Island sun
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Title: Island sun
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Publication Date: 01-27-2012
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JANUARY/FEBRUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:16 6:06 7:15 6:07 7:15 6:08 7:15 6:09 7:14 6:09 7:14 6:10 7:13 6:11 VOL. 19, NO. 31 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 27, 2012 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONFlorida Panther Biologist Coming To Ding DarlingLarry Richardson, biologist and photographer at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge near Naples, will make a guest appearance to speak about Where Photography Meets Science: Using Remote Cameras to Capture the Florida Panther. His presentation takes place on Friday, February 3 in the Education Center at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Richardson and his staff track and treat Florida panthers within the 26,400-acre Everglades-area refuge in an effort to help the endangered species survive. He assists with cat examinations and radio-collar tagging, and will explain how new technology is helping in the refuges mission. This year for the first time, due to their popularity, the free lectures will be held twice each Friday, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. Admission is free to the event, which is sponsored by The Sanctuary Golf Club and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge.continued on page 5Demonstration By Artist Janet RogersThe Sanibel-Captiva Art League is sponsoring a watercolor demonstration by acclaimed watercolor artist Janet Rogers at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 2. continued on page 39Shell Museums Under The Sea Luau On Sunday Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum director Dr. Jos H. Leal, right, and Richard Johnson of Baileys will take part in the Under the Sea grand raffle prize, which is a private Luau for 10 catered by Baileys in the winners home see story on page 25 Lady in White by Janet Rogers Larry Richardson will address new science in tracking Floridas panther populationThodos Dance Chicago At BIG ARTS Thodos Dance Chicago will perform at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall on Friday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. General admission seats are $42, loge seats are $47 and childrens tickets are $15. A reviewer for the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, Thodos Dance Chicago has ascended to a whole new level of excellence. They will perform their Fosse Trilogy at BIG ARTS, as well as other pieces from their repertoire. Fosse Trilogy is an adaptation of works originally created by Bob Fosse in the early 1960s for television (a Bob Hope special and The Ed Sullivan Show). Tony Award-winning choreographer and Fosse muse Ann Reinking staged this piece with its romantic, Latin-based music for live performances and created the transition choreography. continued on page 27 Thodos Dance Chicago photo by Tiffany Rogers Jazz Legend Richie Cole Will Join Five By Design On StageBIG ARTS welcomes alto sax legend Richie Cole and critically-acclaimed musical group Five By Design this Saturday, January 28 for their Cool & Swingin concert at 8 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall.\Combining warm, well-rounded vocals with vintage style and a touch of comedy, Five By Designs signature harmonies have made them a favorite of BIG ARTS audiences. Set in the format of a Garrison Keillor-style radio broadcast, the production touches upon Coles 40-year career in music from his early days with Buddy Rich, to Doc Severinsens Tonight Show Band to the present day. A reviewer in All About Jazz writes, Richie Cole is the last of a breed A fast and competitive musical gunslinger acquiring legendary status for his willingness to demonstrate his command of Charlie Parkers bebop language by taking on all comers at any speed. Cool & Swingin runs the gamut from televisions I Love Lucy and Johnny Carsons Tonight Show theme, to hits such as What A Wonderful World, a swing version of Almost Like Being In Love and a Latin-style treatment of Night And Day. The performance also provides a peek inside the Rogue and Jar, the Washington, DC jazz club where Cole penned the classic Harolds House of Jazz and New York Afternoon. continued on page 39 Richie Cole photo Capture The Moment by Ben Johnson CIM Photography


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 20122 A Sanctuary of Art in The Village Shops 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Mon. Sat. 10:30 to 5 239-472-3386 www.watsonmacraegallery.comJEWELRY TRUNK SHOWFeaturing 4 Exciting Jewelry ArtistsCATHY CONN CHERYL GIBBS JANE LEVY ANDREA MORRISJAN 31ST& FEB 1ST10:30 AM 4:30 PMF ind a wonderful piece of artist made jewelry for yourself or someone equally special at our first ever Jewelry Trunk Show The gallery will be filled with fabulous jewelry from 4 awardwinning artists Come see the exciting new designs and unique hand-formed, heart-felt pieces as well as meet the talented artists who created them. ARTFUL HOMESNEW IDEAS FOR SEASIDE LIVINGJanuary 10th to February 11th, 2012CURRENTLY ON EXHIBIT! Voted Best of the Islands 2011The Ospreyfest Committee would like to thank the Island Sun for their exceptionally generous publicizing of Ospreyfest, a fundraiser for CROW. We also extend heartfelt thanks to event sponsor Sanibel Captiva Trust Company for covering the cost of the delicious three-course dinner at Traditions on the Beach, to Baileys General Store for donating wine, and to Holly Maiz and Gini Jones for sporting sandwich boards throughout the event to thank our sponsors. Ospreyfest committee members Debbie Friedlund, Ann Arnoff, Wendy Harriman and John Friedlund devoted many hours to Ospreyfest and contributed excellent ideas that made this CROW fundraiser a success. Members of the Ospreyfest presentation team also merit special thanks: Dave Horton, who contributed his talent and humor by creating a unique invitation and an impromptu on-the-spot cartoon that became a hot auction item at the event, and Mark Bird Westall, who enthralled more than 140 attendees with his amazingly lifelike renditions of osprey calls. Special thanks to Darryl Pottorf, who created a stunning depiction of a young osprey for CROW as a live auction item, to Jim Sprankle, who donated two outstanding auction items an osprey feather and an osprey head which he carved for Ospreyfest and for which Congress Jewelers donated slide necklaces, and to Luc Century for his gift of a crystal vase etched with an adult osprey and chicks, which proved to be a sought-after silent auction item. The International Osprey Foundation was particularly helpful to Ospreyfest in an advisory capacity and with their offer to coordinate the installation of an osprey nesting platform as a silent auction item. We would also like to thank silent auction donors Jim Sprankle, Congress Jewelers, Luc Century, Ikki Matsumoto, Bird Westall, Lily & Co., Rick Zurbriggen, Laura Ball, Dave Horton, Terry Baldwin, David Meardon, Timothy Parker and Cathy Cola of 50% Off Framing. Finally, we would like to express our appreciation to Susan Gordon for serving as auctioneer, Rusty Farst for acting as technical advisor/supervisor, with preliminary assistance from Jim Burns, Bank of the Islands for exhibiting Ospreyfest auction items prior to the event, CROWs executive director Steve Greenstein for emceeing the event, CROWs president of the board John Schubert for assisting with logistics of the event, and CROWs staff for generating related materials. We are happy to say that attendees of Ospreyfest seemed to enjoy their immersion into everything Osprey, and a good time was had by all! On behalf of the Ospreyfest committee, Claudia Burns, event co-chair 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, Sanibel Rubber Stamping Art Supplies Shell Craft Craft Supplies Gifts Scrapbook Papers Quilting Fabric Beads NotionsMake It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.00DEMONSTRATION DAY EVERY TUESDAYHours: Mon. Sat. 10am 5pm www.threecraftyladies.comUnder New Ownership! Find us on CARD OF THANKS Where are you?Amateur musicians who play jazz for fun, not as a job, are invited to join small group at East end of Island.Call 395-3765 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


3 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012New Captiva Community Panel MembersFive newly appointed members of the Captiva Community Panel took their seats at the panels first 2012 meeting on January 10. They are Jay Brown, Jack Cunningham, Mike Kelly, Jerry McClure and David Rohn. Brown had a long career in management of large consumer-oriented businesses. Career highlights include serving as CEO of the nations largest wholesale baking company, CEO of a high technology food ingredients company, general operating partner of a private equity buyout firm and service on several Fortune 500 boards. Cunningham was president and chairman of Thermo Products, Inc., a manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment. A full-time Florida resident, Cunningham is a volunteer with the Captiva Fire District, vice president of the Captiva Civic Association, and secretary of the Island Water Association. Kelly served as CEO of the real estate division of the Dayton Hudson Corporation (now Target Corporation), and also served as president of the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Land Institute, the premier international land use and planning organization. He was reappointed to his panel seat as part of the ongoing work to develop language for the Captiva Land Use Code. McClure spent 35 years working for the military and GTE as a project engineer and other areas of technology integration. He and his wife, Terry, then moved to New England and were owners of Harbor Embroidery in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Rohn is a former newspaperman with the Indianapolis News and Indianapolis Star who splits his time between Captiva and Indiana. The panel was authorized by Lee County commissioners in January 2002 to act in an advisory role concerning land use and zoning issues on Captiva. The 10-member panel has overseen the adoption of a Captiva section in the Lee Plan, with a goal, objective and 14 initial policies adopted by the county in January 2003, October 2005 and August 2007. The Captiva Community Panel provides a public forum whereby Captiva property owners can present projects requiring variances and get feedback from and answer questions of the panel members and other Captiva neighbors attending the public meeting. The panel has no decision-making authority on variance requests, but does advise Lee County as to the point of view of the panel and the point of view expressed by other interested Captivans attending the public meeting at which the variance request was presented. The panel meets on the second Tuesday of every month, with the next meeting set for 9 a.m. on February 14 at Tween Waters Inn, 15951 Captiva Drive. All panel meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged. For more information, visit www.captivacommunitypanel.com. Jack Cunningham, Jerry McClure, Mike Kelly, David Rohn and Jay Brown Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 20124 The Community House To Host Valentines Dinner DanceA celebration of Valentines Day will be held on Tuesday, February 14 with a dinner dance at The Community House. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails followed with a dinner buffet prepared by Elias Brothers Catering. Beef Bourguignon and chicken Marsala will be the main entrees, with salad, twice-baked potatoes, vegetables and dessert to complete the buffet offerings. There will be music by the four-piece Danny Morgan Band. Reservations are required and tables may be reserved so neighbors and friends can be seated together. Newcomers and island visitors are all welcome and The Community House staff will make sure everyone is introduced at each table. Sponsors are Marge and Joe Meek. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for guests. Memberships are available. Those unable to attend who would like to purchase a membership or make a donation may visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or call 472-2155 for more information. Twilight Talks At Historical VillageBeginning January 27, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is hosting a number of speakers who will share their unique experiences on Sanibel. The first speaker will be Jim Pickens, who will show aerial photos of Sanibel from the 1940s when he worked for the Army Air Corps. These photos will leave attendees with a vivid impression of what the island looked like before the causeway. Lost roads and paths will be discussed as well as lack of vegetation and houses. The programs will be held in the old schoolhouse from 7 to 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Members of the museum are admitted free, all others pay $5. Seating is limited to 35 people. Advance tickets are available at the office in the Old Bailey Store at the village, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ed Sieber will speak on February 17. In April of 1945 at age 21, Sieber dove his Helldiver airplane straight down at the biggest, most powerful battleship the world had ever seen, the Japanese supership Yamato. At that time, the average lifespan of a dive bomber pilot in combat was 10 minutes. Museum membership is $25. At the $50 Calusa level, members abd their family receive a 10 percent discount on most items in the museum gift shop. Call the museum at 472-4648 for an application. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates Dancing at The Community House The historical village schoolhouse will be the location for a series of Twilight Talks beginning January 27Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


5 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 The City That Almost WasntSanibel is the city that almost wasnt. Had citizens not taken a proposed City Charter to Tallahassee in January of 1964, the city would not have been able to incorporate. It was just weeks later that the state legislators would require 10,000 residents to incorporate. Sanibel had one-tenth of that. Without incorporation, development of Sanibel would have continued with a maximum density closer to 30,000 than the current plan for about 9,000. Two subdivisions alone would have contained more than 2,000 houses. Another would have been over 400. But instead, about two-thirds of Sanibel is preserved and density is assigned by elevation, environmental impact and public safety. The first act of conservation was put in place more than 100 years ago. Follow the story to its present day status. It was no accident, but rather the result of dedicated volunteers who saw mistakes made in other areas of the country, stood up and said Not here! Everyone that lives, works and vacations in this area is fortunate thanks to those who came before us. Visit the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation on Thursday, February 2 at 2 p.m. to learn more about the foresighted Sanibelians and Captivans that helped preserve paradise. Come early to see our Nature Center and walk our trails. Admission for members and children is free, others cost $5 per person. Admission fees support the preservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on and around the islands through the work of SCCF. No reservations are necessary. The SCCF Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, about one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road. City graphic by Pete Smith From page 1NWR BiologistAs usual, Wildlife Drive is closed on Friday, but visitors are welcome to enjoy the free Education Center and recreational opportunities at Tarpon Bay Explorers, the Refuges official concessionaire located at its Tarpon Bay Recreation Area. The remaining 2012 Ding Darling Friday Afternoon Lecture Series includes: February 10 Charles LeBuff Images of America: J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge* February 17 Nationally famous birders, authors Don & Lillian Stokes Bird Identification* February 24 No lecture (Volunteer Award Luncheon) March 2 Author Blair Witherington Floridas Living Beaches* (part of the 75th Shell Fair & Show Shellabration! 2012) March 9 Refuge Biologist Jeremy Conrad Alligators March 16 Dr. Dale Gawlik Wading Birds March 23 Roger L. Reep and Robert K. Bonde The Florida Manatee* March 30 Live indigo snake presentation by Dennis Giardina, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist April 6 Just Ducky Unveiling of new Duck Touch Screen computer with guest speakers decoy carver Jim Sprankle and supervisory refuge ranger Toni Westland To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4 or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. San-Cap Audubon Presents The Birds And Natural Splendor Of PanamaThe Birds & Natural Splendor of Panama will be the topic at the SanCap Audubon lecture on Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. at The Community House. Panamanian tour guide Carlos Bethancourt will share his love of Panama utilizing his expert photos of the most bizarre and colorful birds and mammals in the New World. Panama, though small in area, is perfectly positioned as the narrow land bridge between North and South America which blesses it with a unique natural beauty and biodiversity. The process that formed Panama started 20 million years ago and stopped about 3 million years ago when the isthmus finally closed. Plants and animals gradually crossed the land bridge in both directions to establish new homes, which resulted in a quantity and diversity of flora and fauna second to none. Over 975 bird species, hundreds of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and a staggering 10,000 plant species have been recorded in Panama. Betancourt will lead a photographic journey across central Panama, where the myriad of tropical birds, bizarre mammals and unusual reptiles are seen in their natural settings, from toucans to hummingbirds, mouse opossums to tongue-wielding orange nectar bats. Betancourt was born in Panama City in 1978 and raised in the small rural village of Huile, next to the Canal Zone, where he learned many lessons of nature from his conservation-conscious mother and grandmother. After high school he was awarded a scholarship to Mount Hood Community College in Oregon, where he studied natural resources and received his first formal training in ornithology. He began his present career at the Canopy Tower & Canopy Lodge in October 2000. He has since attended numerous birding conferences and conventions in the U.S. and Great Britain, where he has presented programs and workshops on the birds of Panama This is the fifth of eight Sanibel-Captiva Audubon lectures to be held in 2012. All are welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and parking is available at The Community House as well as across Periwinkle Way in the Schoolhouse Theater parking area. A $5 donation is appreciated with proceeds being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida. For additional information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or visit www.san-capaudubon.org. Gartered trogon Ground cookoo Carlos Bethancourt points out a bird


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 20126 Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2012 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 Lysiak Corporate Social Responsibility And The Food IndustryUnitarian Universalists of the Islands will meet on Sunday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. The service is open to the public. Unitarian Universalists welcome people with diverse beliefs from all religious or philosophical traditions. The presentation at this service will continue a UU exploration into the ethos of food sustainability and social justice. At their 2011 national General Assembly, the Unitarian Universalists adopted a Statement of Conscience entitled Ethical Eating: Food and Environmental Justice. The three-page statement calls on UU congregation members to eat ethically by becoming aware of the ways that our food choices affect our health and the planets health. It makes references to industrial farming, condemns mistreatment of animals and workers in food production, encourages a diet based more on plants than animals, and invites all of us to seek out and advocate for food that is raised responsibly. The statement also invites UU congregations to work for food justice so that everyone can have adequate, nutritious food. A significant proportion of the global food supply is grown in tropical regions where agricultural practices are often unsustainable for the land and its peoples. In recent years, many corporations such as Whole Foods, Walmart, Lipton Tea and Chiquita have begun to work with The Rainforest Alliance, which aims to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming landuse practices, business practices and consumer behavior. The initiatives of Chiquita Brands International provide a good example of putting corporate social responsibility into effect. Presenter Karen Pati, a Sanibel resident, serves on Chiquitas Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee, with both international oversigh and a focus on sustainability efforts in North America. Pati will share details of the companys transformative work on banana farming in the tropics, leading to standards and third party certifications since 1992 when Chiquita first engaged with the Rainforest Alliance. The Rainforest Alliance and its partners in the Sustainable Agriculture Network created nine guiding principles aimed at promoting environmental sustainability and social equity on banana farms. Zero tolerance for deforestation Prohibition of the so-called dirty dozen pesticides Protection of wildlife Conservation of water and soils Better pay and working conditions The right to trade union organization In addition to Rainforest Alliance certification, Chiquita has developed unique initiatives to help protect the biodiversity of the communities in which it does business. In 2007, Chiquita Brands voluntarily elected to participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys SmartWay Program; and made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas missions associated with transportation. Chiquita then become a founding member of LEAP (Leaders of Environmental Assessment Performance Consortium) and actively partnered with the MITCenter for Transportation and Logistics to establish the most comprehensive carbon footprint assessment of bananas in the world. This partnership work was recently recognized by the Distribution Business Management Association with its Circle of Excellence Award. Pati is a category development manager for Chiquita Brands and earnedcontinued on page 14 RICHARD K. COOK, Sanibel 1/25/12As a lifelong registered Republican, I will vote on Tuesday, January 31 in the Republican primary: Seldom has so much been at stake. I dont know who I will vote for. However, I do know I will not vote for Mitt Romney for the following reasons: 1. Mitt Romney is not a conservative. He is a liberal with everyone elses hardearned money but his own. Except for the last two years, he refuses to disclose to the public just how much he paid in Federal taxes during his years at Bain Capital, a leverage buyout company. In English, leverage buyout means bought with debt to be paid back later by someone else. Sound familiar? Sound like mortgage defaults and unpaid college tuition? Same thing, but these borrowings were made at historic low interest rates. Wait until they go back to normal. 2. Because of massive lobbying by Wall Street, debt is counted as an asset to be used to acquire tax advantages that few others enjoy. All we know is that Romney has paid at a lower rate than 99 percent of Americans. While he not only is in the top one percent in income, Romney is also in the top one percent of tax avoiders, with a further mystery surrounding his use of an o shore tax haven in the Cayman Islands. Like General Electric, he may be getting refunds. Herman Cain would call it One One One, a Trifecta. 3. e private equity business is at the heart of whats wrong with America; they strip companies of their wealth, grab any surplus that might be in their private pension funds, starve research and development and replace management with storm troopers who are rewarded handsomely for quick pro ts, so they can share in the bounty. All this with little or none of their own money at risk. Its as close to a legal Ponzi scheme as one can get. 4. Like President Obama, Romney indicated Tuesday night in Tampa that he will keep us in Afghanistan well beyond 2014. Neither he nor his sons have ever worn a uniform, so its easy to send someone elses kids. 5. Romney has a MBA from Harvard, like hundreds of other infamous cheaters on Wall Street. 6. President Obama is wholly bought and paid for by Wall Street, as were George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. If Romney were to be nominated and wins, that would be twenty-four consecutive years under Goldman Sachs rule. e time has come to illuminate everything Wall Street and private equity lobbyists are doing, and to identify the legislators they have bought. With the Internet, Google and Wiki, this is easy. I know. Ive done it. Start with Open Secrets.com. 7. People like Romney, Schwartzman, Peterson, Rubenstein and Simmons paid themselves totally unrealistic bonuses they didnt earn because their balance sheets are duplicitous and indeed unreal. Before this binge passes, way more than sixty percent of all ipped companies will fail. 8. Is this ethical rot in Wall Street and Washington what our troops fought and died for?PAID ADVERTISEMENT


7 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 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 Cheeburger Cheeburger Dolce Tesoro Needful ings Pandoras Box Pandoras Box Two Royal Shell Real Estate Royal Shell Vacations Sanibel Resort Wear Sanibel Sole Shiny Objects Synergy e Cedar Chest Fine Jewlery e Leather Connection e Sanibel Caf Wilford & Lee Home Dcor Tahitian Gardens 1975-2019 periwinkle waySomething for Everyone TheVillage ShopsV S 2340 periwinkle wayShop & Be Pampered Kym Nader Interiors Home Dcor On e Edge a unique boutique Sanibel Tropical Wines Tribeca Hair & Nail Salon Watson MacRae Gallery Why Knot Why Knot Relax William E. Wilson Fine Jewlery Design 630 Tarpon Bay RoadPets Welcome Amys Something Special Island Paws jb designs Over Easy Caf Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibellas Sanibel Holiday Suncatchers Dream Town CenterC 2496 Palm ridge roadYum to OM Subway Island Pizza Sanibel Yoga Sanibel Neighbors Club Offers SavingsThe Sanibel Neighbors Club was formed to strengthen further the links between Sanibel residents and local businesses. The club offers specials just for residents, rewarding those who regularly patronize island businesses. But who are considered residents? Anyone who lives fullor part-time on Sanibel, said Jason LaManna, island resident, business owner and co-founder of the club. But it does not stop there. If you own a timeshare, you are a resident. If you work on Sanibel, you are a resident. You have a stake in our community and we want you to benefit. Captiva is also included. Individual membership costs j$15 a year, $5 of which will go to a non-profit of the members choice. Members will receive special offers from a wide selection of Sanibel restaurants, shops and service providers. The specials can change as frequently as weekly. Business members of the club can post weekly specials of their choice for members on the Internet and via e-mail. It could be a discount, a two-for-one offer, a special coupon, an introductory offer for a new product or a brand new line, or a great deal on an end-of-season service. Residents who join get a members special card they show the card to get the special. According to LaManna, current business members include household names including Tween Waters Inn, Matzaluna, Suncatchers Dream, The Bistro at Beachview and Island Pizza. Non-profits are also encouraged to join and participate in the program; BIG Arts is one of the first. Residents join the club by going to the website www.sanibelneighborsclub.com or by picking up an application form continued on page 8 Save the Date January 29, 2012 The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Under The Sea Fundraising Event Join us for an evening of fun at the Island Inn Luau, Polynesian Dancers, Auction, Raffle, and Authentic Island Dining Space is limited to 200 people Cost is $125 per person RSVP Online: www.shellmuseum.org/events.cfm For more information or to register by email, call (239) 395-2233 and leave your RSVP with staff or email Amanda at stirn@shellmuseum.org Under the Sea 2012 Reception & silent auction starts at 4:00 PM at the Island Inn on Sanibel Parking will be at Baileys Shopping Center Event Sponsored By:


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 20128 New Docents Training At Historical VillageLast week, a group of islanders interested in becoming docents at the Sanibel Historical Museum & Village were treated to a casual gettogether followed by training at the Schoolhouse in the village. A second session at the village is planned for the trainees to hear more in-depth island history and the interesting stories that go with it. They also will be given the opportunity to shadow experienced docents. Members of the museums board of directors conducted the training, each focusing on their specialty. After an introduction by Jan Halliday, Karl Rodman talked about the villages garden and farm that he tends along with his other board duties and Mary McLaughlin talked about acquisitions. The docents-to-be watched a film and then went on tours of the eight buildings led by Bill Bachman, Nancy McNeill and McLaughlin. Dorothy Donaldson was on hand to tell everyone about the museums upcoming fundraiser, Its All In The Bag on Tuesday, February 21. Docents are asked to work six hours a month, usually in three-hour shifts, and scheduling is flexible. The museum is always in need of docents. Anyone interested should call the manager Emilie Alfino at 472-2277 Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Villages mission is to preserve and share Sanibels history. This is a happy place to volunteer, Alfino said. Our visitors are primarily vacationers and theyre already interested in history, making a docents job much more enjoyable. And the grounds are beautiful and peaceful. People can join the museum for $25 for an individual membership or $50 for a family membership, allowing them unlimited visits to the museum. The museum is located at 950 Dunlop Road and their phone number is 472-4648. From page 7Neighbors Clubfrom The Coffee Bar @ Baileys or any other member business. We hope that most Sanibel residents will join, added LaManna, who founded the club with fellow residents and business owners Brian Weidner of IT Specialist Solutions, and Jeremy Kane of Hillgate Communications. We have kept the fee very low, at a level we feel most people can afford, especially as their savings start at once. Our proposition: live local, give local, buy local. We love our community. We hope our community loves the club More information is available on the website or via e-mail at info@sanibelneighborsclub.com. F.I.S.H. Invites you a ll to F.I.S.H. 30th Anniversary Open House Monday, 30th of January 2012 5:30 7:00 PM Enjoy refreshments Browse 30 Rocks! artwork Spectacular silent aucon items 30 Honorees Lots of fun F.I.S.H. Walk In Center 1630 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Ph. 472 4775 Parking: Jerrys, Bank of the Islands & Anchor Center Mary McLaughlin, board member and archivist, shows trainees some of the treasures in the Villages Packing House, where they are stored until the museum has more room (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 Sanibel Sanibel Beauty Beauty Salon Salon Free bo le of Free bo le of OPI polish with a mani/pedi OPI polish with a mani/pedi with this coupon with this coupon


Manager Shares City News With CASICity Manager Judie Zimomra opened the January 20 breakfast meeting with CASI members by reporting that travel guru Arthur Frommer, the mastermind behind Frommers guidebooks and budget travel magazine, this week ranked Sanibel Island the number one travel destination in the world. Frommer ranked his 10 favorite places to visit and listed Sanibel first, above destinations such as Bali and Paris. CASI members have played a part in achieving that accolade, according to Zimomra. She reported that when she became city manager over 10 years ago, CASI had a short list of legislative goals. Two of the most important have been achieved. To preserve the world class character of the island, condominium resorts have worked with other residents and the city to craft ordinances to allow retention and modernization of their properties. Several years ago city council passed a buildback ordinance which allows properties to rebuild within their existing footprints in the event of a natural disaster. This past year, city council passed a redevelopment ordinance to address voluntary rehabilitation and redevelopment for properties in the Resort Housing District, which allow short term (less than four-week) rentals. Planning Director Jim Jordan joined Zimomra to explain that the new redevelopment ordinance is intended to encourage properties in the Resort Housing District to improve. It grants privileges not previously allowed for rehabilitation and redevelopment activities. In addition, city council just this month reduced fees for permits by 25 percent. Jordan welcomed CASI members to set an appointment with the planning staff to begin to discuss their modernization needs. He had copies of a Users Guide to Redevelopment for CASI members. Copies are also available on the city website at mysanibel.com and at the planning department. Police Chief Bill Tomlinson took the podium to report good news from the recently compiled year-end police report. Itt shows that the number of federally reported crime stayed the same, at 120. The report showed a 50 percent decrease in assaults, which amounted to five assaults. Tomlinson said there was a 50 percent reduction in traffic accidents over the past few years, from a high of 300 in years past to a low of 88 accidents in 2011. He attributed this reduction to road improvements and better enforcement activity. The report showed a 39 percent increase in burglaries, which totalled six in 2011. He said that burglaries could be reduced if more people locked their car doors and their sliding glass windows. CASI members have recently asked the city to address two issues. Public Works Director Gates Castle addressed the first: trash and recycling. He explained that there are three types of trash coming off Sanibel. All garbage goes to the countys waste energy plant where it is incinerated to produce enough electricity to run the plant and at times to be sold as excess energy output. All recycling material is hauled by separate trucks and also sent to the the waste energy plant. Once there, the recycled goods are sorted and sold to contractors. For instance, Alcoa buys most of the aluminum. Other contractors purchase plastic and paper products. About 10 percent of the recycled goods received at the plant cannot be recycled and they are incinerated. The only refuse that is sent to the landfill, because it cannot be incinerated or recycled, is construction debris. Gates said residents can help the recycling process by learning what can be recycled. He brought refrigerator magnets that designate how to recycle for everyone at the meeting. These magnets are also available at city hall. The other issue CASI members asked staff to address is vegetative trimming. Holly Davis is one of three biologists continued on page 10 CASI President Linda Naton, Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra, Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff9 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 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 (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 SUPER BOWL SUPER BOWL SUNDAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT Dinner Special in the Restaurant Dinner Special in the Restaurant Porkette straight from Minnesota Porkette straight from Minnesota $9.95 including Salad Bar $9.95 including Salad Bar PARTY PARTY HEADQUARTERS HEADQUARTERS Party Trays Subs Steaks Party Trays Subs Steaks Shrimp Platters Beverages Desserts Shrimp Platters Beverages Desserts and much, much more!!! and much, much more!!! New at Jerrys We will steam We will steam your shrimp while you shop you shop


