCF members and children, or $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more information. Gator And Crocodile Tales At SCCF The Biology of Alligators and Crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Tuesday, December 27 at 10 a.m., come to SCCF and learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to see an alligator nest that hatched this summer. And yes, the female crocodile released on Sanibel last summer is still here. Did she nest this summer? Like all reptiles, eggs can be laid even if they have not been fertilized. Call SCCF, located at 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road, at 472-2329 for more information. Coyote And Bear Tales At SCCFOn Wednesday, December 28, come to SCCF and learn about two newcomer species to the islands. A coyote and a Florida black bear were documented on the island for the first time last winter. Come and learn about the behaviors of these two new species and how to live with them. Coyotes have now moved into every county in Florida. Both human and bear populations are growing in Florida. Eighty percent of a bears diet comes from insects and fruits. This program is free to attend for children and SCCF members, or $5 for adults. The program starts at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 472-2329 for additional information. Image of a green and loggerhead hatchling shown side-by-side The Sanctuary Golf course manager Kyle Sweet, who loves his alligators, took this photograph of a gator crossing a path Close up image of a Florida black bears faceEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


29 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 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. Sanibel Kids In Perform-a-thonThe Southwest Florida Music Teachers Associations Performa-thon was held on Saturday, December 10 at the Gulf Coast Town Center, featuring many of island resident and Mastersinger Jill Janda-Kanners Sanibel students. Zofia Costa, Jake and Riley Mann, and Anna Willis Jill Janda-Kanner and Anna Willis 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 GIFT CERTIFICATES!Book Signing with Carol Zall Lincoln January 14, 11 a.m. 1 p.m.The Strange Tale of the Determined Crocodile Illustrated by Randon T. Eddy To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 75th Annual SANIBEL SANIBEL SHELL FAIR SHELL FAIR & SHOW & SHOWMarch 1st ,2nd and 3rd


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201130 Artists Reception For Clyde Butcher Exhibit At BIG ARTSBIG Arts hosted an artists reception on December 17 for Clyde Butcher: Big Cypress Swamp The Western Everglades. This exhibit features photos taken by Butcher at Big Cypress National Preserve, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve and Corkscrew Swamp. 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. Clyde Butcher Exhibit supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. For more information about this exhibit, events at BIG Arts, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG Arts, call 395-0900, e-mail info@bigarts.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Deborah Butler, Clyde Butcher and Bea Pappas Joan Mickelson and Harriet Pattison Amy Nowacki and Robert Monk Dianna and Caroline Schultz Toni and Jim Ory 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! 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 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebook


31 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 Philip and Roberta Puschel with Jim and Mary LaVelle Daphne Hammond, Allan Kennedy and Isa EnglebergTim Zimmerman & The Kings Brass Part Of The 2011-12 Season Of Praise Concert Series Coming To Shell Point The Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community will welcome Tim Zimmerman & The Kings Brass for two evening performances in January. Both concerts will be held in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, with the first concert on Sunday, January 8 at 6:15 p.m. and the second concert on Monday, January 9 at 7:15 p.m. We love having Tim Zimmerman & The Kings Brass perform every year as part of our Season of Praise concert series, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. All of the musicians in this group are amazingly talented and skilled; their inspirational and entertaining concerts are always enjoyed by everyone.continued on page 42 The Kings Brass 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.. 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... National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2011 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best of the Islands BEST ICE CREAM 2010 2011 Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 2011 Talk of the Town for Customer SatisfactionOPEN DAILY 9AM-9PM Ask Us About Our Franchise Opportunities 362 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL (near the lighthouse.) Turn LEFT AT THE CAUSEWAY to Our Little GREEN Shop On the Corner. 239-472-6566 www.pinocchiosicecream.com Original Italian Ice Cream . I T S S I M N N O T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T E L L T H E B Pinocchios Pinocchios Gift Certificates, Gift Certificates, Ornaments & Scoopers Ornaments & Scoopers make great make great Stocking Stuffers Stocking Stuffers Stop in Stop in and and Taste the Flavors Taste the Flavors of the of the Season. Season. Home of the World Famous Sanible Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Home of the World Famous Sanible Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Open Dec 24th Open Dec 24th 9am 4pm 9am 4pm CLOSED CLOSED CHRISTMAS DA Y CHRISTMAS DAY Dec 25th Dec 25thIce Creams Gelato Sorbets Sherbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks Coffee Latte Cappuccino Espresso Pastry Gourmet Chocolates Gifts Fun Apparel Baby Gear To advertise in The Island Sun call 395-1213


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2200 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Florida 3395 7 Ti ckets: (239) 47 2 6862 and O NLINE at www.BI G ART S .or g s on S ponsor S ea s S how Sp onso r BIG ART S HERB STRAUSS THEATER DECEMBER 16 31 8 PM MONDAY SATURDAY $42; CHILD $20 SPECIAL NEW YEARS EVE PERFORMANCE & CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION A Cbtn Cfb Nr An Fbb S Rtt Plant SmartChristmas Berry Is No Gift To Floridaby Gerri ReavesThe prettily named Christmas berry is none other than the infamous and aggressive Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius.) This pretty pest plant is near the top of the list for damage to Floridas environment. Also known by the jolly moniker of Florida holly, this invader brings no holiday blessings, despite its physical attractiveness. Dont be deceived by those deep green leaves and bright red berries that make it popular for Christmas decorations in South Florida. A member of the cashew family, it is native to Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Since being introduced to Florida as an ornamental in the 1840s, it has flourished beyond comprehension and levied a hefty financial and environmental cost on the state. This dense evergreen shrub can reach tree heights and is common in undeveloped parcels and alongside ditches, where it and other highly invasive plants such as melaleuca enjoy free reign. Multi-stemmed and tangled, it dominates a landscape and shades-out other species, including some endangered ones. The paired leaflets are one to two inches long, making up leaves of five to eight inches long. The leaflets emit a pepperor turpentine-like odor when crushed. Clusters of tiny white flowers bloom in summer and fall. In winter, the drupes of red glossy berries appear. Birds and other wildlife eat them, thus aiding the noxious plant to spread. Because of Brazilian peppers destructive potential, it is illegal to cultivate it. In addition to being listed by the Floridas Exotic Pest Plant Council as a category-1 invasive, it is on the states official Noxious Weeds List, which makes it unlawful to introduce, multiply, possess, move or release it without a state permit. Other reasons to shun it? Contact with the plant, as when simply cutting it back, can cause serious dermatological and respiratory irritation no surprise, since its in the same family as poison ivy. The berries, if ingested by humans, induce vomiting. If Brazilian pepper is in your landscape, eliminate it. Contact the Lee County Extension Agency for information on ridding your landscape of this plant. (Sources: plants.ifas.ufl.edu, fleppc.org and floridata.com) Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Invasive Brazilian pepper, aka Christmas berry and Florida holly, flourishes in undeveloped parcels and along the borders of subdivisions photos by Gerri Reaves Pretty Christmas berries, but noxious 33 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201134 ArtFair At The Sanibel Schoolby Jeff LysiakStudents from The Sanibel School took part in the first annual ArtFair last Thursday evening at the schools open air courtyard. Some 170 individual pieces were exhibited. According to art teacher Tylor Stewart, the students kindergartners through 5th graders studied the painting techniques of famed artists Pablo Picasso, Georgia OKeeffe and Vincent Van Gogh. For ArtFair, each student was challenged to create their own masterpiece in the style of their favorite artist of the three. During last weeks event, parents were allowed to purchase their childrens works, which were framed prior to the exhibit. For each piece sold during ArtFair 2011, the school received $2. First grader Camryn Peach smiles while standing next to her artwork Kindergartener Amelia Gallo and her artwork Fourth grader Will Strange with his mother, Stephanie Brothers Lou and Max Vaughn show off their masterpieces Fifth grader David Gallo stands beside his Vincent Van Gogh-inspired painting Julia Holstons artwork John Jensens artwork Artwork on display at Thursdays ArtFair event.


35 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011Call To Artists For BIG ARTS Multiples ExhibitBIG ARTS invites artists to submit entries for its juried Multiples Exhibit, which will run from Thursday, January 19 through Monday, February 27. Entries may be delivered to BIG ARTS on Tuesday, January 17, from 9 a.m. to noon only and cannot be accepted prior to this receiving date and time. Juror is Lynn Loscutoff, author, artist and teacher, from Naples and Gloucester, Massachusetts. More information about this exhibit, including its prospectus, is available at BIG ARTS, located at 900 Dunlop Road, or online at www.BIGARTS.org. There will be a Jurors Talk held on Tuesday, January 17 at 2:30 p.m. A reception and awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All entries must include multiples of objects, subjects or images in one piece or connected pieces not exceeding 50 inches in any direction. An artist may submit up to two entries for consideration, and all work must be original and may not have been previously shown at BIG ARTS. Mechanically produced reproductions do not qualify. Wall art must be ready for hanging. The fee to enter up to two entries is $25 for BIG ARTS members and $35 for non-members. All work must be for sale. BIG ARTS retains 30 percent of proceeds of each sale, and artists are responsible for all applicable income taxes. No work shall be removed until the close of the show. Multiples Exhibit is supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore. For additional information about this exhibit, BIG ARTS events and membership, or to sign up for workshops, stop by BIG ARTS, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Out of the Jar VI Loose Change by Janet Mach Dutton Out of the Jar III Olives by Janet Mach Dutton Lighthouse CafWORLDS BEST BREAKFAST AND LUNCH Call Ahead Seating Carryout Available 362 Periwinkle Way 239-472-0303 (East End of Sanibel) Now Serving Dinner December Thru April Now Serving Dinner December Thru AprilBreakfast & Lunch All Day Dinner 5pm 9pm Eggs, Omelettes & Frittatas Hot Cakes French Toast Eggs Benedict Fresh Squeezed Juices Daily Fresh Fish (when available):Grouper, Ahi Tuna, Salmon, Yellow Tail Snapper and Triple Tail Served Potato-Onion Parm Crusted, Coconut Crusted, Blue Crab Crusted, Sweet Potato Crusted and More! Burgers, Ribs, Chicken, Steak & Pasta Home Made Soups, Beer & Wine List Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201136 Meet Dancing With The Islands Star Terry IgoEach week, the Sanibel Community Association presents a profile of one of the six contestants for this years Dancing with the Islands Stars. It is one of the islands favorite annual events now in its third season. Terry Igo is the president of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and has been managing client investment and trust relationships since the companys inception in 2001. A past board member of SCA, he serves as advisor to many area non-profit organizations and is currently a member of the board of trustees of Hodges University. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, he received his Bachelor of Science in business and economics in 1982 and worked for Pitney Bowes and then Merrill Lynch in Minneapolis-St. Paul. In the fall of 1989, at age 29, he embarked on a sixmonth solo journey backpacking around the world. Upon his return, he decided to move to Florida. He was an All-American athlete in college, a musician in an Irish pub band, and a competitive sailor. Now he enjoys gardening, reading history and philosophy, and spending quality time with his wife, Cristin, and their two daughters Maeve and Rose. Terry will take to the dance floor with professional dance instructor Jessica Hicks of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fort Myers in support of the mission of The Community House. Dancing with the Islands Stars is a two-day event at The Community House that begins with a rehearsal night on Friday, January 27 and is followed by the Gala on Saturday, January 28. Tickets are on sale now for the rehearsal night and Gala. To track Terrys progress along with other dancers, Raynauld Bentley, Katie Gardenia, Phaidra McDermot, Nicole McHale and Shara Weaver, visit us online at www.sanibelcommunityassociation.net or find us on Facebook. Rec Center Members Get Theater DiscountThe BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2200 Periwinkle Way, is offering Sanibel Recreation Center Member Show Rates for their production of Winter Wonderettes at a discount price for all City of Sanibel Rec Center members. Admission for Sanibel Recreation Center members (adult, senior) will be $36 (15 percent off of regular ticket prices). All participating members will need to present a valid Sanibel Recreation Center membership card (6 month or annual) or receipt of a valid daily/weekly pass to the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater Box Office when purchasing tickets. The discount ticket offer is good for the 8 p.m. showings at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater on Thursday, December 22 or Monday, December 26. Winter Wonderettes finds The Marvelous Wonderettes preparing for a special hometown holiday revue at Harpers Hardware. When Santa mysteriously turns up missing on the night of their performance, Wonderettes must combine their talent and spontaneity to distract from the absence of the jolly big guy in red. Festive tunes like Santa Baby and Jingle Bell Rock quickly warm the crowd, but when the chilling details explaining Santas sudden disappearance are discovered, the pressure is on for the girls to keep the Christmas spirit alive. LA Weekly calls Winter Wonderettes, The perfect Christmas revue the musical numbers crackle with energy and joy, and a Los Angeles Times review raves, If youre looking for festive entertainment this holiday season, turn yourself over to the wonderful Wonderettes. 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. 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37 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011Sing In The New Year With Winter Wonderettes At Herb Strauss TheaterThere will be a special New Years Eve performance of the critically-acclaimed musical Winter Wonderettes staged on Saturday, December 31 at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, located at 2200 Periwinkle Way. The evening will start with refreshments on the patio before the show, and there will be appetizers during intermission in the lobby. All are welcome to join in a round of Auld Lang Syne with the cast at midnight. A champagne and dessert reception with party favors will set the mood for a fun festive farewell of 2011. Tickets are $75 per person and the show begins at 9 p.m. Winter Wonderettes is set in the fictional town of Springfield in 1968, where the Marvelous Wonderettes have been asked to entertain at the holiday party for Harpers Hardware. Wonderettes Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy transform the hardware store into a winter wonderland for their audience of fellow employees, friends and family. But when Mr. Harper, who is meant to appear as Santa for the party, mysteriously turns up missing on the night of party, the Wonderettes must combine their talent and spontaneity to distract from the absence of the jolly big guy in red. Festive tunes like Santa Baby, Jingle Bell Rock and Santa Claus Is Comin To Town quickly warm the crowd, but when the chilling details explaining Santas sudden disappearance are discovered, the pressure is on for the girls to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Wonderettes Guest Director Michael Stanek says, Friendship, love and giving are all themes in the show. There is nothing more special to celebrate during this time of the year. A California production of Winter Wonderettes was described by LA Weekly as, The perfect Christmas revue ... the musical numbers crackle with energy and joy. Winter Wonderettes is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Show Sponsor The Royal Shell Companies. To purchase tickets and learn more about upcoming shows at BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, call the theater box office at 472-6862 or 395-0900, e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Annie Freres, Cassandra Nuss, Samantha Rotella and Anne Chamberlain photos by Nick Adams Wonderettes Annie Freres, Samantha Rotella, Anne Chamberlain and Cassandra Nuss $3.99CrystalDrinking Water24 pack yellow tail Wine $ $ 5. 5. 99 99 750 ml. $ $ 1. 1. 29 29 Lb. Shrimp Rings Assorted Sizes Corn Ears 3 for $ $ 2. 2. 00 00 D n e Florida Honey Bells Experience Taste! Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Open the hours you want 6am-10pm everyday Friendly Faces, Helpful Friendly Faces, Helpful Personalized Service Personalized Service s (239)472-9300 (239)472-9300 Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel Located at Periwinkle & Casa Ybel 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 1700 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL JerrysFoods.com JerrysFoods.com Ad Effective Dec. 22 Dec. 28 Ad Effective Dec. 22 Dec. 28 Stop in at Jerrys Stop in at Jerrys to pick up your Party to pick up your Party Trays in the Deli Trays in the Deli


39 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011Monday Night MovieUncle Boonmeeby Tanya HochschildBe prepared for a very different movie experience on Monday, January 2 at BIG Arts Monday Night Movie. This is a far cry from our western sensibilities and the frenetic multi-tasking lives most of us lead, and the plot packed Hollywood movies we are used to seeing. Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul forges a new filmic language, Slow Cinema, some have called it. It is a style that is meditative, downplaying plot in favor of mood and evocativeness. The shots are long and lingering compelling the viewer to notice every detail in the frame. Uncle Boonmee, winner of the Palme dOr 2010 Cannes Film Festival, is the story of a man who is desperately ill, contemplating reincarnation. He reflects on his life/lives through encounters with a variety of visitors. Boonmee owns a farm near the Laos border set among beautiful Thai jungle, and this is where he spends his final days with loved ones and is visited by the spirits of his dead wife and his long lost son, whose form is as a monkey ghost. As they trek through the jungle to visit a remote cave, he sees his previous lives pass before him. The movie touches on the violence that occurred in 1965 when the Thai military cracked down on communist sympathizers. Watching this movie, one is beguiled into suspending ones understanding of life and death and being carried along by the graceful dialogue and the matter-of-fact demeanors of the actors, whose Buddhist, magical thinking represents death as simply part of the circle of life. Joshua Rothkopf, critic from Time Out New York raved about this movie calling it a modern masterpiece. The movie shows at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 2 in Shein Hall at BIG Arts. Tickets are $8. 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. For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, call 395-0900, email info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Winter Academy Enters Second SeasonBIG ARTS Winter Academy returns for its second season on Sanibel in January, with courses in art, music, economics, international law and religion. Courses include: Great Composers and Their Music: From Bach to Brubeck with Professor Joanne Smith meets Fridays, January 6 to 27. Smith is a nationally known pianist and former professor of piano and pedagogy at the University of Michigan. International Law with Sidney Picker meets Wednesdays, January 11 to February 8. Picker is Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University Law School. He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from Saint Petersburg State University in Russia. The Psychology and History of Religion with Dr. Ran Niehoff meets Mondays, January 16 to February 13. Niehoff is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and has served as pastor on Sanibel. God Talk in the 21st Century with Dr. Ran Niehoff meets Fridays, February 3 to 17. Class is full; please call the office to add your name to wait list. The History of Music in the Holocaust with Tom Lewy meets Tuesdays, February 14 to 21. Lewy is a music historian who holds a Masters Degree in Opera from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Looking at Art with Deborah Butler meets Wednesdays, February 15 to March 7. Butler is a former professor of art history at Edison State College who will examine the ways in which we interpret art through her course. Issues in the Economics of Health & Health Care with Dr. Richard Arnould meets Mondays, February 20 to March 12. Arnould is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Illinois and serves as the Executive Director of the American Society of Health Economists. History of Jazz: The Early Years with Jack Bailey meets Fridays, March 2-16. Bailey is a former New York Times executive who also teaches jazz history at the Chautauqua Institute. The Narrative Moment: Storytelling in Literature and Art with Anne-Marie Bouch meets Fridays, March 2 to 23. Bouch is an Associate Professor of Art History at Florida Gulf Coast University who holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University. Thinking Creatively with Doug MacGregor meets Tuesdays, March 6-27. MacGregor is an editorial cartoonist whose work is published regularly in the The NewsPress and has appeared also in USA Today. The Changing Story of Art with Deborah Butler meets Wednesdays, March 21 to April 11. All courses meet at BIG ARTS Center. Enrollment in each class is limited to 30 persons. The full Winter Academy schedule is available online at www.BIGARTS.org. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. For more information about Winter Academy and BIG ARTS workshops, classes, membership and events, 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. 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 Get Creative by Doug MacGregor


