Island sun
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Title: Island sun
Uniform Title: Island sun (Sanibel, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Sanibel, Fla
Sanibel, Fla
Publication Date: 02-03-2012
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Sanibel
United States of America -- Florida -- Lee -- Captiva
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2, 1993)-
General Note: "Sanibel and Captiva Islands."
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FEBRUARY SUNRISE/SUNSET: 7:13 6:12 7:12 6:12 7:12 6:13 7:11 6:14 7:10 6:15 7:10 6:15 7:09 6:16 VOL. 19, NO. 32 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 3, 2012 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands Read Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A ASECTIONSmooth Jazz Cruise For CROWOn Sunday, February 12 from 5 to 8 p.m., Traders Cafe will be transformed into the USS Rehabilitator where guests will set sail on an evening of fun including games, smooth jazz music, and silent and live auction items donated by local artists and supporters. There will also be a wine tasting area where guests can sample select wines which will be available for purchase by the case. Traders will provide the great food and friendly service that makes them one of Sanibels favorite local restaurants.continued on page 5 From left, CROW crew members Kevin Saage, Ryan Keeling, Rachel Rainbolt, Pat Levinson, Lidia deAzevedo, Andrew Barron, Executive Director Steve Greenstein, Hospital Director Dr. Heather Barron, Robin Bast and Jeana Harms Puccini Opera Collection To Screen At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS will screen Puccinis Il Trittico on Thursday, February 9 starting at 7 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road. Admission is $20, with children 17 and under admitted free. Puccinis Il trittico is a collection of three oneact operas Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi the third of which, a farce full of greed and conniving, is the most popular and performed opera of the set. The operas premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in December 1918 and received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The performance that will screen at BIG ARTS was captured live in high definition from a r ecent performance at The Royal Opera House in London. continued on page 40 Scene from Royal Operas Il trittico Shellabration! Gala Coming To The Community HouseThe Community House will celebrate the 75th anniversary Sanibel Shell Fair & Show this March, the oldest such shell collectors fair in the world. One of the events marking the the celebration will be the Shellabration! Gala on Sunday, February 19 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, followed by dinner and dancing to Tom Tiratto and his orchestra. Tiratto has a remarkable ability to sing Frank Sinatras repertoire with an uncanny sense of style, phrasing and all the mannerisms reminiscent to a live Sinatra Is Back concert. With his 14-piece Big Band and many of Old Blue Eyes greatest hits, audiences are astounded with the authenticity of his act. Sanctuary Golf Club Executive Chef Mark Brown will prepare a special menu for the occasion. If you love the sounds of Sinatra, if you love the Big Band swing era, if you love dancing and fine dining, reserve your tickets for The Community Houses Shellabration! Gala. The gala is supported by event sponsor Northern Trust. Reservations are limited at $125 per person. RSVP by calling The Community House at 472-2155. For more information, visit www.shellabration2012.com. To hear Tom Tiratto perform some Sinatra favorites, visit www.sinatra-tribute.com. Recording artist Tom Tiratto performs his Tribute to Frank Sinatra to a sold out audienceKanzius Research Group Makes Key Breakthroughby Jim GeorgeIn a paper published in Biomaterials Journal this month, Dr. Steven Curley of the MD Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston and lead researcher for the John Kanzius radio frequency cancer treatment, proved that carbon nanoparticles can be delivered into the nucleus of cancer cells. Researchers were able to move nanoparticles into the fluid environment around the nucleus (cytoplasm) in prior studies, but never before could they reach the actual nucleus where the DNA of cells is located. The carbon nanoparticles are fascinating because they are the smallest particles we have used. It is also possible to attach chemotherapy drugs or other agents to the carbon nanoparticles and have the nanoparticles carry these into the nucleus with them, Curley said. He also stated that he believes this will further enhance treatment in the Kanzius radiofrequency field to produce heating of the cancer cell and ultimately, cancer cell death. The Kanzius technology works by emitting radio waves that heat and kill cancer cells targeted with nanoparticles, microscopic pieces of metal that are injected into the bloodstream. The device has been proven to kill pancreatic cancer cells in live mice without harming healthy tissue. The goal is to produce an effective, non-invasive cancer treatment in humans that doesnt have the harsh side-effects associated with current treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Curleys research is funded by the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation. For more information go to www.kanziuscancerresearch.org.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 20122 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! Historical Museum & Village Celebrates s To sJudy Yenkole, Gayle Pence, Nanette Laurion and Blair Wyatt are dressed as visitors to Sanibel in the late 1950s, having just arrived on the ferry. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Villages gala fundraiser Its In The Bag will feature a luncheon, fashion show and auction. The fashion show will feature clothes from the late s through the s. It will be full of history and will include sentimental and interesting stories from each decade. The event will be held at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Tuesday, February 21. Mingling and bidding will begin at 11:15 a.m. The luncheon and fashion show starts at noon. Sponsors for the event include Master Sponsor Baileys General Store; Gold Sponsors The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company and Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; and Silver Sponsors Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Tickets for Its In The Bag are $85 per person. Call Elise Hall at 472-6854 to reserve tickets. The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is a 501c3 corporation whose purpose is to preserve island history. Proceeds from the event will be used to further develop the facility. Judy Yenkole, Gayle Pence, Nanette Laurion and Blair Wyatt 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 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 TowerGallery A fine art cooperative gallery featuring 22 local artists 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel239-472-4557www.towergallery.net from 6 to 9 pm Come meet Lia Galletti and other fine artists at Tower Gallery!February Guest ArtistLia Galletti February Guest ArtistLia Galletti


3 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Sanibel Historical Museum & Village Decorates For Its In The Bag FundraiserAdrienne Cross and Pam Magnotto have put the finishing touches on uniquely designed purses created from recyclable materials for the Sanibel Historical Museum & Villages benefit luncheon, Its In The Bag, to be held at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Tuesday, February 21. The event will feature a fashion show with interesting stories about Sanibel from the 1950s through the 1990s and both a live and silent auction. The beautiful centerpieces will be for sale, too. Mingling and bidding will begin at 11:15 a.m., with the luncheon and fashions at noon. The proceeds from Its In The Bag will benefit the villages future development. Sponsors for the event include: Master Sponsor Baileys General Store Gold Sponsors The Sanctuary Golf Club, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, and Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille Silver Sponsors Barrier Island Title Services, Inc. and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation formed to preserve and promote island history. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 950 Dunlop Road, next to BIG ARTS. Adrienne Cross and Pam Magnotto 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 Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 20124 The Vision Worksby Barbara Joy Cooley, president, Committee of the IslandsOn February 20, the New York Times reported the fiery death of an ancient bald cypress tree called the Senator, near Orlando. The very existence of this magnificent tree seemed to be an anomaly to the reporter, who described Florida as a state known for its sprawl and its zeal for pouring concrete. The fact that Sanibel has fought against the prevalent sprawl and pouring of concrete is what now sets it apart from other travel destinations and it is why the travel expert Arthur Frommer selected it as the number one place to go in the world. The introduction to our islands section of www.frommers. com states that Sanibel tolerates none of the neon, amusement parks or high-rise condominiums cluttering most Florida beaches. Just who is it that tolerates none of that? The residents of Sanibel, thats who. Thats who fought to incorporate the city in 1974, to prevent zealous overdevelopment sprawl and pouring of concrete from taking over this sanctuary island. What emerged from that fight was the Sanibel Plan, the document that serves as a blueprint for the way to keep Sanibel special -and the Sanibel Vision Statement, which articulates the community values underlying that document. And Sanibels residents have held their ground every time some threat arises to the Sanibel Plan insisting that the vision it embodies be upheld. When I hear enthusiastic visitors describing why they like Sanibel so much, I occasionally say, You know, it takes work to keep it that way. They always acknowledge the truth of that. Struggles against overdevelopment occur in many places; this isnt news to them. But they know that the story of Sanibel gives hope to other places that want to remain special, natural, sanctuaries for wildlife. It isnt always a losing battle. It can happen. It is doable. Weve done it. Now lets keep it that way by remaining vigilant and upholding the Sanibel Plan and Vision. The Committee of the Islands was founded in 1975 by those inspired individuals who helped incorporate Sanibel as an independent, self-governing city. The Committee welcomes your input on this subject. Email your comments to coti@coti. org. You can find commentaries on other island issues on our web site at coti.org. You can also visit Committee of the Islands on Facebook. On The Wall At City Hall Sanibel is and shall remain a barrier island sanctuary, on which a diverse population lives in harmony with the islands wildlife and natural habitats.... Sanibel is and shall remain a small town community whose members choose to live in harmony with one another and with nature; creating a human settlement distinguished by its diversity, beauty, uniqueness, character and stewardship. These sentences, taken from the Sanbiel Vision Statement, are displayed in large type directly behind the dais in City Hall where City Council holds its meetings. They are key phrases meant to remind all those attending -the Council, city staff, and the audience -what community values we have agreed upon against which to measure the issues and actions deliberated at these meetings. You can read the full Vision Statement on the Committee of the Islands website at www. coti.org. Dear Island Sun: I was at Bowmans Beach on Saturday, January 21 when I could not find my car rental keys in my beach bag. The keys were attached to a lanyard. I retraced my steps to the beach and back to the parking lot and found nothing. Along the way to the parking lot, I told a gentlemen that I lost my car rental keys and to keep his eyes open for them. He was kind enough to say hell look on his journey to the beach and asked for my cell phone number in case he found them. Now thinking perhaps I was stupid enough to lock them perhaps inside the trunk, I called the car rental company and explained my mishap. They said they would meet me in the parking lot in an hour. Five minutes later while standing next to my rental car, the car alarm goes off. Here, a nice fellow shows up with my car keys. He said he found them in the sand on the beach. He trekked back to the parking lot from the beach, hit the alarm button on the key chain, found the car... and me! I never was so grateful for this strangers kindness. I did not get this mans name but just wanted to say thank you for your kindness! Donia Mrozek Syracuse, New York CARD OF THANKS 2075 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL239-472-8444Invites You Tojoin us & meet Andria LieuAndrias Washable Jacket & Tank Sets are Perfect for Travel. Andria has many styles and fabrics from which to choose. Andria Lieu Trunk ShowThursday, February 9th 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Olde Sanibel Open 7 Days UNIQUE GLASS JEWELRY METAL VALENTINES BEAD EVENTFEB 10-13 Buy 3 beads get the 4th FREE FREE Mini-CZ when you spend $50 or more Buy 4 beads receive a FREE silver bracelet* *While supplies last. See store associate for details. Limit of one offer per purchase.


5 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Quilt Show Opens At Historical VillageOne of the most anticipated exhibits at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, the annual Quilt Show, opens on Wednesday, February 8. This year, the 12th year, the museum will be displaying its own quilts rather than quilts on loan. Our collection has grown over the years due to generous donations, said Event Chair Stephanie Rahe. The quilts be displayed throughout the museum in the Villages seven historic buildings. Rahe and other volunteers are learning the history of each quilt as they prepare to hang the exhibit. Were researching the history of the villages own quilts and will tell their stories as part of the display. I think it will be a very interesting quilt show, Rahe added. During the show, the Village Gift Shop will offer a choice of two quilt design posters for $2 each. Customers may choose from Grandmothers Fan or A Patch of Blue. The Quilt Show will continue until March 17. Admission is included in the museums $5 adult entry fee. The Sanibel Historical Museum and Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The village, which operates as a nonprofit organization, is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS). For more information, call 472-4648. From page 1CROW CruiseTickets are $75 each. There is also a special Captains Table, where for $500 you can reserve two seats for the event and also get reserved parking. Sponsors include the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, 50% Off Framing, John Grey Painting and Traders. Local artists have contributed over 30 original pieces which will be available for bidding and there will be a special live Painting Out Loud performance by Leoma Lovegrove. All proceeds from the event will benefit CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) and support its efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. One of the unique items up for bid at the live auction will be a two-hour sunset sail for up to six guests aboard a gorgeous cruising sailboat. This special experience was generously donated by Steve and Doris Colgates Offshore Sailing School. Valued at $1,100, the cruise comes complete with a Coast Guardlicensed captain and wine and cheese provided by South Seas Island Resort. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 472-3644 ext. 227 or e-mail ava@crowclinic.org. One of the quilts that will be on display Audubon Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon bird walk will be on Saturday, February 4 at The Bailey Tract. Meet at the Bailey Tract parking lot on Tarpon Bay Road at 8 a.m. These bird walks are open to the public and birders of all levels of experience. Birds, plants and animals will be explored. A $2 donation is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 395-3798 for further information. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 20126 Zonta Seeking Sponsors For 2012 Peek House TourThis is the 11th year of Zontas Peek at the Unique house tour and another chance to celebrate the great partnership Zonta has with the business owners of Sanibel and Captiva. Local business people have long supported Zontas mission of giving back to the community.Businesses are invited to participate in this popular event by placing an advertisement in the Keepsake Program Journal. All the funds raised are given as grants to a variety of not-for-profit organizations that assist women, young girls and children locally and globally. Last years Peek raised about $74,000. The program is distributed to all attendees at the Peek, which is always a sellout drawing more than 500 people. To maximize the impact of an ad, a business can add a coupon for $50. The coupon package is a welcome give-away to the Peekers and helps ensure they visit the sponsoring business. There are five sponsorship levels: House Sponsor ($2,000) As a house sponsor, your business is featured in preevent Peek advertising and newspapers, a prominent sign is displayed in front of the house being sponsored on the tour, and there will be a full-page color ad in the Peek program opposite the description of the house being sponsored. Premier Ad Sponsor ($2,000) At this level, the sponsor gets a full-page color ad displayed on the outside, or for $1,250 the inside, of the back cover of the Peek program.Program Sponsor As a program sponsor, your ad will be printed in the Peek program: full-page color is $900 or black-and-white for $500; half-page color costs $450 or black-and-white for $250; a business card ad in color is $250 or blackand-white for $100. Include a coupon as stated above for an additional $50.Peek Perk Coupon For $100, 600 of your business discount coupons will be placed in a special Peek Perks envelope to be given to all attendees. Zonta will create the coupon for an additional charge.Individual Benefactor For a donation of from $25 to $2,000 or above, you will be acknowledged in the Peek program.Peek at the Unique takes place on Saturday, March 24 starting at its new location, The Community House on Sanibel. To purchase tickets to Peek at the Unique, call 1-888-891-4689. For more information about sponsorships, send an e-mail to ZontaPeek@yahoo.com.Also, Chance at the Unique raffle tickets will be sold on Saturdays and Sundays in March outside Baileys General Store and will also be available at the Sanibel Farmers Market on March 5 and 18. Raffle tickets are $10 each and prizes include a weeks stay for four at Sundial, or five nights for two on New York Citys Upper West Side, a sports package worth almost $800, or an island shopping spree work $830. Choose your prize when you buy your ticket. For more information, visit www.zontasancap.com. Radishes, Rutabagas And Raffle TicketsTickets for The Sanibel School Funds annual car raffle will be on sale at the weekly Sanibel Farmers Market. Tickets will be sold Sundays near the market entrance for a chance to win a three-year lease for a FIAT. Tickets are $20 each, three for $50, or seven for $100. The winner will be announced at the schools Seahorse Festival on March 24. No more than 2,000 tickets will be sold, and the winner need not be present to win. The winner has the option of selecting a cash prize of $7,500 in lieu of the car. Tickets are also available at Bank of the Islands; Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory on Palm Ridge Road across from CVS; and Galeana FIAT of Fort Myers, 14401 S. Tamiami Trail. The Sanibel School Fund is a 501( c) organization of parents and friends of the school that has raised 100 percent of the funding for the schools foreign language program and has contributed arts, music, physical education, and technology program enhancements. The foreign language program helped The Sanibel School earn the Blue Ribbon designation from the U.S. Department of Education. Olde Sanibel Shoppes 630 Tarpon Bay Road239.395.1464 Sanibel Island YARD SALE!To Benefit: Childrens Childrens Education Center Education Center of the Islands of the IslandsProceeds Go Toward Scholarships & Capital ImprovementsFebruary 4, 2012 8 a.m. 12 p.m. at the Childrens Education Center 350 Casa Ybel Road, Sanibel YOU CAN ALSO DONATE ITEMS! (DEADLINE YOU CAN ALSO DONATE ITEMS! (DEADLINE February 2nd) February 2nd) Please contact the Childrens Education Center for more information. Please contact the Childrens Education Center for more information.(239) 472-4538 FEBRUARY JULIE PISCHKE DESIGNS TRUNK SHOW OUR FEATURED NEEDLE POINT CANVAS ARTIST FROM KEYWEST FLORIDA Choose from over 200 Canvas All Canvases On Sale in February Over 1000 Total Hurry in for the Best Selection www.GeezLeweez.comYarn@Geezleweez.com 33957239-395-2900 ~ FAN US ON FACEBOOK


7 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Seashells On The Catwalk At The Shellabration Couture Fashion ShowAs part of Shellabration! 2012, The Community House will be hosting a shell fashion show featuring shell-egant garments that are heavily embellished with seashells. Imagine a shell wedding dress, how about a shell bathing suit or maybe even a shell vest? says Marge Meek, presidentpresident of Sanibel Community Association. She adds, Yes, men are definitely invited to participate also. We are looking for a high level of creativity and imagination with the winner taking home the grand prize of $500. On February 27 at 11 a.m., a very special Shellabration luncheon will be served at The Sanctuary Golf Club, followed by a presentation of the designs that have been selected. Additionally, shell-themed works of art are needed for the silent auction, whether it is a shell handbag, shell adorned shoes, a shell hat, a shell mirror, a shell picture or shell jewelry. Shell artists answering this request for auction items will receive media recognition and a free ticket to the fashion show. They will also receive 50 percent of the auction sale price. Artists may submit up to three shell-themed works. This is surely going to be a fashion show like no other, said Meek. It is one of the many events marking the 75th anniversary of the Shell Fair & Show,. Proceeds from the Shell Couture Fashion Show benefit the operations of The Community House. Tickets for the show are $35. Sponsors are the Island Sun and Sanibel Design Center. Others wishing to be sponsors may call Meek at 472-2466. The first entry for the fashion show e Community House invites you to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show on Sunday, February 19th at 5:30 pm at the Sanctuary Golf Club. e evening will include cocktails, hors doeuvres, dinner, wine, dessert and dancing to Tom Tiratto and his 14-piece orchestra. If you love Frank if you love the sound of the Big Band Era if you love dancing and ne dining you will not want to miss the Shellabration! Gala. Reservations at $125 per person limited! Please RSVP now by calling e Community House at 472-2155. For more information go to: www.shellabration2012.com and to hear Tom perform some Sinatra favorites visit www.sinatra-tribute.com. Event supported by: Shellabration! Gala Shellabration! GalaAn Event Seventy-Five Years in the MakingTom Tiratto has a remarkable ability to sing Frank Sinatras repertoire with an uncanny sense of style, phrasing and all the mannerisms reminiscent to a live Sinatra is Back concert. With his Big Band and many of Old Blue Eyes greatest hits, audiences are simply astounded with the authenticity of this act! 75th Annual SANIBEL SANIBEL SHELL FAIR & SHOW SHELL FAIR & SHOWMarch 1st, 2nd and 3rd


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 20128 Pati To Address Unitarian UniversalistsUnitarian 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 land-use 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 oversight, and a focus on sustainability efforts in North America. Ms. Pati will share details about the companys transformative work on banana farming in the tropics, leading to standards and 3rd party certifications since 1992 when Chiquita first engaged with the Rainforest Alliance. The Rainforest Alliance (RA) and its partners in the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) created nine guiding principles aimed at promoting environmental sustainability and social equity on banana farms, including: 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 (EPA) SmartWay Program; and made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with transportation. Chiquita then become a founding member of LEAP (Leaders of Environmental Assessment Performance Consortium) and actively partnered with the MIT-Center 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. An active volunteer, Pati is chairing the operations and technology committee for continued on page 9 Sanibel Island Antiques and Jewelry Show Weekend Admission $6Kids Under 16 FREE with Adult $1 OFF Admission With this Ad Sanibel Island Community Center, 2173 Periwinkle Way239-368-2505oakleypromotions.comCrystal & Glass Repair Done on SiteThe Sanibel Antique and Jewelry Show offers exhibitors from all over the country, with the highest quality antiques, jewelry and collectibles.FEBRUARY 11TH and 12TH Sat, 10am 5pm Sun, 11am 4pm ***** ***


9 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner Set For February 25One of the islands most anticipated annual events, the Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner, is gearing up to be held on Saturday, February 25 at The Community House. The Spaghetti Dinner, a fixture on the island calendar for more than 30 years, is a uniquely entertaining affair. On one level, its a complete Italian pasta feast, with all-you-can-eat spaghetti, meatballs, delicious homemade sauce, salad, garlic bread, wine and soda. With an admission price of $8 in advance or $9 at the door, its about the best deal around. Children under 10 eat for free. On another level, its an enjoyable island community social, where old friends connect and new friends are made. The entertainment continues after dinner with music, dancing, raffle competition for fun prizes and a live auction for exciting items. A wide range of merchandise and gift certificates are coming together for this years raffle and auction including jewelry, artwork and crystals, electronics (including TVs and computers), furniture and home appliances, bikes and sports equipment, toys, tools and clothing items, gift certificates for local resorts, condos, restaurants and services. Dinner will be served at The Community House from 4 to 8 p.m., with music, dancing, raffle and auction continuing until 10 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis member and also at Bank of the Islands, Baileys General Store, Big Red Q Printing and Periwinkle Park. All funds raised by the Spaghetti Dinner are used by the Kiwanis Charitable Foundation to benefit scholarships, local community youth groups, and other worthy local non-profit causes. Sponsors who underwrite the event are Bank of the Islands, Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, Baileys General Store, Sanibel Air Conditioning, Sanctuary Electric and Island Photography. In addition, many other island businesses show their support by contributing prizes for the raffle and auction. Meatballs for the dinner are provided by Tween Waters Inn. The Spaghetti Dinner is a lot of fun for everyone, and its also a great way for folks to show community support for the youth-oriented causes that benefit from the proceeds, said Kiwanis president Pete Bender. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy this classic island event. Hungry islanders arrive for the Spaghetti Dinner Dinner is served, Italian styleFrom page 8Pati To Addressthe Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, 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. Karen and her husband, Dr. Gopal Indy Pati, enjoy their life together in Sanibel. When the tide, the water quality and the weather align, youre likely to find them boating, fishing and otherwise enjoying the glory of our local wildlife here in Southwest Florida. Lively discussion, fellowship and refreshments follow the service.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201210 Captiva Island, Florida (across from The Bubble Room Restaurant) (239) 472-8442Open Daily 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Including SundaysTHE FUTURE HAS AN ANCIENT HEARTAntique Diamond and Estate Jewelry American PaintingsTIFFANY ~ GALLE ~ ROOKWOOD ~ PERIOD BRONZES ~ STERLING SILVER ~ ART NOUVEAU ~ ART DECOALBERT MEADOW ANTIQUES MOAA MeetingThe Lee Coast chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) will hold its next dinner meeting at the Crown Colony Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers on Monday, February 13 at 6 p.m. for cocktails and 6:45 p.m. for dinner. Their guest speaker will be Imam Mohamed Al-Darsani, who will speak on Muslims in America and Interfaith Relationships. Al-Darsani is the Imam and president of The Islamic Center for Peace in Fort Myers. He led the establishment of the first mosque in Southwest Florida and has been active in reaching out to the local community and has a reputation for hitting the tough questions head on. This event is not to be missed Members should make their reservations through the chapter website at www.leecoastmoaa.org/. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA should contact Joe Smaha at 395-0776 for membership information. Republican Womens ClubThe Lee County Republican Womens Club (chartered) will hold its monthly luncheon at the Crown Plaza Holiday Inn, 13052 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, February 14. Social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon following at noon. Featured speakers will be David Mulicka and Raymond Rodrigues, both of whom are candidates for the Florida State House seat in District 75. For additional information and reservations, call 574-2571. Zimomra To SpeakThe Rocks Civic Association, the oldest and largest civic association on Sanibel Island represents single family homeowners residing between the West Wind Inn westward to the end of West Gulf Drive, as well as Rabbit Road and including all branching subdivisions. The Rocks Board of Directors invites all of our current members and all newly joining members to our annual meeting at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church meeting room on Wednesday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m. A light lunch will be served starting at 1 p.m. followed by the meeting at 1:45 p.m. Our speaker this year will be Judie Zimomra, Sanibels City Manager. Judie plans to entertain questions at the end of her presentation. Please plan to attend and bring your questions, concerns, and neighbors to this social event. We ask you to especially encourage new residents to come and meet their neighbors. Call Jim Lynch at 395-2348 with any questions or for more information. 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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 LysiakTheater DiscountThe BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, is offering Sanibel Recreation Center members a discount. Admission for adult and senior members is $30 plus tax. Thats 30 percent off regular ticket price. Tickets are available at the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office or BIG ARTS Marks Box Office with a valid Sanibel Recreation Center membership card (six-month or annual) or a currently valid daily/weekly pass. The discount ticket offer is good for selected seats at all 8 p.m. shows through February 11. For more information, call the recreation center at 472-0345 or visit www. mysanibel.com. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