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201210 From page 9CASIin the citys natural resources department. Davis reported that 70 percent of Sanibel is preserved as conservation land. To link these preservation lands, the city asks property owners to maintain wildlife corridors so wildlife can move freely throughout the island. Native plants provide food and cover for wildlife and so native plants are protected by city ordinances. One way to protect native plants is the ordinance which mandates that no more than 25 percent of a plants leaf surface can be removed in a years time. From time to time, property owners have found this provision is an economic and security hardship on beachfront portions of a property. For properties with special needs and for all properties in the coastal construction area, permits can be granted. Davis invited members to call her or the other two staff biologists to discuss special needs. She often makes site visits to review special needs. In her closing remarks, Zimomra reported that the city has been able to reduce their portion of the tax burden in the past few years by lowering its fixed costs an average of $1.5 million. She reported that year-end figures are being compiled and will be presented to council in early February. The early indications are that sales of condominiums, which lagged until last year, are improving. In taking questions, Zimomra responded that Verizon has reactivated its interest in building a cell tower on Donax. Under the terms of the agreement, Verizon must lease space on the proposed tower to other carriers. She also reported that the city is at capacity for providing reclaimed water. To provide effluent water to other sections of Sanibel would require building storage facilities. An economic model that makes that feasible has not been found. The city is once again looking at a town center. Councilman Marty Harrity is endeavoring to talk to the 89 stakeholders in the focus area. So far the feedback shows that stakeholders value green space; most are favorable to the concept; and that at this point the direction is more of a cultural arts center. There is no money in the city budget to buy land but the possibility to work with stakeholders, some of whom wish to improve or enlarge, promises a way forward. Zimomra said that city councils position on Blind Pass is that it should remain open and that expense should be borne by the county. As part of a lawsuit agreement, the city will maintain a culvert in this area. By the same agreement, the Captiva Erosion Control District is obliged to pay for designated beach renourishment on Sanibel. Another question led to clarification that Comcast is now regulated by the state and the city is prohibited from interfering with Comcasts operations, although the city has requested attention to recent problems on behalf of stakeholders. Finally, Gates Castle reported that each year, as budgeted, the city is implementing a part of the Master Plan for the Shared Use Paths. The goal is that paths throughout the island should be 8 feet wide except for Periwinkle, which should be 10 feet wide. The question focused on Middle Gulf Drive, where the path from Fulger to Old Middle Gulf has already been widened to 8 feet and the portion from Old Middle to Casa Ybel Road will be the next to merit attention. Castle said that it appears portions of the Middle Gulf path need to be widened to 10 feet and the eventual plan is to somewhat straighten the road on the south end to create more space between the road and the path. Bank of the Islands was the sponsor for this months CASI breakfast. Bank President Robbie Roepstorff introduced Sanibel Branch Manager Rob Lisenbee and Ms. Willie, manager for the planned Captiva branch. Bank of the Islands, through its We Love our Islands campaign has donated over $40,000 to island non-profits. CASI is a consortium of Sanibel associations, formed 30 years ago to provide a network of service and information, and a platform for action. Ninety-two associations representing nearly 3,200 Sanibel property owners were members of CASI in 2011. The 2012 membership drive is currently under way. Linda Naton of Somerset is the president of CASI; Dick Weiss of Mariner Pointe is the vice president; Karen Barker of Tennisplace is the treasurer; Mary Nelson of Beachcomber and Carmine Rende of Sundial East are on the CASI board. For more information about CASI, contact CASI Coordinator Sonja Smith at 334-2138 or suitors@earthlink.net. ***** *** Island Winds CoiffuresHair Salon for Women & Men 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Promenade 472-2591 H "Let us Pamper You!" P Wb P Wb "Josephine" "Josephine" tnfr tnfr Facial Facial Threading Threading ... ...(tr rf fb) NEW CUSTOMERS ALWAYS WELCOME!Featuring Manicures Pedicures Cuts Color Perms Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.com


11 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 Local Artists Team Up At Traders To Help CROWCROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, invites everyone to attend its Smooth Jazz Cruise fundraising event to be held at Traders Caf and Store, 1551 Periwinkle Way on Sunday, February 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. Local artists have contributed over 30 original pieces that will be available for both silent and live auction bidding. Among the contributing artists are Myra Roberts, Ikki Matsumoto, Dick Fortune, Sarah Lopez, Adam Serra, Joan Roberts and Marcus Thomas. There will also be a special Painting Out Loud performance by Leoma Lovegrove. Traders will be transformed into the USS Rehabilitator, where guests will set sail into an evening of fun including games and jazz performance. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit CROW and support its efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care, and education. A tasting of select wines will be held separately and those sampled wines will be available for purchase by the case. Tickets are $75 each. Guests may also reserve seating for two at specially designated captains tables for $500, which also includes reserved parking. Sponsors include The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, 50% Off Framing and John Grey Painting. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 472-3644 ext. 227 or e-mail ava@crowclinic.org 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201212 There are only so many sh in the sea HOW CAN YOU BE SEAFOOD SAVVY? W hile it may seem that there are p lenty o f sh in the sea, the reality is that our oceans are being over shed! The choices we make today will determine the f ate o f tomorrows sea f ood. The goal o f Sea f ood Savvy is to help ensure that we have sea f ood f or the f uture by educating consumers, che f s, re s tau r a n t a n d m a r ket o wn e r s about O c eanf riendl y sea f ood Eat locall y available sustainable sea f ood like: Support local restaurants and sh markets that se rv e o r se ll susta in ab l e seafood As k your server or counter person w h ic h items are sustaina bl e c h oices V isit Sea f ood Savv y at SeafoodSavvy.org a n d see t h e initiatives t h at are b eing ta k en to p rotect our oceans and f uture sea f ood Download and use the S ea f ood Watch m o b i l e app b y Monterey Bay Aquarium, a Sea f ood Savvy p artner, which can help you buy sustainable sh when you are s h opping or d ining out. ( A pp is avai l a ble in the iTunes A pp Store and Android Market ) Your choices matter. The choices we make, one meal at a time, add up. Together, we can make a difference. S ea f ood Savv y is an i nitiative of START a Florida nonp ro t o rganization d e d icate d t o preserv i ng ou r c oastal waters Stone Crab Pompano Gulf Shrimp Mullet Spanish Mackeral Barramundi Bay Scallops Mahi Mahi (Pole Caught)Talapia (US Farmed)Yellow-Tailed Snapper (US Caught)Catsh (US Farmed)Alaskan Salmon Cobia (US Farmed)Oregon Shrimp Dungeness Crab Maine Lobster Oysters 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: 7:45 a.m. Traditional with Communion 9 a.m. Contemporary with Praise Team 11 a.m. Traditional with Chancel Choir 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Childcare and Nursery at all services. SANIBEL CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 2050 Periwinkle Way 472-0497 The Rev. Dr. John H. Danner, Sr. Pastor. The Rev. Deborah Kunkel, Associate Pastor Sunday worship services: 7:45 a.m. Chapel, 9 and 11 a.m. Full Services, with Sunday School and LinC at 9 a.m., and Nursery Care at 9 and 11. Elevator access. ST. ISABEL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3559 San-Cap Rd., 472-2763 Pastor: Rev. Christopher Senk, Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sunday Masses 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass Wed., Thurs., Friday at 8:30 a.m. Communion Service Mon. and Tues. at 8:30 a.m. Confession first Saturday of the month 9 a.m. by appointment. Holy Days please call. ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 2304 Periwinkle Way between the Bean and Baileys, 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. Sanibel Congregational Church To Host Concert By Vocal ArtistryBy Jim GeorgeVoices will ring out this Saturday, January 28 at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ as Vocal Artistry a talented and versatile 22-voice ensemble will Let music fill the air to benefit the Salvation Army. Under the direction of their popular artistic director Joseph Caulkins, the group will present an eclectic array of music sure to please any ear. The group continues their mission of connecting to the community by presenting concerts and music that reflect social causes and needs of the community. Salvation Army adult rehabilitation centers annually help more than 150,000 people from every walk of life fight substance abuse and return to their communities as participating, contributing members.continued next page Vocal Artistry


13 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 Whats Happening At The House In December Telephone: (239) 472-2155info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 UPCOMING EVENTSCALL NOW TO ASSURE YOUR RESERVATION! Valentines Dinner DanceTuesday, February 14th 6:30 pm $50 Members/$60 GuestsSHELLABRATION 2012February 17 March 4Sanibel StoopFebruary 17th, 10 am at Bowman BeachGalaFebruary 19th, 5:30 pm at Sanctuary $125Fashion ShowFebruary 27th, 11 am at Sanctuary $35Shell Fair and ShowMarch 1st 3rd Shows on Grounds Free Inside house $3 donationIce Cream Social and PerformanceMarch 4th $20 members/$22 guests Shell Fair Ra e Tickets On Sale Now!CLASSESComplimentary Shell CraftingMonday 10:30 am NoonZumbaTuesday/Thursday 10 am 11 am Wednesday 5:30 pm by appt. $15 & Seasonal Packages AvailableSanctioned Duplicate BridgeEvery Tuesday at 1 pm $8.00Island YogaTues, Wed, Thurs at 8:30 am $12 members/$15 guestsTo 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 $35 Individual, $65 Family, $100 Business Follow Us On FacebookSanibel 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! SWIMWEAR & SPORTSWEAR Come In and visit us at Come In and visit us at Anchor Pt. Plaza Anchor Pt. Plaza (NEXT TO BANK OF THE ISLANDS ACROSS (NEXT TO BANK OF THE ISLANDS ACROSS FROM HEART OF THE ISLAND) FROM HEART OF THE ISLAND) Open 5 Days A Week from 10am 5pm Open 5 Days A Week from 10am 5pm Closed Sunday & Thursday Closed Sunday & Thursday 1633 Periwinkle Way 239-395-0393 1633 Periwinkle Way 239-395-0393New Year New Items!Come in and see the Great Prices Great Prices on Swimwear & SportswearYour very own OUTLET OUTLET STORE STORE without leaving the island! DONT DONT MISS OUT! MISS OUT!This will be the groups second concert on Sanibel in as many months. They performed at the Lovegrove Gallery in December to raise funds to continue their community outreach. Saturday nights concert will include music ranging from South African freedom songs, spirituals, contemporary gospel, and exquisite choral music from composers Morten Lauridsen, Rene Clausen, and selections from Karl Jenkins ethereal Requiem. Musical highlights will include: Let Music Fill the Air by Gwyneth Walker, Sure on This Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen, The Prayer by Rene Clausen with text by Mother Teresa and Didn My Lord Deliver Daniel by Stacey V. Gibbs. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but a free will offering will be taken to benefit the Salvation Army. Early arrival is suggested to ensure seating. Episcopal And Catholic Women Addressed By Florida Rep Founderssubmitted by Ralph SloanThe Episcopal Church Women of St. Michaels Church and the Womens Guild of St. Isabels Roman Catholic Church had a lunch together on Monday, January 9 at St. Michaels Parish Hall and heard Florida Repertory founders, Carrie Lund and Robert Cacioppa, talk about their passion for live theater. The husband-wife team have been involved in local theatre since 1984 have seen the Florida Repertory Theatre grow in support and attendance over the years and recently receive the Wall Street Journal s endorsement as one of Americas top repertory companies. Lund, associate producer, told the audience of her involvement in drama from neighborhood soap operas in her garage to becoming a professional actress. Artistic Director Cacioppa called theatre a gift from God that brings magic into peoples lives and transforms the way we see the world and each other.The luncheon meeting of the two womens groups is a popular annual event. Episcopal Church Womens President,Gillian Bath and St. Isabels Womens Guild President Arline Ford thanked all who attended, and looked forward to next years gathering. Robert Cacioppa and Carrie Lund Arline Ford, Susan Gonzalez and Gillian Bath Super Bowl Pre-Game Bash For AllOn Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, Sanibel Community Church Student Ministries is hosting a Pre-Game Bash at the Sanibel School fields. The event will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and includes a free BBQ, Punt, Pass & Kick competition, two-hand touch football game for all ages and skill levels, and includes the headlining event: a students (sixth through 12th grades) vs. adults game for the Golden Football. This event is free and is open to all ages. Last year, the students won the Golden Football in the last play, so I know the adults will come out ready to play and win it this year, explained Tom Walsh, Youth Pastor at SCC. We hope a lot of families can join us for this family event. If you are a student in sixth through 12th grade, or you have one in your family, and would like more information about the Sanibel Community Church Student Ministries, contact Youth Pastor Tom Walsh at 472-2684. Grades six through eight meet every Wednesday in the Youth Center from 5 to 7 p.m. High school teens meet every Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Touch football action at last years Super Bowl Bash


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201214 Peek Tickets Go On Sale Monday Zontas 11th Annual Peek at the Unique home tour is set for Saturday, March 24 and tickets go on sale Monday, January 30, priced at $65 each. Due to construction at the Sanibel Community Church, the Peek will be at a different location this year, The Community House on Sanibel. For tickets, call 1-800-598-7340. This year as always, event chairs have found four amazing homes for peeking and are aiming to break all previous records. The Peek is the clubs signature fund raiser and each year has brought in more dollars to support programs that improve the lives of women. Zonta recently distributed $54,200 in local grants to organizations on the island and in Southwest Florida, along with a pledge of $18,750 to Zonta International for its vital work globally in support of womens rights. Innovations since 2002 include the colorful keepsake program given to all attendees packed with sponsor ads and Zonta activities, and featuring custom pages such as those honoring beloved pets, grandchildren and more; the Six Chances at the Unique raffle; and Peek Perks, a package of discount coupons featuring island establishments. A couple of house sponsorships are still available at $2,000 a wonderful way for a prominent business to support the Peek and reach a discriminating target audience of more than 550 Peekers. For more information, call sponsor chair Jan Smith at 472-5466. Armed with lists of former and potential supporters, Zonta members are out in the community soliciting ads, priced from $100 to $900, and those who wish to provide Perk coupons at $100. The deadline for all ads is March 1 and for coupons it is March 14. Another way for islanders to support the Peek is by purchasing raffle tickets at $10 each, from any club member and at Baileys General Store on Saturdays and Sundays in February and March, up to and including Peek Day. Raffle prizes range from adventure outings to shopping extravaganzas to art objects to stays at exotic locations, and you do not have to be present to win. 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. For additional information about the club, visit www.zontasancap.com. Harrington To Speak At Democratic ClubChanges in Floridas voter registration laws will be the topic of conversation covered by Lee County Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington at the Democratic Club of the Islands membership meeting on Thursday, January 26. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. Harrington will discuss how these changes will affect voter registration requirements and what voters need to do to comply with the current laws. Some of these changes range from the simple, like how to order an absentee ballot, to more continued on page 33 Arts & Crafts Fair At Center 4 LifeThe plans for another ever-popular Arts & Crafts Fair at Sanibels Center 4 Life is creating much interest with new vendors. Attendees are looking forward to a wonderful variety of handcrafted items by local artists; beautiful jewelry, new books by local authors, delicious jams, tropical plants and much more. Plus, Trooper the blind raccoon will be a special guest at the event. Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center 4 Life, located on the corner of Library Way and Palm Ridge Road, and plan to treat yourself to a few hours of special offerings. The event still has some room for vendors, local authors and artists. If you are interested, call Ellen Kehoe at 472-2682. From page 6Food Industryher BS and MBA degrees from Indiana University. A self-described foodie, she started her food career in college as a volunteer serving on the board of BloomingFoods, a natural food cooperative in Bloomington, Indiana. Her long-term support of food banking continues today on the board of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Southwest Floridas regional food bank. With over 15-years of prior supermarket experience at Jewel Food Stores, she has a diverse food industry perspective. An active volunteer, Pati is chairing the Operations and Technology Committee for the Harry Chapin Food Bank; is a board member for Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships and the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva; and serves as Area 6 Director for Zonta International. Lively discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow the service. 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15 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 Celebrate Valentines Day With Secret Signals Seminar At Community HouseHolly Maiz MA, DTR, and Virginia Jones, Psy.D., of Secret Signals Seminars return to The Community House on Wednesday, February 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate Valentines Day by presenting the second in the 2012 Wednesday Wisdom Series. Continuing the exploration of biology and psychology, Heartfull Living: Embracing Uncertainty explores the capacity of the heart as a resource for effective life management. The third in the series, Coming Home: Reclaiming Life, will be held on April 11. Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the series. The many ways the heart effects and enhances the human experience have been revealed throughout history. In recent times, advancements in science have provided more evidence of the hearts effect on our resiliency, adaptability and the ability to connect with others all vital for survival. A healthy reaction to the ever-changing nature of life requires flexibility. The heart is a living model of flexibility blended with strength. Beating in our chest for the duration of our entire life. It responds immediately to the demands of both the internal and external environment. The heart plays a leading role in the theater of life; pumping nourishment to all cells of the body, engaging the brain in a constant dialogue through neurological and hormonal connections, and taking center stage in the felt sense of emotions. The heart is an interactive organ that responds to attention. Through practice we can develop and improve our awareness of its capabilities. This can influence our ability to handle stress, reduce anxiety, make mindful food choices, resist illness, enhance relationships and improve our sense of well being. In this three-hour workshop, Jones and Maiz will provide: Examples and exercises that highlight the strength and resiliency of the heart and its ability to inoculate against the affects of change. Biofeedback demonstration that changing our breathing and/or our thoughts has an impact on our heart rhythm. Research based data that indicates the importance of heartfull living for overall health. Concrete tools that will enable you to understand body/mind health and heartfull living. Interventions that will focus on sensations, thoughts and behaviors. (This may include movement, sound, laughter, biofeedback, cognitive strategies, behavioral changes, mindfulness meditation and breathing.) Psychotherapists Maiz and Jones bring different but complementary perspectives to their workshops. Before their psychotherapist training, Maiz was a dancer and Jones was a biology teacher. Holly is a body/mind psychotherapist with specialties in addiction, eating disorders and optimal aging, and training in the instruction of yoga, QiGong and Pilates. On Sanibel, she works with groups and individuals. Jones is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialties in health psychology, anxiety and panic disorders. Also trained as a biofeedback therapist, she is in private practice on Sanibel. Together, they bring a well-rounded knowledgeable view of your biology and psychology to help you make successful lifestyle changes. Visit www.SecretSignals.net for more information on this seminar. To pre-register for Heartfull Living: Embracing Uncertainty, call or text 6994545 or 898-1047, e-mail SecretSignals@yahoo.com, snail mail to P.O. Box 821, Sanibel, FL 33957 or use contact us at www.SecretSignals.net. Cost is $20 for preregistration or $25 at the door. Holly Maiz and Virginia JonesGala To Benefit Onyx & Breezy Foundationby Jeff LysiakWorld-renowned comedian Bobby Kelton will headline the third annual Island Gala, a fundraiser for The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, on Sunday, March 4 at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by a three-course dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing and an open bar. Attire will be casual chic. Kelton, who has appeared on NBCs The Tonight Show more than 20 times, is a popular entertainer on the casino, nightclub and corporate circuit. He has opened for such stars as Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka and Gladys Knight, among many others. The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, created in 2004 by part-time Sanibel Island residents Mark and Wanda Sheft to honor the memory of their two Labrador retrievers, assists domestic animals in a variety of ways. The foundation lends financial support to the funding of equipment for medical facilities, much needed research and organizations that benefit animals. It also helps provide medical treatment for animals where hardship is present. More than 150 guests attended last years Island Gala, which raised $65,000 for the foundation. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the welfare of animals. Tickets for the Third Annual Island Gala, priced at $150 each, are available by calling 850-9998 or by sending an e-mail to trustees@onyxandbreezy.org. Checks may also be sent to The Onyx & Breezy Foundation, P.O. Box 130, Sanibel, FL 33957. Reservations are requested by February 25. To learn more, visit www.onyxandbreezy.org. Style For A Cause To Benefit FISHby Jeff LysiakOn Monday, January 30, Tribeca Salon will host Style For A Cause, a fundraiser for Friends In Service Here (FISH) of Sanibel in honor of its 30 Rocks! Celebration. That day, Tribeca Salon will donate 100 percent of its haircutting sales to FISH. Organizations like FISH are good for this community, helping people who may be less fortunate, said Domizio Melchiorre, owner of Tribeca Salon. This is a great way for us to volunteer and donate our services to FISH. During the Style For A Cause fundraiser, womens haircuts are priced at $40 while mens haircuts are $20. In addition, Tribeca Salon is conducting a raffle supported by several other island businesses with proceeds donated to FISH. Prizes awarded include a gift basket donated by Baileys General Store, a $100 gift certificate from Why Knot Clothing & Gifts, a gift certificate good for a meal for two at Over Easy Caf and a manicure/pedicure from Tribeca Salon. Tickets are $5 each. To schedule an appointment for Style For A Cause, call 395-3800. Tribeca Salon is located in The Village Shops, 2340 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. 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! 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 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201216 Senator Nelson Visits Ding Darling Refugeby Jeff LysiakOn his way to a fundraiser on Captiva, Floridas senior Senator Bill Nelson paused for a personal tour of the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel last Wednesday afternoon. During his 75-minute stop, Nelson met renowned wildfowl artist Jim Sprankle, who showed off the collection of 43 hand-carved decoys he donated last year to the refuges Education Center. Impressive, Nelson said to Sprankle after viewing the artists decoy display, which includes detailed renditions of a blue-winged teal, common loon and ringneck duck, among others. Very, very impressive. Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik and Ding Darling Wildlife Society president John McCabe also discussed the mission of the refuge, the history of Jay Norwood Darling and the importance of preserving lands set aside for wildlife on the island. We are protecting wildlife here, but were also allowing people to come here and enjoy it, Tritaik told Nelson. Following the tour of the Education Center, where Nelson met a number of volunteers and staff members, the group headed out onto Wildlife Drive, where a number of popular bird species including a yellow-crowned night heron, white pelicans, anhingas and more than 30 roseate spoonbills were spotted. At one point, the caravan stopped near mile marker 2.5 because Tritaik saw an alligator near the side of the road. Nelson and the group stood a fair distance from the five-foot reptile, which didnt appear to mind the company. Unexpectedly, the Miami-born politician cupped his hands around his mouth and began to call the alligator, making a low, guttural sound. The gator, however, didnt move until another group of refuge visitors approached the area. In only a few seconds, the critter disappeared into the water. Now that was a female, said a smiling Nelson, because if that was a male, the reaction would have been a lot different! Mexican Shelling Adventure TalkShell Museum board member and shelling expert Anne Joffe has traveled the world to collect shells, and she will highlight her recent adventure to Guaymas, Mexico, during the museums Friday Lunch Hour lecture series February 10 from noon to 1 p.m. The lecture is free with museum admission or membership. Those attending are welcome to bring a lunch to eat during the presentation. For additional information, contact Diane Thomas at dothomas@shellmuseum.org, or phone 395-2233. CROW Volunteer Training SessionsThe Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will hold two training sessions for volunteers on Wednesday, February 1 at its Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The first session is for visitor center educators, presenters and greeters. That training will be from 8 to 9 a.m., which will be followed by a training session for volunteer emergency rescue and transport (VERT) drivers from 9 to 10 a.m. The VERT session is required for all current CROW emergency drivers and the training will be provided by CROWs medical staff. Anyone interested in becoming a CROW volunteer for any of these duties is invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP to either of the training sessions, call 472-3644 ext. 229. Audubon Ding Darling Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Saturday bird walk will be held on January 28 at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Participants should meet in the trolley parking lot at 8 a.m. These bird walks are open to the public and all levels of experience. Refuge fees will apply. The Duck Stamp and Federal Senior Pass are also accepted. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for additional details. Ding Darling Wildlife Society president John McCabe, left, shaking hands with Senator Bill Nelson. Also pictured is Jim Sprankle and Paul Tritaik JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebook Make your reservations today! 1231 Middle Gulf Drive472-4646 Dinner for 2 for $30.00 with a glass of house wine eachChoose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENUChoice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily!(Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays)Excluding Grouper.