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201140 ArtFest Fort MyersArtFest Fort Myers, a juried fine arts festival featuring 215 national artists, high school art competition, interactive arts, childrens crafts, fine food and entertainment, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. This is a free event coming to Downtown Fort Myers along Edwards Drive, between Heitman and Lee. Dedicated to providing art enrichment to our community, ArtFest Fort Myers is particularly attuned to supporting art education programs and this season those programs will be supported in an exciting and unique way. The Share for Education Piggy Bank Raffle, sponsored by IBERIA Bank and held over ArtFest weekend, will showcase nine one of a kind hand painted/ embellished piggies. These themed piggies, painted by local artists, will be filled with fabulous gift certificates, with values ranging from $800 to $1,600, and the Grand Prize Piggy includes a trip for two to New Orleans. Over festival weekend, patrons can purchase raffle tickets for the piggy of their choice and random drawings will determine the lucky winners on Sunday afternoon. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Piggy Bank Raffle go directly to the ArtFest Fort Myers art education programs. Arts education has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of children and will actually increase overall academic performance, said Sharon McAllister, Executive Director of ArtFest Fort Myers. We rely on the support of our patrons and appreciate the partnership with IBERIA Bank, as we increase funding for art programs targeted at elementary aged students. An enhanced after school art program for numerous elementary schools and Boys & Girls Club locations is funded by proceeds from the raffle. Reaching over 300 after school students and approximately 200 Boys & Girls Club participants in 2011, with supplies and instruction for creative projects, made the Art Clubs a huge success. With your support, ArtFest can make an even bigger impact in 2012. Check our website at www. ArtFestFortMyers.com for a sneak peak at this seasons piggies and the wonderful prize packages they contain. Some masterpieces take a lifetime to acquire find yours in a weekend at ArtFest Fort Myers! Admission to ArtFest Fort Myers is free due to the generous support of its sponsors. Adjacent parking lots, street parking and city garages will be open. Look for directional signs. For more information, visit www. ArtFestFortMyers.com Piggy Bank RaffleEnglish Country DancingLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Dress is casual; wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Partners are not necessary at this family-friendly activity, which features live music, and beginners are always welcomed. Dancing is simple, easy, usually elegant and occasionally raucous but is always fun! Instruction will take place on Tuesdays from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. (year round) at the Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center, located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. The centers phone number is 239-432-2154. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center.For more information, contact Gillian Carney at 239-603-9828 or send an e-mail to fortmyersdancers@hotmail.com. Ikki And Polly Matsumoto Receive Rotary Paul Harris Fellow AwardsThe Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. This Fellowship was established in his honor to express appreciation for substantial contributions to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation. Rotarians also designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of Rotary. Ikki and Polly Matsumoto, international artists, were both awarded Paul Harris Fellow Awards at Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Clubs holiday party in special appreciation for the ways in which their lives have exemplified the true spirit of Rotary. For many years, they have unselfishly provided artwork, time and talent to Rotarys fundraising efforts. For over a decade, Ikki has graciously allowed the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary to use one of his unique Florida bird designs on the Sanibel-Captiva Arts and Crafts Fair souvenir T-Shirts and with doing so, has allowed the club to raise considerable funding for our many Rotary humanitarian projects locally and internationally. For the past three years, he has also contributed a design for Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club holiday cards. Both Ikki and Polly have participated in our Annual Arts & Crafts Fair and have contributed to the success of this event, year after year. Thank you, Ikki and Polly, from all your friends at Rotary! 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41 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 E E njoy Beachfront Casual Dining 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 at 4 p.m. I talian & Mediter r a n ean Cuisine Rest a u a nt, Full Bar and Lounge Christmas Dinner at Traditions! Joe and Marvilla Joe and Barbara Call today to secure your table! u u a r a Join us for Live Music and Dancing! Call today for our entertainment schedule. Located inside the Historic Island Inn 3111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Book ReviewZane Grey: Romancing The Westby Max FriedersdorfIf you are old enough to remember Riders Of The Purple Sage, Randolph Scott and Buster Crabbe, this book is definitely for you. Riders Of The Purple Sage was written in 1912 by Zane Grey. I recently re-read this classic which holds up quite well, capturing the mystery, romance and spacious landscapes of the American Southwest. Biographer Stephen J. May has written a fascinating life story of Grey, tracing his career as a New York dentist to a best-selling western novelist, a classic case of breaking away from domineering parents and following your hearts desire, supported and encouraged by a loving spouse, in this case a sweet girl named Dolly. A native of Zanesville, Ohio, named for a Revolutionary War ancestor, Zane Grey had always wanted to be a writer. His father tore up his first manuscript as a waste of time, and as a young man his walls were papered with rejection slips. After editors at Harper & Brothers unanimously rejected Riders Of The Purple Sage, Grey hopped on a train to New York and convinced the company vice-president to read the manuscript himself. Within a week the vice-president and his wife had both read the book, and gave fulsome praise. The book burst upon the literary scene in 1912 and was gobbled up by the public, becoming an instant and enduring western classic. Although he had never been further west than Chicago, Grey had an insatiable curiosity about the desert and the mountains. He made repeated trips to Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado, eventually moving to California where by the time he died in 1939, he had written 89 books, 56 of which were western novels. Greys novels are action-packed adventures with themes of morality, heroism, self sacrifice, honor and chivalry. They often involve a beautiful damsel in distress; a laconic, slow-talking, fastdrawing cowboy, and a villain so evil he must die. Greys career peaked in the 20s and 30s as Hollywood switched from silent films to talkies. More than 100 feature films were made from Zane Grey novels. Actors appearing in these westerns included William S. Hart, Richard Dix, Noah Beery, Sr., Tom Mix, George OBrien, Randolph Scott {Scott came west for his health and got his start in Zane Grey westerns), Larry Buster Crabbe, John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Zane Grey, Romancing The West by Stephen J. May. Ohio University Press, Athens. Paperback, 180 pages, 15 photos, one map. 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 12/30/11 $14.99 BUY ONE ICE CREAM GET ONE FREE To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201142 Local Cartoonist Book SigningFlorida cartoonist Dave Horton will be signing copies of his latest release, Welcome to Florida, on Monday, December 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MacIntosh Books, 2407 Periwinkle Way. Horton, who creates his unique cartoons under the pen name Hortoons, is well known throughout Southwest Florida from his syndicated cartoons that appear weekly in a number of regional newspapers. His style is best described as irreverent and slightly akimbo. Welcome to Florida contains more than 200 cartoons and a sketches section near the end of the book that provides a window into how Horton comes up with his zany ideas. Like his two previous titles, Sanibel Islands Cartoon Book and Sanibel Islands Second Cartoon Book, Horton continues his focus on raccoons, sharks, alligators, no-see-ums and their humorous relationship with natives and tourists. The book was published by Indigo Press on December 8. Indigo Press also publishes works by Sanibel author Charles Sobczak. Stop by MacIntosh Books and get your personalized copy of the funniest little book you will ever own. For additional information about this new release go to www. hortoon.com or call 472-1447. From page 31ZimmermanBack by popular demand, Tim Zimmerman & The Kings Brass will perform at Shell Point and audience members will be privileged to participate in live video recordings of the Kings Brass concerts. Renowned for their presentations of hymn classics with a contemporary flair, the Kings Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. Each instrument blends together to create a show of innovative worship for the enjoyment of all generations. Tickets are available for purchase at $10 each, and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/villagechurch/events. To receive additional information about the concert series, call 239-454-2147. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com At Casa Ybel Resort 239.472.9200 www.thistlelodge.com Thistle Lodge 2255 West Gulf Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 Christmas 2011 Native Fruits Imported Cheese & Antipasto Platter Raw Bar Shellfish Selections Little-Neck Clams, Green Lip Mussels Snow Crab Clusters, Gulf Shrimp Variety of Fresh Seafood Salads, Ceviche and Smoked Fish Fresh Salad Selection Chefs Assorted Artesian Breads Pasta Station Fettuccini, Angel Hair Traditional Marinara, Basil Pesto Cream, Roasted Red Pepper, Buerre Blanc, Classic AlfredoShe-Crab Bisque Crab-Corn Relish Chef-Carved Oven Roasted Turkey Roulade Sage Dressing Dried Cherry-Cranberry Relish Honey Smoked Ham Steak Garlic Studded Prime Rib of Beef Veal Jus Lie Cherry Raisin-Myers Rum Glaze Lobster & Crab Stuffed Sole Classic French Sauce Nantua Buttermilk Whipped Russet Potatoes Forest Mushroom & Wild Rice Pilaf Portabella, Morel, Chanterelle, Oyster Creamy-Sweet Corn Souffl Garlic Roasted Vegetables Karinas Famous Apple Crisp Hot Caramel Sauce Figgy Pudding Crme Anglaise Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Whipped Cream Chefs Assorted Mini-DessertsSunday, December 25th 12:00pm-8:00pm $54.95 per Adult $24.95 for Children 10 and under. New Years Eve 2011 AppetizersMarinated Shrimp with Champagne Buerre Blanc 16Oysters Rockefeller 14SoupLobster and Corn ChowderButternut Squash BisqueSaladsTraditional Knife & Fork CaesarCrisp Romaine Hearts, House Made Dressing, Reggiano Parmigiana, Crostini House Baby Mixed Green Salad Raspberries, Mandarin Segments, Goat Cheese, Toasted Hazelnut VinaigretteEntreesHerb Crusted Lamb Porter House Chops 55 Fines Herb Potato Gratin with Asiago & Crme Fraiche, Mixed Baby Vegetables, Warres Port Wine Demi-GlaceBlackened Yellowtail Snapper Filet 50 Lobster, Crab and Leek Ragout, Mixed Baby Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes 16oz Bone in Ribeye 55 Mixed Baby Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Zinfandel Reduction Pan Seared Sea Bass 55 Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Mixed Baby Vegetable, Lemon Buerre Noisette Grilled Filet Mignon & Lobster Tail 65 Fines Herb Potato Gratin with Asiago & Crme Fraiche, Mixed Baby Vegetable, Red Wine Demi-Glace, Pink Peppercorn ZabayonDessertsMolten Chocolate Lava CakeRaspberry Coulis, Whipped Cream, Fresh Mint Key Lime Cheesecake Whipped Cream, Fresh Raspberry, Mint Warm Granny Smith Apple Crisp Cinnamon Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce, Whipped CreamSaturday, December 31st 5:00pm-10:00pm Ring in the New Year with famed musician Robert Mosci through Midnight


43 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 January Events At The Sanibel Public LibraryEnjoy a movie and popcorn at the Sanibel Public Library while watching our feature presentations. January features are The Shawshank Redemption showing on January 3 at 2 p.m., and Mamma Mia! showing on January 16 at 2 p.m. The January Book Discussion Group will meet on January 25 at 2 p.m. to discuss Major Pettigrews Last Stand by Helen Simonson. The 2011-12 Author Series features the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan, the author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Ms. Egan will appear at the library on January 19. Paul Theroux, novelist, essayist and travel writer, will appear on January 30. Tickets for An Evening with Paul Theroux will be released on December 30 at 9 a.m. Tickets for the Author Series are available at no charge to Sanibel Public Library cardholders. One cardholder per person, two tickets per card. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis. Eyewitness To History with Duane E. Shaffer be held on Thursday, January 26 at 2 p.m. The topic will be The Construction of the U.S.S. Monitor. Adult Programs January 3 at 2 p.m. Ethiopia, the Land of Contrasts with Scott Martel January 13 at 2 p.m. Improving Your Memory with Karen Headlee January 13 at 2 p.m. The Hows and Whys of Organized Genealogical Research with Carolyn Ford January 17 at 2 p.m. German Genealogical Society of Lee County with Joanne Ryder January 23 at 2 p.m. Sanibel Sunset Detective book signing with local author Ron Base January 24 at 2 p.m. Thomas Edison with Holly Shaffer January 26 at 2 p.m. The Life of Louis Pasteur with Robert Krasner January 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. eBook Roadshow, featuring eBook readers, smartphones, iPads, iPhones and other devices. Get pointers from library staff and vendors in the Technology area of the library. Library programs are offered at no charge and are funded in part with generous support of the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. For information on the Foundation or to contribute, please contact the library at 472-2483. The Sanibel Public Library will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26, but will be open on Saturday, December 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday Open Mic At The BeanThe end of the year 2011 will be celebrated on Friday, December 30 between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. with a Holiday Open Mic reading at The Bean on Sanibel. Writers, residents and visitors to the islands are invited to celebrate the outgoing year and greet New Year 2012 by reading and listening to original and favorite selections of poetry and prose. For the last 10 years, Open Mics at The Bean, located at 2240 Periwinkle Way, have become very popular throughout the entire Southwest Florida region. Poets and writers from Fort Myers, Florida Gulf Coast University, Charlotte and Collier County as well as writers from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Europe and Latin America have participated in the Open Mic events. Open Mic readings are informal. The only requirements are that performers sign the Readers List and limit their reading time to five minutes. If you choose not to read, you are welcome to listen. Please come and share this entertaining afternoon with us. For further information, call Joseph Pacheco at 472-1280 or The Bean at 395-1919. ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ated by : Follow us on acebook Mahi-Mahi! Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201144 Lab Theater One Flew Over The Cuckoos NestA classic comedy/drama about what happens when a charming rogue disrupts a mental ward will be presented by The Laboratory Theater of Florida. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest by Dale Wasserman will be presented at the theaters new home on Second Street, located in downtown Fort Myers. This play takes a fascinating look at how society used to view and treat mental illness, as well as how so-called subversive characters are kept in line. To stage this famous play during todays similar climate of social and political uneasiness makes it very relevant to modern audiences, said director Nykkie Rizley. The cast includes mental health professionals and instructors for teens with behavioral issues, so we have a strong background in bringing the characters to life. This isnt theater, its therapy. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest by Dale Wasserman is based on the book by Ken Kesey that was made into a movie starring Jack Nicholson. The main character, R. P. McMurphy, manages to bring a dreary and harsh mental ward to life, but he threatens the authority there leading to a dramatic showdown with Nurse Ratched. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest will be presented January 13 through January 28 at 8 p.m. at 1634 Woodford Avenue, on the corner of Second Street and Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on January 22. Tickets are $20, and $10 for students. Call 239-218-0481 or visit www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. In addition, the theaters Speakers Series will feature mental health professionals leading discussions on shock therapy, lobotomies and modern innovations in mental health. The Speakers Series evening will be held at the theater on Tuesday, January 10 at 7 p.m. Delicious snacks will be provided by Lush French Bakery. Admission is free to theater members and $5 to non-members. Millers Trouper To Make Debut At Island Book NookThe Island Book Nook presents Troupers book debut on Wednesday, December 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Island author Kyle Miller will be signing her childrens books, including the new Trouper The True Adventures of a Blind Raccoon: The Beginning, along with Miss Dot Lee and Trouper the blind raccoon. Photo opportunities with Trouper will be available for the kids. Stop in to meet Trouper, the island ambassador, and learn about Troupers Teachings its all about respecting the islands wildlife. The Island Book Nook is located at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Suite #11 on Sanibel. Ethiopia: The Land Of ContrastsOn Tuesday, January 3 beginning at 2 p.m., the Sanibel Public Library will host a presentation by Scott Martell. This very special program, titled Ethiopia: The Land Of Contrasts, is a fun, historical and cultural portrayal of a country that is not simply a clich for war, drought, famine and poverty. Scott Martell moved to Sanibel in 1983 to work as a newspaper reporter. Hes been a writer and editor since then with various organizations, including the island newspapers, Fort Myers NewsPress and WCGU Public Media. Martell has served on a variety of local boards, including CROW, The Sanibel School, Sanibel Community Association, Pirate Playhouse and Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. He was called to Ethiopia to work for Project Mercy in 2006, and is now affiliated with New Mission Systems International. There is no charge to attend the program and it is open to everyone. The Sanibel Public Library is located at 770 Dunlop Road. Call 472-2483 for more information. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Under New Ownership S erving l unc h starting a t 5. F ull d inner men u $ $ $ $ IT S BA C K!! A ND SEAFOOD BUFFET EVERY WED. NIGHT @ 4 PM G R A A DULT S $ 1 7. 99 KIDS 1/2 PRICE ( 10 & under ) r r FIND US Seafood, Steaks & Pastas Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11 OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS EVE RESERVE NOW FOR NEW YEARS EVE5pm, 7pm, 9pm Seatings $50-$75 per person FOUR COURSE DINNER MUSIC & DANCING12984 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 239-433-4449 EVERY DAY EARLY BIRD 4 pm 6 pmTwo Dinners for $19.99Michael Bratta & Brenda Biddle invite you to Wine, Dine & Relax in our newly renovated dining room.LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLYDance Floor Try Our Chicago Favorite Chicken Vesuvio HAPPY HOUR 4 pm 6:30 pm 1/2 price drinks and discount appetizers SERVING LUNCHMon-Fri 11 am 4 pm Dinner 7 days 4 pm closeBennigans, Biddles & now Brattas has never tasted so good!!! LUNCH COUPONBuy One Lunch Entre Get One FREE Up to $9Not valid with any other coupon or promotion. Not valid on holidays. Exp. 12/30/11Go to our website for additional coupons www.brattasristorante.comIf You Liked Biddles on Summerlin, You will LOVE Brattas on 41


45 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011Tales of Neptunes Treasures Sanibels Other Museumsubmitted by Rhys Llewellyn Readers who lived on or visited Sanibel prior to 2009 may remember Neptunes Treasures, the second-story shop in the Tree Tops Centre, directly across Periwinkle Way from the Dairy Queen. Often called Sanibels other museum, first-time visitors were amazed by the quantity and variety of items on display, all of which were for sale: rare and unusual sea shells, fossilized sharks teeth, mammoth and mastodon bones, Spanish treasure coins, pre-Columbian pottery, American Indian arrowheads, Civil War artifacts, antique bottles and the worlds largest horse conch (now at home in The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum). Regular patrons would find something new to marvel at on every visit, thanks to ongoing acquisitions by the enthusiastic and charismatic co-owners, Ed and Jackie Hanley. For 25 years, the Hanleys entertained and educated those customers who took the time to read the store items handwritten data cards and to listen to Ed as he shared stories of his various adventures. Eventually, both Ed and Jackie became too ill to manage this natural history showroom alone, so they asked my wife Brandy and I, seasonal residents of Sanibel, to help. After Ed became paralyzed from a stroke, he again turned to us, this time asking us to keep the store open until its entire inventory could be sold. It was an enormous task, but how could we refuse? After 11 months of managing the store and dealing with hundreds of appreciative customers, we closed the doors to Neptunes Treasures for the last time in September 2008. The following year, Jackie passed away; Ed was inconsolable. Knowing Eds love of storytelling, I offered to help him write his autobiography, which cheered him considerably and gave him a purpose again. It was a huge undertaking, but Tales of Neptunes Treasures is finally in print. Ed has led a very interesting and adventurous life, so he had a very good story to tell. He moved to Fort Myers after he returned from military service overseas, but his love of the sea began at a young age. As a child, he collected various things, but when you take a naturalborn collector and put him in Fort Myers, he invariably turns to seashells. Ed became one of the first certified divers in the Fort Myers area, collecting shells locally, in the Florida Keys, and in the Caribbean. Initially, he was selling all the shells wholesale to shell shops in the area. Eventually, he opened his own shop on Sanibel. His interest then widened to include fossils and artifacts of all types in his store, some of which he collected himself diving or digging. He soon became a well-known, very knowledgeable raconteur, fascinating his customers with stories of how he acquired whatever they were interested in buying or even if they were just looking. Neptunes Treasures really was like a museum but continued on page 47 Ed Hanley with his book and the olive shell named after him $7 Value Lunch10 Items to Choose From! Includes Drink!(Must Present This Ad) HERE! Find Us on Facebook