11 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Inspirational Speaker Inspirational speaker Jan Tombow, kidnapped at the age of 5, has always looked for the missing parts of her life. She eventually not only found them, but much more. She has written the book Stolen But Not Lost, which she will speak about at the Sanibel-Captiva Christian Womens Connection (SCCWC) gathering on Thursday, February 9 at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, 949 Sand Castle Road. The luncheon program begins at 11:30 a.m. and costs $18 per person. Women of all ages are invited. Reservations are required Other program highlights include Step Into Fashion, a fashion show by the Sporty Seahorse Shop, owned and operated by Joanne Nappi for 20 years. The event will also feature the singing of Fred and Marj Nordstrom and Rod and Juanita Calhoun, who collectively celebrate 110 years of love and marriage. For information and reservations, call Anita at 395-9015. The reservation deadline is February 6. Checks made payable to Sanibel-Captiva CWC may be mailed to Linda Yoder, 9290 Bayberry Bend, Unit 104, Fort Myers, FL 33908. The program is sponsored by SCCWC and Stonecroft Ministries. Jan Tombow Rookery Bookery Open To PublicThe popular Recycled Book Sale at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will be open to the public every Sunday in February and March from 1 to 3 p.m. Anyone looking for a good read at bargain prices is welcome. Included in the sale will be gently used books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, games, jewelry and small gift items. Fiction is arranged alphabetically by author, and non-fiction by subject. The church is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way (across the street from Periwinkle Place Shopping Center). The sale is held in the Rookery Bookery on the ground level beyond the courtyard garden. Proceeds from the sale will benefit local non-profit agencies offering support for children and families. Contact: Sandy Simmons at 472-0497 for more information. Healthy Hearts Facts And MythsHealthy Hearts: Risk Factors, Facts & Myths will be presented by Dr. Fred Gobel, on Thursday, February 9, at 1 p.m. at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. On February 23 at 1 p.m., Dr. Bob Van Tassel will speak about Womens Heart Health. All are welcome to attend these talks and join the discussion. The church is at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. For information, contact Sandy Simmons at 472-0497. Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy & Pilates League Of Women Voters ForumAs part of its ongoing efforts to educate the public regarding the redistricting process currently underway in the Florida Legislature, the League of Women Voters of Sanibel plans to host an educational forum on Monday, February 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road. The event is free and open to the public. It will include a screening of the critically acclaimed 2010 documentary Gerrymandering as well as a discussion of redistricting in Florida. Our work to stop gerrymandering in Florida did not end with the passage of Amendments 5 and 6 in November 2010, said Linda Kramer, president of the LWV of Sanibel. While the ultimate responsibility for redistricting rests in the hands of our state legislature, it is up to the public to ensure that Fair Districts are actually achieved in 2012. This outstanding film provides an excellent and entertaining way for citizens to learn more about this critical issue. Darden Rice, president of the LWV of the St. Petersburg Area, will discuss the redistricting issue as well as moderate questions and answers. For further information, contact Carla Benninga, program chair, at 472-6689 or e-mail sanibelLWV@gmail. com.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201212 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 Rabbi Selwyn Geller For more information 239-395-0726 or presbatyam@gmail.com 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. VICTORIA GEORGIA WEAVERVictoria Weaver, 86, of Fort Myers, died on January 24, 2012 at Shell Point Hope Hospice in Fort Myers. She was born on February 9, 1925 in Auburn, Maine. She was predeceased by her first husband George E. Hamblin. Victoria was a former resident of Hesperia, California for over 30 years where she lived with her husband Linwood A. Weaver, who preceded her in September 2010. Victoria lived at Grand Court Independent Living before she became ill. She enjoyed wonderful friendships with the people she met there. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Cathy and Fred Gerasin of Sanibel; step-sons David and Mike Weaver of California; grandchildren Gene Johnson, David Johnson and Cyndie Johnson Devries; step-grandson David Gerasin; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; two sisters, Irene Hodsdon, Gainsville, Georgia, and Vassar Laughton, Scarborough, Maine. Vicki was known for her optimism, hard work, frugality and impish smile. She loved her family and especially loved her little ranch in Hesperia where she and Lin spent their best years making the house their home. They planted a multitude of trees and made it an oasis in the desert. She will be buried with her beloved Linwood at the Veterans Cemetary in Sarasota, Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Shell Point Hope Hospice, Shell Point Road, Fort Myers, FL 33908. OBITUARY MARILYN P. LYN VEILLETTEA memorial service celebrating the life of Lyn Veillette will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. The service will take place at Sanibel Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Marilyn P. Lyn Veillette, 76, of Sanibel passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 14 at HealthPark in Fort Myers after a year marked by several stays in the hospital. Lyn was born in Meriden May 17, 1935 to Dr. Daniel C. and Grace L. Pease. Lyn is survived by her husband of 56 years, George Veillette; her brother Daniel C. Pease, Jr. of Old Lyme, Connecticut; her children Mark E. of Houston, Texas; Paul S. of Newtown, Connecticut; and Lisa L. (Lentz) of Wake Forest, North Carolina. Lyn was predeceased by her sisters Nettie and Sally. She graduated from Meriden High School in 1953 and attended Green Mountain Junior College in Vermont for art studies. Lyn and George were married in 1956 and spent almost 30 years living in the Yalesville section of Wallingford, Connecticut. Lyn enjoyed gardening and painting, and worked as a nurses aide at Memorial Hospital in Meriden, and as a floral designer. In 1988, Lyn and George, tired of the cold winters, moved to beautiful Sanibel Island, Florida after spending four vacations there, enjoying shell collecting and the laid back lifestyle. She loved handwork and was a proficient knitter, crocheter, quilter and sewer. Lyn was a very active member of the Pelican Knitters, an island group of knitters and crocheters who work for charity. Memorial donations can be made in her name to: Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, PO Box 839, Sanibel, FL 33957. MEMORIAL SERVICE DORIS HERBERTDoris C Herbert, 83, of Naples, passed away on January 23, 2012, at Avow Hospice surrounded by her family. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Marion and Ethel Stutler on July 29, 1928, she was a long-time resident of Sanibel and Bonita Springs. On Sanibel Island, she owned and operated New Spirit Hair Design for many years. She was known as an outgoing, engaging lady with an amazing ability to draw people out. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends. Preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy, and her husband, Thomas E. Herbert, she is survived by her son, Tom, and daughterin-law, Ashley, of Naples; her daughter, Elaine, of Fort Myers; and grandchildren, Kevin and Maya. Fr. Thomas Glackin was the celebrant of the Mass. Memorial contributions can be made to Avow Hospice. PEARL WESTLong time islander Pearl E. West passed away on January 27, 2012. Her funeral service will be Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. OBITUARY OBITUARY


13 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 JEWELRY GALLERY Exclusively At Voted BEST of the Islands Five Consecutive Years 520 TARPON BAY ROAD (ACROSS FROM BAILEY'S) SANIBEL, FL 33957239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COMVOTED COOLEST JEWELRY STORE IN AMERICALily Rocks Valentines VALENTINE'S PACKAGESAll purchases over $225 February 9 thru 14 will receive a VALENTINE'S GIFT PACKAGE courtesy of Lily & Co. including: Purchase over $500 and receive our PLATINUM VALENTINES GIFT PACKAGE. All of the above ae aes End Of Life Discussion At St. Michael Churchsubmitted by Roberta HellerConsider the Conversation is a remarkable, thought-provoking film that looks at the many issues we will all face at the end-of-life. It opens the floodgates of thought and conversation on this difficult and often taboo subject. This film, to be screened at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel, is recommended for all adults, especially people over the age of 40. Be prepared to be illuminated, profoundly moved, comforted and warmly hugged all within 60 minutes. After viewing the film, Dr. Jonathan Scalone, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.), will lead a discussion on how to use the Fives Wishes advance directives forms. Join us on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Michael and all Angels Episcopal Church, 2304 Periwinkle Way. This discussion and a copy of Five Wishes are free and open to the public. LOGOS Camp NightThe LOGOS kids at Sanibel Community Church are having Camp Night this Wednesday, February 8. Theyre starting to get excited about their summer camping experience. So, its camp games and eating camp food and anticipating lots of fun. This mid-week family program is for children ages 3 years through fifth grade. For more information, call Kathy at 472-2684. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerrys Market). Dr. Jonathan Scalone


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201214 LISA ANN OSBORNELisa Ann Osborne, 48, peacefully passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Saturday January 21, 2012 at her home, surrounded by a room full of family and friends after a courageous and inspiring three and a half year battle with cancer. She was born on July 19, 1963 in Miles, Michigan to Donald W. and Shirley A. (Swanson) Carson. She married David W. Osborne on April 13, 1985 in Lacon; he survives. Also surviving are daughter Katelyn Ann (Zach) Asher; son Anthony David Osborne; daughter Lauren Olivia Osborne; mother Shirley A. Carson; brothers Randall W. Carson and Scott (Pam) Carson; sisters Becky (Doug) Strong and Dede (John) Hosler; motherin-law Leona May Sally Osborne; sisters-in-law Sharon (Paul) Grossenbacher and Paula Nixon; brother-in-law Don (Sue) Osborne; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, father-in-law, one brother, one sister, one sister-in-law, and two nieces. Lisas caring nature made her the wife, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt that cannot be replaced. She loved her husband and children with unconditional love. Her magnetic personality attracted people from all walks of life. She genuinely loved and cared for all mankind. Buying milk in town would take her two and a half hours. She would make it a point to truly know the people who came into her life. She always took the time to become a true friend. Lisa was full of life, energy, fun, and mischief, and she was always spontaneous. She insisted on attending her childrens events no matter where or what they were. Lisa enjoyed concerts, watching Notre Dame football, and suffered through many frustrating seasons of Cubs games. She loved to travel and her favorite destination was Sanibel Island, Florida. She loved walking along the shore collecting shells, going to her favorite pub, Timbers, but most of all, her precious visits with her Florida family. Lisa had many accomplishments. She was a graduate of Midland High School and the Stephens School of Cosmetology. For several years, she owned and operated Lisas Hair House in Lacon. She retired to raise her children. She worked for Midland School District as a teachers aide and as the dance team coach. Lisas memory will always be with family and friends and her legacy will continue. Lisa was a passionate advocate for a cancer cure. In conjunction with the Marshall County Motorcycle Club, Lisas Ride benefit raised over $13,000. Lisa took pride in counseling other cancer victims. She insisted that her family go for genetic cancer gene testing. Lisas goals and hopes were prevention and early detection. Lisas death was rapid, but her life was gigantic. She was a brave and inspirational woman who will be dearly missed by her family, her friends, and her community. The family can never repay the gentle and extraordinary care from the Illinois Cancer Center in Peoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the Illinois Cancer Center in Peoria. Services were January 25, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lacon. Father Tom Mizeur officiated. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lenzmemorialhome.com. OBITUARY ELEANOR PEG GOSSETT PARCELLS WATSONNOVEMBER 24, 1912 JANUARY 30, 2012Eleanor Peg Watson, a long time resident of Sanibel and Fort Myers, passed away peacefully from this life at Cypress Cove Lodge on Monday, January 30, a few weeks after her 99th birthday. Peg was born at home on her grandfathers homestead by the Pacific Ocean in Centerville, California. Her love of the beach, sunsets over the water, shelling and fishing later brought her to Sanibel Island. Peg was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Elsie Worthington, her brother James; sister Lola; son Jack Gossett; and her three husbands, Marvin Gossett, Robert Parcells and James Watson. She will be greatly missed by her loving children, daughter Joan (Bert) Jenks of Sanibel, son Bob (Evelyn) Parcells of LaBelle, and step-daughters June Ballard of Nebraska and Claire Hale of Oregon. She is also survived by six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by nieces, nephews as well as scores of friends across the United States, who will miss her very much. Peg experienced a hard working but beautiful and happy life, always encouraging others along the way with her great faith, humor and positive attitudes. She walked on the sunny side of the street, searching for ways she could be of assistance to anyone in need of help from a friend. Her passions were her church, family and friends, and keeping tabs on the Atlanta Braves. Growing up in California and Oregon on her parents dairy farms, she learned the value of hard work and cooperation. As a young woman, she helped support her family by working as a bookkeeper, a welder during World War II at the ship yards, managed a California State fish hatchery, waitressing, and as a motel, marina and restaurant ownerjoperator. After moving to Sanibel in 1966, Peg and her then-husband, Bob Parcells, obtained their brokers licenses and opened their own real estate business on the island. Both she and Bob were active in the early Sanibel community, holding various elected or volunteer positions. One of Pegs passions was having an active part in the formation of St. Isabels Catholic Church on Sanibel, where she was a faithful parishener. Peg also enjoyed performing in several of the Old Pirate Playhouse productions. After moving to the Hideaway Country Club in Fort Myers, Pegs in her 80s at the time learned to play golf and was a member of the Nine Holers. She also accomplished an important personal goal to obtain her high school GED, which she realized in 1989 by secretly taking night courses. Whenever time permitted, Peg could be found puttering in her flower and/or vegetable gardens, a pleasure which she always enjoyed on her familys farm and throughout her adult life. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the doctors, many nurses and aides of the lodge at Cypress Cove who have taken such remarkable care of Peg since November 2008. Working around the clock with their positive attitudes and loving attention. Their dedication to her care enhanced her quality of life immeasurably in her final days. The family would also like to thank Pegs many loyal friends, especially Medaalberse, who visited her faithfully during her long illness and often brought her little gifts. Peg called them her special angels. Viewing and visitation will be Friday, February 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. A funeral mass will be on Saturday, February 4 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Isabel Church, 3559 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel, followed by a light luncheon reception in the church hall for family and friends. OBITUARY Jesus At Oscars Jesus Goes to the Oscars: Christ in Film, is the topic of a three-part theological study on Wednesdays February 1 to 15 at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. Over the last hundred years Jesus Christ has been portrayed in a wide variety of ways in film. Each week the class will explore one or more Hollywood depictions of Christ, including bio-pics such as The Greatest Story Ever Told, musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar, and more controversial films like The Last Temptation of Christ and The Passion of the Christ. Identical sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, led by Senior Pastor John Danner. Contact: Sandy Simmons at 4720497 for more information. Artist Of MonthSanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will feature Deborah Butler as Artist of the Month in February. After retiring as a professor of humanities and art in 2005, Butler has found time to further her skill in painting, studying with Hollis Jeffcoat, Bea Pappas and Sue Pink. Her greatest artistic influences are Robert Rauschenberg, Franz Kline and the abstract expressionists. Butler is currently co-chairing the Visual Arts Committee at BIG ARTS with Bea Pappas as well as teaching courses in art history and appreciation in the Winter Academy. Call the church office, 472-0497, for viewing times of this collection. The church is at 2050 Periwinkle Way. Bible StudyThe Acts of the Apostles will be the topic of the Bible studies on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. The Acts of the Apostles on Tuesdays examines the history of the early church and especially focuses on the ministries of St. Peter and St. Paul. The class utilizes a number of methods including lecture, discussion and the arts. Previous Bible study experience is not necessary! For more information, contactbSandy Simmons, 472-0497. (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


15 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Nature SeriesClassesComing in March For more details visitwww.thesanibelbeadshop.com 1101 Periwinkle Way (239) 395-1180 THE 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 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.)continued on page 17 Holly Maiz and Virginia Jones


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201216 Rotary Happenings submitted by Shirley JewellHuman traffickingOut of Sight, Out of Mind, It Doesnt Happen in my Backyard. Well, hooey! If it didnt, there wouldnt be a need for the Lee Country Sheriffs Department to have a Human Trafficking Awareness Task Force, a group that was first established in 2005. Rotary guest speaker last Friday, Nola Theiss, founder and executive director of Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, was instrumental, along with others, in establishing the task force. What started as a Zonta project for her turned into the development of the this non-profit organization bringing awareness of this important social issue through workshops, speaking engagements, an ArtReach program for young girls, and the distribution of literature; wherever and whenever shes asked. Theiss said, Human trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar a year international business, The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there are 12.3 million people in forced labor, bonded labor, forced child labor and sexual servitude. However, other estimates range from 4 million to 27 million. According to the U.S. State Department, 80 percent of people trafficked are women and girls and up to 50 percent are under the age of 18. Human trafficking is a growing industry. Who are the victims? Its happening everywhere. A CNN News quote: Stories about human trafficking are often set in far-away places, like cities in Cambodia, small towns in Moldova, or rural parts of Brazil. But human trafficking happens in cities and towns all over the world, including in the United States. Enslaved farmworkers have been found harvesting tomatoes in Florida and picking strawberries in California. Young girls have been forced into prostitution in Toledo, Atlanta, Wichita, Los Angeles and other cities and towns across America. Women have been enslaved as domestic workers in homes in Maryland and New York. And human trafficking victims have been found working in restaurants, hotels, nail salons and shops in small towns and booming cities. Wherever you live, chances are some form of human trafficking has taken place there. Human trafficking involves the recruitment of mostly women with the promise of a better life and jobs in hotels, restaurants, private homes, factories and on farms. They can be looking for love, money and safety from political strife. What they get is another story. They find themselves forced into domestic servitude, forced labor situations, and the sex trade. Theiss described how American girls can be lured into the human trafficking trade. Our U.S. victims are between 11 and 15 years of age. The Internet Age brings with it a dangerous situation. Predators troll Internet sites looking for young girls and lure them into meeting. They talk them into having sex or drug and rape them, take pictures and force the girls to continue meeting them and friends of theirs (paying friends). Fear of anyone knowing keeps the girls in line; they are now victims of the sex trade. Predators troll malls looking for misfits or vulnerable girls.They court them by telling them how beautiful and smart they are, they romance them. They gain the girls trust and devotion and woo them into having sex. The girls think its love but it is not; they are asked to do a favor for their new boyfriend. He needs money, he has some friends who would pay to have sex with her, just this one time. Thats how it starts. Good girls from the suburbs dont want their parents or friends to know. They dont want pictures of them having sex put on the Internet. They have now become victims. Adventurous girls think having sex is fun and exciting, until its on demand. They are ashamed that they are being used. It is modern-day slavery through the use of force, fraud, or coercion to recruit, harbor, transport, supply or obtains a person for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery. It is a violation of human rights, immoral, illegal, happens in every state of the nation, happens to citizens and immigrants; it could be happening next door, in the restaurant you go to or the hotel you stay at. Go to info@humantraffickingawareness.org for more information. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary is now in countdown mode for its main fundraisier, the Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair, February 12 and 13, on the grounds of The Community House. There will be over 100 juried artists and crafters showing their wares. The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Bistro @ Beachview, 1100 Par View Drive. If you would like further information regarding the Sanibel Rotary or Rotary International, call 337-1099. 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17 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 From page 15Secret SignalsPsychotherapists 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 pre-registration or $25 at the door. Arts & Crafts Fair At Center 4 LifeThe time has arrived for the Arts & Crafts Fair at Sanibels Center 4 Life. This Saturday, February 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Center 4 Life (on the corner of Library Way and Palm Ridge Road) will host five hours of handcrafted items created by local artists, unique jewelry, new books by local authors, delicious jams, tropical plants and much more. In addition, Trooper, the blind raccoon, will be attending as a special guest. Call Ellen Kehoe at 472-2682 with any questions. 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 To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201218 Shell Museum To Host Meeting For MalacologistsThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will host the annual Florida United Malacologists (FUM) meeting on Saturday, February 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The one-day gathering is designed to enhance communication among professional, amateur and student malacologists, with topics including but not limited to biology, ecology, paleontology, archaeology and conservation. Shell Museum director Dr. Jos H. Leal will act as host and give a presentation entitled The Bivalve Genus Dilemma: Bizarre Clams Hint at Hidden Deep-Sea Diversity. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss data, compare notes on methods and problems, and get acquainted with presenters and members of the audience. The gathering will be free to presenters and museum members. Non-members will be asked to donate the museums admission fee of $9. (Lunch and dinner will be available at cost to participants and presenters.) A reservation form for presenters and participants is posted on the Events page at www.shellmuseum.org. Sanibel/Captiva Sail & Power Squadron SeminarCaptain Bill Jennings will give a public seminar on Boat Handling Under Power on behalf of the Sanibel/Captiva Sail & Power Squadron. Subjects covered in this class include various seas, close-quarter maneuvering, and docking and departing. Also included are details about bow thrusters, trim and trim tabs, whether power is inboard, outboard, stern drive and single or twin engines. Captain Jennings is a Florida certified instructor. He has owned over 19 boats, is a former vice president of the Canadian Boating Association, is a certified marine surveyor, has published over 1,000 boating articles, has been involved in research on hydro-dynamics and aerodynamics of hull design, and has won a world championship in boat racing. The course is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road, on Saturday, February 11. Participants can register online at www. usps.org/cgi-bin-nat/eddept/cfind.cgi or call Bill with any questions at 898-2219. Shell Museum director Dr. Jos H. Leal will be a presenter at the FUM meeting hosted by the museum on February 11 Bill Jennings I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST.. I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... National Geographic Travel Guide Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2011 Taste of the Islands BEST DESSERT 2008 2009 2010 2011 Best of the Islands BEST ICE CREAM 2010 2011 Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 2011 Talk of the Town for Customer SatisfactionSUPER BOWL SUNDAY HOURS: 8AM 7PM Ask Us About Our Franchise Opportunities 362 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL (near the lighthouse.) Turn LEFT AT THE CAUSEWAY to Our Little GREEN Shop On the Corner. 239-472-6566 www.pinocchiosicecream.com Ice Creams Gelato Sorbets Sherbets Frozen Yogurt Shakes Malts Smoothies Frozen Coffee Drinks Coffee Latte Cappuccino Espresso Pastry Gourmet Chocolates Gifts Fun Apparel Baby Gear Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand Dollar Home of the World Famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand DollarOriginal Italian Ice Cream Proudly Served Proudly Served next door at next door at Geppettos Geppettos BEACH FOODIES BEACH FOODIES 8am 9pm 8am 9pm Now Taking Now Taking Orders for Orders for the Big Game the Big Game Pints, Pints, Quarts & Quarts & Ice Cream Ice Cream Desserts Desserts www.prawnbroker.comFish Market open at 11:00 am 703 Tarpon Bay Rd 472-3128 Serving 4:30-9:30 pm 7 days Oyster Bar open 4:00 pm Corner of Cypress Lake Dr. and McGregor Blvd. 489-2226Celebrating 33 Years of Fresh Fish! ZAGAT ZAGATSURVEY Busy and big, these seafood chain links in Ft. Myers and Sanibel are among the best for fresh sh with simple and honest preparations such as the house specialty crunchy grouper in portions hat are more than enough; moderate prices and friendly service further explain why regulars advise that you must make reservations in winter. We couldnt have said it better ourselves! To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


19 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012Valentines Day Dinner & DanceThe Community House will host a Valentines Day Dinner and Dance on Tuesday, February 14. The evening will be a night to remember with the four-piece Danny Morgan Band. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, followed with a dinner buffet prepared by Elias Brothers Catering. Prime rib and chicken marsala will be the main entrees, with salad, twice-baked potatoes, vegetables and dessert to complete the buffet offerings. Reservations are required and tables may be reserved so neighbors and friends may be seated together. Newcomers and island visitors are welcome and staff and volunteers will make sure everyone is introduced at their table. The event sponsors are Marge and Joe Meek. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for guests. Memberships are available. Call for your prepaid reservation early. If you are unable to attend but would like to purchase a membership or make a donation, visit www.sanibelcommunityhouse.net or stop in at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Call 4722155 for more information. Sanibel-Captiva KiwanisKiwanis Kornersubmitted by Eric PfeiferOnly three more weeks until the 93rd Annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner at The Community House on Saturday, February 25. Tickets are now available from any Kiwanian, and they usually sell out quickly. Avoid the camping out and long lines at The Community House... buy them now! This week, we heard an excellent presentation from Chief Bill Tomlinson about crime or the lack thereof on Sanibel. Chief Tomlinson said the only criminal activity he knew of recently was how the New England Patriots stole the game from my Baltimore Ravens last week to make it from the Super Bowl. No sour grapes here... go Giants! Chief Tomlinson also stated that the criminal activity in 2011 was similar to that in 2010, with only 120 federally reportable crimes. This is a very low number compared to prior years. The biggest threat on the island is unlicensed activity by contractors. Rather than saving a few dollars by asking the unlicensed handyman to replace all of your windows or put up that mailbox you got for Christmas, Tomlinson advises us to use a licensed contractor. Another concern during our busy season is travelling criminals. These people may knock on your door to solicit business. If you do not answer, they will look for an unlocked door or window. Make sure you lock your doors at all times. Domestic assaults are down 50 percent on the island from previous years. Traffic accidents are down 48 percent, with only 88 occurring in 2011. The total number of calls to the Sanibel Police Department were down 14 percent in 2011 to 23,000. If you are interested in obtaining a Hurricane Hangtag Pass for access onto the island after evacuations, please check with the Sanibel Police Department around April 1. The Kiwanians would like to thank Chief Bill Tomlinson and his reduced staff for taking care of our community. Chuck Phoenix was on hand representing Sanibel Little League. He and many parents have decided to add a new twist this year with travel games by joining the Babe Ruth League. Kiwanis is proud to be a sponsor again for the 39th year of kids baseball and softball on the islands. If you think you might be interested in cooking pasta, heating meatballs and grilling garlic bread, its not too late. Come out and join us at The Dunes every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there! Bill Tomlinson


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201220 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER 1Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane February Marks Beginning Of Big Transitionby Capt. Matt MitchellFebruary is always a good month to fish but can be an outstanding month if we manage to slide through it without having any more strong winter cold fronts roll down through the Florida peninsula. Usually, by the end of this month, winter is all but behind us and we can really start thinking about spring along with the many angling opportunities that will come along with it. This month also marks the beginning of the big transition or change-over for anglers here in Southwest Florida. Although fishing action can go either way in February depending on what Mother Nature sends us weather-wise, things are looking good with another week of high temperatures in the low 80s forecast. If we do get any more major cold fronts we will be back to the live shrimp fishing of winter. If warm temperatures continue we will soon be fishing with a live well full of shiners. After our mildest winter in at least the last three years, its not going to take very much for our fishing to make this switch and really go off. I think another week of warm weather will bring on the big switch. Gamefish will make the change over to feeding on bait fish rather than the shrimp pattern that they have been on all winter long. With water temperatures slowly creeping back towards the mid 70s, more and more bait fish are already starting to show up on the flats. This week marked my return back to throwing the cast net and catching bait fish for the first time since late November. Sure, Im still taking live shrimp on every trip. The majority of the fish Im catching are still feeding on shrimp but its great to give them an option. Most of the bait Im catching is small pinfish right now but every day it seems there is a little more and more whitebait in the mix. Although I havent caught a lot of fish on these bait fish, the ones that are eating it are quality fish. The biggest trout caught on my boat all winter was caught on a live pinfish this week. The big gator trout measured 26 inches. If you are not a live bait fisherman, this switch-over for you means its time to start making that same change from your shrimp-pattern lures to a baitfish pattern. Other signs this week that winter is just about done was catching blacktip sharks while trout fishing. These are the first sharks I have caught out on the flats since fall. These sharks are a blast to catch on light spinning tackle as they make fast runs and often jump. On deeper flats in the sixto eight-foot range, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish are beginning to show up againafter several months absence. Although gag grouper season remains closed until April 1, catch-and-release fishing for these hard-hitting gag grouper has really been active throughout the sound and in the passes. Live pinfish fished on the bottom caught gags up to a whopping 32 inches this week. At one point, while drifting the pass, six drops to the bottom in a row caught gags over 20 inches. As fast as you could re-bait and drop the pinfish back down, it would get slammed. This non-stop action was a blast and even on heavy spinning gear spooled with 50# braid, there were some grouper big enough that just could not be turned and pulled away from the structure before parting ways.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. John McKnight with a 31-inch snook caught and released while fishing with Capt Matt. 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21 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Refuges Bailey Tract Boardwalk Is ReopenedThe JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge announced the official reopening effective immediately of the boardwalk at the Bailey Tract. The boardwalk was reconstructed using recycled plastic board to extend the life expectancy of the boardwalk and enhance visitor access to the trails.Located off Tarpon Bay Road, the Bailey Tract is a unique area of the refuge. This 100-acre parcel is an interior wetland where freshwater plants and wildlife dominate. Nearly four miles of universally accessible boardwalk and trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Those searching for wading birds, songbirds and alligators will not be disappointed. Come into the free Ding Darling Education Center to pick up a map before beginning your journey. The refuge also offers two free walking tours: Plants of the Bailey Tract, held Tuesday at 10 a.m. Wildlife of the Bailey Tract, held Friday at 8:30 a.m. Both tours meet at the Bailey Tract parking lot on Tarpon Bay Road. Some of the personnel responsible for completing repairs to the Bailey Tract boardwalk 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 Tahitian Gardens, Sanibel 239-395-5353www.SynergySportswear.comLargest Selection in Southwest Florida


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201222 Shell Museum Seeks VolunteersAnyone looking for a rewarding way to donate a few hours of their time and who has a love for people and shells is invited to volunteer at the BaileyMatthews Sehll Museum. Volunteer opportunities can be customized to suit each persons skills, interests and schedule and theres no need to be a shell expert to help. Those who you know something about shells can help the public or work behind the scenes. If not, there are opportunities preparing membership mailings. All volunteers are provided on-site training and orientation, a museum membership,and store and event discounts. Volunteers living off-island will receive Sanibel Causeway toll reimbursements. There are so many places that volunteers can make a difference, said public programs specialist Diane Thomas. Their talents allow us to inform and educate visitors and ensure that they get the most out of their visit to the museum. Exhibit Hall docent Pat Williams of Fort Myers signed on as a volunteer four years ago. Its a really interesting job, she said. Theres certainly a lot more to shells than one would imagine. I think I learn something new every time I come. Its just a really fun, interesting way to spend a few hours. Current volunteer opportunities include: Curatorial assistant: Organize the shells in the scientific reference selection. (Does not require shell expertise; however, additional mentoring will be provided). Education or group docent: Work with scheduled student and adult tour groups (which may include beach walks and shelling talks). (Docents participate in a structured program designed to educate the public about shells and mollusks, their role in the environment, and conservation practices related to mollusks.) Education Office: Assist the education team with mailings, copying, data input, and information preparation of hands-on activities for the public and adopt-a-class teacher support materials. Educational programs and tour guide: Conduct public presentations and tours for both permanent and special exhibitions (including live touch tank) designed for school groups and adult tour groups. Exhibit Hall docent: Provide interpretive services for visitors regarding museum exhibits and the importance of shells in the natural world. Library: Help with cataloging, sorting, storage, data entry and retrieval. Museum store: Assist with the daily store operations, stock inventory, wrap packages, and help customers. (Volunteers applying for this position must be willing to learn to operate the computerized cash register and enter sales transactions.) Office assistant: Process mailings, input data, and assist with various office tasks. Public relations/ marketing/graphic design: Assist with newsletter and collateral material development, PSA and press release development and distribution, survey development and analysis, database management, writing and editing. Special events: Provide support by serving in museum booths at community events, helping with craft activities, or guiding visitors through the museum gallery. Junior/youth docent (trained volunteers age 12 to 18): Help museum visitors and/or campers better understand and appreciate the importance of mollusks and their shells in nature, history, and culture (includes live touch tank). Those interested in receiving additional volunteer information may contact Diane Thomas at dothomas@shellmuseum.org or 395-2233. Shell Museum volunteer Pat Williams, left, provides exhibit information to visitors To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Live Entertainment 8pm-11pm Wed Fri Stone Crab Claws Are HERE! Lunch & Dinner Daily Happy Hour Nightly Find Us on Facebook