17 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: Red Tide Crisisby Patricia MolloyRed tide is back. Were swamped, said Dr. Heather Barron, clinic director. She reports that an average of six patients suffering from toxicosis are being admitted daily to CROW. Dr. Heather further noted that while volunteers are quick to assist CROW after hurricanes, people do realize how busy the clinic becomes during outbreaks of red tide. The clinic is so overwhelmed with toxicosis patients that the medical staff has implemented an assembly line treatment technique to cope with the case load. The majority of patients requiring immediate medical attention are birds; CROW is currently is treating a large number of brown pelicans, double crested cormorants and herring gulls. Red tide is an ancient, natural phenomenon caused by tiny, single celled algae called Gymnodinium breve. There is an ongoing, heated debate among scientists about how much of an effect manmade pollution has had on the severity and frequency of these algal outbreaks. While red tide causes little more than respiratory and eye discomfort for most humans, its has a more serious effect on marine wildlife. Exposure to the algal bloom can be dangerous, even fatal, to fish, sea turtles and birds. Caring for sick and injured wild birds is particularly challenging due to the highstress nature of avians. CROW is in the precarious position of treating infirm wildlife while limiting human contact as much as possible. This is to ensure that the patients do not become accustomed to people so that they can successfully survive upon return to their natural habitats. During the early stages of care, toxicosis patients require daily tube feeding of Piscivore Care, a formula designed to meet the metabolic needs of critically ill fish-eating seabirds. They also require fluid injections under the skin to prevent dehydration and the administration of a liver detox with milk thistle to stimulate the liver into filtering out the toxins. Artificial tears and an antibiotic ointment are often applied to treat eye irritation, as some birds are so weak that they are unable to blink their eyes. Additionally, all sea-living patients require daily tub time to promote with hydration and physical exercise. Once patients are well enough to eat fish on their own and have regained most of their strength, they are moved outside to special enclosures that mimic their natural environments. Still, all patients must be fed and progress must be documented on a consistent schedule. The doctors and medical interns at CROW often work more than 12 hours per day caring for over 4,000 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife patients each year. With such a drastic surge of patient admissions, the staff is in desperate need of additional assistance during this red tide crisis. While a medical background is helpful, it is certainly not required. If you are a bird and/or animal lover, show how much you care by giving a little of your time to CROW. Sanibels native birds, tortoises and mammals need your help now more than ever. 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. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic. org. Just a handful of CROWs patients from the last red tide outbreak in December OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Join CROW for a Smooth Jazz Cruise Party Smooth Jazz Cruise Party February 12, 2012 5pm For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or phone 472-3644 ext. 227 for helping insure the care and feeding of our patientsGo to www.crowclinic.orgClick on Help Insure a CROW Patient Choose your favorite patient Make your pledge with a credit card Receive a certi cate with a photo of your chosen animal by reply e-mailFor more information, phone 472-3644 ext. 231Please thank our Case of the Week ad sponsor for supporting CROW:thanks


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201218 Another Great Week To Be Out On The Waterby Capt. Matt MitchellWith the forecast of light winds and highs in the low 80s, its going to be another great week to be out on the water. Our big low tides will be early morning and will offer some great fishing opportunities. Big high tides are coming around midnight so its another week of fishing low incoming water. Above average temperatures by mid-week will warm the water up enough that the bite should really go off. One thing that is constant about our winter fishing is the wide variety of species you can catch. Some days you never know what the next cast will bring. One big surprise this week was a 26-inch gag grouper caught by a client while mangrove fishing for redfish in less than three feet of water. This gag grouper was quite the epic battle on the light spinning gear. At one point the fish even got hung up in some bottom structure. After giving it slack line for about 30 seconds, the fish relaxed and the angler reeled tight and pulled it free of the snag. Although we currently have big numbers of gag grouper in the bay and passes, season remains closed on them until March 31. These grouper are a great light tackle, shallow water gamefish and can be caught on a wide variety of baits and even plugs. I have lots of anglers tell me they look a lot like fresh water bass. They may look like a bass but they fight like a bass on steroids and are about the hardest hitting fish that swims in our waters. With daily warming conditions, lots of trout have moved out from the deeper creeks and channels and back onto the grass flats. Mixed in with the trout have also been a few pompano. Though most of the trout remain on the small size it seems to be a numbers game. Every dozen or so hook-ups bouncing a shrimptipped jig or soft plastic jig along the bottom you will get a slot-sized trout. If youre willing to work at it for an hour or so, a limit of trout comes pretty easily. If you just want to target the bigger trout, a small pinfish fished under a popping cork does not draw many strikes but when it does go down its usually an 18inch-plus trout. The same numbers game continues with our redfish action too. The biggest redfish of the week was caught by Donna Black and measured 25 inches. The fish came after we caught several other reds in the 16to 20-inch range. Once located, hooking 20-plus redfish on one little piece of deeper mangrove shoreline or out in a sand pothole was normal. Live shrimp remains the bait of choice for redfish as it will all winter long. Our deeper residential canals continue to hold good numbers of snook. One canal I often fish during cold water periods has a nine-foot channel then a little bay with shallow dark bottom that the snook just love to lay up on and sun themselves during the warmest part of the day. The bigger fish in here have been all but impossible to get to eat a bait while the smaller models seem to eat more freely. One morning this week we caught a dozen or more of these snook without one being over 20 inches. While riding in my tower it was awesome to see so many big snook laid up in one little bay. As conditions warm, these bigger fish will slowly start to feed. Its just a matter of being there when they do.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 email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe Island Sun would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, or email to islandsuncity@aol.com; or call Anne Mitchell at 395-1213. Longtime clients Donna and Paul Black from Sea Isle, New Jersey, with two keeper redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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19 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 239.472.2328 www.sanibelthriller.comReservations are required Also Available for Private Charters Departing from Sanibel Marina 634 N. Yachtsman Dr. Sanibel Island S Db S Db Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Taste of the Islands Peoples Choice Award Winner Seven Continuous Years Winner Seven Continuous Years Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 472-8138 472-8138 SANIBEL MARINA 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com 634 N. Yachtsman Drive www.sanibelmarina.com Sanibel and Captiva Islands Most Exciting Boat Tour Circumnavigating Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Dolphins SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES SANIBEL THRILLER CRUISES Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Gramma Dots Conservation Forum To Focus On Water CrisisAuthor Cynthia Barnett, author of Blue Revolution: Unmaking Americas Water Crisis, will be the featured speaker at the Conservation Forum, presented by SCCF and the Everglades Foundation on Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at The Community House on Sanibel. In her talk, Barnett describes an illusion of water abundance that has encouraged everyone, from homeowners to farmers to utilities, to tap more and more. She proposes the most important part of the solution is also the simplest and least expensive: a shared water ethic among citizens, government and major water users. Barnett has worked for newspapers and magazines for 25 years. Her numerous journalism awards include a national Sigma Delta Chi prize for investigative magazine reporting and eight Green Eyeshades, which recognize outstanding journalism in 11 southeastern states. She earned her bachelors in journalism and masters in environmental history, both from the University of Florida, and was the recipient of a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where she spent a year studying freshwater supply. Following Barnetts presentation, there will be a Q&A with the author plus SCCFs Natural Resource Policy Director Rae Ann Wessel and Kirk Fordham, CEO of the Everglades Foundation. Wessel is a limnologist and marine scientist with 26 years of experience working in the environmental field in South Florida. For 19 years, she managed her own environmental consulting firm Ecosystem Specialists, working both in the field and with regulations at the local, regional, state and federal levels. In 1994, she assisted with coordination of a News-Press-sponsored community forum on issues related to the Caloosahatchee. The forum resulted in the creation of the non-profit Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association. Since that time, she has been involved with identifying critical Caloosahatchee issues and building support for sustainable solutions. Fordham is a veteran political operative, having worked on numerous House and Senate campaigns. He currently serves as chief executive officer of the Everglades Foundation, the only national organization dedicated solely to protecting and restoring one of the worlds most unique natural ecosystems. Previously, Fordham worked as head of Rock Creek Strategies, his own public affairs and government relations firm. For 14 years, he served as a chief of staff and senior legislative staffer on Capitol Hill for three Members of Congress. In 2004, he was the architect of the successful fundraising effort for then-HUD Secretary Mel Martinezs winning Senate campaign. The event is free, with a reception and book signing following the talk. For more information, call SCCF at 472-2329. Author Cynthia Barnett will be speaking about Americas freshwater crisis on January 31. SCCFs Birding At The PreservesJoin experienced birders on weekly outings to preserves owned and managed by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Both new and experienced birders will enjoy a variety of birds in a diversity of wildlife habitat. Botany enthusiasts are also welcome to help identify plants along the trails. All SCCF-sponsored walks begin at 8 a.m., but the locations do vary. All of these outings are free for everyone to attend. Birding at the Preserves upcoming schedule: Friday, February 10 Pick Preserve. Located across Sanibel-Captiva Road from the Recreation Center and The Sanibel School. Park at the end near the ball fields. Meet in the Rec Center parking lot before crossing the street. Friday, February 24 SCCF Center Tract. Located at SCCFs Nature Center on SanibelCaptiva Road, one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road. Call SCCF at 472-2329 or 472-4031 for more details. Red-shouldered hawk photo courtesy of Clair Postmus


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201220 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... San-Cap Power Squadron Busy As EverTaking part in the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadrons monthly Cruise & Rendezvous were Pat Knutzen, Dick and Lorene Mumper, and Sandy Trevor. The idea is to launch your vessel and plan and follow a route to the destination, which was the Bayfront Bistro on Estero Island. The latitude was 26* 26.5 N and the longitude was 081* 56.3 W. Their leaders, Nick and Jo Googin, realized that bad weather boating can be bad business. Therefore, the cruise was taken by roadway. Regardless, it was a fun event even though the groups navigation skills were tested on the roads and not the water. Later in the week, the squadron held their second ABC-3 Safe Boating course, led by Jay Brown and Dick Travas. Six gifted future boaters Paul Mount, Marty Klaus and his dad, Barr Klaus, Ray and Buff Sadassa, and Bernie Ortwein took the course test, the passing of which meets the boating requirements of Florida and other states. The all-day course will be given again on February 25 at the Sanibel Public Library. Contact Jack Purse at 471-7758 for more information. The squadron closed out the week at the Sanibel Island Farmers Market. Jim Strothers, Sami Lucas-Hurn, Bob Allen and Bill Lucas spent the day farming for better boaters. They also distributed information on classes in safe boating with education and on the SERAT organization within the squadron. For details, call 822-7908. Paul Mount, Marty Klaus, Barr Klaus, Ray and Buff Sadassa, and Bernie Ortwein Pat Knutzen, Dick and Lorene Mumper, and Sandy Trevor Jim Strothers, Sami Lucas-Hurn, Bob Allen and Bill Lucas at the Farmers Market Becoming Better Boaters ClassesCaptiva Island Yacht Club, in cooperation with the Sanibel-Captiva Sail & Power Squadron, offers the public an opportunity to become better boaters. The first course deals with anchoring. Boaters frequently dont appreciate the importance of a good anchor, whether in heavy fog, mechanical breakdown or similar problems when the captain may want to fix his position so that any calls for help will find him. The seminar will be held at Captiva Yacht Club at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 28. The certified instructor is an expenienced salt, Captain Dick Squitieri. Register online at www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/cfind.cgi or call Dick at 395-9039 with any questions. The second seminar is on trailering. A boat and a trailer must be properly matched and balanced so that the weight is properly on the tongue. Trailer maintenance is often forgotten. A flat trailer tire can create difficulties. Certified instructor Bill Jennings, another experienced salt, will teach the seminar, held at 11 a.m. on January 28 at the Capriva Island Yacht Club. Register online at www.usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/cfind.cgi or call Bill at 898-2219 with any questions. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


21 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 E E njoy Beachfront Casual Dining Located inside the Historic Island Inn 3111 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Andrea is back! The best view on Sanibel! Enjoy our full bar and lounge! Call for reservations (239) 472-4559 or visit www.TraditionsOnTheBeach.com Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine Full Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge Andrea with Father Al & the Jazz Congregation Paul Ventura, Mr. Swing Jazz Night Every Wednesday Chef Special Osso Buco Milanese Live Entertainment Nightly with Joe McCormick & Friends Joe and Marvilla Joe and Barbara Plant SmartOrchid Treeby Gerri ReavesThe orchid tree ( Bauhinia purpurea) is a semideciduous native of eastern Asia. Because it is a beautiful fastgrowing shade tree with a long and profuse flowering season, its easy to understand its popularity. The showy fragrant flowers appear in autumn. Five-petaled and up to five inches across, they appear in clusters near the stem tips, with colors ranging from magenta to pale pink. They give off a delicate fragrance that can cause you to turn around and search for the source. Bipartite leaves have two rounded lobes with a deep cleft at the apex, a shape that inspires the common name butterfly tree. Yet another name is poor-mans orchid. A member of the bean family, this tree produces large flat seed pods of up to a foot long. The tree can be up to 40 feet tall and can be messy due to the many falling seed pods and brittle branches. Some experts consider the tree noxious or weedy. A similar tree, Hong Kong orchid, probably a hybrid of B. variegata and B. purpurea, is sterile, and therefore doesnt produce pods. Be careful not to confuse this species with the very similar Bauhinia variegata, which is listed as a category 1 invasive plant by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Its flowers have overlapping petals and bloom after the leaves fall. Sources: fleppc.org, floridata.com, and plants.usda.gov. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. The orchid tree is a native of eastern Asia photos by Gerri Reaves The leaf shape gives this tree another common name, butterfly tree


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201222 Presentation At Shell Museum Popular Sanibel cartoonist David Horton creates an impromptu drawing during his presentation at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on January 20. Horton discussed the craft of cartooning and signed copies of his new book, Welcome To Florida.Bailey Tract Closure NoticeThe J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel will be closing sections of the Bailey Tract, including the parking lot, starting Friday, January 20 until further notice. This construction enhancement project will replace the existing boardwalk with recycled plastic boards. This green project will extend the life expectancy of the boardwalk and enhance visitor access to the area. The proposed completion date is Friday, January 27 and the Bailey Tract will reopen at that time. Visitors may still access the trails from the refuge entrance on Island Inn Road. The free educational tours conducted from the Bailey Tract parking lot on Fridays and Tuesdays will depart from the refuge entrance on Island Inn Road. We make housecalls! Want to go native...but dont know how it will look?One-on-One Personalized Service Customized for Your Yard & Home SCCF Family Memberships include a one-time complimentary consultation with a Native Plant Nursery staff member 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Mon. Fri. from 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Sat. from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Phone: 472-1932 Email: jevans@sccf.org Web: www.sccf.org Native Plant Nursery Native Plant Nursery Weeds & SeedsWeeds & Seeds is a group of amateur botanists who enjoy finding and identifying native plants on Sanibel. Every Monday morning, we gather on the porch of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, at 8:45 a.m. These walks, lasting for two hours, are guided by a leader with a plant list. Destination habitats include beach, mangroves, wetlands as well as dryer inland areas. The walks are free, but donations for SCCF are welcome. Participants may also need parking money. They should bring a hat, water, sunblock/sunscreen and comfortable enclosed shoes with socks. For further information, call Elaine Jacobson at 395-1878 or Betty Eertmode at 395-9240. Island native Spanish bayonet Coyote And Bear TalesOn Thursday, February 2, come to the SCCF Nature Center 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 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. Cost is $5 per adult, with SCCF members and children admitted free. It starts at 10 a.m. at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Call 4722329 for more information. Bobcat Tales OfferedMany island bobcat kits are born during the month of January. Come to SCCF and learn more about these shy felines that live so peacefully amongst us. The next Bobcat Tales program begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1 at the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 SanibelCaptiva Road. Cost is $5 per adult, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Following the program, take a guided walk on the trails to the Sanibel River or visit the butterfly house. Call 472-2329 for more information. Seafood, Steaks & Pastas Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11 WINE, DINE & RELAXEXPERIENCE OUR NEW 3 COURSE DINNERS OFFERED DAILY AT SPECIAL PRICING!Come experience Fresh Fine Cuisine in a Casual Cozy atmosphere while listening to our talented SW Florida & Chicago entertainers. Go to our website for monthly schedule.12984 S. Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers 239-433-4449Michael Bratta & Brenda Biddle invite you to experience our newly renovated dining room.LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLYDance Floor 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!!!Go to our website for additional coupons www.brattasristorante.comIf You Liked Biddles on Summerlin, You will LOVE Brattas on 41 EVERY DAY EARLY BIRD4 pm 6 pmServing Lunch & DinnerTwo Dinners for $19.99 FIND US Buy One Entre/ Get One Entre FREEwith the purchase of two beverages up to $15 in value. Sunday thru Thursday only. Good thru Thursday, Feb. 2. Also valid with our NEW 3 Course Dinner Menu O ered Nightly.Reservations required. Not valid with any other coupon or promotion.WE HAVE STONE CRAB


23 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 Swamp Walks With Audubon Chairman At Fakahatchee StrandOne of the best kept secrets in Southwest Florida is the Guided Swamp Walks led by Sanibel resident John Elting, Audubon of Florida chairman, who volunteers his time to help educate people about the ecological treasures at the Fakahatchee Strand. Theres nowhere else, frankly, in the U.S. where you can do this its kind of unique, said Elting, who has lived on Sanibel the past 10 years. Its the only place with this blend of temperate, tropical and subtropical. We get an incredible mixture of things growing (equal to) that of South American countries such as Brazil and Peru. Its even more interesting because all of the plants the orchids, the bromeliads are all right there and easy to see. You dont have to look 30 feet high into a canopy. The Guided Swamp Walks are offered the first three Saturdays of the month, through April, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groups with a maximum of 11 people meet at the Ranger Station at the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, located about two hours south of Sanibel (Exit 80 off Alligator Alley.) Phone 239-695-4621 to make a reservation and visit www.friendsoffakahatchee.org for more information. Eltin says for residents or tourists looking for authentic Florida wilderness, there is much to see at the Fakahatchee Strand, a 20-mile slough that features the largest concentration of orchids in North America, the largest stand of royal palms, and endangered species such as the wood stork, bald eagle, the Everglades mink and the Florida panther. Elting advises people to bring a change of clothes because they will wade into the slough at times and have a wet but beautiful day in the heart of pristine Florida. If you can get people into the water, that makes the whole difference, he said. Ive probably guided over 2,000 people and weve only had once incident where someone didnt have a good time. People think, once they get into the strand, My God, this is an incredible place. We have groups from Great Britain and France who come back each year. Its special. The cost for the six-hour tour is $70, with a discount for children. Elting passes on all the proceeds to benefit the Fakahatchee Strand. For much of the previous century, the wilderness was a logging site for the LeeTidewater Cypress Company. The state of Florida now owns over 69,000 acres of the property and is seeking to fully complete the acquisition. John Elting at the Fakahatchee Strand 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 Shell Museum Offers Free January Beach Walk ProgramThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums next Beach Walk will offer a program that is fun and fascinating for the whole family. Participants will meet at the Gulfside City Park/Algiers Beach parking lot on Sanibel on Tuesday, January 31 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 hour-long walk, DeVasure will answer questions and help participants identify shells. The program is free, but parking fees will apply. Call Diane Thomas at 395-2233 for additional information. Dotty DeVasure, left, identifies a shell for Beach Walk participants


25 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 Shell Museum To Hold Under The Sea Under StarsA perfect way to end any weekend on Sanibel would be with a tropical party complete with sand, shells and a spectacular sunset... and that is exactly what The BaileyMatthews Shell Museum has planned for its January 29 benefit on the Island Inn beach. This years Under The Sea luau, sponsored by the Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, will be a festive, Polynesianthemed event that takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. Shuttle service to the Island Inn will be available from Baileys General Store, and the dress code is island casual. There will be live music with Polynesian dancers and fire eaters, refreshments, an island dinner catered by Traditions On The Beach and Baileys General Store and plenty of terrific prize packages, raffle and auction items. They include artwork from Jess Casaus, Joe Elias, Carol Garvin, Hoi, Tony Rinaldi, Myra Roberts and Joan Tangren. The dinner menu includes choices of Polynesian-style fish, chicken, shrimp or a roasted whole Kalua pig, side dishes and desserts. Tickets are $125 per person and reservations can be made on the Events page at www.shellmuseum.org. If you would like to be an event sponsor or contribute auction/raffle prizes, contact Evelyn Stewart at 472-8443 or Aippsm@aol.com. This art piece created by Joe Elias will be one of many prizes that will be available at the Shell Museums Under The Sea benefit on January 29 Deb Scanlon and Mark Gurnsey of Elmira, New York found a junonia at Beachview Cottages beach while staying at Beachview Cottages. They said it was found on Saturday, January 14, our first day here on the island. Shell Found Deb Scanlon and Mark Gurnsey Waverunners-Parasailing-Yamaha Scooters-Bicycles-Beach Chairs & Umbrellas-Sailboats Skimboards-SUPs-Golf Carts-Banana Boat Rides-Scoot Coupes-Cayo Costa WR Tours No-See-Um Repellent-Sunglasses-Freestyle & Momentum Watches-YOLO Gear-GoPro HD Sector 9-Arbor-Kahuna-Dregs-Gravity & Krown Longboards-Kahuna Big Stick-Beach Accessories-Indo Boards-Slackline-Kids Cl othing-Waboba-Zap Skimboards-Cool Hats YOLO Watersports, Inc. btnfrrbrbt rf r!f" rf r#$"!f" Renew Your Dogs LicenseA friendly reminder to Sanibel dog owners: Be sure to stop by the Sanibel Recreation Center prior to Tuesday, February 1 to purchase your 2012 dog license to avoid the $5 late fee. Dont forget to bring proof of your dogs vaccinations. The Sanibel Recreation Center, open seven days per week, is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 4720345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Place order by Saturday, pick-up from 4:00 on Super Bowl SundaySeafood Pasta Wood Fired PizzaTOUCHDOWNTAKE-OUTFeed your team on Super Bowl Sunday Family Style SeafoodPasta THE ITALIAN KITCHEN Chicken Parmesan Lasagna Spaghetti & Meatballs Caesars Penne with Sausage & Pepper And More! 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days www.prawnbroker.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201226 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days THE ITALIAN KITCHEN 15% off 15% off Food Total Food TotalDine at the Timbers. Bring in your dinner receipt from Timbers and receive 15% o your food total at Matzaluna.18% gratuity added before discount, cant be used with any other discountPromotion Ends January 31, 2012Seafood Pasta Wood Fired Pizza Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid with any other coupon. Expires 01/31/12 HAPPY HOUR4:30-6 PM 1/2 PRICE Well Drinks & House Wines .50 OFF Bottled Beer Book ReviewThe Lincolns: Portrait Of A Marriageby Max FriedersdorfThe torrent of absorbing books about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War continue to fill bookshelves as the nation observes the sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of the four-year conflict 1861 to 1865 that saved the union of the states and abolished slavery. Killing Lincoln, a recounting of the presidential assassination by FOX News analyst Bill OReilly and Martin Dugard, for example, has ridden high on best seller lists for many months and is currently ranked number 3 by The New York Times for hardcover non-fiction sales. Another perspective on the everfascinating story of the 16th President is the marvelous biography, The Lincolns, Portrait Of A Marriage by Daniel Mark Epstein, author of previous biographies on Lincoln, Walt Whitman, Aimee Semple McPherson, Nat King Cole and Edna St. Vincent Millay. On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was in curiously high spirits, taking his wife of 22 years, Mary Todd Lincoln, on a long evenings carriage ride to the Capitol and down to the Navy Yard to look at some damaged union naval vessels. It was a day for the Lincoln to savor. The war was over, Lee had surrendered and General Grant had arrived in Washington. To celebrate, Mrs. Lincoln envisioned a theater party consisting of the President and herself, the conquering hero Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia, and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and his wife, Ellen. Stanton, however, fearful for the Presidents safety, opposed public appearances, particularly in the theater. Ellen Stanton despised Mrs. Lincoln and said she would not sit in the box with the First Lady without the presence of Julia Grant. The Grants begged off the invitation to catch the train to Philadelphia for a reunion with their children. So the Lincolns invited Clara Harris, daughter of a New York Senator, and her fianc, Major Henry R. Rathbone, heir to a banking fortune. In contrast to contemporary perceptions, Mary Todd was a sophisticated, attractive and well-educated daughter of an aristocratic, slave-holding Kentucky plantation owner when she arrived in Springfield, Illinois to live with a sister. Described as a southern belle pursued by the most eligible bachelors, including Judge Stephen Douglas, she chose Abraham Lincoln, considered one of the poorest in prospects among her many suitors. The Lincoln marriage had grown apart during their four years in the White House. The President was consumed by the war and the couple devastated by the death of their young son, Willie, a malaria victim. Mrs. Lincolns temper tantrums, shopping extravagance and irrational jealousy added to the presidential woes. Now, with the war over, they were hoping for a new beginning. During the enjoyable carriage ride on that fateful day, President Lincoln turned to his wife and said Let us both try to be happy. In a moment of spontaneous affection he reached out for his wifes hand... absorbed in the action onstage, he held his wifes small hand, forgetting to let it go, until she whispered teasingly, What will Miss Harris think of me hanging onto you so? He replied, smiling, She will think nothing about it. Those were the Presidents last words. It was 10:15 p.m. at Fords Theater and John Wilkes Booth was opening the unguarded door to the box. The Lincolns, Portrait Of A Marriage, by Daniel Mark Epstein. Ballantine Books, New York. Hardback, 559 pages, 18 photos, $28. Literacy WeekNational Literacy Week is January 23-27 and last Monday Carol Lincoln gave two presentations of her book The Strange Tale of the Most Determined Crocodile at The Sanibel School. She was joined by JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. Base To Sign At MacIntosh BooksRon Base will be appearing at MacIntosh Books & Paper on Saturday, January 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Base is the author of several books, including The Sanibel Sunset Detective and his latest, The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns. Private detective Tree Callister is in big trouble. For starters, a towering, baseball bat-wielding woman appears to be intent on killing him. Then, the beautiful wife of a disgraced media mogul hires Tree because she believes her husband is trying to murder her. In fact, she may be trying to murder him. Added to that, Trees son Chris unexpectedly appears, accompanied by his alluring wife, chased by a couple of thugs who want half a million dollars. Then there are the dead bodies that keep showing up every time Tree turns around. Not to mention the police who charge him with being an accomplice to one murder, and accuse him of committing another. And we wont even talk about what happens when Tree encounters a couple of hungry alligators. Bases new mystery thriller, The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns, is set against the gorgeous backdrop of Floridas Sanibel and Captiva Islands. It is as chock full of breath-taking action and unexpected plot twists as his previous Tree Callister novel, The Sanibel Sunset Detective. MacIntosh Books & Paper is located at 2407 Periwinkle Way and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com From page 24History Of Sanibel Riveradult, with SCCF members admitted free. Take a guided walk in the wetlands following the program. For additional details, call 472-2329.


27 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 Adaskin String Trio To Play BIG ARTSThe critically acclaimed Adaskin String Trio will perform in a classical concert on Sunday, January 29 starting at 3:30 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. General admission seats are $32 and children are free with a paying adult. To reserve a childs ticket, call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Formed in 1994 in Montreal, this dynamic trio performs extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada as Emlyn Ngai, violinist; Steve Larson, violist; and Mark Fraser, cellist. Adaskin will perform the Beethoven String Trio in C minor, a cornerstone of the string trio repertory; Haydns String Trio in G major, H. XI:65 (Baryton Trio No. 65); and two 20th century pieces by Bohuslav Martinu and Mikls Rzsa. The trio has appeared at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Richard Buell of the Boston Globe said of an Adaskin performance, Not only was [their] technical mastery never in question, they brought to the music a focus and intensity that was all the keener for its selflessness, its utter lack of star-turn narcissism. Always and without undue insistence, you felt, they were directing the listener to the heart of the matter. Adaskin String Trio concert supported by Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event and performance information, including links to performers websites. Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling or visiting BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900. From page 1Thodos DanceTDC has performed in more than 50 venues in the U.S. and participated in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the International Istanbul Dance Festival, the Ankara Music and Dance Festival, and the Busan International Dance Festival in Korea. Thodos Dance Chicago Grand Patron Sponsor The Ferguson Foundation, Grand Patron Sponsor Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Supporter Traders. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including ticket prices and links to artists websites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Adaskin String Trio BEST KEPT BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE SECRET ON THE ISLANDS! ISLANDS! BRING THE WHOLE BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! 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 cou pon, tax and gratuity added before discounts, expires 02-29-12. 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 Great Steaks and Contemporary Comfort Food Classics Great Steaks and Contemporary Comfort Food ClassicsLunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Breakfast Sandwiches Available Every Morning Monday Turkey Dinner Specials Monday Turkey Dinner Specials Tuesday 1/2 Price Bottled Wine* Tuesday 1/2 Price Bottled Wine* Wednesday German Dinner Specials Wednesday German Dinner Specials Sunday Brunch Buffet Sunday Brunch Buffet EARLY BIRD 4:30 5:30 P.M. EARLY BIRD 4:30 5:30 P.M. 1/2 Price Appetizer or Dessert with Entree* 1/2 Price Appetizer or Dessert with Entree**See restaurant for details SUNDAY SUNDAY BRUNCH BRUNCH 9-2 9-2Omelet and Carving Stations Complimentary Brunch Cocktail 18 BEERS ON TAP 18 BEERS ON TAP HAPPY HOUR HAPPY HOUR4 6 Every Day Catering Available Executive Chef Sean Boller1100 Par View Drive Sanibel 472-4394super bowl party!!! happy hour drinks and appetizers!!! come early to secure your seats!