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201146 Pulitzer Prize Winner To Deliver Lectureby Andrew StansellThe Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University announced that its annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Weekend will be held on February 17 and 18. This years guest lecturer will be Mary Oliver, the celebrated winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Lannan Foundation Literary Award, and the National Book Award for poetry. The Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture is a signature event of the Center that brings public intellectuals to discuss issues such as sustainability, ethics, democracy and literature. This years lecture will be a poetry reading with commentary, and will be held at Saint Michael and All Angels Church, located at 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel on Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. Oliver is widely recognized for her lyrical poems that use vivid imagery to portray the natural world. The center chose Oliver for this years lecture because her poetry renders the gravity, grace and beauty of the ordinary world and inspires a universal sense of wonder. Much like Rachel Carsons unparalleled contributions to human understanding of our environment, Olivers work has inspired deep appreciation for the wildness and beauty of the nature. The 8th annual fundraising celebration will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sanibel Island beachfront home of Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer. This is the major fundraising event for the center and helps to further its sustainability initiatives locally and globally. The lecture will be free and open to the public. Seats will be reserved for contributors to the celebration. Invitations to the lecture and fundraising celebration will be mailed out in early January to the centers mailing list. Contact the center by e-mail at cese@fgcu.edu or by phone at 590-7166 if you would like to be added to the mailing list. Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownChristmas Sunset On Sanibel Islandby DL BrownOn the lonely beach the wind is wild and cold crimson sun smiles beneath gray clouds that hide then filter rays to the sea rim white foam splashes from waves that roll ashore sea gulls dive, ibis stroll teal-blue sea beckons to the distant edge the golden globe drops down melts into the sea and is gone orange-red bands glow light softens, darkness surrounds December days roll on with one we name the day that Jesus came Don Brown, retired architect and native Floridian, is author of Florida Scrub Country, Joy in the Moment and Passage Through Mangroves, poetry books available from the Sanibel and Captiva Libraries. His books can be browsed online at iUniverse.com/bookstore He is poet laureate of the MIT Class of 1951. Mary Oliver photo by Rob Howard 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.eduEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Historic Sanibel & Captiva Islands: Tales Of ParadiseThe 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. 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47 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 From page 45Neptunes Treasuresa museum where you could actually buy the exhibits. By the time Ed and I started working on his book, he was in an assisted-living apartment in Fort Myers. He talked to me about his early childhood, his time in the military and, of course, his diving adventures to collect shells. I came away with many exciting stories; I actually believe Ed has had nine lives and so will readers when they see the many close calls he escaped. The book includes all the articles Ed wrote years ago for the Sanibel-Captiva Shoppers Guide. Each week, he would write about a different seashell that was local to Sanibel and occasionally he would write an article about one of his adventures. Ed illustrated all the articles himself; these illustrations are also included in the book. While I was working on the book in Colorado during the summer of 2010, the external hard drive that held Eds story suddenly stopped working. I was sick! It turned out to be a mechanical failure that led to quite an expensive and prolonged recovery process a very hard lesson to learn about backing up computer files. When the book was published, my wife and I threw Ed a small party in the conference room of his assisted-living facility. He was teary-eyed when I gave him the book and said he wished Jackie was alive to see it. She had always encouraged him to write his life story. We also gave him a framed photograph of the olive seashell that was named after him -Oliva hanleyorum. He had never seen the actual shell or even a picture of it. That was a thrill for him. The book, which is 368 pages and sells for $19.95, will be available at MacIntosh Books on Sanibel by January 9. Alternatively, information on ordering by mail can be found at www.thesnowbirdpress.com. Of course, Ed and I hope a lot of people will buy and enjoy his book. Copies are already in England, Australia, Germany and Italy, as well as many areas in the United States. Ed is even selling copies right from his wheelchair. Ever the entrepreneur! For me, though, it has already accomplished what Id hoped it would, and that is to give back to Ed a little of what he has given me and so many others an appreciation of what we have on Earth and the spark to continue the journey. Emilie Alfino contributed to this story. N ellie s U p stairs Wat e rsid e BarHappy Hour All Day, Everyday with Live musi c t oo! L Snacks in Between 11am-10pm, Plus Live MusicFREE with Dock Attendants Assistance 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., 30, 2011 MAKE YOUR NEW YEARS EVE PLANS WITH NERVOUS NELLIES! MAKE YOUR NEW YEARS EVE PLANS WITH NERVOUS NELLIES! Library To Host Local Artists Preview ShowBailey-Matthews Shell Museum board of trustees member Evelyn Stewart of Adventures in Paradise is sponsoring an Under The Sea preview reception for artist Myra Roberts at the Sanibel Public Library on Friday, January 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This will give those in attendance an opportunity to view Roberts new painting entitled Aloha Mermaid that was created exclusively for the BaileyMatthews Shell Museums Under The Sea Polynesian luau benefit on January 29 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Island Inn. The artwork will be available for bidding during the luaus live auction. Roberts will display several other shell-related paintings at the library, located at 770 Dunlop Road. Her original, vintage-style art portrays the things people love about Florida: palm-fringed beaches, blue-green water, sea turtles, bathing beauties and tropical scenes. Roberts work hangs in private and public art collections across the United States and Europe, including the Robert Rauschenberg estate on Captiva Island. Book Sale At The Sanibel Public LibraryThe Saniel Public Library, located at 770 Dunlop Road, will be holding its $1 For A Bag Book Sale beginning on Monday, January 2. Bring your reading wish list and fill up a bag or two (or more)! Proceeds from the book sale go to the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. to help support the library. For additional information, call 4722483. Sanibel artist Myra Roberts painting Aloha Mermaid will be available for viewing at an Under The Sea preview party at the Sanibel Public Library on January 6Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 26 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA DECEMBER 23, 2011 B BSECTION12th Annual New Years Day Polar Bear PlungeOn Sunday, January 1, the SanibelCaptiva Chapter of the National Polar Bear Club will hold its 12th annual meeting at the crack of noon at Tarpon Bay Beach (the south/gulf end of Tarpon Bay Road). Parking for 89 cars is available at the city lot. Display your current sticker or pay the parking fee. The meeting will begin with the singing of the traditional Polar Bear anthem by the cubbies (first-timers), juveniles (onetime previous dippers) and seasoned adult bears (those who took the plunge in previous years). Following the anthem, the Polar Bears will enter the icy gulf waters backwards, facing the huge crowd of supporters, onlookers, tourists and mice (those who wished they had the courage to join in). Following various bear-frolicking activities in the water and the traditional Polar Bear group huddle/hug (a body-warming activity), all participants will receive a free membership card and a certificate suitable continued on page 25B Papa Bear John Carney raises a toastKiss 2011 Goodbye At The Rec CenterOn December 31, beginning at 8 p.m., the community is invited to attend the third annual New Years Eve party at the City of Sanibel Recreation Center. This years theme is Kiss 2011 Good-Bye. With something for everyone, this family-friendly event draws 400 to 500 people annually. Three strolling professionals will perform magic acts, ventriloquism, and juggling from 8 p.m. At 9:45 there will be a stage show with the performers. Items on the menu include seafood from Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market; wraps from Cips Place; deli subs from Dietz & Watson; fresh fruit and veggies from Baileys General Store; hot dogs from the Lazy Flamingo II; chicken fingers from George & Wendys Corner Grill; pepperoni and cheese pizza from Island Pizza; milkshakes from Cheeburger Cheeburger; gourmet coffee and tea from the The Coffee Bar@Baileys; mini donuts from The Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory; cake, cookies and soda from Jerrys Foods; Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen; fresh juices from Sun Harvest Citrus; chips and pretzels from 7-Eleven Food Stores, and Water from Costco. Adult tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door); youth ages seven to 17 are $12 in advance ($15 at the door); kids six and under are free. There will be games for the kids, a variety of entertainers, and a DJ spinning tunes for dancing. Tween Waters Inn has donated an electronic board for adult Bingo in the Pelican Room. The number of players is limited to 65 chairs with 35 games. Players will vie for prizes valued at over $8,000. A Bingo purchase at $85 per player includes admission to the New Years Eve party, entertainment, food and beverages. You can view the list of the prizes at the recreation center or online at mysanibel.com. Tickets can be purchased at the recreation center, next to The Sanibel School, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Last year, Bingo was sold out so buy your tickets early. As midnight draws closer, hats and horns will be distributed. At 11:45 p.m., the winning 50/50 raffle ticket will be drawn. Raffle tickets are six for $5. The winner gets 50 percent of the pot and the other 50 percent goes to the financial assistance program. The jackpot is already building and $4,000 or more is expected for the pot this year. Buy your raffle tickets at the recreation center or at continued on page 32B Bring The Whole Family For Holiday Mini Golf The 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 December 26 to 29 for 18 holes of mini golf fun. With twists and turns, and 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. Open play is Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children. There will be two putting tournaments Thursday with cash prizes awarded: 1 p.m. registration for 1:30 start; and 6 p.m. registration for 6:30 start. Cost is $50 per two-person team in advance, $60 at the door. Each year, businesses and islanders, led by Toni Lapi, come together to transform The Community House into a unique golf course, in support of The Community House and its mission to enrich community spirit through educational, cultural, and social gatherings. Birdie sponsorships are available at $100, Eagle sponsorships are $150. Sponsor benefits include free passes. There will be daily prizes, popcorn, and refreshments. Marge Meek, president of the Sanibel Community Association said, This is a great time for families during the holiday to come to The Community House and play golf with the islanders and visitors. This is the only time you can play miniature golf on Sanibel. For more details, call 472-2155 or visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Kids Raising Funds For Refugesubmitted by Meagan Witthauer, age 11, and Hannah Witthauer, age 10Every year after Christmas, our family travels to Sanibel because it is one of our favorite vacation spots. We have been going there since we were little. The highlight of our trip is always biking and kayaking through the Ding Darling Nature Refuge. When we were little, our parents pulled us on the burley rider. Now we get to peddle our own bikes on the nature trail and look for alligators and island birds. This year, we decided to give back and raise donations for the refuge by having a lemonade stand. Our Pop Pop was ready for the adventure and helped us get permission to set up the stand. We decided that we could raise more money if we offered free continued on page 25B Meagan Witthauer, Hannah Witthauer, Georgia Bray, Liam Bray, Bill Bray and Georgiana Bray


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 20112B American Legion Post 123 EventsHappy Holidays to all from everybody at American Legion Post 123! The Legion will be open on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 and serving a ham dinner all day long. On Sunday, January 1, Post 123 will host a fish fry with cole slaw, baked beans and hush puppies from 1 to 8 p.m. Every Monday night features 8-Ball Pool League action starting at 6 p.m. Stop by for some great shootin. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night beginning at 7 p.m. and Saturdays beginning at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, the Legion serves a sixounce ribeye steak sandwich all day. Stop in and try one of the half-pound burgers. Check out the daily specials and the entire menu. Food is served all day, every day. The public is welcome. The American Legion is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m., located at Mile Marker 3 on Sanibel-Captiva Road. For information, call 472-9979. Hortoons Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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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 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... $749,000 $749,000 557 N. Yachtsman 557 N. Yachtsman REDUCED REDUCED REDUCED San-Cap Lions, Baileys General Store Make Holiday Donation To FISH The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club continued its tradition of spreading plenty of goodwill during at this holiday time. Local Lions teamed up with Baileys General Store and members of the Bailey family, Francis Bailey and Richard and Mead Johnson, to purchase and donate over $500 worth of food to Friends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel. The presentation took place at the Lions Christmas Tree Lot in the Baileys Center, a popular place for buying that special tree. The Baileys van was filled with much needed items for the FISH food pantry. Each year, Lions Club Charities raise money for deserving causes, including FISH and other local organizations that provide help and relief for local families. The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club would like to thank Baileys for helping us make this great donation, said Tom Hoover, former president of the San-Cap Lions Club. We are delighted that we could provide additional help to people in need at this time. For over 29 years, FISH has been lending a helping hand to those in need who live, work or visit Sanibel and Captiva by providing free human services such as transportation for medical appointments, meal delivery, health equipment, food pantry and emergency financial assistance through a group of volunteers who care about the quality of life for all those who request help. The organization serves over 900 clients on Sanibel and Captiva. If you would like to become a volunteer or offer assistance, contact FISH at 4724775. Members of the Bailey General Store family, Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club and FISH point out the van filled with more than $500 worth of food, presented to FISH last week Limited Edition Ornament Baileys General Store is selling its 2011 edition or nament, the third in the series, depicting the Baileys Santa Claus climbing up the ladder to the roof of Baileys General Store to reach his sleigh. Santa has visited Baileys to spread the spirit of the season to all residents and visitors in this way for many years. This years ornament was designed in honor of Francis P. Bailey, who celebrated his 90th birthday in April. This ornament, as well as the 2010 ornament of the original Baileys Store on Matthews Wharf and the 2009 inaugural ornament which bears the hand-written 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


2nd floor 2-bedrm 2-bath condo at Seashells $274K Penthouse with this view, 2 bedrm + den $999K Sandalfoot beach-front 1st floor 2 bedrm $699K 3-bedrm bay-view condo at Mariner Pointe $499K Lighthouse Point 2 bedrm with den & new dcor $474K Tropical view remodeled 2-bedrm condo $369K Near-beach condo at Colony Resort $149K Southwinds Dr beach house $549K furnished 2242 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Square #3 Susan Andrews Realtor Broker/Owner David Anderson Closing Coordinator Elise Carnes Listing Coordinator Lisa Murty Realtor Sales Associate SanibelSusan.com Island blog posted every Friday at SanibelSusan.wordpress.com Sanibel Arms West 2 bedrm in rental program $399.9K All new income-producer at Sundial Resort $399K Beach view 2 bedrm at Kings Crown $599K Near-beach cul-de-sac lot with sunset view $149K Lot close to deeded beach path on West end $199K One of the last Island Woods undeveloped lots $249K Large nearbeach parcel off East Gulf Dr $299K Single family home lot with golf, tennis, & beach $299K Large lot on Umbrella Pool near this beach $449K 1/2+acre on deep canal on Limpet Dr $930K Income-producing Oceans Reach condo $699K 472-HOME (4663) 888-603-0603 Happy Holidays from The SanibelSusan Team ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 20115B


A Journey To India Part IIIby Patty MolnarNothing prepares one for the perfection that is the Taj Mahal in Agra. Actually a mausoleum, the Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to honor his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in her late thirties in 1631 shortly after giving birth to their 14th (!) child. Twenty-thousand workers toiled for 12 years on this marble structure of absolute symmetry. In front of the Taj Mahal, the Lotus Pool reflects the monument, adding to the magical experience. Also there is the marble bench on which Princess Diana was photographed looking so forlorn back in the early 1990s. Several in our group got up early to capture in photos the Taj Mahal at sunrise, but it was partially enshrouded in fog. A few hours later, we all were able to take pictures showing varying nuances of light as the light fog drifted skyward. The Taj Mahal is arguably the icon most identified with India. We all see pictures of it beginning in grade school. It could be considered something of a clich. But for me, seeing the monument in person gave me goosebumps, so ethereal is it. From Agra we flew to Jaipur, Indias Pink City, so-called because its buildings were painted pink back in the 1800s in preparation for a visit from the Prince of Wales. The focus here was on Jantar Mantar, an ancient observatory, built from 1728 to 1735 by Maharajah Jai Singh, an avid astronomer. Comprised of 16 stone and metal instruments (many of them modern looking), the complex resembles a sculptural park. Some of them are still in use to forecast the time and intensity of heat and monsoons, as well as drought and famine. Incidentally, the Maharajah was no dilettante. He built five observatories, but this is the largest and the most well-preserved. In Jaipur, we also toured the Maharaja of Jaipurs City Palace (the current maharaja still lives in part of it) and the Amber Fort, a citadel dating from the 1600s and featuring ramparts which recall The Great Wall of China. The various buildings of the fort have all the opulent touches you would expect from the maharajah who built them, i.e. silver doors, alabaster trimwork a ceiling composed of tiny mirrors and a pleasure garden. Udaipur, referred to by our guide as the Indian Mediterrean, is situated on Lake Pichola. It is a lovely place, one that is a vacation destination for Indian celebrities and a backdrop for movie-making in the country. (An aside here: Bollywood churns out 100 movies a year; formulaic, all containing the elements of song and dance sequences, comedy, tragedy, violence and romance. There may be skimpy costumes, but the romance is pretty chaste). There is usually a happy ending with a moral message.) We went to yet another City Palace, but the thing that impressed me most of all in Udaipur was the Jagdish Temple. Reached by several steep stairs, the temple was protected by two elephants, probably Ganesh mentioned in the second article as bringing luck and prosperity (every Hindu wants a likeness of Ganesh in his house; we have one now, too!) The shrine inside the temple has a huge black stone image of Vishnu, the second god in the Hindu Trinity who embodies the preserving power of nature. Entering the temple barefoot (you are required to remove your shoes on entering the Hindu and Jain temples), we were met by worshipers seated on the floor and singing, beating drums and playing instruments in the most joyous manner. I will never forget their rapt facial expressions. Giving one the feeling the Hinduism, maybe more than some others, is a religion of celebration. At the end of our Udaipur stop, we flew to Mumbai. It was at this point that we said goodbye to roughly half of our group, the ones who had elected to do only the northern India segment of the tour. The remaining 12 of us prepared to venture south to the city of Cochin. It was a whole different country down there. Ill tell you about it in my next installment. Til then, Namaste. Taj Mahal in morning fog Agra Astronomical instrument in Jantar Mantar in Jaipur A peacock, Indias national bird, as faade decoration at the Amber Fort A holy (business) man at the Jagdish Temple in Udaipur The Taj Mahal in Agra, after a fog lifted Two Hindus in the hands-to-heart namaste posture with Ganesh in the background Agra Cow looking for something to eat Camels in Udaipur Amber Fort in Jaipur Jagdish Hindu Temple in Udaipur ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 20116B