23 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Come explore our natural world Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road (one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road) Nature Center and Shop: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Open Saturday 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Native Plant Nursery: Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Open Saturday 10 a.m. 3 p.m. www.sccf.org (239) 472-2329 SCCF Wildlife Tour at The Dunes February 7Alligators, eagles and wading birds will be on the front side of dinner at The Dunes this winter. An SCCF interpreter will lead a 45-minute tour by golf cart. Reservations required; call The Dunes at 472-3355 (ask for Julayne). February 7 at 4 p.m.Turtle Tracks February 9Sanibel Island has one of the first sea turtle monitoring programs in the country. Learn about the sea turtles that nest on our beaches. Thursday, February 9 at 10 a.m. Weekly ProgramsTRAIL WALKS guided tour of Nature Center Trails. Tues. Fri. at 11 a.m. BUTTERFLY HOUSE TOUR Tuesday, February 7 at 10 a.m. WEEDS AND SEEDS Native Plant walks. Monday, February 6 at 8:45 a.m.Gator & Crocodile Tales February 8Floridas history of gators and humans is closely intertwined, and Sanibel has one crocodile. Learn about what we must do to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to see an alligator nest that hatched last summer. Wednesday, February 8 at 10 a.m. Birding at the Preserves February 10Birders -both new and experienced -are welcome to join experienced birders on an outing to the Pick Preserve (meet in Rec Center lot). Call 472-2329 for directions. Friday, February 10 at 8 a.m. (no tour Feb. 3)Otter Tales February 7Come and learn about this large, aquatically adapted member of the weasel family. Otter sightings have increased recently on SCCF trails. Following the program take a walk on the trail and view an otter communication sight. Wednesday, February 7 at 10 a.m.Shorebird Walk at The Sanibel Inn February 8Meet your SCCF guide poolside at the Sanibel Inn for a beach walk to learn the stories of the shorebirds you encounter some have migrated thousands of miles to local beaches. Wednesday, February 8 at 8 a.m. Free.The Eagles of Sanibel and Captiva February 10There are four nesting eagle pairs on Sanibel and Captiva this year, compared to three the last nesting season. Come and learn more about these large birds of prey from local eagle and osprey expert Bird Westall. Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m. Hurricanes! February 9Wildlife, vegetation and human existence on these islands have been shaped by tropical storms. Most recently Hurricane Charley left his mark on these barrier islands. Storms in 1873, 1910, 1945, and others rearranged sand and with each swipe, they re-sculpted the islands. Thursday, February 9 at 2 p.m. Ding Lecture Takes A Trip Back Into Refuge Bygones Part of the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges first staff, author Charles LeBuff, was the perfect candidate to write and compile images for the recently released Images of America: J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. LeBuff will take participants back to the refuges earliest days during two special lectures starting at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, February 10 at the Ding Darling Education Center. LeBuff served as a refuge officer from 1958 to 1990. His book contains a wealth of historic refuge photos with informed commentary by the author. He will present an illustrated program, entitled How It All Started: A History of J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which will be followed by a book-signing. LeBuffs book is available for purchase in the Refuge Nature Store, proceeds from which benefit refuge programs and conservation education. Admission is free to the event, which is sponsored by The Sanctuary Golf Club of Sanibel Island and Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, as part of its 11-week Friday Afternoon Lecture Series. Seating is limited and available on a firstcome basis. As 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. For more information on the lecture series, call 239-472-1100 ext. 241 or log on to www.dingdarlingsociety.org.continued on page 32 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" A young Charles LeBuff at refuge headquarters in 1969


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201224 Highlights From Shell Museums Under The Sea Fundraiser Auctioneer Jim Finstrom, right, coaxes bids from the crowd while Sandra Stilwell looks on Myra Roberts, who painted the official artwork for the Under the Sea gala, with Lynn Ridlehoover Holly Maiz greeted guests dressed as a mermaid Devan Norris and niece Jacqueline Anding The crowd attending Sundays Under the Sea fundraiser for The Bailey-matthews Shell Museum makes their way towards the tent on the beach in front of Island Inn Available at:Sanibel Art & Frame Sanibel 395-1350 Two Islands Gallery Captiva 472-7633 Ikki, Polly & Sherry Rohl Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center Downtown Ft. Myers Opening: Feb.3, 6 to 10 Show runs through Feb.www.ikkimatsumoto.com Ikki Matsumoto Paintings & PrintsBird?, What Bird! 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 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 9 A.M. 6 P.M. MON. SAT. 12-5 P.M. SUNDAY1571 PERIWINKLE WAYSANIBEL, FL 33957 239.472.5223www.sanibelbookshop.com Book Signing EventRon Base Saturday, February 4 11am-1pm Book Signing EventJim George and Jim Anderson Thursday, Feb 9 11am-1pm g n 9


25 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Attendees mingling at Traditions prior to the dinner portion of the evening photos by Jeff Lysiak The Polynesian-themed dinner included a whole roasted Kalua pig, macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi, BBQ chicken and island spiced shrimp skewers Clair Beckmann, president of the shell museums board of trustees GROG SHOP THEYour One-Stop for WINE SPIRITS LIQUEURS CIGARS GIFT ITEMS One of the Best Selections of Domestic and Imported Wines on the West CoastBest Liquor Selection on the IslandsSpecial Orders and Case Discounts Walk-in HumidorGreat Selection of Cigars and Accessories No need to leave the island... it's all right here!Bailey's Shopping Center (just right of the hardware store) Corner of Periwinkle and Tarpon Bay 472-1682Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. 9 p.m. Sun. noon 7 p.m.Smirnoff Vodka 1.75 ltr. $21.99Jose Cuervo Tequila 1.75 ltr. Light or Dark Reg. $41.99 SALE $36.99Dewars Scotch 1.75 ltr. Reg. $43.99 SALE $39.99Mount Gay Rum 1.75 ltr. Light or Dark Reg. $28.99 SALE $26.99Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio $22.99Sterling Napa Sauvignon Blanc Reg. $15.99 SALE $10.99Clos Du Bois Chardonnay SALE $10.49 GREAT DEALS FOR SUPER BOWL www.sanibeldayspa.com 239.395.2220 Valentines Spaaah Day!Massage Advanced Skincare Reflexology Manicures Pedicures Makeup Hair Salonall o ers expire 2/18/12. not valid with other o ers, or gift card purchasesMM#2782 Must present ad for discount Must present ad for discount Deluxe Spa Pedicure with Deluxe Spa Manicure$90 (value $115) includes your choice of Zoya Polish d M P o y Couples Retreat Massage$26080 Minute Aromatherapy Hot Oil Massage side by side with your sweetie (value $304)Diamond Radiance FacialExperience a Radiant glow with this luxurious treatment. $100 (value $140)


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201226 Community Theater At The Straussby Di SaggauThe first in a series of play readings by a community theater group on Sanibel took place last Sunday at The Herb Strauss Theater. Scenes and monologues from the plays of William Shakespeare were read by Annette Trossbach and Robert Runck. Trossbach is artistic director of the Laboratory Theatre of Florida and the Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival. Runck is a member of the community theater committee for BIG ARTS, and has performed in many productions of Shakespeares plays. It was a very entertaining evening. Shirley Jewel, chair of Community Theater for BIG ARTS, told the crowd about upcoming readings at The Strauss, by local playwrights. Sunday, March 11, is Never Too Late, by Claudia Burns. What happens when an unemployed construction worker living with his sister starts a business which becomes a smashing success? Witness the inevitable conflicts and verbal skirmishes when romances also arise and complications multiply. On Sunday, April 1, there will be three short plays. Carmen Garmin by Marcia Rudin, is about a driver who experiences his GPS voice coming to life, castigating him for his neglect of his former wife and young son, a shocking event that causes him to decide to change his ways. Another Rudin play, The Lady Godiva of Flamingo Landing, will follow. Its a dramatic encounter of three couples on the Amtrak cartrain to Florida, centering on the discovery of a woman naked in a country-club locker room. In the end all is revealed. And third is Homecoming for Sergeant Porter by Wally Kain, dealing with a fraught encounter of an angry Army vet of the Iraq war and the widow of a fallen Marine in the same war. Matters take a different turn as they come to know one another. The play readings begin at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $12, and they are held at The Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel. Tickets are available at the door the evening of the performance, or at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road. For more information call 3950900. Annette Trossbach and Robert Runck 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... Treat Your SweetheartMake Your Reservations NowShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


27 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012Ding Darling Wildlife Society Donors Meet Martin Foundation Challenge Back in June 2011, Sanibel islander Carol Strange, a volunteer at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, pledged a donation of $25,000 from her familys George and Miriam Martin Foundation to help build the Childrens Education Boardwalk between The Sanibel School and the Refuges Indigo Trail if Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) could raise the same amount in designated contributions. Thanks to our wonderful members and donors, we have met the $50,000 challenge, DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch announced recently. Recently, students at The Sanibel School issued their own challenge: Once the Martin Challenge was met, they would do their own fundraiser to pay for a water station on the boardwalk trail. The boardwalk will cross a brackish wetland currently inaccessible to the public, giving school children and visitors up-close views of alligators, wading birds and more. It will meander through mangroves and expand into an in-the-round venue to accommodate up to 25 students and other groups. The project is one of only a handful of school-refuge partnerships in the nation that are physically connected by an educational boardwalk, according to Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. Id been watching with great interest the talk about the trail and talking to Barbara [Von Harten, The Sanibel School principal] about it, said Strange. The foundation was all for it because a chunk of us live here, five of the [grand]kids have attended The Sanibel School, and the foundations focus is river and watershed conservation. Carols brother, George Martin, Jr., of Philadelphia, started the foundation in memory of their parents in 1995. Since that time, the Martin Foundation has donated nearly $3 million to 91 different conservation organizations across the nation. We are thrilled by the Martins generosity and the willingness of our membership to step up to the plate, said Vertesch. This is a very important project to the Refuge as well as to The Sanibel School, and the collaboration between the two will be amazing in helping to educate thousands of young students about the importance of preserving our wetlands locally and around the world. This boardwalk will be unique and something people of all ages will want to visit, teaching them the importance of water in our lives and how we must all be good stewards of this precious resource. Vertesch added that local green architect Amy Nowacki is currently working on a conceptual design, and DDWS plans to form a focus group of teachers and education volunteers to talk about their needs and visions for this boardwalk. Other private donations preceded the Martin Foundation grant to get the Childrens Education Boardwalk off the ground, including more than $130,000 from sponsorships for the new Jim Sprankle Duck Decoy exhibit, memorials to the late Win Kloosterman, a bequest from Syril Rubin, and a contribution from the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. The proposed location for the Childrens Education Boardwalk Price Fix Menu begins with your choice of: Fresh Ahi Tuna, Capers, Taggiasche Olives, Sheep Ricotta Wine Pairing: Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina Or Seared Fresh Fois Gras on Pan Brioche; Raspberry Glaze Wine Pairing: Verdi Sangue di Giuda *** First Course *** Lobster Ravioli in Veloute Or Homemade Tagliolini Pasta with Butter; Shaved Fresh Black Truffles Wine Pairing for both options: La Planeta La Cometa Fiano di Sicilia *** Intermezzo *** Lemon Sorbet *** Main Course *** Lamb in Puff Pastry stuffed with Spinach and Proscuitto Wine Pairing: Tenuta Arceno Prima Voce Or Monk Fish in Black Olive Crust with Champagne Sauce Wine Pairing: Hatzidakis Santorini *** Dessert *** White Chocolate Mousse with Rose Essence and Passion Fruit Sauce Wine Pairing: Marenco Bracchetto dAcqui $100 per person / $150 with wine pairings. Join us on February 14th at 1244 Periwinkle Way. For reservations call 239-472-5555.Valentines Day on the Mediterranean


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201228 Plant SmartBananaby Gerri ReavesThe banana, or plantain (Musa spp.), is one of the most popular fruits in the world. There are many edible and inedible species of this giant herb, although most Americans are familiar with only the Cavendish banana commonly sold in supermarkets. While Florida has no native species bananas originate in Southeast Asia many types are grown in the state both as food sources and as ornamentals. Generally speaking, the fruit of the banana plant are clustered in groups called hands. The fruit itself is finger-like and curved, usually with smooth yellowish skin and creamy pulp. The pulp of edible bananas does not contain seeds. The enormous leaves, reason enough to want this plant in the landscape, are up to two feet wide, with long sturdy stalks. The leaf edges are often split or a bit ragged and the midrib very pronounced. The reddish-purple flower buds are enormous, tapered and decorative real showstoppers. The purple bracts fall off as the fruit develops down the stalk. The succulent banana stalks emerge from underground rhizomes, root-like structures, grow very fast and require plenty of water, sun and soil rich in organic content. Trunks can reach up to 25 feet high. Once they flower and fruit, they die back, replaced by new sprouts from rhizomes. Dwarf varieties also exist. In South Florida, bananas need 10 to 15 months of frost-free weather to produce a stalk. It will be another four to eight months before fruit ripens. In the meantime, should an unseasonable frost descend, the foliage will die. Banana can be propagated with sections of rhizomes or from suckers. Use old stalks as compost or mulch. Traditionally, almost every part of the plant except the leaves has been used in some way as a food source. And even the leaves have their uses as rain capes. Sources: Wild Plants for Survival in South Florida by Julia F. Morton, www. ifas.ufl.edu and www.floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, lowmaintenance South Florida landscape. The visually striking flower bud and young finger-like fruit of the banana plant The thick stalks grow in a spiral The spent flower and ripening fruit photos by Gerri Reaves Were Seafood Savvy, are you? Seafood Savvy is an initiative of the SanibelCaptiva Chapter of START, supported by funds raised from the San-Cap Cracker Fest. Sweet Melissas Cafe Baileys Market Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille Lighthouse Cafe The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market Traders Store and Cafe The Island Cow YOUR LOCAL SEAFOOD SAVVY RESTAURANTS AND MARKETS:WANT TO BE SEAFOOD SAVVY?Heres what you can do to help protect our Gulf waters and ensure that we have sh for the future: Visit your local Seafood Savvy Restaurants and Markets supporting Ocean-friendly shing and environmentally responsible aquaculture Ask your server or counter person which items are sustainable choices Visit Seafood Savvy at SeafoodSavvy.org and see the initiatives that are being taken to protect our oceans and future seafood Download and use the Seafood Watch mobile app by Monterey Bay Aquarium, a Seafood Savvy partner, which can help you buy sustainable sh when you are shopping or dining out. (App is available in the iTunes App Store and Android Market)There are plenty of sh in the ocean You may think so, but the reality is that our oceans are being overshed. The choices we make today will determine the fate of tomorrows seafood. The goal of Seafood Savvy is to help ensure that we have seafood for the future by educating consumers, chefs, restaurant and market owners about Ocean-friendly seafood.


29 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 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 p CROW Case Of The Week: Virginia Opossumby Patricia MolloyThe Virginia opossum ( Didelphis virginiana) is a nocturnal omnivore that is the only marsupial native to North America. The trademark marsupium, or pouch, develops on the abdomen of the female and is where litters of baby opossums will spend the first two months of their lives nursing and growing. One of the oldest mammals on Earth, the opossum has survived for at least 70 million years. Despite popular belief, opossums do not hang from their tails while sleeping; their tails are not strong enough to support them for extended periods of time. On the other hand, playing possum is not a myth. When threatened, an opossum will roll over and pretend to be dead in order to trick a predator. The comatose is an involuntary defense mechanism that can last for up to four hours. While brilliantly effective in most cases, it can inadvertently make the marsupial more vulnerable to more skeptical predators. On December 28, a severely injured female Virginia opossum was discovered in Lehigh Acres. No other history was provided. When she arrived at CROW, her wounds were so deep that muscle was exposed. Dr. Heather determined that it was likely the result of a predator attack. She was immediately given Butorphanol tartrate (a synthetically derived opioid) to make her more comfortable and relaxed while preparations for surgery were being made. When CROW receives a patient with an open wound, the standard procedure is to close it with sutures. The ones most commonly used at CROW are dissolvable stitches, also called absorbable sutures. Healing time is usually minimal and there is no need to further stress the animal by removing the stitches. The ideal patient can be released back into the wild within a few short days. Due to the depth of the tissue division of this opossum, Dr. Heather realized that the standard operating procedure would be inadequate. In such severe cases, she stated, We often use Velcro on each side of the wound and move it daily, slowly, until the elasticity of the skin allows the wound to heal. With this method, a patient can be back in the wild in 10 to 14 days. Dr. Heather said the Virginia opossum has responded well to treatment and has given her an excellent prognosis for a full recovery. Successfully care-and-release cases are always satisfying for the team at CROW, but opossum releases can also provide a little comic relief. Upon return to its release site, an opossum will often leave its travel carrier and immediately play dead. As Senior Rehabilitator Robin Bast noted, Sometimes we have to wait a while at a safe distance to make sure that they are really okay. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic. org. This Virginia opossum is still heavily sedated after undergoing surgery by Dr. Heather


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201232 Turtle Tracks ProgramLearn about the lifecycles and habits of sea turtles that nest on local beaches and what the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation is doing to protect them. SCCF sea turtle volunteers and staff monitor every inch of Sanibel and Captiva beaches every morning from May 1 through October, looking for tracks to nests laid the night before or nests that have hatched. The next Turtle Tracks program will be held on Thursday, February 9 starting at 10 a.m. in the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. The program is free to SCCF members and children, or $5 for adults. Call 472-2329 for more information. Gator And Crocodile Tales The biology of alligators and crocodiles is an ancient tale of survival. On Wednesday, February 8 at 10 a.m., come to the SCCF Nature Center, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road, and learn about these living dinosaurs to ensure our safety and their survival on the islands. Following the program, take a walk on the trails to see an alligator nest that hatched this summer. Yes, the female crocodile released on Sanibel last summer is still here. Did she nest this summer? Like all reptiles, eggs can be laid even if they have not been fertilized. Cost of the program is $5 for adults, with SCCF members and children admitted free. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more information. Hurricane Talk At SCCF Nature CenterLest we forget Friday the 13th of 2004, many residents experienced the wrath of winds over 100 miles per hour. In the wake of Hurricane Charley, personal possessions, parts of homes and vegetation were strewn throughout the area. On Thursday, February 9 at 2 p.m., an illustrated talk about hurricane history, science and personal experiences will be presented in the SCCF Nature Center. Powerful as our state-of-the-art computers are, we still cannot predict the path with precision. However, the tools we have been able to save many lives with watches and warnings. Near misses make some people complacent or cast doubt over the necessity for preparation. A smart island resident stocks many of the basic necessities by the time the start of storm season begins in June. Some of the worst storms to hit specifically our islands occurred in October. The Hurricane Talk program is meant to educate and remind people of the changes hurricanes can bring to shaping the islands both geologically and sociologically. Admission to the SCCF Nature Center is $5 per person. These funds are used support the mission of the foundation to preserve wildlife habitat and aquatic resources on and around the islands. Members of SCCF have free admission to most programs for a year. Call 472-2329 for additional information. Otter Tales OfferedNo one knows how many river otters live on Sanibel and Captiva. Come to the SCCF Nature Center and learn about this large, aquatically-adapted member of the weasel family. River otters are strong and graceful swimmers that capture the hearts of all who see them. Otter sightings have increased recently on SCCFs trails. The next Otter Tales program begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7 in the SCCF Nature Center auditorium, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Cost of the program is $5 per adult, with SCCF members and children free. Following the program, take a walk on the trail and view an otter communication sight. Call 472-2329 for more information. From page 23Ding LectureUpcoming Ding Darling Lecture Series Events (Book-signings will follow all starred presentations) February 17 Nationally recognized birders, authors Don & Lillian Stokes Bird Identification* February 24 No Lecture (Volunteer Award Luncheon) March 2 Author Blair Witherington Floridas Living Beaches* (part of Shellabration! 2012) March 9 Refuge Biologist Jeremy Conrad Alligators March 16 Dr. Dale Garolik Wading Birds March 23 Roger L. Reep and Robert K. Bonde The Florida Manatee* March 30 Dennis Giardina The Importance of Native Snakes, featuring a live indigo snake April 6 Just Ducky Unveiling of new Duck Touch Screen computer with guest speakers decoy carver Jim Sprankle and Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland Full Menu All Day Every Day Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerIsland Style Home Cookin' in Our Open Air KitchenMaking Memories Since 1984 Family Owned & OperatedOpen 7 Days Your Table is Waiting! 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33 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Sprankle Serves As Judge At Wood Art Exposubmitted by Charlene LoweThe Florida Winter National Wood Art Exposition & Competition was held at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers on January 21 and 22. There were more than 600 pieces in competition for cash prizes and ribbons this year. Entrants came from the midwest, east coast, Canada and southern states as well as Florida. The judges at the competition were Sanibels own Jim Sprankle, along with Al Jordan, Chau Pham, Bud Evans, Pete LeClair and Krista Johnson. The judges were from a cross-section of the state of Florida as well as the east coast. This year featured a special award of $500 by Jim Sprankle for the Best Avian Wood Sculpture. All skill divisions were considered from Novice to Masters and Excellence (professional carvers). The winner was Ron Crossan in the Intermediate skill division with his Barred Owl. Crossan, a resident of Naples, also won the Best of Show with his owl in the Intermediate division. The show also featured live demonstrations on subjects such as air brushing, creating habitat and the aspects of judging a carving. There was a silent auction with donated carvings, wildlife art and tools. Wildlife art was displayed and for sale in the gallery surrounding the expo room. There were over 70 artist display tables with carvings for sale and 15 vendors totaling 55 tables with supplies, wood and tools for sale. Carving classes were offered before and following the show. Al Jordan taught air brushing and demonstrated carving a northern pigmy owl. Rosalyn Daisey taught carving a chipmunk and Pete LeClair taught a class on a western bust and also a bottle stopper head. Next years Florida Winter National Wood Art Expo will be held on the fourth weekend in January 2013, which is a week later. Jim Sprankle, left, pictured with Ron Crossan, who won the Intermediate skill division with his Barred Owl carving Joffe To Share Mexican Shelling AdventuresBailey-Matthews Shell Museum board member and shelling expert Anne Joffe has traveled the world to collect shells. She will highlight her recent group adventure to Guaymas, Mexico during the Shell Museums Friday Lunch Hour lecture series on 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 enjoy during the presentation. For additional information, contact Shell Museum public programs specialist Diane Thomas at dothomas@shellmuseum.org or call 395-2233. Shelling expert Anne Joffe will give a presentation about the Shell Museums group trip to Mexico Sanibel Antiques And Jewelry Showsubmitted by Jon OakleyThe Sanibel Island Antiques & Jewelry Show is held three times a year, in January, February abd March at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, The next shows are February 11 and 12 and March 10 and 11. Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty-five to 30 antiques, jewelry and collectibles exhibitors are brought together for these shows. The show is in its 29th year on Sanibel featuring exhibitors from all over the country, such as Bob Hammond, from the New England area with his cranberry glass and art glass. Robert and Jona of Cobweb Antiques, Texas will bring a collection of native American jewelry. The Sanibel Antiques Show and Oakley Promotions gives free admission to the show for any child under 16 accompanied by an adult. Mention this article at the ticket counter and receive a$1 off admission. For information about the Sanibel Island Antiques & Jewelry Show or about crystal and glass repair, go to oakleypromotions.com and crystalglassrepair.com. The antiques show has been a Sanibel tradition for nearly 30 years Fresh SEAFOOD Entr ees Daily Veal, Chicken, Pasta & PizzaFEATURING SANIBELS ORIGINAL WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN Present this ad and be seated before 5:30 p.m. and we will deduct $2.50 OFFEvery Adult Dinner Entree At MatzalunaNot valid with any other coupon. Expires 2/10/12 1200 Periwinkle Way (1/2 Mile west of the Causeway)472-1998 Open 7 Days 4:30 9:30 pm HAPPY HOUR4:30-6 PM 1/2 PRICE Well Drinks & House Wines .50 OFF Bottled Beer BIG GAME WINE BLOWOUTSunday, Feb. 5thSpecial Selections 40% OFF Serving 4-8 F h SEAFOODE Dil NE BLOWOU T u nda y Feb. 5 th e cial Selec t ion s 40 % O F F S ervin g 4-8 THE ITALIAN KITCHEN


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201234 FISH (Friends In Service Here) held a community open house called FISH 30 Rocks! on Monday evening, January 30 to celebrate 30 years on Sanibel and Captiva. Thirty local artists decorated rocks, which were paired with other packages and auctioned off to raise funds for the FISH food pantry. More than 300 people attended the celebration. Local restaurants and grocery stores donated food and drinks. Many of the FISH volunteers were in attendance. Tom Uhler served as auctioneer. The event raised approximately $20,000. This money will help keep the FISH food pantry stocked throughout the year. FISH also honored 30 individuals or organizations who have made a significant contribution to the success of FISH over the past 30 years. The honorees were: Executive Director Maggi Feiner Mayor Kevin Ruane addressed the guests FISH honorees and representatives FISH Board members Clair Beckman (30 Rocks! chair) and John Morse Maggi Feiner addresses the crowd Tom Uhler roused the crowd as auctioneer FISH 30 Rocks! cake Eric Pfeifer and one of his many elves attended the party City Manager Judie Zimomra and Councilman Doug Congress Domizio Melchiorre of Tribeca Salon, who held a Salon Day for FISHFISH 30th Anniversary A Rocking SuccessFrancis Bailey Baileys General Store Gloria Baker Maryanne Beckhold Marilyn and Trump Bradley Tom Bucher Norman Bowles City of Sanibel City of Sanibel Police Department Elinor and Hal Dunham Helen and Fred Glazer Virginia Green Sandy Houck Eileen and Eben Joy Kathleen and Abe Lerner Mary Anne McCormick Phyllis McKinsey Jo and Bill Mullen Val Pool Nancy and Ed Rand Topper (Elizabeth) Schram Hazel and Ed Schuller Diane Shepard Flo and Dick Stein Warren Stringer Charlene Timothy Judy and John Weinsettle Margaret and Al White JoAnn Wigglesworth Tom Wiley


35 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Shell Museum Science Lecture And History TripDr. William H. Marquardt, curator in archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, will present The Practical and Spiritual Significance of the Lightning Whelk as it pertained to Southwest Floridas Calusa Indian people. The lecture is part of the BaileyMatthews Shell Museums Natural Science Lecture series. It will take place February 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. and is free with museum admission or membership. Dr. Marquardt will talk about the biology and taxonomy of the animal, illustrate his lecture with artifacts and specimens, and show how Southwest Florida Indians made practical use of the lightning whelk for more than 6,000 years. He will also discuss the spiritual significance of the lightning whelk in the cosmology and religious practices of Southeastern U.S. native Americans. At the Florida Museum, Dr. Marquardt curates the South Florida archaeological and ethnographic collections. Since 1983, he has directed the Southwest Florida Project, which focuses on the ancient domain of the Calusa Indians who lived in present-day Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties) Dr. Marquardt is curator of the permanent exhibit, People of the Estuary: Six Thousand Years in South Florida in the Florida Museums Hall of South Florida People and Environments, and he is director of the Randell Research Center, a research and education facility on Pine Island. He is also director of the University of Florida Institute of Archaeology and Paleoenvironmental Studies. He received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1974, and he has done archaeological research in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico and France. In conjunction with the lecture, Captiva Cruises is offering a Discover Southwest Florida History tour of Pine continued on page 36 Dr. William H. Marquardt