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201228 The final 10 artists who are helping to celebrate the FISH (Friends In Service Here) 30th anniversary, have revealed their art. In keeping with the 30 Rocks! event theme, each artist was invited to create a Rock of Art using a rock as their canvas. This weeks artists are: Matt Asen Marcy Calkins Kim Nealon Pat Smart John and Martha Wolf Jose Leal Karen Richardson Vreni Schew Terence Galvin Rita Skoczen The public can bid on theses rocks along with silent auction items such as private flights, a wedding vows renewal package, lunch with an artist and studio tour, round of golf plus lunch at The Sanctuary, Key West Express return tickets, Chamber of Commerce membership etc. The FISH 30 Rocks Celebration is on Monday January 30. All are invited to a special open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the FISH Walk In Center, 1630 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The Walk-in-Center is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FISH can be contacted at 472 4775 or by visiting www.fishofsanibel.com. John and Martha Wolf Pat Smart Kim Nealon Marcy Calkins Matt Asen Rita Skoczen Terence Galvin Vreni Schew Karen Richardson Jose LealMore Island Artists Reveal FISH Rocks ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut res shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs burgers freshcut fries shakes ice cream chick wings hot dogs Shakes 1528 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-8686OPEN 11 AM 9 PMChar-grilled Natural Casing Hot Dogs Fresh Cut Fries Juicy Hand Patted Burgers Thick MilkshakesPIZZA IS HERE!The original one & only established in 1998 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 BIG ARTS presents Scenes From Shakespeare, a play reading to be performed by Robert Runck and Annette Trossbach at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 29 at Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The two actors will perform scenes from Macbeth, the Oberon-Titania scenes from A Midsummer Nights Dream and the Lady Anne seduction scene from Richard III. In addition, they will perform the Ages of Man from As You Like It, Clarences Dream from Richard III, a prologue from A Midsummer Nights Dream and an epilogue from The Tempest. These scenes and selections, which were written by Shakespeare and adapted by Runck, will be performed as readings. Tickets are $12 for general admission, with children 17 and under $5. The Community Theater play reading series continues this spring with four works written by Sanibel playwrights. The play readings are Never Too Late by Claudia Burns, to be read Sunday, March 11; Carmen Garmen and Lady Godiva of Flamingo Landing, by Marci Rudin, and Homecoming for Sergeant Porter, by Wally Kain, to be read Sunday, April 1. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event information, including ticket prices and links to performers websites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Runck And Trossbach To Perform Shakespeare At Herb Strauss Theater


29 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012Memoir Comes To Life At Florida Repby Di SaggauThe Year of Magical Thinking is playing in Florida Reps intimate 90-seat Studio Theatre, located just down the hall from the main stage. It is a powerful portrait of Joan Didions real-life struggle with loss. Sara Morsey excels in her role, delivering non-stop dialogue for 95 minutes. The set is interesting, cozy and yet there is an intentional incompleteness in some of the appointments. Frames have no pictures, a window dressing is fractured, and even the wall has a large black sprawling space. I felt it represented loss, which is so heart-felt in this play. Didions memoir was published in 2005, and The Year of Magical Thinking was adapted for the stage in 2007 starring Vanessa Redgrave. Its 2007, in New York City as the play begins. The first words uttered are December 30, 2003, as Morsey tells the audience, That may seem a while ago, but it wont when it happens to you. And it will happen to you. She talks about how life changes in an instant. Its the day her husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, died suddenly. She reflects back on his death and their daughter Quintana, with a whirlwind of emotions that no wife or mother ever wants to experience. She talks about the sub-teen, who is her husbands doctor, and about the many antibiotics used to treat her daughter in the ICU. Only days before her husbands death, Quintana was hospitalized with septic shock and needed ongoing care. As she describes in detail the events that define her life, a bond is made with the audience. Morsey delivers the monologue matter-of-factly, as if offering the audience a crash course for the inevitable time when we might need it (if we havent already). The play is about Didions struggle and her redemptive journey. She reflects back on the day she painstakingly made two dozen chocolate souffles for her daughters birthday party and then watched two dozen 6-year-olds mash them into chocolate pudding. With commonplace human details, the play finds poignancy in Didions memory of the pleasure she received brushing her daughters hair and the lively arguments where her husband repeatedly said, Must you always have the last word? A recurring line is what she has told her daughter from infancy, Youre safe, Im here. There is a guilt she feels for not being able to keep her safe, but who can guarantee anothers safety? The script also incorporates pleasant memories of world travels, including a humorous emergency plane refueling that took place in the corn fields of Kansas. She remembers the time her husband warned that working for Life magazine would be like being nibbled to death by ducks. This line and a few others add a bit of humor but overall the play packs a punch. It forces one to consider the fragility of human existence and our smallness in the universe. The Year of Magical Thinking, directed by Maureen Heffernan and starring Sara Morsey, combines artists of the highest caliber who treat delicate subject matter with the utmost care and respect. The show plays in Florida Reps Studio Theatre through February 4. Tickets are available online at www.floridarep.org and by calling 332-4488. Sara Morsey Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201230 Squabbling In-Laws At Off Broadway Palmby Di SaggauSquabbles is a hilarious comedy about two senior in-laws, who absolutely hate each other, that end up moving in with their children and becoming more than just enemies. Its showing at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre and it makes for a lighthearted comedy that everyone can relate to. The night I attended, 85 members of a local church were there, and Im sure theyll back me up on my comments. Having children move back in with their parents is one thing, its totally another when parents move back in with their children, especially when the parents cant stand one another. From the get-go we learn that Abe (Robert Summers) is a caustic tongued retired taxi driver, especially when speaking about his daughters mother-in-law. When Mildred Sloans (Kay Francis) house burns down, she decides to move in with her son and daughter-in-law, and that includes her arch enemy Abe. Throwing these two under the same roof results in plenty of squabbles. I especially enjoyed the confrontations between Summers and Francis; their facial expressions are priceless. They truly know how to work off one another. Jerry Sloan (Craig Smith) is a jinglewriter and as the play opens he is working on a new jingle for Plotkins Tuna. Smith can play the piano and also take on the accent of several famous actors of the golden years of Hollywood. He gives a strong performance. So does Amy Marie McCleary, as Alice Sloan, Abes daughter. Shes an attorney who soon finds out she is pregnant with their first child. At this point, the newlyweds try to work out a compromise for Abe and Mildred. Lots of luck on that one. Then there is Hector Lopez (Jayar Garcia) as the Puerto Rican gardener who is constantly taking advantage of bathroom privileges. Garcia is one of my favorite actors and he gives a wonderful performance. When the reason for his many visits to the loo are revealed, its one of the funniest lines in the show. Last but not least, in a small but memorable role is Mrs. Fisher, the severe, German-accented seemingly personalityfree hired nanny. This role is shared by two actors, Kathryn Cintron and Nancy Antonio. Cintron played the role the night I was there, and she was great. Im sure the same is true of Antonio. Squabbles is directed by Paul Bernier, and the cast is a veritable whos who of local talents who deliver consistently strong performances. If laughter is indeed the best medicine, Off Broadway Palm audiences will be in tip-top health throughout the run of this very funny play. Squabbles runs through March 3 at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Its the little black box theatre inside Broadway Palm. For tickets, go to www. BroadwayPalm.com or call 278-4422. The cast of Squabbles BIG ARTS a home for all the arts the Arts on Sanibel Discover Call (239) 395 Experience the Difference Monday through Saturday 8 PM Show Sponsor Season Sponsor Student/Child free Phillips Gallery GRAND PATRON SPONSOR DEBORAH & JOHN LA GORCE Classical Afternoon Series NEW ARTS TRIO 8 PM Students $15 Schein HallPERSUASIONSTHESend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


31 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012Mastersingers St. Peter Concert To Span Five Centuries Of Choral MusicSome of the most celebrated choral music of the past five centuries will be presented at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Fort Myers Beach on Tuesday, January 31. The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Chamber Chorus will sing it starting at 7 p.m. Masterworks by Mozart, Handel and Rutter will headline the program which will also include well-known American spirituals and other folk songs. The concert will be a mixture of a capella and accompanied music. In describing the program, Mastersingers art director Jeff Faux explained, Great choral music tells a dramatic story and we will illustrate this as we introduce each work. For instance, the program includes selections from Handels Coronation #4, one of four anthems by Handel that have been performed at every British coronation since 1727. Featured soloists are Robert Beane, tenor, singing If With All Your Hearts from Mendelssohns Elijah and Beth Wininger, soprano, singing Times Like This from Lucky Stiff and Moonfall from The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The Chamber Chorus is a representative portion of the 70-member Mastersingers. The smaller ensemble performs in venues that are unable to accommodate the full membership. There is no admission charge for this concert. A free will offering will be requested. St. Peter Lutheran Church is located at 3751 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach. Mastersingers Chamber Chorus G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers476-9000 Just up the road awaits a true, must-do destination: the Old Captiva House, where Americas most romantic sunset meets Captivas top-rated dining in a charming, historic, Gulf-front location complete with live piano. Come, feast your eyes and your appetite. Reservations 239.472.5161 X421 | Public Welcome15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COMThe Crows Nest is one special place, every night of the week. Tuesday Special: Prime Rib, $29.95 (for two!). Wednesday Special: Surf & Turf, $24.95. Friday Special: Fish Fry, $17.95. Sunday Special: Barbeque, $17.95. Monday & Thursday: Crazy Crab Races Music Friday-Saturday: Bad Banditos; Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes W HETHER YOU LOOK WEST OR LOOK DOWN, THE VIEW IS EQUALLY SPECTACULAR. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT.


33 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office, call 472-6862 or 395-0900, or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Best Selling Author Coming To SanibelJoel C. Rosenberg, well known author and speaker about Israel and the Middle East, will be coming to speak to the Island Bible Study and others in the Sanibel community on Monday, January 30 at 7 p.m. Sanibel Community Church has offered their facilities for Mr. Rosenbergs talk on Biblical Prophecy that relates to happenings in Israel, the Middle East and the world.Many may be familiar with Rosenberg having seen him interviewed on TV programs, including ABCs Nightline, CNN Headline News, FOX News Channel, The History Channel, MSNBC, The Sean Hannity Show and many others. In addition, he has been interviewed on hundreds of radio shows, plus has been profiled by The New York Times the Washington Times, the Jerusalem Post and World magazine. He has addressed audiences all over the world, including those in Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Russia and the Philippines. He has also spoken at the White House, the Pentagon and to Members of Congress regarding world events related to Middle East and Israel.Rosenberg designed and hosted the first Epicenter Conference in Jerusalem in 2008, and the 2011 conference drew more than 50,000 viewers from 113 countries to his simulcast. His most recent book, The Tehran Initiative, was released in October 2011 and joined his other books as a New York Times best seller. In addition, Rosenberg has produced numerous documentary flims. As a communications advisor, Joel has worked with a number of U.S. and Israeli leaders, including Steve Forbes and Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel.He will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 30 at the Sanibel Community Churchs Fellowship Hall at 1740 Periwinkle Way. No reservations are necessary, but it is recommended you come early. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Overflow seating will be in the historic sanctuary. Miguel Cintron and Cheyenne Nelson ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM R ated by : Follow us on acebook Tropical Salad! Yucatan Shrimp! From page 14Democratic Club Speakercomplicated issues, like how redistricting may affect voting. Appointed in January of 2004 by Governor Jeb Bush to fulfill the unexpired term of then Supervisor of Elections Philinda Young, Harrington was elected in November of that same year and has served ever since. Employed with the Elections Office since 1989, she has worked in all departments and was part of the transition team that worked on the countywide conversion to touch screen voting in 2002 and optical scan systems in 2008. The Democratic Club of The Islands is an authorized organization of the Lee County Democratic Executive Committee organized to stimulate interest in political and governmental affairs, to educate the electorate about issues, to further the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party and to support Democratic Party Nominees in national, state and local elections. They urge everyone wishing to learn more about the changes in voting requirements to attend this important meeting. For further information, send an e-mail to DemClubIslands@gmail.com.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201234 Award-Winning Monday Night FilmsBIG ARTS Film Society is screening three exceptional films in February as part of its Monday Night Film Series. All films are $8 and begin at 7 p.m. in Schein Performance Hall. Viewers will enjoy the quality of a new Blu-Ray Disc player and new high-definition projection equipment. Assistive listening devices are available. Following each film, the tradition of refreshments and lively discussion led by a variety of local film buffs will continue. There will be no Monday Night film on February 27. February Monday Night films: February 6 Bill Cunningham New York (2010) U.S.; Not Rated February 13 Midnight in Paris (2011) U.S.; Rated PG-13, Special Reception February 20 Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) France; Not Rated For decades, Bill Cunningham, a Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist and photographer, has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soires for the The New York Times Style section in his columns. Documenting uptown fixtures (Anna Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor and David Rockefeller, who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics, and everyone in between, Cunninghams enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place, and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a funny and often-poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace. A romantic comedy written and directed by Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris centers on a small group of Americans visiting the French capital who are forced to confront the deepest truths about their relationships. A.O. Scott of The New York Times states that the film, which stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates and Frances First Lady, Carla Bruni, credibly blends whimsy and wisdom. Midnight in Paris is the winner of the 2011 Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. A documentary about the Chauvet Cave in southern France, Cave of Forgotten Dreams premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The film includes footage from inside the cave and the nearby Pont dArc natural bridge, and includes interviews with various scientists and historians. Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times writes, A sacred space where the human and the mystical effortlessly intertwine, and we are in Werner Herzogs debt for that great gift. 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 or to purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Edgartown, Marthas Vineyard Fine Italian Cuisine Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ BlackTASTE OF THE ISLANDS 2010 IRON CHEF WINNERVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD 2009 & 2010Early Dining Special 5-6 pmBuy one entree get the second of equal or lesser value entree 1/2 o (18% gratuity willl be added to the check before discount, dine in only, cannot be used with any other discounts, valid through January 31, 2012) Present This Ad, To Receive Discount FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style Pbtntfr W(Ttt Gb)is an Espresso bar, Bakery with French sorbet and Italian Gelato, Panini, Pizzette and all to-go (Sweet Treasure translated in Italian) 751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL www.iltesoro.net 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave. Ruediger Offers Authors Talk A woman doing late night environmental work on a Sanibel beach is pursued and harassed by a smuggler after she witnesses him bringing in illegal immigrants. Thus begins the new novel PS: Im Innocent by retired local newspaper reporter Steve Ruediger. Both that novel and the modern revolution in publishing will be the subject of two upcoming talks by Ruediger. The talks will be on Self Publishing in the Internet Age. The first will be held on Wednesday, February 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Captiva Memorial Library, 11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva. The talk is part of the librarys annual Cultural Fest. The second talk will be held on Monday, March 12 at 10 a.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Steve Ruediger Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com


35 ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 FLYING OYSTERS!Well, ey Fly In A Plane When We Get em From Up North And Out West!NORTHEAST & WEST COAST OYSTERSFrom Massachusetts Rhode Island Long Island Washington State OregonPlease call to check our ever changing selection!$1.25 Apalachicola oysters at the raw bar Happy Hour 4-6 $1.00 ApalachicolasNOW OPEN 7 DAYSOysters Shrimp Stone Crab Claws Clam Chowder Crab Bisque Seafood Gumbo703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel Island (239)472-HIKE Open 7 Days 4 p.m. Fish Market open 11 a.m. Full Liquor License 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 Sports Humor Talk With Truby At SPLby Monica DeBarrGolf and tennis are not real sports! Uh-oh, serious sports fans beware... TV sports fanatics take cover an upset is in the making at the Sanibel Public Library. Foul Bawls and Field Ghouls, a humorous look at big-time sports, is the topic of an unusual presentation being offered in Meeting Room 4 at the Sanibel Public Library on Wednesday, February 8 starting at 2 pm. J. David Truby, a Sanibel Arms Condominium seasonal resident who is also a retired editor for National News Service, a news and feature syndicate, will both highlight and lowlight some of the best and unintentional humor from his five decades of being around professional baseball and football. His are true stories ranging from his personal experiences in the Casey Stengel, Johnny Mize, Bobby Layne and Ted Williams era, through to todays spoiled rich kids in pharmaceutical denial. There is so much pomposity and selfimportance in big-time sports today that they invite ill-humor, said Truby. My aim is to put the jocularity back into the Kingdom of Athletic Supporters by driving right at their funny bone. Danny Murtaugh and Rocky Bleir were decorated combat vets who could have stayed home. Can you even imagine Barry Bonds showing up for boot camp much less fit his HGH-plumped butt into a foxhole? Truby is an award-winning journalist and author with 28 books published under his own name and pen names. His work experience includes magazine, newspaper, radio and television. He has interviewed such stars as Stan Musial, Mean Joe Greene, Bobby Layne, Art Rooney, Casey Stengel, Yogi Berra and Ted Williams. A high school football and baseball player, Truby still plays softball and touch football, when not making jockularity jokes.continued on page 38 J. David Truby Island Women Respond To Poet Mary Olivers Visitby Andrew StansellThe response that Sanibel, Captiva, and Useppa Island residents have had to Mary Oliver visiting Sanibel to do a poetry reading with commentary has been extravagant. Several island women were quick to respond about their opportunity to see and hear this celebrated American poet. Center Director and Sanibel resident, Peter Blaze Corcoran, explains, Many island residents are clearly devoted readers of Mary Oliver. The response from Island women has been especially moving. We look forward to an inspiring reading for both those new to and familiar with her work. Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan, rector of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and host committee member, said, I have collected her poetry for many years, and I am ecstatic that Mary Oliver is coming to Sanibel. I am so happy that everyone else will also have the opportunity to enjoy her work. Hollie Schmid from the Sanibel Island Bookshop, which will be selling books at the lecture, said, I am thrilled to have National Book Award-winning author Mary Oliver come to Sanibel Island. She writes so beautifully of nature and shows us the extraordinary in everyday life. Being on a sanctuary island and listening to Mary Oliver read her poetry will be the perfect fit. Ginny Amsler from Useppa Island shared that, Mary Olivers poem About Angels and About Trees means a great deal to my friends and me. That poem touched us when we had one of our loved ones die. My friends and I want to go to the lecture to say thank you to Mary Oliver. Holly Maiz, Sanibel resident and host committee member, wrote, I am completely thrilled that Mary Oliver is coming to Sanibel for the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture. I have been read-continued on page 39 Mary Oliver


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201236 Monday Night MovieMy Dog Tulipby Marsha WagnerMy Dog Tulip is a beautifully animated film for adults. Directed by Paul and Sandra Fierlinger, it is the first animated feature ever to be entirely hand drawn and painted using paperless computer technology. What is amazing about the making of this film is that the whole project took only 11 people to complete: filmmaker team of Paul and Sandra Fierlinger; original music composed by John Avarese; featured voices of Christopher Plummer, the late Lynn Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini and four additional voiceover artists. The film originateds from a book written by JR Ackerly and scripted into film form by Paul Fierlinger. The plot is a retrospective account of the authors 16-year relationship with his adopted dog an Alsatian bitch named Tulip (Ackerlys actual pet was named Queenie). This distinguished man of letters hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into his years, he found himself adopting Tulip, a beautiful, as yet untutored, 18-month old German shepherd. Ackerly had been searching in vain, for most of his life for the ideal friend; having his ideal friend turn out to be a female dog both disconcerted and surprised him. Ackerly spins his canine tale in somewhat vivid and startling detail, as it reveals Tulips brazen and often unpredictable behavior, especially when describing her very canine tastes in lovers and other personal details. Ackerlys fumbling but determined efforts to give Tulip the very best that life can offer includes lots of doggie loving, which more or less drives the film, so that one could conclude that love is a bitch. This is definitely not Lassie Come Home, White Fang or Rin Tin Tin but nevertheless it rates 4-doggie-bone reviews like the following: Marvelous The Wall Street Journal Post Pixar Miracle New York Press A Triumph Boston Globe One of the Top Ten Films of the Year Philadelphia Inquirer Love Story of the Year Vanity Fair Dog lovers get your tails on down to BIG ARTS at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 30, and purchase a ticket to see this well-crafted adult animated film; nibbles and kibbles after the viewing. General admission is $8, or purchase a 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 or to purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, call 395-0900, email info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Pulitzer Winner Addresses Audienceby Max FriedersdorfThe Sanibel Library Author Series featured Jennifer Egan, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, last Thursday, January 19 before a delighted and enthusiastic crowd of 219 book lovers at the Sanibel Public Library auditorium. Egan said she originally wanted to be a doctor and had a fantasy of becoming an investigative reporter because her grandfather was a journalist. She later turned to fiction writing and won her first acclaim with the novel, Look At Me, a fictional account of the modeling business. While doing research for her fiction novels, Egan explained, she developed a parallel career as a non-fiction articles author and now writes non-fiction articles for the New York Times Magazine Egans versatility as a writer of both prize-winning fiction and non-fiction have thrust her into a rare and unique standing in the literary universe. In her second career as a non-fiction writer, she has tackled such diverse subjects as gays in the military, bi-polar diagnostics, homelessness in New York, and life in a Catholic seminary. Egan related that she prefers to do thorough research for her fiction novels because I dont like to make things up. Not many fiction writers do research. Egan also said she takes on a chameleon personality while doing research, describing her eventual acceptance as one of them at the homeless center, and melding into the crowd at the allmale seminary by wearing black slacks and blouse and a white t-shirt. In her non-fiction role, Egan also spent time in Peru with Laurie Berensen, the American woman imprisoned for alleged revolutionary activities. In situations like this, Egan explained, and at the homeless center, which was like a nightmare with robbers and thieves about, I actually forget who I am and feel kind of a blankness which helps me to listen with an open mind. Egan is married to a play director and they have two sons, aged 9 and 11. I am a baseball mom and we are a conventional family, she added. While enjoying plaudits for A Visit From The Goon Squad, her 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction, Egan is busy researching her next novel about New York in the 1940s, and the women who worked in shipbuilding at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Most of these women are now in their eighties and they have a great story to tell, she said. Egan was introduced by the popular Margaret Mohundro, executive director of the Sanibel Public Library. 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201238 Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly Find Us on Facebook From page 35Truby TalkFor the past 20 years, he was worked seasonally from Sanibel, where, as a U.S. Army vet, he is a member of American Legion Post 123. He also plays softball in the Monday Night Sam Bailey League at the Sanibel School fields. Trubys talk is free and open to the public. For further information, call the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483. FORUM Told Gas Prices To Remain Highby Max FriedersdorfAmerican motorists can expect continued high gas prices through the next decade, according to a leading national energy expert, Michael A. Levi, who made his prediction last Sunday evening, January 22, before The FORUM at BIG ARTS Lecture Series in Schein Hall. Levi, a senior fellow for energy and environment at the Council on Foreign Relations think tank, expects instability in the oil market that will keep gas prices at a high rate while moving up and down more than what we are used to now. Asked during an interesting question session about the impact of the Iranian regime closing the vital Middle East oil route in the Strait of Hormuz, Levi said Oil prices could go through the roof with the cost of a barrel doubling. Remember, 1.7 million barrels of oil pass through the Strait every day, representing 20 percent of the global consumption. In the event of the Strait being closed, Levi commented, The American military would seek to reopen the route, and affected countries would likely impose such measures as mandatory car-pooling and other fuel-use restrictions to keep gas prices down. Despite dire predictions of terminal production decreases in domestic oil and natural gas production, the U.S. is increasing its output of both energy products due to oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and new technology such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to capture more of the massive natural gas deposits in such states as North Dakota. On the controversial Keystone pipeline application recently denied, Levi said it was not really an important route; few jobs were involved, and there were no energy security concerns. Of the top 20 energy issues, this would not be one of them. Politically it is a big issue started by environmental groups as a test case. This is really a tragic way to make policy, Levi commented. On other key issues raised during the question session, Levi was pessimistic about the future of nuclear power due to cost of power plant construction, lack of profitability and regulatory restraints. Asked about shifting to natural gas for cars and trucks, Levi said chances are modest unless we see a decade of high gas prices compared to low natural gas costs. Levi was introduced by FORUM Chair Dick Wright, who also moderated the lively question-and-answer session. Dr. Michael A. Levi Book Signing By Ex-LobbyistFor years, Neil Volz was a powerful lobbyist and public official in Washington, D.C. His story was profiled a few months back on 60 Minutes. Volz now lives in Fort Myers, and works as a homeless advocate in Lee County. How did that happen? What does he have to say about the current state of Washington? Or what he learned from his experience? Volz will sign copies of his book, Into The Sun, at the Sanibel Island Bookshop, 1571 Periwinkle Way, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, January 30. More information on Volzs story, his book, and to see other media reports as well as a couple of free chapters, visit www.neilvolz.com. I look forward to sharing my story at the Sanibel Island Bookshop on Monday, said Volz. It has been a wonderful experience to write this book over the last few years, while I lived here in Southwest Florida. Volz worked a chief of staff for a member of Congress, a staff director for a full Congressional Committee, and a Washington lobbyist who represented a variety of clients. He was named as one of Washingtons Most Influential Lobbyists by The Hill Newspaper Roll Call Magazine. Volz was born and raised in Finneytown, Ohio, outside Cincinnati. He graduated from Ohio State University. He now lives in Fort Myers, where he is an author, speaker and community advocate. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Lee County Homeless Coalition and leads the homeless ministry at Next Level Church. Neil Volz


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So Im up early for a seat at a meeting for Uranus called by Jupiter and Marsall so close the moon could stop and cover them. Trees and rooftops block the sky, scope slips on ice, jiggles when I try to focus. Then its there, set in clouds of stars. Tiny opal disk sending back a scrap of sunlight from the outside lane of the Solar System Track, turning with us, sixteen hundred million miles away. This poem is from Woessners book, Clear All The Rest Of The Way available from Amazon.com. Woessner conducted a poetry workshop and read at BIG ARTS in 1988. He has been published in many reviews and anthologies over the last 40 years including Poetry,The Nation, Poetry Northwest, and The Beloit Poetry Journal. He cofounded Abraxas magazine in 1968 and is the senior editor. He and his wife are part-time residents of Captiva. From page 35Mary Olivers Visit-ing and sharing her poems for years. She is one of the few people who manage to put the damp smell of earth directly onto the page. I have read her poems for students and clients, and taken her poems as my only reads while trekking in the wilderness. I cant wait for my friends here to see her. Captiva Memorial Librarian Anne Bradley, said, Mary Oliver is a poet of stature and vision. To attend a reading by her will be a rare treat. The centers annual Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture is being held Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. The following evening the center will also be holding its 8th annual fundraising celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sanibel beachfront home of Peter and Mallory Haffenreffer. The lecture will be free and open to the public. Seats will be reserved for contributors to tfundraiser. Invitations to the lecture and the fundraiser have been sent to the centers mailing list. Those who would like one, or would like more information, may visit the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at www.fgcu.edu/ cese or contact cese@fgcu.edu or 5907166. Book SigningJames F. and Sarah Jane Kaserman, co-authors of their newest historic book, Florida Pirates: From the Southern Gulf Coast to the Keys and Beyond, will appear, discuss, and sign copies of their book on Wednesday, January 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. at MacIntosh Book and Paper, 2407 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. From page 1Janet RogersThis special event is a great opportunity to see this talented artist demonstrate the techniques that have gained her a reputation as an award winning artist who is well known for her sensitive portraits of women and children and her expressive floral paintings. Rogers has gained popularity as an instructor for watercolor workshops in the United States and Europe. She has won numerous awards from her watercolor exhibits and is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society. Rogers has very kindly offered her demonstration painting for auction at the close of the event. The net proceeds from the auction will go to support the art program at The Sanibel School. Students in that program and their teachers have been invited to attend. This event is open to the public for a $10 per person admission fee. Artists of all experience levels and all patrons of the arts are welcomed to attend this exciting demonstration by this noted artist. Preregistration is not required. For consideration, please send typed poems with a short biography to Island Sun, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel, FL 33957 Attn: Don Brown or send a Microsoft Word attachment to donbrown@alum. mit.edu Sarah Jane and James F Kaserman From page 1Jazz LegendTickets to Richie Cole & Five By Design are $47 for loge seats, $42 for general seating and $15 for children 17 and under. Richie Cole & Five By Design concert sponsored by Landgraphics and BIG ARTS Angels. To purchase tickets, visit www.BIGARTS.org, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, or call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900. Book SigningMeet prominent island resident, baker, artist and former Bubble Room restaurant owner Katie Gardenia as she autographs her new book, A Bubble Moment, on Friday, February 3 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tower Gallery. Gardenia, one of the most prominent Sanibel-Captiva area residents, recently released A Bubble Moment, a combination cookbook and coffeetable book sure to delight residents and visitors to the area. She will sell and autograph her new book at this special event at the Tower Gallery, where she also exhibits her art. For years, Gardenia owned the whimsical Bubble Room restaurant on Captiva. It was famous for serving the biggest slices of homemade cake, with wedges that looked as if they were designed for an art gallery. Gardenia used to bake the cakes at her home on North Captiva and bring them by boat to the restaurant. In her book, she shares all her recipes, including red velvet cake, bubble bread and orange crunch cake. But, she emphasizes, its more than a cookbook. The four-color, hardcover, 117-page book chronicles the history of the Bubble Room building, the people who came in and out of its door, the people who helped create it, long and tall stories, local color, her original recipes, old photos and page after page of handmade collages. Tower Gallery is located at 751 Tarpon Bay Road on Sanibel. For more information, call 472-4557 or visit www. towergallery.net.