7B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Development Sanibel1989 3,500 3,325,0002,985,000 827 Upper Captiva Captiva1981 2,584 1,100,000855,000 291 Pelican LandingBonita Springs1994 2,824 799,000765,000 151 Pelican LandingBonita Springs1993 3,372 749,000760,000 373 West Bay Club Estero2007 3,390 725,000701,000 107 West Bay Club Estero2006 2,974 669,900645,000 66 Chateaux Sur MerSanibel1983 1,764 649,000590,000 677 East Rocks Sanibel1986 1,745 599,950565,000 1 Palm IslesFort Myers Beach2000 1,820 449,000449,000 30 Palm AcresFort Myers Beach2000 1,820 449,000449,000 371Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales 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. (will resume January 3). 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. Tuesday Kayaking January 10, 17 and 24. 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. Page Turners Book Discussion Group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. Carol Strange will lead a discussion on Battle Hymn of a Tiger Mother by Amy Chan. 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 for care, fostering and placement of stray animals. Cost is $15 per person. 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. Learn to play Mahjohgg with Katie Reid, board president Monday, January 23 and 30; Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and February 2; Thursday, January 26. Class is limited to four or eight students and you must be able to attend all five classes. All supplies will be provided. Cost is $12.50 for members, $25 non-members. Bridge Lessons with Bruce and Christl Smith. Stop by the center or call in January for dates and times. Class is limited to eight students and you must be able to attend all four classes. Separate fees for members and non-members. Mexican Train Lessons with Katie Reid Wednesday and Thursday, January 18 and 19, 1 to 4 p.m. This is an exciting Domino game for four to 12 players. Cost is $5 for members, $10 non-members. Class limited to eight students. Leisure Lunchers and Thrift and Consignment Connoisseurs Tuesday, January 24 at 11:30 a.m., Vencenzos Pastaria, 16520 S. Tamiami Trail. AARP Safe Driving Classes Thursdays, January 19 and 26, 1 to 4 p.m. Participants must attend both sessions. The classes are fast-paced and feature a dozen videos which will help make you a better and safer driver. Completion of the program will result in a discount on your auto insurance in most states, including Florida. Ed VanderHey is the instructor. Call him at 472-3623 or 292-4012 for reservations. The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Wheat Free/Gluten Free Products, hosted by Baileys (no charge) Tuesday, January 17, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Limit of six participants are at each one-hour small group session. Sign up at the center. Baileys offers over 1,000 wheatfree/gluten-free products. Join Rachel Lammers at this seminar for samples and a list of items Baileys carries. Product representatives will be on hand. Florida Travels Ringling Museum Tour in Sarasota, Wednesday, January 25. Cost is $79 for members, $89 nonmembers. Includes: Round trip transportation from Fort Myers, admission to Ringling Complex including the world famous art museum, Ca dZan (Ringlings own home), the circus museum, Mable Ringlings rose garden, lunch at the Banyan Caf on the Ringling grounds. Carpool from the center at 8:15 a.m. for bus pickup in Fort Myers at 9 a.m. in front of Publix (across from Tanger Outlets). Technology Introduction to Computers and Windows 7 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 to 3 p.m. January 9, 11, 13, 18 and 20 (no class on January 16). Bruce and Christl Smith are the instructors. This class is designed for the novice user. Turn on the PC and discover how to click, create, save and print a document. You must be able to attend all five sessions. Cost is $115 for members, $150 for non-members. Limited to six students. Payment required at sign-up. Picasa with Patty and your photos Wednesday and Thursday, January 4 and 5, 1 to 3 p.m. Organize and share your photos. This is hands-on training in Picasa, a free program from Google. Learn to copy photos from your camera or memory card to your PC, and create and edit albums to share by email. Crop, resize, sharpen and brighten colors. Class size limited to six. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Bring your camera with freshly charged batteries and its cable, memory card or card reader with 10 to 20 photos. Coping With Life, 9th Annual Series January 13, 1:30 p.m. Marcy Albright presents Learning American Sign Language Basics for Mature Adults. Session includes learning signs for everyday conversation, greetings, household items, food and drink, care of self, medical signs and other signs of a specific nature. January 13, 3:30 p.m. Marcy Albright presents American Sign Language for All Ages. Session is geared to signing for all ages. January 20, 1:30 p.m. Damaris Peters Pike as Hildegard of Bingen: A Feather on the Breath of God. Cost is $5 donation for members and $10 for nonmembers. Flu Shots January 27 at 12:30 p.m. CVS Pharmacy will send their pharmacist to the center to give flu shots. Make a lasting tribute to yourself, a friend or family member. A beautiful memorial and honorary brick pathway joins the Center 4 Life patio to the front walkway. Luc Centurys etched bricks can be purchased for $100. Call the center for further details on all programs, 472-5743.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 20118B CROW Thanks Nate And John Grey Steve Greenstein, executive director of the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife right, thanks Nate and John Grey for insuring the care and feeding of CROW patients Babysitter Training And Pet First Aid Holiday Break Camp will be held December 26 through 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the Sanibel Recreation Center This five-day camp will provide youth, ages 11 to 15, with the skills every parent wants in a babysitter including safety, basic child care, safe play, critical emergency action skills, first aid and CPR skills. The last day of camp will also include pet first aid training. Participants should pack a lunch each day. The cost of the course is only $130 for members and $162.50 for non-members and includes all materials. A minimum of three participants are needed to run the course. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center, located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. IS Island Graphics of Sanibel LLC, 2011 Have you seen one of these?These new bumper stickers have green color to emphasize that almost 70% of Sanibel is conservation lands and a whimsical heart to signify our island lifestyle. The peel-off back has information about Sanibel that you may not know.They are available at: Baileys General Store C.R.O.W. Sanibel Recreation Center Sanybels Finest Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop Baileys General Store MacIntosh Books Sanibel Recreation Center Sanybels Finest Suncatchers Dream Tuttles Sea Shell Shop I Need A HomeSay hello to Molly, a one-year-old papipoo girl in need of a new home. Papipoos are a mix between a papillon and poodle and are popular because their coat is non-shedding. Molly loves to play with other dogs and loves everyone she meets, but would do best in an adult only home, little ones make her nervous. She is house broken, affectionate and up-to-date on her shots. Call PAWS volunteer Joan at 9384214 to adopt Molly. Molly


TARPON BEACH SANIBEL STYLE BAYSIDE VILLA CAPTIVA COMFORT DIRECT BAY VIEWS!DESIRABLE EAST END DUPLEXDIRECT GULF-FRONT BEACH HOMESUNSET CAPTIVA #17 SUNDIAL CAPTIVA HIDE-A-WAY 1-D CAPTIVA BUILDING SITE CAPTIVAS VILLAGE 5/5 CALOOSA SHORES Gorgeous Bayou-front Custom Home 4 Bedroom En-suites Heated Pool w/spa Dock w/Lift & Bay Access Custom details throughout Lg. Veranda w/Outdoor Kit. for Entertaining $1,895,000 Direct Gulf-Front, Corner Unit 2 BR/2 BA Floor Plan Sold Furnished Beautiful Beach Dcor Beach Access, Pool & Tennis $619,000 Gorgeous 5 BR/5 BA Custom Home Beautiful Appointments throughout Heated Pool, Spa, Slide & Waterfall Furnished with a few personal exceptions 2 Large Master Suites Steps to the Beach & Bay $2,395,000 Beautiful 3 BR/3 BA Condo Direct Water Views Completely Remodeled Sold Furnished Great Resort Amenities $559,000 Professionally Renovated in 2009 Each Side 2 BR/1.5 BA Large Artists Studio/Workshop New Coastal Furniture Negotiable Coveted Deeded Beach Access $599,999 Gorgeous 5 BR/ 4 BA Custom Home Shared 80 Ft. Dock w/Lift & Direct Access Exquisite Details Throughout Steps to the Gulf of Mexico Beaches Fenced, Heated Pool & Spa Furnishings Negotiable $3,249,000 Great 2 BR/2.5 BA single family home Gulf to Bay Subdivision Sold Furnished Amenities: Pool, Tennis & Docks Deeded beach access $685,000 Beautiful Gulf Views! 3 BR/ 2.5 BA Beach Home Sold Furnished Enjoy Pool, Tennis & Grills Steps to the Beach Gated, Private Resort Community $1,979,000 Direct Bay Views! 2 BR/2 BA Condo Furnished w/exceptions Pool & 200 ft. dock Sold Furnished $649,000 Wonderful, Remodeled 1 BR/1BA New Furniture Pool & Tennis Rental Potential Steps to the beach $339,000 Custom Built 5 BR/5 BA Heated pool & spa Private sundeck w/water views Two replaces / gourmet kitchen Close to the beach & Bay $2,075,000 Close to the beach Close to Captivas Village Build your island paradise $899,000 Canal Front Borders Ding Darling Sanctuary Direct access canal Some of the best shing in the area $349,000 KAREN BELL AND THE BELL TEAM239.851.0168 866.472.7800 EXT. 270 karenbell@prodigy.net www.TheBellTeam.com REALTORS HAPPY HOLIDAYS HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM FROM THE BELL TEAM THE BELL TEAM9B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201110B Residents who attended the Holiday Carol Sing at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers on Tuesday, December 13 contributed plenty of canned goods and cash to help the Everyday Marketplace & Caf (formerly known as The Soup Kitchen) of CCMI feed the hungry in Southwest Florida. Approximately 4,500 pounds of food was donated at the 21st Annual Holiday Carol Sing, which was sponsored and organized by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The canned goods will be distributed immediately to families in need, according to event organizers. It is so gratifying to see our community coming together to help those less fortunate, especially during these difficult economic times. The need has never been greater, said event founder Sam Galloway, Jr. About 3.000 people attended the three performances, which featured a sing-a-long with the First Presbyterian Church Choir, special guest soloists and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Holiday Carol Sing is the third of three annual community sing-a-longs presented by First Presbyterian Church and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The other two are Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing in February (planned next for February 7 as part of the Edison Festival of Light) and A Midsummer Nights Sing in July. All three events benefit the Everyday Marketplace & Caf of CCMI, which was founded as The Soup Kitchen by First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers in 1984. The Holiday Carol Sing and two hymn sings are major sources of support for CCMI, which is an innovative non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end homelessness and hunger in our community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through their Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in their Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through the Cape Coral United Way Resource House, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 1,500 children each school year. For more information about CCMI, call 239-332-SOUP or visit www. ccmileecounty.com. Thomas Dougherty, Jr., with his greatgrandmother Theresa Kellum and grandmother Kathy Galloway CCMI Board Member Father Richard Grady enjoys the Holiday Carol Sing with his wife, Ella Louise Ittner of North Fort Myers and Dennis Cloud of South Fort Myers welcomed everyone at the entrance to First Presbyterian Church Frankie and Jasmin Henriquez tell Santa what they want for Christmas at the Holiday Carol Sing Holiday Carol Sing Collects Food, Raises Money For The Soup Kitchen Susan and Drew Chicone with baby Lucy Jim and Vonzell Franklin of Fort Myers Geoff Hanlon of Orlando and April Barfus of Plantation Sam Galloway, Jr., at the Holiday Carol Sing with Dianne Craig of Ford Motor Company, who was visiting from Atlanta Pastor Paul deJong of First Presbyterian Church with Sam Galloway, Jr Kalyn Hayduk and Gregg Snowden of Fort Lauderdale and Juan Dominguez of Miami STEVE FISHER239-472-0949 239-472-2311 800-388-2311 steve@sanibelcaptivarealtors.comwww.remax-oftheislands.com/s sher.com*Over 34-year island resident and Realtor *RE/MAX International Hall of Fame *Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel & Captiva Islands and the Southwest Florida Coast West Rocks 3/2 ground level waterfront home only steps from the beach. Living and family rooms, glass enclosed lanai and screened pool overlooking the water. A great opportunity to own in this highly sought after neighborhood. Price $475,000Call Steve for Showing ITS THE EXPERIENCE! NEAR BEACH


Jonathan HarbourThis 2 bedroom, 2 bath end unit town home is in excellent condition, 10,000 boat lift, plenty of storage, open floor plan with high ceilings, new kitchen with granite pretty view over looking Mac Bay. 2 car garage can tandem 4 cars or store your flats boat! Community pool, tennis and clubhouse all on a private island. Direct access to the Gulf (approx. 10 min). Beautiful landscaping add to this propertys appeal. Contact Ralph or Cathy Galietti 239/826-5897. 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 www.jnaislandrealestate.com Loggerhead Cay #462 Updated, furnished condo with beautiful courtyard views with an East end location. On-site management with amenities including a community pool, tennis courts and shuffleboard. Easy access to the Sanibel Causeway. Offered for $499,000. Contact Sharon Wise 239-849-9121. For The Boater In All Of Us!This amazing property is located in the Iona area subdivision of Catalpa Cove; just at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. This open 5 bed, 4 bath home sits surrounded by water on 2 sided. One of a kind location & dockage space for 3 boats behind the home, including the 34k lb lift & boat house as well as an added separate dock & lift within the community. The waterside pool & expansive family, living & game rooms allow for easy carefree entertaining. Upgrades throughout to include granite, hardwoods, marble, faux painting, coffered ceilings, crown molding, custom blinds & window coverings, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, fitness area, study & 3 car garage. Offered for $1,050,000. Contact Tracy Walters 239-994-7975 If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! Announcing Beachwalk of SanibelPreconstruction opportunity in Beachwalk an exciting new subdivision on east end just steps from the beach access. Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan with metal roof, concrete board siding and impact windows, granite countertops, raised wood panel cabinets on the near beach lot. Our in house designer can customize the floorplan for a small fee. Act soon and pick your own interior and exterior appointments! Priced right at $650,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597 Punta Rassa #208A valued location that enhances paradise. This end unit features an additional window in Master Bedroom. Brand new top of the line kitchen with granite. Hurricane impact windows new bathrooms & dressing area. Master bath is all tiled, ceiling to floor. Open floor plan from entry to Lanai, no interior sliders. Buildings freshly painted, new amenities including new gas grills, new bathrooms, new pavers throughout entire community. Social Membership to the Sanibel Harbour Yacht Club included in purchase. A true boaters paradise. An idyllic setting with the ever changing magnificance of the sunrises & sunsets. The water views reinforce the serenity of this Par adise by the Sea. Offered for $ 299,900 Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420. Bank Approved Short Sale Bank Approved price of $160,000. Enjoy beautiful lake views from this 3 bedroom 2 bath coach home. 3rd bedroom has an open loft feel with pocket sliders and closet, ideal room for a den as well. This bright and open space with vaulted ceilings is the perfect full time residence or winter retreat. Spacious lanai with built in cabinets and outdoor grill. Separated laundry room and a large 2 car garage attached to your unit. Many amenities to include a beautiful clubhouse, pool and tennis courts. This is a short sale subject to existing lenders approval which could result in delays. Contact the Walters Team: Tracy Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Ms Listr 239/841-4540 Almost 3/4 Acre Directly On Clam Bayou!Outstanding Value, priced 30% less than the most recent Vacant Land Sale on the Bayou in Herons Landing. This is Not a Short Sale! Located on a cul-de-sac in this popular community, offering a community boat dock, pristine tennis courts, pool and pool area with outdoor kitchen and deeded beach access. Develop the perfect homesite and create your own Gulf of Mexico views from this Bayou location and enjoy the tranquility of the Sanibel Lifestyle. Its Just Beautiful! Offered for $379,000 Contact Tracy Walters 239/994-7975 Merry Christmas from our Family to Yours! Loggerhead Cay #221This ground level condo is just STEPS AWAY FROM THE BEACH and offers pool and gulf views! Would make a perfect vacation home or investment as it boasts an excellent rental history. Community grills, shuffleboard, tennis courts and top-notch club house are just a few of the many amenities offered at Loggerhead Cay. This condo comes fully furnished and is located on the desirable East End. Offered for $529,000. Contact the Walters Team Tracy 239/994-7975 or Connie 239/841-4540 ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201111B


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201112B Janet Strickland and Fay Carney Scot Congress, Mike and Cathy Raab Alex Werner and Karen Storjohann Tina Tober and Dick Waterhouse Linda and Rev. John Danner Rene Lohser, Melissa and Scot Congress Friedrich and Daniela Jaeger Rotarians enjoying their holiday party Festive merriment was enjoyed by all John Pryor Joel Ospa and John Carney Polly and Ikki Matsumoto with Joel and Bunny Ospa Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club Holiday Party Judy Pryor, Carol Heath and John Pryor Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


13B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 Winner Takes All In Optimist Clubs Island Dining Raffle Worth $1,000Island Temptations, a winner-takes-all raffle of gift certificates to 21 Island fine dining restaurants, was offered to the public by the Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club. The generous restaurants included George & Wendys Corner Grill, Thistle Lodge Water Front Restaurant, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Off Broadway Palm Dinner & Show (for two), Matzaluna, the Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market, Sanibel Grill, Pinocchios Ice Cream Shoppe, Over Easy Caf, Island Cow, Sanibel Cafe, Cips, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Traders, Mucky Duck, Twilight Cafe, Stone Crab, Sanibel Bean, Great White Grill, Lazy Flamingo and Hungry Heron. The raffle was held at Sanibel Grill (Timbers) on Sunday, December 18 at 5 p.m. This yearss winner was Jessica Graber of North Carolina, whose prize was worth approximately $1,000. Lena Molinari drew the winning ticket among San-Cap Optimist Club members, friends and onlookers. The proceeds from the raffle will help fund the Optimist Clubs support of local youth needs including: child cancer care, Recreation Center Programs, college scholarships, etc. Lena Molinari draws winning ticket in Optimist Club Island Temptations Raffle Welcome Offered To Platinum SponsorVeolia Environmental Services is now a Platinum sponsor of the City of Sanibels New Years Eve community event. Veolia has generously donated $3,000 to the City of Sanibel Financial Assistance Program. The third annual New Years Eve community party will be held at the Sanibel Recreation Center, located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road, is open to all ages, will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 12:15 a.m., with food, drinks and plenty of fun for everyone. For more information on the party, call the Recreation Center at 472-0345, visit the citys website at mysanibel.com or call Event Chairman Barry Roth at 313-9591. From left to right are Larry Wynstein, marketing director; Jim Suter, area manager; and Barry Roth, event chair Award-winning golf, tennis, and dining in a casually elegant setting. Call about our New Introductory Golf and Social Memberships.


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201114B Il Cielo To Debut On Sanibel SoonAdefinitive Italian dining experience, Il Cielo, will open to the public for dinner beginning in January. Meaning The Sky in Italian, Il Cielo is Sanibel Islands newest dining concept by celebrity chef Loretta Paganini, host of Simply Gourmet on the Discovery Channel and proprietor of the International Culinary Arts & Sciences Institute, and part-time Sanibel residents John and Mary Jo Boler. Milans own Chef Marco Corricelli and Master Sommelier Ron Edwards complete the Il Cielo team. Im thrilled to be part of this exciting new restaurant, Paganini said. Il Cielo will reflect my traditional Italian culinary roots and high standards of hospitality while keeping in mind the islands culture, tastes and lifestyle. According to Paganini, she has created an authentic Italian restaurant using fresh, local products offered in Tuscan inspired surroundings for uniquely flavorful dishes. Menu selections will range from lighter fare, soups, salads and antipasti to main selections including pasta, seafood, meat and poultry specialties. Bar and dessert menus with a selection of cheeses will also be available. In order to keep the menu as fresh as possible, Paganini and Corricelli plan to change entrees and desserts in accordance with the seasons. The Il Cielo experience will include an extensive wine list of perennial favorites and surprising alternatives personally selected by Master Edwards. The proprietors also plan to have live music and a full range of cocktails. The restaurant will be open for dinner seven days a week from 5 to 10 p.m., and happy hour will be served daily from 4 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing. Bolognese are known for their hospitality and generosity and making every visitor feel like family, Paganini said. We at Il Cielo will warmly welcome all who join us for conversation, laughter, music, food and drink. We have been friends and fans of Lorettas for years, and we are so excited she will now be a regular fixture on Sanibel, said John Boler, a retired executive and founder of a global manufacturing company, Hendrickson International in Illinois. John Boler and his wife, Mary Jo, have lived part time on Sanibel for over two decades and have supported numerous charities across Southwest Florida including the Heights Foundation, the American Cancer Society of Lee County, BIG Arts, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Hope Clubhouse and more. In 2010, John Boler was named Arts Benefactor of the Year and both John and Mary Jo were recipients of the 2010-11 Citizens of the Year Award given by the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce. Born in Bologna, Italy, Paganini is director of ICASI, a state-of-the-art teaching center with five professional kitchens, a library, lecture hall and gardens. She is also founder of the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking in Cleveland and the author of Bologna Mia (St. Martins Press). Paganini is a frequent guest on The Learning Channel, WKYCs Good Company, the CBS Early Show and other national programs. In addition to regular visits, she resides on Sanibel for one month each year. Chef Corricelli began his career at the Amerigo Vespucci Institute of Culinary Arts in Milan and made his early reputation in renowned kitchens across Amsterdam, London and Paris. In 2007, the five-star Las Dunas Palace beckoned Marco to Spain, and soon after, he was recruited away by Lenotre Marbella, a crown jewel in the culinary empire of French legend Gaston Lenotre. Corricellis passion brought him to the attention of nearby La Zagaleta Country Club, the most exclusive resort on the continent. He has also served as private chef for several of Europes most prominent families. Edwards is an esteemed consultant, educator and one of fewer than 200 credentialed master sommeliers in Europe and America. Il Cielo is located at 1244 Periwinkle Way in the former Dolce Vita location. The interior, which seats 150, has been completely renovated. For more information, call 472-5555 or visit www.ilcielosanibel.com. Chef Marco Corricelli Chef Loretta Paganini The interior of the restaurant GulfCoast.DecoratingDen.com New sign in front of Il Cielo