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201236 The Eagles Of Sanibel And CaptivaOn Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m., at Sanibel-Captiva Conservatin Foundation, local eagle and osprey expert Mark Bird Westall will talk about the eagles of Sanibel and Captiva. There are four nesting eagle pairs on Sanibel and Captiva this year compared to three last nesting season. Cost is $5 for adults with SCCF members and children admitted free. Bald eagleFrom page 35Science LectureIsland that leaves from McCarthys Marina on Captiva on February 9 at 10 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. Dr. Marquardt is not participating in the tour. The history and traditions of commercial and sport fishing as well as the fishing cultures of Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor will be discussed The trip includes a stop for lunch and a visit to the Randell Research Center. Passengers will get a close look at historic fish houses in Pine Island Sound and hear stories about commercial fishing and the Punta Gorda Fish Co., as well as the fishing customs of the indigenous Calusa and Spanish Cuban ranchos, and the importance of tarpon and sport fishing today. After absorbing some family history about The Tarpon Lodge (established in 1926) lunch will be served at The Tarpon Lodge. After lunch, the group will walk across the street to The Randell Research Center, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, a permanent facility dedicated to teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An guide will lead a tour of the Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the pre-Columbian Mounds of the ancient Calusa. Additional information and reservations for this cruise may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. The There is a $5 parking fee at the marina. SCCF Beach Walks At Historic Island InnSCCF guides will lead beach walks, identifying what the local tides, currents, and winds have deposited. They will discuss how Sanibel continues the commitment to protect local beaches by leaving the wrack community of cast ashore seaweeds and sea grasses that feed the insects, shorebirds and beach plants that live there. The walk will take place on the beach at the Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 13 and 27 and March 12 and 26. This program is free to all. Meet in the Island Inn parking lot. 2200 Periwinkle Wa y Sanibel Florida 3395 7 Ti ckets: (239) 47 2 6862 and O NLINE at www.BI G ART S .or g BIG ART S HERB STRAUSS THEATER $42; C $ 42; C 4 2 ; C $20 $ 2 0 2 0 onSponsor on Sponsor Seaso Seaso ShowSponsors Show Sponsors To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


37 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012The Stokes To Present Birding And Photography: Best Of Both WorldsLongtime Sanibel winter residents and Americas First Couple of Birding, Don and Lillian Stokes, will present the San-Cap Audubon lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9 at The Community House. The lively program entitled Birding and Photography: The Best of Both Worlds will promote the Stokes twin passions utilizing many examples of Lillian Stokes expert bird photography. The best-selling authors will take the audience into the digital revolution and show how photos, whether yours or others, can help you improve and enhance your birding experience. Learn how to be a better birder and how to take better bird photos no matter what level. The Stokes have been prolific writers and award-winning educators in the birding field for over 30 years and have written 32 books. Their new best-seller, The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, contains over 3,400 photos, many taken by Lillian Stokes. The Stokes were also the creators, producers and hosts of the PBS television series, Stokes Birds at Home, which was seen by 40 million viewers. In 2001 they moved to southern New Hampshire and have since created a 48-acre bird sanctuary called Bobolink Farm, which has attracted 192 species of birds to date. This remarkable habitat features rolling meadows with nesting meadowlarks, bobolinks, bluebirds and tree swallows, a lake with herons and ducks, woodlands filled with warblers, and large perennial borders that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. 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. This is the sixth 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. Don and Lillian Stokes photo by Lillian Stokes photo by Lillian Stokes 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 Porketta straight from Minnesota Porketta straight from Minnesota $10.95 including Salad Bar $10.95 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 FEBRUARY 3, 201238 Derek Fells ARTsalon Lecture: The Gardens Of Frank Lloyd WrightBIG ARTS will host author/photographer Derek Fell for an afternoon ARTSalon beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7 at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road. Fell will discuss the gardens of famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Best known for his strikingly modern structures, Wright was also a highly influential landscape designer. Derek Fells book, The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright, focuses on Wrights four most famous residential landscapes: his home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois; his 3,000-acre summer home Taliesin, in Wisconsin; his winter home Taliesin West, in Arizona; and Fallingwater, in Pennsylvania, the commission that made him world famous. The product of extensive interviews with surviving colleagues and students, the book also explores the Japanese and Mayan landscapes that inspired Wright and his appreciation of the stone meeting circles and naturalistic prairie plantings of the great landscape architect Jens Jensen. The author of more than 80 books and calendars, Fell is the winner of more awards from the Garden Writers Association than any other person. He also writes for magazines Architectural Digest, Garden Design, Horizons, World Collections, Womans Day and the Royal Horticultural Society magazine, The Garden. Fell has lectured at many leading art institutions, including the Smithsonian; the Denver Art Museum; the Art Institute of Minneapolis; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Renoir Foundation, France; and the Dunedin Art Society, New Zealand. Born in England, Fell immigrated to the U.S. in 1964 to work for Burpee Seeds as their catalog manager. While head of the National Garden Bureau, he worked with the Ford White House as an advisor on vegetable gardening as a means to fight inflation. Fell was host on the Step-by-Step Gardening show for QVC, the television shopping channel. ARTSalon is an opportunity to talk with professionals in artistic fields to better understand their creative process. Tickets are $5 each. ARTSalons next speaker is author/photographer Paul Brooke, who will speak at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, about wildlife and birdlife on Sanibel. For more information on BIG ARTS workshops, events and membership, call the Marks Box Office at 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or visit www.BIGARTS. org. Image from Derek Fells book, The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright Derek Fells book, The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Great food, great friends and the greatest game of the year plus your chance to win one of three big-time Flat Screen Televisions and enjoy game-day food and beverage specials at the friendliest, tastiest gathering place on Captiva. Go Crows Nest! SUNDAY FUN 4 PM CLOSE | BE SURE TO BE HERE EARLY15951 CAPTIVA DRIVE 239.472.5161 TWEEN-WATERS.COM W E PROMISE LOTS OF CHEERING. E SPECIALLY FOR OUR FOOD AND DRINK. N OT ONLY DO WE MAKE EVERY NIGHT SPECIAL. W E MAKE SPECIALS EVERY NIGHT. The 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: 10,000 Views Tuesday & Wednesday: Taylor Stokes


39 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012Young Artists Awards Vocalists To Perform Young Artists Awards winning vocalists Sam Bostic and Callie Atkinson will be performing on Friday, February 3 outside the Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District from 7 to 9 p.m. during February Art Walk. Sam, 17, is a senior at Lehigh Senior High School and is a multiple year finalist of the Young Artists Awards program. Callie attends Cypress Lake Middle School and is a cast member of WGCUs Curious Kids. This performance is in conjunction with the opening of the Art By Kids With Cancer exhibit at the gallery. Proceeds from the sales of artwork will benefit families experiencing the financial challenges of childhood cancer. The exhibit will run the entire month of February. Tickets for the Young Artists Awards Gala on March 4 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre will also be for sale. More information on the Young Artists Awards program can be found at www.youngartistsawards.org. Callie Atkinson Sam Bostic 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 Marilyn Maye Brings Broadway Hits To BIG ARTSLegendary cabaret artist Marilyn Maye returns to Sanibel for an evening of Broadway and cabaret favorites Saturday, February 11, at 8 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road. Marilyn Maye has enchanted audiences and fans around the country for more than half a century. In a May 2011 New York Times review of her show at Feinsteins in New York City, Stephen Holden wrote, She has the inexhaustible stamina and vocal heft of a woman half her age, and her spirited optimism is irresistibly contagious. By the end of the evening, as is usually the case with her shows, I was walking on air, infused with a giddy certainty that life really is a cabaret. In a 2010 Wall Street Journal profile, Will Friedwald raved, Marilyn Maye is pretty much every singer you ever wanted to hear: She has the rhythm and the musicianship of a great jazz singer, the projection and personality of a heavyweight Broadway diva and creates the intimate bond with her audiences that we demand from a cabaret artist. RCA signed Maye to a lucrative recording contract in the 1950s, resulting in seven successful albums and timeless hits such as Cabaret and Step to the Rear. Television in its early years proved to be a great medium through which Maye reached fans. She performed 76 times on The Johnny Carson Show and achieved the distinction she still holds today as the most frequently featured musical guest on The Tonight Show. In the decades leading up to the present, Maye has toured throughout the country and headlined sold-out shows in Hollywood, Las Vegas, Chicago and New York City. On stage, she has starred in critically-acclaimed productions of Follies, Can Can and Mame. In a testament to her true and lasting star power, Mayes recording of Too Late Now from her Lamp is Low album is even included in the Smithsonian Institutes Best Performers of the Best Compositions of the 20th Century permanent collection. continued on page 53 Marilyn Maye photo by Maryann Lopinto 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 Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201240 The Color Of Color Exhibit At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS hosted an artists reception for The Color of Color, an exhibit with art by Pam Brodersen and Dorothy Wallace on January 21. The exhibit will be on display in BIG ARTS Founders Gallery through February 27. Brodersen specializes in digital imagery and her work has appeared in national ad campaigns, billboards and magazines for clients including Kelloggs, Hallmark and Kodak. She has won numerous local and national awards recognizing the artistic contributions and accomplishments of her decades-long career. Wallace is a contemporary mosaic artist and photographer who has been active in the Sanibel art community for more than 20 years. Her concrete and glass work, Invasive Species, was recently selected for next months Society of American Mosaic Artists annual Mosaic Arts International Juried Exhibition at the Lexington Center Museum and Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky. Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exhibit supported by Founders Gallery Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce. Visit www.BIGARTS.org for more event and performance information, including links to performers sites. To purchase tickets, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, or call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900. King of the Marshes, digital imagery by Pam Brodersen Pam Brodersen and Dorothy Wallace From page 1Puccini OperaIl tabarro explores the dangerous nature of infidelity and how jealousy can ultimately lead a man to commit the most serious act of vengeance. Suor Angelica tells the tale of Sister Angelica, a nun sent by her family to the convent as punishment for giving birth to an illegitimate child. But when a relative arrives to inform her that her child has died, Angelica considers the most drastic of measures in an attempt to be reunited. Gianni Schicchi sees its greedy characters rewrite a deceased family members will so as to maintain an estate to which a local church is bequeathed. BIG ARTS has upgraded its digital projection system this season, using the same equipment used by Pixar, NFL and Disney Studios. Il trittico is part of BIG ARTS Opera & Ballet in Cinema Series, a program in which live and pre-recorded performances are screened on Sanibel via satellite from the worlds most distinguished theaters. All Opera & Ballet in Cinema performances are presented in surround sound and high-definition. Opera & Ballet in Cinema Series sponsor is The Sanctuary Golf Club. To learn more about the Opera & Ballet in Cinema Series at BIG ARTS, as well as information about membership, workshops and upcoming events, 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 February 29, 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. Open for Lunch February 7thInter-mezzo Lunch Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays 12-3fresh and changing menu daily


41 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Simpson To Speak At BIG ARTS Lecture SeriesBIG ARTS FORUM Lecture Series welcomes Senator Alan K. Simpson to Sanibel on Wednesday, February 8, when he will present his lecture, The Moment of Truth: Tough Issues Facing Americans. Sen. Simpson speaks at 7:30 p.m. in BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road.Simpson is a distinguished politician and lawmaker from the state of Wyoming whom President Barack Obama appointed in 2010 to co-chair the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. He served as a Wyoming senator from 1979 to 1997, and served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1964 to 1977 as Majority Whip, Majority Floor Leader and Speaker Pro-Tem. A native of Cody, Wyoming, Simpson earned a Bachelor of Science in Law from the University of Wyoming in 1954 before joining the U.S. Army in its 2nd Armored Division during the final months of the Army Occupation in Germany. Today, Sen. Simpson remains active in his familys Cody-based law firm, Simpson, Kepler & Simpson, wherein he spent nearly two decades practicing law before serving in state and national government. In its 10th season, The FORUM Lecture Series is nationally recognized for inviting distinguished speakers and experts each year to Sanibel to speak about the key issues of our time. Dick Wright, chair of BIG ARTS FORUM Lecture Series, developed the program in 2003 to provide island residents with opportunities for continued education and intellectual engagement. Since its inception, the program has welcomed to the island such notable speakers as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senators Russ Feingold and Susan Collins, Ted Koppel, Donna Shalala and Porter Goss. This seasons FORUM Lecture Series is sold out. Although BIG ARTS cannot guarantee ticket availability, tickets have typically become available the night of a lecture when a series ticket holder is unable to attend. Available tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $35. The FORUM Lecture Series Grand Patron Series Sponsors are Northern Trust and Sue and Tom Pick. To learn more about The FORUM Lecture Series at BIG ARTS, as well as information about membership and upcoming events, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. This Friday Is Stories For GrownupsThe First Friday Stories for Grownups will be held at the Sanibel Library February 3 at 2 p.m. Come early; it may be standing room only.The featured story tellers are four creative people from Periwinkle Park: Duke Barron, who has a long history working in Michigan; Jane Hogg, who was raised in New York City, taught school, became a journalist and is a popular columnist on the island; Chris Boesen, an elementary school teacher back in Michigan; and Alan Smith from New York television.They will tell their stories for the first half of the show, then master of ceremonies Dr. Sid Simon will draw stories from the audience. If you cant make this Fridays program, plan to attend March 2 when the First Friday Stories for Grownups will feature four story tellers from the Island Writers Groups. For more information, call the Sanibel Library at 472-2483. Senator Alan K. Simpson ZAGAT ZAGAT.COM Rated by : Follow us on acebook Tropical Salad! Yucatan Shrimp!


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201242 Puttin On The Ritz At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS is Puttin on the Ritz for its upcoming annual benefit Monday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. The benefit includes a special piano and vocal tribute by Steve Ross to the King of Debonair, Fred Astaire. In a review published by The London Times, Clive Davis writes of Ross, his timing is immaculate, his piano playing has all the grace of a Fred Astaire dance routine, and no one, with the possible exception of the much more flamboyant Michael Feinstein, possesses such an encyclopaedic knowledge of the vintage songbook. Ross was born to sing Puttin on the Ritz; he played stylish games with the tempo, dragging it back and forth without once losing his balance. Ross will be joined onstage on second piano by Bruno Casolari. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Boler Garden, catered by The Sanctuary Golf Club. Ross takes the stage with Casolari at 8 p.m., with champagne and dessert to follow in Boler Garden. Tickets start at $150. Call BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at (239) 395-0900 for additional ticket offers. Black and white attire is requested. Grand Benefactor Sponsor John M. and Mary Jo Boler; Grand Patron Sponsors Deborah and John La Gorce, Patricia and Davis Thurber, and FineMark National Bank & Trust; Patron Sponsors Congress Jewelers, Chicos FAS, Inc., Tween Waters Inn, The LAT Foundation, John and Susan Freund, and Sponsor Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Steve RossGC Symphony To Perform Brahms Violin ConcertoThe Gulf Coast Symphony, Southwest Floridas premier community orchestra presents the next of this seasons Classical Access Concerts on Sunday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. This program features performances of Brahms Violin Concerto, with guest violin soloist Timothy Schwarz and Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances. This concert takes place at Anderson Theater on the campus of Bishop Verot High School. Ample free parking is available. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and children under 13 are admitted free. Tickets are available online at www. accessconcerts.org, by calling 277-1700 or at the Anderson Theater Box Office one hour prior to the performance. This concert is sponsored in part by Drs. Peter and Eleanor Blitzer and the Gulf Coast Symphonys Musical Legacy Society. Twilight Talk Is Standing Room Only At MuseumThe Sanibel Historical Museum and Village held its first Twilight Talk January 27. Jim Pickens spoke before a sold-out crowd, explaining with aerial photographs how wagon trails on the island either turned into roads or disappeared. He displayed many such photographs comparing past years to today and even a timeline showing the changes in the island, primarily development and vegetation. The next Twilight Talk at the Museum is February 17 featuring Ed Sieber. 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, sinking it. At that time, the average lifespan of a dive bomber pilot in combat was 10 minutes. Sieber tells the story as though it happened yesterday. Photographs, along with his medals and newspaper articles from the sinking, will be discussed and shown. The talk is from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Old Schoolhouse at the village. Price is $5, and members are free but must pick up tickets. The Schoolhouse holds about 35 to 40 people, so museum staff must keep track of ticket sales. January tickets went fast, so reserve early. Tickets are available in the museum managers office in the Old Baileys General Store in the village. With more Twilight Talks coming up, this is a great time to become a member of the museum for $25 for an individual membership. At the $50 level, you and three family members (total four) are entitled to free entry for a year as well as free entry to all Twilight Talks. Family members also receive a 10 percent discount on most items in the gift shop. Call 472-4648 for an application or pick one up at the next Twilight Talk. By supporting the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, members help the museum bring you island history in unique ways. Long-time Sanibelian Jim Pickens regales a sold-out crowd with stories of island life in the old days, as well as aerial pictures showing how the island has changedLee County Band To Salute U.S.O.The 52-member Lee County Community Band will salute the U.S.O. on Sunday, February 12 at 3 p.m. with a free concert featuring patriotic anthems, lively marches and Big Band swing tunes from the 1940s. Due to renovations now underway at the bands usual venue, Cape Coral High School, this concert will take place at Mariner High School, 701 Chiquita Boulevard North, Cape Coral. continued on page 44 Richard Bradstreet, director of the Lee County Community Band Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel395-3455 NEW FASHION ARRIVALS DAILY Unique Clothing for the well dressed Island Girl & Island Woman Size 2 3X WE NOW OFFER STERLING SILVER POLISHING 14K and 18K Platinum, Custom Design, Watch Batteries and Bands Buying GoldOn Sanibel For Over 20 Years!Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm Sat 9 am 3 pm(at the East End)455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel472-5544


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201244 Portraits In Printby Jane Vos Hogg Double DelightJoanne Wessels... Old enough to be a grandma (in fact she is one) but hows this for a job description... well, you choose one... full-time manager of the Internet Technology section of the Sanibel Library or part time nanny to wolves in northern Minnesota. To better understand it all, lets go back in time a bit. A college student and, like so many girls back then, Joanne got married, quit school, had babies and opted to be a full time stayat-home mom. As the children grew a bit older and needed less nanny services, their mom realized you can work real hard and break your neck and get no money or you can work just as hard and earn money. Time to get out of the house and get a real job in the real world. She knew a lot about computers... was comfortable with them... so she went to work for a small company, using her knowledge. Her job was to market products within the company. Suppose human resources wanted to computerize their operation. Shed meet with them to help determine their needs and then find the program that best suited them, zoom in on the one that was most desirable and clearly most cost effective, install it and teach them how to use it. As the company grew so did its in-house departments and so did their needs. But after 17 years she could see the company was beginning to be overtaken by competitors and was itself making cutbacks. Besides, by now, with their children all grown and off on their own, she and her husband had been thinking of relocating. Joannes asthma didnt much like Massachusetts cold winters... maybe Florida... lets try that was a thought. But what does our local library have to do with wolves? Nothing really, which brings me to her other interest. Years ago Joanne, along with her daughter, was a volunteer for Sierra Club. Her task that summer was to set up an information kiosk in a Minnesota bear sanctuary. While there, with a bit of free time on their hands, they opted to drive 30 miles north to the International Wolf Center for a quick visit.a place whose purpose is to make people more aware of wolves and less afraid of them which in turn would encourage their survival in an animal friendly environment. One look at the pups.call it love at first sight.and for Joanne a passion was born. That was 11 years ago and each vacation spent with them just fans the flames. OK, I ask. What are in your upcoming projects? Here, she launches forth with a glowing description of the Road Show, a daylong event at the library scheduled for January 26th. Nowadays there are so many electronic devices available the average person cant possibly be an expert on all of them. Smart phones, i-phones, ipads and ebooks.many library visitors dont even know that some of these exist. Even if theyre planning to make a purchase theyre confused. Well have a wide range of vendors along with their products. Theyll include Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Verizon, and Century Link. Some smaller island companies, too. Computer Wizard, Wooster TV, Computer Help of Florida, maybe Zebis... all offering repairs, setups and instructions. People will be able to pick up a device, see how it works and what it does. Theyll be able to compare one gadget to another and see which one feels best for them. Theyll probably even meet some items, totally new to them. Best of all, theyll be able to compare apples to apples.no pun intended. We had a mini-version of the event last May, call it a dry run, and now were able to go full speed ahead. Im excited about it. Wouldnt it be great if the library was so full you couldnt get them all in! And how about this years vacation, I ask. What do you have in mind? Thats when the librarians smile turns to sheer ecstasy... shell be back in Minnesota. In May Ill spend two weeks as a full time nanny to a yet-tobe-born pair of wolf pups. Then, in response to my puzzled look, she went on to explain We very definitely do not breed wolves at the center. In fact, our females are spayed to be sure that doesnt happen. These pups, separated from their mother at birth, are coming to us from a wildlife refuge. Working with wolves.hows that for a hobby or better puta passion! And ten years from now, where do you think you might be, I ask. Retired, probably volunteering at a library and definitely working with my wolves. Monday Night MovieBill Cunningham New Yorkby Ray BuckBefore I discovered the artistry of Bill Cunningham, the Sunday Styles society section of the Sunday New York Times was definitely not my cup of tea. What male of age and maturity needs weekly reminders on makeup? On February 6, if you attend the Monday night movie at BIG ARTS, you will see the documentary Bill Cunningham New York. Male or female, you will see why I vie with my wife Mary for style/society first. Even my eminent Chicago physician friend on Sanibel who reads The Times only on Sundays and tosses away the section with Cunninghams photography unread may be enlightened. Cunningham is a mild mannered former fashion photographer who wheels around Manhattan night and day on a bicycle searching for and photo snapping women (and some men if they dress outlandish) for his half-page feature of around 50 photos, entitled On the Street. A month ago, January 8, the feature was called Ice Pack. Presented were four dozen New Yorkers muffled and bundled in style against the cold, also two dogs. I shivered. Mary singled out the coats she most admired. Happily we live on Sanibel, far from frigid days. Summer styles are an entirely different matter. Inside on page 9 were the photos of Cunninghams other weekly assignments. Society functions; at the Metropolitan Opera, at the Waldorf, at the Park Avenue Armory. High class stuff. Forget the men, except for celebrity. They all wear tuxedos, as does Cunningham. Its what the women are wearing that counts; the latest hairstyles. Selecting who gets pictured on Sunday is not all chance, the way it is when Cunningham is riding his bicycle. There are guests of honor, sitting or standing mayors, extremely beautiful women, lovely gowns, and occasional clergy and Russian royalty (descendents) and members of the boards of the sponsors of the events. I have a college classmate I see pictured twice a year with lovely wife when the Metropolitan Museum has fund raisers. He owns five tuxedos but never gets pictured at other events. For more than 40 years Bill Cunningham has been pointing his lens at all of this, then returning to his office at The New York Times to develop, select and arrange the wonders of his creative eye. The film catches him at work. It follows him as he rides his bicycles across Manhattan (its a wonder hes still alive). It stops with him on street corners as he examines the crowd passing by, then like a hawk fastening on its prey, snapping his pictures (without disrupting the flow of city life). Cunningham is definitely not parparazzi. Hes loved by those he photographs. The wealthy ancient society doll of New York, Brook Astor, adored him. Annette de la Rentor and Anna Wintour could not say enough nice things about him. And yet they didnt know what a solitary life he led. That he had an apartment for decades in a corner of the Carnegie Hall for great musical performances. That he dined on deli sandwiches and not in New Yorks great culinary diversity. That he saw himself as a historian of New York life. Women who see this documentary will have an edge in enjoying the fact that Cunningham thought fashion is the armor to survive the frivolity of everyday life. The documentary shows how, year after year, regardless of weather or recession, he found fashion on the streets of New York, not simply on the runways of the fashion houses. He found the color of Manhattan to brighten otherwise drab avenues. He teases out the trends. He lets the streets speak to him. And the film notes, his public has never seen a cruel picture shot. Theres no plot here. No denouement. Basically one character, one scene New York City. But its a film that works. Advance audience response: my wife loved it. So did I. General Admission is $8, or purchase a film booklet of 11 tickets for $88. Film booklet holders must be seated no later than 6:45 p.m. to ensure a seat. All Monday night films begin at 7 p.m. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is supported by Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki, supporters George & Wendys Corner Grill, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Taxi. For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, call 395-0900, email info@BIGARTS.org, or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. From page 42Lee County BandThe bands remaining concerts this season, March 11 and April 1, also will be held at Mariner High School. The February 12 program will include Armed Forces Salute, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Over There, American Patrol, Stars And Stripes Forever, God Bless America, Sentimental Journey and two medleys of Big Band songs, including String of Pearls, Satin Doll, In the Mood and Jumpin At The Woodside. The band is directed by Richard Bradstreet. The emcee and vocalist is Norman Jones. The U.S.O. (United Services Organizations, Inc.) has provided support for the U.S. Armed Forces since 1941. During World War II, the U.S.O. became the G.I.s home away from home and began a tradition of entertaining troops often with shows starring Hollywood celebrities that continues today. Involvement in the U.S.O. was one of the ways the country came together to support the war effort, with nearly 1.5 million Americans volunteering their services in some way. Today, the U.S.O. has over 160 locations around the world in 14 countries, including the United States. For more information, call Norman Jones at 995-2097 or visit www.leecountyband.org.