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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 31 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA JANUARY 27, 2012 B BSECTIONGearing Up For The Shellabration Shellabration 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 17 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. Here is the 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 wrapped in sterling silver. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will offer free admission to the museum on Monday, February 27. BIG ARTS invites visitors to Show Your Shell Smarts! During shell fair week, between February 27 and March 3, visitors are invited to bring a shell to BIG ARTS Center at 900 Dunlop Road, or BIG ARTS at 2244 Periwinkle Way, or The Herb Strauss Theater at 2200 Periwinkle Way (directly across from the shell fair). Identify the shell, add it to the collection, and receive special discounted ticket pricing on select BIG ARTS programs from February 27 through March 3. The Sanibel-Captiva Art League will have a special shell-themed exhibit in The Herb Strauss Theaters lobby.continued on page 12BLocals To Attempt Largest Sanibel Stoop For Book Of World RecordsShellabration! 2012 not only shellabrates the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, but will also feature an attempt at breaking a world record. Festivities kick off with a mass Sanibel Stoop on Bowmans Beach on Friday, February 17 at 10 a.m. Islanders and visitors are invited to participate and sign their names to be sent to the Guinness Book of World Records to prove the island has broken the record of 250 people in the Largest Treasure Hunt category. Registration is $5, which includes a commemorative T-shirt sponsored by Congress Jewelers. The Sanibel Bicycle Club will lead a ride to Bowmans Beach. Departure will be from Sanibel Community Park, next to The Community House. Trolley service will also be available. Because its the 75th anniversary, we wanted to do something special, said Marge Meek, Sanibel Community Association president, which hosts the event. It shows everyone this is a shell island. For more details, visit www.Shellabration2012.com, call 472-2155 or visit The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Shellabration necklaces on sale now for $2 at The Community House or Bank of the IslandsThird Graders Add Another Slash Pine To Sanibel School Boardwalkby Jeff LysiakLast Friday afternoon, students from Annie Franke and Renae Atkinsons third grade classes staged their 21st annual Arbor Day program. The youngsters read poetry and essays about the importance of trees, sang a song about the Wonders Of The Earth and planted another slash pine along the boardwalk in front of the school. I never knew the amount of things trees do until my mom made me Google trees, continued on page 4BChildrens Eye ExamsThe Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club were at the Childrens Education Center of the Islands last week to perform free tests of eyesight and hearing of the preschool children. They also did a Body Mass Index test using the height and weight of the children. Several Lions Club members that participated were doctors and all were trained to perform these tests. The children received stickers and the parents will receive valuable information that could help uncover problems that interfere with the childrens growth and education. Tom Rothman checks Sean Sawickis eyes After planting the slash pine, students from The Sanibel Schools third grade classes posed for a group picture


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 20124B From page 1BThird Graders Plant Slash PineQuillan Welsh wrote in his essay. Did you know that trees can save you money? They can lower your heating costs by up to 30 percent by blocking the wind and decreasing snow drifts, which we dont see a lot in Florida. During the 30-minute program, students took turns sharing the information they learned about trees while studying them inside and outside the classroom. They also thanked Dick Muench, who donated this years slash pine tree, and Berdenna Thompson of the citys Vegetation Committee, who has taken part in the schools Arbor Day celebration for the past two decades. All of the children are so enthusiastic about planting the tree and learning how important trees are to the island, said Thompson. Im always very proud of the pride these children take in the program, year after year. Joe Angelo, the schools music instructor, led all of the third graders in a choreographed performance of the song Wonders Of The Earth while some pupils shared their thoughts on Arbor Day with the gathering of parents, grandparents, siblings and invited guests. Trees, trees everywhere help us breathe the beautiful air, Hannah Atkinson wrote in her poem. Plant a tree and you will see just how clean the air can be! When I think about the trees on Sanibel, it makes me think about fresh fruits. I like to be able to pick my own fruit. We have mongo trees, a lime and lemon tree, and our neighbors have star fruit and grapefruit trees, wrote Evan Rose. Trees are important to everyone and everything on Sanibel. Before leading the group to a spot along the boardwalk in the schools parking lot, where a slash pine was planted for the third year in a row, principal Barbara Von Harten told the audience what it means to plant another tree on the school property. Sanibel is a very special place, and its important to teach our children how plating trees will protect the future of this island, said Von Harten. And years from now, theyll be able to come back and tell their own children how they helped plant a tree here. The first official Arbor Day celebration took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. It was organized by journalist Julius Sterling Morton, who later served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland. In Florida, the third Friday of January is recognized as Arbor Day, while other states celebrate the occasion in accordance with the local climate. The trees I watch just grow and grow, they were so small so long ago, Arabella Lilleslatten wrote in her poem. With a bit of water along the way, these pretty trees will always stay. Students performing Wonders Of The Earth Rebecca Congress narrated the Arbor Day program Dick Muench, who donated this years slash pine, adds a bucket of water to the newly planted tree The Sanibel Schools Arbor Day trees 1992 Floridas Treaty Live Oak 1993 President Franklin D. Roosevelts Live Oak 1994 Ray Charles Live Oak 1995 Seven Sisters Live Oak 1996 Sanibel Pioneers Live Oak 1997 Shriners Slash Pine 1998 Creative Sanibel Childrens Mastic Tree 1999 The Alamo Live Oak 2000 JN Ding Darling Slash Pine 2001 SCCF Wild Tamarind 2002 CROW Mastic Tree 2003 Island Seniors Dahoon Holly 2004 Jim Bowies Live Oak 2005 The Sanibel Schools Live Oak 2006 Armed Forces Mahogany 2007 Childrens Ironwood Tree 2008 Wild Tamarind 2009 Mastic Tree 2010 Marty Harritys Slash Pine 2011 Slash Pine (in memory of Sam Bailey) 2012 Dick Muenchs Slash Pine


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 20125B Shellabration Continues With Lindbergh Portrayal And Ice CreamThe final event for Shellabration 2012 honoring the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show will include Rusty Brown presenting In Celebration of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, followed by an Incredible Ice Cream Social on Sunday, March 4 at 1 p.m. Admission is $20 for members and $22 for guests. Mike Kelly is sponsoring this event. Step back in time with Rusty Brown as she celebrates the life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who frequently visited Captiva Island in the 40s and 50s. While here, Lindbergh conceived the idea for Gift From the Sea, based on shells found on the beach. Brown explores the scope of this talented womans life as flyer, adventurer, author, philosopher, wife and mother. The performance captures Lindberghs extraordinary spirit, courage and calming presence. Immediately following the performance, the Incredible Ice Cream Social will feature ice cream accompanied by an array of classic and extraordinary toppings. Specially designed toppings for Shellabration include: Cherries Junonia (Cherries Jubilee), Buttercup Bananas Foster, Slipper Shell Salted Caramel, Kings Crown Chocolate Sauce and Cinnamon Apple Murex. The mission of The Community House is to enrich community spirit through educational, cultural, and social gatherings. For more information, call 472-2155 or log onto www.shellabration2012.com. Rusty Brown Islands Night Supports Hope HospiceBarbara Brown, development coordinator of Hope Hospice, recently accepted a check for $1,000 from Islands Night volunteer Deb Gleason. Islands Night is proud to support Hope Hospice in Lee County, which provides specialized care to island residents and others with life-limiting illness. For more information about Hope Hospice, call 1-800-835-1673. Barbara Brown and Deb Gleason


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 20126B Pool Service & Supply Pool Service & Supply Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Chlorine Tabs Tools Pumps Free computerized water analysis Free computerized water analysiswww.bannerpoolservice.com FL Lic. #CPC1457804 FL Lic. #CPC1457804STORE HOURS: M-F 9-4 SAT 10-1 SERVICE: MON-SAT 8-5 Stop by our store in Anchor Point 1633 Periwinkle Way VASANTA SENERAT CPA, P.A.CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SANIBEL 472-60001633 Periwinkle Way Anchor Point FORT MYERS 418-00083949 Evans Ave. Suite 205 Accounting and Tax Preparation for Businesses Individuals Condo Associations Non Residents 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. Happy Hour Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8 a.m. Class begins with a joke and ends with a positive thought for the day. Format is 45 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of balance exercises, core strength and flexibility exercises. Strengthen, lengthen and gain flexibility. 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. Mats are used to meet the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Chair Yoga with Kris Brown Tuesday adn Thursday at 11 a.m. All exercises done with use of a chair. Meets the needs of varying experience levels. Bring a towel. Essential Total Fitness Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 11 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. Fitness Opportunities at the Sanibel Recreation Center. Phone 472-0345 or go to www.mysanibel.com and check under the Recreation Department for more information. Page Turners Book Discussion Group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. On February 8, Kathy Lear leads a discussion of The Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. Ann Rodman, volunteer coordinator, welcomes ideas for books to read and discuss and for facilitators to lead the discussions. Contact Rodman at annrodman@aol.com or at 395-2191. Games At The Center 4 Life Bridge 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 1 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 1 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 1 p.m. Thursday $2.50 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Prizes awarded. Bridge Lessons with Bruce and Christl Smith Tuesday and Thursday, February 7, 9, 14 and 16, 9 to 11 a.m. Must attend all four sessions. Cost is $20 for members, $40 for non-members. Audrey Grant Beginners Bridge books are available for additional $10. Maximum of eight students only. Mexican Train Lessons with Katie Monday and Wednesday, February 27 and 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is an exciting Domino game for four to 12 players. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Class is limited to eight students. Leisure Lunchers and Thrift and Consignment Connoisseurs Tuesday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m., Crystofs on McGregor, 10231 McGregor Boulevard. Florida Travels Ybor City (Historic Tampa) on Thursday, February 16. Cost is $69 for members, $79 for non-members. Includes roundtrip transportation from Fort Myers, tour of the historic Ybor City area including the museum, lunch at The Spaghetti Warehouse. Carpool from the center at 7:15 a.m. for bus pickup in Fort Myers at 8 a.m. Tuesday Kayaking February 28. There is space for 16 people on eight two-person kayaks and unlimited space for those who own their own kayaks. Leaders determine the location, pay no fees and reserve the right to change the 8:30 a.m. meeting time. Meet at the center unless an off island launch is scheduled. Everyone is encouraged to take a turn leading the group. Bring water, snack, change of clothing, sun lotion, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members per trip. Members have first priority. Come by the Center to sign up. Introduction to Computers and Windows 7 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 and 3 p.m. February 6, 8, 13, 15, 17. 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 and $150 for non-members. Limited to six students. You must pay upon signing up. Picasa with Patty Wednesday and Thursday, February 29 and 30, 1 to 3 p.m. 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 is limited to six students. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Bring your camera with charged batteries and cable, memory card or card reader with 10 to 20 photos. Whats A Spreadsheet? Wednesday and Thursday, February 1 and 2, 1 to 3 p.m. Balance your checkbook, manage rentals or expenses or to keep your address lists. Learn Microsoft Works or Excel spreadsheet programs. You need to be familiar with the mouse and keyboard. Class is limited to six students and payment is due at sign up. Cost is $60 for members, $90 for non-members. Flu Shots Friday, January 27, 12:30 p.m. CVS Pharmacy will send their pharmacist to the center to give flu shots. Stop by anytime after 12:30 p.m. Diabetes Screening February 3, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club will give vision screenings with the goal of eliminating preventable blindness. Club members will screen for diabetes and glaucoma. Wheat-free & Gluten-free Products Wednesday, February 29 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. (limit of six participants at each one-hour session). Hosted by Baileys General Store, which offers more than 1,000 wheat-free/gluten-free products, this seminar with Rachel Lammers will include product samples and manufacturer representatives. AC Delco: Knowledge is Power When it Comes to Women and Car Care February 3, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Terry and Kay Wynter of Terry Wynter Auto Service Center are partnering with the center for a free car care seminar. The Wynters will have a master technician on hand. Look Good and Feel Great with Christine, Kelly and Lisa of Color Imaging February 17, 1:30 p.m. Learn your personal colors. Find out how shopping for clothes can be more fun and less time consuming. Grief Therapy with Dottie Morrison February 24, 1:30 p.m. Morrison will discuss the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual effects of grief and teach you how to deal with friends who are grieving and ways to help yourself through the process. Center 4 Life Arts & Crafts Fair February 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center. Original art, handmade crafts, jams, jewelry, exotic plants and new books by local authors. There is still room for vendors. Call Eileen Kehoe at 472-2682. Make a lasting tribute to yourself, a friend or family member with a Luc Century memorial brick on the pathway. Cost is $100. For more information, call 472-5743. 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 20128B Part II A War OdysseyGreatest Generationsubmitted by Charles KelleherWe didnt know until later that a pivotal naval battle of the war was developing fifty miles out in the gulf as a Japanese armada was attempting to decimate the toehold achieved in the recent Leyte landing. Our first clue was seeing light and heavy cruisers steaming into the harbor with their decks piled high with empty shell casings. Sometime earlier our ship had been oufitted with an emergency operating room and sick bay, staffed by one doctor. As smaller ships straggled in from the battle we took aboard many naval pilots who suffered various injuries as a result of ditching their planes in the sea. Their flight squadron was attached to the mini-carrier, Princeton and returning from their mission, they found that their ship had been sunk. Leyte and the adjacent island, Samar, quickly evolved into a staging area for further campaigns in the Philippines. Before the fighting began, however, the Japanese tried a second time to dislodge our growing position on Leyte. This time they came down the Surabei Straits, which effectively divide the Philippines midway, east to west. The U.S. naval forces blocked the eastern end and as the heavy Japanese ships came down the strait, each in turn was exposed broadsides as it turned to reverse course. That battle ended the Japanese naval threat for remainder of the war. We then became part of an assault force to invade Mindoro Island on the western side of the archipelago which would effectively cut the Philippines in half. Our convoy sailed down the same Surabei Strait which had now been renamed the iron-bottomed sea because of all the sunken Japanese ships. The landing at Mindoro immediately turned into a nightmare. The Japanese sent waves of fighters and bombers down from Luzon (Clark Field complex) to intercept the landing attempt. We were preparing to beach when the planes came in. At least our flotilla of LSTs presented a scattered target rather than being all in a row on the beach. One zero (fighter plane) went after each ship. Two LSTs several hundred yards on our port and starboard sides seemed to be hit almost simultaneously. Both ships immediately became flaming infernos from bow to stern as shells stacked near all the deck guns began to ignite. Exploding shells were flying in all directions. I watched from the wheelhouse as our zero banked and turned to make its strafing run on us. In addition to wing cannon, each zero plane also carried one 500 pound bomb. As our antiaircraaft guns were firing away the rest of us at our battle stations watched the bomb being released as the plane began to come in over the bow. However, the bomb only partially released and remained dangling under the fuselage as the plane flew overhead. I never noticed what happened to the plane. The sea around us was filed with bodies and others still alive who had either jumped or were blown off the two ships. Since we were equipped with the emergency operating room small boats began picking up survivors and bringing them to our gangway. Our surgeon, responding to the emergency, began recruiting people to assist in getting the wounded to his sick bay. He gave me a pad of forms and a pencil and told me to stand at the top of the gangway to get identifying information from each patient as he was brought aboard. In a moment he took back the pad and pencil and gave them to someone standing near me. I can only guess that he looked at the expression on my face and decided I wasnt a good candidate. I will always remember the voice of the skipper of one of the two fiercely burning ships close by us, when he asked over the voice radio for permission to abandon ship. He calmly recited his ships condition; dead in the water, ammunition magazines exploding on the deck; all personnel either dead or overboard. It almost sounded like he was asking his teacher permission to leave the room. On our way back to our home port of Leyte the doctor lost several of his patients and we had burial-at-sea ceremonies, with the sealed and weighted body bags slipping over the side from beneath the Union Jack. All available crew were lined at attention as taps were played. The next mission was to secure the island of Palawan which was also located on the western side of the archipelago in the South China Sea. In fact, we passed Palawan on the previous invasion flotilla to Mindoro Island. Palawan was a sort of backwater island which intelligence told us was sparsely defended and occupied. It turned out to have been the sight of a large prisoner of war camp where hundreds of Corregidor survivors were interned. We came upon a grisly scene. When the Japanese saw our invasion armada approaching they assumed we were heading for Palawan to free the prisoners. They made a hasty attempt at destroying the evidence (maltreated and emaciated US. personnel) by herding them into small ravines, shooting them, setting the site ablaze and then bulldozing over the entire area. We could see parts of limbs protruding from the earth. The area around the destroyed prison barracks was strewn with bits of personal effects, keepsakes, letters, etc. Everything about the place suggested a hasty retreat. A small landing strip still had zeros lined up on the runway. Several of us climbed over the planes and into the cockpits. A foolhardy move, in retrospect. The final major assault landing of the Philippines campaign was at Linguian Gulf on the island of Luzon, the most important island in the chain, with the capital city of Manila, Clark Field, Subic Bay Naval Station, etc. Linguian Gulf was on the west coast above Subic Bay which had been and would once again become (until recently) the Navys Pacific headquarters. The landing involved a gigantic force including carriers, battleships, cruisers and the entire landing flotilla. Since enemy ships and aircraft were now a minimal threat, the entire force sailed into the gulf during the night for a landing at daybreak, We were anchored about four or five miles offshore and slept at our battle stations on deck for the rest of the night. Before dawn the battleships and cruisers began shelling and this continued for about an hour. Our ship beached in about the third or fourth wave so that the beach area and well inland was relatively secure when we arrived. Several of the major ships sustained direct hits from the few remaining kamikaze pilots. At one point a communication post was apparently overtaken somewhere along the beach and Japanese voices came booming over the ship-to-shore radio for about fifteen minutes. For the next several months we engaged in supply runs throughout thecontinued on page 32B Leyte Gulf Landing, Philippines, October 20, 1944, D-Day +3 Mike McMurray & Trevor Nette. Thats Us and with over 325 million in sales since 2007, its a record we are proud of and we would like you to know about. Because when the time comes for you to buy or sell real estate in todays challenging market place, you really should have the advantage of working with real estate professionals who have a proven track record of outstanding performance thats second to none. If Youre Thinking About Buying or Selling Real Estate, Call McMurray & Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate Today! Mike McMurra y & Trevor Nette. 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201210B Around The Islands With AnneIts The Little Things In Life That Delight, Such As The Snapiby Anne MitchellOften its the small things in life that make one smile, say Ah-ha! and become so handy you cannot imagine what you did without them. Case in point is a polymer scallop shell-shaped gadget the size of your palm. Its called Snapi and once youve used it one-handed to pick up boiling pasta, popcorn straight from the microwave, cubed ice or a delicate arugula salad without bruising it, I bet youll be ah-ha-ing, too. Snapi is flying off the shelves of Baileys Hardware Store. Its simple and easy to operate, goes in the dishwasher and feels snug in your hand and costs just $7.99. It comes in ice white and several colors, is spring-loaded and snaps shut when not in use. Whats more, its made in the USA. Also at Baileys, check out the Fridge Binz, clear boxes that hold 14 eggs, and the pepper, tomato, lime and lemon savers that look exactly like the vegetables and fruits they hold, $4.99 each. While youre in Baileys, treat yourself to a bottle of Baileys own brand extra virgin olive oil at an unbeatable price. The 34-ounce bottle is $5.99 less than half the price of comparable oils on the same shelf. And this is first cold pressed oil, the only recommended for its health benefits. Royal Shell Vacations has opened a gift shop at its Captiva welcome center. Whether you are searching for a hostess gift or that special something to take home for yourself or those who stayed behind, youre invited to stop in, says Randy Bacik, CEO. The center features Costa Del Mar sunglasses, shirts, caps, visors and accessories, Naples Soap Company products, Norman Love Confections, Reef Safe sun care products, MRS Cards, Alan Maltz Photography and assorted local author and artisan works. Naples Soap Company items include natural sponges and gift baskets. The sea salt soap is specially formulated for psoriasis sufferers and is very soothing and therapeutic for those recovering from chemotherapy treatment. The bath bombs effervesce in your bath or hot tub providing relief for tired, achy muscles due to overexertion or fibromyalgia. Artisan soaps are priced from $5. Norman Love Confections have been gifts to Hollywood celebrities. MRS Studios creates colorful handcrafted cards created by Fort Myers artist Michelle Rothacker, whose cards feature local birds and landmarks. Alan Maltz, fine art photographer, has works displayed in the Southwest Florida airport and many public areas throughout the state and the world. In Royal Shells gift shop you can choose from his works in book format, 11x14 matted prints or larger canvas works. Custom ordering is available. Check out the drinks in a bag, which come is an assortment of flavors: margarita, pina colada, mojito, and strawberry daiquiri, most available in a sugar-free version. Pick your favorite, add alcohol as suggested, shake, freeze and you have the perfect tropical beverage for the beach or pool. Reef Safe Sun Care products not only protect you from the sun, they protect the gulf and its inhabitants from dangerous chemicals and at a price lower than conventional sun care products. The center is at 15050 Captiva Drive, Captiva. Beaders, if you missed Januarys 50 percent off sale at The Sanibel Bead Shop, there is still time to take advantage of some bargains. Owner Lily Rose will be extending the 50 percent off sale on select items through Valentines day February 14. These include gunmetal findings, Miyuki seed beads and Delicas, pewter alphabet letters, and Vintaj brass. Under the sale, seed bead tubes are running as low $1 each; Mini tubes of E-600 glue, a must for all crafters, are $1.50 each. For the lunch bunch, theres another place in town to get a mid-day meal. Chips Sanibel Steakhouse is now open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is located at 1473 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-5700.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSCips Place has live music from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday with Jimmy G on steel drums. Steve Scooter Reynolds performs Thursday and Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Cips is at 2055 Periwinkle Way. Phone 472-0223. Gene 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 472-4646. 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 Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, phone 4724559. 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 472-1771. 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. The Crows Nest at Tween Waters Inn, Captiva has entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Crab races are Mondays and Thursdays with the family show at 5:30 p.m. and grownup races at 9 p.m. The Crows Nest is at 15951 Captiva Drive, phone 472-5161. 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 4720606. 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. Fruit and vegetable savers, $4.99 each at Baileys The Snapi, a multi-purpose, onehanded grabber, available at Baileys Hardware Store for $7.99 The new gift shop at Royal Shell Vacations Welcome Center on Captiva 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. Some of these Vintaj brass pendants sell for as low as $3 at The Sanibel Bead Shop