ARIEL TWO STORY PENTHOUSE River and sunset views, 2 huge lanais Updated 4BR/3.5BA, two master suites Media room, replace, hardwood oors 3 tennis courts, pool, boat slip, golf & more $799,000 (2110799) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344 GREAT RENTAL INCOME! Direct beach front, 2BR/2BA penthouse! Remodeled, new furniture, tile oors Great views, storage, lanai, meticulous! Gulf front pool, tennis, covered parking $639,000 (2110425) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344 ST. CHARLES HARBOUR CANAL & RIVER VIEWS 4BR/5BA/2HBA custom built home, pool & spa Marble oors, replaced LR w/ 25 ceilings, furnished Wet bar, wine room, billiard room, formal DR, 2 docks His & Hers baths, of ce, 3 guest bedrooms en-suite $2,395,000 (2100017) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344 GREAT INCOME 2BR, great gulf views, totally redone in 2006 Newer kitchen, bathrooms, tile oors, furniture Weekly rentals, lanai views, pool, tennis, pavers On-site rentals and management, priced to sell $549,000 (2111293) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344 CUSTOM BUILT IN S. FT. MYERS Very private, oversized one acre lot 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, ground level Formal living & dining rooms, wood oors Beautiful pool patio area, great location $589,000 (2800087) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344 BOATERS BAYOU PARADISE Olde Florida Style 4BR/3BA, replace, wood oors Large screened lanai, pool & spa Direct access boat dock & lift $1,295,000 (2111260) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344 CORNER UNIT Best Location! Upgraded 2BR/2BA Extra windows for breathtaking views Furnished with updated furniture Screened lanai, gulf front pool and tennis $679,000 (2111214) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344DUNES HOMESITE Gorgeous lot with lake & golf views Lot is cleared & ready for your dream home Cable, electric, telephone available One of the last golf front lots available $399,000 (2100926) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344PRIVATE NEAR BEACH HOME Remodeled 3BR/2BA + den, breakfast bar Beachy and tropical on a double lot Ground level, indoor pool, detached garage Upgraded counter tops & appliances $449,000 (2110944) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344 BOAT SLIP Rarely available in Sanibel Harbours Yacht basin Deep water, direct access canal Slip is protected and seawalled Only minutes to San Carlos Bay $199,000 (2100961) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344BLIND PASS CONDO Well maintained 3BR/2BA furnished unit Ground level, updated kitchen, tile oors On-site rentals, large pool, tennis, clubhouse Only steps to the beach! $559,000 (2800973) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344DIRECT BEACH FRONT! Great gulf views, original owners, West Gulf Drive Well maintained 2BR/2BA + den, screened lanai Pool and tennis, meticulous complex Offered furnished, corner unit, a must see $749,000 (2110986) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344 GULF FRONT GREAT VIEWS 3BR/3BA home one over 1.5 acres New kitchen w/ granite & stainless appliances New bathrooms, wood oors, custom built-ins All new impact windows & doors, wind mitigated $1,995,000 (2110360) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344 OUTSTANDING OFFERING 5BR/5.5BA home in St. Charles Harbour Located on 2 lots adjoining preserve land Lavish master retreat, 4 total guest bedrooms Huge pool, home theatre, 5-car garage, & more $1,495,000 (2110107) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344 DEEP ACCESS CANAL HOME Bring your big boat! Dock, lift, pool 3BR/3BA Redone! Vaulted Ceilings, Waterfall Open kitchen, great views, minutes to Sanibel Shows great and priced to sell $699,900 (2110238) Call Jim Hall 239.850.3344239.472.5187 x 215 800.553.7338 x 215email: jhall@viprealty.com www.jimhall.viprealty.com VIP REALTY GROUP, INC UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTING REDUCED $1,000,000 NEW LISTINGScan this QR code with your Smart Phone PRICE REDUCEDFROM THE HALL FAMILY HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 15B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201116B Dunes Womens Golf ResultsThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Dunes Womens Golf Association announced the results of their event held on Friday, December 15. Format: 4 Person Scramble Garland Game 1st June Muench 55.34 Grethe Christensen Mary Coddens 2nd Tanya Hochschild 58.19 Claudia Finzen Betsy Cox Carol Brodersen 2nd Anne Kuhnle 58.19 Mary Donovan Jana Stone Carol Curcuru ChipIns: None Congratulations to all the winners! Grethe Christensen Mary Coddens June Muench Tanya Hochschild Jana Stone Mary Donovan Carol Curcuru Betsy Cox Carol Brodersen Claudia Finzen Anne Kuhnle Mary & Fred BondurantYour Island Realtors and Residents 2011 has been monumental for us with millions in home sales. It has been so rewarding to help both new and returning clients with their di erent Real Estate needs. ank you to all of the wonderful individuals families who have asked us to represent them this year, we could not be any happier with all weve achieved together! ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INC.Independently Owned and OperatedMary C Bondurant, Realtor, CAM Cell: 239.839.3633 Fred Bondurant, Broker Associate, CAM Cell: 239.281.5356 Working Hard for Your Dreams!1019 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957Start the New Year o by Following your Dream of Owning or Selling a home on Sanibel & Captiva Island! Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the results of the Nifty Niners event held on Thursday, December 15. Format: Beat The Pro Winners: Nancy Hopkins Lesley Simmons Sue Altum Phyllis Koury Sue Norpell Jodi Cort Carol Larson Mary Coddens Trudy Burkholder Sandra Jones Roberta Rohl Valerie Hotchkiss Chip-Ins Sue Norpell (#1 and #2) Valerie Hotchkiss (#1) Birdies Sue Norpell (#1) Valerie Hotchkiss (#1) Congratulations to all the winners. Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. (239) 472-3688Youll Appreciate the DifferenceSend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201118B TAX-CONSULTING & ACCOUNTING SERVICESServing the islands since 1978 Professional and Confidential Income Tax Preparation Individuals Corporations Estates & Trust Tax Consulting Tax Deferred Exchange International Taxation State Tax Forms (239) 472-5152 1619 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 M.S.T. 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. PGA TipsTips For Getting More Distanceby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalWhen I teach golf lessons every day, I think the most asked question is how to I get more distance? The question is a complicated one, so I thought Id share a few ideas and a few tips: 1. Create more club head speed Club head speed equals distance, plain and simple. Now, how do we get more? One of the best drills I have ever seen is to take a golf club and split your hands about 3 inches apart on the grip so your bottom hand is almost to the end of the grip near the shaft and your top hand is at the very top. Now take some practice swings with your hands split apart, you will feel the club rotate much more than you ever have before. Then put your hands together normally and make a strike, feeling like your hands are still split apart. I bet you hit the first shot crisply and further than ever! 2. Widen and lengthen your swing arc At the top of your swing try to have your thumbs as far away from your back ear as possible. Golfers who lose distance often collapse their arms at the top of their swing so they could almost put their thumbs in their back ear. When we widen and lengthen the swing arc by getting the thumbs away from the back ear we increase the distance the club is swung, thus creating more speed. 3. Make contact in the center of the clubface Believe it or not, this simple tip will get you more distance than any other! Miss hits off the toe or heel of the club will cost you more distance than anything. Clean the club face off and make a few strikes. Then look at the club face and see where you are hitting the ball. Concentrate on hitting it in the center. 4. Improve the angle of approach of the club If the club is coming down into the ball steeply it creates a lot of backspin. Backspin lessens distance. If you make those marks on the top and or toe of your driver you are coming in too steeply. Try a few baseball swings to get your angle of approach more parallel to the ground. Baseball swings are where you pretend the golf ball is teed up about chest high and swing around yourself more. Please stop by the golf shop and have one of our golf professionals in the Golf Shop at The Dunes explain the ways to increase your distance to improve your game and allow you to hit the big drive. Dunes Mixed GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the results of their Sunday Mixed Golf event played on Sunday, December 18, format: two net better balls of four. 1st Howard Dwyer Margaret Dwyer Blind Draw Blind Draw 2nd Jerry Muench June Muench Dod Wainwright Annie Wainwright Closest to the Hole: #2 June Muench #9 Doug Mallon Congratulations to all the winners. Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Mens Golf Association announced their event results from Wednesday, December 14. Format: 4-Man 1,2,3 Best Balls 1st Jack Roberts 114 Joe Raboy John Frymoyer Mike Hnatow *2nd Ron Leavitt 115 Allen Larson Robert Orr Harry Gould 3rd Jim Burkholder 115 Bruce McLaughlin Don Sikkema Max Friedersdorf (* Indicates the winner of a scorecard playoff) Congratulations to all the winners. Lockard Named National Mentor And CoachThe Sanctuary Golf Clubs Director of Golf, Ed Lockard was invited to the PGA Professionals Mentoring and Coaching Conference in Riviera Maya, Mexico along with an elite group of PGA Professionals. The mission of the conference was to develop a mentorship program to enhance and add value by addressing the mentoring needs of golf and country clubs.continued on page 31B Ed Lockard SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who is the only second baseman in major-league history to post ve consecutive 30-homer seasons? 2. Seattle pitcher Felix Hernandez was 24 years old when he reached 1,000 career strikeouts in 2010. Name the three younger hurlers to reach 1,000 Ks. 3. In 2010, Indianapolis tied an NFL mark for most consecutive playoff appearances (nine). Who else holds the mark? 4. When was the last time before 2011 that the University of Kentuckys mens basketball team reached the Final Four? 5. In 2010-11, two Vezina Trophy (NHLs top goaltender) nalists (Roberto Luongo, Tim Thomas) met in the Stanley Cup Finals. When was the previous time that happened? 6. Dale Earnhardt holds the Sprint Cup record for most wins at Talladega Superspeedway (10). How many times has Dale Earnhardt Jr. won there? 7. Combined, tennis players Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have won 25 of the past 26 Grand Slam mens singles titles. Who is the only other person to win in that span?1. Dan Uggla (2007-11). 2. Bob Feller (22 years old), Bert Blyleven (23) and Dwight Gooden (23). 3. The Dallas Cowboys, 1975-83. 4. It was 1998, when Kentucky won its last championship in mens basketball. 5. It was 1989 (Calgarys Mike Vernon, Montreals Patrick Roy). 6. Five times. 7. Juan Martin del Potro won the U.S. Open in 2009. ANSWERS To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201119B (239) 395 COOL 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Office: (239)472-3033 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Since 1988 Voted Best Heating and Air Conditioning Company in Best of the Islands Awards every year since 1991 New Systems Repairs Heating New Construction Remodels Electrical www.SanibelAir.com Sign a Service Contract Today! Rec Center Holiday ScheduleStay Fit 4 Life over the upcoming holiday weekends at the Sanibel Recreation Center, which will operate under the following special hours of operation: Saturday, December 24 *Normal hours of operation 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8 a.m. Facility opens 8:30 a.m. Cycle Zone 9 a.m. Deep Water Aerobics 10 a.m. Flow Yoga 5 p.m. Facility closes Sunday, December 25 *Facility Closed Monday, December 26 *Normal hours of operation 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. 6:30 a.m. Facility opens 7:15 a.m. Low-Impact Aerobics 8:30 a.m. Cycle Zone 9 a.m. Shallow Water Aerobics 10 a.m. Hi-Low Impact Aerobics 10:30 a.m. Deep Water Aerobics Noon Hatha Flow Yoga 5:15 p.m. BOSU Pilates 6:30 p.m. Zumba 8 p.m. Facility closes Saturday, December 31 8 a.m. Facility opens 8:30 a.m. Cycle Zone 9 a.m. Deep Water Aerobics 10 a.m. Flow Yoga Noon Facility closes 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. New Years Eve Party. Call 472-0345 for tickets. Sunday, January 1 Open New Years Day with regular hours (Noon to 5 p.m.) Visit www.mysanibel.com for a full listing land and water aerobics class offerings. Special member guest and visitor rates are available. Bring your family and friends for the day! 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 Rec Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Holiday Spirit At Beachview Golf ClubBy coincidence, two previous champions of the Presidents Cup Rene Lohser (2010) and Rich Rompala (2011) teamed up on December 13 with Guy Tober and Roger Triftshauser to win a Modified Stableford tournament at Beachview Golf Club. The group totalled 160 points. Second place went to Bill Stell, Dave Bugby and Richard Chocol with 157 points. In third place were teammates Richard Waterhouse, Chip Tutor and David Lewis, who totalled 145 points. Beachview Golf Club teammates Rich Rompala, Rene Lohser, Roger Triftshauser and Dave Bugby Beachview Mens Golf In Shamblessubmitted by Jack TukeyOn Saturday, December 17, the Beachvew Mens Golf Group played a four-man shamble. It is a variation of a scramble where all players in the foursome tee-off. The best drive is selected and all four hit from that spot and then play their own ball through to the hole. The best two ball net scores are added together to determine the score for each hole. First place went to the team of Wayne Turner, Wally Mulka, John Kilkenny and Jim Purviance. On being interviewed after their victory with a low score of 90, each man said essentially the same thing: Wally would bomb out a long drive and then they could all try pitch shots to the green. On several holes, Wayne landed his second shots very close (inside the leather) to the hole. When the team had some long putts to make, John and Jim came through. John Kilkenny said there were a few Tebow moments, but by in large it was a great team effort. Again this week there was a scorecard playoff for second and third place. The team of Bill Blankenship, Rich Rompala, Bill Sadd and Don Maurer were awarded second with a score of 95. Richs natural birdie on 18 was the difference. Also with a score of 95 was the team of Roger Cogswell, Skip Tutor, Jerry Mader and Rene Lohser in third. There is no game scheduled for next Saturday as it is Christmas Eve day and everyone has to prepare for Santa Claus. Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us! Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201120B Holiday Baseball And Softball Camp OfferedThe Sanibel Little League is hosting a camp for all island softball and baseball players on Thursday, December 29. The camp features University of Alabama Assistant Coach Bobby Barbier and Hailey Barraco, a top player with the University of Central Florida. Win, Lose or Tye Phoenix, 6, said, I know Bobby. Hes cool. I went to a bunch of his camps in Alabama. Its fun. He is awesome! Wood Chuck Phoenix added, Bobby does an incredible job. He knows kids like to move and love attention in instruction. He knows how to run a camp. I run my practices as a mini-camp. I cant recommend this camp and the coaches clinic enough. Phoenix explained that this camp is part of the leagues year-round program to develop baseball and softball players on the islands. He also said that the leagues approach is to include families as much as possible. Bobby Growing Rhu-Barbier said he is excited to visit Sanibel and work with kids and their parents. I teach fundamentals that we practice at the college level. For kids to learn, they have to have fun all the time, noted Barbier. Im really looking forward to my visit to Sanibel. There will also be prizes and a hot dog cookout. The camp starts at 9 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m. The cost for baseball will be $50 and free for softball players who participate Hailey Barracos softball program. On Wednesday, December 28 from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a coaches clinic where Bobby Barbier will work with parents and coaches to help them run more effective practices. The coaches clinic will be $20 ($10 if the adult enrolls a child in the baseball camp on Thursday). For information and registration, call Regina Toops at 239-910-3345 or e-mail her at rt@phxpa.com. GOLFRate 7 am 3 pm $40 Rate 3 pm on $25Rates expire 12/18/12239-472-2626 TENNISOpen Clinic Daily 8:30 am 9:30 am $20 per person Round Robins Wednesday & Saturday 11 am 1 pm $15 per person(ball & beverage provided)239-472-9099 www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) Camp participants practice swinging their bats during warmups A level swing is essential for proper batting technique Softball players during a fielding drill Arrest Of Chicago Bears Sam Hurd On Major Drug-Dealing Charges Reverberates Through Sports Worldby Ed FrankWeve become complacent over what seems like the daily disclosures of criminal acts by athletes spousal abuse, drugs, drunken driving, weapon charges the list goes on and on. But the arrest last week of Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd on charges of heading a major drug dealing operation sent shockwaves through the world of sports. Here is a talented 26-year-old professional athlete, a husband and a father, making $2 million a year on the football field, who allegedly needed five to 10 kilograms of cocaine and 1,000 pounds of marijuana a week to supply his customers. These amounts represent a street value of a staggering $700,000. What is extremely puzzling about this tainted episode is the fact that just two days before the Bears signed Hurd to a $4.15 million, three-year deal in July, Dallas police stopped an associate of Hurds driving a car registered to Hurd in which they found $80,000 in cash and a marijuana plant. That is when an undercover investigation of Hurd reportedly began. Were the Bears negligent in background checks on this athlete? And how did they not know he was under federal investigation during the four months he played for the team? These questions, and dozens more, have been raised since the story broke. Hurd was arrested last week in a sting operation outside an upscale Chicago steakhouse, where he had met with what he thought were drug dealers. During that meeting, he told an undercover agent that he and a partner already distributed about four kilograms of cocaine each week in the Chicago area, but that their supplier wasnt able to meet their needs. This information was contained in the criminal complaint against Hurd. When the dinner ended, the informant handed Hurd a bag supposedly with one kilogram of cocaine, according to the charges. He was then arrested as he entered his car with the substance.continued on page 25B