45 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Upcoming Workshops At BIG ARTSBIG ARTS Winter Academy has announced a new course for February, Economic Policy and the 2012 Elections, with Dr. Lawrence S. Davidson. The workshop will focus on macroeconomic issues/policies and their relationship to the upcoming U.S. elections this November. On Wednesday, February 8, Dr. Davidson will focus on domestic issues of monetary and fiscal policy. His class will meet again on Wednesday, February 15 to examine international trends and policies and their importance to the upcoming 2012 elections. Both classes are from 1 to 4 p.m. at BIG ARTS Center. The full workshop and Winter Academy schedule is available online at www.BIG ARTS.org or by contacting the main office at 395-0900. All of the following classes will be held at BIG ARTS Center, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, unless noted. How to Write Your Memoirs: Course 2 with Norma Hagen starts February 2; meets Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Glass Fusing with Petra Kaiser starts February 2; meets Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Chinese Brush Painting: Exploring the Freedom of Color & Brush with Edythe Newbourne is Thursday, February 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experimental Watermedia One with Bea Pappas starts February 2; meets Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Photography with Denny Souers starts February 2; meets Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. iPhone Basics with Gerard Damiano is Friday, February 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Life Drawing Open Studio (NonInstructed) with Carol Rosenberg begins February 3; meets Fridays, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. or 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. God-Talk in the 21st Century with Dr. Ran Niehoff starts February 3; meets Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. Pastel Painting with Michele Buelow starts February 6; meets Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon. How to Write Mysteries & Thrillers with Nancy Daversa starts February 6; meets Mondays, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. Making Rattan Baskets with Genny Gray starts February 6; meets Mondays, 1 to 4 p.m. Life Drawing Open Studio (NonInstructed) with Carol Rosenberg begins February 6; meets Mondays, 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. A Book in a Box with Martha Graham is Tuesday, February 7, 1 to 4 p.m. Watercolor: Realistic and Abstract with Anne Kittel starts February 7; meets Tuesdays, 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Layer Imagery Collage with Marjorie Pesek is Tuesday, February 7, 1 to 4 p.m. Adobe Photoshop Elements (Intermediate) with Denny Souers starts February 7; meets Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Pilates Mat Class with Marsha Wagner starts February 7; meets Tuesdays, 9 to 10 a.m. Learning to See & Draw Through Old Master Drawings with Daphne Hammond starts February 8; meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Get Published: How to Sell What You Write with Kathryn Radeff starts February 8; meets Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Pine Needle Basketry with Gisela Damandl is Thursday, February 9, and Friday, February 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Introduction to Macintosh OS X with Dick Holmes starts February 9; meets Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Facebook & Social Media for Beginners with Gerard Damiano is Friday, February 10, 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Apps (for iPhone, iPod & iPad) with Gerard Damiano is Friday, February 10, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Intermediate Watercolor with Bea Pappas starts February 10; meets Fridays, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Improv 101 with Jim Griswold & Randi Watkins starts February 11; meets Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Precious Metal Clays Jewelry: Ancient Faces with Mary Ann Devos is Saturday, February 11, and Sunday, February 12, 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Paint, Paste, Play/Mixed Media & Pigments of Your Imagination Citra Art with Cathy Taylor is Saturday, February 11, and Sunday, February 12. Class meets Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Community Chorus meets at BIG ARTS Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Community Band practices Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Individual flute, piano and saxophone lessons are available for children and adult students. BIG ARTS Workshops are sponsored by Sony Corporation of America. There is a 20 percent discount on workshops for BIG ARTS members. For further information about workshops, classes and events at BIG ARTS, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Petra Kaisers Fused Glass workshop 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 Prime Rib Prime Jazz Every Wednesday Live Entertainment Nightly with Joe McCormick & Friends Joe and Marvilla Joe and Barbara


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201246 An Artist Reception and Awards Presentation was held in BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery on Saturday, January 21 for Multiples. This invitational exhibit features art with multiples of objects, subjects or images. More than 80 artists are represented in this exhibit, which contains a variety of media including painting, textiles and sculpture. BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays. The gallery is located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel and is open to the public. Multiples is open through Monday, February 27. All works are for sale. The exhibits first place winner is Dale Weber, Fire Hoses; second place is Anne Gates Yarnall, Two Mirrors; and third place winner is Morgan Raines, Pelican Sunset. Judges Merit Awards were given to Cheryl A. Fausel and Carol M. Rosenberg. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Rita Mach Skoczen, Kathy Ross, Brian Bent Christensen and Carl Schwartz. This exhibits juror, Lynn Loscutoff is an accomplished artist, gallery owner, teacher and author living in Naples and Gloucester, Massachusetts. Loscutoff works mostly in watercolor on Yudo paper, and also in oils. Much of her inspiration comes from her life of extensive traveling. She has traveled all over the world, and has even taught art to passengers aboard various cruise lines. Loscutoff has written three books and teaches at the Naples United Church of Christ and The von Liebig Art Center. In jurying Multiples, she looked for repetition in a works subject matter and recurrence in form, color and medium. Multiples exhibit supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Dale Weber with first place winner, Fire Hoses Three Graces by Carl Schwartz, an honorable mention Two Mirrors by Anne Gates Yarnell, which won second place BIG ARTS Presents Awards For Juried Multiples Exhibit PIRATE CRUISE INTERACTIVE FRIENDLY PIRATE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! SET SAIL ON A 90-MINUTE SWASHBUCKLING SHOW Reservations are Required Call for Cruise Times 239.765.7272 Also Ask about our Sunset Cruises,Private Parties & Charters. Full Service Barwww.PiecesofEight.com PIRATE CRUISE WITH THE PURCHASE OF TWO FARES. NO OTHER OFFERS APPLY COUPON MAY BE USED FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE EXP. 12/15 2012 $5 OFF Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music This Valentines Day add a little re!8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233.Make your Valentines day reservations today! Brian Bent Christensens honorable mention winner, Possible Life


47 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012Rosner and Russ Bilgore. For further information about this exhibit, events at BIG ARTS, to purchase tickets, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www. BIGARTS.org. Charles Lister, Barry Litofsky, Bill Boswell, Jaye Boswell, Lorraine Vail and Francine Litofsky Carol Rosenberg, Rita Mach Skoczen, Dale Weber, Anne Gates Yarnell, Morgan Raines, Kathy Ross and Brian Bent Christensen Morgan Raines with third place winner, Pelican Sunset Ketteman To Appear At MacIntosh BooksLocal author Helen Ketteman will be appearing at MacIntosh Books & Paper on Saturday, February 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ketteman is the author of 20 picture books. Her books range in age from preschool through fourth or fifth graders, who may be studying tall tales in school. Ketteman earned her Associate of Arts degree from Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia and her B.A. degree in English from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She has taught at the high school and elementary levels, and has also taught a continuing education class in writing picture books at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She has spoken at adult writing conferences on writing picture books, and also appeared at young author conferences and on radio and television talk shows. Shes a frequent speaker at elementary schools. Today, Ketteman and her husband, Chuck, reside on Sanibel. She continues to write and travel all over the country doing author visits and various speaking engagements at teachers and library conventions. I choose to write books because reading was so important to me as a child... and it still is, said the author. Life for continued on page 50 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


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201248 2440 PALM RIDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 2440 PALM R IDGE RD. SANIBEL (239)472-0212 (239)472-0323 The The NFL Ticket NFL Ticket SPECIALS SPECIALS BEER & WINE BEER & WINE 28 BEERS ON TAP! 28 BEERS ON TAP!Check us out Check us out on facebook on facebook ONE LARGE 16 CHEESE PIZZA PIZZA & & 10 10 WINGS WINGS Across from CVS in Palm Ridge PlaceDELIVERY AVAILABLE TUE.SAT PM CLOSECALL AHEAD 472-2555~ OPEN ~Mon. 7am-3pm Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 7am-8pm Fri & Sat. 7am-9pm Sun. SeasonalWinner 2010 Taste of the Islands Voted BEST PizzaWe now sell beer!VALID FROM 4-8PM PICK-UP ONLY. TOPPINGS EXTRA, $1 EACH. NOT VALID WITH OTHER COUPONS OR OFFERS. EXPIRES 02/10/12 $14.99 BUY ONE ICE CREAM GET ONE FREEShell Point Welcomes Picciotto, Part Of 2012s In The Face Of Courage SeriesThe second speaker in Shell Points 2012 Speaker Series will be Richard Picciotto, who survived the World Trade Center Collapse on September 11, 2001. This presentation will take place on Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m. in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. The theme for this years series is In The Face Of Courage, and all presenters have overcome a range of adversities. All residents of Southwest Florida are invited to attend, but tickets are required. We are so happy to welcome all the speakers in the 2012 Speaker Series, and feel that all who attend the presentations will be inspired and moved by the emotion of each story, said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point. The speakers lined up in this particular series have faced many different challenges and they have all been able to look at the positives of those experiences. Firefighter and inspirational speaker Richard Picciotto was a FDNY Battalion Commander in Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Following the terrorist attack, Richard rushed inside the World Trade Center to rescue those inside, but soon found himself trapped in the smoldering rubble of the north tower after its collapse. Picciottos gripping first-person account provides a firefighters view of the 9/11 World Trade Center catastrophe and emergency response. Richard played a vital role in the massive operation, testified in front of the 9/11 Commission and has appeared on many major networks, including CNN, the History Channel and National Geographic. His book, Last Man Down, chronicles his harrowing experience on 9/11 and has become a New York Times best-seller. Tickets can be purchased for $25 each by visiting www.shellpoint.org/concerts. If you have any questions, call 454-2067. Richard Picciotto Angels Thanked For Supporting The ArtsBIG ARTS held its Angel Brunch on January 22 to thank supporters and honor Angel of the Year volunteer Chuck Ketteman. The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company generously sponsored the annual event, held at The Sanctuary Golf Club. Ketteman served as president of BIG ARTS board of directors for three terms, spanning 2006 to 2009. During that time, he led the board through long-range strategic planning that shapes much of how the organization operates today. The years Ketteman served as president were a big growth period for BIG ARTS a time when programs were expanding, new systems were being implemented and infrastructure was being updated. Ketteman developed the New Frontiers Health and Science Lecture Series, a program supported by FineMark National Bank & Trust, which has consistently brought top-quality speakers to Sanibel. As former president of the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater board, Ketteman was instrumental in working with the task force assigned to navigate BIG ARTS acquisition of the theater. The mission of BIG ARTS is to provide quality cultural and educational experiences to the residents and visitors of Sanibel, Captiva and neighboring communities. For further information about events at BIG ARTS, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Chuck Bonser, Chuck Ketteman, Al Hanser, Lee Ellen Harder and Terry Igo Enviro-Scholarship Deadline Is March 31The application deadline for seven Ding Darling Natinal Wildlife Refuge scholarships amounting to $6,000 is March 31. High school seniors or college students in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties intending to pursue degrees in environmentalrelated studies can apply. Tarpon Bay Explorers Scholarship for environmental studies for the seventh consecutive year will award scholarships to two students. The Jane Werner Environmental Scholarship, Ding Darling Wildlife Societys first endowed scholarship, awards one each year to one student. Other scholarships this year include the Jack and Dolores Clarke Scholarship, Richard Bailey Scholarship, Barbara Jean Keller Memorial Scholarship and Bill Lipman Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded at the inaugural Ding Conservation Education Awards on May 8 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Interested students can find more information and printable application forms at www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Click on Student Scholarships on the home page under Inside the Society. For information on underwriting additional scholarships for $500 or more, sponsoring the Ding Awards, or applying for scholarships, contact DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety. org. Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) is committed to training todays youth as conservation stewards of the future. To that end, the society works with various local businesses and individuals to provide annual scholarships to students engaged in the study of conservation, biology, and the environment. Education Committee members Doris Hardy, left, and Wendy Schnapp


49 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012Artwork Wanted For John Kanzius Fundraising EventOnce again, the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation is seeking aid from the generous members of the Sanibel/Captiva and surrounding countys art community. Their fundraiser, Art For The Cure. will be held at Traders Restaurant on Sanibel on Sunday, March 25. All proceeds will fund the ongoing research at MD Anderson and the University of Pittsburgh, which has proven that human cancer cells in animals can be killed without surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or significant side effects. With the help of the island community, the ability to apply this amazing technology to humans is within their reach. In todays world, we have all been touched by this devastating disease. It has no regard for age or gender, and we are all subject to the suffering and heartache it brings. Please help the foundation beat the disease that, until recently, was considered to be unbeatable. By donating a piece of your artwork, you give of yourself. This single act of kindness and generosity could be the last piece of puzzle whose completion will save millions of lives across the globe. If you can help, call Marian Maida Denk at 395-9159 or 630-532-4861. She will gladly provide additional information about their fundraiser and the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation. If you cannot donate a piece of your artwork, any monetary contribution will be greatly appreciated. BIG ARTS Scholarship ApplicationsThe BIG ARTS Scholarship Award Program is now accepting applications for The Robert Rauschenberg Scholarship and The Patricia Thurber Scholarship Trust. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 30. Students who have professional goals to pursue visual arts, music, dance, theater, literary arts or film are invited to apply for one of the awards. Funds may be used for an educational institutions tuition, books, art supplies and equipment. A scholarship committee will consider funding for, but not limited to, tuition associated with any arts-related degree or advanced workshops. Applicants are eligible to apply if they meet any of the following criteria: High school senior planning to study the arts Student currently enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate programs Also, applicants must meet one of the following criteria: Current resident of Sanibel or Captiva for at least two years Currently employed on Sanibel or Captiva (or have a parent employed) for at least two years Current member of BIG ARTS for two years (one year for students) Current resident of Lee County Applications are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. All application materials and complete scholarship program information may also be downloaded online at www.BIGARTS.org/scholar.php. Scholarship inquiries may be e-mailed to BIG ARTS at info@BIGARTS.org. All application materials are due to BIG ARTS no later than Friday, March 30. For further information about the BIG ARTS Scholarship Award Program, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, call 3950900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. Britton To Appear At Sanibel LibraryAuthor Katherine Britton will be doing a talk and book signing for her book, Her Sisters Shadow, at the Sanibel Public Library on Thursday, February 9 at 2 p.m. Britton earned a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College. Her screenplay, Goodbye Dont Mean Gone, was a Moondance Film Festival winner and a finalist in the New England Women in Film and Television contest. She is a member of the League of Vermont Writers and PEN New England. She teaches writing at ColbySawyer College and is an instructor at The Writers Center. When not at her desk, Britton can often be found in her Norwich, Vermont garden, waging a non-toxic war against the slugs, snails, deer, woodchucks, chipmunks, moles, voles and beetles with whom she shares her yard. Katharines defense consists mainly of hand-wringing, after-the-fact. The Sanibel Public Library is located at 770 Dunlop Road. For more information, call 472-2483.


Book ReviewPaul Theroux Lauds Sanibelby Max FriedersdorfAmericas most famous travel writer, Paul Theroux, praised Sanibel Island as one of the four best travel destinations in the world last Monday evening, January 30, during his lecture before an enthusiastic capacity audience at the Sanibel Public Librarys Famous Author Series. In my heart and mind, Theroux commented in his opening remarks, Sanibel is a very special place with its sunshine and sense of well-being. There is an aura of health and optimism here. Theroux, 70, who has written travel books, essays and novels for the past 50 years, said he has been aware of the charms of Sanibel for many years dating back to when he owned a home on Gasparilla Island and visited Sanibel by boat. Theroux listed his four favorite places in the world that he could live as Sanibel, the seacoast of Maine, Cape Cod and Hawaii. These are not only special places to live, Theroux explained, but good places to work. A native of Medford, Massachusetts, and one of seven children, Theroux said his wanderlust started at an early age when his mother would send him out to play. He developed a sense of independence by joining the Boy Scouts and learning to make a fire, shoot a rifle, camp out and cook a meal. Theroux later joined the Peace Corps and spent five years in central Africa before taking a teaching job in Singapore and turning to writing full time. Therouxs travel books about Asia, Africa, South America and Europe vaulted him to international prominence and ranking as the most famous and well-known American travel writer. Not many places have great libraries like Sanibel, Theroux observed. In this period of budget cuts, the first to go are libraries. Since 2008, libraries are even more important as a place to go and as a meeting place and obtain information. In this age of inattention with everybody in a hurry, reading is still important, Theroux explained, and the people here tonight are like the early Christians, as readers you are in the minority. Libraries are a sign of civilization and closing them is a disservice to society. In a nod to the political season, he observed, Politicians never talk about books; never quote a book unless it is something Churchill might have said. They want to be seen as a man of the people and not appear too intelligent or well read. Theroux also said his experiences in Africa taught him the necessity of getting along with people. You can see I am not a cantankerous person, a rebuttal of critics who have objected to Therouxs style of honest reporting about the good and bad of his travel destinations. Theroux was introduced by Margaret Mohundro, executive director of the Sanibel Public Library, who quoted the speaker on the human desire to travel. The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human, she said. The desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown. Theroux signed books after his talk and was feted at a champagne reception. Author Paul Theroux and Margaret Mohundro, executive director of the Sanibel Public LibraryFrom page 47Ketteman To Appearchildren growing up today is so different from when I grew up. Children are exposed to so much more through television, movies, and the internet. They often have so much going on in their lives they barely have time to sit and read. But I think reading is still important, and something everyone should do a lot! Kettemans latest book, If Beaver Had A Fever, is a charming tale of a mothers enduring love. It presents a fun, rhythmic conversation between a mother bear and her cub about how she would care for sick animals if she were a doctor. Her old favorites Armadilly Chili, Goodnight Monster, Swamp Song and Waynetta and the Texas Cornstalk will be available for signing and purchase as well. MacIntosh Books & Paper is located at 2407 Periwinkle Way. Call 472-1447 for additional information. ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201250 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. 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51 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012Author Fundraiser Encourages Early Love Of ReadingBooklovers who attend the Friday, February 10 lunch with the popular and critically acclaimed author Sue Miller at The Sanctuary Golf Club will help to nurture a love for reading in island children. One might not see the immediate connection, however, proceeds from the event which is sponsored by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. will go to initiatives funded by the foundation, including those that encourage childrens love of reading. Quality childrens programming is one of the priorities for the foundation, said Ken Nirenberg, president. We want to do all that we can to show our young people the places they can go when they read. Hopefully reading will become a life-long habit for them. Tickets for the event are $55 per person. The program begins at noon with lunch followed by a presentation by Miller and a book signing. To make a reservation or to ask for further information, e-mail authorluncheon@comcast.net or call 214-0088. Hearing an award winning author, enjoying a delicious lunch and encouraging the future generation of readers is a winning combination, added Nirenberg. Two foundation funded programs allow local youngsters to expand their personal libraries. The library offers a book club for children, patterned after the popular adult models. Five times each month, children and parents meet in various book groups. A child and parent team leads the discussion of the book the group has chosen for the month. Each family is provided with a copy of the book by the foundation. Melissa Congress and her daughter, Rebecca, participate in the third grade book group. She said that the camaraderie that they share in the book club is a special experience. I really enjoy listening to Rebecca and her peers share their opinions about the books that we read for the book club, said Congress. You watch them engage with each other in thoughtful discussion. Im very impressed with the level of maturity they show when discussing and listening to their peers. In another program, participants in the librarys 2011 Summer Reading Program read for themselves and for others. As they reached certain reading goals, students were allowed to select a book for their home library and also one for the library at the Lee Memorial Childrens Hospital. The children earned 570 books for themselves with an equal number donated to the hospital. For those who would like to contribute more to the Library Foundations fundraising event, Host Committee sponsorships are available for $300. This includes two reserved priority seats at the luncheon and a reception with the author before the program. This will be the only opportunity to meet Sue Miller. She will not be appearing at the Sanibel Public Librarys popular evening author events. Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners are the major sponsors for the event. Committee members for the Sanibel Public Library Foundations author luncheon fundraiser Martha Siders, Kris Ritts and Jan Egeland gather with children at a recent afternoon library storytime, one of the planned Sanibel Public Library activities that encourages an early love of reading. Author Carol Zall Lincoln is there to share in reading her new book, The Strange Tale of the Determined Crocodile 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 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 Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201252 The Iron Ladysubmitted by Stan GembickiOn Wednesday, February 8 at 1 p.m., the Island Cinema will show the sixth of nine movies in the BIG ARTS Academy Awards Contenders Film Series. After the movie, a discussion will take place at George & Wendys Corner Grill. Tickets are available at the Island Cinema for $7.50. Other movies in the series will be announced prior to the weekly showing. Meryl Streep won the Golden Globe award for best actress for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyds The Iron Lady. The film begins with an elderly Lady Thatcher buying milk unrecognized by other customers and walking back from the shop alone. Over the course of three days we see her struggle with dementia and with the lack of power that comes with old age. She looks back on the defining moments of her personal and professional life. From her humble beginnings as the proverbial grocers daughter from Grantham, Margaret Thatcher began on the lowest rungs of the Conservative Party and never paused in her climb. Her ambition was unlimited, her strategy ruthless, her victims many of the male generation the Conservatives thought they were grooming for power. A theme throughout the film is the personal price that Thatcher paid for power. Her husband Denis Thatcher is portrayed as somewhat ambivalent about his wifes rise to power, her son Mark is shown as having little contact with his mother, and it is suggested that Thatcher had a strained relationship with both her own mother and with her daughter Carol. The film has been criticized by her children as a left wing fantasy and by critics of Thatcher as overlooking the damage she did to England and focusing only on Thatcher as a woman triumphing against the odds. The Iron Lady has been nominated for two academy awards: Best Actress (Meryl Streep) and Best Makeup. Monday Night MovieBIG Arts Presents Comedy Film Midnight In Paris by Don IrwinMidnight In Paris, being shown on Monday night, February 13 at BIG ARTS, is a perfect movie for Valentines Day a story about love in the city of love, Paris. This romantic comedy is about a family that goes to Paris for business purposes, and includes two young people engaged to be married who have experiences that change their lives. Gil (Owen Wilson) takes midnight strolls through Paris and is mysteriously transported to previous eras where transformational events take place. Written and directed by Woody Allen, it is Allen-esque both in concept and delivery. He is supported by a highpowered cast including Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody and Carla Bruni. Paris is a city that is hard not to love, or at least some idealized version of Paris, wrapped in the nostalgia of La Belle Epoque (impressionists and art nouveau), and the 1920s (expatriate American writers including Stein, Hemingway and Fitzgerald; and artists such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali). Accordingly, this is a story of a young mans love of Paris and the illusion people have that a life different from their world is much better. One critic has described it as a two W movie a blend of whimsy and wisdom. Wilson hits his stride in this role, demonstrating his eccentric comic sensibility and charm, but with a hint of greater complexity beneath the surface. McAdams (Inez), whose good looks prompted one movie buff to say she wouldnt look out of place in Vogue, is able to make the transition in this role as Gils fianc, from bitchy teen princess in previous roles, to reveal a skilled dramatic actor. Paris-born Cotillard (Adriana) is best remembered for her award-winning biopic of Edith Piaf. Bates (Gertrude Stein), as always, shows a steady hand as a veteran actor. The movie is further adorned with the appearance of Bruni, songwriter, singer, former fashion model and, of course, wife of Nicholas Sarkozy. The cast is rounded off with Brody (Salvador Dali) who took the top Oscar prize in 2002 for his role in The Pianist. This interesting array of actors gives Allen lots to work with. Allens skills as writer and director are evident in this film. It moves along with ease and confidence. His sardonic wit is evident along with his fondness of continued on page 54 Seafood, Steaks & Pastas Food Atmosphere Service 1/2 10/7/11 12984 S. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201254 Library Foundation Hosts Fundraiser To Support Enhanced ServicesThe Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. will host a fundraising luncheon with popular critically acclaimed author Sue Miller at The Sanctuary Golf Club on Friday, February 10. This will be Millers only appearance on Sanibel. Linda Uhler, vice president of the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, said, The Foundation plays an important role in making the Sanibel Public Library one of the best in Florida. Funds raised by the foundation supplement tax dollars to provide a variety of initiatives that enhance library services. All proceeds from the luncheon will go towards these efforts. One of the foundation funded projects is eShelf, which is growing in popularity. eShelf provides eBooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded to a computer, Kindle, Nook, iPad, MP3 player or several other devices. Sanibel residents downloaded more than 3,000 books in 2011, a sure sign that the service is needed and very popular. We wouldnt be this far along with eBooks if not for the Foundation and its generous donors. The Foundation has approved grant funding for the eShelf service in 2011 and in 2012, said Margaret Mohundro, executive director of the library. Your Sanibel Public Library has long been on the cutting edge providing the most current resources and extraordinary services. Your contribution to the foundation ensures this will continue in the future. Your support is valued and appreciated. For $55 per person, Miller fans and admirers of successful published authors will enjoy lunch at noon, followed by a presentation by the author from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. There will also be a book signing following the presentation. Those interested in spending personal time with Miller may become host committee members for a $300 contribution. Host committee members will receive two reserved priority seats at the luncheon and meet with Miller at a special invitation reception before the luncheon. The major sponsor for the luncheon is Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners. To make a reservation for the luncheon or to learn more about becoming a host committee member, e-mail authorluncheon@comcast.net or call 214-0088. Reference Librarian Candy Heise, center, demonstrates downloadable eBooks to Sanibel Public Library Foundation President Ken Nirenberg, and Foundation Lunch Fundraiser committee members Gloria Krekel, Toni Warren and Linda Uhler. Heise is showing them how to download the books to their iPads, Nooks and Kindles. The Library Foundation funds the eShelf collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, available at the Sanibel Public Library. The Lunch with the Author Sue Miller fundraiser helps support the service.From page 52BIG ARTS Filmintrospection. An underlying theme that seems to run through much of Allens work may be summed up by a statement attributed to Socrates: The unexamined life is not worth living. A fundamental message of this movie is the contradiction that exists between two ideas: you shouldnt live in the past, and the past is more interesting than the present. General admission is $8, or purchase a film booklet of 11 tickets for $88. Film booklet holders must be seated no later than 6:45 p.m. to ensure a seat. All Monday night films begin at 7 p.m. BIG ARTS Monday Night Film Series is supported by Series Sponsor Bank Of The Islands and Stan and Visnja Gembicki, supporters George & Wendys Corner Grill, Jerrys Foods of Sanibel, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, and Sanibel Taxi. For the complete listing of BIG ARTS films, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops, or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 3950900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org. 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55 ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012Poetic Voicesselected by Don BrownThe 99 Year Old Gains His Diplomaby Sidney B. SimonThe condo had a rare celebration last week. Mel Torrent, the oldest living and walking resident, a splendid 99 years old, finally garnered his high school diploma. He can now dangle a tassel from his rear view mirror.There were things that happened that kept the diploma out of reach. Back in 1918, when the influenza pandemic struck Philadelphia, they closed his school, and Mel drifted away towards his real life. No matter, he was lost in the shuffle and never graduated, missed his prom. But 80 years later, the school found him and decided he was ready. Mel said, When they say they build character, I mean, they build character. Or at least patience, that mythical capacity to wait. 80 years, he waited, and still remembered the school song. During the ceremony, wet eyed, grateful, Mel sang it beyond his mortality, on key, As his mortarboard soared into the air. Sidney B. Simon is Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts. His books on Values Clarification made him internationally famous, took him to The Oprah Wingrey Show and got him on Phil Donahue. This poem is from Sids book, Living And Loving In That Condo, published in 2011. Its all about people in some mythical Florida condo, growing old, and sometimes with all their values clarified. On The Island, Sid is active in The Island Writers. He has been a member of Art Poems from the beginning. Simon is also a Theater Critic for The Islander, and he MCs the popular First Friday Stories For Grownups programs at the Sanibel Public Library. Sid was honored as 2011 Literary Artist Of The Year at the Alliance for the Arts. This very afternoon at 2 p.m., you are all invited to come to First Friday Stories For Grownups at the Sanibel Public Library. (Look for news of the event elsewhere in this newspaper.) We all have stories in us. February At The Sanibel LibraryThe Sanibel Public Library is alive with activity this season. The program lineup for February begins with First Fridays for Grownups on Friday February 3 at 2 p.m. Jeffrey Soshnick will present a slideshow on marine life off the coast of Australia. on Monday February 6 at 2 p.m. Dave Truby will give his humorous sports talk, Foul Bawls and Field Ghouls, on Wednesday February 8 at 2 p.m. Author Katherine Britton will discuss her book, Her Sisters Shadow, on Thursday February 9 at 2 p.m., followed by a book signing. Learn a little more about the library staff as they share some of their creative flair during Staff Presentation Week starting on February 13. Dave Kilbride will hold a music program on February 21 at 2 p.m. Jim Farrell of WINK-TV will talk about the weather on February 22 at 1 p.m. On February 23, its Edward Quinn presenting B29s Over Japan. Author Gary McClouth will hold a discussion and book signing on February 27. Join us for a Movie is on February 7 at 2 p.m. when the library will show Saving Private Ryan, and on February 20 at 2 p.m., The Hunt for Red October. Back by popular demand this season is Sanibel Librarys very own Duane E. Shaffer and his program World War II Battles. These informative and colorful presentations are held every Friday in February at 10 a.m. Featured discussions are: February 3 The Battle of the Coral Sea; February 10 The Battle of Stalingrad; February 17 The Battle of Chosin Reservoir; and February 24 The Normandy Invasion. Shaffer will also hold a discussion on February 16 at 2 p.m. on Public Enemies: Bank Robbers of the 1930s, as part of the monthly Eyewitness to History series. One-on-One Computer Instruction is available on Friday mornings by appointment in the technology area of the library. 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FREETake Me Home NEWSPAPERSanibel&CaptivaIslands BUSINESS REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS VOL. 19, NO. 32 SANIBEL & CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 3, 2012 B BSECTIONFinal Touches Being Put On Americas Darling Documentaryby Jeff LysiakOne of the founding members of Americas conservation movement and longtime island resident, Jay Norwood Ding Darling, is about to have his lifes story preserved forever on film. After extensive travel and research over the several years, conducting interviews and scouring through archived treasures and special collections, Marvo Entertainment Group LLC is preparing to release a 60-minute documentary entitled Americas Darling this fall, just in time for the Ding Darling Days celebration at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Samuel Koltinsky, executive producer of Americas Darling, reported last week that he is fully immersed in the project, which he conceived more than five years ago. We have made headway with underwriting, the bulk of the background research is completed and do we have some discoveries! The film is still in production, which means interviews are being scheduled around the country, graphics are being developed, original scores are being composed and editing will be completed when we enter the post-production stage in several months, said Koltinsky. Americas Darling will share the incredible history of Ding Darling (1876-1962), the Des Moines Register editorial cartoonist who influenced readers through his syndicated cartoons, creating awareness of urgent environmental issues and the need to preserve Americas natural landscapes. Last October, Koltinsky debuted a five-minute sneak preview clip of the film at Ding Darling Days, which featured an interview with Darlings grandson, Christopher Kip Koss, as well as never-before-seen archival footage of Darling himself. I had been contacted by several producers over the years who wanted to tell my grandfathers story, but all of them were really just looking for financing for their films from the Darling Foundation, said Koss. Sam (Koltinsky) called me, but he wasnt looking for money. He was looking for access to my grandfathers documents. I said Id continued on page 8B Executive Producer Samuel Koltinsky, seated right, prepares to interview Kip Koss for the documentary, Americas Darling. Also pictured is videographer Jay McCain. A young Jay Darling, working for the Sioux City Journal in 1904 Sanibel Stoop February 17When Hallie Granny Matthews hosted a shell show in her Sanibel Island hotel lobby starting in the late 1920s, little did she know that the event would celebrate its 75th year in 2012 with a record-breaking shell treasure hunt on Friday, February 17 that will hopefully land it in the Guinness Book of World Records. Shellabration! 2012, from February 26 to March 4, not only shellabrates the 75th anniversary of the Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, but also the islands shell-bent predilection. The festivities kick off with a mass Sanibel Stoop beginning at 10 a.m. on February 17 on Bowmans Beach, The organizers want to break a Guinness Book World Record in the largest Treasure Hunt category. Islanders and visitors are urged to show up for an aerial photo and to sign their names to be sent to Guinness to prove the island has broken the 208-person record. They have a name for it on Sanibel Island, that shell-bent thing. They call it the Sanibel Stoop. So intertwined have the island and its shells become, that Sanibels identity is totally invested in seashells -known as one of the top shelling destinations in the world. Beginning in the early 1900s, the procession of shellers up and down the islands beaches sparked a friendly competition continued on page 6B Sanibel City Championship ResultsThe 2012 Sanibel City Championship, sponsored by Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, was held at Beachview Golf Club on Sunday, January 29. Seventy golfers hit the course in hopes of taking home the honors of being a champion. Golfers competed in six flights; five flights for the men and one flight for the women. The men were flighted by their handicaps before play, then used their gross score to determine the winner. The women had one flight and used their handicap to determine a net winner. After battling it out on the course, the players had lunch at The Bistro at Beachview. Lunch was followed by the trophy presentations. Scott Hatto and Gene Taylor, golf professionals at Beachview, awarded trophies to the top three golfers in each flight. The results of the flights are: First Second Third Championship FlightGene TaylorBill HenselTom Hensel A Flight Carl PodlasekJim YoderBob Stock B Flight Skipp TutorGene CarrafieloJason Heidig C Flight Andy Willis Matt Hall Murray Flood D Flight Brian PodlasekRene LohserRandy Faber Womens FlightJennifer KuerstenCecilia OlssonPam Terry Shell-studded shell fair attendee