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201212B From page 1BShellabration Billys Bikes & Rentals will be giving all customers (online and in-store) a raffle ticket for a chance to own a signed Shellabration poster designed by artist Pam Brodersen. Cheeburger Cheeburger will have a kids coloring contest for ages 12 and under. Come in and color the Cheeburger Shellabration coloring pages for a chance twin Cheeburger prizes. JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will offer ranger-led beach walks at the refuges Perry Tract at Gulfside City Park; shell-related Reading at the Refuge session with shell crafts on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3 at 11 a.m.; rree touch tank demonstation at Tarpon Bay Recreation Area; Blair Witherington, author of Floridas Living Beaches, will give a lecture on Friday, March 2. The Great White Grill has created its own microbrew, a lager called Shellabration Beer, available only during Shellabration week. There will be Shellabration beer specials all week long. JB Designs will offer cards designed by local photographer/artist Boyd Johnson of Sanibel, dubbed Shells. Customers will get a free sand dollar with purchases of $20 or more during Shellabration week. RS Walsh Landscaping will be offering a 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 arrangements. There will also be a variety of larger glazed pottery in shell shapes and ocean colors. Sanibel Sea Shells invites visitors to stop by and play a round of Scavenger Jeopardy. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village will have several shell collections on display throughout Shellabration week inside the Rutland Home, Burnap Cottage, Morning Glories and the Old Schoolhouse. She Sells Sea Shells will be running two promotions during Shellabration week: 25 percent off craft supplies that include wood and paper mache boxes and frames, along with many other paper and wood items, glue, glaze, glitter, glass jars and mirror backs; a Sailors Valentine Sale, with the regular price of $275 reduced to $75. Sale applies to 10-inch traditional antique flower design with a multi-colored shell. Limited quantities. Shiny Objects will offer a free shell tote bag with purchases over $50. Select jewelry items will include the customers choice of shell jewelry or trinket box. Restrictions apply, see store for details. Eileen Fisher will offer a free gift with the purchase of a shell tank top. Tower Gallery Artist Cooperative will display Sea Gems Shell Interpretations, a special exhibit opening February 26 and continuing through March 31. Twenty-two 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 will feature Sea Shells, a week-long 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 inspired pottery and glass from artists around the country during the Shellabration. William E. Wilson Fine Jewelry in The Village Shops joins the Shellabration with hand-crafted jewelry. All signature 14-karat gold shell design jewelry bracelets, pendants, earrings will be offered at special sale prices. A 25 percent discount will be given during the entire week of the 75th Shell Fair & Show. The Sanibel Public Library will have Shell Book Reading Displays, offering more than 350 shell-related books. Many popular titles and rare books from the reference collection will be on display on the main level of the library throughout February and March. A fossil shell display, featuring more than 120 different species, ages thousands to as much as five million years old, is located on the ground floor. Some of the shells are extinct while some may be found at the beach today. The fossils are from the Burnt Store area in North Fort Myers. Shellabration Necklaces will be for sale at $2 each around the island. The specially designed shell necklace will allow for additions to make each one as unique as its owner. T-shirts, hats and other souvenirs will be available. Childrens Art The children of the island will be invited to get involved by creating a special Shellabration! work of art. Calendar Of Events The Sanibel Stoop Friday, February 17, 10 a.m., at Bowmans Beach. Help break a Guinness Book of World Records record. Meet early at The Community House and travel by bike, carpool or trolley. Opening Gala Sunday, February 19 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Tickets are $125. Shell Couture Fashion Show, Contest and Luncheon at The Sanctuary Golf Club Monday, February 27 at 11 a.m. featuring one-of-a-kind shell adorned garments. Tickets are $35. 75th Annual Shell Fair & Show Thursday, March 1 through Saturday, March 3 at The Community House. Rusty Brown presents In Celebration of Anne Morrow Lindbergh Sunday, March 4. Performance will be followed by a traditional ice cream social at The Community House. Tickets are $20 for members and $22 for guests.For more information on how you can Shellabrate, contact Billy Kirkland at 472-5848 or Teresa at The Community House, 472-2155 or via e-mail at teresa@ sanibelcommunityhouse.net. Visit online at www.sanibelshellfairandshow.com and www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net. 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201214B Soup Kitchen Benefit Menu Donors Announced, Tickets Still AvailableMenu donors for this years annual Soup Kitchen Benefit have been announced. Sam Galloway Jr. & Friends Ninth Annual Soup Kitchen Benefit will be held on Tuesday, January 31 at the Sam Galloway Ford dealership, located off Boy Scout Drive in Fort Myers. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Maestro Andrew Kurtz will be conducting the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra with pop inspired music ranging from The Beatles to Broadway. This years menu, which is donated by local restaurants and individuals, includes appetizers from South Seas Island Resort and Will and Andrea Prather of the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre; barbeque chicken, cole slaw and sauce from Bill and Sally Davis of Hickory Bar-B-Que; fried shrimp and cheese grits from John and Paul Browning of Three Fisherman Seafood Restaurant; barbeque pork and swamp cabbage from Wesley and Deanna Hansen; gourmet meatloaf and mashed potatoes from Jordan Webster of JG Websters Catering; fried chicken from Steve and Jeanne Sexton of the Alva Diner; Sunshine Gumbo from Sandy Stilwell of Sunshine Grille; peas and rice, corn bread and hot pepper sauce from Bill and Janice Barnwell of Farmers Market Restaurant; collard greens from CCMIs Everyday Cafe; macaroni and cheese and green beans from Kim and Jack Avery of The Main Event Catering; penne pasta with chicken and marinara sauce from Jerry and Barbara Snyderman of Sasses; homemade cookies from Uncle Charlies Cookie Ministry; decadent chocolate courtesy of Norman and Mary Love of Norman Love Confections; and water from the Mast Family and Culligan Water. Last years event sold out, with more than 600 guests attending to help raise over $700,000 for Community Cooperative Ministries Inc., the umbrella agency for the Everyday Caf and Marketplace, Home Delivered Meals, Community Montessori Preschool and Social and Homeless Services. The goal of this annual event is to raise as much money as possible for local residents in need. Our area was recently named one of the worst performing labor markets in the country, and we continue to see doubledigit unemployment numbers, said Sam Galloway Jr. As we continue this trend for the foreseeable future, more of our neighbors and their children are going to need our help, and I plan to help them. Galloway wants to ensure that CCMI can continue helping Southwest Floridas growing population of hungry find a nutritious meal. Nine years ago, he gathered friends in the local restaurant community and beyond to donate their time and services toward a community fundraiser for local homeless and hungry. The event has grown each year with guests who come together for one evening in the service department of Galloway Ford. All the monies raised are used to help those in Southwest Florida. With the money we raised last year, we were not only able to continue helpingcontinued on page 24B Larry Lucchino, Len Jennings and Sam Galloway, Jr. Sam Galloway, Jr. 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 34 yearsFREE ESTIMATESPRIORITY DEALER CARPETING flooring...carpet ceramic tile wood marble vinylPLANTATION SHUTTERS 2 weeks delivery 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 (CARPET SALE)TAKE 10% OFF CARPET ONLY WITH MIN. PURCHASE OF 300 SQ. FT. SALE STARTS JANUARY 1ST EXCLUDES ALL PREVIOUS SALES. Island Style InteriorsLicense #S3-12258 License #S3-11918 ALL ON SALEFurniture Accessories Window Treatments...


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Therefore, we were proud to present a check to Milissa Sprecher representing The Sanibel Schools annual Seahorse Festival. This event takes place in early spring and raises money for those necessary school items not covered by the Lee County School System. Also, city manager Judie Zimomra visited us for the second time this month to accept a check for the City of Sanibel School Scholarship Fund. As a way of saying thanks to our city employees, Kiwanis is proud to help support their families and their education. Judie said she feels especially close to the Kiwanians because we were the venue for her very first presentation on the island in 2001. Fortunately, Barry Roth was not a member at that time asking the same redundant questions, and Judie has come back every year to discuss various city subjects. We are grateful for everything she does for our community. Other checks were presented to Lee Ellen Harder to support the BIG Arts Summer Camp program and Tom Louwers accepted a check for Take Stock In Children. Brother Chauncey probably feels slighted because I have not yet reported on his presentation. Due to the Sanibel Kiwanis By-Laws (which were apparently last seen stored under the leftover tomato sauce in the Spaghetti Dinner trailer somewhere near Periwinkle Park), I can neither confirm nor deny that Chauncey is running for an elected position in November. With that in mind, I would like to report on his excellent presentation. Chauncey Goss spoke about the federal budget and the macro economy. Along-time island resident, he has spent the last decade working on federal fiscal policy first with the Presidents office of management and budget and more recently as the Deputy Staff Director for Paul Ryans House Budget Committee. He currently runs a consulting firm he founded and is a candidate for U.S. Congress. Chauncey also spoke about this nations debt and how it has grown from a historical average of 40 percent of GDP to over 70 percent of GDP in just the last few years. He noted that there is no real plan to return debt to its historic levels. He went on to discuss the key driver of debt, federal spending, and pointed out that federal spending has grown from a historical average of 20 percent of GDP to over 24 percent of GDP and the trend is for that number to increase to 34 percent of GDP over the next few decades. He also noted that federal spending has increased by 30 percent in the past three years with federal outlays growing from $2.9 to $3.8 trillion since 2008. Chauncey made the point that debt combined with temporary federal taxing, spending and regulatory policies is placing a chilling effect on our economy. Goss echoed Talmadges point from the previous week that the uncertainty that exists in the economy today is keeping businesses from investing. He does not think the climate in D.C. will change until after the 2012 election. Roth asked Goss if he thought the climate in D.C. will change before the 2012, and 99 men made a mad dash for the door. If you think you could handle an early Tuesday morning breakfast, some really bad jokes and Happy Birthday sung out of key when it is not even your birthday, come out and join us at The Dunes Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there. Judie Zimomra accepted a check on behalf of the City of Sanibel Milissa Sprecher accepted a check in support of the Seahorse Festival Sanibel 8-Ball Pool LeagueUnusual Pool HappeningsIt was a night of unusual happenings in the 14th week of play for the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League. Only four players racked up perfect 4-0 scores in their matches: two from League-leading Bathroom Magic, John Gonzalez and Dennis Bender, and two from the Odd Balls, Kip Buntrock and Kelly Greten. continued on page 16B StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBathroom Magic 16856 SecondBunts Ball Busters 16559 ThirdOdd Balls 13391 FourthSanibel Caf 110114 FifthFresh Legion Crew 93131 SixthSandycappers 93131 SeventhChalk & Awe 84140 EighthGeorge & Wendys 50174SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2012 Standings through January 23, 2012 Odd Balls 14George & Wendys2 Sandycappers11Sanibel Caf5 Bunts Ball Busters10Fresh Legion Crew6 Bathroom Magic12Chalk & Awe4


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201216B SPORTS QUIZ1. Who holds the Giants record for most career RBIs? 2. The Houston Astros had four different managers during the 1980s. Name two of them. 3. When was the last time before 2010 that Armys football team played in a bowl game? 4. In the 2009-10 season, the New Jersey Nets became the fth team in NBA history to lose at least 70 games in a season. Name two of the other four. 5. Chris Osgood is one of six NHL goaltenders to have won 400-plus games and three Stanley Cups during their careers. Name three of the other ve. 6. How many times has Jamaican runner Usain Bolt won Athlete of the Year from the International Association of Athletics Federation? 7. In 2011, the LPGAs Yani Tseng, at 22, became the youngest golfer to win ve career major titles. Who had been the youngest?1. Mel Ott, with 1,860 RBIs. 2. Bill Virdon (1980-82), Bob Lillis (1982-85), Hal Lanier (1986-88) and Art Howe (1989). 3. It was 1996 (Independence Bowl). 4. Philadelphia (9-73 in 1972-73), Dallas (11-71 in 199293), Denver (11-71 in 1997-98) and the Los Angeles Clippers (12-70 in 1986-87). 5. Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy, Terry Sawchuk, Jacques Plante and Grant Fuhr. 6. Three times, including 2011. 7. Tiger Woods, at age 24. ANSWERS Bike Drive Receives Donation For Parts From Soon Come, LCD TruckingThe Sanibel Bike Collection Drive received a welcome kickoff this week with a generous cash donation from Henry Nachtsheim, operator of Soon Come, Inc. and new owner of LCD Trucking. The donated funds will be used to help volunteers purchase repair parts and also childrens bike helmets. Henrys wife, Annie Nachtsheim, operator of Soon Come Contract Hauling, has been involved with the Bikes For Immokalee program since its inception. The program was started five years ago by Annie and Sanibel resident Terry Igo, with help from Billy Kirkland of Billys Bikes. That first year, they collected 60 bikes which were placed in a dumpster for transport to Immokalee. The effort has grown each year, collecting more than 500 bikes to date from the residents of Sanibel and Captiva. Bikes are cleaned and put into working order, then distributed to the children and families of migrant farm workers in the Immokalee area, 50 miles east of Sanibel. Anyone wishing to donate an unneeded bicycle to the effort or to make a cash donation can call Annie Nachtsheim at 395-8700 to arrange a pickup. Those who are able bring their bikes in can drop them at Billys Bike Shop, on the south side of Periwinkle Way across from Billys Rentals. Annie and Henry Nachtsheim deliver a donation to the Sanibel Bicycle Collection Drive for purchase of repair parts, surrounded by some of the bikes collected to date Despite The Recent Exodus Of Teams To Arizona, Spring Training Baseball Remains Vital To Floridas Economyby Ed FrankWith the start of spring training just days away, the question arises just what does the rites of spring mean locally and to the State of Florida in the way of economics? Obviously, it means a great deal to this area as, despite a difficult economic environment, the county is spending $78 million on construction of Jet Blue Stadium, the new spring training home of the Boston Red Sox. And investors in Naples were ready to invest millions to lure the Chicago Cubs from Arizona to Southwest Florida. In an announcement last week by Governor Rick Scott, he pointed to a 2009 survey of spring training baseball that showed a $753 million annual impact to the Sunshine State. In 10 of the last 12 seasons, spring training has brought 1.5 million fans to the 14 Florida communities where teams train, he said. The same study estimated that each team generated approximately $47 million or nearly $100 million in Lee County where two teams are headquartered. Spring training has been a tradition in Florida for more than 100 years, with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Detroit Tigers holding the longest tenures. The Tigers have trained in Lakeland for 76 years and the Phillies in Clearwater for 65 years. Locally, the Minnesota Twins will begin their 22nd year at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers and the Red Sox their 20th year, having played at the City of Palms Park 19 years before moving to their new home this spring. But to many the economics are not as bright as often touted. In the last decade, five teams Cleveland, Kansas City, Texas, Cincinnati and the Los Angeles Dodgers have defected from Florida for Arizona. The 30 Major League teams are now equally divided between the two states. And for the first time last year, spring training attendance in Arizona (1,613,853) topped Florida. Another advantage enjoyed in the west is the fact that all 15 teams are based in the Phoenix metropolitan area, all within an hours reach. This eases travel for teams and fans alike. Here in Florida, the 15 teams are scattered coast-to-coast and do not all play each other. The argument over baseballs economic impact reverberates every time a new stadium is built and 28 major league baseball stadiums have been built in the last 30 years. Only Bostons historic Fenway Park and the Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field remain as original parks. Let the arguments go on. But its a certainty that spring training baseball will remain an important economic impact in Southwest Florida for many future years. Everblades Begin Six-Game Homestand With only five points separating the first and last place teams in the ECHL South Division, the Florida Everblades began a six-game homestand this week, starting with three games against the Greenville Road Warriors. The finale of the series with Greenville begins at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, at Germain Arena. As the week began, Florida, with a 21-17-3 season record, stood last in the division, but only five points behind first-place South Carolina. They dropped from second to the bottom in the tight division standings last week after losing three straight on the road, two against South Carolina and one against Gwinnett. The homestand continues next week when the Reading Royals provide the opposition, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at Germian Arena. Tickets are available for all three games. From page 15B8-Ball PoolThe Sandycappers pounded Sanibel Caf 11-5 and moved into a sixth place tie with Fresh Legion Crew. John Riegert, John Bates and Desmond Fish produced 3-1 matches for the victors and Pete Mindel helped his Sanibel Caf avoid and even larger disaster by winning his last two games of the night. Ken Rasi from the Ball Busters attempted his first safety shot of the season. It didnt work out well and Ken was heard to state emphatically, Ill never shoot one of those blankety-blank things again ever! Chalk & Awes Don Lee decided he would experiment by shooting his four games without the assistance of silver bullets. After his four games, his shooting average had dropped from 100 percent to 50 percent. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


17B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 Community Fair & Retail ExpoThe Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2012 Annual Community Fair & Retail Expo, which will be held on Sunday, February 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Community House on Sanibel. This event will allow islanders and visitors to become familiar with island businesses. There will be a giant slide and other outdoor activities, face painting, Sanibel fire truck photo opportunities, live music and free food and drinks provided by Baileys General Store and The Coffee Bar @ Baileys. Parking will be available at the Herb Strauss Theatre lot across the street. If you are interested in being a part of this community event or taking a booth, contact Bridgit Stone-Budd, director of marketing at the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber, at 472-8255 or e-mail services@sanibel-captiva.org. Ric Base, president of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce, and Allen Myers, former chairman of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber Children enjoying last years fair viprealty.com1560 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel (239) 472-5187 (800) 553-7338 Toll free (239) 472-0996 Fax (866) 472-5187 Intl 2000 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 395-0607 14970 Captiva Drive, Captiva (239) 472-7800 (866) 472-7800 Toll free (239) 472-7861 Fax 3BR/2BA home on over 1 acres New kitchen w/ granite & stainless appliances New bathrooms, wood oors, custom built-ins All new impact windows & doors, wind mitigated $1,839,000 (2110360)Jim Hall 472-5187 x 215 Gulf Front Great Views PRICE REDUCED Upscale ground-level spacious 3BR/3BA home Boat dock near Sanibel Marina Completely renovated, open oor plan Lush landscaping, Lighthouse Way location. $1,050,000 (2800353)Mary Lou Bailey 239-472-5187 x 246 Sanibel Marina Canal PRICE REDUCED 4BR/5.1BA with private elevator Great bay views from upper deck Fireplace, beautiful custom kitchen Caged pool, nished lower level $2,395,000 (2120089) Les Pendleton 472-5187 x 266 Contemporary Two Story Home Gorgeous 5BR/4BA custom home 80 Ft. dock with direct access Steps to the Gulf of Mexico beaches Exquisite details throughout $3,249,000 (2111028) Karen Bell 472-5187 x 270 Direct Bay Views! Direct gulf front, private elevator Exclusive West Gulf Drive location 5 suites & 2 half baths + private of ce Fireplace, large pool & relaxing spa $3,499,000 (2110801)James & Penny Hetmanek 472-5187 x 219/202 Home With Incredible Views Spectacular condition! Direct gulf front East corner, rst oor unit Completely remodeled 2BR/2BA Furnished, move in condition $1,395,000 (2901181)Raleigh Allen/Dan Cohn 472-5187 x 320/294 High Tide Condo Spacious 3-Bedroom/2.5 Bath unit, nicely furnished Glassed in lanai provides extra living space Under building parking, elevator, storage closet Beach, pool, tennis court, grill area $1,175,000 (2110558)Lynda Traverso 472-5187 x 226 Fabulous Views Overlooking Gulf & Pool 2 BR/2.5 BA with den, furnished Direct gulf front condo Expansive views of Gulf of Mexico A view from every room $1,675,000 (2111131)Fred & Shane Spring 472-5187 x 284/285 Tamarind At The Reef 4BR/4BA furnished home, great sunsets Cathedral ceiling & wood oors in great room Large master bedroom with his & hers baths New metal roof 2006; pool resurfaced 2009 $2,650,000 (2101151)Janie Howland 472-5187 x 268 Beach Front Pool Home Spectacular custom built 3BR/2.5BA/3+ garage Stunning open design, 2 story, gourmet kitchen Very near beach, views of conservation land Fireplace, of ce, wet bar, heated pool & spa $1,250,000 (2110141)David Schuldenfrei 472-5187 x 227 Butterknife A Gated Community Spacious 3BR/3BA with den Wrap around lanai with walk-out Fully furnished w/ personal exceptions Over 2000 Sq. Ft. living area $1,895,000 (2110818) Robin Humphrey 472-5187 x 218 Gulf Front Condo Sanibels most recently built condo 3BR/3.5BA, direct gulf front, impact resistant glass Top of the line appliances, den, private elevator Newly painted, 9 ceilings, exceptional condo $3,399,000 (2800660)John Nicholson 472-5187 x 279 Sedgemoor Of Sanibel Penthouse NEW LISTING DID YOU KNOW?VIP REALTY IS A PROUD MEMBER OF LUXURY PORTFOLIO AN INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE NETW ORK DOMINATED BY THE WORLDS MOST POWERFUL INDEPENDENT LUXURY BROKERAGES. WE OFFER AN EXCLUSIVE MARKETING PLAN FOR ESTATE HOMES! CALL VIP FOR DETAILS


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201218B Dunes Womens Golf Memorial TournamentOn a fantastic day for golf the Fire & Ice teams of the 2012 DWGA Memorial waged battle in round one alternate shot matches. The Ice team has taken the early lead at 103-95 after round one. Fire Team members are Ann Humphrey, Irmingard Markusch, Mo Rains, Muriel DeRoberts, Tanya Hochschild, Matt Oakley, Annie Wainwright, Judy Yenkole, Barbara Chappell, Nancy Orr, Wanda Malone and Karen Hendricks Ice Team members are June Muench, Claudia Finzen, Gussie Blue, Carol Brodersen, Mary Coddens, Nancy Greenberg, Mike Dutton, Ann Levinsohn, Kristina Carvalho, Daphne Hellmuth, Noel Barbee and Jane Gould PGA TipsWhich Type Of Golf Ball Should You Play?by Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalBelieve it or not, not all golf balls are made the same. Some are made to fly far, some are made to spin a lot around the green, some are relatively cheap and some are really expensive. Which one is the right one for you and your game? Here are a few things to consider the next time you buy golf balls. 1. Distance Basically, golf balls have two characteristics, distance or feel. Golf balls made for distance will have a harder cover and will not spin very much. This reduction in spin allows the golf ball to fly further and straighter. Also, because there is less spin you will get more roll. These distance balls are typically cheaper. The trade-off is that the ball will go further, but once you get around the green they are difficult to stop. You are trading straight and long for creativity and feel. 2. Spin/Feel Golf balls made to spin will have a softer cover, hence the term feel. When you hit them they feel soft. This softer cover allows the ball to stay on the face of the club longer and run up the grooves, which produce back spin. These balls are great around the green. They allow you to hit shots close to the hole and will stop as soon as they hit if struck crisply. However, they also produce much more spin off of the driver and longer clubs, which accentuate a slice or a hook. These golf balls are usually for better players who can control the ball off the tee and desire that feel and spin around the green. Be prepared to spend a little more because of their desirable characteristics. Dunes Mixed GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Sunday Mixed Golf on January 22 was a four-person scramble string game. Results: 1st Bob Rohl 33.98 Roberta Rohl Howard Dwyer Margaret Dwyer 2nd Jim Fantozzi 34.03 Janet Fantozzi Douglas Mallon Jeanne Mallon Closest to the hole: #9 Tom Donovan #2 Maureen Rains. Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, January 19. Format: 2 Best Net Balls of 4 1st Jeanne Mallon 54 Jeanne Lindman Kay Wightman Julie ONeill 2nd Lesley Simmons 58 Dorothy Hirschfeld Jodi Cort Judy Yenkole 3rd Valerie Hotchkiss 61 Roberta Rohl Mary Coddens ** Blind Draw ** Chip-Ins/Birdies Robin Cohan #1 Jodi Cort #1 Dorothy Hirschfeld #4 Congratulations to all the winners. Dunes Mens GolfThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club announced the Mens Golf Association event results from Wednesday, January 18. Format: 1,2,3 Net 1st Gordon Rains 113 Bob Schoen 113 Stan Hirschfeld 113 Blind Draw 113 2nd Jim Burkholder 115 Jack Cohen 115 Bruce Sprinkle 115 Tim ONeill 115 3rd Noel Davis 117 Bruce McLaughlin 117 Michael Funk 117 Tom Browning 117 Congratulations to all the winners. 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 $1,675,000 FurnishedALL NEW MUST SEE! Luxury 3/2+den penthouse features beautiful Gulf view. A rare opportunity to own over 2,600 sq. ft. along prestigious West Gulf Drive. Penthouse overlooks the white sand beaches and the Gulf of Mexico. Guest bedroom and private lanai overlook the pool, clubhouse and tennis court. Spectacular views! CALL STEVE FOR OPEN HOUSE HOURS. ITS THE EXPERIENCE! JUNONIA OF SANIBEL OPEN HOUSEPlay For Pink Coming To The SanctuaryIn an effort to raise money for breast cancer research, The Sanctuary Golf Club will host Play For Pink on Wednesday, February 8. The tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. The inaugural event will include a round of golf, a luncheon and an awards ceremony. Participants may sign up at the club, located at 2801 Wulfert Road on Sanibel, or call Judy Risch at 472-0610. The minimum donation is $50 per player. For additional information, contact Carol Larkin at 395-3199.