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201122B by Anne MitchellTis the season for merchants to pull out all the stops to lure shoppers into their stores and the islands are no exception. So why not just shop here and give your neighborhood businesses the best gift of all: your patronage. Many people hand out monetary gifts to their newspaper delivery person, trashman, gardener and such. The island stores are not looking for handouts, but they would like to serve you. So that being said, lets look at some of the great items and savings you can get while giving the traffic and crowds on the mainland a miss. I would like to mention that buying local gift certificates means avoiding those pesky charges and expiration dates that come with the major gift cards. Here are some ideas from island merchants: Sanibel Day Spa gift certificates are a great idea because the spa offers so many different services for men and women, from hair styling to facials to massage and manicures. This lovely salon, upstairs in Periwinkle Place Shops, has been redecorated and the staff has new uniforms. Mother/ daughter duo Jeanne Parks and Pamella Attuso are now in their 22nd year of ownership. They added some staff this year, but still have Jeanne, stylist, esthetician and reflexologist, on board. Adventures in Paradise in Tahitian Gardens now carries the entire Tommy Bahama mens and womens clothing lines. These classic, timeless pieces range from T-shirts, polo shirts and shorts for men, to cotton and silk slacks and casual island-style shirts. This seasons colors are vibrant and tropical. For women, there are linen and cotton shirts and a collection of nubby cotton wraps and sweaters, all ultra lightweight for our sub-tropical climate. Tommy Bahama also makes beautifully fitting dresses in fabrics with great drape, some in simple black, others in tropical patterns. Theres also a selection of lightweight scarves to complement the clothing. Receive a free gift with the purchase of any gift certificate at Sanibel Beauty Salon, 2330 Palm Ridge Road, phone 472-1111. Buy three or more products and get 15 percent off your total. Owners Mary Ann and Deena Banta can give you lots of ideas for stocking stuffers. Collectors of Ikki Matsumotos distinctive art can find posters and prints at Sanibel Art & Frame, 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, phone 395-1350 and on Captiva at Two Islands Gallery in Chadwicks Square, phone 472-7633. You can also purchase through www. ikkimatsumoto.com. Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream gift certificates and scoopers make cool gifts any time. Visit Pinocchios at 362 Periwinkle Way on Sanibels east end, or phone 472-6566. Norm Zeiglers Fly Shop carries award-winning new Sage One rods for series anglers, as well as gift certificates for any amount, 2242 Periwinkle Way, Unit 1, Sanibel, phone 472-6868. Zeigler is an expert fly fisherman and is always happy to give advice and suggestions if you need them. When it comes to gifts, Suncatchers Dream is gift central year round, so you can image what owner Daniel Moore Thompson has in store for the holidays. Hes giving 10 percent off your purchase if you present the coupon from the Island Sun. And remember, Thompson offers free gift wrap and will also ship. The store is at 630 Tarpon Bay Road in Olde Sanibel Shoppes, phone 472-7860. An unlikely sounding place for gifts, you might think, is Island Pharmacy. It has all kinds of old fashioned hard-tofind items, such as boar bristle shaving brushes and shaving products, long-ago candies including violet lozenges, and creams and lotions you may remember from childhood. Stop in and see Reggie Matthai and his friendly staff at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Unit 12, Sanibel, phone 472-6188. A number of very popular authors have books out in time for the holiday gift season, including cartoonist Dave Horton, whose funnies appear weekly in the Island Sun. His newest book, Welcome to Florida, is $14.95 in local bookstores (call 454-1001 for locations) as well as on his website, www.hortoon. com. Another Island Sun regular, Dr. Dave Hepburn, whose quack-y columns have drawn a huge following here and throughout North America, also has a new book on the shelves. Its called The Doctor Is In (Sane) and is available for $16.95 at Sanibel Island Bookshop, 1571 Periwinkle Way. Phone 4725223.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSSlide guitarist Kraig Kenning returns to The Bean on Saturday, December 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Bean is at 2240 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 395-1919. His musical genre has been called contemporary folk, blues, roots rock, American fingerstyle and Americana. Kenning plays 200 dates a year, receiving airplay on 40 stations nationwide, and selling more than 70,000 recordings of six self-produced CDs. He has been touring non-stop for the past decade. Great news for Modulators fans. The group will again be playing at The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, from New Years Eve through January 15. This popular eight-member band has been playing at the resort for over 15 years. They travel to Captiva several times a year around the Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years holidays and also play some dates in the spring. The Crows Nest has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grown-up races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161 for more information or for special Modulators room discounts.continued on page 26B Catch slide guitarist Kraig Kenning at The Bean on Saturday Adventures In Paradise now carries the entire line of Tommy Bahama mens and womens clothing There is no time like the holidays to express our sincere appreciation for trusting us with your real estate needs. We hope you enjoy this holiday season and have a wonderful New Year. Engel & Vlkers Sanibel 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-0044 sanibelisland@engelvoelkers.com The Modulators are returning to Captiva again this year, from New Years Eve and beyond Around The Islands With AnneGive Island Merchants The Gift Of Your Business This Season


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Well take care of you!Corner of Periwinkle Way & Tarpon Bay Road472-1516 My Stars FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With the new years opportunities almost within reach, the Arians courageous aspects are raring to go. And dont be surprised if a lot of people follow the zodiacs most trusted leader. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Change lies ahead for the brave Bovine who is ready to shuck off the tried and true to try something new. But appearances can be deceptive. Check it all out before you charge into anything. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This week promises a peek into what the new year holds for the Gemini Twins, both in love and careers. Family matters continue to be a factor in decisions youre going to be facing. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) As you move into the new year, your travel aspects grow stronger, and you might find yourself making decisions about a destination and a traveling companion sooner than youd expected. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The new year holds both glitter and gold. This means Leos and Leonas should begin getting the facts theyll need to separate the real thing from the sham in order to make important decisions next year. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A good way to start the new year might be to arrange for a visit to someone you havent seen in a long time. You also might want to pick up that project you put off a while back. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) As you contemplate the new years potential, you might want to talk things over with people who are or have been where you want to go. Their experience and advice can be helpful. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Someone close to you might feel you have no more room for him or her in your life. This calls for immediate reassurance of your love so you can start the new year on a high note. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The coming year will bring more people into your life. Some situations might not work out as well as others. But overall, everyone earns something, and thats always a good thing. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The new year could find you indulging in one or more of the hobbies youve always wanted to take up. And dont be surprised if they ultimately direct you toward a new career. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) The artistic Aquarian should find more opportunities in the new year. You might even make some potentially helpful contacts as you gather to ring in the year 2012. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The new year offers challenges for Pisceans who want to make better use of the skills they now have and learn new ones. Personal relationships show stronger positive aspects. BORN THIS WEEK: Although you sometimes tend to be a bit judgmental, nevertheless, you are generous and caring and very much beloved. On Jan. 1, 1876, the first area-wide New Years Day Mummers Parade is held in Philadelphia. Mummers celebrations in America date back to colonial times. Reciting doggerel and receiving in return cakes and ale, groups of five to 20 people, their faces blackened, would march from home to home, shouting and discharging firearms into the air. On Dec. 28, 1895, the worlds first commercial movie screening takes place at the Grand Cafe in Paris. The film was a series of short scenes from everyday French life. Admission was charged for the first time. On Dec. 27, 1900, prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes up the bar at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kansas, causing several thousand dollars in damage and landing in jail. Nation became famous for carrying a hatchet and wrecking saloons as part of her anti-alcohol crusade. On Dec. 30, 1922, in post-revolutionary Russia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is established. In the USSR, all levels of government were controlled by the Communist Party. Soviet industry was owned and managed by the state, and agricultural land was divided into state-run collective farms. On Dec. 31, 1937, Anthony Hopkins is born in Port Talbot, Wales. Hopkins is known for playing one of the greatest villains in movie history, the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs and its two sequels, Hannibal and Red Dragon. On Dec. 29, 1940, London suffers its most devastating air raid when Germans firebomb the city. The next day, a newspaper photo of St. Pauls Cathedral standing undamaged amid the smoke and flames seemed to symbolize the capitals unconquerable spirit during the Battle of Britain. On Dec. 26, 1966, the first day of the first Kwanzaa is celebrated in Los Angeles. The seven-day holiday is a celebration of AfricanAmerican family, community and cultural values, which include unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, economic cooperation, purpose, creativity and faith It was American inventor and businessman Thomas Alva Edison who made the following sage observation: Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work. If youre planning a trip to Peru to ring in the new year, you might want to bring along some yellow underwear. In that country its considered lucky to wear it on the first day of the new year. Another story to add to the file on clueless criminals: In 2010, two men in Portland, Ore., went to a supermarket and started removing price tags from items and filling their backpacks with the loot. However, they didnt even make it out of the store with their ill-gotten gains. It seems that the would-be crooks decided to do their shoplifting during a Shop With a Cop promotion, and there were 60 police officers already in the store -in uniform. You may be surprised to learn that the Statue of Liberty is not located in New York. While it is on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, its technically within the territorial waters of Jersey City, N.J. If youre going to be traveling to California anytime soon, you might want to keep this in mind: In that state, shooting game from a moving vehicle is illegal -unless the animal youre aiming for is a whale. A baseball will travel farther on a hot day than on a cold one. The oldest bakery yet uncovered was found by archaeologists digging in the Egyptian city of Giza in 2002. They say that the baking trays, bread molds and ovens there date back to 2500 B.C., right around the time the pyramids were being built. Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isnt. -Mark Twain THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201124B


25B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011 Fancy Florida Seafood Gumbo 12 ounces oysters, drained 8 ounces blue crab claw meat cup chopped onion cup chopped celery 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon anise seeds 1 teaspoon salt teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers 1 10-ounce package frozen okra 2 20-ounce cans diced tomatoes Remove remaining shell or cartilage from oysters and crab and set aside. Cook onion, celery and garlic in butter until tender. Add anise, salt, sugar, peppers, okra and tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add oysters and simmer an additional 15 minutes. Add crab and heat thoroughly. Serve over rice. Yields eight to 10 servings Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Fancy Florida Seafood Gumbo From page 20BSam HurdHurd has since been released after posting a $100,000 cash bond and is to appear for arraignment in Dallas where federal charges have been filed that could result of up to 40 years in prison if convicted. He also has been cut by the Bears. This obviously is not a minor scuffle with the law as he has been labeled by the feds as a major drug dealer. Two days after Hurds arrest, Bears general manager Jerry Angelo defended the organization, saying they conducted a thorough background investigation of Hurd before signing him to the multi-million dollar deal. I can tell you that we did everything we know to do in terms of our research, and there was nothing that we found that would create a flag or an alert or a real concern in Sam Hurds case, Angelo was quoted. He also said they did, everything we know to do in terms of our research. Obviously, they need to know more of what to do when it comes to background checks on their players. And you can bet that every other professional organization will do the same. From page 1BPolar Bear Plungefor framing. There will also be an opportunity to sip from the giant Polar Bear champagne glass, have your picture taken in the infamous shell pith helmet and to engage in story-telling about your heroic experience with fellow Polar Bears from around the world. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel. Chairs and coolers are optional. Come join your friends, family, neighbors, tourists, politicians and other island characters for a memorable activity. Its the only event going on at the crack of noon on New Years Day and best of all its free and fun! For more information about this chilling event, you may contact Papa Bear (aka John Carney) at 395-1767. From page 1BFunds For Refugelemonade and asked for donations. Please join us at the Periwinkle Playground on Friday, December 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. We hope that the money we raise will help preserve the beautiful plants and animals of the Ding Darling Refuge. 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 EAST END RETAIL CENTERNewly renovated retail center with high visability on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,299,000 List Local. Sell Global. MCGREGOR WOODSSpacious fully furnished Home with 3 BR and 2.5 BA on large lot. Community Pool, Spa, Clubhouse, Tennis, Fishing Pier. Close to beaches, restaurants & shops. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201126B From page 22BAround The IslandGene Federico plays at Courtneys on Sanibel on Thursdays and Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. and on Sundays at the tiki bar from 2 to 5 p.m. Courtneys is at 1231 Middle Gulf Drive, phone 4724646. Traditions on the Beach has live music Thursday through Saturday, featuring Joe McCormick, Marvilla Marzan and Barbara Smith. There are periodic jazz nights on Wednesdays. The restaurant is at the historic Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 472-4559. The Jacaranda has entertainment nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, various artists are featured. On Sunday, its Jamaica Dave & Co., reggae and dance; Monday, Renata, jazz, contemporary music and dance; Tuesday, Steve Scooter Reynolds, accoustic guitar, contemporary music and dance; Wednesday, Buckeye Ken, contemporary, Top 40 and blues; Thursday, 2 Hot, contemporary, reggae and dance. The Jacaranda is at 1223 Periwinkle Way, phone 4721771. 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, 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. George & Wendys Corner Grill features Chris Workman, keyboard and vocals, from 7 to 11 p.m. The Corner Grill is at Periwinkle Way and Tarpon Bay Road, phone 395-1263. The Island Cow on Periwinkle Way has live entertainment from 6 to 9:30 p.m. nightly. The line-up: Monday, Dan Confrey; Tuesday, Jeff Key; Wednesday, Ken Wasiniak; Thursday, Diana Lynn; Friday, Greg Watts; Saturday, Diana Lynn; and Sunday, Ken Wasiniak. Phone 472-0606. RC Otters, 11506 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, has live music daily with dining inside and out, phone 395-1142. Restaurant owners/managers, please e-mail or fax your entertainment schedule to Anne Mitchell at islandsuncity@aol.com or 395-2299. Top AgentsVIP Realty Group has announced the top agents and sales teams for the month of November. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates were recognized as top sales team and top listing team. Toby Tolp and Steve Harrell were recognized as top listers. Rob Pailes was recognized as top sales agent. The Karen Bell Team was recognized as top producing team. Lynda Traverso was recognized as top producing agent. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates Toby Tolp and Steve Harrell Lynda Traverso Rob Pailes Karen Bell ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Please visit our Island Sun online advertisers each week at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR CAESARSTONE QUARTZ SURFACE Main Show Room 2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 in the Hungry Heron Plaza(239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373Serving Sanibel and Captiva Island for 33 yearsFREE ESTIMATES CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS Starting at $19.95 Furniture Accessories Window Treatments...Custom Upholstery FREEKitchen Sink with any Cambria Countertop Order Over 50 S/F COUNTERTOPS ... Cambria Quartz, Granite, Corian & Staron, Glass & Tile Backsplashes, Shower & Tub Replacement Interior Interior Painting Painting SALE SALE Limited Time Only Limited Time Only Now thru Dec. 31 Now thru Dec. 31 st st (CARPET SALE)TAKE 10% OFF CARPET ONLY WITH MIN. PURCHASE OF 300 SQ. FT. SALE STARTS NOV. 1ST. EXCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS SALES Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918Realtors Attend Membership MeetingMore than 110 Realtor and affiliate members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors attended their monthly membership meeting on Thursday, December 15 at Association headquarters, located at 2353 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Association President-elect Glen Simmons opened the meeting welcoming guests and members. Affiliate members The Damex Corporation and Private Client Insurance Services generously sponsored it. Guest speaker Dr. Bruce Neill, executive director of the Sanibel Sea School, spoke to the group regarding ocean waters, red tide and related matters. Dr. Neills discussion generated much interest and a number of comments and questions from the group. After Dr. Neills presentation, Communications and Public Relations Committee chair Cathy Gerasin reported on her committees commitment to helping the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation with an upcoming project. Following the meeting, Diane Stocks led the MLS Caravan.


David L. Schuldenfrei CRS, GRI, SCIS, Realtor Selling the Islands for more than 34 years.2007 & 2004 San/Cap Realtor of the YearVIP Realty Group, Inc. 1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 339572228 STARFISH LANESpectacular custom built home in gated Butterknife community, just steps to the beach. Large open living area with fireplace and views of conservation land. Family room with wet bar. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets and granite counter tops. Separate second floor master suite with large master bath, walk-in closets, and attached office. This home, situated on a large, lushly landscaped lot with heated pool and spa has it all! PRICED AT $1,250,000239-472-5187 x 227 800-553-7338 x 227 239-466-0514 eves. Happy Holi DAVES CONDOMINIUMS DAVID'S DEALS SUNDIAL G-104 2 bedroom/2 bath Totally remodeled and updated Daily rentals allowed On-site rentals & managementPRICED AT $495,000 Visit us online at: schuldenfrei.com or emaildavids@schuldenfrei.comISLAND BEACH CLUB P1E 2 bedroom/ 2 bath penthouse Wonderful Gulf views Weekly rentals Fully furnished & updatedREDUCED TO $699,500POINTE SANTO A-21 Gulf views Remodeled 2 bed/2 bathREDUCED TO $795,000POINTE SANTO C-32 Gulf and lagoon views 3rd floor, 2 bed/2 bathPRICED AT $715,000POINTE SANTO C-35 Rare 3 bedroom/2 bath Lagoon and Gulf viewsPRICED AT $879,000POINTE SANTO E-3 2 bedroom/2 bath Gulf View Ground floor walkoutPRICED AT $885,000POINTE SANTO E-32 Gulf views Remodeled 2 bed/2 bathPRICED AT $799,000 PO P U LAR P O INTE S ANT O DE S ANIBE L 4960 JOEWOOD DRIVE Secluded 4bed/3 bath home Great room w/fireplace, wet bar Screened pool, outdoor kitchen Private gated location with beach access, community pool & tennisREDUCED TO $925,000 FURNISHED SCAN THIS QR CODE WITH YOUR SMART PHONE FOR DAVE'S LATEST DEALSSANDPIPER BEACH 303 2 bedroom/2 bath Top floor, corner unit Gulf views Private and secluded complexREDUCED TO $610,000COQUINA BEACH 3-E 2 bedroom/2 bath Loft with Gulf views Beautifully remodeled Weekly rentalsSOLD FOR $375,000SANDDOLLAR B-104 Corner 2 bedroom/2bath Direct Gulf views Remodeled and turnkey Good rental incomePRICED AT $995,000970 VICTORIA WAY 3 bed/3 bath near beach Boat dock and lift Pool and spa; sundeck Owner will look at any offerSOLD FOR $950,0009440 BEGONIA 3 bed/2 bath in Gumbo Limbo Oversized corner lot Expansive lake views Fully furnishedPRICED AT $599,500 o Limb Limb o New ListingPELICAN'S ROOST 103 Direct Gulffront views 2 bedroom/2 bath On-site rentals & management Bring all offersSOLD FOR $525,000 HOMES New Listing New Listing SOLD SOLD SOLD 27B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201128B Join The List Of ShellabratorsShellabration 2012! is an island wide, week-long celebration of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, designed as a tribute to the islands shell bounty. The celebration will run from February 26 through March 4, with the shell fair and show running March 1 to 3 at The Community House. Shellabrators from around the island are joining in on the excitement with events and promotions. Everybody is invited to participate. A calendar of events will be prepared and promoted in local and national publications. Following 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. The 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. JN 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, will give a 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 online at www.seashells. com. She Sells Sea Shells will be running two promotions during Shellabration week: Twenty five 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 five million years old. Some of the shells are extinct and some are found at the beach today. The fossils are from the Burnt Store area in North Fort Myers. For 10,000 years, the area has been dry land. Before that, during the Pliocene and Pleistocene eras, it was at times a shallow bay of what is now the Gulf of Mexico. When stockpiling this fill on the library building site in the early 1990s, the material was observed to be full of marine fossils, evidence of the abundant life of the ancient sea. Shellabration necklaces will be offered for sale at various venues around the island. The specially-designed shell necklace will allow for creative additions to make each one as unique as its owner. Shellabrators will be encouraged to collect several and make an island fashion statement. The children of the island will be invited to get involved by creating a special Shellabration! works of art. Eileen Fisher will offer a 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 will join the Shellabration with 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 shell fair and show. Save The Date Calendar Of Events: The Sanibel Stoop Friday, February 17. Help 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 Community House Rusty Brown presents In Celebration of Ann Morrow Lindbergh, followed by a traditional ice cream social at The Community House. For more information on how you can Shellabrate, contact Billy Kirkland at 472-5848. You may also contact Teresa at The Community House at 472-2155 or via e-mail at teresa@sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Visit online at www. sanibelshellfairandshow.com and www. sanibelcommunityhouse.net. 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 & CaptivaEmail your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Commemorative 75th Annual Shellabration T-Shirts AvailableThe 75th annual Shell Fair and Show Shellabration T-shirts are now on sale at $10 each. All proceeds go to the Sanibel-Captiva Shell Clubs scholarship programs. Unisex Ts come in sand color or banana, sizes M, L, XL and XXL. Ladies T-shirts come in a banana color in sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL. Shirts can be purchased at She Sells Sea Shells, either location; at The Community House; or via email at sanibelseashells@aol.com. Shellabration T-shirt with the coveted junonia, designed by artist Pam Brodersen