2B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Hortoons American Legion Post 123 EventsEvery Friday, American Legion Post 123 serves a Fish Fry complete with cole slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies from 4 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, enjoy live music from 2 to 4:30 p.m. with Robby Hutto. A horsdevours buffet served during the game is available for $7 per person.The Ladies Auxiliary will meet on Tuesday, February 7 at 6 p.m. The American Legion general meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 8 at 6 p.m.Every Monday night, come watch 8-Ball Pool League action at Post 123 starting at 6 p.m. Stop by and enjoy some great shootin. Texas Holdem is played every Thursday night at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Every Friday, the Legion offers a 6 oz. ribeye steak sandwich all day and Fish Fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Stop in and try one of our half-pound burgers. Check out our daily specials and the entire menu. They serve food every day, all day long. Open to the public, American Legion Post 123 is open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. They are located at 4249 Sanibel-Captiva Road, at mile marker 3. For more information, call 472-9979. Bestselling Author Offers Workshop At Book StoreAccording to inspirational author Charlene Costanzo, everyone is born with 12 powerful inner gifts. That is the message of her award-winning, best-selling book, The Twelve Gifts of Birth. Recognizing these gifts can uplift and enrich every season, passage and aspect of our lives, from early childhood to old age, she says. Consciously using these gifts can improve health, increase happiness, foster success, and help us live in harmonious relationships. In visits to schools, shelters, hospitals, prisons and places of worship as well as to bookstores throughout the country the part-time Florida resident uses experiential activities to help children and adults see the abstract gifts of strength, beauty, courage, compassion, hope, joy, talent, imagination, reverence, wisdom, love and faith in themselves and others. She is offering a mini-workshop, designed to be both fun and inspiring, at MacIntosh Books and Papers at 2407 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, on Thursday, February 9 at 11 a.m., and she will be available to sign books afterwards, until 1 p.m. This mini-workshop is meant to be a loving Valentine treat for oneself, says Costanzo. I am hoping that each participant will experience and take away some sweets for the soul. She is also the author of The Twelve Gifts for Healing, which shows the power these gifts have in the healing process, and The Twelve Gifts in Marriage, which shows how valuable they are in marriage and all relationships. Her newest book, The Thirteenth Gift, shows the importance of keeping alive our sense of wonderment as it explains, in the form of a fable, why people all over the world are drawn to pick up stones similar to the way we stoop for seashells. Costanzo is a wife, mother of two adult daughters, and grandmother of twins. She holds a BA in philosophy from St. Bonaventure University and an MA in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. During a one-year book tour to launch The Twelve Gifts of Birth, she and her husband lived in an RV as they traveled to 48 of the 50 states. Originally from New Jersey, Costanzo presently lives in Winter Garden, Florida and in Sedona, Arizona. She and her family are frequent visitors to Sanibel. Charlene Costanzo Dave Truby Brings Humor To LibraryFoul 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 at 2 p.m. 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 be telling stories ranging from his personal experiences in the Casey Stengel, Johnny Mize, Bobby Layne and Ted Williams era, to the present day. For 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 field. Trubys talk is free and open to the public. For further information call the library at 472 2483. Dave Truby Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


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Some Zontians sat in stunned silence, others choked back tears or stifled shocked gasps as they absorbed Flores dreadful story. As a teenager, Flores fell for a boy who drugged, raped and blackmailed her with photos of the crime into sexual servitude. The boy threatened to show the photos to her father, his employer, her family, her teachers and even her priest if she did not work off the debt. Initially she thought working off the debt meant washing his car or doing his homework. But what started as a desire to protect her family turned into a nightmare of coercion, degradation and violence. For 18 months, the then 15-yearold Flores was required to be on call anytime the traffickers wanted her. The calls came mostly at night, when Flores would slip out of her familys expansive house in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit. Often barefoot, wearing no makeup, clad only in pajamas, she never knew where she was going. She only knew there would be men waiting to do unspeakable things to her young body. When they were through, her traffickers would return her to her home before dawn, when Flores would rise and try to carry on normal days at school. All the while, no one noticed something was wrong. Her father worked and traveled a great deal as an executive for a Fortune 500 company and her mother was often busy with social clubs and events. Neither noticed she was gone during her night-time absences and teachers never asked why a good student would suddenly be sleeping through classes or had become withdrawn. To keep her quiet, her tormenters followed her every move, threatened her young brothers with physical harm and, as a warning, left dead animals at her home. As she later found out, these young men were part of a crime family that operated in the Detroit area. The abuse only ended when her father was transferred to a new job and the family moved away. It was years later before she confided in anyone and only recently began to speak publically about her ordeal. The three words I hear the most when I tell my story is I didnt know, she said of her audiences. This is happening to American kids, not just foreign kids. I was a normal teenager from a normal, Irish-Catholic family. While statistics are hard to come by because human trafficking is largely an invisible crime, approximately 325,000 children are subject to sexual exploitation every year, according to government data. The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry is 11 to 12 years old. Flores said she was stirred to action several years ago as her daughter approached the age that she was enslaved. She has since authored a book, The Slave Across The Street, and founded www.TraffickFree.com, an organization dedicated to ending slavery. Flores travels the world to raise awareness of human trafficking speaking to any group that wants to hear her story, including an appearance on The Today Show in 2009. She was sponsored by Zontians Carolyn Sweeney and Karen Pati with author and activist Theresa Flores, center Author and activist Theresa Flores, left, with HTAP founder and Zontian Nola Theiss


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 20125B the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva and its service partner The Human Trafficking Awareness Project (HTAP) to attend a series of events surrounding Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January, including a class on the subject at BIG ARTS on Sanibel and public forum hosted by Edison College in Fort Myers. Both events were held on January 19. Raising awareness is the first step to ending this heinous crime, she told island Zontians. She noted that many volunteer opportunities exist locally as well as nationally for those seeking further involvement including HTAP and forums like the ones at Edison that drew hundreds of people looking to help. Educate yourself, Flores implored. Talk to your kids. Dont ignore the red flags. Be aware because now you cant say I didnt know. For further information about combatting human trafficking, visit www. TraffickFree.com or www.humantraffickingawareness.com. 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 information, visit www.zontasancap. com. Why I Give To United Wayby Chauncey GossI had always been skeptical of United Way. I viewed it as an unnecessary middle man. Then, Tom Uhler challenged me to join an allocation team. Tom knew I had experience running a non-profit and Tom knew I had experience with budgeting and he understood that once I rolled up my sleeves and dug into the United Ways allocation process, I would be a convert. He was right. United Way determines how the money it raises is to be distributed through their allocations process. That process involves nearly 300 individuals from the community who examine each of the 70 agencies and 13 United Way houses. We look at their mission, visit their location, meet with their boards and staff, examine their financials and hear from those they impact. What United Way does is promote efficiency in the non-profit world. It uses its experience and expertise to ensure that member organizations are not duplicating efforts, are not using excessive overhead and are focused on their missions. When those organizations stray from their focus due to board disagreements or professional staff disruption, the United Way is quick to reevaluate, to lend a hand and to help steer the organization back on course. The United Way protects the donor in a way no other organization can. It objectively and dispassionately evaluates each and every program it funds each and every year. With so few resources to go around, this is particularly important. Waste is a luxury we simply cant afford. Others will describe how many organizations are supported, how many people are helped and the voids that United Way member organizations fill. The reason that Allison and I are proud supporters of the United Way is because we know that our gift will be thoughtfully, efficiently and strategically targeted to do the most good in our community. Please give today to the United Way by calling 433-2000, visiting www.unitedwaylee.org or sending your check to Sanibel-Captiva United Way Campaign Chair, P.O. Box 173, Sanibel, FL 33957. Chauncey Goss


From page 1BSanibel Stoopbetween guests at two early local hotels Casa Ybel and The Matthews. Hallie Granny Matthews hosted a shell show in her hotel lobby starting in the late 1920s. By 1931, the burgeoning event moved to the Sanibel Community Associations Community House. Because its the 75th anniversary, we wanted to do something special, said Marge Meek, association president. It shows everyone this is a shell island. The week-long Shellabration! promises shellmania. On February 26, the Shell Fair & Show tradition returns to its roots at The Matthews, today the historic Island Inn. Traditions on the Beach, the inns restaurant, will host a shellegant gala. Fair activities start Wednesday with a Judges Reception Dinner at the BaileyMatthews Shell Museum. The public is invited. The following day, the three-day affair runs as it has for decades, with a free fair outside and a show ($3 donation) inside of hobby shell-crafters, professional shell artists, and scientific collections. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 200 exhibitors are expected in the 2012 competitive show. This year were going to be inundated by exhibitors, predicts Anne Joffe, Shell Show chair. The shell fair features shells and crafts for perusal and purchase. Visitors can watch shell-crafters at work, purchase snacks and enter a raffle for prizes. Shellabrations grand finale on March 4 features a local actor in the role of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, whose highly revered Gift from the Sea, written on Sanibels sister island, Captiva, compares the stages in a womans life to seashells on the beach. An ice cream social follows the one-woman play. Businesses and not-for-profits fill the weeks calendar with fossil and historic shell exhibits, guided beach walks, shelling author lectures, edible mollusk restaurant specials, specially made jewelry, and a shell-studded fashion show. 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The performance captures Anne Lindberghs extraordinary spirit, courage and calming presence. Immediately following the performance indulge in an Incredible Ice Cream Social. Enjoy ice cream accompanied by a wild 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 in our historic Community House. Stop by and visit at 2173 Periwinkle Way or call at 472-2155. Rusty Brown will portray Anne Morrow Lindbergh at The Community House on March 4 Shell Fair & Show Raffle Tickets Are On Sale NowFor a donation of $2 each or three for $5, you can be a part of this raffle to benefit The Community House. The tickets are being sold and the items are on display at The Community House. Tickets can be purchased between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drawing will be held on Saturday, March 3 at 3 p.m. You dont have to be present to win. Among the raffle prizes are: Framed original creation Seaside Garden A hint of a New England created of scallop shells and an assortment of shell flowers from various parts of the world. Designed by award-winning shell artist Goz Gosselin. Valued at $1,200. Handmade pocket watch Awardwinning artist Bill Jordan has created a commemorative pendant created in recognition of 75 years of Sanibel shell art. Watch includes sea urchin spine lettering with a miniature junonia shell center set on red velvet. Valued at $1,200. Tween Waters Inn One week vacation for two on beautiful Captiva Island due to the generosity of Tween Waters Inn. Valued at $1,000. Some restrictions apply. Sterling silver sealife Five shell collage slide with 18-inch wire donated by Congress Jewelers. Valued at $620 Floor shell lamp Five feet tall and filled with shells of the world, topped with a lovely shade. Donated by She Sells Sea Shells. Valued at $400 For more information, visit www. Shellabration2012.com, call 472-2155 or visit us at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Shellabration pocket watch by Bill Jordan


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 20128B Karen Aulino, Realtor | Pfeifer Realty GroupSanibel & Captiva Island Real Estate Sales 1630 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, Florida 33957O ce: 239.472.0004 | Cell: 239.851.5202 | Fax: 239.210.3359 Email: KarenAulino@comcast.net THE TUESDAY TOUR OF HOMES is a quick and easy way to preview several homes in a couple of hours without any pressure or hassle. It is a great way to get an overview of what homes and features are available within your price range. The tour starts at 1316 Eagle Run Dr. where youre invited to have co ee and pastries from 9am to 9:30. Your welcome to join a tour in progress anywhere in the schedule, times are exact so that you can schedule your day. 1316 Eagle Run Drive 9am to 9:30am303 Periwinkle Way, Snug Harbor D 10:15am to 10:30am4996 Joewood Drive 11:15am to 11:30am1520 Angel Drive 10:45am to 11am 1360 Eagle Run Drive 9:45am to 10am Tour Stop #1 Tour Stop #2 Tour Stop #3 Tour Stop #5 Tour Stop #4Karens Tuesday Tour of HomesTuesday, February 7th 2012If you have any questions or would like your home to be on the tour, call Karen today. SHORT SALE From page 1BAmericas Darlingbe happy to help. Working on the film has been quite labor intensive, but Ive been very impressed with how professional (Koltinsky) has been every step of the way. During the production of the film, Koltinsky and some of his team members have travelled across the country from Florida to West Virginia to Washington, DC to Iowa gathering valuable biographical information and poring through documents, cartoons and other archived Darling relics. We have discovered so many treasures, it is difficult to say which are most interesting, explained Koltinsky. In addition to finding never-before-seen film footage of Darling, we have discovered a number of original sketches and even some travel sketchbooks. These items put a new light on Darlings development as an artist, and we are developing an exhibit based on these artifacts to accompany the film. When Koltinsky shared a sneak preview of Americas Darling at Ding Darling Days, he brought with him several artifacts uncovered during research for the film, including some of Darlings original paint brushes and woodcarvings. The documentary itself, he promises, will share even more remarkable finds. Paul Tritaik, refuge manager at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, is eager to see the completed movie this fall. Americas Darling is appropriately named because it celebrates a man who brought people of different interests together for a common purpose saving Americas wildlife, said Tritaik. Ding Darling was not only a man ahead of his time. He was a man for all times. In this sense, he truly was Americas Darling. Koss, too, hopes the documentary will enlighten even more people about the remarkable environmental effort that his grandfather started many years ago. Any time a conservationist opens his or her mouth, people call them tree-huggers. My grandfather wasnt a tree-hugger. He supported America using its natural resources but to use them wisely, said Koss. He pointed out that, historically, all of the worlds greatest civilizations fell apart when they used up all of their natural resources and wound up fighting over them. According to Koltinsky, much of the credit in assembling materials both visual and audible for Americas Darling has to be shared with his Marvo Entertainment team for this production which includes Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Tom Neff, accomplished titles and branding artists Allen Hemberger and Sarah Wilson, musicians Jamie Wigginton and Seth Johnson, research and development supervisor LuAnne Cervelli along with Koltinskys long time assistant, Patricia Fralick. With 2012 marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of the conservation icon and former Captiva resident, Americas Darling may be just what America needs now: an opportunity to reflect on Darlings past in order that we may move forward. After all, Darling was a man very much ahead of his time. We believe island residents and visitors will feel a real sense of pride in Americas Darling, added Koltinsky. We hope that viewers, especially children and young people, will be personally inspired by Darlings amazing accomplishments and want to connect with nature and participate in stewardship of the planet. For more information, visit www. marvoentertainmentgroup.com or e-mail sam@marvoentertainmentgroup.com. Tony Lapi, president and CEO of Tween Waters Inn, and LuAnne Cervelli of Marvo Entertainment admire Darlings work, The Big Parade, hanging at the inns dining room Jay Darling with his grandson, Christopher Kip Koss, photographed in 1939 Marvo Entertainment research and development supervisor LuAnne Cervelli scans one of the archival treasures uncovered during the making of the documentary


YOUR ISLAND. YOUR CLUB.Offering Golf, Tennis and the Newly Revitalized Social Membership The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club is where your community comes together. Experience a challenging golf course, 13 Har-Tru tennis courts, neighborhood dining and a full social calendar! Featuring a newly renovated restaurant with all new menus, family activities and sports, a local artist gallery, junior golf and tennis programs, monthly couples events and a private pavillion.Open to the PublicPh. 239.472.3355 | www.dunesgolfsanibel.com | 949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel FEATURED MONTHLY EVENTA VALENTINES CELEBRATIONSaturday, February 18, 5:00pm-10:00pm The Dunes introduces a new romantic evening. Play the Newlywed/Oldywed Game and nd out how well you know your spouse! Five-course dinner, island dancing and an entertaining twist Call 239.472.3355 for reservations. $29++ per person. 9B ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201210B Around The Islands With AnneCricket Shop Returns; Island Graphics Goes High-Techby Anne MitchellIts time to welcome The Cricket Shop back to Sanibel for the winter season. The womens resort wear store with the big price reductions reopened January 23 a little later than usual but with deeper discounts than ever. Instead of a 30 percent reduction storewide, The Cricket Shop has cut everything by at least 50 percent and some items have as much as 90 percent off regular retail, says manager Rhea Redin.Much of the merchandise is last seasons, but youd never guess. Resort wear and swimsuits dont change much from season to season and when you can get it at half price, who cares? The line-up includes Gottex swimsuits and cover-ups; lots of great looking palazzo-style pants and long skirts in floaty fabrics; sundresses that can go from beach to dinner; Dotti coverups; and several brands of swimwear separates including tankinis and cup-size bathing suits. The store also has Fanta-sizer Look One Size Thinner suits, long-torso suits by Christina, Tommy Bahama bikinis, and SunSets. Swimsuit sizes go up to 42. Some customers are surprised and delighted to find these larger suits at a discount. I sold a pretty good amount last year and the ladies were very, very happy, Redin said. Be prepared to sift through the racks you might be surprised what brands youll find, including Palapa, David Brooks and La Blamca resort wear to name a few. Youll also find glam beaded kaftans, colorful beach bags, sandals, fun and inexpensive jewelry, casual jackets and a large selection of hats. There are lots of sandals with plenty of glitz, among them Yellow Box brand at great discounts. The Cricket Shop is in Anchor Point Plaza, 1633 Periwinkle Way, phone 395-0393. Island Graphics has taken delivery of a Konica Minolta Bizhub digital press, the very latest in high speed printing and it features green technologies. Bob Kern, owner of Island Graphics, says the press is one of maybe three in Southwest Florida. Like a proud father, Kern checks off the talents of his new workhorse. It is so sophisticated with color. For example it reads color and coordinates with the printers own computer, rather like ultrasound. It prints 70 pages a minute and holds 7,500 sheets of paper, he said. Its so good, you can program the jobs in and leave for the day and when you return next morning, the booklets, brochures, rack cards or mailings are stacked and ready. The air-assisted paper-feed system makes for seamless flow, even with coated papers, and a dehumidifying heater in the paper feed cycle helps prevent misfeeds in humid conditions. So if you have orders to print, be it newsletters, booklets, posters, banners or stickers, or whatever, get an estimate from Island Graphics. We want people to know they dont have to go off-island for their print needs, said Kern. Island Graphics is at 1630 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, phone 472-4437. The Puma family, owners of Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream has opened its latest culinary venture, Gepettos Beach Foodies, right next door to Pinocchios on Sanibels east end. Gepettos serves baked fresh daily breads and pastries, coffee, cheeses and pizza. The location is 362 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-6566.SUPER BOWL ACTIVITIESWhere can you go to share the excitement with fellow fans or take part in the rivalry between opposing supporters of the New England Patriots and New York Giants on Super Bowl Sunday? On Sanibel, there are several football fan headquarters gearing up for the big day. Their big screen TVs are at the ready and there will be food and drink specials to keep viewers energy up. Heres where some fans will gather: The Bistro @ Beachview suggests coming early Sunday to secure your seat. There will be happy hour drinks and appetizers as well as the regular menu that includes comfort food classics. The Bistro is at 1100 Par View Drive, phone 4724394. George & Wendys Corner Grill will have a Super Bowl Party. 2499 Periwinkle Way, phone 395-1263. If youre staying home for the game, Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen is offering Touchdown Take-Out so you can feed your team family style and keep yourself out of the kitchen. Choose from crowd-pleasers such as chicken Parmesan, lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, penne with sausage and pepper as well as salads and pizzas. Order by Saturday and pick up from 4 p.m. on Sunday. Call 472-1998. Jerrys Foods is offering party trays, subs, steaks, shrimp platters, beverages and desserts. Let the staff steam some shrimp while you wait. Jerrys is at 1700 Periwinkle Way, phone 472-9300.LIVE ON THE ISLANDSBy popular demand, George & Wendys Corner Grill has added karaoke on Thursdays to its entertainment line-up. On Fridays, Robbie Hutto and Chris Workman will alternate. Cips 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 Cafe 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. Colorful beach bags at The Cricket Shop Glitzy sheer kaftan Gottex gauzy dress Stylish Vix swimsuit and coordinating pareo Sunmarin black print suit and cover-up at The Cricket Shop 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.