SANCTUARY BAY VIEWSBay View Estate Size, 19 rooms, 5BR, 5.5BTH, chefs kitchen, wine room, library, on Sanctuarys 4th fairway with beautiful views of Pine Island Sound.$2,595,000 SPARKLING LAKE VIEWSSanctuary Villa Home. Stunning designer details. 3 BR, 3BTH + Den. Over 3100 sq. ft. Dramatic screened pool lanai area overlooks 9th fairway.$1,549,000 LAKE FRONT VILLA HOMESpectacular 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, on lake & fairway. Great room with 15ft. ceilings. Lovely kitchen with breakfast room. Private entrance guest suite.$1,145,000 SANCTUARY HERON CONDOAll new furnishings, appliances, A/C, water heater, plus much more. 2 BR, 2.5 BTH plus den. 2,565 sq. ft. 10 feet ceilings. Fantastic sunsets from large lanai.$629,900 TOP FLOOR HERON CONDOIncredible sunset views over fairway & lake. Over 2,560 sq. ft. featuring 2 BR, 2.5 BTH plus den that could be 3rd bedroom. Private garage.$609,000 SANCTUARY GOLF VILLAGEExquisite 2 BR, 2.5 BTH, beautifully furnished & decorated. Over 2300 sq. ft. living plus glass inclosed lanai. High ceiling, sunset views.$575,000 PENTHOUSE IBISStunning views from top oor 2BR, 2BTH Ibis Condo. Beautifully furnished. 10 ft coffered ceilings, marble master bath, single car garage.$399,900 FANTASTIC IBIS PRICEFurnished 2BR, 2BTH Ibis Condo in the Sanctuary Community. Wrap around glass enclosed lanai. Marble bath, single car garage.$385,000 SANCTUARY LOTS2462 Wulfert Rd. $275,0005737 Baltusrol Ct. $329,0005627 Baltusrol Ct. $370,0002933 Wulfert Rd. $450,000 JUST LISTEDISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201219B


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201220B My Stars FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 30, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The changes youve waited to see in your work situation might not be happening quite as quickly as youd hoped. Although the pace is slow, its ongoing. Expect to hear news soon. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You should be feeling very proud of the fine effort youve made to get that important project done. Now take some time out to celebrate with family and friends. Youve earned it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre close to reaching your objectives. Thats the good news. But be careful: Your aspects show lots of potential distractions looming. Stay focused and keep your eyes fixed on your goals. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be careful not to let that suspicious Cancerian mind create a problem where none exists. What you might believe is an act of betrayal could be nothing more than a misunderstanding. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Lions heart overflows with self-confidence. All you need to do is tap into it, and youll be able to handle any change that must be made regarding that recent surprise development. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) The need to watch what you say becomes increasingly crucial this week. Be as temperate as you can with your comments and avoid arguments for the sake of controversy. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A longtime family problem presents new demands. But this time, you wont have to go it alone: Someone else is asking to help share your responsibilities. Let it happen. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A period of feeling vulnerable is about to give way to a stronger, more self-confident aspect. Use this new strength to reaffirm promises youve made to others and yourself. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A creative dilemma stalls your progress. Instead of letting it raise your ire, use the time to re-examine your aims and, perhaps, come up with a new target. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your nimble will finds a way for you to work out those newly emerged problems plaguing your new project. Stay with it. The results will be well worth your efforts. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might feel overwhelmed at having to decide which new opportunity you should follow. Best advice: Check them all out and see which offers what you really want. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Continue to tread water before you even consider plunging into something that never seemed quite right. Some facts will soon emerge that can help you make a decision. BORN THIS WEEK: Youre a naturalborn peacemaker. You value truth and have little patience with those who lie to you for their own purposes. On Feb. 3, 1780, in one of the most famous crimes of post-Revolution America, 20-year-old boarder Barnett Davenport commits a mass murder, killing a family of five at their home in rural Connecticut. Until then, crime was viewed as sinners losing their way. But Davenports crime caused people to perceive criminals as evil and alien to the rest of society. On Feb. 2, 1812, Russians establish Fort Ross on the coast north of San Francisco as a source of growing food. The effort was not successful. American John Sutter bought Fort Ross in 1841 with an unsecured $30,000 note that he never paid. On Feb. 1, 1917, Germany returns to the policy of unrestricted submarine warfare in the Atlantic as it prepares to attack any and all ships. Two days later, the United States broke off diplomatic relations with Germany. Just hours after that, the American liner Housatonic was sunk by a German U-boat. On Feb. 4, 1922, the Ford Motor Company acquires the failing luxury automaker Lincoln Motor Company for $8 million. Fords son Edsel eventually helped to convince his father to drop his famous rule: You can have any color, as long as its black. On Feb. 5, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt announces a controversial plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges. Critics charged that Roosevelt was trying to neutralize Supreme Court justices hostile to his New Deal. By 1942, all but two of the justices were his appointees. On Jan. 30, 1948, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Known as Mahatma, Gandhis persuasive methods of civil disobedience influenced leaders of civil rights movements, especially Martin Luther King Jr. On Jan. 31, 1950, U.S. President Harry Truman publicly announces his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb. In 1952, the United States successfully detonated Mike in the Pacific Marshall Islands. The 10.4-megaton thermonuclear device instantly vaporized an entire island. It was noted 20th-century poet T.S. Eliot who made the following sage observation: Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers. The United States first railroad was built in 1809 in Crown Creek, Pa., by a man named Thomas Leiper. It had wooden tracks. When the now-classic television show Gilligans Island first aired in 1964, critics were not impressed. The review published in the San Francisco Chronicle said, It is difficult to believe that this show was written, directed and produced by adults. It marks a new low in the networks estimation of public intelligence. The show went on to air for three seasons and spurred three TV movie sequels. Believing that beards and long hair were too easy for enemies to grab, Alexander the Great ordered his soldiers to shave their faces and heads before going into battle. You hear a lot about the isolationism of Switzerland -the country thats always neutral in any conflict -but you might be surprised to learn how serious they are about it. The countrys system of roads is mined in 2,000 places and can be demolished in the space of 10 minutes. Are you doing your share? If youve had a beer today, youve contributed to the approximately 90 million cans of the brew that are consumed by Americans every day. When the territory that later became the state of Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867, the cost came out to about 2 cents per acre. Its not clear why, but it seems that fine hair grows faster than coarse hair. My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I dont deny it. 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21B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 Florida Snapper And Shrimp Scampi 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons butter 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 shallots, minced 1 tablespoon capers 1 tablespoon pimento, diced 1/2 cup white wine 1/2 cup bottled clam juice 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 4 6-ounce snapper fillets 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced Sea salt to taste 12 ounces vermicelli or angel hair pasta, cooked Heat the oil and butter in a large saut pan. Add garlic and shallots and saut for two minutes over low heat, stirring often. Raise heat to medium, add capers, pimento, wine, clam juice and pepper; simmer for two minutes. Add filets and simmer over medium-low heat for about five minutes. Add shrimp, spreading them evenly over the skillet; simmer for three minutes until filets and shrimp are cooked through. Stir in parsley; add salt to taste. Place fillets and shrimp on pasta on individual plates. Spoon scampi sauce over all and serve. Yields six servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 502, Calories From Fat 139, Total Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 115mg, Total Carbohydrates 47g, Protein 40g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.00g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Florida Snapper And Shrimp Scampi Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS List Local. Sell Global.Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim. www.beachviewgolfclub.com (Visit our website for weekly specials) GOLFRate 7 am 3 pm $69 Rate 3 pm on $49Rates expire 4/15/12239-472-2626


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201222B Sanibel East: Tropical Oasis with direct Gulf Access, 3 bed / 3.5 bath, private beach access. $ 1,795,000 Sanibel: Attention investors! Recent remodeled retail space on the Islands East End, 3 units on 15,919 sq.ft. $ 1,399,000 Fort Myers: This magnificent two-level, 6 bed / 5 bath masterpiece offers the ultimate in elegant living on 1+ acre. $ 1,990,000 Captiva: Exquisite condominium in Lands End within the South Seas Island Resort, 2 bed / 2 bath. $ 1,299,000 Thomas Hopf 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/sanibel TOTI Media Adds Whicker To StaffTOTI Media, Inc., publisher of Times of the Islands, RSW Living, Bonita & Estero, Gulf & Main and the new Generations exclusive in-room magazine for LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Dan Prowse Whicker to the position of executive managing editor. Whicker will be responsible for overseeing and guiding all editorial functions of TOTI Media, Inc. Formerly filling the position of director of marketing and communications at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Whicker brings over 17 years of experience in communications, marketing and media from a diverse work history that includes positions in federal and local government, banking and finance, and the nonprofit sector. We are delighted to have Dan on our team, said Friedrich Jaeger, publisher of TOTI Media. His expertise and background make him the perfect fit for TOTI Media at a time when we are poised for some exciting growth. Whicker is no stranger to media publishing, having filled the roles of writer, copy editor, designer, photographer and advertising manager in the newspaper industry and working in marketing, public relations and advertising in other industries. According to Whicker, it was this extensive background that appealed TOTI Media. Friedrich Jaeger says that he likes to surround himself with the areas most creative people, Whicker said, and that is what makes his publications so successful. I am humbled and honored that he extends this to me and I am proud to be part of the TOTI family. For additional information, visit www. toti.com. Ocasio Earns Promotion At BOTIRobbie B. Roepstorff, president of Bank of the Islands, announced last week that Wilmaris Willy Ocasio is receiving a promotion and new work address at Bank of the Islands. She will be the office manager of the new Captiva location when it opens in the coming weeks. Willy has worked in our Edison National Bank location in Fort Myers since 2007, said Roepstorff. With her banking skills and commitment to customer service, shes the perfect choice to manage our new Captiva office. Ocasio holds a BS degree in Administration and Marketing. She is fully bilingual and enjoys assisting customers who prefer to conduct their banking in Spanish. Dan Prowse Whicker Wilmaris Willy Ocasio Starkey Appointed COO Of Sanibel Captiva Trust CompanyThe Sanibel Captiva Trust Company announced last week that Adria Starkey has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In addition to her new role as COO, she continues to serve as president of The Naples Trust Company and as a member of the companys board of directors. Ms. Starkey is a member of the risk management, asset management and strategic planning committees. Her 30-year career in the financial services industry includes positions as president of Wachovia Bank, Southwest Florida Region, managing director of wealth management at First Union, and vice president at Northern Trust Bank and Southeast Bank. Adria is an exceptionally gifted executive. As our companies grow and greater structure is required, she is eminently qualified to assume the leadership role of Chief Operating Officer, said founder, CEO and co-chairman S. Albert Hanser. We are fortunate to have such an outstanding leader as Adria. Everyone at our company is extremely proud of her accomplishments, not only with the company, but in the community at large. We all look forward to her continued success far into the future, said co-chairman Donald A. (Chip) Lesch. Starkeys philanthropic work includes serving on the boards of numerous civic and charitable organizations since moving to Collier County in 1988. She is the immediate past chair of The Shelter for Abused Women and Children, co-chaired Thank You Myra Days for the Naples Philharmonic and has served on the board of The Naples Children and Education Foundation. Starkey was honored as a Woman of Achievement in 1999, Woman of The Year in 2000, and received the Edison College Leadership in Fostering Education Award in 2008. VIP Top AgentsVIP Realty Group has announced its top agents and sales teams for the month of December. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates was recognized as top sales team. Janie Howland was recognized as top sales agent. The Karen Bell team was recognized as top listing team and top producing team. Les Pendleton was recognized as top listing agent Susan Dunn was recognized as top producing agent. Lomano, Nicholson & Associates Les Pendleton Susan Dunn Karen Bell Janie Howland ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


23B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Cape HarbourCape Coral2008 7,204 2,249,0002,100,000 182 Beachview Country ClubSanibel2009 3,308 1,695,0001,500,000 102 Imperial ShoresBonita Springs2006 5,213 1,695,0001,475,000 104 No Development Captiva1963 1,866 1,389,0001,300,000 43 Gulf Harbour & Yacht ClubFort Myers1998 3,767 1,295,0001,200,000 73 Bonita BayBonita Springs2000 3,132 1,199,0001,040,000 86 Gulf Harbour & Yacht ClubFort Myers1996 3,743 1,169,0001,010,000 94Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2005 3,021 900,000880,000 32 West Bay Club Estero2006 3,052 709,900709,000 126 Whiskey CreekFort Myers1956 3,274 749,000700,000 62Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPHello Readers, I want to alert you to a wonderful online opportunity for your children ages 13 to 18 that might be interested in participating in a Science Fair. As some of you may have experienced, Science Fairs are being eliminated more frequently as schools have re-allocated instructional time to increased academic instruction directed to the various tests that students are now required to take. So here is a great opportunity to participate in this well-established, educational activity outside of a students school. Last week, Google announced its 2012 Global Science Fair, a follow-up to last years inaugural event. The Science Fair is open to any student (age 13 to 18) from anywhere who has access to the Internet and to a web browser. Submissions will be accepted through April 1. Similar to last years fair, Google has put together a celebrated judging panel that includes Google Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf and particle physicist and Nobel Prize winner. The prizes for the winners are quite impressive: the grand prize is a $50,000 scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos Islands led by a National Geographic Explorer, a hands-on internship at Google, CERN or LEGO, access to the Scientific American archives for their school and a personalized LEGO trophy. Two other finalists will each receive $25,000 scholarships, access to the Scientific American archives, and a LEGO trophy. Maggie Johnson, Google director of education and a Google Science Fair judge, addressed the companys motivation behind the fair by pointing out that scientific experimentation is a crucial part of Googles corporate DNA. Google wants to help encourage this same sort of curiosity in the next generation. She says that scientific exploration and experimentation remain important to the companys existence to this day as it was when the company was founded in 1996, by two young computer science students. One hypothesis suggested by the Google online Science Fair is that theres an element about the accessibility of the Web that makes it easier for students to present their work. They believe that to present in an online forum may actually encourage those who might otherwise find the process intimidating to participate in science fairs. Many students are intimidated with the idea of standing next to their project all day in the school auditorium. Submitting it online may reduce that intimidation factor. There is also the suggestion that this type of submission may be more appealing to girls who traditionally do not compete as much as boys do in these events. Last year, the top prizes at the Google Science Fair were awarded to girls. Google doesnt ask for gender as part of the submission process. Its not looking to highlight girls scientific achievements but Google has added a new prize this year a Science in Action award sponsored by Scientific American, that will go to a project that addresses a social, environmental or health issue to make a practical difference in the lives of a group or community, with the thinking that a practical, community-oriented focus may attract girls to STEM projects. If you are interested in this opportunity, I encourage you and your student to look at www.google.com/events/sciencefair to get more information on how to participate. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. From page 9BLincoln Book Signingmany years at Moharimet Elementary School in Madbury, New Hampshire. The school is part of the Oyster River School district and next to the University of New Hampshire. She has prepared about 100 author visits for the students, as well as countless story times for them. MacIntosh Books & Paper is located at 2407 Periwinkle Way and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.MacIntoshBooks.com for more information. Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel IslandSend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com 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.


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201224B Superior InteriorsFamily Room Funby Cindy MalszyckiFamily rooms, by their very name are for the family. And when most of us think of family, we think of relaxation and fun, as well as informal settings for carefree entertaining. This is a room in which we can truly let our hair down. It demands space for our hobbies, be they reading, watching TV or needlework. It also calls for some imaginative planning, so all members of the family feel that this is truly their room. Believe it or not, the concept of family rooms has been around for centuries. Many years ago, they were called second parlors, and allowed families to informally entertain while the front parlors were reserved for special guests. Here are some tips you might consider in furnishing your family room. 1. Look for large or small tables, perhaps folded or stacked to allow you the opportunity to increase table space. 2. Ping Pong, pool and air hockey games are a welcomed addition to this room. Of course, having the proper space is a requirement of the type of game you select. 3. An entertainment center to house your TV, DVD and music system is a must. Entertainment centers offer you a place for everything. 4. Comfort is KEY in the selection of your upholstered furniture pieces cushy deep seats large and oversized are a most welcome retreat. 5. A game table may also be an important addition to this room be sure to allow for adequate lighting when you select its place in your room. Since many great rooms center around a fireplace, be sure to arrange your furniture to take in the view and the warmth of this wonderful architectural feature. And how about changing your mantle accessories with the seasons? A grapevine wreath for the fall, Christmas candles and greenery for the holidays, and a beautiful spring bouquet for the summer. Careful planning of your family room is a must. Be sure to make a list of all the activities and functions that the room will encompass. Only then, can you make the truly wise decisions about furniture purchases and placements. Cindy Malszycki is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at cindy@decden.net. From page 14BSoup Kitchenour community but also develop new and innovative ways to fight hunger and homelessness, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. According to Galloway, those things included opening Southwest Floridas second customer centered Choice Marketplace, establishing Baby U classes for expectant families, serving more schools last summer with CCMIs Mobile Food Pantry, converting the former Soup Kitchen into the Everyday Caf and Marketplace and adding more schools and students to its weekend backpack program. The latest astonishing statistics we are seeing is that over 700 Lee County school children are considered homeless, Galloway said. And if they are homeless, I guarantee they are also hungry. CCMI has been refocusing its hungerfighting efforts toward implementing sustainable customer-choice centered models for long-term hunger elimination. This re-examination of the traditional soup kitchen setting changes both the mindset of those who serve and those being served, as well as the physical spaces and delivery model created for the distribution of food. CCMIs Everyday Caf and Marketplace concept makes food more easily available to everyone in the community who is hungry. The market model also decreases the stigma associated with standing in line for a hot meal or groceries and reduces significant waste in the preselected grocery bag model. We can and did make a difference, said Galloway. When hunger affects our community, it impacts everyone of us in some way, and if everyone of us does a small part to impact change, change will happen. Two dollars can feed a family for a day, Galloway concluded. We are all feeling the effects of this economy, but not doing anything for our local neighbors in need is not an option for me, and I can guarantee anyone who donates to this event is truly making a difference. Tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities are available from $2,000 and tickets are $150 each. For more information or tickets, visit www.ccmileecounty.com or call CCMI at 332-7687 ext. 100. Duplicate BridgeOn Tuesday, January 17, there were 14 tables in play at the Sanibel Community Association. The winners were: North/South 1. Judy Glaser and Dick Brown 2. Alaine and Herman Jass 3. Dorothy Chaya and Carl Holtz 4. Nancy Tilsley and Mary Zurborg 5. Rosemary and Frank Bloom 6. Karen and Geoffrey Moss East/West 1. Sue Danford and Susan Greenberg 2. Ann Cooper and Barbara Johnstone 3. Erica Amsterdam and Belle Lipsky 4. Lindo Drasnin and Ann Levinsohn 5. Helen and Jim McCartney 6. Maureen Hnatow and Barbara McClure The game runs for six months, November through April, at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. For further information, call Susan Willoughby at 281-3258. Insurance Tip Citizens Drops Higher Value Homesby Marge MeekAs expected the Office of Insurance Regulation has approved Citizens request to drop the wind policy maximum to $1 million. For the last few years, the maximum wind insurance Citizens would issue was $2 million. This affects many homes on Sanibel and Captiva and it will have owners evaluating what premium they are willing to pay to have wind coverage. This will affect new business on February 1 and policies renewing after May 1 will not be renewed if over the $1 million cap. Already the May nonrenewals are going out to customers and their agents. So, what are the choices? Citizens rates for these homes have been the most competitive in the market place, but some companies still write homeowners wind policies in our area. Premiums vary as do building characteristics allowed and there is no one simple answer, so your agent will have to shop the market. As these wind restrictions from Citizens continue, the state hopes that more insurance companies will enter the market again, thus continuing to reduce the size of Citizens. Some people may choose to selfinsure. The downside for the rest of us is that should a hurricane strike, without insurance the homeowner may take longer to repair the damage or may walk away from the property altogether. Homeowners taking that risk should also start a reserve fund and save money every year to prepare for a disaster without insurance coverage. 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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201226B I am writing this from the 2012 University of Miami Heckerling Estate Planning Conference, attended by more than 4,000 tax and trust specialists from throughout the country. This week-long, high level continuing education conference provides information on whats new in the tax and estate world, and what we can expect in the near future. The experience of listening to one tax topic after another for hour on hour on end is a bit like trying to drink water from a fire hose. So whats going to happen on January 1, 2013 when the Bush tax cuts expire? No one knows! The experts gave up predicting what the Congress and the President are going to do. But something occurred to me while sitting through a topic on IRAs. When you are planning for IRAs in an estate, you are actually trying to plan around two taxes the income tax which everyone is familiar with and the estate tax which many do not. I therefore thought that it might be a good idea to devote a column to the difference between the estate tax system and the income tax system. We all know that when we earn income in most cases we pay income tax on that income. Earned income from our jobs, interest and dividend income from our investments and earnings from our businesses are all considered, for the most part, ordinary income and are taxed as such. Gains on the sale of our investments is called capital gains which we also pay income tax on but usually at a different rate than the rate we pay on ordinary income. Often clients and their families will ask me whether inheritance is taxed. They might believe that the children who are receiving the inheritance will be taxed on the inheritance much like they are taxed on their income as described above. When folks here about the estate tax, this is usually the misconception that they are operating under. But thats not accurate. The estate tax is actually considered a transfer tax and is not imposed on the recipient, but rather on the deceaseds estate. The transfer tax is actually one of several transfer taxes that are all linked together including the estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax. While income is taxed on the amount of income that is received, the transfer taxes are taxed on the value of the assets at the time of the transfer. A gift tax, for example, is a transfer tax that is imposed on the transferor (the person making the gift) and is calculated on the value of the transfer. As an example, assume that I own a painting valued at $50,000 and I give it to my daughter. I have made a transfer of $50,000 of value to her and this subject to the gift tax. But I have two exemptions. I have an annual exclusion equal to $13,000 that I can give to any beneficiary. Assuming that I have not made any other transfers to my daughter during the calendar year, then I can reduce the gift of $50,000 by the $13,000 annual exclusion. The taxable gift is now reduced to $37,000. I also have a lifetime exemption from the gift tax. I file my gift tax return and reduce my lifetime exemption by the $37,000 net gift to my daughter. Only if I have used up all of my lifetime exemption do I pay tax. At my death, my remaining gift tax exemption becomes my estate tax exemption. So assume that I die in a year where my lifetime exemption is $5 million and that I have made $1 million of taxable gift transfers during my lifetime. At my death, I have $4 million remaining of transfer tax exemption. If my estate is equal to or less than my available remaining exemption, then my estate will not pay any estate tax. But if the value of all of my gifts that I made during my lifetime plus the value of the assets in my estate at the time of my death exceeds the transfer tax exemption, then my estate will pay estate tax before making any distribution to any beneficiaries. I do get deductions from my estate before calculating the net subject to estate tax. The two most popular deductions are the marital deduction for assets that transfer to my spouse and the charitable deduction for assets that I bequeath to charities. When I have an IRA my estate suffers from a double whammy. When the money is withdrawn from the IRA, my beneficiaries will pay income tax. Yet my estate is taxed on the value of the IRA at the time of my death. There is a mitigating deduction for the income tax that is inherent inside of the plan but the double taxation is still very evident and something that should be planned for to the extent possible. 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27B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 2012 From page 14BSoup Kitchenour community but also develop new and innovative ways to fight hunger and homelessness, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. According to Galloway, those things included opening Southwest Floridas second customer centered Choice Marketplace, establishing Baby U classes for expectant families, serving more schools last summer with CCMIs Mobile Food Pantry, converting the former Soup Kitchen into the Everyday Caf and Marketplace and adding more schools and students to its weekend backpack program. The latest astonishing statistics we are seeing is that over 700 Lee County school children are considered homeless, Galloway said. And if they are homeless, I guarantee they are also hungry. CCMI has been refocusing its hungerfighting efforts toward implementing sustainable customer-choice centered models for long-term hunger elimination. This re-examination of the traditional soup kitchen setting changes both the mindset of those who serve and those being served, as well as the physical spaces and delivery model created for the distribution of food. CCMIs Everyday Caf and Marketplace concept makes food more easily available to everyone in the community who is hungry. The market model also decreases the stigma associated with standing in line for a hot meal or groceries and reduces significant waste in the preselected grocery bag model. We can and did make a difference, said Galloway. When hunger affects our community, it impacts everyone of us in some way, and if everyone of us does a small part to impact change, change will happen. Two dollars can feed a family for a day, Galloway concluded. We are all feeling the effects of this economy, but not doing anything for our local neighbors in need is not an option for me, and I can guarantee anyone who donates to this event is truly making a difference. Tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities are available from $2,000 and tickets are $150 each. For more information or tickets, visit www.ccmileecounty.com or call CCMI at 332-7687 ext. 100. SPL Author Series Welcomes TherouxThe Sanibel Public Library is pleased to welcome author Paul Theroux, who will appear as part of the Author Series 2011-12 on Monday, January 30. Theroux is the author of more than a dozen non-fiction works and is known for his travel novels. The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia, written in 1975, was Therouxs first travel novel to distinguish him as a writer. Among his award winning titles are Picture Palace, which won the Whitbread Award, and The Mosquito Coast winner of the James Tait Black Award. The latter title and Half Moon Street were made into films. He is the author of over 40 novels and short stories. In addition, Theroux is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographic Society in Britain, and he holds honorary doctorates in literature from Trinity College and Tufts University. For those who love to read about exotic, faraway places, Therouxs books provide a wonderful opportunity to visit these lands without leaving the comforts of your own homes. He is a keen, witty observer of human nature and is unafraid to reveal the history and politics of a region in what some would deem a highly critical manner. Therouxs journeys are always enlightening, honest and not your usual travel is wonderful type of story. The Sanibel Public Librarys 2011-12 Author Series is sponsored in part by the generous support of the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its generous donors. Joining the foundation as 201112 Author Series partners are Bank of the Islands, The Blue Dolphin Cottages, Dolores and Jack Clark, Jan Egeland, Linda and John Kramer, LCEC, Sandy and Ken Nirenberg, Northern Trust, Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners, West Wind Inn, Diane and Bob Williams. Paul TherouxShare your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201228B Will Power Columnist: Crai g R. Hersch, B CS B oard Certi f ied Wills, Trusts & Estates A ttorne y ; CPAI Have Answers to Your Estate Planning uestions. Call: 239-334-1141 or Visit: www.sbshlaw.com 9100 College Pointe Ct. Fort Myers, FL 33919 deaRPharmacistFood Labels Can Deceive Youby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Im determined to stick with my new years resolution to lose weight by cutting calories. Any tips to help me? FP, Tulsa, Oklahoma Medical studies have shown that caloric restriction is an effective way to lose weight. Caloric restriction increases the activity of PGC-1 alpha, a lovely gene in your body that improves fat burning ability, energy and thyroid function. One supplement that activates this gene is resveratrol and there are others which I discuss in my Diabetes Without Drugs book. I prefer when people edit what they eat, rather than diet and by that I mean edit the oils you cook with, the spices you sprinkle, the snacks you munch on and so forth. But caloric restriction is equally important. Make sure they come primarily from fresh fruits and vegetables, grass-fed, hormone-free meats, and whole grains if you can handle the grains. Grains are a big topic because many grains have gluten, or theyve been contaminated with fungus. Paleo diet lovers never eat grains. Regardless of your preference, my point is that excess calories come from processed and heavily refined foods so those are the ones to avoid. Manufacturers play tricks with food labels to conceal calories. They know youre not going to closely study food labels, especially because the print is so small to begin with. A quick scan of the calorie count could leave you consuming hundreds of extra calories without realizing it. My next examples are just the tip of a gigantic fooled you iceberg. Look at soda. Admittedly, I dont recommend drinking it if you are on a diet (even diet soda), but the label is a great example to enlighten you. Pick up a 16.9 ounce-bottle of Canada Dry ginger ale. It looks like one serving. (Gone are the days of the tiny soda bottles I remember when I was a kid.) Flip it over, and the calorie number on the label says 90. Not bad, right? Look again. Its 90 calories PER serving and there are About two. Whats with the about? In actuality, its more like 210 calories in that bottle. Fooled you! I must applaud Coca Cola because at least they print calories in large letters on the front of the bottle offering clarity. How about a chicken pot pie? Flip a 16.5 ounce Marie Callenders frozen pot pie over, and youll see 570 calories on the label. When the cute little bubbling pie comes out of the oven, youll dig right in. But wait! Youll have to cut that pie in half if you only want 570 calories, because thats the amount per serving. Hmm, fooled you again! To take advantage of caloric restriction benefits, stay away from refined foods and shop along the perimeter of the grocery store. Never venture into the interior aisles unless you want honey, maple syrup, coffee/tea or nuts.DID YOU KNOW?Eating gold kiwifruit increases vitamin C, and reduces severity of the common cold. 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. LMHS Board Of Directors Elects 2012 Officers, Adds New Board MemberLee Memorial Health System announced the 2012 officers of its board of directors elected in this years annual organizational business meeting. Richard Akin, District 2, will continue as board chairman. Akin has over 35 years of health care management experience and has served for the past 26 years as the president and CEO of Collier Health Services, Inc., a not-for-profit primary health care provider in Collier County. Steve Brown, M.D., District 1, will serve as the vice chairman. Dr. Brown has over 50 years of experience in medicine. He also serves as quality and education board chairman. Dr. Brown served as chief of staff and chief of radiology while sitting on the board of trustees at Anne Arundel General Hospital in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Brown is a former Sanibel City Council member, mayor of Sanibel, and board member of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. He previously sat as a board member of the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation and currently serves as the liaison for the Childrens Hospital. Marilyn Stout, District 1, remains as this years treasurer. Stout is a former Lee County Republican state committeewoman, former Cape Coral City Council member, and has served as Chamber of Commerce director, chair of membership development and government affairs. She has served as chairman of the Cape Coral Charter School governing board, liaison to the Metropolitan Planning Organization and Tourist Development Council, and as chair of the Lee County Transportation Disadvantaged Commission. Stout served as LMHS board treasurer last year. Nancy McGovern, RN, MSN, District 2, will once again serve as board secretary in 2012. McGovern has been a registered nurse for over 30 years and has worked in a hospital and home health agency as a clinical researcher and has been involved in many area charity fundraisers including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Also at the annual organizational meeting, Mitchell L. Cordova, Ph.D. was appointed as community member to the board of directors for quality and education. Dr. Cordova is the dean and professor of the College of Health Professions at Florida Gulf Coast University. Jim Nathan, LMHS president, noted that LMHS is the largest community-owned health system in Southwest Florida and is the sixth largest public health system in the United States. The responsibility these board officers bear is testament to their commitment to the well-being of our community, said Nathan. Each director is dedicated to the provision of safe and efficient delivery of care to the people of Southwest Florida and keeps the patient as the center of our efforts to improve quality and operations. We cherish and appreciate the involvement of each one. The citizens of Lee County own and operate LMHS through a publicly elected board of directors. the board holds regularly scheduled monthly meetings to hear goals, objectives and recommendations from the systems administrative and medical staffs. The public is encouraged to attend. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201230B Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My mother and father continued to live in our family home after their family left. My father developed diabetes and my mother lovingly cared for him and made his health her major interest. After a number of years he died and she wanted to continue to live in her home. We help her and she also has paid help to come in to assist her with major care. She is now isolated, very lonely and has lost her enthusiasm and interest. She no longer has friends who drop in or phone because they are also having health or adjustment problems or both. We are at a loss to know what to do because she certainly continues to go downhill. Could you please help us? Lesley Dear Lesley, Please take your mother to her physician and have her evaluated to rule out any medical problems. Discuss with your mother what you see and think about her situation. She may feel isolated and want a change as well. If she does not want to move into an independent living or assisted living community, there are senior centers and other community programs providing companionship and activities. If your mothers private duty staff cannot take her, other transportation services should be available in your area. Many folks I know choose to stay in their homes and socialize in senior centers. Pryce Dear Lesley, Your mother may be still grieving for her husband and her lost lifestyle. Loneliness is a dreadful condition that unfortunately can be life-threatening if not treated. We all need to be in contact with others, some more than others, to meet our social needs. Pryce has given you some great suggestions, and a place to start. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: What is a Somatizer?A: Somatizers, as the name implies (soma = body), present a passive behavior style which takes its toll on the body. Somatizers are individuals who choose not to express their feelings of anger overtly, but rather suppress them for fear of rejection or loss of approval by those who have caused a grievance. This mis-management anger style promotes the role of martyr for those who choose it. Somatizers can also be distinguished from those employing other mismanagement styles by the fact that their suppressed anger may soon manifest as physical symptoms such as migraine headaches, ulcers, colitis, arthritis and TMJ. There are some who say that anger and fear are two very different sides of the same coin. While others believe that anger is really just another shade of fear, inspired by that which generates a sense of uneasiness inside of us. Whether they are two entirely different emotions, or derived from the same source but expressed differently, they are both very real. 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. Sanibel Patient Service Center (PSC)LAB TESTINGWe accept assignment for Medicare, Medicaid, and most Private Insurance Plans*No upfront fee for drawing of blood* *No appointments Necessary*239-472-8400Fax: 239-395-2466 We have MOVED to 2407 Periwinkle Way, Suite 3 Sanibel, FL 33957Hours: Monday Friday 7:30 am 3:30 pm Closed 12:00 pm 1:00 pmwww.hayeslab.com 75th Annual SANIBEL SANIBEL SHELL FAIR SHELL FAIR & SHOW & SHOWMarch 1st, 2nd and 3rd