Magni cent Gulf Front Home on Captivas Gold Coastn Spacious 6 BR/7.5 BA with pool, spa & beach gazebon Built in 2000 by Wolter Group; 1st time on the marketn Spectacular Gulf views, multiple lanais, replace n $6,750,000The Ideal Captiva Village Homen Remodeled 3 BR/2 BA with excellent Rentals n Screened & open porches; screen enclosed pool n In the heart of Captiva; steps to the beach or bay n $1,149,000Almost 3/4 Acre in South Seasn Least expensive lot on Captiva n Across the street from the beach n Home should have Gulf & Intercoastal views n $499,000Directly on the Watern Lands End Village 2 BR/ 2 BA Condo n Breathtaking panoramic view Gulf, Red sh Pass & more n Tastefully remodeled unit with all modern nishes n $1,299,000Least Expensive Pt Santo by $100k+n 2 bedrooms, 2 baths n Views of the Gulf & tropical lagoon n Popular west end complex with wkly rentals n $599,000Best of Loggerhead CayWe have the best units currently available at Loggerhead Cay. All have 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Community highlights include well maintained grounds, large pool, tennis, clubhouse, on-site management, weekly rentals, and pet friendly.Starting at only $422,500. Own a Peninsula on Bay Sanibel Islandn 180 on San Carlos Bay n Private boat dock w/ lift; pool, spa, beach n Spacious 4 bedroom home with 4,000+ sqft n $2,195,000Second to Nonen Expertly remodeled with no expense spared n 4 bedrooms, 3 baths with 2 master suites n 10k lb boat lift; composite dock w/water/electric n $995,000 nn n 800-805-0168 239-464-2984 burnsfamilyteam.com burnsfamilyteam.com Rare East End Gulf Front Homen Colony Beach Estates a prestigious gated communityn Spacious 4 BR, 4 BA with private pool & spa n Breathtaking sunrise views over the beach & Gulf n $1,950,000 Direct Access Canal Home with Wide Canal Viewsn Remodeled 3 BR/3 BA with pool n Almost double lot in Sanibel Isles n 15k lb lift, utilities at dock, 160 ft seawall n $1,195,000 JUST LISTED REDUCED $500KGulf Front Home in Captiva Villagen Fabulous views of the Gulf and Beach n Private, tropically vegetated lot with grilling station n Spacious 5BR, 4BA plus outdoor shower n $1,995,000BANK OWNED Andy Rosse Italian Courtyard Homen Newly constructed 4BR, 4.5BA; seperate guesthouse n Top-of-the-line nishes; replace, pool, spa n Excellent Income Potential thru weekly rentals n $2,345,000 SHORT SALE JUST REDUCED $250K JUST LISTED From Our Family to Yours ... Happy Holidays From Our Family to Yours ... Happy Holidays Built to Suit on Gulf Access Canal Lotn 3BR/3BA built to the most current standards n Impact windows, screen enclosed pool, granite countertopsn Long canal views looking down the canal n $1,099,000 or buy the lot for $449,000 Gulf and Tropical Lagoon Viewsn 2BR/2BA corner unit with extra windows n Remodeled: new upscale kitchen & baths n Weekly rentals allowed n $649,000 Gulf Front Pelicans Roostn 2BR/2BA end unit with extra windows n Onsite mgmt/ rentals, small complex n Only unit available for sale in popular Pelicans Roostn $809,000 Reputable Island Builders, Dan Hahn Custom Buidlers29B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011


ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201130B Superior InteriorsPrinciples Of Design: Rhythmby Jeanie TinchRhythm is measured motion whether in written or spoken language, music or decorating. In music, its achieved by regularly recurring groups of accented tones. In decorating, its achieved by the regular recurrence of accent features or elements. Rhythm is vital to good design because it helps hold the varied elements of a composition together, whether that composition is a single object, such as a lamp, or the contents of a whole room. When its time to think about creating rhythm in your design plan, the easiest thing to do is repeat, repeat, repeat! Repeat a color, repeat a line, or a design motif or an object more than once in a composition. And immediately, a sense of design or purpose begins to develop. When anything is repeated, the eye is carried along from one motif to the next, and interest mounts. This is what is meant by defining rhythm as motion. Rhythm born of repetition can be developed in many different ways. Remembering that rhythm is the regular recurrence of features of elements, think about the charm of a wicker or rattan chair. Repeated swirls and curlicues give this type of furniture a lilting rhythm that is meant to delight the eye, in addition to making the chair look characteristically light and airy. Another way to create rhythm in accessorizing is to consider repeating the same type of object say a plate collection in varying shapes and sizes. By varying the size and shape of your plates, the repeated element becomes more interesting to the eye. Jeanie Tinch is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at jeanie@decden.net. Insurance Tip Legislative Newsby Marge MeekOnce again, the National Flood Insurance Program has been extended, this time until May 31. This is part of the appropriations bill that Congress has been struggling with for a long time, which deals with long term reform and would include a five year program. Unfortunately, the next deadline is right before the start of hurricane season. A proposal to increase hurricane insurance costs for condominium owners has been tabled at least until February. Citizens had recommended a $1 million cap on wind coverage for our coastal condominiums when more than 25 percent of the units are short-term rentals. That would have meant that condo associations would have to go to the surplus market for additional cover age where the rates are significantly higher. Citizens writes 26,000 wind only policies on condominium buildings and believe the premiums only cover 20 percent of the replacement value. The increase in rates by going to companies outside Citizens are estimated to be up to 400 percent higher, thus further supporting the belief that Citizens rates are way too low. Citizens is proposing capping coverage on high value homes at $1 million instead of the current $2 million cap. Another item is that the personal liability maximum could be changed to $100,000 from the current $300,000. In total, there are 31 separate non-legislative proposals being recommended as a response to the Governors mandate to reduce Citizens financial exposure. They admit that without significant public policy legislative changes, little can be done to reduce the overall situation. Stay tuned as this will be a heated discussion as the new state legislative session gets underway. Marge Meek is a local SanibelCaptiva insurance agent, who can be reached at mmeek@rosierinsurance. com. VIP CertificationVIP Realty Group, Inc is proud to announce that Ira Zlatkin, CPA with Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors has been awarded the Resort and Second Home Specialist (RSPS) Certification. The RSPS Certification is a nationallyrecognized certification awarded by the National Association of Realtors to real estate professionals who wish to demonstrate and promote to consumers and their peers alike their expertise in the resort and second home specialty. Ira joins more than 1,300 real estate professionals who have earned the RSPS certification. Realtors who receive the RSPS certification have successfully completed the Resort and Second Home Markets Course along with another designation or additional advanced courses in the field of resort and second home real estate. He now joins other real estate professionals who specialize in buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination and properties for investment, development or retirement. Ira can be reached at izlatkin@viprealty.com or at 239-898-0332. 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Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Hospital HappeningLate November and the snowbirds are flocking in... but this bird had a somewhat unexpected landing when her mate fell, hit his head and came away with a nagging headache. A call to a Sanibel doctor was quite clear. Go to the emergency room at Lee Memorial immediately. So thats where hes nesting and laptop enabled I thought Id make this portrait one of a place rather than a person. ERs arent all that unknown to me. Ive been a parent to three boisterous boys so thats plenty of bangs, bruises and breaks. Its not as if hospitals are a whole new thing but Lee Memorial HealthPark sure breaks the mold. For starters, its a visual delight with parking areas and walkways trimmed with shade trees and the entrance set apart in landscaped loveliness. Can I get a wheelchair so my husband doesnt have to walk from the car? gets an immediate response from the volunteer stationed at the entrance. Of course and Ill wait right here to help you through the door. Minutes later, wheeling mate, Im greeted again and she shows me to the registry window, makes sure I have the necessary forms to fill out, positions my spouse in a secluded corner and directs me to comfortable seating while I do the paperwork. Can I get you a cup of coffee? My no thanks is answered with her pointing out the nearby coffee station, advising me its always available to those in the waiting area. Within minutes we are moved to a triage room and a variety of doctors comes through, each one ordering his own variety of tests. CAT scans rule out internal bleeds but, arriving as this patient did with no local doctor or medical records, they cover all bases.kidneys, lungs, heart. Busy, busy, busy and they decide he should be admitted as soon as a bed is available. Big change. Hes gone from outpatient to inpatient just in time for dinner. All rooms here are single occupancy and everything is patient-focused. Patient comforts speeds recovery, the nurse assures me. Visiting hours 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.... television, telephone, music, wifi... all at no extra charge and just a finger-flick away. And hows this for a surprise. A bedside note explains that bird lovers, current or potential, can feel free to enjoy whats flying by ...just dial extension 23210 and a bird guide and binoculars will be made immediately available for your use. The solid wall of windows does far more than simply frame a view. Nurses, aides, technicians, physicians ...the flow seems endless. Each one enters with an announcing knock, introductions and task explanations. Im here to clean the room, deliver your meal, give you your meds, adjust your wires, take bloods... no surprises, its all explained. After a week of patient visiting, this particular spouse has become hospital savvy. Its much like getting to know your neighborhood when youre a new movein. I wander a lot. For starters, rather than an entrance lobby theres an atrium. Mini-waterfalls flow over rocks and feed into a meandering brook which drifts through planted areas, some brightened with bromeliad blooms, others shrouded in sprawling ivies. Thats what catches your eye in the center. Surrounding this area are a wide variety of shops and services. Aside from the usual gifts, florists and even uniforms, you can find food shops, a cafeteria with a varied selection of healthy choices, all intentionally affordable, a tiny palm-cloaked chocolatte bar with coffees, biscottis and muffins, perfect for a mid-visit break... and hows this for the unexpected... a U.S. Postal Service window not only for mailing out but receiving too. Even the visitors are varied. Children are allowed and I noted several, no longer small enough to be carried, who arrived in strollers. Lest they get bored there are tiny play and seating areas readily available. What my husband liked best though were the four-legged, furry kind. One day I arrived to find Bijou, a lhasa apso, neatly positioned knee-side in his bed being petted. The next day there was a Pyrranese mountain dog (this one accessorized with reindeer antlers) accompanied by a Wheaten terrier and this morning he had a German shepherd and an American bull dog stop by. For an animal lover these service dogs are a welcomed intervention. Most wouldnt want to begin their winter away with a hospital stay but this is for sure... if a medical emergency arises, Lee Memorial Health System, with its almost spa-like surroundings, makes hospitalization as pleasurable as possible. 31B ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 2011Scholarship Applications Available NowThe Southwest Florida Community Foundations scholarship application process for the 2012 school year began on December 22. Approximately $400,000 in scholarships are available including scholarships for local high school, undergraduate and graduate students from of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. The E-Apply online scholarship application tool can be accessed through the community foundations website at www. floridacommunity.com/scholarships. For the second year, students interested in applying for a community foundation scholarship will now be able to access an application online. Students can review the scholarships available online as well as a tutorial about how to create and submit the online application. Students can apply for multiple scholarships and have the ability to upload transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation and financial documentation (if required). For need-based scholarships, students are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. The deadline for applications is March 1. We have scholarships for vocational students, not just for attendance at colleges and universities, said Anne Douglas, director of programs for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. In the past we have had some scholarships that were not awarded because students did not apply for them, so we are trying to do our best to educate local students on the various types of funding available. According to Douglas, examples of some of the more unique scholarships not as highly sought after include scholarships for technical schools, students with disabilities, fine or performing arts majors, photography studies, returning students and those wishing to pursue teaching and healthcare professions. The James Bilder Scholarship was established to fund tuition for high school students pursuing higher education in Lee County, with preference given to students attending vocational/technical schools. The Anne Fassett Scholarship was established to fund post high school educational opportunities at the college, community college or technical school level for high school, undergraduate and graduate students from Southwest Florida with a physical disability who use a wheelchair. The George E. Judd Scholarship funds tuition for graduating Lee County seniors pursuing higher education in fine or performing arts. The Bruce T. Gora Scholarship funds a scholarship for a high school senior or a student currently enrolled at an accredited college, university or technical school in Florida to pursue a fine arts major focusing in photography.There are also scholarships for those returning to school. The Chip Johnson Memorial Scholarship was established to fund scholarships for students who have completed 60 hours of college and attend one of the local colleges or universities, including Barry University, Edison State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University or Nova Southeastern University. This scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of Chip Johnson who died of cancer at age 44. Chips father Dr. Franklyn A. Johnson said he wanted to leave a legacy for his son who was an Army veteran serving overseas during the Vietnam War. The John and Madeleine Taeni Scholarship was established in November 2002 by Madeleine Taeni for students who graduated from high school at least two years ago and are now pursuing degrees in teaching, nursing, paramedic training or emergency medical technician training. There are even scholarships for students from specific communities served by the community foundation. The Love of Bonita Empowerment Scholarship funds tuition, books and/or course fees for individuals residing in Bonita Springs who have been out of school for at least two years or who have received their G.E.D. Once again the community foundation chose the month of December as the scholarship launch date after receiving numerous calls from students who wanted to be able to work on scholarship application submissions during winter break. In 2011, $404,000 in scholarships were awarded by the community foundation. With the streamlined online application process, students are no longer required to submit paper applications for the scholarships that are available via the website. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties. With assets of more than $60 million, the community foundation has provided more than $49 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves.For more information, call 239-2745900 or visit www.floridacommunity. com. From page 18BLockardLockard was recognized by his peers as a leader and an established mentor, an educator, and a motivator. He has demonstrated the desire and the ability to improve the skills and abilities of all PGA members through education and a willingness to act as a National Mentor. I think this grass roots program will shed new light into the ever-changing golf industry. Adding value to your job, to the members to the team, and to yourself is just the next logical step in the overall process, stated Lockard. I was honored to be invited. Ken Kouril, general manager of The Sanctuary Golf Club, added, We are all very excited to initiate the mentoring philosophy. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201132B Tis the season where many like to make gifts to loved ones. Theres a lot of confusion about the gift tax rules, so I thought that we could review a few of the more common ones together: 5. Gifts Arent Usually Taxed As Income. Lets say that you make a cash gift to your daughter Suzie of $13,000. Does she have to declare that gift as taxable income on her Form 1040 income tax return? No, she doesnt. When we talk about gift tax we are referring to the transfer taxes the estate and gift taxes. A transfer tax is a tax imposed on the donor not the recipient on the value of the gift. But there is also an annual exclusion of $13,000. This means that a donor can make a gift of $13,000 to anyone and it is not enough to require the filing of a gift tax return. Suppose a donor makes a gift of $100,000 to daughter Suzie. Now the donor has to file a gift tax return reporting the $100,000 transfer. Does the donor pay gift tax at this time? The answer is it depends. If the donor has consumed his lifetime exemption (today that exemption is $5 million) then he does not actually pay gift tax. Instead, he has consumed a part of his lifetime (and death) exemption. 4. Paying Someones Medical Expenses Doesnt Count As A Gift. In my example of making a gift to Suzie above assume that your daughter Suzie has medical expenses of $20,000 that you would like to help her out with. Youve already given her the $13,000 but she needs that for her necessities. Can you gift additional amounts to pay for her medical expenses without having to file a gift tax return consuming more of your exemption? Yes you can provided that you make the payment directly to the medical provider. If you were to give Suzie another $20,000 to pay her doctor bills, then you would have to file a gift tax return. If instead you made the payment directly to Suzies doctors and hospitals, then the payment is considered gift tax-free. 3. Paying Someones Educational Expenses Doesnt Count As A Gift. If Suzie has a $20,000 tuition bill, you are able to gift her $13,000 plus her tuition, provided that you pay the educational institution directly as you would have a doctor or hospital in the previous example. 2. Gifts Must Be Completed To Count. Suppose that you have some valuable artwork in your home. Knowing that you might have a taxable estate when you die, and that the valuable artwork is only going to add to the tax liability, you decide to gift that artwork to your children. First remember that if you make gifts above $13,000 in value you are consuming your estate tax exemption anyway as you will have to file a gift tax return reporting the transfer. In any event, you take those yellow sticky Post-It notes to post on the back of each piece of art This painting now belongs to Junior. You leave the paintings on your wall. Under IRS rules, you have not made a completed gift because you have not actually lost dominion and control over the asset. The painting must actually leave your residence to be considered a completed gift.1. You Cant Sell Assets For $1 To Avoid Gift And Estate Tax. Some believe that they can outsmart the IRS by selling assets at an amount below fair market value to avoid the gift tax rules. Assume that Tom sells his rental house valued at $225,000 to his daughter Suzie for $100. Here, Tom has made a taxable gift in the amount of $224,900 which is the difference of the fair market value of the property less the amount that Suzie actually paid for it. How do you determine the fair market value? Some assets like stocks and bonds have a ready market that is easily determined. Others like real estate or family business interests require you to engage the services of a qualified appraiser who can issue an appraisal report that must be attached to the gift tax return. Ive seen instances where individuals instead obtained a Realtors price estimate report to justify a transfer value. Its been my experience that the IRS doesnt consider Realtors listing reports or price estimates to be a qualified report. When the IRS doesnt consider it to be a qualified report, then they (the IRS) are free to determine what they believe to be the accurate fair market value, usually resulting in the assessment of additional tax. I hope that this helps you when you play Santa Claus this year. Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all! Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. From page 1BKiss 2011 Goodbyethe Sanibel Farmers Market. You do not have to be present to win. The oldest man, known as Father Time and the oldest woman, known as Mother Time, will receive gift certificates. Baby New Year wins a beach photo session with up to five people valued at $175, donated by Denise Y. McKee of L3 Beach Photo. Over 1,000 balloons will fall during the balloon drop, sponsored by the Bondurant Real EstateTeam of John R. Wood Realtors. Balloons will contain coupons for prizes. This party is alcohol and tobacco free. For more information call 472-0345, visit mysanibel.com or call volunteer chairman Barry Roth at 313-9591. Will PowerTop 5 Year End Gifting Rulesby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA Christmas Decorationsby Bryan HayesSo how many Christmas lights can I plug into that one receptacle I have on my lanai? Before I get into the meat of this article, I have to tell you that I had written out this really long article with formulas, graphs and talking about how my old math teacher would be turning over in her grave. Blah, blah blah. As usual, I gave the article to Carol, our office manager, to read and she did something she hadnt done in the 10-plus years that I have been writing articles. She asked my brother Todd to read it as well. It turns out that what I had written was even more unreadable than ever before. Todd started out with a highlighter to mark what should be removed from the article. So he starts highlighting the page, he got half way down with only a couple of words that werent neon yellow and threw it on my desk stating its hopelessness. So here I sit, rewriting the article. Now to the meat of the article: Only put three 100-foot strands of lights on each 15 amp plug. Thats it. Note: Most of your receptacles are a minimum of 15 amps. If you want to know any more than that, let me know. I might be able to dig out that highlighted article or find my old math teachers number. 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. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201134B Students To Participate At Science FairCanterbury School will send 24 projects created by 30 students to the Edison Regional Science Fair on January 13 and 14. The 18 individual and six team projects are: Senior Division Individual: Ahmed Ahad (grade 9) Analyzing the Differences of the Urine Composition of Those With and Without Cancer James Harris (grade 11) Dynamo Analysis Derek Wu (grade 10) Dont Drink the Water: The efficacy of the insecticide Spinisad on Mosquito Larvae Xylo Smith-Pajares (grade 11) Analyzing the Barriers that Limit Participation in Organ Donation and Blood Transfusion Programs Thorin Thosath (grade 12) (F.E.A.R.) An Examination of the Onset of Math Anxiety Suhas Penukonda (grade 10) Xerophthalmia (Dry Eye Syndrom): Comparing Treatment Options in Improving Visual Acuity Tara Kini (grade 11) The Affects of Sodium Nitrite Solutions on Cellular Regeneration of Planaria Cheyenne Reynolds (grade 11) The Effect of BPA on Secondary Sex Characteristics as Studied in Guppies Kelly Fay (grade 9) Le Tour de Wheel Is a Gluten-free Diet Conducive to the Enhancement of Diurnal Activity in Female Feeder Mice (Mus musculus)? Wyatt Smith (grade 11) The Correlation between Sarcoplasmic Muscular Hypertrophy, Myofribrillar Muscular Hypertrophy, Myofribrillar Muscular Hypertrophy and Individual Anatomical Features Senior Division Team: Vaibhav Penukonda and Neil Singh (grade 12) Developing an Application of the Gauss-Ostogradsky Theorem and Flux Operators to Investigate an Architectural Situations of Fluid Dynamics Thomas Quigley, Steven Schwartz and Peri Shamlian (grade 11) The Adaption of the Sea Perch ROV to Collect Data Samples Junior Division Individual: Sophia Ahad (grade 8) Can Saliva Be Useful in the Detection of Cancer in Female Patients? Eve Bailey (grade 8) Does Compliance with Medications Play a Role in Causing Recent Hospitalization for Cardiovascular Patients? Jay Chandar (grade 7) Can Plant Enzymes Accelerate the Digestion of Cooked and Processed Foods? Hannah Fay (grade 8) Which Florida State Trees Are the Most Flammable? Maddie Goldberg (grade 8) Will Polarized Sunglasses Protect Against UV Rays? Manuel Hernandez (grade 8) What Species of Zooplankton Are Found In Sanibel Harbour; and How Will Petroleum Derivatives Affect These Plankton? Ryan Misewiscz (grade 7) Does Gatorade Color Differ In the Amount of Electrolytes? Simon Negin (grade 7) Does the Size of a Plate Affect the Perception of the Amount of Food? Junior Division Team: Michael Burton and Dante Curcione (grade 7) How Do Planaria Survive in Different Environments? Natalie Henning and Madison Noall (grade 8) Will Increasing the Amount of Sea Salt & DC Voltage During the Process of Electrolysis Increase the Production of Hydrogen in Clean and Polluted Salt Water? Makenzie Garner and Evelyn PizzolatoMurray (grade 8) Does Higher SPF level of Sunscreen Protect Against UV Rays? Scott Wheeler and Zan DeBoest (grade 8) What is the Effect of UV Radiation on Human Hair? School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter is in eighth grade and has not been doing very well in her writing. She just writes her essays and papers quickly and hands them in. I think she should be spending more time on writing. How can I help her? Maureen B. Fort Myers, Florida Maureen, Becoming a good writer takes lots of time and is a lengthy and on going process. Perhaps your daughter does not feel secure in her ability to write and just puts anything down to get her assignment completed. There is a set of writing skills that she should have that will provide a strong foundation for writing. Drs. Steve Graham and Dolores Perin, in their report Writing Next, identified Eleven Elements of Effective Adolescent Writing Instruction found to be effective for helping adolescent students learn to write well and to use writing as a tool for learning. Most of the strategies they identified are more applicable to the classroom but I have listed several below that you could work on at home. The most common challenge for middle school writers is choosing a topic. Pre-writing, a part of the general writing process is a very useful skill that can be easily established and practiced both at school and at home and helps students learn how develop a writing topic. Prewriting activities help develop and transform an idea into a successful essay or paper. Mind mapping is one pre-writing strategy that will help students with topic selection and outlining. The purpose of mind mapping is to explore related information and topic ideas. A mind map is a drawing used to represent key words and ideas. A mind map diagram can be similar to a group of word clouds or a tree with branches of words. Students can draw either form with one word in the center. Each adjoining cloud or tree branch should then include a word that is related to the key word. From this drawing, students can choose one or the main words as a topic and then build an outline from their clouds or branches to develop their writing project. Summarization, or being able to condense the main points of a text or program is a very valuable skill. This is important for clear and concise writing and can be easily practiced orally. Have your daughter practice summarization by condensing familiar stories, a movie or TV show and then have her tell you an oral summary of it. By middle school all students should be competent with Word Processing, on computer. Most students will have already taken a class at school to learn this skill but if they still need some help there are many programs that can be downloaded and used at home for practice. Word processing programs have many supports built in to them to help with writing including a dictionary, thesaurus, spelling and grammar checker and many more. Students should get into the habit of using these supports for all their work. To be a good writer, students must become proficient with the overall writing process. This involves specific formats for planning, revising, and editing compositions. Ask your daughters teacher about the writing strategies she uses in the classroom and then discuss them with your daughter and help her to use them. 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. Samet Named To Deans ListTaryn Samet, daughter of Mr. Michael G. Samet and Ms. Elissa G. Karasin-Samet of Sanibel, was named to the Fall Term 2011 Deans List at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201136B 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 am in a canasta group with 20 other women. We meet weekly in one anothers homes. We have all retired to this historic town from all different parts of the country. One of our members husbands was an admiral with the U.S. Navy, and they have a dog that is very much a part of their lives. Every time we go to their home, the admiral is constantly saying, Does the admirals doggie want his lunch? or Does the admirals doggie want to go out for a walk? or I think the admirals doggie wants to go out and play. We are all very aware that he had a very successful career, but we are fed up with listening to him. How do you suggest we cope with this type of behavior. Della Dear Della, I think the admiral is having a very difficult time dealing with his loss of status. Many very successful people do and some succeed and others just cannot adjust to being an ordinary person again. Since you only meet at his home about every five months, I would suggest that you just put up with it, for his wifes sake. And, be glad you dont have to live with him. Lizzie Dear Della, Most of us with animals have silly ways of talking with our animals. I am sure if anyone heard how I talk to my dog they would conclude that I am, well, abnormal. I think the man is just talking to his dog. Who knows? Maybe referring to the dog as the admirals doggie is an inside family joke. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am experiencing some difficult times in my marriage. My wife just told me she wants a divorce and that she is unhappy. I told her that I want to remain married and work it out with her. I am afraid it might be too late, but I hope not. What can I do to make it work?A: You have just been given a wakeup call in your marriage and in your life. Think about the warning signs that were indications the marriage was in trouble. It takes two to dance the dance. You both owe it to yourselves and to each other to discuss what happened to get to this point in the marriage. You are being forced to examine the issues and take immediate action to remedy it. Since you are being forced to seriously take a look at repairing your marriage, I would suggest getting professional help; a counselor, marriage and family therapist, or an experienced professional who works with individuals and couples who can objectively guide you into a healthy decision-making place. If you and your wife reconcile, you will need proper guidance to get back on your path. If you do not reconcile, you will need support and help with transitioning into being without a spouse. It takes a lot of courage and commitment to work through this very difficult wakeup call and the challenges you face. You have indicated that you want to make it work, and that is the first step to a reconciliation. Dr. Clancy is a licensed mental health therapist, certified hypnotherapist, life coach, author and public speaker. You may e-mail Dr. Connie at connie@drconstance.com. Safety Program For Alzheimers CaregiversThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center is pleased to offer a safety program for Alzheimers caregivers in Lee County. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Centers Safety Program was created to provide caregivers with tools to implement an emergency plan to prevent crises. Each safety program packet includes two components: 1) an emergency plan kit and 2) an identification bracelet for the memory impaired person. The emergency plan kit is intended to help eliminate the possibility of a crisis situation if the caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder requires emergency care. The emergency workers who come to rescue the caregiver may not know a memory impaired adult resides in the home, and therefore, may leave the person with Alzheimers alone when they take the caregiver to the hospital. The safety program universal symbol, included with the emergency plan kit, is designed to alert emergency workers that a memory-impaired person resides in the home. The symbol hangs on the front of the homes refrigerator. The corresponding packet of forms, which contain important emergency contacts and care instructions provided by the caregiver, are located inside the refrigerator. Once a trained emergency worker sees the symbol, he or she will automatically know to search for an Alzheimers client in the house and, using the information in the refrigerator, take appropriate measures to see that care for this person is provided. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center caring staff works closely with local law enforcement and emergency workers throughout Lee County to help train them on how the safety program can assist them when they respond to an emergency involving the caregiver of an individual with memory loss. The safety program packet is provided at no charge, through grants from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation, Lee County Medical Society Alliance, and the Cape Coral Community Foundation, to caregivers caring for a loved one with memory loss in their homes in Lee County. The safety program also stresses the importance of having an identification bracelet for individuals with memory loss to wear at all times. Identification bracelets help local law enforcement identify individuals who are separated from their caregivers and are unable to find their way home or even tell someone where they live due to memory impairment. Each bracelet (or necklace) is engraved with the persons first name or nickname, a code number which matches their application number, the words memoryimpaired and the phone number for the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Both the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center and the Lee County Sheriffs Office maintain records of enrolled persons application numbers and identifying information. Being able to look at a bracelet, make a phone call, and escort the lost person to his/her home reduces the time memoryimpaired persons are away from their homes and saves police departments valuable effort. A brochure with an application to obtain a bracelet is included in each safety program packet. Bracelets are provided at no charge by Walgreens. For more information about the safety program, or to find out more about the services offered by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, call 239-437-3007. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201138B deaRPharmacistTis The Season To Be Healthyby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: The cold weather is upon us and Im worried about cold and flu. What are some simple steps to keep my immune system healthy? LF, Alexandria, Virginia Preventing the spread of germs is job one. If you feel any symptoms of a cold, please stay home and delegate your errands to a friend or relative. Also, consider the other individuals around you, such as your husband or child, who could potentially fall ill before making close contact with sick people. Being mindful of this could have lasting benefits if you consider the fact that their cold could turn into pneumonia should they have a weak immune system. If you have to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for 30 seconds. While shopping for bargains at the mall, or waiting in airport security lines, or anywhere for that matter, keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth. Ill tell you to make sure your kids do the same, but I know they put their little fingers in all the wrong places, so I also recommend keeping antibacterial lotion or wipes handy. With that, here are some of my top vitamin recommendations to help support immunity: Probiotics These are beneficial bacteria that naturally help maintain immune system wellness. They also aid in proper digestion. Vitamin C The humans body doesnt make vitamin C, so its important we get it from other sources such as supplements, citrus fruits, or vegetables including bell peppers. Its a strong antioxidant that does housekeeping on your cells and helps support the immune system. Vitamin D Getting your Vitamin D from sunlight isnt always reliable, especially if you use sun block to protect your skin or live in a state with a long winter. Most people dont realize that Vitamin D is mostly obtained from fortified foods. A Vitamin D supplement can provide added support, try 1,000 5,000 IU but ask your doctor to make sure. You want the bio-active form, vitamin D3 and high-quality supplements say that on the label. Zinc This mineral is a strong antioxidant best known for supporting prostate health, but it also happens to neutralize free radicals; it may affect the duration of a cold. Elderberry extract This herb has been revered for centuries and is best known for its anti-viral effects. Two separate studies have found that it can inhibit influenza if taken during the first 48 hours of symptoms. Echinacea Related to daisies, this herbal supplement is thought to rev up the immune system thereby lowering risk of infection. Recommended dosage is usually in cycles, not every single day. When choosing dietary supplements, seek out brands that are committed to science-based protocols for product development and testing. Be sure to ask your health care professional or pharmacist what supplements are best for you, especially if you take medications. 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. Support Group For Adult Children Of Alzheimers PatientsA support group specifically for adults who have a parent with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder will meet at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, located at 10051 McGregor Blvd., Suite 101 in Fort Myers. Interested caregivers can attend on Tuesday, January 3 at 6:15 p.m. Meetings are held each month on the first Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. The meetings are sponsored by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns and questions adult children face as they provide care to a parent with memory loss or strive to learn more about Alzheimers disease. The group is open to all interested individuals at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational, and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center can be contacted at 239-437-3007. Powerful Tools For Caregivers SeriesPowerful Tools For Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced class leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the tools you choose and put them into action for your life. You will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $25 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class. Classes will be held in Fort Myers and North Fort Myers from 1 to 4 p.m. at the following locations: Thursdays January 5 through February 9 at Clare Bridge, located at 13565 American Colony Blvd. in Fort Myers. Fridays January 6 through February 10 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, located at 2951 Trail Dairy Circle in North Fort Myers. These classes have been funded by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida, in collaboration with Lee Memorial Health System Older Adult Services. For more information about respite care or to register, call 239-343-2751. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. 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ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201139B 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 January Caregivers Support MeetingsThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center offers monthly support group meetings for caregivers throughout Lee County and neighboring areas. The caregivers support group meetings include an opportunity for caregivers to meet others who are facing similar challenges and to learn more about Alzheimers disease and effective coping strategies. Select meeting locations feature a guest speaker as well as an informal time for sharing. Sanibel Wednesday, January 25 at 1:30 p.m., Sanibel Congregational United, Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. 437-3007 Fort Myers Tuesday, January 10 at 2 p.m., Broadway Community Church, 3309 Broadway Avenue. 437-3007 Wednesday, January 11 at 9:45 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court. 437-3007 Wednesday, January 25 at 9:45 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court. 437-3007 Wednesday, January 18 at 10 a.m., Ft. Myers Congregational United, Church of Christ, 8210 College Parkway. 437-3007 Wednesday, January 18 at 2:30 p.m., Mt. Herman Baptist Church, 2856 Douglas Avenue. 437-3007 North Fort Myers Thursday, January 26 at 2 p.m., Pine Lakes Country Club, 10200 Pine Lakes Blvd. (3.5 miles north of Shell Factory on U.S. 41). 437-3007 Cape Coral Thursday, January 5 at 2 p.m., Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd. 437-3007 Thursday, January 19 at 2 p.m., Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd. 437-3007 Pine Island Thursday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m., Pine Island United Methodist, 5701 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia. 437-3007 Lehigh Acres Monday, January 16 at 2 p.m., Lehigh Acres United Way House, 201 Plaza Drive, Suite 3. 437-3007 Bonita Springs Monday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m., Hope Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41. 437-3007 Labelle Wednesday, January 4 at 1 p.m., First Christian Church, 89 Ford Avenue. 437-3007. Dr. DaveIdea Source by Dr. Dave HepburnEditor: Dr. Dave, when and where in heavens name do you get your ideas from? I get my bestest ideas from two places, primarily. Seldom do I feel creative when Im working at a computer. But when Im working out on my elliptical machine, ideas come like cold sores on a wedding day. I also tend to get a lot of Pulitzer moments when I am soaking in a bubble bath, with the jets blowing Strawberry Shortcakes Sweet Berry Bubbles all around me, while Leo, my intimidating 12-pound dog, shields me from the paparazzi. (Whatever you do EDITOR, do not print that. I mean I wouldnt mind if you printed that when my wife massages my feet for 45 minutes I have an urge to send her to the spa of her choice, but mention the bubble bath thing and, editor or not, I will hunt you down.) Though some folks likely think I work out to maintain my schoolgirl figure... no... I work out to generate thinking thoughts to think about in the thought area of my thinker. Turns out there is some science involved. After birth (best not read together as a noun), our brains start to lose nerve cells, a process that continues as we age to the point where we consider marrying a Kardashian. But the neural stem cells that do remain are very active in the younger, totally awesome portion of our species, active meaning that these stem cells are busy proliferating and making new brain cells all the time. This, of course, is why kids so often ignore us. They cant hear for all the racket them stem cells are making. But as we get older, these nerve stem cells (though actually not much less in number than when we were younger) pack up, buy Bermuda shorts, behemoth sunglasses and a Winnebago and head to Pompano Beach. They persist in a long state of dormancy, known in scientific circles as Torontus mapleleafus. But they can be reactivated! How, you asked? Either through exercise or by actually having a seizure. Your choice. Of course, should you happen to exercise so hard that you have a seizure, your brain will likely produce so many cells that your head will expand and pop off, as expanding heads are wont to do. Most of these newly formed nerve cells hang out in the hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for memory and learning. This means, in fact, that we can exercise ourselves into learning new tricks right into old age. My friend June, had been very physically active all of her 70 years. She had always wanted to play piano but never did. On her 70th birthday, her delightfully devious husband, David, snuck a piano yes, snuck it into their living room as she slept downstairs, likely having been drugged by him. Almost every day since, shes played for 45 minutes. Ten years later, now in her 80s, June, at our behest played some of her Grade 8 conservatory music like David Foster on Red Bull. She had honed, carved, sculpted the new nerve cells, courtesy of all her exercising, and now could entertain us and annoy her neighbours at the same time. Davids head would nod with the beat, even when he was awake. Our neuronal stem cells do not disappear with age but are kept in reserve. It is up to us to call them out of the reserves into active duty. The precise factors that influence the reactivation of dormant stem cells are not entirely clear and may involve everything from exercising to singing the blues to blueberries, and even tossing in an occasional seizure to impress the dog. But our dormant brain cells can, indeed, be stimulated to divide again. You can compare them to bubbles in a bubble bath. They start off doing very little until you turn the jets on, at which time they rapidly proliferate, enveloping your entire body whilst entertaining you, your dog and Rubby the Duck at the same time. (Actually, EDITOR, best not print that last sentence... please.) Like the column? Youll LOVE the book The Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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answer on page 43BPROFESSIONAL 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 43B 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 23, 201141B CONTRACTORS 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 Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellykelly07@aol.com COMPUTERS