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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201212B 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. Knit Wits Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If you knit or crochet, bring your project to the center and share tips with others. Games At The Center Bridge 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Hand & Foot 1 p.m. Tuesday Mahjongg 1 p.m. Thursday Mexican Train 1 p.m. Thursday $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. 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 onehour 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 FEBRUARY 3, 201214B 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... Beachview Mens Golf Resultssubmitted by Jack TukeyOn Saturday, January 28 the Beachview Mens group played a Member/ Member tournament. The festivities began with the annual drawing on Thursday night of parings for the event. On Saturday you found out who your partner would be for the best ball net play with a shotgun start. Ralph Barton had a great game and almost shot his age (87 and missed by one stroke) and Al Krause zeroed in on the par 3s and contributed a net 1 and a net 0. Their final net score was a fabulous 51 which gave them the winning total and first prize. Second was the team of David Canadian Smith and Long Ball Rich Rompala with a net score of 55. In third was the team of Rene the putter Lohser and Mighty Mike Martinez with a 56. At 5:30 p.m. the participants gathered at the Bistro at Beachview for cocktails, snacks and awards. President Jay Allen thanked everyone, especially the ladies for their support of the men and gave each one an early Valentine rose. On Tuesday, January 24 the men played a four-person two best ball match and the winners were the team of Fred Zimmer, Robert Byrne, Rene Lohser and Bill Blankenship with a score of 112. They were followed closely by David Lewis, Jack Schmidt, Al Krause and Dick Waterhouse with a score of 113. In third place was John Moores, Jim Mulka and Dick Chocol and a blind draw with a 116. Tuesday winners: Rene Lohser, Robert Byrne, Bill Blankenship and Fred Zimmer Team 2: Rich Rompala and David Smith Gene Taylor, assistant pro, and Ralph Barton, Saturdays winner Dunes Nifty NinersThe Dunes Golf & Tennis Club Nifty Niners event results from Thursday, January 26. Format: Quota Points Flight A 1st Val Hotchkiss +6 2nd Lesley Simmons +5 Roberta Rohl Bridget Funk Julie ONeill Mary Coddens Sue Norpell Willie Winkler 3rd Gay Nichols +3 Sue Tray Flight B 1st Joan Dyke +6 2nd Judy Evans +4 Sandra Jones 3rd Sue Altum +3 Joann McKelvey Chip-Ins/Birdies Sue Norpell #4 (chip in) Mary Coddens #7 (chip in) Joan Dyke #8 (chip in) Lesley Simmons #6 (birdie) Congratulations to all the winners.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201215B For an appointment call Linda at: 239-896-7752TAX PREPARATION SMALL BUSINESS & INDIVIDUAL BOOKKEEPING, CONDO & NONPROFIT AUDITSmpmillercpacam@comcast.net e Sanibel CPA Practice ofMichael P. Miller CPA, P.L.YOUR MOST TRUSTED BUSINESS ADVISOR PARTNERS FOR BREAST CANCER CARE TENNIS FUNDRAISER TOURNAMENT DUNES GOLF & TENNIS CLUB February 11 & 12, 2012 Entry Fee: Per Person Events: Ladies Doubles 3.0, 3.5-, 4.0-, 4.0,4.5, Open One Event$55.00 Mens Doubles 3.0 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, Open Two Events-$60.00 Mixed Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.0, 4.5, Open Includes Continental Breakfast Saturday & Sunday Lunch onSaturday TO REGISTER Call the Dunes Te nnis Shop (239) 472-3522 or mail Deadline: Entry Form to : The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club To sign up Attn: Diane Limeri Tennis Shop February 8, 2012 949 Sandcastle Road, Sanibel Island FL, 339575:00p.m.Please make check payable to: Pavel Blackwood Tennis Academy (PBTA) Event Coordinator Diane Limeri PROCEEDS WILL GO TO PARTNERS FOR BREAST CANCER CARE _________________________________________________________ Entry Form Name__________________________ Phone____________________ Address__________________________________________________ Partner _________________________ Phone____________________ Address__________________________________________________ LADIES DOUBLES 3.0___3.5-___3.5___4.0-___4.0___4.5___Open___ MENS DOUBLES 3.0___3.5-___3.5___4.0-___4.0___4.5___Open___ MIXED DOUBLES 3.0___3.5-___3.5___4.0-___4.0___4.5___Open___ PGA TipsToe Up To Toe Upby Matt Oakley, PGA Golf ProfessionalGolf can be a very simple game once we understand some basic swing principals. Golf is played toe up to toe up. This principal gives us both the direction and distance we desire in every golf shot. Before I go through how to get your club toe up to toe up, I must explain that the toe I speak of is the toe of the golf club. When you look at the face of the club, the toe is the part at the end and the heel is the end that is connected to the shaft. Here are the principals and how to get your club toe up to toe up: Position #1 When we swing the golf club back, position #1 is where the club has reached parallel to the ground, parallel to the target line and the toe of the golf club should be pointing towards the sky. When you get to position #1, if one or all of these things are not done bad things will happen at impact. If the toe is pointing up, that means the hands have done the proper amount of rotation in the backswing and you will be able to hit solid shots. From this position, simply turn your body to the top of the backswing and hit the ball. Position #2 After impact, the club reaches the exact same position on the opposite side of your body. On the follow-through, the checkpoint is when the club is again parallel to the ground, parallel to the target line and the toe of the club should be pointed towards the sky. If one or all of these things are not done, your shot will be poor. This is the basic PGA principle that golf is played toe up to toe up. Take small practice swings and check your positions in the backswing and followthough to see that you are indeed toe up to toe up. This makes hitting solid golf shots easy and simple. Please stop by the Golf Shop at The Dunes and have one of our PGA professionals help improve your game. Dunes Womens Golf MemorialDue to rain, the third round of The Dunes Womens Golf Association Memorial on January 27 was canceled and the Ice Team was declared the winner. One point separated the Fire Team and the Ice Team following two rounds. Ice Team members, from left: Noel Barbee, Mary Coddens, Nancy Greenberg, Carol Brodersen, Daphne Hellmuth, Betsy Cox, Carol Curcuru, Anne Frymoyer, Jeanne Lindman, Linda Drasnin, Linda DeFrancisco, Gussie Blue, June Muench and Joan Kent Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201216B e Law O ce ofJanet M. Strickland, P.A.23 Years Experience Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Probates & Estates Business & Corporate LawVisit Us Online at www.jmslawyer.com 472-3322 e Village 2340 Periwinkle Way Suite J-1 Sanibel, FL 33957(Located in the executive o ces behind the shops) Ft. Myers O ce Now Also Open, by Appt. Only 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. Family Owned and Operated Trusted Service Specialists (239) 472-3033 1213 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax: (239) 472-3439 Electric Repair, Installation & Upgrade Dock Lighting, Ceiling Fans & Much more Located on Island Fastest Response Time! Fully-trained, Expert Service Engineers State Certified Contractor EC0001147 Pre-Season Outlook For The Minnesota Twins Focuses On The Health Of Former All-Starsby Ed Frank(In little more than two weeks, baseballs Spring Training camps open. The following is the outlook for the 2012 Minnesota Twins, one of the Major League teams that train here.)Two names hold the key to the future of the Minnesota Twins Mauer and Morneau. The health of these former MVPs, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, and whether they can return to the all-star caliber they once performed, are big, big questions. Adding to these predominate question marks is the fact that Mauers $23-million-a-year contract and Morneaus $14 million deal represent 35 percent of the teams 25-man roster payroll. And its tough to field a division-challenging team when two players consume more than one third of its payroll. Unquestionably, its a year of rebuilding for the Twins that had won the American League Central Division Championship six times in nine years (20032010) before last seasons disastrous collapse when the team fell from 94 wins in 2010 to a shocking 99 losses in 2011. To keep Mauer off the free-agent market, the Twins made him the highest paid catcher in baseball history when he signed an eight-year $184 million contract in 2010. He had been the American League MVP the year before. However, a multitude of injuries limited him to only a substandard 82 games last year (a .287 batting average and only 30 RBIs) and Morneau played only 69 games because of an ongoing battle with concussion problems. The 2011 season disaster marked only the second losing season in the 10-year managing tenure of Ron Gardenhire and ultimately resulted in the dumping of Twins general manager Bill Smith. To the rescue came former GM Terry Ryan who resigned from burnout in 2007. The high salaries of Mauer and Morneau undoubtedly contributed to the departure via free agency of Twins stalwarts Jason Kubel, Michael Cuddyer and Joe Nathan.continued on page 30B On A RollThe Sandycappers moved into fifth place on the strength of their 10-6 win over Chalk & Awe. Captain Kevin Pottdorf said, Our goal was fourth place or better in our first year in the league. The Sanibel Caf better watch out because the Sandycappers are on a roll. Odd Ball shooter Jimbo Gaubatz managed to fight back the pain of his two cracked ribs and submerged Sanibel Cafs John Earle 4-0 to lead his Odd Ball team to a 11-5 win. Kelly Greten also went 4-0 for the winners while Odd Ball Tom Hensel picked up a rare reverse 4-0. The victory puts the Odd Balls only 33 games behind second place Bunts Ball Busters with 96 games left in the season. Odd Ball Captain Kip Buntrock emphasized that his team still has a chance due to the advanced age of the Bunts shooters who seem to be faltering in the stretch. Bathroom Magic Captain Dennis Bender led his team to a resounding 13-3 victory over Fresh Legion Crew. Bender had a perfect 4-0 as did his teammate John Gonzalez. Sanibel Cafs Pete Mindel produced the only other 4-0 match of the night. StandingTeam Name WonLost FirstBathroom Magic 18159 SecondBunts Ball Busters 17763 ThirdOdd Balls 14496 FourthSanibel Caf 115125 FifthSandycappers 103137 SixthFresh Legion Crew 96144 SeventhChalk & Awe 90150 EighthGeorge & Wendys 54186SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE Standings through January 30, 2012 Odd Balls 11Sanibel Caf5 Sandycappers10Chalk & Awe6 Bunts Ball Busters12George & Wendys4 Bathroom Magic13Fresh Legion Crew3Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201218B 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 FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 SPORTS QUIZ1. In 2010, Texas Josh Hamilton became the third Ranger to lead the A.L. in batting average for a season. Name either of the other two. 2. Who is the all-time leader in stolen bases for the Toronto Blue Jays? 3. Name the rst team to win 15 games in a regular season once the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978. 4. Which was the lowest-seeded mens basketball team to win a game in the 2011 NCAA Tournament (not counting the First Four games)? 5. When was the last time Canadian-based NHL teams won at least ve consecutive Stanley Cups? 6. In 2011, Tony Stewart became the second driver to win the rst two races in NASCARs Chase playoff format. Who was the rst? 7. Roger Federer holds the record for most singles titles won at the ATP World Tour Finals. How many has he captured?1. Julio Franco hit .341 in 1991, and Michael Young hit .331 in 2005. 2. Lloyd Moseby, with 255. 3. San Francisco went 15-1 in 1984. 4. No. 13 Morehead State beat No. 4 Louisville. 5. Canadian-based teams won seven Cups in a row between 1984 and 1990. 6. Greg Bif e, in 2008. 7. Six, including in 2011. ANSWERS Rec Center Early Bird RegistrationTake Advantage of early bird registration fees offered by the Sanibel Recreation Center. Register by Monday, February 13 for the After School programs spring trimester. The After School program runs Monday through Friday from 2:15 to 5 p.m. throughout the school year. It is available for children ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Every child registered in the After School program will receive a one year complimentary membership to the Recreation Center. This membership can be upgraded to a family membership for an additional $50. Offered again this year will be trimester payment options. The After School program registration fees for the spring trimester (February 21 to May 24) are as follows: Register by February 13 Members $176, Non-Members $211 Register on or after February 14 Members $193, Non-Members $232 A supervised seventh and eighth grade program is also available Monday through Friday from 2:15 to 5 p.m. throughout the school year with the purchase of a Recreation Center membership. Financial assistance is available to families of program participants based upon individual need. For details, call the Rec Center at 472-0345. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www. mysanibel.com. Baseball, Softball Season SignupsThe Sanibel Babe Ruth League, formerly known as the SanibelCaptiva Little League, is now registering players for their upcoming 2012 spring season. The registration fee is $75 per player ages 3 to 14, which includes uniforms, $10 discount on all clinics, family participation in family night and other fun events. The Sanibel Babe Ruth League is a member of the Babe Ruth Baseball/ Softball Program, using regulation competitive baseball and softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, Sanibel Babe Ruth League is committed to providing our participants the very best educational sports experience possible. It is their fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball or softball be afforded that opportunity. To register online or for more information, visit www. SanibelYouthBaseballandSoftball.com. Inaugural Ding Darling, Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament Coming In MayA 100 percent purse, cable network coverage and Randy Wayne Whites promise will make the inaugural Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament one of the hottest competitions on the water. Award-winning Doc Ford murder-mystery series novelist White has already signed on for fishing the tournament, in which 100 percent of the $100 entry fee will be distributed as tournament awards. Im really looking forward to the tournament, said White, a former area fishing guide. Its for such a great cause, and a good excuse to get out and meet people and find out if I can still tie a Bimini. Tournament day is Saturday, May 5. The Captains Dinner will take place the previous evening, May 4, at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach. Doc Fords, with locations on both Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach, sponsors the tournament to support the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge through the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). This is so exciting! said Marty Harrity, Doc Fords co-owner. Theres not another tarpon tournament like it in the area. Were expecting fishermen from all over Florida. Doc Fords has been a faithful supporter of our efforts at Ding Darling, helping greatly to bolster refuge programs and research to balance federal budget shortfalls, said Birgie Vertesch, DDWS executive director. Were so grateful to them for this huge effort in our behalf. For more information on the tournament, call 292-0566. Anyone interested in becoming a tournament sponsor should contact Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@ dingdarlingsociety.org.


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201219B Flag Football Players In ActionGridiron action in the Sanibel Island Flag Football League continues through February 10, when all teams will face each other in the playoffs. 49er Maria Heindle-Angelo is flagged by Giant Graham Kupsaw 49er Jacob Lemmon unleashes a pass with Giant Liam Holston defending photos by Dave Meardon Giant Camillo Lilleslaten pulls Patriots Preston Towles flag Giant Camillo Lilleslaten evades Patriots defender en route to a touchdown Dolphin Knox Deal is flagged by Giant Camillo Lilleslaten Cheerleaders bubbling with enthusiasm Patriot Devin Welsh pulls Giants Spencer Hobbs flag Packer Julian Meyers makes his move with Dolphin Knox Deal in pursuit Sanibel cheerleaders cheer on the players Giant Julia Holston eludes a defender Giant Liam Holston eludes the outstretched arm of Patriots defender Will Strange


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201220B My Stars FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of mixed signals can create an unreliable situation in which to make decisions. Best advice: Hold off on making any commitments until youre sure you know whats going on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An apparently friendly offer comes with some strings attached. Be careful not to get tied into something you dont really want. Thoroughly examine all your options before making a choice. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) If youre not careful, distractions can interrupt your best efforts. Continue to focus on what you need to do. Youll soon have lots of time to enjoy the rewards of your dedication. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Knowledge replaces suspicion as you begin to learn more about that act of betrayal. On a lighter note, someone close to you might be planning a pleasant surprise. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Control your sometimes-overactive jealousy gene before you find yourself saying or doing something that you could later regret. Best advice: Stop obsessing and move on. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Its a good time to loosen up and do something wonderful and exciting before your more reserved nature resurfaces. A message brings news of imminent change. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Cheer up. Things begin to improve significantly by mid-February. However, you might still need help to get through the rest of this sometimes-difficult period. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Something you learned last week takes on new meaning as you begin to relate it to another situation in your life. Its best to keep this matter to yourself for now. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your energy level is climbing, and so is your self-confidence. Good for you, because youll need a good dollop of both to tackle an exciting challenge on the way. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A family issue might interrupt a careerlinked project. Try to give the matter the attention it needs, but be careful not to jeopardize your workplace situation. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some self-doubt shows up this week, causing you to question your ability to handle a new challenge. But you know you can do it, and this is your chance to prove it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A personal matter requires you to be as clear and forthcoming as possible in order to avoid misunderstandings. A career move is eased with the emergence of new facts. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of reaching people that makes them feel good about themselves. You would be an excellent motivational speaker. On Feb. 7, 1812, the most violent of a series of earthquakes near Missouri causes a so-called fluvial tsunami in the Mississippi River, making the river run backward for several hours. The strongest of the aftershocks, an 8.8-magnitude, caused church bells to ring in Boston, more than a thousand miles away. On Feb. 8, 1924, the first execution by lethal gas in American history is carried out in Carson City, Nev. The executed man was Tong Lee, a member of a Chinese gang who was convicted of murdering a rival gang member. On Feb. 11, 1937, after a six-week sitdown strike by General Motors autoworkers in Flint, Mich., GM president Alfred P. Sloan signs the first union contract in the history of the American auto industry. Today, the UAW has more than 390,000 active members and more than a 600,000 retired members. On Feb. 6, 1952, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the kings two daughters and next in line to succeed him, was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, at age 27. On Feb. 10, 1962, Francis Gary Powers, an American who was shot down over the Soviet Union while flying a CIA spy plane in 1960, is released by the Soviets in exchange for the U.S. release of a Russian spy. On May 1, 1960, Powers U-2 had been shot down by a Soviet missile. Although Powers was supposed to engage the planes self-destruct system (and commit suicide with poison furnished by the CIA), he and much of the plane were captured. On Feb. 9, 1971, pitcher Leroy Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was inducted in August of that year. Joe DiMaggio once called Paige the best and fastest pitcher Ive ever faced. On Feb. 12, 1988, two Soviet warships bump two U.S. navy vessels in waters claimed by the Soviet Union. The incident between the ships took place in the Black Sea within the 12-mile territorial limit claimed by the Soviet Union. It was 20th-century American critic John Leonard who made the following sage observation: To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral consciousness. Honor grows from qualms. Youve probably never heard of the Spanish village of Lijar, located in the south of that country. This village, though, was involved in a nearly 100-year war that lasted well into the 20th century. It seems that in 1883, Alfonso XII, the king of Spain, made a state visit to Paris and received a less-than-royal welcome. Led by mayor Don Miguel Garcia Saez, the citizens of Lijar, after hearing that their monarch had been insulted and possible accosted by mobs, declared war on France. Though there were no casualties -not even any gunfire -the war lasted until 1981. That was when the town council ruled that it would end hostilities with France thanks to the warm welcome King Juan Carlos of Spain received in France in 1976. The town of Adamant, Vermont, was once named Sodom. The townspeople voted to change the name in 1905. The first portable computer was made available to the public in 1975. In this instance, however, portable was used as a relative term; the IBM 5100 weighed 55 pounds. Only 5 percent of American men report that they feel satisfied with their looks. With women, its only 1 percent. In 2008, a study was conducted in the United Kingdom to determine what, if any, effect the consumption of tomatoes had on the human bodys reaction to sun exposure. The university students enrolled in the study who consumed the equivalent of about five tomatoes per day were 33 percent less likely to get sunburned than those who ate no tomatoes. 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ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201221B 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. Home Sought For Boston TerriersLenny and Benny are neutered male Boston terriers, ages 5 and 8. They lost their mom suddenly and are looking for a new home together. Contact Dr. Lisa Neuman at 997-9663 if you are interested in adopting them. Lenny and Benny CATS & DOGS CECI Stages Trike-a-thon FundraiserRain nearly upset an annual fundraising event for the children of The Childrens Education Center of the Islands (CECI). But in the end, it was only a small delay that kept the kids from riding their bikes and tricycles to help raise funds for sick children at St. Judes Childrens Hospital. The event followed a week-long lesson in bicycle safety and was vital in teaching the children about charity and giving to those in need. This years donation to St. Judes will exceed $1,300. To date, the Childrens Education Center of the Islands has sent more than $13,300 to the hospital that is renowned for finding and sharing cures for children suffering from cancer and other catastrophic diseases. All patients at St. Judes are accepted regardless of their familys ability to pay. According to CECI, This was a wonderful way to see children helping children, and having fun doing a good deed. Owen Rose rides his bike to help sick children Rain delayed the Trike-a-thon by a few hours


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201222B Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge Exceeds GoalOn January 21, The Sanctuary Golf Club hosted the 10th Annual Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge benefitting the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. This event has grossed over $700,000 since its inception and added another $102,000 from this years event. The event included brunch, a beautiful afternoon of golf and concluded with the ever popular helicopter drop, cocktails, hors doeuvres and an awards ceremony on the patio. Committee members for this years event included Al Hanser, Ralph Clark, Gordon Coons, Terry Igo, Mike Valiquette, Ken Kouril, Drew Donnelly, head golf professional at The Sanctuary Golf Club, and honorary chairs Art and Susan Cassell. It was an honor and privilege to be a part of this event. The weather, food and golf course were perfect and a large donation to the Charitable Foundation of the Islands made it a great day, stated Art and Susan Cassell. Originally started by The Sanctuary Golf Club, general manager Ken Kouril commented, We (the members and staff) are delighted with our participation in the decade-old Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge. The community comes together to support the community. An enormous thank you to the participants and sponsors. Many thanks to the generous donors: Title Sponsor The Sanctuary Golf Club Diamond Sponsors Tom and Elaine August, Al and Sally Hanser Platinum Sponsors Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, FGCU Foundation, John and Donna Schubert, Gordon and Linda Coons, Stuart Buck, Barclays Wealth Gold Sponsors Barry Humphries, Bill and Pat LaMothe, Dick and Mary Butler, Beachview Birdie Hunters, Sweet Melissas Caf and Shaker Investments, Chip and Nancy Roach, Dale and Libby Hanson, Charlie and Gail Sheetz, Art and Susan Cassell, BB&T-Oswald Trippe & Company, Mike Gadaleta, Scott Gregory, Don and Nancy Rolley, Tim and Julie ONeill, Mary and Dick Jalkut, Follett and Anne Carter, Jeff and Suzanne Springer, Butch and Jackie Bingham, Sandy and Colin Black, Steve and Debbie Klug, Sanibel Home Furnishings, Ray and Diane Knight, John and Kay Morse (on behalf of F.I.S.H. of Sanibel), Stroemer & Company, PA, Bill and Judy Cheney, Hodges University, Jim and Patty Sprankle, Errett Management, Inc., Jay and Cathy Sleiter, Gordon and Mo Rains Helicopter Sponsors Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company, Dave and Judy Baum Lunch Sponsors Bank of the Islands, Roger and Lori Bahnik, Ralph and Carolyn Clark, Paul and Lucy Roth, Case Pearlman Drink Sponsors Bob and Sara Berendt, Alan and Joan Klutch, Roger and Lori Bahnik Special Sponsors Darlene and Bob Duvin, Bob and Cynthia Hammersmith, Richard and Linda Green, Robert and Dixie Bowden, David and Ellen Raisbeck, Mickey and Becky Ciriello, Red Rock Ranch-Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Bob and Sara Berendt Hole Sponsors Chuck and Helen Ketteman, Henderson Franklin Law Firm, Judy and Gerry Risch, Dave and Sally Walther, Lily & Co. Jewelers, Vince and Marilyn Conoscenti, Ken and Virgina Trudell, Bill and Cathie Thiede, Sheridan and Dick Snell, Tom and Jan Knowlton, The Lopardo Family, Jack and Michelle Cunningham, Ralph and Carolyn Clark, Garry and Barbara Scheuring, Bonnie and Al Koch, Manny and Jo Fernandez, Jon and Gretchen Heinrich, Ken and Pam Monahan, The Bird Brain on Bird Lane, Joel and Shirley Levine, Charlie and Linda Adams, Tim and Jean Cadman, R.T. and M.N. Lewis, Ken LaMotte, Kathy LaMotte, Heidrick & Co. Insurance, Steve and Mary Paige Abbott, Tween Waters, Steve and Lena Brown, Joe and Ellen Thomas, Tom and Barb Dunham, Sanctuary Past Presidents Club, Ray Verdon, Susan Verdon, Rosanne and Gary Oatey, AJ and Sunny, Baileys General Store, Baileys Center, John and Denice Beggs, Beggs Realtors, Royal Shell Properties, John and Judy Pryor (on behalf of F.I.S.H. of Sanibel), Ginny Flemming, Bob and Sara Berendt, Congress Jewelers, Mike Kelly, Paul and Brenda Schneider. If you would like more information about the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, contact Al Hanser at 472-8300. For information about The Sanctuary Golf Club, contact Sheryl Tatum at 322-5182 or statum@sanctuarygc.net. Cocktail party and helicopter ball drop Art and Susan Cassell, honorary event chairs, address the crowd


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201223B Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Bonita BayBonita Springs1999 10,5053,650,0003,148,414 86 Gulf Shores Sanibel1972 4,338 1,900,0002,134,190 16 Fa Lanes BayviewCaptiva1999 2,523 1,499,9001,300,0001,445 Sanibel Estates Sanibel1981 3,507 1,395,0001,250,000 147 Pelican LandingBonita Springs2000 2,665 899,000750,000 148Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs1999 2,732 739,900690,000 93 Water Shadows Sanibel1974 2,047 685,000600,000 154 Pelican LandingsBonita Springs1992 2,062 549,900500,000 143 Siesta IslesFort Myers Beach1990 5,061 649,000480,000 220 Siesta IslesFort Myers Beach2000 1,634 469,000450,000 83Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Final Zone 6 Brazilian Pepper Pick-Up Scheduled For February 16 And 17In coordination with the City of Sanibels island-wide Brazilian Pepper Eradication Program and the citys waste hauler, Veolia, a free curbside pickup for Brazilian pepper debris is scheduled for Thursday, February 16 and Friday, February 17 for all properties in Zone 6. Zone 6 includes all properties between Rabbit Road and Jamaica Drive from the gulf to the bay and was designated by city council as a voluntary removal zone in July 2010. All property owners within Zone 6 wishing to take advantage of this service should have their pepper debris curbside the evening of February 15 prior to pick-up. Unbundled debris (i.e. no bags, string, etc.) should be cut to a reasonable size (less than six feet) and placed in organized piles at the curb, according to city officials. Debris should not be located directly under overhead utility lines. This service is for Brazilian pepper debris only. If other vegetative debris is mixed with pepper, waste management crews will not pick up the pile. This will not change regularly scheduled pick-up of vegetative waste. This will be the final free Brazilian pepper curbside pickup for Zone 6. Shortly, the Natural Resources Department will be seeking city councils authorization to designate Brazilian pepper removal in Zone 6 as mandatory and will begin Code Enforcement action on all properties with Brazilian pepper remaining. Officials encourage all Zone 6 residents to take immediate advantage of this cost saving incentive. To learn more about the citys Brazilian Pepper Eradication Program or to obtain a list of licensed Brazilian pepper removal contractors, contact Holly Downing in the Natural Resources Department at 472-3700. FGCU Small Business Development Center To Host Writing For The WebThe Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with AdSource, a full service marketing firm, hosts a two-hour seminar and interactive Q&A on writing for the web. The seminar will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 9 in the FGCU Cohen Center (Student Union), Room 247. Cost is $10 per person, and is free for FGCU students and faculty. Kitt Walsh, CEO of www.Behind Blogs.com and regular contributor to CNN Money and The Wall Street Journal, will discuss the myths about keywords, how to use bullets and subheads, why the I is all-important, and the importance of intellectual property. Walsh will also cover what is the right length for a blog, the importance or not of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, and when to consider hiring an ad agency. Attendees who would like constructive criticism on their existing business blog or website, can send a link or any content they plan to publish to behindblogs@gmail. com. During the seminar, Walsh will discuss with the group how the content may be made more effective for the web. To register, go to www.sbdcseminars.org or call 745-3700 for more information. 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! ITS THE EXPERIENCE! JUNONIA OF SANIBEL NEW! To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


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 Retired architects house on waterfront double lot, walk to West Gulf area beaches. Low elevated one story 4/3 home with den, sauna and handicap elevator. Landscaped low-maintenance grounds feature native vegetation and privacy. Private elevated heated pool overlooks waterway and island wildlife in desirable near beach West Rocks subdivision. Price $949,000 Call Steve for Showing ITS THE EXPERIENCE! ON WATER REDUCED 472-2853Tile samples to your door!Tile, Marble, Stone, with remodels & repairs A Specialty! SANIBEL CREATIVE TILE CO.Lic. & Ins.Celebrating our 30th year on Sanibel & Captiva ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Superior InteriorsAccent Prone by Cindy MalszyckiAlthough a supporting player for years, accent furniture has recently taken spotlight status as the star in home dcor. Certainly, it still serves the purpose of providing interest in an already functional room, but more often these days designers are using accent furniture for all their furniture needs. Gone are the days of the matching suites dominance. In fact, the seeming consensus holds that the matching suite of furniture is a somewhat dull design option. Intriguing designs in a wide range of prices make accent furnishings the perfect choice for those homeowners seeking a change. If you usually play it safe by having everything match, now is the time to step out of your comfort zone and dare to be eclectic. In the living room, if you have matching tables, chairs and lamps divide and conquer. Remove one or two of your wood tables and replace with a glass-topped, iron-based table. Add a single ottoman or a chair covered in a dramatic animal print. Eliminate one of a pair of table lamps and substitute with a stately floor lamp. If all your upholstered furniture sports the same fabric, break the monotony by recovering one or two pieces. When stuck with a suite of bedroom furniture, you can make a striking difference by changing the bed. Introduce a sumptuous padded headboard or an impressive iron canopy bed. Break the set of night tables and replace one with a rectangular skirted table, a round-tiered table or a painted chest. In your dining room, replace the two end chairs with fully upholstered ones that are of a different style and color than the side chairs. Or eliminate the breakfront and replace it with a beautifully printed buffet and a grand mirror. Conveniently, with the addition of todays array of unique accent pieces, you can work around many of your existing furnishings to spice up your homes dcor. Call your personal decorator to find out more. Cindy Malszycki is an interior decorator on Sanibel. She can be reached at cindy@decden.net. My Ode To Sanibelby Bryan HayesWeve really had a great winter here on Sanibel only one night of freezing temps so far and we have just officially kicked off February! Im willing to bet that most of you have seen significant reductions in your heating or air conditioning bills since the weather has been so mild. And, of course, I kept prepping all these heating related articles for my column... only to have my efforts thwarted by this great weather. I cant complain, of course. I dont mind saving some money on my energy bill. Most of the past few days and nights have been perfect for opening up windows and letting some of that stale and recycled air out of our homes. So take advantage the forecasts continue to look great with days in the lower 80s and nights in the mid 50s. I definitely dont mind the warmer days, because as you probably already guessed, thats what keeps me in business. And since Im in the business of cooling, a really cool thing to happen to us was a huge nod from Arthur Frommer himself, who named Sanibel Island number one among his favorite places to visit in the world. It was nice to see us beat both Paris and Bali on his list. As a resident and business owner, I couldnt be prouder of our island. I know how much we who live and work here appreciate our community and want it to continue to thrive. Receiving this great recognition only confirms what hard work and dedication can really mean. Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air conditioning contractor. He also owns, with his brother Todd, an electrical business on Sanibel. He can be reached at Bryan@Sanibelair.com. Dont Be A Water Wasterby Laura Zocki Puerto, LCEC Public Relations Specialist Just as electricity is one of lifes most important necessities, so is water. As with all important things, it is essential to use it in moderation. You can save money, energy and the environment by becoming water wise. LCECs energy experts suggest the following tips for saving water: Think twice before you flush Dont flush your toilet to simply get rid of an insect or tissues. Dont turn your bathtub into a swimming pool You dont need a full tub of water to get clean. Aim at filling the tub with only as much water as you need. A quarter is usually all you need. Cut down on your shower time Did you know that a five minutes shower can use upwards to 50 gallons of water? Check for leaks in your toilets Leaks can be costly. To check for a toilet leak, drop a small a food coloring into the tank. Wait a few minutes and do not flush. If color appears in the toilet bowl, it may be time to invest in a new flapper for your tank. Use your kitchen sink wisely Whether you are cleaning veggies or washing dishes, use the sink stopper. By washing things at once and all together, you are showing serious water wisdom. Refrigerate tap water for drinking water Rather than running the faucet until the water gets cold enough to drink, fill a container and refrigerate it. Use a bucket when washing your car Leaving the hose running when washing your car is a huge water waster. Use a bucket instead. It is estimated that over 600 gallons of water is used for a 20-minute car wash. For extra protection against hose leakage, install a spring shut-off pistol grip nozzle onto your hose. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201224B