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But every April 1st, the most wonderful time of the year in the hap happiest place on earth, they seem to collectively get ill: Sorry, but I have pints of purulent pus pouring out of my pancreas. I have to go see a real doctor. or Cant come in today, my dogs fleas are expecting anytime now. Initially I suspected they were simply at home celebrating this joyous of all days, but then it dawned on me that perhaps sliding off toilet seats, igniting electronic whoopee cushions and other sophisticated pranks customary to my office were finally getting to them. So last year, I snuck in early, went to their computer terminals, popped a few tabs off their keyboards and exchanged them with each other. The M and the N changed positions, the P and the L and even the and the $. Little did I realize the havoc that this would wreak; Elana couldnt access her password, Michelle was billing $17,000 for Bill Bloggins pregnancy test and a flustered Betty was unable to move the Jack of Hearts. They became frantic and unsure of what evil was causing this terminal illness. I was in April fool heaven. In addition to a malfunctioning computer driving its victims to extremes of mental anguish, there are other terminal illnesses generated by the keyboard, the monitor, the mouse or even by a laptop. 1. Eye troubles. A recent study has related heavy computer use with visual field abnormalities, refractive errors and glaucoma. Visual field defects means having blind spots in the normal visual field. Think NBA refs. A refractive error is an inability to see clearly without corrective lenses while glaucoma refers to a nasty pressure buildup in the eyeball itself. 2. Infertility in men. The reason that the male testicles are not normally tucked up say into the Adams apple (polar bear swims excluded) is that sperm production requires a temperature lower than that of the bodys core. From the Excuse-mebut-youre-going-to-stick-that-temperaturegauge-where? file comes a study that indicates that 60 minutes of a laptop sitting on the lap top raises scrotal temperature almost three degrees. Even if the laptop was not turned on (perhaps I should rephrase that), there was a two degree rise. Dont worry about the birth control pill dear, Ive taken my laptop today. 3. Tennis elbow belongs to a group of injuries known as cumulative trauma disorders (CTD). Also called repetitive strain injury, CTD result from repetitive exertion of a tendon, muscle, joint or even bone. Excessive typewriting can ruin the tendons that are responsible for moving the wrist/hand/fingers up and down. When the discomfort is felt up in the elbow or upper forearm, it is time to be seen by a doctor before the strain, sprain or pain becomes debilitating. CTD (Cant Type Dammit) can become so severe over time that even holding a glass becomes a chore. This condition is one of the fastest growing injuries seen in the workplace. Even with proper ergonomics of the keyboard, monitor, mouse, chair and desk, too much time spent on a keyboard may mean too much time spent in physiotherapy. 4. Way back when I went to college the most common illnesses were smallpox, bubonic plague and consumption. Now depression and non-activity exhaustion, which go hand-in-hand with heavy computer use, are the most prevalent illnesses on most college campuses. Students are still working on consumption. 5. Muscle contraction headaches, so-called tension headaches, result from the neck and back stiffening up while perched at a computer all day. In addition, migraines and even seizures can be triggered by the flickering of a computer screen. Monitor eye is a type of eyestrain that causes fuzzy vision and headaches. But the vurst type of headacke is caused by tryink to fiqure out who monceyed arount with your conpuder on Aqril $st. I wist you the pest of thus joyouz zeazon;. 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. Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSExcellent medical care, friendly sta Prompt attention to emergencies, injuries and lacerations X-Ray on PremisesVISITORS AND WALK-INS WELCOMEBARBARA WALLING, A.R.N.P.Island resident, over 30 years experience in family medicineCALL 239-395-2444 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT Wir Sprechen Deutsch1699 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957Hours Mon Fri 8-5 Closed for lunch 12-1EDWARD P. LAMOTTA, MDBoard Certi ed Family Physician Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201232B PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING CONTRACTORS MILLS BROTHERS BUILDING CONTRACTORS Joseph Mills Lic. #CBC058789William Mills Lic. #CBC058788Of ce Phone & Fax 239-472-6711 Custom Home Building|Remodels Design Service Available Sanibel Owned & OperatedUPHOLSTERY A Friendly Personalized Service From Owner-Operator Steven CservenyakPARAMOUNT DECORATOR & UPHOLSTERYsince 1974 Complete line of quality upholstery work by European CraftsmanWe work with the finest imported silk, satin, damask, brocades, velvets, hand-loomed crewel, embroidered tapestries from Italy, Belgium & India.Antique Furniture Restoration We also do boat cushions & down feather cushions472-8086 735 Donax Street, Sanibel IslandPETS The Golden Paw Salon16848 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908 www.goldenpawinc.comGrooming, Daycare & PetsittingKathy Irvello Owner Phone: 239-415-7297 Fax: 239-481-8999PICK UP AND DELIVERY SANIBEL AND CAPTIVALAWN AND GARDEN MAINTENANCE ISLAND HOME SERVICElicensed Lawn and Garden Maintenance reliable weekly service Island owned and operated Call Edwin for free estimates and referencesTel. (239) 472 5247www. Islandhomeservice.com Sanibel Veget. Comp. # 9-10435CUSTOM 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 #CBC058483PERSONAL TRAINER SanFit Training Free ConsultationStrength Weight Management BalanceLaura McGowan Personal Trainer Conditioning Coachlaura@sanfittraining.com 239 464 7876 www.sanfittraining.com WINDOW CLEANING From page 8BGreatest Generationisland chain touching at most of the major ports including, Cebu City and Zamboanga, the capital of Mindinao, the southernmost and largest of the islands. We didnt stay long enough to determine if it was true that the monkeys have no tails in Zamboanga. The alternative to this kind of activity would probably have been participation in the amphibious landings at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. I think we got the better deal. We were anchored in Manila Bay when news came of the wars end. There was a stupendous fireworks display when thousands of multi-colored flares were sent skyward. Several weeks later we sailed into Tokyo Bay very cautiously as floating mines (tethered and free) were everywhere. After one or two liberty days in Yokohama we sailed back to Manila encountering a fierce typhoon en route. An LST was not designed to endure heavy seas being flat-bottomed and snub nosed. The greatest stress point always appeared to be somewhere amidships. I remember sitting topside the evening of the storm and watching the steam fitters on the adjacent ship in the convoy trying to weld some steel plates together. Apparently they were successful. After a little R.&R. in Manila we sailed for San Francisco by way of the Hawaiian Islands. At a speed of nine knots it took us about thirty five days. We crossed the international date line early on December 25th so we actually celebrated two Christmases. While anchored in San Francisco Bay we all sat around counting up our eligibility points and I soon realized I had enough points to fly home. Many stayed aboard for the trip through the Panama Canal and up the East coast. I landed at La Guardia Field at 8 A.M. on February 11th, 1946. The temperature seemed to be in the teens as I stepped onto the concrete runway. After two days of mustering out activities at the old Lido Beach Hotel in Long Beach, I was enroute to Mineola. Charles Kelleher LST 746 RM 2/C. Charles Kelleher, 87, a retired banker, has lived on Sanibel with his wife Phyllis since 1988. He hopes others of what Tom Brokaw calls the greatest generation will also relate their stories of combat. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


answer on page 35BPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 35B ISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201233B 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: 841-4302 PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellykelly07@aol.com COMPUTERS HOME WATCH Lekan Selective Home Watch Lekan Selective Home Watch Professional Husband and Wife Team Professional Husband and Wife Team Joseph & Mary Joseph & Mary 239-470-1483 239-470-1483 lekan@bellsouth.net lekan@bellsouth.netREMODELING Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORYISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201234B TREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez J LAWN CARE & TREE SERVICE482-7350 12 years serving San-Cap & Ft. MyersLandscaping Tree Service Stump Grinding Landscape Design Ponds Landscape Refurbishing Pepper Clearing Lbtn Cbfr Db Licensed & Insured Free Estimateswww.jesuslawncare.comEMAIL: jesuslawncare@gmail.com License # 0707041 09-00014233Phone (239) 267-8405Robert CrawfordDRAPERY CLEANING WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIRWe Come To You!www.theblindrepairshop.com 10% OFF ANY SERVICEWith is Ad CLEARVIEW CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSDRAPERY/WINDOW BLIND CLEANING & REPAIR CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING OFFICE : ( 239 ) 579-0028www.tradewindshomes.comCGC 1510520NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODELING KITCHENS AND BATH DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER DESIGN AND REMODELING CENTER 1633 1633 Periwinkle Periwinkle , Suite Suite H HTREE & LAWN CARE DRAPERY/WINDOWBLINDCLEANING&REPAIR Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS TR EE & L AW N CA RE Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusDESIGNERS CO NS TR UC TI ON & R EM OD EL IN G G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 TREE&LAWNCARE PAINTING IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS DESIGNER S Stevens & Sons GlassReplacement Impact Windows & Sliding Doors, Mirrors, Tub & Shower Enclosures, Store Fronts, Porch Enclosures, French Doors, Plate Glass2416 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Phone: (239) 472-0032 Fax: (239) 472-0680Insured Licensed# S2-11975Specialists in impact condo complex replacement COSMETICS IMPACTWINDOWS&DOORS/GLASS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available New Lip Glosses and Botanical Skin CareVETERINARY SERVICES Dr. Mark W. Hullstrung House Calls for Dogs and Cats By Appointment:(239) 244-1401 VETERINARY SERVICES FOR SANIBEL, CAPTIVA & FORT MYERS PAINTI NG 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. DarabanCOMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY / COMPUTER SERVICES INTERIOR DESIGN 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128POOL SERVICE & REPAIR Deep-EndPool ServiceIslands Premier Pool Service Professional Weekly Service Fast Expert Equipment Repair and Replacement Specializing in Gulfstream Pool Heaters25 years experience239-699-6279Lic # CPC1457386


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU SUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERSISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201235B 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)472-0200 LAWN MAINTENANCE NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 MEDICAL McGregor Medical McGregor Medical Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Family Practice Walk-in Clinic Bill Fulk, M.D. Bill Fulk, M.D. 239-437-2121 239-437-2121Open Monday Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm 16731 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 105 Fort Myers, FL 33908 (across from Starz Pizza) FAA Exams Class 1, 2, & 3 Now welcoming new and former patientsMedicare, BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, & United Health CareGENERAL 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 REMODELING Light Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFISHING CHARTER BUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?Advertise Here!Call 239-395-1213


Classified Ad Deadline Monday At Noon HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS MISC. FOR SALE AUTO FOR SALE PETS FOR SALE WANT TO BUY LOST AND FOUND COMMERCIAL SPACE TIMESHARE RENTAL WANTED REAL ESTATEISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201236B 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: 470-2866 RS 12/17 CC 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 OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE700 square feet. Good Periwinkle location. Call Joe 516-972-2883. RS 1/6 PC 2/24 FOR SALE BY OWNERSuper, well maintained house, great neighbors, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, adjacent tennis courts and pool, near beach. Negotiable. 239-482-0997 RS 1/6 CC 1/27 HELP WANTEDFull time Clinic Assistant at The Sanibel School, tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617. RS 1/13 CC 2/3 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 1/13 NC 2/3 BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000RR 1/13 NC 2/3 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. Priced at $75,000. Ground rent $6,500/yr. 239-209-1869 or Dorisdavenport@hotmail.com.RR 01/13 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 1/20 BM 2/10 ADULT CARE AVAILABLEPRIVATE DUTY CNA/HHA Licensed & Insured. Professional and Loving Care 15 yrs exp. Acute, Respite, Hospice, and companionship. Excellent References. Call Sue 239-246-7409NR 1/20 CC 2/10 ENTERTAINMENT UNIT & TVWicker/Rattan Open Entertainment Unit with 30 Toshiba High De nition TV. Made by Braxton Culler. Color: Honey Wheat. $300. 239-472-2696 or 585-624-7398.NR 1/20 CC 1/27 ACURA RSXLess than 41,000 miles. One Sanibel owner. Spotless inside & out, regularly serviced. Recent new Michelin sports tires Automatic, sun roof, 2-door hatchback, White. $12,500. Call Anne, 239-233-0014NS 1/20 NC 2/10 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 1/20 CC 2/10 TIMESHARE FOR SALESanibel Beach Club II, 2 bd, 2 ba, lower unit, week 7 $26,000 651-226-1708 mary.kass@hotmail.comNR 1/20 CC 1/27 CONDO WANTED Feb, March. Sanibel. Call 952-933-6869 NR 1/20 CC 1/27 FRONT OFFICE AGENT3-11 p.m. shift Full Time. West Wind Inn, Sanibel is seeking a Front Desk Agent. Previous hotel Front Desk experience preferred. Send resumes to: wwinn@westwind.comRS 1/27 CC 2/17 FULL AND/OR PART TIMEFull and/or part time sales associates for busy Sanibel shing bait and tackle store. Year round includes some weekends. Sanibel bridge tolls paid. Hard diligent worker willing to learn product. Must be able to sell to knowledge sherman and to the novice. Contact Dave at The Bait Box, Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. caloosawholesale@aol.com or 472-1618NR 1/27 BM 2/10 RS 1/27 NC 1/27EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY HOUSING & RESOURCESThe Community Housing and Resources, Inc. a not-for-pro t organization on Sanibel Island, Florida is seeking a full time Executive Director to carry out its mission of maintaining quality Below Market Rate Housing in conjunction with its Board of Directors, The City of Sanibel, multiple community organizations and volunteers, and its tenants and owners. Currently, CHR is comprised of 74 rental units and 14 Limited Equity Ownership units. Staff composition includes a full time Administrative Manager, two part time administrative staff, and a handyman. Current assets are $5.6M and the annual operating budget is $900,000, funded primarily by rental income, city subsidy, unit sales, local government grants and public support. Essential quali cations: Four year college degree. Ten years experience, ve or more of which must be in a management capacity. Experience in Housing related programs is considered an advantage. Experience working with and reporting to a Not for Pro t Board is desired. Proven skills in organizing workload and staff and setting appropriate priorities, budget and cash management, collegial working relationships, administrative and grant writing skills, public speaking, fund raising, and developing opportunities for program improvement and growth to meet the needs of our current and potential clients. Salary: Based on experience with a cap at $70,000. Salary history to be submitted with resume. Resume Submission: email submissions only to dorothy1144@aol.com Deadline for application January 31, 2012LOST FISHING/TACKLE BAGA Camo Fishing/Tackle Bag with shing lures, line, tackle, etc. in it. It was lost the evening of January 21 at Calm Bayou Pass. Please if you have seen it or picked it up call me at 239-267-6130 or 239-229-6659. You would make a boys day if you found it. Thanks so much.NR 1/27 NC 2/17 YORKSHIRE PUPPIESCKC registered, shots and vet health certi cate. $700. We are not breeders, parents on site. 239-240-3526NR 1/27 CC 1/27


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL 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 JANUARY 27, 201237B WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath 1/2 of duplex East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234RR 9/16 CC TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILY Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 12/30 NC 1/20McGREGOR 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. $1,399,000CONDO TRADEAre you looking for a larger condo but haven't sold or listed yours? Owners of Luxury Sanibel Condo may entertain a trade. Contact G.G. Robideau, Broker Associate, John R Wood Island Real Estate, 239-940-7878 or GG@GGandLori.com NR 1/6 BM 1/27 MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 encl porches; Bay/Canal views; shing pier; Lease includes Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection. Boat dock lease available. No pets. Rate negotiable. 239-395-1786RR 1/13 CC 2/3 SANIBEL EAST END2 BR 1 BA, 1/2 duplex piling home. New A/C, Tile oors, Washer & dryer in unit. Updated appliances. Dishwasher, deck & storage under house. Walk to beach, Clean & Bright. $1,250 + utilities. Yard service and pest control included. Call Bob 410-913-2234.NR 1/13 CC 2/3 LONG CANAL VIEWS2BD/1BA Tennis Place Condo. Just steps to the Bay and seconds to the Gulf. Dockage, Tennis, Pool and more. Small and quiet complex with low fees. Owners asking $245,000. Phone 239-395-2919 for appt. Open house every Tuesday 10-noon. RS 1/20 CC 2/10 NR 1/20 BM 2/10 FREEREAL ESTATESeminar Thinking of buying on Sanibel or Captiva?Learn about the market, neighborhoods, condos, regulations, zoning, costs, rentals, contingencies, inspections, disclosures, contracts, clauses, etc.No Obligation No Sales Pitch Just Information Monday 4 PM Bank of the Islands1699 Periwinkle Way, SanibelRobyn & Robb MoranREALTORS(239) 443-0110 to con rm John Gee & CompanyLOT 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. 239-489-2360RR 1/20 CC 1/27 HOME FOR RENT3 bedroom house for rent in South Fort Myers (Iona Road). Main house is 1800 sq. feet with a separate building in the backyard for of ce/studio. Call 239-410-4111NS 1/20 BM 2/3 COMMUNITY YARD SALESaturday, February 25th 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Vendor spots only $5 FREE admission Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero. 239-498-0415RR 1/20 NC 2/24 TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: IslandSunNews.com& click on Place Classified BAY FRONT OPEN HOUSE SUN, JAN 29 from 12-4 pm#1314 ISABEL DRIVE (Periwinkle to Bailey to Bay to Isabel) 150 Bayfront. Nearly 1/2 acre on islands most prestigious drive. Over 4000 sq. feet. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bath, den, fam room w/stone replace, nanny quarters, formal dining. Walls of windows with bay front pool enhancing perfect water views. $2,295,000 www.1314isabeldr.com Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 www.TeamSanibel.com RR 1/27 BM 1/27 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 1/27 CC 2/17 SANIBEL EAST END2BR, 1 BA, 1/2 Duplex, near beach. Private laundry, dishwasher, unfurnished. $1,200 mo. No pets, non-smoker. PH 708-557-1083 www.SeaCoastSanibel.comRR 1/27 CC 1/27 SANIBEL APTS FOR RENT1 & 2 br duplex wash/dry; mod. kitch. on quiet str. Walk to shops, bank, restaurants. $1,050 & $1,350/mo. 239-395-8774RR 1/13 CC 2/3 SANIBEL HOME FOR RENTAnnual lease in the Dunes. 3/2 piling home bright and clean. Enclosed garage, nice yard. Asking $1,850 a month plus utilities. Call Charlie at 239-850-0710.NR 1/27 CC 2/17 GARAGE SALESaturday, January 28 from 9 am 1 pm 1615 Sand Castle Road in the Dunes, Sanibel. Clothing, furniture, some antiques. Everything MUST go!NR 1/27 CC 1/27


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.) . . . . . . . .472-2929 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 JANUARY 27, 201238B My name is Pearl and I am a fouryear-old, black and white female border collie mix. My name is Pearl because I really am a jewel! Everyone says Im a pretty girl but most importantly Im a loving dog eager to finally find a forever home. Adoption fee: $29.99 during Animal Services Blue Light Special adoption promotion. My name is Sabrina and I am a domestic short hair female cat. I am one year old and my color is gray tiger. Im a cutie as you can see but beauty is only skin deep. Fortunately, I have personality plus. I love to cuddle and all my favorite toys have feathers. Adoption fee: $19.99 during Animal Services Blue Light Special adoption promotion. Cats are two for one so take home a second cat 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, 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. Sabrina ID #: 525395 Pearl ID #: 526405 photos by squaredogphoto.com




SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA CAPTIVA SANIBEL SANIBEL SANIBEL CAPTIVA SANIBEL Follow us on 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Great Boating Access & Canal Views Meticulous, Fresh & Updated Manatee Shaped Pool with Privacy $1,150,000 MLS 2110721 Jane Reader Weaver, 239.472.1302PRIVATE CANAL HOME-DEL SEGA 4BD/4BA Olde Florida Style Estate Gulf to Bay Location-Tween Waters Stretch Terri c Deep Water Dockage Charming, 1 Bedroom Guest House $1,299,000 MLS 2101024 McMurray & Nette, 239.281.4435CAPTIVA BUTTERFLY HOUSE 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Updated Kitchen & Baths 1,222 S.F. of Living Great Vacation Rental $450,000 MLS 2101271 Sally Davies, 239.691.3319BLIND PASS CONDO 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms Spectacular Panoramic Water & Golf Course Views Gourmet Kitchen with Wonderful Upgrades Salt Water Pool and Spa $2,245,000 MLS 2110749 McMurray & Nette, 239.281.4435MEDITERRANEAN MEETS SANIBEL 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Lagoon & Gulf Views Fully Furnished Great Rental & Investment Property $599,900 MLS 2110090 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984DESIRABLE POINTE SANTO 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Beautifully Updated Private Estate Unparalleled Gulf Views Wraparound Lanais & Gorgeous Pool $3,695,000 MLS 2110707 Jane Reader Weaver, 239.472.1302SANIBELS FINEST SUBDIVISION 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths Turn-Key Designer Furnished Boat Dock & Lift & Beach Access Tropical Setting on 2 Acres $2,300,000 MLS 2701472 Jim Branyon, 239.565.3233ROOSEVELT CHANNEL ESTATE Westerly Views Acroos the Yacht Harbor 2BD 1st Floor Waterfront at South Seas Steps to Beach & Amenities Pool and Community Boat Docks $569,000 MLS 2110640 Fred Newman or Vicki Panico, 239.826.2704MARINA VILLA 602 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Located on Quiet Cul-de-Sac Situated on Nearly 1.5 Acre Lot Exquisitely Updated Fantastic Pool Area $799,000 MLS 2110864 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984GUMBO LIMBO COTTAGE 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Spacious and All on One Level Peaceful Views of Golf Course Large, Solar Heated Pool $899,000 MLS 2110322 Cathy Rosario, 239.464.2249BEACHVIEW COUNTRY CLUB Stunningly Remodeled with Great Views 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Beautiful Tropical Lagoon Rental Investment Potential with Weekly Rentals $619,000 MLS 2110920 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984REMODELED CORNER UNIT Intimate 8-Unit Complex Corner Haven with Gulf Access 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Views of Pine Island Sound $649,000 MLS 2900694 John & Denice Beggs, 239.357.5500CAPTIVA HIDE-A-WAY 4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms Located on Oversized Lot/Spacious Rooms Awesome Pool/Spa & Entertaining Areas Private Elevator & Model Furnished $1,995,000 MLS 2101101 McMurray & Nette, 239.281.4435STUNNING, PRIVATE SANCTUARY RESIDENCE SANIBEL 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Gorgeously Remodeled and Decorated Beach Views From Living Room & Porch Virtual Tour: www.compasspointcondo.info $579,000 MLS 2111084 Bob & Viv Radigan, 239.691.6240GREAT ISLAND BEACH CONDO! BANK OWNED 4BD/4.5BA Private In-Law Suite State of the Art Kitchen Secluded Pool and Spa $2,275,000 MLS 2110207 Burns Family Team, 239.464.2984PRIVATE COURTYARD ESTATE CAPTIVA SANIBEL 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Furnished Small, Low Density Townhome Complex Onsite Rentals & Management Pool/Spa and Private Beach $419,000 MLS 2111277 McMurray & Nette, 239.850.7888UNIQUE AND CHARMING Real EstateWe make it easy. You make it home.RoyalShellRealEstate.com (800) 805.0168 FORT MYERS 1870 Clayton Court Ft. Myers, FL 33907 239.689.7653 BONITA SPRINGS26811 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134239.992.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 959 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND 15050 Captiva Drive Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 601 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34102 239.213.9100 NAPLES 3000 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34103 239.213.9100 SANIBEL ISLAND 1997 Perwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.0078 CAPTIVA ISLAND11499 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 239.472.0078 NAPLES 589 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34103 239.261.9101 UNDER CONTRACT REDUCED REDUCED REDUCEDISLAND SUN JANUARY 27, 201240B