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KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU SUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERSPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS ISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201143B CUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com Ron DeCorte #CBC058483PAINTING 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 PaintingVETERINARY SERVICES Dr. Mark W. 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. DarabanPERSONAL TRAINER SanFit Training Free ConsultationStrength Weight Management BalanceLaura McGowan Personal Trainer Conditioning Coachlaura@sanfittraining.com 239 464 7876 www.sanfittraining.com LAWN MAINTENANCEGENERAL CONTRACTOR 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 REMODELINGNEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506


Classified Ad Deadline Monday At Noon HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES WANTED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY COMMERCIAL SPACEISLAND SUN DECEMBER 23, 201144B PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBELPrime east end direct access dockage. Seawall, electricity, water, parking. Only minutes to the gulf! Call: 470-2866RS 12/17 CC TFN 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 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 NC 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 NC 1/6 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 MUSICIAN(S) WANTEDFemale jazz vocalist looking for a pianist or group of musicians to practice with for Sunday night gigs! Please call 518-796-4239.NR 12/23 CC 1/13 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 12/23 CC 1/13


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ROOMMATE WANTED RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds Classifieds 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 23, 201145B WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath 1/2 of duplex East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234 RR 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 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 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 Island SunEMAIL: Ads@IslandSunNews.com ROOMMATE WANTED2BD/2BA Roommate Wanted $500 a month and 1/2 utilities, on Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel. Call 239-691-3892. RS 12/23 CC 12/23 SANIBEL RENTAL WANTEDIsland Family looking for Annual Rental. Please call 239-738-4309NR 12/23 CC 12/23 LOT FOR RVUp to 35 ft. in ve star resort near Bunche Beach at Palmetto Palms. 55 and over. No pets. $600 per month or $3,000 for 6 months Tel. 239-489-2360NR 12/23 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 12/23 CC 12/30 ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELCharming old Sanibel style 2 BR 1 BA house. Lighthouse end. Great neighborhood. Beach access. Available in January. 252-341-6222NR 12/23 CC 12/30 Condo. 1/1 F. 2nd Floor $900/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock just off Island $2,300/mo. Updated 3/3 piling home, Tons of storage/Pool/tennis $2,200/mo.472-6747Making Islanders out of ordinary citizens for over 35 years! Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 12/23 BM TFN


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 23, 201146B My name is Lennox (ID # 408930) and Im a 7-year-old brown and while neutered male Boxer. Im a good boy and so is my Boxer buddy, Shorty. We were found by the Cape Coral Police but our owners didnt come to Lee County Animal Services to claim us. We sure would love to be in a new home by Christmas. Whether you adopt one or both of us we promise to be loyal, fun-loving pets and a great addition to your family. Our adoption fee is $25. My name is Bridget (ID # 519966) and Im a 4-year-old black tiger female Domestic Short Hair. Im a very affectionate, playful cat. My favorite thing to do in the whole world is to play with toy mice. When you are home, I can shower you with attention and when youre away I can entertain myself! 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. Bridget Lennox photos by squaredogphoto.com




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