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There are important philosophical, physical and instructional characteristics to examine when one is choosing a new school. You want to make sure that any school you select is accredited. You can ask to see a copy of the schools accreditation. Make sure that the accreditation is from a reputable agency. Of course you will want to look at the curriculum to make sure that it covers all core academic areas and also provides for the arts, physical education and other opportunities. Another thing to look at as you evaluate various schools is their mission statement. Does the mission statement support your beliefs and ideas? Is it something that you and your family will support? Take a close look at what is being said and then ask for examples on how it is realized at school. For an efficient smart classroom, there are features that need to address the basic shell of the room, the teachers space and the students independent and collaborative learning spaces. There are six crucial elements that make for a successful smart classroom according to Isaac Herskowitz, director of New York-based Touro Colleges instructional technology program. These elements include desks and furniture that must support collaboration, classrooms that must have ample electrical outlets, teachers who must have a smart teacher lectern, lighting that needs to be easy to control, physical space that goes beyond a single classroom, and the school needs fewer expansive gathering areas and more smaller common areas to increase student collaboration. Amber Raskin, a director of the Santa Clarita Valley International School, a K-12 Tuition-Free Public Charter School where their mission statement is Inspiring Lifelong Learners With the Skills to Thrive in the 21st Century. She says that the modern-day classrooms design should revolve around the idea that students should no longer be sitting alone at desks spitting out answers to a teacher who stands behind a podium. Today, we must create spaces where students can collaborate and participate, in real-life environments where they can learn how to work on teams; thats what theyll be doing in the work world. The increased use of smart technology has created a new set of needs, concepts and principles in providing a highquality classroom experience and it will take a while for all schools to catch up with these new concepts and principles. The key here is to make sure that if a school says that it wants to use technology to the utmost as the core instructional methodology, the school must be moving to a collaborative model of teaching and learning for its students. 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. Voices Of Naples Scholarships Now AvailableVoices of Naples, a local community chorus, is accepting applications for tuition assistance for outstanding area high school seniors to further their college or university goals with a major in vocal music. Over the past five years, Voices of Naples has awarded more than $21,000 in scholarships. Once again, this year an award up to $3000 will be awarded to one or more deserving applicants. Recipients will be chosen from graduating high school seniors in Collier and Lee county public and private schools, private vocal students from area vocal teachers, and will be open to home schooled students as well. Auditions will be held by appointment on the evening of Monday, April 2 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive in Naples. Winner(s) will be selected from applicants based on submitted written materials and an audition before the selection committee. Results will be mailed to all applicants no later than the first week of May. Applicants are asked to prepare one art song of a classical genre, and one piece of any genre of personal choice to illustrate vocal ability in regard to technique, range, and expression. At least one of the selections must be in English, and both must be memorized. Each applicant is responsible for his own accompaniment. All applications must be received by March 8. For questions or further information, contact artistic director Dr. Douglas Renfroe at 689-5965 or visit www.voicesofnaples.org. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201227B Im in the C Concourse elevators in one of the many buildings at the MD Anderson Cancer Center complex in Houston, Texas, riding up to the 10th floor where my mother is undergoing treatment following her second bone marrow transplant in seven years. A young girl, about the age of my youngest daughter shes maybe 11 or 12 years old is holding her own mothers hand riding up the elevator with me. The girl is bald and somewhat frail looking, a hospital ID bracelet wrapped around her skinny wrist. I smile at her and she smiles back. Then my eye catches her mothers eye. The mother doesnt have to say anything. I can see it. Shes scared to death. But shes also putting on the bravest face she can for her young daughter. I dont know what to say, and my eyes begin to well up with tears. She looks at me with an understanding glance, and then very softly shakes her head. I quickly punch the next floors button, even though thats not my destination. I exit the elevator and as soon as the doors shut behind me, I break into sobs. There are a lot of young kids like that here. The physical and emotional trauma of leukemia treatment is bad enough when you have someone whos lived a life, like my mother has. But when you see young children and teenagers, it breaks your heart. And the financial toll on these families is devastating. In my parents case, they have been living in Houston now for four months, and may have another two months to go before they can return to Florida assuming my mothers recovery continues well. Each patient requires a caretaker to get them around as the treatments are physically debilitating. MD Anderson wont admit someone unless they have a full-time caretaker with them. In the case of families with children, it is often the case where one of the parents has to quit their job and move to a place like Houston, where one of these major cancer research centers exists. Later that day, I noticed the mother from the elevator downstairs in the hospital cafeteria. Her daughter wasnt with her as she was up in a treatment room receiving one of her many daily intravenous drips. I sat down at the table next to her and apologized for welling up with tears in front of them. She was gracious, saying that her daughter didnt notice. We had a nice conversation. The family lives in Oklahoma, and there are two other children back home. Her husband is holding down the fort but its hard. She described how the insurance companies deny payments all the time, and that she has to battle them frequently. They applied for state aid, which has been slow in coming. Theres actually an estate planning point to this story. If you have children or grandchildren who are on state aid for some reason maybe its from a disability, or perhaps they have a terrible illness, your estate plan shouldnt normally make standard distributions to them. Instead, when you leave them amounts in your estate plan, you should consider building a special type of trust that will not disqualify them from receiving state aid. The worst thing that can happen, for example, is that you leave a grandchild a $10,000 distribution which disqualifies them from state aid. In other words, you leave them enough to disqualify them from receiving aid, but not enough to support them through a tragedy. Because no one knows what the future brings, it is often a good idea to build in a springing special needs trust into your will or revocable trust should such a circumstance arise. The springing special needs trust is designed to spring into place and replace an outright or general needs trust provision for a beneficiary who hits hard times. Otherwise, the inheritance that you leave the beneficiary might disqualify them if they have applied for aid, or the state government agency that is paying the aid may demand restitution up to the amount of inheritance. Another estate planning item that you may want to consider for your children and grandchildren is to consider making, to the extent that you have the ability, lifetime gifts to pay for health insurance. Provided the payment is made directly to the health insurance company, the gift is considered tax free and does not count towards the additional $13,000 tax free gift you may make annually. In todays economic hard times, many families dont carry adequate health insurance. When one is laid off their job, the COBRA law requires that employers continue to offer the employee their health insurance plan. But once unemployed the employee has to shoulder the entire expense of the policy. For families, the expense may be $1,500 a month or more. Once unemployed, many families cant afford to make mortgage payments, nonetheless continue on with health insurance. Should someone in the family later become seriously ill, there are no resources to pay for the care that may be urgently required.continued on page 28B Will PowerThe Little Girl Wearing The Hospital Braceletby Craig R. Hersch, Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Attorney; CPA


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201228B deaRPharmacistControl Your Stress Naturallyby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Youve said that stress causes higher levels of the hormone cortisol and that causes weight gain and disease. I have lost my home and dealing with the emotional fallout and the anguish of scaling down and moving. How can I control cortisol as I deal with this grief? My good health is all I have left. ML, Palm Beach, Florida Sorry about your loss. Cortisol is produced by your adrenal glands and helps regulate the speed at which you turn food into fuel, and hence your blood sugar levels; it supports immune function and bone health. Its not a bad guy unless it gets too high, or flat-lines after prolonged periods of stress. Stress is by far the number one reason that cortisol levels become elevated. Excessive amounts cause you to hold weight in your mid-section (think belly fat). High cortisol means more infections and higher incidence of hypertension, osteoporosis (brittle bones), reflux, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and stroke. Stress can make you terribly sick by upping your cortisol hormone. Conventional medicines answer is usually a benzodiazepine-type of tranquilizer such as Xanax, Valium or Ativan which provides a quick fix. Supplements help you with the stress response better because they dont cause addiction, and they can lower cortisol unlike drugs. Reducing cortisol is good for your waist line. Even if you cant eliminate stress, and have to go through it, you can still improve your bodys response to the stress. This is important. Make the word adaptogen your best friend because adaptogenic herbs are your best solution to stress. Four of my favorite are ashwagandha, ginseng, rhodiola and gotu kola. Well-designed scientific studies have revealed undeniable stress-relieving qualities. You should not need all four, just pick one to try based on its other properties and potential side effects. Ask your doctor if its right for you before buying them at the health food store. Google these herbs to learn about them. Its okay to switch them out every few months. Adaptogens often take a few weeks to begin working. Ashwagandha improves endurance, provides instant calm, fights fatigue, reduces inflammation and enhances sex drive. Panax ginseng also enhances sex drive, while improving energy levels, mental focus and well-being. Rhodiola, which thrives in freezing cold Siberia, improves stamina, cognitive function, melancholy and ability to cope. Gotu kola herb offers a mild, relaxing sense of virtual euphoria. Take gotu kola when you need it to kick back and relax, the way you might enjoy a glass of wine. Speaking of alcohol, this may be an effective stress-reducer but its going to make a mess of your cortisol over time. Id prefer you drink green tea; in most people that provides instant calm. Treat yourself to massage. In 2005, University of Miami researchers reviewed some scientific studies and found that a single massage can reduce cortisol levels by an amazing 31 percent. Yoga is another way to find peace and calm. More meditation means less medication. 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. From page 27BWill PowerIf you are fortunate enough to have the resources necessary for your family members to maintain good health insurance policies, you might consider discussing these issues with your loved ones. Because little girls wearing hospital bracelets need all the help they can get. Craig R. Hersch. Learn more at www.sbshlaw.com. Advisory Board Announces Officers For 2012The Advisory Board of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is proud to announce its newly elected officers for 2012: Chairman Marshall T. Bower, president and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Vice Chair Sharon M. Thompson, leading shareholder, Hughes Snell & Co., P.A. Secretary Gilda A. Suarez, community representative The Advisory Board of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is an advisory and support organization. The role of the board is to serve as ambassadors on behalf of The Childrens Hospital. The board also serves to provide advice and guidance to The Childrens Hospital administration team regarding matters related to marketing, public relations and fundraising. Healthy Heart Month ActivitiesHealthy Heart Month will include the following activities during Week One: Thursday, February 2 American Heart Association information table at the Sanibel Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Friday, February 3 Ding Darling Refuge Indigo Trail Hike 10 a.m. (meet at the flagpole) Saturday, February 4 Backyard Games at Sanibel Community Park from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 5 Yoga at the Sanibel Recreation Center from 1 to 2 p.m. The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information, call 472-0345 or visit www. mysanibel.com. 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. 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Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizCan you see your eyelids? Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. Before Before After After Natasha, COAISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201229B


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201230B 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 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, We were thrilled when our daughterin-law told us she was pregnant with her second child. The medical procedure she had to help her become pregnant worked. However, three months later we were told the heart-breaking news that all the tests showed their child would be severely handicapped. The doctors told her an abortion would be available to her if she decided to go that route. It is against our religious beliefs to even consider an abortion, so now it is being left to God to give us the strength we need. My daughter-in-law, our son, her parents and my husband and I are all going through a terrible, worrisome time. Do you have any suggestions to help us cope? Sylvia Dear Sylvia, I am sorry to hear about your family situation. Just as our ethics, morals and beliefs guide our behavior and actions, the same ethics, morals and beliefs provide comfort and support during difficult times. I cannot even begin to understand the journey ahead for your family. My thoughts are with you all. Pryce Dear Sylvia, I am so sorry about this developing problem. It is only in recent years that families know in advance about the condition of a developing child. Handicapped children are accepted in many families with open arms and love; in others, it is extremely difficult. It is difficult for mothers, fathers, siblings and grandparents. Many marriages cannot survive and the financial costs can be enormous. It is time for you to come to terms with your own feelings and ask yourselves if you can accept the burden and the responsibility. Professional counseling by a licensed mental health professional may help you consider all of the available options. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 16BPre-SeasonRyan, who earned the reputation as one of the shrewdest evaluators of talent in baseball as well as a master wheeler and dealer, has been forced to patch together a roster with some low-level signings such as pitchers Jason Marquis and Joel Zumaya. The injured Mauer was often switched to first base last year, and as a result, catching was a major problem with two fill-ins batting below .200. Ryan did move to correct the situation this year by signing free-agent backstop Ryan Doumit. Morneaus lingering concussion problems will result in his likely shift to designated hitter with Mauer assuming added first base duties to save wear and tear on his knees. However, the Twins report that the M&M boys have returned to good health. Hopefully this is true. For without strong production from Mauer and Morneau, it could be another long season for the Twins faithful. Twins Former Manager Tom Kellys Number 10 to be retired Twins former manager Tom Kelly, who managed the club from 1986 to 2001, winning the World Series in 1987 and 1991, will be honored later this year with a special celebration to retire his No. 10. Kelly is the clubs all-time leader with 1,140 managerial wins and a postseason record of 16-8. Hall of Famers to Compete in 2012 Ace Group Classic The field for the February 17 to 19 Ace Group Classic will include five Hall of Famers along with defending champion Bernard Langer and local area residents Peter Jacobsen and Fuzzy Zoeller. They will join Hall of Famers Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Nick Price, Curtis Strange and Larry Nelson for the 25th anniversary of the prestigious tournament at the Twin Eagles Club in Naples. In addition, the tournament received a commitment from Dan Forsman who won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201231B Voted Best Pharmacy on the Island 4 years in a row!ISLAND PHARMACY Over 9,000 Insurances Accepted and All Medicare D We carry nebulizers, crutches, wound care 239-472-6188Every Day Items Also! We specialize in Customer Satisfaction Caring for you and about you2330 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 12 Sanibel Island, FL 33957Fax 239-472-6144 We are ready for all your island needs with: Specially Formatted Bite & Itch Lotion Natural NoSeeUm Repellent We also offer rental of Walkers, Wheelchairs Crutches Special Orders Welcome Deliveries Available Bite and Itch Lotion Small Store Feel, National Chain Heath MartPHARMACY Periwinkle Way Palm Ridge Road Periwinkle Way In the Hungry Heron Plaza In the Hungry Heron Plaza Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore Pharmacists Reggie Mathai and Burl Sizemore TM/MC JD Powers Award Dr. DaveRings Of Fireby Dr. Dave HepburnWhile living on the remote and primitive island of Tanna in Vanuatu in 1995, my four fearless/ feisty/foolish kids and I ventured up the side of a large, nasty volcano named Mt. Yasr. This volcano is so dangerous that were it located in any place in the world other than Tanna, wed not be allowed within two time zones of it. But here, nobody cares how stupid you are, and being second to no one in that category, I edged up the peak to peek over the edge and into the earths fiery furnace. While we stood/cowered/bargained with the Lord there, the earth beneath our feet suddenly gave a mighty groan. Yasr first rumbled, then belched and then to the great alarm of our souls/ minds/bladders it suddenly exploded with a terrifying bellow! We fell to the ground, certain that we were about to be shot heavenward/dumped into the river Styx. Massive lava boulders the size of Cadillacs/Rhode Island/Rosie flew straight up over our heads. They seemed to hover in mid-air for a moment and then, throttled by gravity, came crashing back, falling either into the boiling cauldron or onto the ground where we lay quivering like frightened felines. No sooner did we retrieve our mercury/amalgam/dentures then it exploded again! We flew/scurried/cart-wheeled down the mountainside as fast as 40 pounds of goosebumps clinging to our carcasses would allow. While stumbling down the slope, dodging the meteor shower, we vowed to never return. Mt. Yasr claimed three lives during the time I lived at its base, and at its mercy. While I had the sobering opportunity to live in the South Pacifics infamous ring of fire you may have the sobering realization that a ring of fire lives in many of you. A string of volcanoes, many ready to erupt, rumble within our arterial system, with a particularly dense collection lining our coronary and cerebral arteries. Known as atheroma, these volcanoes are the number one cause of death in the civilized world. Atheroma comes from the Greek for porridge. I can still hear my sweet wee Scottish gran Eat yer bloody atheroma ere yer kiltll fall down about yer lily-white ankles, exposin yer lily-white... umm... knickers. which of course is something no self-respecting son of Scotland could bear. The core of the atheroma is a porridge-like soft, lipid-rich material that is built up by too much LDL cholesterol. The volcano is covered by a fibrous cap that keeps it from erupting. This sclerotic (hard) fibrous cap is what causes hardening of the arteries, a condition also known as atherosclerosis. This cap, however, is eroded by inflammation from smokings free radicals, LDL cholesterol itself, infections (like gingivitis) and even high blood pressure, which can sheer the cap right off. The rupture of Mt. Atheroma into the blood stream is stemmed by platelets and sticky buns, which clot over the volcano, seemingly a good thing. But in a classic case of the fix being worse than the problem it is this clot that kills! The rupture/clot is so large that it shuts off all blood flow in the artery giving its owner a heart attack or stroke. Soon, Mr. LDL Bloggins is getting his photo in the local paper followed by several kind phrases he never heard in life that include the words beloved/suddenly/probate. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. 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 Got A Problem? Dr. Connie Is Inby Constance ClancyQ: I am exploring the possibility of getting some counseling and I would like to know the difference between behavior therapy and cognitive therapy.A: Exploring the possibility of counseling is a positive direction for you because sometimes we need someone who can be objective and a good fit to assist with lifes challenges. Behavior is a type of therapy that focuses on changing unwanted or unhealthy behaviors, typically using a system of reinforcement, rewards, of positive behavior and desensitization. Desensitization is a process of confronting something that causes anxiety, fear or discomfort and overcoming those responses. For example, if you have anxiety about the spread of germs that triggers you to excessively wash your hands, it would be helpful to learn techniques to stop your excessive hand washing. Cognitive therapy is designed to help you identify and change distorted thought (cognitive) patterns that can lead to feelings and behaviors that are troublesome, self-defeating and selfdestructive. It is based on the premise that how you interpret your experiences in life determines the way you feel and behave. If you suffer from depression, you might see yourself in a more negative light which only worsens the depression. Like behavior therapy, cognitive therapy focuses on your present issue rather than addressing underlying past issues. Unlike behavior therapy, however, your experiences are an important part of the cognitive therapy process. 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. Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY CUSTOM HOME BUILDER We do it all from repairing a door to adding a 2nd FloorNew Construction TooP. O. Box 922 Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax (239) 472-8449DeCorte FourCustom Home Builders, Inc. Ph (239) 472-8446 DeCorteFour.com Ron DeCorte #CBC058483ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201232B PET SITTING Island Pet SittingKelly TyrrellIsland Resident395-9999kellykelly07@aol.com CONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable DependableCONTRACTORS 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 & Operated CONSTRUCTION/REMODELING UPHOLSTERY 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 CAPTIVA COMPUTERS REMODELING Custom RemodelingCook & Son, Inc. Kitchen Baths Carpet Tile Hardwood Concrete Restoration Water Proo ng Stucco Plumbing Electrical O ce: 472-9137 Cell: 691-8445CGC1507121 Top Producer AwardsSouth Seas Sanibel & Captiva Properties announced its Top Producer Awards for 2011 fourth quarter and year end: Full Ownership Sales for the fourth quarter goes to Mary Ann Cowart. Full Ownership Sales Top Producer of the Year award goes to Mary Ann Cowart. Timeshare Sales for the fourth quarter goes to Rick Barnes. Timeshare Sales 2011 Top Producer of the Year award goes to Virginia Dundore. ISLAND SUN BUSINESS NEWSMAKERS Virginia Dundore Ric Barnes Mary Ann Cowart New Team MembersJohn Naumann and Ray Ochester announce the addition of LeAne and Ken Suarez to the John Naumann & Associates JNA family. LeAne and Ken Suarez and their assistant Robin Bennett are going to be a great addition to our team, said John Naumann, president and broker of JNA. LeAne Suarez Ken Suarez Read us online at 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 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: 841-4302NEW HOMES, REMODELING & ADDITIONS New Homes Consulting Remodeling Contracting P.O. Box 143 Sanibel Island, FL Phone: 239-472-2601 Fax: 239-472-6506 BUILDING CONTRACTOR Helenbrook Homes, Inc.Licensed & InsuredCerti ed Building ContractorCBC026067Serving Sanibel & Captiva for the last 25 yearsNew Homes Remodeling FramingDave Helenbrook 239 / 466-4030 TRAVEL AGENCY Leigh Klein OwnerSanibel, FL 239.472.3171AllWaysTravel@LeighKlein.comCruises, Vacation Packages Leisure & Corporate TravelCOMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY / ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201233B


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.comIMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusDESIGNERS 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.# S3-12238TREE & LAWN CARE Sanibel Family Owned & Operated Licensed & Insured / www.enviromow.com Complete Landscaping Services Tree Service and Pepper Clearing Lawn Care Landscape Trimming & Pruning Fertilization Weed Maintenance Mulch Applications Property Clean up239-896-6789IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS 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 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 Care 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 HINTERIOR DESIGN 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 (239) 395-2525 Fax (239) 395-2373 Toll Free: 1-866-395-2525 beachfloordecor@aol.comVerticals Mini Blinds Draperies Wallpaper Furniture Ceramic Wood Appliances Interior Painting Custom Cabinets Upholstery Kitchen & Bath RemodelingSanibel Design CenterPam Ruth V.P. Interior Design (Cell) 239-850-4128PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY ISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201234B San-Cap Kiwanis Supports Low Income Students Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis granted more than $7,600 to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools to purchase a Take Stock in Children scholarship for a needy student. Take Stock in Children is a scholarship and mentoring program for low-income, at-risk students in the public school system. Students are awarded in sixth or ninth grade, and sign contracts along with their parents promising to remain crime and drug free, maintain good grades and behavior, and meet with an assigned mentor on a regular basis through high school graduation. Upon graduation, students are awarded a four year college tuition scholarship. We have been a part of this program since its inception and are pleased with the success rate of these students, said Tom Louwers, a member of SanibelCaptiva Kiwanis. Our members have been involved as mentors as well over the years, and we fully support what this program does for disadvantaged youth in Lee County. Take Stock in Children is a state-wide program that was implemented in Lee County in 1995. Locally, Take Stock in Children has a 95 percent success rate for students in the program graduating high school, and entering post-secondary education. Every student that enters the program is matched with an adult mentor that meets with them regularly on school grounds, during school hours. Every dollar raised locally is matched by the state to purchase college scholarships for the deserving students in the program. For more information about this program or to schedule an interview with Marshall T. Bower, Esq., call Janelle Beaber at 337-0433 or e-mail Janelle@ leeschoolfoundation.org. Community Fair And Retail ExpoThe Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Community Fair and Retail Expo on Sunday, February 5. It will take place at The Community House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Major sponsors are Gold Sponsor Tween Waters Resort and Silver Sponsor, Island Vacations. There will be a giant slide and other outdoor activities plus 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. Anyone interested in being a part of this community event or taking a boothmay contact Bridgit Stone-Budd, director of marketing, at 472-8255 or email services@sanibel-captiva.org. 75th Annual SANIBEL SANIBEL SHELL FAIR SHELL FAIR & SHOW & SHOWMarch 1st, 2nd and 3rd


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY SCRAMBLERS KING CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU SUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS COMPUTER SERVICES POOL 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 # CPC1457386GENERAL 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 REMODELINGCONTRACTORS 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 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 PERSONAL TRAINER SanFit Training Free ConsultationStrength Weight Management BalanceLaura McGowan Personal Trainer Conditioning Coachlaura@sanfittraining.com 239 464 7876 www.sanfittraining.com 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. DarabanISLAND SUN FEBRUARY 3, 201235B


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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 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. Pr iced 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) 728-1971 RR 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 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 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 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.com RS 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 LOST 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 TENNIS LESSONS Tennis Lessons. Racquet stringing & regripping; Pick Up & Delivery (24 Hour Service). USPTA certi ed. Tony Fittipaldi 239-896-6385. NS 2/3 CC 2/3 OFFICE FURNITUREOf ce Furniture for sale. Wooden 4 drawer desk, computer desk, supply cbt., almost new of ce chair, bookcase. Call 472-0536NR 2/3 CC 2/3 BALDWIN PIANO & BENCHVertical console oor model. Satin Mahogany Finish. Factory Condition. Moving, must sell. $4,500. 239-728-3743NR 2/3 CC 2/3 YORKSHIRE PUPPIESCKC registered, shots and vet health certi cate. $600. We are not breeders, parents on site. 239-240-3526RR 2/3 CC 2/3 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of MISH DESIGN & PUBLISHING, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of P.O. Box 2367, Fort Myers, FL 33902 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 3rd Day of February 2012. Michael HeiderNR 2/3 NC 2/3 TIMESHARE FOR SALESanibel Beach Club II, 2 bd, 2 ba, lower unit, week 7 $26,000 651-226-1708 mary.kass@hotmail.comRR 2/3 CC 2/3 CONDO 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 RR 2/3 BM 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 2/3 CC 2/10 OPEN HOUSETROPICANA CO-OP 55-plus resident-owned park Sunday, Feb. 3, 1-3 p.m. 16711 McGregor Blvd. (Corner McGregor & John Morris Rd.) 239-243-0822 Door Prizes www.tropicanacoop.comNR 2/3 CC 2/3 MAINEKennebunk. 3 family. 2 units rented w/ long-term tenants. Owners unit has 4 BR, 2.5 baths, formal DR & LR, great room w/ FP. Jacuzzi tub in MBR. Of ce or possible 5th BR. 6 car garage. Walk to town. Town services. Main house built it early 1700s. Only minutes to the beach! $560,000. Call Ron, 207-286-6128.NR 2/3 CC 2/24


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANTIQUES 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 FEBRUARY 3, 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 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. $1,399,000MARINER 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 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 & CompanyHOME 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 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 1/27 CC 2/17 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 SOBCZAK KNOWS SANIBEL!As a VIP Realtor, Charles Sobczak has closed more than 700 properties on Sanibel & Captiva in 68 subdivisions and 36 condominium developments. As the author of Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands Charles Sobczak knows the history of the Island and the Sanibel Plan as well as the names of all of your fellow islanders, from gopher tortoises to sabal palms. With more than 27 years of Island experience, call Charles Sobczak for all your real estate needs!(239) 850-0710 or e-mail him at livingsanibel@ earthlink.netTHIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTING! This lovely Sanibel homesite backs up to SCCF Preserve Lands, has a sewer hookup in place, is cleared and most importantly, is priced at a veryMOTIVATED $129,555.NR 2/3 CC 2/3 LOT FOR RVUp to 35 ft. in ve star resort near Bunche Beach at Palmetto Palms. 55 and over. No pets. $600 per month or $3,000 for 6 months Tel. 239-489-2360RR 2/3 CC 2/10 MASTIQUE HIGH RISELocated two miles from the causeway. Three b/r, two bath over 2,000 sq. ft. plus large lanai. This 10th oor unit overlooks a 25 acre natural lake and has expansive views of the Gulf and Sanibel. The gated community offers a large clubhouse with state of the art tness room, pool/card room, media room and kitchen, walk-in heated pool, large spa,tennis courts and lakeside walking path. There is a shing dock and boats for the use of residents. Assigned parking for two cars and a large storage room. Annual rental of $1,800 includes cable and internet. Contact owner at 267-1148 or 516-967-3789.NR 2/3 CC 2/10 MOVING SALESat, Feb. 4 8-2, dsk, computer dk; BR chest; pictures; twin bed BR suit, 2 chairs; TV ent. Ctr, of ce cab. intl bird guides, Xmas dec, bks, tool stuff, etc. 1351 Middle Gulf -A2, SanibelNR 2/3 CC 2/3 MOVING SALEIncludes large white slip covered couch $250, lg pots, lawn furn, cushions, umbrellas, gas grill and much, much more. 1234 Seagrape Lane Friday & Sat. Feb. 3 & Feb. 4 Starts at 8:00 a.m. East End, SanibelNR 2/3 CC 2/24 PUNTA GORDA ANTIQUES SHOWFeb 11, 10 am to 5 pm & Feb 12, 10 am to 4 pm at the Charlotte County Event Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Admission $6 / $1 off w/ ad. For info: 239-877-2830 or allmanpromotions.comNR 2/3 CC 2/10


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 FEBRUARY 3, 201238B My name is Patches and Im a one-yearold female, black Australian cattle dog mix. Comments: Love is in the air during February so its the perfect time to adopt me. Im very affectionate and love to give kisses! I also like to keep busy because Im an active, but not hyper, young dog. Want to play? Adoption fee: $50 (regularly $75) during Februarys My Furry Valentine promotion! My name is Darla and Im a domestic short hair spayed female age about five years. I am brown tiger in color. Comments: Im a super cuddly lap cat. If that isnt enough to convince you to take me home, how about my perky personality? Do you have other pets or cats at home? I love other pets as much as I love people. Adoption fee: $25 (regularly $50) during Februarys My Furry Valentine promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 5337387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, ageappropriate 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. Darla ID #523689 Patches ID #513069 photos by squaredogphoto.comShare your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com




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